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  • Duration:20 Nights 21 Days
  • Max. Altitude: 6476m
  • Group Size: 1-8
  • Activity: Trekking & Climbing
  • Pick Up: TIA Airport

About Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak Climbing is an exhilarating adventure that combines trekking through stunning landscapes with a rewarding summit experience. It is one of Nepal's most popular trekking peaks in the Everest region. The climb is straightforward but requires good physical and mental preparation. The summit offers stunning views of the over-8000-meter-mountains such as Mt. Everest 8,848 m (29,031 ft), Mt. Kanchenjunga 8,586 m (28,169 ft), Mt. Lhotse 8,516 m (27,940 ft), Mt. Makalu 8,481 m ( 27,825 ft) and Mt. Cho Oyu 8,188 m (26,864 ft). 

Mera Peak Climbing Route Overview

Annapurna Foothills Treks has designed the best itinerary for a 21-day Mera Peak Climbing via the lower route, ensuring you'll be well-acclimatized before the Mera Peak Summit push. It begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla 2,840m. From here, the trail descends through forests to the traditional village of Surke (2290m). Surke village resembles the birthplace of Late Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (1961 A.D - 1993 A.D.) the first Nepalese Woman to summit Mount Everest. The trail then ascends gradually to Pakhepani (2,560m) before reaching Paiya (2730m). The trail then continues to Panggom 2,850, a Sherpa village above the Hinku Valley. Moving on towards our major objective, we pass through several Sherpa settlements, namely Ramailo Danda (3276m), Chhatra Khola (3122m), Kothe (3600m), Thangnak (4356m) and finally Khare (5045m).

The climb to  Mera Peak is straightforward but requires adequate acclimatization. Accordingly, you will have rest days at Thangnak and Khare to allow your body to adjust to the altitude. At Khare, we will conduct basic climbing training during acclimatization day and recheck your climbing gear before marching towards the summit.

Mera Peak Summit Day

The summit day is typically the most challenging and exciting part of the climb. You will push for the summit in the early morning, often before dawn. The final section of the climb involves a push toward the summit. The terrain can vary, including snow slopes and possibly exposed ridges. Ropes, crampons, and ice axes may be necessary.

Reaching the summit of Mera Peak is, undoubtedly, a remarkable achievement. You will take your time relishing and enjoying the breath-taking panoramic, which includes the world's five tallest mountains which are Mt. Everest 8,848 m / 29,031 ft.), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m / 28,169 ft.), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m / 27,940 ft.), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m / 27,825 ft.) and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m / 26,864 ft.). After spending some time on the summit, you will begin your descent.

Retracing Steps to Lukla

The following day, you will descend further, returning to Lukla. This descent helps your body adjust gradually to thicker air and reduces the risk of altitude-related issues. The Mera Peak Climbing is an unforgettable experience that will physically and mentally challenge you. It is an excellent opportunity to explore the pristine beauty of the Everest region and to summit one of Nepal's most popular trekking peaks.

Returning to Lukla by Helicopter

Returning to Lukla by helicopter is a great way to conclude your Mera Peak Climbing Trek. It is a scenic and exhilarating way to witness the mountains, and it can also save you a lot of time. The helicopter shuttle service is available from any of these three Sherpa settlements (Khare, Thangnak, and Kothe) and starts from USD 850 for chartering. 


Update regarding your upcoming climb, Calling all Mera Peak Climbers !!

This is exciting news for all climbers across the globe who wish to experience climbing Mount Mera Peak (6467m). 

As of now, we have a confirmed climber doing this expedition starting on October 23rd and October 30th 2024.

Our standard Mera Peak Climbing Costs USD 2400 per person where we will provide 1 Professional Sherpa Climbing Guide to Two climbers (2 Climber: 1 Climbing Guide ratio)

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!

Share your vision, and we'll design your ideal adventure to the summit of the Highest Trekking Peak in the Khumbu Himalayas !!

