On first arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal international airport, our staff and guide will receive with traditional welcome. A short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, on checking into your nice rooms. After getting refreshed from the jet-lag, join at the hotel lobby and at meeting room for trek briefing provided by our guide or leader. Information about the hotel, lodge on treks and camping with full details of trek and climbing routes, food and accommodation on treks. As well with do’s and don’ts with welcome group dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurants with local cultural program along with Nepali meals.
Morning after breakfast, the city / cultural guide will meet you at the hotel for tour around Kathmandu World Heritage Sites. As well visiting interesting places of
steeped with history and culture. After the tour back at the hotel, preparation for the trek and climb to Mera Peak.
Please note:If the flight to Lukla operates from Manthali airport, needs to depart from the hotel by mid-afternoon, after enjoying half day tour. To be on time at Ramechap, Manthali airport for next early morning flight to Lukla. Which is about 4-5 hour drive to Manthali town of Ramechap district.
Either from Kathmandu or flight from Manthali airport at Ramechap, transfer to the domestic airport, having early breakfast. The flight on a small aircraft of 25 to 30 minutes to land at Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary Airport. After getting organized and claiming the baggage, then start the walk, leaving the Lukla town.
A popular town due to the airport, where many treks to various adventure destination starts and ends; around Khumbu and Everest region.
From Lukla a pleasant walk of 4 hours to Chutanga, a small settlement amidst dense forest surrounding; lined with pines and rhododendron tree. A summer grazing pasture with few simple lodges for overnight comfort to enjoy first overnight in Khumbu.
Start the morning after a good breakfast, the route from Chutanga leads through for a short while. Then starts steep climb on rocky ledge slopes of few hours reaching atop a ridge of Naulekh or Kalo Himal. The high ridges forms the boundary between Hinku and Dudh Koshi River valleys, the mainstream with many nice villages. Enjoy the grand views of Lukla town and the runways with towering peaks of Numbur and Kongde peaks. From here a short climb over Zatwar-La pass at 4,700 m high, a long descent leads back to greenery at
Thuli-Kharka for overnight stop. A small isolated place with few simple huts serves as Tea-House and lodge, enjoy the first day around Hinku valley.
From Thuli-Kharka, starts the walk following a pleasant trail towards inner Hinku valley, walk leads with short ups and down. Enjoying the trek on gradual path entering dense woods of juniper, rhododendron, birch and pine trees.
After a glorious morning walk of more than 4-5 hours reaching another small areas at Kothey for overnight halt. Enjoy the comfort of a nice lodge with simple small rooms, however serves good basic foods.
Morning after breakfast, enjoy the day to a lovely areas and nice settlement at Thagnak. Walk leads with gradual up and short down amidst beautiful woodland and past several pasture field. As walk proceeds to a clearing reaching a lovely areas called Gondaishung as well Lungsumgba Gompa an interesting place with a small Buddhist shrine. This holy monuments of more than two centuries old, where in early days monks and priest stayed here to meditate. As well for retreats for several months in the harmony of pristine surrounding around this remote isolated Hinku valley.
From this pleasant spot a short walk to Thagnak, a nice small settlement with few simple stone huts. Serves as Tea-House and lodges with basic accommodation and foods varieties to enjoy for two overnight stops.
A perfect location with an ideal altitude for rest day, after continues walks having time for a leisure break. Enjoy the day relaxing, take a short hike and climb to a high ridge, overlooking views of Peak 41 and 43 towers high at 6,769 meters with glimpse of Mera Peak towards east. Afternoon at leisure and marvel the beautiful surroundings before heading towards Mera Peak base camp.
From Thagnak, enjoying a pleasant rest then start the walk towards our ultimate goal and destination for Mera Peak climb. The trail follows towards north east, as tree lines and vegetation drops, as walk leads to rocky moraine. Walk continues on rough rugged path for few hours heading towards the end of Hinku valley.
Slowly the route leads close to Charpatte Tal, a square shaped glacial pond dammed by rocks and boulders. From here with steep climb on rocky moraine, with short descent to Dig Kharka. The path leads across a big boulder strewn with high ridges to reach Khare. At Khare our Base Camp is set for the climb, a small areas amidst towering mountains. Located close on route Mera Peak summit, the actual base camp is bit further. Enjoy the afternoon checking the climbing gear for next day climb, and have a leisure day.
Having another free day at Khare to support acclimatization and full preparation for Mera Peak climb. Enjoy the day with practice and training use of ice-axe, crampons, our expert guide provides full detailed and information.
Providing and advice regarding the climbing routes and obstacles to follow for the big climb.
From the base camp at Khare, packing necessary gear just for the climb, normally most trekkers heads for the summit bid; from the base camp. But to be on the safe side, to make the ascent successful, best to have an extra High or Advance Camp. The route to High Camp climbing on rough rocky moraine faint path encountering ice and glaciers. Then finally ending the tough walk reaching a suitable flat ground to set our High Camp.
Rest of the day our guide and staff will check safe route for next early morning big day. Enjoy the afternoon having rest and saving energy for the final long climb to the summit of Mera Peak.
