Mera Peak Climbing - 24 Days

Trip facts

Trip Code: GHA-MPC-25
Duration: 24 Days
Best Season: Mar - May/Sep - Nov
Max. Altitude: 6476 M.
Trip Grade: Strenuous
Accommodations: Hotel, Lodge, Camp
Transportation: Flight, Private Vehicle

Mera peak lies in the Khumbu region is one of the highest peak among the trekking peak in Khumbu region (Everest region). From altitude of 6467m you will get opportunity to see the heaven like snow peaks around you.

Mera peak expedition starts form Lukla where you can reach after a short flight from Kathmandu. Then walking through the paradise like valley of Hinku you can reach the base camp. Hinku valley provides excellent acclimatization for the peak itself. The path moves all the way through the pristine Rhododendron, Silver fir, Oak Forest etc. En-route, you can see Mera Glacier and striking alpine lake. Also, Mera peak trek will provide you with the typical Sherpa society of the Solukhumbu which will be a day dream experience. We will walk all along a high, rocky edge via dense forests and cross several rivers before reaching at the pass and then takes us to the rural Honku valley. Trekking in this untamed land of Himalayan is indeed an impressive experience.

Climbing Mera peak is not much difficult if you are physically fit and fine. You also need an extrovert sense of Adventure. With plenty of willpower and good acclimatization you can reach the summit.

Global Holidays Adventure offers the Mera peak climbing with very experienced and long term working guides from Himalayas. All the accommodation will be provided by high quality tent Mountain hardware.

Itienery Overview

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sight seeing Tour.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2850 m), 30 Min Flight.
Day 04: Trek to Chutanga(3050 m), 4 hrs.
Day 05: Acclamatization at Chutanga(3050 m).
Day 06: Trek to Tuli Kharka(4300 m), 6/7 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Mosum KharkaI(3700 m), 5/6 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Tangnag(4350 m), 6/7 hrs.
Day 09: Acclimatization at Tangnag(4350 m).
Day 10: Trek to Khare (5000 m), 5/6 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Mera Base camp (5300 m).
Day 12: Trek up to Mera Base Camp(5,780 m) by lower part of Hinku Nup glacier.
Day 13: Acclamatization day for Mera Summit , O/N at Tent with BLD Basis.
Day 14: The ascent, Summit Mera Peak (6476 m) and back to Kongma Dingma (4850 m), 10/11 hrs.
Day 15: Reserve Day for Contingency.
Day 16: Trek to seto pokhara via Honku valley (5035 m), 4/5 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Amphu Lapcha Base camp (South) (5650 m), 5/6 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Amphu Lapcha Base camp (North) (5300 m), 6/7 hrs.
Day 19: Trek to Pangboche(3930 m) 5/6 hrs.
Day 20: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440 m), 5/6 hrs.
Day 21: Trek to Lukla(2850 m), 5/6 hrs.
Day 22: Fly Back to Kathmandu for shopping soviniours.
Day 23: Free Day in Kathmandu for shopping soviniours.
day 24: Transfer to Airport for your final departure.

[NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accomodate your specific requirements.]

Useful Informations

Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla
For Everest region Trekking often twin Otter is the primary mode of transport form to Lukla. The flight is depend on the weather. Sometime flight (to and from Lukla) may be canceled due to the bad weather condition of Mountain or technical problems. In such case Global Holidays Adventure will charter a helicopter to ensure your international flight.

The cost of helicopter charter is not included in your entire tour cost. So you can directly pay to our Kathmandu Office. We accept cash, traveler's cheques, or credit card (Master Card, Visa Card, National Card only) . You will be given a receipt upon payment so That you may claim the insurance. The begins for US$ 600 to US$ 3500 depending on the number of group.

