Highest access: (6,654m/ 21,840ft)
Duration: 18 Days
Location: Khumbu region
Grade: Peru Difficult (PD)
Himalayan sights: Makalu, Baruntse
Accommodation: Tourist standard to five star as request
Transportation: Car, Flight
Group Size: 2 - 10 Person
Best season: Spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)
Major Activity: trekking/climbing
Airport: Kathmandu Airport
Departure From: Kathmandu Intl Airport
Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during trekking and climbing
Culture: Sherpa and Tamang
First Ascent: May 20, 1953 by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing
Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping
Climbing route: Sourt east and North west
Co-ordinates: 27°46'27''N / 86°54'40''E
Mera Peak (6476m) lies within the Barun Valley Himalayas of the Everest Region which is one of the popular trekking peaks. Mera Peak is classified as one of the NMA trekking peak for peak climbing in Nepal. Climbers are able to observethe major five 8000m mountain peaks from the summit Mera peak. They are: Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga. Several other beautiful peaks and mountains can also be viewed and enjoyed from the summit of Mera Peak. Comparatively, Mera Peak is easier for the climbers to experience expedition in Nepal. The route from its north face is easier for the new Peak Climbers. This north face involves the walking through high altitude glacier. The ease of reaching this elevation might be a risk but, the weather and the condition of snow must be good for safety and success for summit. Choosing the route from West or South face for Mera Peak Climbing must be the difficult ones compared to the north face. These both routes are technically not sound for new climbers.
The climbers who are experienced one can take the opportunity as straight forward ascent for this Mera peak climbing. Mainly due to the reason of being proper acclimatization to the high altitude it sounds hurdle for the new inexperienced climbers. The time must be sufficiently arranged for this Climbing to only such person who is physically fit to make a comfortable ascent. A portable altitude chamber is to be managed for safety precaution during the period. Though, this is one of the highest peaks for trekking in Nepal, the expedition would also be suitable for a climber visiting the Himalayas for the first time. The keen hill walkers with some experience in previous days using crampons and ice-axe might also feel as their lifetime memory through this Mera Peak Climbing.
Snowy horizon offers you full board package for this Mera Peak Mountaineering as a unique adventure including climbing permit from NMA and all other necessary logistics form arrival up to departure from Kathmandu. Our service includes the proper maps of the trekking and climbing route, hygienic high altitude food cooked freshly by our experienced Sherpa cook, experienced and professional trekking and climbing Sherpa and guides, sufficient and quality logistics, properly arranged arrival and departure transfers, well managed accommodation and tours to Kathmandu valley where necessary.
20 Sep/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to the Hotel.
21 Sep/Day 02: Preparation, Briefings, Last minute shopping in Kathmandu.
22 Sep/Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m) overnight acclimatization.
23 Sep/Day 04: Trek from Lukla to Chhutang (3020m)
24 Sep/Day 05: Trek from Chhutang to Khartitang (3900m) via Zatrawa La Pass (4610m).
25 Sep/Day 06: Trek from Khartitang to Kothe (4095m).
26 Sep/Day 07: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4,350m).
27 Sep/Day 08: Rest and acclimatization day at Thangnak.
28 Sep/Day 09: Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5,045m).
29 Sep/Day 10:Trek and climb from Khare to Mera Base Camp (5300m).
30 Sep/Day 11: Trek and climb from Mera Base Camp to High camp (5,780m).
01-02 Oct/Day 12-13: Summit Days; Mera High Camp to Summit (6,654m) and return to Khare.
