MERA PEAK (6,634m) EXPEDITION

They may be called ‘trekking peaks’ but climbing them involves all mountaineering gear such as crampons, ice axes, and ropes. These are just lesser peaks in the Himalayan context but may rise to heights of over 6000m. Mera Peak (6,634m) is not difficult to climb.

MERA PEAK EXPEDITION

This climb does not pose much difficulty when it comes to technical climbing and combines an extended trek in the remote Inukhu Valley.
The trek begins with a climb that leads up to the crossing of the Mera La Pass (5,415 m.) after which the real ascent of the peak (6,634 m) begins. The descent afterward is easy, coming down to the Inukhu Khola Valley. The last bit of difficulty is faced while crossing the Chatara Teng La Pass (4,600 m). Finally, we arrive back in civilization when we reach Chutang, just ahead of Lukla.
Although the climb is not very technical, climbers are required to be in excellent physical condition and must be equipped with all mountaineering gear: crampons, ice axes, and rope, etc.).
HIGHLIGHTS
- A summit of nearly 6,500 m affordable for beginners in mountaineering.
- An approach by a wild valley with little frequented
- An impressive mountain flight to Lukla, Everest region
- The comfort of the lodges with the adventure of an expedition and one night in a tented camp.
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Itinerary

  • Level of Trek: Very Difficult
  • Best Period: April - May
  • Duration: 19 Days
  • Number of walking days: 14
  • Highest Altitude: 6334 Meters
  • Flights: Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge/Camp during trek

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Day
Regular flight to Kathmandu (1,350 m.). Transfer to the hotel.
- Accommodation: Hotel Holy Himalaya on BB Plan.
Meet with the guide. Depending on the composition of the group, the departure for Ramechhap can be arranged around 2:00 pm to spend the night there in a lodge.
- Accommodation: Holy Himalaya Hotel on BB Plan
- Meals on your own
If you opted not to depart for Ramechap the previous day, then your departure is by night shuttle (4-5 hr drive) at 03: 00 am to Ramechhap Airport for the Lukla flight.
Catch the early morning flight from Ramechhap to Lukla, enjoying a panoramic view of the eastern Himalayas; Langtang, Gauri Shanker, Numbur, Manglungtse, and finally Everest amongst other peaks. After this 45-minute flight, meet with the Sherpas awaiting your arrival at Lukla (2,700 m) with all the equipment.
The trek begins with a short descent to the Dudh Khosi Valley.
From the village of Chaunrikarka (2,621 m), the trail goes north through Sherpa villages where wheat, potatoes, corn and vegetables are grown. We cross the Dudh Kosi River via a wooden suspension bridge.
- Ascent + : 50 meters
- Ascent - : 250 meters
- Duration of hike: 3 hr
- Accommodation: Lodge
After walking through the village of Khari Khola, the trail gradually climbs up to the village of Hil Tang. We then walk through a beautiful rhododendron forest to reach Pangkoma (2,850 m).
- Ascent: + 200 m.
- Descent: - 50 m.
- Accommodation: Lodge
This part of the trek is fabulous. We climb to the Nankung La Pass (3,110 m) from where we get an excellent view of  Mera Peak. We then quickly go down to Sibuje (2770 m). The trail now turns into a succession of ascents and descents through the middle of rhododendron forests (in full bloom during springtime). We then reach a pleasant camp in Ning So.
- Ascent: + 500 m.
- Descent: - 600 m.
- Accommodation: Lodge
We make a steep ascent to arrive at a tea shop with a panoramic view (3,280 m). We climb a little further (3,350 m.) and then the trail drops down steeply before we stop for lunch beside a stream at 2,850 m. We then continue walking up and down through a forest that has steep steps that we need to negotiate carefully. We finally arrive at Chetra Khola (3,150 m).
- Ascent: + 1100 m
- Descent: - 850 m
- Accommodation: Lodge
We climb steep slopes up to 3,700 m., and then once again there are ascents and descents alternatively. We reach a bifurcation: On one side lies the route to the Zatswa La Pass and on the other, the way to Kothe (Mounsom Kharka) between two valleys, at about 3,600 m. The village is picturesque and has some lodges as well as grocery stores.
- Ascent: + 1100 m.
- Descent: - 600 m.
- Accommodation: Lodge
We follow the west bank of the Hinku Drangka towards the north and cross the summer pastures of Gondishung (there is a small gompa here), Dupishung and Lungsamba. The valley gets narrower and is wedged between Kanguru (6,369 m.) and Mera West (6,255 m.). We finally reach Thangnak which means "the black plain" in Tibetan. This is a beautiful location for spending the night.
- Ascent: + 900 m.
- Descent: - 250 m.
- Accommodation: Lodge
Day for acclimatization.
- Accommodation: Same as previous day
The climb continues along a moraine. We camp to Khare, a little before reaching the glacier leading to Mera La. The camp is set up at 4,900m. By now we are well acclimatized.
- Ascent: + 850 m.
- Descent: - 260 m.
- Accommodation: Bivouac under tents
Setting foot on the glacier in the early hours of the morning can be a little tricky. We have a long climb on the slightly steep glacier before we reach the high camp. The sight of mountains from this camp is exceptional: a veritable feast for the eyes: Kanchenjunga, Chamlang, Makalu, Baruntse, Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and more. This panorama is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Nepal.
- Ascent: + 930 m.
- Descent: - 40 m.
- Accommodation: Bivouac under tents
If the weather and our physical conditions are both good on this day, we go on to climb Mera Peak; a day filled with excitement.
- Accommodation: Bivouac under tents.
We make a very early departure to ascend the central summit on the northern slope. There is a long climb on a glacial plateau, but it does not present much technical difficulty. The glacier, however, has some cracks. The last few meters have more incline: 35 to 40 degrees. Here you get to enjoy a unique panorama of five 8000 meter peaks. Then comes a long descent to Khare or ascent to the summit, i.e. if we did not achieve that yesterday.
- Ascent: + 750 m.
- Descent: - 1700 m.
- Accommodation: Lodge
We follow the path we took for climbing.
- Ascent: + 50 m.
- Descent: - 1300 m.
- Accommodation: Lodge
We go down and walk along the river bed. Then we climb up through a forest and hike through a beautiful valley where we spend the night.
- Ascent: + 1100 m.
- Descent: - 500 m.
- Accommodation: Lodge
Today we make a long descent to reach Lukla.
- Ascent: + 500 m.
- Descent: - 2000 m.
- Accommodation: Lodge
In the morning, fly out of Lukla to reach Kathmandu. On a clear day, the view of the Himalayan range is astounding.
Transfer to the hotel and free time.
- Accommodation: Hotel Holy Himalaya on BB Plan.
Free day in Kathmandu (also safety day)
- Accommodation: Same as previous day

