Mera Peak 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 allowing time for gradual acclimatization.From Lukla, 2820m, we trek south to Surke, 2290m, the same day. The trail joins up with the main trail at Kote. The rest of the itinerary is the same including the return trek over the Zatrwa La pass. This 20-day package is a teahouse trek with camping only during the climb. Popularity: 45% trekkers choose this package.
Mera Peak, 6476m, is one of the highest trekking peaks. Mera peak is considered to be technically easy; therefore, it is popular choice as a first real climbing experience. Another reason Mera Peak attracts climbers is for the magnificent views of Mt. Everest 8848 m, Mt. Lhotse, 8516m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201 m, Mt. Makalu 8463m, Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586m and many others.
The advantage of choosing Mera Peak Option B is that you will have chance to venture into less visited and unspoiled areas in the Everest region, where you will see hills of dense forest and beautifully terraced fields. Similarly, you will also have a chance to explore the rich culture of the Sherpa ethnic communities residing in the area in the Hinku and Hongu valley.
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.
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 $3 USD per minute.
If you have any queries regarding your travel, please dont hesitate to contact our office staff. We are happy to help you in any way we can. You can book a trip simply by sending us an e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 : Preparation Day in Kathmandu
Day 3 : Fly to Lukla, 2820m, and trek to Paiya (Chutok), 2730m: 3-4 hrs
Day 4 : Paiya to Pangoma, 2850m: 5-6 hrs
Day 5 : Pangoma to Sibuche (Nigmsa), 2745m: 4-5 hrs
Day 6 : Sibuche to Majang Khola, 3150m: 7-8 hrs
Day 7 : Majang Khola to Kote, 3600m: 6-7 hrs
Day 8 : Kote to Thangnak, 4356m, 5hrs
Day 9 : Thangnak to Khare, 5045m, 4-5 hrs
Day 10 : Acclimatization Day in Khare /Preparation day
Day 11 : Khare to Mera La, 5415m, to Base Camp 5350m, 3-4 hrs
Day 12 : Base Camp to High Camp, 5780m, 4 hrs
Day 13 : Mera High Camp to Summit and back to Khare, 10 hrs
Day 14 : Reserve Day
Day 15 : Khare to Kote, 4182m, 7 hrs
Day 16 : Kote to Thuli Kharka: 6 hrs
Day 17 : Thuli Kharka to Lukla, 2800m, 7-8 hrs
Day 18 : Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 19 : Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 20 : Happy Departure
Personal Climbing Gear
|Start Date||End Date||Cost||Status||Booking|
|03 November, 2016||22 November, 2016||$ 2450 USD P/P||Available||Book Now|
|20 November, 2016||09 December, 2016||$ 2450 USD P/P||Available||Book Now|
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|15 May, 2017||03 June, 2017||$ 2450 USD P/P||Available||Book Now|
Mera Peak Climb via Pangoma Equipment and Packing list
This list is only our suggestion for Mera Peak Climb via Pangoma . 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.
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.
Personal First Aid kit (we suggest the following items):
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Destination : Nepal
Duration : 20 Days
Price : US $2450 p/p
Trip Grade : Alpine Grade 2A
Minimum Group Size:2 pax
Maximum Group size:10 pax
Activities:Trekking / Climbing
Starting / Ending:Kathmandu
Hotel in Kathmandu:4 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
I would like to higly recommend Annapurna Foothills Trekking for the great adventure they provided to me during the 3 weeks I spent with them! The trekking and climbing guides were excellent, always available and paying a special attention to any of my requests. I expect to come back again…Haidar Navi
My wife and I trekked the Manaslu Circuit with Ngima's Annapurna Foothills in late 2014. The trip, from start to finish, was nothing short of spectacular. Ngima and Tenzin were the warmest, most gracious hosts, and showed single-minded devotion to ensuring the trip's success, safety, and joyfulness.Merrick Kingston
My name is Clinton Behan For the past 15 years I have been running commercial expeditions to the Nepal himalaya from where I live in Perth W.Australia and over those years I have had many opportunities to work with companies out of Kathmandu to run my logistics and organise…Clinton Behan