Trip Grade: Very Strenuous
Best Season: April - May and Sept - Nov
Altitude: 6654 m
Activity:: Climbing involve with Rope and Ice Axe, Sightseeing and Trekking
Trip Level:: Advanced Beginners
ACCOMODATION: Hotel/Guesthouse TENTED CAMP
Day 01: : Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350m/4,429ft
Day 02: : Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft): Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: : Fly to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft) and trek to Chutanga (3475m/11398 ft) 3 hrs
Day 04: : Chutang to Thuli Kharka (4300m/14104ft) via Zatra La (4600m) 7 to 7 hrs
Day 05: : Thuli Kharka to Kothe (4182m/13716 ft)6 to 7 hrs
Day 06: : Kothe to Thangnag (4356m/14288ft) 5 to 6 hrs
Day 07: : Thagnag to Khare (5,000m/16,400ft) 5 to 6 hrs
Day 08: : Acclimatization at Khare - Ice climbing practice 3 hrs
Day 09: : Trek to Mera High Camp (5,800 m) – 7 to 8 hours 6 to 7 hrs
Day 10: : Mera High Camp to Summit and back to Khare8 to 9 hrs
Day 11: : Spare Day for Climbing In Case of Bad Weather
Day 12: : Trek to Kothe (3,600 m) - 6 to 7 hours 6 to 7 hrs
Day 13: : Kothe to Thuli Kharka 6 to 7 hrs
Day 14: : Thuli Kharla to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass 6 to 7hrs
Day 15: : Fly Back to Kathmandu or Manthali from Lukla
Day 16: : Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 17: : Transfer to International Airport for your Final Flight Departure
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350m/4,429ftAs you begin to see the Himalayan zone from the air, we will be waiting for your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport. You can recognize our office representative as he will be holding our company name card. He will then shift you to your hotel and assist you in check-in. You can freshen up and rest a while after a long flight. Later, you spend the remaining time exploring the outskirts of Thamel and do some shopping. In the evening, you will meet your guide for a briefing of the upcoming program Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.
Day 02:Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft): Sightseeing and Trek Preparation Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal which holds numerous ancient temples, old arts, and heritage sites. The Kathmandu city tour is the experience you would not want to miss while in Nepal. There are 7 world heritage sites in Kathmandu city that includes Swayambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and more. All these sites carry a lot of cultural significance that traces back to an ancient civilization and are definitely worth visiting. However, you will visit 3 to 4 places out of all, for a tour, as visiting all sites is not possible in a single day. Overnight at the hotel inclusive breakfast
Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft) and trek to Chutanga (3475m/11398 ft) 3 hrs We set a packed breakfast at the hotel as we have to leave the hotel early in the morning around 4:45 or 5:00 AM, we take the short but spectacular flight to Lukla where we meet up with our crew, we then begin walking for 4 to 5 hours due east from Lukla, passing through a number of tiny hamlets before entering the thick forest on the hillside below the Kalo Himal Ridge and be careful to stay with the group & avoid straying in this section as there are many trails leading away from the main path, there are many streams with numerous places for the first camp, all of which are loosely referred to as ChutangaO vernight at a guesthouse. Breakfast included.
Day 04:Chutang to Thuli Kharka (4300m/14104ft) via Zatra La (4600m) 7 to 7 hrs Today will be the first steep and strenuous climb of our journey to Mera Peak. After our breakfast at Chutanga, we will head for Thuli Kharka. We will put all our effort to reach the top of Zatrawala Pass (4,600m). Upon reaching the top, we can enjoy the panoramic views of Karyolang Peak, Kongdi Ri, Lumding Himal, Number Himal, and many more surrounding peaks. We will then descend for 1 to 2 hours to Thuli Kharka through Chattre traversing through pasture lands. We can see Yaks grazing over such a gorgeous terrain, which is an iconic and incredible view. As we get more of such views, the last trekking hours will be delightful and finally, we reach Thuli Kharka, which is a big pasture with several basic yet optimal tea houses Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast included.
Day 05:Thuli Kharka to Kothe (4182m/13716 ft)6 to 7 hrs Leaving Thaknak, we follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers, and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, we can see the northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch we can hike in and around Khare Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast included.
