Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak Climbing takes us to the summit of Mera Peak (6,467m/21,199ft) which is the highest and popular trekking peak in Nepal. We ascend Mera Peak preferably during the spring,, winter and autumn seasons as it’s the best time to climb the mountain for its supreme views of the Himalayan range. Six 8,000m peaks are visible from the top including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Kanchenjunga.

Nepal High Trek have been successfully organizing trip to Mera Peak climbing since 2004. Our Mera Peak Itinerary 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 we 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. We 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 adventure 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, Nepal High Trek’s seasoned high skill and experienced Sherpa climbing guide will provide us with a basic mountaineering training before the actual summit.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu: trip preparation

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730m/8,956ft): 40 mins flight, 5-6 hours trek

Day 04: Paiya to Pangkongma (2,846m/9,337ft): 5-6 hours

Day 05: Pangkongma to Nashing Dingma (2,591m/8,500ft): 4-5 hours

Day 06: Nashing Dingma to Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft): 7-8 hours

Day 07: Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft): 6-7 hours

Day 08: Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft): 3-4 hours

Day 09: Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hours

Day 10: Khare: Acclimatization and pre–climb training

Day 11: Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 6-7 hours

Day 12: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft): 8-9 hours

Day 13: Reserve Day for Contingency

Day 14: Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hours

Day 15: Kothe to Zatrwa La pass (4600 m/14720 ft): 5-6 hours

Day 16: Zatrwa La pass to Lukla: 6-7 hours

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 18: Final departure

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,264ft)

We complete our custom formalities at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Afterwards, there is a Nepal High Trek representative waiting for us at the gate who will take us to our hotel.  We can then spend the rest of the day taking a rest. In the evening, we get to try Nepalese cuisine at a welcome dinner hosted by Nepal High Trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

Day 02: Kathmandu: trip preparation

We rest for most of the day and unpack. We visit Nepal High Trek’s office in the afternoon. Our climbing leaders will check our set of climbing equipment to make sure that they are in good condition for our coming journey. We also get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730m/8,956ft): 40 mins flight, 5-6 hours trek

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

 

Day 04: Paiya to Pangkongma (2,846m/9,337ft): 5-6 hours

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

 

Day 05: Pangkongma to Nashing Dingma (2,591m/8,500ft): 4-5 hours

We begin our trek after breakfast. After trekking out of Pangkongma, we cross the Pangkongma La pass. Then we ascend, walk on a steady path, pass a mani and reach Shibuche. We have lunch here. We continue our trek on a downhill path before crossing a bridge over the Hinku Khola. We pass through Gai Kharka or a grazing area and reach Nashing Dinga after a while. Overnight in Nashing Dingma.

 

Day 06: Nashing Dingma to Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft): 7-8 hours

We descend to Surkie La pass and cross it and continue walking downhill for a while. Then we begin ascending. Our trail then passes through Phokte Village, Chalem Kharka and Danda Kharka. We also pass through bamboo forests. After Danda Kharka, it is an uphill walk until we reach Panch Pokhari.  Next, we walk on a zigzag path before reaching Chhatra Khola. Overnight in Chhatra Khola.

 

Day 07: Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft): 6-7 hours

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

 

Day 08: Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft): 3-4 hours

We trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. We take lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders' settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Beyond Gondishung, we pass a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we 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.

 

Day 09: Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hours

Leaving Thaknak, we 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, we can see the northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch we can hike in and around Khare. Overnight at Khare.

 

Day 10: Khare: Acclimatization and pre–climb training

We have a separate day set aside solely for acclimatization and basic training just to prepare ourselves better for the Mera Peak climb. Our climbing leader will help us polish our basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the best ways to use our 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.

 

Day 11: Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 6-7 hours

We walk through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail to reach the Mera Peak Base Camp. From here, we continue further through the Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp. Our path is along a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. Then we 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.

 

Day 12: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft): 8-9 hours

This is a really important day for the expedition. We wake up around 2 in the morning for breakfast. It’s going to be very cold in the beginning but soon we warm up as we 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 we 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, we may use a fixed rope if the climbing leader believes it’s required. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we 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, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare. Overnight in Khare.

 

Day 13: Reserve Day for Contingency

There is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our planned day for the summit. Therefore, this day is set aside as a contingency in case we 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.

 

Day 14: Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hours

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

 

Day 15: Kothe to Zatrwa La pass (4600 m/14720 ft): 5-6 hours

We walk on a trail next to the Inkhu Khola. After walking a little further away from Mosom Kharka, we cross a bridge over the Inkhu Khola. Shortly, we cross another bridge over Sanu Khola. We pass through Tashing Dingma and Thuli Kharka before reaching Zatrwa La pass. We spend the night near the pass.

