Mera Peak 6476m
Mera Peak elevates 6,476m above sea level in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, south of Mount Everest
Mera Peak expedition
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.
- 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 : Highly experienced Government Licensed Climbing Sherpa.
- 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.
- INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek.
- EXTRA PORTER : $25 USD for an extra porter per day (If you require second).
- 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.
Mera Peak Itinerary
Day 1 | Elevation: 1400m
Arrive Kathmandu, Gear check and team briefing
Fly from Kathmandu – to Lukla and trek to Chutanga (3,060m)
Trek from Chutanga to Tuli Kharka (3,900m) Via Zatrawa La Pass (4,610m)
Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe (4,095m)
Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4,350m)
Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5,054m)
Acclimatisation at Khare (Rest Day)
Trek from Khare to High Camp (5,790m)
Contingency Day (Reserve day due to bad weather)
Trek from Khare to Kothe
Trek from Kothe to Tuli Kharka Via Zatrawa La Pass
Trek from Tuli Kharka to Lukla
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu & transfer to the Hotel
Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
Transfer to International Airport for final departure
Most frequent questions
PP Size Photo (4 Pieces)
Form of ID (passport)
Photocopy of passport
Double layer mountaineering boot – 6000m. ( La sportiva spantik/ Millet/Kailas )
Normal Socks (4-6 Pairs)
Summit Socks (1-2 Pairs) Trekking approach shoes/runners (Gore Tex)
Crampons (fit boots)
Gaiters for trekking boots
Merino wool 150g weight long sleeve Top Base Layer (2 Pcs)
Merino wool T-Shirt (2 Pcs)
Fleece (1 Pcs)
Gore Tex waterproof Jacket (1 Pcs)
Warm lite puff Jacket (1 Pcs)
Heavy Down Jacket – 6000m. (1 Pcs)
Under Wear (3-5 Pcs)
Thermal Merino Bottom Base Layer (1 Pcs)
Fleece Trouser (1pcs)
Puff Down Pants – 6000m. (1pcs)
Mid Weight trekking Pants (1Pcs)
Heavy Weight trekking Pants (1 Pcs)
Gore Tex waterproof Pant (1 pcs)
Warm Hat (1 Pcs)
Buff (1 Pcs)
Thin Fleece Gloves (1 Pair)
Wind Stopper Gloves (1 Pair)
Summit mitts – 6000m.
Sleeping Bag -20C
Solid Mattress (Cell Foam)
Straight Ice Axe
Lock Carabiner (2 Pcs)
Head Light 300-500 Lumens Spare Battery (Energiser Ultimate Lithium)
Rucksacks 35L – 50L
Duffle Bag 100 L -120 L
Water Proof Stuff Sacks/Dry Bag- Small/ Medium/ Large (2-3 Pcs)
Sun Glasses (Cat4)
Toilet Paper / Baby wipes Toothpaste, Toothbrush
2 x 1 Ltr. Water Bottle
1 Ltr. Thermos (hot tea)
Brufen / Ibuprofens Antibiotic
Diamox Paracetamol Handy Plaster Bandage
Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety) Codopar (Headache & chest pain) Salbetol 4mg (Breathless) Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days) Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection) Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
(Down Jacket/Sleeping Bag Repair Kits)
Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival. To obtain a visa upon arrival by air in Nepal you must fill in an application form and provide a passport copy. Visa application forms are available at the arrival hall, though some airlines provide this form on the flight. There are now visa registration machines in the immigration hall for people with electronic passports, which will automatically fill out the visa form for you after inserting your passport. Or, you can get a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed in your own country before your arrival.
Getting in Nepal
There are many entry points in Nepal but most of you will take a flight to Kathmandu which is the only entry point for travelers who are entering by air. Your expedition will officially begin after flying to Kathmandu where you will be picked up by a Seven Summit Treks representative at the airport, so you need to provide your arrival details in advance. And also lets us know if your flight gets delayed right away so we can manage everything accordingly.
Domestic flights in Nepal are the main intercommunication to reach the region where you are going for your expedition as most of these regions are disconnected by road transport. Your flights into the Khumbu and any other region that are mentioned in your trip program will be reserved by us on your behalf. Due to the terrain and landscapes of Nepal domestic flights might get caught in weather delays which is why we recommend your return flight back to home be changeable at any time.
Altitude Sickness is an effect of high-altitude atmospheric pressure that results in a quick change in oxygen level and air pressure of a human body. The symptoms will arise while walking at a high altitude without properly acclimatizing the body. It can happen to anyone even if they have great physical fitness if you climb faster at a higher altitude. It is better to ascend gradually to prevent altitude sickness.
There is good access to ATMs anywhere in most city areas, however, you will find it hard in rural areas. Different banks have their maximum withdrawal amount limit. Most hotels, restaurants, airlines, and travel agents accept cards as well. It is more important to have enough cash as there will be very limited or no ATMs access in trekking areas and also some reserves cash for emergencies. USD is selectively acceptable in Nepal but still, you need to make sure you have Nepalese currency on hand during the expedition.
There is no significant rule about tipping your guide or porter but it has been more common in Nepal. It is on you to decide whether to thank the guide and porter with tips or not. But in most cases, guides and porters expect tips from you though they don’t ask for tips verbally.
The water quality in Nepal isn’t the greatest so it is better to use a water filtration or purification tablet. You can also drink boiled water if you like. Make sure to drink a lot of water during the expedition as your body requires more at a higher altitude.
Nepal is a heaven for adventures and is comparatively a safe destination for those adventures. There is a low rate of serious crime however you should still take sensible safety measures. Keep an eye on pick-pocketers and snatchers in buses and tourist areas. You can avoid walking with a large amount of cash on your own. Always let your guide know if you’re going out during the trip.
Internet and SIM Card
Most cities have extensive access to the internet, also hotels, restaurants, and cafes that offer free WIFI. But outside the cities, in the remote trekking areas, it’s fair to non-existent. During the expedition, the internet is available at the base camp for a certain amount of cost. You can easily purchase a SIM card at an affordable cost. You can use the data package using the SIM card as well.
Vaccinations & Immunization
Before traveling to Nepal, please consult your travel clinic for updated information on vaccinations and immunisations. The commonly recommended vaccinations are Chickenpox, Diphtheria-Tetanus, Polio, Shingles, Covid-19, Hepatitis A & B, Encephalitis, Malaria, Measles, Rabies, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever.
There is a fine line between adventure and blatant risk. Mountaineering is an adventure trip that carries an intrinsic danger and the nature of travel implies things don’t generally go according to the plan, which is the reason why we require every one of our clients to get acceptable and proper insurance.
Due to unanticipated reasons, for example, injury, family issues, work commitments, etc., clients may need to cancel their trip before the start or during the expedition. Considering these factors, it’s better to be prepared for the possibilities.
As mentioned in the Terms and Conditions of Jason Black mountaineering, the company is exempt from being liable for different expenses that may occur in case of different emergencies or unforeseen situations. Both facts point out the requirement of a client to purchase an elaborate travel insurance plan in their place of origin that protects their interest in case of trip cancellation, helicopter evacuation, medical emergencies, other illnesses, lost luggage, theft, disasters, death, and so on.
You are free to pick your insurer however look for an arrangement that covers trip postponement and cancellation, rescue, and covers medical as well. Guarantee it doesn’t have limitations on the height you will climb, prohibitions on the exercises you are embracing, or the places you will be visiting. Protect yourself with the right insurance so you can go on your expedition with peace of mind and focus more on your climbing.
Please make sure to send us a copy of your insurance policy before you start your expedition so that we can assist you in any case of an emergency.