meet our team
We are a team of Peak Explorers who are mountain lovers, trekkers, and travelers ourselves. Hence, the trips we offer are fully thought out and beloved by all of us and our vision is to share our passion and experience with you.
marinel de jesus, founder
Marinel (Brown Gal Trekker) is seriously addicted to trekking the world and taking people to see places that are off the beaten path. A deliberate optimist with vast imagination and a fan of solo adventures, she started Peak Explorations to formalize her passion for mountain trekking and organizing solo travelers or otherwise to go on treks and adventure travels globally that will leave an impact for a lifetime. She is a former prosecutor in Washington, DC who left her 15 year legal practice to pursue her love for mountain trekking and creating innovative approaches in the trekking tourism industry.
By combining the missions of both Peak Explorations and Brown Gal Trekker, she believes her vision to support and empower remote rural and mountain communities would be realized. Her future aspirations include trekking the entire length of the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) in Nepal to document and film the lives of the locals with a special focus on women and children. Ultimately, she hopes to develop and promote the trekking tourism in the northern part of the Philippines as a way to generate much needed income for the locals in this region. You can learn more about Marinel via her blog, Brown Gal Trekker.