Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Trip Style: Adventure Activities
Transport: Tourist Vehicle + Domestic Flight
Food: American Plan Basis
Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge & Camping Tent
Group Size: Above 2 Pax
Max Elevation: 6,470 Meter
Mera Peak Ski Expedition
Ski in Mera Peak is the uttermost Himalayan skiing adventure. This is a challenging high altitude trek combined with an introductory mountaineering experience. This trip is suitable for a novice trekkers as well as experienced trekkers. The ski descent is not technical or steep on Mera Peak. Skiing at Mera Peak is one of the thrilling adventure experiences. Skiing in Himalayan might be dream for every adventurous skier. Mera Peak is high altitude trek combined with skiing, mountaineering and trekking. It is the highest trekking peak of Nepal which lies in the laps of Khumbu region, from where you can witness the phenomenal panoramic view of the five above 8000 meters mountains including Mt. Everest, Kanchanjunga, Makalu, Cho Oyu and Lhotse. Though, it is located at high altitude, the climb is straight-forward. This trip is ideal for those who are keen to adventure. A good physical fitness and a positive mindset of one’s can achieve success on this trip. Climbing to the top of the summit and descent by downhill skiing is the only ultimate way to experience the high altitude ski-mountaineering experiences in Himalaya. Mera Peak is all year suitable for ski-mountaineering.
Ski Mera Peak is the Utmost Adventure
This expedition begins with trekking experience at Everest region of Nepal. If you trek down from Lukla via Hinku Valley, you will get chance to explore Sherpa villages as well as get a chance to cross rivers, ascend high passes and can enjoy stunning views of Himalays daily. But, here we have designed our itinerary including heli ride upto Kothe from Lukla, so one can enjoy the spectacular views of the mountains from above. As we approach Mera Peak then comes three days on the snow and ice as we slowly climb to the summit of Mera Peak. For three days you will be acclimatizing and practicing at the high altitude so you won’t face any difficulties while pushing for the summit. From the summit we will then ski down all the way back to the Mera La with a clear view of Everest. Only a handful of skiers worldwide have ever experienced like this adventure.
Our itinerary includes plenty of days to acclimatize and to make preparation for the successful climb avoiding any hazards. The ski descent on Mera Peak is actually one extremely long intermediate long run. You don’t have to be professional skier to do this but you have to be strong skier due to varying nature of terrain and high altitude. All guides leading this trip are professional and we have 100% safety record across all our trips. You can feel safe with us.
As far as we are concerned, we composed our itinerary including Heli ride which is a bit expensive comparing to others but we can promise you that you won’t regret choosing this program. Whereas, you will be flying above the clouds and mountains, this makes you more awe-inspired for the climb as well as for ski at high altitude. This program is for those who wants to be a ski mountaineer, and the ski mountaineer seeking to progress to high altitude peaks. The scale of this peak will increase your focus, which is essential for big mountain ski descents. While trekking, climbing and skiing at Mera, it becomes evident that it’s not only the heights to which the giants around you soar that makes this place so special, it’s the greater picture of the range, the people who live there, the biodiversity, the climbers who visit. Therefore, join us on this very unique trip for the adventure and ski experience at high altitude of a lifetime.
Ski in Mera Peak is the uttermost Himalayan skiing adventure
Heli flight from Lukla to Kothe and flight from Khare to Lukla
Summit Mera Peak with ski mountaineering and decent by skiing
Skiing at highest trekking peak in Everest Region, Nepal
A handful of skiers worldwide have ever experienced like this adventure
Day 1Arrival Day at Kathmandu Airport, pick up and transfer to Hotel
Day 2Air Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and Heli flight from Lukla to Kothe
Day 3Rest and Acclimatization Day at Kothe
Day 4Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4358m), trekking duration 4 hour
Day 5Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5000m) walking duration 4 hour
Day 6Acclimatization with Skiing and Climbing Preparation day at Khare
Day 7Trek from Khare to Mera Base Camp (5350m) walking duration 3 hour
Day 8Climb from Mera Base Camp to Mera High Camp (5800m), 3 hour walking
Day 9-10Skiing Day at Mera Peak plus training for unknown person
Day 11Summit Mera Peak (6470m) and decent to Khare by Skiing
Day 12Heli flight from Khare to Lukla and Sightseeing at Lukla
Day 13Air Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and Sightseeing at Kathmandu City
Day 14Drop to Kathmandu Airport for Final Departure Day
- Transportation Service
Arrival and Departure: Transfer from Airport to Hotel / Hotel to Airport & “Welcome Farewell Dinner with Drinks” in Kathmandu.
