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Mera Peak Climbing (6476m) 2017 / 2018 (20 Days)

Mera Peak Climbing (6476m) 2017 / 2018
Mera peak climbing or Mera Peak Expedition, Mera peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal, standing at 6,476m. from the sea level and is situated in an uninhabited and unspoiled part of Nepal to the south-east of Everest is one of the most popular "Trekking Peaks" among many peaks. From the trekker, the walk from Lukla through the Sherpa country of the remote Inkhu valley crossing the Zatrwa La, and after nine days trekking is an unforgettable experience, offering superb scenery, and abundant wildlife -including rumored sightings of the legendary Yeti. The steady climb to the north summit rewards our efforts with one of the finest viewpoints in Nepal, giving fantastic views of five 8,000m peaks, Everest and Lhotse to the north, Kanchanjunga and Makalu to the east, and Cho Oyu to the west. About 700 foreign visitors climb the 6654m. This trek is a fully equipped camping trek with accommodation in two person tents and food being cooked by our kitchen staff. Mera peak each year, an achievement which requires mountaineering skills and a special permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association.
Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2850m/9350ft) and Trek to Chutanga (3050m/10,006ft). Overnight at camp.
Day 04: At Chutanga (3050m/10,006ft). Overnight at camp.
Day 06: Trek to Tuli kharka (4300m/14,107ft). Overnight at camp.
Day 07: Trek to Mosum kharka (3700m/12,139ft). Overnight at camp.
Day 08: Trek to Thangnak (4350m/14,270ft). Overnight at camp.
Day 09: Acclimatization day in Thangnak (4350m/14,270ft). Overnight at camp.
Day 10: Tangnang to Khare  (5,000m/16339ft). Overnight at camp.
Day 11: Khare to Mera Base Camp (5416m/17765ft). Overnight at camp.
Day 12: Khare to High camp (5850m/19192ft). Overnight at camp
RETURN BACK TO LUKLA
Day 14: Base Camp to Thangnak (4350m/14,270ft)
Day 15: Thangnak to Tasing Ongma (3,600m/11,811ft)
Day 16: Tasing Ongma to Thuli Kharka (4,380m/14,370ft)
Day 17: Thuli Kharka to Lukla (2850m/9350ft)
Day 18: Return flight to Kathmandu (1400 m / 30 minutes flight)
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 20: Departure
Trip Outline
  • Trekking days - 14
  • Total days - 20
  • Min. Altitude - (1400m./4593ft.)
  • Max. Altitude - (6476m./21247ft.)
  • Overal walking - 5/6 hrs P/D
  • Trip Nature - Peak Climbing
  • Difficulty - Medium
  • Min. group size - 2
  • Age Limit -
  • Best Time - March, April, May, October, November, December
Ref No.Trip DateMin. group sizeAge LimitAvailabilityPrice

2016

NEM-202016-03-2202-08YesUSD 1687
Services
Cost includes:
Airport-Hotel-airport pick up & drop by private car/van/bus.
Deluxe accommodation in 3/4 star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included. (3 nights)
Kathmandu city Tours by professional tour guide and private car/van/bus
All your standard meals as per itinerary (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and Climb.
All hot drinks as per itinerary such as tea, coffee (4 times a day) during the trek.
Tented accommodation during the trek.
A local government license holder Trekking and Climbing Guide during the trek and climb.
The required number of trekking staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all trekking staffs.
Sagarmatha National Entry Permit Fee
Mera Peak Climbing Permit fees. (1-4 persons 350.00 only)
General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc.
Down Jacket and duffel/kit bag by Utmost Adventure Trekking  
Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.

Cost does not includes:
Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
Your travel insurance (compulsory).
International airfare and airport departure tax.
Nepal entry visa fee (Multiple entry visa for US$ 40 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu. It requires 2 passport size photos.
Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment.
Tips for trekking staffs and driver. (Tipping is expected).
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price includes section.

Long Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,400m) 
Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu (1,300m). After time to get refreshed, evening you will meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and after meal briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation. 
Today, morning we will ready after your breakfast to head on for our relaxing guided day trip to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is place of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba), and can be seen the cremating body most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring surrounding area and visit Bouddhanath stupa an another pilgrimage centre which is most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise. After your lunch at Bouddha visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple covering wide range of area with highest point of Kathmandu valley and enjoy the 360 degrees of valley view. After exploring the surrounding areas visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old royal palace of Kathmandu and can be seen lot of temple, architectures and Kumari (living goddess) and walk in a freak street and late afternoon back to hotel and evening briefing about your trip, what is your responsibility, what to do and does not in the trek? Introduce with our fellow trekking staff and chances to ask remaining question and simply relax at the hotel. 

Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2850m) and Trek to Chutanga (3050m)
Early morning after breakfast, we get transferred to domestic airport to fly to Lukla. After an adventurous 40-minute flight above breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. We then head eastwards from Lukla. The trail crisscrosses through pristine hamlets and thick forest along Kalo Himal Ridge. We must stay aligned with our specific route. Otherwise, we may deviate from the target destination. At the time of winter, snow makes us transverse steep terrain. But during favorable climatic condition, the trail is usually straightforward. After 3-4 hours of trekking, we enter Chutang. Overnight at camp. 

