Mera Peak CLimbing

Standing at a height of 6460m, Mera peak offers a great trekking experience which is going to be a bit challenging and technical climb whereas Island peak is one of the easiest and straight forward climbs in the Khumbu region. The view from the summit of these two peaks is simply breathtaking as one can view the magnificent panorama of Himalayan ranges from the top of these mountains.

Mera Peak trek offers the trekkers with the spectacular panorama of mountain ranges including some of the highest mountains of the world such as Mt. Everest (Highest mountain of the world), Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Annapurna and other many beautiful peaks.  One can get an opportunity to do the sightseeing of a wide variety of species that are found in this region. The unique and ancient lifestyle of Sherpa people living in this region is also another major attraction point for the tourists.

Mera Peak trek starts with a scenic flight to Lukla and then we will trek to Hinku valley passing many dense forests of rhododendron and oak trees. You can do the sightseeing of the lifestyle of people living in this remote valley and explore the culture and traditions of these people. We will then ascend to reach the basecamp of Mera peak and then start our challenging and technical climb to reach the summit of this peak. Climbing to the summit is going to be a bit difficult and at the same point rewarding as well. One can get an opportunity to see the magnificent views of Himalayas from the summit of this beautiful mountain.

We will start our today’s day with an early morning breakfast and then we will proceed north on the main trail to Mera peak. After walking on a trail next to the the Majang Khola, we merge with another trail which moves alongside the Hinku Khola. Our trail moves straight ahead towards Tashing Ongma which has seasonal tea shops. We continue our trek and cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe. Overnight in Kothe.Day 20:

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu:
Day 02 Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:
Day 03 Fly to Lukla, Day 3: Trek to Paiya / Chutok (2,730m):
Day 04 Paiya to Panggom (2,846m)
Day 05 Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m):
Day 06 Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800m):
Day 07 Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,690m):
Day 08 Trek to Thangnak (4,350m):
Day 09 Trek to Khare (5,000m):
Day 10 Acclimatization day in Khare (5,000m):
Day 11 Trek to Mera Base Camp (5,416m):
Day 12 Climb to High camp (5,850m):
Day 13 Mera High camp to Mera Peak Summit (6,476m] to Kongme Dingma (4,800m):
Day 14 Reserve Day:
Day 15 Khare to Kothe:
Day 16 Kothe to Thili Kharka:
Day 17 Thuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrawa La pass:
Day 18 Fly back to Kathmandu:
Day 19 Final Departure:

  • Day 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu:

    This will be the first day of our trekking journey. After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred to our hotel via private vehicle. We will rest for some time and then begin the sightseeing of the capital city of our country. At evening, you will be welcomed with a typical Nepali food at a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and camping during trekking and climbing
  • Day 02

    Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:

    After an early morning breakfast, you will do the sightseeing of some of the famous places of Kathmandu valley. You will be transferred to many places of Kathmandu with our private vehicle which includes Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambunath Stupa, Bouddanath Stupa and other many famous places of Kathmandu. At evening, you will meet your fellow trekking mates and then we will have a short briefing about the journey in our office. An evening stroll at Thamel and Durbarmarg will give you much energy which will help you at the trek. Overnight at Hotel.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and camping during trekking and climbing
  • Day 03

    Fly to Lukla, Day 3: Trek to Paiya / Chutok (2,730m):

    After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport and then a domestic flight will bring you to Lukla. This 24minutes flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains will take you to the majestic land of Lukla. We then head eastwards from Lukla and trek along the Kalo Himal Ridge. We walk on a jungle trail, cross a bridge over the Handi Khola and reach Surke Village. We will then cross the famous Chutok la pass and reach the small Sherpa settlement of Paiyan, also known as Chutok. Overnight in Paiya.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and camping during trekking and climbing
  • Day 04

    Paiya to Panggom (2,846m):

    We will descend from a slippery trail and then cross the Kari La pass. We will then walk through the dense rhododendron and bamboo forests on a narrow mountain trail. We will also get to do the sightseeing of beautiful Dudhkoshi valley. Trekking forward via Sherpa settlements will take us to Panggom. Overnight in Panggom.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and camping during trekking and climbing
  • Day 05

    Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m):

    Today’s trek starts with an early morning breakfast. Leaving Panggom behind, we will trek further and cross the Panggom La pass. We will then ascend and walk on a steady path and then trek northwards to reach Peeng Kharka Danda. We will also cross the Peeng Kharka khola and Ningsow khola on the trail before reaching Ningsow village. Overnight at Ningsow.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and camping during trekking and climbing
  • Day 06

    Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800m):

    We will first climb and then descend for a while and then climb again to reach the Ramailo Danda. We will get extraordinary views of Mera Peak and Salpa from this beautiful place. After ascending and descending on our trail, we enter the Makalu Barun National Park. Our trail from here to Chhatra Khola is called Pasang Lhamu trail. On the way, if we are lucky, we might even come across the elusive Red Panda. Overnight in Chhatra Khola.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and camping during trekking and climbing
  • Day 07

    Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,690m):

    We will start our today’s day with an early morning breakfast and then we will proceed north on the main trail to Mera peak. After walking on a trail next to the the Majang Khola, we merge with another trail which moves alongside the Hinku Khola. Our trail moves straight ahead towards Tashing Ongma which has seasonal tea shops. We continue our trek and cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe. Overnight in Kothe.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and camping during trekking and climbing
  • Day 08

    Trek to Thangnak (4,350m):

    As we head to the west bank of the Hinku Khola northwards, forest blurs in and valley zooms out. We spot meadows being used as grazing areas for goats, sheep and yaks in the Upper Hinku. After several ascents for 4-6 hours, we approach summer settlement of Tangnag as we cross a single-plank bridge at Gondishung. We halt for lunch at this spot. Lying in its vicinity is 200-year-old gompa resting beneath a massive boulder and a number of crude mani walls. Overnight in Thangnak.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and camping during trekking and climbing
  • Day 09

    Trek to Khare (5,000m):

    We will be walking about 3 hours to reach Khare. We will pass the Dig glacier and reach Dig Kharka. This place offers the spectacular views of mountain ranges including Charpate Himal. As we climb through the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers, the trail becomes more steepy. Trekking ahead through this steep trail will take us to Khare. Overnight at Khare.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and camping during trekking and climbing
  • Day 10

    Acclimatization day in Khare (5,000m):

    After breakfast we will start our pre-climb preparing. Our expert climbing guide will give training on top climbing methods and the best possible methods for utilizing climbing boots. For example, the ice hatchet, climbing boots and saddle, crampons, etc. The preparation will likewise incorporate utilizing ropes to go here and there. In spite of the fact that it isn’t required to have earlier preparing for Mera Peak Climbing, we believe that some preparation experience will expand your certainty and climbing aptitudes to increase your climbing skills. We can spend rest of the day strolling around or resting for the following days big climb. Overnight in Khare.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and camping during trekking and climbing
  • Day 11

    Trek to Mera Base Camp (5,416m):

    We will walk through the steep route and it will take about 3-4 hours to reach the base camp. We will have our lunch once we reach the base camp. We will then do the ice climbing training and our professional guides will train you the techniques to climb on slippery ice. Overnight at tented camp.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and camping during trekking and climbing
  • Day 12

    Climb to High camp (5,850m):

    We will walk about two hours through the rock-strewn area and reach the High camp. The trail can be dangerous as there is a high risk of heavy snowfall. We set up a high camp and from here the sunrise and sunset can be viewed along with the Mt. Everest Makalu, Cho Oyu, and south face of Lotshe, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse are outstanding and seems like they are piercing the skyline. Overnight at tented camp.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and camping during trekking and climbing
  • Day 13

    Mera High camp to Mera Peak Summit (6,476m] to Kongme Dingma (4,800m):

    Today is going to be a big day as we will be climbing to reach the summit of Mera Peak. We will advance towards the summit at the early morning around 2 a: m. Professional guides will help you to put the crampons and rope for the journey to the summit of Mera peak. 6-7 hours of challenging and difficult climb will take us to the summit of this beautiful peak. One can get an opportunity to see the beautiful panorama of Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) Ama Dablam (6,812m) Kangtega (6,779m) and other many beautiful peaks. We will then descend down to the high camp and then descend to reach Kongma Dingma. Overnight at Kongma Dingma.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and camping during trekking and climbing
  • Day 14

