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17

Grade

Very Strenuous

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Mera Peak is another peak open for enthusiastic climbers who are looking for thrill beyond everyone’s cup of tea. This 6476 meter / 21247 ft mountain is not an easy mountain to climb. With a lot of crevasse at times and with knee deep snow, Mera Peak is absolutely an amazing mountain to conquer.

The journey of Mera Peak climbing begins from Lukla like the rest of the Everest trek. However, immediately after Lukla, the trail branches towards your destination. Compared to the mainstream trails of Everest, the trails of Mera is far more rural and underdeveloped. This being one of the reasons, you will get more of a natural experience.

This is another peak in the Everest region which could be ascended with minimum or no prior experience of climbing peaks. Also, Mera Peak is often said to be the highest trekking peaks in the region. With proper acclimatization and with proper guidance of ours, climbing to the height of above 6000 meters is merely a dream any more. Book your Mera Peak trek today with us!

trip overview

Trip Code: BT - 142 Total Duration: 17 days
Destination: Everest Region Best Time: March - May & Sept - Dec
Trip Grade: Very Strenuous Group Size: 2 - 12
Max Elevation: 6476 m

itinerary

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Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
On this day you arrive to Kathmandu and we transfer you to your accommodation. On this day you rest and rejuvenate of days to come. You can as well explore the surrounding and get to know a little about the country and culture. If you arrive early on this day, we will join for dinner in the evening. In case you arrive late on this day, the dinner will be arranged on day 2.
Accommodation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)

Trek preparation and last minute shopping
You will meet your trek leader on this day and he would brief you about trekking to Mera Peak. The back office staff will prepare all required permits for your trekking and you will do the last minute shopping for your trekking along with your guide. While our back office staff get ready preparing permits from the government offices, our guides help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to the most happening market in Kathmandu.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast only

Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730m/8,956ft): 40 mins flight, 5-6 hours trek
The trek begins immediately after you land in lukla and receive your luggage. Immediately out of Lukla, you begin descending to the bottom of the valley at around 2200 meters to the village of Surke. From Surke river, the trail begins to climb again. The trail is more or less left on its own and is not entirely inhabited. Crossing couple of small villages and scattered homes, you reach to the pass namely Chutok La. After almost 6 hours of walking with rests in between, we make it to Paiya. The accommodation in Paiya is very basic. Overnight in Paiya.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Paiya to Panggom (2,846m/9,337ft): 5-6 hours
Once again we begin our descent and we descend until you come across a small bridge. Beyond the bridge the trail is little damp, slippery and uphill. On the other hand, you make your way through beautiful forest of rhododendron and bamboo. The view of Dudh Koshi valley isn't less mesmerizing. With such pleasant views we keep walking towards the village of Panggom where people make living by farming and trading goods. The teahouses are very basic and functional only in season. Overnight in Oanggom.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m/9,393ft): 4-5 hours
The day begins by climbing out of the village once again. The first half of the trek, you will ascend all the way up to a pass namely Panggom La Pass and the rest of the day you will descend equal amount to reach Ningsow. Basically, neither you gain any altitude or lose any by the end of the day. Meanwhile, you will walk through beautiful tropical forest and climate. En route, you will come across small waterfall by the name of Nigsow waterfall and stream. The waterfall drop makes an excellent pond where you can cool yourself off on a warm summer day. After the stream you will reach to the village of Ningsow where you call it a night.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft): 7-8 hours
This day by far would be one of the longest day on the trek. You would ascent around 1100 meters in total and accommodate around just 300 meters higher than the previous day. The day’s walk is a rollercoaster ride and long just because there is no proper place in between for accommodation. Nevertheless, the first ever climb to one of the hills namely Ramailo Danda, which means fun hill in direct translation, offers excellent views of Mera Peak. Fact: The trail from Ningsow to Chattra Khola is also known as Pasang Lhamu trail. Also, if you are lucky enough you would be able to spot red pandas on your way. Overnight in Chattra Khola.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft): 6-7 hours
The end destination of today, Kothe, would be the first real village after Lukla. The day is short compared to the previous day. However, the first part of the trek is still steep and climbs through narrow trail. By lunch, you will have already climbed around 3600 mark. Meaning, after lunch the trail gets much easier than the first half. On the first half we walk on the trail by Majhang Khola which further merges to Hinku Khola. The lush green vegetation makes its way to more dry, rocky and arid landscape in Kothe. If weather permits, the views of Mera Peak from Kothe is show stealer. Overnight in Kothe.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft): 3-4 hours
You may feel a little cold from this day onwards. Hence, it is advised to pack your daypack accordingly. It is good to start with layers on and later can be taken off once warmed up. The trail is no more a roller coaster ride but gradual. The views get prettier and the landscape as well. The first half of the trek includes climbing the ridge of Hinku Khola reaching Gondishung. This is a temporary settlement of herders where we would stop for lunch. After lunch we further head toward our final destination. On our way we come across a 200 years old Lungshuma Gompa. Further down the trail is our final destination of Khare where we will be spending the night.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 3-5 hours
Although Thaknak to Khare is doable in 3 hours, it is not recommended to speed to Khare. In a matter of 3-4 hours, you will have ascended 700 meters. Do not be frightened by the sound of glacier breaking as it is a natural phenomenon and often happening. The glacier breakings are too far from the trail. Once out of Thaknak, we march towards Dig Glacier and Dig Kharka. You will be breath taken by the glacier, Charpate Himal as well as a lake formed by it. From here you will begin walking to another glacier by the name of Shar Glacier. The final climb to Khare is steep. Once is Khare, you can enjoy side trips in an around here.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Khare: Acclimatization and pre–climb training
The idea of remaining at Khare for this day is because to acclimatize and second to train for climbing Mera Peak. Although it is a rest day, you would wake up like usual and remain active. After breakfast, the team of sherpas would give you a small briefing about the equipments you would be using to ascend the peak. You would be showed on how to use your ropes, axes and harness and how to make different nodes. Furthermore, you would be trained how to act when climbing and at times of emergency. All in all this day would be fun filled day and will not include laborious acclimatization trip as it will be a big day next day. Overnight in Khare.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 6-7 hours
We would begin as early as 8 and head towards Mera High Camp. The trek to Mera Base camp from Khare is about 2 hours even with the slowest walk in the world added up with multiple rests in between. The trek immediately out of Khare is on dry and rocky landscape. In no time you will reach base camp of Mera Peak which is made of couple of tents on the edge of a huge rock and below the glacier. Depending upon the conditions, you may need to gear up from here on. The journey to the Mera High Camp is around 3 - 4 hours with slow pace and with multiple rests in between. You will mostly accommodated in tents and sleep in pairs. Overnight in Mera High Camp.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft): 8-9 hours
With the help of climbing gears and guidance of the Sherpa, it would take around 4-5 hours for you to reach the peak of Mera. The entire trek is more or less walk on the snow with few crevasse at times and technical at other. The last climb to the peak is the most difficult yet a very small climb. Once you are on the Mera Peak, you can enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains and of course the Everest. On a clear day, you can view 4 highest peaks in the region. After spending brief moment up in the peak, we will head back and follow the same route all the way to Khare and call it a night. Overnight in Khare.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Reserve Day for Contingency
This day is kept aside in case we are not able to ascend to the peak on day 12.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hours
We follow the same trail back and all the way to Kothe. We could have moved a little further but the trail ahead is long and arduous and requires much energy. Overnight in Kothe.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4,300 m/14,107ft): 5-6 hours
We begin our trek after breakfast and follow the same trail back. We walk along the streams and little bit up and little bit down. Finally we arrive in Thuli Kharka where we will spend our night.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Thuli Kharla to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass: 6-7 hours
The begins by climbing towards the Zatrwa La pass 4600 meters. From the pass, you will be able to view the lovely settlement of Lukla and the surrounding mountains. From the top of the pass the trail again descends to Chutang. From the village of Chutang, the walk to Lukla is almost straight forwards. Overnight in Lukla.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.

