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Mera Peak climbing

Nepal Eco Adventure - 16 days

  • Mera Peak climbing
  • 16 days / 15 nights
  • Max. group: 10 Persons
  • Difficulty: Medium
Overview
Route
Included
Accommodation
Safety
Packing List
Nepal Eco Adventure
FAQ
How to Book

Overview

> Enjoy the panoramic view from Mera Peak
> Get to meet the locals and their culture
> Spend some nights in local guest houses

Mera peak climbing is the tallest trekking peak in Nepal, standing at 6,476m. We will go through the Makalu Barun National Park and witness various kind of vegetation and exquisite animals and birds.

We will also enjoy a beautiful view of the high hills and mountains like Lhotse, Choyu, Ama Dablam, Kanchenjunga and Makalu. We will pass through several settlements of the mountain people, enchanting forests and be part of the local culture and lifestyle. We will trek through the mystical Hinku which once again will offer us beautiful and splendid views on the mountains and hills. This climb is the most suitable for climbers who seek adventure and thrill.

Nepal Eco Adventure provides full board packages for enthusiasts adventurers. The trek will be entertaining, comfortable and informative.

Note: Peak Climbing in Himalayas is not easy. You need to be of sound mind and body for these expeditions. If you choose Nepal Eco Adventure, we will be ready to help to any extent.

Route

What’s the plan?

Day 01 – Fly to Lukla and Trek to Paiya (2,730m)
We’ll board a flight to Lukla (2810m), from TIA. You will be able to rejoice the sight of splendid hills, rivers and mountains during a 30 minute flight. On reaching Lukla airport, you’ll be introduced to your porter, and served a wholesome breakfast. After that, we will head north to Paiya (2730m) through an easy 3-4 hour hike.

Day 02 – Trek to Panguam (2,850m)
We will trek to Panguam for 6 hours, through the main trail and reach the beautiful village inhabited by hill people of different ethnicity. The night will be spent in a local lodge.

Day 03 – Trek to Nagindingma (2,650m)
After breakfast, we will trek gently downhill for 4/5 hours to reach a village inhabited by hill Mongol people. On reaching Nagindingma, you will have the possibility to rest for a while and then explore the vicinity.

Day 04 – Trek to Cholem Kharka (3,350m)
We will trek from there uphill over the rocky trial. The trail will be physically demanding and exhausting as it will take us about 7-8 hours. We will spend the night in a local guest house.

Day 05 – Trek to Khola Kharka (3,930m)
We will trek uphill through the rocky trial for 7 hours. We will walk along the bank of dwindling rivers, through green meadows and enchanting forests. Night will be spent in a local guest house.

Day 06 – Trek to Kothe (4,180m)
We will trek to Kothe after breakfast, for about 6-7 hours long. It is a small beautiful village of mountain people which will reward us with beautiful view on the Himalayas.

Day 07 – Trek to Thaknak (4,350m)
We will trek slowly uphill for 3/4 hours and reach Thaknak. It is a beautiful village, from which we will enjoy a beautiful view of the guarding snowy peaks. The night will be spent in a cozy little lodge.

Day 08 – Trek to Khare (5,045m)
We will trek to Khare after breakfast early in the morning. It will take us 3 hours to trek through the main trial. We will spend the night in a small lodge in Khare.

Day 09 – Rest and acclimatization in Khare
We have allocated an entire day for acclimatization to harsh environment in Khare. We will explore the environment, go for walks and interact with the locals to experience the life in Himalayans.

Day 10 – Khare to Mera Base Camp (5,300m)
It’s a major day of the trek as we will go to Mera Base Camp. The trek will only last about 4 hours. You will a have beautiful and very near view of the Mera Peak. The night will be spent in a camp tent.

Day 11 – Mera Base Camp to High Camp (5,780m)
We will climb uphill through the snowy and rocky trail for 5 hours. From there you will enjoy an even better view of the Mera peak and other mountains. We will spend the night in a cozy camp and prepare for the big day after.

Day 12 – Mera high camp to summit (6,461m) and back to Khare
Main highlight of the trek : the climb to the summit. The feeling of reaching the top will be very rewarding and satisfying. After spending some time in the peak we will descend downhill to base camp and then Khare.

Day 13 – Trek from Khare to Kothe
We will return downhill, leaving the mountains backdrop. It will take us around 5 hours to trek back to Kothe. We will spend the night in a local guest house.

Day 14 – Kothe to Chetwarwa (3,580m)
We will trek to Chetarwa for 6/7 hours. On reaching our destination, you will have the opportunity to go for exploration of the local vicinity and enjoy the life of rural people.

Day 15 – Chetarwa to Lukla
From Chetarwa, we will trek down for 6/7 hours to the economic hub of the region, Lukla. We will spend the night in local tea house. It will be the last dinner with guide and porter so enjoy it!

