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Mera Peak

DURATION

21 days

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel, Teahouses & Camping

Trip Difficulty
DIFFICULTY
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Technical Climb and Long Days of Trekking

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LOCATION

Asia, Nepal

MEETING POINT

London or Kathmandu Airport

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FROM
£3750pp or
£3350pp

when booking for 2 or more people

Challenge rating

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They say Mera Peak’s a “non-technical” climb. But if you arrive without expecting to don your crampons and rope up? You’ve got another think coming.

Welcome to high-altitude peak hiking. Trekking through tons of different environments over 20 days, you’ll pick up loads of new climbing skills on your journey to the summit of Mera Peak. You’ll have a blooming good time too.

If you’ve already conquered Kilimanjaro or you’ve got some decent hill hiking experience behind you, Mera Peak deserves the next spot on your Bucket List. Hidden away past remote villages in the depths of Nepal, Mera’s colder than Kili, and definitely more challenging. But if you’ve caught the climbing itch and you’re looking for something a little sharper to scratch it? You’ll certainly find it 6,476 metres up on Mera Peak.

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What's Included In Our Mera Peak

All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary

All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary

Max 16 Travellers Per Group

Max 16 Travellers Per Group

3* Hotels & Teahouses (Twin Share)

3* Hotels & Teahouses (Twin Share)

Private Transport & 2 Domestic Flights

Private Transport & 2 Domestic Flights

19 Breakfast, 15 Lunches & 15 Dinners

19 Breakfast, 15 Lunches & 15 Dinners

Porters To Carry 12kg During The Trek

Porters To Carry 12kg During The Trek

Expert Guides With You Throughout The Trip

Expert Guides With You Throughout The Trip

Mera Peak Itinerary

  • Day 1: DEPART UK

    DEPART UK You will meet your Bucket List Leaders at the airport and fly out together for Bucket Lister + Trips. If you have booked a Bucket Lister Trip we will see you in Nepal soon!  

  • Day 2: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU

    ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU If you have transfers with us we will take you to the hotel. For those making their own way, we will see you in Kathmandu. Special Information: Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm today 

  • Day 3: TRANSFER TO RAMECHHAP

    TRANSFER TO RAMECHHAP Trek briefing in the morning and last-minute shopping. You can shop for any trekking items required here in Kathmandu. After lunch at 1 pm, we leave the hotel and drive a winding road to Ramechhap. You will arrive in Ramechhap at approximately 6 pm, get settled in a Safari tent, and get ready for an early flight tomorrow.

  • Day 4: FLY TO LUKLA

    FLY TO LUKLA We rise early for a morning transfer to the airport to fly to Lukla (2880m). This 45-minute flight provides a magnificent entry to the trek. It highlights the snowline of the Himalayan range in the north, and you get to experience the rugged landing at Lukla airport which is said to be one of the most spectacular flights in the world. Upon arrival, you will meet your guide and trekking staff. As we are already above 2500 metres in altitude, we will spend the night in Lukla to get better acclimatised. We will spend the day hiking in different areas of Lukla.

  • Day 5: TREK TO CHUTANGA (3050M)

    TREK TO CHUTANGA (3050M) As this is our first day of trekking, we will be doing half a day's hike today. This helps us acclimate and get a feel of the trail and the surrounding landscapes. We start the day by hiking eastwards, crossing several hamlets and wood yards until we reach a thick forest of silver fir, birch, pines, and rhododendrons. A short hike from here brings us to Nau Lekh, also known as Kalo Himal Ridge. We will cross many small streams and villages to arrive at Chutanga, a summer pasture. Upon arrival, we check into the lodge and have lunch. The rest of the day is free to explore the surroundings of Chutanga.

  • Day 6: CHUTANGA TO KHARKITANG (3200M)

    CHUTANGA TO KHARKITANG (3200M) The hike today, though short, is mostly uphill. As we slowly gain altitude, the vegetation changes and we start to get better views of the Himalayas. We cross through several forested areas and a few small villages to arrive at our lodge at Kharkitang. Upon arrival, we check into the lodge. The rest of the day is free to rest and relax or go for a short hike nearby.

