Mera Peak Climbing-19 Days

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Mera Peak Climbing is probably the one of the greatest experience for adventure lovers. Mera Peak ‎(6,476 m/21,247 ft.) is one of the Nepal’s highest trekking peaks, which is located south of Mount Everest. From the summit of Mera Peak we can watch one of the most beautiful panoramas of Nepal that includes 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 to reach the Mera Peak.

Compared to other peaks, the Mera Peak climbing is an affordable summit for a first mountaineering experience in Nepal. The route on the north side is easier for new mountaineers and involves trekking on a glacier at 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 to reach the summit of Mera Peak.


At a Glance

  • One of the Highest Trekking peak in Nepal (among 33 Trekking peaks)
  • Fantastic Mountain views above 6000- 8848 m peaks including world’s highest peak- Mount Everest
  • One of the fine Adventure trekking & Climbing Experience in Nepal
  • Escort by Excellent Mountain Sherpa Guide and local Porter. 100% success guarantee!

What's Included?

  • Best 3/5 Star Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Best Mountain lodge & tented camp in Trek
  • Ktm-Lukla-Ktm both way flight with Taxes
  • 3 times healthy & hygienic meals on trek
  • Strong & honest Porters-1 Porter for 2 Person
  • Expert Local Sherpa Climbing guide
  • Climbing permit & Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • Climbing equipments, Tents, mattresses
  • Welcome dinner & healthy breakfast
  • Insurance for Staff & government taxes

What's Not Included?

  • International Airfare  and Nepal Visa fee
  • Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in City: $5-10 Per Meal
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks & Mineral Water
  • Gratitude for Guide & Porter
  • Hot Shower, Battery Charges
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation
  • Climbing Gears Full Set US$ 150-Hire/rent
  • Sleeping bag & Down Jackets : US$ 1 Per day

Itinerary

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Our office Staff with Car & driver will welcome, greet you at International Airport on Arrival. After Visa formalities complete, you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from 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. Company Manager will meet you with your guide and will provide detailed Plans and Briefing about the trip. Balance trip Payment should clear if any etc. Free day for relax or explore around the city yourself.

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

After Breakfast your day will start for sightseeing tour of 4 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. Your guide will enlighten you with detailed historical and cultural information about the place. After this you will visit Living goddess home and Kathmandu Durbar square. Locally this, Old royal palace area is called Basantapur Area or Hanuman dhoka Durbar Square. 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 lunch Break. If weather is clear you can see nearest Mountain of Kathmandu- Ganesh Himal from top of Restaurant.

After Lunch, we will visit Hindus temple Pasupatinath and tour for today is finished. It normally takes 5-6 hours tour to visit all these 4 monuments within Kathmandu city. Afternoon free for packing for 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 climb steeply through a lush forest of bamboo and rhododendron with views looking back to Numbur and Kongde peaks, to the Pangkongma La (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 Himalaya. 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 Nashing Dingma (2,963m).

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 on 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 the Majang Khola, we merge with another trail which moves alongside the Hinku Khola. Our trail moves straight ahead towards Tashing Ongma which has seasonal tea shops. We continue our trek and cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe. Overnight in Kothe.

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 heads 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 the 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. Over night 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 basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the best ways to use our climbing gears like the ice axe, harness, ascender climbing boots and crampons. The training will also include learning the best climbing technique with the rope. Overnight in Khare.

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

We walk through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail to reach the Mera Peak Base Camp. From here, we continue further through the Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp. Our path is along a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn.

The views make us speechless as we can enjoy the Everest, Makalu, Baruntse, Kusum Kanguru and many other mountains and peaks in panorama. Moreover we feel chill by the magnificent views of Mera Glacier.Over night at tented Camp.

Approx. Time: 3-4 hrs climb   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 avoiding 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. Over night at Lodge

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

We take this day as a reserve day incase if weather gets bad. It depends on how the weather permit us. If so we can use this day as climbing practice day. Mentally prepare for next morning climbing and over night at camp.

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 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. Over night at Camp/or local lodge.

Approx. Time: 4-5 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 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 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 metres 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 metres to the welcoming lodges of Lukla.

Today we trek through forests of fir, rhododendron, oak, juniper and local vegetation. The trail we walk along 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 over night at Camp. Evening celebration of the successful Trek & Climbing. Over night at Guest House.

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

We take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu from lukla which comes through over a mountain hills and gives us last opportunity to enjoy with the surrounding Himalayan views of the Everest region. It takes 40 minute to Kathmandu and transfers you to the hotel.Over night stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

Approx. Time:  25 minute flight  Accommodation: 3/5 Star hotel Meals: healthy & hygienic breakfast

This is an important emergency day in case of delays to the flights from Lukla. 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 as 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.

Meals: healthy & hygienic breakfast

Accommodation

yes 04 Nights Deluxe accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 Star/ 5 Star Category Hotel as per itinerary

yes 14 Nights best avaiable Mountain Lodge comfortable room ( Shared Toilet and Bathrooms)

yes 01 Nights in tented Camp at Mera Peak high Camp with Hot Meals  

mail All accommodation is on a twin sharing basis [Single rooms can be organized during trek with extra cost]

mail For the 4 Nights hotel in Kathmandu single rooms are available at a supplementary cost.

What kind of food I can expect during lodge trek??

