Mera Peak summit and Helicopter to Lukla

On the way Mera La, heading to Mera high Camp
Key Information
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Duration:13 Days
  • Trip Grade: Technically Challenging
  • Max. Altitude:6461m.
  • Starts/Ends:Kathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Trip Style:Trekking / Climbing and Heli Ride
  • Group Size:2 Pax to 14
  • Best Time:Spring - Mid of March to May Autumn - Mid of September to December

The Mera Peak is a high-altitude trek and climb and participants need to be fit and conversant with the use of an ice-ax and crampons. Instruction in the use of these will be given at base camp near the Mera La if required. In good conditions, a fit party can reach the summit and return to base camp in one day. This is a rewarding experience as it provides glorious views of Nepal and a vista that takes in Kangchenjunga and Makalu to the east and Everest appearing over the massive southern aspect of Nuptse and Lhotse to the north. To the west stands the spires of Ama Dablam and Kang Taiga and in the distance is the mighty bastion of Cho Oyu. This is a fine panorama of many of the world’s highest peaks.

The trek takes us south from the airstrip at Lukla, trekking through beautifully forested hillsides and over several passes before climbing up to the Mera La. After the climb, we descend directly by Helicopter from Khare to Lukla this kind of package is provided by Halesi Treks Pvt. Ltd.

Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. It is situated between Everest a Makalu National Park, which is dominated by Mount Everest. Although very high, Mera Peak is a straightforward climb and is frequently ascended by groups and individuals whose only climbing qualifications are that they are fit and have an outgoing sense of adventure. 

Itinerary

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Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Halesi Treks who will take to the hotel. We get our equipment checked by our climbing leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant where we will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine with a brief cultural program. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350M.
  • Accommodation: Hotel

Early in the morning head to the airport for your flight to Lukla. This is an approximately 35-minute flight with incredible mountain views north to the Himalayan Range. We will meet our porter at Lukla and some tea/ coffee after short break get ready for the trek Today's walk is quite short but it's a 4 hours ascent through the forest to Chuttanga. Overnight at the tea house.

  • Max. Altitude: 3050M
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Duration: 4hrs.

After breakfast, we start our trek today you get some downhill as well. You start the morning with a 4-hour ascent to pass of Chattra La at 4300m (La means pass). From here you can see incredible mountain views before after the pass we have to walk all the way downhill. Overnight at a tea house.

  • Max. Altitude: 4100M
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Duration: 6/7hrs.

Today we have to walk something different downhill. The trail descends through the mixed forest down to the river. From here you ascend again for about 1 hour, following the river all the way to Kothe. You will see good mountain views today as well and you get your first view of Mera Peak. Overnight at the tea house.

  • Max. Altitude: 3500M
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Duration: 6/7 hrs.

From Kothe, the trail follows the river upward all the way to Thagnak, along the way you have amazing views of Mera Peak, Mera La Glacier as well as other mountains range. Our stop tonight is a small Sherpa village. Overnight at a tea house. 

  • Max. Altitude: 4300M
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Duration: 4/5 hrs.

Today's trail is almost all the way up. We will have a tea break at Di Kharka and then we will continue to Khare. If the weather is clear we can see amazing views of Mera Peak, Kusum Kangaru and many more. Overnight at the tea house. 

  • Max. Altitude: 5000M
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Duration: 4/5 hrs.

Today the guides will carry out the last minute checking of the gears for the climb, and then arrange if any equipment becomes necessary to rent. Thereafter, we shall provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axes, climbing boots, and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. overnight at the tea house.

  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Today after breakfast, we walk through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail to reach Mera Peak Base Camp. Upon reaching the base camp, we rest for a while. If anyone feels the previous training was not sufficient and wants to train more to build confidence to succeed in the climb. Overnight at tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 5400M
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 5/6 hrs.

From here its gradual uphill climb to high camp. Our path is along a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here on this day you could have magnificent Mountain View including world highest Mt. Everest., Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu etc. overnight at tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 5800M
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 3 /4 hrs.

This is a really big day for us summiting Mera Peak today. We wake up around 2 Am in the morning for breakfast. It's going to be very cold in the beginning but soon we warm up as we continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may attach to a fixed rope depending on the conditions. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we take in amazing views of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7, 129m) and others. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare. Overnight at the tea house.

  • Max. Altitude: 6461M
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Duration: 10 / 12 hrs.

After then Mera peak summit your body will be tired and Halesi Treks Pvt.Ltd organize helicopter Khare to Lukla during the helicopter flight Khare to Lukla you will see the Himalayan range from very close and late afternoon you will reach Lukla. Khare to Lukla By Helicopter trip will be fantastic. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel

After breakfast, you will fly to Kathmandu. Afternoon you can sightsee around the Kathmandu or rest in a hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel

This is your final day in Kathmandu before catching your flight to home, ensure you have all the stuff packed and arrive at the airport, Fly home.

    Trip Cost Details

    What's Included
    • Mera peak climbing permits Fee
    • All salary and transportation for the staff
    • 2-night Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • KTM > Lukla >KTM airfare
    • Khare to Lukla Helicopter cost
    • The necessary number of porters to carry your bags
    • Climbing Sherpa and Guide
    • Cooks and Kitchen boys during the climbing
    •  Best tents with sleeping mattresses for the base camp and high camp
    • All necessary kitchen & camping equipment during the climbing
    • All necessary climbing hardware gears except personal gears
    • All meals during the trekking & climbing/ Base camp & above for high camps
    • Insurance of local team members
    • All airport/hotel transport
    • Welcome or Farwell dinner in Kathmandu
    What's not Included
    • High Altitude insurance & Helicopter evacuation 
    • International Air ticket
    • Personal climbing equipments
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Personal Nature of expenses
    • Tips for Guide and Porters
    Dates & Availability
    Starts:Apr 24, 2024Ends:May 06, 2024
    Price fromUS$2850
    AvailabilityAvailable

    Regarding the Lukla flight details which may affect your itinerary. During peak seasons, ( March, April, May, October, and November) the flight to Lukla will be operated from Ramechhap/Manthali Airport due to air traffic expansion In Kathmandu Airport, which is about a 5-hour drive from Kathmandu. Whereas, during non-peak seasons, (January, February, June, July, August, September, and December) the flight is operated from Kathmandu.

    You have the option to book a direct helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla for an extra charge of USD 550 per person. This price is quoted on a 5-people sharing basis. This is the best alternative to avoid the long drive to Manthali airport.

    The Above-given cost is per person and the Above-given Mera Peak Summit and Helicopter from Khare to Lukla fixed departure dates are available for you. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

    Useful Information

    Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight may be delayed by few hours or even canceled due to bad weather condition. So, you should be prepared for such flight delays or cancellations. But we will do our best to avoid such conditions. In case of flight cancellation, we will try to get you on the flight for the next day. Getting early flight for the next day may not be possible during the high season so, we can arrange flight by helicopter as well but it will be an extra cost. If we have a group of 4- 5 people, we can charter a helicopter from Kathmandu – Lukla.  It will be advisable to have extra days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking. We can arrange you cultural / adventure tours (such as sightseeing tours, rafting, jungle safari, with extra cost if the extra days are not used for the flight conditions to Lukla and back.

    As a safeguard we recommend you to add a couple of extra days after your trek before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

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