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Mera Peak (6476m/21,246ft) is the tallest peak in Nepal. Climbing Mera peak is a truly wonderful experience. Climb Mera Peak with a local expert Sherpa guide. Mera Peak Climbing is probably one of the greatest experiences for adventure lovers. Which is situated south of Mount Everest.From the summit of Mera Peak, we can watch one of the most beautiful panoramas of Nepal including Ama Dablam, Everest, Lhotse, Baruntse, Makalu, and Kangchenjunga. The traditional Mera Peak route is straight via the Zatra La Pass, but we follow the way that goes south from Lukla, and then we will reach the Panggom La (3286m). We hike through small Sherpa villages, Pine and rhododendron forests that will take us to the wild Hinku Valley and ultimately reach the Mera Peak.

Compared to other peaks, the Mera Peak climbing is an affordable summit for the first mountaineering experience in Nepal. The route on the north side is easier for new mountaineers and involves trekking on a glacier at a high altitude, with crampons and ice axes. The weather and snow conditions must be good for the safety and success of the summit. The route from the west or the south face of the Mera Peak climb is more difficult than the north face and requires more experience in mountaineering. It is advisable to walk slowly with regular steps and to be well hydrated regularly. Our Expert Sherpa guide will decide on possible modifications if necessary, for the safety and the success of the ascent. It is necessary to know the basics of mountaineering and be in good physical shape to participate in this expedition and reach the summit of Mera Peak.

Itinerary Print Itinerary

Our office Staff with Car & driver will welcome, and greet you at International Airport on Arrival. After Visa formalities are complete, you have to come downstairs to collect your Luggage and proceed outside from the terminal Building. Please look after your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard and follow them. Meet our Staff and then Transfer to Hotel. Check-in at Hotel, free welcome drinks tea/coffee, or any cold drinks. The company Manager will meet you with your guide and will provide detailed Plans and Briefings about the trip. Balance trip Payment should clear if any etc. Free day for relaxation or exploring around the city yourself.

Approx. Time: 2o minute drive   Accommodation: 3/5 Star hotel  Meals: Welcome Dinner

After Breakfast your day will start with a sightseeing tour of 2 Popular UNESCO Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley. Our first destination is Swoyambhunath. This place offers a majestic view of the entire Kathmandu valley. Stupa of Swoyambhunath epitomizes Buddhism. Our next sightseeing will be at Buddha Nath (the biggest & Largest Buddhist Stupa in the World). In this Area, you will visit Buddhist Monastery and stop for a lunch break. If the weather is clear you can see the nearest Mountain of Kathmandu- Ganesh Himal from the top of the Restaurant.

After lunch, we will return back to our hotel, and the tour for today is finished. It normally takes a 3-4 hours tour to visit the 2 best monuments within Kathmandu city. Afternoon free for packing for the trek and getting ready.

Approx. Time:5-6 hrs Tour     Accommodation: 3/5 Star Hotel     Meals: Healthy & hygienic breakfast

We take the stunning flight to the small airstrip at Lukla, (2,800m) the entry to the Khumbu region, and the start point for the popular trail towards Everest. It is a busy little village with many lodges, equipment and supply shops as well as the airport. We start our trek heading south from Lukla with a steep descent to Surkye. From here we have a steep climb up to the Chutok La from where we contour into a side valley to Piuyan (2,800m).

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Approx. Time: 25-minute flight & 3-4 hrs trek  Accommodation: Lodge Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

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.

Approx. Time: 5-6 hrs Trek   Accommodation: Lodge  Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

We start our beautiful day after breakfast. We hike through a lush forest of bamboo and rhododendron with views looking back to Number and Kongde peaks, to the Pangkongma La pass (3,170m). From the top, we can see Naulekh, and five minutes below the pass we catch our first views of Mera's impressive South Face. It’s a long, steep descent to the bottom of the valley, with views south over the hills of the lower Himalayas. We have lunch in a small lodge just above the river and after lunch, we cross the Hinku River using a suspension bridge and have a 2-hour climb up the east side of the valley to Ramailo Dada

Approx. Time: 4-5 hrs Trek  Accommodation: Lodge Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

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.

Approx. Time: 3-4 hrs Trek  Accommodation: Lodge Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

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 Trashing Ongma which has seasonal tea shops. We continue our trek and cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe. Overnight in Kothe.

Approx. Time: 2-3 hrs Training  Accommodation: Lodge Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

We trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. We take lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders' settlement in 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.

Approx. Time: 2-3 hrs Trek    Accommodation: Lodge  Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

Today we will climb above 5,000 m (16,400ft) for the first time. Our hike up to Khare (5,100m, 16,728ft) is short, but we will take it slowly, with frequent stops to soak up the incredible surroundings. The trails head eastward out of Tangnag, along with the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier. We will pause to climb up the moraine for a view of the pristine Sabai Tso glacial lake. A drop in lake level, caused by a recent rupture of the natural dam that held the lake, is clearly visible. We will arrive at Khare in the early afternoon and have lunch. From Khare, the beautiful north face of Mera Peak is in plain view and Mera glacier spills steeply down into the valley. Overnight at Camp/or local lodge.

