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    Mera Peak Climbing

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      16 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Strenuous
    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Vehicle
      Private Transport
    • Max. People
      6
    • Trip Mode
      In Hotels and local nice lodge with camping
    • Climbing Grade
      F ‘Facial Easy’ French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Systems
    • Areas of Trek
      Nepal North Mid-East at Khumbu and Everest region
    • People / Culture
      Populated by Sherpa tribes with ancient culture and traditional life of Buddhism religion.
    • Mode of Transport
      Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.

    Highlights

    • Climb the highest trekking peak of the country, Mera Peak, at 6,451 m.
    • Get a chance to have novice mountaineering experience and test your skills in peak climbing through this trip.
    • Getting immensely beautiful views of the five highest peaks of the world, including Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Kanchenjunga.
    • Fly to Lukla on a scenic flight to watch the beautiful Himalayas.
    • Explore various sites in Kathmandu.
    • Pass through the alpine forested area of Makalu Barun National Park.
    • Experience the luscious alpine forest with trees of rhododendron, pine, and fir forest.
    • Immerse yourself in the nearby waterfalls, rivers, and pasture lands with the Himalayas surrounding the region.
    • Experience the Tibetan lifestyle and Buddhist culture of northern Nepal

    Mera Peak Climbing 16 days

    Mera Peak Climbing 16 days

    Mera Peak climbing is a very convenient and adventurous journey. You have to traverse through the remote yet majestic trails of the Khumbu region of Nepal to get there. The journey will take you quite close to the mountains of Baruntse and Makalu. The Mera Peak climbing trip is a wonderful opportunity to visit the mountains up close and explore the hidden wilderness of Hinku Valley.

    The Mera peak climbing package is a way to explore the Khumbu region away from the popular Everest trekking trails. You will absolutely enjoy the alpine wilderness amidst the giant mountains. Climbing Mount Everest might not be in the books for everyone. But climbing Mera Peak is quite convenient and will definitely make you feel like you’ve conquered the world’s peak.

    We have a very comfortable yet short Mera Peak climbing itinerary for you. Your journey to Mera Peak begins by taking a swift flight from Kathmandu to reach Lukla. Then, you head towards hidden trails of the Khumbu, passing various alpine forests. Routes of the trek take you first to Chutang and then to Thangnak via Thuli Kharka. From Thangnak, you will reach the Mera Peak Base camp, passing through Khare.

    During your trek, you will pass high ridges of mountains like Nualekh and Kalo Himal and arrive at Hinku Valley. You will finally reach the destination of Mera Peak base camp and lead your mountain climbing journey. You need to take enough acclimatization time and rest before heading higher. Though this is supposed to be peak climbing, it is categorized as a trekking peak.

    The peak lies at a height of 6,461 m (21190 ft) and can be reached through a straightforward climb. However, the steep elevation makes the climb a little strenuous. You ought to use cramps and an ice axe to summit the peak.

    You will reach the peak in 5 to 6 hours of climbing. Once you reach the summit, you get blessed by the majestic panorama of the mountains. Many high peaks will be visible from the height. You get awesome sights of mountains like Everest, Baruntse, Makalu, Ama Damblam, etc. If you look towards the east, a fair view of the Kanchenjunga range is also visible.

    After your climb, you will get back via the same route and take a scenic flight back from Lukla. This amazingly curated Mera Peak climbing itinerary will take you around 16 days. If you wish to embark on this journey, stick around for more details!!

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    • Day01

      Reach Kathmandu via various international airlines and transfer to the hotel

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Accommodation: Hotel

      Place: Kathmandu

      Altitude: 1,400 Meters

      On arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, we will receive you. Our staff and guides will transfer you to a suitable hotel in Kathmandu. You should get enough rest and freshen up to fight off the jet lag. The rest is essential for your trip.

      On the first day of the trip, we will spend time talking about the trip in detail. Our guides will brief you about everything related to the trip. You will know about the accommodation, history, culture, itinerary, etc of the area you will travel to. What to do and what not to do will be explained well.

      In the evening, we will have a special event with a cultural program and a local Nepali cuisine dinner. We will dance, have a few drinks, and get to know each other before we begin our trip.

