Mera Peak is one of the most climbed peak in Nepal and you can trek to its summit without any climbing gear. This journey leads us through remote but culturally-rich village and amusing dense forests. We can also see five of the six highest mountains in the world along our trip.
A Mountain Kick representative will receive you as you land into Kathmandu and take you to your hotel.
We will take you on a guided tour to three iconic monuments in Kathmandu which are included in the Unesco’s World Heritage List. Our first stop will be the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest and holiest shrines in the world of Hindu god Shiva.
We visit another World Heritage Site of Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the country. It is believed that the Stupa is a tomb of an incarnation of Lord Buddha.
We then drive to Bhaktapur to visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The square is a former royal courtyard where there are several ancient temples and monuments to visit. The place is rich in culture and preserves the traditional way of living.
Next day we will have an exciting flight into the town of lukla in the Khumbu Valley which is also the entrance way to the Everest region. After our breakfast we will trek south away from Everest toward Chutok which is at least around 3 hours trek.
Entering through the rhododendron forest and passing through a small monastery we will head toward Pangkongma La. Passing through the Hinku Khola River we climb up toward our campsite area at Nashing Dingma. All in all, it takes about six hours.
Hiking for five hours through beautiful green fields we will be heading toward our next destination. We then move into the rocky path and climb up on rocky stairs finally reaching Kurke.
We have to walk on snow and climb snow-capped hills with mist covering all the landscape and cold giving us a challenge toward Thuli Kharka. The journey takes six hours.
We will move toward Khote. Walking up the hill for few minutes, we get to see the amazing sight of Panch Pokhari. From here around the Hinku Valley, we follow the rocky path downhill,head toward the forest, cross a small wooden bridge and half an hour later we reach Khote.
After a good night’s sleep, we trek to Tangnag. For the first hour,we walk through giant mountains and follow the river that leads us to Himalayan pastures where yaks graze in summer.We will camp here.
Due to the change in temperature and altitude, we need a day’s rest for acclimatization. We can spend the day looking at the rocky landscape, the distant mountains and the grasslands.
Now after a day rest we will move to Kharke. We will pass through Dig Kharka village and then come lakes and glaciers which are difficult to tread upon but beautiful nonetheless. As we reach Khare we can see the Mera Peak rising right out of the valley.
Just outside Kharke town, we can get a chance to see the glaciated mountain Mera and the glacier that rolls off the mountain. The trek along with the climb of Mera Peak holds some of the world’s most spectacular views of mountains and valleys.
We will climb up the Mera La (5,800meters). In order to climb up the glacier mountain you will need to pace yourself and make sure your foot placement is correct. As there is chance of rock fall so wearing helmets and crampons are necessary. After ascending to Mera High Camp we can see a proper view of Everest, Makalu, Nuptse and Lhotse.
The summit of Mera Peak takes us about six hours. The central summit appears above the wide glaciers, flanked by two ridges. Mera has three summits, the short steep snow slope is easily climbed, but the last one requires a lot of effort.After enjoying amazing views from the top, we take a rest for one hour and head back to Khare. It takes four hours to get back.
Due to the change in altitude and a long and tiresome journey we take a day off for rest, as our journey back is also quite long. The spare day also helps if we get a bad weather day.
Moving toward Khote through green pasture, we come across rocky mountains where we have to watch out for rock fall on our way through. It takes around six hours to complete our journey.
We have to walk down the same path we arrived and reach Thuli Kharka, the same place we were at 10 days earlier.
It is an easy trek to Lukla, the place where it all started. Your trek ends here and Lukla is famous for hosting your end-of-journey party. You will not have to walk anymore.
After a half hour flight to Kathmandu, the noise of the city will remind you of the tranquillity of the Himalayas.
After 18 days, you have a day scheduled for absolutely nothing so spend it as you like it. But before you leave, we have a farewell dinner to officially end your vacation. It is your last night in Nepal.
We will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be gone with recollections of your Himalayan journey to keep you busy throughout the flight.
In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 50.Also note that single rooms is easily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
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