Mera Peak Women Climbing Adventure Trip

Climbing trip to Mera Peak unleash an opportunity to all the experienced trekkers and amateur climbers who dream and dare to stand on the Himalayan summit with a sense of great achievement. Among the trekking peaks in Nepal, Mera Peak (6476 m.) is the highest of the designated Nepalese trekking peaks, situated to the south of Everest, dominating the watershed of the thickly wooded and remote Hinku valley.

Even though the Mera Peak expedition is technically straightforward, there are some crevasses to maneuver around, and the route can be long and demanding after a fresh snowfall. The climb from Mera La (5415 m.) on the northern face to the summit is gradual with an outstanding mountain panorama of the Eastern Nepal Himalayas always in sight. The peak visible include Mt. Everest (8848 m.), Cho Oyu (8201 m.), Lhotse (8516 m.), Makalu (8463 m.), Kanchenjunga (8586 m.), Nuptse (7855 m.) and Chamlang (7319 m.) amongst many others.

We stay on the full supported tented camping away from the teahouse where our cook and kitchen staff prepares all fresh and hygienic food in this Mera Peak trek. It is not mandatory that you have prior climbing experience, as this is a non-technical trekking peak climbing in Nepal Himalayas.

Trip Facts:
  • Trip Length: 17 nights 18 days
  • Activity : Cultural sightseeing tour & Camping Trek and Mera Peak Climbing
  • Starts in : Kathmandu
  • Ends in : Kathmandu
Day to day itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing and Preparation day for Mera peak Climbing. Today you will go for sightseeing around Kathmandu. You will visit famous stupa, Bouddanath and the popular Hindu pilgrimage site, Pashupatinath Temple. In the late afternoon, with time to prepare and check the equipments for the expedition, you will get introduced with fellow members and guide. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya (Chutok) -(2730m/8954ft) (3-4 hours)
Early morning's scenic flight will take you to a small airstrip to Tenjin-Hillary airport to Lukla (2,840m/9,315ft) and you will experience your first breakfast in the mountains whilst the Himalayan Glacier Trekking team organizes porters, while the guide sort and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. We trek down from Lukla. It will make sense to fly up to Lukla for acclimatization and walk down. You will walk through the jungle down to Shurke then a bit ahead you will have lunch near by Pakhapani or so. Continuing ahead through many traditional villages, jungles, hills you will gradually reach the vicinity of Paiya for the first night's camp. You will see number of peaks from here such as Knogde Ri, Khatang, Tang Ragi Tu and other peaks above 7 thousand meters from Paiya. Overnight at Camp in Paiya.

Day 04: Paiya to Pangkoma - (2850m/93,48ft) (5-6 hours)
After breakfast, you march a little down until you reach wooden bridge and then carefully you have to go ahead through the slippery trail to cross Kari La Hill (pass). You will have your lunch in the village ahead and will start up walking through the rhododendron and bamboo forests through the narrow mountain trail. Make your camera ready with full charge to catch the outstanding views of Dudkoshi River valley and Dudh Kund Himal, before reaching the farming and trading village of Pangkongama for night’s rest. (2,850m/9,350ft). Overnight at Camp in Pangkoma.

Day 05: Pangkoma to Nigmsa(Shibuche) -(2745m/90,003ft) (4-5 hours)
The trail descends the rock-strewn path leading to the rhododendron forest. You will come across a lot of Mani walls through the trail. Passing again through hills, ridges, and teahouses you start downwards and have lunch around there in village nearby. You will find mesmerizing views of the south face of Mera Peak(6064m/19890) and Naulekh Peak awaiting your insight. The trail zigzags through forested areas and then descends steeply. You experience the most interesting and charming feelings as you walk past forests of pine and rhododendron to reach Nigmsa (Shibuche) where we will camp for the night's rest. Overnight at Camp in Nigmsa.

Day 06: Nigmsa (Shibuche) to Chetrakhola - (3150m/10332ft) (7-8 hours)
After breakfast you will start up though a steep and slope way through a hill and through narrow and typical mountain trail, a bit complicated ahead through rhododendron and bamboo forests, you pass in the course of landslides and down you reach to the stream. By the side of the crystal clear stream you will have your lunch today. Straight ahead and up through the rhododendron forests you may encounter wild animals if you are lucky enough. A little down through the bamboo jungle and past a nice stone cave by the side of a river, you will camp for the night's rest. Overnight at Chhatra Khola. (3,500m/11,480ft). Overnight at Camp in Chetrakhola.

Day 07: Chetrakhola to Kothe -(3600m/11808ft) (6-7 hours)
Chirping birds will wake you up early in the morning. Starting after breakfast you will reach a fine vantage point of the Hinku valley where you line around in the splendor of nature surrounding us from the Hinku Valley. Straight through the bamboo and pine forest in the narrow trails enjoying the view of Mera and the Hinku Valley, there is possibility of encountering with mountain wild animals like sloth bear, jungle cat, etc. among the tall pine trees. Past Tashing Dingma you will find shops and teahouses where you will have your lunch. You continue ahead by the ridge of the river in the Hinku valley all the way up and reach Kothe where you will have the night's rest in the camp. Overnight at Camp in Kothe.

Day 08: Kothe to Tangnang - (4,350m/14,270ft). (3-4 hours)
Today is another short day in which you will trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola and in the shadow of Mera Peak. We will take lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders' settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Beyond Gondishung we pass a 200 year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where you can find Mera peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. You will pray for your successful ascent of Mera Peak in the boulder of the Gompa offering incense. A short walk will take you to Thagnag, which is a summer grazing area with the primitive lodges and shops. Overnight in Thagnag at the camp.

Day 09: Rest & some Hiking to Charpate Himal glacier
Today is your rest day. We do not recommend you to stay idle although it is a rest day. You have to stay active to be ready for next day's adventure. So after breakfast, you will hike for about 3 hours up to Charpate Himal Glacier. Seen very close from the Thangnag, Charpate Himal is regarded holy by the Sherpa community and is worshipped by traditional Sherpas of the mountains. You will observe Mera North very close and pleasant from here too. After an hour's pleasant hike downwards, you will be back at the camp at Thangnang. Overnight at Camp in Thangnang.

Day 10: Tangnang to Khare - (5,045m/16,486ft). (2-3 hours)
Today, we head towards Mera Base Camp at Khare. We follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines and to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to your camping spot at Khare. The camping experience at Khare is something that would cherish you throughout your life. It is pleasure to view beautiful North face of Mera Peak from Khare. Overnight at Camp in Khare.

Day 11: Khare to High camp - (5,780m/18,958ft). (4-5 hours)
You need to walk through rock-strewn area for about two hours and making your way to Mera High Camp can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. You make your way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. You set up a high camp and from here the sunrise and sunset can be view along with the Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and south face of Lotshe, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse are outstanding and seems like they are piercing the skyline. This evening we overnight at Camp in Mera High Camp.

Day 12: High camp to summit & back to Khare - 5045m/16,547ft (8-9 hours)
This is really a big day. Our crew will wake up around 1 a.m. for preparation. You should also wake up around 2.30 am and you will have very early breakfast today. After breakfast, your group will put on crampons and rope and set up for special journey to the summit. If you are a well-acclimatized group, it takes around 4-6 hours to reach the summit of Mera central for you. From the summit can be seen the magnificent views of Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,021ft), Cho-Oyu (8,210m/26,928ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,935ft), Makalu (8,463m/27,760ft), Kangchenjunga (8,586m/28,165ft), Nuptse (7,855m/25,765ft), Chamlang (7,319m/24,010ft), Baruntse (7 ,129m 23,383ft) Ama Dablam (6,812m/22,343ft) Kangtega (6,779m/22,235) and many peaks over six thousand. After achieving the summit, you retrace your steps down to high camp. After having a rest accompanied with some hot soups/tea at the high camp, we will continue down to Khare for the night's rest. You will really find this day really long but inspirational one for your life! Overnight at Camp in Khare.

Day 13: One more day spare day just because of bad weather
This day is used as a spare day in case if you are unable to summit the Mera on day 12 due to weather or some other reasons. If weather became exceptionally unfavorable we wisely have to postpone the program of summiting the peak on day 12. Sometimes somebody in the group may get some problems in acclimatizing well enough to make the ascent. This day can be used in that condition also. If the trip goes smoothly and you do not need this spare day, you can enjoy the extra day in the cultural Sherpa village of Lukla later on. Overnight at Camp.

Day 14: Khare to Kothe -(4,350m/14,272ft). (4-5 hours)
After a great success of the expedition to Mt. Mera we descend to Hinku valley to Kothe for our overnight stop at camp. Leaving behind the outstanding Himalayan background, you arrive Kothe the night you with local wines or whatever you want to relax at the camp and overnight.

Day 15: Kothe to Thuli Kharka -(3600m/11808ft) (5-6 hours)
Today, we again climb up about two hours through the lush forest on the west side of the Hinku Valley to Thuli Kharka. It's nice walk through the red Rhododendron forest with beaten trail of Himalaya of Nepal. You will observe the wide range of Mera peaks, Mera North, Mera Central, Mera South from Thuli Kharka. Overnight at Camp in Thuli Kharka.

Day 16: Thuli Kharka to Lukla - (6-7 hours)
Two hours up from Thuli Kharaka you will walk to reach Zatrwa La pass. After crossing the pass you will see beautiful view of Lukla valley. Cho yu, Kongde peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and so many others. From Zatrwa La you will walk all the way down to Chutanga and then straight forward easy walk, you will reach Lukla village where we conclude the trekking part and this evening enjoy with crews at the last dinner at the mountain and overnight at Camp.

Day 17: Lukla Fly back to kathmandu -(2840 m/9315 ft)
The flight time to Kathmandu are scheduled in the morning normally because Lukla suffers a lot of wind afternoon. Sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our command. Anyway, we will fly back to Kathmandu and your guide will transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Fly out from Kathmandu.

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