Mera Peak Climbing in Autumn and Spring

Mera Peak Climbing in March, April, May and September, October, November
Mera Peak Climbing
What to see & doSpecific information about Mera Peak Climbing in Autumn and Spring
  • Duration19 Days
  • Trip Grade Very Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 6476m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Trekking and Climbing
  • Group Size 8
  • Transportation Private Vehicles and Aeroplane
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

Mera Peak is the highest “trekking peak” in the Nepalese Himalayas with an elevation of 6476 meters at Mera North Summit. Mera Peak Climbing is a magnificent trekking and climbing journey that provides climbers with the most exciting adventures in the high alpine landscape. Despite its altitude, Mera Peak is not much technical as compared to other trekking peaks. So, Mera Peak Climbing is an excellent opportunity for beginners stepping their feet in mountain climbing to experienced trekkers setting new milestones for themselves.

Situated in the Mahalangur section of the Everest region, which is the highest part of the Himalayas, Mera Peak offers breathtaking views from its top. Among the three main summits: Mera North (6476 m), Mera Central (6461 m), and Mera South (6065 m), we climb Mera North as it is the simplest to climb. From the top of Mera North, one can enjoy some of the most unusual landscapes ever beheld, including the 5 eight thousanders: Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Mt. Malaku (8481 m), and Mt. Cho Oyu (8188 m).

Mera Peak is a formidable mountain but one doesn’t need to be a veteran climber to attempt climbing this peak. Technically, it is a straightforward peak but the snow & a whole lot of crevasses tend to consume time as you head up the mountain. This peak beckons all seasoned trekkers & amateur climbers who dare to dream & love taking up a challenge.

Although climbing Mera Peak does not require advanced mountaineering skills, the trekkers attempting Mera Peak need to be physically fit and familiar with the use of an ice axe and crampons. For those needing guidance for using certain trekking equipment, our experienced climbing Sherpa guides will provide useful instruction at the base camp near Khare before starting the summit trek as a part of our Mera Peak Climbing training. This training is a useful instructional process for team members who need to be familiar with climbing techniques before heading for the exciting summit of Mera Peak. The overall focus is to avoid glitches & ensure that the summit is a marvelous success.

Mera Peak Climbing is available for booking with Outfitter Nepal for the upcoming spring and autumn. We have designed a 19-day itinerary for the Mera Peak Expedition, including your arrival and departure days to and from Kathmandu. However, do let us know if the given itinerary is not suitable for you. We are open to tailor a program for you as per your needs and requirements.

To guarantee proper acclimatization, we have included longer and less used trails with gentle ascents. We are convinced that by following this carefully choreographed itinerary, you will reach Nepal's highest trekking peak without much difficulty. You can trust our years of knowledge and experience in organizing such trips. Before booking the trip, go through all the information provided here so that you can be 100% sure about undertaking the Mera Peak Climbing in the upcoming spring or autumn.

Best Features of Mera Peak Climbing

  • Climbing the highest trekking peak of Nepal at 6476 meters
  • Witnessing the entire Himalayas in magnificence from Mera Peak's summit
  • Excellent views of Everest and other world's highest peaks from Mera North Peak 
  • Thrilling yet scenic mountain flight to and from Lukla
  • Hiking through Makalu Barun National Park's wilderness
  • Observing closely the Sherpa culture and their Himalayan way of life
  • Ancient UNESCO World Heritage sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Decent climb for mountaineering beginners

What to anticipate from Mera Peak Climbing?

The 19 days Mera Peak Climbing expedition begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to the small mountain airstrip at Lukla, wonderfully placed right in the heart of the Khumbu region. You begin your trekking adventure from Lukla. First, you will cross the Charpate Himal and Zatrwa La (4,610 m) which lies near Hinku Valley. Subsequently, you pass through many unspoiled forests of rhododendrons, descend to the Hinku Khola, and follow the river to the north towards upper Hinku. Then, you finally reach Tangnag, the river valley that offers impressive views of the west face of Mera Peak and Peak 43. You have at least one day for necessary acclimatization and once you are ready, you head up to the moraine of the Dig Glacier and do a steep hike down to Khare at (5,045m).

