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Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak Climbing - Mera Peak Climbing

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Ready for strenuous climbs that are worth the challenge? Get rewarded by real Sherpa culture and lifestyle and awe-inspiring spectacular panoramic views at the summit of Mera Peak.

Mera peak is situated at the elevation of 6,461 metres on the edge of the famous Khumbu Region in the Everest Himalayan range. Mera Peak clmbing is becoming more and more popular for first time climbers. This is the highest trekking peak in Nepal so to climb Mera Peak it is essential for adventure seekers to be physically fit. Although Mera Peak is not technically difficult as ascending snow slopes rarely exceed 40 degrees, it is very physically demanding due to altitude. 

This itinerary has been designed carefully allowing plenty of time for building fitness and acclimatization which is essential for this trek. The trails goes to Mera Base camp through the trraditional Sherpa villages and alpine forest trails of the Hinku valley containing blue pine and rhododendron. Mera Peak summit offers beautiful views of 5 of the 6 highest mountains in the world. Those being Mt. Everest ( 8,848m), Mt. Lhotse ( 8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,485m), Mt. Kangchenjunga (8,586m) and Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,201m).  

An itinerary and program can be designed throughout the year by High Himalayan Trekking and expedition according to each client’s individual interests and needs. 

All our trips are tailor made trips with personalized services. Please let us know the number of participants in your group, your choice of hotels and amendments in our itinerary, if any, so that we can quote you the price.

Trip facts

Program Type : Peak Climbing

Duration: 19 Days

Grade: Challenging

Price : 2450

Destination: Mera Peak Climbing

Starting Point: Lukla

Ending Point: Lukla

Min. Group Size: 2

Best Season: March, April, May, June, September, October, November

Max. Altitude: 6,461m.

Accommodation: Hotel, Camping

Average Hiking: 5-7 hrs/day

Geography: Countryside, Forests, Glaciers, Mid hills, Mountains, Rivers, Towns, cold places, valleys

Min. Altitude: 1350m.

Program Type: Guided Trekking and Peak Climbing

Special Interest: Ethnic People, Photography, peak climbing, , Environmental education, adventure, exploration, Nature cruises

Altitude profile

Day-by-day altitudes on the Mera Peak Climbing:

Climate profile

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Detailed itinerary

Day 01 :Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 02 :Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley and preparation day

Day 03 :Flight to Lukla (2,850m) and trek to Chuthanga (3,175m) - 4 hrs

Day 04 :Trek via Zatrawala Pass (4,610m) and trek to Zatrabok (4,704m) - 6 hrs

Day 05 :Trek to Kothe (3,800m) - 5 hrs

Day 06 :Trek to Thangnak (4,600m) - 4 hrs

Day 07 :Acclimatization at Thangnak (4,600m)

Day 08 :Trek to Khare (5,000m) - 3 hrs

Day 09 :Rest day at Khare (5,000m) for acclimatization

Day 10 :Trek to Mera La pass (5,350m) - 5-6 hrs

Day 11 :Trek to Mera high camp (5,780m) - 4 hrs

Day 12 :Climb to the Mera Peak (6,476m) and return to Khare (5,000m) - 8 hrs

Day 13 :Trek back to Kothe (3,800m) - 6 hrs

Day 14 :Trek to Zatrabok (4,704m) - 6 hrs

Day 15 :Trek to Chuthanga (3,175m) - 6 hrs

Day 16 :Trek to Lukla (2,850m) - 3 hrs

Day 17 :Flight to Kathmandu - 35 min

Day 18 :Leisure time in Kathmandu

Day 19 :Departure to the Airport and Farewell

If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed especially for you.

For this Trek at least you should have 3-4 days extra time if in case there is bad weather situation during the trekking period.

We can organize this activity anytime. We recommend going during March, April, May, June, September, October, November. However, going during Peak Climbing is disrecommended. You can also join another group for the following fixed departure dates:

Start End Price
27.09.2017 15.10.2017 Book
05.10.2017 23.10.2017 Book
13.10.2017 31.10.2017 Book
21.10.2017 08.11.2017 Book
22.10.2017 09.11.2017 Book
30.10.2017 17.11.2017 Book
07.11.2017 25.11.2017 Book
15.11.2017 03.12.2017 Book

Mountaineering royalties must be paid at the Tourism Industry Division, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu or at the Nepal Mountaineering Association at Naxal, Kathmandu, before starting on a mountaineering expedition.

Climbing royalties

 

Foreign Climbers

Nepalese Climbers

Altitudes / Peak Name

Spring

Autumn

Winter/Summer

Spring

Autumn

Winter/Summer

Mount Everest (8,848 M) Normal route.

$11,000

$5,500

$2,750

75,000NPR

37,500NPR

18,250NPR

Mount Everest (8,848 M) Other Route

$11,000

$5,000

$2,500

60,000NPR

30,000NPR

15,000NPR

8,000 – 8,800m.

$1,800

$900

$450

10,000NPR

5,000NPR

2,500NPR

7,501 – 7,999m.

$600

$300

$150

800NPR

400NPR

200NPR

7,000 – 7,500m.

$500

$250

$125

6,000NPR

3,000NPR

1,500NPR

6,501 – 6,999m.

$400

$200

$100

5,000NPR

2,500NPR

1,250NPR

Mount Amadablam (6,812m.)

$400

$400

$200

8,000NPR

8,000NPR

4,000NPR

Less Than 6,500m.

$250

$125

$70

4,000NPR

2,000NPR

1,000NPR

Entry fees must be paid to enter the 20 Protected Areas in Nepal that have been divided into National Parks, Wildlife Reserves, Conservation Areas and Hunting Reserve. One must also obtain hunting license to hunt in the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. Please note that Dhorpatan is the only protected area where hunting is licensed.

Trekking permit is required, to trek in any part of Nepal. Visa is only valid for the towns and the places reachable by road. All trekkers require a trekking permit to visit Nepal’s interior regions, which are not connected by highways. Recently the Annapurna, Langtang and Everest region and few others regions have been declared permit free areas though National Park or Conservation Area fees are required.

We help trekkers to issue their trekking permits, national park, conservation and heritage sights entrances permits from Kathmandu(whole region) or from Pokhara (Annapurna region only).

Trekking permit fees

Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS)
Trekkers must acquire Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card before the onset of their trek. TIMS Card has been mandatory to control illegal trekking operations and ensure the safety and security of the trekkers in the general trekking areas. TIMS Card helps to store the database of trekkers and records their whereabouts for safety reasons. Fees, passport copy, and a passport sized photograph are required to obtain TIMS Card from theTourist Service Center, Bhrikutimandap, and Trekking Agencies’ Association Nepal (TAAN) Office in Maligaon and Government registered trekking companies in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Each visitor who goes trekking through a trekking company must pay $10 USD and each free individual trekker (FIT) must pay $20 USD per trekking route per person per entry in equivalent Nepali Rupees only. Part of the collection will go into maintaining the trekkers’ database and the rescue of trekkers in need of emergency services.

Apart from this, the following extra trekking permits are required for some regions:

Lower Dolpo
Kanchenjunga
Gaurishankar
Lamabagar
$10 USD/person/week
Manaslu Dec-Aug: $50 USD/person for one week + $7 USD/person for each extra day
Sep-Nov: $70 USD/person for one week + $10 USD/person for each extra day
Humla
Simikot
Yari
$50 USD/person for one week + $7 USD/person for each extra day
Upper Mustang
Upper Dolpo
$500 USD/person for 10 days + $50 USD/person for each extra day

Chekampar
Chunchet of Gorkha District
Sirdibas, Lhokpa, Chumling, 
Chekampar, Nile, Chule

Dec-Aug: $25 USD/person for 8 days + $7 USD/person for each extra day
Sep-Nov: $35 USD/person for 8 days + $10 USD/person for each extra day

Entrance permits fees for National parks and Conservations areas

Trekking through national park or conservation areas require an entry permits.

