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MERA PEAK 6476m/21242ft.(Climbing)

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Enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Kangchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7855m), Chamlang (7319m).

Cross Mingbo La (5815m/19074ft) walking through the Hinku Valley.

View the fantastic South Face of Ama Dablam while crossing Mingbo La.

Mera peak (6476m) is famed for the little technical difficulty required to climb it considering its considerable altitude. This peak rises to the South of Everest and dominates the beautiful and remote valleys of Hinku and Hongu. The ascent to this peak is made from the Mera La pass (5415m) on the Northern Face, which connects the unpopulated valley of Hongu to the Hinku valley. The late Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tensing were the first climbers to conquer Mera Peak following this very route on 20th May 1953.

The trek begins in Lukla (after a short flight from Kathmandu). From Lukla six days of trekking will se you through fascinating Sherpa Villages to Mera Base Camp (5099m) situated at the base of an immense glacier leading to the Mera La Pass.

As the ascent continues two more High Base Camps are set up at 5385m (a little below Mera La) and a higher one at 5800m from where the summit ascent can be attempted. Mera has two distinct summits, the main one being the Northern Summit (6476m), which is reached by skirting the Central Summit (6461m) and following a classic snow ridge to the top. Even though the climb is technically straightforward, there are some crevasses to manoeuvre and the route can be long and demanding after a fresh snowfall. The climb from Mera La to the Summit is gradual with outstanding mountain panoramas of the Eastern Nepal Himalayas always in sight. The peaks visible include Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Kangchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7855m) and Chamlang (7319m) amongst many others. After the climb, you return to Lukla, from where you can fly back to Kathmandu.

 
  MERA PEAK 6476m/21242ft.(Climbing)
  Fixed Departure Autumn 11Sept 2007.
   
  Itinerary:
   
 

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 Guided tour of the city sights and scenes of Kathmandu.
Day 3 Morning flight to Lukla/Preparedly
Day 4-7 Trek to Thule Kharka
Day 8 Thule Kharka for Acclimatization
Day 9-13 Trek to Mera Base Camp
Day 14-17 Mera Peak climbing
Day 18-20 Trek to Pangboche via Mingbo La La(5815m/19073ft
Day 21 Trek to Namche
Day 22 Trek to Lukla
Day 23 Fly to Katmandu

 
  Cost
  Cost: US$2500 €1935 £1315 A$3218
 

Grade:

Strenuous

Duration:

23 days

Operation:

Camping / Tea House

Group Size:

Min 2 & Max 12.

 
   
  You might have questions with regards to exactly what you are paying and what other benefits you have while travelling with Himalayan Glacier. As your venture operator we consider as many benefits to include in the total price. You have a choice of arranging your own place of stay in Kathmandu; we will just greet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel. Just drop us a line or e-mail us if you’d like us to take care of your hotel reservation.
   
  Cost includes:
   
 
  1. All domestic flights, buses and cars as per itinerary
  2. Pre-trip services & advice.
  3. All permits such as National park, Trekking Permit, ACAP, Climbing permits as described in the itinerary.
  4. All hygienically prepared meals such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner while you are on the trek.
  5. Use of boiled water reduces mountain pollution and saves money. We provide you with boiled water.
  6. Down sleeping bags and jackets.
  7. Free gear bag for your things; use this as a souvenir at home.
  8. Good quality climbing equipment for peak climbing except for expeditions above 6500m.
  9. High quality tents, mattresses, pillows and kitchen equipment for treks that require camping.
  10. Medical Kit Bag for every trek.
  11. First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking guide.
  12. Domestic airport tax.
  13. All private transportation by car, bus and plane.
  14. Porters as required.
  15. We provide our staff with insurance, a well-paid salary, high altitude equipment, food and accommodation.
  16. Rescue arrangements if necessary. We do not cover the expenses!
  17. High altitudes chamber bags (PAC) for high altitudes treks, expeditions, Mt. Kailash tours and long private Tibet Tours.
  18. Group celebration dinner
    10 % VAT and 2% TSC.
   
  Cost does not includes
  1. International airfare to/from home city;
  2. Food and Accommodation while you are not on the trek/tour/safari.
  3. Nepal entry visa costs (~$30.00 p.m).
  4. Visa extension fees.
  5. International Airport departure tax.
  6. Excess baggage charge.
  7. Travel, trek and expedition medical and evacuation insurance.
  8. Emergency evacuation charges, if required.
  9. Personal expenses (e.g. phone calls, laundry, alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, souvenirs, etc.).
  10. Tips for the staff because it is the sign of the guest’s happiness at the end of the trip. The customary word used is "Bakshis".
  11. Any loss due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, road blockage due to landslide, etc.
 
 
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