Here, our tried and tested program of acclimatization contributes to an unrivalled success rate on the mountain. Although physically very demanding on account of the altitude, the climb on Mera Peak is not technically difficult, ascending snow slopes that rarely exceed 30 degrees. Once upon the mountain, we will have the opportunity to descend the slopes on skis.
The amazing sunrise on Mount Everest and Kangchenjunga, as we slowly ascend to Mera’s summit, one of Nepal’s most spectacular vantage points is truly unforgettable. Christie Hicks provides yoga classes everyday, ensuring a holistic and beautiful experience.
Day 1: To Hotel in Kathmandu, Complimentary airport transfers are provided. group package services begin with the evening meal.
Day 2. A free day in Kathmandu. Optional guided sightseeing tour of the city’s main attractions, which include colourful Buddhist shrines and Hindu temples. Hotel.
Day 3. An early start for the dramatic flight through the mountains to Lukla. After lunch we have a short trek to our first night’s halt at Phakding (2610m. / 8563ft.). Camp.
Day 4. Following the Dudh Kosi valley upstream we cross and re-cross the river before making a final steep climb to the Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar (3040m. / 11,155ft.). Camp
Day 5. A rest day at Namche for acclimatisation. There is the option of a day hike to the Sherpa villages of Khumjung and Kunde for views of Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam. Camp.
Day 6. Our final accomdation days trekking following the Dudh Khosi mostly downhill but with a last climb up to Lukla. We say goodbye to Khumbu capital Namche and we say hi to the Mera peak.
Day 7. A short and easy day of trekking off the beaten track, up through thinning forest to the grazing area of Chutanga (3050m). Camp.
Day 8 Acclimatisation day. We make a trek up to around 4000 metres giving views over the Dudh Khosi Valley and across to the Atwra La pass. We return to Chutanga. Camp.
Day 9. A long day mostly uphill to cross the Zatrwa La (4600m) and descend to Tuli Kharka a high pasture above the Hinku valley. Camp (4320m).
Day 10. We follow a delightful descending trail across three ridges, before dropping steeply down to the Hinku River and a final uphill to Gotay (3600m). Camp.
Day 11. Following the west side of the Hinku River, we trek via the Yak herders’ summer settlement of Gondishung and its Buddhist shrine to Tagnag (4350m). Camp.
Day 12. Acclimatisation day. In the morning we trek up above camp for views of the Mera La. In the afternoon we have a skills training session ready for the ascent. Camp.
Day 13. We ascend an ablation valley beside the Dig Glacier to Kare, the basecamp area for Mera Peak. Camp (5000m).
Day 14. A day for further acclimatisation. We follow the ridge above camp to around 5500 metres and return to Khare. Camp.
Day 15. Leaving our base camp we trek up onto the glacier and traverse to the Mera La on the watershed of the Hinku and Hongu valleys. Camp (5415m).
Day 16. We continue our ascent of the North flank of Mera Peak to a spectacular eyrie nestled below a rocky outcropping on the ridge. Camp (5800m).
Day 17. We make the technically straightforward ascent of Mera Peak (6476m). The summit view includes 5 of the World’s 6 highest mountains. We return to Khare. Camp.
Day 18. A contingency day in case of bad weather or delay. We may use this day to split the following day’s trekking into two shorter days, descending first to Tagnag.
Day 19. We begin our return trek following the Hinku River to Gotay. Camp (3600m).
Day 20. Uphill again to reach Tuli Kharka below the Zatwra La. Camp (4320m).
Day 21. A final short climb to the Zatrwa La and then a long descent to Lukla. Camp (2840m).
Day 22. Taking a morning flight to Kathmandu, we will have plenty of time after lunch for further sightseeing or shopping. Hotel.
Day 23. Group package services end after lunch. Complimentary airport transfers are provided.
Group Size (6-14)
$3,500 per person including both way domestic airfare. Kathmandu-Lukla, Lukla-Kathmandu and climbing peak permit.