PRICE €3999


Mera Peak, the highest trekking peak in Nepal


15 Days





Unparalleled Himalayan Views

Ascend to new heights and witness the panorama of 8,000-meter peaks, including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyo, and Kanchenjunga.

Expertly Crafted Itinerary

Our meticulously designed 15-day itinerary ensures an optimal blend of acclimatisation, trekking, and summiting Mera Peak.

Support and Training

Benefit from our comprehensive support, including heli airport transfers, domestic flights, and transport from Lukla to Kathmandu for a seamless journey.



Mera Peak elevates 6,476m above sea level in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, south of Mount Everest.

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Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal and is one of the most popular in its category. The summit offers some exquisite views of 8000m peaks namely, Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Kanchenjunga, and several other peaks. Spring and autumn seasons are the best time to trek this mountain.

Mera Peak

Mera Peak






15 days




6476 m
21247 ft

Daily Activity

7 hrs


& Spring

About our approach

We take the route less travelled to Mera Peak Base Camp. After an exciting flight to Lukla, we head south to the remote village of Paiya in the Hinku Valley. 

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We trek from Poyan to Panggom through the sherpa villages of Pang Kongma,  Ningsow and Chhatra Khola enjoying the sites and sounds of traditional Nepalese life. This route brings us around, rather than over the Zatrwa La Pass (4,630m). As highly experienced mountaineers we have planned this route to ensure that the team is properly acclimatised and we spend 10 days trekking to Mera Base Camp, which gives us our record high levels of summit success. 


Day 1
Elevation: 1400m

Arrive Kathmandu, Gear check and team briefing and welcome dinner

Day 2
Fly from Kathmandu to Luka and trek to Paiya

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Day 3
Trek from Poyan to Panggom

Day 4
Trek from Pang Kongma to Ningsow

Day 5
Trek from Ningsow to Chhatra Khola

Day 6
Trek from Chhatra Khola to Kothe

Day 7
Trek from Kothe to Thaknak

Day 8
Trek from Thaknak to Khare

Day 9
Acclimatise day in Khare with pre climb training

Day 10
Trek from Khare to Mera Base Camp

Day 11
Trek from Mera Base Camp to High camp

Day 12
Summit day and back to Khare

Day 13
Trek from Khare to Kothe

Day 14
Helicopter from Khote to Lukla

Day 15
Lukla to Kathmandu - please allow 2 extra days for poor weather flight delays out of lukla. 

Tourist Visa

Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival.

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To obtain a visa upon arrival by air in Nepal you must fill in an application form and provide a passport copy. Visa application forms are available at the arrival hall, though some airlines provide this form on the flight. There are now visa registration machines in the immigration hall for people with electronic passports, which will automatically fill out the visa form for you after inserting your passport. Or, you can get a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed in your own country before your arrival.

Getting in Nepal

There are many entry points in Nepal but most of you will take a flight to Kathmandu which is the only entry point for travelers who are entering by air. Your expedition will officially begin after flying to Kathmandu where you will be picked up by a Jason Black Mountaineering representative at the airport, so you need to provide your arrival details in advance. And also lets us know if your flight gets delayed right away so we can manage everything accordingly.

Domestic Flights

Domestic flights in Nepal are the main intercommunication to reach the region where you are going for your expedition as most of these regions are disconnected by road transport. Your flights into the Khumbu and any other region that are mentioned in your trip program will be reserved by us on your behalf. Due to the terrain and landscapes of Nepal domestic flights might get caught in weather delays which is why we recommend your return flight back to home be changeable at any time.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness is an effect of high-altitude atmospheric pressure that results in a quick change in oxygen level and air pressure of a human body. The symptoms will arise while walking at a high altitude without properly acclimatising the body. It can happen to anyone even if they have great physical fitness if you climb faster at a higher altitude. It is better to ascend gradually to prevent altitude sickness.


