Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak Climbing (6461 m) - 22 Days

Group size: 2-12 people Max-Altitude: 6461 m
Duration: 22 Days Trip grade: Moderate

Mera Peak with elevation of 6461m above the level is one ideal peak for mountain climbing in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is situated at Mahalangur range of the Himalayas, the same range where Mt. Everest is situated. As the expedition involves multiple days of trekking, it allows adventurers an incredible opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the magical charm of the Himalaya. Despite the strenuous physical effort to trek the trail and climb the mountain, the trip is certainly worth taking the effort. The breathtaking view of the 8000 meters mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga in addition to several other mountain peaks is definitely overwhelming.


Note:

Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight may be delayed by few hours or even cancelled due to bad weather condition. You should be prepared for such flight delays or cancellations. We will do our best to avoid such conditions.

In case of flight cancellation, we will try to get you on the flight for the next day. Getting early flight for the next day may be not possible during the high season. We can arrange flight by helicopter as well with extra cost. If we have a group of 4- 5 people, we can charter helicopter for you to fly from Kathmandu – Lukla or vice versa.

It will be advisable to have extra days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking. We can arrange you cultural / adventure tours (such as sightseeing tours, rafting, jungle safari,) with extra cost if the extra days are not used for the flight conditions to Lukla and back.

If the flight is delayed and cancelled for several days which could disturb your onward journey, you are free to choose trekking in Annapurna, Langtang and other regions and Ang Rita Trek & Expedition will arrange the alternative trek for you as soon as possible.

Day 01

Arrive in Kathmandu / Dinner with cultural program.

Our representative or your trip leader will receive the entire Mera peak climbing group members at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Make sure to check our clip board on your arrival in Kathmandu airport.

Hotel briefing and other information will be given.

Day 02

Trip preparation.

Half day cultural tour in morning after the breakfast. Afternoon Mera peak climbing trip briefing and trek pack distribution.

Day 03

Fly to Lukla and commence our Mera peak trek to Puiya away from the popular Everest trekking route.

Early morning half an hour exciting flight to Lukla, Meet our crew and rearrange all the loads before handover to the porters. Start the trekking / tented camping accommodation on twin share.

Day 04-06

Cross the Pangum La Pass with first views of Mera on this Mera peak expedition.

Ascend a narrow trail high above the Dudhkoshi Valley. Camp at Pangom a beautiful Himalayan Sherpa village. Cross Pangom La pass (3140m) marked by ancient Chortens. Entered into the Hinku valley un-spoilt remoteness.  The whole southern valley opens out in front wildly remote valley with the solitary mass of the Himalayan peaks marking the way.

Day 07-09

Climb to Tagnang via Narging and Pacha Pokhara

An excellent trekking day to phenomenal lake junction Kholakharka.
Kote village has set left from the Hinku River.
Walk offers outstanding mountain views to the northward.
Visit 200 year-old Gompa, which is build beneath a massive boulder.

Day 10-12

Reach Khare / Mera Base Camp - the trail hits 5000 metres. Acclimatisation and climbing training.

We trek to Khare . Short and significant hike for altitude adaptation even had taken sufficient walk valley leads up to a long range of peaks connecting Kusum Kanguru north to Kang Teiga.
Walk up alongside the Dig glacier excellent views to the north of the Hinku Nup glacier and the line of peaks beyond.

Second Acclimatization day has been specially set aside for giving us time to acclimatize properly.

Day 13-15

Three days for Mera Peak climbing: Establish High Camp at around 5800 meters. A very early start on summit day; dramatic vista from the Mera peak top.

Follow the eastern ridge traversing as far to reach ice slope and set up the camp near by the glacier.
The spot is ideal to practice mountaineering technique such as use of crampon, ice axe, jummer and figure of eight on a fixed rope. High camp is second highlighted day of the expedition need to gear up necessary climbing equipment.

Mountain views are spectacular including Mt.Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Choyu, Amamadablam and many more its dominants panoramas seen from the Mera peak high camp.

Summit day – Approached to the summit around noon without any delaying scale the summit of Mera the most magnificent panorama can be seen from the top, five of the world’s fourteen 8000meter Peaks.

Day 16

Spare dat for summit in case of bad weather

The weather condition in the Himalayas is unpredictable so this spare day enables us to be flexible with the program depending upon the weather condition or other problems.

Day 17-19

Return trail to Lukla, diverting via the Zatra pass (4589m) Mera peak expedition last night.

Retrace trail back to Kote and enjoy the refreshment celebration. Follow another route back to Lukla that is quicker return with fantastic views of Mera Peak in different angle. The trail passes over windy rugged Zatrawa La (4,580m), and steep descent toward the rocky outcrop of Kharkithanga.

Lukla evening will be last night dinner with the crew followed by a party to praise a memorable experience of Himalayas. We spend the last night at teahouse in Lukla so you can take shower and enjoy the last night better.

Day 20 - 21

Fly to Kathmandu; free day or relax or explore the city

Flight back Lukla to Kathmandu remaining of the day is at leisure. Can be visited interesting places of Kathmandu valley: National Museum (Royal Palace), Durbar Squares, Swayambhunath (the monkey temple), Patan and Bhakatpur ancient cities etc.

Day 22

Mera peak climbing Trip ends and airport transportation.

We make sure to have the airport transfer by private vehicle with our representative to the further destinations.

  • Foods in Kathmandu.
  • Your warm clothes for trekking/climbing.
  • Tips for your trip staff.
  • Personal high rescue medical insurance.
  • Helicopter evacuation if needed at the time of emergency.
  • Beverages such as coke, beer, mineral water, bar bills.
  • International Ticket
  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • English speaking  trained and experienced trekking guide, climbing guide and assistant guides
  • 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • Assistant Guide and Porter
  • National Park / Conservation Area entry permit such as tents and mattresses, cooking equipment, camp site charges, insurance and equipment for the staffs
  • Porter service (2 trekkers 1 porter)
  • Coordination of quick rescue service

 

CLIMBING GEARS
Rope, harness, ice-axe, carabiners, crampons, F8: Jumar, helmet, ice bar, ice screw, sleeping bag and climbing boots.

PERMIT

  • National Park entry permits.
  • Climbing permit.
  • All government and local taxes.

 

BEST TIME TO CLIMB
Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best months for this trip. Although Island Peak can be climbed during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

This trip will take you high into the Himalayas and into the heartland of the Everest region with a chance to visit the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar. You will have the opportunity to get up close not only with the snow-clad mountains and rugged terrain of the Khumbu region of Nepal, but also with the lifestyle and culture of the Sherpa people, whose name rings synonymous with the Himalayas itself. In order for you to maximize your opportunity and get the best out of this trip, it is only pertinent that you become familiar with the timing of your trip.

Trip Highlights

  • Mera’s summit is a stunning viewpoint for 5 of the world’s 8000 metre peak
  • Walk-in from Phaplu and out to Lukla for the ultimate Mera Peak trek
  • Crossing the Thaksindo and Pangkongma passes provides great acclimatization

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