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Mera Peak Climbing: 19 Days

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Mera Peak Climbing is the highest trekking and climbing peak in the Himalayas of Nepal that offers a once in a lifetime adventure and experience that stay with forever.

Mera Peak climbing is one of the most adventurous and famous peaks to climb in Nepal. The journey offers an excellent mix of trekking and climbing. Standing 6,476 meters above the sea level, Mera Peak is situated southeast of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest. 

Climbing Mera Peak is technically easy, even though it is the highest climbing peak in Nepal. Mera Peak Climbing is the perfect trekking adventure for anyone who is beginner climber and wanting to experience climbing in the Himalayas. 

Mera Peak climbing traverses Hinku valley, the remotest part of the Khumbu region. The trail moves along the picturesque villages and dense forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, magnolia, and birch. Hinku Valley is the home of numerous species of flora and fauna. Likewise, the trail goes opposite of the usual Everest Base Camp Trek trail, which is less crowded and unspoiled. You get to spend time with locals and observe their daily activities. Similarly, Mera Peak climbing offers breath-taking landscape and Himalayan Mountain views. 

Leaving the tree line behind, you ascend to the arctic zone and continue walking through ice, glaciers, and moraines. You reach the Mera Peak Base Camp and head to the High Camp. From here, you move towards the top of the peak. Our professional climbing guide assist you during the climbing period. He fixes the ropes whenever required and also give you basic climbing training. This peak invites all seasoned & amateur climbers who dare to dream & love taking up a challenge for that special sense of something achieved.

Because of the high-altitude journey, it is very important to gain elevation while adjusting your body with the altitude as you move further. We have professionally designed our Mera Peak climbing itinerary including ample rest days in between the days. Likewise, we also offer training on how to properly use the climbing gear while climbing. Go through our itinerary and departure dates to know more about the package. Feel free to let us know if you want any changes to the package.

We at Outfitter Himalaya Have some other peak climbing including Island Peak Climbing, Lobuche Peak Climbing and many other high passes trek such as Larke La Pass Manaslu Trek, Thorong La pass Annapurna Circuit Trek, Chola Pass Everest Trek, Everest high Passes Trek, Nar Phu Valley Trek with Pass, Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel

You get picked up by our airport representative from the airport terminal gate. He takes you to the hotel and briefs you about the day program. You have rest of the day to rest and gear yourself up for the upcoming adventure.

Day 2: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu

Today, you go on a guided sightseeing tour of many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You begin to tour early in the morning and visit the holy Pashupatinath Temple. From here, you explore Boudhnath Stupa and visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and monkey temple, all of these heritage sites showcase you the rich culture and precise architecture of ancient Nepali time. 

Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Chutanga

The day begins with a spectacular flight to Lukla from where you begin trekking. Upon landing at Lukla airport, you meet with other crew members who join you on the trek. The trail passes through many tiny hamlets and dense forests. You see many trails, therefore make sure to stick to the group to not get lost. You reach Chutanga passing by numerous streams.

Day 4: Trek from Chutanga to Zatrawala Pass to Zatrabok

The trail ascends steeply and crosses Zatrawala Pass. From the top of the pass, you can see stunning views of Himalayan Mountains like Kongde Ru, NumburHimal, Karolang Peak, and many others. The trail then moves along a flat path for half an hour and descends to Zatrabok.

Day 5: Trek from Zatrabok to Kothe

Today, you trek towards Kothe. After having breakfast, you steeply descend and pass through a lush forest of rhododendron & juniper. The trail offers beautiful views of Mera Peak, Nauleka Peak, and other mountains. 

Day 6: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak

After a quick breakfast, you trek along the bank of a river. The trail gradually ascends towards Thangnak. Enjoying superb views of Kusum Kanguru Peak and other Himalayan mountains, you are in the destination of the day. 

Day 7: Trek from Thangnak to Khare

The trail moves to the east and climbs to Khare. The trail passes by a moraine from where you get to observe the wonderful view of Sabai Tso glacial lake. Khare welcome you with a fantastic view of the north face of Mera peak and Mera glacier.

Day 8: Rest Day at Khare Acclimatization

Today is your rest day. As you have already gained significant elevation, it is very important to take a break and adjust your body before moving any further to avoid altitude sickness. You can explore the village and go on a short hike to a nearby area. 

Day 9: Trek from Khare to Base Camp

The trail gradually ascends to Mera base camp. Trekking on a steep path, you reach the crest of the glacier. From here, the path becomes flat and leads you to Mera La Pass (5,400 m). Looking over excellent views, you cross a few crevasses and reach the base camp.

Day 10: Trek from Base Camp to Mera Peak High Camp

You move towards the Mera high camp. From the base camp, it is a gradual ascend to the high camp on ice glacier. The trail offers stunning views of the many Himalayas like Mt. Everest, Mt. Baruntse, Kusum Kanguru, Mt. Makalu, etc. You also see magnificent views of Mera glacier on the way.

Day 11: Climb Mera Peak and return to Khare

This is a big day as you are touching the summit of Mera peak. Analyzing the weather, you begin ascending towards the summit. As you move further, you see the central summit appear above the head of a wide glacier flanked by two ridges. Climbing on an open snowfield, you cross crevasses. The route then swings south-east, eluding below and to the east of the left-hand ridge before turning back towards the main summit ridge of Mera.

There are three summits of Mera Peak, and you climb up to the highest one. Following a classic snow-ridge to just below the final wall that guards the top, you reach the top of Mera Peak. After soaking the breath-taking views from the top, you drop down to Khare for a night stay.

Day 12: Spare day in case of bad weather

This is an extra day; you have during the trek. This day come handy if you get stuck before or after climbing due to bad weather or any other reason. If everything goes as planned, then you can use this day as an extra day in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Trek from Khare to Kothe

From Kahre, you descend and pass by Tangnang. It is a small village. From here, you retrace the same path. Trekking through lush forests of fir, rhododendron, pine, juniper, etc, you reach Kothe. 

Day 14: Trek from Kothe to Zatrabok

After having breakfast, you leave Kothe and ascend on a steep path to Zatrabok. The trail passes through dense forests and small settlement areas. 

Day 15: Trek from Zatrabok to Chutanga

The trail moves to Chutanga. You ascend and several times before reaching Chutang. The trail involves forests and small villages along a rocky path. You get to see wonderful views while trekking. 

Day 16: Trek from Chutanga to Lukla

Trekking through lush forest, you descend to Lukla. On the way, you get to see views of NumburHimal, Karyolang Peak, and many other mountains. It is the same path as before. Upon reaching Lukla, you can celebrate the successful summit and enjoy your last day looking at the beautiful scenery. 

Day 17: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

After having the last breakfast of the trek, you fly back to Kathmandu. The flight short and scenic. Upon landing at the airport, you move to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you. You can relax and explore around.

Day 18: Leisure day in Kathmandu

This is another free day for you to use on trek if there is any delay or cancelation on flights to Lukla as it may happen sometimes due to bad weather in the mountain. Take your time to visit tourist sites and stroll on the vibrant streets of Thamel. Buy souvenirs to take back with yourself. If you want, we can also arrange a guided sightseeing tour for you. 

Day 19: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure

Today is your last day in Kathmandu. We transfer to the international airport for your final departure to your home or next destination.

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