There is good access to ATMs anywhere in most city areas, however, you will find it hard in rural areas. Different banks have their maximum withdrawal amount limit. Most hotels, restaurants, airlines, and travel agents accept cards as well. It is more important to have enough cash as there will be very limited or no ATMs access in trekking areas and also some reserves cash for emergencies. USD is selectively acceptable in Nepal but still, you need to make sure you have Nepalese currency on hand during the expedition.


There is no significant rule about tipping your guide or porter but it has been more common in Nepal. It is on you to decide whether to thank the guide and porter with tips or not. But in most cases, guides and porters expect tips from you though they don’t ask for tips verbally.


The water quality in Nepal isn’t the greatest so it is better to use a water filtration or purification tablet. You can also drink boiled water if you like. Make sure to drink a lot of water during the expedition as your body requires more at a higher altitude.


Nepal is a heaven for adventures and is comparatively a safe destination for those adventures. There is a low rate of serious crime however you should still take sensible safety measures. Keep an eye on pick-pocketers and snatchers in buses and tourist areas. You can avoid walking with a large amount of cash on your own. Always let your guide know if you’re going out during the trip.

Internet and SIM Card

Most cities have extensive access to the internet, also hotels, restaurants, and cafes that offer free WIFI. But outside the cities, in the remote trekking areas, it’s fair to non-existent. During the expedition, the internet is available at the base camp for a certain amount of cost. You can easily purchase a SIM card at an affordable cost. You can use the data package using the SIM card as well.

Vaccinations & Immunisation

Before traveling to Nepal, please consult your travel clinic for updated information on vaccinations and immunisations. The commonly recommended vaccinations are Chickenpox, Diphtheria-Tetanus, Polio, Shingles, Covid-19, Hepatitis A & B, Encephalitis, Malaria, Measles, Rabies, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever.

  • DOMESTIC FLIGHT : Ramachapp to Lukla and Lukla to Ramachapp
  • PRIVATE HELICOPTER : Kothe to Lukla.

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  • AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Airport – Hotel transfers
  • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu (3-star category) on a bed & breakfast Basis- Single Room Supplementary.
  • WELCOME DINNER : Team Welcome Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • PERMITS : Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) to climb Mera Peak, TIMS Card, Makalu-Barun National park entry permit and fee.
  • RUBBISH :JBM removal fees.
  • STAFF INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and climbing.
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 15 Kg per member during the trek carried by the porter.
  • FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BLD- including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trek and the high camps. 
  • PORTER : 1 member: 1 Porter ratio.
  • BASE CAMP STAFF : Experienced Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  • STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, equipment, food, clothing & Insurance.
  • HIGH CAMP TENT : Each member will have an individual tent in Base Camp.
  • HIGH CAMP EQUIPMENT : All camping equipment such as a dining tent with table and chairs, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, & all necessary cooking equipment *if required.
  • CLIMBING SHERPA : JBM highly experienced sherpa team.
  • OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) : Oxygen will be in stock at base camp and on the climb in case of an emergency.
  • HIGH CAMP SERVICE : Necessary cooking gas, cooking pot for a member, high altitude tent (sharing basis), high food for a member, all climbing and cooking crew. Group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  • MEDIC : High altitude specialist and Emergency first responder on every expedition.
  • SUMMIT CERTIFICATE : Mera Peak climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association (after climbing Mera Peak successfully)
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE : (to/from your home to Kathmandu)
  • NEPAL VISA FEES : at airport is $60 USD per person.

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  • LUNCH & DINNER : during the stay in Kathmandu.
  • EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU : In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE : Personal travel and high altitude insurance inc helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory.
  • EQUIPMENT : Hire of climbing gear €120
    Boots – Harness – Carabiners – Crampons – Ice Axe.
  • PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  • TIPS : Tips for support team $250 total pp

Practical Info

Frequently asked questions

The following frequently asked questions may help answer any queries you have about Jason Black Mountaineering, what this expedition involves, and what is required. If your question isn’t answered here please check our dedicated Expert Advice page, otherwise don’t hesitate to get in touch.

