Mera Peak (6,461m/ 21,190 ft) Located in Everest region, is the highest trekking peak in Nepal and it grants stunning vistas of the Everest Himalayan range: Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu from the summit and is less technical to climb; midst of superb landscape offers striking beauties.
It is one of the biggest trekking peak route, located in the remote isolated area of Khumbu Nepal’s, starts from the village of Lukla which is the gateway to Everest Base camp trek. The routes onwards touching high Himalayan hills of Naulekh. Leaving the last village behind and heading east to reach the top of the ridge it takes steep 3 hours climb. We reach to Hidden valley Hinku, it’s steep down and once we reach the bottom and trail pass through pleasant walk via Rhododendron and pine forests with grazing pastures and meadows. Mera peak high camp is at an elevation of 5800 meters at the foot of the Mera Peak. Mera peak expedition from high cam is technically straight forward on a long glacier.
On the summit, you will feel immensely proud with the surrounding beauties, and a panorama of the snow-covered mountain range and mountains including over 8000 meters mountains like Everest, Kanchenjunga, Mt Makalu and Cho-Oyu.
After completing the great challenging peak expedition ended, we walk back to Lukla and take a flight to Kathmandu.
After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the pre-trip meeting, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Luxury Holidays Nepal. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for your sightseeing tour. You will visit the following sites.
Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site):
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):
Patan Durbar Square - located in central of city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.
The rest of your time is free for further exploration and some shopping nearby your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
An early morning start takes you to Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 30-minute scenic flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla at 2,804 m/9,199 ft. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. On arrival at the airport, guide will brief you and introduce our porters before our trek begins towards Paiya (Chutok) [2730m/8954ft].
Then, trek begins with descending from Lukla.The trail passes through the jungle down to Surke and then a bit ahead we have lunch at Pakhapani or nearby. The trek continue ahead through many traditional settlements, jungles, and hills, we gradually reach the vicinity of Paiya for our first night's camp. We can enjoy number of peaks from here such as Knogde RI, Khatang, Tang Ragi Tu and other peaks above 7 thousand meters from Paiya. Overnight at Paiya.
After breakfast, we descend to reach small wooden bridge. From here onwards, the trail is slippery (walk carefully) until we cross the Kari La pass. We will have lunch in the village ahead and follow the narrow mountain trail through rhododendron and bamboo forests. And, brace yourself and make your cameras ready to capture the astonishing views of Dudhkoshi valley and Dudh Kund himal and continue our trek to reach farming and trading village of Pangkongama for night stay. Overnight in Pangkoma.
After breakfast, we continue our trek and trails desends the rocky path leading to beautiful Rhododendron forest. We cross the Panggom La pass. Then, we ascend, walk on a steady path and turn north. We cross Peseng Kharka Khola (stream) first then after walking for sometime, reach Peeng Kharka Danda. We cross Ningsow Khola (stream) before reaching the Ningsow Village. Overnight in Ningsow.
From Ningsow, we start trek in a steep and slope trail through narrow and typical mountain trail. Then descend for a while and ascend for a while to reach Ramailo Danda. From here, we get amazing views of Mera Peak and Salpa. After some ascending and descending on our trail, we enter the Makalu Barun National Park. Our trail from here to Chhatra Khola is called Pasang Lhamu trail. On the way, if we are lucky, we might see the elusive Red Panda. Overnight in Chhatra Khola.
Early in the morning, the Chirping birds wake us up, after breakfast and reach a fine vantage point of the Hinku Valley where we line around in the splendor of nature surrounding us. Straight through the bamboo and pine forest in the narrow trails enjoying the views of Mera and the Hinku Valley, there is possibility of encountering with mountain wild animals like sloth bear, jungle cat, etc., among the tall pine trees. Past Tashing Dingma we find shops and teahouses where we have lunch. We continue ahead by the ridge of the river in the Hinku valley all the way up and reach Kothe for night stay. Overnight in Kothe.
Today is short trek day and trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. We have lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders' settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka and pass a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we can find Mera Peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera peak. A short walk takes us to Thagnag, which is a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops. Overnight in Thagnag.
Today, after breakfast, we head towards Mera Base Camp at Khare. We follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines and to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to our camping spot at Khare. The camping experience at Khare is something that would cherish us throughout our life. It is pleasure to view beautiful North face of Mera Peak from our campsite at Khare. Overnight at Khare.
Today is a day set aside solely for acclimatization and basic training to be prepared ourselves better for the Mera Peak climb. Our climbing leader will help us enhance our basic climbing techniques and exhibit the best ways to use our climbing gears like the ice axe, harness, ascender climbing boots and crampons. The training will also include learning the best climbing technique with the rope. Overnight in Khare.
Today after breakfast, we walk through course rocky trail to reach Mera Peak base camp. We have to march through steep route (about 260 meters) and it takes around 2 to 3 hours to reach Base Camp. We have our lunch accompanied rest, we start ice climbing training with our climbing guide. And, it is most immportant for inexperienced climbers to learn much more about climbing. After about 2-3 hours training, we might choose to go to Mera La. However, as we will be taking the route to High Camp through Mera La the next day, we might opt to rest at our camp at Base camp today admiring the eye-catching views the area offers.
