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Mera Peak climbing is a choice for every trekker who loves a bit more challenging journey along with trekking in Nepal. Mera Peak is located South west of Island Peak (6,189 m) in the Khumbu region. It is a group of three peaks: Mera North (6,476 m), Mera Central (6,461 m) and Mera South (6,055 m). Mera Central (6,461 m) is the peak that is most chosen for climbing. The national and international climbers can also climb the other two peaks.
As it lies between Everest region and Makalu region, you can witness the natural and cultural sites of both the regions. Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m) are visible while roaming around this region. Mera Peak climbing becomes more memorable due to the picturesque villages, pleasant greenery and winding rivers.
Yeah, peak climbing in Nepal is challenging, but it is thrilling at the same time. To reach the summit of the 1,310 trekking peaks of Nepal is not everyone’s play! However, one can do it easily if they have good physical fitness and a regular habit of walking. Moreover, the Sherpa guide who is well experienced helps you the best to scale these peaks. The guide also gives you the techniques to use the climbing gears to cross the difficult crevasses with the help of headlamp.
Mera Peak climbing not only gives you the lifelong memory of an expedition but also the cultural beauty of the region. You have to go along the Dudh Koshi Valley and the Hinku Valley to reach the summit of Mera Peak. You come to see the Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition or the Sherpa culture and tradition in Everest region. The Rai, Tamang, Sherpa and mixed culture and tradition can be seen in the Hinku Valley.
Mera Peak Climbing Direction
The other day after your Kathmandu arrival, the tour guide of NTR takes you around Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites located here in the valley. On the third day, you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, Tenzing Hillary Airport. Leaving the traditional route to Everest Base Camp trek, you divert towards the eastern part to Chutok for Mera Peak Climbing
Crossing the ridge that divides the Dudh Koshi River Valley and the Hinku Valley, you move towards Mera Peak vicinity. You have to cross Chhetra La Pass (also Zatrawa La Pass: 4,600 m), which is the highest pass of the trail to Mera Central Peak. Following the Pasang Lhamu trekking trail, you move across Makalu Barun National Park. On the way, you go past some Sherpa, Rai and Tamang villages as well.
In the course of the trekking, you spend nights at Kothe, Thaknak and Khare as the stopovers. During the acclimatization day at Khare, the Sherpa guide gives you basic trainings about peak climbing in Nepal. He also trains you to use the climbing gears so that you can scale the peak comfortably. He gives you some techniques about avoiding the possible haphazard while ascending to the peak.
Peak Climbing Gears for Mera Peak Climbing
|Fixed Rope||Climbing Rope||Tent||Crampons|
|Altimeter Watch||Ice Axe||Sleeping Bag||Waterproof Trousers|
|Gas Stove||Gas Fuel||Ascender (Jumar)||Mattress|
|Figure 8/ Descender||Carabiner||Tape Slings||Harness|
|Helmets||Ice Screw||Belay Gloves||Ski Goggles|
|Headlamps||Trekking Poles/ Ski Poles||Snow Shovel|
|Large Thermos||Water Bottle||Mountaineering Jackets|
|Cooking Pots and Equipment||Mountaineering/ Climbing Boots|
Mera Peak Climbing Difficulty
Of course, it is not much easy to climb a trekking peak of Nepal, which is covered with the thick layers of the snow. If the expedition is not made on the right time, you may meet with an accident, too. Similarly, if the team leader is not experienced and tactical, you may not be able to reach the final destination. We come to hear many cases when the climbers or mountaineers have lost the part of the body like hands or feet. Others have lost their lives being swept away by the avalanches.
Although it is not much technical, Mera Peak climbing is a quite challenging task. The section from the High Camp to the summit is more challenging. You need to start the climb around 2 am. You have to cross some crevasses to reach the top of this peak. The headlamp is the only option to find out the right track to reach the Mera Peak Central Summit.
On your arrival day, the crewmember of Nepal Trekking Routes (NTR) welcomes you at the Kathmandu Airport. Then, you will be transferred to the hotel booked for you lodgings.
After having breakfast, the tour guide of NTR takes you around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. You will visit Swayambhunath Stupa (the Monkey Temple), Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath. You can observe the history and architectural beauties of these cultural and religious sites. In the evening, the Sherpa guide gives you the details about Mera Peak climbing itinerary.
After having breakfast, you fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (Tenzing Hillary Airport). You enjoy the aerial scenery of the lush valleys, amazing landscapes and high altitude villages. Similarly, the snowcapped peaks of the Great Himalayas including the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest will come into your sight!
After landing at Lukla, the gateway to Everest Base Camp trek, you continue the walk towards Chutok (also Chutunga). The trail goes through the magnolia and rhododendron forests of Sagarmatha National Park. On the way, you have to cross some old bridges and Nangbu Village. Relishing the snowy peaks of Everest region, you finally reach the destination. Walk around the village to learn more about their lifestyle, culture and tradition.
For the first few hours, the trekking track moves along a small ridge. You should be quite careful as the track is slippery until you cross Kari La Pass (3,145m). Following the narrow trail penetrating through the rhododendron and bamboo forests, you walk along the Dudh Koshi Valley. While moving ahead, you can enjoy the beauty of the surrounding. The main occupation of the people of this Himalayan village is agriculture and trading the herbal products.
After having breakfast, you begin the journey towards Ningsow, another stopover during Mera Peak climbing. By crossing the Panggom La Pass (3,176m), you exit from Panggom. Following the steady path, you turn northwards and walk across the Peseng Kharka Khola. Crossing the Peseng Kharka Khola and the Ningsow Khola, you reach the final destination of the day for the night rest.
