|Suitable for:||15+ years.|
|Experience:||Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 5,000m/16,400ft.|
|Fitness:||Cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without a stress.|
The Mera Peak Expedition presents an exciting opportunity for adventurers to conquer one of Nepals renowned trekking peaks. Towering at an impressive 6,476 meters (21,247 feet), Mera Peak stands as a challenging yet accessible mountain, without many technical challenges. This journey not only offers a taste of high-altitude mountaineering but also promises breathtaking panoramas and a memorable summit day with unparalleled views of the Himalayas.
Your journey begins in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, Nepals capital, nestled at an altitude of 1,400 meters (4,600 feet). After your arrival, a briefing about the upcoming expedition sets the stage for the adventure ahead. While exploring Kathmandu, you can immerse yourself in its rich culture, from bustling streets to historic temples and a diverse culinary scene. Staying hydrated and cautious with food choices is vital, as tap water is not potable, and street food can be risky. The expedition officially commences with a scenic drive to Ramechhap. From there, a short flight transports you to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region and the starting point of your trek. This journey leads you through lush forests, rhododendron groves, and alpine meadows, providing a taste of the natural beauty that Nepals trekking routes offer.
The trek to Mera Peak takes you through diverse landscapes and terrain. The challenging ascent to Zatrawala Pass at 4,550 meters (14,900 feet) rewards you with breathtaking views of majestic peaks. Accommodation at tea houses in remote settlements like Tuli Kharka and Kothe adds a touch of local hospitality to your journey. As you progress, the trek continues to higher altitudes, with Thangnak offering a perfect setting for acclimatization near a high-altitude lake. Khare becomes your base for rest and essential training in climbing techniques, ensuring your readiness for the summit push. The journey culminates with the ascent to Mera Peak Base Camp and High Camp, offering awe-inspiring views of the Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Baruntse, and Chamlang. The ultimate highlight is the climb to the summit of the trek. rom the summit of Mera Peak, youll be treated to a magnificent sight of five towering 8000-meter peaks: Mt. Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, along with Nuptse and Chamlang.
The descent retraces your steps, providing an opportunity to reflect on your achievement as you return to Khare and then continue the trek back to Kothe and Tuli Kharka. The final leg of the journey takes you from Tuli Kharka back to Lukla, marking the end of your trekking adventure. The Mera Peak Expedition offers an unforgettable blend of adventure, natural beauty, cultural immersion, and the thrill of summiting a high Himalayan peak, making it a once-in-a-lifetime experience for trekkers and mountaineers alike.
Throughout the expedition, its essential to be prepared for potential flight delays or cancellations due to weather conditions. Keeping buffer days in your travel plan offers flexibility to accommodate unforeseen circumstances, whether for extra acclimatization or exploration of Kathmandus cultural and natural attractions.
● Altitude - 1,400m/4,600ft
● Stay - Hotel | Check-in at 12:00 noon | Included in the cost
● Briefing about the expedition in the evening
● Spend a day exploring Kathmandu
● Check out of the hotel at 2:00 am in order to catch a flight from Ramechhap to Lukla.
● Kathmandu is a great place to purchase or rent trekking gear.
● Kathmandu offers diverse cuisine, from Nepali to international. Drink bottled water, as tap water isnt safe. Be careful with street food to avoid stomach problems.
Note :- Distance, Altitude and Trekking hours are approximate and rounded off
Your journey to Mera Peak begins with your arrival in the capital city of Nepal - Kathmandu. Kathmandu is quite a cultural hub and you will feel the vibrant atmosphere as soon as you arrive. The hotel check-in time is at noon, allowing you some time to relax and freshen up. In the evening, youll gather for a briefing about the upcoming expedition. This briefing will cover essential information about the trek, safety measures, and what to expect during the journey. Its an excellent opportunity to meet your fellow trekkers and the expedition team.
Since you will have quite some time at hand, you can spend the day exploring Kathmandu. The city offers a fascinating blend of ancient temples, bustling markets, and vibrant street life. You may want to take the opportunity to purchase or rent any necessary trekking gear from the numerous shops and markets in Kathmandu. As you explore the city, remember to try the diverse cuisine available, from traditional Nepali dishes to international options. Its important to drink bottled water to ensure your safety, as tap water isnt considered safe. While street food can be tempting, exercise caution to avoid stomach problems.
● Altitude Chhuthang - 3,500m/11,600ft
● Altitude Ramechhap - 500m/1,650ft
● Altitude Lukla - 2,800m/9250ft
● Altitude Gain - 2,100m/7,000ft
● Distance to Ramechhap - 145km | 5:30hr
● Time to Lukla - 20min
● Trek distance to Chhuthang - 4km | 4-5hr
● Flights Lukla are often delayed or cancelled due to weather, so be prepared for possible delays in your travel plans.
