|Trip Name||Mera Peak Climbing|
|Trip Duration||16-18 Days|
|Best Season||Autumn & Spring|
Mera Peak (6476m/21,247 ft) is the highest trekking peak of Nepal, situated in the Mahalangur Section. Mera Peak contains three main summits: Mera North, (6,476m/21,247 ft), Mera Central (6,461m /21,198 ft), and Mera South, (6,065m/19,898 ft). The first ascent of Mera Central was on May 20, 1953, by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga can be seen clearly from the summit of Mera Peak.
HST Adventures Mera Peak package is carefully designed with best trekking itinerary, accommodation & logistics. Our Sherpa guides/ trekking staffs are well known and familiar with the route & climbing program. Climbing Mera Peak starts from Lukla flight from KTM and 5/6 day trekking follows the forest, river and mountain villages. The nearest town form the Mera Base Camp is Khare at height 5045m. It takes 45 minutes from base camp to Khare, there is a well-managed hotel, Wi-Fi and electricity.
Mera Peak is the best option for moderate mountaineering experiences. But it can be a little bit challenging because of high altitude. Additionally, the technical mountaineering skill is not required. We have some really extraordinary Sherpa guides who have been summited Mera peak more than 10/12 times. They are a regular climber in each year. Also, they have climbed most of the high altitude mountains of the Everest Region.
$1850 / Person
A Professional Guide and a Portal
Three Night Kathmandu Hotel Stay
KTM-Lukla-KTM flight and Cargo
|Three-time meal in each day|
Trekking map and medical kit
Full Board Service
Day 01: Welcome at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
Day 03: Flight from KTM to Lukla (2652 m)
Day 04: Trek from Lukla to Chutanga (3200 m)
Day 05: Trek from Chutanga to Chatara la (4500 m)
Day 06: Trek from Chatara La to Kothe (3800 m)
Day 07: Trek from Kothe to Thagnak (4300 m)
Day 08: Trek from Thangnak to Khare (BC) (5000 m)
Day 09: Acclimatization day in Khare
Day 10: Khare to Mera High Camp (5800 m)
Day 11: High camp to Mera peak summit (6400 m) back to Khare
Day 12: Trek back to Kothe
Day 13: Trek back to Thuli Kharka
Day 14: Trek back to Lukla
Day 15: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 17: Departure to your homeland
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
We complete our custom formalities at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Afterwards, HST Adventures representative will take you to the hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu and preparation
Sightseeing at Kathmandu and trip preparation and gear check. We visit HST Adventure office in the afternoon. Our climbing leaders will check our set of climbing equipment to make sure that they are in good condition for our coming journey. We also get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2730m/8,956ft.)
We catch an early morning flight to Lukla and begin our trek to Paiya
after landing at the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla. We walk on a jungle
trail, cross a bridge over the Handi Khola and reach Surke Village. From here
we continue moving south and cross the Chutok La pass before reaching the small
settlement of Paiyan, also known as Chutok.
Day 04: Trek from Paiya to Panggom (2846 m/9337 ft.)
We descend for a while and reach a small bridge. From here the trail is
slippery until we cross the Kari La pass. We walk through rhododendron and
bamboo forests on a narrow mountain trail. On today’s trip we also get to be in
wonder of the Dudhkoshi Valley. We continue our trek to Panggom Village whose
settlers are dependent on farming and trading.
Day 05: Trek from Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m/9,393ft)
We begin our trek after breakfast. After trekking out of Panggom, we cross the Panggom La pass. Then we ascend, walk on a steady path and turn north. We cross Peseng Kharka Khola first then after walking for some time, reach Peeng Kharka Danda. We cross Ningsow Khola (stream) before reaching the Ningsow Village.
Day 06: Trek from Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800 m/9186ft.)