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    Mera Peak Climbing Difficulty Level

    Mera Peak is a famous trekking and climbing destination in Nepal's Khumbu region. The difficulty of climbing Mera Peak depends on several factors, including weather conditions, route choice, personal fitness level, and prior experience.

    Mera Peak climbing is considered a technically straightforward climb, best suited for climbers with previous trekking experience and basic mountaineering skills. However, it does not require advanced technical mountaineering skills like using ropes for steep rock or ice climbing.

    Despite the route not being that technical, climbing Mera Peak does require a good level of physical fitness and endurance due to the altitude and the demanding nature of high-altitude trekking (long and challenging days of trekking, including steep ascents and descents, often in harsh weather conditions). Thus, we suggest our guests have prior trekking experience at high altitudes and be comfortable with multi-day trekking and camping. Undertaking comprehensive physical training before attempting the climb, including cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and endurance building, is highly recommended.

    Preparing yourself for Mera Peak Climbing

    Preparing for Mera Peak climbing is an exciting and challenging endeavour. Mera Peak is a stimulating climb, and appropriate preparation is key for a successful ascent and safe experience undertaking Mera Peak climbing.

    Physical Preparation

    Climbing Mera Peak is a demanding one that requires a good level of physical fitness. Prepare yourself by working on cardiovascular exercises like running, hiking, cycling, or swimming to improve your endurance. Include strength training exercises to build your leg muscles, core strength, and upper body strength.

    Another factor is acclimatization. Keeping that in mind, we've designed our itinerary with enough rest days and gradual altitude gains to allow your body to adjust to the thin air. Though Mera Peak climbing is a straightforward climb, it does involve some basic mountaineering techniques and the use of crampons, ice axes, and ropes. Joining a mountaineering course to learn and sharpen necessary climbing skills will be helpful if you are not experienced in alpine climbing.

    Mental Preparation

    Preparing yourself mentally plays a crucial role in achieving the goal (reaching the Mera Peak summit) you've set. Climbers must be mentally prepared to deal with strenuous situations at high altitudes and give their best effort to reach High Camp (summit night) in good physical condition. Prepare yourself mentally by researching and understanding the route, challenges, and risks involved. Build mental flexibility, a positive mindset, and confidence in your abilities. It can also be helpful to connect with experienced climbers or enrol in a climbing community to gain intuitions and guidance.

    Travel Insurance for Mera Peak Climbing

    Travel insurance is essential for adventure activities like climbing Mera Peak (6,476 m above sea level). The insurance should cover emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability, and medical treatment. The insurance must cover all the activities you undertake during your Nepal stay. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy. Click here: For more detail about Travel Insurance.

    Highlights of Mera Peak Climbing

    • one of the most tempting 6000m Trekking Peaks of Nepal.
    • culturally charming, captivating villages with itinerary designed accordingly.
    • from the top of Mera Peak, you’ll witness the five highest 8000m+ mountains on Earth, including Mt. Everest (8848.86m).
    • the climb of Mera comes after a week-long trekking and acclimatization program designed to assist you with the best chance of pleasant and rewarding journey.
    • spend a night at Mera Peak Base Camp and High Camp before your summit push.
    • well set up camps at Mera Peak Base camp and High camp.
    • trek and climb with our certified and experienced Sherpa Climbing Guides.


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    Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,300m/4,265ft

