Climb Mera Peak

Trek through Nepalese terrain and climb the tallest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera Peak (6476m). 17 days.

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Climb Mera Peak

Trek through Nepalese terrain and climb the tallest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera Peak (6476m). 17 days.

Here’s one is for the scrapbook - climb the tallest trekking peak in Nepal – Mera Peak (6476m). What makes this trip unique is the fantastic fusion of trekking and climbing it has to offer.

It may not be as demanding as some of the Himalayan peaks, but Mera Peak will set you a challenge nonetheless, and the majestic views that await you at the summit will only add to the satisfaction.

You have a high altitude to ascend during this trip; trekking through some of the most culturally rich Sherpa villages on route to the base of Mera Peak will ensure you are suitably acclimatised.

This climber’s dream trip includes:

  • 15 days of trekking
  • 3 days in Kathmandu
  • 12 nights of accommodation along the trek
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Climbing course
  • Flight from/to Lukla
  • Local, professional English-speaking climbing guide
  • Porter on 2:1 basis
  • All meals during the trek
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
  • Permits and entrance fees
  • All climbing and trekking equipment
  • Airport transfers

Perfect for:
This is no Sunday stroll but a true climbing expedition for keen climbers. You will be taught some of the required skills as you travel, but a high fitness level will be required.

What to Expect

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

You’ve arrived – Kathmandu (1400m). You’ll receive a warm welcome; not only from the planet’s highest peaks, but from your local host waiting to escort you to your hotel.

Once you are settled you will meet with your host again to discuss the itinerary of your days ahead. You can then explore a little of Kathmandu before retiring to your hotel room – an early night might be a good move.

Day 2: Get acclimatised and learn climbing techniques

Some rigorous acclimatisation will be needed to get you ready for climbing Mera Peak, so today you will be taken to a climbing hall in Kathmandu to learn some useful climbing techniques from the best in the business.

4 hours climbing

Day 3: Fly to Lukla to start your adventure

Today you will leave Kathmandu for a short 35-minutes flight to Lukla (2840m). As you can imagine, the breathtaking views of the Nepalese terrain and the Himalayan Mountains during this flight really are something to behold. Cameras at the ready.

You will now start your journey to Mera Peak, trekking East to Chutenga where you will set up camp for the night.

3-4 hours trekking

Day 4: Trek to Thuli Kharka

Fuel up with breakfast as today is the first big hike. You’ll climb uphill to the Zatrwa Og then transverse to the Zatrwa La (4600m). Marvel at the rolling foothills as you look over Hinku Valley before descending down to Thuli Kharka (4000m) where you will stay for the night.

5-6 hours trekking

Day 5: Trek to Mausam Kharka

An easier start today as you continue to descend on route to Mausam Kharka. Be sure to take a moment to look back at the pass you leave behind you and take in the view.

You’ll reach the vantage point of Hinku Valley, with the perfect view of the south face of Mera Peak. Continue on a pleasant trail through scented pine forests until you finally reach Mausam Kharka where you will camp for the night.

3-4 hours trekking

Day 6: Trek to Tagnag

Today you leave the forests behind and head north along the Drangka River through the widening valley. The pine trees are replaced by wildlife now as you walk past many pastures for goats, sheep, horses and yaks.

As the valley begins to narrow again you’ll know you’re getting close to Tagnag (4360m) where you will stay overnight in a local tea house.

5-6 hours trekking

Day 7: Get acclimatised at Tagnag

Today is the day before the real work begins, so spend the day in the beautiful surroundings Tagnag has to offer and use this as an opportunity to acclimatise in preparation for the adventure ahead.

Day 8: Trek to Khare

As you’re gradually still getting used to the altitude, today’s trek is slow and on a relatively easy route. Before you begin a slight descent, look over the glacial Charpati Lake from the highest point in today’s trek – it’s a sight you are unlikely to ever forget.

The trail will then descend, taking you down into Khare (5000m) where you will stay overnight.

4-5 hours trekking

Day 9: Ice climbing lessons around Khare

As the main climb grows ever closer, today is another preparation day. You’ll learn some essential ice climbing skills to ready you for climbing the summit of Mera. Some of today will also be spent hiking around Khare to aid acclimatisation.

