Mera Peak Climbing - 18 Days

  • 18 Days
Price per personUS$1989
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 2555
2 - 2 US$ 2479
3 - 5 US$ 2145
6 - 10 US$ 2099
11 - 15 US$ 1989
24 May, 2024
$2555 x 1 guests:
$2555

Total
$2555
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  • Trip Duration18 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate - Strenuous
  • Best SeasonSpring & Autumn
  • Max Altitude6480 m

Overview

Mera Peak (6480 m) is the highest of trekking peaks in Nepal located in SoluKhumbu district in the Everest region’s eastern part of Nepal. It is a very high mountain although it is a normal climb that requires no technical climbing on this route. One can experience its climb with an average fitness even though no previous experience of climbing.

Mera Peak Climbing 18-Day itinerary is a perfect itinerary designed for all the groups of climbers from begging to experienced adventure enthusiasts. Our guided trip is eighteen days long including some spare days for the acclimatization along the way and it’s completely flexible to attempt the summit in terms of the weather and preparation factors.

We organize this exciting small group and private tour every Spring ( March-May) and Autumn (September-November), our focus has been always on a small group of climbers with moderate climbing and hiking experience looking to try a snowy summit in Nepal which is not a technical but which requires basic alpine skills. Our success rate with small groups is 99 percent since we have been organizing the climbing trip to Mera for almost one and half decades.

However, we also organize private trips for solo travelers with a private guide (one-on-one ratio) at a reasonable price. We have open dates for solo travelers or small groups of friends to sign up, book the tour with a sky-high offer today. Remember, on our guided 18 days Mera peak climb itinerary, we provide a highly experienced local trekking guide for a group or solo travelers and porter (1 porter for every 2 trekkers), and one climbing guide for every 2 climbers during the climb from the Khare or Mera Peak Base Camp.

During the trek to Khare, we accommodate you at the tea houses or trekking lodges along the way, and from Khare to High camp or Basecamp, we provide tents for sleeping and clocking tents where we will prepare all your foods including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

CLIMBING MERA 

The multiple-day trek into the peak provides us a great chance to enjoy all aspects of the Himalayan experience, from the lush green forests of the lower Khumbu region before crossing high passes and making your way up into the more sparse and rocky upper reaches. As we near the northern approaches of the peak we pass steep glaciers plunging into spectacular lakes behind huge ridges of glacial moraine.

We use a high camp for this peak so experience camping on the snow and keeping warm, dry, hydrated, and well-fed is important to ensure you're in the best shape for summit day. We have plenty of time on the walk-in, which is stunning, to practice the skills needed. If you're unsure of your suitability do feel free to contact us for a chat at [email protected]

TERRAIN ON THE TREK AND CLIMB OF MERA PEAK

The walk starts by heading south from Lukla and our altitude certainly fluctuates as the path ascends and descends the valleys of the region. Underfoot we have well-trodden paths which at times can be rocky, slippy if wet, and uneven in parts. Our itinerary uses and longer trek in to allow for really good acclimatization and a shorter route back to Lukla after the climb.

Once on the mountain itself, there will be scrambling at times on quite loose rock to below the snow line. Once on the snow, the route can vary depending on local conditions at the time and if required you will be roped up in groups of three or four. The terrain is not difficult but it does require care and alertness. The route is normally well marked, and groups tend to follow a similar 'path'. The terrain requires no technical climbing, but you will need to use winter skills and equipment (ax, crampon) when on the snow, which you will practice on the trek in.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a scenic mountain flight to Lukla from Khathmandu
  • Ideal first Himalayan climb into the heart of the Himalayas 
  • Challenge yourself at altitude with your local private guide!
  • Enjoy the trek through the beautiful villages of Khumbu Nepal as it involves a culturally stimulating journey through remote picturesque villages and forests, followed by a gentle climb to the summit.
  • Nepal’s highest trekking peak- Mera Peak (6480 m)

Itinerary

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Welcome to Nepal! Our friendly driver and an airport representative will greet you and pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. We can then spend the rest of the day taking a rest. In the evening, we get to try Nepalese cuisine at a welcome dinner hosted by ART. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meal: Breakfast
  • Maximum Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

