Itinerary Details

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Himalayan
Alpine Adventure trek staff will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. Our guide will give you a detailed brief about your itinerary and check your equipment list.

Day 02: City tour and preparation day Sightseeing in cultural and historical sites around Kathmandu valley:
Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Patan Durbar Square. In the evening you can spend time shopping for equipment in Thamel (if necessary).

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla 35 minute flight (2800m) and trek to Chhutenga (3474m)
Early in the morning we will fly to Lukla. It takes around half an hour to reach Tenzing and Hillary Airport in Lukla. Lukla is a small city in the lap of high mountains. It is the starting point of our trek. After having breakfast we start our trek to Chhutenga. The trail goes straight from Lukla for an hour then slightly ascends up to Chhutenga. We have to walk through the pristine rhododendrons (national flower of Nepal) and pine. It takes around 3 hours from Lukla to Chhutenga.

Day 04: Chhutenga – Kharki Teng (3750m): 2 hours
We continue walking through rhododendron and oak forest. The route is a slight ascent up to a small stream then we have to climb for around 1½ hours to reach Kharki Teng.

Day 05: Kharki Teng – Chhatra Thu (4350m): 4-5 hours
Today our destination is Chhatra Thu. From Kharki Teng the trail goes straight for about 1½ hours to Chhatra La. The viewpoint of Chhatra La offers a magnificent view of Mt Cho Oyu (8201m) and others. After walking for ½ hour the trail then descends for about an hour to Chhatra Thu.

Day 06: Chhatra Thu – Khote (3600m): 5-6 hours
After having breakfast we have to walk for around an hour on a rocky way; on the way we have the first glimpse of Mera Peak. Then there is a 2 hour descent in oak and juniper forest. After having lunch in Thakthor we then continue trekking to Khote. The trail goes up and down, up and down up to Khote.

Day 07: Khote- Thagnak (4350m): 4 hours
The trail goes slightly up along the banks of the Inkhu Khola. On the way there is a good view of Mt Charpate and Mera La. We can also see a Buddhist Gomba in the lap of a big rock.

Day 08: Acclimatization day in Thagnak.
Today is our rest day. After having breakfast we start hiking towards Mt Charpate (Holy Mountain); we have an outstanding view of Mera North. After hiking for around 3 hours we will come back to Thagnak.

Day 09: Thagnak – Khare (4900m): 3-4 hours
Today the trail goes up slightly for around half an hour up to Dig Kharka, which offers breathtaking views of Mt Charpate. The route continues slightly up towards Khare. There is a small Sherpa village which offers good accommodation in Khare, which is on a hillside.

Day 10: Khare – Mera Base Camp (5300m): 3-4 hours
Today we have quite a short but tough trek. We have to climb up to Mera Glacier and then we have to walk straight on ice for around half an hour. On the way have a good view of Mera Peak. After descending around 100m we will be at Mera Base Camp.

Day 11: Base Camp – High Camp (5800m): 3-4 hours
From Base Camp we have to climb up towards High Camp. The route is covered with ice. On the way we have a spectacular view of Mt Everest (8848m), Mt Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt Lhotse, Mt Kanchenjunga and many more. High Camp is situated at the base of a big rock, where we can feel quite warm and which offers views of sunrise and sunset.

Day 12: High Camp – Summit (6654m) – Khare
Today is a most important day. We wake up around 1am and prepare all the climbing gear. After breakfast we start to climb up. Slowly and gradually we continue climbing. If the weather is favourable, we will be at Mera central summit in around 4-6 hours. Anyone can easily forget they are tired when they are at the summit. From the summit of Mera you can see the magnificent and breathtaking views of high mountain ranges such as: Mt Everest (8848m) and Mt Lhotse (8501m) to the north, Mt Cho Oyu (8201 m) and Mt Ama Dablam (6818 m) to the west, Mt Kanchenjunga (8586m) and Mt Makalu (8463m) to the east, Mt Nuptse (7855m), Lobuche Peak (6145m) and many more. After spending around 25 minutes at the summit then we start the descent to High Camp. We continue descending to Khare.

Day 13: Trek to Thulo Dunga.

Day 14: Trek to Kharki Teng.

Day 15: Trek to Lukla.

Day16: Lukla – Kathmandu.
Day 17: Extra day in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu

Include Exclude

Cost Included

  • International and Domestic airport transfer as per the itinerary.
  • Three nights’ in a hotel in Kathmandu on a Bed and Breakfast basis.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners. Internal support and flight within your Nepal stay as per the itinerary. 3 Meals a day during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea and coffee) along with available accommodation at hotels / lodges / guest houses / tents during the trek on a twin sharing basis.
  • All trekking and climbing related permits and fees, entry permit and TIMS card fee.
  • Professional English speaking trek / climbing guide and necessary yak/ porters.
  • All necessary climbing equipment.   Insurance for all staff and porters.
  • A comprehensive medical kit. Government taxes and office service charge.

Cost Excluded

  • International airfare and airport tax. Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner during Kathmandu hotel stay.
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss and theft expenses.
  • Drink both alcoholic and bottled other than sterilized drinking water.
  • Personal climbing gear and clothing (available for hire from the Kathmandu office).
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from the trek (whatever the reason other than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Tips and gratuities provided to staff and porters.
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