Mera Peak Climbing 17 Days

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Trip Facts

  • Duration 17 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous plus
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle and Domestic Flights
  • Activity Cultural Sightseeing Tour, Trekking and Climbing
  • Best Season March-May and Sept- Dec
  • Group Size Mini 1, Max 12 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 6,461m/21,199ft

Highlights

  • Summit the highest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera Peak at an elevation of 6,654m.
  • Camping in some of the remote regions in Nepal.
  • Up-close views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. BaruntseandMt. Nuptse among other mountains.
  • Experience the lifestyle and tradition of the Sherpas and other ethnic people of the Himalayas.
  • Enjoy flying over some of the world’s highest mountains during your flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla.
  • Explore the UNESCO Heritage Sites including Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath

 Mera Peak Climbing Overview 

A mixture of wilderness adventure at its true best, this taxing trek has its rewards in some of the most awesome scenery ever beheld anywhere on earth.

Mera Peak Climbing takes us to the top of the highest trekking peak in Nepal Himalaya,(6,461m/21,190ft). Summiting Mera Peak is particularly popular because of the crystal clear views of five eight-thousands, the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest ( 8,848m), the world’s 4th highest mountain, Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), world’s 6th highest mountain, Mt. Cho Oyu ( 8,188m), third-highest mountain, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m) and world’s fifth highest mountain, Mt. Makalu ( 8,485m). Spring and autumn/fall are the best season for the summit as the Himalayan Vistas are clearer than ever then.

Adventure Club Trek has organized successful Mera Peak Climbing expeditions over the past years. The journey to the summit of the peak is quite a straightforward climb. And, the views from the top are simply magical! Other than being fit and having a sense of adventure, you don’t need any extreme 

17 Days Mera Peak Climbing starts from the south of the Lukla airstrip instead of the traditional route that is direct via the Zatra La Pass. We head up to the beautiful Hinku Valley and pass Zatra La Pass when returning. Taking the new route is advantageous in mainly two ways- we get to trek through the wilderness of Nepalese landscapes while enjoying serene villages that are also culturally rich and as it is a longer route, it is much better for acclimatization. Trekking through beautifully forested hillsides, we pass many high passes before climbing up the Mera La. Then, we gradually descend back to Lukla.  Expeditionary need to be fit and know how to make use of an ice-ax and crampons. The Sherpas will teach you these things practically at our base camp near the Mera Pass in case required.

With good weather conditions, the right expedition party can reach the summit and return to Khare in a day. Reaching the top of Mera Peak is a rewarding mountaineering experience as one can see views of Nepal, and mountains like Kanchenjunga and Makalu to the east, Everest to the south of Nuptse which shows to the north along with Lhotse. Also, AmaDablam and Kang Taiga dominate the west while Cho Oyu can be seen at a distance. All this makes for one of the finest panoramas in the world.

Since the weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable, we have kept one day aside for contingency. If the weather on the day of the summit is not favorable, we can climb the mountain the following day.  Apart from Mera Peak Climbing, we also provide other summiting experiences like Island Peak climbing-17 Days and Everest  Base Camp Trek with Island Peak climbing-19 Days among others

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and giving you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

We rest for most of the day and unpack. We will meet in the afternoon and discuss with your climbing leaders and we will check your set of climbing equipment to make sure that they are in good condition for our coming journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast.
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

Early morning, we board a Twin Otter to fly to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla(2,804m), flights are not available after mid-morning due to unstable weather conditions. The 35-minute flight is one of the most scenic, flying alongside the mighty Everest and the other Himalayas. Upon arrival, we start our trek to Chutanga through the forest area and pasture. The trail leads to a steep climb along with the rhododendron and pine forest below the Kali Himal Ridge. Overnight in  Chutanga.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahosue
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3429/11253ft

Our adventure starts with a steep ascend to Kalo Himal Ridge that separates Khumbu from Hinku Valley. After we pass ZatrwaOg(4,450m) the trail stretches across a boulder slope again leading to an uphill climb to reach Zatrwa La. Enjoy the spectacular views of Karyolung(6,511m) and Lumding Himal across the Dudh Koshi and foothills of Hinku Valley. After approximately an hour’s trek, we arrive at ThuliKarkha. Overnight in ThuliKarkha.

