Climbing, TrekkingChallenging, Moderate

Mera Peak Climbing

Based on 5 Reviews
US$ 2150 $2350

The bulk of Mera, officially the highest of Nepal’s permitted trekking peaks, rises to the south of Everest and dominates the watershed between the wild and heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Drangkas in Himalayan in Nepal. Mera (Peak) is a chance to venture into a little visited and as yet unspoiled Himalayan  region of Nepal where the hillsides are still densely forested and a need to be self-sufficient is essential.

Additionally, it offers some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, pristine forest, and high altitude climbing in the world. We start this climb with a hair-raising flight into the small town of Lukla at 2,800 m (9,184 ft). From there it is a six-day trek, with plenty of acclimatization days to keep us healthy at our ever-increasing altitude, through some of Nepal’s most pristine Rhododendron, oak, silver fir and birch forests, past beautiful alpine lakes, and finally up to the foot of Mera Glacier where well establish base camp. We will set up two more high camps, the first over 300 m above B.C. on the Mera Glacier, and the second after we cross the Mera crevasse field at 5,800 m. From here it is a steady and steep climb to reach the summit, with awe-inspiring views of Kanchenjunga and Makalu to the east, Everest and Lhotse to the north, and Ama Dablam and Choyu to the west. Navigate Outdoor offer lots of different services including full packages that’s including Kathmandu to Kathmandu full services, or just 4 days climbing clinic which will be Base Camp to Base camp services with  necessary legal documents for the trip with professional climbing certify guides & Porter.

  • Destination:Nepal, Peak Climbing
  • Trip Grade:Challenging, Moderate
  • Max Elevation:6461m
  • Total Duration:16 - 18 days
  • Best Time:Mar- May & Oct - Dec
  • Best Peak climber :5 star
  • Khare to Khare:Climbing clinic 4-6 day

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu Trenasfer to Hotel
  • Day 02: Preparation in Kathmandu and last minute gear organize and stay in Kathmandu.
  • Day 03: fly to Lukla trek to Chutanga.
  • Day 04: Trek to Thuli Kharka.
  • Day 05 - Trek Thuli Kharka to Tashi Dingma(3,580m), descent 720m.
  • Day 06—Tashi Dingma to Thangnag (4,356m), ascent 776m.
  • Day 07: Rest day at Thangnag.
  • Day 08 -Trekking Tangnag to Khare.
  • Day 09 – Stay one extra day at Khare.
  • Day 10: Khare to Mera lower base camp
  • Day 11: trekking Lower base camp to High camp (5,780m) Tented camp.
  • Day 12 - Summit to Mera peak altitude 6461m,
  • Day 13: Trek Base Camp to Tashi Dingma
  • Day 14 - Tashi Dingma to Thuli Kharka.
  • Day 15 – Trekking Thulikharka to Lukla.
  • Day 16 - Flight to Kathmandu 35 minute and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 17 — Extra day in Kathmandu and stay in Kathmandu.
  • Day 18 – Transfer to airport for your final departure.



Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu Trenasfer to Hotel
Arrive in Kathmandu transfer to hotel, refresh , and for the local market explore and local test.
Day 02: Preparation in Kathmandu and last minute gear organize and stay in Kathmandu.
Finishing government legal formalities in NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) issuing permits, and national park fees. For peak climbing you must have your personal safety gear ATC, Ice-ex, pee-cord, hardness, carabinars, belay devices, and attack pack and some quick snacks for climbing days. If you are interested for the Sightseeing in Kathmandu we can easily arrange night before. Kathmandu has many great places for day visit and cultural experiences.
Day 03: fly to Lukla trek to Chutanga.
After breakfast we'll have short scenic flight to lukla airport 35 minute world’s adventures mountain flight (2840m). During lunch our leader will arrange porter load and other necessary for the peak climbing expedition. We'll trek to Chuthanga ( 3020m) ascent 180m, and camp/tea-house stay for overnight hold.
Day 04: Trek to Thuli Kharka.
our hiking/ trekking starts at 8:30 am - 9:00 am every day accept peak climbing. Day will be really great and scenic passing some Goth, Shepard's shelters and small human settlement, crossing  Zatrwa La pass (4,610m) /Thuli Kharka(4300m), ascent 1280m. We're climbing a little more than first day and gained altitude over one thousand in whole day.
Day 05 - Trek Thuli Kharka to Tashi Dingma(3,580m), descent 720m.
Today our trekking is quite easier than day before  descending to Tashi Dingma. It's great way to explore the valley crossing from Khumbu range to Mera peak valley.  We will serve you lunch around 1:00pm.  
Day 06—Tashi Dingma to Thangnag (4,356m), ascent 776m.
Today our trekking journey getting closer to our mountain we are planning climbing in a few days. Thangnag is the two step below the Mera Peak base camp. Altitude is over four thousand so we need a little bit aware of hydration and self care. drinking  garlic soup help to acclimatize your body for the high mountain condition. If you are planning to taking altitude med  start at Lukla and take one tab in 24hrs.
Day 07: Rest day at Thangnag.
After breakfast hike nearest highest peak the rule of thumb hike up sleep low great way to acclimatization and get used to for the high altitude climbing. Take rest drink a lots of water with some NOON, and get ready for the next day.
Day 08 -Trekking Tangnag to Khare.
Trekking about 4-5 hours to Khare closer to Base camp of Mera Peak. We will be night hold at the local Teahouse and brief about the rest of the climbing program and risk management and other initial safety issues with team and crews.
Day 09 – Stay one extra day at Khare.
Today our climbing leader will introduce some rope system and safety for individual during the climbing. We’ll introduce some other technical gear and use after the breakfast and take a few hours break for the lunch at the Teahouse. It depend on the weather and the set-up we would like to hike a little further away from the Teahouse for ascending – descending and rope use, anchor system and communication we use during climbing. Learning a few knots and system that will give you some amount of freedom at the climbing period.
Day 10: Khare to Mera lower base camp
Khare to Mera lower base camp altitude 5350m via Mera La pass (5,415m), ascent 400m and descent to Mera base camp 65m. As soon as we left Khare have no longer access of Teahouse. and permanent settlement, we’ll be set up camp depend on the weather could be snow or just on the moraine. Our guide will cook some dry quick mountain food and sleep at the 5350m altitude.
Day 11: trekking Lower base camp to High camp (5,780m) Tented camp.
High camp (5,780m) Tented camp with limited amount of food supply lightweight, ascent 430. After breakfast our peak climbing journey start to high camp also known summit camp, we’ll organize lightweight pack only for dinner, breakfast and snacks for the summit day. Rest of stuff left in the high camp with our porter and kitchen helper. We’ll recommended to carry extra snickers bars, power bar for the quick energy supplement during the climb.
Day 12 - Summit to Mera peak altitude 6461m,
Summit to Mera peak altitude 6461m, and back to base camp or Khare depending on time  weather and  our energy. We’ll start very early; depending on the weather and your energy we’ll make decision night before brief about the next day plan. We will grab some snacks and carry our small stoves with hot drinks hot chocolate, coffee. We have a long day ahead for the peak summit; we’ll be hiking, using crampons and glacier rig system while walking on the glacier for the safety reason. After summit we’ll back to lower base camp/Khare depending on the time and energy we have for the further hike down after the summit.
Day 13: Trek Base Camp to Tashi Dingma
Trek Base Camp/Khare to Tashi Dingma altitude 3580m descent 1800m. After breakfast we’ll start descending to Tashi Dingma altitude 3580m. Going down is always easy & fast pace because of oxygen and our mental vibe.
Day 14 - Tashi Dingma to Thuli Kharka.
Tashi Dingma to Thuli Kharka altitude 4300m. ascent 776m. We’ll be staying at the local Teahouse, order our breakfast night before and ready when we wake up. After the breakfast we’ll start our trekking around 8:30am to Thuli Kharka altitude 4300m, we will gain another 776m altitude.
Day 15 – Trekking Thulikharka to Lukla.
Thulikharka to Lukla and stay in Lukla altitude 2840m via Zatrwa La Pass altitude 4610m, ascent 310m and descent to Lukla 1770m. Long hiking back to Lukla crossing Zatra La Pass altitude 4610, we’ll gain some altitude , there are some ups and down, and finally descending to Lukla altitude 1770m. Stay over night at the Lukla close to airport.
Day 16 - Flight to Kathmandu 35 minute and transfer to hotel.
Flight to Kathmandu 35 minute and transfer to hotel. Weather Lukla- Kathmandu is very funny and unpredictable; normally weather is always great delaying 1-2 hours is normal except some surprised in the Kathmandu/Lukla. We’re arriving at the Kathmandu domestic airport, transfer to hotel.
Day 17 — Extra day in Kathmandu and stay in Kathmandu.
Extra day in Kathmandu in case of weather flight delay and cancel we have at least one extra day to arrange our travel and making sure not missed international flight. Optional sightseeing in Kathmandu, Soyambhunath, Buddhanath, Pasupatinath Temple, and Durbar square. All these sites are world heritage UNESCO protected place, great way to spend a day in Kathmandu. At the evening visit some local shops and market for the cultural interactions.
Day 18 – Transfer to airport for your final departure.
Transfer to the airport for your final destination, please inform our staff or leader when and what is your flight leave from Kathmandu, we must get there 2-3hours prior your flight departure.

