Mera Peak Climbing and Amphu Labcha Pass 21 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 21 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 12 Max 12 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 6,461m/21,199ft

Highlights

  • Summiting the highest trekking peak in the Nepalese Himalaya, Mera Peak at 6,461m.
  • Crossing one of the world’s highest mountain passes, Amphu Lapcha at 5,845.
  • Trekking in the hauntingly beautiful and isolated Hinku Valley
  • Witnessing close-up views of five of the six highest mountains in the world, including Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Everest (8848m), and Kangchenjunga (8586m).
  • Views of Island Peak, Imja Glacier, and Lhotse Shar from the top of the Amphu Lapcha Pass.
  • Trekking alongside Imja Tsho Lake, formed with melting water from Imja glacier, trekking through rhododendron forests, and crossing some of the highest suspension bridges.

Trip Overview 

Mera peak climbing and Amphu Labcha Pass is an adventurous Journey located in the Everest region and it is one of the most frequently organized trips among Adventure Club Trek. Although, the Mera peak is regarded to be a challenging peak but is one of the highly permitted peaks for climbing in the Everest region. Whereas, Amphu Labcha pass in itself is one of the exciting trekking destinations in Khumbu Everest which is situated above the Khumbu valley, near the Mt. Amadablam ridge. While having this trip you will pass through numerous glaciers, and glacial lakes, and have superb views of majestic Mountains including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m.), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m) among others, besides you will have an opportunity to climb one the snowy Mera peak and pass-through mountain Amphu Labcha pass.  

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 is geographically based in the Makalu Barun National Park that physically stands on the edge of the Khumbu region. At a height of 6476m, this is one of Nepal’s most notable trek peaks and presents some fantastic commanding views that are considered the best in Nepal's Himalayas. The vistas are stunning as we take in Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and  Mt. Baruntse…all of these peaks make up some of the best in the world…to view and climb if you have the grit and the experience. Given what it is in accordance with its height, Mera peak is pretty easy and doable for climbing even for those with no climbing experience at all, but you’ve got to be trim and fit…and happy-go-lucky to truly enjoy this climb; one must be positive in accepting challenges to a peak of substance, but then you don’t have to worry because you will be in the company of a highly competent and experienced guide who’ll be with you all the way and supported by a team of porters who are equally efficient in their jobs. Mera peak gears you up for going through the technically difficult Amphu Lapcha pass {also known as Amphu Labtsa}.

One of the major highlights of this journey, apart from the Mera peak summit and crossing the high pass, is that you can witness numerous Himalayan glacial lakes, including the Five Sacred Lakes ( Panch Pokhari). Mera Peak sits on the edge of the Khumbu region dominated by Mt. Everest, making it a great vantage point. On a clear day, you will witness 5 of the 6 highest mountains in the world including Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Everest (8848m),  and Kangchenjunga (8586m) far away from the east on the Indian border. It is one of those unforgettable sights. 

Mera peak climbing with Amphu Labcha La pass trip begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Then we trek toward Panggom. We trek the isolated and beautiful Hinku valley for days. Passing through bamboo and rhododendron forest, we climb up to grassy moorland and slowly make out way to high Himalayan trails. The trek is so extremely beautiful and remote, it is as memorable as the climb. We eventually summit Mera Peak and cross the Amphu Lapcha Pass. We climb down to Namche through Chhukung, a village with great views of Mount Everest.  Adventure Club Trek has been organizing successful expeditions and high Himalayan treks since 2008. We also offer Mera Peak Climbing- 17 Days adventure for those looking for a shorter itinerary. 

Once we’ve done with the tough Amphu Lapcha, we enter the Sagarmatha National Park and begin to notice the wonderful changes in the territory we’ve hiked through in the course of our venture. Our return to Lukla is via the Imja Khola and Dudh Koshi river valleys, which takes us through the original route when climbers head for Mt. Everest. We relish the truly superb views of the west side of Ama Dablam at (6856m), and pass through the lively settlements of Tengboche, which has a major monastery, and the same-old Namche Bazaar, that tickles our throats and bodies with excitement when heading up or heading down…because Namche seems to be the beacon of light that takes us to those dizzy heights and finally brings us down to earth…

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.

      We drive to Tribhuvan International Airport early in the morning to board our flight to Lukla. The twin otter flies over some of the world’s highest mountains including the mighty Everest. It is half an hour of scenic flight before we land at Tenzing Hillary Airport. We collect our baggage, which we assign to our porter and then head towards Paiya. The trails start with a walk through the jungle then leads to a bridge over the Handi Khola. Upon crossing the river we arrive at the village of Surke. We continue past the village then cross the Chutok La pass to our destination Paiya.

        The second day of our trek starts with a descend until we come across a small bridge. The trail then leads us to Kari La Pass, you need to be careful crossing the pass as it is slippery. Next, we walk past rhododendron and bamboo forest. The great view of Dudh Kosi Valley greets us on our way to Panggom.

          Our destination for the day is Ningsow. First, we cross the Panggom La Pass followed by a gradual ascend towards Peseng Kharka Khola. We continue on the trail which leads us to Peeng Kharka Danda. Before arriving at our destination we cross Ningsow Khola, a small stream.

            Our day starts with an ascent followed by a downhill climb, and then an uphill climb up to finally reach Ramailo Danda. This ridge offers a spectacular view of Mera Peak. There are a few ups and downs until we reach the entrance of Makalu Barun National Park. We now follow a trail called the Pasang Lhamu trail until we reach Chhatra Khola. The region is a habitat to Red Pandas.

