Mera Peak is the tallest peak of Nepal, is an upmost destination for climbing starters around the world. Mera peak has been providing grounds for mountaineers since its opening, is situated in the historic land of Mt. Everest. Mera peak lies in the Mahalangur section, and it is the north-most part of the Solukhumbu region of Nepal. Mera peak is pointed with three main tops, i.e. Mera North (6,476m), Mera Central (6, 476m), and Mera South (6,065m).
The first climbers of Mt. Everest, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hilary, started the trend of climbing the Mera paek before, and after the Everest climb. Since then its popularity is hyped and it is increasing year by year. Before the Everest climb, Mera Peak climb can be the ground to prepare yourself for climb.
To do Mera Peak climbing, every 12 months thousands of climbers touchdown Nepal. Mera Peak is ideal for beginners to lace their shoes from the climbing and technical viewpoint. Mountaineering beginners hold a larger share than the pro climbers. It is considered as the best mountain to start the climbing expedition.
During Mera Peak climbing, amateurs get to test how to use crampons, ice-axe, and other mountaineering gears for the first time. It does not mean the climbing is just about ascent and descent. Mera Peak expedition is a beautiful and long journey through the most beautiful part of the world.
From the top of Mera Peak, a visitor gets to enjoy the close up view of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Makalu(8, 643m), Mt. Lhotse (8,586m), and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m). All day long, you will be surrounded by the mountain peaks, and what could possibly be a better gift than this for a mountain lover!
The expedition of Mera Peak starts through the iconic Khumbu region. The Khumbu region is full of unique Sherpa settlements, swinging suspension bridges, monasteries, lush forests, gompas, prayer flags, and many more. It takes too many things to list down what this Mera peak expedition journey offers.
Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,345m).
Day 2: Trip preparation day at Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Chhutang (2,800m) – 4 hrs.
Day 4: Trek from Chhuthang to Tuli Kharka (4,100m) – 6 hrs.
Day 5: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe (4,182m) – 7 hrs.
Day 6: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4,326m) – 5 hrs.
Day 7: Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5,000m) – 3 hrs.
Day 8: Acclimatization day at Khare.
Day 9: Trek to Mera Base Camp (5,300m) – 6 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Mera High Camp (5,700m) – 2 hrs.
Day 11: Summit Mera Peak (6,461m) and descend to Khare. – 9 hrs.
Day 12: Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Day 13: Trek back from Khare to Kothe. – 5 hrs.
Day 14: Trek from Kothe to Tuli Kharka – 6 hrs.
Day 15: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrawala Pass. 7 hrs.
Day 16: Flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 17: Free day at leisure.
Day 18: International departure from Kathmandu.
The representative from our company will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport. He / She will escort and help you to reach at your booked hotel. After reaching hotel, either you rest at the hotel or visit our office for additional information about the trip. In the evening, we offered you a welcome dinner program. Overnight at hotel.
Today, we will prepare for our climbing journey. The guide will help you to check the necessary climbing equipment. He will brief you about the tour. If you want to buy some trekking gears then he will assist you to buy it from the genuine trekking shop at Thamel. In the evening, you will be offered a Nepalese dinner in our own style.
Early morning, we will take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to the Lukla, gateway to Khumbu and the entire Everest region. We start our trek from Lukla, heading towards east passing through the thick forest on the hillside before reaching the Kalo Himal ridge. From the main trail, there are several trails that head away, so sticking to the group is the best option before arriving at Chhutang. Overnight stay at Chhutung.
After breakfast, we will follow the trial that gradually ascends and steepens before crossing the Zatrawala Pass at, 600 meters. The pass offers the magnificent views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang Peak, and other surroundings peaks. We will walk more two hours along a level path before descending all the way to Tuli Kharka. Overnight at Tuli Kharka.
Today, we will head towards Kothe from Tuli Kharka. Our trail is a mixture of both uphill and downhill trekking. The route is filled with rhododendron forest, oak, pine, and juniper trees. During the entire journey today, you will have a magnificent views of Mera Peak and surrounding snow-capped peaks. Next, we take steep descent to the Hinku River and a final uphill climb takes us to Kothe. Kothe lies to the west side of the Hinku valley, offering the serene wilderness with lush vegetation. Overnight stay at Kothe.
