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Mera Peak

Mera Peak 6476m is the highest permitted trekking peak to climb in Nepal. Mera peak climbing trip unleashes an opportunity to all the experienced trekkers and amateur climbers who dream & dare to achieve the sensation of standing on the summit of Himalayan peak.

Mera Peak is one in the most alluring trekking peaks in Nepal as it requires a culturally stimulating journey through remote picturesque villages and forests – with a gentle climb towards the summit.  It is best known because might be Nepal’s highest trekking high. The climb of Mera comes at the end of a week-long trekking and acclimatisation programme designed to give you convey . your knowledge possible chance associated with the enjoyable yet successful journey. The trip initiates in Kathmandu where we make preparations and enjoy the diversity of this ancient city before embarking on a flight into the town of Lukla in the Khumbu Valley, the entrance way to the Everest region.
You start your Mera Peak adventure with the exhilarating Kathmandu to Lukla flight with great views all during and the hair-raising landing at Lukla’s short runway. Having assembled your crew your route takes you south around the mountain to Paiya and Pangom avoiding the Zatrwa La crossing which at 4250m nearly always causes problems with altitude sickness.
This part in the route is quiet but heavily farmed. From Sibuje you branch north heading into pristine bamboo and rhododendron jungle before reaching your first tented camp.
The trek then moves on inside the Arun valley with plenty of time to acclimatise before reaching Khare where shortly spend a variety days acclimatising. The first day’s the push to the summit of Mera Peak takes you to the camp at Mera La and from there you move higher to the astonishing High camp clinging onto a rocky outcrop on the edge of the glacier.  Sunset at high camp is amazing with Himalaya’s 8000m giants glowing orange as the sunshine fades. Summit day is often a long hard slog up the glacier before a short sharp scramble up an ice-wall to the summit of Mera Peak. Take several time as the cold will allow to enjoy the view, probably the best view of the Everest range in Nepal.
After summiting you descend back to Khare before tracking back down the Arun valley and finally heading over the Zatrwa La pass now fully acclimatised and dropping around Lukla.Situated south of Everest dominating the watershed of the thickly wooded and remote Hinku valley, Mera Peak doesn’t demand past climbing experience, as this is a non- technical trekking peak climbing in Nepal. During Mera Peak Climbing Adventure, we stay on the full supported tented camps, away from the teahouse crowd where our cook and kitchen staffs prepare all fresh and hygienic food.

Even though the Mera Peak climbing expedition is technically straightforward, there are some crevasses to manoeuvre around, and the route can be long and demanding after a fresh snowfall.

Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4,264 ft

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Epic Adventures. After completing your customs formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Epic Adventures display board at the arrival gate.  You will be transferred to your hotel. Included meals:

 

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu.  Some of landmarks we visit include the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath).  In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members.  You can also do your last minute buying of personal items as you will be flying to the Himalayas tomorrow. Included meals:B

 

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 35 mins flight & trek to Chutanga 3-4 hrs trek Altitude: At Lukla 2,800m & Chutanga 3,450m

We drive to airport early in the morning to take our flight to Lukla. The scenic 35 minutes flight to Lukla shows the panorama of the peaks of Langtang, Rolwaling and Annapurna Himalayan Ranges.  Landing at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla is a thrilling adventure.  A good trail leads through pastures to the edge of a diminishing forest of rhododendron and pine which covers 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 will stop for overnight in a tented camp. Included meals:BLD

 

Day 04: Trek to Tuli Kharka via Zatrwa La Pass 5-6 hrs trek Altitude: 4,250m

Today we cross Zatrwa La Pass (4,600m/15,093ft). From Chutanga we continue the days walk for around 6-7 hours crossing the Kalo Himal Ridge that separates the Khumbu from the Hinku valley. Traversing across the ridge, that lead across this ridge is the Zatrwa La Pass to the right we finally descend steeply to Tuli Kharka where there are several basic lodges.  We make camp beside the lodges. Rest and relax at the camp after a long walk. Included meals:BLD

 

