Mera Peak is one of the highest climbing peaks in the world. The three main summits of the Mera Peaks and they are:
Mera North at an elevation of (6476m), Mera Central at an altitude of (6461m), and Mera South at an altitude of(6065m).
Climbing Mera peak requires necessary mountaineering skills, and it is a great mountain climbing experience.
Mera Peak Climbing cost starts in the range of USD2100 to USD2500, which is a reasonable cost that might differ from customized itinerary.
As Nepal Mountaineering Association sets the climbing permit to Mera Peak, it differs from season to season:
The climbing permit during spring costs around USD250 and costs a USD125 in Autumn, whereas in Winter and Summer fee is around USD70.
The cost also varies from the companies you select. If you are planning your trip with a local company, it might cost from USD2100 to USD2500. If you are traveling with a foreign company, your range might go up to USD4000.
However, the cost of Mera Peak Climbing depends on various factors:
- Number of days you choose
- Routes of your Trek
- Permits to enter the region
- Accommodation required during your trip
- Drinks and meals needed during the trip
- Different modes of transportation needed to reach the Everest region
- Accommodation and meals in Tents
- Important equipment and gears
- Guides and staff needed during the trip
- Other expenses on your trip
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Cost Associated Factors:
Kathmandu provides you with a limitless choice of accommodation. The cost of your housing here can range from $15- $250 per night, depending on the type of hotels you choose. This range depends upon your hotel preferences from basic lodges to 5- star hotels.
Your choice of accommodation gets limited to tea houses from Lukla to Khare. Shared two bedding rooms or dorm rooms are available for your accommodation. Those types of places ranges from $2-$6 per night.
This range can also depend on how much you can negotiate, group size, season, and so on. The accommodation cost is higher so that Mera Peak Climbing cost becomes higher. Your room with the necessary facilities- a bed, clean mattress, sheets, and blanket are provided to you.
You will camp for the night at Mera base camp and head towards Mera High Camp on the next day. For the night, you will again camp at Mera High Camp and climb the Mera Peak with the break of dawn.
The choice to rent or buy your tent depends on you. The trekking tent can cost around $120-$200 if it is a good, durable, and suitable trekking tent. This range depends on the brand, quality, durability, size, and the number of people it fits.
Some fundamental expertise and experience are required for Mera peak climbing. The permit charge allocated by NMA differs according to the seasons. Once the route is decided, you will need to have one or more of these permits. The Mera Peak Climbing permit charge fixed by Nepal Mountaineering Association is given below.
- Spring season (March, April, May)- Cost is around USD$250
- Autumn (September, October, November) the cost is around USD$125
- Winter season (December, January, February) the cost is around USD$70
- Summer season (June, July, August) the cost is around USD$70
The Nepal Mountaineering Association monitors the price mentioned above, and therefore the price differs according to the seasons. Spring is comparatively more expensive, is because it is the most popular season for trekking.
Local Area Permit: Costs around Nrs. 2000 ($20)
Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit: This permit cost depends on different factors. Such as:
SAARC nationals: Approximately US$15, Nrs. 1500 (Nrs. 165 vat charge)
Other citizens: Approximately US$ 30, Nrs. 3000 (Nrs. 390 vat charge)
Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit: The cost also varies as follows:
SAARC nationals: Nrs. 1500 (Nrs. 165 vat charge)
Other citizens: Nrs. 3000 (Nrs. 390 vat charge)
There are few routes choices for Mera Peak Climbing. And the cost of climbing Mera Peak depends on the duration, permit required, and mode of transportation.
Three routes go to Mera Peak, and the cost needed to reach following each path are mentioned below.
You can fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. After this, you trek through Zatr La Pass, which is at an altitude of 4610m to Tagnag to Mera Base Camp. This route is one of the shortest ways. The inexperienced trekker might face some difficulties following this route.
The average cost while climbing to Mera peak on this route comes around $2000.
