The trek was three days and quite labourious due to the fact that Austin and I can't pack light. Alex always kept it interesting, pointing out different birds or plants along the way. His cook, Como-Say, cooked some of the best food we've had on the trip. Every meal was a smorgasbord of soups, noodle dishes, curries and salads. Our favourite was simple: tomatoes and onions in lemon juice.
We had lunch on the first day at the Viewpoint Guesthouse, located on the top of a mountain overlooking the surrounding countryside. It is run by a friendly Nepali family who can cook up some great curry. That night we stayed in a little village with some friends of Alex. The grandmother was a sweet old lady who was always laughing.
The second day was the most incredible in terms of scenery. It seemed at every turn we were stopping to take photos, some of which can be seen below. That night we stayed at a monastery, which was an interesting experience although we didn't get to meet many of the monks.