Approx. Time: 2-3 hrs Training   Accommodation: Lodge Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

We have a separate day set aside solely for acclimatization and basic training just to prepare ourselves better for the Mera Peak climb. Our Expert Sherpa climbing Guide will help us polish our best 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.

Approx. Time: 3-4 hrs hike Accommodation: Lodge Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

After having breakfast, today we will make the ascent from Khare to Mera Base Camp 5,350m/ 17,552 feet. We will climb up to the Mera Glacier. At first, it is easy but the trek up to the glacier is steep in parts and you will need to pace yourself and make sure you are getting your foot placements correctly. We suggest wearing helmets; crampons as there is a chance of rocks falling. The hike across the glacier is exceptional, with views and memories you will never forget. The descent from the glacier to the campsite is short. We walk between the moraine and the glacier on the northern side as it descends from the col down to the campsite, which you can easily see from the glacier.

Approx. Time: 4-5 hrs   Accommodation: Tented Camp Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

After having excellent acclimatization and skills review in Khare and Base camp, we will move to High Camp at 18,700 feet. Today after having our breakfast, we will gradually ascend to Mera High Camp 5,800m/ 19,029 feet. We keep on the easy graded snow slopes, and after a short distance arrive at a part of crevasses which we will have to navigate carefully. We then make our way slowly up to High camp. Do not forget to look behind, from where you will see stunning views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mount Makalu & Lhotse and this ascent up to high camp holds some Himalayan treasures. Our well-situated high camp is hidden behind a rocky section. The campsite is small and has some drop-offs on the right as you enter the camp. It is time to rehydrate and recovers for the summit push.

Approx. Time: 4-5 hrs Trek  Accommodation: Tented Camp Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

The climb to the summit of Mera starts gradually and much will depend on snow and general weather conditions. The central summit will soon appear above the head of a wide glacier flanked by two ridges. We climb the centre of this over open snowfields and avoid crevasses. The route then swings south-east, skirting below and to the east of the left-hand ridge before turning back rightwards towards the main summit ridge of Mera. Mera actually has three summits; the highest is our objective. We reach this by following a classic snow-ridge to just below the final wall that guards the top. This short steep snow slope is easily climbed but there is a big effort required to climb this last 50 metres. Your reward, however, is a feeling of ecstatic jubilation as you survey the magnificent panorama from the top. After taking pictures and enjoying the view, we descend by the same route back to our campsite below the Mera La. Overnight at Lodge

Approx. Time: 10-12 hrs  Accommodation: Lodge Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

Today we will hike for like 7 hours to reach Kothe. The walking is not tough. We walk along the gradual descent path passing through Tangnang. This is a small village and we find a Yak settlement here. To reach Kothe we will follow the same kind of path. On the way, we pass forests covered with fir, rhododendron, and local vegetation. Overnight at local lodge.

Approx. Time: 6-7 hrs Trek  Accommodation: Lodge Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

A hard day today as we start our climb of the Zatrwa La, the pass that brings us back to Lula. Departure Kote a small rocky trail takes us down the Hinku Valley for a couple of hours. There are some very steep rocky steps both up and down. We lastly leave the Hinku Kola and commence a very steep climb through the forest. We have an early lunch at Toktar, a small cluster of teahouses in the forest. Through the trees, we can just spot the summit of Mera Peak now far away. After lunch, we continue climbing up through the forest. The rhododendron trees give way to smaller bushes and the mountains begin to appear across the valley. Looking back on a clear day we can see all three summits of Mera, Peak, and Naulekh. The higher we climb the better the views and we can trace much of the route we have trekked over the past couple of weeks. Finally, we reach a few prayer flags and from here the trail eases as we approach the lodge at Chetrabu. We enjoy views of Mera's vertical west face.

Approx. Time: 5-6 hrs Trek Accommodation: Lodge Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

The last 300 to 400 meters of the ascent to the Zatrwa La will be our last climb of the trip, with superb views southwards across the ridge and valley landscape of Nepal's Middle Hills. From the crest of the pass, we trek downhill, steeply in places, for almost 2000 meters to the welcoming lodges of Lukla.

Today we trek through forests of fir, rhododendron, oak, juniper, and local vegetation. The trail we walk along with moves uphills and downhill all the way to Lukla. We can enjoy the views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang peak, and many other surrounding mountains of the region. Finally, reach Lukla, confirm our flight ticket, and overnight at Camp. Evening celebration of the successful Trek & Climbing. Overnight at Guest House.

Approx. Time: 4-5 hrs Trek Accommodation: Lodge Meals: 3 times healthy & hygienic meals

Today, after a hale and hearty breakfast, we fly back to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. The early morning flight drops us at Kathmandu. We can rest and relax throughout the day at our hotel.

If interested, we could buy some gifts to take home from Nepal for loved ones and friends, and relatives; we can visit some nearby shops or venture out to Thamel for typical Nepalese goods. Mountain Sherpa’s guides either can assist this short excursion, or we can do it ourselves too.

If you want to explore any other areas in Kathmandu, you have to manage time for this today as well! At eventide, we will attend an exciting celebration dinner together for completing Mera Peak expeditions hosted by Mountain Sherpa Trekking and ExpeditionsOvernight in Kathmandu, the valley of the gods. 

