Scenery Observation from the top of Mera Peak

Introduction:

Describing the Mera Peak climbing with lush green forests, undisturbed calm paths, impressive landscapes, crystal clear rivers, clear view of hills, and friendly people with warm hospitality is never enough. This package offers you with a literal “short of words” experience.

Being a part of the country with widest altitude ranges, Mera peak has indisputably been the most trending destination for adventure enthusiasts, taking into account the increased achievability compared to other 6000 m peaks with the most rewarding view along with having comparatively more affordable permits than that of the higher peaks.

A 17 days long trek and climb with a sole purpose to explore the part of the nature you have never seen before, to get lost amidst the giant mountains, to spend cold nights below the heart-warming view of the stars on a clear night at an altitude where you feel like you are reaching for the stars, to experience the wilderness and to explore the madness that comes from within as you get into the magical aura must be able to make its way to being one of your best lifetime experiences.

Every year, people from all around the world enter Nepal with the motive to climb the noble Mera Peak for the best view that it offers. Considered as an opportunity to view some of the world leading mountains, simply stating, the view from Mera Peak is the best of its kind. The top provides the climbers with an iconic view of the famous Tibetan plateau, glaciers, hills and above all, the incredible Himalayas. Offering you with a 360 degree panoramic view of the exceptional Himalayan vistas including 5 of the 6 highest peaks in the world, the experience is truly magical.

With a clear magnificent view of the mighty Mount Everest (8,848 m) to the north and Mount Lhotse (8,516 m) to the south; the east side presents Mount Chamlang (7,319 m), Mount Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Mount Makalu (8,481 m) and Mount Baruntse (7,129 m) and the west side presents Mount Cho Oyu (8201 m), Mount Ama Dablam (6,812 m) and Mount Kantega (6,782 m).

Having presented the facts, Mera Peak is considered as the best alternative for Everest Base Camp for travelers who want to avoid crowdedness without settling for a less rewarding view. Popularly known as one of the best viewpoints in the country, a feeling of heavenly pleasure is something that a lot of climbers claim to have with a single visit to the top.

Why is Mera Peak considered as the best place for scenery observation?

Mera peak has been popular among climbers since ages and has been rated by most as one of the best viewpoints in the country. The taglines that have been popular about the peak still do not give justice to this surreal experience. Below mentioned are the views that one can catch sight of from the top:

  • Mount Everest:

The one and only, the giant Mount Everest (8,848 m) is the highest peak in the world, which can be spotted to the north of Mera Peak. Respecting the fact that not everyone gets to catch a glimpse of this beauty, a single glimpse of the top of the world is an achievement in itself.

Mera peak has been attracting a lot of adventurers wanting to sight the top of the world with their naked eye. While Everest Base Camp trek is unquestionably more crowded than Mera Peak climbing, visitors who are aware of Mera Peak choose it with the motive to witness the heavenly feeling that comes from within when you realize that you are standing just in front of the unrivalled Everest.

  • Mount Kanchenjunga:

Rising at an altitude of 8,586 m; Mount Kanchenjunga is the thirst highest mountain in the world and is located in the eastern region of Nepal, which can be spotted to the east of Mera Peak. The name has come from the five peaks that the mountain consists of, thus popularly translated as “The Five Treasures of Snow”.

Popular with its name and snow sparkling on the top of the peak making the peak more “diamond-coated”, Mount Kanchenjunga has been considered as a religious place due to its inconceivable beauty and its size. Stating the facts, Mount Kanchenjunga was considered as the highest peak back until 1852. So, it is indeed obvious for visitors wanting to desire to have a sight of the mystic mountain.

  • Mount Lhotse:

Being the fourth highest peak in the world and known for its proximity with Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse stands at an altitude of 8,516 m and consists of three summits. It is a part of the Everest mastiff and is located towards the south of the mighty Mount Everest; thus the name “the south peak” translated to Mount Lhotse.

Since Mount Lhotse has been known internationally as one of the most difficult peaks to climb due to its steep path, the fact that most of us cannot achieve this unattainable climb cannot be neglected. Thus a breathtaking view of the mountain lying south to Mera Peak, which is comparatively more unattainable than the Mount Everest, is a plus point of the view that one can enjoy.

  • Mount Makalu:

With an altitude of 8,485 m; Mount Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world. Mount Makalu is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal and can be spotted to the east of Mera Peak.

Possessing a specialty of having a remarkably exclusive pyramid like four sided structure, the structure and size of Mount Makalu alone are enough to leave its viewers awestruck. Having presented the unique structure, Mount Makalu is a total feast for the eyes.

