Accommodation : Hotel, Lodge (Tea House ) & Camping
3 Course Meals
Moderate to Fairly Challenging
Unbeatable view of the worlds highest peaks
one of the most tempting 6000m Trekking Peaks of Nepal.
Trekking, Climbing & Sightseeing
Standing proudly erect at an altitude of 6476m, Mera Peak is the most popular trekking destination and is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. This fairly challenging trek has been designed to cater to trekkers’ adventure needs to explore Mera peak from length to breadth. On scaling the summit of Mera Peak, we can have the most spectacular view of entire Himalayan ranges.
This program allows sufficient time for any reasonably physically fit person to make a comfortable ascent of this most spectacular of the Nepalese trekking peaks.
Best time for this trip would be from September to December and March to June.
Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience as exotic panoramic view of snow-capped Annapurna mountain range peaks sprawls before you. The Nepali support team will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel.. Day 15 Return back to Lukla . Day 16 Flight to Kathmandu From Lukla, we take an early morning flight to Kathmandu.. Day 17 Depart Kathmandu Our The Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. (Or stay longer for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc)..
Kathmandu, being a historical and cultural heart of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and adventure seekers. The city presents a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities which bear immense historical, cultural and religious significance. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous & biggest Hindu shrine PASUPATHINATH, the largest Buddhist stupa in town BOUDHANATH, the 15th century palace of 55 windows and SOYAMBHUNATH. In the evening, a trip orientation meeting will be organized..
We take an early morning flight to Lukla. During the flight, we can bask in the mesmerizing views of giant snow-capped mountain peaks. We will be camping for the night outside one of the many lodges..
On arriving at Lukla, we meet the trekking crew. We then head eastwards from Lukla. The trail crisscrosses through pristine hamlets and thick forest along Kalo Himal Ridge. We must stay aligned with our specific route. Otherwise, we may deviate from the target destination. At the time of winter, snow makes us transverse steep terrain. But during favorable climatic condition, the trail is usually straightforward. After 3-4 hours of trekking, we enter Chutanga. .
We spend two memorable nights at Chutanga. This gives us sufficient time for acclimatization prior to confronting Zatrwa La. We can indulge in leisurely trek to a small 4000m peak below the Zatrwa Teng Pass. Excellent views unveil as we glimpse over the valley of the Dudh Kosi and the picturesque trail zigzagging towards Zatrwa La. After exploring, we descend back to our camp at Chutanga and succumb to complete relaxation..
The trail crosses the Kalo Himal Ridge which separates the Khumbu from the Hinku Valley. Further ahead, we transverse a comfortable path showcasing a cairned notch on the ridge with a collection of prayer flags at an elevation of 4450m. En route we may encounter yak herders. The views across the Dudh Kosi towards Karyolung and the Lumding Himal are very impressive and so is the view across the rolling foothills east of the Hinku Valley. Half an hour below the pass is a huge boulder which marks our campsite, Tuli Kharka. 6 to 7 hours of trekking finally take us to Tuli Kharka..
The trail descends the rock-strewn path leading to a fine vantage point of the Hinku valley where mesmerizing views of the south face of Mera Peak become visible. The trail zigzags through forested areas and then descends steeply into the Hinku valley. Enchanting panorama of Peak 43 and Kusum Kangguru unfolds as we bask in the splendor of nature surrounding us from the Hinku Valley. We experience the most exotic and delightful feelings as we walk past forests of pine and rhododendron. Soon after reaching Mosum Kharka, we set a campsite by the banks of Hinku Drangka [river]..
As we head to the west bank of the Hinku Khola northwards, forest blurs in and valley zooms out. We spot meadows being used as grazing areas for goats, sheep and yaks in the Upper Hinku. After several ascents for 4-6 hours, we approach summer settlement of Tangnag as we cross a single-plank bridge at Gondishung. We halt for lunch at this spot. Lying in its vicinity is 200 year-old gompa resting beneath a massive boulder and a number of crude mani walls. The trail offers an outstanding view of Peak 43. .
We utilize two days getting completely acclimatized. After proper rest, we can explore other adventure possibilities like strolling by Sabal Tsho, beautiful moraine-dammed lake which is hidden behind the Sabal Glacier and climbing a peak up to an altitude of nearly 5000m. We can also explore Hinku Nup Glacier which leads north toward Kangtaiga. The upper Hinku valley turns to the east at Tangnag, crossing the moraine of the Dig Glaciers..
As we walk away from Tangnag, the trail ascends to a wide grassy basin, popularly called Dig Kharka. We continue walking for hours. After a while, we arrive at Khare. There are many campsites at Khare and the most popular one is at the upper end of Khare lying beneath a group of boulders. We choose this site for camping. This campsite offers splendid vistas of huge north face of Mera, Hinku Shar Glacier and Mera La..
We use this day for acclimatization. After proper rest, we take a walk up to a small peak on the west side of the Hinku Nup Glacier, where we can reach a height of around 5500m. At this point, we get to capture stunning views of Mera La and Mera Peak..
We follow the trail leading to Mera La. We continue transversing as far as the lowest part of the Hinku Nup Glacier. At this point, we get captivated by the exotic beauty of snow-slope and the panorama of Himalayan peaks. .
This day has been specially set aside for giving us time to acclimatize completely and to have good rest. After relaxation, we get a further boost to lift up our adventure spirit..
Early in the morning at around 2am after breakfast, we advance towards the summit. By sunrise we can reach up to 6000m. With Incessant attempts, we finally scale the summit. From the summit, we can embrace the most spectacular view of at least five of the world's fourteen 8000m peaks. Most of this spectacular panorama can be seen from the site of the high camp and all of it is visible from 6000m. After the climb, we descend to the campsite on the Hongu side of the pass..
The weather condition in the Himalayas is unpredictable. An extra day for flexible with the program as the weather condition.
Succeeding our victory over the Mera Peak, we’ll go back over the same route that we used previously and carry on with the descent to Gotay via Hinku Valley. We can catch glimpses of snow-covered massifs throughout the trek on this stretch of trail.
While navigating several ups and downs, we’ll come across the flourishing woodland on the western region of the Hinku Valley. Passing by the settlements of Gondishung (4,180m), Mosom Kharka (3,691m), Tashing Ongma (3,530m) and the rock enclosure in Tashing Dingma (4,010m), we’ll reach Thuli Kharka. Witness all of the Mera Peaks (North, Central, and South) from this point of the journey.
We’ll come at the highest point of Zatrwa La Pass (4,610m) following nearly two hours of steep ascent. Traversing the high pass, we can take delight in the fascinating sight of Lukla valley together with Mt. Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Mt. Kusum Kanguru and neighbouring mountaintops. We’ll progressively move up to Chutanga (3,020m) then keep on with the trail to Lukla.
From Lukla, we take an early morning flight to Kathmandu.
This is a contingency day in case of Lukla flight delays. If you have free time, you can let go the strains of your trekking in the Himalaya. You can explore around the Heritage sites in the city, stroll down the streets of Thamel for local cultural experience, visit nearby monasteries, relax at a nearby spa centers or do some souvenir haunting in the local bazaar.
Our The Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. (Or stay longer for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc).
All meals during Trek
Accommodation during the trek in local lodge/Tea house (standard rooms – non attached bathrooms) upto base camp and in Tent during climbing period
Domestic Airfare : Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu airfare
English speaking local expert guide, porters (ratio:2 members=1 porter) during the trek (per member max 12-13kg weight)
Sagarmatha National park fees
Mera Peak climbing permit fees
Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality (Local Government) entrance fee / Khumbu VDC entry fees
Airport transfers in private vehicle (A/C)
4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast only
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with English Speaking local guide and entry fees
Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
Insurance for all staff & porters
International flight & any other airfares
Extra baggage charge if any (weight allowance 12kg+3 kg in domestic flight)
Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
Tips for Guide, porters, drivers etc.
Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason
Personal expenses such as table drinks, snacks while walking, hot water/shower, internet, telephone etc during the Everest Base Camp trek.
Clients insurance and Medical expenses.
Any other tours, transfers and hotel accommodations other than mentioned above.
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If You Cancel Your Booking, The Following Scale Of Charges Will Apply: • 2 Months Before Departure – Loss Of Deposit (US$ 500) • 29 Days To 2 Months Before Departure – 30% Of Total Trip Cost • 10 To 28 Days Before Departure – 60% Of Total Trip Cost • Less Than 10 Days Before Departure – 100% Of Total Trip Cost.
In Addition To This Your Annapurna Trek, We Can Organize Extensions Both Within Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan Etc. You May Want To Try Water Rafting Or A Jungle Safari In Nepal Or Nepal Cultural Tour. You May As Well Take A Trip To Tibet Or Bhutan, Whichever Seems More Appealing To You.
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