We’ll get an early start today to enjoy the best sights and attractions that Kathmandu has to offer. This morning, you’ll join an exciting sightseeing tour of the city’s many UNESCO World Heritage sites. You’ll visit the enormous Buddhist stupas of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath, where Buddhists and Hindus alike come to show their devotion. You’ll also visit the splendid temple of Pashupatinath on the banks of the Bagmati River, which is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. And you won’t want to miss the many pagoda-style temples which comprise the world-famous Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the afternoon, you’ll meet back up with your guide to check your gear and make any final arrangements for your upcoming trek. After dinner, you’ll spend one more night in your hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meal: Breakfast
  • Maximum Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

On the first day of our trekking toward the mountains. We catch an early morning flight to Lukla and begin our trek to Paiya after landing at the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla (2840 m). The trail as we walk on a jungle trail, cross a bridge over the Handi Khola and reach Surke Village. From here we continue moving south and cross the Chutok La pass before reaching the small settlement of Paiya where settle our first night over stay at this peaceful place. 

  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Trekking lodge
  • Flight: 35 min
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,800m/9,187ft

After taking our first breakfast in the mountain, We descend for a while and reach a small bridge. From here the trail is slippery until we cross the Kari La pass. We walk through rhododendron and bamboo forests on a narrow mountain trail. On today’s trip, we also get to be in awe of the Dudhkoshi Valley. We continue our trek to Panggom Village whose settlers are dependent on farming and trading. Overnight in Panggom.

  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Trekking lodge
  • Trekking time: 5-7 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,846m/9,338ft

We begin our trek after breakfast. Approching to cross the Panggom La pass. Then we ascend, walk on a steady path and turn north. We cross Peseng Kharka Khola first then after walking for some time, reach Peeng Kharka Danda. We cross Ningsow Khola (stream) before reaching the Ningsow Village. Overnight in Ningsow.

  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Trekking lodge
  • Trekking time: 4-5 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,863m/9,394ft

After breakfast, We start trekking From Ningsow, we climb first then descend for a while and climb some more to reach Ramailo Danda. From here we get extraordinary views of Mera Peak and Salpa. After ascending and descending our trail, we enter the Makalu Barun National Park. Our trail from here to Chhatra Khola is called Pasang Lhamu trail. On the way, if we are lucky, we might even come across the elusive Red Panda. Overnight in Chhatra Khola.

  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Trekking lodge
  • Trekking time: 7-8 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Altitude2,800m/9,187ft

After breakfast, We walk towards the north on the main trail to Mera Peak. After walking on a trail next to the Majang Khola, we merge with another trail that moves alongside the Hinku Khola. Our trail moves straight ahead towards Tashing Ongma which has seasonal tea shops. We continue our trek and cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe. Overnight in Kothe.

  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Trekking lodge
  • Trekking time: 5-7 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,691m/12,110ft

After breakfast, start trekking along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. We take lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders’ settlement on the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Beyond Gondishung, we pass a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we can find Mera Peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. A short walk takes us to Thaknak, which is a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops. Overnight in Thaknak.

  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Trekking lodge
  • Trekking time: 3-4 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,358m/14,299ft

We leave the Thanknak after breakfast, we follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, we can see the northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch, we can hike in and around Khare. Overnight at Khare.

  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Trekking lodge
  • Trekking time: 2-3 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Altitude: 5,045m/16,553ft

We have a separate day set aside solely for acclimatization and basic training just to prepare ourselves better for the Mera Peak climb. Our climbing leader will help us polish our basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the best ways to use our climbing gears like the ice axe, harness, ascender climbing boots, and crampons. The training will also include learning the best climbing technique with the rope. Overnight in Khare.

  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Trekking lodge
  • Trekking time: 5-7 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Altitude: 5,045m/16,553ft

Today's our walk through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail to reach the Mera Peak Base Camp. From here, we continue further through the Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp. Our path is along a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. Then we set up a high camp while enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, and Baruntse. Overnight at Mera High Camp.

  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Trekking lodge
  • Trekking time: 5-7 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Altitude: 5,780m/18,964ft

Today is a really important day for the expedition. We wake up very early in the morning around 2 in the morning for breakfast. It’s going to be very cold in the beginning but soon we warm up as we continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may use a fixed rope if the climbing leader believes it’s required. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we take in spectacular 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. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare. Overnight in Khare.

