Hi enthusiastic travelers, my name’s Vinh from Vietnam. My friends and I are preparing our Mera Peak expedition in this November. Now, we have 3 members confirmed: 2 Vietnamese, 1 French. I want to find the partners who interested in joining with us to get the affordable package price. If you love to join this trip, please contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we have a fixed itinerary and deadline is 30th November because our agency needs 1 month to prepare logistics before the trip will start. This is our itinerary for your reference:
The itinerary details, cost and inclusions/exclusions for the Mera Peak Climbing (4th – 26th November 2017)
Mera Peak itinerary 04-26/11/2017: 23 DAYS:
4 Nov – Day 01: SGN/HAN start, Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m).
Soon after we land at Kathmandu International Airport, we meet our Nepali representatives who will clarify us about the tour. After the short description by our representatives, we are sent to our Hotels where we will be staying overnight.
5 Nov – Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730m): 5 hours trek
We take an incredible flight to Lukla. We then start walking for around 3 to 4 hours, east from Lukla, passing via a number of settlements before going into the thick forest on the hills below the Kalo Himal Edge. There are many routes leading away from the main path. As soon as we reach Chutok La Pass.
6 Nov – Day 03: Paiya to Pangkongma (2,846m): 6 hours
We descend from the village and follow the trail till we cross the Kari La Pass. The trek continues through a forest of rhododendron and bamboo. The trail is known for its view of DudhKoshi Valley. We reach Pangkongma Village where we stay overnight.
7 Nov – Day 04: Pangkongma to Kurke (3800m)): 5 hours
Our trek starts early morning across the Pangkongma La pass. From here we ascend to reach Shibuche following the steady path turning towards north. The trek again descends before crossing Hindu Khola. The trail passes over a grazing area before reaching Kurke.
8 Nov – Day 05: Acclimatization at Kurke.
Today is the first acclimatization day for Mera Peak which is very important before attempting higher altitude specially this kind of climbing trip.
9 Nov – Day 06: Kurke to Thuli Kharka (4200m)): 6 hours
Today’s trek also starts with a descent. We walk downhill to cross Surkie La pass and start to ascend. The trail passes Phokte Village, Chalem Kharka and Danda Kharka. We continue to walk till we reach Thuli Kharka. The elusive Red Panda can be encountered sometime during this part of the walk.
10 Nov – Day 07: Thuli Kharka to Kothe (3800m): 5 hours
To reach Kothe today you will have to move steep down lane all the way. We head north along the trail next to Majang Khola. The trail merges with another trail and follows along Hinku Khola. The trek continues straight forward to Tashing Dingma and across the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe. On the way you pass through forests of rhododendron, juniper and other local vegetation. The views you can take pleasure in from Mera peak, Nauleku peak and many other mountains and peaks.
11 Nov – Day 08: Kothe to Thaknak (4350m): 6 hours
We walk from Kothe to Tangnang (4356m.) today passing all the way through Hinku Valley (4600m.). You will be moving all alongside the bank of stream and find bush on both sides. Passing through 200 years old Lungsumgba monastery the lane continues to ascending and you can enjoy the scenes of Kusum Kanguru peak and many more.
12 Nov – Day 09: Thaknak to Khare (5,045m): 4 hours
We trek from Thangnak and walk towards the peak as the route moves to the east. We will reach at Dig Kharka (4,650m.) very near to the foot of the Hinku Glacier. This bestows you with enjoyable and grassy setting. Heading away from Dig Kharka and ascend above (5,000 m.). The track heads toward out of Tangnak alongside the lateral moraine at the Dig Glacier which offers stunning view of Charpate Himal. We will halt to climb up the moraine for a view of the perfect Sabai Tso glacial lake. A move down in lake-level, caused by a current split of the natural dam is clearly visible. We will arrive at Khare in the early afternoon and have lunch. From Khare, the striking north face of Mera Peak view and Mera glacier can be seen.
13 Nov – Day 10: Khare (5,045m) to Mera Base Camp (5200m): 5 hours
The steep trail to Mera Peak Base Camp is filled with boulders. Mera Peak Base Camp offers spectacular views of the mountains.
14 Nov – Day 11: Acclimatization at Base Camp and pre–climb training
This is another acclimatization day as you can arrange yourself for climbing the Mera Peak. You will have pre climbing course at base camp to make yourself ready to attempt the summit successfully and fully confident. You will observe beautiful and distinctive atmosphere here.
