Peaks and Passes of Nepal - Mera to the Rolwaling
Nepal, Climbing, 36 days - from £3,295 (land only) - from €4,450 (land only) - from $5,300 (land only)
Unique challenging mountain journeys
Our 'Mera to the Rolwaling trek', which includes the option to climb three 6000+ metre peaks, is an exceptional holiday you won't find offered by ordinary 'adventure' travel companies!
- A real mountaineering challenge through Nepal beneath 8000m peaks
- Trek six 5000-metre Himalayan passes in the shadow of Everest
- Optional ascents of three 6000m peaks - Mera, Island & Parchemo
- 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. 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 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 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 grade and involves many continuous nights at over 5000 metres, remote locations involved, challenging pass crossings, and optional climbs of three 6000 metre peaks.