What a great trekking experience I had to the summit of Mera Peak under the superb leadership of Dawa Geljen Sherpa. His organizational skills are second to none and he always got the best from his team of guides, cooks and porters. When the going got tough – which it did for everyone from time to time – Dawa was there to encourage us all to go on and achieve what for many of us was a lifetime’s ambition.
Big thanks to Adventure Thamserku for making our trip so memorable. Everything went like clockwork and I cannot wait to get back to see everyone again. We went to Nepal anticipating great scenery (which didn’t disappoint), but came home more in love with the Sherpa people. Dawa and his team have so much knowledge of the area, I don’t think there was a question we asked that they couldn’t answer. I’ve now made several friends for life, thank you all so much!
Sudbury, MA, USA
An absolutely fantastic trek. This combines both the Circuit with the Sanctuary. These two treks complement each other perfectly. The Circuit is a complete immersion into Nepalese culture and the environment starting in the lowland valleys and culminating with the high altitude crossing at Thorung La Pass. The Sanctuary is the the perfect climax for this trek, with unbelievable close-up vistas and panoramas. Mountain Monarch did a fantastic job of guiding. Their policy of one trekker:one porter is to be commended. During our trek, we saw many instances of porters carrying excessive weight (double duffels!). By reducing loads and creating additional jobs, MM is doing a great thing. Keep up the great work, Pradip!