The Mera Peak climbing ascend will be undertaken very gradually with great caution. You will be in safe hands with constant help and guidance from our professional and experience team members who will perform all the necessary tasks like clearing the route and fixing ropes if necessary. Once you reach the top of the tall peak, you will be amazed by the views of the surrounding silver peaks which will make all the hard work worth it. While returning, we will trek down via the Zatra-La Pass. Following this itinerary has some good perks. It will give us the chance to not only trek down through the magical wilderness of the nature, but also through quaint hamlets which will give us a peek into the rich and unique lifestyle and culture of the beautiful alpine civilizations. Since the route is also longer, it will leave us ample amount of time for acclimatization and exploration.
Despite its notorious elevation, the peak is relatively easier to ascend in comparison to neighboring peaks like Island Peak climbing and Lobuche peak climbing. For experienced climbers, it is a technically straightforward peak to ascend, with the main challenge being proper acclimatization to the high altitude. This reason makes Mera peak climbing a popular trekking peak choice, with a great number of climbers – even those with little to no mountaineering experience – flocking to the region to climb the peak. However, all individuals are strongly advised to take part in preparation fitness and altitude acclimatization training before taking on the journey. At Team Himalaya, we are fully committed to make your ascend to Mera Peak climbing a safe, adventurous, and truly unforgettable one.
A fit person with little or no climbing experience can attempt a non-technical climb. Whereas for technical climb, one needs to be fit and trained or have prior experience of climbing peaks. The difficulty of the climb varies for different mountains.
Currently, we provide Island, Mera and Lobuche Peak Climb.
Travel insurance is really important for peak climbing. We recommend you to get ensured of adequate travel insurance in your respective country. This insurance will help to cover your uncertain medical expenses or helicopter evacuation fees.
The spring and autumn seasons are the best time for mountaineering activities in Nepal. This includes the August-November and March-May.
Experienced, well trained, licensed Sherpa guides will lead and guide throughout the trek and climb.
You are required to get a permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. They will issue the legal document and then you will be all set for the expedition.
Your accommodation will be in small hotels and tea houses until the basecamp. Once your climb commences from the basecamp all your climbing gear and food will be carried by the porters. A spacious tent will be assigned to you and Sherpas will feed you warm high-altitude food during the climb.
Your major source of drinking water is bottled water. Apart from that, purified and filtered and boiled water is available in the teahouses and lodges.
The amount of oxygen is low so, many climbers generally have a hard time breathing and are prone to AMS. Apart from that, your skin can get sunburned if you don’t apply sunblock or wear protective clothing.
It depends on the peak that you choose and also the condition of the weather. Generally, it requires one or two days to summit the peak. Some other factors such as peak elevation and location might also affect the time to reach the summit.
There is always a first time for everything and climbing a mountain can be one of the best things to try for the first time. There are various options of non-technical peaks that can be attempted by novice climber. Our guides will lead you and train you if necessary, for reaching the summit.
The uncertain weather and geographic layout of the mountains make the climb difficult. This means some peaks require high technical skills whereas others require no technical skills at all.
In teahouses and lodges, you will get a variety of dishes including soups, continental dishes, etc. While on the remote regions, Nepali Dal Bhat and noodle soups are available. And on the basecamps and during the summit, a Sherpa guide will prepare dry meals for you.
The cost solely depends on which peak you wish to climb and also how many fellow climbers you have in your group. The total cost will include your trekking cost, transportation cost, permit costs, guide cost. For more information contact us.
For comfortable journey shoes have thick soles will help you a lot. As there are lots of rocky and steep trails, getting a specific trekking shoe would be a wise idea. However, on snow routes, you will need crampons, ice-ax and another climbing harness.
Most of the popular trails have local VHF Phones but, in remote and isolated regions the communication is limited or not available at all. So, in these cases, a satellite phone is required for communication.
What is the trip about ?
|Trip Standard||on Lodge with camping on climb|
|Trek Grade||moderate to adventurous|
|Highest Spot||PD less technical (Swiss & French grading system)|
|Trekking||14 Nights & 15 Days|
|Total Trip||16 Nights & 17 Days ( Kathmandu to Kathmandu)|
|Season||April to June & September to December|
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,800m begin trek to Chutanga 3,430m – 04 hrs.
Morning transfer to domestic airport for a sweeping scenic flight of 30 minutes to Lukla, and at present named as Tenzing –Hillary Airport.After a leisure time here for an hour or more, our first day walk of this adventure starts towards to our first overnight camp at Chutanga, trek passes several villages and farm lands with great scenery of hills and valleys then finally reaching at Chutanga, a summer pasture and a grazing area surrounded with dense pine and rhododendron tree lines, rest of the afternoon at leisure and for acclimatization’s.
Day 04: Trek to Tuli Kharka 4,300 m – 06 hrs.
After a wonderful rest at Chutanga, our adventure continues with a morning climb to cross over Kalo Himal Ridge around Nau Lekh rocky mountain range, which separates the Khumbu area from Hinku Valley and western Makalu region.The trek over the first pass leads to a steep climb and then reaching a top ridge which is decorated and festooned with many Buddhist prayer flags at the height of 4,450 meters, this pass is called Zatrwa Og, from here walk traverses over a boulder slope, then around a corner and to a climb once again to Zatrwa-La at 4,600 meters, with impressive stunning views across Dudh Kosi river valley and peaks of Karyolung and Lumding Himal, after marveling the awesome scenery an hour downhill reaches to Tuli Kharka for the overnight camp.
Day 05: Trek to Mousum Kharka 3,430m – 04 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Tagnag 4,360 m – 05 hrs.
After this nice quiet spot at Mousum Kharka morning trek follows towards north leaving the forest area behind, after a pleasant walk reaching to a wide open valley with a pasture land and small Sheppard’s huts, walk continues to a small bridge to reach at Gondishung at 4,350 meters which is near to Tagnag area, this place with a small wooden huts and shelters of stone wall enclosures.Gondishung has an interesting 200 year old small Gompa (monastery shrine), from this nice place walk continues for another hour to our overnight camp at Tagnag, which is a small yak herder’s temporary settlement, at present there are few tea houses and small lodges to cater the needs of travelers using this route, specially this place is important for staffs, guides and porters for a tea break and to socialize.
Day 07: Rest day at Tagnag for acclimatization.
Day 08: Trek to Khare 5,000m – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Mera Base Camp 5, 300m/17,384 ft – 04 hrs.
Day 10: Trek and climb to High camp 5,780 m / 18,958 ft – 04 hrs
Day 11: Climb to Mera Peak summit at 6,461 m / 21, 1907 ft – 08 hrs
A Big Day! Starting very early before the break of dawn for the summit bid, our route leads with a steep climb; where our guides have fixed ropes earlier on necessary sections, after a hard strenuous climb without any technical difficulty reaching to the top summit of Mera peak, a dream becomes a reality with an overwhelming success, from the top of the summit overlooking striking panorama that surrounds you with world’s highest mountains lies before you with Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho- Oyu all the way in the eastern horizon Mt. Kanchenjunga including series of other snow capped peaks.After a hard climb and in high spirit of success and enjoying the impressive panorama, descend with care on the longest trail to our base camp.
Day 12: Reserve day in case of unfavorable weather condition
Day 13: Trek to Khothey 3,600 m -06 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Thuli – Kharka 4,200 m – 06 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Lukla – 07 hrs.
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 18: International departure for home ward bound.