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Mera Peak 6476m

Mera Peak 6476m

 Mera peak is considered one of the major and popular trekking peaks in Nepal. The Peak itself rises to the south of Everest. The ascent of the peak is technically straightforward, however, the heavy snow and the maze of crevasses can make the way longer to the summit. Besides the charm of climbing Mera Peak, the trek to its base camp from Lukla is rewarding for experiencing little-visited and as yet unspoilt region of Nepal with densely forested hill sides. There are several approaches to the base camp besides the easy and normal route which is mentioned below. The routes crossing Amphu Labtsa (5,780m) and the Mingbo La (5,871m) provide some the most adventurous trekking with spectacular scenery through remote glaciated valleys and passes.

North Face Glacier from the Mera La.

The base camp can be set up at 5,300m near Mera La on the Hongu side in the moraine below the ice. From here a high camp is set at 5,800m near a rocky outcrop on the Mera Glacier. The high camp proves to be one to the most glorious viewpoints in Nepal offering the panoramic views of Kanchanjunga, Chamlang, Makalu and Baruntse sweeping around from the east and Amadablam, Cho Oyu and Kangtega to the west. The giant faces of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse appear in the north. There are three main summits which are climbable without much difficulty. The south summit (6,065m) is the most accessible with the Northern Summit (6,476m), the highest, which can be reached by skirting the Central Summit (6,461m) to the north and following snow ridge to its top. Climbing the middle summit requires ascent up on steep snow and is more technical. Mera North is straight-forward to climb.

 Itinerary

Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla by flight. Camp at Lukla.

Days 02-08: Trek to Mera Base camp.

Day 09: Rest and exploration at Base Camp.

Day 10: Climb to High Camp.

Day 11: Mera Peak Climbing to summit. Descent to Base Camp.

Days 12-17: Return trek to Lukla.

Day 18: Lukla - Kathmandu by flight. End of Mera Peak Expedition.

ALTERNATE TREK ROUTES  

a) Mingbo La pass to Everest Base Camp:

Return through the upper Hongu valley and over Mingbo La pass into the Imja valley on the Everest Base Camp route. From here a visit can be made to Everest Base camp and return to Lukla. This is a very high altitude trek through glaciated valleys with possibilities of being stranded in adverse weather condition. Only strong, well equipped, groups should attempt this route.

b) Amphu Laptsa pass to Everest Base Camp:

Return trek through the upper Hongu valley and then over the high pass of Amphu Laptsa to come out at Chukung in the upper Imja river valley near Island Peak. From here a visit can be made to Everest Base camp and return to Lukla. This is a very high altitude trek through glaciated valleys with possibilities of being stranded in adverse weather condition. Only strong, well equipped, groups should attempt this route.

Location Map

 Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & Transfer hotel 
 Day 02: Prepare Permit & climbing – hotel 
 Day 03: Fly to Lukla & trek to Chutanga  – lodge 
 Day 04: Chutanga Zatra La Pass 4600m. – Thuli Khark – Lodge 
 Day 05:  Thuli Khark – Kothey 3090m.- Lodge 
 Day 06: Kothey – Thangnak 4355m.- Lodge 
 Day 07: Thangnak – Khare  5095m. – Lodge 
 Day 08: Khare - Rest day for acclimatizing 
 Day 09: Khare – High Camp 5800m. Tented camping
 Day 10: H.C -  Mera peak 6654m.  Summit - Khare
 Day 11: Khare – Kothey – Lodge 
 Day 12: Kothey – Chatrarbu (Thuli Khark) – Lodge 
 Day 13: Chatrarbu (Thuli Khark) – Lukla – Lodge 
 Day 14: Fly Lukla – Kathmandu & transfer to hotel 
 Day 15: Transfer to airport for final departure      

1 Person: USD 2500.00
2 Person: Per Person USD 2200 .00
3,4 Person: Per Person USD 2000.00
5 Person or more: Per Person USD 1895.00
 
