- June 25, 2020
Mera Peak Climbing Cost
Mera peak (6,476 m) located in the popular trekking destination Everest region trek in Nepal. This is one of the highest peak climbing in the world. It has three main summits Mera North (6476m), Mera Central (6461m), and Mera South (6065m). Mera peak climbing is one of the impressive experiences during the expedition. You can enjoy the affordable and reasonable trip to Mera peak climbing cost.
Mera peak climbing is the perfect view or true summit from the north. While you climb a clear day, you had incredible views from Mera peak including Mt Everest, Chyou, Lothse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and so on. Also, you will experience the amazing scenery of beautiful landscapes, green hills, villages, waterfalls, rivers, and valleys with crystal clear snow-capped mountains.
You had a great experience climbing the Mera peak with an outstanding introduction of the Everest region trek. It requires basic technical mountaineering skills in the last part of Mera peak climbing. However, it is technically less challenging than Island peak climbing.
The Mera peak climbing cost will determine the number of factors:
- Climbing routes you choose
- Duration of your expedition
- Permits you enter the region
- Meal and drinks during the trip
- Accommodation during your trips
- Modes of transportation you choose to reach the Everest region
- Camping gears
- Field staff who go with you along the trip
- Equipment and gears for the climbing
- Miscellaneous expense during a climbing trip
It will help you to estimate your budget for the planning of Mera peak climbing.
Here are listed some significant determining factors with the associate cost of Mera peak climbing.
Duration of the Trek
Mera Peak Permits Cost
Meal and drink Cost
Mood of Transportation
Cost of Field Staff
Equipment and Gears Cost
Tips on Mera Peak Climbing Cost
Duration of the Trek
The duration of the trek plays a very important role to make the overall trek cost of your Mera peak climbing.
How long do you want to take part in the Mera peak climbing, it will depend upon your time frame and walking pace. The shortest trip can be done 15-16 days. However, it will not be suggested for beginner trekkers or people who are not used to with high altitude climb.
If you are Experience Mountain climber and looking for the challenging trip 16 days Mera peak climbing is the best option.
The long duration of climbing takes around 18-24 days. The 18 days Mera peak climbing will be the perfect itinerary for comfortable and successful climbing. It will ensure an easy and safe trip to Nepal.
The extra 3 days will cost you around 150USD more.
There are various routes to Mera peak climbing. It can determine the duration, permits, and moods of transportation. There is a choice of Mera peak climbing routes.
Route1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Then you trek through the Zatr La Pass (4610m) to Tagnag to Mera Base Camp. This is the shortest and challenging route to Mera peak base camp for the experienced climber.
The average cost will be around 2000USD per person.
Route2: You fly into Lukla. You are flowing the Everest base camp trek route up to Namche Bazar. Then you will diverse the Mera peak base camp from the Namche. After the summit the same way back.
The cost will be around 2200USD per person. The cost of tea houses is a slightly expensive Everest base camp trek route.
Routes: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Here you flowing through the beautiful and remote villages of Hinku valley. You can trek through the Tagnag to Mera Base Camp and the same way back from your destination.
This is one of the best trekking and climbing trail to Mera peak base camp. It gives you enough time to acclimatize and highly chosen route to Mera peak climbing.
The average cost will be around 2800USD per person. The cost will expensive for you Because of the long duration expedition route, which takes around 18-22 days.
Note: instead of a fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. You can choose to tourist bus transport Kathmandu to Jiri. From Jiri, you can start your actual journey. After flowing the classical route of the Everest region trek route arrive at Lukla. It will help you gradual acclimatization of high altitude trek. From Lukla, you can choose these three trekking routes. It will help you to reduce the cost of a round mountain flight to Lukla.
Mera Peak Permits Cost
While you decide an expedition routes you need have these permits;
Local Area Permit: This permit costs around 20USD. You can purchase at Lukla on arrival.
Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit: This permit cost is as follows:
SAARC nationals: US$ 15 per person
Other nationals: US$ 30 per person
Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit: The cost is as follows:
SAARC nationals: US$ 15
Other nationals: US$ 30
Season cost variation for the expedition:
The cost for expedition is as follows:
For Foreign Nationals:
For Nepali Nationals:
March-May: Nrs. 4000
Sep-Nov.: Nrs. 2000
Dec.-Feb.: Nrs. 1000
June-Aug.: Nrs. 1000
You don’t need to worry about the permits for the Mera peak climbing. It allows us to take care and preparation of the permits.
