Kathmandu to Lukla by flight. and Phaplu to Kathmandu by jeep
From airport to hotel pickup and drop by private car
tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu
Local tea house during the trek
Mera peak climbing
Mera peak is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal, standing at an elevation of 6476 m in the Khumbu region. Climbing Mera peak is a challenging but rewarding adventure destination for mountaineers seeking to summit a Himalayan peak. It offers incredible panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, and challenging climbing experience.
The journey to Mera peak climbing starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From the Lukla the trekkers follow a trail that passes through charming Sherpa villages, scenic remote valleys, and lush forests. The trail eventually reaches Mera base camp (5300 m) and High camp (5800 m) before attempting the summit. The route also includes crossing the impressive Hinku valley, known for its pristine beauty and wilderness.
Climbing Mera peak is a true adventure that involves technical climbing skills. The ascents involve crossing snowfields, glaciers, and steep slopes. The feeling of accomplishment when you reach the summit and stand at top Mera peak is incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. It’s an excellent stepping stone for climbers who aspire to attempt higher peaks in the future.
Overall, Mera peak is technically a trekking peak, it still involves mountaineering skills and use of appropriate equipment. However, it offers a unique blend of natural beauty, adventure cultural immersion, personal achievement, and the thrill of summiting a Himalayan peak that will stay with you for a lifetime.
The best season for Mera peak climbing is during the spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months provide more stable weather conditions and clear views. It’s important to note that Mera peak can be climbed during other times of the year as well. However, the weather condition may be more challenging and the risks associated with climbing. Winter climbs require additional mountaineering skills and experience.
Spring season is considered one of the best times to climb Mera peak. The weather is generally stable, with clear skies and mild temperatures. The visibility is amazing, providing panoramic views of the surrounding stunning mountains. The trails are also relatively dry and less prone to snowfall, making it easier for climbers.
Autumn season is another favorable time for Mera peak climbs. After the monsoon, the weather becomes stable, with excellent visibility and cool temperatures. This season is particularly preferred by many climbers due to its good trail condition, suitable weather, beautiful views, and breathtaking autumn landscapes.
Fitness and Climbing Experience
Mera peak climbing requires a good level of physical fitness and prior trekking experience. It involves long days of trekking in high altitude conditions, so it’s essential to be prepared and in good health.
It is a moderately challenging climb. While it requires some basic mountaineering experience and knowledge of using climbing equipment like ice axes and crampons are beneficial.
Climbing Mrera peak require several permits, including a climbing permit issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). You will also need to obtain a local area permit and a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit.
Meals and Accommodation
You will generally stay in tea houses or lodges along the trekking route. The tea houses offer basic accommodation facilities such as a bed, blanket, and shared bathroom facilities. It’s advisable to carry a sleeping bag suitable for cold weather condition, especially at higher altitudes. The level of comfort and amenities may vary as you ascend to higher altitudes.
Most of the tea houses along the Mera peak route provide a variety of meals to cater to trekkers’ dietary needs. They offer a menu with a range of options including Nepali, Tibetan, Indian and International dishes. The common meals consist of rice, lentils, vegetables, soups, noodles, and local meat (such as yak or chicken). All the food will be cooked by the local cook by using local vegetables so the taste would be very local.
Throughout this trek, you will be trekking in the isolated mountain region for more than a week beginning from 2000 meters and ascending at the maximum at 6476 meters. As a result, altitude sickness is a real possibility at such a high altitude. When it comes to illness such as nausea, headache, difficulty in breathing, increased heart rate, and uneasiness, one should be pro- active and notify the guide.
To minimize the risk of altitude sickness here are some guidelines:
Stop and rest where you are
Do not go any higher for at least 24 to 48 hours
Make sure you are drinking enough water
Do not smoke, drink alcohol, or exercise
Guide and porter
It’s always helpful to trek with a knowledgeable, experience licensed guide and join a trekking agency to ensure safety and utilize your valuable time in a best way.
It’s important to note that according to Nepal tourism board, all the trekkers are required to obtain services of licensed trekking guide and to obtain TIMS card through authorized trekking agencies registered with the government of Nepal.
Therefore, Nepal holiday treks and tours Pvt. Ltd. is always here to offer you a highly experienced, friendly, English speaking, and licensed trekking guide and porter with their insurance. Moreover, they can provide you valuable insights into the local culture, traditions, and history of the region. They can also explain the significance of monasteries, festivals, and other cultural aspects you encounter along the way. Similarly a porter carries your heavy backpack, and allowing you to trek with a lighter load.
Obtaining travel insurance is highly recommended for any trekking or climbing activities including Mera peak climbing. The trek includes high altitude trekking and technical climbing, which may be physically challenging and dangerous. Travel insurance can cover you financially in the event of an accident, a medical emergency, a flight cancellation or delay, or lost or stolen luggage and other potential risks associated with high- altitude climbing.
When buying travel insurance for this trek, ensure that it covers the activities like mountaineering, high- altitude trekking, and emergency helicopter evacuation, as these can be expansive without insurance.
Importantly, Nepal Holiday treks and tours Pvt. Ltd. strongly recommend you for travel insurance for Mera peak climbing because it can offer you with peace of mind and financial protection in the event of an unforeseen accident. Before you buy it carefully read and understands the policy details including coverage limits, deductibles, exclusions, and any specific conditions or requirements. It’s essential to be aware of the coverage scope and any necessary steps or documentation required for making a claim.
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