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  • Duration:21 Nights 22 Days
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Group:1-10
  • Activity:Trekking & Climbing
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 6476m

About Mera Peak Climbing via Panch Pokhari

Mera Peak (6476m)is claimed to be the highest permitted trekking peak in the Himalaya of Nepal. Climbing Mera Peak is considered to be technically easy compared to Island Peak or Lobuche East; therefore, it is an excellent choice for climbers looking for their first mountain in Nepal. Adventure lovers opt for Mera Peak because of the magnificent views you get of the over-8000-meter-mountains including Mt. Everest, 8848m, Mt. Lhotse, 8516m, Mt. Cho Oyu, 8201m, Mt. Makalu, 8463m, Mt. Kanchenjunga, 8586m, to name a few and the remote trekking experience in the Hinku valley.

This version of Mera Peak via Paanch Pokhari is longer trekking route in comparison to Pangom- Ramailo Danda route hence, providing more trekking days and better acclimatization route to Mera Peak. The summit view of Mera Peak offers some of the best views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu found anywhere in Himalaya while the trek from Lukla to Mera Peak explores some of the most remote and wild alpine areas of the Hinku valley. Trekking route to the Mera La will take us through thick rhododendron and bamboo forest separating Hinku valley. The views of mountain along this section are superb and beautiful. Reaching upon Khare, basic training and preparation regarding the climbing will be conducted. All climbing gears and equipments will be checked by our professional climbing guide before moving to Mera Peak base camp.

Mera Peak Climbing is considered technically straightforward, as the snow slopes rarely exceeds 40 degrees; however, the final section to 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, equipments and necessary skills. Although the altitude makes it physically challenging, our itinerary has been carefully designed to allow gradual acclimatization. Our return trails will take us south, down to the Hinku valley before turning west to cross the Zawtra La Pass to the mountain airstrip of Lukla.

The best season for climbing Mera Peak is from March to May and from September to November. December is also a nice month with clear mountain views. The duration of the Mera Peak trek can be lengthened or shortened according to your preference and time duration. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions will arrange every detail of your Mera Peak Expedition; lodge accommodation, guide, food, as well as all the necessary climbing and camping equipment.


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Highlights of Mera Peak Climbing via Panch Pokhari

  • one of the most tempting Trekking Peaks of Nepal
  • culturally charming journey leading through obscure charming villages and forests
  • from the top, you’ll eye witness five of the six highest mountains on Earth
  • the climb of Mera comes at the end of a week - long trekking and acclimatization program designed to assist you the best chance of gratifying still rewarding journey
  • spend a night at Mera Peak Base Camp and High Camp before your summit push
  • well Set up Camps at Base camp and High camp 
  • trek and climb with our certifed and expereinced Sherpa Climbing Guide 
  • longer and remote route to Mera Peak 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day, you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped towering peaks. After completing the visa formalities in airport, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives carrying your name on our company’s’ signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. Moving forward, you’ll be taken to your hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Once you reach at hotel, you’ll be welcomed by them as well and after that you can relax in your room.

  • Hotel
  • 1,300m/4,265ft
  • PrivateTourist Vehicle

The Managing Director of our company will be there to meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip and make a final check of your climbing equipment. In case you need additional trekking equipment, you will have a chance to buy it today. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley are also an option.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

The early morning flight to the Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Lukla, takes only 40-minutes. It is an amazing flight as the mountains seem to tower around the plane. We land in a valley surrounded by high mountains peaks. Our climbing team will be at the airport waiting for us and without any delay, we'll commence the trek. Beginning at Lukla and then descending to Paiya, is good for acclimatization. The trail leads through forests down to the traditional villages of Surke and Pakhepani along with rhododendron forests on the way. Also, you'll encounter a great view of Kongde Ri, Khatang, Tang Ragi Tu and other 7000+ meter peaks from Paiya.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 3-4 hrs
  • 2,730 m/8,956 ft
  • Domestic Flight

From Paiya, there is a short descent to a wooden bridge which we cross and make a steep and slippery ascent to Kari La Pass, 3145m. A narrow trail winds down through the rhododendron and bamboo forest. The scene will be beautiful with Dudhkoshi River valley below and the Dudh Kund Himal in the background. Pangoma is a farming and trading village.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 2,850 m/9,350 ft

