On October 16 at 5am they made their way towards Mount Mera. In the next eleven days days of very early mornings, trekking and climbing up to 8 hours each day, it would be the most difficult, physically and mentally challenging endeavour undertaken by any of them. Fresh on the trail and excited that the journey has begun, day one was considered an enjoyable 7 hour 12.8km trek to Puiya village.
Day two was the trek to Pangongma. Along the way was a yak and mule train trail carrying supplies from the small village of Jiri to the other villages along the way. Each step along the trail brought a danger of stepping into a giant pile of yak or mule dung – so the trail was labelled by Cyril as the “Dungerous Trial”.
After 8 hours of dodging mule dung and urine pools, but still not ones to be deterred and with plenty of appetite, the group arrived in Pangongma at 5.30pm to have dinner in the tea house. After dinner, the floor was cleared and a good night’s sleep had.
– Read the complete journey on the Gung Ho Bros Mt. Mera Expedition page –