100% Mera Peak Summit Success with 100% Best Trekking Company in Nepal!!!
Wow what a journey with three fab friends all the way to the summit of Mera Peak! It was so hard, so cold, so high but oh so beautiful and the highlight of all the Treks I had undertaken before in the world, which was made possible with our amazing trekking guide and company owner of Nepal Intrepid Treks – Lal Gurung.
My sixth visit to Nepal of which I had completed one trek previously with Lal (ABC) when he hiked with another company. Now having opened his own trek agency he has gone next level with his genuine warm, honest, and personalised service. With a 6000m Peak new territory for us all we had so many questions in the lead up which was great as Lal has a number of clients who had previously summited Mera. I even was introduced to one of his past Aussie clients so I could get the trekker to trekker advice and he too couldn’t have spoken any higher of his successful Mera Peak Summit with Lal the year before. My friends had not been to high altitude before so Lal was brilliant and oh so patient in putting together the perfect itinerary for acclimatisation to see all four of us Summit and hike for the full 14 day program. We were the only group around our time to have all of the team Summit with most others not making it to the top or helicoptering out post Summit from exhaustion. But Lal and our kind and beautiful two porters kept us fighting fit the whole way and we finished in style – girl power! We could see how proud they were as we formed a family of seven over our two weeks together. Lal had made it clear, he was getting us to the top! Every meal it was ‘eat more’ never worried about the cost to him, his mission clear – he is successful if we are successful. It was tough love on Summit day (we also had a climbing guide with us and one of our porters wanted to Summit with us as well as Lal) but we knew we were his priority at every step. They are the best trekking company in Nepal.
When the hike finished his job didn’t. We celebrated over wine at our fave Lukla tea house (he had called ahead to make sure they had some in stock after our success!) and when we got stuck in Lukla for two days post trek and waiting in the airport Lal bounded in with food he had run back to the teahouse to get for us, always with his trademark humble smile. When we finally left Lukla, he arranged at short notice every detail for our trip to Pokhara, with his little bro to greet us at the airport when we flew back in. The list goes on surrounding his magic. I can only say if you are heading to Nepal and want to be assured of an amazing trip as we were blessed with use this company. Lal and his partners who we had the opportunity to meet are three guys trekking since their late teens, officially registered and insured (many will just say they are), who know how to make stuff happen and most importantly act with integrity. They handpick their guides and porters if they are not able to take the trek themselves, and you can see the two way respect between him and his team (our porter gave Lal the biggest hug when we left Lukla which had us girls in tears like our Summit did!). The big company guys have to use whichever guides are available due to volume.
Thank you so much Lal and your team, you guys are really awesome and looking forward to see you soon again for my next hike to beautiful country Nepal.