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.
Outline itinerary Day 01: pick up from the International Airport, transfer to Hotel and 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) Camp. 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 High Camp (5800m) Camp. Day 11: High Camp to Mera Summit (6421m) & return back to Khare Camp. Day 12: Khare to Kothe Camp (3700m) Camp. Day 13: Kothe to Chatrabu Camp (4340m) Camp. Day 14: Chatrabu to Lukla overnight in Lodge (2800m) Lodge. Day 15: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Day 16: Transfer to International Airport and fly home.
3 Night’s hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu/syambunath/pasupatinath/boudhanath etc.
Entrance fee in makalu National Park.
Peak Permit and Climbing Guide.
Local Transfer and domestic flight.
Domestic airport departure taxes.
All camping Equipment, two men tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table, chairs and Mattresses during the Peak climbing .
Breakfast, lunch, dinner three times per day during the trekking and climbing period.
Guide, Cook, sherpa, Kitchen staffs and porters
Insurance for your climbing guide and for trekking staff and Equipments.
Cost does not include:
Personal equipment for Trekking & Peak climbing.
Personal travel Insurance.
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
Emergency Rescue evacuation.
Personal expenses/Bar bills.
Tipping for trekking staff.
Nepal Visa cost and International Airport tax
Extra baggage charge over 20 kg in domsstic flight..
any sightsing cost,fee in kathmandu.
climbing gear list
Alpine boot(good condition fit size one pair
Crampons(good condition and fit for alpine boot 1 pair
Screw gate carabineer 4
Ice axe(normal) 1climbing gear list Alpine boot(good condition fit size one peir
Open gate carabineer 4
Helmet-UIAA tested 1
Ice tools 1
Ice screw 1,piton
Rucksack-minimum 75ltr. 1
Back cover of rucksack 1
Stick one pair 1 pair
Altimeter watch (if you have)
trekking gear listed below
Towel and toilet kit underwear,warm socks 2/3 pair
warm Gloves or mittens,rain cover or umberla
Sleeping bag, warm to-20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
Parka, down or fibre fill; or feather jacket
Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry your personal thing
Water bottle 1 liter or be sure that it does not leak