Day 06:Kothe to Thangnag (4356m/14288ft) 5 to 6 hrsWe climb up the Hinku Valley. The ascent is mostly gradual, so we won’t have a hard time. The trails is a blend of rocky landscape and green grazing fields which are used by the yaks in summers. We will be on the left side of the Hinku Khola. From the trails, we will be able to observe all three peaks of Mera (North, Central and South). On our way, we will pass by 200-year-old Lungsamba Monastery. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Day 07:Thagnag to Khare (5,000m/16,400ft) 5 to 6 hrs Leaving Thaknak, we follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers, and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, we can see the northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch we can hike in and around Khare Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Day 08:Acclimatization at Khare - Ice climbing practice 3 hrs We have a separate day set aside solely for acclimatization and basic training just to prepare ourselves better for the Mera Peak climb. Our climbing leader will help us polish our basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the best ways to use our climbing gears like the ice axe, harness, ascender climbing boots and crampons. The training will also include learning the best climbing technique with the rope.Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Day 09:Trek to Mera High Camp (5,800 m) – 7 to 8 hours 6 to 7 hrs We walk through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail to reach the Mera Peak Base Camp. From here, we continue further through the Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp. Our path is along a rocky trail, which 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. Then we set up a high camp while enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse Overnight at a tented camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10:Mera High Camp to Summit and back to Khare8 to 9 hrs This is a really important day for the expedition. We wake up around 2 in the morning for breakfast. It’s going to be very cold in the beginning but soon we warm up as we continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may use a fixed rope if the climbing leader believes it’s required. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we take in spectacular views of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) and others. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare.Overnight stay at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11:Spare Day for Climbing In Case of Bad Weather This day in the itinerary is separated as a spare day. The weather at mountains cannot be predicted as it might change in every other day. In case of extremely bad weather on Day 14, you can summit the peak on this day. However, the weather might work in our favour most of the times. In such cases, you can continue to trek and utilize this day to rest or to relax yourself anywhere in the trail or at Lukla which offers a lot of good restaurants, bars, bakeries, etc. Lukla has many good places to hangout. All the trekkers and climbers celebrate the success and end of their trip in Lukla. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12:Trek to Kothe (3,600 m) - 6 to 7 hours 6 to 7 hrs After our successful Mera Peak Summit, it is time to head back for Kothe. Before reaching Kothe, we will pass through Thangnak, the same place where we spent overnight. However, we don’t need to stay here as we can easily reach Kothe within 3-4 hours of the trek as the trail is downhill and mostly down sloped. As we lose the altitude, we again pass through Rhododendron, Oak, and Pine trees which is a wonderful experience Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 13:Kothe to Thuli Kharka 6 to 7 hrs We begin our trek to Thuli Kharka after breakfast. We climb up and descend, cross several tributaries of the Inkhu Khola before reaching a forked trail nearby Taktho. We choose the trail on our right and continue walking. Our trail passes by a Chorten after which we walk downhill on a steep trail. Next, we ascend to Thuli Kharka and pass by another Chorten on the way Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 14:Thuli Kharla to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass 6 to 7hrs We cross the Zatrwa-La pass at 4,600. As soon as we cross the pass, we are welcomed by the sight of the beautiful Lukla Valley which is surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and other Himalayan peaks. From Zatrwa La pass we walk all the way down to Chutang and then straight forward to the Lukla village. In the evening we enjoy dinner in the Himalayas of Nepal with our crew. Overnight in Lukla.Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Day 15:Fly Back to Kathmandu or Manthali from Lukla Today, we walk downhill all the way to Lukla. We pass the forests of fir, rhododendron, oak, juniper and local vegetation enjoying the views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi RI, Karyolang peak, etc. Overnight stay at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
Day 16:Leisure day in Kathmandu It’s a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla or if you are interested in continuing to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Kathmandu Shopping Tour or Scenic Everest Flight. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. (Your guide(s) and an office staff will accompany you). Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu. Breakfast and farewell dinner included
Day 17:Transfer to International Airport for your Final Flight Departure The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your flight departure from Nepal. Breakfast included.