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Mera Peak Climbing and Hinku Valley Trekking

"hidden Hinku valley, amazing traditional Buddhist culture of the Highlanders - Sherpa"

Peak Climbing
Trip Destination
Trip Location
Mera Peak
Trip Basis
Trip Grade
Moderate & Adventurous, PD (French / Swiss alpine system)
Highest Elevation
6,470 m
Total Trip
Moderate & Adventurous, PD (French / Swiss alpine system)
All season except mid June to August.
Trekking around world’s highest Mt. Everest at 8,848 m / 29,028 ft from Himalayan mediterranean climate, alpine to arctic climate zone awesome scenery of world’s highest peaks and in the hidden Hinku valley, amazing traditional Buddhist culture of the Highlanders ‘Sherpa’ sweeping scenic flight both ways with parallel views of snow capped peaks great classic alpine climb of Mera Peak on the east of Khumbu at Hinku Valley.
Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition offers an outstanding exotic trek and climb destination to Mera Peak & Hinku Valley around the least explored areas of Hinku valley, where you will be surrounded by awesome high peaks within its amazing landscapes from both side of high eastern Khumbu.
On this trek and climb to Mera Peak & Hinku Valley and towards hidden area of Hinku and with the climb marvel the scenery from Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft) Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft) and Lho - La or Khumbutse peak (6,036 m - 19,992ft) Mt. Lingtren (6,749 m / 22,142 ft) Chnagtse ( 7,583 m / 25,230 ft) Mt. Pumori (7,161 m / 25,772 ft)  Ama Dablam ( 6,812 m / 22,480 ft) Kangtenga (6,782 m / 22, 380 ft) Tharmarserku ( 6,623 m / 21, 855 ft) Kwangde (6,011 m / 19,837 ft) Kusum Khanguru (6,373 m / 21,030 ft) holy peak of Khumbi-la (5,761 m / 19,012 ft) and as far world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu (8,463 m / 27, 766 ft) with trekking peaks Island Peak / Imjatse (6,160 m / 20,328ft) Lobuje Peak (6,119 m / 20,192 ft) Pokhalde ( 5,806 m / 19,159 ft) and many other smaller unnamed peaks and as far to Mt. Kanchenjunga in the far east horizon.  
Trek and climb to Mera Peak at 6,470 m and Hinku Valley one of the least traveled area however, its slowly getting popular due to its accessibility from the small airstrip at Lukla or from the classic trail Jiri, our trek to Mera Peak & Hinku Valley starts and concludes at picturesque touristic town at Lukla, the trek is moderate in the beginning and to adventurous where all types of travelers can join in this wonderful walking journey and the time duration taking just for 2 weeks in the comfort of warm cozy camping facilities along the route. 
Mera Peak & Hinku Valley one of the highest trekking peak of Nepal, situated in one of the remote isolated area of Khumbu. The trek starts from the village of Lukla, the gate-way to Everest. The trek from here leads to the adjoining high mountain hills of Naulekh, on leaving the last human settlement, heading east to a steep climb of three hours to the top of the ridge. From here, it’s a steep descent to the hidden valley of Hinku, as the bottom is reached, the valley, a pleasant walk takes you through the serene forest of pines and rhododendron with grazing pastures and meadows, then a high camp at 5,800 meter at the foot of the Mera Peak. The climb to the summit is technically straight forward on a long glacier. At the summit, we will have time to immerse ourselves with the surrounding beauty and a panorama of the mountains, including the top five 8000 meter Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Mt.Cho-Oyu.
After a great climb with tremendous panorama of surrounding high snow capped peaks and valleys, on the climb our expert guide will support you all the way to the summit top, and then slowly with a scenic walk ending this beautiful and awesome trek and climb at Lukla for sweeping short flight back to Kathmandu for your international flight after a memorable time with Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition trek and climb of Mera Peak & Hinku Valley.
Day 01:          Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:          Half tour and trip preparations to Mera peak climb.
Day 03:          Fly to Lukla 2,800m and trek to Chutanga 3,430m - 04 hrs.
Day 04:          Trek to Tuli Kharka 4,300 m - 06 hrs.
Day 05:          Trek to Mousum Kharka 3,430 m - 04 hrs.
Day 06:          Trek to Tagnag 4,360 m - 05 hrs.
Day 07:          Rest day for acclimatization.
Day 08:          Trek to Khare 5,000 m - 05 hrs.
Day 09:          Trek to Mera Base Camp 5, 300 m - 04 hrs
Day 10:          Trek and climb to High Camp 5,780 m - 04 hrs
Day 11:          Climb Mera Summit 6,461 m / 21, 1907 ft - 08 hrs
Day 12:          Reserve and contingency day in case of bad weather condition.
Day 13:          Trek to Khothey 3,600 - 06 hrs.
Day 14:          Trek to Thuli Kharka 4,200 m - 05 hrs.
Day 15:          Trek back to Lukla - 07 hrs.
Day 16:          Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels,
Day 17:          In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour.
Day 18:          International departure for home ward bound.

