Mera Peak Climbing
Peak Climbing

Mera Peak Climbing

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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude 6119m
  • Grade Adventurous
  • Duration 18 Days
  • Group Size 2 - 15

Overview

Mera Peak Trek & Climb one of the most impressive trekking peak and holds as the highest trekking peak among other over 6,000 meters, Mera Peak Trek & Climb leads into absolute isolation and in wilderness with natural surroundings away from villages and human settlements, this is truly a remarkable adventure into the most wild area of Hinku valley in eastern Khumbu region, located just south east from the giant world highest Mt. Everest offering amazing scenery of beautiful landscapes, hills and valley with high snow capped mountains.

Mera peak highest summit stands at 6,461 meters and 21,190 feet, with climbing grade rated as PD ( Peu Difficile / a little technical difficult and walking on glaciers) the grade as per Swiss / French Alpine System, this trekking leads to enclosed and well hidden Hinku valley, in perfect isolation on the remote side of Khumbu and Everest region, this whole Hinku valley enriched in flora and fauna with dense pristine forest of rhododendron, magnolia, and birch, pine trees.

Mera Peak Trek & Climb, on leaving the forest tree lines leads to arctic zone with ice, glaciers and moraine, starting the climb from High Camp at 5,780 meters, with proper rest and acclimatization in Mera Base Camp 5, 300 meters, the approach to the summit is straight forward climb with less technical challenge than other trekking peaks.

Our expert guides will fix ropes and make the path where necessary for safe climb to the top summit, from the top of Mera Peak, offers an overwhelming panorama of surrounding high mountains from Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Mt. Makalu all the way to Mt. Kanchenjunga in the far eastern horizon.

This magnificent adventure begins and ends with a sweeping scenic short flight to and from Lukla town, the gateway to Everest and to other wonderful area of Khumbu, walk leads through high passes, tranquil forest, summer pasture, and towards moraines and glacial lakes after an adventurous climb to Mera Peak, return journey on the same route back to Lukla, from here concluding this awesome adventure with scenic short flight back to Kathmandu, after completing this fascinating journey to Mera Peak trek and climb with Unique Holidays excellent services and caring.

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive in Kathmandu received by Unique Path Trekking staff

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport meet Unique Path trekking with warm welcome with garland and transfer to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu at Thamel area, after fresh up and relaxation Unique Holidays guide will brief on the program regarding hotel, Kathmandu and trek and climb of Mera Peak.

Day 02

In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and preparation for the trip

A leisure and a free day in Kathmandu as this spare day which helps to sort out the climbing gear and allows you with proper preparation for the trek and climb to Mera Peak and with optional half day sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu 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.

From this small area of Tuli Kharka, today a short morning walk leading downhill with excellent view of Peak 43 and Kusum Kanguru peaks, then reaching to a scenic valley at Hinku area, with stunning South Face views of Mera Peak and back into deep rhododendron and pine forest, with a nice gradual walk through serene forest then reaching a summer pasture area at Mosum Kharka to set our overnight camp on a meadow near Hinku Drangka River.

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

At this altitude is of over 4,360 meters having a rest for acclimatization would be an advantage here at Tagnag, before heading higher elevation and the climb of Mera Peak, an optional short hike to better view point’s in this beautiful setting, surrounded with stunning mountains and view of Peak 43 at 6,769 meters.

Day 08

Trek to Khare 5,000m - 05 hrs.

From this nice camp at Tagnag with good rest, stating the morning walk with a moderate day walk of about four hours with awesome scenery that surrounds this Hinku valley, walk follows on a moderate trail up over moraine damming the Charpatti Tal (lake), leading to a high area lined with cairns overlooking the glacial lake, then climbing for a short while the path leads downhill to a large pasture at Dig Kharka, from here walking for an hour across the boulder strewn hillside, to at Khare for the overnight camp.

Day 09

Trek to Mera Base Camp 5, 300m/17,384 ft - 04 hrs.

Today, journey leads to our destination for the climb of Mera peak at its base camp, following the trail with a climb over Mera Glacier, leading straight on an ice sections for a short while then with a gentle descent reaching at Mera Base Camp for the overnight camp with ample time for relaxation and short walks around and preparation for climb to Mera peak summit bid.

Day 10

Trek and climb to High camp 5,780 m / 18,958 ft - 04 hrs.

After a leisure day at Mera base camp, walking further up to set the High Camp to make it more approachable to the summit of Mera peak, normally climbers make it from the base camp to Mera top, but it is always safe and better to add one more camp before the summit bid, morning after leaving Mera base camp, trek heads across Mera La to reach Mera High Camp, after few hours of hard walking on this high altitude with few breaks and rest in between then reaching at Mera High Camp, for the last overnight camp before heading back to Lukla, afternoon our expert guides will scout the area of the route of climbing and will fix ropes where necessary, rest of the day preparation for Mera Peak climb, this high camp offers outstanding vista of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse peaks.

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.

Day 12

A reserve day in case of unfavorable weather condition

We have reserved an extra day which will be as contingency day, in case of unfavorable weather conditions some times in this high Himalayan range, the weather can be unpredictable, so an extra day on this type of adventure is very necessary, if all goes well can be used on the way back to Lukla with short day walk enjoying the great scenery along the way.

Day 13

Trek to Khothey 3,600 m - 06 hrs.

After a mesmerizing moment and an experience of a life time return journey back to Lukla with a pleasant trek Kothey through Tagnag and then reaching at Kothey for overnight stop after an enjoyable day’s walks.

Day 14

Trek to Thuli - Kharka 4,200 m - 06 hrs.

