(6,654 m) is the highest permitted trekking peak
of Nepal. It stands to the south of Everest and
dominates the watershed between the heavily
wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Drangkas.
It offers a panoramic view of Chamlang,
Kangchenjunga, Makalu, and Baruntse in the east
and the peaks of Cho-Oyu, Amadablam and Kangtega
to the west. Everest can be viewed to the north
over the massive unclimbed south face of Lhotse
and the Nuptse/Lhotse ridge. Under favorable
conditions, it is possible to climb the peak and
descend back on the same day. The climb to Mera
rewards you a chance to venture into a less
visited and unspoiled region of Nepal where the
hillsides are still densely forested and the
pleasure of going above 6,000m. Though climb to
Mera peak is technically straightforward, but
assists to its route are blocked by high passes,
adding to the experience as on full-scale
Day 1 -
Welcome to Kathmandu 1350m: Arrive in Kathmandu
airport. You'll be met at the airport by our
representative and transfer to hotel.
Day 2 - Kathmandu 1350m: The day to explore the
sights of Kathmandu and the valley with a tour
guide. You will be visiting temples, stupas,
secret site, architecture and cultural things.
Day 3 - Fly to Lukla, trek to Chutenga 3050m: We
take the spectacular 35-minute flight to Lukla
2850m. a growing Sherpa town with plenty of
lodges, and so is a gentle introduction to rural
Nepal. After organising the loads and the
porters, we start our adventure to Chutenga, a
pleasant camping spot.
Day 4 - Rest day at Chutenga 3050m: We are
already above 3000m and so a rest day is
necessary to begin acclimatizing. This is a
great chance to relax, meet the crew, to take a
walk in the forest.
Day 5 - Thuli Kharka 4300m: A tough, long day of
6 to 7 hours walking but can be made as we have
a day rest on previous day. We climb steeply up
the Kalo Himal Ridge to a prayer flag-bedecked
notch at 4444m then gently climb to the main
Zatrwa La 4600m, which separates the Khumbu from
the Hinku Valley. Under fresh snow this pass can
be quite difficult, especially for the porters.
The views across the Dudh Koshi towards
Karyolung and the Lumding Himal are impressive,
as is the view across the rolling foothills east
of the Hinku Valley. Half an hour below the pass
is a huge boulder, which marks our campsite,
Day 6 - Kothe 3700m: Half-day walk, and
virtually all downhill. The path descends to a
fine vantage point of the Hinku valley, with
impressive views of the south face of Mera Peak.
Entering the forest once again, the trail drops
steeply down into the Hinku valley. The forests
of the Hinku valley are a delight to walk
through, full of the tall Himalayan pine and
rhododendron trees. We make camp by the banks of
Hinku Drangka (river) at Kothe. Initially, as we
head up the Hinku Valley, there are stunning
views of Peak 43 and Kusum Khangaru.
Day 7 - Thang Nak 4350m: A pleasant day and we
have beautiful views of Thang Nak 14,271ft, sits
in a wide U-shaped valley, dwarfed by the
surrounding mountains. There is a simple
settlement here where the crew can restock some
supplies.5-6hrs up and down hills climbs finally
brings us to Thang Nak.
Day 8 - Thang Nak 4350m: A well-deserved rest
day, that will further aid our acclimatization.
On this day we can do a walk to the beautiful
moraine-dammed lake, the Sabai Tsho, which is
hidden behind the Sabai Glacier or climbing up
onto an out laying peak of Kusum Khangaru, where
we can reach an altitude of nearly 5,000 meters.
Day 9 - Dig Kharka 4720m: It is only a half-day
walk to the broad basin of Dig Kharka, but we
are gaining altitude rapidly. Again some up
rocky hill on the way to the campsite.
Day 10 - Khare 5025m/16,486f Dig Kharka to Khare
is only a few hours walk. So while the crew set
off to set up camp we have the opportunity of
exploring the valley leading to Kangtaiga. At
Khare there are numerous sites for the camp,
with the most popular being, at upper end of the
Khare by a group of boulders. Here the huge
north face of Mera and the peaks of the Hinku
Shar Glacier dominate. From just above our camp
we can clearly see the Mera La.
Day 12 - Khare: A rest and acclimatization day
with more exploration opportunities. On the West
side of the Hinku Nup Glaciers is a 5500m peak
with stunning views of Mera La and Mera Peak.
This would make a good objective today. The
Sherpas may carry loads to the Mera La.
Day 13 - Mera La 5400m: A 2-hour walk across the
rocks and screw leads to the first snow and ice,
the tongue of the glacier flowing down from the Mera La. Here we change into plastic boots and
crampons as we climb up onto the glaciated
terrain, which leads to the Mera La (pass).
Day 14 - High camp 5800m: We establish high camp
on the Hongu Ledge, at 5800m. Although this is a
short day, we must prepare everything for next
Day 15 - Summit - stay High camp or Mera La:
This is the big day! We attempt the summit.
Several false summits finally lead to a view of
the central summit, which is climbed from its
left side. The view from the summit is one of
the best in the entire Himalaya. No less than 5
of the world's fourteen 8,000 meters peaks can
be seen from the top.
Day 16 - Khare: With a feeling of floating on
air, we walk all the way to Khare.
Day 17 - Thang Nak: Cruising down the valley
through the same trail to the Kharka and camp at
the Thang Nak.
Day 18 - Thuli Kharka: We ascend through lush
forest on the West side of the Hinku Valley,
climbing beyond the tree line to the open alpine
meadows and the flat, boulder-strewn site that
is Thuli Kharka.
Day 19 - Lukla: From Thuli Kharka we climb then
traverse across a couple of passes before the
long descent. Most likely we stay in a lodge and
there's a hot shower and a cold beer waiting for
Day 20 - fly to Kathmandu: We fly by plane to Kathmandu in the morning. Occasionally flights
are delayed by bad weather however we are
supposed to be in Kathmandu by 12 noon.
Day 21 - Kathmandu: A free day for washing,
shopping and a last look around Kathmandu.
Day 22 - Farewel: We take you to the airport for
your flight home. If you wish to stay longer we
can offer plenty of suggestions as to what to
Cost & Booking
- All land
and air transfer as per itinerary
- Arrival and departure transfers.
- Accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu.
- All meals, hot/soft drinks while on the trek
- Fully escorted trek with English speaking
- Cook, Sherpa and Necessary porters, helper
- Wages, equipment, insurance and other
facilities to staffs
- Entry permit and National Park Fees
Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
- Bottled beverages, mineral water, dessert,
items of personal nature, delay due to weather,
equipment failure or situation beyond our
- Travel / medical Insurance (this is a
mandatory condition of booking).
- Medical evacuation in case of emergency.