An Expedition to Mera Peak

Climbing Mera Peak is a great and rewarding, non-technical challenge within stunning mountain scenery. For this reason Mera Peak is a popular climbing objective for many adventurous people who like to gain high altitude experience. The view from the summit is one of the finest in the Himalaya with five 8,000m peaks visible: Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,201m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m). This Mera Peak trip takes you also to the remote and wild alpine areas of the Hinku and Honku Drangkas valleys in the Baruntse National park.

Mera peak climbing itinerary has been carefully designed to allow for gradual ascend and proper acclimatization. After an exciting flight to Lukla we trek along the route via Pangkongma and Panch Pokhari on our way to the summit of Mera peak. As we continue our steady climb we will hiking in the Hinku valley following the west side of Hinku river passing montage grassland, through juniper and rhododendron thickets to hemlock and silver fir forests. Along the way we get amazing views of the Himalayan ranges. Camp sites will be set in several places along the way to spend peaceful nights in the laps of the Himalayas such as Nashing Dingma (2,600m), Chalem Kharka (3,600m), Chanbu Kharka (4,200m) and Kote (3,550m). From here we start the ascend to our next camp site at Tangnag (4,300m). We are now officially above the tree line in deep valley created by the towering walls of Kusum Kanguru and the western peak of Mera.

We have to acclimatize before we head ahead to higher altitude hence we will spend some time acclimatizing at Tangnag and Mera peak Base camp. Being well acclimatized we first do the high pass of Mera La (5,400m) before heading up to high camp. This will be accomplished in 3 days. We start for the summit early in the morning and once at the top the views from the sun rising over Kanchenjunga in the east, past Makalu to the plumed Everest Himal in the centre and Cho Oyu further west, make every painful step well worthwhile.

After the summit we return back to Lukla reaching Lukla on our 17 day of trek. The next day we bid farewell to our climbing Sherpas and team and take the classic flight back to Kathmandu.

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Flight to Lukla and hike to Puyan (2,800m)
Day 04: Pangkongma (2,580m)
Day 05: NashingDingma (2,600m)
Day 06: ChalemKharka (3,600m)
Day 07: ChanbuKharka (4,200m)
Day 08: Kote (3,550m)
Day 09: Tanang (4,300m)
Day 10: Acclimatization
Day 11: Khare (Mera Peak Base Camp)
Day 12: Acclimatization
Day 13: Honku side (5,400m)
Day 14: High Camp (5,800m)
Day 15: The Climb
Day 16: Tanang (4,300m)
Day 17: Chatrabuk (4,270m)
Day 18: Zatrwa La (4,500m)
Day 19: Lukla (2,860m)
Day 20: Contingency Day
Day 21: Lukla / Kathmandu
Day 22: Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 23: Final departure

Trip Facts

Best Period: Feb to May & Oct to Dec
Time Period: 22 Nights / 23 Days
Trek Period: 18 Night / 19 Days
In Kathmandu: 04 Nights
Flights: 2 Ways (Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu)
Trek Type: Strenuous
Highest Altitude: 6,654m
Warning: Altitude Sickness
Trek Start Point: Lukla
Trek End Point: Lukla
Accommodations: Hotels in Kathmandu / Camping on trek
Trek Cost: Details of cost upon request

Features

National Park: Makhalu Barun National Park (2,330 sq. kms)
Mountains: Mera peak, Naulekh, Peak 41, Hunku
Rivers: Bhote Kosi, Inkhu Khola, Cherem Khola, Changbu Khola, Sanu Khola
Villages: Lukla, Pangkoma, Nashing, Dingma, etc.
Tribes: Mostly Sherpas & Tibetans
Forests: Of Rhododendron and Pine
Landscapes: Varying from temperate valleys to snow clad mountains

Maps

Map of An Expedition to Mera Peak