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Mera Peak Climbing

Trip Introduction

Mera peak is located in the east of Khumbu trekking trail of Everest region. The climbing peak is standing (6,461m)  and one of the highest trekking peak in Nepal.This peak has a consuming fascination for some who wish to climbing a major peak in the Khumbu region. It is a somewhat challenging and will be the exhilarating experience. Though the climbing here does not require very technical knowledge but you should have some experience and skills concerning climbing instruments such as ice axe rope and crampons. 

 

We start in Lukla and as we follow the path it  crosses high ridges and  deep gorges in Everest region the native soil of legendary climbers ‘Sherpas’ before entering to the isolated wilderness of Hinku Valley. Annually 700 foreigners make an attempt to climb Mera peak which demands preliminary mountaineering experience and a special permit from Nepal Mountaineering Association. J.O.M Roberts, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay where the first masters who got victory over Mera peak in 20 May 1953.

 

Before we start our climb to Mera peak we organize a basic climbing course so that all of our climbers have basic and advance climbing knowledge so they get confidence to get triumph over the summit. In the weather condition is good we can climb the peak and descend back in the same day. From the pinnacle of Mera peak we can have the outstanding view of Mt Everest,(8848m), Mt Lhotse,(8516m) Mt  Makalu,(8463m and Mt Cho Oyu(8201). Mera peak climbing is a three nights tented camping trek, our kitchen staffs aretrainablenand good experience where they will serve you fresh, hygienic and testy food.   

 

Facts trip

Elevation: 6,461m/21,825 ft.

Region: Everest/ Khumbu Himal

The Route: KTM- Lukla- Chutanga - Mera Peak - Tuli Karkha - Lukla

Best Season: Sept - Dec. & April to june.

Duration: 18 Days

Trek type: mping+Teahouse

Max Altitude: 6461 m.

Mode of Travel: Flight

Grade: Adventure Climbing

 

Detailed Itinerary


Day 01: Arrivl in Kathmandu.

Arrive into Kathmandu and so after about a 45 minute bus journey to the 
heart of the city and check into the hotel there is time for a cup of 
tea, shower and then a chance to see the tourist district of Kathmandu 
by night as we go for dinner before an early night!



Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.

A day in Kathmandu where we will take you to Swayambhunath which is a Buddhist stupa and Monastery, which is over 2000 years old and one of the oldest in the world. Here is a great chance to see across the valleys, see some monkeys and begin to learn about this fascinating country. The afternoon will be spent getting for the trek and some time to relax and make sure all the kit and packing is complete. Also the first time you can go shopping which in Thamel is an adventure in itself!


Day 03:Trek to Chutanga (3,430m) Trekking time 5-6 hours.

Our first day of trekking is quite easy which takes us to eastwards. Passing through number of villages and dense forests we come across Nau Lekh also known as Kalo Himal Ridge. On this portion we will closely follow our guide as there are number of paths leading away from the main trail. The whole area is known as Chutanga which literally means summer pasture. Overnight at tented cam


Day 04: Chuttanga to Chhetra (4100m.) trekking time 6-7hrs.  

It almost like yesterday and except you get some downhill as well along the forest. You start the morning with 3 to 4 hour ascent to pass of Chattra La at 4290m (La means pass). From the pass you can enjoy the iconic mountain views before your 2 hour descent to Chattra camp.


Day 05: Chhatra to Kothe ( 3490m) Trekking time 5-6hrs.

This morning you start off with some downhill. The walking trail descends for about 5 hours through mixed forest down to the river valley. From here you ascend again for about 1 hour, following the river all the way to Kothe. You will see good mountain views today as well and you get your first view of Mera peak.


