Experience the ascent to the highest trekking peak in Nepal with Mera peak climbing in Nepal. Mera Peak climbing in Nepal takes you to the summit of Mera Peak standing tall at 6476m. Mera peak is one of the most sought after mountaineering peaks in Nepal.
The Mera peak expedition begins from 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 in Nepal is also an excellent opportunity to experience trekking in the Himalayan region of Nepal.
It involves a culturally stimulating venture through remote picturesque villages and lush forests - followed by summiting the majestic Mera peak. The Mera peak climbing comes at the end of week-long trekking and this expedition is not necessarily technically difficult, but the altitude which makes this an exciting and challenging trip.
The trail for Mera peak expedition trip ranges from moderate to difficult thus; one must be physically fit in order to go for this trip. With the increase in altitude, the risks of altitude sickness also rise. People with respiratory problems must consult their doctor before head out on this trek. With an adequate time of acclimatization and proper hydration altitude sickness will be less of a problem.
Mera Peak climbing is an amazing option for anyone with less or moderate mountaineering experience. This trek is challenging but the technical mountaineering skill required is very basic. Experience the thrill of climbing the highest trekking peak of Nepal with Mera peak climbing package. Remember Swotah Travel for your trekking companion!
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6476 m/ 21246.7ft
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.
•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
•5% of the total cost of the package will be allocated for the benefits of local people in the Everest region.
This is going to be the first day of Nepal adventure. At the arrival section of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will be waiting with a placard-carrying your name on it. The airport representative will explain the program upon arrival and escort you to the hotel on a private vehicle. Overnight in Kathmandu;
After breakfast, Kathmandu tour begins. Kathmandu valley is an incredibly diverse city with a breathtaking Newari culture, centuries-old Hindu and Buddhists cultural sites alongside a plethora of ancient monuments. The capital of the country and home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kathmandu, bridges modern facilities with centuries-old traditions and cultures with its tourist-friendly accommodations and the ancestral etiquette “Atithi Devo Bhava” meaning "Guest is equivalent to God". Throughout the day, most of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu will be observed. Overnight stay at the hotel;
Almost all treks to Everest begins from Lukla so, early in the morning, a drive to Tribhuvan International airport (in a private car) for a flight to Lukla will be arranged. It takes 30-35 minutes to reach Tenzing Hillary airport/Lukla airport. After reaching Lukla, the porters and the team members joining us on the trek will be introduced. After reaching Lukla, we trek along the beaten track, up through thinning forest to the grazing area of Chutanga (3,050m) where we spend our night. Overnight at Chutanga;
After breakfast, our trek continues heading to Thuli Kharka (4,320m). Following the trail leading uphill, we cross the Zatrwa La (4,600m) and from Zatrwa we descend to Thuli Kharka (4,320m) - an open pasture land above the Hinku Valley. Overnight at Thuli Kharka;
Leaving Thuli Kharka, we descend and cross three ridges, before dropping steeply down to reach a fine vantage point of the Hinku Valley. Trudging through the narrow trails, enjoying the views of Mera and the Hinku Valley, through bamboo and pine forests we reach Tashing Dingma. We stop at Tashing Dingma for lunch. Our trek continues by the ridge of the river in the Hinku valley all the way up and reaches Kothe (3,600m). Overnight at Kothe;
We head towards Thagnang trekking along the ridge of the Hinku Khola and reach Gondishung. From there, we pass a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa marking Mera Peak inscribed on rock en-route to Mera. A short walk takes us to Thangnang. Overnight in Thangnang;
Today we stop at Thangnang for acclimatization. Acclimatization is mandatory for our bodies to adjust to the thinning air of higher altitude. We spend the day exploring Thangnang. In the morning, we will hike above to camps to observe the stunning views of Mera La. We descend back and rest for tomorrow’s strenuous trek.
After breakfast, we ascend to ablation valley beside the Dig Glacier to Khare (5,000m); this is also called base camp area for Mera Peak. We walk along the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail ascends through the moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then elevates more steeply to our camping spot at Khare. Overnight at Khare;
Today we walk follow a steep trail through a boulder-strewn course to reach the Mera Peak Base Camp. We continue through the Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp. Tracing our path along a rocky trail, which can be difficult in case it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here, we make our way to the top of the rock band marked by a large cairn. Next, we set up a high camp whilst enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse. Overnight at Mera High Camp;
This is the most important day of the expedition. We wake up around 2 in the morning for breakfast and continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge flaunting glorious sunrise over pristine ranges. The route is non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the thinning air. The slope steepens at a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we use a fixed rope if required. From here, the summit is only a few meters away. The summit opens up to the spectacular panorama of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7,129m) and others. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare. Overnight in Khare;
This is the last day of trek. We trek back to Lukla crossing the Zatrwa-La pass at 4,600m and reach Lukla Valley which is surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and other Himalayan peaks. From Zatrwa La pass, we walk all the way down to Chutang and to the Lukla village. Overnight in Lukla;
After about 35 minutes of flight time, we land in Kathmandu and we’ll drive back to the hotel. Rest of the day is for relaxing or sightseeing around Kathmandu city (the flights from Lukla to Kathmandu depend on the weather conditions so we suggest you to prepare accordingly).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.