Mera Peak Climbing
The highest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera Peak (6,476m) is a great option for climbing amongst many trekkable peaks in Nepal. The trail on the Mera Peak Climbing goes through lush forests, glaciers, breathtaking passes, small Sherpa villages, and Buddhist stupas sprinkled throughout. It is one of the best adventures you can have in the Himalayan Region. Indulge in an exciting trek through the pristine Makalu Barun National Park while enjoying the wonderful vistas of the Himalayas.
The 19-day Mera Peak Climbing trip begins upon your arrival at Kathmandu. You will do a tour of the city for a day and visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath. The next day, you will embark on a short flight to Lukla. The trek begins at Lukla and gradually advances through the eastern section of Khumbu valley towards Barun Region. You will pass through numerous Sherpa villages namely Chutang, Kothe, and Thangnak en route to Khare.
You will travel through a pristine Makalu Barun National Park, the eastern extension of Sagarmatha National Park. It is also a home to Red Panda and numerous other exotic and rare wildlife. From Khare, you will make your way towards Mera Peak Base Camp. It’s a continuous ascent through the snow moraines, crevasses, and ice-path to the top. You will use ice-axe, crampon, and fixed ropes to summit the peak. Once at the summit, you will be welcomed with a majestic panorama of the Barun valley and the mesmerizing sights of Everest (8,848m), Cho Oyu (8,188m), Lhotse (8,414m), Makalu (8,463m), and Kanchenjunga (8,586m) among other peaks. From here, you will descend through Khare, Kothe, Zatrwa La Pass (4610m), and Chutang to Lukla. The trip concedes upon your return to Kathmandu. Mera Peak remains mostly accessible during spring (Mar-Jun) and autumn (Sep-Nov) seasons.
Danphe Adventure Treks specializes in peak climbing and expeditions throughout Nepal. You can join our fixed groups or take up an entirely private trip at a reasonable cost. Our Sherpa leaders have years of experience and have led countless number of successful trips to Mera Peak.
- Explore some UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu with great cultural and historical importance
- Climb one of the most popular small-peaks in Nepal, Mera Peak (6461m)
- View of five prominent peaks over 8000 meters; Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188m), Mt. Lhotse (8,414m), Mt. Makalu (8,475m) and Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m)
- Trek through the pristine Makalu Barn National Park
- Experience Sherpa culture and traditional practices
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel (No meals)
Upon your arrival, our company representative receive you at the airport and bring you to your hotel. After checking-in, you will meet your climb guide and discuss the itinerary in detail. Afterward, you can choose to take a stroll around the nearby market and do any last-minute shopping for the trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley (B) | 1,300m
While we obtain climb permits for you, you will do some sightseeing of Kathmandu City. You will visit some UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Swayambhunath and Boudhanath are two of the most revered Buddhist sites in the valley. Similarly, Pashupatinath is revered by Hindus throughout South Asia and Kathmandu Durbar Square is a culturally prosperous palace courtyard. The entire tour will be guided by an experienced tour guide. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Chutang (B, L, D) | 3,020m
After an early morning breakfast, you will drive to the airport for your flight to Lukla. Lukla serves as the gateway to the Everest and Makalu region. The trek officially begins at Lukla and gradually advances northeast through the forested trail towards Chutang. The trial goes straight from Lukla up to 1 hour then slightly ascent up to Chutang. The trail leads through pasture land towards rhododendron and pine forests. Overnight in Chutang.
Day 04: Trek from Chutang to Zatrwa La Pass to Zatrwabok (B, L, D) | 4,704m
Leaving Chutang, you will encounter a tough trail today that leads all the way to the top of Zatrwa La Pass (4,610m). A steep 1,300m ascent will lead to Zatrwa La Pass (4610m); then, a short hike to the top of the pass. During autumn, the trail is entirely covered with snow making it harder to cross the pass without crampons. Once at the top, you can get the scenic panorama of the entire valley. Later, you descend to Zatrwabok. Overnight in Zatrwabok.
Day 05: Trek from Zatrwabok to Kothe (B, L, D) | 3,580m
You will trek uphill through the lushly forested trail of juniper and rhododendron trees. You can enjoy the pristine sights of Mera and Hinku Valley throughout the trail. The chances of encountering wild animals are rare, however, you should be prepared if you spot one roaming around the forest. After lunch at Thakthor, you will continue along the trail to Kothe. Overnight in Kothe.
Day 06: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (B, L, D) | 4,360m
Leaving Kothe, you will follow the west bank of the Hinku Khola. The walk uphill is fairly easy and quick. The path gradually ascents while offering great sights of Kusum Khangkaru (6367m) and Mera La Pass (5415m). Thangnak serves as the summer grazing area for cattle and only has simple tea houses and lodges. Overnight in Thangnak.