  • Mount Cho Oyu:

Mount Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8,188 m. It is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal and can be spotted to the west of Mera Peak.

Filled with snow, mount Cho Oyu is quite eye catching even from a good distance due to its shining snowy sculpture. This glorious beauty has been successful enough to satisfy its climbers and its viewers. Thus, a glance of the sixth highest mountain in the world is indeed a valuable one.

  • Tibetan Plateau:

Holding a great cultural and geological value in itself, the Tibetan Plateau is known for numerous other names including “the roof of the world” and has an average elevation of more than 4,500 m. The Tibetan Plateau shockingly covers a huge area of about 965,000 square miles.

Surrounded by some of the world’s leading mountains and holding a strong spiritual importance, the view of Tibetan Plateau is undoubtedly an alluring one.

  • Glaciers and Hilly Region:

Passing through the Hinki Nup and Shar glaciers on our journey to the top, we can spot numerous glaciers. With a clear weather supporting you during the best season, i.e. spring and autumn, you can have a mesmerizing view of the hilly region for as far as your eyes can reach.

 

Best View from the Top!

Our journey to reach the top of Mera Peak is a culturally charming one, with an opportunity to explore the flora and fauna in the region. The surrounding, the people you meet, and the Nepalese lifestyle and culture sums up to a uniquely worthwhile experience.

It is true that everything on our way to the top contributes to making our experience worthwhile but, when it comes to the view, making your way up to the top of the peak is a must for the best view. An eagle’s eye view of the majestic Himalayan ranges, giving you a relaxed feeling of achievement, has been a very strong motive for climbers over the years. The view undoubtedly gives justice to all of the time, efforts and dedication you put into this climb. After all, why invest everything on a climb if you do not have a rewarding view?

Therefore, we are here to facilitate you to reach the top in order to make every effort of yours fruitful.

Things to Consider for Mera Peak Climbing:

Mera Peak climbing is definitely not a piece of cake but with correct guidance and preparation, it is surely an achievable one.

  • Physical Fitness:

Mera Peak is considered to be a less-technical peak which means that climbers with no past mountaineering experience can also go for it.

But respecting the altitude, Mera Peak is definitely a physically strenuous one to climb. Climbers are expected to have a good level of fitness in order to get to the top. Good stamina along with good habits such as walking long hours can be a major plus point. So, sound health is a must.

  • Good Climbing Gears:

Climbing is indeed more difficult if you don’t have the correct gears needed. Pre research on the essentials for the climb is a wise move from the climbers’ side; accepting the fact that good gear is not only helpful for comfort and safety, but also ensures a relatively more convenient climb.

Truthfully stating, there are a lot of difficulties that a climber is subjected to during the journey like altitude sickness, physical fatigue, etc; and you surely would not want to increase the level of difficulty by not choosing the correct gear. So, a serious research for good climbing gears is a crucial part of your tour preparation.

  • Select Experienced Guide and Porter:

The fact that Mera Peak is a less technical one and is comparatively more achievable than other 6000 m peaks might encourage some climbers to go for it without professional guide. But experienced professional guide is a must in order to have a successful safe climb. An experienced professional guide with an ability to speak English is something that you need to make sure of before assigning them through your chosen travel company.

Porters are basically the saviors of the entire trek and climb who carry your essentials. One porter shall be assigned to carry bags of two climbers.

  • Select Good Local Travel Company:

Unquestionably, there are abundant travel companies out there to facilitate you with your entire tour. But choosing the best one is the key.

Something that you need to consider before choosing a travel company is their climb success rate and experience. While some travel companies lack experience in this field, many are found failing to fulfill their promises. So, experience and success rate speaks a lot in this field.

  • Be Respectful and Kind:

Kindness and respect is something that one can give out for free. Being kind and respectful towards the staff members, including the guides who share their skills and work hard for your safety and the porters who are responsible for all of our essentials, is a very ethical behavior expected from every climber.

After all, if your kind and respectful gesture can give justice to the staffs for the efforts they put into their work, then why not?

Best Time for the View:

In order to avoid extra difficulty and to get the best view possible, one needs to pick the best time for the climb. The most favorable time for Mera Peak climbing is spring and autumn.

Best time of the year refers to a comparatively more stable weather. Stable weather not only makes the climb easier, but also supports a clear view.

  • Spring:

Extending from March to May, spring is one of the best seasons for Mera Peak climbing. Dry weather with crystal clear visibility, clear skies, blooming flowers, lush green forests and colorful trails are something that you can expect from your climb during spring season.

