Mera Peak (6654m) is the highest permitted trekking) peak of Nepal. It is to the south Everest and dominates the watershed between the heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Dragkas.
The route used then is still the standard route. There are many other routes to the peak, but none of them are easy some of them require crossing very high and difficult passes. This leads to a true mountaineering experience. In the end, all the efforts and hard work is paid off with the spectacular scenery as Mera provides one of the finest viewpoints in Nepal.
Mera peak offers a panoramic view of Chanlang, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Baruntse in the east and the peaks of Cho-oyu, Amadablum and Kangtega to the west. Everest can be viewed in the north over the massie unclimbed south face of Lhotse and the Nuptse/Lhotse ridge under favourable conditions, it is possible to the peak and descend back on the same day.
Though the ascent doesn’t involve more technicalities from a short pitch unto the summit dome, we still use a rope to avoid crevasses. This is a quite a long day. We come back to Lulka over the Zatra La. You will come to notice stunning view of the south face of the Mera peak while returning. You can’t stop appreciating yourself for this achievement
Why Climbing Mera Peak with Annapurna Foothills Treks
Experience: Annapurna Foothills Treks has the revered team of outstanding mountaineers, instructors and cultural enthusiast. Climbing and trekking in the Himalayan region requires staffs with expertise in the related field. The passionate staffs are also equally crucial to add the profound richness in the expedition. We feel proud to say that our staffs are passionate to their chosen profession. Thus, our expertise in this region is simply unsurpassed. We have been working in this field for the last four years now. Since then, we are running expeditions consistently every year. We are quite familiar with the region, combined with our expertise and knowledge.
Guides: The success of every company hugely depends on the team. We have a small and selected group of highly experienced guides. We feel proud to have such staffs wit us. Our guides are Himalayan veterans. They are born and brought up in the Himalayan region. This is what makes us special among the crowds of trekking companies.
Sherpa Staffs: The trek will be supported by the experienced team of Sherpa. We are working with the team for many years. And the relationship we developed among us for so many years makes wonderful exchange of ideas, laughter and assistance. Your personal packs will also be carried by the porters. This will give you enough time to fully enjoy the surrounding environment.
Logistics: We have chosen the Mera peak as a part of the expedition because of the sheer beauty and location of the peak in the Buddhist influence region. You will fully enjoy the world of mountains and we hope that your travel will be unfettered by the rigors of food preparation, lodging and logistics. Nevertheless, Annapurna Foothills treks offers most comprehensive program available, utilizing a distinguished staff of Sherpa, huge 4 season tents and a diverse assortment of quality meals. (Most of the food is flown in from the Kathmandu. Although the local food is a part of our diet, we find a wide variety of food helps keep climbers and trekkers, healthy and strong.)
Facts of Mera Peak Climbing
|Destinatin:||Mera Peak Climbing|
|Peak Climbing Starts in:||Lukla|
|Peak Climbing Ends in:||Lukla|
|Peak Climbing Duration:||18 Days|
|Activities:||Tours & Sightseeing, Trekking & Walking, Peak Climbing|
|Culture:||Different Community with majority of Sherpa, Tamang, Chhetri, Brahamn & Tibetan.|
|Transportation:||Private vehicle as per itinerary | Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu by plane|
|Accommodation:||4 Nights in Kathmandu, 13 Nights Camping|
|Max. Altitude:||6476m (Mera Peak)|
|Best season in Nepal:||Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct & Nov|
|Mode of Trekking:||Camping|
|Group Size:||Min 02 PAX, Max 12 PAX|
|Cost starts:||US$ 1600 - US$ 2500 per person|
Map of Mera Peak Climbing
|Days||Day to Day Activities|
|01||Arrival in Kathmandu
Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. As you fly, the panoramic view of snow-capped Annapurna mountain range greets your sight. After the completion of Visa formalities, you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look at your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard Annapurna Foothills Treks & Exp and follow them. Meet our representative and then you will be transferred to hotel. You will be served free welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice at the time of check in.
The Managing Director or The Manager of company will meet you in hotel and will brief about the trip. You should clear your dues before we proceed for the trip. You are free to relax or explore around the city in the very first day. Overnight stay at Hotel.
|02||Tour in Kathmandu
After the breakfast in the morning, our city guide will come to the hotel with vehicles and then we leave hotel to visit Kathmandu Darbar Square , the house of living Goddess Kumari, the ferocious Kal Bhairab, The Red Monkey God and hundreds of erotic carvings. Swayambhunath is the worlds most glorious Buddhist Chaityas.It is said to be 2000 years old.
