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As per the Civil Aviation Association of Nepal (CAAN) decision, flights to and from Lukla airport will be operated from MANTHALI airport, Ramechhap for the upcoming Autumn season 2022. The Civil aviation association of Nepal (CAAN) has acquainted that there is rapid accession of traffic blockage at Kathmandu Airport and the Lukla sector is believed to be the busiest domestic flight sectors of Nepal. Flight to Lukla is one of the most occupied flights during the trekking season in Nepal and to avoid the traffic congestion and minimize the workload of TIA, they’ve drawn a conclusion i.e. all the flights to and from Lukla are rerouted from Kathmandu Airport to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap again.
 
The Chief of Tribhuvan International Airport has informed that all the airlines have prepared for their morning flights to Lukla via Ramechhap. So, if you’ve already booked a trek to Everest region with us within the period above mentioned, make sure that you are prepared for a flight to Lukla via Ramechhap (Manthali airport) instead of Kathmandu. So, we would like to request all our admired guests who have confirmed trips in Everest region to have this information updated: We’ve to drive to Manthali Airport from Kathmandu at 2 am (approx.) to catch the flight from Manthali to Lukla.
 
Another reliable and a bit expensive option is going for a helicopter upgrade and flying to Lukla straight from Kathmandu. The Kathmandu helipad area will not be affected and you can have Helicopter flight to Lukla from 6.30 am onwards. The upgrade could cost you a top up of USD 350-500 per person depending on the payload and availability of the flights.
  • Duration:21 Nights 22 Days
  • Max. Altitude: 6476m
  • Group Size: 1-8
  • Activity: Trekking & Climbing
  • Pick Up: TIA Airport

About Mera Peak Climbing via Panch Pokhari

Mera Peak(6476m)is claimed to be the highest permitted trekking peak in the Himalaya of Nepal. Climbing Mera Peak is considered to be technically easy compared to Island Peak or Lobuche East; therefore, it is an excellent choice for climbers looking for their first mountain in Nepal. Adventure lovers opt for Mera Peak because of the magnificent views you get of the over-8000-meter-mountains including Mt. Everest, 8848m, Mt. Lhotse, 8516m, Mt. Cho Oyu, 8201m, Mt. Makalu, 8463m, Mt. Kanchenjunga, 8586m, to name a few and the remote trekking experience in the Hinku valley.

This version of Mera Peak via Paanch Pokhari is longer trekking route in comparison to Pangom- Ramailo Danda route hence, providing more trekking days and better acclimatization route to Mera Peak. The summit view of Mera Peak offers some of the best views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu found anywhere in Himalaya while the trek from Lukla to Mera Peak explores some of the most remote and wild alpine areas of the Hinku valley. Trekking route to the Mera La will take us through thick rhododendron and bamboo forest separating Hinku valley. The views of mountain along this section are superb and beautiful. Reaching upon Khare, basic training and preparation regarding the climbing will be conducted. All climbing gears and equipments will be checked by our professional climbing guide before moving to Mera Peak base camp.

Mera Peak Climbing is considered technically straightforward, as the snow slopes rarely exceeds 40 degrees; however, the final section to the top requires ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons. Previous climbing experience would be an advantage, but it is not mandatory because our well-experienced guides will give you training on the climbing gear, equipments and necessary skills. Although the altitude makes it physically challenging, our itinerary has been carefully designed to allow gradual acclimatization. Our return trails will take us south, down to the Hinku valley before turning west to cross the Zawtra La Pass to the mountain airstrip of Lukla.

The best season for climbing Mera Peak is from March to May and from September to November. December is also a nice month with clear mountain views. The duration of the Mera Peak trek can be lengthened or shortened according to your preference and time duration. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions will arrange every detail of your Mera Peak Expedition; lodge accommodation, guide, food, as well as all the necessary climbing and camping equipment.

Choose your own customized version of Mera Peak.

Mera Peak Climbing via Panch Pokhari 22 Days rough an almost uninhabited area is not only the best way to acclimatize; it is the ultimate way to enjoy the beauty of the Hinku Valley.

