Mera Peak Climbing is an adventure to one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal and an exploration of the fairly unexplored and densely landscape at the edge of Khumbu region. With the panoramic view of several of the world’s highest peaks above 8000m as the highlight of this non-technical climb adventure, you shall have glimpse of authentic Sherpa culture, green and lush landscape and quaint trekking trails are other attractions. Trekkers complete their Mera Peak climbing with a traverse of the sanctuary of Makalu Barun National Park, high pastures, high altitude passes, small villages of hardworking Sherpas, lush valleys, glacial moraines, and majestic glaciers, diverse vegetation, and sparsely inhabited Hinku valley. Join this trek for a moderate mountaineering experience, off the beaten trekking and experience of trekking immersed in unique local culture.
Mera Peak Climbing adventure begins from Lukla, the famous gateway to the Khumbu region and immediately takes the less explored trail towards the Hinku valley. Through the dense forest with pristine rhododendron, oak, silver fir, birch and Jennifer trees, small settlements with stone houses and ensembles of Sherpa culture, we reach to the steep face of Zatrwa La Pass (4610m). Further ahead in the trail we have the view of beautiful alpine lakes and Peak Mera Glacier as we further explore the trail ahead towards the peak. Continuing further below the tree level and on some long descent trail on a steep rocky trail on a mountainside, we traverse through the settlements of Thangnak and Khare to finally reach the base of Mera Peak. Observing the glorious summit of Mera Peak en route, we climb through the glacial moraine, rocky terrains and snowfields with an easy and sometimes steep ascent to reach the peak of the scenic Mera Peak. After enjoying the views of five eight-thousanders (Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu) we shall take some mandatory summit shots and descend down to High Camp, Base Camp, and Khare. Through the small settlements with few teahouses and green lush landscape, we return to Lukla and then to Kathmandu to end the Mera Peak climbing.
Mera Peak Climbing requires you to have above average physical fitness enough to hike for 6-7 hours a day in hilly terrain and a previous experience of ice ax and crampons, yet no previous climbing experience is needed. Develop in you the mental endurance to sustain yourself during the adventure and get an opportunity to explore the alpine wilderness. March to June and October to December are the best season for Mera Peak Climbing expedition. Pack your bags and go for Mera Peak Climbing with our professional team, meticulously developed itinerary, and quality service!
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m and transfer to Hotel.
- Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour at places of interest.
- Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,830 m with overnight at Lukla.
- Day 04: Trek to Chutanga 3,430 m -/ 11,250 ft - 04 hrs walks with overnight camp.
- Day 05: Trek to Thuli-Kharka (4300 meter/14,107 feet) - 5/6 hours.
- Day 06: Trek to Kothe 4,360 m / 11,808 ft- 05 hrs.
- Day 07: Trek to Thangnak 4,356 m / 14,291 ft - 05 hrs.
- Day 08: Trek to Khare 5,045 m /16,551 ft - 04 hrs.
- Day 09: Acclimatization day at Khare and Pre-Climbing Training.
- Day 10: Climb Mera High Camp 5,780 m / 18,958 ft 6 hrs.
- Day 11: Mera Peak (6,461 meters/21,190 feet) summit and back to Khare 5,045 m /16, 551 ft.
- Day 12: Reserve Day for Contingency.
- Day 13: Trek to Thangnak - 06 hrs.
- Day 14: Trek to Thuli-Kharka 4,300 m/14,07 ft - 05 hrs.
- Day 15: Trek too Lukla via Zatrwa La pass 4,610 m / 15,124 ft - 07 hrs.
- Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
- Day 17: In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.
- Day 18: Final International departure from Nepal.
- All airport pick up drop off by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
- Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
- 03 night twin/double sharing accommodation on BB at 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle (entrance fees extra)
- Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
- National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
- A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide and climbing sherpa. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
- 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
- Your cost includes insurance, wages, food and lodging for both your guide and porter. We take excellent care of our guides and porters, they are like family to us.
- Twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking and tented camp during the climbing time.
- Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking and climbing.
- First aid kit
- Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
- All the necessary equipment for climbing
- Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
- Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
- All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
- One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after the trek
- Nepal Visa fee (Bring accurate fee in USD and two Passport size Photo)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
- Diner and lunch in Kathmandu
- Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
- Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in city because of early arrival, late departure and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary
- Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
- Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.
- Anything not included in service includes column
- Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We will provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag but is to be returned after the trip)
- Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
- Trekking shoes.
- Sports shoes or sandal.
- Trekking stick.
- Sun Hat, cap
- Warm woolen cap.
- Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
- Hand gloves.
- 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
- 3/4 pairs of Underwear
- Eye glass
- Water bottle.
- Sleeping bag.
- Flash or Torch light.
- Camera and batteries.
- Sun cream.
Difficulties rating of Mera Peak Climbing
A trekkers have to climb a peak so trekker should be fit to do this trekking. Maximum altitude of the trek is 6475m, so you should be careful about altitude related risk. To get rid of it please walk slowly and have more water and avoid alcoholic drinks. Please be careful of frost bit and snow blindness. You must take care of your health.
Safe drinking water on Mera Peak Climbing
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.
Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items On the Trek
Hydro electricicty or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, ipod, iphone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adoptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbages in the way where dustbin facilities is not available and conserve the environment.
Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
Travel Insurance for Mera Peak Climbing
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Mera Peak Climbing:
All the guest houses offers hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge have some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water frozed then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilet are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin tht is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually have two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Trekking planner is ta government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We required non-fundable deposit Of 15% down payment in advance is mandatory to book a flight tickets, hotel booking and Tims as well as permit process. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and amount can be either bank transfer or western Union, money gram as well as through credit cards and the rest amount must be paid upon your arrival to Nepal.