The bulk of Mera, officially the highest of Nepal’s permitted trekking peaks, rises to the south of Everest and dominates the watershed between the wild and heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Drangkas in Himalayan in Nepal. Mera (Peak) is a chance to venture into a little visited and as yet unspoiled Himalayan region of Nepal where the hillsides are still densely forested and a need to be self-sufficient is essential.
Additionally, it offers some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, pristine forest, and high altitude climbing in the world. We start this climb with a hair-raising flight into the small town of Lukla at 2,800 m (9,184 ft). From there it is a six-day trek, with plenty of acclimatization days to keep us healthy at our ever-increasing altitude, through some of Nepal’s most pristine Rhododendron, oak, silver fir and birch forests, past beautiful alpine lakes, and finally up to the foot of Mera Glacier where well establish base camp. We will set up two more high camps, the first over 300 m above B.C. on the Mera Glacier, and the second after we cross the Mera crevasse field at 5,800 m. From here it is a steady and steep climb to reach the summit, with awe-inspiring views of Kanchenjunga and Makalu to the east, Everest and Lhotse to the north, and Ama Dablam and Choyu to the west. Navigate Outdoor offer lots of different services including full packages that’s including Kathmandu to Kathmandu full services, or just 4 days climbing clinic which will be Base Camp to Base camp services with necessary legal documents for the trip with professional climbing certify guides & Porter.
- Trip Grade:Moderate, Challenging
- Max Elevation:6461m
- Total Duration:18 days
- Best Time:Oct- Dec/ Mar- May
- Mera Peak Climbing:
Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 – Preparation in Kathmandu and last minute gear organize and stay in Kathmandu.
Day 03 - Flight to Lukla 35 minute world’s adventures mountain flight (2840m), Trek to Chuthanga ( 3020m) ascent 180m.
Day 04 - Zatrwa La pass (4,610m) /Thuli Kharka(4300m), ascent 1280m.
Day 05 - Thuli Kharka to Tashi Dingma(3,580m), descent 720m.
Day 06—Tashi Dingma to Tangnag (4,356m), ascent 776m.
Day 07 - Tangnag Rest day (4356m)
Day 08 - Tangnag to Khare (5,100m), ascent 464m.
Day 09 - Khare to Mera base camp altitude 5350m via Mera La pass (5,415m), ascent 400m and descent to Mera base camp 65m.
Day10- Rest and preparation for summit and learn handling rope, glacier walk and crampon use etc.
Day 11 - High camp (5,780m) Tented camp with limited amount of food supply light weight, ascent 430.
Day 12 - Summit to Mera peak altitude 6461m, and back to base camp and stay.
Day 13 - Trek Base Camp to Tashi Dingma altitude 3580m descent 1800m.
Day 14 - Tashi Dingma to Thuli Kharka altitude 4300m. ascent 776m.
Day 15 – Thulikharka to Lukla and stay in Lukla altitude 2840m via Zatrwa La Pass altitude 4610m, ascent 310m and descent to Lukla 1770m.
Day 16 - Flight to Kathmandu 35 minute and transfer to hotel.
Day 17 — Day sightseeing in Kathmandu and stay in Kathmandu.
Day 18 – Final departure.
- Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu returns flight tickets.
- Pick-up and drop service by private car/ van or van depending on group size.
- All meals on trek and climbing (L, D, & B/F) with tea\coffee and treated drinking water.
- 4 night hotel in Kathmandu and accommodation with breakfast basic.
- Peak permit fee, National park fees, airport charges.
- Experience climbing Sherpa guide 4:1 ratio, and Porter 2:1 ratio.
- Climbing group gear i.e.lead Rope, anchor building gear, tent and dry food.
- Salary and insurance for our guide & porter.
Cost does not include:
- Client’s personal accident and medical insurance.
- Alcohol, Mineral water & bottle beverages.
- Personal expenses, Internet, international phone call, donation and souvenir etc.
- Guide and porter tips.
- Meals in Kathmandu (lunch & dinner).
