MERA PEAK (6476M)
Mera Peak (6,654 m) is the highest permitted trekking peak of Nepal. It stands to the south of Everest and dominates the watershed between the heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Drangkas.
Mera Peak elevates 6,476m above the sea level in the Mahalangur section of Himalayas, south of Mount Everest. Categorized as the trekking peaks, it is one of the most popular among its category. Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. The summit offers some exquisite views of 8000m peaks namely, Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Kanchenjunga and several other peaks. Spring and autumn seasons are the best time to trek this mountain.
J.O.M Roberts, who is regarded as one of the greatest Himalayans explorers of the world ascended to the summit of Mera Peak on 20th May 1953 along with Sen Tenzing following the standard route. There are several routes to the top and all of them require technical skill. However, the route from the north is suitable for the trekkers with less experience. The western and southern-faced ascent is tougher and it is suited for experienced climbers. The typical route to Mera Peak is through Zwatra La pass situated at the height of 4,610m. While travelling through Zwatra La Pass, one can witness amazing sight of antique villages with their rich traditions and cultures. Trekkers get to be more familiarized with the route because this route is comparatively longer.
Mera Peak Trekking is best option for a trekker with modest experience of mountaineering. Its elevation is a challenge for a trekking peak. On the way to the top, one has to encounter with high and difficult passes, however basic technical skills of mountaineering should overcome these barriers. Trekking to the top of Mera Peak leads to the real mountaineering experiences.
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,400m)
Day 02: Rest in Kathmandu; Trip briefing and Preparing
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Chutanga (3,060m)
Day 04: Trek from Chutanga to Tuli Kharka (3,900m) Via Zatrawa La Pass (4,610m)
Day 05: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe (4,095m)
Day 06: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4,350m)
Day 07: Trek from thangnak to Khare (5,054m)
Day 08: Acclimatization at Khare (rest day)
Day 09: Trek from Khare to Mera Peak Base camp (5,400m)
Day 10: Hike from Mera Peak Base camp to High Camp (5,790m)
Day 11: High Camp to Mera Peak Summit (6,476m) and Back to the base camp
Day 12: Trek from Mera Peak Base Camp to Khare
Day 13: Trek from Khare to Kothe
Day 14: Trek from Kothe to Tuli Kharka Via Zatrawa La Pass
Day 15: Trek from Tuli kharka to lukla
Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (transfer to Hotel)
Day 17: Leisure day in Kathmandu City
Day 18: Transfer to International Airport for final departure
- Arrival & Departure: Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
- Hotel Accommodation In Kathmandu: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room.
- Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs.
- Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mera Peak, National park & TIMS permit, conservation entry fee.
- Garbage Management: Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
- Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the trek and climbing.
- Map: Trekking and climbing map.
- Member transportation:
- Air Transportation: (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and while returning Lukla - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
- Climbing Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs From Kathmandu to Lukla (by air cargo) and to Base camp (by Porters / Yak) – While returning: Base camp to Lukla (by porters / Yak) and Lukla to Kathmandu (by air cargo).
- Member Luggage: Up to 30 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porter or Yak.
- Lodging & Fooding: Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trek and BC. Well-managed base camp set up for member & Staffs.
- Porter: Porters per member up to Base camp from Lukla & Porters return from Base camp to Lukla.
- Base Camp Staff: Experienced and well-trained Base camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
- Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staffs & porters daily wages, equipment, food & clothing.
- Base Camp Tent: Each member will have individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
- Base Camp equipment: All camping equipment such as Dining tent with table and chairs, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, & all necessary cooking gears.
- Light: Necessary light at Dinning tent and Kitchen tent.
- High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: Veteran and Government Licensed Climbing Guide.
- Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance: Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food And Clothing.
- Oxygen Bottle (O2): Oxygen bottles will be in stock at base camp in case of an emergency (with appropiate charge).
- Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen mask will be in base camp in case of an emergency.
- High camp service: Necessary cooking gas, cooking pot for member, high altitude tent (sharing basis), high food for member, all climbing and cooking crew. Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
- Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
- Permit: Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permit for all members and staffs.
- Comprehensive Medical kit.
- Certificate: Mera Peak climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association (after climbing Mera Peak successfully).
- Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
- Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
- Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
- Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
- Rescue Evacuation: Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
- Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
- Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
- Internet Service : Internet facility during the trek in not included.
- Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa $300 usd.
- Tips: Calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs.
- Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any other item not listed in “Cost Includes” section.