On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport our guide and staff will meet you with traditional welcome. After knowing the staff of Himalayan Forever Treks, a short drive to your hotels. Located in the heart of a city within an exciting Thamel area, an interesting place where most good hotels and restaurants situated. Reaching at the hotel, check your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed join in for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offers useful and important information of the treks, climbs, hotels and local lodge, as well of camping on treks and climb.
Includes details of the local culture with do’s and don’ts, evening a group welcome dinner in a nice Nepali Restaurants.
Morning after breakfast, our city and cultural guide meets the group at the hotel for exciting tour. The drive leads in the heart of Kathmandu city, where interesting historical Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard located. The right spot to observe Nepalese cultures. Tour of ancient monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, next tour takes you to old Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years history. A Buddhist monument situated on a hillock west of Kathmandu city outskirt, the famous landmark of the country.
From here back to hotel for lunch, and then get ready for exciting scenic drive to Manthali town at Ramechap district for overnight halt. The next morning for short flight to Lukla.
Morning transfer to Manthali town small airport for panoramic flight to Lukla, board in a small aircraft. The flight heads east with stunning views of Himalayan peaks facing Mt. Everest, as the plane makes a smooth exciting landing at Tenzing & Hillary Airport in Lukla. A moderate town, first day walk starts heading north beyond Lukla towards isolated areas. The trail follows with gradual climb into deep green forest of rhododendron and pine trees.
After few hours of pleasant trek reaching Chutanga, a place with a small hut amidst forest surrounding. Our first overnight halt in tented camp, supported by separate kitchen unit of cook, kitchen hands. Includes trekking staff, guide and porters.
From Chutanga, morning walks starts heading for a steep climb to a rocky ridge uphill of few hour. As the climb proceeds reaching top of Naulekh or Kalo Himal, facing grand views of Lukla town with the airstrip. Overlooking scenery of Dudh Koshi and peaks of Kongde and Numbur Himal towards south. Walk continues heading over Zatwar-La pass, above 4,700 m high pass with long descent to Thuli-Kharka for overnight camp. From here into the hidden valley of Hinku amidst lovely forest surroundings.
After a pleasant overnight in Thuli-Kharka, having good breakfast served from our camping kitchen. Walk onwards within Hinku valley enclose by high mountains and rocky hills, the area is less visited by main flow of trekkers.
The trail follows through serene forest of rhododendron, juniper, oaks, pines and fir trees. A lovely gradual walk with few short up and down of more than 4 hours to reach Kothe. A nice spot and a temporary summer grazing place of cattle herder. Overnight camp is set on a grassy meadow within tall tree lines with time for rest and enjoy the surrounding views.
Today walks leads to a small settlement at Thangnag, an interesting walks in the heart of Hinku valley. Moring starts towards a wide open country past few cattle herder with temporary huts and shades. Walk follows to cross a small bridge reaching a lovely areas at Gondaishung. An interesting spot adorned with more than two hundreds old small Gompa / monastery at present is more of a shrine.
In early days it was a retreat and meditation hermitage for many Buddhist monks and priests. From here walk leads to another hour to Thangnag, our overnight camping spot. A small temporary settlement, at present with few smaller huts serving as tea houses and shops for trekkers and porters.
Thangnag, a lovely area with wide grassy field for overnight camping surrounded by hills, facing views of high towering snow peaks.
A perfect altitude and place for rest to support acclimatization at 4,356 meters high. Enjoy the leisure day taking short hike around the view point for stunning mountain scenery. Views of Peak 41 and 43 rises high above 6,769 meters with glimpse of Mera Peak in the east direction.
After an enjoyable rest day at Thangnag, walk towards our ultimate destination to Mera Peak base camp. Morning walk heads on a gentle path of few hours facing grand views that surrounds Hinku valley. As walk progresses leaving the tall tree lines and forest behind for sheer mountain wilderness.
Walk leads to arctic zone landscapes of rocky moraine of ice and glaciers on leaving the trees and vegetation behind. Reaching close to Charpatte Tal, the fresh water pond dammed by rocks and boulders, a square shaped glacial pond.
The trail leads to climb over cairns and rocky moraine, continues uphill walk for some hours, and then downhill. Reaching at Dig Kharka, walking across a big boulder strewn with high ridges to end the walk at Khare. Where our overnight camp is set to establish our base camp for the climb. The area is close to actual base camp of Mera Peak, amidst rocky and snowy landscapes.
Another pleasant rest day at Khare for acclimatization and preparation for the climb of Mera Peak. At Khare our guide will train the member with practice and exercise on rocks, ice walls. Close from the camp, and providing information technique of using crampons and ice axe for the climb. Rest of the day preparation for next day climb to the summit Mera Peak.
A leisure morning walk towards High Camp, adding extra camp make the climb much easier and shorter. Start the climb, leaving the base camp for final summit bid, normally most climbers makes the ascent from base camp in a day. But to be safe, having higher camp will be a great advantage to reach the summit on time.
The climb from base camp leads across Mera La pass to reach High Camp, after hours of hard walks. Finally ending the day on reaching High Camp, the tents are fixed on best available level ground.
Afternoon at leisure rest to preserve energy for next early long climb and descent.
