Mera Peak Climbing

Nepal 18 Days 17

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Overview

Arguably the highest among its 6000 metre competitors, Mera Peak is undoubtedly one of the most amazing and impressive trekking peaks in Nepal. Situated in the wildest area of the Hinku Valley, and nestled in the Khumbu region, Mera Peak is an adventurous climb with some real technical difficulties on the way – making it perfect for trekkers who dream of standing quite literally on the top of a mountain.

This 18-day Mera Peak Climbing trip offers amazing and mesmerising views of the highest mountains in the World, including Lhotse (8516m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Makalu (8481m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and of course the mighty Mount Everest (8848m) – and it all begins as you board the scenic flight to Lukla.

Once you begin, the trail will take you through heavily wooded forests filled with rhododendron, juniper, oak, and pine trees. En route to the peak, you will also pass through glaciers, iced paths, terraced fields, waterfalls, and untouched beautiful valleys.

Along with this multitude of natural delights on your way, you will pass through several villages, visiting many Sherpa settlements that welcome trekkers to learn about their local lifestyle and culture. You will also cross over the Zatra La Pass (4,610m), where you can enjoy an amazing view of the Dudh Koshi Valley and the beautiful landscapes that surround it, as you stand atop the Pass.

Getting there however isn’t easy so following the guidance of our climbing leaders, and gearing up with necessary equipment is a must. It is all worth it though, as trekkers who reach the top of the summit are rewarded with a stunning 360-degree view of a multitude of mountain ranges.

Due to the technical climbing required, this adventure is suitable for those who love technical mountaineering and have some climbing experience. It is also essential to have a good level of physical fitness to make sure you can keep up with our expert guides who will be assisting you the whole way.

So for more information about this package, or any of the others that we offer – including details of the itinerary, customisable options, difficulty level, and cost – please get in touch with a member of our friendly team.

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Your Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu 

On arrival you will land in Kathmandu airport, where our friendly team will greet you and take you to your hotel. Depending on what time you arrive, you are free to take a rest, or if you are itching to start exploring, you can spend the rest of the day soaking up the atmosphere of the Capital. You will then have dinner and an overnight stay in a highly recommended hotel in the city centre.

Dinner and overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu  

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and trek prep 

After a welcoming breakfast, today you will have the opportunity to see some of Kathmandu’s most famous UNESCO-listed World heritage sights, including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath. Once you return you will meet your guide and begin preparation for your trek.

Breakfast and overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu 

Day 3: 40-min mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek from Lukla to Chutanga

Today we wave goodbye to the city as we catch our early morning flight to Lukla. Famed for being one of the most thrilling and beautiful flights in the World, we will cruise over the Himalyan peaks before landing. We will then finally begin our trek by making our way to Chutanga. We will pass through several villages and farmlands, enjoying views of hills and valleys on our way. On arrival we will set up our tent for an overnight stay.

Overnight at a tented camp, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Day 04: Chutanga to Thuli Kharka (Chatra-La), via Zatrwa La Pass and Khartitang 

Today we will trek towards Thuli Kharka. We will begin by ascending over the Kalo Himal Ridge, which divides the Khumbu area from Hinku Valley and Makalu region. We will then continue our ascent along the steep trail that leads to the boulder slope that will take us across the Zatrwa La Pass. Upon finally reaching the top, we can enjoy stunning views of the Dudh Koshi Valley and its surrounding peaks, including Karyolung (8201m) and Lumding Himal. We will then descend to Khartitang, before reaching Thuli Kharka where we can rest for the night.

Overnight at a tented camp, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Day 05: Thuli Kharka to Kote 

Today we will continue on our journey with a 4-5 hour trek to Kote. We begin by walking through a dense mixed forest filled with rhododendron, oak, and pine trees.Today is a particularly beautiful hike as, after leaving the forest, we will descend to the Hinku river  – a descent which is accompanied by stunning views of Mera Peak in the background. We then have one final uphill climb before reaching Kote for the evening.

Overnight at a tented camp, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Day 06: Kote to Thangnak 

We have another 4-5 hour trek today that will start by following the Hinku River until we reach Gondishung. After a short break we will continue to the ancient Lungsumgba Gompa – built 200 years ago, it is a sight to behold and a wonderful spiritual stop on our journey. We also come across an amazing piece of rock carved with the map of Mera Peak, before finally arriving at Thangnak.

Overnight at a tented camp, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Day 07: Rest and acclimatization day at Thangnak. 

Today we will take a day off from trekking for a well deserved rest. This is also an opportunity to acclimatize to the new altitude, which is essential as we gain height. We will use our time to explore the nearby Thangnak village, and visit the beautiful Sabal Tsho Lake. We will also take a short and pleasant hike to the cairn on the flank of Kusum Kanguru.

Overnight at a tented camp, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Day 08: Thangnak to Khare 

We get back on the trail today and start by trekking over lateral moraine as we move towards the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. We continue on our 4-5 journey by ascending all the way up to Khare – a tough hike that is well rewarded with a spectacular view of the Northern face of Mera Peak (6476m). Here we can set up our tent for an overnight stay.