You must go through the local trekking agency to climb Mera peak. This is the regulation of the Nepal government while you planning all peak climbing in Nepal.
In Kathmandu unlimited accommodation facilities. The cost of accommodation can be 10-250USD per night. It will depend upon the basic lodges to starts hotels in Nepal. Depending on your choice the cost of accommodation will be a difference.
During higher altitude trek limited of accommodation service provided by the tea houses. You have to stay twin sharing room available during trek. The cost of these rooms will be around $2-$6 per night.
The range of cost due to the negotiation of group size, season, and so on.
On Mera peak trekking route accommodation cost is slightly expensive. You can get the room with basic facilities of a comfortable bed, blankets, clean mattress, and sheets.
At Mera base camp you have to camp at night for the climbing Mera peak. And next day heading towards the Mera peak high camp. You will again camp at Mera peak base camp while you came back after the peak climbing.
You can buy or rent a tent from your home town or Kathmandu Nepal. A good and durable tent cost be around $120-$200. You have to buy good quality, durable with comfortable for the group of size.
Meal and Drink Cost
A basic meal cost will be around $2 to $30 in Kathmandu.
Most of the tea houses and lodges provide the basic food menu along the trekking trail in Everest region.
Generally, these menus include the local food Dal Bhat Tarakari (steamed rice, lentils, and seasonal vegetables), noodles, fried rice, Momos (stuffed dumplings), and so on. The price can be range $2-$6 per plate.
You can get a cafe at Namche Bazar that offered good, fresh bread and pastries as well. This is the pleasant sites for the restaurant and hotel.
For drinks, you can choose including tea, coffee, hot and cold favored drinks, soups, hot and cold water. The cost will vary these things from $.5- $4 per glass or cup.
Thus, from Khare to Mera base camp trek tea house provide very basic and limited food and drinks, so you have bought and carried on the back of the porters.
Mood of Transportation
Mera peak climbing you can use two types of transportation. The only direct way from Kathamndu to Lukla flight. The cost of a flight ticket varies depending on the trekking season, early booking and availability. The cost will be around US$180 per person one way.
You can also choose local bus Kathmandu to Jiri. From Jiri, you have to trek Lukla. The cost of bus transportation will be around $5-$7per person.
Domestic airport picks up drop will be a private luxurious car.
If you went by bus it will take time around a 10-hour drive from Kathmandu to Jiri. But you can fly takes about 30-40 minutes. It will be easier and convenient as well as save your extra time trek to Lukla.
Cost of Field Staff
A Mera peak climbing trek is a challenging off-road trekking route. You will take participate with field staff makes your journey more comfortable and enjoyable. Some of the fields staff required are:
A professional and experienced trekking guide will more helpful for the information about the trekking trail and Himalayan region. The Mera peak trekking trail passes through the unmarked trail, they will navigate your trekking trail and safety walk.
The guide helps you to enhance your trekking experience. They will also provide knowledge about the diversity of flora and fauna along the trekking trail.
The Mera peak climbing trekking guide cost will be around $25-$30 per day.
Experience Mera Peak Climbing Guide:
The experience climbing guide summiting Mountain peak. A climbing guide will help you to organize and push to climb Mera peak.
The climbing guide assist on technique skills during climbing peak. Sometime they will instruct basic mountaineering training.
The cost of experience climbing guide will be around $325 for each on peak season.
The guide, assistance guide, climbing guide will help you with climbing skills. They will assist you to fixed rope and ladder while ascending and descending during climb peak.
An assistance guide will become a licensed holder. He/she will have less experienced but they will have to help you to the overall experience of the trekking.
They will help a guide with set up a camp. The assistance guide will useful for the large groups and a single guide will not able to handle individually of the group trek.
The cost of assistance guides will be around $18-$22 per day.
The porter will help you to carry your heavy load backpack. Two-person equals 1 porter. They will carry your all trekking gear and equipment as you need for your comfortable trip. Each porter will carry around 20-25Kg.
The group size will determine your overall cost of on-field staff. If you trek with group cost will divide each other and you can easily afford the trip.
The cost for a porter is $15 per day.
Equipment and Gears Cost
The cost of equipment, trekking, and climbing gears depends upon you. You can choose to purchase or rent them. If you have already you can reuse them.