Rapid Mera Peak Climbing - 16 Days is a teahouse trek via Chhutanga and Zawtra La Pass.

Price from US$ 2250 / person

Mera Peak Climbing - 20 Days Trek via Pangom route but alternative routes are also available depending upon your travel time frame. Price from US$ 2500 / person

Planning to climb Mera Peak in 2022 and 2023

Guaranteed Departures ... Please get in touch for further details.

Highlights of Mera Peak Climbing via Panch Pokhari

  • one of the most tempting Trekking Peaks of Nepal
  • culturally charming journey leading through obscure charming villages and forests
  • from the top, you’ll eye witness five of the six highest mountains on Earth
  • the climb of Mera comes at the end of a week - long trekking and acclimatization program designed to assist you the best chance of gratifying still rewarding journey
  • spend a night at Mera Peak Base Camp and High Camp before your summit push
  • well Set up Camps at Base camp and High camp
  • trek and climb with our certifed and expereinced Sherpa Climbing Guide
  • longer and remote route to Mera Peak

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, 1,300 m/4,265 ft

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day, you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped towering peaks. After completing the visa formalities in airport, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives carrying your name on our company’s’ signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. Moving forward, you’ll be taken to your hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Once you reach at hotel, you’ll be welcomed by them as well and after that you can relax in your room.

  • Hotel

The Managing Director of our company will be there to meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip and make a final check of your climbing equipment. In case you need additional trekking equipment, you will have a chance to buy it today. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley are also an option.

  • Breakfast and Welcome Dinner
  • Hotel

The early morning flight to the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla, takes only 40-minutes. It is an amazing flight as the mountains seem to tower around the plane. We land in a valley surrounded by high mountains peaks. Our climbing team will be at the airport waiting for us and without any delay, we'll commence the trek. Beginning at Lukla and then descending to Paiya, is good for acclimatization. The trail leads through forests down to the traditional villages of Surke and Pakhepani along with rhododendron forests on the way. Also, you'll encounter a great view of Kongde Ri, Khatang, Tang Ragi Tu and other 7000+ meter peaks from Paiya.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

From Paiya, there is a short descent to a wooden bridge which we cross and make a steep and slippery ascent to Kari La Pass, 3145m. A narrow trail winds down through the rhododendron and bamboo forest. The scene will be beautiful with Dudhkoshi River valley below and the Dudh Kund Himal in the background. Pangoma is a farming and trading village.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Today, we climb the first half hour or so to the Pan gum La (3175 m/10410 ft) and our gateway toward the Hinku Valley, and now start to head eastward and then in a northerly direction. It is a solid descent to the Hinku River of at least 900 meters depending on which path we take, and then a climb up to our camp high on the other side near the Surke La. Eventually, we reach Nashing Dingma.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

After having an early breakfast, we climb up to the Surke La (3085m/10118ft). We now follow the spine of the Surke Danda ridge northwards towards Mera and the Hinku and camp part way along at a yak herders clearing or Kharka. .

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

To acclimatize properly, we've especially set a rest day at Chalem Kharka. We'll be hiking nearby and come down to again to Chalem Khakrk to stay overnight. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

The trail gradually ascends up to Panch Pokhari today. On the way, you will get to inhale the heavenly odor of Himalayan incense and herbs. If the weather's clear, you will get to witness impressive views of Dhudkunda Himal. At Panch Pokhari, which means the combination of 5 holy ponds, we’ll be staying overnight in a lodge. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

You will cross a small stream and slowly ascends for around two hours and then descend down to Mujang Khola. During the ascent, you will get to see the captivating views of Panch Pokhari, Pangre Pokhari Danda and great yak pasture. From Mujang Khola, you will cross a river and trek through a dense forest of pine to reach Kothe. Kothe is located at the bank of a river with numerous lodges. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Today, we ascend gradually following the Hinku River. We will be surrounded by Mera Peak and other white giants throught the trail. On the ridge above the river are pastures. Gondishung is a summer herders’ settlement where there is an ancient monastery. The trees become sparser as we will be nearing the snow line. Thangnak is a summer grazing area.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