Fly to Kathmandu
We will board an early morning flight, as early as 7 - 8 a.m. The flight to Kathmandu is of half an hour. Once you land in Kathmandu and collect your luggage, our vehicle will escort you from the airport to your hotel. Once we drop you at the hotel, your Mera Peak expedition would officially come to an end. Thank you for making Budget Trekking your travel partner in Nepal.
Accommodation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast only

cost includes

  • All government and local taxes
  • National park permit, TIMS and climbing permit
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • English speaking Trekking Guide and climbing sherpa
  • All accommodations on the trails and  3 times meals during the trek
  • Shoes, helmet, crampons and axes for climbing
  • Ropes, accommodation, food while on peak climbing
  • Packed lunch and basic meals while climbing the peak
  • 3 Cups Tea while on the Trail
  • Best available local lodges / Teahouse  in mountain
  • 2 way flight
  • Taxi to and from airport  
  • A certificate for summiting the peak
  • Garbage   

cost excluded

  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, mineral water  etc)
  • Additional food
  • Porters
  • Tips for guide
  • Anything else that is not mentioned on what is included

Important Notes

  • This trip starts in Kathmandu on Day 1 at 2pm. This allows time after the joining meeting to explore Kathmandu.
  • Due to the demands of travelling at high altitudes a Passenger Self Assessment Form is required for this trip.
  • A single supplement is available on this trip and is applicable only to nights spent in Kathmandu.
  • Please bring 2 passport sized photos to your joining meeting for your trekking permits.
  • In case of weather conditions leading to cancellations or delays in flights, this trip will operate on an alternate itinerary. Please see Day 1 of the itinerary for more details.
  • You must bring an emergency fund of 500 USD in cash with you on this trip, which you may need to use in case of delayed or cancelled flights.
  • We advise allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions.
  • The minimum age for this trip is 20 at time of travel.

Essential Trip Information

  • The trip begins from Kathmandu
  • You need to arrive at least 2 days prior to your scheduled trek initiation date
  • You will begin your trip from day 2 of your arrival and only after signing necessary formalities
  • You need to bring along at least 2 passport sized pictures and hand it to the company on day 2.
  • In case of trek cancellation or trek forfeit due to unseen circumstances, we shall compensate with an alternate itinerary or activities.
  • You need to bring along at least 500 dollars additional in cash. The funds will help you in case of delayed flights or unseen circumstances
  • You need to aware of the company of any medical conditions developed recently
  • You need to be of age 15 and above to join this trip
  • You are advised to have at least 3-4 days towards the end of the trip. This is because of uncertainty of flights from Lukla.
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