Mera Peak Climbing Highlights

Grade Duration Trek Style Best Time Group
5 14 Days Tea House Trek & Camp Apr – Jun / Sep – Nov SGL / GRP / FM / STU

SGL = Single, GRP =Grouping, FM= Family, STU = Students

Mera Peak Climbing

At 6654m, Mera Peak Climbing is not particularly difficult technically, but there is the altitude to contend with which makes this an exciting and challenging trip. We fly to Tumlingtar and trek in to the Hinku Valley over the Surkie La. This is not only excellent for acclimatisation purposes but also means that we will see few other groups giving us that wilderness experience that many seek. It also means we do not have to retrace our steps, giving us a circular journey and the chance to explore different regions during Mera Peak Climbing. There are spare days allocated in the itinerary for acclimatisation and in case of adverse weather conditions. The Base Camp is in a stunning setting but the views from the summit are perhaps unrivalled by any other trekking peak. The panorama takes in Kanchenjunga, Chamlang and Makalu to the east, whilst to the north Everest, the unclimbed south face of Lhotse and the Nuptse/Lhotse ridge are visible. To the west Ama Dablam and Cho Oyu complete what is undoubtedly one of the most glorious views in the whole of Nepal.

Short Itinerary

Day Activity Altitude Time
1 Fly Lukla 2840m ¾ hr
Trek Chutanga 3050m 4 hrs
2 Rest Day Chutanga
3 Trek Tuli Kharka 4300m 7 hrs
4 Trek Mosum Kharka 3700m 6 hrs
5 Trek Tangnag 4350m 6 hrs
6 Rest day
7 Trek Khare 5000m 5 hrs
8 Trek Khare Upper End 5500m 3 hrs
9 Trek Campsite 5800m
10 Trek Ascent 6654m
Trek Khare 5000m
11 Trek Contingency 10 hrs
12 Trek Tuli kharka 4300m 8 hrs
13 Trek Back to Lukla 2840m 4 hrs
14 Fly Kathmandu 1300m ¾ hr

Trip Information

The Cost Includes:

Trekking part:

Basic lodge accommodation on trek

All meals whilst trekking (at tea house during the trek + at camp during the climbing)

Domestic flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

Airport transfers

Everest National Park Entrance Fees

Applicable trekking (TIMS) and climbing permits

Porter to carry personal gear

15kg luggage per person allowance while on trek

Duffle Bag for your gear

All camping equipment including 2-man tents, sleeping mat, and sleeping bag during the climbing

English speaking trekking guide

Climbing guide

High altitude food and fuel provided by camping staffs during the climbing period

The Cost Does Not Include:

Cost for extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.

Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” Head

Cost for Insurance.

Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.

Payment for service provided on a personal request.

Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Your personal climbing equipment

Price:

  • The given price is in US dollars.

Visa Information:

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal.

  • Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Note: Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos to issue visa.

Insurance:

Guide / Porters  : RMT (Royal Mountain Trekking) provides insurance facility to our guides and porters as per state law.

Day 1

FLY TO LUKLA (2840 m, 45 minutes) AND TREK TO CHUTANGA (3050 m, 4hrs)

Our representative will pick your from hotel and start our trip with a spectacular mountain flight to Lukla. The landing in a runway is an exciting experience whose one end is 60 meters higher than the other. We join the Mera Peak Climbing crew and head towards east from Lukla. We must stay together and aligned with the defined route so that we don’t deviate from our destination. The Mera Peak Climbing trail is crisscrossed passing via pristine hamlets and thick forest along with the Kalo Himal Ridge. In favorable climate, the trail is straightforward and takes almost 4 hours to reach Chutanga but during winter the trail is transverse steep due to the snow.
Day 2

REST AT CHUTANGA

We have two sufficient nights for acclimatization before we continue crossing the Zatrwa La pass. During the rest day we can trek to small 4000 peak below the Zatrwa Teng Pass. The valley over the Dudh Koshi provides the glimpse of beautiful views along with the charming trail zigzags towards Zatrwa La. After a short climb we descend back to Chutanga for complete relaxation and making the rest day memorable.
Day 3

