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.
High Altitude Sherpa can organize your all-inclusive 12 days Island peak climbing Trip. You will be required to get a Peak Climbing permit and Sagaramatha National Park, Makalu Barun Natuinal Park, khumbu pasang lhamu Rural municipality entrance fee before departing on trek. all mountaineering permits need to be arranged through a travel or trekking agency. it is not allowed to apply individually for peak climbing.
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.
Training and Climbing Approach
We spend couple of nights at base camp for proper acclimatization before we head to the higher camps. Upon arrival at base camp, we organize climbing training covering climbing techniques, glacier travel, rope fixing, ascending, descending, safety techniques, abseiling, belaying. We climb couple of times on our acclimatization hike to test your climbing skills before we head out on our attempt to climb Mera peak.
Climbing and Team Composition
The expedition leads by an English Speaking high altitude experience guide. All climbing Sherpa guide have inclusive knowledge of wilderness medical training and they are competent to deal with the normal medical issues. This arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. In a group size of 4-5 people, two assistant guides, it is depend number of client where and how difficult you climbing peak.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Previous rock and ice climbing, high altitude over 5000 m experiences will be an asset. Experience of walking on Glacier with crampon and using ascending, descending device in mountain. on the day of summit will be required to walk 6-7 hours ascending and descending. The climbers need to feel confident and comfortable ascending or descending on fixed ropes along the steep technical terrain. It is important for medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctors before taking the trip.
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.
1.Sun hat or scarf.
2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat.
3. sunglasses with UV protection.
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)
10: Light weight gloves.
11: Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.
12: Fleece liner gloves.
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.
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
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
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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.
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.
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 500mg – 10 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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