Helicopter Rescue
While traveling in the Himalaya you may suffer for the various health problems, injuries and even the altitude sickness. Hence you have to prepare before upcoming destination is this mountain land. Make that the policy of the insurance company provides should cover the process of giving you the service of Helicopter rescue from the mountains in case of Altitude Sickness or other accidents during your trip.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sight seeing Tour.
Day 03: Flight to Lukla (2850 m), 30 Min Flight.
Day 04: Trek to Chutanga(3050 m), 4 hrs.
Day 05: Acclamatization at Chutanga(3050 m).
Day 06: Trek to Tuli Kharka(4300 m), 6/7 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Mosum KharkaI(3700 m), 5/6 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Tangnag(4350 m), 6/7 hrs.
Day 09: Acclimatization at Tangnag(4350 m).
Day 10: Trek to Khare (5000 m), 5/6 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Mera Base camp (5300 m).
Day 12: Trek up to Mera Base Camp(5,780 m) by lower part of Hinku Nup glacier.
Day 13: Acclamatization day for Mera Summit , O/N at Tent with BLD Basis.
Day 14: The ascent, Summit Mera Peak (6476 m) and back to Kongma Dingma (4850 m), 10/11 hrs.
Day 15: Reserve Day for Contingency.
Day 16: Trek to seto pokhara via Honku valley (5035 m), 4/5 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Amphu Lapcha Base camp (South) (5650 m), 5/6 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Amphu Lapcha Base camp (North) (5300 m), 6/7 hrs.
Day 19: Trek to Pangboche(3930 m) 5/6 hrs.
Day 20: Trek to Namche Bazar (3440 m), 5/6 hrs.
Day 21: Trek to Lukla(2850 m), 5/6 hrs.
Day 22: Fly Back to Kathmandu for shopping soviniours.
Day 23: Free Day in Kathmandu for shopping soviniours.
day 24: Transfer to Airport for your final departure.

[NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accomodate your specific requirements.]

Price Include

  1. International & Domestic Airport transport as per the program.
  2. Standard twin sharing Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu as per the program.
  3. Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  4. All standard 3 Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ) during the trek.
  5. Best available Guesthouse and tented accommodation during the trek.
  6. Local Sherpa Licensed English Speaking guide.
  7. The required number of Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  8. Food, accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicine and insurance for all staff.
  9. Necessary Entry Permit Fees ( Mera Peak Climbing Permit ) & Traveler TIMS Card.
  10. Global Holidays Sleeping Baggage and Duffel Baggage, ( Refundable ). 
  11. Airfare from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla Airport.
  12. All necessary surface transport from Kathmand and to Kathmandu.
  13. Group Mountaineering camping and climbing equipment (Very high quality).
  14. Global Holidays Adventure's T-shirt ( Complementary.
  15. Welcome & Farewell Dinner in typical Nepali Restaurent with cultural dance show ( Complementary)
  16. All Government Taxes and official expenses.

Price Exclude

  1. International Airfare and necessary Airport taxes.
  2. Nepal Entry Visa Fees (bring accurate USD cash and two Passport photographs) 
  3. Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
  4. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu bacause of early return form mountain or late departure.
  5. Temple & Monastaries Entry fees in Kathmandu and trekking. 
  6. Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. 
  7. All Personal & Bar Expenses in Kathmandu and during the trek. 
  8. Tips for trekking staff and driver ( Tipping is expected ). 
  9. Personal Necessary trekking equipment ( see the trekking equipment page. 
  10. Any others expenses which are not mentioned above.

WHERE IS NEPAL ?
Nepal is located in South Asia and is bordered by China to the North and India to the East, West and South. Nepal is also country of World highest peak Mt. Everest.

HOW CAN I ENTER NEPAL ?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Culcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa & Varanasi.

VISA INFO: Entry Visa fees- at present US$ 25 for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry to Nepal. You can take visa after landing Nepal in Tribhuwan International Airport.

WHAT IS PEAK CLIMBING ?
Peak Climbng is an adventure activity that generally involves climbing a mountain. Normally Peak clambing is challenged then the Trekking. During the Climbing one should have physically perfect. 

WHY WITH GLOBAL HOLIDAYS ADVENTURE ?
Trek with us because we provide you the best quality service and the most reasonable price. We organized everything for you to make a smooth and enjoyable trip allowing you to get the most out of your time in Nepal. Also, our company is registered in different government bodies & non-profit organizations of Nepal such as the Tourism Board, Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal, Nepal Mountaineering Association, Kathmandu Environmental Education Project.

WHAT IS THE ACCOMMODATION DURING THE TRIP ?
Normally most of the peak climbing are Located at the Everest region, Annapurna region and Langtang region. These area if fully organized Tea House trekking. SO we provide Tea house services whatever is possible. After that we organized fully camping service.

WHAT IS CAMPING TREKKING: Camping treks require us to carry tents, Kitchen gear, food and other equipments. Unlike tea house treks camping treks are more adventures.

WHICH IS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR FOR TREKKING ?
In Nepal, there are two seasons which are considered prime time for trekking. These times range from Feb-May and Sep-Nov. There are places to visit during Monsoon season ( June-August), such as Mustang and Upper West part of the Annapurna Circuit, as these treks are in the "Rain Shadow" and virtually untouched by Nepal Monsoon. Our Philosophy is simple. We believe in " Sustainable Tourism through eco friendly practices'.

WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE IN NEPAL ?
Nepal is an extremely diverse country for its size. The temperature can range from extremely hot ( 37-40C) in the lower Terai regions, to negative temperatures in the northern, mountainous regions. Feb-May and Sep-Nov are prime trekking times due to the lovely climate. There is ample sun in the day time and only slightly chilly at night. Monsoon ( June-Aug) can get very hot and humid-with showers usually in the early morning and late afternoon.

WHAT TYPE OF SHAPE DO I NEED FOR THIS TRIP ?
GHA offers trekking opportunities for all every age and fitness level. Our treks are graded on difficulty level, 1 being the easiest and 5 being for advanced trekkers. The level of difficulty is based on the altitude and natural terrain of the trek. The difficulty levels for each trek can be found on each individual itinerary of both our website and brochures.

IS SOMEONE GOING TO MEET ME AT THE AIRPORT ?
Our airport representative will come to the airport to pick up. We will be displaying a play card Global Holidays Adventure with your name on it. You need a visa to Nepal. You can easily get a visa upon your arrival in TIA airport, Kathmandu on paying US$. 40 for a month US$. 100 for three months.

DO I HAVE PRE-DEPARTURE MEETING ?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the Hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek leader.

While briefing, please bring passport, 3 copies of passport size photos, travel insurance, writing pen and notepad.

HOW DO I PAY TO GLOBAL HOLIDAYS ADVENTURE ?
After the trip confirmation you will send around 25% advance deposited by wire transfer to GHA Bank Account and remaining you can pay after your arrival by Cash or Credit Card but to pay by credit card there will be extra 4% bank service charge. Now Traveller Cheque is not acceptable as per the rule & regulation of Nepal Rastra Bank. We accept visa card, master card & National Card. 
WHAT SORT OF ACCOMMODATION CAN EXPECT IN KATHMANDU AND IN TREKKING ?
In Kathmandu: Here are all kind of Hotel simple to 5* hotel. It's depends on your demand but normally in our trekking package we use standard rooms from 3* or 4* on BB Basis.
During Trekking : You will have teahouse/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quit blanket. We can offer GHA sleeping baggage if needed but it's good idea to bring your own always. We usually provide you single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. And you will have twin sharing tent with matters in camping trek.

Toilet Facilities During Trekking: On, Trek common toilet facilities are available at tea house. Now some teahouse have attached bathroom.

Shower Facilities: You will have hot shower in all teahouse but some place there isnot hot shower, we will provide you hot water in bucket for shower.

WHAT IS THE GROUP SIZE FOR TREKKING ?
There are no restrictions on the size of a group. We organize trekking to an individual as well as a group and services will be same.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO ORGANIZE MY OWN PERSONAL GROUP ?
It is possible to organize your own trekking group. Simply book with us online or in one of our trekking offices in Bhagawan Baha, Thamel, Kathmandu and we will get your next Himalayan adventure sorted. You may choose to have a private group, or keep it open, in which case other travellers can join your group. We allow up to 8 people to join a group.

DO THE GUIDE AND SUPPORT STAFF SPEAK ENGLISH ?
Most of guides speak fluently English and some speak well. Some of the support staff do speak little English and some do not speak.

DO SOMEBODY CARRY OUR BACKPACK ?
Yes, Our Porters/Sherpas will carry you heavy backpack and you will carry only the baypack.

WHAT IS OUR DAILY ROUTINE WHILE IN TREKKING ?
Daily Routine starting from 7 am. Wake-up 7 am, start trek before 8 after breakfast, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm lunch and trek end 3:30 to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner. After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.

WHAT KIND OF FOOD CAN I EXPECT IN TREKKING ?
Most of Teahouse cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare Pasta, Tuna Bakes, Noodles, Potatoes, Eggs, Dalbhat, Bread, Soups, Fresh Vegetable ( Variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like Apple Pies, Pancakes and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic items on the menu, eat some every day because it assists with acclimatization. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, coffee, hot lemon as well as soft drinks. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will take on the way to destination.

WHAT IS THE WEATHER AND TEMPERATURE LIKE IN TREKKING ?
Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are generally warm. Winter ( January and February ) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to makes sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any condition. Expert the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 degree c to 15 degree c low during day time.

CAN I CHARGE MY CAMERA BATTERIES ON MY T 
These facilities will be available in most of the places in your Hotel reception by playing some service. Remember to bring your adapters!!

IS THERE ANY COMMUNICATION WHILE WE ARE ON TREKKING ?
There are telephone in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls, Some place there is also interest access which you can use by paying some charges.

