Mera Peak Climbing

Nepal Pyramids Trekking & Climbing
Mera Peak Climbing
At a Glance
  • Duration21 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous ++
  • Places to Visit Sagarmatha Zone - Nepal
  • Max Altitude 6,476m/21,247ft.
  • Group Size 02 - 15
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Activity Trekking/Peak Climbing
  • Best Season Spring / Autumn

Mera Peak Climbing Trip Overview:

This 21-day Mera Peak Climbing is indeed an ideal pick to prove yourself, your determination, and your life purpose. The thrill of Peak climbing in Nepal doesn’t have anything in common with regular trekking. It is indeed something out of the ordinary, something more special.

Unlike Island Peak Climbing, Mera Peak Climbing offers a beautiful blend of both trekking and climbing which is interestingly startling. Among all the popular trekking peaks in Nepal, Mera Peak (6,476 m/21,247 feet) happens to be one of the highest with the most dramatic setting.

This 21-day Mera Peak Climbing itinerary takes you to the most stunning valleys, unlike Everest Base Camp which is still very untouched. Besides stunning views, the summit of Mera delivers a gorgeous view of the 5 world’s Highest mountains (Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu) and its neighboring mountains.

NOTE: To make it hassle-free and less expensive we provide all the climbing gears that include twin sharing member tent, ropes, boots, Alpine Climbing Harness, Rappel device, crampons, ice-axes, etc.

Mera Peak Climbing Highlights:

Mera Peak climbing offers some of the most breathtaking and unforgettable highlights for trekkers and climbers. 

  • Offers spectacular views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga, among other Himalayan peaks.
  • Journey through diverse and scenic landscapes, from lush forests to high-altitude snowfields.
  • Experience authentic Sherpa culture and hospitality.
  • An opportunity to challenge your trekking and mountaineering abilities.
  • Provides an uncrowded and serene experience.
  • Allows for proper acclimatization to reduce altitude sickness.
  • Serves as a stepping stone for higher Himalayan climbs.
  • Experience remote wilderness, pristine from the modern world.
  • Tests your physical and mental limits, leading to personal growth.
  • Stunning Himalayan sunrise and sunsets from high camps.

The Cost of Mera Peak PERMITS:

To climb Mera Peak legally and safely, securing the necessary permits is critical. Permit costs vary based on seasonality and the chosen trekking agency. With changing regulations, it's best to verify current permit expenses and policies through the Nepal Mountaineering Association or reputable guides before your trek.

1. Mera Peak Climbing Permit:

As of now, the Climbing Permit cost for Mera Peak is:

  • Spring Season (March to May)

USD 250 Per Person

  • Autumn Season (September to November):

USD 125 Per Person

  • Summer (June to August) and Winter (December to February):

USD 70 per person, regardless of group size

2. Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit:

The Makalu Barun National Park is a protected area renowned for its abundant biodiversity and wilderness. Trekkers and climbers exploring this remote region are required to obtain a national park entry permit. Within the park's rich forests and alpine meadows reside a myriad of floral and faunal species like endangered Red Pandas, Musk Deer, Himalayan black bears, snow leopards, and over 3,000 plant varieties. The elusive yeti is also rumored to roam this isolated landscape, By obtaining the necessary permits, we can aid preservation of the Makalu Barun's delicate ecosystems.

The cost of Makalu Barun National Park Permit is USD 25 (or equivalent to NPR 3,000) for all foreign nationals. For SAARC country nationals its NPR 1,500.

These permit costs are subject to change, and other charges related to trekking guides, equipment, transportation, and other logistics might also apply.

Mera Peak Expedition Trip Summary:

Mera Peak Climbing trip begins with an arrival to the vibrant city of Kathmandu. Soon the adventure begins with a thrilling flight to the airport of Lukla. From Lukla, we skip the commercial trekking route and take the less-trodden trail towards the South. the trail progresses through lush forests and picturesque landscapes towards Panggom.

The trek continues taking you deeper into the beauty of remote villages and the serenity. Gradually our journey takes us into the most sensational setting of the stunning Hinku Valley. Soon the journey from Kothe becomes more challenging with the change in the terrain. The altitude increases, however, the view of majestic peaks ahead will keep you motivated.