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        What's Included

        • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle
        • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program
        • Accommodation in Kathmandu: Standard hotel Four nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis
        • Accommodation during Trek: local lodges 13 nights (twin-share rooms, beds with comfortable foam mattresses and pillows
        • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking period
        • Accommodation during Camping: two nights in tents (one at Mera Peak Base Camp and another at Mera Peak High Camp).
        • Necessary camping staff, all Camping Equipment, sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment
        • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with Boiled water, Tea and Coffee during the climbing period
        • Climbing Guide and Climbers Ratio:
        • 1 Sherpa Climbing Guide: 1-2 Climbers 
        • 2 Sherpa Climbing Guides : 3-5 Climbers 
        • 3 Sherpa Climbing Guides: 6-8 Climbers
        • Porters: One porter for Two Trekkers basis in all of our Climbing Trips
        • Round-Trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla (Airport Tax Included)
        • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Excess baggage fees
        • Annapurna Foothills Duffle Bag for Trekking
        • Annapurna Foothills Souvenir
        • Energy Supplies Snickers, Mars, Bounty etc
        • Supplementary Oxygen Cylinder with mask regulator or Gamow Bag (A life-saving device in case of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)
        • Thuraya Satellite phone for logistical, safety and personal emergency use only
        • Pulse Oximeter (Oxygen Meter) to check your pulse and oxygen saturation, and heart rate to monitor your health throughout your trip.
        • Assistance in arranging Helicopter rescue operations (24/7) in case of complicated health conditions or any other emergencies (should be covered by your Travel Insurance)
        • First aid medicine kit
        • Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bar
        • Mera Peak Climbing Permit
        • Mera Peak Climbing certificates issued from the respective body of the Nepal Government
        • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff
        • Makalu Barun National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
        • All government and local taxes.

        Personal Climbing Gear includes:

        • Mountaineering/ Climbing Boots
        • Crampons
        • Helmet
        • Harness
        • Ice Axe
        • 2 x Screwgate Carabiners ( Lock and Unlock)
        • Descender ( Figure 8, Belay Device)
        • Ascender (Jumar)
        • Prussic Loops
        • 2 x Tape slings

        What’s Excluded

        • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
        • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
        • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to $ 14 per meal in Tourist restaurants.
        • Beverages (all drinks, mineral water, boiled water and beer).
        • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
        • Any personal expenses not mentioned in the above services.
        • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary

        Departure Dates

        Start Date05 Oct, 2024End Date25 Oct, 2024Guaranteed5 seats leftUS$ 2400
        Start Date12 Oct, 2024End Date01 Nov, 2024GuaranteedUS$ 2400
        Start Date23 Oct, 2024End Date12 Nov, 2024Guaranteed5 seats leftUS$ 2400
        Start Date30 Oct, 2024End Date19 Nov, 2024Guaranteed5 seats leftUS$ 2400

        Departure Note:

        Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates, and you can join the group.

        Available - The date is available to book; once you confirm your trip, it will be guaranteed.

        Limited - The departure date is filling fast, and only limited seats are available to join.

        Closed - The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates.

        The departure dates are your arrival dates in Kathmandu, Nepal.

        If you have limited time and won’t be able to do the Mera Peak Climbing 21 Days, then we do have Rapid Mera Peak Climbing - 16 Days. 

        We have set dates for departure to the beautiful Mera Peak. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin.

        If the date you prefer to do this trip is not listed on our departure dates, you can contact us directly to book the trip on your desired date.

        We have listed the price for up to 06 trekkers at a maximum. If you are more than 08 trekkers, please contact us for an excellent discounted group price and further booking process.

        Private Trips to Mera Peak are also possible. Contact us to design your private trips with your loved ones.

        Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the climb. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking.

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        Tipping your Guides and Porters for Mera Peak Climbing

        Tipping is a common practice in the hospitality industry, especially in the trekking and climbing field. It is a way to show appreciation for the services provided by guides and porters. It is important to acknowledge their hard work, dedication, and assistance throughout your Mera Peak expedition. Tipping is not mandatory, but it is customary and significantly appreciated. You can visit our Tips for Tipping page for detailed information. 

        Food, Water, and Accommodation during Mera Peak Climbing

        Tea houses or lodges play a crucial role in providing accommodation and meals to trekkers and climbers in most of the trekking regions in Nepal.


