Mera Peak Climbing
Facts for the climb:
Climbing Days: 16
Max Altitude: 6461m.
Best Season: Spring and autumn
Accommodation: Lodge or Tented
Minimum Pax: 2 +
Mode of travel: Fly in / fly out
Mera peak climbing is gradually becoming popular among trekkers and novice climbers. One can have the feeling of hiking and climbing on snow and experiencing trekking in the remote part of theKhumbu region. The peak itself rises to the south of Everest. The ascent of the peak is technically straightforward, however, the heavy snow and the maze of crevasses can make the way to the summit longer and more complicated. Besides the charm of climbing Mera Peak, the trek to the base camp from Lukla is rewarding on its own. It will take you througha little visited and yet un-spoilt region of Nepal with densely forested hillsides, rocky trails and fantastic vistas.Mera Peak trek and climbing serves as a gateway for high altitude trekking to go over Amphulaptcha Pass or Mingbo La and also for climbing on Baruntse, Chamlang and other Himalayas climbing peaks.
There are several approaches to the base camp besides the easy and normal route which is mentioned below. The normal route for climbing Mera Peak is North Face Glacier from the Mera La. The base camp can be set up at 5,300m on the Hongu side in the moraine below the ice. Normally, high camp is set at 5,800m near a rocky outcrop on the Mera Glacier. The high camp proves to be one to the spectacular viewpoints in Nepal offering the panoramic views of Kanchanjunga, Chamlang, Makalu and Baruntse sweeping around from the east and AmaDablam, Cho Oyu and Kangtega to the west. The giant faces of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse appear in the north.
Details itinerary of Mera Peak:
Days 01: Arrival at Kathmandu; transfer to the Hotel
Days 02: Sight -seeing around Kathmandu valley
Days 03: Fly Kathmandu to lukla and trek to chutunga.
Days 04: Rest day.
Days 05: Chutunga – CroosZetra Pass – Thule Kharka
Days 06: Thule kharka – TashingOngma
Days 07: TashingOngma – Khare
Days 08: Rest Day
Days 09: Khare- Mera La
Days 10: Mera La High Camp
Days 11: Spare Day. We allow a spare day in case of bad weather
Days 12: Summit back to Base Camp
Days 13: Base camp (Khare) –TashingOngma
Days 14: TashingOngma –Thule Kharka
Days 15: Thule Kharka- Lukla
Days 16: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu.
National Park entry permit, climbing permit, land transportation to and from starting point, camping and accommodations in lodges during the trek, food(three meals in a day), a guide and required number of porter(s) and essential equipment.
Personal expenses, insurance, tips, emergency evacuation by helicopter, alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike and road blockade etc.
Are standard and vary according to the availability and place.
Our Mera Peak Climbing itinerary is planned with an awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to kill you. The higher the altitude the less oxygen is in air. For example, there is 50% less oxygen than of the sea level. Your body needs some days to adapt to this ‘less oxygen’ environment. So for a safe trek, it is absolutely essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. We especially advise the guest(s) with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS.
Leader(s) and Staff Arrangements
The most significant thing that makes your Mera Peak Climbing successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced and helpful trek leader and crew members. Professional guides will lead your trip. All of our trekking leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their experience appropriate to each individual trek. With an objective of sustaining local communities All Trekkers Team supplies only Nepalese staffs that have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Trek leaders of ATTm are also trained with and educated on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues:
- Intensive Wilderness First Aid
- Trekking Guide Training
- English Language
- Conservation and Biodiversity
- Rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering (applies to expeditions)
The Trekking Group
For the Mera Peak Climbing, there will be one guide, assistant guide and Sherpa porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers:1 porter) This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group become sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the Mera Peak Climbing for group of any size, but generally have a maximum of twelve people, as we’ve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, we can arrange this.
Though often overlooked, it is important to mention. The trekking and expedition companies in Nepal are built on the back of hard working local porters. It is their tireless efforts carrying supplies, equipment and baggage that make the journeys to these remote areas possible. So it’s very sad for that there is 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 assure all our porters are to be well treated, well paid and we provide a decent level of shelter, clothing and footwear. Porters who become sick are to be treated with the same care, attention as other team members – to rescue porters from dangerous situations is our duty. And for the porter’s sake we inform that all trekkers keep their luggage bag weight to a maximum of 15kgs. If you need to have more weight than this additional porters can be hired. Thus we support the working conditions of the porters
Health and Experience Required:
Walking in this high Mountain Region usually requires maximum 6-8 hours of walking every day. Climbing in the high mountain is the challenging part of your adventure and will require long hours of walking. You should be prepared max 14 Km of walking or jogging exercise everyday 1 month before your Trek starts. And also a positive attitude and a strong determination are important. Previous hiking/camping experience is good to have but technical experience is not required.
It is a condition of joining any of our trips that you be protected with an insurance policy. Should medial issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs) happen it is important to be prepared. Please mind that we do not arrange or sell insurance.