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Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak Climbing

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17 Nights 18 Days

6476 meter

While the Mera Peak Climbing Adventure is beautiful in its all essence, your experience of trekking there becomes even more beautiful with us. By the time we take you to the base camp and bring you back, we take one step ahead to offer you a beautiful experience. We keep your safety and happiness is our top priority and you will experience the same during the trip.

Mera Peak Climbing is one of the most popular climbing adventures in the Himalaya. Thousands of peak climbers aim to reach the top of Mera Peak (6,476m) every year. The beautiful mountain stands amidst the vast range of mountains in the Everest region.

Although it is not a long climbing expedition like Everest Expedition, it gives you the thrill of climbing a snow-capped mountain. The climbing peaks in Nepal are below 7000 meters and they are popular as trekking peaks. Since climbing these peaks is not highly technical stuff like the Manaslu Expedition and such, it is much an easier climbing adventure.

What you see during Mera Peak Climbing Adventure

Mera Peak is in the Everest region of the Himalaya. It involves a trekking adventure to the base camp of the peak and then a day of climbing adventure to the top and return. The trek starts in Lukla on a different trail than the one to the Everest Base Camp. After a few days of traversing a peaceful trail through the Hinku valley takes you to the base camp of Mera Peak.

The actual climbing activity is just a day adventure. You can make it to the summit of the peak and back to base camp on the same day. Although you will need to have some basic skills of climbing, you will not need to go on the extreme technical skills like in the mountaineering expeditions.

Trekking through a quiet trail towards the base camp offers an incredible chance to be in nature and mountain wilderness. The view of magnificent mountains in the surroundings along the trail is simply breathtaking. Standing at the top of Mera Peak and looking around in the mountainous surroundings is an unmatchable experience.

Reasons this trip becomes an Experience

Nepal Climbing Adventure always strives to offer an adventure traveling experience that you can cherish. While the Mera Peak Climbing Adventure is beautiful in its all essence, your experience of trekking there becomes even more beautiful with us.

By the time we take you to the base camp and bring you back, we take one step ahead to offer you a beautiful experience. We keep your safety and happiness is our top priority and you will experience the same during the trip.

Trekking and climbing Mera Peak with us is traveling in safe hands.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

As you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu you will be greeted by a designated individual. Then you will be transferred to your hotel to spend overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02: Stay in Kathmandu for preparation and Sightseeing

Today we go sightseeing in Kathmandu. This mostly includes UNESCO world heritage sites which have cultural and historical importance. Some of these are Swayambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square etc. Back at the hotel you will be briefed on the set itinerary to make necessary trip preparations along with paper works.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Flight to Lukla and trek to Paiya

A 30 minutes flight early in the morning will be required to reach Lukla. After arrival you will be introduced to trek guides and porters. The trek starts with a walk through a jungle trail and across a bridge over Handi Khola to reach Surke Village. The trail follows south and cross Chutok La Pass to Paiya village. We spend overnight at Paiya.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04: Trek to Pangkongma

We descend from the village and follow the trail till we cross the Kari La Pass. The trek continues through a forest of rhododendron and bamboo. The trail is known for its view of Dudh Koshi Valley. We reach Pangkongma Village where we stay overnight.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Trek to Nashing Dingma

Our trek starts early morning across the Pangkongma La Pass. From here we ascend to reach Shibuche. The trek again descends downhill before crossing Hindu Khola. The trail passes over a grazing area before reaching Pangkongma to spend overnight.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: Trek to Chhatra Khola

Today's trek also starts with a descent. We walk downhill to cross Surkie La pass and start to ascend. The trail passes Phokte Village, Chalem Kharka and Danda Kharka. We ascend uphill from Danda Kharka to reach Panch Pokhari. We continue to walk till we reach Chhatra Khola.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07: Trek to Kothe

From Chhatra Khola we head north along the trail next to Majang Khola. The trail merges with another trail and follows along Hinku Khola. The trek continues straight forward to Tashing Ongma and across the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe. We spend overnight at Kothe.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08: Trek to Thangnak

