Mera Peak Climbing Trek

Trip Highlights:

The popular trek of Nepal i.e Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. Its situated at the edge of famous Khumbu Region and this summit takes the panoramic view of five off the worlds 8000 m peaks i.e Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Choyu and many others. Although physically very demanding on account of the altitude, the climbing on Mera Peak is not technically difficult. The major destination to be passed during this trek are Lukla, Tharka la pass, Thangna, Khaare, Mera Peak Base Camp, High camp and so on. The famous ethnic Sherpa people are very friendly in this area. The trek is ideal for those with moderate mountaineering experience, a good level of fitness and a keen sense of adventure. The most favorable seasons for Mera peak Climbing are Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (mid September to November).

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Mera Peak Climbing Trek

Mera Peak is one of the most alluring trekking peaks in Nepal as it involves a culturally stimulating journey through remote picturesque villages and forests. It is an exciting, scenically stunning mountain becoming popular among trekkers and climbers as it is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. Situated at the edge of famous Khumbu region its summit panorama takes in five of the wrold’s 8000m peaks – Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse and Choyu and many other peaks.

 

Mera Peak Climbing begins after a short and exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Although physically very demanding on account of the altitude, the climbing on Mera Peak is not technically difficult, ascending snow slopes that rarely exceed 30 degrees. From Lukla the trail leads us to Chutang and across the rolling foothills of the Hinku valley we reach Thuli Kharka via Zwatra la, then to Kothe, Thaknak and Khare. All along the way we pass through the forest of silver fir, birch, pines and hills dotted with rhododendron. After a day of acllimatisation at Khare, we move up along th rocky trail towards Mera Base Camp where we accomplish summiting Mera Peak. From the summit we are captivated by the breathtaking views of mighty Himalayas- Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, and many others which is an unforgettable memory. After a great time we retrace back to Kothe via Khare and then to Thuli Kharka and finally back to Lukla. For the tea breaks, you can get tea house all the way to base camp. The famous ethnic Sherpa people are very friendly in this area.

 

Mera peak  is ideal for those with moderate mountaineering experience, a good level of fitness and a keen sense of adventure. The most favorable seasons for Mera peak Climbing are Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (mid September to November).    

Whats Included.

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Climbing guide for climbling peak.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed  holder Guide  and Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

 

What’s  Not Included.

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Emergency expenses like rescues, emergency medical treatment.
  • Personal insurance charges.
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Your wonderful journey to the amazing Himalayas starts from your flight to Kathmandu. Onto your arrival our company representatives will greet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and escort you to the hotel for check-in and stay overnight. You will have a rest at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city
You start a guided tour to four of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath houses a sacred Lingum, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The Aryaghat alongside Pashupati and on the banks of the Bagmati River is a famous funeral site for the Hindus. The Buddhists shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries. Swayambhu meaning the "the self-existent" is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large number of monkey population residing in the area. Bhaktapur Durbar square and Patan Durbar Square are also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Bhakatpur is an irresistible city with an authentic local lifestyle preserved over centuries of isolation from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. While in the city square, you get to admire the Nyata-Pola Temple, the Golden Gate, water spouts and the 55 Window Palace which merge together to provide an ambience of a magical outdoor theater to its visitors. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and explore around Lukla (2730m/8954ft)
After breakfast, we will move to the domestic terminal of TIA for an early morning flight to Lukla. After flying above the astounding greenary and mountains we will reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world climax in a landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains. We will spend the day resting and acclimatizing in Lukla . We explore the nearby villages in small town of Lukla. Overnight in Lukla. Overnight at Lukla.

Day 04: Trek to Chutanga (3,430 m/11,250 ft): 3-4 hours
Today, the 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. There are many small streams with numerous places en route, whole of this area referred to as Chutanga which is a summer pasture. We will explore the surroundings of Chutanga. Overnight at Chutanga.

Day 05: Trek to Thuli Kharka (4320m/13200ft) via Zwatra la (4600 m/14720 ft): 5-6 hours
Today the adventure begins with a ascending to cross the Kalo Himal Ridge in the Nau Lekh range which separates the Khumbu from the Hinku Valley. After ascending to a while it brings us to the ridge with a collection of Buddhist prayer flags at 4,450m. This small pass is called the Zatrwa Og, from here the path traverses across a boulder slope, round a corner and climbs once again to the Zatrwa-La at 4,600 m. 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 06: Trek to Kothe (3600 m, /11808ft): 5-6 hours
After early morning 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 trail we get to wonder the beautiful hills dotted with rhododendrons. Overnight at Kothe.

Day 07: 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. 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 08: 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 09: Acclimatization at Khare
Today the guides will carry out the last minute checking of the gears for the climb, and then arrange if any equipment becomes necessary to rent. Thereafter, we shall provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training for Mera Peak Base Camp, we strongly believe that some training experience will boost your confidence and your climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience. Overnight at Khare.

Day 10: Khare to Mera Base Camp (5300m/17,384ft): 3-4 hours
Today after breakfast, we walk through a boulder-strewn courseon a steep trail to reach Mera Peak Base Camp. Upon reaching the base camp, we rest for a while. If anyone feels the previous training was not sufficient and wants to train more to build confidence to succeed the climb, there can be an additional training on climb provided. Rest of the day would be to rest and prepare for the next day. Overnight at Mera Peak Base Camp.

Day 11: 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 12: 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 13: Reserve Day for Contingency
There is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our planned day for the summit (day 12). Therefore, this day is set aside as a contingency in case we are unable to summit the Mera on day 12 due to bad weather conditions or any other unanticipated reason. However, if the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day, we can use this day to walk back to Lukla at a leisurely pace.

Day 14: Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hours
We trek from Khare to Kothe along the same trail used previously. After reaching Kothe, we celebrate our success by trying out local delicacies and wines. Overnight in Kothe.

Day 15: Kothe to Thuli Kharka: 5-6 hours
It is an uphill trek through lush rhododendron forests on the west side of the Hinku Valley to Thuli Kharka. Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal and on our journey we get to admire beautiful hills dotted with rhododendrons. After reaching Thuli Kharka, we enjoy remarkable views of Mera North, Mera Central and South face.

Day 16: Thuli Kharka to Lukla: 6-7 hours
We begin today’s trek by ascending to Zatrwa La Pass. As soon as we cross the pass, we are welcomed by the sight of the beautiful Lukla Valley which is surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and other Himalayan peaks. From Zatrwa La Pass we walk all the way down to Chutanga and then straight forward to the Lukla village. In the evening we enjoy dinner in the Himalayas of Nepal with our crew. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu
The trek ends hence we fly to kathmandu from Lukla. We give a farewell dinner to the clients for the trek completion and discussion onto your arrival for next time.

Day 18:Transfer to the airport for the final departure
Nearly 2 hours before your scheduled flight, our company representative will take you to the airport. We are sure; you will back to your home taking amazing experience of Nepal. We hope you enjoyed trekking and want to be somewhere in the Himalayas again.

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Mera Peak Climbing Trek Route Map With Leaf Holidays Treks

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Trip Facts

Duration: 18 Days

Price: USD $ 2500 per person

Difficulty: Difficult

Atitude : 6476m

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