Mera Peak Climbing - 18 Days

Sightseeing, Trekking, Hiking, Climbing, Expedition, Mountaineering, Cultural insight, Food and culinary, National park visit, Photography, Meditation, and so on
Country
Region
Activity
Group size
1-10
Duration
18 Days Days
Mode
Tea-House/Tent-Camp
Max-Altitude
6,461m/21,198ft
Daily Walking
6-7hrs
Grade
4
Culture
Sherpa and Rai Culture
Best season
Autumn and Spring
Best season
Autumn and Spring

Adventure, scenic views, a mountaineering challenge; all of this and more are waiting for you at Mera Peak. The mountain has been seen as one of Nepal's best trekking and climbing destinations since the 1950s when British mountaineers tackled the ascent. Ideal for Nepal mountain trekkers who want to admire beautiful views as they hone their climbing and mountaineering skills, the early stages of your climb will be tranquil and you will find yourself hiking through bamboo and rhododendron jungle. The later stages offer more of a challenge to technical climbers which is why it is graded PS (physically strenuous) in terms of climbing difficulty.

1. Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)

  • Meals:Lunch / Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Kathmandu
  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Evening Walk at Thamel

2. Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing

  • Duration:Whole day
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Boudhanath Stupa
  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Equipment Checking
  • Briefing about the trek
  • Introduction with Guide

3. Kathmandu to Chutang(3,430m/11,250ft) via Lukla(2,730m/8,960ft)

  • Duration:35Mins Flight and 3-4hrs Walk(7-8Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Domestic Flight
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Ascend:700m/2,300ft

  • Domestic Airport(Kathmandu-Lukla)
  • Lukla Village
  • Chutang

Highlights:

  • Scenic and Exciting Flight
  • Mountain Scenery
  • Rural Landscape
  • Prayer Flags
  • Lifestyle and Culture of Sherpa People
  • Monasteries
  • Preparation for the trek after Breakfast
  • Introduction with the trekking crew
  • Hamlets and wood yards
  • Dense Forest
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Rhododendron Trees
  • Pines
  • Silver Fir and Birch
  • Varieties of vegetations

4. Chutang – Thuli Kharka (4,320m/13,200ft) via Zatrwa La Pass(4,600m/14,720ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs Walk(13-14Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:1,170m/3,840ft
  • Descend:280m/920ft

  • Chutang
  • Zatr Og
  • Zatrwa La
  • Thuli Kharka

Highlights:

  • Cross Zatrwa La Pass
  • Cairns and Prayer Flags
  • Beautiful Landscape of Hinku Valley
  • Dudh Koshi River
  • Mountain Scenery
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Herbs and Vegetation
  • Wildlife

5. Thuli Kharka – Kothe (3,600m/11,810ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs Walk(11-12Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:150m/495ft
  • Descend:720m/2,365ft

  • Thuli Kharka
  • Tashing Dingma
  • Tashing Ongma
  • Kothe

Highlights:

  • Pass through three ridges: Hinku River, Hinku Valley and Kothe
  • Sunrise View
  • Breathtaking View of South Side of Mera Peak
  • Rhododendron Trees
  • Pines
  • Mosses
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Wildlife
  • Alpine Scrub Snowball Flowers
  • Rocks Enclosure

6. Kothe – Tangnag/Naule Kharka (4,350m/14,270ft)

  • Duration:5hrs Walk(8-9Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:750m/2,460ft

  • Kothe
  • Osilo Kharka(Auselu Kharka)
  • Gandishung
  • Dupishung
  • Lungsamba
  • Tangnag/Naule Kharka

Highlights:

  • Riverbed of Hinku River
  • Dense Forest covered with Rhododendron Flowers
  • Lungsumba Monastery – 200 years old Tibetan Styled Monastery
  • Views of Kusum Kanguro and Peak 43 Mountain
  • Wildlife including the rare Musk Deer, Yaks, Himalayan Thar etc

7. Tangnag – Khare (5,045m/16,486ft)

  • Duration:3hrs Walk(7-8Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:695m/2,280ft

  • Tangnag
  • Gid Glacier
  • Dig Kharka
  • Khare Camp

Highlights:

  • Small Settlement
  • Lateral Moraine of Dig Glacier
  • Marvellous View Charpate Himal
  • Hinku Nup
  • Shar Glacier
  • Amazing View of the Northern Face of the Mera Peak
  • Light Hiking

8. Acclimatization Day | Day Hike to Mera La Pass(5,420m/17,782ft)

  • Duration:3-4hrs Walk(7-8Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:375m/1,230ft
  • Descend:375m/1,230ft

  • Khare
  • Mera La Pass
  • Khare

Highlights:

  • Glacier Walk
  • Snow Covered Crevasses View
  • Climbing Equipments Usage Training
  • Blissful Nature
  • Cold Temperature
  • Massive Mountain View

9. Khare – Mera Base Camp(5,300m/17,384ft)

  • Duration:4hrs Walk(7-8Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Ascend:375m/1,230ft
  • Descend:120m/395ft

