Mera Peak Expedition
Mera Peak (6476m/21,246ft) is the highest trekking peak in Nepal and an ideal challenge for a first-time climb in the Himalaya. Our carefully devised itinerary allows optimum time for building fitness and acclimatisation - key factors that have contributed to our excellent success record. On our trek that leads though the traditional Sherpa villages of the Solu Khumbu and the blue pine and rhododendron forest trails of the Hinku Valley you appreciate why we have selected this magnificent approach to the base camp. Fully acclimatised we ascend to a high camp just below Mera La and prepare for our attempt on the Central summit of Mera Peak. While climbing at this altitude is physically challenging, the ascent is not technically demanding and unequalled views of five of the six highest mountains on earth will more than satisfy your aspirations on this fine Himalayan climb.
|DAY 1||Join Kathmandu|
|DAY 2||In Kathmandu|
|DAY 3||Fly to Lukla, trek to Poyan (2800m)|
|DAY 4||Pangkongma (2846m)|
|DAYS 5/14||To Mera La (5400m)|
|DAY 15||To high camp (5700m)|
|DAY 16||Mera Peak Ascent and descend to base camp|
|DAY 17||Spare day|
|DAYS 18/21||Return to Lukla via Tagnag and Thuli Kharka|
|DAY 22||Fly to Kathmandu|
|DAY 23||In Kathmandu, trip concludes|
I have just returned from the Mera Peak Expedition and cannot praise highly enough the efforts put in by Bikash Raha, (group leader) Babu Tamanany (Sirdar), Babu Rai (head cook) and all the sherpas and staff.
They made the 19 days a truly memorable experience.