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Mera Peak Climbing

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19 Days
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Kathmandu
Kathmandu
Min Age : 2
Max People : 20
Tour Details

Mera Peak is usually, and perhaps incorrectly, regarded as the highest official trekking peak in Nepal. The confusion stems from its altitude and location being misreported by the Nepal Mountaineering Association. See the section on the real Mera Peak below.

In any case it remains a popular destination due to its easy standard route, which requires only basic mountaineering skills to achieve an altitude considerably higher than a European or North American peak. For many years the climb was Alpine Grade F (Facile / Easy), but due to recent summit block changes the final 30-40 meters has become Grade PD (Peu difficile / not very hard). See Recent Updates section below.

In addition the Mera Peak trek is superb. The Hinku and Hongu valleys are spectacular Himalayan wilderness.

From the summit of Mera one can see 5 of the 6 highest mountains in the world: Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyo. The standard route from the north involves little more than high altitude glacier walking. The ease of reaching this elevation may be its biggest danger but good weather and snow conditions are, of course, necessary for safety and success. The west and south faces of the peak offer difficult technical routes.

The first ascent was on May 20, 1953 by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing. The region was first explored extensively by British expeditions in the early 50’s before and after the ascent of Everest. Members of those teams included Edmund Hillary, Eric Shipton and Geroge Lowe.

Departure & Return Location

Tribhuvan International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Private Arrival / Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
  • Freshly cooked Full board meals prepared by our cook (breakfast, lunch, dinner) entire Mera peak expedition.
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on trek.
  • Half day guided city tour with world heritage entrance fees as listed in itinerary.
  • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  • Mera peak expedition Permit Royalty and other government tax.
  • We provide all the camping gear including Mountain Hardware member tent, EXPED down filled mattress, dinning tent with table and chair, kitchen, staff and toilet tent with commode.
  • Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
  • Mera Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fees
  • Personal insurance of any kind
  • All Drinks and main meals in cities
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax
  • Tips and Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, beverage drinks etc.

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect
Mera Peak is officially the highest trekking peak in Nepal that offers unlimited mountaineering adventure. Mera Peak is an attractive peak that rises to the south of Mount Everest and dominates the uninhabited valleys of Hongu and Hinku. The peak was first climbed in 1953 by J.O.M Roberts and Sen Tenzing. However, the proper ascent of Mera Peak was made in 1975 by French Climbers – Marcel Jolly, G. Baus and L. Honnis who climbed the North Peak following the same route as Roberts, but traversing along the connecting ridge to the further summit.
 
Climbing of Mera Peak is considered more adventurous and less challenging than other trekking peaks with little or no mountaineering experience. Mera Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest of Nepal. After landing at the airstrip of Lukla, we start our pre-climbing journey that heads through less crowded terraced landscapes, untouched valleys and charming villages inhabited by Sherpa people. Before reaching at Mera Peak Base Camp, our trek heads through frozen waterfalls, dense forests, paddy fields and amazing glaciers with stunning views of high mountain ranges. Our base camp is set up at 5300 meters.
  • Start : Kathmandu
  • End : Kathmandu
  • Duration : 19 Days
  • Maximum Altitude : 6476m
  • Difficulty Level : Moderate
  • Best Time : Oct - May
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m) (overnight at hotel with breakfast)

After your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, you will find us outside the airport with the banner of Mountain Ascend Treks. If you arrive in the evening or at the middle of the night, we take you straightly to the hotel by vehicles, such as car, van, depending on the number of passengers. If you arrive in the day, we will take you to our office, where we will talk about your trip in detail, telling you about do’s and don’ts. If you have a free time in the day, then you can use it to visit the places that are around your hotel, most probably, you will be staying in Thamel, which is a lively tourist city. You can also ask any questions related to your trip. If you have made a half-payment to us then you are requested to pay the remaining balance now. As you come to our office, please bring your passport, which has a validity of 6 months, including three copies of passport-sized photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance paper. This is followed by the signing of the paper of your trip, as well as non-liability disclaimer paper.

Day 2Combined sightseeing of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur (overnight at hotel with breakfast)

After breakfast, you will do the combined sightseeing of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur with a city guide. The former is the city of temple, while the latter is the oldest city of Nepal. These cities have lots of historical monuments, so you will visit these monuments selectively. We have to make a selection because the sightseeing of these cities is of half-day.This much time will be enough to visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, and Changu Narayan Temple in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. Not only these, Mountain Ascend Treks will also provide you an option of visiting Pashupatinath Temple, Monkey Temple, and others. In addition to these, Mountain Ascend Treks gives the top-most prioritazation to your favorite places. Your visit is important to us, and we always cooperate with you.

Day 3Fly to Lukla (2804m) and trek to Chutok (2800m) 3 hrs (overnight at hotel with breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

From Kathmandu, you fly to Lukla in a small aircraft, called twin otter. Lukla is the gateway to Mt. Everest. There are 18 to 20 flights per day, and the name of the Lukla Airport is Tenzing-Hillary Airport. Only pilots, who have 7 years experience in aviation, are permitted to fly to Lukla. From there, you head of to the Chutok La pass (2945).

