19 days - Mera Peak

Mera Peak, standing tall at 6,476m is one of the most sought after mountaineering peaks in Nepal. Climbing Mera Peak blesses us with breathtaking views of Himalayas and adventure of a life time. The summit view of the surrounding mountains is mere luck and only a few brave hearts are bestowed with that. The commencement of the expedition begins with Kathmandu, followed by a brief flight to Lukla. From Lukla, we head upwards through beautiful hills and valleys to reach the cold mountain region. Lying arduously on the edge of the Khumbu region, Mera Peak Climbing is also an excellent opportunity to experience trekking in the Himalayan region of Nepal.

Mera Peak has considered one of the most alluring trekking peaks in Nepal for it involve a culturally stimulating venture through remote picturesque villages and lush forests - followed by summiting the majestic Mera Peak. This peak is renowned for being Nepal’s highest trekking peak. The climb of Mera comes at the end of week-long trekking and this expedition is not necessarily technically difficult, but there is the altitude to contend with which makes this an exciting and challenging trip.
Trip Code: 1D-MP82
Starts: Lukla
Finishes: Lukla
Duration: 19 Days
Difficulty: Severe
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 6476m/ 21246.7ft
Trip Views: 699
Activities: Peak Climbing
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury
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Breakfast: 18
Lunch: 15
Dinner: 15
Bus
Jeep
Domestic Flight
Hotel: 4 Night(s)
Teahouse: 12 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 1 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 1 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Mera Peak has 3 distinct summits; North(6,476m), Central(6,461m), and South Mera Peak(6,064m).
  • Mera Peak is considered one of the finest viewpoints in Nepal.
  • Mera Peak stands to the south of Everest.
  • J.O.M. Roberts and Sen Tenzing made the first successful ascent of Mera Peak on 20 May 1953. 
  • The major peaks observable from Mera peak include some of the highest mountains in the world;  Mt. Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse and many more.

Why this Trip

  • Mera peak is among one of those peaks that perfectly blends adventure with culture. This week-long peak climbing is one of the most famous peaks among the mountaineers. One of the reasons for its popularity is its accessibility to anyone with less or moderate experience in Mountaineering, that means a novice mountaineer can attempt to climb it with the proper guidance of Sherpas and Guides. It is the highest trekking peak in Nepal that transports you through remote picturesque villages and lush forests followed by the gentle climb to the summit. This trip packed with adventure, nature, and culture is sure to give you an experience of a lifetime.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • 5% of the total cost of the package will be allocated for the benefits of local people in the Everest region
  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
    Landing in the city of temples you will be delighted. We will welcome you at the airport and pick you up and escort you to the hotel where you can relax yourself. We will discuss about the tour over dinner. Overnight stay at hotel;

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick-up-Hotel
    • Trek briefing
    • Welcome dinner
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHT-SEEING
    Kathmandu valley is an ancient city with diverse cultures and traditions. It has a significant part in the history of Nepal. Home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it has been chosen as a cultural and historical site of study and excursions throughout history. We’ll observe some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu throughout a day. You can choose from a variety of cultural sites or just eat your weight in momo (Nepali dumplings). Whatever you decide, we won’t judge. Overnight stay at hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Full day sight-seeing around Kathmandu
    • Food and wine tour(optional)
  • placeDAY 3 : FLY TO LUKLA AND TREK TO PAIYA (CHUTOK 2730M/8954FT)
    After an early morning flight to Lukla, we will meet our other crew members. This is the first day of the trek and we’ll be walking slowly and only for few hours to reach Paiya village. We walk down from Lukla passing through the deep forest to reach Surke village and we might be stopping at Pakhepani for lunch. After crossing the Chutok La (2945 m) pass, we reach the settlement of Paiya village and from this village we can have wonderful views of some of the peaks like Tang Ragi Tu, Khatang. Overnight will be at this village (Paiya).

