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Mera Peak Adventure - 20 Days

Mera Peak (6654m) is the highest permitted climbing peaks located in the Everest region of Nepal.

Tantalizingly standing to the south of the mighty Everest (8848m), the Mera Peak (6654m) is the highest permitted trekking peak in Nepal. The peak dominates the watershed between the heavily wooded valley of Hinku and Hongu Drangkas. First conquered jointly by James Owen Merion Roberts (England) and Sen Tenzing (Nepal), on 20 May 1953, the Mera Peak has since then lured many mountain aspirants to try its summit. About 700 foreigners scale Mera peak each year.

Mera Peak Climbing is a moderately challenging venture. There are many routes to the peak, but all of them are fairly difficult. For the novice climbers, this mission offers a thrilling opportunity to try some Himalayan rock and ice. The ascent is not that technical as such but one needs good adaptation to the soaring altitudes and some basic know-how of the climbing equipments, including ice axe and crampons.

“Slow and steady”, is the name of the game. As usual, to gain successful ascent, we head up slowly to the base camp which gives us plenty of time to be properly acclimatized. After attaining the summit, the trail crosses the Mingbo La Pass/ Tashi Lapcha (5871m) and gradually descends to the classic Everest route towards Chhokung.  Thus, we conclude this thrilling expedition at Lukla.

Climbing this peak requires a special permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

 

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Tribhuwan Int'l Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

[Overnight at hotel on BB basis]

 

 

 




Pashupatinath Temple, the most revered Hindu shrine located in Kathmandu, Nepal.Day 02 :  Kathmandu city sightseeing (1400m)

[Overnight at hotel on BB basis]


 

 





Lukla Airport, Everest Region, Nepal.Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) & trek from Lukla to Chutok (2800 m/3 hours)

[Overnight at tented camp/ B, L, D included]








Chutok, a small settlement in the Everest region of Nepal.Day 04: Trek from Chutok to Pangkongma (2950 m/ 6 hours)

[Overnight at tented camp/ B, L, D included]









Pangkongma, a hamlet in the Everest region of Nepal.Day 05: Trek from Pangkongma to Kurke (3800m/ 5 hours) 

[Overnight at tented camp/ B, L, D included]
 








Thuli Kharka, Everest Region, Nepal.Day 06: Trek from Kurke to Thuli Kharka (4200m/ 6 hours)

[Overnight at tented camp/ B, L, D included]


 






Khothey, a village in the Everest region of Nepal.Day 07: Trek from Thuli Kharka to Khothey (3600 m/ 5 hours)

[Overnight at tented camp/ B, L, D included]


 






Tangnag, a small hamlet in the Everest region of Nepal, with a moderate number of tea-houses.Day 08: Trek from Khothey to Tangnag (4350m/ 6 hours)

[Overnight at tented camp/ B, L, D included]


 






Tangnag, a small hamlet in the Everest region of Nepal, with a moderate number of tea-houses.Day 09: Rest day at Tangnag [Hike to the Charpate Himal Glacier  (4350m ) and back to Tangnag. 5-6 hours of total trek

[Overnight at tented camp/ B, L, D included]






 

Khare, a beautiful camping spot in the Everest region of Nepal that offers stunning views of Mera Peak (6654m).Day 10: Trek from Tangnag to Khare (4900m/4 hours)

[Overnight at tented camp/ B, L, D included]

 

 






Mera La Pass (5415m), one of the high elevation passes in the Everest region of Nepal. Where we can enjoy the truly spectacular scenery: including our first glimpse of a 7000m peak.Day 11: Trek from Khare to  Mera Peak Base Camp (5300m) via Mera La (5415m) / Total trekking hours / 5 hrs

[Overnight at tented camp/ B, L, D included]

 

 


 


Mera Peak High Camp (5800m), in the Everest region of Nepal offers you the excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse.Day 12: Trek from Mera Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5800m/ 5 hours)[Overnight at tented camp/ B, L, D included]


 







Mera Peak (6654m), one of the most frequently climbed peaks in the Everest region of Nepal.Day 13: Trek from High Camp to the summit of Mera Peak (6654m) and back to Khare ( Total trekking hours/ 10 hrs)

[Overnight at tented camp/ B, L, D included]







