Mera Peak Climbing

Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

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Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 8
Mera Peak Climbing
Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

Nepal Social Treks
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31 reviews

Duration: 7 days
Group size: 1 - 8

About this trip

The 17 days long Mera Peak Climbing expedition tours you around the beautiful Khumbu Region where the majestic mountains and alluring landscapes treat your eyes. The trail that you follow throughout the adventure is quite similar to that of the Baruntse Expedition. You will traverse through some of the exotic flora and fauna and scenic villages before attempting to scale the snow-capped Mera Peak.

Mera Peak, which stands at an elevation of 6476 meters (21247 feet), is the ultimate showdown of this wonderful expedition. Climbing Mera Peak has been the desire of many mountaineering enthusiasts over the years. Situated in the Mahalangur section of the Himalaya, Mera Peak contains three main summits: Mera North (6476m), Mera Central (6461m), and Mera South (6065m).

You will kickstart this amusing Mera Peak Climbing expedition with a bone-chilling flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing–Hillary Airport, Lukla— one of the world’s most extreme airports! The climbing route then passes through the south of Lukla to the traditional village of Hinku. There on, you will get close to Sherpa cultural villages, ancient Buddhist Monasteries, and rugged terrains.

The unspoiled villages enhanced with extended pastures welcome your heart and soul. Daily grazing of sheep, yaks and yak herds befriends you throughout the journey. Besides, you will cherish the Khumbu region’s scenic paradise while passing through the dense forest of rhododendron, pine, oak, and juniper trees.

The adventure reaches its most enthralling part when you reach Mera Peak Base Camp and prepare for the summit of Mera Peak. You will follow our climbing experts to High Camp, where you will acclimatize and make the final preparations before conquering the magical Mera Peak.

Once you tackle all the obstacles and reach the top of Mera Peak, you will witness the magnificent views of Mount Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8210m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7861m), Chamlang (7319m), Baruntse (7129m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Kangtega (6779m), and other surrounding peaks.

Typically, Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) are the most favorable time frames for climbing the Mera Peak. During these months, you don’t have to confront the possible threats that the high altitudes can bring in. We can also operate the adventure even in the winter season if you are interested in taking on the challenge.

To sum up, this exciting Mera Peak Climbing adventure grants you the opportunity of a lifetime to spend some of your quality time in the Himalayas. And since you are up for the wonderful expedition, we will make sure you get the best service possible with our expertise and experience.

Short History of Mera Peak

Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing first submitted Mera Peak on May 20, 1953. Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. The climbing history of this wonderful peak is closely related to the big names of early Himalayan explorers, including Sir Edmund Hillary, Eric Shipton, and George Lowe. These experts teamed up and led a British Expedition that explored the Mera Peak area in the early 1950s.

Why You Will Love Mera Peak Climbing

  • You will uncover the beauty and serenity of magnificent Nepal with this 17 days-long expedition through Khumbu Region.
  • You can indulge yourself in the spectacular views of Mount Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8210m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), Kangchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7861m), Chamlang (7319m), Baruntse (7129m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Kangtega (6779m), and other surrounding peaks.
  • Splendid views of Kongde Ri (6187m), Numbur Himal (6075m), Karyolang Peak, and other surrounding peaks from the top of Zatrawa La Pass
  • Flying in and out of the infamous Lukla Airport
  • You will have an enjoyable trek around the Hinku Valley.
  • Exciting trek around Zatrawa La Pass and the Khumbu Valley
  • Passing through the dense forest of rhododendron, oak, pine, and juniper trees
  • This adventure brings you close to Sherpa cultural villages, ancient Buddhist Monasteries, rugged terrain, glaciers, beautiful and uninhabited Hinku Valley, unique flora and fauna, etc.

Is Mera Peak Climbing Right For You?