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

    • Flight to Lukla
  • placeDAY 4 : PAIYA TO PANGGOM [2,846M/9,337FT]
    5-6 HRS: After breakfast, we’ll walk down until a bridge and we’ll walk through the narrow and slippery path to cross the Kari La Pass (3145 m). After the pass, we stop for lunch and afterwards, we’ll walk through rhododendron forest. Before we reach small Panggom village, we’ll have a majestic view of famous Dudhkoshi river valley and Dudh Kund Mountain. Overnight at Panggom village.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

    • -
  • placeDAY 5 : PANGGOM TO NINGSOW (2,863M/9,393FT]
    4-5 HRS: On this day, we’ll walk pass through many mani walls along the trail. We’ll cross the Panggom La pass (3174) to reach a tea house in Tho Kharka. The south face of Mera Peak could be seen on the way. We’ll continue our trek to Pema Gompa in Sibuje to see the off local village. We turn back and start our journey to the north towards Peseng Kharka Danda and cross the river and we’ll finally cross Ningsow River there before reaching Ningsow village. Overnight at Ningsow village.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

    • -
  • placeDAY 6 : NINGSOW TO CHHETRAKHOLA [3150M/10332FT]
    7-8 HRS: We’ll start a day with little ascend to reach the Ramailo Danda. The walking trail is full of rhododendrons and bamboo forests. This place is famous for the views of Mera and Salpa. By the river we’ll have our lunch. The trail that takes us to Chhetra khola is known as Pasang Lhamu Trail and it’s in Makalu Barun National park. The trail is famous for the rare Red Pandas. Overnight in Chhetrakhola.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

    • -
  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO KOTHE [3600M/11808FT]
    6-7 hrs: Keeping our compass north, we’d commence our day by slow walk through the pine and bamboo forest observing the views of Mera and Hinku valley. After few hours of walk we come along the mainstream path at Taktho and we cross Majang khola. We continue our trail towards Tashing Ongma for our lunch and tea break. Before reaching Kothe which is our stop for tonight, we’ll pass through the bridge of sanu khola. Overnight in Kothe.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

    • -
  • placeDAY 8 : TREK TO THANGNAK (6-7 HRS)
    We leave Kothe behind and turn west side of the Hinku River. Lunch at tea house in Saurya. We’ll walk through Mosom Kharka village and the trail passes via the Yak herders' Following summer settlement of Gondishung and its Buddhist shrine to Thangnak. Overnight at Thangnak (4358m).

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

    • -
  • placeDAY 9 : EXPLORE THANGNAK
    This is the Acclimatization day. Acclimatization is mandatory for our bodies to adjust to the thinning air of higher altitude. We spend the day with exploring the Thangnak. In the morning we will hike above to camps for the stunning views of Mera La. We descend back and take deep rest for tomorrow strenuous trek.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

    • -
  • placeDAY 10 : TREK TO KHARE (5-6 HRS)
    After spending good time at Thangnak, we hit the trail again and ascend an ablation valley beside the Dig Glacier to Khare (5045 m), this is also called base camp area for Mera Peak. Overnight at Khare.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 11 : RESTDAY IN KHARE
    We will need a spare day again for the acclimatization. But in this day we will do training from the skilled expedition leader. The leader will teach you the valuable skills that are required to survive and climb in Mera Peak. Training will uplift your confidence to win over the Mera Peak.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

    • -
  • placeDAY 12 : TREK TO MERA HIGH CAMP (6-7 HRS)
    We give our ascent the continuity towards the North flank of Mera Peak to a spectacular eye nestled below a rocky outcropping on the ridge. We’d organize a pack lunch. We reach High Camp (5800m) and stay the overnight at camp.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

    • -
  • placeDAY 13 : SUMMIT DAY (10-12 HRS)
    This is the day we have been travelling on foot for so many days; today we attempt to scale the Magnificent Mera Peak. We wake up around 2 in the morning for breakfast. We make the technically straightforward ascent of Mera Peak. Upon reaching the summit view includes 5 of the World's 6 highest mountains. After the brave climb to the top of the peak, we descent to the Khare and rest.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • -
  • placeDAY 14 : TREK BACK TO KOTHE (6-7 HRS)
    After concurring Mera Peak we descend to Thangnak (4350m). Lunch at Thangnak. This is a short and relatively easy hike of descent. From Thangnak we descend to Kothe (3600m) and spend overnight.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Tea House

    Activities:

    • -
  • placeDAY 15 : TREK TO THULI KHARKA (5-6 HRS)
    Today we climb uphill again to reach Thuli Kharka (4300m) below the Zatwra La. Lunch at Thaktar village. Overnight at Thuli Kharka.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Teahouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 16 : TREK TO LUKLA (6-7 HRS)
    This is the last day of trek and say farewell to the mountains from Lukla. After few hours of ascend to the top, we descend for few hours. We pass Zatwra La pass on this day. Overnight at Lukla.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 17 : FLY TO KATHMANDU
    We fly for Kathmandu and take escort you to the hotel. In the evening, we visit the most important Hindu Shrine: the “Pasupatinath”. After the spiritual chants, we escort you to the hotel again.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Flight to Kathmandu
  • placeDAY 18 : FREE DAY IN KATHMANDU
    You’ll visit couple of Hindu and Buddhist Shrines. We will make sure that you don’t miss out any important place in the city to make a complete Nepal experience. We’ll probably have some energy left for shopping.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Guided City tour
    • Trekker's Massage
    • Shopping arrangements
    • yoga retreat(optional)
  • placeDAY 19 : DEPARTURE
    All good things must come to an end. Today is the day that we all must bid farewell and head our separate ways. Although we know you won’t miss the dust, squat toilets, or long hours of walking uphill, we are certain that you’ll shed a few tears as you say goodbye to the group, the guides, and remember all the great times you had on your trip. We’ll arrange a farewell lunch (depending on your flight schedule) to make it official and will escort you to the airport to ensure an easy departure.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accomodation:

    • -

    Activities:

    • Airport Departure
  • Detail Inclusions
    • All airport transfers in private vehicle
    • Climbing permit for Mera peak
    • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on B/B basis
    • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period
    • Local English-speaking Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs
    • Flight Tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu sector to all climbing member and Staff
    • All necessary paper works, office Service charge, and Government Taxes levied in Nepal
    • Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking and climbing
    • Required Experienced, Trained and Government Licensed Climbing Guide(s) during Climbing Period as per the size of group
    • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Per person 30 kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 20 kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the peak
    • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee) and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
    • All trekking and camping equipment like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc
    • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required
    • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation, and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
    • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch, and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Guest Houses or tents for members and staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Complimentary
    • Arrangement of tea, coffee during the trek
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Map of Mera Peak
    • Occasional hot Shower during the trek
    • Souvenir from Nepal
    • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day
    • Sim card service
    • Photos and videoes of the trip
    • Certificate of appreciation
  • Exclusions
    • Lunch in Kathmandu
    • Emergency rescue evacuation if required
    • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue (it will be covered by the insurance company)
    • International flights
    • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos)
    • Any kind of hot and cold drinks, hot shower
    • Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internet
    • Personal climbing equipment
    • All kind of Personal Expenses
    • Icefall fees and Garbage Deposit fees (Shared with another member), if applicable
    • Wake talkies &Filming permit
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
    • Personal climbing guide if requested
    • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
    • Tips for guides and porters 
    • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)


