Mera Peak Climbing
|Package:||Mera Peak Climbing|
|Price||USD 2500 per person|
|Transportation||Flight, Tourist bus or Private vehicle|
|Max Elevation||6,476 m|
|Meal||All Meals during trek|
|Trip Start / Ends||Kathmandu / Kathmandu|
|Trip Note:||Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.|
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The highest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera Peak Climbing progresses through a non-technical route and thus Mera Peak Climb is for all of the adventure enthusiasts who have a will and determination to make the most out of their adventure in Himalaya. All you will need is a good level of fitness and you are good to go. The climb rewards us with views of Makalu, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, and other peaks and mountains. Come and have three-sixty degree views of glistening mountains from one of the most stunning viewpoints in Nepal
Mera peak claimed as one of the highest trekking peaks is technically an easy and adventurous climb. It is one of the excellent and permitted trekking peaks for those without having climbing experiences. The trek leads you through the dense and incredible natural scenery of remote, Sherpa villages and beautiful Hinku valley. The trip starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The peak is situated at Mahalangur range of Himalaya in Solukhumbu district of Nepal at Hinku valley region which offers eyes-tickling view of Everest region, yak pastures, green meadow areas, flowing water streams, swinging bridges and magnificent view of exceptional 8000 meters mountains including the highest Mt. Everest (8848m) followed by Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586), Mt. Nuptse and Mt. Chamling. The fun, you dare, and the pleasure you get during the entire trek is unexplainable. The trek includes basic mountaineering above the snow line to move efficiently from the glacier, to rock, to use ice axes, climbing boots with crampons, ropes, back and forth in number of variations.
Mera Peak Climbing Highlights:
- Trek with the stunning and magnificent sight of rhododendrons along the way
- Mountain flight to and from Lukla
- Amazing view of Mt.everest, Mt.lhotse, Mt. Makalu and many more.
- Get a chance to experience an overnight at pangkongma which is also referred to as a village in the clouds as it is almost 3000m above sea level
- Experience the mountaineering thrill of by venturing onto the ice of the Mera Glacier from where amazing views of Kanchenjunga, Chamlang and Baruntse, etc.
- Experience the ascent to the wonderful Mera Peak itself
- Get to experience the wonderful Zetra La pass which is marked by colorful prayer flags
Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary 2020,2021
- Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300 m)
- Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and briefing day
- Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu (1,300) to Lukla (2,642 m) and trek to Paiya (2,730 m)
- Day 4: Trek from Paiya (2,730 m) to Pangkoma (2,850 m)
- Day 5: Trek from Pangkoma (2,850 m) to Nigmsa (2,745 m)
- Day 6: Trek from Nigmsa (2,745 m) to Chetra River (3,150 m)
- Day 7: Trek from Chetra River (3,150 m) to Kothe (3,600 m)
- Day 8: Trek from Kothe (3,600 m) to Tangnang (4,350 m)
- Day 9: Trek from Tangnang (4,350 m): (Acclimatization day)
- Day 10: Trek from Tangnang (4,350 m) to Khare (5045 m)
- Day 11: Trek from Khare (5045 m) to lower base camp (5,300 m)
- Day 12: Trek from lower base camp (5,300 m) to higher base camp (5,780 m)
- Day 13: Trek from higher base camp (5,780 m) to Summit (6,461 m) and back to Khare (5,045 m)
- Day 14: Reserve day
- Day 15: Trek from Khare (5,045 m) to Kothe (3,600 m)
- Day 16: Trek from Kothe (3,600 m) to Thuli Kharka (3,100 m)
- Day 17: Trek from Thuli Kharka (3,100 m) to Lukla (2,642 m)
- Day 18: Fly from Lukla (2,642 m) to Kathmandu (1,300 m)
- Day 19: Departure day
Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300 m)
On the first day of the trek, we send our association front men to get you at Tribhuwan International Airport highlighting your arrival hour. You will be generously welcomed and moved towards traveler standard lodging by our private vehicle. We likewise get ready for meeting at our office for a discussion with respect to our trek.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and briefing day
On the second day of completing our morning breakfast, we proceed onward to sightsee some ancient and historical spots including Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa and Swyambhunath Stupa (monkey temple) which are recorded on series of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Steadily investigating these locations, we return back for concluding our trekking supplies, which are required during our upcoming trek and this night we spent at the same inn in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu (1,300) to Lukla (2,642 m) and trek to Paiya (2,730 m)
On the third day after attending breakfast, we will be shifted to Tribhuwan International Airport by our private vehicle to board up Himalayan grand flight towards Lukla (gateway of Khumbu/Everest region). On reaching Lukla, we introduce with crew members and begin our easy and effortless downward trek through traditional settlements and pleasing forest to reach Paiya (rewards spectacular views of multiple peaks). Tonight's will be exhausted in a tented camp at Paiya.
