Camp on rocky ledges high above the Himalayan valleys.
Dive into the snow laden landscapes of the high Himalaya.
Climb to the summit of 6476m high Mera Peak. An incredible achievement.
The highest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera Peak offers a significant challenge to intrepid trekkers. A fully guided adventure which combines exhilarating camping, with wild hiking and an element of winter mountaineering. Explore some of the wildest areas of the Everest region, trekking through diverse scenery, before the sensational highlight of summiting a 6476m high Himalayan peak.
The crowning glory of the adventure, reaching the summit of 6476m high Mera Peak.
Take a walk on the wild side, following quiet trails through the remote Arun valley.
A test of endurance, conquering a number of high altitude Himalayan passes.
Tribhuvan International Airport
Fly to Kathmandu, taking a private transfer to the hotel. Meet with representatives for a full pre-trek briefing.
Take a flight into the heart of rural Nepal, landing at Luklla, where the trekking begins. Descend to Surke, crossing a river before a steep climb to Pakhepani, before a more gentle trail leads to Chutok La and onwards to the overnight teahouse at Paiya.
Start the day with a gentle descent to cross the Paiya Khola river, before a tough climb to Kari La, uncovering superb views of the surrounding 7000m peaks. Descend from this point through rhododendron forests before reaching the village of Panggom.
Climb through Sherpa villages to reach the Panggom La pass, which gifts a great view of Mera Peak. Stop at the village of Sibuje for lunch, before more flatland trekking to Ningbo. Dependent upon weather conditions, guides may decide to continue further to Ramailo Dada to overnight.
Exploring the wilder areas of the trek, pass through forests as the trail climbs steadily before descending down a succession of switchbacks to arrive at the Tama Khola river. Continue after lunch through forests of bamboo and rhododendron before arriving at Bamboo Camp, a very basic campsite in the forest.
Continued trekking through the forests to reach Tok-Tok village, where the route joins a larger trail, leaving the wilder areas of the Himalaya behind. Pass through the village of Tashing Ongma, before descending to join the Inkhu Khola at Mosom Kharka. Follow riverside trails to reach the village of Khote.
Hike along the banks of the glacial river, where the forests give way to open valleys, revealing superb views of the surrounding peaks. On the approach to Tagnak, the Mera glacier appears into view.
A day of acclimatisation training from the base at Tagnak, hiking to gain as much altitude as possible before returning to Tagnak to over night. Visit the Tibetan Prayer stones and the remains of the glacial lake Sabai Tsho.
Start the day with a gentle hike alongside the Dig Tsho glacier, offering views of the Hinkhu Nup glacier beyond. A steep final section leads to the village of Khare. Potential for a further acclimatisation hike to a superb viewpoint behind the village.
Follow the trail which sweeps round the glacier, remaining close to the crevasse free northern flank. Climb steadily to the Mera La pass, before arriving at the campsite.
A contingency day to account for potential poor weather en route.
Breaking out a set of crampons for the climb up to High Camp. Climb back up to the Mera La pass, before proceeding up the glacier towards a rocky outcrop which forms the High Camp. A superb experience staying here, with superlative views of the towering mountains.
Starting the day at 2am with hot tea and a high energy meal before leaving the campsite to start the climb up the main glacier. A tough, demanding ascent over steep slopes, before reaching the summit ridge. At the foot of the final ascent, attach to a fixed rope, using an ice axe and jumar to make the final 30 metre, 55 degree pitch to the summit. Celebrate a fantastic achievement, basking in the incredible views from the summit before starting the descent to Khare.
A long walk down the Hinku valley to arrive at Khote.
Continue along riverside trails before an ascent above the forests, to reach Chetera La.
The final day of trekking crosses high plateaux before reaching the craggy Zatrwa La pass, offering wonderful views of the Hinku wilderness and the south face of Mera. A gradual descent heads in the direction of the Zatr Og, before a steep downhill from the Kalo Himal to the bustling town of Lukla.
After breakfast, take a flight to Kathmandu.
A day to explore the engaging city of Kathmandu, explore the Monkey Temple at Swayambhunath, the Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath and the Buddhist Stupa of Boudhanath, or simply enjoy the immersive experience of wandering the city streets.
Take a transfer to the airport to begin the journey home.
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Summit push day to Mera summit and there I was dragging myself up close to 2 hrs behind the schedule but for the positive motivation and push from my climbing guide Dorgie I would not have made it to sumit. On numerous occasions both Dorgie as well as Renjin went out of their way beyond what was reasonably expected to help me out to make my Mera peak trek a memorable one. Great going, Nepal haven’t seen such professionalism for a long time | Santosh
I have just returned from the Mera Peak trek in Nepal which was amazing, not least because we all reached the summit on a beautiful clear morning to have the most wonderful view which included Everest nestling amongst other 8000m peaks. This is the toughest trek I have ever undertaken but the route chosen allowed us to gradually acclimatise over the first week before we headed up the Hinku valley to the foot of the Mera glacier, acclimatisation days were built into the schedule and then the final push to the summit. | Jane