Private vehicle / By Air
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Per Day Walking 4 - 6 Hours
Best Season March to May and September to November
- You will lose at least 8-12 lbs
- It is popular, beautiful and highest climbing peak of the country
- Get opportunity to watch many mountains from a single peak
- The climbing fosters team spirit and develops leadership quality in you
Mera Peak is one of the popular climbing destinations among climbers as the peak is famous for its beauty. It is a highest trekking peak at an altitude of 6,461m from sea level that Nepal Trek Adventure (NTA) operates.
Climbing Mera Peak is a challenging task that demands tough mentality with physical fitness. The experience at the peak keeps the trekker spell bind as view of Mt. Everest, Kanchanjunnga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and many other mountains of above 8,000m surrounds you.
Lukla is a starting point of Mera Peak. It (Lukla) is around 35 minutes away from Kathmandu in flight. After passing several ups and downs for some days from Lukla you reach beautiful area of Mera. In comparison to other peaks, Mera Peak is not that technical but it demands physical fitness.
NTA has designed Mera Peak itinerary in such a way that the trekker get well acclimatize with the increasing altitude.
There are three Mera Peaks for expedition— North Mera Peak (6,476m), Central Mera Peak (6,461m) and South Mera Peak (6,064m). Among these three peaks NTA operates Central Mera Peak because there are no crevasses and glacial changes in the route like North Mera Peak.
Outline Day to Day Itinerary:
- Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu
- Day 02:Climb briefing
- Day 03:Fly to Lukla and explore the area
- Day 04:Trek to Chutanga
- Day 05:Trek to Thuli Kharka via Zwatra la
- Day 06:Trek to Kothe
- Day 07:Kothe to Thaknak
- Day 08:Thaknak to Khare
- Day 09:Rest day in Khare/Acclimatisation
- Day 10:Khare to Mera Base Camp
- Day 11:Mera Base Camp to High camp
- Day 12:Mera High Camp to Summit and back to Khare
- Day 13:Reserve Day for Contingency
- Day 14:Khare to Kothe
- Day 15:Kothe to Thuli Kharka
- Day 16:Thuli Kharka to Lukla
- Day 17:Fly to Kathmandu
- Day 18:Final Departure
- Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu On your arrival in Kathmandu, staff of NTA will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. You will have some spare time to hang around. In the evening NTA will give you welcome dinner.
- Day 02:Climb briefing On this very day you will be briefed regarding peak climbing and also preparation is done like climbing equipment and team formation. You will meet trek leaders and other team members of the expedition.
- Day 03:Fly to Lukla and explore the area After breakfast, we will take early flight to Lukla from the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport. We land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla. It is one of the best air routes of the world that is surrounded by mountains. Here we meet our trekking guides and make trekking arrangements. We will roam around Lukla and enjoy the sight that will chill you. We will spend night at a lodge in Lukla.
- Day 04:Trek to Chutanga It is our first day of trek. The trail here is a bit disturbed and not regular s other trails. After some time of walk we reach a thick jungle where pine and rhododendron trees are common. We walk below Nau Lekh. It is also known as Kalo Himal Ridge. We reach at Chutanga. It is a place popular for summer pasture. Overnight in Chuntaga.
- Day 05:Trek to Thuli Kharka via Zwatra la Today we cross Kalo Himal Ridge in the Nau Lekh but before that we make steep climb. Nau Lekh range seperates Khumbu from Hinku Valley. A further steep climb will take us to a small pass known as Zatrwa Og. Here we can see many prayer flags. We further move towards Zatrwa-La. It is at the height of 4,600m. The path here during bad weather condition is a bit misleading. But, when the weather is fair it is not that hard to identify the route. It takes around an hour to reach Thuli Kharka where we will spend night.
- Day 06:Trek to Kothe Trekking to Kothe from Thuli Kharka is very delightful as you cross three ridges namely, Hinku River, Hinku Valley and Kothe. Rhododendron flowers on the way make our trip so beautiful and refreshing. Overnight in Kothe.
