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Mera Peak Climbing -19 Days

Destination Nepal
Activity Peak Climbing In Nepal
Duration 19 Days
TRIP CODE DWTTK003
GRADE Strenuous

About the Trip

Mera Peak (6654m), the highest Nepal's permitted trekking peak, through an unspoilt region of the Hinku and Hongu valleys is the perfect destinations that rewards a real mountaineering adventure with spectacular scenery and ultimately one of the finest viewpoints of five of the world’s highest 8,000m mountains on the universe.

Overview

Scaling Mera peak at 6,654m, rising to the south of Everest and dominating the watershed in the wilderness valleys of the Hinku and Hongu, is officially the highest Nepal’s permitted trekking Peak. The most rewarding aspect of a trip to Mera through highland, densely forested valleys of  the Hinku and Hongu into the little- visited and yet unspoilt region of Nepal Himalayas is the perfect destination to view several spectacular natural landscapes and breathtaking mountains. 
 
Mera, encompassing five of the world’s highest 8,000m mountains has been one of the most sought Nepal’s climbing peaks,  was the first ascent by J.O.M. Roberts and Sen Tenzing in May 1953, by following now the same standard route from the Mera La. The ascent to Mera using the standard route from Mera La is technically straightforward, although it requires the crossing of high and difficult passes, can be long and demanding,  especially in the event of a heavy snow fall and open maze of crevasses. 
 
We begin the trekking journey to the southeast after flying into the mountain airstrip of Lukla, through forest, crossing several cascading streams with an exploration of the wonderful valley.  The path into the rocked , rocky ridge traverses  slowly  ensure proper acclimatization, rising gently to the Zatrwa La Pass, marked by mani and chorten.  After traversing for a while, the trial descends steeply through dense forest to the river,  following the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka.  It is well worth spending an extra day at kharka, surrounded by superb peaks and beautiful glacial lake.  For better preparation to reach the summit of Mera, our climbing guide conducts training  to practice skills, techniques,  and proper way of using crampons, rope, harness and ice axes  etc. for glacial travel during the rest day to boost confidence to climbers before climbing the summit.   At high camp,  we are greeted by  the most glorious  viewpoints in Nepal, with panorama of Everest, Makalu and the Nuptse, Lhotse wall directly ahead. The mountain vistas from the top of Mera Peak is just magnificent . We climb the peak and descend back on the same day and arrive at Lukla via the same route for our flight back to Kathmandu.
 
While trekking through the trials of Mera, we get an opportunity to pass through the untouched forest of the Hinku Valley that offers the mesmerizing natural beauty and the mountain vistas, whereas the summit of Mera  Peak  rewards one of the finest viewpoints in Nepal.

Day to Day Itinerary

day 1
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu
day 2
A full day of sightseeing around The Kathmandu Valley region with your DWT tour guide.
day 3
Fly(35 mins) to Lukla (2850 m) then trek(3 hrs) to Chutanga (3050 m). Stay overnight at lodge.
day 4
Acclimatization at Chutanga. Stay overnight at lodge.
day 5
Trek(6 hrs) to Tuli kharka (4300 m). Stay overnight at lodge.
day 6
Trek (6-7 hrs) to Kotte (3600m). Stay overnight at lodge.
day 7
Trek (5 hrs) to Tangnag (4350 m). Stay overnight at lodge.
day 8
Acclimatization day at Thangnag. Stay overnight at lodge.
day 9
Trek (6 hrs) to Khare (5000 m). Stay overnight at lodge.
day 10
Practice day at Khare for climbing. Stay overnight at lodge.
day 11
Trek(4 hrs) to Mera La (5415m). Stay overnight at Tented camp.
day 12
Trek (3 hrs) to Mera High Camp (5750 m). Stay overnight at Tented camp.
day 13
Summit Mera Peak (6-7 hrs) (6654 m) and trek back to Khare. Stay overnight at lodge.
day 14
Additional day for bad weather. Stay overnight at lodge.
day 15
Additional day for bad weather. Stay overnight at lodge.
day 16
Trek (5 hrs) to Thuli Kharka, Stay overnight at lodge.
day 17
Trek (6-7 hrs) to Lukla. Stay overnight at lodge,
day 18
Fly(35 mins) from Lukla – Kathmandu. Stay overnight at Hotel.
day 19
Departure day to your home country.

What is Included?

  • Airport and hotel transfer with private transportation.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight and airport departure taxes
  • Tea house, lodge accommodation/ tents during climbing in twin sharing basis. Including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Group gears and supplies (ropes, ice screws, snow bars).
  • All Camping Equipment (kitchen tent, dinning tent, toilet tent ,table, chair and kitchen utensils)
  • Government License holder Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trekking / Climbing leader, cook, and porters to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers: 1 porter) max load 20 kg per porter.
  • Coverage of guides and porter’s meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment.
  • Permits for Mera Peak climbing.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit fee & TIMS Card.
  • Garbage Deposit.
  • Medical kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets.
  • Catering extra dietary requirements.
  • All government and Local taxes.
  • We use pulse oximeter on our clients everyday during the trekking for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitudes as it is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
  • Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful Trek/Expedtion.
  • Farewell Dinner.