Mera Peak Climbing continues further to the lower base camp at around 5,300 m near the Mera La Pass at (5,415 m) on the 'Hongku'. Here, you get some more days for acclimatization. Explore some of the areas around before moving to a high camp on the edge of the Mera Glacier, where you again have time for further acclimatization. From this place, you get lovely panoramic views of the Kangchenjunga, Chamlang, Makalu, and Baruntse in the east, Everest and Lhotse to the north, and Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu and Kangtega towards the northeast.

We set our high camp at 5,800 meters on a rocky shelf behind a large vertical rock to make the Mera Peak summit day shorter and more enjoyable. It provides some means of insurance. The panoramic view from the Mera High Camp is simply incredible, and one of the best in the world. The summit day of Mera Peak begins early in the morning. We take the northern way to the Mera Peak. It entails a gentle ascent with excellent mountain scenery always in view. Once you reach the peak, spend some time and click some memorable pictures, and you trek all the way down via the same route.

Why climb Mera Peak in Spring and Autumn?

Spring and autumn, which extend from March to May and September to November, respectively, are the best seasons for Mera Peak trekking and climbing. Due to several inconveniences that may occur, such as flight cancellations, blocked paths, muddy slopes, and others, climbing Mera Peak during the summer or winter seasons is not recommended. Winter is the coldest season of the year, and Monsoon is when it rains the most.

Mera Peak Climbing in Spring

The months of March, April, and May have mostly stable and dry weather with a moderate climate. This time of year is ideal for trekking in the Everest region, as it provides a clear view of the mountains and scenery every day. Daytime temperatures can reach 15 - 20 degrees Celsius, while nighttime temperatures can dip to - 8/12 degrees Celsius. Thousands of plants and greenery bloom in the spring, making this journey in the Himalayas of Nepal the most attractive and joyful. The clear vision, comfortable temperatures, and stable weather with little to no rain and snow attract many trekkers to Mera Peak so you’ll have the opportunity to meet like-minded people on the trail.

Mera Peak Climbing in Autumn

Autumn is another fantastic time to trek Mera Peak, with the months of September, October, November, and December being particularly pleasant. Temperatures in the autumn should be between 14 and 20 degrees Celsius during the day, while nighttime temperatures can drop to -5/10 degrees Celsius, which is ideal for hiking. Similarly, you'll have the chance to meet like-minded hikers on the trail as there will be a lot of trekkers due to great visibility, moderate temperatures, and consistent weather with less likelihood of rain or snow.

What are the challenges of climbing Mera Peak?

Trekking and climbing Mera Peak are rated to be very strenuous. Before the climbing expedition, you will need to devote a lot of time to prepare. Many of the days on the trekking and climbing tour will be spent trekking for more than 4 to 6 hours as you travel from one site to the next. Thus, you'll need a lot of physical power and energy to keep up with the journey. It's critical to prepare your body for the trip. Regular aerobic exercises, such as running, jogging, and swimming, can aid in maintaining and recharging the body's physical strength while on the move.

Mera Peak isn't a technically difficult climb, but it's high at 6476m, has a long summit day, and you're out in the unpredictable Himalayan weather. Take care of your hydration and keep moving at a comfortable pace. The snowy path is not very difficult, but it is a long day that will drain your energy. You'll need to be able to move on a man rope, clip in, and keep a steady pace while maintaining a safe line. You should also be comfortable walking on crampons and using your walking axe to self-arrest.

How to train/prepare for the Mera Peak Climb?

In order to accomplish the Mera Peak trekking and climbing expedition, you must focus on your training months ahead. The route entails ascending to high altitudes on a daily basis while carrying a heavy weight. Thus, the journey necessitates a combination of diverse strategies like aerobic exercises and strength training for building endurance in your body. Aerobics training is one of the approaches to increase your core strength that can be used while climbing. To put it another way, cardiovascular activities are a requirement for trek-and-climb preparedness.

Cardiovascular training is designed to help you cope with the low oxygen concentration found at high altitudes. Aerobic exercise improves the ability of your heart, lungs, and blood cells to adapt to these conditions. If you live in a mountainous area, you can go on multiple hikes weekly with your backpack and trekking shoes. You can also train on treadmills while carrying items on your back, progressively increasing the training duration and weight.

