About 17 Days Mera Peak Climbing & Trekking

Mera Peak Climbing takes you to the summit of Mera Peak (6,461m/21,190ft) which is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. You ascend Mera Peak preferably during the spring and autumn seasons as it’s the best time to climb the mountain for its astonishing views of the Himalayan Vista. Five 8,000m peaks are visible from the summit including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Kanchenjunga.

TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE’s Mera Peak Itinerary of 18 days 17 nights is carefully designed with steady ascent and a separate day set aside in Khare to allow plenty of time for acclimatization. The usual route to Mera Peak is directly via the Zatra La Pass, but you follow the route that heads south from Lukla and up the beautiful Hinku Valley and later return via Zatra La pass. Following this route has a few advantages. You not only pass through the beautiful Nepalese wilderness but also through quaint villages which will give us a glimpse into the rich culture of the locals. Additionally, since the route is longer, it’s better for acclimatization.

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. Besides, TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE’s seasoned Sherpa guide will provide you with a basic mountaineering training before the actual summit

Trip Highlights

  • Mera peak Climbing & trekking is one of the best option for non-touristic trek area in Everest region.
  • You will fly to Lukla from KAthmandu or Ramechhap early in the morning.
  • For normal Everest Base Camp trek you need to take left way from lukla but for Mera way will be the right-hand side.
  • You will have very nice experience with Sherpa people because of their hospitality and honesty.
  • You will reach to 6476 m, which is the elevation pf Mera peak summit and stay on tent at Mera high Camp where our guide, porter cook will make soup and food.
  • You need to hike from very early morning around 2:00 AM on the summit day.
  • You Should have good equipment like tent, Jackets, Sleeping bags, Crampons, etc.
  • After the summit, you can prepare for other bigger expedition like Ama Dablam, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Everest etc.

 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Our airport representative will be in Kathmandu international airport with your Name card or "Top of the World Adventure" agency name card. Confirm your arrival you will drive from airport to Kathmandu Hotel. After Check in, you will be fresh up and you will go to visit agency office to collect flights tickets and other information. If you have missed to bring any trekking equipment then you can buy just next to hotel. You will have welcome dinner in the night and prepared drop back to the hotel and overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

You will catch an early morning flight to Lukla and begin your trek to Paiya after landing at the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla. You walk on a jungle trail, cross a bridge over the Handi Khola and reach Surke Village. From here you continue moving south and cross the Chutok La pass before reaching the small settlement of Paiyan, also known as Chutok. Overnight in Paiya.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Paiya
  • Altitude: 2730

You descend for a while and reach a small bridge. From here the trail is slippery until you cross the Kari La pass . You walk through rhododendron and bamboo forests on a narrow mountain trail. On today’s trip you also get to be in awe of the Dudhkoshi Valley. You continue your trek to Panggom Village whose settlers are dependent on farming and trading. Overnight in Panggom.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Panggom
  • Altitude: 2846

You begin your trek after breakfast. After trekking out of Panggom, you cross the Panggom La pass. Then you ascend, walk on a steady path and turn north. You cross Peseng Kharka Khola first then after walking for sometime, reach Peeng Kharka Danda. You cross Ningsow Khola (stream) before reaching the Ningsow Village. Overnight in Ningsow.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Ningsow
  • Altitude: 2863

From Ningsow, you climb first then descend for a while and climb some more to reach Ramailo Danda. From here you get extraordinary views of Mera Peak and Salpa. After ascending and descending on your trail, you enter the Makalu Barun National Park. Your trail from here to Chhatra Khola is called Pasang Lhamu trail. On the way, if you are lucky, you might even come across the elusive Red Panda. Overnight in Chhatra Khola.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Chhatra Khola
  • Altitude: 2800

You walk towards the north on the main trail to Mera Peak. After walking on a trail next to the the Majang Khola, you merge with another trail which moves alongside the Hinku Khola. Your trail moves straight ahead towards Tashing Ongma which has seasonal tea shops. You continue your trek and cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe. Overnight in Kothe.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Chhatra Khola
  • Altitude: 3691

You trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. You take lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders' settlement in the youst bank of the Hinku Drangka. Beyond Gondishung, you pass a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where you can find Mera Peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. A short walk takes us to Thaknak, which is a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops. Overnight in Thaknak.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Thaknak
  • Altitude: 4358

Leaving Thaknak, you follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers, and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, you can see the northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch you can hike in and around Khare. Overnight at Khare

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Khare
  • Altitude: 5045

You have a separate day set aside solely for acclimatization and basic training just to prepare ourselves better for the Mera Peak climb. Your climbing leader will help you polish our basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the best ways to use your climbing gears like the ice axe, harness, ascender climbing boots and crampons. The training will also include learning the best climbing technique with the rope. Overnight in Khare.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Khare
  • Altitude: 5045

You walk through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail to reach the Mera Peak Base Camp. From here, you continue further through the Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp. Your path is along a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. You make your way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. Then you set up a high camp while enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse. Overnight at Mera High Camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Place: Mera High Camp
  • Altitude: 5780

This is a really important day for the expedition. You wake up around 2 in the morning for breakfast. It’s going to be very cold in the beginning but soon you warm up as you continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as you slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, you may use a fixed rope if the climbing leader believes it’s required. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, you take in spectacular views of the mighty Himalayas including 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 others. Later, you retrace your steps back to the high camp where you rest for a while before descending to Khare. Overnight in Khare.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Khare
  • Altitude: 5045

There is no guarantee that you will have favorable weather on your planned day for the summit. Therefore, this day is set aside as a contingency in case you are unable to summit the Mera on the desired day due to bad weather conditions or any other unanticipated reason. However, if the trip goes smoothly, this day will not be required.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Khare
  • Altitude: 5045

You trek from Khare to Kothe along the same trail used previously. After reaching Kothe, you celebrate our success by trying out local delicacies and wines. Overnight in Kothe.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Kothe
  • Altitude: 3600

You begin your trek to Thuli Kharka after breakfast. You climb up and descend, cross several tributaries of the Inkhu Khola before reaching a forked trail nearby Taktho. You choose the trail on your right and continue walking. Your trail passes by a Chorten after which you walk downhill on a steep trail. Next, you ascend to Thuli Kharka and pass by another Chorten on the way. Overnight in Thuli Kharka.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Thuli kharka
  • Altitude: 4300

You cross the Zatrwa-La pass at 4,600. As soon as you cross the pass, you are welcomed by the sight of the beautiful Lukla Valley which is surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and other Himalayan peaks. From Zatrwa La pass you walk all the way down to Chutang and then straight forward to the Lukla village. In the evening you enjoy dinner in the Himalayas of Nepal with our crew. Overnight in Lukla.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2850

Last day of 17 days of trekking in Nepal starts with early morning joyful flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer your Hotel. During the day you will have rest after long journey in the Khumbu Himalaya and Evening dinner with Nepali Cultural Show.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Today, last day of Trekking in Nepal of Top of the World Adventure ,and here you are done with our 17 days of journey in Nepal. And then as per your flight timings our staff of TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your international departure.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival and departure by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu hotel with Breakfast
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight fare
  • Sagarmatha National Park permit
  • Local goverment permit
  • Climbing Permit
  • Trekking guide (Food, accommodation, salary, insurance)
  • Climbing guide and Porter/Cook
  • Climbing gears
  • Teahouse Accomodation in Mountain
  • Camping Accomodation while Peak climbing period
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • First aid tool box

Cost Excludes:

  • Bar bills
  • Visa fee
  • International flight fare
  • Travels insurance
  • Trekking equipment 
  • Tips