● In case of flight delays or cancellations in Ramechhap, expect basic accommodation options like guesthouses and small hotels.
● Ramechhap itself is not a major tourist destination, it serves as a transit point for trekkers heading to the Everest region.
● Lukla is the starting point for the trek.
● Trek to this campsite leads through lush forests, rhododendron groves, and pristine alpine meadows.
● Ensure you stay with the group during this section, as there are multiple trails branching away from the main path.
● There are numerous streams in the vicinity.
This is the day when your trek officially begins, but it starts with a journey from Kathmandu to Ramechhap, which is a transit point for flights to Lukla. Youll leave your hotel in the early morning (around 2:00 am) to ensure you catch your flight. Flights to Lukla are often prone to delays and cancellations due to unpredictable weather conditions in the Himalayas. So, be prepared for possible changes to your travel plans. Ramechhap itself is not a major tourist destination, but it serves as a crucial stopover for trekkers heading to the Everest region. Accommodation options in Ramechhap are basic, consisting of guesthouses and small hotels. Once your flight to Lukla is successfully completed, youll land at one of the most famous and thrilling airports in the world. Lukla is the starting point for your trek to Mera Peak.
The trek to your first campsite in Chhuthang will take you through lush forests, beautiful rhododendron groves, and pristine alpine meadows. Its essential to stick with the group during this section of the trek, as there are multiple trails that branch away from the main path. Along the way, youll encounter numerous streams, providing opportunities to refill your water supply and enjoy the natural beauty of the region.
● Altitude Tuli Kharka: 4,250m/13,950ft
● Altitude Zatrawala Pass: 4,550m/14,900ft
● Altitude Gain: 750m
● Distance to Tuli Kharka: 9km (7-8 hours)
● Zatrawala Pass is situated approximately at the midpoint of the trek
The first half involves a steep ascent till Zatrawala Pass, while the second half begins with a gradual descent and ends with a steep descent.
● Once you reach the top of the pass, relish the breathtaking views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang Peak, and many other captivating peaks.
● Tuli Kharka is a tiny settlement located near a stream, offering limited tea houses for accommodation.
Todays trek is a challenging one, taking you to a higher altitude. Youll start early to make the most of the day. The trail leads you towards the spectacular Zatrawala Pass, which is located approximately at the midpoint of your entire trek.
The first half of the day involves a steep ascent as you make your way to the Zatrawala Pass. Its a physically demanding part of the journey, but the reward is well worth it. The Dudh Koshi River keeps you company as you proceed along the trek. The higher you get, the more barren the landscape becomes with sparse alpine vegetation. When you reach the top of the pass, youll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang Peak, and others.
After taking in the stunning scenery, youll start the second half of your trek. This portion begins with a gradual descent and eventually transitions into a steep descent. The trail takes you through rugged terrain, and youll need to be sure-footed as you make your way to Tuli Kharka.
Tuli Kharka is a small settlement nestled near a picturesque stream. Accommodation options are limited, and youll likely find basic tea houses to spend the night.
● Altitude Kothe - 3,600m/11,800ft
● Altitude Lose - 650m
● Distance to Kothe - 13km | 6-7hr
● The trail offers a mix of both uphill and downhill trekking through dense forests adorned with rhododendron, oak, pine, and juniper trees.
● Prepare for a steep descent to the Hinku River followed by a final uphill climb that will take you to Kothe.
● Look forward to magnificent views of Mera Peak and the surrounding snow-capped peaks.
● Kothe is a relatively large settlement located by a stream, offering plenty of tea houses for accommodation.
● Almost all alternative routes to Mera Peak merge together after Kothe, creating a common trail for all trekkers heading to Mera Peak.
Todays trek involves a mix of both uphill and downhill trekking through dense forests adorned with rhododendrons, oak, pine, and juniper trees. Youll experience a variety of terrain as you make your way to Kothe. The journey includes a steep descent to the Hinku River, where youll need to exercise caution and sure-footedness. After crossing the river, youll face a final uphill climb that will take you to Kothe.
Throughout the day, you can look forward to magnificent views of Mera Peak along with Peak 43 and Kusum Kanguru Peaks and the surrounding snow-capped peaks. Kothe is a Sherpa village and a relatively large settlement located by a stream, providing plenty of tea houses for accommodation. Its important to note that almost all alternative routes to Mera Peak merge together after Kothe, creating a common trail for all trekkers heading to Mera Peak from this point onward.
● Altitude Thangnak - 4,250m/14,000ft
● Altitude Gain - 650m
● Distance to Thangnak - 8km | 5-6hr
● There are sufficient water points along the way for your convenience.
● Anticipate a day of continuous and gentle uphill trekking alongside a Hinku river.
● During the trek, youll pass through Lungsumgba Gompa, a monastery that was constructed approximately 200 years ago.
● Here, you can discover a fantastic piece of rock carving architecture that features Mera Peak along with its route scripted in rock.
● The trek continues with a relatively easy walking trail, guiding you to the summer grazing area of Thangnak.
● At Thangnak, youll find shops and a variety of good tea houses for your convenience.
● Thangnak is located near a high-altitude lake, and one can consider taking an acclimatization walk to visit the lake in the evening.
Todays trek is a continuous and gentle uphill climb alongside the Hinku River. The path offers stunning natural beauty, and there are sufficient water points along the way to refill your bottles.
During the trek, youll pass through Lungsumgba Gompa, a monastery that has stood for approximately two centuries. Locals believe that lighting a lamp in the shrine brings luck for the Mera Peak Expedition. One of the highlights of this stop is a fantastic piece of rock carving architecture featuring Mera Peak and its climbing route, scripted in rock.
The trek continues with a relatively easy walking trail that leads you to the summer grazing area of Thangnak and you may spot locals grazing their Yak in the region. Here, youll find shops and a variety of good tea houses for your convenience. Thangnak is located near a high-altitude lake, and you may consider taking an acclimatization walk to visit the lake in the evening. From Thangnak, you will also get some stunning views of Mt. Khyasar or Peak 43.
● Altitude Khare - 4,900m/16,100ft
● Altitude Gain - 650m
● Distance to Khare - 5km | 5-6hr
● The trail from Thangnak takes you over the lateral moraine towards Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers.
● The majority of the trek involves a steep climb all the way to Khare.
● Khare offers a magnificent view of the Northern Face of Mera Peak.
The trail from Thangnak takes you over the lateral moraine towards Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. This portion of the trek involves a steep climb for the majority of the way to Khare. Such glaciers and moraines should be crossed with extreme caution. Follow your Trek Leaders advice thoroughly when you cross these sections. While the climb to Khare is a little challenging but once you arrive here, youll be rewarded with a magnificent view of the Northern Face of Mera Peak as well as Kusum Kanguru and Peak 43. Its a significant milestone in your journey as you prepare for the upcoming summit push. As today’s trek resulted in maximum energy expenditure, you will rest the next day at Khare to regain your strength as well as to acclimatize to the higher altitudes.
● Its advisable to spend a rest day at Khare for acclimatization and exploration of the area.
● Our team will conduct essential checks on climbing gear, which includes ropes, ice axes, crampons, harnesses, and other equipment, before proceeding to higher camps.
● With the Everest View, your team will provide training on how to fix or belay the rope while climbing Mera Peak.
Today is a crucial day for acclimatization and preparation. Its advisable to spend a rest day in Khare to allow your body to adjust to the higher altitude and to ensure you are physically prepared for the summit attempt. Acclimatization days in our treks are used to give your body time to adjust to the thinning air at high-altitude conditions. Several changes occur in your body while trekking in high-altitude regions and the purpose of acclimatization is to allow your body to operate optimally in a decreased oxygen-level environment.
During this day, your expedition team will conduct essential checks on climbing gear, which includes ropes, ice axes, crampons, harnesses, and other equipment. Safety is a top priority, and ensuring that all gear is in perfect condition is essential for a successful summit attempt. Your team will also provide training on how to fix or belay the rope while climbing Mera Peak. This training is essential for safety during the technical portions of the ascent.
● Altitude Mera Base Camp - 5,400m/17,700ft
● Altitude Gain - 500m
● Distance to Mera Base Camp - 4km | 4-5hr
● Commence a short yet technically demanding trek towards Mera Peak Base Camp.
● Trail features a gradual ascent over to Mera Glacier, then climb steeply towards the top of the glacier before traversing along the glacier to reach Mera Peak Base Camp.
● Upon reaching the base camp, our team will promptly establish the camp and make all the necessary preparations for the upcoming trekking activities.
● Overnight stay in Tens.
Today, youll embark on a short yet technically demanding trek towards Mera Peak Base Camp. The trail begins with a gradual ascent over a steep ridge over Khare and leads you over the Mera Glacier. Glaciers are difficult to traverse so make sure that you are exercising maximum caution while crossing these sections. As you approach the top of the glacier, youll encounter a steep climb. After conquering this section, youll traverse along the glacier to reach Mera Peak Base Camp.
