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Mera Peak Climbing

Overview

Mera Peak (6476 m) located in the Khumbu region, is the highest trekking peak just above 6000 m in the Sagarmatha Zone. It is situated in the south of Mt. Everest.

Mera Peak Climbing is literally preferred in Spring and Autumn as the weather condition of the Himalaya would be beautiful and the sky would be crystal clear in this time. So, it offers the scenery of mountain vistas astonishing and unforgettable. From the top of the peak five 8000 m peaks including Mt. Everest, Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse, Mt Cho Oyu, and Mt Makalu is visible.

The first ascent to Mera Peak was made by J.O.M. Roberts and Sen Tenzing in May 20, 1953. Mera Peak Climbing is suitable for all those trekkers who dare to stand a top of Himalaya as it is technically a straightforward ascent.

Mera La is the standard route that takes us to atop of the Mera Peak. Although climbing Mera Peak through Mera La route is not much difficult, many climbers return home due to high altitude sickness.

Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition has been organizing this trip for a long time. Our Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary is carefully designed by the experienced climbers including steady ascent with plenty of required acclimatization period. But we are always happy to customize this trip as per your requirement. Just check out the itinerary and inclusion of the trip and if you have any confusion regarding the trip, you can contact us anytime.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
Day 02: In Kathmandu free day preparation for Mera Peak climb with optional tour.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (30 mins flight) with free afternoon in Lukla.
Day 04: Trek to Chutanga 3,430 m -04 hrs walks
Day 05: Trek to Thuli Kharka 4,300 m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Mousum Kharka 3,430 m – 04 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Tag-Nag 4,360 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Rest day for acclimatization.
Day 09: Trek to Khare 5,000 m – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Mera Base Camp 5, 300 m – 04 hrs.
Day 11: Rest and spare day for final preparation to Mera Peak climb
Day 12: Trek and climb to High Camp 5,780 m – 04 hrs
Day 13: Climb Mera Summit 6,461 m / 21, 1907 ft – 08 hrs
Day 14: Reserve and contingency day in case of bad weather condition.
Day 15: Trek to Khothay 3,600 – 06 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Thuli Kharka 4,200 m – 05 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla – 07 hrs.
Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour.
Day 20: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.

Detail Itinerary

  1. Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.

    On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, warmly greeted by our staff and guides for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area, the happening spot in Kathmandu with many fine hotels and restaurants with shopping stores and shops, here our guide will brief you with all information regarding Mera Peak Expedition and Climb. The evening includes authentic Nepalese dinner in a nice local restaurant with cultural-folk programs to entertain you with delicious meals.

  2. Day 02: In Kathmandu free day preparation for Mera Peak Climb with optional tour.

    A free and spare day in Kathmandu for Mera Peak Expedition and climb, where you can join in for an optional tour (on request) at places of interest around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur world heritage sites.

  3. Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,820 m), 30 min flights, with afternoon free.

    Morning departs from the hotel for fabulous adventure to Mera Peak Expedition and Climb, taking a short scenic flight of 30 mins with a sweeping panorama of high peaks including Mt. Everest, as the small aircraft lands at Lukla of above (2,820 m) high. On reaching Lukla transfer to local lodge and relax with the rest of the afternoon free to explore around this Sherpa town with views of Kwangde and Kusum-Khanguru peaks.

  4. Day 04: Trek to Chutanga (3,430 m), 4 hrs walks.

    Our fantastic adventure to Mera Peak Expedition and climb leads to the first day walk away from busy Lukla Sherpa town on a moderate and winding path past farm villages to reach at Chutanga for overnight stop within the green surrounding of tall alpine trees with rhododendron-oaks-magnolia and pines.

  5. Day 05: Trek to Thuli Kharka (4,300 m), 6 hrs.

    After first night in tents with camping services morning starts with a climb on Kalo Himal ridge line of Nau Lekh high rocky range, separating Khumbu and Hinku valley and heading further east towards Barun and Makalu area, after a tough climb reaching above (4,450 m) at Zatrwa Og, and then crossing again Zatrwa-La at (4,600 m), with views across Dudh Kosi River valley with views of Karyolung and Lumding Himal, and then descend to camp at Thuli Kharka a summer pasture area.

  6. Day 06: Trek to Mousum Kharka (3,430 m), 4 hrs.

    Morning walk on a downhill with views of Peak 43 and Kusum Kanguru peaks, then reaching at Hinku valley on the least trekked areas by other visitors and adventurer offers views of Mera Peak South Face walk continues into dense rhododendron and pine trees forest to a grazing area at Mosum Kharka for overnight camping.

  7. Day 07: Trek to Tag-Nag (4,360 m), 5 hrs.

    The adventure continues towards northeast on leaving the tree lines, as the trek progress reaching a wide open valley with a grazing land with scattered cattle herders shades at Gondishung (4,350 m) near to our overnight stop at Tag-Nag. Gondishung has 200 years old small Gompa, the walk continues for an hour to Tag-Nag for an overnight stop, this place with temporary huts and shades with a small lodge and tea house.

  8. Day 08: Rest day at Tag-Nag for acclimatization.

    An ideal and perfect place for the rest day and as well for acclimatization before walking towards higher areas towards Mera Peak, this place offers several high hills for best views of surrounding mountains and valley.

  9. Day 09: Trek to Khare (5,000 m), 5 hrs.

    After a nice pleasant overnight with the rest day, the adventure continues with few ups and downs looking beautiful scenery of surrounding hills, and then over Charpatti Tal (lake) dammed by rocks and moraine, then climb for short period which descend to a large field at Dig Kharka also known as Khare for overnight Camp.

  10. Day 10: Trek to Mera Base Camp (5, 300 m), 4 hrs.

    Morning walk leads over Mera glacier, and too icy area for a while then descend to reach at Mera Base Camp after a good walk of 4 hrs, with an afternoon free at leisure.

  11. Day 11: Trek and climb to High Camp (5,780 m), 4 hrs.

    From the base camp with one more camps to make the climb a great success and approachable, as the morning walk follows across Mera La to reach Mera High Camp within tranquil environment, afternoon free with lunch and preparation for next early morning climb on top Mera Peak, while our guides will scout the area for best routes and to make the path much safe with ropes where necessary to safeguard from incidental accidents.

  12. Day 12: Climb to Mera Peak summit at (6,461 m/21,1907 ft), 8 hrs.

    Starting early morning in the pre-dawn, the main goal and target of this adventurous trip, walk leads with a serious climb without any technical problem, as this is a straightforward climb one can do it with the help of ski poles, however for safety measures one needs to be well equipped with crampons, ice ax, helmets, and positive attitude, after a gruesome climb finally reaching Mera Peak summit top overlooking outstanding views panorama of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho- Oyu all the way to Mt. Kanchenjunga in the eastern horizon and array of adjoining peaks, after the climb and feeling high descend on the same route and trek all the way to base camp after feeling tired and exhausted but glad to have done this marvelous adventure climb of Mera peak.

  13. Day 13: Reserve day in case of unfavorable weather condition.

    We have reserved an extra day as a contingency in case of bad and unfavorable weather conditions if all goes well this spare can be used on the way to Lukla with ample time to enjoy the walks with fabulous views.

  14. Day 14: Trek to Khothey (3,600 m), 6 hrs.

    From Mera Peak base camp return journey leads to pleasant walks without any problem of altitude gain, although the trail leads you with few ups and downs and then back into green surrounding within rich vegetations and tall trees on reaching at Khotey for an overnight stop, a small cattle herder camp, and shelter.

  15. Day 15: Trek to Thuli - Kharka (4,200 m), 6 hrs.

    Morning walk continues leading into the forest than with a steep climb on hills and continues to walk on a nice grassy meadow on the gradual path to reach our last camp of this trek at Thuli-Kharka.

  16. Day 16: Trek to Lukla, 7 hrs.

    Our wonderful adventure leads to a climb on the same route following a gentle path and then climb on top Naulekh and Kalo Himal ridges with views of Dudh Kosi and Kwangde Himal, as the long walk leads you with steep downhill to Chutanga and then back at Lukla, where you can enjoy afternoon relaxing and celebrating the successful adventure on Mera Peak expedition and climb with fellow staff-guides-porters and members on this last night in Khumbu and Everest region.

  17. Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.

    Early morning transfer to Lukla airport known as Tenzing & Hillary airport with its unique airstrip, sometimes the flight can delay due to bad weather, as the flight arrives from Kathmandu board on the smaller Twin-Otter or Dornier airplane where a scenic flight brings you at hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city life.

  18. Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour.

    We have reserved as contingency and a free day in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla due to unpredictable bad weather conditions, on this day you can book for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu as the valley, filled with most of the World Heritage Sites around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities.

  19. Day 19: Transfer to International Airport for flight homeward bound.

    Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to the airport for your flight homeward bound or to the respective destination with a wonderful experience on Mera Peak Expedition and climb.

  20. Day 20: Final Departure.

What's included !

  • Airport pickups and drops
  • Accommodation in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Climbing peak permit & other necessary permits (Sagarmatha National Park Permit, TIMS and Climbing Permit),
  • A professional English speaking trained trekking guide and a climbing guide
  • Climbing bonus for Sherpa climbers,
  • Daily wages, insurance, cloth, food, shelter of staffs and porters,
  • Internal Flight Tickets (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu)
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek
  • Tent/camping accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during trek and climb,
  • Complete camping equipment & all common climbing equipment: snow-bar, ice-screw, ropes, snow shovel,
  • Transport of all food supply & equipment from the trip starting point to the ending point as per itinerary,
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping bag (should be returned after completion of the trip)
  • Trekking bag or duffel bag to keep your things
  • Good quality tents and kitchen equipment for camping
  • Farwell dinner
  • First Aid Medical Kit box
  • Trekking Map
  • Rescue arrangement only (must cover by your travel and rescue insurance)
  • All local and governmental taxes

What's not included !

  • International air fare
  • City sights entrance fees.
  • Bar bills & personal expenses.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Emergency rescue charges if necessary.
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge fee, snacks, etc.
  • Personal clothing & gears.
  • Tips to guide and porter.
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control.

FAQs

The Basics

  1. What is trekking ?

    Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.

  2. Is trekking good for me ?

    In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.

  3. Do I need a guide? By the way, I have already trekked or hiked before ?

    You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.

  4. How difficult is trekking and climbing ?

    Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.

  5. Is travel insurance necessary ?

    Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.

  6. What types of permit are required for trekking ?

    It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.

  7. How long do we walk each day during the trekking ?

    During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.

  8. What type of accommodation is provided during the trekking ?

    Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.

  9. Will I have to carry my own luggage ?

    Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.

  10. Were the trekking routes damaged by earthquake 2015 ?

    Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.

  11. What are the best places to go trekking in Nepal ?

    There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.

  12. Should I tip guide and porter ? How much should I tip ?

    It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.

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