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Mera Peak

Top class panoramic view

To admire the highest mountains in the world at close range and to get a taste of real expedition air has always been a great dream? Then an expedition to Mera Peak at 6,461m is just the thing. From the summit you have a breathtaking view of a handful of eight-thousanders: Cho Oyu, Everest and Lhotse, Makalu and Kangchendzönga.

Mera Peak is considered as the highest trekking peak in Nepal and is not very difficult to climb, but experiences in ice and snow is still essential. Already during the trekking to the foot of Mera Peak the dimensions of the Himalayas are gigantic, huge glaciers and meter high rock walls rise into the sunny sky.

Adventure Factor spirited
Experience / Emotion once-in-a-lifetime
Fitness / Struggle pleasurable
Risk feel free to tell your partner about it
Comfort expedition style

Highlights:

  • Highest trekking mountain in Nepal
  • Easy ascent
  • Get a taste of expedition air
  • Grandiose panoramic view of five eight-thousand-metre peaks

Trip dates:

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Weather and conditions on the mountain can lead to changes in the Programme or route. The treks on each day are led by a mountain guide.

We enable maximum flexibility. The Expedition can be extended if the circumstances so require, if the participants so desire and if they bear the additional costs incurred.

 

The following schedule is planned: 

Day 1-9: Arrival and trekking to the basecamp

Day 1: Arrival and get-together at the hotel in Kathmandu
Meet and greet the other participants while enjoying a beer in the hotel gardens after  you have been picked up from the airport. Excitement and anticipation for the coming experience are in the air.

Day 2: Last organisations and remaining time of free time in Kathmandu. Those who do not know it yet will love it. Relax in the pleasant hotel, go shopping or get to know the Nepalese cultural programme. In the evening there will be a dinner together with the Sherpas.

Day 3: By jeep we drive to Bung where we will spend the night in the camp or in the lodge (1.677m).

Day 4: Trekking from Bung to Chharakhor (2.975m).

Day 5: Trekking from Chharakhor to Jharkharka (3.600m).

Day 6: Trekking from Jharkkarka to Khola Kharka (4.583m).

Day 7: Trekking from Khola Kharka to Thasingdingma (3.580).

Day 8: Trekking from Thasingdingma to Thangnak (4.358).

Day 9: Trekking from Thangnak to Khare (5.000m).

Day 10-12: Basecamp - Summit

Day 10: Ascent from Khare to Mera la at 5.415m and the rest of the day we use for acclimatisation.

Day 11: Ascent to Mera high camp at 5.780m.

Day 12: Summit ascent to the Mera Peak at 6,461m. Afterwards it goes back to Khare

Day 13-17: Return to Kathmandu

Day 13: Trekking back to Thasingdingma at 3.580m.

Day 14: Further descent from Thasungdingma to Jharkharka (3.600m).

Day 15: Trekking back to Bung (1.677m).

Day 16: Transfer by jeep back to Kathmandu.

Day 17: Individual journey home. Today all participants will go back home. We recommend booking a rebookable flight ticket so that we can react flexibly to any changes in dates.

check_circle_outline  What the price includes:

  • Overall organisation of the trip
  • Certified mountain guide during the entire expedition
  • climbing sherpas for the group
  • 4 nights in a high-class hotel in a double room in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in the guesthouse/tea house during the hike
  • Full board during the entire trip (in Kathmandu only breakfast)
  • Drinks: tea with biscuits and hot drinking water during the climbing period
  • Hot washing water if required
  • all transfers
  • Nepalese, certified, English-speaking climbing/trekking guide
  • Professional and strong Sherpa (2:1, max. 25 kg per Sherpa)
  • Mera Peak Climbing Permit
  • First aid and emergency medical care
  • Wages, insurances (helicopter rescue, accident) and equipment for the entire Nepalese personal
  • All government taxes
  • Kitchen staff
  • 1 tent for 2 people while the walk, basecamp and highcamps
  • Use of all fixed ropes and equipment
  • Weather forecast
  • Waste return transport
  • Securities and guarantees provided by an Austrian tour operator

help_outline Optional:

  • Single room surcharge € 500

 

highlight_off  What the price does not include:

  • International flight (we will gladly make you an offer)
  • Luggage and personal expenses, excess baggage
  • Meals: Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal insurances
  • Visa for Nepal (available at the airport, take your passport photo with you!)
  • Beverages
  • Tips for the Sherpa, kitchen team and guide (all contributors)
  • Personal expenses: Shopping, laundry, trekking equipment, battery charging, SIM card, etc
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment
  • Sleeping bag for base camp and possible high camps
  • Satellite telephone charges
  • All other issues not listed in the INCLUDED list

info  General information

Tour operator for this trip: Furtenbach Adventures GmbH, Höttingergasse 12 6020 Innsbruck, AUSTRIA; phone: +43 (0) 512 204134, mail: [email protected]).

Despite modern equipment and tactics, high-altitude expeditions still present an enormous challenge. Aside from technical and fitness requirements, it is the altitude itself that presents the largest obstacle. For our Everest Flash Expedition, we use pre-acclimatization in a hypoxic tent at home. It is essential that Everest Flash climbers adhere strictly to the training and acclimatization programme (see our FAQs). 