Visitors entry fees

  Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Makalu-Barun national park
Sagarmatha national park
Langtang national park
Rara national park
Shey Phoksundo national park
Khaptad national park
Rs. 3,000/person +13% VAT Rs. 1'500/person + 13%VAT free 
Bardia National Park
Parsa Wildlife Reserve
Koshi Toppi Wildlife Reserve
Rs. 1,000/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 50/person
Chitwan National Park Rs. 1,500/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 100/person
All Conservation Areas Rs. 2,000/person Rs. 200/person free

Jungle drives / vehicle entry fees

  Car Jeep Van Chopper
Chitwan National Park Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 4,000/day Rs. 5,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Parsa, Shuklaphanta
Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve
Rs. 1,000/day Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 3,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing

Entry Permits are available at the following locations

  • Kathmandu: Tourism board office Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu (for all conservation and national park area of Nepal)

  • Pokhara: Nepal Tourism Board (for Annapurna only)

Note: Entrance fee not required for children under 10 years of age. This entry permit is valid for one Conservation Area or national park area. Trekkers visiting both the Conservation Areas will require obtaining individual Entry Permits for each Conservation Area or national park area. Two passport size photographs are required while applying for each Entry. 

Terms and Conditions

This Entry Permit is valid for single entry only and is nonrefundable, non-transferable. The permit holder can enter the designated places within the Conservation Area or national park.Person entering the Conservation Area shall abide by the National Park and Wildlife Conservation Act 2029 B.S. (1973, Nepal) and the Regulations made under this Act.
This Entry Permit must be carried during the entire trip and should be shown if concerned personnel of the Conservation Area want to check it.
Entry permits to these area will be issued only from the entry permit counters. Entry Permits will not issue from any check posts along the routes of those areas. Therefore, all visitors are requested to obtain entry permit before entering those areas.

A typical trekking day
A typical day’s walk lasts from five to seven hours and involves a number of ascents and descents. It is rare to spend much time at the same level. On an organized camping trek, the day is run to a remarkably tight schedule: up at 6 am with a cup of tea, pack the gear before breakfast, start walking at 7 am, stop for lunch around 12 o’clock for about half an hour, start after lunch at noon and stop walking at about 3 pm. The dinner is served around 6.30 pm and followed by a briefing for the next trekking day and then it is time to go to sleep.
Please be aware that this time table may be adjusted according to weather conditions, availability of camp sites, water supply etc.
To ensure you will fully enjoy your trek and make the most of it, we also advise you about the following points which should seriously be taken into account:

Food and Water
Lodges and tea houses are carefully chosen by our staff all along the trek. We will make sure that excellent food will be provided to you and that water is boiled or adequately treated, as this is one of the basic rules for healthy trekking. On a camping trek, your only concern with food is sitting down to eat it! The porters carry all the food along with them and there will be a cook with assistants who can turn out meals of often stunning complexity, like baking a cake

Altitude Sickness
Acclimatization is very important for trekking above 3500m. Our trekking schedules have been carefully designed to maximize your ability to acclimatize safely. We ascend slowly and ensure an adequate number of rest days.

However, it is still possible for mountain sickness and your guide will be watching for symptoms with an experienced eye throughout the trip. These symptoms are commonly headache, nausea, lethargy and sometimes breathlessness. If you or any of the group members display any of these symptoms, we will be able to provide informed advice and ensure a proper course of action.

Money
Everything is included in the price of the trek, except for the purchase of water and soft / hard drinks so we advise you to always carry Nepalese rupees during your trek. The amount to be carried depends on the area and the duration of the trek.

Be a responsible trekker and minimize your impact

  • Although trekking in the Himalayas plays a vital role in the economy of many mountain areas, it also may have a negative impact which has become a major concern.
  • From an ecological point of view, always carry your rubbish with you, drink treated water instead of mineral water in order to reduce the use of plastic bottles.
  • Be respectful of the flora and the fauna.
  • From a human point of view, please respect Nepalese culture and traditions. It is a good thing before leaving for the trek to have a look at the “Do and Don’t” since an inappropriate behavior, though considered normal in Western countries, could severely shock or hurt local people.
  • Do not “steal” pictures and always ask permission from the person before photographing them.
  • Please do not give money or sweets to the children directly on your trip, as this encourages them to beg and may contribute to dental problems. If you would like to give something back, you can assist with our charity work by volunteering or giving a donation.

