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Overview

Mera Peak (6,461m/ 21,190 ft) is an exciting, scenically stunning mountain becoming popular among trekkers and climbers as it is the highest trekking peak in Nepal in Khumbu (Everest) Valley. Situated on the edge of famous Khumbu Region and dominated by Mt. Everest, climbing Mera peak is an opportunity to all the adventure seekers who are physically fit.

Mera Peak climbing begins following a short and exciting flight to the mountain airstrip of Lukla and after continuous trek for days through the high and lovely valleys you will get to the area of Mera. Although physically very demanding on account of the altitude, the climb on Mera Peak is not technically difficult as ascending snow slopes rarely exceed 40 degrees. The only qualification you need to ascend Mera peak is your excellent physical fitness and an extrovert sense of adventure. Our Mera peak itinerary has been carefully designed to allow gradual acclimatization for the climbers. Our unrivalled service, quality equipment, food, trekking staff and an experienced leader ensure that your Mera trip will be a lifetime adventure experience in Nepal.

Trip Highlights

 

Core Details

Cost US $3,349 pp
Departure Dates TBA
Trip Duration 19 Days (In Nepal)
Group size Max 12 climbers
Max-Altitude 6,461m/ 21,190ft
Meals Bed & Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full board on Trek
Accommodation 3 star hotel Kathmandu and teahouse /camping during trekking
Single Supplement US $350 per person extra
Guide  Nepali Climbing Sherpas
Activities Trekking and Expedition

Inclusions

  •  All airport/hotel transfers
  •  Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  •  Accommodation throughout
  •  Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in the mountain
  •  All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
  •  All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking climbing leader (insured)
  •  Domestic flights (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu)
  •  All necessary paper works; trekking permits and Mera Peak climbing permit
  •  Group mountaineering camping and climbing equipments-very high quality North Face or Mountain Hardwear tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipments
  •  Medical Kit Bag
  •  All government and local taxes

Exclusions

  •  International airfares to and from Kathmandu
  •  Nepal Visa fee (Visa on arrival USD $40 for 30 days, need passport photograph)
  •  Domestic excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  •  Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  •  Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  •  Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  •  Travel and rescue insurance
  •  Personal climbing equipment
  •  Personal climbing guide if requested
  •  Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled/boiled water, shower, etc.)
  •  Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  •  Tips for guides and porters

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Day 2 : Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft) - Sightseeing and Preparation

Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft) - Sightseeing and Preparation

Day 3 : Fly to Lukla and explore around Lukla (2730m/8954ft)

After breakfast, we will be taken to the domestic terminal of TIA for an early morning flight to Lukla. After flying above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 4 : Trek to Chutanga (3,430 m/11,250 ft): 3-4 hours

Today, as our first day trek is an easy walk which leads eastwards, the path from here is less frequented than the other main trails from Lukla, walk follows through a number of hamlets and wood yards until we reach a thick forest of silver fir, birch, pines and rhododendron trees and bushes on the hill side below Nau Lekh also known as Kalo Himal Ridge, on this portion follow the Sherpa or the group as there are many path leading away from the main trail. Overnight in Chutanga.

Day 5 : Trek to ThuliKharka (4320m/13200ft) via Zwatra la (4600 m/14720 ft): 5-6 hours

We continue our trek the next day from Chutanga, the adventure begins with a steep climb to cross the Kalo Himal Ridge in the NauLekh range which separates the Khumbu from the Hinku Valley. A steep uphill climb brings us to a cairned notch in the ridge with a collection of Buddhist prayer flags at 4,450m. This small pass is called the ZatrwaOg, from here the path traverses across a boulder slope, round a corner and climbs once again to the Zatrwa-La at 4,600 m. In bad weather to find the path of our route can be quite misleading, so care should be taken but with fine weather, the views across the Dudh Kosi towards Karyolung and the Lumding Himal are very impressive, as well as the scenery across the rolling foothills of the Hinku Valley. From here less than an hour we reach Thuli Karkha. Overnight at Thuli Kharka.

Day 6 : Trek to Kothe (3600 m, /11808ft): 5-6 hours

Following breakfast we follow a delightful descending trail across three ridges, before dropping steeply down to the Hinku River and a final uphill to Kothe through lush rhododendron forests on the west side of the Hinku Valley . Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal and on our journey we get to admire beautiful hills dotted with rhododendrons. Overnight in Kothe.

Day 7 : Kothe to Thaknak (4,350m/14,270ft): 3-4 hours

We trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. We take lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders' settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Beyond Gondishung, we pass a 200 year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we can find Mera Peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. A short walk takes us to Thaknak, which is a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops. Overnight in Thaknak.

Day 8 : Thaknak Acclimatization (4,350m/14,270ft)

Thaknak Acclimatization (4,350m/14,270ft)

Day 9 : Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft) 2-3 hours

Leaving Thaknak, we follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers, and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, we can view the Northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch one can engage in hikes in the surroundings of Khare. Overnight at Khare.

Day 10 : Rest day in Khare Acclimatisation

Rest day in Khare Acclimatisation

Day 11 : Khare to Mera Base Camp (5300m/17,384ft) 3-4 hours

Today after breakfast, we walk through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail to reach Mera Peak Base Camp. Upon reaching the base camp, we rest for a while and prepare for the next day. Overnight at Mera Peak Base Camp.

Day 12 : Mera Base Camp to High camp (5,780m/18,958ft) 4-5 hours

We take the route through Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp today. Our path is along a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. We set up a high camp while enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse. Overnight at Mera High Camp.

Day 13 : Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft): 8-9 hours

This is a really big day for us as we will be summiting Mera Peak today. We wake up around 2 in the morning for breakfast. It’s going to be very cold in the beginning but soon we warm up as we continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may attach to a fixed rope depending on the conditions. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we take in amazing views of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) and others. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare. Overnight in Khare.

Day 14 : Reserve Day

Reserve Day

Day 15 : Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft) 4-5 hours

Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft) 4-5 hours

Day 16 : Kothe to Thuli Kharka 5-6 hours

Kothe to Thuli Kharka 5-6 hours

Day 17 : Thuli Kharka to Lukla 6-7 hours

Thuli Kharka to Lukla 6-7 hours

Day 18 : Fly to Kathmandu

Fly to Kathmandu

Day 19 : Final Departure

Final Departure

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