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Mera Peak (6,461m) is a famous and challenging trekking peak in Nepal that offers stunning views of peaks towering over 6000 meters, including the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. This peak climbing is technically easy, but it demands long hours of trekking and snowfall. The route is filled with some crevasses and snow-covered areas. The journey begins with an exciting Lukla flight and then follows the isolated Hinku valley of Makalu Barun National Park, which offers a less crowded path to the peak. Standing to the south of Mount Everest, Mera Peak provides a 360-degree panoramic view of the world's highest peaks over 8000 meters, including Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.
The journey of Mera Peak passes through the renowned Khumbu region, which offers a unique blend of Sherpa settlements, dense forests, swinging suspension bridges, traditional gompas, monasteries, prayer flags, and more. The climb also offers amateurs a chance to test their mountaineering skills and learn how to use crampons, ice-axe, and other gears. However, this climb is not just about ascent and descent; it is a long but beautiful journey through the most exquisite part of the world. The warm hospitality of the Sherpa community and the stunning landscapes make Mera Peak climbing the best pick for mountaineering beginners who wish to experience true mountaineering while exploring the legends of the Everest region.
When heading for a hike, one needs to be mindful about the season they decide to go. And what exactly time of year is ideal for Mera Peak Climbing? Hiking Bees advise you to reserve this excursion for the spring and autumn seasons.
Through splitting these seasons further, spring lasts from March to May. These are pleasant hiking months because of the milder weather. During this season, the flowers are in full bloom, and the pathway is lined with petals and leaves. Autumn, which lasts from September to November, is the second-optimal season. These months are characterized by vibrant clouds and a refreshing atmosphere. Normally, we advise avoiding hikes to Mera Peak in the summer. Although, Hiking Bees would be pleased to plan a suitable trip to this destination if your timetable for visiting Nepal is scheduled during the summer.
To undertake the Mera Peak Climbing, you should have a good level of physical fitness and stamina. You should start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 months before the trek. Some of the suggested preparations include:
Mera Peak Trek is a physically demanding trek that requires a good level of fitness and stamina. You should start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 months in advance. Some of the physical preparation you can do include:
Regular exercise: Start doing cardio exercises such as running, cycling, or swimming to improve your endurance and stamina.
Strength training: Incorporate strength training exercises such as squats, lunges, and leg presses to build leg muscles and increase your overall strength.
Altitude training: You can train your body for high altitude by doing stair climbing, hiking, or trekking on nearby hills or mountains.
Mental preparation is equally important for as physical preparation. You should be mentally prepared for the challenges of the trek and be positive and determined throughout the journey.
Research: Research about the trek, its challenges, and the culture and customs of the region. This will help you to have realistic expectations and avoid culture shock.
Meditation: Meditation helps to calm your mind and improve your mental strength. You can start with short meditation sessions and gradually increase the duration and frequency.
Positive Attitude: Having a positive attitude helps you to overcome challenges and enjoy the journey. You should focus on the beautiful scenery and the experience rather than the difficulties.
The Mera Peak Climbing, is the most popular and demanding hiking destination based on the unexplored trekking trails as well as feedback from hikers. Experienced trekkers won't struggle on this walk, but newcomers may encounter some challenges. As this is a high-altitude trek with unpaved roads, normal people can have difficulties in breaking and walking.
However, there is always a workaround. Beginners may get ready for this hike by adding these practices to their daily routine: Walking in the dusk and at the dawn, Remaining hydrated, Meditation and Yoga, Remaining hydrated, Nutritional diets, Jogging, Going to Gym and so on.
You should plan your trip with warm clothes and comfortable boots for pleasant hike along with raincoats or umbrellas as the weather of the Himalayan region is mostly drizzly. When in the journey, we are here to ease your hike with the availability of guides, who will give you directions and porters, who will carry your luggage and oxygen cylinders.
So if you are an enthusiast and an adventure-loving person, now is the chance to explore the Mera Peak Trek– 18 days with Hiking Bees.