Here we listed some regular and important equipment and gears during Mera peak climbing:
- You will need a climbing harness which might cost you around $50-$60
- 5 meters or more of 6mm climber’s accessory cord: $5-$10 per meter
- Figure 8 or Abseil belay device: $8-$36
- 1 large mitten sized ascender (large Petzl) and arm length leash: $25-$70
- 2 locking carabiners, 1 large and 1 small: $8-$12 each
- 4 regular carabiners: $8-$12 each
- Ice ax with a leash: $80-$150
- Crampons – must fit your boots perfectly. Steel crampons with anti-balling (anti-bot) plates are the most recommended: $8- $15
- Adjustable trekking poles: $20-$60
- Helmet: $40-$200
- Ski goggles: $80-$150
- Glacier sunglasses with side shields: $50-$65
- Oximeter: $14-$22
Note: The range of prices is due to the brand and quality of the product.
The cost of rent will be around $1- $10 per item per day. If you can pursue them you can get a heavy discount and bit negotiation your trekking gears. You can easily purchase or rent them in Kathmandu and Lukla. Kathmandu will be cheaper for you.
Travel insurance is very important for the high altitude adventure for peak climbing. But the cost will depend on the policy you choose.
If you wish to comfort and safety precaution of the higher altitude Himalayan region trek in Nepal.
For the Mera peak climbing, you must have travel insurance. You will be walking through the high altitude, rocky terrain, and snowy trekking trail. In such hostile land, accidents are frequent.
So you have to ensure for the safety travel, emergency evacuation, and immediate medical treatment during the unwanted situation in higher altitude trek.
Also, you have to make sure while you start your Mera peak climbing the policy includes the above 6000m altitude.
Good travel insurance for your Mera Peak Climbing can cost around $125-$280.
We highly recommend the trusted insurance company for your own land.
Most of the hospitality filed Tipping is used to nowadays. It is highly recommended but it is not compulsory. In Nepal tourism field trekking guide, tour guide porter, and all the related filed workers expecting from the traveler. If you are happy with their work, you can show your gratitude to the field staff. But how much do you want to give as your choice? Generally, 10% of you cost of the trip you have to tip them for the trekking and tour guide.
Basic Mountaineering Training:
This is an enthusiastic individual who does not have any prior experience of mountaineering. The training provides the theoretical and practical skills. You can learn how to use crampons, fixed ropes, and ice axes. Also, you can learn high altitude sickness symptoms and precaution with first aid. This usually lasts for a month to 40 days. The costs for these are as follows:
SAARC nationals: US$185
Rest of the world: US$3000
Note: These costs are for training programs conducted in Nepal.
Charging a fee for electronic gadgets:
The tea houses provide charging electronic gadgets but you have to pay extra more for this using service. The cost will be around $2-$6 per hour. It will depend upon the availability of sockets, electricity, season, negotiation skills.
The tea house also charges using the hot shower. It will not include your accommodation cost. The hot shower cost around $2-$6 per person.
Total Mera peak climbing
Above mention factor determining the total cost of the Mera peak climbing can be as follow;
Luxury and relaxed: US$2990-3500
Tips on Mera Peak Climbing Cost
Bring enough cash for the trekking to cover the expenses. Along the trekking trail, you may not find the ATM service remote villages trek. Most of the tea houses do not accept cards.
Have some extra cash to buy souvenirs along the trekking trail. You may like to buy some beautiful handicraft local products.
You must have to think twice to a checklist of trekking gears and equipment for comfortable and easy travel.
You may across the temple, monastery, schools, and stupas along the trekking trail. You can choose and donate them.
Before starting a trip you have a better to know the field staff. This way you can confirm experience and licensed professional staff. It will help to communicate comfortably.
Along the trekking trail, you can see lots of yaks, mules, and horses along the way. If you want to adventurous and do some extra you can ride yourself for a cost.
You have to select the best and professional trekking company. They will provide the best and experienced trekking leader with the best service. Etc.
The Mera peak climbing is the most exciting adventure in the Everest region high altitude trek. It is an ideal mountain peak climbing in the world.
You can meet with a professional and experienced mountaineering climbing guide during the spring season Mera peak as well. It will be a great time to enjoy their aura and an energetic atmosphere.
With an appropriate budget, packing, mountaineering training, and hiring a guide, porter won’t be that much difficult during Mera peak climbing.
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