Cost Includes

Cost includes:

  • Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu returns flight tickets.
  • Pick-up and drop service by private car/ van or van depending on group size.
  • All meals on trek and climbing (L, D, & B/F) with tea\coffee and treated drinking water.
  • 4 night hotel in Kathmandu and accommodation with breakfast basic.
  • Peak permit fee, National park fees, airport charges.
  • Experience climbing Sherpa guide 4:1 ratio, and Porter 2:1 ratio.
  • Climbing group gear i.e.lead Rope, anchor building gear, tent and dry food.
  • Salary and insurance for our guide & porter.

Cost Excludes

Cost does not include:

  • Client’s personal accident and medical insurance.
  • Alcohol, Mineral water & bottle beverages.
  • Personal expenses, Internet, international phone call, donation and souvenir etc.
  • Guide and porter tips.
  • Meals in Kathmandu (lunch & dinner).
  • International flights and visas and airport charges
  • Personal climbing gear and clothing.

Cost and Dates

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price Availability Book
20th March, 2024 5th April, 2024 US$2150 Available Book Now
6th April, 2024 21st April, 2024 US$2150 Available Book Now
4th May, 2024 21st May, 2024 US$2150 Available Book Now
8th October, 2024 25th October, 2024 US$2150 Available Book Now
12th November, 2024 29th November, 2024 US$2050 Available Book Now
15th March, 2025 4th April, 2025 US$2050 Available Book Now

Please be ready and keep in mind that adventure in the Himalayan Mountains requires an open & emphatic mind. During your trek you are lacking some of the basic need like attached bath, hot shower and electricity. Due to weather conditions, health issues, and other general issues of the group members or sudden natural disaster like landslide, snow storms, and other natural aspect we may to change your route. We try our best to follow our original plan when you booked your expedition, but your safety is our primary concern. In case the trip need reroute of your trek is necessary, our group leader/ guide make final call or decision. Essential Gear

  • Camera, water bottle, extra money, sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhat, hiking loose fitting shorts/ synthetic T-shirt etc.
  • Hiking boots, sports shoe, 3 to 4 pair's woolen socks, 1 pairs gloves, warm hat.
  • Day backpack 35 ltr to 50 ltr, and a duffel bag for your clothing.
  • Warm layers, down or synthetic jackets, fleece, hiking pants, Thermals.
Personal Climbing equipment:
  • Climbing Shoe (plastic boots will be preferable),
  • Crampons one pair,
  • Lucking-1 & 1 unlocking carabineer,
  • Guide ATC-1,
  • Prussic 7 mm dynamic rope for safety – 1 pcs,
  • Sling 8-12’ - 1
  • Helmet- 1
  • Ice-ax -1.
Instead coming same way back to Namche Bazaar we offer alternate route, trekking Amphulapcha – La pass drop into the Chhukung valley and gained extra experiences in mountaineering as well as explore the Khumbu region. Navigate Outdoor organize 4-6 days climbing clinic at the Khare that increase your confidence in the mountain, and support for your own safety while summit peak. Our experienced International certify Nepalese climber and learn from expert how to scale the high Himalayan. Create your dream trips together customize your holiday particular interest or wishes. Please do not hesitate to contact us for details and additional information about the area. We will provide a comprehensive gear list on booking.

