Mera Peak Climbing - 19 Days

Mera Peak has 3 massifs, and they are Mera North (6,476 m), Mera Central (6,461 m), and Mera South (6,065 m). Mera North offers a spectacular view of mountains, such as Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Cho-Oyu (8,201 m), Makalu (8,481 m), and Kanchenjunga (8,586 m). During Mera Peak Climbing, you reach the north massif of Mera Peak. Mera Peak Climbing comes under the category of ‘Technical Climbing.’ That is why, some pre-mountaineering experience is a must.

The professional climbing guide of Ace Holidays will teach you how to use climbing equipment, such as ice axe, crampon, and harness on the base camp. The guide will also brief you on your climbing activities and also expects sound physical fitness from you.

From Lukla, you head off to Mera Peak by following the trekking trail that traverses suspension bridges, stony regions, vast pasture, steeper slopes, wooded region, wild landscapes, blue pine forest, and beautiful rhododendron trees. You also walk through the snow-covered peaks and lateral moraine.

The mountains that you see from the base camp of Mera Peak, are Chamlang, Makalu, Baruntse, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyo, and Kantega. You also traverse the pass, valleys, hillside, villages, rivers, and climb up to Khare. You also walk along the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier. During the walk, you see the interesting view of Mera Peak. As you climb from the base camp to the summit of Mera Peak, you see the stunning view of mountains, rising above 7000 meters, for instance, Chamlang (7290 m) Baruntse (7220 m), and Nuptse. To the west of Nuptse are these peaks: Ama Dablam, Cho Oyo (8153 m) and Kantega. They will impress you enormously.

Day 1

Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu, Nepal. Stay Overnight at a hotel.

Day 2

Fly From Kathmandu to Lukla (2, 804 m) - 35 mins and Trek to Chutok (2, 800 m) - 3 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented camp.

Day 3

Trek to Pangkongma (2, 950 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 4

Trek to Kurke (3, 800 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 5

Trek to Thuli Kharka (4, 200 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 6

Trek to Khothey (3, 600 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 7

Trek to Tangnag (4, 350 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 8

Acclimatization day at Tangnag (4, 350 m). Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 9

Trek to Khare (4, 900 m) - 4 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 10

Trek to Mera La (5, 415 m) and Base Camp (5, 300 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 11

Climb Base Camp to High Camp (5, 800 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 12

Mera Peak (6654 m) and Then Return to Khare (4, 900 m) - 10 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 13

Spare Day in Case of Bad Weather. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 14

Trek to Khothey (3, 600 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 15

Trek to Thuli Kharka (4, 200 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 16

Trek to Lukla (2, 804 m) - 7 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 17

Fly to Kathmandu- 35 mins. Stay Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 18

Leisure Day in Kathmandu. Stay Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 19

Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Step Inside and Experience the Life of the “Mountain People” in the Heart of Himalayas.
  • Remarkable Views of Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu and other Mountains.
  • 3 massifs of Mera Peak: Mera North (6476 m), Mera Central (6461 m), and Mera South (6065 m
  • Mera Peak Summit Ascent
  • A magnificent route via mountain crests through rocky and wild landscapes.
  • The splendid panorama of wooded regions
  • Day 1Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (1,345 m)

    Our airport representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and he/she will be displaying the signboard of Ace Holidays outside the airport terminal. You will be transferred to your respective hotel by the private vehicle.

    Note: We will organize your pre-trip meeting at our office or at your hotel on the same day. In this meeting, you are requested to bring your passport, 3 passport-sized photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance. Also in this meeting, you must clear all due balance, sign a legally binding trip form, and a non–liability disclaimer. In this meeting, you are also requested to ask any questions of your trip. Ace Holidays provides you Duffel Bag and Cap (yours to keep).

