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Trip Duration

20 days

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USD 2450

Mera Peak Adventure

Mera peak is the easy but highest trekking peaks of Nepal. Which is situated in Makalu Barun National Park in Khumbu Himalayan Range. Makalu Barun National Park is inhabitant of endangered animals as well as the highest mountains peaks: Mt. Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Cho-Oyu (8201 m), and Makalu (8464 m).

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  • Start From: Kathmandu
  • Finish At: Kathmandu
  • Countries: Nepal
  • Destination: Mera Peak
  • Max. Altitude:6470 Metres.
  • Physical rating:
  • Trip Code: ATAH-C-MP
  • Group size: Minimum Two
  • Daily walking Hour: Approximately 4-7.
  • Activities : 14 day Trekking, 1 day Climbing, 4 nights in Kathmandu with one full day city tour.


Mera peak is the easy but highest trekking peaks of Nepal. Which is situated in Makalu Barun National Park in Khumbu Himalayan Range. Makalu Barun National Park is inhabitant of endangered animals as well as the highest mountains peaks: Mt. Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Cho-Oyu (8201 m), and Makalu (8464 m).

When we hierarchizing the peak of Nepal, Mera peak comes under the “Technical Peak”. Therefore, itinerary of Mera Peak is designed professionally with acclimatization and spare days. This peak requires some mountaineering experience, physical fitness and knowledge/ idea about what are ice axe, crampons, harness etc. In base camp of Mera peak our professional climbing guide will give a short lecture about using the climbing equipment, technical part of climbing, which encourage climbing.

After the scenic flight to Lukla, you will head to Chutok La Pass. By passing the Chutok La the trails navigates to the rivers and suspension bridge, village and stupas. The continuous trail passes through the blue pine forest, rhododendron trees and descends to meadowland and finally reached at Mera Peak base camp. The stunning views of above 7000m mountains will see from the base camp.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m)

    Our Airports representative welcomes at Airport and transfers to the hotel in a private tourist vehicle.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 02
    Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing in Kathmandu (1345)

    The day beings with a meeting and introducing with the trek and tour guide. About 8 am we organize the meeting in your hotel lobby. The meeting finalizes the preparation of the trek, and your trek guide will suggest over your gears what you have. In meeting you need to bring, original passport, three copies of passport copy size photos, and travel insurance copy. And also we will bring your attention to clear the due amount, if any legal and sign the legally binding the trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimers.

    Sightseeing will start after the meeting and your breakfast; the trip includes the guide and private tourist vehicle. Day tour covers the most important religious and popular royal palaces such as Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Pashupatinath Temple is the world most popular Hindu temple, and also the place of cremation lies on the bank of a holy river called Bagmati where Hindu holy people; Sadhu meditating, pilgrims bathing. The process of cremation is burning the dead body with firewood and ghee. Bouddhanath Stupa is one the biggest Buddhist shrine of the worlds, where you can see the monks are praying in monasteries surrounding the stupa. And the next spot for the day is Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is famous with the name of Fifty-Five Windows Durbar; its architect designs mesmerized the peoples. Main attractions of the durbar are The Lion Gate, Golden Gates, The statue of King BhupatindraMalla and the pottery where the potter makes the different kinds of pots.
    After back to the hotel, you will have few hours for your last shopping for trek and exploration the Thamel city, one of the busiest touristic town of Kathmandu.


    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 03
    Fly to Lukla & trek to Chutok (2800m) 3 hrs.

    Early morning get up and prepare for the trek. After having breakfast in the hotel, the trek guide will meet you and take you to the airport to fly to Lukla. The 35 minutes scenic flight takes you the Tenzing-Hilary airport. Upon your arrival, the guide will introduce the porters/staffs of your trekking and heads to Chutol(2800m), which takes three hours walking from Lukla.

    Overnight at Tented Camp
  • Day 04
    Trek - Kari La (3081 meters) to Pangkongma (2950 meters) 6 hours

    When we crossed the Kari La the trail takes along mountainsides through the Kari Khola valley and set up camp in Pangkongma.

    Overnight at Tented Camp
  • Day 05
    Trek to Kurke (3800meters) 5 hours

    After having delicious breakfast in camp then trail stars in the rocky and barren landscapes, which gives the stunning views of mountain apexes, and the wooded region below the trail and finally reached Kurke.

    Overnight at Tented Camp
  • Day 06
    Trek to Thuli Kharka (4200meters) 6 hours

    The trail begins with ascending trail up to 4400m and descends to Thulik Kharka at 4200m.

    Overnight at Tented Camp
  • Day 07
    Trek to Khothey (3600 meters) 5 hours

    After breakfast, the trail begins by descending towards Kothey throughout blue pine forest and rhododendron with magnificent views of the south face of Mera Peak.

    Overnight at Tented Camp
  • Day 08
    Trek to Tangnag (4350meters) 6 hours

    Today the trail leads to Tangnag via Hinku Valley through summer grassland. The continuous trail between Kusum Kangaru (6369m) and the west apex of Mera Peak.

    Overnight at Tented Camp
  • Day 09
    Acclimatization and Rest day at Tangnag.

    Today is the rest day at Tangngag, to acclimatize in thin air. Explore around the town.

    Overnight at Tented Camp
  • Day 10
    Trek to Khare (4900meters) 4 hours.

    Heads off the Khare (4900m) through the moraine of Dig Glacier.

    Overnight at Tented Camp
  • Day 11
    Trek to Mera La (5415meters) and Base Camp (5300m) 5 hours

    Today you will head off the base camp. It takes about 5hrs, the walking trails is over the snowy glacier.

    Overnight at Tented Camp
  • Day 12
    Climb Base Camp to High Camp (5800meters) 5 hours

    Most amazing day of the trip, when getting to high camp you will see the soaring worlds highest mountains: Makalu (8464), Chamlang (7290m), Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m) etc.

    Overnight at Tented Camp
  • Day 13
    Summit to Mera peak (6470meters) and then return to Khare (4900meters) 10 hours.

    Today is the main goal of the trek, early morning get up and guide will make ready and check the weather condition and once he gives green signal then trip will start to summit. Afterward spending few hours you will descend to Basecamp and take lunch and rest for few hours and the back to Khare.

    Overnight at Tented Camp
  • Day 14
    Spare day in case of bad weather

    Spare day in case of bad weather

    Overnight at Tented Camp
  • Day 15
    Trek to Khothey (3600 meters). 6 hours.

    The descending trail takes you back to Khothey via Tangnang.

    Overnight at Tented Camp
  • Day 16
    Trek to Thuli Kharka(4200 meters) 6 hours.

    Your trek Descend back the same way to Thuli Kharka.

    Overnight at Tented Camp
  • Day 17
    Trek to Lukla (2840 meters) 7 hours

    Finally reach to Lukla, from where the expedition was started, in the evening sharing, achievement, and celebration of Mera Peak will be one of the immortal events of life with crews.

    Overnight at Tented Camp
  • Day 18
    Morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla

    Today you need to get up early because today you are leaving the mountains. From the short flight, you can enjoy the last glimpse of mountains that you have recently climbed up.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 19
    Leisure day in Kathmandu, evening farewell dinner

    Today you have a free day, in the evening your guide will take you to a Nepali restaurant where you can enjoy the dinner with Nepali folk music and dance.
    If you like to use your day then you can do some activities like, a day white river rafting, bungee jump, a day cycling or visit world heritage sites. This is also a safe day for Lukla in the case of bad weather.

    Overnight at a hotel
  • Day 20
    Transfer to airport for final departure.

    Your guide/airport representative will meet you at the hotel and move to Tribhuwan International Airport for final departure.


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Trip Includes

  1. From and to Airport transfer to hotel on private tourist vehicle.
  2. Twin sharing accommodation 4 nights in a three star hotel in Kathmandu.
  3. Accommodation in tented camp and meals will be prepared by professional cook.
  4. Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu airfare with airport taxes for clients and guides.
  5. Ground transportation from and to Kathmandu on a private tourist vehicle.
  6. A day city tour in Kathmandu on a tourist vehicle.
  7. Apex the Asia Holiday provides English- speaking local guides and porters as per required. We assign one porter for every two clients. All our guides are licensed by the Ministry of Tourism, and have received high-altitude first-aid and eco-sustainability training.
  8. Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment and medicine for field staffs.
  9. Makalu Barun National Park trekking permits, temple and monument fees.
  10. Mera Peak permit with garbage deposit
  11. General climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Crew, Snow Bar etc.
  12. Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag provided for the entire trek, which has to be returned.
  13. Farewell dinner one night before the client’s final departure in a Typical Nepali Restaurant with culture dance, your guide will accompany you.
  14. All government taxes and official expenses.

Please Note:
If you need extra accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.The price is USD 60 per person per night for single room and USD 75 per night for double (twin sharing) room.

Trip Exclude

  1. International airfare
  2. Traveller’s insurance - mandatory for the trip; should cover helicopter rescue charges worth a minimum of USD 50,000 per person.
  3. Nepal entry visa- you can get your visa upon arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry 30-day tourist visa can be obtained for USD 40 or equivalent. Similarly, a multiple-entry 90-day tourist visa costs USD 100. Please have 2 passport size photos and the amount in cash USD/Euro handy.)
  4. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  5. All drinks including bottled/ boiled water along the trekking route.
  6. Personal trekking gears/equipment.
  7. Tips for trekking staffs (Tipping is expected).
  8. Other expenses that are not listed on Price Include Section.

Equipment List

This is a section where you get the general idea equipment that you need in Mera Peak Trekking. The important and serious part of equipment selection depends on the trekking season, trekking days, and maximum altitude.

Trekkers personal goods such as money purse, cameras, cell phones and the cosmetic items that you need in daytime, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.

  1. Day Pack
  2. Duffel Bag
  3. Down jacket and sleeping bag
  4. Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  5. Baseball cap can protect your ear and neck from the sunlights.
  6. Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears
  7. Balaclava - lightweight, thinner variety
  8. UV protection glacier glasses with side shields and a hard-sided storage case. In high altitude automatically the atmosphere is thinner than low altitude so, the sunlights are quite strong in mountain, which affect our eyes. For those people who are wearing the prescription glasses, please requesting you to speaks with your doctor about the prescription glacier glasses.
  9. Headlamp: Headlamp is a one of the basic for you during the trek because treks are in mountain where not plenty of electricity is. Make sure to bring extra lithium batteries.


  1. A pair of liner synthetic/ woolen gloves for the mild days.
  2. A pair of heavy woolen gloves for morning and evening time.
  3. A pair shell gloves or mitts Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.

Core Body

  1. Two cotton t-shirts.
  2. A synthetic t-shirt.
  3. Two long sleeve polyesters, light colored shirts for sunny days. V-neck zipper provides additional venting options which are good for changing temperatures.
  4. A soft shell jacket, water resistant, with insulation, underarm ventilation zippers. Full front zipper is preferable for ventilation.
  5. A medium to heavy weight expedition down parka w/hood.
  6. For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton!

Lower Body – Legs

  1. Three pairs nylon-hiking shorts, not cotton!
  2. Underwear, stay away from cotton
  3. Two pair lightweight long underwear
  4. A pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferabl
  5. Two pair trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees.
  6. A pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best
  7. A pair cotton pants
  8. Especially for the women a full length skirt.


  1. At least four pair of liner socks, synthetic.
  2. Three pair heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks
  3. A pair lightweight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail and also on lodges at the time of dinner.
  4. A pair light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots. Make sure the size and should have to be avoidable for blister.
  5. A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers to wear in and about camps or lodge
  6. Sandals are optional for the trek.

Climbing Gear

  1. A pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners
  2. A pair of steel crampons
  3. Climbing Helmet and Harness
  4. A mountaineering axe with leash
  5. A ascender
  6. D – Shaped locking
  7. Non- locking carabineers
  8. A pair of expeditions style gaiters- ensure fit over your boots
  9. A neck gaiter

Medicine and First Aid

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  3. Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  4. Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness

Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics.
Miscellaneous, but Important

  1. Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  2. Airline ticket(s)
  3. Visa (if required and acquired in advance)
  4. Immunization record
  5. Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport
  6. Two water bottles one liter wide-mouth Nalgene and one insulator
  7. Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  8. Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its effectiveness over time
  9. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc


  1. A pair of adjustable trekking poles, this is great for downhill trek, and even it is listed in optional.
  2. Favorite snack foods, two pounds for maximum limits.
  3. Books and other devices for relax during the trek and rest time.
  4. For your records, camera, a DSLR, Go-Pro Cameras
  5. Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator
  6. A urination bottle for men and a pee funnel for woman, as you might want to void that chilly late night trip
  7. A small stainless steel thermos

The above list guides for you to buy the goods. There are so many options for you, they different brand and version, so it would be better to buy as per your experience. Most of the things are easily available in Kathmandu as well in cheap price.

Please Note
:The tight fighting clothing such as made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals. So if you find these items comfortable please kindly wear top of them.

Altitude Sickness Info

Acute Mountain Sickness may happen when the travellers rapidly up to the height of 3000m. Our itineraries are designed with rest days. Once when you arrived in high altitude, your acclimatization line will rise your body to start adjust. The commonly happened in altitude are shortness of breath, light headache, whereas the mountain sickness is quite different which involves the severe headache, vomiting etc.

The trained and expert guides will everyday advise you about your health conditions, requirements and altitude sickness while you are trekking, hiking and climbing. That’s why you should not be worry about the sickness. Also we would like to recommend you to meet your doctor, advisor before you start your travel.