              We take the main trail to Mera Peak- along the Majang Khola and later following the Hinku Khola. As we continue on the trail, we reach Tashing Ongma, a popular camping site by the river. The final stretch is Sanu Khola, which we cross to arrive at Kothe for the night.

                We walk along the west bank of Hinku Khola towards Gondishung. It is a summer settlement of herders. The magnificent views of mountains like Kusum, Kanguru, and Mera accompany us throughout our trek today. On our way to Thaknak, we also come across Lungsumgba Gompa, a 200-year-old monastery.

                  As we leave Thaknak, the trail leads us through the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier offering a spectacular view of Charpate Himal. It is a steep climb to Khare hence we take a slow and steady pace, soaking in the spectacular views. Before our climb to Khare starts, we pass Sabai Tsho, a beautiful glacial lake.

                    Acclimatization plays a key factor in determining the success of a Himalayan trek. So, today is set aside to adjust our body to the thinning air. Today our guides teach us the basic techniques of peak climbing with some guidelines. Also, we learn the use of various climbing equipment like harness, ascender, ice axe, crampons, and climbing boots. During our practice run, we also learn to use the ropes to climb up and down.

                      The trail climbs steeply from Khare towards Mera Base Camp. We continue on the trail to Mera High Camp passing through Mera La Pass. As we climb closer toward the high camp, we are rewarded with views of mountains like Everest, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Baruntse, Lhotse, and Chamlang among others. Snow can make the climb a bit challenging.

                        The big day is here. We wake before dawn at about 2 am, have breakfast, and get packing for the summit. The path is snowy and also passes through a glacier. As we climb higher we get to witness the first rays of the sun as it touches the snow-clad peaks. As we climb up a steep ridge, the summit hides behind it. Once we overcome the ridge, the summit view is back on. We use a fixed rope for the final stretch of the climb. Enjoy the unobstructed close-up views of the mighty Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga, Chamlang, Baruntse, Nuptse, Makalu, and Cho-Oyu among others from the top. Then, we descend towards high camp. We rest for a while here then collect our backpack and head down to Kongma Dingma for a good night’s sleep.

                          We take the much-needed rest today. You can even celebrate a successful summit with a few drinks or any other beverages you enjoy.

                            This day is set aside for contingency in case we are not able to summit on the planned day due to bad weather or any other unforeseen events. We can use this day for rest, shopping, or sightseeing in case it is not used to cover bad weather or unforeseen weather.

                              Today’s route is considered one of the most scenic in the Himalaya. We leave Kongma Dingma behind and march towards the upper yak pastures with fantastic views of Chamlang and Baruntse dominating the skyline. It is an easy walk as we head towards Seto Pokhari with views of Everest and Lhotse in front of us.

                                This route is truly off the beaten and secluded- you rarely see any trekkers her except during tourist season. On our way to Amphu Labch Base Camp, we pass many lakes in the Hunku Basin. We then walk alongside the Hinku Glacier for a while. We come across another lake before arriving at Amphu Labcha Base Camp.

                                  Our destination for the day is Chhukung. We first cross the Amphu Labcha La (Pass) followed by Amphu Labcha Glacier. The trail lines alongside the Imja Tsho Lake, formed with melting water from Imja glacier. We then join the main path leading to Island Peak. We walk on the domain of Ama Dablam Glacier to finally arrive at Chhukung.

                                    We make our way to the biggest town in the Khumbu Region, Namche Bazaar. We descend to our destination, passing through the small settlement of Bibre. A little further, we cross Imja Khola via a suspension bridge. The trail then continues through a few villages and many bridges to finally bring us to Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar houses many restaurants, bakeries and internet cafes.

                                      We have an early breakfast and descend to Lukla. We walk alongside the Dudh Kosi River crossing it many times and passing a few villages on our way.

                                        This is an early morning flight back to Kathmandu which takes about 40 minutes, and you will transfer to the hotel. Getting refreshed, you will be invited for the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant hosted by Adventure Club

                                          Adventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meeting you and serving you was a wonderful experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead.

                                            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 illnesses 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.

                                            Cost Details

                                            Price Includes

                                            • All airport transfers from arrival to departure.
                                            • 3 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis
                                            • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
                                            • Tented accommodation during the climb
                                            • Round-trip flight between Kathmandu and Lukla including airport departure tax.
                                            • Guided city tour in Kathmandu including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle
                                            • Daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and drinks (tea, coffee)
                                            • High altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above base camp.
                                            • Welcome and farewell dinners.
                                            • Government licensed, English-speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
                                            • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
                                            • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
                                            • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
                                            • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
                                            • Staff costs include their Salary, food, accommodation, transportation, domestic airfare, and medicine.
                                            • All Required Climbing gear ( Climbing rope, snow bar, Ice hammer, Ice screw)
                                            • Camping Equipment (High-quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping).
                                            • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
                                            • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag, first aid kit, and trekking map
                                            • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
                                            • All necessary paper works; trekking permits and Mera Peak climbing permit
                                            • Mera Peak climbing certificates are issued from the respective body of the Nepal Government.
                                            • 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: SaturdaySeptember 03, 2022End DateEnd: FridaySeptember 23, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $2838

                                            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.

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