Rishiram Bhandari

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Kathmandu Nepal

Mera peak climbing in Nepal - 18 days

Mera peak climbing is one of the easier and quickest mountain for climbing in Nepal. It is an enchanting peak that stands at an elevation of 6476m. Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal making it a more popular choice for adventurers in Nepal.  Due to its location it offers impressive vistas from its summit on all the nearby 8000m giants like: Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyo, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Kanchenjunga as well as several other stunningly beautiful 6000m and 7000m peaks such as Mt. Baruntse and Mt. Ama Dablam.

Since Mera is below 6500m it requires a very short acclimatization period. The trek to Mera is sufficient for acclimatization and by the time you reach the base camp you will be ready for the climb. For this reason it is not necessary to establish a permanent base camp facility for an extended period of time. The climb starts with the classic and spectacular mountain flight to Lukla. Following that is 11 days trek to the climbing camp through the stunning Hinku valley. The standard climbing route itself, although somewhat strenuous is not technically difficult making it an ideal beginner climb.

The climbing history of this peak is closely connected with the big names of early Himalayan explorers such as Sir Edmund Hillary, Eric Shipton and George Lowe, who formed part of a British expedition that explored the area in the early 50’s. The first ascent was achieved on May 20, 1953 by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing.

Mera Climbing Route & Best Time

The standard route of Mera peak climbing in Nepal is via the North face, it is relatively even for beginner climbers. It is a nice way to experience an expedition in Nepal. This north face climbing route involves crossing a high altitude glacier which means that snow conditions are crucial for safety and a chance for a successful summit. The summit day is long and strenuous; hence a high level of fitness is required for a safe and successful ascent. September-December & March to June is the best climbing periods to climb. Due to its long climbing season, relatively easy route and spectacular scenery from its summit, Mera Peak is a very popular objective for many commercial expeditions in Nepal. At the same time due to its remoteness a Mera peak expedition offers a relatively private climbing experience in Nepal.

Spring (March, April, May) and autumn (September, October November) are the most favorable seasons for Mera peak climbing Nepal. We may operate the trip even in winter season if some climbers are interested in taking on that challenge. After a 35 minute mountain flight you will arrive in Lukla. The following day you will begin trekking to Mera Peak via the Hinku valley. Most of the time Satori Adventures will go directly up to high camp at Khare, however we also established Mera La base camp at an elevation of 5400 meters for those climbers who do not have previous experience or could not move faster for some reason.

Why to climb with Satori Adventures?

Satori Adventures organizes a climbing training course which covers various aspects of climbing techniques and skills, glacier travel, ascending and descending fixed rope to ensure that our clients have the necessary climbing skills and confidence before setting out for the Himalayan adventure. Mera high camps are usually fixed at an elevation of 5800 meters behind a large vertical rock wall. The summit day starts early in morning around 1:00-2:00AM. Satori Adventures has a 95% of summit success rate on this peak and we ensure 100% safe practices from our staff. The mera peak climbing cost offering by Satori is very competitive in the mountaineering business with nominal service charge. Our professional climbing team can modify the Mera peak climbing itinerary if necessary to change according to the field situation. The summit plan and practice tends to the pre-given itinerary but if necessary it can be changed.

Facts of the Trip

Highest access: (6,476m/ 21,247ft)

First Ascent: May 20, 1953 by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing

Duration: 18 Days

Group Size: 02-10 People per group

Co-ordinates: 27°46'27''N / 86°54'40''E

Location: Khumbu region

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)

Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)

Grade: Peu Difficil (PD)

Accommodation: Tourist standard to five stars as requested

Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during Driving and climbing period

Transportation: Car, Jeep, Flight

Best season: Spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)

Major Activity: trekking/climbing

Include Activity: Scenic flight to Lukla

Culture: Sherpa and Tamang

Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping

Climbing route: Southeast and Northwest

Himalayan sights: Mt. Makalu, Mt. Baruntse

Route Map:

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Autumn Itinerary

Itinerary Details of Mera peak climbing

25 Oct/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to a hotel in Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft).

26 Oct/Day 02: reparation, briefings at departments of tourism. Last minute shopping.

27 Oct/Day 03: Morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla(2800m/9,186ft) 35mins.The rest of the day is spent in Lukla for acclimatization. Lodge accommodation.

