Product Code: MP61
Starts: Lukla
Finishes: Lukla
Duration: 17 Days
Travel Style: Comfortable
Difficulty: Severe
Featured Trip?: No
Group Size: 2 - 14
Travel Deal?: No
Ages: Min 16
Elevation: 6476m/ 21246.7ft
Trip Views: 2310
Ventues: Peak Climbing
Special Discount: 10 %
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Mera Peak

Mera Peak standing tall at 6476m is one of the most sought after mountaineering peaks in Nepal. Climbing Mera Peak bless us with breathtaking views of Himalayas and adventure of a life time. The summit view of the surrounding mountains is just unreal and only few brave hearts are bestowed with that kind of luck. The commencement of the expedition begins with Kathmandu followed by 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 is 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 a 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 Facts

  • Mera Peak has 3 distinct summits; North(6,476m), Central(6,461m), and South Mera Peak(6064m)
  • 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.

Trip Notes

  • 5% of the total cost of the package will be allocated for the benefits of local people in 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.

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 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 life time.

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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.

Optional Activities

Mountain Flight

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Taking a mountain flight is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in Nepal. You can experience the beauty of those gigantic Himalayas within a minute through a mountain fight. Nepal is famous for the presence of enormous number of mountain ranges and many visitors come to Nepal to conquer those vast mountains.

Mountain Biking near Kathmandu valley

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Kathmandu is famous for the presence of dense heritage sites reflecting the diverse nature of the ethnic groups of Nepal. In Kathmandu, there are many biking trails made to meet a biker’s fantasy. To explore the beautiful surrounding of Kathmandu valley, cycling tour is the best option. The trail takes you to observe the spectacular views of the Himalayas and local villages that surround Kathmandu valley.

Cable car

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Cable car is one of the modes of transportation in Nepal which is unique. There are only two cable car stations in Nepal. From the cable car you can take a glance at the amazing view of Annapurna range, Mt. Manaslu and many other snowcapped mountains. Throughout the cable tour you get to see all those beautiful hills, villages and Trishuli River.

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