Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
On arrival at Kathmandu International airport, you will be well received by View Nepal Treks guides and staff for the transfer to your hotels in Kathmandu, after getting freshen from jet-lag a briefing program by our expert guide regarding Mera Peak climb and other related information with welcome dinner.
Day 02: At Kathmandu for optional tour and trip preparations.
View Nepal Treks reserves as free day preparation for the adventure to Mera Peak climb where you can do last day shopping hiring and buying necessary gear required for the trip, with time one can book for half day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu-Bhaktapur and Patan city at places of interest
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,800 m and trek to Chutanga 3, 430 m - 04 hrs walks.
To start this adventure to Mera Peak, early morning a short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport then taking a short and scenic flight of 35 minutes to Lukla. Lukla an interesting town full of restaurant, shops and stores with many nice hotels and lodge, after a refreshing time in Lukla getting organized for half day walk towards Chutanga for overnight stop. A small place with cattle herders shelter and shade with huge pasture field surrounded by coniferous forest.
Day 04: Trek to Tuli-Kharka 4,300 m - 06 hrs.
Our real adventure begins with a climb over Kalo Himal Ridge or Nau Lekh a rocky mountain that separates Khumbu area and Hinku Valley. First pass leads to a steep climb to reach a ridge top festooned with Buddhist prayer flags at 4,450 m high, the pass called Zatrwa-Og, and then traversing over boulder slope, and climb across Zatrwa-La at 4,600 m, offering grand views of Dudh Kosi river valley with Karyolung and Lumding Himal. After enjoying the view an hour downhill leads at Tuli-Kharka for overnight camp.
Day 05: Trek to Mousum-Kharka 3,430m - 04 hrs.
Today a short walk with views of Peak 43 and Kusum Kanguru peaks, then walk leads at Hinku valley area, with first views of Mera Peak the trail leads into rhododendron and pine forest to our overnight stop at Mosum Kharka near Hinku Drangka River.
Day 06: Trek to Thagnag 4,360m - 05 hrs.
Morning walk follows a route leading north on leaving forested area behind, after a nice walk reaching a wide open valley with summer grazing area with some Sheppard’s huts, and then continue to cross a small bridge to reach at Gondishung, near Thagnag area. Gondishung with over 200 year old small Gompa (monastery / shrine), from here an hour walk to reach our overnight stop at Thagnag, which is a small yak herder’s place with temporary settlement. As this route is slowly getting popular with few small lodges and teahouses has been established since last past decade.
Day 07: Rest day at Thagnag for acclimatization and local hikes.
A necessary rest day at Thagnag, a perfect spot altitude wise of 4,360 m for acclimatization before heading higher altitude to Mera Peak optional one can take a short hike for best views of Peak 43 and adjoining peaks.
Day 08: Trek to Khare at Mera Base Camp 5, 300m - 04 hrs
After Thagnag with nice pleasant rest, morning walk leads on moderate trail for few hours and then climb over moraine, damming Charpatti Tal (lake), that leads to a high area lined with rocks and cairns and small glacial lake, from here climb for a while and down downhill walk to Dig Kharka, and over boulder strewn hillside to Khare. From here a short descent to reach at Mera Base Camp for overnight camp, with time to relax and preparation for Mera peak climb.
Day 09: Trek and climb to High camp 5,780 m / 18,958 ft - 04 hrs
Climb to Mera Peak can be done from base camp, but it is always safe and best to add an extra camp to make the climb more accessible. View Nepal for your safety and success will set High Camp this will make it more approachable to reach Mera summit. On leaving Mera base camp, walk across Mera La after hours of tough walk on this high altitude reaching at Mera High Camp the highest overnight stop of this adventure at above 5,780 m. Here with afternoon free, our guides will check and scout the route for next day climb, might fix ropes where necessary for the safe climb. The high camp offers excellent views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse peaks.
Day 10: Climb to Mera Peak summit at 6,461 m / 21, 1907 ft - 08 hrs
A Big Day! And highlight of the adventure, starting early morn before dawn for the summit of Mera peak, following our lead guide with steep climb; with ropes fixed where necessary on narrow sections, after a tough climb with no technical difficulty but using ice axe / crampons much required to reach the summit of Mera peak. From the top feeling high enjoy fascinating panorama of world’s highest mountains of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and towards Mt. Kanchenjunga with series of snowcapped peaks. After a tiring moment and hard climb but with successful climb descend back to base camp with rest of the afternoon relaxing and marvel the views of mountains.
Day 11: Reserve & Contingency day in case of unfavorable weather condition
View Nepal Treks for your success and enjoyable adventure climb, reserves an extra day as contingency, in situation like bad and unfavorable weather or adjusting this day to maintain the itinerary days taking care of client’s fitness as well on this high altitude adventure. If this day not used and all goes well according to our standard itinerary our guide / leader will use this extra day on return trek to Lukla, making some short day as you enjoy the walks with views on route.
Day 12: Trek to Khothey 3,600 m - 06 hrs.
On completing our goal and highlights of this marvelous adventure on Mera Peak climb, feeling much stronger after the climb, head back to Lukla with longer camps to cover but with pleasant walk to Kothey past Thagnag for overnight stop.
Day 13: Trek to Thuli -Kharka 4,200 m- 06 hrs.
After Khothey morning trek into forested area of blue Himalayan pines and rhododendrons trees, past grazing area with climb and last views of Mera Peak reaching at Thuli Kharka for last overnight stop before Lukla.
Day 14: Trek to Lukla - 07 hrs.
Today will be a long and hard day walk, starting very early with climb over Naulekhor Kalo Himal ridges traversing Zatrwa-Og and Zatrwa-La. After the climb a long descend into green vegetation and tree lines to reach at Lukla for last overnight halt. Overnight in the comfort of nice lodge and celebrate farewell dinner among members and guides including our cheerful strong porters.
Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
From Lukla taking an early morning flight back to Kathmandu with views of mountains, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back to respective hotels with rest of the day free at leisure.
Day 16: In Kathmandu free day with optional sightseeing tour.
A spare day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay and cancellation due to unfavorable bad weather which might occur, as the Himalayan weather can be unpredictable sometimes if all goes well have a free day or sightseeing tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur.
Day 17: International departure homeward bound.
Today, your last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of Mera Peak Climb and adventurous trekking, as per your time for international flight, View Nepal staff transfer you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.