The trek to Thangnak starts alongside Hinku Khola. The trail takes us to Gondishung on the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Mera peak is scripted on the rocks en route to Mera. We continue to Thangnak where we spend overnight.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09: Trek to Khare

We leave for Khare following glacier rocks of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka with stunning views of Charpate Himal along the way. The trail continues along the moraines before steeply rising to Khare. Here the Mera Peak can be viewed from the northern face. We spend overnight at Khare.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Rest at Khare

Today is acclimatization day in Khare. We spend a day in Khare to overcome the altitude and cold weather. We also perform basic training before our climb to Mera Peak. To further adjust ourselves we take a short hike in and around Khare. Overnight is spent in Khare.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Trek to Mera High Camp

The trail to Mera Peak Base Camp is filled with boulders. The steep trail leads through Mera La Pass to reach Mera High Camp. We continue to the top of the rock band marked by a large cairn. Spectacular views of the Himalayas can be seen from here as we set up our camp.

Accommodation: Camping
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Summit to Mera Peak and back to Khare

We start early in the morning for the summit to avoid strong afternoon winds. We start at 2 in the morning after breakfast by climbing up the glacier and on a ridge. Every footstep in the climb is coordinated and guided by expert climbers as we head for the summit. The ascent is rewarded by spectacular views of the Himalayas overlooking the horizon. This includes Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse and Chamlang. After much deserved quality time at the summit we carefully descend along the same route and head back to Khare. We spend overnight at Khare.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13: Reserve Day

In case the summit does not happen according to plan due to bad weather or other unfavorable conditions we spare this day as a reserve day. If everything goes as smoothly as planned we treat ourselves today as leisure day.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14: Trek back to Kothe

We retrace our steps back to Kothe after the summit. We trek through Thangnak before descending towards Kothe. The trail follows through Rhododendron and Pine forest to reach Kothe where we spend overnight.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15: Trek to Thuli Kharka

The trek starts early following a trail uphill through a dense Rhododendron forest. The trail known for its magnificent views of Mera Peak goes over Hinku Valley towards Thuli Kharka.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16: Trek to Lukla via Zatrala Pass

Today we return back to Lukla from Thuli Kharka by ascending across Zatrawala Pass. From the pass we descend to Chutanga and make our way back to Lukla. We spend overnight at Lukla in a local tea house lodge.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17: Flight back to Kathmandu

We take an early flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. You will be transferred to the hotel after landing. You can the rest of the day visiting sights unavailable on your first day in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meal: Breakfast

Day 18: Departure

On this day you are free to do as you please. The day can be spent by sightseeing or by taking the day off to rest. You can also go shopping to remember and reflect upon your visit to Nepal. A designated individual will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport as per your flight schedule. Farewell.

Meal: Breakfast

What is included?

  • All types of organizational requirements
  • All trekking and climbing paper works and permits
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Accommodation and meals during the whole of the expedition
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back
  • Government and local taxes
  • Reference notes to plan your trip
  • An experienced English speaking climbing guide, assistant climbing guide, Sherpa porters including their salary, insurance, food, lodging and all equipment
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Facilities of Email and satellite phones in base camp
  • Necessary oxygen bottles
  • Written and photo internet dispatches to send your progress to your family


What is not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee(bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation apart from the schedule due to any reasons
  • Lunch and evening meals in case of early return than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Charges of Email and satellite phones
  • Charge for extra Sherpa porter (if required)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for climbing guide and Sherpa



There are a number of things that you need to keep in mind if you ever plan for your vacation. Because you want to make the most out of your limited time, it is truly a hectic job for you to find a trustworthy and experienced traveling companion. With Nepal Climbing, you have your problem solved already as we are one of the leading Trekking and Mountaineering organizations in Nepal and have been providing first class service in several travelling packages across the country for many years.

We prioritize your satisfaction and safety

At Nepal Climbing Adventure, our ultimate objective is to arrange the programs for you to make the most out of your valuable time. We value your satisfaction, adventure, amusement and safety. Regardless of whether you are searching for stunning perspectives along the trekking trails in Himalayan mountain range or widely acclaimed, heavenly attractions with developed societies, our exposure and experience in travel business will help you ensure your requirements are met.

We have professional staffs and service

We trust that extraordinary staff lead awesome administration. That is the reason we are collaborated with experienced and eager individuals. We possess authorized and government certified guides who are very much furnished with broad learning of Nepali communities and traditions. They additionally have familiar English speaking abilities and hierarchical capacities to encourage all types trekking groups.

Responsible Tourism and social values

We are endeavoring to lessen the effect of tourism by guaranteeing our staff are very much aware of ecological issues. We are doing our best to create less waste as could be expected under the circumstances and make a point to reclaim non-compostable wastes. We outline our itineraries and work in the field guided by the standards of ecotourism and reasonable tourism. Moreover, all our staff have been given ecological preparing and are extremely aware to the eco-system we enter. Additionally, we are adhering to sustainable assets of energy. Our guides will share you the social values, culture and religious harmony for better understanding the groups you visit.

Customizable Service

Our promise is to provide you with the travelling packages customizable according to your demand fulfilling your budget criteria. So, we can facilitate a minimum of 2 individuals with a personalized service at a reasonable cost.

Your company contributed enormously to it.

Our experience in Nepal was very gratifying. Your company contributed enormously to it. This is more or less, our experience. I hope to meet you next time we go to Nepal.

Jose Miguel Goni

An incredible journey!

A must for anyone looking to summit a peak and wanting to take the time to experience jungles, bamboo forests, the rocky valley floors, before moving up to the Mera glacier. Highly recommend. Thank you Nepal climbing team!

Kyle Gannon

Trek to Mera peak - Nepal

The trek was organised by Nepal Climbing Adventure. Mr. Krishna Subedi (Chris) was very helpful and professional in providing services and was extremely helpful. Our guide Mr. Mingma Sherpa was excellent guide during 12 days trip. Our porter Mr Umesh Rai was outstanding . We owe our success in summitting to above mentioned people. The trek was strenuous but enjoyable. The selection of Tea houses by Nepal Climbing Adventure were excellent and they provided all basic amenities under very challenging weather conditions . I highly recommend Nepal Climbing Adventure. Keep continuing the good work. 

Mahesh Satendra Karki


MERA PEAK trek was organised by Nepal Climbing Adventure . Mr. Krishna Subedi (MD ) was extremely helpful. Our guide Mr. Mingma Sherpa was excellent guide. The trek was strenuous but enjoyable. The selection of Tea houses by Nepal Climbing Adventure were excellent . I highly recommend Nepal Climbing Adventure.

Vikas Kumar

Mera Peak Trekking and Summit

I did the Mera Peak trekking over 15 days, organized by Nepal Climbing Adventure. Mr. Krishna Subedi (Kris) is the manager of the organization. He is a very good co-ordinator, puts you immediately on whatsapp when you arrive, and keeps following up your trekking and summit experience. When there were small problems, he immediately took action and contacted the right people. My guide Mr. Neyma Sherpa was also very helpfull and an excellent guide. The trek itself was very enjoyable. The Tea houses were very good and they were very flexible when i prefered another teahouse than the one they already booked. I really recommend Nepal Climbing Adventure! A few extra things to keep in mind: - The month May used to be the best month for Mera Peak but we had a lot of rain... May-be April or October is becoming better now... - Listen to your guide at all times and don't go up to fast. The trekking is also about acclimatizing. Sometimes you need that extra day at 4000m... - Take a portable solar panel with you and a power bank. (min 12W, 20W is better). It will pay itself back. You pay a lot in the teahouses to get your phone charged (a lot of them also use solar power). - I personally prefer not to rent climbing gear but to take my own. I always hike and climb with the same pair of C boots with semi-automatic crampons. My C boots are big enough to wear 2 pair of socks if necessary. My smartwhool socks were warm enough on the summit day (-10 to -15 °C) - Take a porter. They are not expensive and your hiking comfort will increase a lot. - Don't forget to use sunscreen, especially on the summit day when you leave at 2 am in the dark and you're not thinking about the sun at that time. - Make sure you are in excellent physical shape. After the summit, you will need 3 more days to get to Lukla.

Yves Henri Porters

Amazing trip

Everything was organised really well, would recommend to anyone. They gave the itinerary that meets our expectation, eventhough some plans were accidentally canceled due to my partner's health condition, but they still checking on up us, they help us for the hotel for the rest of our stays until the flight back to our country. The guide also still checking up on us. Thanks Kris and Mingma.

Mario Teguh Nugraha

Great climbing experience!!

Did Mera Peak, Amphu Lapcha La pass, and Island Peak with Nepal Climbing Adventure and it was great! Very good communication leading up to the start of the trip. Both Chris and Khum (owners) made sure that everything was arranged for a successful and memorable trip. They showed flexibility, helped in creating the best itinerary and really delivered on this awesome experience. Best part about it is that they are 24/7 available for questions or other things to discuss. I was also very pleased with their guide selection for the trip. Would highly recommend anyone who wants to go trekking or climbing in Nepal to do it with Nepal Climbing Adventure.

Martijn de Win


It's been my 5th trek in Nepal with Nepal Climbing Adventures and I cannot say enough how Khum, Krisna and their teams have been very professional all the way through, from the conception of each trek to small details that make a big difference along the journey. My last trek in Mera peak and Everest region was extraordinary and my guide and porter did everything to make this strenuous trek as pleasant and memorable as possible. I highly recommend booking your Nepal next trip with Kris and Khum !

Jacques Gouallou

Outstanding service !

We had an incredible 16-day Mera Peak trek experience, all thanks to Kris from the trekking company. Kris went above and beyond, handling boarding passes, coordinating domestic travel, and offering valuable advice. Pasang, our guide, was outstanding, ensuring we had the right equipment and creating a truly memorable journey. Kris's honesty, responsiveness, and accommodation made our visit to Nepal unforgettable, and we're grateful for the countless beautiful memories he helped us create. Highly recommend their services!

Deborah Weiser

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Account Holder's Name:  Nepal Climbing Adventure Pvt. Ltd. 

Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Ltd.

Account Number: 01907449340018

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Address: Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal


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We recommend our guests have a valid insurance policy before undertaking an adventure in Nepal Himalaya. During treks and expeditions, the insurance should cover for expenses such as air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical care. As an adventure operator, we (NCA), are not permitted to arrange or sell insurance packages here in Nepal as per the Government of Nepal.

Frequently Asked Questions - Trekking in Nepal


Are you a licensed trekking agency?

Yes, we are a licensed company to operate adventure tours in Nepal. We have been organizing tours, Treks, and Expeditions for our valued clients for over two decades. Our long journey and experience in the field have made us pioneer in the industry.  


Do the guides speak English and have first aid training?

All of our guides are experienced experts in their job and speak fluent English. Most of them are born in the areas they guide trekkers to and have several years of experience as trekking guides in the mountains. It's mandatory that they are trained in first aid and also carry a first aid kit with them during the trek.


How big are the groups?

We always do our best to team up a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful adventure travel experience, coupled with an invaluable opportunity to interact with each other in the true spirit that comes with adventure. Our trek groups generally comprise of maximum 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For private trips, no minimum or maximum numbers apply.


Are permits included in the price of the trek?

Yes. All of the necessary permits for your trek are included in the price and will be arranged for you prior to your trek. For certain restricted regions (like Manaslu and Makalu), you'll need to have a full day in Kathmandu prior to your trek as your trek operator will need your passport for the permit registration. 


Do you arrange private treks?

Yes, we do. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at a timeframe that best suits you for any number of people (minimum 1 & maximum 100 at a time). The costs for private trips are generally fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration, and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange TREKS FOR A SINGLE WOMAN. If by any chance, none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you, you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about if you want to go solo. We assign local guides, porters, etc who you can trust your life with.


Do you provide any equipment while trekking?