The trail crosses boulders left by Sabai Tsho, the glacial lake which is close to the trail north of Thangnak. We follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to the grassy Dig Kharka, which offers exclusive view of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From a ridge above Khare, there is an excellent view of the route we will take to Mera Peak.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Today we take a rest day at Khare for proper acclimatization. To acclimatize, we spend the day exploring and practicing climbing techniques with our guide at Khare. If we feel strong enough with sound health, we can trek as far as Mera La and return back.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

We ascend for three hours over a boulder strewn path up to the glacier. There is a short climb to a glacial plateau leading up to Mera La. The views from the pass are spectacular. From the pass we descend about 100m towards the Honggu side and set up our base camp on the rocky moraine below the ice.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

We make the steep ascent to Mera La and continue up the rock-strewn north flank to a rocky outcropping where we set up high camp. From High Camp, we enjoy the glorious views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchanjunga, Cho Oyu, and south face of Lotshe, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse. We can also see most of the route to the summit.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

Today, we have an alpine start before daybreak as the climb usually takes 5-6 hours. We put on crampons and rope together for the steep climb to the summit. There will be a number of crevasses, so we will need to take precaution if there has been recent snowfall. The is a short sharp scramble up an ice-wall to the summit is well rewarded with spectacular views of Cho Oyu, 8201m, Lhotse, 8516m, Everest, 8848m, Makalu , 8463m, Pumori, 7161m, Lobuche, 6145m and many others. It takes about 2 hours to retrace to our steps to Khare. This will be a tiring day but the view at the top will make you feel worthy for the effort you've given for the climb.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

There is no guarantee that there will be favorable weather for scheduled summit day. In such case, we might not be be able to take the top of Mera Peak. The reason can be; due to bad weather or any other reason like someone in the group having altitude related problems, etc. So, this extra day gives you some flexibility so that you can attempt for the summit the following day. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

We descend into the Hinku Valley to Kothe which stays on the open hill side which lies west of the Hinku River. The wind blowing down the forest makes the descent quicker. We get fantastic views looking back at Mera Peak.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Today, we again climb up about two hours through the lush forest on the west side of Hinku Valley to Thuli Kharka. It's a nice walk through the red Rhododendron forest with off beaten path of Himalaya of Nepal. We can observe the wide range of Mera peaks; Mera North, Mera Central and Mera South from Thuli Kharka.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Two hours of steep ascent from Thuli Kharka takes us to the craggy Zatrwa La, 4610m, where we look back on the Hinku wilderness and the peak we just climbed. The descent from the high crags can be icy. Finally, we reach the forest and farmland of the Dudh Koshi Valley. After several days in Himalaya, you'll find Lukla a busy and bustling place with wide variations. We enjoy a celebratory dinner with our crew.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

You take an early morning flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

After breakfast, there will be free time for souvenir shopping and other independent activities. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight. 

  • Breakfast

What's Included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, 4 nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 15 nights (twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • Accommodation during Camping ; Meals during Camping One night at Base camp and One night at High Camp
  • All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • English speaking experienced and certified Sherpa Guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • All Camping Equipment required during the trek, sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment
  • Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bar
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff while Camping Days
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for Two Trekkers basis in all of our Climbing Trips
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill's T-shirt
  • Energy Supplies (Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh / Can Fruits on the Trek
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Mera Peak Climbing Permit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Round-Trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla (Airport Tax Included)
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Excess baggage fees
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Mera Peak Climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
     

Personal Climbing Gears includes:

  • Mountaineering/ Climbing Boots
  • Crampons
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Ice Axe
  • 2 x Screwgate Carabiners ( Lock and UnLock)
  • Descender ( Figure 8, Belay Device)
  • Ascender (Jumar)
  • Prussic Loops
  • 2 x Tape slings

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (drinks, mineral water, boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary

Departure Dates

FromToStatusPrice  
Start Date30 Mar, 2023End Date20 Apr, 2023AvailableUS$ 2750

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group.

