This is a superb opportunity to climb the highest trekking peak in the Himalaya - the sensational, Mera Peak (6,476m). The journey to the mountain follows a different trail to that of the more frequented route towards Everest, across the remote and remarkable Hinku valley to the mountains base camp.
The climb is not technical, but you will need good adaptation to altitude and basic knowledge of ice-axe and crampon techniques. However, it is worth every effort as from the summit on a clear day you can see five of the world's 8,000m peaks in all their glory - Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Kanchenjunga.
An expedition to Mera Peak (6,476m) is your opportunity to summit the tallest trekking peak in the Nepali Himalayas in true expedition style.
The major benefit of choosing Mera Peak as your objective is that the climb itself is technically very easy and is a sterling choice for anyone with a moderate level of mountaineering experience and wants to plant their crampons on a fine mountain. Whilst technically easy, the challenges involved remain appropriate adaptation to the altitude, but with enough time scheduled the trek and climb to the summit are an absolute wonder.
We carefully design the route with a steady ascent and enough contingency days to allow plenty of time for acclimatization. Heading up via the Hinku Valley and Zatra La Pass gives you the advantage of passing through charming villages and beautiful wildernesses which few people get to enjoy.
- Summit the highest and mightiest trekking peak in the Nepali Himalaya - Mera Peak (6,476m)
- Standing on Mera Peak's broad summit offers views of five of the worlds 8,000m mountains - Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu & Kanchenjunga
- Experience a true style of a Himalayan expedition that includes the use of crampons, ice axes and ascenders which are suitable for anyone with a moderate mountaineering background
- We avoid the crowds by using a different strategy and route to maximise the experience - routing via the remote Hinku Valley which is home to charming local villages
SUGGESTED DAY-TO-DAY ITINERARY
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Peak permit procedure, sightseeing in Kathmandu valley's major places, welcome dinner.
Day 03: Early morning fly to Lukla, start trek to Chutange
Day 04: Walk up to 4,200m for acclimatization
Day 05: Chutanga- Thuli Kharka (4,300m)
Day 06: Thuli Kharka- Mosom Kharka (3,700m)
Day 07: Mosom Kharka- Thangnak (4,350m)
Day 08: Rest day for acclimatization
Day 09: Thangnak- Khare (5,000m)
Day 10: Khare- Mera La (5,400m)
Day 11: Mera LA- High Camp (5,800m)
Day 12/13: SUMMIT DAY, a day spare for bad weather/illness
Day 14/18: Walk back to Lukla via Zatra Teng
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 20: Free day at KTM -sightseeing tour
Day 21: Fly back to home
Fully Private Expeditions from:
£3,395 per person (Land-only / based on two adventurers)
- All internal flights and taxes
- Return airport transfers
- All relevant surface transport
- 4 Star accommodation in Kathmandu
- In-country support
- Permits, Peak permits, National Park Entrance/Conservation Fees, local staff insurance
- Private guiding, vehicle transportation and entrance fees for any sightseeing excursions
- Professional expedition/running guide, cook, porters, yaks and supporting Sherpa staff on organised treks and professional expedition/running guide, supporting porter and yaks on lodge treks
- All accommodation (lodge/tented) & all meals while on the trek
- Portable Altitude Chamber and Oximeter on high treks (above 4000metres)
- International flights/ travel to and from Kathmandu
- Travel Insurance (obligatory)
- Visas (US$40 per person for 30 days)
- Tips to local guides (discretionary)
- Alcohol & Soft Drinks
- Personal equipment (we can arrange hire if necessary)
- Any costs of a personal nature
- Selected meals in Kathmandu
- Water treatment pills/boiled water/bottled water
- In case of bad weather - Heli cost at $500p/person to share a flight or $3000 charter to carry up to 5 people
White Tiger’s private expeditions are designed to be achieved by anyone who has a good level of fitness and for those who look after themselves through healthy living. The climb to Mera Peak involves many days of trekking where on average you will walk between 3-8 hours a day. The biggest challenge remains, as always, being able to adapt to the altitude - 6,476m is very high and is the highest trekking peak in Nepal- we always allow for plenty of acclimatisation days set aside on the way up which allows you to be in the best shape possible for summit day.
The provision of tea houses in general in the is region is good with a variety of choice and quality, we look to include the very best lodges to allow for maximum comfort and enjoyment. At times, particularly in this remoter corner of the Khumbu tea houses take a more basic stance where hot water is hard to come by and general facilities are more rudimentary.
At the mountains base camp we adopt an expedition camping approach with in-situ chefs cooking a mixture of tasty European and Nepali style meals. The always use top quality provisions that withstand the harsh mountain environments that the Himalayas can give us.
Tackling the summit of Mera Peak is a long, tiring day, but with proper personal preparation, local training on the use of crampons, ice axes and ascenders (refer to our White Tiger Training Pack) and the use of the correct gear will maximise your enjoyment of the climb. You will require the use of an ice axe/ascender and crampons on the climb which means prior experience of expeditions/treks above 5,000m, is beneficial but not essential.