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Meera Peak Climbing

Duration
18 Days

Posted By
Dennis Tedder
Once again, another incredible trip supported by Ace Holiday Treks and Narayn Bhatta. In March, 2017, my nephew joined me in Kathmandu where I now live; 90% of my decision to live in Kathmandu is as a result of Narayan Bhatta. My nephew and I trekked to Everest Base Camp... Read More
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Meera Peak is one of the interesting Peak Climbing destinations in Nepal which is located in the Sagarmatha Region or the Everest region of the country in the eastern part of the nation. Meera Peak has the altitude of around 6,476 meters and hence the peak is relatively easier to climb for the trekkers and the climbers. Nepal Meera Peak is an interesting and fascinating destination for Peak Climbing in Nepal as it contains three major summits, namely: Meera North (6,476 metres), Meera Central (6,461 metres) and Meera South (6,065 metres) as well as a smaller "trekking summit", visible as a distinct summit from the south but not as marked as on most maps of the region.
Meera Peak Climbing begins with a mountain flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla from the Capital City of Kathmandu. After 35 minutes of flight while enjoying the views of the nearby mountains, we will reach the Lukla Airport from where the Peak Climbing begins. Alternately, you can also embark on Meera Peak Climb all the way from Jiri to Lukla, enjoying the fascinating walk along the old Everest route. There are various methods to reach the Base Camp apart from easy route and normal route. If the trekkers are willing to view the panoramic views of different Himalayas like Kanchenjunga, Makalu, among others, then the High Camp is the perfect spot to color your dreams and turn them into reality. In addition, the Northern part of the Peak Meera, is considered as a straight- forward route for climbing.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Flight to Lukla
Day 03: Trek to Thaksingdingma
Day 04: Trek Thagnak
Day 05: Rest in Thagnak
Day 06: Trek to Khahare
Day 07: Trek to Base Camp
Day 08: Acclimation and Back to Base Camp
Day 09: Trek to High Camp
Day 10: Trek to Summit
Day 11-16: Trek to Meera Peak Base Camp- Lukla
Day 17: Lukla- Kathmandu by flight
Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu, Farewell!!
Day 01–Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu, our team members will welcome you and explain briefly about the travel itinerary. You will then be taken to the hotel where you will be staying for the overnight.

Day 02- Flight to Lukla
On the second morning, you will board a flight to the Lukla Airport, also commonly known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport. It is a wonderful mountain flight and the flight itself can be no less than an adventure as the airport is enlisted as the most dangerous airport in the world, given the location, altitude and topography. In less than 30 minutes, you will reach Lukla while enjoying the breathtaking views of the mountains during the flight. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Lukla.

Day 03: Trek to Thaksingdingma (3,500m)
You will be ascending gradually passing through the jungle. It is strange to know that there is no human arrangement on the trail to Thaksingdingma. You will reach your destination to Thaksingdingma (3,500m) for Camping. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 04: Trek to Thagnak
Thagnak is not an easy trek as you have to prepare for walking all day throughout the side of the mountain and the trail that leads to Thagnak is a bit narrow. The areas of the tropical forest on the trail turn out to be thinner as you climb close to the snow line. Overnight stay at a tented camp at Thagnak.

Day 05: Rest day in Thagnak
The next day you will spend at Thagnak, resting and acclimatizing to the conditions. However, do not worry about getting bored as it is significant to spend an extra day at Thagnak. This is a terrific location bounded by different stunning peaks which includes Peak 43(6769m). It is valuable to explore near for the purpose of acclimatization. Thagnak is the base for climbing east and north-east side of Kushum Kanguru. Overnight stay at a tented camp

Day 06: Trek to Khahare (5,099m)
You will travel across the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Khraka which provides the stunning views of Glaciers and afterward you are going to climb more abrupt trail to Khahare ( 5,099m). Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 07: Trek to Base Camp (5300m)
For the trek to Base Camp (5300m), you are going to climb for minimum of three hours. Then, you will reach your destination at Mera-La (5415m). Usually, that pass will be enclosed with snow from November to April. Again the views from the pass are impressive. You will move down about 100m on the way to the Hogu Side and prepare for the Base Camp (5300), below the ice.

