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Kathmandu | Nepal

Mera Peak Expedition Duration


14 Days

Mera Peak Expedition altitude

Max Altitude

21247 Ft.

Mera Peak Expedition distance

Trekking Km

100 KM

Mera Peak Expedition grade



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Trek Name: Mera Peak Expedition

Days: 14

Adventure Type: Mountaineering

Base Camp: Kathmandu

Season:Summer | Autumn |

Month:April | May | June | September | October | November |

Country: Nepal

Altitude: 21247 Ft.

Grade: Challenging

Rail Head: Kathmandu is not connected to any Railways

Stay: Hotel, teahouse & tent

Food: Meals while on trek & at Hotel/Guesthouse (Veg & Eggs)

Location: Kathmandu

Distance: 100 Km.

Trail Type: One way trail | Camping in various locations, starting and ending at the different point.

AirPort: Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport)


  • +5% GST (goods and services tax)
  • Services Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Lukla flight, Food & Stay in Kathmandu included

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.

Mera Peak Expedition Informative Video
Who Can Participate
  • Age; 15 years.

  • Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 4,000m/13,100ft.

  • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 5 km of distance in 30 minutes without stress.

  • The climber should be able to carry a 12-16 kg backpack.


  • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute)

  • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 70 – 90, SYSTOLIC 100 - 140 mm Hg)

  • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute)

  • Should not have Liver and kidney issues

  • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Heart problems, Hypertension etc

  • No pacemaker implant

  • People with the Sinus issues, Epilepsy please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek

  • If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

        Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents) Click here to download Medical & Disclaimer Form


  • Government Employees can avail the benefit of Special Casual Leave (SCL) when you join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rules of the Pay Commission, Special Casual Leave can be availed  for up to 30 days in a calendar year for trekking/mountaineering expeditions through a registered organization. Trek The Himalayas is a registered adventure tour operator by Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and Ministry Of Tourism (MOT) 
  • Trekkers have to apply for leave at least 20 days before trek departure date, 
  • This service is exclusive to Indian government employees and is applicable only for treks within India.
  • Do mail at info@trekthehimalayas to apply and mention your booked trek date and trek name.

  • Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parents/guardians.
  • Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.
  • Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents) Click here to download Medical & Disclaimer Form

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Arrival in Kathmandu

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, you'll 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. It's 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. It's important to drink bottled water to ensure your safety, as tap water isn't considered safe. While street food can be tempting, exercise caution to avoid stomach problems.

Drive From Kathmandu to Ramechhap | Fly to Lukla and Trek to Chhuthang

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. You'll 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, you'll 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. It's 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, you'll encounter numerous streams, providing opportunities to refill your water supply and enjoy the natural beauty of the region.

Chhuthang to Tuli Kharka via Zatrawala Pass

Today's trek is a challenging one, taking you to a higher altitude. You'll 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. It's 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, you'll 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, you'll 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 you'll 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 you'll likely find basic tea houses to spend the night.

Tuli Kharka to Kothe

Today's trek involves a mix of both uphill and downhill trekking through dense forests adorned with rhododendrons, oak, pine, and juniper trees. You'll experience a variety of terrain as you make your way to Kothe. The journey includes a steep descent to the Hinku River, where you'll need to exercise caution and sure-footedness. After crossing the river, you'll 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. It's 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.

Kothe to Thangnak

Today's 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, you'll 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, you'll 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.

Thangnak to Khare

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 Leader's advice thoroughly when you cross these sections. While the climb to Khare is a little challenging but once you arrive here, you'll be rewarded with a magnificent view of the Northern Face of Mera Peak as well as Kusum Kanguru and Peak 43. It's 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.

Khare - Rest and Training

Today is a crucial day for acclimatization and preparation. It's 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.

Khare to Mera Base Camp

Today, you'll 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, you'll encounter a steep climb. After conquering this section, you'll 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. You'll spend the night in tents at this high-altitude camp, surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Himalayas.

