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Mera Peak Walk, Climb, Trekking Peak Expedition.

  • Mear Peak Members at Merala. Photo Burkhard Felber
  • Mear Peak Final summit push of Mera Peak. Photo Anton Schneider
  • Mear Peak Members summiting Mera Peak. Photo Jangbu
  • Mear Peak Member Hiking up to Khote. Photo Kaley
  • Mear Peak Mera Peak high camp.
  • Mear Peak Members enjoying Mera Summit.
  • mera peak Moving toward to summit. Photo Burkhard Felber
  • Mear Peak Milan Sramek (Slovakia) soaks up a twilight's last spears of sun at Tagnag Lake. Photo by Michael Moritz
  • Mear Peak At High Camp. Photo Burkhard Felber
  • Mear Peak Trekking through the big Rhododendron and Hemlock jungle at Tashing Ongma at 3580 metres - 11742 feet. photo by Andrew Davis
  • Mear Peak Descending after summit. Photo Burkhard Felber
  • Mear Peak Member crossing Mera La. Photo Frank Seidel
  • Mear Peak Members trekking to Khotey. Photo Kaley
  • Mear Peak Member enjoying sunny day and resting. Photo Ray Pevitt
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  • Fantastic way to test yourself at high altitude and see how you feel at 6500 m /21,000 ft.
  • Dates : 12 October, to 2 November. 22 days in Nepal.
  • Full Service Cost: $3,150, £2,350, €2,750. (Converted 16-08-2016)
  • Looking for a shorter trek? just trek to Kare village in 18 days for: $2,150, £1,550, €1,850.
  • Leadership: Dan Mazur, 5 time Mera Peak leader, 4 time Baruntse leader, and 10 time Everest leader.
  • New Flexible Date Option: arrive anytime at your convenience during Oct or Nov.
  • Add on Baruntse and climb two fun mountains for one low price in a short amount of time.
  • Full Service price includes climb training, Sherpas, hotels, domestic flights, basecamp, yaks, porters, ropes, tasty meals on trek, in basecamp and climb, group climb equipment, tents, radios, satphones, etc. 
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  • Famous high "Trekking Peak" located in a remote unspoiled part of Nepal near Everest.
  • Friendly leader Dan Mazur teaches everything you need to know about climbing during the trip. 
  • Our expert and helpful Sherpas accompany you the entire way.
  • One of the most beautiful places to take an up-close look at the high peaks around Everest in Nepal.
  • A great expedition to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or snow raquette after you climb to the summit.
  • Walk to base camp on snow-free paths through green terraced villages, rushing rivers, suspension bridges, lush forests, stay in civilized 'teahouses' and camp in verdant meadows beneath towering peaks.
  • We are available to help you buy & rent - hire inexpensive climbing gear, equipment, clothing, & boots.
Recent News: Our Autumn Mera Peak Expedition was a brilliant success. Click here to read news of our expedition, listen to audio dispatches, and view recent photos of the climb.
 
New Mera Peak Video Clip: Please click here to view an exciting video interview with Dan Mazur describing his ski descent of Mera Peak. 
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Mera Peak Programme Description

Please click one of the links below to view that section of our introductory information or just scroll down (photo right by Marion Joncheres: A stunning view of Mera Peak from basecamp). A stunning view of Mera Peak from basecamp


Mera Peak Programme Description:

Introduction: At 6476 metres/21,246 feet, Mera Peak lies in the heart of the Himalayan Giants of Nepal and is considered the highest trekking peak in Nepal. Our expedition offers an opportunity to climb this fun and easier 6500 Team member on the Mera La at 5400 metres/17,700 feetmetre/21,000 foot peak, located in a more remote area of the Khumbu region in Nepal in a relatively short amount of time. The summit affords some of the best views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu that can be seen anywhere in the  Himalaya.

