Mera Peak

Trip Duration

19 Days

Trip Grading

Strenuous Plus

Max Altitude

6476m

Price

$ 2,800 pp

Starts at

Kathmandu

Ends at

Kathmandu

Best Time

September-December/ March-May

Trip Mode

Tea House + Camping

Introduction

Mera peak(6476m) climbing is definitely a great option for those who are looking to summit one of the many trekking peaks in Nepal. It is not technically/physically difficult but altitude wise you need to be prepared as it is one of the highest trekking peaks. As with all our other treks to the Everest region you will start this trek with a very exciting and short flight to Lukla(2845m) and then trek from there to the south to a place called Paiya(2800m). If your time is limited then you could start this trek directly via the Chetra-la pass as this is a shorter route but there is a higher chance you may get a problem with altitude sickness due to the limited acclimitization time so we prefer to organise this trip to take a bit longer. Once you start your expedition you will trek through pine trees, rhododendron and bamboo forest till you get to a place called Kothey and will be above the tree line. This trek will offer you great mountain views including the world’s highest Mt.Everest(8848m), Mt.Lhotshe(8516m), Mt.Makalu(8481m), Mt.Cho-you(8210m), Mt.Kanchanjuga(8586m), Mt.Chamlang(7319m), Mt.Amadablam(6812m), Mt.Kusum- Khankaru(6367m) and many more which will take your breath away.

Until you get to Khare(4900m)you will be staying in teahouses and experiencing true Nepalese hospitality but once you leave for basecamp(5300m) or high camp(5800m)from khare(4900m)you will be doing a tented trek for 1 or 2 nights(depending on how your body is reacting).After your successful summit day you will decent to khare and trek continuously back to lukla to catch a flight back to Kathmandu. But remember as you’re in Nepal and Nepal is a landlocked country it wont be only downhill, you need to be prepared for some ascents even on the way back. The memory made by this expedition will be lifetime achievement.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m). Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2: Pre trip meeting and prepare for Mera Peak Expedition.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla - trek south to Paiya (Chutok) (2730m) - 4hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 4: Paiya - Panggom (2850m) - 6hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 5: Panggom - Ramailo danda (3100m). Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 6: Ramailo danda - Chetrakhola (3150m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 7: Chetrakhola - Kothe (3600m) - 6-7 hrs, Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 8: Kothe - Tangnak (4,350m) - 3-4 hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 9: Acclimatization Day: Hiking to thangnak -ri. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 10: Tangnang - Khare (4900mm) - 4hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 11: Khare to Mera Base Camp (5300m) - 3-4 hrs. Overnight at Tented Camp

Day 12: Mera Base Camp - High camp {5,800m) - 4-5 hrs, Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 13: Mera High Camp - Summit (6,461m) and back to Khare (4900m) - 8-9 hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 14: Spare day in case of inclement weather during day 13 summit.

Day 15: Khare - Kothe (3600m) - 6hrs hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 16: Kothe - Thuli Kharka: 5-6 hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 17: Thuli Kharka - Lukla: 6-7 hrs. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu and free afternoon, farewell dinner. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 19: Final departure.

When you book a trip through Beyond Base Camp Treks we require that you obtain a travel insurance policy. We recommend your insurance includes medical coverage for high altitude, emergency repatriation, trip cancellation and other travel mishaps (e.g. flight cancellations or delays, trip interruption, or loss of luggage and personal effects). The medical and emergency repatriation are compulsory for your trip. Medical care in the Himalayas is remote and the coverage in your insurance will ensure the best care and transport should an emergency arise. Altitude Sickness is a very real possibility, although our guides are trained to detect and help curb the effects, it is never a guarantee that you may not suffer some serious symptoms that require medical attentions.

Altitude sickness, also called Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS), is a group of general symptoms that are brought on by rapidly climbing or walking to a higher altitude too quickly. It happens because the body doesn’t have enough time to adapt to the lower air pressure and lower oxygen level in the air at high altitudes. Altitude sickness can affect anyone and does not discriminate by age, sex, or general health. We try to manage and minimize the effects of altitude sickness by building in acclimatization days during the treks above 3000m. Most people will experience some common effects of altitude including shortness of breathe and lightheadedness. Your trained guide will monitor you daily and it is important to be honest about any effects of altitude you may be feeling, signs of mountain sickness typically present with enough advanced notice that we can minimize severe symptoms.

There are three stages of AMS:
1) Normal AMS symptoms- expect but no worries
2) Mild AMS symptoms- Don’t go higher
3) Serious AMS symptoms- Decent immediate

Please Note: Also our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personal first-aid kit as well

The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is an experience that you will soon not forget. The Lukla airport is unique because it is situated between two mountains and requires a skilled pilot to land safely. The planes are also small but do not let this frighten you, the flight is generally safe. Weather in the mountains is unpredictable and this may cause flight delays and cancellations. If this were to occur we will try our best to book you on the earliest flight the following day. On rare occasions the poor weather has caused delays for a few days up to a week. We recommend that you plan for a few extra days at the end of your trek to accommodate alternative travel that would include a two day trek to Salleri and then a 10 hour Jeep ride to Kathmandu. If this is not a suitable option due to time or desire you may also charter a helicopter from Lukla to Kathmandu. A helicopter charter typically costs $400 to $600 pp, although when demand increases and availability decreases the cost has been know to increase. The most cost effective way to charter a helicopter is to share amongst 5 or 6 people. If all seats are not occupied you will have to pay for the unused seats. As always, we will keep our fingers crossed for good weather and no delays!

  • Airport/hotel/airport pick up & drop.
  • Lodges, guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All your standard meals in the trek. (Breakfast,lunch & dinner).
  • Government licensed English speaking guide.
  • Porter to carry your luggage.
  • Food, accommodation, salary and medicine for all staff.
  • National park permit, Rural municipality ticket fee & TIMS permit.
  • Airfare from kathmandu – lukla – kathmandu including airport departure tax in kathmandu and lukla airport.
  • Farewell dinner in kathmandu.
  • 2 night hotel in kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Alchoholic drinks.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal entry Visa, which you can obtain upon your arrival at airport in Kathmandu. ( Tourist Visa with multiple entries for 15 day- USD$ 25, Tourist Visa with multiple entries for 30 to 90 days- USD$ 40/100. Need to bring 2 copies of your pp size photos)
  • Tips for trekking staff and drivers( tipping is always expected)

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