Nepal Adventure Team representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to welcome you to Nepal. You will be drop at your hotel where you can relax from your long flight. Welcome Dinner is arranged by Nepal Adventure Team. Dinner is accompanied by cultural performance and has typical Nepali cuisine.
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
Day 2 Preparation and Trip Briefing (Option for Sightseeing)
This day is listed in the itinerary such that you be adjusted to the environment, prepare for the long trek as well as visit a few of the marvelous cultural artifacts of Kathmandu Valley. You will be checking the types of equipment required for climbing and hire/ buy the things that you have missed to bring. On the other hand, you can visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Kathmandu Valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Temple.
Day 3 Fly to Lukla and Trek to Chhutang (3020m) – 3/4 Hours
An early morning flight is booked for Lukla. During the flight, you will have the panoramic scene of mountains, hills, and valleys. You will land in Lukla within 30 minutes and will begin to trek for Mera peak Climbing. You will receive a Local Area Permit from the local authority to explore further. On this day, you will be staying at Chhutang village. Chhutang village is towards the east of Lukla. You will pass a small market of Lukla including trekking goods, banks, cafes, money exchange counter. Along the way to Chhutang, you will watch several small Sherpa settlements scattered in the hills. Undoubtedly, the trail is decorated with Buddhist Mani walls, mani stones, prayer wheels, and prayer flags. Followed by rhododendron and pine forest, you will walk on a sound path surrounded by trees. The trail is just below the Kalo Himal; Ridge and due to the lush jungle trail might be confusing for you. However, our guide will lead you to the 1st village of the Mera Peak Climbing route.
Day 4 Trek to Thuli Kharka (3900m/12,795 ft) via Zatrawa La (4610m/15,088 ft) Pass – 5/6 Hours
After a warmer stay and breakfast at Chhutang, you will proceed for your today’s next stay at Thuli Kharka. You will face the first strenuous climb of the Mera Peak Climbing journey as you have to put much effort to pass Zatrawa La Pass at 4610m / 15,088 ft elevation. While passing Zatrawa La (La means pass in the Tibetan Language), you can enjoy the picturesque and heartwarming view of Kongdi Ri, Karyolang Peak, Lumding Himal, and many others snowcapped peaks.
Then, you will descend towards Thuli Kharka via Chatter. You will walk through yak pastures and encounter yak grazing around. The amazing views will be energizing you to reach Thuli Kharka village, an overnight stop for the day.
Day 5 Trek to Kothe (4095m/ 13,435 ft) – 5 Hours
Today’s trail will lead us to Hinku Valley, Khumbu region by crossing the Hinku River. Overall, the path is a combination of both uphill and downhill walks enriched with rhododendrons, pines, oak, and juniper trees. As you enter the Hinku Valley, you will have the 1st sight of your ultimate destination, Mera Peak along with other snowcapped peaks complimenting the Everest Region. Again, you will walk steep downhill to reach the Hinku river where Kothe village lies uphill away from the Bank of Hinku. Kothe is located on the west side of Hinku Valley filled with wilderness and tranquility.
Day 6 Kothe to Thangnak (4326m/ 14,189 ft ) – 5 Hours
Thangnak is the spot for the night stay and it will be lead by the Hinku riverbed. Following the trails through the Hinku riverbed, you will pass Gondishung village along with a century-old Buddhist Gumpa/ Stupa named Lungsumgba Gumpa. People believe that lighting at the shrine of Gompa makes Mera Peak Climbing successful. You will also find rock art that depicts the picture of Mera Peak. Comparatively, the trail is quite easier with majestic and pleasing views of the surrounding. Your night will be calm and cozy in the environment of Thangnak. Thangnak is a pasture where locals graze their yak, especially during summer.
Day 7 Acclimatization day at Thangnak (4326m/ 14,189 ft)
For the healthy ascending of Mera Peak, an additional acclimatization day is a schedule in the Mera peak Climbing itinerary by Nepal Adventure Team. The major aspects required for Mera Peak Climbing are acclimatization and stamina. So, focusing on those aspects, our guide will lead you to some short hikes around Thangnak as well as additional hours of rest. This day will revive your energize and enable your body to cope with high altitude.
Day 8 Trek to Khare from Thangnak (5045m) 6 Hours
After two nights of stay at Thangnak, you will be heading towards Khare where you will again have 2 nights' stay. This climb will a bit difficult as you will go over lateral moraine trails towards Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. The moraine will be from Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka and the trail is just in front of Charpate Himal(peak). The path through glaciers is always tough and rough. The steep climb of 2-3 hours ends at Khare. The harder trail to Khare supplies you with an elegant Northern view of Mera Peak.
