“A wonderful holiday for beginner climbers who are in quest for above [6,461 meters/21,197ft], experience in the life and for the mesmerizing circular view from the top of peak. We offer you Mera Peak climbing with 20 days of comprehensive service.”
Mera Peak [6,461 meters/21,197ft] is the highly climbable trekking peak in Nepal. It does not require previous climbing experience or climbing skills but requires enough acclimatization. Mera peak is situated in the Mahalangur Himalaya Range in the south of Mt. Everest and in the north-east of the airstrip at Lukla, standing prominently between the wilderness valleys of Hinku and Hungu. Mera peak popularity comes from the fact that five of the worlds 14, [8,000 meters/26,246ft], mountains are visible in the near distance from the summit such Kanchanjanga in the east and then thoroughly Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, and Cho Oyu.
Sen Tenzing and Jimmy Roberts made the first successful ascent of Mera peak on 20 May 1953. The route they used is still standard route. Mera has two summits. The easier one attempted by most groups is accessed by taking a higher line to the eastern summit with steep that last 20 meters or so. The true summit can either be reached by a drop and traverse, beyond many people by this stage, or by initially taking a more westerly lower line out of the high camp for a steep haul to the true summit.
Mera Peak offers absolutely panoramic view of Mountains like Chamlang [7,319 meters/24,012ft], Kangchenjunga [8,586 meters/28,169ft], Makalu [8,464 meters/27,769ft], and Baruntse [7,129 meters/23,389ft], in the east and the peaks of Cho-Oyu [8,201 meters/26,906ft], Ama Dablam [6,812 meters/22,349ft] and Kangtega to the west. Everest can be viewed to the north over the massive unclimbed south face of Lhotse [8,516 meters/27,939ft], and the Nuptse/Lhotse ridge [8,516 meters/27,939ft]. Under favorable conditions, it is possible to climb the peak and descend back on the same day.
Introduction of route:
After taking 35 minutes thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla [2,860 meters/9,383ft], we begin our exciting journey to Mera Hungku valley. There are basic lodges on the trail for trekkers and adventures for accommodation and lunch break. It is operating by local people. This is a very picturesque trail. The trail is entirely raw, however, the landscape is awe-inspiring. The trail weaves many uphill and downhill during the trip and passes many majesties of views.
There are different routes to reach Mera High Camp [5,800 meters/19,028ft]. We can start our trip below Lukla Kharikhola or from Phaplu or can make through Makalu the famous great Himalaya passes Sherpani col [6,060 meters/19,882ft], West Col and then Hungu valley. You can also go over Everest base camp trip and then come through Amphu Lapcha Pass [5,860 meters/19,225ft] Hungu valley.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport [1,350 meters/4,429ft], transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Trip preparation day, trekking and peak climbing permits and gears.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla [2,730 meters/8,954ft], move to Hotel.
Day 04: Trek to Chutanga [3,430 meters/11,250ft], walk 3 to 4 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Tashing Dingma [4,010m/13,156ft], walk 7 to 8 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Kothe [3,600 meters/11,808ft], walk 5 to 6 hours.
Day 07: Trek Thang [4,350 meters/14,270ft], walk 4 to 5 hours.
Day 08: Thangnag acclimatization day.
Day 09: Move to Khare [5,045 meters/16,486ft], 3 to 4 hours.
Day 10: Rest day, acclimatization and climbing practice.
Day 11: Move to Mera High camp [5,780 meters/18,958ft], walk 6 to 7 hours.
Day 12: Head for Summit [6,461 meters/21,1907ft] and back to Khare lodge.
Day 13: Contingency Day.
Day 14: Switch back o Kothe [3,600 meters/11,808ft], walk 4 o 5 hrs.
Day 15: Trek back to Tashing Dingma [4,010 meters/13,156ft], walk 7 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla [2,810 meters/9,219ft], walk 8 hours.
Day 17: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu [1,350 meters/4,429ft], 35 minutes.
Day 18-19: Contingency days.
Day 20: Departure for home.
Day: 01 Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport [1,350 meters/4,429ft], transfers to Hotel included breakfast service:
Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience as an exotic panoramic view of snow-capped Langtang, Ganesh Himalaya ranges peaks before your landing In Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport. After landing aircraft, our team will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel by car/tourist bus. We meet in the Hotel at 18:00 pm and leave to Nepali for cultured dance restaurant for a welcome dinner. In welcome dinner, the guide will brief you about the day program of tomorrow and leave you in your hotel.
