Mera Peak Climbing via Phaplu - 21 Days

  • Trip Code HTA-41
  • Duration: 21 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
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About Trip:

“Never say 'no' to adventures. Always say 'yes,' otherwise you'll lead a very dull life.”-Ian Fleming

Mera peak via Phaplu is one of the most amazing and adventurous trip in the Solukhumbu district of our country. Mera lies in Barun National park, which is a different route starting from Phaplu. Mera peak stands at the altitude of 6461 meters. To reach Mera peak we have to climb through beautiful hills and valleys.  Starting our trip with a sightseeing in the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu, we make our grand walk to the Land of Himalayas. We don't take our way to the center of Everest region. But we rather take a turn through the the forests in the Barun National park. There are only some teahouses with simple quality. So, the trip is also going to be a bit of a challenge for us.  

We, the Himalayan Traverse Adventure have designed this trip for adventure lovers and it was gives one a proper acclimatization and hiking experience. Mera peak climb via Phaplu takes you from the lowlans to the top of Mera peak with slow, gradual and interesting increase in the alitude which make the trip more safer from alititude sickness, fun and adventurous too. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and a brief discussion on trip (1,300m/4,264 ft.)

Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03 : Early morning drive to Phaplu (2,600m/8,530 ft.): 9-10 hrs walk 

Day 04 : Trek to Ringmo (2,800m/9,186 ft.): 3-4 hrs walk 

Day 05 : Trek to Nunthala

Day 06 : Trek to Kharikhola (2,010m/6,594 ft.) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 07 : Trek to Pangum (2,846m/9,337ft): 5-6 hours

Day 08 : Trek to Nashing Dingma (2,591m/8,500ft): 4-5 hours

Day 09 : Trek Dingma to Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft): 7-8 hours

Day 10 : Trek to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft): 6-7 hours

Day 11 : Trek to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft): 3-4 hours

Day 12 : Trek to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hours

Day 13 : Khare: Acclimatization and pre–climb training

Day 14 : Trek to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 6-7 hours

Day 15 : Climb to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft): 8-9 hours

Day 16 : Reserve Day for Contingency

Day 17 : Trek back to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hours

Day 18 : Trek back to Zatrwa La pass (4600 m/14720 ft): 5-6 hours

Day 19 : Trek back to Lukla: 6-7 hours

Day 20 : Fly back to Kathmandu: 45 min flight

Day 21 : Final departure 


Cost Includes:

  • Domestic flight services between Lukla to Kathmandy
  • International & domestic airport transfers from and to Hotel
  • All ground transportations in tourist vehicles as per itinerary
  • Accommodation in star level hotel with bed and breakfast facility in Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) while trekking as indicated by the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in twin sharing basis tents or local lodges/guesthouses while trekking
  • Tents of good quality similar to North Face
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking and climbing related permits and fees like National Park Permit, TIMS, Island Peak climbing permit, etc.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu with entrance fees
  • Professional, government licensed, helpful and English speaking guide/s with necessary porters (1 porter per two members)
  • First Aid Medical Kit box during the trip
  • All costs of Nepalese staffs including their wages, insurance, food and accommodation, domestic flights, transportation and other related costs.
  • Himalayan Traverse Adventure duffel bags and T-shirts
  • Government and local taxes as per itinerary
  • Arrangements for rescue and travel
  • Some necessary group equipment like ropes, ice-screw, snow bar for climbing

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfares to and from Nepal.
  • Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fees
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any reason than scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal Extra expenses by member like Laundry fees, drinks, phone calls, shower, etc.
  • All foods and beverages other than on the itinerary.
  • Personal climbing gears and equipment.
  • Good Tips for guides, porters and drivers

Trip Map

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and a brief discussion on trip (1,300m/4,264 ft.)