 
Cost Includes
  1. Mera Peak Expedition4 nights hotel in Kathmandu bed & breakfast – 3 star  
  2. Climbing Permit for Mera Peak 6654m.
  3. Arun & Barunt national park permit
  4. All meal during the trek best available lodges or tea house
  5. One experience climbing Sherpa guide & porter
  6. Climbing Rope, climbing food
  7. Climbing tent for high camp
  8. Climber 20 KG allowed weight for climbing equipments  
  9. Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight with cargo
  10. Life & medical insurance for guide & porter
  11. All accommodation best available guesthouse
  12. Airport -hotel-airport transfer
  13. Farewell dinner with Nepali dance & song
  14. Our service charge
Cost Excludes
  1. Personal climbing equipment
  2. Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  3. Emergency Rescue evacuation
  4. Personal expenses
  5. Tipping (Tips)
  6. Bar & beverage bills
  7. any extra no mention above here

 

This list is a guideline to help you pack for trekking and peak climbing. Also, please understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Skylark Treks and Expedition inclusive in the service.

Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter, but you are required to carry a daypack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
  • Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)

Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Tape slings (2)
  • Screwgate karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/eight figure
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Ascender/Jhumar
  • Helmet

Group Climbing Gears:

  • Snow bar*
  • Rope*
  • Ice hammer*
  • Ice screw*

Head

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Hands

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens; consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched, waterproof, polar-fleece mitt liner

Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

Feet

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks
  • Gaiters

Sleeping

  • 1 sleeping bag 30 degree DC
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner

Rucksack and Travel Bags

  • 1 medium rucksack or 1 large duffel bag *
  • Daypack/backpack of 35 to 50 liters for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Note: Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant!
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Practical Items

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • Large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

Toiletries

  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash

Extras/Luxuries

  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110 ampere)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Month

2018

2019 

 
January      
February      
March/April
 Mar 22,-Apr 07, 2018
 Apr 03- 19, 2018   
 Apr 13-29, 2018   
  
Mar 06, 2019 - Mar 22, 2019
Mar 13, 2019 - Mar 29, 2019
Mar 20, 2019 - Apr 05, 2019
Mar 27, 2019 - Apr 12, 2019
Apr 03, 2019 - Apr 19, 2019
Apr 10, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
 
April/May

Apr 20,  - May 06, 2018

May 04, - 20, 2018

May 14, -30, 2018

 

 
Apr 17, 2019 - May 03, 2019
Apr 24, 2019 - May 10, 2019
 May 01, 2019 - May 17, 2019
 May 08, 2019 - May 24, 2019
 May 15, 2019 - May 31, 2019
 
May/June  
May 22, 2019 - Jun 07, 2019
May 29, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019
Jun 05, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
Jun 12, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019 
 
June/July      
July/August      

August/Septemeber

Sep 04, 2018 - Sep 20, 2018
Sep 16, 2018 - Oct 02, 2018
Sep 24, 2018 - Oct 10, 2018
Aug 21, 2019 - Sep 06, 2019   
Aug 28, 2019 - Sep 13, 2019
 Sep 04, 2019 - Sep 20, 2019 
 
Septemebr/October Oct 04, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018
Sep 18, 2019 - Oct 04, 2019
 Sep 25, 2019 - Oct 11, 2019
 Oct 02, 2019 - Oct 18, 2019
 Oct 09, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019
 
October/November
Oct 16, 2018 - Nov 01, 2018
Oct 24, 2018 - Nov 09, 2018
 Nov 05, 2018 - Nov 21, 2018
Oct 16, 2019 - Nov 01, 2019
 Oct 23, 2019 - Nov 08, 2019
 Oct 30, 2019 - Nov 15, 2019
 
November/Dec
Nov 16, 2018 - Dec 02, 2018
 Nov 25, 2018 - Dec 11, 2018
Nov 06, 2019 - Nov 22, 2019 
 Nov 13, 2019 - Nov 29, 2019
 Nov 20, 2019 - Dec 06, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 

Trip Facts

 Elevation: (6654m/ 21,840ft)
 
Location: Khumbu region
 
Coordinates: 27.92°N, 86.93°E
 
First Ascent: May 20, 1953 by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing
 
Climbing Season: spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)
 
Expd duration: 15 days
 
Climbing duration: 2 days (typically)
 
Group Size: 2 - 12

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