Mera Peak climbing is a chance to venture into a little visited and as yet un spoilt region of
This is a quickly becoming a classic Himalayan climb ! It is, after all, the highest mountain in
Day 01: Fly to Lukla, trek to Chutunga. We will have an early breakfast and head off to the airport for our flight to Lukla. This flight will take about 40 minutes as we travel over ranges and river valleys towards the highest peaks in the
Day 02: Acclimatization Day at Chutunga. Acclimatization is an important component of high-altitude climbing. This will be the first of 3 scheduled rest days as we let our bodies get accustomed to the thinner, high altitude air. After breakfast we will head up towards Zetra La, exploring the rhododendron forests and meadows above Chutunga. Keep a lookout for the elusive Impeyan, a brightly colored Himalayan pheasant that keeps to the forests for cover. We will make our way back down for lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the views of the surrounding peaks and passes.
Day 03: Cross Zetra La to
Day 05: Tashing Ongma to Tangnag. Today we will have amazing mountain views as we continue north up the
Day 06: Acclimatization Day at Tangnag. This will be a rest day to let our bodies recover from the past days of hiking. We will relax and soak up the beautiful views of peaks and glaciers surrounding the head of the
Day 07: Tangnag to Khare. Today we will climb above 5,000 m (16,400ft) for the first time. Our hike up to Khare (5,100m, 16,728ft) is short, but we will take it slowly, with frequent stops to soak up the incredible surroundings. The trails heads eastward out of Tangnag, along the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier. We will pause to climb up the moraine for a view of the pristine Sabai Tso glacial lake. A drop in lake level, caused by a recent rupture of the natural dam the held the lake, is clearly visible. We will arrive at Khare in the early afternoon and have lunch. From Khare, the beautiful north face of
Day 08: Acclimatization Day at Khare. Our staff will maintain our base camp at Khare. In the morning we will head up about 200 m to the foot of Mera glacier, where we practice rope work and use of crampons and ice axe. We will return to Khare for lunch and spend the afternoon resting for the upcoming climb.
Day 09: Khare to Mera Base Camp via Mera La 5400 m. Today we will travel a short distance, slowly ascending up onto Mera glacier. The climb is initially steep, but flattens out as we reach the crest of the glacier. We will traverse a long flat on top of the glacier as we make our way to the pass, called Mera La (5,400m, 17,710ft). From here, the views are stunning. Crevasse fields gently stretch out in front of the pass and we are literally enclosed by a ring of jagged peaks and blue-green glaciers. The remaining route up to the summit of
Day 10: Mera Base Camp 5300 m to High Camp. We have a short, steep climb up to High camp, but we will take it very slowly so that we allow for the altitude gain. At 5,800 m (19,025ft), high camp is nestled behind a large rock outcrop. We will arrive here by lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing and further acclimatizing. Bill O’Conner in the book ‘Trekking Peaks of Nepal” describes high camp as “one of the most glorious viewpoints in Nepal, with a panarama that takes in Kanchenjunga, Chamlang, Makalu and Baruntse sweeping round from the east, whilst due north Everest peers over…the massive unclimbed South Face of Lhotse and Nuptse. Sitting on that rock outcrop, listnening to the wind and looking out across untracked glaciers remains a highlight of my Mera expedition.
Day 11: Ascend
Day 12: Khare to Tashing Ongma. Return along the same route.
Day 13: Tashing Ongma to
Day 15: Lukla to
Highlight: Summit height 6654 m, a classic Himalayan climb, mountaineering experience, spectacular mountain scenery, high altitude experience, Nepal’s most pristine rhododendron, oak, silver fir and birch forests, past beautiful alpine lakes, views of Kanchenjunga and Makalu Himalayas to the east, Everest and Lhotse Himalayas to the north, and Ama Dablam and Cho Oyu Himalayas to the west. Price: Tell us your requirement and get instant quote.
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Friday, June 28th, 2013
Dear Shankar, We are back in Germany, full of impressions and new experiences. It was a very great journey in Nepal and Tibet, without any problems. That's why we have to say a big THANKS to you and your friend for the perfect organization. I think that this kind of contact between an ... Peter, Germany
Friday, June 28th, 2013
Hi Shankar, Today it is my first working day after 4 weeks. I have to say you sorry. As you know at the beginning I was not totally convinced to make this tour with your agency. No single German or other agency were able to make it better than you, I am sure about. And I am also sure, ... Ergin, Germany