Day 02: Specially trip preparation day, trekking and peak climbing permits, equipments and gears:
Today, the guide will come to your hotel after breakfast hours to check your proper climbing gears and equipment for trekking and peak climbing. If you don’t have the proper equipment and climbing gears, he would advise you to buy or hire them in the Thamel trekking shops or hire on Khare Lodge, After that free sightseeing.
Day: 03 We will take 35 minutes of a scenic flight Kathmandu to Lukla [2,730m/8,954 ft], early in the morning. Stay in lodge:
We will have 35 minutes of sensational mountain flight early in the morning from Kathmandu to Lukla Hillary airport, the most famous airport in the world. During the flight, we will be sightseeing the most magnificent Himalayan chain view the northern to eastern Himalayan vistas before our landing in Lukla airstrip (2,840 meters/ 9,317ft) if the weather is clear. We meet our Nepalese staffs at Lukla airport. Today we explore around Lukla bazaar like monastery and village. Stay in the lodge.
Day: 04 Trek to Chutanga [3,430 meters/11,250ft], walk 3 to 4 hours. We stay at tea house:
Today, as our first day trek is an easy walk which leads eastwards, the path from Lukla goes through a some of small hamlets and wood yards until we reach a thick forest of silver fir, birch, pines and rhododendron trees and bushes on the hillside below Nau Lekh also known as Kalo Hamil Ridge Il. There are many small streams, trekkers cross them trough wooden bridge. After walking off 4 to 5 hours gently up the trail we reach Chutanga which is a summer pasture. We spend overnight in a very basic tea house.
Day: 05 Trek to Tashing Dingma [4,010m/13,156ft], via Zwatra la pass [4,610 meters/14,720ft], one of best view point, walk 7 to 8 hrs. Stay in lodge:
After breakfast, we set out our adventure with a steep climb to cross the Kalo Himal ridge in the Nau Lakh range which separates the Khumbu from the Hinku Valley. A steep uphill climb brings us to a cairned notch in the ridge with a collection of Buddhist prayer flags at [4,450 meters/14,599ft]. This small pass is called Zarwa Og. It’s nice to stop here after some difficult ascending continue uphill. The top is viewing, especially backward view of Kyarelung and Lumding Himal as well as the scenery across the rolling foothills of the Hinku Valley. Overnight in lodge.
Day: 06 Trek to Kothe [3,600 meters/11,808ft], walk 5 to 6 hours through cliff way and dense pine and bamboo forest. Stay in lodge:
After breakfast, we follow a delightful descending trail across three ridges, before dropping steeply down to the Hinku River and a final uphill to Kothe through lush rhododendron forests on the west side of the Hinku Valley. Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal and on our journey, we get to admire beautiful hills dotted with rhododendrons. Overnight in lodge.
Day: 07 Trek Thang [4,350 meters/14,270ft], walk 4 to 5 hours, following Hinku upstream on to rugged and rock fall places. Overnight in lodge:
We trek more gentle way following the bank of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. We take a short break at Gondishung for refreshment, the summer herders' settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Thangnag. Beyond Gondishung, we pass a 200-year-old Lungsum Gba Gompa where we can find Mera Peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. A short walk takes us to Thangnag, which is a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops. Today we walk 4 to 5 hours for Thangnag. Overnight in lodge.
Day: 08 Thangnag acclimatization day, we ascend to uphill and climbing practice:
Today after breakfast, we hike uphill beneath the Kusum Kanguru peak for good acclimatization and for a stunning Mountain view such as Kaiser peak, Kusum Kanguru, Mera La and on another hand substantial view of Thangnag and Khare. We will return back at lunch in the lodge. After having lunch we demo you some climbing technique.
Day 09: Move to Khare [5,045 meters/16,486ft], 3 to 4 hours. Overnight in lodge:
Leaving of Thangnag, we follow the lateral moraine of Dig glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, we can view the Northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch one can engage in hikes in the surroundings of Khare. We stay in a lodge.
Day 10: Rest day, acclimatization and climbing practice, It can be developed climbing confidence:
Today the guides will carry out the last minute checking of the gears for the climb, and then arrange if any equipment becomes necessary to rent. Thereafter, we shall provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots, and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training for Mera Peak Base Camp, we strongly believe that some training experience will boost your confidence and your climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience. Overnight in lodge.
Day: 11 Move to Mera High camp [5,780 meters/18,958ft], walk 6 to 7 hours on the permanent snow field crossing some crevasses. Stay in tent:
We take the route through Mera La pass to reach the Mera high camp today. Our path is along a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. We set up a high camp while enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, and Baruntse. Overnight at Mera High Camp (service included dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea or coffee).
Day: 12 Head for Summit [6,461 meters/21,1907ft] and back to Khare [5,045 meters/16,547ft], walk 9 to 10 hours. Stay at lodge:
Today is a long day for us as we will be summiting Mera Peak. We wake up around 01: 00 am for breakfast. It’s going to be very cold in the beginning but, soon we warm up as we continue ascent up on the permanent snowfield and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may attach to a fixed rope depending on the conditions. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we take a amazing views of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest [8,848 meters/29,029ft], Cho-Oyu [8,201 meter/26,906ft], Lhotse [8,516 meters/27,939ft], Makalu [8,464 meters/27,769ft], Kangchenjunga [8,586 meters/28,169ft], Nuptse [7,855 meters/25,771ft], Chamlang [7,319 meters/24,012], Baruntse [7 ,129 meters/ 23,389ft] and others. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare. Overnight in Khare lodge.
Day: 13 Contingency, if got bad weather or faced any problem we cannot attempt summit on our tentative time, we need some spare days to next try:
There is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our planned day 13 for the summit. Therefore, this day is set aside as a contingency in case we are unable to summit the Mera on day 13 due to bad weather conditions or any other unanticipated reason. However, if the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day, we can use this day to walk back to Lukla at a slow pace.
Day: 14 Switch back o Kothe (3,600 meters/11,808ft), walk 4 o 5 hours. Overnight in lodge:
After taking fabulous lifetime climbing experience, we trek back to Kothe along the same trail used previously. Today, we celebrate our success by trying out local delicacies and wines. Overnight in Kothe lodge (service included dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea or coffee).
Day: 15 Trek back to Tashing Dingma [4,010 meters/13,156ft], walk 6 to 7 hours uphill. We stay in lodge:
It is an uphill trek through lush rhododendron forests on the west side of the Hinku Valley to Thuli Kharka. Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal and on our journey, we get to admire beautiful hills dotted with rhododendrons. After reaching Thuli Kharka, we enjoy remarkable views of Mera North, Mera Central and South face. We stay at the lodge (service included dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea or coffee).
Day: 16 Today is our trekking off day, trek to Lukla [2,810 meters/9,219ft], walk 8 hours. Overnight in lodge:
We begin today’s trek by ascending to Zatrwa La Pass. As soon as we cross the pass, we are welcomed by the sight of the beautiful Lukla Valley which is surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and other Himalayan peaks. From Zatrwa La Pass, we walk all the way down to Chutanga and then straight towards to the Lukla village. In the evening, we enjoy dinner in the Himalayas of Nepal with our crew. Overnight at a lodge, included dinner and breakfast with tea and coffee.
Day: 17 A scenic flight Lukla to Kathmandu [1,350 meters/4,429ft], 35 minutes, transfer to hotel:
After fabulous natural trekking and peak climbing, we fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel (service included breakfast) by tourist bus/car. We will have a farewell dinner in the evening.
Day: 18-19 Contingency days, there is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our tentative day 17 to have flight, so need some spare days to cover our program:
If the flight gets canceled due to the bad weather or any technical problem on our flight schedule day we need some spare days for cover our program. After missing flight schedule time in Himalaya region, there is a very less chance to get flight Lukla to Kathmandu, so we have another alternative way is take a helicopter or trek to down Andheri Khola or Nunthala for 9 to 10 hours fantastic trek and Jeep drive back to Kathmandu Hotel.
Day: 20 Departure for home, finally we drop you in international airport in your departure time and see off:
Today, we drop you in Trivuwan International Airport in your Airport checking the time at the terminal room by tourist Bus or in Car and say you goodbye.
