Mera peak

Trip Highlights

The Panoramic Of The 4 World’s Highest Peak: Mount. Everest, . Lhoste,. Makalu, Kanchhanjunga.

Technical Mountain: Mount Pumori, Mount Amadablem,Mount Cholaste and Lhoste Shar.

Trip Overview

Mera peak is the highest trekking peak stands at 6,461 meters and 21,190 feet.Mera peak is the straightforward climbing trek. This climbing is suitable for all the fit trekkers.It is also one of the exciting treks who is looking for the excitement climbing trip.We begin our trek through remote region of Hinku valley and panch Pokhari on our way to base camp.The journey is culturally stimulating through remote villages and forests. The Trek begins in Kathmandu where we fly to Lukla in the Khumbu Valley which is the entrance way to Everest region.   in perfect isolation on the remote side of Khumbu and Everest region, this whole Hinku valley enriched in flora and fauna with dense pristine forest of rhododendron, magnolia, and birch, pine tree.

 

Mera Peak Trek & Climb, on leaving the forest tree lines leads to arctic zone with ice, glaciers and moraine, starting the climb from High Camp at 5,780 meters, with proper rest and acclimatization in Mera Base Camp 5, 300 meters, the approach to the summit is straight forward climb with less technical challenge than other trekking peaks. Climbing guide will fix ropes and make the path where necessary for safe climb to the top summit, from the top of Mera Peak, offers an over whelming panorama of surrounding high mountains from Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Mt. Makalu all the way to Mt. Kanchenjunga in the far eastern horizon.walk leads through high passes, tranquil forest, summer pasture, and towards moraines and glacial lakes after an adventurous climb to Mera Peak, return journey on the same route back to Lukla, from where we start and short flight back to Kathmandu.it is adventurous journey of life time in the Himalaya.


BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL

 

Autumn Session: September – November  

The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.

Winter Session : December – February 

Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Spring Session: March – May 

 Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer Session: June – August 

Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.


Climbing /Team Composition.

We will provide you experienced English speaking, Mountaineering  climbing guide.

 There is also the provision of assistant guides, for a group size of 2-4 people; there will be one main guide and one assistant guide.

 In a group size of 4-6 people, there will be one main guide and two assistant guides.

– With a group of 9-12 people, we shall be offering you one main guide and four assistant guides.

 One experienced cook and necessary Sherpa staff during the trips.

 Assistants Sherpa who will assist in setting up camps during the climb.


 Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:-

 Previous rock climbing and high altitude trekking experiences will still be an asset.

– There will also be climbing training for members at the Mera base camp.

 The training will mostly be about using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons.

 On the day of the summit, you will be required to walk for 5-6 hours.

 It is important for participants with pre-existing medical conditions consult their doctors before taking the trip.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m) in airport:

High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the Mera peak each day program. O/N at hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing:

After having breakfast you explore in Kathmandu.World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 03: Kathmandu: trip preparation

We rest for most of the day and unpack. We visit your hotel in the afternoon. Our climbing leaders will check our set of climbing equipment to make sure that they are in good condition for our coming journey. We also get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 04: Kathmandu – Lukla (2745m): 45 minute flight.

Early in the morning flight to Lukla. This is an approximately 45 minute flight with incredible mountain views north to the Himalayan Range. You will stay overnight in Lukla, the gate way to the Everest region. In the afternoon you can explore Lukla. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 05: Lukla – Chuttanga (3050m): 3-4 hours walking.

Get a hearty breakfast and get ready for a heart starter! Today’s walk is quite short but it’s a 4 hours ascent through the forest to Chuttanga. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 06: Chuttange to Chattra (4100m): 6-7 hourse walking.

Feels like yesterday, except you get some downhill as well. You start the morning with a 4 hour ascent to pass of Chattra La at 4300m (La means Hill). From here you can enjoy the incredible mountain views before your 2 hour descent into Chattra. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 07: Chhatra  to  Kothe (3500m): 5-6 hours walking.

This morning you start off with something different – downhill. The trail descends for about 5 hours through mixed forest down to the river. From here you ascend again for about 1 hour, following the river all the way to Kothe. You will see good mountain views today as well and you get your first view of Mera Peak. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 08: Kothe  to Thagnak (4300m): 4-5 hours walking.

From Kothe the trail follows the river upward all the way to Thagnak, our stop for the night. Along the way you have amazing views of Mera Peak, Mera La Glacier as well as the surrounding mountains. Our stop tonight is a small Sherpa village and you can have fun learning more about Sherpa culture. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 09: Thagnak to Khare (5050m): 4-5 hours walking.

Today’s trail is all about going up. You ascend for about 2 hours to Di Kharka and then you have a steeper climb for about 2 hours to Khare. To take your mind off the ascent, you have amazing views of Mera Peak, Kusum Kangaru and many more. A good day to enjoy being in the alpine zone. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 10: Reat day in Khare for acclimatization to Adjust your body with height.