Rising early having breakfast with refreshing warm drinks, then start early morning for a long day adventure. Follow our guide, taking easy pace as climb leads to steep snowy slope all the way. The good sides of Mera Peak the climb leads to less technical difficulty more or straightforward. The only technical sections is avoiding deep crevasses, as climb progresses reaching on top Mera Peak. Stand on the highest trekking peaks of Nepal Himalayas, facing awesome panorama of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse. Includes views of majestic Ama Dablam, Baruntse and Chamlang Himal with Mt. Makalu, as far as Kanchenjunga towards east horizon.
After a rejoiceful triumph and exciting moments on top of Mera Peak, descent is made on the safe route. Reaching High Camp and then continue to Khare our base camp for overnight halt.
Enjoy the morning with leisure walks to Thagnak, after packing and collecting all the waste and garbage. Leaving nothing only your footprints, keeping the areas pristine as it was. Follow the same early route to Thagnak and back into green vegetation for overnight stop before Lukla.
From Thagnak onwards on the same pleasant trail amidst lovely dense tree line following nice path to Thuli Kharka. Enjoy the last overnight around hidden Hinku valley, before heading back to civilization.
The last climb of the adventure takes you to high ridges of Naulekh and over Zatwar-La pass. On leaving the tranquil surrounding of Hinku valley, start the morning walk with steep uphill. To reach Kalo Himal of Naulekh rocky ridges and traversing Zatwar-La Pass. Facing last views of Hinku valley towards north, a steep descent brings to Chutanga for last overnight around serene wilderness.
After a glorious morning with tough climb over Naulekh and Zatwar-La pass, morning walk on pleasant trail to Lukla. Walk across beautiful forest, and then reaching smaller hamlets and farm areas, then finally ending the wonderful trek reaching Lukla. Arriving in Lukla by lunch time and enjoy the lovely comfort in a nice lodge close to Tenzing and Hillary Airport. Afternoon with time to explore Lukla town and its market, catch glimpse of local Sherpa culture.
Enjoy the last overnight dinner, celebrating the successful trek and climb to the summit of Mera Peak.
Early morning transfer to Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary airport as the plane arrives either from Kathmandu or Ramechap. Board in the small aircraft of respective airlines for sweeping panoramic flight back to Kathmandu. Then get transferred to your hotel, with afternoon free at leisure.
If the flight lands at Manthali airport in the district of Ramechap, our staff transfer you into a vehicles. A drive of 4-5 hours brings you at the hotel in Kathmandu after a great adventure on Mera Peak Trek & Climb.
Enjoy an extra day in Kathmandu, we have reserved as contingency day in case of flight delay and cancellation. Due to unfavorable bad weather condition, if all goes well according to our itinerary days, have a great enjoyable day.
For individual activities or get into shopping spree, interested people can join for another interesting tour of other cities of Kathmandu valley. Sightseeing around Patan / Lalitpur or the famous Bhaktapur city Durbar Square, worth a visit.
After an enjoyable and most mesmerizing time in Nepal and around the Himalayas with Mera Peak Trek & Climb. As time for departure, our staff transfer you to international airport for flight homeward bound or to next port of call.
Mera Peak is the highest and as well a peak for all types of trekkers and climbers, from beginners to expert veteran mountaineers. The climbing grade is just F to PD means Facial Easy to Per Difficult, a straightforward peak to climb. It is less technical, but leads to strenuous climb to the summit. The downhill is quite tough and slippery, but having good climbing gear will make the adventure most easy.
Overall even though it is the highest but compared to other trekking peaks of Nepal is much easier of less technical effort.
On booking for all trekking peaks, including Mera Peak. Himalayan Forever Treks will send the list of climbing gear required for the climb. The list is attached below for all interested climbers, if in doubt please contact us.
But for Mera Peak being a less technical peak to climb requires minimum climbing gear like good climbing boots, ice-axe, crampons, and carabineer including helmets. The ropes and snow-bar will be provided by the company.
On major route around Khumbu and Everest region nearly all villages and settlements have hydroelectricity or solar power. But on Mera Peak there are no facilities of electricity, few lodges on route have solar power, but it is best to carry a portable solar panel. Which easily fits on top of your backpack, as it collects much sunlight during day walk. So that you can charge your electronic items at the camp. The only last place is at the lodge in Lukla, having the facility of hydro power and Internet services including WI-FI.
Mera Peak Climb leads to remote mountain wilderness, the lodges are available in all overnight stops all the way to Thagnak and Khare. But very basic with limited food menu, for the trek and climb to Mera Peak, the company will provide full camping services with excellent camping equipment, spacious two-man tents.
On this trek and climb, only few overnights in tented camp, which includes large dining tent as size of a group. Having toilet tent / screen, includes separate kitchen unit with expert chef, kitchen crews, camping staff with guide and strong porters. In the lodge provides simple food menu, but our guide and camping cook will carry additional supplementary food also.
While camping, the food are hygienically prepared in our kitchen tent cooked in kerosene of LPG (cooking gas) stoves. No firewood used, as we are committed to Responsible and Eco Tourism. Foods are well prepared served in the dining tent from Continental, Indian, Chinese, Tibetan and Nepali famous Dal Bhat and mild vegetable / meat items with various spicy pickles. Includes good breakfast and lunch, served hot and warm depending on the location of day walks and in camps.
In early days few group of trekkers and climbers seldom ventured, where all camping and foods needs to be carried for the whole trip. But at present Mera Peak and Hinku valley gradually picking up more visitors, and number of lodges has increased over the years. Due to the demand of trekkers and climbers the standard of local lodges are slowly getting better, than it used to be before last few decades.