Mera Peak Climbing - 18 days

Trip Overview

Duration: 18 days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 6,461m/21,198ft. Walking Per Day: 6-7hrs
Accommodation: N/A Grade: Fair Strenuous
Best Season: Autumn and Spring Group Size: 1-10
Mode: Tea-House/Tent-Camp Culture: Sherpa and Rai Culture

Adventure, scenic views, a mountaineering challenge; all of this and more are waiting for you at Mera Peak. The mountain has been seen as one of Nepal's best trekking and climbing destinations since the 1950s when British mountaineers tackled the ascent. Ideal for Nepal mountain trekkers who want to admire beautiful views as they hone their climbing and mountaineering skills, the early stages of your climb will be tranquil and you will find yourself hiking through bamboo and rhododendron jungle. The later stages offer more of a challenge to technical climbers which is why it is graded PS (physically strenuous) in terms of climbing difficulty.


Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)
    • Meals :Lunch / Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
      • Welcoming with Marigold Flower Garland
      • Group Photo
      • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
      • Evening Walk at Thamel

     

  • Day 2 Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing
    • Duration :Whole day
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu Durbar Square
      • Boudhanath Stupa
      • Pashupatinath Temple
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Kathmandu Sightseeing
      • Equipment Checking
      • Briefing about the trek
      • Introduction with Guide

     

  • Day 3 Kathmandu to Chutang(3,430m/11,250ft) via Lukla(2,730m/8,960ft)
    • Duration :35Mins Flight and 3-4hrs Walk(7-8Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Domestic Flight
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :700m/2,300ft
    • Location :
      • Domestic Airport(Kathmandu-Lukla)
      • Lukla Village
      • Chutang
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic and Exciting Flight
      • Mountain Scenery
      • Rural Landscape
      • Prayer Flags
      • Lifestyle and Culture of Sherpa People
      • Monasteries
      • Preparation for the trek after Breakfast
      • Introduction with the trekking crew
      • Hamlets and wood yards
      • Dense Forest
      • Flora and Fauna
      • Rhododendron Trees
      • Pines
      • Silver Fir and Birch
      • Varieties of vegetations

     

  • Day 4 Chutang – Thuli Kharka (4,320m/13,200ft) via Zatrwa La Pass(4,600m/14,720ft)
    • Duration :7-8hrs Walk(13-14Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :1,170m/3,840ft
    • Descend :280m/920ft
    • Location :
      • Chutang
      • Zatr Og
      • Zatrwa La
      • Thuli Kharka
    • Highlights :
      • Cross Zatrwa La Pass
      • Cairns and Prayer Flags
      • Beautiful Landscape of Hinku Valley
      • Dudh Koshi River
      • Mountain Scenery
      • Flora and Fauna
      • Herbs and Vegetation
      • Wildlife

     

  • Day 5 Thuli Kharka – Kothe (3,600m/11,810ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs Walk(11-12Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :150m/495ft
    • Descend :720m/2,365ft
    • Location :
      • Thuli Kharka
      • Tashing Dingma
      • Tashing Ongma
      • Kothe
    • Highlights :
      • Pass through three ridges: Hinku River, Hinku Valley and Kothe
      • Sunrise View
      • Breathtaking View of South Side of Mera Peak
      • Rhododendron Trees
      • Pines
      • Mosses
      • Flora and Fauna
      • Wildlife
      • Alpine Scrub Snowball Flowers
      • Rocks Enclosure

     

  • Day 6 Kothe – Tangnag/Naule Kharka (4,350m/14,270ft)
    • Duration :5hrs Walk(8-9Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :750m/2,460ft
    • Location :
      • Kothe
      • Osilo Kharka(Auselu Kharka)
      • Gandishung
      • Dupishung
      • Lungsamba
      • Tangnag/Naule Kharka
    • Highlights :
      • Riverbed of Hinku River
      • Dense Forest covered with Rhododendron Flowers
      • Lungsumba Monastery – 200 years old Tibetan Styled Monastery
      • Views of Kusum Kanguro and Peak 43 Mountain
      • Wildlife including the rare Musk Deer, Yaks, Himalayan Thar etc

     

  • Day 7 Tangnag – Khare (5,045m/16,486ft)
    • Duration :3hrs Walk(7-8Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :695m/2,280ft
    • Location :
      • Tangnag
      • Gid Glacier
      • Dig Kharka
      • Khare Camp
    • Highlights :
      • Small Settlement
      • Lateral Moraine of Dig Glacier
      • Marvellous View Charpate Himal
      • Hinku Nup
      • Shar Glacier
      • Amazing View of the Northern Face of the Mera Peak
      • Light Hiking

     

  • Day 8 Acclimatization Day | Day Hike to Mera La Pass(5,420m/17,782ft)
    • Duration :3-4hrs Walk(7-8Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :375m/1,230ft
    • Descend :375m/1,230ft
    • Location :
      • Khare
      • Mera La Pass
      • Khare
    • Highlights :
      • Glacier Walk
      • Snow Covered Crevasses View
      • Climbing Equipments Usage Training
      • Blissful Nature
      • Cold Temperature
      • Massive Mountain View

     

  • Day 9 Khare – Mera Base Camp(5,300m/17,384ft)
    • Duration :4hrs Walk(7-8Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :375m/1,230ft
    • Descend :120m/395ft
    • Location :
      • Khare
      • Mera La Pass
      • Mera La Base Camp
    • Highlights :
      • Moraine Glacier
      • Steep Slope of Snow
      • Bowl like Landscape
      • Breathtaking View of Mera Peak
      • Spectacular sunset over the Honku Himal where the peak glows red due to the setting sun

     

  • Day 10 Mera Base Camp – High Camp(5,800m/19,030ft)
    • Duration :4-5hrs Walk(8-9Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :500m/1,640ft
    • Location :
      • Mera La Base Camp
      • Mera La High Camp
    • Highlights :
      • Rocky Trail
      • Panoramic View of Everest
      • South Face of Lhotse
      • Nuptse-Lhotse Ridge at North
      • Kanchenjunga, Chamlang, Makalu, Baruntse at East
      • Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Kangtenga at West
      • View of Six Mountains over 8,000m
      • Outstanding Sunset View over the Himalayas

     

  • Day 11 Mera High Camp – Khare via Mera Central Summit(6,461m/21,198ft)
    • Duration :9-10hrs Walk(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :660m/2,165ft
    • Descend :1,415m/4,645ft
    • Location :
      • Mera La High Camp
      • Mera Central Summit
      • Mera La High Camp
      • Mera La Base Camp
      • Khare
    • Highlights :
      • Rocky Trail
      • Outstanding Sunrise View from Summit
      • Beautiful View of Arun Valley
      • Panoramic View of Everest
      • South Face of Lhotse, Nuptse-Lhotse Ridge at North
      • Kanchenjunga, Chamlang, Makalu, Baruntse at East
      • Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Kangtenga at West
      • View of Six Mountains over 8,000m
      • South West Pillar(First Ascent by Mal Duff and Ian Tattersall in 1986)
      • Achievement of a lifetime
      • Adventure and Excitement

     

  • Day 12 Reserve Day for Contingency

     

  • Day 13 Khare – Kothe (3,600m/11,810ft)
    • Duration :6-7hrs Walk(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Descend :1,445m/4,740ft
    • Location :
      • Khare
      • Naule Kharka
      • Kothe
    • Highlights :
      • Fast Flowing Rivers
      • Traces of Glacier Outburst
      • Rocky Riverbed and Twisting Trail
      • Views of Snowcapped and Glittering Mountains
      • Unique Lifestyle
      • Rhododendron Trees
      • Pines
      • Mosses
      • Flora and Fauna
      • Wildlife
      • Alpine Scrub Snowball Flowers
      • Rocks Enclosure

     

  • Day 14 Kothe – Thuli Kharka(4,320m/13,200ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs Walk(11-12Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :856m/2,810ft
    • Descend :136m/450ft
    • Location :
      • Kothe
      • Tashing Ongma
      • Tashing Dingma
      • Thuli Kharka
    • Highlights :
      • Pass through three ridges: Hinku River, Hinku Valley and Kothe
      • Sunrise View
      • Breathtaking View of South Side of Mera Peak
      • Rhododendron Trees
      • Pines
      • Mosses
      • Flora and Fauna
      • Wildlife
      • Alpine Scrub Snowball Flowers
      • Rocks Enclosure

     

  • Day 15 Thuli Kharka – Lukla via Zartwa La Pass(4,600m/14,720ft)
    • Duration :7-8hrs Walk(13-14Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :280m/920ft
    • Descend :1,870m/6,135ft
    • Location :
      • Thuli Kharka
      • Zartwa La Pass
      • Chutanga
      • Lukla
    • Highlights :
      • Cross Zatrwa La Pass
      • Cairns and Prayer Flags
      • Beautiful Landscape of Hinku Valley
      • Dudh Koshi River
      • Mountain Scenery
      • Flora and Fauna
      • Herbs and Vegetation
      • Wildlife, Hamlets and wood yards
      • Dense Forest

     

  • Day 16 Lukla - Kathmandu
    • Duration :35mins flight , 30mins Drive(5Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Domestic Flight , Private Vehicles
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Lukla
      • Kathmandu Domestic Airport
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Stunning View of Mountains from Flight
      • Geography
      • Landscapes
      • Adventure and Excitement
      • Kathmandu Valley View

     

  • Day 17 Relax shopping and whatever you wish to do along with the farewell dinner in the evening (excluding alcoholic and soft drinks)

     

  • Day 18 Final Departure
    • Meals :Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
    • Highlights :
      • Souvenir Shopping
      • Airport Drop with Khata/Khatag as a Symbol of Wishing Safe Journey
      • Group Photo

     

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Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick-up and drop service
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu(Hotel Green Horizon)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; any items in the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you to not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • Domestic Flight(Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belongs to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Well-experienced Ice-Climbing Guide including Climbing Service Charge, Insurance, Food, Accommodation and Personal Equipment.
  • Group Climbing gear fixed rope, main rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, the figure of eight, carabineer
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Peak Permit Royalty, Barunche National Parks and Sagarmatha national park fee
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • 13% VAT and 10% company service charge
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Airport Pick-up and drop service
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu(Hotel Green Horizon)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • Breakfast during the trek
  • Domestic Flight(Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belongs to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Well-experienced Ice-Climbing Guide including Climbing Service Charge, Insurance, Food, Accommodation and Personal Equipment.
  • Group Climbing gear fixed rope, main rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, the figure of eight, carabineer
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Peak Permit Royalty, Barunche National Parks and Sagarmatha national park fee
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • 13% VAT and 10% company service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese VISA fee (VISA Information)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation(s)
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue Cost
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Nepalese VISA fee (VISA Information)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • All meals during the trek except for breakfast
  • Extra night accommodation(s)
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue Cost
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears
  • Tips for guides and porters

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for 18 days Mera Peak Climbing
  • HEAD

    Sun hat or scarf
    Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
    Sunglasses
    Head Torch
    Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms

    UPPER BODY

    Cotton t-shirts and thermals
    Fleece jacket
    Waterproof jacket
    Down jacket

    LOWER BODY

    Lightweight cotton pants (long)
    Waterproof pants
    Inner thermals

    FEET

    Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
    Thick, warm wool hiking socks
    Comfortable hiking boots
    Shower sandals

    HANDS

    Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
    Creams
    Sanitizer

    ACCESSORIES

    Sleeping bag rated to (-20F/-30C recommended)
    Trekking bag (Rucksack)
    Duffel bag
    Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
    Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
    Water bottle or camel bag
    Toiletries and Tissue Papers

    First Aid Kits 

    Personal Regular Medicines
    Knee Caps
    Bandages
    Ointments
    Blister Tape

    MISCELLANEOUS

    Medicines: We recommend you to bring your regular medicines; we will provide first aid kit from our side.
    Light-weighted Towel
    Swiss Knife
    Passport and extra passport photos
    Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer
    Day Pack (35-45 L)
    Crocs (evenings & washing)
    Gloves (lighter & heavier for passes)
    Camp Towel
    Trekking Poles (optional, recommended)
    Down Booties (optional, recommended)
    Bladder (optional, recommended)
    Extra Batteries
    Battery Chargers
    Yak Trax (for treks with icy passes)
    Camp Washing Bowl (optional, collapsible for clothes)
    Laundry Detergent (Kathmandu) or Bio-degradable Clothes Soap
    Small Solar Panel (optional, recommended for iPods, iPhones, camera batteries, Kindles)
    Zip-Lock | Plastic Bags
    Rehydration | Electrolytes
    Snacks!
    Personal Medical Supplies
    Micro Spikes
    Medical Supplies


    We strongly suggest bringing Western meds with you as there are a lot of Indian fakes on the market!


    Suggested: Diamox, Azithromycin, Ciprofloxacin, Tinidazole or Flagyl & Augmentin. Bring COMPEED for covering blisters & good tasting electrolytes &/or rehydration salts (Emergen-C is a good American brand). The local versions aren’t very appealing.

    We also recommend bringing strong knee & ankle supports & braces, ACE bandages for sprains & strains, Tegaderm &/or other would coverings. Duct tape is always useful. We’re happy to take excess medical supplies off your hands when you leave if you won’t need them and pass them on to others. We use lots of the large amount we have with us to treat locals we meet when trekking.

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