    • Day02

      In Kathmandu, preparation for the trek and climb.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Accommodation: Hotel

      Place: Kathmandu

      Altitude: Meters

      Today will be a prep day for our 16-day Mera peak climbing. We will prepare for our trip to Khumnu and also make some stops to explore Kathmandu. There are a few world heritage sites nearby that we can make a visit to our hotel early in the morning.

      After that, you will have the whole day free for yourself. You can utilize it to do your packing and get your amenities ready. Get ready for your flight to Lukla early in the morning tomorrow.

    • Day03

      Morning flight to Lukla 2,820 m trek to Chutanga 3,025 m – 04 hrs.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Accommodation: Tea house

      Place: Chutanga

      Altitude: 3025 Meters

      Early in the morning on our third day, we will head to the domestic airport terminal in Kathmandu. Then, we will catch a short 35-minute flight to reach Lukla. It is a small Sherpa hamlet that lies around 2800 meters high with incredible views of Kongde Peak and Naulekh Himal. Lukla will be our first step for today, where you can freshen up and prepare for your hike.

      We will leave Lukla and start our hike walking alongside the banks of Dudh Koshi. You will be led by our local guide and pass through various alpine forests and rivers. We will climb through the trail and enter isolated areas of Khumbu. The overnight stop of Chutanga will welcome you with its woodland filled with pine and rhododendron trees.

    • Day04

      Trek to Thuli-Kharka 4,300 m – 06 hrs.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Accommodation: Camp

      Place: Thuli Kharka

      Altitude: 4300 Meters

      Today, we will do quite a challenging hike. The walk will begin with some steep climbs. You ought to cross the high ridges of Kalo and Naulekh Himal. Then, you have to head towards the destination of the day at Thuli Kharda. This will require you to cross the Zatwar-la, and Zatwar-Og passes over 4,300 m high. This officially allows you to enter the Hinku Valley trails.

      We will camp overnight at Thuli Kharka near the grazing area.

    • Day05

      Trek to Thangnak 4,356 m – 05 hrs.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Accommodation: Camps or huts

      Place: Thangnak

      Altitude: 4356 Meters

      We will continue with our hike today by heading towards Thangnak. We will first begin with a short downhill walk with amazing views of peaks like Kusum Kanguru. The Hinku Valley will look quite mesmerizing. You can finally see a glimpse of Mera Peak in today's walk. A view of the south peak of the mountain will be visible.

      You will walk again through dense alpine forests of rhododendrons and pine trees. The walk will lead to a nice meadow and a place at Mosum Kharka. Then we head towards the north, leaving away the trees behind. We will reach a wide open valley at Gondaishung, which is quite close to Thangnak. It is a place that has an interesting old and small Gompa that is believed to be 200 years old.

      A short hour-long hike will lead us to our overnight camp at Thangnak. The overnight stay will be either at a camp or temporary huts that serve as lodges.

    • Day06

      Rest day at Thangnak for acclimatization.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Accommodation: Camps or huts

      Place: Thangnak

      Altitude: 4356 Meters

      Today will be a day for rest and acclimatization. We will have gained a significant amount of altitude by now. So resting and accommodating to the climate is a must. You can take short hikes nearby and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Thangnak.

    • Day07

      Trek to Khare 5,045 m – 04 hrs.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Accommodation: Camps

      Place: Khare

      Altitude: 5,045 Meters

      After getting enough rest, we will continue our hikes today. We will walk a few uphill and downhill roads and find ourselves surrounded by amazing hills around the Hinku Valley. The vistas will be mesmerizing. As we continue our trek, we get closer to Chapatti Tal, which is dammed by rocks and moraine. Then we have to make an ascent for a while and then a steady descent. We will then arrive at a league meadow at Khare, which will be our site for an overnight stay. This is also the base camp for the Mera Peak.

    • Day08

      At Khare, Mera Peak Base Camp for acclimatization, practice climbing.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Accommodation: Camps

      Place: Khare

      Altitude: 5,045 Meters

      Today will be another day to acclimatize and prepare. We will do our peak climbing to high camp tomorrow, so it is necessary to get ready for it physically as well as skillfully. We will practice climbing on the glacier and learn how to use our equipment. Walking around the ice and rocky areas of the base camp will be good practice. Also, rest well and prepare for tomorrow’s big day of ascent.

