Mera Peak (6476m) is the highest trekking peak in Nepal and lies south of Everest. Mera Peak summit would probably be the finest viewpoint in Nepal as it offers a panoramic view of five 8000m peaks - Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Everest and Cho Oyu.
We approach the mountain through an easy paced route which gives us enough time to acclimatise. We fly to Lukla and then head south east to cross the Pangkongma La (3174m) pass to enter the forested & uninhabited Hinku valley. This region offers pure wilderness with many glacial lakes and spectacular peaks including 7000m mountains like Baruntse & Chamlang.
We stay in tea-houses till Khare & will have tents at Base Camp & High Camp. The climb is a straightforward and not technically difficult. Acclimatising to high altitude is the key to success on this trip. The itinerary is well thought out & offers enough time for acclimatization at different stages. This climb is a great option for someone who is looking at scaling a first Himalayan summit.
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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Rest/trip preparation
Rest through any signs of jet lag and last minute shopping for any required essentials in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly Lukla; trek Paiya 2730m
We take the morning flight to Lukla (2,840m), the entry point to the Khumbu Valley. You trek in the opposite direction to those heading up the Everest trail but as beautiful. Overnight camp.
Day 04: Trek Pangkongma 2846m
We climb up to a small ridgeline and then get down to the Khare Khola before climbing up steep trails to reach Pangkongma. Overnight camp.
Day 05: Trek Nashing Dingma 2591m
Hike up through forest filled with through rhododendron and bamboo to touch Pangkongma La. After the descent from the pass, we take the rope brige across the Hinku Khola and climb up to Nashing Dingma. Overnight camp.
Day 06: Trek Cholem Kharka 3600m
We ascend gradually gaining altitude through lush greenery towards the Surke La. The trail steepens just before the pass and a small descent later we reach a beautiful campsite amidst coniverous tress. Overnight camp.
Day 07: Trek Changbu Kharka 4200m
We leave behind last patches of forest and climb up tough slopes. We pass through high grazing pastures and go across a small pass to reach Khola Kharka Campsite. Overnight camp.
Day 08: Acclimatization Day
Day 09: Trek Khote 3600m
The trail goes up above the Hinku Valley before you descend some steep scree slopes and then enter the forest to arrive at floor of the valley. We camp right by the gushing river.
Day 10: Trek Tangnag 4360m
You continue by the riverbed upwards the valley to reach Tangnag. Overnight camp.
Day 11: Acclimatization Day
Day 12: Trek Khare 5000m
An enjoyable hike up trail continues to Khare where will set up camp, a little below the Mera Glacier. Overnight Camp.
Day 13: Cross the Mera La 5400m to Mera Peak base camp 5300m
You climb through rocky patches before you hit the glacier where we rope up. Bit of climbing through the glacier and snowslopes gets you to the top of Mera La. We descend 100m from the pass where we set up our Base Camp.
Day 14: Acclimatization Day
Day 15: Climb High Camp 5800m
Half a days hike up on relatively easy snow slopes to high camp, all the time being careful about the crevasses.
Day 16: Mera Peak Ascent 6476m; trek back Khare
Climbing above summit camp you see the Mera north and central towering afar on the other end of a vast snowfield. We climb through the snowfields to reach a ridge after which you climb a steep section to the summit of Mera central. This last 50m snow slope will have fixed rope for which you will use ascenders. Once on the summit, you will be greeted by some of the grandest views of World's highest peaks. The view will make you forget your tiredness as you
Day 17: Contingency Day
For bad weather or any other unforseen circumstances.
Day 18: Trek back Khote
We retrace our steps back towards lukla.
Day 19: Trek Thuli Kharka 4300m
Day 20: Trek Lukla
We reach back to where it all started. Spend a leisurely evening in Lukla. Overnight hotel
Day 21: Fly Kathmandu
We fly back to Kathmandu. Free day to go shopping and walking around the town.
Day 22: Depart Kathmandu
Onward to your next destination. Trip ends!
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KATHMANDU TO KATHMANDU
- - International & domestic arrival/departure transfers
- - 3* hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary on B/B basis
- - Domestic flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
- - Makalu-Barun National Park Fee
- - Mera Peak Climbing Permit Fee
- - TIMS card
- - Full Board meals during trekking & climbing period
- - Twin share tent at base camp & high camp
- - All group climbing gear
- - Climbing Sherpa & a Nepali speaking guide
- - Porterage of all gear & client luggage
- - GST as applicable (Subject to change as per govt rules).
- - International airfare
- - Nepal Entry Visa fee
- - Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- - Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation costs
- - Personal climbing gear
- - Any Personal expenses like phone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, internet etc
- - Tips for Sherpa, cook, porters
- - Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of White Magic