Overnight at a tented camp, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Day 09: Khare to Mera Base Camp 

Leaving behind Khare this morning, we trek towards Mera Base Camp. Our 4 – 5 hour trek today isn’t an easy one, as our trail gradually ascends over the Mera Glacier, following an icy route that requires careful and paced hiking. We continue our tricky ascent to the top of the glacier – marvelling at the new landscape around us – and finally reach Mera Base Camp. Here we will set up camp for a much needed rest.

Overnight at a tented camp, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Day 10: Mera Base Camp to High camp (via Mera La Pass) 

Leaving Mera Base Camp, we begin our day by climbing towards Mera La Pass at 5400m. This 4 – 5 trek is another technical climb as we have to navigate along a rocky and often snow-covered trail, before reaching the Mera Peak High Camp. Upon reaching the high camp, we will set up for our overnight stay and make the necessary health  and climbing equipment checkups needed before attempting the summit tomorrow. Once checked we can relax and enjoy the amazing views of the peaks that surround us.

Overnight at a tented camp, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Day 11: Summit Day; High Camp to Mera Summit and return to Khare. 

Today is the day! Following the guidance of our expert climbing leader, we begin our climb early in the morning to make sure we can reach the summit before noon. Climbing up the glacier and onto a ridge, with the help of our specialist gear, we make our way towards Mera Summit. Upon reaching the top, we are rewarded with extraordinary views of Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8481m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7861m), and Chamlang (7319m). After taking some time to soak it all in, we then head back to Khare along the same route, and bring our 6-7 hour journey to an end.

Overnight at a tented camp, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Day 12: Khare to Kote 

Another long day – 5 to 6 hours – as we continue on towards Kote. Our journey will take us past the village of Thangnak, where we will get an insight into the local culture before entering into a dense forest filled with rhododendron, oak, pine, and birch. Just a short trek after this before arriving at Kote for the evening.

Overnight at a tented camp, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Day 13: Kote to Thuli Kharka 

Today is a long trek – 6 to 7 hours – but it is a very beautiful one. We start our day by ascending straight through a dense rhododendron forest which will lead us to the western part of Hinku Valley, towards Thuli Kharka. Upon arriving at Thuli Kharka, we will have the chance to rest and enjoy amazing views of Mera North (6476m), Mera Central (6461m), and Mera South (6065m) before setting up camp for the night.

Overnight at a tented camp, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Day 14: Thuli Kharka – Lukla (via Zatrwa La pass) 

Today is our final day of trekking! Get ready for another 6 – 7 hour trek, as we leave behind Thuli Kharka, and trek towards Lukla. We will start the day by crossing back over Zartwa La pass, and descending towards Lukla. Todays trek allows you to enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountain peaks and beautiful landscapes throughout.

Overnight at a tented camp, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Day 15: Extra ‘contingency’ day

The weather in the high Himalaya region is very unpredictable – and conditions vary greatly depending on the time of year that you decide to join us. So we have an extra day today incase the weather conditions have delayed our journey or are not good enough to fly. During this time you can explore the famed region of Lukla and reflect on your achievements during your time here in the Himalayas.

Overnight at a tented camp, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Day 16: 40-Min Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu 

Today we wave goodbye to the mountains and board out 40 min scenic flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla – enjoying the spectacular views as we go. From here we will take you back to your hotel where you are free to take some rest or use the day to explore the city.

Breakfast and overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu 

Day 17: Rest day in Kathmandu 

Today there is no plan – but to have fun and explore! With endless shops to stock up with treats for home, and sights yet to be discovered, there are lots of things to do before leaving the Capital behind tomorrow.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and overnight stay at a 3-star hotel

Day 18: Final Departure

It’s time to fly home! Say goodbye to Nepal and your fellow trekkers! A member of our friendly team will take you to the airport.

Breakfast

What's included

  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car
  • At least two nights 3 star hotel in Kathmandu Bed and Breakfast plan
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in whole trekking
  • Local bus / Jeep up to your request
  • Trekking map
  • An experienced government license holder guide
  • Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking
  • Insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • All government taxes and tourist service charge

What's not included

  • Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking
  • Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
  • Drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc
  • Personal trekking equipments

Equipment Checklist

Before embarking on any trip you should always make sure you are completely prepared. So, to make sure you have everything you need to make your trek a real success, we have a full checklist for you – including everything you should pack before embarking

Clothes:

  • A Warm fleece hat
  • A sun hat or scarf that can be worn to protect you from the sun
  • Gloves: both lightweight and heavyweight
  • Thin and lightweight inner socks
  • Thick and warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots
  • Camp shoes
  • Gaiters to hike during winter season
  • Breathable sports underwear
  • A number of t-shirts
  • Long lightweight cotton trousers
  • Wool or fleece trousers
  • Waterproof shell trousers
  • A fleece jumper or jacket
  • A fleece ‘wind-stopper’ jacket
  • Breathable and waterproof shell jacket

*Remember to double up on the warmer items if you choose to join us in the colder months or contact a member of the team to check which items you will need in the different seasons.

Accessories

  • Good quality, light weight sleeping bags, rated ‘zero degree Fahrenheit’
  • Headlamps with powerful batteries and spare bulbs
  • Trekking bags
  • Basic first aid box/kit
  • Large plastic bags
  • Trekking Poles
  • Toiletries including Personal hygiene items (such as tissues or toilet roll, wet or baby wipes, anti-bacterial hand wash etc.)
  • Water bottles

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