28 Oct/Day 04: Trek from Lukla to Chutanga(3050m/10,006ft) 4hrs. Lodge accommodation.

29 Oct/Day 05: Trek from Chutanga to Thuli Kharka (Chatra-La) (3900m/12,597ft) 7hrs you trek via the Zatrawa La Pass (4610m/15,125ft.) and down climb to Khartitang at (3900m). Overnight accommodation at tea house.

30 Oct/Day 06: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe (4095m/13435ft-05hrs.) overnight at tea house accommodation.

31 Oct/Day 07: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4350m/14,272ft) 4 hrs. You will enjoy fantastic views of the south face of Mera peak throughout the day.

01 Nov/Day 08: Rest and acclimatization day at Thangnak(4,350m/14,272ft). IHere you will visit Sabal Tsho Lake and take an acclimatization hike to a large cairn at (5271m) on the flank of Kusum Kangguru peak (6367m).

02 Nov/Day 09: Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5,045m) 3.5 hrs.

03 Nov/Day 10: Trek and climb from Khare to high camp (5,780m/18,963ft) 6hrs.Camping accommodation

04-05 Nov/D11-12: Summit Day. Mera High Camp to Summit and return to Khare(6476m/21,246ft). 11-13 hrs.

06 Nov/Day 12: Trek from Khare to Kothe (3600m/11,811ft) 5hrs.

07 Nov/Day 13: Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka(3900m/12,597ft) 5hrs.

08 Nov/Day 14: Thuli Kharka to Lukla(2800m/9,186ft) via Zatrwa La Pass(4610m/15,125ft) 9 hrs. This is your last evening in the mountains; it would be an ideal opportunity for a farewell party with our staff.

09 Nov/Day 15: Fly 35minutes from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft) 35mins.Transfer to hotel.

10 Nov/Day 16: Leisure day & shopping in Kathmandu;Farewell celebration dinner with culture program in the evening.

11 Nov/Day 17: Transfer to the airport for final departure

Spring Itinerary

Itinerary Details of Mera peak climbing

12 Apr/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to a hotel in Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft).

13 Apr/Day 02:reparation, briefings at departments of tourism. Last minute shopping.

14 Apr/Day 03:Morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla(2800m/9,186ft) 35mins.The rest of the day is spent in Lukla for acclimatization. Lodge accommodation.

15 Apr/Day 04:Trek from Lukla to Chutanga(3050m/10,006ft) 4hrs. Lodge accommodation.

16 Apr/Day 05: Trek from Chutanga to Thuli Kharka (Chatra-La) (3900m/12,597ft) 7hrs you trek via the Zatrawa La Pass (4610m/15,125ft.) and down climb to Khartitang at (3900m). Overnight accommodation at tea house.

17 Apr/Day 06: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe (4095m/13435ft-05hrs.) overnight at tea house accommodation.

18 ApriDay 07: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4350m/14,272ft) 4 hrs. You will enjoy fantastic views of the south face of Mera peak throughout the day.

19 Apr/Day 08: Rest and acclimatization day at Thangnak(4,350m/14,272ft). IHere you will visit Sabal Tsho Lake and take an acclimatization hike to a large cairn at (5271m) on the flank of Kusum Kangguru peak (6367m).

20 Apr/Day 09: Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5,045m) 3.5 hrs.

21 Apr/Day 10:Trek and climb from Khare to high camp (5,780m/18,963ft) 6hrs.Camping accommodation

22-23Apr/D11-12: Summit Day. Mera High Camp to Summit and return to Khare(6476m/21,246ft). 11-13 hrs.

24 Apr/Day 12: Trek from Khare to Kothe (3600m/11,811ft) 5hrs.

25 April/Day 13: Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka(3900m/12,597ft) 5hrs.

26 Apr/Day 14: Thuli Kharka to Lukla(2800m/9,186ft) via Zatrwa La Pass(4610m/15,125ft) 9 hrs. This is your last evening in the mountains; it would be an ideal opportunity for a farewell party with our staff.

