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- Accommodations in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek
- Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu including airport the departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
- Airport – hotel -airport picks up and drops by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
- All government taxes and our service charges.
- All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners) with one cup of tea/coffee per day.
- An experienced Government license holder guide.
- Daily wages, insurance, cloth, food, the shelter of staff and porters.
- Fixed rope for climbing
- Go for Nepal duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) if required.
- National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
- Trekking camping equipment (tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, all kitchen gear/utensils if necessary
- Trekking map
- Air travel to/from Nepal,
- Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements will be covered by travel insurance.
- Guide Potter Tips.
- Personal expenses (Phone Calls, Laundry, bar bills during the trekking, Battery recharge of camera or mobile, extra porters if you wish to take, mineral water, Shower etc.)
- Personal shopping and laundry etc.
- Personal trekking Equipment.
- Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
- Your Travel insurance.
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- Day 19
Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
You will meet one of our staff at the international airport terminal gate. He will take you to the hotel and help you with check-in. Later, you will explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, and end your day with delicious welcome dinner.
In Kathmandu free day preparation for Mera Peak Climb with an optional tour.
This day is set apart for preparation for the climbing. You will arrange all the gears while our other team members will work on permits. Your guide will brief you about the difficulty level of Mera Peak Climbing and safety measures. If you want, you can also go on a guided sightseeing tour.
Fly to Lukla (2,820 m); 30 min flights.
Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu. The flight will be thrilling and present to you the distant views of Himalayas. Upon landing at Lukla airport, you will move to the lodge. In the afternoon, you can go on a short hike and explore Lukla town.
Trek to Chutanga (3,430 m); 4 hrs walks.
Trekking through the pasture, you will walk along the edge of the lovely forest of rhododendron & pine. Passing through numerous tiny hamlets, you will enter in a dense forest. From here, the trail ascends to Chutanga.
Trek to Thuli Kharka (4,300 m); 6 hrs.
The trail ascends and crosses Chatara Pass from where you can see spectacular views of Karyolang Peak, Numbur Himal, and Kongde Ri. The trail then passes through beautiful rhododendron forests, where you might come across wildlife. Further, you will descend on a steep trail and reach Thuli Kharka.
Trek to Mousum Kharka (3,430 m); 4 hrs.
Leaving Thuli Kharka behind, you will descend on a slope enjoying the amazing view of Kusum Kanguru and Peak 43. Soon, you will stand at a viewpoint from where you can see a wonderful view of Hinku Valley and the south face of Mera Peak. From here, the trail goes through dense forest and takes you to Mousum Kharka.
Trek to Thagnag (4,360 m); 5 hrs.
Following the west bank of Hinku Drangka, you will move out of the forests as the valley widens and opens up to pastures and shade of shepherds. You will then cross a small bridge and reach Gondishung. Here, you will visit an old gompa believed to be 200 years old. From here, the trail narrows and leads you to Thagnag.
Rest day at Thagnag for acclimatization.
Today is your rest day to acclimate your body to the increased altitude. You will go on a short hike to witness stunning views of mountains. Likewise, in the north, there is a huge moraine, where you can see the tempting glacial lake, Sabai Tsho. You can also visit there.
Trek to Khare (5,000 m); 5 hrs.
Today is going to be an easy day. You will begin trekking gradually towards a moraine. From here, you will ascend to a high point from where you can see a beautiful landscape view. The trail then descends to a ridge and crosses a sandy bowl. Further, you will trek and reach a large pasture, Dig Kharka. Crossing a stream, you will ascend and then cross one more stream. Trekking along the boulder-strewn hillside, you will reach Khare.
Trek to Mera Base Camp (5,300 m); 4 hrs.
Leaving Khare behind, you will ascend towards Mera Base Camp. The trail moves to the south up towards moraine. Trekking along the crest, the path moves up to the top across a boulder-strewn bowl to the lower tongue of the Mera Glacier. From here, you will walk for less than two hours and reach Khare. Upon reaching here, you will set up a camp and prepare for the climbing.
Trek and climb to High Camp (5,780 m); 4 hrs.
Crossing a bowl, the trail ascends to a large rock platform beside a glacier. From here, you will use crampons to walk further and reach a plateau if Mera La Pass. Further, the trail waves around between the crevasses toward the Mera-la. Upon reaching Mera La Pass, you will see stunning views of Makalu, Everest, and Nuptse. The trail then moves further up to the High Camp.
Climb to Mera Peak summit at (6,461 m/21,1907 ft); 8 hrs.
Today, you will reach the summit of Mera Peak. You will begin walking early in the morning before sunrise. The trail descends to the opposite side of the south summit and continues along the southern rim. You will climb for 3 to 4 hours and finally reach the top of Mera Peak from where you can see a surreal view of the Himalayan landscape. After enjoying views, you will drop down to High Camp or Base Camp for a night stay.
Reserve day in case of unfavorable weather condition.
It is a reserve day that can be used during the climb in case of bad weather or during the flight back to Kathmandu.
Trek to Kothey (3,600 m); 6 hrs.
It is going to be a long day. After breakfast, you will descend to Tagnag and continue towards Kothey. On the way, you will pass by several villages and forests.
