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Mera Peak Trekking

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Highlights
    • Enthralling flight experience at the Lukla Airport
    • Glorious views of eight-thousanders like the Mt. Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Lhotse (8414m), and many more
    • Explore the rich Sherpa culture at the villages en route to the Mera peak
    • Cross Zatrwa La Pass (4610m) which offers panoramic views of the Everest Himalayas
    • Explore the rich cultural heritages in Kathmandu valley

Deemed as the highest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera Peak Trekking (6461m) is located to the south of the Mt. Everest (8848m) and sports enthralling climb to the top. It is one of the most appealing trekking peaks in Nepal as it includestraversal through picturesque villages, Buddhist monasteries, and forested trail in the Sagarmatha National Park. The difficulty is forgotten in the awe of the spectacular views of the mighty Himalayas, including the Everest (8,848m), Cho Oyu (8,188m), Lhotse (8,414m), Makalu (8,463m), and Kanchenjunga (8,586m) atop the peak.

The 18-days Mera Peak Climbing initiates as we move from Kathmandu to Lukla on a 40-minutes scenic flight to the Lukla airport, famous for being one of the most dangerous airports in the world. The Peak Climbing journey officially kicks off at Lukla and after days of trekking reaches the destination of the trip. A short trek will take you Paiya which will help you to adjust to the environment. Enjoying the beautiful views, we descend through the pine forest to cross Hinku River and finally reach Nashing Dingma. The trek goes to the north leaving the forest behind and heads along the lush pasture lands. After a pleasant walk reaching to a wide open gorge, the walk continues to a small bridge to reach Thangnak. From Khare, we make a tough strenuous climb without any technical struggle reach to the top summit of Mera peak. The raptures of joy and pride are let loose and immediately calmed by the views of the stupendous Himalayan range in the Everest region. Some of the peaks that can be seen from the top of the Mera Peak are Cho Oyu (8,188m), Lhotse (8,516m), Nuptse (7861m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) among others. After the ascent, we return back to Khare along the slippery trails. Our trip ends at Lukla as we fly back to Kathmandu.

A remarkable journey like the Mera Peak Climbing requires company and guidance of similar caliber, we, at Corporate Adventure Treks, aim to do the same. We provide English-speaking guides with origins from the Everest region and all the necessary requirements for the journey.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
  • Hotel Moonlight or Similar

Welcome to Nepal! Namaste!! Our member will be waiting for you at the arrival section. You will later be picked and transferred to the hotel room. Enjoy the evening in the streets of Thamel and cultural programs.Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals

Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu (Arrange Permits)
  • Hotel Moonlight or Similar

Today we start a guided tour to the world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting places like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and Pashupatinath temple. These places hold special religious significance to different ethnic groups of Nepal. The architectures are uniquely designed that are centuries old. Later, you will be given information about the details of the expedition such as safety measures and we will check your clothing and trekking equipment. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals

Breakfast

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (2,730m): 30mins flight, 5-6 hours trek
  • 35 min flight + 5-6 hours Trekking
  • guest house/Lodge

We take an early morning flight to one of the most dangerous airports in the world, Lukla. After 40 minutes of daring and electrifying flight, we reach Lukla to head towards Paiya with other members. After walking for about 5 hours through different villages and forest, we get the view of Kongde Ri range before we step into Paiya passing through Surke and Pakhapani.

Meals

Breakfast lunch dinner

Day 04: Paiya to Pangkongma (2,846m): 5-6 hours
  • 5-6 hours trekking
  • lodge/guesthouse

The initial part of the hike is difficult as it goes steep uphill. Leaving the Khumbu regions, we come to cross Hinku Valley. The astonishingsights of the snowy peaks captivate us as we move towards Pangkongma. After Khare Khola, we walk for hours the track becomes steeps until Pangkongma. Upon reaching Pangkongma, we can rest and prepare for the trek on the following day. Overnight stay at Pangkongma.

Meals

Breakfast lunch dinner

Day 05: Pangkongma to NashingDingma (2,591m): 4-5 hours
  • 4-5 hours trekking
  • lodge/ guest house

We start trekking through the beautiful forest of bamboo and rhododendron towards Pangkongma La which is at 3170m altitude. As we walk on the stony trail, we get the mesmerizing view of Mera peak (6461m). After enjoying the beautiful view, descend through the pine forest to cross Hinku River and finally reach Nashing Dingma. Overnight stay at Nashing Dingma.

Meals

Breakfast lunch dinner

Day 06: NashingDingma to Chhetra Khola Campsite (2,800m): 7-8 hours
  • 7-8 hours trekking
  • Lodge/ guest house

The walk starts with a downward walk followed by a decent climb until we reach Ramailo Danda. Ramailo Dada is the point from where Mera and Salpa ranges are clearly noticeable. Walking on the rugged trails for few hours, we arrive at the premise of the Makalu Barun National Park, from where we will take on the Pasang Lhamu Trails to reach Chhetra Khola Campsite. Overnight stay at Chhetra Khola Campsite.

Meals

Breakfast lunch dinner

Day 07: Chhetra Khola Campsite to Kothe (3,691m): 6-7 hours
  • 6-7 hours trekking
  • Lodge/ guest house

On this day, we leave Chhetra Khola Campsite and head to Kothe. The path goes on the main trail to Mera Peak. The trail goes along the Majang Khola and along the Hinku Khola. The trail is easy until we reach Tashinga. Leaving Tashinga, the lush trails follow Sanu River to head to Kothe. Overnight stay at Kothe.

Meals

Breakfast lunch dinner

Day 08: Kothe to Thangnak (4,358m): 3-4 hours
  • 3-4 hours trekking
  • Tent camp

The walk alongside the edges of Hinku Khola leads us to Thangnak. Walking for about 5 hours, we cross the Gordishung, famous for the antique Buddhist Monastery which is called Lungsumgba Monastery. It also has temporary summer camps for herders. We finally reach Thangnak and set the camp for the night.

Meals

Breakfast lunch dinner

Day 09: Thangnak to Khare (5,045m): 3-4 hours
  • 3-4 ours trekking
  • Lodge/guest house

Start the morning walk with a modest day walks with a breath-taking background that surrounds this Hinku valley. The walk continues on an ascending trail over moraine blocking the Charpatti Lake, leading to a high area lined with cairns overlooking the glacial lake. The trail continues to lead us to a pasture land at Dig Kharka. From here, walking for an hour across the boulder-strewn hillside, we reach Khare.Overnight stay at Khare

Meals

Breakfast lunch dinner

Day 10: Acclimatization
  • Rest
  • Lodge/guest house

Before moving further, we have a rest day for acclimatization and preparation of climbing course under the supervision of our climbing guide. We head up to the start of the Mera Glacier by ascending a steep edge that we will later follow to the Mera La pass(5410m). First, we train methods on how to use crampons, rope and ice axe etc. Thereafter, we shall take on training on peak climbing. This aids us to arrange for the summit of Mera. Overnight stay at Khare.

Meals

Breakfast lunch dinner

Day 11: Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m): 6-7 hours
  • 6-7 hours
  • Tent camp

The journey leads to our destination for the climb of Mera peak at its base camp, moving further along the trail that leads you over Mera Glacier, with a mild downhill reaching at Mera Base Camp for the overnight camp with sufficient time for relaxation, short walks around, and making preparations to ascend to the Mera Peak (6461m). Overnight stay at Mera High Camp.

Meals

Breakfast lunch dinner

Day 12: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m) and back to Khare (5045m) 8-9 hours
  • 8-9 hours
  • lodge/guest house

Beginning very early for the summit bid, our pathway leads with a sheer ascent. Our guides will have fixed ropes on necessary sections and after tough strenuous climbs, we reach the summit of Mera peak (6461m). A dream becomes true with an awe-inspiring success, from the top of the summit overseeing remarkable panorama that surrounds you with Cho Oyu (8,188m), Lhotse (8,414m), Makalu (8,463m), and Kanchenjunga (8,586m) to just name a few. After the ascent, we return to Khare along the slippery trails.Overnight stay at Khare.

Meals

Breakfast lunch dinner

Day 13: Reserve Day for Contingency
  • Rest
  • lodge/ guest house

We have an additional day set aside for contingency. The weather in these Himalayan regions can get from bad to worse in a matter of minutes o extra care must be taken for the ascent. If everything is good,we complete the climb on the scheduled day. You can explore the places around or take on some practice that will help on the next day.Overnight stay at Khare.

Meals

Breakfast lunch dinner

Day 14: Khare to Kothe(3600m): 4-5 hours
  • 4-5 hours trekking
  • Lodge / guest house

After relishing the enthralling moment, we return to Kothe through Thangnak and then rest our aching bodies. The views are wonderful as you move to Kothe! Experience the meadows, lush valleys, and picturesque view before arriving at Kothe. The Himalayas to the north keep us chilling company as we head to Kothe on zigzag trails. Overnight stay at Kothe.

Meals

Breakfast lunch dinner

Day 15: Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4250m): 5-6 hours
  • 5-6 hours trekking
  • Lodge/ guest house

From Kothe, a morning walk takes you back to the forested area with blue Himalayan pines and rhododendrons tree lines. Crossing several nice grazing lands, we move aheadat a steady pace,and astonishing views of Mera Peak (6461m) and other mountains in the region, we arrive at Thuli Kharka. It is the last camp before reaching Lukla.Overnight stay at Thuli Kharka.

Meals

Breakfast lunch dinner

Day 16: ThuliKharka to Lukla (2840m) Via Zatrwa La Pass (4610 m): 6-7 hours
  • 6-7 hours
  • Lodge/ guest house

Today, we will head to Lukla. We will retrace our steps following the Inkhu River and divert from Mosom Kharka to take a different route. We pass the Zatrwa La Pass (4610m) en route to arrive at the Lukla valley via Chutang. Since today is the last day, we can enjoy the evening with the crew members and the locals. Overnight stay at Lukla.

Meals

Breakfast lunch dinner

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla [35 minutes]
  • 35 minutes
  • Hotel Moonlight or Similar

This morning you will board the Lukla flight again and fly back to Kathmandu valley. The Everest Himalayas will be visible from the airplane for the last time for a short while. In Kathmandu, we can head to the local market and shop for gifts and souvenirs. You can enjoy the local delicacies at various restaurants and celebrate the success of the Mera Peak Climbing journey. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals

Breakfast dinner

Day 18: Departure Transfer

Farewell! We shall drop you at the airport and we hope you had an amazing time with us. Hope to see you soon.

Meals

Breakfast

What's Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu) accompanied with guide
  • English speaking trained and experienced trekking guide (leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides with Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Mera Peak climbing permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All government and local taxes

What's Excluded

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters

Accommodations

We will be accommodated 3 star Standard base hotels in Kathmandu and teahouses/ tent  during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 270. Corporate Adventure treks rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses/tented  in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

Meals

During our Mera peak trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the teahouse or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.

Best Time to Travel

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for this trip. Although Island Peak can be climbed during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

Equipment’s & Packing List

This list is a guideline to help you pack for trekking and peak climbing. Also, please understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration.  Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by CAT inclusive in the service. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter, but you are required to carry a daypack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

 

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
  • Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)

Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Tape slings (2)
  • Screwgate karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/eight figure
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Ascender/Jhumar
  • Helmet

Group Climbing Gears:

  • Snow bar*
  • Rope*
  • Ice hammer*
  • Ice screw*

Head

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Hands

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens; consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched, waterproof, polar-fleece mitt liner

Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

Feet

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks
  • Gaiters

Sleeping

  • 1 sleeping bag -30 degree centigrade
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack or 1 large duffel bag
  • Daypack/backpack of 35 to 50 liters for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Note: Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant!
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Practical Items

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • Large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

Toiletries

  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash

Extras/Luxuries

  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110 ampere)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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FAQ's

1. HOW DIFFICULT IS MERA PEAK?

Mera Peak is very high, it is a straightforward climb involving glacier travel, and only a basic level of mountaineering skill is required. You will use crampons and ice axe, but there is plenty of time at the base of the mountain to learn these skills.

However, because of the altitude, the trek is still very difficult and requires a high level of fitness. You must also ensure you walk slowly, hydrate well, eat as much as you can and give yourself the best chance of arriving for summit night in good physical.

2. HOW MANY DAYS DO I NEED TO CLIMB MERA PEAK?

Our itinerary takes 19 days in total. It is possible to attempt this climb in fewer days than our itinerary suggests, and if you are very fit, have experience of trekking at altitude, and want to do a private trip, we are happy to arrange this. Generally though, shorter trips save days in two ways.

First, from Lukla they head straight over Zatwa La: this saves two days, but immediately takes you up to 4500m and there is a very high likelihood of climbers suffering severe altitude sickness. This is a very bad way to start your preparation for the climb.

The second way to save time is to cut out acclimatization days. Again, while this saves days, it also significantly reduces the chances of summiting successfully.

3. HOW LONG IS THE MERA PEAK TREK?

The total trekking distance is 78 miles or 125 kilometers.

4. WHAT IS THE SCENERY LIKE ON THE MERA PEAK TREK?

The Mera Peak tour takes in everything. You begin by trekking through lush valleys, before heading higher up into farmland and rhododendron forests. From there, you’ll come across beautiful lakes and rivers, before finding yourself at the base of Mera. The summit is unforgettable as you get a magnificent view that includes Everest and Lhotse!

5. WHAT INSURANCE WILL I NEED TO CLIMB MERA PEAK?

Mera is classified as a trekking peak in Nepal, since you will be using crampons and be on a rope, most insurance policies categorize this as mountaineering. Add in the fact that it is over 6500m, and you need to be very careful about checking your insurance policy.

Also bear in mind that unlike the treks up the main Khumbu Valley, the Mera region is relatively remote, and if you have a problem you will need a helicopter evacuation. Check insurance company in your country or let me know we will suggest insurance company.

6. WHERE IS MERA PEAK?

Mera Peak sits in the Mahalangur section of the Himalaya, to the East of the main Everest massif.

7. WHICH OF MERA PEAKS SUMMITS DO YOU CLIMB?

Mera Peak actually has three summits: Mera North, 6,476 metres; Mera Central, 6,461 metres; and Mera South, 6,065 metres (19,898 ft). We take all our clients to the highest, Mera North.