Mera Peak Climbing,Cost and Itinerary 2020

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Trip Facts

  • Destination:Everest Region, Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Hard
  • Max Elevation:6,476 metres (21,247 ft)
  • Total Duration:18 days
  • Best Time:March to May and Sep to Dec
  • Group Size:Minimum 2 pax
  • Start Point:TIA, Kathmandu
  • End Point:TIA, Kathmandu
  • Accommodation:Hotels and teahouses
  • Transportation:Plane and private transportation
  • Meals:Breakfast in city & BLD during the trek

Firstly, Mera Peak Climbing is considered as one of the most adventurous peak climbing around the world. Mera peak stands to the south of Everest. So, it dominates the watershed between the heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku as well as Hogu Drangkas. Since the ascent of Mera Peak is made from the Mera La Pass (5415m) on the Northern Face. This joins the valley of Hongu Likewise the Hinku Valley. SO, Mera Peak expands to the south of Everest. It Dominates the attractive and remote valleys of Hinku as well as Hongu of that region. Mera Peak Climbing cost itinerary and permits will help you out.

Especially Mera Peak offers a panoramic view of the six highest mountains on Earth. Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Everest (8848m) as well as Makalu (8463m) are all very close by. So, when it is clear you may just be able to see Kanchenjunga (8586m) Because it’s on the Indian Border. Likewise, it is far away to the east. Only K2 (8611m) in distant Pakistan is beyond your vision. It’s a truly memorable view that you will never forget. Finally, the honor of being the first to reach the summit goes to three people. They are the French men Marcel Jolly, G Baus as well as L Honills. Since they climbed Mera North in 1975. So, check out Mera peak Climbing Cost and Permits Detail.

Since it is a high-altitude mountain trip, the weather is unpredictable here. Make sure the temperature and weather information are correct during the trip. To make success your trip you need a proper rest for your body and so, excellent acclimatization helps you to be familiar with the changing altitude.

Mera peak is quite challenging, however, the inexperienced climber can also ascend to the summit yet proper gear, excellent skill, expert Guide and preparation is the most important for this trek route.so, Mera Peak in Nepal is one of the beat Trekking Peaks available for climbing in Nepal as well as for Beginners climber it is a most exciting trekking peak where one can explore adventure with the beauty of Himalaya. 

Mera Peak Climb Highlights

Mera Peak (6476m) Climbing is one of the most impressive trekking peaks and recognizes as the highest trekking peak among other 6000 meters. It ascends through the unspoiled valley of eastern Khumbu Region located just Southeast from the world’s highest Mt. Everest and it offers the scene of beautiful lakes, wilderness with natural surrounding away from villages and human settlements in the Sagarmatha National Park. This route is a soulful and remarkable adventure.      

 

  • Mera Peak Contains three major Summits 

 

Mera peak is denoted as Nepal’s highest trekking peak among 6000 meters. It is perfect next adventure for the beginner’s climber, it is a quite tough challenging however no technical climbing is needed to complete the summit and, it offers three major summits like:

  1. Mera North, 6476 meters 
  2. Mera Central, 6461 meters
  3. Mera South, 6065 meters
  • Major Mountains view from the Summit

The Mera peak is one of the most beautiful Peak in the Everest Region. It offers the mesmerizing view of the highest mountain peak in the world from the top of the summit it displays the Five 8000 meters peak like Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu and Mt.Kanchanjunga at far east. And as well as other beautiful peaks: Ama Dablam, Mt. Chamlang, Mt. Baruntse. If you have already done a high-altitude trek then it is the best option for the next adventure. The beauty of the glacier and the view of mountains all together will make you heal and soulful happiness. And it is more than expected with big achievements in life. The words are not enough to explain the beauty of Himalaya.

  • Classified as the highest trekking peak in the world

The peak is located in the Mahalangur section, Barun Sub-section and administratively in Sagarmatha National Park of Solukhumbu District which is a very famous trail in the world. It is an exciting trekking peak and scenically beautiful as well as adventurous to climb. It stands at the altitude of 6476 meters above sea level and claimed to be the highest trekking peak in the world however for experienced climber it is technically straight forward to ascents. And for the beginner climber, it is the best adventure alternative for challenging with high altitude.