Day 4: Trek from Paiya (2,730 m) to Pangkoma (2,850 m)
Today after having breakfast at Paiya, we instantly stroll down to the wooden bridge that proceeds on a tricky trail up to Kari La Pass. Subsequently by following the pass along the narrow mountain trail covered by the lush forest of rhododendron and the delightful mountain perspectives of the mountain takes us to the village of Pangkoma. Finally, after steeping Pangkoma night will be spent at a lodge in Pangkoma.
Day 5: Trek from Pangkoma (2,850 m) to Nigmsa (2,745 m)
Attending marvelous breakfast with morning wake, subsequently, we pursue the rough trail which undertakes us to the forest entirely paved with rhododendron along proceeding walk ahead through the slopes and edges encountering the south face of Mera Peak steadily lead us to the beautiful and unique village en route. After that point, strolling downward through zigzag trail covered with the woodland of pine and rhododendron offers Nigmsa. This night will be spent differently in a risen and tented camp at Nigmsa.
Day 6: Trek from Nigmsa (2,745 m) to Chetra River (3,150 m)
Leaving Nigmsa, the further developed trail gets steep and narrow as we go through the regular mountain trail. Ahead the trail rises more competitive comparing to before soon after the entrance to forest segment and the fallen land territory to get to the accessible stream in front. As we achieve the stream, we walk straight ahead through the rhododendron forest where fortunate ones can experience multiple rare wild creatures. Therefore, walking down to the unique stone cave created by the waterway advances a way till Chetra River. Like the previous day, this night will be spent in a tented camp at Chetrakhola.
Day 7: Trek from Chetra River (3,150 m) to Kothe (3,600 m)
Today proceeded walk encounters a standout spot amongst multiple vantage points of the Hinku Valley that presents us the glory of the compelling force of nature. Initially, we march ahead through narrow trail covered with a forest of pine and bamboo that safes wild creatures including sloth bear and jungle cat. In the wake of passing Tashing Dingma, we stop for lunch at one of the teahouses on the course and afterward proceed with the edge of the waterway as far as possible up to Kothe. The night will be spent at a hotel in Kothe.
Day 8: Trek from Kothe (3,600 m) to Tangnang (4,350 m)
Steadily leaving Kothe, the climb progressively along the edge of the Hinku River leads to Gondishung for having lunch. We at that point visit a 200 year-old Lungsumgba Gompa, which is en route to Tangnang. We invest a few hours investigating the monastery there. A short stroll from the examined monastery will take us to Tangnang. Finally, remaining hours will be utilized to explore landscape views and don’t forget this destination is the superb destination for exploring views of multiple towering peaks including Mera peak too. This night will be spent at a lodge in Tangnang.
Day 9: Trek from Tangnang (4,350 m) Acclimatization day
This day is moreover secluded as acclimatization day by centering that we are as of now above the elevation of 4,000 m from sea level. In any case, we do exclude extra activities so we timetable to develop a short walk to the Charpate Himalayan Glacier. Really, the view that you glance of Mera Peak and Glacier after steeping top creates your moment stunning and memorable. After enjoying some hour at the point, retracing the same earlier developed walk we hike down to the Tangnang and spent the night is the same lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Tangnang (4,350 m) to Khare (5045 m)
After full day acclimatization, we presently head towards east following the sidelong moraine of the Dig Glacier to a field called Dig Kharka. The tough trail at that point goes through the sidelong moraine up to the nose of both Hinku Nup and Shar Glacier. From here onwards, we take after a significantly extreme trail until the point when we achieve the campground at Khare. Finally, after reaching Khare, the campground displays the life-changing perspectives of the snow-topped mountains along the tent will be raised at that spot for spending the night.
