Govt. Regd. #: 2617/075
Group Size
2-12 people
Trip Grade
Adventure
Accommodation
Tea House / Tent
Max. Elevation
6,461m/ 21,190ft
Meals
B / L / D
Transportation
Flight / Private Car
Best Season
Mar - May & Sept - Nov

Mt. Mera Peak is a mountain in the Mahalangur section, Barun sub-section of the Himalayas, and administratively in Nepal's Sagarmatha Zone, Solukhumbhu district. As you reach the majestic Mera peak (6,476m, 21,247 ft), officially the highest of Nepal’s trekking peaks, the view from the summit is one of the finest in the Himalayas with five 8,000m peaks visible including Mount Everest, look down at awe-inspiring scenery and landscapes. Look directly at the southern face of Mount Everest you will see rarely viewed watershed areas, plus the wild and heavily wooded valleys of Hinku and Hongu Drangkas from this heavenly space. On this adventurous trek and climb, experience the rare chance to venture through a little-visited and as yet un-spoilt region of Nepal where the hillsides remain densely forested for everyone’s pleasure. As you trek towards Mera Peak, your sense of achievement grows.  The scenery is spectacular.  Pass through the Hongu and the Hinku valleys which have remained uninhabited, although there are Kharka, places for cattle grazing in the Upper Hinku basin where Sherpa from the South, near Pangkongma, are occasionally seen grazing their cattle during the grass-growing monsoon season. As your trek continues through the upper Hongu basin, pass through the mountainous wilderness. Venture through beautiful forests, massive moraines, glacial lakes, and spectacular peaks that include Charmlange and Baruntse. This trek offers rare opportunities to come face to face with the most spectacular mountain scenery, pristine forests, and the geo-cultural atmosphere of the highest altitudes in the world. To reach Mera, we trek for six days from the small and beautiful town of Lukla (2,860m/9,184 ft).  Importantly, this allows time for acclimatization.  While steadily increasing altitude,  we experience Nepal’s most pristine rhododendron, oak, silver fir, and birch forests. Pass through beautiful alpine lakes, and finally up to base camp situated at the foot of the Mera glacier.

We will set up two more high camps, the first one over 300m above the base camp in the Mera Glacier, and the second after we cross the Mera crevasse field at 5,800 m. From here we ascend a steady and steep climb to reach the summit of Mera Peak with its awe-inspiring views of Kanchenjunga and Makalu to the east, Everest and Lhotse to the north, and Ama Dablam and Cho Oyu to the west. This point is a dome of moments of nirvana – your deserved reward after an adventurous journey.

You will choose both of the ones which are the best for you.

Option – 1
Mera Peak Expedition – 1N/2D Package  ( Khare to High camp Summit – Khare )

01: Khare - Mera Base Camp to High camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 4-5 hours

We take the route through Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp today. Our path is along a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. We set up a high camp while enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, and Baruntse. Overnight at Mera High Camp in Tent.  Included meals: LD

Day 02: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft): 8-9 hours

This is a really big day for us as we will be summiting Mera Peak today. We wake up around 2 in the morning for breakfast. It’s going to be very cold in the beginning but soon we warm up as we continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may attach to a fixed rope depending on the conditions. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we take in amazing views of the mighty 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. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare. Overnight in Khare. Included Meals:BL

Price: $1255 Each

Included:

  • All climbing permit
  • Climbing guide
  • Food and tent in High camp ( Khare to high camp )
  • Both way domestic flight ( Ktm – Lukla – Ktm)
  • Climbing equipment’s equipment’s (Climbing Shoes / Harness / Belay/Rappel Device / Helmet / Climbing Rope / Static Rope/Webbing (25′-50′) / QUICKDRAWS X 10 & 1 X LOCKING CARABINE)

Mera Peak climb = Option - 2

Mera Peak Expedition – 12N/13 D Package  ( Kathmandu – Lukla to High camp Summit – Ktm  )

Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2730m/8954ft) and Trek to Chutanga (3,430 m/11,250 ft): 3-4 hours
Today, as our first-day trek is an easy walk that leads eastwards, the path from here is less frequented than the other main trails from Lukla, walk follows through a number of hamlets and wood yards until we reach a thick forest of silver fir, birch, pines and rhododendron trees and bushes on the hillside below Nau Lekh also known as Kalo Himal Ridge, on this portion follow the Sherpa or the group as there are many paths leading away from the main trail. There are many small streams with numerous places en route, the whole of this area is referred to as Chutanga which is a summer pasture. Explore the surroundings of Chutanga. Overnight in Chutanga. Included meals: BLD

