Resilience || Shangri La ||
It was a cold winter morning, the temperatures dropping down to -3 degree Celsius when I started the ascent to the Tiger's nest - a remote place with extraordinary beauty.
I couldn't help but notice the local people who were trying to make a living by tending to the various needs of tourists and trekkers. Some were selling local artifacts, some were selling hand carved wooden trekking poles while others were ferrying tourists on horsebacks to the halfway point of the 7km trek. One could not help but admire the humble nature and resilience of the people residing in these mountains. Wearing only bare minimum layers like only a fleece jacket compared to the many layers which wrapped the body of any average tourist present there these local folk had managed to make atleast three trips ferrying tourists to the halfway point and back by the time we reached the halway point of this treacherous climb.