Mera Peak Climbing 18 Days
Mera Peak (6,461m/21,216ft) is situated at the end of the peaceful and distant Hinku valley and climbing it offers trekkers a chance to reach the summit of Mera Peak which is the highest climbing peak in Nepal. The Mera Peak Climbing - 18 Days is a short type of climbing familiarity and planned for those adventure seekers who have a busy schedule but are still setting out to conquer this imposing trekking peak since there are numerous routes to Mera, some of them are easy and some need to cross challenging and high passes.
You can enjoy mind-boggling views of the mighty Himalayas that include Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and numerous other opposed peaks in this journey to Mera peak. Following the hiring and trekking route, we advance off the beaten trail along Hinku Honku valley. We trek up to Mera Peak base camp, summit the peak and return with an unforgettable experience of witnessing wonderful decoration of the world's 8000 meter Mountain. Mera Peak doesn't need professional peak climbing experience as the snow slopes don't exceed more than 30 degrees. There will be fixed ropes and you are protected by fixed lines. Moreover, Mera Peak climbing is an ideal choice for anybody with moderate mountaineering experience to enjoy the stunning scenery and unique Hinku valley which will make your trip amazing since you will also get the chance to explore different parts of Kathmandu.
Mera Peak Climbing 18 Days Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu - Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla & trek to Chutanga - Altitude: Chutanga: 3,450m/11,320 ft. Lukla: 2,800m/9,186 ft. | Flight: 35 min | Trek: 3/4 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Day 03: Trek to Tuli Kharka via Zatrwa La - Altitude: Tuli Kharka: 4,250m/13,944ft. Zatrwa la: 4600 m/14720 ft. | Trek: 5/6 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Day 04: Trek to Gothey - Altitude: 3600m/11,812ft. | Trek: 5/6 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Day 05: Trek to Thagnag - Altitude: 4,350m/14,272ft. | Trek: 5/6 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Day 06: Acclimatization day at Thagnag - Altitude: 4,350m/14,272ft. | Meal: BLD
Day 07: Trek to Khare - Altitude: 5,025m/16,486ft. | Trek: 3/4 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Day 08: Ice climbing practice near Khare - Altitude: 5,025m/16,486ft. | Meal: BLD
Day 09: Trek to Mera base camp - Altitude: Mera La: 5,415m/17,766ft. Base Camp: 5,350m/17,552ft. | Trek: 3/4 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Day 10: Climb to Mera high camp - Altitude: 5,750m/18,865ft. | Meal: BLD
Day 11: Summit day and ascend to Khare - Altitude: 6476m/21,241ft. | Trek: 8/9 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Day 12: Contingency Day | Meal: BLD
Day 13: Trek to Gothey - Altitude: 3600m/11,812ft. | Trek: 4/5 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Day 14: Trek to Tuli Kharka - Altitude: Tuli Kharka: 4,250m/13,944ft. | Trek: 4/5 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Day 15: Trek to Lukla - Altitude: 2,800m/9,186 ft. | Trek: 3/4 hrs. | Meal: BLD
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu and evening farewell dinner - Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. | Flight: 30 minutes | Meal: B
Day 17: Spare Day| Meal: B
Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu - Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. | Meal: B
Mera Peak Climbing 18 Days Detail Itinerary Expand All
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft.)
On your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representatives will pick up you and escort you to the hotel as well as help you to check-in at the hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Lukla & trek to Chutanga (Altitude: Chutanga: 3,450m/11,320 ft. Lukla: 2,800m/9,186 ft. Flight: 35 min Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Wake up early morning and get ready after taking light breakfast for a short drive to Kathmandu Domestic Airport to fly Lukla. It will be the scenic half an hour flight over the snowcapped mountains to one of the most electrifying high altitude airports, Lukla at an altitude 2900 m. Your guides and porters will accompany you here for the trek. Hence, the trekking adventure kicks off. It will be an easy trek walking towards an east passing number of hamlets and wooden Yards taking you to a thick forest of silver fir, birch, pines, and rhododendron. You will make steady progress on a good trail, crossing ridges and streams up to “Kharka”, the summer pasture used for grazing yaks. The whole area is called as Chutanga where you are spending your first night.
