Located at the top of Hinku valley, in Everest Region; Mera Peak is popular among a large number of climbers and tourists who love adventure. Mera Peak Trek is the highest trekking peak in Nepal and is the perfect option for those with moderate mountain climbing experience.
During this trip, we reach amazing natural laces like Lukla, Nashing Dingman, Hinku Valley, Thangnak, Khare, High Camp, etc. What makes this trip more adventure-filled and interesting is mesmerizing Ganesh and Manaslu Himal ranges. Apart, we get to explore the unique culture of the region. The trip starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then we overcome through lush green lower hills, and gradually start gaining height.
If you have ever been fancied by documentaries over Discovery or National Geographic channel about Mountains, the Mera Peak expedition would be the one to satisfy your fantasy. You will be taken into the wilderness of snow here. The home would be very far, and you would get this lifetime experience to be proud of throughout.
Mera Peak Climbing is straightforward because the snow slopes rarely go more than 40 degrees. If you have any mountain climbing experience, that would be an important advantage; but it is okay even if you are not because AirNet Travel assures you that there will be well-experienced guides who will be providing training. The sight of Mt. Everest that you get to see from the peak would be the best gift that the trip would provide you.
Spring and Autumn are regarded as the best time for Mera Peak Climbing. The time between March and May or October and November would be perfect. These are the times of longer days and stable weather. You get to experience dry and stable weather with wonderful visibility of mountains and surrounding landscapes during Autumn. However, during spring you get to visualize blossoms of rhododendron along with subalpine wildflowers.
We have designed the itinerary in such a manner that you won’t feel hectic, and the cost is affordable enough.
Our team members of AirNet travels will be waiting around at the airport, and we shall receive you from Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) at any time you drop by. We shall take you to a standard hotel to overcome your jet lag and allow you to rest down. If times are remaining, we can make a small trip to the Thamel market. Or, our teammate will brief about Mera Peak Expedition.
We take our first flight to Lukla from the domestic terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport. After around 40 minutes of mountain sight filled flight, e then reach Lukla. We then begin our trek formally from Tenzing Hillary airport.
We walk from a jungle trail, cross the bridge over Handi Khola and then head towards Surke Village. Further, we continue moving towards the south and then cross Chutok La pass right before reaching the small settlement of Paiyan, which is known as Chutok. Overnight will be spent in Paiya.
We continue our Mera Peak Climbing journey departing from Paiya. We initially descend for a while and then reach a small village thereby. We walk along with the slippery trail until we cross Kari La Pass. We then walk further over bamboo forests and rhododendron forests walking small narrow mountain trail.
We then walk along with Dudhoshi Valley and then continue our trek towards Panggom Village. Gradually after some time we reach the destination – Panggom, located at the height of 2846 meters. Overnight at Panggom.
This day, we begin our trek initially by getting out of Panggom. We leave the place and then reach the high point Panggom La Pass. Gradually, we ascend, and walk on the steady path and then turn towards the north.
Further, we walk till we cross Peseng Kharka Khola and then after some time, we walk further till we reach Peeng Kharka Danda. We then cross Ningsow Khola and then finally reach the destination of the day – Ningsow Village. Overnight in Ningsow.
Having our breakfast, we get set early this day as we will have to walk pretty long this day. We start our trek first by ascending above and then we descend for a while. Again, we walk uphill till we reach Ramailo Dada from where we get to see the amazing view of Salpa and Mera Peak.
Walking further up and down, we then enter Makalu Barun National Park. Taking some rest, we continue our trail up to Chhatra Khola. It’s wise on walking silently, as we might get the opportunity to see Red Panda on the way. Overnight at Chhatra Khola.
Continuing our Mera Trek Climbing mission, on this day we take our track towards the north on the main trail. After walking on the trail next to the Majang Khola, we then get mixed with the next trail that goes parallel to Hinku Khola We head straight till we reach Tashing Ongma where we get to experience local tea at the seasonal tea shop there.
We then continue our trek and then cross the bridge over the San River before reaching Kothe. Few walks ahead, we then reach Kothe. Overnight at Kothe.
Having our breakfast, we depart from Kothe and walk alongside the ridge of Hinku Khola. We continue our walk following the shadow of Mera Peak and then stop for lunch at Gondishung. As this day would be a short day hike, we can take enough rest there and spend time in the village too.
