Mera Peak Climbing | Mera Peak Expedition 2023/2024

Duration: 17 Days(5)of 3 reviews

Overview

  • Duration 17 Days
  • Max. Altitude 6,654 m | 21,830 ft.
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Trip Area Khumbu Region
  • Best Season Spring & Autumn

Highlights

  • Adventure trek in Hinku valley of the Himalayas
  • Cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • Amazing views of the Himalayan peaks
  • Beautiful Himalayan trekking experience
  • Meera Peak climbing
  • Breathtaking views of 8000 meter mountains
  • Not technical yet physically challenging climb

With a prominence of 1063 meters,Mera Peak has been named the highest trekking peak in Nepal. A collection of three peaks, South, North, and Central, makes peak climbing even more challenging and interesting. Mera peak expedition is truly a remarkable adventure that takes you into absolute isolation and in the wilderness with natural surroundings away from villages and human settlements. Enjoy the panoramic views of the five 8000 meters’ peaks: Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga. Apart from those peaks, experience the lifestyle of the Sherpa people living in the remote and untouched lands of the Everest Region.

Mera peak expedition is one of the most impressive expedition peaks, which can be summited by any trekker or adventure lover who has a dream of standing on a Himalayan Summit. However, reaching the summit of the Mera peak seems quite challenging but the mountaineering skill that you need is very basic. If you don’t have any mountaineering experience, we, Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, will customize a climb training course that will cover various aspects of climbing techniques and skills like glacier travel, and rope fixing as well as ascending and descending.

The Mera Peak climbing expedition begins with a scenic flight to the Tenzing and Hilary airport at Lukla. The flight offers the first glimpses of the Himalayas. A completely new and unhindered route is taken to get to the base of Mera Peak. Get past the Paiya, Panggom, Ningsow, and such other Sherpa villages to arrive at the Mera High Camp. Stop at the village of Khare for pre-climbing training. With a non-technical climb at the beginning followed by a difficult trek at the end, this expedition proves to be the most difficult trek you ever had.

Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition offers you the full board package Mera Peak expedition. From arrival to Kathmandu, getting permits from NMA to your departure, you don’t have to worry about anything. We will likewise provide you with all the necessary things during your climbing period along with experienced and professional trekking and climbing guide who will assist you on the trek as well as climbing the peak.

Itinerary

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As per your flight plan, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to stretch out a warm welcome to you in our wonderful nation for the lovely outing. As you fly towards the International Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport on a clear sunny day, you can see the breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks spread in distance.

Once you land, a representative from Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition will escort you to your hotel. The day is complete leisure. You can either choose to rest in your hotel room and remove jet lag or take a short walk around in the ancient valley of Kathmandu.

On the second day of your arrival, we will be taking you on the historical and cultural sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. We will take a tour around Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple- Swoyambhunath Stupa – the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath Temple – the biggest Hindu Shrine, and Bouddhanath- a massive Buddhist Shrine. All these historical monuments are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage site. You will be accompanied by a professional licensed guide during your city tour around the beautiful city of Temples.

Once you complete the day tour, you will be escorted to the Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition office. In the office, you will be meeting up with the climbing leader who will brief you about the nature of the expedition's required equipment, and the team formation. After the briefing is over, you will have time to do last-minute shopping for the personal items that you need. In the afternoon, before we take a flight, the team leader will check everyone’s equipment, to make sure that everything is right.

After packing of our bags the previous night, our trip starts today with a short drive to the only international airport in Nepal. Fly to one of the most dangerous airports in the world, the Tenzing Hilary Airport early in the morning. During the flight, enjoy a lot of views of the Himalayas from your plane seats.

After our arrival at the Lukla airstrip, let the porters carry all of our trekking staff and equipment as we sort things out. We will check in to the local lodge and spend the rest of the time in Lukla for acclimatization. 

From today onwards the journey towards the most interesting and scenic place; Mera peak begins. After we have breakfast in the lodge, we will begin our trek toward the village of Chutang. The four our trek towards Chutang passes several villages and farm lands with great scenery of hills and valleys. Chutang is a summer pasture and grazing area surrounded by dense pine and rhododendron tree lines. Reaching this wonderful place, we will utilize the leisure time for resting and for acclimatization. 

In the early part of our trek, we will ascend to the height to cross over Kalo Himal Ridge around Nau Lekh rocky mountain range. After crossing the ridge, our trek takes the steep climb up to the top ridge also known as Zartwa Og (4,450). This place is decorated and festooned with many Buddhist prayer flags.

Beyond here, our hike traverses over a boulder slope for a while and then again climbs uphill to Zartwa-La (4600 meters.). An hour downhill walks from this place marveling at the stunning scenery and reaches Tuli Kharka.  

Leaving Tuli Kharka after the early breakfast, we will hike north to the main trail to Mera Peak. Along the trail today, you will have an excellent view of Peak 43 and Kusum Kanguru peaks. Continuing our hike, next to Majang Khola, we merge with another trail that moves alongside the Hinku Khola.

Moving upstream for a while in the straight trail, we will reach Tashing Ongma. This village consists of small tea shops. Once we rest in this small village, we will continue our hike and cross a bridge over the Sanu Khola and eventually reach Kothe.

Today is an excellent trekking day to the phenomenal lake junction of Khola Kharka. During our hike today, we will be able to enjoy jaw-dropping views of the south face of Mera Peak throughout the day. Commencing our trek, we will take a pleasant walk through the forest of pine and rhododendron reaching a wide open valley with a small Sheppard’s hut.

Continuing the hike, we cross the small bridge before reaching Gonidshung near the Thaknak area. At Thaknak you will encounter a 200-year-old small gompa, which is built beneath a huge boulder. An hour's walk from the ancient gompa will lead us to the camping area of Tangnang. This place is a temporary settlement of yak herders.

Taking a rest is the most crucial part of high-altitude trekking. Resting before heading to higher elevations helps to prevent Acute Mountain Sickness. So, we will take a day off to rest and acclimatization in the camp.

During the day we will take a short hike to the viewpoint to enjoy the beautiful setting of this place. From this viewpoint, you can observe the outstanding scenery of the forest, and landscapes surrounded by magnificent mountains.

After a good rest at the camp of Thagnak, we will start our morning walk following the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier. During the walk towards the Dig glacier, you will get the opportunity to witness the breathtaking scenery of Charpate Himal which surrounds the Hinku valley.

The trail ascends steep uphill for a while and then goes downhill to a large pasture area of Dig Kharke. A short steep uphill hike, across the boulder-strewn hillside, reaches Khare. 

We will reach our destination, Mera Base Camp, where we will begin our Mera Peak expedition. Commencing on our trek today we will walk through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail, climb over Mera Glacier and then take a short walk on the ice section reaches Mera Base Camp.

You can observe the outstanding views from the Mera Base Camp, which you will never forget. After reaching the base camp we will take a rest for acclimatization.  

After early breakfast in the camp, we will start our morning climbing up to the Mera La (5,400m/17,717ft.) crossing over Mera Glacier. The beginning of our trail is relatively easy and gradually becomes steep as we approach the glacier. Here, you will need to stay focused and ensure that you get your foot placement correctly. You may also have to use the helmet and crampons as in this part of the trek there is a high possibility of rock falls.

After a hard struggle to reach the top of the glacier, walking around it is the most pleasing feeling, which will remain lifelong. You could also enjoy the outstanding vistas of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, and Bruntse Peak. A short descent from the glacier reaches High Camp (5,800 m / 19,029 ft) hidden behind the rocky section.  

The most awaited and highlighted part of our trip has finally arrived. Today is the day we will summit Mera Peak. Starting early before the breaking of dawn, we will gradually climb to the summit of Mera Peak. However, the success of the climb depends upon the weather condition.