Mera Base Camp to Mera High Camp

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 you'll 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 world's highest peaks, including Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Baruntse, and Chamlang. It's a truly awe-inspiring sight that will energize you for the challenges ahead. You'll 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.

Summit to Mera Peak and descent to Khare

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, you'll 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 world's highest peaks: Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,201m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), and Kanchenjunga (8,586m). Additionally, you'll have stunning views of Nuptse (7,855m) and Chamlang (7,319m). It's a moment of profound awe and accomplishment. After enjoying quality time at the summit, you'll begin your descent, following the same route you took to reach the summit. It's a physically demanding and lengthy descent back to Khare, where you'll spend the night in a tea house.

Khare to Kothe

Today, you'll 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, you'll 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.

Kothe to Tuli Kharka

Today's 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. You'll 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, you'll 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.

Tuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrawala Pass

Today, you'll make your way back to Lukla, which marks the conclusion of your trek to Mera Peak. The trail descends from Tuli Kharka, and you'll need to navigate the rugged terrain as you make your way downhill. As you approach Lukla, you'll have the opportunity to reflect on the incredible journey you've 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. You'll spend your final night in the Everest region in Lukla, celebrating your successful expedition with your fellow trekkers and expedition team.

Flight back from Lukla to Ramechhap and drive to Kathmandu

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, you'll have the chance to relax and take in the scenic views of the Nepalese countryside. Upon your return to Kathmandu, you'll have the evening to rest and reflect on your extraordinary journey. 

Day-1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Altitude - 1,400m/4,600ft.
  • Stay - Hotel | Check-in at 12:00 noon | Included in the cost.

Note :- Distance, Altitude and Trekking hours are approximate and rounded off

Day-2: Drive From Kathmandu to Ramechhap | Fly to Lukla and Trek to Chhuthang
  • 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.
Day-3: Chhuthang to Tuli Kharka via Zatrawala Pass
  • 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).
Day-4: Tuli Kharka to Kothe
  • Altitude Kothe - 3,600m/11,800ft.
  • Altitude Lose - 650m.
  • Distance to Kothe - 13km | 6-7hr.
Day-5: Kothe to Thangnak
  • Altitude Thangnak - 4,250m/14,000ft.
  • Altitude Gain - 650m.
  • Distance to Thangnak - 8km | 5-6hr.
Day-6: Thangnak to Khare
  • Altitude Khare - 4,900m/16,100ft.
  • Altitude Gain - 650m.
  • Distance to Khare - 5km | 5-6hr.
Day-7: Khare - Rest and Training
  • 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.
Day-8: Khare to Mera Base Camp
  • Altitude Mera Base Camp - 5,400m/17,700ft.
  • Altitude Gain - 500m.
  • Distance to Mera Base Camp - 4km | 4-5hr.
  • Overnight stay in Tens.
Day-9: Mera Base Camp to Mera High Camp
  • Altitude High Camp - 5,900m/19,350ft.
  • Altitude Gain - 500m.
  • Distance to Mera High Camp - 4km | 4-5hr.
  • Overnight stay in Tents.
Day-10: Summit to Mera Peak and descent to Khare
  • Altitude Mera Peak - 6,476m/21,247ft.
  • Altitude Gain - 576m.
  • Distance to Mera Peak - 3km | 5-7hr.
  • Overnight stay at Khare in Tea House.
Day-11: Khare to Kothe
  • Altitude Kothe - 3,600m/11,800ft.
  • Altitude Loss - 1,300m.
  • Distance to Kothe - 13km | 6-7hr.
Day-12: Kothe to Tuli Kharka
  • Altitude Tuil Kharka - 4,250m/13,950ft.
  • Altitude Gain - 650m.
  • Distance to Tuli Kharka - 13km | 8-9hr.
Day-13: Tuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrawala Pass
  • Altitude Lukla - 2,800m/9250ft.
  • Altitude Lose - 1450m.
  • Distance to Lukla - 13km | 6-7hr.
Day-14: Flight back from Lukla to Ramechhap and drive to Kathmandu
  • 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.
Mera Peak Expedition Maps
How To Reach

It is essential for everyone to arrive at Kathmandu (1:00 pm). 

Upon booking the trek, you are required to come to our hotel. Your trek coordinator will provide you with details such as the name of the Kathmandu hotel, its location, and the contact person's number.

Options to reach Kathmandu.

  1. The best way is to fly to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, which receives airlines mostly from South-east Asia and Europe. A number of direct flights fly from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Varanasi to Kathmandu. Popular airlines that operate regularly are Jet Airways, Air India, IndiGo and Nepal Airlines.

  2. Delhi to Kathmandu by train + bus :-

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 or

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.


For your return journey from Kathmandu, you have the flexibility to choose between road or air transport options. Please note that our services extend only to the hotel, and the standard hotel check-out time is 11:00 am.

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Cost Terms


 1. Accommodation (as per the itinerary):

  •        Day 1 and 14 Hotel Accommodation in 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast.
  •        Day 2 to 13 Accommodation in Teahouse/Tent.

2.Meals (Veg + Egg):

  •        Lukla to Lukla from Day 2 Lunch to Day 14 Breakfast.
  •        Day 2 Lunch to Day 14 Lunch.

3.Transportation (as per the itinerary):

  •        Arrival Departure Airport Transfer as per itinerary.
  •        Domestic airport transfers for Lukla.
  •        Kathmandu to Lukla/Ramecchap and return (Round trip)

4. Support:

  •        1 Versatile base camp manager: handles communication and deploys extra manpower in emergencies.
  •        1 Mountaineering & First aid qualified professional expedition Leader.
  •        1 Experienced high altitude chef.
  •        Local experienced guides (Number of guides depending on the group size).
  •        Enough support staff.

5. Trek equipment:

  •        Sleeping bag, Sleeping liners (if required), Mattress, Utensils.
  •        3 men all season trekker tent (twin sharing), Kitchen & Dining tent, Toilet tent.
  •        Camping stool, Walkie talkie.
  •        Ropes, Helmet, Ice axe, Harness(if required).
  •        Climbing Boots, Gaiters & Crampon /micro spike (if required).

6. First aid:

  •        Medical kit, Stretcher, Oxygen cylinder, Blood pressure monitor, Oximeter, Stethoscope.

7. Clock room service at base camp.
8. Mules/porters to carry the central luggage.
9. All necessary permits and entry fees, Upto the amount charged for Indian.
Services from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.

11. Store room facility in Kathmandu for extra luggage.
12. Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu.

13.Trek Completion Certificate.
14. Complementary Trekking Kit Bag (Duffle bag if opted for Porter facility).


1. Insurance (Mandatory).
2. Food during the transit.
3. Any kind of personal expenses.
4. Mule or porter to carry personal luggage.
5. Emergency evacuation, hospitalization charge or etc.
6. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusion.

7. Extra Expenses.

  • Porters for the personal bag*.
  • Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers.
  • Customary gratuities for guides & porters.

8.  Nepal entry visa (approximately $40 USD, Bring Two Passport Size photos) only for foreigners (Not for Indians).

9.  Unforeseen costs due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc.

10. Extra night accommodation Kathmandu

Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things).

1- Satellite phone/set phone - 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.

Cancellation terms:

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Transfer your trek (any trek, any date) to your friend

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Transfer your trek (same trek, any date) to your friend

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • Transfer your trek (same trek, any date) to your friend

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same date) to your friend

Note- If a booking is made using a voucher or discount code, the policies related to vouchers and discounts cannot be modified.

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.


  • The issuance of a voucher is not applicable in situations where you are required to descend from the trek for any reason. The trek leader may make the decision to send you down from the trek due to factors such as insufficient fitness level, symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), high blood pressure, exceeding the designated turn-around-time, health concerns, or if you are found smoking, drinking, or violating the rules set for the trek. In such cases, the provision of a voucher does not apply.

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.


  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

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Trek Essentials

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Backpack with rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack with rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If off-load opted)
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.
Small size tiffin/lunch box 1 Nos
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electoral/ors
Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
T-Shirt (Synthetic quick dry) 1 Full & 2 Half sleeves
Fleece T-shirt 1 Nos
Wind stopper / Fleece jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather / Hollow jacket 1 Nos
Thermal inner (Upper and Lower) 1 Pair
Trek Pant (Synthetic quick dry) 2 Nos
Wind stopper / Fleece Pant 1 Nos
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece / woollen gloves 1 Pair
Poncho / waterproof Jacket and pant 1 Nos
Sunscreen 1 Nos
Moisturiser 1 Nos
Chap-stick / Lip balm 1 Nos
Toothbrush and toothpaste 1 Nos
Toilet paper & Wipes 1 Nos
Soap / hand sanitizers 1 Nos
Antibacterial powder 1 Nos
Quick dry towel 1 Nos
Head torch 1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)
Sun Cap 1 Nos
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Balaclava 1 Nos.
Buff / Neck-gaiters 1 Synthetic & 1 Woollen
Sunglasses UV with dark side cover, People who wear spectacles - (A)- Use contact lenses | (B)- Photo chromatic glasses
Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle, good grip)
Floaters / flip-flops 1 Pair
Cotton socks 6 pairs
Woollen socks 1 pairs
Gaiters 1 Pair (TTH provides when required)
Micro spikes 1 Pair (TTH provides when required)
Mera Peak Expedition TrekEssential
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

To register with TTH, visit our website - and create your account. To create your account you will need to use your email address and fill in all the details, set your unique password and your account is ready to use.

  • To book a trek with TTH, you first need to register with us and create an account.
  • Choose the trek that you want to do and click on available dates.
  • You will land at the login page, fill in the required details.
  • Add Participants, choose add-on services click on the Pay now button, choose your preferred payment method, and make the payment. TTH accepts multiple payment options, including credit/debit cards, net banking, and UPI.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from TTH with all the necessary details about the trek, including the meeting point, transportation, accommodation, and other important instructions.

please send an email to us at or reach out to the numbers provided in the Help and Support section of your Trek Page. We will ensure that your issue is promptly resolved.

To book services such as off-load luggage and transportation, you can find them listed as add-ons. These additional services can be booked at the time of your initial booking. If you miss booking add-ons during the initial reservation, you can log in anytime and easily book 4 days before the departure date add-ons through the platform.

In such a situation, please log in to your account and transfer your trek or date to the desired one within 12 hours or drop us an email at 10 days before the departure date of the trek. After the initial 12-hour period, any changes will be processed according to the cancellation policy.

We recommend visiting our "Suggest Me a Trek" page. By filling out the form, our experts will contact you with the best possible trek options based on your preferences and experience level. Alternatively, you can reach out to us via email at or give us a call using the numbers provided on our website for personalized assistance and recommendations.

Family treks differ from regular treks by focusing on ease of difficulty, offering shorter durations for younger participants, Kid-friendly and easily digestible foods, child-friendly activities, maintaining a higher guide ratio for diverse age groups, and implementing additional safety measures for families.

Family Trek with Kids recommendation Only Dayara Bugyal and Chopta Chandrashila Trek.

Minimum age for TTH treks is typically 7 years, though this may vary depending on the specific trek.

Yes, you can take a kids to a high-altitude trek with a parent. Discuss with a trek expert before booking a trek.

Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parents/guardians.

Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.

Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents) Click here to download medical and disclaimer form

Physical Fitness: Ensure your child is physically fit. Engage them in regular exercise, outdoor activities, and hikes to build stamina and endurance. Hydration: Emphasize the importance of staying hydrated at high altitudes. Encourage your child to drink water regularly, even if they don't feel thirsty. Proper Nutrition: Provide a well-balanced diet with sufficient carbohydrates for energy and foods rich in iron to prevent altitude sickness. Adequate Sleep: Ensure your child gets enough sleep in the days leading up to the trek. Quality rest is crucial for altitude adaptation. Educate on Altitude Sickness: Teach your child about the symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, nausea, and dizziness. Encourage them to communicate any discomfort immediately. Appropriate Clothing and Gear: Dress your child in layers to adjust to changing temperatures. Ensure they have appropriate trekking gear, including sturdy footwear. Positive Mindset: Foster a positive mindset. Encourage your child, and let them know it's okay to take breaks when needed. Medical Check-Up: Schedule a medical check-up before the trek to ensure your child is fit for high-altitude activities. Consult with a healthcare professional about any potential health concerns.

TTH takes special care to provide wholesome and nutritious food for children on treks. Here are some of the foods that are typically served for children:
Breakfast: For breakfast, TTH serves a variety of options like porridge, cornflakes, bread, butter, jam, honey, boiled eggs, omelettes, and pancakes. Children can choose from these options to fuel themselves for the day's trek.
Lunch: For lunch, TTH serves lunch which includes rotis, vegetables, rice, dal, and salad. The rotis are usually made fresh on the trek and are a good source of carbohydrates. The dal and vegetables provide protein and other essential nutrients.
Snacks: TTH provides healthy snacks like fresh fruits, dry fruits, energy bars, cookies, and biscuits to keep the children energized throughout the day.
Dinner: For dinner, TTH serves a hot and wholesome meal which includes soup, rice, dal, vegetables, and a non-vegetarian dish (if requested in advance). Children can also choose from a variety of desserts like custard, jelly, and fruit salad.
Dietary requirements: If a child has any special dietary requirements, TTH can cater to those needs as well. For example, if a child is lactose intolerant or allergic to nuts, the kitchen staff can make arrangements to accommodate those requirements.

Choosing the right trek for a beginner can be a bit overwhelming as there are many factors to consider such as distance, elevation gain, terrain difficulty, weather, and time of year. Here are some tips that can help you choose the right trek for a beginner:

1. Determine fitness level: Assess the fitness level of the beginner to understand their physical capabilities. This will help you select a trek that is challenging but not too difficult.

2. Choose a well-traveled trail: A well-traveled trail will have more amenities such as signposts, water stations, and shelter. It is also safer as there will be other hikers on the trail.

3. Consider the length of the trek: For beginners, it is recommended to start with a shorter trek that can be completed in a day or two. This will help them get acclimatized to trekking and build their confidence.

4. Look for gradual elevation gain: Choose a trek with a gradual elevation gain rather than steep ascents. This will make the trek easier and more enjoyable.

5. Check the weather: Check the weather forecast before selecting a trek. Avoid treks during the monsoon season or winter when the trails can be slippery or dangerous.

6. Research the trail: Read about the trail to get an idea of the terrain, altitude, and difficulty level. This will help you select a trek that is suitable for the beginner.

7. Consult with an expert: If you are unsure about which trek to choose, consult our trek expert Mr. Nitin (+91 70600 59773) between 10 AM to 6 PM (Tuesday - Friday). Mr. Nitin will provide you valuable advice and guidance.

Overall, it is important to choose a trek that is enjoyable, challenging but not too difficult, and suitable for the beginner's fitness level and experience.

It is not recommended for a beginner to choose a difficult Himalayan trek. Trekking in the Himalayas can be physically and mentally challenging, especially if you are not used to the high altitude, steep slopes, and rugged terrain. Choosing a difficult trek without the proper experience, fitness level, and preparation can be dangerous and put you at risk of altitude sickness, injury, and other hazards.

If you are a beginner, it is recommended to start with an easier trek and gradually build up your skills and experience. This will help you understand the challenges of trekking in the Himalayas, and also prepare you physically and mentally for a more difficult trek in the future. It is also important to choose a trek that matches your fitness level, experience, and interest.

