Mera Peak Climbing

Duration: 17 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Difficult
  • Trip Style: Climbing and Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House + Tented Camp
  • Group Size: 2 +people
  • Max Elevation: 6,460m
  • Airfare Included: No
  • Tour Customizable: Yes
  • Best Season: March - May (Spring) and September - November (Autumn)

Mera Peak climbing is the highest trekking peak in Nepal at a height of 6,462 meters. It is located at the edge of Everest Base Camp trekking. The peak offers an incomparable view of above 8000 meter mountains including Everest, the highest mountain in the planet, Makalu, Kanchanjunga, Lhotse and Cho-Oyu. It is truly an unforgettable experience to climb to the top of Mt. Mera and take in the astounding sight of five of the six highest mountains in the world.

Trek to Mera Peak is an adventure of a lifetime which begins with a flight to Lukla. Lukla airport well-paved but exciting airport in the world. Thus, even though the flight is short, it can be incredibly nerve-wracking. Once you have landed in Lukla, you will begin your ascend slowly eastward. This trek will take you through the beautiful Hinku valley, which remains isolated and almost inhabited. A stunning valley, Hinku is filled with huge moraines, glacial lakes, and spectacular mountain views. The dense pine forest is another of its natural features. Walking through this forest is indeed an experience. After a few days of trekking through high and low valleys, you will cross Zatra La Pass after which you will reach Mera La Pass. This is where you will set your base camp for the climb to Mera Peak. For the purpose of gradual acclimatization, you will not climb to the Peak in a single day. The climb to Mera Peak thus may take two to three days after setting the base camp at Mera La Pass. You will follow the same path on your way back.

The popularity of Mera peak trekking is on a rise. Each year, more and more trekkers are choosing to climb Meera Peak as it offers extraordinary mountain scenery and an opportunity to venture into the unexplored and untouched land. This trek is fit for those who enjoy an adventure. Although previous mountaineering experience is not a compulsion, you have to be in a good physical condition as the trek can get strenuous in a couple of places. The snow slopes rarely exceed 30 degrees keeping the ascent technically straight forward and hence, the climb is not a technically difficult one.

This trek can take anywhere from 18 to 20 days. The best season to go on this trek is September to November and mid-March to May. An adventure-packed trek to the highest trekking peak in Nepal, climb to Meera Peak shouldn't be missed.

Highlights

  • Mera peak summit offers the best view over Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and Everest.
  • Mera peak is the highest trek peak (6,476 m) among several peaks in Nepal
  • A trek to Mera peak follows stunning Hinku valley
  • Experience the abundant wildlife in Hinku Valley.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Kathmandu-Lukla 30 min. flight 2,800m. Trek from Lukla to Chutanga 3,050m.

This morning we take the short but spectacular flight to Lukla where we meet our support staffs. Then your trek begin for 3 to 4 hours towards east from Lukla, passing through a number of tiny shettlements before entering dense forest on the hillside below the Himalayan Ridge. There are many sub path which might mislead you. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

You are trekking steep ascent trails to cross Zatrawala Pass. From here you can enjoy the amazing views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang peak and many other mountains and peaks. Now you walk along the leveled trail for almost one and half hours and then the trail turns downhill and you trek through this descent path all the way to Zatrabok. This is campsite surrounded by hills. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Today you are trekking steep descent path all the way to Kothe. Along the path you pass forests of juniper, rhododendron and other local vegetation. You can enjoy the view of Mera peak. Over night Camp/lodge.

Your trek goes along the bank of river and find bush on both sides. The path is gradual up hill and you can enjoy the views of Kusum Kanguru and many more. Stay overnight at lodge/camp.

This will be a rest day to let your bodies recover from the past days of trekking. You will relax and soak up the beautiful views of peaks and glaciers surrounding the head of the Hinku Valley. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

We are trekking very slowly as we are gaining height gradually until we find ourselves at Dig Kharka 4,650m. close to the foot of the Hinku Nup Glacier. This is a pleasant, grassy camp in an impressive status. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Today we will climb above 5,000 m. now you are first time in such a hight. Our hike up to Khare 5,100m. you will be stoping frequently and viewing incredible surroundings. The trail heads eastward out of Tangnag along the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier. We will pause to climb up the moraine for a view of the pristine Sabai Tso glacial lake. A drop in lake level, caused by a recent rupture of the natural dam the held the lake, is clearly visible. We will arrive at Khare in the early afternoon and have lunch. From Khare, the beautiful north face of Mera Peak is in plain view and Mera glacier spills steeply down into the valley. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

This is an acclimatization day as you can prepare yourself for the Mera Peak climb. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Today you will travel a short distance, slowly ascending up to 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 Mera La 5,400m. 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 glaciers. The remaining route up to the summit of Mera Peak is clearly visible. Stay overnight at camp.

This day you trek gradual ascent path all the way. This area is quite covered by snow/ice glacier. The views make you emotional as you can enjoy the Everest, Makalu, and Baruntse, Kusum Kanguru and many other mountains and peaks in panorama. Moreover you feel chill by the magnificent views of Mera Glacier. Stay overnight at camp.

Today, today you are trekking to high camp. This is located at about 5,800 metres on the Northern slopes of the upper mountain. GAT staffs provides an excellent launch pad for the final climb to the summit. There is no need to make an early start but we must get our equipment ready so that the Sherpas can help with carrying this and the camp stores to the high camp. Having gained the Mera La, the route turns left (south) and follows easy angled snow slopes. After a short distance an area of crevasses is reached. Under normal conditions these can be walked around very easily, although looking into their deep, dark depths is always impressive. The crevasses soon give way to slightly steeper but open snow slopes that lead without difficulty to the high camp. This camp is in an excellent setting with wonderful views of Everest, Makalu and the Nuptse, Lhotse wall directly ahead. The setting sun casts an unbelievably magic light on these awesome mountains. Stay overnight at camp.

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 camp/lodge.

This day you walk along the gradual descent path passing through Tangnang. 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 camp/lodge.

You are following the same trail which you took togo up.The trail goes steep up all the way to Zatrabok. On the way you pass forests and green hills. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Till Zatrawala Pass the trail is ascent and then you trek descent path to reach Chutanga. You requested to make sure with your knee as we are trekking down hill through rocky path. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

You trek through 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 and it takes about 30 minutes. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

What's included

  • Experience English speaking Mountain Guide.
  • Full equipped porter.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • All meals while on the trek.
  • All Ground transport including Airport Pick up and drop off.
  • All overnight accommodation while on the Trek (Tea house and Tented camp)
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fees.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System).
  • Flight ticket Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu.
  • All Climbing equipment
  • Climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Mera Peak Climbing permit.
  • All kind of drinks and personal expenses.
  • Clients personal Insurance and Tips.
  • Additional expenses like early arrival from the trip the food and accommodation.
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Airport tax and custom clearance and visa.
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade, etc
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Useful Info

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