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34Download holiday itineraries fromwww.mountainkingdoms.come: info@mountainkingdoms.comTrekking Peaks The HimalayaM era is technically straightforward, but as Nepal's highest trekking peak, it is very demanding. The walk in, initially through the virgin forest of the Hinku Valley, is incredibly beautiful and provides excellent acclimatisation. Further on, walking along the glacier with glorious panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nupste, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu and other 7-8,000m giants, is an unforgettable experience. Our return trek, over the Zetra La, means we don't retrace our steps and enjoy new vistas from start to finish.Mountain Kingdoms provides an unrivalled service on this trek. Top quality equipment and experienced leadership all maximise the chance of summit success. A t 6,189m/20,306ft, impressive Island Peak is not the highest trekking peak in Nepal, but it provides a great deal of technical interest. We are treated to a varied feast of rock scrambling, roped glacier travel, a steep snow/ice wall on fixed ropes, and an exposed summit ridge for an exciting finale. The two-week walk in is a world class trek in its own right. It provides optimum acclimatisation and includes an early morning ascent of Kala Pattar (5,545m) or alternatively the trek up to Everest Base Camp. At every twist and turn we are rewarded with unforgettable panoramic views of 7,000 and 8,000m Himalayan giants. As Island Peak is graded Alpine PD, suitable mountaineering experience is necessary.Mera Peak 6,476m/21,246ft A scenically stunning mountain that provides a superb challenge for the very fit, keen trekker. Island Peak 6,189m/20,305ft A high altitude treat! Combine a trek to Everest Base Camp with the ultimate trekking peak challenge. £1,895£2,095£2,095£2,095£2,695£2,830£2,850£2,795Land OnlyLand OnlyLand OnlyLand OnlyFlight IncludedFlight IncludedFlight IncludedFlight IncludedSat 26 Mar - Sat 16 Apr 11?Sat 01 Oct - Sat 22 Oct 11?Sat 24 Mar - Sat 14 Apr 12?Fri 25 Mar - Sun 17 Apr 11?Fri 30 Sep - Sun 23 Oct 11?On Trek: 17 days Appointed Leader Andrew Jenkins?tbc?Accommodation (nts): Hotels: 3 Tea Houses: 1 Camping: 16Optional: Single Room £90 KathmanduSingle Tent £100Insurance: £99On Trek: 19 days Appointed Leader Dr. Chris Darby? Stef Economides?Accommodation (nts): Hotels: 3 Tea Houses: 16 Camping: 3Optional: Single Room £90 KathmanduSingle Tent: 85Insurance: £99 Trekking Peak | Duration: 22 DaysTrekking Peak | Duration: 24 DaysGuaranteed to run for a minimum of 5 clientsGuaranteed to run for a minimum of 5 clientsGrade: Strenuous (Expedition Grade)Grade: Strenuous (Expedition Grade)Mera Peak, Andrew WarnerFor detailed itineraries see www.mountainkingdoms.comFor detailed itineraries see www.mountainkingdoms.comWhy choose Mountain Kingdoms? ? Led by experienced mountaineers appointed by Mountain Kingdoms ? Top Sherpa guides who have previously summited these peaks? Top-quality equipment ? Full camping service ? 4 star hotel in Kathmandu ? Best acclimatisation programme possible ? Ground handling by established trekking companies in Nepal ? No load carrying - trek to the summit with just a day sack ? Different return route to Lukla on Mera Peak trek? Trek to Island Peak via Everest Base CampOther Trekking Peaks - pages 44, 52, 65, 69 & 70. See also page 4 for more information Golden statue, Andi Harrison

Wild Nepal Whilst the attractive tea house trails of Everest and Annapurna are rightly popular, step off the beaten track and you will discover another world altogether. Limiting numbers through special permit requirements has helped preserve some of these far flung regions whilst others are 'wild' by their very remoteness. The majority of our Wild Nepal treks are camping trips. Mustang, John Turner