  • Autumn:

Extending from September to November, autumn is another best season for Mera Peak climbing. Fresh air with an average day temperature of about 12 degree Celsius, glorious rivers and waterfalls attract a lot of climbers during autumn season.

 

Extra tip for a great experience:

Making your way through the challenges on every step, staying dedicated to reach the top with the best view of the indescribably magnificent Himalayas, aiming to sense the heavenly pleasure that the nature has to offer and not carrying a good camera and binoculars to enjoy the view and save the moment for lifetime?

Your own binocular allows you to take your own time and enjoy the view calmingly. A good camera is an essential because all you bring back from the entire tour is a bag full of memories and thousands of pictures, which will stay with you for your lifetime. Therefore, we highly recommend you to carry a good camera and a binocular.

 

Why Choose Us?

We, Family Adventures, have been providing unexcelled service through ages, with an impressively high success rate. We believe that each of our climbers can achieve heights by summing up your dedication, enthusiasm and efforts to reach the top with our planning, efforts and services. Aiming to facilitate you during your adventurous time, contributing to an increased level of thrill and working hard for your safety, we have been operating since years in this field with our professional workforce.

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MERA PEAK CLIMBING

Imagine having the opportunity to soak up the magnificent offering of the nature, amidst nowhere, where no one knows you and where you can completely be yourself. Imagine escaping the entire hubbub and taking a break, out in the Himalayas with cold weather and warm heart, tiring walks and a rewarding view. Even the thought of it makes us feel refreshed.

Turning your reality into a better version of your expectations, Mera Peak Climbing, the highest permitted trekking peak in Nepal accordant with the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) with an altitude of 6476 m is a wholesome eccentric package providing you with an indescribably sublime experience. The Mera Peak Cimbing package is indeed considered as one of the most tempting packages in Nepal.

Resting at the top of the Hinku valley within the Everest region, Mera Peak provides its visitors with picturesque view of the numerous snow capped mountains, the dense forests and the typical Nepalese village being the best of its kind.

Words cannot do justice to what one witnesses from the top. Providing the 360 degree panoramic view of the world’s 5 out of 6 highest peaks; namely Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Kanchenjunga; the view is indisputably one of the best that the mountains from all around the world have to offer.

Being an attainable climb compared to other 6000m high peaks, Mera Peak attracts a lot of hodophiles with a culturally delightful journey and a view totally worth the efforts.

 

Highlights of Mera Peak Climbing:

  • The package itself is an opportunity to climb the highest trekking peak in Nepal.
  • Majestic view of mountains including Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Kanchenjunga is something to add up to the most surreal experiences of your life.
  • The Nepalese community is known for its culture and the genuinely warm-hearted people who consider their guests as god. Travel over and feel the warm family-like feeling that the typical Nepalese communities have to offer on your way to the top.

Best Season for Mera Peak Climbing:

The most favorable time for Mera Peak Climbing is Spring: from March to May and Autumn: from September to November.

Having said that; it is not that you cannot have a good climb and view during winter, instead, the view is crystal clear during winter. But for the crystal clear view, you need to be able to be prepared for an extra amount of cold during the winter season. Also, if you want to travel avoiding mass of other travelers, winter is the best time for you.

 

Difficulty Level of Mera Peak Climbing:

Mera Peak is considered as a less-technical peak which means that the climbers do not need to have past experience in order to have a successful climb. However, the ones with past experience can in fact have some percent of advantage.

Climbing the Mera Peak is not technically difficult but an average fitness level and sound medical health is expected from the climbers. Stamina of a person plays a huge role in the climb. Moreover, proper gears and equipment also play a major role.

What to Expect:

While the motive of Family Adventures has always been to provide quality service in an affordable price, we have tried our ultimate best over the years to make our guests’ time and efforts worthwhile. Below are the services included and excluded by our costs.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport picks and drops by our representative in a private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in the hotels at Kathmandu s per a Bed and Breakfast plan, prior to itinerary.
  • Airfare for the domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then back to Kathmandu including tax.
  • Accommodation during the trekking in Lodges.
  • Accommodation during the climbing phase in camps.
  • The entire meals during both trekking and climbing phase which includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner along with tea and coffee.
  • Some of the major necessities which includes Duffle bags, Sleeping bags and down jackets.
  • Fresh local fruits.
  • All sort of ground transportation required during the tour as per the itinerary.
  • The entire legal paperwork to initiate a climb which includes entrance fee and climbing permits.
  • Professional government-licensed climbing guide including their food, accommodation, equipments, transportation, insurance and domestic airfare for the tour.
  • Experienced climbing guide along with porters (one porter for two climbers) to carry your essentials.
  • The complete Mera Peak trekking map.
  • Necessary camping gears including climbing rope.
  • Medical kit for safety.
  • Required rescue arrangement charges.
  • All necessary government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee and international airfare.
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay at Kathmandu.
  • Any type of beverage, may it be alcoholic or non-alcoholic.
  • Any type of personal expenses.
  • Any additional services like additional porter, laundry service or phone call bills.
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears necessary for the tour.
  • Tips for the staffs i.e. guides and porters.
  • Anything other than the cost includes mentioned above thoroughly.

