Mera Peak climb with Everest Base camp trek

Nepal
Trip Grade
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Strenuous Trekking Grade is both moderate and difficult. Even in this grade, treks reach around 5000-5500 meters. You will have to walk generally for 6-7 hours each day. Strenuous treks require good physical condition and acclimatization. If some problems seem to appear, you have to walk down and take some hot drinks or soup ( + rest). You may be affected rapidly if you have high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease or complicated medical conditions. Advise is required from your doctor before starting these kinds of treks.

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival Kathmandu (1300m)

From your home country, you will have a scenic flight to Kathmandu where you can see the panoramic view of the Himalayan Range with the natural beauty of Nepal. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, a representative from Himalayan Trekkers will be waiting with your name card and will welcome you with garland and assist you to the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min

Day 2

Half Day sightseeing and Trek preparation

Today after breakfast you will be picked up by your city guide and take you to some of the landmarks of the Kathmandu Valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and so on. You will visit some of these and the rest of the time you can do last moment shopping for trekking by consulting with your guide.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding (2600m)

Today we will fly to Lukla which is considered as the world adventurous airport. We will take an early Twin Otter flight to Lukla which is the main entrance to the Khumbu Region. This is an adventurous as well as exciting flight, which provides you the stunning view of Everest in the distance. Upon arrival in Lukla, we will meet our crew members like trek staff and porters and start our trek to Phakding (2600m) or we can continue to Monjo (You can discuss with your guide on the stop if you are physically fit and want to continue). Phakding lies at the bank of Dudh Koshi River which drains the whole of the Khumbu region, this small village is on the main trade route through the area. We will stay in well-built lodges.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min and 3 hrs trek

Day 4

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m)

We will have a gentle walk up the banks of Dudh Koshi River, crossing it twice before we step to the village of Monjo and gentle walk further 20 minutes to Jorsale where we will enter Sagarmatha National Park. We will then cross the convergence of the Dudh Koshi and the Bhote Koshi on a high suspension bridge and ascend gently for about 2 hours up “Namche Hill” to reach astonishing village Namche Bazaar (3440m). This is wealthy trading town and the capital of the Khumbu Region. Many Tibetans cross the border and come here for the trade. This place is also popular to buy the genuine Tibetan artifacts. We can see the lofty peaks of Thamserku and Kangtega to the east of the valley.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 5

Acclimatization Day

We desperately need the spare day in order to adjust to the low oxygen levels. Today we will ascend to Syanboche hill (3900m). From this spot, we can see the mouth-watering view of the entire Everest Region including of course Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Kusum Kanguru, Tawache, Kunde and other small snow-capped peaks. Also, people use to say that you have to be at Syanboche before you die. Furthermore, we will visit the high Himalayan Sherpa Village- Khumjung, from where you can see the Hillary school. And a little bit of walk from Khumjung we can reach Khunde where we visit the Khunde monastery which depicts the clear picture of local Sherpa culture, traditions and you can also see the sculpture of “Yeti”, which you have heard in myths only. In this acclimatization day, we will spend time hiking and rest which will allow fasting acclimatizing in the high region. After this marvelous view, we will return to Namche for an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tea house

Day 6

Trek to Tengboche at (3,900m)

From Namche, Everest trail leads around the side of the valley high above the Dudh Koshi. As we walk we will see the magnificent view of the great peaks of Khumbu comprising Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse and other peaks. We walk down to our lunch stop by passing many small villages and numerous tea houses. After our delicious lunch, we ascend just above 2 hours to the zig-zag uphill road to Tengboche. Tengboche is the residence of a stunning and recently rebuilt Monastery. Strolling around the village during the evening is pretty refreshing! Overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 7

Trek to Dingboche (4410m)

Today initially we will descend down through the dense Rhododendron forests until the trail crosses a new suspension bridge just further Deboche. An hour walking from Deboche will bring us to the small but magnificent village Pangboche, an outstanding viewpoint for Ama Dablam (Mother’s Charm Box). This Pangboche village was badly damaged by the recent earthquake on 25th April, 2015. Ascending the valley side, we will again cross the river and turn up the Imja Valley to reach the charming farming village of Dingboche. Remember to keep hydrated as altitude and long walk can drain you! Overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 8

