Highlights Of Mera Peak Climbing
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Service Level: Basic
Max. Altitude: 6461 m
Mera Peak Climbing is definitely one of the challenge-able climbing destinations in the entire Khumbu region. What makes this peak more challenge able to climb is its steepness, the high altitude, and the weather! What also matters is – the skill, the technique and the stamina of the trekker.
However, what we must not forget is that despite its difficulty level, many trekkers have been able to climb it, rather easily, and climbing it is nothing like an expedition in a mountain. Though there are many arguments that one doesn’t require mountaineering expertise to get to the top of this giant peak, this isn’t an average trekker’s play either.
Details Of Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal
The journey to the Mera Peak takes you to an entirely different realm of Khumbu region. Unlike most of the other trekking routes, it doesn’t share its route with the Everest Base Camp Trek. From Lukla, the route heads east and makes its way through villages of Paiya, Chhatra Khola, and finally Thaknak, the nearest settlement to Climbing Mera.
After these activities, the route makes its way back west to Lukla, by crossing villages like Khare, Khote, and Thuli Kharka. Despite the differences in the route, the landscape that unfolds during the journey is more or less similar to that of Everest Base Camp Trek.
The settlements, however, are quite distinct, as they have a different feel to it. There are minor similarities in the ways of the people, however, there are dissimilarities too. However, these villages offering amazing experiences to the trekkers from all perspectives.
How hard is Mera Peak Climbing?
One thing that you need to understand about this trek is that despite the fact it is coined as a trekking peak, it’s extremely difficult for an average trekker to climb it, for various reasons. The first reason is that the climb requires the use of basic mountaineering equipment. The second reason is that the surface of the peak is extremely steep and sharp, and not everyone can make their way through it.
The third reason is the altitude and the weather, which is quite extreme in comparison to other lower altitude trekking destinations. And the final reason is habit. Only the trekkers who have amazing stamina, and can breathe the thin air easily can succeed at climbing Mera Peak. As a whole, this trek is regarded as an extremely tough trekking destination which is not to be attempted by an average trekker.
Mera Peak Death Rate
Now, despite the fact that Mera Peak is a steep trekking peak, and that it’s quite difficult to climb, there aren’t any clear records or cases of death or any sort of fatality occurring in terms of the peak. Of course, there may have been injuries, but probably so minor that they never really became a part of any news or official records.
The main reason because of which health issues occur during this peak trekking is altitude sickness. There have been cases to porters suffering from frostbite in the area, but that’s probably because of not using the right kind of wears.
Despite the difficulty level of this Trek, quite a few trekkers go for this trek, needless to say, that they are the experts, and also possess a little bit of experience in mountaineering.
However, it is not an impossible trek for an average trekker. A couple of treks to challenging trekking destination, a little bit of training and preparation shout be enough for anyone to conquer the peak.
So, if you’re planning to reach the top of this tough cookie, you now know exactly what you need to do. Don’t let its toughness scare you.
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Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary
The following is the itinerary for Mera Peak Climbing. Due to the strenuous nature of the trek, the modifications proposed by the trekkers are rarely made, as setting the routine requires careful planning.
Also, it is recommended that the trekkers stick to this particular routine. However, you could put forwards your ideas for changes to suit your comfort.
Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m)
Day 2 – Kathmandu (1400 m) to Lukla (2860 m) to Paiya (2730 m)
Day 3 – Paiya to Panggom (2846 m)
Day 4 – Panggom to Ningsow (2863 m)
Day 5 – Ningsom to Chhatra Khola (2800 m)
Day 6 – Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3691 m)
Day 7 – Kothe to Thaknak (4358 m)
Day 8 – Thaknak to Khare (5045 m)
Day 9 – Rest Day at Khare and peak expedition training
Day 10 – Khare to Mera High Camp (5780 m)
Day 11 – Mera High Camp to Mera Summit (6461 m) to Khare
Day 12 – Rest Day at Khare
Day 13 – Khare to Khote
Day 14 – Khote to Thuli Kharka (4300 m)
Day 15 – Thuli Kharka to Zatrwa La Pass (4580 m) to Lukla
Day 16 – Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 17 – Eparture from Kathmandu
√ Airport pick up and drop by private vehicles
√ Hotel stay in Kathmandu (2 nights)
√ Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Airfare
√ Government license holder and the experienced Himalayas guide
√ Porter to carry your baggage (1 porter= 2 hikers )
√ Special climbing guide during the climbing period
√ Kathmandu-Lulka-Kathmandu guide Airfare
√ Full board meals during trekking and climbing period as mentioned in the
√ Basis tea house and lodge accommodation during trekking and tented camp during climbing
√ All government and local taxes
√ TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) and Permit for Restricted Area
√ Mera peak climbing permit
√ Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
√ All necessary group climbing equipment like fixed rope, ladder etc.
