Trek to Mera Peak (6476m)

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Enter a land of snow and ice as you make your way around open crevasses, following the Mera glacier.

The summit boasts some of the greatest views on earth with panoramic views of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu.

This is the highest trekking peak in the Himalaya's and we invite you to join our highly skilled climbing sherpa's on this adventure of a lifetime!

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3 things to know when trekking up Mera Peak

1. Mera Peak has 2 summits. Mera North and Mera Central. If the weather is nice to us, then you will have the opportunity to go to both

2. Mera Peak is the highest trekking mountain in the Himilaya's. There are only a few bigger than it in the whole world

3. Training and experience is required. Experience of using an ice axe and crampons is essential. If you don't have these, get in touch and we can recommend a course.

Day 1: Fly to Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport, your guides will be waiting for you, ready to take you to your hotel.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel, Twin shared room

Meals: Welcome dinner

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today you will have an opportunity to explore Kathmandu and visit the local monastery which overlooks the whole city. Watch out for the monkeys! You will stay in your hotel tonight.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel, Twin shared room

Meals: Not included

Day 3: Fly to Lukla, Trek to Chutok 

Your local guide will transfer you back to Kathmandu airport to catch your internal flight to Lukla (2840m). You will be met there by your porters and this is where your trek will begin. From here we hike up to the Chutok La pass (2945m) and overnight at Chutok (2800m).

Day 4: Trek from Chutok to Pangkongma

After the pass of Col Khari La the trail carries along mountain sides through the Khari Khola valley to Pangkongma (2846m)

Day 5: Pangkongma to Nashing Dingma

Trek through the rich rhododendron and bamboo forest to reach the heights of Pangkongma La pass. Along the trail that follows you will have a chance to visit a local monastery as well.  The pass will be a good vantage point to catch the glimpse of Mera and Naulekh and the stunning landscapes in the surrounding. You will continue towards Hinku Valley and down to Hinku Khola. Once we cross Hinku Khola we will continue climbing up which will lead us to the camping ground of Nasing Dingma.

Day 6: Nashing Dingma to Chalem Kharka (3600m)

Today you will cross the 3000m altitude line while trekking unto Chalet Kharka. Our walk in the morning begins with a gradual ascent through the grazing grounds surrounded by lush green forests. the trail will become steeper as we climb Sure La.  Beautiful views and a warm cup of tea over the pass will be a good reward.  As we continue our trek you will start entering coniferous and rhododendron forests. After breaking a bit of sweat you will reach Chalet Kharka where you can rest our aching feet for the night.

Day 7: Chalem Kharka to Chunbu Kharka (4200m)

You continue through the forest climbing on the side of the ridge. It won’t be long before we pass the forest line and enter more rugged terrain. The landscape keeps getting better and better as you walk through the grazing grounds and cross a small pass. Magnificent views of Kanchenjunga and Jannu east can be seen. After a few hours of walking, you will make it to Chunbu Kharka where you stay the night.

Day 8: Acclimatisation in Chunbu Kharka (4200m)

Today you give our body some rest to recover and acclimatise before going to higher altitude. You will explore the surrounding areas which offer splendid views. You will also do a gear and refresh your skills.

Day 9: Trek to Khote (3600m)

You set off from Chunbu Kharka. The climb forward will be steep but rewarding once up top. You will slowly descend down towards the valley, walking through the rhododendrons until you get to the Hinku river. You will call it a day after crossing the river and reaching to Khote. The stay will be a pleasant experience. 

Day 10: Trek to Tangnag (4350m)

From Khote we will get a clear view of Kayashar Mountain that towers the valley. You will continue our adventure towards Tang nag, that houses a small collection of tea-houses. On the way to Tangnag we will pass several grazing lands with yaks enjoying the grass and sun

Day 11: Trek to Dig Kharka (4650m)

The trail leads you towards the mountain and twist towards the east. The gradual ascent will be enduring and you will slowly head towards Ding Kharka that is located close to the Hinku Nup Glacier. It will be interesting to camp close to a glacier but sleep peacefully as your camp will be in a safe area

Day 12: Trek to Khare (5100m)

You are close to our target. Today you will get one step close to Mera Peak. Today will climb up to Knare where you will have a chance to practice and learn glacier skills. Not only will you feel pumped up but also enchanted by the magnificent views that surround you.

Accommodation: Camping, 2 person tent

Meals: Not included

 

Day 13: Trek to Mera Peak Base Camp (5400m)

Today will be an exciting day as we will be climbing up Mera Glacier and make it up to the pass. The feeling of being in this terrain will be a rewarding experience that will boost you for the upcoming climb to Mera Peak. You will set up our camp in a safe area and spend the night.

Accommodation: Camping, 2 person tent

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 14: Acclimitisation day at Mera Peak Base Camp

Last day of acclimatization for the climb that begins from tomorrow. Your Trip leader and crew will run another training session to get your prepared and ready for the climb. You will learn essential skills required while using ropes, abseiling skills will also be covered. The practice session will be done in the glacier, after several sessions you will feel ready and tired too

Day 15: Move to high camp (5800m)

Game face, you will reach the high camp through the slopes today. It won’t be that difficult as the slopes are easy angled. You will be passing around crevasses, the dark void without depth is alluring to look at. You will have to tread through some steep slopes too with open snow slopes that will lead you to high camp. Being surrounded by the snow peaks of Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Nuptse will give rise to an elated feeling that is sure to stay with you forever.

Accommodation: Camping, 2 person tent

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: Summit Mera Peak (6476m) and trek to Khare (4900m)

Gear up and get ready, today you push to the summit of Mera Peak. You will head for the central summit and provided the weather and time is still favoring we will get the opportunity to do the northern summit. You get started by following the snow ridge towards the last 50m that will demand your best. Making up to the summit will be a memory you will never forget and the feeling is hard to describe in words.

You claim victory, enjoy the impressive and prepare for the careful descent down to Khare, where a celebration will be in order.

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Spare day

A day extra has been allocated to accommodate you in case we are not able to summit due to weather conditions making it difficult on the first day

Day 18: Trek from Khare to Khothey (3600m)

You now leave Mera Peak behind and start making our way back to Lukla. You will cover quite a lot of trails as you descend so today you will make it to Khothey walking through the familiar Ding Kharka and Tangnag Trails

Day 19: Trek from Khothey to Thuli Kharka (4200m)

You start early morning from Khotey through the beautiful pine and rhododendron forests. You walk through the gentle Nepali flats while enjoying the familiar views of Mera Peak and several Himalayan ranges. It won’t be long before we reach Thuli Kharka where you spend your last night before Lukla.

Day 20: Trek from Thuli Kharka to Lukla (2860m)

You have a long day of walking ahead of you. One last day of adventure before we fly out from Lukla tomorrow, with an experience of a lifetime that shall forever be an achievement you can be proud of. We arrive back in Lukla where you will accommodate yourself in a cozy lodge before a farewell dinner.

Day 21: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains one last time on the 25 minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu we are met and transferred back to our starting hotel

Day 22: Fly Home

Your transfer will drop you on time at the international airport to return back home or to continue your travel

1. Requirements

Fitness: Hard. You'll need to be fit enough to hike for a 10 hour day. To train we recommend running or playing sport, 2-3 times a week. It's also great to do a few practice hikes with a 5kg rucksack before you head out.

Skill Level: Intermediate. Ice axe and crampon experience is essential. No ropework skills are required.

2. Logistics

Included are internal flights, airport transfers, hotels and other logistics. 

3. Equipment

You will need clothing suitable to -20C and appropriate mountaineering equipment (Crampons, Ice Axe, B3 mountaineering boots etc). We can rent these to you in Nepal if needed. A full kit list is provided within the course PDF.

Availability & Prices

Fri
4 Oct 5pm
Fri 25 Oct 12pm
$3,049
($450 deposit)
FULLY BOOKED

1. What is included?

We include:

  • Porters and guides
  • Airport transfers and internal flights
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and on the trek
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Filtered water on the trek
  • Food at base camp and high camp

The course excludes:

  • International flights
  • Food - we recommend you allow $250-350 for food on the trek.
  • Warm showers in the tea houses (usually c.$4)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any visa fees
  • Personal travel and rescue insurance

2. What are the visa requirements?

Please note it is your responsibility to arrange visas before you travel. Currently, all foreign nationals (except Indians) require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan airport. If getting the visa at the airport be prepared for long queues. You will also need to provide one passport photo and the following fees in US dollars cash only: single entry visa valid for 15 days - US $25: Single Entry Visa for 30 days - US $40 and multiple entry visa valid for 90 days - US $100

3. Do I need immunisations?

We can't advise you on this, but we recommend you check at http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx  .

4. Am I fit enough?

Mera Peak requires you to trek at altitude for sometimes up to 8 hours per day, with a small 10kg rucksack on. We recommend you train with long hikes and/or a sport of your choice (e.g. running).

5. How old do I need to be?

The minimum age for this trek is 18.

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