From Ningsow, we climb first then descend for a while and climb some more to reach Ramailo Danda. From here we get extraordinary views of Mera Peak and Salpa. After ascending and descending on our trail, we enter the Makalu Barun National Park. Our trail from here to Chhatra Khola is called Pasang Lhamu trail. On the way, if we are lucky, we might even come across the elusive Red Panda.
Day 07: Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3691 m/12109 ft.)
We walk towards the north on the main trail to Mera Peak. After walking on a trail next to the the Majang Khola, we merge with another trail which moves alongside the Hinku Khola. Our trail moves straight ahead towards Tashing Ongma which has seasonal tea shops. We continue our trek and cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe.
Day 08: Kothe to Thaknak (4358 m/14297 ft.)
We trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. We take lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders' settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Beyond Gondishung, we pass a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we can find Mera Peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. A short walk takes us to Thaknak, which is a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops.
Day 09: Thaknak to Khare (5045 m/16486 ft.)
Leaving Thaknak, we follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers, and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, we can see the northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch we can hike in and around Khare.
Day 10: Acclimatization and pre–climb training in Khare
We have a separate day set aside solely for acclimatization and basic training just to prepare ourselves better for the Mera Peak climb. Our climbing leader will help us polish our basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the best ways to use our climbing gears like the ice axe, harness, ascender climbing boots and crampons. The training will also include learning the best climbing technique with the rope.
Day 11: Khare to Mera High Camp (5780 m/18958 ft.)
We walk through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail to reach the Mera Peak Base Camp. From here, we continue further through the Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp. Our path is along a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. Then we set up a high camp while enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse.
Day 12: Summit to Mera Peak [6461 m/21192 ft] descent to Khare by skiing
This is a really important day for the expedition. It’s going to be very cold in the beginning but soon we warm up as we continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. You will descent down to base camp by skiing.
Day 13: Reserve Day for Contingency
There is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our planned day for the summit. Therefore, this day is set aside as a contingency in case we are unable to summit the Mera on the desired day due to bad weather conditions or any other unanticipated reason. However, if the trip goes smoothly, this day will not be required.
Day 14: Khare to Kothe (3600 m/11808 ft.)
We trek from Khare to Kothe along the same trail used previously. After reaching Kothe, we celebrate our success by trying out local delicacies and wines.
Day 15: Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4300 m/14107 ft.)
We begin our trek to Thuli Kharka after breakfast. We climb up and descend, cross several tributaries of the Inkhu Khola before reaching a forked trail nearby Taktho. We choose the trail on our right and continue walking. Our trail passes by a Chorten after which we walk downhill on a steep trail. Next, we ascend to Thuli Kharka and pass by another Chorten on the way.
Day 16: Thuli Kharla to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass
We cross the Zatrwa-La pass at 4600 m. As soon as we cross the pass, we are welcomed by the sight of the beautiful Lukla Valley which is surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and other Himalayan peaks. From Zatrwa La pass we walk all the way down to Chutang and then straight forward to the Lukla village. In the evening we enjoy dinner in the Himalayas of Nepal with our crew.
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the climbers’ successful summit of the Mera Peak.
Day 18: Final departure to your homeland
Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end this day. A representative from HST Adventures will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
Permit: Government climbing permit of Mera Peak, local permits and national park cost
KTM Hotel Accommodation: 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Trekking Mode Hotel/Tea House: Teahouse accommodation during the trek
Camping: Necessaries tented equipment
Meal: All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
Dinner: Welcome and farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Domestic Flights: Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
Guide: Everest and Mera Peak multiple time summiter, highly qualified andgovernment certified guide.
Staffs: Professional and trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff Cost services: Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
HST Adventures Duffel Bag: Duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
Question: Which season and month are best for Mera Peak Climbing?
Answer: Autumn and Spring are the best seasons for Mera Peak Climbing. Especially September and October is popular.
Question: How you make this Trip Successful?
Answer: We have Himalayan extraordinary professional trekking guide who are friendly, helpful and experienced in this field. Good Teamwork always gives the positive result.
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