On all our Camping treks, we provide all the tents, sometimes dome tents, sometimes sturdy A-frames and normally people share one tent between two; a foam mattress each; all the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lantern, tables, and stools, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent; all the main meals while trekking but not snacks. On Tea house treks there isn’t really a necessity to provide any equipment.  
But you are provided a duffel bag if you don’t have one and a down jacket if you haven’t flown in with your own. This is loaned to you and must be returned when the trek is done.   


How difficult are the treks?

Classifying the difficulty of a trek is like walking a thin red-line, as it depends on your fitness and experience hiking in the mountains. In the Himalaya, a trek's difficulty depends on the steepness of the trail, the general altitude, and the duration of the trek. Generally, the higher you go the more difficult the trek becomes. For most treks in the lower foothills (Ghorepani, Poonhill, Ghandruk, and Pikey Peak), it's fairly moderate trekking, although some days will be more challenging than others. For higher-altitude treks (i.e. Everest Base Camp, Gokyo, Annapurna Circuit, and Nar Phu), the treks become more challenging as you get going over 5,000m passes with longer days. If you’re an avid walker and enjoy hiking, then there’s no better adventure than trekking.  


How long do we walk each day?

Much of our trekking ventures are classified into THREE different categories according to the level of difficulty. Soft Adventure treks are only about a week to 10 days in duration. They generally don't go above 4000 meters and each day, you can expect to be walking for around 4 – 5 hours. While moderate to fairly challenging treks are longer treks that go right into high mountain country. Physically quite tiring, these involve approx 6-8 hours trekking along rocky ridges of high Himalayan peaks. Arduous treks are longer treks that go far beyond the normal haunts of trekkers and tourists. Physically challenging, these may involve 7-9 hours trekking and likely to include unfavorable weather conditions and activities that are not only physically challenging but also tax the mind. These trips are not for greenhorns.   


What is exactly 'teahouse' trekking?

Teahouse trekking refers to staying at a small local lodge or mountain hut each night of your trek. The lodges are basic but pretty cozy; enough to shelter you from the bitter mountain winds. They consist of 5-10 rooms with a common area used for eating and hanging out. Most treks in Nepal are teahouse treks where the lodges are run by members of the local community. Bunking out at these teahouses in some of the harshest territories on earth will give you a true sense of what life is in the wild.


What do we mean by FOT trek?

On FOT or a ‘Fully Organized Trek’, all meals and sleeping arrangements will be fully organized by the support crew. FOTs are also known as CAMPING TREKS. On camping treks, you will be sleeping in tents. A trekking crew consists of one sirdar, one cook, and kitchen crew, Sherpa assistants, and porters depending on the size of the group. Under the leadership of the Sirdar (local trek leader), the crew consists of several Sherpa assistants who will ensure you don't take the wrong path, a cook and kitchen crew to keep you well-fed with delicious and nutritious meals, and the porters to transport all the gear from camp to camp.  
Our main aim is to make the trek as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible. The ratio of both Sherpa guides and kitchen crew to group members is generally 1:4 and the ratio of porters to group members is around 3:1 at the beginning of the trek, but this decreases as food is eaten and loads become smaller. For bathroom facilities, we carry a toilet tent. Your camping staff dig a deep hole in the ground for excrement and cover the hole with soil after nature’s call is done. Camping treks are more expensive than teahouse treks. These treks are generally operated in remote restricted alpine zones that go above the tree-lines. Camping treks can also be used as options for teahouse treks throughout the Himalaya to enjoy the true spirit of adventure!


What is security like during trekking?

Security for our clients is always a foremost priority for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Nepal Government. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on ‘camping treks’ please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach the campsite. At night, all bags and belongings are kept in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on a rotation basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on a ‘Tea house or GAP trek’ arrangement, you will be sleeping in local teahouses. You need to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out.


What happens if I fall ill during the trek?

If by chance you fall ill during your trek, the first course of action depends on what's wrong with you. If it's altitude sickness, moving to lower altitudes and taking altitude medication will solve most cases; if it's quite severe, your guide will arrange for emergency evacuation by helicopter (be sure that emergency helicopter rescue is covered in your travel insurance). If you have a stomach sickness, bug, or any other types of food or water-related illnesses, your guide will have medication on hand for the most common illnesses.