    • We teach you everything you need to know about climbing during the trip to safely ascend this fun and higher trekking peak (photo right by Marion Joncheres: Team member on the Mera La at 5400 metres/17,700 feet)
    • Mera Peak could qualify you for Cho Oyu and if you do well on the spring trip, you could transfer to our Cho Oyu expedition directly.
    • Our proposed schedule allows for a careful and safe ascent, as well as rest days along the trek.
    • The style of climbing is cautious and well-timed, with excellent leadership, organization, Sherpa climbers, `walkie-talkie` radios, satellite telephones, cooks and waiters, tasty food, the best equipment, a full kitchen in basecamp, two camps on the mountain, 1000s of metres of fixed line, hundreds of rock, ice and snow anchors, top-quality high altitude tents and high altitude stoves, expedition mix gas, and full safety equipment: medical oxygen, gamow bag, and extensive medical kit.
    • Our expedition features one of the most beautiful treks in the world included in the cost.
    • This expedition maximizes experience gained over countless Himalayan expeditions with a strong record of reaching the top of our world`s highest peaks. In addition to more than 25 Himalayan expeditions we have an intimate knowledge of the Nepalese officials who regulate the permit system, liaison officers, sherpas, cooks, yak drivers, and hoteliers/restaurateurs. back to topOur team on the summit of Mera Peak: Rajan Thapa (trek leader), Stuart Murray (climb leader), Kristen Murray (Stuart's daughter), Gary (Ferro) Ferris, Mark Garrett, and Tashi Sherpa (climbing sherpa). In the background from left to right: Cho Oyu, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Everest, and Lhotse
  • Leader and staff: In Kathmandu, during the trek, in basecamp and on the climb, our experienced staff is with you all of the way. Our helpful climbing sherpas are some of the best. They are real high-altitude star-performers and very friendly. Our western leader is a highly experienced, friendly, and well-organized professional with multiple ascents of Everest, Cho Oyu and Ama Dablam. Skillful basecamp cooks prepare delicious, fresh, tasty food and hot drinks at least 3 times a day {photo right by Dan Mazur: Our team on the summit of Mera Peak: Rajan Thapa (trek leader), Stuart Murray (climb leader), Kristen Murray (Stuart's daughter), Gary (Ferro) Ferris, Mark Garrett, and Tashi Sherpa (climbing sherpa). In the background from left to right: Cho Oyu, Pumori, Ama Dablam, Everest, and Lhotse}.
    • On trek: Our western leader, together with friendly and helpful sherpas, cooks and local people leading yak caravans carry all of your personal equipment, group equipment, and set up camp each day, prepare and serve delicious meals, so you can relax and enjoy the trek. You do not need to carry a heavy rucksack during the trek.
    • Our comfortable basecamp: Our cooks and waiters will serve you delicious meals in our dining tents.
    • On the mountain: Our western leader and group sherpas will fix the route and set up high camps, as well as carry group equipment, such as tents, stoves, etc. If you wish to help out, we welcome you to do so, otherwise just relax and focus on getting well acclimated and achieving your goals. You do not need to carry a heavy rucksack during the climb.
    • Sherpas: Our excellent sherpas have an intimate knowledge of the beautiful trek to Mera Peak and the comfortable villages we will visit because this is their home region. They live in this land, grew up on farms here, have family and friends in the fun areas we will pass through, making our visit less of the usual tourist experience and more involved with the unique and genuine culture of the Khumbu Valley. They go out of their way to help make your visit remarkable, enjoyable along the way, and create lasting ties with the majestic landscapes and the inhabitants who reside there. This is a truly wonderful trek with friendly people. back to top
  • Everest National Park: The park covers an area of 1148 square kilometres in the Khumbu region of Nepal. This includes Baruntse, Mt. climbers on the way to summit. Photo Scott. Everest and several other well known peaks such as Lhotse, Pumori, Island Peak , and Ama Dablam. The surrounding area is a `world biosphere reserve`. Since 1976 the park has served to safeguard unique cultural, physical and scientific values through sound conservation principles. Vegetation in the park varies from oak, pine and hemlock forests at lower altitudes to fir, juniper, birch and rhododendron woods at mid-elevations. Scrub and alpine plant communities with bare rock and glacier are found above the tree line. 22 species of rhododendron bloom during the spring (April and May) and much of the flora is colourful throughout the year. Wild animals most likely to be seen in the park are Himalayan tahr, goral, serow, musk deer, and well over 100 different bird species (photo rightclimbers on the way to summit. Photo Scott).
  • Trek to basecamp: This is one of the most beautiful treks in the world with ancient snow-free paths winding past green terraced villages, rushing streams crossed on swinging bridges and each night a comfortable `teahouse` or a good tent pitched in a quiet pasture beneath the highest peaks in the world. Throughout the trek we eat delicious meals prepared by our skillful cooks. The trek will be moderately paced, allowing plenty of time for acclimatization, rest and site-seeing. The trek winds through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery on earth, where you can relax in exotic, friendly Sherpa villages. Our trusty yaks and porters carry all of your baggage, so you don`t have to carry a heavy rucksack. Our destination is Mera Peak basecamp, located at 4800 metres/15,700 feet. back to top
Sean at High camp mera. Stephen and Dan climbing up to High Camp. Photo S Kirkwood. Near Summit of Mera Peak
 
A spectacular and beautiful camping site on the trek to Mera Peak called Seto Pokari. There is a great lake and awesome views of the surrounding peaks as we acclimate and enjoy the trip in and out along the expedition. Trekking through the Hongku Valley at 4700 metres/15,400 feet (Tunc Findik). Sean at High camp mera. Stephen and Dan climbing up to High Camp. Photo S Kirkwood. Near Summit of Mera Peak. Photo Caroline Wergeland
 
  • Basecamp: Features your own private sleeping tent that will be all your own, not needing to be shared with anyone. We have comfortable dining tents with tables and chairs where our cooks and waiters will serve you delicious meals.
  • Rest Days: We will be taking a lot of them throughout the expedition. During your rest days we encourage you to concentrate on recovering, eating and drinking, to read, relax, listen to music and stroll around visiting other teams. Mera Peak, as seen on the approach trek to basecam
  • Climbing Mera Peak: Trekking Mera Peak provides a great opportunity to get to a high altitude in a relatively short amount of time. The route is fairly straight forward from basecamp to the summit with only a few sections of fixed rope near the top. We will take the opportunity to review climbing techniques, glacier travel, rope fixing, ascending, and descending on this relatively 'safe' mountain before going for the summit (photo right by Dan Mazur: Mera Peak, as seen on the approach trek to basecamp). 
From basecamp, we will move up a high snow pass called the Mera La and camp at 5400 metres/17,700 feet. The views here are stunning with a panoramic ring of Himalayan peaks surrounding the camp. From here we will continue up a short steep walk to Mera high camp at 5800 metres/19,000 feet, located near a rocky outcrop.

From the high camp it is possible to ascend to the summit in one day. The steady climb to the north summit (the true summit of Mera Peak) is rewarded with one of the finest viewpoints in Nepal, giving fantastic views of five 8000 metre peaks, Everest and Lhotse to the north, Kanchenjunga and Makalu to the east, and Cho Oyu to the west.

  High camp. Photo Travis Lubinski ice training in Mera basecamp teach by Dan Mazur. Photo Scott
Heading towards the summit of fun trekking peak, Mera Peak, at 6300 metres/20,700 feet. High camp. Photo Travis Lubinski. Our team climbing the final pitch on the snow dome to the summit of Mera Peak (Dan Mazur). ice training in Mera basecamp teach by Dan Mazur. Photo Scott

  • Who is this trip for?Hiking towards to next camp. Photo Travis Lubinski
    • We encourage men and women from around the world, of all ages to join us as an individual team member or with your own group, whether that is your spouse, partner, friends, sibling, clients, colleagues, etc. Most of our members join as individuals, our team dynamics work well, and we are able to build successful and safe groups that enjoy trekking, climbing, and traveling together.
    • We teach you everything you need to know about climbing during the trip.
    • To participate in this expedition you must be a very fit and active winter-walker-climber in good health. Prior to joining, please see your doctor and obtain the necessary permission and advice (photo rightHiking towards to next camp. Photo Travis Lubinski).

