|Fitness Level||: Moderate||Max-Altitude||: 6461m / 21197.25ft|
|Country||: Nepal||Group Size||: 2-12 people|
|Trip Start||: Kathmandu||Trip Finish||: Kathmandu|
|Meals||: Breakfasts in Kathmandu, all meals during trek/climb|
|Accommodation||: 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and standard tea houses on trek, tents during the climb|
Mera Peak Climbing has attracted many climbers to discover a journey so enriching- a true outdoor adventure combined with cultural exploration. You'd be walking a route so beautiful through the unspoilt Arun Valley to reach the Mera Peak summit; from here you can see breathtaking views of the 8000 metre peaks like Ama Dablam, Lhotse and Everest. It's an amazing and unforgettable experience.
The Mera Peak climbing itinerary commences with exploring the culturally, enticing Kathmandu; then you’d be getting on an exhilarating flight to Lukla enjoying the great views and a scary landing at the Lukla’s short runway. Then you'd commence a week-long trekking itinerary well designed for proper acclimatization so that you can enjoy and succeed the Mera Peak climbing.
Getting on the Mera Peak summit is a long, hard day walking up the glacier followed by a short scramble up an ice wall. But in the end it's a rewarding experience to take back home wonderful memories of Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal.
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Kathmandu welcomes you with open arms; look out for your name on the placard at the arrival gates. Our cheerful representative from Wind Horse Adventures will then promptly escort you to the hotel. Rest awhile to shake off that jet lag. Adventure awaits you.
We are sure that a brief walk around the city will surely amaze you, and observe how Kathmandu embraces you with contemporary living combines with a traditional touch. The stark contrast of a modern structure next to a quaint building is the hallmark of a city that is inhabited by individuals from all walks of life, yet courteous and welcoming in every manner. Overnight in Kathmandu.Accommodation: Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel
Today there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader, other crew and other participants of this trek. Preparation for the trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Altitude: 2,730m/8,956ft|Flight 40 min| Trek 5-6 hrs trek
Upon your early breakfast, you will be escorted to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), a gateway destination from where our trek begins. After an adventurous 40 minute flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. Upon arrival at Lukla, you’d meet your other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, then commence walking to Surke crossing the Handi River to reach Chutok La after a steep climb. Then, you’d be walking to Paiya (Chutok) on a flat trail but undulating terrain to reach the final destination of the day. Overnight in Paiya.
Altitude: 2,846m/9,337ft|Trek 5-6 hrs
After breakfast, get ready to trek down to the Piya River and cross a sturdy wooden bridge and then climb steeply to reach Kari La walking on a slippery trail. The trail takes you through forests of rhododendrons and bamboo. After you’d cross the Kari La the terrain gets a little flatter till you reach the village of Pangkoma where you can see the settlers here who are farmers and traders. You’d be spending the night in Pangkongma. Overnight in Pangkongma.
Altitude: 2,591m/8,500ft|Trek 4-5 hrs
Following your breakfast, you’d be walking up to Pangkongma La (3173m) through forests of bamboo and rhododendrons. From here you’d get the first good, glimpse of the Mera Peak. Then followed by a steep climb to the village of Shibhuje where you can rest and have lunch. You’d carry on with your walk downhill and cross the Hinku River on a suspension bridge. Finally after two to three hours of ascent you’d reach Nashing Dingma the place for your campsite. Overnight in Nashing Dingma.
Altitude: 800m/9,186ft|Trek 7-8 hrs
Today, following breakfast you’d be walking to and climbing over Sukre La. After crossing the pass the trail connects to the village of Phokte village, Chalem Danda and Danda Kharka. You’d be walking through rhododendron and bamboo forests. After you’d reach Danda Kharka, the you’d carry on ascending to reach Panch Pokhari. From here you’d descend a little and the trail takes you to Chhatra Khola where you will be camping for the night. Overnight in Chhatra Khola.
Altitude: 3,691m/12,109ft|Trek 6-7 hrs
After waking up early followed by a healthy breakfast, you’d be trekking north walking on the main trail that connects to Mera Peak next to the Majang River. Later the trail merges to another one that moves along the Hinku River. You’d be descending and ascending trekking on rock ridges and side valleys. Then, you’d carry walking to Tashing Ongma where you can find few, tea shops opening occasionally. The trek continues till you’d reach the Sanu River to cross a bridge and then reaching Kothe where you can find several, seasonal tea house in the remote Hinku Valley. Overnight in Kothe.
Altitude: 4,358m/14,297ft|Trek 3-4 hrs
Following breakfast, you shall experience mountain walking into the Himalayas to be surrounded by stunning mountains for the first time. You can see the amazing views of mountains like Kusum Kanguru (6367m) and Kyashar (6,769m). Today’s short trek will involve a gradual and steady climb initially walking on a rock trail near the river and later reaching grassy yak pastures (kharka). After few hours of walk we reach a herder’s settlement called Gondishung where you’d be halting for your lunch. Thereafter, you continue walking past a fascinating 200 years old monastery constructed under a huge rock with many crude mani walls. From the monastery you’d have to walk over the moraines for an hour to reach another herders’ settlement called Thaknak; this where you be halting for the night. Overnight in Thaknak.
