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Mera Peak Climbing

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Country

Nepal

Duration

17 Days

Best Season

Mar to May / Sep to Dec

Group

Private

Max. Altitude

21831 ft./ 6,654 m

Transpportation

Flight / Private Vehicle
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Overview

Mera Peak climbing is perhaps the most fascinating peak climbing in Nepal, as it is considered as the highest trekking point. Mera Peak at an elevation of 6,476m/21,246 feet lies in the edge of Khumbu region and offers the magnificent view of five of the highest peaks of the world, which includes Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Kanchenjunga. The climb ascends straight forward and doesn’t require any pre mountaineering experience or technical skills, thus, Mera peak climbing is an achievable opportunity for all the adventure lovers, be it an experienced climber or amateur trekker, who dreams and dares to stand in the Himalayan summit challenging the ultimate altitude in rather short time frame.

 

Comprising of three main peak Mera North (6461m), central (6476m), south (6065m), the peak was firstly explored by British expedition team during early 1950. Mera peak is both physically demanding as well as mentally challenging but with a strong will power the peak can be summited easily. Even though you really need to be cautious every day about how you feel in order to be on the top. The technical parts are not much as only few cracks as well as splits.

 

The peak is over 6000m and is located in one of the remote and non-negotiable environment of the world. This journey will take you through many villages rhododendron forest and lucky enough to see elusive wildlife high up in the Himalayas. Crossing through remote valley, passing through high passes and navigating through icefalls, glaciers you will summit Mera peak.

 

Every expedition of Nepal begins at the capital city Kathmandu. This is the place where you will meet your team and Sherpa’s, check the gears and buy any last minute things. The city is busy, dusty but definitely different than any other place in the world.

 

Climb high sleep low is the common thing that you will hear during the trekking period of the climb as you will constantly ascending and descending the ridges. As for the high altitude trekking and climbing your body needs to be properly acclimatized. The weather is always clear during most of the mornings and later in the afternoon the clouds come over.

 

Mera Peak is an excellent starting point for anyone looking to begin their mountaineering adventures. We offer quality services and support, including highly skilled and experienced Sherpa climbers and thorough training on how to use crampons and other necessary equipment. From the summit, you can witness breathtaking views of mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, as well as numerous peaks over 7000 and 6000 meters high.

Climbing Sherpa Guides.

All our climbing guides are local Sherpa of Everest region. They were born and brought up in the regions of Everest and earn their daily bread and butter from climbing the peaks and mountains. They are all senior support climber and is certified by NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association).   

We provide you with group of Sherpa individuals who have summited the different mountains and peaks many times. They are the one who set up the ropes and determine the climbing way. They are ready to face any situations that may occur during the climbing period.  We have been operating such treks and climbs successfully since a decade back with our highly experienced Sherpa Climbing guides who have guts to face and tackle any circumstances that may arise in the Himalayan region.

We also provide you with responsible porter where all your belongings are taken care safely. Depending on your group size we provide numbers of climbing guides accordingly who will take care of you by giving undivided attention and push you accordingly respecting your strengths while recognizing your freedom or space. We also provide one to one support climber if you need from basecamp to summit however, the cost may change slightly. Lastly, we provide you amazing and well experienced human resource required for a trip where all your needs are fulfilled. Porters can carry only 20 kg so it is suggested to pack lightly.

 

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Day
1
Kathmandu arrival
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast Included
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle

Our staff will be waiting for you at the airport terminal with a name-card, ready to welcome you. In the evening, you will attend a briefing about the trip.

Day
2
Trek Preparation day
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast Included
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle

The day is planned for last minute shopping and preparing all the stuffs for the climb as well as trek. You can check the equipment’s that you will be using. It is suggested to use all the equipment as it will be easier for you during rest of the climb.

Day
3
We take morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla(2800m) trek to Chutanga(3050m). 4 hours walk.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
transport_icon Transport: Flight/ Private Vehicle

An early breakfast, and you will be transferred to the domestic Airport in Kathmandu in a private vehicles. From there 45 minutes flight takes you to Lukla, one of the highest Airport and the gateway to Everest. From Lukla, we will start our trekking journey to reach all the way to Chutanga. The walk lasts about 4 hours.

Day
4
Trek from Chutanga to Tuli Kharka (Chatra-La) (3900m) via Zatrawa La Pass (4610m) and down trek to Khartitang at 3900m. 6 hours walk.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

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.

Day
5
Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe (4095m) – 5hrs.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Today, 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. Finally we reach Kothe, which is our base for tonight.

