- Can see 5 of the 6 tallest mountains in the world from the summit (Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Makalu and Kanchenjunga)
- Explore the lifestyle of Sherpas
Mera Peak is one of the tallest peaks in Nepal. It can be reached from the spring and autumn seasons. The highlight of climbing this mountain is its magnificent views of the Himalayan Vista.
Himalayan Glacier organized its first climbing trip to Mera Peak in 1992. Our Mera Peak tinerary is carefully designed with steady ascent and a separate day set aside in Khare to allow plenty of time for acclimatization. The usual route to Mera Peak is directly via the Zatra La Pass, but we follow the route that heads south from Lukla and up the beautiful Hinku Valley and later return via Zatra La pass. Following this route has a few advantages. We not only pass through the beautiful Nepalese wilderness but also through quaint villages which will give us a glimpse into the rich culture of the locals. Additionally, since the route is longer, it’s better for acclimatization.
Mera Peak Climbing is a challenging but rewarding experience for people with moderate levels of experience. This climbing route can be done in groups or individuals with limited experience.
Day 01: KATHMANDU (1350M) - ARRIVAL DAY
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital and cultural hub of Nepal! We'll be waiting with a warm greeting and easy transfer to your hotel. Take a rest after the long flight and explore Thamel the hub of Kathmandu.
Day 02: KATHMANDU (1350M) - PREPARATION
Today our team will meet with you in the early afternoon to review the gear you have brought and to take you to the gear rental shop. We will make sure you have quality climbing boots that fit well before you head off to the mountain. Plan on an evening briefing on last-minute specifics about your trek and an early lights-out: you have a big day ahead.
Day 03: LUKLA (2800M) - REST DAY
We take morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla(2800m) and spend the rest of the day in Lukla for acclimatization. Lodge accommodation. Please Read: Lukla Flights are departing and returning to Ramechhap instead of Kathmandu due to ongoing upgrades at Kathmandu Airport. Its about a 4 hour drive to Ramechhap from Kathmandu so we will get started for the airport around 2 am. The return drive at the end of the trek is between 4 and 6 hours depending on traffic.
Day 04: CHUTANGA (3450M) - 4 HOUR TREK
A leisurely trek from Lukla to Chutanga through pine and rhododendron forests.
Day 05: CROSS ZATRWA LA (4600M) TO KHARTITANG AT (3900M) - 6 TO 8 HOURS TREK
This is a challenging day as you hike up nearly 1200m (4000 feet) to cross over the Zatrwa La Pass and then descend to Khartitang at 3900m.
Day 06: KOTHE (4095M) - 5 HOURS TREK
Trek from Tuli Kharka up the beautiful Hinku Valley to Kothe or Gotay (4095m) this takes about five hours.
Day 07: TANGNANG (4350M) - 4 HOURS
We continue up the Hinku Valley as the forest gives way and the vegetation becomes more sparse. We will enjoy fantastic view of south face of Mera Peak throughout the day.
Day 08: TANGNANG (4350M) - REST DAY
Rest and acclimatization day at Thangnak. We will take a day hike for acclimatization to Sabal Tsho Lake and hike to the cairn (5271m) on the flank of Kusum Kangguru (6367m).
Day 09: KHARE (5,045M) - 3 HOURS TREK
Trek from Tangnang to Khare where you will have excellent views of Kyashar, Mera and Kusum Kangru.
Day 10: MERA BASE CAMP (5300M) - 5 HOURS TREK
Trek and climb from Khare to Mera Base Camp. Your guide will give you some training on the basic use of crampons, rope and ice axe.
Day 11: HIGH CAMP (5780M) - 5 HOURS TREK
Trek and climb from Mera Base Camp to High camp. High camp lies on rock ledge perched just above the glacier with fantastic views of the surrounding summits.
Day 12: MERA SUMMIT (6476M) AND DESCEND TO KHARE (5045M) - 12 TO 15 HOURS TREK
Today is the big day. We start around 1am so as to reach the summit by sunrise and descend all the way to Khare by afternoon. The quick decent means a long day of trekking but fewer problems with acclimatization.
Day 13: KOTHE (3600M) - 5 HOURS TREK
We retrace our route down the Hinku Valley to Kothe.
Day 14: THULI KHARKA - 6 HOURS TREK
Continue hiking down the Hinku Valley to Thuli Kharka.
Day 15: LUKLA - 8 HOURS TREK
This is the last big day as we climb over Zatrwa La (4600m) once again on the way back to Lukla. This is last evening in the mountains.
Day 16: KATHMANDU (1350M)
In the morning, you'll hop a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (See Note), where your journey both began and ends. You'll transfer to your hotel upon landing for some much-needed solo rest and reflection after your trek conquering the Himalayas. We'll reunite in the evening for a farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants in town, where we'll be eager to hear your feedback on the trip. Please Read: Lukla Flights are departing and returning to Ramechhap instead of Kathmandu due to ongoing upgrades at Kathmandu Airport. Its about a 4 to 6 hour drive from Ramechhap back to Kathmandu depending on traffic.
Day 17: DEPART KATHMANDU (1350M)
DEPART KATHMANDU (1350M)
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