Mera Peak Climbing

Duration: 17 Days

Mera Peak Climbing  takes us to the top of the highest trekking peak in Nepal,(6,461m/21,190ft). Summiting Mera Peak is particularly popular because of the crystal clear views of five eight-thousands, world’s highest mountain, Mt.  Everest ( 8,848m), world’s 4th highest mountain, Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), world’s 6th highest mountain,  Mt. Cho Oyu ( 8,188m), world’s third highest mountain, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m) and  world’s fifth highest mountain, Mt. Makalu ( 8,485m). Spring and autumn/fall are the best season for the summit as the Himalayan Vistas are clearer than ever then.

Adventure Club Trek  has organized successful Mera Peak Climbing expeditions over the past Years. The journey to the summit of the peak is quite a straightforward climb. And, the views from the top are simply magical! Other than being fit and having a sense of adventure, you don’t need any extreme climbing experiences. Our experienced Sherpas will provide you with basic mountaineering experience before the summit.

Mera Peak Climbing starts from the south of the Lukla airstrip instead of the traditional route that is direct via the Zatra La Pass. We head up to the beautiful Hinku Valley and pass Zatra La Pass when returning. Taking the new route is advantageous in mainly two ways- we get to trek through the wilderness of Nepalese landscapes while enjoying serene villages that are also culturally rich and as it is a longer route, it is much better for acclimatization. Trekking through beautifully forested hillsides, we pass many high passes before climbing up the Mera La. Then, we gradually descend back to Lukla.  Expeditionary need to be fit and know how to make use of an ice-ax and crampons. The Sherpas will teach you these things practically at our base camp near the Mera Pass in case required.

With good weather conditions, a right expedition party can reach the summit and return to Khare in a day. Reaching to the top of Mera Peak is a rewarding mountaineering experience as one can see views of Nepal, and mountains like Kanchenjunga and Makalu to the east, Everest to the south of Nuptse which shows to the north along with Lhotse. Also, AmaDablam and Kang Taiga dominate the west while Cho Oyu can be seen at a distance. All this makes for one of the finest panoramas of the world.

Since the weather in the Himalaya is unpredictable, we have kept one day aside for contingency. If the weather on the day of the summit is not favorable, we can climb the mountain the following day.  Apart from Mera Peak Climbing, Adventure Club Trek and Expeditions also provides other summiting experiences like Island Peak climbing-17 Days and Everest High Passes Trek with Island Peak climbing-23 Days among others

Trip Highlights:

  • Summit the highest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera Peak at an elevation of 6,654m.
  • Camping in some of the remote regions in Nepal.
  • Up close views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. BaruntseandMt. Nuptse among other mountains.
  • Experience the lifestyle and tradition of the Sherpas and other ethnic people of the Himalayas.
  • Enjoy flying over some of the world’s highest mountains during your flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary airport in Lukla.
  • Explore the UNESCO Heritage Sites including Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02: KATHMANDU: Sightseeing and Preparation for the climb
  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and trek to Chutanga.
  • Day 04: Trek Chutanga to ThuliKharka (4,320m) via Zwatra la.
  • Day 05: Trek ThuliKharka to Kothe.
  • Day 06: Trek Kothe to Thaknak.
  • Day 07: Thaknak: Rest day for acclimatization.
  • Day 08: Trek Thaknak to Khare.
  • Day 09: Trek Khare to Mera Base Camp.
  • Day 10: Trek Mera Base Camp to High camp.
  • Day 11: Mera Summit and descend to Khare (5,045m).
  • Day 12: Spare day in case of bad weather.
  • Day 13: Trek Khare to Kothe.
  • Day 14: Trek Kothe to ThuliKharka.
  • Day 15: Trek ThuliKharka to Lukla.
  • Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu: 40 minutes flight.
  • Day 17: Farewell; flights home.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (3 nights)
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek(11 nights). 
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • High altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above base camp.
  • Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trekking and Climbing  (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their salary, food, accommodation, domestic airfare and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
  • National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Mera Peak Climbing Permit.
  • Mera Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
  • Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, Ice Hammer, Camping Tents and Kitchen equipments)
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag ( to be returned after trip completion) 
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa
  • International air fares / flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory).

Kathmandu to Lukla Flight Delays

The unpredictability of the weather in mountain areas directly affects the flights to and from Lukla. The Twin Otter planes that are used for transport from and to Lukla are reasonably reliable in good weather conditions. But, the flights may be delayed or canceled due to technical problems and extreme weather conditions.To ensure you stay on your schedule in case the Twin Otter flight cancels or delays too far, we can charter you a helicopter. While the helicopter can fly at the visibility of 15,000m, the Twin Otters require 5,000m visibility, according to Nepal Civil Aviation rules.

You can pay for the helicopter in US cash, credit cards or traveler’ cheques directly to our Kathmandu office. We provide a receipt for the payment which you can present to claim the amount back from your travel insurance company. Helicopter charges range from a minimum of US$500 to a maximum of US$3500. Also, we recommend you land in Kathmandu a day before we start the trek. You have enough time to buy trekking gears and beat off the jet lag. Having a few days extra left after your trek is also an excellent way to ensure you don’t miss your international flight in case of difficulties during the trek which might lengthen your trip. It also gives you a way to beat the flight cancellation to or from Lukla in case of severe weather.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna,Langtang, or any other regions.

Pre-Trip Meeting

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

 

Fixed Departures and Cost

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

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Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
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PRICE FROM US$ 2389 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 2389
  • Trip Duration 17 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous plus
  • Trip Style Tea House and Tented Camp
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and teahouse for trekking and tents for climbing during the trek
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