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Ascent Mera peak 6,461m & zatrwa la pass

Mera Peak (6427m  is a mountain in the Mahalangur  Himal range. Mera peak is classified as a trekking peak. It has three main peaks: Mera North, 6,476m  Mera Central, 6,461m, and Mera South, 6,065m. it is a trekking peak that is visible from the south as a separate peak. Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. This peak was first explored by British expeditions in the early 1950s before and after the ascent of Everest. Members of these teams included Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Eric Shipton, and George Lower.

We organize the Mera peak climbing by following the route that heads south from Lukla.  and then continue to beautiful Hinku Valley and later returns back from Zatra La pass. Following this route has a few advantages. . Additionally,  the route is longer so better acclimatization is needed. the trail follows wilderness, sweet villages, and Pine, and rhododendron forests. that will take us to the wild Hinku Valley to reach Mera Peak. which will give you a glimpse into the rich culture of the locals.

Mera Peak (6,461 m) is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. The ascent is not really difficult. This is a snow race with moderate slopes. After joining Lukla, the starting point of our trek, we reach a valley located east of the Dudh Kosi, which meanders at the foot of some of the most beautiful mountains of Khumbu such as Kusum Kanguru or the Kangtega. Then we arrive at the Mera Pass (5,415 m) with, in the background, our objective: the central summit of Mera Peak. For this ascent, we have chosen a "high" acclimatization in order to arrive relatively quickly at altitude and a safe day to have a better chance of reaching the summit.


Day 1

Arrived in Kathmandu, we are greeted at the airport by our local team and transferred to the hotel, to take advantage of a time of rest, briefing of presentation of the progress of the trek, then free time. In case of arrival in the morning, free day: rest or the possibility of making free visits for those who wish. This is the perfect opportunity to immerse you in Nepalese culture and to test the local gastronomy

Transfer to hotel
Final altitude: approximately 1350 m
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel
Day 2

Have breakfast and then you have the whole day to explore the best Kathmandu Sightseeing spots with your guide. You can visit and explore one of the most famous Shiva temples, Pashupatinath, recognized as the monkey temple; Swyambhunath, the largest Stupa in the world, also called Boudhanath Stupa; and finally the Royal Palace, Kathmandu Durbar Square. The next day, you will begin your trek on the Annapurna Circuit, so you have to check your equipment to make sure that you are ready for your adventure and climb. Have dinner and stay overnight in the same hotel in Kathmandu
Day tour
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: night in the hotel
Day 3

Either a morning transfer to Kathmandu airport or very early departure (around 4 am) for Ramechhap airport and breakfast organized on your arrival before your flight to Lukla. This visual flight, which can only be done in good weather conditions, offers a magnificent panorama of the Himalayas. On arrival in Lukla, the organization of the loads with the porters and the Sherpas then the start of the trek. We follow a path at first gently sloping. We cross a shoulder to a sheepfold then a big climb awaits us before a “Nepali flat” in a forest of rhododendrons. We descend slightly and cross a torrent before climbing towards the hamlet of Thukdingma. There is only one last zigzag climb in the middle of a forest to reach the village of Chutanga.  

- Depending on the congestion at Kathmandu airport, the Nepalese Civil Aviation Authority (CAAN) may decide to operate all flights to Lukla either from Kathmandu airport or from Ramechhap airport.
- If the flight is canceled for weather reasons, it will be postponed to the next day. You will spend an additional day at the hotel in Kathmandu or Ramechhap.

flight 35 minutes/ 3 hours walk
final altitude: 3,500m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge
Day 4

From Chutanga we ascend through a wooded slope towards the austere gorge that dominates the village. Through the Forest, we can see out Chutanga below and even the high houses of Lukla. We can make out the mountains bordering the Thame Valley. We reach the Kharka teng lodge and continue on an excellent path but often snowy or even icy in autumn (sticks recommended). We go up the slope under a rocky bar to reach a grassy shoulder. The view of the Himalayas now widens to Cho Oyu, this 8,153-meter peak located on the Tibetan border straddling the valleys of Thame and Gokyo lakes. From the pass the descent to the Hinku khola valley passes through another pass, the Zatrwa La which can be seen high up at the bottom of the valley.

 5 hrs of walking
Final Altitude:  4,300m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge
Day 5

We descend towards the valley to find a path on the side of the cliff which gives access to a valley. We cross it and cross a ridge. The path continues by crossing a new scoop until arriving in front of a corridor of scree which you go up on a superb fitted staircase. We cross a shoulder which gives access to a balcony path from which we discover the valley of the Hinku khola dominated by the Mera peak. We descend into a forest of young rhododendrons then reach the site of Thulo Dunga. The descent continues on the side of the cliff until Taktor. A "Nepalese flat" then leads us to Tashing Dingma followed by a steep climb up the cliff side on a steep staircase to pass a shoulder before descending on the other side to to dominate the Hinku khola from the edge of the moraine. The atmosphere is very austere. The path now remains very close to the river, which we finally leave by climbing into a pine forest. We arrive in Khote.