Khare, a beautiful camping spot in the Everest region of Nepal that offers stunning views of Mera Peak (6654m).Day 14: Extra day at Khare for unforeseen weather conditions

[In case if things don’t go as planned on day 13 and the ascent is circumvented by bad weather conditions, we will be summiting the peak on day 14. Overnight at tented camp/ B, L, D included]







Khothey, a village in the Everest region of Nepal.Day 15: Trek from Khare to Khothey (3600 m/ 6 hours)

[Overnight at tented camp/ B, L, D included]

 

 






Thuli Kharka, Everest Region, Nepal.Day 16: Trek from Khothey to Thuli Kharka (4200 m/6 hours)

[Overnight at tented camp / B, L, D included]
 

 






Lukla, a town in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal, which happens to be the starting point of most of the treks in the Everest region.Day 17: Trek from Thuli Kharka to Lukla (2804 m/7 hours)

[Overnight at tented camp/ B, L, D included]
 

 






Kathmandu, the busy and flamboyant capital city of Nepal.Day 18: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

[Overnight at hotel on BB basis]

 

 

 




Thamel, a popular spot for souvenir shopping in Kathmandu, Nepal.Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu

[Overnight at hotel on BB basis]

 

 

 




Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.Day 20: Final departure

 

                                                                                                                

 



   


 

  Important  Snippets  

The itinerary prescribed above is the standard template of the trip plan offered by Marron Treks which can be readily customized to match the guests’ preferences. However, the guests are expected to understand that the execution of the trip plan might be circumvented by an array of uncontrollable factors like bad weather, political turmoil, strikes, blockades and other unforeseen contingencies. Besides, the domestic flights in Nepal could be subjected to delays or cancellations owing to adverse weather conditions or technical glitches. It is worth mentioning that the flights cannot be operated in the condition where the visibility is less than 1600 meters. Under such abnormal circumstances, the trip plans might undergo slight or sharp alterations, taking into consideration, the best interest of the clients. Wherever the changes are made, Marron Treks cannot be held responsible for the consequences. Nevertheless, we shall endeavor our level best to make sure that the trip is carried out with respect to the original trip specifics.


The detailed itinerary for this package can be provided on request.


Accommodation

 We opt you accommodate in 3 star or 5 star hotels like Hotel Royal Singhi (3 star),  Hotel Manaslu (3 star), Radisson (5 star), Yak & Yeti (5 star) or similar throughout your stay in Kathmandu City

During the trek, you will be accommodated in a Tea House/ Lodge/Trekking Inn or tented camps, depending upon the kind of trek and the trekking region. Most of the lodges and teahouses cater good services and are equipped with modern amenities. We will endeavor to provide you the best accommodation available along the route so that you get a good night’s rest in a hygienic milieu.

 

Meals

We never compromise with the quality of food and the health of the trekkers as well as the crew members. Generally, we opt for the fresh and nutritional local community food available in the Everest Region You could make your delicious pick from an array of traditional food like Sweet Potato, Buck Wheat Barley etc. . This way, you could not only get the real sense of the local culture and life patterns but also contribute to promoting the locally available resources of organic food and beverages. Besides, a wide range of Continental, Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisines like Pizza, Spaghetti, French Fries, Soups, Breads, Masala Curry etc. are also available in the restaurants for your retreat.

 

Porter and Staff Care

When it comes to high altitude climbing, porters and staff members make up a pivot. Marron Treks ensures that all the porters, climbers and staff members going to high altitude conditions, are provided with adequate clothing and equipments.. They are the backbones to accomplish of the trek so we always supply high-altitude porters with crampons.

 

Best Months

September-December & March-May  are the best months for   Mera Peak Climbing.

 

Any Experience Required?

Climbing skill is required to summit Mera Peak.

 

Our Guides

Guides play a significant role during the trip. They are the ones who literally decipher the climbing codes for you so that you could actually connect with the nature, culture and people along the way. We have helpful and dedicated guides, who are fairly literate, multilingual speakers and are very well versed to the culture, life patterns and every single detail pertaining to the Everest region. Thus, in the company of our professional Sherpa guides, your trek becomes not only entertaining, but also equally informative.

 

Travel Insurance

Before starting your journey with Marron Treks it is advised that you arrange your travel insurance before leaving your homeland. The main thing is to make sure your insurance covers you for both medical and evacuation costs. In some places it is not necessary but it would be better if you have the travel insurance with you all the time. That would make your trip safe and hassle free.

 

A typical day on a Camp trekking/Peak climbing

Your mornings during the camp trek kicks off with an affectionate smile and a rejuvenating cup of tea served by your Sherpa friend in the warmth and comfort of your tent. A bowl of hot water will be provided to you for the cleaning up. You can then anticipate some healthy breakfast, which generally comprises of porridge, bread and eggs. Our professionally trained kitchen staffs exactly know what tickles your taste buds! Health and hygiene will also be given top priority. If you are really fussy about what you eat, you can always carry your preferred instant foods. After that energizing breakfast, we just carry our small kit bag (our porters haul the rest of the gears) and the trek commences between 7:30 to 8:00 a.m., which continues for about 3 hours before we halt for lunch. The lunch time is generally of an hour or so. Fresh food items will be bought on the way from the teahouses wherever available.  The post lunch trek usually lasts for about another 3 -4 hours and we arrive at our campsite by 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. The helpers will set up  the tent and then you will be provided hot water to freshen up. Dinner will be served by 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. and it is recommended that you turn in early for the night, so that you can have enough sleep.

On the peak climbing day, your schedule is slightly different. Your crew will wake up around 1 am to make the preparations. Breakfast and pack lunch are readied early.. You should also wake up by 3 am and get ready. After breakfast, you set on for the journey to the summit. On reaching the summit you can pause for some photography and then get back to the camp with contentment. Everything will seem so special to you today, be it a food or your mattress in the tent; because you are devilishly hungry and tired, aren't you?

 

For more queries, visit our  FAQ section or contact us directly at   marketing@marrontreks.com


Starting Price: USD XXXX (On request) on twin sharing accommodation basis.

For other special requirements or bigger group deals, kindly mail us directly at: marketing@marrontreks.com

 

 Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop services.
  • Applicable domestic airfare as per the itinerary.
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on "BB/twin sharing" basis.
  • Entrance and monumental fees during the sightseeing in Kathmandu as prescribed in the itinerary.
  • All ground transportation costs in accordance to the itinerary.
  • Tented camp accommodation on “full board” basis.
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion), duffel bag, t-shirt and cap (provided as complimentary gears).
  • A comprehensive medical kit (will be carried by the trekking guide).
  • Remunerations to the trekking crew (trekking/climbing guide, porters, kitchen staff and helpers).
  • Group climbing equipments (climbing rope, ice screw, snow bar, ice hammer, camping tents, mattresses, kitchen equipments and utensils).
  • Personal insurance for crew members.
  • All applicable tourist fees, conservation fees, "special permit" fees, TIMS fees and peak climbing royalties.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinner with live Nepalese cultural program.

 

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner expenses incurred before or after the trekking period.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (to be covered by the client's travel insurance).
  • Nepal entry visa fee – Visa can be obtained upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days costs US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days costs US $40 and $ 100 respectively. You will need a valid passport and 2 copies of your recent PP sized photos).
  • Tips to the guide, porter, driver, hotel, kitchen staffs, helpers etc. (Tipping is expected).
  • Bar bills, alcoholic drinks & beverages.
  • Excess baggage charges (luggage allowance for domestic airlines in Nepal is 20 kgs.).
  • Personal insurance and other expenses of personal nature (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc.).
  • Cost of personal trekking gears and equipments (kindly refer to our equipment lists: http://www.marrontreks.com/itinerary/203/mera-peak-adventure-20-days.html#equipment-list ).
  • Cost incurred due to the addition of extra days or change in the real course of the itinerary because of bad weather conditions, political turmoil or any other unforeseen contingencies like (but not limited to) natural calamities, accidents, illness, thefts, damages etc.
  • Garbage deposit fees (refundable).
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the 'Cost Includes' section above.