Day
6
Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4,350m) – 5hrs.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

After your breakfast, we will start walking through the pastures and you may find some Yak herders on the way. The walk goes along the ridge of Hinku valley. Whole day you will be overjoyed with the magnificent view of Mera peak, the first fine view of your quest. In Thangnak you will find old logdes and guest houses in few numbers.

Day
7
Rest and acclimatization day at Thangnak. In the day you will visit Sabal Tsho Lake and take an acclimatization hike to the cairn (5271m) on the flank of Kusum Kangguru (6367m).
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

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
8
Trek from Tangnang to Khare (5,045m). 3-3.5 hours walk
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

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
9
Trek and climb from Khare to high camp (5,780m): 5hrs walk.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tent Camp.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Today after breakfast, we walk through boulder strewn course to reach Base Camp of Mera Peak. Upon reaching there after a short rest accompanied with our lunch, we start ice climbing training with our climbing guide. Inexperienced climbers need to learn much more today. After about 1-2 hours training, we go to Mera La. We will be taking the route to High Camp through Mera La, we rest at our camp at high camp today admiring the eye-catching views the area offers.

Day
10
Summit Day; Mera High Camp to Summit (6,654m) and return to Khare.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tent Camp.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

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 and can be seen most of the spectacular views of Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,021ft), Cho-Oyu (8,210m/26,928ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,935ft), Makalu (8,463m/27,760ft), Kangchenjunga (8,586m/28,165ft), Nuptse (7,855m/25,765ft), Chamlang (7,319m/24,010ft), Baruntse (7 ,129m 23,383ft) Ama Dablam (6,812m/22,343ft) Kangtega (6,779m/22,235) and many peaks over six thousanders too. After achieving the summit, we retrace our steps down to high camp. After having a rest accompanied by some hot soups/tea at the high camp, we will continue down to Khare for the night's rest. We will find this day really long but inspirational one in our life.

Day
11
One day spare in case of Bad weather during the summit day.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Tent Camp.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

This day is a spare day in case of any kinds of weather in contingencies in the previous day. There is no such guarantee that we can get quite a favorable weather on our planned day for the summit (day 09), so this day is used as a contingency in case if we are unable to summit the Mera on day 09 due to bad weather condition or some other reasons. If weather became exceptionally unfavorable we wisely have to postpone the program of summiting the peak on day 09 for toady (Day 10). Sometimes somebody in the group may get some problems in acclimatizing well enough to make the ascent; the day can be used in that condition too. If the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day

Day
12
Trek from Khare to Kothe (3600m) – 5hrs.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Guesthouse.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Today after your brekfast, you will start descending from Khare and lose almost 1600 m altitude until you reach Kothe.

Day
13
Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka: this takes about six hours trek.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Today’s trek consists both ascends and descends. You will start walking after your breakfast in Kothe and gradually start gaining altitude until you reach Thuli Kharka.

Day
14
Thuli Kharka to Lukla: via Zatrwa La pass. This is last evening in the mountains, the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with our staff.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Lodge.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Today is your last walking of your adventure of Mera Peak in Nepal. It’s an easy descend walking to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass. After reaching Lukla you will have last dinner with all of your supporting staffs.

Day
15
Lukla to Kathmandu.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast Included
transport_icon Transport: Flight/ Private Vehicle

You will catch early morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. The 35 minute flight will provide you amazing views of Himalayas. Once landed on Kathmandu you will be driven to hotel by our representative. You can enjoy the rest of the day in Kathmandu doing things you like. This day is actually planned as buffer day too as just in flight gets cancelled due to bad weather.

Day
16
Kathmandu sightseeing / Back up day for Lukla flight.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast Included.

Today is planned as a backup day just incase of flight didnot took off on planned day due to weather issues. Upon arrival on Kathmandu you will enjoy while sightseeing in Kathmandu. You will be visiting Boudhanath, monkey temple, durbar square areas which are listed in world heritage site by UNESCO. The interesting durbar square premises will take you back to medieval period of Kathmandu. Later in the evening you will enjoy cultural dinner program at one of the Nepalese restaurant.

Day
17
Departure Day.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast Included

Today one of the representative from our office will drop you of at the international terminal of the airport.

