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Mera Peak  Climbing (6654m) is the highest peak allowed for climbing in Nepal and also regarded as the one not demanding technical climbing. Mera peak climbing is progressively attracting trekkers and novice climbers to have the feeling of hiking and climbing on snow and experiencing trekking in isolated part of Khumbu region. The unspoiled and uninhabited Hinku valley below the Mera peak is one of the wildest and most beautiful in Nepal with its massive moraines, glacial lakes and stunning mountain views offered during our Climbing of Mera peak. This Mera Peak Climbing trip is a rewarding experience as it provides glorious views of Nepal and a vista that takes you to the Kanchenjunga and Makalu to the east and Everest appearing over the massive southern aspect of Nuptse and Lhotse to the north.

Mera peak climbing begins with early morning scenic flight offering fantastic views of the mountains. We walk through the pristine of Rhododendron, pine and streams to Chutanga. From Chatara Pass you can enjoy the spectacular views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi RI, Karyolang peak and many other mountains and peaks. Enjoy the views of Mera and the Hinku Valley passing through deep forests to Kothe. We have nice view of Mt. charpate and Mera La and a Buddhist Gomba in the lap of big rock to Thangnak. From Chapatti Tal the path descends slightly and crosses a sandy bowl to the steep stream to Dig Kharka. After having acclimatization day in Khare our trail to Mera Camp starts.

Depending up on the weather Mera peak climbing is succeeded as we climb high camp experiencing real mountaineering in the high Himalayas. We enjoy incredible views across to Baruntse (7129m), Chamlang (7319m) and Nau Lekh (6360m) with Makalu (8481m) looming behind. Following with beaten trail of Himalaya of Nepal we retrace our journey back to Lukla Airport. This trek to the Mera peak climbing offers you rare opportunities to come across face to face with the most spectacular mountain sceneries, pristine forests, and the geo-cultural atmosphere of the highest altitude in the world.     

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
Day 03: Flight from KTM to Lukla (2652m)
Day 04: Lukla trek to Chutanga (3200m)
Day 05: Chutanga trek to Chatara la (4500m)
Day 06: Chatara La - Kothe (3800m)
Day 07: Kothe to Thagnak (4300m)
Day 08: Thangnak to Khare (BC) (5000m)
Day 09: Acclimatization day in Khare
Day 10: Khare to Mera High Camp (5800m)
Day 11: Weather days
Day 12: High camp-climb to Mera peak (6400m) back to Khare
Day 13: Trek back to Kothe
Day 14: Trek back to Thuli Kharka
Day 15: Trek back to Lukla
Day 16: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 17:  Kathmandu Free day 
Day 18: Final Departure

Day 1: Welcome at Kathmandu Airport
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast. 

Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square takes you to the ancient Nepalese culture. On journey back to hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies and lifestyle.

Day 3: Flight from KTM to Lukla (2652m)
Early morning we flight from Kathmandu to Lukla via mountain flight of about 40 minutes scenic flight. With clear weather we get fantastic views of the mountains, including Everest as we enter deep gorge of the Dudh Koshi valley. Today we will spend rest of the time enjoying the Lukla valley and enjoying the panorama.

Day 4: Lukla trek to Chutanga (3200m)
A good trail leads through pasture to the edge of a diminishing forest of rhododendron and pine which clothes the steep hillsides. We will pass through a number of tiny hamlets before entering thick forest on the hillside below the Kalo Himal Ridge.  The trial goes straight from lukla up to 1 hour then slightly ascent up to Chutanga. We have to walk through the pristine of Rhododendron (National flower of Nepal) and pine.  There are many streams with numerous places for the first camp. Over night at camp/or at local lodge.

Day 5: Chutanga trek to Chatara la (4500m)
You trek steep ascent path to cross chatara pass. From here you can enjoy the spectacular views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang peak and many other mountains and peaks. Straight ahead and up through the rhododendron forests we may encounter wild animals if we are lucky for fine weather, the view across the Dudh Kosi towards Karyolung and the Lumding Himal and the scenery across the rolling foothills of the Hinku Valley are very impressive. Traversing to the right and finally descending steeply to Tuli Kharka (big pasture) we will reach chatara La for our night stay.

Day 6: Chatara La - Kothe (3800m)
We pass forests of juniper, rhododendron and other local vegetation. Enjoy the views of Mera and the Hinku Valley also there is possibility of encountering with mountain wild animals like sloth bear, jungle cat, etc., among the tall pine trees. After having lunch in Thakthor then continue trek to kothe. This is a good place to camp and there are several teahouses around and you can visit and go and watch the local lifestyle in the remaining time.

Day 7: Kothe to Thagnak (4300m)

Today will be about 4 to 5 working.  We follow the west bank of the riverbed up the valley to Tangnag (4,360m). The path is gradual ascent and we will have closed up views of Kusum Kanguru peak and many more Himalayas. On the way we have nice view of Mt. charpate and Mera La and a Buddhist Gomba in the lap of big rock. Thagnag is a summer grazing area with the simplest of lodges and shops starting to develop and we overnight in Thagnag. 

