Mera Peak Climbing

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Mera Peak climbing (6,461m/ 21,190 ft) is popular as the highest peak climbing in Nepal which is located in Khumbu (Everest) region which is the most popular trekking region in Nepal. An expedition to Mera Peak climbing in Nepal is an exciting and awe-inspiring adventure once-for –a lifetime. The adventure seekers’ first choice is always Mera Peak summit but they must be physically fit. Keeping on an eye from the summit of Mera Peak climbing up to the horizon, one can view mighty snow-feds above 8000 meters including world highest mountains Everest and Everest base camp, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and many other stunning peaks is an unforgettable experience.

As other trekking in Khumbu region commences, Mera Peak climbing also commences from Lukla after a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu. Then you start ascending to Namche, Bazar, a tourist hub in Khumbu region then Tengboche and after few days of trekking, you will get closer to Mera Peak. Although this climbing is physically demanding, relatively it is not technically difficult to accomplish as ascending snow slopes rarely exceed 40 degrees.

An extrovert sense of adventure and a sound physical fitness are two inevitable qualifications of the climbers while scaling Mera Peak. Without gradual and proper acclimatization, it is very difficult to scale Mera Peak. Thus, itinerary and another arrangement of this adventure trip are designed accordingly to suit the stamina of the adventure enthusiast ’s. Initially, a walk through a deep and virgin forest of Hinku valley itself is an amazing experience and also an excellent opportunity for acclimatization for the climb. We ensure you’re the most safety your trip a lifetime adventure as we always employ a well-equipped expedition team including the team leader during the climb. There are three different Mera Peak such as North Mera Peak (6476m), Central Mera Peak summit (6461m.) and South Mera Peak summit  (6064m.). Among them, we operate the expedition on Mera peak climbing Central peak climbing in Nepal.

As this adventurous trekking is based on Sagarmatha National Park and Khumbu region, the most popular trekking trails, and the experience of cultural heritage, flora and faunas, and the most astoundingly stunning view of world tallest Mountain View including Mt. Everest, the top of the world are the also other major highlights of this expedition. And finally, this adventure wraps up in Lukla and you fly back to Kathmandu.


Mera Peak climbing FAQS

How difficult is Mera Peak climbing?

Mera Peak is known as the highest non-technical trekking peak in Nepal Technical training of climbing course is not mandatory. However, the knowledge on using equipment and previous experience of climbing would be an asset. A pre-ice climbing training will be provided at the Base Camp to make one skilful on using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons. This adventure requires normally 5-6 hours of walking every day and some days even 8-10 hours- such as on the summiting day. For this, the individual adventure seeker should have a good level of stamina and good health condition. We, Magic Expedition design such an itinerary in order to avoid altitude sickness and other problems that may occur during our adventure to Mera Peak.

Can anyone join? –

Yeh, we can join the group because climbing is considered to be easier in the group. However, solo climbing is also possible. We will be accompanied by an international climbing leader with other members if we join the group. Each member will be found helping each other during the climb.

Do I need any prior climbing experience for Mera Peak? –

Actually, we do not need to have prior climbing experience for Mera Peak climbing. However,  We recommend you to do regular exercise and do short hikes in order to keep yourself fit. If you have prior trekking, hiking and even climbing experience, they will be a significant asset to this venture.

Why climb Mera peak with Magic Expedition Trekking And Tour?

Climbing Mera Peak with Magic Expedition Trekking and Tour will be a successful adventure for a lifetime. The team we offer is always professional and well-trained to handle foreseen and unforeseen occurrences during the climb. We assure your safety and success.  We suggest you right to be with proper equipment for a lifetime adventure.

 What gear does the company provide for Mera Peak climbing? –

We provide Sleeping Bag, Tents, Duffle Bag, Map and Down Jacket. Considering the inconvenience  of the climbers, we also offer climbing boots (size taken after your arrival), Black Diamond crampons, ice axe, ice bar, ice screw, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, safety helmet, plain and locking carabineers, prussic cord and new climbing rope etc Considering  Except these, the individual climber has to afford all the required equipment for Mera Peak Climbing.

What is the success rate on Mera peak climb? –

It was 100 % in 2017.  We have been operating Mera Peak Climbing for the last 10 years and we have resulted in 90 per cent success rate. Sometimes, due to not ample acclimatization and bad weather condition, cant triumph over it.

How is the climbing Day? Do we start early in morning?

