Mera Peak Climbing
takes you on top 6,476 m / 21, 246 feet high, and stands as one of the tallest trekking peaks of Nepal
. Located in the hidden valley of Hinku, only a few groups of trekkers seldom venture around this far-flung corner. For climb of Mera Peak or traverse towards Amphu Labtsa high pass, from Hongu area to Imjatse valley. Mera Peak Climbing is one of the non-technical mountains to climb but leads to strenuous effort to reach the summit.
Walking on a long undulating ridge covered mostly with snow and ice, where climbers require good climbing boots, crampons, and ice-ax. The ascent to the summit of Mera Peak will be undertaken after enough rest days for acclimatization. As well as practice climbing and exercising before the big haul to reach the top feeling in great physical shape. For the last final day towards Mera Peak high summit, where you can catch an awesome panorama of the surrounding high mountain range. Enjoyable and pleasant trekking to reach Mera Peak base camp at a place called Khare, with time for practice climb.
The grade of the climb we have taken from famous and popular French / Swiss Alpine Style Climbing Classification Systems. Which ‘F’ means “Facial Easy” a straight-forward climb to the summit, without much technical effort to face. However, for safety measures and to make the climb a great success adequate climbing gear is required with the support of our expert guide. Mera Peak Climbing begins after a leisure preparation day in Kathmandu
and then flying to Lukla Tenzing & Hillary airport.
A famous town with a small airstrip and gateway to various adventure destinations around Khumbu, and the Everest region. Everest Base Camp trek
is very popular among many trekking Places in the Everest region. From Lukla, our adventure starts where strong porters carrying our camping equipment and food for the whole journey. Accompanied by camping and kitchen staff, the Cook includes an expert guide who will lead you to the top of Mera Peak's best time to visit Nepal
The adventure takes you beyond Lukla town and human settlement into the absolute wilderness of high mountains. As climb takes you to cross high Naulekh ridge and Zatwar-La pass that separates Dudh Kosi River areas and Hinku valley. Once entering Hinku valley, where you will be in the hidden corners of the Khumbu region. Around quiet trails on least visited areas by main flow of trekkers in complete pristine surroundings of high mountains. The walk takes you into lovely rhododendron, pine, fir, oaks, juniper, and juniper trees forest, and then leaves the tree lines behind. For barren and rocky moraine terrain filled with ice and snow to reach Khare, at Mera Peak Base Camp.
Spending an extra day for acclimatization and practice climbing exercises, then ready for the Big Day! Reach on top of Mera Peak summit. After a tough struggle due to a rise in altitude gain, and feeling excited standing at 6,476 m / 21, 246 feet high. Enjoy the spectacular panorama of high giant peaks, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Amadablam, and Baruntse Himal with Makalu
Views of Kanchenjunga range
towards the far-east horizon an array of peaks, after a glorious moment then head down safely. Where journey leads you back to Lukla on the same scenic trail with the last climb over Naulekh Danda/ridge. Then reach the end of an adventure in Lukla for an exciting flight to Kathmandu
, where our wonderful and mesmerizing experience on Mera Peak Climbing completes.
Altitude sickness Mera peak:
Where there are mountains there is a fear of altitude sickness. This mountain disease is possible in high-altitude areas above 3500 meters. The Mera Shikhar trek takes you from the lowest point at 1400 meters (Kathmandu) to the highest at 6,476 meters (Mera Peak). Between these two places, you will change altitudes from day to day. Therefore, anyone who is new or not well at high altitudes can get acute mountain sickness (AMS) or altitude sickness. And this is one of the hardest parts of my climb.
Weather and temperature Mera peak:
The weather and temperature in the highlands are unpredictable. With such conditions, there is always the fear of harsh weather. Temperatures can drop sharply at any time, and snowfall can occur on any day.
And if that happens, your already tough My Peak climb will level up in difficulty. Warm temperatures and rain or snow-free days are essential for easy climbing. Hence, any severe change in weather and temperature can cause some difficulties while climbing.
