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Nepal - Mera Peak Climbing (15 Days)

Mera Peak is a mountain in the Mahalangur mountain range, Barun sub-section of the Himalaya and administratively in Nepal's Sagarmatha Zone, Solukhumbu District located at 6,476 meters which is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal. The best season to climb Mera Peak is during the spring and autumn seasons as you can see the majestic panorama views of the Himalayan. From the top of the peak, you can see the five 8,000m peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Choyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.

As you finally reach at the majestic Mera peak, officially the highest of trekking peak in Nepal, you find yourself looking down and towards great many magnificent natural landscapes. You will have a direct view of the southern face of the Everest from this point of your trek. Moreover, you will have great many rare glances of watershed area, the wild and heavily wooded valleys Hinku and Hongu Drangkas from this heavenly space. In this route to the Mera (Peak), you can experience the rarest of the rare chances of venturing through little visited and as yet un-spoilt region of Nepal where the hillsides still remain densely forested for everyone’s pleasure.

Mera Peak climbing is an excellent option for anyone with moderate mountaineering experience. It is a challenging trekking peak due to its elevation, but the technical mountaineering skills requirement is very basic. Before the expedition, our seasoned Sherpa guides will provide you with basic mountaineering training before the actual summit.

This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or cancel the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.

Today, we start our expedition as we catch an early morning flight to Lukla and begin our trek to Paiya after landing at the Lukla airport. Enjoy the scenic flight to Lukla airport. Upon landing at Lukla, our team will unload our luggage and after some time we start our hike to Paiya village. We walk on a jungle trail, cross a bridge over the Handi Khola and reach Surke Village. We continue moving south and cross the Chutok La pass before reaching the small settlement of Paiya, also known as Chutok.

Accommodation: Overnight in the best available local lodge.

We start our trail as we descend for a while and arrive at a small bridge. From here, we have to be careful since the trail is slippery until we cross the Kari La pass. Along the trail, we pass through dense rhododendron and bamboo forests on a narrow mountain trail. Later, we make a quick stop to view the magnificent Dudh Koshi Valley and continue our trek to Panggom Village.

Accommodation: Overnight in the best available local lodge.

Continuing our journey, we leave Panggom and head towards Ningsow. After walking for some time, we cross the Panggom La pass and then start to ascend. Trekking on a steady trail, we cross Peseng Kharka Khola and turn north to reach Peseng Kharka Danda. Descending, we reach Ningsow Khola (stream) and crossing the river, we reach Ningsow Village.

Accommodation: Overnight in the best available local lodge.

Leaving Ningsow behind, we ascend and descend for a while to reach Ramailo Danda. The view from here is fabulous as one can get the extraordinary views of Mera Peak and Salpa. After some time, we enter the Makalu Barun National Park and follow the Pasang Lhamu trail which leads to Chhatra Khola. If one is lucky, one might get the chance to cross the path with the elusive Red Panda.

Accommodation: Overnight in the best available local lodge.

Today, we walk on the main trail to Mera Peak. Walking towards the north, we walk along the trail and merge with another trail that moves alongside the Hinku Khola. After walking for some time, we reach Tashing Ongma which has seasonal tea shops and cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe.

Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge

Continuing our trail along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak, we reach Gondishung. After leaving Gondishung behind, we pass through a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gumba. On inspecting the script in the rock inside the Gumba, we can find the Mera Peak drawn in rock along with its route to reach Mera. Afterwards, we walk for some time to reach Thaknak. Thaknak is a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops.

Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge

Today, we ascend slowly due to the increase in altitude. We leave Thaknak and follow the trail which leads to a lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka with splendid views of Charpate Himal. The path ascends through moraines of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers and again ascends steeply to Khare. From here, we can see the northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience and roam around the Khare to utilize the leisure time.

Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge/ camp

Since we are at 5,045 m, we use this day for acclimatization before climbing the Mera Peak. Also, you will be provided with the basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the best ways to use our climbing gear like the ice-ax, harness, ascending climbing boots and crampons by our Sherpas team.

Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge/camp

Walking through a steep trail, we make our way to the Mera Peak Base Camp. Continue further, we cross through the Mera La pass and reach today's destination, the Mera High Camp. Our trail is along a dangerous rocky trail as there are several cracks here and there. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. Then we set up a high camp while enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Choyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, and Baruntse.

Accommodation: Overnight in tented camp.

Today is an important day of our expedition as we will climb to the top of Mera Peak. Waking up around 2 in the morning, we continue our trail to the summit despite being cold and dark. As we climb up through the glaciers and ridge, we can see the first rays of the sun hitting the big peaks in an amazing red glow. Ascend slowly and carefully due to the thin air and the slopes.
The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes into view. At the foot of the final steep summit, we may use a fixed rope if the climbing leader believes it’s required. The summit is only a few meters away and with some more effort, we finally reach the summit. From the summit, we take in spectacular views of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Choyu (8,210 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,463 m), Kangchenjunga (8,586 m), Nuptse (7,855 m), Chamlang (7,319 m), Baruntse (7,129 m) and others. Later, we return to the high camp where we rest for a while and start descending to Khare.

Accommodation: Overnight in tented camp.

Note: The extra day is for the back up because there is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our planned day for the summit and may have to postpone our summit climb.

On achieving our objective, we make our return as we trek from Khare to Kothe along the same trail used previously.

Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge/camp

We begin our trek to Thuli Kharka as we ascend and descend multiple times, cross several tributaries of the Inkhu Khola before reaching a forked trail nearby Taktho. After walking for some time, we pass by a Chorten and walk downhill on a steep trail. Next, we ascend to Thuli Kharka and pass by another Chorten on the way.

Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge

Today, we will be crossing the Zatrwa-La pass at 4,600 m. As soon as we cross the pass, we are welcomed by the sight of the beautiful Lukla Valley which is surrounded by Choyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and other Himalayan peaks. From Zatrwa La pass we walk down to Chutang and then straight to the Lukla village.

Accommodation: Overnight in the  available local lodge

Enjoy your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time. The flight to Kathmandu leaves before 10:00 am. Sometimes, it differs according to weather conditions. On arrival at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites & Spa or similar

Includes

All Land transportation by private vehicle.
1-night accommodation in 4* Yatri Suites and Spa or similar in Kathmandu on breakfast basis
13 night accommodation throughout the trek in a best available local lodge on full board basis.
Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu.
TIMS, Trekking and other parks Permit, special climbing permit and local taxes.
All necessary equipment for Camping.
An experienced, English speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.
Porter Service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) (1 porter can carry 18 kilos of luggage)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, and accommodation.
All government and local taxes.
First-aid Kit.


Excludes

Foods (Lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu and all drinks/ beverage bills in all places.
Tipping (Tips for guide, drivers and supporters)
Your Personal Expenses
Travel Insurance
International Flights
Extras cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels if/when applicable
Donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits.
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.
What’s not mentioned in Includes.

To enhance your experience in Nepal, we give you the possibility to add one or more extra activities to this travel package. The step of adding these is available in the "Book now" process.

Do not hesitate to check each extra activity. They can be booked also separately.

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