Day 16 – Fly back to Kathmandu
Early in the morning, we will catch a plane from Lukla to Kathmandu. Don’t forget to pick a seat on the right side, to see the insatiable mountains again. Once in Kathmandu, it will time for a memorable good-bye.

Included

Included:

√ Pick up and transfer to and from airport
Your trekking companies able to pick you up from your hotel and return you after the trekking. If you need a transfer to and from the airport in Kathmandu, then this can also be organized.

√ Flights to Lukla
The flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and back, including airport tax and pickup and drop off, are included.

√ Accommodation during the trek
While trekking in the mountain you will spend your nights in local guest houses commonly known as Tea Houses. You will also spend some nights in tents as you get closer to the summit. The trekking company will provide all the camping equipment necessary.

√ English speaking guide and a porter
One porter per two trekkers. This way you don’t have to carry your complete equipment yourself. You will also be accompanied by a licensed, english speaking local guide.

√ Salary, food, insurance, and accommodation for guide and porter
The total amount covers not only your own basics, but also those of your guide and porter. No unpleasant surprises.

√ Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared during the trek. The food along the trail will be simple and a mix of local and international cuisine. Despite being basic, the meals will give you enough energy for your appetite. Fruit is also available after each meal.

√ Coffee and Tea
Coffee and tea are also organized by the trekking company. Every morning fresh coffee and tea are made. There are scheduled breaks to enjoy this.

√ Permits
The total amount includes the costs of the Makalu Barun National park permit and Peak permit. This also applies to the TIMS Card, to the Trekkers Information Management System.

√ Equipment
In order to pull in the Himalayas as prepared as possible, it is important to bring a good down jacket and sleeping bag. These are provided by your trekking company. Your trekking company will also provide a duffel bag and walking poles during your time in the mountain.

√ Assistant Guide for a Group of over 5 People
If your group is larger than 5 people, we will take an extra assistant guide with you to support you.

√ First Aid Kit
During the trek, a first aid kit will be availiable together with a Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice a day.

Excluded:

× Visa for Nepal
Your trekking company will not take responsibility for the travel visa for Nepal. This should be organized by yourself. Contact your local Nepalese embassy for the latest visa information.

× Flights to and from Nepal
The total amount is also exclusive of flights to and from Nepal. To get an idea of which airlines are flying on Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), have a look at the website.

× Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

× Personal expenses
All personal expenses such as drinks at the bar, washing and other similar expenses are for your own account.

× Travel Insurance Including Repatriation
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel to Nepal.

× Tipping
Tips for guides and porters are exclusive. You decide what you want to tip, but be generous and read our blog post about tipping when you are planning to go trekking in Nepal.

× Desserts, Hot Shower, Hot Water, Mineral Water and Wi-Fi
Certain luxuries such as desserts, a hot shower, hot running water, bottles of mineral water and Wi-Fi should be missed during a typical trek in the Himalayas. The water we encounter along the way is drinkable and is heated or boiled by us.

Accommodation

Accomodation

During the trek we stay in lodges or teahouses. The teahouses are basic of nature. Some of them have a squatter toilet, while others provide a western style alternative . Showers do not always have hot water and most tea houses charge for the use of hot water. Some teahouses have access to the internet, but always at extra charge. Please read our blog about the teahouses in Nepal. You will also be spending some nights in tents as you get closer to the summit. The trekking company will provide all the camping equipment necessary.

Safety

Safety

Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our trekkings low. Our guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. They are also very professional and well trained in first aid and personal protection equipment. First aid kits are available on all treks. In addition, the routes are ideally designed to give you enough time to acclimatize.

While the intention is to stick to the described route, a certain degree of flexibility is built in. In some cases it may be necessary to change the route here and there. The mountains are full of surprises, and the weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable. The guides continuously carry out risk assessments throughout the expedition. It is therefore best to plan a number of extra days in Nepal for possible unforeseen circumstances. Read all about altitude sickness here.

Packing List

Packing List

Trekking in Nepal requires decent gear. Especially the basics like a backpack and quality trekking socks. Here we provide you with a list of items we consider you must bring to this trek. You can also read a more extensive blog here about what to bring with you.

Documents
– Passport
– Travel insurance
– Boarding passes for flights
– 2 passport photos
– Driving License
– Dollars in cash
– Credit card (make sure you have $500 available on your card
in case evacuation by helicopter is required)

Sleep
– Sleeping bag
– Extra sleeping bag lining

Footwear
– Mountain shoes: 3 or 4 season lightweight
– Slippers or sandals for the city
– Aircraft shoes (optional)

Clothing
– Make sure you have non-cotton clothing for during the trek
– 2 t-shirts with underlayer (e.g. running t-shirts)
– Fleece / softshell jacket
– Waterproof jacket
– Down jacket for warmth
– Travel and citywear
– Underwear
– Trousers for underlayer (optional)
– Waterproof pants
– Trekking pants
– Trekking shorts (optional)
– 2 thick trekking socks
– Lightweight and breathable trekking socks
– Gloves and woolen hat