Obviously, the climbing day is the most significant day in this adventure trip. We have to be both physically and mentally committed and equipped to scale this peak. We begin our trip early in the morning at around 3 because we have to face a strong blow of wind if we do not move earlier. We have to work hard for more than 8- 9 hours.  If we follow this time schedule, we scale the summit at 9 and get back to Base Camp to have lunch. This scale is incredibly amazing and memorable.

 How does Magic Expedition guarantee safety against Altitude sickness?

First, we guarantee against altitude sickness with apt acclimatization and the proper foods and safe drinking water in the high altitude. Secondly, we afford such a team and the climbing leader who is very conscious about altitude sickness and they are always medically prepared. Similarly,  our team will carry oxygen cylinders and chambers and you all will be strictly guided on what to do and what not to do during the climb. So far, we haven’t faced such a critical case regarding altitude sickness.

Why always opt for the reputed company with the professional leader for Mera Peak?

It is an adventure on the mountain. No one wants to challenge the adventure without a professional leader offered by a professional company and professional are always reliable. Professional company and guide don’t mislead you and they provide a world class service regarding accommodation, equipment, flight and guidelines to follow during the climb. And in case of emergency or crisis, the professional can assist us in no time.

Heard Lukla be world’s dangerous airstrip? Is there any alternative?

Yeh, it is true however the pilots are professional and they land the small planes very safely. Lukla airport is hidden into a small valley at the lap of the mountain. If the weather condition is not good, we either have to cancel or postpone our flight. This occurs frequently. If it continues to occur, we optionally can fly by helicopter which costs extra.

What are the average hours walking per day on Mera peak? –

It is 6-8 hours per day.  But the day we head to scale Mera Peak will differ as your pace in the higher elevation. This includes ample acclimatization and we even have an opportunity to explore the mountain and the trails.

What kind of food and accommodation are we to expect on the trip?

The accommodation will be normal mountain accommodation with clean common toilet. Occasionally, we get attached accommodation but hard to find. These mountain lodges will offer you the best class of accommodation.

We will have several options for food. The restaurants will offer us almost every item that we get in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. The foods they offer will be better than we have in major cities. You will experience the organic flavour of food items.

How am I to communicate in case of emergency? Any communication facility?

Everest region is well covered by the network. We can get a local sim card and get access to network easily. Each lodge and guest house offers us Wi-Fi facility but for this, we have to pay the certain charge. In this way, we can connect with our family and friends. In case of emergency, we report it to the guide or the leader and the leader will find the immediate measure to solve the problem.

Can I charge my devices and have hot showers in Mera Peak Climbing trip?

Yes, you can charge your devices like cell phone and camera in every lodge or guest house you stay. But they charge you the very little amount of money. It may be like between 100-200 Nepali rupees. We better recommend you to bring own backup or extra charged battery which will be more convenient.

We say ‘Yes’. We get a hot shower all around the trip. This also costs extra money. This may vary from 2-7 dollars. But, we and our don’t allow you to take shower at the base camp because of the probable crisis in the high altitude regarding health. Rather, we provide you with a big bowl of hot water for your cleaning.

What if I am very slow in the group?

In order to avoid the slow pace of the climber, the leader will frequently counsel to walk together because the problem can be solved easily by a team. If such a situation occurs, the leader will take care of those who walk slow and his assistants will take care of the others to make the trip less strenuous.

What about drinking water facility?

We are environmentally aware and our team as well. We don’t allow our clients to use a plastic bottle for carrying water in the mountain. Rather, we request you to bring negligence metal water bottle which you can fill with boiled water. Every guest house provides boiled water which is safe to drink. This is provided without any extra charge.

 Do I need the travel insurance for an emergency to join the climb of Mera peak?

We strongly suggest having all-inclusive travel insurance for this climb. We don’t expect any extremity in the mountain because our leader is well trained but in some cases, we may have to evacuate the climber from the mountain. So, in order for these situations, travel insurance is a must.

 What permits do we need to be with?

We need to obtain Special Island Peak Climbing Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and TIMS for Mera Peak climbing.  We, Magic Expedition and Tour will collect for your convenience.

  • Is it doable in winter?

Mera Peak Climbing can be done all around them, however, the winter months are chill and the climbers have to protect themselves from cold. If we do proper precautions, of course, we can do it. Many of the adventure lovers escape winter for doing Mera Peak climbing.

 What is the best time to do Mera Peak?

April to mid-June during spring and September to November during autumn before the acute winter is considered to be the best time to climb Island peak. These two seasons offer the view of 360-degree mountain range and astounding landscapes.

Is there any possibility to customize Mera Peak climbing?