What is Excluded?

  • International Flight.
  • Accommodation 3 meals (breakfast, meal and dinner) in Kathmandu.
  • All Personal Expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, bar bills, beverages, snacks.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Extra shower fees at lodges along the trail, battery re-charge fees, and incidental expenses along the trail.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters.
  • weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.

FAQ’s

Trip Grading

Unquestionably Nepal is renowned as best destinations for novice and adventures lovers. Thus, various popular destinations in the world are situated in Nepal available for trekking in the Himalayan for the trekkers all across the world. Trekking in Nepal can easily be achieved by the all levels of trekkers who have strong desire and determination. We are familiar with the fact that trekking demands different level of physical fitness, efforts and even acclimatization or rest day based on the level of trekking nature. We ensure that our trip grading would be a great idea or method for our valued guests while choosing an appropriate trek package that is suited perfectly to your capabilities and present health condition. It is advised that people who are suffering from the diseases like cardiac or respiratory problem have to consult with doctor before deciding to do trek in Nepal. However, in the context of Nepal trekking, it is difficult task to determine the trip grade preciously due to trek has not made different from one place to another only the elevation of place that has significant role in its trip grading but also the other contributory factors needs to be concerned well. The given below contributory factors need to be considered in determination of trek grading.

  • Average elevation (height) of the trek.
  • Trekking routes features or conditions
  • Total duration of trek and average walking per day in trek.
  • Backpacking level.
  • Temperature range based on climate and weather conditions
  • Acclimatization or rest day.
  • General level of comfort, remoteness as well as level of service.

Grade: Easy

This grade trekking consists of elevation below 3000m. This type of trekking involves short duration at lower altitude along with several ways of ascent and descent trials. Previous experience does not require at this level of trekking. Thus, any age group can adjoin who is in good health, physical fit and can walk at least 4 to 5 hrs per day in the plain place. Discovery World Trekking has designed easy grade trek in which you can assign Nagarkot Trek, Ghorepani trek , Sarankot trek and Langtang trek .

Grade: Moderate

This moderate level of trekking covers at an altitude between above 2000m to 3500m below. No previous hiking experience is required however trekking demands well fitness of physical conditions and duration of days involve both shorter and longer to complete overall trek. Trekkers need walking at least 5 to 6 hrs capabilities with longer ascent and descent trails through the involvement of some rough routes conditions. Discovery World Trekking has typical holiday package at moderate grade trek are Annapurna base camp trek, Muktinath trek and Ganesh himal trek (Ruby valley trek), Langtang trek, Tamang heritage trek etc.

Grade: Difficult

This level of trekking involves an altitude of above 3000m to 4500m below. Trekkers need to walk for 6-7 hrs daily at cross steep hilly terrain, rough round, some backpacking and high passes on some routes with daily ascent and descent. Trekking in the remote environment might be possibility of facing altitude problem in the higher elevation. Physical fitness is essential along with hill walking experience to enjoy trekking. Everest Base camp trek, Gokyo via Everest base camp trek, Gosainkunda trek, Helambu trek etc.

Grade: Strenuous

In this type of trekking at least 6-7 hrs per day walking require at high altitude with daily ascent and descent. The altitude of strenuous grade trek ranges between 4600m to 5600m. Altitude sickness problem is likely to happen at any time therefore high level of both mentally and physically fitness as well as stamina is considered to enjoy in such type of trip. Acclimatization or rest day is essential to adjust with low level of oxygen environment. Previous trekking experience is added as an asset that trek passes through the remote, wild environment with extreme weather condition and snow covered route. Discovery World Trekking has prepared typically one of the best trekking holiday packages including Everest via Kalapathar, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu trek, Makalu trek, Kanchanjunga trek etc.

Grade:  challenging

Altitude remains around 6000m at this level of trekking. Trek might be longer enough in the remote pace and highly mountains. This challenging grade trek is limited which demands an excellent level of personal experience, physically fitness and stamina as walking day is supposed to be 7 to 8 hrs with ascent and descent. Trek involves the pass crossing the snow covered glaciers, ice and need to climb up to small peak. Trekkers therefore require basic climbing skills. This type of trekking ultimately joins with peak climbing. Discovery World Trekking challenging grade trek are Everest base camp trek via Island peak, Everest base camp trek via Mera peak etc.

Altitude, and Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness refers to the less oxygen pressure of air in the surrounding atmosphere as increase in an elevation.  It is also called mountain sickness or acute mountain sickness (AMS).

