Peak Climbing in Nepal

Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak is a mountain in the Mahalangur section, Barun sub-section of the Himalaya and administratively in Nepal's Sagarmatha Zone, Solukhumbu District. At 6,476 metres (21,247 ft) it is classified as a trekking peak. It contains three main summits: Mera North, 6,476 metres (21,247 ft); Mera Central, 6,461 metres (21,198 ft); and Mera South, 6,065 metres (19,898 ft), as well as a smaller "trekking summit", visible as a distinct summit from the south but not marked on most maps of the region.

The route heads south from Lukla and up the beautiful Hinku Valley and 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. This trail route is longer, it’s better for acclimatization at different point of the trail.

This magnificent adventure begins with a wide scenic short flight to and from Lukla town, the gateway to Everest and to other wonderful area of Khumbu, walk leads through high passes, and different beautiful landscapes. After an adventurous climb to Mera Peak, We head our trail towards the target point of this journey and descend back to Lukla. We fly back to Kathmandu and end our journey.


Trip Fact: 18 Days

  • Group Size: 1-12 People
  • Max-Altitude:6,461m/21,1907ft
  • Destination: Lukla, Mera Peak, 
  • Fitness level: Challenging
  • Arrival on: Kathmandu
  • Departure From: Kathmandu
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and full-board meal during the trek
  • Best time:September, October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Accommodation: Twin sharing in 2 star to 5 star hotel in city and tea house, lodge, camp and home-stay during trek

 


Trip Highlights

  • Climb Mera Peak which infrequent climbed
  • Breathtaking view of Khumbu Region
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar
  • real experience of local myth
  • Hike through the classic expedition route to Mount Everest
  • Passing through Forest and Typical Buddhist Villages
  • Great Acclimatization with full comfort
  • Splendid view of Mt. Everest and other eight thousand meter above peaks.
  • City guided tour of heritages sites in Kathmandu city

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport - (1360m.)

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing

Day 3: Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730m/8,956ft):  5-6 hrs

Day 4: Paiya to Panggom (2,846m/9,337ft): 5-6 hrs

Day 5: Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m/9,393ft): 4-5 hrs

Day 6: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft): 7-8 hrs

Day 7: Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft): 6-7 hrs

Day 8: Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft): 3-4 hrs

Day 9: Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hrs

Day 10: Khare: Acclimatization and rest:

Day 11: Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 6-7 hrs

Day 12: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare 8-9 hrs

Day 13: Reserve Day for unforeseen event

Day 14: Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hrs

Day 15: Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4,300 m/14,107ft): 5-6 hrs

Day 16: Thuli Kharla to Lukla via Zatrwa La- pass: 6-7 hrs

Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu: Flight

Day 18: Final departure

 


