Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak is high enough to be seriously challenging but does not require serious mountaineering skills being one of the least demanding peaks of this altitude. Let Himalayan Glacier guide you to the summit of this popular peak; neck high to the famous Himalayan giants. This peak rises to the South of Everest and dominates the beautiful and remote valleys of Hinku and Hunku. The ascent to this peak is made from the Mera La pass (5,415m/17,766ft) on the Northern Face, which connects the unpopulated valley of Hunku to the Hinku valley. The late Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tensing were the first climbers to conquer Mera Peak following this very route on 20th May 1953.
Trekking & Mera Peak Peak Climbing
Duration: 23 days
Max. Altitude: 6476m
Main Season : October,April
Accomodation:4 night in Kathmandu Hotel,1 night in Trekking Lodge & 17 night in Tent
Group Size: min 2 pax
- All ground Transportation by car
- Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu in 3 stars hotel with breakfast as per itinerary
- Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu flight fare for members, 2 Nepali staff & cargo.
- Accommodation in tent house during trek
- Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in camping
- Tea Coffee
- sleeping bag
- Everest trekking map.
- All necessary paper work & Permits
- Mera Peak climbing royalty
- Climbing Sherpa Equipments Fees
- A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking)
- NMA( Nepal Mountaineering Association certified ) climbing guide
- Accommodation, Meals, Salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
- required porters, experienced cook, sherpas and kitchen crew
- Tents, mattress, cooking utensils and camping equipments.
- First Aid Kit
- Travel Rescue Arrangement
- All government taxes.
- Farewell dinner
- Garbage deposits 250
- International Airfare
- Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
- Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
- Personal Mountaineering Gear
- Travel & Rescue insurance
- Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
- Tips for staffs
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extend
# anything not included in cost include section
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Accommodation on the trek & Food
You will be accommodated in lodges during tea house trek & tent in camping trek . Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
There are a lot of steep ascents and descents on the trek and a good level of fitness is required. Some days you may be required to walk up to six hours. Please note that the estimated walking time each day will vary according to the overall fitness of the group and weather conditions.
Footwear & Clothing: Bring well broken-in walking shoes, suitable for snow; thick socks, light socks, camp shoes; down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and pants; sweater or fleece jacket; underwear; warm and cotton or polypropylene pants or jeans; shirts and T-shirts; shorts; long underwear; wool hat; sun hat; gloves; bathing suit; comfortable track/gym suit.
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Arrival day in Kathmandu Overnight in Hotel
Clear Sky Trekking & Expedition representative will greet you in an airport & transfer you to your hotel; here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage
Expedition Preparation and official formalities. Overnight in Hotel
We will use this day for permit preparation & however you can use this day for sightseeing as After breakfast, you will start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. We will arrange a guide to give you a tour and introduction to our rich culture amongst our ancient and fascinating history and religion. In our sightseeing tour you go to Swayambhunath(Monkey temple), Pashupatinath( Hindu Pilgrimage temple ) , Baudhanath( Biggest Stupa in south Asia) and Kathmandu Durbar square(home of living godesss & ancient royal palace)
Kathmandu- Lukla(2804m) & trek to Chutok( 2800m) .Overnight in Tent BLD
(Trekking times only; stops not included) Take an early morning flight to Lukla, and get your first real peak of the Himalayas on the flight, arriving at the Lukla airstrip deep in the Khumbu region. After meeting with crew you commence your adventure through Surke village where local legend says that this area was once a lake; hence the soil is really fertile. You reach your destination to Chutok .
Chutok – Pangkongma(2850m) Overnight in Tent BLD
After short smooth walking path ascending, on the way you will cross over Chutok La and take a steep decent of 300m to reach your campsite
Pangkongma: Rest Overnight in Tent BLD
This is the first of the two specific acclimatization days. You can spend the day taking a day hike to view point or by relaxing and exploring around Pangkongma. Stay overnight in Pangkongma .
Pangkongma - Khure(Ningswa)(3800m) Overnight in Tent BLD
Today your trek north along the ridge of the river Hinku Khola. It takes the whole day to reach Khure but you are rewarded with fantastic views of 6,500m (21,325ft) peaks, Sanu Himal, Mojang Himal and Mera Himal
Khure(Ningswa)- Chhatra Khola(3500m) Overnight in Tent BLD
An early start is required for you to reach your campsite at Chhatra Khola. The path fallow ascends and descent to Chhatra Khola but you will see incredible view of Mera Range, Mojang Himal etc.
Chhatra Khola - Kote (3600m) Overnight in Tent BLD
We descend on hillsides, by pleasant meadows and lower down through forests of blue Himalayan pines and rhododendrons. Beautiful views of the south side of Mera Peak.
Kote – Tangnag(4350m) Overnight in Tent BLD
Today is another short day as you trek in the shadow of Mera Himal along the ridge of the Hinku Khola. Tangnag is a summer grazing area with the simplest of lodges and shops starting to develop.
Tangnag: Rest Overnight in Tent BLD
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 on the flanks of Kusum Kangguru can also be rewarding and beneficial for acclimatization. Our climbing Sherpa provide you training course. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included)
Tangnag – Khare(5025m) Overnight in Tent BLD
You 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, Khare (5025m/16,486ft).
Ice climbing practice near Khare Overnight in Tent BLD
This morning after a breakfast, we prepare our gear for ice climbing 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 and overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included)
Khare - Mera Base Camp(5350m) Overnight in Tent BLD
A very short trek allowing for as much acclimatization time and a day walk as you make your way to Mera Base Camp. 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.
Mera Base Camp- Mera High Camp(5750m) Overnight in Tent BLD
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.
Mera High Camp-Summit (6,476m/21,247ft) - Mera Base Camp Overnight in Tent BLD
You commence your summit day in the early light and end up with a 100m (328ft) ascent with rope and ice climbing to reach the summit. The magnificent views of Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,029ft), Cho-Oyu (8,201m/26,906ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft), Makalu (8,463m/27,766ft), Kangchenjunga (8,586m/28,169ft), Nuptse (7,855m/25,770ft), Lubuche (6,145m/20,160ft), Chamlang (7,319m/24,013ft) are spectacular from the summit. You then retrace your steps to Mera Base Camp.
Spare day in case of bad weather. Overnight in Tent BLD
This will be reserved day if incase of bad weather
Mera Base Camp – Khare . Overnight in Tent BLD
Trek back to Khare
Trek to Khothey (3600 meters). Overnight in Tent BLD
Leaving the mountains behind us our descent takes us through Tangnag before continuing back to Khothey 3600meters.
Trek to Thuli Kharka(4200 meters) Overnight in Tent BLD
Our trek Descends back the same way.
Trek to Lukla (2804 meters) Overnight in Tent BLD
Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town.
Lukla - Kathmandu: Overnight in Hotel
Early morning fly to Kathmandu, giving you a last glimpse of the Himalayas and a reminder of your achievements. Transfer to your hotel; the day at leisure to rest.
Kathmandu free day of your own. Overnight in Hotel
This is the free day and you can use it for your shopping .In the evening we will drive you for farewell dinner with cultural dance.
Final Departure B
All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure Himalaya.