Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. It is situated on the edge of the famous Khumbu Region, which is dominated by Mount Everest. Although very high, Mera is a straightforward climb and is frequently ascended by groups and individuals whose only climbing qualifications are that they are fit and have an out-going sense of adventure.
The trek take us south from the airstrip at Lukla, trekking through beautiful forested hillsides and over several passes before climbing up to the Mera La. After the climb, we descend directly to Lukla.
The Mera Expedition is a high-altitude trek and climb and participants need to be fit and conversant with the use of an ice-axe and crampons. Instruction in the use of these will be given at our base camp near the Mera La if required. In good conditions it is possible for a fit party to reach the summit and return to base camp in one day. This is a rewarding experience as it provides glorious views of Nepal and a vista that takes in Kangchenjunga and Makalu to the east and Everest appearing over the massive southern aspect of Nuptse and Lhotse to the north. To the west stand the spires of Ama Dablam and Kang Taiga and in the distance is the mighty bastion of Cho Oyu. This is a fine panorama of many of the world’s highest peaks.
Sector: Everest region
Route : Chola Pass with Everest base camp trek.
Duration: 20 days
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
Maximum Altitude : 6255m
Best Season: March-December
Group Size: 2
Trek Start/End: LUKLA / LUKLA
Trekking Hours: 5-7 per day
Note: The above itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday at your request to accommodate of specific requirements.
|Day 1||Arrival in Kathmandu (1345meters). Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu and will be displaying with DOLPA ADVENTURE TREKS AND TOURS signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel . Overnight in Kathmandu.|
|Day 2||Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley : Optional In the morning of after breakfast at around 8 am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your tour in Nepal. After the meeting and a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 9:45am. Sightseeing places will be : Pashupatinath, Boudhnath, Swoyambhunath stupa and Kathmandu durbar square. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. The rest of your time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.|
|Day 3||Fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Chutok (2800 meters) 3 hours. An early morning start takes us to Tribhuwan international Airport in Kathmandu for the 35 minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2804meters. On arrival at the airport our guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards up to the Chutok La pass at 2945meters and over night at Chutok at elevation of 2800meters. Overnight at Chutok.|
|Day 4||Chutok trek to Col Khari La (3081 meters) to Pangkongma (2950 meters) 6 hours. After the pass of Col Khari La the trail carries along mountain sides through the Khari Khola valley to set up camp in Pangkongma. Overnight at Pangkongma.|
|Day 5||Pangkongma trek to Kurke (3800meters) 5 hours. A magnificent route via mountain crests through rocky and wild landscapes. Passing through and enjoying the splendid panorama of wooded regions below us. Overnight at Kurke.|
|Day 6||Kurke trek to Thuli Kharka (4200meters) 6 hours. Today we climb up to a pass at 4400meters and descend towards Thuli Karkha, which mean "vast pasture". Overnight at Thuli Kharka.|
|Day 7||Thuli Kharka trek to Khothe (3600 meters) 5 hours. We descend on hillsides, by pleasant meadows and lower down through forests of blue Himalayan pines and rhododendrons. Beautiful views of the south side of Mera Peak. Overnight at Khothe.|
|Day 8||Khothe trek to Tangnag (4350meters) 6 hours. We climb up the Hinku valley through summer pastures, near Lungsamba the valley narrows wedged between the Kusum Kangru 6369 meters and the west summit of Mera Peak 6255 meters. Overnight at Tangnag.|
|Day 9||Acclimatization and Rest day at Tangnag. Spending a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. Overnight at Tangnag.|
|Day 10||Tangnag trek to Khare (4900meters) 4 hours. Climb up along the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier, providing interesting views of the Mera Peak. Overnight at Khare.|
|Day 11||Trek to Mera La (5415meters) and Base Camp (5300m) 5 hours. Progressing along the snowy glacier, we approach the pass the slope becomes steep. Overnight at Base Camp.|
|Day 12||Climb Base Camp to High Camp (5800meters) 5 hours. One of the best parts of the trek. Stunning panoramas of giant mountains rising above 7000meters, among the highest on earth: Chamlang (7290meters), Makalu (8475meters) and Baruntse (7220meters) to the east, Everest (8848meters), Lhotse (8501meters) and Nuptse to the north. Continuing westward the peaks of Ama Dablam, Cho Oyo (8153meters) and Kantega fill our view. Overnight at High Camp.|
|Day 13||Summit to Mera peak (6654meters) and then return to Khare (4900meters) 10 hours. Start early in the morning depending on the weather condition. Overnight at Khare.|
|Day 14||Spare day in case of bad weather. Overnight at Khare.|
|Day 15||Khare trek to Khothe (3600 meters). 6 hours. Leaving the mountains behind us our descent takes us through Tangnag before continuing back to Khothey 3600meters. Overnight at Kothe.|
|Day 16||Khothe trek to Thuli Kharka(4200 meters) 6 hours. Our trek Descends back the same way. overnight at Thuli Kharka.|
|Day 17||Thuli Kharka trek to Lukla (2804 meters) 7 hours. Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the town. Overnight at Lukla.|
|Day 18||Flight back to Kathmandu. On the scenic thirty-five minute flight back to Kathmandu, you’ll enjoy a last glimpse of the mountains you have recently climbed. O/N in Kathmandu|
|Day 19||Free day in Kathmandu. Today, Pax have their own free time in Kathmandu for their final shopping and packing. O/N in Kathmandu|
|Day 20||Departure to final destination. Morning time is free in Kathmandu and afternoon will transfer to airport for the final destination.|