Mera Peak via Arun Valley

USD 3,255
  • Activities
    Mera Peak via Arun Valley
  • Max Elevation
    6, 461m at Mera Peak
  • Trip Duration
    22 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Technical Adventure
  • Lodging
    Eco Lodges + Tented Camp
  • Meals
    Full board on trek, Breakfast in City
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle & flight
  • Communication
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2
  • Best Season
    Spring and Autumn
  • Per Day Walk
    Approx. 4 - 6 Hours

Trip Highlights of Mera Peak Arun Valley :

  • Enjoy a short  flight to Tumlingtar & return flight to Kathmandu from Lukla 
  • Experience Nepal’s highest trekking peak “Mera Peak 6654m” and “Mera La 5415m” via Arun Valley.
  • Ruler village of Sherpa and Rai peoples from low warm area to Arctic zone.
  • Witness panoramic views over the world’s highest mountain range, superb excursion to high alpine valleys as well as flora and faunas  

Introduction :

Mera Peak via Arun Valley – Nepal’s highest and popular trekking peak that provides the Wonderful trekking and peak climbing experience on the lap of high Himalayan range with fascinating contrast to the high mountain scenery. The trek offers the scenery of the landscapes at various levels from the low sub-tropic Arun valley all the way to Mera peak area at Khumbu region.  The trek covers the ample time exploring rural traditional villages and monasteries and in the hospitality of the local villagers.

This spectacular trek with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts after the scenic flight to Tumlingtar and leads towards Mera in Khumbu region & climb to Mera peak a mesmerizing adventure of a lifetime.  The trek climbs gradually by the Arun River on the less frequented area and then the adventure finally brings you at Hinku Valley after walking through the virgin forest of rhododendrons, oaks, and pines.

The trail heading towards higher valley to near arctic landscapes, leaving the tree-lines and vegetation behind for the adventurous climb of Mera Peak at 6,654 meters one of the highest trekking peak in Nepal, located and hidden in the remote area of Khumbu. The climb to the summit is technically straightforward on a long glacier.

At the summit enough time to enjoy the surrounding tremendous panorama of mountains, including the top five 8000 meters Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Mt. Cho Oyu. After the great adventurous time, our journey heads back to Lukla for the sweeping flight to Kathmandu, back to Kathmandu after the achievement of a lifetime experience to Mera Peak climb from the lowlands of Arun Valley with Nepal Guide Treks & Expeditions.

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Please Visit: Peak Climbing Gears and Equipment and Essential Tools & Gear for Trekking

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and Transfer to Hotel

    Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to the hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team.

    Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner 

  • Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

    Click here for detail info about world heritage sites of UNESCO in Nepal
    Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.

    Meals: BB Plan

  • Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar [518m/1700ft] [45 min flight] & Trek to Katike Ghat [457m/1499ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]

    Today we will take a scenic flight from Kathmandu flying east towards Tumlingtar’s grass airstrip. From Tumlingtar we will start our trek with a gentle climb through terraced farmlands and head towards the crossing of a long and low suspension bridge over Arun River. Short trekking from there we lead us to the village of Katike Ghat situated on the banks of Arun River.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 04: Trek from Katike Ghat to Ghothe Bazaar [1030m/3378ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    From Katike Ghat we will trek along the terraced farmlands and pass through the village of Balawa Besi. We will continue to trek through dense forest and the Rai village of Marduwa. From there we will follow the trail that goes along the north shore of Irkhu Khola to arrive at Ghothe Bazaar.

    Accommodation: Tented camp
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 05: Trek from Gothe Bazaar to Salpa Phedi [1250m/4100ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    We continue on our trail that passes through dense forest and the villages of Tendor and Tallo Phedi. We will see houses with slate rooftops while we walk along with the village areas. Our trail climbs through terraced farmlands with breathtaking views of Irkhuwa valley. We continue our trek by crossing the river over a bamboo bridge before arriving at Salpa Phedi.

    Accommodation: Tented camp
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 06: Trek from Salpa Phedi to Ghorase [1820m/5969ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    From Salpa Phedi we will make an easy ascent to the village of Thulo Fokte and then continue to walk through dense forest filled with rhododendron, oak, birch before descending down to Bilbate. From there we will follow a rather easy trail that leads to the tiny stone village of Ghorase.

