Dennis traveled to India on March 15th as part of his ongoing commitment to volunteer work. We will feature more about this in a later post, but he is also taking the opportunity to spend some time in Nepal. Starting from Kathmandu, he hiked Annapurna Mountain from March 25th through April 1st with his guides Kumar and Harka. Along the way, they stayed at “tea houses” where they were fed by the families who lived there. While they were hiking through a valley with a 2,500-year-old Tibetan monastery, the lama invited him to attend the meditation and the tea ceremony that followed.
The beauty of the Himalayas, the compassion of the lamas, and the welcoming spirit of the people of Nepal have made this an experience he will cherish for many years to come.