Area: Hinku Valley in the Everest Area
Mera peak is considered one of the major and popular trekking peaks in Nepal. The Peak itself rises to the south of Everest. The ascent of the peak is technically straightforward, however, the heavy snow and the maze of crevasses can make the way longer to the summit. Besides the charming of climbing Mera Peak, the trek to its base camp from Lukla is rewarding for experiencing little-visited and yet unspoilt region of Nepal with densely forested hill sides.
There are several approaches to the base camp besides the easy and normal route which is mentioned below. The routes crossing Amphu Labtsa (5,780m) and the Mingbo La (5,871m) are quite adventurous and rewarding for spectacular scenery but none of them are easy.
North Face Glacier from the Mera La :
The base camp can be set up at 5,300m on the Hongu side in the moraine below the ice. Normally, high camp is set at 5,800m near a rocky outcrop on the Mera Glacier. The high camp proves to be one to the spectacular viewpoints in Nepal offering the panoramic views of Kanchanjunga, Chamlang, Makalu and Baruntse sweeping around from the east and Amadablam, Cho Oyu and Kangtega to the west. The giant faces of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse appear in the north.
There are three main summits which are climbable without much difficulty. The south summit (6,065m) is the most accessible with the Northern Summit (6,476m) , the highest, which can be reached by skirting the Central Summit (6,461m) to the north and following snow ridge to its top. Climbing the middle summit requires ascent up on steep snow and is slightly technical. Mera North is straight-forward to climb.
Itinerary of Singu Chuli In Detail.
Days 01 : Fly Kathmandu to Lukla by flight. Camp at Lukla.
Days 02 - 08 : Trek to Mera Base camp.
Days 09 : Rest and exploration at Base Camp.
Days 10 : Climb to High Camp.
Days 11 : Climb to Mera Peak Summit. Descent to Base Camp.
Days 12 - 17 : Return trek to Lukla.
Days 18 : Lukla - Kathmandu by flight
Includes & Excludes
Cost Includes in this program:
Full camping trek arrangement ( guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters, all meals, cooking and camping equipment ).
Peak permit fee.
Climbing guide and his equipment allowance
High altitude tent, ropes, snow bars, gas (high fuel) & high food.
National Park or Conservation area entrance fee.
Airport arrival and departure
Air transfer as per the schedule
All land transfers as per the schedule.
The cost does not include the expenses of personal nature, personal climbing gear, rescue by helicopter and accident insurance.