Mera Peak Expedition

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 17
  • Trip Grade: Fairly challenging
  • Max Altitude: 6467
  • Min Altitude: 1335
  • Walking per day: 5/6 hours
  • Accomodation: Hotel/camping
  • Trek Nature: Trekking / climing
  • Best Season: Spring /Autumn
  • Group Size: 2+

Trip Overview

Mera Peak climbing with Himalayan Alpine Adventure Trek & Expedition.
Mera Peak 6467 m is regarded as the highest official trekking peak in Nepal. It lies in the Himalaya, in the Everest region of Nepal. Mera Peak rises to the south of Mt Everest and dominates the beautiful and remote valleys of Hinku and Hunku. The ascent to this peak is made from the Mera La pass 5415m on the northern face which connects the underpopulated valley of Hunku to the Hinku. In the Khumbu Himalaya, climbing Mt Mera Peak is high enough to be seriously challenging but does not require any serious mountaineering knowledge. The ascent of the peak is technically straightforward, however, the heavy snow and the maze of crevasses can make the way longer to the summit. To climb this mountain, it helps if you have some previous climbing experience. Climbing Mera Peak is an opportunity for all experienced trekkers and climbers who dream of standing on a Himalayan summit; there is the possibility of experiencing a sense of great achievement within the shortest possible time frame.
The first ascent was on May 20, 1953, by Col. Jimmy Robert and Sen Tenjing. The region was first explored extensively by a British expedition following the ascent of Mt Everest. Members of those teams included Sir Edmund Hillary, Eric Shipton, and George Lowe. Jimmy Robert (1916-1997) was probably the person who can take most of the credit for establishing the trekking industry in Nepal in early 1960,s. He was posthumously awarded the “Sagarmatha” Everest National Award by the government in May 2005.
The view from the summit is one of the finest in the Himalaya with five 8000 m peaks visible: Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt Makalu, and Mt Kanchenjunga, as well as other Himalayan peaks linked below.
The standard route from the north involves high altitude glacier walking. The difficulty of reaching this elevation may be its biggest danger but good weather and snow conditions are, of course, necessary for safety and success. The west and south faces of the peak offer more difficult technical routes. For experienced climbers it is a technically straightforward ascent, the main hurdle being proper acclimatization to the high altitude. This makes Mt Mera Peak a very popular destination, with many adventure tour companies offering guided trips to the mountain for clients with little or no mountaineering experience. All climbers are recommended to partake in fitness and altitude training before attempting an ascent.

Outline Itinerary

 

 

Detail Itinerary

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 Chhutanga. The trail goes straight from Lukla for an hour then slightly ascends up to Chhutanga. We have to walk through the pristine rhododendrons (national flower of Nepal) and pine. It takes around 3 hours from Lukla to Chhutanga.
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 the 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 Taktor 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 1 am and prepare all the climbing gear. After breakfast, we start to climb up. Slowly and gradually we continue climbing. If the weather is favorable, 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.
Day 16: Lukla – Kathmandu.
Day 17: International flight.

Date & Cost

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Season Price Status
October 2 2018 October 20 2018 Autumn 2000 Available Book Now
November 3 2018 November 21 2018 Autumn 1900 Available. Book Now
March 3rd 2019 March 21, 2019 Spring 1900 Available Book Now
March 7th 2019 March 24 2019 Spring 2000 Avaiable Book Now

Cost Included

  • Three night Hoten in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu to Lukla and Kathmandu round air ticket and cargo.
  • Airport to Hotel and airport transfer by tourist jeep as per the Itinerary.
  • Accommodation and foods during trek to Mera peak.
  • Mera Peak climbing permit.
  • Garbage cleaning deposit at Nepal Mountaineering Association to issue the permit.
  • Wages and bonus of trekking/ climbing guide.
  • porters to carry the climbing equipment.
  •  Medical and accidental insurance of guide and porters.
  • Makalu Barun National park entry fee.
  • Trekking permit.
  • All necessary camping and climbing equipment.

 

Cost not Include

  • International air/train ticket.
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • Major meal during Kathmandu hotel stay.
  • Personal trekking/climbing equipment.
  • Tips to the workers.

 

Equipment List

  • Trekking boot.
  • Climbing boot.
  • Crampons.
  • Harness.
  • Helmet.
  • Carabineer.
  • Jumar.
  • Eight ring.
  • Down jacket.
  • Down trouser.
  • Windproof jacket.
  • Windproof trouser.
  • Gloves.
  • Socks.
  • Rucksack.
  • Ice ax.
  • Mattress.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Water bottle.
  • Sunglass.
  • Suncream.
  • Walking pole.

Before You Go

Mera peak is the highest trekking peak of Nepal which can be climbed during the trekking in the Himalaya, it is not a technical mountain so to climb Mera peak you do not need pre mountaineering experience but you need basic skill to use the personal climbing equipment.

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