★ Successful summit of Mera Peak
★ The stunning view from the top of the pass
★ Perfect itinerary for both trekkers and climbers
Nepal has more than 1300 peaks over 6000 meters, and Mera Peak is one of them. When you think of climbing 6000-meter mountains in Nepal, you must ask us whether these peaks are on the list of the government or not. Mera Peak Climbing is on the list of the Government of Nepal; it was also on the list in the past government when Nepal was not a democratic country. It also comes under the list of the trekking peak of Nepal. As you climb it, Mera Peak is an accessible peak, that is, non-technical; in other words, you can mount this peak easily even if you are a first-timer. Our Mera Peak Climbing itinerary is linked with the itinerary of the highest pass in Nepal, that is, Amphu Lapcha Pass.
Day 01 Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (Standard accommodation)
Arrive in Kathmandu on the date that you have planned for or at the most suitable time you have decided. Stay calm about the pick-up; we will wait for you outside the airport to take you to our office and the hotel. Our office remains open from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. Kathmandu is known as the city of temples, and it is the most developed city in Nepal as we write these words in this itinerary. You will be staying in Thamel, the central tourist hub in Kathmandu. If you stay in a 5-star hotel, it will be outside Thamel.
Day 02 Sightseeing with breakfast (Standard Accommodation)
Kathmandu is dotted with world heritage sites, and the most famous of them are
★ Kathmandu Durbar Square
You will visit each of these with our city guide, and they will take you to the past. Those were the glorious days of Nepal. From your guide, hear the myths, the true story, and the significance of the historical monuments from the religious point of view.
Day 03 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Paiya (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
A short scenic flight of 35 mins shows you the bird’s eye view of the mountains. Most probably, you will catch an early flight to Lukla, the starting point of the Everest Base Camp Trek. On the way, you cross the bridge and reach Surkhe village. The pass that you get before Paiyan is called the Chutok La Pass.
Day 04 From Paiya to Panggom (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
Following a descending trekking trail, you will reach a small bridge. Then you get to the Kari La Pass and walk on a narrow path in the rhododendron and bamboo forest. From this trail, you will see a stunning view of the Dudh Kosi Valley. Finally, you will walk more to reach Panggom.
Day 05 From Panggom to Ningsow (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
Today you cross the Panggom La Pass, walk an ascending trekking trail, cross the Peseng Kharka Khola, and reach the Peeng Kharka Danda. Next, you cross the Ningsow Khola, a river, before you reach the Ningsow village.
Day 06 From Ningsow to the Chhatra Khola (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
Climb uphill and walk downhill to reach the Ramailo Danda, a hill. This is one of the viewpoints to see the stunning view of Mera Peak. You will also see the spectacular view of Salpa Peak. You will walk uphill and downhill more and enter the Makalu Barun National Park. Following the Pasang Lhamu Trail, you will reach the Chattra Khola, a river.
Day 07 From the Chhatra Khola to Kothe (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
The rivers you come across are the Majang Khola and the Hinku Khola. The trekking trails you follow take you to Tashing Ongma, a village. There is a river called the Sanu Khola, which you must cross before heading to Kothe.
Day 08 From Kothe to Thaknak (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
You walk on the ridge looking at the Hinku Khola and Mera Peak. There is a summer settlement on the way called Gondishung, located on the bank of the Hinku Drangka. You will also pass by the Lungsumgba Gompa, a monastery. From here, Thanknak is different from what you are thinking to head.
Day 09 From Thaknak to Khare (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
You walk on the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier, from where you will see the stunning view of the Charpate Himal. After that, the trekking trail becomes steep, but first, it takes you to the Hinku Nup and the Shar Glacier. Finally, you will see the breathtaking view of Mera Peak.
Day 10 Acclimatization in Khare (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
During acclimatisation in Khare, you will be trained to climb Mera Peak. You will know how to use the ice axe, rope, harness, ascender, and crampons. You will also learn the basics of climbing.
Day 11 From Khare to the Mera High Camp (4 meals provided, tented camp)
Today you head to the Mera Base Camp. Following the ongoing trekking trail, you will reach a steep trekking trail and the Mera La Pass. The trekking trail comprises crevasses. On the way, there are a rock band and large cairns. Enjoy the base camp's breathtaking view of Everest, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
Day 12 Summit Mera Peak and Trek to Kongma Dingma (4 meals provided, tented camp)
As you head to the summit, you will find the route non-technical. You will walk on the glaciers and use a fixed rope. From the top of Mera Peak, you will see Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Cho-Oyu (8,210 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,463 m), Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Nuptse (7,855 m), Chamlang (7,319 m), and Baruntse (7,129 m). Finally, you retrace to the high camp.
Day 13 Kongma Dingma (4 meals provided, tented camp)
Explore Kongma Dingman.
Day 14 From Kongma Dingma to the Seto Pokhari (4 meals provided, tented camp)
Today you come across the yak pasture in a remote valley. However, the view of Baruntse Mountain keeps on coming to your eyes. The valley is vast, and the two most fantastic mountains you see are Everest and Lhotse.
Day 15 From the Seto Pokhari to the Amphu Labcha Base Camp (4 meals provided, tented camp)
Today you are walking a solitary trekking route, and this is a fine example of solitariness. There is a pass on the way which you will cross and several lakes you will pass by. You are in the Hinku Basin, and after passing the Hinku Pokhari, you head to the Hunku Glacier and the base of the Amphu Labcha Pass.
Day 16 From the Amphu Labcha Base Camp to Chhukung (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
You walk on the Amphu Labcha Glacier. Walking on this glacier, you will see a stunning view of the Lhotse Shar Glacier and the Imja Glacier. The trekking trail takes you to Imja Tsho Lake and joins with the trail heading to Island Peak. On the way, you will also see the view of Ama Dablam. Finally, you will reach Chukkung.
Day 17 From Chhukung to Namche Bazaar (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
Follow a descending trekking trail, reach a thin village called Bibre, and cross a river named Imjha. On the way, there are several small villages, including bridges. You will also reach Dingboche before Namche.
Day 18 From Namche to Lukla (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
As you head to Lukla, you will again see the colourful Buddhist prayer flags and come across chortens, mani walls, and gompas. Crossing the suspension bridges over the glaciated Dudh Kosi River reminds you of the beginning of your Everest journey. Finally, from Cheplung, you will head to Lukla.
Day 19 Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (breakfast provided, standard accommodation)
Once again, it is time to enjoy the mountain aerial view from a plane's window. After landing at the Kathmandu airport, you will be taken to our office or the hotel.
Day 20 Departure (breakfast provided)
We will pick you up at the hotel three hours before your international flight and take you to Tribhuwan International Airport. So goodbye, and we wish you good luck for a safe journey.
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