At High Camp our guides will gets busy checking the route for next early morning climb. Mera Peak, although does not involves technical effort, but needs to be cautious, equipped with necessary gear as per the instruction of our expert climbing guide.
Start the climb before break of dawn, as early morning will be quiet with less wind and cold chill breeze. Follow our lead guide, heading towards a snowy slope ledge, can be quite strenuous as altitude gains rapidly. But taking slow pace having time for short stop, and being breathless will add more comfort on high altitude climb. After hours of continues uphill facing views of the summit will be like a mirage, reaching higher and higher. Then finally on top of Mera Peak summit, stop and catch your breath and then enjoy the triumph.
Feeling in high spirits standing on the highest trekking peaks of Nepal Himalayas surrounded by tiers of snow-capped peaks. Enjoy the dramatic scenery of giant mountains overlooking Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse in the North.
Includes views of Ama Dablam, and Mt. Makalu with Baruntse Himal towards east, facing as far towards Mt. Kanchenjunga in the Far East direction.
After a joyful moment on top Mera Peak, descent with care, safely to High Camp and continue walk to Khare. Rest of the day relax and enjoy the views before heading back to Lukla.
Start packing and collecting all the garbage, leaving nothing but your footprint. Return journey will be more enjoyable after the victory climb on top Mera Peak, leaving Khare back into lush vegetation and tree lines. As walk leads to Thangnag
for overnight camp in a lovely surrounding.
Retracing the journey back to Thuli Kharka, feeling great and good spirit without the worry of altitude problem. Walk follows on pleasant trail with few short ups and down to overnight camp on a nice grassy meadow at Thuli-Kharka.
After a last overnight around the hidden valley of Hinku, morning walk leads to steep climb to the ridge of Kalo Himal / Naulekh. Cross over Zatwar-La Pass overlooking grand views of surrounding snow-capped peaks with Dudh Kosi River with green valley. From the top steep downhill to Chutanga for last overnight in tented camp before Lukla.
Last day walk of the adventure, morning leads on pleasant forested path with short descent towards Lukla. An enjoyable final trek of the journey, then finally ending the day by afternoon time reaching Lukla for last overnight stop.
Rest of the day enjoy browsing around the street and markets of Lukla, one of the popular mountainous town of eastern Nepal. Lukla the gateway to various treks and adventure around Khumbu and Everest region.
Having early breakfast, a short walk to Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary airport as plane arrives from Ramechap or Kathmandu. Board on a small aircraft for swift short flight to land at Manthali small airstrip. After a pleasant and exciting flight, taking a scenic interesting drive back at Kathmandu. Rest of the day at leisure for individual activities and shopping souvenirs of Nepal.
Reserved as contingency day, in case of flight delay or cancelation in Lukla due to unfavorable weather condition. Can happen sometimes, if all goes well as per the schedule of our itinerary days. Enjoy the leisure day, relaxing with fond memories of Everest base camp trek. Interested people can join for another tour to Patan and Bhaktapur, worth a visit not to be missed.
Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, get ready for final departure as per your international flight time. Himalayan Forever Trek guide and staff transfer you to the airport. Bidding farewell to the guide and staff as you depart for homeward bound flight, after a wonderful experience and great adventure on Mera Peak Climb.
Approx. 125 km / 75 miles walking distance, but the aerial mileage as the crow fly distance is only 14 k.m. / 9 miles. Takes less than a week to reach Mera base camp and to the summit of Mera Peak.
The trek itself is not too tough or difficult, the walking path are well defined having several nice lodges and settlements. The climb to Mera Peak summit is not overall difficult, it is one of the least technical mountain to climb.
The support of guide, making path on snow and ice makes the climb easier to reach the summit. Downhill after the climb one needs to be cautious can be quite slippery needs to heed cautiously.
On booking for all trekking peaks, including Mera Peak. Himalayan Forever Treks will send the list of climbing gear required for the climb. The list is attached below for all interested climbers, if in doubt please contact us.
But for Mera Peak being a less technical peak to climb requires minimum climbing gear like good climbing boots, ice-axe, crampons, and carabineer including helmets. The ropes and snow-bar will be provided by the company.
On major route around Khumbu and Everest region nearly all villages and settlements have hydroelectricity or solar power. But on Mera Peak there are no facilities of electricity, where trekkers, climbers needs to carry a portable solar panel. Can be carried easily hanging on the backpack during day walk, and charge your electronic items at the camp. The only last place is at the lodge in Lukla, with hydro power and Internet services including WI-FI.
Mera Peak Climb leads to remote mountain wilderness, the lodges are available in few places like Thangnag. But very basic with limited food menu, for the trek and climb to Mera Peak, the company will provide full camping services with excellent camping equipment, spacious two-man tents, including large dining tent as per size of a group. Includes toilet tent / screen, as well separate kitchen unit with expert chef, kitchen crews, camping staff with guide and strong porters.
The food are hygienically prepared in our kitchen tent cooked in kerosene of LPG (cooking gas) stoves. No firewood used, as we are committed to Responsible and Eco Tourism. Foods are well prepared served in the dining tent from Continental, Indian, Chinese, Tibetan and Nepali famous Dal Bhat and mild vegetable / meat items with various spicy pickles. Includes good breakfast and lunch, served hot and warm depending on the location of day walks and in camps.