MERA PEAK…A straight forward king of all trekking peaks in Nepal…
This is a well thought of planned route that makes way for some important acclimatization so that you could move at your pace & enjoy stunning Himalayan scenery…A scenically astonishing mountain that throws up a daring challenge for the very fit & bold trekker who goes for all or nothing…this is MERA PEAK, a trekking peak that reigns supreme among all of Nepal’s trekking peaks…
Mera Peak at (6,461 m/ 21,190 ft) is an awesome, beautiful mountain with all the challenges of real adventure; this peak has turned itself into one of the most sought after peaks for die-hard climbers & is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal within the Khumbu (Everest) Valley. This is a culturally stimulating climbing hike through remote charming villages and forests. Physically based at the edge of the celebrated Khumbu region, its summit panorama takes in five of the world’s 8000 m peaks – Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and many other famous peaks.
Our climb begins after a scintillating flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Although physically very arduous due to the altitude, the climbing on Mera Peak is not technically complicated, 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. As we plod down the trails, we pass through forest of silver fir, birch, pines and crests dotted with colorful rhododendron. After a day of acclimatization at Khare, we move up along a rocky trail towards Mera Base Camp where we achieve submitting Mera Peak. From the summit we are enthralled by the magnificent views of the mighty Himalayas – Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, and many others which leave heart warming memories etched in our lives for a long time to come. After a superb journey we retrace our steps back to Kothe via Khare and then to Thuli Kharka and finally back to Lukla. For our tea breaks, we find tea houses all the way to base camp. The famous ethnic Sherpa welcome you warmly hereabouts…trek this peak & write yourself down in the history of Nepal’s famous trekking peaks for all time to come…
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and explore around Lukla (2730m/8954ft)
Day 04: Trek to Chutanga (3,430 m/11,250 ft): 3-4 hours
Day 05: Trek to Thuli Kharka (4320m/13200ft) via Zwatra la (4600 m/14720 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 06: Trek to Kothe (3600 m, /11808ft): 5-6 hours
Day 07: Kothe to Thaknak (4,350m/14,270ft): 3-4 hours
Day 08: Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hours
Day 09: Acclimatization at Khare
Day 10: Khare to Mera Base Camp (5300m/17,384ft): 3-4 hours
Day 11: Mera Base Camp to High camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 4-5 hours
Day 12: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft): 8-9 hours
Day 13: Reserve Day for Contingency
Day 14: Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hours
Day 15: Kothe to Thuli Kharka: 5-6 hours
Day 16: Thuli Kharka to Lukla: 6-7 hours
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 18:Transfer to the airport for the final departure
Your journey to the Himalayas begins with a flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, our representatives will welcome you at the airport and take you to your hotel for check-in. You can rest at the hotel and spend the night there.
You will go on a guided tour of four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. You will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, and Swayambhunath temple (also known as Monkey Temple). These sites are significant cultural and religious landmarks in Kathmandu. Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square are also part of the tour. Bhaktapur is a charming city known for its well-preserved local lifestyle, while Patan is famous for its intricate traditional handicrafts. You will stay overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, we will go to the domestic terminal of TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) for an early morning flight to Lukla. The flight will offer stunning views of the greenery and mountains until we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This airport landing is one of the most scenic in the world, surrounded by high mountains. We will spend the day resting and acclimatizing in Lukla, exploring the nearby villages and enjoying the small town. We will spend the night in Lukla.
Today is the first day of our trek and it's an easy walk. We will be heading towards the east and the trail is less crowded than the main trails. We will pass through several small villages and forests of silver fir, birch, pines, and rhododendron trees. This area is known as Chutanga and it's a summer pasture with many small streams and beautiful surroundings. We will be following the Sherpa or our group as there are many paths that lead away from the main trail. We will spend the night at Chutanga.
Today, we'll start our trek by climbing up the Kalo Himal Ridge in the Nau Lekh range, which separates the Khumbu and Hinku valleys. We'll reach a small pass called Zatrwa Og at 4,450m, marked by colorful Buddhist prayer flags. After crossing the pass, we'll traverse a boulder slope and climb again to reach Zatrwa-La at 4,600m. From here, we'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Dudh Kosi, Karyolung, and Lumding Himal. It takes less than an hour to reach Thuli Karkha from here, where we will spend the night.
Today's trek takes us along the Hinku Khola ridge with stunning views of Mera Peak. We'll stop for lunch at Gondishung and continue past a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we can see Mera Peak and its route. Finally, we'll reach Thaknak, a summer grazing area with basic lodges and shops where we'll spend the night.
We continue our trek from Thaknak and walk alongside the Dig Glacier, enjoying stunning views of the Charpate Himal. We will climb up the moraines to reach the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers, and then make a steep ascent to Khare. Here, we can witness the breathtaking Northern face of Mera Peak. After lunch, we can go for a hike in the beautiful surroundings of Khare. We will spend the night in Khare.
Today, the guides will make sure everyone's climbing gear is in good condition and can arrange for any necessary rentals. Next, there will be training on the proper use of climbing equipment such as ice axes, crampons, and harnesses, as well as using ropes to climb up and down. While prior training isn't mandatory for Mera Peak Base Camp, having some experience will boost confidence and increase the chances of successfully reaching the summit. Overnight at Khare.
Today the guides will check our climbing equipment and provide us with training on how to use them properly. They will also teach us climbing techniques such as using ropes, ice axe, crampons, harness, and ascender. Although prior training is not mandatory, it will help increase our confidence and skills to successfully climb Mera Peak and fully enjoy the experience. We will spend the night at Khare.
Today we will hike to Mera Peak Base Camp after breakfast. The trail is steep and rocky, but we will take our time to reach the camp safely. Once we arrive, we can take a break and relax. If anyone wants additional training on climbing techniques to increase their confidence, it can be arranged. The rest of the day will be spent resting and preparing for the climb the next day. We will spend the night at Mera Peak Base Camp.
Today we will take the route to Mera High Camp via Mera La pass. The trail is rocky and can be dangerous if there is snow. We will climb to the top of a rock band marked by a large cairn and set up a high camp. From there, we will enjoy breathtaking views of several majestic mountains including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, and Baruntse. We will spend the night at Mera High Camp.
Today is a very important day for us as we will be reaching the summit of Mera Peak. We wake up very early in the morning, have breakfast, and start our climb. It will be very cold at first, but we will warm up as we climb up the glacier and onto a ridge. We'll see the sun's first rays hitting the tall peaks with a red glow. As we climb higher, the air will get thinner, but the route is still not too difficult. We may use a fixed rope for safety as we approach the final steep part of the summit. Once we reach the summit, we'll have breathtaking views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and others. After enjoying the view, we'll retrace our steps back to the high camp for some rest before heading back to Khare. Overnight in Khare.
On day 13, we have a contingency day in case we cannot summit Mera Peak on day 12 due to bad weather or unforeseen circumstances. If everything goes well, we can use this day to return to Lukla at a relaxed pace.
After successfully summiting Mera Peak, we will trek back to Kothe on the same trail that we used before. Once we arrive in Kothe, we can celebrate our achievement by tasting some of the local food and wine. We will spend the night in Kothe.
We will trek uphill through beautiful rhododendron forests on the west side of the Hinku Valley to reach Thuli Kharka. Along the way, we will be surrounded by stunning hills adorned with the national flower of Nepal, rhododendrons. Once we reach Thuli Kharka, we can take in the breathtaking views of Mera North, Mera Central, and South face.
Today, we will hike up to the Zatrwa La Pass. Once we cross the pass, we will be greeted with the stunning view of the Lukla Valley surrounded by majestic peaks. From there, we will descend to Chutanga and then make our way to the village of Lukla. We will have dinner with our crew and spend the night in Lukla.
The trek comes to an end as we take a flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. We will have a farewell dinner to celebrate the completion of the trek and to discuss future plans for returning.
Our company representative will accompany you to the airport approximately 2 hours before your scheduled flight. We hope you had an amazing experience trekking in Nepal and that you will cherish the memories forever. We look forward to your next visit to the Himalayas.
Destination : Nepal
Duration : 18 Days
Price : USD 1900
Difficulty Level : Tough
Minimum Altitude : 1300m
Maximum Altitude : 6480m
Group Size : 2-15 People
Permits : sagarmatha national park permit, Tims card
Activities : Trekking, Hiking, Sightseeing & climbing
Transportation : Flight, Car & Jeep
Best Season : March, April, may, September, October & November
Accommodation : 3-4 star hotel in kathmandu, Normal hotel in Trekking