Our route to the Mera La will take us through thick rhododendron and bamboo forest separating the Hongu and Hunku valleys. On the trail to Panch Pokhari you will come across a beautiful Sherpa village and Kirong La Monastery. From Panch Pokhari you will descend to Hunku River, a complete wilderness trail. The views along this section are superb. Towards the east we can see the Kanchenjunga and Jannu. To the north, the views of Hunku and Hongu dominate. The trail continues to Thangnag (4366 m) from here we move to Khare (5108 m) where we establish the base camp at the foot of the glacier leading to Mera La (5415 m).
Here we have a number of days to rest, explore and acclimatize. Our return will take us south, down to the Hunku Drangka before turning west to cross the Zattrawa La to the mountain airstrip at Lukla. From here we will fly back to Kathmandu the following day to a spectacular end.
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Full day Kathmandu city tour, hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu - Tumlingtar, camp.
Day 4: Katake, camp.
Day 5: Ghote Bazar, camp.
Day 6: Salpa Phedi, camp.
Day 7: Ghorase, camp.
Day 8: Guidel, camp.
Day 9: Khiraule, camp.
Day 10: Cholam, camp.
Day 11: Khola Kharka, camp.
Day 12: Rest day at Khola Kharka, camp.
Day 13: Mosam Kharka, camp.
Day 14: Thangnag, camp.
Day 15: Khare, camp.
Day 16: Acclimatization day at khare, camp.
Day 17: Camp I.
Day 18: Summit Mera Peak, B.C.
Day 19: Reserve day at B.C., camp.
Day 20: Mosam Kharka, camp.
Day 21: Chetarva, camp.
Day 22: Arrive in Lukla, camp or hotel.
Day 23: Lukla - Kathmandu, hotel.
Day 24: Kathmandu free day, hotel.
Day 25: Final departure, transfer to airport.
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