Today is another day to rest and let your body adjust to the altitude. Use the time to check you’re climbing gear or do days hike from Khare. Climbing leader will help us polish our basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the best ways to use our climbing gears like the ice axe, harness, ascender climbing boots and crampons. The training will also include learning the best technique to use the rope for climbing up and down. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 11: Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m): 6-7 hours.

We walk through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail to reach the Mera Peak Base Camp. From here, we continue further through the Mera La pass (5400m) to reach the Mera High Camp. Our path is along a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. Then set up a high camp while enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse. O/n is tented.

 

Day 12: High Camp – Mera Peak (6461m) – Khare (5540m): 11-12 hours.

You start your summit bid early in the morning, with the ascent taking about 5 or 6 hours. The last 100 metres are a steep climb to the summit and then, there you are, standing on top of Mera Peak! On top of Mera Peak you will have magnificent views to the surrounding mountains. After taking your photos and getting your breath back, you return back down all the way to Khare, to make sure your body recovers the climb. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 13: Khare trek to Kothe (3500m): 4-6 hours.

Today you retrace the trail to Kothe. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 14 : Kothe to Chattra (3800m): 6-7 hours.

Today you retrace the trail to Chattra. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 15: Chattra to Lukla (2840m): 5-6 hours.

Today you retrace the trail to Lukla. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 16: Lukla to Kathmandu (1300m): 45 flight

This morning you will board the Lukla flight again, this time bound for Kathmandu. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 17: Final Departure to your own destinations: Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal.

Equipment List

Head:

1.Sun hat or scarf.

2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat.

 3. sunglasses with UV protection.

Upper Body:

4.T-shirts.

5. Light and expedition weight thermal tops.

6. Fleece jacket or pullover.

7. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket .(optional)

8.Waterproof. (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

9: Down jacket. [you can rent in Kathmandu]-  necessary)

Hands:

10: Light weight gloves.

11: Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.

12: Fleece liner gloves.

Lower Body:

13: Underwear. ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)

14: Hiking shorts. ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)

15: Lightweight cotton long pants.

16: Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms.

17: Fleece or wool pants.

18: Gore-tex jacket.

19 Gore-tex jacket trouser.

Feet:

20: thin, lightweight inner socks. (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)

21: Thick, wa:rm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)

22: Hiking boots with spare laces

23: Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Accessories:

24: Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F [Can rent in Kathmandu]

25: Headlamp and batteries

26: Basic First Aid Kit

27: Daypack (approximately

28: Water bottles (2)

29: Small wash towel

30: Swise knife

31: Leap gurd 30spf

(b): Member Personal Equipment.

S.No:  Particular.  Qty

(1)  : Summit shoe La Sportiva Olympus monts Evo – 1

(2)  : Crampon – 1

(3)  : Summit Glove (Mitten) – 1

(4)  : Normal gloves – 2

(5)  : Summit Snow goggles – 1

(6)  : Glacier glasses – 1

(7)  : Ice axe – 1

(8) : Harness & tapsling – 1

(9) : Jumer – 1

(10) :  Carabiners (normal) – 3

(11) : Down filled Mattress – 1

(12) : Summit socks – 2

(13) : Normal socks – 6

(14) : Climbing bag (40 ltr) – 1

(15) : Helmet – 1

(16) : Down jacket – 1

(17) : Down trouser – 1

(18) : 8 finger / descender – 1

(19) : Headlamp (Icon or Spot) – 1

(20) : Gore-tex jacket – 1

(21) : Gore-tex trouser – 1

(22) : Fleece liner gloves – 3

(23) : Screw Gate Carabiner – 2

(24) : Balaclava (windstopper) – 1

(25) : Thermos bottle – 1

(26) : Base layer – 2

(27) : Swise Knife –1

FAQ

What is the best season for this trekking?

  • Peak climbing and trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoon rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December are the best time to do peak climbing and trek. From July to mid-September is raining season in Nepal.

 

Do we require peak climbing and mountaineering permit?

  • Yes you obtain the climbing permit, all mountaineering permits need to be arranged through a travel or trekking agency; it is not allowed to apply individually for peak climbing. You will need to fill in a bio-data form and pass this to your agency. You can do this online and add your signature and photograph to the form when you are in Kathmandu. The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is authorized to issue a trekking peak climbing permit for 33 peaks up to 6500 m and climbing permits for other peaks are obtained from Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

 

Do I need any prior climbing experience?

  •  Peak climbing involves trekking as well as climbing with all the expedition equipment. Previous rock climbing and high altitude trekking experiences will still be an asset.Though previous. High altitude sherpa guide will organize a basic climbing training in every base camp of mountain. Training will mostly be about using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampon and climbing equipment.

 

How long do we walk and climb each day?

  • This is best measured in time – about 5 to 7 hours for each full day (or 10-15 km) in hilly terrain. In the morning we walk from 8-11 am and in the afternoon from 1-3 or 4 pm. 1/2-day or full day for rest is planned for each trek over 8 days in length. We wake up early today at around 1 to 2 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. Summit day normally 4/5 hours climbing and It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the high lands might become a barrier for a successful summit.