 

Required Climbing Permit:

The Mera Peak climbing permit varies depending upon seasons depending upon the favorability of time.

  • Spring Season (March-April-May): USD $250
  • Autumn Season (September-October-November): USD $125
  • Winter Season (December-January-February): USD $70
  • Summer Season (June-July-August): USD $70

As our trek passes through Sagarmatha National Park, another legal document required for the tour is Sagarmatha National Part entry.

INQUIRY

Peak Climbing in Nepal

May it be physical goods or intangible experiences; we humans have a nature to seek or hunt for unique ones. After all, just the special ones make your soul feel delighted. For that matter, we present to you an out of the ordinary experience, with the best possible approach to make you feel satisfied about your choice.
For all the adventure lovers out there, we present you Peak Climbing in Nepal, one of the most challenging surreal adventures in the Himalayas. This option of yours gives you a care-free break, taking you to witness some of the highest peaks of the world, offering you with an opportunity to witness the untarnished aura of the Himalayas, giving you the feeling of accomplishment.
Rich with 1,310 known peaks with 326 peaks open for adventurous climb providing you with a variety of options ranging from 5,670m high to 6,476m high, Nepal is unquestionably the most trending peak-climbing destination, with 8 out of 14 top peaks in the world.

Nepal as a Popular Tourist Destination
While the motive to explore the mystic Himalayas might differ from one visitor to another, the fact that visitors have differing time duration separated for travel and differing level of fitness needs to be respected, providing visitors with the liberty to choose the most important factor of peak climbing i.e. the peak itself.
Offering a very wide range of peaks, Nepal provides its visitors with an option to choose peak depending upon the level of difficulty and remoteness. This is something absolutely noteworthy about the country, the reason for which Nepal attracts all kinds of visitors, from solo climbers to family climbers.

Best Places for Peak Climbing in Nepal
Since there are 326 climbing peaks, the variety of peaks in Nepal might confuse you. Thus, we have shortlisted the most popularly trending ones down below.

Mera Peak:
Being the highest peak in the country, Mera Peak climbing is the most surreal experience that the climbers claim to have had in their lifetime. Honestly stating, the world feels a lot different in an altitude of 6,476 m.

Offering a breathtaking view of 5 of the 6 highest mountains of the world, the journey itself is considered to be rewarding with the view of vibrant rhododendrons, thick forests and numerous other snowcapped mountains. Providing you with the opportunity to explore the untouched villages and the typical Nepalese culture, the Mera Peak climb is regarded less technical which points towards a need of strong physical fitness from the climbers.

Mera Peak Facts:
Location: Khumbu Valley, Solukhumbu
Altitude: 6,476 m
Difficulty: Physically Strenuous
Best Season: March – April – May and September – October – November
Duration: 17 days

 

Island Peak:
Popularly also known as Imja Tse, Island Peak is considered to be quite challenging one, demanding technicality from its climbers. Along with an opportunity to stand tall at an altitude of 6,189 m, Island Peak offers its climbers with a close magical view of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Ama Dablam and numerous other peaks.

While this indescribable beauty attracts a lot of climbers and is one of the most attractive peaks in the world; the climb is equally challenging and the success rate of the climb is comparatively low for inexperienced climbers. So, climbers are expected to have a certain amount of climbing technique and sound mental health. Therefore, Island Peak is considered as both challenging and a fruitful one.

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Island Peak Facts:
Location: Everest region/ Solu Khumbu region
Altitude: 6,189 m
Difficulty: Extremely Challenging
Best Season: April – May and October – November
Duration: 19 days

 

Pisang Peak:
Being more technical than the other mentioned peaks above, a successful Pisang Peak climb demands a good level of fitness and certain level of past mountaineering experience from the climbers.

