Mera Peak Climbing is one of the most popular peak climbing trips in the Everest region. While not technical, we will at times require crampons and to be guided by ropes. Among the non-technical peaks of Nepal, Mt. Mera, at 6,461 meters, is the tallest. We stay at teahouses during most of the trek but will be sleeping in tents for several days during our Mera peak climbing.
We start from Lukla airport following a short flight from Kathmandu. Normally, the trekking and Mera peak climbing packages lead you through the Dudh Koshi valley but this route is different, allowing you to experience typical Sherpa villages and valleys. The landscape is beautiful as you ascend rocky trails on the way up. After about a week of trekking, plus a rest day for acclimatization, we reach our base camp at roughly 5,300 meters. High camp is at 5,780 meters. During your stay at these camps, you’ll have pre-climbing practice sessions and instructions about the use of crampons, ice axes, ropes, and other materials. The summit day is outstanding. You ascend a long way to reach the top point and get fabulous Himalayan views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,481m), Cho Oyu (8,201m) and other surrounding peaks. We return to the village of Khare and over the next several days making our way back to Lukla and our return flight to Kathmandu.
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Amazing view from Mera Peak climbing.
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m).
Day 02:City tour or free day.
Day 03:Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (2,730m).
Day 04:Paiya to Pangkoma (2,850m).
Day 05:Pangkoma to Nigmsa (2,745m).
Day 06:Nigmsa to Chetrakhola (3,150m).
Day 07:Chetrakhola to Kothe (3,550m).
Day 08:Kothe to Tangnang (4,350m).
Day 09:Rest Day at Tangnang.
Day 10:Tangnang to Khare (5,045m).
Day 11:Khare to Mera Peak Base Camp (5,300m).
Day 12:Mera Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5,780m).
Day 13:Summit Mera Peak (6,461m), back to Khare (5,045m).
Day 14:Khare to Kothe (3,550m).
Day 15:Kothe to Thuli Kharka (3,490m).
Day 16:Thuli Kharka to Lukla (2,860m).
Day 17:Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 18:Rest day, farewell dinner.
Personal Gear: Climbing boot, Crampons, Ice ax/ Ice hammer, Harness, Jammers, Karabiners, Finger eight / ATC guide, Tap sling, etc. (Possible to hire at Khare).
Tips: Climbing Sherpa, High Altitude Guide and Tips for staff.
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m). Namaste and welcome to Nepal! A Nepal Hiking Trek representative will meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. Bed and breakfast plan (BB).
Day 02City tour or free day.to explore and shop on your own. The tour includes the Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath Stupa. We offer an expert tour guide for this day excursion. BB.
Day 03Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (2,730m). Early in the morning, we go to the domestic airport for a short, scenic flight to Lukla. We walk gradually for a few hours to Paiya. Overnight at lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included (BLD).
Day 04Paiya to Pangkoma (2,850m). We walk eastward, leaving the trail that leads to Phaplu. We cross the Khari-La and walk through terraced land and a good trail that gradually leads us to Pangkongma. Overnight at lodge. BLD
Day 05Pangkoma to Nigmsa (2,745m). Walking through a rhododendron and bamboo forest, we ascend to the Pangkoma-La pass. From here, we can see the stunning Mera Peak for the first time. We trek down to the valley bottom and enjoy views of snowy peaks. Crossing the Hinku River, we ascend for a few hours and reach Nigmsa. Overnight at lodge. BLD
Day 06Nigmsa to Chetrakhola (3,150m). Walking gradually, we cross a stream and continue through a hemlock and juniper forest along a rocky trail. Overnight at lodge. BLD
Day 07Chetrakhola to Kothe (3,550m). We walk above the Hinku valley and climb down a steep trail and through meadows. Then we walk through a rhododendron, hemlock and birch forest. Kothe, our destination, is a tiny Sherpa village. Overnight at lodge. BLD
Day 08Kothe to Tangnang (4,350m).From Kothe, we follow a riverbed and continue on the main Mera peak climbing trail. The trail goes through an open meadow, surrounded by a juniper forest. We move towards the deep valley enjoying the panoramas of the western face of Mera and Kusum Kanguru. Gradually, we reach Tangnang. Overnight at lodge. BLD
Day 09Rest Day at Tangnang. At this elevation, we require a rest and acclimatization day. To stay active, we walk to the top of a ridge with an altitude of 5,000 meters where we get great views of Mera, Chamlang and Kusum Kanguru peaks. Overnight at lodge. BLD
Day 10Tangnang to Khare (5,045m). We have a short walking day, slowly walking to Dig Kharka and Khare. Camping. BLD
Day 11Khare to Mera Peak Base Camp (5,300m). We walk over glacier to Mera Peak Base Camp, where we have time to do some practice climbing and familiarize ourselves with our equipment. Camping. BLD
Day 12Mera Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5,780m).Now it gets challenging. We walk from 5,200 to 5,800 meters, where we set up high camp. We have a great chance to see Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Everest, Cho Oyu and Makalu peaks. Check everything thoroughly and keep yourselves busy with climbing training. Camping. BLD
Day 13Summit Mera Peak (6,461m), back to Khare (5,045m).The long and most awaited day of the trip! We get up early in the chilling cold and follow a guided-rope fixed route. The altitude crosses 6,000 meters, so we walk slowly in the thin air. Most of the trail is at a moderate grade, but as we get close to the top, it gets more steep. At the top, we can enjoy the sun rising over Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Everest and Cho Oyu peaks. Following a roped path, we descend to Khare. Camping. BLD
Day 14Khare to Kothe (3,550m). We continue our descent, much faster than the climbing time, and notice the returning levels of oxygen in the air. Overnight at lodge. BLD
Day 15Kothe to Thuli Kharka (3,490m).We trek down through dense Juniper woods on a rocky path. Overnight at lodge. BLD
Day 16Thuli Kharka to Lukla (2,860m).We enjoy our last walking day and ultimately approach Lukla, where we can enjoy a hot shower and a good meal. Overnight at lodge. BLD
Day 17Fly back to Kathmandu. Early in the morning, we go to the airport to fly back to Kathmandu. From the Kathmandu airport, we transfer you to your hotel. BB
Day 18Rest day, farewell dinner. Enjoy a full day in Kathmandu, whether it’s shopping in Thamel, visiting historical sites or a well-deserved trekker’s massage. We also want to celebrate your adventure with a farewell dinner. BB
Day 19Departure. After a memorable experience, we take you to the airport for your flight home. Thank you for your journey with us!