Relive the trek as Dr. Heather Ross & the team scaled one of the highest peaks in the Himalayas!
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Dr. Heather Ross
MD, MHSC, FRCP(C)[/one_third]
Heart Transplant Patient[/one_third_last]
Quick Facts: Nepal’s Mera Peak
Mera Peak is one of the most popular of Nepal’s 18 “Trekking Peaks”. From the trekker, the walk from Lukla through the Sherpa country of the remote Inkhu valley is an unforgettable experience, offering superb scenery, and abundant wildlife – including rumoured sightings of the legendary yeti.
About 700 foreign visitors climb the 6654m Mera Peak each year, an achievement which requires mountaineering skills and a special permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association.
The altitude of Mera Peak is 6654m. Above sea level, Mera Peak was an almost overlooked mountain to the east of the main Khumbu trekking trails. It is situated in the Everest region in a remote valley.
When one stands upon the summit, spread before you is an unbelievable panorama of peaks such as Mt. Everest, Makalu and hundreds of other beautiful mountains.
**excerpts from: http://www.himatreknepal.com/mera_peak.htm
The excursion extended from May 12th, 2008 – June 8th, 2008, with the projected summit of the peak taking place on May 28th, 2008.
The following is a draft itinerary of the trek:
Arrival in Kathmandu, to hotel
Chatre to Kothe >> 4h
Free day in Kathmandu
Kothe to Thangnag >> 4h
Kathmandu to Jiri by 7 hour bus trip
Acclimatization in Thangnag
Trek from Jiri to Shivalaya >> 5h
Thangnag to Khare >> 4.5h
Shivalaya to Kenja >> 4.5h
Khare to high camp of Mera Peak >> 5h
Kenja to Junbesi >> 4h
Summit Mera Peak; back to high camp >> 6h
Junbesi to Nuntala >> 5h
High camp to Khare
Nuntala to Khari khola >> 5.5h
|May 30 to June 5
Arrival in Lukla
Khari khola to Lukla >> 4h
Lukla to Kathmandu by air in the morning
Lukla to Chutanga >> 3.5h
Stay in Kathmandu
Chutanga to Chatre >> 5h