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Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak Climbing (6476m) Nepal is an exciting, scenically stunning Mountain becoming popular among trekkers and the highest trekking peak in Nepal at eastern part of Everest Khumbu valley. Climbing Mera Peak is an opportunity to all the experience trekkers and amateur climbers who dreams and dare to stand on the Himalayan summit with a sense of great achievement. Lifting the eyes from Mera peak summit and keep on lifting them until, above the clouds, the mighty frieze of the world’s 8000 meter Mountains- mount Everest, mount Kanchenjunga, mt Makalu, mt Lhotse, mt Cho-Oyu and many other 7000 meters peak and trekking peaks is an unforgettable experience. Mera Peak climbing begins after a short and exciting flight to the mountain airstrip at Lukla and continues through the high and lovely Valleys.

Although physically very demanding on account of the altitude, the climb to Mera Peak is not technically difficult, ascending snow slopes that rarely exceed 30 degrees. Mera peak itinerary has been carefully designed to allow for gradual acclimatization. The walking initially through the virgin forest of the Hinku Valley is incredibly beautiful and provides excellent acclimatization for the peak itself. Our special basic rock climbing course in Kathmandu and ice climbing course at Khare (just below Mera peak) is instructed by Climbing Sherpa to ensure all of you have necessary climbing skills and confidence to summit the top. And our unrivaled service, quality equipment, food, trekking staff and an experienced leader, ensure that your Mera trip will be an adventure experience on Nepal`s highest trekking peak. Be assured, you will have wonderful Himalayan adventure on the top of the world with us.

Mera Peak Climbing / 20 Days - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m).

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) & trek to Chutanga (3450m) 3-4 hrs.

Day 04: Acclimatization day at Chutanga.

Day 05: Trek Chutanga to Tuli Kharka (4250m) via Zatrwa La, 5-6 hrs.

Day 06: Trek Tuli Kharka to Gothey (3600m) 5-6 hrs.

Day 07: Trek Gothey to Thagnag (4350m) 6-7 hrs.

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Thagnag.

Day 09: Trek Thagnag to Khare (5025m) 3-4 hrs.

Day 10: Ice climbing practice near Khare.

Day 11: Trek to Mera Base Camp (5350m) 3-4 hrs.

Day 12: Climb Mera Base Camp to Mera high camp (5750m) 4-5 hrs.

Day 13: Summit day and return back to Khare 7-8 hrs.

Day 14: Reserve day for unforeseen condition.

Day 15: Return back Khare to Gothey.

Day 16: Trek Gothey to Tuli Kharka.

Day 17: Trek back to Lukla via crossing Zatrwa la.

Day 18: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu, 30 min.

Day 19: Leisure day in Kathmandu.

Day 20: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination).

