Mera Peak Via Hinku Valley

Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal at over 6,400m. Situated in the heart of the Himalayan ‘greats’, the view from the summit is one of the finest in the Himalaya with five 8,000m peaks visible: Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Kanchenjunga.

An ascent of Mera Peak via a non-technical route offers fit trekkers the experience of summitting a Himalayan peak in a relatively short period of time and without prior mountaineering experience. This expedition would also suit a climber coming to the Himalayas for the first time.

Our itinerary has been carefully designed to allow for gradual acclimatisation, meaning a better chance of safely summitting Mera Peak and enjoying the experience. As a precaution, we carry a portable altitude chamber and satellite ‘phone.

As well as astounding summit views, this expedition offers an alternative to the more traditional Mera Peak approach route from Lukla. Starting instead from Phaplu, this itinerary provides some great ‘off the beaten path’ trekking and fantastic scenery as we make our way up to Mera base camp exploring some of the remote and wild alpine areas of the Hinku valley, south of Everest.

Better clothing and equipment helps a person to stay comfortable by creating a thin insulating layers of air next to the skin. If you are new to mountaineering better clothing and equipment are required for safety.It protects climber from overheating on hot days and prevents excessive sweating which might lead to severe dehydration.

Clothing Fabric features

FABRIC BREATH-ABILITY WATERPROOF WIND STOPPER STRETCHINESS
Fleece Excellent Poor Poor Excellent
Laminated softshell Good Good Fair Good
Double weave softshell Excellent Poor Fair Excellent
Waterproof breathable laminated softshell Fair Good Excellent Fair
Waterproof breathable Fair Excellent Excellent Poor

We suggest you to buy light weight equipment enough as per the itinerary for below reasons:

  1. It dries quick
  2. It is easy and quick to pack
  3. Feels comfortable during the trek
  4. Saves energy

Personal Equipment list

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & buff scarf
  • Head torch(200 lumens)
  • Sunglasses (UV Protected)
  • Sun Block Cream (SPF 30)

Clothing

  • Thermal inner layer ( 2 pairs)
  • Quick dry T-shirts (Full Sleeves) (3 pairs)
  • Bodywarmer fleece(1 pair)
  • Down Jacket (1 pair)
  • Gore-tex Jackets( 1 Pair)
  • Underwears
  • Thermal trouser(2 pairs)
  • Trousers for trekking(2-3 pairs)
  • Fleece trousers(2 pairs)
  • Gore-Tex trouser( 1 pair)
  • Down pant( 1 pair)

Personal stuffs

  • sleeping bag (-40)
  • Water bottle( 1)
  • Thermos
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Dry bags
  • Trekking Poles
  • Swiss army knife
  • Notebook and pen
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Towels
  • Mattress

Hand Wear

  • Inner thin gloves
  • Water-proof warm gloves
  • Gore Tex gloves

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Alpine boot
  • Socks ( as per requirement)
  • Sandal (Crocs will be better)

Bags

  • Strong Kit/Duffel bag to be carried by porter(15 kg Max)
  • Rucksack / Trekking bag (65 liters)

Medicines

  • Personal medications
  • We provide a first aid kit during your trip(With Guide)

Expedition Himalaya provides below technical equipment upon clients request during their climb on rental basis.

  • Alpine boot(Do mention your size)
  • Crampons( 1 pair)
  • Helmet ( 1 Pair)
  • Harness( 1 pair)
  • Screwget carabiner (2 pairs)
  • Open gate carabiner (1 pair)
  • Ice axe (1 Pair)
  • Jumers /ascender
  • Climbing rope

*Please go through this link to download the checklist for Gears & Equipment’s. Peak climbing Gears and equipment list

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Trip Facts

  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 6,654 m
  • Strenuous – Alpine, F
  • Teahouse/Camping
  • March to May; September to November
  • Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
  • Hotel, Camping
  • Flights, private car or tourist bus
  • 12 pax Maximum