What skillset and fitness level are required?

All Jason BLack Mountaineering expeditions are within extreme high altitude environments, with differing requirements for ability. Due to the nature of these operational landscapes, it is essential you provide concise, honest descriptions of relevant experience and current fitness levels. Upon receipt, we will review your experience and respond accordingly. At this point, if we consider there to be any shortfalls, we can collectively discuss the opportunities and/or provide a training support plan to achieve your goals.

What equipment is provided?

All communal equipment is included ie. high quality ropes, stoves, tents etc. You are responsible for personal gear and clothing, eg. harness, crampons, helmet, ice axes etc. A full essentials list and advice (if required) will be provided at time of booking.

What transport are included?

We will cover all transport costs detailed within an expedition program as forementioned on our provided itinerary. This will exclude international flights to and from the destination countries. It is your responsibility to ensure these align with the start and finish of the expedition.

We take the trek of Mera Peak seriously and you should too. There are a range of factors that will determine your success. Firstly, you need an itinerary like our own with plenty of acclimatisation using Mera Peak Base Camp and High Camp.

Secondly, you need to develop a training plan relevant to the specific elements of the trip. Finally, make sure you understand that you will be roped to other climbers and need to come physically prepared. 

Building your endurance training can be done by gradually increasing time to your cardiovascular training sessions. For instance, before you go you should be training for and hour and a half per day,  five days a week.

This should be done while trying to keep a consistent heart rate in your endurance zone. This should be done with weight. Likewise, you will want to include a longer session or hike once a week, spending up to 6 hours hiking up and down hills, further building your strength and endurance.

However, it is not a one size fits all type of training and it may be different for each person. Do a fitness test so you can be more efficient in your training and preparation. We are available to help you get the right training for Mera Peak.

Long Days Hiking and Daily Gym Work are Important

There is some very specific training you need to be doing before your Mera Peak adventure. Firstly, you need to be hiking up and down hills. You will doing this in a low oxygen environments for days on end. Secondly, you will be carrying 6+kg each day on the trail.  On any given day you will be carrying with 2/3 ltrs of water, rain gear, camera, sun cream and snacks. Higher up the trail you will have to carry gloves, down jacket, fleece, warm hat, crampons, harness and Ice Axe. Finally, we recommend you build up to carrying 15 kg.

Endurance and Leg Strength are Two Key Ingredients

Depending on where your training starts, you should consider doing a fitness test. You will need to have a mix of cardio, pushing your lactic threshold higher. Your goal is to perform at higher heart rates for longer. You will need to come with excellent strength and conditioning for a Mera Peak trip.

The two key elements you need to consider our strength and endurance.  Low oxygen environments find weakness in the body so you need to develop a strength and conditioning program. We can help you develop a program that works for you. On the route we use into Mera peak there are a lot of up and down before reaching Khote, so the first 6 days have a lot of excellent acclimatisation but lots of steps up and down through the forest trails.

Carry Weight in Your Training

You also need to build an endurance program that gets you training in a similar to the actual trail. Training with weighted back pack building up to carrying 15 kg/ 33 lbs is critical in this part of your training. You will be walking up and down steps, steep trail, across and up and down a glacier, with heavier mountaineering boots with crampons on.  You need to consider all elements of the trail and lack of oxygen while developing the correct training plan.  If you are going to be walking 4 to 8 and up to 14 hours a day you need to be training in a similar manor. As you get closer to your trip, it is important to get in some multi-day hiking.  Remember when hiking to build slowly, starting with 2/3 hours and build towards 6/8 hours if possible.

Build Endurance and get the Hours Into Your Legs

I recommend to training 5 days a week. Train on a stair master and incline treadmill 4 days a week start with minimal weight in your back pack 6kg/ 13 lbs.  Doing a fitness test is a really good idea so it is important to train in specific heart rates.