Altitude: 5,045m/16,486ft: Trek 2-3 hrs
After breakfast, today you’d walking along the Dig glacier, the trail is relaxed and easy. You’d climb up a trail traversing the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers and few hours later you’d reach Khare, where you’d be halting for the night. En route you can see the stunning view of the Charpate peak. The experience is awesome to see the northern face of the Mera Peak. Following lunch you can explore the surroundings and also walk up the moraine ridge from where you can see the view of the main route to the Mera Peak. Overnight in Khare.
Today you’d be spending one more night in Khare to help with the acclimatization. You’d be provided the basic mountaineering training by our climbing leader how to use the climbing gears like harness, ice axe, ascenders, crampons and climbing boots properly. You’d also be trained on the using of the ropes and climbing techniques. All this would help you succeed getting atop the Mera Peak and also improve your climbing skills, too. Overnight in Khare.
Altitude: 5,780m/18,958ft|Trek 6-7 hours
After a hearty breakafast, it’s time to leave Khare. You’d climb a moraine ridge and carry on walking on a rocky, steep trail. Then, you’d put on yor crampons and harness once you’d reach the tip of the Mera glacier. After a short ascent on ice you’d reach the glacial plateau which leads to Mera La. Then, you’d cross the Mera La. From here you’d continue climbing and for the next thirty minutes turning left you’d be following easy angled slopes. Then, you’d have carry on with ascent when you starting enjoying the stunning mountain views to start with Mt. Makalu first, and the later the big 8000 metre peaks like Everest and even Mt. Kanchenjunga. Finally you’d reach the High Camp at 5780m which is a rock outcrop and from here you can view the route to the summit of the Mera Peak. Overnight at the High Camp.
Altitude: 6,461m/21,1907ft, 5045m/16,547ft|Trek 8-9 hrs
Today is the main day all of you have been waiting for. So it’s an early rising to start the day waking up few hours past midnight around 2am. Then you’d be served breakfast after which your journey to the summit begins. You’d need to make sure you are warmly clothed since it can be very cold in the morning. You’d start walking on a glacier till you reach the ridge on a route that is non-technical but long. The air gets thinner as you go higher. As you continue walking the slope steepens behind the ridge and can also see the summit of the Mera Peak. Before getting to the summit there is a steep section you need to climb where you might have to attach fixed ropes depending upon the conditions. Once you get atop the Mera Peak will surely be a moment to remember forever. The views of the mountains are just so spectacular like Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) and few others. After reaching the summit we trek back to Khare via the High Camp taking back wonderful memories. Overnight in Khare.
Today would be free day, for a second attempt to get to the summit just in case the weather condition was poor and unfavourable the day before. This can also be an extra day just in case of delays or cancellation of Lukla flights. Overnight in Khare.
Altitude: 3600m/11808ft|Trek 4-5 hrs
Following breakfast, walk back the same route to Kothe. You’d walk via Thaknak to reach Kothe and also time to celebrate your climb. Overnight in Kothe.
Altitude: 4600 m/14720 ft | Trek 5-6 hrs
Today you’d leave Kothe walking the Hinku river downstream and later climbing through forests of rhododendrons and pine through Tashing Dingma and Thulik Kharka. From here you’d climb steeply to reach Zatrwa Og, the first pass. This where you’d be staying for the night. Overnight at Zawtra La
Altitude: 2800m/9186ft|Trek 6-7 hrs
After breakfast, get ready to trek to Lukla via the Zatwra La Pass at 4600m. When you’d descend from Zatrwa La the trail could be icy depending upon the conditions so there might be the necessity to us your ice axes and crampons as well as fixed ropes to walk through. Then after continuing to descend you’d reach the Sherpa populate Dudh Kosi Valley and passing through the village of Chutanga you’d head to the village of Lukla. So the evening could a real, celebratory night! Overnight in Lukla.
Pack your bags; it’s time to fly above the clouds back to civilization. Let go of your anxiety as the plane leaves the runway. If the day is clear, you can view most of the peaks from the window of the plane (Please also note that the flights to and from Lukla is subject to weather conditions, delays and cancellations are commonplace). Take the time in Kathmandu to shop around for trinkets and memorabilia for your loved ones or head to “Thamel” the tourist hub in Kathmandu with the friends you have made along the way. The atmosphere there is lively and there’s a party going on somewhere in Thamel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
It’s time to bid goodbye, our cheerful representative will drop you off to the airport three hours prior to your departure. The Land of the Himalayas has many more secrets to be unraveled. So come back soon.
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