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.
    Meals: No Meals

  • Day 2Fly to Lukla (2,804 meters) – 30 mins and Trek to Chutok (2,800 m)- 3 hrs

    In the morning, you will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800 m), and after landing, you will be introduced to your porters, and then you start a trek by following your guide and both of you will head towards Chutok and Chutok La Pass.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Chutok
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 3Trek to Col Khari La (3,081 m) and Pangkongma (2,950 m) – 6 hrs

    After trekking through Col Khari La, you will reach the Khari Khola Valley and Pangkongma, where your guide will set up a camp.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Pangkongma
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 4Trek to Kurke (3,800 m) – 5 hrs

    From Pankongma, you will trek a magnificent route that leads to mountain crests and that leads to rocky and wild landscapes, as well as you will see below the splendid view of wooded regions.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Kurke
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 5 Trek to Thuli Kharka (4,200 m) – 6 hrs

    Today, you will climb up to a pass at 4,400 meters and descend towards Thuli Karkha, which means “vast pasture”.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Thuli Kharka
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 6Trek to Khothey (3,600 m) – 5 hrs

    You descend along the hillside, by pleasant meadows and to the forest of Blue Himalayan Pines and rhododendrons.You will also see the south side of Mera Peak.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Khothey
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 7Trek to Tangnag (4,350 m) – 6 hrs

    You climb the Hinku valley through summer pastures, near Lungsamba, and a narrow valley, which is a wedged between the Kusum Kangru (6369 meters) and the west summit of Mera Peak (6,255 meters).

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Tangnag
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 8Acclimatization Day at Tangnag

    You will acclimatize at Tangnag in order to adjust with thin air at high altitudes.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Tangnag
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 9 Trek to Khare (4,900 m)

    Climb up to Khare along with the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier, you will see the interesting view of Mera Peak.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Khare
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 10Trek to Mera La (5,415 meters) and Base Camp (5,300 m)

    Progressing along with the snowy glacier, you approach the pass, where the slope becomes steep.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Mera Peak Base Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 11Climb from Base Camp to High Camp (5,800 m) – 5 hrs

    Today’s trek is one of the best parts of the trek, for it shows you the stunning view of mountains that are rising above 7000 meters, for examples, Chamlang (7,290 m), Makalu (8,475 m) Baruntse (7,220 m), Everest (8,848 meters), Lhotse (8,501 meters), and Nuptse. To the west are the peaks, such as Ama Dablam, Cho Oyo (8,153 m) and Kantega.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in High Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 12Climb the Summit of Mera peak (6,654 m) and then return to Khare (4,900 m) – 12 hrs

    Start early in the morning depending on the weather condition.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Khare
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 13Spare Day in case of a Bad Weather

    Today is the spare day to climb the peak incase of bad weather.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Khare
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 14 Trek to Khothey (3,600 m) – 6 hrs

    Leaving the mountains behind, you descend through Tangnag, and then you retrace your steps to Khothey.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in Khothey
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 15 Trek to Thuli Kharka (4,200 m) – 6 hrs

    You descend to Thuli Kharka.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp in TThuli Kharka
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 16 Trek to Lukla (2,804 m) – 7 hrs

    You trek from Thuli Kharka to Lukla.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Lukla
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 17Fly to Kathmandu (35 minutes)

    As you fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, you enjoy the glimpse of the mountains from the window of a plane, and when you come out of Tribhuwan International Airport, you will see the vehicle of Ace Holidays, waiting to take you to the hotel.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 18Leisure Day in Kathmandu

    Take a walk in the streets of Thamel or stroll in Basantapur area, and if you are interested in a Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Paragliding, and Shopping, then you can start through Ace Holidays. Stay overnight in a hotel in Thamel. In the evening you will have farewell dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant with some cultural dance program.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

  • Day 19 Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure

    Today is the departure day; therefore, you are picked up from the hotel and transferred to Tribhuwan International Airport on time.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • IMPORTANT NOTE

    During the trip, weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond Ace Holidays can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially changed. If changes are necessary, the leader will decide what is the best alternative for you. Taking this into consideration, as well as the best interests of the whole group, including a change, Ace Holidays will do everything to minimize the effects, but it cannot be responsible for the results, arising from changes or delays.

  • Flight Delays in Lukla

    Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip of Lukla. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights (to and from Lukla) may be canceled due to mountain weather conditions or technical problems. In such a case, Ace Holidays will charter a helicopter for you, so that you are on schedule for your international flight. The helicopter can fly if the visibility is 1500 m, and the twin otter will fly if the visibility is 5000 m, according to Nepal’s Civil Aviation rules.

    The cost of the helicopter fare is payable directly to Ace Holidays’ office in Kathmandu in the event that this service is utilized. US cash, traveler’s cheques, or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only) are accepted. You will be given a receipt upon payment so that you can claim the amount to your travel insurance. The minimum cost will be USD 500 and maximum USD 1500, depending on the number of passengers.

Arrival and Departure

Upon arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you see the guide holding the signboard of Ace Holidays, and your guide accompanies you from the airport to the hotel. Similarly, on the departure day, your guide accompanies you from the hotel to the airport.

Important Note: The local porters at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, may ask tip/money to you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ANY MONEY TO THEM, not even to the person, who is holding Ace Holidays' sign board. Begging is one of the harsh realities of this country, Ace Holidays believes that it should be discouraged. Ace Holidays will also not repay you if you give money to anyone at Tribhuwan International Airport.

Accommodation and Food

Accommodation includes in twin shared rooms in Two to Three Star Hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast and guesthouses and tented camp during the trip. The guesthouses generally provide basic facilities, clean facilities, a mattress, a quilt or a blanket. You may bring your own sleeping bag, but Ace Holidays provides sleeping bag and down jacket which should be returned after the trip.

Most guesthouses cook a delicious range of foods, such as pasta, tuna bakes, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables, and desserts. You’ll find a lot of garlic on the menu, as it helps you to acclimatize against thin air. In many larger villages, you may find meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, hot lemon drinks, soft drinks, and sweets. During the trek, you have to take meals in the same guesthouse, where you have checked – in. This is the rule of the local guesthouse management committee of the Everest Region.During the climbing, you will be provided typical Nepali, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, and Chinese foods. All these foods will be cooked by the cooks of Ace Holidays.

A Typical Day on the Trail

You will have a hearty breakfast between 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. before you start a trek. At the right moment, you pack your bags and then head off to the dining hall. After approximately 2-3 hours of trekking, you will have your lunch somewhere on the trail. After a good lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more on the trail before reaching your stopping place. Throughout the day, you will take frequent breaks and admire the fascinating mountains views. You also take plenty of pictures, which are backed up by the incredible panoramic mountains, rivers, landscapes, prayer flags, temples, shrines, cairns, and monasteries. Once you arrive at your tea house, you take a brief rest, shower, and have a light snack, a tea or coffee. If you are so inclined to natural beauty, you may take a short walk through the village and surrounding neighborhoods. After checking into your rooms, you have time to read or chat with fellow trekkers or with your crew members. Enjoying a warm dinner in a cozy dining hall, your trek leader briefs you on the next day's itinerary. You also give breakfast order which allows you to have everything ready for the next morning. Extra time can be spent on reading and playing cards. Ace Holidays' Sherpas love to teach various Nepali card games to you. Finally, you head off to bed at 8 p.m.

The Group Size

Minimum group size for this trip is 2 people to maximum 14 people, the average number is normally 8 people. Ace Holidays provides 1 lead guide, 1 assistant guide (if the group size is 6 or more), Ace Holidays assigns 1 porter for 2 trekkers.

Acclimatization

All Ace Holidays' itineraries are planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast can lead you to AMS. The higher the altitude, the less the oxygen. For example, at an altitude of 5000 m, there is 50% less oxygen. Therefore, your body needs to adapt to an environment, which has less oxygen. So, for a safe trek and climb, it is essential for you to acclimatize. Sensible planning is, therefore, required to minimize the risk of AMS. Ace Holidays advises all its trekkers and climbers, who have heart, lungs or blood pressure problems to consult with their doctors before they begin their trips. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are the symptoms of AMS. Check out our “High Altitude Sickness Page (link)”. Ace Holidays' itineraries have been designed to prevent AMS as much as possible. But it is important to remember that some trekkers and climbers are more vulnerable to AMS than others.

