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We will be staying at Hotel Royal singi Hotel Manaslu or similar hotel 3 star in Kathmandu : and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Discovery Mountain Trek will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.
PHYSICAL CONDITION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Mera Peak 17 days trek is a Hard level trek. Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Annapurna trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is also important that we consult our doctor. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Discovery Mountai Trek before booking the trek.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to trek to the Mera Peak Trek is Spring (February to May) and Autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
LEADER(S) & STAFF ARRANGEMENTS
The most significant thing that makes this trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader(s) and crew members who have the ability of guiding our trek on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of Discovery Mountain leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Discovery Mountain only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings:
We are firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. (International Porters Progress Group.
The Everest Region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as much as we do. Therefore, we believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Discovery Mountain employs a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Discovery Mountain, therefore, enforces a number of do’s and don’ts. Please talk to your trek leader to avoid environmental impacts.
It is a condition upon joining any of Discovery Mountain’s trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.
EQUIPMENTS & PACKING LIST
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Discovery Mountain inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
RUCKSACK AND TRAVEL BAGS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions Company is a trustworthy and registered Company under the laws of Nepal Tourism Industry and accepts your bookings under the following terms and conditions.
All bookings are made with Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions P. Limited, Registered Company Number 161822/073/074 (hereinafter referred to as The Company) whose registered office is The Kapan 14, Kathmandu, Nepal. The Head of The Company is Ang Chhiri Sherpa.
Payments should be wired to one of my following banking Accounts
NCC BANK LIMITED
Current A/c No: 014000136121U
A/c Name: Discovery Mountain Trek & Expedition P.LTD
Bank wire service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.
RISK & RESPONSIBILITY
Your safety and enjoyment is my prime concern. I therefore carry out my responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday trouble – free as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be change under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Discovery Mountain. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.Please note that often the Jomsom to Pokhara flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Discovery Mountain upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc. In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
THE TREKKING GROUP
For this trek there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size but we after years of experience we have found a maximum of twelve people to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to book this trip for a larger group then that can be arranged too.
And I big hope you will have very good trek with enjoyment and run smoothly in advance.
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Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak of Nepal at 6,461 meters. It is situated in the Everest Region reaching up to the valleys of Hongu and Hinku. Climbing this peak requires some technical skills and also demands that you closely follow the instructions given by your personal team leader. Once at the summit, you can have amazing views of eight-thousanders like Cho-Oyu, Everest, Lhotse and Makalu.
Mera Peak climbing adventure from Discovery Mountain Treks is a popular program that takes your trekking in Nepal experience to a new height. In fact, the real gist of this program is the combination of trekking and climbing activities – both in a single program! While this might not be a climbing adventure for beginners, it is indeed a good starting point for amateur climbers who want to have an experience on the higher peaks of Nepal.
The program kicks off with a flight to Lukla. It’s a 40 minute flight from Kathmandu, taking you from the hustle and bustle of the city instantly into the renowned mountain village of Lukla. From Lukla, you will trek through the amazing Khumbu Valley, mountain passes, beautiful forests and glaciers at higher altitudes before ascending Mera Peak via Mera High Camp.
Our experienced team leader will guide you and train you properly along the way for a successful ascent of Mera Peak. They will fix ropes and make the path where necessary. They will also ensure that you are properly acclimatized and are confident enough to take on the challenge. Since your safety is our utmost concern, a climbing program such as this demands extra care and attention. We go through lengths to ensure that you successfully and safely ascend Mera Peak even if you are currently not skilled at climbing. Leave that to our team leaders – they will let you train properly before the attempt.
Book this trip Discovery Mountain Treks early, as the best seasons to climb Mera Peak is in spring and autumn – for a memorable trekking and climbing experience in the Everest Region of Nepal.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our staff will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. You can have the rest of the day to yourself. Later, you’ll be given a brief about the trip ahead.
In the morning, we take a flight from Kathmandu airport to Lukla. The flight takes around 40 minutes, which is scenic. From Lukla, we start our walk towards Paiya. First we go through forests, cross the bridge of Handi Khola before reaching the village of Surke and later to Paiya via Chutok-La. Stay overnight in Paiya at 2,730 meters.
The trek today is five to six hours. Starting from Paiya, we climb down the path, cross a little bridge and head towards Karki-La Pass. Take care as the trail sometimes gets slippery depending upon the weather condition. Trek through some beautiful forests of bamboo and the Valley fo Dudhkoshi until you arrive at Panggom, a village at 2,846 meters – where you will stay for the night.
After an early breakfast, we head towards Ningsow, the next stop on our trail. Passing through Panggom-La Pass, we get on an ascending path and later cross a river named Peseng Kharka Khola. From there, ascend the hill called Peseng Kharka Danda, cross Ningsow Khola, and arrive at Nigsow at an altitude of 2,863 meters. Overnight stay at Ningsow.
We begin the day along an ascending route, followed by a gradual descent until arriving at Ramailo Danda. This hill has wonderful views of Mera and Salpa peaks. On this day you will briefly enter into Makalu-Barun National Park, with chances of seeing a Red Panda. From here, get on the Pasang-Lhamu Trail up to Chhatra Khola, where we stay for the night.
The trek duration today is around six to seven hours. We begin by taking the main trail of Mera Peak, cross Majang Khola and take a route along Hinku Khola. From there the trail turns towards Tashing Ongma, while we continue on the trail. Next, we cross the Sanu Khola before arriving at Kothe. Kothe is at a an altitude of 3,691 meters where we will stay overnight.
Today we trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola beneath the Mera Peak. The trek is short today with less than four hours in total. Arriving at Gondishing, we will take a stop and later walk at a leisurely pace to arrive at the 200 year old Lungsumba Gompa with a mani rock. Leaving behind the Gompa, we continue the trek to reach the high-altitude pasture of Thanknak.
After breakfast, we follow the trails of a moraine to Dig kharka, from where you can have amazing views of Charpate Himal. Our trail then ascends through moraines to the apex of Hunku Nup Glacier and Shar Glacier. Then we climb along a steep trail to Khare at 5,405 meters, where we stay overnight.
Today we take a day of rest for the purpose of acclimatization and let our bodies adapt to the high-altitude environment. On this day, we take short hikes around, and also engage in the training procedure. We will learn to use ropes, Harness, crampon and ice axe. It’s going to be an exciting day learning the basic mountaineering skills.
Start early as we have a difficult walk to Mera High Camp. It takes around six to seven hours through steep trail. First we walk though a trail with boulders to reach Mera Base Camp. With a bries stopover, we trek up to Mera-La Pass and climb further up to the Mera High Camp. From the High Camp, you can enjoy spectacular views of Cho-Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Barutse, Makalu Kanchanjanga and other peaks. Go to sleep early.
Today is an exciting day as will be scaling Mera Peak. The climb up to the summit and back to Khare will take around eight to nine hours. Wake up past midnight (around 1 AM), have a quick breakfast and start the walk toward the peak. The weather will be chilly but as the sun begins to rise over the mountains, it will be a scenery to behold and never forget! Closely follow your team leader as you approach the summit. If needed, he will fix a rope to get to the summit at 6,461 meters. Once there, you will relax in satisfaction, and enjoy great views of the highest mountain range in the world. Later in the morning after your camera batteries have dried up, we will climb down and trek back to Khare.
This extra day is allocated in case of unfavorable weather conditions that might arise at this altitude and then climb has to be shifted for another day. Else, this day can be used resting and enjoying the experience.
Starting from Khare, we will retrace the route to Kothe. It’ll be an enjoyable walk today, taking around five hours to arrive at Khare where we’ll stop for the night.
After a quick breakfast, we start early towards Thuli Kharka. The trail is a gradual uphill climb and later descends across several tributaries of the Inkhu river. We continue along the trail, pass a shorten and descend to Thuli Kharka. The elevation is 4,300 meters, and it takes around six hours to reach from Kothe.
Zatra-La Pass is at an altitude of 4,610 meters. Starting from Thuli Kharka, we will gradually come to Zatra-La pass. Crossing the pass, we will come into the high valley of Lukla, surrounded by Cho-Oyu, Kongde and Numbur peaks, and a number of other giants. The journey today is around six to seven hours; and once at Lukla, relax in a hot bath and enjoy.
Go to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla in the morning, and catch a flight back to Kathmandu. The scenic flight is around 40 minutes, a whisk that will bring you back to bustling Kathmandu.
After breakfast, or on the scheduled time of check-in, we will take you to the airport for your flight ahead.
Great climb of Mera Peak with a breathtaking panorama of Everest and Makalu! Thanks to Chhiri and his team for their perfect organization and their immense kindness! To all, come and discover Nepal with #Discovery Mountain Trek And Expedition !