A part of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range, the Mera Peak climbing is one of the most famous trekking peaks in Nepal. At an altitude of 6,476 meters, Mera Peak climbing is one of the best options for peak climbing adventures in the country. Presenting panoramic views of Himalayan peaks like Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8485m), and Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m) among many others from the summit, Mera Peak is a destination listed under many mountaineer’s bucket list. As such, the Mera Peak Climbing Trek incorporates all the best features of the region, including its natural beauty and cultural opulence, to offer you a trip that you will never forget.
Mera Peak Climbing begins with a short flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, The initial trekking trail of the journey passes through many villages and settlements, each destination presenting breathtaking views of the Everest peaks. Moreover, the Khumbu is home to the ethnic Sherpa people of Nepal and the journey is a great way to enjoy their culture.
Likewise, the journey goes through the Hinku Valley with the trekking path winding through highland pastures, emerald alpine woods, and ravines with sharp ridges. The natural beauty of the landscape is also one of the trip’s major hallmarks besides the Himalayan ambiance. At each step of the way, you are presented with beautiful open pastures and grasslands embedded with rhododendron bushes with the skyline decorated by the Everest Himalayas.
Finally, the path then leads you to the settlement of Khare and the Mera High Camp from where you begin your ascent upwards to the Mera Peak summit. With the wide environment covered in deep snow and ice, with glacial sludge and icefalls covering the path, the summit of Mera Peak climbing is quite spectacular. You will be following your guide ahead as you climb up the peak with your crampons and ropes, be careful to not stray, and be safe on the climbing path that is attributed to crevasses and hollow grounds. It is quite thrilling and nerve-wracking!
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You may arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by one of our airport representatives. He will help you get transferred to your Hotel. There are no panned activities for the day, thus you may check into your Hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
This day is reserved for the preparation of the trip. Our guide will make sure that you have everything required for the peak climbing adventure. If not, you can also rent/buy certain equipment from the many shops near your Hotel in Kathmandu. If you have time after the preparation is done, you can choose to have a short sightseeing tour of the city's major UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
You will be transferred to the airport for your Lukla Flight early in the morning. After landing at Lukla, you will begin your trek going into the Dudh Koshi River valley. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Handi Khola, you will settle Surke. As you climb up the Chutok La pass, you can get good views of the Lukla village and the nearby mountains. Down below the pass is the small settlement of Paiya/Chutok. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Paiya.
From Paiya, the path leads you to a small bridge over a river. After crossing the bridge, the trail gets a little slippery due to the watery mud-leveled ground. As you follow the path, you will reach the Kari La Pass. It is a steady climb up the pass and another steady descent down. Finally, you will reach the settlement of Panggom, occupied by settlers who trade and farm. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Panggom.
After breakfast, you will leave Panggom via the Panggom La Mountain Pass. With an ascent-and-descent pathway, you will reach the Pesang Kharka Khola that flows through the valley floor. Crossing the river, you will follow the path once again to reach Peeng Kharka Danda. The trails descend to the banks of the Ningsow River to follow it to the Ningsow village. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Ningsow.
Today, you will have a pleasant trek from Ningsow towards Chhetra Khola, following the path that descends and ascends to reach a small settlement of Ramailo Danda along the way. Further, from the Danda, the trail also enters the Makalu Barun National Park. This part of the trek is done on a path that is called the Pasang Lhamu Trail. As you trek towards Chhetra, you can also sometimes spot Red Pandas in the trees, roosting. Finally, you will reach the village. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Chhetra Khola.
From the village, you will follow the trail that runs north from the main trail to Mera Peak. The narrow path runs alongside the Majang Khola and after merges with another trail alongside the Hinku River. The trail then leads you to the settlement of Tashing Ongma, known for its seasonal tea shops. Further from here is the Sanu Khola, which you will cross via a suspension bridge before finally reaching Kothe. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Kothe.
You will trek alongside the Hinku River, with the Mera Peak towering over you. After passing through the Gordishung village- a small herder's settlement located on the western banks of the Hinku Dragna, you will continue towards the Lungsungba Gompa, a 200-year-old Gompa where you can find an inscription in rock mentioning Mera Peak. A short trek from here takes you to Thaknak, a summer grazing area that has primitive lodges. Overnight stay at the lodge at Thaknak.
