Mera Ski-Expedition | Ski-Mountaineering

  • Duration21 Days
  • GradeStrenuous
  • Max. Altitude6470 m.
  • AccommodationHotel | Camping
  • Best SeasonAll
  • Group Size2-15

Mera Peak is a popular trekking peak in Nepal that stands at 6470 meters and is the tallest trekking peak in the world. It is officially the highest trekking mountain authorized by the government of Nepal. Mera Peak stands at the south of Mount Everest and dominates the deserted valleys of Hongu and Hinku. The mountain has three summits: North (6,476 m), Central (6,470 m), and South (6,061 m). However, the government recognized the central peak as the permitted one. The climb to Mera Peak provides stunning views of five 8000-meter summits: Everest 8848 m, Kanchenjunga 8586m, Lhotse 8516 m, Makalu 8485m, and Cho Oyu 8201m, and numerous other peaks in the Everest region. Climbing Mera Peak in Nepal is regarded as a moderately adventurous, rather, incredibly rewarding experience in climbing. This climbing provides an excellent experience of intermediate peak climbing, making it accessible to travelers worldwide.

The mountain was first climbed by Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing in 1953, as part of the Everest expedition. The route to the mountain includes passes – Zatra La and Mera La. The routes get gentler and less steep as you reach Mera Peak. Despite the elevation, the trek from Kothe to Khare is actually pretty simple and pleasant. Going up the river valley to Kothe with these majestic peaks all around you is an experience beyond description. 

Mera Peak skiing is the ultimate Himalayan adventure. A challenging high-altitude trek and mountaineering experience while descending down in Ski. This adventure is for beginners and professionals. Mera Peak's ski slope is not difficult or steep. Skiing at Mera Peak is one of the most thrilling adventure sports. Skiing in the Himalayas might be every adventurous skier's dream. The only way to experience Himalayan high-altitude ski-mountaineering is to climb to the peak and ski down. Mera Peak is skiable year-round.

Mountain Facts

  • Elevation: 6470 meters; 21,246 feet
  • Basecamp: 5200 meters; 17,060 feet 
  • Location: Solukhumbu, Makalu (Latitude: 27°42' 33"N; Longitude: 86°52' 06"E)
  • Range: Mahalangur Himalaya 
  • Classification: Trekking Peak 6000er 
  • Standard Climbing Route: N Face Route

Trip Facts

  • Duration: 21 days
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Climb Grade: Strenuous
  • Best Season: Winter(Dec-Jan)
  • Activities: Trekking, Skiing & Mountaineering
  • Meal Plan: Full Board (B/L/D)
  • Accommodation: Hotel (BB), Tea House, and Camping
  • Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus

 

Climbing History of Mera

1953 – First summit of Mera Central by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing

1975 - First summit of Mera North by French climbers Marcel Jolly, G. Baus and L. Honills

2017 -  Hari Budha Magar summited Mera Peak, in doing so he became the first ever double above-knee amputee to climb a mountain over 6,000m in altitude.

 

Our Mera Special

  • Guided by IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide with over 2 decades of experience in Himalayan mountains and treks
  • Customizable package as per your preference and length of stay
  • Comple and entirely legal documentation including permits, special permits, and any other required documents shall be arranged
  • Safety and security during the entire trip is assured
  • Environmentally sustainable and responsible trek and expeditions

Day 1Arrival Day in Kathmandu 1,330 m (4,264 ft)

Day 2Fly to Lukla 2840 m (9320 ft) & trek to Chutanga 3215 m (10,548 ft)

Day 3Rest day for acclimatization

Day 4Trek to Thuli Kharka (4100 m/13,450 ft) via Zatrwa La (4620 m/15,157 ft)

Day 5Trek to Kothe (3590 m/11,778 ft)

Day 6Trek to Thangnak 4350 m (14,272 ft)

Day 7Acclimatization day at Thangnak 4350 m (14,272 ft)

Day 8Trek to Khare 4900 m (16,076 ft)

Day 9Trek to Mera Base Camp 5200 m (17,060 ft)

Day 10Climb to Mera High Camp 5800 m (19,029 ft)

Day 11-14Alpine Ski around high camp while getting back to high camp every evening

Day 15Summit day 6470 m (21,246 ft) and ski down to Base Camp and trek to Khare 4900 m (16,076 ft)

Day 16From Khare to Thangnak 4350 m (14,272 ft)

Day 17Trek to Thasingdingma 3500 m (14,483 ft)

Day 18Trek to Chutanga 3050 m (10,006 ft)

Day 19Trek to Lukla (2840 m/9,320 ft)

Day 20Fly back to Kathmandu (1,330 m/4,264 ft)