Detail Itinerary

 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport - (1360m)
After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing
The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, being the historical and cultural heart of the country, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and other types of adventure seekers. The city is a marvelous amalgamation of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western cultures influences. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities. These two cities, like Kathmandu, have a rich historical, cultural and religious legacy which is reflected in the many temples, monuments and artifacts that they contain. You will be taken on a half-day guided tour of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur cities. In Kathmandu, you will be visiting Pashupatinath, the most famous and revered Hindu shrine in the country; Bouddhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Swyambhunath, which contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and stands as testimony to the religious harmony that exists in the country; and the 15th-century 55-window palace in Bhaktapur. An orientation session for the trek, which commences the following day, will be organized in the evening.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730m/8,956ft): flight; 5-6 hrs
A thrilling scenic flight to Lukla and a landing on a steep mountain runway brings us to the start of our trek at the village of Paiya (2,730m). we continue moving south and cross the Chutok La pass before reaching the small settlement of Paiyan, also known as Chutok we call for the night in Paiya.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 4: Paiya to Panggom (2,846m/9,337ft): 5-6 hrs
We descend from the settlement of Paiya crossing small bridge towards Panggom village. People of Panggom depend on farming and trading. The trail until Kari La pass can be slippery and messy. We pace through rhododendron and bamboo forests on a narrow mountain trail. We continue our trek to Panggom Village after we stay for today.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5: Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m/9,393ft): 4-5 hrs
After breakfast we head pur trail to Nimgsow via the Panggom La pass. Then we ascend on a steady path and cross Ningsow Khola to reach the Ningsow Village
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft): 7-8 hrs
Our trail from Ningsow starts by ascending towards reach Chhatra Khola via Ramailo Danda with astonishing views of Mera Peak and Salpa. Trekking up and down for some time, we enter the Makalu Barun National Park. Our trail from here to Chhatra Khola is called Pasang Lhamu trail and stay overnight.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 7: Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft): 6-7 hrs
We walk from Chhatra Khola towards the north on the main trail to Mera Peak; we merge with another trail which moves towards the peak. Our trail moves straight ahead towards cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 8: Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft): 3-4 hrs
After breakfast our trek from Kothe along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak reach at Gondishung, the summer herders' settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka for some rest and later we pass a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we can find Mera Peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera Peak. A short walk takes us to Thaknak, which is a summer grazing area with lodges and shops.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 9: Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hrs
After the night we start our trek from Thaknak to Khare with mesmerizing view of northern face of Mera Peak. We follow the sideways of the glacier debris of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail mounts to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers, and then climbs further steeply which will be an amazing experience and hike in to reach Khare.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Khare: Acclimatization and rest:
Today we acclimatize and be prepare for the peak climbing. It will be kind of a rest as well as training day to know the basis of climbing peak. Our guides will provide guidance on techniques and proper ways of using gears and accessories. We believe with proper guidance it will boost confidence and skills to increase the chances to triumph over the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience. We can spend the rest of the day hiking to high camp and back or resting for the next day’s climb.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11: Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 6-7 hrs
With Full energy after rest we head for the first leg of the summit to High camp. Trekking on a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail, we continue through base camp crossing the Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp. Then we set up a high camp while enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare 8-9 hrs
Starting very early before the break of dawn for the summit bid, our route leads with a steep climb; where our guides have fixed ropes earlier on necessary sections, after a hard strenuous climb without any technical difficulty reaching to the top summit of Mera peak, a dream becomes a reality with an overwhelming success, from the top of the summit overlooking striking panorama that surrounds you with world’s highest mountains lies before you with Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho- Oyu all the way in the eastern horizon Mt. Kanchenjunga including series of other snow capped peaks. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13: Reserve Day for Unforeseen event
We have reserved an extra day which will be as contingency day, in case of unfavorable weather conditions some times in this high Himalayan range, the weather can be unpredictable, so an extra day on this type of adventure is very necessary, if all goes well can be used on the way back to Lukla with short day walk enjoying the great scenery along the way.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 14: Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hrs
We trek from Khare to Kothe.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 15: Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4,300 m/14,107ft): 5-6 hrs
After breakfast we begin our trek to Thuli Kharka. Our trail continous along Inkhu Khola before reaching a forked trail nearby Taktho passing by Chorten and reach to Thuli Kharka
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 16: Thuli Kharla to Lukla via Zatrwa La- pass: 6-7 hrs
A long day walk today and as well the last day of trekking, starting the day earlier to reach at Lukla, retracing the journey with a climb over Naulekh or Kalo Himal ridges then Zatrwa Og and Zatrwa-La after the hard climb on the downhill trail with lush green vegetation and grand mountain scenery around, a long downhill brings you back at Lukla for the last overnight stop in Khumbu and Everest region
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 17: Lukla to Kathmandu: 40 min flight
It’s a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu for about forty five minutes. Most flights from Lukla to Kathmandu are schedule early morning to avoid the strong winds. We touch down at Kathmandu and transferred to our hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast Dinner

Day 18: Final departure


Cost Includes

  • Welcome in Airport by garland
  • Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu in 2 star to 5 star hotel with breakfast
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide & Entrance fee
  • Two-way ticket in domestic fixed wings Air craft, Kathmandu by local bus or private jeep
  • Accommodation in tea house during trek, lodge and Home-stay
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
  • 4 seasonal sleeping bags
  • trekking map for group
  • All necessary paper work & Permits
  • All cost for a staff (A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide and one Porter between each two clients while on trek )
  • Salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
  • National Park Fee
  • TIMS
  • First aids kit
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Does not Include:

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Personal spending money.
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Client's insurance, Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc.
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual

Equipments checklists - climbing trips
In addition to the above list of suggested trekking equipment, you should take along with various items of mountaineering tools. For any trip which has crossed by steep, snow-covered ground, or which has included section of glacier travel, it might be necessary for the group roping up as a safety precaution. To facilitate this process of roping up, you will need to maintain a minimum requirement, a climbing harness, a climbing sling and two locking carabineers. Plastic mountaineering boots, a mountaineering ice axe and a pair of crampons with front points are the other items of equipment, which are required for our trekking peak trips. (Please note: Our recommendation that you take no more than 33 pounds of trekking equipment DOES NOT include your plastic boots, ice axe, crampons or harness/carabineers. During the trek, climbing hardware will be carried separately from your personal trek bag in-group bags until needed).

An explanation of the equipment that you will need

Daypacks for climbing trips
3000-4000 cubic inches. For climbing trips, you will be required to carry more warm clothing during the climbs and also your personal climbing gear. For this reason, you will need a slightly bigger daypack than for a trekking-only trip. If you have any questions about gear, please do not hesitate to call our office for advice.

Equipment Rental
In order to minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use again, we offer a wide range of equipment available for rent for the duration of your trip. All rental equipment can be picked up from your trip leader upon arrival for your trip.

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