My birthday gift to myself this year was a chance to climb Stok Kangri in the Indian Himalayas. I booked with Sanjay Saini of Escapade Adventures. Although we didn't make the summit due to unusually high snowfall and consequent avalanche danger, we gave it a good try and at least got higher than base camp.
The scenery was outstanding, with panoramic views of neighbouring peaks, abundant mountain wildflowers, and marmots which kept us entertained for a long period. I was hoping to lose a few pounds on the trip, but the food was too good. The cook was up there in a class all by himself, and I'm afraid I had to come back to Canada to lose weight!