Accommodation: 3/5 Star hotel Meals: healthy & hygienic breakfast

This is an important emergency day in case of delays in the flights from Lukla. Also, there is no guarantee that we will have good weather on our planned day for the summit. Therefore, this day is set aside as a contingency in case we are unable to summit the Mera on the desired day due to bad weather conditions or any other unanticipated reason.

However, if the trip goes smoothly, this day will not be required. also, If we have experienced no delays this is another opportunity for independent exploration amongst the colorful streets and temples of Kathmandu. This evening we will have a congratulatory dinner to mark the end of a most outstanding trip.

Accommodation: 3/5 Star hotel Meals: healthy & hygienic breakfast as well as Cultural Dinner

Morning free for last Minute shopping or time on your own. Our driver and airport representative drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home. We ensure that you leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime.

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If you would like to do private climbing trip with your spouse, you’re family or a few friends. Choose the travel dates that work for you and send us a request for private trek. We are ready to arrange best private trips just for you and the traveling friends of your choice.

Explore the beauty of Sherpa land with local expert Sherpa private guides.Stay in good hotels, including clean and cozy Sherpa lodges throughout trekking.

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1-1 $3200
2-2 $2700
3-4 $2430
5-7 $2170
8-12 $1999
13-16 $1770
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* Trip elements may be adjusted on smaller group sizes.

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A custom tour is an independent travel plan designed and arranged as per client’s interest and request. Tell us what your dream trip would be and we'll make it happen! Like a tailor making a bespoke suit, it will fit you perfectly.

As a local Sherpa expert we can craft unforgettable experiences for you or your specific group—and working within your needs and budget. Get in touch with a local expert for your perfect vacation.

Any part of this itinerary can be changed to fit your needs and budget, e.g. hotel accommodation, city tour add/skip, trek length, food… click below link button to request quote.

We will craft best tailor-made program for you.

Inclusion Detail

Transports & Accommodations

  • Private Transfers upon arrival and departure (4 Times)
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Round-trip flight
  • 4 Night hotels in city as specified in Itinerary
  • 12 nights local Sherpa lodge accommodations during trek
  • 2 nights tented camp accommodations during climb

Meals & Drinks

  • Daily hygienic breakfast in city as specified in Itinerary
  • Daily 3 meals entire trip (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Black Tea, lemon tea, milk tea or Coffee as per choice
  • Welcome dinner at best local restaurant with cultural show
  • You can select any food from the lodge menu as per your taste

Gear & Equipment

  • Necessary Climbing equipments including tents
  • Duffel bag, Trek Map & group medical Kit
  • Sleeping bags and down Jackets if required
  • Hot water bag to warm your feet inside the sleeping bag

Support

  • Experience local Sherpa Climbing guide for 100% summit
  • Hardworking and trustworthy porters ( 1 porter for 2 People)
  • Free extra luggage storage service
  • Free help to get SIM Card, renting or buying gears
  • Call support for anytime 24/7 for Emergency

Pays & Permit

  • Island Peak climbing permit
  • Pay and insurance for sherpa guide and support staff
  • Half day Cultural tour in city including guide and driver
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, temples and monuments
  • Garbage Deposit and other required government fees

Additional Service

  • We help you, if an airline loses your luggage, or delayed
  • International flight ticket Reconfirmation service if required
  • We help our clients to buy climbing gears at wholesale price
  • We help our clients to hire climbing gears at reasonable price.
  • We show you around local areas, recommend to eat etc

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel insurance for emergency rescue and trip Cancellation
  • Lunch & Dinner in City ( approximately $ 5-10 Per Meal)
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Water and deserts in Trek
  • Gratitude for Sherpa Guide & Porter after end of trek

Extra Bills

  • Phone, internet & Battery Charges bills on trek
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Delayed/cancellation
  • Climbing Gears Full Set US$ 150-200 for renting
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Craig- Australia
Aug 26, 2015

Excellent Mera Peak Expeditions

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Dear Pasang,Thank you for a well run trek. Our guide was very experienced and was quite sensible about our approach, especially compared to some of the other guides. Overall, the trek was an awesome experience, something I will never forget. There is something amazing about standing on top of one of Nepal's peaks and looking out over the land. Thank you for organizing the opportunity for that to happen for us.


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10 reasons to choose Mountain Sherpa Trekking for the Mera Peak Trip

1). Top-notch Sherpa Guides

Our whole guides & staff are 100% Local Sherpa people from the Everest region. As you know “Sherpa’s are highly regarded as elite mountaineers and experts in their local area. They were immeasurably valuable to early explorers of the Himalayan region, serving as guides at the extreme altitudes of the peaks and passes in the region, particularly for expeditions to climb Mount Everest”

We have extremely professional, reliable, and experienced climbing Sherpa’s working with us. We have four expert Sherpa guides for each group of ten trekkers on the trail in order to make sure all of our teams have the best chance at safe success in their goals. Since we will employ experienced Sherpa guides, they will take care of everything and will make your trip easy and wonderful.

