Mera Peak Climbing -15 Days

Trip Facts
DestinationNepal
ActivityPeak Climbing In Nepal
AccomodationLodge/Tea house/Camping during the trek/climb
RegionEverest Region
Duration15 Days
Max. AltitudeMera Peak (6654m)
Meals IncludedAll Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek/climb
Nature of TrekLodge /Camping trekking
Best SeasonFeb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Trip CodeDWTTK003
Activity Per DayApproximately 4-6 hrs walking
TransportationDomestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM) and private vehicle (Transportation)
GradeVery Strenuous

About the Trip

Mera Peak Climbing trip takes you off the beaten path along Hinku and Honku Valley to the summit of Mera Peak (6,476m). The whole experience rewards you with a mountaineering adventure full of spectacular scenery, sights of some of the world's highest peaks, and traditional Sherpa settlements.

Highlights of Mera Peak Climbing

  • Summiting Mera Peak
  • Glorious views of the highest mountains, including Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu
  • Experience Sherpa culture and traditions
  • Trek through Himalayan wilderness and high passes
  • Ancient monasteries, beautiful lakes, and holy temples
  • Thrilling flights to and from Lukla Airport

Benefits of Mera Peak Climbing with Discovery World Trekking

  • Easy booking and reservation system
  • Online trip briefing after booking confirmation
  • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom)
  • 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
  • Easy payment system. 
  • Free airport arrival/departure transfer to/from the hotel on a private vehicle
  • Oximeter for blood oxygen monitoring at high altitudes to detect altitude sickness early & other medical kits
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.
  • Duffle bag for porters
  • Free excess luggage storage at the Discovery World Trekking store during the trek


Online Trip Briefing

The online briefing will clear all your doubts about the trek, including things to bring (equipment checklist) for the hike, the itinerary details, and what you can expect on the trails. As soon as you complete the booking, we will email you the available date and time for the trek briefing. Please note that we conduct trip briefing only once either online or in person.  

Mera Peak Climbing Comprehensive Overview

Rising to the south of Everest and dominating the watershed in the wilderness valleys of the Hinku and Honku lies Mera Peak (6461m / 21197ft). It is one of the busiest trekking peaks that provides awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas, despite requiring only basic mountaineering skills.

The path to Mera Peak passes through the forested highland valleys of Hinky and Hongu in the heart of the less-visited and unspoiled Nepali Himalayas, providing breathtaking views of landscapes, including some of the world's highest peaks.

J.O.M Roberts and Sen Tenzing made the first successful ascent of Mera Peak in May 1953, through a route that now forms the standard path to the peak from Mera La.

The ascent to Mera Peak through the standard route from Mera La is technically straightforward, but this ascent requires the crossing of high and difficult passes that can be long and demanding, especially in the event of heavy snowfall and an open maze of crevasses.

Your journey begins with a flight from Kathmandu to the mountain airstrip of Lukla. From Lukla, you will trek forward, passing Pakhepani Village and then crossing Chutok La Pass (2,945m) to reach Paiya. You will spend your first night in the trek region at Paiya.

After Paiya, you will be trekking to Pangkoma, but the path is long and consists of several huge steep climbs. After Pangokma, you will be trekking to Ramailo Danda, enjoying the stunning landscapes, past several mani walls and Chortens, and across Panggom La Pass at 3,174m. From Ramailo Danda, you will be trekking to Chetrakhola and then to Kothe.

The trek from Kothe to Tangnak should be easy, with gentle inclines by the side of a river. From Thangnak, your journey continues to Khare. The altitude gain is substantial so, we will stay one day at Khare for acclimatization. Khare hosts a German bakery to fulfill your cravings.

On your ninth day, you will reach Mera High Camp from Khare. It is time to use your mountaineering equipment. High Camp provides an easy reach to Mera Peak.

Finally, on your tenth day, you will be reaching the Mera Camp summit, but to avoid the afternoon wind, we will start scaling the summit at around 2 am. Our Sherpas will assist you and teach you how to climb, but Mera Peak climb is quite easy and requires minimum technical climbing skills. From the top of Mera Peak, you will see a panorama of the Himalayas, including three eight-thousanders - Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, and Mt. Makalu. If you couldn't summit this peak today, we have added an extra contingency day to provide you with some time the next day.

