Mera Peak climbing route

DURATION: 16 Days

Key Information

  • Trip Duration 16 Days
  • Price from US$ 2125
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Trip Style NA
  • Accomodation NA
  • Max Elevation 6420 m
  • Group Size 2 to 6 people
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Among the 18 peaks in Nepal, Mera peak is gathering the popularity from the trekkers for its beautiful landscape. The trekking starts from Lukla and passes through Sherpa village called Inkhu Valley which develops and presents the offering of superb scenery, unforgettable experience, and abundant wildlife including the so-called Yeti legendry. Each year, more than 700 foreigners are climbing the peak and the numbers of the expedition are projected. About 700 foreign visitors climb the 6654m. To achieve the goal, the mountaineers need the skill and expedition permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association.
Mera Peak (6,654 m) is the highest permitted trekking peak of Nepal. It stands to the south of Everest and dominates the watershed between the heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Drangkas.

J.O.M. Roberts and Sen Tenzing made the first successful ascent of Mera Peak on 20 May 1953. The route they used is still the standard route. There are many other routes to the peak, but none of them are easy. Some of them require crossing very high and difficult passes. This leads to a true mountaineering experience. In the end, all efforts and hard work are paid off with spectacular scenery as Mera provides one of the finest viewpoints in Nepal.

Mera Peak offers a panoramic view of Chamlang, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, and Baruntse in the east and the peaks of Cho-Oyu, Ama Dablam, and Kangtega to the west. Everest can be viewed to the north over the massive unclimbed south face of Lhotse and the Nuptse/Lhotse ridge. Under favorable conditions, it is possible to climb the peak and descend back on the same day.

Itinerary

  • 01Arrival: 15 -20 Minute drive. AIT representative will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transport you to your Kathmandu hotel. After having formal introduction, you are being served with welcome drink at the hotel. They will give you helpful tips for your time in Kathmandu. O/N Hotel
  • 02Kathmandu Sight-seeing: 3-4 hours. After breakfast, you are being prepared for joining a guided tour of the amazing sightseeing of the Kathmandu Valley. You can visit Durbar Square, Swayambhunath ‘Monkey’ Temple, the famous Hindu temple – Pashupatinath and the largest Stupa in Nepal – Boudhanath onwards at afternoon we gather for a pre trek briefing and introduction to your trek leader & make arrangements for your ‘trek pack’. In the Evening AIT organizes welcome dinner at a local restaurant
  • 03Katmandu - Lukla by flight. Commence the trek to Mera peak. We ascend slowly for 3 hours and steep up for one hour and arrive Chuthanga for the night. The views of Numbur (6957m), Karyolung (6511m), and Kwangde (6011m) are magnificent from here.
  • 04Today is an easy walk all day passing through the jungle and grassland for Yaks during the summer. We arrived Tsetre for night
  • 05We decend slowly passing through the jungle. We find virtually, no human settlement on the trail. We arrive Kothe(Edge of River) for night.
  • 06We walk all day through the side of the mountain and the trail is narrow. The patches of the jungle on the trail become thinner as we ascend near the snow line. We camp at Thagnak.
  • 07Rest day in Thagnak. It is worth spending an extra day at Thagnak, which is in a superb setting surrounded by stunning peaks including Peak 43 (6,769m). There is a huge moraine in the north of Thagnak where a beautiful glacial lake, Sabai Tsho is dammed. It is worth exploring around for acclimatization purpose. Thagnak is also a base for climbing east and northeast side of Kushum Kanguru.
  • 08We follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Khraka, which offers the spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines and to the snout to the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to Khare (5,099m).
  • 09We ascend for three hours and arrive at Mera La (5,415m). Normally, the pass will be covered with snow from Nov. - April. Again the views from the pass are spectacular. We descend about 100m towards the Hongu side and set up the base camp (5,300m) in the moraine below the ice.
  • 10Rest day for acclimatization. You can explore around or climb up for a few hours and come back to the Base Camp for the night
  • 11Today we go to the summit and the views of Pumori (7161m), Lhotse (8516m) Makalu (8463m), Lobuche (6145m), Cho Oyu (8201m) are spectacular from the summit. We retrace to Khare
  • 12Trek down all the way down to Kothe just following River and O/N at bank of River Kothe.
  • 13Kothe to Chetra. A long ways climbing up, crossing many bamboo brust forest and take up at Chetra for O/N
  • 14Chetra to Lukla. After break fast climbing up to 500 m more and steply down to Lukla crossing a high range of snow hill and get down to Lukla finally. O/N for warm shower well comming at Hotel in Lukla.
  • 15Lukla- Kathmandu: 35 minutes. After an early morning flight to Kathmandu, you'll transfer to your hotel. Finally there'll be an evening celebration dinner together.
  • 16Departure: You could catch up on some last minute shopping, Internate to your friends and family before departure to Airport or onwards to your next destination
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Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Pre-trip services & advice
  • Embassy Reg.
  • All permits such as National park, Trekking Permit, ACAP, Climbing permits as itinerary describes.
  • All hygienic meals such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner while you are on treks.
  • All accommodations as per Itinerary describe.
  • Use boiling water reduces mountain pollution & save money. We provide you boiling water.
  • Down sleeping bags and Jackets
  • Trekking gear duffle bag for your trekking stuffs.
  • Good quality climbing equipments for peak climbing except 6500m expeditions.  
  • High quality tents, mattress, pillows, kitchen equipments for camping trek
  • Medical Kit Bag on every trip
  • First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking professionals guide
  • Domestic airport Tax
  • All Comfortable, private transportation by car, bus and plane as per itinerary
  • Necessary porters as per the trip
  • Staffs insurance, well paid salary, high altitudes equipments, foods and accommodations
  • Rescue Arrangements off course not the rescue bills please!
  • High altitudes chamber bags (PAC) for high altitudes treks, expedition, Mt. Kailash and long private Tibet Tours.
  • Group celebration dinner
  • 10 % VAT and 2% TSC Taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare to/from home city;
  • Travel, trek and expedition medical and evacuation insurance;
  • Emergency evacuation charges, if required;
  • Personal expenses (e.g. phone calls, laundry, alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, souvenirs, etc.);
  • Tips for the staffs because this is the sign of the guest happiness at the end of the trip. It has been establish a custom say "Baksis"
  • Any loss due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, road blockage due to landslide, etc
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