We meet many people in our life and sometimes in the very first meeting, you become friends regardless of your age. And this is how I met Carol.
I was working at office when I got a call that there is a lady who wishes to go Everest Base Camp. I then went to find out who she was. I encountered a very charming lady who actually wanted to book the trip for her son. And then I asked her what would she be doing when her son would be in the mountains. She was reluctant to go to the Everest region thinking she would not be able to do it. I came up with an idea that she should join her son in the adventure and just walk till the point she finds it fine and then do some side trips and wait for her son at Monjo/ Phakding by going back. She thought for sometime over a cup of coffee.
Her answer was “Yes” finally. I quickly made arrangements for her trip. I met Axel too when he arrived Kathmandu. I wished them all the best for their trip. Selected young guide same age as Axel so that he has a good companion for his trek.
Axel with Guide Damodar at Everest Base Camp
Everything went perfectly as the mother and son enjoyed their trip. I was more than happy to see the pictures Carol updated on Facebook. I got some photos from her Facebook for this post.
Yak giving pose for Photo
I hope this post will inspire people who think they can’t do something but do not think about better ways of accomplishing their wishes. Like is too short for not doing the things we wish for thinking the right time is yet to come. DO remember one thing is life my friends, “The perfect time never ever comes”..
I have always asked people I meet to write the review of their visit and their experience. It is always interesting to read what people write regarding their visit to different places. And sometimes it gives immense pleasure if they have also given you some credit for helping in organizing their visit. And today I have come up with an idea, why not I write my story of working in the travel field for more than three years.
First of all, I would like to share how I came to know my friend Laura- Tormenta
It was her friend who sent an email to plan the trip. She then had three of her friends joining her in the trip for some tour and Dhampus-Sarangkot trekking. The trip was confirmed. In the end she shared with me that she cannot come and put me in contact with her friend Laura. To my surprise now, I do not remember the first lady who I talked with but Laura is my very close friend. We talk almost everyday. When I was in Spain this January, I met Laura and the other two ladies (Anna and Bea) who visited Nepal with Laura. My special friends even took me to the mountains near Madrid where I got the first experience of playing with snow. I can’t thank them enough for the love they showed.
Playing with snow.. 🙂 🙂
Laura and Bea are coming with Lydia for Everest Base Camp trip this year.
Laura and the Everest
Click here to read: How I met Carol Reager and her son Axel?
Just returned home from Dubai and look what I found. And wow, it’s better than I could have imagined. This is my set of mBraining Prayer Wheel. The wheels were hand carved in Wood, Metal and Stone by local crafts people in Nepal. The wheels represent the three elements of mBraining; Courage, Creativity and Compassion (these words are hand carved in Sanskrit on the wheels). The money for this creation went directly to the people affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal earlier this year. Huge Thank you to KB Barakoti and Grant Soosalu for making this happen.
Wow, it’s better than I could have imagined. This is my set of mBraining Prayer Wheel. The wheels were hand carved in Wood, Metal and Stone by local crafts people in Nepal. The wheels represent the three elements of mBraining; Courage, Creativity and Compassion (these words are hand carved in Sanskrit on the wheels). The money for this creation went directly to the people affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal earlier this year. Huge Thank you to KB Barakoti and Grant Soosalu for making this happen.
Friendly and charming person, Mr. Khadananda Barakoti is a mountaineering guide who has been working in the Travel and Tourism field since several years. Popular as KB, he has always received positive feedback from the guests who he has traveled with.
Currently, working as a guide at Nepal Social Treks and Expedition, KB dai is a very devoted worker. He is a motivation to those who want to make a career as a mountaineering guide in Nepal.
At present, KB is actively in involved in uniting Nepal and Australia by involving in the project mBraining Prayer Wheels. Here, he is working with Nepal Social Treks for the selling of book “Using Multiple Brains to do Cool Stuffs” written by Australian writers Grant Soosalu and Marvin Oka and Prayer Wheels made in Nepal across the globe. Find more info:
With the joint venture of Nepal Social Treks and MBIT, we have been able to send the book “Using Multiple Brains to do Cool Stuff” by Marvin Oka Grant Soosalu and Prayer Wheels made in Nepal to different parts of the world. We would like to thank all the people who have supported us so far and now we are providing some information and stories related to how this all started here. Hope this will be useful to the ones who have already bought and for the ones who are sending requests to us from around the world asking the procedure of buying the book and prayer wheels.
For purchasing the book, please Click Here!!!
First of all as the writer of this article, let me tell you what influenced me to provide this information. I (Sajana Tripathi) work at Nepal Social Treks and Expedition as a IT personnel and I am responsible for managing our web department and look after our website and its content. When I came to know about how KB dai (dai: in Nepali, meaning big brother )and Ram Sir are working together in sending this cool book and beautiful/artistic Prayer Wheels across the globe, I came with the idea of writing this article so as to provide all the necessary information the buyers need to know.
MBIT and the book:
“In the 700 year old Soka Gakkai Buddhism teachings there is a mystic truth known as the ‘Buddha state’ or ‘Buddha wisdom’ that acts as a reservoir through which anyone can take control of their lives and fulfill their greatest dreams. According to these ancient spiritual beliefs, this state of wisdom involves a melding of Compassion, Creativity and Courage.”
mBraining, Grant Soosalu & Marvin Oka
Written by Marvin Oka and Grant Soosalu, Using Multiple Brains to do Cool Stuff is a very useful and informative book. It is a must read for those who wish to know about the latest scientific research on human brain and some other interesting facts.
“A prayer wheel is a cylindrical wheelon a spindle made from metal, wood, stone, leather or coarse cotton. Traditionally, the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum is written in Sanskrit on the outside of the wheel. Also sometimes depicted are Dakinis, Protectors and very often the 8 auspicious symbols Ashtamangala.” Source: Wikipedia
There is great importance of Prayer Wheels. The most commonly used mantra is “Om Mani Padme Hum”. According to the Tibetan mythology, spinning the wheels have the same laudable effect as reciting the prayers.
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Our satisfied customers from different parts of the world have poured down some words of appreciation for our step. 🙂 We are happy to share them with you.
A Small Step for Social Cause
It gives us immense pleasure to share with you that 5% of the total sales goes to various Old Age Homes in Nepal who are taking care of the old people who were abandoned by their own children. It is very sad that whole life parents spend all their earning and time for their children but when the time comes for the children to look after their parents, they just abandon those pious souls and move on with their life. Thanks to those Old Age Homes, who are taking care of those needy people.
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So, you are just tired of your busy schedule and want to go trekking in the Himalayas. But you are confused regarding the personal equipment required to trek in Nepal. You, my friend have come to the right place.
Here, below I have enlisted the all the necessary equipment. Just pack your bags and get ready for the adventure.
- A pair of light hiking boots.
- A pair of sandals.
- Some pairs of woolen socks.
- One light wool / fleece sweater.
- One down sweater / jacket.
- One light wind Gore-Tex jacket and one light wind Gore-Tex pant.
- A pair of Gore-Tex glove shells with liner or ski gloves.
- One sunscreen lotion (SPF 50+)
- Sun glasses
- Trekking Stick
- Rain Poncho
- Water bottle and water purifier.
- Two T – shirts and one long sleeve T – shirts
- Flashlight (extra batteries)
- Sun hat.
- Swiss Knife
- Insect Repellent Cream
- One trekking baggy pants
- First aid kit
- Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, toilet rolls, bath towel etc) and more necessary personal clothes,
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