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Mera Peak Climbing – 16 days

Mera Peak
Country Nepal Max-Altitude 6,461m/21,192ft
Trip StartKathmandu Trip End Kathmandu
Group Size Min 2, Max 12
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and full board meals during the trek/climbing
Accommodation Deluxe 4 star hotel in Kathmandu, standard tea house during trek and tent during the climb
Starting At $ 4,590 USD
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    Mera Peak Climbing offers a memorable ascent to Nepal's highest trekking peak. Before the summit push, enjoy trekking off-the-beaten-path. Trek across the stunningly beautiful and isolated Hinku Valley and Makalu Barun National Park to reach the base of Mera Peak. Avoid a tiring return trek by chartering a helicopter from Khare to Lukla. Enjoy aerial views of the Hinku Valley and the Himalayan mountains from aboard.

     

    Mera Peak has three summits – Mera North (6.476m), Mera Central (6,461m), and Mera South (6,065m). This climbing adventure will involve an ascent to the summit of Mera Central. Since the first ascent of Mera Central by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sem Tenzing in 1953, several climbers have stood atop Mera Peak's central summit. Expedition groups prefer the central summit as its route is straightforward and more accessible.

     

    Your journey begins from Kathmandu with a mountain flight to Lukla. You take the route off-the-beaten-path from Lukla and head towards the isolated Hinku valley. Enjoy the natural beauty of Khumbu in peace. Unlike the busy Everest trail, there will be no noisy crowds of trekkers clogging the path.

     

    Experience walking through the Makalu Barun National Park, an ecological treasure house of rare Himalayan flora and fauna. Traverse pristine forests, high mountain passes, and dramatic glaciers of the Hinku Valley. Breathtaking scenery at every twist and turn will keep you motivated, however exhausted you may feel. En route savor gorgeous views of the five highest mountains in the world- Mount Everest, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.

     

    On Day 11, you begin your Mera Peak Climbing from Khare. You spend a night camping at Mera Peak High Camp and make the summit push from the High Camp. The initial section of the route is non-technical. You head up connected by a 'man rope'. Extreme cold, thin air, and strong gusts of wind could make your climb difficult.

     

    The final 40 -50 meters to the summit is the most difficult involving some technical maneuvers. Once you reach the summit, enjoy the moment and savor the views. After taking pictures, you descend to High Camp and then to Khare.

     

    From Khare, you board a helicopter and fly back to Lukla. During the flight, you can enjoy an aerial tour of the Khumbu mountains and glaciers. Your amazing adventure ends once you return to Kathmandu.

     

    Mera Peak Climbing is recommended for novice climbers looking to ascend their first big Himalayan Mountain. With its straightforward route, challenging high-altitude environment, and elevation of 6461 meters, Mera Central offers the ideal summit. Mera Peak is also suitable for climbers looking for an acclimatization climb before trying out an eight-thousander.

     

    Experienced Sherpa climbing guides who have summited Mount Everest and other high mountains will lead this Mera Peak climbing adventure.

    Why Do Trekkers Like You Love This Itinerary?

    • Reach the top of Nepal's highest trekking peak – Mera Peak
    • Easy and straightforward climb with minimal technical section
    • Avoid the tiresome return trek with a helicopter flight to Lukla from Khare
    • The best Himalayan peak for novice climbers
    • Trek past the scenic and seldom explored Hinku Valley
    • Visit the camps (kharkas) of nomadic yak herders
    • Traverse glaciers, mountain passes, pristine forests, and Himalayan rivers
    • Outstanding views of 8000-meter peaks – Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, and Makalu
    • Pre-climb training at the base camp
    • Safety ensured while climbing by experienced Sherpa climbing guides who have summited Mount Everest and other eight-thousanders
    • Guides trained in first aid and wilderness survival

    When Is The Best Time To Go?

    The best seasons for Mera Peak Climbing are spring and autumn, when the weather generally remains stable. One can expect brief spells of rainfall in spring, but it's warmer and comfortable. There are bursts of color along the trail as rhododendrons and wildflowers bloom and add color. During autumn, the skies open up and offer crystal clear views of the mountains.