Unlike the regular Mera Peak Trekking Trail, we have designed our itinerary that would provide excitement and breathtaking views. Besides, the itinerary cruises through the hidden sacred valleys of Panch Pokhari (5 Holy Lakes). In August during a full moon (Janai Purnima) a sacred festival is organized where hundreds of pilgrimages show up to worship the lakes. Walking past these religious lakes is very spiritual and the view is overwhelming. Moreover, it takes you to the very cultural settlements.

as you ascend further the dramatic landscape setting makes the journey more fascinating. Acclimatization is very crucial to the success of climbing peaks so we take a day's rest in places. The trek continues further to Base Camp where the accommodation changes to camping and camping food. The Climbing Clinical Course is conducted by your Climbing Guide along with your Group Leader. The terrain became steeper and more challenging as you ascended to Mera La, a high-altitude pass. The beauty of the landscape is both exhilarating and humbling.

Soon you will summit Mera Peak (6,476 m/21,247 feet) and descend back to Khare. The achievement of reaching the peak is sure to fill you with a profound sense of accomplishment. Eventually, you will arrive back in Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu the next day. It's indeed fun to reflect back on your incredible journey, sharing stories and memories of your Mera Peak Expedition.

Climbing Mera Peak is not just an adventure; it is a life-changing experience. The beauty of the Himalayas, the warmth of the Sherpa culture, and the sense of accomplishment at reaching the summit crafts memories that will stay with you forever.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m/4,593 feet) Transfer to the Hotel
  • Day 02:Trek Briefing - Drive to Manthali (Ramechhap) (474 m / 1,555 feet) and Overnight Stay - 4 hours Drive
  • Day 03:Mountain flight to Lukla (2,840 m/9,317 feet) and trek to Paiya (2,780 m/9,120 feet)
  • Day 04:Trek to Panggom (2,840 m/9,317 feet)
  • Day 05:Trek to Nashing Dingma (2,600 m/ 8,502 feet)
  • Day 06:Trek to Chalem Kharka (3,550 m / 11,645 feet)
  • Day 07:Trek to Khola Kharka (4,280 m/ 14,041 feet)
  • Day 08:Trek to Kothe (3,500m / 11,482 feet)
  • Day 9 - 10:Trek to Thangnak. (4,356 m/14,292 feet) and Acclimatization Day
  • Day 11 - 12:Trek to Khare camp. (5,045 m / 16,552 feet) and Acclimatization Day - Climbing Course
  • Day 13:Trek to Mera La (5,415 m / 17,765 feet)
  • Day 14:Trek to High Camp (5,800 m / 19,029 feet)
  • Day 15:Summit Day: Mid night wake up and set off for Summit (6,476 m / 21,247 feet) and trek to Khare
  • Day 16:Contingency Day in case of any weather circumstances.
  • Day 17:Trek to Kothe (3,500 m / 11,482 feet)
  • Day 18:Trek to Chhetrabu/Thuli Kharkha (4,320 m / 14,174 feet)
  • Day 19:Trek to Lukla (2,840 m / 9,317 feet) via Zatrwa La (pass) (4,610 m / 15,124 feet)
  • Day 20:Mountain Flight to Kathmandu OR MANTHALI AIRPORT
  • Day 21:Departure Day - Transfer to International Airport

Mera Peak Climbing Detailed Itinerary

Once you arrive at the arrival section in Kathmandu International Airport your group leader or the company's representative will be there to greet you and transfer you to the hotel. Despite, being the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is certainly the busiest city with hectic traffic and lively activities. However, it undoubtedly has a strong appeal with local splendor and ample to see around, where you can simply relax and take pleasure in the fun of driving through the unfamiliar roads.

Highlights:

  • Pick up from the international airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel by your Group Leader.
  • Short preliminary briefing.
  • Arriving early gives you an opportunity to explore Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airport Pickup

Driving to Manthali in Ramechhap district, Nepal can be an adventurous journey that offers a glimpse of rural life and the scenic beauty of the Nepalese countryside. The road from Kathmandu to Manthali in Ramechhap is a mix of paved and unpaved sections. While some parts are well-maintained, others can be bumpy and rough, especially during the monsoon season. The condition of the roads can vary, and landslides are not uncommon in hilly areas. The drive takes you through picturesque landscapes, with terraced fields, lush forests, and traditional villages dotting the route. It's an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of Nepal.

Highlights:

  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Meet up at a time provided by your Team Leader.
  • Getting together for trek briefing.
  • Distribution of company's trek equipment.
  • Thrilling Drive to Ramechaap – 4 hours
  • Fabulous Lunch in one of the Highway Restaurants.
  • Overnight stay at Ramechaap – BASIC HOTEL FACILITY
  • Altitude: 540 m / 1,772 feet
  • Accommodation: Basic Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 132Km
  • Transport: Private Vehicle

Early in the morning, we head towards the airport for a 35-minute thrilling mountain flight to the airstrip at Lukla which was built by Sir Edmund Hillary and his friend, when he started his social work of building schools and hospitals for the local Sherpa people. At Lukla, the first glimpse of all the huge mountains is quite impressive which surround the very village but be patient, it is just starting, there are lots more to come on your way. Our Expedition route to Mera to the south is a welcome escape from the crowded trail to traditional Everest Base Camp.

We start descending towards the beautiful settlement of Surke through the beautiful woodland trail immediately after Lukla. After having lunch at Surke you will pass through many traditional villages to reach the vicinity of Paiya for our first night camp.

Today, we will see "Mani Wall" which is a compilation of many stone tablets, each with the Buddhist chanting inscriptions, "Om Mani Padme Hum" which means, "Hail to the jewel on the lotus". Please respect the local tradition as the local people walk left to these Mani Walls.

  • Altitude: 2,780 m/9,120 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Teahouse
  • Walking Hour: 5/6 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a short walk from Paiya, our trail breaks away, leaving the main route to Kharikhola we head east into the mountains, following the old trading route linking the Everest region to the Arun valley. We rise to a spur pass, Kari La (3,145m). The view north and west is fantastic all the way to Cho Oyu. Our expedition Kitchen staff prepared a fresh hygienic lunch on the way to Kharikhola Valley.

A narrow trail high above the Khari Khola valley climbs steadily through terraced fields and gorgeous forests with many high waterfalls, to the handsome village of Pangkongma (2,846m), where we camp and enjoy the impressive views of Numbur (6959m), Khatang Ri (6853m), Koryolung (6681m), Kwangde (6187m) and Teng Kang Poche (6500m)

  • Altitude: 2,840 m/9,317 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Teahouse
  • Walking Hour: 4 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 5km

In the cool of the morning, we head up towards the Pangkongma La pass (3140m) behind the village, marked by some very ancient-looking Chortens. Once we enter the Hinku Valley, immediately there will be a feeling of unspoiled remoteness. Across the valley are thick forests habited only by a few Kharka pasture settlements.

We can see the Snow Peaks high up on the ridge but it is not until we round the corner that Mera comes into view guarding the head of the valley. From this angle, it looks very impressive, and anything but easy! We descend through some scattered settlements and have lunch at one of the lower ones.

The Hinku River, seen crashing through inaccessible gorges down from the north, is tucked away here, far below, reappearing as it winds its way south into the incredible hazy distance. We can see our night stop opposite, seeming so close, and can follow our route of the next few days running along the ridge above. The afternoon takes us down an excellent steep path to cross the river.

The most dramatic waterfall so far plunges down the opposite bank. The climb up is less steep and takes us into some deep forests before emerging to camp in the pastures of Nashing Dingma, a settlement of bamboo huts.

  • Altitude: 2,600 m/ 8,502 ft
  • Accommodation: Local Teahouse
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 8km

The forests continue as we ascend, now mainly rhododendrons. From the Surkie La (3,085m) we head north along the ridge, and the whole of eastern Nepal opens out in front of us, over the wildly remote Honku valley, with the solitary bulk of the Kangchenjunga massive marking the Sikkim border. As we head up this ridge today and tomorrow, we will pass from side to side with immense dramatic views either way.

This first section which is also called ‘Raspberry Danda’ with all these delicious wild berries are ripe to perfection in October. We have lunch and later camp (3,450m) in the grassy pastures, called Chalen Kharkas.

  • Altitude: 3,550 m / 11,645 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Teahouse
  • Walking Hour: 5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 4km

From here up the ridge is cragged with lichen rocks and heathers, and we wind our way up over several rises. The ridge narrows as dramatic gullies drop away steeply on either side. Over a final crest (4,330m) we reach the unexpected suspended ledge of the lakes of Panch Pokhari - five lakes, the sacred number.

This is a place of pilgrimage for both Buddhists, who line the edges of the lakes with Chortens, and Hindus, who leave a forest of tridents, the symbol of Shiva the mountain-born god of destruction, and re-birth. This is a very potent, evocative site. A short descent beyond the sacred place brings us into the Khula Kharka (4,120m), our night camp.

  • Altitude: 4,280 m/ 14,041 ft
  • Accommodation: Local Teahouse
  • Walking Hour: 4 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 4km

An excellent trekking day, a walk through the dwarf juniper; rhododendron, and lovely mixed firs will add beauty to your trip. Enjoy the great view of Mera and Hinku Valley before we descend steeply to the phenomenal cascading junction of two mountain torrents, crashing down through tall pine forests all around our lunch site. These totally unspoiled forests become even more majestic, as we soon rejoin the main river, crossing it to continue up the west bank and reach Khote (3,480m) where we will camp.

