Mera Peak Climbing is One of the popular expedition into the Himalayas and Mera Peak is 6470 meters / 21227 feet high above sea level, rises to the South of Mt. Everest, this peak was an almost overlooked mountain to the east of the main Khumbu trekking trails. It is situated in the Everest region in a remote Hinku valley, Mera peak Strenuous challenging for the beginners but it is not much technical mountain. It is suitable for anyone of average or above average fitness wishing to fulfil the dream of a high Himalayan summit or those with a yearning for adventure. When you stand upon the summit, spread before you will be an unbelievable panorama of peaks such as Kanchenjunga and Makalu to the east, Everest and Lhotse to the north and Ama Dablam and Cho Oyu to the west as well as hundreds of other beautiful mountains.
Mera Peak Climbing Climbing is Strenuous challenging for the beginners who is attempting for the first time. Offers a thrilling opportunity to try some Himalayan rock and ice. The climb is not too technical except you will need good adaptation to altitude and some basic experience with climbing equipment, including ice-axe and crampons. The ascent of the peak is technically straightforward; however, the heavy snow and the maze of crevasses can make the way longer to the summit.
As usual, to gain successful ascent, we head up slowly and plenty of time during the trek up to base camp allow us to be properly acclimatized. After the summit, the trail will follow crossing Mingbo La or Tashi Lapcha down to Everest classic route at Chhukung and we conclude this memorable journey at Lukla.
Nearly 1000 Adventure Lovers are going for Mera Peak Climbing Trip every year, an achievement which requires mountaineering skills and a special permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association.
The trekking starting point we follow the original Everest trekking or expedition route at the trail head from Jiri or we use the short way from Lukla, cross spectacular gorges and visit the Peak before entering Sherpa regions of Solu Khumbu, the wilderness of Hinku Valley. This is a fascinating trek in itself. Ample time for acclimation is allowed en route to our base camp on the Mera La (Pass of 5410 meters) . The return to Kathmandu is easy for your plane will get back to the wonderful Sherpa areas and the gigantic Himalayas.
Mera Peak Climbing is One of the popular expedition into the Himalayas and Mera is highest trekking peak of Nepal; Mera Peak is 6470 meters / 21227 feet high above sea level, rises to the south of Mt. Everest, this peak was an almost overlooked mountain to the east of the main Khumbu trekking trails. It is situated in the Everest region in a remote Hinku valley.
Arrive to Kathmandu, an exciting and memorable experience with the panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight. Our Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.
We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip. Final checking of your climbing equipment. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley.
Flight to Lukla (Tenzing-Edmund Hillary Airport) where the airstrip at Lukla was built by Sir Edmund Hillary and his friend; Our Expedition route to Mera to the south is a welcome escape from the crowded trail to traditional Everest Base Camp. After having lunch at Surkhe you will pass through many traditional villages to reach to the vicinity of Paiyan (2796 meters) for our first night camp.
After a short walk from Painyan our trail breaks away, leaving the main route to Namche Bazzar and head east into the mountains, following the old trading route linking the Everest region to the Arun valley.
Early in the morning we head up towards the Pangkongma La pass (3140 meters) behind the village, marked by some very ancient looking Chortens.
Once we entered the Hinku valley, immediately there is a feel of unspoilt remoteness.
The forests continue as we ascend, now mainly rhododendron. From the Surkie La (3085 meters) we head north along the ridge, and the whole of eastern Nepal opens out in front of us, over the wildly remote Honku valley.
Up the ridge is cragged with lichen rocks and heathers, and we wind our way up over several rises. The ridge narrows as dramatic gullies drop away steeply on either side. Over a final crest (4330 meters) we reach the unexpected suspended ledge of the lakes of Panch Pokhari - five lakes, the sacred number.
It would be an excellent trekking day, walk through the dwarf juniper; rhododendron and lovely mixed firs will add the beauty in your trip. Enjoy the great view of Mera and Hinku valley before we descend steeply to the phenomenal cascading junction of two mountain torrents, crashing down through tall pine forests all around our lunch site.
The forest gives way to open valley again by mid-morning, revealing the peaks which line either side. A small Buddhist Gompa in the rock wall above the path contains some unexpectedly fine Buddha statues within. The valley swings eastward into a new array of peaks and the route up toward the Mera glacier comes into view.
This acclimatisation day is very important and useful for boosting yours adaptation to the altitude by gaining as much height as we can during the day but returning to Tagnang for the night.
Today walk up alongside the Dig Glacier is easy and relaxed. This is an excellent valley opening out views to the north of the Hinku Nup glacier and the line of peaks beyond. then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, we can see the northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. Behind us is the dramatic spire of the less than romantically named 'Peak 35', which has yet to be climbed.
Today we gain more valuable acclimatisation and pick up some stunning views as well. Following the lateral moraine of the Hinku Nup glacier into an arena of peaks and glacial lakes, we turn to ascend a grassy ridge that rises back to the south.
It is Pre-Climbing Training day
Ascending the steep edge of the glacier is an ideal to practice crampon use and ice axe technique, and to get the feel of jumaring on a fixed rope. On top we find a suitable area with a safe run-out to learn self-arrest, the single most important skill of alpine mountaineering, even if little needed on the safe slopes of Mera.
We return to the glacier, and this time follow it round in a wide arc, keeping close under the nrthern flank where there are no crevasses. The last section is almost level and Mera La (5410 meters) itself is a rounded snow col that bridges south to the main sweep of the Mera glacier coming down from the peak itself.
Summit the Mera Peak (6470 meters / 21227 feet) and back to Khare.
This is the most important and toughest day in any mountaineering trip as you will be awakened before the dawn with the high esteem to summit the peak. After the steaming hot tea and a quick breaky we continue all roped up through the main glacier then crossing back to the south side we approach the snow humpback ridge. The first shafts of the sun hit the big peaks behind us and are soon on our own slopes, an amazing horizontal red glow. The route is still non-technical; 30º slopes, one foot in front of the other, count the steps and take a breather.
The weather condition in the Himalayas is unpredictable so this spare day enables us to be flexible with the Mera Peak Climbing program depending upon the weather condition or other problems.
We retrace our trail back to Kote and camp by the river after this life long journey to Mera Peak and enjoy the celebration party.
Enjoy your breakfast before begin your trek to Thuli Kharka. We climb up and descend, cross several tributaries of the Inkhu Khola before reaching a forked trail nearby Takthok. Our trail passes by a Chorten after which we walk downhill on a steep trail. Next, we ascend to Thuli Kharka (4300 m. / 14107 ft.) and pass by another Chorten on the way.
The trail passes over windy rugged Zatrawa La (4580 m.), and steep descent toward the rocky outcrop of Kharkithanga. 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.
The flight time to Kathmandu are schedule for normally for morning. This scenic flight from Lukla takes about 35 minutes to Kathmandu, Arrive Kathmandu domestic terminal and drive to your Hotel. Remaining of the day is at leisure.
After your complete trek, transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final flight departure. Our Airport Representative will take you to the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport – TIA for your flight departure.
I would like to thank You for preparing our himalayan aventure for us in october 2009. All was great organizated. Begining with picking up from the airport, taking us to hotel, giving us useful tips, managing all the necessary permits. Mountain Sherpa which was waiting for us in Chukung was our good guide. He helped us to cross Amphu Laptse saddle so the crossing was no more dangerous for us. He showed us the right way to Mera peak so the ascend was for us more comfortable. So Chandra thank You, that we could enjoy our adventure with no worries. And we hope that it was not our last visit in Nepal.
Zdenek, George and Lucas