So many: the mountains, the food, the places we visited and stayed in.
A couple of us fancied a duck curry (random), so our tour leader had a word with a local villager, who in turn arranged the curry to be cooked and we went back later to eat accompanied by a couple of beers!
During most of the second week, we had a stunning Himalayan back-drop everywhere we travelled, which we never got bored of and I think I took hundreds of pics to prove it!
The variation of cycling was also really varied too - riding through forests, downhill (long downhills) on tarmac, off-road dirt tracks, riding through many villages dodging children, goats, ducks, chickens, sheep, monkeys and (loads of) dogs!
Kumar's enthusiasm is infectious and nothing was too much trouble for him. He put maximum effort into making sure everyone had the best time and enjoyed everything his country had to offer. If Kumar does not win a 'Best Tour Leader' award for 2013, it would be a travesty! One of the most memorable moments for me was seeing Kumar running down a hotel corridor (at about 6.45am, as I was on my way to breakfast) and calling me to come with him quickly. As we got outside, the Himalayas were in full view for the first time (from cloud cover). It was breathtaking scenery and again, demonstrates Kumar's enthusiasm.
Kumar arranged everything to perfection and everything we wanted to do, he made sure happened - and much more besides. A true hero and Exodus are fortunate to have someone so dedicated.
I have done a previous Exodus trip (to Vietnam, and again, the tour leader was great) and I cannot express the importance of having a good guide for a trip. They can make or break a trip, so it is fair to say, Kumar definitely helped make my Nepal trip!