- Day 01
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
You will be received by our company representative when you arrive in Kathmandu and will be transferred to your hotel
- Day 02
Kathmandu: Trip Preparation
Today we will discuss the trek in detail. We will give you information about health precautions, trekking scenarios, climbing instructions and basic ideas about both the trek and the climb. After this, you will have the whole day for yourself. You can travel around Kathmandu or major market inside Kathmandu. Kathmandu has seven World Heritage Sites enlisted by UNESCO.
- Day 03
Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2730m)
You will take a flight to Lukla and experience landing in one of the dangerous airports in the world. From Lukla, you will trek to Paiya as you walk through the jungle and cross Handi Khola to reach Surke village. You head south to cross Chutok La pass (2945m). Then you reach Paiya which is also known as Chutok.
- Day 04
04 Paiya to Panggom (2804m)
The trek for the day starts as you descend to reach a small wooden bridge. Be careful when you walk as the trail is slippery from here till the Kari La pass (3145m). You can see the beautiful Dudhkoshi valley as you walk. Then you go through the mixed forest of oak, pine, birch, and bamboo to reach Panggom. It is a small village settled by traders and farmers.
- Day 05
Panggom to Ramailo Danda (3276m)
After leaving Panggom, you cross Panggom La pass (3174m). Thereafter you ascend for a while and then walk on a steady path. Then turning north, you cross Peseng Kharka river and reach Peng Kharka Danda. You will then cross the Ningsow stream to reach Ningsow village. Then you first descend and ascend to reach Ramailo Danda. You get a great look of Mera Peak and Salpa from this Danda.
- Day 06
Ramailo Danda to Chhetra Khola Camp Site (3122m)
The trek is long today. First, you ascend and then descend on a decent trail to reach Makalu Barun National Park. The trail from the entry point of the National park and Chhetra Khola is known as Pasang Lhamu trail. It is named after first Nepali women to climb Mt Everest. The national park is a home to the variety of wild flora and fauna. You might also see Red Panda on the trail.
- Day 07
Chhetra Khola to Kothe (3691m)
The trek begins as you head north. You will be walking side by side with Majang River, then shift to another trail with Hinku River. The trail will lead you to Tashing Ongma, it is a seasonal tea shop. The trek continues till you cross Sanu River to reach Kothe.
- Day 08
Kothe to Thangnak (4358m)
The trek begins as you walk on the ridge of Hinku. Then you reach Gondishung, it is summer herder’s settlement. Then you come across Lungsumgba Gumba which is more than 200 years old. You can also see Mera peak and route to reach Mera peak is engraved on a rock. Then you reach Thangnak. It has primitive lodges and shops.
- Day 09
Thangnak to Khare (5045m)
After leaving Thangnak you will come across a residue of Dig Glacier. Then you move to Dig Kharka where you can have the spectacular view of Mt Charpate (6769m). Then you ascend through another residue of Hinku, Nup and Shar Glaciers. Although the trail is steep from here, you can see the northern face of Mera peak. Then you reach Khare.
- Day 10
Khare: Acclimatization and pre-climb training
Today is the day set for acclimatization? It is very necessary for your body to acclimatize your body to the thinning air and Himalayan atmosphere when going to the higher altitudes, which prevents Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). You will also be doing basic training and pre-climb training so that it will be easier and you can prepare yourself to summit Mera peak. Climbing instructor will familiarize you will gear required in climbing.
- Day 11
Khare to Mera High Camp (5780m)
You will walk through rocky terrain on a steep trail. Then you reach Mera peak base camp. You will continue to walk to Mera La pass (5415m). From the pass, you will move forward to Mera High Camp. The path is dangerous as you have cross crevasses. You will have to follow the instructions of the guide carefully to reach the High Camp. The High Camp treats us with views of Lhotse (8414m), Lhotse Shar (8393m) and Peak 38 (7591m). You can set the camp there for the night and there is plenty of time to walk and adjust yourself to the climate and terrain.
- Day 12
Mera High Camp to Summit (6461m) and back to Khare (5045m)
We begin our climb early in the morning around 2 am. It will be very cold due to the very low temperature and cold wind. But as you walk you will warm up. You ascend to a glacier then to a ridge where the slope gets steeper. Then using ropes fixed by the guides, you climb Mera peak. You can’t help but have a truly euphoric feeling upon conquering the Mera peak with the incredible vistas like Cho Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8414m), Makalu (8,463m), Ama Dablam (6856m) and Everest (8848m) in front of you. Then you will carefully retrace your steps back to Khare.
- Day 13
13 Reserve Day for Contingency
Weather is very much unpredictable in the mountainous region. So today is set for contingency. If you will not be able to summit on day 12 you will do it today.
- Day 14
Khare to Kothe (3600m)
After such a massive achievement, you will return to Kothe after passing through Thangnak and rest your body after a strenuous climb. You will have plenty of time to reminisce you successful climb and rest your legs. You will pass through meadows and lush plains before reaching Kothe. The mountains will accompany you as you make the descent.
- Day 15
Kothe to Zatrwa La pass (4610m) 5-6 hours
The trek begins as you leave Kothe and head towards Zatrwa La pass. You will ascend and then descend to reach Inkhu River. You will have to cross the river to finally reach Taktho. You pass Chortens and prayer walls where the trail begins to steepen. You will ascend Thulikharka and pass another Chorten. Then you reach to Zatrwa La pass.
- Day 16
Zatrwa La pass to Lukla
Leaving Zatrwa la pass you will see the beautiful Lukla valley. See beautiful peaks like Cho Oyu (8188m), Numbur (6958m), Kongde (6187m) and Kusum Khangru (6367m). You descend down to Chutang and ascend to Lukla. You can spend the remaining time resting or exploring the village. You can also shop for souvenirs during your stay here.
- Day 17
Spare day in Lukla
This day is also set as spare as you might need a day to acclimatize yourself to the change in atmosphere. You can explore the village and take short hikes to nearby places. You are sure to be treated with picturesque villages, exotic wildlife or the magnificent Himalayas here. You can shop for gifts and souvenirs if you haven’t had the chance to do so.
- Day 18
Fly to Kathmandu
Today you will leave Lukla by taking a flight to Kathmandu. On your way, you can see beautiful mountains from the air. Landing in Kathmandu, you will have ample of time to visit places or go to the market to take souvenirs. You can also explore the city and enjoy the nightlife of Kathmandu to spend your final night in Nepal.
- Day 19
You will be escorted to the Tribhuvan International Airport by our company representative for your final departure from Nepal.