Further from Thaknak, the path follows a lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier, which presents spectacular views of the Charpate Himal. You will follow the trail that then climbs through the moraine to take you to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. From here, you will steadily climb up to the Khare village from where you can get good views of the northern face of Mera Peak (6476m). Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Khare.
This day is reserved for acclimatization. Today, our guide will also give you some proper training on how to use climbing equipment like crampons, ropes, carabineers, and ice axes. Our guide will also give you pointers and tips on the whole climbing experience. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Khare.
Walking through a boulder-strewn terrain, you will climb a steep hill to reach the Mera Peak Base Camp. From the camp, you will continue further ahead through the Mera La Mountain Pass to reach the Mera High Camp. Climbing to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a cairn, you will set up ahead for High Camp. Along the way, you can enjoy breath-taking views of the peaks, like Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8485m), and Cho Oyu (8201m). Overnight stay at Mera High Camp.
This is an important day of the entire trip. Today, you will be scaling the Mera Peak (6476m). Waking up quite early at 2 in the morning, you will make your way up the glacier and onto the ridge. As you continue, you can experience the sunrise as well, warming you up against the chilly dawn. With the help of ropes and other climbing equipment, you will begin your climb, following the Sherpa guide. Finally, as you reach the summit, you can take in mesmerizing views of the neighboring Everest peaks from the top. Finally, after enjoying the sight and the achievement, you will slowly retrace your steps back down the summit and trek back to Khare.
This day is reserved for contingency, just in case if you are unable to summit the peak on the desired day due to reasons like bad weather. This day can be skipped if the trip goes smoothly.
From Khare, you will trek back towards Kothe, retracing your steps as before. The journey is pleasant and easier as it is a descent. You will descend to the base camp and cross the Mera La Pass (5045m) and head west to Kothe. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Kothe.
After breakfast, you will begin your trek to Thuli Kharka, climbing and descending across the valley and crossing several streams of the Inkhu Khola that drain the terrain. You will pass by the settlement of Takho and also pass by many chortens. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Thuli Kharka.
The Zatrwa La Mountain Pass is situated at an elevation of 4,600 meters. Crossing the pass, you will finally reach the Lukla village. The view of the village, as well as the peaks of Cho Oyu (8201m) and the Kongde Ri (6187m) among others from the top of the pass, is amazing. From the top, you will descend the pass towards Chutang and then trek to Lukla. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Lukla.
Bidding the Everest peaks goodbye, you will have a short flight back to Kathmandu. Upon landing, you will be dropped off at the Hotel. Here, you can stroll around the city or shop gifts as you spend your final day in Nepal. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be dropped off at the airport for your departure.
The three-night in Kathmandu is in the pleasant hotel, One Night at the tent, and thirteen-night teahouse accommodation on the trek
In Kathmandu, we usually occupy a 4-star hotel located within walking distance of the Thamel(Tourist hub of Kathmandu). All rooms have suite facilities and there are a restaurant, a bar, and an outside courtyard. there's complimentary Wi-Fi within the hotel lobby and Wi-Fi throughout.
The teahouse is that the dining room, typically decorated with colorful established mat, sometimes with a stove or heater (some lodges charge a fee to place the heater on). Most teahouses sell snacks and other essentials like tissues, soap and toilet tissue. Most lodges have electricity but it's not wholly reliable and lighting might not be bright enough to read by – a torch is important. Electrical charging is generally offered only within the dining room (charged at approx. Rs130-400 per hour per device). Most of the lodges use solar energy so sometimes there's not sufficient electricity for charging. Many lodges have Wi-Fi not long – in some areas it works well but in others, it's slow and unreliable. We offer twin-share bedrooms all through the trek. Beds with foam mattresses, bedsheets, and a pillow are providing on the teahouse. Bedrooms are unheated and may get cold in the dark so you'll get to bring or hire a sleeping bag. Most lodges have just one or two basic toilets and sometimes these are located outside the most lodge building. Most of the teahouse has hot 'showers' now a day. (They charged at approx. Rs200-500 per shower). Sometimes a hot shower is just a bucket of predicament and not a showerhead...
In every lodge on the route of Mera peak with nice cozy restaurants with a simple food menu or La Carte served. Where trekkers can choose the main meals, snacks, and drinks as well some home-made bakery products in a few lodges.