Boudhanath is a huge Buddhist stupa located about 7 km east of Thamel. It stands on a massive mandala style platform and has features similar to the Swayambhunath, though it is bigger than Swayambhunath in size. It is said that this stupa was built during the 5th Century. Every year, Thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and neighboring countries visit Boudhanath, particularly in winter and Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath temple is one of the biggest Hindu temple. Overnight stay at Hotel.
|03||Preparation day in Kathamndu|
|04||Lukla to Thukdingma
We start trek to the Mera peak. After that we ascend slowly for three hours and steep up for an hour. Then we arrive at Thukdingma for the camping. You will see breathtaking views of Numbur (6957m), Karyolung (6511m), Kwangde (6011m) are magnificent from here. Overnight at Tent
|05||Thukdingma to Chhatrwa
We walk whole the day and pass through the jungle and grass land of Yaks during summer. Then we arrive at a camping place named Chhatrwa. Overnight at Tent
|06||Chhatrwa to Thaksingdingma
We ascend slowly passing through the jungle. We do not find any human settlement on the trail. We arrive at Thaksingdingma (3,500m) for Camping. Overnight at Tent
|07||Thaksingdingma to Thagnak
We walk all day through the side of the mountain and the trail is narrow. The patches of the jungle on the trail become thinner as we ascend near the snow line. We camp at Thagnak. Overnight at Tent
|08||Thagnak rest Day
Today is the rest day in Thagnak. It is worth spending an extra day at Thagnak, which is in a superb setting surrounded by stunning peaks including Peak 43 (6,769m). There is a huge moraine in the north of Thagnak where a beautiful glacial lake, Sabai Tsho is dammed. It is worth exploring around for acclimatization purpose. Thagnak is also a base for climbing east and north-east side of Kushum Kanguru. Overnight at Tent
|09||Thagnak to Khare
We follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Khraka which offers the spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines and to the snout to the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to Khare (5,099m). Overnight at Tent
|10||Khare to Mera La
We ascend for three hours and arrive at Mera La (5,415m). Normally, the pass will be covered with snow from Nov to April. Again the views from the pass are spectacular. We descend about 100m towards the Hingo side and set up the base camp (5,300m) in the moraine below the ice. Overnight at Tent
|11||Mera La Rest Day
Today is the rest day for acclimatization. You can explore around or climb up for a few hours and come back to the Base Camp for the night. Overnight at Tent
|12||Mera La to High Camp or preparation day
We walk up for 4 hours and set up the high camp and make preparation for the next day to get to the summit. Overnight at Tent
|13||High Camp and back to summit
Today we go to the summit and the views of Pumori (7161m), Lhotse (8516m) Makalu (8463m), Lobuche (6145m), Cho Oyu (8201m) are spectacular from the summit. We retrace to Khare Camp - Lukla. Overnight at Tent
|14||Khare to Kothe Camp (3700m) Camp
The new route is completed at Khote and it stays on the open hill side which lies west of the Hinku River . The wind blows down the forest. This makes your journey quicker and it offers fantastic views back of Mera peak. Then we come across a Chetera, a small pasture. Overnight at Tent
|15||Chatrabu to Lukla and overnight stay in Lodge (2800m).
The trail goes over a series of rises and high plateaux before we finally reach the craggy Zatrawa La (4,580m), where we look back on the Hinku wilderness for the last time and the south face of the peak we have just climbed. A gradual descent traverses toward the rocky outcrop of the Zatr Og. Switching over to the north behind this we descend now steeply from the Kalo Himal, the ‘black mountains’, into the rocky slopes and cascading streams of the Sherpa populated Dudh Kosi valley. The high crags give way to forest, where we have lunch in a clearing, then to farmland as we approach the tourist bustle of Lukla (2,850m), our night stop, still high above the river. The village of our outward trek now feels like a metropolis, and a wild party is inevitable. Overnight at Tent
|16||Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.|
|17||Free day in Kathmandu|
Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek, Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control.
The safety and security of clients is a matter of great importance for us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional government license holder guides and they have received adequate training from the government of Nepal. We always carry first aid kits in our trip. Out duty is to work hard for you safety and comfort, no matter where we go. Therefore, we work very honestly to provide you the Himalayan experience that suits your needs. Please feel free to put forward your queries for making your trip more significant and memorable.
|Group Size||1 pax||2-4 pax||5-8 pax||9-12 pax|
|USD (US$) per person||Inquiry||2500||1850||1600|
- Climbing boots, Crampons
- Ice axe, Harness
- Rock pegs, Helmet (crash hat)
- Warm climbing trousers, Long cotton hiking shirts
- Waterproof climbing jacket, Gaiters,
- Sun hat, Light cotton athletic socks and wool,
- climbing socks, Long sleeved cotton/woolen shirts,
- T-shirts, Wool long underwear
- Down high altitude, Sleeping bag
- Down jacket/ trousers/vest, Climbing sunglasses
- Sunscreen, Lip salve
- Lightweight fleece, Fleece/wool for climbing
- Head torch /batteries/bulbs, Lightweight thermal/ insulated ski gloves
Equipments are available in Kathmandu on sale and parts of this equipment can be rented too.
While doing trek in the khumbu region, we will witness the different views of mountains such as Kwangde, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, the "horse saddle" of Kanteiga and of course the summit of Everest itself. We take a short rest for a while and it allows us little time for acclimatization. Here, you prepare yourself to explore the ascent of kalapatthar which is an altitude of 5545m. While climbing down from Lobuche, you will see some glacial moraine until the peak comes into view. Finally, you will be witnessing the north face of Mt. Everest . We return through a different route through Panboche to Lukla. We catch a flight for Kathmandu from Lukla.