What is so interesting about the Kathmandu Lukla Flight?

Like most trekking and climbing trips in the Everest region, Lukla is the starting point of the Mera Peak Climb. Due to Everest’s remote location, airways are the only transportation means to get to Lukla. Flying to Lukla is exhilarating. The flight will be breathtakingly beautiful and exciting as you’ll fly above the Himalayas with mountain peaks soaring high before you. But it also takes a lot of courage to stay on that short 30-minute flight. Why? According to National Geographic and Discovery channels, Lukla Airport is considered one of the world's most dangerous airports.

What is it about this airport that makes it the most hazardous? It is, in fact, the landing strip of Lukla Airport. At 2,845 meters, it is one of the world’s highest airports and has one of the world's shortest runways of 525 meters, hanging onto the cliff of a mountain. When we consider the high gradient of the runway, which dangles down the side of a mountain, we realize how risky that landing is. When you land in Lukla, you’ll feel like you've arrived at the world's most dangerous airport, with the most beautiful landscape surrounding it. This flight is one of the most exciting elements of our 19 Days Mera Peak Climbing package.

Mera Peak Climbing Cost

The Outfitter Nepal’s Mera Peak trek packages range between US$ 2000 and US$ 2600. If you want to travel in a group to Mera Peak, with about 5 to 8 people, then the cost is around US$ 2000. Likewise, for a group of 2 to 4 people, the cost of the standard Mera Peak Climbing package is around US$ 2350. Similarly, for a solo climber, the cost is a little bit higher, with a budget of around US$ 2600. It is to be noted that we are lenient in customizing the package according to your convenience. If you want to add in more acclimatization days, or leisure days, we are totally okay with that. However, this would also mean that your budget may slightly increase.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to your hotel in Thamel, which is also where our office is located. You’re free after you check in to the hotel. Freshen up, get familiar with your surroundings & go for a stroll down the streets to get a feel of the area you’re staying at. Go to bed early to get rid of that jet lag with a good night’s rest. 

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

After Breakfast at a hotel in Kathmandu, we take you for a cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. You’ll be visiting UNESCO-declared world heritage sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. The history, culture, and religion of each of these places are noteworthy. The ancient Nepalese architecture-rich Kathmandu Durbar Square was once a royal palace. You can watch the cremation procedures at the well-known Hindu temple Pashupatinath, which is devoted to the god Shiva. Similarly, Swayambhunath temple, also known as Monkey Temple, and Bouddhanath Stupa, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, are important Buddhist pilgrimage locations.

You will have some free time to purchase your trekking or climbing equipment in Thamel in the evening if you've forgotten to buy any at home. We take care of your trekking and climbing permits while you're out and about in historic Kathmandu.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Have your breakfast early in the morning today and get ready for the adventure. We pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the airport for the short but spectacular flight to Lukla. Lukla is the starting point of the trek where we meet up with our crew and get the Local Area Permit. We then begin walking for 3 to 4 hours due east from Lukla, passing through a number of tiny hamlets before entering a thick forest on the hillside below the Kalo Himal Ridge.

You’ll encounter numerous Buddhist Mani walls and prayer flags on the way. Be careful to stay with the group & avoid straying in this section as there are many trails leading away from the main path. Simply follow the trails that are connected by streams, which will lead you to your final destination of the day, Chutang.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,,050m/10,007ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700m/5,576ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today, we face the first challenge on the Mera Peak Climbing journey. We start our trek on a steeply ascended path to cross Zatrwa La Pass (4610 m). From here, you can enjoy the spectacular views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang Peak, and many other mountains and peaks. Now, you walk along the leveled trail for almost one and a half hours and then the trail turns downhill. You trek through this descending path all the way to Thuli Kharka. You will hike through a number of yak pastures with a beautiful view of yaks grazing in the field. Thuli Kharka is also a pasture field with some tea houses where you’ll spend the night.

