Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Transportation:Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
Walking hours:Apprx 5-6 hrs/day
Activities:Trekking and climbing
Type:Tea House + camping
Season:feb to May- sept to Nov.
Group size:1 +Show Less
The journey to the mountain is a mixture of rich cultural and wonderful adventure experience. Several days of trekking in the Himalayan surrounding, passing through many spectacular sites, the journey finally goes to the Mera Peak base camp and an eventual climb to the top. The climb is not technical but exhilaratingly adventurous with stunning view of the surrounding mountains including three 8,000 meters peaks – Everest, Lhotse and Cho Oyu.
A carefully designed itinerary that gives ample time to acclimatize creates a beautiful experience of adventure trekking and climbing Mera peak.
Day 01:Welcome to Kathmandu – 1,400m
Day 02:Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu – B
Day 03:Kathmandu – Lukla 2,860m – Chutanga 3,020m – B.L.D
Day 04:Acclimatization Day – B.L.D
Day 05:Chutanga – Zwatra La 4,600m – Thuli Kharka 4,300m – B.L.D
Day 06:Thuli Kharka – Kothe 4,182m – B.L.D
Day 07:Kothe – Thaknak 4,360m – B.L.D
Day 08:Acclimatization Day – B.L.D
Day 09:Thaknak – Khare 4,945m – B.L.D
Day 10:Acclimatization Day – B.L.D
Day 11:Khare – Mera Base Camp 5300m – B.L.D
Day 12:Mera Base Camp – High Camp 5780m – B.L.D
Day 13:High Camp – Summit 6,461m – Khare 4,945m – B.L.D
Day 14:Contingency Day - B.L.D
Day 15: Khare – Kothe 3,600m – B.L.D
Day 16: Kothe – Thuli Kharka 4,300m – B.L.D
Day 17: Thuli Kharka - Lukla 2,840m – B.L.D
Day 18: Lukla – Kathmandu 1,400m – B
Day 19: See You Again – B
Day 01Welcome to Kathmandu – 1,400mIn accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to transfer you to our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure on your own to relax the jetlag. But we definitely help you with the information to go around in case you’d like to do so.
Day 02Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu – BWe spend a full day in Kathmandu today which will be a necessary acclimatization day as well. Early in the morning after breakfast, we will meet for trip briefing where we will talk about this amazing trip in details and answer your questions should you have any. After the brief meeting is over, we are taking you for an amazing cultural sightseeing tour of heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. The sites we take you for the sightseeing today include Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.
Day 03Kathmandu – Lukla 2,860m – Chutanga 3,020m – B.L.DAs we have already packed our bags the previous night, the thing we do straight in the morning is drive to airport for an early morning flight to Lukla. With the excitement of being in the region of the highest mountain in the world, we board a small, fixed winged aircraft and set off on an adventurous yet worthy aerial journey to Lukla. Soon after an incredible flight experience, we will find ourselves at the amazing mountain town of Lukla, the gateway to Everest. We will meet all our supporting crew members at Lukla before setting off on the first day of trek. Once we sort out our stuffs, we start the trek to Chutanga today. Chutanga is our first overnight place in the Everest region towards the Mera Peak. The trek goes through forested and bushy areas and we have to cross several streams along the trail.
Day 04Acclimatization Day – B.L.DWe have an extra day here at Chutanga to acclimatize. We will go for a day hiking trip to a higher elevation and return back to Chutanga to stay overnight. Spending extra day and hiking around will prepare us to go further higher on our high altitude adventure journey.
Day 05Chutanga – Zwatra La 4,600m – Thuli Kharka 4,300m – B.L.DEarly in the morning, we set off on the walk of the day. We are trekking to Thuli Kharka via Zwatra La pass. The first part of the walk goes uphill towards Zwatra La to take us to the elevation of 4,600 meters above sea level. We can enjoy a spectacular view of mountain peaks and river valley from the pass before heading down towards Thulikharka for overnight stay.
