Nepal - Peak Climbing in Nepal - Mera Peak Climbing (6421m)

Mera Peak is the highest permitted trekking peak of Nepal. It stands to the south of Everest and dominates the watershed between the heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Drangkas. J.O.M. Roberts and Sen Tenzing made the first successful ascent on 20 May 1953. The trek starts from Kathmandu with a drive to Jiri and a trek to Lukla at 2800m. This is a good way to begin as it helps develop physical fitness and is excellent for altitude acclimatization. But most of the people take a flight to Lukla and stay there overnight. From Lukla to Chutanga we walk through rhododendron and pine forests.

Crossing the Zatra-La pass the trek is very steep but the reward is a view of Cho Oyu, the world's 6th highest mountain and the Numbur Himal. We now descend into the Mera Valley. From Chatrabu, after a walk of about around one and half hours we get the best view of Mera's South, Central and North peaks. Then we go through more forests, of rhododendron, bamboo and pine to reach Kothe (Hinku khola) from where the trekking is easier to Khare Base Camp, at 5000m. From Khare to Mera-La it is steep, but from Mera-La to our high camp at 5800m is easier, though we must take care as there are many deep crevasses. We will follow the 'standard' route to the summit, reaching the Central peak and, perhaps, the slightly higher North summit.

There are many other routes to the peak, but none of them are easy, some requiring the crossing of high and difficult passes (though, of course, this adds to the true mountaineering experience). But in the end all the effort and hard work pays off as Mera provides one of the finest viewpoints in Nepal, with a panoramic view of Chamlang, Kangchenjunga, Makalu and Baruntse to the east, and Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam and Kangtega to the west. Everest is seen to the north over the massive unclimbed south face of Lhotse and the Nuptse/Lhotse ridge. Under favourable conditions, it is possible to climb the peak and to descend to Base Camp on the same day

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Trip Itinerary I

Day 01 : pick up from the Int'L Airport, transfer to Hotel & well come diner.
Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu, shopping and packing.
Day 03 : Early morning flight to Lukla (2800m) Overnight in Lodge.
Day 04 : Lukla to Chutenga (3350m) Camp.
Day 05 : Chutenga to over Zatrela pass overnight at Chatrarbu (4340m)
Day 06 : Chatrabu to Kothe (3700m) Camp.
Day 07 : Kothe to Thagnak (4356m) Camp.
Day 08 : Thanak Rest for Acclimatization Camp.
Day 09 : Thanak to Khare (4900m) Camp.
Day 10 : Khare to Mera La (5200m) For Glacier training & back to khare
Day 11 : Khare to Mera High Camp (5800m) Camp.
Day 12 : High Camp to Mera Summit (6421m) & return back to Khare
Day 13 : Khare to Kothe Camp (3700m) Camp.
Day 14 : Kothe to Chatrabu Camp (4340m) Camp.
Day 15 : Chatrabu to Lukla overnight in Lodge (2800m) Lodge.
Day 16 : Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 17 : Kathmandu/sightseeing/shopping.
Day 18 : Transfer to International Airport and fly home.

This is one of the remote trekking routes in Nepal. You pass through Hongu Valley between two highest mountains Makalu and Everest, many Ice Lake. You will cross one of the highest pass Amphulapcha (5800m).when you stand one the pass one side pratactuculer view of Hungu valley, chamlang, Makalu, Barunse, Everest, Lhotse etc.but for this route you need special climbing Sherpa, because you need to fix rope to go down and to bring all the materials.

There is another Route Drive to Jiri, Pangkongma, Kothe, Thangnak, Khare and Mera La. so then continue normal climbing route Mera peak and return via Kothe, Zatrwala pass to Lukla.This route will be good acclimatization

Trip Itinerary II

Day 12 : Rato Odar (5100m) Camp.
Day 13 : Rato Ordar to Chamlang Base Camp (4700m) Camp.
Day 14 : Chamlang Seto Pokhari (4900m).
Day 15 : Seto Pokhari to Amphulapcha Base Camp (5200m) Camp.
Day 16 : Base Camp to over pass (5800m) camp in Chukung Valley Camp.
Day 17 : Chukung Valley to Chukung (4700m) overnight in Lodge.
Day 18 : Chukung to Island Peak Base Camp (5200m) Camp.
Day 19 : Base camp to Island Peak High Camp (5500m) Camp.
Day 20 : island peak Summit (6189m) overnight in Base Camp.
Day 21 : Base Camp to Dingboche (4300m) overnight in Lodge.
Day 22 : Dingboche to Tangboche (3800m) overnight in Lodge.
Day 23 : Tangboche to Namche (3446m)/Monjo (2800m) O/N in Lodge.
Day 24 : Namche to Lukla (2800m) overnight in Lodge.
Day 25 : Flight to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 26 : Kathmandu Free/shopping Day.
Day 27 : Transfer to International

Cost Includes

Arrival in International Airport and Departure.
4 Night's hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with Guide & Entrance fee.
Entrance fee in Langtang National park.
Peak permit and Climbing Guide.
All Transportations to Dhunche and Melamchi to Kathmandu.
All camping Equipment, two men tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table, chairs and Mattresses during the trekking & Peak climbing.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner in trekking and climbing period.
Guide, Cook, sherpa, Kitchen staffs and porters
Insurance for trekking staff and Equipments.

Cost Excludes

Personal equipment for Trekking & Peak climbing.
Personal travel Insurance.
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
Emergency Rescue evacuation.
Personal expenses/Bar bills.
Tipping for trekking staff.

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