    Reserve Day:

    We have allocated an extra day as a spare day in case of problems with the weather or acclimatization. Overnight in Tented Camp.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and camping during trekking and climbing
  • Day 15

    Khare to Kothe:

    We trek from Khare to Kothe along the same trail used previously. After reaching Kothe, we celebrate our success by trying out local delicacies and wines. Overnight in Kothe.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and camping during trekking and climbing
  • Day 16

    Kothe to Thili Kharka:

    We begin our trek to Thuli Kharka after breakfast. We climb up and descend, cross several tributaries of the Inkhu Khola before reaching a forked trail nearby Taktho. We choose the trail on our right and continue walking. Our trail passes by a Chorten after which we walk downhill on a steep trail. Next, we ascend to Thuli Kharka and pass by another Chorten on the way. Overnight in Thuli Kharka.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and camping during trekking and climbing
  • Day 17

    Thuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrawa La pass:

    We cross the Zatrwa-La pass at 4,600. As soon as we cross the pass, we are welcomed by the sight of the beautiful Lukla Valley which is surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and other Himalayan peaks. From Zatrwa La pass we walk all the way down to Chutang and then straight forward to the Lukla village. In the evening we enjoy dinner in the Himalayas of Nepal with our crew. Overnight in Lukla.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and camping during trekking and climbing
  • Day 18

    Fly back to Kathmandu:

    Early morning fly back to Kathmandu. You will have a free day for shopping and you can also explore the streets of Kathmandu.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and camping during trekking and climbing
  • Day 19

    Final Departure:

    Transfer to airport for final departure to onward destination.

    6,461m/ 21,190ft 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and camping during trekking and climbing

Include

  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3/4/5 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Your destination map.
  • Both ways domestic Flights with airport tax.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder Climbing guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Permit
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.

Exclude

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • equipment / Gears
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, Water )
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment’s.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

 

Usefull Info

Important Note and Optional Activities: We, at Pikey Paradise trek are always concerned about the safety of our clients while travelling with us. Just be sure that your trek leader has the authority to cancel or amend any part of itinerary if it is necessary for the safety concerns. We will work and put every effort to keep the above itinerary as it is but as we are travelling in the remote and isolated areas od mountainous region, we can’t guarantee it! Some of the major factors of changing the itinerary are the health of clients and also the extreme weather conditions. Our trek leader will try to do their best as to run according to the plan on the trip but we personally recommend to be prepared for the changes in itinerary if necessary. You will be informed if there will be changes in the itinerary by your trek leader. Your trek leader will assist you with information about your options but please note that any additional activities you undertake are not part of our itinerary and our makes no representation about the safety of the activity. We recommend to use your own judgements when choosing any optional activities in your free time.

Acclimatization:

Trekking itinerary of Pikey Paradise is designed with a high degree of minimization of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We won’t be going to the higher altitudes too fast as it causes a serious medical condition which may lead to death. The higher the altitude the less oxygen there is in air. On the height above 5000m in mountain ranges, oxygen level drops low at more than 50%. Human body need to adapt at this attitude so we will take acclimatization and rest days on some of the points of our trek. We recommend to the clients who are suffering from heart and lung disease to consult with their doctor before being a part of the journey. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS. Our itineraries are designed to try to prevent AMS but it is important to remember, some people can be more susceptible than others.

Trek leader and Staff Arrangements:

We, at Pikey Paradise firmly believe that if you want to get the most of the output from your staffs, you must treat them well. We also believe that a happy staff is a hard-working staff. We extremely believe in these things and also try our best to maintain a good relationship with our staffs.

Most of the emphasis are given to the local leaders and local guides as we believe working with the staffs of local communities is ore fruitful. We provide training for all our staff and all our trek leaders are trained in the following as a minimum;

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet
  • English Language
  • Conservation & Biodiversity
  • Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

At, Pikey Peak, we guarantee our clients that they are working and coping with the best professionals of the country who are friendlier and also much experienced on their respective field. All of our guides are fluent in speaking English and if you want, we are ready to provide you guides who are good at speaking other languages such as French, Spanish, Japanese, German and Italian. We only select professionals who are experienced, have leadership skills, are friendly in nature and also have a good personal ability. All these years, we have learnt that one of the major needed things in the trip is the leadership quality that a guide should have so that the trip will be safe, enjoyable and successful.

