Expedition at the apex of Mera Peak

Outdoor Activities, Kathmandu to Kathmandu

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Mera Peak (6,461m/21,190 ft) is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. The mountain is in the Mahalangur section, Barun sub-section of the Himalaya and located in Nepal’s Sagarmatha Zone, Solukhumbhu District.It is an adventurous peak surrounded by snowcapped Himalayan range, and the scenic views including the world’s 8000-meter peaks: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.Mera Peaks has three summits: Mera North, 6,476 meters (21,247 ft); Mera Central, 6,461 meters (21,198 ft); and Mera South, 6,065 meters (19,898 ft) as well as a smaller trekking summit which is visible from the south of Nepal.Trek Facts:Maximum Altitude: 6,461 m/21197 ftTotal Duration: 21 daysGrade: Strenuous 
Trip Highlights: • Spectacular flight to Luka • Experience unique culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa community. • Outstanding Mountain views such as Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga and Makalu as well as many other beautiful peaks. • Beautiful vistas of Hinku valley and Zatra La Pas • Summit to Mera Peak (6,461m/ 21,190ft) • Incredible views of glacier and spectacular scenery High passes, nomad, plentiful wildlife such as blue sheep, pheasant, Tibetan snow cock, impressive wild flower and gompas. • Picturesque Sherpa settlements • Walk through shaded forest of varied types of rhododendron and pine trees • Walk through pasture land where you can see yak, mountain goat grazing in the field • Eye-catching views of Lukla valley • Beautiful view of Charpate Himal from Dig Kharka • Pass deep black lake on the way • Visit Kathmandu UNESCO heritage sites ItineraryDay 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,302m/4,270ft)Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and Trek preparation Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Puyan (2,820m/9251 ft). Approx 5 hours walkDay 4: Trek from Paiya to Pangkongma (2,850 m/9350 ft): 7-8 hoursDay 5:  Trek to Nashi Dingma (2,600m/8530 ft)- 8 hours approxDay 6: Trek to Chalem Kharka (3,600m/11811 ft) - 6 to 7 hours approx.Day 7: Rest day at Chalem Kharka (3,600m/11,811 ft)Day 8: Trek to Chunbu/Khola Kharka (4,200m/13779 ft) - 7 hours walkingDay 9: Trek to Kothe (3,691 m/12109 ft) 7-8 hours walk approxDay 10: Trek to Thangnak (4,200m/13,779 ft) 5-6 hours walk approxDay 11: Acclimatization day, hike to shoulder of Kusum Kanguru (5,000m/16404 ft)Day 12: Trek to Khare (4,900m/16076 ft) approx 4 hours walkDay 13: Acclimatization and glacial skills practice dayDay 14: Trek to Mera la (5,415m/17,765 ft) - 5 hours walkingDay 15:  Trek to Mera Peak high camp (5,800 m/19028 ft). 3 hoursDay 16: Summit Day (6,461m/21197 ft) then descend to Khare (10-12 hours approx.)Day 17: Khare to Kothe [3600m/11808ft]: 6 hrsDay 18: Trek to Thuli Kharka (4,300m/14107 ft ), 5-6 hours walkDay 19: Return to Lukla by crossing the Zatra la (4,600 m/15,091 ft )Day 20: Fly back to KathmanduDay 21: Fly back home     

What’s included

  • Airport transfers,
  • Internal flight: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu (Note: weight limit of 10 Kg/22lbs for luggage, and 5 Kg/11lbs for hand luggage. Some of luggage can be left in Kathmandu with free of charge)
  • 3 nights hotel*** in Kathmandu with breakfast,
  • Tea house lodge accommodation with breakfast during trek
  • Full board on camping during climbing,
  • Climbing permit, Trek Permits & National Park Fee,
  • Staff insurance on the trek
  • Trek/climbing guide & porter/s
  • Duffel bag
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

What’s not included

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and on trek (approx US$ 20 per day)
  • Beverages (Bottled water, cold and hot drinks)
  • Personal equipment,
  • Personal bills,
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage beyond 15 kilo including day pack
  • Visa fee: US$ 25 for 15 days and US$ 40 for 30 days multiple entry
  • Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects), public liability insurance.
  • Tips
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing

Itinerary

Day 10: Trek to Thangnak (4,200m/13,779 ft) 5-6 hours walk approx
Day 11: Acclimatization day, hike to shoulder of Kusum Kanguru (5,000m/16404 ft)
Day 12: Trek to Khare (4,900m/16076 ft) approx 4 hours walk
Day 13: Acclimatization and glacial skills practice day
Day 14: Trek to Mera la (5,415m/17,765 ft) - 5 hours walking
Day 15:  Trek to Mera Peak high camp (5,800 m/19028 ft). 3 hours
Day 16: Summit Day (6,461m/21197 ft) then descend to Khare (10-12 hours approx.)
Day 17: Khare to Kothe [3600m/11808ft]: 6 hrs
Day 18: Trek to Thuli Kharka (4,300m/14107 ft ), 5-6 hours walk
Day 19: Return to Lukla by crossing the Zatra la (4,600 m/15,091 ft )
Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1,302m/4,270ft)
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 21: Fly back home
Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and Trek preparation
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Puyan (2,820m/9251 ft). Approx 5 hours walk
Day 4: Trek from Paiya to Pangkongma (2,850 m/9350 ft): 7-8 hours
Day 5:  Trek to Nashi Dingma (2,600m/8530 ft)- 8 hours approx
Day 6: Trek to Chalem Kharka (3,600m/11811 ft) - 6 to 7 hours approx.
Day 7: Rest day at Chalem Kharka (3,600m/11,811 ft)
Day 8: Trek to Chunbu/Khola Kharka (4,200m/13779 ft) - 7 hours walking
Day 9: Trek to Kothe (3,691 m/12109 ft) 7-8 hours walk approx
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