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MERA PEAK CLIMBING


Max Altitude:
icon 6,476m
Duration:
icon 15 Days
Starts From:
icon Lukla
Best Season:
icon Spring /Autumn
Activity:
icon Alpine trekking / Climbing
Difficulty:
icon Alpine grade "F", Physical
Group Size:
icon 3
Accomodation:
icon Lodge and Tented
Trip Fee
$$$$
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About the trek

Highlights Itineraries Date and Cost What To Take Faqs Cost includes / excludes Enquiry Cancellation, inclusions and Policies Vital Information

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OVERVIEW

Mera Peak is a mountain that lies to the south of Everest and to the north-east of the airstrip at Lukla, standing prominently between the wilderness valleys of Hinku and Hongu, in the Sagarmatha region of Nepal. At 6,476 meters (21,247 ft) it is classified as a trekking peak. It contains three main summits: Mera North, 6,476 meters (21,247 ft); Mera Central, 6,461 meters (21,198 ft); and Mera South, 6,065 meters (19,898 ft), as well as a smaller "trekking summit", visible as a distinct summit from the south but not marked on most maps of the region.

Highlights

  • Amazing view of the Himalayan panorama. It includes Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), and Cho Oyu (8188m),Makalu and kanchenjunga
  • The lifestyle, culture, tradition, and hospitality of local ethnic groups, especially Sherpa and Rai.
  • Beautiful and villages in the trekking
  • Exotic floral and faunal diversity along the trekking trail. You will see Rhododendron, pine, and oak forest along the trails.
  • The lush forests, green hills, rugged landscapes.
  • Natural diversity: Greenery, vegetation and terraced farms alongside the trek route
  • You get to walk through the peaceful, off-the-beaten-paths of the makalu barun vally,
  • You can click awesome photographs of the unspoiled and crisp hinko valley.

First Ascent of Mera 

The first ascent of Mera Central was on May 20, 1953, by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing (who was known by the nickname The Foreign Sportsman). Mera North was first climbed by the French climbers Marcel Jolly, G. Baus and L. Honills in 1975. The region was first explored extensively by British expeditions in the early 50s before and after the ascent of Everest. Members of those teams included Edmund Hillary, Eric Shipton, and George Lowe.

You see big mountains from the high camp and Mera peak summit  

Out of which 5 are amongst the 14 highest mountains in the world Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu (8201m) and Makalu (8,463m).  But that’s not the full picture. You see the mahalangur mountain range massif at an arm’s distance. The view from the summit is one of the finest in the Himalaya with five 8,000m peaks visible: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga, as well as other Himalayan

NOTE: It has been a matter of curiosity of many climbers that on which- North Mera Peak (6,476m/21,240 ft, Central Mera Peak (6,461m/ 21,190 ft), or South Mera Peak (6064m/ 19890 ft) have we been operating our Mera expedition. In general, we operate expedition to Mera Central (6,461m/ 21,190 ft) although the highest one is Mera North (6,476m/21,240 ft). Due to huge crevasses and glacial changes happening there in the route to Mera North we operate the expedition to Mera Central

Things You Should Know?

  1. This is a high mountain peak. It demands excellent physical fitness and good health. To increase your chances of success, members should be in good physical condition. Have a good overall standard of fitness and experience in the high mountain. A fierce determination and a burning desire to climb the mountain are essential prerequisites for this expedition.
  2. This peak climbing requires the proper right equipment and good condition of climbing equipment. Please visit sidebar Colum Equipment list
  3. Previous Alpine climbing experience in your country mountains or somewhere snow cover mountain in the world
  4. Depending on group size if there is 1 to 3 person will do Alpine Climbing rope up system (no fix line rope) if more than 3 person in the group we do fix line rope system (Himalaya classic system}
  5. This is adventurous that consists of high altitude trek and climbing over 5000 meters for nearly more than a week. If you do not have previous experiences but still have no problem walking for 6-9 hours every day, then we are happy to take you on board.
  6. During the acclimatization day around base camp, we do Traning and practice of climbing technique
  7. If you are average fit then most of our treks are doable by you. If you are not sure whether you are fit or not then please consult our email address info@ianepal.com / +977 9856008848 WhatsApp.