Mera Peak Climbing / 20 Days - Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m).
Namaste & welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from Mountain guide Treks (MGT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition with Group leader's name display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check in, if time allows, you will visit MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Normally, you need to be trained for rock climbing a day course before start your trek, so you will be taken to a natural rock climbing spot Balaju which is 3 Km drive from Thamel. We will offer excellent opportunities to learn how to use climbing equipments like; rope, harness, Ice axe, crampons although maintain your physically fitness. Alternatively we will start half day sightseeing tour with our professional tour guide to the several of most historical and spiritual Place in Kathmandu. Some of this place is considered the World Heritage historic Sites such as Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath)which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. After come back from the tour there will be a pre-trip discussion with our trek guide and other team members. Mountain Guide Trek will brief you regarding your trek as well as we may have an opportunity to discuss about any difficulties regarding our upcoming adventure. Rest of the time you could use for travelling around the Thamel and shopping of needed equipments and other necessaries. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 03: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) & trek to Chutanga (3450m) 3-4 hrs.
This morning you’ll be transferred to domestic airport and fly to Lukla. It takes 40 minutes scenic flight up to small airstrip to Tenjin-Hillary airport to Lukla and experience your first breakfasts in the mountains even as the Mountain Guide Trek team organizes porters, while the guide sort and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. We start our trek further an easy day through the woodland above Lukla. A good trail leads through pasture to the edge of a diminishing forest of rhododendron and pine which clothes the steep hillsides above Lukla. We make steady progress on a good trail, crossing ridges and streams up to ‘Kharka’ used for grazing yaks.  (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 04: Acclimatization day at Chutanga.
This morning after a Himalayan breakfast at the camp we’ll have full day leisure at camp or spend a day walking up to a small grassy peak below the Zatra Teng Pass reaching an altitude of (4000m). There are excellent views out over the valley of the Dudh (milk) Kosi (river), and also views of our route towards the Zatrwa La. We stroll back to Chutanga.  (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 05: Trek Chutanga to Tuli Kharka (4250m) via Zatrwa La, 5-6 hrs.
pass (4600m/) After a rest/acclimatization day at Chutanga we continue a long day walk around 6-7 hours crossing the Kalo Himal Ridge that separates the Khumbu from the Hinku valley that lead across this ridge is the Zatrwa La, traversing to the right and finally descending steeply to Tuli Kharka (big pasture) where there are several basic lodges. We make camp beside the lodges. Remainder time rest and relax at the camp after a long walk. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 06: Trek Tuli Kharka to Gothey (3600m) 5-6 hrs.
Today, after a breakfast we continue our journey descending to Hinku valley of Gothey. This is a good place to camp and there are several tea houses around and you can visit and go and watch the local lifestyle in the remaining time and we’ll camp near by the teashops.  (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 07: Trek Gothey to Thagnag (4350m) 6-7 hrs.
The following day is another short day as you trek in the shadow of Mera Himal along the ridge of the Hinku Khola. The west bank of the Hinku Drangka northwards, we will take lunch at Gondishung, a summer herders’ settlement. Beyond Gondishung we pass a 200 year-old Gompa built beneath a massive boulder, to burn some juniper at the shrine, an offering that just might ensure a successful ascent of Mera Peak. Thagnag is a summer grazing area with the simplest of lodges and shops starting to develop.  (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Thagnag.
Another an acclimatization day is essential here. It is in a superb setting surrounded by stunning peaks. There is a huge moraine in the north of Tangnag where a beautiful glacial lake, Sabal Tsho is dammed which is definitely worth a visit. A cairn (5270m) on the flanks of Kusum Kangguru can also be rewarding and beneficial for acclimatization. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 09: Trek Thagnag to Khare (5025m) 3-4 hrs.
Today we are heading up from Tagnag towards the Mera Base Camp at Khare. We follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines and to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to your camping spot at Khare after 3-4 hrs walk. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 10: Ice climbing practice near Khare.
This morning after a breakfast, we prepare our gear for ice climbing (This may depends on season and availabilities of Ice if ice not available then we just hike around or rest) - just above the Khare and need to walk couple of hrs from where there are good views of the Mera La and the route up the mountain. This will also be a time for practicing few hrs Ice climbing and our leader will teach you and instruct about the climbing. After few hrs practicing at glacier, stroll back to camp and final preparation of our equipment and packing of our mountain bags.  (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 11: Trek to Mera Base Camp (5350m) 3-4 hrs.
A very short trek allowing for as much acclimatization time and a day walk as you make your way to Mera Base Camp. We first climb to the crest of the moraine above Khare and then up a steep slope of scree or snow to reach a boulder strewn bowl below the lower tongue of the Mera Glacier. Reaching the pass Mera La (5,415m/17,766ft) allows us to see spectacular views; we then descend 100m (328ft) towards the Hongu side and set up base camp in the moraine below the ice.  (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 12: Climb Mera Base Camp to Mera High Camp (5750m) 4-5 hrs.
Making your way to Mera High Camp can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. You make your way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. You set up a high camp and from here the views are outstanding, with Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu and more piercing the skyline. This evening we stop in Mera High Camp. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 13: Summit day and return back to Khare 7-8 hrs.
This is a big day, we wake up at 2.30 am around and after a breakfast, the group will put on crampons and rope up before setting out for the summit. From the high camp a well acclimatized party will take 3 - 4 hours to the central summit of Mera peak. If time and conditions permit we may opt to make the traverse to the slightly higher north summit. This excursion adds 2 -3 hours to the day is of a more technical nature than the rest of the climb and the decision as to whether we attempt this will be taken by the trip leader. From the summit can be seen the magnificent views of Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,029ft), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8338m), Kangchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7855m), Lubuche (6145m), Chamlang (7319m) are spectacular from the summit. You then retrace your steps to Khare after the climb with a rest and some hot soup at high camp on the way down. A long but inspirational day! (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 14: Reserve day for unforeseen condition.
This day we most kept for the reserve day for the unforeseen condition as weather problem or weakness then you can take this day as your reserve day and if earlier back then you can take the rest somewhere else around. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 15: Return back to Gothey.
After a great succeed of the expedition to Mt. Mera we descending to Hinku valley to Gothey for our overnight stop at camp. Enjoy the evening with local wines or whatever you want to relax. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 16: Trek Gothey to Tuli Kharka.
Today, we again climb up through the lush forest on the west side of the Hinku Valley to Tuli Kharka below the Zatwra La where we’ll stay. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 17: Trek Tuli Kharka to Lukla via crossing Zatrwa la.
Today, we have a last day for the trek and we start to climb few hundred meters to the Zatrwa La top will be our last climb of the trip. After the top we descending up to Lukla village where we conclude the trekking part and this evening enjoy with crews at the last dinner at the mountain. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 18: Flight Lukla to Kathmandu, 30 min.
The flight time to Kathmandu, are schedule for morning normally, because of the wind in the afternoon, sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our command. Anyway we will fly back to Kathmandu and your guide will transfer to hotel. You may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 19: Leisure day in Kathmandu.
Today is your leisure day, if interested you could buy some gifts from Nepal for your friends and relatives, you will visit some nearby shops or venture at Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guides or you can do it yourself too. If enthralled to explore some other areas of Kathmandu you could take some more time to do that today! Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration "Farewell dinner" at traditional Nepalese restaurant with Mountain Guide Trek staffs for successful completion of the Mera Peak Climbing! (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 20: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination). 
Today is last day in Nepal for this trip; you are saying good bye to the mountains as journey in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Mountain Guide Treks will take you to the airport.

