Mera Peak

A favourite starter peak!

Trip Overview

Route: Kathmandu – Lukla – Zatrwa La – Khare - Mera Peak – return over Zatrwa La to Lukla - Kathmandu

Mera Peak is one of the most favoured Himalayan trekking peak for those wanting to dip their toes into their first Himalayan mountaineering experience, with a good dose of high altitude.

Our trip starts in Kathmandu, and after some time for sightseeing and preparation, we fly to Lukla, the beginning of our adventure. From Lukla, we immediately head off the beaten track and away from the busy Khumbu Valley by crossing the Zatrwa La and into the quiet Hinku Valley. We will have a pleasant few days trekking up the Hinku valley to Khare and then onward to until Mera Peak base camp, and Mera La.

Above Mera La, we place our high camp, from where we launch our summit push in the early morning hours. From the summit of Mera Peak (6,460m), you will be amazed at the stunning view. Everything to now proves to have been so worthwhile and you will count your lucky stars that you choose to do this trip for the views alone. Lying a little to the south of the main Himalayan range, you will be offered the full Himalayan panorama, from the Langtang region and Cho Oyu in the west, taking in Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, Baruntse, and Makalu, and across to Kangchenjunga in the far east of Nepal bordering India.

After your summit, we will head back to Khare for a well earned rest, and a well earned post- climb meal. We will sleep overnight and then head down the Hinku valley again before ascending up and over Zatrwa La and down to Lukla. After that, it is back to the hustle, bustle, and verve of exotic Kathmandu.

Why join with Expedition Base?

When it comes to mountaineering expeditions, for any peak, we are known for our sound strategy, strong leadership and well-resourced approach to our expeditions. The mountains are fun and full of wonderful experiences. But, we also recognise that they also carry with them risk. For that reason, we approach the mountains on the basis of ‘safety first’. With safety as our first focus, fun and amazing experiences will follow. Few companies offer logistics as good as ours for a reasonable price point. Our goal is to put our clients in the best position for success, whatever their personal goal in the mountains may be. Our guides are some of the best in the business, with experience on a wide range of peaks from small, right up to the 8,000m peaks, many with multiple summits on the 8,000m peaks. We see strong leadership as critical to success on the world’s highest peaks and we can offer that leadership here at Expedition Base – and not all companies can. We offer the level of services historically offered by leading western companies, but without costly western overheads. In the mountains, your safety is our prime importance. We know our clients value our commitment to them and with that flows a great experience.

    Trip Highlights

    • Views of Himalayan giants such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Shishapangma and Makalu
    • Absorbing the wonders of Buddhist culture and spirited Sherpa people
    • Trekking in the Hinku valley, which sits parallel to the Khumbu valley

    Trip Facts

    • Price starts from

      USD 4,650

    • Introductory Mountaineering

      Difficulty

      Introductory Mountaineering

    • Duration

      21 Days, 20 Nights

    • Activity

      Expedition

    • Max. Altitude

      6460m

    • Group size

      Min 2

    • Destination

      Nepal

    • Trip Start

      Kathmandu

    • Trip End

      Kathmandu

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    Difficulty level

    Introductory Mountaineering

    Introductory Mountaineering

    This trip will introduce you to the introductory mountaineering skills that you need for this trip. The trip will involve challenging trekking and introductory mountaineering, moving on snow, rock and ice, with technical tools, at reasonably high altitudes up to around 6,500m, depending on the trip. For this trip, you want to have a sound level of fitness, with cardiovascular exercise and own-body weight type exercises (or similar) at least 4 times per week for the period of around 4-6 months before this trip. Weight training is also recommended to build up your strength. Training on uneven terrain is recommended.

    Trip Notes

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    Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1

    Arrive Kathmandu

    Day 2

    In Kathmandu, final preparation

    Day 3

    Fly to Lukla and Trek to Chutanga

    Day 4

    Acclimatization walk from Chutanga

    Day 5

    Trek to Kharki teng

    Day 6

    Trek to Toktok

    Day 7

    Trek to Kothe

    Day 8

    Trek to Thangnak

    Day 9

    Rest and acclimatise in Thangnak

    Day 10

    Trek to Khare (Mera Base Camp)

    Day 11

    In Base camp acclimatise

    Day 12

    Trek/Climb to Mera La

    Day 13

    Climb to Mera High Camp

    Day 14

    Climb Mera Peak and descend Khare

    Day 15

    Trek Khare to Kothe

    Day 16

    Trek up to Zatrwa La

    Day 17

    Trek down to Lukla

    Day 18

    Contingency / weather day (available for use for climbing Mera Peak)

    Day 19

    Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

    Day 20

    In Kathmandu

    Day 21

    Depart Kathmandu

    Note: Daily walking hours include a lunch break, and regular rest breaks.

    Package Details

    Inclusions

    Internal fixed wing flights, climbing permit fees, 4 nights in Kathmandu hotel equivalent to Hotel Tibet or Radisson (Lazimpat or similar) based on twin share accommodation, experienced climbing guides at 1:2 sherpa/client ratio, team transport in Nepal, extensive high altitude wilderness first aid kit, dining, kitchen and shower tents (or lodge facilities, as applicable – all twin share), serviced higher camps, all meals outside Kathmandu plus breakfast in Kathmandu, porters to carry personal/group equipment on treks and up to base camps, climbing guides to set up camps and carry group food; and complimentary expedition duffel. (All accommodation is on a twin share basis - single share can be arranged on request at an additional cost).

    Exclusions

    International flights to and from Kathmandu, lunch and dinners in Kathmandu (allow USD $10- 15 per meal), aerated and alcoholic beverages, personal items (e.g. phone calls, internet, laundry), tips, summit bonus, travel insurance (incl. early departure, mountain rescue) and personal trekking/climbing gear.

    Meet Our Expert Team

    No matter what the enquiry, our commitment to exceptional service ensures that a helpful and knowledgeable staff member is on hand to assist you whenever the need arises.

    Lakpa Sherpa

    Managing Director

    Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa

    Director

    Chris Jensen Burke

    Co-ordinator

    Chhiring Sherpa

    UIAGM / IFMGA Guide

    Jangbu Sherpa

    UIAGM / IFMGA Guide

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