Mera Peak has a rich history that is celebrated in today’s date as well. There are several routes which one can take to summit this peak. On 20th May 1953, Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing climbed Mera Peak. For this ascend, they took the central route which is regarded as a climbing suited for experienced climbers.
Jimmy Roberts's full name was James Owen Merion Roberts and he was a decorated British Army officer. He is widely known as “ the grandfather of trekking”. On the other hand, Sen Tenzing was also a diligent and brave Sherpa guide. They are the pioneers who have inspired numerous adventurers to summit Mera Peak.
The routes start from Kathmandu, Lukla, hikes to Chutanga, Zatrwa La, Kotem Thangnak, and Khare. In Khare, the day will be completely set for training purposes. Information about the altitudes and necessary matters will be discussed. The training is set to make the group acclimatize to the increased heights.
Next, the hike will continue from Khare to High camp leading to the summit on Mera Peak. The groups will be led by a trained Sherpa guide all along the way who will help and inform about the routes to the groups.
After the summit, we will descend to Khare, Kote, Zartwa La, and lastly to Lukla. From Lukla, we will take a 30 minutes flight back to Kathmandu, Nepal. The groups will have the day as planned on the itinerary.
The expedition is a challenging yet a rewarding one. You will get the opportunity to summit on the 6000 meters peaks of Nepal and experience the Local Sherpa culture on an elevated high ground.
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Upon Your arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal. You will be welcomed by our representative. We will transfer you to the hotel. In the evening we will be giving you a briefing about the trip program.
We will be taking an early flight to Lukla. This flight gives us an aerial view of amazing landscapes of the Himalayas, hills, and high plains. Once we reach Lukla, we can already see close views of beautiful mountain peaks starting from here.
We will be starting our trek with a short-medium ascent towards Chutanga.
Hike duration: 2.5 to 3 hours hike
We will have breakfast and start our hike to Zatrwa la. The trails are steep ascent and the views are good. Crossing through the pass we descend through the rocky trail to reach Zatrwa la. We can see beautiful valleys with settlements and vegetation along the trail.
Hike duration: 7-8 hours.
The trail goes through narrow paths and a bamboo forest. Trekking for a while we reach Mosom Kharka where we will be having our lunch, and taking some rest.
Continuing our trek we follow through Inku river and reach Inku valley where wide views of mountains can be seen. Gradually we reach a riverside village known as Kote.
Hike duration: 7-8 hours.
Our trail follows alongside Inku river. We can find a few tea shops in the middle of the trail, where we will take rest for a while.
Continuing our trek, we reach Thangnak at around 1-2 pm. This is a smooth and easy trek day. We will freshen up and take a rest for a while at the hotel, then go hiking around the valley.
Hike duration: 4.5 hours
After breakfast, the trek starts with a medium ascent, views of lakes can be seen during the trek. Our trails will include steep moraine, from dig glacier to dig Kharka. We can see yaks, mountain goats, and beautiful wild habitats. There will be a steep uphill climb up to Khare where we will be spending the night. Khare is also known as the base camp of Mera peak. Accommodation facilities are new around here.
We will be having our lunch here, and in the afternoon we will go for a hike in the nearby hill for acclimatization.
Hike duration: 4.5 hours.
As we are climbing above 6000 m altitude, it is a must for our body to adapt to the high altitude environment. This day will be used as a rest day and practice climbing with proper knowledge of gears on this day. This is very crucial as it will prepare our body both physically, mentally, and decrease the risk of altitude sickness.
Training: How to use and practice ropes, crampons, jumar, harness.
We will start to climb early today. The trails are covered in snow. We steep climb slowly and carefully through rocky tracks. The weather can be cold, but not too harsh. Few sections of the trail can be technical, your guide will give you instructions to help you cross the area safely and in a careful manner.
We gradually cross Mera-la and reach High camp. You can get amazing views of Everest, Nuptse, and other peaks. The light illuminating the peaks at the golden hour is one of the most beautiful views in the world from up there. While you enjoy the view our team will manage accommodation, food, waste management at the campsite.
We will be accommodating in a tent, and everything from washroom, sleeping tent and food are pre-arranged.
Climbing duration: 3-4 hours.
Early morning, we start at 4 am to summit Mera peak. It takes us approximately 4 hours to reach the summit. The first ray of sunlight and the light that reflects from the mountains and peaks are the most beautiful view one can get in their lifetime. Clear-up close views of some of the grandest mountains in the world such as Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and more can be seen.
After spending some time at the summit, we descend back to high camp. And continue walking up to Khare.
Hike duration: 8-10 hours.
From Kote, we will leave for Zatrwa La. This trek will involve mostly downhill and a few uphill trails.
Hike duration: 7-8 hours
Crossing the Zatrwa-la pass, our destination for today is Lukla. This is also our last day of the trek.
Standing at the Zatrwa La pass gives its visitors an amazing view of the landscape we hiked before. Trekking through Chutanga we reach Lukla.
Hike duration: 8-9 hours
We take an early flight from Lukla to reach Kathmandu.
Our representative will transfer you from the airport to the hotel. You will have some free time this day.
Our representative will accompany you to the airport guiding you with the necessary documents, and information. And we bid you goodbye until your next visit to Nepal.
Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft).
This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.