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Trekking holidays to Nepal 'can be empowering'

Being surrounded by some of the world's tallest mountains on trekking holidays to Nepal can be an empowering experience, if one traveller is to be believed.

Ken Coverdell told California's Half Moon Bay Review that he was elated to reach the summit of Kala Patthar, which stands at more than 18,000ft.

During the trek he had to ensure he took on enough oxygen to contend with the high altitude, he said, explaining that he would stop and take ten or 20 breaths for every 100 steps that he made.

His feeling of joy at achieving the feat was not driven by personal goals, he added, but instead by the feeling of self-power that he gained from reaching the top of the mountain.

Mr Coverdell said: "I didn't have the goal of climbing a peak or hitting a certain elevation, but that was a tremendous feeling of personal satisfaction.

"I took a lot of satisfaction in having climbed that," he continued.

Those who wish to follow in the footsteps of the traveller may like to consider Adventure Company's Everest Base Camp holiday or the more challenging Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek.

If this article sparks your imagination then have a look at our Everest Base Camp holidays or holidays to Nepal page