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Mera Peak Expedition

Mera Peak is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal, which is climbable by people without mountaineering experience. It is situated on the edge of the famous Khumbu region, which is dominated by Mount Everest. Although very high, Mera is a straightforward climb and is frequently ascended by groups and individuals whose only climbing qualifications are that they are very fit and have an out-going sense of adventure.

The Mera Expedition is a high-altitude trek and climb and participants need to be fit and conversant with the use of an ice-axe and crampons. Instruction in the use of these will be given at our base camp near the Mera La if required.

Our expedition to Mera Peak is a complete Nepalese mountaineering adventure. We avoid the usual route to the mountain as we prefer to follow a more esoteric, wilderness trek than that used by others. Our trek to the foot of the mountain takes us through the Nepalese countryside, visiting remote farming communities before crossing steep valleys and then following a high ridge, with magnificent views, towards our final goal.

This route is great not only for the views and enhanced cultural experience but importantly, it allows for a far better rate of acclimatisation than the rapid ascent from Lukla and over the high pass of the Zatrwa La inherent in the average expedition schedule. The benefits offered by our route have been proven many times by western adventure travel companies since 1993 with their repeatedly high rate of success on the mountain as team members are better prepared in terms of acclimatisation and fitness. We also think that our team members value the relative solitude of our trek as this lends itself far better to an enriching wilderness experience. It is by far the best route to the mountain.

Compared to other expeditions where the entire trip is done in 21 days or shorter, our longer itinerary enables us to provide an even better day-to-day itinerary for the expedition. This gives the team greater flexibility in case of adverse weather and allows for a better chance of reaching the summit should such conditions persist.

What The Price Includes

  • Economy class return airfares from Singapore
  • All internal flights and hotel / airport transfers.
  • Accommodation on B&B basis in Kathmandu.
  • All land transfers as prescribed in itinerary
  • All camping equipment ( 2-man tent, foam mattress, toilet tent )
  • All cooking-dining equipment ( dining - kitchen tent, table, chairs, kitchen equipment, eating utensils )
  • All meals during trek
  • Full trekking staff ( English-speaking guide, cook, climbing guides, Sherpa crew, kitchen helpers, porters & or yaks )
  • Provisions for local crew's insurance & clothing allowances
  • All national park entry & conservation area fees, climbing permit fees, porterage costs.
  • Standard tourist-class hotel in Kathmandu on B&B basis
  • Complementary weekly GCS ( Group Conditioning Sessions )
  • Specially prepared 'High Altitude Trekking Trip Guide' loaded with all the info you need to know to prepare for a safe, comfortable & enjoyable time on the trek

What The Price Does Not Include

  • All Singapore & Nepalese airport taxes ( $200 ~ $250 ) & fuel surcharges
  • Nepal entry visa fees USD 30
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance ( ie. $139 AIG TravelAssist )
  • Personal trekking equipment ( hiking boots, fleece jacket, thermals, waterproofs, hat, sun-glasses ... )
  • Rental cost of personal climbing gear ( ice axe, crampons, climbing boots )
  • Acoholic beverages, mineral water & soft drinks
  • Tipping & gratuities to guide & local staff
  • Personal travel insurance, pre-trip medical immunizations, and all expenses of a personal nature
  • Optional trips and sightseeing tours
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Duration: 24 days

Maximum Altitude
6,461-m Mera Central Peak

Grading:

Group Size: Minimum 3, Maximum 10 Persons

Group Size
Prices
09 - 10 persons  
07 - 08 persons  
05 - 06 persons  
04 persons  
03 persons  
* based on expedition-style camping trek arrangement



Day 1
Singapore - Kathmandu
Day 2 At leisure in Kathmandu to prepare for our climb.

Day 3 - 22

( 20 days actual trek )

The first 14 days take us south from the airstrip at Lukla, trekking through beautiful forested hillsides and over several passes before climbing up to the Mera La (5400m).

We shall establish a high-camp at 5,800m on the Mera Glacier, which will shorten the summit day, before we attempt the central summit (6461m) . This is a rewarding experience as it provides glorious views of Nepal and a vista that takes in Kangchenjunga and Makalu to the east and Everest appearing over the massive southern aspect of Nuptse and Lhotse to the north. To the west stand the spires of Ama Dablam and Kang Taiga and in the distance is the mighty bastion of Cho Oyu. This is a fine panorama of many of the world's highest peaks.

The summit climb itself takes the north face glacier in a steady rise to the summit ridge which leads, in an exposed and exciting situation, to the top.

After the mountain has been climbed, we return by a direct route across the Zatrwa La pass (4600m) to Lukla for the flight to Kathmandu.

Day 23 Lukla - Kathmandu
Day 24 Kathmandu - Singapore

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Experience Required
Whilst the mountain poses little technical difficulty, the central summit at 6,461m is a strenuous climb with some short, steeper sections of 35° snow. Ice axe and crampons are required and previous experience of their use is recommended, although not mandatory. A glacier skills training session is built into the itinerary. To have a good chance of success, you must be very fit, healthy and determined, and used to long days out walking in the hills in winter or very cold weather ( -10°C and below ).

Equipment To join the expedition to Mera you need some specialist climbing equipment. A complete climbing equipment and clothing list is included in our specially-prepared 'Trekking Peak Expedition Guide' which will be passed to you after your trip registration and payment of 40% deposit of the trip price.

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