Domestic Air Flight: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.
Heli Flight: Heli from Lukla to Kothe and return by heli from Khare to Lukla
- Accommodation & Meal Service
Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 2 Night star category Hotel at Kathmandu on Twin Share Room and American plan basis. (Possible to arrange Single Room)
Lodge Accommodation during Trek: 7 Night Local Lodges on Twin Share Room and Full board meals a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking, AP plan basis. (Possible to arrange Single Room)
Tent Accommodation during Climb: 4 Night Tented Camp, High food, Breakfast, Pack Lunch, Normal Lunch and Dinner during climbing period, AP plan basis. (We have Fix tented camp at Mera Peak High Camp and Base Camp)
Drinks & Beverage: Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Hot Milk, Juice (Lemon, orange, mango, etc) and hot drinking water as required.
- Manpower Service
Ski Guide: Nepali experience ski guide for Mera Peak Climbing who is the owner of Mera Alpine Treks.
Climbing Sherpa Guide: 01 Climbing Sherpa guide for 1 to 3 Member and 02 Climbing Sherpa Guide for 4 to 8 Member and 03 Climbing Sherpa guide for 9 to 12 Member.
Porter: Porter for each member to carry their 15 Kg luggage and necessary porter to carry camping equipment and climbing equipment during Trek and Climbing period.
- Government Taxes
Mera Peak Permit: Mt. Mera Peak Permit and Makalu Barun National Park Entry fee with all government taxes during the Mera Peak trek.
Garbage Management: Stool Shipment Transfer, Garbage Deposit Fee
- Camping Service during Climbing Period
High Altitude Tent: North face dome tent, wall / cabin Kitchen tent for member and Sherpa guide
Grouping / Fixing Gear: Main Rope, Fix Rope, Snow Bar, Ice Screw, Rock Pitons, etc.
Camping Equipment: Required cooking utensils or gear, Fuel, EP Gas, Stove, Mattress, Light, etc.
- Safety and Security
Insurance of Mera Alpine Treks staff team during trek and climbing period.
We Provide one Duffle Bag for each member with full information of Mera Peak.
Emergency Heli Rescue Arrangement on the spot.
Oxygen, Max Regulator / Gamow Bag, First Aid Medicine Kid.
Thurya Satellite Phone for emergency communication, Walkie Talkie (Talk Back)
Pre information about Acute / Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) & High Altitude Cerebral Edema Causes, Symptoms, Prevention, Medication Treatment etc.
- Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, laundry, any alcoholic beverage, and shopping and personal clothing etc
- Insurance: Travel and high altitude rescue insurance of member which is bringing from own country by member.
- Tips / Bonus: Tips for staff and bonus for agency as yourself.
- International Round Trip Airfare & any expenses which not mention in above services.
When to Ski in Nepal
Generally, ski in Nepal will be performed at Winter season that is December and January. However, the perfect time will be in April and October due to mass available of snow at that moment. And of course, more snow offers more favorable condition for skiing.
As Nepal is a mountainous country, it offers a great advantage for ski for the whole year. Those adventure seekers or skiers can come here in Nepal anytime they want to and can do ski.
Risks and Challenges
Nepal ski resorts are quite different from other Alps ski resorts and other ski areas around the world. Skiing down at this high altitude can be breathtaking and thrilling, but it can be dangerous too. High altitude sickness can be a deadly risk if one does not take a proper safety measures. In order to avoid such hazards is to ascend slowly. If you are a beginner skier at the high mountains, you should prefer to have an experienced guide with you. A professional ski guide can help you to overcome high altitude sickness and ski safety too.
Beside high altitude sickness, the other high risk of skiing down high mountains at Nepal is avalanches. This is because most of the ski resorts of Nepal are located in off-piste terrain. So, in order to ski in Nepal, you must have a great knowledge about avalanches too.