        During Mera Peak climbing, meals consisting of a diet rich in carbohydrates are mostly served. This is because our bodies do not process fat and protein efficiently at higher altitudes. The meals are also designed to compensate for the increase in caloric need that high-altitude climbing involves. We try to make meals and breakfasts diverse and as standard as possible.

        Usually, you will have your breakfast and dinner at the same lodge where you will be staying. Lunch will be served at tea houses or small lodges along the trail. Typical meals are dal Bhat, rice, noodles, pasta, hash brown, potatoes, etc. with different styles (fried with veggies, eggs, veggies & eggs, plain, mixed). At tea houses, checking with your guide to get the most up-to-date information on food options and availability will be a wise thing to do.

        As you ascend to higher altitudes, the variety of food becomes more limited but fresh and healthy. At base camp and higher camps, our private climbing cook will prepare fresh and healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinners to all the team members with tea or coffee. With advance notice, we can arrange diets like vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc. to members preferring so.


        It is equally important to prioritize your health and hydration during Mera Peak climbing. It is essential to confirm you have access to safe drinking water throughout your expedition. From Day 3 to Khare village (the last settlement) at an elevation of 5,045 meters, drinking water will be accessible and available in the teahouses where you will be staying, either from taps, boiled water, or bottled water. We strongly suggest our guests to be cautious of using untreated water from natural sources and tap as well as it may contain harmful microorganisms that can cause waterborne infections. We highly recommend drinking boiled water, or bottled water after using water purification tablets or steripen or portable water filters.

        While staying in tented camps during the climb, our supporting staff will carry and bring it all the way up to the tents. Then, we provide drinking water to our climbing members only after treating the water (boiled, sterilized, or boiled and sterilized) ensuring proper usage and effectiveness.


        Most of the tea houses during the Mera Peak expedition will be owned, run, and managed by Sherpa families (family-run lodges). Most of the tea houses throughout your trek (up to Khare) will have a comfortable twin-sharing room for trekkers. The rooms are simple but clean. A room usually has two single beds with a foam mattress and pillow. The toilet could be shared or attached. A blanket is provided but many prefer to bring their own sleeping bag.

        In the peak climbing season, it might be difficult to find better accommodation due to the inflow of a large number of trekkers/climbers. In that case, we reserve rooms for our guests in advance so that they can have a nice and warm room at the end of a long trekking day. A sense of adventure will be a great advantage to help you adjust to some tea houses/lodges which are more basic than others.

        Guides and Porters for Mera Peak Climbing

        Guides and porters play a critical role in providing support, know-how, and assistance throughout the climb. The number of guides and porters you will need for your Mera Peak Climbing will be determined by the size of your group. Climbing Mera Peak undoubtedly requires a trustworthy team of guides and porters to guarantee a safe and successful expedition. With Annapurna Foothills, we assure everything will be well taken care of.

        A typical day on Mera Peak Climbing

        A typical day on Mera Peak climbing begins with a wake-up call at 6:00 AM. After freshening up, climbers gather their climbing gear and pack their backpacks with essentials like water, snacks, extra clothing layers, and personal items. They then enjoy a hearty breakfast to fuel up for the day ahead.

        The trek for the day usually begins around 7:00 AM. The trail may vary depending on the specific route chosen, but it typically involves ascending and descending through rugged terrain, and forests, and crossing suspension bridges over rivers. After walking for a few hours, climbers stop for lunch. This lunch break provides an opportunity to rest, refuel, and take in the beautiful surroundings.

        After lunch, climbers continue their journey to reach the destination chosen for the day to stay overnight. Upon reaching the designated destination, climbers settle into their rooms or tents and take some time to rest and relax. As the sun sets (around 6:30 PM), dinner is served in the dining hall. The meals typically consist of a variety of dishes, including carbohydrates, proteins, and vegetables, to replenish energy reserves.

        After dinner, the guide will conduct a briefing session, discussing the next day's plan, any challenges, safety precautions, and general mountaineering tips. Climbers then have free time to rest, chat, read, or engage in activities before going to bed. It's important to get enough rest to aid in acclimatization and prepare for the challenges of the next day.