Today, we climb the first half hour or so to the Pan gum La (3175 m/10410 ft) and our gateway toward the Hinku Valley, and now start to head eastward and then in a northerly direction. It is a solid descent to the Hinku River of at least 900 meters depending on which path we take, and then a climb up to our camp high on the other side near the Surke La. Eventually, we reach Nashing Dingma.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 2600m

After having an early breakfast, we climb up to the Surke La (3085m/10118ft). We now follow the spine of the Surke Danda ridge northwards towards Mera and the Hinku and camp part way along at a yak herders clearing or Kharka. .

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 3600m

To acclimatize properly, we've especially set a rest day at Chalem Kharka. We'll be hiking nearby and come down to again to Chalem Khakrk to stay overnight. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

The trail gradually ascends up to Panch Pokhari today. On the way, you will get to inhale the heavenly odor of Himalayan incense and herbs. If the weather's clear, you will get to witness impressive views of Dhudkunda Himal. At Panch Pokhari, which means the combination of 5 holy ponds, we’ll be staying overnight in a lodge. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 4223m

You will cross a small stream and slowly ascends for around two hours and then descend down to Mujang Khola. During the ascent, you will get to see the captivating views of Panch Pokhari, Pangre Pokhari Danda and great yak pasture. From Mujang Khola, you will cross a river and trek through a dense forest of pine to reach Kothe. Kothe is located at the bank of a river with numerous lodges. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5-6hrs
  • 3550m

Today, we ascend gradually following the Hinku River. We will be surrounded by Mera Peak and other white giants throught the trail. On the ridge above the river are pastures. Gondishung is a summer herders’ settlement where there is an ancient monastery. The trees become sparser as we will be nearing the snow line. Thangnak is a summer grazing area.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 4350m

The trail crosses boulders left by Sabai Tsho, the glacial lake which is close to the trail north of Thangnak. We follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to the grassy Dig Kharka, which offers exclusive view of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From a ridge above Khare, there is an excellent view of the route we will take to Mera Peak.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4 hrs
  • 5,045 m/ 16,551 ft

Today we take a rest day at Khare for proper acclimatization. To acclimatize, we spend the day exploring and practicing climbing techniques with our guide at Khare. If we feel strong enough with sound health, we can trek as far as Mera La and return back.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 3-4 hrs
  • 5,350 m / 17,548 ft

We ascend for three hours over a boulder strewn path up to the glacier. There is a short climb to a glacial plateau leading up to Mera La. The views from the pass are spectacular. From the pass we descend about 100m towards the Honggu side and set up our base camp on the rocky moraine below the ice.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 4 hrs
  • 5,350 m/17,552 ft

We make the steep ascent to Mera La and continue up the rock-strewn north flank to a rocky outcropping where we set up high camp. From High Camp, we enjoy the glorious views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchanjunga, Cho Oyu, and south face of Lotshe, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse. We can also see most of the route to the summit.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 4 hrs
  • 5,780 m/18,963 ft

Today, we have an alpine start before daybreak as the climb usually takes 5-6 hours. We put on crampons and rope together for the steep climb to the summit. There will be a number of crevasses, so we will need to take precaution if there has been recent snowfall. The is a short sharp scramble up an ice-wall to the summit is well rewarded with spectacular views of Cho Oyu, 8201m, Lhotse, 8516m, Everest, 8848m, Makalu , 8463m, Pumori, 7161m, Lobuche, 6145m and many others. It takes about 2 hours to retrace to our steps to Khare. This will be a tiring day but the view at the top will make you feel worthy for the effort you've given for the climb.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 9-10 hrs
  • 5,045 m/16,551 ft

There is no guarantee that there will be favorable weather for scheduled summit day. In such case, we might not be be able to take the top of Mera Peak. The reason can be; due to bad weather or any other reason like someone in the group having altitude related problems, etc. So, this extra day gives you some flexibility so that you can attempt for the summit the following day. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

We descend into the Hinku Valley to Kothe which stays on the open hill side which lies west of the Hinku River. The wind blowing down the forest makes the descent quicker. We get fantastic views looking back at Mera Peak.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 7hrs
  • 3,600m /11,811 ft

