Nov 22

What keeps me alive?

by in Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Travelogue

wakhan return What keeps me alive?

My Fellow trekkers returning back from unfinished Wakhan Corridor Trek

It is difficult to return from the trek of your dreams. I along with my other fellow trekkers did  return after covering nearly more then half of our journey in Wakhan Corridor, Northern Pakistan.

You come back with mixed feelings. When i say mixed, it means that when you go back, you are happy to be back to civilization, getting a good warm water shower, have eggs in the breakfast, meeting your family and friends. In simple words, back to normal life. But at the same time you are sad too. Sad because you are leaving the wild, the adventure and the closest to the nature. You are sad because you had an objective to accomplish but you couldn’t because of unfavorable weather (snow and rain). You are sad. More then you are happy. You had put a lot of efforts to get there.

But then there is lots of hopes you are bringing back with. Hopes to go back and accomplish whatever you couldn’t.

I call my travels Mixed feelings. Its not sad always, but not always happy too. But its always with full of hopes.

That keeps me alive. What keeps you alive?


10 Responses to “What keeps me alive?”

  1. From Sinh:

    In the nature, especially sleeping alone without tent,
    I feel huge unease and mental fatigue.
    I like that feeling.

    This big unease makes me hurry up to home.
    But at the end of trek, my foot slow down for stay in forest longer.
    That is funny.

    I’m not mountain people. Was born in city.
    That is reason why I feel unease in forest.
    And also, is reason why want to go into found in forest.

    Desire and Escape. These are always in couple.
    That’s funny, but I like it.

    I think, this is a mixed feelings as you say,

    Posted on 22. Nov, 2011 at 12:52 pm #
    • From danialshah:

      @Sinh: Oh my God. Sinh, you can truly relate to that or in fact understand the feelings :) only a mountaineer can :) Nicely put in words. THANKS

      Posted on 22. Nov, 2011 at 2:59 pm #
  2. From Sinh:

    Yes,maybe we have the same feeling!
    Very interesting.

    …and Sorry,I mistook in spelling.
    found in forest >> profound forest

    thanks :)

    Posted on 22. Nov, 2011 at 3:58 pm #
    • From danialshah:


      Posted on 24. Nov, 2011 at 8:49 am #
  3. From Basil:

    I feel you bro. exact same feelings

    Posted on 24. Nov, 2011 at 7:46 am #
    • From danialshah:

      Basil you just have started traveling. Imagine if you do that for such a long time. How intense would you feel? :)

      Posted on 24. Nov, 2011 at 8:50 am #
      • From Basil:

        I will let you know in 5 years! :P

        Posted on 26. Nov, 2011 at 1:03 pm #
  4. From Arif Ali:

    Pakistan is wonderful and i love you all Pakistani who are trying to show the good sides of Pakistan

    Posted on 04. Dec, 2011 at 1:02 pm #
    • From danialshah:

      @Arif: Thank You Arif :)

      Posted on 04. Dec, 2011 at 1:44 pm #


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