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Lukla Flight Notice

As per Civil Aviation Association of Nepal (CAAN) decision, flights to and from Lukla airport will be operated from MANTHALI airport, Ramechhap. The Civil aviation association of Nepal (CAAN) has acquainted that there is rapid accession of traffic blockage at Kathmandu Airport and the Lukla sector is believed to be the busiest domestic flights sectors of Nepal. Flight to Lukla is one of the most occupied flights during the trekking season in Nepal and to avoid the traffic congestion and minimize the workload of TIA, they’ve drawn a conclusion i.e. all the flights to and from Lukla are rerouted from Kathmandu Airport to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap again.

The Chief of Tribhuwan International Airport, Raj Kumar Chhetri has informed that all the airlines have prepared for their morning flights to Lukla via Ramechhap. So, if you’ve already booked a trek to Everest region with us within the period above mentioned, make sure that you are prepared for a flight to Lukla via Ramechhap (Manthali airport) instead of Kathmandu. So, we would like to request all our admired guests who have confirmed trips in Everest region to have this information updated: We’ve to drive to Manthali Airport from Kathmandu at 2 am (approx.) to catch the flight from Manthali to Lukla. The 137 km drive will take around 4-5 hours.

Another reliable and a bit expensive option is going for a helicopter upgrade and flying to Lukla straight from Kathmandu. The Kathmandu helipad area will not be affected and you can have Helicopter flight to Lukla from 6.30 am onwards. The upgrade could cost you a top up of USD 350-500 per person depending on the payload and availability of the flights.

  • Duration:12 Nights 13 Days
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Group:1 - 10
  • Activity:Trekking & Climbing
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 6476m

About Rapid Mera Peak Climbing

If you are thinking about getting into the world of serious expeditions, or wanting to experience high altitude without a lot of technical risk, Mera Peak is what you are looking for. Mera Peak, 6476m/ 21246ft . From the summit of Mera Peak you are rewarded with a magnificent view 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. This 13-day package is the most direct route to Mera Peak. 

Mount Mera Peak (6476m) is located at the Mahalangur section in the Khumbu Himalaya of Nepal. Despite being the highest permitted trekking peaks in Nepal, Mera Peak is a favorable option for the less experienced climbers as the trail to the summit is straightforward and less technical. Though physical fitness, strong mindset and endurance is a must for the climb. Our Mera Peak itinerary is carefully designed with steady ascent and a separate day set aside in Khare to allow plenty of time for acclimatization and training before the summit push.

Rapid Mera Peak climb starts with an uplifting mountain flight to Lukla. From Lukla, we move up gradually to eastward, cross the Zatra la pass (4620m) and descend down to the village of Thuli Kharka. This pristine territory of the Everest region is rich both naturally and culturally. The dense pine forests, fields of green and sparkling rivers running down the mountains all surrounded by white snowcapped mountains and the local Sherpa culture adds to this lifetime experience.

The best season for Mera Peak climbing is from March to May (Spring) and from September to November (Autumn). However, the winter is also a great time to climb if you are well prepared for the cold weather. In the crisp and cold month of December the views of the mountains are crystal clear and there are fewer tourists around. The duration of the Mera Peak Trip can be lengthened or shortened according to your preference. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions will arrange every details of your Mera Peak Expedition; lodge accommodation, food, as well as all the necessary climbing and camping equipment.

 

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Itinerary

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Day 01: Fly to Lukla and trek Chutang

We head to Kathmandu domestic airport for the early morning flight to Lukla. It takes only 40-minutes but is an amazing way to start the trek, flying next to the towering mountains. We land on a small airstrip in a valley surrounded by high mountains peaks. Our climbing team is waiting to meet us and soon we start out on our trek. We take a trail heading east, and suddenly find there are few trekkers on this trail leading through pastures and rhododendron and pine forests. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 3-4 hrs
  • 3,020,m/ 9,910,ft
  • Domestic Flight

The climb to the Zatrwa La pass is steep, and if there is snow it can be quite tricky. Since we are not yet acclimatized it is a tough climb. Once at the pass, we look down on the Hinku Valley, and start the short steep descent to Thuli Kharka (Thuli means big, and Kharka means pasture).

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

The trail traverses ridges above the Hinku Valley and then descends through the beautiful bamboo and pine forests. We follow along a ridge of the Hinku River all the way up to Kote. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 4,182m/ 13,720ft

We ascend gradually following the Hinku River. Mera Peak and other mountains tower around us now. 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 are nearing the snow line. Thangnak is a summer grazing area

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 4-4 hrs
  • 4,356m/ 14,291ft

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 Khraka, which offers spectacular views 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
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 5,045,m/ 16,551 ft

To acclimatize, we spend the day exploring around Khare and practicing basic climbing techniques and training with our Sherpa Climbing Guides. 

  • 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 continue up the rock-strewn north flank to a rocky outcropping where we set up high camp. From High Camp we enjoy the view 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
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 5,780,m/18,963 ft

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 are 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 is a very long but satisfying day! 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 9-10 hrs
  • 6,476 m / 21,246 ft

There is no guarantee that there will be favorable weather for scheduled summit day. In case we are unable to summit Mera Peak on day 10 due to weather or any other reason like someone in the group having altitude related problems, this extra day gives some flexibility. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

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

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 4 182 m/ 13, 720 ft

Today, we again climb up about two hours through the lush forest on the west side of the Hinku Valley to Thuli Kharka. It's nice walk through the red Rhododendron forest with beaten trail of Himalaya of Nepal. We observe the wide range of Mera peaks, Mera North, Mera Central, 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 Kosi Valley. After many days in the Lukla seems to be a bustling place. We enjoy a celebratory dinner with our crew. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 7-8 hrs
  • 2,850 m/ 9,350 ft

Enjoy our scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Tranfer to your Hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1300m/ 4265ft
  • Domestic Flight

What's included

  • Accommodation during Tea House Trekking ; local lodges 10 nights (10 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 11 dinners with twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • Accommodation during Camping ; Meals during one night at High Camp 
  • 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

What’s Excluded

  • Personal Insurance for your travel to Nepal.
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue/Evacuation
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tipping (Tips)
  • Liquor, Mineral Water and Soft Drinks
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Availabilities

FromToStatusPrice  
start date03 Apr, 2020end date15 Apr, 2020Available$1940
start date17 Apr, 2020end date29 Apr, 2020Available$1940
start date22 Apr, 2020end date04 May, 2020Available$1940
start date30 Apr, 2020end date12 May, 2020Available$1940

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.


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

If the date you prefer 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 Rapid Mera Peak Climbing is 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 Rapid 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 the independence you desire.

To be safe, you dont need shops worth of Karabiners, ice-screws, snow stakes and rock racks- You need a Sherpa guide as a partner, some rope, a few bits of protection, good weather and overriding urge to die of old age.

The routes we suggest are almost always 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 for Rapid Mera Peak:

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.
 

Rapid Mera Peak Climb 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.
 

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.