  • Max. Altitude: 4700m/15420ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1650m/5413ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

After having breakfast at the lodge, we start our trek toward Kothe. You begin your hike with a steep descent to Taktho and then a series of ups and downs in the hills. En route, you’ll pass forests of juniper, rhododendron, oaks, and other local vegetation that are common at this altitude. You’ll enter Hinku Valley today. The views you can enjoy here are of Mera Peak, Nauleku Peak, and many other mountains and peaks soaring high in the Himalayan sky. Kothe is a beautiful place one uphill ascent away from Hinku River, where you’ll spend today’s night at a tea house. 

  • Max. Altitude: 3,600m/11,811ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 1,100m/3,609ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Just like yesterday, you’ll be hiking along the Hinku River’s riverbed today. Walking on a gradually ascending river-bordered trail in the shadow of Mera Peak for some hours, we’ll reach Gondishung. You can enjoy the views of Kusum Kanguru Peak and other famous mountains on the way. You can visit Lungsumgba Gompa, a Buddhist temple with a two-century history, a short distance from the Gondishung. From here, the trail to Thangnak is somewhat easy with amazing beauty surrounding the area. Thangnak is a summer pasture with some teahouses accommodating the trekkers throughout the year. 

  • Max. Altitude: 4356m/14291ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 7,56m/2,480ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

After having breakfast at the Thangnak tea house, we start our trek towards the mountain. As the trail swings to the east and leads up to Khare, we will pause to climb up the moraine for a view of the unspoiled Sabai Tso glacial lake. A drop in lake level, caused by a recent rupture of the natural dam that held the lake, is clearly visible. Today's hike is a little challenging as you must navigate the treacherous moraine trails. To reach Khare, you have to climb a steep hill, which is more difficult than the previous ones. After 3 to 4 hours of uphill climb, you’ll be welcomed to Khare with the beautiful north face of Mera Peak in plain view and Mera Glacier spilling steeply down into the valley.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,045m/16551ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 6,89m/2,260ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Finally, after 5 days of continuous trekking, we have a rest day at Khare for acclimatization. You must take this acclimatization day seriously to better prepare yourself for the actual climb of Mera Peak. This day has been set aside to give us enough time to acclimatize completely, which is very important for any high-altitude treks and climbs. You run a higher risk of getting altitude sickness if you don't acclimate before the summit day. Your body must adjust to the higher altitudes over time. So, you will explore the nearby areas and rest the entire day as a part of the acclimatization.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,045m/16551ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

After having breakfast at the tea house in Khare, we begin today’s trek to the Mera Peak Base Camp. The climb is initially steep but flattens out as you reach the crest of the Mera Glacier. It is a short hike, but the high altitude of over 5000 meters makes it difficult to ascend. Once you reach Mera Peak Base Camp at 5350 meters, your crew will set up a camp where you’ll be sleeping tonight. From here, the views are truly awesome, and crevasse fields gently stretch out in front of the pass. You are now literally enclosed by a ring of jagged peaks and blue-green glaciers and the remaining route up to the summit of Mera Peak is clearly visible.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,300m/17,388ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 2,55m/8,37ft
  • Accommodation: Tent House

Today, we climb to high camp, which is the last stop before climbing the summit. After breakfast at the camp, you will trek a gradually ascending path almost covered by an ice glacier all the way to the Mera High Camp. You will negotiate a long flat path on top of the glacier as you make your way to the pass, called Mera La (5,415 m). The views from the high camp leave you breathless as you get to enjoy Everest, Makalu, Baruntse, Kusum Kanguru, and many other mountains and peaks all arrayed in an amazing panorama that delights the soul. Moreover, you feel ecstatic by the magnificent views of Mera Glacier. You’ll again spend the night in a tent in the high camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,780m/18,963ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 4,80m/1,575ft
  • Accommodation: Tent House

Early in the morning, at around 2 a.m., the climb to the summit of Mera starts gradually, and much will depend on snow and general weather conditions. The central summit will soon appear above the head of a wide glacier flanked by two ridges. We climb the center of this over open snowfields and avoid crevasses. The route then swings southeast, eluding below and to the east of the left-hand ridge before turning back right towards the main summit ridge of Mera Peak. Mera is an amalgamation of three summits: North, Central, and South. Our goal is the highest, Mera Central Peak.