    Accommodation: Tented camp
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 07: Trek from Ghorase to Guidel [2230m/7314ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]

    Leaving Ghorase we will gradually ascend to the top of Salpa pass at 3350 meters and then descend down to Hongu Khola through dense forest before traversing a huge rock painted with Buddhist mantra. Further trekking through the forested valley will lead us to the village of Guidel which is largely inhabited by Rai ethnic community.

    Accommodation: Tented camp
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 08: Trek from Guidel to Khiraule [2759m/9049ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]

    We start our trek by crossing the bridge over Hinku River and head towards the village of Bung. This region is well known for rice production with one of the most fertile regions in Nepal. We will continue our uphill trekking from Bung for about an hour as we approach Khiraule.

    Accommodation: Tented camp
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 09: Trek from Khiraule to Cholam [3280m/10758ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    From Khiraule we will have a rather easy trek on the trail that passes through serene forest and untouched wilderness. We will continue trekking until we reach a good camping site near Cholam.

    Accommodation: Tented camp
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 10: Trek from Cholam to Khola Kharka [3345m/10971ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    Leaving Cholam we will descend through some scattered settlements before climbing up an easy gradient over a crest towards the lakes of Panch Pokhari – five sacred lakes. From here we can get magnificent views of surrounding high peaks. This is a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. From there a short downhill descent will lead us to Khola Kharka.

    Accommodation: Tented camp
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 11: Trek from Khola Kharka to Mosom Kharka [3500m/11480ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    From Khola Kharka we will continue our trekking by following the trail that climbs steeply towards the main Hinku valley. We will continue our trek with several ups and downs through dense forest areas. We will have great views of surrounding natural wonders while trekking today. After a couple of hours trekking, we head towards Mosom Kharka for our overnight camping.

    Accommodation: Tented camp
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 12: Trek from Mosom Kharka to Thangna [4650m/15252ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]

    We will head north from Mosom Kharka following the trail that goes along the west bank of Hinku Khola. We will pass through several grazing grounds in the Upper Hinku valley. After several hours of uphill trekking, we will head towards the summer settlement of Thangna and cross a single plank bridge at Gondishung to reach our camping site near Thangna.

    Accommodation: Tented camp
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 13: Trek from Thangna to Khare Base Camp [5000m/16400ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    Leaving Thangna we will continue to follow the trail that ascends gradually all the way to Khare. We will take it slowly, with frequent stops and incredible views of surrounding peaks. After a few hours of tiring trek, we will arrive at Khare. From Khare, the beautiful north face of Mera Peak is seen.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 14: Acclimatization/Rest at Khare Base Camp.

    Acclimatization is very essential for avoiding mental and physical illness. It is equally important for ensuring successful climb of the Mera peak summit. Hence, we will take a day rest here at Khare base camp for acclimatization and exploration before continuing our climbing trek to higher altitudes.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 15: Trek from Khare Base Camp to Mera High Camp [5700m/18696ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    Leaving the base camp we will follow the trail that is a gradual climbing all the way. We head for the crossing of Mera La pass at 5410 meters. The pass is a rounded snow col that bridges with the main sweep of Mera Glacier to the south. The views from here will make you speechless as you get magnificent views of Everest, Makalu, Baruntse, Kusum Kanguru and many other mountains. As soon as we reach the high camp, we will quickly set up our camp and make a necessary check on our health conditions and our Sherpa crew will start fixing ropes and other climbing gears required for summiting the peak.

    Tented camp
    All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner] 

  • Day 16: Summit to Mera Peak [6461m/21192ft] descent to Khare [8-9 hrs Climb]

    Fully acclimatized and properly equipped with all the necessary gears, we start early and follow the footsteps of our experienced climbing experts. The climb to the summit of Mera starts gradually and much will depend on snow and general weather conditions. The central summit will soon appear above the head of a wide glacier flanked by two ridges. We climb the centre of this over open snowfields and avoiding crevasses.