Weather and conditions on the mountain can lead to itinerary and/or route changes. Climbers take part in the expedition at their own risk and individual responsibility. Furtenbach Adventures assumes no liability for accidents, damages or loss of materials.

If you are not sure that taking part in an expedition like this is the right thing for you, feel free to contact Lukas Furtenbach on Tel +43 512 204134 or e-mail [email protected] for a personal consultation.

This package in general is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.

This trip is organised by Furtenbach Adventures as tour operator.

 

language   Entry Requirements

Swiss or EU citizens:

Nepal: When entering the country, you need a passport with a validity of at least 6 more months and a visa (available at the airport upon arrival, depending on the duration of your stay from 25 to 100 USD, bring a passport photo)

Information on recommended vaccines and health regulations:
http://www.who.int/ith/en/

More detailed information regarding entry, visa and health requirements for this travel destination will be provided once you’ve communicated your nationality.

 

 

https   Insurance possibilities

We strongly recommend taking out a travel insurance (including trip cancellation, interruption, medical and luggage insurance) For this journey, the Global Rescue Signature Travel Insurance is suitable. The price of the insurance depends on the trip and the personal data of the traveller. We happily make you an offer after booking or upon request.

To cover search and rescue costs in the mountains, we ask our expedition participants to take out a “medical only”-membership at Global Rescue. This membership can be concluded here before departure: https://ss.globalrescue.com/partner/furtenbach/. Further information are provided after your booking.

 

work  Equipment

Unless specified otherwise in the detailed program, all high camp equipment will be provided by us. You need to bring your own personal equipment such as down clothing, expedition shoes, an isolated sleeping mat and a sleeping bag with a comfort range of – 20 to -25 degrees Celsius for the high camp. Following your booking we will send you a detailed equipment list. We will be happy to advise you personally during the selection and purchase of required equipment. With years of expedition experience, we know what has proved its worth and what not.

insert_chart_outlined   Difficulty / Technique

The ascent always lies in the participant‘s personal responsibility, while led by the mountain guide and expedition leader. Participants must be able to move safely and independently in mixed terrain (rock, snow, ice) and – if required – independently build rope teams under the guidance of the mountain guide. Cooperation, camaraderie and support on the mountain increases the chances of success for all. The guide is there to provide guidance for the whole group, the possibilities for him to respond to individual needs is limited. It is imperative that participants adhere to the instructions and decisions made by the mountain guide. Regardless, each participant must know their own physical limits, and be able to make a timely decision to turn back.

For expeditions offered by us, unless otherwise specified in the detailed program, the following is required of participants: independent getting on and off the fixed ropes on cliffs, snow, ice and firn snow slopes, as well as the independent use of crampons and ice axes in mixed terrain. On climbing passages, as well as very dangerous and exposed places, fixed ropes are attached by mountain guides and by the Sherpa team.

 

perm_identity   Physical fitness

A key success factor in expeditions is being in good shape. Train in the months before the expedition! Several hour climbs with a backpack and around 1000 meters per day should not be a problem for you. You have to carry your own personal equipment on the mountain, unless an optional personal Sherpa is booked. The porters are available for the group and set up the high camp and insure the route. We will gladly provide individual advice on how to best prepare yourself mentally and physically for an expedition!

 

local_hospital  Health

We recommend that each participant undergoes a medical examination prior to the expedition. Good health is a prerequisite for participation. Particularly important is a visit to the dentist because previously unnoticed dental problems can become quite acute due to the sudden change in pressure conditions in higher altitudes.

 

landscape  Experience

We are very familiar with the charm and attraction of an eight-thousander! However, we want to make certain that you can ascend safely, come back alive, and be able to enjoy the expedition while on it and not afterwards. Therefore, in order to participate in our eight-thousander expeditions, you must already have collected some experience at high altitudes and mountaineering. When booking, please let us know which heights you have already reached and which high mountains you have climbed. If you are a newcomer, no problem, we offer a bespoke program aimed to train you for reaching your desired destination.

In order to participate in our seven-and six-thousander expeditions, you should have at least some experience on the four-thousander peaks of the Alps or other mountain ranges. Our offer for newcomers applies here as well, we can train you to become prudent and safe high altitude climbers!

We offer a special introductory weekend for all those who want to learn about – or refresh their knowledge of – all the skills and techniques needed on an expedition. More info here.

 

payment  Payment

Deposit Payment is made less than eleven months prior to the end of the trip and is a maximum of 20% of the price. The balance must be paid no earlier than 20 days prior to departure. Please find more information regarding the payment in our GTC.

 

directions_run  Right of withdrawal

The traveller has the right to withdraw from the travel contract at any time by paying the according cancellation fee stated in the General Terms of Conditions of Furtenbach Adventures GmbH.

For expeditions to 7000 and 8000 meter peaks the following fees apply for cancellations on the part of the client prior to travel: until 3 months prior to departure 50%, within 3 months prior departure 100%.

The tour operator will be released from the contract if the specified minimum number of participants is not achieved and if the customer has been notified about the cancellation in writing within the following periods: until 20 days prior to departure.