Duration: 19 Days
Starts In: Kathmandu
Ends In: Kathmandu
Maximum altitude: 6476m
Trek Type: Teahouse/Camping
Best Season: March to May; September to November
Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
Accommodation: Hotel, Camping
Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus
Group Size: 12 pax Maximum
Witnessing the landscape from Mera Peak makes you feel like you have conquered the majestic kingdom of the Himalayas, a kingdom where serenity blends with exquisite beauty. The surreal view of the five eight-thousanders (Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Kanchenjunga) surrounding Mera Peak presents you the epitome of natural magnificence. Having said that, the journey to the peak is equally interesting; in fact, it will be a journey through culture and wilderness.
Mera Peak (6476m) is located in the Lower Solu, south of Mt. Everest. There are three summits of Mera Peak: North (6,476 m), Central (6,461 m), and south (6,065 m). This climb will certainly be different, as we will be going via Phaplu, which lies in Makalu Barun National Park. You can enjoy the rich Sherpa culture and lifestyle at villages like Phaplu, Taksindu, Nunthala, and Kharikhola. The simplicity and contentment of people living in these villages will certainly make you ponder upon your life. There are many Gumbas throughout the route, the major one being Chiwang Monastery, where you can get good vibes and positive energy from. The trek will also take you through passes like Zatra Pass, Mera La Pass, and Taksindu Pass.
The best time for the climbing is amid spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Mera Peak is a trekking peak, meaning you will not require high experiences of mountain climbing; however physical and mental fitness is a must. The experienced guides and Sherpas of Expedition Himalaya.Com will lead you and give their best for your health and safety. Climbing Mera Peak with Expedition Himalaya.Com will be an adventure and a sweet memory for a lifetime. So, sign up for the package prepared for you.
Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (1350m)
On your arrival at Kathmandu, we will pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport and drop you at your hotel.
Day 02 Rest/preparation
The second day will be a rest day when you can prepare for the trek. You can also roam around major touristic destinations at Kathmandu.
Day 03 Drive Phaplu (2475m); drive/trek Chiwang (2490m)
From Kathmandu, we will reach Phaplu in about 8-10 hours of drive. You can either choose bus or jeep, but the bus is more comfortable. From Phaplu, a 3-hour trek can take you to Chiwang. Alternatively, you can also choose to drive from Phaplu to Chiwang, which takes about 1.5 hours.
Day 04 Drive/trek Taksindu (3071 m), trek Nunthala (2250m)
Depending upon the situation of the roads, we will either drive or trek to Taksindu from Chiwang. From Taksindu, the trek to Nunthala village will be a 3-4 hours walk and this walk mainly includes descent.
Day 05 Trek Kharikhola (2050m) via Dudh Koshi (1600m)
From Nunthala, a 6-7 hours downhill walk will take us to Kharikhola. We will cross the Dudh Koshi River, which gets its name from its milky color.
Day 06 Trek Shibuche (2820m) via Pangum La (3173m)
Shibuche, also known as Nigmsa can be reached in 7-8 hours trek from Khari Khola. Today’s journey will take us through highly rich biodiversity area with stunning views of Mera Peak and Naulekh Peak.
Day 07 Trek Ramailo Danda (3275m)
A little further away from the Pangum La Pass, we will reach Ningsow. From Ningsow, few hours of up and downhill will take us to Ramailo Danda. As the name suggests, the hill is very enjoyable, where we can enjoy amazing sights of Mera Peak and Salpa.
Day 08 Trek Chetra Khola (3220m)
The trek to Chetra Khola will take about 7-8 hours. The trail has challenging uphill and downhill, with some course of landslide too. We will likewise pass a delightful stone cave close to a stream. The night will be spent in tented camps.
Day 09 Trek Kote (3590m)
6-7 hours walk through the serene landscape of the Hinku Valley will take us to Kote. You can catch glimpses of wild animals if you are lucky enough. Nevertheless, the bamboo and pine forest will take you to a wilderness never experienced before.
Day 10 Trek Thangnak (4350m)
To reach Thangnak we will have to trek for about 6-7 hours. On this day, we will pass a gompa close Gondishung. Thangnak is a summer grazing area for cattle. The night will be spent under the star in tents.
Day 11 Rest Thangnak (4350m)
We will dedicate a day at Thangnak for acclimatization. We can trek up to the ridge coming from Mount Kusum Kanguru. Visiting the beautiful lake Sabal Tsho should not be missed. Generally, this day can be utilized as a part of polishing your climbing abilities and setting up your body.
Day 12 Trek Khare (4900m)
Although the walk is only of 2-3 hours long, we can heartily enjoy the breathtaking views of the Charpate Himal, Dig Glacier, and Shar Glacier on this day. The night will be spent in tented camps at Khare.
Day 13 Rest-prepare Khare (4900m)
This day will be spent at Khare too, acclimatizing and preparing ourselves for the further climb.We can go on short walks up to 5000+ m or practice ice climbing on this day.
Day 14 Trek-climb Mera La (5400m)
Having acclimatized well, we will move towards Mera La Pass which will take only 2 to 3 hours to reach. We will cross Mera Glacier enjoying remarkable views, to reach the plateau of Mera La.
Day 15 Climb Mera High Camp (5800m)
The day stores a 5-7 hours steep climb from Mera La Pass to Mera High Camp. As we get nearer to the mountains, we can enjoy the mountains even more blissfully. In case of fresh snow, special counteractive action ought to be taken as there are numerous crevasses in this area.
Day 16 Summit, return to Khare (4900m)
On the sixteenth day, we will leave ahead of schedule to fulfill the goal we have sought. The summit will be attempted through the North Slope. Though it might take 10 hours, the climb is quite easy, with a climb through the glacier. We will return to Khare after summiting Mera Peak.
Day 17 Trek Thangnak (4350m) / Kote (3590m)
From Khare, we will trace our way back to Thangnak or Kote based on our stamina on the day.
Day 18 Trek Thuli Kharka (4300m)
On the 18th day, we will pave our ways to Kharka. The day includes ascending to a higher altitude.
Day 19 Trek Lukla (2850m)
To reach Lukla, we should pass the Zatra Pass. You will get an opportunity to enjoy Lukla legitimately on this day as the trek is relatively short.
Day 20 Fly Kathmandu
From Lukla, we will fly back to Kathmandu. The 35 minutes flight will be a standout amongst the most memorable flights of your life; giving you the most wonderful of views. At Kathmandu, we will have a goodbye dinner for you.
Day 21 Depart Kathmandu
On your last day of your stay in Nepal, we will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your safe voyage back home.
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