Especially around main villages, most meals served as per the menu from breakfast with muesli-oats for porridge, fresh oven made bread served with jam, honey or butter with eggs as per one choice, from boiled, omelet, scramble to poach or sunny-side-up. Lunch served from Nepalese famous Dal / Bhat sets (boiled/steamed fine rice with lentil soup of variation, includes veg or meats if available with some hot/spicy sauce). Includes Fried / Boiled Noodle Soups veg or meats, as well as eggs, in few lodges' serves Continental, Mexican, Italian, Indian, and Chinese to local Nepalese set meals. Few nights where you can stay at Tent in that time our team cooks the food like soup, Bread, Pasta, and noodles put with Vegetable, Tuna, and Cheese. All food Bring from the main city at Lukla or bring from Kathmandu.
The menu includes snacks, like French Fries (fresh Potato chips), local Tibetan or normal bread, as well instant noodles. Dinner is always lavish one can order from the menu or set meals best for large groups, to save time and fuel energy.
After dinner, a choice of desserts from fresh fruits where available, with some bakery products like cakes, pies, or hot custards. Followed by hot drinks of choice from tea-coffee-hot chocolate to hot lemon with honey.
The Best season for the Everest region is autumn (September-November) and spring (March-May). It is considered to be the best time of the year for any kind of traveling in Nepal. This season is a perfect atmosphere and the temperature is cool. This autumn season is Clear skies and stunning mountain views are Breathtaking. In the spring season is wildflower will be blooming. The spring is flowering rhododendron blooming entire the trekking trail and hills. It is a combination of blooming rhododendron, clear skies, and the white mountain is a wonderful experience in your lifetime. In both seasons is the best time to explore any kind of mountain activity.
Altitude Sickness and acclimatization are the main major topics that all trekkers and adventurers should know, which is very necessary when traveling on high altitude Himalayan destinations. Altitude Sickness is also known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), which can occur to some people on the higher altitude from above 2,000 m to 3,000 m, trekkers who are well acclimatized sometimes catch AMS above 3,000 m to 5,000 m high.
To avoid AMS, a rest day is very necessary at a certain height like around 2,800 m or above 3,000 m spending few days to support acclimatization. Enough rest and taking a short hike around, as well as drinking much fluid like water, a light cup of black or green tea, lemonade can overcome high altitude sickness or AMS.
Where some can take protective measures using Diamox or Acetazolamide tablets this prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache in high altitude walks and climb. The common symptoms are mild headache, lack of appetite, feeling nausea and dehydration as well lack of sound sleeps. Critical and severe cases when one gets the symptoms of HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which is water in a brain and HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema), a symptom with some water in lungs.
Where the victim should be brought down to safe and secure places with a medical team or doctors to attend, the fastest means is emergency evacuation by any means of immediate and fast transportation where available. In Nepal Himalaya the quickest emergency evacuation by Helicopter services to bring the victims back to Kathmandu for further treatments.
For emergency evacuation where trekkers should be well insured with a good Insurance policy that covers all medical sides and the use of a Helicopter or other means of transportation.
Safe drinking water, most important part of daily life as well as trekking or taking exercise. Drinking water available in every place, while you are on a trek to Mera Peak.
Three types of safe drinking water available while on the trek, that is fresh water from the creek or spring, but one needs to have a good water filter to be on the safe-side, as Himalayan water contains heavy minerals like iron, magnesium, and bicarbonate. Where travelers are not used to liking the local people.
Mineral or bottled water is available in every store, shops, and restaurants of the lodge on route trekking, one can buy bottled water, but can be very expensive as you go to higher areas the price will be double or triple the amount that you pay in Kathmandu.
As Nobel Holidays, very much involved in Responsible Tourism and Eco-Trekking, we try to discourage trekkers from buying bottled water, as it is a plastic bottle that adds more garbage for the country to cope with and as well much expensive. Unless you are very desperate and sick, you can buy the bottled water, to keep fit as per medical advice on high altitude, one needs to consume a minimum of 2 liters per day.
The best safe drinking water, buying a liter or more from the lodge or on a route around local lodge and restaurants, where you will be served with boiled and filtered water which is very safe.