Mera peak climbing (6,476m/ 22,242ft) Nepal is an exciting and stunning views from the Mountain top. Mera peak is popular among trekkers because it is the highest trekking peak in Nepal at eastern part of Everest Khumbu valley. Climbing Mera peak is an opportunity to all the experienced trekkers and amateur climbers who dreams & dare to stand on the Himalayan summit with a sense of great life time achievement. Lifting the eyes from Mera peak summit and keep on lifting them until, above the clouds, the mighty frieze of the world’s 8000 meter Mountains- mount Everest, mount Kanchenjunga, Mt. Makalu, Mt Lhotse, mt Cho-Oyu and many other 7000 meters peak and trekking peaks is an unforgettable experience.
Mera Peak climbing begins after a short and exciting flight to the mountain airstrip at Lukla and continues through the high and lovely Valleys. Although physically very demanding on account of the altitude, the climb to Mera Peak is not technically difficult, ascending snow slopes that rarely exceed 30 degrees. Mera peak itinerary has been carefully designed to allow for gradual acclimatization. The walking initially through the virgin forest of the Hinku Valley is incredibly beautiful and provides excellent acclimatization for the peak itself.
Our special basic rock climbing course in Kathmandu and ice climbing course at Khare (just below Mera peak ) is instructed by Climbing Sherpa to ensure all of you have necessary climbing skills and confidence to summit the top. And our unrivalled service, quality equipment, food, trekking staff and an experienced leader, ensure that your Mera trip will be life time adventure experience in Nepal`s highest trekking peak. Be assured, you will have very wonderful Himalayan adventure reward on the top of the world famous trekking peak with us!
Day by day details
Day 01- Arrival Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Today is your arrival day. We welcome you upon your arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu. After hotel check in, a short briefing will follow about your tour and trek program ahead. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby historic/countryside areas or resting. In the evening traditional Nepali welcome dinner in an authentic Nepali Restaurant with cultural dances. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 02- Half Day World Heritage Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu World Heritage sites wherein your guide will accompany you on a tour of UNESCO enlisted temples and palaces, that are a unique fusion of Newari architecture, Hinduism and Buddhism. There is enough time to explore the city’s major places of interest with your guide and at your own pace. Our Trek Leader/Guide meets you in the afternoon for trek briefing, equipment check/ arrangment and for the final trek preparation. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 03- Rock Climbing Course in Kathmandu
Today You will be taken to Balaju, a natural rock climbing spot or indoor climbing hall for your climbing course before departure to Lukla, a day course will provide excellent opportunities to learn how to use rope, harness, Ice axe, crampons to keep you more physically and mentally prepared. Alternatively you can take a world heritage sightseeing inside Kathmandu valley. In the late afternoon we’ll brief and discuss again about trip and the preparation. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 04 -Flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) / Excursion warm up day
This morning you’ll be transferred to domestic airport and fly to Lukla. It takes 40 minutes scenic flight up to Tenjing-Hillary airport, Lukla and experience your first breakfasts in the mountain whilst the Himalayan Eco Treks and Travel team manages porters, the guide sorting and dividing the load of baggages to be carried by porters. Excursion to Chheplung and back to Lukla. It will be total 3 hours warm up hiking. Overnight in Lukla
Day 05- Trek to Chutanga (3,450m/11,320ft)
Today We start our first day trek ahead with an easy day through the woodland above Lukla. A good trail leads through pasture to the edge of a diminishing forest of rhododendron and pine which is the steep hillsides above Lukla. We make steady progress on a good trail, crossing ridges and streams up to ‘kharka’ meadow of yaks and Naks where we’ll stop for overnight at camp at Chutanga.
Day 06- Acclimatization day at Chutanga
This morning after a Himalayan breakfast at the camp we’ll have full day leisure at camp after a site excursion walking up to a small grassy peak below the Zetra Teng la Pass reaching an altitude of (4,000m/13,120ft). There are excellent views out over the valley of the DudhKosi ( milky river) and the views of our route towards the Zetra La. We stroll back to our camp at Chutanga for the overnight.
Day 07- Trek to Tuli Kharka (4,250m/13,944ft) via Zetra Teng La
To pass (4,600m/15,093ft) After a rest/acclimatization day at Chutanga we continue a long day walk around 6-7 hours crossing the Kalo Himal Ridge that separates the Khumbu from the Hinku valley that lead across this ridge Zetra La, traversing to the right and finally descending steeply to Tuli Kharka (big pasture) where there are several basic lodges. We set up our camp farther the lodges. Remaining time rest, read, playing cards and relax at the camp after a long walk before we retire into the cosy tent after multi course fresh dinner which will continue.
Day 08-Trek to Gothey (3600m/11,812ft)
Today, after a breakfast we continue our journey descending to Hinku valley of Gothey. This is a good place to camp and there are several teahouses around and you can visit and learn the local lifestyle in the free time after the day end. Camp near by the teashops.
Day 09- Trek to Thagnag (4,350m/14,272ft)
Today is another short day as you trek in the shadow of Mera Himal along the ridge of the Hinku Khola. The west bank of the Hinku Drangka northwards.We will take lunch at Gondishung, a summer herders’ settlement. Beyond Gondishung we pass a 200 year-old Gompa built beneath a massive boulder, to burn some juniper at the shrine, an offering that just might ensure a successful ascent of Mera Peak. Thagnag is a summer grazing area with the simplest of lodges and shops starting to develop.Overnight in Thagnag.
