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Overview

Mera Peak (6,476m)
Any adventure loving person who is in the initial stage of mountain climbing can climb the Mt. Mera peak (6476m). It lies to the south of Everest and to the north – east of the airstrip at Lukla, standing prominently between the wildernesses valleys of Hinku and Hongu. This peak is considered the "Highest trekking peak" and does not require any excellent mountaineering experience but requires a normal ice axe and crampon skill. Its popularity comes from the fact that 5 of the world’s 14, 8,000m mountains are visible in the near distance from the summit. Getting to the summit from base camp is considered not much more than a mountain walk across a crevassed glacier. Its high altitude must be respected, however, and acclimatization must be done at the recommended pace ideally reaching the summit 12 days after leaving Lukla. There are many options for perfecting acclimatization. If you will have more than 17 days after flying to Lukla, perhaps first trek to Everest Base Camp, then cross the Amphu Laptsa (5,780m) or simply make a short detour to bustling Namche Bazaar/Thame/Khumjung

Peak Facts
Height: 6476m-21830ft
Latitude: 27.70000000
Longitude: 86.86666700
Location: Khumbu/Hinku Valley
Best Time: March, April, May, September, October, and November are the best months.
Start Trip: KTM/Lukla
End Trip: Lukla/KTM
Duration: 21 Days

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu TIA (1350m) and transfer to hotel,
Day 2: Final trip preparation, last time shopping and rest time for Kathmandu sightseeing.
Day 3: A short flight to Lukla (2840m) and Trek to Chutanga (3020m) approx, 4-5 hour trek.
Day 4: Chutanga (3020m) to Thuli Kharka ( 4300m) approx, 5-6 hour trek.
Day 5: Thuli kharka (4300m) to Kote (3691m) approx, 5-6 hour trek.
Day 6: Kote (3691m) to Thangnak (4356m) approx, 4-5 hour trek.
Day 7: Thangnak (4356m) to Khare (5045m) approx, 3-4 hour trek.
Day 8: Acclimitize day at to Khare (5045m)
Day 9: Khare (5045m) to Mera Base Camp (5350m) approx, 4-5 hour trek and glacier training to become familiar with using        crampons, rope and ice axe.
Day 10: Mera Base Camp (5350m) to High Camp (5780m) approx, 4-5 hours.
Day 11: Summit day, Mera high camp to Summit (6476m).
Day 12: Reserve Day for Contingency and Trek down to Kongme Dingma (4850m)
Day 13: Kongme Dingma (4850m) to Seto Pokharr (5035m) 5-6 hours Trek.
Day 14 Seto Pokharr (5053m)) to Amphu Laptsa Base Camp (5527m) 4-5 hours Trek.
Day 15: Amphu Laptsa Base Camp (5527m) to Chhukung (4730m).
Day 16: Chhukung (4730m) to Dingboche (4410m) to Tengboche (3860m)
Day 17: Tengboche (3860m) to Namche (3440m)
Day 18: Namche (3440m) to Lukla (2840m)
Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu and leisure day.
Day 20: Shopping and Kathmandu Sightseeing.
Day 21: Fly back to Home country.

Details Itinerary

Note: B= Breakfast, B.B= Bed & Breakfast, B.L.D= Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Itinerary in details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu TIA (1350m) and transfer to hotel.

I will be standing in front of arrival gate to meets you at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Katmandu
Meal: welcome Dinner in Authenticate Restaurant.

Day 2: Final trip preparation for climbing and rest time for Kathmandu sightseeing.

After breakfast visit to Department of Ministry of Tourism for orientation briefing class for climbing and expedition rule/regulation of Nepal and return to hotel for all type of equipments details review/checking, if missing bits of clothing and equipments or any type of needs goods, we will go for last shopping. If still time remaining we may go some place for sightseeing.
Overnight in a Boutique Hotel
Meal: Breakfast

Day 3: A short flight to Lukla (2840m) and Trek to Chutanga (3020m) approx, 4-5 hour trek.

