Mera peak climbing is one of the most astounding trekking tops in Nepal, reached by exploring one of the least known regions at the edge of Khumbhu. The all encompassing perspective of a few of the world’s most astounding tops over 8000m is the highlight of this climb, but over 17 days you’ll experience bona fide Sherpa culture, green and lavish scenery and interesting trekking trails. You’ll cross Makalu Barun National Park with its high fields and alpine passes, while experiencing traditional Sherpa villages, chilly moraines and lofty icy masses as well as walking in the sparsely populated Hinku valley.
We start our adventurous Mera peak climbing from a scenic flight to Lukla, the busy portal of the Khumbhu, but instantly take the less investigated trail towards the Hinku valley. Through thick backwoods of rhododendron, oak, silver fir, birch and juniper, we’ll pass little settlements of stone houses until we reach the precarious face of Zwatra La Pass (4,610m). Forging on, we’ll enjoy delightful snow capped peaks and lakes and the Mera glacier as we take the trail towards the pinnacle. Passing through the settlements of Thangnak and Khare, we’ll at last achieve base camp and prepare for our ascent.
At the highest point of Mera peak, we take time to appreciate panoramic views of the peaks of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu, and take the obligatory summit shots before plunging down to High Camp, Base Camp and Khare. Through little settlements with refreshing teahouses and green rich scenery we come at last back to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.
To attempt Mera peak climbing you must be physically fit, as we will be walking steeply upwards for 6-7 hours a day in a high-altitude landscape. You must also be familiar with the use of ice axes and crampons. March to June and October to December are the best seasons to climb Mera Peak. Take this trip for a personal meeting with mountains off the beaten track and experience trekking while immersed in a one of a kind culture.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation (1300m/4264ft):
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and explore around Lukla (2730m/8954ft): 30 minutes flight
Day 04: Trek to Chutanga (3,430 m/11,250 ft): 3-4 hours
Day 05: Trek to Thuli Kharka (4320m/13200ft) via Zwatra la (4600 m/14720 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 06: Trek to Kothe (3600 m, /11808ft): 5-6 hours
Day 07: Kothe to Thaknak (4,350m/14,270ft): 3-4 hours
Day 08: Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hours
Day 09: Rest day in Khare/Acclimatization:
Day 10: Khare to High camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 7-8 hours
Day 11: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft): 8-9 hours
Day 12: Reserve Day for Contingency
Day 13: Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hours
Day 14: Kothe to Thuli Kharka: (4320m/13200ft): 5-6 hours
Day 15: Thuli Kharka to Lukla: (2730m/8954ft): 6-7 hours
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 17: Final Departure
-13 days in mountains which includes accommodations and 3 meals a day.
-3 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
-Half day city tour in Kathmandu.
-Flights for Kathmandu–Lukla–kathmandu.
-Airport pick up and drop off.
-Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, Climbing Permit and a Tourist Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
-All climbing equipment.
-Government-licensed, English speaking trekking guide and Climbing guide.
-All government and local taxes
-Nepal entry visa at Immigration at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) (approx. $40 USD cash) per person.
-Trekking gear rental like sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking poles, etc.
-Unforeseen costs due to health, flight cancellation, weather conditions etc
-Extra night hotel in Kathmandu in-case if early return from your trip in any reason.
-All kinds of drinks and snacks.
-Travel Insurance (most required)
-Tips for the guide and porter after the trip.
-Anything else not mentioned in the included costs above.