Mera Peak (6476m/21,247ft) is the Nepal's highest permitted trekking peak,located in Makalu Barun National Park, rises to the south of Everest and dominates the cut- between the wild and heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Drangkas and is not truly speaking part of the Khumbu Himal.
The small city of Lukla is the commence point of trek. It takes 8 days to reach Mera Peak Base Camp from Lukla. The trial goes through the pristine Rhododendron, oak, silver fir, birch and Jennifer’s forest. On the way you can see Meera Glacier and beautiful alpine lake. Beside this Mera Peak is famous for the nice and breathtaking view of different mountains. The summit of the peak is the best view point of the high mountain range. View of Mt. Everest (8848m) and Mt. Lhotse(8501 m) to the north , Mt. Choyu ( 8201 m) , Mt. Manaslu( 8163 m) and Mt. Amadamlam ( 6818 m) to the west, Mt. Kanchanjunga (8586 m) , Mt. Makalu ( 8463 m ) to the east.
The first ascent of Mera Peak was made by J.O.M. Roberts and Sen Tenzing on 20 May 1953, by the now standard route from the Mera La. By its regular route from Mera La, the ascent is technically uncomplicated; how ever after a heavy fall of snow or when the maze of crevasse are open, the way can be long and demanding. Far above the most rewarding aspect of a trip to Mera is chance to venture into little-visited and as yet unspoiled region of Nepal where the hillsides are still densely forested.
There are many approaches to Mera; none are easy and some require the crossing of high and difficult passes, making a trek to the peak a real mountaineering adventure with spectacular and finest viewpoints of Nepal. The simple way to Mera Peak is from Lukla after half an hour flight from Kathmandu with beautiful Mountain View.
Day 1 - Arrivel in Kathmandu (1300m.) Day 2 - Preparation day in Kathmandu Day 3 - Fly to Lukla (2800m.) and Trek to Chhutenga (3450m.) Day 4 - Trek to Khark Tang (3750m.) Day 5 - Trek to Chhetra Thu (4350m.) Day 6 - Trek to Khothey (3600m.) Day 7 - Trek to Tagnak (4350m.) Day 8 - Rest day in Tagnak (4350m.) Day 9 - Trek to Khare (4900m.) Day 10 - Trek to Mera peak Base Camp (5350m.) Day 11 - High Camp (5750m.) Day 12 - Summit (6654m.) and back to Khare Day 13 - Trek to Khothey Day 14 - Trek to Chhetra La Day 15 - Trek to Lukla Day 16 - Fly to Kathmandu Day 17 - Kathmandu Day 18 - Departure for Home
Detail Itinerary of Mera Peak
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Peak Promotion staff will receive you in TIA and transfer to hotel. Our guide will give you the detail brief about your Plan and check your equipment list.
Day 02: City tour and Preparation day. Sightseeing in cultural and historical sites around Kathmandu valley like; Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Patan Darbur Square. In the evening you can have shopping in Thamel (if necessary).
Day 03: Kathmandu- Lukla (2800m) - Chhutenga (3474m)
Early in the morning flight to Lukla. It takes around half an hour flight to reach Tenzing and Hillary airport Lukla. Lukla is a small city in the lap of High Mountain. It is commence point of our trek. After having breakfast we start our trek to Chutanga. The trial goes straight from lukla up to 1 hour then slightly ascent up to Chutanga. We have to walk through the pristine of Rhododendron (National flower of Nepal) and pine. It takes around 3 hrs. From Lukal to Chutanga.
Day 04: Chutanga – Kharktang (3750m): 2 Hours
Continue walking through Rhododendron and Oak forest. The route is slightly ascent up to a small steam then we have to climb up around 1 and half hours to reach Kharktang.
Day 05: Kharktang – Chhatra Thu (4350m): 4-5 hours
Today our destination is Chhatra Thu. From Kharktang trail goes straight up about 1 and half hour up to Chhatrala. The view point of Chhatrala offers the nice and magnificent view of mt. Cho Oyu (8201m) and others. After walking half an hour straight then then trial descent around 1 hour up to Chhatra Thu.
