Highlights of the Treks
- Breathtaking views of eights thousand peaks.
- Less travelled trek through the Hunku valley.
- Climb highest trekking peaks Mera Peak.
- Exciting flight in and out from Lukla.
Mera Peak Climbing; Mera Peak, the well-known trekking peak, is located in Nepal. It has three pinnacles – namely Mera Central, Mera North and Mera South. The pinnacles are reckoned for being the highest official trekking peaks in Nepal. The only prerequisite that is considered essential for Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal is to be physically fit and have a gregarious person’s sense of adventure. This simply means that Mera Peak is certainly the best place to be at if you’ve always been a sporty person throughout your life.
Our Mera peak journey start from taking a breathtaking mountain flight to Lukla elevation of 2840m from the Capital City of Kathmandu. Where we meet our trekking supporter crews and we will have short and easy trek to Chutanga about 2 hours. This is route follow only experience travelers and have been already in high altitude experience. For the first time travelers we lead alternative route to avoid quick altitude gain. The alternative route involves trekking in such a remote and beautiful hinku valley lead us through the rhododendrons and bamboo forest. This is one of the fantastic wilderness trekking experience will have; later we will join to Tangnag at regular Mera peak trail and on the way back follow the regular Mera peak trekking route over zatrwa La 4610 meters pass. Mera peak 6476 meters as off the recorded as a Trekking peak, Mera peak as holding three summits Mera North 6476 meters, Mera Central 6461 meters and Mera south 6065 meters.
The first ascent was made on May 20, 1953 by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing. From the top of the peak (with good weather), 5 of the 8000 meter mountains of the world i.e. Everest (8848 meters), Kangchenjunga (8586 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), Makalu (8463 meters), and Cho Oyo (8201 meters) can be seen. By its standard route from the Mera La (5415 meters), the ascent is technically straightforward; however, if the mazes of crevasses open due to heavy snow fall, it can become challenging. The most rewarding aspect of a trip to Mera is the chance to venture into a little-visited and unspoiled region of Nepal where the hillsides are still covered with the dense forest. There is also, of course, the pleasure of going above 6000 meters above sea level. A Sherpa guide (Sirdar) and cook team will make your trek easy. We spend a great deal of time for acclimatization. Furthermore, we help to build your basic mountaineering skills by doing a small practice session on the glacier on acclimatization day before moving onto the high camp.
There are many approaches to Mera Peak; some are easy and some are not. Often dubbed as the finest viewpoints of Nepal, Mera Peak Trek and Climb offers magnificent and spectaculars sceneries. This is the perfect trip for a mountaineer who wants to make the most of Himalayan adventure by experiencing a unique culture and climbing in traditional Himalayan alpine style. Visit Himalaya Treks always happy to provide service for even small and private groups for the any trekking holidays or peak climbing holidays. Now days you may trek and climb Mera peak staying at basic tea house along the route of Mera Peak minimum 5 to 6 peoples in a group. If you are on large group then you will need fully camping gears with camping supporters’ team because of basic tea house/ lodges has not enough the capacity of accommodation along the route of Mera Peak for the large group. That is question always when is the best time to trek and climb in Nepal ask, Answer is Best time to Trek and peak climb in Nepal is October and November in autumn season and April and May is the spring season. Visit Himalaya Treks is Nepal base government authorizes local company specialized for Trekking and Tours, Peak Climbing and adventure Holidays, luxuries family holidays with years of experience.
- Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1335 meters).
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel)
- Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2850 meters) and trek to Chutanga (3020 meters).
An early morning scenic flight to Lukla (35 minutes) is followed by a leisurely breakfast at Lukla. We meet up with our crew and after a brief introduction and a quick sorting of our daypack and the main bags, our adventure starts. The path goes into the valley towards the left into the more quieter valley and passes through small tea shops and passes small settlement of Chutok. The trail ascends from the very beginning from Lukla and undulates briefly at some places during the day. The day’s trek ends at a small village of Chutanga. (4 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 04: Acclimatization day at Chutanga.
The day is spent on an easy hike to gain an altitude of more than 500-600 meters and then a free afternoon to rest follows. This day is very important as the trek quickly enters into higher altitudes of more than 4000 meters on the very next day. (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 05: Cross Zatra La (4700 meters) and trek to Thuli Kharka (4300 meters).
The trek enters further into the valley ascending all the time and enters the alpine vegetation leaving the tree line behind. The path reaches the end of the valley below the Zatra La. A steep ascent leads to the top of the pass and an equally steep descent follows. The descent ends at Thuli Kharka, a small flatland with couple of Teahouses. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 06: Trek to Kothe (3691 meters).
The trail briefly drops and yet again steadily starts to climb to the top of another small pass. A steep descent slowly leads back into vegetations and passes through thinner forests that start to grow thicker with the drop in the elevation. The drop ends as the trek enters the Hinku valley and then undulates through forests of Pine and Bamboo. At the end of the forest, another small settlement with couple of Teahouses marks the end of the day. The village also provides of the first glimpse of the Mera Peak. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 07: Trek to Thangnak (4356 meters).
