Here is my friend Kumari. She led me into the Himalayas. I was a bit scared to trek solo. Instead I chose 3 Sisters Trekking out of Pokhara, Nepal to help me get back safely.
Kumari supports her family with trekking. She’s ridiculously optimistic and strong. I can’t tell you how many times she offered to carry my 20 lbs pack in addition to her own load. At the end of each day, she felt “great” and was never tired. Personally, I struggled to keep up and fell on my bed exhausted each of the 12 day trek.