Mera Peak Climbing
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Mera Peak Climbing Summary
- Mera Peak climbing Duration: 18 Days
- Mera Summit Altitude: 6,476m/21,242 feet high
- Trekking Hours: 6 Hours daily
- Climbing Group-Size: 1-15 People
- Nepal Climb Best Time: April – November
- Trek Mode: Guest House + Tent Camp
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Transport: Car/Plane/bus
Mera peak climbing and Mera la trek is a challenging itinerary design for adventure trekkers. This adventure trip takes us to the summit of Mera Peak (6,461m/21,190 feet) which is the highest trekking peak in Nepal.
We ascend Mera Peak preferably during the spring and autumn seasons. They are the best time to go for Mera peak climbing for its surprising views of the Himalayan Vista.
Mera peak summit or mera la summit offers one of the breathtaking Himalaya views with five 8,000 m peaks visible. They are Mount Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Makalu (8463m), Nuptse (7855m), and Chamlang (7319m), and many other snow-covered mountains.
The Mera peak vs island peak climbing
We have asked with our past climbers. According to them, both peaks offer different challenges. In terms of its objective challenges, Mera is the highest trekking peak climbing in Nepal but has few objective dangers like crevasses, snowfall whereas Island Peak is almost like a mini Everest. In fact, the route we use is the same as Edmund Hillary and Tenzing used back in 1953 in preparation for their successful ascend at mount Everest climb.
Moreover, you can see the tallest mountains, the high mountain villages, impressive landscapes, and some of the oldest Buddhist monasteries. It has a great opportunity to experience the local Sherpa friendliness.
Mera peak climbing itinerary details
A trek to Mera peak is compared to most walks in this Hinko valley territory leading up to Mera peak summit. The particular climb route is designed for a world explorer who wishes to hike to the high mountain summit but is restricted time-wise? ask us for your own travel itinerary. But for travelers who wish to go in a more relaxed manner, try climbing mera peak itinerary.01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
The sightseeing day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. It includes the Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage sites. They are Pashupati Temple, the world’s biggest Boudha Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa (monkey temple). In addition, we also visit the historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with the special temple, unique architecture, and living goddess Kumari temple. In the evening, pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your climbing adventure trip.
An early morning start takes us to Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35-minute scenic flight to Lukla Tenzing and Hillary Airport at 9,197 feet. On arrival at the airport, our guide will introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards up to the Paiya.
After packing up all gears, we knock the trail south. We descend first to Surke to cross the river, then a steep rise to Chutok La. The rest of the way to Paiya is flat but undulating terrain and a good end to our first day of trekking. The distance is roughly 11-kilo meters and takes 7 hours hiking from Lukla in front.
We cross Piya Khola river, after a gentle descent to a sturdy wooden bridge. On the other side, it is another steep climb up the valley side to reach Kari La pass. Once again, the last leg of the trek is over fairly flat terrain until we reach the Panggom village. About 13 kilo meters is a total length of hikes today.
Another amazing day to walk via mountain crests through rocky mountain landscapes. Passing through splendid panorama of wooded regions below us. Hiking distance today is about 14 kilo meters.
Today’s hikes pleased the many tourists that flocked to see the yaks caravan that dwelt in the forest. This is where we really get off the beaten path and we will need to carry a packed lunch with us. We begin with a zig-zag trail to the Tama Khola river. We continue through bamboo and rhododendron mixed forest. The distance is 11 kilometers hikes
We descend on hillsides, by pleasant meadows and lower down through forests of blue Himalayan pines and rhododendrons. You can see the Mosom Kharka and the Inkhu Khola river that offers a Mera Peak’s south side view. We’ll follow the river to the Khote village Lodge where we’ll spend the night. The hiking distance of today is 11 kilometers roughly.
As we head to the west bank of the Hinku Khola northwards, forest blurs in and valley zooms out. We spot meadows being used as grazing areas for goats, sheep, and yaks in the Upper Hinku. We approach the summer settlement of Tangnag as we cross a single-plank bridge at Gondishung. Lying in its vicinity is a 200-year-old gompa resting beneath a massive boulder and a number of crude mani walls. The trail offers an outstanding view of Peak 43.
Spending a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. However interested visitor can hike to Charpate Himal Glacier. The glacier hiking offers unbelievable Mountain view, river and the valley.
We utilize two days getting completely acclimatized. After proper rest, we can explore other adventure possibilities like hiking at Sabal Tsho. It is a beautiful moraine-dammed lake which is hidden behind the Sabal Glacier and climbing a peak up to an altitude of nearly 5000 meters. We can also explore Hinku Nup Glacier, which leads north toward Kangtaiga. The upper Hinku valley turns to the east at Tangnag, crossing the moraine of the Dig Glaciers. The rest of the time, check your climbing gears and rent the gears if they are necessary for your climbing trip. Personal rental climbing gears are available in Khare Lodge on pay.
