MERA PEAK CLIMBING
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1350m)
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will receive you there and transfer you to the hotel. In the evening, we will have a short orientation meeting about the trip information and we will let you see your guide and porter or the climbing, leader. At the same time, you are expected to settle all dues amount and also be with passport, travel insurance and 2 passport sized photographs.
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation
This sightseeing tour commences after breakfast at around 8. You will have lunch during the tour in the afternoon. So, you have better have some money, Nepali currency is expected. For the whole day You will be exploring Kathmandu valley, a valley of temples, major historical cultural heritages like Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath which are enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The tour ends at around 4 pm-Overnight in Hotel-
Day 03: Kathmandu-Lukla – Paiya
The flight to Lukla takes early in the morning. Sometimes the flight to Lukla may get disturbed due to unfavourable weather condition. First, the guide will come to receive you at the hotel and take you to the airport for the flight. It is 35 minutes scenic flight to Tenzing- Hillary airport located into the lap of mountains. After you get Lukla, you begin to trek through woods and get to Surke village. From Surke, we move to South and cross Chutok La pass and finally get Paiya which is also known as Chutok. Overnight at a guest house at Chutok or Paiya.
Day 04: Paiya to Panggom (2,846m) Duration: 5-6 hours
From Paiya, we trek down until we arrive at a small bridge. Then, we begin to trek along slippery and narrow trail till we cross Kari Las Pass. Now, we trek through rhododendron and bamboo. We also experience Dudhkosi Valley today. Our further trek takes us finally to Panggom. Overnight at a guest house at Panggom.
Day 05: Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m) Duration: 4-5 hours
We leave Panggom after our breakfast. We then trek to cross Panggom La Pass. Then, the ascent begins. We cross two different major streams before reaching Ningsow Village. Overnight at a guest house at Ningsow village.
Day 06: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800m) Duration: 7-8 hours
We begin our trek after breakfast. First, we ascend for a while and descend begins which takes us to Ramailo Danda. Ramailo Danda is a viewpoint which offers us astonishing views of Mera Peak and Salpa. After we enjoy the views, we enter into Makalu Barun National Park. If we are fortunate enough, we even see Red Panda. Overnight at a guest house at Chhatra Khola
Day 07: Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m) Duration: 6-7 hours
Today we catch the mail trail to Mera Peak and begin to walk to the North. The next destination we get to is Majang Khola. Our further move takes us to Hinku Khola. The trail is now straightforward and we now arrive at Tashing Ongma which has tea shops. We further continue our trek crossing the bridge over Sanu Khola and finally, we arrive at Kothe. Overnight at a guest house at Kothe.
Day 08: Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m) Duration: 3-4 hours
We, now, trek along the ridge of Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. Today we come across 200-year-old Lungumgba Gompa. We get some information about the trail to Mera Peak in the rock around its premises. And now we come across a short walk which finally takes us to Thaknak. Thaknak is a summer grazing area with traditional lodges and shops. Overnight at a guest house at Thaknak.
Day 09: Thaknak to Khare (5,045m) Duration: 2-3 hours
Today, we do not have to work longer. After we leave Thaknak, we come across moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka. Dig Kharka offers us magnificent views of Charpate Himal. We again encounter with moraines like Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers. Then, we further climb the steep cliff in order to get Khare. Khare provides us with the northern face of Mera Peak. After we have lunch, we can do further exploration of Khare and enjoy some spectacular views of Mera Peak. Overnight at a guest house at Khare
Day 10: Khare: Acclimatization and pre-climb training
Today is a spare day for acclimatization and pre-climb training. We learn some basic skills of climbing. Our team leader will help us to learn these skills. We learn how to use our climbing gears like the ice axe, harness, ascender climbing boots and crampons in best ways. Besides, we also learn some skills of using the rope in an efficient way. Overnight at a guest house at Khare.
Day 11: Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m) Duration: 6-7 hours
We trek along the steep trail to get Mera Peak Base Camp. Then, we head to Mera La Pass which takes us to Mera High Camp. On the way, we encounter with several technical rocky crevasses. We make our trail to the top of the high camp. Then, we set up a camp at the high camp. From high camp, we celebrate exhilarating views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse. Overnight at a guest house at Mera High Camp.
Day 12: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m) and back to Khare (5045m) Duration: 8-9 hours
Today is really challenging and the most significant day for us because we are going to scale the summit and come back to Khare. We get up early in the morning at around 2-3 and begin our adventure to the summit of Mera Peak. If we do begin our trip late today, we will be troubled by the strong wind. But the route is not technical. We climb higher parting the air and put the final step at the summit. It may require to fix the rope in some cases. From the summit, we capture breathtaking 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.
Then we descend to high camp and celebrate our victory for some time and finally move forward to Khare. Overnight at a guest house at Khare.
Day 13: Journey security
This is a contingency day in case we are challenged by bad weather. It doesn’t happen in all the cases. So, we need this day. Even sometimes we have a slow worker and the problem of altitude sickness. For this, we require this day. Overnight at a guest house at Khare.
Day 14: Khare to Kothe (3600m) Duration: 4-5 hours
We descend down following the same trail as we used previously. At Kothe, we can still celebrate our success of scaling the summit of Mera Peak. Overnight at a guest house at Kothe.
Day 15: Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4,300m) Duration: 5-6 hours
We leave Kothe after breakfast for Thuli Kharka. We have several ascends and descends and also encounter with tributaries of the Inkhu Khola. We also pass a Chorten. We ascend to Thuli Kharka by passing by another Chorten. Overnight at a guest house at Thuli Kharka.
Day 16: Thuli Kharla to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass: Duration: 6-7 hours
This is the last day trekking on the mountain on this trip. We trek down to Lukla Valley which is surrounded by mountain giants including Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Number Himal, Kusum Khangru and other Himalayan peaks. We enjoy the evening by having liquors and dishes. Overnight at the guesthouse at Lukla.
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu
Today, we have a short flight of 35 minutes from Lukla to Kathmandu. We will be received by the representative at Kathmandu airport and transferred to the airport. In the evening, we enjoy farewell dinner.
Day 18: Final departure: We drop you to the airport for your departure according to your scheduled flight.
The peak Mera (6476m) is located in Everest. It is without doubt one of the most beautiful trekking peaks in Nepal. J.O.M Roberts and Sen Tenzing made the first ascent of Mera peak on May 20, 1953. Their route is the most used, but there are other more or less easy routes to reach the summit. The trek is done in 12 days. An attractive glacier route, with a regular ascent for good acclimatization. From the top extends one of the most beautiful panoramas in Nepal. A breathtaking view of the great Himalayans: Chamlang, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Baruntse to the east and then Cho-Oyu, Ama Dablam and Kangtega to the west. To the north, you can see Everest and the untouched south face of Lhotse and Nuptse.