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19 Days
Availability : March- May, Mid September - December
Kathmandu
Mera Peak
Min Age : 20+
Max People : 200
Introduction

Mera Peak Climb a lesser mountain located within east of scenic Khumbu and south of Everest which lies on route to Barun and Makalu region through Inku and Hongu valleys.

Mera Peak Climb leads you to amazing country within hidden valley of Inku situated beyond Lukla town and villages far and isolated areas of Everest region where high Kalo Himal and Naulekh rocky ridge separates Mera Peak and Inku valley from the main popular route of Everest base camp trail.

Mera Peak towers high at 5,780 m / 18,958 ft as one of tallest trekking peaks of Nepal Himalaya as listed with NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association), where climbing grade as ‘F’ means “Facial Easy” used from French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems.

The Grade F of Facial Easy where climb leads to straightforward walking on ice, snow and glaciers with some technical section to negotiate, otherwise a good and easy trekking peaks to climb, however on descent high safety measures should be taken.

Mera Peak Climb an adventure for all types of people interested in long walks within pure wilderness away from main flow of trekkers and villages where route leads to complete isolation of mountains, deep green forest and then into a wide scenic valley covering within glacier and ice.

Mera Peak Climb taken with full safety measures having much acclimatization and practice days before the big haul to the summit of Mera Peak rewards climbers with an awesome panorama of world highest mountains with Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Amadablam, Makalu, Baruntse and Kanchenjunga far towards east horizon.

After a great climb and high experience, where return journey leads you back to reach at Lukla town for scenic short to Kathmandu with grand memories and glorious moments on Mera Peak Climb.

Trip Accommodation

Hotels and lodge with camping on trek / climb

Trekking Grade

Moderate to Adventurous walks.

Peak Climbing Grade

F ‘Facial Easy’ a French / Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems

People and Culture

High Khumbu area populated by Sherpa people of strong Buddhism religion and colorful culture

Trek Duration

13 Nights and 14 Days (with scenic flights both ways)

Total Trip

18 Nights and 19 days (from arrival to final departure)

Best Seasons

April to May with Mid September to December are the best months for treks and climb around Himalaya region and for Mera Peak Climb, where days are crystal clear for views most of the days.

Cold in the morning and night times including shades away from sunlight with some chances of snow during mid spring, autumn and in winter seasons.

Where April to May lively with wild flowers in full bloom with sunny most of the can be cloudy during late afternoon sometimes.

October to December autumn and winter months clear fine day for views and walks, much colder morning and night times besides wind chill factor, chances of snow on route walks above 2,800 m higher.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel

On arrival at Kathmandu international airport received by Life and Journey staff / guide greets you with warm welcome and then transfer into heart of Kathmandu city to your respective hotels.

With time to get refreshed join in for group briefing regarding treks with other useful information as well with do’s and don’ts, includes welcome group dinner in nice authentic restaurants with cultural program.

Day 2In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation

Free day in Kathmandu for leisure activities as well for options for sightseeing tour around the city places of Interest, as Kathmandu and its close other cities steeped with World Heritage Sites, afternoon preparation for Mera Peak Climb and trek.

Day 3Fly to Lukla 2,820 m and trek to Chutanga 3,025 m - 04 hrs.

Morning depart from the hotel to Kathmandu domestic airport for exciting scenic flight of 30 minutes to land at Lukla, a Sherpa town where all treks and adventure starts and ends around Everest and high Khumbu region.

Slowly our pleasant first day walks of the adventure begins heading north east past Lukla town to reach at Chutanga for overnight stop in tented camps from here onward till the climb is over.

A nice serene forest surrounding with cattle grazing field, with time to walk and rest around this pristine environment.

Day 4Trek to Thuli-Kharka 4,300 m - 06 hrs.

From Chuttanga morning starts climb over Kalo Himal ridge line around Nau-Lekh high rocky range, that separates Khumbu and Inkhu valley and beyond further east towards Barun and Makalu area.
After a tough climb reach high Zatrwa Og 4,450 m, and across Zatrwa-La 4,600 m high, overlooking views of Dudh Kosi River valley with Karyolung and Lumding Himal, and then descend to camp at Chattre or further to Thuli Kharka around Yak grazing summer pasture area.

Day 5Trek to Kothe 3,600 m - 05 hrs.

Morning walks on gradual descend facing views of Peak 43 and Kusum Kanguru peaks, then reaching at Inkhu valley, on the least visited by trekkers and adventurer with views of Mera South Face Peak, as walk continues into dense rhododendron and pine trees forest to a grazing area at Kothe or at Mosum Kharka for overnight camp.

Day 6Trek to Thangnak 4,356 m - 04 hrs.

