Mera Peak 6,476 meters, the highest peak climbing trip in Nepal. Our journey starts from Lukla and return to Lukla after successful climb to Mera Peak (6,476m/ 22,242ft). We have an extra 2 nights before the summit to cut risk of high altitude.
Mera peak climbing is challenging with great adventure but less technical trekking Peaks so, basis climbing or mountaineering experience is enough to join this trip. Mountaineers who plan to go for higher peak climbing above 7000m can start their 1st climbing from Mera peak to gain enough climbing technique & mountaineering experience before heading up for those high peaks. It ranks among the most rewarding peak climbing in Nepal and leads to a true mountaineering experience. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing made the first successful ascent of Mera Peak on 20 May 1953. The route they used is still the standard route. However there are many other routes crossing over high & difficult passes which lead you to the Base Camp & Summit of Mera Peak. We established a last high camp on the Mera la, a stunning view point before to make a successful summit. The views from the summit are dramatic along with Mt. Everest; the unclimbed south face of Lhotse and Nuptse on the north and Kanchanjunga, chamlang and Maklu on the east.
Our itinerary starts after Trans Himalayan flight to incline airstrip Lukla and continue further to the east following through fascinating Sherpa Villages to Mera Base Camp (5,099m/16,729ft) situated at the base of an immense glacier leading to the Mera La Pass. The climb from Mera La to the Summit is gradual with outstanding mountain views. After a successful summit, we take a short cut route back to Lukla and take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.
Our office Staff with Car & driver will welcome, greet you at International Airport on Arrival. After Visa formalities complete, you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look after your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard and follow them. Meet our Staff and then Transfer to Hotel. Check in at Hotel, free welcome drinks tea/coffee or any cold drinks. Company Manager will meet you with your guide and will provide detailed Plans and Briefing about the trip. Balance trip Payment should clear if any etc. Free day for relax or explore around the city yourself.
After Breakfast your day will start for sightseeing tour of 4 Popular UNESCO Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley. Our first destination is Swoyambhunath. This place offers a majestic view of the entire Kathmandu valley. Stupa of Swoyambhunath epitomizes Buddhism. Your guide will enlighten you with detailed historical and cultural information about the place. After this you will visit Living goddess home and Kathmandu Durbar square. Locally this, Old royal palace area is called Basantapur Area or Hanuman dhoka Durbar Square. Our next sightseeing will be at Buddha nath (the biggest & Largest Buddhist Stupa in the World). In this Area, you will visit Buddhist Monastery and stop for lunch Break. If weather is clear you can see nearest Mountain of Kathmandu- Ganesh Himal from top of Restaurant.
After Lunch, we will visit Hindus temple Pasupatinath and tour for today is finished. It normally takes 5-6 hours tour to visit all these 4 monuments within Kathmandu city. Afternoon free for packing for trek and getting ready.
We take a spectacular morning flight to Lukla and meet our crew there, sort out all the tents and begin walking for 3 to 4 hours towards east from Lukla, passing through a number of tiny hamlets before entering thick forest on the hillside below the Kalo Himal Ridge. Be careful to stay with the group on this section as there are many trails leading away from the main path. There are many streams with numerous places for the first camp.Over night at camp/or at local lodge.
You trek steep ascent path to cross Zatrawala Pass. From here you can enjoy the spectacular views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang peak and many other mountains and peaks. Later, we walk along the leveled trail for almost one and half hours and then the trail turns downhill and you trek through this descent path all the way to Zatrabok. This is campsite surrounded by hills. Over night at camp/ or local lodge.
We trek steep descent path all the way to reach Kothe. En route, we pass forests of juniper, rhododendron and other local vegetation. The views we can enjoy are of Mera peak, Nauleku peak and many other mountains and peaks. Over night at camp/or local lodge.
We continue trek along the bank of river and find bush on both sides. The path is gradual ascent and we will have close up views of Kusum Kanguru peak and many more Himalayas. Over night at camp/or local lodge.
