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Mera Peak


Trip Introduction

Duration : 23 days
Difficulty Level : Streneous

Mera Peak (Imjatse) is officially the highest (6,476m/21,246ft ) & easiest of Nepal’s permitted trekking peaks, rises to the south of Everest and dominates the watershed between the wild and heavily wooded valleys of the Hingu andHongu Drankas is truly a part of the Khumbu Himal. J.O.M Roberts and Sen Tenzing first climbed it on 20th May 1953, by now the standards of the route through Mera La. This highest trekking peak boasts an absolutely stunning summit panorama that includes 5 of the world’s 8000m peaks: Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and Everest and other many smaller mountains.

Mera peak climb trip starts after a panoramic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla then after meeting our staffs and porters we begin the journey down Lukla towards the beautiful lower Everest region to Barun national park to Mera La which is also referred as Mera Base camp and then ascend to the summit. The climbing route takes the north face glacier in a steady rise to the summit ridge, which leads, in an exposed and exciting situation, to the top. After the mountain has been climbed, we return via the classic Everest route to Lukla and then fly to Kathmandu. The best period for climbing Mera peak are March thru May and September thru December.
 

Day Outlined itinerary
1 Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. 
2 Fly to Lukla (2880m) and trek to Payun (2,794m).
3 Trek to Pangkongma (2,850m). 
4 Nashing Dingma (2,600m)
5 Chalem Kharka (3,600m)
6 Chunbu Kharka (4,200m)
7 Rest day at Chunbu Kharka
8 Descent into the Hinku Valley, camp around 3000m
9 Thangnak (4,350m). 
10 Acclimatization day in Thangnak. 
11 Trek to Khare (5,100m). 
12 Acclimatization day in Khare. 
13 Trek to Mera La (5,415m).                                                      
14 Trek to High Camp (5,800m). 
15 Mera Peak Ascent (6,476m/21,246ft) and return to Khare. 
16 Contingency day.
17 Descend to Tagnag (4350m)
18 Descend to Kothe (4120m)
19 Trek to Thuli Kharka (4300m). 
20 Trek to Lukla (2880m).                            
21 Fly Lukla/Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. 
22 At leisure in Kathmandu. 
23 Transfer to airport for international departure.

Cost includes:

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing bed & breakfast basis,
Internal flight tickets,
Mera peak Climbing peak permit & other necessary permits,
Professional Sherpa Guide (Sirdar) & assistant Sherpas depending on number of member backed by full crew member of kitchen staffs,
Summit bonus for climbing sherpas,
Daily wages, insurance, cloth, food, shelter of staffs and porters,
Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during entire trip,
Complete camping equipments & all common climbing equipments: snow-bar, ice-screw, ropes, snow shovel,
Transport of all food supply & equipments from the trip starting point to the ending point as per itinerary,
Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
First Aid Medical Kit (only for staffs),
O2 or hyperbaric chamber for emergency use,
Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements,
Cost excludes

Air travel to/from Nepal,
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu,
Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations,
Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.

TRIP EXTENSION IDEAS
While in Nepal there are various interesting and exciting options to pursue either before or after your trek or tour.

Everest Mountain Flight-After trekking in the region why not take the opportunity for a close-up view of the world's highest and most famous mountain from the air! The flight lasts about an hour and takes you from the Kathmandu valley, over the Khumbu region and culminates with the unforgettable view of Everest herself.

Exciting option of Rafting & Chitwan National park–One of the oldest and popular National Park in Nepal and in whole Asia, one can find more than 43 species of mammals in the park. The park is especially renowned for the endangered one-horned Rhinoceros, the Royal Bengal Tiger and the fresh water Gharial Crocodile along with many other common species mammals, reptiles and over 450 species of birds. You can take an extension trip from 2 to 4 days.

Bungy Jumping-Imaging a bridge over a 160m from tropical gorge with the Bhote Koshi, one of the world’s wildest rivers raging below…Now Jump.

This may be the most spectacular Bungy Jump on the planet. This remarkable 500ft. (160m) drop into the Bhote Koshi River gorge on the Nepal / Tibet border is the longest free fall in the world.

A drive of 3 hours (100km) from Kathmandu to within 12 km of the Tibet border to reach the Ultimate Bungy Jump spot. The unlimited Bungy Jump takes place on a 166m wide steel suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi River, altitude about 3600ft.

Nagarkot- The ridge (2174 m) offers possibly the best display of the Himalaya including if you are lucky, a glimpse of a dark shape in the back that is Everest - while remaining in the proximity of the valley. Sunrise view from here is truly magnificent.

Dhulikhel- The small quiet town, known for its traditional crafts, lies 30 km east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 1470 m. Climb a little to see the mountains, from Cho Oyu in the east to Himalchuli in the west. It is a small Newari town where ancient cultures are still religiously maintained. It’s easy access, stunning sunsets and the many side treks make it a popular destination.

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