Adventure leads further north east on leaving tree lines with green vegetation behind, as walk progress to reach a wide open valley around grazing open land with scattered cattle herders shades at Gondishung located above 4,350 m close to our overnight stop at Thaknak.
Gondishung an interesting place with 200 years or older small Gompa (monastery or shrine), from here trek continues for another hour to reach at overnight stop in Thaknak, a temporary settlement with few huts and shades serving as lodge and tea house.
A perfect place for overnight stop before heading towards high Mera Peak base camp, this place offers several high hills for best views of surrounding mountains and valley.

Day 7 At Thangnak rest day for acclimatization.

Enjoy free day with rest where you can hike on view point hill for more and best views of surrounding mountains with Mera Peak in the east direction, rest of the day at leisure as well with short walks to support acclimatization.

Day 8Trek to Khare and Mera Peak base camp 5,045 m / 16,486 ft -05 hrs.

After Thaknak with pleasant overnight stop, morning leads to moderate walks for few hours and then climb over moraine, damming Charpatti Tal (lake), that leads to a high area lined with rocks and cairns and small glacial lake, from here climb for a while and down downhill walk to Dig Kharka, and over boulder strewn hillside to Khare at Mera Base Camp after a good walk of four to five hours, with afternoon free at leisure.

Day 9Rest day for acclimatization and practice climb.

At Khare and Mera base camp a day for acclimatization and practice climb on rocks and snow to add more exercise activities for climb on top Mera Peak, which is one of the highest trekking peaks of Nepal Himalaya.

Day 10Trek and climb to Mera High Camp 5,780 m / 18,958 ft -04 hrs.

From the base at Khare we will add one more camps to make climb much safer and approachable, morning walk follows across Mera la to reach at Mera High Camp around tranquil surrounding, where afternoon free for full preparation for next very early morning climb to the top of Mera Peak.
Here our expert guide will scout the area of best possible and safe routes to make the climbing much safe by fixing ropes in necessary sections to safe guard from incidental accidents.

Day 11Climb on to Mera Peak Summit at 6,461 m / 21, 907 ft - 08 hrs.

Final day of our adventure, starting very early before crack of dawn, following our guides with long and steady climb, as Mera Peak of less technical effort, as route leads to straightforward climb, however safety measures are taken as well equipped with crampons, ice axe, helmets including your positive attitude and determination.
After a strenuous struggle reaching on top Mera Peak summit rewards you with fantastic panorama with Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho- Oyu with views of Mt. Kanchenjunga in the east includes series of peaks.
Feeling high and in great spirit descend back to base camp using same route after feeling tired and exhausted but in happy mood after achieving success on Mera peak climb.

Day 12Spare and reserve as contingency day.

Reserve as extra day for the climb, looking at the nature of Himalayan weather pattern where bad weather sometimes obstructs our schedule itinerary days. To be safe with contingency or reserve day to accommodate the safe climb if weather is a problem. Where with extra day will help and support to achieve successful climb on top Mera Peak.
If all goes well this spare day to be used with easy walk on route to Lukla with more leisure day in between making the day walks a little shorter.

Day 13Trek down to Kothe 3,600 m via Thangnak- 06 hrs.

After a great climb on top Mera Peak, on leaving base camp return journey with pleasant walks with few ups and downs, and then back into green surrounding within rich vegetations and tall trees to reach at Khothe for overnight stop, a small cattle herder camp with shelter huts.

Day 14Trek to Thuli-Kharka - 05 hrs.

Morning leads to scenic walk after great Mera peak climb heading closer back to Lukla on the same route to reach at Thaknak and then beyond with steep climb on hills where walk continues on nice grassy meadow with gradual path to reach our last camp of the trek at Thuli-Kharka.

Day 15Trek to Chutanga via Zatwar-la pass 4,610 m - 05 hrs.

Last walk of the adventure where walk leads over Zatrwa-La within high Kalo and
Naulekh Himal rocky ridges, and then a long descend to Chutanga for last
overnight camp after a great ups and down walks of the day.

Day 16Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs.

Morning another a nice lovely short walk to Lukla enjoyable on downhill to reach the outskirt of Lukla town, on reaching Lukla check into a nice hotel / lodge with free afternoon to immerse into local Sherpa culture with surrounding mountain views.

Day 17Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

From Lukla take an early morning flight to Kathmandu with fantastic panorama of mountains during 35 minutes flights, on reaching Kathmandu domestic airport and then transfer with a drive back to your hotel around Thamel area, with free afternoon for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Day 18In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.

We reserve this day as contingency or spare day in case of flight delay and cancellation in Lukla due to bad and unfavorable weather, which can occur sometimes as Himalayan weather are unpredictable, if all goes well according to our itinerary days one can have a leisure day or book for another sightseeing tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur.

Day 19International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.

Your last final day in Nepal the country of Himalayan wonders, as per your flight time depart from the hotel, where our guides and staff transfer you for International departure homeward bound or to respective countries.

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