Day 10: Mera High Camp

In less than a two-hour walk from Khare, you’ll reach the lower tongue of the Mera Glacier; crampons at the ready as you will now climb the 30-35 degree acclivity, layered with ice and snow, until you reach the plateau that leads to Mera La Pass. From here you will head to camp for the night underneath the Mera Peak (5800m).

5-6 hours trekking

Day 11: Mera Summit

The day has arrived – you will climb to the summit of Mera Peak. Don’t worry if the anticipation is too much to handle, you’ll get started before dawn (as early as 2am and no later than 5am). You’ll aim to reach the summit by midday but of course this will depend heavily on the weather.

As dawn gives way to the morning sunlight, you’ll see the incredible view of five of the world’s six largest mountains, including Mt. Everest.

With an experienced team by your side you will reach the summit (6476m); the view that welcomes you is indescribable, along with your sense of pride and satisfaction – you did it.

Weather permitting you will return to Khare for your overnight stay. Early night anyone?

approx. 6 hours climbing to the summit

Day 12: Spare summit attempt

As with any adventure like this, various external factors can stand between you and the Mera Peak summit. We want for no one to go home disappointed, so for this reason, the itinerary on this trip allows a spare day should your first climbing attempt fail. However, if all goes well on the first climb attempt, you will continue with the planned itinerary.

Day 13: Return to Gothey

‘Descend’ is likely to be a word you will welcome today and that’s just what you’ll do. You’ll take a steady trek down the Hinku Valley to enjoy a relaxing evening of celebration at your camp in Gothey (3600m).

Day 14: Trek to Thuli Kharka

Today you’ll continue the trip home, leaving Gothey to head to Thuli Kharka (4250m) where you will spend your night.

Day 15: Trek to Lukla

It’s the last day of the trek. You’ll climb a few hundred metres to the top of Zatrwa La (4600), and then conclude the trek by descending down into Lukla village, where you will spend your evening in a local tea house.

Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu

In symmetry to the beginning of your trip, today you’ll take the short flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (1400m). You’ll be collected by private transfer and taken back to your hotel from where you can spend the rest of the day as you wish; shopping, visiting classic sights, or simply relaxing and re-living the unforgettable achievement of reaching the Mera Peak summit.

You’ll stay one last night in Kathmandu before your journey home, or on to your next adventure.

Day 17: Your last day in Nepal

This is your last day in Nepal for you to spend as you wish. You’ll be collected from your hotel and taken to the airport for your onward flight home.

Note: The actual itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions, forecasts and road conditions, etc.

Accommodation

Generally, most adventures to Nepal are based in remote areas where the accommodation will be basic. There are different star hotels available in the city area but during the trek, you will be staying at tea houses. They have dorm rooms, shared toilets and common areas. There’s no heating, so you need a sleeping bag. WiFi is often available for a small cost, and many places offer hot showers for a small surcharge. When you’re reaching a higher altitude of this trip, you will at times stay in tented camps that provide sufficient shelter for the conditions up there.

Dates & Prices

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

Optional Extras

Make your life easy. Once you have reserved your space, your host can help you arrange the extras you’ll need. Here are some guide prices which can be confirmed with you during booking.

Upgrade to KGH Hotel in Kathmandu Payable Before Departure
Upgrade to KGH Hotel in Kathmandu £20.00
Additional Day of Sightseeing in Kathmandu Payable Before Departure
Additional Day of Sightseeing in Kathmandu £65.00
Additional Night in Kathmandu Payable Before Departure
Additional Night in Pokhara £30.00
Additional Night in Kathmandu £25.00
Transfer Kathmandu - Pokhara Payable Before Departure
Flight ( 35min, incredibly scenic) £100.00
Private Vehicle (offers the most flexibiity) £55.00

Trip Photos

Location

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Mera Peak is the tallest trekking peak in Nepal. Located in the Hinku Valley of the Sagarmatha region of Nepal, the highest point of this peak is a challenging 6,476m. Mera Peak gives you a unique fusion of trekking and peak climbing.

As you climb to the summit, Mera Peak offers views of five of the world’s six highest mountains, including Everest.