  • Day 7: TREK TO CHETRABUK (3800M) VIA ZATRWA-LA PASS (4600M)

    TREK TO CHETRABUK (3800M) VIA ZATRWA-LA PASS (4600M) We begin today’s trek on a steep, narrow trail that passes through rhododendron and bamboo forests. We continue crossing the Kalo Himal Ridge in the Nau Lekh range, which separates the Khumbu from the Hinku Valley. A steep uphill climb brings us to a cairned notch in the ridge with a collection of Buddhist prayer flags at 4450m. This small pass is called the Zatrwa La. From here, the path traverses across a boulder slope, around a corner, and climbs again to the Zatrwa La at 4600m. From the pass, we slowly head towards our lodge at Chetrabuk, a mostly downhill hike that takes about an hour to an hour and a half.

  • Day 8: CHETRABUK TO KHOTE (3550M)

    CHETRABUK TO KHOTE (3550M) The route contours around the main Hinku Valley, then descends steeply through the different climate zones; from montane grassland, through juniper and rhododendron thickets to hemlock and silver fir forests. We will have amazing mountain views as we continue north up the Hinku Valley. The trail gently climbs along the west bank of the Hinku River. Spectacular mountains, such as KusumKangari to the west and Mera Peak to the east, will be in view throughout the morning. In the afternoon we continue descending through the atmospheric Mojang Forest and drop into the main Hinku Valley to our camp in the small settlement of Kote (3550m).

  • Day 9: KHOTE TO TANGNAG (4300 M)

    KHOTE TO TANGNAG (4300 M) We follow the rocky riverbed upstream, a reminder of the destruction caused by the glacial lake bursting, to join the main Mera trail. Walking further through meadows dotted with dwarf junipers, we reach the village of Tangnag, where we camp (4300m). We are now in a deep valley created by the towering walls of KusumKanguru and the western peak of Mera.

  • Day 10: ACCLIMATISATION DAY IN TANGNAG

    ACCLIMATISATION DAY IN TANGNAG We spend the day acclimatising to the altitude. There will be a morning walk to the top of a ridge south of Tangnag. We walk to approx. 5000m and have great views of Kusum Kanguru, Chamlang and the Mera La. We return to camp for lunch, and in the afternoon there will be a gear check and compulsory abseil training. Your leader will also demonstrate how a PAC bag is used.

  • Day 11: TANGNAG TO KHARE (5045M)

    TANGNAG TO KHARE (5045M) We follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines and to the snout of the HinkuNup and Shar Glaciers and then continues more steeply to our camping spot at Khare. The camping experience at Khare is something to cherish throughout your life. It is a pleasure to view the beautiful North Face of Mera Peak from our campsite at Khare. Many of the porters will return to the more hospitable climate of Tangnag and await our return from the peak.

  • Day 12: ACCLIMATISATION AND TRAINING AT KHARE

    ACCLIMATISATION AND TRAINING AT KHARE Here we use the moraine and scree slopes of the base of the Mera Glacier to familiarise ourselves with high-altitude gear, safety practices and climbing techniques. And so we climb – towards the Mera La, our route winding its way between the crevasses on the glacier’s lower eastern flank. After half an hour, the gradient eases and we emerge onto the wide plateau that leads up to the pass.

  • Day 13: TREK TO MERA PEAK BASE CAMP (5350M)

    TREK TO MERA PEAK BASE CAMP (5350M) We now take supplies up to the Mera La (5400m) and set up our camp just below the pass on the Honku side. It is a steep route, and it takes around 2 to 3 hours to reach Base Camp. After a short rest and lunch, we start ice climbing training with our climbing guide. Inexperienced climbers will learn a lot today. The sunset from this campsite is truly spectacular with the peaks of the Honku Himal glowing red in the setting sun.

  • Day 14: CLIMB TO HIGH CAMP (5780M)

    CLIMB TO HIGH CAMP (5780M) We ascend the Mera Glacier up to a rocky outcrop to establish High Camp at 5800m. Even those who are not climbing may well come up to the Mera La, to see how things are progressing. From here it is possible to see five of the six highest mountains on earth, stretching from Kanchenjunga in the east through Makalu, Lhotse, and Everest, to Cho Oyu in the west. This afternoon there will be a final gear check and we will prepare our clothes for tomorrow. After sunset, we retire to the warmth of our sleeping bags to rest before the summit attempt tomorrow. Please note that camping space is extremely limited at high camp and occasionally three people will need to share a tent. A dining tent will not be erected and meals will be served in your tent.

