Mera Peak is the highest permitted trekking peak of Nepal and it stands to the south of Everest and dominates the watershed between the heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Drangkas. This is a high-altitude trek and climb and it claims to be the most difficult climbing peak as trekker need to be fit and conversant with the use of an ice-ax and crampons so reaching on the elevation of this peak is quite dangerous. Therefore, you need to be ready to face that difficulty having the preparation of necessary equipment and physical fitness.
Mera Peak Climbing & Expedition is one of the most popular trekking peak in Nepal of which many people don’t know. Anyone who plan to trek in Everest region can go with Mera peak climbing which has non technical route to reach summit. From the summit (6476 m), you will see the panoramic views of Eight Thousanders including the world highest peak, Mt. Everest.
This climbing offers the most challenging and thrilling experience and the person climbing the peak feels this place as a paradise of the Earth. Mera Peak climbing takes the North face glacier with steady rise to summit ridge leading up to the top. After we reach to the Summit, we climb back through the direct route across a dramatic ridge to Lukla and the flight to Kathmandu.
We will pick you up from Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel. During this period our staff will guide you a brief orientation of the package and Nepal. Sightseeing of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley including: Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple.
We will take 25 min. scenic flight to Lukla, upon arrival our guide will brief you about trekking and introduced you will porters. We then trek to Chutok La pass and enjoy our overnight at the elevation of (2800m).
We trek to Zatrabok via Zatrawal pass which is at the elevation of (4704m). During the trekking we enjoy the spectacular views of Numbur Himal, Kongde RI, Karyolang peak and many others.
We continue trekking to the Kothe following the steep descend trail. Along the trail, we we will passes through the dense juniper and rhododendron. During the trek you can enjoy good views of Mera peak, Nauleku peak and many other mountains and peaks.
After having the breakfast at Kothe, we continue to walk to the Tangnang. We trek along the bank of river and find bush on both sides. During the trek we enjoy the views of the Kusum Kanguru. The path is gradual ascent and you can enjoy the views of Kusum Kanguru peak and many more.
After gradually and continuous daily walking to high altitude, it is necessary to acclimatize with climate in order to keep safe from altitude sickness. So we take rest at Tangnang and enjoy the valley & scenic views, explore local cultures and interact with local peoples.
We slowly trek upto Khare along the lateral moraine of the Mera glacier which provides interesting view of Mera Peak. The climb is slightly steep and later flattens out as we reach to the crest of Glacier. We passes through the Mera La pass enjoying the stunning scenerio. From Khare we can clearly see the summit of Mera peak.
We take rest at Khare for acclimatization as we are preparing ourselves for Mera peak climbing.
We trek to the Mera peak base camp passing through the Mera La pass. This is tough trekking day where we passes along the snowy glacier, we approach the pass the slope becomes steep.
Today, we trek to the best part of the Mera peak climbing where we climb up to the 5800 m of elevation on the Northern slopes of upper mountains. Under normal conditions the climb can perform very easily, although looking into their deep, dark depths is always impressive. We setup excellent ehere we can enjoy the wonderful views of Everest, Makalu and the Nuptse, Lhotse wall directly ahead.
Another enjoying and big day of Mera Peak climbing as we climb up to the summit. The crew start preparing for climb to summit in the mid-night. Climbers wakes up at 2:30am for breakfast. If we are a well-acclimatized group, it takes around 6 hours to reach the summit of Mera central.
From the summit, can be seen the spectacular views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8210m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Kanchenjunga (8586m) Nuptse (7855m), Chamlang (7319m), Baruntse (7129m) Ama Dablam (6812m) Kangtega (6779m) and many more.
There is no such guarantee that we can get quite a favorable weather on our planned day for the summit (day 12), so this day is used as a contingency in case if we are unable to summit the Mera due to bad weather condition or some other reasons. If weather became exceptionally unfavorable we wisely have to postpone the program of summiting the peak on day 13. Sometimes somebody in the group may get some problems in acclimatizing well enough to make the ascent; the day can be used in that condition too. If the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D
Leaving the mountains behind us our descent takes us through Tangnag before continuing back to Khothey (3600m).