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Inclusions

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB (Bed and Breakfast) plan.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek and climbing period.
  • Full board Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing bases during the trek and tent will be available during the climbing period.
  • All camping equipment in Base camp.
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for member and Staffs.
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit.
  • Mera Peak Climbing Permit.
  • Necessary staff during the trekking and climbing period With Experience Guide and Porter.
  • 2:1 and 5:2 experienced Government license holder Climbing guide during climbing period as per itinerary
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available).
  • One tent will be available in the Base camp for 2 people on shared basis.
  • High altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above base camp.
  • Necessary fixed and dynamic ropes will be available during climbing period.
  • Necessary kitchen crew will be available in base camp.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary).
Excludes
  • International airfare and Nepal visa Fees.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • All alcoholic and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.
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Following a tour of the cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu, we embark on an early morning flight to Lukla, also known as the Gateway to Everest. Our journey begins by walking through the small villages of local Sherpas who carry on the tradition of mountaineering. As we make our way, we gradually gain altitude, passing through the Zatrwa La pass to reach ThuliKharka. From there, we make our way down to Kothe before ascending to Thangnak, where we spend a day to acclimate before continuing to Khare, the last stop with teahouses. Our next step is to make our way to the high camp and spend the night in a tented camp. Finally, we conquer the summit of Mera Peak and retrace our steps back along the same route.

Global Holidays Adventure is known for its exceptional service and expertly crafted trips to Mera Peak climbing. With a decade of successful operation, we stand out for the quality service we provide to our clients, which is designed to be hassle-free. Our itinerary for the Mera Peak climbing trip is carefully planned to ensure proper acclimatization and health for climbers, and our highly skilled and experienced Sherpa guides are equipped to handle any challenges that may arise in the Himalayas. At Global Holidays Adventure, the safety of our clients is our top priority.

 

Foods

You can have a choice of food available in the local tea houses. They offer variety of food including soups, dumplings, noodles, and many more. Lukla is the place where you can have all kinds of western foods. On those place where teahouses are not available basecamps, high camp food are prepared fresh by the cooks and for such day you do not have a choice. They do offer alternative sometimes but not variety. However, we assure you we provide you with alpine dishes that meet the needs of human body and provides nutrients and energy in order to reach the destination safely.  

 

Accommodation

The facilities of accommodation are pretty basic. Some place have rooms with attached bath whereas some place do not. The bedroom are clean as well as the bed sheets. During the climb you have to stay on tented camps and sleep on sleeping bags.


Mera Peak Climbing Permits

You will be needing some permits in order to summit the Mera peak. The cost of permit depends on the seasons as well. For spring season (March-April-May) will cost you USD 250 each whereas for autumn season (September-October-November) will cost you USD 125 each. Coming to winter season (December to February) will cost you USD 70 each and lastly for summer (June-July-August) will cost you USD 70 each as well.

They do charge USD 500 as garbage charge and this amount is managed by the company. In case you do not bring your own garbage by yourself you will have to pay. Permits for national parks do require as well as local community fee. During the trek you will be walking on two national parks. Sagarmatha National Park and Makalu Barun National Park. The cost of national park permit is USD 30 for each park. The local community fee is NPR 2000 which used for betterment of trails.  


Lukla flight 

Board on a bone-chilling 35-minute flight from Kathmandu, setting the step for an unforgettable adventure. The landing on Lukla's small yet globally renowned runway, one of the shortest, marks the beginning of your journey. Be it a climb or a trek into the Everest region, Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla serves as the gateway to your expedition.

Surrounded amongst majestic mountains with awe-inspiring vistas, the flight to Lukla has consistently proven challenging due to the ever-changing and unpredictable mountain weather. Delays or cancellations are part of the norm. Rather than being concerned about factors beyond your influence, it is wise to incorporate a buffer into your schedule. Planning a few extra days in your itinerary acts as a strategic measure, ensuring preparedness in case the flight encounters delays or cancellations on your intended day of departure.

Don’t forget to book your flight in advance as during the season you might not get the flights in your desired dates. Make sure you book your flight with a reliable company because there are many company and it’s a competitive market and you never know who might scam you.

Most of the time you have option of taking helicopter to Lukla in order to start the trek but it’s really expensive. If you are planning to trek in Everest region you have to make up your mind for paying $350-$400 for a helicopter ride. We know it does not sound good but once you get stuck on some random remote place and flight don’t take off then only option is helicopter.

 

Why Mera peak expedition with Global Holidays Adventure ?

First of all we are a local based adventure company operating trekking and mountaineering from a decay in Nepal Himalayas. While in peak climbing, Global Holidays Adventure organize a training course which cover the various techniques of climbing skills, glacier walk, ascending and descending fixed rope to ensure that our members have the Necessary climbing skills and confidences. Mera high camp is usually fixed at the elevation of 5800 meters behind the vertical rock.