The length of this route is the shortest among other ways, and it is about 15 days journey to Mera Peak.
You can fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Following the Everest Base Camp trek route up to Namche Bazaar is your second route. And trek to Mera Base Camp from Namche Bazaar. You can use the same way to get back too.
The cost on this route comes around $2200 on average. As it is a remote area, the cost of tea houses and lodges on the Everest Base Camp trek route is higher and varies on the seasons.
You fly into Lukla or take a bus from Kathmandu to Jiri. You trek through the remote and beautiful region to Hinku valley from Jiri. You can travel to Tagnag to Mera Base Camp from there and return the same trail.
As it is one of the most recommended routes to Mera Peak, it gives you enough days to acclimatize. This way is also one of the highly chosen ways.
The price is high because of the length of this route, which averages around 18-22 days, and the average cost comes around $2800.
Meals and Drinks Cost
Your choice for meals and drinks are endless in Kathmandu. Hence, the cost associated with it depends on your selection and the variety of food. An essential meal can range from $2 to $30, depending on your preferences of restaurants.
Your choice for meals and drinks is slightly moderate from Luka to Khare. Some primary menu is available on most of the tea houses, restaurants, and cafes on the trails. Dal-bhat-tarkari (steamed rice, lentils, and seasonal vegetables), roti (flatbread), noodles, fried rice, momos (stuffed dumplings), are the primary food that might be available on your menu. The prices for these can range per plate i.e., $2-$6.
There are cafes in Namche Bazaar that offers fresh bread and pastries, as well.
Your choice will include tea, coffee, hot and cold flavored drinks, soups, soft drinks, hot and cold water for drinks, and the costs can vary from $5- $4 per glass or cup.
Your choices of both drinks and meals from Khare to Mera Base camp depends on things that have been bought and carried on the back of the porters.
Camping Meals Cost
As you climb to Mera peak in a group, the camping meals depends on what you and the group purchase.
Rice: Costs around Nrs. 150-300 per k.g. ($1.5-$3)
Lentils: Costs around Nrs. 90-120 per kg ($.9-$1.2)
Seasonal Vegetables: Costs around 40-60 per kg ($.4-$.6)
Tea: Costs around Nrs. 250-2000 per kg ($2.5-$20)
Coffee: Costs around Nrs.160-2000 per 250gm. ($1.6-20)
Fruits: Costs around Nrs.50-300 per kg ($.5-$3)
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Equipment and Gears
The cost of equipment and gears depend on you as you can choose to rent them or purchase them. The material and gears can be reused if you already have.
The Mera Peak Climbing requires the following type of equipment besides the regular equipment and gears:
- The climbing harness can cost around $50-$60
- 5 meters or more of 6mm climber’s accessory cord costs about $5-$10 per meter
- Abseil belay device or Figure 8 costs $8-$36
- Arm length leash and one large mitten sized ascender (large Petzl) costs about $25-$70
- Two locking carabiners, one large and one small can cost you about $8-$12 each
- Four regular carabiners cost $8-$12 each
- Ice axe with a leash cost ranges from $80-$150
- Steel crampons with anti-balling (anti-bot) plates are the most recommended which costs about $8- $15
- Adjustable trekking poles comes around the cost of $20-$60
- The helmet costs you about $40-$200
- Ski goggles cost about $80-$150
- Glacier sunglasses with side shields cost about $50-$65
- The oximeter can cost in the range of $14-$22
Note: The brand and quality of the product differ according to the price.
The cost of rent ranges from $1- $10 per item per day, depending on your item. If you have excellent negotiating skills, you can ask for bulk discounts. Always check for the authenticity and quality of the equipment before you purchase or rent them. The equipment and gear can be easily purchased from Kathmandu or Lukla. However, the prices are low in Kathmandu.
Cost of Field Staff
Mera Peak is terrific and challenging off the road trek, and with the support of your field staff, you can complete your trip successfully. There are different field staff required while completing the Mera Peak trek.