The flood of 1998 particularly devastated this site when the Sabai Tcho glacial lake broke its moraine dam. The tea huts have now been rebuilt but the previously grassy campsite is now a beach! The final crest of the Mera ridge including the summit is clearly visible up at the end of the valley ahead.

  • Altitude: 3,500m / 11,482 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Teahouse
  • Walking Hour: 7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 9km

The forest gives way to an open valley again by mid-morning, revealing the peaks that line either side. A small Buddhist Gompa in the rock wall above the path contains some unexpectedly fine Buddha statues. The valley swings eastward into a new array of peaks and the route up toward the Mera glacier comes into view. We have reached the surprisingly well-established summer settlement of Tangnang (4,140m) where our expedition Sherpas set up camp.

Towering over our heads the sheer flank of the Mera ridge dramatically dominates the skyline. Be patience! Our climbing route on Mera approaches from the north side, not up the sheer rock walls of the impressive southern side.

ACCLIMATIZATION DAY:

This acclimatization day is very important and useful for boosting your adaptation to the altitude by gaining as much height as you can during the day but returning to Tangnang for the night. Opposite the Mera ridge, the Tangnak Valley leads up to a long range of peaks connecting Kusum Kanguru north to Kang Teiga.

Depending on how you are feeling you may take an opportunity for a morning acclimatization climb to the glacier level (about 5,000m), mostly a rocky scramble, with great views of Mera behind, or head up the slopes to the north to look at what is left of the glacial lake, Sabai Tsho. You can still see a distinct line, far above, marking where the water had once reached.

  • Altitude: 4,356 m/14,292 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Teahouse
  • Walking Hour: 5/6 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 8.5km

This morning’s walk up alongside the Dig glacier is easy and relaxed. This is an excellent valley opening out views to the north of the Hinku Nup glacier and the line of peaks beyond. Behind us is the dramatic spire of the less than romantically named ‘Peak 35’, which has yet to be climbed. Only the last section up to our base camp at Khare (4,940m) is steep and reminds us that we are gaining altitude. It's a short climb and we are there in good time for lunch.

This will be our base for the next 3 nights, thoroughly developing our acclimatization, with successively higher day ascents, descending to sleep low, and consolidating our energies for the final ascent to come. We start this process this afternoon, with a gradual ascent of an excellent grassy ridge immediately behind the camp (to 5,260m) which also gives us great all-round views.

Further, it also gives us the view of the flattened ridge across the glacier which we will ascend tomorrow, and south to Mera itself, including the pass, the high camp rock outcrop, and the 3 summits arrayed along the ridge.

ACCLIMATIZATION DAY + CLIMBING CLINICAL COURSE

Today we gain more valuable acclimatization and pick up some stunning views as well. Following the lateral moraine of the Hinku Nup glacier into an arena of peaks and glacial lakes, we turn to ascend a grassy ridge that rises back to the south. At the top, we are surrounded by a stunning panorama of peaks including the real summit of Mera itself and the whole of Hinku Himal to the north right around the south face of Ama Dablam. In the afternoon your Climbing Sherpas will instruct you on the practice of roping up in a glacier walk.

  • Altitude: 5,045 m / 16,552 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Teahouse
  • Walking Hour: 4 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 5km

One of the most beautiful yet challenging days for Mera La. As you climb up the stunning views will definitely make your day. As you get to your destination incredible reward will be served which is simply amazing.

  • Altitude: 5,415 m / 17,765 feet
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Walking Hour: 4 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 3.5km

We return to the glacier, and this time follow it round in a wide arc, keeping close under the northern flank where there are no crevasses. The last section is almost level and Mera La (5,410m) itself is a rounded snow col that bridges south to the main sweep of the Mera glacier coming down from the peak itself. The Honku Valley, which is open out in front of us dominated by the massive southwest face of Chamlang. Impressive Mt. Makalu fills the gap to the north.

After the last three days of acclimatization, we are ready to continue to establish our high camp and prepare for the summit bid. The slopes are easily angled, and the snow is usually in a compressed condition, but as the altitude increases it can still be breathless work. There is plenty of time to take in the continually unfolding view.

The site we are making for is on a rock outcrop (5,800m) that separates the Mera from the Naulekh glacier sweeping down from the peaks along the continuous ridge to the south. This has got to be one of the most amazing camp viewpoints in all the Himalayas. Kanchenjunga just above the ridge of Chamlang dominates the eastern side.

