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Mera Peak (6654m) Climbing

Mera Peak (6654m) Climbing

Mera Peak is one of the renowned and the highest trekking peaks in Nepal. It mounts from the south of Everest and overlooks the turning point between the natural and deeply forested valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Drangkas. It is a trouble-free snow climb on the way to Mera Peak but at times crevasses set hurdles. As the ascend of Mera Peak keeps moving up two more High Base Camps are set at 5385m and further higher one at 5800m.

The most rewarding part of the Mera Peak climbing is to walk on the rarely walked region of Nepal, where the hillsides are densely and our path goes all the way through the pristine oak, rhododendron, birch, silver fir forest. Also, on the way, you can observe Mera Glacier and striking alpine lake. Besides, Mera Peak trek will let you go around traditional Sherpa villages of the Solu Khumbu which will be a daydream experience. We move on with an amazing peak vista of the eastern Himalayas of Nepal including Mt. Everest (8848m.), Lhotse (8516m.), Cho-Oyu (8201m.), Makalu (8463m.), Nuptse (7855m.), Kanchenjunga (8586m.), Chamlang (7319m.) and many more.

This 20 days Mera Peak trek designed by Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks is an exhilarating, amazing trek is the highest trekking mountain in Nepal in Khumbu (Everest) region which offers you a lifetime experience in Nepal. You will be accommodating at camp or lodge or guesthouse while going for Mera Peak in Nepal. The only requirement you require to climb Mera peak is your physical fitness and an outgoing sense of nature.

Mera Peak (6654m) Climbing - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: ] Arrival in Kathmandu(1400m), meet our representative and transfer to hotel, Overnight in Hotel.
Day 02: ] Prepare permit & Briefing, Overnight at Hotel
Day 03: ] Trek Lukla to Chutanga, Overnight at Lodge
Day 04: ] Trek Chutanga to Khartitang, Overnight at Lodge
Day 05: ] Trek Khatitang to Nau Lekha, Overnight at Lodge
Day 06: ] Trek Nau Lekha to Kothey, Overnight at Lodge
Day 07: ] Trek Kothey to Thangnak, Overnight at Lodge
Day 08: ] Trek Thangnak to Khare, Overnight at Lodge
Day 09: ] From Khare trek to Mera BC, Overnight at Camp
Day 10: ] From Mera Base Camp climb to High Camp
Day 11: ] From High Camp reach the summit 6654m. & Back to Base camp
Day 12: ] Trek from Mera Base Camp to Khare, Overnight at Lodge
Day 13: ] From Khare trek to Kothey, Overnight at Lodge
Day 14: ] From Kothey trek to Khartitang, Overnight at Lodge
Day 15: ] Trek Khartitang to Chutanga, Overnight at Lodge
Day 16: ] Chutanga to Lukla, Overnight at Lodge
Day 17: ] Take a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, Overnight at Hotel
Day 18: ] Rest day in Kathmandu, Overnight at Hotel
Day 19: ] Shopping or sightseeing in Kathmandu, Overnight at Hotel
Day 20: ] Departure for Your Final Destination


The Fees for Peak Climbing under NMA Permission:

There are various trekking peaks in the Everest, Annapurna and other regions of Nepal. Permits for these trekking peaks can be obtained on the payments.
Group Size 01 to 04 : US $ 350.
Group Size 05 to 08 : US $ 350.- + 40.- per extra person
Group Size 09 to 12 : US $ 510.- + 25.- per extra person

Cost Includes/excludes

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Mera Peak (6654m) Climbing - Detailed Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu Airport & Transfer to Hotel
After you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative at the airport and then s/he will transfer you to hotel. Check in to the Hotel. Rest of the day is all yours and overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Prepare permit & trekking gears
Today our experienced and skilled guide will brief you about the trek. And you will be preparing for permit and get ready with all the necessary equipments for trekking. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 03: Trek Lukla to Chutanga, Overnight at Lodge
In the morning you will take around 40 minutes flight to Lukla airport. You have an easy day all the way through the forest above Lukla. A fine trail takes you through meadow to the edge of pine and rhododendron forest which covers the vertical hills above Lukla. After around 3 hours you get to Chutanga. Overnight at lodge in Chutanga.

Day 04: Trek Chutanga to Khartitang, Overnight at Lodge
It takes about 6 hours to trek from Chutanga to Khartitang. You walk passing through Zatrawa La Pass (4610m.) with a vertical climb. From here you will see the amazing views of Kongdi Ri, Numbur Himal, Karyolang peak and several other mountains and peaks. Then after, you move down to Khartitang at 3900m.

Day 05: Trek Khatitang to Nau Lekha, Overnight at Lodge
Today you trek to Nau Lekha from Khartitang. This is enjoyable trekking as you pass through lush valleys and a number of settlements. You can see the sights of the surrounding all along the route to Nau Lekha. Overnight at Lodge in Naulekha.

Day 06: Trek Nau Lekha to Kothey, Overnight at Lodge
You move along the trail to get to Kothey leaving Nau Lekha today. The enjoyably track descends all the way through forest.  You will see huts, shepherds and meadows along the trail. The sight of peaks and forests are captivatingly beautiful en route to Kothey. You stay overnight at Lodge in Kothey.