- With the help of your guide, you can enhance your trekking experience and also get some information about the surrounding peaks, landscapes, flora, and faunas. The guide for your Mera Peak climbing cost ranges from $35 to $40 per day.
- To push you through the final paths of the Mera Peak climb, you can hire an experienced climbing guide. A climbing guide will also assist you in the technical aspects of your trek, and they are your basic mountaineering training instructors.An experienced climbing guide cost is around $325 for each peak.
- To lessen your burden and to carry all your trekking equipment, you might need a porter. The porter will carry around 25kg and costs $25-$30 per day.
Charging fees for electronic gadgets: The tea houses on the trails might charge you for charging your electronic devices, and the cost can range from $2-$6 per hour. This range of price depends on the availability of sockets, electricity, season, and course negotiation skills.
Hot showers: The tea houses also charge for hot showers, and it isn’t included in your accommodation cost. The hot showers cost around $2-$6 and the charges depend on the availability of the season, and negotiation skills.
Total Mera Peak Climbing Trek Cost
Depending on all the factors mentioned above the full Mera Peak climbing cost comes around as a package:
Total budget: $2050
On Average: $2250
If you go for Luxury: $2990-3500
Although the necessary things are included in the complete packages there are still some things that are excluded. The list given below will let you know about the inclusion and exclusion of things in the package.
- Two night hotel in Kathmandu
- Flight from Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu
- One climbing guide and the climbing permit
- The entrance permit to National Park
- Airport Transfers
- All meals are provided during the trek and camping.
- Basic camping arrangements and accommodations during the trek
- Porters provided to carry baggage around 15 to 18 kg per person.
- Insurance for staff incase of accidents
- A map for trekking and climbing
- If paid by your travel insurance emergency rescue arrangement is done.
- Sleeping bag and down jackets, to be returned after the trip.
- medical kit box
- All the personal clothing required
- Climbing equipment
- Incase of personal accident insurance is not available
- emergency evacuation cost, oxygen
- Alcoholic beverage
- Laundry required during the trip and tips.
- Accommodation and sightseeing incase of extra nights tour in Kathmandu ( can be arranged as per your choice)
Why You Should Book your trek with Local Trekking Company?
One can commence traveling as the best option for self-satisfaction, desire, and dreams of visiting the most fascinating and perfect destination in the world, Nepal. However, choosing the trekking companies in Nepal might seem a little tricky. The trekking agency that is registered with the Nepalese Government and has a valid license from government organizations like Nepal Tourism Board, Trekkers Association in Nepal, Nepal Mountaineering Association is the trekking agency that you must go to.
Although these questions always arise before choosing a trekking agency.
Why are local trekking company better than foreign ones? Or Why should I choose a trekking agency that is associated in Nepal during my trek?
The reason for choosing a local trekking company in Nepal is given below:
A local trekking company provides a reasonable price for every traveler. As a local trekking company, they offer the best and fair price for trekking holidays in Nepal. You may get the best price as per packages if you book a local trek agency. However, the price may vary as per the quality and services. You might not give commission to the negotiator if you book directly to the local company.
Experienced Local Trekking Guides and Porters
The only expert team of local trekking guides, climbing experts, cooks, porters, and crew members are used by Local trekking agencies. You will be accompanied by the highly experienced guide as well as porters having an outstanding capacity of situation handling with good manners and hospitable nature during your trek to Mera Camp.
Flexibility on Trip Itinerary
You can customize the trip itinerary as per your suits, timeframes, and requirements as local trekking agencies are flexible by nature. The international agencies have a set of fixed itinerary to you with limited options, which might be a problem later on. The local trek company can be flexible as per your demand and recommendations and also has many add-in options.
You should be mentally prepared for breath-taking and blissful adventure to the highest trekking peak in Nepal. Mera Peak climbing offers you plenty of photography opportunities. The cost of the Mera Peak Climbing depends on some things, and you can choose a trekking package that suits your requirements and budget.
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