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Mera Peak is one of the most famous trekking peaks of Nepal. It is a part of the Mansiri Himalayan Range, situated at an altitude of 6,476 meters. With three main summits- the Mera North, the Mera Central, and the Mera South, as well as a smaller trekking summit, Mera Peak presents panoramic views of Himalayan peaks like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Mount Kanchenjunga among many others from the summit. As such, the Mera Peak Climb incorporates all the best features of Khumbu, including its natural beauty and cultural vibrancy, to present you with a trip that you will never forget! The Mera Peak Climb begins with a short flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. The initial trekking trail of the journey passes through many of Khumbu's remote villages where each presents breath-taking views of the Everest peaks. Moreover, Khumbu is also home to the ethnic Sherpa people of Nepal and the journey is a great way to experience their culture. You can enjoy their costumes, the Gumbas, chortens, prayer flags, Mani stones, and Stupas and monasteries all along the trip.
Likewise, the journey goes through the Dudh Koshi and Imja River valleys to take you through highland pastures, alpine woods, and deep ravines. Besides the Himalayan ambiance, the natural beauty of the landscape is also one of the trip's major hallmarks. At each step of the way, you will come across beautiful mule and yak caravans, terrace farms, vast open pastures, and grasslands. The skyline throughout the trip is also decorated with views of the Everest Himalayas.
Finally, the path then leads you to the settlement of Khare and the Mera High Camp. Finally, you will begin your ascent upwards to the peak's summit. The summit of Mera Peak presents spectacular views of the surroundings, with the wide environment covered in deep snow and ice and glacial sludge and icefalls covering the path. Following your guide, you will climb up the peak with your crampons and ropes, following the climbing path that is attributed to crevasses and hollow grounds. It is very thrilling and nerve-wracking!
Come join us for an extraordinary adventure. You are guaranteed the best services at each step of the way, from accommodation and meals to guidance and transportation. The journey is filled with features that are marvelous in every sense of the word. Don't miss out on this grand opportunity!
Outline ItineraryDay 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft.)
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and Trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft.)
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya (2730m/8954ft) 3-4 hrs
Day 04: Trek from Paiya to Pangkoma (2850m/93,48ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 05: Trek from Pangkoma to Nigmsa (2745m/90,003ft) 4-5 hrs
Day 06: Trek from Nigmsa to Chetrakhola (3150m/10332ft) 7-8 hrs
Day 07: Trek from Chetrakhola to Kothe (3600m/11808ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 08: Trek from Kothe to Tangnang (4,350m/14,270ft): 3-4 hrs
Day 09: Acclimatization Day: Hiking to Charpate Himal Glacier
Day 10: Trek from Tangnang to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft) 2-3 hrs
Day 11: Trek from Khare to Mera Base Camp (5300m/17,384ft) 3-4 hrs
Day 12: Trek from Mera Base Camp to High camp (5,780m/18,958ft) 4-5 hrs
Day 13: Trek from Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,190ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft) 8-9 hrs
Day 14: Reserve day for Contingency
Day 15: Trek from Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft) 4-5 hrs
Day 16: Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka: 5-6 hrs
Day 17: Trek from Thuli Kharka to Lukla: 6-7 hrs
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 19: Departure day
- 1 hour trekkers massage / Yoga after the trip completion.
- 3 star accommodations in Kathmandu
- A porter and his entire expenses.
- Airport pickup and drop facility.
- All monument entrance fees.
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
- Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
- Climbing permit
- Company duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
- First aid medical kit
- Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
- Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
- Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
- Insurance of guide and porter.
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
- Lodge expenses during the trek.
- Professional Sherpa climbing guide
- Sherpa staffs (guides, porters, cook etc. )
- Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
- Airfare for international flights.
- Cost for additional trips.
- Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
- Nepal arrival visa.
- Personal climbing gears
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
- Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7
- Day 8
- Day 9
- Day 10
- Day 11
- Day 12
- Day 13
- Day 14
- Day 15
- Day 16
- Day 17
- Day 18
- Day 19
Arrival Day in Kathmandu
You may arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by one of our airport representatives. He will help you get transferred to your Hotel. There are no planned activities for the day, thus you may check into your Hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
This day is reserved for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. You will visit the city's major UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which include the Pashupatinath Temple, the Bouddhanath Stupa, the Swayambhunath Stupa, and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Each of the sites presents amazing artwork like woodcraft, stone statues, and metal carvings. After the tour, you will be dropped back at your Hotel. Our guide will make sure that you have everything required for the peak climbing adventure tomorrow. If not, you can also hire/rent/buy certain equipment from the many shops near your Hotel. You can also re-pack your duffle bags. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya (2730m/8954ft) 3-4 hrs
You will be transferred early in the morning to the airport for your Lukla flight. After landing at Lukla, you will begin your trek following the winding ridges and hillocks covered in alpine woods deep into the Dudh Koshi River valley. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Handi Khola, you will reach Surke. Further on lays the Chutok La Mountain Pass. As you trek up the pass, you can get good views of the Lukla village and the ravine. Ascending down the pass leads to the small settlement of Paiyan. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Paiyan.