Basic technique skills alpine climbing require

  • Rock and ice
  • Rope knots (figure of eight, clove hitch, Italian hitch, prussic etc.)
  • Using a climbing device (harness, carabineers, ice screw, ice axe, belay device, jumper,  
  • Flat-footing system (walking) with crampon on ice and snow (up, down and traverses)
  • Ascending
  • Descending
  • Belaying technique
  • Anchorage system

Itineraries

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu Transfer to respective hotels

Day 2: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu by plane Trek to Chutanga 3,430m

Day 3: Trek to Tuli Kharka 4,300m

Day 4: Trek to Mousum Kharka 3,430m

Day 5: Trek to Tagnag 4,360m

Day 6: Rest day for acclimatization Hiking day up to 400m

Day 7: Trek to Khare 5,000m in the afternoon Acclimatization climbing day up to 400m

Day 8: Trek to Mera Base Camp 5,300m Acclimatization climb up to High Camp 5,780m

Day 9: climb to High Camp 5,780m

Day 10: Climb Mera Summit back to khare village

Day 11: Reserve and contingency day in case of bad weather condition

Day 12: Trek to Tuli Kharka

Day 13: Trek to Lukla

Day 14: Flight to Kathmandu

Day 15: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 16: Final Departure

Date and Cost

will update soon ......

 

What To Take

Equipment list for Mera peak climbing 

Climbing equipment list for Mera Peak climbing 

Helmet, Harness, Ice-axe semi a normal one, Lock carabineers, Unlock carabineers, Quickdraw (2Pic), Tape sling (60cm and 120cm), Auxiliary cord (assistance rope) - 7mm (5mters), Cow’s tail personal safety cord, Belay device (eight, ATC guide or reverso), Ascender (jumer), Micro traxtion (If you have), Ice screw (10cm and 12cm), Crampons (normal one)

Primary Essential 

Passport, Money, Credit Cards, Personal Travel Insurance, Passport size photos, Pen & dairy book, the Communication device (laptops, Tap or phone), Camera

Eye protection

Sunglass UV more than 500%, 

Note: - if you have eyes problem please consult your doctor because of in Nepal High Mountain has dry air and in the city so much dust

Skin protection

Sunblock cream SPF 25 to 50 (small tube), Lip balm SPF 10 to 15

Note:-depending your skin, please consult your doctor (as our experience some of my clients get allergy from sunblock cream)

Other accessories

Day backpack (15 ltr to 20 ltr), Duct tape (few meters –you can roll-on water bottle or trekking pole), Portable solar charger, Backup power bank, Bathing Suit: Towel, Toothpaste, and brush, floss, mini hairbrush, razor, soap, a mini bottle of shampoo, travel mirror, nail clippers, etc and rain cover

 

FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Where and How do I get a Visa for Nepal?

As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.

Visa Type

         Tourist Visa

  •     15 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 30$.
  •     30 days Tourist Visa costs USD 50$
  •     90 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 125$.

Gratis(Free) Visa

For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.

Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals

Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration

2. What do I Need to Get Nepal Visa?

  •     Two Passport-sized photos with a light background.
  •     Bring Cash USD to get the visa fee.
  •     Your passport must valid for at least 6 months.

3. What type of Accommodation Do I Get at Mera Peak Climbing?

At City: Kathmandu/ Pokhara

  •     Hotel / Resorts ( one room for two people)
  •     Note: if you need a single room, email us at info@ianepal.com
  •     For the Single Room, we charge a single supplement.

While Trekking:

·         Eco Lodges ( a small house with few rooms at remote areas)

While Climbing:

  •     Tented Camp (minimum 2 people in one tent)
  •     Infinity adventure Nepal provides you v25 model mountaineering Dome Tent.
  •     For Single Tent, we charge a single supplement.