Day 06: Kothe to Thagnan(4360m) Trekking time 6to 7 hours.

which takes around 5 to 6 hours. We walk along the west bank of Hinku Drangka eventually leaving the forests. We cross the small bridge to reach Gondishung(4350m) which is the summer settlement of Thagnag. Gondishung has a enthralling 200 year old monastery beneath a rock overhang. The trek continues for another hour passing Lungasamba as the valley narrows between the flanks of Kusum Kanguru(6369m) to the west and shortened far western peak of Mera(6255m). Finally we reach at Thagnag which is a small settlements made by Yak herders. Here we find few tea house cartering the needs of travelers and porters. 


Day 07: Rest day at Thagnan for acclimatization. 
 
A rest morning, you don't need to pack your things again, today is for letting your bodies rest and acclimatize. If you are feeling good and like to get active in the Himalayas, you could go for an acclimatization walk, or explore the village with the scenic view of Himalayas.



Day 08: Thagnak – Khare (4415m) 5-6hrs. trekking time 4 to 5 hours.
 
Today’s trail is all going up to Kharka. You ascend for about 2 hours to Di Kharka and then you have a small steep climb, about 2 hours to Khare. To take your mind off the ascent, you have amazing views of Mera Peak, Kusum Kangaru and many more mountain range to the deep valley. A good day to enjoy being in the alpine zone and get a good rest at your overnight stop in Khare.



Day 09: Rest day at Khare for acclimatization. 

Today is another day for rest before ascending to high summit and let your body adjust to the altitude. Use the time to check your climbing gear or do a day hike from Khare.



Day 10: Trek to Mera  Base Camp (5,300m) which takes 4 hrs.

The path is zigzag which bring us to the Mera Glacier. From here we must use crampons for 15 minutes to climb the 30 to 35 degree ice to reach the plateau that leads us to Mera La (5,415m). Normally, the pass will be covered with snow  from Nov.- April. Again the views from the pass are spectacular.  We descend about 100m towards the Hongu side and set up the base camp (5,300m) in the moraine below the ice. We embrace the spectacular scenery of snow-slope and the panorama of Himalayan peaks.



Day 11: Trek to Mera High Camo(5800m) trekking time 3 hrs.

we continue our trek for another 3 hours which take us to High Camp beneath Mera Peak. From here one can see the spectacular vista of Makalu, Everest, Nuptse. If the weather is fair from High Camp we will have the panorama of Kanchanjunga in the far east. Overnight camping at High Camp.


Day 12: Summit and Down to Khare which takes 11 to 12 hours.

Early in the morning after having breakfast we will conquer the summit of Mera(6476m) . Though the distance does not look far the climb requires much of a hard work and all the preparation and positive attitude will pay off here. It takes 4 to 6 hours for summit. For the summit we start to trek from 2 am to 5 am in the morning. As the sun rises we can see the incredible vista across to Baruntse(7129m) , Nau Lekh(6360m) and Makalu(8481m). After conquering the summit we climb down to Khare. The exact schedule depends on many factors including the weather, condition of the route and condition of the members.



Day 13: Khare to Kothe (3490m) Trekking time 5 to 6 hours.

After a successful expedition on Mera Peak we climb down through Hinku valley to Gothey(3600m). On the way we can see the panoramic vista of Himalayan valley and majestic mountains. Overnight at Kothey in the camp.                                                               



Day 14: Kothe to Chattra (4100m.) 6-7hrs. 

Today you retrace the trail to Chattra, all the way descent down and down along the pine forest, rhododendron forest, loose stone rocky trail. We left the Mera mountain back and getting close to Lukla. Best view of Mt. Kongde and dudh Koshi valley with Lukla bazaar. Trekking time, approx 7 hours.



Day 15: Chattra to Lukla (2800m) 4 to 5 hours. 

Today you retrace the trail to Lukla and, as this will be the last time you see some of your crew, you will no doubt have a party to celebrate a successful expedition.



Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu.

An early start to the airport and weather permitting a flight back to Kathmandu. We will arrive back to hotel mid morning and a welcome shower and clean clothes will be waiting for you. The rest of the day will be at your leisure with lunch, shopping in the Thamel and adjusting to civilization!



Day 17: Kathmandu sightseeing

Today after a leisurely start we will continue the tour of Kathmandu by visiting the largest Buddhist stupa in the world. Boudhanath stupa is a world heritage site and a place which is an amazing place to see Buddhism and understand more about not only the religion but the Nepali culture.A group dinner will be had in the evening to celebrate the end 
of the trek.


Day 18: Depart

Return to the home. Extra days are available at your own cost but we will be happy to arrange this for you.

 

FLIGHT

For all the Everest Treks you will be flying from Kathmandu to Lukla and then at the end of the trek you will need to do the return flight. This flight is very weather dependent and can be delayed or cancelled at short notice if the weather is not suitable for this mountain flight. At Top of the World Treks we will do our best to manage this situation and if your flight is cancelled we will do all we can to get you on the next available flight. It maybe be possible for a helicopter to be charted but this will be at an extra cost and up to the group at the time.  We plan extra days into our itineraries in case this happens but you are also welcome to plan extra days if you wish.

We can arrange sightseeing and tours in Kathmandu if you wish on these extra days.If the weather continues to see cancellation then it must be decided on the group whether to continue to wait or transfer the trek to another range - such as Annapurna or Langtang.  We will fully advise you if this becomes the case.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

Please be aware that your safety while in Nepal is our number one propriety.  All itineraries are subject to change if there are safety concerns, health concerns of people in the group and/or weather concerns.  This will be decided by the trek leader but we will always discuss the options with the group where possible to ensure peoples wises are taken into account, however the Treks leader decision is final. Email-info@topoftheworldtreks.com

Cost Includes

We understand that after a hard day trekking the need for some comfort is very important. At Top of the World Treks we only use the best possible accommodation and also food.  We allow our customers to chose from the menu and eat what they would like and this is included in the cost of the trip. We choose places with the best hygiene possible. 

If your trip includes camping we will take a train chef and kitchen staff to ensure the food is also to the highest standard although choices from a menu will not be available.

 

This price includes the following:

Four nights accommodation in a three star Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast. This will be for the two nights before trek and two nights after trek.

All accommodation whilst on trek.

You are able to choose any food, any tea and coffee from menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Trekking permits, National Park fees and Peak Climbing Permit  if needed.

Internal Flight for Members, Guige  and Assistant  Guide

Kathmandu –Lukla and Lukla - Kathmandu Round flight ticket.

All domestic  airport taxes.

Peak climbing Guide and Trekking guide  equipment and salary

One   Assistance Guide who support to pitch tents and guarding camp at night / as per group size.

One  Cook and One  kitchen supporter/s as per group size.

Required kitchen utensils

Cooking fuel and lighting service

Required portage service to carry tents, food stuffs, fuels & kitchen utensils Necessary  tent and equipment

All the staff insurance, well paid salary, equipment, transportation.

All the transporting.

Government taxes and service charge.

Medical supplies (first aid kit) info@topoftheworldtreks.com

Cost Not Includes

Nepal visa.

International airfare.

Travel and rescue Insurance

 Hire of climbing equipment if not bringing own.

Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure.

All the hotel accommodation or meals in Kathmandu.( in the case return early from trek due to any reason)

Personal expenses( bar bills, coke, beer, bottle of water, phone call, laundry service etc.

Tips for guide porter.

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    Equipment Check – List

     

    What clothing and equipment to take is one of the things that people worry the most about!  We can advise you and help you and it does of course depend on the time of year, the area, the altitude and how many days you are trekking/climbing. When you arrive in Kathmandu we will go through all your equipment to ensure that it is correct for your trip. In Thamel (the tourist area of Kathmandu where you will be staying) there is an abundance of shops seeling equipment and clothing so if anything is forgotten it can easily be sourced.It is also possible to hire climbing equipment and also items such as down jackets, and sleeping bags saving you a large purchase.

     

    The following equipment list is suggested and necessary for both camping and tea house  treks. Use this list as a guide line.The basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you  should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag,  should weight no more than 15kg. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. 

