Mera Peak

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  • Duration 21 Days
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Style Peak Climbing
  • Accomodation Lodge + Camping
  • Destination Nepal
  • Food Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
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Mera Peak (6,654m/21,825ft.)   [ Join a climbing trek to Mera Peak ] 
Area: Hinku Valley in the Everest Area

Mera peak is considered one of the major and popular trekking peaks in Nepal. The Peak itself rises to the south of Everest. The ascent of the peak is technically straightforward, however, the heavy snow and the maze of crevasses can make the way longer to the summit. Besides the charm of climbing Mera Peak, the trek to its base camp from Lukla is rewarding for experiencing little-visited and as yet unspoilt region of Nepal with densely forested hill sides. There are several approaches to the base camp besides the easy and normal route which is mentioned below. The routes crossing Amphu Labtsa (5,780m) and the Mingbo La (5,871m) provide some the most adventurous trekking with spectacular scenery through remote glaciated valleys and passes. 

North Face Glacier from the Mera La.The base camp can be set up at 5,300m near Mera La on the Hongu side in the moraine below the ice. From here a high camp is set at 5,800m near a rocky outcrop on the Mera Glacier. The high camp proves to be one to the most glorious viewpoints in Nepal offering the panoramic views of Kanchanjunga, Chamlang, Makalu and Baruntse sweeping around from the east and Amadablam, Cho Oyu and Kangtega to the west. The giant faces of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse appear in the north. There are three main summits which are climbable without much difficulty. The south summit (6,065m) is the most accessible with the Northern Summit (6,476m), the highest, which can be reached by skirting the Central Summit (6,461m) to the north and following snow ridge to its top. Climbing the middle summit requires ascent up on steep snow and is more technical. Mera North is straight-forward to climb.

Alternate Trek Routes To From Mera Peak:

a) Mingbo La pass to Everest Base Camp: 
Return through the upper Hongu valley and over Mingbo La pass into the Imja valley on the Everest Base Camp route. From here a visit can be made to Everest Base camp and return to Lukla. This is a very high altitude trek through glaciated valleys with possibilities of being stranded in adverse weather condition. Only strong, well equipped, groups should attempt this route. 

b) Amphu Laptsa pass to Everest Base Camp: 
Return trek through the upper Hongu valley and then over the high pass of Amphu Laptsa to come out at Chukung in the upper Imja river valley near Island Peak. From here a visit can be made to Everest Base camp and return to Lukla. This is a very high altitude trek through glaciated valleys with possibilities of being stranded in adverse weather condition. Only strong, well equipped, groups should attempt this route.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in kathmandu
  • Day 02:Kathmandu
  • Day 03:KATHMANDU/ LUKLA (2800 m.)
  • Day 04:LUKLA/ CHUTANGA (3100 m.)
  • Day 05:HALT DAY AT CHUTANGA for acclimatization
  • Day 07:TULI KHARKA/ KOTHE (3600 m.)
  • Day 08:KOTHE/ TANGNAG (4350 m.)
  • Day 10:TANGNAG / KHARE (4995 m.)
  • Day 11:KHARE/ MERA LA BASE CAMP (5415 m.)
  • Day 12:BASE CAMP/ MERA LA HIGH CAMP (5800 m.)
  • Day 13:ASCENT OF MERA PEAK (21245 ft/ 6476 m.) and back to KHARE.
  • Day 20:KATHMANDU
  • Day 21:Final departure transfer to the airport for onward destination.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in kathmandu Upon arrival at KATHMANDU airport. Receive, assist and transfer to the hotel. Balance day free. Overnight stay in the hotel.
  • Day 02Kathmandu A trip orientation meeting will be organized.
  • Day 03KATHMANDU/ LUKLA (2800 m.) Your flight to Lukla from Kathmandu is usually early in the morning. In good weather there are superb views of the himalaya chain. At Lukla, you will be received by your trekking crew and transfer to the camping site. Balance day free for local excursion as well as for acclimatization. Overnight will be at Lukla.
  • Day 04LUKLA/ CHUTANGA (3100 m.) After breakfast, the walk begins with easy going for about two hours followed by a gradual climb to our camp at Chutanga with the views of the himalayas. Lunch will be served enroute. Overnight at Chutanga.
  • Day 05HALT DAY AT CHUTANGA for acclimatizationHALT DAY AT CHUTANGA for acclimatization
  • Day 06CHUTANGA/ CHATRABUK - THULI KHARKA (4400 m.) After breakfast, the trail ascends all the way up to Zatra la (4600 m.) for about 5/6 hours. Lunch will be served en route. After crossing the pass, the trail leads down to our campsite at Thuli Kharka for overnight stay.
  • Day 07TULI KHARKA/ KOTHE (3600 m.) Today, after taking breakfast the trail ascends up and follows the HINKU RIVER with the views of the mountains to reach at Thanktok where your kitchen staff will prepare the lunch and hot lunch will be served. Again, the trail ascends up to reach to the campsite at Kothe for overnight stay
  • Day 08KOTHE/ TANGNAG (4350 m.) After breakfast, the trail descends down towards Gondishung. Lunch will be served en-route. Then, the trail ascends gradually up to reach our campsite at Tangnang. A spectacular view of KUSUM KANGURU (6369 m.) can be seen from here. The valley itself is surrounded by several snow capped mountaines.
  • Day 10TANGNAG / KHARE (4995 m.) After taking breakfast, the trail ascends gradually and crosses small streams and bushes to reach our overnight camping at Khare. Lunch will be served en-route. Overnight at Khare.
  • Day 11KHARE/ MERA LA BASE CAMP (5415 m.) Ascend upto Mera la base camp. This is the standard route of ascent and the most obvious when looking at the mountain from this place.
  • Day 12BASE CAMP/ MERA LA HIGH CAMP (5800 m.) Ascend and set up High camp.
  • Day 13ASCENT OF MERA PEAK (21245 ft/ 6476 m.) and back to KHARE. Early in the morning at around 2 am after breakfast, we advance towards the summit. By sunrise we can reach up to 6000 m. With Incessant attempts, we finally scale the summit. From the summit, we can embrace the most spectacular view of at least five of the world's fourteen 8000m peaks. Most of this spectacular panorama can be seen from the site of the high camp and all of it is visible from 6000m. After the climb, we descend to the campsite
  • Day 14KHARE/ TRAGNAG Same way back to Tragnag for overnight for overnight stay.
  • Day 15TRAGNAG/ KOTHE Same way back to Kothe for overnight stay
  • Day 16KOTHE/ THULI KHARKA Same way back to Thuli Kharka for overnight stay
  • Day 17THULI KHARKA/ CHUTANGA Same way back to Chutanga for overnight stay.
  • Day 18CHUTANGA/ LUKLA Same way back to Lukla for overnight stay.
  • Day 19LUKLA/ KATHMANDU After breakfast, check-in at the Lukla airport to fly back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 20KATHMANDUFree day in Kathmandu for personal activities. Evening Traditional Nepalese Farewell Dinner with cultural program.
  • Day 21Final departure transfer to the airport for onward destination.Final departure transfer to the airport for onward destination.

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What's Includes:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • AMTREK’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Mera Peak climbing permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All government and local taxes

What's Excludes:

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet,  laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters