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Mera Peak Climbing

15 days Package | (Based on 2 Review)

  • Availability
    Sept-Dec, Feb-May

  • Trip Duration
    15 days

  • Trek Difficulty
    Strenuous

  • Group Size
    Private & Group Tour

  • Maximum Altitude
    6461m

  • Guide Language
    English

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Quick Overview

  • Start:Kathmandu
  • End:Kathmandu
  • Duration:15 days
  • Best Season: March to May & Sep to Dec

Introduction

Mera Peak Climbing is an ideal option for the trekking & climber freaks who want to discover the pristine beauty of the Himalayas in Nepal. Located in the Hinku valley of northern Nepal, Mera Peak (6,461m) is the highest trekking peak in the world which consists of three summits Mera South, Mera North, and Mera Centra. The main highlights of this trek are a hike to base camp and summit itself and Mera Peak provides the best view of mountains including Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kangchenjunga in the Far East. Climbing Mera Peak is a tough challenge. The level of oxygen is less than half of what it is at sea level, so if you're a beginner or don't have previous trekking experience in high altitude, we don't recommend this trek for you. We will stay in the full-supported tented camp and training will be given by our mountain experts and guides before you go for the adventure. During this trek, you'll see the snow-covered Himalayas blessed with serene and fascinating view creates a unique charm that remains stored in the minds of the tourists forever. Months of March to May & Sep to Dec are the perfect months for this adventure.

Mera Peak Climbing adventure commences with the exhilarating flight to Lukla flight from Kathmandu with great Himalayan views. Then we follow the trail to the wilderness of the Khumbu region to Zatar La pass which is a typical route to Mera Peak. This trail takes you through pristine bamboo, rhododendron forest and several Nepali villages where you get to know about their culture, history, cuisines, and lifestyle. Then we climb up to Mera base camp (5,300m) and finally Mera Peak at 6,661m. After enjoying the best view at the Mera summit, we descend back via Khare to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu.

Trek Highlights

  • Beautiful lakes and waterfalls
  • Majestic mountains: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kangchenjunga
  • Mera Peak, the highest climbing peak of Nepal
  • Nepali culture and tradition
  • Mera base camp and great views
  • Thrilling flight to Lukla

 

Food

The food in the teahouse will be basic, simple local and organic food that is made from locally produced products. You can choose your food preferences from the food menu available at the teahouse or camp. You can enjoy a variety of food items during your stay in Kathmandu. The food items in the trek include ethnic cuisines foods as well as western-style meals such as Sherpa stew, fresh vegetable items, handmade bread items, , rara noodles, different soups, spaghetti, pizza, rice items, eggs, potatoes items, apple pie, Dal Bhat, etc. We recommend you to have black tea, lemon tea, hot chocolates, ginger tea, and garlic soup to stay away from the high-elevation problem. In high-elevation, there won't be any teahouse to provide you a food, so we'll provide you a experienced kitchen crew who'll prepare the best and delicious food for you.

Accommodation

In lower altitude guesthouses or teahouses are available run by local people who offer the standard comfort and services. Most rooms have twin beds, blanket, pillow with showers available and bathroom on a sharing basis and other basic facilities. As you trek to the higher altitudes, you will find that most of the time your accommodation will include tea-houses and local lodges managed by the residents and camps.  One thing, you need to keep in mind that single rooms might not be available easily in higher altitudes as in Kathmandu valley or lower elevations. We'll also stay in camps/tents for few days.

Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 2 : Sightseeing Kathmandu
Day 3 : Fly to Lukla, trek to Chhuthanga
Day 4 : Trek to Thuli Kharka via Zwatra la pass
Day 5 : Trek to Khote
Day 6  : Khote to Thaknak  
Day 7 : Thaknak to Khare
Day 8 : Acclimatize day in Khare
Day 9 : Khare to Mera base camp
Day 10 : Mera base camp to high camp
Day 11 : Mera high camp to summit-return to Khare
Day 12 : Khare to Khote
Day 13 : Khote to Thuli Kharka
Day 14 : Thuli Khara to Lukla
Day 15 : Fly to Kathmandu
Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our team will welcome you at the airport terminal and transfer you to the hotel. After the hotel check-in process, you can rest for a while and shop in Thamel in the evening. Overnight stay.


Day 2 : Sightseeing Kathmandu

Day 2 is going to be special for you as we will take you to Kathmandu city tour where you'll visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and famous Monkey Temple. After trek preparation, spend overnight at a hotel in Thamel.


Day 3 : Fly to Lukla, trek to Chhuthanga

Finally, we leave busy city Kathmandu and fly to Lukla which takes around 30 minutes and start our trek to Chhuthanga. Lukla is the main hub and starting point of most of the treks in the Everest Region. Overnight at Chhuthanga.


Day 4 : Trek to Thuli Kharka via Zwatra la pass

The trail continues after breakfast at a lodge. Today, we start our trek from Chhuthanga to reach Thuli Kharka via Zwatra La Pass. Overnight at Thuli Kharka.


Day 5 : Trek to Khote

A pleasant walk to Kothe leads through the forest full of tall Himalayan pine and rhododendron trees. We make our camp at Kothe spend overnight at tented camp. From Kothe, we can see the Mera Peak and spend overnight.


Day 6  : Khote to Thaknak  

The trek continues along the west bank of the Hinku Drangka northwards, and after leaving the forest, the valley widens and opens, and we follow to a pasture and small kharkas to reach Thaknak. Overnight stay. 