Hiking Bees is a professional Nepalese trekking company with a team of professional guides, who efficiently run a variety of treks and vacations. Locals from the region where you will be hiking serve as our guides and carriers. They are knowledgeable in hike routes and schedules and have received extensive training. Mera Peak Climbing is unquestionably a fantastic, ideal location for trekkers. We also suggest other alternatives if you're searching for other variations of Mera Peak Climbing.
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Day 1 : Landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
At the Kathmandu airport's arrival zone, staff from our service will be waiting for you with your nameplate. Once you arrive, the staff will greet you and take you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. A description of our arrangements will be provided to you by the hotel when you check-in.
Day 2 : Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
After breakfast, you will start the day by exploring the culturally and historically significant sites of Kathmandu. You will visit the Pashupatinath Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the world.
Next, you will visit Boudhanath Stupa, another UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest stupas in the world. Finally, you will visit Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, which offers stunning views of the Kathmandu Valley. After the sightseeing, you will attend a pre-trek meeting where you will meet your trek guide and discuss the details of the trek.
Day 3 : Fly to Lukla and Trek to Chutanga (3,450m/11,320 ft)
Your trek adventure starts with a short drive to Kathmandu Domestic Airport after having a light breakfast. From here, you will catch a half-hour scenic flight over the snowcapped mountains to Lukla Airport, which is one of the most electrifying high-altitude airports in the world.
Your guides and porters will accompany you on the flight. Upon arrival in Lukla, your trek will kick off. The trail leads towards the east, passing through a number of hamlets and wooden yards, taking you to a thick forest of silver fir, birch, pines, and rhododendron. You will make steady progress on a good trail, crossing ridges and streams up to “Kharka”, the summer pasture used for grazing yaks. You will spend your first night in a hotel in Chutanga.
Day 4 : Trek to Tuli Kharka(4,250m/13,944ft) via Zatrwa La (4600 m/14720 ft)
The trekking adventure continues as you start your journey with a steep climb to cross the Kalo Himal ridge in the Nau Lekh range, which separates the Khumbu Valley from the Hinku Valley. After a steep climb up to a ridge, you will see the colorful flags, and this spot is called Zatrwa La. Then, you will finally descend steeply to Tuli Kharka, where you will spend the night at a hotel.
Day 5 : Trek to Gothey
After breakfast, you will begin walking on a descending trail for a while and then cross a few ridges, after which you will walk steeply down to the Hinku River. Then, you will slightly ascend uphill, which will take you to Gothey in the Hinku Valley. Here, you can check in to several seasonal hotels and lodges. Spend some time exploring the local lifestyle. You will spend the night at a hotel in Gothey.
Day 6 : Trek to Thangnag
After breakfast, you will start your trek by crossing a wooden bridge over the Hinku Khola River. You will then walk on a relatively easy path alongside the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier, which offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. As you walk, you will notice the landscape changing from lush green forests to barren rocky terrain. After a few hours of walking, you will arrive at the small settlement of Thangnag, where you can check in to a tea house and enjoy the stunning views of the mountains.
Day 7 : Acclimatization Day in Thangnag
This is a rest day to allow your body to acclimatize to the high altitude. You can spend the day exploring the nearby areas and enjoying the breathtaking views of the mountains. You can take a short hike up the valley to the top of the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier or relax and enjoy the local culture and hospitality.
Day 8 : Trek to Khare
Today, you will walk on a relatively steep path that leads to the foot of the Mera Glacier. You will then continue your trek to Khare, a small settlement with a few tea houses, which is located at the base of the Mera La Pass. Here, you will have stunning views of the Mera Peak and the surrounding mountains. You will spend the night in a hotel in Khare.
Day 9 : Acclimatization Day in Khare
This is another rest day to allow your body to acclimatize to the high altitude. You can take a short hike up to the Mera La Pass, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. You can also take some time to prepare for the upcoming summit attempt.
Day 10 : Trek to Mera base camp
On this day of your journey, you will embark on a short trek to Mera Base Camp. The trekking distance for the day will be around 5-6 km or 3-4 miles. This relatively short trek is designed to help you acclimatize to the high altitude and challenging terrain. As you make your way towards Mera Base Camp, you will first climb to the crest of the moraine. From here, you will navigate the steep slope of scree or snow to reach a boulder-strewn bowl below the lower tongue of the Mera Glacier.