  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Trekking lodge
  • Trekking time: 8 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Altitude: 6,461m/21,199ft

Weather in the Himalayas is quite unpredictable. Hence, it is good to take on a contingency days considering unfavorable weather or any other obstructions that might delay the group in climbing the peak. If the group summit the peak on the planned date and everything goes well, this day could be cut off from the itinerary.

  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Trekking lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Included)

After our breakfast at the Lodge, We will continue our descending trail on this day from Khare to Kothe. The beautiful routes pass through incredible courses. We will make some ascents before descending for a few hours to arrive at Kothe's settlements. After walking the natural terrains for 4 hours approx, we will reach the destination for the day. We will then spend the night at a teahouse in Kothe from the destinations. There you can socialize with fellow trekkers and rest for the night.

  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Trekking lodge
  • Trekking time: 5-7 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Included)

After our breakfast, we Begin climbing up through the lush forest of Rhododendron, Bamboo, and Pine, on the west side of the Hinku valley to the Tuli kharka for your overnight stay.

  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Trekking lodge
  • Trekking time: 5-7 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Included)

The last day walk of the adventure morning leads with a climb over the high ridge of Naulekh or Kalo Himal including Zatrwa Og and Zatrwa-La passes, after a tough long climb then descends to Chutanga into green areas and forest, where a few hours of the great walk takes you back at Lukla for final overnight around Khumbu and Everest area.

  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Trekking lodge
  • Trekking time: 5-7 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Included)

For the last breakfast in the mountain, we enjoyed our early breakfast and jump on our early morning flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping and sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the climbers’ successful summit of Mera Peak. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Tea House/ Trekking lodge
  • Trekking time: 5-7 hrs
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Included)

Our adventure comes to an end today.  There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from ART will take you to the airport, approximately 2 hours before your scheduled flight with a beautiful farewell ceremony! 

    Trip inclusion

    • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop-off and all
    • ground transport private vehicles.
    • Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek and Climbing the mountain.
    • A highly experienced and knowledgeable English-speaking trekking Guide
    • A highly experienced and knowledgeable English-speaking climbing guide
    • All Food, Accommodation, Transportation, Insurance, and transportation for the guides.
    • All necessary paperwork: Sagarmatha national park fee, climbing permit, and TIMS card.
    • 2-Night at a 3 Star tourist hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Special climbing permits for Mera Peak
    • Round trip flight from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including applicable departure taxes
    • Water purification tablets to purify your water during the trek for a safe drink
    • All Camping Equipment (kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chair, and kitchen utensils
    • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket, etc.. on return basic
    • Trekking lodge (Tea House) and tents during the trek and climbing periods.
    • Group gears and supplies (ropes, ice screws, snow bars).
    • Snacks (crackers) and  Seasonal available fresh fruits during the trek.
    • ART's Certificate of appreciation after the successful trip
    • Farewell dinner at the best typical Nepalese restaurant along with the cultural performances 
    • Alpine Rumble's complimentary free T-shirt, route map, and duffel bags
    • An Oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse at high altitudes.
    • Basic first aid box including Diamox for the high altitude sickness
    • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex
    • health conditions in the mountain (funded by Travel Insurance)
    • All government, Local taxes, and official Expenses.
    • Travel Insurance and any sort of rescue.
    • Hot shower.
    • Personal Expenses such as laundry, phone, internet, etc.
    • All soft and hard drinks.
    • Tips for guide, and staffs 

    Trip Info

    ACCOMMODATIONS

    Before and after the climb, the accommodation on the trek is in comfortable tea houses or trekking lodges run by local families of the Sherpa people. Each tea house or lodge has a central communal area with a stove, while the bedrooms are unheated with two beds and blankets, mattresses, and pillows. The sleeping bag should be carried by us (it can be provided by the company). The lodges generally offer hot showers at request which are powered by gas and most of the places have buckets of hot showers rather than flush.

    We stay 2-night in tents during the climbing process at the places of Mera Base Camp, and High Camp.

    Meals 

    Meals on the trek are very convenient and of good quality, they can be found in a mixture of a variety of local and western recipes and food throughout the trek. Some of the most popular foods like Dal Bhat (typical Nepalese food) or Momos, Noodles, spaghetti, bread, soups, Chowmien, noodles are a great choice and burgers & chips are a common meal in Lower areas like Lukla. At Mera Peak base and High camp we will be staying in tents usually sleeping two persons per tent, a private tent will be provided for solo travelers. 

