Mera Peak elevates 6,476m above sea level in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, south of Mount Everest. Categorized as the trekking peak, it is one of the most popular in its category. Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. The summit offers some exquisite views of 8000m peaks namely, Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Kanchenjunga, and several other peaks. Spring and autumn seasons are the best time to trek this mountain.
J.O.M Roberts, who is regarded as one of the greatest Himalayans explorers of the world ascended to the summit of Mera Peak on 20th May 1953 along with Sen Tenzing following the standard route. There are several routes to the top and all of them require technical skill. However, the route from the north is suitable for trekkers with less experience. The western and southern-faced ascent is tougher and it is suited for experienced climbers. The typical route to Mera Peak is through Zwatra La pass situated at the height of 4,610m. While traveling through Zwatra La Pass, one can witness the amazing sight of antique villages with their rich traditions and cultures. Trekkers get to be more familiarized with the route because this route is comparatively longer.
Mera Peak Trekking is the best option for a trekker with a modest experience of mountaineering. Its elevation is a challenge for a trekking peak. On the way to the top, one has to encounter high and difficult passes, however basic technical skills of mountaineering should overcome these barriers. Trekking to the top of Mera Peak leads to the real mountaineering experiences.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to the HotelB/DHotel
Fly from Kathmandu – to Lukla and trek to Chutanga (3,060m)B/L/DLodge
Trek from Chutanga to Tuli Kharka (3,900m) Via Zatrawa La Pass (4,610m)B/L/DLodge
Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe (4,095m)B/L/DLodge
Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4,350m)B/L/DLodge
Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5,054m)B/L/DLodge
Acclimatization at Khare (Rest Day)B/L/DLodge
Trek from Khare to High Camp (5,790m)B/L/DTent
High Camp to Mera Peak Summit (6,476m) and Back to KhareB/L/DTent
Contingency Day (Reserve day due to bad weather)B/L/DTent
Trek from Khare to KotheB/L/DLodge
Trek from Kothe to Tuli Kharka Via Zatrawa La PassB/L/DLodge
Trek from Tuli Kharka to LuklaB/L/DLodge
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu & transfer to the HotelBreakfastHotel
Sightseeing around Kathmandu ValleyBreakfastHotel
Transfer to International Airport for final departureBreakfast
- AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
- ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu (3-star category) on a bed & breakfast Basis- Single Room Supplementary.
- WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
- PERMITS : Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) to climb Mera Peak, TIMS Card, Makalu-Barun National park entry permit and fee.
- GARBAGE DEPOSIT : Garbage Deposit fees.
- STAFF INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and climbing.
- MAP : Trekking and climbing map.
- MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Air Transportation: (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – to Lukla and while returning Lukla - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
- CLIMBING STUFF TRANSPORTATION : Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Lukla (by air cargo) and to Base camp (by Porters / Yak) – While returning: Base camp to Lukla (by porters / Yak) and Lukla to Kathmandu (by air cargo).
- MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 15 Kg per member as personal baggage during the trek carried by the porter.
- FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trek and the Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staffs.
- DRINKS : 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
- PORTER : Porters (1 member: 1 Porter) up to Base camp from Lukla & Porters while returning from Base camp to Lukla.
- BASE CAMP STAFF : Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
- STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, equipment, food & clothing.
- BASE CAMP TENT : Each member will have an individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
- BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT : All camping equipment such as a dining tent with table and chairs, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, & all necessary cooking equipment *if required.
- LIGHT : Necessary light at Dinning tent and Kitchen tent *if required.
- CLIMBING SHERPA : Veteran and Government Licensed Climbing Guide.
- CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE : Climbing Sherpa’s Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
- OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) : Oxygen bottles will be in stock at base camp in case of an emergency (with appropriate charge).
- OXYGEN MASK & REGULATOR : 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks will be in base camp in case of an emergency.
- HIGH CAMP SERVICE : Necessary cooking gas, cooking pot for a member, high altitude tent (sharing basis), high food for a member, all climbing and cooking crew. Group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
- GUIDE : Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sight-seeing in Kathmandu valley.
- VALLEY SIGHTSEEING : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley [Swoyambu (Monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square] by a professional guide.
- MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit.
- SUMMIT CERTIFICATE : Mera Peak climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association (after climbing Mera Peak successfully).
- INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
- NEPAL VISA FEES : Nepali Visa fee $60 USD per person for 30 days and to be applied for 60 days $120 USD.
- LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
- EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- INSURANCE : Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
- RESCUE EVACUATION : Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs.)
- PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will serve soft drinks for members in base camp).
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
- TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
- FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
- INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek.
- EXTRA PORTER : $25 USD for an extra porter per day (If an extra porter is demanded).
- SUMMIT BONUS : Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa.
- TIPS : Tips for Basecamp and other staff.
- EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.