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Mera Peak (6640 m) climbing

Tour Description

This is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal and although it is also the highest, it is one of the easiest, too, being considered a “walk up” in good weather and if the snow conditions are not too soft.
Those who undertake this trek do need to be conversant with the use of an ice-axe and crampons, as well as being fit, but instruction in their use will be given in Kathmandu, and also at the base camp near Mera La, if required.

Summitting Mera is a highly rewarding experience, providing some wonderful views encompassing Kanchenjunga and Makalu to the east, with Everest, Nuptse and Lhotse to the north. Looking westward, the spires of Ama Dablam and Kang Taiga are clearly visible.

The climb itself necessitates establishing a high camp at 5800 m on the Mera Glacier, before attempting the summit on the next day. The ascent is via the north face glacier and is a steady push to the summit ridge, which leads, somewhat precariously, to the top.

Itinerary:

Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu – transported to HOTELĀ – tour briefing
Day 02 : Free time in Kathmandu
Day 03 : Transported to airport – fly Lukla – trek Chhutanga
Day 04 : Pangkongma (2,846 m)
Day 05 : Nashing Dingma (2,600 m)
Day 06 : Chalem Kharka (3,600 m)
Day 07 : Chunbu Kharka (4,200 m)
Day 08 : Rest day at Chunbu Kharka
Day 09 : Descent into the Hinku valley
Day 10 : Tangnag (4,360 m)
Day 11 : Dig Kharka (4,650 m)
Day 12 : Acclimatisation day at Dig Kharka
Day 13 : Mera Peak base camp (5,300 m)
Day 14 : Acclimatisation at Mera Peak BC
Day 15 : Move to high camp (5,800 m)
Day 16 : Mera Peak Ascent (6,476 m)
Day 17 : Free time
Day 18-21 : Return to Lukla
Day 22 : Fly Kathmandu – transported to hotel
Day 23 : Free time in Kathmandu
Day 24 : Transported to airport – flight to onward destination

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