2). Supporting Our Community

We believe that we all must give back to our society, as a responsible Sherpa Company, we know the importance of giving and supporting those in need. Hence, Mountain Sherpa Foundation has been established to help address the basic needs problems of the deprived people and low-income families of a remote part of Nepal. We work directly with the local communities to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. We seek to help and to be helped to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods.

We continue to help the local community and have helped our Sherpa guides, porters, and staff. As things get worse for tourism workers amid covid-19 pandemic, Mountain Sherpa Trekking director Mr. Pasang Sherpa distributed relief packages to more than 450 Sherpa trekking guides, porters, and climbing guides on 25 May 2020, Similarly, He supported to Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) that has established a food bank for the tourism workers in Nepal during the COVID 19 pandemic.

3). Quality Run Journeys

Unlike most companies, the Mountain Sherpa Trekking guide will not control the food menu during your trek in Nepal, which means you can select any food from the lodge menu as per your taste. Our guides will provide you with enough meals on their trek as part of the trip price. A lot of times people are only given the same food each day for every meal, and we don’t do this. You are allowed to pick what you eat for each meal in all the lodges we stay in.

Our guides will make sure that you get good quality lodge accommodation & enough hygienic food during your treks and climbs in the Himalayas which is most important for a successful trip.

4). More Acclimatization

Your safety and enjoyable trip are always our priority. Our guide will make sure all of your party is properly acclimatized in the Himalayas before going higher. After a decade of experience, we know trip safety needs more time to acclimatize to the lower levels of oxygen, in order to reach 21,246 feet. We know that excellent acclimatization is the key factor to a safe and successful trip to high and extreme altitudes. Our itinerary has seven days of trekking up to 5,000 m (16,400ft). Then we have two nights at this altitude for extra climbing training and acclimatization. This will help to give your body the time it needs to acclimatize correctly

We have one night at Mera Peak Base Camp at 5,350m/ 17,552 feet before moving to Mera Peak High Camp at 5,800m/ 19,028 feet. We also have an additional contingency day at the end of the trek in case of bad weather conditions or unanticipated reasons. Most companies are not doing this and we have seen over the years that it is the main reason why more people on our trips are making it safely to the summit of Mera Peak!

5). Climb with an expert local Sherpa Guide

An expert local Sherpa guide leads all of our Mera Peak Expeditions. You can walk through the region with someone who has wide-ranging experience in the mountains and lead groups to safe and unforgettable experiences.

Most of our Sherpa guides have led many trips on Lobuche Peak, Island peak, Mera Peak, Chulu east, Tent Peak, Ama Dablam, and Mount Everest and so many more.

If you book far enough in advance, you will be a part of a professionally led trip on our unique itinerary. All of our guides hold current Wilderness First Aid Certificates and climbing guiding qualifications.

6). Over 25 Years of Experience

We have years of experience operating and organizing Mera Peak successfully. Our expert Climbing guides like Mr.Lhakpa Sona Sherpa, Mr. Dawa Sherpa, and Mr. Jangbu Sherpa have climbed Mera Peak over 70 times and climbed other peaks numerous times including Island Peak & Lobuche Peak, and many other peaks. All our guides are from the Everest region where all the highest peaks including the world's tallest peak Mt. Everest are located.

On our Mera Peak climbs, we use quality Tents. We use quality tents on all our camping trekking and climbing trips in Nepal. All our mountaineering gear is stored in Lukla and we carry it into Mera Peak every season. Our own cook Dilli or Kaji will trek with the team to Mera peak in bigger groups.

Porters will carry the majority of our gears and personal packs up the mountain, allowing trekkers time to fully appreciate the surrounding environment.

7). Five Star Hotel in Kathmandu

We include four nights in a five-star hotel in Kathmandu. Two nights before your trip and two nights after the trip. All of our trips are on a shared basis, but if you prefer a single room, this can be offered at an additional cost. We use the Marriott Kathmandu - Located at Naxal, Kathmandu. Combine the modern design with local creativity or Yak and Yeti Hotel - A centrally located Luxury 5-star hotel in Kathmandu. Which is just a 5-minute walk from the main tourist district of the city.

8). Small Group Sizes

Climb Mera in an open group: this is great for those who want the company of others while they climb Mera. Our group climbs start every day. They are limited to a maximum of 10-12 and are guaranteed to run with a minimum of 2 people. We also organize solo private Mera Peak expeditions, if you are traveling alone, don’t worry we will organize your solo trip as well.

Some of our groups are even fewer people with only 4 or 6 team members. This will therefore give you are more personalized experience on our exceptional trek up to Khare and climb Mera Peak. You can move as a team and experience more of these world-class trails in a smaller group.

9). More Summit Attempts

We have more days for summit attempts. We have two nights in Khare and one night in Mera Peak Base Camp, Therefore we also can hike directly to the high camp from Khare if there is a better weather window for a summit attempt. We also have an extra day at the end of the trek, since there is no guarantee that we will have good weather on our planned day for the summit. Therefore, this day is set aside as a contingency in case we are unable to summit the Mera on the desired day due to bad weather conditions or any other unanticipated reason. We can use that day for summit attempts. The program is designed with this in mind so the guides can manage the team, safety, and summit attempts while having good options. You may need this flexibility.