    • Day09

      Climb to Mera High Camp 5,780 m – 04 hrs.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Accommodation: Camps

      Place: Mera Peak High Camp

      Altitude: 5,780 Meters

      We will begin our climb to Mera Peak today. The climb begins as you set your foot off from Khare or the Base Camp. We will leave early in the morning, walking past Mera La, which leads us to the high camp. The climb or hike today will be quite aesthetically beautiful. The environment will also be quite serene. We will stay overnight at the high camp and finish our summit tomorrow.

      Our guides will ensure your safety in the high camp and scout the area to make it safer. You need not fret about being in such a remote place.

    • Day10

      Ascent on top Mera Peak 6,461 m / 21,190 ft back to Khare- 08 hrs.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Accommodation: Camps

      Place: Khare

      Altitude: 5,045 Meters

      We will complete our Mera Peak summit on the tenth day of our journey. The journey begins early in the morning with a strenuous climb and very few technical difficulties. As you ascend higher, the climb becomes more straightforward. But you will need high caution and a lot of safety equipment to finish the climb. Use crampons, ice axes, and helmets for your climb.

      After around 5 hours, you will reach the top of the peak. It will welcome you with excellent vistas of the mountain. Panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho Oyu all the way to Mt. Kanchenjunga are visible.

      You descend along the same path and walk all the way to base camp in Khare after the climb. You will feel worn out and drained, but you'll be quite happy you reached the summit of Mera Peak.

    • Day11

      Reserve day as Contingency in case of unfavorable climate.

      We will reserve one day as a contingency day in case we meet some unfavorable situation. If there are roadblocks or bad weather, a day can be spared, especially on our way to or back from Lukla.

    • Day12

      Trek to Kothe 3,600 m – 06 hrs.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Accommodation: Tea house

      Place: Kothe

      Altitude: 3,600 Meters

      After our day of summit is completed, we will make our journey to head back to Kathmandu. You will not have to make many ascents now. The walks will lead you through a few ups and downs and back to the alpine vegetation and tree lines lying at Kothe. We will reach our overnight destination by passing through Thangnak.

    • Day13

      Trek to Thuli-Kharka 4,300 m – 06 hrs.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Accommodation: Camps

      Place: Thuli Kharka

      Altitude: 4,300 Meters

      We will begin the day with a morning walk that continues through a dense forest. A few steep climbs on hills is also on the list. We will then continue to walk along the grassy meadow and reach our last camp of the journey at Thuli Kharka.

    • Day14

      Trek to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass 4,610 m – 06 hrs.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Accommodation: Hotel

      Place: Lukla

      Altitude: 2,820 Meters

      Today will be the last day of our 16-day Mera Peak climbing packaged adventure. Early in the morning, we will start our walk by climbing over the high ridge of Naulekh and Kalo Himal. We will once again cross the Zatrwa Og and Zatrwa La Pass. Then, we will head towards Chutanga, which lies among thick green forests. We will then finish our trek when we finally reach Lukla.

      This will be our last stop of the trek. We will enjoy an awesome night with an amazing dinner to mark the end of the hike. The next day, we will catch a flight to head back to Kathmandu.

    • Day15

      Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Accommodation: Hotel

      Place: Kathmandu

      Altitude: 1,400 Meters

      We will leave Lukla today and get back to Kathmandu. Based on the time of our flight, we will arrange breakfast timing. Then, we will transfer to the air terminal of the Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. The flight will be a smaller aircraft, the same as we took before. A short, approximately half an hour of swift flight will lead us back to Kathmandu. You will transfer to our respective hotels and call it a day.

    • Day16

      Depart Kathmandu for international departure homeward bound.