4. Does Climbing Guide Need for Mera Peak Climbing?

Yes, Climbing Guide is very essential for Chulu West Peak Climbing because it is not just for being a bit technical, but also due to several reasons like:

  •     Climbing Rules and Regulations of Nepal Government.
  •     Provide Climbing Training Before Any Climbing
  •     Guide Route, Fix Ropes or alpine-style climbing in small group 
  •     Sound Altitude Experience
  •     Personal Care and Safety, Medical Care
  •     Crossing Glacier or Ridges (Crevasses Fields) with Ladder
  •     Help for Using all mountaineering gears and equipment, use of Oxygen, high altitude food
  •     Provide high mountain rescue techniques at an avalanche.
  •     Mountain weather forecast
  •     Speak Fluently English

5. Is this peak suitable for beginners who don't have previous climbing experience?

It is a suitable peak for a beginner but you will get two days of advanced climbing training Base Camp then you are allowed to climb. For the beginner please have two more days than our mentioned itinerary. Please inform us as early as possible about the training.

6. How busy is this Peak?

Comparatively, this peak is much popular peak among the climbers. It has lees human traffic as compared to other peaks. You will rarely meet more than 20 to 50 people during your climbing trip.

7. Which season is the best to summit this peak?

In our vast experience in this field, we recommend a month because our geography and our weather format

West region – mid-April, May, mid-September, October, November and till mid-December

East region – April, May, October, November and till mid-December

The trekking and climbing routes are open throughout the four-season although there will be the problems of weather conditions and other circumstances in some season.

8. Do I need to bring all the climbing gear and equipment personally?

Most of the climbers use their own climbing gear and equipment so it's better if you have your own. Even if you don't have personal gears and equipment you can rent or buy in Kathmandu.

Note: alpine boot and crampon must be a good size and good condition. Better to bring and have your own. Other related climbing gear you can rent in Kathmandu.  

9. How much weight a porter can carry?

Depending upon the steep hills, slopes, and difficulties and high altitude of the trail one porter can carry 25 to 30 kilograms of weight.

Usually, we provide one porter for one client.

But, We will also provide porter according to the size of your group if needed.

10. Will my guide be experienced and certified?

We have very experienced guides who highly trained and experienced, have climbed over 6000m to 8000m peaks as well as and have guides experienced for at least 5 years to 18 years. All our guides are certified from IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guides, Nepal Mountaineering Association mountaineering Guide, and trekking guides Ministry of Tourism licensed by Nepal Government.

11. Can we do this climbing peak with kids?

We take bookings for this peak climbing trip for people over 16 years old. For the trekking doable with kids as well and we have previous experiences of organizing family tours.

12. What is the tipping ratio? Do I have to pay the tip for climbing guides and porters? If yes, how much?

In Nepal cultural wise, the tip is expected by the climbing guides and the porters. There no actual ratio for tipping, however some pay as summit bonus to the guides and porters. We do not have a summit bonus facility so you could give tips according to your satisfaction with the guides and porters. Normally, the climbing guides get USD $200 while porter gets USD $100 each.

13. Do I need to carry Oxygen cylinder and Gamow Bag (PAC)?

Normally, you don't need to carry an oxygen cylinder and Gamow bag as Mera Peak Climbing is an easy peak climbing. In case of your requirements or your health issue, the staff of our company IANEPAL will provide you in case of an emergency.

Trek cost includes / excludes

Whats Included

Documentation: - Climbing permit, national park fees, coordination with relevant government office. All government taxes are included in the price

Accommodation: - 3-night hotel in Kathmandu 3* Hotel, lodge during trekking and best camping tented at base camp full setup, and one sleeping tent v25 model searing base 2 people above base camp

Food: - full board meal during the trek best available hotel/lodges or tea house and climbing

Transport: -  Domestic flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu, international airport arrival & departure, all land transportation around cities with privet vehicle, Helicopter evacuation for Nepali team, Porter, or yaks for this expedition and cargo domestic flight maximum 20 kg.  