5 hrs of walking
final altitude: 3,580m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge
Day 6

From the village of Khote we continue along the river with the south face of Mera peak in sight. We pass the confluence of the Hinku khola with the Sanu khola and discover mountains which complete the panorama to the left of the Kyashar. A slow ascent on the stony moraine then we go up through the blocks along the river to Saure. The climb continues pleasantly through mountain pastures to Duk gompa, located in a cave. Then we move away from the river to climb the moraine up to a sheepfold to finish on the stony flat of the Thangnag moraine basin. The village is located behind a large pile of stones facing the impressive heights of moraines that descend from the Mera peak glacial complex. The views of the peaks are splendid:

5 hr walking
final Altitude: 4356m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge
Day 7

Altitude acclimatization day with the optional ascent of a panoramic grassy ridge above the village in the direction of Thangnag Ri up to 4,900 meters or even a little more. Beautiful view overlooking all the glacial valleys that have dug at the foot of the mountains, from Gonghla to Mera peak. A nice warm-up... Return to the village at the beginning of the afternoon

 5 hrs of walking
final altitude:  4,240m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge
Day 8

We leave the village crossing the stony moraine to find the start of the Mera La trail which is at the foot of a grassy moraine. The summit of Kyashar presents a vertical rock face which ends in a sharp point while at the back we contemplate the enfilade of the glacial crest of the Charpote himal of Kusum Kangguru and Gonghla. We progress on the flat and skirt a sandy expanse then we go up to reach a new flat area. We go up on the moraine. We see the first houses at the foot of the moraine under Peak 41.

4 hours of walking
final altitude:  4,8o0m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge
Day 9

Acclimatization and practice of the mountaineering technique on a glacier in the direction of Mera-la. This is an opportunity to check everyone's equipment and become familiar with it (crampons, ice axe, helmet, harness, and jumar handle).

5 hrs of walking
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge
Day 10

We climb the moraine to pass the Mera – la at 5,415 meters. The mountainous circus is strikingly beautiful. We pass a shoulder then a scree from where we see the Mera Peak, then the Kangeta appears. The passage of the pass does not present any difficulty and the views of Kusum Kanguru and peak 43 are superb. We reach the base camp of Mera La located on the side of the Hunku khola valley at the foot of Naulekh.

6 hrs walking
final altitude:  5,300m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a tent
Day 11

From the base camp of Mera peak, we go up to the pass on the side of a glacier tongue then on snow slopes. Behind us: Everest and Nuptse are revealed then Makalu and Kangchenjunga appear in a pass between two peaks. The fifth 8,000 of the day finally appears: the Cho Oyu. We arrive at Mera peak High Camp, located near the rocky outcrop at the foot of the Mera glacie

5 hrs of walking 
final altitude:5,800m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a tent
Day 12

The hardest and most beautiful day of the trip! We start very early the ascent of the summit (north slope) first with a regular slope at 30° then on the end which can reach 40° or even 45°. It is sometimes necessary to equip with a fixed rope on the final part. From the central summit we admire the most prestigious Himalayan peaks including four 8000: Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Kangchenjunga. But also Ama Dablam, Nutpse, Baruntse and the south face of Lhotse. The descent is long to reach the Khare lodge. 

Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge
Day 13

Reserve a day in case of bad weather, to attempt the ascent.

Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge or in a tent
Day 14

We take the same route as on the outward journey!

about 6 hrs  of walking
Meals: breakfasts – lunches – dinners
Accommodation: nights in a lodge
Day 15

As for the outward journey, the flight from Lukla airport is directly in the direction of Kathmandu; or from Ramechhap airport with a transfer to Kathmandu. If direct flight to Kathmandu, free day in Kathmandu. If the flight to Ramechhap, transfer and arrival in Kathmandu in the early afternoon. As the flight is subject to the vagaries of the weather, a delay in the day of rotation is possible. This is why we always plan a reserve day in Kathmandu before resuming the international

flight. Transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu and free afternoon.
Note: If the flight is postponed to the next day, you will spend an additional night at the lodge in Lukla.
Day 16

Safety day which can be used during the trekking or as a free day in Kathmandu.
For unforeseeable reasons at this stage of climatic hazards, form or deformity of the participants or others (state of the roads, traffic, case of force majeure, your guide or guide may have to adapt the program, if necessary for the smooth running of your trip. He remains the sole judge and guarantor of your safety. Walking times are given as an indication and may vary from one participant to another.
Day 17

free time depending on the departure time of your flight and our representative will drop you at the airport, ending your journey in Nepal. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you and safe travels.

Trip Included

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking and climbing period
  • Local Guesthouse accommodation during trekking in the mountains
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • All necessary staff with experienced leader (guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works; trekking and climbing permit
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charges
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure
  • First Aid Kit

Trip Excluded

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any kind of Drinks and Liquors
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Optional trips for activities and sightseeing if extended
  • All items not listed in Cost included a section
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Tips for Trekking Staff
Tipping is an integral part of the country's culture. This gesture of thanks, which varies according to the itinerary and the duration, has become an obligation. A tip is given at the end of the trip to the members of the team. However, it is important that the tip remains a gratuity, our teams being very well remunerated elsewhere. We invite you to distribute tips only if the service has met your expectations, 

Notes: Costs may be subject to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking/tour days get modified.

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  • One of the most accessible trekking peaks
  • Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Kangchenjunga at a glance
  • A good acclimatization
  • 1 assistant for 2 climbers
  • From 2 to 7 participants
  • 17 / Days
  • Next Guaranteed departure on 05/03/2023
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  • Your personalized or tailor-made trip
  • Activity : Peak Climbing
  • Physical Level : Easy
  • Highest pass : 6,464m
  • Confort : Basic
  • Group size : 7
  • Accommodation : Hotel - Tea House- Tent
  • Transportation : jeep/flight
  • Best Season : Spring - Autumn
  • Trip Starts : kathmandu-lukla
  • Trip End : Lukla, Kathmandu
  • Customizable trip : Yes

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