mera Peak via Arun Valley

mera peak via Arun Valley

mera peak

During the Arun valley trek we can enjoy spectacular views of the Mt. Everest as well as Mt. Makalu. Arun valley, a wonderful trekking area in Nepal, is located in between Mt. Everest and Mt. Makalu and is very suitable for those tourists who want to explore the natural beauty, without experiencing too much crowd. This trek is very rich in its flora and fauna. The most fascinating thing about this trail is that from here, one can also approach to the Khumbu region.

The Arun Valley trek is a trek which requires good physical health and a body that is able to walk longer distances. Because we will cross quite tough points, it is recommended that you are trained and in good condition when starting this trek. We will take time to adapt to higher altitudes on a regular basis, to prevent you from facing any difficulties during this travel. This trek is graded as a strenuous trek.

Trip Facts

Trip Facts of Mera Peak via Arun Valley

Activities : 15 day Trekking, 5 nights in Kathmandu with one full day city sightseeing tour.

Start/End : Kathmandu

Destination : Summit Mera Peak, Hinku Valley, Arun Valley

Trip Duration : 21 days

Max. Altitude : 6476 meters

Group Size : Min. 1 / Max.20

Best Season : February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December.

Trip Grade : 4

Daily walking Hour : Approx. 4-6

Itinerary


Itinaerary of Mera Peak via Arun Valley

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu

In Kathmandu, we will stay at the Summit Hotel; positioned well away from the noise and bustle of the city centre, it has extensive gardens, a swimming pool and an atmosphere of quiet, restful charm. It is a Dutch owned, British managed establishment with a friendly and helpful Nepalese staff. Team members will be accommodated on a twin share basis in large en-suite rooms. Single rooms are available if you prefer, for which a supplement is payable.

Day 3 : Fly Kathmandu to Lukla

We will make an early morning start for the Twin Otter flight to Lukla (2,840m/9,317ft), the gateway to the Khumbu. This is an exciting flight, which should give a glimpse of Everest in the distance. In Lukla, we will meet our trek staff and porters and set off straightaway for our first night's stop at Monjo. Situated on the banks of the Dudh Kosi, which drains the whole of the Khumbu Region, this small hamlet is on the main trade route through the area and there are a number of clean, well-built lodges where we can spend the night.

Day 04 : Trek to Chutanga [3050m]
On arriving at Lukla, we meet the trekking crew. We then head eastwards from Lukla. The trail crisscrosses through pristine hamlets and thick forest along Kalo Himal Ridge. We must stay aligned with our specific route. Otherwise, we may deviate from the target destination. At the time of winter, snow makes us transverse steep terrain. But during favorable climatic condition, the trail is usually straightforward. After 3-4 hours of trekking, we enter Chutanga.

Day 05 : At Chutanga
We spend two memorable nights at Chutanga. This gives us sufficient time for acclimatization prior to confronting Zatrwa La. We can indulge in leisurely trek to a small 4000m peak below the Zatrwa Teng Pass. Excellent views unveil as we glimpse over the valley of the Dudh Kosi and the picturesque trail zigzagging towards Zatrwa La. After exploring, we descend back to our camp at Chutanga and succumb to complete relaxation.

Day 06 : Trek to Tuli kharka [4300m]
The trail crosses the Kalo Himal Ridge which separates the Khumbu from the Hinku Valley. Further ahead, we transverse a comfortable path showcasing a cairned notch on the ridge with a collection of prayer flags at an elevation of 4450m. En route we may encounter yak herders. The views across the Dudh Kosi towards Karyolung and the Lumding Himal are very impressive and so is the view across the rolling foothills east of the Hinku Valley. Half an hour below the pass is a huge boulder which marks our campsite, Tuli Kharka. 6 to 7 hours of trekking finally take us to Tuli Kharka.

Note : If conditions are particularly bad, we do have the option of crossing a lower pass to the south of the Zatrwa La, an alternative which involves 2 additional days of trekking.

