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Mt. Mera Expedition is one of the most alluring trekking expeditions in Nepal as it involves a culturally stimulating journey through remote picturesque villages and forests – followed by a gentle climb to the summit. It is perhaps best known because it is Nepal’s highest trekking peak. GGIM conducts this expedition every year and participants are trained physically as well as technically. For honing the technical skills, we recommend to participate in Basic Rock Climbing Course
We can also have a customized batch for your group as per your convenience. GGIM's experienced mountaineers lead Mt. Mera expedition in case if the participation is more than 6.
Arrival at KathmanduYou will be welcomed and greeted by garland on the Kathmandu airport by the agency. Travel arrangements from airport to Hotel in private AC Van. After hotel check in procedure, a briefing meeting is organised for all the participants. All are expected to pack the bags, have dinner in nearby restaurants and sleep early
Drive- Kathmandu to Ramechhap and Fly to Lukla (2840 m) & Trek to Chutenga (3450 m)Wake up at 2 AM. Gather at hotel lobby at 2.45 AM. You will be handed over breakfast packets. Travel from Kathmandu to Ramechhap takes about 5 hours. Travel arrangement in similar AC Vans will be made. Once you reach Ramechhap, wait for your turn to board the flight to Lukla. The journey is about 25 mins. Once you reach Lukla (2840 m), have quick snacks and start the trek to Chutenga (2600 m). It takes about 4-5 hrs to reach Chutenga.
Trek from Chutenga to Kharktang (3800 m)This is a challenging hike through the moraine. Initially, you cross the Chhetraa la which is at altitude of around (4000 m). You can see Cho-Oyu from this pass if the weather is clear. You start descending after crossing the pass. Kharktang is located at an altitude of 3800 m.
Trek from Kharktang to Chhetraa la (4350 m)A gradual ascend till Chhetraa la. The route is not difficult but through moraine. The camp site of Chhetraa La is located near the river Khari Khola. Just before the camp location you get to see the first glimpse of Mera Peak and pass through Rhododendron Forest till the Chhetraa La camp.
Trek from Chhetraa la to Kothey (3750 m)Today, you descend completely to reach Kothey Camp site. Also, the route is through moraine and besides the river Khari Khola. The beautiful camp location at Kothey, you again come down at the tree line, that takes away all the fatigue, as walking on dead moraine is somewhat tiresome.
Trek from Kothey to Thangnak (4385 m)The route initially starts from the moraine besides the river and you gradually climb up on a ridge that takes you to Thangnak. You can see a glimpse of Mera, the glacier that you will be crossing from here.
Rest day and Acclimatization at ThangnakYou will hike around the campsite so as to keep you well acclimatized with the altitude.
Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5297 m)A very crucial day as you cross the 5000 m mark. The rise in altitude starts from here. On the way, you can see a TARN (high altitude lake) named Tama Pokhri. Almost entire trek to Khare is through moraine. From here, you can Mera Peak and also the summit of Mera Peak as you come near the snowline. You can even see Tibetan Cocks at Khare.
Rest Day and Acclimatization at KhareA hike around the campsite so as to keep you well acclimatized with the altitude.
Trek from Khare to Mera Peak High Camp (5750 m)The initial moraine walks and after gradually gaining altitude, you cross snowline. High Camp is located near the glacier. You will take around 8-9 hours to reach the high camp. After you reach, proper rest is required as you will be leaving for the summit attempt.
Summit attempt and back to KhareYou will start at around 1.30 AM for your summit attempt. The hike I through glacier, also if you go in Spring season, you will have to negotiate through lots of snow, whereas in autumn, there are chances of less snow. After the summit, you start your return trek to Khare.
Extra Day for Summit due to bad weather
Trek from Khare to KotheyOn the way back, you will take the same route, but you need to be alert as the trek route is through moraine.
Trek from Kothey to Chhetraa LaAlthough you are descending, you need to climb this day at Chhetraa la campsite is located around 600 m high of Kothey
Trek from Chhetraa La to LuklaA long stretch to Lukla. You skip Khanktang and Chutenga on the way. The trek may take around 7-8 hours to reach Lukla. Once you reach, you will actually feel very much energetic and enthusiastic as you have come down to Lukla at 2840 m from Mera Summit at 6476 m.
Fly to Ramechhap and Drive back to KathmanduBoard the flight to Ramechhap in your scheduled slot. Drive to Kathmandu from Ramechhap may take next 3-4 hrs. You will check-in into the hotel..enjoy the rest of the evening with your trip mates. Take rest, have nice food !
Rest day in Kathmandu and Farewell DinnerHave nice leisure time…you can also take a city tour. A farewell dinner will be organised for all the same evening for Successful Summit of Mera Peak and safely returning back.
Departure from KathmanduTravel arrangements till airport will be arranged as per your international flight details. Have a Safe Journey !
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 nights in Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar category hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with breakfast
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and departure taxes
- Food and Accommodation during trekking / climbing session
- An experienced trekking & climbing guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper works (National Park Fee and Mera Peak climbing permit)
- Equipment allowances for climbing guide
- Travel and rescue arrangements
- Insurance for Nepali Staff
- Special Farewell dinner
- Cost inclusive of GST (Current rate 5%)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Personal climbing gear
- Meals in Kathmandu
- Alcohol and Beverages during the trek and climbing season
- Personal expenses
- Emergency Medical Evacuation
- Tips for guides and porters
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