Mera Peak Climbing ( 17 days)
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Mera Peak Climbing (6461 M) is the highest trekking peak at Everest region which provides full adventure. Mera Peak Climbing is one of the most popular peak climbing treks in Nepal located on the edge of Khumbu region and dominated by Mt. Everest. This region is embraced by the beautiful mountains and breath-taking view of Makalu, Barunche, Mount Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse and Cho-Oyu, Mera Peak Climbing is an ultimate choice of every peak climbers.
To access Mera Peak Climbing, you have to fly to tiny airstrip of Lukla and continue our trek to different villages and landscapes finally to Mera Region. This climb does not require any technical Skills but it is physically demanding. The only qualification you need to ascend Mera peak is your excellent physical fitness and an extrovert sense of adventure. Peak climbing equipment and experienced climbing and assistant guides will help you ascend the Mera Peak summit successfully. There are three Mera peaks; North Mera Peak (6476 M), Central Mera Peak (6461 M) and South Mera Peak (6064 M), you conduct this program at central Mera peak. You can choose any of the rest but they are a bit risky. The best time to climb this peak is in September to November and April to May.
Outline Itinerary of Mera Peak Climbing
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: Kathmandu to Lukla & Trek to Paiya
Day 4: Paiya to Pangkoma
Day 5: Pangkoma to Shibuche
Day 6: Shibuche to Chetra Khola
Day 7: Chetra Khola to Kothe
Day 8: Kothe to Tangnang
Day 9: Acclimatization day
Day 10: Tangnang to Khare to Mera Base Camp
Day 11: Mera Base Camp to Mera High Base Camp
Day 12: Mera High Base Camp to Summit to Khare
Day 13: Khare to Kothe
Day 14: Kothe to Thuli Kharka
Day 15: Thuli Kharka to Lukla
Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 17: Departure
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
You will be warmly greeted by Well Nepal at your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu and escorted to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Today you are going to explore the several cultural and natural sightseeing in this ancient city Pashupatinath, Boudhanah Stupa, Swayambunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After exploring this places you will do preparation for trek. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Paiya to Pangkoma (2850 M)
After breakfast you trail down crossing Kari La Hill, bamboo and rhododendron forest, narrow mountain trail and capturing beautiful scenery of Dudh Koshi River and Dudh Koshi Himal you arrive at a farming and trade village of PangKongama for tonight. Stay overnight at Pangkoma.
Day 5: Pangkoma to Shibuche (2745 M)
Today you will be headed to Shibuche along with passing through rocky paths to rhododendron forest, long Mani wall, through hills, ridges and teahouses we reach at the village of Shibuche. From here south face of Mera peak and Naulekh Peak is seen. Stay overnight at Shibuche.
Day 6: Shibuche to Chetrakhola (3150 M)
Today you trail through steep slopes, narrow and typical mountain trails, Rhododendron forest and Bamboo forest, cross landslide and through crystal clear streams to jungle again finally at Chetakhola. Stay overnight at Chetra Khola.
Day 7: Chetrakhola to Kothe (3600 M)
Today you will headed to Chetra Khola passing through the Hinku valley enjoying the nature at it best. Then you trail through the rhododendron forest, pine and Bamboo forest and with the vistas of Mt. Mera and Hinku valley you continue its ridge. Stay overnight at Kothe.
Day 8: Kothe to Tangnang (4350 M)
Today is a short day trek you walk for about 4 hour from Kothe to reach at Tangnang. You trail through Hinku Khola, pass through Gondishung and visit Lungsumgba Gompa and further short walk from there you arrive at Tangnang. Stay overnight ar Tangnang.
Day 9: Acclimatization Day
Today will be your rest day but you will short hike to Charpate Himal which is only 3 hours from your camp. You look close views of Charpate Glacier Himal worshipped by Sherpa’s and spectacular Mera North then head back to camp. Stay overnight at Tangnang.
Day 10: Tangnang to Khare (5045 M) to Mera Base Camp (5300 M)
Today you follow the moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka with spectacular view of Charpate Himal, Hinku Nup and shar Glacier you then rest we trail through Mera La and camp at Mera base Camp and enjoy the sunset along with the view of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, south face of Lhotse, Nuptse and other. Stay overnight at Mera Base Camp.
Day 11: Mera Base Camp to Mera High Base Camp (5780 M)
You take the route through Mera La to reach the Mera High Camp today. You need to walk through rock-strewn area for about two hours while making your way to Mera High Camp and this can be a bit hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. You make your way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. Stay overnight at Mera High Base Camp.
Day 12: Mera High Base Camp to Summit (6461 M) and back to Khare
Today is really a big day so you start at early 1 A.M. in the morning. After breakfast, your group will put on crampons and rope and set up for special journey to the summit. If you are a well-acclimatized group, it takes around 4-6 hours to reach the summit of Mera central for you. From the summit magnificent views of Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,021ft), Cho-Oyu (8,210m/26,928ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,935ft), Makalu (8,463m/27,760ft), Kanchenjunga (8,586m/28,165ft) and many peaks can be seen. After achieving the summit, you retrace your steps down to high camp and back to Khare. Stay overnight at Khare.
Day 13: Khare to Kothe (3600 M)
After successful climb you trail through the west side exploring forest and through the Hinku Valley and rest at Kothe. This day is short and easy plus you can have rest after reaching at Kothe. Stay overnight at Kothe.