There is no specific age limit for a beginner trekker. However, it is important to consider your physical fitness, health condition, and personal interests before embarking on a trek. Trekking in the Himalayas can be physically and mentally demanding, and requires a certain level of physical fitness and endurance.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are above a certain age, it is recommended to consult with a doctor before embarking on a trek. It is also important to listen to your body and take breaks as needed during the trek to prevent exhaustion or injury.

We recommend visiting our "Suggest Me a Trek" page. By filling out the form, our experts will contact you with the best possible trek options based on your preferences and experience level. Alternatively, you can reach out to us via email at or give us a call using the numbers provided on our website for personalized assistance and recommendations.

Yes, you can join the trek. We have fixed departure groups where you can simply book your trek and we will take care of curating a group.

Before you start the trek, it is recommended that you make all the necessary phone calls as during the trek you may or may not receive network coverage, once you come back to the Base Camp, you can reconnect with your family via phone once again. You can share your trek coordinator contact detail with your family members to get the latest updates about your trek batch.

At TTH, we provide wholesome and nutritious meals during the trek. The food is vegetarian and includes a variety of dishes such as rice, dal, vegetables, chapati, paratha, pasta, noodles, and soup. We also offer snacks such as biscuits, and salty, and dry fruits during the trek. Special dietary requirements such as vegan, gluten-free, or Jain food can also be arranged if informed in advance.

If you are allergic to some foods, you need to let us know in advance so that we can make arrangements accordingly.

TTH is a trekking company that prioritizes the safety of all its participants, including women trekkers. They have a comprehensive safety system in place, which includes a dedicated team of experienced and trained trek leaders and support staff who are equipped to handle emergency situations and provide first aid.

TTH also takes specific measures to ensure the safety and comfort of women trekkers. They have a separate tent accommodation for women trekkers, female trek leaders, and support staff. They also provide separate toilet facilities for women and encourage a safe and respectful environment for all trekkers.

Moreover, TTH has a strict policy against any kind of harassment and has a zero-tolerance policy towards such incidents. They have a designated Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) to investigate and address any complaints related to harassment or misconduct. Overall, TTH has a good reputation for safety and responsible trekking practices, and women can feel comfortable and safe while trekking with them.

In case you are the only women in the group, we provide a single sleeping arrangement. Also, during the trek, the trek leader will always remain by your side to provide optimum safety and reassurance.

You can reach out to the trek coordinator to inquire about the number of female trekkers and their respective states who have booked the trek. Please note that the trek coordinator cannot disclose personal details of any trekker. Once you've confirmed your booking, a WhatsApp Group will be created for all the trekkers in your batch. This allows you to connect with fellow trekkers before the trek begins.

While many of our treks are led by female trek leaders, however, it is not possible to know which trek leader is assigned to which group. But nonetheless, whether the trek leader is male or female you can be completely assured of your safety and security with us.

Yes, it is possible to trek with periods. However, it is important to take some extra precautions and preparations to ensure a comfortable and safe trekking experience.

Here are some tips that can help you trek during your period:

1. Use menstrual hygiene products that you are comfortable with, such as tampons, pads, or menstrual cups. It is recommended to carry enough supplies for the entire duration of the trek.

2. Pack wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and plastic bags to dispose of used hygiene products.

3. Wear comfortable and breathable clothing that allows for easy movement and reduces friction. Avoid wearing tight or restrictive clothing that can cause discomfort.

4. Carry pain relief medication, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, in case of menstrual cramps.

5. Stay hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to support your energy levels and overall health.

6. Take breaks as needed and listen to your body. If you feel uncomfortable or experience any unusual symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.

It is also recommended to consult with a doctor before going on a trek during your period, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition or are taking medication. By taking necessary precautions and being prepared, you can have a safe and comfortable trekking experience even during your period.

We provide proper disposal facilities for sanitary pad disposal during the trek.

We offer three person tents with twin-sharing for optimum comfort. A woman trekker will share a tent with another woman trekker and if you are the only woman in the group, you will be given a single accommodation for your comfort and privacy.