This is free day for Acclimatization. You can practice little climbing training in this day. Optional, you could hike to little high hill and return to camp.
Today we will climb above 5,000 m (16,400ft) for the first time. Our hike up to Khare (5,100m, 16,728ft) is short, but we will take it slowly, with frequent stops to soak up the incredible surroundings. The trails heads eastward out of Tangnag, along with the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier.We will pause to climb up the moraine for a view of the pristine Sabai Tso glacial lake. A drop in lake level, caused by a recent rupture of the natural dam the held the lake, is clearly visible. We will arrive at Khare in the early afternoon and have lunch. From Khare, the beautiful north face of Mera Peak is in plain view and Mera glacier spills steeply down into the valley. Over night at Camp/or local lodge.
This is an acclimatization day as you can prepare yourself for the Mera Peak climbing. Stroll around and prepare for to attempt the peak. Over night at Camp.
Today we walk through a boulder strewn coursen to steep trail to reach Mera base Camp. where, upon our reaching, there can be extra climing trainining will be provided by our expert Sherpa climbing guide. rest of the day would be free to rest and Prepare for next day great adventure.
This day we trek gradual ascent path all the way. This area is quite covered by ice glacier. The views make us speechless as we can enjoy the Everest, Makalu, Baruntse, Kusum Kanguru and many other mountains and peaks in panorama. Moreover we feel chill by the magnificent views of Mera Glacier. Over night at camp.
We take this day as a reserve day incase if weather gets bad. It depends on how the weather permit us. If so we can use this day as climbing practice day. Mentally prepare for next morning climbing and over night at camp.
The climb to the summit of Mera starts gradually and much will depend on snow and general weather conditions. The central summit will soon appear above the head of a wide glacier flanked by two ridges. We climb the centre of this over open snowfields and avoiding crevasses. The route then swings south-east, skirting below and to the east of the left-hand ridge before turning back rightwards towards the main summit ridge of Mera. Mera actually has three summits; the highest is our objective. We reach this by following a classic snow-ridge to just below the final wall that guards the top. This short steep snow slope is easily climbed but there is a big effort required to climb this last 50 metres. Your reward, however, is a feeling of ecstatic jubilation as you survey the magnificent panorama from the top. After taking pictures and enjoying the view, we descend by the same route back to our campsite below the Mera La. Over night at Camp
Today we will hike for like 7 hours to reach Kothe. The walking is not tough. We walk along the gradual descent path passing through Tangnang. This is a small village and we find yak settlement here. To reach Kothe we will follow the same kind of path. On the way we pass forests covered with fir, rhododendron and local vegetation. Over night at Camp/or local lodge.
The trail goes steep up all the way to Zatrabok. On the way you pass forests and green hills. And over night stay at Camp/or local lodge.
Today we continue ascent walk till to Zatrawala Pass and we trek downwards trails to reach Chutanga. Walking en route this is through rocky path and over night at Camp/or local lodge.
Today we trek through forests of fir, rhododendron, oak, juniper and local vegetation. The trail we walk along moves downhill all the way to Lukla. We can enjoy the views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang peak and many other surrounding mountains of the region. Finally reach Lukla, confirm our flight ticket and over night at Camp. Evening celebration of the successful Trek & Climbing. Over night at Guest House.
We take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu from lukla which comes through over a mountain hills and gives us last opportunity to enjoy with the surrounding Himalayan views of the Everest region. It takes 40 minute to Kathmandu and transfers you to the hotel.Over night stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
This is actually an extra night stay at Kathmandu in case flight delayed to Lukla- Kathmandu due to bad mountain weather or any other problems. This extra night in Kathamndu will always safe from any delays or problems. If you have very limited time, you can still customize trek program. This is day; you can make sightseeing of remaining temples/monuments of Kathmandu or just shopping and relax day as your own.
Morning free for last Minute shopping or time as your own.
Our driver and airport representative drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home. We ensure that you leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime.