Climbing to Measure peak 6476 m.

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Measure Peak – Nepalese “six thousand”, available for climbing, not difficult for the technique of execution.
Located in the heart of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the Barun National Park, in the valley of the river Inhu-Khola. The Mer-Pik massif consists of three peaks: the North Measure (6746 m), the Central Measure (6461 m), the Southern Measure (6065 m). The somewhat isolated location of the Mer massif from the main Himalayan ridge makes it possible to observe from the slopes of the mountain immediately six “eight-thousanders” simultaneously, including the highest peak of the world – Everest (8848 m). The ascent to Peak is preceded by beautiful trekking, allowing you to get good acclimatization before the mountain.

You need to go because:
This is a great opportunity to see the Himalayas, including the famous “eight-thousand-meters”, from a height of 6000 m, which can be reached only by covering all of our fears and doubts;
get a wonderful experience of expedition-style ascents with trekking, porters, acclimatization casts and intermediate camps before storming the summit;
touch the relics of the great Himalayas, the traditions and culture of the Sherpas, the people who inhabit the highlands of Nepal;
flight to Lukla – one of the most unusual high-altitude airports in the world;
a rare opportunity to get acquainted with the famous Kathmandu – the capital of Nepal, a city of contrasts and bright colors;
You are waited by picturesque trekking through bamboo and rhododendron forests with turbulent rivers, crossings through deep valleys and high passes, from which unforgettable mountain views are opened.

Information

Date: 03-22 November 2019
Location: Nepal
Number of participations: max 10
Price: 1840 Euro

Itinerary

Thread route: Kathmandu – Lukla – Chhatang (3020 m) – Chhetra (4300 m) – Kote (3580 m) – Tagnak (4300 m) – Khare (4880 m) – Mera-La Pass (5300 m) – Camp 1 – Camp 2 – ascent of Mera-Peak – Khare (4880 m) – Kote (3580 m) – Chhetra (4300 m) – Lukla – Kathmandu

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

As a rule, flights arrive in the morning. A shuttle takes you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Here you will meet with the members of the group and determine the plans of the expedition. Then buy the necessary for the expedition – food, equipment, kitchen.
After lunch, a walk through the city is possible.

Day 2: Flight to Lukla (2800 m). Go to the village Chhatang (3020 m)

The flight to Lukla on a small plane takes 40-45 minutes. On the same day, a simple trekking (2.5-3 hours) is planned on the wooded slopes of the gorge to the village of Chhatang. From here, the active part of the program “Climbing the Measure-peak” will begin.
Tickets from Kathmandu are bought for early flights. If the weather is bad in the mountains or in Kathmandu, flights are usually delayed. Here, in Lukla, porters will wait for you, to whom you will sort the cargo for carrying. The village of Chhatang is quite high, so you need to be prepared for the first symptoms of altitude sickness.

Day 3: Trek from Chhatanga (3020 m) through Zatra-La Pass (4610 m). Descent to the village Chekhera (4300 m)

Duration of transition: 6-9 hours.
From the village of Chhatang to first climb through the thickets of rhododendron trees and go to a small village, consisting of several loggias. Further, the ascent to the pass passes along a well-marked path. The ascent to the first part of the pass, at an altitude of 4550 m, from the village of Chhatanag takes 4-6 hours to climb.
Further, the traverse of the slope and a slight rise will lead to the main part of the pass, at an altitude of 4610 m, from 4550 m – about an hour. The descent to the village Chekhera (4300 m) takes 1.5-2 hours.
Comment:

“In fact, this day is difficult. There is a big climb of almost 5,000 meters, and then descent to the village. But it gives the body a good push and attitude to the working mode in the future. Next, you must pass through the comfort zone to the foot of Mera-peak. I will not say that this day will be a struggle for life, but it will be necessary to be patient. “

Day 4: Chhetra Transit (4300 m) – Kote (3580 m)

Duration of transition: 6 hours.
From the village of Chektra there is a traverse along the slope, about 1-1.5 hours. Then, through the thickets of rhododendrons, a sharp descent into the valley of the river Inkho-Kola. Transitions from village to village will take place at comfortable heights. The village itself is located in a green area, where you can relax after a tiring transition.
Today, for the first time, you will see the array of Pick measure. You will also pass through the picturesque forests of the gorge, in which grows a lot of bamboo trees.

Day 5: Cote Pass (3580 m) – Tagnag (4300 m)

The transition takes about 4 hours.
Go to the village. Tagnagu (4350 m), with lunch in the village. Gondishung.
Continue up the gorge of the river Inkho-Kola. Here you can see that the gorge of the river is littered with huge cobblestones. In the recent past, a powerful mudflow has swept here, leaving behind heaps of stones. The slopes of Mera-pik rise at the right hand.

Day 6: Transition Tagnag (4300 m) – Khare (4880 m)

The transition takes 3-4 hours.
You will climb along a small river, to the village of Khare, which will serve you as a base camp for several days before climbing to Mera Peak. Accommodation at the comfortable Mera-Lodge Lodge. Acclimatization.
Comment: “It is already high and cold in the evenings.”

Day 7: Exit to the Mer-La Pass (5300 m), transfer of equipment

The ascent from Khare to the Mer-La Pass takes 4-5 hours.
From Khare along the marked path you will go with a climb to the foot of the glacier. Then on the glacier, on the cats you will rise to the camp on the pass Mera-La. Tents are usually set a little lower than the pass itself in the direction of the Barun gorge. Thus, the camp is protected from the wind. There is water here.
Comment: “It is planned to throw tents, as well as parts of the junk to this camp. Overnight in tents.”

Day 8: Transition from Camp-1 (5300 m) to Camp-2 (5800 m). Descent to Khare village

The rise takes 3-4 hours.
From the Mera-La pass along the not steep slope, you will have to drop in at Camp 2, located on a rocky ledge at an altitude of 5800 m. . It is from this camp that the peak of Mera-Peak is to be assaulted.
Having thrown the necessary equipment here and setting up tents, you will go down lightly to the village of Khare for recreation. The descent from the upper camp to the village of Khare takes 2.5 hours.

Day 9: Day of rest in Khara (4880 m)

This is a day of rest, eating and sleeping. Preparing for the upcoming climb.

Day 10: Khare (4880 m) – Camp-2 (5800 m)

The transition is 5-6 hours.
You will climb the assault camp-2 along the already familiar road, but this time you will pass Camp-1 on the Mera-La Pass and will go up to the tents that are set up here in advance.
Dinner, early hang up before the assault of the summit.

Day 11: Climbing on the peak measure (6476 m)

Early rise. It will be necessary to try to eat something, even through force. At 2-4 o’clock in the morning, there will be an ascent. It is very cold at night. After sunrise will be more comfortable.
The path passes through the glaciers of the Mera-peak, covered with cracks, so the movement is carried out in bundles. The path from Camp-2 to the summit in different groups takes different times – from 4 to 6 hours in one direction. On the way, you will see 5 “eight thousand meters”.
Descent from the summit, first to the second camp (2-3 hours). Gathering camp and descent down to the village Khare. From the camp to the village the descent takes about 4 hours.

Day 12: Reserve Day in case of bad weather

The tactic of ascent to Peak may change depending on the condition of the participants and the weather conditions on the route. Therefore, a spare day is provided.

Day 13: Khare (4880 m) – Kote (3580 m)

The transition takes 5-6 hours.
Collecting things in the village of Khare, descending along the already known path, bypassing the village of Tagnag and Gondishung. You will go down to the forest zone, to the village of Kota.
Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 14: Kote (3850 m) – Chehetra (4300 m)

The transition takes about 5-6 hours.
On this day, you will make the transition from the village of Kota to the village of Chehetra.

Day 15: Chektra (4,300 m) – Zatra-La Pass (4,610 m) – Lukla (2,800 m)

The transition takes about 5-8 hours.
On this day, you will pass from Chkhetra to Lukla through the Zatra-La pass.

Day 16: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Departure and arrival in Kathmandu is usually carried out early in the morning. Therefore, by the afternoon you can expect to be at the hotel.
After lunch, you can plan excursions to the sights of Kathmandu.
There are many places that you will be interested to see.

Day 17: Reserve Day in case of bad weather

This day is not planned by chance. After all, it is often impossible to fly out of Lukla on the scheduled day. In order not to be late for an international flight, this day may be necessary.
If we arrive in Kathmandu on time (the day before), then today will be devoted to excursions around the city. You can also plan a one-day rafting on the Trisuli River.
You can schedule 2 days so that you can leave Kathmandu the previous day, go rafting, then go to Chitwan National Park in general and spend time there. Chitwan National Park is known for the variety of animals that can be observed during walks on elephants or while rafting on a river in a canoe.