  • Mera peak is safe and easy to ascent

There are many peaks of 6000 meters in the Khumbu region, this is one of the easiest peaks with a great combination of adventure, high altitude challenges and walking in the shade of Mt.Everest. Going on this trip will offer you some acclimatization day and some training by an expert guide which leads you to ascent the Mera peak. More than 80% get success to climb Mera Peak and return safely. The extreme altitude needed a fit physical and stamina, climbing Mera peak will be a tough challenge, as no technical skills are needed to complete the climb. 

  • Trek through rhododendron forest and Pangkongma village

Rhododendron is the common sights on many parts of the Mera peak route. After the short scenic flight to Lukla, a colorful forest of rhododendron is the first impression on the first day of trekking.

At the altitude of 3000m above sea level, there is an attractive farming village called Pangkongma and the view from there is mesmerizing, it feels like a village above the clouds. Going through this trail, there is an extreme white-water river named Dudh Koshi and also the trail offers to see the old Everest expedition route from Jiri.  

  • Mera Glacier and Mera Peak

Mera glacier is quite tough and challenging at this point you have to be ready with crampons, as you will dare to walk on the ice to reach the Mera High Camp. Initially, the climb onto the Glacier is very steep in a few sections. However, it levels off and you will begin to see some breathtaking stunning views of glorious mountains: Ama Dablam, Cho Oyo, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga, Chamlang, Baruntse to the east, Nuptse to the north, Kantega to the west and majestic Mt. Everest.

The peak is the major destination of this trip, 5-6 hour slowly ascent from high camp brings to the top of the Mera peak. The views from the pinnacle are exotic than the day before.

Best Time/season to climb Mera Peak

(March and May) and Autumn (October and November) are the best season and high chances to ascent Mera Peak.

To climb Mera Peak You have to choose the best season so, you can ascent if the temperature is stable. The temperature at high altitudes above 5000m is always cold and challenging.

The extreme weather conditions of high altitude bring more thrill and adventure while climbing Mera Peak.

The best season is the Best option to climb Mera peak successfully and descent back safely. 

Mera peak climate in a different season

According to the diverse geography, there are various seasons in a year. The diverse landscape and change in weather may bring more challenges while climbing. In Nepal, there are four seasons in a year. Spring, Summer/Monsoon, Autumn and Winter. 

The weather of Trans-Himalaya is always challenging; however, the Autumn and Spring season offers the stable weather and climate also Amazing Experience. There will be low risk and high possibility of summit Mera Peak.

Mera Peak Climb in Autumn season

Only enthusiast trekkers and climber choose the Autumn season as the best season. It is the best time to climb Mera Peak and the most popular trekking season in Nepal.

October and November are the months of Autumn Season.

Early September is the end of Monsoon season and welcomes to Autumn, it may occur rainfall in some section of the trekking route. 

At the end of Monsoon, the air will be so fresh, the green lush forest will be bright and the stream, waterfalls will seem so fat.

the temperature will be stable, dry and clean. And the walk under the crisp skies will make you feel better. You will enjoy and get to explore the best of everything. 

The average temperature during day time will be 12 degrees whereas the temperature at night may drop to 6-8 degrees.

It offers the best temperature to climb at a high altitude. And consider as the best month for the mountain walk. The weather and temperature are perfect for the true summit. The risk will be very low.

The temperature in mid-November will start to drop. So, it might get more challenges due to the extreme cold. The snow will start to fall and it welcomes the winter.

This season the trail will be busy and crowed by the fellow trekkers. So, pre-book your Tea houses, rooms, and Lukla Flight.

You might have to share your rooms with unknown trekkers.

The clear skies, perfect weather and the best view of sunrise and sunset make the Mera Peak more exciting and soulful. 

Major highlights offer by Autumn season while climbing Mera Peak

  • Stable weather, clean and crisp skies.
  • Great views of peak and mountain
  • Stunning views of Sunrise and sunset in the Himalayas
  • Low risk of Avalanche and landslide
  • High possibility to summit 

Mera Peak Climb in Spring Season

It offers the blessing nature and the best option to climb Mera Peak. Walkthrough the colorful blossoms of wildflower and rhododendron in the lower region will be fantastic.

April and May are the months of Spring Season.

Spring offers the best option to climb the highest trekking Peak, Mera peak. You might get the chance to observe the Stunning views of Flora and Fauna in alpine vegetation.

The snow on the trail will start melting because of increasing temperature from the month of March. So, it will be easy to ascend to high altitude trail.

During day time the average temperature will be 10 degrees and during the night the temperature will fall up-to -4 degree. So, it is better to carry some extra warm clothes. Early March will be still cold in the morning and evening.

The trail will be overcrowded and busy during this season. It is better to Pre-book the tea house accommodation and Lukla Flight.

Walking with a stable temperature through the beautiful trail will leads you to the success of Mera peak climbing.

Major highlights offer by Spring season while climbing Mera Peak

  • The trail will be clean and dry,
  • The stable temperature will make your walk easy towards the high altitude.
  • Easy ascent to Mera Peak 
  • Stunning views of colorful rhododendron and sub-alpine wildflowers.

Peak climbing in Monsoon/summer season

It is a downpour season in Nepal. Most of the time the rainfall will be heavy and most of the time it will be wet, dark and cloudy.

Summer and monsoon occur at the same time, due to the frequent rainfall the trail will be muddy and slippery in the lower region.

It is not the best option to climb Mera Peak. The challenge will occur in a different section of the trail. so, it might be difficult to summit. Monsoon is the difficult season and also an offseason. The trail will be isolated and you will see fewer trekkers on the trail.

The average temperature during the day is 15 degree. The temperature will be decreased as you ascend to the higher altitude. However, the humidity will be high at a lower altitude.

To climb Mera Peak in Monsoon season you have to be fully prepared with extra clothes, rain covers, and anti-leech cream.

Major highlights offer by Monsoon/Summer season while climbing Mera Peak

  • Extra thrill and adventure
  • Easy to find tea house accommodation.
  • Less crowd

Mera peak climbing in the winter season

January and February are the months of winter.

Winter season will offer extreme challenges in the various section of the trail. The route will be covered with thick snow.

If you are planning to climb Mera peak in the winter season you must have to start in early December. Starting off the winter season will not be so challenging at the lower altitude however; the extreme changing weather might bring some difficulty during the climbing period. Winter allows very fewer opportunities when you climb Mera Peak.

The average temperature can decrease to -30 degrees at Mera Peak base camp. The wind flow will be so heavy it might reach around 80kilometer per hour.

Like monsoon season winter season is also classified as the offseason for the climber and trekkers. climb during winter may bring risk to every section of the trail.

The extreme adventure in winter the climber must be professional and it needs extra preparation and training.

Major highlights offer by winter season while climbing Mera Peak

  • Stunning views of snow-capped mountains
  • Discounts on Flight and Permits

Mera Peak Climbing Gear 

Mera peak is one of the highest trekking Peak whooping 6476 Meters high above sea level. You need to prepare yourself with extra climbing equipment because it is more difficult than normal treks. For your safety and successful summit extra gears are compulsory.

Some list of climbing kit, to climb Mera peak is given below:

  • Climbing Boots
  • Gloves
  • Climbing suit
  • Crampons
  • Climbing Harness
  • Climbing Helmet 
  • Jumar
  • Ice ax
  • Carabiners
  • Prusik loop
  • Tape sling
  • Belay device

 Effective Skills and Tips to Ascent Mera Peak successfully 

 

  • Be prepared with climbing gear and equipment

 

 Mera peak is one of the challenging and highest trekking peaks. So, it is better to equip yourself with the right gear. Be ready to challenge with the extreme changing weather at high altitude.

 

  • Arrange yourself to climb Mera peak in the best season

 

 The best season is the best option for ascent Mera Peak Climbing. The challenging extreme weather may bring many difficulties to the various section of the trekking route. So, we would like to recommend you the best season: Late April-May and Late September-October. Mostly climber and trekkers choose May and October, it’s the best time to summit Mera peak with an unforgettably beautiful experience.  

 

  • Manage yourself to be familiar with Camping

 

It is high altitude climbing so, there will be no tea house and accommodation above Mera Peak Base Camp, you have to spend a night at a tent by camping on the layer of thick snow. The weather changes unconditionally, it is unpredictable about the weather at high altitude. The ideas to set up the tent at high altitude is necessary, an expert guide will give you training about how to set up a tent.

  • Be Fit Physically and mentally
  • Make sure either you are fit or not, do some professional health checkups and gather some ideas about fitness. The fit body and positive mind lead you towards success. Capable yourself to face challenges in the various section of Mera Peak Climbing Trail.
  •  Do some small hike on the hills and increase your stamina to climb Mera Peak, physical exercise for months will help you to increase your strength  And also fit your mind by doing some yoga.
  • Select the qualified climbing guide

The expert guide will lead you from the beginning of trekking to the end. As per guide information, you will do follow up. So, information and ideas must be effective. An experienced and qualified climbing guide is the key to a successful summit. 

  • Keep yourself hydrated and hygiene
  • Trek to the high altitude is always an extreme adventure, keep drinking plenty of water and soups during trekking. Also, you need some acclamation day to be familiar with high altitude. While trekking in remote trail accidents may arise due to the different challenging sections so, be prepared already by carrying first aid kit with you.
  • Maintain your cleanness during trekking. These ideas will also keep you away from altitude sickness.

Accommodation and food during Mera Peak Climbing

During trekking, the food and accommodation will be on Tea house basis. The tea house is a small Accommodation Lodge which is run by the local people, they provide a small room with a single bed and blankets. During peak season and fall season the Accommodation of tea house may be full and busy, so pre-booking is necessary to get a room. Food will be good as it is a high altitude and remote trek. There will be a menu to order food. In the busy season, they will take little more time to prepare food so, it is better to give an order of breakfast and dinner earlier.

As you Ascend to high altitude/ Basecamp of Mera Peak there will be no teahouses so, there will be camping, which you have to sleep in the tent and food will be prepared by the Basecamp cook. After the summit you don’t have to stay in a tent, you will descend back down through the village so the accommodation and food will be at the tea house.

What necessary documents needed to apply for Mera Peak Climbing Permit?

  • 2 passport size photos
  • Copy of Passport
  • Insurance 

Permit detail

To climb Mera Peak it requires:

  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
  • Barun National Park Entry Permit
  • Mera Peak permits will be provided by the department of Nepal tourism board. According to your plan and requirement, the best itinerary for Mera Peak Climbing will be designed.

What necessary documents needed to apply for Mera Peak Climbing Permit?

  • 2 passport size photos
  • Copy of Passport
  • Insurance 

The Difficulty of Mera Peak Climb

Although physically demanding because of the altitude, the climb on Mera Peak climbing isn’t as difficult as it may seem. The extrovert sense of adventure and physical fitness is all you need to scale. It is designed carefully to allow travelers to accommodate acclimatization. Bharal Adventure provides you with experienced Sherpas of the Khumbu region to accommodate your climb on Mera Peak. These climbers will make you Mea Peak Mountaineering a walk in a park. Therefore, don’t hesitate and book with us for the ultimate peak climbing experience in Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
  • Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla [2,730m/8,954 ft]
  • Day 04: Lukla – Chutanga [3,430 m/11,250 ft]: 3 – 4 hours
  • Day 05: Chutanga – Thuli Kharka [4,320m/13,200 ft] via Zwatra-La [4,600 m/14,720 ft]: 5 – 6 hours
  • Day 06: Trek to Kothe [3,600m/11,808 ft]: 5 – 6 hours
  • Day 07: Kothe – Thaknak [4,350m/14,270 ft]: 3 – 4 hours
  • Day 08: Thaknak – Khare [5,045m/16,486 ft]: 2 – 3 hours
  • Day 09: Rest and acclimatization day in Khare
  • Day 10: Khare – Mera Base Camp [5,300m/17,384 ft]: 3 – 4 hours
  • Day 11: Mera Base Camp – High Camp [5,780m/18,958 ft]: 4 – 5 hours
  • Day 12: Mera High Camp – Mera Peak [6,461m/21,907 ft] – Khare [5,045m/16,547 ft]: 8 – 9 hours
  • Day 13: Reserve Day for Contingency
  • Day 14: Khare – Kothe [3,600m/11,808 ft]: 4 – 5 hours
  • Day 15: Kothe – Thuli Kharka: 5 – 6 hours
  • Day 16: Thuli Kharka – Lukla: 6 – 7 hours
  • Day 17: Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Day 18: Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]

A representative from Bharal Adventure shall greet and escort the guests to their hotel upon arrival. The guests will be flattered with savory taste of authentic Nepali delicacies introducing them to Nepali food culture for dinner in the evening.

Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation in Kathmandu

A quick breakfast will be followed by a guided tour to four of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu that are Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. The equipments will be checked by the trek leader at noon followed by an interaction between the fellow participants and team leader at Bharal Adventure’s office.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla [2,730m/8,954 ft]

We will board the early morning flight to Lukla after a quick breakfast. The breathtaking views of the Himalayas from the flight will make us realize how short forty minutes can be. As we reach one of the most beautiful air routes, Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla, we will spend the day resting and acclimatizing for exploration of the nearby villages or the town will be done.

Day 04: Lukla – Chutanga [3,430 m/11,250 ft]: 3 – 4 hours

This easy first day trek leads eastwards from where the path is less frequented unlike other main trails from Lulka. The walk follows through a number of hamlets and wood yards until we reach a thick forest of silver fir, birch, pines and rhododendron trees and bushes on the hill side below Nau Lekh, also known as Kalo Himal Ridge. This is a tricky path with many paths leading away from the main trail because of which we advice all the travelers to follow the Sherpa or the group. A summer pasture, Chutanga has many small streams with numerous places en route.

Day 05: Chutanga – Thuli Kharka [4,320m/13,200 ft] via Zwatra-La [4,600 m/14,720 ft]: 5 – 6 hours

The adventure begins as we trek through a steep climb to cross the Kalo Himal Ridge in the Nau Lekh range separating the Khumbu from the Hinku Valley. A steep uphill climb brings us to a cairned notch in the ridge with a collection of Buddhist prayer flags at 4,450m. This place is known as Zwatra-La Pass. From here, the path traverses across a boulder slope rounding a corner before it climbs back to the pass again at the height of 4,600m. Care should be given during the bad weather as the path could be misleading, however, during the good weather the views from here is simply awe-inspiring.

Day 06: Trek to Kothe [3,600m/11,808 ft]: 5 – 6 hours

After a quick breakfast, we descend following the trail across three ridges before going down steeply to the Hinku River from where we go uphill to Kothe through lush rhododendron forests on the west side of the Hinku Valley.

Day 07: Kothe – Thaknak [4,350m/14,270 ft]: 3 – 4 hours

Trekking along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak, we stop at Gondishung, a summer herders’ settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka, for lunch. As we across this settlement, we pass a 200 year old Lungsumba Gompa where a rock scripting on Mera Peak along with its route details could be found. From here, a short walk is required to reach Thaknak, a summer grazing area with ancient lodges and shops.

Day 08: Thaknak – Khare [5,045m/16,486 ft]: 2 – 3 hours

Following the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, we climb through moraines to the muzzle of the Hinku Nup and Shar gradually going up more steeply to Khare. The northern face of Mera Peak is visible from here. After lunch, exploration of the surroundings can be done.

Day 09: Rest and acclimatization day in Khare

The guides will carry out the last minute checking of the gears for the climb and make arrangements for rental of any equipment if necessary. Training on peak climbing techniques will be given so as to boost the confidence of the summiteers and increase the chances of successful scaling of the summit.

Day 10: Khare – Mera Base Camp [5,300m/17,384 ft]: 3 – 4 hours

After breakfast, walk through a boulder-strewn steep trail will lead to Mera Peak Base Camp where we take a break for rest. Additional training could be provided if any of the climbers think they need more of it. Else, the remaining part of the day will be spent resting and preparing for the next day.

Day 11: Mera Base Camp – High Camp [5,780m/18,958 ft]: 4 – 5 hours

The route through Mera-La Pass to reach the Mera High Camp is followed which is a rocky trail that could be hazardous because of the number of crevasses if it has had recent snowfall. The way to the top of the rock band marked by a large cairn is not easy but once we get there are set up a high camp, the views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse makes the hard work worthwhile.

Day 12: Mera High Camp – Mera Peak [6,461m/21,907 ft] – Khare [5,045m/16,547 ft]: 8 – 9 hours

For this big day, we need to wake up around two in the morning for breakfast and although it will be very cold in the beginning, we shall warm up as we continue climbing onto a peculiar ridge. The climb is rewarded with the first rays of sun hitting the mountains with awe-inspiring red glow. Still a non-technical route, we climb higher into it as the air begins to get thinner. The summit comes back into view as the sloop steepens behind the ridge and at the foot of the final steep summit cone, fixed rope might be needed to be attached with the climbers depending upon the situation. From here, the summit is only few meters away. The enchanting views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) and others could be seen from the summit. As we retrace our steep down to the high camp, we take rest for a while before we descend back to Khare.

Day 13: Reserve Day for Contingency

Since there is no guarantee of having a favorable weather on our day (12th) planned for the summit, we will set aside this day as contingency for such situation. However, if the trip goes smoothly, i.e., if we get to summit Mera Peak on the twelfth day, we will not be needing this as a spare day and could utilize it for walking back to Lukla at a relaxed pace.

Day 14: Khare – Kothe [3,600m/11,808 ft]: 4 – 5 hours

The same trail as before is used to trek from Khare to Kothe, upon reaching where, we will celebrate the success of the journey by indulging into the local delicacies and wines.

Day 15: Kothe – Thuli Kharka: 5 – 6 hours

An uphill trek through lush red and green rhododendron forests on the west side of the Hinku Valley, the trail to Thuli Kharka takes us through the company of magnificent mountains as the backdrop of the lush forests making us forest all the exhaustion of the journey. The remarkable views of Mera North, Mera Central and South face could be enjoyed upon arrival at Thuli Kharka.

Day 16: Thuli Kharka – Lukla: 6 – 7 hours

The day’s journey begins by ascending to Zwatra-La Pass from where the views of stunning Lukla Valley surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and other Himalayan peaks could be enjoyed. Walking down to Chutanga going straight ahead to Lukla village, it might be late afternoon by the time we reach the village where we will enjoy the last dinner amidst the Himalayas.

Day 17: Lukla – Kathmandu

The team boards an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu where the day is spent either relaxing or shopping for souvenirs (Nepali handicrafts). A farewell dinner is hosted for the team to rejoice the successful completion of their voyage.

Day 18: Final Departure

The guests shall be taken to the airport approximately three hours before there scheduled flight by one of the representatives of Bharal Adventure.

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This list is a guideline to help you pack for trekking and peak climbing. Also, please understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Himalayan Glacier inclusive in the service. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter, but you are required to carry a daypack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
  • Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)

Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Tape slings (2)
  • Screwgate karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/eight figure
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Ascender/Jhumar
  • Helmet

Group Climbing Gears:

  • Snow bar*
  • Rope*
  • Ice hammer*
  • Ice screw*

Head

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Hands

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens; consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched, waterproof, polar-fleece mitt liner

 Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

Feet

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks
  • Gaiters

Sleeping

  • 1 sleeping bag 30 degree DC
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner

Rucksack and Travel Bags

  • 1 medium rucksack or 1 large duffel bag *
  • Daypack/backpack of 35 to 50 liters for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Note: Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant!
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Practical Items

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • Large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

Toiletries

  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash

Extras/Luxuries

  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110 ampere)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Hotel in Kathmandu tea-houses and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in the mountain
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking climbing leader (guide), cook, assistant climbing leader (6 trekkers: 2 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter), other helpers (1 trekker: 2 helpers) including their salary, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All domestic flights (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits and Mera Peak climbing permit
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag(if require)
  • Bharal Adventure Trekking duffel bag(to be returned) and t-shirt
  • Group mountaineering camping and climbing equipment's, high quality tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipment's
  • Insurance for climbing guide and trekking staffs
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Welcome or farewell dinner
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • Certificate of Achievement by Bharal Adventure
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Optional tours and activities during free time
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Garbage deposit fee US$ 500 (Refundable)
  • Drink including: Including water, coke, fanta, alcoholic beverage, snacks and other personal expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment's
  • Tips for Guide, Porters and Driver

The Annapurna Circuit with the best!