Although there is no technical climbing on the Mera Peaks expedition, a good fitness level is a minimum you need. If you don't have a good fitness level, build it up. There are various exercises that can increase your fitness, for example, gym workouts, walking, running, etc.
These exercises need to be started at least 2 to 3 months before the climbing date. And, if you are someone who doesn't like to exercise a lot, this preparation for physical fitness can be difficult.
Best time to climb Mera Peak:
If you have been to Nepal for adventure before, you surely know the best time for trekking/trekking in Nepal. Fall and spring are my two favorite times to climb the peaks. During these seasons the temperature is stable, and there is little chance of snow or rain. However, there are two seasons, namely winter and monsoon, which are considered an off-season for any adventure travel in Nepal. Winter is the coldest period of the year, and monsoon is the rainy season. Rain and snow are the two biggest fears of any climb, and very few adventurers want to risk their lives. Therefore, the two best times to climb Mera Peak are fall and spring.
Accommodation and food during Mera peak climb:
During the walk, food and accommodation will be provided at the tea house. A tea house is a small accommodation lodge run by local people, they provide a small room with a bed and blanket. Tea house accommodation can be full and busy during peak season and autumn season, so pre-booking is essential to get a room. The food will be good because of the high altitude and long trek. There will be a menu to order food. It is better to order breakfast and dinner in advance as it takes a little longer to prepare food during the busy season.
While going to the high altitude/basecamp of Mera Peak, there will be no teahouses, there will be camping, where you will sleep in a tent and the food will be prepared by the basecamp cook. After the summit you don't need to camp, you descend through the village so accommodation and food will be at tea houses.
Mera peak climbing equipment & Packing Lists:
This list outlines the required things to bring during the Mera peak climbing. The weight limit for your luggage is 16 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by our porter. However, you are required to carry a small day- pack with your valuables or anything important. We advise you to pack only what is necessary.
Important Items: Airline tickets; Valid passport; 2 extra passport size photos; Photocopy of your passport; Insurance paper; Dollars, Pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying at restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks and to purchase your own drinks and gifts; Credit Card (Visa/ Mater Card) for withdrawing cash from cash machines if needs.
For Head: Sun Hat; Bandana or head scarf; Headlamp with extra batteries; Sun Glasses with UV protection.
For Upper Body: Shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves); Lightweight thermal tops; Fleece Jacket or Wool Sweater; Wind Cheater jacket; Down Jacket
For Lower Body: 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms; 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers; 1 pair of waterproof shell pants and 1 pair of hiking trousers.
For Hands: 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves and 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
For Feet: 2 pairs of thin inner socks; 2 pairs of poly or wool socks; 1 pair of Hiking boots (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support); 1 pair of running shoes and/or sandals.
Other Useful Items: 1 sleeping bag (good to -22 degrees C or 29 degrees F); Rucksack and Travel Bags; 1 large duffel bag, A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables; Small padlocks for duffel- bags; 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional).
Medical: Your daily taking medicine if any; small personal first aid kit; Aspirin, plasters (band-aids); Sunscreen; lip balms; Anti-diarrhea pills; Anti-headache pills; A cough and/or cold medicine; Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide; Stomach antibiotic.
Digital camera; 2 water bottles (1 liter each); disposable rubbish sacks; Toiletries: 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel; Toothbrush/paste; multi-purpose soap; Deodorants; Nail clippers; Face and body moisturizer; Tissue /toilet roll; hiking poles, snack food (chocolate/ biscuits); umbrella; reading book or pack of cards (for leisure time during trekking).