Breakfast served in the early morning and drive to Kathmandu airport for your domestic flight to Lukla. It’s takes approximately 25 minutes. Flight to Lukla is one of the astonishing flights allows you to have close and breathtaking views of various sceneries and Himalayan ranges of Nepal. Lukla is as one of the awesome beautiful airport situated in the lap of Himalayas. There’ll be time to explore the village whilst the Sherpa crew sort and load equipment at Lukla. We start the trek with beautiful scenery radiates energy through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The walking is moderate. Our destination is the small village of Chantunga.

Overnight in Chatunga at Lodge (3020m)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Chutanga (3020m) to Thuli Kharka (4300m) approx 5-6 hrs Trek.
We follow our trail and continue walking until we cross Kalo Himal ridge. Kalo Himal Ridge serarates Khumbu valley from Hunku Valley. Then we make our way to Zatrawa La pass (4610m) and down walk to Thuli Kharka.
Overnight in Thuli Kharka at Lodge (4300m)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Thuli kharka (4300m) to Kote (3691m) approx, 5-6 hour trek.

Half-day walk, and virtually all downhill, the path descends to a fine vantage point of the Hinku Valley with spectacular view of the south face of Mera Peak. Entering the forest once again, the trail drops steeply down into Hinku Valley. The forests of the Hinku valley are a delight to walk through, full of the tall Himalayan pine and rhododendron trees. We head uo the Hunku valley and there are stunning views of Peak 43 and Kusum Khangaru.

Overnight in Kothe at Lodge (3691m)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Kote (3691m) to Thangnak (4356m) approx, 4-5 hour trek.

A pleasant day and we will enjoy a fantastic view of south face of Mera Peak throughout the day along with surrounding mountain. A simple settlement pleasant to spend Overnight here.

Overnight in Thangnak at Lodge (4356m)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7: Thangnak (4356m) to Khare (5045m) via beautiful blue Sabai Tsho (Lake 4463 m.) Lake Approx, 3-4 hours trek.
Climb through the moraines of Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers to reach Khare. From here the excellent view of huge north face of Mera and the peak of the Hinku Shar Glacier dominating. Mera La clearly can be seen just above our camp.
Overnight in Khare at Lodge (5045m)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Acclimatization and pre-climbing training at glacier.

Pre climbing training will be conduct at Khare (5045m) and Mera Base camp (5350m). Our climbing guid trains the techniques of climbing, safety rule at glacier and ways of using and handing climbing gear such as the ice axe, climbing boots, crampons, harness ascender etc. If you are already experienced and well trained mountaineers then it is not compulsory to take part in training session. Our main aim is to assist and guide the beginners who are willing to climb various peaks considering the safety measures in mind.

Overnight in Khare at Lodge (5045m)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 9: Khare (5045m) to Mera high Camp (5780m) approx, 6-7 hours.

We have to follow a steep trail paved with boulders to reach Mera high camp. The trai is some time rockey and some time Snowy can be difficult and hazardous at any time. The excellent panorama views of hundreds of mountain will delight.

Overnight in Mera High Camp (5780m) in a tended Camp
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 10: Mera High Camp (5780m) to Summit (6476m) approx, 6-7 hours.

Today is the most important and memorable part of this trekking and climbing as you will reach at the top of the peak. We have to wake up early about 1-2 AM and after having breakfast, we will set our journey towards to peak. The day and trail will be extraordinary and sometime abnormal as well but being able to reach the final step of summit will give you tremendous happiness, pleasure and lifetime memorable moment. From the summit, we will be able to have a breathtaking views of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), Lhotse (8516m) Mt. Cho-You (8210m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Nuptse (7855m), Mt. Chamlang (7319m), Mt. Baruntse (7129m). Then Trek down to Kongme Dingma (4850m).

Overnight in Kongme Dingma (4850m) or Mera High Camp (5780m) in a tended Camp
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 11: Reserve Day for Contingency

Sometime because of favorable weather and health conditions will not allow achieving our goal. So this is the day especially considered as contingency so that being able to climb the summit on the targeted day can be compensated. This day will not be considered if no any barriers arise.

