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Mera Peak Climbing

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Mera peak (64764M) officially the highest of Nepal's permitted trekking peaks rises to the south of Everest and dominates the watershed between the heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Drangkas. The first ascent on Mera was made in May 1953 and the route taken then, has now become the standard route. There are many routes to Mera peak, none of them easy. Some of the route traverses through difficult passes, and the arduous climb then becomes a true mountaineering experience. The end however, is worth all the effort, as Mera is definitely on of the finest viewpoints in Nepal.

 The panoramic view here takes in Chamlang, Kanchanjunga, Makalu and Baruntse in the east and the peak of Choyu, Amadablam and Kang Thega to the west. To the north one can glimpse Everest over the crumpled sedimentary rock bands that make up the massive unclimed south face of Lhotse and the Nuptse/Lhotse ridge. Weather conditions permitting, it is possible for a very experienced and able team to reach the summit from the base camp and return to the same day. It is also possible for very skilled skiers to "ski" to the summit ridge, enjoy the breath-taking views and return the same day.

 

Feature of trekking     

Area                             :           Everest Region.

Culture                         :           Major influences among the majority of Sherpa.

Starting Point               :           Lukla

End Point                     :           Lukla.

Maximum Elevation     :           Mera Peak (6,654m)

Trekking grade             :           Moderate/High altitude.

Duration of Trekking    :           16 days.

Total Days of program :           14 days.

Best season                 :           Sep, Oct, Nov - Mar, April, May.

Type of trekking          :            Camping/ Tea house.

Accommodation          :           Tent/Lodge.

Transportation             :           By Flight  

Meals                            :           Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.

Walking hours              :           5 - 6hours a day.

Himalayan sights         :           Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu,Makalu,Nupse, Amadablam, Thamaserku, Khangtenga  and many more.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:- Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Day 02:- Fly to Lukla (2,800m) & trek to Chutanga (3,450m)

Day 03:- Acclimatization day at Chutanga

Day 04:- Trek to Tuli Kharka (4,250m) via Zatrwa La

Day 05:- Trek to Gothey (3600m)

Day 06:- Trek to Thagnag (4,350m)

Day 07:- Acclimatization day at Thagnag

Day 08:- Trek to Khare (5,025m)

Day 09:- Ice climbing practice near Khare

Day 10:- Trek to Mera base camp (5,350m)

Day 11:- Climb to Mera high camp (5,750m)

Day 12:- Summit day and descend to Khare

Day 13:- Reserve day for unforeseen condition

Day 14:- Return back to Gothey

Day 15:- Trek to Tuli Kharka

Day 16:- Trek back to Lukla via crossing Zatrwa la

Day 17:- Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 18:- Leisure day at Kathmandu

Day 19:- Departure from Kathmandu

Day 01:- Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Namaste & welcome to SPLENDID HIGH ADVENTURE P Ltd. While you landed at the Tribhuvan intl. airport SPLENDID HIGH ADVENTURE P. Ltd, representative welcomes to you with your name and assists to transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, bring you at head office and briefing about the program and Evening we’ll pick up you for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese Restaurant

Day 02:- Fly to Lukla (2,800m) & trek to Chutanga (3,450m)

This morning you’ll be transferred to domestic airport and fly to Lukla. It takes 40 minutes scenic flight up to small airstrip to Tenjin-Hillary airport to Lukla and experience your first breakfasts in the mountains whilst the Himalayan glacier team organizes porters, while the guide sort and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. We start our trek further an easy day through the Woodland above Lukla. A good trail leads through pasture to the edge of a diminishing forest of rhododendron and pine which clothes the steep hillsides above Lukla. We make steady progress on a good trail, crossing ridges and streams up to ‘kharka’ used for grazing yaks where we’ll stop for 2 overnight at camp at Chutanga.

Day 03:- Acclimatization day at Chutanga

This morning after a Himalayan breakfast at the camp we’ll have full day leisure at camp or spend a day walking up to a small grassy peak below the Zatra Teng Pass reaching an altitude of (4,000m/13,120ft). There are excellent views out over the valley of the Dudh (milk) Kosi (river), and also views of our route towards the Zatrwa La. We stroll back to our camp at Chutanga for the overnight.

Day 04:- Trek to Tuli Kharka (4,250m) via Zatrwa La

pass (4,600m) After a rest/acclimatization day at Chutanga we continue a long day walk around 6-7 hours crossing the Kalo Himal Ridge that separates the Khumbu from the Hinku valley that lead across this ridge is the Zatrwa La, traversing to the right and finally descending steeply to Tuli Kharka (big pasture) where there are several basic lodges. We make camp beside the lodges.

Remainder time rest and relax at the camp after a long walk.

Day 05:- Trek to Gothey (3600m)

Today, after a breakfast we continue our journey descending to Hinku valley of Gothey. This is a good place to camp and there are several teahouses around and you can visit and go and watch the local lifestyle in the remaining time and we’ll camp near by the teashops and overnight.

Day 06:- Trek to Thagnag (4,350m)

The following day is another short day as you trek in the shadow of Mera Himal along the ridge of the Hinku Khola. The west bank of the Hinku Drangka northwards, we will take lunch at Gondishung, a summer herders’ settlement. Beyond Gondishung we pass a 200 year-old Gompa built beneath a massive boulder, to burn some juniper at the shrine, an offering that just might ensure a successful ascent of Mera Peak. Thagnag is a summer grazing area with the simplest of lodges and shops starting to develop and we overnight in Thagnag.

