Trip Code: NHT 90
Trip Grade: Very Strenuous
Max Elevation: 6654 m
Total Duration: 20 days
Best Time: April - May and Sept - Nov
Group Size: Min. 2 People
A carefully designed trekking package that lets you achieve the satisfaction of being on the top of highest peak in Nepal that has been permitted for climbing purpose. It is a best expedition option if you are looking forward to climbing a peak along with the experience of camping as you stand tall in the summit of the Mera peak. Prepare yourself with a demanding climb to unleash the alluring appeal of mountains, glaciers and ice falls in Everest region of Nepal. With an experienced leader, you will be able to fix ropes, climb up the rocky and sloppy region, travel along the glaciers and relish the views of mountains and wild terrain of the Everest region. The picturesque settlements, quaint mountains along with the inspiring glaciers and ice falls, Mera Peak climbing is a blessing for those who can endure the demand for climbing the Mera peak.
The views of five mountains that rise above 8000 metres namely Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Kanchenjunga along with other neighbouring peak that gives us a panoramic view that is probably the best of its kind and can be experienced only from the summit of Mera peak. Nepal Hiking takes you along the foothills of mountains, terraced landscape, rhododendron forests and ethnic villages to the mountainous and most wild area you could have ever imagined. Mera peak climbing is probably amongst challenging one but a well-trained trainer and a reliable travel partner – Nepal Hiking Team will put its all effort to make your journey safe, secure and worth it. Accomplishment is an important thing and a proper guide, travel planner with enough days of acclimatization will help you achieve your target on being on the top of Mera peak.
Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day, so check into the hotel. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 - Preparation of your trek/climb and Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour
Touring the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley that includes: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 03 - Fly to Lukla (2804m) and trek to Chutok (2800m) Duration: 3 hrs
We head to the airport early in the morning and take a flight to Lukla. The air route is fascinating in itself, flying above the greenery and White Mountains. Upon arrival, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters. We then begin our trek to the Chutok La pass (2945). Overnight stay at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 04 - Trek to Zatrabok (4600m) via Zatrawala Pass (4704m) Duration: 6 hrs
Today, we trek from Chutenga and ascend steep to cross Zatrawala Pass (4610m.) and continue to Zatrabok (4704m) enjoying the spectacular views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi RI, Karyolang peak and many others. Overnight stay at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 05 - Trek to Kothe (3600m) Duration: 5 hrs
Today we head towards Kothe. We take a steep descent trail through the juniper and rhododendron forest to reach Kothe. Overnight stay at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 06 - Trek to Tangnang (4356m) Duration:5 hrs
After enjoying our lunch at Kothe, we head towards Tangnang (4356m),(Sabal Tsho-Lake) penetrating the Hinku valley. The trial gradually ascends offering the scenic view of Kusum Kanguru. Overnight stay at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 07 - Acclimatization
Today is set aside for acclimatization. We rest at Tangnang. We wander around the valley and explore the local culture. We enjoy the scenic view of stunning peaks and glaciers. Overnight stay at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 08 - Trek to Khare (5045m) Duration: 4 hrs
We climb up along the lateral moraine of the glacier. It provides an interesting view of Mera Peak. Overnight stay at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 09 - Acclimatization at Khare
We take rest at Khare. This is another day set aside for acclimatization. We prepare ourselves for climbing Mera peak. Overnight stay at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10 - Trek to Mera La (5415m) and Base Camp (5300m) Duration: 5 hrs
We progress along the snowy glacier and approach the pass. Overnight stay tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11 - Trek to High Camp (5800m) Duration: 5 hrs
Today we continue to the high camp. We will be blessed with the stunning panoramas of giant mountains rising above 7000m i.e. Chamlang (7290m), Makalu (8475m) and Baruntse (7220m) to the east, Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8501m) and Nuptse to the north and Ama Dablam, Cho Oyo (8153meters) and Kantega to the west. Overnight stay tented camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12 - Mera High camp to Mera Peak Summit (6654m), return and trek to Khare (4900m) Duration:10 hrs
Today, the whole crew wakes up at around 1 a.m. for preparation. The climbers too have to wake up around 2.30 am. We have our breakfast and put on crampons and rope. Then we embark our journey to the summit. It takes around 4-6 hours to reach the summit of Mera. From the summit, we can see the spectacular views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m) Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) Ama Dablam (6,812m) Kangtega (6,779m) and many more. We then retrace our steps down to high camp. After a rest accompanied by some hot soups/tea, we continue down to Khare for the night. Overnight stay at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 13 - Reserve day for Contingency
We cannot guarantee if the weather remains favorable on our planned day for the summit (day 12). So, this day is used just in case if we will be unable to summit the Mera Peak on day 12 due to bad weather or other reasons. We should wisely postpone our program of scaling the peak if the weather gets unfavorable. Sometimes you or your group members may get some problems in acclimatizing. This day may be used in case. If the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day. Overnight stay at Guesthouse/Tented, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 14 - Trek to Khothey (3600m) Duration: hrs
We leave the mountains behind and descend to Tangnang. We continue towards Khothey. Overnight stay at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 15 - Trek to Zatrabok
We trek back to Zatrabok. The trial offers magnificent view of alpine vegetation like huge rhododendron forest. Overnight stay at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 16 - Trek to Chutenga
Today we head towards Chutenga. The trail ascends until we reach Zatrawala Pass and then again descends until we reach Chutenga. Overnight stay at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 17 - Trek to Lukla
Today, we walk downhill all the way to Lukla. We pass the forests of fir, rhododendron, oak, juniper and local vegetation enjoying the views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi RI, Karyolang peak, etc. Overnight stay at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 18 - Fly back to Kathmandu
30-minutes amazing scenic fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 19 - Leisure day
Spend the day in Kathmandu, to rest or to explore, as per your inclination. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 20 - Farewell
Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from the Nepal Hiking Team will take you to the airport. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing.
- All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
- Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
- Mera peak climbing permit fee
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek and tented accommodation during the climbing
- Seasonal fruits during the trek
- Government licensed holder English speaking guide during the trek and climb, require porter (1 porter between two clients) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
- Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
- Duffle bag for the trekking
- Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
- Nepal Hiking Team T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medical kit
- Tea/coffee, boiled water will be provided during the climb
- Gaurishanker National Park Permit fees
- General climbing equipment such as rope, ice screw, snow bar etc.
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 3 passport size photos for permit)
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Optional tours and activities during free time
- Nepal entry visa
- Garbage deposit fee US$ 250.00 (Refundable)
- Drink including: Including water, coke, fanta, alcoholic beverage, snacks and other personal expenses
- Hot shower during the trek except at Lukla
- Personal trekking equipment
- WiFi internet during the trek
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
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Important Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.
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