Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Namaste and welcome to Nepal!
Our staff will be waiting for you outside the airport on your arrival. He will warmly receive you at the airport, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), and transfer you to the hotel in private vehicle.
On this day, you will meet your trek guide who will accompany you throughout the tenure of trek i.e. 14 days at least. He will suggest you with all the essential things to bring for your much-expected adventure.
Depending upon your arrival schedule in Kathmandu, you will also have some time to explore around Thamel. It (Thamel) is the prominent touristic spot of the country. They say Nepal visit unless you stroll around streets of Thamel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing/Climbing Preparation
It is an interesting day as we will lead you to four key UNESCO listed cultural sites of this city—Kathmandu. We will provide you a certified professional city tour guide and a vehicle to make your city tour informative. You will be visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati, Bouddhanath and Swoyambhunath.
By late noon, you will be in Thamel where we will once again discuss upcoming adventure, climbing.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2,800m)/Trek to Chutang (3,020m)
As they say, the journey to the destination is beautiful than reaching the destination. And yes, they are right. The journey to Mera Peak is not less exciting than getting at the top of the peak and the thrill exactly begins when you get in the plane for Lukla.
This is going to be and probably the best flight experience of your lifetime. It is not only because you get heart capturing view of Himalayas but the chill of excitement that runs through your spine when the plane flies amid hills. Thrilling, truly thrilling!
Once we arrive in Lukla, the guide will arrange porter and by the time you can give a quick glance of Lukla airstrip—Tenzing-Hillary Airport—one of the best airports in the world. It was built by Sir Edmund Hillary who along with Tenzing Norgay Sherpa scaled the tallest tower of the globe—Mt. Everest, 8,848m—in 1953.
Once everything is done, we proceed toward Chutang. It is a pleasant walk through the woods of rhododendron and magnolia. We arrive at Nangbu. The scenic beauty on the background will melt your heart. Finally, we reach Chutang.
Day 04: Trek to Chatrabuk (4,320m)
The most part of the course today is uphill. The trail lacks teahouses so we carry pack lunch for today. The exciting part of today’s trek is that you will cross Zatrwa La Pass which is at an altitude of 4,610m. The pass separates Hinku and Khumbu Valley. A couple of hours of descending walk from here will bring us in Chatrabuk.
Day 05: Trek to Kothe 3580m
Do you know you will get the first glimpse of Mera Peak today? Isn’t it exciting? But prior to getting the first view of this majestic tower, Mera Peak, we need to cross a few passes. Most of today’s trek is downhill full of zig-zags. We will also ascend at some places before getting in Kothe.
Day 06: Trek to Thangnak (4,358m)
Every day we are getting closer to our destination and with this, we also pass through a tough trail. The hike today will reveal the beauty of Kusum Kanguru (6,367m). A further couple of hours walk will lead us to Thangnak.
Day 07: Acclimatization Day
Acclimatization is essential and compulsory while trekking on the Himalayas. It is because a rest day on mountains will help your body to adjust with increasing elevation. Negligence in this part could result in altitude sickness which will not only ruin your entire trip but also risk your life.
You will be roaming around the local area today and the unique culture and traditions of this part of the world will be a major attraction for you.
Day 08: Trek to Khare (5,045m)
It is a pleasant walk today with the mesmerizing view of Mera, Kusum Kanguru and Kyashar (6,769m). Khare is the last human settlement before Mera Peak Base Camp.
Day 09: Acclimatization
It another rest day today because we are at an altitude of over 5,000m and this is something we suggest strongly to our guest/s. Short hikes around the area will help your body to adjust with gaining elevation. It is also a kind a part of climbing preparation.
Day 10: Trek to Mera Peak Base Camp (5,415m)
Despite being ascended walk, the climb today will be easy. We reach Mera La Pass which is at an altitude of 5,415m. A further walk will lead us to Mera Peak Base Camp where you will see many makeshifts/tents and those are arranged by different groups who will be scaling summit soon.
Day 11: Trek to High Camp (5,800m)
Ah! What a beautiful day! The trail today is fascinating despite uphill climb. The spectacular views of Mt. Makalu (8463m), Lhotse (8414m), Cho Oyu (8,188m), Nuptse (7861m), Baruntse (7129m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and Kangtega (6782m) will deliver a feeling of ecstasy.
The climbing guide will brief you about tomorrow’s climb and will recheck all essential gears, equipment, and other things. The starry night that you witness tonight will be another beautiful moment to treasure for life.
Day 12: Summit to Mera Peak (6,476m)/Back to Khare (5,000m)
Climbing is an early morning affair because so we will start our climbing at around 3 am. We will be walking slowly and cautiously to reach a peak of Mera. The view of mountains with the rising sun is simply glorious. The top of the peak will reveal the beauty of several mountains—Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Kanchenjunga.
What a day for the achievers like you! Could you express this feeling of achievement verbally? Obviously, not because some feelings are just to experience. After spending some time on the peak, we get back to Khare.
Day 13: Reserve day for climbing
For contingency purpose, we keep a day in spare while on the adventure like climbing because bad weather can refrain you from scaling the peak. So, it is most.
Day 14: Trek to Kothe
Retracing the path that we followed a few days back, we get back to Kothe. The only difference this time is that you will be following the downhill course😊
Day 15: Trek to Chatrabuk
Passing Thuli Kharka and Zatrwa La pass, we proceed toward to Chatrabuk.
Day 16: Trek to Lukla
Well, our trek ends today as we arrive in this town of Lukla. You will have ample time to roam around this beautiful town. We will enjoy the night with local wine which is quite popular here. Cheers!
Day 17: Flight to Kathmandu
We will try to catch the first flight to Kathmandu and this will get us in the capital by 8 am. From the airport, we will escort you to the hotel. You will have ample time to roam around Kathmandu.
In the evening we, Northern Trekking team, will offer you dinner. We want you to share your experience along with feedback on the trip so that we can improve ourselves.
Day 18: Flight to your Destination
Here ends your Mera Peak Climbing and with it, your Nepal stays as well. We will drop you in TIA three hours prior to scheduled flight. See you next season for