MERA PEAK – Direct Approach–
We go to Mera several times each year. We have the experience, including highly experienced Sherpas virtually at home at these altitudes and in these temperatures well above the 5,000m snow line. We place proper importance on the logistics, timings, equipment and team-building – but luck with the weather also plays a real part…Let’s just say we’ve had excellent weather on almost every ascent so far and, giddy with satisfaction, the incredible ‘high’ of being that high, finally nothing above you, no more terra firma to climb, you feel on top of the World - and the view is breath-taking…fully that! Even Everest itself, seemingly quite close, appears hardly higher and is just one of a semi-circle of summits.
DAY TO DAY PLAN –
We descend steeply towards the Dudh Koshi (the torrent that thunders from the flanks of Everest), passing an array of travellers and the first encounters with the extraordinary Sherpas carrying gravity defying stacks of goods to markets up in Namche Bazaar. We arrive in Surke after approx. 2hrs then climg steeply up from the far side of the valley to where there are spectacular views both upwards to Cho Oyu and down into the plummeting canyon to the river below. A further 2 hours brings us to our lunch stop. We continue through rhododendron forest that in the pre-monsoon is awash with reds and pinks. The huge Magnolia trees add their large white flowers to the canvas as we enjoy a level walk to our night stop in Puyan.
Day 2 To Pangum.
THE CLIMB – High Altitude Tented/Bivouac and Meals – Days 3-12
Day 4 To Chhetra Thanga.
Day 5 To Kothe (Mosom Kharka).
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- First 48 - and Beyond
- Culture & Customs (Tailor-Made Sample Itineraries)
- Rural Heritage - Pokhara, Trisuli River, Bandipur and Nuwakot
- Trekking in the Himalayas
- Whitewater Rafting
- Jungle Safari (Bardia & Chitwan)
- Also At Home Elsewhere in the Himalaya -
Tibet and Bhutan
- Joining the Volunteers
- To 'Summit Up'