Rapid Mera Peak Climbing- 13 Days

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.

 

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. 

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. 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.

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. We 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.

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.

 

Planning to climb Mera Peak in 2019 and 2020 ? 

Email us : info@annapurnafoothills.com 

 

Guaranteed Departure in Autumn 2019.. Join Now !!

We have guaranteed departure for climbing Mera Peak on Sep 24 Oct 11th, 20th, 28th, Nov 6th, and 18th 2019.

We normally create small groups. Small groups are sure to be a lot of fun, and it is a great saving too. The Solo Expedition cost  of Rapid Mera Peak is 2500 USD per person; however, if we can make it a group of 04 - 06 members, then the cost per person will be only $2090 USD per person. 

 

Day 1 : Fly to Lukla (2,850m/ 9350ft) and trek Chutang, 3020m/ 9910ft ,3 hrs

Day 2 : Trek to Chhatrwabuk 4200m/ 13779ft via Zatrwa La, 4620m/ 15157, 6-7 hrs

Day 3 : Trek to Kothe, 4182m/ 13720, 4-5 hrs

Day 4 : Trek to Thangnak, 4356m/ 14291, 5 hrs

Day 5 : Trek to Khare, 5045m/ 16551, 4 hrs

Day 6 : Acclimatization Day in Khare /Preparation day

Day 7 : Ascend to Mera Peak High Camp 5780m

Day 8 : Ascending Mera Summit 6476m / 21246ft and back to Khare, 9-10 hrs

Day 9 : Reserve Day

Day 10 : Trek to Kothe, 4182m/ 13720, 7hrs

Day 11 : Trek to Chhatrwabuk 4200m/ 13779ft 6-7hrs

Day 12 : Trek to Lukla, 2,850m/ 9350ft, 7-8 hrs

Day 13 : Fly to Kathmandu 1300m/ 4265ft and transfer to Hotel

Click here to read detail day to day itinerary
Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
10 December, 2019 22 December, 2019 US $2090 per person Available
12 March, 2020 24 March, 2020 US $2090 per person Available
25 March, 2020 06 April, 2020 US $2090 per person Available
03 April, 2020 15 April, 2020 US $2090 per person Guaranteed
17 April, 2020 29 April, 2020 US $2090 per person Available
22 April, 2020 04 May, 2020 US $2090 per person Guaranteed
30 April, 2020 12 May, 2020 US $2090 per person Available
10 May, 2020 22 May, 2020 US $2090 per person Guaranteed
22 May, 2020 03 June, 2020 US $2090 per person Available
22 September, 2020 04 October, 2020 US $2090 per person Available
05 October, 2020 17 October, 2020 US $2090 per person Guaranteed
10 October, 2020 22 October, 2020 US $2090 per person Available
16 October, 2020 28 October, 2020 US $2090 per person Available
28 October, 2020 09 November, 2020 US $2090 per person Available
10 November, 2020 22 November, 2020 US $2090 per person Available
22 November, 2020 04 December, 2020 US $2090 per person Guaranteed
07 December, 2020 19 December, 2020 US $2090 per person Guaranteed

Cost Include(s)

 

  • Accommodation during Trek ; 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 TwoTrekkers 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.

Cost Exclude(s)

 

  • 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

Packing list 

This list is only our suggestion for Mera Peak . 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.  

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.

 

Clothing

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.

 

Upper Body

  •        2-Light weight thermal tops- long sleeved (medium weight merino or equivalent)
  •       3-T shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
  •       1- pull over or jacket (Merino, polartec power-stretch, soft shell, 100 weight fleece)
  •       1-200 weight fleece jacket or prima loft jacket
  •       1-Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)
  •        1-Down parka with hood

 

Lower Body

  •        2-Thermal bottoms (merino or polartec powerdry)
  •        1-Fleece or polartech powerstretch pants
  •       1-Light weight hiking trousers
  •       1-Heavy weight hiking trousers (wind proof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)
  •       1-Hiking shorts (optional)
  •       Waterproof shell pants (lightweight, breathable)
  •       *Under Garments

 

Feet

  •       4- Warm Trekking socks (wool)
  •       *4- Lightweight Cotton Trekking socks
  •       2-Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges
  •       *Gore-tex waterproof hiking boots- (you should buy at home and break them in before you come)
  •       *Spare laces for hiking boots
  •       Snow Gaiters (optional)
  •       Camp shoes/sandals (crocs are ideal)

 

Hands

  • 1-Lightweight gloves-Polypro
  • 1-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • 1 pair expedition shell gloves

 

Head

  •         Warm beanie hat
  •        Tubular Headwear (buff)
  •         Sun hat or cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
  •        Polarised Sunglasses with UV protection

Accessories:

  • 1-Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • 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)
  • Stuff sacks, dry bags, garbage bags etc (to organise and waterproof your things inside the duffle bag)
  • Trekking pole set
  • Sleeping bag (- 30’C)
  • Head lamp and spare batteries
  • Adjustable trekking poles


Personal First Aid kit (we suggest the following items)

  •         *Personal medication
  •         Broad spectrum antibiotics (e.g. Ciprofloxacin)
  •        Diarrhea stopper (e.g. Immodium)
  •        Rehydration salt sachets
  •        Medication for giardiasis (e.g. Tinidazole)
  •        *Blister kit (tiny roll of 3M medical tape/breathable surgical tape)
  •        Antiseptic (iodine or alcohol wipes for cleaning wounds)
  •       *Sterile non-stick absorbent dressing/gauze (for more serious wounds)
  •        *Antibiotic cream (sample size)
  •       10 ibuprofen tablets (anti-inflammatory; pain relief)
  •       4 antihistamine tablets (for bites, allergic reactions; e.g. Benadryl)
  •        throat lozenges
  •        Small Swiss Army knife (which has knife, scissors and tweezers)
  •        Small whistle
  •        Diamox (consult your doctor about this)

 

Toiletries/hygiene:

  • Toothbrush & *paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Toilet paper
  • Light weight towel and *soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • *Face and body moisturizer (the low humidity at high altitude dries the skin)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • *Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  •  Wet wipes/ baby wipes (in case there is no warm water for a wash)
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Sunscreen (with a high UV factor needed for high altitude )
  • Sunblock lip balm (kept in a pocket and regularly applied)

 

Extras/Luxuries:

  • *Lightweight reading material
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  •  *Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  •  Small pillow
  • Thermarest (optional – in case the mattress in the lodge is inadequate)
  •  *Earplugs (in case group member snores)
  • Personal treats and snacks
  •  *Zip-lock bags for snacks so you can divide each day
  •  A bag to leave these in Kathmandu (very cheap in Kathmandu)
  • Shoulder bag or small backpack for exploring around town (optional)
  • *Music player
  • *Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Town clothes and shoes
  • *Swimming costume (for Kathmandu)
  • Tips for your Sherpa guide and porter

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 13 Days

Price : US $2090 p/p

Trip Grade : Alpine Grade 2B

Max. Altitude:6476m/ 21246ft

Min Altitude:1300m/ 4265ft

Min Group:2 Trekkers

Max Group:8 Trekkers

Activities:Trekking, Camping, Climbing

Transport:Private Vehicle, Domestic Flights

Starting / Ending:Kathmandu

Best Season:March- May and September- November

Permits:Barun National Park Fee and Mera Peak Climbing Permit

Hotel in Kathmandu:2 Nights on B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast)

Accommodation during Trek:Local Lodges 9 Nights (9 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 9 dinners )

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