Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak Climbing leads you to the hidden corners of high Khumbu valley to the south of Everest, on least visited areas by other main flow of trekkers and adventurer.
As Mera Peak route leads into Inkhu valley enclosed by high Naulekh and Kalo Himal that separates from another popular region of Khumbu on the main trail towards Namche Bazaar and Everest base camps including other adventure destination around high Khumbu Himal areas.
Mera Peak stands towering high above 6,461 m and 21,1907ft close towards Baruntse Himal and Makalu range of peaks, an amazing place full of enchanting scenery of mountains and dramatic wild landscapes within the complete tranquil environment.
Mera Peak Climb leads to the summit to one of the highest above 6,000 meters trekking peaks of Nepal Himalaya, the grade as’ which means “Facial Easy” taken and used from popular and famous French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems which is used worldwide on this type of alpine style climbing.
The adventure begins with a sweeping flight from Kathmandu to land at Lukla airstrip, a popular Sherpa town with unique runways, from here after getting well organized with trekking, climbing staff and porters walk leads ahead to an isolated spot at Chutanga around Yak grazing pasture.
From here heading over Zatwar-la on Naulekh and Kalo Himal ridge to enter into Inkhu valley within forested areas and the towards the main highlight of the adventure at Mera Peak base camp for exciting Mera Peak Climb.
At base camp within ice, glaciers and moraines with full final preparation heading towards Advance or High Camp to establish to make the climb much possible and easier, where climb grade as F which means of least technical effort and difficulty, however, proper trekking equipment required ice-axe, crampons and might need fix ropes on the way down from the summit top.
On the climb to the summit facing spectacular panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Makalu, Baruntse and as far towards Kanchenjunga towards the east, after glorious views and great ascent head back to Lukla on the same route for the flight to Kathmandu after a memorable and exciting adventure on Mera Peak Climb.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ax, harness, ascender climbing boots, and crampons. The training will also include learning the best climbing technique with the rope. Overnight in Khare.
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, Number Himal, Kusum Khangru and other Himalayan peaks. From Zatrwa La pass we walk all the way down to Chutanga and then straight to the Lukla village. In the evening we enjoy dinner in the Himalayas of Nepal with our crew. Overnight in Lukla.
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
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek
- Tented accommodation during the climb
- All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
- English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
- All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit
- Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
- Tea or coffee during the trek
- Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
- Medical kit (carried by your guide)
- All government and local taxes
Cost does not include on:
- Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Personal climbing equipment
- Personal climbing guide if requested
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- Tips for guides and porters