Mera Peak stands as a majestic mountain nestled in the heart of the Khumbu region, a gem within the awe-inspiring Himalayas of Nepal. This prominent peak is not just a summit; it's a thrilling trekking and mountaineering destination that beckons adventurers with its accessible yet rewarding ascent.

Ascending to the summit at 6476m, Mera Peak grants climbers a profound sense of accomplishment, accompanied by breathtaking panoramas that unfold the grandeur of the world's tallest mountains. The vistas from the top are nothing short of spectacular, offering a visual feast for mountaineers and adventure enthusiasts alike.

Mera Peak serves as an ideal choice for those in search of an introductory mountaineering experience in the Himalayas. The journey not only promises the thrill of conquering a significant peak but also invites exploration of the natural beauty and cultural richness of the Solu Khumbu region.

This carefully curated journey unfolds against the backdrop of the unique Sherpa culture, providing a glimpse into the lives of the resilient Sherpa people. The trek unveils stunning landscapes in the Solu Khumbu region, creating memories that last a lifetime. The breathtaking beauty of the Everest Region becomes a canvas for adventure, where every step is a testament to the grandeur of the Himalayas and the spirit of exploration.

Highlights

  • Majestic Summit: Conquer Mera Peak at 6,476 meters for breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.
  • Scenic Diversity: Traverse lush forests, remote valleys, and high-altitude plateaus, enjoying varied landscapes throughout the trek.
  • Sherpa Culture: Immerse in local Sherpa traditions, visit monasteries, and witness cultural ceremonies along the route.
  • Hinku Valley: Explore the less-trodden Hinku Valley for a serene and off-the-beaten-path experience.
  • Challenging Passes: Cross Zatra La Pass, adding a physical challenge and providing stunning panoramic views.
  • Climbing Preparation: Ideal for climbers preparing for more technical peaks, offering valuable mountaineering experience.
  • Varied Terrain: From dense forests to alpine meadows and glacier moraines, encounter diverse terrains for an exciting adventure.
  • Remote Wilderness: Escape the crowds and experience the pristine wilderness of the Himalayas.
  • Accommodation Mix: Enjoy teahouse comforts in villages and thrilling camping in high-altitude locations.
  • Spectacular Summit Views: Reach the summit for unforgettable panoramic vistas of the world's highest peaks.
  • Note: Mera Peak trek requires prior trekking experience and a good fitness level, making it suitable for those seeking a challenging adventure.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02Preparation Day
  • Day 03Kathmandu to Phaplu (2,415m) by Jeep
  • Day 04Phaplu to Nunthala, via Taksindu Monastery
  • Day 05Nunthala to Kharikhola (2,220m)
  • Day 06Kharikhola to Sibuje (2,745m)
  • Day 07Sibuje to Ramailo Danda (3,276m)
  • Day 08Ramailo Danda to Chhatra Khola (2,800m)
  • Day 09Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m)
  • Day 10Acclimatization Day in Kothe
  • Day 11Kothe to Thagnang (4,356m)
  • Day 12Thagnang to Khare (5,045m)
  • Day 13Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m)
  • Day 14Reserve Day at High Camp
  • Day 15Summit Mera Peak (6,461m) and Return to Khare
  • Day 16Khare to Kothe
  • Day 17Kothe to Thuli Kharka
  • Day 18Thuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrawa-la
  • Day 19Lukla to Kathmandu by Flight
  • Day 20Free Time in Kathmandu
  • Day 21Departure
Detail Itinerary

Cost Details

Cost Includes

Mera and Island Peak Climbing Permit fees, inclusive of all relevant government taxes.

Makalu National Park fee, including all associated government taxes.

Full-board meals meticulously prepared by our skilled cook, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the Mera Peak climbing expedition.

Boiled drinking water, tea, and coffee served above Khare during the Mera Peak trek.

Comfortable accommodation in well-equipped tented camps throughout the Mera Peak climbing adventure.

Lodging and three times meals daily at lodges from Phaplu to Khare.

Providing climbing gear, ropes, and equipment necessary for route preparation.

Professional and experienced climbing guide, with all allowances and expenses covered.

Outfitting of the climbing guide with the required equipment.

Camping essentials, including a 2-person member tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, staff and porter tents, and a dedicated toilet tent, throughout the climbing journey.

Reliable and efficient porters to carry the necessary equipment.

Comprehensive insurance coverage for all staff, including porters.

Adequate warm clothing and trekking gear are provided for staff, including porters.

Complimentary duffle bags for the safekeeping of your belongings if needed.

Comprehensive First Aid Kit for any unforeseen circumstances.

A dedicated team comprising a trekking cook, and kitchen staff, during the camping.

Issuance of peak climbing certificates by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).

Cost Excludes

International airfare for the journey.

Nepal entry visa fees.

Lunch and dinner expenses in Kathmandu.

Entrance fees to historical places in Kathmandu.

Personal expenditures such as alcoholic drinks, cold beverages, mineral water, and bar bills.

Personal trekking and climbing equipment.

Potential rescue charges if required.

Unforeseen costs arise from adverse weather conditions or natural disasters.

Gratuity for trekking staff and drivers, which is highly anticipated.

Any other expenses not explicitly mentioned in the inclusive price section.

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Useful info

The Mera Peak climbing expedition via Phaplu offers a serene and less crowded alternative to the Lukla route. Starting from Phaplu, trekkers gradually ascend through stunning landscapes over 8-10 days, passing through picturesque villages, lush forests, and high alpine terrain. Essential permits from the Nepal Mountaineering Association are required for this climb. The optimal seasons for climbing are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is most stable and favorable.

Hiring a local experienced guides and porters is highly recommended for safety, local knowledge, and to support the local economy. Adequate physical preparation and proper acclimatization are crucial for a successful ascent, as Mera Peak stands at 6,476 meters. The trek provides ample opportunities for acclimatization with gradual elevation gains and rest days.

In addition to physical fitness, climbers should be well-equipped with appropriate gear, including mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axes, and proper clothing to handle the cold and variable conditions. Familiarity with basic mountaineering skills, such as using ropes and ice axes, can significantly enhance the safety and enjoyment of the climb.

The journey through the less-trodden path from Phaplu not only offers a more authentic cultural experience but also reduces the risks associated with high-altitude air travel to Lukla. This route allows trekkers to immerse themselves in the rich natural beauty and cultural heritage of the Solu Khumbu region, passing through Taksindu and Kharikhola, and encountering Sherpa and Rai villages. This makes the ascent of Mera Peak a truly memorable adventure.

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