Given some information helps you to get rid from the Acute Mountain Sickness.

There are three stages of altitude sickness and symptoms.

Normal AMS Symptoms
The given altitude symptoms may every trekkers will have experience but no worries these are common.

  1. Need more sleep than normal sleep time
  2. Occasional loss of hunger.
  3. Vivid, wild dreams especially at around 2500-3800 meters in altitude.
  4. Periodic breathing.
  5. Runny nose.
  6. Increasing urination while moving to/at higher altitudes (a good sign)
  7. Dizziness.

Minor AMS Symptoms
The trekkers when they entry on high Himalayan Valleys get mild AMS that your having symptoms. The symptoms to be altitude sickness at least you have given one indication.

  1. Hard to breath
  2. Dizziness
  3. Dry raspy cough
  4. Runny nose
  5. Loss of hunger
  6. Weakness
  7. Nausea
  8. Mild headache

What to do when Minor Symptoms does not stop?

  1. If the symptoms developing while walking, then stop and take relax, drink water. Drink frequently.
  2. If symptoms do not stop and developing continuously then stop take rest and drink water and take Diamox of 125 -250mg. Drink more water.
  3. If symptoms growing in the evening, take 125-250mg Diamox and drink plenty of fluids again.
  4. If symptoms partially go away but are still annoying it is safe to take another 250mg Diamox 6-8 hours later.
  5. If the symptoms continue getting worse then you have to descending for a few hours which is more merits than staying at the same altitude.

Serious AMS Symptoms
The given conditions are quite danger so descend immediately

  1. Severe headache.
  2. Persistent vomiting and dizziness.
  3. Ataxia (loss of co-ordination, an inability to walk in a straight line, making the sufferer look drunk)
  4. Losing consciousness (inability to stay awake or understand instructions.
  5. Hallucinations.
  6. Liquid sounds in the lungs.
  7. Very persistent, sometimes watery, cough.
  8. Difficulty breathing.
  9. Rapid breathing or feeling breathless at rest.
  10. Coughing clear fluid, pink phlegm or blood (a very bad sign)
  11. Severe lethargy/fatigue.
  12. Marked blueness of face and lips.
  13. High resting heartbeat (over 130 beats per minute)
  14. Mild symptoms rapidly getting worse

Dangerous cases of AMS

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

The brain swelling with the fluid is HACE. It involves disorientation, lethargy and nausea. Before attacking the HACE, patient will have the symptoms of fever, ataxia, photophobia, and rapid heartbeat. Unconsciousness and coma from HACE can be lead to death within 12-20hrs from the onsets of symptoms. In the initial phase of ataxia begin treatment with medication, oxygen and dexamethasone.

Normally, 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first dose, then 4mg every six hours, Diamox every 12 hours and 2-4 liters /minute oxygen. The patient must have to be descended.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

The condition, that buildup the fluid in the air sacs of lungs is HAPE. HAPE symptoms start progressively within 2-4 days in high altitude. Shortness of breath at rest, cough, weakness and chest tightness and at least two of; fast heart beat rate, wheezing heard in lungs, bluish appearance of the skin are the symptoms of HAPE. Descent to the lower altitude is needed if patient does not get better with oxygen. The Gamow Bag may be use to the lower altitude if a person is in the backcountry unable to descend immediately because of weather.

Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

  1. Plenty of acclimatization above 3500 meters.
  2. Do not take sleeping pill, no alcohol and smoking
  3. Drink more water (Boiled, mineral/ clean or treated) or any fluids – at least 4 litters per day.
  4. Climb up high altitude and sleep at low altitude.
  5. Never do trek/ travel without guide and porters
  6. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, and guidebook.
  7. Must have to decent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.

First Aid Kit
First aid kit is a basic list of common medicines.

  1. Bandage for sprains
  2. Plasters/Band-Aids
  3. Iodine or water filter (optional)
  4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
  5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  7. Aspirin/Paracetamol - general painkiller
  8. Oral rehydration salts
  9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (Norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
  10. Anti-diarrhoea medication (antibiotic)
  11. Diarrhoea stopper (Imodium - optional)
  12. Antibiotic for Guardia or similar microbe or bacteria
  13. Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness)
  14. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)
  15. Gel hand cleaner.

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Trip Highlights

  • City tour in Kathmandu.
  • Scenic flight to and from Lukla.
  • Step inside and experience life as the “mountain people” live, in the heart of Himalayas.
  • Remarkable views of Icefall. -Summit to Mera peak at the elevation of 6654 meters.
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I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepals and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2013, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like myself, he explained and shared with us his cult Linda Nguyen
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