Today, we again climb up about two hours through the lush forest on the west side of Hinku Valley to Thuli Kharka. It's a nice walk through the red Rhododendron forest with off beaten path of Himalaya of Nepal. We can observe the wide range of Mera peaks; Mera North, Mera Central and Mera South from Thuli Kharka.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6-7hrs
  • 4,200 m/13,779 ft

Two hours of steep ascent from Thuli Kharka takes us to the craggy Zatrwa La, 4610m, where we look back on the Hinku wilderness and the peak we just climbed. The descent from the high crags can be icy. Finally, we reach the forest and farmland of the Dudh Koshi Valley. After several days in Himalaya, you'll find Lukla a busy and bustling place with wide variations. We enjoy a celebratory dinner with our crew.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 7-8 hrs
  • 2,800 m/ 9,186 ft

You take an early morning flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Domestic Flight

After breakfast, there will be free time for souvenir shopping and other independent activities. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight. 

  • Breakfast
  • Private Tourist Vehicle

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, 4 nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 15 nights (twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • Accommodation during Camping ; Meals during Camping One night at Base camp and One night at High Camp 
  • All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • English speaking experienced and certified Sherpa Guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • All Camping Equipment required during the trek, sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment
  • Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bar
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff while Camping Days 
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for Two Trekkers basis in all of our Climbing Trips
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill's T-shirt
  • Energy Supplies (Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh / Can Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Mera Peak Climbing Permit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Round-Trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla (Airport Tax Included)
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Excess baggage fees
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Mera Peak Climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
     

Personal Climbing Gears 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 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (drinks, mineral water, boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary

Availabilities

FromToStatusPrice  
start date20 Oct, 2020end date10 Nov, 2020Available$2900
start date30 Oct, 2020end date20 Nov, 2020Available$2900

Departure Note:

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

Available - The date is available to book and 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 Nepal.
 

If you have limited time and won’t be able to do the 20 Days Mera Peak Climbing then we do have Rapid Mera Peak Climbing just 13 days. 

We have set dates for departure to the Amazing 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 then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 10 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 10 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Mera Peak is also possible. Contact us to design your own private trips with you 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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Useful Info

Why Climb Mera Peak with Annapurna Foothills Treks?

Annapurna Foothills Treks has been running climbing expeditions for over 12 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.

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.

Flight Delay/Cancellation:

Domestic flights to mountain regions can be delayed or cancelled due to bad weather. Be aware that you may have long waits in the airports. From our side, if a flight is cancelled we make sure you get on the next possible flight.

If flight cancellations at the start of your trek delay your trek to the point of disturbing your onward travel schedule, you will be free to choose an alternative trip; there are many excellent options in the Annapurna, Langtang and other regions. If you do not wish to take an alternative trek, and wait in Kathmandu for the flight to Lukla, your original trek may be shortened due to the days lost in waiting. In such case, the client will be responsible to bear all additional expenses including food and accommodation.

If the client wishes to make an alternative arrangement such as a helicopter flight, Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions will assist in making the booking, but will not cover the cost of the alternative arrangement. The refunded money of the unused flight ticket would be credited to the concerned client, however.

There will be no refund for the days of the trek that are missed. You will not be entitled to any refund for services in the package (ie hotel, transport, flight) that you did not use due to the cancellation.

It is advisable to allow one or two extra days at the end of your trip to allow for flight delay/cancellation.

FAQs

Where is Mera Peak?

Mera Peak 6476m is claimed to be the highest permitted trekking peaks situated in Mahalangur section administratively in Nepal's Sagarmatha Zone, Solukhumbu District, and Makalu Barun National Park. It sits in the Mahalangur section of the Himalaya to the East of the main Everest massif.


When is the best time to climb Mera Peak?

The best time to climb Mera Peak is during autumn season (September to November) and spring season (March to May). Winter climb is also possible.


How difficult and technical is Mera Peak?

Though Mera Peak stands at 6476m, it is a straightforward climb involving glacier trekking and only a basic level of mountaineering skill is required. It’s a peak of less technical difficulty but leads to strenuous long climb to reach the summit and taking care on descend where walk and climb leads to moraine-ice-snow and glaciers.

