Mera Peak is the most popular trekking destination in remote Khumbu region and is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. This fairly challenging trek has been designed to cater to trekkers’ adventure needs to explore Mera peak from length to breadth. On scaling the summit of Mera Peak, we can have the most spectacular view of entire Himalayan ranges. The Peak itself rises to the south of Everest. 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. Besides the charming of climbing Mera Peak, the trek to its base camp from Lukla is rewarding for experiencing little-visited and yet un-spoilt region of Nepal with densely forested hill sides. In addition the Mera Peak trek is superb. The Hinku and Hongu valleys are spectacular Himalayan wilderness. From the summit of Mera one can see 5 of the 6 highest mountains in the world: Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyo. The standard route from the north involves little more than high altitude glacier walking. 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. The west and south faces of the peak offer difficult technical routes.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and meet with our representative and transfer to Hotel. Welcome drink and short briefing about Peak Climbing, relax.
Day 2: Full Day Sightseeing Trip in Kathmandu Valley with our Tour Guide by private car, stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla 2840m,
An early morning start for the dramatic flight through the mountains to Lukla. We spend the remainder of the day resting and acclimatizing. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 4: Trek from Lukla to Chutanga 3050m,
A short and easy day of trekking, off the beaten track, up through thinning forest to the grazing area of Chutanga. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 5: Acclimatization day.
We make a trek up to around 4000 meters, giving views over the Dudh Koshi valley and across to the Atwra La pass. We return to Chutanga. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 6: Trek from Chutanga to Tuli Kharka 4320m,
A long day, mostly uphill to cross the Zatrwa La (4600m) and descend to Tuli Kharka a high pasture above the Hinku valley. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 7: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Gotay 3600m,
We follow a delightful descending trail across three ridges, before dropping steeply down to the Hinku valley and a final uphill to Gotay. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 8: Trek from Gotay to Tangnag 4350m,
Following the west side of the Hinku, we trek via the ‘Yak herders’ summer settlement of Gondishung and its Buddhist shrine to Tagnag. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 9: Acclimatisation Day.
In the morning we trek up above camp for views of the Mera La. In the afternoon we have a skills training session ready for the ascent. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 10: Trek from Tangnag to Khare 5000m,
We ascend an ablation valley beside the Dig Glacier to Khare, the base camp area for Mera. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: A day for further acclimatization.
We follow the ridge above camp to around 5500 meters and return to Khare. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Trek from Khare to Hongu Valley 5415m,
Leaving our base camp we trek up onto the glacier and traverse to the Mera La on the watershed of the Hinku and Hongu valleys. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Trek from Hongu Valley to High Camp 5800m,
We continue our ascent of the North flank of Mera to a spectacular Eyrir nestled below a rocky outcropping on the ridge. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Summit to Mera Peak 6476m and back to Khare 5000m,
We make the technically straightforward ascent of Mera (6476m). The summit view includes 5 of the World’s 6 highest mountains. We return to Khare. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Free day for climbing,
A contingency day in case of bad weather or delay. We may use this day to split the following day’s trekking into two shorter days, descending first to Tagnag.
Day 16: Trek from Hinku Valley to Gotay 3600m,
We begin our return trek following the Hinku valley to Gotay. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 17: Trek from Gotay to Tuli Kharka 4320m,
Uphill again to reach Tuli Kharka below the Zatwra La. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 18: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Lukla 2840m,
A final short climb to the Zatrwa La and then a long descent to Lukla. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 19: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel,
Taking a morning flight to Kathmandu, we will have plenty of time after lunch for further sightseeing or shopping. Stay overnight night at Hotel.
Day 20: Final Departure to International Airport.