As I took the final step and looked up, I felt a sudden chill in the air. The mighty Himalayan peaks dominated the view. The sun was already setting but there was pride in our now awakened spirits.
After all the apprehension, all 7 of us had been able to touch the summit of China Peak, safe and together. It was a victory of our endurance that had tested our bonds. The loss of strength and the recent fights were forgotten over hot cups of tea and vegetable maggi prepared by the keeper of the Forest Rest House.
Travel truly ties hearts together.