Mera Peak difficulty
Mera peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. The climbing route is not technically difficult, so this peak is one of the ideal options for new climbers. With some climbing training and proper acclimatization, one can climb Mera peak without any issues.
You have to be prepared physically and mentally to be at a high altitude in one of the world's remotest parts. Even though Mera peak lets you skip the advanced climbing part, the long walking hours and limited facilities make the overall journey challenging.
The terrain is rough and steep. There are long ascends & descends involved along the trekking route. You can do Mera peak climbing smoothly with a properly planned itinerary and an experienced climbing crew.
Altitude sickness occurs when people are not used to high altitudes, and they quickly go from a lower elevation to a higher elevation (2,500 m or above). You do not have to worry about altitude sickness because we have ample rest days in our Mera peak climbing itinerary.
Our crew will make sure your body sees a constant increase in elevation every day and adjust properly before pushing towards high camps.
Some early symptoms of altitude sickness you should know are difficulty in breathing, insomnia, headache, no appetite, dizziness, etc. Walk at your pace, eat nutritious food, and drink plenty of water. Do not smoke or drink anything with alcohol.
Training for the Mera Peak climbing
To climb Mera Peak, first, you have to be an experienced trekker, and second, you have to give yourself a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks for the training period. Previous high altitude trekking up to 5,500 m will help you a lot in acclimatization and long walking hours (6-8 hours).
Training on endurance and strength is crucial. Building core calves will prepare your legs for uphill walks. You can even cycle uphill or swim to build your endurance.
Running will also help you prepare for the expedition. Start with 5 km and increase to 10 km after a month and try running with at least a 7 kgs backpack to build your strength.
Our team will help you with preparation and help you get ready with the needed mindset for the expedition. Similarly, we will help you with packing and buying the necessary clothing/gear for climbing Mera Peak.
Last Minute Booking for Mera Peak climbing
100% of the Mera peak climbing cost needs to be made for a last-minute booking. It will help us do necessary accommodation reservations in Kathmandu and along the trekking route.
Along with the deposit, details like gender, nationality, date of birth, passport number, and passport expiry date are also needed. You need to send us a soft copy of the passport with other details.
For more information regarding the last-minute booking, feel free to talk with us.
Best time to climb Mera Peak
The best time to climb Mera peak is in spring- March to early May. It's the mountaineering season in the Himalayas. Thanks to the stable weather in spring, there are no delays in flights, and you'll be able to push to the summit as per your itinerary.
We do keep a reserve contingency day if any unseen event occurs during the climbing period. You can also plan to climb Mera peak in autumn- October to November. This is another great time of the year for excursions in the Himalayas.
Accommodation & Meals
Meals during the climbing period are prepared by skilled and experienced expedition cooks. The food we provide will be hygienic, and nutritious and will help maintain your diet. We provide all kinds of food, including continental, Nepali, Tibetan, etc.
Breakfast includes porridge, egg, bread, and so on. A number of the items in the lunch contain rice, lentils, beans, greens, chapattis, bread, and tinned meat and fish. For desserts, tea or coffee or fresh fruits are provided. For the main meal, there is local Dal Bhat. Chinese and continental dishes like pizza, pasta, noodles, etc, are served occasionally.
The accommodation includes Hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast. Lodge accommodation will be provided from Paiya (first night stop) to Lukla (ending point of the journey). From Mera peak base camp and here onwards, we will use alpine tents with a full board basis.
Travel insurance is an essential part of our Mera peak climbing. We do need well-covered travel insurance with emergency evacuation for the Mera expedition.
Your travel insurance should consist of the following things:
- Medical rescue and treatment: It is necessary for all the people going on mountain expeditions to have insurance cover for emergency evacuation and medical treatment as medical evacuation in remote places, where there is no transportation available is very expensive. The clients need to get fully insured.
- Travel protection: Insurance having travel protection helps you cover all the trip deposits that are non-refundable in case you might have to cancel the trip. The policy can also help when your flight gets delayed due to insured events like natural disasters, bad weather, political disturbance, etc.
- Lost or delayed baggage: Most travel insurance also covers the lost or delayed baggage cost. However, there is a limit to how much it covers. Check with your travel insurance provider.
Climbing Tips (electricity, internet, ATM, luggage, tipping, personal expenses)
- Do not wear a new pair of shoes while hiking or climbing. It may give you blisters and make long walks uncomfortable. If you are buying new trekking/climbing shoes, then wear them a few times before the journey begins.
- There are charging stations in all the lodges. You can charge your devices by paying a little money. From base camp onwards, carry a solar charger to charge your devices.
- There is no ATM on the Mera peak climbing route, so withdraw cash in Kathmandu to use while trekking.
- To have a better internet facility get a Nepal sim with a data pack and use it on the trail. The connection may not be stable all the time because of elevation.
- All of our heavy trekking & climbing gears are carried by porters. You can carry a daypack to keep essentials with you.
- Our Mera peak climbing cost does not contain tips. Feel free to tip our crew members at the end of the trip if you are happy with their work.
- Make a budget to use additional services on the trail, do shopping in Kathmandu, buy intentional flight tickets to/from Kathmandu, etc.