Welcome to Nepal, the Land of Himalayas! Upon your arrival our representative from Himalayan Traverse will welcome to you at the airport and take you to your respective hotel. As it is the first day, we will make you brief introduction on your trip and your guide/s too. At the evening we will host a welcome dinner offering typical Nepalese cuisine in one of the finest Nepalese Restaurants in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

-Bed and Breakfast, Dinner

Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After breakfast in the morning we start a small sightseeing in Kathmandu in the three famous UNESCO World heritage enlisted sites: “Pashupatinath Temple” the biggest temple for Hindus, “Swayambhunath Stupa” also known as the monkey temple which is one of the famous religious stupa for Buddhists and “Boudhanath Stupa” the biggest Stupa in Nepal located in Kathmandu. After this short visit to religious sites we make early preparations for our trip and make sure everything is okay. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

-Bed and Breakfast

Day 03 : Early morning drive to Phaplu (2,600m/8,530 ft.) : 9-10 hrs walk 

Our today’s destination is Phaplu, Sherpa village which lies approximately 183 km east from Kathmandu. We head out early in the morning from Kathmandu in a local/Tourist vehicle. After reaching in the village of Phaplu, we meet the rest of our staff and porters. You then trek over a gentle ascending path all the way to Takshindu Gumba. Overnight at Phaplu.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04 : Trek to Ringmo (2,800m/9,186 ft.) : 3-4 hrs walk 

Our today’s trail follows the way through the pine and rhododendron forests. As we walk through path with meadows we reach Ringmo, a small Sherpa village after three or four hours of a straight walk. We can see there amazing apply and peach orchards. Overnight at Ringmo.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Day 05 : Trek to Nunthala

Today making ups and downs in the hills through the village routes, we make our way for Nunthala. Hiking though these gives us refreshment and gives us experience of Nalese typical village life. Overnight at Nunthala.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06 : Trek to Kharikhola (2,010m/6,594 ft.) 5-6 hrs walk

Today we make a steep way through lush trees forest again. After crossing a suspension bridge we reach a place called Nunthala. From there we walk along with Dudhkoshi river by our side. As we get nearer to Kharikhola, we can see beautiful fields of barley, wheat and maize. Overnight at Kharikhola.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07 : Trek to Pangum (2,846m/9,337ft) : 5-6 hours

Our today's destination of Pangum. Our way is through the rhododendron and bamboo forests with the amazing mountain trail which fills us with excitement and the natural beauty of the places gives us refreshment. Overnight At Pangum.

-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08Trek to Nashing Dingma (2,591m/8,500ft) : 4-5 hours

Day 09 : Trek to Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft) : 7-8 hours

Day 10 : Trek to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft) : 6-7 hours

Day 11 :  Trek to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft) : 3-4 hours

Day 12Trek to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft) : 2-3 hours

Day 13Khare : Acclimatization and pre–climb training

Day 14 : Trek to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft) : 6-7 hours

Day 15Climb to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft) : 8-9 hours

Day 16Reserve Day for Contingency

Day 17Trek back o Kothe (3600m/11808ft) : 4-5 hours

Day 18Trek back to Chhatra La pass (4600 m/14720 ft) : 5-6 hours

Day 19Trek back to Lukla : 6-7 hours

Day 20 : Fly back to Kathmandu : 45 min flight

As today we have to fly back to Kathmandu, we wake up early in the morning and make our early flight in Kathmandu. During the day you could take rest or buy yourself some souvenirs. On the occasion of our successful trip there will be a dinner conducted by us in the evening.

-Bed and Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 21 : Final departure 

Today we will be biding you farewell. We will be hoping that you will come back to Nepal again for another adventurous trip. We will take you to the International airport some hours before the scheduled flight and finally you will depart back for your homeland!


(Note: Booking must be confirmed 6 months before in advance)

You must bring the important documents mentioned below in your trip.

  • Valid Passport with 2 pp sized photos
  • Proof of insurance and visa form
  • International air tickets
  • Enough cash which can be exchanged once you reach Kathmandu
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

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