We walk further and come across 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we get to see Mera Peak scripted in rock there along with the route to reach Mera. We then take a short walk that will take us to Thaknak, summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops. Overnight in Thaknak.
This would be a refreshing day, as we walk for around three hours. Leaving Thaknak, we catch the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier towards Dig Kharka. Observing spectacular views of Charpate Himal, we climb through moraines towards the snout of Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers. Then, we climb more steeply towards Khare.
From there, we get to see Mera Peak’s northern face. This would be a real appreciable moment for which you had been walking. Having lunch, we take rest and visit around Khare. Overnight will be spent at Khare itself.
It is important that we set a day for rest. So this day off we set aside entirely for acclimatization. On this day we take some basic training to get set for Mera Peak climbing. There will be trainers who will help us tackle climbing techniques and then demonstrate the best ways to climb through gears like ice ax, climbing boots, crampons, harness, rope, etc.
So this day we set ourselves and get trained. It’s okay if we decide to take long sleep after the training too. Overnight at Khare itself.
This would be a significant day in the entire Mera Peak Expedition. Having our breakfast, we set our journey towards a boulder strew course on a steep trail to reach
the Mera Peak Base Camp. We continue our walk further through Mera La Pass and then reach Mera High Camp.
We follow our path, rock trail through which we get to experience hazardous experience. We overcome through several crevasses there and then make to the top of the rock. Setting up high camp, we also enjoy amazing views of Mt. Makalu and Mt. Everest. There will be Cho Oyu and Lhotse’s south face too. Overnight at Mera High Camp.
This is the most awaited day of the entire Mera Peak Trek, as we will be reaching Summit – the ultimate destination. The day would be equally challenging. We wake up at around 2 in the morning and then have our breakfast.
We start walking in cold towards the glacier up to the peculiar ridge. Observing the first rays of the sun being hit in the snow, we observe red glow. We climb slowly feeling the air getting thinner.
We get to feel steepen for the section behind the ridge and the summit will appear into our vision again. We use the types of equipment that we are carrying upon necessity. We finally make to the summit and observe the mesmerizing views of the best mountain range from here.
We get back from the same route, and descend to Khare. Overnight will be spent at Khare itself.
Mountains have unpredictable weather. And hence weight not know how will weather treat us. So, it’s wise to keep a spare day just in case if we could not make it to
summit the previous day. Or, even if we did, we can stay at the base camp with enough rest that our body would require.
You can read books, or watch movies if you have your chargeback p from the base camp itself. A coffee with it, and a sip of it right below the mountain would be a different experience anyway.
On this day, we depart from Khare following a similar trail as that of yesterday. The trail would be simple. We then reach Kothe after 4 to 5 hours of trek. Overnight in Kothe. We won’t miss local foods and wines here.
We start our fourteenth day of Mera Peak Trek right after breakfast. The trail is first headed upwards, and then we descend downwards. We cross different tributaries of Inkhu River and then reach to the forked trail near Taktho.
We will then choose the trail towards our right and keep walking till we pass Chorten right after which we walk downhill over a steep trail. Then, e ascend to Thuli Kharka and then pass next Choten. Overnight will be spent at Thuli Kharka.
As we are now coming towards the end of Mera Peak Trek, this day we make our destination to Lukla. We first cross Zatrwa La Pass located at the height of 4600 meters.
Crossing the pass, we then get to see Lukla valley which is surrounded by Cho Oyu and Kongde Peak with other mountains around. We walk down up to Chutang and then head towards Lukla village. Overnight at Lukla village.
We take our first possible flight and reach Kathmandu. If we get enough time there are places that we can visit, but you should take rest and get out for a small visit around Kathmandu Durbar Square in the evening. This would be a real refreshment.
Or, we can opt for Pashupatinath and Boudhanath if we get prepared during the afternoon itself. Overnight at Kathmandu’s hotel.
Visiting Nepal, and without even visiting places around in Kathmandu would not be fair. We, therefore, set this day to visit places of Kathmandu’s neighbour – Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. They are amazing places enlisted under UNESCO’s world heritage site, and you will love it. Overnight at the hotel of Kathmandu.
Gathering all the memories and adventure, we then set to depart. Our team member of AirNet Travel will bid you farewell from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.