Mera Peak (6654m)
This is the highest of Nepal’s permitted trekking peaks rises to the south of Everest and dominates the watershed between the heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Drangkas. The first ascent on Mera was made in May 1953 and the route taken then, has now become the standard route. There are many routes to Mera peak, none of them easy. Some of the route traverses through difficult passes, and the arduous climb then becomes a true mountaineering experience. The end however, is worth all the effort, as Mera is definitely one of the finest viewpoints in Nepal. The panoramic view here takes in Chamlang, Kanchanjunga, Makalu and Baruntse in the east and the peak of Cho-oyu, Amadablam and Kang Thega to the west. To the north one can glimpse Everest over the crumpled sedimentary rock bands that make up the massive unclimbed south face of Lhotse and the Nuptse/Lhotse ridge. Weather conditions permitting, it is possible for a very experienced and able team to reach the summit from the base camp and return to the same day. It is also possible for very skilled skiers to “ski” to the summit ridge, enjoy the breath-taking views and return the same day.
Itinerary & Highlight
Day 01. Arrival in Kathmandu:
Transfer to hotel for check in and briefing on the trip. An introductory sightseeing trip to downtown Kathmandu or explore around hotel depending on your flight arrival or visit local trekking shops if you need to recheck your personal climbing gears.
Day 02. Kathmandu:
Guided sightseeing covering all the major sightseeing points in and around Kathmandu, covering the prominent landmarks such as: Soyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Patan, Kumari (the living goddess) Temple and Durbar Square Kathmandu.
Day 03. Kathmandu to Lukla (2856m) and Chutok La (2945m):
Transfer to airport for early morning flight to Lukla. After lunch, start our trekking (3 to 4 hours) to Chutok La crossing numbers of Sherpa settlements for overnight camp.
Day 04. Chutok La to Pangkongma village (2950m):
Today we cross Khari La Pass (3081m) to reach Pangkongma village. Trek about. 5 to 6 hours.
Day 05. Pangkongma to Kurke (3800m):
Trek about 4 to 5 hours to reach the tonight’s camp.
Day 06. Kurke to Thuli Kharka (4200m):
Trek about 6 to 7 hours to reach the camp.
Day 07. Thuli Kharka to Kothe or Kothey (3800m):
About 5 to 6 hours gradual downhill trekking will take us to the camp through the beautiful forest of rhododendron (Laligurans), enjoy the views of surrounding snow-capped peaks.
Day 08. Kothe to Thangnak (4350m):
Trek about 5 to 6 hours from Kothe to Thangnak camp. Along with the panoramic views of mountains including Mt. Kusum Khangkaru, trek ascends through a bank of stream in Hinku Valley.
Day 09. Thangnak:
Rest. Time to have proper acclimatization enjoying the views of peaks and glaciers. The guide will provide essential lesson regarding the Mera Peak climbing and time to test your endurance.
Day 10. Thangnak to Khare (3691m):
Trek about 4 to 5 hours to reach the camp. Trekking towards Mera Peak, through places like Dig Kharka (4,650m) near Hinku Glarcier and crossing 5000m above Dig Kharka enjoying the view of glacial lake. North face of Mera and Mera glacier visible from the camp.
Day 11. Khare to Mera Base camp (5200m):
Gradual uphill trek to Mera Base camp crossing Mera La pass (5415m.). Trek about 4 to 5 hours to reach the camp.
Day 12. Mera Base camp to Mera High camp (5780m):
Warming up, spend overnight at the High camp before attempting the Mera Summit. Gradual climb to Mera Glacier and then almost flat to reach the camp for overnight.
Day 13. Spare Day:
In case of bad weather in the region. Otherwise the spare day can be used somewhere while coming down from Mera Peak to Lukla.
Day 14. High Camp Summit Mera Peak and Khare:
Start climbing in the early morning to the summit of Mera Peak and return to Khare.
Day 15. Khare to Kothe:
Day 16. Kothe to Chetrawa La ( 4610m):
Day 17. Chetrawa La to Lukla:
Day 18. Lukla to Kathamandu:
Fly back to Kathmandu. Check in hotel. Rest.
Day 19. Kathmandu:
At leisure or personal sightseeing and shopping. Evening, farewell dinner will be served at typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural show.
Day 20. Transfer to airport:
After breakfast, transfer to airport. Departure from Kathmandu or make extension as per your time-frame.
– Depending on the number of trekking members
– Hotel accommodation for 4 nights in Kathmandu on twin-sharing basis.
– Tented camp during the climbing period on twin sharing basis.
– Local lodge during the trekking during the trekking period based on twin sharing or dormitory.
– Breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu.
– Meals (including bed tea/coffee, breakfast, lunch, evening tea/coffee and dinner) during the trekking & climbing period.
Mode of Transportation:
– Guided city sightseeing with private vehicle in an around Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
– Airfare: Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu with tax.
– Airport pickups and drops upon your arrival in Kathmandu and Lukla.
Inclusive (in addition to the above plan)
– Services as per the above mentioned plan.
– Service of registered English speaking city guide.
– Professional Sherpa climbing guides, assistant guides and other experienced supporting field staff as per group size.
– Porters to carry your belongings (1 porter for 2 trekking members).
– Basic climbing gears for the team.
– Wages for trekking guides, field staff and porters.
– Insurance coverage for trekking guides, field staff and porters.
– Brand-new like heavy duty sleepingbag (to be returned on completion of the trip).
– A kit bag/duffel bag for trekking as our complimentary.
– A map relating the destination.
– Tims card (trek registration card).
– Entry permit fee for Sagarmatha National Park.
– All entry fees to the sightseeing points as per the itinerary.
– Basic medicines for staff and porters.
– Farewell dinner at typical Nepalese Restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu.
– Government tax and surcharges.
– Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
– Nepalese visa fee.
– Climbing royalty (to be shared among the participants).
– Personal climbing gears (can be hired in Kathmandu).
– Climbing allowance for climbing guides (for their camping gears, to be shared among the participants).
– International flights to and from Kathmandu.
– Additional services beyond service plans, inclusive and itinerary.
– Excess baggage charges (if there is more than 15 kilograms per trekking member).
– Private porter if needed.
– Personal expenses (tips, bar bill, laundry and shower at local lodges and other expenses of personal nature during the trip).
– Emergency rescue cost if needed (advisable to have personal insurance).
– Additional waiting expenses in case of flight cancellation due to bad weather.
Fixed departures scheduled for 2018:
To be arrived in Kathmandu: on 10 September 2018.
Trek departure from Kathmandu: on 11 September 2018. To Lukla.
To be arrived in Kathmandu: on 14 October 2018.
Trek departure from Kathmandu: on 15 October 2018. To Lukla.
Fixed departures scheduled for 2019:
To be arrived in Kathmandu: on 11 April 2019.
Trek departure from Kathmandu: on 12 April 2019. To Lukla.
To be arrived in Kathmandu: on 10 September 2019.
Trek departure from Kathmandu: on 11 September 2019. To Lukla.
To be arrived in Kathmandu: on 14 October 2019.
Trek departure from Kathmandu: on 15 October 2019. To Lukla.
– Email to us for booking or further information on our fixed departures or a private trip at your convenience. Thanks.