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Climbing Mera Peak (6,476m) in Nepal, 18-day Expedition in the Himalayas

Go on a sustained expedition to the Mera Peak in Nepal with Pasang, an IFMGA mountain guide. Witness awe-inspiring vistas of several Himalayan peaks.


TRIP TYPE

Private and Group

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Himalaya

DURATION

18 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Mar - May, Sep - Nov

FITNESS LEVEL

High

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Climb the highest trekking peak in Nepal.
  • Witness stunning vistas of Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Cho Oyu.
  • Board a scenic flight from Lukla, which takes you over snow-capped peaks.

Description

The highest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera stands tall at an imposing 6476m. Join me for 18 days to capture this emblematic mountain in Nepal.

The trek has so much to offer. You will not only walk through lush fir and rhododendron forests but also spend some time exploring the temples and local markets of Kathmandu.

What distinguishes Mera Peak from others is the presence of three summits: Mera North (6476m), Mera Central (6461m) and Mera South (6065m). This trek leads all the way to the highest summit, offering enchanting views of several majestic peaks including Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Cho Oyu.

We will begin our expedition in Kathmandu. After spending a day preparing and familiarising ourselves with the equipment, we will board one of the most stunning flights to Lulka.

Starting from Chhutenga, we will spend the next few days hiking to Kharkateng, Thuli Kharka and Khothey until we reach Tagnak.

The trip is suitable for first-timers as well as seasoned climbers. Technically, the climb is not very challenging but keep in mind that you must have good fitness to get onboard. Also, I have reserved ample time for acclimatization at Tagnak, so you don’t have to worry.

The trail offers spectacular views of Mera Central, Mera North and Mount Kyashar. Continuing further, we will traverse sharp ridges to get to the base camp.

The following day takes us to the high camp, from where we will set on the final climb to the summit. Crossing several crevasses, we will get to the top of Mera Peak. And, as you will stand there, a sense of exhilaration will dawn upon you! Panoramic vistas of Everest, Chamlang, Baruntse and other Himalayan peaks will be in front of you- a spectacle truly exceptional!

Following the same route, we will descend to Lukla and then fly back to Kathmandu ending this incredible trip.

So, if this journey tempts you, send a message now to reserve your seat to climb the high Mera Peak. You will have an exceptional experience! Also, check out the climb to the Island Peak here.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

We provide Oxygen Cylinders, Portable Altitude Chamber, Medical kit, Oximeter and a Satellite Phone.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

After you arrive in the beautiful city of Kathmandu, we will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel to relax. Thereafter, we will brief you about the trek in the evening.

Day 2: Preparation day in Kathmandu

The day will be spent preparing and briefing about the climb. You will familiarize yourself with technical gear, equipment, legal formalities, health precautions and safety tips. Later, you can go for the last-hour shopping.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2800m) and trek to Chhutenga (3450m)

After breakfast, you will board one of the most scenic flights to Lukla. This 30-minute flight will offer spectacular views of snow-capped peaks and a deep gorge. Upon arrival, you will begin your trek. Heading eastwards crisscrossing through pristine hamlets and forests you will reach Chhutenga in about 3-4 hours.

Day 4: Chhutenga to Kharkateng (3750m)

From Chhutenga, you will walk uphill through rhododendron bushes and see beautiful waterfalls. Enjoying the surrounding beauty, you will reach Kharkateng in about 5 hours.

Day 5: Kharkateng to Thuli Kharka via Zatrwa La Pass (4350m)

Today, you will head towards the Zatrwa La pass. Continuing downhill, with an occasional flat trail you will reach Thuli Kharka. On the way, you will see mesmerizing views the Hinku Valley, Kwangde to the east and Cho Oyu to the north.

Day 6: Thuli Kharka to Khothey (3600m)

A downhill trek with an occasional uphill hike through rhododendron bushes and pine trees takes us to Khothey. You will cross the Inkha river on the way.

Day 7: Khothey to Tagnak (4350m)

Start towards Inkhu Khola valley on a flat terrain full of the debris of a retreating glacier. You will see clear views of Mera Central and Mera North and Mt. Kyashar right in front of you. Continuing further, you will reach Tagnak.

Day 8: Rest day & acclimatisation at Tagnak (4350m)

We will take a day to acclimatize at Tagnak. You can stroll around the village and head to the nearby ridge which leads to Mount Kusum Khangkaru (6373 m). Else, you can also explore the beautiful moraine-dammed lake hidden behind the Sabai Glacier.

Day 9: Tagnak to Khare (4900m)

The trail leads onto a large grassy plain called Dig Kharka (4659 m). With impressive views of Mera and Amadablam, you will continue until you arrive at Khare. The spot offers splendid vistas of the north face of Mera, Hinku Shar Glacier and Mera La.

Day 10: Khare to Mera Peak Base Camp (5357m)

Start with a steep trail below the glacier. As you will reach the glacier crest, continue towards the top near Mera La Pass to finally reach the Base Camp.

Day 11: Base Camp to High Camp (5760m)

Heading on a rocky trail, you will reach the high camp alongside enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse. You will spend the night at Mera High Camp.

Day 12: High Camp to the Summit (6462m) and back to Khare

We will wake up early around 2 am. After breakfast, we will begin our ascent to the summit. Climbing steep slopes, we will get to the top to see mesmerizing views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8210m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Kangchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7855m), Chamlang (7319m), Baruntse (7129m) and others peaks.

Later, you will retrace the same trail and stop at Khare for overnight.

Day 13: Khare to Khothey (3600m)

Following the same path you used earlier, you will arrive at Khothey.

Day 14: Khothey to Thuli Kharka (4900m)

Enjoying stunning views of Mera North, Mera Central and the South face, we will continue to Thuli Kharka passing through rhododendron forests.

Day 15: Thuli Kharka to Lukla (2800m)

Once again, we will cross Zatrwa La Pass and Chhutanga before reaching Lukla. The view is dominated by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and other Himalayan peaks.

Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Board yet another scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, we will transfer you to your hotel.

Day 17: Free day at Kathmandu and farewell cultural dinner

Wander in the lively streets of Thamel and Asan and see the cultural sights of Kathmandu. In the evening, we will enjoy a cultural dinner.

Day 18: Departure back home

Board your flight back home, taking with you numerous unforgettable memories.

About the guide: Pasang

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Pasang

Mountain Leader

Originally from the village of Sankhuwasabha, Nepal, Tendi now lives in Kathmandu and works as a full time mountain guide. Tendi began his career as a professional mountain guide in 2003 and completed courses in guiding skills, first aid and high mountain rescue. Tendi is currently studying for his IFMGA standard level. Tendi has summited Everest eight times in the last seven years, including two summit climbs in 2007. In addition to his impressive Everest record, Tendi climbed Ama Dablam from base camp to the summit in 2009 in a single push.

Languages

Nepali | English

Certificates

NNMGA | UIAGM | IFMGA

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