After summiting Mera Peak, we return to Khare. From Khare, we return to Kothe, then Thuli Kharka, and back to Lukla. From Lukla, you will take a flight back to Kathmandu.

Day to Day Itinerary

  1. day1

    Flight from Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593ft) to Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft) Trek to Paiya (2,730m / 8,954ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8 km/4.9 miles
    Flight Hours 40 minutes
    Highest Altitude 2,850m/9,350ft
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    Early morning, you will be taking a 40-minute scenic flight to Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804m) from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. From Lukla, we start our journey passing through the jungle down to Surke. 

    You will be having lunch at Pakhapani, a little ahead of Surke. After lunch, we will restart our trek, passing several traditional villages, jungles, and hills, to reach Paiya, our destination for the day.  

    • Overnight stay at Paiya Trekkers Lodge and Restaurant
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  2. day2

    Paiya (2730m / 8954ft) to Pangkoma (2850m / 93,48ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12km / 7.4miles
    Highest Altitude 2,850m / 9,350ft
    Trek Duration 6/7 hours

    The trek from Paiya to Pangkoma is going to be long and challenging. From Paiya, we head east past Khari-khola and Bumbari.

    The trekking path passes through the rhododendron and bamboo forests along the narrow mountain trail. From the trails, you can see outstanding views of Dudhkoshi River valley and Dudh Kund Himal before reaching the farming and trading village of Pangkongama for a night’s rest.

    • Overnight stay at Himalayan Trekkers Lodge and Restaurant
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day3

    Pangkoma (2850m / 93,48ft) to Ramailo Danda (3,276m / 10,748ft)

    Itinerary Facts

    We leave Pangkoma and head to Ramailo Danda. After trekking for a few hours, you will reach Ningsow, passing numerous prayer flags and mani walls. You will also cross Pangkoma La Pass (3,174m). From Ningsow, the path becomes challenging as you progress to Ramailo Danda. 

    • Overnight stay at Mera View Lodge and Restaurant
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day4

    Ramailo Danda (3,276m / 10,748ft) to Chetrakhola (3,150m / 10,332ft): 7-8 hrs

    Itinerary Facts

    The trek from Ramailo Danda starts on a very scenic path with rhododendron blooms in the right season. You even have a chance to see the rare red panda. We will reach Chetrakhola to spend our night.

    • Overnight stay at Mera Riverside Lodge and Restaurant
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day5

    Chetrakhola (3,150m / 10,332ft) to Kothe (3,600m / 11,808ft) 6-7 hrs

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 17km / 10.5miles
    Highest Altitude 4,182m / 13,716ft
    Trek Distance 7 hours

    We leave Chetra Khola and head north to Kothe, enjoying the views of Mera Peak. Your trail progresses along the Majang Khola, joining another path along Hinku Khola and through forests full of pine, moss, lichens, and rhododendron trees. After crossing Sanu Khola (river), you will finally reach Kothe - the destination for the day.

    • Overnight stay at Lama Hotel Lodge and Restaurant
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day6

    Kothe (3,600m / 11,808ft) to Thaknak (4,350m / 14,270ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 6km / 3.7miles
    Highest Altitude 4,356m / 14,288ft
    Trek Duration 4 to 5 hrs.

    The trail from Kote heads north to Tangnang, along the west bank of the Hinku River. Hinku River valley provides pastures for sheep and yaks to graze. As you trek forward, the path gets more challenging until you reach Gondishung - known for the Lungsumgba monastery. Tangnang lies within one hour of walking distance from Gondishung.

    • Overnight stay at Oxygen Lodge and Restaurant
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day7

    Trek from Thaknak (4,356m / 14,288ft) to Khare (5,045m / 16,552ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 5.5km / 3.4miles
    Highest Altitude 5,045m / 16,552ft
    Trek Duration 4 to 5 hrs.

    Today's trek is short but quite steep and consists of passing over Hinku and Shar Glacier. You will follow a lateral moraine trail from Dig Kharka that ascends steeply to reach Khare. Khare provides excellent views of the northern face of Mera Peak.

