Peaks and Passes of Nepal - Mera to the Rolwaling
Nepal, Climbing, 36 days - from £3,295 (land only) - from €4,450 (land only) - from $5,300 (land only)
By: William Budd, London
Ade was an excellent leader with a strong sense of responsibility for the safety and health of all trip members. It was a long trip and would have tested most leaders patience! Ade was always in good spirits and gave consistently excellent support and instruction. I was very impressed.
What I enjoyed the most - Spectacular scenery, good company, an excellent leader. The isolation and the walk up to/crossing of the Amphu Labtsa. Summiting on Island Peak!
By: Martin Plackett, London, UK
I most enjoyed the exciting summit ridge on Island Peak, the wonderful ice formations on the Amphu Labtsa, the views of Everest & Makalu from the Renjo La, the lakes below the Kongma La, the Omai Tsho sacred lake in the Rolwaling and Zomba's tuna pizza & chips!
,br/>Ade made some good changes to the itinerary, eg Kongme Dingma is a better place for rest day/training than Panch Pokhari, Scoundrel's View was a more interesting excursion than Everest Base Camp and it was better for members & crew to press on the Thame & have a rest day than stop short at Lungdung. It was also good to have a rest day at Na in the Rolwaling, and gave some of us the opportunity for a beautiful walk to the Omai Tsho sacred lake. And the bus pickup below Simigaon saved a lot of time, compared with walking to Singati. One further detail on itinerary: it refers to packing mountain bags at Khare on Day 10 - this should be at Mera La on Day 11.