• Duration18 Days
  • Diffculty-LevelTechnical Challenging
  • Max. Altitude6,476 m
  • Best SeasonApril, May, September and October

Overview

It is not only a technical climbing trip in Everest Region but also connects with the visit of local Sherpa culture, traditions, and lifestyles. The high Himalayan Peaks including Mt. Everest are wonderful from the top of Mera Peak and also the Glaciers and Lakes.

The Mera Peak climbing journey commences after a short Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and gradually follows the trail along the River to the Hinku Valley. With proper acclimatization by hiking in the high-altitude geography, a long foothill journey from Lukla prepares the climbers to have a successful summit of Mera Peak.

Highlights

  • Climbing the Mera Peak, the highest trekking peak in Nepal.
  • Exploring the beautiful view of the mountains such as Mount Everest, Makalu, Kanchanjungha, Amadablam, Thamserku, and many others.   
  • Exploring the Sherpa Villages, the people, and their lifestyle.
  • An opportunity to explore the beautiful Everest region.

Itinerary & Map

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  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Welcome dinner
  • Altitude:1400 m

We will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival day. Our airport representative will take you to the hotel and assist you in check-in. As your arrival time may fluctuate, we have not planned anything on this day. The remaining day is free to explore around the streets of Thamel and get used to the surroundings. In the evening, we will have a welcome dinner where you can meet with the rest of the team members.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast only
  • Altitude:1400 m

Today's sightseeing tour in Kathmandu will give you a good insight into Nepali art and architecture. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath. All of these monuments hold great importance in the history of Nepal. Later in the evening, you will meet with the trek guide and have a quick briefing session about the trek.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
  • Altitude:2,835 m

After early morning breakfast, you will take a short 30 minutes flight to the starting point of the trek, Lukla. The flight offers stunning aerial views of the Himalayan mountains. Upon landing at the Lukla airport, meet with the porters and begin descending towards Phakding village. It will be a three hours trek today. The trail goes along the Dudh Koshi River and lush forests. From Phakding, you will continue trekking towards paiya , the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast,Lunch.Dinner
  • Altitude:2,846m/9,338ft

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 Panggom Village whose settlers are dependent on farming and trading. Overnight in Panggom.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
  • Altitude:2,863m/9,394ft

We begin our trek after breakfast. After trekking out of Panggom, we cross the Panggom La pass. Then we ascend, walk on a steady path and turn north. We cross Peseng Kharka Khola first then after walking for some time, reach Peeng Kharka Danda. We cross Ningsow Khola (stream) before reaching the Ningsow Village. Overnight in Ningsow.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
  • Altitude:2,800m/9,187ft

From Ningsow, we climb first then descend for a while and climb some more to reach Ramailo Danda. From here we get extraordinary views of Mera Peak and Salpa. After ascending and descending on our trail, we enter the Makalu Barun National Park. Our trail from here to Chhatra Khola is called Pasang Lhamu trail. On the way, if we are lucky, we might even come across the elusive Red Panda. Overnight in Chhatra Khola.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
  • Altitude:3,691m/12,110ft

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

 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Altitude:4,358m/14,299ft

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.

 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Altitude:5,045m/16,553ft

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.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Altitude:5,045m/16,553ft

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.

 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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.

 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Altitude:6,461m/21,199ft

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.

 

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Altitude:5,045m/16,553ft

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.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Altitude:3,691m/12,110ft

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.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Altitude:4,300m/14,108ft

We begin our trek to Thuli Kharka after breakfast. We climb up and descend, cross several tributaries of the Inkhu Khola before reaching a forked trail nearby Taktho. We choose the trail on our right and continue walking. Our trail passes by a Chorten after which we walk downhill on a steep trail. Next, we ascend to Thuli Kharka and pass by another Chorten on the way. Overnight in Thuli Kharka.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Altitude:4,600m/15,093ft

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 Chutang 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.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Altitude:1,350m/4,429ft

Another scenic flight from Lukla will take you back to Kathmandu. The flight will be short. You will have an entire day in Kathmandu to explore tourist sites, shop, and relax. Farewell dinner in the evening.

  • Meals:Breakfast only

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 Himalayan Glacier 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 Details

Includes
  • Airport Pick-up drop
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary
  • City sightseeing by private vehicle including all entrance fees and tour guide
  • Meals during the treks (daily three meals and three tea/coffees )
  • Best available teahouse/lodge accommodations during the trek on twin sharing basis
  • Seasonal fruits during the treks
  • Highly experienced English-speaking friendly, helpful guide, climbing guide, and porters (one porter for two trekkers), including all their salary, food, accommodation, transportation, equipment, and accidental insurance.
  • Round trip flight tickets, including airport departure taxes ( KTM-LUK-KTM)
  • Down jacket, Sleeping bag, duffel bag, trekking map (Note: Down jacket and sleeping bag need to be returned after the completion of the trip and you can take a duffel bag as a souvenir)
  • Mystic Adventure Holidays' T-shirt
  • General climbing equipment such as rope, screw, snow bar, etc.
  • Trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit (carried by your leader)
  • Sagarmatha National Park's fee and Rural Municipality entry permit
  • Mera Peak Climbing Permit 
  • All government taxes and service charges
Excludes
  • Nepalese entry visa fee.
  • International Flights Ticket
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance ( Mandatory)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • Compulsory to Tips For Guide and supporting staff (Min. 10% of Paying amount)
  • All the expenses i.e. not mentioned in the includes section

Additional Info

ACCOMMODATION ON THE MERA PEAK CLIMB / TREK

Accommodation on the trek, before and after the climb of Mera Peak, is in comfortable lodges run by local families, unless people specify a preference for tents. Each lodge has a central communal area with a stove, while the bedrooms are unheated with two beds and mattresses, blankets, and pillows. You will need to bring a sleeping bag. The lodges generally have showers that are powered by gas and some use the infamous ‘drop’ toilets, though most now have flush systems now. 

Food on the trek is very good quality and a mixture of local Nepali / Sherpa food and western recipes. The local Dal Bhat or Momos are an excellent choice and burgers & chips are a common meal in Lukla, however less likely on the trek to Mera Peak as this area is not as developed, nor busy as the main trail north of Lukla to Everest. You will find everything from beer to batteries to Mars bars available in the lodges and local shops along the trail

 

MERA PEAK KIT LIST

  • Large duffle bag or rucksack & liner
  • 45 Ltr day pack
  • Stuff sacks, waterproof, various sizes
  • Expedition Jacket, PrimaLoft or down
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers, Goretex or equivalent (softshell)
  • Gaiters
  • Trekking trousers and shorts, Tshirts, shirts
  • Fleece or woolen tops
  • Base layer tops and bottoms
  • Thin socks and thick socks
  • Warm hat, buff/balaclava, sunhat
  • Liner gloves, warm gloves, mitts
  • Sunglasses Cat 3 UV polaroid
  • Mountaineering boots graded B1 or B2 to accommodate crampons
  • Trekking boots and hut shoes
  • 4-season sleeping bag (comfort temperature -20C) and compression sack
  • Thermarest or thick foam sleeping mat for camping only
  • Walking poles
  • Head torch & spare batteries
  • 2x 1 liter drink bottles and covers
  • Pee bottle
  • 12 point crampons
  • Mountaineering harness
  • Walking axe & leash
  • Climbing slings 2 x 120cm
  • Screwgate karabiners x 2
  • Ascender (jumar)
  • Prussic loop
  • Wash Kit and first aid, towel

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