Mera peak is one of the highest trekking peaks and very popular among trekkers and climbers in world at 6476 meters. As it is the highest trekking peak in Nepal in Khumbu (Everest) valley, situated on the edge of famous Khumbu Region and dominated by Mt. Everest. It is an adventure peak with stunning views of the world’s highest 8000 meter Mountains- Everest along with Kanchanjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and many other peaks is an unforgetable experience from the summit of it. Mera peak climbing begins following a short and exciting flight to the mountain airstrip of Lukla after continuous trek for days through the high and lovely valleys you will get to the area of Mera.
The climb on Mera Peak is not technically difficult as ascending snow slopes rarely exceed 40 degrees. You need to have excellent physical fitness and an extrovert sense of adventure. It is best for those who love technical climbing and has previous climbing experience. Mera peak itinerary has been carefully designed to allow gradual acclimatization for the climbers. The walk in initially through the virgin forest of the Hinku Valley is incredibly beautiful and provides excellent acclimatization for the peak itself. The unrivaled service, quality equipment, food, trekking staff, and an experienced leader ensure that your Mera trip will be a lifetime adventure experience in Nepal.
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Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. A traditional warm welcome by our airport representative. Short briefing about the package in the hotel. Typical welcome dinner in the evening.
Your first day begins with breakfast at your Hotel. You will be taken for sightseeing of Kathmandu valley to explore the vibrant city after breakfast at your hotel. Drive to famous Buddhist Stupa Swayambunath, also known as Monkey temple, on the hill of Kathmandu valley where you can see stunning view of mountains and Kathmandu valley. This temple attracts Buddhists and tourists from around the world. Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible from far and wide. Next is Pashupatinath, the temple of Lord Shiva. This is probably the most famous temple for Hindu in Indian Sub-continent. There is crematorium beside the temple where dead bodies are burnt to ashes. After exploring Pashupatinath you will visit fascinating sights of Patan Durbar Square, one of the most glorious examples of traditional Nepalese architecture, full of centuries old temples and palaces.
After delicious breakfast you will take stunning flight to Lukla from Kathmandu through breathtaking green and white mountain view. You will meet with the trekking crew upon arrival. Then you will start trekking to Chutanga, which leads eastwards. The path follows through a number of hamlets and woods yards until you reach a thick forest of silver fir, birch, pines and rhododendron trees and bushes on the hill side. Continuing the small streams with numerous places en route you will reach Chutanga. Overnight in Chutanga.
Today is the day for acclimatize. You will take rest in Chutanga. Make yourself physically and mentally fit for the further journey that will help you for the trekking. Guide shall provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. In evening if you want explore the surroundings of Chutanga or take a book and rest in hotel. Overnight in Chutanga.
The next day you continue your trek to Tuli Kharka from Chutanga. The trial begins with a steep climb to cross the Kalo Himal Ridge in the Nau Lekh range which separates the Khumbu from the Hinku valley. Little more uphill climb brings a cairned notch in the ridge with a compilation of Buddhist prayer flags at 4,450m. Moving foreward along with the scenery across the rolling foothills of the Hinku valley. From here less than an hour you reach Tuli Kharka. Overnight in Tuli Kharka.
Chirping birds wake you up early in the morning. Have a hot breakfast then you follow a delightful descending trail across three ridges, before dropping steeply down to the Hinku river and a final uphill to Kothe through lush rhododendron forest(covered with beautiful red and pink flowers)on the west side of the Hinku valley. Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal and on your journey you get to admire beautiful hills dotted with rhododendrons. Overnight in Kothe.
Today is another short-trek day. The trial passes through the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. After that you will take a short lunch break at Gondishung, the summer herders' settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Beyond Gondishung you pass a 200 year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where you can find Mera peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. Continuing a short walk takes you to Thaknak, which is a summer grazing area with the primitive lodges and shops. Overnight in Thaknak.
Leaving Thaknak, you follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers, and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, you can view the Northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch one can engage in hikes in the surroundings of Khare. Overnight in Khare.
Today is the day for acclimatize. You will take rest in Khare. Make yourself physically and mentally fit for the further journey that will help you for the trekking. Guide shall provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. In evening if you want explore the surroundings of Khare or take a book and rest in hotel. Overnight in Khare.
Today after breakfast, to reach Base Camp of Mera Peak, you walk through boulder strewn course. You have to march through steep route (about 260 meters) and it takes around 2 to 3 hours to reach Base Camp. You will have a short lunch break and take rest after reaching. There will be provide additional training on climb by the experienced guide if anyone feels the need to build confidence to succeed the climb. Rest of the day would be to rest and prepare for next day trekking. Overnight.
Today after taking a hot breakfast you will be headingt to Mera La to reach the Mera High Camp. You need to walk through rock-strewn area for about two hours while making your way to Mera High Camp. You make your way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. You set up a high camp and enjoy rest of the day the sunset view along with the Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and south face of Lotshe, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse are outstanding and seems like they are piercing the skyline. overnight in Mera High Camp.