27 Apr/Day 15:Fly 35minutes from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft) 35mins.Transfer to hotel.

28 Apr/Day 16: Leisure day & shopping in Kathmandu;Farewell celebration dinner with culture program in the evening.

29 Apr/Day 17: Transfer to the airport for final departure

Trip cost

Satori Adventures has not able to include the cost of each package in the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Satori Adventures has not included the price in the trekking and mountaineering package.  To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have decided to clarify our customers that due to following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

Please feel free to contact Satori Adventures for any information about in your selected package.

Cost Info

Full Board:

For full board clients we provide a personal tent and food, which will be prepared by their climbing Sherpa. We provide UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between ABC and high camps.

We provide a personal climbing Sherpa guide each group(2:1 ratio) to help the clients reach the summit. The secret of success on ls and is a strong and experienced climbing Sherpa. No matter how good and experienced the climber, it is a long slog. Personal climbing Sherpas will set up camp. They will also carry food provisions, fuel and assist the client on the summit day.

Full Board Service Cost (Includes):

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flights as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the international airport by a Satori Adventure representative during your arrival and departure flights in Kathmandu.
  • 4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B basis. Client will request accommodation quality
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Flight tickets from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu to all the climbing members&Sherpa guide.
  • All trekking and mountaineering equipment available at advanced base camp.
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at base camp.
  • 3 meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee available in the tea house/hotel/lodge during the trekking.
  • 3 fresh meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at base camp.
  • 20kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period to base camp. Loads will be carried by porters.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
  • Trekking permit (Makalu Barun national park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit of Nepal government to climb Mera peak (6476M/21,247ft).
  • Nepalese government royalty and fees.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staff in trekking and climbing period.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for, chefs &kitchen assistants.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients with the cost of $3USD per minute call.
  • 2 expedition members will have 1, V25 North face 4 season tent available in the ABC.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
  • EPI gas and cooking stove above the base camp.
  • Solar panels for light and battery charger.
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude staff.
  • Assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • Trekking and climbing map of Mera Peak peak.
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp (Cargo to Lukla and then by porter/yaks to base camp).
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation.
  • Visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Satori Adventures t-shirt/pashmina, broacher.

Full board service Cost (Excludes):

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and internet.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescues, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (we have on arrival visa service for most of the tourist travelers
  • Wake talkies and Filming permit.
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
How to Book?

How to book holiday trip in Nepal?

Satori Adventures and Expedition aims at giving proper information to many travelers, trekkers and climbers who have some confusion regarding the booking process of the trip in Nepal.Satori Adventures therefore desires to provide guideline for the first-time visitors or travelers so that they can comfortably start the process to book the selected package legally. Before starting the booking process we always advise our trekkers, travelers and climbers to intelligently check whether the company is genuine and whether they are fully safe to travel in the company’s guidance. We ask them to be acquainted with the company they want book their holiday trip with. Is the company genuine and authorized from Government of Nepal, Office of the Company Registrar, Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal Rastra Bank ‒Central Bank of Nepal (authorized for foreign currency), Permanent Account Number(PAN), and the Department of Cottage & Small Industries).Are they financially secured and environmentally conscious? We advise them to make sure about these formalities because there are some companies in Nepal that have been running business without abiding by the rules and regulation of the Government. Some companies were once registered but by now their licenses have already been expired and yet they have providing the services illegally.

On many occasions, Government of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal have found that many foreigners’ tour operators, NGOs and INGOs have been involved in directly operating tours, trekking, and mountaineering holiday adventures without having government license and abiding by the Government rules. It has been also found that many individuals, freelance guides and porters have been arranging trips illegally by creating their own personal website. We have observed that many trekkers and climbers face a host of problems once they arrive in Kathmandu as they lack adequate information.Many of them file complaints to Government of Nepal and Trekking Agency Association of Nepal for legal action such as the refund of the advanced payment. There is hardly any justice given to the cheated clients. Thus, so as to prevent all these probable problems we request our travelers to check the company before booking any trip to the Himalayas.

To conform and process your trip booking please follow these suggestions:

Please kindly submitTrip Booking Formwhen you confirm the trip with us. It will be easy for us to process for your trip conformation and prepare all legal processes and permit for the trip. If you have any query, always feel free to contact us at any time. We always want to make sure our clients are well informed before conforming the trip. You are always advised to visit our website and related package for further information.

   

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