Mt. Baruntse appears to the left of Mt. Makalu. We can see the whole of the great sweeping ridgeline from Nuptse up to the forbidding mass of Lhotse’s south face running through to Lhotse Shar. And over the ridge stands the summit of Everest, the final stages of the traditional route up the southeast ridge and over the south summit to the summit ridge, visible only from this angle (or from the summit of Ama Dablam!).

Just to the right of Kang Teiga, which dominates the western foreground, we can see all the way up the Ngozumpa glacier widening from Gokyo Ri to Cho Oyu, bringing our tally of 8,000-meter peaks to an unbelievable five. We are likely to get an amazing sunset as a reward for the historical Mera Expedition.

  • Altitude: 5,800 m / 19,029 fee
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Walking Hour: 3 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 3km

This is the most important and toughest day in any mountaineering trip as you will be awakened before dawn with the high esteem to summit the peak. After the steaming hot tea and a quick break, we continue all roped up through the main glacier then crossing back to the south side we approach the snow humpback ridge.

The first shafts of the sun hit the big peaks behind us and are soon on our own slopes, an amazing horizontal red glow. The route is still non-technical; 30º slopes, one foot in front of the other, count the steps, and take a breather. The slope becomes steep for a section behind the ridge and then we swing diagonally westward.

The summit comes back into view and we are on the level summit ridge. At the foot of the final steepness, we can attach to our fixed rope on the route that safeguards this 30-meter 55º pitch. You can jumar or not. The snow conditions are normally excellent at this early hour and pulling out on top, such an amazing moment, is just a few whacks of the ice axe away. Some speechless backslapping and then you start to take in the panorama.

The best viewpoints of the Himalayas are the chance combination of accessible height and location. Mera has this to such perfection. It stands at the center of the highest section of the entire range, a little bit back so the minor peaks do not obscure the major ones - 360° of the greatest peaks on Earth!

The exhilaration of reaching the summit; this incredible location; is really impossible to describe in words to anyone before they have done it. Take your time to let it all in, the achievement, the experience of being on the top of majestic Mera. After that, we head right down to Khare for the camp tonight.

  • Altitude: 6,476 m / 21,247 feet
  • Accommodation: Local Teahouse
  • Walking Hour: 9/10 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Distance: 12km

This is an extra day to compensate for your summit mission in case of cancellation due to bad weather.

    We retrace our trail back to Kote and camp by the river after this lifelong journey to Mera Peak and enjoy the celebration party.

    • Altitude: 3,500 m / 11,482 feet
    • Accommodation: Local Teahouse
    • Walking Hour: 7/8 Hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Distance: 14km

    We follow another new route back to Lukla that stays high on the open hillsides west of the Hinku River, rather than winding through the previous one. This makes for a quicker return with some fantastic views back of Mera herself from a completely different angle. Ascend through the rhododendron forest to emerge onto the open ridge with the short descend to camp at Chetera (4,150m), a small pasture by an enormous free-standing rock.

    • Altitude: 4,320 m / 14,174 feet
    • Accommodation: Local Teahouse
    • Walking Hour: 7 Hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Distance: 6km

    The trail goes over a series of rises and high plateaus till the windy craggy Zatrawa La (4,580m), the gateway to the Dudh Kosi valley and the trail to Lukla, from where we look back on the Hinku wilderness for the last time and the south face of the peak we have just climbed. A gradual descent traverses toward the rocky outcrop of the Zatrla (4480m).

    The initial descent from the Zatrwa can be tricky but don’t worry our experienced Sherpas are always with you. Switching over to the north behind this we descend now steeply from the Kalo Himal, the ‘black mountains’, into the rocky slopes and cascading streams of the Sherpa-populated Dudh Kosi valley.

    The high crags give way to the forest, where we have lunch in a clearing, then to farmland as we approach the tourist bustle of Lukla (2,850m), our night stop, still high above the river. In the evening there will be a farewell dinner with the crew, which will be normally followed by a wild party to toast a very memorable lifetime experience.

    • Altitude: 4,610 m / 15,124 feet
    • Accommodation: Local Teahouse
    • Walking Hour: 7/8 Hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Distance: 8km

    From Lukla airport, the final destination can be either Kathmandu or Manthali Airport, depending on the peak or off-season. Nonetheless, we will have a Sensational flight back. 

    Flying out of Lukla Airport is a divine experience that captures the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas. As your small aircraft takes to the sky, you're immediately surrounded by a panoramic masterpiece of nature. Towering peaks, including the legendary Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam, seem to reach out and touch the heavens. 

    The rugged landscapes, deep gorges, and remote villages pass beneath you like a living tapestry of Nepal's highlands. The thrill of the takeoff is matched only by the breathtaking scenery that unfolds before your eyes, leaving a permanent imprint of the Himalayan splendor on your soul. 

    Flying out of Lukla is not just a departure; it's a final gift, a reminder of the unparalleled beauty that this region has to offer.

    However, in the peak season time, all Lukla Flights are Diverted to Manthali Airport at Ramechhap District which is 132 km away from Kathmandu. If we fly to Manthali Airport transportation in a PRIVATE VEHICLE will be provided to transfer you to Kathmandu Hotel. 

    This Drive from Manthali to Kathmandu will take 4/5 Hours approximately. 

    Highlights:

    • Morning flight to Kathmandu or Manthali.
    • Scenic Drive to Kathmandu, if flights are diverted to Manthali Airport.
    • Explore the Capital City of Kathmandu as per your requirements.
    • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Transport: Mountain Flight to kathmandu

    Depending on your flight schedule airport transportation will be provided. Your leader will be there to assist you.

    • Transport: FLY HOME

    Mera Peak Climbing Detail Itinerary:

    Please keep in mind that the provided Mera Peak Climbing Detail itinerary serves as a general guideline only. While we make every effort to follow this plan, trekking in the Himalayas can be influenced by varied factors like weather, trail conditions, and the health and acclimatization of the group. Our experienced guides prioritize your safety and will make necessary adjustments as needed. This might involve changes in the daily schedule or rest days for better acclimatization. Your trekking experience is our top priority, and we're committed to providing you with the best adventure while ensuring your well-being. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

    Flight Delay/Cancellation in Kathmandu and Lukla:

    The unpredictability of Flights flying to and from Lukla Airport, the gateway to Mount Everest, and the world’s most electrifying airport is pretty evident from its history of delays and cancellations. Diverse factors lead to the situation of cancellation including the weather, technical issues, poor visibility, etc. In such conditions, Nepal Pyramids will charter a helicopter to make certain that you don’t miss your trip or your international flight. But again under these circumstances, the possibility of flying a helicopter depends on the Nepal Civil Aviation flying rules.

    Travelers are to pay the cost of the chartered helicopter which is payable through cash, traveler’s cheques, or credit cards (Visa and Master Cards only). Travelers will be provided with a receipt upon payment so that they may claim the amount from their travel insurance. The cost per person depends on the number of people taking this facility.

    Why do we have a Contingency Day???

    We have a contingency day on Day 16 so that it would cushion your summit day just in case you missed it over bad weather or any other circumstances. However, if everything goes as planned you can always utilize your contingency day somewhere on your trip on the way back or you can have a leisure day in Kathmandu, the living heritage city, which certainly gives anyone more of a chance to explore Kathmandu, the capital, ‘The Shining Pearl of Asia’ with its beautiful temples, monuments, and time-honored legends and history. The city undeniably has so much to offer anyone with a thrilling tour experience. Nepal Pyramids will always be there to assist you with your city exploration.

    What's Included
    • PERMITS: National park entry permits, Trekking Permits, and TIMS permits.
    • CLIMBING PERMITS: Mera Peak Expedition Permit that is issued by NMA.
    • PICKUP AND DROPS: Airport pickup and drop facility on both Domestic and International flights are included.
    • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU: Three-star twin bed-sharing hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a Bed / Breakfast basis.
    • WELCOME DINNER: Welcome dinner in a typical traditional Nepali restaurant.
    • SIGHTSEEING: Half-day guided city sightseeing to two most sacred World Heritage Sites with a paid entrance fee.
    • TAXES: All Government and Local tax.
    • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Domestic flights from Kathmandu / Lukla and Lukla / Kathmandu.
    • EQUIPMENT: Fundamental trekking gear like a sleeping bag with fleece liners, Primaloft jacket, Rain Poncho, Yak-Track, Trekking Poles, etc.
    • CLIMBING EQUIPMENT: All climbing equipment including climbing boots.
    • LODGING: Local Tea-house accommodation on a twin-sharing basis – A single supplement is provided on request OVER MINIMAL COST, however, depends solely on the availability.
    • DRINKING WATER: Properly boiled hot water for drinking is provided every evening and morning – so it’s wise to have bottles equivalent to 3 liters or bottles along with a Rehydration Bag (camel bag).
    • GLORIOUS FOOD: Meals (Lunch, dinner, breakfast with hot beverages) during the trek.
    • CAMPING: Two-member tents facility and kitchen crew at Island Peak base camp with hot meals.
    • TREK LEADER: An accomplished Trekking Group Leader (Legitimate Guiding License Holder) and assistant guide.
    • CLIMBING GUIDE: Highly qualified CLIMBING SHERPA and his climbing Allowance
    • STAFF INSURANCE & ALLOWANCES: All Ground Staff and their Allowances + their insurance.
    • SAFETY CONCERNS: Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive comprehensive medical kit on all trips + Satellite phone.
    • COMPLIMENTARY TAKE AWAY: Take away the Nepal Pyramids duffel bag, T-shirt, Buff (multi-functional head-wear), and trekking Map.
    What's Excluded
    • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
    • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
    • PERSONAL EXPENSES: All personal expenses that may include Nepalese SIM card, internet, battery charging, hot shower, laundry, fizzy drinks, Alcohol, etc.
    • EMERGENCY: A medical examination of any kind, High Altitude Evacuation over any circumstances, Air Evacuation and Rescues.
    • DONATIONS: Donations of any kind.
    • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter, however, it’s a trekking culture.
    • EXTRA NIGHTS: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or Late departure.
    • SANCTIONS: Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
    • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
    • EXTRA PORTER: Over request Extra Porter or Assistant is provided that may include the cost of $25 per day.
    • OPTIONAL TOURS: Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.

