Mera Peak, the highest trekking peak which is a perfect adventure for those who want to hike at a high altitude lies in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It is one of the popular mountains climbing destinations in Nepal’s Himalayas lying at an elevation of 6,470m/21227ft. It is well situated at the Mahalangur range of Himalayas, the same range where the world’s highest peak Mount Everest is situated.
Climbing Mera Peak takes several days of trekking, while it provides the trekkers with an amazing opportunity to observe and enjoy the Himalayas’ magnificent allure. The trip is well worth the effort, despite the challenging physical effort required to trek through the trail and up the peak. The panoramic views of 8000m/26246ft summits like Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga, as well as several other mountain peaks, is very breathtaking despite the fatigue of trek.
Our representative will greet you at the Kathmandu International airport and welcome you to Nepal, after which you will be driven to the designated hotel. After a little break, we will take you on a short tour of Kathmandu’s main tourist hub, Thamel, to make you familiarize with restaurants, ATMs, money exchangers, supermarkets, gear shops, and other required items for your trip. Following a quick exploration, you will be brought to our office for a travel briefing.
(Note: If the arrival is late, trip briefing will be shifted for the following morning)
Overnight at the hotel.
Shortly after having breakfast, we will go for sightseeing around Kathmandu. Your tour guide will pick you at the hotel and assist you for the full day sightseeing of two World Heritages Sites named Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa.
Firstly we will drive to Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most significant temples for Hindu devotees, located at Gaushala. We will explore every corner of one of the biggest Lord Shiva shrines.
Now we will make our way to Boudhanath stupa, one of the biggest stupas in the South Asia located at the east of Kathmandu. Resembling Mahayana philosophy, Boudhanath is one of the most important sites of the Tibetan Buddhism.
We will be back at Thamel by the evening and prepare for the climbing trip. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, we will go to airport for experiencing an adventurous and scenic flight to the beautiful town of Lukla. Shortly, we begin our day’s travel to Chutanga after an initial meeting with the crew members. We will be passing through various villages, forested areas, and several mountain streams. Upon arrival at our today’s destination, we will take a brief rest at our lodge and take a short walk around the village. Overnight at a local lodge.
Today is the day to acclimatize and rest. To get used to the higher altitude, we will take a short hike to a beautiful place called Kharlateng located around 4000m/13123ft. After our slow-paced hike and exploring the place, we will return to our lodge at Chutanga and spend another peaceful night. Overnight at a local lodge.
We will start our journey early today. We start with a gentle ascend and head towards a high Himalayan Pass namely Zwatra La Pass. We cross the thrilling pass and continue our steep uphill walk onwards. Our walk will be accompanied by the dramatic mountains like Konde and Number Himal. We walk past the Dudh Koshi River Valley and descend to Thuli Kharka where we will spend the night. Overnight at a local lodge.
We begin our today’s walk towards the Hinku Valley after a warm breakfast. We follow the trail descending towards the Hinku River. Walking along the Hinku Riverbank, we make our way towards the dense and serene rhododendron forest and enter a small settlement of Kothe. Overnight at a local lodge.
Our trail today begins along the ridge of Hinku Khola taking us to Thaknak. We take a short lunch break at Gondishung where few summer camps for herders can be seen. We will also pay our visit to a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Monastery where scripted rock about the Mera Peak and its route is preserved. Leaving behind the Gompa, we will walk shortly and reach Thaknak where primitive shops and lodges are found. Overnight at the local lodge.
We leave Thaknak and start our trek towards Khare after breakfast. Our trail follows the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, the perfect spot for a stunning view of Charpate Himal. We then continue our walk towards Khare which offers fascinating view of Mera Peak. Overnight at the local lodge
Today, we proceed our walk towards to the Mera Base Camp through a steep trail. Once we reach at the base camp, we will set out camp and have our lunch. Shortly after a lunch break, our climbing leader will provide us the knowledge about the climbing techniques and teach the proper ways to use climbing gears such as ice axe, harness, crampons, and ascender climbing boots. Overnight at the tented camp.
We make our way towards the high camp today. Today’s walk is quite tough as we must ascend through snow and few crevasses. Our trail passes through the Mera La Pass before we reach the Mera High Camp. We will relish the beauty of the magnificent Himalayan peaks including Mount Everest, Cho Oyu Nuptse, and others once we are at the high camp. We set our tent there and enjoy the rest of the day appreciating the nature. Overnight at the tented camp.
The day of summiting the peak is finally here. We will wake up before the dawn and have breakfast. The route goes through the open glacier, and we follow the leaders, make a gradual climb and hike slowly although the terrain is non-technical. The altitude and the cold thin air might make us our hike slow. Once the first rays of the sun make the strike on the snow-white peak, a glorious red glow there makes the moment so pleasing and precious.
The top of the mountain offers spectacular views of the mighty Himalayas such as Mount Everest (8848.86 m), Kanchenjunga (8586 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Makalu (8481 m), and Cho Oyu (8201 m). Also, we can get the glimpse of other peaks including Nuptse, Chamlang, Baruntse, and others.
After spending an ample amount of time at the Mera Peak top, we will retrace our way back to high camp, take a brief rest there for a while and then descend to Khare. Overnight at a local lodge.
e leave Khare behind after breakfast and head back towards Kothe retracing back our trails. Once we are at Kothe, we will check into the lodge. Overnight at a local lodge.
Today, we will trek back to Thuli Kharka after our breakfast at Kothe. Our trail makes a gradual ascend and a descend, then cross numerous tributaries of the Inkhu Khola. We also pass by few Chortens and reach Thuli Kharka for an overnight stay. Overnight at a local lodge.
Upon passing the Zatrwa-La Pass, we enter the beautiful valley of Lukla. Enjoying the splendid views of the Himalayas along the walk, we reach the village via Chutanga. Upon reaching the village, we will bid farewell to our expedition crew and relax at our lodge. Overnight at a lodge.
After breakfast, we catch the earliest flight back to Kathmandu. We bid farewell to the majestic Himalayan region and enter back to the city area. After you are escorted to the hotel you are on your own. You can relax at the hotel or can take a short walk around the Thamel area. Overnight at the hotel.
Today is the day to experience the historical, cultural, and spiritual affluence of the artistic Kathmandu Valley. We will explore the capital to discover its social and historical mysteries. We will walk around an old-traditional market of Ason, Indrachowk, Newroad, Kilagal etc. We will also visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, former royal palace, temple of the living goddess “Kumari”, and the royal museum. In the evening, we you may take rest or stroll around the Thamel area. Overnight at the hotel.
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