Mera peak climbing is an incredible climbing experience that takes us to the end of the Hinku valley in the Everest region of Nepal. It is a rewarding trek that offers some astounding views of frozen lakes, hanging glaciers, and icefalls. As you follow the trail to Mera peak, you will be showered with some stunning views of mountains and valleys in the surrounding. Five out of the six highest peaks of the world are visible during this journey, so analyze the fruitfulness of this trek! To summit the Mera peak, we cross the Hinku valley, which is one of the isolated sections of the region with high sky dominating mountains in all directions.
It is a rare chance to venture into some untouched and un-spoilt sections in the Everest region of Nepal. The summit of the peak offers some gorgeous views of mountains that rise above eight thousand meters. It is truly a magical experience to get some closeup views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Cho-Oyu all at once. Mera Peak climbing is specially designed for those who would like to opt for some challenging climbs that require technical climbing. It is best suited for a climber with previous climbing experience. One should be physically fit with some level of endurance capacity to accomplish the climb. We have carefully designed the trek and have separated enough time for acclimatization, which is a must for a successful climb up the higher elevation regions.
The journey of Mera peak climbing starts from the vibrancy of the capital city – Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, we take a flight that will take us to Lukla. From Lukla, we follow a path towards Hongu and Hinku valleys. The trail goes through some untouched and un-spoilt sections of the region. We pass lush forests, rivers, ridges, and alpine pastures on the way to the Mera Base Camp in Hinku valley. From Hinku valley, the trail climbs up to the Hongsu basin, which is an opportunity to experience the mountainous wilderness. The massive moraines, icefalls, glacial lakes, and spectacular peaks of towering mountains make Mera Peak climbing one of the best climbing experiences in Nepal.
Mera peak is officially the highest trekking peak amongst all the trekking peaks available for climbing in Nepal. As the trail takes you to summit the peak, you will be blessed with some magnificent natural landscapes. One can have the best views of Mt. Everest, along with other towering mountains in the region. The journey also offers an opportunity to get a rare glimpse of a watershed, wild Himalayan animals and wild nature as you step forward within the pristine, tranquil, and sophisticated Himalayan landscape. So, are you ready to set out for this journey? World Alpine Treks organizes a well-planned trip to Mera peak! Our professional staff and professional management team will help you have some best time within the natural fantasies of mother nature.
The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance if any at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel at Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.
The second day is a day tour just to warm up prior to your trekking journey. Kathmandu is a city enriched with artistic palaces, beautiful monuments, ancient temples and other constructions of historical and cultural importance. No wonder, the city has seven out of ten UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Today, you will be guided to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. These heritages are perfect examples of rich history, fine culture and architectural treasures of Nepal. At first, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The art, crafts, and carvings in the palaces, temples and other monuments of the durbar square are excellent. After that, you will be escorted to Swayambhunath stupa (Monkey temple), Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa respectively. (Inclusive of breakfast)
The third day, you will be headed to the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan airport for a flight to Lukla. The flight to Lukla in itself is an enriching experience where you will be able to enjoy some wonderful views of mountains. As you land in Lukla, you will meet our other crew members at the airport. From Lukla, we begin our trek to Paiyan. We follow a forested trail; cross a bridge over HandiKhola and walk ahead to Surke village. From Surke village, we take a path to the south and cross Chutok La pass to descend down to the settlement of Paiyan. We stay at Paiyan for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
After breakfast, we start walking down until we come across a small wooden bridge. We cross the bridge and move ahead along a slippery trail to Kari La pass. We cross the pass and continue walking towards a village. As we walk pass the village, we ascend up through a narrow mountain trail full of rhododendron and bamboo forests. the trail offers some stunning views of the Dudhkoshi river and DudhKundaHimal. We continue through this amazing trail until we reach the beautiful views of Panggom village. We stay at Panggom for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Leaving Panggom, we follow a trail that descends down along a rock-strewn path to a forested area full of rhododendron forests. As we walk through the trail, we come across mani walls, hills, ridges and teahouses. We stop at a settlement area midway for lunch and start descending down near a village nearby. During our descent, we will be blessed with some striking views of the south face of Mera Peak and Naulekh Peak. The trail descends down steep along a zigzag path through a forested area. We continue through the trail until we reach the village of Nigmsa. We stay at Nigmsa for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
From Nigmsa, we climb up steep via a sloppy trail that narrows down like a typical mountain trail. The path being narrow and slippery is complicated to walk. Though tough, we walk through the beautiful forests of rhododendron and bamboo and continue along a landslide-prone area to descend down to a stream. We enjoy our lunch by the side of the stream and start walking up through a forested area. If lucky, we may encounter some wild Himalayan species within those jungles. We continue our trail up and descend down a bit to reach the bank of Chetrakhola. In the bank of the river, we can see a nice stone cave. We set up our camps near the cave and stay there for the night. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