03 Oct/Day 14: Trek from Khare to Kothe (3600m).
04 Oct/Day 15: Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka.
05 Oct/Day 16: Trek from Thuli Kharka to Lukla.
06 Oct/Day 17:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel; evening farewell dinner.
07 Oct/Day 18`: Transfer to the airport for final departure
18 Apr/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to the Hotel.
19 Apr/Day 02: Preparation, Briefings, Last minute shopping in Kathmandu.
20 Apr/Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800m) overnight acclimatization.
21 Apr/Day 04: Trek from Lukla to Chhutang (3020m)
22 Apr/Day 05: Trek from Chhutang to Khartitang (3900m) via Zatrawa La Pass (4610m).
23 Apr/Day 06: Trek from Khartitang to Kothe (4095m).
24 Apr/Day 07: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4,350m).
25 Apr/Day 08: Rest and acclimatization day at Thangnak.
26 Apr/Day 09: Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5,045m).
27 Apr/Day 10:Trek and climb from Khare to Mera Base Camp (5300m).
28 Apr/Day 11: Trek and climb from Mera Base Camp to High camp (5,780m).
29-30 Apr/Day 12-13: Summit Days; Mera High Camp to Summit (6,654m) and return to Khare.
01 May/Day 14: Trek from Khare to Kothe (3600m).
02 May/Day 15: Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka.
03 May/Day 16: Trek from Thuli Kharka to Lukla.
04 May/Day 17:Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel; evening farewell dinner.
05 May/Day 18`: Transfer to the airport for final departure
Trekking Peaks are the mountain which can be approached in a day to the summit from their base camp including return to the basecamp. Trekking peaks are generally between 5000m to below 7000m. The climbing permits for these peaks can be obtained from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). These peaks are also called NMA Trekking Peaks.
There are no restrictions to obtain climbing permit and anyone with appropriate fitness and skills can attempt a peak climbing. Climbing difficulty varies for different mountains and routes. Non-technical climbs can be attempted by a fit trekker with little or no climbing experience. For technical climbs one needs to have an appropriate level of climbing experience.
There is always first time for everything including peak climbing. There are non-technical peaks, which can be climbed safely by a fit trekker and even slightly technical peaks can be attempted by a novice climber with a professional climbing guide.
To climb high elevation peak the health and fitness is a paramount criteria. The level of fitness required is proportional to peak elevation and route difficulty and length.
Climbing Permit for trekking peaks is a legal document issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Associationauthorizing the climber to attempt the climb on designated peak or route. Attempting a climb without permit is illegal.
Yes climbing permits are required to climb any peak above 5000m and it is illegal to do so without a climbing permit.
A licensed, trained and experienced Climbing Sherpa Guide will lead you while Peak Climbing.
Yes the rescue insurance is required while climbing.
In general August to November and March to May are two climbing seasons in Nepal.
There is no legal requirement to join the climbing group however climbing solo is an unsafe practice. It is recommended to hire the guide even for simple routes.
During the access trek you will be accommodated in a lodge/teahouse; once in the basecamp you will be assigned a tent and your climbing Sherpa will prepare high altitude food; all your climbing gear and food for the climb will be carried by the porter up to the base camp.
It varies for different peaks and weather condition. Generally most of trekking peaksrequire one or two days to summit from the basecamp. The access time varies also and depends on peak location and peak elevation.
It depends on the Trekking Peak. There is a variety of peaks available ranging from non-technical through easy technical to difficult and very difficult technical routes.
Children below 18 are Restricted for Peak Climbing in Nepal. Is this incorrect?
On most of treks bottled water is available. There are also purified filtered water stations in many lodges. The boiled water will be also available in the lodges and from the camp kitchen.
On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available. In the basecamp your Sherpa guide will prepare meals for you from instant dry meals.
It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routeshaving local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone.
You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick vibratim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths. On snow routes you will also require crampons, climbing harness and on many climbs the iceaxe.
At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.
You need to obtain travel insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Your insurance should cover rescue insurance and it should allow the expense of helicopter supported medevac. Nowadays such policies are readily available through many airfare booking agents. Try ihi.com if you cannot find your insurance.
You will require a travel insurance, which will not exclude climbing and helicopter evacuation. You need obtain your insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Climbing insurance may be obtained through some climbing clubs and some insurers such as IHI.
The cost depends on peak you wish to climb and the number of climbers in the group. The cost of the climb consists of trekking cost, transportation costs (airfare or surface transportation), equipment and staff requirements, climbing duration and permit costs. Please consult us.