Visiting Kathmandu will be a pupil-dilating experience. Regarded by some as one enormous art gallery of architecture and museum of religion, you’ll be blown away by some of the finest wood-carvings and stone sculpted temples. Be sure to enjoy a bit of shopping during your time here, as this will be an experience in itself.

Start point?
You’ll arrive in Kathmandu, a city famed for its historical sights and bustling city centre.Your host will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Aiport (KTM) at any time of the day to be transferred to your hotel.

Finish point?
Your host can either drop you off at your hotel in Kathmandu or transfer you back to the airport.

Getting there and away?
Kathmandu is accessible via the Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Book whichever flight suits you best. Your host will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances such as erupting Icelandic volcanoes, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Flights to/from Kathmandu
  • Nepal visa
  • Meals in Kathmandu except for your welcome and farewell evening meals
  • Refreshments/beverages during the trek
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for your guides (optional)

This trip will run with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 8

Sure can. A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

This trek is classified as adventurous to strenuous, suitable for those with a good fitness level. Climbing lessons will be given, including ice climbing lessons.

Mid October to the end of November is the classic trekking season in Nepal. It is famed for clear skies and fantastic weather. At 3800m an average night time temperature is -4˚C and average daytime temperature is 10˚C. This drops with altitude and at our high camp temperatures may be as low as -3˚C.

Nepal has a huge variety of different foods. Your guide will help you experience the vast array of foods available but ultimately you can pick what you like at a variety of prices. We recommend trying the Dal Bhat - a spiced mixture of lentils and rice - as it is the traditional Nepali day-to-day dish (not to mention it’s extremely healthy and affordable.)

  • Climbing permit/TIMS Card
  • Necessary climbing gears
  • Down jacket and sleeping bags while on trekking (upon request) - rated to -15 degree Celsius
  • One duffle bag and t-shirt
  • Trekking Map and Adventure Certificate
  • Group medical kit box
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company)

Absolutely, just make a request when booking.

Our adventures are very social in nature and we’ve seen lots of new friendships born out of them. Expect a mix of solo travellers and very small groups, all with a shared appreciation of escaping the city for the great outdoors to try something new and meet new people.

You will be provided with a local English-speaking guide, private vehicle and all of the entry fees to the sites and attractions.

The tour includes: - The Swayambhunath, a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site; - The Pashupatinath Temple, one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for the devotees of Shiva; - Kathmandu Durbar Square which lies in front of the royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom; - The historical Bhaktapur monument.

Your host recommends to pack the following:

  • 1 pair rucksack/backpacks
  • 2 pair lightweight trousers
  • Sunglasses
  • 1 small daypack (20-30l)
  • Trainers
  • Money belt
  • Sunhat / warm hat
  • Mosquito repellent
  • 1 Torch / flashlight
  • 1 Swiss army knife
  • 1 Swimming costume
  • 1 pair shorts
  • Underwear (including thermals)
  • Personal medication / first aid kit
  • 1 Washing kit
  • 1 pair of strong walked-in mountain boots
  • 1 four-season sleeping bag (comfortable to -15c)
  • 1 down jacket / All-weather anorak
  • 1 water bottles (1 ltr.)
  • 1 pair waterproof gaiters / over trousers
  • 1 Inner sleeping sheet
  • 1 Medium sized towel
  • 1 Fleece/warm sweater
  • 1 Sweatshirt/light sweater
  • 2 Long sleeve cotton or (polypropylene) shirts
  • Warm waterproof gloves
  • 3 Pair heavy wool sock, 2 pairs light socks
  • Cotton headscarf/bandana
  • Waterproof pack cover
  • Sunblock / lotions
  • Water purifying tablets (if you don’t want to buy bottled water)

Start point?
You’ll arrive in Kathmandu, a city famed for its historical sights and bustling city centre.Your host will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Aiport (KTM) at any time of the day to be transferred to your hotel.

Finish point?
Your host can either drop you off at your hotel in Kathmandu or transfer you back to the airport.

Getting there and away?
Kathmandu is accessible via the Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Book whichever flight suits you best. Your host will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances such as erupting Icelandic volcanoes, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

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