With the motive to have a majestic view of the complete Annapurna region from the top, numerous climbers attempt the climb and the peak is also regarded as the most popular climbing peak of the Annapurna region. This trip also offers its climbers with an additional attraction of crossing the Thorong La pass (widest pass in the world). Considering the difficulty level, the view from the top is quite rewarding.

Pisang Peak Facts:

Location: Annapurna region
Altitude: 6,091 m
Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Best Season: March – April and September – November
Duration: 18 days

 

Yala Peak:
Located comparatively close to the capital at the beautiful Langtang region, Yala Peak is the easiest and the closest trekking peak. This climbing peak is the best opportunity for beginners to witness the magical aura of Himalayas and start their mountaineering journey.

This climb is mostly about the splendid views and a lot of climbers pick Yala Peak because of its additional offering of the exploration of the unique cultural aspect of the Langtang region, influenced by Tibetans. Including the view of Mount Sisapangma (14th highest mountain in the world), the view from the top is often phrased as a magnificent one.

Yala Peak Facts:
Location: Langtang region
Altitude: 5,520 m
Difficulty: Easy
Best Season: March – April – May and October – November
Duration: 12 days

 

Dhampus Peak:
Located in some of the most popular Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, Dhampus peak stands tall at an altitude of 6,012 m with an exquisite view of the Himalayas.

Also popularly known as Thapa peak, the Dhampus Peak climbing is a mixture of a lot of adventure, opportunity to explore new culture and a rewarding top view of the astonishing snow-capped mountains surrounding the peak; including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, and the list goes on. In spite of the rewarding view, this peak climb is not as difficult as other peaks and is considered as a less-technical one. No past experience is expected from any of the climbers but sound health is a must.

Dhampus Peak Facts:
Location: Annapurna region
Altitude: 6,012 m
Difficulty: Easy
Best Season: March – April – May and September – October – November
Duration: 15 days

 

Phakchhermo Peak:
Though this peak remains unknown to numerous climbers because of it being newly found, but the fact that its charm has attracted a lot of climbers in the recent days cannot be ignored. Being in the verge of getting popular, the reviews on the Phakchhermo peak climb have been really good. Located at the southern side of Tesi Lapcha, standing tall at an altitude of 6,273 m; the astounding view of Trakarding, Rolwaling and Droambau glacier including Khumbi from the top of the peak is totally worthwhile.

Phakchhermo peak is considered as a high-technically challenging peak to climb. Sound health is expected from each climber in order to have a successful climb.

Phakchhermo Peak Facts:
Location: Southern part of Tesi Lapcha, Everest region
Altitude: 6,273 m
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: October – November and April – May
Duration: 16 days

 

Naya Kanga Peak:
Standing tall at an altitude of 5,844 m; Naya Kanga Peak is located in the Langtang region close to the capital, making it more accessible. Aong with an exceptionally majestic view from the top after a comparatively easier climb to a less than 6,000 m peak, this package offers you with a journey through the villages in Langtang influenced by the Tibetan culture. With an opportunity to witness the rich flora and fauna, the Tibetan influenced culture of the villages on the way; this package is considered as a wholesome one, also considering a 15 days long stay in the Himalayas.

This peak welcomes first-time climbers due to less technical requirements. Being less than 6,000 m, climbers face fewer problems related with altitude sickness. Yet, sound health is expected from every climber.

Naya Kanga Peak Facts:
Location: Langtang region
Altitude: 5,844 m
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: February – March – April and October – November – December
Duration: 15 days

 

Kwangde Peak:
Along with being popular among the climbers as one of the most fruitful peaks to climb, the fact that the climb is equally strenuous cannot be ignored. Passing through Sherpa settlements with culture untouched by modernization through years, through the rich greens; one cannot deny that the view from the top is one of the bests of its kind. The view of numerous surrounding mountains; including Everest (8,848 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Makalu (8,481 m) and Cho Oyu (8,201 m); sums up to an indisputably rewarding climb.

Having mentioned about the strenuous level of the climb, this peak is comparatively more technical due to which the climbers are expected to have a proper past experience in this field along with good fitness level as a must. The success rate of this climb is very low if you don’t have past experience.

Kwangde Peak Facts:
Location: Khumbu region
Altitude: 6,011 m
Difficulty: Very Strenous
Best Season: April – May and September – October
Duration: 14 days

 

Lobuche East Peak:
Lobuche East peak climb is the spiced up extended version of the Classic Everest Base Camp Trek. Located on a village named Lobuche; the Lobuche East Peak is also one of the most attractive peaks with a soothingly rewarding destination.