Day 11: Trek from Khare (5045 m) to lower base camp (5,300 m)
Today leaving Khare, we walk forward after Mera Glacier up to the Mera La Pass. It’s an energizing ascend and the great view from the pass is just fulfilling. We face a short descent to set up our camp. After achieving a lower base camp, we have our lunch and set off to go to the ice climbing preparation gave by the climbing guide. After the preparation, we invest whatever is left of the energy unwinding and setting up the muscle for the following day's walk. Finally, the night will be spent in a risen camp at the lower base camp of Mera peak.
Day 12: Trek from lower base camp (5,300 m) to higher base camp (5,780 m)
Splitting the lower Base Camp of the Mera Peak, we proceed by ascending towards the north face of Mera peak to a spectacular porch settled just beneath the cairn to set up the high camp before encountering the summit. The trail is shake strewn for few ahead, which establishes somewhat unsafe and bit risky in case of recent snowfall. Subsequently setting up the tent at the high camp, we spend whatever remains of the day getting a charge out of the dusk see and the perspective of peaks from the high camp. This night will be spent in a tented camp at the high base camp of Mera Peak.
Day 13: Trek from higher base camp (5,780 m) to Summit (6,461 m) and back to Khare (5,045 m)
The thirteenth day is the most awaited day of the entire trip. We wake early around 2:30 am to have our breakfast after that, preparing crampons and entire gears we start developing elevation climbing the peak. After around 4-5 hours, we achieve the highest point of the peak that welcomes us a fabulous 360° perspective of the absolute most famous peaks transcending above 6,000 meters. We invest some moment on capturing snaps and descend down to the high camp for lunch along with walk slides down till Khare. Overnight will be spent in a tented camp at Khare.
Day 14: Reserve day
The climate in the Himalayas is really uncertain. In some cases because of horrible climate conditions, we won't have the capacity to summit the peak according to the arranged day. The terrible climate, as well as the health state of the group, may remain as an obstruction to achieving the summit on the arranged date as we have to defer the rise. Consequently, this is extra days is included the agenda, if on the off chance that we can't summit the peak according to the schedule. In the case of everything goes well, this day can be cut off from the itinerary.
Day 15: Trek from Khare (5,045 m) to Kothe (3,600 m)
After breakfast, we retrace the same earlier developed walking way before until the point when we achieve Kothe. Once again we get an opportunity to appreciate the perspectives of the valley, icy mass, rough way, field, and the midyear settlement en route before achieving Kothe. Finally, after achieving Kothe, we praise our achievement/accomplishment by getting a charge out of the neighborhood wine and nourishment. Overnight will be spent at a lodge in Kothe.
Day 16: Trek from Kothe (3,600 m) to Thuli Kharka (3,100 m)
Triggering the brutal and rough territory, we presently march towards the rich rhododendron, bamboo and pine forest towards the Thuli Kharka. These vegetations and the sound of tweeting winged fauna make the walk agreeable. From Kothe following the Hinku River edge, we trek down till Tashing Ongma and after that leaving the waterway edge we enter the forested areas and proceed until the point that we come to the Thuli Kharka. Tonight's accommodation and dinner will be hosted at Thuli Kharka.
Day 17: Trek from Thuli Kharka (3,100 m) to Lukla (2,642 m)
Around a couple of hours, upward stroll from Thuli Kharka will take us to Zatrwa La Pass. As we navigate the pass leaving the Makalu Barun National Park behind, we are invited with a fabulous perspective of Lukla Valley and some well-known peaks of the Khumbu area. We at that point walk the distance down to Chutanga after which, a simple and clear walk takes us to the town of Lukla. This is our last day throughout the Khumbu domain so consequently, we invest some time for enjoying with the crew members. Finally, the night will be spent at a hotel in Lukla.
Day 18: Fly from Lukla (2,642 m) to Kathmandu (1,300 m)
Last moment on the Khumbu region, we enjoy delicious breakfast and march forward towards Tenzing Hillary airport to board a morning scenic flight over the towering Himalayas to Kathmandu. The guide takes care of all of the airport formalities and considerations along porters will be there to shift your bag and luggage to the airport. After 30 to 35 minutes of flight, we reach Kathmandu along private vehicles will be awaiting you to transfer there towards a fine hotel. Tonight we host a farewell dinner in one of the famous Nepalese restaurants in Kathmandu.
