(18 days tented trek, 2 days preparation & Peak
climbing, 5 days Kathmandu)
Climb a Himalayan peak! Here's an oppurtinity
to stand on top of a summit of the greatest mountain
range in the world.
If trekking has made
you cravefor more adventure, Mera Peak (6467m) in the
Khumbu region of eastern Nepal is not only a test of
your climbing skills but also a prime viewpoint for
the array of soaring mountains in this region. The easiest
peak to climb in Nepal, not requiring technical skills,
is located east of Kukla between the Hinku and Hongu
The first section of the trek to Mera Peak follows the
classic route taken by the early expeditions to Everest.
From Kathmandu, we drive on the scenic highway to Tibet
and turn right at Lamosangu towards Jiri, the tailhead.
Jiri at 1860m is a terrace of houses cascading down
on a hillside. Another pleasant village on the way is
Junbesi. It is a picturesque Sherpa settlement with
Numbur peak(6959m) towering
above it. There is also a school built by Sir Edmund
If most trekking trails in Nepal have a noeth-south
orientation, this route goes east-west with few high-altitude
ups and sowns. The village of Pangum(2850m) contains
a traditional proper factory, popularly called rice
paper, but actually made from bark of the daphne bush.
The trek to Mera Peak is a detour from the popular route
up Khumbu. The scenic rewards are tremendous with a
panorama of the world's highest mountains(Mt. Everest,
Mt.Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Baruntse and Kanchenjunga)
spread out before you. And then there is the feeling
of accomplishment of having climbed a Himalayan peak.