Communication: - Sat phone with a normal charge for use, Walkie-talkies for mountaineering team, weather report

Expedition team: - IFMGA Mountain Guide and climbing Sherpas, cook and kitchen boy at base camp and Government Liaison Officer. Equipment allowances & wages for the Nepali expedition team.

Safety equipment: - First aid kit, Oxy meter, and common climbing equipment in the group.

Whats not included
  1. PERSONAL equipment for climbing & trekking
  2. Personal & medical Insurance of expedition
  3. Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  4. Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  5. Personal expenses
  6. Bar Bills & beverage                                               
  7. Tips for all group member
  8. Insurance of member
  9. Visa & visa extension fees
  10. Cost of emergency evacuation
  11. Summit bonus of Climbing Sherpa
  12. walkie talkie radio set
  13. sat phone
  14. Other charges at lodges/tea houses such as showers, internet access or battery re-charging, hot water, extra hot drink.

Cancellation, inclusions and Policies

If our clients fail to make their trip or want to cancel their program due to any unavoidable circumstances following charges will be made for the Trip Cancel

  • Less than 60 days in advance: 15%
  • Less than 45 days in advance: 25%
  • Less than 30 days in advance: 50%
  • Less than 15 days in advance: 75%
  • Less than 10 days in advance: 85%
  • On or after the starting date: No refund will be made

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Vital Information

RISK AND LIABILITY

IANEPAL will make every effort to ensure that your Expedition be smooth and as pleasant as possible. However, please be reminded that all programs in Nepal are strictly conducted under the rules and regulations of the Nepal Government and Tourism Bureau. Therefore, we shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances to Government restrictions, landslides, road blockages, flooding, snowfall, political disturbances, illnesses or accidents. Any additional costs that are a result of such circumstances will be borne by you at the very spot.

HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS

High-altitude illness is due to a decrease in oxygen at high altitude.

Atmospheric pressure decrease as altitude increases but the percentage of oxygen in the air remains constant; as a result, the partial pressure of oxygen decreases with altitude and is at 5500m (18000 feet) is about ½ of that at the sea level.

High-altitude illness is seen in people in people who have recently arrived at high altitude or have just gained altitude, and may start any time from few hours to a few days after ascending. High altitude is arbitrarily defined as altitudes higher than 3.000 m (10.000 ft). people with heart and hung decreases may have difficulty at lower altitudes and, rarely, a healthy, a healthy person will develop altitude illness at as low as 2500 m (8.200 ft).... READ MORE

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions, and destinations in your itinerary are included in your insurance policy, We advise to valuable clients to have full insurance against Medical, Evacuation, Trip cancellation, lost or damaged baggage, Air delays, etc. for this peak climbing, you must be covered up to 6000m altitude. 

Please take a copy of your insurance policy to the pre-trip briefing, as the guide, will need to collect your insurance details. We also ask that you keep a copy of your policy summary (containing policy number and emergency contact number for you insure) in your daysack at all the time, so that we can access the information should wee need to contact the insured on your behalf.

PASSPORT AND VISA 

Please double-check that your passport is valid for 6 months beyond the date of arrival in Nepal. We recommend that you take a photocopy of your passport and keep it separate from the original, and this will be useful if the original is lost while you are traveling. You must carry your passport on the trek with you, as it is required for internal flights.

Lukla Airport,

which was renamed the Tenzing Hillary Airport in 2008, are both extremely small and extremely busy. With its short runaway, steep incline, and quickly changing weather, Lukla has one of the most challenging runways in the world. In fact, for the past 20 years, it has been named the most dangerous airport in the world. High winds, low lying clouds, and sudden changes in visibility are some of the reasons behind this title. Bad weather is also a huge factor in the frequent cancellation of flights. Lukla is a gateway for Everest region trekking and climbing


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