The trek continues to move further into the valley following the river closely and passes through the yak pasturelands used in the summer. The trail continuously and gradually keeps ascending and passes a spiritual cave monastery on the way. The ascent finally ends at Thangnak. There are few hikes available around afternoon that will further more enhance the process of acclimatization. The hikes also provide views of the Kusum Kanguru (6367 meters), Kyashar (6770 meters), Mera La (5415 meters) and other peaks of the Hinku Valley. (4 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 08: Trek to Khare (5045 meters)
The trek now travels on a rocky trail and keeps ascending towards Mera Peak. After a good climb in the morning the trail reaches the grassy areas of Dig Kharka, another yak pastureland. Once again, the trail ascends into the higher elevation and finally ending at the last settlement of the trek, Khare. (3 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 09: Acclimatization day at Khare.
The day will be used to get into the glacier and acclimatize to the higher altitude. Also, the climbing guide will provide a brief training on climbing and also will introduce all the gears going to be used during the climb. The training is to introduce you to the basics of mountaineering and also for to build up your confidence, so that you can enjoy the climb. Khare will also be the last place for the use of the teahouse facility. Beyond Khare, there will be tents and food cooked by our very own crew. (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 10: Cross Mera La (5415 meters) and trek to Base Camp (5300 meters).
The day will be another day full of ascending but this time, it is on the glacier. In the morning after a good hour or so of climbing, the trail passes by a small teashop, the final teashop before the summit of Mera Peak (6476 meters). A gradual walk finally on an easier slope through the glacier follows after a steep ascent. The slope continues until the Mera La and the trail will drop a bit to reach the campsite. (4 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 11: Trek to Mera High Camp (5780 meters).
A return to the Mera La is followed by another ascent that only ends at the High Camp. The High Camp lies next to a huge rock and offers stunning views of several mountains of the Khumbu region, including views of Makalu (8463 meters), Kangchenjunga (8586 meters) and Everest (8848 meters) being the highest ones. (3 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 12: Summit attempt for Mera (6476 meters) and trek back to Khare.
The push for the summit starts very early in the morning, mostly it starts before 3 a.m. in the morning. The climbing guide will fix all the safety lines wherever necessary and will be close taking care of you. A steep long ascent finally ends at the top and after a short stay at the top to enjoy the panorama of mountains; we head back to Khare. (8-10 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 13: Extra Day.
This spare day can be used in case of bad weather on the day of the summit attempt. This day can also be used as an extra day for acclimatization.
- Day 14: Trek to Kothe (3691 meters).
The return to Lukla starts as the trek continues to follow on the route used while on the way up. Now the trail continuously loses altitude and most of the days are spent on the descent. The day’s trek ends at Kothe. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 15: Trek to Thuli Kharka (4300 meters).
The trail continues to drops in the morning but a steep climb a waits for the rest of the day. The climb only ends at Thuli Kharka. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2850 meters).
A short climb to the top of the pass is followed by yet another descent. We trek back to Lukla via same route taken before and end the trek at Lukla. We also bid farewell to our support crew and formally end their trek for them as well. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu.
A 25 minute flight to Kathmandu and a whole day to explore the capital. A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 18: Free day at Kathmandu.
A leisure day in Kathmandu which can used for an early morning mountain flights to Everest or can extended into further more tours to Chitwan, Lumbini etc. Further adventure activities like rock climbing, hiking, biking around the Kathmandu valley with bungee jumping, rafting near the valleys can be done on this free day. (This is also spare day in case of cancellation of flights) (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 19: Departure.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included)
ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUESTS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE.
- Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
- Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudhanath and Pasupatinath) with city guide and necessary transport.
- 4 nights accommodation (2 persons per room) in Kathmandu 3* standard Hotel with breakfast.
- Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu airfare including airport taxes.
- A porter to carry your luggage on treks (Per person 20 kilogram luggage).
- National Park entry fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
- All meals and hot drinks during the trek.
- Peak climbing permits.
- Group climbing gears like rope, snowbars and icescrews.
- Salary, insurance, food, accommodation for guides and porters.
- First Aid Kit.
- Government taxes and service charge.
- Nepal entry Visa Fee.
- Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips etc.
- Personal climbing gear.
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 L.
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
Warm jacket (down)*
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.
Climbing gear you should bring:
01: Ice Axe w/Leash (General mountaineering tool. Sizing is important: under 5’7" use a 60cm tool; 5’7"- 6’1" use a 65cm tool; over 6’1" use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long).)
02: Crampons (With flat rather than “cookie cutter” frame rails)
03: 40 ft 6mm perlon (For Prussiks or bring your glacier rig.)
04: Alpine Climbing Harness (Harness should fit over all clothing; have gear loops, adjustable leg loops and be reasonably comfortable to hang suspended in.)
05: Carabiners (2 Large Pear or D-shaped locking. 2 standard ovals or D’s)
06: Climbing helmet (Must be adjustable to fit, with or without hat or balaclava on)
07: 1 Ascender (Recommended: left or right hand.)
08: Ski or trekking poles (Snow baskets required. Helpful for balance when carrying a heavy pack or if you have knee problems)
09: Double plastic climbing boots.
10: Gaiters (Please make sure your gaiters fit around the plastic boot without being to tight around the boot.)
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it.
Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.
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