Note:- The conditions stated in the itinerary are especially for the trekker who prefer full package service. At the same time, we also customize itinerary based on your choice and time. The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.
Mera peak is the highest trekking peak among them 33 trekking peaks in Nepal. That’s way you will be one of the highest trekking peak summiter. And to make successful climbing, we provide you local mountain leader with extensive service.To reach base camp of peak you will take 35 minutes of very scenic mountain flight Kathmandu to Lukla 2,860 meters (9,383ft).During trek you stay in lodges with extensive our company service and on high camp in tent with full board service.
After 6 days of unbeaten trekking we reach at base camp 5,045 meters (16,552ft), that does not needs previous climbing experience, however it highly requires good level of acclimatized and good level of physical fitness.
If you do not have own climbing gears you can take it on hire with us a at reasonable price. We Himalayan Diamond Adventure provide you truly gears the Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA). tested One; Like Black Diamond, Petzel, Grivel and Beal brands: Helmet, Harness, Crampon, Ice axe, Jumer, ATC guide or Figure of 8 and Carabineers.
You will have the most exceptional panoramic view of the circular Himalaya including the five the world’s above [8,000 meters/26,246ft], peaks such as Everest, Lotse, Cho oyu, Makalu and Kanchenjunga.Sight of flora and fauna, spring Himalayan flowers, rhododendron, Bear, Deer, Himalayan pheasant (Danphe and Munal) Lophophorus.Exploration of Himalayan country side such as their lifestyle and unique culture.Visit the ethnic group’s villages such as Lukla, Paiya, Pang gom and Kothe moreover. A superb lifetime climbing experience to be on the top of Mera peak.
Our first motto is best guide is safe side;
Our first motto is to provide safe expedition. Mera peak is not much technically difficult to climb but, trekkers who are in a quest for thrilling climbing and pass if they are well acclimatized and physically fit, can obviously make it. The simple reason; we have a very professional guide in mountaineering who are highly experienced in Mera peak climbing, very well practiced informants about the weather forecast and caring personals as your climbing guide. We Himalayan Diamond Adventure provide you truly gears the Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested One and sufficient climbing grouping equipment and gears. Apart from this, is also highly requires your physical fitness and climbing gears placing knowledge, that’s on your hand.
Service: at Mera Peak Base Camp:
We set up a permanent base camp for as long as the expedition continues. Each of the members has a personal North- face VE 24 dome tent with waterproof compact mat. We provide chairs and clean fascinating table with solar electricity light make your stay at base camp as luxurious. We have a toilet tent; all is in perfectly hygienic condition and order.
We provide sufficient and tasty hygienically prepared food at both base Camp and High Camp during your peak climbing. Plenty of high altitude food is provided at higher camps.
Climbing Training/ Rental Gears:
The guide instructs you lot in the base camp time, before head over summit. The guide tips you very important climbing techniques, like climb on slab rocks and on blue ice, Active rappelling (Up sailing), and Safety placement, proper arrange of gears and equipments while climbing and use of proper climbing gears.
The climbing gears are super expensive, so why you spend lots money for once time use? You can have climbing gears on hire from us with reasonable price. The rental gears are branded of Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Grivel, and Petzl. We highly recommend you the Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested gears one for safe and comfortable climbing.
Safety Measurement, Weather Forecast and Communication System:
After proper acclimatization and well prepared to push summit, we will ensure favorable weather forecast. We always stand on our quality of weather forecast service. Its affiliated with government of Nepal (Meteorological Division) Mountaineering is itself dangerous cause of high altitude, frostbite, hypothermia, blindness, snowfall, rock fall, avalanches, crevasses and white out.
However, if we are well equipped, we can avoid the high risk. We are very aware of a possible happening accident in the mountain, so we always ensure our safety first and then we go to the summit. In case, climber face any unpleasant incident, we have a facility of 4 liters Russian Oxygen cylinder with summit mask regulator for emergency cause and all required treatment aids with the guide. That means we are stand-by against any danger in the mountain.
Besides these, the guide, as well as the climbers, would be carrying the Satellite phones or Radio sets to approach communication service. Otherwise, focusing the major subject safely, we will arrange all in time even call the Rescue Team or Helicopter and take you down to the low elevation.