  • As you will be spending most of the days at higher altitudes, the weather can be inconsistent. It can also affect your expedition and put it to a halt. You need to make sure that you thoroughly consider the time of the year you wish to take on this climbing adventure. The views and conditions will vary between seasons.
  • For about a week or more, you will have to walk for 5 to 7 hours, excluding the final climb. So, make sure you can take the challenge. If you have been practicing mountaineering exercises prior to the journey, it will be helpful.
  • Our properly planned itinerary offers you even more sightseeing of the youngest mountains in the world, enduring an ample time apart for adaptation and acclimatization.
  • The tea houses that will accommodate you throughout the trekking period are very simple with some basic facilities. Access to electricity for charging electronic devices will cost you some extra. Wi-Fi is available at a few locations, but connections will be weak. However, you can get all the advanced facilities when you are staying in the hotel at Kathmandu.
  • The most important part of the expedition includes the scaling of Mera Peak. The climb is not that challenging; however, you may have to face some difficulties due to your physical fitness. Therefore, keep in check that you have some climbing experience before taking on this expedition.
  • The expedition includes several days of camping over 3000 meters, where there is the risk of being struck by Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). You may notice shortness of breath and mild headache, but your guide will make sure you walk gently to let your body adapt to the thinning air.

Our sherpa guides are well trained in first-aid. They will be carrying emergency medicines to assist you in difficulty. In extreme cases, we will rescue you using a helicopter. If you are uncertain about your physical ability, you need to inquire about some medical advice before booking this campaign.

Important Notes

  • You will begin this expedition early in Kathmandu and prepare for the journey ahead with briefings from our side. We will also take you through all the necessary trek permits so that you don’t have to worry about it.
  • The royalty fees for ascending the Mera Peak in the spring season is USD 250. Besides, the charges in autumn and winter/summer seasons are USD 125 and USD 70, respectively which are included in the package.
  • There may be times when your guides decide whether to delay or stop your ascent based on your medical conditions and AMS symptoms.
  • You may also be obliged to carry some passport size photographs to complete your expedition permit.
  • Please note that visas are obtainable upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.
  • We recommend saving a few extra days in Kathmandu in case your flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is delayed due to bad weather conditions.

Safety and Precautions During Expedition

When you are climbing to higher altitudes, there is always a risk of altitude sickness. Although vulnerability varies from person to person, we want to ensure that you all are well informed to prevent any unwanted difficulties. To prevent anything serious from happening while you are in your expedition, we have detailed some of the major symptoms of altitude sickness as well as preventive measures.

Symptoms of Altitude Sickness

Here are some of the common symptoms of altitude sickness:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid pulse

Preventive Measures for Altitude Sickness

Follow these preventive measures to avoid altitude sickness:

  • Allow your body to acclimatize properly to the high elevation and air pressure. Do not carry out hard climbs without resting now and then.
  • Make sure you take several days when climbing to high altitudes.
  • Keep yourself well-hydrated throughout the climb. Always carry the purified water to remain safe from any kind of hazards.
  • Ensure that you stop to rest every 600 to 800 meters even if you don’t feel the strain.
  • Alcohol and smoking tend to worsen altitude sickness, so try to avoid them.

Treating Altitude Sickness

If you experience any of the above symptoms of altitude sickness, we recommend the following:

  • Immediately stop your climbing session and take some rest.
  • Alert your guide so he can get the first aid kit.
  • Garlic and Sichuan peppers are well-known home remedies to prevent altitude sickness.

What’s included

  • 3-Star Hotel
    accommodation (twin-share) for two nights in Kathmandu on a B/B basis.
  • Licensed English
    Trek Guide and mountain support team plus porters
  • Climbing Sherpa guide
  • 3 meals a day
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, throughout the trekking and camping period
  • All trekking
    + mountaineering equipment, including kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for Mera Peak Base Camp and High Camp.
  • Climbing permit
  • Everest national park
    entrance fees.
  • Local Government tax
  • Scheduled flight tickets
    for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu to all climbing members, Sherpa guide and kitchen staff.
  • Satellite phone
    carried by a guide for communication and available to clients at the cost of USD3 per minute.
  • Equipment allowances
    and wages for climbing Sherpa’s, chefs and kitchen assistants
  • First-aid medical kits
    for the climbing group and the staff
  • Emergency oxygen
    mask, and regulator provided on the requirement of climbers with appropriate charge.
  • First Aid Kit
  • Private overland
    transport as described in the itinerary
  • Daily weather
    report services.
  • Solar panel for light
    + battery charging
  • EPI cooking gas
    + stove above Base Camp for cooking food and boiling water
  • Assistance with buying
    trek gear, or we can loan you for the trek.
  • Royalties and fees
    of the Government of Nepal
  • Peak climbing
    certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
  • Porter/Yaks
    will carry the 20kg baggage allowance per person during trekking to base camp.
  • Comprehensive
    pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Visa extension
    procedure services (if required).

