Mr. Bill O’Connor, who wrote the book The Trekking Peaks of Nepal wrote the following statement about Mera peak climbing. THE CLIMAX: “Scaling the Mera Peak is your chance to venture into the modest visitations by trekkers and yet it is an intact region of Nepal where the hillsides are still densely forested and self-sufficient. There is also, of course, the pleasure of going beyond 21,000 feet.”
At about 6450 meters, the Mera peak is officially the highest trekking peak within the Himalayas of Nepal. Elevating south of Everest, Mera peak was first climbed by Roberts and Sen Tenzing in 1953 and it is at the present the standard route.
Once in this area, you will trek through the remote, heavily forested, and largely uninhabited Hinku valley. The ascent of Mera peak climbing is commonly technically straightforward requiring little more than crampons, Rope, and ice ax. We will fix ropes where necessary and our expedition guide and professional Sherpa’s will assist you as much as possible.
Subsequent to an exciting mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla our trek will begin by heading southeast from Lukla. We will walk along a high rocky ridge through dense forests and across several streams before reaching the pass that will take us into the Hinku valley. Trekking and camping in this wild land of the Himalayan pine forests will indeed be an extraordinary experience.
At Thaknak we will rest and explore the huge moraine and the beautiful glacial lake north of the village. We will proceed to Khare -5,099 meters and set up our camps. Our Mera peak climbing ascent will follow the glacier that leads to Mera La – 5415 meters and on to the elevated campsite of 5800 meters, where we will prepare for our early morning summit.
From the elevated camp, we can take in a sweeping view of Kanchenjunga, Chamlang, and Makalu to the east, Everest and Lhotse to the north, and Ama Dablam and Cho Oyu to the west. This will undoubtedly be one of the most stunning views you will witness in all of Nepal during Mera peak climbing.
With good conditions, we will summit Mera Peak the following morning and you will have completed a demanding trek and achieved the summit of one of the most beautiful mountains in Nepal.
In due course we will make our way back down the valley to Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu and following our tradition, Earthbound Expeditions will offer beers on the house for you for having scaled Mera peak!
Mera peak climbing can also be combined with Island peak climbing which crosses the passes along Amphu Lapcha and in addition, this expedition can also include Everest Base Camp.
If this offer sounds exciting, all you have to do is spare a few more days, energy and a couple of few more bucks to get you going.
You will be welcomed and received on your arrival by our representative at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Later on, you will be transferred to your hotel; check into the room and spend some relaxing time until we meet at some point in the evening for the trip briefing. You will be informed about the briefing time on your arrival at hotel.
After breakfast in the morning we take you for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. We are going to do the UNESCO CULTURAL HERITAGE TOUR today which includes: Swoyambhunath - The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley. Pashupatinath- A holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the most unique way in the world; we come across men with ash rubbed body, matted locks and dreaded look which is typical look of a Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus. Boudhanath- the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual going around the temple. Patan Durbar Square- A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century and also the amazing Nepali Architecture.
We have our breakfast early in the morning and drive to the airport to take a flight to Lukla, the gateway to Everest Region accompanied by your trekking guide. We fly by a Twin Otter aircraft which is the most renowned mountain flight corporation in the world. Once on the flight we can enjoy the stunning beauty of the rugged foothills that give way to the snowline of the majestic Himalaya. A lot of the world\'s highest mountains including Kanchenjunga III, Lhotse IV and Makalu V and many other snow capped mountains. After enjoying the adventurous flight for about 45 minutes, we land in Lukla, an exceptionally beautiful mountain town in the Everest Region where we meet our porters and prepare for the walk tomorrow. We can explore the beautiful town of Lukla today. Overnight at Lukla.
Trek and climb Mera peak. Get back to Kathmandu.
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