    Is This The Right Trip For You?

    • This is a high-altitude climbing adventure, and you must be in top form physically as well as mentally
    • Your journey involves walking across glaciers, high mountain passes above 5,000 meters, and rough and rocky terrain
    • High level of endurance and stamina needed. Significant drop in oxygen level and temperature while climbing.
    • Experience in high-altitude trekking and climbing (not mandatory)
    • Participants must have basic climbing knowledge (abseiling, ascenders, descenders, ice axe, etc.)

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    What’s Included

    Price Includes

    • Airport pick-up & drop-off service in a private vehicle
    • 4-star Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Best available clean and comfortable Tea house accommodation during the trek
    • Single Tent accommodation during climbing
    • Farewell dinners end of trip
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea/coffee during the trek
    • Nutritious and freshly cooked full board meals prepared by our cook while camping
    • Cook, kitchen staff and other support staff during camping
    • Seasonal fruits during the trek
    • Domestic flights (Ramechhap/Kathmandu – Lukla – Ramechhap/Kathmandu)
    • An extra 5kg luggage allowance on Lukla flight, total 20kg
    • Highly experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, trained in first-aid Trek Leader (Guide)
    • Assistant Trekking Guide (4 trekkers: 1 Asst. guide) for personalized cares
    • Well-experienced Climbing guide (20 years plus and Everest Summiteer) with all his allowance and expenses
    • Assistant climbing guide 2 climbers to 1 climbing guide ratio to ensure that everyone makes it to the summit
    • Porter service to carry your main luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
    • Staff cost including their food, accommodation, salary, flight, insurance, equipment etc.
    • Climbing clinic course, Pre-Climb Training in Base Camp
    • Mera Peak Climbing Permit Royalty and other government tax
    • National Park Entry Fee and Community Fee
    • Mera Peak Climbing certificates issued by NMA
    • First Aid kit, Pulse Oximeter and essential medicines (Paracetamol, Diamox etc.) carried by the Trek Leader
    • Souvenirs - Extollo Adventures’ kit bag (Duffel bag), T-shirt, and trekking map
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trek completion)
    • All camping gear - including camping/sleeping tents, dining tent with table and chairs, kitchen tent with utensils, and toilet tent
    • All required group climbing gear (Rope, Snowbar, Ice hammer, Ice screw etc.)
    • All climbing personal Gear (Including Mountaineering Boots, Harness, Ice Axe, Crampons, and Helmet etc.)
    • All Local and Government taxes, administrative charges
    What's Not Included
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Nepal Visa fee
    • Travel and medical insurance
    • International flights
    • Excess baggage fee (20 kg Baggage allowance for Lukla flight, 10kg check-in baggage + 5 kg hand baggage and 5 kg extra from our company. If you have more then 20 kg then for extra baggage it will cost around USD 1 per 1 Kg)
    • Personal expenses (phone call, internet, laundry, bar bills, snacks, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, souvenirs, hot showers, extra porter etc.)
    • Altitude chamber (PAC) or supplementary oxygen if required
    • Personal trekking gear and equipment
    • Tips for guide, porter and driver (tipping is expected)
    • Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control

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    Accommodation and meals

    While you travel, we will follow three types of accommodations. You will spend 4 nights in Kathmandu at a deluxe 4-star hotel, 10 nights in standard tea houses at various mountain villages and 1 night camping in a single personal tent at Mera Peak High Camp. All accommodations for the trip will be on a twin-sharing basis. Single supplement will be provided on request, at an additional cost (450 USD). However, a single supplement may not be feasible all the time.

    During our Mera peak climbing trip, you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well as the common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner are served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where you spend the night. Whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking whereas only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu. There will also be a Farewell Dinner hosted by Extollo Adventures upon your return from the successful excursion.

    Frequently asked questions about this trip

    General Questions

    We provide our professional and technical expertise services in remote areas in the Himalayas. Every effort will be made to stick to the original itinerary. However, since the weather and climatic conditions up in the mountains are sometimes unpredictable, we cannot guarantee that we will follow the original plan. The health condition of a group member or unexpected natural disaster, etc. can also contribute to unplanned situations. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to the plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required. For any unexpected occurring and challenges in the mountains, our Himalayan guides are entirely reliable and superbly jovial people. With their skill and knowledge of the region, they will readily devise a new plan and propose to you.