        As climbers progress towards the higher altitudes of Mera Peak, additional rest days (at Thangnak and Khare) and altitude acclimatization are usually built into the itinerary to minimize the risk of altitude sickness and ensure a successful summit attempt.


        Mera Peak Climbing Packing List:

        “There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” Alfred Wainwright

        Are you planning your dream trip to the Himalaya of Nepal? Make sure you have packed well for your hiking, trekking and climbing experiences in Nepal. The time period of your visit also determines your packing list. The best trekking seasons for beginning your Mera Peak Climbing are spring and autumn. During these seasons, maximum flow of trekkers can be witnessed. Weather during spring (March – May) and autumn (September – November) are likely to be mild with clear blue sky and outstanding mountain views. But nights can get freezing cold at higher elevation. So, packing appropriate clothing, gear, and equipments for your Mera Peak Expedition is a must for lifetime memorable trekking and climbing experience in Everest region of Nepal.

        A strategically way of packing will be keeping in mind that your stuffs will be packed in two bags. One will be the daypack that you carry every day on your trek. Pack your daypack as light as possible by carrying only the essentials so that you can relish your moments in wilderness freely. Pack anything you may need each day during your hike in your daypack. Other bag will be your duffle bag which will be carried by your Porter from the very beginning of your trek till the end.


        Upper Body:

        • Warm beanie hat
        • Tubular Headwear (buff)
        • Sun Hat or Cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
        • Polarized Sunglasses with UV protection
        • Headlamp (Black Diamond / Petzl) with spare batteries
        • Sunscreen with factor 50+
        • Upper Body (Core body):
        • 3 Light and trekking weight thermal tops
        • 3 T-shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
        • 1 Fleece Jacket or pull over (Merino, soft shell)
        • 1 Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)
        • 1 Down Jacket

        Lower Body:

        • 2 Thermal base layers (merino or polartec power dry)
        • 2 Pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
        • 1 Heavy weight hiking trousers (wind proof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)
        • 1 Waterproof/ Rain pants
        • 2 Light Hiking shorts
        • 2 Fleece Pants
        • 4 Under wears (merino)


        • 1 Lightweight gloves or liner gloves
        • 1 Pair shell gloves (Gore-Tex)
        • 1 Waterproof outer glove


        • 3 Warm Trekking socks (smart wool)
        • 3 Pairs of liner socks
        • 2 Pairs of thick/ warm socks
        • 2 Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges
        • Trekking Boots (waterproof, ankle support with rigid sole)
        • Lightweight Rubber Shoes / Trainers / Trail Runner to wear at the Tea Houses


        • 1 Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 40 - 50 Liters
        • 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)
        • A pair of adjustable Trekking Pole
        • Camera with extra battery
        • Sleeping bag (- 15 C depending upon trips)
        • Sleeping Bag liner
        • Ear Plugs
        • Portable Solar Charger
        • Smart Trekking Watch

        Personal First Aid Kit:

        Please do note that our trekking guides will be too carrying the first aid kit with them especially for the guests and the entire team as a whole. Still, we suggest the following items to be carried with you while trekking in the Himalaya of Nepal.

        • Personal Medication
        • Diarrhea Stopper (e.g. Imodium)
        • Paracetamol Tablets
        • Small Swiss Army knife (which has knife, scissors and tweezers)
        • Diamox for altitude (consult your doctor about this)
        • Water Purification tablets or drops
        • Blister kit / Zinc Tape
        • Hand Sanitizer
        • Dressing Gauze
        • Antibiotic Cream


        1.  How do I book?

        Excellent! We will be happy to welcome you to Nepal and provide you with our expert team to climb Mera Peak in the Himalayas. Please follow this link to learn more about the booking process.

        To confirm your trip, we require a photocopy of your passport and 10% of the trip cost per person as an advance payment. Booking flight tickets, hotels, and permit processing is necessary.

