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Mera Peak Mountaineering Expedition

Package Code: E006
Duration:  17 Days / 16 Nights
Best Time: March to May and Mid-September to Mid-December
Accommodation: 11 Nights at Tea Lodge, 2 Nights in Tents, 3 NIGHTS AT HOTEL
Minimum People Required: Two
Level of Endurance: Strenuous moderate
MaxIMUM Elevation: Mera Peak Summit (21,247 ft.)


Mera Peak Mountaineering Expedition
This package offers an exciting opportunity to summit Mera Peak, which is at an altitude of 6,476 mts. (21,247 ft.). It is a scenically spectacular mountaineering experience that awaits you. A lot of passionate adventurers swear by the thrill this expedition offers. It is a physically challenging expedition and requires climbers to be in top physical condition.

Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal in the Everest Khumbu valley. It is situated on the edge of the famous Solo-Khumbu region and is dominated by Mt. Everest. From Mera Peak you can witness world’s mighty 8,000 mts. peaks - Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and many other peaks.

The expedition would begin by crossing the virgin forests of the Hinku Valley. This provides an excellent opportunity to take in the natural beauty as well as acclimatize before summiting the peak.



Mera Peak Mountaineering Expedition


Day 01: Your Port of Embarkation to Kathmandu
A Nomadier representative will be waiting for your flight to land at Tribhuvan International Airport and welcome you to the beautiful country of Nepal. You will then be transferred to your hotel and assisted in the check-in process as well. Your expedition permits and if you book them through Nomadier, flight tickets to and from Lukla, will be handed over to you in the hotel room itself. You can choose to spend the evening roaming the streets of Kathmandu, go shopping in Thamel for your trekking/mountaineering gear and clothing or just relaxing in your room. Overnight at hotel.


Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and situated in a valley, approximately at a height of 4,600 ft., surrounded by four major mountains namely Shivapuri, Phulchowki, Nagarjun and Chandragiri. The city is the gateway to Nepal Tourism and the centre of the country’s economy. Its history dates back to over 2000 years ago and it was on the ancient trade route between India and Tibet which caused a fusion of artistic and architectural traditions of other cultures that can be witnessed even today.


Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla to Chutanga
Today is your flight to Lukla and our representative will transfer you to the domestic airport in Kathmandu and see you off. Your flight to Lukla and especially landing at the Lukla airport is a fair indicator of the adventure in store ahead. The airstrip at Lukla is one of the highest in the world with an altitude of 9,350 ft. (2,850 mts.) and was built by the Sherpas under the supervision of Sir Edmund Hillary who along with Tenzing Norgay was the first to climb Mt. Everest. It is very tricky for pilots to land planes here as it is one of the shortest and most dangerous airstrips in the world and has a rock wall at the end of the airstrip! On arrival, you will be met by a Nomadier representative who will introduce you to the Expedition Guide, other members in your Group and your Support Staff. He will give you basic tips and guidance and will also answer all your queries. After a light breakfast, you'll begin your trek to Chutanga.

The trek from Lukla to Chutanga would be an easy one as compared to the ones in days to follow. This trail is quieter than the ones leading to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Ri and has less people. This allows you to trek with peace of mind and gives you an opportunity to be one with the surroundings. You would cross a number of hamlets and wood yards before reaching beautiful rich forests abundant with trees like silver fir, birch, pines and rhododendron on the hill sides of Kalo Himal Ridge. Various paths here can be confusing so you would be required to stay alert in order to avoid straying from the main trail. You would rest and stay the night at Chutanga. Although only a few hours out of Lukla, it's a sensible choice for the purpose of acclimatization.

Lukla means a place having many goats and sheep but only a few are found in the area today. An old Sherpa monastery, built around the start of 19th century by Lama Kyamgon-Deltsen-Donden is situated in Lukla. Lukla also boasts of the Pasang Lhamu Nicole-Nicky Hospital which was established in honor of the first Nepalese women to summit Mount Everest, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa and the first Swiss mountain guide, Nichole Nicky.


