Mera Peak Climbing

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Duration: 15 days

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Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak lies in the eastern Khumbu region. It’s maximum altitude is 6461m/21190ft and has an alpine PD difficulty grade. The best time to climb this mountain is during the spring (Mar to May) and autumn (Oct-Nov) seasons. From the top of the Mera Peak we can view five 8000m tallest mountains such as Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Makalu (8485m) and Kanchenjunga (8586m). So, this peak has tempted lots of the climbers day by day and is the best option for those who want to grab the peak climbing experience. It is the best option for those who have moderate mountaineering experience. It is physically hard due to the high elevation with straight forward climbing but technically the easy one i.e. it requires a basic climbing skills.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m).

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (one and only international airport of Nepal), our representative will meet outside the arrival terminal building and transfer you to the hotel. He will help you to check in room for your convenience.

Day 02: Sightseeing and tip preparation day.

Today, we arrange a half day sightseeing of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath so that you can get some knowledge about our cultures and religions. Rest day, is for sorting out necessary climbing gears as well as prepare yourself both mentally and physically.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2840m) (Flying time: 35 min). Hike to Chutanga (3430m)- 04 hrs.

Your trekking guide will pick up from hotel and then we head towards the domestic airport to board a flight to Lukla. This adventurous scenic flight take 35 min to reach the Lukla airport also known as Hillary airport. After spending some time about an hour then our adventure journey starts where we pass through several villages and farmlands with magnificent scenery of valleys and hills then finally ends at Chutang for overnight stay.

Day 04: Chutanga to Tuli- Kharka (4300m) – 06 hrs.

After having breakfast at Chutanga, our journey continues towards Tuli Kharka. We pass through Kalo Himal ridge around Nau Lekh rocky mountain range which is a strenuous climb itself that leads us to the top ridge at the height of 4450m called Zatrwa Og and then follow another steep climb to Zatrwa La pass at 4600m. Form its top we get the majestic views of Dudh Koshi river valley as well as Karyolung and Lumding Himal. From here we steep descend an hour to reach Tuli Kharka.

Day 05: Tuli-Kharka to Tangnag (4356m)- 05 hrs.

Today after breakfast our goal is to reach Tangnag. For today we follow north leaving Mosom Kharka (Kothe) behind and walk continuously through a wide open valley with a pasture land and then crossing small bridge to reach at Gondishung (4180m). Here, we can see a small wooden huts and shelters having stone wall. Also, we can see 200 years old small gompa (monastery). From here another one hour walk we reach Tangnag which is the place for today’s overnight stay.

Day 06: Tangnag to Khare (5045m)- 05 hrs.

Today again after breakfast we walk towards Khare. The trail is of moderate type with a super scenery surrounding Hinku valley. We walk over moraine viewing Charpatti Tal (lake) and then overlooking glacial lake. After a short climb then we again descend down to a large pasture at Dig Kharka. From here we reach Khare after an hour walking which is our final destination for today.

Day 07: Rest day at Khare for acclimatization.

This day is for the acclimatization and basic climbing training so that we can prepare ourselves for Mera Peak climb. Your climbing guide will teach some basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the way of using climbing gears like ice axe, harness, crampons, climbing boots and of course the technique of using rope.

Day 08: Khare to Mera High Camp (5780m)- 7 hrs.

Today, at first we follow a steep trail to reach Mera Base camp. Then we continue through the pass until we reach Mera High Camp. The trail is rocky so during snowing it can be dangerous due to the crevasses. After reaching high camp we set up a camp to stay overnight. From here we can see the incredible views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse (south face), Makalu, Baruntse and Chamlang.

Day 09: Summit day : Mera High camp to Mera peak summit (6461m) and back to Khare (10-12 hrs)

Today, is the expedition day, the most important day for us. We wake up around 2-3 am and start climbing up the glaciers. When the first rays of the sun hit the peaks then amazing red glow which energize us to climb further. We may need to use rope from the foot of the summit cone but your climbing guide will decide it. After we make a final push then we find ourselves at the summit from where we take a mesmerizing view of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Lhotse sar, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, Baruntse, Chamlang and others. Later, we return back to the high camp where we take a rest for a while and then continue hike until we reach Khare.

Day 10: Reserve Day.

This day is needed if in case the weather is not favorable or due to some unanticipated reasons on climbing day. However, under normal conditions we may not need this day.

Day 11: Khare to Kothe : 4-5 hrs.

We trek back to Kothe from same trail we used before. Stay overnight there.

Day 12: Kothe to Thuli Kharka – 5 hrs.

After breakfast, we pass through the forested area then passing several pasture land and meadows then climb uphill finally reached Thuli Kharka.

Day 13: Thuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass- 7 hrs.

Today is the last day trekking where we cross the Zatrwa La pass. As soon as we cross it we then get a sight of the Lukla valley surrounded by Cho Oyu, Numbur Himal and other Himalayan Peaks. We continue crossing Chutang and then follow the same trail that leads to Lukla. This day is the last day of the trip so you can gather and enjoy with your trekking team to make it memorable.

Day 14: Fly back to Kathmandu.

Today take early morning flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu you can spend your day by relaxing or buying souvenirs to your friends and families.

Day 15: Final Departure.

Today we arrange vehicle for your departure transfer to airport to connect onward flight.

Cost Includes:

  • Pickups and drops from airport/hotel
  • Accommodation at 3 star or 3 star equivalent hotels in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodationa at basic tea house/well tented camps.
  • All 3 meals per day during the trek (BLD)
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide
  • Salary, accommodation, insurance and meals for guide and porter
  • Rescue and Travel arrangements
  • Domestic flights ticket
  • All necessary paper works and permits, all government and local taxes
  • Medical kit
  • Trekking gear (down jacket and sleeping bag)
  • Complimentary trekking map per group

Cost Excludes:

  • Tips to the guide, porters and drivers.
  • International air tickets
  • Visa fees
  • Medical evacuation when in emergency
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra drinks and liquors
  • Any other expense not listed above

List of Equipment

Mandatory Items

  • Waterproof walking boots with suitable ankle support .
  • Loose, casual  waterproof trousers for trekking.
  • Thermal coats or fleece .
  • Warm socks.
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper.
  • Windproof, waterproof outers for higher altitudes.
  • Wool or fleece cap.
  • Day sack to be carried personally.
  • Personal water bottle.
  • Camera, spare battery and battery charger.
  • Toilet items and towels.
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Moisturizers
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm gloves

Optional items

  • Binoculars
  • Altimeter
  • Compass