10). Specialists and Experts:

All our Sherpa team know everything about how to climb Mera Peak having done it so many times and they know the Nepal mountains and Himalayas route from first-hand experience.

Mera Peak Gear List infomations

HEADGEAR / EYEWEAR

  1. Bandana: Bandanas are large kerchiefs, usually colorful, and used either as headgear or as a handkerchief, neckerchief, bikini, or sweatband. Wearing a multi-functional bandana will keep your neck warm and help retain moisture in the mouth. We recommend that you carry a thin bandana and one with fleece lining which can be used at higher elevations. This will avoid you from receiving the dreaded Khumbu Cough. You can also use it as headwear to ward off the dust on the trails.
  2. Sun hat and sunglasses: Baseball caps and sombrero-style sun hats keep the sun away from your ears, and necks and prevent sunburns. Likewise, we suggest you bring high-quality sunglasses and ski goggles with UV protection to protect your eyes from the sun and wind protection at high altitudes.
  3. HEADLAMP: Having a good quality headlamp is necessary when climbing peaks in the dark. Please do not forget to bring freshly installed batteries pulse spare batteries. A headlamp will be very useful for you to see where you are going and keeps your hands free to climb.
  4. Fleece Lined Hat: A fleece-lined hat protects your head from the cold in the chilly mornings and evenings. You can wear them at night and while roaming in and around the lodges and tents. You can also wear them under your helmet during your climbing period.

For Hands

  1. Gloves: A high-quality Gloves are compulsory while climbing Mera Peak. They keep your hands warm. We strongly suggest you carry a pair of warm shell gloves with insulated removable liners. As climbing requires moving your hands frequently with ropes and equipment, a glove with a good handgrip is necessary.
  2. Sleeping Bag: A warm and quality sleeping bag is necessary for Mera Peak, regardless of the season, you plan to climb. You can guarantee freezing nights on the high camp of Mera and without a warm sleeping bag, you will be uncomfortable and cold. if you don't have your own sleeping bag. You can buy or rent a quality sleeping bag in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.
  3. Eye Mask & Ear Plugs: Good sleeping when on the mountain is very important to enjoy the trip and lack of it can make easy days very challenging. Some of the Teahouses have very thin walls and some don’t have curtains for the windows. Chances are, people will be noisy and sunlight will wake you before you’re ready to get up.

Practical Clothing

  1. UNDERSHORTS & GARMENTS: We suggest bringing two to three pairs or as per your personal preferences. It is suggested that you carry a sufficient number of undergarments or a few of them and wash the used ones along the way. We suggest bringing comfortable athletic styles based on your needs and preferences. Be sure to carry an extra plastic bag to store your used garments. You don’t want to mix your used clothes with fresh ones.
  2. BASELAYER BOTTOM & TOP: We suggest buying Wool, wool blend, polyester, or other synthetic fabrics Baselayer bottom which works well. Be sure your baselayer pants are not made from cotton. We advise lighter weight baselayers rather than heavier fleece-type layers. The base layer is to keep you warm in cold temperatures. You can use them while sleeping in the camps or even on the summit night under your Gore-Tex pants and tops. The base layer (top) with a hood is recommended.
  3. LONG SLEEVE SUN SHIRT: You can carry 2 – 3 normal t-shirts to wear while trekking in the lower regions. You can wash these T-shirts on the trail and one long-sleeved base layer top, which will help you to keep warm in cold temperatures. Non-cotton materials such as merino wool or polyester are highly suggested.
  4. SOFTSHELL PANTS: We highly recommend bringing Stretchy, comfortable, non-insulated softshell pants that should fit comfortably with or without your base layer bottoms.
  5. HARDSHELL PANTS: Fully waterproof shell pants that fit comfortably over your baselayer bottoms are highly recommended. You can carry them in your backpack so that it is easy to take them out when needed. They prove to be handy on rainy days.
  6. HARDSHELL JACKET: We highly suggest bringing a fully waterproof and non-insulated shell jacket with a hood. This should fit comfortably over your mid-layer, baselayer, and softshell.
  7. INSULATED DOWN PARKA/DOWN JACKET: A very good quality hooded down jacket is must essential during your Mera peak expeditions in Nepal. A normal down sweater or light puffy jacket will not be enough. The good down jackets keep you warm and are easy to carry because they can fit into a compact bag and are light in weight.

Footwear:

  1. LINER SOCKS
  2. WOOL OR SYNTHETIC SOCKS: We highly suggest bringing appropriate pairs of socks for the Mera Peak trip. As you go from warm temperatures to the cold and then back to warm again, ranges of trekking socks are necessary. You can have a mix of liner socks, light socks, and thick socks. A minimum of two pairs of thin socks and two pairs of thick socks are recommended. Keep a spare pair of fresh socks to switch into after arriving at the camp or teahouse.
  3. DOUBLE BOOTS: Climbing boots are essential during the climb to the summit. These boots must be light and warm so as to prevent your feet from frostbite. Get the size that fits you right and you are comfortable walking with those on. If you want to rent these boots our Sherpa guide will organize them at Khare, this means you should not have to carry this heavy boots from Kathmandu.
  4. GAITERS
  5. LIGHT HIKING BOOTS OR TREKKING SHOES: Trekking boots are for your walk in the lower parts of the trail. Get the hiking boots that are lightweight, high comfort, plenty of room in the toe box with sturdy soles and ankle support. These boots help you balance the varied terrains of Nepal.
  6. Trail shoes/ Running shoes/ Sandals: You can either bring your running shoes or sandals. This shoe is for you to change back to after arriving at the camps or tea houses.