Accessories
– One backpack: 35 liters
– A duffel bag or backpack with straps to go over your back (Max
8kg weight for the porters to carry)
– Drybag or waterproof cover for your backpack
– Water bottle/thermos: at least 2 litres.
– Sunglasses
– Sunscreen
– Personal medication – Inhaler, blister plasters, etc.
– General toiletries, contact lenses, spectacles (if necessary)
– Towel
– Electronics – Headlight, travel adapter, phone & charger
– Lip balm
– Book
– MP3/Music and headphones
– Hand disinfectant, biodegradable wet wipes

Nepal Eco Adventure

Nepal Eco Adventure

Nepal Eco Adventure has office in the heart of Kathmandu, Nepal’s most touristic city. Nepal Eco Adventure makes everything possible for its customer satisfaction. Nepal Eco Adventure is a team of experts with the greatest possible amount of experience.

Nepal Eco Adventure serves its customers by offering various attractions in Nepal and thus also provides them with more information about Nepal and its culture. Our manager is also a trekking guide in Nepal, so the whole company exudes the culture of trekking.

We build on experience and invaluable local expertise in the Nepalese Himalayas. Our thorough knowledge of trekking, experienced hikers and tour guides, the ties with TAAN, Nepal Tourism Board, RastraBank Nepal and Company Registration Centre Nepal are the most important points that make your trip perfect, safe and enjoyable.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Best Season
If you have read our blog post about the best time for trekking in Nepal, you will know that every season in Nepal is suitable for trekking. However, in certain times of the year the one area of Nepal is more favorable than the other. Most people who go trekking in the Everest region and Gokyo Valley do so from March till the beginning of June and from September till the end of December. The Annapurna Region is best enjoyed in March to May and from October all the way to December. Just like Everest, you can trek in Annapurna all year round. The same seasons are most popular when talking the Manaslu Circuit and the Langtang Valley. The Upper Mustang is your choice during the Monsoon season when the rest of the country gets more rainfall. The Upper Dolpo is perfect most of the year, especially from March all the way to November.

Porters
Bookatrekking.com strives to only work with providers who treat porters in a fair manner. Without porters, there is no trekking in Nepal. They are the heart and soul of your adventure and they every day carry part of your gear. Bookatrekking.com always tries to find a balance between an affordable trekking adventure and the fair treatment of porters.

Tipping
Porters are partly dependent on tipping. The cheaper your trekking, the more likely it is that the salary for porters is low. In any case, this must be compensated with tipping. It is an unwritten law in the Himalayas. On your way you will notice that the amount of tipping is a hot topic. At the end of the trek there is an opportunity to give tips. The rxule of thumb is to count 10 to 15% of the total amount of the trek. This can be divided into 60-40. The 60% of the amount goes to the guide and 40% is for the porter(s).

Currency and Payment Methods
We recommend you to bring US dollars or euros to pay for your visa, further travel and other costs. It is easiest to travel in Nepal with US dollars. Nepal has reasonable banking facilities with branches of a number of international local commercial banks. Credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted. ATMs can be found everywhere in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There are ATMs in larger cities during the hikes. However, it is a good idea to bring enough money from Kathmandu or Pokhara as in Nepal you never know if the ATMs will work.

Visa Nepal
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu you can get a tourist visa. USD 25 for 15 days from the date of issue, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for 90 days tourist visa. You need two passport photos. You can apply for an online visa here.

Vaccinations
No immunizations are required vsiting Nepal, but it’s always worth checking which vaccinations are recommended and check you are up-to-date with all your boosters.

Although you can get vaccinations in Kathmandu, it’s generally better (and often cheaper) to get them before your trip. Either way, it’s always worth consulting with your local doctor or nurse for up-to-date travel and inoculation advice at least 6 weeks before your planned departure date.

The main recommended vaccinations for Nepal are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Meningitis. Boosters are also recommended for Tetanus, Polio, Mumps, and Measles.Depending on your travel plans, you may also consider inoculations against Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, and Rabies. This is especially important if you have young children, plan to stay for an extended period of time, working in health care, or visiting rural areas and the lowlands of the Terai Region.

How to Book

How does it work?

On Bookatrekking.com you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking adventure your match? In that case you can proceed to booking. At Bookatrekking.com you make a deposit of 15% of the total amount. You pay the remaining amount on location prior to the trek directly to the trekking company. Bookatrekking.com uses only the safest payment methods. Once your booking has been received, your place is reserved, your place is safe and you can look forward to your chosen trekking. After you have made your booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with all necessary information and the contact details of the trekking company. If you have any questions or if you want to clarify something, you can obtain information directly from the right person. Of course, you can also always ask us your question. Send us an e-mail on support@bookatrekking.com The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.

Cancellation Policy

You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.

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