Day 06: Chhatra Thu – Kote (3600m): 5-6 hours
After having breakfast we have to walk straight around 1 hour on a rock way, on the way we can see the first view of Mera Peak. Then 2 hours descent in Oak and Jennifer forest.After having lunch in Thakthor then continue trek to kote. The trial goes up and down- up and down up to Kote.
Day 07: Khothey- Thagnak (4350m): 4 hours
Trial goes slightly up through the bank of Inkhu Khola.On the way nice view of Mt. charpate and Mera La. On the way we can see a Buddhist Gomba in the lap of big rock.
Day 08: Acclimatization day in Thagnak.
Today is our rest day. After having breakfast we start hike towards the Mt. Charpate (Holy Mountain), we can see the nice view and outstanding view of Mera North. After hiking around 3 hours we will come back to t Thagnak.
Day 09: Thagnak- Khare(4900m) : 3-4 hours
Todays the trial slightly goes up around half an hour up to Dig Kharka, which offers breathtaking view of Mt. Charpate. The route continues slightly up towards Khare. There is small Sherpa village which offers nice accommodation in Khare which situated in sloppy land surface.
Day 10: Khare- Mera Base Camp (5300m): 3-4 hours
Today we have quite short but tough trek.We have to climb up to Mera Glacier, and then we have to walk straight on ice around half an hour. On the way see the nice view of Mera peak. After descending around 100m we will be at Mera Base camp.
Day 11: Base Camp- High Camp (5800m): 3-4 hours
From Base camp we have to climb up towards High camp. The way was covered with ice. On the way we can see nice and spectacular view of Mt. Everest ( 8848m), Mt. Cho Oyu ( 8201m), Mt. Lhotse(), Mt.Kanchanjunga and many more. High Camp is situated in the base of big rock, where we can fell quite warm, which offers nice view of sunshine and sunset.
Day 12: High Camp- Summit (6654m) - Khare
Today is most valuable day. We wake up around 1 a.m., prepare the all climbing gear. After breakfast we start to climb up. Slowly and gradually we continue climbing. If the weather is favorable, we will be at Mera central summit around 4-6 hours. Anyone can easily forget the tired when they were in summit. From the summit of Mera you can see the magnificent and breathtaking view of high mountain range like; Mt. Everest (8848m) and Mt. Lhotse(8501 m) to the north , Mt. Choyu ( 8201 m) and Mt. Amadamlam ( 6818 m) to the west, Mt. Kanchanjunga (8586 m) , Mt. Makalu ( 8463 m ) to the east, Mt Nuptse ( 7855m), Lobuche peak( 6145m) and many more. After spending around 25 minuites in summit then we start to descent down to High camp. Continue descending to Khare.
Day 13: Khare – Kote Day 14: Khothey to Chhatra Thu Day 15: Chhatra Thu- Lukla Day 16: Lukla – Kathmandu Day 17: Rest day Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu
- Airport - hotel transfers in Kathmandu
- Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights including breakfast
- City tour of Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan and Kathmandu Durbar Square
- Trasportation, tour guide
- Flight, Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu for members, staffs and equipments
- Everest National Park entrance fees
- Camping trek including food and accommodation in Tents
- Boiled water, tea and coffee
- Guide, cook and porters during the trek
- Mera Peak climbing Permit fee
- Food, Tents and Kitchen equipments for climbing
- Group climbing equipments such as rope, ice screws, snow pickets, etc..
- Climbing Guide, his equipment allowance and salary
- Additional porters for carrying climbing gears
- Salary and Insurance for all Nepali staffs
Cost doesn't include:
- Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner)
- Entrance tickets during city tour
- Beverages and alcholoholic drinks on trek
- Personal climbing equipments
- All personal expenses
- Personal medical and evacuation insurance
- All other additional charges for additional services