Trek to Thuli Kharka (4,200 m); 6 hrs.
Following another route back, you will move towards Thuli Khark. Trekking through beautiful forests of rhododendron on a trodden trail, you will reach your destination of the day. The trail will present you superb views of Mera Peaks.
Trek to Lukla; 7 hrs.
Crossing Zatrwa La pass (4,600m), you will descend steeply into Dudh Kosi Valley. Further, trekking through the dense forest of fir, rhododendron, oak, juniper, and wild vegetation, you will cross one more pass to reach Lukla.
Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
An early morning flight will take you back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day, you can relax and explore around on your own.
Free day in Kathmandu with an optional sightseeing tour.
It is a free day in Kathmandu. You can visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square and do shopping. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.
One of our team members will take you to the Airport as per your flight departure time.
More about this tour
Mera Peak Climbing is an adventurous journey that will take you to the top of one of the highest trekking peaks of Nepal, Mera peak. The top of the peak presents an exceptional view of five 8,000 meters above mountains; Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Kanchenjunga 98,586 m), and Mt. Makalu (8,481 m). Many years hundreds of travelers go on Mera Peak Climbing to explore the unspoiled and uninhabited Hinku Valley. Along with those high mountains, you will also see many other smaller mountains like Kongde Ri (6,187 m), Nau Lekh (6,360 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,162 m), Mt. Chamlang (7,319 m), etc.
Mera Peak Climbing landmark
Lukla Airport is the first landmark of Mera Peak Climbing. A short thrilling flight from Kathmandu will take you to the Lukla airport. From here, you will trek through various small villages and reach Thagnag, where you will take a day off for acclimatization. Here, you will visit Sabai Tsho, a beautiful glacial lake. The trail then takes you to the top of Mera Peak in the next few days, which is for sure the main highlight of the journey.
Culture & Ethnic Diversity
Mera Peak Climbing route goes through the pristine and less traveled villages of the Everest region. People like Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, etc reside in these villages. People here are very friendly and kind. They have a way different lifestyles, cultures, and practices that you have seen anywhere else. They have a distinct tradition, language, norms, beliefs, and customs. During your Mera Peak Climbing 19-days, you will have a great opportunity to get closer to the locals and understand them.
The trail passes through fine villages and the wildest area of Hinku valley in the eastern Khumbu region. On the way, you will see some of the most fantastic views of the Khumbu region. Trekking through dense forests, crossing several streams, and looking over tempting Himalayan scenery, you will traverse. the entire region is extremely rich in flora and fauna. You will get to see many cattle and other animals on the way.
Mera Peak Climbing difficulty
Mera Peak Climbing is not difficult in terms of technical climbing, however, its elevation makes the journey challenging. Being the highest trekking peak in Nepal, climbing Mera Peak is like a warm-up peak that mountaineers climb before major expeditions. You have to be in good health and possess strong physical fitness & stamina to go on Mera Peak Climbing.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
Altitude sickness can become a significant obstacle while high altitude journey. It is a well-known illness that happens if your body is not properly acclimatized with the altitude. This can happen to anyone despite their age and physical fitness. Sort in breathing, fatigue, headache, and loss of sleep are the most common symptoms.
The first and foremost thing you have to do to avoid altitude sickness is by adding enough rest days in the itinerary. Walk slowly and let your body adjust to the surroundings. Keep yourself hydrated and avoid alcoholic drinks.
Transportation and Bag Pack
The trek begins with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From here, you will gradually ascending towards the top of Mera Peak.
Here is the list of things you should carry during Mera Peak Climbing:
- Pair of hiking pants and casual pants
- Thermal Wears
- Breathable Underwears
- Trekking shoes/socks
- Rain jacket
- Sun hat
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking Pole
- Climbing gears (rope, ascender, harness, crampons, ice-ax, etc)
- First aid kit
- Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
- Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)
Food and Accommodation during Mera Peak Climbing
During Mera Peak Climbing, you will be staying overnight in a lodge. The rooms will be pretty basic with common washrooms. From base camp, you will stay overnight in well-insulated tents.
During your stay in a lodge, food will be served as per the menu of the lodge. You can expect to get dishes like rice, curry, bread, veggies, eggs, momo, noodles, soup, tea, coffee, etc. Likewise, from base camp, the meals will be prepared and served by porters.
Best Season to go on Mera Peak Climbing
The best time to go on Mera Peak Climbing is from late April to May and late September to October. Moreover, the months May and October are known as the most preferable time to go on Mera Peak Climbing 19-days. In case if you are thinking to climb Mera Peak from late March to early April or late October to November then you have to face extreme colds and carry gears according to that.
Mera Peak Climbing cost
Mera Peak Climbing cost can vary from one travel agency to another. The cost will include food & accommodation during the trek, all necessary permits, first aid kit, and expenses of guides & porters. For more detailed information, you can check our cost includes and cost excludes part. With us, you will find the most affordable and comprehensive cost for Mera Peak Climbing.
- Carry extra cash as there will be no ATMs on the trail or villages
- Make sure to take out insurance
- Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated
- Get a good map
- Move slowly and safely
- Make sure to double check the gears before starting the trip