Day 08: Day for Acclimatization
This day will be as your rest day for acclimatization. You can further explore around or climb up for a few hours and again you have to come back to the Base Camp for the night. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 09: Trek to High Camp
After completing a day of rest and acclimatization, the next day we will be trekking to the High Camp. After about four hours of trek, we will reach the High Camp. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Day 10: Trek to Summit
We start our trek early the next and reach the summit after a few hours of trek. The views of Pumori(7161m), Lhotse (8516m) Makalu (8463m), Lobuche (6145m), Cho Oyu ( 8201m) are spectacular from the top. These are the most fantastic view that you can see from the summit. Again after the trek we will go back over to Base Camp.

Day 11: 16 Trek to Meera Peak Base Camp- Lukla
Between the 11th to 16th days of the itinerary, you will spend your time in scaling the Meera Peak Base Camp. After exploring everything again you have to return from Meera Peak Base Camp to Lukla. The beauty and amazing view that you will get to know in Meera Peak Base Camp is marvelous and you will remember it throughout your entire life. Meera Peak Base Camp- Lukla. We follow the same route and come back to Lukla. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 17– Fly back to Kathmandu
On the 17th day of the tour package, you will board a flight back to Kathmandu while enjoining the 30-minutes of exhilarating mountain flight. The rest of the time in Kathmandu, you will be shopping and buying souvenirs to your loved ones. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 18– Departure to TIA, “Farewell!"
On the 18th day of the tour package, you will return to your country via the international Airport in Kathmandu.
Cost Included:
  • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
  • Trekking Guide with Insurance
  • Trekking Porters if needed with Insurance
  • Flight ticket for guide Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • Flight ticket for Clients Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • Two nights' Accommodation in Kathmandu 2 Star level hotel with bed- and- breakfast basis, (If you like to have a standard Hotel accommodations please do let us know).
  • Kathmandu city and trekking maps.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • Tims card (Trekking information management system) as like a permit.
  • Free use Company's duffel bag.
  • Emergence of helicopter rescue (pay by your insurance)
  • Day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, car/van/bus and tour guide
  • All needed Government fee.

Cost Excluded:
  • International Airfare.
  • Food in Kathmandu lunch and dinner.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters
  • Donation
  • Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone etc.
The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items are of individual interest, and choice. 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 or yaks 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.

We will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffel bag which you can use on the trek and is carried by porter/s. The duffel bag is yours to keep after the trek. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek.

General
  • For seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag or suitcase (We will provide one complimentary ACE duffel bag for you to keep.)

Daypack
  • Down Jacket (Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek)

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  • Shade hat or baseball cap - some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it is place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.
  • Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears.
  • Balaclava - lightweight, thinner variety.
  • 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. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses.
  • Headlamp - Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they are lithium batteries so that they will last in the colder temperatures. These are indispensable for getting around at night, reading, etc. so, don't go cheap here.
  • Some people like ear-muffs; These are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people (optional).
  • A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it (optional).

Hand
  •     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).
  •     1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.

Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn't be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).

Core Body
  • T-shirts (2).
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
  • 2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!

Lower Body – Legs
  • 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts - Quick drying type, not cotton!
  • Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
  • 2 pairs lightweight long underwear - capilene or other synthetic.
  • 1 pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
  • 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom - this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
  • 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
 All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

Feet
  • 4 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
  • 3 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
  • 1 pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail.
  • 1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots. Ensure a good fit with layered socks and you have worn then before to get used to it (otherwise you will get lots of blister).
  • 1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
  • 1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes / boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary (Optional).
  • 1 pair sandals (Optional).

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(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 as well)
  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Miscellaneous, but Important !
  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).
  • Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
  • Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its' effectiveness over time.
  • Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
  • Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
  • 2 bandanas.

Optional
  • 1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional, these can be of great assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees, ankles, etc, especially when going downhill (Optional).
  • Favorite snack foods, no more than 2 pounds (Optional).
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items light weight (Optional).
Binoculars (Optional).
  • 1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok, but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use (Optional).
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator (Optional).
  • A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman, some swear by them to avoid that chilly late night trip (Optional).
  • 1 small stainless steel thermos (Optional).

This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipments can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.

Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.

Trip Facts

Duration: 18 Days
Accomodation: Camping and Tent/ Guesthouse
Type: Modarate
Activities : Climbing
No. of Pax : Min 2
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : kathmandu

Trip Highlights

  • Meera Peak is one of the interesting Peak Climbing destinations in Nepal which is located in the Sagarmatha Region.
  • Meera Peak has the altitude of around 6,476 meters and hence the peak is relatively easier to climb for the trekkers and the climbers.
  • Meera Peak Climbing begins with a mountain flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla from the Capital City of Kathmandu.
  • Peak Meera, is considered as a straight- forward route for climbing.
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