Generally, Altitude sickness is likely to happen anyone during the course of trying to accomplish adventure trips an above the height of 3500 m.  Symptoms may vary even person to person. However, it is preventable and cured immediately if the common symptoms take seriously and take action for treating them well on time. Stages of altitude sickness has described below in details.

The common or mild symptoms of Altitude Sickness

  • slightly headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Upset stomach
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling
  • Fatigue

These above common altitude sickness affects slightly in human body. It indicates warning sign that you are at the risk of developing serious altitude sickness. Walking slowly in ascending way and manage rest time in high altitude for body adaptation with environment   is primarily a great method to reduce the problem of common altitude sickness. 

Symptoms of severe altitude sickness

Symptoms of severe altitude sickness develop soon after the common altitude sickness left untreated. 

  • Severe headache
  • Frequently vomiting
  • Rapidly increase heart rate
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Irrational behavior
  • Breathlessness even after enough resting
  • Problem in vision
  • Confusion or lack of coordination with group member
  • Irritable cough or persistent cough

Severe altitude sickness symptoms are a worse condition; people do not try to go up unless a symptom is improved. Descending immediately from higher elevation is primary treatment because it may be potentially a life threatening which will later in result to developing HACE and HAPE. HAPE stands for high altitude pulmonary edema which causes fluid enter into the lung and HAPE refers to high altitude cerebral edema which leads to fluid collects in the brain.

Discovery World Trekking in the higher altitude treks has been providing acclimatization or rest day for proper adaptation of body with exiting atmosphere. Our professional guides are specialized in altitude related situations they do great your care of safety and use the technique of “high climb and sleep low” during the trek in higher altitude. Main cause of altitude sickness is hiking too fast each day at ascending way without taking rest throughout the day. Thus, you could notice each of our itineraries allow maximum 4 to 6 hours walking per day along with adequate rest time across the trail at the higher elevation.

Please consider that some people are more vulnerable than other. Thus it is advised that each of individual clients needs to purchase mandatorily travel insurance policy along with inclusive of higher elevation rescue and evacuation coverage before deciding to mark on any trips.  Please keep in mind that we are not insurance policy seller and do not conduct this as a business. We need this to make an ease in rescue operation during the difficult conditions happened in the remote areas where rescue operation is accessible only through the helicopter charter.

Your insurance coverage policy details will also be with us. We will proceed step by step process in case of immediate rescue operation to save your life from any emergency case facing while you are you in any corner of the Himalaya through your insurance purchase coverage.

Trekking equipments and packing lists

We advise to consider below  included essential trekking equipments and packing lists in details which are prepared by focusing on tea house trekking, camping trekking and home stay trekking  in order to arrange  comfort and enjoyable  your holiday. We never recommend our valued clients to bring over equipments which are unnecessary for the trek.  Porter help carrying luggage has weight limit and not allow over 20 kg in trek.  The equipments are also available in Kathmandu for acquiring or hiring. Trekking equipments and packing lists have included everything essential for trekking.

Head

  • Sun hat or Baseball hat ( to protect face skin from sunlight during the trek)
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

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


Hands

  • Light weight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves


Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Light weight cotton pants
  • T- shirts ( bring Light weight wool)
  • Underwear
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Water proof jacket and pants


Foot wear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks ( Take a extra pairs of thick light socks)


Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag  (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)
  • Sleeping Pad ( For camping trek)
  • Tent ( only for camping trek)
  • Cooking and eating utensils ( only for camping trek)
  • Toiletries ( toilet papers,  tooth paste, tooth brush, )


Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Tooth brush
  • Tooth paste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Bio degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror


Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Trekking with Children and Family

You do not need to leave children at home to enjoy a trek in Nepal! A tour with children along will definitively be a different experience from a tour without children. That said, trekking with your children can be just as enjoyable and even more culturally rewarding. Discovery World Trekking has much experience with children on our treks and we have safety and well-being as the highest priority.  We have found that children really open up social situations as they have fewer reservations to interact and they enable easy, meaningful connections with the local people and thoughtful cultural exchange.

We would be honored to cater to your needs to enable bring your family to trek along the enchanting trails of Nepal. With children aboard we pay particular attention to food, lodging, trail activities, and other day-to-day aspects of trekking that are suitable for all. Flexibility in the itinerary is particularly important when traveling with children to cover contingencies and hiking rate. The pace of a trek is usually slower than the pace of adults, but that time can be used with other activities including photography, bird-watching, and many other things along the way. Like nearly everything in life as a parent, there will be new challenges with new insights, and many stories to tell to family and friends back home.

Discovery World Trekking looks forward to organizing a family trek for you!

Needed Essential Documents

We request the following in order to arrange permits and documents:

  • A copy of your passport and travel/health insurance documents with contact details, three passport size photos.
  • Please have a notepad and pen handy in order to note information regarding the upcoming trek/tour.


Additionally, we recommend that you maintain a separate photocopy of all important documents including traveler’s cheques and bank/ATM card contact numbers, international flight tickets, emergency contact numbers.

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