Mera Peak, Amphu Cross, and Kalapatar
Mera Peak, at the lofty height of 6476m, is Nepal's highest trekking
peak and boasts an absolutely stunning summit panorama that includes
five of the world's 8000m peaks- Kangchenjunga, Makalu,Lhotse, Everest
and Cho Oyu.
After a spectacular mountain flight from Kathmandu,
our trek will begin by heading southeast from Lukla. We will walk
along a high rocky ridge through dense forests and across several
streams before reaching the pass that will take us from the Khumbu
into the Hinku Valley. Trekking and camping in this wild land of
abundant rhododendron and Himalayan pine forests is indeed an impressive
experience. At Tangnag, we will rest and explore the huge moraine
and the beautiful glacial lake north of the village. We will have
the option to climb Mera Peak, first climbed in May 1953.
continue north through the uninhabited Hunku Valley with constant
views of magnificent mountains. After several days camping beside
the lovely lakes Dudh and Panch Pokhare we'll climb over Amphu Lapcha
(5778m). We will make our way to Dingboche, then Lobuche and along
the moraine to the base of Kalapater (5544m).
You will have the
option of climbing this "Black Rock" for a panoramic view
of some of the world's highest mountains. As we make our way back
to Lukla via Namche Bazaar and Phakding, you will have completed
one of the more demanding trekking routes in Nepal.