- International flights and visas and airport charges
- Personal climbing gear and clothing.
- Climbing Shoe (plastic boots will be preferable),
- Crampons one pair,
- Lucking-1 & 1 un-lucking carabineer,
- Guide ATC-1,
- Prussic 7mm dynamic rope for safety – 1 pcs,
- Sling 8-12’ – 1
- Helmet- 1, Ice-ax -1.
Note: We customize your trip according to your interest, duration, and budget. This is brief itinerary gives you some idea and broader pictures of the trip while you are thinking to do so. Please do not hesitate to contact us for details and additional information of the area.
We will provide comprehensive gear list on booking, and most of these items you can buy or rental in Kathmandu.
Additional info of the trip: Compare other trekking peak this is one of the easiest access from Lukla, can combined with Lobuche peak and Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Karnali River Experience.
They say that the journey is better than the destination. That all the experiences along the way are like an accumulation of rocks along a riverbed. This story is another stone in a river.
I have known Mani Aryal for several years, meeting him in the United States, in the state of Utah. Mani and I were both on a work contract to take a group of students down Desolation & Grey Canyon on the Green River. After spending three weeks with Mani I knew that I made a paddling adventure buddy and that he would be a person that I actively stay in contact with. The years have a way of floating by with adventure and intentions. Every time I spoke to Mani he persistently invited me to Kathmandu to see his home and to float the rivers. Three years after saying “no”, I finally could say “maybe”.
Kathmandu is large in legend and small in structure. The shuttle ride from the airport is an example of whitewater: dodging potholes, must-make moves, and pure adrenaline. It’s best not to watch.
There are two options to get to the river when signing up for a Karnali River Expedition trip: 1) take the plane or 2) ride with the guides and gear on public transport. I was on a tight budget, so option #2 was the only way to go. Putting together a multiday river trip is always difficult, especially when you start combining buses, shuttles, and rendezvous. The first leg of the journey was via public transportation to Koholpur. The guides and I, hanging out at the main bus depot, loading all of the gear we would need for the next 12 days was a new experience indeed.
You see a lot of different people and livestock on the long distance buses. Chickens and goats are not uncommon. If a woman is standing with a baby, it’s a norm to hand a baby to you, a seated passenger, to hold the child in order to give her a break.
The second half of the shuttle was a private bus to the put-in, the small village of Dungeshor that is located straight down a canyon. The route our bus driver picked was shorter to save fuel but longer because of road conditions. Our bus rocked, creaked and moaned down the road for 8 hours only to cover 85km. “Singletrack” may be a better description than “road” as there were only inches to spare between rock walls and open air.
Sideswiping other buses, scouting rock gardens and pushing our transport were common occurrences that quickly become norms. We reached Dungeshor after 10 pm to hastily inhale some food and beer from a generous restaurant owner who opened his doors after hours. Afterward, we set up our tents on the riverbank to welcome a solid, unwavering piece of ground to usher in some sleep.
The next morning, the guides were in their prime, having already started getting breakfast ready for everyone. Mani was no exception, greeting me with a great, white smile and a coffee to help orient my mind back to my body. The biggest surprise was all of the children hanging about camp. We were all warned not to leave our gear unattended. Later that day, I realized a carabineer walked off to hang out with the children. The guides seemed to include me that much more by laughing and sharing stories of gear gone lost.
Throughout the six days, Mani and his guides were exceptional hosts. It seemed as if they never stopped moving. Always quick to put a coffee in your hand, help you set up your campsite or to offer a meal. Every morning they would barter with local fisherman to add extra flair to the menu. On the water, I felt safe and involved in the risk management. All ideas were heard until a plan formed to be implemented with everyone on board. The standard followed by Mani was professional.
Six months after this trip, the strongest memories I have are of traveling to and from the river. Once I had oars in my hand and a blue sky above me I knew who I was and how I got there.
The total trip duration from Kathmandu to Kathmandu was 10 days included bus journey.
Thank you, Mani. I look forward to our next adventure.