Acclimatization Day

Today is spare day to acclimatize so we will wake up early in the morning and walk off the ridge which lies behind Dingboche and we will try to walk up to 4900m. This hike gives us the magnificent view of Ama Dablam, Island Peak, and Tabuche with other peaks. After enjoying the view and spend some time we will retrace back to Dingboche for the afternoon. If you are interested you can visit to the hospital nearby Pheriche (4200m) and attend the seminar run by the Himalayan Rescue Association. The walk towards Pheriche offers an opportunity to be acclimatized.

Accommodation: Tea house

Day 9

Trek to Lobuche (4940m)

We will continue our walk along the trail up on a platform above the valley floor. This trail leads us to Dugla. Ahead of us is the trekking peak of Lobuje East (6119m) and to our west is the awful north face of Tabuche, the scene of many cutting-edge Himalayan ascents of the 1980s and 1990s. A little more than a couple of hours of walk from here takes us to Dugla, our lunch stop. After lunch we ascent up the steep hill to the Sherpa memorials, where we can see the mesmerizing view of Ama Dablam, Cholatse and Tabuche. From Tabuche, the trail starts steeply to ascent beside the glacier moraine. After a couple of hours, the trail eventually heads to a small group of tea houses pleasingly positioned at Lobuche where we will stay overnight.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 10

Trek to Everest base camp (5486 m) via Gorakshep (5180m)

Today we will start our walk early in the morning. About 3 hours further from Lobuche, we reach at Gorakshep, the spot of the 1953 expedition’s base camp. We will sleep here tonight on the return of from the Everest Base Camp. We will fill up or carry more water and walk to the popular trail to the Everest Base Camp. While walking we need to be careful, as there is a chance of rock fall on our left as we walk towards the Khumbu Glacier. This is it you will walk the final section into Everest Base Camp, stroll around the surrounding and go to the edge of the Khumbu Icefall. If you trek this region during spring (April -may) you will see many climbers preparing for their summit of Mount Everest. It is very interesting to hear from the people who have conquered some of the highest mountains in the world. Paranormal place before you retrace the same route to Gorakshep.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs

Day 11

Hike to Kala Pathar (5545m), Trek back to Pheriche via Gorakshep and scenic Heli flight to Khare

Today we will make the ascent of Kala Pattar at (5,545m). It is highly recommended that you make an early morning ascent of Kala Pattar to get a stunning sunrise view over the Everest. The climb takes between 2 and 3 hours and can be hard work, but the effort is rewarded by the classic view of Everest and the Khumbu Icefall, as well as Lhotse, Nuptse, and Pumori immediately above. This view of Everest will leave you inspired and mesmerized and maybe change your life in a way that you never ever imagined. The imposing sight of Everest is more than enough to take away anyone’s breath.

After the morning summit, we will return to Gorakshep, have breakfast and pack our bags and prepare for the helicopter ride to Khare where you will hike down to Pheriche for Heli flight. The Heli flight will provide you ample opportunity to see the aerial view of snowcapped mountains, peaks, and amazing Himalayan settlements.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs and 15 min flight

Day 12

Rest Day in Khare

This will be a rest day in Khare. From Khare, we can take a small side trip to a surrounding hill that offers an astonishing view of the Everest region, including the Mera Peak and the Mera La Pass at (5,400m). It is important to rest and relax today and recover the previous exertion getting up to Everest base camp. This is the end of trekking and commencement of climbing.

Accommodation: Tea house

Day 13

Acclimatization and practise day

On our second day at acclimatization, we will try to get used to with the climbing and other issues. We will spend the morning getting our climbing gear sorted. We will rig up a climbing scenario and practice using crampons, Jumar, abseiling. We will practice until you are comfortable with all the different techniques of climbing. We will have some rest later and enjoy this amazing mountain setting.

