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Mera Peak CLimbing

Mera Peak (6654 m),  takes Kathmandu to Kathmandu 16 days:

Mera Peak climbing is a chance to venture into a little visited and as yet un spoilt region of
Nepal where the hillsides are still densely forested and a need to be self-sufficient is essential. There is also, of course, the pleasure of going above 21,000 feet.” 

This is a quickly becoming a classic Himalayan climb ! It is, after all, the highest mountain in Nepal (6,476m, 22,476ft) accessible to people with no significant mountaineering experience in Nepal. Additionally, it offers some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Nepal, 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 we’ll establish base camp. We’ll set up two more high tent 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 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 Cho Oyu to the west.


Itinerary:


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
Himalaya. Lukla is a small Sherpa town that is the starting point for some of the most famous climbs and treks in Nepal. We will spend the rest of the morning relaxing and acclimatizing at 2,800 m (9184ft). After lunch, will start our trek up to Chutunga, where we will camp for the night. Our walk will take through the fields and forests surrounding Lukla. We will make our way up through yak grazing grounds to the small teahouse settlement of Chutunga (3,100m, 10,170ft).  


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 Thule Karka. Today we cross Zetra La (Pass, 4,600m, 15,088ft). We will slowly make our way up and stop for lunch just above the tree line, about 500 m below the pass. Above here the terrain is steep and rocky. From the pass we will get great views of surrounding peaks, such as Kwangde to the east and even Cho Oyu to the north. We will slowly make our way across the rocky flats and passes, gradually descending to Thule Karka at 4,400 m (14,432ft, 'Thule Karka' means big meadow in Nepali). Camping at high elevation will allow us to acclimatize so our later ascent of Mera Peak will be easier. If you have time to explore the craggy terrain around Thule Karka, you may spot a Himalayan mink hiding out in the weathering rock debris.  

 

Day 04: Thule Karka to Tashing Ongma. This will be on of our longest walking days, mostly downhill. We will traverse several flats and spurs until we gain our first view of Mera Peak. From here we will drop down into the isolated Hinku Valley. Aside from mountaineers, the Hinku Valley is sparsely populated and very pristine. We will ascend a steep section of trail until we enter the forest, where we will stop for lunch. Eventually we will drop down into the humid, bamboo forests, before turning north up along the west side of the Hinku River towards Mera Peak. We will slowly ascend to Tashing Ongma (3,600m, 11,808ft), where we will  sleep in tea house lodge. 

 

Day 05: Tashing Ongma to Tangnag. Today we will have amazing mountain views as we continue north up the Hinku Valley. The trail gently climbs along the west bank of the Hinku River. Spectacular mountains, such as Kusum Kangari to the west and Mera Peak to the east, will be in view throughout the morning. We will make our way up onto the meadows on the western side of the Hinku Valley as we climb above the tree line. Here we will stop for lunch. Through out the afternoon, we will traverse meadows and hill slopes, dotted with grazing yaks, until we reach the settlement of Tangnag (4,350m, 14,268ft). If it’s been a snowy season, the sound of avalanches will soon be familiar. We are approaching the heart of the high Himalaya.  


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
Hinku Valley.  


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
Mera Peak is in plain view and Mera glacier spills steeply down into the valley.  

 

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 Mera Peak is clearly visible. We will have lunch at Mera Base Camp and spend the afternoon relaxing and staying warm.  

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 Mera Peak, return to Base Camp at Khare. We will depart high camp before dawn. The climb up to the higher northern summit is straight forward, but will take 6-7 hours. The reward is one of the world’s most spectacular mountain views, including Everest and Lhotse just to the north, Cho Oyu to the northwest, and Kanchenjunga and Makalu to the east. We will then make our way down to Mera La for lunch and to Khare to camp for the night. 

 

Day 12: Khare to Tashing Ongma. Return along the same route. 

 

Day 13: Tashing Ongma to Thule Karka. Return along the same route. 

 

Day 14: Thule Karka to Lukla return along the same route. 

 

Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu. We will take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. This will be your first night back in civilization, time to eat a great meal, take a much-needed shower, and enjoy the bustle of the city streets. B.

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.

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Price includes:
All climbing equipment such as; main rope, fixed rope, ice bar, ice crew, ice hammer,  harness, accender, decender, crampoon,  climbing guide, high altitude cook,  Lukla to Khare to Lukla tea house lodge accommodation and meals, Khare to High camp to tented camp equipment.

Price not include:
Your insurance which should be covered helicopter rescue, personal bottle or bar bill, personal clothes, sleeping bag, down jacket, wind prove trouser,  snow glass, climbing boots or crampoon fit trekking boots,  sun cream, lip guard, hat, glove, and etc.

 

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