Mera Peak Climbing (6654m)

  • Mera Peak

Overview

Mera Peak (6654m.), one of the highest peaks in Nepal is technically easy that entails little more than crampons, ice axe etc. Mera Peak lies between the mighty peak of Mount Everest and Mont Blanc. Along with the landscape of high elevation while ascending Mera Peak, Unique Adventure will assist you to see Mt. Everest (8848m.), Lhotse (8516m.), Cho-Oyu (8201m.), Makalu (8463m.), Nuptse (7855m.), Kanchenjunga (8586m.) and Chamlang (7319m.) amongst many others; different community of Sherpa, Tamang, Brahman, Chhetri, Newar and great Himalayan scenery.

The path moves all the way through the pristine rhododendron, silver fir, oak forest etc. En-route, you can see Mera Glacier and striking alpine lake. Also, Mera Peak trek will provide you with the typical Sherpa society of the Solukhumbu which will be a daydream experience. Mera Peak also has some crevasses all around, and the path can be challenging.

Our trek will begin by moving southeast from Lukla. We will walk all along a high, rocky edge via dense forests and cross several rivers before reaching at the pass and then takes us to the rural Honku Valley. Trekking in this untamed land of Himalayan is indeed an impressive experience. At Tangnag, you will rest and walk around the giant moraine and the stunning glacial lake lying north of the village. We will move forward to Khare (5,099m.) and install camp. Our way up now will follow the glacier that takes us to Mera la (5,415m.) and on to the high camp of Mera Peak. From high camp, we can witness a heart sweeping view of Kanchanjangha, Makalu, Chamlang to the east, to the north you will see Everest and Lhotse and Cho-Oyu and Amadablam to the west. This view is without doubt one of the most eye-catching in all of Nepal. Then, we will reach at the summit of Mera Peak another morning. After that we will return back down the valley to Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary Details

Day 01 : Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu international airport by our representative, transfer to hotel.

Soon after we land at Kathmandu International Airport, we meet our Nepali representatives who will clarify us about the tour. After the short description by our representatives, we are sent to our Hotels where we will be staying overnight.

Day 02 : Stay in Kathmandu for the official procedure & sightseeing, overnight at hotel.

Today you travel around Kathmandu valley which comprises visit around historical and saintly attractions; including Durbar Square, Boudhanath; one of the major stupas in Nepal, Swayambhunath; top on the hill in the city knows as the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath; Hindus holy place. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03 : Fly to Lukla (2856m.) and start trek to Chutok La pass (2945m.), 0.30 minutes flight and 5 hours walk approximate, overnight at guesthouse.

We take an incredible flight to Lukla. We then start walking for around 3 to 4 hours, east from Lukla, passing via a number of settlements before going into the thick forest on the hills below the Kalo Himal Edge. There are many routes leading away from the main path. As soon as we reach at Chutok La Pass.

Day 04 : Trek to Pangkongma (2950 meter) after crossing Col Khari La (3081 meter), 6 hours walk approximate, overnight at guesthouse. 

Departing from Chutok La Pass, we will cross Col Khari La (3081m.) and then ultimately reach our destination at Pangkongma (2950m.). 

Day 05 : Trek to Kurke (3800m), 5 hours walk approximate, overnight at guesthouse. 

Day 06 : Trek to Thuli Kharka (4200m), 6 hours walk appproximate, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 07 : Trek to Kothe (3800meter), 5 hours walk approximate, overnight at guesthouse.

To reach Kothe today you will have to move steep down lane all the way. On the way you pass through forests of rhododendron, juniper and other local vegetation. The views you can take pleasure in from Mera peak, Nauleku peak and many other mountains and peaks.

Day 08 : Trek to Thangnak (4350m.), 6 hours walk approximate, overnight at guesthouse. 

We walk from Kothe to Tangnang (4356m.) today passing all the way through Hinku Valley (4600m.). You will be moving all alongside the bank of stream and find bush on both sides. The lane continues to ascending and you can enjoy the scenes of Kusum Kanguru peak and many more.

Day 09 : Acclimatization at Thangnak, overnight at guesthouse. 

This is a day rest for proper acclimatization at Tangang. Here you will let your bodies recover from the past days of hiking. You will relax, soak up and experience striking views of peaks and glaciers surrounding the head of the Hinku Valley.

Day 10 : Trek to Khare, 4 hours walk approximate, overnight at guesthouse. 

We trek from Thangnang and walk towards the peak as the route moves to the east. We will reach at Dig Kharka (4,650m.) very near to the foot of the Hinku Glacier. This bestows you with enjoyable and grassy setting. Heading away from Dig Kharka and ascend above (5,000 m.). The track heads toward out of Tangnag alongside the lateral moraine at the Dig Glacier. We will halt to climb up the moraine for a view of the perfect Sabai Tso glacial lake. A move down in lake-level, caused by a current split of the natural dam is clearly visible. We will arrive at Khare in the early afternoon and have lunch. From Khare, the striking north face of Mera Peak view and Mera glacier can be seen.