What’s not included

  • Meals other than
    breakfast when staying in hotels (except welcome and farewell dinner).
  • Bottled drinks
    of any kind plus extra tea and coffee when trekking.
  • Any packed food
    or snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trekking period.
  • Items of personal
    nature, laundry expenses, and tips
  • Any extra expenses
    arising out of unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Extra transportation
    services not mentioned in the itinerary program
  • Any additional staff
    other than the specified ones.
  • Rescue, repatriation,
    medicines, medical tests as well as hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance,
    travel insurance, and emergency rescue evacuation if necessary.
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Filming permit
    on Mera Peak.
  • Personal climbing
    and trekking gear.
  • Tips and gratuities
    for the staff
  • Expenses incurred toward
    usage of landlines, internet expenses, mobiles, walkie-talkies, and satellite phones.
  • Clothing, packing items
    or bags, personal medical kit, and camera or video fees
  • Personal insurance,
    if trekking or climbing must include helicopter evacuation.
  • Airfare
    of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee
    (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Any costs not included

Available Packages

Trip Price
$1,990

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and Transfer to

Our representative will be there at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, to greet you upon your arrival at the capital. The representative will escort you to the hotel and help you check-in. You can rest for a bit before exploring the city for some time.

While exploring the city, you can buy some of the necessary trekking and climbing gear that play vital importance throughout your expedition. After returning to your hotel, you will prepare for an important briefing session. We will conduct a short briefing that allows you to get all the valuable information and clear all of your doubts regarding the Mera Peak Climbing.

We will brief you about all the details regarding the Mera Peak Climbing in the meeting. Our team will walk you through all the trekking routes and accommodation facilities that you will come across throughout the journey. Additionally, we will let you through all the permit formalities required to carry out this expedition.

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My Langtang Valley, Gosainkunda Lake trek with Nepal Social Treks was overall a very good time. The valley, lakes, high pass, and climbing Cherko Ri are beautiful and challenging but all so well worth the effort. It was a pleasure to do this trek with Prem as my guide. His knowledge and attention to every detail along the way was fabulous. He kept us on a perfect pace throughout the trek and always with a great sense of humour and positive attitude. He was a pleasure to have as a guide. Thanks to all at Nepal Social for making it a great trek. Cheers
By Paul Jeffrey G for Langtang Valley Trek- Paul Jeffrey Gemmell on Apr 19, 2024
Words cannot express how grateful I am to have travelled with Nepal Social Treks. From beginning to end, I felt safe and cared for - a fete as a solo black female traveller. In February I travelled to Everest Base Camp with Nepal Social Treks. I survived the ‘most dangerous flight in the world’, trekked across beautiful terrain at high altitudes, reaching beautiful settlements including Namche Bazaar, Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp. A once in a lifetime experience that I recommend to all. My tour guide Biznu was exceptionally experienced and well practised on the terrain. It was amazing to see first hand the skill of an experienced Nepali tour guide. I would like to take this opportunity to say a special thank you to the porters, who carried what we could not at high altitudes and never forgot or broke anything. Nepal Social Trekking provided excellent kit, including a duffle for clothes and sleeping bag to cover up to -20 degrees. After travelling to Everest Base Camp, Nepal Social Treks went above and beyond - by helping to arrange a trip for me to Pokhara. In which I was able to experience another side to Nepal, the beautiful lakes and caves available. My experience throughout (from initially enquiry email, to my flight home) I felt personally taken care of. A special thank you to Sushila and Luna. A massive thank you to Basu - you have founded an amazing company.
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ABC trek November 2023. AMAZING!!!! I traveled alone, and Edu the guide, was a great guide. Always taking care of me. The Teahouses, food, people,and the Mountains... all amazing!!! Kathmandu Guest House, an oasis of peace in the center of Thamel. Exciting paragliding in Pokhara. Thanks Mr Basu
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Difficult paths, cold nights, very nice views, rustic lodges, few people. Authentic Nepal, like in the nineties.
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