Day 03: Chutanga to Tuli Kharka
Chutanga to Tuli Kharka
After a day at Chutanga you would continue towards Tuli Kharka. You would cross the Kalo Himal Ridge that separates the Khumbu from the Hinku valley. This valley would lead you to a ridge, Zatrwa La, which you would have to cross towards the right and finally undertake a steep descend to Tuli Kharka (big pasture). Overnight stay at a lodge.


Day 04: Tuli Kharka to Khote
Tuli Kharka to Khote
The path from Tuli Kharka to Khote is a very pleasant one. As your start moving towards Khote from Tuli Kharka you would have to descend on hillsides and you would pass beautiful meadows as you do that. Once you are lower down, you would be crossing through serene forests of Blue Himalayan pines and rhododendrons. You would also be able to take in the beautiful views of the south side of Mera Peak. You would be staying overnight in Khote in a lodge.


Day 05: Khote to Thangnak
Khote to Thangnak
From Khote to Thangnak you would be required to follow the route that takes you to the west bank of Hinku Drangka. As you move forward you would be out of the forest areas and notice that the valley widens and opens into a pasture. You would come across the shelters of shepherds and would be most likely to view the serene sight of goats, sheep and yaks grazing. Here you would move forward and reach a small bridge, crossing which you would reach Gondishung, a summer settlement of Thagnak. Gondishung has a 200 year old Gompa (monastery) beneath a rock overhang. It is a beautiful Gompa with a Buddha statue and several buddstava, prayer flags and number of prayer walls. You would pass through narrow valleys to reach Thagnak, which is a settlement made by yak herders. A visit to the Sabal Tsho can be rewarding, if the views are not already enough. You would be staying overnight here.


Day 06: Thangnak to Khare
Thangnak to Khare
You start your trek from Thangnak towards the Mera Base Camp through Khare. You would be required to follow the morainic grounds from Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka. This patch of trekking would offer spectacular views of Charpate Himal. To reach Khare you would be taking a trail that climbs through moraines and to the neb of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply, taking you to your destination. Overnight stay at Khare.


Day 07: Rest Day
This day in the itinerary has been set aside for rest. You would be spending this day preparing and rejuvenating yourself for the long and tiring climb in the days to follow in your pursuit of summiting the Mera Peak. Overnight stay at Khare in a lodge.


Day 08: Khare to High Camp
Khare to High Camp
To reach the High Camp you would be required to walk through rock-strewn areas before making your way to Mera High Camp. You need to careful, especially if it has snowed recently as the area has a number of crevasses. You would then need to make your way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large mound. This is where you set your high camp. This place offers a scintillating view of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse. Overnight stay at High Camp.


Day 09: High Camp to Summit to Base Camp
High Camp to Summit to Base Camp
This is the day you set out to summit Mera Peak. Based on the weather conditions the central summit or slightly higher north summit would be undertaken. As you reach the top of the peak you can see the awe-inspiring views of Mt. Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kangchenjunga, Nuptse, Lobuche and Chamlang. Enjoy your achievement and the breath taking scenery of the surrounding high snow capped peaks – a great physical, spiritual and emotional high reaching the highest spot of this extreme adventure. After you have had your heart's full of the views from the top, you would retrace your steps back on the downhill path to your base camp-site, which would have been set up by your trekking crew. Overnight rest and celebrate at the base camp.


Day 10: Base Camp to Thangnak
After the amazing and successful experience of the expedition to Mt. Mera, you would be leaving the Base Camp with lots of unforgettable memories. You would walk along the gradual descent path to reach Thangnak, a settlement made by the yak herders. Overnight stay at Thangnak in a lodge.


Day 11: Thangnak to Khote
To reach Khote from Thangnak you would be required to take the same route back. As you trek along you would once again have a wonderful opportunity to witness the beautiful sights of the region. You would pass through Gondishung, which has a 200 year old Gompa (monastery) beneath a rock overhang. It is a beautiful Gompa with a Buddha statue and several buddstava, prayer flags and number of prayer walls. You would come across a small bridge, crossing which you would come across the shelters of shepherds and would be most likely to view the serene sight of goats, sheep and yaks grazing. As you move forward you would be out of the forest areas and notice that the valley widens and opens into a pasture. You would be required to keep moving along the bank of Hinku Drangka, you would follow the route which would take you to Khote. Overnight stay at a lodge in Khote.