 

 

 

 

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahosue
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude4,318m/141,66ft

We cross three ridges to a point high above the Hinku River. If the weather permits, you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the south face of Mera Peak. As we continue forward, the trail leads to a steep descent through rhododendron and blue Himalayan pine forest followed by a gradual climb through a thin forest to reach Kothe where we camp for the night. Overnight in Kothe.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahosue
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude4,095m/13,435ft

It is quite an easy walk today as we march forward on a trail shadowed by the Mera Peak, up the valley of Hinku passing the summer pastures to reach a 200-year-old Gondishung Gompa. Near the Gompa, we can see the route to Mera Peak carved on the rocks. A short walk ahead and we arrive at Thaknak. Overnight in Thaknak.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahosue
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude4350m/14,271ft

We have a separate day set aside solely for acclimatization and basic training just to prepare ourselves better for the Mera Peak climb. We spend the day acclimatizing. Explore the SabaiTsho, a glacially formed lake, hidden behind the Sabai Glacier. Further, we explore Hinku Nup Glacier, and if time permits we also see Dig Glaciers. Overnight in Thaknak.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahosue
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude4350m/14,271ft

We follow the trail to Dig Glacier until we reach Dig Kharka. From here the path climbs steeply to Khare. The path offers a fantastic view of Charpate Himal. The northern face of Mera Peak covers the skyline from Khare. After a good rest, our guide will prepare us for the big climb. We also learn techniques to use climbing gears like crampons, ice axes, harnesses, and ascender climbing boots. Our guide will also some basic safety tips and climbing tricks. Overnight in  Khare.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahosue
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude5,044m/ 16,548ft

Today, we set our feet at the Mera Base Camp. The path to base camp is mostly uphill and filled with boulderstone. Upon arrival at Mera Base Camp, we spend the day acclimatizing and preparing for the summit. Overnight in Mera Base Camp.

  • AccommodationTanted Camp ( Camping)
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude5,300m/17,388ft

We ascend to High camp today. Compared to previous days today’s climb can be a bit challenging, but all the hardship is worth it once you reach the top. We continue to ascend on a rocky trail if it snows be more careful as there are a number of crevasses along the way. Crossing the Mera La (Pass), we arrive at our campsite. Upon reaching the top we are rewarded with panoramic views of the world’s some of the highest mountains including the mighty Everest(8,848m), Chamlang(7,290m), Baruntse(7,220m), Makalu(8,481m), Lhotse(8,516m), Nuptse(7,861m), AmaDablam(6,812m) and Cho Oyu(8,201m) among others. Overnight at Mera High Camp.

  • AccommodationTanted Camp ( Camping)
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude5,780m/18,964ft

This is a really important day for the expedition. We wake up around 2 in the morning for breakfast. It’s going to be very cold in the beginning but soon we warm up as we continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may use a fixed rope if the climbing leader believes it’s required. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we take in spectacular views of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7,129m) and others. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare. Overnight in Khare.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahosue
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude6,461m/21,199ft

A day is set as a contingency just in case the weather condition does not favor our planned day for the summit. Usually, the weather in high altitudes is unpredictable and can change in a few seconds. Just in case for that a day has been separated but if everything goes as anticipated this day will not be used or can be used for souvenir shopping and likes upon your request.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahosue
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3,691m/12,110ft

From Khare, we follow the same trail to descend to Kothe. On our way down to pass through Thaknak to reach Kothe. Relax and if you wish to you can even try out local wines.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahosue
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3,691m/12,110ft

We cross many tributaries of Inkhu Khola to reach a forked trail. We follow the one on the right and continue until we reach a Chorten after which we descend a steep hill and then again ascend till we arrive at ThuliKharka. Overnight in ThuliKharka.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahosue
  • MealsBreakfast, and Farewell Dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,600m/15,093ft

We cross the Zatrwa-La pass at 4,600. As soon as we cross the pass, we are welcomed by the sight of the beautiful Lukla Valley which is surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Number Himal, Kusum Khangru, and other Himalayan peaks. From Zatrwa La pass we walk all the way down to Chuang and then straight forward to the Lukla village. In the evening we enjoy dinner in the Himalayas of Nepal with our crew. Overnight in Lukla.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahosue
  • MealsBreakfast, and Farewell Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2800m/9184ft

We board an early morning flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the glimpse of the mountains as the Twin Otter flies along the Himalayas. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be dropped off at your respective hotel. A farewell dinner will be hosted by Adventure Club Trek to celebrate the success of the Mera Peak Climbing. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Note: In case of a flight delay, either you will have to stay in Lukla till the weather becomes clear or you have the option to take a helicopter ride. In case of maintenance of a domestic airport in Kathmandu, you may have to fly from Lukla to Manthali Airport and drive further to Kathmandu. The 4 to 5-hour drive may extend due to the traffic congestion.