TREKKING GEARS & EQUIPMENTS

Needless to say that kitting and stuffing yourself out for an expedition is almost a herculean task which keeps you mulling and often gets you overwhelmed. But at the mercy of the renting outlets sprouting in every visible corner in Kathmandu, preparing for a climb in Nepal these has actually gotten a lot easier. Most of the heavy and expensive items are easily available on rent, so you don’t actually have to travel Nepal with a cartload of gears. We have endeavored to formulate a categorical checklist that gives you a tentative idea regarding the gears and accessories mandatory for you during the expedition. This listing below simply serves as a guideline and you can always have your own checklist. It is always preferable to pack light and the key to this is to carry the gears and accessories that have multidimensional uses.

 

  • Climbing Gears

Helmet

Ice-Hammer

Crampons

Rope

Snow-Bar

Mountaineering Boots

Ice-Axe

Ski goggles (optional)

Climbing helmet (optional)

 

 

  • CLOTHING (Core & Lower body)

Water-proof (breathable fabric) jacket, Poncho or Umbrella

Hard shell pants (breathable fabric- 1 set), preferably that zips from top and bottom which can be worn over boots without getting undressed, in case of abrupt weather changes

Fleece jacket or Pullover

Fleece windcheater jacket

Down jacket or a Down vest

T-shirts (2 – 3) and Long-sleeved shirts with collars ( 2- 3 pairs)

Nylon (cotton ought to be strictly avoided) hiking shorts ( 2- 3 pairs)

Hiking trousers- one that is detachable from the knees so that the it can be folded up as shorts ( 2- 3 pairs)

Thermal underwear as well as synthetic underwear (3 -4 each – avoid cotton)

Synthetic sport brassieres for women (2 pairs- avoid cotton)

                                                                                             

  • Head/Eyes & Hand Gears

Sun hat/cap

Woolen hat or Balaclava

Sunglasses/Goggles (preferably the one with 100% UV protection)

Liner, Synthetic or Thin wool gloves (1 -2 pair)

Warm gloves (designed to the shield the sub-zero temperatures)- 1 pair

 

  • Footwear

Trekking boots (1 pair) and spare laces

Running shoes, Sandals or Thongs (flip-flops)- 1 pair each

Hiking gaiters (1 pair) to do away the rocks, dusts and moist feet

Liner socks- preferably synthetic (3 – 4 pairs)

Heavy or wool blend socks (3 – 4 pairs)

 

  • Equipments

Backpack/Rucksack

Duffle bag (will be provided by Marron Treks as a complimentary gear and you needn't return it )

Pack cover (to protect your gears from getting wet)

Day sack/Nylon stuff sack

Sleeping Bag/ Silk liner (will be provided by Marron Treks but should be returned after the trip)

Water bottle

Good head torch along with spare batteries and bulbs

Maps, compass and a guide book

Trekking poles

 

  • Miscellaneous Bits

The items below could seem trivial, but if you don’t have them, you might just find yourself sticky and stinky, which isn’t actually good for you!


Toiletries

Quick-drying camp towel

Detergent powder/bar

Toilet paper

Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 20+) & Lip balm

Pocket knife

Sewing/Repair Kit (for tent & mattress)

Emergency kit including a whistle, waterproof match/lighter

Padlocks for bags and lodge rooms

Stuff sacks

Earplugs

Candlesticks

 

  • Medicaments

It is important that you can include the medicines prescribed by your doctor. Below is just the generic list of medications. We advice you to always consult your travel doctor as you might be resistant or allergic to some medicines 


Anesthetics (Ibuprofen/Aspirin)

Broad spectrum antibiotics tablets

Metronidazole and Antacids (for diarrohea /indigestion)

Broad spectrum ointments (Neosporin/ Clotrimazole/Gentamicin)

Antiseptic liquids (Dettol/Savlon)

Assorted band-aids

Small gauge pad

Roll of adhesive tape

Iodine tablets

 

  • Optional Carry

Nothing hard and fast about carrying the items in this list as they are not the basics. Yet, though not all, if you still manage to squeeze in some of these items on your carry, you will not regret as they might just come handy during the trek


Camera, memory card and battery charger

GPS unit Altimeters

Binoculars

Pee bottle for men (leak proof/wide mouth) & Pee funnel for women

Books and magazines

Departure Date

Marron Treks has calibrated fixed departure dates for all the Peak climbing packages. We operate group as well as individual/private treks. Please pick the most palpable date for you and book your trip now. If the dates below don’t fit your schedule, kindly contact us directly and let us know about your preference.





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