Bags

  1. Main rucksack or Travel bag (70 liters): Porters are not allowed to carry more than 15 kg in total Per person and this allowance needs to include space for their own belongings. So make sure your bag does not exceed the weight of 15kg. Mountain Sherpa Trekking will provide you with a quality duffel bag during your trip, which remains yours even after you return from the trip. You can transfer all your necessary clothes to our company duffle bag when you are in Kathmandu and you can leave your extra city clothes in the hotel with your main rucksack or Travel bag.
  2. Day pack (30-40 liters): We highly recommend 30-40 liters (8 gallons) to carry every day on your back, so make sure it has room for essentials such as water bottles, spare layers, and waterproofs, cameras, etc.  Please make to bring a rain cover for your daypack. This MUST have a hip belt for support/weight loading and should have an inner frame for comfort on your back.
  3. Dry bags / tough poly bags: Make sure all your contents are wrapped in waterproof bags to keep them dry. Use them also to store used clothes during the trek. We have various sizes for rent.

EQUIPMENT RENTAL or BUYING IN NEPAL

You can buy or hire sleeping bags, down Jackets as well as all climbing equipment in Kathmandu or Khare, Nepal at a reasonable price. For details information regarding Mera Peak climbing gears and equipment. Please contact us by e-mail. You can also add when booking, or inquiry message.

Medicine

  1. Antibiotics
  2. Painkillers, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Advil
  3. Cough Lozenges
  4. 1 – Triangular Bandage
  5. Foot Powder. Important for keeping your feet in good condition
  6. Anti-inflammatory Tablets. For any inflammation
  7. Skin-blister repair kit
  8. Anti-diarrhea pills
  9. Altitude sickness Tablets: Diamox or Acetazolamide to prevent AMS ( You can buy in Kathmandu)
  10. Water purification tablets or water filters – Purification tablets to purify the water along the trails. These can be purchased in Kathmandu. We do not recommend buying water on the trail as there are no facilities to recycle the plastic bottles in the mountains.
  11. Prescriptions, in case you need to purchase your medications.
  12. Moisture-wicking fabric
  13. Sunscreen– We recommend having a Factor 50 + to protect you from the extreme rays at altitude.
  14. Lip Balm – This is essential to protect you against the fierce sun.
  15. Insect Repellent, containing DEET
  16. Hand Sanitizer – This is essential to keep your hands clean on the trail.
  17. Wet Wipes/Baby Wipes (recommended) – While there are options to shower along the trail, we recommend always bringing a pack of Baby Wipes to keep yourself clean in the wilderness.

Please note that you can easily get most of the medications in Kathmandu including antibiotics and Diamox. Our experienced guide will help you and show you trekking shops and pharmacies in Thamel to buy all the necessary medicine for your trip if you have not brought it from your home country.

Toiletries

Small Personal First Aid Kit: This is just a guide of what we recommend you bring, you may have other personal items you need to add to your kit

  1. Medium-sized quick-drying towel– A small sports towel that is quick-drying is recommended.
  2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  4. Deodorants
  5. Nail clippers (optional)
  6. Toilet Paper – This is for when you are on the trail and have to go to the bathroom. You will either carefully burn the toilet paper or take a small plastic bag to dispose of toilet paper when you arrive at the lodge.
  7. Face and body moisturizer
  8. Female hygiene items
  9. A small mirror (optional)

Our Mera Peak Climb 2022 Packages include four Nights of Deluxe accommodations in Kathmandu at a comfortable and luxurious hotel. We have two different package options available as outlined below.

3 Star Hotel Packages option:

Our 3 Star Hotel Package starts from $2700 USD Per Person only

  • Sampada Garden Hotel- Located in a peaceful area in Lazimpat, Katmandu. 15-20 minute walk from Thamel
  • Mandala Boutique Hotel - This Hotel is located at Chhetrapati, just a 3-5 minute walk from Thamel

5 Star Hotel Packages option:

Our 5 Star Hotel Package starts from $3000 USD Per Person only

  • Marriott Kathmandu - Located at Naxal, Kathmandu. Combine the modern design with local creativity
  • Yak and Yeti Hotel - Centrally located Luxury 5 star hotel in Kathmandu

During Trek & Climb

  1. Sherpa Mountain Lodges/ Teahouse (12 Nights Included)
  2. For the 2 Nights Nights during climbing, you will be provided full support by tented Camp Service.

WHAT KIND OF FOOD I CAN EXPECT DURING MERA PEAK TREK 2022?