As we will be starting our climb early, the temperature will be freezing at the beginning but soon we will be warmed up. From the peculiar ridge, you can see the heavenly view of the first rays of the sun hitting the prominent peaks in an amazing red glow. 6 hours of slow and steady walk avoiding crevasses and climbing higher into ever-thinning air, we eventually reach the summit of Mera Peak.

Once you reach the summit of Mera Peak, your dream will become a reality and fills you up with overwhelming joy. From here, you could also enjoy the breathtaking views of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7, 129m) and others. After reaching the summit and enjoying the out-of-the-world scenery of the mighty Himalayas ranges, we will retrace our steps back to the High Camp. At high camp, we will rest for a while, and back up your kit before we long descend to Khare.   

One extra day is needed here in case of any delay on the summit push because of the weather condition and any other circumstances. 

After a successful expedition of Mera peak, along with gathering the experience of a lifetime, we will retrace our trail from Khare to Kothe. We will take a pleasant walk through Thaknak, enjoying the moment, before reaching Kothe for the overnight stay. Once we reach Kothe, we will have a small celebration of a successful expedition of Mera Peak. 

Leaving the Kothe, we will begin our morning walk through the forested area with Blue Himalayan pines and the rhododendron tree line. Our trail ascends for a while and descends to cross several tributaries of Inkhu Khola. Walking through Chorten, passing several nice grazing areas and meadows, we will take a steep ascend uphill to reach Thulik Khara. 

Today is the long day of walking and also the last day of the trek. We will climb over Naulekh Himal Ridge and then Zartwa Og to reach Lukla. After a hard climb, we follow downhill leaving the alpine paradise to get to the village of Monjo. Follow the same trail as we followed earlier to get back to the village of Phakding. An easy walk along the Dudh Koshi will take us to the village of Lukla. 

Enjoy the view of the high peaks one last time. Fill yourself with fodder and then get on the plane from the Tenzing Hilary Airport to have views of the snow-capped peaks one last time. Upon our arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, we will drive you to your hotel. 

    On the last day of our trip, representatives of Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition will drive you to the airport according to your flight schedule back to home or onward destination.

    Meeting you has been such a wonderful experience, and we do hope our relationship will keep going long.

    We hope that you enjoyed the Mera Peak Climbing and hope to see you for another adventure soon.

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    Cost Details

    Included

    • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
    • Tented accommodation during the climb
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
    • English speaking, trained, and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader), and assistant guides
    • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
    • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
    • Down jacket  (to be returned after trip completion)
    • Himalayan Scenery's trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map
    • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Mera Peak climbing permit
    • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
    • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
    • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
    • All government and local taxes

    Excluded

    • Nepalese visa fee
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet,  laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
    • Personal climbing equipment
    • Personal climbing guide if requested
    • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
    • Tips for guides and porters

    Useful Info

    In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster, or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concerns. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

    Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla

    Tenzing Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport, is the small but busiest airport situated in a wonderful valley fenced by high mountains. This airport has been carved into a mountain ridge and sites by a perilous three-kilometer drop. Because of the high location, the weather around here is erratic and is likely to be changed in every few hours resulting in flight delays and cancellations.

    Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the only modes of transportation to and from Lukla Airstrip. However, because of the unpredictable weather of the high mountains reason, there is always the risk of flight cancellation or delays. In some cases, the flights are delayed or canceled for 2 or more days. The long delays in the flight schedule, may hinder your trip. However, we Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, help you Charter a helicopter to or from the Lukla Airstrip, in case of flight cancellation or delays due to harsh and unpredictable mountain weather conditions. We will provide you with the best service to make sure that you are on schedule for your trip and international flight connection.

