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Mera peak and Apulaptsa pass

OVERVIEW

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

Itinerary of Mera peak and Apulaptsa pass

Our office representative 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.

After breakfast visit to Nepal Mountaineering Association 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Tended Camp

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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.)

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.

Transfer to the Int’l airport or extend your other activities.

Remarks:  The designed Itinerary can be customized either longer or shorter as per your requirements. Please let us know your vision and interest. (To customize the trip, please click here).

Cost, Includes and Excludes

Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt.Ltd. have not mentioned all the package cost in our website because of the following reason.

  1. Any cost depends on the number of the person in a group and hotel category non-star to five stars either in the cities or the Trekking area.
  2. Also, all our Itinerary and package are customizable. What we have published in our site is a guideline. This will be modified as per your requirements and time limit. You can add or reduce the activities or let us know to customize as per requirements accordingly, we calculate the cost.
  3. Our price will be adjusted in our bilateral mutual understanding that is if the client intends to add or reduce the service accordingly. Meal: Breakfast.

Cost Includes

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Accommodation and food for all involved Nepalese Staff during the trekking and climbing.
  • 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.
  • Welcome and Fare well dinner with culture dances of different ethnic group of Nepal.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Excludes

  • 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)
  • Emergency rescue flight by helicopter (If required to make insurance). If needed we are 24 hour ready to rescue in emergency case.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Staff tips after the successful summit.
  • Any extra service, products offers or activities which are not mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Trip Code: SNT-P-E-003
  • Destination: Mera peak Summit Amphu Laptsa La pass (5845m)
  • Group Size: 1-15
  • Season: Spring and Autumn
  • Max Altitude: Mera Summit 6476m/21,246ft.
  • Trip Starts/Ends: KTM-KTM
  • Transportation: Flight/Trek
  • Accomodation: Mountain Lodge and Tented Camp
  • Trip Grade: moderate to challenging

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