Mera peak (6460 meter) is one of the famous “Trekking peak” in Nepal. Mera peak is in the east part of Nepal which is east of Lukla. The ascent is not technically demanding but unequalled views of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu will more than satisfy your aspirations.
The first ascent of Mera Central was on May 20, 1953 by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing (who was known by the nickname. Mera North is believed to have first been climbed by the French climbers Marcel Jolly, G. Baus and L. Honills in 1975. In 1986 Mal Duff and Ian Tattersall made the first ascent of the south west pillar.The route is approximately 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) in length and graded at ED inf.
The standard route from the north involves high-altitude glacier walking. The west and south faces of the peak offer more difficult technical routes.
Mera Peak provides the 360-degree panoramic views of 5 world highest mountains over 8000m: Mount Everest(8848m), Kangchenjunga(8586m), Lhotse(8516m), Makalu(8485m) and Cho Oyu (8201m) as well as many other peaks of Khumbu Region.
Lukla is the commencement point of Everest trekking. It takes 6-8 days to reach Mera Peak Base Camp from Lukla. Mera trekking that leads through the traditional Sherpa villages of the Solu Khumbu and the pristine Rhododendron, oak, silver fir, birch and Jennifer’s forest. On the way you can see Mera Glacier and beautiful alpine lake.
There are two routes to reach Mera base camp, one over Zerala pass to reach Khare Camp¨shortest way¨. Another is to visit the Panch Pokhari (Chelemkharka) through Panggoma pass then trek to Khare Camp. It is also possible to start trekking from Salary or Jiri. If you start trekking from Sallery you need 3 days and from Jiri need 5/6 days extra.
Asian Hiking Team organize Mera Peak Climbing itinerary starts from Lukla all the way to Khare Camp over the Zetra Teng La pass 4600m, and summit the Mera peak and return the same way.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu (1340m), transfer to Hotel, overnight Hotel (B).
Day 2: Briefing
Free day for preparation and official briefing, overnight at hotel (BB).
Day 3: Flight to Lukla
Fly to Lukla & trek to Paiya (2730m), overnight at lodge (B/L/D).
Day 4: Trekking go Panggoma
Trekking across the river and over a ridge to Panggoma (2,846m), overnight at guest house (B/L/D).
Day 5: Paggoma LanPass to Nashing Dingma
Trekking a monastery, lush forests and Mera peak views as you trek over the Panggoma La pass to Nashing Dingma (2,600m), overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 6: Surke La pass and ChalemKharka
Trekking a steep climb over the Surke La pass and forest camping at ChalemKharka (3,600m), overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 7: Trekking Chalemkharka to KholaKharka
Trekking Chalemkharka to KholaKharka (4,200m), overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 8: A day rest in Kholakharka
Rest day in Kholakharka, (B/L/D)
Day 9: Hinku Vally and Kothe
Trekking to descent into the Hinku Valley and Kothe (3,550m), 5-6 hours(B/L/D).
Day 10: Trekking to Tangnag
Trekking to Tangnag (4,360m), overnight at guest house (B/L/D).
Day 11: Trekking to Khare
Trekking to Khare (5,100m), overnight at guest house (B/L/D).
Day 12: Rest day and Pre-training
Khare Camp - Rest day for acclimatizing and pre-training, (B/L/D).
Day 13: Khare Camp to High Camp
Khare Camp to High Camp 5800m tented camping (B/L/D).
Day 14: High Camp to Mera Peak Summi and back
High Camp to Mera Peak Summit (6654m) return to High Camp or Base Camp , overnight Camp (B/L/D).
Day 15: Spare day
Spare day (any mishap – either climbing or flight or weather or mountain sick or any you can use that day), (B/L/D).
Day 16: Khare/Base Camp to Kothe
Khare/Base Camp to Kothe (3600m), 5-6 hours, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 17: Kothe to Zerta La
Kothe to Zerta La (Chetrala), overnight Lodge, 5-6 hours (B/L/D.
Day 18: Thuli Kharka to Lukla
Thuli Kharka to Lukla 6-7 hours, over Zertala pass, overnight at hotel in Lukla (B/L/D).
Day 19: Flight to Kathmandu
Lukla to Kathmandu by flight then transfer to Hotel (BB).
Day 20: Transfer to Airport
Last minute, transfer to Airport for your onward journey or next trip (B).
- All arrival and departure airport transfers with Asian Hiking Team Assistance.
- Hotel in Kathmandu as itinerary with breakfast (3/4 star hotel on request).
- Transport to/from trekking/trip starting and ending point (as itinerary by Domestic flight to/from Lukla).
- Accommodation during the trekking as best available Guest house / Hotel as itinerary.
- North face Tented Camp during the climbing/mountaineering as itinerary.
- Major Meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) by Guest house /Hotel menus.
- Camping / Upper camps’ meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with hot drinks.
- North face Dom Tent for clients, Kitchen/Dinning/Toilet Tents, mates, all kitchen camping equipment.
- Camping staffs; cook, kitchen staff, Sherpa, necessary porters.
- A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder professional equipped English Speaking trekking guide.
- A First Aid and Eco trained, Advance/Basic climbing trained & Government licensed holder professional equipped Climbing/Mountaineering guide.
- One Porter between each 2 members while on trek (Maximum weight for a porter is 25-30 Kg).
- Trekkers’ Information Management System “TIMS” (Trekking permit).
- National Park / Conservations fees or permission.
- Peak Climbing Permit from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).
- Monasteries and Temple entrance fees during the trekking.
- Group Climbing equipment such as ropes, Ice tool, Ice screws, Ice Bar, Carabineers, Locking carabineers, Short-5- millimeter accessory cords, Slings etc.
- Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of Asian Hiking Team all staffs.
- First Aid Kit.
- Travel & Rescue arrangement.
- All government taxes/ service charges.
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
- International airfare from / to your country.
- Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Hotel accommodation beyond 4 nights (as per itinerary) stay in Kathmandu.
- Personal climbing gear above Base Camp.
- Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage.
- Expenses of a personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, email, internet etc.
- Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all personal expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air/road as cargo.
- Personal solar pack (if any) for charging heavy electronics (laptops, professional camera, batteries, etc.).
- Summit bonus / Tips/ Donation.
- Gifts, souvenirs.
- Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.