 

 

 

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, and Farewell Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

Our Mera Peak Climbing ends here. A representative from the Adventure Club Trek will accompany you and see you off at Tribhuvan International airport a few hours before the scheduled flight to your home.

Note: If you still have a few days after the trekking schedule, you might be interested to experience other adventurous activities like jungle safariRafting, Bungee jumping, and paragliding. You may contact the Adventure Club Trek for the arrangement.

  • MealsBreakfast.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Trip Map

Mera Peak Climbing 17 Days map

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek 
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • High altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above base camp.
  • Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Assistant trekking guides walk with the group to support as necessary.
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trekking and Climbing  (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs include their salary, food, accommodation, domestic airfare, and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
  • National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Mera Peak Climbing Permit.
  • Mera Peak climbing certificates are issued from the respective body of the Nepal Government.
  • Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, Ice Hammer, Camping Tents and Kitchen equipment)
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag ( to be returned after trip completion) 
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, and trekking map
  • Duffel bag for Trekking
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • All government and local taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days and US$125 for 90 days)
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon request).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel Insurance, and emergency evacuation.
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guides, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory).

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: WednesdayOctober 05, 2022End DateEnd: FridayOctober 21, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2289
Start DateStart: SaturdayOctober 08, 2022End DateEnd: MondayOctober 24, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2289
Start DateStart: TuesdayOctober 11, 2022End DateEnd: ThursdayOctober 27, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2289
Start DateStart: SaturdayOctober 15, 2022End DateEnd: MondayOctober 31, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2289
Start DateStart: WednesdayOctober 19, 2022End DateEnd: FridayNovember 04, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2289
Start DateStart: SaturdayOctober 22, 2022End DateEnd: MondayNovember 07, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2289
Start DateStart: TuesdayOctober 25, 2022End DateEnd: ThursdayNovember 10, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2289
Start DateStart: FridayOctober 28, 2022End DateEnd: SundayNovember 13, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2289
Start DateStart: SundayOctober 30, 2022End DateEnd: TuesdayNovember 15, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2289

The Published dates are guaranteed departures. If the scheduled dates are not suitable for you, we will be happy to create our trips to suit your needs. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for, and our travel experts will help customize your dream destination.

Useful Info

Meals

During our Mera Peak Climbing, All meals — breakfast, lunch, and dinner — will be provided on the trek, and breakfast will only be provided in Kathmandu. We host welcome and farewell dinners for our guests. During the trek, we have breakfast and dinner at tea-houses or lodges where we spend nights while there will be lunch at tea-houses on the way. You have the option to choose from Nepali, continental, Tibetan, and Indian cuisines. As we take care of our guests, we ensure that you are getting healthy food. We prioritize locally produced organic food and also provide you with seasonable fruits. During the climbing session, hygienic, freshly-cooked food will be provided.

Note: If you are a vegetarian, let us know in advance so that we could make proper arrangements for food as per your wish during the trek

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in a three-star standard hotel in Kathmandu and a guesthouse/teahouse during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. A single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Adventure Club Trek will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also, note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower altitudes but, it might be complicated to find them at higher altitudes. During the climbing session, Two men's tent accommodation, and foam mattresses will be made available, and toilet facilities will be provided with necessary natural preservation.

Drinking-Water

Adventure Club provides all the meals on the trek but doesn't provide water. The best option is to treat the local water either with chlorine/iodine tablets or use a steripen. The tea houses will give you good quality free water and, you can also get along the trail but, you will need to treat it. If you are using the tablets make sure they dissolve completely (about 30 mins). On most treks, you can buy mineral water along the trail. A liter of mineral water at lower elevation tea houses costs around USD 1 but at higher elevations can cost up to $4 so the cost can add up.

Acclimatization And High-Altitude Sickness

The acclimatization planned during the trip helps trekkers adapt to the environment with less oxygen. Our body needs time to adjust to the higher altitudes. Rushing to the higher elevation without acclimatization may result in acute mountain sickness (AMS) which could be fatal. The trekkers may suffer from AMS above 2,400m/7,875ft as the amount of oxygen becomes less and less with the increase in elevation.

We can categorize AMS into three categories with its symptoms. The trekker suffering from normal AMS feels giddy, gets headache, Nausea, and is out of breath, and is suggested not to worry as it disappears after the body gets used to less amount of oxygen. Likewise, trekkers suffering from mild AMS show symptoms of dizziness, muscular pain, insomnia, headache, vomit, loss of appetite, rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath. Mild AMS can be treated with anti-headache medicines.

A person suffering from serious AMS shows heightened symptoms including shortness of breath even while taking rest. The trekker with serious symptoms can barely walk and fluids may start building up in the lungs. The trekker having serious AMS has to be taken to the lower altitude immediately.