Day 19: Departure day
Last day of trek managing a short time, you can move on forward for shopping to collect souvenirs for your friends and family members. We help you for your necessary arrangements and pack ups along our private vehicle escorts you to the airport focusing departure schedule. Well-wishers and representatives of our company will be there to wish for your safe journey.
- arm Clothes, windproof jackets, thermal wear, warm socks, scarf and woolen cap.
- Proper hiking boots, running comfortable shoes and a pair of flip-flops.
- T-shirts and hiking shorts
- Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
- Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries.
- A small light weight and quick drying towel.
- ater bottle and water purification tables
- ater purification tables or a water filter
- Sleeping bag and silk liner
- Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
Mera Peak Climbing FAQ
01: HOW DIFFICULT AND TECHNICAL IS MERA PEAK CLIMB?
Good news is Mera Peak one of least technical peak to climb although one of highest trekking peaks of Nepal, where grading system is just ‘F’ means “Facial Easy” used from French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification.
A peak of less technical difficulty but leads to strenuous long climb to reach the summit, and taking care on descend where walk and climb leads to moraine-ice-snow and glaciers.
But all climbers need to be physically fit and in sound medical health as well having proper climbing equipment also.
02: HOW MANY NIGHTS IN TENTS DURING MERA PEAK CLIMB?
Mera Peak located far and away from villages and town with no Tea-House /Lodge on route are not available. On treks and climbs spending in tents with all camping gear and facilities with
individual kitchen unit with cook, kitchen staff, trek /climbing guides and strong porters.
With camping includes dining tents as group size with toilet tent on dug-out hole on this trek and climb spending nights in tents from Lukla till back at Lukla duration of 12 nights and 13 days as our standard itinerary.
03: DO I NEED CLIMBING EXPERIENCE FOR MERA PEAK CLIMB?
If you have done basic course which will add more to your skill but exactly not overall necessary, where one has to be good and physically fit with sound medical, where rest of the climbing skill our expert guide will instruct and teaches you before the actual climb with technique needed.
All you need a positive attitude and determination rest our guide will support you throughout the climb and brings back safely after enjoying a life time experience.
04: WHAT TYPES OF EQUIPMENT/GEARS DO I NEED FOR MERA PEAK CLIMB?
Must be well equipped to enjoy the climb with good and standard climbing gear or equipment that includes plastic boots for climb and good quality ice-axe, most equipment listed in our home page or websites as well for trekking portions, and if you need more information on climb and gear where you can contact us, if it’s too much to carry from home, some of the items can be bought or on hire in Kathmandu.
05: CAN I TREK AND CLIMB SOLO ON MERA PEAK CLIMB WITHOUT GUIDE/PORTERS?
On trekking Peaks where individual people are not allowed as per the rules of the country for one safeties, trekking peaks or mountain expeditions where one can do it but needs to register and join with Government reputed and Registrated Company so that you will have safe adventure in the company of local guides.
06: IF I GET ALTITUDE SICKNESS PROBLEM?
It is normal in Himalaya, where some people might catch slight touch of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) at above 3,000 m or 4,000 m high. One can start taking Diamox or Acetazolamide as per your doctor advice with recommend dose, has been used for assisting with acclimatization on high altitude.
Where medical reports indicates the drug might be useful in treating at early stages of altitude sickness for prevention measures. But the best remedy is to head down till one is safe and secure at certain altitude, on recovering depends on fitness level carry on or quite the onward journey to reach back at Kathmandu.
For severe illness and immediate evacuation is by helicopter as long clients insurance covers helicopter rescue and medical expenses during treatment.
07: WHO/ HOW WILL I GET HELP IF I HAVE ANY PROBLEM ON MERA PEAK CLIMB?
All guides of White Hill Adventure are professional and have gone through basic medical training as well for high altitude sickness, where our guides helps you to in case of medical and personal problem.
We also carry portable oxygen and Gamma Bags (Pressure bags) for emergency purpose.
08: HOW EXPERIENCE MY SHERPA GUIDE AND PORTERS FOR MERA PEAK CLIMB?
White Hill Adventure provides expert and professional guides and well-experienced staff, who the areas of the country very well either on treks or climb to Mera Peak who have climbed and experienced leading many treks for past decades.