Please "click" one of the links on the column on the upper right of the screen under Mera Peak to learn more about our expedition. back to top

Mera Peak Climbing Expedition Cost

* Our “full-service" expedition includes:

  • Leader: Cost includes a very experienced and qualified British, European, or American leader;
  • Climbing Sherpas for the group;
  • Transport to basecamp to/from Kathmandu, for you and equipment, including all internal / domestic flights Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu;
  • Yak transport of all equipment from Lukla to and from basecamp;
  • Three hot meals per day on trek, in basecamp and on Mera Peak. Comfortable tables and chairs and dining tent in basecamp;
  • Skillful basecamp cooks;
  • All mountain and basecamp food;
  • All permit fees and liaison officers;
  • Use of group gear and supplies: rope, ice, rock, and snow anchor protection; basecamp and altitude tents; cookers, fuel, high-altitude food, walkie-talkie radios, satellite telephone, etcetera;
  • Emergency equipment and supplies: medical oxygen, gamow bag, basecamp medical kit, high-altitude medical kits, etcetera;
  • In addition to our top-quality high-altitude tents.
  • Your trip includes 2 free Kathmandu hotel nights at the beginning and two free Kathmandu hotel nights at the end of the trip. You will be sharing. If you want your own single room, the cost is an aditional $32 per night (during the included four free hotel nights) and for extra nights $65 per person for single occupancy. Please bring extra cash to pay for your extra nights and / or your single supplement. We often stay at the comfortable three star Hotel Shakti. Its an excellent and classic hotel surrounded by green gardens and located in the heart of the city action near many delicious restaurants, the city's best mountain equipment shopping, and abundant nightlife all within a few minutes walk. The Shakti also offers lots of entertaining day trip (and night outing) options such as city tours, walking tours, rock climbing, mountain biking, wild game safaris, horse back riding, art classes, volunteer opportunities at orphanages, hospitals, schools, women's centres, bird watching, cooking classes, sport fishing, day peak climbing, herbal medicine seminars, day hikes, pottery classes, car tours, sightseeing, temple tours, henna handpainting classes, massage, swimming, beauty salon, motorbiking, yoga retreats, river rafting, painting classes, golf, language courses, kayaking, writing seminars, bungie jumping, religious worship, canyoning, hot tubs, health club, saunas, fitness center, spa treatments, Mount Kailash Treks, night clubs, meditation retreats, gourmet restaurants, cultural dance performances, wine tasting, pedicures and manicures, casino gambling, barber shop, discotheques, airport transfers, Scenic flights around Mount Everest and much much more. Meals in Kathmandu are at your expense.back to top

Trekking: The cost of this expedition includes one of the most beautiful treks in the world. 

Sherpas and Equipment Transport: Our expedition includes transport of all of your equipment from Kathmandu to basecamp, and returned to Kathmandu. While climbing on the mountain, we DO NOT ask our full-service members to carry heavy group equipment (although it is an option if you really want to), such as tents, rope, fuel, food, etcetera. We employ climbing sherpas, and high-altitude porters, to carry group equipment and supplies. 

Cooks and Food: On trek, our top notch cooks provide three very tasty meals each day. In base camp and on the mountain our skillful and hard working cooks prepare three hot meals each day with a very healthy diet of fresh vegetables, cheeses, eggs, and fresh as well as tinned fruits, meats and fish (all meats and fish are prepared separately out of respect for the vegetarians in our midst). They supply you with unlimited hot-drinks, the key to successful acclimatization. We have large weather-proof kitchens and dining tents, with comfortable chairs and tables. On the mountain, we provide you with abundant and nutritious locally available quick-cooking food, so that you may prepare at least three meals and lots of hot drinks each day, in our specially designed high-altitude stoves using our butane-propane expedition mix fuel.

Group Equipment: We provide a plethora of top-quality, and time-tested equipment, group gear, and supplies, including: rope, ice, rock, and snow anchor protection; basecamp, and high altitude tents; cookers, fuel, high-altitude food, walkie-talkie radios, bamboo marker wands, etcetera. We now provide an individual tent for each member in basecamp, so you do not have to share. We also have shower and toilet tent for base camp. Please see the above EQUIPMENT link, to study what we bring for your use and safety.

Staff: Our staff, working together as "Everest Parivar Expeditions, Pvt. Ltd." led by the experienced and influential Mr. Murari Sharma, are hospitality experts and have, for the last 21 years, been arranging overland tours, safaris, raft trips, treks, mountain climbs, trek support staff, cooks, peak climbing permits, satellite phone permits, video and film-making permits, translators, liaison officers, climbing Sherpas, oxygen, helicopter flights, air tickets, equipment purchase/hire, storage, import/export, shipping, customs clearance, transport bookings, advance hotel bookings, visas, repatriations, and permits.

Safety: Safety: Our expeditions are allowed access to our extensive communications equipment, medical supplies, first-aid kits, medical oxygen, and a gamow bag in case of emergency. Thank you for being a well-prepared and safe team member! back to top

*What is not included?

  • Visa and Passport: Your Nepal visa is conveniently purchased by you upon arrival at the Kathmandu airport. It is not necessary to purchase a Nepalese visa prior to landing in Nepal. In 2013, the cost of a 90 day visa was $100 USD. 30 days visa cost $60. Please bring cash and 2 extra passport-sized photos (extra photos are necessary to obtain the visa in the airport). Thank you. Please Note: Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months fom the END of the expedition and contain at least 2 blank pages.
  • Additional expenses like bottled or canned drinks on the trek, tips and gratuities, and expenses of a personal nature (ie: laundry or gift shopping) are not included.
Please ask any questions regarding cost at info@summitclimb.com.

Mera Peak Climbing Expedition Detailed Itinerary and Schedule

Please click one of the links below to view that section of Mera Peak's itinerary or scroll down.

Note: This is a proposed schedule, which has been developed through previous trips. The actual itinerary of your trip can differ depending on such factors as weather and local conditions. For example, the trip may finish earlier than these dates, or we may need every single day of the schedule. Thank you for being patient and flexible when coming to a foreign country like Nepal.