Note: If any items are not available in your hometown you can buy them in Trekking Store in Kathmandu before you embark on trekking.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines:
On reaching Kathmandu via various international airlines, at the airport our guide and staff for a short transfer to the heart of Kathmandu city. Where is your hotel located, after checking into your rooms, and then meeting other members of the trip at the hotel lobby for a briefing? Regarding the Mera Peak climb and trek, information includes other useful information to make your holiday in Nepal more enjoyable. The evening group welcomes dinner in a lovely Nepalese Restaurant with an introduction to the culture of Nepal with folk dance and music.
Day 2 : In Kathmandu, options for tour and climb preparation:
A free day in Kathmandu preparation for the trek to Mera Peak base camp and climb. Last hour shopping to purchase and hire needful gear for the trip, with time one can book for optional sightseeing tour. Around Kathmandu valley, major cities, are steeped with ancient world heritage sites.
Day 3 : Fly to Lukla 2,820 m start trek to Chutanga 3,375 m, -04 hrs:
Departure from the hotel as early as possible by the latest 5:30 a.m. or 6 a.m. Having breakfast, and leaving unwanted items for storing in the hotel. Our staff and guide will transfer you for the short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport.
After checking in for security, and then proceed to an airfield to board a small aircraft, either Dornier or Twin Otter. With a maximum of 15 to 18 seated planes, as the plane lifts off enjoy a panorama of Himalayan peaks, where the route leads North East with views of Mt. Everest as the plane makes landing at a small airfield in Lukla.
The airport is called Tenzing and Hillary, a tribute to the legendary first conqueror of Mt. Everest. In Lukla after organizing heavier baggage to be carried by porters. A short day walk leads you beyond Sherpa town of Lukla as the route heads east into the serene forest of tall rhododendron and pine trees to reach a small clearing within the forest for overnight tented camping.
Day 4 : Trek to Thuli Kharka 4,300 m, -06 hrs:
After the first night in tents, clearing the camp and having breakfast a short gradual walk for an hour and then a steep climb on the rocky path to reach the top of Kalo-Himal or Naulekh Ridge and cross Zatwar-La and ZatwarlaOg, at about 4, 550 m high facing views of Kwangde, Dudh Kunda and Number Himal across Dudh-Kosi River valley. From the pass along steep descent to reach Thuli Kharka for overnight camping, on a small clearing of Yak herders temporary shelters.
Day 5 : Trek to Mosum Kharka 3,430 m, -04 hrs:
From here onward within hidden Hinku valley, away from main villages and the busy trail of Khumbu, a walk leads into a nice alpine forest encountering smaller shades and temporary huts of cattle herders to reach Mosum Kharka then set camp on a grazing meadow within forest surroundings.
Day 6 : Trek to Thagnak 4,360 m, -05 hrs:
After Museum-Kharka, another great pleasant walk following the trail towards north-east to reach a wide-open valley around pasture land, as the walk continues to a small bridge to reach a small place of Gondishung near Kote, with small wooden huts and shelters of stone wall enclosures, houses an interesting 200-year-old small Gompa (monastery/shrine).
From here a short walk brings you to Tangnak, a place with few tea houses that serve as a simple and basic lodge for travelers. Overnight camp near its small shops and tea-house on a wide grassy field.
Day 7 : Rest day for acclimatization:
A leisure rest day at the height of 4,360 meters high, at Thagnak for acclimatization, before heading to higher ground and climbing to Mera Peak, take a short hike to catch views of Peak 43 which is at 6,769 m along with Mera Peak towards North-East.
Day 8 : Trek to Khare / Mera Peak base camp 5,040 m near Mera-La , -04 hrs:
From Thagnak, the route leads east overlooking beautiful views of high peaks surrounding the Hinku valley, the walk follows on a gentle path then climb over moraine near Charpatti Tal (a Four-sided lake), as the adventure heads to cross over Mera-La Pass at about 5, 240 m high, lined with cairns with small glacial ponds then climb for a short while as the path descends to an open wide field at Dig Kharka, walking for an hour across the boulder-strewn hillside to reach Khare where we will set tents at Mera Peak base camp within this small area of Khare.
