Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary

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

Day 02: Trek from Chutanga to Zatrawala Pass (4,610m.) to Zatrabok 4,704m.5hrs.

Day 03: Trek from Zatrabok to Kothe 4,200m.

Day 04: Kothe to Tangnang 4,356m. 5/6hrsfollowing Hinku Valley 4,600m.

Day 05: Rest day at Thangnang. This is an acclimatization Day at Tangnag.

Day 06: Trek from Tangnang to Dig Kharka 4,659m.4hrs.

Day 07: Dig Kharka to Khare 5,045m. 4hrs.

Day 08: Rest day at Khare.

Day 09: Trek from Khare to Mera La Pass 5,350m.

Day 10: Mera La Pass to Mera Peak High Camp.

Day 11: Climb High Camp (5,780m.).

Day 12: Climb Mera Peak and return to Khare camp at Khare.

Day 13: You made your destination!Trek from Khare to Kothe and it takes about eight hours.

Day 14: Trek from Kothe to Zatrabok which takes about six hours.

Day 15: Trek from Zatrabok to Chutanga and it takes approximately five hours.

Day 16: Trek from Chutanga to Lukla and it takes about four hours.

Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and it takes about 30 minutes. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 01Kathmandu-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.

Day 02Trek from Chutanga to Zatrawala Pass (4,610m.) to Zatrabok 4,704m.5hrs.

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.

Day 03Trek from Zatrabok to Kothe 4,200m.

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.

Day 04Kothe to Tangnang 4356m. 5/6hrsfollowing Hinku Valley 4,600m.

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.

Day 05Rest day at Thangnang. This is an acclimatization Day at Tangnag.

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.

Day 06Trek from Tangnang to Dig Kharka 4,659m.4hrs.

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.

Day 07Dig Kharka to Khare 5,045m. 4hrs.

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.

Day 08Rest day at Khare.

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

Day 09Trek from Khare to Mera La Pass 5,350m.

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.

Day 10Mera La Pass to Mera Peak High 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.

Day 11Climb High Camp (5,780m.).

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.

Day 12Climb Mera Peak and return to Khare 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 camp/lodge.

Day 13You made your destination!Trek from Khare to Kothe and it takes about eight hours.

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.

Day 14Trek from Kothe to Zatrabok which takes about six hours.

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.

Day 15Trek from Zatrabok to Chutanga and it takes approximately five hours.

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.

Day 16Trek from Chutanga to Lukla and it takes about four hours.

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.

Day 17Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and it takes about 30 minutes. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.