Mera Peak Climbing- 17 Days

Although Mera Peak, 6476m, is the highest permitted trekking peak in Nepal it is technically an easy climb and therefore, an excellent first peak for those without climbing experience. The other main reason people opt to climb Mera Peak is the magnificent summit view of the over-8000-meter-mountains such as Mt. Everest, 8848m, Mt. Lhotse, 8516m, Mt. Cho Oyu, 8201m, Mt. Makalu, 8463m, and Mt. Kanchenjunga, 8586m.

The Mera Peak climbing trip starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The trek leads through  the incredibly remote and beautiful  Hinku Valley.  This unspoiled area of the Everest region boasts of beautiful green terraced fields, dense forest, rushing streams, swinging bridges, and yak pastures with a backdrop of the highest mountains in the world.  Sherpa guesthouses, high in the summer pastures, are a welcome place for weary trekkers.  

Mera Peak is technically straightforward, as the snow slopes rarely exceed 40 degrees; however, the final 50m from the top requires ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons.   Previous climbing experience would be an advantage, but it is not mandatory because our well-experienced guides will give you training on the climbing gear and necessary skills.

This is a straightforward climb for which accliatization is the vital ingredient; our   As you trek higher into this remote valley, following the river to the glaciers, your body is gradually becoming acclimatized for the climb.  Descending from Mera Peak, we retrace our steps to Lukla, feeling energized from our accomplishment and all the extra red blood cells in our system.

This 17-day package is the most direct route to Mera Peak. The Mera Peak Climbing itinerary begins with a flight to Lukla, 2820m, and we cross the Zatrwra La pass, 4610m the next day.  The trek is quite demanding as the quick altitude gain allows less time for acclimatization, however, it is a great option for a strong trekker or novice mountaineer with limited time.    This is a teahouse trek with camping only during the climb. About 35 % trekkers choose this package.

We offer two alternate routes to Mera Peak: Option B and Option C

Option B: This route avoids the steep climb to Zatrwa La pass by making a loop to the south through a beautiful untraveled part of the country and joins the ‘A-option’ trail at Kote, allowing time for gradual acclimatization. We fly to Lukla, 2820m, and trek south to Surke, 2290m, the same day. This 20-day package is a teahouse trek with camping only during the climb. Popularity: 45% trekkers choose this package  read more....

Option C: This is a full camping trek which starts out like B-option but continues southeast to Surke La to diverts to a beautiful trail through Panch Pokhari (Five Lakes) and gradually bends northward to join the main trail to Mera Peak. This 23-day camping trek through an almost uninhabited area is not only the best way to acclimatize; it is the ultimate way to enjoy the beauty of the Hinku Valley. Popularity: 20 % trekkers chose this package  read  more...

The best season for Mera Peak climbing is from March to May and from September to November. The duration of the Mera Peak trek can be lengthened or shortened according to your preference. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions will arrange every detail of your Mera expedition; lodge accommodation, food, as well as all the necessary climbing and camping equipment.

Optional Mera  Peak package: Mera, Amphu Labtsa Pass and Island Peak Climbing - 25 Days

Climbing with safety and comfort

You can rest assured that your safety and comfort are our priorities. As a safety precaution, we always carry emergency equipment:

• Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC)/Gamow Bag (A life saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) or oxygen & mask regulator
• Comprehensive medical/first aid kit
• Thuraya satellite phone for logistical, safety and personal use. Personal calls can be placed for $3 USD per minute.

If you have any queries regarding your travel, please don't hesitate to contact our office staff. We are happy to help you in any way we can. You can book a trip simply by sending us an e-mail at  info@annapurnafoothills.com or aftreks@gmail.com

Five great reasons why you should climb Mera peak

 

Trip Highlights

 

  • The perfect peak for a first high altitude climb
  • Stunning view of five 8000 metre peaks from the high camp and summit
  • Excellent success rate in reaching the summit of Mera
  • Trek to base camp through remote Hinku Valley

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 : Preparation Day in Kathmandu

Day 3 : Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla; Trek to Chutang, 3020m, 3 hrs

Day 4 : Chutang to Chhatrwabuk (near Thuli Kharka) via Zatrwa La, 4600m, 6-7 hrs

Day 5 : Chhatrwabuk to Kote, 4182m, 4-5 hrs

Day 6 : Kote to Thangnak, 4356m, 5 hrs

Day 7 : Thangnak to Khare, 5045m, 4 hrs

Day 8 : Acclimatization Day in Khare /Preparation day

Day 9 : Khare to Mera La, 5415m, to Base Camp, 5350m, 4 hrs

Day 10 : Base Camp to High Camp, 5780m, 4 hrs

Day 11 : Mera High Camp to Summit and back to Khare, 9-10 hrs

Day 12 : Reserve Day

Day 13 : Khare to Kote, 4182m, 7hrs

Day 14 : Kote to Thuli Kharka, 6-7hrs

Day 15 : Thuli Kharka to Lukla, 2800m, 7-8 hrs

Day 16 : Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 17 : Departure from Kathmandu

