Option C is an awesome 23-day camping trek that takes you through an almost uninhabited parts of the Hinku Valley where the scenery is stunning . It is also the option that allows maximum acclimatization. Like the other options, we start from Lukla, but this time we head southeast as far as Surke La. The incredibly beautiful journey through the Hinku Valley passes through Panch Pokhari (Five Lakes). The trail gradually bends northward to join the main trail to Mera Peak. This less-visited and 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.
Option C is the ultimate way to climb Mera Peak. While you immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the beauty of the Hinku Valley you are becoming well acclimatized for climbing Mera Peak. Popularity: 25% trekkers chose this package..The remote and beautiful to reach the Base Camp of Mera Peak.
The Mera Peak, 6476m, is the highest permitted trekking peak of Nepal. Mera Peak Climbing 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. Although the altitude makes it physically challenging, this Option C is the ideal itinerary to allow gradual acclimatization.
Climbing Mera Peak has become popular because of the magnificent views you get of Mt. Everest, 8848m, Mt. Lhotse, 8516m, Mt. Cho Oyu, 8201m, Mt. Makalu, 8463m, Mt. Kanchenjunga, 8586m, and many other peaks.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu, 1300m
Day 2 : Preparation Day in Kathmandu
Day 3 : Fly to Lukla, 2820m, and trek to Paiya (Chutok), 2780m: 4-5 hrs
Day 4 : Paiya to Panggom, 2850m: 5-6 hrs
Day 5 : Trek to Najing Dingma, 2600m, 6-7 hrs
Day 6 : Trek to Cholemo Kharka, 3600m, 6-7 hrs
Day 7 : Acclimatisation Day at Cholemo Kharka, 3600m
Day 8 : Trek to Changbu Kharka, 4200m, 5 hrs
Day 9 : Descend to Kote in the Hinku Valley, 3550m, 7 hrs
Day 10 : Kote to Thangnak, 4356m, 5 hrs
Day 11 : Acclimatization Day in Thangnak
Day 12 : Thangnak to Khare, 5045m, 4 hrs
Day 13 : Acclimatization Day in Base Camp /Preparation day
Day 14 : Khare to Mera La, 5415m, to Base Camp 5350m, 4hrs
Day 15 : Base Camp to High Camp, 5780m, 3hrs
Day 16 : Mera High Camp to Summit and back to Khare, 9-10 hrs
Day 17 : Reserve Day
Day 18 : Khare to Kote, 4182m, 7 hrs
Day 19 : Kote to Thuli Kharka: 7 hrs
Day 20 : Thuli Kharka to Lukla, 2800m, 7 hrs
Day 21 : Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 22 : Free day in Kathmandu
Day 23 : Happy departure
Personal Climbing Gear
Mera Peak Climbing via Panch Pokhari Equipment and Packing list
This list is only our suggestion for Mera Peak Climbing via Panch Pokhari . 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 : 23 Days
Price : US $2750 p/p
Trip Grade : Alpine Grade 2A
Minimum Group Size:2 Pax
Maximum Group size:12 Pax
Activities:Trekking / Climbing
Starting / Ending:Kathmandu
Hotel in Kathmandu:4 nights B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast)
Camping services:Meals on the climbing period 18 days camping (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tang juice, fruit, tea and coffee)
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