HOW MUCH ADDITIONAL MONEY DO I NEED PER DAY ?
In Kathmandu, you can allocate $ 15-20 for lunch, dinner and drinks. It's all depends on your spending habits. US$ 15-20 a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolate and few drinks in Trekking.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY ?
All of our guides are trained in basic first aid and can deal with the basic ailments that may occur on trek. In the event of an emergency Global Holidays Adventure will cover initial expenses of any rescue operation. It is a condition of booking that you are adequately insured for such an events as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. In the most frequented regions there are health posts, which have been established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

IS GLOBAL HOLIDAYS ADVENTURE'S STAF F INSURED ?
Yes, GHA insures all our trekking staff including guide, cook, sherpa and porters.

WHAT'S THE COMMON FORM OF GREETING IN NEPAL ?
It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you?, I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.

IS THERE ANY COMMUNICATION WHILE WE ARE ON TREKKING ?
There are telephone in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls, some place there is also interest access which you can use by paying some charges.

IS THE WATER OK TO DRINK ? DO I NEED TO BRING PURIFYING TABLETS/FILTER ?
In most places bottled water is readily available. If you wish to drink normal water, you need to use purifying aid, which you will need to bring with you.

DO I NEED TO TIP MY GUIDE AND PORTERS HOW MUCH WOULD THAT BE ?
This is difficult things to tell. It's up to you from your heart by looking their work and support. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and local porters thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.

WHAT ESSENTIAL DOCUMRNTS DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME ON TOUR ?

  • Valid passport, must be valid up to 6 months after return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy.
  • Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy which you need to give to us before you leaving for trip.
  • Cash, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate.
  • Flight ticket.
  • Emergency contact numbers for insurance & family contact.


CAN I ADD ESTRA DAYS TO MY TREKKING TRIP ?
A trekking holiday should be about making it to the final quickly. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.

IF I EXTEND MY HOLIDAY, ANY RECOMMENDATIONS ?

  • Yes, there are many options and choice to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions.
  • Trisuli River Rafting
  • Chitwon Jungle Safari Package
  • Volunteering in School and Village
  • Kathmandu shopping Tour
  • Pokhara paraglading tour

WHAT IMMUNIZATIONS WILL I NEED ? 
No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya but we do recommend you are covers for Diphtheria & TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and tetanus. We are recommend.

  • A dental check up prior to travelling
  • That you know your blood group in case of Emergency.

The Personal Equipment and items are individual interest & choice. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas. The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the successful Climbing.

General

  • 4 Seasons sleeping bag (we can Provide but to Be returned after the trek).
  • Duffel bag (We will provide one compulsory duffel bag from Global Holidays Adventure).
  • Day pack , Down Jacket (we can Provide but to Be returned after the trek).

Climbing Gear

  • 1 Pair plastic shell Mountaineering boots.
  • 1 pair of steel crampons.
  • 1 Alpine climbing harness
  • 1 Mountaineering axe with leash (sized properly for your height )
  • 1 Ascender (as your appropriate )
  • 2 D-Shaped locking carabineers
  • 2 Non-locking carabineers
  • 1 Pair expedition style gaiters (ensure fit over your boots)
  • Goggles
  • Climbing helmet

Upper body Head

  • Shade hat or Baseball cap
  • Warm woolen or synthetic hat to cover your ears.
  • Glacier glasses 100% UV protection .
  • Headlamp make sure that bring extra batteries.
  • A neck warmer

Hand

  • 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic
  • 1 pair of warm gloves.
  • 1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred

Core body

  • T-shirt 2/3
  • Light and expedition weight tops
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket.
  • waterproof (Breathable fabric) shell jacket.

Lower Body

  • 2/3 pairs of nylon hiking shirt
  • Underwear, were always from cotton.
  • 1 pair soft shell pants.
  • 2 pairs trekking pants.
  • 1 pair hard shell pants (Gore-Tax is Best)
  • 1 pair cotton paints.

Feet

  • 4 pairs of liner socks.
  • 4 pairs heavy weight shocks.
  • 1 Pair Light minimum waterproof Hiking or trekking boots.
  • 1 pair light trekking shoes
  • 1 pairs of hiking gaiters, to safe your shoes
  • 1 pair sandals

Medicines and first Aid Kits
Please note that our guide also carry the first aid kits but still we recommended you to bring your personal first aid kid. Extra Strength Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.

  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • 1 skin blister repair kit.
  • 1 bottle anti-diarrhea pills.Any medicine if you need to take every day.
  • Imodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.
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Views of the Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu and Others | Camping Experience in Himalaya | Summit on the top of Mera | Sherpa People and there Culture | Scenic flight to and from Lukla | Sightseeing Swayambhunath (the Monkey Tempel) | Holy temple of Pashupathinath | Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath | Patan Durbar Square

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