  • Khare
  • Mera La Pass
  • Mera La Base Camp

Highlights:

  • Moraine Glacier
  • Steep Slope of Snow
  • Bowl like Landscape
  • Breathtaking View of Mera Peak
  • Spectacular sunset over the Honku Himal where the peak glows red due to the setting sun

10. Mera Base Camp – High Camp(5,800m/19,030ft)

  • Duration:4-5hrs Walk(8-9Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Ascend:500m/1,640ft

  • Mera La Base Camp
  • Mera La High Camp

Highlights:

  • Rocky Trail
  • Panoramic View of Everest
  • South Face of Lhotse
  • Nuptse-Lhotse Ridge at North
  • Kanchenjunga, Chamlang, Makalu, Baruntse at East
  • Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Kangtenga at West
  • View of Six Mountains over 8,000m
  • Outstanding Sunset View over the Himalayas

11. Mera High Camp – Khare via Mera Central Summit(6,461m/21,198ft)

  • Duration:9-10hrs Walk(12-13Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:660m/2,165ft
  • Descend:1,415m/4,645ft

  • Mera La High Camp
  • Mera Central Summit
  • Mera La High Camp
  • Mera La Base Camp
  • Khare

Highlights:

  • Rocky Trail
  • Outstanding Sunrise View from Summit
  • Beautiful View of Arun Valley
  • Panoramic View of Everest
  • South Face of Lhotse, Nuptse-Lhotse Ridge at North
  • Kanchenjunga, Chamlang, Makalu, Baruntse at East
  • Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Kangtenga at West
  • View of Six Mountains over 8,000m
  • South West Pillar(First Ascent by Mal Duff and Ian Tattersall in 1986)
  • Achievement of a lifetime
  • Adventure and Excitement

12. Reserve Day for Contingency

13. Khare – Kothe (3,600m/11,810ft)

  • Duration:6-7hrs Walk(12-13Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:1,445m/4,740ft

  • Khare
  • Naule Kharka
  • Kothe

Highlights:

  • Fast Flowing Rivers
  • Traces of Glacier Outburst
  • Rocky Riverbed and Twisting Trail
  • Views of Snowcapped and Glittering Mountains
  • Unique Lifestyle
  • Rhododendron Trees
  • Pines
  • Mosses
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Wildlife
  • Alpine Scrub Snowball Flowers
  • Rocks Enclosure

14. Kothe – Thuli Kharka(4,320m/13,200ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs Walk(11-12Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:856m/2,810ft
  • Descend:136m/450ft

  • Kothe
  • Tashing Ongma
  • Tashing Dingma
  • Thuli Kharka

Highlights:

  • Pass through three ridges: Hinku River, Hinku Valley and Kothe
  • Sunrise View
  • Breathtaking View of South Side of Mera Peak
  • Rhododendron Trees
  • Pines
  • Mosses
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Wildlife
  • Alpine Scrub Snowball Flowers
  • Rocks Enclosure

15. Thuli Kharka – Lukla via Zartwa La Pass(4,600m/14,720ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs Walk(13-14Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:280m/920ft
  • Descend:1,870m/6,135ft

  • Thuli Kharka
  • Zartwa La Pass
  • Chutanga
  • Lukla

Highlights:

  • Cross Zatrwa La Pass
  • Cairns and Prayer Flags
  • Beautiful Landscape of Hinku Valley
  • Dudh Koshi River
  • Mountain Scenery
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Herbs and Vegetation
  • Wildlife, Hamlets and wood yards
  • Dense Forest

16. Lukla - Kathmandu

  • Duration:35mins flight , 30mins Drive(5Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Transportation:Domestic Flight , Private Vehicles
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Lukla
  • Kathmandu Domestic Airport
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Stunning View of Mountains from Flight
  • Geography
  • Landscapes
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Kathmandu Valley View

17. Relax shopping and whatever you wish to do along with the farewell dinner in the evening (excluding alcoholic and soft drinks)

18. Final Departure

COST INCLUDES

• Airport Pick up and drop
• Hotel in Kathmandu
• All accommodation and meals during the trek (Full Board)
• Domestic flights
• All require camping equipment
• An experienced and professional English-speaking trekking guide, porters to carry luggage ( required porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
• Well experienced ice climbing guide (Climbing service charge, insurance, food, personal equipment)
• Group Climbing gear fixed rope, main rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer
• Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
• Peak Permit Royalty, Barunche National Parks and Sagarmatha national park fee
• A comprehensive medical kit
• 13% VAT and 10% service charges
• Farewell Dinner

COST EXCLUDE

  • Nepalese VISA fee (VISA Information)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation(s)
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue Cost
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears
  • Tips for guides and porters

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Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practiced that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.

ATMs and credit cards are accessible only on the major cities of Nepal, so during your Mera Peak Climbing, you can use ATMs and credit cards only while you are in Kathmandu.

The trek could be extremely adventurous and exciting for solo trekkers and since you will be walking through off-the-beaten paths, it is somehow risky for the solo trekker and solo female trekkers. You need to be aware and capable of handling several situations in order to prevent from obligations and challenges during the trek and climbing. So, at least a highly experienced and certified trekking guide is needed for this trek even for solo trekkers. 

Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottled waters or should have water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.

Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than two decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us as our other clients.

During Mera Peak Climbing, you would be staying overnight at tea-houses or lodges and you will be served with traditional Nepali dishes like Dal-Bhat. Whereas, at the higher elevation you will be staying in tent-camps and eat what is cooked by the crew. 

In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek. And if the situation is really critical, then there is also helicopter rescue available with us which might be costly if you do not have any insurance to claim it. 
 

Due to high altitude, altitude sickness and similar problems might arise during peak climbing in Nepal but with proper acclimatization and guidance, you can tackle it.

It is better to have previous climbing experience for Mera Peak Climbing because without having the technical know-how about mountaineering there would be a high risk during the peak climbing activities. 

In Nepal, the weather is mild and almost cold around the regions of Peak climbing so is of Mera Peak Climbing region.

Except for child, there is no age limit for peak climbing in Nepal if you are fit enough physically and mentally to cope with the challenges during peak climbing.

Since peak climbing is an adventure related activities and it is somehow challenging and risky as well, you would be requiring insurance before Mera Peak Climbing to cover the expenses in case of emergency.

Due to chances of heavy snowfall and obscuring weather in winter and rainfall during the rainy season; autumn and spring are the best seasons for Mera Peak Climbing. The sceneries are vivid and you can also enjoy the amazing blossoming of rhododendron flowers along the trail during then.

a.    Navigation
Map (with protective case)
Compass
GPS (optional)
b.    Sun protection
Sunscreen
Lip balm
Sunglasses, goggles or glacier glasses
c.    Insulation
Jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat (see Clothing)
d.    Illumination
Headlamp or flashlight (plus spare)
Extra batteries (kept near the body when cold)
e.     First-aid supplies
First-aid kit (see our First-Aid Checklist)
f.    Fire
Matches or lighter
Waterproof container
Firestarter (for emergency survival fire)
g.     Repair kit and tools
Knife or multi-tool
Duct tape or other repair items
h.     Nutrition
Extra day's supply of food
i.     Hydration
Water bottles or hydration system (insulated)
Water treatment system
j.     Emergency shelter
Tent, tarp, bivy or reflective blanket
Equipment Options
Hardware quantities depend on the route.
Rope (dry preferred)
Helmet
Harness (with adjustable leg loops)
Boots (crampon-compatible)
Crampons
Ice axe (with leash)
Belay/rappel device
Pulley
Climbing pack
Route description or guidebook|
Locking carabineer(s)
Nonlocking carabineers
Runners—singles and doubles
Prusik cords
Hand protection (athletic tape, gloves)
Signalling mirror
Crevasse rescue gear
Avalanche transceiver
Shovel
Probe
k.    For Technical or Mixed Routes
Nuts
Nut extraction tool
Hexes
Ice tools (with leashes)
Ice screws
l.    Camming devices
Clothing
Wicking base layers (synthetic or wool)
Fleece jacket or vest
Fleece pants
Insulating jacket (down or polyfill)
Insulating hat, cap, balaclava or headband
Sun-shielding hat or cap
Socks (synthetic or wool) plus spares
Gloves or mittens
Gaiters
Rain jacket with hood (or soft shell)
Waterproof pants or bibs
Bandana or Buff (neck or face gaiter)
m.    Personal Items
Multifunction watch
Two-way radios
Cell phone in a protective container
Camera
Binoculars
Quick-dry towel
Lunch; energy food/gels/chews
Toilet paper
Sanitation trowel
Insulated seat pad
Handwarmer pockets
Permits

All the above-listed items could either be brought by your own or you can buy it or hire it in Nepal. Nepal Mountain Trekkers will provide you with the service of buying and hiring the equipment.
 

About the porter, it is your decision because if you are few in number and you do not have many loads to carry then you can go without the porter as well. Well, the guides are essential to take care of you in each case and to make you explore the best of climbing a peak since the guides owe years of experience in this activity and they are well-known as well as well-trained to handle all kinds of the situation during peak climbing in Nepal.

Since Mera Peak Climbing is an adventure related activity and it is somehow challenging and risky as well, you would be requiring insurance, climbing permits and special permits like Peak Permit Royalty, Barunche National Parks and Sagarmatha National Park Fee.

Mera Peak Climbing can be organized according to your requirement to fit into your availability of time but in general, a minimum of two weeks is required to attain success with proper safety and satisfaction.

Mera Peak Climbing is somehow arduous activity since it is the highest trekking peaks in Nepal and the trails up to there are not so easy. But if you are physically fit enough and courageous enough to accept the challenges and at the same time being well-equipped and aware, Mera Peak Climbing in is adventurous and exciting rather than difficult.

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