22 days, Grade D+
Stunning views, high on altitude and wilderness camps. Mera Peak (6476m) is a fabulous remote trek to the highest trekking peak in Nepal. The summit view is an amazing vista with Everest in front of you and views of five of the six highest mountains in the world.
The trip starts with a mountain flight to Lukla, from where we meet our support crew to commence the trek. From here we go south towards Surkhe on this completely off the beaten track itinerary. Passing over the Pangkongma La we get our first views of the mountain as we descend into the Hinku Valley. Here we follow the Hinku Khola along a spectacular path high above this beautiful remote valley, before dropping through rhododendron forest to the valley floor. We spend a couple of days in Tagnang acclimatising before ascending to our base camp at Khare from where we can see our route up the Mera Glacier to the summit. From here we put on our crampons and ascend the glacier, experiencing two more high camps before our summit day.
The ascent is not technical apart from a short pitch onto the summit dome, but we will be roped up to avoid crevasses. Summit day will be a long day. However, the unparalleled views from the summit make it well worth the effort. We return to Lukla over the spectacular Zatr La. Looking back upon the stunning south face of Mera we will be truly able to appreciate what we have achieved.
This is a special trip combining a fantastic summit view with a truly beautiful remote trek.
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The Vital Statistics
- 22 days ex Kathmandu
- 17 day camping trek
- Maximum Altitude: 6476m
- 6-9 hours daily walking (summit day up to 13 hours)
- Technical skills required
- Mountain flight Kathmandu – Lukla
- 4 nights city hotel Kathmandu
- City highlights of Kathmandu.
Dates and costs
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