Arriving in Kathmandu:

1) Arrive Kathmandu (1,300 meters/4,250 feet). Hotel;

2) Orientation day in Kathmandu. Hotel;

Trekking to Mera Peak:

3) Fly to Lukla (2860 metres/9,400 feet);

4) Trek from Lukla to Chutanga (3474 metres/11,400 feet);

5) Trek across the Zetra La pass (4600 metres/15,100 feet), to the village of Chatra La (4200 metres/13,800 feet);

6) Walk to Kothey (Tashi Ongma) at 3500 metres/11,500 feet;

7) Continue to Tagnag at 4300 metres/14,100 feet;

8) Rest day, acclimatization, explore the surrounding area;

9) Walk to Khare at 5000 metres/16,400 feet, organize equipment;

10) Trek across the Mera La, which is at about 5300 metres/17,400 feet to Mera Peak basecamp at 5100 metres/16,700 feet

11) Rest day, acclimatization, explore the surrounding area; back to top

Climbing Mera Peak: 

12) Climb to High Camp, (5768 metres/18,978 feet);

13) Summit Mera Peak (6476 metres/21,246 feet), descend back to Khare;

14) Extra day for summit attempt and packing up, resting;

15) Extra day for summit attempt and packing up, resting; back to top

Going Home:

16) Trek back from Khare to Tagnag;

17) Trek to Kothey (Tashi Ongma);

18) Trek to Chatra La or Chutanga; 

19) Trek to Lukla. Teahouse or camping;

20) Flight to Kathmandu. Hotel.

21) Flight to Kathmandu. Hotel.

22) Extra day in Kathmandu, in case of delay, and for sightseeing, gift shopping, celebration, saying goodbye to new friends. Hotel

22) Fly home. Thank you for joining our Baruntse expedition! back to top

Thank you for joining our  Mera Peak Expedition!

Mera Peak Climbing Expedition Route Description

Please click one of the links below to view that section of Mera Peak's route or scroll down (photo right by Marion Joncheres: A stunning view of Mera Peak from basecamp).

Introduction-

At 6476 metres/21,246 feet, Mera Peak lies in the heart of the Himalayan Giants of Nepal and is considered the highest trekking peak in Nepal. Our expedition offers an opportunity to climb this fun and easier 6500 metre/21,000 foot peak, located in a more remote area of the Khumbu region in Nepal in a relatively short amount of time. The summit affords some of the best views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu that can be seen anywhere in the  Himalaya.

This expedition maximizes experience gained over countless Himalayan expeditions with a strong record of reaching the top of our world`s highest peaks. In addition to more than 25 Himalayan expeditions we have an intimate knowledge of the Nepalese officials who regulate the permit system, liaison officers, sherpas, cooks, yak drivers, and hoteliers/restaurateurs.

Itinerary-

The proposed itinerary allows enough time for proper acclimatization, and rest days where the kitchen and base camp staff can look after all of your needs, and quell your appetite. The weather at this time of year is normally quite good and stable. However, we all know the global weather is changing, and in case of storms, you will note the proposed itinerary includes extra days as well. In previous expeditions, half of those who reached the summit needed every single "extra" day. back to top

Weather-

At low elevation, the temperatures can vary from 27°c to -7°c ( 80°f to 20°f). At higher elevations, the temperature can vary from 16°c to -23°c (60°f to -10°f). The wind is the most chilling factor, and can be quite variable, with everything from a flat calm, to hurricane force on the summit. There may be deep snow, heavy rains, mosquitoes in wet areas, blowing dust, burning heat, bright sunshine. back to top

Arriving in Kathmandu-

The trip begins in the ancient and colorful city of Kathmandu. You stay in a comfortable, simple, clean hotel, and sample some of the tasty Nepalese, Tibetan and Western-Style cuisine. During your free days in Kathmandu, you shall finalize arrangements, including your group visa, and take some time out for trinket hunting, with potential visits to explore the 17th century splendors of the Monkey Temple, the Durbar Square and old Kings Palace, as well as the ancient city of Patan.

Touring the exotic temples of Bakhtapur, in the Kathmandu Valley (Felix Berg). A holy man praying near the Baghmati River in Kathmandu (Chris Kinny).

We will take this day to finalize arrangements (such as issuing your trekking permit, etc), in between enjoying food and drink at some of the many westernized restaurants in the Thamel neighborhood. Today is an ideal day to pick up extra bits of trekking kit from the plethora of mountain shops selling a surprising variety of good quality new and used mountain clothing, shoes, and nearly everything you might find in a trekking shop in your home country. The local "supermarkets" are great places to stock up on imported chocolates, sweets, and some surprisingly tasty local trekking foods like energy bars, nuts, granola bars, etcetera. back to top

Trekking to Mera Peak-

For our full-service members, the cost of this expedition includes one of the most beautiful treks in the world with ancient snow-free paths winding past green terraced villages, rushing streams crossed on swinging bridges and each night a comfortable `teahouse` or a good tent pitched in a quiet pasture beneath the highest peaks in the world. Throughout the trek we eat delicious meals prepared by our skillful cooks. The trek will be moderately paced, allowing plenty of time for acclimatization, rest and site-seeing. The trek winds through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery on earth, where you can relax in exotic, friendly Sherpa villages.

On leaving Kathmandu, we fly to Lukla at 2860 metres/9400 feet, where we meet our yak drivers, and porters. Throughout the entire trek, every day, our bags will be carried by porters and yaks. Interacting with the people transporting our equipment, as well as their livestock, will be an interesting part of our trip, and allow us to set foot into the local culture. back to top

A spectacular and beautiful camping site on the trek to Mera Peak called Seto Pokari. There is a great lake and awesome views of the surrounding peaks as we acclimate and enjoy the trip in and out along the expedition. Trekking through the Hongku Valley at 4700 metres/15,400 feet (Tunc Findik).
 
From Lukla the path goes south-east through forests and several light streams to the town of Chutanga (3100 metres/10,400 feet). Above lies a semi-circle of majestic rock peaks forming the ridge of the Kalo Himal, which seperates the Khumbu Valley from the Kinku. We will trek across a pass known as the Zatra La (4600 metres/15,000 feet) after camping below the pass. Moving through the Zatra La, we drop below to a nice stream-filled valley and the town of Tuli Kharka (440 metres/14,400 feet).
 
