Expedition at the apex of Mera Peak

Outdoor Activities, Kathmandu to Kathmandu

Tour description provided by Viator

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 ft Total Duration: 21 days Grade: 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 walk Day 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 walking Day 9: Trek to Kothe (3,691 m/12109 ft) 7-8 hours walk approx Day 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 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 hrsDay 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 20: Fly back to Kathmandu Day 21: Fly back home          

What’s included

  • Airport transfers,
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with transfer and entrance fees
  • Internal flight: Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu (Note: Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 20 kg including hand carry bag.)
  • 3 nights hotel*** in Kathmandu with breakfast,
  • Tea house lodge accommodation during trek on full board/camping during climbing,
  • Climbing permit, Trek Permits & National Park Fee,
  • Staff insurance on the trek
  • Trek/climbing guide & porter/s
  • Duffel bag

What’s not included

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu (approx US$ 20 per day)
  • Beverages, 
  • 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

Itinerary

Day 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 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
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 20: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 21: Fly back home    
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