We start our day with breakfast along with a pristine environment near the river back full of mountain views. After breakfast, we start walking up towards a ridge of Hinku valley. We follow a trail along the forested area towards the ridge. The ridge offers some outstanding views of mountains, valleys, forests, and mountainous beauty. The ridge is also considered as a vantage point to observe some mesmerizing views of Mera peak. From the ridge, we walk towards Kothe, our stopping point. Tonight, we stay at tented camps in Kothe. (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Leaving Kothe, we follow a trail along the ridge of HinkuKhola. As we walk pass the trail, we will be blessed with some classic views of Mera Peak in the backdrop. The trail for the day goes along the shadows of Mera peak. We stop at Gondishung for lunch. Gondisung is a summer settlement of the herders that lies in the western bank of HinkuDrangka. As we leave Golsishung, we come across a 200 years old gompa - Lungsumgbagompa. Here, in this gompa, we can find Mera peak scripted in a rock. We take blessings from almighty and move forward enjoying some classic views of the surrounding area. A short walk from the gompa will take us to Tangnang. Tonight, at the tented camps in Tangnang(Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
As we have already gained much height, acclimatization becomes a must at this point of time. Therefore, we have this day for acclimatization purposes. The basic concept of acclimatization is to gain height and return back to the same level to help your mind and body cope with rising elevation. Therefore, today, after breakfast, we hike up the CharpateHimal glacier. It’s around three hours hike up from Tangnang. CharpateHimal is a holy Himal for people from the Sherpa community. The mountain is worshipped by the traditional Sherpa people. After getting some closeup views of Mera peak from the glacier, we return back to Tangnang for the night. Tonight, at the tented camps in Tangnang(Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
After breakfast at Tangnang, we follow a trail through the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier. We move ahead until we open up to Dig Kharka, a grassland that offers some stunning views of CharpateHimal. From the Kharka, the trail climbs up through the moraines to the snout of HinkuNup and Shar glacier. Further, the trail climbs up steep to Khare. From Khare, we can enjoy some amazing views of Mera Peak. Tonight at tented camps in Khare(Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Leaving Khare, we climb up through a boulder-strewn trail to Mera Base Camp. It’s a steep climb up for around two to three hours. As we reach the base camp, our team will set up the camps. Meanwhile, you can learn some climbing techniques from the climbing leader. You can practice the use of ropes and axe that would be helpful for your climb ahead. For the rest of the time, you can rest at the base camp enjoying some eye-catching views of mountains. Tonight at tented camps in Mera Base Camp (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Today, we follow a route that takes us to Mera High Camp. We climb up to Mera La; cross the pass and continue walking along a rock-strewn course for around two hours to Mera High Camp. the high camp lies o the top of a rock band that is marked by a large cairn. We set up our camps here and enjoy our time in the high camp admiring the glorious views of the sunset amidst the sky dominating mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Chamlang, Mt. Baruntse, etc. Tonight at tented camps in Mera High Camp (Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Today is the most important day of our climbing journey as we head towards the summit of Mera peak. We start very early in the morning so that we can accomplish our climb till noon. Generally, at high altitude, the weather may get unfavorable due to harsh winds and breezes. We follow the ropes and routes followed by our climbing leader. Finally, we climb up to the peak. From the top, we will be rewarded with some incredible views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Nuptse, Chamlang, Mt. AmaDablam and other mountains in the region. Finally, we descend down to high camp and then to Khare. It’s truly a rewarding day of our entire journey. Tonight, at tented camps in Khare(Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
It’s an extra day set aside for any contingency situations. In case, we couldn’t reach the peak for whatsoever reason like unfavorable weather or any other, we can utilize this day for climbing purposes. It’s just an extra day set aside for any probable situations.
After a successful accomplishment of a climb up to Mera Peak, we set out for our descending journey. Today, we descend down to Hinku valley and then march towards Kothe. The trail we pass through will be blessed with some incredible views of mountains and mountainous terrain. Slowly and gradually, we walk back leaving the Mera peak behind us. Tonight, at tented camps in Kothe(Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Leaving Kothe, we climb up through the lush forests of rhododendron to the western side of Hinku valley towards ThuliKharka. It’s a pleasing day walk along with the lush forests of red rhododendron with some admirable views of mountains on sight. We continue through the trail until we open up into vast grassland called ThuliKharka. From the Kharka, we will be blessed with some undisturbed views of Meaks peaks. Tonight, at tented camps in ThuliKharka(Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Early in the morning, after breakfast in the pristine environment of ThuliKharka, we follow a trail that climbs up to Zatrwa La pass. We cross the pass enjoying some astounding views of Lukla valley and mountains like Cho-Oyu peak, Kongde peak, NumburHimal, Kusum Kanguru and many other mountains. After crossing the pass, we descend down to Chutanga and walk straight along an easy path to Lukla. Today is our final night in the Everest region, so we can enjoy for our accomplishments. Tonight, enjoy at a guesthouse in Lukla(Inclusive of Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Finally, it’s time for us to head back to Kathmandu. We take an early flight that will fly us back to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, a representative from our team will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. After few hectic days of trek, you can finally rest at your room in Kathmandu. Enjoy your time on your own. Tonight, at a hotel in Kathmandu (Inclusive of Breakfast)
After eighteen days long journey, today is a free day in Kathmandu. You have two options for the day – you can either explore some unexplored UNESCO listed heritage sites around Kathmandu or go to the shopping malls for shopping. You can also collect some souvenirs for your family and friends back home. (Inclusive of Breakfast)
Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast)