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Mera Peak climb with Lower Solu trek

Trip code MSLT01
Package name Mera Peak climb with Lower Solu trek
Duration 20
Max. elevation 6461 m
Level ADVANCE
Transportation Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle and Kathmandu to Phaplu by flight and Lukla to Katmandu by flight&nbsp;<br>Option Kathmandu to phaplu is depend on flight schedule.&nbsp;
Accomodation 3*** based hotel in Kathmandu and tea house, lodge trek during the trip. 
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu - Phaplu - Kaku - Waku - Solaban - sibuje - Najingdingma - Cholemkharka - Khola kharka - Kothe - Thaknak - Khare - Mera Base Camp - High Camp - Mera Summit ( 6,461m.) and back to Khare - Kothe - Thuli kharka - Lukla to Kathmandu.
Cost USD 3,200 per person

Highlights

Overview

Lower Solu Khumbu trek is one of the village or family treks in Nepal. This trek is an excellent opportunity to get soaked up in geographical and cultural diversities that this region has to offer. The famous Sherpa community dominates the major part of the region whereas the lower part of the Solu Khumbu is occupied by the large number of ethnic tribe called Kirat Rai after which other ethnic groups such as Brahmins and Magars are also contributing for the welfare of the same. As a village trek, here we need to hike through several hamlets that have settled on the hills, as a result we will get to experience and learn a lot about the tradition, culture, old monasteries and the lifestyles of the people living there. 

Not to mention the views of the number of the stunning eight thousand of the whole Everest Mountain range including Makalu to the east and Lhotse to the west is always on the top list of the trip highlights as this is where the highest point on Earth stands with pride. This trek could be easy in terms of difficulty level but as we have combined this with the Mera peak climbing, there are certain things that we need to consider such as: Mera is the highest trekking peak of Khumbu region in Nepal as classified by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Mera peak is a great and popular peak among climbers and trekkers. It lies in Makalu Barun National Park, standing at the height of 6476m in Sagarmatha zone of Solukhumbu district.

 It provides you with great mountaineering adventure. It is a climbing adventure and strictly requires you to be in good shape and better physical health. Climbing Mera peak is the opportunity to climb a real peak and bestows you with splendor of great majestic peak such as Mount Everest (8848m), Mt Lhotse (8501m), Mt Choyu (8201m), Mt Amadablan(6818m), Mt Makalu (8463m) and many more. 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Tribhuwan international airport in Kathmandu, Nepal (1350m)

Depending on your arrival timing, our representative will be at the airport to welcome you in Kathmandu. And transfer to your booked hotel. After you have a rest for a while then we will see you again for further program planning and introduces you to our trekking guide.     

Day 2 : Kathmandu to Phaplu (2469m)

Driving time: 7 to 8 hrs

Flight time: 25 min’s

We have a choice either we drive or take a flight to Phaplu. If we take a flight then we can start to trek on the same day whereas we will have to wait for a day more in case we drive. So we can tailor the itinerary as per one’s choice.


Day 3 : Phaplu to Kangku (1995m)

Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs

This is the starting day of our trek and so we will start trekking up towards Sherpa Goan and few other villages to Ratnagi Danda (3000m). Now this spot is one of the best view points for Numbur Himal and others including Everest and Mera Peak range, during spring the down valley look spectacular due to the blooming of rhododendrons and other greeneries. We will then track down to Kangku.


Day 4 : Kangku to Waku (1710m)

Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs

We carry out a trek along the wheat and corn fields for almost 2 hours and a dropping down on a narrow winding path to Dudhkoshi River. We get across and start rising up walking on a similar kind of trail for more than 2 hours to Waku, an area inhabit by a large number of ethnic group called Kiratis. 


Day 5 : Waku to Solaban (2505m)

Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs

We have to walk along the crops fields for hours on a sloppy hills track; we will find stone stairs at some places leading mostly through the jungles till Solaban. Solaban is a Sherpa village where the numbers of farmers are decreasing due to people migrating abroad for work and changing lifestyles to a match a pace with the modern society.


Day 6 : Solaban to Sibuche (2800m)

Trekking time: 5 hrs 

Today’s path is comparatively shorter but a bit difficult as well. This is because we mostly have to walk up through the congested bamboo forest. The path leading through is contracted due to bamboo growing all around the place. After getting through the bamboo forest we will be at Sibuche within an hour.


Day 7 : Sibuche to Najingdinma (2900m)

Trekking time: 4 to 5 hrs

At the beginning we move down to the river gorge and then we will be welcomed by a big hill in front of us. We endure a step by step climb through wheat fields at some places but at the most the trail goes through the jungle until we make it to Najindinma.


Day 8 : Najindinma to Cholemkharka (4000m)

Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs

We continue again on a hill side track for about an hour after which we are to undertake a big climb, we walk up changing directions for short periods through pine and bamboo jungles until Surkela for almost 3 hours. From there we move down a little after which we ascend again through bamboo and rhododendron forest up to Cholemkharka. 


Day 9 : Cholemkharka to Kholakharka (4200m)

Trekking time: 7 to 8 hrs

Today we begin early after the breakfast, after a small session of descending we prepare to get over the two pass at 5100m being one at Panch Pokhari (place with 5 lake), where Shamans and priest comes during a Hindu festival of Janai Purnima to perform a different rituals. We walk down to the river and walk up to the camp site at a stone’s throw distance.


Day 10 : Kholakharka to Kothe (3580m)

Trekking time: 6 hrs

Today we begin walking on a slope hill with junipers scattered aaround the hill, snow covering on the top and with a jungle below 500m for about almost 2 hour. We will then start moving down amidst large jungle of oak and rhododendrons to Inkhu Khola. We keep following the river for an hour to reach the camp site.


Day 11 : Kothe to Thaknak (4350m)

Trekking time: 3 to 4 hrs

Today we trek along the ridge of the Inkhu Khola.  After passing Gondishung, the summer herders’ settlement, you will encounter a 200 year-old Lungsumgba Gompa. Here you will find a rock inscription of Mera Peak along with its route. A short walk takes us to Thaknak, Overnight in Thangnak.


Day 12 : Rest day at Thangnak

Today we may hike up to the nearby hills or up to a lake at 5144m for acclimatization and return to the camp and rest.

Day 13 : Thangnak to Khare (5045m)

Trekking time: 5 hrs

After an early breakfast we start our trek following the lateral moraine of Dig kharka. After some minutes the trail climbs through moraines of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers, and then climbs more steeply to Khare. Overnight at Khare. 


Day 14 : Khare to Mera Base Camp (5300m)

Trekking time: 3 to 4 hrs

Today after breakfast, we will start our trek from khare. We will walk through a steep and difficult trail to reach Mera Peak Base Camp. After reaching the base camp, we will rest for a while and then, further training and preparation for the next big day.  Overnight at Mera Peak Base Camp.


Day 15 : Mera Base Camp to High camp (5,780m)

Trekking time: 4 to 5 hrs

Today we will be taking the route through Mera La pass. The trial is very rocky and difficult, so one must be really careful. We will slowly and carefully make our way to the top, high camp. Once we are here you can have an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse. Overnight at Mera High Camp.


Day 16 : Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m) and back to Khare (5045m)

Walking and climbing time: 8 to 9 hrs

Today is a really big day for us because we will be summiting Mera Peak today. We will wake up at 2 and have our breakfast and start the day. We will slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. After certain walk on the steepy, cold difficult trial the summit appears on a distance. We may attach to a fixed rope to reach the summit depending on the conditions. One can  have a Breath taking views of the Bold mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) and others. Later, we retrace our steps back and descend to Khare. Overnight in Khare. 

Day 17 : Khare to Kothe (3600m)

Trekking time: 4 to 5 hrs

Today we will trek from Khare to Kothe retracing the same trail which we used previously. After reaching Kothe, we will celebrate our success by trying out local delicacies and wines. Overnight in Kothe


Day 18 : Kothe to Thuli kharka (4610m)

Trekkingtime: 5 to 6 hrs

After Breakfast we will trek uphill following the previously used trial. We will pass through beautiful forest of rhododendron, fir and juniper. After reaching Thuli Kharka, we can have views of Mera North, Mera Central and South face. Overnight stay at Thuli kharka.


Day 19 : Thuli Kharka to Lukla

Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs

Today we start our trek by crossing Zatrwa La Pass. After crossing the pass you can have a beautiful view of Lukla Valley which is surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and other Himalayas. This last evening in the mountains is an ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where we can sample some chhyang, try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable trekking and climbing experience. Overnight in Lukla.


Day 20 : Lukla to Kathmandu

Flight time: 35 minutes

We pack up early and head for the airstrip for the flight back to Katmandu.

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