You should be doing most of your training in the endurance zone. Building from 1 to 2 hours per day for 4 sessions. You then need an longer endurance session once per week and a day or two off. This longer endurance session is best completed up and down hills with weight on your back.  If you have no access to hills you should consider a long bike ride. You can also consider a longer gym session mixing up the machines that you use.

We can help you figure this one out. You should be looking at building from 6 to 12 hours of training per week. You should do this for 2 months and then start adding in some weight training developing your quads, calves, and core. In the last 2 months you should consider adding in interval training while you are still doing the endurance training building up the weight you are carrying.

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We would expect anyone joining our Everest expedition to have summitted multiple 6,000m and 7,000m peaks, as well as one other 8,000m peak.

We’ll look at your previous experience, and analyze key performance data, that we’ll ask you to share when you sign up. We can then recommend preliminary climbs in the years and months leading up to this expedition, to give you the best possible chance of reaching your goal, if required.

Travel Documents

Valid Passport
Debit/Credit Cards
PP Size Photo (4 Pieces)
Insurance Papers 
Form of ID (passport) 
Photocopy of passport

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Foot Wear

Double layer mountaineering boot – 6000m. ( La sportiva spantik/ Millet/Kailas )

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Crampons (fit boots) 
Summit Socks (1-2 Pairs) Trekking approach shoes (Gore Tex) 
Normal Socks (4 Pairs)
Snow shoes/spikes
Gaiters for trekking boots

Upper Body

Merino wool 150g weight long sleeve Top Base Layer (2 Pcs)
Merino wool T-Shirt (2 Pcs)
Fleece  (1 Pcs)
Gore Tex waterproof Jacket (1 Pcs)
Warm lite puff Jacket (1 Pcs)
Heavy Down Jacket – 6000m. (1 Pcs)

Lower Body

Under Wear (3-5 Pcs)
Thermal Merino Bottom Base Layer (1 Pcs)
Fleece Trouser (1pcs)
Puff Down Pants – 6000m. (1pcs)
Mid Weight trekking Pants (1Pcs)
Heavy Weight trekking Pants (1 Pcs)
Gore Tex waterproof Pant (1 pcs)


Sun Cap
Warm Hat (1 Pcs)
Buff (1 Pcs)


Thin Fleece Gloves (1 Pair)
Wind Stopper Gloves (1 Pair)
Summit mitts – 6000m.

Sleeping Bags

Sleeping Bag -20C 
Inflatable Thermarest
Solid Mattress (Cell Foam) 

Climbing Equipment

Straight Ice Axe 
Belay Devices
Lock Carabiner (2 Pcs)
Head Light 300-500 Lumens Spare Battery (Energiser Ultimate Lithium) 

Bag Packs

Rucksacks 35L – 50L
Duffle Bag 100 L -120 L
Water Proof Stuff Sacks/Dry Bag- Small/ Medium/ Large (2-3 Pcs)

Sun Stuffs

Sun Cream 
Lip Guard
Ski Moisturiser 
Sun Glasses (Cat4)
Ski Googles

Toiletries (Personal)

Hand Disinfectant
Toilet Paper / Baby wipes Toothpaste, Toothbrush
Nail brush
Travel Towel

2 x 1 Ltr. Water Bottle
1 Ltr. Thermos (hot tea)

Medical/First Aid

Brufen / Ibuprofens Antibiotic
Diamox Paracetamol Handy Plaster Bandage
Iodine Ondem
Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety) Codopar (Headache & chest pain) Salbetol 4mg (Breathless) Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days) Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection) Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)


Trekking Pole
Pocket Knife 
Pee Bottle
Tape Repair
(Down Jacket/Sleeping Bag Repair Kits)
Power Bank

You may pay your deposit and balance using any lawful means. If sending money by electronic bank transfer then you will be responsible for covering the cost of the fees associated with the transfer, so that the company receives the full amount shown on your invoice, in the denomination shown on your invoice.

