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Mera Peak Climbing (Nepal)

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Trip Overview

Nepal

Mera Peak climbing is rather a mountain trekking than a peak climbing. The highest trekking peak of Nepal-Mera peak climbing offers to experience a trekking in Nepal Himalaya plus collecting stunning views of the mountains including Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Chamlang, Makalu and Baruntse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Kangtega and much more.Rising up to 6,461.

 

Mera peak climbing also includes visiting some of the wonderful places of Everest region- the Hinku and Hongu Valleys. Walking through the culture and tradition-rich Sherpa villages and exploring their cultures and the living style makes the trip an amazing one.

The best seasons for climbing Mera Peak are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November).

 

Outline itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu (1334m) and transfer to hotel

Day 2: Sightseeing Kathmandu and preparation day (B/D)

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) [45 minutes] and Trek to Chuthang (3020m) (4-5 hrs Trek) (B/L/D)

Day 4: Trek from Chhuthang to Thuli Kharka (4100m) via Zatrawala Pass [4600m) (5-6 hrs Trek) (B/L/D)

Day 5: Trek from Tuli kharka to Kothe (3,580m) (6-7 hrs Trek) (B/L/D)

Day 6: Trek from Kote to Thangnak (4358m) (4-5 hrs Trek) (B/L/D)

Day 7: Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5045m) (5-6 hrs Trek) (B/L/D)

Day 8: Rest at Khare(B/L/D)

Day 9: Trek to Mera Base Camp (5350m) (3-4 hrs Trek) (B/L/D)

Day 10: Trek to Mera High Camp (5780m.) (3-4 hrs Trek) (B/L/D)

Day 11: Summit to Mera Peak (6461m) descent to Khare (8-9 hrs Climb and trek) (B/L/D)

Day 12: Reserve day in case of bad weather (B/L/D)

Day 13: Trek back to Kothe (3580/5-6 hrs Trek) (B/L/D)

Day 14: Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4100m./5-6 hrs Trek) (B/L/D)

Day 15: Trek back to Lukla via Zatrawala Pass (2840m/6 hrs Trek) (B/L/D)

Day 16: Flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel(B)

Day 17: Free day at leisure (B)

Day 18: Fly back home(B)

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu (1334m) and transfer to hotel.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport on of our representative will welcome you and will transfer to the hotel. You can take a good rest and get refreshed of the jetlag in the free time.
In the evening if you prefer then you can walk around the busy yet interesting streets of Thamel. Overnight.

 

Day 2: Sightseeing Kathmandu and preparation day (B/D)

The Kathmandu valley sightseeing is dedicated to exploring four of the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu including Soyambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After the sightseeing, you will have a trip briefing session. Then you can check your gears and can add if any of the gears are missing. Later you will be taken to an authentic Nepali restaurant for the dinner with a cultural program. Overnight.

 

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) [45 minutes] and Trek to Chuthang (3020m) (4-5 hrs Trek) (B/L/D)

Early morning you will take a scenic, literally an adventurous flight to Lukla. Then you will your remaining crew there. After the breakfast, you will start your trekking toward Chutang. Here you will be trekking through the dense forest passing several water streams. Overnight.

 

Day 4: Trek from Chhuthang to Thuli Kharka (4100m) via Zatrawala Pass [4600m) (5-6 hrs Trek) (B/L/D)

The trail from Chuthang to Zatrawala Pass is steep, so walk carefully. Once you complete the pass you will be rewarded with the stunning views of mountains including Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri and other. Then the descends down to Thuli Kharka for the overnight.

 

Day 5: Trek from Tuli kharka to Kothe (3,580m) (6-7 hrs Trek) (B/L/D)

The trail today combines both uphill and downhill through the dense rhododendron, oak, and pine forest. The amazing views of the mountains including Mera itself will accompany whole day. Overnight.

 

Day 6: Trek from Kote to Thangnak (4358m) (4-5 hrs Trek) (B/L/D)

From Kothe, the trail steeps up through the ridge of the Hinku Khola. Along the way, you will pass the Lungsumgba Gompa which is one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries and believed to be built approx. 200 years before. Overnight.

 

Day 7: Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5045m) (5-6 hrs Trek) (B/L/D)

Walking in the thin air through the moraine trail would be bit challenging yet the challenge will add the excitement on the trip. From Khare you can enjoy astonishing views of the Northern face of Mera peak. Overnight.

 

Day 8: Rest at Khare(B/L/D)

An acclimatization day in Khare will allow you to adapt the thin air. Today you can walk around or can just take a good rest. Overnight.

 

Day 9: Trek to Mera Base Camp (5350m) (3-4 hrs Trek) (B/L/D)

The trail up from the Khare is technical and demanding one. You will trek through the glacier. Assure that you are communicating with your team properly. Once you get to the Mera Base Camp you will have enough time to set up your tent for the night. Overnight.

 

Day 10: Trek to Mera High Camp (5780m.) (3-4 hrs Trek) (B/L/D)

The trail up from Mera Base Camp to high camp is a bit rocky and is often covered with the snow. From the high camp, you can enjoy the fascinating views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Kangtega, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and much more. Overnight in the tented camp.

 

Day 11: Summit to Mera Peak (6461m) descent to Khare (8-9 hrs Climb and trek) (B/L/D)

The big day, you will start early morning around 2 a.m. The reason to start is so early is in the afternoon the wind maythe obstacles to the summit. Our professional and experienced climbing team will assure you that everything is set up properly to run the climbing smoothly. The summit will reward you with the amazing views of the mountains including Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu and other neighboring mountains. After the successful summit of the peak, you will descent all the way down to Khare for the overnight.

