Mera Peak Climbing

Duration:
16 Days 15 Nights
Category:
Trip Region:
Everest/Khumbu
Grade:
Moderate to Difficult
Highest Altitude:
6470 m
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Description

The Mera Peak climbing trip takes you to the summit of the highest trekking peak in Nepal, the Mera Peak. This colossal shard of ice has enchanted travelers from across the globe and many visit Nepal with the hopes and dreams of conquering it. But it is easier said than done as the climb to the summit involves treading through icy and avalanche-prone areas. Along with the risk, the Mera Peak Climbing trip provides you a cultural awakening into the quiet Sherpa settlements and Buddhist monasteries that decorate the Khumbu region. If you feel that you can handle the pressure, then the Mera Peak Climbing trip is the one to take.

The trip commences with your arrival at Kathmandu and after spending a day learning about the country and prevalent norms, we head out to Lukla on an airplane. The 45-minute flight gives us a brief display of the mountains governing the Khumbu region. Gather your necessities and begin the trek by walking on the Kalo Himal ridge that takes you to Chutanga. Then, you’ll head to Thulikharka bypassing the Zatrwa La pass. To climb the pass, you must apply careful procedures. Walk along the Majang Khola and pass through pine, oak and rhododendron forests to reach Kothe. You’ll see some small habitation of Sherpa’s on the way. The next destination from here is Thagnak and to reach there, we need to walk along the Hinku Khola. Spend some time at the Lungsumgba gompa and finally arrive at Thagnak. While admiring the Charpate Himal, we find ourselves in the vicinity of Khare village. From Khare, we begin the trek to Mera Peak by going through the Mera Peak Base Camp and high camp. From the summit, we are blessed with surreal views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Thamserku. After scaling the peak, we navigate back to the base camp and down to Khare. Take the trip slowly and walk amidst the pine trees to reach Thulikharka. Once again cross the Zatwa La pass and reach Lukla. Shop for souvenirs and immediately head back to Kathmandu where this 16-day journey shall end.

The trek requires experienced guides and climbers to guide you and train you for the climb. Alpine Adventure Team has all the facilities for you including guides, porters and climbers. We also offer you transportation and accommodations during the trek. If you are interested, we have many other peak and trek packages around the country.

Trip Facts
Geography : forests/ hills/ Himalayas
Location : Solukhumbu
Level of Difficulty : Moderate to Difficult
Duration of Trek : 16 days
Max Altitude : 6,470 meters
Religions : Buddhism
Ethnic People : Sherpa
Accommodation : Hotel/ tent/ lodge
Transportation : plane and car
Minimum Pax : 1 person

Trip highlights
• Climbing the summit of the Mera Peak and observing the beautiful mountains of the Khumbu region
• Exploration of Sherpa villages and studying their culture, traditions, and lifestyle
• Enjoying the amazing flight from Kathmandu to Lukla that showcases the beauty and allure of the Himalayas.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will meet our company’s representative and he will lead you to your hotel. You will be informed about the trek in brief and then you will meet the guide of the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m and trek to Chutanga (3000m)
Early morning, after breakfast, you will head to the airport and take a flight to Lukla. The flight gives a nice view of the Kathmandu valley along with views of surrounding hills and mountains. After you land in Lukla, you will rest awhile and then kick start your trek to Chutanga. Passing some small villages, you’ll enter the thick forest below the Kalo Himal Ridge. It is a small settlement that mostly comprises of treehouses. Overnight in Chutanga.

Day 3: Acclimatization Day
This day is spent in Chutanga for acclimatization. In order to trek further, you need to adjust your body to the altitude and climate. So, we shall take a rest for today. Instead of staying in the hotel, you can climb the nearby hills and enjoy the beautiful scenery from the top. You can also go to the river and relax. Overnight in Chutanga.

Day 4: Trek from Chutanga to Thulikharka (4200m) via Zatrwa La Pass (4610m)
Today you will embark on a journey to Thulikharka from Chutanga. This day is the first big trek as you need to ascend 1300 m. The trek is considerably harder and the high altitude can be a problem. Once you ascend to the top you reach Zatrwa La Pass from where you head downwards to Thulikharka. The grazing ground at Thulikharka is home to a small number of cattle. Overnight in Thulikharka.

Day 5: Trek from Thulikharka to Kothe (3550m)
Passing the forests and other local vegetation you head to Kothe. Our journey takes us along the Majang Khola which later leads to the Hinku Khola. The trail sees a descent towards Tashing Ongma. After crossing this, we head out to the Sanu KholaBridge before finally arriving at Kothe. It is a nice place with many tea houses and you can also study the lifestyle of the local people. Overnight in Kothe.