Progressing along the snowy glacier, we procedure the pass the slope becomes steep. We use this day for acclimation but we stay overnight at Khare lodge. After proper rest, we take a walk up to a small peak on the west side of the Hinku Nup Glacier, where we can reach a height of around 5,500 meters. At this point, we get to capture the stunning views of Mera La and Mera Peak.
One of the best parts of the trek. Stunning panoramas of giant mountains rising above 7000m, among the highest on earth Chamlang (7,290m ), Makalu (8,475m ) and Baruntse (7,220m) to the east, Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,501m ) and Nuptse to the north. Continuing westward the peaks of Ama Dablam, Cho Oyo (8,153m) and Kantega fill our view. Overnight at tent camp.
Start very early in the morning depending on the weather condition. Check your climbing gears before breakfast. After a hot drink and a heavy breakfast, we will attempt the Mera Peak summit, the path follows the main glacier and crosses on the south side to the snowy humpback ridge. The 30-degree slope is difficult, but not really a technical climb. After passing behind the ridge, we will head diagonally west, our mountain guide will tie a fixed rope for the last steep climb, and we will use our ice axes and jumars to do the last 30 meters (at a 55-degree angle). The view from the Mera peak top is all you can hope for, including mighty Everest in the distance.
There is no such guarantee that we can get quite good weather on our plan for a summit day. So this day is used as a contingency in case if we are unable to summit due to bad weather conditions or some other reasons. If the weather gets exceptionally unfavorable we wisely have to postpone the program of climbing Mera summit. In case if someone gets 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.
Leaving the mountains behind us our descent takes us through Tangnag before continu back to Khote village which is located at an altitude on 3600m. We hike around 8 kilometers to reach Khote via Hinku valley again. Stay overnight at Khote Lodge.
After having our early morning breakfast, we will start our trek to Thuli kharka. It is a very beautiful journey through the lovely Rhododendron forest. On our way, Tourists can gain the Mera peak overall view and spend our night in Thuli kharka Guest house. The distance today that we need to walk is about 13 kilometers.
Finally we return to Lukla Airport. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the Lukla Bazaar. Tracking and climbing venture will in general huge affect the knees and subsequent to journeying for such countless days individuals begin to get drained. An awesome tip use traveling poles for this segment it will help you. When we arrive at Lukla the time has come to the party, Lukla hosts a sort of get-together air you can discover a few bars and it is an acceptable chance to celebrate with your Guide and traveling accomplices after such an incredible climbing experience and accomplishment. Overnight at lodge
We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping or request us to discover Patan and Bhaktapur heritage sites as a guided trip (with an additional cost). In the evening, drop you at Kathmandu International Airport for your further flight journey. Trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey back to home.
How much does Mera peak climbing cost?
Cheap Mera peak climbing cost is USD 1,999 is a standard trek price on a double occupancy basis. But of course, climbing Mera peak price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with the attached bathroom while trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.
Mera peak climbing cost include:
- Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
- 2 nights Twin sharing Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
- Government license holder 1 trek Guide for complete trekking days
- Professional Mountain (NMA REGISTERED GUIDES) Climbing Guide for Mera peak climbing period (1 nights 2 days).
- Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable airport taxes.
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to Mera peak climbing programs.
- Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 3 times everyday during the trekking & climbing days.
- Guest House accommodation during the trekking routes.
- One night in tented camp accommodation in Mera Peak Base Camp (High camp) .
- Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 20 kg of your bag pack.
- Mera peak climbing permits fees, Climbing guide bonus and climbing guide’s insurance.
- Makalu Barun National Park entries permits their fees.
- Climbing food and drink (water/Tea/coffee) while on Mera peak expedition time (Khare – Mera peak – Khare part).
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Mera peak climbing cost excludes :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trek.
- Personal trekking and climbing equipments ..
- Personal nature expenses, any types of drink and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected).
- Any other things which are not mentioned above.
We can organize private trek and climb at mera peak starting at any date if that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Is pick-up service available on Kathmandu arrival day?
Answer: Yes sure. Just provide us with your flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for Mera peak climbing?
Answer: It is suitable for experienced trekkers who can walk roughly about 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack because as you are going to climb Island peak, you need to have experience in high altitude – somehow about 4,000 meters above sea level.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Mera peak express climbing?.
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking normal but the rooms are a clean cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in Mera peak climbing and mera lodge trek?.