An indescribably mesmerizing panoramic view of Mount Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori, Makalu and above all, the Mount Everest, is something that you can expect from this trip. With a rewarding view from the top, the climb is regarded as a moderately difficult one.

Lobuche East Peak Facts:
Location: Lobuche village, Everest region/ Solukhumb region
Altitude: 6,119 m
Difficulty: Moderately difficult
Best Season: March – April – May and October – mid December
Duration: 19 days (flexible)

 

Tharpu Chuli Peak:
Known for its well defined shape, located in the center of Annapurna region; Tharpu Chuli peak waits to provide you with one of the most thrilling experiences of your lifetime. Also popular as Tent Peak, Tharpu Chuli Peak offers its visitors with an astounding panoramic view of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and the Annapurna ranges. Being located just opposite to Mount Machhapuchhre, you shall have a picturesque view of Machhapuchhre; including the abundant greens, vibrant rhododendrons, calming waterfalls, forests of bamboo and witnessing the cultural diversity of the Gurung community; throughout your journey.

Serving the purpose of having adventure amidst the Himalayas, this peak climb is quite demanding when it comes to the fitness level of climbers. So with good health and proper guidance, you shall have a successful climb.

Tharpu Chuli Peak Facts:
Location: Annapurna region
Altitude: 4,870 m
Difficulty: Strenuous
Best Season: March – April – May and September – October – early December
Duration: 17 days

 

Chulu West Peak:
Providing the enthralling view of Annapurna I (10th highest peak of the world), Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and numerous other peaks; Chulu West Peak lies in the Annapurna region and is an excellent opportunity for both experienced climbers and beginners.

Aiming to reach to a perfect vantage point to view the Annapurna region, the journey to it should not be underestimated. The culture and tradition of the typical Nepalese living in the villages on the way never misses out to fascinate its visitors. A successful climb of the Chulu West Peak demands a good fitness level and high stamina, as it is physically challenging.

Chulu West Peak Facts:
Location: Annapurna region
Altitude: 6,419 m
Difficulty: Moderately difficult
Best Season: March – April and October – November
Duration: 21 days (flexible)

 

Ramdung Peak:
Taking you close to the Himalayas, Rmadung Peak which is located in between the Rolwaling and Khumbu valley provides you with a surreal experience. With an additional special offering of witnessing the calming aura of the Tso Rolpa, the magnificent ice glacial lake; the top offers climbers with a sublime view of numerous mountains including the one and only Everest (8,848m) and Gaurishankar (7,134m). Being located quite remotely, this peak climb is a dream for travelers who want to spend quality time in the nature by getting lost in the Himalayas without any type of pressure or responsibilities.

In spite of being a less-technical peak, a climb to Ramdung Peak is considered as a physically challenging one. Each climber needs to be daring enough to have a rewarding climb, along with proper guidance.

Ramdung Peak Facts:
Location: In between Rolwaling and Khumbu valley
Altitude: 5,925 m
Difficulty: Strenuous
Best Season: March – April – May and September – October – November
Duration: 19 days

 

Necessary Peak Climbing Permission
The peak climbing permission is a legal document issued from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), which grants you the authority to climb the particular peak that you have requested. Peak climbing permission gets checked and verified by offices on the way to your destination i.e. during your journey. Absence of climbing permission during a climb is considered as an illegal activity and certain actions shall be taken for such individual.
Climbing permission can be issued from the NMA office, which will cost you certain amount of money depending on the peak you choose to climb.

Climbing Guide:
There must be numerous options for you to choose companies you want to plan the journey with. But analyzing their successful climb rate is something you need to do beforehand in order to know about their climbing guides. In spite of promises, many companies fail to provide you with guides with good mountaineering as well as communication skills.
For that matter, Family Adventures indeed has a successful climb rate with a good reputation operating since years with its experienced workforce. You don’t have to think twice before carrying this trip with us, we assure that to you!
Experienced professional guide is a necessity for a successful journey. In order to complete the journey safely without having much of a struggle with the techniques and the routes, we got you totally covered with experienced mountaineers as your climbing guide. Suggesting and guiding you the best way possible, your safety is our priority!

High Altitude Porter:
High altitude porters are literally our heroes of every peak climb. While all of us struggle with the altitude in spite of our limited backpacks and passion to have a rewarding view at the end of the ascent, high attitude porter are those heroes who carry our bags over 5000 m altitude and who carry all of our kitchen items for us. These people are often experienced ones who are confident enough to complete the climb without much difficulty and are perceived to be stronger than trekking porters.