 

Day 16: Zatrwa La pass to Lukla: 6-7 hours

We cross the Zatrwa-La pass at 4,600. As soon as we cross the pass, we 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 we walk all the way down to Chutanga and then straight forward to the Lukla village. In the evening we enjoy dinner in the Himalayas of Nepal with our crew. Overnight in Lukla.

 

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu

We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the climbers’ successful summit of the Mera Peak. Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

Day 18: Final departure

Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Nepal High Trek will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

 

Cost Include On:

  • Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: Two night’s standard selected Hotel in Katmandu and
  • Meals During Trek: Your stander meals in mountain (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Trekking permit: ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit. And Everest National pak permit.
  • Special Island peak permit
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by car.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket From Kathmandu to Lukla / Kahtmandu . including airport Tax.
  • Accommodation In Trekking: All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • During the trek necessary toilet paper
  • Fresh fruit during the trek
  • NEBCT’S Dawn jacket and sleeping bag
  • NEBCT’s gifts, as like a pashmina and T-shirt
  • An experienced,expert, helpful and friendly Guide. Porters: Experience Trekking Porters(1 porter for 2 clients). And Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter. (Guide flight Katmandu / Lukla/ Katmandu.)
  • Adventure Certificate: NEBCT provides Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical kit bag.
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner with company’s Director.

Cost does not include on:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Katmandu).
  • Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than schedule Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, bottle of water, hot water, shower..
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Term and Condition:

Nepal High Trek Pvt. Ltd (NHT) is a well – known Government Register Trekking Agency in Nepal. We are trustworthy and fully committed to give you the best service. We accept your bookings under the following terms and conditions.
Q. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

A. Absolutely! Our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. Outside of Terminal Hall, he will be displaying a play card of Nepal Everest Base Camp  Treks with your name on it.

Q. What type of accommodation do I expect while I am in Kathmandu & Mountain?

A. Excellent!! Our company will provide you five star category hotels in Kathmandu Radission Hotel and Del’ Annapurna or similar category with inclusive breakfast & best available accommodation duration the trekking as per your programs.

Q. What type of shape do I need to be for this trip?

A. This is suitable for average people who are good health & moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required however to get condition for this trip, some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on journey. Person who is suffering from pre-existing diseases must seek medical advice with your doctor before considering the any trekking in Nepal. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

Q. What is the best time for Trek?

A. We recommend you anytime between 15th February to 15th June in spring & 15th September to 10th December in autumn and spring season is the best time for trek, however, rest of the months are okay and trekking can be done but not as much as nice comparing those season due to winter & raining respectably.But when you will be get leisure time that we can provide prime and suitable trip for you.

Q. Is the food/water safe to drink during the trek?

A. During in mountain, your expert guide will advise you on what you should and shouldn’t eat and drink. The food at the places you will be staying is all safe to eat. Water you can buy bottled or bring along purification tablets. Every lodges/guest house also serve both boiled and filtered water on cheaper price for you to treat accordingly.

Q. I am alone ! Can I join in group?

A. Excellent! If you are not interesting travel alone, we do have several joining trip on every different route, please choose your suitable departure date.

Q. Do you offer Tailor-made Trip?

A. Yes, we do offer tailor-made trip, if our set itinerary is does not perfect for your holidays in any case, please kindly drop a Message.

Q. Can I charge camera batteries along the trek? and how much?

A. Yes, Most of the guest houses you can recharge your camera batteries along the trek approximately cost you USD 2-3 per hour.

Q. What is the weather & temperature like in mountain?

A. Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are generally warm. There will be snow during the month of December and February. It is important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 21 deg C to -10 deg C low.

Q. How long have you been in business?

A. We have been serving in this field for over a decade and are trustworthy and government registered trekking agency.
Q. How much should I plan on spending for each meal not included in Kathmandu?

A. In Kathmandu, you can allocate US$ 15 – 20 per meal.

Q. Do you offer a luggage storage facility?

A. of-course ! Nepal High Trek will provide you luggage storage service and as well as every hotel in Kathmandu they have safe luggage storage service on free of cost.

Q. Do I need travel insurance?

A. It is compulsory !! Nepal High  Trek Pvt. Ltd. cannot be held responsible or liable for loss, damage, or theft of personal luggage and belongings, nor can they be held liable for personal injury, accident or illness. Please ensure that you have yourself and your belongings adequately insured before your departure. If you do not possess a policy, we can issue insurance at competitive rates, however it would be better to purchase your policy locally as this will cover you for repatriation back to your home country.

Q. Can I extend my holiday?

1.There are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip, in following are are suggested.
3 nights pokhara , 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari
2 Days Trusuli river Rafting
2 night Dhulikhel Balthli village Hiking
Everest mountain View Flight
3 Days Nagarkot trek
2 Days home stay in bandipur
5 Days local Tawal cultural trek

Q. How can I book this trip?

A. When you confirmed your trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total amount in advance for arrangements such flight tickets, hotel booking and permit process and the balance you can make us upon your arrival in Kathmandu, for details information “Booking Trip”

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