Mera Peak

Nepal

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Duration: 23 Days


Inclusions

Training Weekend Accommodation Park Fees Meals International Internal Intl Guide Doctor Transfers

Deposit: $399.00

Total incl. Deposit: $6,014.00


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Overview

We are the only company in the world who send an international guide and doctor on all Mera Peak (6,476m) expeditions while keeping group sizes sustainably small. Established in 2007, we offer high altitude trekking and mountaineering in some of the most breath-taking locations around the world.

Trekking Mera Peak

Mera Peak (6,476m) is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. This mountain sits on the edge of Khumbu region which is steeped in mountaineering history. 

We like to take the less travelled route to Mera Peak Base Camp. After an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, we head south to the remote region of the Hinku Valley. We trek through Pangkongma and Nashing Dingma villages getting to enjoy the sites and sounds of traditional Nepalese life. This route brings us around, rather than over the Zatrwa La Pass (4,630m). We have planned this route to ensure that the team is properly acclimatised before our summit attempt. We spend 11 days trekking to Base Camp, visiting ancient monasteries along the way and allowing for two rest and acclimatisation days.

Once we arrive at Mera Peak it is a technically straightforward mountain to climb. The main challenges being proper acclimatisation and weather. Our itinerary includes spare summit days to facilitate these adverse conditions. Poor snow conditions can make the summit day very challenging but the view from the summit is one of the best in all the Himalayas. On a clear day we will be able to see hundreds of huge peaks; including five of the world’s six highest peaks, Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho You (8,201m), Makalu (8,481m) and Kangchenjunga (8,586m).

Mera Peak is ideal for those with a good level of fitness and a keen sense of adventure! Previous experience on mountains above 5,000m is essential. Treks like Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, or Everest Base Camp are ideal experiences for this.

You can read more about Mera Peak in our blog here.

Mera Peak Expedition Costs & What’s Included

The total cost of trekking Mera Peak is highlighted above. You are required to pay a 399.00 deposit. You can pay the remaining balance by instalments or in full. All fees must be paid two months prior to departure.

Your fees include the following;

  • International flights from Dublin to Kathmandu return (Economy Class) (UK flights not included)
  • Internal flights in Nepal
  • Experienced Irish/UK expedition leader
  • Experienced Irish/UK expedition doctor
  • Training Weekend
  • Local English speaking guides, cooks and support team
  • All accommodation based on twin sharing in hotels in Kathmandu, tea houses on the trail and camping at higher altitudes.
  • All meals and drinking water except in Kathmandu where accommodation is based on B&B
  • A celebratory dinner
  • All transport throughout the expedition
  • All group gear consisting of first aid kits, mountaineering equipment, cooking equipment etc

 

Flying from the UK? 

You are more than welcome to join us from the UK. If so, you can select the ‘exclude flights’ option on the checkout. You can then book your own international flights to Kathmandu.

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Do you fancy having more information on this expedition? We have lots of extra insight into our Mera Peak trips here.

Itinerary


Depart Dublin for Kathmandu. Overnight flight.

Depart Plane

Arrive in Kathmandu. Overnight hotel.

Hotel

Fly to Lukla and trek to Poyan. Altitude 2,730m.

Plane Trek Lunch Dinner Tea House

We start the day descending and arrive to Kharte by lunch. In the afternoon we ascend to Panggom. Altitude 2,846m.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

We begin with an hour long ascent to reach the Narkung La pass (3,180m) which offers our first views of Mera Peak, if the weather is clear. We trek along the Hinku Hola river to Najingdingma. Altitude 2,600m.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

We ascend a steep path to reach the tree covered ridge line above the village and follow it all the way to Chalemkharka. The views from the ridge of the surrounding landscape are fantastic. Altitude 3,600m.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

A rest day in Chalemkharka.

Trek Relax Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

Most of the day is spent climbing to the Kongke Luchho La pass where we get views of Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Makalu (8,485m) and Cho Oyu (8,188m) the world’s 3rd, 5th & 6th highest mountains before descending to Kholakharka. Altitude 4,200m.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

From Kholakharka we ascend for almost an hour before descending all the way to the Hinku Khola river and our tea house in Khote. Altitude 3,582m.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

We follow the Hinku Khola river to Tangnag. Altitude 4,279m.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

From Tangnag the trail follows a large lateral moraine before a final sharp ascent to Khare. Altitude 4,900m.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

A rest day in Khare.