After another day of traversing a hillside and traveling through forests of tall blue Himalyan pine, hemlock, birch, and luxuriant rhodondrons, we are rewarded with our first views of the South Face of Mera Peak, camping in the town of Tashing Ongma (3500 metres/11,500 feet). As we continue to trek towards Tangnag (4350 metres/14,300 feet), past Dig Kharke, and finally to Khare (basecamp), we are rewarded with impressive views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, such as Peak 43, Kusum Kanguru,and Mera Peak itself. After leaving Tangnag, we follow the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka and Khare (4800 metres/15,700 feet), where the start of a glacier leads up to the Mera La and we establish our basecamp. back to top
 
Climbing Mera Peak-
 
At 6476 metres/21,246 feet, trekking Mera Peak provides great acclimatization before going on to Baruntse, as well as the chance to summit two peaks on the same expedition. The route is fairly straight forward from basecamp with only a few sections of fixed rope near the summit. We will take the opportunity to review climbing techniques, glacier travel, rope fixing, ascending, and descending on this relatively 'safe' mountain before the larger climb of Baruntse (photo right by Dan Mazur: Mera Peak, as seen on the approach trek to basecamp). 

From basecamp, we will move up a high snow pass called the Mera La and camp at 5400 metres/17,700 feet. The views here are stunning with a panoramic ring of Himalayan peaks surrounding the camp. From here we will continue up a short steep walk to Mera high camp at 5800 metres/19,000 feet, located near a rocky outcrop.

From the high camp it is possible to ascend to the summit in one day. The steady climb to the north summit (the true summit of Mera Peak) is rewarded with one of the finest viewpoints in Nepal, giving fantastic views of five 8000 metre peaks, Everest and Lhotse to the north, Kanchenjunga and Makalu to the east, and Cho Oyu to the west. back to top

 
Heading towards the summit of fun trekking peak, Mera Peak, at 6300 metres/20,700 feet. Dawa Sherpa on the summit of Mera Peak on a beautiful, sunny and clear day with no wind (Tunc Findik).
Going Home-
 
After packing up all of your equipment, supplies, and rubbish, you will make the return trek to Lukla. The following morning, you are up early, and fly back to Kathmandu, where you can enjoy a hot shower and a grand Nepalese western-style feast. In Kathmandu, you can have a day to relax, celebrate, tour the valley, write postcards, and do a bit more shopping, before heading home. We hope you had a safe, enjoyable, and successful adventure. Thanks for joining in! back to top
 
Thank You for joining our Mera Peak Expedition.

Mera Peak Climbing Expedition Leadership, Sherpas & Staff

Leadership: During this full-service expedition, The leader of your expedition is a very experienced and qualified British, European, or American leader.

Organization: During this full-service expedition, you will benefit from the organization provided by Dan Mazur. He is a relaxed, friendly and well organized person, and a highly-skilled professional with years of experience in getting people to the summit and back down with the highest attention to safety. He has been leading and organizing successful and safe overland, trekking, and mountaineering expeditions for over 20 years, to Tibet, Nepal, Tadjikistan, Pakistan, India, China, Africa, and North America. For more about Dan, please "click" on the  Leadership link above.

A meeting on the roof of our hotel, where we describe the plan of our expedition. The audience, our trekkers and climbers. Felix and Arnold demonstrating the members high mountain equipment before a shopping trip to one of Kathmandu's 50 mountain shops to purchase any needed essentials for the members (Franck Pitula).

Note: Our leaders are not guides. They are there to coordinate the expedition and may or may not climb with you personally on the mountain. Our leaders will try to do everything they can to help you, but it is your responsibility to have (or learn) the skills, strength, equipment, etcetera to do this climb.

Sherpas: We hire Sherpas and high altitude porters in a support capacity, and now have 23 of these very experienced, friendly, strong, helpful, and loyal people on our staff, including some of Nepal and Tibet's best climbers and some of Nepal's only women Sherpas. Some of our Sherpas have been to the summit of Everest more than 7 times and countless times to Mera Peak and Baruntse. One of our lady sherpas just became the first Nepalese woman to reach the summit of Ama Dablam, Pumori, and Cho Oyu. Many of our sherpas have personally assisted foreign climbers to the summits of more than ten of the highest peaks in the Himalaya.

Note: We strive to provide one group sherpa for each 3-4 members. The group sherpa's duty is to carry group equipment such as tents, rope, food, and gas up and down the mountain. Group sherpas help to setup and take down camps. They are also there to try to assist in any rescues, so the other team members may not have to give up their summit attempt to rescue a sick member. They will most likely climb and trek with the team most of the time. 

Our awesome high altitude sherpas and climbing staff with members they have climbed and trekked with:

 Ang Sherpa and Ms. Sophie atop Everest. Tenji Sherpa on the summit of Everest. Phurba Sherpa and Andrew Brash in Everest basecamp after summiting (Daniel Mazur). Tile and Jangbu Sherpa atop the summit of Lhotse (Sam Mansikka).

Staff: Our staff, working together as "Everest Parivar Expeditions, Pvt. Ltd." in our busy agency office in Kathmandu is led by the experienced and influential Mr. Murari Sharma. They are hospitality experts and have, for the last 21 years, been arranging overland tours, safaris, raft trips, treks, mountain climbs, trek support staff, cooks, peak climbing permits, satellite phone permits, video and film-making permits, translators, liaison officers, climbing Sherpas, oxygen, helicopter flights, air tickets, equipment purchase/hire, storage, import/export, shipping, customs clearance, transport bookings, advance hotel bookings, visas, repatriations, rescues, and permits.

Our staff in Kathmandu are available to assist you 24 hours per day, seven days per week. It does not matter which day nor at what time you arrive or depart Kathmandu, they will meet your flight, take you to the hotel, help you find essential things like money changing, shopping, arrange tours of the city, etcetera. 

Top row from Left: Murari K. Sharma - Everest Parivar Exp. Pvt. Ltd(MD) Jangbu Sherpa - Climbing Sherpa, Pemba Sherpa - High Altitude Kitchen Boy, Dorjee Lama - High Altitude Kitchen Boy, Tempa Sherpa - Basecamp Kitchen Boy, Krishna Rana Marag - Trekking Guide, Deha K Shrestha - Manager. Bottom row from left; Jens Vogel, Kandu Sherpa - Lady Trekking Guide, Cho-Wang Sherpa - Friend, Maya Sherpa - Lady Climbing Sherpa.

Our leaders, staff, and sherpas look forward to serving you on our expeditions to form a successful team and create a rewarding experience.

