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Mera Peak Volunteer Expedition

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Overview

This is Nepal’s highest trekking peak in the Himalayas - Mera Peak lies on the edge of the famous Khumbu Region. This peak offers astonishing views of the Himalayan Vista. Whilst technically straightforward, this trip has often been visited along the Makalu Barun National Park passing through bamboo and colorful Rhododendron forest which is an ultimate for those with a good level of fitness, moderate mountaineering experience and a keen sense of adventure. The interesting fact is that this trip also fascinates with brilliant views of Mt. Everest along with the other grand peaks that include Cho Oyu at (8210m), Lhotse at (8516m) and Makalu at (8463m) on a sparkling blue sky clear day.

This is a challenging and memorable adventure on a high and wild route. Starting with a dramatic and scenic short flight to a remote mountain airstrip you’ll begin your trek through beautiful trails and at times challenging Himalayan landscapes. Climb to the summit of Mera, one of Nepal’s highest trekking peaks.

Journey across fluctuating elevations as you descend into the wilderness of the Hinku valley and past sacred lakes to enjoy breathtaking views that make this journey well worth the effort. Combine easy non-technical climbing and strenuous trekking through striking landscapes and over high Himalayan Mountains as you make a beeline above the timberline on the way for summit...this is an exciting voluntary trek where you get to visit mountain schools and observe how kids study in these harsh conditions. The odyssey also opens up to a lot of culture as we get to interact with the local people and learn about Himalayan traditions and their religious beliefs. This is simply a wonderful trip with an unforgettable experience.


Trip Fact

  • Price starts

    USD 3400

  • Hard

    Difficulty

    Hard

  • Duration

    22 Days 21 Nights

  • Max. Altitude

    6,476m

  • Accomodation

    Hotel/Tent Camping /Guesthouse

  • Destination

    Nepal

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

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Difficulty level

Hard

Hard

These treks typically require you to do 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but with no real extremes of weather. Treks in this category can include trekking to elevations of up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m.When trekking at higher altitudes, your body needs to adjust to lower levels of oxygen and this provides added physical challenge to the trek. It is important to be physically fit and to prepare your body by doing regular exercise prior to embarking on your trek. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.

Activity

Peak Climbing and Expedition

Although the climbing expeditions do not require you to be an athlete, you must be fit and healthy before embarking on the expedition. Training and equipment for technical elements are provided. To roughly assess your fitness level, see that you can easily walk about 8 km gaining a height of 600m/2,000ft with a 8 t0 10kg rucksack in about 2-1/2 hours or less. Note that you should be able to follow the regime for several consecutive days

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (3 star), welcome dinner with group.

Day 2

Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu/preparation day.

Day 3

Fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu 30 min (2,469m), and Drive to Rokti off road 4 wheel drive via Nale (1,600m), 3 hours.

Day 4

Trek from Rokti to Pawai village (school site) Half day Volunteer, (1,600m), 4-5 hours.

Day 5

Welcome at Shree Bashuki Lower Secondary School, Pawai village.

Day 6

We continue with our Volunteer day activities at school. Farewell ceremony, culture dance.

Day 7

Trek from Pawai to Juke (2,700m), 7 hours.

Day 8

Trek from Juke to Nading Village, 4 hours (3200m).

Day 9

Trek from Nading to Cholem Kharka (3,600m) via Charakhor Village, 5 hours.

Day 10

Trek to Khola Kharka (4,070m) via Panch Pokhari (4,400m), 7 hours.

Day 11

Acclimatization day to explore Panch Pokhari (lakes).

Day 12

Trek from Khola to Kothe (3,691m), 6-7 hours.

Day 13

Trek to Thak Nak (4,358m), 4-5 hours.

Day 14

Trek to Khare (5000m), 4-5 hour.

Day 15

Acclimatization day, equipment check day.

Day 16

Trek to Mera Peak High Camp (5,780m), 5-6 hours.

Day 17

Summit day of Mera Peak (6416m), and return to Khare (5,000m), 13 hours.

Day 18

Trek to Khothe (4,160m), 5-6 hours.

Day 19

Trek to Thuli Kharka (4,300m), 6-7 hours.

Day 20

Trek to Lukla (2800m) via Chhetra La Pass, Farewell dinner with group.

Day 21

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, Farewell dinner with group.

Day 22

Airport transfer/International departure.

Package Details

Trip Inclusions

    Transport

  • Domestic flight: Kathmandu-Phaplu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • Private vehicle transfers: International and domestic airports–hotel.
  • Shared Jeep: Phaplu-Rokti.
  • Accommodation

  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Hotel, Kathmandu (3 star) on a twin share basis with breakfasts included.
  • 17 nights’ accommodation at tent/ camping
  • 1 night accommodation Lukla staying at guesthouse on trek.
  • Meals

  • Three delicious meals a day on trek and Climbing Period.
  • Hot drinks provided with each meal on trek.
  • Drinking water on trek.
  • Hot washing water provided each morning.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners with group.
  • *Meal inclusions: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

    Other

  • Northface tent (twin-share), sleeping mat, 4 season sleeping bag and hot water bag Kitchen, dining and toilet tents.
  • Toilet paper provided.
  • Complimentary waterproof trek duffle bag hire for the duration of trek (to be used by porter to carry your trek and climbing gear).
  • Complimentary down jacket hire for the duration of the trek/Climbing.
  • All required trekking and Mera Peak climbing permit.
  • English Speaking Guide and Climbing Sherpa.
  • Camping Cook and Kitchen Staff team and porters.
  • First aid medicine box carried at all times by staff.
  • Staff provided with protective footwear and clothing suitable for high mountains pass.
  • Group Climbing gear.
  • Staff insurance included.
  • Complimentary trekking map, Cultural Dance show at Shree Bashuki Lower Secondary School.
  • Half-day sightseeing tour (includes private vehicle transfers to and from hotel, English speaking guides Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Monkey Temple)
  • All VAT taxes (13%) are included in the price.

Trip Exclusions

    Transport

  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation

  • Extra night/s of accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. (See terms and conditions for more details).
  • Food/Drink

  • Soft drinks and/or alcoholic beverages on trek.
  • Some lunches and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary- (see meal inclusions for more details).
  • Some dinners and lunches in Kathmandu (Meal inclusions are indicated by: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Other

  • Nepalese tourist visa (available on arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport).
  • Private travel insurance (6000+ medical evacuations).
  • Any optional/additional activities in Kathmandu such as sightseeing, entrance costs at World Heritage Sites.
  • The trip price does not include a donation to the school. It is your personal choice if you would like to donate items in addition to the trip price (By participating in this trek, you are already contributing much needed funds into the community via using and assisting on the site).
  • Personal shopping and expenses.
  • Personal climbing gear/possible to hair in Kathmandu
  • Sherpa Climbing bonus USD 300
  • Tips/gratuities for staff.

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