Day 02: Trek to Thuli Kharka (4320m/13200ft) via Zwatra la (4600 m/14720 ft): 5-6 hours
We continue our trek the next day from Chutanga, the adventure begins with a steep climb to cross the Kalo Himal Ridge in the Nau Lekh range which separates the Khumbu from the Hinku Valley. A steep uphill climb brings us to a cairned notch in the ridge with a collection of Buddhist prayer flags at 4,450m. This small pass is called the Zatrwa Og, from here the path traverses across a boulder slope, round a corner, and climbs once again to the Zatrwa-La at 4,600 m. In bad weather to find the path of our route can be quite misleading, so care should be taken but with fine weather, the views across the Dudh Kosi towards Karyolung and the Lumding Himal are very impressive, as well as the scenery across the rolling foothills of the Hinku Valley. From here less than an hour we reach Thuli Karkha. Overnight at Thuli Kharka. Included meals: BLD

Day 03: Trek to Kothe (3600 m, /11808ft): 5-6 hours
Following breakfast, we follow a delightful descending trail across three ridges, before dropping steeply down to the Hinku River and a final uphill to Kothe through lush rhododendron forests on the west side of the Hinku Valley. Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal and on our journey, we get to admire beautiful hills dotted with rhododendrons. Overnight in Kothe. Included meals: BLD

Day 04: Kothe to Thaknak (4,350m/14,270ft): 3-4 hours
We trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. We take lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders’ settlement on the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Beyond Gondishung, we pass a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we can find Mera Peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. A short walk takes us to Thaknak, which is a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops. Overnight in Thaknak. Included meals: BLD

Day 05: Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hours
Leaving Thaknak, we follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, we can view the Northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch one can engage in hikes in the surroundings of Khare. Overnight at Khare. Included meals: BLD

Day 06:  Rest day in Khare/Acclimatization:
Today the guides will carry out the last minute checking of the gears for the climb, and then arrange if any equipment becomes necessary to rent. Thereafter, we shall provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice ax, climbing boots, crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training for Mera Peak Base Camp, we strongly believe that some training experience will boost your confidence and you’re climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as fully enjoying the experience.  Overnight at Khare. Included meals: BLD

Day 07: Khare to Mera Base Camp (5300m/17,384ft): 3-4 hours
Today after breakfast, we walk through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail to reach Mera Peak Base Camp. Upon reaching the base camp, we rest for a while. If anyone feels the previous training was not sufficient and wants to train more to build confidence to succeed in the climb, there can be additional training on the climb provided. The rest of the day would be to rest and prepare for the next day.  Overnight at Mera Peak Base Camp.  Overnight in Tent.   Included meals: BLD

Day 08: Mera Base Camp to High camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 4-5 hours
We take the route through Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp today. Our path is along a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. We set up a high camp while enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, and the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, and Baruntse. Overnight at Mera High Camp in Tent.  Included meals: BLD

Day 09: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft): 8-9 hours
This is a really big day for us as we will be summiting Mera Peak today. We wake up around 2 in the morning for breakfast. It’s going to be very cold in the beginning but soon we warm up as we continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may attach to a fixed rope depending on the conditions. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we take in amazing views of the mighty 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. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare. Overnight in Khare. Included meals: BLD

Day 10: Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hours
We trek from Khare to Kothe along the same trail used previously. After reaching Kothe, we celebrate our success by trying out local delicacies and wines. Overnight in Kothe. Included meals: BLD

Day 11: Kothe to Thuli Kharka: 5-6 hours
It is an uphill trek through lush rhododendron forests on the west side of the Hinku Valley to Thuli Kharka. Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal and on our journey, we get to admire beautiful hills dotted with rhododendrons. After reaching Thuli Kharka, we enjoy remarkable views of Mera North, Mera Central and South face. Included meals: BLD

Day 12: Thuli Kharka to Lukla: 6-7 hours
We begin today’s trek by ascending Zatrwa La Pass. As soon as we cross the pass, we are welcomed by the sight of the beautiful Lukla Valley which is surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Number Himal, Kusum Khangru, and other Himalayan peaks. From Zatrwa La Pass we walk all the way down to Chutanga and then straight forward to the Lukla village. In the evening we enjoy dinner in the Himalayas of Nepal with our crew. Overnight in Lukla. Included meals: BLD

Day 13:  Fly to Kathmandu
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenirs shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the climbers’ successful summit of the Mera Peak. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Important Note:

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with World Himalayan Destination Pvt Ltd  Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Price: $1870 Each

Included:

  • All climbing permit
  • 3 times meals during the trek
  • Hotel accommodation during the trek ( 12N)
  • Climbing guide
  • Food and tent in High camp
  • Both way domestic flight ( Ktm – Lukla – Ktm)
  • Climbing equipment’s (Climbing Shoes / Harness / Belay/Rappel Device / Helmet / Climbing Rope / Static Rope/Webbing (25′-50′) / QUICKDRAWS X 10 & 1 X LOCKING CARABINE)
  • 1 person one porter

 

 


Trip Outline

Day 01: Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): Preparation
Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2730m/8954ft) and Trek to Chutanga (3,430 m/11,250 ft): 3-4 hours
Day 03: Trek to Thuli Kharka (4320m/13200ft) via Zwatra la (4600 m/14720 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 04: Trek to Kothe (3600 m, /11808ft): 5-6 hours
Day 05: Kothe to Thaknak (4,350m/14,270ft): 3-4 hours
Day 06: Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hours
Day 07: Rest day in Khare/Acclimatization
Day 08: Mera Base Camp to High camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 4-5 hours
Day 09: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft): 8-9 hours
Day 10: Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hours
Day 11: Kothe to Thuli Kharka: 5-6 hours
Day 12: Thuli Kharka to Lukla: 6-7 hours
Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu

Detail itinerary

Today after breakfast, we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ Swayambhunath and the Buddhist shrine Bouddhanath, which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. After the tour, we get our equipment checked by our climbing leader, get introduced to fellow participants.