The trek will then take you to the Mera La pass, where you can take a moment to enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding landscape. After admiring the views, you will begin the descent towards the Hongu side, eventually reaching the moraine below the ice where you will set up base camp. This will be your home for the night, and you can expect a comfortable and well-equipped campsite with all the necessary amenities.
Day 11 : Climb to Mera high camp
In this day, you will climb to Mera high camp, which is located at an altitude of 5,750m/18,865ft. You must be cautious while trekking as the trail can be dangerous if it has recently snowed due to crevasses along the way. Once you reach the top of the rock band, which is identified by a large cairn, you will establish a high camp. You will have the opportunity to rejuvenate and take in the breathtaking views of the mountains piercing the skyline during your stay at high camp.
Day 12 : Summit day and descend to Khare
The much-awaited Day 12 is the summit day, and you will finally ascend Mera Peak.
You should wake up early around 2 a.m. and prepare yourself with crampons and ropes. A well-acclimatized group will ascend the peak in 3-4 hours from High Camp. When you reach the summit, you will be able to witness the spectacular views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,201m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Lubuche (6,145m), Chamlang (7,319m), and other mountains over 6 thousand meters.
After taking some photographs and enjoying the stunning views of the snowline, you will retrace your steps back to Khare, where you will spend the night after a rest and some hot soup at high camp.
Day 13 : Contingency Day
Due to the unpredictable nature of the weather in the Himalayas, it is always wise to have a contingency day in the itinerary. This day serves as a buffer and can be used in case of unfavorable weather conditions or any other unexpected obstructions that may delay the group in their ascent to the peak. Having a contingency day built into the itinerary helps to mitigate some of the risks associated with climbing in such unpredictable conditions. This extra day can be used to make up for lost time, should the group encounter any unexpected setbacks along the way.
Day 14 : Trek to Gothey
On this day, you will descend through the Hinku Valley to reach Gothey.
The Hinku Valley is known for its stunning landscapes, and you will have ample time to soak in the breathtaking views. Upon reaching Gothey, you can take a moment to celebrate your successful summit of Mera Peak. Whether you choose to raise a glass of local wine or simply enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this quaint little town, you will find plenty of ways to relax and unwind after a challenging trek.
For your overnight stay, you will be accommodated in a lodge in Gothey.
Day 15 : Trek to Tuli Kharka
Day 15 marks the beginning of your journey back towards Lukla. You will climb up through the lush forest of rhododendron, bamboo, and pine on the west side of the Hinku valley that will lead you to Tuli Kharka. As you make your way through the dense forest, you will be treated to some spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Keep your eyes peeled for glimpses of wildlife such as musk deer, Himalayan Thar, and even snow leopards.
Upon reaching Tuli Kharka, you will settle into your lodge for the night. Take the opportunity to relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this remote mountain village.
Day 16 : Trek to Lukla
The trek will begin with a climb up to the Zatrwa La top, from where you will have panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. From there, you will make your way down towards Lukla via Chutanga. The trail will be relatively easy, with plenty of opportunities to stop and rest along the way. As you near Lukla, you will begin to see signs of civilization once again, including small villages and farms.
Upon reaching Lukla, you will be accommodated in a lodge for your final night in the mountains. Take the time to celebrate your successful trek with your group and crew members, and reflect on the incredible experiences you have had over the past two weeks.
Day 17 : Fly back to Kathmandu
On the final day of your trek, you will board a short flight back to Kathmandu, covering a distance of approximately 136 km/84 miles. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel, where you can spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Take the time to rest and reflect on your incredible journey through the Himalayas. Whether you choose to explore the bustling streets of Kathmandu, indulge in some shopping, or simply relax at your hotel, you are sure to find plenty of ways to make the most of your final day in Nepal.
In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant discussing the trip.
Day 18 : Departure from Kathmandu
This is the day of farewell where you accomplish the journey and leave for your home. Three hours prior to your boarding time, our staff will receive you from your hotel and drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We really enjoyed hosting you. Many thanks for having us and safe travels returning home.
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