Day 14: Kothe to Thuli Kharka
You trail on the west side of Hinku valley and passing by forest and enjoying its wildlife and vegetation plus great vistas of Mera Range from Thuli Kharka. Stay overnight at Thuli Kharka.
Day 15: Thuli Kharka to Lukla
You trail down to Lukla for 6 hours through the zatrwa La pass and walk all the way down to Chutanga and then easy walk takes us at Lukla settlements. Stay overnight at Lukla.
Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu (1337m)
This day you fly back to Kathmandu and do some shopping for gifts, memory, collections and some traditional items and they all rests at a single venue, Thamel. There will be a small party upon the successful campaign. Stay overnight at hotel
Day 17: Departure
Today your Mera Peak Climbing comes to an end so collects the photographs and gadget. Then our representative will help you to drop to the airport or if you have plenty of time to spend in Nepal, then feel free us to join another trip or adventurous activities like hiking, river rafting, bunjy jumping, paragliding etc.so that you can make your travel to Nepal memorable
Necessary Local Transport by Private vehicle
Accommodation in Kathmandu at standard hotels with breakfast.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide.
Entrance fee of all sightseeing spots in Kathmandu, National park fees on Treks
Accommodation on Lodge/Guest House/Tent while on treks.
Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking including Tea/coffee.
Experienced government license holder trek guide and porter to carry your luggage.
Insurance of our field staff.
Permits and Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu flight ticket including 15 kg Baggage’s
TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
All additional government tax & Permit.
Climbing Permit, Climbing Guide & Camping Equipment
Nepal entry visa fee
International / any air fare.
Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike, Political Disturbances etc.
A trekker who is able to hike and trek normally 5-6 hours per day with a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to perform this trekking. There may be stone steps, ups and downs, rocky paths and which are very uneven and also because of long trails your leg may feel tired and shaky so we strongly recommend you to use walking poles and trek sticks to feel safer and to maintain the pace. You will be informed about altitude and you should be more careful about your health and altitude related risk. To get rid of it, acclimatize as well as walk slowly and have more water and other drinks to maintain yourself hydrated.
Footwear - Trekking shoes, Camping Shoes, Sports shoes or comfortable sandal, 4/5 pairs of good qualities socks, etc
Cosmetics - Sun cream, Body Lotion, Moisturizers, lip balm, Mirror Wet Tissue Papers, Soap, Perfumes, and Tooth brush etc.
Clothes - Pullover or warm sweeter, Sun Hat, Warm woolen cap, Raincoat, Hand gloves, 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers, 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts, 3/4 pairs of Underwear, etc.
Gears - Flash or Torch light, Head Torch lights, lighters, Chargers, Camera and batteries, Eye glass, Water bottle, etc.
Extra – IPods, Binoculars, First Aid Kit, Ear Plugs, Pen & diary, Travel Map or GPS, etc as per your requirements and necessities.
1 Alpine climbing harness.
1 Ascender 1 Belay device (Black Diamond ATC or ATC Guide)
1 Mountaineering axe with leash
1 Pair expedition style gaiters which fit perfectly over your boots
1 Pair of Steel crampons
1 Pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners
2 D-Shaped locking carabineers
2 Non-locking carabineers
Climbing helmet (optional)
Ski goggles (optional)
Body Gears (Synthetic Recommended, No COTTON)
Light expedition thermal tops.
Fleece jacket or pullover.
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
1 pair liner gloves, 1 pair of warm gloves, shell gloves.
Warm wool or synthetic hat to covers your ears, warm neck warmer, 100% glacier glasses, balaclava, headlamps,
2 pair of nylon hiking pants, synthetic underwear’s, 2 pair of trekking pants, waterproof baggages, light long trousers, liner socks, 1pair of sandles, etc.
Optional like Binaculors, stainless steel thermos, hydration bladder, ipods and cards, fav. Snack foods, trekking poles, etc.
Extra Strength Excedrin, Ibuprofen, Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules, Diamox, mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments,
Always Drink Safe Water
Well Nepal Treks suggest you to have purified drinking water. Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but we might not find it in higher ground. In such cases we suggest you to drink boiled water which might charge very tiny fee in tea houses. Bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Recommend yourself to use boiled rather than mineral water which will be helpful for protection of you and healthy environment.
About Recharging Your Batteries & Electronic Devices during Trek
Hydro electricity may not be available in every location, so solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, I phone etc. Several Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities for consumption of electricity or solar power. Well Nepal Treks recommends you to have adaptors and chargers before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Well Nepal Treks suggest you to use dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry a separate garbage carrier in the way and dispose it where dustbin facilities are available and promote the healthy environment.
Well Nepal Treks reminds you on your sufficiently protected and have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities
Every guest houses offer hot showers in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. But please note that at higher altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. So you must limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. Don’t feel hesitated to get warm bowl of water If the water frozen.
Toilets here are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilets are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. Note that while staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services so be friendly in every way possible.
Extra Advice from Well Nepal Treks
You may see some beautiful, sweet children and poor ones that might make you to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and other stuffs. But, Well Nepal Treks suggest you better not to do so because it directly encourages them towards beggary and ask to every trekker which is also a sign of negative practice.
While on trekking, don’t forget to keep your valuables safe and secure. Do not left anything anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything’s outside at night. We strongly recommend you to do double check always and anywhere possible.