- Trip Code: ATH356
- Best Season: March, April, May, June, September, October, November
- Country Visited: Nepal
- Trip Start: Kathmandu
- Trip Ends: Kathmandu
- Destination: Mera Peak Summit
- Trip Route: Ktm-Lukla-Khothey-Mera La-High Camp-Mera Peak-Thuli Kharka-Lukla-Ktm
- Trip Style: Tented Camp Trek
- Activity: Climbing involve with Rope and Ice Axe, Sightseeing and Trekking
- Max. Altitude:
6,654 m /21825.12 ft
- Group Size: Min. 2 pax pax
- Trip Category: Climbing
- Explore the Historical city of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur.
- Scenic flight to and from Lukla
- Step inside and experience life as the “mountain people” live, in the heart of Himalayas
- Remarkable views of Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu and many other mountains
- Wonderful Camping Exprience in remote region
- Summit to highest trekking peak, Mera peak at elevation of 6654 meters
Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. It is situated on the edge of the famous Khumbu Region, which is dominated by Mount Everest. Although very high, Mera is a straightforward climb and is frequently ascended by groups and individuals whose only climbing qualifications are that they are fit and have an out-going sense of adventure.
The trek take us south from the airstrip at Lukla, trekking through beautiful forested hillsides and over several passes before climbing up to the Mera La. After the climb, we descend directly to Lukla.
The Mera Expedition is a high-altitude trek and climb and participants need to be fit and conversant with the use of an ice-axe and crampons. Instruction in the use of these will be given at our base camp near the Mera La if required. In good conditions it is possible for a fit party to reach the summit and return to base camp in one day. This is a rewarding experience as it provides glorious views of Nepal and a vista that takes in Kangchenjunga and Makalu to the east and Everest appearing over the massive southern aspect of Nuptse and Lhotse to the north. To the west stand the spires of Ama Dablam and Kang Taiga and in the distance is the mighty bastion of Cho Oyu. This is a fine panorama of many of the world's highest peaks.
The climb itself takes the north face glacier in a steady rise to the summit ridge which leads, in an exposed and exciting situation, to the top. After the mountain has been climbed, we return by a direct route across a dramatic ridge to Lukla and the flight to Kathmandu.
- Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Overnight at hotel.
- Day 02 - Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.
- Day 03 - Morning fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Chutok (2800 meters) 3 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
- Day 04 - Trek to Pangkongma (2950 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
- Day 05 - Trek to Kurke (3800meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
- Day 06 - Trek to Thuli Kharka (4200meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
- Day 07 - Trek to Khothey (3600 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
- Day 08 - Trek to Tangnag (4350meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
- Day 09 - Acclimatization and Rest day at Tangnag. Overnight at tented camp.
- Day 10 - Trek to Khare (4900meters) 4 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
- Day 11 - Trek to Mera La (5415meters) and Base Camp (5300m) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
- Day 12 - Climb Base Camp to High Camp (5800meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
- Day 13 - Summit to Mera peak (6654meters) and then return to Khare (4900meters) 10 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
- Day 14- Spare day in case of bad weather. Overnight at tented camp.
- Day 15- Trek to Khothey(3600 meters). 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
- Day 16- Trek to Thuli Kharka(4200 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
- Day 17- Trek to Lukla (2804 meters) 7 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
- Day 18- Morning flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
- Day 19- Leisure day in Kathmandu Overnight at hotel.
- Day 20- Transfer to international airport for your final departure.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla
Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights (to and from Lukla) may be cancelled due to mountain weather conditions or technical problems. In such case, Ace the Himalaya will charter a helicopter to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight. The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500m, while the twin otter can fly if the visibility is 5000m, as per Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules.
The cost of the helicopter is payable directly to our Kathmandu office in the event that this service is utilized. US cash, traveler's cheques, or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only) are accepted. You will be given a receipt upon payment so that you may claim the amount from your travel insurance. The minimum cost will be US$1000 and maximum US$3500 depending on the number of group members.