Mera Peak/ 21 days, 6476m

Mera Peak is located in the Himalayas, in the Sagarmatha region, in Barun National park area. It is one of the most beautiful peaks and Nepali highest trekking permitted peak. Technically it is not difficult to climb but physically you need to be fit. The journey starts with a short flight to Lukla. Most of the trail goes through Rhododendron, Oak, and Jennifer’s forest. On the way you can see Mera glacier, alpine lake and the Sherpa cultures. The view from the summit of Mera Peak is one of the finest in the Himalaya with five more than 8000m peaks visible: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Kangchenjunga.

J.O.M Roberts and Sen Tenzing made the first successul ascent of Mera Peak on 20 May 1953.The route they use is still in use for climber. The region was first explored extensively by British expeditions in the early 50s before and after the ascent of Everest. Members of those teams included also Edmund Hillary and Eric Shipton. Jimmy Roberts (1916-1997) was probably the person who can take most of the credit for establishing the trekking industry in Nepal in the early 1960s. He was posthumously awarded the “Sagarmatha (Everest) National Award” by the government in May 2005.

The standard route from the north involves high altitude glacier walking. The ease of reaching this elevation may be its biggest danger but good weather and good snow conditions are necessary for safety and success. The west and south faces of the peak offer more difficult technical routes. For experienced climbers it is a technically straightforward ascent, the main hurdle being proper acclimatization to the high altitude. These reasons make Mera Peak a very popular destination. All climbers are recommended to partake in preparative fitness and altitude training before attempting an ascent.

Trip Highlights:

  • Duration: 21 Days
  • Type of Trek/ Accommodation: Teahouse/camping; hotel in Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude: 6476m
  • Minimum Pax: 1 +
  • Mode of travel: Local airlines
  • Grade: Challenging
  • Season: Oct-Nov, Mar-May

Proposal of the itinerary: 
(B- breakfast, L- lunch, D- dinner)

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m), airport pick up, transfer to hotel, trip briefing and welcome dinner   (D)
  • Day 02: Flight to Lukla (2840m)   (B, L, D)
  • Day 03: Trek to Chutanga (5hrs, 3020m)   (B, L, D)
  • Day 04: Acclimatization day, exploring around Chutanga   (B, L, D)
  • Day 05: Trek to Thuli Khharka (6hrs, 4300m)   (B, L, D)
  • Day 06: Trek to Tashing Ongma (5hrs, 3580m)    (B, L, D)
  • Day 07: Trek to Tangnang (7hrs, 4356mtrs)    (B, L, D)
  • Day 08: Acclimatization day at Tangnang   (B, L, D)
  • Day 09: Trek to Khare (6hrs, 5045m)    (B, L, D)
  • Day 10: Trek to Mera La (5hrs, 5415m)    (B, L, D)
  • Day 11: Trek to High Camp (4hrs, 5780m), after lunch climbing instruction training    (B, L, D)
  • Day 12: Summit of Mera Peak climbing (6476m) and decent to Mera La   (B, L, D)
  • Day 13: Spare day in case of bad weather   (B, L, D)
  • Day 14: Trek back to Tangnang (7hrs)   (B, L, D)
  • Day 15: Trek back to Tashing Ongma (5hrs)   (B, L, D)
  • Day 16: Trek back to Thuli Kharka (5hrs)    (B, L, D)
  • Day 17: Trek to Lukla (7hrs)    (B, L)
  • Day 18: Flight back to Kathmandu, free afternoon and evening (B)
  • Day 19: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu: Basantapur Durbar Square, Swyambunath, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath   (B)
  • Day 20: Sightseeing tour to Bhaktapur Durbar Square and free afternoon, farewell dinner   (B, D)
  • Day 21: Transfer to the airport, departure   (B)


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