09: HOW MUCH COST FOR PERMITS?
Besides major mountaineering expeditions where most of trekking peaks controlled by NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) where climbing fees for the peaks such as Mera Peak will be @ US $ 700 in the group of 5-7 persons if group numbers gains extra fee comes to US$ 20 per day and added on each day of during climb period.
Extra fee includes Sagarmatha and Makalu Barun National Park Fees as well.
10: WHAT IS THE COST FOR MERA PEAK CLIMB?
It all depends upon itinerary day duration for the climb and as per group size with
fees that includes peaks as well for the park entrance @ cost ………………
US$ ……………….. per person in the group of minimum 2/3 pax
US$ ……………….. per person in the group of minimum 4 /6 pax
US$ ……………….. per person in the group of maximum above 10 /12 pax
11: FOOD AND TEA HOUSE CONDITION:
Mera Peak Climb it will be on all on camping basis, from the start to an end of the trek and climb, the only Lodge to stay will be at Lukla for overnight stop before flying to Kathmandu.
Food served in Camping of standard quality with set meals, includes breakfast- lunch and dinner with refreshing afternoon tea / coffee will be served cooked by our expert cooks.
Most of the meals include from typical Nepalese Dal / Bhat with lentil soup and seasonal vegetables, Sherpa / Chinese / Indian dishes to Continental meals where our cook can offer delights like fresh bakeries cakes, pie and breads. All foods served are healthy and hygienic in all our camping trips. Spacious two men tents for overnights with dining tents as per group size we also
provide portable chairs and tables also, along with toilets tents.
12: TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATION:
Mera Peak trek and climb involves only short flight in a small aircraft where transportation includes to ferry from hotel-airport to hotel in Kathmandu. Communication services where you can buy local SIM Card in Kathmandu or using Satellite phone will be good to carry, the line might not work in some areas on deep valley and gorge, but once on higher ridges and hills will be fine and does connect.
The only problem is for charging once from Lukla no assist for electric power except if you carry your own portable solar panel with enough extra batteries to last during the trip.
What is Mera Peak’s Death rate?
Challenging Mera peak (6,476 m) is strenuous with lots of steps and many ups and downs. Though, climbing higher on Mera peak through lower realm of death zone 5,500 m/ 18,044ft is unpredictable, indeed there is very minimum death rate. Yearly thousands of climbers ascend Mera peak but deaths on Mera peak are noticed rarely.
What Equipments are Required for the Trek?
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also, understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack what is necessary.
- Climbing harness
- 5 meters or more of 6mm climber’s accessory cord
- Figure 8 or Abseil belay device
- 1 large mitten sized ascender (large Petzl) and arm length leash
- 2 locking carabiners, 1 large and 1 small
- 4 regular carabiners
- Ice axe with a leash
- Crampons – must fit your boots perfectly. Steel crampons with anti-balling (anti-bot) plates are the most recommended
- Adjustable trekking poles
- Ski goggles
- Glacier sunglasses with side shields
- Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
- Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
- Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Prescription sunglasses (if required)
- Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket
- Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
- 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
- 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
- 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
- Non-cotton underwear briefs
- 1 pair of Hiking shorts
- 1 pair of Hiking trousers
- 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
- 1 pair of fleece or wool trousers
- 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
- 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
- 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
- 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, “broken-in”)
- 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
- Cotton socks (optional)
- Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
- 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)
- Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
- 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
- 1 large duffel bag
- A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
- Small padlocks for duffle-kit bags
- 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
- Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
- Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
- 1 skin-blister repair kit
- Anti-diarrhea pills
- Anti-headache pills
- Cough and/or cold medicine
- Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
- Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
- Water purification tablets or the water filter
- 1 set of earplugs
- Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
- 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
- 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
- 1 compass or GPS(optional)
- 1 alarm clock/watch
- 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
- large Ziplocs
- 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
- 1 small folding knife
- Binoculars (optional)
- 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
- 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
- Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
- Nail clippers
- Face and body moisturizer
- Female hygiene products
- Small mirror
- Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Tissue /toilet roll
- Anti-bacterial handwash
- Reading book
- Trail map/guide book
- Journal and pen
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at tea- houses and/or camps)
- 1 modest swimsuit
- Binoculars (optional)
- Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
- Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
- Lightweight (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow
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