Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak climbing lets you climb the highest trekking peak in Nepal, the Mera Peak. Being the highest peak, this climbing lets you have the most majestic panoramic view of five of the world’s top mountains which are 8000 meters high. They are Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, and Cho Oyu.
Your ultimate trip to Himalayan trekking and climbing in Mera Peak begins with a short and exciting flight to Phaplu. You then trek through the terraced landscapes of the Himalayas passing small villages and settlements inhabited by the hardy Sherpas. This route then takes us across two high passes to reach the largely uninhabited valley, Hinku Valley.
After crossing the valley, you then head north into the upper part of the Hinku and Khare where we make camp at the base for the Peak Climbing. This is actually a physically demanding task considering the altitude. But still, Mera Peak Climbing is not difficult technically as you ascend the snow slopes that rarely exceed 30 degrees. However, you come across a short steeper section where passage is safeguarded by fixed lines.
During the trek to the base camp of Mera Peak, we stay in simple ‘tea houses’ built by the Sherpas. And above Khare, we spend two nights in tents before peak climbing which is supported by the crew of Sherpas, the high altitude heroes.
On our way back, we take a different route to get back, crossing the Zatwra La pass to the airstrip of Lukla. We then take the flight back to Kathmandu from there. Mera Peak climbing is the perfect choice for fit and keen hillwalkers looking to take part in a real Himalayan climbing expedition. This trip actually makes you fall in love with the beauty of this region. And the best option to witness the beauty of this place and get a good trekking experience in this region would be a 12 days long Mount Everest Base Camp Trek.
Best Time to do Mera Peak Climbing
Like other trekking destinations of Nepal, the best time for this Peak Climbing also is:
Spring – March, April and mid of May
Autumn – September, October, and November.
This itinerary is a tailor-made program for Mera Peak Climbing. Days in the trek are always flexible. It can be increased and decreased depending on your holiday length schedule and choice. If you are thinking about some change, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu / Dinner with cultural program.
- Day 02:
- Trip preparation.
- Day 03:
Fly to Lukla and commence our Mera peak trek to Puiya away from the popular Everest trekking route.
- Day 04-06:
Cross the Pangum La Pass with first views of Mera on this Mera peak expedition.
- Day 07-09:
Climb to Tagnang via Narging and Pacha Pokhara
- Day 10-12:
Reach Khare / Mera Base Camp – the trail hits 5000 meters. Acclimatization and climbing training.
- Day 13-15:
Three days for Mera Peak climbing: Establish High Camp at around 5800 meters. A very early start on summit day; dramatic vista from the Mera peak top.
- Day 16:
Spare dat for summit in case of bad weather
- Day 17-19:
Return trail to Lukla, diverting via the Zatra pass (4589m) Mera peak expedition last night.
- Day 20 – 21:
Fly to Kathmandu; free day or relax or explore the city
- Day 22:
Mera peak climbing Trip ends and airport transportation.
Day 1: Arrive Airport – transfer to the Hotel.
At the airport, our staff will welcome you and transfer you to the Hotel. The evening is for a short walk around the city and Hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu & city tour. Breakfast and Hotel only.
Breakfast, Kathmandu sightseeing, and meeting up with your tour guide as he shows you some highlight UNESCO places of Kathmandu are the itinerary for today. You will visit Patan City (an old kingdom Bhadgoan and oldest town Kirtipur). This day is for Mera peak trek preparation as we manage the permit. Free time at the hotel. B/B plan and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Trek from Lukla to Chuttanga. (3215m) 5-6hrs.B/L/D.
Morning flight to Lukla from Kathmandu domestic airport, flight with incredible mountain views north to the Himalayan Range. Lukla is the gateway to the Everest region. You will meet our crew there and begin to walk to Chuttanga which is quite short but its 4 hours ascend through the forest to Chuttanga. O/N at Guest House. B/L/D.
Day 4: Hiking from Chuttange to Chattra (4100m) 6-7hrs. B/L/D.
It’s almost like yesterday except you get some downhill as well along the forest. You start the morning with 3 to 4-hour ascent to the pass of Chattra La at 4290m (La means pass). From the pass, you can enjoy the iconic mountain views before your 2-hour descent to Chattra camp.
Day 5: Chhatra – Kothe ( 3490m) 5-6hrs. B/L/D.
This morning you start off with some downhill. The walking trail descends for about 5 hours through the mixed forest down to the river valley. From here you ascend again for about 1 hour, following the river all the way to Kothe. You will see good mountain views today as well and you get your first view of Mera mountain.
Day 6: Kothe – Thagnak (4140m) 5-6hrs. B/L/D.
