It was early in the morning. Way too early. I’m not an early bird, so waking up before sunrise was almost unknown to me. But on this day, something woke me up.
After three days of fog on the Sandakphu trek, the mountains had cleared up. There I was, standing on the India-Nepal border at Sabargram. Half my body was in India, and the other half was in Nepal. I couldn’t feel my fingers due to the cold winds.
I stood there facing North. To my right, on the East, the sun was about to rise. In front of me was the Sleeping Buddha, as calm as ever. To my left on the West, at a distance, lay the mighty Mount Everest! The snowy summits of both Kanchenjunga and Everest were lit on fire by the gleaming rays of the morning sun. Ecstasy, this was pure ecstasy!
Here is my Sandakphu trek video. I think the video will speak for itself. Watch it on full screen mode to experience the video at its best.
If you want to take up the quest to find the Sleeping Buddha, take a look at our Sandakphu-Phalut Trek Guide.