I first used Bharal Adventures three years ago when Arjun was my guide for my Everest Base camp trek. Arjun was very genuine, friendly and knowledgeable about the area and I felt very relaxed and in good hands. I adored the holiday and the beauty of the Himalayas so decided to return to Nepal again. This time to trek in the Annapurna region. I of course chose Bharal Adventures to be our tour guide company again. This again has been a fantastic experience.


The weather was unusually heavily snowy at times and meant that we had to turn around and change our plans slightly, which Arjun coped with very well. He was very flexible and accommodating and always tried his best to make us feel comfortable and enjoy our
trip to the fullest. I would recommend this company and this guide to anyone. He loves his country, its mountains and his job and it shows. A thoroughly great holiday, thank you Arjun and Bharal Adventures!

Jill Stenburge,
China

Amazing Annapurna – Incredible Nepal

Nothing prepares you for the Himalayas. Waking up every day to 5-mile high mountains is one of the most humbling and incredible experiences of my life. As a frequent traveller, this was my first time to Nepal, so I wanted to be sure my experience was going to match my expectations. On arrival, Arjun from Bharal was there to greet my partner and I with a smile - which he kept all week. Even when we were snowed in along the pass; walking slowly up the mountains and laying in a little too long - Arjun always made sure our needs were prioritized.

If you want a tour which is:

- Personal - Informative

- At your own pace

- Going to *the best places in Nepal

- One you will remember forever

I thoroughly recommend Arjun and Bharal. I came to Nepal as a tourist, to meet a guide and a porter. I left with 2 friends, incredible photos, lifelong memories and a promise we will return one day, with my daughter to tackle the incredible Manasalu!

Thank you Arjun! :)

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Luke James,
China

Amazing trek in Kanchenjunga region!

Last November I traveled to Nepal to visit the remote area of Kanchenjunga. I'm from Spain and did the Kanchenjunga circuit (North and South base camps) with my Indian friend. After many mails sent to several trekking companies based in Kathmandu we only received overpriced offers, until we finally met Arjun, the manager of Bharal Adventures, and our expectations changed immediately. He provided us with reliable information, answered all our mails quickly and carefully and made an itinerary to suit us at a very reasonable cost, exactly what we were looking for since a long time. Once in Kathmandu, his partner Bijay came to the hotel to introduce himself and give me some instructions before the trek and all the assistance I needed. The day before the departure, Arjun and Bijay invited us to have dinner at their home to offer us a warm welcome, they were really friendly. As per the trek itself, our guide had good experience in the Kanchenjunga region and managed all the situations in a solvent way. Besides, we were very lucky with the weather and could enjoy the trek with its stunning views. It was really a fantastic experience. Once the trek finished, Bijay and Arjun came to my hotel to be sure we received a good service during the trek and say goodbye. I can only recommend this trekking company to all the people traveling to Nepal. You will not be disappointed.

Hector Fernandez,
Barcelona, Spain

Unforgettable once in a lifetime experience To EBC led by Arjun & 3 amazing porters

Our journey started in 3 different cities in Malaysia, 6 travellers in all - Myself and my good friend Ray started out from Johor Bahru, Suk(the only female in our group) & Ricgen's journey started from Mallaca, the 4 of us met with See and Su in their home town of Kuala Lumpur, (KL) Malaysia. 

6 of us met in KL and departed from KL international airport for Kathmandu Nepal. where Arjun Dhakal met us at the airport and we transferred to our hotel and finalised all details for the EBC trek.
The next day we flew out to Lukla and this is where the real adventure began.
The actual trip is a story for another time all I will say is that this adventure was absolutely amazing in fact so amazing that I'm contemplating doing ABC with Arjun next year sometime.
Arjun and his team were very professional, his personable character allows for a very relaxed but very organised approach to everything during our trip.
The EBC adventure was one of the most amazing adventures I have ever experienced I would add that this trip rates equal to The Kokoda trek I completed in Papua Nuigini.
I want to express my gratitude to Arjun Dhakal and his team at Bharal adventures you were amazing and I would recommend this team to anyone interested in doing EBC


Kind Regards
& friends for life
Gavin Page

Gavin Page
Gavin Page,
South Africa

The incredible Kanchenjunga circuit with Bharal Adventure !