Today, we walk along the ridge of the Hinku River towards Gondishung. In route, we will visit the Lungsumgba Gompa which was built approximately 200 years ago. Also, we will see a route scripted in rock, a fantastic example of rock carving architecture, and a Mera peak. Furthermore, we will walk on an easy trial that leads us to the summer grazing area of Thangnak. Thagnak is full of shops and tea houses. Overnight stay at Thangnak.
After breakfast, we head towards Khare from Thangnak passing through the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. From here, we will take a steep climb all the way to Khare. Khare offers a wonderful views of the Northern face of Mera Peak. Besides, it also offers a number of good hikes for exploration and acclimatization
To avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), acclimatization is essential in higher altitudes. Khare is situated at an altitude of 5,000 m, so we will spend a rest day at Khare for acclimatization and exploration. The Sherpa team will checks on our climbing gears before heading further to higher camps. The Sherpa will check the ropes, ice axes, crampons, harness, and other equipment that are required for peak climbing.
Today trek will be technically demanding trek heading towards Mera Peak Base Camp, leaving Khare behind. We will take a gradual ascend before we reach to the Mera Glacier. Before, we reach Mera Peak Base Camp, we will climb steeply towards the top of the glacier. After reaching base camp, our Sherpa team will quickly arrange the camp and make necessary preparations for the further trekking.
We will follow the trial that climbs over through Mera La Pass, from the base camp. We continue trekking along the rocky and often snow-covered trail towards Mera Peak High Camp. After we reach at high camp, our Sherpa will quickly set up the camps, also do necessary checks on our health conditions and climbing gears. We can enjoy amazing views of Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Baruntse and Chamlang from the high camp.
Today is a climbing day and we all have been desperately waiting for this day. We start early with the aim to reach the summit before noon with properly equipped and fully acclimatized. We have to avoid the strong winds which blows in midday because strong winds after midday can create obstacles in reaching the summit. Around 2 am in the morning, we start our trek, and after completing breakfast we climb up the glacier and onto a ridge. The top of the Mera Peak rewards us with the inspiring views of Everest (8,848m), Makalu (8,463m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Nuptse (7,855m), and Chamlang (7,319m). We will descend using the same route, after spending quality time at the Mera Peak summit. We will reach Khare for our overnight stay.
Sometimes, due to bad or unfavorable weather conditions, we may not reach the summit as we planned. Our main aim is to successfully lead you to the Mera Peak summit so, we will keep extra reserve day in case of bad weather or unwanted situations. However, if everything goes as planned then we can use this day to trek back on leisure.
We will retrace our steps from Khare and pass through Thangnak before heading further towards Kothe. We will leave the high altitudes and enter into the dense sub-tropical forest filled with rhododendron, oak, pine, and birch trees, with mostly downhill trekking. We trek until we reach at Kothe. Overnight stay at Kothe.
Leaving Kothe, we will head towards Tuli Kharka passing through dense rhododendron forest that goes over the western section of Hinku valley, and it is an uphill trekking. We will have a magnificent views of Mera north, Mera central, and south face of Mera peak, from the Tuli Kharka. Overnight stay at Tuli Kharka.
Today is the last day of our trekking, and we will head towards Lukla from Tuli Kharka passing through Zatrawala Pass. From the top of the pass, we descend, to finally arrive back to Lukla. In the evening, at Lukla, we celebrate the successful Mera Peak climb with our trekking members.
Early morning, we will take a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. After landing at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can rest at your hotel. Furthermore, you can also visit the sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Enjoy your leisure time at Kathamndu.
You would surely like to explore Kathmandu as much as possible. An early start is practical to visit the historical sites and to visit the temples of Kathmandu. You can explore Thamel, a tourist hub to buy some souvenirs as a memo. We will have a final meal together in the evening.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the International airport. We expect you have a great experience and fond memories of Mera Peak Climbing. We hope for your next visit to amazing country, Nepal. Thanks, for visiting Nepal.
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