When I first booked my flight out to Nepal 9 months ago, I had no idea what adventures would lie in store for me once I arrived. I traveled the length of the Annapurna Circuit and then, after a brief rest in Pokhara, walked the Everest Base Camp region. Both of these incredible experiences, filled with laughter, awe, and beauty, would never have been possible without the help of my amazing guide, Ngima Sherpa, his brother Pem Sherpa, and their company Imperial Expedition. It was through their help and guidance that I had the best, most comfortable, adventurous time of my life while in Nepal. It was absolutely indispensable to have someone who knew the country and the roads with me; their knowledge about the culture, the history, and the people added an extra element of learning to my trip that I am grateful for, and wouldn’t trade for anything. I hope someday to return to Nepal, and when I do, I know exactly which company I am going to contact first to help me have the best trip possible; I already know by experience that my life is safe in their capable hands, and that my adventure will be tailored to fit my curiosities and needs.