Mera Peak climb with the Mingbo La Pass
The Mera Peak climbing and continue going across Mingbo La Pass is one of the lifetime adventurous activities in Nepal Himalayas. This Mera Peak climb with the Mingbo La Pass will take you to the crest of Mera Peak – Nepal’s highest peak to trek and constantly leads to the pass Mingbo La. The trek can be dangerous while crossing over Mingbo La as the path goes all along the glacial moraine.
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. And, 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.
This 23-days strenuous Mera Peak climb with the Mingbo La Pass designed by Unique Adventure will let you collect the most memorable experience ever going across Mingbo La Pass and make way up to Mera Peak, spectacular scenery of the massive Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8848m.), Mt. Lhotse (8516m.), Mt. Makalu (8463m.), Nare Glacier and Honku Nup Glacial lake. Go for Mera Peak climb with the Mingbo La Pass during the spring and autumn season to witness the most beautiful setting if the region.
Days 01 : Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International airport by our representative, transfer to Hotel.
Soon after your arrival 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.
Days 02 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, 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.
Days 03 : Fly to Lukla (2856m.) and start trek to Chutok La pass (2945m.), overnight at tented camp.
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, we will set our camp for overnight.
Days 04 : Trek to Pangkongma (2950 m.) after crossing Col Khari La (3081 m.). 6 hrs approximate, overnight at tented camp.
Departing from Chutok La Pass, we will cross Col Khari La (3081m.) and then ultimately reach our destination at Pangkongma (2950m.). taking around 6 hours Here we set our camp to spend our night.
Days 05 : Trek to Kurke (3800m), overnight at tented camp. 5hrs approximate.
Days 06 : Trek to Thuli Kharka (4200m), overnight at tented camp. 6hrs approximate.
Days 07 : Trek to Kothe (3800m.), overnight at tented camp. 5hrs approximate.
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. Overnight at tented camp.
Days 08 : Trek to Thangnak (4350m.), overnight at tented camp. 6hrs approximate.
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.
Days 09 : Acclimatization at Thangnak, overnight at tented camp.
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.
Days 10 : Trek to Khare, overnight at tented camp. 4hrs approximate.
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.
Days 11 : Ascent to Base camp (5200m.) via Mera La pass (5415m.), overnight at tented camp. 5hrs approximate.
We have a trip from Khare to Mera base Camp. Today you will have a short distance trip, gradually ascending up onto Mera glacier. Ascend begins with steep, but knocks over out as you reach the peak of the glacier. You will pass through a long flat on top of the glacier while passing through Mera La (5,400m.). As soon as we reach at Mera Base Camp we will install our camp for overnight stay.
Days 12 : Ascent to high camp (5780m.), overnight at tented camp. 6hrs approximate.
Today, we will ascend to Mera High Camp (5780m.).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 the next day. Overnight at tented camp.
Days 13 : Summit to Mera peak (6461-meter), overnight at tented camp. 9hrs approximate.
Today, we reach at the summit at the Mera Peak( 6654m.). 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.
Days 14 : Extra days to summit Mera peak, overnight at tented camp.
We has set aside a day at the peak just not to mess up our schedule because of bad day weather. Overnight again at tented camp.
Days 15 : Trek to Honku Khola (4900m.), overnight at tented camp. 5hrs approximate.
From the summit of Mera peak, today taking around 5 hours, we will trek to Hunku Khola (4900m.). We ascend up to the Hunku Khola valley, Overnight at tented camp.
Days 16 : Trek to Honku Nup Lake (5350m.), overnight at tented camp. 5hrs approximate.
From Hunku Khola today we will trek for around 5-6 hours in order to reach Honku Nup Lake (5350 m.) we will then walk ahead on moraines towards Mingbo La Overnight at tented camp.
Days 17 : Trek to Nare glacier (5300m.) after crossing Mingbo La pass (5817m.), overnight at tented camp. 9hrs approximate.
Today we will trek to Nare Glacier after crossing Mingbo La Pass. Mingbo is technically passes up to the valley of Khumbu via the edge of Mt. Amadablam. There are several huge glaciers all along the track. The crossing of the pass needs the use of technical climbing gears and trekkers must be skillful while using those equipments. It holds magnificent Himalayan panorama of Mt. Makalu, Baruntse, Lhotse, Amadablam, and Thamserku and of course Mt. Everest, travel around the Himalayan people and their life-style.
Days 18 : Trek to Pangboche (3980m.), overnight at tented camp. 5hrs approximate.
Today we traverse the Khumbu River on a wooden suspension bridge and walk following the Imja Khola to the community of Pangboche trek for around 5 hours today. Overnight at tented camp
Days 19 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m.), overnight at tented camp. 6hrs approximate.
Today, we will walk beside the river and, after coming across we make our way up through birch and rhododendron forest to Tengboche. From Tengboche, we move down to the bridge above the Dudhkoshi at Phunki Tenga and then we return back to Namche. We walk for around 5 hours. Tonight at guest house in Namche.
Days 20 : Trek to Lukla (2856m.), overnight at tented camp. 6hrs approximate.
Following the track, we arrive at Lukla scaling different Sherpa villages crossing a suspension bridge above Thado Kosh. For about 45 minutes, we go up to accomplish the whole trail and we reconfirm flight ticket and see off to local porters.
Days 21 : Fly to Kathmandu (2856m.), overnight at hotel. 7hrs approximate.
After travelling for 35 minutes, we fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla in the morning and move back to the hotel. Rest of the day we can lighten up.
Days 22 : Leisure in Kathmandu (1300m.), overnight at hotel. 35minutes approximate.
Today, you have rest day for relax or you can also go for shopping in Kathmandu or you can do anything you like to by yourself. Overnight at hotel.
Days 23 : Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination.
After all the procedures at the airport, we will be departed to our respective destination.
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.
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.
Mera Peak Summit
We are all safely back in Brunei. George is doing very well and back to his normal self. He has started working on the write-up on our adventure with Unique Trekking.
We wish to say a big Thank you to Unique Trekking especially
1. Khum - for doing things beyond normal such as arranging the helicopter and ambulance; the golf game for Clement, Jerome and Cyril; the wonderful dinner with cultural show and for teaming us up with Lakpa Sherpa. For all these and more, Thank you...
2. Sidar Lakpa Sherpa - The most suitable guide for our team. Experienced, easy-going, friendly, talkative, funny and very very resourceful. He even managed to get a cake for Cyril's birthday. Thank you Lakpa Koko for keeping our spirits up when we needed it.
3. Cook & Kitchen Staff - Good food. We will always remember them greeting us in the forest and blizzard with hot cups of drinks which tells us that we are quite near to camp. Thank you to Nigma (Cook), Gombu, Tenzing, Pemba and the two Pasang.
4. Porters - Although they kept to themselves, we had opportunities to communicate with them a little bit. We know that they always kept an eye on us to make sure we were okay. They even offered to carry Jerome's backpack for him. So Thank you to Barat Kumar Rai, Chatur Kumar Rai, Data Bahadul Rai, Ganga Ram Rai, Kumar Rai, Jid Kumar Rai and Perabin Rai.
Finally, a very very big Thank you to Lakpa, Nigma and the two Pasang for helping to get George down to safety and yourself for making all arrangements and then receiving and sending George to the hospital. We had a tough time but a good time in our adventure with UNIQUE TREKKING. We wish you all the best and will be recommending your agency to anyone who plans to travel to Nepal.