Climbing Mera Peak
Climbing Mera Peak – A fabulous climbing with less technical and minimal objective danger on the highest trekking peak in Nepal.
Climbing Mera Peak attracts trekkers for hiking in the remote parts of Khumbu and experiencing the climbing on the high Himalayas. Mera peak expedition has become more popular mainly for the peak being the highest trekking peak in Nepal. The peak is a good choice among the novice climbers. One of the reasons for becoming climbing Mera peak so popular is that the peaks requires almost no technical skills.
Trekking to Mera peak base camp offers spectacular mountain scenery. The trekking passes through green terraced villages, beautiful pasture lands, green and lush forests.Unlike other trekking peaks in Khumbu region, climbing Mera peak requires to cross two high passes. Zetrwa La ( 4450m.) occurs within a few days hiking after we start the trekking from Lukla. Crossing over another high pass, Mera la ( 5415m.) takes us to the base camp of Mera peak. Snowy condition on the high passes and the slopes, specially in the beginning of spring season make climbing Mera peak more challenging.
Climbing Mera peak like other peaks in Khumbu region begins with the exciting flight to Lukla. Following the trail that passes through scarce remote villages, pasture lands, we cross a high pass, Zetrwa la ( 4450m. ) in a few days. The pass could pose a threat of altitude sickness to some trekkers. Rest day and acclimatization is vital to overcome this obstacle. Khare, the last human settlement in climbing Mera peak proves to be most significant camp for safety in case of heavy snow fall in the region. Crossing over Mera La (5415m.) is equally challenging to reach the base camp of Mera Peak. We organize fully guided Mera peak climbing trip with strong support of trekking and climbing staff to make the trip a great satisfaction to our valued clients.
Climbing Mera Peak Route Details
Climbing Mera peak requires ascending on Mera La to proceed towards the base camp at 5,300m. on the Hongu side. Mera Glacier at 5800m. serves the base camp for ascending the peak. The high camp itself offers the majestic panorama of Baruntse, Makalu, Chamlang, Kanchanjunga, Kangtega, Cho Oyu and Amadablam.. Climbing Mera peak mainly consists of hiking on wide snow plateau in most of the sections of the peak. We mainly use main ropes for the most part while climbing Mera peak. Only a bit of steep climbing is required near the summit where the fixed ropes will be used as necessary. The summit of Mera peak offers the spectacular views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Kanchanjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Chamlang and more.
Though climbing Mera peak is not technical, heavy snow conditions in spring season and crevasses could make some challenges due to its remote and geological setting. The climbing route can be easily lost in case of heavy snow falling. The trekking route to the base camp for Mera peak climbing has the most of the snow in Khumbu region compared to the other base camps of the trekking peaks. The experienced climbing guide from Ang Rita Trek will advise you all the safety measures and demonstrate the basic mountaineering skills before climbing Mera peak.
Name of the Trip: Climbing Mera Peak
Region: Everest Region
Duration: 19 Days
Activities: Trekking & Climbing
Difficulty Level: Easy Climbing
Best Season: April, May/September, OctoberEnquire This Trip
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Meeting at the airport and transfer to a hotel. A briefing of the trekking trip at a convenient time.
Day 02: Kathmandu – Lukla – Chutanga ( 3050m. ): 4 – 5 hrs.
Flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) with spectacular views of breathtaking Himalayas. Descend for 3 hours and steep up for one hour to Chutanga with great views of Numbur (6957m), Karyolung (6511m), Kwangde (6011m ).
Day 04: Acclimatization Day
Hike up towards Zetrwa la ( 4450m. ) for acclimatization and return to Chutanga.
Day 05: Chutanga – Thulikharka ( 4300m. ); 6 – 7 hrs.
Steep climbing up passing yak pasturelands and bushes to Zetrwa la with magnificent views of . Karyolung and Lumding Himal. Further hike and descend to Thulikharka.
Day 6 Thulikharka – Mousamkharka ( 3700m. ); 5 – 6 hrs.
The trail descends through rhododendron and pine forest, no human settlement on the trail but with good views of Kusum Kangaru, Peak 43 and Hinku Valley.
Day 07: Mausamkharka – Thagnak ( 4350m. ); 5 – 6 hrs.
