Peaks and Passes of Nepal - Mera to the Rolwaling
Nepal, Climbing, 36 days - from £2,995 (land only) - from €3,595 (land only) - from $4,945 (land only)
- A real mountaineering challenge through Nepal beneath 8000m peaks
- Tackle six 5000m Himalayan passes
- Optional ascents of three 6000m peaks - Mera, Island & Parchemo
- Sensational traverse of the Nepal Himalaya
- Radical new trekking holiday - unique to KE
Traverse the Nepal Himalaya in this excellent new trekking and climbing holiday. Making a complete high level circuit of the Everest region before crossing into the Rolwaling Valley, this long and sustained expedition ranks amongst our toughest trips. Starting out in the Hinku Valley, we acclimatise carefully before climbing Mera Peak (6476m), then trek through the wild Hongu Valley and cross the challenging Amphu Labtsa pass to reach the highest part of the Khumbu region of Everest. Here, we climb Island Peak (6189m) and cross the Kongmaru La to reach Gorak Shep, from which high camping place we can hike up to Everest Basecamp. The mountain views on this unique trekking holiday are simply spectacular, as we continue our traverse westwards across the Cho La into the Gokyo Valley with its picturesque five lakes. Crossing the Renjo La into the quiet and little-visited valley above Thame, the second ‘city' of the Sherpas. we begin climbing again, trekking to the summit of the Tesi Lapcha pass where we have the opportunity to make an ascent of Parchemo (6187m). Completing the crossing of this challenging pass, we descend to the beautiful and unspoiled Rolwaling Valley and trek out to the Jiri road. This radical and never-before-offered trek is only suitable for fit and accomplished trekkers with previous altitude experience. This 5-week trekking holiday ranks as one of the finest mountain journeys on earth.
Is this holiday for you?
This 5-week trekking and climbing holiday in Nepal offers just about every kind of walking you can expect to find in the Himalaya. During the first few days there are delightful forests of rhododendron and pine and at the end of our journey we find ourselves tracing a way through the terraced fields and villages, of rural Nepal to reach the road head at Singati. In between, we will be trekking through high alpine valleys some of which are remote uninhabited wilderness involving strenuous trekking over rough glacial moraine, while others are the abode of the hardy Sherpa people of the Everest region. and criss-crossed with well worn trails. Our route treks between the valleys of the Khumbu by a series of high (5000 metre plus) passes. While some of these passes are regularly used by locals and trekkers, both the Amphu Labsa and Tesi Lapcha present significant mountaineering challenges requiring the negotiation of steep slopes of snow and ice and sometimes loose rock where we use fixed lines for protection. The optional ascents of the three trekking peaks of Mera, Island and Parchemo will also offer a mountaineering challenge to those with previous experience. This trekking and climbing holiday is given our highest STRENUOUS grade on account of the fact that the trip involves many continuous nights at over 5000 metres (16,400ft), because of the remote locations involved, the challenging pass crossings, and optional peak ascents.