What type of food is served during a trek?

On CAMPING TREKs we provide three delicious, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a tasty mix of local and western dishes. Your day starts with a king-size breakfast consisting of a choice of porridge, muesli, and cereals followed by omelet, fried, or scrambled eggs with ‘chapattis’ [rounded bread made from wheat] or multigrain-bread. Also included are seasonal fresh fruits.  Lunch is generally a selection of organic salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta, and traditional bread. Dinner is a truly hearty 3-course meal - soup, followed by a variety of vegetables, meat, and rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert [which may include a finger-licking crusty apple pie]. 
Ironically, some of the best apple pies in the country are found on these mountains and not in Thamel, Asia’s hub for backpackers; as many tourists would assume. Tea and coffee are also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh organic produce as possible available at some of the villages we hike through and special diets are regularly catered for. The trek leaders maintain very tight controls on health and hygiene in the kitchen with respect to general cleanliness and food preparation and also within the group with respect to personal hygiene. 
All foods are well cooked and vegetables are treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. We only serve Boiled water for drinking. Antiseptic soaps and potassium or iodine treated water are provided for washing. Special dietary requirements can always be catered for. On Tea House treks we provide standard breakfast, lunch, and three-course dinner, tea or coffee is also included with each meal. Your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and soupy noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodges and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat it with water purification pills. Although it's held that gluttony is a sin, nevertheless, we ensure our trekking guests are well fed in as much as they can digest to cope with the arduous trails and the tough elevations.    


Do I need to carry my own gear?

You'll carry your daily essentials (sunblock, water, hat, light jacket, and camera) but your porter will carry the bulk of your gear, such as extra clothing and overnight basics. Porters are especially helpful for longer treks where you'll be carrying more gear. For shorter treks (2-3 days), you may opt just to have a guide if you're comfortable carrying your own gear, but hiring a porter is a great way to support the local economy and is quite affordable. It's also the safest thing to do when you’re hiking on the biggest and most rugged mountains on planet earth.


How much could porters carry?

Porters typically carry up to 30 kgs max. (To ensure they're not overloaded). For fragile items, such as cameras, it's still best to carry these items yourself. If you have more than 15 kg., please carry the extra weight in your day pack. In the commercial trade, when transporting goods and supplies up into the high mountains, some porters carry up to 100 kgs and get paid less than a fair wage provided by some so-called responsible trekking companies. However, doing things like this weighs on the conscience and we totally avoid such unfair situations. 
We know the risk that comes with neglecting our porters and follow all mandatory guidelines as stipulated by the IPPG international porters association.


What is the overnight accommodation like?

In cities like Kathmandu or Lhasa, accommodation will be in hotels of your preference. We have a pool of hotels that ranges from luxury deluxe to budget hotels. While on a trek accommodation will depend on the trek style. If you are taking a camping trip then you will be sleeping in tents. Whilst we endeavor to stay in the best possible accommodation along the way, you should be aware that most teahouses, particularly in the smaller villages, are pretty basic but cozy enough to protect you from the harsh elements. The bedrooms are usually very small, the shared bathroom facilities are often outside and meals are served in a communal dining hall. Although simple, the teahouses do provide shelter and warmth and are normally run by friendly local families. Tea house treks are less expensive than Camping treks and are largely suitable for small groups. Usually, during busy seasons if private rooms in smaller villages are fully occupied you might have to bunk out in a dormitory. But then this is what adventure is all about.


Can we change the itinerary?

Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your senior guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions in the world, where many unforeseen circumstances may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.


Is tipping included and if not, how much should I budget?

Tips are always appreciated by your support team after the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Guiding on some of the riskiest trails on earth is a tough job and your crew always makes sure they lead from the front. Some trekkers give 10% of the total tour cost as tips. The hat is passed around and the whole group contributes. Most trekkers happily provide tips with big hearts. The choice is yours if you feel they’ve been worth it.
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