Cousins Kamal (L) and Nikhil (R), my porter and guide, respectively. Their faces peppered with marks from the elements. Forged by adversity, they continue to dream for better days. Kamal, 21 and strong as an ox, temporarily stopped school to earn money and save up for his education. He aims to pursue Economics in university. Nikhil, 31 and with a can-do attitude, brings both mountain experience and energy to his clients. During treks, he takes every opportunity to talk to his five year old daughter on the phone. Amazing guys!