Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
You will be met at the airport and transferred to hotel.
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu for equipment check
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Chhutenga (3000m)
We fly to Lukla early in the morning upon arrival in Lukla. From Lukla, we start our trek towards the east where our last stop will be Chhutenga. You will see several small Sherpa settlements along the way passing through mani walls and stupas. Eventually, you will walk through rhododendron and pine forests below the Kalo Himal Ridge. While there are many trails along the way, just follow your guide and you will reach Chhutenga after a trek of about 4-5 hours. You will spend the night at a lodge in Chhutenga.
Day 04: Trek to Tulikharka (4320m) via Zatrwa la (4600m)
We climb up a steep hill and go over the Zatrawala Pass (4600m). It’s a tough climb but the views of Kongdi Ri and Karyolang Peak and other numerous peaks make it worth it. From the top, it is an easy descent of 1 to 2 hours to Tulikharka. You will spend the night at a lodge here.
Day 05: Trek to Khote (3600m)
We head into the Hinku Valley of the Khumbu region today, reaching our destination Kothe in 6 to 7 hours. There are mountain views you can enjoy along the way today with regular uphill and downhill trails. Forests of rhododendron, pine, and oak line your trail as you eventually make your way to Hinku Valley. You willalso get your first glimpse of Mera Peak (6461m) and other snow-capped mountains. After a descent down to the Hinku riverbed, you will make a final uphill push to reach your destination for the night: Kothe. Enjoy your stay here at a lodge and at the remote wilderness that surrounds you.
Day 06: Trek to Thangnak (4350m)
The 4 to 5 hours trek to Thangnak is an intriguing one. After breakfast, you make your way to the Hinku riverbed walking under the shadow of the mystical Mera Peak. Passing through the settlement of Gondishung, you will come across Lungsumgba Gomba, a two-century-old monastery. It is said that lighting a candle or lamp at the monastery will make the Mera Peak summit a success so be sure to do that! The way to Thangnak is relatively smooth after this and while Thangnak is a pasture intended for yaks to graze in the summers, there are some lodges open for trekkers and climbers. You will be spending the night at a lodge in Thangnak.
Day 07: Trek to Khare (5100m)
Passing through steep moraine trails and glaciers, today will be difficult but as long as you go slowly, you will reach your destination, Khare, safe and sound within 5-6 hours. After passing through the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers, you will have a steep uphill climb of 3-4 hours until you reach Khare. Once you reach Khare, you will get majestic views of Mera Peak. We will be resting in Khare for two days to acclimatize and ready ourselves for the climb.
Day 08: Rest and acclimatization day at Khare
We will be resting in Khare to acclimatize and prepare ourselves for the climb to Mera Peak. You are free to explore the area but we advise you to rest and recover.
Day 09: Climb to Mera High Camp (5780m)
Today is the day we go to Mera High Camp, one step closer to our summit attempt at Mera Peak. It is a long day where we pass through Mera Base Camp (5300m) by climbing up Mera Glacier as well as Mera La Pass. After a steep ascent of 6-7 hours, we reach Mera High Camp and set up camp for the night, ready for the adventure in store for you tomorrow. Views of world- renowned peaks such as Everest, Nuptse, Baruntse, Chamlang, and Makalu are waiting for you at Mera High Camp.
Day 10: Climb Mera Peak (6476m) and descend to Kongmadingma (4950m)
It is a strenuous climb up glaciers and ridges but the summit of Mera Peak boasts of awe-inspiring views of the world’s tallest peaks such as Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga as well as Nuptse and Chamlang. After spending some time at the summit, you will descend to Khongmadingma for another 5-6 hours where we set up camp for the night.
Day 11: Trek to Seto Pokhari (5035m) via Honku Valley
As you leave for Sanch Pokhari and enter Honku Valley, you will come across remote trails and challenging paths. However, the views of the Himalayas, especially of your destination, Baruntse, never leave your view. Views of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse are never far as you reach Panch Pokhari after trekking for 5 to 6 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Baruntse Base Camp (5400m)
You will leave for Baruntse Base Camp from Panch Pokhari, which stands for ‘Five Lakes’, which are lakes in the Honku Basin. Passing by magnificent views of the Himalayan Mountains, you will pass by these pristine lakes and traverse through snow and ice ridges until you reach Baruntse Base Camp where you will set up camp for the night.
Day 13-23: Climbing Period (9 days)
Rest day – Puja – climbing training
First Rotation○– Climb to camp I (6143m)- overnight ○– Touch Camp II (6752m)
○– Descend back to basecamp
Rest and prepare for the summit push
Summit push○– Climb to camp I (overnight)
○– Climb to Camp II (overnight)
○– Camp II to Summit and descend back to Camp II ○– Descend to base camp
Packing and clearing the Base camp after the summit
Day 24: Return to Baruntse Base Camp (5400m)
After your summit attempt (or success), we will clean up after ourselves in a bid to conserve the mountains for future expeditions and to make our expedition an eco-friendly one.
Day 25: Heli Fly from Baruntse Base Camp to Lukla, Flight to Kathmandu
After a short heli flight, back to Lukla . explore Lukla
Day 26 : you will take a schedule flight back to Kathmandu