We follow the route through Mera La to reach the Mera High Camp today. You need to walk through rock-strewn area for about two hours while making your way to Mera High Camp and this can be a bit hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. We set up a high camp and enjoy rest of the day the sunrise and sunset view along with the Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and south face of Lotshe, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse are outstanding and seems like they are piercing the skyline. We overnight in Mera High Camp.
A big day for you. Our crew will wake up around 1 a.m. for preparation and you should also wake up around 2.30 am and you will have very early breakfast today. After breakfast, group will put on crampons and rope and set up for special journey to the summit. It takes around 4-6 hours to reach the summit of Mera central for you. From the summit, we can be see the magnificent views of Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,021ft), Cho-Oyu (8,210m/26,928ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,935ft), Makalu (8,463m/27,760ft), Kangchenjunga (8,586m/28,165ft), Nuptse (7,855m/25,765ft), Chamlang (7,319m/24,010ft), Baruntse (7 ,129m 23,383ft) Ama Dablam (6,812m/22,343ft) Kangtega (6,779m/22,235) and many peaks over six thousand. After achieving the summit, you retrace your steps down to high camp. After having a rest accompanied with some hot soups/tea at the high camp, we will continue down to Khare for the night stay. You will really find this day really long but inspirational one for your life! Overnight at Khare.
There is no such guarantee that we can get quite a favorable weather on our planned day for the summit (day 13), so this day is used as a contingency in case if we are unable to summit the Mera on day 13 due to bad weather condition or some other reasons. If weather became exceptionally unfavorable we wisely have to postpone the program of summiting the peak on day 13 for toady (Day 14). Sometimes somebody in the group may get some problems in acclimatizing well enough to make the ascent; the day can be used in that condition too. If the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day.
After a great success of the expedition to Mt. Mera peak. We trace a trail descending to Hinku valley to Kothe for Night stay. The night we enjoy with local wines and foods and relax at the camp and overnight.
Today, we ascend about two hours through forest on the west side of the Hinku Valley to Thuli Kharka. It's nice walk through Rhododendron forest with beaten trail of Himalaya of Nepal. We can enjoy the great views of Mera range, Mera North, Mera Central, and Mera South from Thuli Kharka. Overnight in Thuli Kharka.
After breakfast, we ascends for two hours from Thuli Kharka to reach Zatrwa La pass. After crossing the pass we see beautiful view of Lukla valley. From Zatrwa La we walk all the way down to Chutanga and then straight forward easy walk lead us to Lukla village where we conclude the trekking and this evening we enjoy the last dinner in mountain with our crew. Overnight in teahouse.
Today, guide will do all airport formalities by the time you can have a breakfast at the lodge and catch our early morning flight to Kathamandu. Your luggage will get in to the airport already with the help of our Sherpa and porters. On reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides will help you with both shopping or sightseeing in Kathmadu.
And, at the end of the day, Luxury Holidays Nepal will host a farewell dinner program at a Nepali restaurant where you can see some cultural performance. Your trekking guide will accompany you. Overnight at hotel.
Morning breakfast. After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.
After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.
The Mera Peak Climbing trip is a challenging journey. It is moderately long trekking which goes into the country's most elevated Mountain. So travelers require more energy and the trip is actually tiring which includes 5-8 hrs. (approx.) of walking per day in the rocky edges. It doesn't require previous experience, but you must be physically healthy and better if you do regular exercise. If you love walking on high altitude, then this trip is for you.
Luxury Holidays Nepal will provide you 4 star hotels in Kathmandu, guest house/Lodge during trekking and tented camp during climbing. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. Some rooms have the electric lighting system and every teahouse/lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. We will provide you and your group in the lodge which is locally available every day. We will send the porter before us to reserve the needed rooms. If you want to upgrade accommodation in cities, then contact us for cost detail. Accommodation in 4 stars hotel Kathmandu(Hotel Mulberry or similar category).
Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private luxury vehicle for airport transferal, sightseeing tour and flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage are carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag which will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15kg and for more weight you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.
Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained travelling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.
Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa or $40 USD for a 30 days visa. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy. (Nepal Visa Info)
Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)
When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after the breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel.
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at firstname.lastname@example.org
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.
Currencies accepted in Nepal:
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visa and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
We advise you to visit your doctor at least 60 days earlier before beginning your journey to Island peak climbing. Altitude sickness (AMS) is the main health issue. You may feel mild altitude sickness like nausea, lethargy, and headache but they will get less in a couple of days or. To be protected from (AMS) you can take Diamox pills or you can consult the doctor and use medicine as referred and purchase them from Kathmandu. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for (AMS) and other basic medicine, but we suggest you to carry your own medicine. We recommend you to take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be insured (As you will reach up to 6500meter). (See the travel insurance page)
Trip Extensions/ Add on trips:
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Annapurna trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.
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1. Please note that often the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. The helicopter charges around USD 3500 and it can lift 4-5 persons per flight. Still, we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have extra days then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Luxury Holidays Nepal upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc.
In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for your original preferred trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla. However, please note that there will be no refund, if you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transportation, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
2. During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.