Morning Breakfast between 6:30-8:00 AM

  • Tea or Coffee, Hot chocolate, lemon tea, hot milk, or green tea
  • Eggs items- Fried Eggs, Boiled Eggs, scramble eggs, Omelet,
  • Bread items- Toast, Pancakes, Chapati & Tibetan Bread
  • Porridge with Honey

Afternoon Lunch between 12:30 – 1:00 PM

  • Nepal Dal Bhat, Curry with Rice, Pasta or Noodles item,
  • Fried rice, fried Potatoes, Mo.Mo
  • Evening Dinner between 6:00-8:30 PM
  • Garlic Soup Sherpa Stew, vegetable Soup, mixed Soup, Potato Shop
  • Dal Bhat Tarkari – a soup of lentils with rice and a vegetable curry
  • Fried potatoes with veg, MO. MO, fried Noodles, Pasta, mashed potatoes with Cheese, etc

Note: Unlike most companies, the Mountain Sherpa Trekking guide will not control the food menu during your trek in Nepal which means you can select any food from the lodge menu as per your taste. Mountain Sherpa trekking provides enough meals on their trek as part of the trip price.

Drinking-Water:

For many of us, the perfect choice may be to go for mineral water. After all, it’s sealed and safe to drink, plus it provides an income for the local traders – right? Regrettably, things are never quite that simple. Mineral water produces a vast number of knock-on problems for mountain societies.

While it does provide an income to local people it also generates an extraordinary, heart-breaking amount of waste and spoiling. Most places simply do not have the resources to do anything with the empty plastic bottles – and they burn them, releasing toxic gases into the air, or leave them in piles just out of sight of travelers, where they take more than 450 years to decompose.

Take, for example, Mera Peak Trek. The recommended amount of water intake on a high-altitude trek like this is 3-4 litters a day. The trek is 13 days long. That’s more than 40 litter and 40 plastic bottles, which won’t decompose until the year 2466 – per person.

For a full MST group of 12 people, just one trip will result in more than 480 mineral water bottles. And the salt in the wound is that plastic doesn’t decompose at high altitudes, so those 480 or more bottles will be up there forever. But what can you do? You have to drink, so how can you get around the problem?

The Alternatives: The great news is that there are really various options that will help you out of the bottled water trap. Here are just four of the best. All you have to do is pick which one is right for you.

Striped- Steripen is the most trusted model on the market. This technique uses exactly the same process as most mineral water undergoes before it is bottled. It’s UV filtering, exactly the same treatment as the majority of bottled water undergoes to be purified, but on the go. The technology has been around for much longer than you think, but it’s only recently been competitively priced enough to be on the market. SteriPen is an American company; other UV filters are also available.

Boiled water– This isn’t always an option if you’re out and about, but boiled water is an excellent option for safe drinking water on the trek. Boiling the water kills any nastiness lurking there. It is the safest and most convenient option. Most lodges serve it, and it is great to ward off the cold. Prices range anywhere between NPR 50 and 120 per liter. This means the cost of drinking water will be around $40-$60 for an 11-day EBC trek.

Purification tablets– Water refining tablets or chemicals like chlorine dioxide are frequently used. They are easy to carry and cheap to buy. However, they are not as effective as UV filters or boiled water and need a few hours to act. Besides these, LifeStraw and iodine-based treatments are also available but have their drawbacks.

FAQs

Mera Peak is not a technical peak but you need good stamina for a long day effort while climbing it. You can climb Mera peak without any previous climbing experience and skills of using climbing equipment but knowledge of using equipment and previous experience would be beneficial although not mandatory because Depending on your knowledge and experience, a pre-ice climbing training is provided to you in Base Camp to make you skillful in using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons. Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions will send you instructions and guidelines before you arrive in Nepal for your Mera Peak climb.

We provide accommodation to you with deluxe rooms at the best three Star or five Star category hotels in Kathmandu with a healthy breakfast included. Along the Mera Peak trekking routes up to Khare teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (to be returned after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping gear. The lodges in trekking routes generally provide single and double rooms, or seldom a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bonfire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen which you should not enter without permission. The toilet in tea houses provides essential and basic facilities and will be always outside the room. During Climbing you will be sleeping in camping tents for about 2 nights, we provide quality tents fixed by your climbing crewmembers during the trip.

Most teahouses (lodges) in Mera peak trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian foods. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season), and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages, you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. You will enjoy 3 hearty meals each day. Generally, you will have your breakfast and dinner at the same lodge where you will be staying. Lunch will be provided at tea houses or small restaurants along the trail. However, while staying in tented camps during the climb, we will serve packed lunch along with tea or coffee. Nevertheless, both breakfast and dinner are freshly prepared by our own climbing cooks. The meals contain fresh fruits and organic ingredients sourced from Kathmandu or local villages throughout the trek. The meals include a balanced diet of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats designed by the nutritionist. The chefs are trained in hygienic food preparation. If needed, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher diets can be arranged with prior notice.

