Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak Climbing is one of the most alluring trekking peaks in Nepal as it involves a culturally stimulating journey through remote picturesque villages and forests followed by a gentle climb to the summit.
Mera Peak (6476m/21,246ft) is the highest trekking peak in Nepal and an ideal challenge for a first-time climb in the Himalaya. It is an exciting, scenically stunning mountain becoming popular among trekkers and climbers as it is the highest trekking peak in Nepal, in Khumbu (Everest) Valley. The ease of reaching this elevation may be its biggest danger but good weather and snow conditions are, of course, necessary for safety and success. Trekking and acclimatization programmed designed to give you the best possible chance of an enjoyable yet successful journey. Mera peak climbing trip will be an lifetime adventure experience in Nepal.
It is very important to have right seasonal Clothing & Equipment for the safe and enjoyable trek in Nepal. Here below, we have listed the required equipment for traveling to Nepal and its Himalayas. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
|Head:Sun hat or scarfLight balaclava or warm fleece hatSunglasses with UV protection||Hands:Lightweight glovesHeavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer|
|Upper Body:T-shirts (2)Light and expedition weight thermal topsFleece jacket or pulloverFleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric)
shell jacketT- Shirt and Down Jacket
–Advanced Adventure provide you this
|Lower Body:Underwear (4)Hiking shorts (2)Lightweight cotton long pantsLight and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
|Feet:Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)Hiking boots with spare lacesCamp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
|Accessories:Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees Advanced Adventure provide thisHeadlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteriesSmall pad or combination lock-to-lock for trek bag-Advanced Adventure provide Trekking Duffle Bag.Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Thermarest sleeping pad
Water bottles (2)
Small wash towel
|Extras/Luxuries:BinocularsReading bookTrail Map/Guide bookJournal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
|Day 01:||Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)|
|Day 02:||Kathmandu: trip preparation|
|Day 03:||Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730m/8,956ft): 40 mins flight to Lukla|
|Day 04:||Paiya to Pangkongma (2,846m/9,337ft): 5-6 hours|
|Day 05:||Pangkongma to Nashing Dingma (2,591m/8,500ft): 4-5 hours|
|Day 06:||Nashing Dingma to Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft): 7-8 hours|
|Day 07:||Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft): 6-7 hours|
|Day 08:||Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft): 3-4 hours|
|Day 09:||Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hours|
|Day 10:||Khare: Acclimatization and preâ€“climb training|
|Day 11:||Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 6-7 hours|
|Day 12:||Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare|
|Day 13:||Â Summit Reserve Day|
|Day 14:||Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hours|
|Day 15:||Kothe to Zatrwa La pass (4600 m/14720 ft): 5-6 hours|
|Day 16:||Zatrwa La pass to Lukla: 6-7 hours|
|Day 17:||Fly to Kathmandu|
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
On arrival at Kathmandu; Meet & greet at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Enjoy Nepali welcome dinner with traditional dance performances.
Overnight at Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu: trip preparation
Full Day SightSeeing in world heritage places including Swyambhunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Preparation for trekking in the Evening.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730m/8,956ft): 40 mins flight, 5-6 hours trek
We catch an early morning flight to Lukla and begin our trek to Paiya after landing at the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla. We walk on a jungle trail, cross a bridge over the Handi Khola and reach Surke Village. From here we continue moving south and cross the Chutok La pass before reaching the small settlement of Paiyan, also known as Chutok.
Overnight at Paiya.
Day 04: Paiya to Pangkongma (2,846m/9,337ft): 5-6 hours
We descend for a while and reach a small bridge. From here the trail is slippery until we cross the Kari La pass. We walk through rhododendron and bamboo forests on a narrow mountain trail. On todayâ€™s trip we also get to be in awe of the Dudhkoshi Valley. We continue our trek to Pangkongma Village whose settlers are dependent on farming and trading.
Overnight atÂ Pangkongma.
Day 05: Pangkongma to Nashing Dingma (2,591m/8,500ft): 4-5 hours
We begin our trek after breakfast. After trekking out of Pangkongma, we cross the Pangkongma La pass. Then we ascend, walk on a steady path, pass a mani and reach Shibuche. We have lunch here. We continue our trek on a downhill path before crossing a bridge over the Hinku Khola. We pass through Gai Kharka or a grazing area and reach Nashing Dinga after a while.
