Mera Peak sits in the middle of the Khumbu district at 6,476m with three summit options being Mera North, Mera Central, and Mera South. As the highest trekking peak in Nepal minimal mountaineering experience is necessary. At the base of Mera there will be plenty of time to cultivate skill with an ice axe and crampons which will be the main equipment utilized in our ascent, if needed a day or two can be set aside for preparations and training. It is one of the most popular peak climbs because it is quite strait forward with the biggest danger being acclimatization; the central summit has the most traffic and is a little more difficult than the Northern summit which is actually the highest and annually has the fewest amount of trekkers (there is higher risk upon the northern route due to climate change).
For many tourists the trek to Mera peak begins in Lukla and drives onward along the well trodden road to Everest until reaching the crossroads of Namche Bazaar and then pushing over the Zatr La Pass at 4,610m to Tangnag just near the base of Mera. This is an intense way to begin the trek, though very popular amongst tourists, there is an alternative route that has much less traffic upon its trails hidden away from the endless crowds of human activity.
Just south of Lukla lays the astounding and untouched Hinku Valley which winds along a picturesque landscape devoid of the torrents of trekkers abounding the more popular route; Hinku Valley wraps and winds its way to Tangnag with serenity and ease, and for many who decide to take this option the valley floor is equally as memorable as the mountain top. We can always arrange a circuit so both routes are possible in one go, never fret, or fear for all options are possible here!
Upon the Summit of Mera is perhaps the greatest panoramic Mountain View in the entire world, as if you had Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Everest (8848m) Makalu (8463m) and Kangchenjunga (8586m) all sitting lined up just outside your back window. Words cannot express how it feels to behold these sublime colossal formations; as if you were a speck of dust floating before the heavens, the magnitude of their essence and power can only be experienced; and upon the summit of Mera they are as close at hand as can be without actually climbing them.
Day 1 :Arrive in Katmandu (1334m) transfer to hotel and welcome dinner.
Day 2 :Kathmandu valley sightseeing; climbing preparation and official briefing.
Day 3 :Fly to Lukla (2,800m) & trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730m) 3-4 hours trek.
Day 4 :Trek from Paiya to Pangkoma (2,850m) 5-6 hours trek.
Day 5 :Trek from Pangkoma to Nigmsa (Shibuche) (2,745m) 4-5 hours trek.
Day 6 :Trek from Nigmsa (Shibuche) to Chetrakhola (3,150m) 7-8 hours trek.
Day 7 :Trek from Chetrakhola to Kothe (3,600m) 6-7 hours trek
Day 8 :Trek from Kothe to Tangnang (4,350m) 3-4 hours trek.
Day 9 :Acclimatization day, explore around.
Day 10 :Trek from Tangnang to Khare (5,045m) 2-3 hours trek.
Day 11 :Khare to Mera Base Camp (5,300m) 3-4 hours.
Day 12 :Mera Base Camp to high camp (5,780m) 4-5 hours.
Day 13 :Mera High Camp to Mera peak (Summit) (6,461m.) & return to Khare (5,045m.) 8-9 hours.
Day 14 :An extra day for Contingency in case of bad weather.
Day 15 :Trek from Khare to Kothe (3,600m.) 4-5 hours trek.
Day 16 :Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka; 5-6 hours trek
Day 17 :Trek from Thuli Kharka to Lukla (2,800m.) 6-7 hours trek
Day 18 :Flight to Kathmandu and we go for a farewell dinner in the evening.
Day 19 :Transfer to the airport for your onward flight home sweet home.
|Start Date||End Date||Cost||Status|
|03 April 2015||21 May 2015||Book|
It is important to consider that internal flights to/from Lukla can be subject to disruption. Due to bad weather, flights can sometimes be delayed or even cancelled. Although such disruption is rare, we should be prepared for every eventuality, any time of the year, even in the peak trekking season. In case of flight cancellation it is therefore advised to bring extra money to cover costs of additional nights in Kathmandu, as this expense will not be included in your package. If you have to stay in Kathmandu longer than planned, you can of course enjoy other activities like cultural tours, rafting or shopping as you wish, and we can help to arrange this for you. For those travellers on a schedule that cannot be compromised, in case of flight disruption which is very rare, we can arrange an alternative trek to suit personal needs and time constraints.