    • Overnight stay at Refuge Lodge and Restaurant
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day8

    Acclimatization day at Khare (5,045m / 16,552ft)

    Itinerary Facts

    Since you have already gained more than 5,000m of altitude, it is time to acclimatize. While acclimatization, our climbing guide will instruct you on ways to use your climbing gear and equipment. They will also test your equipment. You also have an option to climb a nearby hill and enjoy the views from the top. 

    • Overnight stay at Refuge Lodge and Restaurant
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  9. day9

    Khare (5,045m / 16,486ft) to Mera High Camp (5,780m / 18,963ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 6km / 3.7miles
    Highest Altitude 5,800m / 19,029ft
    Trek Duration 5 to 6 hours

    This is the first day you will be using your technical climbing skills. The steep trails pass through rocky trails, icy glaciers, and even small crevasses. From the Mera Base High Camp, you can enjoy the views of Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Baruntse, and Everest.

    • Overnight stay at a Camp
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  10. day10

    Mera High Camp (5,800m / 19,029ft) to Summit to Mera Peak (6,654m / 21,831ft) and back to Khare (5,045m / 16,552ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 6,654m / 21,831ft
    Trek Duration 6 to 7 hrs.

    Today is going to be a long day. You will wake up around 1 am and have your breakfast. Then the climbing starts. The climbing starts early in the morning to avoid the noon winds, making climbing difficult.

    You will follow your guide and his instructions to the top of Mera Peak. From the top, you will be able to view Mount Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8210m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), Kangchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7861m), Chamlang (7319m), Baruntse (7129m), Ama Dablam (6812m), Kangtega (6779m), and several other peaks.

    After enjoying the views and celebrating your determination, you will descend to Mera Peak Base Camp and then to Khare for an overnight stay.

    • Overnight stay at Refuge Lodge and Restaurant
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  11. day11

    Reserve Day for Contingency

    Itinerary Facts

    If you were unable to summit Mera Peak the previous day, we will use this contingency day to summit Mera Peak. Otherwise, we will rest, relax and explore places around Khare.

    • Overnight stay at Refuge Lodge and Restaurant
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  12. day12

    Khare (5,045m / 16,552ft) to Kothe (4,182m / 13,716ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Duration 4 to 5 hrs.

    You have already started to descend, so the trek from Khare to Kothe will be downhill. After walking for about three hours from Khare, you will reach Thangnak, but our trek continues to Kothe, often passing through subtropical forests.

    • Overnight stay at Lama Hotel Lodge and Restaurant
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  13. day13

    Kothe (4095m / 13435ft) to Thuli Kharka (3,900m / 12,597ft): 5-6 hrs

    Itinerary Facts

    We leave Kothe early morning and head to Thuli Kharka. The trail initially ascends, passing through dense forest, then continues along the western section of Hinku Valley to reach Thuli Kharka.

    Thuli Kharka is famous for providing exceptional views of Mera North (6476m), Mera Central (6461m), and the Southern face of Mera Peak (6476m).

    • Overnight stay at Lama Lodge and Restaurant
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  14. day14

    Thuli Kharka (3,900m/12,597ft) to Lukla (2,840m/9318ft): 6-7 hrs

    Itinerary Facts

    A long day's trek awaits you. Your journey takes you to the Kalo Himal ridge and ascends till you reach Zatrawa La Pass (4,600m/15,092ft). After this pass, you will be descending to Chutanga and finally to Lukla. You will be spending one last night at the trek region.

    • Overnight stay at Comfort Inn (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  15. day15

    Fly back to Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593ft) from Lukla (2,850m / 9,350ft)

    Itinerary Facts

    If everything goes according to the schedule, you will be flying back to Kathmandu early morning. Your 40-minute flight back to Kathmandu will be relaxing as you might go through the moments you created during this trip.

    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

What is included?

  • Airport and hotel transfer with private transportation
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight and airport departure taxes
  • Accommodations total 14 days. 13 days at lodges. 1 day at camp. Twin sharing basis. Tents during climbing
  • Meals. Standard meals - 15 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches, and 14 Dinners (with seasonal fruits).
  • Group gears and supplies (ropes, ice screws, snow bars)
  • All camping equipment (kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chair, and kitchen utensils)
  • Government licensed, experienced, and qualified trekking/climbing leader, cook, and porters to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers: 1 porter) Maximum luggage weight load 18 kg per porter.
  • Guides and porter costs, meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight, and other necessary equipment
  • Mera Peak Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit & TIMS Card fees
  • All government and local taxes
  • Rescue operations arrangements in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance).
  • Discovery World Trekking’s climbing achievement certificate after the successful trek/expedition.
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek in Kathmandu

What is excluded?

