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Phaplu to Mera Peak Trekking and Climbing

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code HT-35
  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Trip Grade Demanding
  • Trip Costs: Starts from US $2,650.00
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Phaplu Sallery to Mera peak Trekking and a Climbing route is less crowded. It makes the journey an unforgettable experience. Mera peak is located south of Everest in the Hinku valley and it is relatively quite easy to climb the peaks. This ultimate Himalayan trekking and climbing holiday begin with a short and exciting flight to Phaplu in the Lower Solu-Khumbu. From here, we begin trekking through the terraced farmland and forest of Nepal's 'Middle Hills', passing small villages and settlements inhabited by the hardy Sherpa.

Phaplu to Mera Peak Climbing route is getting more popular each year due to the extraordinary and stunning scenery it offers. Moreover, you do not need any previous mountaineering experience if you are physically fit and have an enthusiasm for adventure. Neither has it demanded technical climbing. This is the highest peak allowed for climbing in Nepal. The climb is definitely a strenuous one being the highest peak, but the slopes rarely exceed 30 degrees and hence it is technically straightforward.

Phaplu to Mera peak Halesi Treks Pvt. Ltd has designed this trip for adventure lovers and it was given one proper acclimatization and hiking experience. Mera peak climb via Phaplu takes you from the lowland to the top of Mera peak with a slow, gradual, and interesting increase in altitude which makes the trip safer from altitude sickness, fun, and adventure. Mera Peak at 6476 meters, is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal and its summit panorama takes in five of the world's 8000-meter peaks - Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, and Cho Oyu.


Trip Highlights:

  • Mera peak summit is a stunning viewpoint for 5 of the world's 8000-meter peaks.
  • Fly to Phaplu  Khare to Lukla Helicopter and fly out from Lukla.
  • Crossing the Thaksindo, Dudh Koshi river, lovely Khari Khola village and Pangkongma passes provides great acclimatization



Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m.

Day 02: Early Morning Flight from Kathmandu to Phaplu and Trek to Ringmu: (2500m) 4 /5 hrs.

Day 03: Trek from Ringmu to Nunthala (2200m.) 4 hrs.

Day 04: Trek from Nunthala to Khari Khola (2010M) 4 /5 hrs.

Day 05: Trek from Kharikhola to Pangkongma (2846M) 4 hrs.

Day 06: Trek from Pangkongma to Ramailo dada( 3250m) 5 / 6 hrs.

Day 07: Trek from Ramailo dada to Chhatra Khola ( 3160m) 6 /7 hrs.

Day 08: Trek from Chhatra khola to Kothe (3500m) 5 /6 hrs.

Day 09: Rest day in Kothe

Day 10: Trek from Kothe to Tangnag ( 4350m) 4/5 hrs.

Day 11: Trek fromTangnag to Khare ( 5000m) 4 /5 hrs.

Day 12: acclimatization and skills training day.

Day 13: Trek from Khare to Mera Peak Base camp ( 5300m) 3/ 4hrs.

Day 14: Trek from Mera peak base camp to High camp (5800) 3 /4 hrs.

Day 15: the Mera peak summit (6476m). Descend to Khare. 10 / 12 hrs.

Day 16: Khare to Lukla by Helicopter.

Day 17: Early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu.

Cost Details

  • Mera peak climbing permits Fee USD$ 250 per person
  • All salary and transportation for the staff
  • 2-night Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu to Phaplu Lukla to Kathmandu 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 mattress 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 Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • High Altitude insurance & Helicopter Evacuation 
  • International Air ticket
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Personal Natures of expenses
  • Tips for Guide and Porters
  • Cold drinks

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m.

Meet our representative at the airport and then you will be transferred to hotel. and will brief about the trip. You should clear your dues before we proceed for the trip. overnight at hotel.

Trip Note

Kathmandu - Phaplu ( 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 an early flight for the next day may not be possible during the high season so, we can arrange a 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 your 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.

Accommodation During the Phaplu to Mera Peak

All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. Halesi Treks have chosen the 2/5 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience.  Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of a different gender.

Meals during the Phaplu to Mera PeakTrek

Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or non-vegetarian. you can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.

Trekking Crew

An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a teahouse trek, generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 18 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping types of equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods have to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.

Physical Fitness and Experience for Mera Peak Climbing

Phaplu to Mera Peak which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying the personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 9 hours of walking as well. Mera Peak Climbing is high altitude trek and Climbing which demands physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek/climbing. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to Halesi Treks Pvt. Ltd

Travel Insurance

This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy a good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double-check the policy what it covers and where are you going.

Best Seasons

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Mera Peak Climbing. Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view.  You can do it in Winter (December to February) if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

Ground Transportation

Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, Halesi Treks can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.

Fixed Departure

The below-given cost is per person and the below-given Phaplu to Mera Peak Trekking and Climbing 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.

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