Advanced cases of AMS

If AMS is not treated in time, it can be life-threatening and lead to edema, a condition in which fluid is accumulated in the tissues of the body. Following are the two serious altitude sicknesses caused at high altitudes.

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

In HACE, the brain gets swollen which can lead to coma and even death. Its symptoms are paralysis on one side of the body, bladder dysfunction, fatigue, bowel dysfunction, loss of coordination, and confusion. Descend to a lower altitude as soon as possible to prevent the worsening of the condition.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

Fluid is accumulated in the lungs which also increases the capillary pressure. Its symptoms include severe shortness of breath at rest, dry cough that later leads to producing pink frothy sputum, and fatigue. Important Note: Severe cases of AMS are pretty rare. All our guides at the Adventure Club Trek, are aware of the symptoms of AMS and can handle them with care. We prioritize acclimatization, talk about the use of Diamox beforehand and counsel all our trekkers on the risk and preventive factors before and during the trip. Your safety is our main concern.

First-Aid Kit

Our guides and porters are equipped with a basic first-aid kit during regular treks. For expeditions that take on the isolated and off the beaten trekking paths, a comprehensive first-aid kit is compulsory, the same goes for climbing expeditions as well.

  • A bandage in case of sprains.
  • Plasters/ Band-aids and antiseptic ointments for simple cuts
  • Iodine or water filter (optional) instead of buying bottled mineral water
  • Moleskin/Second skin in case of blisters.
  • Aspirin/Paracetamol -painkiller.
  • Oral rehydration salts-Nava Jeevan or Jeevan Jal (orange-flavored ORS)
  • The broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin).
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic).
  • Diarrheal stopper (Imodium - optional).
  • Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness).
  • Gel hand cleaner/sanitizer.

Note: We can add medical supplies as per the special needs of the trekkers to the first-aid kit given above.

Equipment And Packing List

 

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets.
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepali visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and purchasing your own drinks and gifts.
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc

CLIMBING

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Screw gate
  • Descended abseil device
  • Prussic loops
  • Plastic mountaineering boot

 HEAD

  • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

UPPER BODY

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

LOWER BODY

  •  Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

FEET

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, “broken-in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version

HANDS

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

TOILETRIES

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial handwash

SLEEPING

  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

MEDICAL

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylpolyamine
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are respiratory depressants.
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  •  Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
  • Extras/Luxuries
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

Experience Required for Mera  Peak

Mera  Peak is sometimes called a ‘trekking peak’ because of its non-technical nature. Trekkers with good physical condition and some mountaineering skills could possibly accomplish this feat without difficulties. Moreover, people who have already done the Everest Base Camp trek or similar trekking trip, or any other trek or climb up to 5,000 m (16,404 feet) can easily do the Mera climb. You need to be physically strong at the same time because you will be climbing on ice and rock on vertical slopes with ropes, snow boots, and crampons. However, just being fit and healthy does not mean that you are ready to scale the peak. We recommend climbers go through a series of fitness routines several months prior to the actual climb. Make climbing a regular part of your daily activity or simply start an outdoor hiking routine carrying around 20-25 pounds of the backpack while ascending to build up stamina. Next, build up your overall body strength by doing free weight training and other bodyweight exercises. Incorporate some cardiovascular training to build up your body conditioning, including jogging, running, walking on an inclined treadmill, aerobic workouts, and walking up and down a hill. Adventure Club Trek will send you instructions and guidelines before you arrive in Nepal for your climb.

Best Time to do Mera Peak 

Autumn (Sept -Nov) and Spring (March-May) are the best seasons for Mera Peak. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Trekking in Summer or Monsoon (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but a summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

Visa And Entry Procedures

Everyone needs a visa to enter Nepal except Indian nationals. Citizens of the SAARC nations like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Bhutan do not require visa for a period of 30 days. Fortunately, getting a Nepal visa is an easy process. Tourist visas are issued on arrival at the international airport and official overland entry points. However, travelers from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia are not issued visa on arrival. After you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will find electronic kiosks that will assist your visa processing. Taking the completed form and paying the visa fee, you need to stay in the long immigration queue for your visa on arrival.

Visitors can now apply for online visa within15 days of their arrival date in Nepal. For this, you will need your Nepal hotel address and a digital passport-sized photo that needs to be uploaded to the online application. After submitting the form online, you need to print out the confirmation page which has to be furnished at the immigration section in Kathmandu airport along with your passport and the required visa fee. You can apply for your online Nepal visa here.