Day 07: Trek Kothey to Thangnak, Overnight at Lodge
Today you walk from Kothey to Thangnak (4356m.) passing all the way through Hinku Valley (4600m.). You will be walking along the bank of river. The path further ascends and you can take the pleasure of the peak views like Kusum Kanguru peak and many others. Overnight at lodge in Thangnak.

Day 08: Trek Thangnak to Khare, Overnight at Lodge
You today, move from Thangnak and walk towards the peak as the way moves to the east. You reach at an altitude and get yourselves at Khare close to the base of the Hinku Nup Glacier. Overnight at Lodge in Kahre.

Day 09: From Khare trek to Mera BC, Overnight at Camp
On this day, you arrive at Mera Base Camp which lies on the elevation of 5300m taking about 6 hours. The trail is full of enormous views of Himalayas. Upon reaching the Mera base camp, you will be free to walk around the surrounding of Mera Peak.  You set your camp to stay overnight.

Day 10: From Mera Base Camp climb to High Camp
On this day, you climb to High Camp at an elevation of 5750m. Your way up is not very lengthy one but has few challenging paths. From here the sight of the gigantic mountains and snow-topped peaks give you awesome impression. You put your tent at high camp and stay overnight.

Day 11: From High Camp reach the summit 6654m. & Back to Base camp
Today is the day to reach to the top of Mera Peak (6476m.). The amazing views of Mt. Everest, Chamlang Nuptse and many other peaks having height over eight thousand metres are visible from the summit of the peak which is an unforgettable experience. You descend back to base Camp and stay overnight there.

Day 12: Trek from Mera Base Camp to Khare, Overnight at Lodge
On this day, you retrace your steps back to Khare after having the experience of reaching at the top of the peak and witnessing the unforgettable views. Also, the views are pleasing while walking down to Khare from the base camp. You will stay overnight at Lodge in Khare.

Day 13: From Khare trek to Kothey, Overnight at Lodge
You depart from Khare to arrive at Kothey which takes about 8 hours. This day you march all along the steady descent trail passing all the way through Tangnang, a small village where you will see yak settlement. On the way you leave behind forests enclosed with rhododendron, fir and local vegetation.

Day 14: From Kothey trek to Khartitang, Overnight at Lodge
You will trek back to Khartitang from Kothey today. You keep walking all through the same enjoyable views of natural plants and scenery. You get to Khartitang and set your camp for overnight stay.

Day 15: Trek Khartitang to Chutanga, Overnight at Lodge
You will walk back to Chutanga from Khartitang today descending down and passing all the way through forest of rhododendrons. The striking views of Himalayan range seem to be pleasing and the views are terrific. You arrive at Chutanga and set your camp for overnight stay.

Day 16: Chutanga to Lukla, Overnight at Lodge
Today, trek from Chutanga to Lukla taking about four hours. You trek through forests of rhododendron, fir, oak, juniper and other different vegetation. The track you walk down takes you to Lukla. Here, you can enjoy the views of Numbur Himal, Karyolang peak, Kongdi Ri and many other mountains and peaks.

Day 17: Take a flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, Overnight at Hotel
Early in the morning; you take a scenic flight from Lukla for getting back to Kathmandu. We will transfer you back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Rest day in Kathmandu, Overnight at Hotel
Today is free day on your own in Kathmandu, there will be chances of flight cancel or delay by the weather so we need keep one extra day as reserve. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 19:  Shopping or sightseeing in Kathmandu, Overnight at Hotel
Today, we will organize sightseeing program around Kathmandu Valley. After breakfast, you will have a sightseeing trip to Boudhanath Stupa, the second biggest stupa in the world. Also, you will visit around Swayambhunath Stupa which is also known as ‘Monkey Temple’ and observe attractive view of Kathmandu valley.  Pashupatinath temple, famous Hindus temple is another spot to explore. And, going around Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square will be worthy one since these are renowned places for art and architecture and are enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage List.

Day 20: Departure for Your Final Destination
Today you depart from this wonderful Himalayan country, Nepal. We will drive you to the airport for your departure, hoping to see you again.



The Fees for Peak Climbing under NMA Permission:

There are various trekking peaks in the Everest, Annapurna and other regions of Nepal. Permits for these trekking peaks can be obtained on the payments.
Group Size 01 to 04 : US $ 350.
Group Size 05 to 08 : US $ 350.- + 40.- per extra person
Group Size 09 to 12 : US $ 510.- + 25.- per extra person

Trip Duration: 20 days
Country: Nepal (Everest Region)
Trip Start from: Kathmandu
Trip Ends at: Kathmandu
Total Nights in Kathmandu: 5 nights
Trip Grade: Strenuous
Per day walking/Hiking: 4- 7 hrs
Minimum Group Size: 1 Person & above
Activities: Trekking, Hiking and Peak Climbing Tour
Maximum High Altitude: 6654m Mera Peak
Meals during Trip:  Breakfast in City & all meals during Trekking
Accommodation during Trip: Hotels in Cities, Lodges/Guest Houses or Camping in Trek
Mode of Transportation:  Private Comfortable Car/van/Hiace/Tourist Bus or Domestic Flights
Best Travel season: March - June, September - December
Trip Route: Kathmandu- Lukla- Chutanga- Khartitang- Nau Lekha- Kothey- Thangnak- Khare_ Mera- Summit- Kothey- Khartitang- Chutanga- Lukla- Kathmandu

Clothing and equipments

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.

Clothing

1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.

5. Trousers

A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipments and Accessories

a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph

Trip Photos

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