Travel insurance

Travel Insurance is highly recommended for all of our clients who are travelling to Nepal in the near future. Before you buy Travel Insurance for Nepal, you should make sure that the Insurance policy covers the cost of a rescue helicopter from mountainous or remote regions of the country and covers all extreme activities for your trip such as rafting, expedition, trekking, canyoning etc. If you fall ill or have an accident during your trip in Nepal, the cost can become exorbitant if you lack travel insurance.

Many insurance companies from all over the world are providing travel insurance services at a reasonable cost and if you are travlling in a group, you may be able to get further discounts.
Finally, please always have a printed copy of your insurance policy handy while travelling in Nepal and also, save an e-copy online. If you need more information about travel insurance, please feel free to contact us.

Nepal Visa

Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.

You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and one passport sized photo with a light background.

Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:

  • Multiple entry visa for 15 days US$ 25
  • Multiple entry visa for 30 days US$ 40
  • Multiple entry visa for 90 days US$ 100

You may pay in Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Tourist visa extension facility:

  • Visa extension fee for the period of 15 days us US$ 30
  • Visa extension fee for the period of more than 15 days US$ 2 per day.
  • Visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a visa year (January - December) at the Department of Immigration.

No visa required for:

  • Children below 10 yrs.
  • Any foreigner, who has stayed in Nepal up to fifteen (15) days continuously and re-enters Nepal during the same visa year.
  • Any tourist who is entering Nepal for three days or less.

Dos and Donts:

  • A tourist may stay in Nepal up to 150 days in a visa year.
  • A tourist must extend his/her visa before expiry of the visa validity period. A tourist who does not comply with these regulations may be liable of fine and other prosecution as provided in Immigration Act and Rules.
  • A foreigner having obtained tourist visa shall not be allowed to work with or without receiving remuneration.
  • A foreigner shall not be allowed to carry out any work other than that for which purpose s/he has obtained the visa.

Should you have any question regarding visas, please contact us.

Although every guide on your trip carries a comprehensive medical kit, it is advisable to bring a small supply of first aid items for your own personal use. Base your kit on the following list, plus any special medications you may require:

  1. Insect repellent.
  2. Antiseptic cream.
  3. Sun/face cream and lip screen.
  4. Throat lozenges or hard candies.
  5. Anti-diarrhoeal drug
  6. Anti-protozoan. (Flagyl). Ask your doctor.
  7. Antibiotics. A broad-spectrum antibiotic. Please ask your doctor.
  8. Analgesics. Aspirin, Advil or Tylenol - for headaches etc.
  9. Moleskin or Second Skin for blisters.
  10. Diamox. Already discussed.
  11. Re-hydration salts. A small tub of Gatorade powder mix is a good idea.
  12. Multi-vitamin tablets are a good idea.
  13. Iodine-based water purification tablets.

Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath and Changu Narayan Temple. Entrance fees must be paid before touring Lumbini Gardens, the sanctuary of the Mayadevi Temple, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in Lumbini, Rupandehi. Entrance fees must be paid before touring the Central Zoo in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, and museums in Kathmandu Valley. Entrance fees must also be paid before touring local museums in different parts of Nepal.

 

  Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Narayanhiti Durbar Museum Rs. 500 Rs. 250 Rs. 100
Kathmandu Durbar square Rs. 750 Rs. 150 free
National Museum Chhauni Rs. 200 Rs. 25 Rs. 20
Patan Durbar Square Rs. 500 Rs. 100 free
Patan Museum Rs. 250 Rs. 25 Rs. 10
Patan Golden Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 20 free
Mahabouddha Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 30 free
Bhaktapur Durbar Square Rs. 1,500 Rs. 500 free
National Art Museum, Bhaktapur Rs. 100 Rs. 50 Rs. 20
Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) Rs. 200 Rs. 50 free
Bouddhanath Stupa Rs. 250 Rs. 150 free
Pashupatinath Temple Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000 free
Changu Narayan Temple Rs. 100 Rs. 25 free
Ethnographic Museum, NTB Rs. 200 Rs. 100 Rs. 30

You should make an appointment to get a check-up with your family doctor and dentist before embarking on your trip. Below is a quick list of frequently needed immunizations. This is only a basic guide and we strongly recommend that you follow the advice given by your doctor.