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join.

Closed - The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates.
 

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
 

If you have limited time and won’t be able to do the 20 Days Mera Peak Climbing then we do have Rapid Mera Peak Climbing just 13 days.

We have set dates for departure to the Amazing Mera Peak. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin.

If the date you prefer to do this trip is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date.

We have listed the price up to 08 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 08 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Mera Peak is also possible. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones.

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the climb. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking.

Useful Info

Mera Peak Climbing Packing List:

“There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” Alfred Wainwright

Are you planning your dream trip to the Himalaya of Nepal? Make sure you have packed well for your hiking, trekking and climbing experiences in Nepal. The time period of your visit also determines your packing list. The best trekking seasons for beginning your Mera Peak Climbing are spring and autumn. During these seasons, maximum flow of trekkers can be witnessed. Weather during spring (March – May) and autumn (September – November) are likely to be mild with clear blue sky and outstanding mountain views. But nights can get freezing cold at higher elevation. So, packing appropriate clothing, gear, and equipments for your Mera Peak Expedition is a must for lifetime memorable trekking and climbing experience in Everest region of Nepal.

A strategically way of packing will be keeping in mind that your stuffs will be packed in two bags. One will be the daypack that you carry every day on your trek. Pack your daypack as light as possible by carrying only the essentials so that you can relish your moments in wilderness freely. Pack anything you may need each day during your hike in your daypack. Other bag will be your duffle bag which will be carried by your Porter from the very beginning of your trek till the end.

Upper Body:

  • Warm beanie hat
  • Tubular Headwear (buff)
  • Sun Hat or Cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
  • Polarized Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp (Black Diamond / Petzl) with spare batteries
  • Sunscreen with factor 50+
  • Upper Body (Core body):
  • 3 Light and trekking weight thermal tops
  • 3 T-shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
  • 1 Fleece Jacket or pull over (Merino, soft shell)
  • 1 Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)
  • 1 Down Jacket

Lower Body:

  • 2 Thermal base layers (merino or polartec power dry)
  • 2 Pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • 1 Heavy weight hiking trousers (wind proof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)
  • 1 Waterproof/ Rain pants
  • 2 Light Hiking shorts
  • 2 Fleece Pants
  • 4 Under wears (merino)

Hands:

  • 1 Lightweight gloves or liner gloves
  • 1 Pair shell gloves (Gore-Tex)
  • 1 Waterproof outer glove

Feet:

  • 3 Warm Trekking socks (smart wool)
  • 3 Pairs of liner socks
  • 2 Pairs of thick/ warm socks
  • 2 Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges
  • Trekking Boots (waterproof, ankle support with rigid sole)
  • Lightweight Rubber Shoes / Trainers / Trail Runner to wear at the Tea Houses

Accessories:

  • 1 Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 40 - 50 Liters
  • 2 Water bottle or camel bag, 1-liter (one with an insulated cover is recommended)
  • Large duffle bag (and a lock as the porters will carry this)
  • A pair of adjustable Trekking Pole
  • Camera with extra battery
  • Sleeping bag (- 15 C depending upon trips)
  • Sleeping Bag liner
  • Ear Plugs
  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Smart Trekking Watch

Personal First Aid Kit:

Please do note that our trekking guides will be too carrying the first aid kit with them especially for the guests and the entire team as a whole. Still, we suggest the following items to be carried with you while trekking in the Himalaya of Nepal.

  • Personal Medication
  • Diarrhea Stopper (e.g. Imodium)
  • Paracetamol Tablets
  • Small Swiss Army knife (which has knife, scissors and tweezers)
  • Diamox for altitude (consult your doctor about this)
  • Water Purification tablets or drops
  • Blister kit / Zinc Tape
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Dressing Gauze
  • Antibiotic Cream

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