Why not come and challenge yourself with Mera Peak Climbing, Nepal’s highest trekking peak, Mera Peak (6,476 m/21,210 ft), and be rewarded with outstanding beauty along the way? Mera Peak (6,476 m/21,210 ft) is not a technically demanding peak like but takes a long time to reach on the summit. This 21-day trek and climb has 16 days of actual trekking and 2 days of peak climbing.
This Journey for Climbing Mera Peak takes us through the virgin forest of the stunning Hinku Valley. The valley is incredibly beautiful, and the trekking route provides excellent acclimatization for the Mera Peak summit itself. It is a tough "push" to the summit, but the rewards are there to be seen. From the summit, the views are truly surreal across a vast stretch of the Himalayas. Five 8,000-meter peaks are clearly visible from the summit, including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.
Himalaya Heart Treks organized its first climbing trip to Mera Peak in 2006, and since then we have led many successful trips every year. Our itinerary is carefully designed with a steady ascent and a separate day set aside in Khare to allow plenty of time for acclimatization before the climb to come.
Mera Peak Climbing is an excellent option for anyone who is fit and has a moderate degree of mountaineering experience. It is a challenge mainly due to its elevation, but the technical mountaineering skills required are minimal. You do need stamina and fitness to attempt this Mera Peak Climbing, and some idea of climbing would be useful but not essential. Our seasoned Sherpa mountain guides provide us with basic mountaineering training before the actual summit. The best time for attempting Mera Peak Climbing is during the spring and autumn seasons, when the skies are generally clear.
One of our team will welcome you at the airport to take you to your hotel where you will meet your guide and we can talk about the trip in more detail and answer any questions you may have. The rest of the day is free to relax and perhaps discover the bazaar and surrounding areas.
Today there is a full day sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley touring its premium destinations that have managed to find a place in the UNESCO world’s heritage list. We begin with Swayambhunath climbing its stairs which are said to encompass the 13 paths to reach enlightenment. The Hindu Heritage of Pashupatinath is next on our list resonating in the prayers of thousands who visit the temple each day. We head towards Kathmandu Durbar Square to witness a Historical Journey encompassing generations of Nepalese Kings before ending our journey at Boudhanath well known for its sunset views.
We leave from our hotel to the airport for the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. This is one of the most spectacular flights in the world, with the snow line of the Himalayan range to the north and the rugged foothills of Nepal immediately below and stretching away to the south in the distance. The landing at Lukla Airstrip, 2,866 m / 9,403ft only ups the adrenalin and adds considerably to the general excitement and expectation. On arrival we sort ourselves out with the crew and sort out the baggage.
On leaving Lukla, we take a sharp left and head south, descending through rhododendron forests, stunning in the springtime as the blanket the hillsides in colour. There are dramatic views of the Dudh Khosi cutting deep through the steep forested valley on the way. It takes around an hour on a winding trail down to Surke, 2,339m/7,674ft. Surke Khola provides a good spot for refreshments. a light lunch with views of Mount Kumbila, 5,761m/18,900ft, looking back up the valley beyond Namche. From here It is a gradual climb of around 2-3 hours to Chotak La, 2,945 m /9,662ft, and from Chotka a further hour to reach Puiyan, 2,835m/9,301ft. Puiyan is an attractive village with a scattering of lodges and our overnight stop. Overnight Lodge.
Today begins with a gradual climb, after about an hour or so of walking and after crossing the Poya Khola, we turn off the main Jiri-Namche trail and onto a trail which is the old trade route to Tibet, we trek on climbing up to a ridgeline which overlooks the Khare Khola. From here we have great views of the old Everest expedition walk-in route from Jiri along with the dramatic Dudh Kosi (‘milk river’). We need to cross the Khari La, 3,081m/10,108ft, before descending through a spectacular ly beautiful Rhododendron forest to Kharte, 2,683m/8,802ft. From here we leave the main trail and begin contouring to the east. We take lunch by a subsidiary stream of the Khari Khola. After lunch, we contour round the hillside through oak forest for around an hour and then there is a steady climb for around fourty five minutes up to the attractive farming and trading village of Pangom. Overnight Lodge.
It is a fairly short climb of around half an hour up through rhododendron forest to reach the top of Pangkongma La, (pass) 3,178m/10,426ft. From here we get our first views of our summit to come impressive, Snow-Capped Mera Peak. From the pass we have a steep descent for around thirty minutes to the village of Sibuje, 2,770m/9,088ft and from here Sibuje the trail meanders along the forested river valley to reach Najing Dingma. Overnight Lodge.
Today we begin with another steep climb to a tea shop at Bhairum Danda at 3,280m/10,761ft. This is a fantastic view point with stunning all round views of the peaks and valleys. We continue on climbing to the highest point for the day at 3,350m/10,991ft, before a steep descent back down to the river and a welcome rest for lunch . After lunch there is a roller coaster up and down trail through a beautiful forest, there are some quite steep sections. As the trekking day comes to an end we cross the river on a bridge made from a huge tree trunk to reach Cholem Pati.
Heading north we follow the Hinkhu Khola, trekking through lush damp moss hung forest with many ups and downs as we negotiate the side valleys and rocky ridges. Your overall height gradually increases until finally, after crossing a broad ridge of mixed forest we reach the sandy, boulder strewn area of Khola Kharka. Overnight Lodge.
