Mera Peak Climb
Nepal, Climbing, 20 days - from £2,195 (land only) - from €3,075 (land only) - from $3,540 (land only)
All our Mera Peak departures are running this Autumn
As the country begins to return to normality following the April earthquake, KE will be supporting the people of Nepal and operating our trips in all the areas that have been cleared for trekking. We know from first hand reports of groups at Mera Peak immediately following the earthquake as well as from our recent reconnaissance teams to the Khumbu, that this area is safe for trekking with all infrastructure intact.
- A trek and climb holiday to Mera, Nepal`s highest `walk-up` peak
- Views of five 8000 metre peaks from high camp and summit of Mera
- Proven programme of acclimatisation trekking over the Zatwra La
- Guide to client ratio of 1:3 on Mera Peak summit day
- Excellent success rate in reaching summit of Mera
Mera Peak at 6476 metres, is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal and its summit panorama takes in five of the world's 8000 metre peaks - Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Everest and Cho Oyu. This ultimate Himalayan trekking and climbing holiday begins with a short and exciting flight to the mountain airstrip at Lukla and continues through the high and lovely Hinku Valley. Our tried and tested program of acclimatisation crossing the Zatwra La, contributes to an unrivalled success rate on climbing Mera peak. Although physically very demanding on account of the altitude, the climbing on Mera Peak is not technically difficult, ascending snow slopes that rarely exceed 30 degrees. Viewed from the mountain's upper slopes, the sunrise on Everest and Kangchenjunga is truly unforgettable. Mera Peak is the perfect choice for fit and keen hillwalkers looking to take part in a real Himalayan climbing expedition.
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Is this holiday for you?
This Nepal trekking and climbing holiday offers a great variety of trekking conditions. During the first few days of the trek there are forests leading to a wild, alpine environment, with a number of small summer grazing camps. The paths are relatively good for most of the route up to our basecamp at Khare, and offer relatively easy underfoot conditions although with some steep ascents and descents. The climb of Mera Peak does not involve any technical climbing and for the most part we will be walking on snow slopes of less than 30 degrees. For much of the ascent we will be using crampons and moving as a roped party since we will be traversing a glacier, but previous experience is not a prerequisite as instruction in the simple techniques required will be given by your guides. However, previous use of carmpons is recommended. On summit day we will have a guide to client ratio of 1:3. The main difficulties of the climb of Mera Peak are those associated with trekking at high altitude and this climbing holiday will be suitable to fit and prepared trekkers as well as mountaineers wishing to reach new heights.