Sunrise above Mera just before the climbers summit
Namaste and Welcome to Nepal! Autumn is about to begin here in Nepal. As in the past years Explore Himalaya is perfectly prepared to organize many informative and interesting tours, treks, and numerous adventurous activities to a variety of fascinating destinations in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. Be a delightful guest of Explore Himalaya and explore the diverse tours and treks in Nepal which are full of special touches, class and culture. Once again let OUR expert guidance help you to enjoy the natural and cultural beauties of Nepal.
Steady-steps-on slopes to Mera
Climb Mera Peak 6654m, a popular trekking peak in the Khumbu region of Nepal
Fun and adventures with abundant Snow Adventure
Acquire the technical proficiency at the foot of Mera, and then use these skills to conquer Mera Peak walking over the glacier.
Holistic view of Himalayas in the region from Mera Summit
Traverse to the numerous valleys through the dense rhododendron and bamboo vegetation crossing the high passes. It is an opportunity to well acclimatize and explore the culture and nature of the region.
Mera Peak offers unforgettable views of the six highest peaks of the world from its summit. Mera summit is simply the best for a close up view of Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse and Everest and the glorious distant view of Kanchenjunga and K2.
Rope works and crampon skills towards Mera Summit
The strong Himalayan Rivers cut the high mountains forming some of the world’s deepest gorges and valleys. As well as, some valleys exactly resemble the deserted Tibetan high altitude Valleys. The views of these glorious landscapes have no match.
British musician Oz Bayldon along with a group of volunteers after reaching the summit of Mera Peak(6,654 meter), made some music and sang their way into the Guniness Book of World Records for performing the "highest gig in Himalayas" . The group completed this feat for charity. They supposedly raised £35,000 for an orphanage in Nepal. Nepal Tourism Board felicitated the group on 29th May in Kathmandu for their achievement.
"British musician Oz Bayldon breaks record for highest gig in Himalayas"
Climb Mera Peak without burning a hole in your pocket!
A special Mera Peak package based on tea-house trek was organized by Explore Himalaya with 5 participants in April 2012. This was actually an experiment to provide the budget friendly trek to our valuable customer and also for the tea-house owner by bringing in business up to Mera peak base camp. From base camp, our team of Sherpa was stationed throughout with food, equipments and other gears to support the climber.
All the participants of this trip were happy with the service of our supporting staff and tea-house owner. Sadly, at that time, due to heavy snowfall around 4 feet from Chutunga, none of the participants summit the peak. Our one participant’s reached the altitude of 6200m, unfortunately his plastic boot broke and had to return back to the base camp.
All in all, they were satisfied with their accomplishment !
On October Explore Himalaya organized an expedition to Mera Peak(6654m) for a large group of 13 Danish climbers. The team leader was Ole Andreassen. The team along with 6 climbing sherpas from Explore Himalaya left Kathmandu and flew to Lukla on 7th October from where their trek started. By 19th October the team had reached the High Camp of Mera Peak. They made their summit bid in the early hours of 20th October. Luckily they were successful and at around 5:30 Am (local time) 12 Danish members and 6 sherpas stood jubilantly at the summit of Mera Peak.
Here are some delightful pictures of the expedition taken by Pasang Sherpa (Sirdar):
Enjoying views of snowy peaks while taking a breather
Lunch at a wooded grove
Taking an uphill trail
Summit push in the early hours – 20th Oct, 2011
At the summit of Mera Peak(6654m) "Yay!"
"Take our picture too!"
Snow covered Base Camp
Let's celebrate – Cheers!
Party time –' It's the time to disco (the sherpa way)!'
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”– Mark Twain
Thus wrote Mark Twain, noted American humorist and author, exhorting all and sundry to set off for the unknown, fearless and uninhibited.
A group of six spirited female adventurers (most of them in their 40s) from Canada and France seemed to have taken his advice to heart and sought to climb Mera Peak , Nepal’s highest trekking peak in November, at the onset of chilly winter season. Explore Himalaya had the opportunity to organize the expedition for the group. After the completion of their expedition, the ladies dropped in at our office and the group leader Lou Lamontagne, spoke at length about their trip to Mera Peak and the changes she found in Nepal since her last visit in 2005.
(Expedition members (wearing scarves) with Explore Himalaya’s staff)
Though only one member (Hélène Mineau) could reach the summit, Lou said that they were all happy with the expedition.
To quote Lou – “We would have liked to do the summit but for us not doing the summit is not a disaster. We enjoyed all the aspects of the expedition.. that’s the most important thing.”
Read about their trip in Lou’s own words :
“We were six people – five Canadians(Marie Légaré, Carole CôTÉ, Hélène Mineau, Isabelle Gagnon & Lou Lamontagne) and one French (Severine Tralli). We are a group of friends and we have done a lot of mountaineering and kayaking and outdoor stuff in the past and so we knew each other. I proposed them a trip to Nepal and they said OK. So we went on internet and tried to find a good company. Actually we found your website. We have some friends in Pokhara called 3 Sisters Adventure. They are into trekking also, but they didn’t do Solu Khumbu trekking, just the Annapurna. So we checked with them. We asked if you were a good company and they said you had a good reputation and we could trust you and we went ahead.
Our trek was excellent. It met all our expectations and we are very happy with the way we were received at the airport. We are also very happy with the expedition itself, the way the staff took care of us. We really appreciated all the small little attention, you know, like bed tea and wash water. They (Explore Himalaya’s staff) just generally made sure that our safety and security was on the agenda.
In 2005 I did the Around the Annapurna Trek (21 days), and that was wonderful also. This expedition was much, much harder. Only one member from our group summitted. I had a bad bronchitis problem in Khare just before High Camp. I knew that I couldn’t summit because I was coughing very bad and I had a fever. The other five members went up to High Camp. But four of them got sick with altitude sickness and just one summitted. But that’s okay we would have liked to do the summit but for us not doing the summit is not a disaster. We enjoyed all the aspects of the expedition. So that’s the most important thing.
When I was here in 2005, it was in the middle of People’s War. We witnessed a great military presence everywhere and the Maoists used to stop us and ask for money. We could feel the political upheaval. It was pretty serious at that time and the King was almost out of a job. But now that the Civil War is over, I find more trekkers on the trail and the hotels, tea- houses and lodges doing good business. Things are back to normal.
I would like to come back and visit Dolpo region. This trip was wonderful and we were happy with everything. This was truly a wonderful trip and I am sure we will meet again.”
(Photos Courtesy : Marie Légaré & Isabelle Gagnon)
A very great experience. Explore Himalaya's staff were very professional and helpful at all times. Our Trek guide was excellent and very professional. They gave good instructions which led to successful climbing. Our itinerary was perfect. We felt secure at all times.