- Duration 15 days
- Vacation Style Peak Climbing
- Activity Level Severe
- Group Size Min-Max
Experience the ascent to the highest trekking peak in Nepal with Mera peak. It is standing tall at 6476 m and is one of the most sought after mountaineering peaks in Nepal.
The Mera peak expedition begins from Kathmandu followed by a short flight to Lukla. From there, we head upwards through beautiful hills and valleys to reach the cold mountain region. Lying arduously on the edge of the Khumbu region, Mera Peak climbing is also an excellent opportunity to experience trekking in the Himalayan region of Nepal.
It involves culturally stimulating venture through remote villages and lush forests - followed by summiting the majestic Mera peak. The climb of Mera comes at the end of week-long trekking and this expedition is not necessarily technically difficult, but the altitude which makes this trip an exciting and challenging.
The trail for this trip ranges from moderate to difficult, thus, one must be physically fit to go for this trip. With the increase in altitude, the risks of altitude sickness also rise. People with respiratory problems must consult their doctor before head out on this trek. With an adequate time of acclimatization and proper hydration altitude sickness will be less of a problem.
Experience the thrill of climbing the highest trekking peak of Nepal with Mera peak.
- Mera Peak has 3 distinct summits; North (6,476 m), Central (6,461 m), and South Mera Peak (6,064 m).
- Mera peak is considered one of the finest viewpoints in Nepal.
- Mera Peak stands to the south of Everest.
- J.O.M. Roberts and SenTenzing made the first successful ascent of Mera Peak on 20 May 1953.
- The major peaks observable from Mera peak include some of the highest mountains in the world; Mt. Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse and many more.
Why this trip
Mera peak is among one of those peaks that perfectly blends adventure with culture. This week-long peak climbing is one of the most famous peaks among the mountaineers. One of the reasons for its popularity is its accessibility to anyone with less or moderate experience in Mountaineering that means a novice mountaineer can attempt to climb it with the proper guidance of Sherpa’s and Guides. It is the highest trekking peak in Nepal that transports you through remote picturesque villages and lush forests followed by the gentle climb to the summit. This trip packed with adventure, nature, and culture is sure to give you an experience of a lifetime.
- Day 1 ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU (1350 M)
This is going to be the first day of Nepal adventure. At the arrival section of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will be waiting with a placard-carrying your name on it. The airport representative will explain the program upon arrival and escort you to the hotel on a private vehicle;
Overnight in Kathmandu;
- Day 2 KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast, Kathmandu tour begins. Kathmandu valley is an incredibly diverse city with a breathtaking Newari culture, centuries-old Hindu and Buddhists cultural sites alongside a plethora of ancient monuments. The capital of the country and home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kathmandu, bridges modern facilities with centuries-old traditions and cultures with its tourist-friendly accommodations and the ancestral etiquette “AtithiDevoBhava” meaning "Guest is equivalent to God". Throughout the day, most of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu will be observed.
Overnight stay at the hotel;
- Day 3 FLY TO LUKLA AND TREK TO CHUTANGA (3050 M )
Almost all treks to Everest begins from Lukla so, early in the morning, a drive to Tribhuvan International airport (in a private car) for a flight to Lukla will be arranged. It takes 30-35 minutes to reach Tenzing Hillary airport/ Lukla airport. After reaching Lukla, the porters and the team members joining us on the trek will be introduced. After reaching Lukla, we trek along the beaten track, up through thinning forest to the grazing area of Chutanga (3050m) where we spend our night.
- Day 4 TREK TO THULI KHARKA (4320 M)
After breakfast, our trek continues heading to ThuliKharka (4320 m). Following the trail leading uphill, we cross the Zatrwa La (4600 m) and descend to ThuliKharka (4320 m).
Overnight at ThuliKharka;
- Day 5 TREK TO KOTHE (3600 M)
Leaving ThuliKharka, we descend and cross three ridges, before dropping steeply down to reach a fine vantage point of the Hinku Valley. Trudging through the narrow trails, enjoying the views of Mera and the Hinku Valley, through bamboo and pine forests we reach TashingDingma for lunch. Our trek continues by the ridge of the river to Kothe.
Overnight at Kothe;
- Day 6 TREK TO THAGNANG (4320 M)
We head towards Thagnang trekking along the ridge of the HinkuKhola and reach Gondishung. From there, we pass a 200-year-old LungsumgbaGompa marking Mera Peak inscripted on rock en-route to Mera. A short walk takes us to Thagnang.
Overnight in Thagnang;
- Day 7 EXPLORE THANGNANG
We stop at Thagnang for acclimatization. Acclimatization is mandatory for our bodies to adjust to the thinning air of higher altitude. We spend the day exploring Thangna. In the morning, we will hike above to camps to observe the stunning views of Mera La. We descend back and rest for tomorrow’s strenuous trek.
Overnight in Thagnang;
- Day 8 TREK TO KHARE (5000 M)
After breakfast, we ascend to ablation valley beside the Dig Glacier to Khare (5000 m); this is also called base camp area for Mera Peak. We walk along the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Khare, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal.
Overnight in Khare;
- Day 9 RESTDAY IN KHARE
This is our second stop for acclimatization. On this particular day, the climbing leader will provide basic training to prepare ourselves for Mera peak climb which includes handling equipment like ice axe, harness, ascender climbing boots and crampons. The training also includes learning climbing technique with the rope.
Overnight in Khare;
- Day 10 TREK TO HIGH CAMP (5800 M)
Today we walk follow a steep trail through a boulder-strewn course to reach the Mera Peak Base Camp. We continue through the Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp. Tracing our path along a rocky trail, which can be difficult in case it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here, we make our way to the top of the rock band marked by a large cairn. Next we set up a high camp whilst enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse.
Overnight at Mera High Camp;
- Day 11 SUMMIT DAY
This is the most important day of the expedition. We wake up around 2 in the morning for breakfast and continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge flaunting glorious sunrise over pristine ranges. The route is non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the thinning air. The slope steepens at a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we use a fixed rope if required. From here, the summit is only a few meters away. The summit opens up to the spectacular panorama of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Cho-Oyu (8,210 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,463 m), Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Nuptse (7,855 m), Chamlang (7,319 m), Baruntse (7,129 m) and others. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare.
Overnight in Khare;
- Day 12 TREK TO THULI KHARKA (4300M)
After breakfast, we climb uphill again to reach ThuliKharka (4300m) below the Zatrwa La. We trek from Khare to Kothe along the same trail used previously. After reaching Kothe, we celebrate our success by trying out local delicacies and wines.
Overnight in Kothe;
- Day 13 TREK TO LUKLA (2800M)
This is the last day of trek. We trek back to Lukla crossing the Zatrwa-La pass at 4,600 and reach Lukla Valley which is surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, KusumKhangru and other Himalayan peaks. From Zatrwa La pass, we walk all the way down to Chutang and to the Lukla village.
Overnight in Lukla;
- Day 14 FLY TO KATHMANDU
After about 35 minutes of flight time, we land in Kathmandu and we’ll drive back to the hotel. Rest of the day is for relaxing or sightseeing around Kathmandu city. (The flights from Lukla to Kathmandu depend on the weather conditions so we suggest you to prepare accordingly.)
Overnight in Kathmandu;
- Day 15 DEPARTURE
Depending on the flight time, Swotah will arrange the transfer to the airport with our representative. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time.
- Entrance fees
- Airport Transfers
- Travel Map
- Farewell/Welcome Dinner
- Local sim card
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