Mera Peak via Hinku Valley |22 Days

Trip Highlights

An ascent of Mera Peak via a non-technical route offers fit trekkers.

Trip Overview

Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal at over 6,400m. Situated in the heart of the Himalayan ‘greats’, the view from the summit is one of the finest in the Himalaya with five 8,000m peaks visible: Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Kanchenjunga.

An ascent of Mera Peak via a non-technical route offers fit trekkers the experience of summitting a Himalayan peak in a relatively short period of time and without prior mountaineering experience. This expedition would also suit a climber coming to the Himalayas for the first time.

Our itinerary has been carefully designed to allow for gradual acclimatisation, meaning a better chance of safely summitting Mera Peak and enjoying the experience. As a precaution, we carry a portable altitude chamber and satellite ‘phone.

As well as astounding summit views, this expedition offers an alternative to the more traditional Mera Peak approach route from Lukla. Starting instead from Phaplu, this itinerary provides some great ‘off the beaten path’ trekking and fantastic scenery as we make our way up to Mera base camp exploring some of the remote and wild alpine areas of the Hinku valley, south of Everest.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu; transfer to hotel
Day 02 Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Day 03 Fly to Phaplu; trek to Nuntala (2,350m)
Day 04 Trek Kharikhola (2,040m)
Day 05 Trek Pangkongma
Day 06 Rest at Pangkongma
Day 07 Trek Narjing Dingma (2,600m)
Day 08 Trek Chalem Kharka (3,600m)
Day 09 Trek Khula Kharka (4,200m)
Day 10 Trek Khote (4,192m)
Day 11 Trek Tagnak (4,356m)
Day 12 Tagnak glacier acclimatisation day
Day 13 Trek Khare (5,045m)
Day 14 Ridge ascent from Hinku Nup
Day 15 Trek Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m)
Day 16 Mera summit; descend to Khare
Day 17 Contingency day
Day 18 Trek from Khare or Tagnak to Khote (4,192m)
Day 19 Trek Khote to Chetera
Day 20 Trek Chetera to Lukla
Day 21 Fly Lukla – Kathmandu
Day 22 Depart Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu; transfer to hotel
Day 02 Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Day 03 Fly to Phaplu; trek to Nuntala (2,350m)
Day 04 Trek Kharikhola (2,040m)
Day 05 Trek Pangkongma
Day 06 Rest at Pangkongma
Day 07 Trek Narjing Dingma (2,600m)
Day 08 Trek Chalem Kharka (3,600m)
Day 09 Trek Khula Kharka (4,200m)
Day 10 Trek Khote (4,192m)
Day 11 Trek Tagnak (4,356m)
Day 12 Tagnak glacier acclimatisation day
Day 13 Trek Khare (5,045m)
Day 14 Ridge ascent from Hinku Nup
Day 15 Trek Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m)
Day 16 Mera summit; descend to Khare
Day 17 Contingency day
Day 18 Trek from Khare or Tagnak to Khote (4,192m)
Day 19 Trek Khote to Chetera
Day 20 Trek Chetera to Lukla
Day 21 Fly Lukla – Kathmandu
Day 22 Depart Kathmandu

Equipment List

Footwear:

  1. Plastic mountaineering boots (B2 boots)
  2. Water repellent boots with ankle support for walking
  3. A pair of Gaiters.
  4. Socks
  5. Trainers which can be used in teahouses & camps

Clothing:

  • Waterproof (trousers & jacket)
  • Trousers for trekking (Waterproof)
  • Long sleeve shirts/T-shirts (preferably non cotton)
  • Micro, Mid to heavyweight fleece & Fleece pants
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermals (top & bottom)
  • Down jacket

Climbing equipment:

  • Harness with 1m sling,
  • Screw gate carabiners
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Jumar
  • Mountaineering helmet

Head & Hand Gear:

  • Hat (Woolen or fleece)
  • Sun hat
  • Bandana
  • Head-torch with extra btteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Mountaineering sunglasses
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Woolen gloves

Personal Equipment:

  • Duffle bag (to be carried by porter)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat. We also provide everyone mats. Your extra mat will be helpful at the Base Camp
  • Backpack to carry water bottles, camera, lunch packs and personal clothing
  • Pee bottle
  • Sunscreen & Insect repellent
  • Water purification tablets
  • Snacks, books, MP3 players, cards etc
  • Trekking poles
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Insurance certificate
  • Hand sanitizer & wipes
  • Toiletries

Personal first aid kit:

  • Any personal medications.
  • Electrolytes
  • Analgesics & throat lozenges
  • Diamox (helps with acclimatization)

Cost Included

  • Full camping trek
  • Peak permit
  • Local climbing Sherpas
  • National Park fees
  • Domestic flights
  • Airport transfers
  • 3 nights B&B twin-share accommodation in a 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and site entry fees
  • Rope, ice-screw, snow bar and Gammov bag (altitude chamber)

Cost not Include

  • International flight
  • Airport tax
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal climbing gear & clothing
  • Any expenses of personal nature
  • Client’s insurance.

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  • Trip Duration: 22 Days
  • Trip Grading: Strenuous
  • Max Altitude: 6,654m
  • Best Time: March to May; September to November
  • Trip Mode: Teahouse/Camping
  • Group Size: 2-10 People
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