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Mera Peak Climbing Cost

5 Mar 2020 pcn pcn

Mera Peak Climbing Cost

One of the highest trekking peaks of Nepal, Mera Peak Climbing (6476m). It includes three major summits. At an altitude of 6476 meters, Mera North, at an altitude of 6461 meters, Mera Central and at an altitude of 6065 meters, Mera South.

With the Mera Peak Climbing Cost ranging from $2000-$2500, this peak provides you with a great climbing experience if you are still learning. With awesome views of the mountains surrounding it like the Everest. Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu, Mera Peak Climb is a versatile climb with not only experience but also great views.

Great for beginner climbers with not much experience but full of passion, this peak climb provides you with the best views of the tallest mountains in Nepal. Along with the great view, the cultural diversity and the religious monasteries on the way are popular among the trekkers.

Highlights

  • With an altitude of 6476 meters, it is the highest trekking peak in Nepal.
  • The perfect destination for learner climbers without much experience but the passion to climb a peak. Technical knowledge is not required.
  • Mera Peak has become one of the famous climbing peaks in Nepal. With five of the world’s tallest mountain peaks in its periphery, namely, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt.Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu and other glorious mountains, it has become everyone’s center of attention.
  • Mera Peak Trekking provides you with a wide range of attractions like the Sherpa cultural villages and the religious vibes from ancient Buddhist Monasteries.
  • The beautiful scenes of the Glaciers and rugged terrain will leave you breathless. The beautiful and uninhabited Hinku Valley, with its unique flora and fauna, has also become a major source of attraction for many tourists.
  • Three main summits of Mera Peak CLimb: Mera North at 6476m, Mera Central at 6461m, and Mera South at 6065m.
  • Breathtaking views of the Himalayan Panorama during either Spring in the months of March, April, May, or Autumn in the months of September, October, November.

Cost inclusions

Mera Peak Climbing Cost

The total Mera Peak Climbing Cost includes various other cost factors. The permit costs, food and accommodation costs, cost of equipment, personal costs are all included in the total cost of Mera Peak Climbing.

Permit costs

You will need a climbing permit for the Mera Peak Climbing as per the Nepal Mountaineering Association. This is included in the total Mera Peak Climbing Cost. The climbing permit fees differ in different seasons based on the popularity of the climb.

The price of Mera Peak Climbing permit during Spring i.e., from the months March to May, is USD250.

However, during autumn in the months of September to November, it will cost you around USD 125.

During Winter in the months of December, January, and February and Summer in the months of June, July, and August, the permit fee is around USD 70.

These prices are set by the National Mountaineering Association based on the popularity of the climb.

Apart from the Mera Peak Climbing Permit from the NMA, you will also require Local Area PErmit to make the Climb along with Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit.

The Local Area Permit will cost you around $20 (NRS 2000).

The price of Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit differs based on your nationality.

The cost for SAARC Nationals is NRS 1500 with NRS 165 as VAT charge, which is approximately USD 15.

The cost for citizens of other nationalities is NRS 3000 with NRS390 as VAT charge, i.e., approximately USD 30.

You will also need Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit, which will cost NRS 1500 with NRS 165 as VAT charge, which is approximately USD 15 for SAARC nationals. However, the cost for citizens of other nationalities is NRS 3000 with NRS390 as VAT charge, i.e., approximately USD 30.

Food

Spending the first two days in Kathmandu provides you with a wide range of food choices. You can enjoy lavish restaurants and modern dishes from around the world or even the traditional Nepali meals. A standard meal in Kathmandu ranges from anywhere around $3 to $30 based on your preferences on the restaurants and cuisine.

During the climb, your food choices will be limited towards tea houses and cafes. The trails are filled with tea houses that provide you with the famous masala tea, which costs around $2-$4. The basic meal you will be provided with during the trek and climb is Dal-Bhat-Tarkari.

This is the traditional Nepali dish consisting of steamed rice and lentils and green vegetables or other seasoned vegetables with pickles. This, along with roti and noodles and momos, are the famous food you will find in the cafes or tea houses on the road. This ranges from $3-$6 per plate.

Reaching Namche Bazaar, you get to taste fresh bread and pastries and varieties of tea, coffee, and other drinks.

However, during your climb, you will be eating food cooked on the various stops if you are not staying at tea houses or lodges.

Accommodation

Reaching Kathmandu, you will have a wide range of options for staying in Kathmandu. Based on your preferences and standards, you can get yourself a nice hotel room for $15-$250 per night.

However, reaching Lukla, your accommodation choices are limited to teahouses till Khare. You will be provided dorm rooms or rooms with shared twin beds. You can share the room with a group. These rooms cost you around $2-$6 per night. The rooms will provide you with a warm blanket and clean sheets and a bed.

You can get a luxury room for yourself where you won’t have to share it with others, but it will cost you more. You will have to pay extra for hot showers and other personal services.

Reaching higher levels of the climb, you will have to spend your nights inside a trekking tent. The trekking tent costs you around $120-$200 based on the quality, size, brand, and durability.

Equipment

Your safety and comfort are of utmost importance. So you should get yourself the best equipment and prepare yourself for the climb. The Mera Peak Climbing cost also includes the cost of the equipment you will need during your climb.

With the climb being in isolation and at an altitude, you should take better care of your equipment and not act recklessly. The climb is physically challenging, but with the right equipment, you can make it to the top in no time.

The climb is at a 40-degree angle, but as you reach the top, you will need ropes and harness along with ice peaks. So here is the list of all the equipment you will need during your climb to Mera Peak.