From Kothe, the trail follows the river upward all the way to Thagnak which is a small mountain place with few guest houses, our stop for the night. Along the way, you have amazing views of Mera Peak, Mera La Glacier as well as the surrounding majestic mountains. Small Sherpa village will provide you an opportunity of fun learning more about Sherpa culture here with traditional sherpa stew (soup)
Day 7: Rest day for acclimatization. B/L/D.
Today is a rest morning; you don’t need to pack your things again. Today is for letting your body rest and acclimatize. If you are feeling good and like to get active in the himalayas, you could go for an acclimatization walk, or explore the village with the scenic view of Himalayas.
Day 8: Thagnak – Khare (4415m) 5-6hrs. B/L/D.
Today’s trail is all going up to Kharka. You ascend for about 2 hours to Di Kharka and then you have a small steep climb, about 2 hours to Khare. To take your mind off the ascent, you have amazing views of Mera Peak, Kusum Kangaru and many more mountain ranges to the deep valley. A good day to enjoy being in the alpine zone and get a good rest at your overnight stop in Khare.
Day 9: Rest day in Khare for acclimatization. B/L/D.
Today is another day for rest before ascending to the high summit and let your body adjust to the altitude. Use the time to check your climbing gear or do a day hike from Khare.
Day 10: Khare – Mera La Base Camp (4915m) 4-5hrs. B/L/D.
It is about one-hour rocky mountain walk and some time we may need to use ropes for few steps climb if there is some ice or ice block to Mera La. It is fully tented camp accommodation and our camping crew prepares food and fix the tents. About 5 hours trek.
Day 11: Mera La – High Camp (5465m) 5-6hrs. B/L/D.
From here its gradual uphill climb to the high camp. On this day you will have a magnificent mountain view including the one of the world’s highest Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-oyu and other mountain ranges. When you get higher, the view becomes wider.
Day 12: High Camp – Mera Peak 6654m- Khare (4415m) 8-9hrs .B/L/D.
This morning, we start summit climb to Mera early in the morning, with the ascent taking about 5 or 6 hours. The last 100 meters is a steep climb to the summit on top of Mera Peak. From the top, you will have a 360 degree magnificent view to the surrounding mountains higher and lower than it. After taking your photos and getting your breath back, you return back down all the way to Khare, which is the longest day of the expedition. You need to walk straight downhill.
Day 13: Khare trek to Kothe. Kotthe( 3490m) 5-6hrs. B/L/D.
Early morning after the climbing, we cross small pass uphill and descend down along the same route, rocky trail and steep downhill. It is an up and down trail as you enter Dudh Koshi valley.
Day 14: Kothe to Chattra (4100m.) 6-7hrs. B/L/D.
Today you retrace the trail to Chattra, all the way down along the pine forest, rhododendrons forest, loose stone rocky trail. We leave the Mera mountain back and get close to Lukla. Best view of Mt. Kongde and dudh Koshi valley with Lukla bazaar. Trekking time, approx 7 hours.
Day 15: Chattra to Lukla (2800m) 4 to 5 hours. B/L/D.
Today you retrace the trail to Lukla. As this will be the last time you see some of your crew, you will no doubt have a party to celebrate a successful expedition.
Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu. Breakfast and Hotel.
This morning you will board the Lukla flight again, this time bound for Kathmandu, free time hotel.
Day 17: Free morning in Kathmandu
Breakfast and final depart – transfer to the Airport.
Airport picks up and drops.
Hotels at Kathmandu as per itinerary.
All meals and accommodation during the trekking and Climbing period.
All Entrance fee and Climbing permit
Domestic airfare with airport tax.
Highly experienced climbing guide and staffs.
Staffs food, clothing, salary, and insurance.
Travel and Rescue arrangements.
Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
Visa fees to Nepal
Personal expenses, phone calls, laundry, bar bills or extra porters
Excess baggage charges
Personal Climbing Gear. You can hire in Kathmandu
Travel and rescue insurance
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
Tips for guides and porters
Good standard trekking boots
Shorts (both casual and for treks)
Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
Camera & lenses
GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
Book/music player/pack of cards
A plastic bag for waste
The following equipment are needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tex Jackets)
We advise travel insurance to all travelers who are interested in trekking in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal is walking on the trail (path) of mountains. In mountain areas, health treatment facilities are not standard. There is less availability of good hospitals and doctors. So if in case the trekker suffers from severe sickness, he should be brought to Kathmandu by helicopter for better treatment. And the helicopter charter fare is expensive in Nepal. If you have already travel insurance, your money will be saved.
When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We, JRN Treks, shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects.
We also let you know that Nepalese Insurance Company does not have a travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese citizens. So we advise you to select your travel insurance with Insurance Company in your own place.
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