√ Basic First Aid Kit
√ All company service charges and necessary paperwork
√ Rescue arrangement
× Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
× Travel insurance for trekking
× Nepal entry visa and excess baggage charge
× Tips for Guide and porter (20% of your total spent is normally expect as a tip by a guide and porter )
× Wifi, shower, camera and mobile charging cost
× Basic drinks (mineral water, Beer, cane juice, and Hot water )
× Personal shopping
× Things not mentioned in Cost includes a section
√ Company T-shirt
√ Trekking map
√ Certificate of success
√ Typical Farewell Dinner with Live Cultural Show
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Frequently Asked Question about Mera Peak Climbing
Why Join Trip With Us?
How to book or confirm a trip?
It is very easy to book the trip with us. At first, we need your Passport photocopy to book everything here for you. And once we got 20% of the total cost in advance through bank or Money transfer then we will confirm your trip with us. A flight detail is optional but you have to provide before 1 week of arrival to pick up.
Do we get high altitudes sickness? And what happens if we got altitude sickest?
It is hard to say that you will have altitude sickness or not because everyone’s body reacts to the altitude differently. In general, most of the trekkers have suffered from normal altitude problem during trek but if anyone highly suppers from altitude problem we manage Helicopter rescue. So be sure before starts trek that your insurance cover Helicopter rescue as well. Otherwise, you have to pay extra for a Helicopter rescue.
How Difficult Mera Peak Climbing is?
Mainly you have to be fit physically and mentally for this trek. I have mentioned below about physical conditions. Normally you have to walk 4-6 hrs per day and 9-12 hrs during climbing day so you have to prepare your body and mind accordingly. Besides this, you have to care what kind of guide and which company you are following because your guide is like a doctor in Mountain and company is like a hospital.
What are the physical conditions? Do we need to be supper fit for Mera Peak Climbing?
In my experience, I would like to say you need to have an above average level of fitness, but no means need to be an athlete. It is a completely different world being that high up and everyone’s body reacts to the altitude differently. Simple training before you go.
How about flight? The flight in and out of Lukla is scary?
Yes! The Lukla airport is one of the dangerous airports in the world. The runway is tiny and built on a slope with a mountain at one end and a huge drop into a valley at the other..,
Do we get phone Signal?
Yes! You can buy a SIM card (Ncell) in Kathmandu before starts trek but the 3G only really works the first and last couples of days of the trek. But you know you could buy wi-fi cards at tea houses which cost 3-6$ for 200mb and the signal is medium.
What are very critical and important trekking equipment list for Mera Peak Climbing?
- Daypack (25–35 liters), Pack cover, Sleeping bag comfortable too – 20 °c (depending upon the season, weather forecast and personal preference) and it is possible to rent it from Kathmandu which cost 2$ per day.
- Waterproof (optional) hiking boots, Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes) LED headlamp with extra battery, trekking poles. Camelback water bladder or sipper (water bottle).
- Chocolates, Energy bar, Dry fruits, ORS. Down jacket cover comfortable too -15 • c which you can hire or buy in Kathmandu and cost will be cheap for you to compare your country and another normal jacket. T-shirt, goggles (UV protected) and 5 pair thermal pants and cap for sun cover, Waterproof gloves, woolen gloves, and socks. Sunscreen, moisturizer, lip balm and sanitizer handy.
What is the best time for Mera Peak Climbing?
Normally we operate this, Mera Peak Climbing, trip all around a year Except June & July but Sept-Nov and Feb-May is a best suggested time for Mera Peak Climbing.