  1. Carabiner ($8-$12)
  2. Crampons ($9-$15)
  3. Ascender($25-$70)
  4. Descender ($50-$70)
  5. Ice axe ($80-$150)
  6. Helmet ($40-$200)
  7. Harness ($50-$60)
  8. Infinity dry rope ($300 – $330)
  9. Climbing rope
  10. Snow bar ($40)
  11. Ice screw ($60)
  12. Trekking pole ($20-$200)
  13. Slings

You can learn more about the importance and use of this equipment and many more from the article below:

Mera Peak Climbing Cost

Guide and porters

The climb is around 20 days long. You cannot carry your luggage on your own. You will have to hire a porter and a guide for your comfort.

The average cost of a guide for Mera Peak Climb is $35-$40. However, if you need an experienced guide who will help you with your climb, it will cost you around $325 for each peak.

The porter you hired will help you with your baggage and can carry around 25 kgs of baggage for $25-$30 per day.

Miscellaneous and Other personal expenses

Other miscellaneous expenses include the cost of things like hot showers and charging fees or wifi charges. Yes, you heard it right, you will be charged for charging your electronic devices on the way to the Mera Peak.

Your Mera Peak Climbing cost also includes the cost of you charging your electronic devices and the cost of other extra services you asked for, like hot showers and room service or other drinks.

Other miscellaneous expenses include your medical requirements and other clothing and packing costs. You will have to prepare yourself well with your properly planned first aid kit and other necessities like a flashlight, whistle, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and more. All these above costs are included in the Mera Peak Climbing Cost and depend on your choice of items and their quality.

Cost for the climbing package

If you are searching for a convenient and safe way to accomplish your goal to safely and successfully climb the Mera Mountain Peak, you have come to the right place. With Peak Climbing Nepal, you can have the best of the climb with proper safety precautions and experienced guides. At the cost of USD 2,255 per person, you will be provided with quality services and a promise to get you to the peak of the Mera Peak with no complications and best customer satisfaction.

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Services Included in the Package Cost

  • Airport pickup by private vehicle and dropping as well
  • Stay in Kathmandu for four nights
  • Two-way flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Private vehicle service for all ground transportation
  • Climbing and national park permit fees
  • All meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the climb and trek
  • Experienced climbing and trekking guide with a porter
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • All gears necessary for climbing
  • Kitchen and climbing equipment
  • General first aid kit
  • Cloth and staff insurance
  • Welcome and farewell with authentic Nepali dish in Kathmandu
  • Taxes

Services Excluded in the Package Cost

  • Personal climbing equipment and gears
  • Personal climbing insurance
  • Extra personal costs before the climb like hot showers, tea, drinks, etc.
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Tips to the guide or porters or other staffs

Itinerary for the Climb

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

Day 2: Sightseeing and preparation for the climb in Kathmandu

Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and 4-5 hours Trek to Chhuthang

Day 4: 5-6 hours Trek from Chhuthang to Tuli Kharka via Zatrawala Pass

Day 5: 6-7 hours Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe

Day 6: 4-5 hours Trek from Kothe to Thangnak

Day 7: 5-6 hours Trek from Thangnak to Khare

Day 8: Rest at the lodge in Khare for acclimatization

Day 9: 3-4 hours Trek to Mera Base Camp

Day 10: 3-4 hours Trek to Mera High Camp

Day 11: Climb to the Summit of Mera Peak and descend to Khare

Day 12: Reserve day in a tented camp for bad weather

Day 13: Trek back from Khare to Kothe for 5-6 hours

Day 14: Trek from Kothe to Tuli Kharka for 5-6 hours

Day 15: 6 hours Trek from Tuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrawala Pass

Day 16: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 17: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 18: Farewell and final departure

Choosing Local Trekking Companies

Mera Peak Climbing

Choosing local trekking companies for these types of climbing activities is beneficial for both the tourist and the country. It can be considered a form of ecotourism. With local trekking companies, you will get a truly local experience throughout their journey.

The climb gets more beautiful knowing the secrets of the place rather than having an international company just stating you facts they learned from somewhere else. You get the first-hand experience of the locals. Interacting and hanging out with the locals at an incredible height. Isn’t that what you expect, traveling to such remote areas?

Still, if you have any doubts about why you should choose a local company over an international one? Let me provide you with some reasons.

Experienced guides

No matter how many years a person learns or visits the place, you won’t be as good as a local who has been living in the place. The guides you meet from local companies are locals. They are experienced in the guiding business as they have been walking down these paths more than anyone. These experienced guides take you through the safest and the most beautiful paths ever.

Relatively less costly

With local trekking companies, you can notice that your Mera Peak Climbing cost is relatively cheaper. This is because, being a local based company, they are more familiar with the other businesses there. Being mutual beneficiaries, they will provide you with the best deals. This helps at relatively reasonable prices for your package.

Sustainable development

Also, choosing a local trekking company like ours allows you to actually contribute to the development of the country as a whole. Instead of letting another company take away all the efforts made by the country’s locals, you are actually paying back to the country, and its locals for your quality stay in the country.

Flexible Itinerary

With local trekking companies based in the local areas, you can easily request changes in the itinerary. You can request changes in the time and dates as per your requirements. But with international companies, that will be a hard bet. So choosing your company is a big deal.

Choosing your company is a question of your comfort safety and the quality of your experience. Make sure you choose the one which focuses on your satisfaction rather than their benefits. Your experience is the first priority for us. So we at Peak Climbing Nepal are awaiting a chance to provide you with the memories that will last a lifetime with the best of the best services and quality time and safety during your trip.

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