LOCATION:            Sagarmatha National Park is located to the Northeast of Kathmandu in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The park includes the highest peak in the world,
Mt.Sagarmatha (Everest), and several other well-known peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyo, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Thermasarkhu, Kwangde, Khangtiaga and Gyachung Kang. The park was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 1979.
FEATURES: The Mountains of Sagarmatha National Park are geologically young and broken up by deep gorges and glacial valleys. Vegetation includes pine and hemlock forests at lower altitudes, fir, juniper, birch and rhododendron woods, scrub and alpine plant communities, and bare rock and snow.
The famed bloom of rhododendrons occurs during spring (April and May) although other flora is mostly colorful during the monsoon season (June to August)
Wild animals most likely to be seen in the park are the Himalayan thar, ghoral, serow and musk deer. The snow leopard and Himalayan black bear are present but rarely sighted. Other mammals rarely seen are the weasel, marten, Himalayan mouse hare (pika), jackal and languor monkey.
The park is populated by approximately 3,000 of the famed Sherpa people whose lives are interwoven with the teaching of Buddhism. The main settlements are Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Khunde, Thame, Thyangboche, Pangboche and Phortse. The economy of the Khumbu Sherpa community has traditionally been heavily based on trade and livestock herding.
But with the coming of international mountaineering expeditions since 1950 and the influx of foreign trekkers, the Sherpa economy today is becoming increasingly dependent on tourism.
Extension trip within Kathmandu and beyond:
Para Gliding - Bungy Jumping - Cannoning - Rafting at Upper Sun-kosi
(Bhote-kosi) Trisuli River-Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park or tours in Kathmandu-Bhaktapur & Patan ( Lalitpur)
For more information and trip details please contact us:
Day 01:          Meet in Kathmandu after arrival from international flight.
Rendezvous in Kathmandu where you will be joined with other members of the trekking team on reaching respective hotels, our guide or group leader will brief information regarding your trekking with do’s and don’ts.
Day 02:          In Kathmandu half day tour and trip preparations.
We have allowed a day in Kathmandu with optional tour of heritage sites around places of interest with rest of the day for preparations to hire and buy climbing / trekking equipments and to obtain the climbing permits before trip departure.
Day 03:          Fly to Lukla 2,830 m & trek to Chutanga 3,430m - 04 hrs.
Mornings, taking a scenic flight to Lukla with overwhelming views of parallel mountain range, after 30 mins of great flight arriving at Lukla, with short break carry on trekking towards Chutanga for overnight stop passing through many farm lands a moderate walk with few short ups overlooking beautiful scenery along the route and then camping in complete isolation in the green alpine woods.
Day 04:          Trek to Tuli Kharka 4,300 m - 06 hrs.
After the first camp of this adventure walk continues with a climb across Kalo Himal ridge line of Nau Lekh high rocky range, that separates Khumbu and Hinku valley and towards west of Makalu area, after a strenuous climb reaching the ridge top festooned with prayer flags at 4,450 meters, this top pass is Zatrwa Og, and then crossing again to Zatrwa-La at 4,600 meters, with views across Dudh Kosi river valley and of Karyolung and Lumding Himal, and then descend to camp at Tuli Kharka a summer pasture area.
Day 05:          Trek to Mousum Kharka 3,430m - 04 hrs.
Starting morning walk with downhill with grand view of Peak 43 and Kusum Kanguru peaks, and then reaching at Hinku valley area, with striking views of Mera Peak South Face walk continues through thick rhododendron and pine tree woodlands to reach a grazing area at Mosum Kharka for overnight camping.