We were two persons intending to trek in the remote and restricted Kanchenjunga region. I am an Indian and was with a Spanish friend. After not getting positive responses from various organizations or getting quoted very high prices, we landed on Bharal Adventure. And it was a great experience right from the beginning. The extremely polite Arjun answered all of our queries patiently, tailored the itinerary according to our requirements and finally helped us with a knowledgeable guide for this 22 day trek. And when everything was done at a reasonable cost, we couldn't ask for more. The superb weather and views during the trek added to everything and the overall experience was fantastic. Highly recommended for all your adventures in Nepal !
Sandeep Bhat,
India

Everest Base Camp Hike 26/11 – 6/12

Going to the Everest Base Camp was once an impossible dream to achieve. 
With Bharal Edventure, the impossible dream comes to a reality. Mr Suraj, our guides, Ganesh and friends who made it possible for me to reach the EBC. I would not be able to go through the tough journey with extreme environments without their help and encouragement. 

Thank you very much for the hospitality given by Bharal Adventure especially Mr Suraj and Mr Arjun. Thank you so much for making this once impossible dream become possible. This is truly the most valuable experience I ever have.

Zaiton A,
Malaysia

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Lead by arjun and 7 porters to bring 14 of us to amazing journey to annapurna base camp. Very friendly and helpful. Received first class services from them and the porters also friendly and hardworking.Sure to look back for them for the next trip to nepal.
Fadhly Suhaimi
Fadhly Suhaimi,
Malaysia

Everest Base Camp Trek Dec- 24 – Jan 05 2019

Da jeg rejste alene, var det vigtigt for mig, at få afklaret alle spørgsmål. Arjun var meget behlælpelig og tålmodig med at besvare alle mine spørgsmål inden trekket. Selve turen var en super oplevelse. Deepak var vores guide. Han er en meget sympatisk, sjov og hjælpsom ung mand, der hele turen havde god føling med, hvordan det gik undervejs. Vi havde mange gode snakke om hvordan livet er i Nepal, for tidligere generationer op til i dag.
Det var en fantastisk oplevelse.
Tak for det :-)

Brigitte Utzon
Brigitte Utzon,
Denmark

Atemberaubend und immer wieder schn

Everest view Trek mit schnen Aussichten und einem Guide, der auf alles achtet. Ich crate immer wieder in Nepal , nur habe ich mich in solche Hhen noch nie getraut. Es braucht schon etwas Vorbereitung , denn man muss fit sein fr thus ein Vorhaben. Schon allein der Flug nach Lukla ist ein Abenteuer fr sich . Man sieht Berge und Menschen , die mit wenigen Worten nicht zu beschreiben sind . Mit Suman act ich auf einen wunderschnen Weg unterwegs .Jedes mal, wenn er merkte, dass ich an meine Grenzen gekommen box, wurde erst mal eine kleine Rast eingelegt, in view of that dass ich mich immer wohl und gut aufgehoben gefhlt habe. So konnte ich den ganzen Weg geniessen. Vor allem suit ich sehr fasziniert, wie die Menschen da oben leben und wie herzlich sie doch sind. Der Weg alleine, ist mit all seinen Aussichten und seiner Geschichte , diese Reise wert. Noch einmal vielen Dank fr die liebe Beratung und einen Freund, der mir immer zur Seite gestanden hat.

Jonbon,
Germany

Solo travelers welcome!

I went to Nepal on a 9-day trek in the Langtang region a couple years ago. I was traveling on my own so I really appreciated to be with a trustworthy and friendly guide Sujan. I would definitely recommend his agency and would like to go back myself!

Maellelh,
France

Traveling with us in Nepal for Trekking in Nepal, Nepal Tours, Nepal Trekking, climbing and expedition, cultural tours, Bhutan tours, and Tibet tours as well. Phone: +977-01-4390916 Email: [email protected] Hours:Su 7:00 - 20:00Mo 7:00 - 20:00Tu 7:00 - 20:00We 7:00 - 20:00Th 7:00 - 20:00Fr 7:00 - 20:00Sa 7:00 - 20:00
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