Frequently Asked Questions for Nepal Peak Climbing

What is a trekking peak?
Trekking peaks are the peaks that are officially open for climbers, as per the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Peaks other then trekking peaks are not open for climbing. There are currently 326 peaks open in Nepal for climbing.

Aren’t peaks and mountains the same thing?
Actually, they are not the same. A peak is a point higher than the surrounding area and mountains can have various peaks.

How difficult are the trekking peaks in Nepal?
Nepal offers its visitors with a very wide range of peaks with differing altitude, difficulty level, technicality and remoteness. The difficulty of climbing a peak totally depends upon the peak you choose. You are encouraged to choose peak prior to your fitness level, experience and time.

Can anyone climb peak?
Though there are no actual restrictions to issue the climbing permit provided by NMA, the achievability depends on the technicality and difficulty while climbing the particular peak. While peaks that demand technicality from its climbers require the climbers to have a certain level of past experience, the peaks that require minimal technicality are considered to be comparatively achievable.

I have no past experience. Can I go for peak climbing?
Everyone needs to start from somewhere if they want to. But make sure that you choose non-technical peaks, where you can achieve the climb with your present fitness level.

Which is the best time for peak climbing in Nepal?
The best season for peak climbing in Nepal is undoubtedly the spring season, ranging from March to May, when the weather is warm and you can enjoy the clear views. Also, autumn season, ranging from September to early December, is considered as a favorable time for peak climbing in Nepal.

What is a climbing permit?
It is a legal document required for the tour, issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) approving your request to climb.

Do I need a climbing permit?
Yes, climbing permit is a must. Absence of climbing permit during a climb is considered illegal.

Do I need travel insurance?
Yes, rescue insurance is mandatory.

Do I need to worry about food and accommodation?
Strongly, No! Family Adventures arranges these facilities for you and you shall face no form of inconvenience regarding it.

What if I get problems related to altitude sickness?
Honestly speaking; altitude sickness, may it be minor or major, is normal for every climber. Medications shall be provided for the climbers with altitude sickness and in case the case turns serious, helicopter rescue service is something that is covered by your rescue insurance.
Also, each itinerary by Family Adventures is designed in such a way that we take enough time for acclimatization, which avoids severe problems of altitude sickness.

Whom am I supposed to contact for any problem during the journey?
The professional guides provided by Family Adventures are always there to help during any of your problems, may it be medical problems or personal problems. Moreover, our guides have basic medical training in order to keep you safe.
For safety, portable oxygen and pressure bags can be provided immediately.

Why Choose Us?
There are abundant options for travel facilitator. But not everyone has been proved to provide services like they promise. So, a certain amount of background research should be conducted before choosing one.
Family Adventures, with a strong brand name, has been operating since years to facilitate our guests and make their invested time worthwhile. Known for the topnotch services, perfectly designed itinerary and hardworking tour guides, we are a group of professionals with years of experience each, working hard to make you satisfied. Our guests’ satisfaction and safety has always been our major priority.

Other FAQ

Is It Okay for Me to Visit Nepal again?

lost. There has been much loss on lives and properties and Nepal’s Tourism infrastructures have certainly been affected; but not as portrayed in the international media. Nepal will certainly need the income that tourism brings as it attempts to recover from this disaster, and at this point in time, our government in line with the Ministry of Tourism have requested foreign governments to support Nepal by removing negative advisories as the Government of Nepal has ensured the world that Nepal is still a safe destination to spend an unforgettable holiday, just like it was before.

The earthquakes that hit Nepal are now history and it has now been almost 2 months till date when the disaster occurred. The dust has settled and tourists visiting Nepal come the falls of the peak season will soon be witness to a new Nepal and one of the safest countries in the world to travel. Some of our heritage sites are going through the repair process and our prime monuments that escaped the destructive quakes have been opened by the government for tourists to visit once again and see for themselves that our history still stands preserved waiting for visitors to watch in amazement its resilience that withstood the massive quakes.

Our hills and mountains still stand strong and ring with the sound of music as our chirping birds still sing their merry tunes. The mountain folks who survived the quakes still know how to smile and welcome trekkers in rebuilt homes as they go about their daily cultural and agricultural chores; preferring to look ahead and not despair as they believe that as destructive as nature can be, Nepal’s mother nature knows also how to give back to those who respect and understand her complex ways.

How Can I Help Nepal in This Dire Situation?