Guides and Staffs Arrangements

Skilled, experienced, and helpful trek leaders make your trip smooth. Ace Holidays carefully select these leaders on the basis of their appropriate experience, skills and personal aptitudes. With an object of serving local communities, Ace Holidays only employs local staffs who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local regions.During the expedition, you will have 1 expedition leader and porters (1 porter for 2 climbers), and you will also have other helpers as per your requirements. The trek, tour, and expedition leaders of Ace Holidays have undergone the following training:

-Intensive First Aid Training
-Trekking Guide Training
-Climbing Guide Training
-Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
-English Language Course
-Conservation and Biodiversity
-Rock climbing, Ice climbing and Mountain climbing (for expedition leaders)

Porter Care

Ace Holidays ensures that all its porters are well treated and well paid; Ace Holidays also supports the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) and improves the conditions of the porters.

Responsible Tourism

Ace Holidays gives the topmost priority on the rules and regulations of the International Tourism. It also helps the undeveloped trekking regions of Nepal financially. It also preserves the Himalayas for the future tourists.

Best Seasons

Autumn (September to December) and Spring (February to June) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Trekking in Summer or Monsoon (June to Aug) will be affected by rain, but Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

Change on the Itinerary

Your safety is of paramount concern when you travel with Ace Holidays. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if there is an issue of safety concern. Since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, Ace Holidays cannot guarantee that you 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 your plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Giving to the Local Community

Ace Holidays works closely with local community and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal, a non-political and non-profit social organization. Ace Holidays also supports the remote villages of Gorkha and other parts of Nepal through donation, sponsorship programs and various projects.

Donation
Ace Holidays donates a percentage of its business profit on a yearly basis, and it also supports the ongoing maintenance cost of the local schools and community-based schools of the Gorkha District.

Sponsorship
One of the major activities of the Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Ace Holidays.

Partnership for Volunteering Program
The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace Holidays and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capitals for education, health and community development in Arupokhari village of Gorkha district, western Nepal. For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website www.sambhavnepal.org

Equipment and Packing List

The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items are of individual interests and choices. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas.

In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters and personal belongings that you may need for the day like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by yourself. So, you are briefed to pack items in two different bags before the trek.

Ace Holidays will supply complimentary water proof duffel bag, which you can use on the trek and is carried by a porter. This duffel bag is a gift to you from Ace Holidays. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them later after the trek.

Please note that the luggage have a weight limitation of approximately 33 pounds or 15 kg for the flight to and from Lukla.

All the equipments like Base camp tents, kitchen accessories and all the group climbing equipments ( climbing rope, ice screw, snow bar, ice hammer) is provided by the company.

    Climbing Gears

    The Climbing equipments are much more expensive to buy. So, please let us know if you want to rent the equipments at the additional cost of USD 250 per person. The following equipments are essential for climbing Island peak.

  • 1 Pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners
  • 1 Pair of crampons (steel, no aluminum)
  • 1 Alpine climbing harness
  • 1 Mountaineering axe with leash (sized properly for your height)
  • 1 Ascender (right or left handed as appropriate)
  • 1 Belay device (Black Diamond ATC or ATC Guide are good options)
  • 2 D-Shaped locking carabiners
  • 2 Non-locking carabiners
  • 1 Pair expedition style gaiters (ensure fit over your boots)
  • Neck gaiter
  • Ski goggles (optional)
  • Climbing helmet (optional)
  • Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Glacier glasses-100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere, which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness.
  • Lower Body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
  • 1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool)
  • Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Climbing stick
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • Toiletaries

  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Hygeine

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Extras/Luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • iPod
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Swimming customs (for Kathmandu)
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket Rental

    You can rent the good sleeping bag and down jacket from Ace Holidays. The price is USD 25 per person for the each item, total USD 50 per person for both items for the entire trip.
  • First Aid Kit

    Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit bag.
  • Additional Information

    Have more questions and if you wish to discuss any aspects of this trip or your suitability for it, please visit our FAQs page tab or contact us.

Ace Holidays has stated the price per person below. Group Discounts of 5 % to 15% is available for booking of 4 or more than 4 persons. A group booking of 12 or more people is subjected to a maximum discount with an availability of a free trip to 1 person. You can also customize a trip, according to your requirements.

Small Group Journey - The departure dates currently available to join our fixed group departure

No Fixed Departure Dates are available for this Package.

Private Journey - Customize the Suitable Date for You

Ace Holidays understands that some clients want their trips to be a private affair, so that it would enable them to spend some of their memorable moments with their near and dear ones at their own Schedule. Considering this, Ace Holidays organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.

Private Journey

Tailor Made Journey - Itinerary Personalized According to Your Specifications

You can also use this trip as a base for a tailor-made itinerary. For example, you could add on more time exploring the Kathmandu Valley or relaxing in Pokhara, or add some wildlife safaris in Chitwan or Bardia National Parks. You can also adjust the trekking route and add some exciting white water rafting on the Seti River, the Trisuli River or the Bhote Koshi River. To discuss your ideas or to get some suggestions from the specialists of Ace Holidays, please fill in our tailor-made form.

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Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up / drop off, Hotel pick up / drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a two or three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included .
  • Standard Meals (Breakfast, Luynch and Dinner) during trekking and climbing.
  • Lodges, Guesthouses and tented camp accommodation during the trek (Trekking Guesthouse in twin sharing and occasionally dormitory style).
  • Local Ace Holidays licensed English speaking trek and climb guides.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek and climb.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking, climbing permit.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu including airport departure tax.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • Free Ace Holidays' duffel/kit bag, sun hat and T-shirt (yours to keep).
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Other official expenses.
Cost Does Not Include
  • Lunch and dinner cost you roughly US $ 10 to US $ 15 per day in Kathmandu. In trek, meals and drinks cost you roughly US $ 30 to US $ 40 per day
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation. (See Secure Insurance Page)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax (See Track Nepal Flights Page).
  • Nepal Entry Visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 and US $ 100 respectively. Please bring 2 passport size photos).
  • Tips for trek guides, tour guides, climbing guides, and porters.
  • Any other expense, which is not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Step Inside and Experience the Life of the “Mountain People” in the Heart of Himalayas.
  • Remarkable Views of Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu and other Mountains.
  • 3 massifs of Mera Peak: Mera North (6476 m), Mera Central (6461 m), and Mera South (6065 m
  • Mera Peak Summit Ascent
  • A magnificent route via mountain crests through rocky and wild landscapes.
  • The splendid panorama of wooded regions

How far have you done Mera Peak Climbing successfully?

We have 98% successful rate and 90% safety records

How do I book the trip?

To secure your booking, we require you to fill in and return the final booking form. The word or PDF version of final booking form will be sent to you via e-mail then you can e-mail or fax the complete booking form. In addition, we also require minimum 30% per person deposit to guarantee your place as it enables us to make the pre-arrangements on your behalf. The remaining 70% can be paid when you arrive in Kathmandu. The deposit can be paid by the bank transfer or credit cards (Master, Visa or American Express cards). There will be 4% bank levy for all the payments done by the cards.

What type of shape do I need to be, is this trip for me?

Mera Peak is a technical peak, and you need a good stamina for a long day effort. Previous experience is a must, you must know how to use climbing equipment, such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons, etc. Ace Holidays recommends that you should begin training at least three to four months before your departure to Nepal. As guidelines, you should do an aerobic exercise, bushwalk, and uphill and downhill walks.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

Yes, the airport representative of Ace Holidays will come to pick you up at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace Holidays' sign board outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by the tourist vehicle of Ace Hoilidays.

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu,in trekking and in climbing?

Ace Holidays uses 2 or 3 star hotels in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast. Along the trekking routes, Ace Holidays uses teahouses/lodges, tented camp which provide basic clean facilities, a mattress, and a quilt or blanket. Ace Holidays also offers you sleeping bags and down jackets. Sleeping bag has to be returned after the trip.The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In teahouses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission. The toilet in teahouses provides essential and basic facilities and is always located outside the room.

What sort of food can I expect in trekking and climbing?

Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat(rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it helps you to combat against Altitude Mountain Sickness. In many larger villages, you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, and soft drinks. Each day, you will have dinner and breakfast at a lodge, where you stay, but you will have lunch on the way. During climbing and at the Island Peak base Camp, Ace Holidays' cook make Italian, Chinese, Continental, and Indian foods.

What is the best season for this trekking?

March to November

What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you have?

The temperature of the sleeping bags is -10 deg Ace Holidays provides liner or extra blanket if the sleeping bag is not warm enough for you.

Does this trip run even if I am alone?

Yes, it runs even if you are alone.

What safety equipment do your guides carry during the trek in order to deal with sickness and accidents?

The guides of Ace Holidays carry first aid kit bags and mobiles during the trek. Guides also carry satellites phones while trekking in remote areas, which are out of reach of telecommunication. They are well trained to deal with altitude mountain sickness, as well.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu Nepal?

Yes, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and USD 100 respectively. Please bring 1 passport size photo

I am a Vegeterain, is that a Problem ?

No problem at all. Ace holidays always suggest its clients to eat vegetables in the mountain because the non-vegetarian meals are not really that hygienic to eat.

Does your trekking guide and climbing guide have certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center? Have they received first aid training for high altitude?

Yes, they have all received trekking guide certificates and climbing guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center of Kathmandu. They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).

Does Ace Holidays provide tented camp at the Island Peak Base Camp

YES, Ace Holidays does provide a tented camp, which has a capacity for 2 people.

Is there any communication facilities while I am on trekking and climbing?

Yes. There is, for examples, there are telephones in some villages, from where, you can make international calls and pass the mobile number of your guide to your family for the callback. From the trekking trail, you can also make a call from the guide’s mobile, and you can pay him or her later in the Nepales. During climbing, Ace Holidays uses SAT Phone.

Can I use credit cards during trekking?

No. You can only use the Nepalese currency. That is why, before trekking, you should change your currency into the Nepalese currency. There are lots of banks, ATMs and money exchange counters nearby your hotel in Kathmandu.

How much additional money do I need per day?

While trekking, you need roughly USD 20 to USD 30 per day for meals.

Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

Ace Holidays recommends you to tip about 10% to 15% of the total trip cost to the guides and porters (60% to the guide and 40% to the porters). The tip should reflect the level of satisfaction.

How much do I have for shower along the trek?

In major places, Ace Holidays provides accommodation in guesthouses with hot shower. And in the rest of the places, Ace Holidays provides bucket water for shower. This shower costs you from USD 3 to USD 4.

Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do I have to carry gears by myself?

Yes, Ace Holidays uses yaks or porters in the trek, but you have to carry all your personal belongings, such as camera, water bottle, sunscreen cream, etc in your daypack by yourself

Can I add extra days to my trip?

Yes, you have plenty of options and choices to extend your trip.. For more information, please check our special trips.

What immunizations will I need?

Vaccaination is not complusory, but it is better if you vaccinate against diphtheria, hepatitis, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Ace Holidays would like to know your blood group because it is important in case of emergency. Please tell Ace Holidays if you are suffering from any disease.

Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

Yes. You can. For more information, please check our Trip Extension in our website. If you want to extend your trip, then please inform to the operation manager of Ace Holidays, or please inform to the Managing Director of Ace Holidays through your trekking guide, or through his mobile number.

Do you use yaks/porters in the trek, or do I have to carry all of my gears by myself?

Yes, we use yaks or porters in the trek, and you have to carry all your personal belongings, such as camera, water bottle, sunscreen cream, etc in your daypack by yourself.

What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you lend to trekkers?

The temperature rating of the sleeping bags that we provide are about -10 deg C, we also provide liner or extra blanket if the sleeping bag is not warm enough for you.

I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?

Yes, you have plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after trekking. For information, please visit our Trip Extension Page.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu Nepal?

Yes, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.(Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 and US $ 100 respectively. Please bring 2 passport size photos)

What vaccination will I need?

Vaccaination is not complusory, but it is better if you vaccinate against diphtheria, hepatitis, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. We would like to know your blood group because it is important in case of emergency. Please tell us if you are suffering from any disease.

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