Peaks and Passes of Nepal - Mera to the Rolwaling
Nepal, Climbing, 34 days - from £3,495 (land only) - from €4,895 (land only) - from $5,620 (land only)
Unique challenging mountain journeys
On our 'Mera to the Rolwaling trek', you will climb Mera Peak , cross 7 high and challenging passes, visit Everest Base Camp, the lakes of Gokyo, and the remote Rolwaling Valley. All during one of the most sensational and rarely attempted Himalayan journeys in Nepal.
- A real mountaineering challenge through Nepal beneath 8000m peaks
- Trek seven high altitude passes in the shadow of Everest
- Climb Mera, highest of the Trekking Peaks of Nepal
- Sensational traverse of the Nepal Himalaya through remote valleys
- All inclusive holiday includes all meals and airport transfers
Traverse the Nepal Himalaya from Mera Peak to Gauri Shanker in this excellent and challenging 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. Trekking through the Hinku Valley, we acclimatise carefully before climbing Mera Peak (6476m). We then trek through the wild Hongu Valley and cross the challenging Amphu Labtsa to reach the highest part of the Khumbu region of Everest. We cross the Kongmaru La to reach Lobuche, from where 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 technical Tesi Lapcha pass. Descending to the beautiful and unspoiled Rolwaling Valley, we pass beneath the incredible Gauri Shankar before descending to the valley of the Bhote Koshi River. This radical trekking and climbing holiday, unique to KE, 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 . 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 ascent of Mera Peak although technically straightforward will also offer a high level of challenge on account of its altitude. This trekking and climbing holiday is given our highest grade and is only suitable for those with previous experience of trekking at altitude and familiar with walking on snow slopes using crampons. The trip involves many continuous nights at over 4500 metres, remote locations, challenging pass crossings, and an optional climb of a near 6500 metre peak.