Fabulous views, far from the crowded trails to Base Camp. The trek goes east from Lulka towards Mera Peak, climbs the Mera La pass, and then back to Lukla in a quick but spectacular trek.
10 Days, Kathmandu to Kathmandu
from US$ 1225 per person
Sample itinerary in 10 days
Day 1 Fly to Lukla. Begin trekking steeply up the ridge behind town through pine and rhodhodendron forests then through yak pasture to a campsite at Chutenga Kharka (3450 m).
Day 2 Climb farther to the Tserera La, a series of three passes at 4492 m. Descend into the Hinku valley and camp at Chetara (4210 m.)
Day 3 Climb over a rocky ridge at 4520 m. then descend to the river and climb again to Kote at 3540 m.
Day 4 Climb through forest patches and yak pasture to Duphu Gompa (monastery). Trek on to Tangnag at 4230 m. This is a popular summer spot for locals. Mountain views!!
Day 5 Climb through on rough trail to Dik Kharka, then ascend a ridge towards the Mera La to camp at the yak pastures of Khare 4860 m.
Day 6 Climb up the Mera La at 5540 m and return to Khare.
Day 7 Trek down to Tashidingma at about 4000 m. The air will feel positively thick!
Day 8 Trek back to Chetara.
Day 9 Cross the Tserera La and return to Lukla.
Day 10 Fly to Kathmandu.