We reach the summit by following a classic snow ridge just below the final wall that guards the top. This short steep snow slope is easily climbed, but a big push is required to climb the last 50 metres. Your reward, however, is a feeling of rapturous triumph as you survey the brilliant panorama from the summit. The glorious vistas of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho Oyu from the Mera Central summit will bedazzle you to the core.

After putting our video cameras on overdrive & getting the best pictures on offer, besides enjoying the lovely views, we descend by the same route back to our campsite at Khare.

  • Max. Altitude: 6,476m/21,241ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 6,96m/5,779ft
  • Elevation Loss: 1,431m/4,,693ft
  • Accommodation: Tent House

There is no guarantee that the day of the anticipated summit will have favorable weather. We can reach Mera Peak's top on the designated day if the weather is good. However, if the weather doesn't cooperate, we'll use this spare day to reach the peak. Unfavorable weather conditions like high winds, snow, or rain may be to blame for this. Other health problems like altitude sickness might also be at fault. With this backup day, we have the flexibility to maximize our chances of success. 

  • Max. Altitude: 5,045m/16,551ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

After breakfast, we begin our hiking day from Khare back to Kothe. You’ll hike along a gradual descending path passing through Thangnak. It is a small village we’ve previously stayed in and you find yak settlements hereabouts. To reach Kothe you follow the same familiar route. On the way, you pass forests covered with fir, rhododendrons, and local vegetation. This tells us we are now getting down to lower altitudes. Since most of the path is downhill, walking on downhill trails is simpler and faster. It will only take 4 to 5 hours to complete the trek today.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,600m/11,811ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 1445m/4740ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today’s trail is more challenging than yesterday’s straightforward downhill trail, as it involves many ups and downs. As you move towards the western side of Hinku Valley, you will pass along routes through the forests and green hills with a lot of greenery all around. It takes about 5 to 6 hours to trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka. You’d be familiar with the place as you’ve already stayed here during the ascend. If you’ve missed any views previously, take this time to admire the mountain peaks surrounding the hamlet. 

  • Max. Altitude: 4,700m/15,420ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100m/3,609ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

After having breakfast at the lodge in Thuli Kharka, we start our trek for today. The trail first involves an ascending path, and then you trek onto a descending path to reach Chutang. En route, you come across a route that’s rocky & pretty rough. Through ascends and descends, you’ll reach Chutang, where you’ll spend the night at a mountain lodge.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,050m/10,007ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 1,650m/5,413ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today is the final trekking day on your Mera Peak Climbing journey. You trek through forests of fir, rhododendron, oak, junipers, and local vegetation of different kinds. The trail you walk along moves downhill all the way to the little airstrip of Lukla, and you get to enjoy the views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang Peak, and many other known mountains once again. This day marks the end of our expedition on these enormous mountains that have been home to us all of these days.

It's now time to celebrate our success of summiting Mera Peak with our Sherpa crew who have now become close friends. We talk about the wonderful experiences we shared together & take some pictures before we crash out for the night in the wonderful bliss of sleep & an odyssey well accomplished.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,840m/9,318ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 2,10m/6,89ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

After an early morning breakfast, we hop on an early flight back to Kathmandu. We’ll drive you from the Kathmandu airport to your hotel and the rest of the day is free. You can do some shopping or write a few postcards home by sharing your wonderful experiences or just take a break from traveling and rest all day.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 1,490m/4,889ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Today is also a spare day in case of bad weather in Lukla. If we miss our Lukla - Kathmandu flight due to bad weather on the scheduled date and time, we wait for another day to board the flight. If you’ve already made it to Kathmandu, we can organize a day tour in or around Kathmandu, a shopping tour, etc. You can also choose to have a relaxing day at a spa before flying back home. We’ll host you a farewell dinner in the evening today.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

You'll be driven to the airport on the final day of your tour so you may head back to your adoring home. We sincerely hope that as you look back on your time in this wonderful nation, memories of us will come to mind. Have fun on your return trip.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari,Pokhara Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

