MERA PEAK CLIMBING
Mera peak climbing cost and itinerary
Mera Peak Climbing Expedition.
Mera Peak is a mountain which lies in the Khumbu region of Nepal. At 6,476 metres, it is classified as a trekking peak. Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal, which can be climbed without pre-mountaineering experience because technically Mera Peak is not difficult to climb. But due to the high-altitude participants need to be fit and use to with the use of an ice-axe and crampons. Instruction in the use of these will be given at the base camp before starting the climb.
In good conditions it is possible for a fit party to reach the summit and return to base camp in one day. It is normal, however, to establish a high-camp at 5,800m on the Mera Glacier, in order to shorten the summit day. This is a rewarding experience as it provides glorious views of Nepal and a vista that takes in Kangchenjunga and Makalu to the east and Everest appearing over the massive southern aspect of Nuptse and Lhotse to the north. To the west stand the spires of Ama Dablam and Kang Taiga and in the distance is the mighty bastion of Cho Oyu. This is a fine panorama of many of the world's highest peaks.
Max. Altitude: 6476 m.
Trip Duration: 20 days
Trek Grade: Strenuous Plus
Accommodation: Teahouse (Lodge to Lodge)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Transportation: Car / Van / Plane
Best Time: Jan, Feb, March, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec.
Per day Hiking: 5 to 7 hours
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2 Free day in Kathmandu (preparation for trek.)
Day 3 Fly to Lukla, trek to Chutanga (3100m)
Day 4 Acclimatization day at Chutanga (3100m )
Day 5 Cross Zatr La to Tuli Kharka (4400m)
Day 6 Tuli Kharka to Tashing Ongma (3600m )
Day 7 Tashing Ongma to Tangnag (4350m)
Day 8 Acclimatisation Day at Tangnag (4350m )
Day 9 Tangnag to Khare (5100m )
Day 10 Acclimatisation Day at Khare (5100m)
Day 11 Khare to Mera La (5415m)
Day 12 Mera La to High Camp (5800m)
Day 13 Ascent of Mera Peak (6476m), return to Base Camp at Mera La (5415m)
Day 14 Spare Day
Day 15 Mera La to Tangnag (4350m)
Day 16 Tangnag to Tashing Ongma (3600m)
Day 17 Tashing Ongma to Tuli Kharka ( 4400m )
Day 18 Tuli Kharka to Lukla (2800m)
Day 19 Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 20 Departure
Arrival and Departure transfer as per itinerary including domestic flights.
3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 nights before the trip and 1 night after).
Domestic flight KTM-LUK-KTM.
All three-time meals and teahouse accommodation while on trekking and camping facilities during Mera Peak climbing.
An Experienced trekking Guide and necessary porters for the trekking part.
An Experienced Sherpa climbing guide to support during climbing Mera peak.
Common climbing gears like ropes, snow bars, ice screws, Carabineers etc. provided.
All staff wages.
Insurance of the trekking and climbing staffs.
All necessary tents for members and staff.
All necessary kitchen utensils and equipment.
National Park fee.
Peak Permit Fee and Trekking permit.
SKA T-Shirt and (Duffel bag for use).
Farewell Dinner with cultural show.
Nepal visa fee.
Lunch & Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
Extra nights Hotel in Kathmandu.
Personal equipment (your personal clothing and climbing gear can be rented in Khare.).
Medical insurance (high altitude coverage and emergency evacuation) and Travel insurance.
All kind of bottle beverages & telephone calls and internet usage.
Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.
Kathmandu Heritage site entrance fee during Sightseeing.
Tips to the staffs.
Amazing Mera Peak experience with SKA last October 2018.
Right from the beginning, Tsering answered all of the pre-trip questions thoroughly and was very welcoming and accommodating to last minute changes when we arrived. Our guide Nima, a 7 times Mount Everest summiter, was super knowledgeable, calm, patient and really looked after us all the way. He pointed out interesting things to see along the way that were a bit off the direct path such as a monastery and a glacial lake which we might have missed otherwise.
Although the unfortunate weather made us, along with several other teams, turn back about 200m altitude short of the summit, we felt it was a welcoming experience to learn about when things go wrong and how to react. Although this might have not been the ideal ending, this will not be our last time climbing mountains in the Himalayas because we had such a wonderful trek all in all.
By the end of the trip, Nima and Tsering felt more like family. We were even invited for lunch at Nima's house and we spent our farewell dinner with both families.
Thanks for a great trip, Nima and Tsering! I would definitely use SKA again for future treks (next year) and recommend to anyone!