  • International flight costs
  • Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodations and meals in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure
  • All personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, bar bills, hot (tea/coffee), cold, alcoholic drinks, snacks, fees for hot water, battery recharge, incidental expenses, tips for guides and porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and climbing gear
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expense not included in the "what is included" list above

Equipment Checklist

Please pack just the must-have items. Though we provide a porter for every two trekkers, your luggage weight limit is 9kg. You have the option of buying your gear and equipment in Kathmandu. Though individual choices may differ, here is our packing list to help you.

Climbing gear for Mera Peak climbing

  • Ice ax 
  • Climbing Harnesses - It will secure you to a rope or an anchor point during peak climbing
  • Crampons - a traction device that will be attached to your footwear to improve mobility on snow and ice
  • Tape slings- an essential part of a climbers' kit to wrap around the section of rock and hitch to other
  • Figure 8 Descender - to use it as a zip flyer either on friction mode or smoothie mode.
  • Screwgate Karabiners
  • Ice hammer
  • Ice screw
  • Snow bar
  • Helmets
  • Ascender/Jhumar
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Rope

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries 
  • A warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic to keep you warm)
  • Headscarf (can be used in dusty conditions)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if you have medical prescriptions)

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

For Hands

  • A pair of mittens containing a Gore-Tex over mitt matched, waterproof, polar-fleece mitt liner
  • A pair of lightweight poly-liner trek gloves
  • A pair of lightweight fleece gloves (or wool)

Sleeping

  • One sleeping bag 30 degrees DC
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • One medium rucksack or One large duffel bag
  • Daypack/backpack of 50 liters max for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • Two large waterproof rucksack covers (if you need them)

Body (Upper-Lower)

  • Hiking shirts
  • T-Shirt (bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Expedition grade down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Thick thermal Merino bottoms (Icebreaker 200, Odlo Revolution Thick)
  • Polar fleece trousers or similar mid-layer trousers
  • Gore-Tex (over)trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • Goose-down trousers or bibs. Or a down suit
  • Liner gloves for tying knots
  • mitten
  • Waterproof sacks to keep your clothing dry 
  • A pair of hiking shorts, trousers, lightweight thermal bottoms
  • A pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • A pair of breathable fabric, waterproof shell pants 
  • Non-cotton undergarments

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)
  • Goretex hiking boots with ankle support
  • A pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Two pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Two pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • A pair of hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, broken-in)
  • Gaiters
  • Cotton socks

Essentials

  • Trekking pole
  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification tablets/drops
  • Trekking pole

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Multi-purpose soap (must be biodegradable)
  • Deodorant floss
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Medical Needs

  • Personal simple and light first-aid kit
  • First-aid tapes and plasters
  • One skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea, headache pills
  • Cough and cold medicine for sure
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • One set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses or contact lens supplies

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet paper roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
  • Binoculars
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products for females
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guidebook
  • Notebook and pen (if you want to write your moments)
  • A modest swimsuit
  • A voltage converter (from 220 to 110 ampere)
  • Lightweight pillowcase (optional)

Essential Documents

We request you to make available the following documents to arrange permits.

  • Please have a notepad and pen handy to note information.
  • A copy of your passport, travel/health insurance documents with contact details, and three passport-size photos
  • Additionally, we recommend you maintain a separate photocopy of all important documents, including travelers' cheques and bank/ATM card contact numbers, insurance policy, international flight tickets, emergency contact numbers, etc.

Trip Information

Free airport pick-up and hotel transfer

We request you send your flight details after booking the trip so that we can arrange a free airport pick-up for you. We provide this service because we understand that you might have difficulty navigating in a foreign country. When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will find our representative holding a pamphlet with your name and our company logo. They will greet and present you with a marigold garland as a welcome gesture. Then, they will take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. 

