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MERA PEAK CLIMBING TREK 18 DAYS


Trip Details


Group Size: 2- 12 People Max-Altitude: 6,461m/ 21,190ft
Destination: Nepal ​Fitness Level: 2B
Duration: 18 Days Trekking Style: Tea House/Tent

Mera Peak is a great option if you are looking to summit one of Nepal's many trekking peaks. The summit offers one of the finest views in the Himalayas and one can see 5 of the 6 tallest mountains in the world from the summit (Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Makalu and Kanchenjunga). It's a challenging trekking peak due to the elevation but technically only requires basic mountaineering skills to tackle the high altitude glacier crossings. It's often referred to as Nepal's highest trekking peak and is given an elevation of 6654m but this elevation was mistakenly copied to the official trekking peak list and the actual elevation is 6476m (21,247 feet). The typical approach and the one described in this itinerary is to fly to Lukla and instead of heading north to Namche Bazaar you head east over Zatra La Pass and into the Hinku Valley. Another approach you can ask us about which is longer is to head south from Lukla and hike up the beautiful Hinku Valley.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

All airport transfers from arrival to departure
Three nights of deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation and three meals a day while trekking
Tented accommodation during the climb
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu as per itinerary)
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS, Mera Peak climbing permit)
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide, climbing guide and assistant guides
Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
Necessary porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment(2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Respective region (Everest) trekking map
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and accommodation
All government and local taxes
Farewell Dinner

ITINERARY


Day 1 - Kathmandu: Arrival Day
Altitude:1,350m/4,428ft
Welcome to Kathmandu, the lovely and historic capital of Nepal! We'll be at the airport waiting for you when you step off the plane, ready to transfer you to your hotel.Plan on an evening briefing on last-minute specifics about your trek and an early lights-out: you have a big day ahead.
Day 2 - Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): trip preparation
Day 3 - Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730m/8,956ft): 40 mins flight, 5-6 hours trek
Day 4 - Paiya to Panggom (2,846m/9,337ft): 5-6 hours
Day 5 - Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m/9,393ft): 4-5 hours Day 6 - Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft): 7-8 hours
Day 7 - Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft): 6-7 hours
Day 8 - Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft): 3-4 hours
Day 9 - Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hours
Day 10 - Khare: Acclimatization and pre–climb training
Day 11 - Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 6-7 hours
Day 12 - Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft): 8-9 hours
Day 13 - Reserve Day for Contingency
Day 14 - Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hours
Day 15 - Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4,300 m/14,107ft): 5-6 hours
Day 16 - Thuli Kharla to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass: 6-7 hours
Day 17 - Fly to Kathmandu
DAY 18 - KATHMANDU: DEPARTURE DAY
It's your last day in Nepal! Grab some breakfast, and then take in some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. We'll make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty time before your flight home. At this time, we'll say our goodbyes and bid you farewell, armed with warm memories and gorgeous photos to show your loved ones.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

All airport transfers from arrival to departure
Three nights of deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation and three meals a day while trekking
Tented accommodation during the climb
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu as per itinerary)
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS, Mera Peak climbing permit)
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide, climbing guide and assistant guides
Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
Necessary porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment(2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Respective region (Everest) trekking map
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and accommodation
All government and local taxes
Farewell Dinner

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

Nepal entry Visa fees
Your travel insurance (compulsory)
International airfare and airport tax
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Trekking equipments
Tips for trekking staff
Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, beverage drinks, desserts, laundry etc.
Any other expenses which are not mentioned on the service included section.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Proof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers up to 6000m. We usually suggest World Nomads which costs around $125. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking.

EXTRA COSTS AND EXCLUSIONS

Nepal entry visa ($40 USD). Sleeping Bag Rental $12 and Down Jacket $12 if needed. All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu. We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek - Plan on a at least $80 (more will be appreciated). We don't include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle). The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $4 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour. Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($30/night) and meals in Kathmandu for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.

SOLO TRAVELERS

We generally don't charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request. If you are a solo travelers and planning and not joining one of our group treks you will be charged an extra $10 a day for a porter.

CANCELLATION POLICIES

We understand things happen and plans change and will refund your fund minus a 25% cancelation fee. Once we have booked your flight between Kathmandu and Lukla your deposit is non-refundable. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.

HEAD

* Sun hat or scarf
* Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
* Sunglasses
* Head torch

UPPER BODY

* Cotton t-shirts or thermals
* Fleece jacket
* Waterproof jacket
Down jacket

LOWER BODY

* Lightweight cotton pants (long)
* Waterproof pants

FEET

* Thin inner socks
* Thick, warm wool hiking socks
* Comfortable hiking boots

HANDS

* Gloves

ACCESSORIES

* Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
* Trekking bag/duffel bag
* Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
* Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
* Water bottle or camel bag
* Toiletries

All inclusive price.

$2899USD


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