Blossom Expeditions

Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak is the highest and one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. The summit of Mera Peak offers a panoramic view of Chamlang, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, and Baruntse in the east, and Mt. Cho-Oyu, Ama Dablam and Kangtega in the west. Everest can be viewed to the north over the massive unclimbed south face of Lhotse and the Nuptse/Lhotse ridge.

Mera peak is a much less demanding climb than many other trekking Peaks. You will not need heavy climbing equipment to summit here. Most ascents are achieved with the use only of a main rope, crampons, and ice-axe. Note that in the interests of safety near the summit, all climbers are attached to a fixed rope.

To get to the Mera valley we either fly to Lukla or Phaplu. From Lukla we trek over the Chhatra-la. This involves a steep ascent, which, during late November and early March, requires the use of climbing equipment. The difference in altitude between Lukla and Chhatra-la is about 1800m, and it is not unusual for trekkers to feel the affects of altitude when taking this route.

The route to Mera from Phaplu, on the other hand, is less technically demanding, and also provides a better opportunity to acclimatize. This Phaplu route goes through Taksindu-la (2930), Nunthala, Kharikhola, and Surke-la pass (3085). We also travel through the five holy lakes (Panch Pokhari) and the Hinku valley. In our opinion this is the perfect way to approach the Mera valley and Mera Peak.

We spend two days in the town of Khare, acclimatizing and training our climbers in the use of their equipment. Base camp is at 5400m, and high camp at 5700m.

After we summit we trek back to Lukla, passing over Chhatra-la on the final day.

 

Trip Facts

Trip Grade:
Moderate to Strenuous Plus
Max. Elevation:
6476m.
Starts Point:
Phaplu
Ends Point:
Lukla
Trip Duration:
24 days
Trek Duration:
20
Max. Group Size:
10 person
Season:
September to Early December and mid March to Late May
Accommodation:
Tea House/Camping 3 nights
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  • Cost Include/Exclude
  • Equipments
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Days Program Altitude Durations
01 Arriving KTM and transfer to Hotel 1300m.  
02 Preparation day of the trip and obtain climbing permit.    
03 Fly to Phaplu (35m) and trek to Ringmu 2720m. 3-4 hours
04 Trek to Kharikhola 2020m. 7-8 hours
05 Trek to Panggom 2890m. 3-4 hours
06 Trek to Najingdingmo 2650m. 6-7 hours
07 Trek to Cholem Kharka 3500m. 6-7 hours
08 Acclimatization day    
09 Trek to Khola Kharka 3300m. 5-6 hours
10 Trek to Kothe 3690m. 4-5 hours
11 Trek to Thangnak 4356m. 6-7 hours
12 Acclimatization day    
13 Trek to Khare 5000m. 3-4 hours
14 Acclimatization day    
15 Trek to Mera Base Camp 5415m. 3-4 hours
16 Trek to High Camp 5700m. 4-5 hours
17 Summit Mera peak (6476m) and return to Mera-la 5415m. 10-11hours
18 One extra day we may need    
19 Trek to Kothe 3690m. 4-5 hours
20 Trek to Thuli Kharka 4320m. 5-6 hours
21 Trek to Lukla  2720 5-6 hours
22 Fly back to Kathmandu.    
23 Free Day    
24 Departure to Home    
       

Trip Cost

Per person U.S. $3245
Single Supplement (optional single accommodation in KTM) U.S. $100
Trip Deposit U.S. $400 

Cost Includes

  • Peak Permit
  • Three time meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), Hot drinks and accommodation on the trip and during the climbing sharing basis
  • Porters, a Climbing Guide and a Guide wages, food, accommodation and insurance
  • Climbing guide equipment
  • Equipments tents and one Kitchen or dinning tent, Snow bar, Ropes, EP gas and stove, Ice-cru, Ice-Axe, Helmet, Figure-8, Jummer, Harness, Crampons and Kitchen utensils that we need at base camp and high camp.
  • 4 nights' accommodation in KTM Tourist Standard Hotel
  • Air port Transfer
  • National Park and TIMS card fee.


Cost Excludes

  • Cold and hard drink and water
  • Food in KTM
  • Travel insurance emergency evacuation and personal medical expenses.
  • Any donation along the trail and anything that not mentioned above

We will provide the technical climbing equipment and camping and cooking equipments.

The Equipments we provide

  1. Tents and one Kitchen or dinning tent
  2. Snow bar
  3. Main Rope and fixed Rope
  4. EP Gas and stove
  5. Ice-cru
  6. Kitchen utensils
  7. Porters clothing.
  8. Helmet
  9. Jummer
  10. Ice-Axe
  11. Harness
  12. Figure 8
  13. Crampons
  14. Carabineers with lock and without lock

You will need to supply the following personal equipment. If you do not have the following equipment you can buy or rent when you arrive in Kathmandu.

Personal Equipments List

  1. Bags: A small day Bag pack, Backpack or Duffle bag.
  2. Down or Fiber-filled Jacket (you can rent here in Kathmandu)
  3. Water and windproof Jacket (Gore-Tex)
  4. Fleece Jacket
  5. Hiking Shirts, Cotton and Polypropylene t-shirt
  6. Full Polypropylene and fleece T-shirts (jumper)
  7. Sun Had and woolen hot or balaclava with ear protection.
  8. High altitude insulated Pants nylon wind pants
  9. Hiking Pants.
  10. Thermal underwear Tops and Bottoms (Polypropylene and Fleece)
  11. Gloves  with liner and layer shell (Gore-Tex)
  12. Long Gaiters
  13. Trekking Boots and camp Shoes or Thongs
  14. Socks
  15. Sleeping bag
  16. Water Bottle or came bag
  17. Flashlight
  18. Sunglasses
  19. Sun cream
  20. Towel
  21. Iodine, water purification tablets or Steripen
  22. Personal Medical First Aid Kid
  23. Battery charger with multi adaptor and Batteries
  24. Kophlex Boot (plastic boot) for climbing
  25. Air Mattress

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