|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||TIA Kathmandu|
|HIGHEST ALTITUDE||6476 m|
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 traveling 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.
Welcome to Nepal! We will meet at the airport after which you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening, enjoy your welcome dinner. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Today you go on a guided tour to behold the beauty of Kathmandu valley. You can visit the cultural heritage sites of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath in the day. Later, we will meet at our office where the experts will tell you all about the trip. Overnight at hotel.
Morning scenic flight of 40 minutes to Lukla, the most dangerous airport in the world, marks the start of this adventure. After arriving in Lukla, we walk towards Chutang. The trek goes through several villages and farmlands with the great view of hills and valleys. Then finally reaching Chutang, we will arrive at a summer meadow and a grazing part bounded with thick pine and rhododendron tree. Overnight in Chutang.
Our journey continues with a morning climb to cross Kalo Himal ridge, which splits the Khumbu area from Hinku valley in the western Makalu region. The trail to Zatrwa La (4610m) requires a steep ascent and then we reach the top of the pass decorated with many Buddhist prayer flags. From the top of the pass, we will get fabulous views of the Dudh Koshi River Valley and several snowy peaks of the Everest and Makalu regions. The trail then descends steeply through rocky fields and meadows to reach Thuli Kharka. Overnight in Thuli Kharka.
From Thuli Kharka, we ascend with brilliant views of Kusum Kanguru (6370m) to reach a picturesque settlement in the Hinku valley with spectacular south face view of Mera Peak (6476m). We move back into the deep rhododendron and pine forest, and with a slow walk through the tranquil forest, we arrive in Kothe. Overnight in Kothe.
The trail today goes to the north leaving the forest behind and taking to vast meadows. After a pleasurable walk through a wide gorge, we cross a small bridge to reach Gondishung. Gondishung has a fascinating 200 years old small Gompa (monastery shrine). We will continue to ascend through the pastureland to reach the summer village of Tangnag. In Tangnag, we will have an amazing view of Mera Peak (6476m), Kusum Kanguru (6367m), Thamserku (6608m), Kangtega (685m), and many other snow-capped peaks. Overnight in Tangnag.
Since you’ve gained a lot of height in a short period of time, an acclimatization day would be beneficial here in Tangnag before heading to the higher altitude to reach the top of Mera Peak (6476m). An optional short hike is recommended for better views of the surrounding peaks. Overnight in Tangnag.
Start the morning with a modest walk to Sabai Tsho with breathtaking views of the mountains surrounding the Hinku valley. Later, walk on the moraines leading to a high area lined with cairns overlooking the glacial lake. After climbing for a short while to reach High Camp, the path leads downhill to a large pasture at Dig Kharka, from where we walk for an hour across the boulder-strewn hillside to reach Khare for the overnight stay.
This day will be contributed for practicing the climbing techniques and the use of various gears. You will be given detailed information on using ropes, boots, and other climbing gears. Safety measures and precautions will be given. Overnight in Khare.
The journey today takes us to Mera Base Camp via Mera La (5415m). We follow the moraine path and walk alongside Mera Glacier to first ascend the top of Mera-La and then descend to Mera Base Camp. A mild downhill through the glacier brings us to the base camp. We have sufficient time for relaxation and short walks around, and can also prepare for the climb to Mera Peak summit. Overnight at Mera Base Camp.
We will climb further through Mera Glacier to reach Mera High Camp. Climbers can summit Mera Peak (6476m) directly from the base camp, but it is always safe and better to stop at one more camp before the climb. The high camp rewards exceptional vista of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), Baruntse (7152m), and so on. Overnight at High Camp.
A big day awaits you. Beginning very early for the summit, we make a sheer ascent through a trail where our Sherpas have fixed ropes on necessary sections. After a strenuous climb, we reach the summit of Mera Peak (6476m). A dream becomes reality as you stand on top of Mera Peak (6476m) overlooking the remarkable peaks of Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8414m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Cho- Oyu (8188m), and so on. Afterward, return back to Khare following the slippery trails. Overnight in Khare.
After the enthralling summit and an experience of a lifetime, you return to Kothe through Digkharka, High Camp, and Tangnag. A steep downhill climb on a moraine path brings us to Kothe where you can rest your aching body. Overnight in Kothe.
From Khothey, a gradual descend takes us back to the forested area with Himalayan pines and rhododendrons, then crossing several nice grazing lands with astonishing views of Mera Peak (6476m), we arrive in Thuli Kharka for the overnight stay.
From Thuli Kharka, we return to Lukla, the starting point of the trip. We’ll take time to enjoy the accomplishment as a group and as an individual. You’ll also have enough time to explore the place. Enjoy the environment and exchange stories with the local people since today is the last day of the trek. Overnight at guesthouse.
This morning you will board the Lukla flight again, the difference being this time you will be bound for Kathmandu. Enjoy the aerial view of the mountains, the hills, and the network of rivers and streams. Upon arrival in the capital, you will be driven to your hotel. Feel free to explore the city. Overnight at the hotel.
Farewell! We will drop you at the airport and we hope you had an amazing time with us. Hope to see you soon.