CHUTANGA – TULI KHARKA (4300m, 7 hrs)

After a comfortable rest day we continue our Mera Peak Climbing via the Kalo Himal ridge which separates the Khumbu from the Hinku Valley and traverse easy way to the cairned notch on the ridge along with several prayer flag (at 4450m). Further the trail leads us to Thuli Kharka after walking for almost 7 hours. En route we may come across yak herders, beautiful views across the Dudh Koshi towards Karyolung along with very impressive Lumding Himal and the view across the rolling foothills east of the Hinku Valley.
Day 4

TULI KHARKA – MOSUM KHARKA (3700m, 6 hrs)

On the way to Mosum Kharka we descend via rock-strewn path and arrive at a fine vantage point offering mesmerizing views of the south face of Mera Peak. Further passing zigzag forested area we descend steeply to the Hinku Valley. As we bask in to the enchanting nature the panorama of Peak 43 and Kusum Kangguru opens out surrounding the Hinku Valley. The experience multiplies in many folds as we walk through the forest of pine and rhododendron. Soon we reach at our destination by the bank of Hinku Drangka River.
Day 5

MOSUM KHARKA – TANGNAG (4350m, 6 hrs)

The Mera Peak Climbing trail leads through the west bank of the Ginku Khola northwards and to the upper Hinku passing spot meadows used for grazing for goats, sheep and yaks. After ascending for 6 hours we approach to Gondishung for lunch via summer settlement of Tangnag and a single-plank bridge. In the area there is a two centuries old Gompa resting beneath a massive boulder and a number f crude ‘mani’ walls along with the outstanding view of Peak43.
Day 6

REST AT TANGNAG

Today we take enough rest for acclimatization. We can also explore strolling by Sabal Tsho, beautiful moraine-dammed lake hidden behind the Sabal Glacier also experience the adventure of climbing a peak up to an altitude of 5000m (approx.). Additionally, Hinku Nup Glacier leading toward north Kantenga and upper HInku Valley which turns to the east at Tangnag crossing the moraine of the Dig Glaciers are also available option to explore.
Day 7

TANGNAG – KHARE (5000m, 5 hrs)

After a rest and exploration we climb our way via a grassy basin also well known as Dig Kharka. The trail continues further to Khare offering splendid vistas of huge north face of Mera, Hinku Shar Glacier and Mera La.
Day 8

KHARE – KHARE UPPER END (5500m, 3 hrs)

One more day for acclimatization will help us prepare for climb. We can take a walk to small peak on the west side of the Hinku Nup Glacier. At the height of 5500m we will be able to capture magnificent views of Mera La and Mera Peak.
Day 9

KHARE UPPER END – CAMPSITE BY LOWER PART OF HINKU NUP GLACIER (5800m)

Today, we continue traversing to the possible lowest part of the Hinku Nup Glacier. This point offers the mystic panorama Himalayan peaks stretching before us and swathed by the snow.
Day 10

CAMPSITE – THE SUMMIT (6654m) BACK TO KHARE (5000m / 9 hrs)

Today is the summit day which starts early morning at 2 A.M after breakfast. We start our demanding Mera Peak Climbing and reach at the height of 6000m by the time sun rises and continue to the summit. Here, we can enjoy the view of most spectacular, at least five of, world’s fourteen 8000m peaks. Almost every panorama site seen here is also visible from the high camp and all of it is visible from 6000m. After a climb we climb back descending to Khare.
Day 11

CONTINGENCY DAY

Today is set leisure as a contingency day.
Day 12

KHARE – THULI KHARKA (4300m 8 hrs)

We follow the trail back to the Thuli Kharka.
Day 13

THULI KHARKA – LUKLA (2840m, 4 hrs)

We retrace our steps back to Lukla. When we reach Lukla, we spend the last evening partying with our sherpa guides and porters. We get to sample chang (local wine), try some Sherpa dance steps and end our trip on a merry note.
Day 14

FLY TO KATHMANDU (1300 m, 45 minutes)

From Lukla, we take an early morning flight to Kathmandu.
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