Day 4Trek to Khartitang (3900m) via Zatrawala Pass (4704m) 7 hrs (overnight at hotel with breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

After breakfast, we follow an asceding trekking trail that connects Chutenga with the Zatrawala Pass. After crossing this pass, we continue walking to Zatrabok and enjoy the spectacular view of mountains, such as Numbur Himal, Kongdi RI, Karyolang peak and so on. After sometime, we follow a descending trekking trail that takes us to Khartitang at 3900 m.

Day 5Trek to Kothey (3600m) 5 hrs (overnight at hotel with breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

After having breakfst, we follow a descending trekking trail that takes us to juniper and rhododendron forest and ultimately to Kothey.

Day 6Trek to Tangnang (4356m) 5 hrs (overnight at hotel with breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

After having our breakfast, we head towards Tangnang, Sabal Tsho-Lake, and the Hinku valley. The trial is scenic, and we see the breath – taking view of Kusum Kanguru.

Day 7Acclimatization (overnight at hotel with breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Today is an acclimatization day, which means, we have to prepare ourselves for tomorrow’s higher altitudes. Your trekking guide/climbing will provide information on this. Acclimatization also means a resting day. It means a time to give a rest to your legs and heart that have walked uphill and that has beated. Further, acclimatization also means hiking to the nearby areas.

Day 8Trek to Khare (5045m) 4 hrs (overnight at hotel with breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

We climb up along the lateral moraine of the glacier and see the awesome view of Mera Peak.

Day 9Acclimatization at Khare (overnight at hotel with breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Today is an acclimatization day, which means, we have to prepare ourselves for tomorrow’s higher altitudes. Your trekking guide/climbing will provide information on this. Acclimatization also means a resting day. It means a time to give a rest to your legs and heart that have walked uphill and that has beated. Further, acclimatization also means hiking to the nearby areas.

Day 10Trek to Mera La (5415m) and Base Camp (5300m) 5 hrs (overnight at tented camp with breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

We progress along the snowy glacier and approach the pass.

Day 11Trek to High Camp (5800m) 5 hrs (overnight at tented camp with breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Today we continue to the high camp. We will be blessed with the stunning panoramas of giant mountains rising above 7000m i.e. Chamlang (7290m), Makalu (8475m) and Baruntse (7220m) to the east, Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8501m) and Nuptse to the north and Ama Dablam, Cho Oyo (8153meters) and Kantega to the west

Day 12Mera High Camp to Mera Peak Summit (6654m) and trek to Khare (4900m) 10 hrs(overnight at hotel with breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Today, the whole crew wakes up at around 1 a.m. for preparation. The climbers too have to wake up around 2.30 am. We have our breakfast and put on crampons and rope. Then we embark our journey to the summit. It takes around 4-6 hours to reach the summit of Mera. From the summit, we can see the spectacular views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m) Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) Ama Dablam (6,812m) Kangtega (6,779m) and many more. We then retrace our steps down to high camp. After a rest accompanied by some hot soups/tea, we continue down to Khare for the night.

Day 13Reserve day for Contingency (overnight at tented camp with breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

If the weather is unfavorable, we will not be able to summit the Mera Peak on day 12. Day 13 is needed in case we are not able to summit.

Day 14Trek to Khothey (3600m) 5 hrs (overnight at hotel with breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

We leave the mountains behind and descend to Tangnang and trek along the same trail. At Kothey, we celebrate our success.

Day 15Trek to Zatrabok 6 hrs (overnight at hotel with breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

We trek back to Zatrabok. The trial offers magnificent view of alpine vegetation like huge rhododendron forest.

Day 16Trek to Chutenga 5 hrs (overnight at hotel with breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Today we head towards Chutenga. The trail ascends until we reach the Zatrawala Pass and then again descend until we reach Chutenga.

Day 17Trek to Lukla 4 hrs (overnight at hotel with breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

The trekking trail descends to the valley and takes you to the suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi River and is easy to do, and we will be walking most of the time along the Dudh Kosi River. Later this trail joins with Lukla, from where we catch a return flight to Kathmandu, the city of temples. And it is in Lukla, we feel that we have done the world’s best trek in 14 days.

Day 18Fly to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner (overnight at hotel with breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If you are interested, then Mountain Ascend Treks help you in souvenir shopping. Later in the evening, you will have a farewell dinner in a Nepali restaurant, where you can see Nepali dance.Also, there will be Nepali music and songs. Along with these, there is a lot of tourism activities that you can do in Nepal. Some of these are jungle safari, biking, and mountain flight.

Day 19Departure from Kathmandu (breakfast is included and transportation is provided)

Today is the last day of your trip. We make sure that you reach the Tribhuwan International Airport on time for departure.We will take you approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. We will keep in touch with you through emails. Since Nepal is the cheapest tourist destination in the world for any tourism activities, Mountain Ascend Treks is always ready to provide you service

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