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Mera Peak Climbing - Option 2 (19 days)

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Trip Code: NET-PCL-MER2

  • Trip Type Lodge & Camping
  • Duration 19 days
  • Grade Difficult
  • Max.Altitude 6476 m.
  • Group Size 1+
  • Travel Mode Flight
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Mera Peak - Summit

Mera Peak - Summit

Mera Peak has two distinct summits, the main one being the Northern Summit (6476m), which is reached by skirting the Central Summit (6461m) and following a classic snow ridge to the top.
 
The Mera peak (6476m) is famed for the being the biggest trekking peak in Nepal. Mera Peak rises to the South of Everest and dominates the beautiful and remote valleys of Hinku and Hongu. 
 
The ascent of Mera Peak is made from the Mera La pass (5415m) on the Northern Face, which connects the unpopulated valley of Hongu to the Hinku valley. The late Jimmy Roberts and Seun Tenzing were the first climbers to do the Mera Peak Trek on 20th May 1953. The journey to Mera Peak begins in Lukla (after a short flight from Kathmandu). From Lukla, six days of trekking follows as you will walk by fascinating Sherpa Villages all the way to Mera Base Camp (5099m) situated at the base of an immense glacier leading to the Mera La Pass. 
 
Two High Base Camps are set up at 5385m (a little below Mera La) and at 5800m, from where the summit ascent can be attempted. Even though the Mera Peak climb is technically straightforward, there are some crevasses to manoeuvre around, and the route can be long and demanding after a fresh snowfall. The climb from Mera La to the Summit is gradual with an outstanding mountain panorama of the Eastern Nepal Himalayas always in sight. The peaks you can see from the top of Mera peak include Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Kangchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7855m) and Chamlang (7319m) amongst many others. 

overview

 Trip code: NET-PCL-MER2
  Region Everest Region Trekking
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 19 days
 Trip Type: Lodge & Camping
 Trip Grade: Difficult
 Min. Group Size 1+
 Max Altitude: 6476 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Flight
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu
Lodge (Teahouse) and Camping Accomodation during Climbing

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Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. 
 
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our airport representative. You will be greeted traditionally with flower garlands. The representative will then take you to your hotel where you will be served welcome drinks. In the afternoon, you can take a stroll around and visit shops, restaurants and bars. Stay overnight at the hotel. 

Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip. Checking your climbing equipments, and discussing the climb with the climbing/trekking guide. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

After early-morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive to the domestic airport terminal. Receive your boarding pass and fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m.). Trek from Lukla to Shurke (2290m.) and then to Paiya (2730m.) takes about 4 hours in total. The trail involves some gentle ascent and descent. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Trek from Paiya (2730m.) to Pangom (2976m.). It is a 6 – 7 hours trek and involves some ascent and descent. On you way, you will see the beautiful mountain view of Kongdhe. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Pangom (2976m.) to Nigso (2650m). It takes about 7 - 8 hours and involves some ascents and descents. You can visit the monastery in Pangom.  En route, you will see the bamboo, pass through the jungle and see the beautiful views of the mountains. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Trek from Nigso (2650m.) to Chetrakola (2750m.). It takes approximately 7 hours. As you walk along, you pass through the valley, the forest of oak, rhododendron, etc. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Chetrakola (2750m.) to Kothe (4182m.). Along the trail, you will see the bamboo, rhododendron, waterfall, river, birds and enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains. Stay overnight at lodge.  

Trek from Kothe (4182m.) to Tangnag (4356m.). It takes approximately 6 hours. The trek to Tangna takes you steadily up through open pasture fields, used for the summer grazing of yaks brought up from the lower valleys. Before reaching Tangnag, there is a small monastery for you to visit. Finally, you reach at Tangnag from where you view the Mera glacier in the horizon. Stay overnight at lodge. 

The trek from Tangna (4356m.) to Khare (5045m.) takes about 4 -5 hours. You see the mountain view of Kusumksa and Khangkaru and other mountains on the way. The mountain scenery tends to be rugged and rocky. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Rest day at Khare (5045m.). This is an acclimatization day as you can prepare yourself for the Mera Peak climb, Stay overnight at lodge.  

 

Trek from Khare to Mera La (Pass) (5350m.) and you camp. Today you will travel a short distance, slowly ascending up onto Mera glacier. The climb is initially steep, but flattens out as you reach the crest of the glacier. You will traverse a long flat on top of the glacier as you make your way to the pass, called Mera La (5,400m, 17,710ft). From here, the views are stunning. Crevasse fields gently stretch out in front of the pass and you are literally enclosed by a ring of jagged peaks and blue-green glaciers. The remaining route up to the summit of Mera Peak is clearly visible. Stay overnight at tent around the Mera Base Camp.

Trek from Mera La (Pass) to Mera Peak High Camp (5780m.). This day you trek gradual ascent path all the way. This area is quite covered by rock. The views make you speechless as you can enjoy the magnificent views Everest, Makalu, Baruntse, Cho Oyu, Kusum Kanguru, Lhotse, Kanchanjunga, Chamlang, Ama Dablam, and Kangtega in panorama. Moreover you feel chill by the magnificent views of Mera Glacier. Stay overnight at camp.

Climb Mera Peak (6476 m.) and return to Khare and you camp at Khare. The climb to the summit of Mera starts gradually and much will depend on snow and general weather conditions. The central summit will soon appear above the head of a wide glacier flanked by two ridges. We climb the centre of this over open snowfields and avoiding crevasses. The route then swings south-east, skirting below and to the east of the left-hand ridge before turning back rightwards towards the main summit ridge of Mera. Mera actually has three summits; the highest is our objective. We reach this by following a classic snow-ridge to just below the final wall that guards the top. This short steep snow slope is easily climbed but there is a big effort required to climb this last 50 meters. Your reward, however, is a feeling of ecstatic jubilation as you survey the magnificent panorama from the top. After taking pictures and enjoying the view, we descend by the same route back to our campsite below the Mera La. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Khare to Kothe and it takes about eight hours. This day you walk along the gradual descent path passing through Tangnag. This is a small village and you find yak settlement here. To reach Kothe you follow the same kind of path. On the way you pass forests covered with fir, rhododendron and local vegetation. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Kothe to Zatrabok which takes about six hours. The trail goes steep up all the way to Zatrabok. On the way you pass forests and green hills. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Zatrabok to Lukla and it takes approximately 6- 7 hours. Till Zatrawala Pass the trail is ascent and then you trek descent path to reach Chutanga. From Chutanga to Lukla, you walk through the forests of fir, rhododendron, oak, juniper and local vegetation. The trail you walk along moves downhill all the way to Lukla. You can enjoy the views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang peak and many other mountains and peaks. Stay overnight at lodge in Lukla.

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu takes 35 minutes. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. 

Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or you can go for city tour. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your final departure. 


SERVICE INCLUDES/EXCLUDES

The Trip includes following services:

 a) Kathmandu
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private car
  • 4 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
 b) Trekking/Climbing
  • Peak permits for Mera Peak
  • Entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Climbing guide/s (Sirdar) and Trekking guide/s
  • Trekking Cooks and Kitchen Helpers
  • Necessary porters (one porter carries 25 kilograms)
  • Coverage of insurance and rescue for climbing guides, cooks and porters
  • All meals three times a day during the trek/climb
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) for some nights and some nights camping
  • Necessary trekking/camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping  bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc. 
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Insurance and equipments for guide and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.)

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All drinks & beverages
  • Hot shower
  • Battery charges
  • Tips
  • Personal Climbing equipments
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

 

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