Mera Peak Climbing-18 Days



Trip overview
Primary Activity: natural rock climbing practice, walking in the remote trail of Hinku valley and summit peak
Duration : 18 Days Trip Code : HNMPC018
Trip Grade : 6476m/21,241ft Max-Altitude :
Meals : All meals during trek Accomodation : Hotel/Mountain lodge/Camping
Group Size : Min:2, Max: 10+ Transportation flight/private car
Trip Start : Kathmandu Trip End : Kathmandu
Route : Kathmandu-Lukla-Khare-High Camp-Summit-Tulikharka-Lukla-Kathmandu
Departure Dates
Best Season : Spring(March/April/May/early June) and Autumn(September-October-November-early December)
Trip Notes / Guideline on Itinerary: Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.

Description


Climbing the technically straightforward -the Mera peak following the least trodden route of Everest region entering the incredible Hinku Valley.

Mera Peak (6476 m) is the most popular and the highest trekking peak of Nepal that fascinates the spectacular views of peaks over 6000 m including the highest peak Mt. Everest (8848m) piercing the skyline. This technically straight forward Mera Peak climbing is outstanding for those who wish to experience the true mountaineering. Passing some crevasses to maneuver around, the route can be long and demanding with the snowfall.

Taking thrilling Lukla flight, the route will enter to the isolated Hinku valley of Makalu Barun National Park enjoying the less trodden route to the Mera peak. Standing to the south of Mt. Everest, Mera Peak provides the 360 degree panorama of listed world highest mountains over 8000m: Everest(8848m), Kanchenjunga(8586m), Lhotse(8501m), Makalu(8463m), and Cho Oyu(8201m). 

Our Mera Peak itinerary allows sufficient time for proper acclimatization making a comfortable ascent of this physically challenging climbing. Even the first timers could summit the peak following the instruction given by our experienced climbing Sherpas. The best time is categorized as spring (March, April, and May); autumn (September, October, November).

  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft. Meal: Dinner)
  • Day 02: Rock Climbing Course in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft. Meal: Breakfast)
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla & trek to Chutanga (Altitude: Chutanga: 3,450m/11,320 ft. Lukla: 2,800m/9,186 ft. Flight: 35 min Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 04: Trek to Tuli Kharka via Zatrwa La (Altitude: Tuli Kharka: 4,250m/13,944ft. Zatrwa la: 4600 m/14720 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 05: Trek to Gothey (Altitude: 3600m/11,812ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 06: Trek to Thagnag (Altitude: 4,350m/14,272ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 07: Acclimatization day at Thagnag (Altitude: 4,350m/14,272ft. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 08: Trek to Khare (Altitude: 5,025m/16,486ft. Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 09: Ice climbing practice near Khare (Altitude: 5,025m/16,486ft. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 10: Trek to Mera base camp (Altitude: Mera La : 5,415m/17,766ft. Base Camp: 5,350m/17,552ft. Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 11: Climb to Mera high camp (Altitude: 5,750m/18,865ft. Trek: Meal: BLD)
  • Day 12: Summit day and descend to Khare (Altitude: 6476m/21,241ft. Trek: 8/9 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 13: Contingency Day
  • Day 14: Trek to Gothey (Altitude: 3600m/11,812ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 15: Trek to Tuli Kharka (Altitude: Tuli Kharka: 4,250m/13,944ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 16: Trek to Lukla (Altitude: 2,800m/9,186 ft. Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Meal: B/D)
  • Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)

Trip Photos and Videos


Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft. Meal: Dinner)

On your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representative will pick up you and escort you to the hotel as well as help you to check-in at hotel. After your refreshment, you will be briefed about the next day trip. In the evening, we, the Hiking Nepal will offer you a welcome dinner introducing Nepalese cuisine and culture.


Day 02: Rock Climbing Course in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft. Meal: Breakfast)

Today, you will be taken to natural rock climbing spot. Just driving 3 km away from hotel you stay, you will reach at the spot where you will be taking part in a climbing course before departure to Lukla. A day course will provide excellent opportunities to learn how to use rope, harness, Ice axe, crampons although keeps you physical fitness. After day rock climbing, you will drive back to Hotel. Remaining time, you can involve yourself in personal shopping and make ready your luggage.


Day 03: Fly to Lukla & trek to Chutanga (Altitude: Chutanga: 3,450m/11,320 ft. Lukla: 2,800m/9,186 ft. Flight: 35 min Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Wake up early morning and get ready after taking light breakfast for a short drive to Kathmandu Domestic Airport to fly Lukla. It will be the scenic half an hour flight over the snowcapped mountains to one of the most electrifying high altitude airports, Lukla at an altitude 2900 m. Your guides and porters will accompany you here for the trek. Hence, the trekking adventure kicks off. It will be an easy trek walking towards east passing number of hamlets and wooden Yards taking you to a thick forest of silver fir, birch, pines and rhododendron. You will make a steady progress on a good trail, crossing ridges and streams up to “Kharka”, the summer pasture used for grazing yaks. The whole area is called as Chutanga where you are spending your first night.


Day 04: Trek to Tuli Kharka via Zatrwa La (Altitude: Tuli Kharka: 4,250m/13,944ft. Zatrwa la: 4600 m/14720 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Begins the adventure trekking with a steep climb to cross the Kalo Himal ridge in the Nau Lekh range which separates the Khumbu Valley with Hinku valley. With a steep climb up to a ridge, you will see the flattering colorful flags and the spot is called as Zatrwa la. Then, you will finally descend steeply to the Tuli Kharka. Spend overnight at Mountain lodge.


Day 05: Trek to Gothey (Altitude: 3600m/11,812ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

After breakfast, starts walking in a descending trail for a while and then crossing few ridges, you will walk steeply down to the Hinku River. Then, slightly ascending uphill will takes you to Gothey of Hinku valley. Here, you can see several seasonal lodges/teahouses for check-in. Spend time exploring the local lifestyle. Overnight at Mountain Lodge.


Day 06: Trek to Thagnag (Altitude: 4,350m/14,272ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today, you will walk along the Ridge of Hinku River in the shadow of Mera Peak. In the west bank of Hinku Drangka, lies Gondishung, where you will take lunch and rest for a while. Gondishung is a summer herders’ settlements. From here, you will pass an ancient Gompa- Lungsumgba Gompa, consider to be 200 years old. Tradition before heading from here is offering a Juniper incense to the shrine to ensure a successful ascend of Mera peak. From here, just a short walk will take you to the Thagnag. It is a pasture land for grazing Yak during summer. Spend Overnight at local lodge.


Day 07: Acclimatization day at Thagnag (Altitude: 4,350m/14,272ft. Meal: BLD)

For further trek, you will require to be more technical. Hence, it will be the perfect time for proper acclimatization. Today, you will learn some climbing technique from the Guide and practice before heading to base camp. Take your time in practicing climbing with short hiking. You can go for hike to the huge moraine in the north of Tragnag. Explore the beautiful glacial lake- Sabal Tsho. Additionally, a cairn (5,270m/17,290ft) on the flanks of Kusum Kangguru can also be rewarding and beneficial for acclimatization. After hiking, retrace back to Thagnag for overnight stay.