Journey to Mera Peak Climb

You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu before 3 pm, at least a day before the trip departure date for last-minute preparations. If, in case, you missed the online trip briefing, it will also provide us time to conduct an in-person trip briefing. During the trip briefing, we will provide you with important information about the trek and recheck your luggage to ensure that you have packed all the essential things for the Mera Peak Climb. On the trek departure date, we will take you to Kathmandu Airport for a domestic flight to Lukla - the gateway to Everest.

This package includes Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight costs.

Accommodation during the trek/climb

This trip includes 14 nights of lodge/camp stays in the trek regions at the best available lodges. All accommodations are twin sharing basis. You will be staying one night in a Camp at High Camp and 13 days at the best hotels/lodges in the trek regions.

You will require at least two nights of hotel stays in Kathmandu (one before the trip start and one at the end), but this package does not include these costs. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels that can suit your preferences and we do not want to restrict your choices.

You are free to enjoy hot showers and Wi-Fi at available lodges/hotels in trek regions.

The Meals

During your trip, we will provide you with nutritious, tasty, and hygienic meals - three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) at the best hotels/lodges/tea houses available. The menu mainly consists of local, Asian, and western cuisine.

We will provide you with 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, and 14 dinners during the trip.

Some of the popular menu items are -

Breakfast - Pancakes, Muesli Breads, Fruits, Vegetables, Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati, Local Tsampa porridge, Eggs, Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, Hot drinks (varieties of teas and coffees, hot chocolates, etc.)

Lunch - Dhal, Bhat, & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Macaroni dishes, Tenduk, Spaghetti Noodles, Vegetable curry, Potatoes, Vegetables, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni dishes, Tenduk, Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Desserts (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc

Dinner - Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Potato items, Vegetable and Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Macaroni, Tenduk Spaghetti, Noodles Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Momo (dumplings), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Ramen, Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc

We highly recommend liquids, green/lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup (must) at high altitudes for health benefits.

Our team comprises experienced cooks and kitchen helpers to prepare your meals at camps. We also provide the kitchen and dining equipment required for these camps. Moreover, we will ensure that you get plenty of extra dietary requirements, including fresh vegetables and fruits.

Though plenty of non-veg items are available in the trek regions, we advise you to avoid them because the meat in trek regions may not be hygienic. We highly encourage you to avoid dairy, alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, and hot chocolates. 

This package does not include personal bills (alcoholic, hot (tea/coffee), and cold drinks) in tea houses/ lodges/cafes except for standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with seasonal fruits)

A typical day during the trip

Every day, you will get a unique trekking experience, climbing, taking pictures, and exploring new areas. During your trip, our accomplished, friendly, and qualified Sherpa/guide will share information about the places you visit. Porters will carry most of your luggage. Nonetheless, we anticipate you to bring a little backpack with your valuable things and vital documents.

The day begins with an early morning cup of tea/coffee. After a healthy breakfast, we will gather our packs and set off on the day's trip from around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the length and nature of that day's hike. After journeying for three to four hours, we will serve you lunch around noon, midway between your next destination. You will rest for about an hour after lunch and proceed.

The afternoon walk will be shorter, lasting for a few hours. After arriving at the destination, you can snack on extra-dietary food and explore in and around the destination until dark. 

We serve supper from around 6 PM to 7 PM. After supper and before going to bed, you can enjoy sharing trekking experiences. Your team leader will brief you about the next day's plan. Then you can spend your time reading books, watching mountaineering videos, or playing board games like cards and Monopoly. Most foreigners also enjoy learning light and fun Nepali words from our crew before going to bed.

Best season for Mera Peak Climbing

Weather is a crucial factor that impacts directly reaching and summiting Mera Peak. Due to its altitude, Mera Peak is never too warm. The high elevations in the Mera Peak regions show four distinct seasons - spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Each season provides a different experience, but for the best experience, you can choose spring or autumn.


Spring (March-May)
Spring is a perfect time to trek and summit Mera Peak. The temperature is very favorable, and the blooming flowers, especially rhododendrons, will delight your heart. The first few weeks of March are a little cold due to the recent winter, and there is a chance of rain in late May.