The trail up to Ramailo Danda is steep and rugged from Chhetra Khola. From the top of the hillock, you can have the stunning outlook of Mera Peak and Salpa Peak (4,153m). The uphill and downhill path takes you into the Makalu Barun National Park. The trail from Makalu Barun National Park to Chhetra Khola is named the Pasang Lhamu trekking trail. You might see some rare species of animals of the national park like red pandas in the course of the journey.
After having breakfast, you begin the voyage towards the main trekking tail of Mera Peak climbing. Walking past the Majang Khola, you meet the trail that goes along the Hinku Khola. Walking along the rugged trail, you reach Tashing Ongma, a village having a few seasonal teashops. You stop the trip at Kothe after crossing the Sanu Khola bridge.
Although you have to cover the trail that leads you to 600 metres high, the trekking is easy one. Walking along the Hinku Khola banks in the shadow of Mera Peak, you march past some temporary yak herders’ sheds. Enjoying the splendid vistas of Kusum Kangru (6,367m) and other snowcapped peaks, you go across a 200-hundred year old gompa. The gompa gives you the information about Mera Peak climbing route and elevation. Finally, you reach Thaknak for the night rest.
By enjoying the alluring outlooks of Mera Peak, Kusum Kangru and Kyashar Peak (6,769m), you move ahead. From nearby Khare, you can see the colourful tent camps set by various expedition teams and the lodges. The cloudy weather adds up to the beauty of this place. Khare is the last village before Mera Peak Base Camp. You have two choices here: to set up your tented camp or stay at a lodge.
Actually, the acclimatization day is planned for the proper preparation for scaling the Mera Peak Summit. The Sherpa guide trains you to use the climbing peaks and gives you some techniques to complete this expedition. You also get the better knowledge about climbing with the help of the rope. If you have any confusion, you can consult with the climbing guide.
The trail to Mera Peak Base Camp is rugged and slippery as it is covered with the snow. So, you should be quite careful while moving ahead. In some circumstances, you may have to use crampons and ice axes as well. Similarly, you may have to use rope to reach the destination safely. After walking for about 4 hours, you reach the camping site. Overnight at a tented camp.
You begin the trip today after having breakfast moving towards the Mera La Pass (5,415m).
Even though the trail is steep and rugged, you don’t have to walk much longer. From High Camp, you have the best astounding view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Baruntse and Chamlang.
This is the most awaited day of the entire Mera Peak climbing itinerary. You are going to be on the summit of Mera Central Peak. You should start the hiking to the summit after midnight to avoid the hurdles created by the strong wind and sunlight. With the help of headlamp, you have to cross some crevasses. Following the steep ice-covered path, you mount on the summit.
Once you are on the top, you can have the 360-degree panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Mt. Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu (8,463m), Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Baruntse and Chamlang. Shoot the lifetime moment in your camera and your mind as much as you can. Then, you descend towards High Camp and have your lunch. Finally, by crossing Mera Peak Base Camp, you trek back towards Khare for the night station.
By enjoying the Himalayan views and stunning landscapes, you start the retreat journey. You walk across some small Himalayan Sherpa villages and monasteries en route. The major villages you have to go across are Thaknak, Gondisung and Mosom Kharka.
You follow the banks of the Hinku Khola for some time of the journey today. Afterwards, you walk along the trail passing through the dense forests of rhododendron up to Thakthor Village. Perhaps, you have your lunch over there and continue towards Thuli Kharka for the night rest.
It is the last day of trekking from Thuli Kharka to Lukla. So, you start the journey after having breakfast. You enjoy the high altitude villages surrounded by the green forests and the snowcapped peaks above them. Crossing Chhetra La Pass (also Zatrawa La Pass: 4,600), you go past Kharitang village and Chutang village. Chhetra La Pass is the highest pass of Mera Peak climbing itinerary to start and end at Lukla. By walking for about 7 hours along the rocky trails, you reach Lukla for the night rest. And here you make the celebration of Mera Peak climbing success that gives you lifelong memories!
While having breakfast, you can enjoy the sunrise view of the landscapes and snowy peaks of Everest region. Then, you fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport. During the flight, you can have the aerial view of the entire Everest region for the last time this year. After landing at the Kathmandu Airport, you will be shifted to the hotel. In the spare time, either go for shopping or celebrate it with your friends.
In this way, you have come to the end of Mera Peak climbing 18 days’ itinerary. Thus, the representative of NTR escorts you to the airport according to your flight schedule.
- Three nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis;
- Pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport to airport.
- 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with a cup of tea or coffee) during the trek and climbing period.
- Full board Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek and tent will be available during the climbing period
- All camping equipment in Base camp;
- Flight Ticket from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for member and Staff
- 10 kg baggage allowance in flight and 25 Kg during trekking (with porter or yaks);
- Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary;
- Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
- TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit
- Climbing permit for Mera peak
- Necessary staff during the trekking and climbing period With Experience Guide and Porter.
- Necessary experienced Government license holder Climbing guide during climbing period as per group size
- Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
- Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
- One tent will be available in the Base camp for 2 people on shared basis;
- High altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above base camp.
- Necessary fixed and dynamic ropes will be available during climbing period
- necessary kitchen crew will be available in base camp
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
- Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
- Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
- Airfare international flights
- Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is easy at the arrival
- Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower.
- Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internets.
- Personal climbing equipment
- All kind of Personal Expenses
- Ice fall fees Garbage Deposit (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
- Wake talkies &Filming permit.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
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