      All wonderful things eventually must come to an end. We will mark the last day of our Mera peak climbing itinerary. Today will be the last day in Nepal, a country with some of the best Himalayan hiking trails. You will be leaving Nepal with grand, beautiful memories of climbing Mera Peak. On this day, a staff member will pick you up and take you to the airport to catch a trip back home or abroad.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Mera Peak Climbing

    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
    • Three night tourist standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
    • Fresh fruits every night after the dinner.
    • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations during the trek.
    • All necessary paper works Sagarmatha National park entry permit & Trekker`s information Management System (TIMS) permit.
    • Peak climbing permit and other necessary fees.
    • Camping tent and climbing rope provided.
    • Both way flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) including airport tax and pickup and drop.
    • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder trekking guide and climbing Sherpa, with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
    • Strong, helpful porters with proper equipment (1porter = two people) with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation and insurance.
    • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel insurance company).
    • Use of sleeping bags, Down Jacket and Duffel bag (to be returned after the trip).
    • Government taxes and official expenses.
    • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicle as per itinerary.
    • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
    • Assistant guide group size above 4+ person.

    What's Excluded in Mera Peak Climbing

    • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and dinner.
    • Nepal entry visa.
    • Your Travel and medical insurance.
    • International airfare.
    • Your personal expenses.
    • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek (i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
    • Desserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
    • Battery charging and hot shower on the tea houses.
    • Personal climbing equipment can be hired $160 USD per person.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing tour entrance fees. (25$)
    • Extra hotel in Kathmandu.
    • If you required extra days for trekking and climbing 75$ per day.
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
    • Excess baggage more than 15 kg to Lukla flight.

    Departure Dates & Price

    Select a departure month

    • Start Date24th Apr 2024
      End Date9th May 2024
      USD 2225Per person
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    • Start Date1st May 2024
      End Date16th May 2024
      USD 2225Per person
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    • Start Date6th May 2024
      End Date21st May 2024
      USD 2225Per person
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    • Start Date14th May 2024
      End Date29th May 2024
      USD 2225Per person
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    • Start Date22nd May 2024
      End Date6th Jun 2024
      USD 2225Per person
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    • Start Date30th May 2024
      End Date14th Jun 2024
      USD 2225Per person
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    Essential Information

    Why is the itinerary 16 days long?

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    Most of the time, you will come across Mera Peak climbing packages that need 18 to 22 days. However, we have decided to curate a package that is convenient, fast, and safe. If you wish to finish Mera Peak climbing pretty quickly but still stay on the safe side, you can choose this package. We will choose the Thangnak route rather than the EBC trek trails which makes the journey shorter.

    Trips as short as 12 to 14 days are also possible, but they risk safety. This trip, however, will be fast yet safe and fun. You can take enough time to enjoy the remote trails of Hinku Valley. The alpine region surrounded by wonderful giant mountains is a great destination. Sixteen days will allow you to savor everything such a place has to offer. We will have a standard 3 to 5 hours of hiking with a little longer trek during the climb day. Plus, the itinerary has a well-planned rest day as well.

    Is the 16-day Mera Peak climbing for you?

    This Mera Peak climbing package trip requires days of hiking and a strenuous mountain climb. You definitely need to be physically fit in order to complete this trip. Prior experiences of hiking would be ideal to prepare for the Mera peak climb. However, if you aren’t hitting the gym or developing some stamina beforehand, this trip could be a trouble.

    Most hikes through the remote trails of the Nepali Himalayas are quite rocky and rugged. It demands a lot of physical effort for a successful trek. Moreover, you also gain a lot of altitude while doing treks on the Himalayan trails. So, building stamina and gaining some leg muscles to adapt to it is a must. With our advice, you can definitely conquer this climb, even if you’re a novice.

    How difficult is the Mera Peak climbing?

    Mera Peak Climbing 16 days

    The Mera Peak climbing itinerary consists of two major parts. The first one comprises the hike to get to the base camp which is moderately difficult. You need not be an experienced hiker for this, but you definitely need to get fit to hike successfully.

    The other part of the trip consists of the peak climbing itself. According to the French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems, the grade for climbing Mera Peak is "F." This stands for "Facial Easy". It is the easiest climb to come across and has a modest ascent on snow and ice. But the final few steps require strong efforts to reach Mera Peak's summit.

    When is the perfect time for Mera Peak Climbing?

    The best time for Mera Peak climbing would be the spring and autumn seasons. These seasons occur during March, April, and May for spring and September, October, and November for autumn. These months give you clear, unobstructed views of the mountains. The clouds will not cover the horizon and disrupt your journey due to rainfall or snowfall. Hence, the roads will be quite dry and decrease the likelihood of accidents and injuries.

    The weather is also pleasant and warm during this time of the year. Moreover, the months of autumn bring in the festival seasons of Nepal, like Dashain and Tihar. Spring in Nepal marks a new year as per the Nepali calendar. So the overall environment will be quite festive and fun and perfect to travel in Nepal. We highly recommend you book your Mera Peak climbing package at this time.

    What are the permits needed for Mera Peak climbing?

    The permit for your Mera Peak climbing depends upon the route you are taking. Since we will take the Thangnak route, we will need two permits for our trek. Then we will also need the mountain climbing permits. The permits are called the Local Area Permit needed at Lukla and the Makalu Barun National Park entry permit. The mountain climbing permit is known as the Nepal Mountaineering Association Permit.

    The first two permits are necessary to enter the hiking trails of the region. On the other hand, the NMA permit is necessary to climb Mera Peak.

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    What to consider before climbing Mera Peak?

    What to consider before climbing Mera Peak?

    Preparing for Mera Peak climbing requires you to cover up many factors. Several days of walking through remote trails of the Himalayas need strong physical and mental capacity. With our advice, you can easily cover up these required factors. Then you can have a very enjoyable and memorable trip for the Mera Peak climbing.

    Altitude Sickness

    Altitude sickness is a common occurrence when you trek to remote Himalayan trails like that of Khumbu. Moreover, you also need to do peak climbing during this trip. There is a target of 6,461 m summit of Mera Peak for the trip. So this definitely brings risks of altitude sickness. Altitude sickness problems could pose life-threatening sicknesses like HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) or HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema). Hence, you should be highly cautious of it.

    Training yourself to be physically fit and adjusting yourself to the environment is the key. Acclimatization practices during your trip are essential to prevent such hazards. You can also carry supplementary oxygens in case you are prone to altitude-related sickness. Avoiding caffeinated drinks, nicotine, and alcohol also helps. Diamox tablets also is a great tool to overcome symptoms of altitude sickness.

    Packing

    You need to pack various items to prepare for this journey. The basic luggage must consist of warm thermal wear, both inner and outer layer clothes. You will also need waterproof/windproof jackets, a sturdy hiking boot, trekking poles, and a sleeping bag. Gloves, hats, first aid kits, SPF, solar battery chargers, cameras, etc. should also be on your list. Items like ice axes and crampons should also be considered during your packing.

    Some equipments can be managed by us too. You can let us know when you book your Mera Peak climbing package or once you arrive Nepal.

    Permits

    Permits are fundamental to remote trail trekking in Nepal. As we mentioned above, there are 3 major permits you will need. They are the Local Area Permit, the Makalu Barun Park permit, and the NMA permit. Make sure your documentation for the permits is in order before you start your journey.

    Physical fitness

    You need to get in shape before spending days on your feet in remote places of the Himalayas. We highly recommend you strengthen your stamina and build some endurance. Hit the gym and do exercises like jump rope, swimming, or running. Strength training and lifting could be in your favor, too. You can definitely do the Mera peak climbing without prior mountain climbing experience if you are physically fit.

    Timing

    Planning when to do your Mera peak climbing is also an essential consideration. The best times for this trek are during spring and autumn in Nepal. However, off-season treks are also possible. Make sure you plan your trek and make precautionary preps beforehand.

    Accommodation

    Since the journey takes a lot of days, you have to prepare for where you will stay overnight. Most remote places in the trails only have local tea houses, lodges, or camps. The more facilitated lower altitude areas might have some hotels. But higher altitude stops have tea houses run by locals from the area. Make sure you have a prior booking or know where you will stop for the day.

    Guides and porters

    Hiring guides and porters is one of the most essential prep for remote trail trekking. Nepal does not allow foreigners to do long-distance trekking solo. You need to hire a licensed guide if you want to do the Mera peak climbing. They will act as a safety net and be your translator, helper, medical assistant, etc. Guides are also necessary if you need last minute changes for your Mera Peak climbing itinerary

    You will also need porters to help you carry your luggage. Walking for so many days is tiresome, and the additional luggage weight makes your journey more exhausting. That’s why we also recommend hiring a porter to make your journey easier.