Tag: Mera Peak

Mera Peak Team Acclimatizes in Thangnag

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, The Team had a “Tejas Rest Day” today — we were busy almost all day. This morning, under clear blue skies, we hiked up to the top of the moraine overlooking Sabai Tsho — the glacial lake that was the source of the 1998 flood we’ve been talking about. … Continue reading “Mera Peak Team Acclimatizes in Thangnag”

Mera Peakers ascend to Tangnag

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, Crystal clear weather was a joy to start the day in. We got some beautiful views of the surrounding mountains for our first time. The Hinku valley that we are treking up shows much flood damage. Several village homes of Tangnag were washed away when in 1998 an earthquake … Continue reading “Mera Peakers ascend to Tangnag”

Mera Peak Team Hones their Skills

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, The Team had a great day today, thanks to much improved weather here in Khote. This morning, we took a short hike to explore the wild terrain of this valley. Large, mossy boulders scattered both sides of the river and flowering Rhododendron trees lined the path. It is a … Continue reading “Mera Peak Team Hones their Skills”

Mera Peak Climbers in Khote Training Indoors, Exploring Waterfall

Mera Peak Climbers Arrive in Khote, begin practicing Skills

Mera climbers fly to Lukla

Namaste friends, family and loved ones, Up early and off the the airport by 5am. The Himalaya is typically clearner early in the morning. We were darn lucky to fly as it was so cloudy the shut down the Kathmandu airport after we took off. We acclimatized by seeing the sights of beautiful downtown Lukla. […]

Mera Peak Team Gets Organized

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, It was a busy day today in Kathmandu for the Team. This morning, we toured three Unesco World Heritage Sights. Things were hopping at the Monkey Temple, one of the oldest in Kathmandu. Next, we went to Pashupati, a Sacred Hindu Temple and cremation site. While we were there, … Continue reading “Mera Peak Team Gets Organized”

Mera Peak Expedition Kicks Off

Namaste Friends, Family & Loved Ones, We are tremendously excited to kick off our inaugural Mera Peak Expedition. Although it is geographically close to our second home in the Khumbu Valley, all reports are that the Hinku Valley where Mera Peak is located is truly a different and remote world– Adventure and exploration await! By … Continue reading “Mera Peak Expedition Kicks Off”

Mera Peak Dispatches begin soon!

stay tuned!


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