Overnight in Kongme Dingma (4650m) in a tended Camp
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 13: Kongme Dingma (4850m) to Seto Pokharr (5035m) 5-6 hours Trek.

From Kongme Dingma up into the upper yeas pastures of this incredible remote valley. The terrain is remarkably begin into the epicenter of the highest group of the mountains in the world. The valley offers a beautiful view of Jugal Himal range, Rolwaling range , Kanchenjunga and Makalu Himalaya ranges.

Overnight in Seto Pokhari (5035m) in a tended Camp
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 Seto Pokharr (5035m)) to Amphu Laptsa Base Camp (5527m) 5-6 hours Trek.

Today we are in the part of the most remote area of the Himalaya and rarely see any trekkers en-route except if it is a very hight tourist season. We proceed from Setopokhari ahead through several lakes that occupy the upper Hinku Basin. After passing Hunku Pokhari, out trail is next to the magnificent Hinku Glacier. We continue further with another lakes close by to our trail.

Overnight in Amphu Base Camp (5527m) in a tended Camp
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Amphu Laptsa Base Camp (5527m) to Chhukung (4730m) 5-6 hrs Trek.

we cross the Amphu Laptsa La pass (5845m) then walk crossing the Amphu Laptsa glacier. ImjeGlacier, Lsotse Shar Glacier are nearby via half circles the Imja Tsho lake to join the mail trail of Island peak. More further ahead, wa are also in the vicinity of the Ama Dablam Glacier before reaching Chukkung. After few days in tended camp we arrive in Ckukkung to spend the night in a nice lodge with hot shower.

Overnight in Chhukung (4730m) in a Lodge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: Chhukung (4730m) to Dingboche (4410m) to Tengboche (3860m) 5-6 hrs Trek.

Trek begin on a rocky terrain mostly a downhill alongside the Duch Koshi river. Crossing suspension bridges along with plenty of monasteries, villages, grassland and amazing view of Himalaya we arrive at Tengboche for the overnight here.

Overnight in Tengboche(3860m) in a Lodge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Tengboche (3860m) to Namche (3440m) 5-6 hrs Trek.

No sooner we start the day, walk down steeply to Funkitenga then again ascend Sanasa, Khumjung, Syangboche and arrive Namche Bazar more westernized town and also called Gate way Of Khumbu and Everest Region. Overnight in Namche Bazar.

Overnight in Namche (3440m) in a Lodge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18: Namche (3440m) to Lukla (2840m) 4-5 hrs Trek.

We descend to Manjo and the trail through a forest of juniper, rhododendron. Following a steep descent passing the Bhote Kosi, crossing the river, follow the bank to Jorsale, then to Monjo. As soon we will depart Monjo and continue your descent along the Dudh Kosi, before making a final ascent to reach the Lukla plateau by mid afternoon.
On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax and celebrate the completion of your trek.
Overnight in Lukla (2840m) in a Lodge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 19: Lukla (2840m) to Kathmandu flight about 32 minute flight.

Flight from Lukla is one of the astonishing flights allows you to have close and breathtaking views of various sceneries and Himalayan ranges of Nepal. Breakfast served in the early morning and flight to Kathmandu. Leisure day in Kathmandu.

Overnight in a Boutique hotel
Meal: Breakfast (Lunch and Dinner in your choice in any Best among the Best Restaurant.)

Day 20: Sightseeing and Shopping.