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Cost Include(s)

  •     Transportation from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster
  •     Welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program
  •     Accommodation in Kathmandu, three nights (bed and breakfast and tax included) Hotel Shakti or Hotel Holy Himalaya
  •     Accommodation during trek ; local lodges 10 days, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, tea, coffee and twin-share rooms with beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows included)
  •     Meals on the trail during 3 days camping (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tang juice, fruit, tea and coffee)
  •     All Camping Equipment required during the trek, sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment
  •     Experienced English-speaking Sherpa guide; Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder
  •     Porters:  2 persons- One porter basis; max load 30 kg per porter
  •     Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bars
  •     Mera Peak Permit
  •     Equipment Fee for climbing guide 
  •     Garbage Deposit 
  •     Barun National National Park fee, TIMS permits and all required permits and official documentation
  •     Our Service charge
  •     Round Trip Airfare: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathamndu 
  •     Local Airport Tax
  •     Personal insurance for Nepalese guide & Porter (staff)

Cost Exclude(s)

  •     Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, which can be arranged upon your request.
  •     Personal Insurance for your travel to Nepal.
  •     Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  •     Emergency Rescue/Evacuation
  •     Trekking Sleeping Bag
  •     Personal Expenses
  •     Tipping (Tips for guides and porters are customary)
  •     Liquor, Mineral Water and Soft Drinks
  •     Hot Shower charge at trekking lodges
  •     Batteries and Telephone calls
  •     Heater Charge in Dining

    Personal Climbing Gear

  •     Crampons
  •     Harness
  •     Ice Axe
  •     2 x Tape slings
  •     2 x Screwgate Karabiners
  •     Descender / Abseil Device (Jumar)
  •     Prussic Loops
  •     Helmet
Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
10 December, 2016 26 December, 2016 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
01 March, 2017 17 March, 2017 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
17 March, 2017 02 April, 2017 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
02 April, 2017 18 April, 2017 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
10 April, 2017 26 April, 2017 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
18 April, 2017 04 May, 2017 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
26 April, 2017 12 May, 2017 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
07 May, 2017 23 May, 2017 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
18 May, 2017 03 June, 2017 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
20 September, 2017 06 October, 2017 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
07 October, 2017 23 October, 2017 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
11 October, 2017 27 October, 2017 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
16 October, 2017 01 November, 2017 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
24 October, 2017 09 November, 2017 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
30 October, 2017 15 November, 2017 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
10 November, 2017 26 November, 2017 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
18 November, 2017 04 December, 2017 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
27 November, 2017 13 December, 2017 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
10 December, 2017 26 December, 2017 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
01 March, 2018 17 March, 2018 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
17 March, 2018 02 April, 2018 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
02 April, 2018 18 April, 2018 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
10 April, 2018 26 April, 2018 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
18 April, 2018 04 May, 2018 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
26 April, 2018 12 May, 2018 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
07 May, 2018 23 May, 2018 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now
18 May, 2018 03 June, 2018 $ 2290 USD P/P Available Book Now

Mera Peak  Equipment and Packing List

This list is only our suggestion Mera Peak Climbing. You will want to adjust the list according to your personal requirements, interests, and season of your trip.  Well-seasoned trekkers will surely have their own ideas about what to pack.



Almost all of these items on the list are available in Kathmandu.   Kathmandu has a good selection of gear stores where many outdoor brands are available at a reasonable price (eg.North Face, Mountain Hardware, Everest Hardware and Marmot.) It is also possible to save money by renting equipment in Kathmandu.   

 

Please remember that Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition provides one porter for every two clients.  The weight limit for each porter is 30 kg.  That means your duffle bag carried by the porter must not exceed 15 kg (about 33lbs).  You will carry a day pack with extra windbreaker, sunscreen, water bottle and items you need on the trail. 

Because most items are available in Kathmandu we have marked the items which you should bring from home with an asterisk (*). Some marked items are available, but the exact variety may not be available in Kathmandu.