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        You can get hot shower services throughout your Mera Peak trip. However, it is not advisable to take showers regularly when you are above 3600m. 

        We value and operate eco-friendly trips and are highly committed to Leave No Trace. Our guides and staff are well aware of their responsibility to the environment. Burnable garbage is sorted and burnt, and recyclable materials are returned to Lukla and handed over to the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC).

        Accommodation and three meals a day are included in your trip cost. You must pay for other expenses, such as beverages, cold and hot drinks, charging electronic devices, Wi-Fi, and hot showers at the tea houses. You can expect to spend between USD 20 and 25  per person per day.

        There is internet access at most villages along the Mera Peak trail. You can purchase internet recharge cards to use this service. The internet speed will be fundamental. You can also purchase Nepalese SIM cards (NCEL or NTC), but their coverage will be limited. Our climbing guide will also carry a satellite phone for emergencies.

        Yes, you can hire trekking and climbing guide and porter services from us. We can offer customizable guides, porters, domestic flights, and documentation services.

        You will spend one night at Base Camp and another at High Camp before your summit push. You will return to Khare on the same night. We will have one reserved day in case of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances. In that case, you will spend another night at High Camp.

        The maximum luggage limit for porters is 25kg. We will provide one porter for every two trekkers on the trip. The maximum luggage limit for flights to Lukla is 10kg. You can take extra baggage with additional costs.

        We mainly focus on small groups, with a maximum of 8 trekkers per group. It allows us to provide more personalized care and attention to each client. If you have a group of more than eight people, please get in touch with us to discuss group discounts and customized services.

        Nepal should be at the top of your bucket list for trekking and climbing adventures. It is home to 1400 trekking peaks above 6000m and 8 of the 14 8000m peaks in the world. With its wide variety of flora and fauna, landscapes, the hospitality of the Nepalese people, the favourable climatic and geographical conditions, and the rich cultural spirit that represents a unique blend of Buddhism and Hinduism, Nepal is the perfect place to achieve your mountaineering goals.

        Suppose you cancel your trip after it has started. In that case, no refunds will be given for any missed or unused services, regardless of the reason for the cancellation.

        Suppose you need to leave the expedition early due to illness or injury. In that case, we will arrange for an emergency air rescue to fly you to Kathmandu for medical attention. Make sure your insurance covers high-altitude mountain search and rescue.

        If you can walk down, one of our assistant guides will guide you to a lower elevation where you can wait for the rest of the team or fly out to Kathmandu ahead of the group.

        Even if you leave the expedition early, we are committed to paying the porters and guides for the duration of the trip for which they are hired. Therefore, no refunds will be given for the unused days of your trip. However, we can offer you something complementary, depending on the circumstances.

        There are three different routes to approach Mera Peak:

        • Zawtra La Pass (4610m)
        • Paiya – Pangom - Ramailo Danda
        • Cholem Kharka - Khola Kharka – Panch Pokhari

        If our domestic flights to or from Lukla are cancelled due to bad weather, we will have two options:

        We can reschedule your flight for the next day. However, you will be responsible for additional expenses like accommodation and food.

        We can arrange a helicopter flight, which will be more expensive than a regular flight. The cost will depend on the availability of helicopters, the number of people in the group, and the weight of the luggage.


        Yes, a climbing permit is required to climb Mera Peak. The permit is issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). We will arrange the permit for you as part of our package.

        You do not have to join a group or departure dates to climb a 6000-meter peak in Nepal. We are always flexible with our trips to accommodate your needs. We are open to changes in the trip details as long as they do not harm your chances of acclimatization. Private or solo trips are possible but are more expensive than joining a fixed-date group. We highly recommend hiring a reputable guide service for a safe and secure climbing experience. With Annapurna Foothills, you can be confident that you will be assigned local professional guides and highly experienced porters who put your safety first.

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