Yes, our entire climbing Sherpa guides have all received 45-day training from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. The guides have also received high-altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project). Most of our Expert Sherpa Guides received advanced Mountain Rescue, advanced Mountaineering, and Khumbu Ice Climbing courses provided by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA)

In major places, Our guide will a hot shower where available. And in the rest of the places, water in the bucket will be provided for the shower.

Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions all climbing Sherpa guides, trekking guides, cooks, assistant Sherpas, and porters are fully insured for any medical treatment or helicopter evacuation for any emergencies.

When purchasing your insurance for climbing Mera Peak, be sure that the policy covers emergency evacuation up above 6,000m (19,685ft.), so we advise having an insurance policy that covers mountain air ambulances. We also recommend you get insured for medical issues, flight delays, or trip cancellations. For more information regarding our insurance policy contact us for more details.

Yes, of course, every climber must get a permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association to climb Mera Peak. However, You need not worry when you are joining your expeditions with a registered and expert Sherpa licensed agency like Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions because all your necessary permits will be taken care of and organized before your arrival in Nepal.

That very much depends on how much use you intend to get out of it. Reasonable quality gear is available in Kathmandu for a fraction of the price of the real deal. We will help out you to find good standards gear in Kathmandu. You also rent out down gear and sleeping bags, which are the most sensible option if you don’t think you’ll be using them again for a while.

You can buy all types of necessary warm clothes in Kathmandu. You will discover many local stores to branded stores like North face, Mountain hardware, etc. We will accompany and assist you if you need to buy or hire the equipment.

All Personal climbing Gears like Climbing boots, Crampons, Ice axe / Ice hammer, Harness, Jammers, Karabiners, Finger eight / ATC guide, Tap sling, Fix rope, main rope, snow bar, ice crew, rock pitons etc. are included in Price.

We suggest that you keep the weight of your trek bag a maximum of 15kgs. Each porter can carry a maximum of 30kgs. We provide 1 porter to carry 2 clients' duffel bags. Please note that you are allowed only 15 kgs of luggage including your handbag for the Lukla flight. For excess baggage, you have to pay extra charges. if you have excess baggage our airport team will arrange to cargo on the same flight or the next flight.

The hotel we use in Kathmandu has a securely locked room where they store our client's extra belongings in a safe way. You can also safely leave your belongings at our office.

We handpick our Sherpa guides based on their knowledge, training, and experience. We also further their education and medical training once working with us. Some of our guides have been with us for over a decade and have summited Mera Peak more than 100 times. There are over 1000 operators on Mera Peak and many do not operate this way.

Your safety on the mountain is our number one priority. We know you traveled to Mera Peak to summit the mountain. However, if you are sick or your life is in danger, our experienced guides will make the call on whether or not you continue to the summit. They are basically doctors on the mountain. They have Wilderness First Responder certification and have the experience to know what to do in an emergency. The solution to severe altitude problems is always to descend. If required, our guide will check your travel insurance information to call a rescue helicopter, and you will be transferred to Kathmandu for medical attention.

In the Mera Peak trek route, most lodges/tea houses have electricity. You can charge your iPod or camera batteries while on treks. Please note that lodges/tea houses will charge you some money for the charging fee (1 USD to 3 USD per hour) during your trek.

This is a very practical matter for the Mera Peak trek & Climbing trip, however, many companies don't take it seriously, The flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are generally reliable but if the weather is not good they can be canceled for the entire day. Our 19-day package includes one extra contingency day in case of delays. If your flight is delayed in Kathmandu we will rebook your flight for the next day. We may also be able to provide an option for a privately chartered helicopter. If you choose to take the helicopter this can cost an additional $250 to $500 or more depending on availability and group size. Extra hotel nights in Kathmandu will be provided when flights are delayed. If your flight is delayed in Lukla we will provide the accommodation and meals at the cost.

Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions is a premier expert Sherpa Company with decades of combined experience on the mountain. We are family-owned one of the most highly reputable adventure companies with successful track records of Mera Peak climbing arrangement with full safety precautions and the most affordable prices. Climbing as high as 6,500m (21,325ft.) is really not a JOKE! Mera Peak is moderately higher than Island Peak yet it is not as technical as the former. However, you may encounter numerous life-threatening situations on the snow-filled trails. Weather is always unpredictable in the mountains so there are safety concerns to be taken into account. To deal with all the safety parameters including altitude sickness and adverse weather conditions, it is always wise to pick a highly responsible Sherpa operator with long years of handling experience that keeps a strong ground with team members.

We boast a 99% success rate to date on our Mera Peak Climbing, this is achieved because of our highly experienced local Sherpa guides & staff. As we are 100% local Sherpa Company in Nepal. Our entire guides & staff are 100% Local Sherpa people from the Everest region. As you know “Sherpas are highly regarded as elite mountaineers and experts in their local area. They were immeasurably valuable to early explorers of the Himalayan region, serving as guides at the extreme altitudes of the peaks and passes in the region, particularly for expeditions to climb Mount Everest”

If you have more questions, do not hesitate to contact us. You can e-mail us or you can call us or message us anytime by WhatsApp /Skype with us, see the Message Us button on the website's lower-left corner. Or just send an e-mail at: info@mountainsherpatrekking.com (We'll get back to you within 24 hours)

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