Temperature: -15°C to 10°C

 

Summer/Monsoon (June-August)
The summer season in Nepal coincides with the Monsoon. So, the trails will be wet and slippery. Because of the clouds, you might not get clear views of the glorious mountains. Due to these difficulties, we do not conduct Mera Peak Climb during the summer. If you are determined to climb, you need to wait for autumn or at least late August to climb Mera Peak.

Temperature: 3°C to 16°C

 

Autumn (September - November)
This is a perfect time to climb Mera Peak. The temperature is just right, there is almost no rainfall, the forests are lush and green, the pastures look glorious, and you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the snow peaks. There might be little rain during the first few days, and late November might bring some snow.

Temperature: -11°C to 12°C

 

Winter Season (December-February)
The high altitude in the trek region is covered with snow. The path is icy and slippery, and the temperatures are frigid. For the safety of our valuable clients, we do not conduct Mera Peak Climbing during winter. However, early December and late February treks can be feasible. 

Temperature: -20°C to -4°C

 

The temperature in the high Himalayas is unpredictable and changes rapidly.

Acclimatization

We have designed the itinerary to help you acclimatize on your way to Mera Peak. At Khare (5,045m/16,486ft), you will be acclimatizing for the entire day. On this day, your climbing guide will teach you how to use your climbing gear and equipment. You are also free to reach a nearby hill and enjoy the views.

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is common among mountaineers. As you go up, there is less oxygen in the air, and the higher you go, the lesser the oxygen in the air. Altitude sickness is common among mountaineers and can strike anyone as they elevate.

Our Sherpas/guides are well trained, experienced, and prepared to prevent and handle altitude sickness.

To handle altitude sickness, you need to be aware of its symptoms. Here are some mild symptoms of altitude sickness.

  • Slight headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Upset stomach
  • Swelling
  • Tiredness and dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue

As soon as you become aware of these symptoms, tell your guide (Sherpa), and they will suggest ways to handle your situation. You might need to rest, walk at your own pace, or use Diamox.

For severe altitude sickness, here are the symptoms.

  • Severe headache
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Irrational behavior
  • Confusion or lack of coordination with group members
  • Breathlessness even after enough resting
  • Frequent vomiting
  • A rapid increase in a heartbeat 
  • Problems in vision
  • Irritable cough or persistent cough
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • These symptoms develop very soon if the mild altitude sickness is left untreated

If you feel these symptoms, tell your guide immediately. In such situations, a Sherpa or two will support and accompany you to lower elevations immediately. It is important to avoid potentially life-threatening conditions like HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) and HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema). 

In HAPE, body fluid collects in the lung, and during HACE, body fluid collects in the brain. HAPE and HACE are both extremely serious and require medical treatment.

Discovery World Trekking pays enough attention to avoiding altitude sickness. Our professional guides/Sherpas are trained to handle altitude-related situations. We also follow the golden rule of trekking -climb high and sleep low. 

Due to the nature of this climb, adequate travel insurance is compulsory, and your insurance must cover heli-rescue and evacuation costs in addition to medical treatment costs.

Our company is not involved in selling insurance policies, but we can recommend insurance companies based on our previous clients' experiences.

Extra Personal Expenses

Mera Peak Climb package covers most expenses during the trip. However, it does not cover all the costs. So, you need to bring spending money for various expenses such as meals and accommodations in Kathmandu, travel insurance purchases, visa fees, snacks, hot (tea/coffee), cold and alcoholic drinks, tips, souvenirs, and other expenses. We recommend you bring cash (major currencies) that you can easily exchange with Nepali currency. You might need to spend USD 10 to 20 each trekking day.

Travel Insurance

Mera Peak Climbing is strenuous and comes with the risks of high altitude climbing, such as potential altitude sickness and other unforeseen events.

Travel insurance for Mera Peak is compulsory for all trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate before starting the trip. Your insurance policy must cover medical expenses and emergency repatriation, including helicopter evacuation expenses up to the highest trek altitude.

If you need, we can recommend insurance companies, but we do not sell insurance policies. 

Please send us your insurance details and other necessary documents within a week of booking the trip. In emergencies, we will use your insurance policy and informational documents to arrange a quick rescue operation and transfer you to treatment centers.

Call your insurance provider and ensure that your policy includes heli-rescue and evacuation up to the highest trek point (6,500m) in addition to treatment costs. Do not just rely on what insurance companies say on their website.

Passport and Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. However, citizens from most countries are eligible for an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport and other immigration checkpoints along Nepal-India and Nepal-Tibet borders.

For a visa application, you need a passport with at least six months of validity, a passport-size photo, and visa fees. Currently, for a 30-day stay, you will require USD 50. 

SAARC (Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) country citizens and Chinese citizens are eligible for a free visa. However, there are some restrictions. 

Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan may not receive an on-arrival visa. If you are a citizen of these countries, you should contact your local embassy.

Nepal government can change visa rules without notice, so for the latest information, please visit - https://www.immigration.gov.np/.

Money Exchange

The local currency is Nepali Rupee (NPR/RS)

(1 USD = ~ Rs.130 NPR).

You can easily exchange most foreign currencies at local banks and legitimate money exchanges all over Kathmandu. Some hotels also exchange small amounts of foreign currencies.

Authorized money exchanges display their ongoing rates publicly. So you do not need to worry about the rates.

If you have Indian Rupees (INR), only INR notes of 500 and 1,000 are legal in Nepal.

Though traveler's cheques are much more secure, we recommend cash exchange to avoid lengthy processes and high bank commissions. 

You can also use your ATM to withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and at Thamel itself. Most of these ATMs are open 24 hours. However, the maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you use a foreign card.

If you use money exchange facilities at banks and financial institutions, they will charge you a fee of about four percent or more, depending on the institution.

Since most established banks in Asia do not accept old, torn, or faded foreign currency, you must ensure that you have new, clean notes.

Luggage

For regular trips, we provide one porter for every two trekkers. The luggage weight limit per trekker is 9 kg. So we do not allow our porters to carry more than 18 kg of combined luggage.

You will also need to bring a small backpack for valuable things like ornaments, camera, passport, or items you will frequently use, such as a water bottle. Please bring only the essential things to the trek. You can leave your extra luggage for free at the Discovery World Trekking store for the duration of the trip. During the trip briefing (conducted either online or in person), we will recheck your luggage, equipment, and gear before starting the trip.

Mera Peak Climbing Safety

Discovery World Trekking takes care of client safety and security. Your health and safety are our utmost concern, and we plan our trips accordingly. To remain safe, we carry high-quality equipment, gear, and medical kits to face any situation. Our guides have completed extensive wilderness first aid training. 

All our trek crew members come from the remote high Himalayas, so they can easily adapt to high altitudes.

We know that altitude sickness can strike anyone, anywhere. So we have trained our crew members to handle such situations. Each team carries an oximeter to monitor blood oxygen saturation levels at high altitudes. It allows early detection of high altitude sickness.

Since high-altitude climbing comes with risks, travel insurance is compulsory, and it must cover helicopter rescue up to the highest trek altitude in addition to health care costs. In case of health emergencies, we will use your documents to arrange for a quick and safe rescue.

Electricity and water during the trip

Lodges/hotels/tea houses in trek regions have electricity and you can use it to recharge your mobile/cell and camera battery. However, you might need to pay a fee to use it. 

Similarly, you can buy packed water from en-route shops/tea houses, but some trek regions may not allow plastic bottles. So, we advise you to carry a water bottle and fill it with boiled/filtered water that you can buy from hotels/lodges/tea houses. 

For health reasons, it is also a great idea to treat water with purification pills before drinking. If you do not have purification pills, we can provide them. 

We advise you not to drink water from the rivers, taps, or wells in trek regions because water may not be potable.

Trekking Group/Single

We organize groups as well as private trips. If you have your group, you are eligible for discounts based on your group size. However, you are ineligible for group discounts for groups we form. Discovery World Trekking can handle all group sizes, and we add an assistant guide for a group of 12 or more. Each group will have a guide and a porter for every two trekkers. We provide cook and kitchen helpers for camp stays. 

Responsible Travel

We take environmental conservation seriously and know that if we do not protect our environment today, tomorrow there will be nothing left to show to the tourists. Hence, Discovery World Trekking works with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to organize eco-friendly trips that benefit travelers and local communities.