- Day 07:Kothe to Thaknak Today we walk in the shadow of Mera Peak along the ridge of Hinku River. We reach Gondishung where there is 200 year old Lungsumgba Gompa. Here in Lungsumgba Gompa Mera Peak is scripted in a rock. The scripture clearly depicts way to the peak. A small walk finally takes us to Thaknak where we will spend our night.
- Day 08:Thaknak to Khare The mesmerizing view of Charpate Himal on the way to Khare attracts anybody. We pass through Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers before reaching Khare. Northern face of Mera Peak is visible from here. We can roam around Khare for time being. Overnight in Khare.
- Day 09:Rest day in Khare/Acclimatisation Today is a rest day and at the same time guides will make final preparation for the climbing of Mera Peak. All the gears and equipments are checked and precautions are calculated before hands. If necessary, some trail is also taken although it is not mandatory. Overnight at Khare.
- Day 10:Khare to Mera Base Camp Our trek begins after after breakfast. We will move towards Mera Peak base Camp. At Base Camp we will take some rest. If somebody needs extra training to boost confidence, it is provided.Rest of the day would be to rest and prepare for the next day. Overnight at Mera Peak Base Camp.
- Day 11:Mera Base Camp to High camp To reach Mera High Camp we take the route of Mera La Pass. It is a rocky trail and could be challenging due to crevasses. The views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and many more mountains make our High Camp stay memorable.
- Day 12:Mera High Camp to Summit and back to Khare Today we will be at the summit of Mera Peak. It is a day when your dream will come true. We will wake up at 2 in the morning and have our breakfast. We make slow trip to the trip because air goes on thinning here. As the peak gets closer we become more conscious and get attached to a fixed rope.
We take beautiful views of Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) and others.
After some time in the peak we retrace our path to High Camp where we will spend some time and from there further move towards Khare where we will spend night.
- Day 13:Reserve Day for Contingency It is a day planned for contingency. It is not necessary that we will be able to climb the peak on the designated day. If weather is adverse we do not climb on the designated day and postpone it. This is why 13th day is required. But, if the trekking goes as per plan then this 13th day is not required. On this day we will get back to Lukla.
- Day 14:Khare to Kothe We retrace the path for Kothe. We will enjoy the night at Kothe as we succeeded our trail. Overnight at Kothe.
- Day 15:Kothe to Thuli Kharka Walking on the west side of Hinku Valley, we move towards Thuli Kharka. We will enjoy the refreshing rhododendron as the entire forest is dotted red by it. From Thuli Kharka we will enjoy Mera North, Central and Mera South. Overnight at Thuli Kharka.
- Day 16:Thuli Kharka to Lukla It is ascending trail to Zatrwa La Pass. Beautiful Lukla Valley will wel come us no sooner we cross the Pass. We will walk all the way down to Chutanga from Zatrwa La pass and then to Lukla where we will spend our night.
- Day 17:Fly to Kathmandu On this day we will catch flight for Kathmandu. In Kathamandu we will enjoy some shopping and NTA will serve you farewell dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
- Day 18:Final Departure Today is the last day of your visit in Nepal. The representative of NTA will drop you at the airport three hours earlier to your scheduled flight. See you soon !!
- Costs related to all airport and hotel transfers. Domestic flights and airport departure taxes.
- All nights in local lodges/teahouses during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- Experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (on hire) and trekking map.
- All permits and necessary paper work (National park permit, TIMS )
- First aid kit.
- All taxes, be it local or government
- Visa fee for Nepal (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- All conservation area and cultural heritage sites entrance fees
- Excess baggage charges
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from trekking than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters
Size of Trekking Group
For any trek, there will be one leader, and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the campaign. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if anybody in a group gets sick. NTA can operate this trek for a group of any size. But, a group of 10 are considered as optimum size. However, if you have a group of more than 10, NTA can arrange this too.
While on trek, we will spend all nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for this trek will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs additional $ 300 to 350 US. You have to make adjustments if in some places single rooms are not be available.
During our trek, we will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, breads and drinks of different variety and snacks.
Breakfast of a day will be served at the same tea house or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu.
Getting Visa for Nepal
You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get tourist visa for 15 to five months. It depends upon your purpose of visit but regarding tour you will get the visa for 15 to three months.
For trekking you need to submit photocopy of passport and two pp size photo of yours.