Mera Peak Climbing

An adventurous trek and climb of stunning Mera Peak around Inkhu valley

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Group Size: Minimum 02
  • Max Elevation: 6,476m/21,247ft

Highlights

  • Around Inkhu valley on the hidden areas of the South East Khumbu and Everest region
  • On the least traveled part of the Everest and Khumbu area in complete wilderness
  • Adventure from the southeast of Lukla to remote areas with a great climb on Mera peak.
  • Amazing dramatic landscapes and valleys with giant towering peaks surrounding
  • From the lovely pristine forest of firs and rhododendron trees to glaciers and ice-fields
  • Exploring traditional Sherpa villages on less trekked areas of southeast Khumbu

About Mera Peak Climbing

An adventurous trek and climb of stunning Mera Peak Climbing around Inkhu valley. Nepal Spirit Adventure introduces a grand adventure around hidden areas of Khumbu and Everest at Inkhu River valley on Mera Peak climb.

Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal a striking looking peak well placed enclosed with high other peaks that surround this beautiful Inkhu River Valley, where trekking and Mera Peak Climbing is pleasant around deep green forested areas full of tall rhododendron-oaks-pines and fir trees with a vast meadow of grazing pasture land.

Trek to Mera Peak Climbing leads from off the beaten trails southeast of Khumbu to reach the remote areas of Pangom, Najindingma and Gai-Kharka around least traveled areas by other trekkers and climbers.

Mera Peak Climbing and Trekking to Mosum Kharka where the routes of Lukla join and then reaching Mera Peak base camp for the classic climb on top (6,470m | 21,227ft) where you feel on top of the world and in high spirit with a breathtaking panorama of the high mountain that surrounds you on top.

Mera peak climb grade as PD meaning climb of less technical difficulties this grading has taken from French / Swiss Alpine Climbing system as used world-wide, although a less technical peak but requires proper climbing equipment and physical fitness for a safe climb and descend.

After a successful Mera Peak Climbing heading back to Lukla for the flight to Kathmandu with sweeping views of mountain views during 35 minutes on air.

''Customized trek and climbing itineraries are available as per your travel holidays needs.'' 

Itinerary

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On arrival in Kathmandu international airport received by Nepal Spirit guide or staff with a transfer to respective hotels downtown in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in and refreshment our guide provides briefing of the hotels, Kathmandu, culture and Mera Peak Climb with welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with folk and culture show.  

  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Breakfast is included in the hotel and we rest for most of the day and unpack. You visit Nepal Spirit Adventure head office in the afternoon. Our climbing guide checks your set of climbing equipment to make sure that they are in good condition for our coming journey and discuss our trip details overnight in the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Early morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for a short scenic flight of 35 mins to Lukla with panorama views of mountains, on reaching at Lukla with its unique airstrip start the trek towards Paiya also known as Chutok. After a short refreshing stop at Lukla and meeting our porters and other staff downhill walk by the Lukla air runways to reach at Surkhe village, from here climb to the ridge of Surkhe with a gradual good walk on a pleasant winding path to reach first overnight stop at Paiya, a moderate size village with nice forest surrounding.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

After a nice overnight stop at Paiya morning walk leads on Jiri / Everest trail for few hours on the downhill path reaching a small village above Khari Khola village at Bupsa, with excellent views of rolling hills and mountains. From here on leaving the main trail on the off-beaten tracks heading North East to reach a quaint Sherpa farm village at Pangom for an overnight stop, with time for afternoon walk exploring this nice village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

After breakfast leaving the main local route of lower Solu area heading towards remote North into Inkhu valley, as the morning walk enters into deep alpine forest reaching at Cherem with few shades of cattle herders. After a short break leading to a climb to Tashing Ongma with the view of Peak 43 and Kusum Kanguru peaks, and then reaching at Inkhu valley area, with striking views of Mera Peak South Face walk continues through thick rhododendron and pine tree woodlands to reach a grazing area overnight at Nagindingma.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

We climb first then descend for a while and climb some more to reach Ramailo Danda. From here we get extraordinary views of Mera Peak and Salpa. After ascending and descending on our trail, we enter the Makalu Barun National Park. Our trail from here to Chhatra Khola is called the Pasang Lhamu trail. On the way, if we are lucky, we might even come across the elusive Red Panda. Overnight in Chhatra Khola.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

We walk towards the north on the main trail to Mera Peak. After walking on a trail next to the Majang Khola, we merge with another trail that moves alongside the Hinku Khola. Our trail moves straight ahead towards Tashing Ongma which has seasonal tea shops. We continue our trek and cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe overnight in lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

We trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. We take lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders' settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Beyond Gondishung, we pass a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we can find Mera Peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. A short walk takes us to Thaknak, which is a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops overnight in lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Leaving Thaknak, we follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, we can see the northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch, we can hike in and around Khare overnight in the lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