Day 06Thuli Kharka – Kothe 4,182m – B.L.DThe walk to Kothe today is going to take us through beautiful trail that goes through rhododendron forest. We walk down to the Hinku khola on the first part of the walk then enter Hinku valley following the trail towards Kothe.
Day 07Kothe – Thaknak 4,360m – B.L.DWe trek to Thaknak today. The trail passes along the Hinku khola ridge and takes about five hours before reaching Thaknak. There is a beautiful monastery called Lungsungba monastery along the trail. We also pass through yak herders’ camp during our walk today to the destination. When we reach Thaknak, we are pretty high at the elevation of 4,360 meters above sea level.
Day 08Acclimatization Day – B.L.DAs we are already at the elevation that is well above 4,000 meters above sea level, we are going to need an acclimatization break. A full day excursion around Thaknak helps us get acclimatized.
Day 09Thaknak – Khare 4,945m – B.L.DIt’s a short day of walk compared to the other days of the trip. Just about three hours of walk takes us to Khare today. The trail passes through such beautiful places that boast breathtaking views of the mountains. Once we are in Khare, incredible Mera peak stands impressively tall in front of us.
Day 10Acclimatization Day – B.L.DWe take an extra day here to help ourselves get acclimatized to go higher towards the base camp and then eventually the summit.
Day 11Khare – Mera Base Camp 5300m – B.L.D We make it to the base camp of Mera peak today. About four hours of trekking on the steep uphill trail takes us to the base camp of Mera peak. Once we reach the base camp for lunch, we will have pre-climbing orientation session. We can also go for a walk around the base camp to get used to with the climate there.
Day 12Mera Base Camp – High Camp 5780m – B.L.DOur goal for the day is the high camp that will take us about four hours of challenging traverse on the snow covered and crevasse filled mountain. The challenge of the day is rewarded when we reach the high camp in the form of incredible views of the surrounding. We settle and try to adjust with the thinning air as the elevation gets higher.
Day 13High Camp – Summit 6,461m – Khare 4,945m – B.L.DWe are going for the summit push today. A very early start of the day takes us towards the summit of Mera peak. The snow path that leads us to the top is less technical but needs an extra effort to push ourselves higher towards the top. The top of the peak rewards us with the view of 8,000 meters peaks – Everest, Lhotse and Cho Oyu – and several other beautiful peaks in the surrounding.
We climb back down to base camp after spending some incredible minutes on the top and then trek to Khare for overnight stay.
Day 14Contingency Day - B.L.DOne extra day is needed here in case of any delay on the summit push because of the weather condition and any other circumstances.
Day 15 Khare – Kothe 3,600m – B.L.DAfter the adventure climb on the Mera peak, we are now heading back towards Lukla. We trek back to Kothe for overnight stay today.
Day 16 Kothe – Thuli Kharka 4,300m – B.L.DWe trace the route back to Thuli Kharka today. The joy that the surrounding mountains bring to us is indescribable even when we are walking on our way back. We reach the destination for the day and spend quiet and relaxing time at the camp.
Day 17 Thuli Kharka - Lukla 2,840m – B.L.DOur walk for the day takes us all the way back to Lukla today via Zwatra La pass and Chutanga. We enjoy the view from along the trail and walk continuously towards Lukla.
Once we reach Lukla to bring our trekking and expedition part to an end, we duly thank our supporting team members. If it were not for their amazing effort, our journey would be very difficult. We celebrate the joy of making it to the base of the highest peak in the world.
Day 18 Lukla – Kathmandu 1,400m – BWe take a morning flight from the Lukla airstrip leaving the mighty mountains behind us. Another exciting flight with adventure takes us back to the city civilization. Once in Kathmandu, we spend leisurely time back in the chaos of the city after so many days of serene mountain air and incredible adventure.
Day 19 See You Again – BAs the last day on this trip, we drive you to airport as per your flight schedule back to home or onward destination.
We definitely hope that you enjoyed the Mera Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek and hope to see you for another adventure soon.