Yes, we can customize this trip as per the clients’ interest. We can combine Mera Peak Climbing with Everest  View Trek, Everest Three Passes Trek along with Everest Base Camp Trekking and Gokyo Lake View Trekking. So, what type of itinerary do they want, Magic Expedition and Tour are always ready to customize Mera  Peak Climbing Trip.

 

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will receive you there and transfer you to the hotel. In the evening, we will have a short orientation meeting about the trip information and we will let you see your guide and porter or the climbing, leader. At the same time, you are expected to settle all dues amount and also be with passport, travel insurance and 2 passport sized photographs.

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation

This sightseeing tour commences after breakfast at around 8. You will have lunch during the tour in the afternoon. So, you have better have some money, Nepali currency is expected. For the whole day  You will be exploring Kathmandu valley, a valley of temples, major historical cultural heritages like Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath which are enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The tour ends at around 4 pm-Overnight in Hotel-

Day 03: Kathmandu Lukla – Paiya

The flight to Lukla takes early in the morning. Sometimes the flight to Lukla may get disturbed due to unfavourable weather condition. First, the guide will come to receive you at the hotel and take you to the airport for the flight. It is 35 minutes scenic flight to Tenzing- Hillary airport located into the lap of mountains. After you get Lukla, you begin to trek through woods and get to Surke village. From Surke, we move to South and cross Chutok La pass and finally get Paiya which is also known as Chutok. Overnight at a guest house at Chutok or Paiya.

Day. 04: Paiya to Panggom (2,846m/9,337ft): 5-6 hours

From Paiya, we trek down until we arrive at a small bridge. Then, we begin to trek along slippery and narrow trail till we cross Kari Las Pass. Now, we trek through rhododendron and bamboo. We also experience Dudhkosi Valley today. Our further trek takes us finally to Panggom. Overnight at a guest house at Panggom.

Day 05: Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m/9,393ft): 4-5 hours

We leave Panggom after our breakfast. We then trek to cross Panggom La Pass. Then, the ascent begins. We cross two different major streams before reaching Ningsow Village. Overnight at a guest house at Ningsow village.

Day 06: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft): 7-8 hours

We begin our trek after breakfast. First, we ascend for a while and descend begins which takes us to Ramailo Danda. Ramailo Danda is a viewpoint which offers us astonishing views of  Mera Peak and

Salpa.  After we enjoy the views, we enter into Makalu Barun National Park.  If we are fortunate enough, we even see Red Panda. Overnight at a guest house at Chhatra Khola.

Day 07: Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft): 6-7 hours

Today we catch the mail trail to Mera Peak and begin to walk to the North. The next destination we get to is Majang Khola. Our further move takes us to Hinku Khola.  The trail is now straightforward and we now arrive at Tashing Ongma which has tea shops. We further continue our trek crossing the bridge over Sanu Khola and finally, we arrive at Kothe. Overnight at a guest house at Kothe.

Day 08: Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft): 3-4 hours

We, now, trek along the ridge of Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. Today we come across 200-year-old Lungumgba Gompa. We get some information about the trail to Mera Peak in the rock around its premises.  And now we come across a short walk which finally takes us to Thaknak. Thaknak is a summer grazing area with traditional lodges and shops. Overnight at a guest house at Thaknak.

Day 09: Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hours

Today, we do not have to work longer. After we leave Thaknak,   we come across moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka. Dig Kharka offers us magnificent views of Charpate Himal.  We again encounter with moraines like Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers. Then, we further climb the steep cliff in order to get Khare. Khare provides us with the northern face of Mera Peak. After we have lunch, we can do further exploration of Khare and enjoy some spectacular views of Mera Peak.  Overnight at a guest house at Khare.

Day 10: Khare: Acclimatization and pre-climb training

Today is a spare day for acclimatization and pre-climb training. We learn some basic skills of climbing. Our team leader will help us to learn these skills. We learn how to use our climbing gears like the ice axe, harness, ascender climbing boots and crampons in best ways. Besides, we also learn some skills of using the rope in an efficient way.  Overnight at a guest house at Khare.

Day 11: Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 6-7 hours

We trek along the steep trail to get Mera Peak Base Camp. Then, we head to Mera La Pass which takes us to Mera High Camp. On the way, we encounter with several technical rocky crevasses.  We make our trail to the top of the high camp. Then, we set up a camp at the high camp. From high camp, we celebrate exhilarating views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse.  Overnight at a guest house at  Mera High Camp.