Full day sightseeing proceeds to world heritage site to Syambhunath Stupa the Buddhist sanctuary said to be nearly 2000 years old. The hill itself is pleasant place overlooking the entire valley of Kathmandu. The all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha painted in prominent blue atop the dome are visible from long distance from around the Kathmandu city. Then proceed to patan durbar squar also call Lalitpur the city full of fine arts. It cover the dozen of temples like Krishna Mandir, Kumbeswor temple, Golden temle. Next site proceed to Pashupatinath Temple the holiest Hindu Temple situated on the bank of sacred holy river Bagmati. Sightseeing continues to the Boudhanath Stupa the biggest Stupa around inhabited by Tibetan Refugee since 1959AD. The day ends at Kathmandu Durbar Squar where can visti the Living Goddes Kumari who appear on the balcony of her temple to greet her devotees, Kastamandap temple (Though now it is under reconstruction process after collapsed in earthquake in 25 April 2014), the temple made out of single tree and named Kathmandu as it was known as Kantipur in earlier times. Kathmandu Durbar Squar cover dozen of temple concluding Kumari temple, Hanuman Dhoka, Maizu dewal, Taleju temple, Nautale Durbar, Kaal Bhairav, freak street and many more. Overnight in Hotel.
Overnight in a Boutique Hotel
Meal: Breakfast ( Lunch in your choice), Dinner in our house with family.

Day 21: Fly back to Italy.
Meal: Breakfast

Price Cover

Transport
 Arrival and departure from Intl's airport.
 Arrival and departure from Domestic airport (Lukla),
 Kathmandu sightseeing by private vehicle.
 Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu flight ticket.
 Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu flight ticket for guide.
Accommodation
 4 nights (2 nights before and 2 nights after the trip) in a boutique hotel in Kathmandu.
 Accommodation in teahouses during the trekking.
 Accommodation in tented camp while climbing/ Amphu Laptsa pass up to Chhukkung.
 Accommodation for all involved Nepalese Staff during the trekking and climbing.
Permits
 Mara peak climbing permit.
 Barun National Park entry permits.
 Sagarmatha National park entry permits.
 TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Permit.
 Climbing Clinic course at the base camp.
Food and beverage
 Welcome and Fare well dinner with culture dances of different ethnic group of Nepal.
 All meal (3 meals a day, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking and climbing.
 Properly boiled drinking water, tea, and coffee hot chocolate while on the trek and climbing period.
 Climbing high altitude food.
Nepali Supporting staff
 Gov. License holder Experienced climbing Sherpa to Summit the Mera peak.
 Climbing Sherpa allowances and salary
 Climbing and Trekking staff: Climbing Sherpa, cook, kitchen helper, Necessary porters (A porter carry 25 to 30 Kg), and their food, salary, accommodations.
 Insurance of all Nepalese staff including porters (Death, medical and accidental Heli rescue).
Equipments and Gear
 Group combine climbing gear/equipments like climbing fixing rope, main rope, snow bar, Ice crew, rock pitons.
 Camping equipment: 2 person member tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, staff and porter tent, toilet tent, Mattresses.
 Camping Equipment Utensils: EPI Gas, Gas Stove or fuel Stove for cooking, Fuel/Kerosene oil, Cooking pots,
 1 bottle oxygen for rescue in an emergency with mask regulator.
Communications
 A mobile set with local SIM card and charger (Required to refund after the trip).
 Walkie-talkie set to communicate to base camp while climbing period.
Others
 Garbage deposit USD 500 per permit/per group refundable as per the provisions made by NMA. (Nepal Mountaineering Association).
 All necessary paper works, office service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
 Special gifts of Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

Cost Exclude:

International Flight Tickets.
Nepal entry visa fee.
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu (also in case of early return form trekking/expedition then the schedule itinerary).
Extra night in Kathmandu (In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking/expedition (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary.
Bar bill and any bottled drinks such as alcohol, mineral water.
Sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu.
Laundry expenses, hot shower, Internet, landlines phone, battery charger.
Personal clothing, Packing items or bags.
Personal trekking and climbing gear (Climbing boots, Crampons, Ice Axe/Ice hammer, Harness, Jammers, Karabiners, Finger eight/ATC guide, Tap sling etc (Can hire/buy in Kathmandu)
Any extra service, products offers or activities which are not mentioned in the Itinerary.
Any additional staff other then specified.
Helicopter for rescue (required to make insurance). If needed we are 24 hour ready to rescue and rescued amount will be claimed from your insurance.
Staff tips after the successful summit.
Any Services/items not mentioned in cost includes.

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