Transfer to TIA (Kathmandu Airport) for your return flight.
End of our services.

NOTES

USEFUL INFORMATION:

Difficulty:
Alpine grade: little difficult - slope less than 40°
Snow race without great technical difficulty - requires knowledge and practice of roped walking, with crampons and ice ax
The best time for climbing is in October.
The second choice is in March – April, but there is always a risk of avalanches during the thaw.

Materials that you should have:

For trekking

- trekking shoes: high stems and waterproof. Choose quite rigid shoes with non-slip soles and crampons.
- light shoes (tennis) or sandals to put on during the stages in town, village or while camping at night.
- a pair of flip flops
- pairs of walking and mountain socks
- 2 trekking pants
- underwear. (Fine technical fibers such as Carline or Polartec fibers)
- 1 or 2 breathable Carline shirt and T-shirts
- 1 fleece jacket. It is warm, light and dries quickly)
- 1 mountain jacket (like Goretex or Micropore)
- A quilt jacket is a must
- Rain cape
- gloves or fingerless gloves
- hat
- Sunhat
- good sunglasses

Equipment: 

- a sleeping bag (- 20° C): Warm, comfortable, fit to your size, sarcophagus-shape (closer to the body with a closing hood)
- sun cream (face and lips)
- headlamp, with spare batteries and bulbs
- light water bottle - 2 liters minimum and isothermal
- pocket knife, better if multipurpose
- toilet paper
- lighter

Climbing equipment to prove (or to rent in Kathmandu):

1. Ice ax
2. Crampons
3. Gaiter
4. Helmet (optional)
5. Harness with short rope
6. Carabiners (2 + 2)
7. Mountain shoes

Materials supplied by Base Camp:

- Tents
- Ropes
- Mattress
- Fixed ropes
- Ice picks
- Hammer
- Snow anchor
- All camping equipment and trekking kitchen






What's included

- 4 transfers to and from the airport by private vehicle
- 4 nights at the Holy Himalaya Hotel on a B&B basis
- Full board package with lodge accommodation / 2 nights in high camp
- English-speaking guide for trekking part & his/her domestic flights 1 Sherpa from 4 participants onwards.
- Guide insurance
- Springtime bonus
- Ascension bonus
- Collective equipment
- Camping and cooking collective equipment, food, EP gas for the bivouac, cook and local assistants
- Trekking team: 1 carrier for 2 (13 kg max per person) + 1 carrier for climbing equipment
- Carrying up to 13 kg for personal material
- Domestic flights
- Makalu Baruntse Park Permit & Khumbhu Village Committee Fees
- Flights of the guide

What's not included

- Visa for Nepal to get at the airport ($ 40 + photo)
- International flights
- Wood for heating
- Cargo domestic flight over 15 kg (hold + hand luggage)
- Meals in Kathmandu, except breakfast
- Compulsory repatriation insurance
- Tips, expenses and personal equipment, drinks, sleeping bag ...

Suppliments

>> Compulsory supplements

> Royalty Autumn season : 125$
> Royalty spring season : 250$
> Flight Ramechap - Lukla - Ramechap : 360$

> single room supplement 4 nights : 100$
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