    Yes. A representative, preferably the guide along with driver will be there at the airport’s arrival sector to meet you and escort you up to your hotel room. We include all airport pick up and drop offs as a part of your travel program. We will be with you the entire time of your stay in Nepal.

    There are telephones (landlines) in most of the villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. Mobile phone services are available throughout Nepal but the quality of the reception varies from location to location. Internet facilities can be found in only a few villages. However, these facilities can be expensive. Our guides will carry high quality satellite phone to make sure of good communication during the climbing part too.

    You need to be in good shape with some trekking experiences and have the ability to walk 8 – 9 hours uphill and downhill per day. It is suitable for passionate trekkers and challenge seekers hence positive attitude, excellent health, and strong determination is required. Besides, it is advisable to climb with a highly reputed trek operator like us, with experienced guides and their significant mental preparation with a personal touch.

    Regarding the difficulty, the challenging factors are high altitude and few technical skills we will teach you during our pre-climb training. Our Mera Peak Expedition itinerary provides ample time for acclimatization. This peak is suitable for first time climbers willing to experience the height of mountains in Himalayas.With good physical shape, regular exercise, positive attitude and no medical conditions related to lungs or the heart can easily complete this adventurous trip.

    Important notes ( Read before you book )

    Some Important Things To Know Before You Go
    • Flight Delays in Kathmandu/Lukla

      Flights between Lukla and Kathmandu are generally reliable, though bad weather conditions may cause flight delay or even cancellation. In such scenario, Extollo Adventures will attempt to get you on a chartered helicopter to avoid flight delays. All additional cost would be your responsibility which could be $800 USD or more depending on the number of people on the flight.

      We already schedule one extra day into your trip as a buffer day in Kathmandu in case of such flight delays or cancellations. However, we also suggest you add a couple of additional days at the end of your trip in case of any delays.

    • Travel Insurance

      It is mandatory for joining any of the Extollo Adventures trips is that all clients must be insured, it is strongly recommended that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. There could be comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

    • Extra Expenses and Exclusions

      Extra personal expenses on the trip may include showering, recharging batteries, bottled/boiled water, soda, alcoholic beverages, tipping, visa fees, recreational expenses and other services not listed. Typically trekkers spend around $10 to $20 USD on a daily basis. Following are the items with extra costs during the trek:

      • All the meals (B/L/D) are included in the trek but only breakfast is included while you are in Kathmandu thus, lunch and dinner may cost you $10-15 USD per meal.
      • Tip for the guide and porter after the trek which maybe around 8-10% of your trip cost.
      • Drinking water can cost between $1 and $4 a bottle in the mountains (it gets more expensive towards base camp). Or you may bring water tablets and treat the water during the trek, which costs around $2.
      • Other services like wifi ($3 to $5 per hour), hot showers ($4 to $6) and charging electric devices ($1 to $3 an hour) are available in few tea houses.
      • In case of unforeseen events like bad weather conditions and eventual flight cancellations, you are responsible for extra hotel nights and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla.
      • For the visa fees, please check Visa and Passport Information
    • Visa & Passport Information

      All foreign nationals are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese Visa can be obtained either prior to your arrival at a Nepalese embassy abroad or on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport. It can be also secured at entry points at Nepalese borders.

      • Your Passport must be at least 6 months valid
      • Use your passport details to enter information on your visa application
      • Bring at least 3 recent passport photos (for your Nepal Visa, Trekking permit, etc.)

      Following are the fees either in US dollars cash or the equivalent Nepalese currency:

      • Multiple entry 15 days US$ 30
      • Multiple entry 30 days US$ 50
      • Multiple entry 90 days US$ 125

      You can use this full address while filling up your visa application:

      Street: Amrit Marg
      Ward No: 19
      VDC/Municipality: Kathmandu
      District: Kathmandu
      Country: Nepal

      For further information please visit: http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa