Days: 20 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)
Mera Peak Climbing is the most popular trekking destination in remote Khumbu region and is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal fairly challenging 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 Mera Peak Climb, 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.
Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and meet with SFT 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 Lodge.
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 Lodge.
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 Lodge.
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 Lodge.
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 Lodge.
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 Lodge.
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 Lodge.
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 Lodge.
Day 11: A day for further acclimatization.
We follow the ridge above camp to around 5500 meters and return to Khare. Stay overnight at Lodge.
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 Lodge.
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. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 16: Trek from Hinku Valley to Gotay 3600m,
We begin our return trek following the Hinku valley to Gotay. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 17: Trek from Gotay to Tuli Kharka 4320m,
Uphill again to reach Tuli Kharka below the Zatwra La. Stay overnight at Lodge.
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 Lodge.
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,
SFT group package services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided.
Mera Peak Climbing Cost Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at 3***hotel in Kathmandu.
* Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary and all entry fees.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
* All trekking equipments (Kitchen tent, Toilet Tent and Kitchen Utensils).
* Lodge to lodge and tented camp accommodation during the trek and climbing period.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipments and insurance.
* Sagarmatha National Park permit and all necessary permits.
* Peak Climbing Permits and Garbage deposit.
* Climbing Guide equipment and insurance.
* Office Service charge.
* Government taxes.
Mera Peak Climbing Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays,political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
Customize Your Peak Climbing: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.