In October of this past year, I was lucky enough to join a group of students from Where There Be Dragons on a trek through the Annapurna region of the Himalayas. We spent 14 days hiking a remote part of the conservation area, where we went days without seeing other people. The views were incredible, and we were greeted by great weather. Although the trekking was difficult and the days were long, it felt so good to work your body hard and be rewarded with beautiful mountains scenery and high altitude plains. But I think the most memorable part of the trek was doing it as a group. The dynamics shift when you live in tents and walk together all day long, and being part of the journey was an honor.