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.
|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|
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.