    Equipments

    Packing List for Mera Peak Climbing:

    Packing for the Mera Peak Climbing is essential to ensure your safety, comfort, and overall enjoyment during the journey. Keep in mind that the packing list may vary depending on the season and personal preferences, but here is a comprehensive list of items to consider:

    WHAT WE (NEPAL PYRAMIDS) PROVIDE TO MAKE YOUR TRIP HASSLE-FREE:

    • Take Away Synthetic Duffel Bag (Water Proof) 
    • Down Sleeping Bag (-21 c)
    • Silk Liner
    • PrimaLoft fill Windproof Jackets
    • Rain Poncho
    • Yaktrax (Lightweight ice-traction device) - Where necessary. 
    • Trekking Poles 
    • 2 Toilet Rolls each
    • Complementary Tshirt,
    • Complementary Neck Gaiter (Buff), 
    • Complementary Baseball Hat and Map
    • Oxygen (in case of Emergency)
    • Comprehensive Medical Kit with medication and First Aid Supplies

    List of Climbing Equipment we provide:

    • Climbing Harness
    • Climbing Helmet
    • Climbing Boots
    • Carabiners 
    • Belay Device
    • Quickdraws
    • Slings and Runners
    • Climbing Ropes - Dynamic ropes 
    • Helmets
    • Ascenders and Descenders
    • Anchors and Snow Bars
    • Prusik Cord
    • Two Member Tent 
    • Air Mattress
    • Kitchen Crew with Hot Meal
    • Professional Climbing Sherpas and Assitant Guide (Depending on the Group Size)
    clothing

    Clothing and Footwear

    What you Need to Bring:

    Clothing:

    • Moisture-wicking base layers (long-sleeved tops and bottoms)
    • Insulating layers (fleece jacket, down jacket)
    • Waterproof and windproof outer shell jacket
    • Waterproof and breathable pants
    • Trekking pants
    • T-shirts and lightweight shirts
    • Warm hat and sun hat

    Head and Neck:

    • Balaclava or scarf for cold weather
    • Buff or neck gaiter for sun, wind, or cold
    • Fleece beanie or warm woolen Hat
    • Sun Hat or Baseball Cap.
    • Bandana

    Hands and Lower Body

    • Lightweight gloves and warm gloves
    • Thermal underwear
    • Underwear and sports bras
    • Hiking socks and liner socks
    • Gaiters (optional for snow or rain)

    Footwear: 

    • Sturdy and comfortable trekking boots
    • Camp shoes (e.g., sandals or sneakers)
    gear

    Gear and Accessories

    Accessories: 

    • Backpack (30-40 liters for the day, larger for porters)
    • Rain Cover for Your Backpack
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Reusable Water Bottles (2+ Liters) like Nalgene 
    • Rehydration Bladder (Camel Bag or Platypus) 
    • Water purification tablets or a water filter
    • Headlamp with extra batteries
    • Personal FIRST AID KIT
    • Duct Tape
    • Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, etc.)
    • Quick-dry towel
    • Insect repellent
    • Sunscreen 50 + SPF
    • lip balm
    gadgets

    Gadgets and Supplements

    Gadgets:

    • Compass
    • Emergency Whistle
    • Map (physical or digital)
    • Altimeter Watch or Device.
    • GPS device or smartphone with GPS capabilities
    • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
    • Fully charged mobile phone (with offline maps and emergency numbers saved)
    • Tripods
    • Portable charger or power bank
    • Appropriate Sleeping bag (if you are bringing your own)

    Supplements:

    • Water filters or purification tablets
    • Protein Bars or Trail Mix.
    • Multivitamins
    • Altitude sickness medication like Acetazolamide (if you are going high)
    • Vitamin C and Zinc Soluble Supplement Tablets.
    • Electrolyte supplements for hydration
    • Basic medical supplies (bandages, antiseptic, pain relievers)
    • Prescription medications
    • Fire starter (lighter, matches, fire starter kit)
    • Biodegradable soap
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Biodegradable wipes
    optionals

    Optional Items

    Other Essentials. 

    • Personal identification
    • Photo Copies of Passport
    • Passport-sized photos
    • Copies of your Insurance
    • Airline Tickets
    • Cash (in Nepalese Rupees and US Dollars)
    • Travel wallet or pouch
    • Electronics (camera, power bank, charging cables)
    • Journal and pen

    Optional Items: 

    • Binoculars
    • Books or playing cards
    • Earplugs (useful in teahouse accommodations)
    • Ear Pods
    • Energy snacks and Rehydration drinks
    • Hiker Pocket Knife 
    • Whistle and multi-tool
    • Trash Bag
    • Sewing kit
    • Travel Pillow
    • Dry Bag.

    It's advisable to pack light and prioritize essential items.  The Everest Base Camp Trekking can be physically demanding and challenging due to high altitudes, so ensure that you are physically prepared and have the appropriate clothing and gear to stay safe and comfortable during the journey.

    Essential Trip Information

    Mera Peak Tea House Trekking:

    Until a few years ago all Mera Peak trekking was organized as Camping Trips. Over the years there has been a radical transformation in regards to facilitating the trekkers and climbers. This over time gave birth to tea house trekking. Since Tea House trekking started very recently in the region the facility is pretty BASIC.

    However, these basic tea houses have efficiently accommodated travelers with absolutely no criticism whatsoever. Though now Mera Peak is a Tea House Trekking we can’t get away from the fun of CAMPING. Once we leave Khare we have the privilege of camping at Mera-La and High-camp with twin-sharing tents, great food prepared by our local staff, and camping fun. Approximately 2 nights camping.

    At Mera base camp the cook is responsible for all the meals. They are highly trained and are masters at preparing selections of food under less-than-ideal conditions.

    Mera Peak Difficulty:

    Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal surpasses all the other trekking peaks when it comes to technicality, climbing experience, excitement, and significantly its serenity away from the commercial crowd. Nepal Pyramids provides an aptly designed itinerary to make the trip more exciting rather than physically draining.

    Though Mera Peak trekking is physically challenging we give our best to make it an outstanding expedition that is less exhausting. However, despite it being a physically demanding expedition, technical mountaineering skills are not required. Furthermore, Nepal Pyramids climbing Sherpa will deliver you the pre-climbing training before the attack camp or High camp.

    This training includes climbing techniques, safety measures, rescue, and the use of climbing equipment. This training grooms you well enough with significant things to do and know before ascending to Mera Peak. Furthermore, this will be an awesome part of learning for a lifetime.

    Best time to climb Mera Peak:

    We organize Mera Peak Climbing during both the seasons of Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September – Early December). These are the two best times to climb Mera Peak. However, Mera is not considered as technical as most trekking peaks in Nepal.

    However, sometimes the weather disorder leading to WHITEOUTS or HEAVY SNOWFALL may lead to very challenging situations. Climbers can very easily get lost in the myriad of dimensions where otherwise GPS comes in handy. Nonetheless, the Nepal Pyramids team is well-equipped with devices for emergency contact.

    Why Choose Nepal Pyramids?

    Nepal Pyramids is here to craft your Nepal dreams into reality. We assure you a trip extraordinarily out of the world with quality service and value for money. We propose comprehensive flexible packages with unbeatable price - without any hidden cost.

    • Team of Local Experts
      Team of Local Experts

      Our team of local experts is the driving force behind our success. With their passion, experience, and commitment, our team of local experts ensures that we all are not just participants but integral contributors to the growth and well-being of the community we serve.

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      Safety is our Prior Concern

      Safety is our foremost concern at our Travel company. We prioritize the well-being of our adventurers above all else. We provide top-notch equipment and conduct rigorous safety checks to ensure every trek is as secure as it is adventurous.

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