 

Day 07:- Acclimatization day at Thagnag

Another an acclimatization day is essential here. It is in a superb setting surrounded by stunning peaks. There is a huge moraine in the north of Tangnag where a beautiful glacial lake, Sabal Tsho is dammed which is definitely worth a visit. A cairn (5,270m/17,290ft) on the flanks of Kusum Kangguru can also be rewarding and beneficial for acclimatization. Our climbing Sherpa provide you training course.

Day 08:- Trek to Khare (5,025m)

Today we are heading up from Tagnag towards the Mera Base camp at Khare. We follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines and to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to your camping spot at Khare after 3-4 hrs walk.

Day 09:- Ice climbing practice near Khare

This morning after a breakfast, we prepare our gear for ice climbing (This may depends on season and availabilities of Ice if ice not available then we just hike around or rest) - just above the Khare and need to walk couple of hrs from where there are good views of the Mera La and the route up the mountain. This will also be a time for practicing few hrs Ice climbing and our leader will teach you and instruct about the climbing. After few hrs practicing at glacier, stroll back to camp and final preparation of our equipment and packing of our mountain bags and overnight.

Day 10:- Trek to Mera base camp (5,350m)

A very short trek allowing for as much acclimatization time and a day walk as you make your way to Mera Base Camp. We first climb to the crest of the moraine above Khare and then up a steep slope of scree or snow to reach a boulder strewn bowl below the lower tongue of the Mera Glacier. Reaching the pass Mera La (5,415m) allows us to see spectacular views; we then descend 100m

 Towards the Hongu side and set up base camp in the moraine below the ice and we overnight in Mera Base Camp.

Day 11:- Climb to Mera high camp (5,750m)

Making your way to Mera High Camp can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. You make your way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. You set up a high camp and from here the views are outstanding, with Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu and more piercing the skyline. This evening we overnight in Mera High Camp.

Day 12:- Summit day and descend to Khare

This is a big day; we wake up at 2.30 am around and after a breakfast, the group will put on crampons and rope up before setting out for the summit. From the high camp a well acclimatized party will take 3 - 4 hours to the central summit of Mera peak. If time and conditions permit we may opt to make the traverse to the slightly higher north summit. This excursion adds 2 -3 hours to the day is of a more technical nature than the rest of the climb and the decision as to whether we attempt this will be taken by the trip leader. From the summit can be seen the magnificent views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,201m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Lubuche (6,145m), Chamlang (7,319m) are spectacular from the summit. You then retrace your steps to Khare after the climb with a rest and some hot soup at high camp on the way down. A long but inspirational day!

Day 13:- Reserve day for unforeseen condition

This day we most kept for the reserve day for the unforeseen condition as weather problem or weakness then you can take this day as your reserve day and if earlier back then you can take the rest somewhere else around. If already climb this day you can use for another Ice climbing day or spent one more night at village of Lukla.

Day 14:- Return back to Gothey

After a great succeed of the expedition to Mt. Mera we descending to Hinku valley to Gothey for our overnight stop at camp. Enjoy the evening with local wines or whatever you want to relax at the camp and overnight.

Day 15:- Trek to Tuli Kharka

Today, we again climb up through the lush forest on the west side of the Hinku Valley to Tuli Kharka below the Zatwra La where we’ll stay overnight at camp.

Day 16: Trek back to Lukla via crossing Zatrwa la

Today, we have a last day for the trek and we start to climb few hundreds meters to the Zatrwa La top will be our last climb of the trip. After the top we descending up to Lukla village where we concludes the trekking part and this evening enjoy with crews at the last dinner at the mountain and overnight at teahouse.

Day 17:- Fly back to Kathmandu

The flight time to Kathmandu, are schedule for morning normally, because of the wind in the afternoon, sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our command. Anyway we will fly back to Kathmandu and your guide will transfer to hotel. You may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel.

Day 18:- Leisure day at Kathmandu

This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening company will meet you for the farewell dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 19:- Departure from Kathmandu

Today is free or last minute shopping souvenirs or gift your family friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your Onwards destination. We wish you a wonderful Himalayan experience with us!!

 

Includes

  • 3 night hotel accommodation in 3*** category with BB basis
  •  2 way flight ticket KTM/LUKLA/KT
  • 2 way flight Ticket for guide and climbing guides
  • Permit fee for Mera peak climbing.
  • Permit for Makalu conservations.
  • Trekking guide
  • Everest national park entry fee.
  • Climbing guide equipment fee.
  • All the meal on the trekking, Lunch, Dinner, breakfast
  • 3 Times tea in a day
  • Porters as require
  • Trekking staff (trekking cook, cook helper for 3night) after khare
  • Rope for climbing, ice piton.
  • Trekking guide, climbing guide and porters insurance.
  • Well come and fare well dinner will be complimentary
  • Pick up and drive to airport by private transportations.
  •   Staff insurance  

Does not Includes

  • Personal equipment for climbing which are requires.
  • Yours  personal insurance,
  •  Helicopter rescue in in case.
  •  Food during the periods of stay in Kathmandu
  • Garbage deposit for climbing (which will be refundable 250US$)
  • Expenses of personnel nature like
  • Staff tips
  • Extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances such as strike, accident/natural calamities 
  • Beverage and bar bill.

 

 

 

 

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