    We would recommend carrying a 4-season sleeping bag if you do not have your own then the company will be provided it to you.

    NOTE: Kathmandu has a large range of luxury stars hotel offers to select for your stay. However, we will also be pleased to be part of this help to make the reservations for the 4 and 5-star hotel booking as well on request.

    Passport and Visa

    If you are traveling to Nepal you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu where you can simply get an On Arrival Visa” and you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.

    You will be charged $40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to the forefingers except for Chinese and India. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa)!

    Travel Insurance

    In Safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers in participating in any trek and tour programs on the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas is like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, and medical evacuation expenses it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything things that may go wrong.

    Packing list for CLIMB MERA PEAK SHORT

    The following lists are the essential trekking gear that is recommended for trekking in Nepal and all listed gears can also buy easily in Kathmandu, Kathmandu has a number of shops selling the necessary clothes and gear for trekkers.

    CLIMB MERA PEAK SHORT Safety and Satisfactions

    SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.

    On this trek, you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, the guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with a first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your own personal mediation on this trek. However, in emergency cases, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.

    Note: During the trek, make sure you are always in the safe zone of the place wherever you are while trekking on the mountain because you may encounter a number of mules, yaks are carrying the suppliers for hotels, Yaks Donkey and Jokpa use for the major transportations in the Himalayas region, as we always need to be aware with them, and stay at the safe place, especially at the narrow section of the trail.

    Responsible tourism

    Our experienced field staff/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role of following the rules.

    • please respect the local people and their laws, custom, and their beliefs

    • Please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community.
    • please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
    • Please help the local community to encourage the positive sides of tourism as long as possible.
    • We Alpine Ramble Treks are involved in the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.

     

    Booking and payment process

    Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government-authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075. We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations, therefore, any adventure-interested persons are heartily welcomed to be booked and be part of our family now, we treat you as family members while traveling with us. we called mountain family, home away from home with us.

    To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit 10 % of the full trip cost in advance to the prior time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. the remaining the payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit cards or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request you to send us all your documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking.

    Extra personal expenses on trekking

    During the trek, all your foods are included in the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks), the foods will be served as per the package program and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra.

    Last-minute booking

    The last-minute booking can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form or, by sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trips.

    Fitness and Experiences

    For your personal safety and success, we recommend physical activities like running, swimming, and some smaller climbs to lower peaks which incorporate climbs that involve the use of crampons. Be prepared for extreme exposure and steep drop-offs and be capable of carrying around 30lbs/15 kilos. If possible, get some experience in technical rock and mountaineering climbing to prepare for your trek and climb to Island Peak. Be familiar with using other climbing equipment, such as jumar ascenders, crampons, and ropes.

    Weather Forecast

    During the climb, your guide will have access to current weather conditions.
    Any questions can be directed to ART. We are here to ensure you are well-equipped and prepared for this fantastic adventure

    CLIMBING GEARS

    Mountaineering Equipment
    Crampons, Ice ax, Helmet, Harness, Lock and unlock Carabineers, Shovel, Climbing pack, Rope, Ski poles, Desender/abseil device, Jumper (Ascender), Tapes, Prusik Loops, Rappel device, Hand Warmer (if possible)

    Clothing and Wears


    Trekking shoes with spare laces, Mountaineering Boots, Plastic or leather for mountaineering boots, Gore-Tex pants, Long shorts, Insulated Parka, Jumper, Waterproof Jackets, Down Jacket, Fleece Vest, Wool cap, Neck Gaiter, Gloves, Climbing Socks, Thermal Underwear, Sandals, Snow Goggle

    Essential Gears


    Backpack, Duffle bag, Sleeping Bag, sleeping pad, Tents

    Gadgets


    Map, Compass, Camera, GPS, Two-way radios, Binoculars, Head Lamp, Flashlight

    Sun Protection Items
    Sunglasses, sun scream, Lip balm,

    Medical


    First aid Kit (Brufen / Ibuprofens, Antibiotic, Diamox, Paracetamol, Handy Plaster, Crack Bandage, Tincture Iodine, etc.)

    Other Essentials


    Energy Bars, Water bottle, Water Purification Tablets, Toiletries, Trekking poles, Pocket knife, raincoat, Satellite Phone, Altimeter

    We look forward to experiencing this trip with you soon!