15 Nov – Day 12: Mera Base Camp to Mera High Camp (5,780m): 6 hours
Trekking from Mera Base Camp to Mera High Camp (5780m.) gradually climbing up onto Mera glacier and Mera La Pass. The go up to begin with vertical, but flattens out as you get to the summit of the glacier. You will go across a long flat on peak of the glacier and then reach at the High Camp (5780m.). From here, the views of Everest, Lhotse South Face, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Chamlang, Nuptse, Baruntse are eye-catching. The remaining path leads us to the summit of Mera Peak.
16 Nov – Day 13: Mera High Camp to Summit (6654m) and back to Mera Base Camp (5,350m): 9 hours
We start early in the morning for the summit to avoid strong afternoon winds. Start early in the morning after breakfast by climbing ups the glacier and on a ridge. Every footstep in the climb is coordinated and guided by expert climbers as we head for the summit. The ascent is rewarded by spectacular views of the Himalayas overlooking the horizon. This includes Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse and Chamlang. After much deserved quality time at the summit we carefully descend along the same route and head back to Mera Base Camp.
17 Nov – Day 14: Reserve Day for bad weather. Extra day to Summit Mera peak just in case of bad weather, overnight at tented camp.
In case the summit does not happen according to plan due to bad weather or other unfavorable conditions we spare this day as a reserve day. If everything goes as smoothly as planned we treat ourselves today as leisure day.
18 Nov – Day 15: Reserve Day for contingency
Another contingency day in case the summit doesn’t happen.
19 Nov – Day 16: Mera Base Camp (5350m) – Thangnak ( Tangnang Village) (4358m): 8 hours
We move ahead from Mera Base Camp to Khare to reach Thangnak and it takes around 8 hours. This day you walk all along the gradual drop path to reach Tangnank. This is a tiny village and you will see yak settlement here. On the way you pass through forests covered with rhododendron, fir and local vegetation.
20 Nov – Day 17: Thangnak – Tashing Dingma
The route back to Lukla takes us over some ridges making our way to Tashing Dingma.
21 Nov – Day 18: Tashing Dingma – Chetava Kharka
Today be move from Tashing Dingma to Chetava Kharka getting our way closer to Lukla.
22 Nov – Day 19: Chetava Kharka to Chutangma: 5 hours
We trek from Chetava Kharka to Chutangma and it takes about five hours. Here, the trail climbs and then you trek downward path to reach Chutangma. On the way, you will walk through rocky lane.
23 Nov – Day 20: Chutangmaa to Lukla: 4 hours
We take a trip from Chutangmaa to Lukla and it takes around four hours. You trek all the way through forests of fir, oak, rhododendron, juniper and local vegetation. The track moves downward all the way to Lukla. Here you will get pleasure from the scenes of Numbur Himal, Karyolang peak, Kongdi Ri and many other peaks.
24 Nov – Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu
After travelling for around 35 minutes, we fly back to Kathmandu, in the morning and move back to the hotel.
25 Nov – Day 22: Free at Kathmandu
Today we have a rest day in Kathmandu. It is up to us finalize; either we stay at the hotel and loosen up or go out by yourself and do shopping or wandering.
26 Nov – Day 23: Back Home.
After all the procedures at the airport, we will be departed to our respective destination.
PRICES (On Full Board Basis):
4 persons: USD 2190 per person
6 persons: USD 2040 per person
8 persons: USD 1950 per person
The price covers the following services:
Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu (International and domestic both).
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the programme.
Mera Peak climbing permit fee.
Makalu Barun National Park entrance fee.
Food during the trek and climb (full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits).
All guesthouse accommodation during the trekking period and North Face, Salewa, Mountain Hardware or similar tented camp accommodation during the climbing period.
High altitude climbing leader (Sherpa guide) licensed by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).
Well experienced English speaking assistant guide.
Necessary porters to/from base camp.
All climbing equipment set: Group climbing equipment including ropes, ice screws, snow bars, harness, carbine, eight figures etc and personal climbing equipment.
Domestic flight Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu for guest and guide inclusive with all taxes and transfers.
Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
Unique Adventure sleeping bag and down jacket, duffel bag, area map.
First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
All organisational requirements.
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
The price doesn’t cover the following services:
Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
Your international flight to and from Nepal.
Travel insurance (for emergency evacuation if needed whilst trekking / climbing).
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
Bar and beverage bills.
Meals and extra night (more than stated in itinerary) accommodation in Kathmandu.
Tips for guide, porter, driver.