  • Tetanus: An updated booster shot every 10 years is recommended.
  • Typhoid: This series is now available in pill form and provides 5 years of coverage.
  • Hepatitis (A): The Hepatitis A Vaccine (commonly called Havrix) is highly effective and provides 10 years coverage.
  • Hepatitis (B): The Hepatitis B Vaccine is recommended for long term travelers and those in the health care profession. Twinrix is a combined Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccine.
  • Meningitis A+C: This vaccination is now recommended for Nepal. Each shot provides three years of coverage.
  • Rabies Vaccine: Recommended for long term travelers but optional for tourists.
  • Cholera: The risk of cholera to the foreign traveler or resident in Nepal is still minimal.
  • Yellow Fever: Yellow fever is not a disease risk in Nepal and is only required if arriving from a country where yellow fever is present.
  • Diamox: A number of studies have consistently shown that the controlled taking of Diamox (Acetazolamide) can be effective in reducing some of the symptoms of AMS (acute mountain sickness). We would recommend that you ask your doctor to provide you with a small supply of Diamox (12 x 250mg tablets).

Given enough notice, your doctor or local health clinic should be able to administer all the above. Two excellent sources of up to date medical advice are: The CIWEC CLINC in Kathmandu, Nepal and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Pickup and drop from and to airport by private vehicle.
  • 3 star Hotels in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast plan.
  • Guided City tour in Kathmandu.
  • All standard meal during the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner).
  • All twin sharing accommodation in lodges during the trek.
  • Government license holder English speaking local guide.
  • All necessary paper works and permits.
  • Peak Permit fees.
  • Garbage Deposit Fee.
  • Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with Tea & coffee. (Camping section)
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide fully water proof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc.)
  • Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek. (Camping section)
  • A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek and climb.
  • General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc.
  • The required number of local staff and Porters to carry your luggage and to assist you during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine for all trekking staffs.
  • All fee of national parks and conservation areas.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag provides by High Himalayan trekking and expedition (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes.
  • All official expense.
  • Farewell Dinner. 

What is not included

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.  

General Trekking Equipment

The equipment and clothing you require depends on where and when you trek. Of course, you will not need the same equipment for going up to the Everest Base Camp in the middle of winter and doing a short, low altitude trek.

  • One backpack to be carried by the porter with a large plastic bag to put inside the backpack in case of rain
  • One light day pack
  • One warm sleeping bag, especially if you camp. In tea houses, there is no heating in the rooms
  • One pair of waterproof broken in trekking shoes
  • Three pairs of socks
  • One rain coat
  • One down-jacket
  • One pair of long pants and one pair of short pants
  • Three T-shirts, long and short sleeves
  • One sweater
  • Three pairs of underwear
  • One bathing suit (there may be hot springs along the trek)
  • One pair of gloves
  • One warm hat / one sun hat
  • One pair of sunglasses, with good eye protection if you intend to climb glaciers
  • And also: head torch with extra batteries, multi-purpose knife, sun block lotion, towel, soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, a large reusable water bottle, purification drops/tablets to treat the water, medicine (band-aids, blister pads, painkillers, stomach pills, anti-diarrhea tablets, antibiotic, sterile plain and crepe bandages, tube of antiseptic cream, decongestants/antihistamines, throat lozenges, paracetamol or aspirin, camera equipment, binoculars, walking stick

Remember that all this equipment can also be bought or rented in Kathmandu

Additional Equipment for Peak Climbing

In addition to the general equipment above referenced, you will also need:

  • Climbing boots
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • Carabiners
  • Ice screws
  • Snow bars
  • Tapes/slings
  • Rock pegs
  • Helmet (crash hat)
  • Warm climbing trousers
  • Waterproof climbing jacket
  • Gaiters
  • Lightweight thermal/ insulated ski gloves
  • Down high altitude sleeping bag
  • Climbing sunglasses
  • Lightweight fleece
  • Fleece/wool for climbing
  • Descenders
  • Ascenders

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