Day 03: Trek to Tuli Kharka via Zatrwa La (Altitude: Tuli Kharka: 4,250m/13,944ft. Zatrwa la: 4600 m/14720 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Begins the adventure trekking with a steep climb to cross the Kalo Himal ridge in the Nau Lekh range which separates the Khumbu Valley with Hinku valley. With a steep climb up to a ridge, you will see the flattering colorful flags and the spot is called as Zatrwa la. Then, you will finally descend steeply to the Tuli Kharka. Spend overnight at Mountain Lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Gothey (Altitude: 3600m/11,812ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
After breakfast, starts walking in a descending trail for a while and then crossing few ridges, you will walk steeply down to the Hinku River. Then, slightly ascending uphill will takes you to Gothey of Hinku valley. Here, you can see several seasonal lodges/teahouses for check-in. Spend time exploring the local lifestyle. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Thagnag (Altitude: 4,350m/14,272ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Today, you will walk along the Ridge of Hinku River in the shadow of Mera Peak. In the west bank of Hinku Drangka, lies Gondishung, where you will take lunch and rest for a while. Gondishung is a summer herders’ settlements. From here, you will pass an ancient Gompa- Lungsumgba Gompa, consider to be 200 years old. The tradition before heading from here is offering a Juniper incense to the shrine to ensure a successful ascend of Mera peak. From here, just a short walk will take you to the Thagnag. It is pasture land for grazing Yak during summer. Spend Overnight at local lodge.
Day 06: Acclimatization day at Thagnag (Altitude: 4,350m/14,272ft. Meal: BLD)
For the further trek, you will require to be more technical. Hence, it will be the perfect time for proper acclimatization. Today, you will learn some climbing technique from the Guide and practice before heading to base camp. Take your time in practicing climbing with short hiking. You can go for a hike to the huge moraine in the north of Tragnag. Explore the beautiful glacial lake- Sabal Tsho. Additionally, a cairn (5,270m/17,290ft) on the flanks of Kusum Kangguru can also be rewarding and beneficial for acclimatization. After hiking, retrace back to Thagnag for an overnight stay.
Day 07: Trek to Khare (Altitude: 5,025m/16,486ft. Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Today, you will move to the base camp of Mera peak towards east following the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to the pasture called as Dig Kharka. From here, you can click the fabulous view of Charpate Himal. You will follow a rocky trail, and the lateral moraine up to the snout of Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers, then onwards, starts walking on the steeper trail until you reach to Khare for an overnight stay in a camp.
Day 08: Ice climbing practice near Khare (Altitude: 5,025m/16,486ft. Meal: BLD)
Today, you will engage in practicing ice climbing. After breakfast, get involved in preparing individual gear for ice climbing. Ice Climbing depends on the season and availability of ice; hence, in case of unavailable, you can hike around and rest at camp. Meantime, walking just a couple of hours from Khare, you will reach to a point from where you can enjoy the clear view of Mera la and the route up to the mountain. Here, you can practice ice climbing. Follow the instruction of guide and practice for a few hours in the glaciers. Then retrace back your to camp and make final preparation to summit Mera peak.
Day 09: Trek to Mera base camp (Altitude: Mera La : 5,415m/17,766ft. Base Camp: 5,350m/17,552ft. Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Today, you will make your way to Mera Base Camp. It will be a very short trek letting you acclimatize. You will climb to the crest of the moraine to the 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, you can see the enjoy the surrounding, then descend for a while towards the Hongu side and set up base camp in the moraine below the ice where you will camp for overnight stay.
Day 10: Climb to Mera high camp (Altitude: 5,750m/18,865ft. Trek: Meal: BLD)
You should be very much careful on your way to high camp. The trail can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses en-route. Making your way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn, you will set up a high camp. It will be the final camp before ascending the peak. Let yourself refreshed with the outstanding view of mountain piercing the skyline. Your stay will be at high camp.
Day 11: Summit day and descend to Khare (Altitude: 6476m/21,241ft. Trek: 8/9 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Here comes the most awaited day of the entire trip. Today, you are going to summit Mera Peak. And you should wake up early at around 2 o’clock and get ready with crampons and rope. From High Camp, a well acclimatize group will summit the peak in 3-4 hours. Just reaching at the peak, you can see the magnificent view of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,201m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Lubuche (6,145m), Chamlang (7,319m) and other mountains over 6 thousand meters. Taking some snap and enjoying the spectacular views of snowline, you will retrace your journey back to Khare after a while rest with some hot soup at high camp. Spend overnight at Khare.
Day 12: Contingency Day
Weather in the Himalayas is quite unpredictable. Hence, it is good to take on contingency day considering unfavorable weather or any other obstructions that might delay the group in climbing the peak. If the group summit the peak in the planned date and everything goes well, this day could be cut off from the itinerary.
Day 13: Trek to Gothey (Altitude: 3600m/11,812ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Today, you will descend through the Hinku valley to the Gothey on the same trail used earlier. Enjoying the surrounding you can celebrate the success with some local wines or the way you like to relax. Spend overnight at lodge in Gothey.