Day 12: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft): 8-9 hours

Today is really challenging and the most significant day for us because we are going to scale the summit and come back to Khare. We get up early in the morning at around 2-3 and begin our adventure to the summit of Mera Peak. If we do begin our trip late today, we will be troubled by the strong wind. But the route is not technical. We climb higher parting the air and put the final step at the summit. It may require to fix the rope in some cases. From the summit, we capture breathtaking views of the mighty Himalayas 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) and others.

Then we descend to high camp and celebrate our victory for some time and finally move forward to Khare. Overnight at a guest house at Khare.

Day 13: Rest Day

This is a contingency day in case we are challenged by bad weather. It doesn’t happen in all the cases. So, we need this day. Even sometimes we have a slow worker and the problem of altitude sickness. For this, we require this day. Overnight at a guest house at Khare.

Day 14: Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hours

We descend down following the same trail as we used previously. At Kothe, we can still celebrate our success of scaling the summit of Mera Peak. Overnight at a guest house at Kothe.

Day 15: Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4,300 m/14,107ft): 5-6 hours

We leave Kothe after breakfast for Thuli Kharka.  We have several ascends and descends and also encounter with tributaries of the Inkhu Khola. We also pass a Chorten. We ascend to Thuli Kharka by passing by another Chorten. Overnight at a guest house at Thuli Kharka.

Day 16: Thuli Kharla to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass: 6-7 hours

This is the last day trekking on the mountain on this trip. We trek down to Lukla Valley which is surrounded by mountain giants including Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Number Himal, Kusum Khangru and other Himalayan peaks. We enjoy the evening by having liquors and dishes. Overnight at the guesthouse at Lukla.

Day 21: Fly to Kathmandu

Today, we have a short flight of 35 minutes from Lukla to Kathmandu. We will be received by the representative at Kathmandu airport and transferred to the airport. In the evening, we enjoy farewell dinner.

Day 22: Final departure

We drop you to the airport for your departure according to your scheduled flight.


Mera Peak climbing FAQS

How difficult is Mera Peak climbing?

Mera Peak is known as the highest non-technical trekking peak in Nepal Technical training of climbing course is not mandatory. However, the knowledge on using equipment and previous experience of climbing would be an asset. A pre-ice climbing training will be provided at the Base Camp to make one skilful on using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons. This adventure requires normally 5-6 hours of walking every day and some days even 8-10 hours- such as on the summiting day. For this, the individual adventure seeker should have a good level of stamina and good health condition. We, Magic Expedition design such an itinerary in order to avoid altitude sickness and other problems that may occur during our adventure to Mera Peak.

Can anyone join? –

Yeh, we can join the group because climbing is considered to be easier in the group. However, solo climbing is also possible. We will be accompanied by an international climbing leader with other members if we join the group. Each member will be found helping each other during the climb.

  • Do I need any prior climbing experience for Mera Peak? –

Actually, we do not need to have prior climbing experience for Mera Peak climbing. However,  We recommend you to do regular exercise and do short hikes in order to keep yourself fit. If you have prior trekking, hiking and even climbing experience, they will be a significant asset to this venture.

  • Why climb Mera peak with Magic Expedition Trekking And Tour?

Climbing Mera Peak with Magic Expedition Trekking and Tour will be a successful adventure for a lifetime. The team we offer is always professional and well-trained to handle foreseen and unforeseen occurrences during the climb. We assure your safety and success.  We suggest you right to be with proper equipment for a lifetime adventure.

 What gear does the company provide for Mera Peak climbing? –

We provide Sleeping Bag, Tents, Duffle Bag, Map and Down Jacket. Considering the inconvenience  of the climbers, we also offer climbing boots (size taken after your arrival), Black Diamond crampons, ice axe, ice bar, ice screw, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, safety helmet, plain and locking carabineers, prussic cord and new climbing rope etc Considering  Except these, the individual climber has to afford all the required equipment for Mera Peak Climbing.

What is the success rate on Mera peak climb? –

It was 100 % in 2017.  We have been operating Mera Peak Climbing for the last 10 years and we have resulted in 90 per cent success rate. Sometimes, due to not ample acclimatization and bad weather condition, cant triumph over it.

  • How is the climbing Day? Do we start early in morning?

Obviously, the climbing day is the most significant day in this adventure trip. We have to be both physically and mentally committed and equipped to scale this peak. We begin our trip early in the morning at around 3 because we have to face a strong blow of wind if we do not move earlier. We have to work hard for more than 8- 9 hours.  If we follow this time schedule, we scale the summit at 9 and get back to Base Camp to have lunch. This scale is incredibly amazing and memorable.

 How does Magic Expedition guarantee safety against Altitude sickness?