We have a separate day set aside solely for acclimatization and basic training just to prepare ourselves better for the Mera Peak climb. Our climbing leader will help us polish our basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the best ways to use our climbing gear like the ice axe, harness, ascender climbing boots, and crampons. The training will also include learning the best climbing technique with the rope overnight in Khare.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

We walk through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail to reach the Mera peak base camp. From here, we continue further through the Mera La pass to reach the Mera high camp. Our path is along a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. Then we set up a high camp while enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse overnight in tent accommodation.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tent

This is a really important day for the expedition. We wake up around 2 in the morning for breakfast. It’s going to be very cold in the beginning but soon we warm up as we continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may use a fixed rope if the climbing leader believes it’s required. The summit is only a few meters away reaching on top of Mera peak, where your dream filled with success, offering wide panorama including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) after a high spirit on the top descend with care to high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare overnight in lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

There is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our planned day for the summit. Therefore, this day is set aside as a contingency in case we are unable to summit the Mera on the desired day due to bad weather conditions or any other unanticipated reason. However, if the trip goes smoothly, this day will not be required.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

After an adventure of lifetime experience return journey back to Lukla as the trek leads to Kothe, walk from base camp without a problem of altitude gain, although the walk leads to few ups and downs and back to green vegetation and tree lines at Kotey a small cattle herders shelters overnight in lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

From Kothe morning walk leads back to forested area with blue Himalayan pines and rhododendrons tree lines, then passing several nice grazing areas and meadows with a gentle uphill climb with views of Mera Peak and other high Himalayan range, then reaching Thuli– Kharka for last overnight stop before Lukla.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse
  • Location: Thuli Kharka
  • Altitude: 4,300 m/14,107ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours

A long day walk today and last day of trekking, starting earlier to reach at Lukla, as the climb leads over Kalo Himal ridges then Zatrwa Og and cross Zatrwa-La pass at 4,600mm. As soon as we cross the pass we are welcomed by the sight of the beautiful Lukla Valley which is surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kondge peak, Number Himal, KusumKhangru then on downhill to Lukla for last overnight stop in Khumbu and Everest region, in Lukla in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge with farewell dinner among guides, staff and porters.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. We invite you farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the climbers’ successful summit of the Mera peak overnight in the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Nepal Spirit Adventure allows a spare or as contingency day in Kathmandu in case of flight cancellation or delays at Lukla, which can occur sometimes due to bad/unfavorable weather conditions. If all goes well as the itinerary one can use this day as a free day for individual activities or book a day tour with us.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

After a wonderful time on Mera Peak Climb with grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to international air terminal approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight for your departure homeward bound or to next respective countries.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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Cost Details

  • Airport pickups and drops by private vehicle
  • Four nights 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Domestic flights: Kathmandu- Lukla –Kathmandu
  • Lodge accommodation during the trekking
  • Tented accommodation during the climbing session
  • Special Mera peak climbing permit
  • National peak permit & TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek and climb
  • English Speaking trained and experience trek climbing guide
  • Porter service 2 trekkers: 1 porter
  • Staff daily wage costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils equipment down jacket, duffel bag and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • Farewell dinner
  • All the government and local tax with paperwork
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet,  laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters

Dates & Prices

Departure note

Group joining fix departure dates are not convenient for you; you may choose alternate trip departure dates as per your comfort holidays, we are pleased to open a new trip date. We can organize a private trek at any time of the year.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
28 Feb, 2020 - 17 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$2190

Personal Information

Useful Information

How We Can Get Nepal Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visas can be obtained from the Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. Most of our guests take Nepal Visa after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.

If you have obtained a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are 'Tourist Visas'. They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa 'On Arrival' is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ' Tourist Visa' to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing required documents. Nationals of designated countries are requested to acquire Visa prior to their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of the Nepal Government.

Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA) if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.

1st Step: Fill in Online ‘Tourist Visa ‘form ( you can fill it up prior to your arrival visiting our official website Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring a visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.

2nd Step: Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days) Get the receipt. While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

3rd Step: Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts, and your passport. Hand in your documents to the immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues a visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points

  • 15 Days – 30 USD
  • 30 Days – 50 USD
  • 90 Days – 125 USD

Visa Extension Fee

Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

Upon Arrival In Nepal

On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you as per your flight landing hours with your name on display board of Nepal Spirit Adventure then transfer to your respective hotels in Kathmandu. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss with much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary is chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek as well as you may have a question and answer about the trip.