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    What's Included
    • Airport transfers.
    • 4 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
    • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
    • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek/climb.
    • Accommodations in lodges/tented camp on trek/climb.
    • A guide & porter (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you).
    • Climbing guide for the climbing part.
    • Paper works, National park entry permits, climbing permits & TIMS permit.
    • Flight fare (Kathmandu - Lukla- Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax.
    • Collective climbing equipment.
    • Arrangement of emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
    • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffel bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
    What's not Included
    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
    • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
    • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu).
    • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
    • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
    • Personnel climbing equipment.
    • Entrances Fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
    • Tips for the guide and porters.
    • Anything not mentioned in included section.
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    • The group size from this tour is from 1 to 12 people however if you are more than 12 people and travel together then we also arrange tour for more than 12 people. Contact us for the discounted price for the group and booking.
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    A Typical Day during the Mera Peak Climb

    A typical day during the Mera Peak climbing begins at 6 a.m. with a wake-up call. Climbers prepare for their climb by getting ready, gathering their equipment, and loading their bags with necessities like water, snacks, extra layers of clothes, and personal things. You then have a substantial breakfast to prepare for the day ahead.

    7:00 a.m. is when the day's hike typically starts. The course may change depending on the path taken each day, but it often entails climbing and descending through rocky terrain and forests and traversing suspension bridges across rivers. Climbers stop for lunch after walking for a few hours. This lunch stop gives us a chance to relax, refuel, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

    Climbers continue their ascent after lunch in order to reach the overnight location selected for the day. When the climbers get to their destination, they retire to their hotels or tents and take some time to unwind. In the dining hall, dinner is served as the sun sets. To refuel your body with energy, meals often include a variety of foods, such as carbohydrates, proteins, and vegetables.

    The guide will hold a briefing session after dinner, going through the itinerary for the following day, potential difficulties, safety measures, and general climbing advice. After that, climbers are free to relax, talk, read, or do other things until it's time for bed. To help with acclimatization and to better prepare for the rigors of the next day, it's crucial to obtain enough sleep.

    In order to reduce the danger of altitude sickness and guarantee a successful summit attempt, climbers typically spend extra rest days (at Khare) to incorporate altitude acclimatization into their itineraries as they go towards the upper altitudes of Mera Peak.

    Best Times for Climbing Mera Peak

    The Everest (Khumbu) region's climate is pretty unpredictable. Please keep in mind that the weather in this area is constantly changing and not particularly steady. Nepal has four distinct seasons: spring, monsoon/summer, autumn/fall, and winter. Each of these seasons lasts around three months. A change in season brings with it a shift in temperature, visibility of scenic views, and advantages and disadvantages. Thus, ascending the Mera Peak in Nepal requires a thorough understanding of the seasons.

    Mera Peak, like other locations in Nepal, has four seasons: spring (March to May), monsoon (June to August), autumn (September to November), and winter (December to February), due to its varying topography and height. Out of all, spring and autumn are the best times to climb Mera Peak due to stable weather, moderate temperature, and clear visibility. Monsoon brings lots of rain in the lower Himalayas which might obstruct the way due to landslides. Although rain isn’t common in much higher altitudes, heavy snowfall in winter again blocks the way. So, try to avoid these two seasons as much as possible. 

    Altitude Sickness during the Mera Peak Expedition

    Altitude sickness is a concern everywhere in the mountains. This type of mountain sickness can occur at elevations exceeding 3,000 meters. Mera Peak's journey takes you from Kathmandu's lowest point of 1400 meters to its highest point of 6,476 meters at Mera Central Peak. You'll be changing elevations every day between these two points. As a result, anyone who is not accustomed to high altitudes may succumb to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), also known as Altitude Sickness. This is one of the most challenging aspects of the trek up to Mera Peak.

    You should be aware of how your body reacts to high altitudes before heading to Mera Peak. While trekking in the Himalayas, it's almost inevitable that you'll experience one or more symptoms of altitude sickness. The human body isn't designed to thrive at elevations of 3000 meters or above, and it will find it difficult to adjust to depriving oxygen in the air.

    Headaches, a loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, hazy vision, nausea, difficulty breathing, a fast heart rate, and fatigue are some of the symptoms. However, because the human body's ability to adjust to new settings differs from person to person, not everyone develops altitude sickness. There are ways to prevent altitude sickness, which include appropriate acclimatization, enough rest, drinking more water and fluids, eating a balanced diet, and staying away from dehydrating agents like alcohol and cigarettes.