Upon reaching the base camp, your expedition team will promptly set up the camp and make all the necessary preparations for the upcoming trekking activities. Youll spend the night in tents at this high-altitude camp, surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Himalayas.
● Altitude High Camp - 5,900m/19,350ft
● Altitude Gain - 500m
● Distance to Mera High Camp - 4km | 4-5hr
● The trail ascends over Mera La Pass and continues along the rocky and often snow-covered path.
● At the high camp, you can relish the breathtaking views of Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Baruntse, and Chamlang.
● Overnight stay in Tents.
Todays trek will take you to Mera High Camp, a critical point in your journey. The trail ascends over Mera La Pass and continues along a rocky and often snow-covered path. As you ascend, the air will become thinner, and youll need to pace yourself to avoid altitude-related issues. The reward for your effort is the breathtaking view from the high camp. From this vantage point, you can relish panoramic views of some of the worlds highest peaks, including Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Baruntse, and Chamlang. Its a truly awe-inspiring sight that will energize you for the challenges ahead. Youll spend the night in tents at the high camp, acclimatizing to the higher altitude and mentally preparing for the summit attempt. There are chilly winds running in the Mera High Camp, so make sure you protect yourself adequately against the weather.
● Altitude Mera Peak - 6,476m/21,247ft
● Altitude Gain - 576m
● Distance to Mera Peak - 3km | 5-7hr
● Commence the summit push at around 2 AM with the goal of reaching the summit before noon.
● Be aware that strong winds often pick up after midday, which can pose challenges for reaching the summit.
● From the summit, you can behold magnificent views of five spectacular 8000-meter peaks: Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), as well as Nuptse (7855m) and Chamlang (7319m) - a truly awe-inspiring sight.
● After enjoying quality time at the summit, we will begin our descent, following the same route, and make our way back to Khare.
● Distance to Khare - 11km | 6-8hr.
● Overnight stay at Khare in Tea House.
Today is the culmination of your expedition as you embark towards the summit of Mera Peak. The day begins very early, around 2:00 AM, with the goal of reaching the summit before noon. This early start is crucial because strong winds often pick up after midday, which can pose significant challenges for reaching the summit safely.
The ascent to the summit is a physically demanding and technically challenging climb, especially in the high-altitude conditions. Its essential to follow the guidance of your experienced expedition team and use the proper equipment, including ropes, crampons, and ice axes, to navigate the glacier and the final sections of the climb. Once you reach the summit of Mera Peak, youll be rewarded with one of the most spectacular views in the world. From this vantage point, you can behold the magnificent sight of five of the worlds highest peaks: Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,201m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), and Kanchenjunga (8,586m). Additionally, youll have stunning views of Nuptse (7,855m) and Chamlang (7,319m). Its a moment of profound awe and accomplishment. After enjoying quality time at the summit, youll begin your descent, following the same route you took to reach the summit. Its a physically demanding and lengthy descent back to Khare, where youll spend the night in a tea house.
● Altitude Kothe - 3,600m/11,800ft
● Altitude Loss - 1,300m
● Distance to Kothe - 13km | 6-7hr
Today, youll start your descent from the high-altitude Khare back down to Kothe. The descent involves a significant altitude loss, so take your time and descend carefully. The trail takes you through familiar terrain, and youll retrace some of the same paths you took during your ascent. As you descend, youll have the opportunity to reflect on your incredible summit achievement and take in the breathtaking scenery one last time. Kothe, with its tea houses and serene atmosphere, will provide a comfortable place to rest and recover.
● Altitude Tuil Kharka - 4,250m/13,950ft
● Altitude Gain - 650m
● Distance to Tuli Kharka - 13km | 8-9hr
Todays trek involves a steady ascent as you make your way from Kothe to Tuli Kharka. The trail takes you through a variety of terrain, including forests and meadows, as you gradually gain altitude. Youll need to cross several streams along the way, so be prepared to navigate these water crossings. The trek to Tuli Kharka is a long one, so ensure you have enough energy and stay well-hydrated throughout the day. Upon reaching Tuli Kharka, youll find tea houses where you can rest and replenish your supplies. Its a peaceful place to spend the night before continuing your descent the following day.
● Altitude Lukla - 2,800m/9250ft
● Altitude Lose - 1450m
● Distance to Lukla - 13km | 6-7hr
Today, youll make your way back to Lukla, which marks the conclusion of your trek to Mera Peak. The trail descends from Tuli Kharka, and youll need to navigate the rugged terrain as you make your way downhill. As you approach Lukla, youll have the opportunity to reflect on the incredible journey youve undertaken, from the lush forests of the lower altitudes to the challenging high-altitude terrain of Mera Peak. Lukla is a bustling town and a gateway to the Everest region. Youll spend your final night in the Everest region in Lukla, celebrating your successful expedition with your fellow trekkers and expedition team.
● Altitude Ramechhap - 500m/1,650ft
● Fly from Lukla to Ramechhap - 20min
● Distance to Kathmandu - 145km | 5:30hr
● Reach Kathmandu by 05:00 pm
● Flight from Lukla to Ramechhap may cancel due to weather or other factors. Keep a buffer day in your travel plan
Day 15&16: Buffer Day
● Having a buffer day is essential, it provides flexibility in case of unexpected delays, bad weather, or the need for extra acclimatization.
● The decision to take a buffer day should indeed be a group decision, Its important to be prepared for the additional expenses associated with each buffer day, as they might include extra accommodation, meals, and guide services.
● If the buffer day is not taken during the expedition, it can be used to explore Kathmandu, providing you with the opportunity to enjoy more of Nepals cultural and natural attractions.
Your journey back to Kathmandu begins with a morning flight from Lukla to Ramechhap. As with the flight to Lukla, be prepared for potential flight delays or cancellations due to weather conditions. Ramechhap is your transit point for the drive back to Kathmandu. The drive from Ramechhap to Kathmandu will take approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes, depending on road conditions. During the drive, youll have the chance to relax and take in the scenic views of the Nepalese countryside. Upon your return to Kathmandu, youll have the evening to rest and reflect on your extraordinary journey.
First of all everyone has to reach Kathmandu
You have to come to our hotel, once you book the trek our trek coordinator will share with you the Kathmandu hotel name, location and contact person number.
Day 1: Take a train from Delhi to Gorakhpur. The Vaishali Express leaves Delhi at around 19:45 and arrives at Gorakhpur Junction at 09:10 next morning, or there's another train from New Delhi at 17:20 arriving Gorakhpur at 06:35 next morning. The fare is around Rs. 2440 (£35 or $54) in AC1, Rs. 1240 (£18 or $27) in AC2, Rs. 785 (£12 or $18) in AC3 or Rs. 315 in Sleeper Class - check current times and fares at www.indianrail.gov.in or www.irctc.co.in.
Day 2: Take a bus or jeep from Gorakhpur to the Nepalese frontier at Sunauli (Indian side) and Bhairawa (Nepalese side, often also called Sunauli). Journey time about 3 hours, Rs. 55 (£1 or $2).
Walk across the frontier, it's then a few minutes’ walk to the Bhairawa bus station. Take a bus or jeep on to Kathmandu. Buses take 9 to 12 hours, cost about 120 Nepalese Rupees or 230 Indian Rupees (£1 or $2). There are many buses daily, either daytime buses leaving regularly until about 11:00 or overnight buses leaving regularly from about 16:00 until 19:00. Indian rupees may be accepted here in Bhairawa, but not further into Nepal.
It's also possible to travel via Varanasi An overnight train links Delhi & Varanasi. Buses link Varanasi with the Nepalese border.
To go back from the Pokhara, you can take any option by road or flight. Our services are up to hotel only and hotel check out time is 11:00 am.
1. Accommodation: (Sharing basis)
• Day 1 and 14 Hotel Accommodation in 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast
• Day 2 to 13 Accommodation in Teahouse/Tent.
2. Flights: (According to Itinerary)
• Arrival Departure Airport Transfer as per itinerary.
• Domestic airport transfers for Lukla.
• Kathmandu to Lukla/Ramecchap and return (Round trip)
3. Team Support:
• 1 English Speaking Guide.
• Assistant Guide
• 4 Trekker : 1 TTH Guide/assistant guide
4. All meals Lukla to Lukla from Day 2 Lunch to Day 14 Breakfast
• Fresh fruit after dinner every day.
5. All necessary permits and entry fees.
6. TIMS card.
7. High-Altitude Sleeping bag.
8. Medical Safety: First aid medical kit
9. Store room facility in Kathmandu for extra luggage.
10. Insurance of Trekking Guide and porters.
11. Services from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
12. Mera Peak Map
13. Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
14. Trek Completion Certificate
15. Complementary Trekking Kit Bag (Duffle bag if opted for Porter facility)
1. Extra Expenses.
• Porters for the personal bag*.
• Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers.
• Customary gratuities for guides & porters.
2. Nepal entry visa (approximately $40 USD, Bring Two Passport Size photos) only for foreigners (Not for Indians).
3. Unforeseen costs due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc.
4. Evacuation and medical expenses*.
5. Personal Expenses like shopping, laundry, bar bill, battery recharge, Mineral Water, Bottled Water & Boiled Water, Phone call, Hot Shower, Mule/Pony for riding or etc
6. High Altitude Trekking insurance is compulsory (we suggest getting high altitude trekking insurance from ASC360 /World Nomad)
7. All costs not outlined under "What's included".
8. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu ( This applies on early come back from the trek also then the fixed itinerary)
9. Extra night accommodation Kathmandu
Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things)
1- Satellite phone/setphone - is a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth's surface.
2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) - is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness.
3- AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) - are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly
1- Offloading for the personal backpack:
Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you wish to offload your backpack, you can hire a porter.
Charges of offloading backpack:
2. Mandatory Documents & Instruction
Applicable for foreign national/OCI/NRI : Trek fee for Non-Indians are higher. However, They can book trek by paying fee applicable for indian national directly from website but balance fee need to be paid in cash on your arrival or pay online prior to the trip.
Non Indian's balance fee will be calculated as per ongoing current exchange rate at the time of payment to avoid any kind of confusion.
If you want to pay in advance then mail us at [email protected] for balance payment link.
The fee can be paid by online transfer/Check deposit/Cash deposit/Demand draft. Instruction for
payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please
e-mail us a confirmation mail with your transfer details, so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.
For the cancellation of services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reasons, Trek The Himalayas must be notified of the same in writing at [email protected] At the time we receive your written cancellation, refunds based on the total fare are as follows.
Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip
Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip
Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip
Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek
In the unlikely event that TTH cancels a trek prior to the scheduled departure date:
While it is extremely rare for TTH to cancel a trek, we understand that unforeseen circumstances or natural disasters may occasionally require us to do so before the scheduled departure. These circumstances could include continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that poses a risk to the safety of our trekkers. Additionally, unforeseeable events such as local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any similar situations that compromise the safety of the trekking experience may also necessitate a cancellation.
In the event of such a cancellation, TTH will provide you with a voucher equivalent to the amount you paid for the trek. This voucher can be redeemed for any of our treks within the next year, allowing you to still enjoy an adventure with us at a later date.
In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:
We would like to emphasize that weather conditions in high-altitude areas are highly unpredictable and can undergo sudden changes at any time, irrespective of the day. Additionally, circumstances beyond our control, such as natural disasters, political unrest, pandemics, and lockdowns, may impact the feasibility of conducting a trek. In cases where we are unable to proceed with an event due to such circumstances that are beyond our direct control, we will make every effort to provide you with an alternative trek that is safer and more suitable.
In such situations, we will issue a voucher to offset the cost difference between the originally scheduled trek and the alternative trek. This voucher can be redeemed at any time within one year from the date of issue. Please note that a refund fee or reimbursement of the cost difference is not applicable in these cases.
Cash Voucher Terms:
Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.
|Back pack & rain cover||(50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps|
|Day pack + rain cover||20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)|
|Walking stick||Advisable (At least one)|
|Water bottle/Hydration pack||2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.|
|Personal Medical Kit||Consult your doctor|
|Snacks||Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors|
|T-shirts||4 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)|
|Fleece T-shirts||1 Nos.|
|Fleece jacket||1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)|
|Down feather / Hollofil jacket||1 Nos.|
|Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant)||1 Pair|
|Thermal inners (upper and lower)||1 Pair|
|Trek pants||3 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denims, capris)|
|Waterproof gloves||1 Pair|
|Fleece/woolen gloves||1 Pair|
|Hand sanitizer||Antibacterial powder|
|Toothbrush and toothpaste||Lip balm / Chapstick|
|Toilet Paper & wipes||Quick dry towel|
|Head torch||1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)|
|Sun cap||1 Nos. (One that covers the neck as well)|
|Woolen cap||1 Nos.|
|Balaclava||1 Nos. (Optional)|
|Sunglasses||Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected, People who wear spectacles- (A)- Use contact lenses. (B)- Photo chromatic glasses.|
|Trekking shoes||1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)|
|Cotton socks||6 pairs|
|Woollen socks||1 pairs|
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The trek to Mera Peak starts from the town of Lukla in Nepal.
The best time to do the Mera Peak Expedition is in the Summer (Mid Apr-Jun) and in Autumn (Sep - Mid Nov).
During summer, the weather is relatively stable, and the skies are usually clear. The temperatures are milder, and the spring season offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
During autumn, the weather is generally stable and the skies are clear, providing excellent visibility. The temperatures are comfortable, and the trekking conditions are also ideal.