Trek Relax Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

After a relaxed morning in Khare, we take the short hike to Base Camp. Overnight camp. Altitude 5,200m.

Trek Camping Relax Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We trek from Base Camp to High Camp, mostly on snow. Overnight camp. Altitude 5,800m.

Trek Camping Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We climb Mera Peak, the highest trekking peak in Nepal! Altitude 6,476m. Descend to Khare.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

Spare days to allow for bad weather. In the event that we summit Mera Peak on Day 15 we will begin the descent back to Lukla on Day 16.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

Spare days to allow for bad weather. In the event that we summit Mera Peak on Day 15 we will begin the descent back to Lukla on Day 16.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

We retrace our steps all the way back to the oxygen rich air in Kothe. Overnight tea house. Altitude 3,582m.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

From Kothe we descend along the Hinku Khola river, before ascending to reach Thuli Kharka. Altitude 4,300m.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

From Thuli Kharla we climb steadily to reach the Zatrwa La Pass (4,600m) before descending to Lukla. Altitude 2,850m.

Trek Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea House

We fly back to Kathmandu in the morning. Enjoy a special celebratory meal in the evening. Overnight hotel.

Plane Relax Breakfast Dinner Hotel

Free day to explore Kathmandu before departure. 

Depart Plane Relax Breakfast

Arrive back in Dublin in the morning. Expedition ends.

Arrive

Facts

Mera Peak was first climbed in 1953 by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing.

The mountainous north of Nepal is home to eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest. It is also home to more than 240 peaks over 6,000 metres above sea level.

Nepal is a small landlocked country located high in the Himalayas in between its two powerhouse neighbours India and China. Nepal is a hub for adventure tourism due to its pristine natural resources but despite being visited by hundreds of thousands each year it is still one of the poorest countries in the world.

Napalese people don’t usually greet each other by a shake of hands or hug. They hold both of their palms, bow down and say ‘Namaste’. Mythically this means that they salute the God living inside the soul.

Many say that the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is an adventure in itself. The scenic journey sees you swoop through beautiful valleys alongside Everest before landing on the short runway.

Best time to trek to Mera Peak?

We attempt to summit Mera Peak in Spring. Temperatures on the expedition may vary from 0 to 30 degrees during the day and -30 to 10 degrees at night. It’s best to be prepared for lower temperatures due to wind chill or the weather turning bad. Usually the days are hot and the nights are cold. You should be ready for inclement weather at all times as the weather can change rather quickly at high altitude. 

What do you need to trek Mera Peak?

We have an extensive packing list on what you should bring with you when trekking Mera Peak. You can view this packing list here.

How to prepare to trek Mera Peak

We have classified Mera Peak as a level 7 expedition, for more information about our levels system click here. Mera Peak (6,476m) is extremely tough. Classified as a trekking peak, it involves no technical mountaineering however it is far from easy. The complexities of proper acclimatisation, high winds, extreme cold and a long summit day make Mera Peak a formidable challenge. Although it is not essential, we recommend that all participants should have previous experience at high altitude (>5000m). Participants should have a high level of fitness. We recommend that you read our detailed document on Mera Peak before signing up. You can read this document here.

 

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Earth's Edge is a certified B-Corp. In fact, we are the highest scoring B-Corp in Ireland. We are passionate about sustainable travel, bettering the lives of the people connected with the company and minimising our environmental impact.

Tree PlantingTree Planting

We plant three native trees for each person that travels with us. If you would like to plant more, please contact info@earths-edge.com . Each extra tree costs €1. If you would like to learn more about our tree planting click here.

 

 

 

Available Dates

12 October 2022 - 3 November 2022


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14 October 2023 - 5 November 2023


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Deposit: $399.00

Total incl. Deposit: $6,014.00


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Having never been to altitude previously I couldn’t compliment our leader James, or Earth’s Edge enough. His advice from day one together with the training I had done was instrumental in my journey to the summit of Mera Peak. To James, Barry and the support…

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