Trek to Pangkoma (2850m/93,48ft) 5-6 hrs
From Paiyan, the path leads towards a small bridge from where the trail gets a little slippery. As you follow the path, you will reach the Kari La Mountain Pass. It is a steady climb up the pass and another steady descent down. Rhododendron and bamboo groves grow on the terrain while the trail becomes narrow. Hillocks surround the woods, offering a peaceful atmosphere. Finally, you will reach the settlement of Panggom, occupied by settlers who rely on trade and farming for a livelihood. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Panggom.
Trek to Nigmsa (2745m/90,003ft) 4-5 hrs
After breakfast, you will leave Panggom via the Panggom La Mountain Pass. Following an ascent-and-descent pathway, you will reach the Pesang Kharka Khola. Crossing the river, you will follow the path that leads to Peeng Kharka Danda. Further here lays the Ningsow Khola and a few miles from the river takes you to the Ningsow village. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Ningsow.
Trek to Chetra Khola (3150m/10332ft) 7-8 hrs
You will follow the path that descends-and-ascends from Nigmsa to reach a small settlement of Ramailo Danda. From the ridge at Ramailo Danda, you can get extraordinary views of the Mera Peak and the Salpa village. Further from the Danda is the Makalu Barun National Park. This part of the trek follows the Pasang Lhamu Trail. As you trek towards Chhatra, you can also sometimes spot Red Pandas. Finally, you will reach the village. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Chetra Khola.
Trek to Kothe (3600m/11808ft) 6-7 hrs
Today, you will trek on a pathway that runs north from the main trail to Mera Peak. The narrow path runs alongside the Majang Khola. Further along the terrain, it merges with another trail alongside the Hinku River. The trail then leads you to Tashing Ongma. This settlement is known for its seasonal tea shops. The path then leads you to the Sanu Khola, which you will cross via a suspension bridge before finally reaching Kothe. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Kothe.
Trek to Tangnang (4,350m/14,270ft): 3-4 hrs
You will follow the path that trudges alongside the Hinku River. The Mera Peak towers over you all along the journey. You will pass through the Gondishung village- a small herder's settlement situated on the western banks of the Hinku Dragna. From here, you will continue towards the Lungsungba Gompa, a 200-year-old Gompa where you can find a rock inscription mentioning Mera Peak. A short trek from here takes you to Tangnang, a summer grazing area that has primitive lodges. Overnight stay at the lodge at Tangnang.
Acclimatization Day: Hiking to Charpate Himal Glacier
This day is reserved for acclimatization. You can visit the Charpate Himal Glacier today, hiking uphill through the terrain. It is a beautiful trek that takes you to a beautiful glacial lake. You can take in the beautiful landscape today and enjoy the village. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Tangnang.
Trek to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft) 2-3 hrs
Further from Tangnang, the path follows a lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier. You can get spectacular views of the Charpate Himal as well. You will follow the trail that climbs through the moraine towards the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. From here, you will steadily climb up to Khare from where you can get good views of the north face of Mera Peak. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Khare.
Trek to Mera Base Camp (5300m/17,384ft) 3-4 hrs
Through a boulder-strewn terrain, the trail climbs a steep hill to reach the Mera Peak Base Camp. It is a steady climb and filled with good views of the mountain peaks. Overnight stay at Mera Base Camp.
Mera Base Camp to High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft) 4-5 hrs
From the camp, the trail continues further through the Mera La Mountain Pass to reach the Mera High Camp. The path is rocky and snow can also make it dangerous. Climbing to the top of the rock band marked by a cairn, the path leads ahead to High Camp. Along the way, you can enjoy breath-taking views of the Everest Peaks, like Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu among others. Overnight stay at Mera High Camp.
Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,190ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft) 8-9 hrs
This is an important day of the entire trip. Today, you will summit Mera Peak. Waking up early at 2 in the morning, you will make your way up the glacier. As you continue, you can experience the sunrise as it warms you up against the chilly dawn of the peak. The slope, then thins out and you will leave the ridgeline behind as the sight of the Mera Peak comes into view. With the help of ropes and other climbing equipment, you will begin your climb. You will follow the Sherpa guide and finally reach the summit. From the top, you can take in mesmerizing views of the neighboring Everest peaks. Finally, after enjoying the sights, you will slowly retrace your steps back down the summit and trek back to Khare.
Reserve day for Contingency
This day is reserved for contingency, in case you are unable to summit the peak on the desired day due to reasons like bad weather. This day can be skipped if the trip goes smoothly.
Trek to Kothe (3600m/11808ft) 4-5 hrs
From Khare, you will trek back towards Kothe, trekking on the same path as before. The journey is pleasant and is an easy descent. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Kothe.
Trek to Thuli Kharka: 5-6 hrs
After breakfast, you will begin your trek to Thuli Kharka. You will climb and descend across the valley and cross several streams of the Inkhu Khola. You will also pass by the settlement of Takho. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Thuli Kharka.
Trek to Lukla: 6-7 hrs
From Thuli Kharka, you will make your way back to Lukla, passing by many smaller settlements along the terrain. It is a long and strenuous journey, but steady trekking through the up-and-downhill landscape isn't too difficult. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Lukla.
Fly to Kathmandu
Bidding the Everest peaks goodbye, you will have a short flight back to Kathmandu. Upon landing, you will be dropped off at the Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be dropped off at the airport for your departure.
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