     

    GENERAL CHECK - LIST

    The following  basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you  should  always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag,  should weight no more than 15 kilograms. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. Use your own experience and judgment  to make your decision.

    -Light and expedition weight thermal tops.

    -Fleece jacket or pullover.

    -fleece wind –stopper Jacket (optional)

    -Waterproof  sheel jacket (preferably breathable fabric)

    -Lightweight thermal gloves.

    -Underwear (4)

    -Shorts (2)

    -Lightweight cotton long trousers / pants .

    -Light and expedition  weight thermal bottoms.

    -Sun hat or Scarf.

    -Warm fleece hat or light balaclava.

    -T- shirt (2)

    -Thin, light weight (inner socks) (4).

    -Sunglasses with UV protection.

    -Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees ¾ season

    -Head lamp (eg petzl) Spare bulbs and batteries.

    -Small padlock  to lock trek bag.

    -Basic first aid kit(see First aid medicine bellow)

    -Plastic bags –for keeping items dry inside trek bag.

    -Daypack ( 35 to 40 litters/ 2500 to 3000 cubic inches.)

    -Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad.

    -water bottles.

    -Tolietries.

    -Small wash towel.

    -Footwear appropraite to the trip.

    -Waterproof  shell trousers / pants. (Preferably  berathable fabric)

     

    TREKKING  CHECK LIST

    In addition to the items listed in our general check list you will need to take the following on your trekking trip:

    -Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof sheel  outer.

    -Down vest and/ or jacket (optional).

    -Fleece or wool trousers/ pants.

    -Trekking/ hiking boods with spare laces.

    -Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)

    - Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and /or sandals.

    -Gaiters (optional).

    -Telescopic trekking/ ski poles (optional)

     

    MOUNTAINERING / CLIMBING CHECK LIST

    In addition to the checklists for general trekking equipment above, and depending  on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:

    -Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step – in bindings ) with front points.

    -Mountaineering  Safety harness.

    -Mountaineering  Ice axe(60 to 75 cms long – depending on your height and personal  preference).

    -120 cms (4ft) climbing sling and to locking and unlocking  caravines.

    -Telescopic ski – sticks (optional).

    -Prussik loops .

    -Climbing helmet (optional).

    -Jumer (Ascender & Descender).

    -Pocket Knife.

    -Head lamp.

    -Mattress.

    -Rope and Snow bars.

    -Ice crew.

    -High altimeter.

     

    Most if not all of this equipment will be needed  for any  trip that  crosses steep, snow – covered  ground, or which includes sections  of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than fifteen kilos of trekking equipment dose not include your plastic boots, ice axe , Crampons ot herness/ carabiners . During the trek, climbing hard wear will be carried separately from your personal trek bag, in group bags untill needed.

     

    EQUIPMENT  RENTAL

    In order to minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use  again, equipmeent rental and buying is possible in Kathmandu. You find them lot cheaper  than you find in europe and in Usa. Shops in Thamel offer a wide range of equipment available for rent and buy. Here is some cost which give you an aidea of the cost to rent in Kathmandu.

    -Sleeping bags.

    -Down Jackets.

    -All purpose mountaineering Ice axe (60 – 70 cms)

    -Ice hummer.

    -Climbing Harness .

    -2 looking Carabiners , Climbing Sling.

    -12 – point Crampons.

    -Plastic Climbing boots.

    -Helmet.

     

    FIRST AID MEDICINE

    -Bandage for Sprains.

    -Plaster/ Band- aids.

    -Iodine or Water filter(optional)

    -Moleskin/ Second skin – for blisters.

    -Antiseptic ointment for cuts.

    -Anti- bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

    -Aspirin/ paractamol- general painkiller.

    -Oral rehydration salts.

    -Broad – spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin).

    -Anti  - diarrhea medication (antibiotic).

    -Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional).

    -Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria.

    -Diamox  (Altitude sickness – can be  bought in Kathmandu.

    -Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution).

    - For more details  please see our  staying healthy  topic. Email-info@topoftheworldtreks.com

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