Clothing

It is important to be equipped to cope with the extremes in temperature as well as unexpected bad weather.  At high altitudes it can be very hot when hiking in the sun and very cold when you stop in the shade and when the temperatures dip at night.  What is mentioned on the list is the minimum you should bring.  A couple extra T-shirts is a good idea.  You may get a chance to wash clothes, socks and underwear on rest days but that is not always dependable.

 

Climbing Gear

·        Alpine climbing harness with adjustable leg loops- should fit over clothing

·        2 locking screw gate carabiners- Large, pear-shaped carabiner  type recommended

·        3 regular non-locking carabiners- Light weight Black Diamond Hot wire are recommended

·        Ice axe with leash - Black Diamond, Raven, or Camp

·        Plastic Mountaineering boots -La Sportiva, Lowa Civetta, or Scarpa Alpha

·        Crampons fit to plastic boots

·        adjustable trekking poles

·        Belay\ rappel device (Figure 8 preferred)

 

Upper Body

·        2-Light weight thermal tops- long sleeved (medium weight merino or equivalent)

·        3-T shirts or cool-max trekking shirts

·        1- pull over or jacket (Merino, polartec power-stretch, soft shell, 100 weight fleece)

·        1-200 weight fleece jacket or prima loft jacket

·        1-Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)

·        1-Down parka with hood

Lower Body

·        2-Thermal bottoms (merino or polartec powerdry)

·        1-Fleece or polartech powerstretch pants

·        1-Light weight hiking trousers

·        1-Heavy weight hiking trousers (wind proof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)

·        1-Hiking shorts (optional)

·        Waterproof shell pants (lightweight, breathable)

·        *Under Garments

 

Feet

·        4- Warm Trekking socks (wool)

·        *4- Lightweight Cotton Trekking socks

·        2-Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges

·        *Gore-tex waterproof hiking boots- (you should buy at home and break them in before you come)

·        *Spare laces for hiking boots

·        Snow Gaiters (optional)

·        Camp shoes/sandals (crocs are ideal)

Hands

  • 1-Lightweight gloves-Polypro
  • 1-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • 1 pair expedition shell gloves

 

Head

·        Warm beanie hat

·        Tubular Headwear (buff)

·        Sun hat or cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)

·         Polarised Sunglasses with UV protection

Accessories:

  • 1-Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • 2-Water bottle or camel bag, 1-liter (one with an insulated cover is recommended)
  • large duffle bag (and a lock as the porters will carry this)
  • Stuff sacks, dry bags, garbage bags etc (to organise and waterproof your things inside the duffle bag)
  • Trekking pole set
  • Sleeping bag (- 30’C)
  • Head lamp and spare batteries

Personal First Aid kit (we suggest the following items):  

·        *personal medication

·         Broad spectrum antibiotics (e.g. Ciprofloxacin)

·        Diarrhea stopper (e.g. Immodium)

·        Rehydration salt sachets

·        Medication for giardiasis (e.g. Tinidazole)

·         *Blister kit (tiny roll of 3M medical tape/breathable surgical tape)

·        Antiseptic (iodine or alcohol wipes for cleaning wounds)

·        *Sterile non-stick absorbent dressing/gauze (for more serious wounds)

·        *Antibiotic cream (sample size)

·        10 ibuprofen tablets (anti-inflammatory; pain relief)

·        4 antihistamine tablets (for bites, allergic reactions; e.g. Benadryl)

·        throat lozenges

·        Small Swiss Army knife (which has knife, scissors and tweezers)

·        Small whistle

·        Diamox (consult your doctor about this)

Toiletries/hygiene:

·        Toothbrush & *paste (preferably biodegradable)

·        Toilet paper

·        Light weight towel and *soap (preferably biodegradable)

  • *Face and body moisturizer (the low humidity at high altitude dries the skin)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • *Deodorants
  • Nail clippers

·        Wet wipes/ baby wipes (in case there is no warm water for a wash)

·        Antibacterial hand gel

·        Sunscreen (with a high UV factor needed for high altitude )

·        Sunblock lip balm (kept in a pocket and regularly applied)

Extras/Luxuries:

·        *Lightweight reading material, journal

  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • *Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

·        Small pillow

  • Thermarest (optional – in case the mattress in the lodge is inadequate)

·        *Earplugs (in case group member snores)

·        Personal treats and snacks

·        *Zip-lock bags for snacks so you can divide each day

·        A bag to leave these in Kathmandu (very cheap in Kathmandu)

·        Shoulder bag or small backpack for exploring around town (optional)

·        *Music player

·        *Camera

  • Binoculars

·        Town clothes and shoes

  • *Swimming costume (for Kathmandu)

·        Tips for your Sherpa guide and porter

 

Why Climb Mera Peak with Annapurna Foothills Treks?

