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Guided Mera Peak Ascent in the Himalayas

Guided Mera Peak Ascent in the Himalayas | Nepal

Come along on an exciting expedition to climb Mera Peak in Lukla-Barun Valley of Nepal with the help of certified local guides. Prepare to be captivated by the sheer magnificence of this towering peak as you stay in Sherpa lodges and dive into the local culture.

Group

Himalaya

18 Days

Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

* Ascend the iconic Mera Peak

* Witness five majestic mountains including Makalu and Everest

* Explore remarkable destinations like Namche and the revered Tyangboche Monastery

Description

Conquer the majestic Mera Peak soaring to an impressive altitude of 6,450 meters (21,161 feet), located in the enchanting Lukla-Barun Valley of Nepal.

We'll kick off our adventure with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla where we will begin our trek. Along the way, we will set ample time for acclimatization in the Khumbu Valley, allowing us to visit noteworthy sites such as Namche and the revered Tyangboche Monastery.

As we cross the mountainous terrain, we will stay in Sherpa lodges for most of the trip, ensuring comfortable accommodation, except during our stay at the high-altitude camp near Mera Peak, where we will spend one night in tents. Our trusted team of porters will assist us by carrying the necessary equipment, enabling us to fully immerse ourselves in the thrilling expedition that lies ahead.

This mountain expedition in Nepal offers a captivating experience, with spectacular views from the summit. From the pinnacle, you'll be rewarded with a world-famous view of five majestic peaks towering above 8,000 meters (26,246 feet): Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kangchenjunga.

A fundamental knowledge of ice axe and crampon usage, coupled with a solid level of physical fitness, is essential for participants in this expedition. With thorough preparation and a resilient mindset, we will venture into the incredible heights that await us in Lukla-Barun Valley.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to embark on an incredible journey to conquer Mera Peak. Contact me today to book your trip and begin your preparations for your next climbing adventure!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Lift tickets

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Personal porters

- Mountain guide expenses

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Avalanche equipment

- Skis

- Ski boots

- Belay and rappel devices

- Quickdraws

- Chalk

- Crash pads

- Trekking poles

- Hiking shoes

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment sleeping bag

- Camping equipment sleeping pad

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

Meals in the city and flights to Kathmandu are not included in the package.


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will check into our hotel for accommodation.

Day 2: City Tour

We will embark on a city tour to explore the highlights and attractions of the city.

Day 3: Flight to Lukla and Trek to Monjo

We will take a flight to Lukla, followed by a trek to reach the village of Monjo.

Day 4: Trek to Namche

We will embark on a trek to reach the village of Namche

Day 5: Visit Tyangboche Monastery

We will visit the Tyangboche Monastery, a sacred site of great cultural significance, and then return to Namche.

Day 6: Trek to Lukla

We will trek back to Lukla, retracing our steps through the captivating landscapes of the region.

Day 7 to 8: Cross the Mountain for Barun Valley

We will traverse the mountain to reach the mesmerizing Barun Valley.

Day 9 to 10: Trek back to Base Camp

We will embark on a trek towards the base camp

Day 11: Rest Day

We will take a well-deserved rest day

Day 12: Climb to Altitude Camp

We will ascend to the altitude camp at 5,200 meters, pushing ourselves further towards our goal and acclimatizing to the higher elevation.

Day 13: Climb to the Summit

We will conquer the summit and then make our way back to the base camp

Day 14 to 16: Trek back to Lukla

We will trek back to Lukla, retracing our steps and bidding farewell to the magnificent mountains as we make our way towards the end of our journey.

Day 17: Flight to Kathmandu

We will take a flight from Lukla back to KTHM and check in into the hotel.

Day 18: Flight Back Home

We will board our flight back home, marking the end of our expedition.

 

Equipment you will need to bring

Here is a list of essential gear you will need for this trip: * Poles * Sunglasses * Crampons * Ice Axe * Harness * Backpack * Water bottle * Flashlight


FAQs

What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

Participants in this expedition must possess a fundamental understanding of how to use ice axes and crampons, as well as maintain a strong level of physical fitness, therefore this program is not recommended for children or elderly individuals.