Mera Peak Walking, Climbing and Trekking Expedition, Review, Endorsement, Complaint, Feedback, Opinion

Please scroll down to read our Reviews:

Here is what Sean has to say:

Dear team, I would just to thank each and everyone of one of you... including Stephen who I am unable to find on facebook at the moment for an amazing experience. Reaching the summit of Mera Peak was incredible but my real joy came from the people I shared this with! I will forever remember you and I could not of asked to spend time with a better group of people, I am truly grateful for your friendship and kindness. I will be back. EBay is not ready for my boots yet. Big hug from "down under" - Sean

Yahoo Team Summit, Mera Peak Sean at High camp mera

Yahoo Team Summit. Photo Caroline Wergeland. Sean at High camp Mera.

Mera Peak Climb and Trek Review from Travis:
 
I want to say Thank you for the most wonderful, fun and great experience of my life. Honestly and truthfully I don't know if I'll ever top this trip and the lifelong memories it has supplied me with.
 
If you ever want to use me as a reference or anything I've sent or typed please do so if it will help promote business. I just wish I would have had a warning about how much and how good the food was going to be - haha.
 
The Sherpas were  absolutely great. So kind and really took good care of me all the way through the trip and even back in Lukla. I was a little worried about some of the details but it all worked out great. We made great time but he never pushed me and let me set the pace.
 
I've also since hooked up with some of the other  members on FB.
 
Well be safe in your travels and have fun.
 
Thanks again for everything and the most wonderful, fun and amazing experience.
 
Your friend, Travis

 
Photo Travis Lubinski

Here is what Ray has to say:

Hey  SummitTrek Team,

Trip was awesome and plan to return in a few years when I save up more leave from work.

If you were to go again, what would you do differently?

  • I would have trained a tad more to get in better shape,  taken a 3rd mattress as I am a little heavier than average.

If you were advising someone who was thinking of joining, what would you  tell them?

  • Go for it! Its affordable and the team and leaders are great. Mera is a great introduction to expedition life and is challenging and fun walk/climb to those not at their fittest.

Thanks, Ray

 Summit Day of Mera Peak. Ray showing the his country flag with the help of Felix, Team leader. Photo Ray
 
View from Mera Peak. Photo Susanne. Ray showing the his country flag with the help of Felix, Team leader. Photo Ray.

We take our member's feedback and reviews seriously. These help us to refine and make our trips a successful, safe, and enjoyable experience for our future teams.

Mera Peak Climbing Expedition Personal & Team Mountain Equipment

Below is a detailed list of equipment you need to bring for Mera Peak and at the bottom is a description of team equipment that we bring for you. (Click a link below to go directly to that section of the personal equipment list or just scroll down):

Please go to our personal & team equipment section of the "Mera Peak Questions" for additional information and detailed discussion of the equipment lists below.

Where should I purchase my equipment?

Please
"click here"
to view our list of recommendations on where to purchase kit from our Frequently Asked Questions.

Climbing-

  • Climbing harness;
  • 5 metres / 15 feet of 6mm climber's accessory cord.
  • Figure 8/Abseil belay device;
  • 1 large mitten sized ascender (most members use the large petzl) and arm length leash;
  • 2 locking carabiners, 1 large and 1 small;
  • 4 regular carabiners;
  • Ice axe w/leash;
  • Crampons - must fit boots perfectly. Steel crampons with anti-balling (anti-bot) plates are the best;
  • Optional; Adjustable trekking poles; back to top

Upper Body-

  • 2 cotton t-shirts;
  • 1 polypropylene t-shirt;
  • 1 long sleeve polypropylene shirts, lightweight;
  • 1 polar fleece pullovers, medium weight;
  • 1 polar fleece jacket.
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable;
  • Warm down jacket with hood;
  • Lightweight down jacket for those chilly days in camp;
  • Umbrella (optional); back to top

Hands-

  • 1 pr. lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts;
  • 1 pair mittens, consists of 1 Gore-tex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner (For more about high altitude mitts, please click here). back to top

Head-

  • Helmet;
  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears;
  • Balaclava;
  • Face mask;
  • Ballcap or brimmed suncap;
  • Glacier sunglasses with side shields (you can purchase these inexpensively in Kathmandu, including prescription sunglasses, which can be made for $20, it might take a week or two);
  • 1 pair ski goggles (Optional) with light and dark lens;
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs;
  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions. back to top

Lower Body-

  • Cotton underwear briefs;
  • 1 pair walking shorts;
  • 1 pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp;
  • 1 pair lightweight thermal bottoms;
  • 1 pair medium or expedition weight thermal bottoms;
  • 1 pair polar fleece trousers;
  • 1 pair warm down trousers;
  • 1 pair Gore-Tex trousers, salopettes, or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips;

Your clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags. back to top

Feet-

  • 1 pair Double Plastic boots (Koflach);
    • Modern single waterproof-leather climbing boots with special insulation for cold weather/winter climbing on 4000 metre/13,000 foot high peaks are OK, as long as they will fit comfortably with two thick pair of socks and a vapour barrier liner and the boot will fit the crampon perfectly.
  • 1 pair sturdy leather walking boots with good ankle support (we mean leather trekking, not climbing boots) for the trek;
  • 1 pair trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp;
  • 1 pair down booties (optional);
  • 2 pair med-heavy poly or wool socks;
  • 2- pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool;
  • vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags;
  • 2 pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool;
  • Cotton socks for in town.
Sleeping-

  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 10 degrees F);
  • At least 1 closed cell foam kari-mats. We do not recommend inflatable mats, as we have never seen one not puncture. You can buy these non inflatable mats very inexpensively in Kathmandu. Why carry foam mats around the world, when you can purchase them inexpensively in Kathmandu?
Your sleeping bags should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags. back to top

Rucksack and Travel Bags-

  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 litres / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry);
  • Waterproof rucksack cover (optional);
  • 1 or 2 large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals;
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags. back to top

Personal Hygiene-

  • female or male hygiene supplies;
  • 2 tubes lip sun cream, 1 large tube skin sun cream (min.factor 15);
  • anti-mosquito cream;
  • 1 toothpaste/brush;
  • 1 bar soap or hand sanitizer gel/1 small towel;
  • hand wipes. back to top