Day 07: Trek from Thangnak to Khare (B, L, D) | 5,045m
While the trek is easy with gentle inclines, the rising altitude might present difficulty. You will make your way up through the valley that opens up to a great sight of Hinku Nup Glacier. From Charpate Tal, the path descends slightly and passes through a sandy bowl to a steep stream that directly leads to Dig Kharka. The route continues rises until Khare. You’ll have a mesmerizing view of northern face of Mera Peak towards the end. Overnight in Khare.
Day 08: Rest day at Khare Acclimatization (B, L, D)
You will spend the day acclimatizing at Khare today. The view of Mera Peak (6461m) from your breakfast table is particularly stunning. Stroll around and prepare to attempt the peak next morning. You can also rest and take minor hiking sessions to adjust yourself to the Himalayan atmosphere. Overnight in Khare Camp.
Day 09: Trek from Khare to Base Camp (B, L, D)
Leaving Khare, you will trek through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail to arrive at Mera Peak Base Camp. It’s a comparatively shorter distance away from Khare to the Base Camp. Trek through a steep trail for 2 to 3 hours until you arrive at Mera La Pass (5415m). The trail will take you to the top of the Mera La Pass (5415m) which offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas. You can spot numerous mountains on the way like the Mt. Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m), Baruntse (72219m), and Kusum Khangkaru (6367m). Later, you descend to reach the Mera Peak Base Camp. Overnight in Mera Peak Base Camp.
Day 10: Trek from Base Camp to Mera Peak High Camp (B, L, D) | 5,780m
This will be an exciting day as you climb from the Base Camp to Mera Peak High Camp through the Mera Glacier. Crossing the Mera, you will continue along the snow moraines to arrive at the Mera Peak High Camp. From the High Camp, you will get a beautiful panorama of Kanchenjunga Mountain Range far to the east, and also have the view of Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Nuptse (7861m), and Makalu (8463m). Overnight in Mera Peak High Camp.
Day 11: Climb Mera Peak and return to Khare (B, L, D) | 6,461m
It is probably the toughest and most adventurous day of the entire trip. The push for summit begins before dawn. It is usually necessary to rope-up for the summit because of crevasses en route to the top. The summit gives you the glorious view of the Everest (8,848m), Cho Oyu (8,188m), Lhotse (8,414m), Makalu (8,463m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Kangtega (6,685m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), Chamlang (7,319m), Nuptse (7,861m), and Baruntse (7,219m). Next, you will retrace your steps back to the base camp and head towards Khare. Overnight in Khare.
Day 12: Spare day in case of bad weather (B, L, D)
A spare day is reserved in case you miss the summit on the proposed day. This is a reserve day kept for unpredictable weather conditions.
Day 13: Trek from Khare to Kothe (B, L, D) | 3,580m
Leaving Khare, you will make your down to Kothe village. It will be a slow walk downhill. You will hike for about 7 hours through rocky terrain to reach Kothe. You will pass through Thangnak village en route to Kothe. The route from Thangnak follows the Lungsamba Glacier along the meadows and pasturelands to arrive at Kothe. Overnight in Kothe.
Day 14: Trek from Kothe to Zatrwabok (B, L, D) | 4,704m
We will continue along the same path as before. You will walk through the rhododendron and pine forests to reach Thuli Kharka and then descend a little further to reach Zatrwabok. The trail offers plenty of pleasant trails through the forested areas of pine and rhododendron. The settlement sits at the base of the Zatrwa La Pass (4610m). Overnight in Zatrwabok.
Day 15: Trek from Zatrwabok to Chutang (B, L, D) | 3,020m
The trail leading from Zatrwabok to Chutang goes through a rocky path. It may take almost 5 hours to complete this trek. Afterward, you will cross the mighty Zatrwa La Pass (4610m) before making it to the other side to Chutang. A steep descent will follow from the top of the pass to Chutang. Although the uphill walk is difficult, getting down is fairly easy. Overnight in Chutang.
Day 16: Trek from Chutang to Lukla (B, L, D)
While trekking through the Khumbu valley, you will encounter lushly decorated forests of fir, rhododendron, oak and juniper. The trail moves downhill all the way until you reach Lukla. You can enjoy the grand views of Numbur Himal, Kongde Ri, Karyolung, and other mountain ranges en route to Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (B) |1,300m
Today, you will bid farewell to Khumbu region and catch your flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our company representative will receive you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. In Kathmandu, you can indulge in exploration of the city or rest for the remainder of the day. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 18: Leisure day in Kathmandu (B)
You can choose to relax at the hotel or explore the nearby Thamel Street for shopping. Thamel offers some great choices of restaurants, shops, and bars. As the valley of Kathmandu still hosts a myriad of destinations ripe for exploration, you can visit these destinations. You can also shop for gifts and souvenirs along the way. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 19: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure (B)
Our company representative will drop you off at the airport for your flight home. Say goodbye to the land of Himalaya. We hope to make another trip with you soon.
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