Mera Peak Climbing
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- Trip Code:
- 17 days
- Trip Level:
AdvancedClimbers should have basic snow and ice-climbing skills and should be comfortable with glacier travel, which includes moving in a rope team, self-arrest, and basic crevasse rescue. Climbers who have the prior climbing experiences like our beginner or similar peaks can have the maximum chances of success in this category. Our Three Peaks Climbing Course, Pisang Peak, Lobuche peak, and Khumbu Icefall climb etc lie in this class.
- Max Altitude:
- 6,654 m /21,825.12 ft with Rope and Ice Axe, Sightseeing and Trekking
- steep climb
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- Trip Route:
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Chutang-Thuli Kharka-Kothe-Thangnak-Khare- Summit- Kothe-Thuli Kharka-Lukla-Kathmandu
- Best Season:
- March to May and late September to early December
Mera Peak Climbing Located on the edge of the famous Khumbu region, takes you to the summit of Mera Peak (6476m). Also, the highest trekking peak in Nepal, the absolute wilderness with natural surrounding away from the human settlement along with the feeling of extreme excitement is the best you can get from this journey. Beautiful scenery across the rolling foothills of the Hinku Valley which lies below Mera Peak is very impressive. The trail gives the pleasure of experiencing the wildlife, typical Nepali villages along with a stunning view of snow-capped mountains, massive moraines, and glacial lakes.
After proper peak climbing preparation, our trek begins at Lukla. A short flight of 35 minutes will take you to Lukla from Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you’ll start your trek downhill to Chutang via the beautiful town of Surke. After a steep climb, the trail reaches to Thuli Kharka via Zatrwa La Pass (4610m) and climb down to Khartitang at 3900m. You’ll now march towards Kothe through the settlement of Thakthor. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a stunning view of Mera Peak (6476m) and Hinku Valley and walk past the beautiful forest of pine and oak and even encounter yak train. Now, the trail passes from Thangnak and proceeds to Khare through a rocky path, beautiful terraces, wide forests and traditional grazing grounds of the yaks. After climbing to the summit of Mera Peak(6476m) from high camp, you’ll now descent to Khare enjoying the sublime view of Everest (8848m), Makalu (8163m), Baruntse (7129m), Kusum Khangkaru (6367m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), and other mountain peaks. Finally, trekking along with the settlement of Thuli Kharka via Zatrwa La pass (4610m), you’ll reach Lukla and take a flight back to Kathmandu. This adventurous trek with the amusement of beautiful vegetation, wildlife and mountain peaks will make your unending walk worth remembering for a lifetime. April of May and October to November are the best time for this trekking.
Mera Peak Climbing by Himalayan Recreation is an excellent trip that integrates great transport and accommodation services along with a great team of professional staff and guides. During the trip, we put our prime focus on safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our valued clients. We assure you of an amazing and unique trekking experience of the lifetime.
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You may arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport at any time. Upon your arrival, you’ll be greeted by one of our staff members and transferred to your hotel immediately. You can spend the rest of the exploring the areas around the city. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
The Kathmandu valley is home to many historical and spiritual landmarks. Many such places are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list as well. A guided tour of these places will enable you to visit Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. You’ll be enlightened about the rich history of these places at the golden age. At the end of the day, you’ll return to your hotel room. For night you’ll stay at the guesthouse in Kathmandu.
After a short flight of 35 minutes from Kathmandu, you’ll reach Lukla. Stunning view of mountains including Everest (8848m) and gorgeous landscapes welcome you to the region and the landing will take your breath away, literally. Lukla airport is known to be one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Once you reach Lukla, you can roam around the local market and even interact with the local people. Overnight stay at Lukla.
Today is the first day of the trek. After breakfast, we’ll start our trek to Chutang from Lukla. Along with pine and rhododendron forest and steep hills, you’ll move forward to the beautiful town of Surke. After crossing the thick forest on the hillside below the Kalo Himal Ridge, you’ll walk past many streams and cross few suspension bridges before reaching the settlement of Chutang. Overnight stay at Chutang.
Today you’ll ascend towards the settlement of Thakthor walking past the forest of juniper and tall pine along with other local vegetation. On the way forward, you’ll enjoy the view of Mera Peak (6476m) and Hinku Valley with the huge possibilities of encountering with mountains wild animals such as jungle cat, sloth bear, fox, leopard and many more. Overnight stay at Kothe.
From Kothe, it takes you about four hours of the good walk to reach Thangnak. Following the west bank of the riverbed, a steep climb to the top of the ridge gives you a stunning view of Kusum Khangkaru Peak(6367m), Mt. Charpate (6769m), Mera Peak(6476m), and a Buddhist Gomba in the lap of the big rock. Thangnak is a summer grazing area where you’ll find a huge settlement of yaks and a few local people. Overnight stay at Thangnak.