Today we head up the valley which involves many ups and downs and it is around here that people begin to feel the mild affects of the altitude. Finally we arrive at Kote, a small village with a handful of newly built lodges located on a small Plateau.
We begin trekking gradually uphill besides the Hinku Kola on a rocky boulder-strewn path. The scenery changes today, from the green valley woodlands of the last few days to more scrub like conditions and moraine as we go above 4,000m/13,000ft. The air gets thinner and it is likely we will feel the altitude today as we move up. We have superb views of Kyashar, 6,800m/22,309ft, and Kusum Karguru, 6,100m/20,013ft, at the head of the valley. After approximately 5 hours of slogging up we reach the settlement of Tangnag and its collection of huts and lodges. Overnight Lodge.
We take the day getting used to the altitude there are some side treks up the valley.
We leave Tangnag and trek up to the head of the valley there is then a steep half hour’s climb. The rewards here are many some fabulous panoramic mountain scenery to take in and enjoy as we gradually trek our way to Khare, 5,000m/16,404ft, at the head of the valley. There are a collection of huts and lodges . From here we can see the start of the route we will be taking climbing towards the ridge en route to the Mera La. Overnight Lodge.
Another day to adjust to the high conditions, it is vitally important that these days are taken to maximize the chances of a successful summit and also to minimize any problems on the ascent of Mera. There is a big difference between 5000 meters and 6200 meters, We can either trek up the ridge behind the campsite for an hour or so, or walk up towards Mera Base Camp. Your mountain Sherpa will advise on the possibilities.
Trek up to the glacier and cross glacier to High Camp, 5,800m/19,029ft - 6-7 hours.
Summit day! Climb Mera Peak, 6,476m/21,246ft. Descend and trek to Mera La, 5,400m/16,404ft - 9-10 hours.
Trek to Tangnag.
Trek to Kote.
Rest day / Spare day.
Trek to Tuli Kharka, 4,300m/14,107ft - 6-7 hours.
Trek back to Lukla over the Zetra La, 4,500m/14,764ft - 7 hours.
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.
The main seasons for trekking are the spring (Mar to May) and autumn (Sep to Nov) when you’ll have clear skies and superb mountain views. The winter (Dec to Feb) is also a great time to visit these months offer a unique experience and fewer crowds but lower altitude treks are better at this time of year as its cold at night.
(Jun to Aug), Most of Nepal experiences heavy rain for a few hours each day. It’s humid, wet, and the trails in the lower regions (Ghorepani, Ghandruk, Langtang, etc) can be quite muddy. If you don’t mind the rain you’ll have the trails to yourself, the skies often clear up in the morning, and certain treks offer stone-paved trails that drain the rain and make for easy trekking. Also, certain regions, like Mustang and the upper reaches of Everest, lie in the rainshadow of the Himalaya and receive little rain but views however are still likely to be restricted.
The main trekking regions of Everest / Annapurna / Langtang have Wi Fi facilities on the major trekking routes. There will be times when trekking in remote areas when it is not available.
Many sites on Google speak about 2.500 meters as when problems may arise. In our experience this is misleading you may feel a slight headache but rarely anything more that a painkiller won’t relieve. If we are talking about the possibility of contracting a more severe form of altitude sickness it is likely to occur over 4.000 meters and once again rare and easily resolved by descending to a lower altitude. Altitude sickness describes several symptoms that happen to your body when you’re exposed to a higher elevation within a short period of time. When people are traveling or either climbing to a higher elevation quickly. The higher you climb, the lower the air pressure and oxygen levels get. Our bodies can handle the shift, but they need time to gradually adjust. Himalaya Heart Treks carefully designs treks to minimise any risk. Having said that genrally people will experience the following to a lesser or higher degree.
Lack of Appetite/ Nausea / Fatigue / Shortness of Breath
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Private Tours are tailor-made itineraries built by us around your travel dates and Personal Interests, whereas group trips are pre-packaged and depart on specific dates. Group Trips are also open for others to join, whereas private trips are just for you. You will find a list of fixed departure dates on our website.
For most nationalities visa can be obtained on arrival in Kathmandu. It takes around 45 minutes and is the most convenient way to get your visa you will need passport size photos.. You can also apply for a visa in advance from a local Nepali consulate in your country if you’d like to have everything arranged in advance.
15 Days – 25 USD
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For Mountain Flights, you’re allowed 5 kg. carry-on to the plane and 10 kg. for checked-in luggage. For Non-Mountain Sector Flights, the check-in allowance increases to 20-25 kg.
Himalaya Heart Treks organise complete tours, meaning everything is taken care of from the moment you arrive in Nepal to the moment you leave, including all of your accommodation in a three star Hotel. If you require better accommodation please let us know and we can arrange this and adjust the tour cost accordingly. Each of our tour pages shows clearly what is and what is not included in the tour price.
Personal Expenses (Tips, Soft Drinks, Bar Bills, Laundry, Telephone Calls, Donations, and Extra Snacks, etc) are not included in your tour price. When checking a particular trek page on our website we have clearly stated what is and what is not included. If you’re going trekking, the only things you’ll need to pay for out of pocket are wifi and battery charging (when available), extra meals outside of what’s included, Alcohol, and Soft Drinks and perhaps hot showers.
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