Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft)
Welcome to Nepal! The crewmember of our trekking agency receives you at the Kathmandu Airport. Then, he or she transfers you to the hotel booked for you accommodation.
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast, the tour guide of our agency takes you around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. You will be visiting Swayambhunath Stupa (the Monkey Temple), Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath. You can learn about the history and architectural beauties of these cultural and religious sites. In the evening, the agency invites you for the farewell dinner at a cultural restro somewhere around Thamel.
Day 03 : Fly to Lukla (2,850m/9,350ft) and Trek to Chutok (2,730m/8,957ft) -6 Hours
After having breakfast, you catch a morning flight to Lukla (Tenzing Hillary Airport). During the flight, you enjoy the wonderful scenery of the lush valleys, amazing landscapes and high altitude villages. Similarly, the snowcapped peaks of the Eastern Great Himalayas including the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest welcome you there!
From Lukla, you follow the route other than the traditional one leading to Everest Base Camp trek. The trail goes along the magnolia and rhododendron forests of Sagarmatha National Park. On the way to Chutok (also Chutanga), you have to cross some old bridges and a village called Nangbu. Enjoying the snowy peaks on the backdrop, you finally reach the destination. Visit the village to learn more about their lifestyle, culture and tradition.
Day 04 : Trek to Panggom (2,846m/9,396ft) -6 Hours
The trail today descends for the first few hours along a small bridge. You should be quite careful as the track is slippery until you go across Kari La Pass (3,145m). Following the narrow trail penetrating through the rhododendron and bamboo forests, you walk along the Dudh Koshi Valley. The beauty of the valley makes your journey to Panggom quite memorable and joyous. The people of this Himalayan village depend upon agriculture and trading the herbal products.
Day 05 : Trek to Ningsow (2,863m/9,393ft) -5 Hours
Before you begin the journey, you have your breakfast. Then, you move towards another stopover during Mera Peak climbing. By crossing the Panggom La Pass (3,176m), you walk out of Panggom. Moving through the steady path, you turn northwards from here and then walk across the Peseng Kharka Khola. Leaving the Peeng Kharka Khola and the Ningsow Khola behind, you enter into Ningsow for the night rest.
Day 06 : Trek to Chhetra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft) -8 Hours
After having breakfast, you start the trip by following the steep rugged trail up to Ramailo Danda. From the top of this hillock, you can have the astounding vistas of Mera Peak and Salpa Peak (4,153m). Moving ahead alongside the uphill and downhill path, you enter into the Makalu Barun National Park. The trail through Makalu Barun National Park up to Chhetra Khola is called the Pasang Lhamu trekking trail. You might have a glimpse of red pandas if the day proves to be lucky one!
Day 07 : Trek to Kothe (3,691m/12,110ft) -7 Hours
Beginning your voyage after breakfast, you move towards the main trekking tail of Mera Peak climbing. You then, go past the Majang Khola and get in touch with the trail that goes along the Hinku Khola. Walking along the rocky track, you reach Tashing Ongma, a village having seasonal teashops. The trip continues ahead until you reach Kothe by crossing the bridge over the Sanu Khola.
Day 08 : Trek to Thaknak (4,358m/14,298ft) -4 Hours
Today’s trekking is comparatively easy one although you have got to climb approximately 6oo metres high up. Walking along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak, the trail leads you through some temporary yak herders’ sheds. Enjoying the fascinating view of Kusum Kangru (6,367m) and other snowcapped peaks, you go across a 200-hundred year old gompa. On the gompa, you can find the information about Mera Peak climbing route and elevation. In the end, you reach Thaknak for the night station.
Day 09 : Trek to Khare (5,045m/16,552ft) -3 Hours
You proceed your journey by enjoying the alluring outlooks of Mera Peak, Kusum Kangru and Kyashar Peak (6,769m). Walking closer to Khare, you can see the colourful tent camps set by various expedition teams and the lodges. The cloudy atmosphere adds up to the attraction of this place. Khare is the last human settlement area before Mera Peak Base Camp. You can either set your own tent camp or stay at a lodge by enjoying the typical food items.
