Nepal – Mera Peak

When:
05/04/2021 – 26/04/2021 all-day
2021-04-05T00:00:00+01:00
2021-04-27T00:00:00+01:00

A fantastic opportunity for adventure amongst the highest mountains in the world! We’ll be trekking (hiking and easy mountaineering) up Mera Peak, at 6,461m the highest Nepalese peak you can climb without an expedition permit. It’s not difficult but it will be strenuous at times so you’ll need to be fit, healthy and motivated to enjoy it.

We’ll be camping on the trek. The days will start early, giving us time to relax in the afternoon when we’ve reached the day’s destination. All our personal gear will be in our holdall (see below) and carried for us along with the camping equipment by porters; all we need to carry is a daysack with spare clothes and water – and a camera, of course!

We’ll organise flights (probably via the middle east) to Kathmandu, where we’ll be met by our guide and taken to a good quality hotel for two nights. It’ll give us the chance to recover from the flights, and stock up on last-minute things from the dozens of trekking shops. We’ll get a briefing from our guide and be given a large holdall to use for the trek.

Our itinerary in Nepal will be organised by an old friend of John Horton, who owns Mountain Mart Treks, which currently ranks number one of over 1,300 trekking companies in Kathmandu. He’ll organise everything in Nepal: transport to and from the airport, accommodation in Kathmandu before and after the trek, internal flights, guide, porters, camping equipment, food on the trek, mountaineering equipment and permits.

Nepal is a beautiful country with some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. The mountain scenery is spectacular and the remote farms and villages are fascinating. Kathmandu is a humming beehive of humanity, with people constantly on the move amongst markets, temples and shops.

Whet your appetite reading more details: https://www.mountainmarttreks.com/destinations/nepal/peak-climbing/mera-peak-climbing.html. We’ll be staying an extra two nights in Kathmandu after the trek so we can do an included day tour of the city and to explore the lanes, courtyards and shops.

Family and friends accompanying RoCs members are welcome to join the trip without having to join the club. The total cost should be about £3100, made up of flights £700, organised itinerary £1800, everything else £600 (insurance, visa, meals in Kathmandu, tips…). It is a lot of money for a holiday but it’ll definitely be unforgettable!

We want to organise flights in plenty of time so you’ll need to commit by 31 July.

Organiser: Patrick (with lots of help from John H)

Definitely going:

  1. Patrick
  2. Matt
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3 Responses to Nepal – Mera Peak

  1. Patrick says:

    There are still two places on this trip if anyone wants to go for a RoCs experience like none other! John has said it all but it really does look like it’s going to be a cracking expedition.

  2. Patrick says:

    It seems crazy to think that little more than a week ago I thought that this trip might still be going ahead in 2020. How things have changed! Mountain Mart have offered to re-schedule the trip for 2021 and we are probably looking at a May slot. Matt and I are still keen and there are two further places available so if you are interested then please let us know. We will not be asking for any financial commitment just yet!

  3. Patrick says:

    The current dates for this fantastic RoCs trip are the 5th to the 26th of April 2021. These dates are dependant on us being able to book suitable flights but we are going out and returning on a Monday which is what we were planning to do this year so I am optimistic that this is possible.

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