Mera Peak is an exciting , scenically and highest trekking peak in Nepal becoming popular among trekkers and climbers. it is suitable for all trekkers who dare to dream of standing on a Himalaya and get opportunity to explore the panoramic view of all the highest peaks around. Technically it is not that difficult but altitude is out there demanding on account of the altitude and our itinerary has been carefully designed for proper acclimatization for the climbers. Our trip begins following a short and exciting flight to the Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla and continues walks of several days will take us to area of Mera valley.
Various types of himalayan flora and fauna
Beautiful himalayan scenery of Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhotse etc
Summit of Mera Peak (6474 Mtr/21235 Ft) one of the highest trek peak in Khumbu
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1400 Mtr/4592 Ft)
Our airport representative with name board will come to pick up in airport. The tour starts at our hotel in Kathmandu. There will be a full trek briefing this evening and welcome dinner in typical nepali restaurant with nepali cultural dances.
Day 2: Sighseeing in Kathmandu
After the breakfast our city tour guide with luxury vehicle will come to pick you up for the city sightseeing of some UNESCO world heritage sites for half day.After that your free time for leisure and preparation for the trek.( Exchanging the money,shopping, gear check etc)
Day 3: Schedule flight to Lukla and Trek to Paiya ( 2800 Mtr/9184 Ft)
We fly to the mountain airstrip of Lukla (2,800m) with beautiful views of Himalayan ranges if the weather permited.and start the first day trek with full of energy and enthusiasm. We walk down to Surke crossing bridge. Then steep climb on until Paiya.
Day 4: Trek to Pangom( 2850 Mtr/9348 Ft)
Our day start with walking in the rhododendron and bamboo forest.it takes 5 hours to get Pangom.
Day 5: Trek to Ngingsaw (2745 Mtr/9003 Ft)
Walk in forest,Crossing over panggom La and crossing ngigsaw khola(river) in 4 hours of slow walk brings us in ngingsaw. The lodges are very basic as tourist influence is very low. Not that much views of mountains but flora fauna and culture, tradition of local people can be explore.Mostly people depending on farming.
Day 6: Trek to Chatrakhola(3150 Mtr/10332 Ft)
Today entering to Makalu barun national park.Today is quite long walk than usual. We walk mostly in forest up and down, steep in some section. About 7 hours of walk takes us in Chatrakhola.
Day 7: Trek to Kothe(3550 Mtr/11644 Ft)
Walking towards the north to the main trails to Mera Peak. We walk Straight through the bamboo and pine forest in the narrow trails in Hunku valley.We continue walk by the ridge of the river all the way to Kothe, where we going to spend night.
Day 8: Trek to Thagnag(4300 Mtr/14104 Ft)
After breakfast, we head on towards Thangnag along the river gradually up all the way. It takes 3 hours to get toThagnag.We spend the night in thagnag today.
Day 10: Trek to Khare(5000 Mtr/16400 Ft)
Begin to walk on landslides moraine and steep climb about 1 hour take us to plain pastureland. Gradually up for 30 minutes then steep climb for 1 hours brings us in Khare. Mera peak is just infront of us in the right side.
Day 11: Acclimatization Day in Khare
After breakfast , we walk up to 5500 Meter range for acclimatization then after lunch checkup all climbing gears and we will have some basic coach about climbing, method of walking and technique to use climbing gears and so on.
Day 12: Trek to Mera Highcamp(5800 Mtr/19024 Ft)
Two more days of adventure in snow and altitude. We head towards highcamp. Steep climb of ridge over khare, crossing the gradually up terrain of rock then brings us in snow line. From there we should use crampon all way to highcamp and walk 3 more hours on snow field gradually up, zigzag and some steep sections.Mera highcamp is in altitude of 5800 Meter. Lot chance to get headache,recommended to take more liquid. Foods are not in menu choice but the superior foods will be served.
Day 13: Mera Summit and Back Down to Khare
We start quite early,We wake up at 1 AM, Breakfast at 1:30 by 2 AM we leave from highcamp. Technically it is not tough but too far distance to get to summit.After summiting, fully enjoy the incredible views of all the mountain surrounding us. Can get 360 best panoramic views. After spending 30 minutes, descent down to high camp for some hot soups, then we descend down to khare for night stay.
Day 14: Trek to Kothe (3550 Mtr/11644 Ft)
After late breakfast, we descend down slowly, same trail which we took on the way up. We will have lunch in Thagnag then following the Hunku river with easy walk, because of gradually down wards. we will spend night in Kothe.
Day 15: Trek to Chatra La/Thuli Kharka (4300 Mtr/14104 Ft)
We walk in forest gradually downward for 1 hour, after the lunch steep climb in rhododendron forest until Chatra la.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2610 Mtr/8560 Ft)
After the breakfast, our walk begins with steep climbing on pasture then terminal moraine until chatra la. Then Steep descend until Lukla. Small trails on the steep hill looks dangerous , so should be very careful until lunch place in Kharka Teng. After that the trails become more natural and easy to descend down.
Day 17: Scheduled Flight to Kathmandu
Today we have a early breakfast in order to catch the flights,sometimes weather doesn’t permits, should be patient for the waiting. It takes about 30 minutes to get to Kathmandu.
Day 18: Liesure day in Kathmandu
Trip is over now, you can take your own time for shopping,sightseeing and relaxing.Thamel area is full of shops and restaurants and coffee shops for those who want a more relaxing day.We will have the farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with nepali cultural music and dances to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.
Day 19: Flight Back to home
You will be transfer to airport for final departure.
All airport/hotel pick ups and drops within Nepal
Flight Fare for both way (KTM-LUA-KTM)
All trekking permits and Climbing Permits
All Meals (Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner ) During the trek and climbing period
3 Star hotel accomodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
All ground transportation on a comfortable vehicle as per the itenerary
An experienced English speaking and government licensed trekking guide and Climbing guides
All Climbing Gears
All Camping Equipment for Base Camp during Climbing
Porter Services(2 Trekkers : 1 Porter)
Medical kit incase of Emergency
Insurance for Naepali Staffs
Sleeping Bag for the trek
Welcome and farewell dinner
Staffs Cost including their Salary, food , accomodation and equipments
What's not included
Nepal Visa Fee
Personal Trekking gears
International Flight fare
Lunch and Dinner in the city , extra night accomodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure and early return from the trek due to any reason than the scheduled itenerary
Any rescue cost
Tips for Guide and Staffs
Personal Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses as phone calls, laundry , Bar, Battery charge, extra porter, shower and bottled or boiled water
Helicopter charter flight
Excess baggage charges ( can be carried only 15 Kg including in Airfare)
Good to Know
Face Mask /Muffler
Wind stopper/Waterproof Jacket
Fleece Jacket/ trousers
Woolen gloves/Water/wind proof gloves
Trekking Trousers(light weight long Paint)
wind stopper/waterproof Paint
Fleece or woolen pants
Medium Rucksack (50-70 Ltr)
Small Day Pack
Personal Medical Kit
Large Duffel bag
Head lamp with extra Batteries
Sun Glasses with UV protection
Spare batteries for Camera and Flash Light
Suitcase (For stored in Kathmandu hotel for not needed items for trek)
Thin Lightwear/heavy poly or wool Socks
Equipment List for Climbing
Wind Stopper Jacket and Trousers
Big Rucksack (Minimum 40 Ltr )
(Rest All equipment will be provided by Khumbu Alpine Travel)