Day 10 : Acclimatization Day
Khare acclimatization day is designed for the well preparation for flawlessly doing the summit of Mera Peak. The trekking guide trains you to use different climbing peaks and gives you some techniques to win over this expedition. You can also get the better knowledge about climbing with the help of the rope.
Day 11 : Trek to Mera Peak Base Camp (5,350m/5,350ft) -4 Hours
Following the rocky trail on the mountain, you move towards Mera Base Camp. The trail is covered with the snow, so, you need to be careful while ascending. You may have to use crampons and ice axes to cover the icy trail as well. And sometimes, you may have to use rope to reach the destination. After climbing for about 4 hours, you reach the base camp of Mera Peak. The crewmembers set up the tent for the night rest.
Day 12 : Trek to Mera Peak High Camp (5,780m/18,963ft) -4 Hours
After taking breakfast at the tented camp, you move further by crossing Mera La Pass (5,415m). Today’s journey is one of the shortest although you have to ascend the steep trail. Once you reach High Camp, you can have the best panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Baruntse and Chamlang.
Day 13 : Hike to Mera Peak Summit (6,461m/20,305ft) and Trek to Khare -9 Hours
Today is the most remarkable day of the entire Mera Peak climbing itinerary. You are going to reach the summit of Mera Central Peak. As the weather condition in the daytime may be unfavourable, you should start the hiking to the summit after midnight. Although it is dark, the head torch helps you find the right track. You have to cross some crevasses although the trekking is not much technical. Following the steep ice-covered steep trail, you reach the summit.
From the top of the peak, you can have the 360-degree panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Mt. Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu (8,463m), Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Baruntse and Chamlang. Capture the snapshots of the lifetime moment in your camera and your mind. Then, you climb down to High Camp and have your lunch. Finally, by leaving the base camp of Mera Peak, you descend towards Khare for the night rest.
Day 14 : Trek to Kothe -6 Hours
Today after breakfast, you begin the retreat trip towards Kothe by enjoying the Himalayan views and stunning landscapes. You walk past some small Himalayan Sherpa villages and monasteries on the way. The major settlement areas are Thaknak, Gondisung and Mosom Kharka that you come across.
Day 15 : Trek to Thuli Kharka (4300m/14108ft) -7 Hours
After having breakfast at Kothe, you march ahead following the banks of the Hinku Khola for some time. And then, you walk along the trail passing across the dense forests of rhododendron up to Thakthor Village. Perhaps, you have your lunch over here and continue towards Thuli Kharka for the night station.
Day 16 : Trek to Lukla -7 Hours
Today is the last day of walking from Thuli Kharka to Lukla. Therefore, you begin the journey after having breakfast. You enjoy the high altitude villages situated close to the green forests and the snowcapped peaks above them. Crossing Chhetra La Pass (4,600), you walk past Kharitang village and Chutang village. Chhetra La Pass is the highest pass of Mera Peak climbing itinerary. Walking for about 7 hours along the rocky trails going uphill and downhill, you arrive Lukla for the night station. It’s here you can celebrate the accomplishment of Mera Peak climbing that gave you lifelong memories!
Day 17 : Fly Back to Kathmandu -45 Mins
You can enjoy the sunrise view of the landscapes and snowy peaks of Everest region while having your breakfast. Then, by leaving the most popular trekking region of Nepal, you fly back to Kathmandu. While in flight, you can have the aerial vistas of the entire Everest region for the last time this season. After arriving at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. In the leisure time, go for shopping or celebrate it with your colleagues. The Choice is YOURS!
Day 18 : Airport transfer.
This is the last day of Mera Peak climbing 18 days’ itinerary. Thus, the team member of Orbit Alpine Adventure relocates you to the airport according to the flight schedule. Have a wonderful journey ahead!