Medical-

Medications are inexpensive and readily available in Kathmandu with no Doctor`s prescription:

  • small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and Light) Aspirin, first-aid tape, plasters (band-aids), personal medications, etc. The leaders will have extensive first-aid kits, so leave anything extra behind. Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb;
  • 1 skin blister repair kit;
  • 1 small bottle anti-diarrhea pills;
  • 1 small bottle anti-headache pills;
  • 1 small bottle cough and/or cold medicine;
  • 1 small bottle stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.;
  • 1 small bottle anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox, Acetylzolamide. For more about this medication, please review the information in our Mera Peak Questions;
  • Do not bring sleeping pills. They are a respiratory depressant;
  • 1 small bottle of water purification tablets or water filter;
  • 1 set earplugs;
  • extra prescription glasses, contact lens supplies. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency. A new pair could be quickly made in Kathmandu, Lhasa, or Kashgar for just $20. Please order upon arrival if you are interested.back to top

Personal Food-

On the mountain we supply plenty of food for you to cook 3 hot meals each day. This food will consist of soup, local cheese & sausage, biscuits, dried noodles, potatoes, rice, porridge, butter, dried and tinned vegetables, fruit, meats, and fish, tea with milk and sugar, powdered juice drink, and drinking chocolate. Our sherpas will be carrying this food to the higher camps.

  • We ask each member to bring their own imported daily snack and energy foods. We do not provide cold “snack” food such as chocolate or "energy-bars". We ask that you bring or buy your own "snack" or daily cold energy food, 2-3 kilos/4-6 pounds is a good amount (for the trek and Island Peak combined). A growing variety of imported foods such as European and American cheeses, chocolates, biscuits, cookies, nuts, and locally made power-bars are now available in Kathmandu, at realistic prices. However, imported power bars, GU, re-hydration drinks, dehydrated food, "freeze-dried meals", imported cheese and sausage are not available. If you want these items, you must bring them from your home country. Many of our members, especially Britons, Europeans, and Australians with tiny baggage allowances, now purchase their daily snacks in Kathmandu. Our schedule in Kathmandu allows plenty of time for shopping. back to top

Practical- back to top

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing repair kit;
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box matches;
  • 1 compass or GPS;
  • 1 battery powered alarm clock/watch;
  • 1 camera and film, or digital camera with extra cards and extra batteries;
  • nylon stuff sacks For food and gear storage, large Ziplocs are useful also;
  • 3 Water bottles (1 litre) wide-mouth Nalgene (1 is a pee bottle);
  • 1 plastic cup and spoon;
  • 1 small folding knife;
  • binoculars (optional);
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks;
  • passport, 2 extra passport photos, flight ticket, flight itinerary;
  • separate photocopies of passport and relevant visa pages, proof of insurance;
  • dollars, pounds or euros cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, Tibet visa, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts;
  • credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for use for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.;
  • 1 bathing suit/swimming costume (you never know);
  • basecamp entertainment. It is good to bring additional items which you have found to be useful on previous expeditions. For example: paperback books, playing cards, ipod mp3 player, short-wave radio, game boys, musical instruments, ear plugs, lots of batteries, etc.;
  • travel clothes for basecamp and in town;
  • Please be sure and bring your patience and try to keep an open, relaxed, positive and friendly attitude as travelling in this part of the world may be very different than what you are used to, but things always seem to fall into place at the last moment. Thank you.

This is not an exhaustive list. Please submit other equipment concerns and suggestions. Thank you. back to top

Group Equipment:

We provide a plethora of top-quality, and time-tested equipment, group gear, and supplies, including: rope, ice, rock, and snow anchor protection; trekking tents; cookers, fuel, high-altitude food, walkie-talkie radios, bamboo marker wands, etcetera. Please see the group EQUIPMENT link, in the menu bars above to study what we bring for your use and safety.back to top

Please submit any equipment questions or concerns to: info@SummitTrek.com

Mera Peak Climbing Expedition Question & Answer Section

Mera Peak Climbing Expedition Recent & Archive Mountain News

Archive news: Please click here

 
 
A stunning view of Mera Peak from basecamp (Marion Joncheres).

Thank you for reading about our past Mera Peak Expeditions. To follow along with our ongoing trips around the world, please view our "Recent News" section.

Mera Peak Climbing Expedition International Members Application

What questions do you have? Please ask as many questions as possible. This helps us to have a proper conversation so we can better understand one-another's expectations, so you will have a very safe, enjoyable, and successful expedition. Thank you. Before completing the application forms, please be sure to carefully study the Mera Peak "Questions" website for information regarding flights, payment, team members, application forms, insurance, etcetera: Mera Peak Frequently Asked Questions.

Below you should find a pdf or MS document containing the application pro forma. Are you able to read it? When all of your questions have been answered to your satisfaction, please print out the application and return it to us with your refundable ten-percent deposit, to hold your place in our team. Would you please just post it to us at the mailing address you will find on the form? Thank you very much. If you decide not to go, your deposit will be refunded according to our refund policy. Your registration and the final payment must be completed two months prior to the expedition starting date. Thank you very much.

Click here to download the PDF Form for International Applicants

If you do not have an Adobe PDF reader, please obtain it here

Here is a checklist of what we need to have in your file at least two months before the trip begins. We encourage you to send an electronic scan of all of the below documents, please be sure they are signed. Thank you:

[ ] Completed Payment,
[ ] Trip Registration Form (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Participant Release and Acknowledgement of Risk (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Terms and Conditions of Booking (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Medical Form (part of 4 page form),
[ ] 1 Passport sized photo, which is a simple, very clear picture of your face, sent as an email scan. (We simply require a picture of your face against a white background. You can take it yourself for free with your own digital camera or smart phone),
[ ] Exact photocopy of passport identification pages,
[ ] Exact photocopy of complete flight itinerary,
[ ] Proof of mountain rescue and repatriation insurance,
[ ] Proof of travel, accident, and repatriation insurance (cancellation and trip interruption insurance is advised).

Please do let us know what further questions you may have about the registration process, or anything else for that matter. Thank you.
Welcome to our team.