Day 11 : Ascent to Mera Base camp (5200m.) via Mera La pass (5415m.), 5 hours walk approximate, overnight at tented camp. 

This is another acclimatization day as you can arrange yourself for climbing the Mera Peak. You will observe beautiful and distinctive atmosphere here.

Day 12 : Ascent to high camp (5780m.), 6 hours walk approximate, overnight at tented camp. 

Trekking from Khare to Mera High Camp (5780m.) gradually climbing up onto Mera glacier. The go up to begin with vertical, but flattens out as you get to the summit of the glacier. You will go across a long flat on peak of the glacier and then reach at the High Camp (5780m.). From here, the views are eye-catching. The remaining path leads us to the summit of Mera Peak. 

Day 13 : Summit to Mera peak (6654-meter) and back to Base Camp, 9 hours trek and climb approximate, overnight at tented camp. 

This area is reasonably covered by ice glacier. The views make you astonished as you can be delighted the Everest, Baruntse, Makalu, Kusum Kanguru and many other panoramic peak views. Moreover, you will be overwhelmed by the wonderful views that will mesmerize you forever.

Day 14 : Extra day to Summit Mera peak just incase of bad weather, overnight at tented camp.

We has set aside a day at the base camp just not to mess up our schedule because of bad day weather. 

Day 15 : Trek back to Thangnak, Overnight at guesthouse .

We move ahead from Mera Base Camp Khare to reach Thangnak and it takes around 8 hours. This day you walk all along the gradual drop path to reach Tangnang. This is a tiny village and you will see yak settlement here. On the way you pass through forests covered with rhododendron, fir and local vegetation. 

Day 16 : Trek to Tashing Dingma, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 17 : Trek to Chetava Kharka, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 18 : Trek to Chuthangma, overnight at guesthouse.

We trek from Chetava Kharka to Chutangma and it takes about five hours. Here, the trail climbs and then you trek downward path to reach Chutangma. On the way, you will walk through rocky lane. 

Day 19 : Trek to Lukla, Overnight at guesthouse.

We take a trip from Chutangmaa to Lukla and it takes around four hours. You trek all the way through forests of fir, oak, rhododendron, juniper and local vegetation. The track moves downward all the way to Lukla. Here you will get pleasure from the scenes of Numbur Himal, Karyolang peak, Kongdi Ri and many other peaks.

Day 20 : Fly back to Kathmandu, Overnight at hotel.

After travelling for around 35 minutes, we fly back to Kathmandu, in the morning and move back to the hotel.

Day 21 : Leisure day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.

Today we have a rest day in Kathmandu. It is up to us finalize; either we stay at the hotel and loosen up or go out by yourself and do shopping or similar.

Day 22 : Transfer to airport, departure onward destination.

After all the procedures at the airport, we will be departed to our respective destination.

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu (International and domestic both).
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the programme.
  • Mera Peak climbing permit fee.
  • Makalu Barun National Park entrance fee.
  • Food during the trek and climb (full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits).
  • All guesthouse accommodation during the trekking period and North Face, Salewa, Mountain Hardware or similar tented camp accommodation during the climbing period.
  • High altitude climbing leader (Sherpa guide) licensed by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).
  • Well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 4+ persons.
  • Necessary porters to/from base camp.
  • Group climbing equipment including ropes, ice screws, snow bars, harness, carbine, eight figure etc.
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu for guest and guide inclusive with all taxes and transfers.
  • Satellite phone.
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Unique Adventure sleeping bag and down jacket, duffel bag, area map.
  • First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
  • All organisational requirements.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.

What is not included?

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance (for emergency evacuation if needed whilst trekking / climbing).
  • Personal climbing gears. 
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Meals and extra night (more than stated in itinerary) accomodation in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.

Info

Necessary Gears

  • Main rope
  • Down Sleeping Bag
  • Down Jacket
  • Gore-Tex jacket
  • Trouser
  • Climbing boots
  • Trekking boot
  • ICE-axe with Ice hammer
  • Rucksack
  • Crampon
  • Stick
  • Harness
  • Get up (Boot clover)
  • Snow Glass
  • ICE Screws
  • Snow Shavel
  • Carbine Lock & unlock
  • Head Lights
  • Wind Proof Jacket & trouser
  • Down Trouser
  • Wind Proof Trouser
  • Water Bottle
  • Woolen Gloves
  • Bag Cover
  • Wind mask for climbing
  • Climbing gloves
  • Socks for climbing
  • Personal Medicine
  • Eight figure
  • Knife

Note: You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores at Kathmandu.

Note

All conditions stated in the itinerary are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.

Trip Price

US $ 2,490 per person

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Quick Fact of the Trip

  • Trip Duration : 22 days
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn
  • Country : Nepal
  • Min Altitude : 2834m
  • Max Altitude : 6654m
  • Trip starts : Kathmandu
  • Trip ends : Kathmandu
  • Group size : Min - 1

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