Accommodation In Kathmandu

We provide 3*** stars tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with breakfast. If you are trekking in groups joining a basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route trekking, you can request for the single supplement (which will be at extra cost beside trip price stated). We can also help you to book at different deluxe star category hotels on request for more details and information please feel free to contact us

A Typical Tea House (Lodge) Trekking and Climbing Day

A typical trekking day means walking from morning to late afternoon. Each morning after packing your bags and then having a good breakfast, we will set off for day walks to our next designated overnights stop. We suggest that you carry a small day pack to put your water bottles, sunscreen cream, hats, raincoat, camera, and warm jumper just in case if the weather changes to cold, while rest of your belonging that you don’t need for the day goes in large duffel/kit bags for porters to carry. The walk will last for 3 to 4 hours in the morning until lunch at midday. We stop for one hour to have lunch and rest before heading to our overnight destination in the comfort of tea house/lodge at villages.

At the end of the day after checking in the lodge, rest (read books, write your diary) or explore the village. After lunch, you will be walking for 2 to 3 hours, normally reaching at the overnight stop around three to four PM. Our guide will provide you with the best accommodation available in Tea houses and lodge. Some days completing day walks by lunchtime at designated overnights stops, where you will be free after lunch in the afternoon.

After tea and coffee break one can spend time exploring around the village or just relax and do some washing the laundry. The dinner will be served around 6 to 7 P.M. the dining room (Restaurant) inside the tea house/lodge. For dinner as per the menu or recommended by your guide must be ordered one hour in advance. After dinner evening will be spent often playing cards or discussing the day’s topic and events or writing a diary if we are habitual of it before heading off to bed for good sound sleep.

Accommodation In Mera Peak Climbing 

We provide accommodation in tea houses (mountain lodge). A Tea House is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are with twin beds and little additional furniture like small tables or chairs. Blankets are generally provided (we recommend that you carry your own sleeping bags). Most bathrooms are common with squatting (Asian) toilets or of western comfort with sitting toilets. Most of the lodges have hot water for showers, but with extra charge in using hot showers.

Trekking And Mera Peak Climbing Foods

As per your booking Trek and Mera Peak Climbing, full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided). We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), and as well a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and eggs dishes are generally available for breakfast. During the Mera Peak Climbing period, we provide Nepali Hygenic meals.

Safe Drinking Water

Along the trek and climbing, safe drinking water is very important while we are on high altitude journey. We recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problem AMS). As long as possible we recommend you buy sealed packed mineral water and can buy from every local shop and lodges. Remember! river, spring, and tap water are free, we should not recommend you directly drink it even water looks very clean, we can not drink with adding water purification pills or filter then will be suitable to drink. You can buy also boiled water from every lodge. Boiled water and sealed packed water cost $2-3$ dollars per letters and its cost also depends on where we are from the sea level. So, you need to prepare and packed the extra cost for all the table drinks. During the Mera Peak Climbing, we provide you with boiled water.

Health And Fitness Required

Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and participating for trek and climb. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or month before/after booking the trip with us, if you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point on the trek chosen, most of the trek is non-technical effort walks. The highest height gain on this trip is at 6475m is Mera Top above sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and down, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces, and riverside as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still requires moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult your medical doctor before traveling and do a regular check-up and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

Our Experience Trekking Crews

Nepal is a mountainous country walk takes you to a remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied by an experienced and qualified guide and leaders for a safe journey and making the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time.

Our experienced guide provides with much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day to day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certify from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing helps, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by the expert team of tourism professionals all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experience and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us, you will have time learning Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the groups.

This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smooth as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helpers in certain conditions.

Caring Porter

Our porter is fully equipped with warm gear and insured on each trip by the company. We take care of our staff/porter's welfare as well as the client’s safeties.
We closely work with (PAC) Porters Association International Act. We allow maximum load to be carried by our porter with 20 to 25 KG and make sure that your trekking duffel-kit bag should not be more than 20-25 KG.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must and necessary that you are insured when booking trips with Nepal Spirit Adventure. Insurance protections should cover Travel / Medical sufficiently as well as emergency and immediate rescue evacuation by any means of transportation including helicopters on medical ground.
As well covering against loss or theft of your belonging and valuables and please make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as Trekking and Climbing including other trips and adventure sports.

Nepal Spirit Adventure holds no responsibility and liability in case of loss, theft or damage of your belongings. We also let you know that Nepalese insurance companies do not have a travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese nationals. We advise you when you travel to Nepal please bring your insurance documents it is top important.

Re-Charging Batteries of Electronic Items on The Trek

We can recharge your batteries, devices with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

High Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally at altitudes of over 3,000 m. Most people will feel some effect of altitude, shortness of breath and possibly a light-headed, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop you, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you do deal with your problem. Generally, overexertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

Group Size

We organize any route of Nepal Peak Climbing with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be 02 maximum group size is 10 or more on request. We can also organize a private trip to a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open a group date on the same date.