Mera Peak, located approximately 6476 meters above sea level on the northern part of Lukla, is an exciting and one of Nepal’s most technically challenging peaks. It is located nearby the Khumbu region, making it one of the most popular climbing peaks in the world. Located on the southern side of Everest, this trail is the highest trekking peak in Nepal, and it can get complex, so it will undoubtedly be an exciting and challenging journey. Both the western and south routes offer challenging climbing in a mountaineering environment.
During the 17 days of our trip, we will explore the off-beaten paths of the Hinku valley. We will stay mostly in guesthouses during our stay and have specific days set aside for proper rest and acclimatizing to higher elevations. There are some of the tallest 8000 peaks on this trail, such as Everest, Makalu, and Lhotse. Other impressive mountains include Ama Dablam and Cho Oyu. The best time to join this trek is in the spring and autumn.
Mera Peak Climbing is not a technically demanding journey, but good health is still required for this course. You will be trekking for longer, so climbers must be very strong and have the stamina to overcome the challenges. Hence, prior climbing experience is not a prerequisite; however, we would advise some physical preparation before the expedition. We will provide you with short pre-climbing training while on the expedition.
Let us prepare the best arrangements for your incoming journey as we bring you closer to the mountains of the Earth with this physically challenging and exciting adventure. Join the Pokhara Info Team for your climbing adventure to Mera Peak.
Mera peak climbing is a true treat for those keen on embarking on an amazing mountaineering/climbing journey!
Mera Peak Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our airport representative will welcome you and give you more information about the tour. There are no planned activities for today, so check into the hotel. Relax at the hotel for the night.
Day 02: Trekking and climbing preparation
We visit the World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley, including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pasupatinath Temple. We stay at a hotel and have breakfast each morning.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla
Early in the morning, we head to the airport for our flight to Lukla. The flight itself is breathtaking, flying above a green landscape and the White Mountains. Our guide will introduce our porters and brief you on our trek to the Chutok La Pass (2945).
Day 04: Paiya to Panggom
Leaving Chutenga, we ascend steeply to cross Zatrawala Pass (4610m) and proceed to Zatrabok (4704), where we enjoy the spectacular views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang peak, and others. From there, we descend to Khartitang (3900m).
Day 05: Panggom to Ningsow
As we travel to Kothe today, we descend through juniper and rhododendron forests on a steep trail. We stay at a Guesthouse with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Day 06: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola
After lunch, we drive towards Tangnang (4350m), passing through the Hinku valley (Sabal Tsho-Lake). The trail gradually ascends, offering a picture-perfect view of Kusum Kanguru. Overnight stay in a Guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 07: Chhatra Khola to Kothe
This day is set aside for acclimatization. We rest at Tangnang. We walk around the valley and find out about the culture. We enjoy the stunning views of peaks and glaciers. We stay at a Guesthouse for the night. Meals include breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Day 08: Kothe to Thaknak
As we climb along the glacier's lateral moraine, we are provided with an interesting view of Mera Peak. We stay overnight at a Guesthouse and have breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Day 09: Thaknak to Khare
Khare is our next rest day. We are preparing for the climb of Mera peak the following day. We spend the night at the Guesthouse, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Day 10: Khare- Acclimatization
As we continue on the icy glacier, we approach the pass. We spend the night in a tented camp, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 11: Khare to Mera High Camp
Our hike today will take us to the high camp. From here, we will be able to admire the stunning panoramas of giant mountains above 7000 meters, such as Chamlang (7290m), Makalu (8475m) and Baruntse (7220m) in the east, Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8501m) and Nuptse in the north, and Ama Dablam, Cho Oyo (8153m) in the south and Kantega to the west.
Day 12: Mera High Camp to Summit
Crew members wake up at around 1:30 to prepare for the day. Climbers need to get up at 2.30 for breakfast and put on their crampons and rope. We then begin the climb to the summit. The ascent to the summit of Mera takes about 4-6 hours. From the summit, one can see stunning views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Makalu (8,463m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Baruntse (7,129m), and Ama Dablam (6,812m). After returning to high camp and having some soup and tea, we proceed down to Khare for the night. We stay at a Guesthouse for the night with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Day 13: Reserve Day
This day is only used in case the weather is inclement on the planned summit day (12), so we won't be able to summit Mera Peak on day 12 or for any other reason. If the weather turns unfavorable, we should put off scaling the peak. You or your group members may experience difficulties acclimatizing, so we may use this spare day if necessary. If the trip goes smoothly, we will not need this day.
Day 14: Khare to Kothe
As we depart the mountains, we descend to Tangnang before continuing on towards Khothey. We spend the night at a guesthouse, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Day 15: Kothe to Thuli Kharka
The trail back to Zatrabok offers spectacular views of alpine vegetation, including a rhododendron forest. Dinner, breakfast, and overnight stay at the Guesthouse.
Day 16: Thuli Kharla to Lukla via Zatrwa La Pass
We depart from Chutenga today. We ascend to the Zatrawala Pass before descending to Chutenga. Overnight stay in a guesthouse, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu
As we descend the mountain, we will see forests of fir, rhododendrons, oaks, juniper, and local vegetation. We will also see Number Himal, Kongdi Ri, and Karyolang Peak. We will fly back to Kathmandu later this evening. The next day is free for you to explore or rest in Kathmandu, depending on your inclination.
- Arrival & Departure transport via private Car/Van/Bus.
- Three meals per day throughout the Trekk(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- Accommodation in lodges and tea houses during the trek.
- Nights’Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
- Trekking Guide and a porter (Shared by two clients) with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu or Pokhara valley with a car and tour guide
- First Aid kit.
- Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
- TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
- All needed government tax/vat.
- International Airfare.
- Your travel insurance.
- Sightseeing entrance fees
- Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
- Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
- Tips for Guide and Porters
The itinerary mentioned above is the general plan arranged by Pokhara Info. The above itinerary is only a guideline; it might change due to the availability of lodging and campsites, fluctuating weather conditions, unforeseen political, trail, and environmental, or any other factors beyond our control. After consulting with the group, your trek leader will decide the best way to reach a final decision if this occurs.
If the itinerary is unsuitable for you, please let us know, and we will customize it. We will be able to make changes to the itinerary if clients want to do so.
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