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Internationale groepsreis Mera Peak Climb

Chance to summit Mera Peak, the highest trekking peak in Nepal
21 dagen vanaf € 3.285,- (excl. vlucht)

Food

  • Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping. In the teahouses, the breakfast will be a set menu usually consisting of porridge, toast and egg. Any additional items that are not included in the set menu should be ordered and paid for separately. We do not include lunch and dinner on trek allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. The menus in the lodges are almost identical to one another but offer a varied choice, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat to pizza and apple pie. Dhal bhat is the staple diet in Nepal and comes in many different forms but generally comprises some curried lentil dhal and meat or vegetables, some rice, and a pickle/chutney. Another popular snack is momos; a type of Nepalese dumpling, fried or steamed, filled with meat or vegetables. Although meat is available in the teahouses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitiser. If you buy imported food and drink whilst on trek you will spend more than the suggested amount. *Drinking Water* Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day. We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas. All teahouses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions). SteriPENs are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Look for models with lithium batteries as these last longer, particularly in cold conditions. A SteriPEN will pay for itself over the course of the trek and you won’t leave behind a single plastic bottle – you will end up spending the same or even less than you would on bottled water, plus you can keep it for future trips. If you prefer not to invest in a SteriPEN, the teahouses also sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle. While camping boiled water is supplied for drinking

Activities

  • Walking & Trekking
  • Summits
  • Point-to-Point
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21 dagen vanaf € 3.285,-

Route 21 daagse rondreis Mera Peak Climb

A tough but rewarding expedition, which takes us away from the trails leading to Everest Base Camp to the sparsely-inhabited Hinku Valley. We walk through a beautiful high alpine environment, where Mera Peak, the highest trekking peak in Nepal at 6461m, towers over the valley. The ascent is a non-technical climb, which anyone with ice-axe and crampon experience can attempt. With good acclimatisation and plenty of willpower, you can reach the summit of this beautiful Himalayan peak. At the summit we are rewarded with amazing views of five of the six highest mountains in the world - Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu: which makes all the hard work worthwhile.

  1. Dag 1 - Start Kathmandu.
  2. Dag 2 - Free in Kathmandu.
  3. Dag 3 - Short but spectacular mountain flight to Lukla; trek to Piuyan.
  4. Dag 4 - Leave the main trail and climb through lush farmland to Pangkongma.
  5. Dag 5 - Cross the Pangkongma La. Descend to the Hinku Khola and ascend the valley to Nashing Dingma.
  6. Dag 6 - A steep climb to the Surkye La; on to Chholem.
  7. Dag 7 - Cross the Pangkongma La and Sukye La into the Hinku Valley.
  8. Dag 8 - Follow the Hinku Valley to Kote.
  9. Dag 9 - Ascend the Hinku Valley to Tangnag.
  10. Dag 10 - Acclimatisation day at Tangnag.
  11. Dag 11 - Half day walk to the last lodges at Khare, our base camp.
  12. Dag 12 - Acclimatisation, ice axe and crampon practice.
  13. Dag 13 - Trek to the Mera La.
  14. Dag 14 - Trek to high camp (5800m).
  15. Dag 15 - Climb Mera Central Peak (6461m).
  16. Dag 16 - An easier walk as we retrace our steps through Tangnag to Kote.
  17. Dag 17 - A steep climb out of the valley towards the Zatrwa La to Chetrabu.
  18. Dag 18 - Return to Lukla over the Zatrwa La.
  19. Dag 19 - Fly to Kathmandu.
  20. Dag 20 - Free in Kathmandu for individual sightseeing.
  21. Dag 21 - End Kathmandu.
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