    Emergency Management and Evacuation for Mera Peak Climb

    Mera Peak is not far from Lukla, which has a good hospital and an airport for rescuing individuals who have been injured. Some sections of the trek into Mera can be accessed by helicopter, however, this is entirely dependent on weather and visibility. In an emergency, the team, along with the guide and porters, and anybody else present, will be responsible for transferring the wounded. The goal is to get the patient to a safe location and subsequently to a location where evacuation can take place. Because bad weather is the most prevalent cause of helicopter delays, it's critical to recognize that self-sufficiency and self-management are essential in the Himalayas.

    Another option is helicopter evacuation. It is possible to arrange for a helicopter evacuation through your insurance provider, but opening a claim and outlining the circumstances would need direct contact with the insurer. Your policy number, name, address, and the day you made the insurance policy payment are all required for this. The helicopter will only depart once it is confirmed by your insurance company.

    Accommodation and Food during Mera Peak Ascent

    Accommodation on the trek, both before and after the climb of Mera Peak, is in comfortable lodges (teahouses) run by local families. Each lodge contains a central communal space with a stove, as well as unheated bedrooms with two beds, mattresses, blankets, and pillows. The lodges usually have gas-powered showers, and some still have the famed 'drop' toilets, however, most now have flush toilets.

    The trek's food is of excellent quality, a combination of traditional Nepali / Sherpa cuisine and Western dishes. We have a menu to choose from at the teahouses. Local Dal Bhat or Momos are delicious, and burgers and chips are a popular meal in Lukla, but not so much on the climb to Mera Peak, as this area is not as developed or as crowded as the major trail north of Lukla to Everest. In the lodges and little businesses along the trail, you'll find everything from beer to batteries to snickers.

    We'll be sleeping in mountain tents at Mera Peak's base and high camps, which normally sleep two people per tent. We have a four-season sleeping bag and a high-quality sleeping mat with us. Use a sleeping bag liner to sleep in an open zipped 4-season bag lower down if you don't want to become too heated. Our cook prepares the food while we're at camp.

    Sherpas, Guides, and Porters

    For mountain climbing in Nepal, you require a Sherpa mountain guide. A knowledgeable Sherpa guide who has expertise in leading climbs will support your ascent and help you with the climb once you get to the base camp. From the base camp to the summit and back, they will give you guidance, adjust the ropes, lead the way, and assist you as needed. They will also decide when to start each ascent after taking the weather into account. Depending on the prior experience of the climbers, we assign 1 climbing guide to every 2-3 climbers.

    Before and after the summit, there are several days of hiking in the Everest region as part of the Mera Peak Climbing Expedition. A hiking guide greatly enhances your trip's success. Outfitter Nepal will provide a knowledgeable hiking guide for each excursion. As a result, your group will have a trustworthy trekking guide who will help you navigate the terrain, make hotel reservations along the hiking trail, communicate with locals, and handle emergencies.

    A porter will be needed to move your bulky climbing gear to base camp. With our Mera Peak Climbing package, which includes one potter for every two climbers, you can hike without worrying. A potter will only assist you in reaching base camp and can only carry 20–22 kilos, though. Then, you'll need to carry your own climbing gear or ask for help from your Sherpa.

    Permits for Mera Peak Climbing

    • To trek in the Everest region and climb Mera Peak, one requires the following permits:
    • Mera Peak Climbing Permit - Mera Peak is categorized by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) as a climbing peak that needs both a climbing and a trekking permit. Depending on the season, a climbing permit from the NMA costs between US$70 and US$250 per person.
    • Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit - US$ 30
    • Local Area Permit - US$ 20

    Essential Equipment List for Mera Peak Ascent

    This is the list you particularly require for the Mera Peak Ascent.

