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Mera Peak Trek – Introductory Climbing

Trip length 19 days
Category Outdoor Adventures
Price $
Departure

any day between 21 Sep and 15 Nov

Max. no of travellers 12
Status of the Program
Best Season Mid Mar to Mid May & Mid Sep to Mid Dec

Description

We offer a 19 day tour package with an opportunity to trek to and climb Mera peak in Nepal from Australia to an altitude above 5500m reaching the basecamp on walk and then embarking on a non-technical climbing of the mountain peak above 6600m. Not only is Mera Peak Nepal's highest classified 'trekking peak', it is also technically the most straightforward and offers the greatest all-round view of the Himalayan mountains from its summit - this includes Everest and four more of the world's 8,000 and above metre-high peaks. The view of the Himalayas from the summit of Mera Peak is truly one of the most impressive and dramatic that can be had.

 

No prior experience of trekking or climbing is required.

 

The Climb of Mera Peak, Nepal

The climb from base camp to the top of Mera Peak involves a moderately steep walk up the Mera Glacier followed by ascent of a final steep snow slope to a flat and spacious summit. Although the overall difficulty of the climb is equivalent to Alpine Grade F (easy), you will be ascending at a very high altitude. The trek from Lukla to Mera Peak and back again allows sufficient time for acclimatization and is a classic journey in its own right, throwing up multiple opportunities for exploration of a maze of valleys and lesser peaks along the route.

 

Accommodation & Guidance

 

This Package

We have designed this Mera peak tour package from Australia for people who want peace of mind and great value at most compettive cost. All transportation and accommodation is organised by us, as is all support necessary for a comfortable tour experience. We want you to relax and enjoy your Himalayan experience in utmost comfort, both in Kathmandu City and during the trek itself. We have carefully selected lodgings along the route to ensure that you always have a wonderful rest, a hearty meal and a comfortable place to stay throughout the journey.

 

Our Services

 

Current Offer

If you book this Mera Peak trekking trip by 30th April, 2018, you will receive a $100 gift card which can be used to purchase goods at a local adventure gear shop in Australia.

 

Testimonials

1. Shannon Bartier - 

"Just wanted to say thank you for a fabulous time we had on our trek to Everest Base Camp and Chitwan Jungle Adventure (November 2012). I bought vouchers ...and not knowing what to expect, I was blown away by the standard of accommodation we received, both in Kathmandu and Chitwan. The local guides were so friendly and helpful...I wouldn't have made Base Camp without Bimal's help! I have been raving to everyone since returning home about how fantastic our 'holiday' was. Thank you again!".

2. Click here for a video testimonial from our clients

 

 

Please Call Us Now On 1300 660 226 or

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email: info@sherpatours.com.au

 By booking this trip, you will be supporting local economy and child education in rural Nepal.
 
   

Day To Day Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (overnight in hotel).

You may have free time during the day depending on what time you arrive. A briefing will be given by our trekking leader in the late afternoon. He will discuss our trekking program in detail. The evening is free, but usually our tour leader will ask if the travellers want to have a group dinner (optional and at the traveller's own expense) at one of Kathmandu’s fine Nepali restaurants.

DAY 02: Free day in Kathmandu.

DAY 03: Flight To Lukla [2850m] and Trek To Chutanga [3050m].

We take an early morning flight to Lukla. During the flight, we can bask in the mesmerizing views of giant snow-capped mountain peaks. 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.  

DAY 04: REST AT CHUTANGA.

We spend two memorable nights at Chutanga. This gives us sufficient time for acclimatization prior to getting across the Zatrwa La pass. We can indulge in leisurely trek to a small 4000m peak below the Zatrwa Teng Pass. Beautiful views unveil as we glimpse over the valley of the Dudh Kosi and the picturesque trail zigzags towards Zatrwa La. After exploring, we descend back to Chutanga for complete relaxation.

DAY 05: TREK TO TULI KHARKA [4300M].

The trail crosses the Kalo Himal ridge, which separates the Khumbu from the Hinku Valley. Further ahead, we traverse a comfortable path displaying a cairned notch on the ridge with several 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 and 6 to 7 hours of trekking finally brings us to Tuli Kharka.

DAY 06: TREK TO MOSUM KHARKA [3700M].

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 we reach Mosum Kharka, by the banks of Hinku Drangka river.

DAY 07: TREK TO TANGNAG [4350M].

As we head to the west bank of the Hinku Khola northwards, we spot meadows used as grazing areas for goats, sheep and yaks in the upper Hinku. After several ascents for 4-6 hours, we approach the summer settlement of Tangnag after crossing a single-plank bridge at Gondishung. We halt for lunch at this spot. Lying in its vicinity is a two centuries old Gompa resting beneath a massive boulder and a number of crude ‘mani’ walls. The trail offers an outstanding view of Peak 43.

DAY 08: REST AT TANGNAG.

We utilize two days for complete acclimatization. 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 Kantega. The upper Hinku Valley turns to the east at Tangnag, crossing the moraine of the Dig Glaciers.

DAY 09: TREK TO KHARE [5000M].

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, which offers splendid vistas of huge north face of Mera, Hinku Shar Glacier and Mera La.

DAY 10: TREK TO KHARE UPPER END [5500M].

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.

DAY 11: TREK UP TO CAMPSITE BY LOWER PART OF HINKU NUP GLACIER.

We follow the trail leading to Mera La. We continue to traverse as far as the lowest part of the Hinku Nup Glacier. At this point, we can see the amazing white panorama snow covered Himalayan peaks stretching before us.

DAY 12: REST DAY.

DAY 13: ASCENT TO THE SUMMIT [6654m].

Early in the morning at around 2am after breakfast, we advance towards the summit. By sunrise, we reach up to 6000m. After a grueling climb, we finally scale the summit. From the summit, we can get 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 Hongu side of the pass.

DAY 14: CONTINGENCY DAY.

This day has been set aside as a contingency day.

DAY 15: TREK TO GOTAY.

We start to retrace our steps back to Lukla. 

DAY 16: TREK TO TULI KHARKA.

DAY 17: TREK TO LUKLA.

When we reach Lukla, we spend the last evening partying with our sherpa guides and porters. We get to sample chang (local wine), try some Sherpa dance steps and end our trip on a merry note.

DAY 18: FLY BACK TO KATHMANDU.

DAY 19: FINAL DEPARTURE.

What is Included

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Sherpa Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd. Lic# TA-0033126, VIC.