In case the client decides to cancel their trip, at any time between booking and the time of the trip, some deduction will be made to the advance amount. This is due to the company’s obligation to pay a certain amount for personnel and resources while booking them.

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The following cancellations charges will apply if you decide to cancel the booking:

  • Cancellations made 90 days or before are entitled to full deposit return if it has been paid in advance. 90 days passing will incur in loss of 30 percent of the deposit paid.
  • Cancellations made 60 days prior to the departure date will incur a loss of 50 percent of the deposit paid.
  • Cancellations made 45 days before the departure date will incur a loss of the full deposit and are subject to a 30 percent fee of total trip cost.
  • Cancellations made 30 days or less before the departure date will incur a loss of 100 percent of the total trip cost.

NB: All refund requests must be made in writing and be received in our office within the notice period stated above.

For all cancellations, the company must be notified in writing. Acceptable means of communication include letter and email.

There is a fine line between adventure and blatant risk. Mountaineering is an adventure trip that carries an intrinsic danger and the nature of travel implies things don’t generally go according to the plan, which is the reason why we require every one of our clients to get acceptable and proper insurance.

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Due to unanticipated reasons, for example, injury, family issues, work commitments, etc., clients may need to cancel their trip before the start or during the expedition. Considering these factors, it’s better to be prepared for the possibilities.

As mentioned in the Terms and Conditions of Jason Black mountaineering, the company is exempt from being liable for different expenses that may occur in case of different emergencies or unforeseen situations. Both facts point out the requirement of a client to purchase an elaborate travel insurance plan in their place of origin that protects their interest in case of trip cancellation, helicopter evacuation, medical emergencies, other illnesses, lost luggage, theft, disasters, death, and so on.

You are free to pick your insurer however look for an arrangement that covers trip postponement and cancellation, rescue, and covers medical as well. Guarantee it doesn’t have limitations on the height you will climb, prohibitions on the exercises you are embracing, or the places you will be visiting. Protect yourself with the right insurance so you can go on your expedition with peace of mind and focus more on your climbing.

Please make sure to send us a copy of your insurance policy before you start your expedition so that we can assist you in any case of an emergency.

Adventure + Expertise + Purpose
Jason Black

Jason Black

International Expedition Leader

Commitment to Safety and Environment

Jason’s commitment to safety standards, extensive mountain knowledge, and adventure travel experience set him apart. 

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The small group approach adopted by Jason Black Mountaineering offers significant advantages, including a better guide-to-client ratio, reduced environmental impact, and a stronger team dynamic. Putting purpose before profit, the agency prioritizes empowering local communities by employing locals and supporting local businesses, aiming to contribute to the balance of global inequalities.

World Leading Mountaineer

At the helm of Jason Black Mountaineering is Jason Black himself, a renowned International Expedition Leader and International Mountain Leader.

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With a remarkable list of achievements, including summiting Mount Everest and the formidable K2, Jason holds multiple world records in high-altitude mountaineering. His feats, such as being the fastest to summit Kilimanjaro twice and completing the Aconcagua traverse in record time, establish him as one of the world's leading high-altitude mountaineers.

As an endurance athlete, Jason's passion for testing his physical and mental capabilities remains undiminished. His accolades include being awarded Ireland's National Outdoor Athlete of the Year for his historic summit of K2.

The Future of Adventure

 inspiring individuals and organizations, and leaving a lasting positive impact on both the adventure and humanitarian fronts. 

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We are Inspiring individuals and organizations, and leaving a lasting positive impact on both the adventure and humanitarian fronts. Join us on a transformative expedition, where purpose, passion, and the thrill of the great outdoors converge.