On the summit day, we trek from Mera High Camp to the summit and then descend to Khare. The entire trekking day covers a distance of 3 km and takes about 5 to 7 hr.
Climbing Mera Peak is a challenging endeavour that requires a good level of physical fitness and mental preparation.
You need excellent cardiovascular fitness to cope with the high altitude and the physical demands of trekking and climbing. Engage in aerobic activities like running, hiking, cycling, or swimming to improve your cardiovascular endurance.
Strength and Endurance
Trekking in the Himalayas involves long hours of walking with a backpack, and the climb itself can be physically demanding. You'll need both upper and lower body strength and endurance. Focus on strength training exercises that target your legs, core, and upper body.
Building stamina is essential to endure long days of trekking and climbing. Regularly participate in activities that challenge your stamina and endurance, such as long hikes with elevation gain.
Good flexibility will help you move more comfortably and efficiently on the trail and during the climb. Incorporate stretching exercises into your routine to maintain flexibility.
There aren’t any age restrictions applied by the local Nepali government regarding the age limit for climbing Mera Peak Expedition. However, if you trek with us, considering the safety and the difficult nature of the Expedition, we have set the minimum age limit as 15 years.
The availability of emergency medical facilities along the route to Mera Peak can be limited, especially at higher elevations where the terrain is remote and challenging. However, there are some basic medical facilities and support available at Lukla. On the trek, we carry emergency evacuation equipment like a stretcher, oxygen cylinder and first-aid kid. Our Trek Leaders and all our staff are Wilderness First Aid Responders and trained to give CPR. So you can be worry-free as you will be in safe hands.
Preparing for high-altitude climbing, such as Mera Peak, is a comprehensive process that requires physical training, mental preparation, and logistical planning.
Cardiovascular Endurance: Build your cardiovascular fitness through activities like running, hiking, cycling, or swimming. You should be able to sustain prolonged physical effort at high altitudes.
Strength and Endurance: Strengthen your legs, core, and upper body through strength training exercises. Climbing often involves carrying a heavy backpack, and strong muscles can help.
Stamina: Increase your stamina by going on long hikes or treks with elevation gain, simulating the conditions you'll encounter in the mountains.
Gradual Ascent: Plan your itinerary to allow for gradual acclimatization to higher altitudes. Ascend slowly and take rest days at higher elevations to give your body time to adjust.
Monitor Acclimatization: Be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, nausea, and dizziness. Descend if symptoms worsen.
Mental Toughness: Develop mental resilience and the ability to cope with discomfort and challenging conditions. High-altitude climbing can be physically and mentally demanding.
Positive Mindset: Maintain a positive attitude and focus on your goals. Visualization and mental training can be helpful.
Undertake training treks or climbs at lower altitudes to gain experience and build your high-altitude skills.
Practice Using Climbing Gear: Familiarize yourself with the use of climbing gear, including crampons, ice axes, and ropes.
Nutrition and Hydration
Maintain a balanced diet with an emphasis on high-energy foods. Hydrate regularly to prevent dehydration, especially at high altitudes.
Weather conditions on Mera Peak can vary greatly depending on the time of year you choose to undertake the expedition. Mera Peak is located in the Everest region of Nepal and experiences typical high-altitude mountain weather patterns.
During summer, the weather is generally stable, and the skies are clear. The temperatures are milder, and the days are longer. You can expect moderate temperatures at lower elevations, with colder conditions at higher altitudes.
During autumn, the weather is typically stable with clear skies. Daytime temperatures are comfortable, but nights can be quite cold, especially at higher altitudes.
At Mera Peak Expedition, we do not allow people with high Blood Pressure, heart conditions, diabetes, epilepsy, and asthma on the trek. Before you embark on any trek or expedition with us, it is mandatory to consult a doctor and provide a Medical Disclaimer signed by a professional doctor
Altitude sickness can be a serious and potentially life-threatening condition, and it's essential to recognize the symptoms and take appropriate actions if you experience them during your trek to Mera Peak or any high-altitude adventure. Here's what to do in case of altitude sickness symptoms:
Recognize the Symptoms
Common symptoms of altitude sickness include, Headache, Nausea or vomiting, Dizziness or lightheadedness, Fatigue, Shortness of breath, Loss of appetite, Difficulty sleeping, Rapid pulse, Swelling of hands, feet, or face.
If you experience moderate to severe symptoms of altitude sickness, the most crucial step is to descend to a lower altitude. Going down to a lower elevation is the most effective way to alleviate symptoms and prevent them from worsening.
Inform Your Guide and Group
Notify your trekking guide and group members about your symptoms. Experienced guides are trained to recognize and handle altitude sickness and can provide assistance and support.
Oxygen and Medication
In some cases, supplemental oxygen or specific medications prescribed by a healthcare professional may be necessary to relieve symptoms. Trekking companies often carry portable oxygen cylinders.
Acclimatization is a crucial part of high-altitude trekking and climbing, including during a Mera Peak expedition. Proper acclimatization allows your body to adapt to reduced oxygen levels at higher altitudes, reducing the risk of altitude-related illnesses like altitude sickness. Here are some key tips on how to acclimatize during your Mera Peak expedition:
Plan your itinerary to include gradual ascents with moderate altitude gains each day. This allows your body to adjust slowly to the decreasing oxygen levels.
Avoid rapid ascents, which increase the risk of altitude sickness.
Schedule acclimatization days at strategic points along your route. Common acclimatization stops include Namche Bazaar, Dingboche, and Chhukung. These rest days help your body adapt to higher elevations.
Use acclimatization days for short hikes to higher elevations and then return to your resting place to sleep at a lower altitude.
Drink plenty of fluids to stay well-hydrated. Dehydration can worsen altitude sickness symptoms.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine, as they can contribute to dehydration.
Consume a balanced diet with an emphasis on high-energy foods. Your body requires more calories at high altitudes.
Include foods rich in carbohydrates, proteins, and fats to provide the necessary energy.
Some trekkers take medication like acetazolamide (Diamox) under the guidance of a healthcare professional to help prevent altitude sickness. Discuss this with your doctor before the expedition.
Try to get adequate sleep and rest during your trek. A good night's sleep is essential for the acclimatization process.
Altitude Gain Limit
Do not ascend to higher altitudes if you experience symptoms of altitude sickness.
Descend to a lower elevation if symptoms persist or worsen.
Proper clothing and insulation are essential to maintain your body temperature. Cold conditions can exacerbate altitude sickness symptoms.
Trekking is an adventure activity and sometimes greatly so and by nature, an adventure activity involves some kind of risk. Even if we follow all safety protocols from our side, there could still be natural calamities like landslides, avalanches, etc. as well as problems like fractures, sprains or severe AMS, etc. Considering all these factors, we made trek insurance mandatory for our trekking expeditions in the Himalayas.
Base Layer: Moisture-wicking and thermal underwear.
Insulation Layer: Fleece or down jackets and pants.
Outer Shell: Waterproof and windproof jacket and pants.
Headwear: Warm hat, sun hat, balaclava, and neck gaiter.
Gloves: Warm, waterproof, and lightweight gloves.
Footwear: Insulated and waterproof mountaineering boots suitable for crampons. Also, bring gaiters to keep snow and debris out.
Crampons: Ensure they fit your boots and are properly adjusted.
Ice Axe: A technical ice axe for stability and self-arrest.
Climbing Helmet: To protect against falling rocks and ice.
Harness: A harness for glacier travel and rope work.
Carabiners: Locking and non-locking carabiners for belaying and securing.
Trekking Poles: Collapsible trekking poles for stability on the trail.
Headlamp: With extra batteries, for early morning starts and night trekking.
Rope: Required for glacier travel and crevasse crossings.
Sleeping Bag: A warm, high-altitude sleeping bag rated for sub-zero temperatures.
Sleeping Pad: Insulated, inflatable pad for insulation from the cold ground.
Tent: A high-quality, sturdy, and weather-resistant tent.
Backpack: A comfortable, large-capacity expedition backpack with a rain cover.
Glacier Glasses: With UV protection and side shields.
Buff or Face Mask: To protect against wind and cold.
Down Suit: Required for the summit push.
Hydration System: Water bottles or a hydration bladder.
Water Purification: Purification tablets or a water filter.
Toiletries: Personal hygiene items.
Sunscreen and Lip Balm: High SPF sunscreen and lip balm for sun protection.
Personal Medications: Any necessary medications.
Emergency and Safety Equipment
First-Aid Kit: A comprehensive kit including altitude sickness medication.
Navigation Tools: Maps, compass, and a GPS device.
Communication: Satellite phone or a personal locator beacon (PLB) for emergencies.
Down jacket, mittens, and extreme cold weather gear for summit day.
It's crucial to invest in high-quality gear and ensure that everything fits properly. Mountaineering gear stores in Kathmandu, such as Thamel, offer rental options for many items, but it's advisable to bring critical personal gear and equipment. Additionally, consult with experienced guides or trekking agencies to confirm your gear list and requirements for the specific season in which you plan to climb Mera Peak.