First, we guarantee against altitude sickness with apt acclimatization and the proper foods and safe drinking water in the high altitude. Secondly, we afford such a team and the climbing leader who is very conscious about altitude sickness and they are always medically prepared. Similarly,  our team will carry oxygen cylinders and chambers and you all will be strictly guided on what to do and what not to do during the climb. So far, we haven’t faced such a critical case regarding altitude sickness.

  • Why always opt for the reputed company with the professional leader for Mera Peak?

It is an adventure on the mountain. No one wants to challenge the adventure without a professional leader offered by a professional company and professional are always reliable. Professional company and guide don’t mislead you and they provide a world class service regarding accommodation, equipment, flight and guidelines to follow during the climb. And in case of emergency or crisis, the professional can assist us in no time.

  • Heard Lukla be world's dangerous airstrip? Is there any alternative?

Yeh, it is true however the pilots are professional and they land the small planes very safely. Lukla airport is hidden into a small valley at the lap of the mountain. If the weather condition is not good, we either have to cancel or postpone our flight. This occurs frequently. If it continues to occur, we optionally can fly by helicopter which costs extra.

What are the average hours walking per day on Mera peak? –

It is 6-8 hours per day.  But the day we head to scale Mera Peak will differ as your pace in the higher elevation. This includes ample acclimatization and we even have an opportunity to explore the mountain and the trails.

What kind of food and accommodation are we to expect on the trip?

The accommodation will be normal mountain accommodation with clean common toilet. Occasionally, we get attached accommodation but hard to find. These mountain lodges will offer you the best class of accommodation.

We will have several options for food. The restaurants will offer us almost every item that we get in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. The foods they offer will be better than we have in major cities. You will experience the organic flavour of food items.

How am I to communicate in case of emergency? Any communication facility?

Everest region is well covered by the network. We can get a local sim card and get access to network easily. Each lodge and guest house offers us Wi-Fi facility but for this, we have to pay the certain charge. In this way, we can connect with our family and friends. In case of emergency, we report it to the guide or the leader and the leader will find the immediate measure to solve the problem.

Can I charge my devices and have hot showers in Mera Peak Climbing trip?

Yes, you can charge your devices like cell phone and camera in every lodge or guest house you stay. But they charge you the very little amount of money. It may be like between 100-200 Nepali rupees. We better recommend you to bring own backup or extra charged battery which will be more convenient.

We say ‘Yes’. We get a hot shower all around the trip. This also costs extra money. This may vary from 2-7 dollars. But, we and our don’t allow you to take shower at the base camp because of the probable crisis in the high altitude regarding health. Rather, we provide you with a big bowl of hot water for your cleaning.

  • What if I am very slow in the group?

In order to avoid the slow pace of the climber, the leader will frequently counsel to walk together because the problem can be solved easily by a team. If such a situation occurs, the leader will take care of those who walk slow and his assistants will take care of the others to make the trip less strenuous.

What about drinking water facility?

We are environmentally aware and our team as well. We don’t allow our clients to use a plastic bottle for carrying water in the mountain. Rather, we request you to bring negligence metal water bottle which you can fill with boiled water. Every guest house provides boiled water which is safe to drink. This is provided without any extra charge.

 Do I need the travel insurance for an emergency to join the climb of Mera peak?

We strongly suggest having all-inclusive travel insurance for this climb. We don’t expect any extremity in the mountain because our leader is well trained but in some cases, we may have to evacuate the climber from the mountain. So, in order for these situations, travel insurance is a must.

 What permits do we need to be with?

We need to obtain Special Island Peak Climbing Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and TIMS for Mera Peak climbing.  We, Magic Expedition and Tour will collect for your convenience.

  • Is it doable in winter?

Mera Peak Climbing can be done all around them, however, the winter months are chill and the climbers have to protect themselves from cold. If we do proper precautions, of course, we can do it. Many of the adventure lovers escape winter for doing Mera Peak climbing.

 What is the best time to do Mera Peak?

April to mid-June during spring and September to November during autumn before the acute winter is considered to be the best time to climb Island peak. These two seasons offer the view of 360-degree mountain range and astounding landscapes.

  • Is there any possibility to customize Mera Peak climbing?

Yes, we can customize this trip as per the clients’ interest. We can combine Mera Peak Climbing with Everest  View Trek, Everest Three Passes Trek along with Everest Base Camp Trekking and Gokyo Lake View Trekking. So, what type of itinerary do they want, Magic Expedition and Tour are always ready to customize Mera  Peak Climbing Trip.

 

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