Discovery World Trekking Crew

We aim to take a maximum number of people to Mera Peak top, and for this, we conduct support activities throughout the trek/climbs. Our crew members are from the high Himalayas and can easily stay in high altitudes.

Our experienced, licensed, and trained Sherpa/guide will accompany you throughout your trip, ensuring that your trip is comfortable and successful. They will also provide you with information about the places as you visit them. Most importantly, they will teach you how to climb peaks.

We assign porters to carry your main luggage, but per trekker luggage weight limit is 9 kg. Our employees are valuable to us, so in addition to their salaries, we cover their accommodations, health care costs, meals, drinks, and other expenses. 

We try hard to keep our employees happy, as we believe only a happy person can keep others happy.

Moreover, our trek leaders have  

  • Government-authorized Trekking Guide Training Certificate
  • Fluency in speaking English and other major languages (Spanish/Japanese)
  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training Certificate
  • Rock climbing experience
  • Conservation and biodiversity training

 

Tipping

Tipping is a way to show gratitude for the quality service received. Nepali culture accepts tipping and views it as validation for good service. However, tipping is at the traveler's discretion. We advise you to tip according to the service received, the length of the trip, and the cost. It is best to trip collectively at the end of the trip/trek.

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a government-authorized, bonded trekking and touring operator in Nepal. We have been providing our services for over a decade. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). So, you can book our services with confidence.

For booking confirmation, we require 10 percent of the trip cost as an advance to confirm the trip booking. You can pay the advance using a bank transfer, western union, or online through our website. You can pay the rest of the trip cost in cash, using bank transfers, western union, or credit cards after you arrive in Kathmandu. Further, we will also email you payment details, including modes of payment.

Please send us your passport copy, passport-size photos, travel insurance policy, and flight details within a week of trip booking.

Last-minute booking

We advise booking trips in advance, but for those unable, Discovery World Trekking has a special provision in place for a last-minute booking. To take advantage of this facility, you must pay 100% of the trip cost 24 hours before the trek/trip departure date.

We do our best to operate treks/trips/expeditions at any date. However, for last-minute bookings, we are not responsible for delays due to circumstances beyond our control, such as bad weather, unavailability of lodging, air tickets, etc.

For information on last-minute bookings, call/Viber/WhatsApp us at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email info@discoveryworldtrekking.

Trip Extension

If you have a couple of days extra to spend in Nepal, we can organize fun activities for you during these days. You have several options such as sightseeing in and around Kathmandu, a Jungle safari in Chitwan, another trek, para-gliding, canoeing, rafting, etc. 

Feedback

After your trip, we will hold a farewell dinner in Kathmandu. After the dinner, we will provide you with a printed trek/expedition achievement certificate. It is also a great time to provide trip feedback, as it will help us to improve our services in the future.

USEFUL INFO

Our advice: We recommend our guests add one or two extra days to their trip to Nepal. This will ensure that you will not miss your flight back home in case of trek schedule delays. 

Sometimes, flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu may get delayed due to unavoidable circumstances like heavy air traffic or bad weather.

If you urgently need to travel back to Kathmandu, you can hire a helicopter, but the cost is about USD 500 to 1000, depending on demand. However, if you have a few days as a cushion, during this time, you can take part in activities like the Kathmandu Valley tour, Chitwan jungle safari, canoeing, rafting, etc.

Please note: The Mera Peak Climb includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu, but we can change the dates at your request. So, please review your trip departure date, and if the date is not convenient for you, we can reschedule your trip to suit your timings. 

The itinerary listed above is a general guideline. In case of circumstances beyond our control, such as unstable weather, inaccessibility, unavailability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental decrees, and bad trail conditions, the itinerary may require changes.

It is highly unlikely that significant changes to the original itinerary will occur. However, you cannot hold us accountable for the delays or circumstances that may arise from such delays. If itinerary adjustment or the need to redirect to other trails and areas is required, your guide will decide on the best rerouting after consulting with group members. 

Trip Departure Dates

Note to solo travelers:

If you are a solo traveler, please reach out to us via call/WhatsApp/Viber at +977-9840055491 or email [email protected] before booking the trip to confirm the departure date.

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