What our clients say

Bernadette GlancyBernadette Glancy
23:26 26 Nov 22
On the 23rd July 2022 I arrived in Moshi ,Tanzania Africa. I had not been to Africa before.From all angles I could see the "Mountain" Kilimanjaro after arrival.. It was very clear to me from the engagement with the locals ,the Mountain is everything to the native people of Moshi, its their livelihood. They get no support from the government, even during covid virus .They depend on us visitors coming to climb there Mountain .That's how they earn the salary ,I seen the guides that accomplished my group for the week on the mountain , form a queue to collect the salary the day we returned from summitting the great Mountain. .Jason Black has built a relationship with these local guides ,everything is transpairable and a trust has been formed between Jason and the Lipman team(African guides). The same team that accomplished him in 2014 to accomplish a world record on that same Mountain. It occurred to me the day we arrived all the natives knew Jason Black, they were shaking his hand in the markets and almost everyone seemed to know him. He has such respect for this tribe of Moshi people and there Mountain. Jason was the perfect choice of Mountaineer for me to accomplish my goal/to Summit Kilimanjaro at 59yrs my age at time of achievement. The miracle is ,I choose Jason Black as my leader and anything is possible after that I discovered.AmenBernadette Glancy >Carrick on Shannon
Donal Mc GuinnessDonal Mc Guinness
15:32 24 Nov 22
I climbed Kilimanjaro with Jason in August 2022. This trip was truly amazing. From the first moment I contacted Jason I knew this trip would be a genuine African experience. We visited local villages, attractions and a coffee plantation. For me this part of the trip was as good as the Kilimanjaro experience. The Porter crew on the mountain were excellent and very friendly. The food was great and I am very proud to say that my whole group made it to the top! We all had the same mindset of wanting to take our time on each walk, taking lots of photos and having lots of breaks. I cant wait for my next adventure with Jason Black.
Jennifer DohertyJennifer Doherty
13:18 24 Nov 22
In May 2022 I trekked to Everest base camp with Jason and a group from Donegal. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget. Jason prepared us so well before and answered every question we had. We experienced the busyness of Kathmandu before taking the non-commercial route to base camp which was really special. Jason’s love of Nepal and respect for the local people was evident every day. He took time to get to know everyone in our group on a personal level and allowed everyone to be themselves. The fact that I am blind was never an obstacle and he made sure to describe everything and let me touch as much as possible on the way so that I didn’t miss out on anything. He challenged us to push ourselves more every day but we always had lots of fun. He is such a positive person to be around with a great respect for nature and other human beings. I’ve learned a lot from him and I’m looking forward to more adventures in the future 🙂
Gerardine O'ConnorGerardine O'Connor
11:25 19 Jun 22
Walking in Donegal - what a fantastic weekend in a beautiful place!As a lone traveller, my time at Everest Lodge was more than I could have expected. The warm Donegal welcome, the wonderful homemade food and the easy comfortable atmosphere all made for an unforgettable time. Jason's intuitive capacity to support and guide enabled me, and I believe all of us in the group, to leave on Sunday with a sense of accomplishment, awareness, and the inspiration to crack on with the next adventure, whether big or small. I had the best time ever.
Imelda HurleyImelda Hurley
23:11 31 May 22
May 2022 - I had a fantastic weekend hiking with Jason and staying at the lovely Everest Lodge - with four others who were also there for the weekend. Despite Jason’s incredible achievements, his demeanour is so ‘down to earth’ and his focus during our stay was on ensuring we were appropriately challenged while hiking, we felt fully at home at Everest Lodge and we had a lot of fun along the way. The ‘Ireland Walking Weekend’ surpassed my expectations at every level and I’d highly recommend hiking with Jason whenever the opportunity arises.
Yvonne SlatteryYvonne Slattery
19:13 29 May 22
I had a wonderful weekend with Jason and a number of walking enthusiasts in May - would recommend it to anyone, regardless of level of experience in the mountains. Whilst somewhat familiar with the main mountains in Donegal Jason showed us other areas which are kept "under wraps" and hence felt very special to a non-local. I found the guidance with navigation on the mountain particularly helpful and the food over the course of the weekend was amazing!
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