Day 05: Trek to Gothey 5-6 hrs trek Altitude: 3600m

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. Included meals:BLD

 

Day 06: Trek to Thagnag 5-6 hrs trek Altitude: 4,350m

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. Thagnag is a summer grazing area with the simplest of lodges and shops starting to develop and we overnight in Thagnag. Included meals:BLD

 

Day 07: Acclimatization day at Thagnag

An acclimatisation 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 there is a beautiful glacial lake, Sabal Tsho is dammed- definitely worth a visit. A cairn (5,270m/17,290ft) on the flanks of Kusum Kangguru can also be rewarding and beneficial for acclimatisation.  Our climbing Sherpa will provide you training course. Included meals:BLD

 

Day 08: Trek to Khare 3-4 hrs trek Altitude: 5,025m

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. Included meals:BLD

 

Day 09: Ice climbing practice

This morning after the breakfast, we prepare our gear for ice climbing (This depends on season).  Just above Khare we walk couple of hours to the point, from where there are good views of the Mera La and the route up the mountain.  There will also be a time to practice for a few hours your ice climbing and our leader will teach you about the climbing.  After few hours practicing at glacier, stroll back to camp and make the final preparation to summit Mera Peak. Included meals:BLD

 

Day 10: Trek to Mera Base Camp 3-4 hrs trek Altitude: 5,350m

A very short trek allowing as much as acclimatization time 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. Included meals:BLD

 

Day 11: Climb to Mera high camp 4 hrs trek Altitude: 5,750m

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.  The views of Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyu piercing the skyline is breathtaking.  This evening we overnight in Mera High Camp. Included meals:BLD

 

Day 12: Summit day and descend to Khare 3-4 hrs trek Altitude: 6476m

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, which is more technical in nature than the rest of the climb and the decision is to whether as 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), Lobuche (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 food at high camp on the way down.  A long but inspirational day! Included meals:BLD

 

Day 13:Trek to Gothey 4-5 hrs trek Altitude: 3600m

After a great success of the expedition to Mt. Mera we descend to Hinku valley and then to Gothey along the retracing the trail for our overnight stop at camp. Enjoy the evening with local wines or whatever you want to relax and overnight. Included meals:BLD

 

Day 14: Trek to Tuli Kharka 5-6 trek Altitude: 4250m

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. Included meals:BLD

 

Day 15: Trek to Lukla 5-6 hrs trek Altitude: 2865m

Today, we have a last day of the trek and we start to climb few hundred meters to the Zatrwa La top will be our last climb of the trip.  After the top we descend up to Lukla village where we concludes the trekking part and this evening enjoy your last dinner in the mountain and overnight at teahouse. Included meals:BLD

 

Day 16:  Fly to Kathmandu Altitude: 1400m

Our flights is in the morning for Kathmandu from Lukla. After breakfast at Lukla hotel, you will check in to the airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel. You will have free time to relax, freshen up and rest. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, in the evening, there will be dinner and Cultural show hosted by Epic Adventures . Included meals:BLD

 

Day 17: Farewell Friend We are saying good bye to the mountains as  your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organise the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Epic Adventures will take you to the airport. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. Included meals:B

 

Important Note :

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Include/Exclude

Trip Includes

• All accommodation in 3 star ( By Nepalese standard) hotels in cities- twin sharing rooms

• All Ground transportation

• Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide

• Full board meal 3 times a day during the trekking and 3 cups of tea / Coffee

• Govt. trained guide and necessary no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals

• One cultural show and dinner

• National park entry fees and TIMS permit card

• All Domestic Flight according to the itinerary in fixed wing aircraft

 

Trip Excludes

• International Flight, Airport tax and Nepal Visa fee $40 for 30 days

• Major meals in Cities

• Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu tour

• All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.

• Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek

• Tips to guide and porter

• Cost raised by flight cancelation, emergency rescue charges , landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control

• Personal Travel Insurance

Trip Fact
Activity : Peak Climbing
Trip Length : 17 Days
Highest Altitude : 6,476m