 

In our 10 years of mountaineering history we have 99 % success records of Mera Peak summit and we ensure 100 % safe practices from our experiences climbing guides. The price we are offering is very competitive in mountaineering business where we take nominal service charges for our clients.  

 

Our professional climbing team can modify the Mera Peak climbing itinerary if there is necessary to change according to the field situation and other any condition.

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FAQs

Does Mera peak climb require any pre-mountaineering experience?
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The climb doesn’t require any pre-mountaineering experience but it is physically demanding as you have to climb altitude of 6476m. If you are planning for a trip then it will be better that you practice physical   activity like running cycling and regular exercise.

Who can climb a 6000m-7000m peak & who can attain a mountaineering permit?
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The authorities of Nepal does now no longer permit mountaineering allows to be issued to a climber who's beneath the age of 16. Beyond that limit any climber with suitable health and abilities can try a 6000-7000 meter mountain with inside the Himalaya.

What are the detail on food and meals?
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The popular trekking trails use lodges / guesthouses (also known as teahouses), and meals are served by these lodges. There are many set meals such as soup, noodles, rice, and plates. Trekking routes, lodges and guesthouses may be restricted or unavailable above certain 6,000 meters. In such cases, the accommodation is in a tent and meals are provided by staff. In these cases, meals are prepared prematurely using a canister cooker or natural fire. At the base camp, expedition cooks prepare meals. Above the base camp, meals are served by our mountaineering Sherpa. At the base camp, we always deliver alpine dishes that meet the needs of our customers.

How much time generally is required for a peak climbing?
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Time requirements vary for different peaks and the variety of weather conditions. Generally most of the 6,000 meter peaks require 17 days to summit once you arrive in Kathmandu. This time can also vary depending on the approach, peak location and elevation.

How hard is peak climbing?
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Peak climbing is generally recommended for beginners who are ready to enter the world of mountaineering. Still, climbing the top of the peak requires high-altitude trekking experience. The top of the peak is a difficult climb at extreme altitudes with steep uphill and thin air to breathe. Nevertheless, the climbing route is fixed with a fixed rope to the top.

Who are people that I am climbing with?
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You will be climbing with other like-minded people unless you have a group on your desired day. Experienced and knowledgeable local Sherpa guides who have been successful many times at the peak. Some major mountaineers who have climbed many mountains several times during their mountaineering career. Your guide will support you from the beginning, share important tips and teach you tricks. He also offers pre-climb training at the base camp the day before the summit. Many operators do not take this mountaineering tour seriously, putting your health and well-being at risk. Therefore, be careful when choosing your trek organizer.

When is the best time to climb the peak?
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March to May and September to November are the best season for mera peak climbing. The summit offers the spectacular views of Khumbu Himalayas where you will see the hundreds of snowcapped peak form your single eyes. Coming to monsoon it’s rainy and views are not clear and winters are too cold and foggy.

How tall is mera peak?
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The mera peak covers an altitude of 6476m.

Where is mera peak located?
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Mera peak is situated in the Everest region of Nepal, on the Nepalese – Tibetan border. Mera peak is an extension of Lhotse and Everest. The ridge line drops off Lhotse and right onto the summit of Mera peak.

What the sources of drinking water during the climb?
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Drinking water will be provided in the teahouses during the journey up to the base camp, either from taps, boiling water, or bottled water. We also recommend using steriepen or other water purification solutions.

How to deal with emergency communication on the mountains?
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Because cell phones don`t always operate high in the mountains, we rely on a satellite phone carried by the climbing leader for emergency communications.

Do you need supplemental oxygen?
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No, supplemental oxygen is usually only used over 23,000 Feet or 8,000-meter mountains. If you need for emergency purpose then we will have backup in base camp.

How long do climbers hike or climb every day?
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On usual trekking days, you will be walking for 5 - 6 hours a da. But on the summit day, your climb could last up to 8 - 9 hours.

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David Krause

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Excellent arrangement for our Mera peak expedition

Many thanks to Samsher for your excellent arrangement for our Mera peak expedition in May 2018. It was our second experience in Nepal with Global Holidays Adventure. We are very happy and satisfied with your services. You have great staff who are always ready to meet the need of customers. The Climbing guide Lakpa Sherpa was really experience and speak very good English. He is truly an expedition guide. We get very good foods and accommodation in mountain. The summit was not easy but there was great hand of Lakpa who take care of us. We highly recommended to all who wants to do trekking or peak climbing in Nepal then Global Holidays Adventure could be the best choice.

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