Day 9 : Rest day for acclimatization and practice climb on ice and rocks:
After another rest day for acclimatization and practice climbing on ice and rock walls, final preparation for the climb to the summit of Mera Peak, the afternoon guide will check the route of the climb and make necessary arrangements for the climb.
Day 10 : Trek and climb to High Camp 5,780 m, -04 hrs:
Normally most climbers head for the summit from base camp, but we have allowed a day more to make the climb safe and much more accessible setting another High Camp. Morning from Mera base camp carrying only necessary items and gear for the climb only, as walk leads towards Mera High Camp, after few hours of hard walk on high altitude with few short in between to reach Mera High Camp, the last camp before the climb.
Afternoon having lunch our expert guide will check and scout the route of the climb and fixes ropes where necessary, the rest of the day relax and save your energy for the next day's big climb to Mera Peak summit.
Day 11 : Climb Mera Summit 6,476 m / 21, 246 feet, -08 hrs:
Our final day and the main highlight of the adventure, start early morning before the breaking of dawn following our lead guide with a steep climb; after a tough vigorous climb with less technical difficulty then reach on top of Mera Peak summit.
At the top relax and take a deep breath and feel the fresh cool mountain air as you stand on top of one of Nepal's highest trekking peaks, and then enjoy a grand panorama with Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Amadablam, and Mt. Makalu with Mt. Cho- Oyu and Baruntse Himal, as view extends towards far-east horizon overlooking Mt. Kanchenjunga with series of snow-capped peaks after a hard day climbs, descend safely back to base camp, for warm refreshment and long rest.
Day 12 : Trek to Kothe 3,680, -06 hrs:
Clear the base camp, collecting all garbage leaving nothing, and keeping the place as pristine as it was before camped. After a good breakfast on the journey back to Lukla enjoying a great task and adventure on the climb to Mera Peak.
From here onward rest of the walk will be pleasant on losing altitude every hour of the trek then reach Thagnak for a lunch break and continue to walk to camp at Kothe just a few hours walk on leaving Thagnak for an overnight stop.
Day 13 : Trek to Thuli Kharka 4,300 m, -05 hrs:
From Kothe morning walk leads back into tree lines of blue Himalayan pines and rhododendrons forest, through the number of grazing areas with a gentle climb with views of Mera Peak with other high mountain ranges, as you reach Thuli-Kharka for overnight camp.
Day 14 : Trek to Chutanga cross over Naulekh Ridge, -06 hours:
The morning after breakfast, climb leads you to a steep up to Zatwar-la pass facing views of Dudh Kosi River valley and Number Himal after brief stops then descend towards Chutanga for last overnight camping before Lukla.
Day 15 : Trek to Lukla, -04 hours and transfer to Lodge for an overnight stop:
Today a short stretch walks, easier on the pleasant trail with few ups and downs and then on a gradual winding trail to the end of the day and final walk of the adventure as you reach Lukla for the last overnight around high Khumbu and Everest region.
Day 16 : Fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels:
On achieving great triumph and success on top of Mera peak, depart from the lodge to Lukla airport, where a morning scenic short flight reaches you to Kathmandu. From the airport, transfer to your respective hotels with a free day to enjoy the hustle-bustle city life of Kathmandu.
Day 17 : Spare day with an optional tour in Kathmandu:
It is best and wise to have a spare or contingency day, in case of a flight delay that might lead to cancellation. Due to bad unfavorable weather conditions for small planes to operate which can happen even in the best time of the seasons. On this free day, one can enjoy individual activities and shopping for souvenirs or take a tour of Kathmandu's ancient city sites within Kathmandu, Patan, or Bhaktapur.
Day 18 : International Departure for homeward bound:
On your last day in Nepal, enjoy a memorable adventure on the Mera Peak climb, then time for your international flight. Our staff transfers you to the airport for homeward bound.