    The route then swings south-east, skirting below and to the east of the left-hand ridge before turning back rightwards towards the main summit ridge of Mera Peak. Once at the top we are rewarded with great views of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Chamlang, Makalu, Baruntse, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Kangtena, Ama Dablam and other high peaks. After spending some quality time at the top, we will retrace our steps back and make a descent all the way to reach Khare.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner] 

  • Day 17: Trek from Khare to Kothe [4182m/13716ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    After having achieved the summit of Mera Peak, we will continue our return trek as we follow the trail that goes along with a gradual descent path passing through the village of Tangnang. This is a small village where we will trek through the open fields and yak settlement areas. To reach Kothe we will follow the same trail and trek through a dense forest covered with fir and rhododendron trees.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 18: Trek from Kothe to Tuli Kharka [4100m/13448ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    From Kothe, we will follow the trail that goes steeply up all the way towards Tuli Kharka. During the trek, we will continue to trek through additional forest and green hills with great views of surrounding valleys and mountains.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner] 

  • Day 19: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] via Zatrawala Pass [4600m/15088ft] [6 hrs Trek]

    Leaving Tuli Kharka we trek through forests of fir, rhododendron, oak, juniper and head towards the crossing of Zatrawala Pass at 4600 meters. From the top of the pass, we will make a gradual downhill descend all the way to reach Lukla. After arriving at Lukla, we can relax and take a walk around the small town after having completed the last day of our trek.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner] 

  • Day 20: Flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu [45 minutes] and transfer to hotel

    We take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenic mountain flight after the wonderful trekking of Arun valley and achievement of Mera Peak summit with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan 

  • Day 21: Free day at leisure

    You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

  • Day 22: International departure from Kathmandu

    Our Airport representative will drop you at the airport as per your flight schedule.

    Check out equipment lists requires for Peak climbing.

What's included?
  • 3 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Kathmandu-Tumlingtar & Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • All ground transportation by the private vehicle including airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Climbing and trekking permits for Mera Peak Climbing and Arun Valley Everest Region Trekking
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trekking & Climbing – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • The required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipment and camping equipment during the climbing period
  • General first aid kids
  • Insurance, clothing, and salary for staffs
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government taxes and necessary paperwork
What's not included?
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

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Sophisticated hotels and resorts from the normal tourist standard category to five-star categories are available in Kathmandu for your accommodation, where you can choose your suitable one. But you will not have those star rated accommodations during the trekking and climbing period, even this Mera Peak Climbing via Arun has not any accessibility of such tea house/lodges too. During the entire trekking periods and climbing periods, we have to stay in tented camps which set up by our Sherpa crew. All accommodations can be Single/Double/Triple or twin sharing basis as per your preference.
Our each and every trekking and peak climbing package trips are inclusive of all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) including the package trip of this Mera Peak Climbing via Arun Valley during the entire trekking and climbing period, apart from the BB plan stay in Kathmandu. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same tented Camp where we spent overnight and Lunch will be en-route of trekking towards next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc. During the entire trek and climbing period, our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp as in the tea house trek and restaurants in cities; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears and kitchen equipment from available places but we are sure we will provide as many services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome.
Physical Conditions and Experience Required: 
Every Peak Climbing is a technical adventure activity in Nepal which requires previous trekking experience and technical skills about peak climbing gears to have a successful summit. The trip is very suitable for adventure motivated trekkers who have the ability to walk in snows ridges and adventurous trails. Walking in high altitudes might attract by high altitude sickness, a slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every adventure seekers who are planning to come to Nepal for trekking adventure to do daily around an hour physical workout (jogging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks.
Best Seasons for Mera Peak Climbing via Arun Valley:
Peak Climbing in Nepalese mountain is seasonal. Basically, 3 months in autumn – September, October & November and 3 months in spring – March, April & May are the perfect time for this Mera Peak via Arun Valley adventure holiday. During the time, the weather would be clear, sunny and warm in the Himalayas thus we can have great views of mountains. Monsoon season three months (June, July, and August) will be ruined by rains.
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One Month (Four Weeks) – 50 USD

Three Month (90 Days) – 125 USD

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