Yes, we do provide gears on rent. You can book it using you TTH account directly.

Mountaineering qualified Experienced and first aid certified Trek Leader, First Aid Certify local guide, Cook, helpers and supporting staff.

People suffering from Bronchitis, Asthma, High blood pressure, Epilepsy (got faints), TB , Heart problem or on higher BMI side are strictly not allowed to go on any Himalayan trek. Apart from this if you had any medical history, please let us know.

No. Alcohol and smocking isn’t allowed while on trek. It is totally misconception that it will keep you warm. Your body need to acclimatize properly and for that eat properly and drink enough water; these things will keep you warm.

Toilet tents provide a convenient solution for answering nature's call in the great outdoors. Dry toilets, in particular, offer a highly sanitary approach. By digging a pit and utilizing mud and a shovel, you can easily cover up your waste. This method ensures cleanliness and hygiene while camping or exploring in the forest. 

Remember to pack essential toiletries to complete your outdoor bathroom kit and maintain proper personal hygiene during your adventures. With these practices in place, you can enjoy nature while also respecting it.

Layer Up From Head To Toe
Eat Full Meals, never sleep empty stomach
You can keep warmee (if you’re more susceptible to cold).
Use sleeping bag in right way and don’t leave free space in sleeping bag.

For upper body
– Thermal layer
– T-shirt (full-sleeves)
– Fleece T-shirt (for extreme colds)
– Fleece layer
– Thick Jacket/Down Jacket
– Waterproof or Windproof layer (outermost layer, when it is snowing or raining)
- For Lower Body
– Thermal layer
– Hiking pants (normal) or Winter hiking pants

Based on how warm you feel you can skip any of the above layers. Your outer later should be windproof since it is windy at high altitude.
The idea behind layering is that the more insulation you have the less cold you feel, and instead of wearing a very thick jacket if you wear multiple layers, your body will be better insulated against the cold.

Yes, we provide micro spikes and gaiters, if required.

Mandatory documents: 2 xerox of ID having address (addhar card/driving license), 2 Passport size photographs, hard copy Medical form signed & sealed by doctor, disclaimer form sign by trekker and high altitude insurance.

No. We don’t but we can suggest you good hotel/Stay nearby pick up location.

Yes, trekker must carry 2 water bottles 1 litre each so they can refill it at campsite for drinking and keep themselves hydrate.

You should buy shoes which has these three features –Good grip, Ankle Support and additional water resistant layers. Generally, we advise Quechua Trek 100, MH 500 and MH 100.

Your return transport is also included in trek fee if you're opting for service Dehradun to Dehradun ; we use Tempo Traveller/ Tata Sumo/Max/Boloero kind of vehicle.

No one is forced to go on. There is always enough staff to split the party according to need and regroup later at the camp. Most people have no trouble reaching the highest campsite. If some members decide not to climb the final distance they can wait for the climbers to come back down the same way or take a lateral path to the descent route.

We always have a first aid kit close at hand. Serious injuries are rare. Porters will assist injured climbers to the base of the mountain and onward to a clinic or hospital. Kilimanjaro International Airport is very near Marangu Gate if evacuation to the US or Europe is advisable.

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.

Cardiovascular Endurance 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.

Stamina 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.

Flexibility 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.

Physical Fitness

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.

Altitude Acclimatization

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 Preparation

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.

Training Treks

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.

Immediate Descent 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:

Gradual Ascent 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.

Acclimatization Days 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.

Stay Hydrated Drink plenty of fluids to stay well-hydrated. Dehydration can worsen altitude sickness symptoms. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, as they can contribute to dehydration.

Nutritious Diet 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.

Medication 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.

Sleep 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.

Stay Warm 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.

Clothing 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.

Climbing Gear 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.

Technical Equipment 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.

Camping Gear 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.

Technical Clothing 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.

Personal Items 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.

Cold-Weather Gear 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.