Today, as our first day trek is an easy walk which leads eastwards, the path from here is less frequented than the other main trails from Lukla, walk follows through a number of hamlets and wood yards until we reach a thick forest of silver fir, birch, pines and rhododendron trees and bushes on the hill side below Nau Lekh also known as Kalo Himal Ridge, on this portion follow the Sherpa or the group as there are many path leading away from the main trail. There are many small streams with numerous places en route, whole of this area referred to as Chutanga which is a summer pasture. Explore the surroundings of Chutanga.

We continue our trek the next day from Chutanga, the adventure begins with a steep climb to cross the Kalo Himal Ridge in the Nau Lekh range which separates the Khumbu from the Hinku Valley. A steep uphill climb brings us to a cairned notch in the ridge with a collection of Buddhist prayer flags at 4,450m. This small pass is called the Zatrwa Og, from here the path traverses across a boulder slope, round a corner and climbs once again to the Zatrwa-La at 4,600 m. In bad weather to find the path of our route can be quite misleading, so care should be taken but with fine weather, the views across the Dudh Kosi towards Karyolung and the Lumding Himal are very impressive, as well as the scenery across the rolling foothills of the Hinku Valley. From here less than an hour we reach Thuli Karkha. Overnight at Thuli Kharka.

Following breakfast we follow a delightful descending trail across three ridges, before dropping steeply down to the Hinku River and a final uphill to Kothe through lush rhododendron forests on the west side of the Hinku Valley . Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal and on our journey we get to admire beautiful hills dotted with rhododendrons. Overnight in Kothe.

We trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. We take lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders’ settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Beyond Gondishung, we pass a 200 year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we can find Mera Peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. A short walk takes us to Thaknak, which is a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops.

Leaving Thaknak, we follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers, and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, we can view the Northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch one can engage in hikes in the surroundings of Khare. Overnight at Khare.

Today the guides will carry out the last minute checking of the gears for the climb, and then arrange if any equipment becomes necessary to rent. Thereafter, we shall provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training for Mera Peak Base Camp, we strongly believe that some training experience will boost your confidence and you’re climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience.

Today after breakfast, we walk through a boulder-strewn courseon a steep trail to reach Mera Peak Base Camp. Upon reaching the base camp, we rest for a while. If anyone feels the previous training was not sufficient and wants to train more to build confidence to succeed the climb, there can be an additional training on climb provided. Rest of the day would be to rest and prepare for the next day. Overnight at Mera Peak Base Camp. Overnight in Tent.

This is a really big day for us as we will be summiting Mera Peak today. We wake up around 2 in the morning for breakfast. It’s going to be very cold in the beginning but soon we warm up as we continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may attach to a fixed rope depending on the conditions. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we take in amazing views of the mighty 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. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare.

We trek from Khare to Kothe along the same trail used previously. After reaching Kothe, we celebrate our success by trying out local delicacies and wines. Over night in Kothe. It is an uphill trek through lush rhododendron forests on the west side of the Hinku Valley to Thuli Kharka. Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal and on our journey we get to admire beautiful hills dotted with rhododendrons. After reaching Thuli Kharka, we enjoy remarkable views of Mera North, Mera Central and South face

We begin today’s trek by ascending to Zatrwa La Pass. As soon as we cross the pass, we are welcomed by the sight of the beautiful Lukla Valley which is surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and other Himalayan peaks. From Zatrwa La Pass we walk all the way down to Chutanga and then straight forward to the Lukla village. In the evening we enjoy dinner in the Himalayas of Nepal with our crew. Overnight in Lukla.

We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu.


What's included?

  • Domestic flights.
  • Climbing Equitments
  • Trekker’s Information Management System(TIMS) card
  • All governmental procedure fees, all permits and local taxes.
  • All meals and accommodation throughout the trek.
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide possessing valid license issued by the government of Nepal.
  • Highly experienced trekking staffs.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.

What's not included?

  • Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Hot and cold shower, battery recharge during the trek.
  • Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters, beverages etc.
  • Personal Everest base camp trekking equipments/gears.
  • Tips for guides, porters
  • All others expenses not mentioned in “Trip Cost Includes” section.
  • Costs incurred due to unforeseen reasons like general strikes, accidents, unavailability of tickets (see Disclaimer above) or any event beyond the control of the company

Elevation Chart & Map