Day 6: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4350m)
Form Kothe, you head to next destination that is Thangnak. Our trail takes us along the edge of the Hinku Khola. With the gradual increase in altitude, you get nice views of Kusum Kanguru peak with Mt. Charpate and Mera La. You can also see a Buddhist monastery calledLungsumgba Gompa in the lap of a big rock. After about five hours of walking, you reach Thangnak. Thangnak is a grazing area for the locals in the summer season. Overnight in Thangnak.

Day 7: Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5000m)
Next, we will head out to Khare. The trail follows the route of Dig Kharka. As we proceed forward, we can catch amazing glimpses of the Charpate Himal. The road sees an ascent towards Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers. Khare is an uphill climb from here. The route provides amazing views of the Mera Peak as well. We finally arrive at Khare in the evening. Take some time to indulge in some sightseeing around here. Overnight in Khare.

Day 8: Rest and Acclimatization day at Khare
This day is separated for acclimatization and training. The experienced climbers will teach you the techniques for climbing and proper use of climbing tools. You will get to use gears like an axe, harness, ropes, etc. The climbers will teach the best ways of climbing with some demonstrations. You will then prepare for the climb and take good rest. Overnight in Khare.

Day 9: Trek from Khare to Mera High Camp (5800m)
You climb on the Mera glacier and continue to the pass. Through the steep paths, you head to the high camp from Khare. The panoramic view of Everest, Makalu, and many other snowy mountains is fascinating. If the weather is nice, you get a beautiful view of Kanchenjunga a bit further in the east. The high camp is located nicely at a point from where you can get beautiful views of snowy mountains. Overnight stay in high camp.

Day 10: Summit Mera Peak (6470m) and Back to Khare (5000m)
Finally, the day has come to conquer the Mera Peak. This day will probably be the toughest in the whole trek. Using the gears and with the training at the base camp, you climb to the summit from high camp. At the top, you get a nice view of Makalu, Chamlang and other mountains. After some time on the summit, you’ll descend towards high camp and retrace your way back to Khare. Overnight in Khare.

Day 11: Reserve day due to bad weather
This day is reserved for the case of bad weather. If the condition is favorable, you’ll proceed forward but if the weather is bad you rest in the hotel and can celebrate the success. You can learn about the culture and traditions along with the lifestyle of the locals. Overnight in Khare.

Day 12: Trek from Khare to Kothe (3550m)
You retrace your path back to Kothe from Khare. You pass Thangnak along the way and it is here that you will enjoy your lunch. After the lunch, forge ahead towards Kothe. You trek through the forest of pines and rhododendrons with pretty views of Mera peak and others. As you cross the Hinku River, you finally reach Kothe. Overnight in Kothe.

Day 13: Trek from Kothe to Thulikharka (4200m)
Kothe to Thulikharka will be a comparatively harder climb. With nice views of Mera peak along with other snowy mountains, you’ll trek ahead. You will go through rhododendron forests and pass some villages before stopping at Thulikharka. Overnight in Thulikharka.

Day 14: Trek from Thulikharka to Lukla (2800m)
This will be the last day of the trek. You’ll head to Lukla from Thulikharka. Passing Zatrwa La pass, you’ll reach Chutanga. From Chutanga, you head back to Lukla passing through green lush forests and a small cluster of houses. After you reach Lukla, you’ll rest and prepare for the flight the next day. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 15: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
You’ll take a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. The flight takes about 45 minutes and it showcases the beauty of the Khumbu region. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, head to the hotel. If time permits, you can visit the heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley your own. You’ll take the rest of the remaining day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu
Today is the final day of your stay in Nepal and we will bid you farewell and then our representative will drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight.

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Cost Details

Our Peak Climbing Package Cost includes;
* Kathmandu Int’l Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private vehicle as per group size.
* 2 nights Accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at standard hotel in Kathmandu.
* Round trip flight ticket from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu and airport tax.
* 3 Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trekking period.
* Best possible lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek and tented camp during the climbing period.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their foods, accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* All ground transportation by private vehicle.
* Sagarmatha National Park Permit.
* Mera Peak Climbing Permit and Garbage Deposit.
* Climbing guide/Sherpa equipment charge.
* Camping Equipment (Tents, Mattress and kitchen utensils) during climbing period.
* All necessary other permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.

Our Peak Package Cost does not include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast in hotel.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver…

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