 

Day 12: Reserve day in case of bad weather  (B/L/D)

The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable and it is always better to have an extra day to make sure, you do not run out of the time. If the weather is good and clear then you do not need the extra day but just in case the weather goes bad then you can have a spare day.

 

Day 13: Trek back  to Kothe (3580/5-6 hrs Trek) (B/L/D)

After the successful summit previous day, you retrace same way back to Kothe for the overnight.

 

Day 14: Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4100m./5-6 hrs Trek) (B/L/D)

From Kothe, you will further you will trek back to Thuli Kharka again. Overnight in the teahouse.

 

Day 15: Trek back to Lukla via Zatrawala Pass (2840m/6 hrs Trek) (B/L/D)

You will be following the same way back to Lukla via Zatrawala Pass. In the evening, you can enjoy the farewell dinner with your some of the climbing crews. Overnight.

 

Day 16: Flight back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel(B)

With an early flight, you will fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla. In the free time, you can take a good rest to your hotel or you can walk around Thamel.  Overnight.

 

Day 17: Free day at leisure (B)

This day is to take a good rest. In the free time, if you prefer then you can visit remaining temples and Durbar squares. Overnight.

 

Day 18: Fly back home(B)

After an amazing trip in Nepal, you will be flying back to your sweet home again. We hope to see you soon again in Nepal.

Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast in twin sharing basis
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
  • Teahouse accommodation during trekking and tented accommodation where needed.
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Flight (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek and their all expenses
  • Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) and his all expenses
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after the trek)
  • Necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit

Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, Wi-Fi charge, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tipping

 

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons and Harness
  • Mountaineering boots
  • Helmet
  • Tape slings (2)
  • Screwgate karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/eight figure
  • Ascender/Jhumar
  • Group Climbing Gears:
  • Snow bar
  • Rope
  • Ice hammer
  • Ice screw
  • Head
  • Bandana or head scarf
  • Warm hat
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  •  Wind-proof jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof pants
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of hiking boots
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks
  • 1 sleeping bag 30-degree DC
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack or 1 large duffel bag
  • Daypack/backpack of 35 to 50 liters for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
  • Medical
  • 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
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Note
  • Water purification tablets or 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 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • Camera with extra cards and batteries
  • Large Ziplocs
  • 1-2-liter water bottles
  • 1 small folding knife
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
  • Toiletries
  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Toilet paper
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

 

Best Seasons:

Spring (March-May)

Autumn (September-November).

Tourist Visa Information 

Visa Facility     Duration   Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days  US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Click here for more Nepal Visa details 

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

It gets when you go up in the high mountains where the air is thin.

 

Symptoms

  • Headache
  • Problem on breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Fatigue/loss of energy
  • Loss of appetite

 

Techniques for preventing AMS 

  • Walk slowly and take small breaks during the trekking
  • Drink more water and avoid alcohol
  • Take acclimatization days during the trek
  • Avoid smoking
  • Eat light and high-calorie diets, foods in rich potassium is recommend
  • Get prepare with the warms clothes
  • It is better to try some hiking before going the high altitude.

 

Some Medication Suggestion of AMS

  • Paracetamol and Ibuprofen for headaches
  • Anti-sickness medicines, like promethazine for nausea
  • Acetazolamide to prevent and treat high altitude sickness
  • Common AMS treatment
  • Descend down to the lower altitude and go up again once you feel better. If it does not improve even after descending or get worse then you should see the doctor.
  • Take the suggested medicine, take ibuprofen or paracetamol for a headache, if you feel sick then take anti-sickness medicines.
  • Always share your companions if you are not feeling well so that they can help you before it is too late.

 

Booking 
To book the trip, you can request through booking form on the trip or you can send us an email directly.

 

Payment
While booking a trip with us, you can send us 10 % as advance via Bank Transfer/Western Union/ Credit Card. You can pay rest on arrival at our Kathmandu office.

 

Documents
You are requested to provide a photocopy of the passport and Nepal visa. Also, please provide us 3 fresh passport size photographs.

 

Physical Condition and Experience
As Mera Peak is a technical climbing peak, it is always better having previous hiking/trekking experience in the snow. Plus, the traveler need to have good knowledge of climbing skills and the climbing gears.

 

Accommodation
We will provide you 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu. During the trekking, you will be using the teahouses.

Foods 
Foods, you get during the trekking is safe and healthy. In the altitude, we recommend you to eat the local food and the vegetarian. Our guides are knowledgeable will take you to the best places for the food.

Water 
During the trekking, you can get the bottled water easily and it cost US$ 2 in the low elevations and US$ 3-4 in higher elevations. Next option would be, taking 1 or 2-liter water bottle plus the water purifier with you so that you can use tap or spring water.

Trekking staffs
All of our trekking guides/porters are license holder, highly experienced and professionals and always dedicated to making your trip in the Himalayas an amazing one.

 

Flight Delays 
Sometimes flights delay to and from Lukla are expected. In the worst case, if you cannot fly in/out  Lukla, then we will arrange the sharing helicopter which normally cost US$ 500 extra per person.

 

Responsible Tourism
We believe in responsible tourism so we operate all of our trips on the responsible way. We always focus on minimising the negative environmental, social and economic impacts. We focus on creating greater economic benefits for the local community same time request all to preserve the beauty of mother nature.

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