Day by Day Itinerary
|2||Lukla then Paiya||3450m|
|3||Trek to Pangkom||3478m|
|4||Trek to Ningbo||3672m|
|5||Trek to Bamboo camp||3542m|
|9||Trek to Khare||5184m|
|11||Trek to Mera La||5554m|
|13||Mera High camp||5800m|
|19||Fly to Kathmandu|
Operates September to May
For Dec - Feb departures add an extra day
Climb Mera Peak
- Summit the highest trekking peak in Nepal
- Offers amazing views across the Nepal Himalaya
- All of our Mera Peak climbs are led by one of our Everest summiteers
- Fascinating approach trek through villages along the Arun Valley
- Combined lodge and tent based expedition
The Mera Peak expedition starts with a beautiful trek up the relatively quiet Arun Valley and ends with you reaching the summit of Nepal’s highest trekking Peak. From here the views are really breath-taking: all the Himalayan giants,- Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam - can be seen and having trekked in the dark you can watch the sun rise across the tops of these mountains in a spectacular show.
You start the approach to climb Mera Peak by flying from Kathmandu to Lukla with great views all the way and the hair-raising landing at Lukla's mountain-side runway. Make sure to grab a seat on the left hand side of the plane for this flight.
You will meet the rest of your crew in Lukla and once all the bags have been checked you start off, heading south initially passing through the villages of Paiya and Pangom. This routes avoids traversing the Zatwa La pass which often causes problems with altitude sickness as it takes you to over 4000m
These first few days of the trek are very quiet:: you are trekking through traditional farming villages and we can obtain fresh produce for meals along the way. From Sibuje the route turns north towards Mera Peak through pristine bamboo and rhododendron forest and then on up the Arun valley to Khare where you will spend a day to acclimatise.
The push to the summit of Mera Peak starts with the climb up and over the glacier to Mera La. From there you climb higher to the spectacular Mera High camp, perched precariously on a rocky outcrop just beside the glacier. You will arrive in time to see the sunset here with the mountains turning orange then red as the light fades.
The summit day on the Mera Peak climb is a tough grind up the glacier, followed by a short sharp scramble up an ice-wall to the summit of Mera Peak itself. Your guide will lay a fixed rope here for your safety.
Enjoy your achievement and the views from Mera Peak for as long as the cold allows before you descend back to Khare for the night. From here you will trek back down the Arun valley, finally crossing Zatwa La, now fully acclimatised. Once over the pass you drop back into Lukla and can celebrate having climbed Mera Peak, the highest trekking peak in Nepal.
After summiting you descend back to Khare for the night before tracking back down the Arun valley now with the steep face of Mera Peak on your left. Finally you head over the Zatwa pass now fully acclimatised and drop back into Lukla having climbed Mera Peak the highest trekking peak in Nepal.
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