    Landing in Nepal’s only International airport Kathmandu walk two minutes to immigration get ready for your online  visa application, having Passport, Passport size picture, change US Dollar saves your time in visa processing in the immigration. A long flight journey arriving in Nepal, keeping low expectations some delay in the baggage handling and a long line make your journey a little bit curious  want to get out of the crowd, and have a good rest in the hotel. While you walking outside of immigration, baggage claim don’t forget to buy (Nepal Telecom & Ncell) prepaid Sim card  takes a few minutes to sign approve, it makes your tour & travel vacation easier and stress free. Kathmandu valley is very small mountain valley surrounded by mountains, have interesting history, culture, diverse human culture in small area. Prepaid taxi makes your life easier no need to deal with taxi driver at the arrival, provide your information where you staying how many people are sharing transport they’ll easily accommodate your interest.       Booking Luxurious Hotel, Budge Hotels, and guesthouses you can book online or ask your agency they will book and simply add in your tour budget. Popular tourist destination is Thamel, you can get all the above accommodation options, world’s test, and fun evening walk, check local handicraft shops, small local restaurant and Nepalese cuisine. Kathmandu is worth to spend 2-3 days historic sites tour vacation would gives you glimpse of Nepalese culture, tradition and diversify of people. Bhaktapur is smallest district in Nepal with many beautiful historic places in the planet, Bhaktapur Durbar Square area, Changu Narayan, Nagarkot mountain view point short hike to Changu Narayan Temple. Staying overnight at Bhaktapur Durbar Square area great way to see night life of local people peace and Boddhanath Temple, Soyambhunath temple, Baantapur Durbar Square, Patna Durbar Square, and Pashupatinath temple all of them are UNESCO heritage sites, you can easily spent day or two even more time to check and take piture and learn Nepali culture and tradition with local guide at the sites. You can easily arrange tour guide from your hotel, and travel agency, worth to have a licensed tour leader with agency cost around $35 - $50 per day.       After your few days tour vacation, day hiking in Kathmandu valley your journey makes a lot easier to travel other part of Nepal. Your budget and time available there are many different adventure activities can do around Kathmandu, hiking Shivpuri National Forest a minute away from your hotel, climber can easily spent a few days climb limestone natural, bolted rock climbing, and indoor climbing in Thamel Kathmandu. For rafter, water adventure lover you can easily do day whitewater rafting two hours away from Kathmandu and enjoy the Himalayan Rivers and local outfit. There are many options in the close by extreme adventure, luxurious overnight stay in the resort, cultural tour and journey in Kathmandu. Nepal’s is most popular destination for trekking, mountain climbing along with whitewater expedition, cultural city tour and world heritage sightseeing. Have a great tour vacation and adventure journey in Nepal. Chura Mani Aryal

Sam & Jenn Nicholson Montana USA

Mani; Clearly you are chosen & Choose across the globe to make a lasting impact on our children. Your strength, calmness, guidance/wisdom, and patience are so evident. We will forever be grateful for the effort + Impact that you have made on our son. Thank you from our bottom of our hearts for this. It’s unbelievable. Peace & love to you forever. Sam & Jenn Nicholson Montana USA 2018.

Journeying a river: Jai Karnali, January 2020

How did river Ganga come to be?

Mythology says that there was a noble King who requested that Ganga descend from heaven to bless humanity and quench the thirst of the land and its people.
Pleased to shower the world with blessings, Ganga rushed down with such gusto that people feared that all that came in the way would be washed away. The God Shiva came to the rescue and stopped the momentum of the water with his long thick long hair. Because of this, Ganga flowed smoothly and satiated the thirst of all beings and showered blessings on the land with each drop of precious water.
Ecologists interpret this myth as a metaphor- Shiva’s thick long hair is synonymous with dense jungles that help check the floods and stop the land from washing away as the river accelerates down the slopes from the melting glaciers.

Rafting down the river Karnali in Western Nepal last month, it felt as if the myth was true! In our group of 11 people were some seasoned sailors, kayakers, river guides, and rafting experts, but a few like me had never been on a raft. I am also not a strong swimmer; so, it was an act of faith and surrender to the river and expertise of our leader Mani, and river rafting expert Manu to go on the trip.
We put the rafts in the river after about 4 hours drive up the town of Surkhet at an altitude of about 800 m. The rafts and the equipment, including the tents and rations, were supplied with the generous support of NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) in the States.

This expedition was conceptualized and planned by Ravi, NOLS India Programmed Director, and Mani ( #navigateoutdoor Nepal) NOLS senior Instructor and who co-led the expedition. The two kayakers, Ganesh and Nanu Kayaks and were in the tumultuous waters of Karnali watching and guiding our rafts at each and every rapid that came along. They were plenty of challenges to varying degrees!