From Khothey morning walk leads back to forested area with blue Himalayan pines and rhododendrons tree lines, then passing several nice grazing area and meadows with a gentle uphill climb with sensational views of Mera Peak and other high Himalayan range of mountains, then reaching at Thuli – Kharka for the last camp before Lukla.

Day 15

Trek to Lukla - 07 hrs.

A long day walk today and as well the last day of trekking, starting the day earlier to reach at Lukla, retracing the journey with a climb over Naulekh or Kalo Himal ridges then Zatrwa Og and Zatrwa-La after the hard climb on the downhill trail with lush green vegetation and grand mountain scenery around, a long downhill brings you back at Lukla for the last overnight stop in Khumbu and Everest region, overnight in nice and cozy lodge with a farewell dinner among the great helpers and supporters of Unique Holidays expert guides, staffs and porters.

Day 16

Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

From Lukla the flight starts early morning to Kathmandu, sometime the flight time can get delayed due to bad weather, as per the flight time board in the small plane for a super, scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching at Katmandu domestic terminal our guide and staff transfer you back to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu in and around Thamel area.

Day 17

In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest

We have reserved this day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay in Lukla.

Day 18

International departure for home ward bound

After a most memorable experience of a life time, our staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure as per your flight time for homeward bound or to respective countries.

Note: B L D  = Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
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Service Includes and Excludes

Service Included in this Trip

  • All the ground transportation by car.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3 to 4 stars level.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking and climbing period for you.
  • Seasonable Local fresh fruits.
  • Twin sharing comfortable private room in trekking part and tented camp in climbing part.
  • Trip map.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu with  airport tax.
  • An experienced government licensed holder guide and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porters.
  • All necessary camping gears like two men tent, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment, mattress while climbing period.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • Pasang Lammu rural municipality entry fee.
  • Climbing permit.
  • Climbing equipment like ice axe, Ice crew, snow bar, climbing rope.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

Service Excluded in this Trip

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks) in mountain.
  • Personal equipment.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges).
  • Personal climbing equipment’s ( Joomer, carabiner lock, carabiner unlock, Harnex belt, Eight finger, helmet, gaiters, Boots, crampons).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

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Trip Info

The trip starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla then from Lukla the trip embarks on its first trekking journey from Chutanga. Then, from Chutanga the trekking continues towards Tuli Kharka, Mousum Kharka, Tagnag. There will be a rest day for acclimatizing and after the trekking resumes through Khare, Mera Base Camp then Trek and climb to High Camp, and after climb Mera Summit at an altitude of 5,780 m. Similarly, after the summit, the trip continues to Khothey, Thuli Kharka then trek back to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu for the final Departure.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time for Mera Peak Climbing?

The best time to visit Nepal is during the spring and autumn season. Similarly, during this time it is the perfect for any kind of peak climbing in Nepal. Furthermore, if you visit here during this time of the year you can enjoy the best views of the surrounding. In addition, the trails gets easier for the climb during this time of the year.

What are the challenges during the Mera peak Climbing?

What are the essentials required for the Mera Peak Climbing?

What kind of Weather and Climate will I find on the Mera Peak Climbing?

How fit should I be for the Mera Peak Climbing?

Do I need travel insurance on the Mera Peak Climbing?

Do I need the Nepal Visa for the Mera Peak Climbing?

Can you have altitude sickness in Mera Peak Climbing?

What is the food price at Mera Peak Climbing?

What will happen If I get sick while Mera Peak Climbing?

Is charging my phones and batteries possible in the route of Mera Peak Climbing?

What is the cost for Mera Peak Climbing?

Is traveling to Mera Peak Climbing worth it?

Can the Mera Peak Climbing be done in the winter seasons?

Is there any age limit for the Mera Peak Climbing?

Can I go alone to the Mera Peak Climbing?

Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft

EQUIPMENTS & GEARS

Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills.

Clothing

Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1

Footwear

Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair

Other Equipments

Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream, Sunglasses
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.

Optional

Insect Repellent Toilet Articles Note Book & Pen Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap Pocket Knife Towel Sewing Kit
Plasters Binoculars Camera Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please go through the links below:

For Canadians And Americans

  1. http://www.travelguard.com
  2. http://www.worldnomads.com
  3. http://www.mondial-assistance.ca
  4. http://www.travelassistnetwork.com
  5. http://www.travelex-insurance.com
  6. http://www.travelite.com
  7. http://www.travelunderwriters.com
  8. http://www.hccmis.com/atlas-travel-insurance

For Australians And New Zealanders

  1. http://www.covermore.com.au
  2. http://www.allianz.com.au
  3. http://www.worldnomads.com.au
  4. http://www.bupa.com.au
  5. http://www.itrektravelinsurance.com.au
  6. http://www.1cover.com.au

For British

  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.uk
  2. http://www.worldnomads.co.uk
  3. http://www.thebmc.co.uk
  4. http://www.direct-travel.co.uk
  5. http://www.essentialtravel.co.uk

For Europe And Slovenia

  1. http://www.coris.si
  2. http://www.europaeische.at

For South-Africa

  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.za
  2. http://www.tic.co.za

For Indians

  1. http://www.internationalsos.com/en/asia-pacific_india.htm

MAJOR SYMPTOMS OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS

INITIAL SYMPTOMS

  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.

ADVANCE SYMPTOMS

  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.

SERIOUS SYMPTOMS

  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.

TO PREVENT ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS

  1. If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don’t smoke.
  10. Don’t push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer

MEDICINE

Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol – for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine – for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track’ see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhea’ Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder – for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines – consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.