Day 7 : Thaknak to Khare

The trail to Khare follows a relatively good trail that takes up across the moraine which dams the Charpatti Tal. From the trail to Khare, one can witness the spectacular panorama of Kyashar, Mera and Kusum Kangru. Overnight at Khare.


Day 8 : Acclimatize day in Khare

Day 8 is a rest day at Khare for proper acclimatization or and also go on a hike uphill for an hour where you'll get Ice climbing training. It is a much-needed rest day before ascending to Mera Peak Base Camp. We hike down to our tented camp for overnight.


Day 9 : Khare to Mera base camp

The trail goes on by following south to the moraine and passes crest to the foot of the black, steep screed slope, the path goes steeply and zig-zag on its way up to the top, as we can see the spectacular scenery of Mera Glacier. We conclude our day at Mera Base camp and spend overnight at tented camp.


Day 10 : Mera base camp to high camp

In the first few hours of trek, one can have a grand view of the northern peaks of Makalu, then Everest and Nuptse. As we come nearer to High Camp, you can have a view of Cho Oyu. Arriving at High Camp, you'll get the spectacular panorama of Kanchenjunga if the weather gets favorable. Overnight at High Camp.


Day 11 : Mera high camp to summit-return to Khare

Day 11 is the most important day of our itinerary as we are putting our step to the height of 6,461m which is an achievement for a lifetime. You can have some of the best views of Himalayas in the region and we descend to Khare for an overnight stay.


Day 12 : Khare to Khote

We walk downhill enjoying the panoramic views of the Himalayan valley and stunning mountain vistas and reach at Khote for an overnight stay. We celebrate our success of trek by trying out local delicacies and wines at Kothe.


Day 13 : Khote to Thuli Kharka

The trek passes through the lush forest of rhododendron and pine on the west side of the Hinku Valley and following the same trail takes us to Tuli Kharka below the Zatwra La for staying overnight at camp.


Day 14 : Thuli Khara to Lukla

Today's trail is easy and scenic as we walk down to Lukla from Thuli Kharka. You'll come across blooming rhododendron forest to reach Lukla. Overnight at Lukla.


Day 15 : Fly to Kathmandu

This is the final day of our trek and our representatives will bid you farewell from the airport after reaching Kathmandu.


Cost Includes

  • Airport peak and drop.
  • Three night hotel in Kathmandu . (two in on arrival and one in departure.
  • Three times meal on trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Hot drinks, tea or coffee.
  • Fresh fruit every day after dinner
  • Accommodation during the expedition
  • For camping part tent & all kitchen crews.
  • English speaking guide and porter ( Two people one porter (each porter carry 25kg)
  • Kathmandu – Lukla –Kathmandu air ticket.
  • All the necessary barun national park entrance free and other necessary entrance.
  • All the ground transportation
  • Treated drinking water.
  • Nature Explore Trek duffle bag (refundable after trip.)
  • Nature Explore Trek Down jacket (refundable after trip)
  • Nature Explore Trek t-shirt as a gift.
  • All the Gov. Vat, tax etc.

Climbing part included:

  • Climbing permit for Mera  
  • Garbage deposit cost as per require from Nepal Gov.
  • Climbing guide.
  • Tent and kitchen crews for whole climbing part.
  • Fresh food and hot drinks cook by won cook at the high camp.
  • All the necessary climbing documents etc.
  • Nature Explore t-shirt as a gift.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare.
  • Personal insurance (incase for emergency only.)
  • Personal Trekking and Climbing gear.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Wi-Fi Laundry, Hot shower, Cold drinks, (mineral water, beer and coke Fanta etc.) and Extra Snacks during the trip.
  • Extra then above mention in itinerary.
  • Tipping to staff.
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Jo Eva

Published: Feb 19, 2020

UK
Rating:

We did the Mera Peak trek with Nature Explore in November - it was a fantastic trip which I’d definitely recommend!

It was very well organised with Dinesh meeting us at the airport on arrival and answering all of our questions very quickly by email before we arrived.

We had a day in Kathmandu before travelling by jeep to the start of the trek at Phaplu. We walked up the lower route which was good to acclimatise and see lots of Nepalese villages on the way. We also visited a very interesting monastery.

 

Fantastic trek - Mera Peak

The second half of the trek was walking up to Khare at 5,000m where we spent two nights to acclimatise and practice our rope skills. We also hired boots, crampons and extra warm kit here at a very reasonable price.

The final stage was walking up to high camp at 5,800m where we camped and were cooked really nice food for dinner (in very cold weather!). We then set out at around 2am to walk to the summit arriving at 7.30am. We walked slowly and had a great climbing guide based at Khare who knew the route exactly.

An excellent trip which was organised very well. We also had a really nice and knowledgable guide Lila and porter Subash. A great team and company to do Mera Peak with! Thanks all for a great and memorable trip. Jo

Jonny Bellys

Published: Feb 20, 2020

China
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Have used Dinesh before on other treks - great guy! Spent just over two weeks round trip from Kathmandu to summit Mera Peak, and have nothing but wholehearted thanks for the way I was looked after. Highly professional and very friendly. Dinesh and his business partner have set up their own company (Nature Explore) after both working as guides for other organisations, and provide clients with a fantastic level of service and care. A fully Nepalese owned venture that provides sterling customer satisfaction whilst also making sure local porters/lodge owners etc get treated fairly. Fantastic!

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