Climbers must be mentally prepared to deal with strenuous situations at high altitude and give their best effort to reach High Camp (summit night) in good physical condition. 


Is climbing permit required to climb Mera Peak? If yes, who arranges the climbing permit?

Climbing permit for trekking peaks is a legal document issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) authorizing the climber to attempt the climb on designated peak or route. Yes, climbing permit is a must for Mera Peak. The climbing permit is included in the package cost and we will arrange the climbing permit and transport service.


What are the different routes to approach Mera Peak?

Mera Peak Climbing Route 1: via Zawtra La Pass (4610m)

Mera Peak Climbing Route 2: via Paiya – Pangom - Ramailo Danda

Mera Peak Climbing Route 3: via Cholem Kharka - Khola Kharka – Panch Pokhari
 

What kind of travel insurance do I need before doing the climb?

Annapurna Foothills requires that all participants on our Himalayan climbs and treks purchase Travel Insurance that includes coverage for search, evacuation, repatriation and medical expenses for the duration of climbing Mera peak or any other peaks in Himalaya of Nepal.


Why should I choose to climb Mera Peak with Annapurna Foothills?

Not just because we are a Nepal based local operator but our Sherpa climbing guides are experienced, competent, professional and all of them have numerous high altitude experiences including Mount Everest and other 8000m in the Himalaya of Nepal. Our guides in Himalaya are provided with satellite phone communication allowing us to maintain excellent emergency contact capabilities and keep your friends and family informed of our progress during the long weeks away from home. We focus on safety, quality and value for money by providing good equipments, gears and logistics required for your trip, things that many lower cost programs don’t facilitates with.


What is the policy on Leave No Trace?

We value and operate eco friendly trips and are highly committed to Leave No Trace. Our guides and staffs are well aware of their responsibility toward environment. Garbage which is burnable are sorted and burnt and those which can be recycled are taken back to Lukla and handover to Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC).


How much will I be spending on trail per day?

You won’t be spending much on trail as the cost of accommodation and 3 meals a day are included in your trip cost while booking with Annapurna Foothills. USD 20 to 30 (NRS 2000-3000) per person per day will be enough since you have to personally pay for items such as beverages, cold and hot drinks, charging electronic devices, Wi-Fi, hot showers at the tea houses.
 

In case of bad weather and our Lukla flights get cancelled, what are the alternatives that we will have?

If our domestic flights to or from Lukla get cancelled because of bad weather, we’ll have two major options;

  • Reschedule your flight next day. Additional expenses like accommodation, food etc. need to be paid by guests.
  • Other option will be a Helicopter flight which will be expensive compared to regular flights. Cost will depend upon availability, number of members and baggage weight.
     

How can I communicate if there’s an emergency during the trip?

At most villages along the Mera Peak trail, the tea houses will have internet facility. You need to purchase internet recharge cards. The internet speed will be very basic. You can also purchase Nepalese SIM cards (NCEL or NTC) but their coverage will be limited. And our climbing guide will also carry a satellite phone for emergencies with minimum cost.


What happens if I need to leave the expedition beforehand?

Well, it depends upon the kinds of emergency you’re going through. If you have to leave the expedition due to ill health or severe injury, we will arrange an emergency air rescue immediately which will fly you out of the mountains to Kathmandu for medical attention. Make sure your insurance covers high altitude mountain search and rescue.

If you are able to walk down, one of the assistant guides will guide you down 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 beforehand, we are committed to pay the porters and guides for the duration of the trip for which they are hired. So, refunds for the unused days for your trip will not be given. We can provide something complementary depending upon the cases.


How many nights in tents will I spend during Mera Peak Climb?

We spend one night at Base Camp and another night in High Camp before our summit push for Mera Peak. We will return down to Khare on the same night. We will have one reserve day just in case of bad weather or any other reasons. In that case we will spend another night at High Camp.
 

How is the summit day like?

SUMMIT DAY is the main day of your climb. Obviously it will be the tough, challenging, long day and equally rewarding day. We start the climb early in the morning let’s say around 2 or 3 AM in the morning depending upon the situation on the mountain. Generally, the climb will take around 10- 14 hours depending upon the climber.


Do you also offer tailor made departures?