Day 21Final Departure

  • Kathmandu Service includes arrival & departure transfers, domestic airport transfers, and three nights in a Kathmandu hotel with breakfast and a welcome dinner.
  • Government fee climbing and ski permit. Includes all the permit charges to climb Mera Peak, including the garbage deposit fee.
  • Trekking service includes all the necessary arrangements required during the Trek: i.e. domestic flight/transfers, accommodation and three meals a day in local lodges, a trekking guide and portage of personal trekking & climbing gear.
  • Basecamp Service includes three-course meals a day and unlimited hot drinks while at basecamp, a required number of kitchen crew with their wages, transfers and insurance, a personal tent and a toilet tent.
  • High camp Service beyond the base camp; includes the necessary number of tents, high-altitude food, cooking pots, epi gas, gas stove, walkie-talkie and a satellite phone.
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa, one Sherpa for two clients, daily wages, load ferry charge, meals, accommodation, flight/transfers and insurance for the expedition duration
  • The price does not include your international airfare, climbing gear, visa fees, evacuation costs, insurance and other personal nature expenses. In addition, the clients are accountable for paying the summit bonus and tips to personal Sherpa once they reach camp II and tipping for the kitchen staff.

USD ACCOUNT

Bank Name: Nepal Investment Mega Bank Limited (NIMB) 

Account Name: Everest Sherpa Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Swift Code: NIBLNPKT

Account No: 13201100003780

The Trekking Day

The day usually begins between 6.30 am and 7.30 am, with breakfast. During breakfast, the crew members make up the loads for the porters. You often start hiking by 7:30 am, though we wait for the sun to warm the air at higher altitudes.

The pace for the day is set at a lower speed. Instead, you will have time to become aware of everything around you and to enjoy it. Our guides are excellent timekeepers but cannot make you rush over the mountains!

The afternoon walk follows a similar pattern to the morning; it is often shorter, and your lodge is usually reached between 4 pm and 5 pm. There is plenty of time to relax or explore the surrounding area until the evening meal is served at about 6.30 pm. After dinner, there is time to chat, read or enjoy a game of cards with our crew. Most members are asleep by 9 pm.

We provide a highly experienced team of IFMGA/UIAGM guides, assistant guides if required, cook and kitchen staff, rope fixing team, and high-altitude workers. Our team is committed to ensuring your safety and satisfaction during your adventure.

The Company offers a variety of trekking, peak climbing, mountaineering expedition, and tour services through its website (everestsherpaexpedition.com).

Our Terms & Conditions contain legal obligations, we encourage you to read them carefully. They form the basis on which bookings are accepted by the Company.

Inquire, Booking & Payment Details

  1. You can make further queries about your desired trip through the “Get a Quote” form available on each trip detail page, we will reply to you within 24 hours with the best possible answer, and the rest of the communication will be through our official mail info@everestsherpaexpedition.com.
  2. To make confirmation of the booking, you need to make a non-refundable deposit prior to your departure date (the prior deposit and amount required to pay will notify you through our official mail because it depends on the season, and the nature of the trip you have chosen).
  3. You can pay non-refundable deposit via wire transfer to our company bank account. Or any payment method that is easy for you. For our banking details see the Bank Details section.
  4. The service charge taken by Bank or service provider during the money transfer whether that is wire transfer or credit card use will be your liability.
  5. The rest amount of the trip needs to pay upon your arrival in Kathmandu before the departure date.
  6. If you are not able to pay the due amount before your trip departure will be treated as the cancellation of the trip.
  7. Unforeseen situations like domestic flight delays, bad weather, and natural disasters causing trip delays are not our responsibilities and additional personal expenses will not be covered by us.

Payment Refunds & Cancellations

  1. If the trip is cancelled 45 days before the trip start, 50% of the deposited amount will be charged, but if the trip is postponed for some other date within 1 year time period, no charge will be made.
  2. If the trip is cancelled two weeks before the departure date, No refund will be made.
  3. If you are not able to continue your trip once it begins because of health or another other situation, no refund will be made.
  4. Trip cancellation because of an unforeseen situation like bad weather, we will assist you to follow other trips because most of the thing required for the trip has already been purchased, and making a refund for such thing is not possible therefore by mutual understanding, a certain percentage of amount will be refunded.

Only Staff Insurance

  1. Our company is responsible to make proper insurance (accident and medical insurance) for all the field staff including guide, cook, Sherpa, kitchen staff, and porters.
  2. We are not responsible for any type of insurance for the clients, therefore, we would like to suggest you to make proper insurance before you travel. If you need to know further about this you can contact us at info@everestsherpaexpedition.com

Disclaimer

  1. Our field leader and guide of the company have full rights to make decisions on changing the trip routes, and walking hours to make your trip comfortable and secure because of bad weather, and health-related issues.
  2. Everest Sherpa Expedition Pvt. Ltd. Can cancel any fixed departure but we will notify you prior to one month. The cancellation of the trip can be because of bad weather, natural disaster, or insufficient group size, all the deposit will be refunded in this case.
  3. It is your responsibility to take care of your valuable belongings in a safe place, if anything went wrong because of your carelessness, we are not responsible for such cases.
  4. Activities like Trekking, peak climbing, and mountaineering in the remote area could have high levels of risk, if anything goes wrong like serious injuries or death (very rare case), the company is not responsible which is beyond anyone’s hands.

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