Many people from across the world feel a strong emotional attachment to Nepal and are desperate to do something to help, and the best way to do this is: VISIT US AGAIN! Every dollar that you spend here will help a child go to school, feed a family and create employment for someone. Perhaps most of all, your visit will bring hope to a people who’ve never known tragedy of such proportions. And when you do arrive in Nepal sooner than later, FAMILY ADVENTURE TREKS & EXPEDITIONS will be at the airport to welcome you – not as a tourist – but a mother, father, brother, sister, an uncle or aunt, once in Nepal, you are FAMILY and all the services we provide you will be purely based on that, like one of our own.

A Rich History in rubble

Until the morning of Saturday 25 April, the soaring temples and palaces of the Kathmandu Valley were the gems of a nation wealthy in cultural treasures, giving the Nepalese capital a skyline straightaway identifiable just like as London or New York. All of the Kathmandu Valley was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1979 in recognition of the significance of such a vast assembling of medieval architecture in one spot. The first massive shock which hit the valley eliminated 600 years of history in seconds, reducing many of the most iconic temples in Nepal to tinder sticks and rubble. Locals witnessed the terrifying ordeal as pagodas crumbled to dust in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Temple spires crumbled at Swayambhunath and Kathmandu’s unique Dharahara Tower collapsed like a deck of cards, turning into a virtual grave for dozens of sightseers inside. Initial reports put the death toll at 180 at that site alone.

When the first pictures of the disaster were flashed, many thought that the devastation was total. This was more or less the notion given by many news reports in both Nepali and international newspapers. However, over time after the quakes, it is now surely clear that many monuments defied the force of nature and emerged unscathed from the disaster. Tantamount to this, there were reports that Kathmandu Durbar Square was totally flattened and that half of buildings in Bhaktapur were turned to dust and debris, with 80% of temples destroyed, but then this all turned out to be absolute exaggeration, though the damages that did occur of some monuments were severe.

News of Disaster from all over the land

By the 26 April, the official death toll had exceeded 3000, with government sources predicting that the final toll could climb above 10,000. The United Nations reported that 8 million people would be directly affected by the earthquake, with 1.4 million in urgent need of food aid and shelter. Transport and infrastructure were severely affected and tent cities were setup across most affected areas, with governments from as far as Australia and the UK providing relief aid.

Although Kathmandu airport reopened shortly after the quake, most flights that arrived and departed were part of the relief effort, with the Indian, Australian and British air forces providing aircraft to deliver aid and to transport their citizens to the nearest safe destination for transfers home. Many roads were damaged or blocked by landslides across the affected area and large parts of central Nepal were without electricity or phone connections.

What many of the local people felt most was the dwindling supply of food and potable water. Even waterborne diseases were being reported around the Kathmandu Valley, with health experts issuing warnings about the risk of epidemics due to the consumption of contaminated food and drink. The problems were most evident in rural villages and in the

shanty towns occupied by poor families in and around Kathmandu, where houses were simply not built strongly enough to withstand the force of the quakes.

The Earthquakes hit us hard, but we will rise from the ashes…

Decades of predictions by seismologists about a ‘big quake’ due to hit Nepal has been proved, sadly and bitterly, with pinpoint accuracy.

It was one of those Saturdays, pretty dull with weak sunshine that seemed to appear over the Kathmandu valley in fits and starts. Most of the local denizens were relaxed at home busy with the normal chores that generally happen on the weekend; one day holiday in a week of seven days in a country that follows the hindu calendar that goes by the Bikram era. Folks were probably preparing delicious dishes that generally are enjoyed on the weekend at home with all the loved ones around. Some were washing clothes and some took this as a chance to wash away the week’s dirt with a sizzling shower. And there were those who thought – well, let’s go wild on the streets with an outing to visit temples and the valleys prime museums. And so be it, it was anyone’s and everyone’s day to simply relax and chill out. And this is when nature decided to turn into a beast of disaster. It was exactly at 11.56am on Saturday 25 April, when the earth in Kathmandu began to shake with an eerie sound that churned the guts of thousands of people in the ancient valley; a massive 7.9 magnitude tremor hit the Kathmandu Valley, centred on Gorkha district, just north of the main highway between Kathmandu and Pokhara. In the initial tremor, and in the aftershocks that followed, whole villages were flattened and avalanches and landslides lashed over climbers and trekkers. More than 1500 deaths were reported in Kathmandu alone and many of Nepal’s most known iconic landmarks were reduced to rubble in seconds…and this was only the beginning to what some said was close to doomsday, the likes of something that would be the first experience of their lives…never to be forgotten.