Overnight at Nashing Dingma.
Day 06: Nashing Dingma to Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft): 7-8 hours
We descend to Surkie La pass and cross it and continue walking downhill for a while. Then we begin ascending. Our trail then passes through Phokte Village, Chalem Kharka and Danda Kharka. We also pass through bamboo forests. After Danda Kharka, it is an uphill walk until we reach Panch Pokhari. Next, we walk on a zigzag path before reaching Chhatra Khola.
Overnight at Chhatra Khola.
Day 07: Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft): 6-7 hours
We walk towards the north on the main trail to Mera Peak. After walking on a trail next to the the Majang Khola, we merge with another trail which moves alongside the Hinku Khola. Our trail moves straight ahead towards Tashing Ongma which has seasonal tea shops. We continue our trek and cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe.
Overnight at Kothe.
Day 08: Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft): 3-4 hours
We trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. We take lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders’ settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Beyond Gondishung, we pass a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we can find Mera Peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. A short walk takes us to Thaknak, which is a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops.
Overnight at Thaknak.
Day 09: Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hours
Leaving Thaknak, we follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers, and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, we can see the northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch we can hike in and around Khare.
Overnight at Khare.
Day 10: Khare: Acclimatization and preâ€“climb training
We have a separate day set aside solely for acclimatization and basic training just to prepare ourselves better for the Mera Peak climb. Our climbing leader will help us polish our basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the best ways to use our climbing gears like the ice axe, harness, ascender climbing boots and crampons. The training will also include learning the best climbing technique with the rope. Overnight at Khare.
Day 11: Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 6-7 hours
We walk through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail to reach the Mera Peak Base Camp. From here, we continue further through the Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp. Our path is along a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. Then we set up a high camp while enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse.
Overnight at Mera High Camp.
Day 12: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft): 8-9 hours
This is a really important day for the expedition. We wake up around 2 in the morning for breakfast. Itâ€™s going to be very cold in the beginning but soon we warm up as we continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may use a fixed rope if the climbing leader believes itâ€™s required. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we take in spectacular views of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) and others. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare.
Overnight at Khare.
Day 13: Reserve Day
There is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our planned day for the summit. Therefore, this day is set aside as a contingency in case we are unable to summit the Mera on the desired day due to bad weather conditions or any other unanticipated reason. However, if the trip goes smoothly, this day will not be required.
Overnight at Khare
Day 14: Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hours
We trek from Khare to Kothe along the same trail used previously. After reaching Kothe, we celebrate our success by trying out local delicacies and wines.
Overnight in Kothe.
Day 15: Kothe to Zatrwa La pass (4600 m/14720 ft): 5-6 hours
We walk on a trail next to the Inkhu Khola. After walking a little further away from Mosom Kharka, we cross a bridge over the Inkhu Khola. Shortly, we cross another bridge over Sanu Khola. We pass through Tashing Dingma and Thuli Kharka before reaching Zatrwa La pass.Â Spend the night near the pass.
Day 16: Zatrwa La pass to Lukla: 6-7 hours
We cross the Zatrwa-La pass at 4,600. As soon as we cross the pass, we are welcomed by the sight of the beautiful Lukla Valley which is surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and other Himalayan peaks. From Zatrwa La pass we walk all the way down to Chutanga and then straight forward to the Lukla village.
Overnight in Lukla.
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the climbersâ€™ successful summit of the Mera Peak.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 18: Departure
It is your final day on your trip with us. Itâ€™s hard to see you off, we say goodbye until next visit in Nepal.
- Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
- Accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, teahouses and tents during trekking and climbing
- All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
- All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums
- Services of English speaking, trained and experienced staff including Tour guide, trekking guide,
- climbing guide (leader), assistant guides and porters including insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All domestic flights
- Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in mountain
- Porter services for trekking
- All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Lobuche Peak climbing permit
- Good quality Tents and Kitchen utensils for camping
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, plan Holidays Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Medical kit
- Travel and rescue arrangements
- Company services and all required government taxes
- Nepalese visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
- Personal climbing equipment
- Personal climbing guide if requested
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- Tips for guides and porters