 

Are there a minimum and a maximum number for your groups?

  • We cater to all group sizes, while maintaining the field staff ratio to give you the best quality and experience high altitude Sherpa guide.

 

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?

  • YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US100.

 

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours?

  • Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

 

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

  • Yes, our airport representative will be there to receive you at the airport. high altitude sherpa will be showing high altitude sherpa sign-board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?

  • We use standard rooms at three tourist stander hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission.

 

Are the food and water safe to eat and drink? 

  • Hygiene when trekking generally has improved extensively over the last ten years. local trekking guide knowledge to choose the lodges, which maintain a high standard of hygiene. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at best possible places to eat. Most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine to be totally sure. We discourage the purchase of bottled water for the obvious environmental reasons. Please bring a water bottle with you, which you can refill.

 

How much additional money do I need per day?

  • It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking. Please note, higher you go the things would be expensive especially at higher altitude; all the goods are supplied either by helicopter, horse, mules or porters therefore the things are expensive.

 

What mode of transportation do you use?

  • Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular transportation to even piggy back rides on mules and yaks.

 

Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

  • Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us.

 

Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

  • There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry mobile with local sim card and easily you can buy on arrival time in airport. Also we have kept a satellite phone which has poor connection for the network of phones. Our guide’s use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee.

 

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit?

  • Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash transaction is highly recommended. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains. Especially in the Everest trail, ATM would be available only in Namche Bazer and relying on it is not a better idea as you never know when things stops working. Also, if you try to exchange your foreign currency there you would be getting very less exchange rates.

 

Can I add extra days to my trip?

  • High altitude Sherpa can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food. If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible or if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure before departure tour.

 

Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

This is a difficult thing to scale. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However peak bonus normally $.200 $.300 for high altitude sherps guide.

Cost Included

 

  • Airports pick and drop by private Car
  • Accommodation Kathmandu with bed and break fast
  • Domestic Flight and All land transportation as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with guide by privet car
  • Sagaramatha national park entry fee.
  • Mera Peak Climbing Permit
  • khumbu pasang lhamu Rural municipality
  • All accommodation in Tea houses and tented camps as per the itinerary
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trip
  • Experienced high altitude guide and staff and porters services
  • Satellite Phone for emergency communication.
  • Oxygen Bottle Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator for emergency .
  • Gamow Bag 1 Rescue sled (Gamow bag) for emergency
  • Transportation, meals, accommodation, allowance, equipment and insurance for all the staff including guide
  • Trekking camping equipment
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali culture

Cost Not Include

 

  • International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
  • Lunch & dinner In during the stay in Kathmandu city (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.)
  • Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  •  Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required.
  • Personal Expenses Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, beer, coke,
  • Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears & Equipment.
  •  internet Service during the trek in not included.
  • Tips:  Tips for Guide, porters and staffs.
  • Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.

First Aid


First Aid Kit:

1. Povidone-iodine cream-1 tube.

Antiseptic cream.

2. Cotton- 1 rolls.

For dressing wounds.

3. Dressing gauze – 5 pcs.

For dressing.

4. Crepe bandage – 2.

Sprains and strains, also great as a sling for arm fractures.

5. Band- aid –10.

6. Dressing tape– 1.

Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.

7. Moleskin second skin-1 packet:

Great for treating chaffing and blisters.


Finger Pulse Oximeter:

1. Normal arterial oxygen is approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).

2. Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.

3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.

4. Values under 90 percent are considered low.

 

 


Medication:

8. Paracetamole 300mg- 20 tablets:

For mild headaches.

9. Ibuprofen 400mg- 10 taplets:

To relieve moderate to severe pain.

10. Throat lozenges– 20:

For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea  it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.

11. Decongestant –10 tablets:

For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.

12. Antihistamine- 10 tablets:

For allergies.

13. Antiemetic– 10 tablets:

To control the vomit and nausea.

14: Azithromycin 500mg10 tablet:

For bacterial diarrhea.

15. Omeprazole 200mg- 10 tablets:

For minor gastric upsets and acidity.

16. Tinidazole 200 mg- 3 tablets (500mg- 12 tablets):

For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.

17. Acetazolamide 250 mg – 20 tablets:

For helping with acclimatization and treating mild AMS.

18. Dexamethasone 400mg- 10 tablets:

To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.

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Quick Facts

  •   Destination: Nepal-Everest Rigion
  •  Activities: Culture Tour/Trekking/climbing
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu Capital of Nepal
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu Capital of Nepal
  •  Group size: 1+pax
  •  Best Seasons: Sep To Nov And Mar to April
  •   Meals: Breakfast In ktm & All Meals During The Trek
  •   Accomodation: Star Hotel In Kathmandu &Tea House during the trek
  •   Transportation: Flight

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