Day 04: At Chutanga (3050m)
We spend two memorable nights at Chutanga. This gives us sufficient time for acclimatization prior to confronting Zatrwa La. We can indulge in leisurely trek to a small 4000m peak below the Zatrwa Teng Pass. Excellent views unveil as we glimpse over the valley of the Dudh Kosi and the picturesque trail zigzagging towards Zatrwa La. After exploring, we descend back to our camp at Chutanga and succumb to complete relaxation. Overnight at camp.

Day 6 Trek to Tuli kharka (4300m)
The trail crosses the Kalo Himal Ridge which separates the Khumbu from the Hinku Valley. Further ahead, we transverse a comfortable path showcasing a cairned notch on the ridge with a collection of prayer flags at an elevation of 4450m. En route we may encounter yak herders. The views across the Dudh Kosi towards Karyolung and the Lumding Himal are very impressive and so is the view across the rolling foothills east of the Hinku Valley. Half an hour below the pass is a huge boulder which marks our campsite, Tuli Kharka. 6 to 7 hours of trekking finally take us to Tuli Kharka. Overnight at camp. 

Day 7 Trek to Mosum kharka (3700m)
The trail descends the rock-strewn path leading to a fine vantage point of the Hinku valley where mesmerizing views of the south face of Mera Peak become visible. The trail zigzags through forested areas and then descends steeply into the Hinku valley. Enchanting panorama of Peak 43 and Kusum Kangguru unfolds as we bask in the splendor of nature surrounding us from the Hinku Valley. We experience the most exotic and delightful feelings as we walk past forests of pine and rhododendron. Soon after reaching Mosum Kharka, we set a campsite by the banks of Hinku Drangka. Overnight at camp. 

Day 8 Trek to Thangnak (4350m)
As we head to the west bank of the Hinku Khola northwards, forest blurs in and valley zooms out. We spot meadows being used as grazing areas for goats, sheep and yaks in the Upper Hinku. After several ascents for 4-6 hours, we approach summer settlement of Tangnag as we cross a single-plank bridge at Gondishung. We halt for lunch at this spot. Lying in its vicinity is 200 year-old gompa resting beneath a massive boulder and a number of crude mani walls. Overnight at camp. 

Day 09 Acclimatization day in Thangnak (4350m)
Acclimatization day in Tangnang Today is our rest day. It is not recommend to stay idle although it is a rest day instead we have to stay active to be ready for next day's adventure. So after breakfast, we hike for about 3 hours up to Charpate Himal Glacier. Seen very close from the Thangnag, Charpate Himal is regarded holy by the Sherpa community and is worshiped by traditional Sherpas of the mountains. We will observe Mera North very close and outstanding from here. After an hour's pleasant hike downwards, we will be back at the camp at Thangnang. Overnight at camp. 

Day 10: Tangnang to Khare  (5,000m)
Approximately 3 hours walk through 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 our camping spot at Khare. The camping experience at Khare is something that would cherish us throughout our life. It is pleasure to view beautiful North face of Mera Peak from our campsite at Khare. Overnight at Khare. Overnight at camp. 

Day 11: Khare to Mera Base Camp (5416m) 
Today after breakfast, We have to walk through steep route (about 260 meters) and it takes around 3-4 hours to reach Base Camp. Upon reaching there after a short rest accompanied with our lunch, we start ice climbing training with our climbing guide. However, as we will be taking the route to High Camp through Mera La the next day, we might opt to rest at our camp at Base camp today admiring the eye-catching views the area offers. Overnight at camp. 

Day 12: Khare to High camp (5850m) 
We need to walk through rock-strewn area for about two hours to make our way to Mera High Camp. The trail can be hazardous if it has recently snowed as there are a number of crevasses here. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. We set up a high camp and from here the sunrise and sunset can be view along with the Mt. Everest Makalu, Cho Oyu, and south face of Lotshe, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse are outstanding and seems like they are piercing the skyline. This evening we overnight in Mera High Camp. Overnight at camp. 

Day 13: Mera High camp to Mera Peak Summit (6,461m] to Mera Base Camp (5416m) 
Early in the morning at around 2am after breakfast, we advance towards the summit. The group puts on crampons and rope and set up for special journey to the summit. Approximately 6/7 hours walk will take you to the summit of Mount Mera. The view from the summit, can be seen the spectacular panorama including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) Ama Dablam (6,812m) Kangtega (6,779m) and many peaks over six thousands meter. After achieving the summit, we retrace our steps down to high camp. After having a rest accompanied by some hot soups/tea at the high camp, we will continue down to Base Camp. You will find this day really long but inspirational one in our life! Overnight at Khare. Overnight at camp. 

RETURN BACK TO LUKLA 
Day 14: Base Camp to Thangnak (4350m/14,270ft)
Day 15: Thangnak to Tasing Ongma (3,600m/11,811ft)
Day 16: Tasing Ongma to Thuli Kharka (4,380m/14,370ft)
Day 17: Thuli Kharka to Lukla (2850m/9350ft)
Day 18: Return flight to Kathmandu (1400 m / 30 minutes flight)
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu 
Day 20: Departure

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