Mera Peak climbing (6,461m) is an exciting, scenically stunning mountain becoming popular among trekkers and climbers as it is the highest trekking peak in Nepal in Khumbu (Everest) Valley. Situated on the edge of famous Khumbu Region and dominated by Mt. Everest, Mera peak trekking is an opportunity to all the adventure seekers who are physically fit. Lifting the eyes from Mera and keep on lifting them until, above the clouds, the mighty frieze of the world's 8000 meter Mountains- Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and many other peaks is an unforgettable experience. The walk begins from unspoilt route of Hinku valley avoids mass Khumbu tourism.
Mera Peak Climbing has an apparently of three different summits;. Mera peak north (6476 m/21240ft), Mera Peak central (6461m/ 21190ft), Mera Peak south (6064m/19890ft) In general, we have been operating our Climbing and Expedition to Mera Peak central although, Mera Peak North (6476m/21240ft) is the highest. Due to huge crevases and glacial changes happening to the Mera Peak north, we have to prepare as challenging expedition Our highly experienced, well equipped, insured mountain madness crew will always make it happen comfortably in amusing way. We can see fascinated view of Everest, cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, Makalu, Chamlang, and Kanchanjunga . This mountain paradise feel you it’s a adventure to once in a life time undoubtedly.
Namaste & welcome Nepal. While you landed at the Tribhuvan intl. airport Mount Trails representative welcomes you with your name and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, bring you at head office and briefing about the program and evening we’ll pick up you for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural program in the heart of Kathmandu and overnight at Hotel.(Welcome dinner & deluxe hotel accommodation included)
You will be taken to 3 Km drive to the place called Balaju, a natural rock climbing spot for your climbing course before departure to Lukla, a day course will provide excellent opportunities to learn how to use rope, harness, Ice axe, crampons although keeps you physical fitness. Alternatively you can take a world heritage sightseeing for 3 places as desired inside Kathmandu valley. After return we’ll brief about trip and group meeting at office and back to hotel for overnight in Kathmandu.(Breakfast & Deluxe hotel accommodation included)
This morning you’ll be transferred to domestic airport and fly to Lukla. It takes 40 minutes scenic flight up to small airstrip to Tenjin-Hillary airport to Lukla and experience your first breakfasts in the mountains whilst the Mount Trails team organizes porters, while the guide sort and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. We start our trek further an easy day through the woodland above Lukla. A good trail leads through pasture to the edge of a diminishing forest of rhododendron and pine which clothes the steep hillsides above Lukla. We make steady progress on a good trail, crossing ridges and streams up to ‘kharka’ used for grazing yaks where we’ll stop for 2 overnight at camp at Chutanga.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)
This morning after a Himalayan breakfast at the camp we’ll have full day leisure at camp or spend a day walking up to a small grassy peak below the Zatra Teng Pass reaching an altitude of (4,000m/13,120ft). There are excellent views out over the valley of the Dudh (milk) Kosi (river), and also views of our route towards the Zatrwa La. We stroll back to our camp at Chutanga for the overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)
After a rest/acclimatization day at Chutanga we continue a long day walk around 6-7 hours crossing the Kalo Himal Ridge that separates the Khumbu from the Hinku valley that lead across this ridge is the Zatrwa La, traversing to the right and finally descending steeply to Tuli Kharka (big pasture) where there are several basic lodges. We make camp beside the lodges. Remainder time rest and relax at the camp after a long walk.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)
Today, after a breakfast we continue our journey descending to Hinku valley of Gothey. This is a good place to camp and there are several teahouses around and you can visit and go and watch the local lifestyle in the remaining time and we’ll camp near by the tea shops and overnight.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)
The following day is another short day as you trek in the shadow of Mera Himal along the ridge of the Hinku Khola. The west bank of the Hinku Drangka northwards, we will take lunch at Gondishung, a summer herders’ settlement. Beyond Gondishung we pass a 200 year-old Gompa built beneath a massive boulder, to burn some juniper at the shrine, an offering that just might ensure a successful ascent of Mera Peak. Thagnag is a summer grazing area with the simplest of lodges and shops starting to develop and we overnight in Thagnag. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)
Another an acclimatization day is essential here. It is in a superb setting surrounded by stunning peaks. There is a huge moraine in the north of Tangnag where a beautiful glacial lake, Sabal Tsho is dammed which is definitely worth a visit. A cairn (5,270m/17,290ft) on the flanks of Kusum Kangguru can also be rewarding and beneficial for acclimatization. Our climbing Sherpa provide you training course.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)
Today we are heading up from Tagnag towards the Mera Base camp at Khare. We follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines and to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to your camping spot at Khare after 3-4 hrs walk.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)