Day 07 : Trek to Mosum kharka [3700m]
The trail descends the rock-strewn path leading to a fine vantage point of the Hinku valley where mesmerizing views of the south face of Mera Peak become visible. The trail zigzags through forested areas and then descends steeply into the Hinku valley. Enchanting panorama of Peak 43 and Kusum Kangguru unfolds as we bask in the splendor of nature surrounding us from the Hinku Valley. We experience the most exotic and delightful feelings as we walk past forests of pine and rhododendron. Soon after reaching Mosum Kharka, we set a campsite by the banks of Hinku Drangka [river].

Day 08 : Trek to Tangnag [4350m]
As we head to the west bank of the Hinku Khola northwards, forest blurs in and valley zooms out. We spot meadows being used as grazing areas for goats, sheep and yaks in the Upper Hinku. After several ascents for 4-6 hours, we approach summer settlement of Tangnag as we cross a single-plank bridge at Gondishung. We halt for lunch at this spot. Lying in its vicinity is 200 year-old gompa resting beneath a massive boulder and a number of crude mani walls.

Day 09 : at Tangnag
We utilize two days getting completely acclimatized. After proper rest, we can explore other adventure possibilities like strolling by Sabal Tsho, beautiful moraine-dammed lake which is hidden behind the Sabal Glacier and climbing a peak up to an altitude of nearly 5000m. We can also explore Hinku Nup Glacier which leads north toward Kangtaiga. The upper Hinku valley turns to the east at Tangnag, crossing the moraine of the Dig Glaciers.

Day 10 : Trek to Khare [5000m]
As we walk away from Tangnag, the trail ascends to a wide grassy basin, popularly called Dig Kharka. We continue walking for hours. After a while, we arrive at Khare. There are many campsites at Khare and the most popular one is at the upper end of Khare lying beneath a group of boulders. We choose this site for camping. This campsite offers splendid vistas of huge north face of Mera, Hinku Shar Glacier and Mera La.

Day 11 : Khare upper end [5500m]
We use this day for acclimatization. After proper rest, we take a walk up to a small peak on the west side of the Hinku Nup Glacier, where we can reach a height of around 5500m. At this point, we get to capture stunning views of Mera La and Mera Peak.

Day 12 : Trek up to campsite by lower part of Hinku Nup glacier
We follow the trail leading to Mera La. We continue transversing as far as the lowest part of the Hinku Nup Glacier. At this point, we get captivated by the exotic beauty of snow-slope and the panorama of Himalayan peaks.

Day 13 : Rest day
This day has been specially set aside for giving us time to acclimatize completely and to have good rest. After relaxation, we get a further boost to lift up our adventure spirit.

Days 14 : The ascent [6476m]
Early in the morning at around 2am after breakfast, we advance towards the summit. By sunrise we can reach up to 6000m. With Incessant attempts, we finally scale the summit. From the summit, we can embrace the most spectacular view of at least five of the world's fourteen 8000m peaks. Most of this spectacular panorama can be seen from the site of the high camp and all of it is visible from 6000m. After the climb, we descend to the campsite on the Hongu side of the pass.

Days 15-18 : Return back to Lukla

Day 19: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

An early morning flight. We will be met at the domestic airport in Kathmandu and taken to the Summit Hotel. The afternoon can be spent exploring the city and visiting some of the temples, or simply browsing bookshops and shopping in the Thamel area. The team may choose to eat at the Summit Hotel tonight or in town at one of the many excellent restaurants.

Day 20: At Leisure in Kathmandu
For those eager to see as much of Kathmandu as possible, an early start is worthwhile to visit the temples of Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath and districts of Bhaktapur and Patan. Durbar Square is also on the essential list, as is the shopping area of Thamel.

Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu

Service Includes/Excludes


Service Includes

  • All meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period
  • Accommodation (Lodge) during the trekking period
  • National park permit
  • Domestic airfare (if necessary)
  • Domestic airport tax (if necessary)
  • English speaking guide
  • Highly experienced staffs
  • Staffs food, clothing & salary
  • Staffs insurance
  • All necessary grounded transportation
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Airport picks up & drops
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • TIMS Card (Trekker's Information Management System)
  • All Local / Government Taxes

Service Excludes

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

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