Mera Peak Climbing, a thrilling, scenically stunning and exciting venture is terrifically popular among adventure trekking and climbing lovers. Mera Peak (6461 meter high) is one of the fascinating trekking peaks in Everest region of Nepal as it involves a culturally stimulating journey through remote picturesque villages and forests - followed by a gentle climb to the summit. It is perhaps best known because it is Nepal’s highest trekking peak. Mera Peak Situated on the edge of famous Khumbu Region and dominated by Mt. Everest, Mera Peak Expedition is an opportunity to all the adventure seekers who are physically fit. Lifting the eyes from Mera and keep on lifting them until, above the clouds, its summit panorama takes in five of the world's eight thousanders peak Mountains; Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and many other peaks is an unforgettable experience.
Mera Peak Expedition starts in Kathmandu where we make preparations and enjoy the diversity of this ancient town before boarding on our exciting mountain flight into the town of Lukla in the Khumbu Valley with a short and exciting flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and after continuous trek for days through the high and lovely valleys you will get to the area of Mera. Although physically very challenging on account of the altitude, the climb on Mera Peak is not technically difficult as ascending snow slopes rarely exceed 40 degrees. The only requirement you should have is ascend Mera peak is your excellent physical fitness and an extrovert sense of adventure. Our sensibly designed Mera Peak Climbing itinerary has been to allow gradual acclimatization for the climbers. The walk in initially through the virgin forest of the Hinku Valley is extraordinarily beautiful and provides excellent acclimatization for the peak itself. Our unrivalled service, quality equipment, food, trekking staff and an experienced leader ensure that your Mera Peak Expedition will be a lifetime adventure experience in Nepal.
How much does Mera Peak Climbing cost?
Mera Peak Climbing package cost depends on the group size, season, and the type of hotel include in Kathmandu and the lodges we include on the trail head. The cost we have offered USD 2565.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement will cost extra USD 385.00. The package cost includes accommodation in Kathmandu will be twin/double sharing deluxe room in Samsara Resort or similar with buffet breakfast. 4/5 star hotel in Kathmandu and deluxe lodge at Lukla (Yeti Mountain Home or Everest Summit Lodge) can be arranged if you ask. Wilderness Excursion takes care of USD 500 as you garbage deposit fee and it is not refundable.
How hard and difficult is Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak climbing is not for faint-hearted but easy peak climbing expedition for well-experienced trekkers and climbers. This means that the technical requirement is very basic and includes use of ropes, ice axe and crampons. You are also required to have good cardio-vascular fitness. Mera Peak is not categorized as a technical peak but a bit of technical knowledge would be helpful for a small section of the climb which is about 50m. This will probably be the toughest part of the climb as the slope is around 40 degrees of ice/snow. Previous experience with using ice axe and crampons is preferred, although not mandatory because a basic ice-climbing training will be provided before the summit. Lots of willpower, the ability to tolerate harsh conditions, reasonable fitness and good health will help in making this trip successful. It is important that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions should be informed to Wilderness Excursion at the time of booking.
Your accommodation will be in Samasara Resort, a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing basis, trekking lodges and teahouses during the trekking and tents will be provided during expedition which is within the trip cost. Most of teahouse accommodations will only have shared toilet facilities. For tent accommodations, a 4-season sleeping bag and foam mattress will be provided. In climbing section, toilet facilities will be provided with necessary natural preservation. All accommodations in Kathmandu and in teahouses are on a twin-shared basis whereas a single tent will be provided to each individual for the climbing section. We can also request for a single room in Kathmandu by paying a single supplement of USD 250. However, there are several teahouses on the trekking route that do not allow single room accommodation. On paying a single supplement, you will get a single room in Kathmandu but sometimes it is feasible only in the trekking areas of the lower elevation.
There will buffet breakfast in Kathmandu and in our Mera Peak climbing trip, we can enjoy Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian and the more common continental cuisines. All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available during the trekking and climbing sections. A farewell dinner is also included in the package. Farewell dinner will be in one of Authentic Nepalese Restaurant with Live culture dance.
Guide: The most significant thing that makes your Mera Peak Climbing trip successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful trek and climb leader and the crew members who have ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Your trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of our trekking/climbing leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities Wilderness Excursion employs Nepalese staff members who have proficient knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Trek/climb leaders of WE are also trained with following trainings to educate them on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues, English language, etc: Porter Care: As we believe that hard working local porters are back bone of entire trekking and expedition industry in Nepal. It is their tireless efforts carrying supplies, equipment and baggage that make journeying to these isolated areas possible. So it's very unfortunate that they have endured a history of exploitation and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, we are firmly committed to porter rights. We ensure all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters - at our expense - to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. (International Porters Progress Group
Responsible Tourism Practice
Nepal is gorgeously beautiful, but similarly fragile. Future generations have just as much of right to appreciate it as we do. So, the tourism industry has a commitment to protect and preserve it. We employ a 'zero impact' policy on the natural environment.
Wilderness Excursion highly recommends its clients of joining any of adventure activities to bring travel insurance that must provide and cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency rescue services and personal liability. It is a condition upon joining any of Wilderness Excursion’s trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don't arrange or sell insurance.
Acclimatization is particularly important medical consideration while trekking and climbing high Himalayas of Nepal to the high altitude in order to prevent High Altitude Sickness known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) which can be lethal if one is not careful. Mild symptoms of AMS are; headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder. For a safe trekking and climbing experience, it is extremely essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. The itinerary for Mera Peak Climbing moves onward in a gentle pace so as to allow plenty of time for acclimatization.
Best Time for Mera Peak Climbing
The best time to climb Mera Peak is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The best months has been defined on the basis of visibility and weather condition. Climbing in winter is less popular as cold temperature can be harsh and the lodges on the way closes during the off season. If anyone willing to climb in the winter should arranged as fully supported camping trek however climbing permit is cheap in winter that costs USD 70.00 per person and garbage deposit is still USD 500.00 for the whole group.
Route to Mera Peak
There are three trekking routes to Khare which is base of Mera Peak Expedition; the routes are:
1. Short route: Fly to Lukla and walk straight to Khare via Zwatra La – Khare.
2. Fly in Lukla – walk south to Surke and trek through Hinki /Honku Valley then trek Kothe – Khare is the best considering acclimatization.
3. Third option is: Take private/local jeep to Salleri / fly to Phaplu and join classic Everest Base Camp trail from Jiri at Ringmo or walk from Jiri – Puiyan – Hinko Valley - Khare