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

On average, expect to spend approximately 7 hours per day trekking, except for the summit day which may require up to 12 hours. The daily distance covered will be a maximum of 14 kilometers. Most days will involve walking, except for the two summit days in the glacier.

It is recommended to engage in regular aerobic exercises such as running, hiking, cycling, or swimming to improve your endurance. Incorporating strength training exercises to build overall body strength, focusing on your legs, core, and upper body is also an effective way to prepare your body for the challenges that await.

Will there be porters to help to carry group and personal equipment?

During the expedition, porters will be available to assist with the transportation of both group and personal equipment.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Yak & Yeti Kathmandu Nepal
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Hotel Shanker Kathmandu Nepal
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Hotel Thamel Kathmandu Nepal
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About the guide

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Gastón

4.00

(6)

Alpine Guide

Come and let me show you amazing views in the Andes mountain range. Get in touch with me, I can offer you unique experiences!

I'm an instructor, Mountain Guide and professional photographer. I have more than 35 years of professional experience in expeditions such as the Himalayas, the Alps, the Antarctic and the Andes. I've reached more than 300 summits, such as the Aconcagua South Wall, Gasherbrum ll in Pakistan, Pilar of the Brenva Mont Blanc, Mount Everest, Mount Shisapagma in the Tibet and the Aconcagua, between many others.

I was a founding member of the National Mountain School, member of the expeditions commission of the UIAA (based in Switzerland), member of ANENA (France) and founding member of the Chilean Exploration Association. I've published 6 books related to mountaineering and produced several TV documentary films.

I currently work as an independent mountain guide and I organize expeditions and treks in Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Nepal, Chilean Patagonia and Chilean Andes. I'm also teacher at the San Sebastián University.

Languages

English

Certificates

ACMG

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What people are saying about Gastón

HENRIK

5.00

We summited Ojos del Salado on December 8th, 2023. We where a small and nice group of 3 mountaineers and 2 guides. Gaston was a very friendly senior guide. Very helpful was his admirable experience as a mountain guide. He provided a reasonable and balanced program consisting of acclimatization hikes, driving and rest days. Explore-Share was the only provider who offed me this expedition for a reasonable price at suitable dates and assisted very well in finding the right guide. It was an unforgettable trip I can recommend to everybody, who loves mountaineering and outdoor adventures.

Biff

4.00

We loved Gaston - he was very nice - BUT - one of the team members was not prepared - at all - for this type of climb which significantly hampered the performance of the other team members. I would STRONGLY encourage a stronger process of weeding out those who have no business signing up for such a climb - I will admit, my entire experience was 'ruined' because of the weak climber - we had to take long, long, long breaks in order for her to catch up making the rest of us extremely cold - it was so unfortunate - additionally, I would suggest a higher hiker to guide ratio - since we were required to carry our own gear to the high camp - and one of the members was not strong enough to pull their own weight - this added additional burden to the other climbers! I am so frustrated that due to the lack of training, responsibility, and knowledge of one climber it ruined the entire experience for the rest of us!

Karl

3.00

It has been difficult for me as the one group member who did not speak Spanish fluently to be and feel included, as most group conversations happened - understandably - in Spanish. Very fortunately, two fellow climbers spoke English very well, which was very important to exchange information and have good conversations in general. I recommend to non-Spanish speaking climbers to either join a trip like that with a friend or learn to speak Spanish very well. I can get through while traveling in South America with my rudimentary Spanish, but it is insufficient for me to follow or participate in Spanish spoken conversations.

Kristyn

5.00

Gastón is incredible and so professional! He met with us before the trip to make sure we were prepared and to go over all the details which was extremely helpful. Dinners with his great cooking and good conversation were one of my favorite things. When we hiked, he set the perfect steady pace for acclimating to the altitude and not getting too tired. This trip wouldn't have been the same without Gastón. I wouldn't go with anyone else!

Nels

5.00

We had an incredible time on our trip! Gaston was amazing, and we were very fortunate to have him as our guide. He has spent a lifetime hiking in Chile, and it reflected in his planning and preparation for the trip. With his help we were able to push to the top, and make awesome memories along the way!


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