Answer: The guesthouses along the trek routes have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, rice, eggs, bread, soups, fresh vegetables. The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going. However, for climbing days you will have climbing food hot drinks.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with Mera peak climbing budget?.
Answer: As you go lodge trek, you can get a shower almost every lodge on pay.
Question: How do I get drinking water on lodge Mera peak climbing?.
Answer: You can buy bottled mineral water at the guesthouses but we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of this plastic waste. We recommend you bring aqua tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite and streams along the way.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?.
Answer: As you go over a lodge trek, Tourists can recharge the battery on pay. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.
Question: Are there any communication facilities on Mera peak express climbing?.
Answer: In this climbing trail, tourists can buy a local Sim Card to get the telephone and 3G internet service.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trek?.
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger cities or in luxury hotels.
Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?.
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on express Mera peak climbing group?.
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our every porter carry maximum 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?.
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you need to prepare to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Where can I organize my person climbing gears?.
Answer: If you have those climbing gears at your home? bring along with you. If you don’t have them then you can rent them in Khahera village. Khahare is a base camp and gateway to Mera peak. Your trip from Lukla until this spot and return is on a lodge basis. At Khare guest house, you can get climbing gears on rent.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?.
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass with Gokyo Treks & Expeditions, 10/2018
We had pleasure to use services of Gokyo Treks & Expeditions during our tour. It was 19 days in mountains, trekking and Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass climbing. Services were professional, stuff was really helpful and friendly. During our trip there was good communication with Ammar, so we could be sure that someone is escorting us. I can highly recommend this agency and will use their services again for sure. Justyna Soboczyńska, Oliwa, Gdansk, Poland.
Mera peak luxury climbing tours
Mera Peak is the most demanding highest trekking peak in Nepal that is characterized as ‘traveling tops’. At 6,476m it is an extremely high mountain in spite of the fact that it requires practically zero specialized jumping on its typical route.
Despite that, we suggest climbers for climbing Mera Peak in late April, May, late September, October, and November. We find that when we get on Mera Peak, by and large, the greatest months are May and October. On the off chance that you choose to move in late March, early April, or late October into November, you should be prepared for colder conditions.
To prepare Mera top climbing you need deep and length fortitude alongside perseverance. You can incorporate lungs, step heart stimulating exercise to your preparation program is incredible for this.
In deed, some climbers who don’t have enough time for climbing peaks in the Himalayas especially Mera La summit, usually choose for a luxury climbing plan which includes the Helicopter flight from Lukla to Khare Guesthouse and after climbing summit Mera tour then they take again a helicopter flight back to Lukla. But then the chances of altitude sickness are higher, so this type of option is available for professional climbers only. And they choose a regular flight on a good weather day from Kathmandu to Lukla and return otherwise chopper flights. In terms of cost, regular Planes are more efficient and cheaper to fly because they can travel faster and farther on less fuel.
What sort of personal climbing gears do I need to climb Mera peak?
Just as all the standard units you require for traveling in Nepal, which you can discover here, you will likewise require some expert things of mountaineering hardware.
In the event that you don’t possess these things, they can be employed in Khare Lodge. Better quality and more decisions are accessible available in Kathmandu, however, hiring climbing gears at Khare Lodge is cheaper. Any remaining climbing gear (ropes and so on) will be given.
High height, Insulated hardened soled climbing boots (B3). Scarpa and La Sportiva make great climbing boots.
C2 crampons that fit your climbing boots.
Black Diamond or Petzl make great quality climbing caps. Ensure your warm beanie fits under your cap easily.
Descending or belay gadget.
Ascending gadget or Jumar.
Choose one with a wrist lash (reasonable for climbing).
Standard climbing tackle. Petzl and Black Diamond make great quality climbing saddles.
220cm tape sling (open) or 2 x 120 cm tape sling (shut) – UIAA tried.
2 x lockable carabiners and 2 x non-locking carabiners.
Good quality prussik circle.
A mix of silk liner glove or comparable; warm protected fingered gloves with safety belts that permit plentiful adroitness and grasp for use with a jumar or open/lock carabiners; and over gloves with safety belts that fit over your protected fingered gloves to give extra warmth and wind security.
Adventure Mera peak climbing highlights
- Discover the best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Mera la summit.
- Best view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Cholatse, Cho oyu, Thamserku ..etc
- Challenging Mera summit offers the best scenery of all khumbu Himalayas.
- Sherpa Buddhism, ancient monastery, Local sherpa and their life styles.
The top adventure Mera peak climbing notice
The Mera peak climbing information stated above is just a guideline and standard template that we provide for climbers. However, the trip itinerary is possible to modify at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If amendments are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
What makes Mera peak climbing special?
Opportunities for challenging trek and pleasant hiking are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
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