Trekking from Kothe to Zatrabok provides good experience of alpine vegetation like huge rhododendron forest. Besides, camping in the green hills and, after going over a series of high passes, learning more about the Nepali and Sherpa people is a new taste to any new visitor. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D
It is our turn to trek from Zatrabok to Chutenga. The trail is ascending till Zatrawala Pass and the trail descends afterwards till Chutenga. Overnight at tented camp. B.L.D
Today, we trek from Chutenga to Lukla and overnight in a teahouse. The trail we walk along moves downhill all the way to Lukla. We trek through forests of fir, rhododendron, oak, juniper and local vegetation. We also enjoy the views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi RI, Karyolang peak, etc. Overnight at guesthouse. B.L.D
Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 25 minute scenic flight back to Kathmandu.
Two clients share one porter. We will supply you a trek duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc. And, as for the camping equipment, tents, kitchen accessories and group climbing equipment (i.e. climbing rope, ice screw, snow bar, and ice hammer) are provided by the company.
In-flight Baggage Weight
The weight limit for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flights is 15 kg or 33 pounds. This is combining both the duffel bag and the daypack. If you exceed this limit, you will have to pay an additional fee. When this happens, sometimes the airline sends your bag in later flights and this can be very problematic for many reasons. So, we recommend you to pack as carefully as you can and not exceed the weight limit. You can leave your non-trekking and non-climbing stuff at the locker facility in the Kathmandu hotel.
The climbing equipment is more expensive to buy. So, please let us know if you want to rent the equipment at the additional cost of US $200 per person. The following are essential for climbing the Mera Peak.
- 1 pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners
- 1 pair of crampons (steel, no aluminum)
- 1 Alpine climbing harness
- 1 Mountaineering an axe with leash (sized properly for your height)
- 1 Ascender (right or left handed as appropriate)
- 1 Belay device (Black Diamond ATC or ATC Guide is a good option)
- 2 D-Shaped locking carabiners
- 2 Non-locking carabiners
- 1 Pair expedition style gaiters (ensure fit over your boots)
- Neck gaiter
- Climbing helmet
- 4-season sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
- Duffel bag
- Down jacket (Must have for mornings, nights and evenings, and for altitudes above 4,000 m; We can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek)
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
- Sun hat
- Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
- Sunglasses with 100% UV protection
- Neck warmer
- Liner gloves
- Heavier shell gloves
- T-shirts (2)
- Lightweight expedition thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
- Synthetic sports bras (for women)
Lower Body – Legs
- Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
- Nylon hiking shorts
- Soft shell and hard shell trek pants
- Water/windproof trousers
- Casual pants
- Liner socks
- Heavyweight socks
- Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
- Light shoes/sneakers
- Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)
Medicines and First Aid Kit
(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
- Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
- Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
- Anti-infection ointments
- Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
- Sunscreen (SPF 40)
Miscellaneous, but Important!
- Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
- Airline tickets (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of yours)
- Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
- Water bottle/bladder
- Water purification Iodine tablets
- Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)
- Adjustable trekking poles
- Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
- Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
- Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
- Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for women
Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.
- Accommodation in a star hotel in Kathmandu, teahouses and tents during trekking and climbing
- All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles according to groups size
- All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums
- Services of English speaking, trained and experienced staff including trekking guide (leader), climbing guide (sherpa), assistant guides as per groups size and porters including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All domestic flights (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu) round day
- Welcome and farewell dinners with Nepal cultural programme
- Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals on mountain during your trek and climbing
- Porter services for trekking, men carrying porter weight is 25 kg and 2 people get 1 porter
- All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit for trip
- Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping as per groups size
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Osho world adventure duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
- Basic Medical kit
- Travel and rescue arrangements through your insurance
- Company services and all required government taxes/royalties according to Nepal government rule and regulation.
- Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, 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 mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
- Personal climbing equipment
- Personal climbing guide if requested
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- Tips for guides and porters