Day 06:          Trek to Tagnag 4,360 m - 05 hrs.
Journey continues towards north leaving the tree lines behind, after a good trek reaching a wide open valley with a grazing land with scattered cattle herders huts and shades, and then coming at Gondishung 4,350 meters close to Tagnag area.
Gondishung with an interesting 200 year old small Gompa, and then walking for another hour reaching at Tagnag for overnight stop, this place with temporary huts and shades with a small lodge and tea house.
Day 07:          Rest day at Tagnag for acclimatization.
An ideal place for rest and acclimatization before heading higher destination to Mera Peak, this place has several high hills for better views of surrounding mountains and valley.
Day 08:          Trek to Khare 5,000m - 05 hrs.
After a nice rest day journey continues with gradual walk with few ups and downs overlooking fabulous scenery of the surrounding hills and dales that fills this Hinku valley, and then over Charpatti Tal (lake) which is dammed by ricks and moraine, then with a climb for a short period leading to a descend to a large meadow at Dig Kharka to reach the camping site.
Day 09:          Trek to Mera Base Camp 5, 300 m - 04 hrs.
We have taken two more days to reach base camp from Thagnag instead which can be done in one day with long walk of 7 hours, keeping in mind in rapid altitude gain, morning walk leads over Mera glacier, and to an icy area for a while with a gentle descent to reach at Mera Base Camp after a good walk of 3-4 hours, with afternoon at leisure.
Day 10:          Trek and climb to High camp 5,780 m - 04 hrs
From the base camp we have allowed one more camp to make this climb a success and approachable in good time, morning walk follows across Mera la and then reaching at Mera High Camp in absolute serene and tranquil environment with only the sound of the nature, afternoon free at leisure with lunch and preparation for the next early morning climb to Mera Peak, while our guides will scout the area for better routes and make the path and fixing ropes where necessary to safe guard from incidental accidents.
Day 11:          Climb to Mera Peak summit at 6,461 m / 21, 1907 ft - 08 hrs
Starting early morning in the pre dawn, the main goal and target of this adventurous trip, walk leads with a serious climb without any technical problem, as this is a straightforward climb one can do it with the help of ski poles, however for safety measures one needs to be well equipped with crampons, ice axe, helmets and positive attitude, after a gruesome climb finally reaching Mera Peak summit top overlooking outstanding views panorama of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho- Oyu all the way to Mt. Kanchenjunga in the eastern horizon and array of  adjoining peaks, after the climb and feeling high descend on the same route and trek all the way to base camp after feeling tired and exhausted but glad to have done this marvelous adventure climb of Mera peak.
Day 12:          Reserve day in case of unfavorable weather condition.
An extra day as contingency or reserve day in case of unfavorable weather conditions, if all goes well this spare can be used on the way before Lukla or at Namche Bazaar.
Day 13:          Trek to Khothey 3,600 m -06 hrs.
From the base camp return journey will be pleasant without the problem of altitude gain, although the walk leads to few ups and downs and back to green vegetations and tree lines at Khotey a small cattle herders shelters.
Day 14:          Trek to Thuli - Kharka 4,200 m - 06 hrs.
Morning walk continues leading to dense woodlands and with a steep climb to some small hills and continuing the walk on the nice grassy meadow on the gradual walk to reach the last camp of this trip at Thuli - Kharka.
Day 15:          Trek to Lukla - 07 hrs.
Today, the last walk of this awesome journey and enjoying the long day trekking with a climb over the high ridge of Naulekh or Kalo Himal and Zatrwa Og with Zatrwa-La, after the strenuous climb and descending towards Chutanga in greenery and thick forest and then this long day walk ends at Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu, in Lukla enjoy the last dinner.
Day 16:          Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
From Lukla the flight starts early morning to Kathmandu, sometime the flight time can get delayed due to bad weather, as per the flight time board in the small plane for a super, scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching at Katmandu domestic terminal our guide and staff transfer you back to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu in and around Thamel area.
Day 17:          In Kathmandu with cultural tour at places of interest.
This day reserved a free day in case of flight delay in Lukla due to bad weather conditions, and one can join for sightseeing tour at leisure, depart hotel for few hours in our interesting cultural tour of heritage sites as Kathmandu valley is full of world heritage sites, however some of them been damaged from recent earthquake.
The  tour of holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath ( Little Tibet), Swayambhunath ( Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel, afternoon free at leisure for individual activities.
Day 18:          International departure for home ward bound.
After a great memorable time and experience with Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition, depart from the hotel to the airport for final departure homeward bound or to respective destinations.

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