You will also be glad to know that most of our guides are actually from the mountainous region of our country and have spent half of their whole life in the most isolated and remote areas of our country. Mountainous region is the home for them and walking through these challenging paths is in their blood. They’re not ‘familiar’ with local communities, they’re a part of them. They don’t ‘know’ local culture, they practice it. They truly love their home and relish getting the opportunity to show travelers why.

Porter Care

One of the most underrated professionals of our country are the porters who are a major part in the trekking and expedition journeys at the Himalayas. No doubt, the entire trekking and expedition industry in Nepal is built on the back of these hard-working porters. We must be blessed with the effort of the porters as their tireless efforts of carrying supplies, equipment and baggage makes the journey to the Himalayan region successful. So, its kind of unfortunate that they have endured a history of exploitation and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, we are firmly committed to porter rights.

We assure all our porters are well treated, well paid and we also provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. And for the porter’s sake we require that all trekkers keep their bag weight under 15kgs/33 pounds.

We totally support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters.

Environmental Concerns:

Most of the areas of the Himalayan region is stunningly beautiful but at the same hand it’s to risky as well. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do and so the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We employ a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts, and staff can advise how to minimize your impact.

Trekking to the base camp of the mountain of our country is not an easy task and one should be in a good health and physical condition. Most of the days have four to five hours of walking and some of the days are up to seven hours as well. Although less but these walks are very much tiring and difficult. It’s a good idea to prepare yourself in the lead-up to your trip with some regular exercise, the best form of which is long walks in hilly areas. Technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination.

We recommend to let us know if you have any pre-existing medical conditions as it might be difficult above 5000m if you get sick. Also, before coming to Nepal it’s important to consult your doctor regarding vaccinations and any other medical concerns that the trip may raise. Medical and evacuation expenses are your responsibility

A typical day on the trail:

You will be waked up early in the morning with a bucket of hot water to wash in. You will then have your breakfast and then pack your bag to head for the trek. We will trek through forests, hills, mountains and local villages all about 3hours. We will then stop for an hour at a particularly pleasant spot and have our lunch. We will then again start our trek and trek about another 3hours to reach the destination where we will stay for overnight. Then you can have tea or coffee and some light snacks, before exploring the area with trek leader or just relaxing until dinner is served in a warm dining hall.

Evenings are quite interesting and fun as we will be chatting and doing entertainment stuffs with our fellow trek mates. Finally, it’s off to bed for a well-deserved night’s rest before you start it all again.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

Our trek journey starts with a pre-trip meeting at Kathmandu at our office. We will be usually doing the pree-trip meeting on the second day of our trekking journey and then you will be introduced to your fellow trek mates. You will also be introduced with your trek leader and then you can ask the important questions to your trek leaders in the pre-trip meeting.

The Trekking Group:

For the Everest Base Camp trek, there will be one leader, one assistant leader and one Sherpa porter for each group of two trekkers. This arrangement ensures that should any one of them fall ill, the trip can still go on as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size, but generally have a maximum of ten people, as we’ve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to make a group booking for more than ten people it can easily be arranged.

Accommodations:

The cost of the accommodations in this trek is included in the trip cost and we have chosen accommodation options based on the following criteria; standard of hygiene, standard of service, location, food standards and cost. All accommodation is based on twin share. We will provide you single supplement if there is different sex. For the solo trip and on request single supplement will be charge US$300.

Toilet Facilities – On trek, toilet facilities are available at Tea Houses but some places are beyond your expectation and you should be satisfied with a local toilet.

Meals during Trek:

All Meals on full board basis will be provided during the cost spent on trek. Three meals (Nepali, Sherpa, Tibetan, Bhutanese, Continental, Italian and Indian cuisine) a day will be provided from the teahouse/lodge menus. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will also be provided by our company and at the same cost.

 

 

 

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