    To charter a helicopter to or from the Lukla Airstrip, you will be charged approximately 2500 USD to 4,000 USD per Helicopter. The helicopter conveys 4 to 5 passengers at a time, so the aggregate chartered fee can be shared amongst the passengers (USD 500 to USD 3000 is applicable per person). The cost of this service is payable directly to our office, and later this can be submitted to the travel insurance company for reimbursement. Our company will provide you with all the required documentation for the claim.

    Team Composition

    Team composition is important to ensure the safety and comfort of the climbers. We observe high safety standards, therefore, for 2 International Climbers, we assign:

    • HST Accredited Climbing Leader
    • High Altitudes Assistance Sherpa
    • Cook
    • Base Camp Assistance and other necessary trek crew such as Porters, Yaks, and Yak man
    • Because of our high safety standards, team members would be added as per the number of international climbers.

    Hotel and Accommodation on Mera Peak Climbing

    Trek to the Himalayas is one of the favorite destinations for travel enthusiasts and adventure seekers all around the globe. Although the Himalayan region of Nepal is the most popular trekking destination in the world; there are a lot of things people don’t have a clue about. While trekking to the high mountain region, you will not find the hotels and accommodation as you see in the city areas. The hotels and accommodations around the high Himalayan have fewer services and facilities. The hot shower may turn out to be simply a bucket of lukewarm water and the toilet may be a latrine behind the hotel. The private room can be a wooden cell with no furniture except a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door. So, while trekking to the mountainous region of Nepal, you need to be ready to stay in the less fancy and minimum facilitated hotels.

    On the expedition Journey to Mera Peak, we provide you with a 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are in Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your journey to Base Camp of Mera Peak, we provide you with the basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow, and a blanket. The lodges on the trail to Mera Peak are always crowded and in some cases, you may have to share a room with other trekkers or may have to sleep in the dining room. We put every effort to make your trek as cozy as possible. However, you need to stay flexible in some cases. We will accommodate the groups in the local lodges available each day. We send the porters ahead of us to pre-book the room for the next day (rooms cannot be pre-booked in all places).

    During the Expedition, we will be staying in a tent. All the food is prepared by our expert cook. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. However, a single room will be provided on request and by paying a single supplement of USD 390.

    In Kathmandu besides the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan for the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

    Food and Beverages

    All the food and Beverages included on the package to Mera Peak Climbing are provided by the company itself. The food is provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying bottled water and boiled water as well.

    During the expedition period hygienic and freshly cooked food will be served to you. All foods are prepared at the camp by our highly experienced cook.

    Upon your arrival at Kathmandu after the successful expedition, we will provide a farewell dinner consisting of authentic Nepalese cuisines.

    Transportation

    We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick-up and sightseeing tours around Kathmandu. We likewise provide the flight to and from Lukla Airstrip for the

    Luggage and Backpack

    The main luggage of yours will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, to carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave things which are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip to ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.

    Guide and Porters on Trek

    We provide you with a well-trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek. Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg from each trekker). We provide one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide an additional guide for your trip.

    Leaders and Staff Management

    Climbing Leader and Staff Management are one of the most critical parts of the Expedition journey determining the success, enjoyability, and memorability of the trip. A highly experienced, skilled, and courteous climbing leader will make the expedition journey smooth and easy. At Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, all the expedition crew members along with the climbing leader are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate leadership skill and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about the culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following training:

    • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
    • Trekking Guide Training
    • Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
    • English Language
    • Conservation and Biodiversity
    • Rock climbing, Ice Climbing, and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

    Personnel Expenses

    Personnel Expenses are largely influenced by your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Mera Peak Expedition. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get a significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs for the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips, and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to the staff. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10%of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

    Rescue and Evacuation

    Nepal is a country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for thrill and adventure seekers all around the globe. In spite of the fact that Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover and thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with a serious hazard. The most exciting, and joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection, and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing on your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive in Kathmandu. To learn more about Travel Insurance for the Trip to Nepal, please do visit the Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.

    Additional Information

    Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at +977 – 9851083619. We are available on Viber and WhatsApp.

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