Day 14: Trek to Tuli Kharka (Altitude: Tuli Kharka: 4,250m/13,944ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Begins climbing up through the lush forest of Rhododendron, Bamboo, and Pine, on the west side of the Hinku valley to the Tuli kharka for your overnight stay.
Day 15: Trek to Lukla (Altitude: 2,800m/9,186 ft. Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Today, you will finally enter the Lukla and is the last day of your trip. You will walk upwards from the Tulikharka to Zatrwa la top. Then onwards, you will walk all the way down to Lukla via Chutanga. On your arrival at Lukla, you will be accommodated in the lodge. Take rest and make your evening wonderful spending your quality time with group and crew member celebrating your success. Spend overnight at lodge.
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Meal: B)
You will board a plane back to Kathmandu. Arriving at Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel and rest of the day will be your leisure time. You can go shopping, message, or rest at the Hotel.
Day 17: Spare Day| Meal: B
Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)
Now it’s a time to say goodbye. You will be received at the Hotel to transfer you to the airport for your departure. Additionally, if you wish to spend some more days, you can let us know, we shall organize the services accordingly.
- Ground Transportation: Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private vehicle.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu: 2 Nights' twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in a Bed and Breakfast basis.
- Accommodation during Trek: Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms. [Few nights in the attached bathroom in available places]
- Accommodation during Climb: Tented accommodation during the climb
- Meals: 3 Meals per day during the trek (BLD: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Each meal consist of one course of the meal)
- Guide: Nepal Government licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
- Porter: The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Permit: Everest National Park permits, Khumbu permit for trekking and Mera Peak Climbing Permit
- Domestic Airfare: Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports.
- Souvenir: Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps
- Equipment: Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek (upon request)
- Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
- Exclusive medical kit bag carried by trekking guide
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses
What's Not Included ?
- Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bbar bills showers etc.
- Internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc.
- Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
- Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
- Any other extended trips and accommodation.
- Tips of ga guides, porters and driver as a token of appreciation.
- Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in “cost includes” list.
- Nepal arrival visa
PASSPORT AND VISA:
All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at the Nepalese Embassy of the respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from Nepal’s border entry point in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival.
VISA FACILITY DURATION FEES
Multiple Entry 15 Days US$ 80 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 30 Days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 90 Days US$ 175 or equivalent convertible currency
You can also download the VISA form and fill it up. Please go through the link as below: http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
MONEY & CREDIT CARD INFO
Most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in a problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal, 3.5 % service charge is applicable as per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost. So, we suggest you bring some cash in USD just in case your card doesn’t work. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. If you want to exchange money, we provide you with the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel.
While traveling to Nepal, you are requested to have travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay, and cancellations.
Traveling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. You must ensure that the policy you do take provides an adequate level of protection, well familiar with your itinerary and covers you for the activities involved. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday or send us a scanned copy and it must be issued from your homeland.
Please, kindly note, this given reference of the insurance company above is only a recommendation, which based on the recommendation of our previous travelers. You could review their update insurance policy by contacting them directly.
VACCINATION FOR NEPAL
Travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or the health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities). For traveling to Nepal, we recommend you to take vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, etc. However, it is not mandatory but recommended.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
Altitude sickness, also known as AMS (acute mountain sickness), is caused by a lack of oxygen at high altitudes (normally above 3,000m). It occurs as the result of our bodies’ inability to adapt to a sudden increase in altitude. If given time, our bodies will adjust and a gradual ascent will decrease the possibility of altitude sickness.
PREVENTION OF AMS: Go slowly, drink a lot of water, and pay attention to the sensations of your body. If symptoms occur you have climbed too far for the day. Rest at the same altitude will give you time to acclimatize and usually relieve mild symptoms.
MILD SYMPTOMS: Headache, nausea, loss of appetite, and mild shortness of breath with minimal exertion, difficulty sleeping, dizziness or lightheadedness, mild weakness, fatigue, a general unwell feeling.
SERIOUS SYMPTOMS: The inability to recover from shortness of breath with rest, severe persistent headache, low urine output, vomiting, confusion, delirium, loss of coordination. These require immediate descent as acclimatization will not take place at the same altitude.
The key is to trek slowly, carry a light pack and just take it easy. Allow your body the time it needs to acclimatize.
Upon your arrival at TIA International Airport, our company's representatives are stationed to pick you up. They will be holding your name sign along with the company's name in it. Our office representative will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Mera Peak Climbing 18 Days Departure dates and price
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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Tough climb but awesome!!
This is my fifth trip to Nepal, and my first solo trip. I enjoy hiking in this country.
Without the assistance and care of my trekking guide and climbing guide, I would not have been able to reach Mera Peak this time. Despite the windy conditions, climbing guide brought me to the peak and took care of me. #SALUTE