Many friends of mine were wondering why I had to put myself through all those tortures just to be in the middle of the Himalayas. Looking at photos from Google Maps is as satisfying and even more beautiful than the real deal. For them, a destination may mean something else but for me, the journey shapes the destination. Without the conversation I had with many trekking friends, without the countless accidents, I had during the trek (and fun stories to tell), without the hardship that I had to go through, the destination will have no meaning to me.

Just like in life, the money you got from your parents are less meaningful than the money you earned by working tirelessly every day. The harder you try, the greater the reward.