Hike on narrow trail through the side of the mountain and pass through the pasture lands and the patches of the jungle.
Day 08: Rest day at Thagnak
Explore around Thagnak and spend the rest of day for acclimatization.
Day 09: Thagnak – Khare ( 5099m. ); 5 – 6 hrs.
Hike through lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Khraka with views of Charpate Himal. Further climbing through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then to Khare (5,099m).
Day 10: Khare – Base Camp ( 5300m. ); 4 – 5 hrs.
Ascend for three hours to Mera La (5,415m) and great views of Himalayas from the pass. Descending for three hours to Hongu side to set up the base camp at 5,300m. in the moraine.
Day 11: Base Camp – High camp ( 5700m. ); 4 – 5 hrs.
Hike through rocky trail to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn and set up high camp.
Day 12: Summit (6476m.)– Base Camp (5300m.)
Start early morning hiking on the flat land on snow and gradually ascend with main rope. Some steep climbing near the summit but relatively easy. Magnificent panorama of the Himalayas including; Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchanjunga. Descend to base camp and enjoy the hot meal.
Day 13: Spare Day for Summit
Use the spare day as contingency if case of bad weather or for other reasons.
Day 14: Base Camp – Thagnak ( 4350m. ); 6 – 7 hrs.
Ascend to Mera la and then descend through moraines and further descend more steeply to Khare and then to Thagnak.
Day 15: Thagnak – Thasingdingma ( 3500m. ); 6 – 7 hrs.
Pass through the pasture lands and the patches of the jungle along the hill side and further below beautiful pine and rhododendron forest to Thasingdingma.
Day 16: Thasingdingma – Chutanga ( 3050m. ); 7 – 8 hrs.
Gradual ascend to Thulikharka and pass Zetrwa la and steeply descend to Chutanga.
Day 17: Chutanga – Lukla ( 2800m. ); 3 – 4 hrs.
Gradually ascend to Lukla and wrap up the trip.
Day 18: Lukla – Kathmandu
Fly Lukla – Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Farewell dinner at one of the finest typical Nepali restaurant with culture program.
Day 19: Airport Transfer
Transfer to the airport for departure.
Note: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight may be delayed by few hours or even cancelled due to bad weather condition. You should be prepared for such flight delays or cancellations. We will do our best to avoid such conditions. In case of flight cancellation, we will try to get you on the flight for the next day. Getting early flight for the next day may be not possible during the high season. We can arrange flight by helicopter as well with extra cost. If we have a group of 4- 5 people, we can charter helicopter for you to fly from Kathmandu – Lukla or vice versa. It will be advisable to have extra days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking. Ang Rita Trek & Expedition can arrange you cultural / adventure tours (such as sightseeing tours, rafting, jungle safari, ) with extra cost if the extra days are not used for the flight conditions to Lukla and back.
If the flight is delayed and cancelled for several days which could disturb your onward journey, you are free to choose trekking in Annapurna, Langtang and other regions and Ang Rita Trek & Expedition will arrange the alternative trek for you as soon as possible.
Cost will be provided on request.
The cost includes:
- International and domestic airport arrivals and departures
- Accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan ( as per the choice of the trekkers )
- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight fare including airport tax
- All necessary paperwork for permit ( Peak permit, national park entrance ).
- Climbing guide’s equipment allowance and wages
- Group climbing gears ( ropes, snow bars, ice screws etc. )
- High food
- Accommodation at the hotels / lodges in the trekking trail.
- amping arrangement at base camp ( cook. Kitchen boy, tents, mattresses, food, fuel, kitchen and camping equipment )
- All meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner ) in the trekking
- An experienced English speaking trek leader ( trekking guide ) and assistant trekking guide ( 4 trekking members ),
- Porters ( one porter between two trekkers ) to carry luggage including their meals, accommodation, wages, equipment and accident insurance.
- First aid medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Farewell dinner
The cost does not include:
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Members personal climbing gears
- Nepal visa fee
- Excess baggage charges for the domestic flight
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel and rescue insurance for trekking members
- Any additional expenses due to domestic flight delay or cancellation
- Any other expenses of personal nature ( phone calls, laundry, bar bills, hot shower and boiled water in the trekking ).
- Gratuity for the trekking staffs