FAQS

  • 1. What are the physical requirements for this trip ?
    Mera peak is not a technically difficult peak to climb, but you need good stamina and energy to climb it. Even though Mera peak can be climbed without any previous climbing experience, you need to know how to use the climbing equipment and gears. At Base Camp, our guide also helps you to how to use that equipment so you don’t need to worry about that.
  • 2. Will your company representative come to receive us upon arrival at the airport ?
    Yes, you shouldn’t worry about this. As you arrive, our representative will be standing outside the airport terminal. You'll be directly transferred to the hotel.
  • 3. What type of accommodation will you use at the Kathmandu and during the trek ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request. For this expedition, accommodation will be tented camp.
  • 4. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 5. How can I pay the remaining payment after arriving at the Kathmandu ?
    You have to pay the remaining balance after arriving in Kathmandu either by cash or through credit card, before we start our adventure.
  • 6. What type of food can I get during the trek and is it healthy ?
    During the trek, you will get clean and hygienic food. Our cook/s and helpers will cook the special meals.
  • 7. Is safe drinking water available while climbing ?
    There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
  • 8. What type of transportation do you use ?
    We mostly use the comfortable and efficient vehicle so that you may not get a problem during the ride. We used private or tourist vehicle for the sightseeing in the Kathmandu. Depending on the nature or group sized also we used cars, minibus, vans or jeep for the travelling along the narrow and bumpy roads of Nepal. Mostly we used AC vehicles for your comfort.For domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu we use Tara air, Yeti air, and Goma air which are the popular domestic airlines in Nepal.
  • 9. What is the best season for the trekking ?
    March to June and September to November are the best months to climb Mera Peak.
  • 10. How can be the weather and the temperature like in the trekking ?
    Weather in the mountains is difficult to predict. It usually snows heavy during the months of January, February and December.
  • 11. How far do I trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because number of hours of walk really depend on clients' speed. So it's really relative.
  • 12. Do your trekking guides have license and the certificates in the tourism sector and Have they received first aid training for the high altitude ?
    Yes, the trekking guides working in our company are the certified license holders and they also have received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
  • 13. What safety measures can your guides do during the emergency like high altitude sickness, accidents and dehydration ?
    Our guides are well trained; they carry the first aid box for emergency. You also take some medicine box for your personal use.
  • 14. Are climbing guides well trained and have they already climbed this summit before ?
    Yes, our climbing guides are well trained and have got the license from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. They are experienced with many mountains above 6000 m to 7000 m and also some of them have experienced the 8000 m peaks.
  • 15. Do we need to book our own international flights to and from the Nepal ?
    It's always a good idea to book on your own. But we can also help you booking your flight in case of request.
  • 16. During the trek, can we charge the camera and other equipment ?
    In some villages, it's really possible to charge, but it costs extra to charge the camera and other electronic devices. It usually costs between $ 3-$ 6 per hour. So it's expensive. The best idea is to bring a power bank.
  • 17. Is there any communication system during the trek ?
    Yes, for the first few days, it's possible to have telephonic communication. In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly to them. in higher altitude regions, we usually have satellite phones with our Sherpas or guides.
  • 18. Can I use credit card during this trip ?
    You can use a credit card only at the Kathmandu as outside the Kathmandu valley you have to use the cash so change your currency into the Nepali currency before the trekking.
  • 19. How much additional money do I need to carry with me during the trek ?
    There are no hidden costs in our itineraries. Therefore you don't need to carry much, but everything that's not mentioned on itinerary for example extra cup of tea, coffee, charging electrical appliances, can cost you extra. Therefore, we recommmend you to keep at least $20-$50 per day for your personal expenses.
  • 20. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    Yes, you can add the extra days as per your wish, but for the extra day you have to pay the additional cost to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.
  • 21. Do you prefer yak or porter on the trek or should we need to carry by ourselves ?
    Definitely we will provide you porter, or yak as per the condition. Besides your personal bag and the water bottle which will be frequently need for you they must be carried by you and remaining will be carried by our porter or yak.
  • 22. Can we store our clothes which are not necessary for the trek ?
    The hotel in Kathmandu does provide the free storage services. So you can leave the clothes which are not necessary for the trekking. The best way is to save it in our office store room which is equally safe.
  • 23. What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you lend of trekkers ?
    Usually, we rent a sleeping bag which is good for -10 degree Celsius or -20 degree Celsius. In case the sleeping bag is not warm enough for you, we'll also provide you the extra blanket.
  • 24. How should I dress during the trek ?
    During trek please use comfortable and flexible dress. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended. It's always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you though as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. For the cold nights, thermal underwear, a warm fleece jacket and even a down jacket will help to keep you warm. Good shoes are of great importance. They must be comfortable. For higher altitude treks where you may have to tread snow for long hours, good boots are available for rent in Kathmandu. For mountaineering, you will require special clothes that can be bought or hired from us.
  • 25. Is it possible to change the lodge if it is not in order ?
    Yes of course you can change the lodge if you don’t feel comfortable at one place, but it really depends on the availability of the lodges. During the peak season, the possibilities of changing the lodges are low.
  • 26. Do you reserve rooms at the lodges before or during the trek ?
    We will send our potters to reserve the lodges before we reach there.
  • 27. What immunization will I need ?
    No vaccinations are compulsory in the Himalaya, but we do recommend you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. We also recommend: •A dental check-up prior to traveling. •That you know your blood group in case of emergency. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your tour leader and Swotah travellers at the time of your booking.
  • 28. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines. Remaining bags will be carried out by the porters.
  • 29. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized guides/Sherpas to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the guide’s instruction with utmost care.
  • 30. will there be a problem for vegetarians ?
    No, there will not be any problem as mostly at the high altitude, we prefer vegetarian food to avoid the food poisoning.

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