  • Day 15: SUMMIT AND BACK TO KHARE

    SUMMIT AND BACK TO KHARE It’s an extremely long day, as we have a very cold, early start at around 2 – 2:30 am. We will set off roped up in teams. You will need to carry your ice axe and wear crampons as we ascend the wide, open glacier, avoiding the few crevasses. The terrain here is not very steep but the going is very slow due to the altitude. As dawn approaches the trail starts to ascend steeply to the east of the left-hand ridge, before swinging right on easier ground to approach the summit. As we approach the summit we will rest at a col whilst the sherpas fix a safety rope to the bottom of the last part of the summit climb. The last 50m to the summit is the steepest part of the climb. We will need the jammer for this last section, which is steep and makes the climb more challenging. The sherpas will fix the rope accordingly and help you up this section. (Please note crevasses here change from year to year and routes do change slightly each year). Once at the top, the views from the sun rising over Kanchenjunga in the east, past Makalu to the plumed Everest Himal in the centre, and Cho Oyu further west, make every painful step well worthwhile. Descending this steep section will involve abseiling from the summit and we will use the fixed rope back to the col. From here the descent is usually quicker, although we will still be roped as care must be taken because of crevasses. We descend back down to our base camp and further down to Khare. After a long but rewarding day, returning to a lower altitude (5000m) means that we should all sleep soundly.

  • Day 16: WALK BACK TO KHOTE

    WALK BACK TO KHOTE Today we enjoy a beautiful walk as we retrace our steps down the valley to Khote, and our first beer (chilled, of course) after the exertions of yesterday.

  • Day 17: KHOTE TO CHATRABUK

    KHOTE TO CHATRABUK It is an uphill trek today through lush rhododendron forests on the west side of the Hinku Valley to ThuliKharka. Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal and on our journey we get to admire beautiful hills dotted with rhododendrons. After reaching Chatrabuk, we enjoy remarkable views of Mera North, Mera Central and South face.

  • Day 18: CHATRABUK TO LUKLA

    CHATRABUK TO LUKLA Today we spend our day trekking back to our starting point of Lukla.

  • Day 19: FLY FROM LUKLA TO RAMECHHAP

    FLY FROM LUKLA TO RAMECHHAP We fly to Ramechhap in the morning and transfer back to our hotel in Kathmandu for the evening.

  • Day 20: EXPLORING KATHMANDU

    EXPLORING KATHMANDU Today is a free day in Kathmandu to explore at your leisure.

  • Day 21: FLY BACK HOME

    FLY BACK HOME This marks the end of our Nepali adventure...alternatively, you could continue your adventure with a 3-day add-on to Chitwan National Park!

  • Day 1

    Flight
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  • Day 2

    3* Hotel – Twin room
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  • Day 3

    Safari Tents – Twin room
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  • Day 4

    Lodges – Twin room
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  • Day 5

    Lodges – Twin room
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  • Day 6

    Lodges – Twin room
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  • Day 7

    Lodges – Twin room
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  • Day 8

    Lodges – Twin room
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  • Day 9

    Lodges – Twin room
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  • Day 10

    Lodges – Twin room
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  • Day 11

    Lodges – Twin room
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  • Day 12

    Camping
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  • Day 13

    Camping
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  • Day 14

    Lodges – Twin room
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  • Day 15

    Lodges – Twin room
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  • Day 16

    Lodges – Twin room
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  • Day 17

    Lodges – Twin room
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  • Day 18

    Lodges – Twin room
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  • Day 19

    3* Hotel – Twin room
    Included Breakfast Not Included Lunch Not Included Dinner
  • Day 20

    3* Hotel – Twin room
    Included Breakfast Not Included Lunch Not Included Dinner
  • Day 21

    Flight
    Included Breakfast Not Included Lunch Not Included Dinner

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Mera Peak Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I get my visa in Nepal?

    You can apply online but we recommend getting it at the airport on arrival in Nepal.

  • Do I need any vaccinations to enter Nepal?

    We aren’t certified to give medical advice so always recommend you consult your doctor or a travel doctor, as they will know which vaccinations you have had already and any additional ones necessary for your trip. You can also take a look here for travel vaccination information and advice on bringing medication into the country.

  • What currency should I take with me?

    You can pay for some things with major currencies like USD, EUR or GBP, but for day-to-day spending, you should always carry the local currency (Nepalese Rupee)

  • Can I drink the water?

    You can buy bottled water along the way or you can pay for filtered/boiled water as you go. You can also bring along water purification tablets or a bottle with a filter option in it. It’s worth being cautious as the last thing you want is to get ill on the trip.

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