This is a really big day for you as you will be summiting Mera Peak today. The group will put on crampons and rope up before setting out for the summit The route is still non-technical as you slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, you may attach to a fixed rope depending on the conditions. From the summit can be seen the magnificent views of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kanchanjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7,129m) and others. You then retrace your steps to Khare after the climb with a rest and some hot soup at high camp on the way down. Overnight in Mera La.
There is no such guarantee that you can get quite a favorable weather on your planned day for the summit , so this day is used as a contingency in case if you are unable to summit the Mera due to bad weather condition or some other unanticipated reason. However, if the trip goes smoothly, you do not need this spare day, you can use this day to walk back to Lukla at a leisurely pace.
Today after breakfast you will start trekking to Kothe after a great success of the expedition to Mt. Mera. The trail descend to Hinku Valley leaving behind the outstanding Himalayan background, you arrive Kothe. You can celebrate your great success by trying out local delicacies and wines. Overnight in Kothe.
Early in the morning after breakfast, today you again climb up for two hours through the lush rhododendron forest on the west side of the Hinku Valley to the Tuli Kharka. Walking little more straight through beautiful forest with beaten trail of Himalaya you can enjoy remarkable picturesque views of Mera North, Mera Central and South face. Overnight in Tuli Kharka.
Today is the last day of the trek and you start to climb few hundred meters to the Zatrwa La top after breakfast two hours up from Tuli Kharka. After crossing the pass you see beautiful view of Lukla valley which is surrounded by Cho yu, Kongde peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and so many others. From Zatrwa La you walk all the way down to Chutanga and then straight forward easy walk takes you to Lukla village where you conclude the trekking and. Overnight in Lukla.
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, Enjoy panoramic mountain views and spend the rest of the day sightseeing, exploring, shopping or just relaxing in Kathmandu’s numerous cafés and roof-top restaurants before spending the evening celebrating your achievements! Night hotel.
It’s a leisure time in Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing or relaxing. This is an extra day in case of bad weather. Free time to explore Kathmandu before transferring to the airport for flight back.
Your final day in Kathmandu is a free day to you to do as you choose. Many people take the time to shop, others enjoy exploring the cultural side of the city. Our local guide can advise you on the best shops in the area. Final Farewells! Our airport representative will travel with you to the airport.
Apr 20 2021
After Argentina cancelled the Aconcagua season, I decided to continue training and attempt Mera Peak. The trek is generally challenging but was further complicated by the on-going pandemic and complex rules of Nepal to ensure the safety of climbers during these times. I reached out to Trekking Team Group and Shreehari was fantastic in making all the necessary reservations and assisting with the process. After I made my reservations, Nepal relaxed some of the more cumbersome rules, especially around the visa process (when I arrived, they were beginning to issue visas at the Kathmandu airport instead of being required to have them prior to landing). I wanted to utilize the same guide, Birman Tamang, who assisted me with Everest Base Camp (EBC). Although Birman is not a mountaineering guide, Shreehari agreed and was able to arrange a very experienced Sherpa to guide us up the mountain during the final days of the trek. Also, given that I had already purchased most of my gear for Aconcagua, I decided to bring my own mountain climbing equipment instead of renting (which I would highly recommend). This added additional weight, so I opted to hire an additional porter to ensure that no one carried too much during the journey. We started with the usual flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and took the long way to Mera Peak (via Nashing Dingma and Chunbu Kharka) to provide additional time to acclimatize. The landscape is varied from forest to rocks on the side of rivers to mountains. There are many instances where you gain a few thousand feet of elevation only to lose it and make it up again in the same day. Physical preparation is critical but having a good sense of humor and openness to the experience to ensure that mentally you are prepared for the final part of the experience is key. There were a few teams that we heard about prior to our assent and the success rate was typically around 50%, so we knew it would be a challenge to get to the top. We had a thunderstorm in the hours before our final summit that turned into a snowstorm, which made each step up the mountain feel like three (and the only thing we saw reflecting in our headlamps was the newly falling snow). It certainly helped that the person who was tied to me at the other end of the rope was the same person who had gotten me to Everest Base Camp and I had spent the prior 12 or so days with getting to upper camp. We started our summit push at 2am and were on top of Mera Peak by 7am. Having last been in Nepal in 2018, there is a stark contrast with the low number of trekkers in the country today due to Covid. Mera Peak is typically a less traveled route, but we primarily only saw other trekking teams towards the end of our journey. Fortunately, many more people were starting their Mera Peak attempt during our final few days, so seems like there is a little recovery in the trekking industry. Nepal is very conscious of Covid with mask requirements, testing to enter the country and various other precautions throughout the experience. Shreehari was able to provide information and help that allowed me to complete an incredible experience. Trekking Team Group is a company that I would highly recommend today or whenever you feel comfortable traveling again.
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The Ambe Volunteer Programme, organised by Ambe Foundation and Trekking Team Group, aims to mobilise teams of experts and interested individuals effectively for education, health and community development in Nuwakot district.