Day 10- Acclimatization day at Thagnag
An acclimatization day is essential here. It is in a superb setting surrounded by stunning peaks. There is a huge moraine in the north of Thagnag where a beautiful glacial lake, Sabal Tsho is dammed which is definitely worth a visit. A cairn (5,270m/17,290ft) on the flanks of Kusum Kangguru can also be rewarding and beneficial for acclimatization. Our climbing Sherpa also provide you training course for the climbing.
Day 11- Trek to Khare (5,025m/16,486ft)
Today we are heading up from Thagnag towards the Mera Base camp at Khare. We follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines and to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to your camping spot at Khare after 3-4 hrs walk.
Day 12- Ice climbing practice near Khare
This morning after a breakfast, we prepare our gear for ice climbing (This may depends on season and availabilities of Ice if ice not available then we just hike around or rest) – just above the Khare we need to walk couple of hrs from where there is a good view of the Mera La and the route up the mountain. This will also be a time for practicing few hrs Ice climbing and our climbing leader will teach you who will be also instructing you about the climbing. After few hrs practicing at glacier, stroll back to camp and final preparation of our equipment and packing of our mountain bags. Overnight in the Camp.
Day 13- Trek to Mera base camp (5,350m/17,552ft)
A very short trek allowing for much acclimatization and a day walk make your way to Mera Base Camp. We first climb to the crest of the moraine above Khare and then up a steep slope of scree /snow to reach a boulder strewn bowl below the lower tongue of the Mera Glacier. Reaching the pass Mera La (5,415m/17,766ft) allows us to see spectacular views.We then descend 100m (328ft) towards the Hongu side and set up base camp in the moraine below the ice.We camp in Mera Base Camp tonight.
Day 14- Climb to Mera high camp (5,750m/18,865ft)
Making your way to Mera High Camp can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are/will be a number of crevasses . We take of crevasses. You make your way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. You set up a high camp and from here the views are outstanding, with Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu and more piercing the skyline. This evening we camp in Mera High Camp at the height of 5750 m.
Day 15- Summit day and descend to Khare
This is a big day, we wake up at 2.30 am around and after a breakfast, the group will put on crampons and rope up before setting out for the summit. From the high camp a well acclimatized party will take 3 – 4 hours to the central summit of Mera peak. If time and conditions permit we may opt to make the traverse to the slightly higher north summit. This excursion adds 2 -3 hours to the day is of a more technical nature than the rest of the climb and the decision as to whether we attempt this will be taken by the trip leader. From the summit we can see the magnificent views of Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,029ft), Cho-Oyu (8,201m/26,906ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft), Makalu (8,463m/27,766ft), Kangchenjunga (8,586m/28,169ft), Nuptse (7,855m/25,770ft), Lobuche (6,145m/20,160ft), Chamlang (7,319m/24,013ft). Having had the life time adventure climbing and the views, we retrace our steps to Khare with a rest and some hot soup at high camp on the way down. A long but inspirational evening at Khare camp.
Day 16- Reserve day for unforeseen condition
This day we must keep for the reserve day for the unforeseen condition as weather problem or weakness which you can take as your rest day or recovering day .
Day 17- Return back to Gothey
After the great success of the expedition to Mt. Mera we descend to Hinku valley to Gothey for our overnight stop at camp. Enjoy the evening with local wine or whatever you want to relax at the camp.
Day 18- Trek to Tuli Kharka
Today, we again climb up through the lush forest on the west side of the Hinku Valley to Tuli Kharka below the Zetra La where we’ll stay overnight at camp
Day 19- Trek back to Lukla via crossing Zetra la
Today, we have a last day of the trek. We start to climbing up to cross Zetra La top which will be our last climb of the trip. After the top we descend down to Lukla village where we concludes the trekking peak climb. Enjoy with crews at the last day dinner in the mountain with beverages. Overnight in the lodge.
Day 20- Fly back to Kathmandu
We fly back to Kathmandu. Our representative are in the airport to welcome you back and transfer to hotel. You may have time to relax after the awesome adventure.Evening dinner with the guide and staff.
Day 21- Leisure in Kathmandu
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extended to your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping. We will meet in the evening for the company for the farewell dinner. Overnight in hotel
Day 22- Departure Kathmandu
Our Tour officer meets you in Hotel for the Departure Transfer to Kathmandu’s International Airport. We will be always welcoming you back to Nepal for various other stunning Trekkings or looking forward to serving you in our other country travel arrangements.
--5 Night’s Deluxe twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
--All private transfer from Airport to airport in kathmandu
--Complementary welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
--Rock climbing course and Kathmandu sightseeing with guide,vehicle & entry fees
--Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight
--Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee)during the trek
-- Tented camping Accommodation during the trek & in high camps of Mera
--Mera peak climbing leader, English speaking guide ,camping chef, kitchen crews, assistant
guide (in a group), Sherpa and porters,
-- All the camping equipments e.g sleeping tents, dining tents, toilet tents and kitchen utensils
--Makalu Barun National park entry fee and TIMS permit
--Mera peak climbing permit/s & other necessary fees
--Safe drinking water
--Exclusive First aid medical kit bag
--Emergency Oxygen back up
--Emergency communication services
--Necessary Mera peak group climbing gear & equipments
--High altitude sleeping bag, down jacket, walking poles, duffel bag, water filter, etc faciltities
during the trek and climbing
--All government and local taxes
--Himalayan Eco Treks and Travel – Nepal management services
--Emergency back up services
-- Nepal visa fees, intl. airfare to Nepal
-- Personal climbing equipment for Mera peak (can be hired in Kathmandu)
-- Excess baggage charges (15 kg allow in dom. plane)
-- Lunch & dinner in city
-- Travel and Helicopter rescue insurances
-- Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills
-- Gratuities / Tips for trekking crews