It was the cold afternoon in the Manang Valley, 15th February 1992, when I saw a trekking Troup getting back their way for not daring to cross the THORONG PASS. On the very moment, from the same Troup, there came an American MR. MICHEL who seems to be wondering, finding the way to cross it. I went near by him, and once he asked me if i could cross the Pass or if i could help him crossing it. "YES i can" that was my short and instantly returned answer to him. Seems like he was a bit more interested...
The very next moment, it was my job to find the Hiking Shoes on Rent. Knowing my intentions, he offer me to lend his normal Sports shoe if i can try with that. Again it was my answer "YES". He was noticing my every activities out there. Soon it began heavy snow falling, i was on my job to cross the Thorong Pass and at last, i got the Victory. With my full excitement, i was jumping all around the snow, easting my hunger, my thirst with snow. Suddenly i heard him shouting at me.. Hey !! you r just like a 'Snow MONKEY'.. and it was the moment i was honored by the name.. and it goes on.
Things Needed for Trek :-
Hat, Gloves, Warm Jacket, Pants , Sleeping bag, Rain gear, Sun screen, Good trekking Shoes / Boots & Snow Gater, Water Bottle + Water Purifier, Medical Kit.
- Open your eyes
- Enjoy the view
- Walk slowly
- Catch in your breath
- Drink a lot of water
- If you have Nausea, headache do not go higher keep your eye on your friends + Guide & Porters. If they get sick help them, Do not leave behind them.
Things To Know About Trekking :-
- Rubbish-don't throw it except into rubbish bin.
- Tamples, Prayer rocks, Stones with red coloring are holy place. Respect them, do not go to the toilte near this places.
- Always eat at the hotel at which hotel are you are staying. Don't eat at another hotel. Smoke Cigarette, Drink alcohol only in moderation, Dress modestly - men + women should not wear very short shorts or sleeveless shirts. Do not give beggares. Ask permission to photograph people. Do not take photograph when donkey walking in the bridge.
Follow this Guide " SNOW MONKEY " and you will be safe, happy and will grow on your knowledge and appreciation of the Nepali Mountains, Culture and natural wonders of this land.
" THANK YOU FOR THE RESPECT "