Mera Peak Climbing Expedition US Members Application

What questions do you have? Please ask as many questions as possible. This helps us to have a proper conversation so we can better understand one-another's expectations, so you will have a very safe, enjoyable, and successful expedition. Thank you. Before completing the application forms, please be sure to carefully study the Mera Peak "Questions" website for information regarding flights, payment, team members, application forms, insurance, etcetera: Mera Peak Frequently Asked Questions .

Below you should find a pdf or MS document containing the application pro forma. Are you able to read it? When all of your questions have been answered to your satisfaction, please print out the application and return it to us with your refundable ten-percent deposit, to hold your place in our team. Would you please just post it to us at the mailing address you will find on the form? Thank you very much. If you decide not to go, your deposit will be refunded according to our refund policy. Your registration and the final payment must be completed two months prior to the expedition starting date. Thank you very much.

Click here to download the PDF Form for US Applicants

 
 

If you do not have an Adobe PDF reader, please obtain it here

Here is a checklist of what we need to have in your file at least two months before the trip begins. We encourage you to send an electronic scan of all of the below documents, please be sure they are signed. Thank you:

[ ] Completed Payment,
[ ] Trip Registration Form (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Participant Release and Acknowledgement of Risk (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Terms and Conditions of Booking (part of 4 page form),
[ ] Signed Medical Form (part of 4 page form),
[ ] 1 Passport sized photo, which is a simple, very clear picture of your face, sent as an email scan. (We simply require a picture of your face against a white background. You can take it yourself for free with your own digital camera or smart phone),
[ ] Exact photocopy of passport identification pages,
[ ] Exact photocopy of complete flight itinerary,
[ ] Proof of mountain rescue and repatriation insurance,
[ ] Proof of travel, accident, and repatriation insurance (cancellation and trip interruption insurance is advised).

Please do let us know what further questions you may have about the registration process, or anything else for that matter. Thank you.

Welcome to our team.

Mera Peak Climbing Expedition Training and Mountain Experience

Please "click" one of the links below to go directly to that information or scroll down.

Team Member Experience:

Extensive experience is not required for trekking Mera Peak. The most important thing is for members to be in adequate walking fitness. You may attempt this climb as a novice and we will teach you what you need to know. No further experience is required.

Our leaders and our team-climbing-sherpas are there to ensure you make it up to the summit and back down safely and will be travelling with you at all times. 

We welcome you to join our expedition as an individual and most of our members do. We plan to assemble our team members into groups so you should not have to climb alone, although occasionally it may happen. By the way, we are unable to accommodate 'soloists' who are not willing to climb together with other team members or sherpas from our team. The main expectation is that members will be prepared to climb with a team member or sherpa above basecamp if possible. This practice ensures that the entire team has a fun, successful, and safe time on the mountain. back to top

Fitness and Health:

It's not necessary to be in perfect shape to enjoy this trekking peak. If you can have fun walking for 3-6 hours with a few 20 minute breaks mixed in, then you can easily accomplish this trek.

To participate in this expedition you must be a fit and active walker in good health. Prior to joining our group, please see your doctor and obtain the necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for travel in extremes of altitude, and also for exotic locales.

Note: You can purchase all necessary medicines inexpensively with no doctor's prescription in Kathmandu. Please make sure you have physically trained yourself very thoroughly before joining this climb of the highest peak in the world. For a list of the medications we recommend you purchase, please click here . We look forward to climbing together with you! back to top

Training Prior to the Expedition:

  • If you are in good shape from regular exercise, it is likely you are already prepared to enjoy this trek. If you feel like it would be in you interest to exercise before the trip, there are some fun training tips below.
  • In the beginning, to see how you handle the training, and to avoid muscle strains that could slow your training down, you may wish to use shorter more frequent but less taxing workouts, and take more rest. After you get "up to speed" as it were, you could increase the rigour. Older walkers, please take note of the latter. Also remember that swimming is a fun and excellent form of training because it does not put stress upon your joints. Thank you.
  • In order to train well for your trip you should work toward excercising a few times a week for about 30 minutes each time.
  • Adequate rest and a well balanced diet are also essential to avoid injury and illness before the trip. You should sleep at least 8 hours per night, and eat 3 nutritious meals a day. Don't forget that you will perspire when you train, so try to drink lots of water.
  • Utilising both gym equipment and the great outdoors will provide more balanced exercise. You should try to accomplish at least half of your workouts outside. This could include walking, running, and cycling, but above all should be fun! Hillwalking with a pack weighing 5-10 Kilos/10-20 pounds is good preparation for trekking.
  • We want you to arrive for your expedition in top shape, so please take plenty of rest and do not over-do it. back to top
     

Training During the Expedition:

  • Upon arrival in Kathmandu and in the base camp, members are requested to participate in one to two days of orientation to how the trip will be conducted. There will be plenty of time for discussion, question answering, and for equipment review and purchasing. Training will be conducted both in Kathmandu and in basecamp in the areas of climbing techniques, glacier travel, rope fixing, ascending, descending, safety techniques, rappels (abseils), belaying, medical equipment and procedures, communications equipment, camping techniques and high-altitude cooking. For the expert and beginner alike, it is important to review these techniques in order to enhance skills, ensure safety-awareness, and work together as a team. back to top

What our clients say?

  • Here is what Ray has to say: 

    Hey  SummitTrek Team,

    Trip was awesome and plan to return in a few years when I save up more leave from work.

    If you were to go again, what would you do differently? 

    • I would have trained a tad more to get in better shape,  taken a 3rd mattress as I am a little heavier than average.

    If you were advising someone who was thinking of joining, what would you  tell them? 

    • Go for it! Its affordable and the team and leaders are great. Mera is a great introduction to expedition life and is challenging and fun walk/climb to those not at their fittest.

    Thanks, Ray

  • Here is what Sean has to say: Dear team, I would just to thank each and everyone of one of you... including Stephen who I am unable to find on facebook at the moment for an amazing experience. Reaching the summit of Mera Peak was incredible but my real joy came from the people I shared this with! I will forever remember you and I could not of asked to spend time with a better group of people, I am truly grateful for your friendship and kindness. I will be back. EBay is not ready for my boots yet. Big hug from "down under" - Sean