Yes we do offer tailor made or private departures for Mera Peak. If our listed departure dates are not fitting your travel plans then we can organize a private or tailor made departures for you and your loved ones.


Any tips on how climbers can maximize their chance of success on Mera Peak?

Acclimatization is the key. We highly suggest taking enough time along the trail. Before you start your trek trainings back home, strength and endurance, physical training, multi day hiking experience and we suggest previous trekking experience above 4000m for Mera Peak. Right gears and equipments is also a must. With that said, we will provide best possible logistics and support during your trip, our experienced, competent and friendly Sherpa guides are always there to provide you guys maximum chances of making the summit.


Can I hire only Guide and a Porter from you?

Yes, you can hire Trekking and Climbing Guide and Porter services from us. We can offer customizable services of Guides, Porters, Domestic Flights and Documentation.


Is it healthy to take showers during the trek?

You can get hot shower services throughout your Mera Peak Trip. However, the higher you climb the less pleasant it will be. It’s better to be on the safe side of things and we suggest not taking shower on a regular basis when you’re above 3000m. Hot showers also refers to Hot water bucket provided not the real showers.


What sort of food can I expect on Mera Peak Climb?

Food during your trek can be one of the major highlights. Meals around the mountains consist of a diet rich in carbohydrates because our bodies do not process fat and protein efficiently at higher elevations and to compensate the increase in caloric need that high-altitude climbing involves. We try to make meals and breakfast varied and as normal as possible. Typical meals are rice, noodles, pasta, potato dishes along with vegetable and egg dishes. Lunches will also consist of cooked meals. Above Base Camp, climbing food mainly consists of dried meals such as pastas or rice. Basically, you will have dinner and breakfast at the lodge where you stay overnight and lunch will be at the tea houses on the way.


How big will be group size?

We mainly focus on small groups. We take up to 10 trekkers in a group so that we can provide personal care to each of our members. If you have group of more than 10, please contact us for amazing group discounts and customized services.


Is it safe to travel as a single women or girl in Nepal?

Yes, it is safe to travel to Nepal and to do solo trekking as a single women or girl. We are more responsible for this matter and we ensure all security and safety for solo women traveler. Upon request we can also arrange for a Female trekking guide as well.
 

Why should I visit Nepal for a 6000m peak climbing?

Nepal should be on top of your BUCKET LIST for trekking and climbing adventures. For climbing a 6000m peak as well because Nepal comprises 1400 trekking peaks above 6000m and 8 of the 14, 8000m peaks in the world. With the rich variety of flora and fauna, landscapes, the hospitality of the Nepalese locals, the favorable climatic and geographical conditions, the rich cultural spirit which represents a unique blend of Buddhism and Hinduism, it is fair to say that your mountaineering ambitions can be taken to a new level here in Nepal.

Do you provide trekking gear and equipment for Mera Peak Climbing?

We provide your personal gears required during the Mera Peak Climbing. We can recommend some good stores where you can rent or buy good down jackets or sleeping bags.
 

Do I need to join a group or can I climb solo?

There is no requirement to join a group or departure dates to climb a 6000 meter peak in Nepal. We always try to be flexible with our trips for our guest’s convenience. We are open to changes on the trip details as long as the proposed itinerary or suggestions does not harm your own chances of acclimatization.

Private or Solo Trips is possible but a bit more expensive compared to joining a fixed date. We highly recommend hiring a reputable guide service for a safe and secure climbing experience. With Annapurna Foothills, there is absolutely nothing to worry about if you wish to do a private solo trip or join a departure date. We assign local professional guides, porter etc whom you could trust with your life as they are highly experienced and give first priority to your safety.
 

What is the luggage limit for porters and on flight to Lukla?

The luggage limit for Porter is around 25 KG. We will provide one porter for two trekkers during the trip. Porter are those staffs who not carry only your luggage but also lift your spirit to reach new heights and your affection and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination.

Lukla flights weight limit is 10 KG. Extra baggage can be taken with additional costs.
 

Count me in for the trip. How do I book?

We’ll be happy to welcome you soon in Nepal and provide you our expert team to do the magnanimous Mera Peak cimbing in the Himalaya of Nepal.
Please get in touch for further details. 

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