This morning after a breakfast, we prepare our gear for ice climbing (This may depends on season and availabilities of Ice if ice not available then we just hike around or rest) - just above the Khare and need to walk couple of hrs from where there are good views of the Mera La and the route up the mountain. This will also be a time for practicing few hrs Ice climbing and our leader will teach you and instruct about the climbing. After few hrs practicing at glacier, stroll back to camp and final preparation of our equipment and packing of our mountain bags and overnight.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)
A very short trek allowing for as much acclimatization time and a day walk as you make your way to Mera Base Camp. We first climb to the crest of the moraine above Khare and then up a steep slope of scree or snow to reach a boulder strewn bowl below the lower tongue of the Mera Glacier. Reaching the pass Mera La (5,415m/17,766ft) allows us to see spectacular views; we then descend 100m (328ft) towards the Hongu side and set up base camp in the moraine below the ice and we overnight in Mera Base Camp.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)
Making your way to Mera High Camp can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. You make your way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. You set up a high camp and from here the views are outstanding, with Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu and more piercing the skyline. This evening we overnight in Mera High Camp.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)
This is a big day, we wake up at 2.30 am around and after a breakfast, the group will put on crampons and rope up before setting out for the summit. From the high camp a well acclimatized party will take 3 - 4 hours to the central summit of Mera peak. If time and conditions permit we may opt to make the traverse to the slightly higher north summit. This excursion adds 2 -3 hours to the day is of a more technical nature than the rest of the climb and the decision as to whether we attempt this will be taken by the trip leader. From the summit can be seen the magnificent views of Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,029ft), Cho-Oyu (8,201m/26,906ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft), Makalu(8,463m/27,766ft), Kangchenjunga (8,586m/28,169ft), Nuptse (7,855m/25,770ft), Lubuche (6,145m/20,160ft), Chamlang (7,319m/24,013ft) are spectacular from the summit. You then retrace your steps to Khare after the climb with a rest and some hot soup at high camp on the way down. A long but inspirational day!(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)
This day we most kept for the reserve day for the unforeseen condition as weather problem or weakness then you can take this day as your reserve day and if earlier back then you can take the rest somewhere else around. If already climb this day you can use for another Ice climbing day or spent one more night at village of Lukla.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & teahouse/tent accommodation included)
After a great succeed of the expedition to Mt. Mera we descending to Hinku valley to Gothey for our overnight stop at camp. Enjoy the evening with local wines or whatever you want to relax at the camp and overnight.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)
Today, we again climb up through the lush forest on the west side of the Hinku Valley to Tuli Kharka below the Zatwra La where we’ll stay overnight at camp.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)
Today, we have a last day for the trek and we start to climb few hundreds meters to the Zatrwa La top will be our last climb of the trip. After the top we descending up to Lukla village where we concludes the trekking part and this evening enjoy with crews at the last dinner at the mountain and overnight at teahouse.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)
The flight time to Kathmandu, are schedule for morning normally, because of the wind in the afternoon, sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our command. Anyway we will fly back to Kathmandu and your guide will transfer to hotel. You may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel. Included: (Breakfast & deluxe hotel accommodation)
Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! We transfer you to airport for your flight back home sweet home or onwards destination.(Breakfast included)
What Makes This Trip Different?
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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefer not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before run off stuck. Its a week or more days hard work to porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During the trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants en-route.
we will have a Tea House ( Mountain Lodge ) while one trekking. Private rooms are available in most of Tea Houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories or room with shared bathroom which is fairly basic. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided at Tea House accommodaiton. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder) fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually has solar lighting system or also have electricity for charging mobile phones and cameras , there may be a small charge for this.
we can get mineral water and boiled water during the trek upon additional cost. We discourage the purchase of Mineral water and bottled water while on the Trek as plastic bottles aredifficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem so we would suggest you to have chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek in himalayas.
Mount Trails offers you complementary route maps.
What to take
This is a very active trip so pack as lightly as possible. Unnecessary luggage or things, you can leave in Kathmandu Hotel and its absolutely free of cost. We provide one porter between two trekkers to carry your gear luggage. Porter put your bags in a duffel bag that we will provide which will be very safe. The maximum weight, porters are allowed to carry is about 20 KG per trekker.
Important to note