Tourists can also apply for a Nepali visa at the local Nepali Embassy or Consulate located in their respective countries. Or, they can even mail their visa application to the visa office near their location, but well ahead of time to allow sufficient processing time. Nepal visa information for all categories of travelers and their correspondence cost can be very handy, so for more information and contact details of the Nepali Embassies and Consulate around the world, you may CLICK HERE.

Whichever way you enter Nepal, you will be given a 15/30/90 day visa as per your requirement. The general Nepal tourist visa fee on arrival for multiple entries is:

15 days – US$30, 30 days – US$50, and 90days – US$125

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum of 150 days in a year and these extensions are granted only at the department of immigration offices at Pokhara and Kathmandu. For more information on Nepal visa, visit our visa information page.

Our Trekking Guides/Leaders 

Here at Adventure Club, our staff is like family. We only use locals to support their communities and we train our staff rigorously to be the best they can be – for you! 

  •  Full first aid training
  • Guide Training (trekking)
  • English and other common languages (as requested) 
  • Village and land Conservation 
  • Mountaineering (for specialty expedition or climbing treks)

All our guides are carefully trained for leadership as good leadership is vital for your trek to be enjoyable, safe, and successful. Most of our guides grew up in Sherpa country or other mountainous parts of Nepal. Their pride in their region shows itself in the way they lead treks and interface with you. 

Porters Care

Courtesy and respect are fundamental for an enjoyable and worthwhile experience on any team. Our porters are an essential, integral part of each trekking team, and as such, they are well-treated and well-paid. After your trek, we believe you will find that they have fully earned your gratitude and respect. We do expect all trekkers to keep the weight of their baggage under 22kgs/40lbs. Adventure Club Trek maintains a full commitment to the rights of our porters, providing them with appropriate clothing, gear, and lodging. In case of serious accident or sickness, they receive the same care as anyone else employed on the trekking team, even including evacuation by helicopter at our expense if appropriate. We fully support the IPPG (International Porter Protection Group), which strives to maintain and improve our porter's working conditions.

Travel Insurance

To be adequately protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialist travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment, and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it. Adventure Club Trek has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. They pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Be sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism or you may have a difficult time settling a claim.

Communication on Mera Peak

On Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal, the internet service will be available at lodges with some extra service charge. You can also contact your family and friends from the guesthouses, but as we reach high altitudes, the communication will be through the phone for safety purposes. We communicate with all our valuable clients through the team leader at least once a day to make sure you are fine and enjoying the trip. The Adventure Club Trek office in Kathmandu will constantly touch for help you may need during the trek. Depending on the network you use, there could be a poor signal to network before the high altitude. Upon your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card for a better network. Many places have WIFI service available at an extra cost. During peak climbing, you will be using sat phones.

Group Size and Team Composition 

We always try to form a small group of like-minded people to give them a wonderful and perceptive travel experience. It provides opportunities to interact and share with each other in a fun-filled environment when out in the wilderness. Generally, our travel group comprises a maximum of 16 members. We need at least two participants to run our fixed departure dates. For private trips, the number of group members do not apply. We always strive to form a team ensuring that the members are comfortable with one another.

Tipping 

Tipping is not mandatory in Nepal as most services include a service charge. However, if you want to express your gratitude, you are free to offer a tip to drivers, and hotel staff among others. People usually welcome such generosity. When it comes to tipping your porters or trekking leaders, use your discretion as per the quality of the services. Tip money does not form a part of our employees’ wages. However, you can use tipping as a way of showing appreciation for excellent service at the end of the trip.

  • Mirka V
    Mirka VCzech RepublicDate: February 05, 2017

    EBC and Mera Peak with Birendra

    days trips every time I was in Nepal and had some extra time in Kathmandu.
    Birendra's team is always VERY kind, helpful, ALWAYS smiling and very polite. Without them, my experience could have been totally different and so much harder - I am VERY thankful and grateful for having met Birendra and his fantastic teams!

    I could write an essay on the positives of Birendra and his team, however, to keep it short and sweet all I say is I HIGHLY recommend Birendra and his services!
    I will be back myself soon :)

  • gulrichc
    gulrichcHungaryDate: December 19, 2016

    Perfect assistance for Mera & Gokyo trek

    I'm really grateful to Adventure Club for their professional assistance in Nepal. That was the third time I visited Nepal, and there were unforgettable times. I asked for a customized tour for 19 days time, the itinerary was planned really thoroughly, and they organized the treks really well, everything was given for a successful Mera summit ascent, and then a rapid Gokyo trek. :) I can rely on Adventure Club any time I visit Nepal. Thank You Birendra, we'll meet again surely :)

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