The trail goes towards east following the Charpate Tal crossing lateral moraine and windy paths which paves the way towards Dig Kharka (4650m), close to the foot of the Hinku-Nup Glacier. You’ll now walk past Sabai Tsho glacial lake and ascend further up along with the sublime beauty of nature and lush vegetation. After a walk of three and a half hours, you’ll finally reach Khare from where you can witness the glorious view of the north face of Mera Peak (6476m). Overnight stay at Khare.
On this day, you’ll trek towards Mera Base Camp via Mera Glacier along with the steep route. The trek route takes you around four hours to reach the Base Camp (5300m). The route is at a high altitude and you’ll see landscapes resembling that of the large plateau. You’ll walk past sloppy landscapes and cross numerous bridges. Once you reach your destination, you will be introduced to using crampons, rope, and ice axe. Overnight stay at Mera Base Camp.
Along with a stunning view of mountains such as Everest (8848m), Makalu (8163m), Baruntse (7129m), Kusum Khangkaru (6367m), and so on, you’ll ascend towards High Camp (5780m). The trail goes through the glacier to the snow-covered path. As a reward for trekking through the difficult trail, you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful views of the Kanchenjunga (8586m) and Mera Peak (6476m). Finally, climbing further upon a fixed rope and walking on a sloppy landscape, you will reach High Camp. Overnight stay at High Camp.
Since it is the summit day, we start early in the morning. We climb towards the summit of Mera Peak (6476m). The trail goes towards the south-east and then east to the main summit ridge of Mera. Ascending on a fixed rope takes you through the snow-covered trail to the peak of Mera. The view atop the peak is captivating, to say the least, and the panoramic scene is bound to render you speechless. The Himalayan alignment of the mightiest of the peaks in Everest massif including the Everest (8848m) and several others is marvellous. After enjoying the views from the summit, you’ll descend down to Mera Base Camp via High Camp. Ascending and mostly descending on the rocky terrain and steep slopes, you’ll continue the trek. Crossing Mera Glacier along with long steep route, you’ll move towards windy paths and lateral moraine. On the way to Khare, you’ll thoroughly enjoy the natural beauty and lush vegetation of this region. Overnight stay at Khare.
Early in the morning, you’ll start your trek towards Kothe via Thangnak. Along with Sabai Tsho glacial lake, the trail further moves towards Dig Kharka (4650m), close to the foot of the Hinku-Nup Glacier. Once you reach Thangnak where you will find a huge settlement of yaks, a stunning view of the Himalayan realm appears at the distance which paves the way to the settlement of Kothe. Overnight stay at Kothe.
After breakfast, you’ll descend towards the settlement of Thuli Kharka walking past the forest of juniper and tall pine along with other local vegetation. On the way downward, you’ll enjoy the view of Mera Peak (6476m) and Hinku Valley with the huge possibilities of encountering with mountains wild animals such as jungle cat, sloth bear, fox, leopard and many more. It takes you about five to six hours to reach Thuli Kharka via Thakthor. Overnight stay at Thuli Kharka.
Today you’ll walk past the villages of Chutang and Surke on the way to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass. Enjoying the glorious view of Numbur Himal (6958m), Kongde Ri (6187m), Karyolung peak (6511m) and many other mountains, you’ll walk along rhododendron forests making up a pleasant path. Finally, crossing many streams and few suspension bridges, you will reach Lukla where you’ll spend the night. This is last evening in the mountains so it might be the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with our staff. Overnight stay at Lukla.
After a short flight of 35mins from Lukla, you’ll reach Kathmandu. The Everest region bids you farewell as you head to Kathmandu. Once you reach Kathmandu, you can roam around the local markets in Thamel where you can buy souvenirs. In the evening, you can enjoy the cultural dinner back at your hotel where you will spend the night. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Approximately two hours before your scheduled flight, you’ll be dropped off at Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. You can even share your experience with us on the way or you can alternatively join other activities.
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TRAVEL INSURANCEProof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers trekking as an activity up to 6000m. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking. We have some suggestions on finding an insurance company on our Terms of Service Page
EXTRA COSTS AND EXCLUSIONSOur trekking packages are pretty much all inclusive when you arrive in Nepal. Here are additional expenses that you can plan on while trekking:
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- Sleeping Bag Rental $20 and Down Jacket $15 if needed.
- All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu.
- We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek – Plan on around 10% of the cost of your trek.
- We don’t include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
- The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few of the tea houses for between $4 and $6. Charging electronic devices is possible in the tea houses and charging costs between $1 and $3 an hour.
- Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($40/night) and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.
SOLO TRAVELERSWe generally don’t charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request.
CANCELLATION POLICIESWe understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit minus a $150 cancellation fee. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.
EQUIPEMENTThe following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost. HEAD
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Head torch
- Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
- Fleece jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Down jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants (long)
- Waterproof Pants
- Thin inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Comfortable Hiking boots
- Sleeping bag rated to – 20°C
- Trekking bags/duffel bag
- Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
- Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
- Water bottle or camel bag
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