Day 9 Acclimatization day at Khare (5045m/ 16552ft)
After acclimatization day at Thangnak at (4326 m/ 14,189 ft), you will have another acclimatization day at Khare with an elevation of 5045m/ 16552ft. Since altitude sickness is prone to any person traveling at an altitude above 5000m and Mera Peak has an altitude above 6000m. On this day, you will be exploring and hiking around which will warm up as well as aid you in coping with thin air.
Day 10 Trek to Mera Peak High Camp (5700m/ 18,696 ft) – 6-7 Hours
After breakfast, you will be heading for Mera Peak High Camp and you will be camping. You do not need to worry about camping as our team will set up the tent and the entire necessary thing required for your comfortable stay. However, this day is tough and technically demanding as you will be through the steep way of Mera Glacier. You will top the Mera Glacier to reach Mera Base Camp. Then, head through Mera La pass to reach Mera Peak High Camp which steeper and harder. But this trail will train you for the next day, the day of summiting Mera Peak. At Mera Peak High Camp, breathtaking scenes of mountains as Everest, Nuptse, Baruntse, Chamlang, Makalu, and several other mountains are visible. The long day is tiring yet pleasing due to the views and closeness to Mera peak. You need to take rest as early as possible, as you will ascend Mera Peak very early.
Day 11 Summit Mera Peak (6,476m /21,247 ft) and return to Khare via Mera Camp (5045m/ 16552ft)
You will have breakfast and begin the Mera Peak Summit at around 1:00 AM. As mentioned earlier, the path is longer rather than difficult. Mera Peak summit receives strong winds after 12 pm so it’s just to start early and return early for safety purposes. Our experienced guides and Sherpa will direct you to a successful summit. As you reach the top of Mera Peak, you will be mesmerized with the views, mountains, and those 5 highest mountains on earth: Mt. Everest, 8848m, Mt. Lhotse, 8516m, Mt. Cho Oyu, 8201m, Mt. Makalu, 8463m, and Mt. Kanchenjunga, 8586m. Capture the moments and memories to cherish now and then. After a successful summit of Mera Peak, you will head towards Khare for an overnight stay. Since downhill walk will be much easier so you will be passing Mera High Camp, Mera La, Mera Glacier, Mera Base Camp, and directly settle at Khare.
Day 12 Extra / Additional Day
An additional day is separated for any contingency. This day can be utilized to mitigate any delay, emergency in health, an emergency due to weather, and like cases.
Day 13 Trek to Kothe from Khare – 6 Hours
From Khare, you will directly stay at Kothe bypassing Thangnak village as Kothe is achievable. On this day, you will enjoy the view of Mera peak for the last time during this journey. Additionally, you will pass glaciers and the Hinku riverbed. Then, a warm stay at Kothe after the chilliness felt at Mera Peak.
Day 14 Trek to Thuli Kharka from Kothe – 5 Hours
This day won’t be the same as the earlier day as you will be moving to a lower altitude yet you will have to trek uphill. You will be leaving Hinku Valley behind and walk through the lush jungle of pines, rhododendrons, oak. By crossing the Hinku river, you got closer to Thuli Kharka and farther from Hinku Valley. If you have not got enough of the mountains, you can enjoy it more from Thuli Kharka. Thuli Kharkha hosts a vigilant show of Mera Central and its other faces.
Day 15 Trek to Lukla from Thuli Kharka via Chhutang, 6/7 Hours
Today is the last day of your trek for Mera Peak Climbing as you will land in Lukla and fly to Kathmandu on the next day. You will pass by the villages as Chatter and Chhutang to reach Lukla. Additionally, you will cross the Zatrawa La Pass at 4610m / 15,088 ft elevation which will be quite tough. However, the view of Kongdi Ri, Karyolang Peak, Lumding Himal, and many other peaks will entertain you throughout your walk. It will be a strenuous downhill walk towards Lukla. But the cool and cozy stay Lukla will call up all your lost energy.
Day 16 Fly back to Kathmandu
An early morning flight to Kathmandu is arranged. It’s time for you to bid goodbyes to Everest Region, Sherpa settlements, hills, ridges, tranquility, and mountains. Within 25minutes, you will enter the bustling and active city of Kathmandu from the calm Himalayan area. Our team will drop you at the hotel. You can rest, relax or roam around. Further, Nepal Adventure Team offers you, Farewell Dinner, for your beautiful journey ahead as well as celebrate your wonderful summit to Mera Peak.
Day 17 Finale DepartureAs per your flight schedule, we will drop you at the airport with the hope to serve you in days ahead. We also hope you will utilize your climbing skills developed and learned from Mera Peak Climbing in other Nepal Peak Climbing journeys.