    • Handwear: Gloves and Hand warmers
    • Footwear: Trekking Shoes, Altitude Liner, Woolen socks, Trekking Socks, scandals
    • Headwear: Hiking caps, woolen hats, scarfs
    • Upper body: Down jacket, fleece jacket, thermal wear, hiking t-shirts, wind+waterproof jackets
    • Lower body: Down pants, trousers, thermal sets, hiking pants/shorts
    • Personal Equipment: Trekking Backpacks, Toiletry Bags, Sunblock lotions
    • Trekking Gears: Hiking poles
    • Climbing Gears: Ice Ax, Climbing Harness, Crampons, Karabiners, Belay Device, Ascender
    • Mountaineering Boots and Helmet
    • Ropes
    • Ice Crews
    FAQsMera Peak Climbing in Autumn and Spring frequently asked questions
    • Weather and temperature at higher elevations are unstable. There is always a concern about bad weather in such circumstances. The temperature can drop dramatically, the sky might turn gray, and snowfall can occur on any given day. If this happens, the already challenging Mera Peak ascent will become even more difficult. For easy climbing, a mild temperature and days without rain or snow are required. Thus, any significant change in weather or temperature can prevent us from reaching the summit. But worry not; we’ve set extra days for such cases.

    • Travel insurance is mandatory for climbing Mera Peak. We propose that you purchase insurance that covers a helicopter evacuation in the event of an emergency as a helicopter is the only way to rescue and bring you to safety. Things can go wrong at 6000 meters without warning. Thus, travel insurance saves you money on evacuation and hospitalization. If you have insurance, you can hike at a high altitude without fear of becoming ill or suffering serious health problems. 

    • The complete climbing team, including the guides and porters, will walk as a group so there is no chance of anyone getting lost or getting left behind. A satellite phone is the only and most effective way to reach someone in an emergency; you can use it to reach a family member or coworker from a place without service. Outfitter Nepal has access to all forms of communication, including satellite and cell phones, in order to stay in touch with our climbers and team members. Because cell phones can't reach people in the mountains at high altitudes, we carry a satellite phone that will be with the climbing leader.

    • You are aware that you will be traveling through the wilderness of the Khumbu region, making it difficult to locate banks and ATMs there. These remote places are far from current technologies. Therefore, it is advisable to exchange or withdraw cash in Kathmandu or Lukla. During the Mera Peak Expedition, these are the only locations with ATM and currency exchange services.

    • We strongly believe in Leave No Trace and are devoted to running eco-friendly trips. Our tour operators and employees are fully aware of their duty to protect the environment. Recyclables are brought back to Lukla and given to the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC), while the burnable trash is separated and burned even at higher altitudes. That's why US$ 250 is charged as a garbage deposit fee which is refunded only if you bring back your trash to Lukla.

    • We primarily concentrate on small groups with a maximum of 8 climbers per group. It enables us to give each client more individualized care and attention. Please get in touch with us if your group will be larger than eight persons so we can talk about group discounts and specialized services. We also welcome solo climbers to climb Mera Peak.

    • We will have two choices if adverse conditions force the cancellation of our domestic flights to or from Lukla:

      Your flight can be rescheduled for the following day. You will be liable for other costs like lodging and meals if the total trip days exceed the itinerary, though.

      A helicopter flight is an option, although it will cost more than a standard flight. The price will vary according to the number of passengers, the weight of the luggage, and the accessibility of helicopters.

    • Although prior experience is not necessary for climbing Mera Peak, it won't hurt you. The climb is classified as Alpine PD, therefore parts of the technical sections call for the usage of mountaineering equipment. It's not difficult to learn how to utilize these tools because your guide will show you before you climb.

    • Even though the residents of the Everest region drink water from the faucets or streams, tourists should not consume it. You can find bottled water to buy along the journey, but we don't recommend it because it's pricey (perhaps 10 times more than in Kathmandu) and bad for the environment. The best option for drinking water is to bring a water bottle and fill it with boiled water in the tea houses. For added security, use a SteriPen or a water purifier. Carrying a water bottle with an inbuilt filtration system is the best.

    • Although it is a trekking peak, climbing Mera Peak is not like any usual trek. On the snow-covered trails of Mera Peak, you could run into a lot of dangerous circumstances. There are safety issues to consider because the weather is constantly erratic in the highlands. It is generally advisable to select a highly reputable operator like Outfitter Nepal with extensive handling experience and a competent ground team in order to manage all safety criteria, such as altitude sickness and bad weather. We have a successful track record of setting up Mera Peak climbing arrangements with complete safety procedures at the most reasonable pricing.

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