Annapurna Foothills Treks has been running climbing expeditions for over 10 years. Annapurna Foothills Treks reaches for the highest ethical business practices. Our team of mountaineering guides is dynamic, professional, and qualified as instructors.

Why Climb with a Sherpa?

Annapurna Foothills Treks is here to save you the unnecessary expense of going with an expatriate company and an expatriate guide. Our qualified and experienced guides are well able to guide your expedition safely and can provide an accurate cultural perspective as well. Additionally, when you book with Annapurna Foothills Treks, you are supporting the Sherpa community who are dependent on the trekking/climbing industry for their livelihood.

Our climbing guides are dedicated mountaineers and license-holders who always put your safety first. They use harness and ropes below the every peak whether for crevasse danger or steep slopes. Our Sherpa guides are there to fix the rope as well as teach climbers how to fix the rope or set up a belay for glacier travel.

While some people spend unnecessarily to go with a foreign company, others risk their lives to save money by going without a guide. We encourage you to play it safe, and climb with our experienced guides. Our packages are reasonably priced and afford the safety of an experienced guide who will allow you independence if you desire.

To be safe, you dont need shops worth of Karabiners, ice-screws, snow stakes and rock racks- You need an experienced Sherpa guide as a partner. The routes we suggest are the most straightforward. Under good conditions, none of the routes are challenging for skillful technical alpinist. Safety-conscious amateurs have potential to provide satisfaction and experience without much risk.

Sherpa Support Staff:

Even our support staff are well experienced, so you can look forward to a well organized trip. The relationship we have developed among us over the years makes for a wonderful exchange of ideas, laughter and assistance. Your personal packs will be carried by the porters, saving you time and energy to fully enjoy the surrounding environment.

Each staff member at Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions is insured for their appropriate roles. (Some companies are cutting corners here.)

Logistics:

You can fully enjoy the world of mountains unfettered by the rigors of food preparation, lodging and logistics. Annapurna Foothills Treks provides a wide variety of quality meals to keep climbers healthy and strong. Most of the food is flown in from the Kathmandu.

Environmental Responsibility:

Annapurna Foothills Treks practices and teaches the Leave-No-Trace principles. Moreover, we are committed to protecting the land and culture of the indigenous people. The mountains are our home and we are unwilling to sacrifice their preservation for human objectives. Annapurna Foothills Treks believe that given the proper information most people will do all they can to help protect and maintain the environment.

Altitude Advice:

It is really difficult to head straight up to high altitude for the first time even if you follow the recommended 400m-a-day-rule. Walking, let alone climbing, uphill at 5000m is harder than you think. The trek in is a means of acclimatization and getting fit. Our itinerary is planned to allow rational acclimatization and avoid altitude sickness. We should also plan for few extra days as bad weather may affect the designed schedule. This doesnt guarantee the successful ascent but often avoids the disappointment of a cloudy summit day.

Safety for Mera Peak Climb
When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility.  While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority.  Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.

We should also plan for few extra days as bad weather may affect the designed schedule. This doesnt guarantee the successful ascent but often avoids the disappointment of a cloudy summit day.

Mera Peak Trip Accommodation:

Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay. Accommodation is included in the cost of your package.
Our clients enjoy four nights in the Standard Hotel Shakti , in Kathmandu, before heading into the remote regions and after returning trip. During the trek, eleven nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses/lodges.

Travel Insurance:

To must be adequately protected in terms of insurance. You will need special travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. We recommend a complete travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, lost baggage, theft, injury, liability, medical treatment, death and expenses. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal including trekking and climbing.
If a client requires medical treatment, all hospital expenses, including doctors fees and repatriation costs, are the clients responsibility.
If you are injured and unable to walk in a remote area, a helicopter rescue will be arranged. Annapurna foothills Treks has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. We will pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Before leaving on the expedition, we will make sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism otherwise you may have a difficult time settling the large claim.

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 17 Days

Price : US $2290 p/p

Trip Grade : Alpine Grade 2A

Minimum Group Size:2 pax

Maximum Group size:12 Pax

Activities:Trekking / Climbing

Maximum Height:6476m

Minimum Height:1300m

Transport:By Air

Starting:Kathmandu

Ending:Kathmandu

Hotel in Kathmandu:3 nights B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast)

Accommodation during trek:local lodges 12 days (12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners, tea, coffee and twin-share rooms with beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows included)

Camping services:Meals on the climbing period 3 days camping (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tang juice, fruit, tea and coffee)

Mountain Energy-supply:Chocolates: Snicker, Mars, Twix and Boundary and Biscuit

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