Day 08: Thangnak to Khare (BC) (5000m)

Today we can experience an excellent valley opening out views to the north of the Hinku Nup glacier and the line of peaks beyond.  From Charpatti Tal the path descends slightly and crosses a sandy bowl to the steep stream that descends from Dig Kharka. The route continues slightly up towards Khare. From Khare, it is possible to do a glacier session to ensure that everyone is happy with the use of ropes and crampons.

Day 09: Acclimatization day in Khare

Today is another acclimatization day for our high peak climbing of next days. The views of Mera from our breakfast table at Khare are particularly stunning. Stroll around and prepare for to attempt the peak. Over night at Camp.

Day 10: Khare to Mera High Camp (5800m)
This is an exciting day as we climb onto the Mera Glacier and follow it to the pass. We have to march through steep route (about 260 meters) and it takes around 2 to 3 hours to reach Base Camp. The views make us speechless as we can enjoy the Everest, Makalu, Baruntse, Kusum Kanguru and many other mountains and peaks in panorama. Moreover we will trek high to High Camp. On the way see the nice view of Mera peak and glacier. From High Camp, if weather permits, we will have a panorama of Kanchenjunga far to the east. The camp is located at an excellent point from where you can have some great mountain views.

Day 11: Weather days
Today we will remain in the high camp to explore the incredible vistas of high camp. This is especially a weather day (most possibly) as it get changed frequently.

Day 12: High camp-climb to Mera peak (6400m) back to Khare
This is probably the most important and toughest day in any mountaineering trip in this trip. It is usually necessary to rope up for much of the summit approach due to crevasse hazards along the route. As it starts to get light, we enjoy incredible views across to Baruntse (7129m), Chamlang (7319m) and Nau Lekh (6360m) with Makalu (8481m) looming behind. After achieving the summit, you retrace your steps down to high camp. After taking pictures and enjoying the view, we descend by the same route back to our campsite at Khare for the night's rest. You will really find this day really long but inspirational one for your life! Overnight at Khare. 

Day 13: Trek back to Kothe
Today we will hike for like 7 hours to reach Kothe.  We descend firstly to Tagnag before continuing to Kothe. The night we enjoy with local wines and foods and relax at the camp and overnight.

Day 14: Trek back to Thuli Kharka
You will follow another new route back to Thuli kharka that stays high on the open hillside. It's nice walk through the red Rhododendron forest with beaten trail of Himalaya of Nepal. We observe the wide range of Mera peaks, Mera North, Mera Central, Mera South from Thuli Kharka. 

Day 15: Trek back to Lukla
We cross the exciting Zatrwa La pass (4,600m) before descending steeply into the Dudh Kosi valley and to Lukla. We trek through forests of fir, rhododendron, oak, juniper and local vegetation. After crossing the pass we see beautiful view of Lukla valley Cho yu, Kongde peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and so many others. Spend the last night of trek strolling around the Lukla valley.

Day 16: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Saying final goodbye to our porters, we will have a flight back to ktm of an exciting one hour. (It also can be a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla which makes the Lukla flight delayed and cancel.) At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show exchanging greetings among friends and with all Nepalese people. You can buy some souvenirs.

Day 17: Weather day/ Free day in Kathmandu 

Today you will have a free day in Kathmandu valley,( this is weather day also for Lukla flight as if weather get bad some time lukla flight may get canceled also.) Have some rest in your hotel. You can also take a leisurely stroll over the streets and buy some souvenirs and remembering from Nepal. At evening we will have a typical Nepali dinner accompanied with cultural shows in Hotel.

Day 18: Final Departure
Today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. We will drop you to the International airportto catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.

What’s included in the Cost:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking/peak climbing guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid & altitude sickness) Cook, Sherpa, and Supporting Staffs with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
  • All meals during trekking/peak climbing 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners, Tea and coffee).
  • All necessary camping gears like two men tent, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment, mattress while climbing period. 
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • Climbing permit
  • Climbing equipment like ice axe, Ice crew, snow bar, climbing rope.
  • Travel& Rescue arrangement
  • Round trip flight ticket for Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents &  Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Extra Cost to Consider:

  • Lunch and dinner  in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential - Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Mera peak climbing - 20 Oct 2008

Thank you Puru for an Excellent Mera peak climb trip. You were very helpful to me during the planning of my trip you always answered e-mail promptly the equipment was provided as you promised and it was very nice to be so warmly welcomed at the airport when I arrived the trekking guide was good he made sure I reached the summit so a very successful trek!

Thank you once again, for Above the Himalaya trekking company

Mera Peak Climbing
2013-03-24
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Trip Facts & Figures:

Duration: 18 Days

Elevation: (6600m / 2652 m)

Trek Grade: Difficult

Joining in: Kathmandu Nepal

Location: Everest Trekking Regions

Best time: March to May and September - Early November are the best seasons. 

Guide: Government certified hiking/Trekking & Climbing Guide

Lodging: Twin sharing tea house/guest house accommodation till Khare, for High camp Two men tent accommodation 

Food: Breakfasts Lunch and dinners (typical Nepali cuisine - vegetarian option usually available)

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