For the next seven days we were out on the river, and camping at some of the most beautiful banks. We witnessed a vast expanse of pristine natural habitats along the way both on land and in the waters. We parked the rafts often to take a walk over to beautiful villages and bought fresh vegetables, fish, milk and yogurt, etc. from the villagers. We savored some delicious meals in cottage eateries that you can find along the traditional walking routes of the shepherds, traders, and village folk, that connect the plains with the high Himal region in the kingdom of Nepal and beyond on the Tibetan plateau. The river crisscrossed some of the most wonderfully crafted hanging bridges on these routes as well.

We saw how the simple and rich life of fishing communities sustainably harvest the bounty of fish from the river. They fish in their dug up canoes made from tree trunks. The fish from Karnali is famous across the region and fetches amongst the highest price in Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu. High value and low volume seem to be the guiding factor – it can be 2-4 days walk to sell and transport the fish, so, the fish is dried or smoked creating a very special, niche type of produce from the villages along Karnali.
Agriculture and livestock rearing is still flourishing in the villages. It was amazing to see some of the most appropriately designed dehusking, pounding, and winnowing equipment still in use – that has perhaps not changed in the last thousand years.

It is indeed a living culture that uses and maintains the landscape, in harmony with nature, using indigenous knowledge to enhance biodiversity and what we call ecosystem services. Our faith in the concept of the Gross National Happiness index was further strengthened. The common Human Development indices merely emphasize infrastructure and access to institutions such as hospitals and schools- but there is so much to be taken into account for true sustainability. While the intent is not to romanticize the old, biocultural heritage, the wisdom of the old seems to be working harmoniously and should well complement human development in a more meaningful way.
Some of the big questions being discussed in conferences and seminars across the world could be answered in a much more eco-friendly and happy way by experiencing the life and values of the community here and of other indigenous peoples across the world.

The modern idea of development as highly individualistic has become increasingly crippled with outdated notions of competition, rather than collaboration, also creating massive disparities in income and consumption of natural resources.
We could learn from the communities here, and take lessons from the past into the future: the dignity of physical work, interdependence, and interconnectedness are three principles that need to be central to human endeavor- there is no sustainability without equity and dignity.

Gradually, we descended down with the flow of the river, as it slowly calmed down in the Terai region. It’s a rich habitat for tigers, rhinoceroses, elephants, and another charismatic megafauna. The very sight of these deep jungles invokes awe. We got off the banks of the mighty Karnali at the little town of Chiso Pani.

We deflated the rafts, packed the gear, washed, and rushed to one of the many restaurants in this little town. Some of us relished the delicious fish from Karnali to their heart's content! For others like me, the restaurant served fabulous fresh greens with dal-bhat; as they say in Nepal “Dal Bhat power, 24 hours!”

May the river Karnali have a long life and continue to bless humanity as the King had anticipated in the ancient times. May present-day leaders start to wake up to the wisdom in conservation and sustainable utilization of the river, rather than damning it and threatening the sheer existence of these communities. May we all learn from the life of the people here; all the wonderful ways to weave a close-knit community and flourish together with nature.

Thanks for the whole team Chura Mani Aryal, Manohar, Nanu and Ganesh river experts, and beautiful Karnali River, and people from the river corridor.

Ajay Rastogi

Majkhali India

Ajay Rastogi,Majhkhali India

"I want to thank you and your guides and employees again for the wonderful memories I have of the Manaslu trek and the lovely side trip into the Tsum Valley. The scenery and experiences were great and I especially loved the variety of forests, the wildlife, and of course the incomparable mountain scenery. I want to add a special thank you to you for the special care you gave me when my foot and leg became very swollen. Your help and knowledge allowed me to complete the trek with minimal discomfort. I still experience the problem to a minor degree but still, look forward to further adventurous travel when the situation allows in the future. Conversations with you about Nepalese history were also an enjoyable and informative aspect of the trek".

I would like to thank Navigate Outdoor for organizing such a joyful and safe trip to the Tsum and Manaslu region. I'd like to thank Mani and his entire team to make our trip such memorable and extra care to all of us on the trekking. I really enjoyed having my own personal time exploring the side valley taking pictures and interact with local people on the trail. Mani is an experienced leader who allows space while trekking. He helped, and always available for other trekkers they need medical attention. I saw him support others and interact with them in a really professional way. I appreciated and enjoyed the 24 days trekking in the Tsum valley and Manaslu round trekking.

Nick Green Australia 2018

Nick Green,Australia


I appreciate your attitude "Anyway life comes first and business comes second and other things." I can see you are really living that motto when you tell us of the wonderful time you are having with your family.

Dane, and I really enjoyed the trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary. While I have been trekking in the Himalayas a number of times it was nice to do a trek with my son. Dane was very impressed to see the high mountains. Thanks for organizing Annapurna Base Camp trekking for me and my son Dane. Mani, I really appreciated sharing your previous experiences and telling stories about your own life and adventure career. We'll do another trip in the future. We'll share our experiences with our friends and recommended Navigate Outdoor. I can't express the joyful moment I had on the Annapurna Base camp trip you with, and felt 100% safe, thanks for taking care of us in the trekking.

Malcolm and Dane Dwyer Australia 2019

Mal & Dane,Australia

Karnali River Experience.

They say that the journey is better than the destination. That all the experiences along the way are like an accumulation of rocks along a riverbed. This story is another stone in a river.

I have known Mani Aryal for several years, meeting him in the United States, in the state of Utah. Mani and I were both on a work contract to take a group of students down Desolation & Gray Canyon on the Green River. After spending three weeks with Mani I knew that I made a paddling adventure buddy and that he would be a person that I actively stay in contact with. The years have a way of floating by with adventure and intentions. Every time I spoke to Mani he persistently invited me to Kathmandu to see his home and to float the rivers. Three years after saying “no”, I finally could say “maybe”.

Kathmandu is large in legend and small in structure. The shuttle ride from the airport is an example of whitewater: dodging potholes, must-make moves, and pure adrenaline. It’s best not to watch.

There are two options to get to the river when signing up for a Karnali River Expedition trip: 1) take the plane or 2) ride with the guides and gear on public transport. I was on a tight budget, so option #2 was the only way to go. Putting together a multiday river trip is always difficult, especially when you start combining buses, shuttles, and rendezvous. The first leg of the journey was via public transportation to Koholpur. The guides and I, hanging out at the main bus depot, loading all of the gear we would need for the next 12 days was a new experience indeed.

You see a lot of different people and livestock on the long-distance buses. Chickens and goats are not uncommon. If a woman is standing with a baby, it’s a norm to hand a baby to you, a seated passenger, to hold the child in order to give her a break.

The second half of the shuttle was a private bus to the put-in, the small village of Dungeshor that is located straight down a canyon. The route our bus driver picked was shorter to save fuel but longer because of road conditions. Our bus rocked, creaked and moaned down the road for 8 hours only to cover 85km. “Singletrack” may be a better description than “road” as there were only inches to spare between rock walls and open air.

 Sideswiping other buses, scouting rock gardens, and pushing our transport were common occurrences that quickly become norms. We reached Dungeshor after 10 pm to hastily inhale some food and beer from a generous restaurant owner who opened his doors after hours. Afterward, we set up our tents on the riverbank to welcome a solid, unwavering piece of ground to usher in some sleep.

The next morning, the guides were in their prime, having already started getting breakfast ready for everyone. Mani was no exception, greeting me with a great, white smile and a coffee to help orient my mind back to my body. The biggest surprise was all of the children hanging about camp. We were all warned not to leave our gear unattended. Later that day, I realized a carabineer walked off to hang out with the children. The guides seemed to include me that much more by laughing and sharing stories of gear gone lost.

Throughout the six days, Mani and his guides were exceptional hosts. It seemed as if they never stopped moving. Always quick to put a coffee in your hand, help you set up your campsite, or to offer a meal. Every morning they would barter with local fishermen to add an extra flair to the menu. On the water, I felt safe and involved in risk management. All ideas were heard until a plan formed to be implemented with everyone on board. The standard followed by Mani was professional.

Six months after this trip, the strongest memories I have are of traveling to and from the river. Once I had oars in my hand and a blue sky above me I knew who I was and how I got there.

The total trip duration from Kathmandu to Kathmandu was 10 days included the bus journey.

 Dan Colorado USA.

Thank you, Mani. I look forward to our next adventure.

Daniel Ives

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