You can obtain the Nepalese visa from Nepalese consulate in your country easily or upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. For that, you require a valid passport with 2 copies of passport size photos. Similarly, A visa for Nepal can be obtained at Nepal India border entry point at Birgunj, Nepalgunj, Kakadvitta, Bhairahawa, Gaddachowki and Kodari on the Nepal China border. A15/30/90 day multiple entries Nepalese visa can be obtained by paying USD 30/50/125 or equivalent foreign currency respectively. For more information, please visit http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa
We will be at the airport to welcome you upon your arrival to Nepal. We will be carrying the Raj BalaTreks & Expedition placard with your name underneath. From airport you will escorted to your hotel and we help you to check-in.
We have been organizing Mera Peak Climbing Package since 90’s. We provide all Mera Peak climbing equipment such as climbing rope, climbing boot, crampons, harness set, ice axe in free of cost. We have a qualified climbing sherpa guide as an instructor. Your safety is our first priority when climbing Mera Peak. So, we are specialized in peak climbing in Nepal.
You can purchase or hire some of the equipment here in Kathmandu as well, the conditions and quality of the equipment are topnotch. One porter would be available for two people while on the trek, and the porter is able to carry about 25 kg of weight, so it is advised to keep the luggage light. Duffel or rucksack bags, day packs (approximately 20-25L), Down Jackets and 4 seasons’ sleeping bags are required in general.
Though Mera Peak stands at 6476m, it is a straightforward climb involving glacier trekking and only a basic level of mountaineering skill is required. It’s a peak of less technical difficulty but leads to strenuous long climb to reach the summit and taking care on descend where walk and climb leads to moraine-ice-snow and glaciers. Climbers must be mentally prepared to deal with strenuous situations at high altitude and give their best effort to reach High Camp (summit night) in good physical condition.
Mera Peak, the highest non-technical trekking peak in Nepal where the climber can ascend with an assist by local Sherpa guide as well as the basic climbing gear is mandatory. Any physical fit adventure travellers can climb Mera Peak with previous high altitude experienced. Beyond that, you will be taught climbing technique by climbing guide at the Mera Peak high camp. Prior training is required for Mera Peak trekking and climbing which contains jogging, cycling, hit gym, hiking, running, cardio exercise, walking on the stair for stamina, etc.
Mera Peak Climbing is the best option for novice climbers and trekkers who want a mountaineering experience. The best time for Summit Mera Peak is during the spring season (March, April, May) and the autumn season (September, October, November) to see its excellent Himalayan Vista scene. Climbing Mera Peak can also be done during New Years and Christmas time for winter season climbing.
During trekking, the food and accommodation will be on Tea house basis. The tea house is a small Accommodation Lodge which is run by the local people; they provide a small room with a single bed and blankets. During peak season and fall season the Accommodation of tea house may be full and busy, so pre-booking is necessary to get a room. Food will be good as it is a high altitude and remote trek. There will be a menu to order food. In the busy season, they will take little more time to prepare food so, it is better to give an order of breakfast and dinner earlier.
As you ascend to high altitude/ Base camp of Mera Peak there will be no teahouses so, there will be camping, which you have to sleep in the tent and food will be prepared by the Basecamp cook. After the summit you don’t have to stay in a tent, you will descend back down through the village so the accommodation and food will be at the tea house.
Yes, travel insurance is absolutely necessary. Though, Mera Peak is considered as a trekking peak in Nepal, most insurance policies categorize this as mountaineering. In fact, its elevation is high which up to 6500m and one should be very careful about insurance policy. Unlike other trails of Everest region, the Mera region is comparatively remote. So if you suffer from any illness/problems, you will need a helicopter evacuation. Do confirm that your insurance policy covers high altitude climbs and emergency helicopter evacuations in foreign countries like Nepal. It is also recommended to get travel insurance from your home country.