Morning Breakfast [6:30-7:30 AM] 

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

Afternoon Lunch [12:30 – 1:00 PM] 

  • Curry with Rice, Pasta, Noodles item, fried rice and fried Potatoes, Mo.Mo etc

Evening Dinner [6:00-8:30 PM] 

  • Sherpa Stew, vegetable Soup, mixed Soup, Potato Shop
  • Dal bhat tarkari – a soup of lentils with rice and a vegetable curry, Lassani, Pizza, Home Made Pasta etc
  • Fried potatoes with vegetables, MO. MO, fried Noodles, Pasta, mash potatoes with Chesse

******* Extra special from Mountain Sherpa Trekking *******

yes Welcome/farewell Dinner with live Cultural Show at typical Nepali Restaurant

Safe Drinking Water 

You can get bottled water all the way up to base camp but the price per liter goes higher and multiplies significantly. It is recommended to bring steripen (UV filtration) or iodine tabs for water purification with soft plastic bags so that you can purify the water from local source and make it safe for drinking purposes. At tea houses you will be served with boiled water. And please be noted that don’t drink water from local taps and resources as it would prone you to water borne illness and affects the whole trekking journey.

Vital information

******* Climate and Seasonality *******

Nepal is subject to monsoon which determines the choice of trekking & Climbing areas depending on the season: Spring Seasons [March to May] is ideal to watch the explosion of vegetation, including rhododendrons, and from around the Annapurna to Everest, Generally clear skies in the morning, marked cloudiness in the late afternoon. The more we advance towards the month of May (monsoon), the more clouds rise early.

[Mid September to November] This is the main trekking & Climbing season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approx. above 20degC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek & climb are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as to -5degC at the higher altitudes.

Summer Season Starts from June to September. Dolpo trekking and Mustang trekking of Nepal, and Tibet tour can be done in the monsoon.

Winter, from Mid December to late February, the cold is dry, the clear sky, the sunshine ... Many benefits without the tourist season. For example, short trek like chisopani and nagrkot trek,ghorepani poonhill trekking,Ghandruk Village trek would ideal for Winter Treks.

******* Travel Insurance *******

It is a condition of joining any of our holidays that you are insured against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs, air ambulance and helicopter rescue services). We also strongly recommend that you take out delayed departure and cancellation insurance, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions.

We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your MSTE itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken in the trip to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan & India. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses.

For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet, Bhutan & India trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage.You need send us your copy of your insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.

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Craig- Australia

Excellent Mera Peak Expeditions

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.

Sincerely
Craig- Australia

Posted on : August 26th, 2015 3:00 AM

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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 on using equipment and previous experience would be beneficial although not mandatory because a pre-ice climbing training is provided to you in Base Camp to make you skillful on using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons.

We use standard rooms at quality hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the 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 bon fire. 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 Period, we provide quality Tent with Matters.

Most teahouses (lodges) in Mera peak trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal 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. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you'll stay at while lunch will be taken on the way to destination.

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). Please check our Trekking Guides Profiles and Training Certificates.

In major places, we arrange guesthouse with hot shower. And in rest of the places, water in bucket will be provided for shower.

Our company insures all our staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters. Please browse though Company Information pages to view insurance details

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CUSTOMER SERVICE CHARTER:

Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions are committed to providing excellent service. We will provide all the necessary help and support to ensure an enjoyable trip for you. Where we can, our focus is travelling sustainably to offer you a meaningful and low impact journey through Nepal.

We are committed to remaining honest and transparent to our clients, providing one on one consultation up until departure. We expect our clients to take advantage of this service either face to face or over the telephone/Skype to ensure a well prepared tour, we also provide pre-departure group briefings and look forward to any post-departure feedback. All of our previous clients have been highly satisfied with our service and it is important to us to maintain this in the years to come.Nepal is a land of many surprises and Mountain Sherpa trekking & Expeditions does our best to set the right expectations of the places, people, systems and services you may come across while visiting Nepal.

CARE OF STAFF & PORTERS:

  •  All of our staff; tour, trekking & Climbing guides, porters and other crew are insured for the journey.
  • Our porters are well looked after and our company abides by a maximum carry load of 30kg per porter.
  • Our staffs are regularly trained in different skills and competencies that are valuable during the trek or tour.
  • Our staff also participates in volunteering activities throughout the year in rural Nepal.

SHERPA CHILDREN EDUCATION FUND:

Mountain Sherpa trekking & Expeditions works closely with one of the main supporters of Mountain Sherpa Foundation, a non-political and non-profit social organization. Our foundation provides much-needed head start scholarships to less fortunate Sherpa children. In Nepal many children grow up in remote mountain villages, deprived of basic education. The Mountain Sherpa Foundation mission is to help the next generation find their way to a brighter future. For every booking of your trip, a small donation is made to this fund to provide full education scholarships to children. So far, we have 7 children in our program, and it grows every year. By doing this, we honor the dreams of our elders to make a better world. Although the Mountain Sherpa foundation is supported by Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expedition, we always welcome kindness of friends. For more details visit: Mountain Sherpa Foundation

LOCALS SHERPA GUIDES & STAFF:

Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions employee expert local Sherpa guides & staff. So, we assure 100% safety & guaranteed successful trip in Himalaya with us. We utilize as many local resources as possible, including local Sherpa guides and produce. With sustainability a main focus of ours, we do promote the new destinations to tourists which will in turn maximize the benefits for the local people of Nepal.  We encourage the Nepali locals to preserve their culture and communities by sharing with them the understanding of the benefits of sustainability.