(Note:- Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to bad weather conditions. Such conditions may happen even in the best seasons. Therefore, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits both at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both!  We do our extreme to avoid such delays, and fix you on next flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellation, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. We also organize Heli rescue in such conditions, if it's available and upon request by our clients. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions.  If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for the trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla)

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up drop service
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • One day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with license holder tour guide
  • 4 night's hotel accommodation at Kathmandu in deluxe hotel on BB basis
  • Guest house/tented accommodation according to given itinerary (sharing in 2 bed room) and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Domestic air ticket (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu)
  • Domestic airport Tax
  • "Farewell dinner" before a day your departure from Nepal.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), Climbing Leader, assistant Climbing leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Necessary group climbing gear & equipments
  • Down jacket, for seasonal sleeping bag, Mountain Guide treks & Expedition kit bag/duffel bag,  trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entree visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking etc.)
  • Personal trekking equipments & clothing
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fee
  • Tips for guides and porters

Note:- Cost includes and exclude section may give you better idea on how the trip is organized. Once you let us know the number of interested traveler and departure date we would get back to you with actual cost for the trip.

The following is a list of equipments, clothing and accessories that we recommend for Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we are feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for equipments and clothing which may be equally as suitable.

Head

  • Light or warm fleece hat.
  • Watch with light & alarm
  • Sun hat and scrap
  • Sunglasses

Upper Body

  • T-shirts (4)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and / or jacket (optional)
  • Body lotion / Anti-sunlight cream

Hands

  • Playing cards
  • Lightweight gloves (water / wind proof)
  • Trail map and guide book
  • Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (4)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4-pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4-pairs)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and / or sandals)

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag
  • Tent and all necessary camping equipments
  • Money belt
  • Head touch and batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Optional Items

  • Swiss Knife
  • Playing cards / backgammon / chess set
  • Trekking map
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading books
  • Journal & pen
  • Photos of home / family
  • Energy / protein bars (optional)
  • Walkman

Mountaineering Kit

  • Plastic or leather mountaineering climbing boot (one Pair)
  • Crampons (one pairs each)
  • Ice Axe (one each)
  • Harness (one each)
  • Carabineer / Three (2 screw gate, 1 plain)
  • Rope (50-60m)
  • Prussic Loops (3 meters)
  • Helmet (one each)
  • Snow Gaiter (one pairs each)
  • Jumer / Ascender (one each)
  • Gear tape Seattle
  • Figure 8 / Decender (one each)

Note: If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Photos

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