Day 12: Khote to Tuli Kharka
The path from Khote to Tuli Kharka is a very pleasant one. As your start moving towards Tuli Kharka from Khote you would have to ascend hillsides and you would pass beautiful meadows. You would also be required to tread through serene forests of Blue Himalayan pines and rhododendrons. You would also be able to take in the beautiful views of the side of Mera Peak. You can utilize this day to revitalize yourself before resuming the journey or explore the nearby areas of Tuli Kharka. You would be staying overnight in Tuli Kharka in a lodge.


Day 13: Tuli Kharka to Chutanga
After a day of rest at Tuli Kharka, you would proceed towards Chutanga. You would cross the beautiful pastures as you undertake a steep climb. After you have completed your climb and as you move forward you would come across the Zatrwa La ridge, crossing which you would reach Hinku valley. The path then takes you towards the Kalo Himal Ridge. You would reach Chutanga as you keeping moving ahead from the ridge. Overnight stay at a lodge.


Day 14: Chutanga to Lukla
You would be trekking from Chutanga to Lukla today. The trail that you would be taking would require you to move downhill all the way to Lukla.  You would be going through forests of fir, rhododendron, oak, juniper and local vegetation. While on this trek you would be able to enjoy the scenic views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri and Karyolang Peak. In the evening you prepare for your journey to Kathmandu as you take away with you, beautiful memories that will stay with you forever. A Nomadier representative will see you off at the airport the next day.


Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu
Back in Kathmandu, a Nomadier representative will receive you at the Domestic Airport, transfer you to your hotel and help in the check-in. The rest of the day is left free for you to recover from the recent strain or for the super-fit, walk around in the city. Overnight at hotel.


Day 16: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Kathmandu is a wonderful place for sightseeing and you’ll spend half of this day visiting the major and most renowned sights in the city like Pashupatinath, Bodhnath, Swayambhunath and Durbar Square. This extra day will also acts a contingency if bad weather delays your flights to Kathmandu from Lukla and reduces the chances of you having to reschedule your international flight tickets. In the evening, you can choose to go shopping for mementos and local craft as a remembrance or just relax in your room. Overnight at hotel.

Pashupatinath is Nepal’s most important Hindu temple and stands on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. The temple is located 100 mts. away from the end of the runaway at Kathmandu’s International Airport and is a powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power to where, devotees of Shiva and Sadhus flock from across the entire sub-continent. Non-Hindus cannot enter the main temples but the surrounding complex of Shaivite shrines, Lingams and Ghats (stone steps) is fascinating and definitely worth the visit.

Famed for its Stupa, Bodhnath pulsates with life as thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible and unfettered. The lanes around the Stupa are crammed with Monasteries and workshops that make butter lamps, ceremonial horns, Tibetan drums, singing bowls, plumed hats for Lamas and other essential Buddhist paraphernalia.

Swayambhunath is a place that offers one of the definitive experiences in Kathmandu. This sacred locale, a monkey temple, is always mobbed by monkeys and is a chaotic jumble of Hindu and Buddhist iconography. A gleaming white Stupa makes for its centre and is topped by a gilded spire painted with the eyes of the Buddha. What makes it an absorbing experience are the ancient carvings made into every spare inch of space and the smell of incense and butter lamps hanging heavy in the air. 

Durbar Square
Durbar Square
In history, Durbar square was the king’s seat of ruling and it is here that kings were crowned and their undisputed authority legitimized. Today, it is the traditional heart of the old town and still boasts of some of the world’s most spectacular architecture. The entire square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is made up of three loosely linked squares and many terraced platforms which make for a great spot to view Kathmandu in motion.


Day 17: Kathmandu to Your Port of Destination
Today is the last day of an exhilarating part of your life as you leave Kathmandu. A Nomadier representative will transfer you to the international airport and wish you goodbye.