• Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak Climbing

Trip Overview

Mera peak lies to the south of the Everest and to the north-east of the airstrip of lukla , standing prominently between the wilderness valleys of hinku and hongu .Mera peak is second only to island peak(6173m) in popularity with nearly 6000 people attempting it between 2006 to 2010. Its popularity comes from the fact that five of the world’s 14800m mountains are visible in the near distance from the summit and getting to the summit from base camp is considered not much than a mountain walks across a crevassed glacier.

Its high altitude must be respected, however and acclimatization must be done at the recommended pace ideally reaching the summit 12 days after leaving lukla. Many people fail to reach the summit because of this- there is no quick way to climb a mountain to this height.

Sen Tenzing and Jimmy Roberts made the first successful ascent of Mera Peak on 20 may 1953. The route they used is still the standard route. Mera peak has two summits. The easier one attempted by most groups, is accessed by taking a higher line to the eastern summit with its sleep last 20m or so. The true summit can either be reached by a drop and traverse, beyond many people bu this stage, or by initially taking a more westerly lower line out of the high camp for a steep haul to true summit.

They are many options for perfecting acclimatization. If flying to lukla perhaps first trek to Everest base camp, then cross the Amphu laptsa (5,780m), or simply make a short debtour to bustling namche bazaar first.

Detail Itinerary

Days 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Days 02: Stay in Kathmandu for the official procedure

Days 03: Fly to Lukla

Days 04: Trek to Chuthanga

Days 05: Trek to Chetarbu Kharka

Days 06: Trek to Kothe, forest Camp

Days 07: Trek to Thangnak

Days 08: Acclimatization at Thangnak

Days 09: Trek to Khahare

Days 10: Rest at Khahare

Days 11: Trek to Mera high camp

Days 12: Summit to Mera Peak

Days 13: Extra summit day

Days 14: Trek back to Thnagnak

Days 15: Trek to Tashing Dingma

Days 16: Trek to Chetava Kharka

Days 17: Trek to Chuthangma

Days 18: Trek to Lukla

Days 19: Fly back to Kathmandu

Days 20: Rest day at Kathmandu

Days 21: Departure on your destination

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Pickup and drop, Airport.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3-star hotel, including breakfast too.
  • Accommodation during the trek, both in a tea house or camp
  • Meals throughout the trekking period
  • Transport throughout the trek, but not air-transport.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • Porter service
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Soul Himalaya Treks duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map
  • All necessary paper work and charges
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Medical kit

 

What is not included?

What is not included?

  • Airfare to and from Kathmandu to your country 
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters

Gear list

  • Climbing harness
  • Ice axe
  • crampons
  • Mountaineering boots
  • AscenderDescender/Abseil device
  • Rope
  • Snow bar
  • Ice hammer
  • Helmet (optional)
     
  • Clothing
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Fleece jacket with wind-Stopper
  • Waterproof shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (can hire here in Nepal also)
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Accessories
  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees Fahrenheit
  • Trekking poles (sticks) 
  • Headlamp
  • Trek bag-pack (provided by soul himalaya treks 
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Daypack (approximately 2,500 to 3,000 cubic inches)
  • Thermo-rest sleeping pad
  • Water bottles
  • Small wash towel
  • Toiletries
  • Quick drying towel (medium sized)
  • Soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
  • Tissue paper/ toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial Hand wash
  • Extras/ luxuries
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Binocular
  • Reading book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Pencils and small notebooks
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FROM US

17 days

Trip at-a- Glance

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Adventure
  •    Destination: Everest region
  •    Activities: Peak Climbing & Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Good Hotel in Kathmandu
  •    Meals: Included during the trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 6470m
  •    Group size: Minimum pax 2
  •    Best Season: Spring Seasion

Trip Higlights

Mera peak lies to the south of the Everest and to the north-east of the airstrip of lukla

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