Accommodation: Tea house

Day 14

Trek to Mera Base Camp (5300m)

Today we will make a move from Khare to Mera Base Camp (5,300m). Today we climb up to the Mera Glacier, enroute crossing the Mera la Pass. Initially it is easy but the trek up to the glacier is steep in some parts and you will need to pace yourself and make sure you are getting your foot placements correctly. There is a chance of rock fall so wearing helmets, crampons is needed. We will take a short descent before we reach the campsite for the day. We walk between the moraine and the glacier on the northern side as it descends from the col down to the campsite which you can easily see from the glacier.

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 15

Trek to High Camp (5800m)

We will climb up to Mera High Camp (5,800m). We again head back up onto the glacier to where we dropped off yesterday and follow the easy graded snow slopes. After a short descend up we come across an area of crevasses which needs utmost care while walking past. We then make are way slowly up to High camp. Looking back offers you a great view of the Himalayan peaks including Everest, Makalu, Nuptse and Lhotse and this trek up to high camp holds some real Himalayan treasures. We camp today at a place hidden between rocky sections. The camp site is small and has some drop-offs on the right as you enter the camp. It is time to rehydrate and recover for the summit push.

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 16

Summit Day

The time we start depends on the weather conditions. An early morning start is most likely. We set out in the dark and start walking up. If we start around 2 am as planned we can reach the summit in about 6 hours i.e 8 am in the morning. The climb will have occasional technical difficulties. The central summit appears above the wide glacier, flanked by 2 ridges. We climb the snowfields avoiding the crevasses. This is the steepest section of the whole Mera Peak climbing and has to be dealt with utmost care and patience. The route swings to the east of the left-hand ridge before turning back towards the main summit ridge of Mera. Our destination f the climb is the highest among the 3 peaks of Mera. The last 50m/164ft is quite challenging and is very physically demanding as well so requires a lot of effort. Jumaring on a short steep ice section and you arrive on the summit after quite a physically challenging walk. We will spend sometime regathering energy and enjoy the surrounding Himalayas and have a short abseil after which we drop down to the High camp. We will rest for one hour, back up your kit before descending back down to Khare at (5,100m).

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 17

Contingency Day for the summit

Given that the weather conditions are not good on the previous day, we will make an attempt today, if things go fine as planned we will spend this day for rest. Mera can have high winds and deep snow so having this extra day gives you another chance at making the summit of Mera peak. If in case we completed this on a particular day we can descend in order to shorten our day.

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 18

Trek to Kote (3600m)

Today we walk to Kote along the same trail as we used initially. After we reach Kote, we will celebrate our success by singing dancing with local ‘Rakshi’ and wines. We will stay overnight at Kote by sharing our success moment with each other.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 Hrs

Day 19

Trek to Thuli Kharka

Today we will ascent through the Rhododendron forests on the west of the Hinku valley to Thuli Kharka. Rhododendron is the popular and national flower of Nepal and our entire journey we get to get high regard of stunning hills scattered with Rhododendrons. Thuli Kharka is a vantage point from which we can enjoy the great view of Mera Central, Mera North and South face. Overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 Hrs

Day 20

Trek to Lukla

We start our day by walking up to Zatrwa La Pass. As soon as we cross the pass, we are warmly welcomed by the glimpse of the magnificent Lukla Valley which is enclosed by Cho Oyu, Numbur Himal, Kongde Peak, Kusum Kanguru and other small snowcapped peaks. From Zatrwa La Pass we descent to Chutanga and then walk gently to Lukla Village. We will bid farewell to some of our crew members here as they will stay in Lukla, after a couple of days they will lead another group for the Mera peak climbing.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 Hrs

Day 21

Fly to Kathmandu

Today we will take an early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu as it lies in the Himalayan region and we cannot be sure about the bad weather. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you can go to the spa and massage center to get rid of the pain and tired of trekking.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight and 30 min private drive

Day 22

Free day

Today is a free day as you can visit some of the Heritage sites of Kathmandu or you can stroll at Thamel and can do last minute shopping of souvenir for friends, families, and relatives.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 23

Final Departure

Although, it is a sad moment for us to say goodbye however a representative from Himalayan Trekkers will drop you at the airport before 3 hours of your flight. Hope to see you again.

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Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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