Day 18: Departure home

Transfer from the hotel to the airport. Departure from Kathmandu.

This is included

hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (3 nights), breakfast;
transfer from the international airport to the hotel upon arrival in Kathmandu;
transfer from the hotel to the airport for the flight to Lukla;
transfer from the airport to the hotel upon arrival of the group from Lukla;
all permits to climb the Peak;
permits and permits for visiting national parks, as well as a “junk deposit”;
food and gas for climbing;
porter (high-altitude porter), necessary for the transfer of public equipment and products for climbing – from Lukla to the village of Khare and back to Lukla;
The work of the Nepali guide during the ascent to Mera-peak, with a group of 5 participants.

During the acclimatization exits and on the ascent, the public payload is divided equally between the participants and carried by the participants themselves, in assault camps. If desired, you can hire high-altitude porters to carry cargo on the mountain. at extra charge.
Porter loads no more than 20 kg of cargo.

This is not included

international flight to Kathmandu and back;
Nepalese visa – we receive upon arrival in Nepal (40 USD);
meals in Kathmandu (per day 30 USD X 3 days = 90 USD);
the cost of domestic air travel Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu. The cost of the flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu is 360 USD
food and accommodation on the track, about 30 USD per day. On all days about 350-450 USD;
unforeseen expenses (overload in an airplane, for example) = 50 USD;
porters to transfer the participants’ cargo to the tracking part of the route – from Lukla to the village of Khare and back to Lukla (porter’s cost is 20-25 USD per day);
porters (high-altitude porters) – to carry cargo on the slopes of Mera-peak, during transitions from camp to camp during acclimatization exits and ascent;
tips for porters and Nepalese guides;
compulsory insurance, high-risk categories (should include evacuation by helicopter). It is desirable that the insurance was listed type of activity “mountaineering”;
transfer from hotel to international airport in Kathmandu for departure home. on the last day of the program (about 10 USD);
expenses not described in the program (additional nights in a hotel in Kathmandu, additional transfers, excursion tickets for visiting the sights of Kathmandu).

Porters for transferring the cargo of participants in the tracking part of the route are not included in the cost of the program. The cost of porter is 20-25 USD per day. Only 14 days. including the days when porters are waiting for a group in Khare village. Total required cost of one porter will be 280-350 USD. It makes sense, if desired, to take one porter for two participants.
One porter carries 20-22 kg.

Good to know

Necessary clothes and shoes
thermal underwear for sleep
fleece cap and fleece gloves (it is desirable to have two pairs – thinner and thicker)
trekking socks – 3 pairs
light cotton socks – 2 pairs
T-shirt x / b – 2-3 pieces, you can with long sleeves and short
loose and lightweight microfiber pants, trekking
GORE-TEX breathable fabric jacket – waterproof, windproof
GORE-TEX breathable fabric trousers – waterproof, windproof
Panama or a baseball cap from the sun, you can bandanna; downy sweater
trekking boots (boots, but not sneakers)
light sandals or slippers for relaxing (crocs are great)

Climbing clothes
thermal underwear set
warm sweater from Polartek or with synthetic filler
woolen socks – 2 pairs + spare; good expedition hooded down jacket
warm gloves – 2 pairs
balaclava or face mask; warm mittens

Special equipment
climbing boots double + cats fitted to size
leg warmers (protection from getting snow inside the boot)
mountaineering bottom harness (arbor)
self-insurance (cut lace 2 m, diameter 6-8 mm)
climbing carbines – 3 pcs.
Jumar, but better T-block
launching device (any)
climbing glasses (ski mask)
ice ax

Tourist equipment
sleeping bag (temperature “comfort” from “minus” 15 degrees)
towel (better microfiber, “sports” – dries quickly)
backpack volume of 60 liters
hard case sunglasses
thermos (0.7-1 liter)
headlamp with optional battery pack
telescopic trekking poles
personal first aid kit
sunscreen, protection from 40 units
hygienic lipstick
stock of wet sanitary napkins
small toys
the pencils
hairpins
pens for local kids
you can buy balloons to buy houses (small plastic animals are sold in toy stores)

Documents

To enter Nepal, you need a valid passport. Visa is placed upon arrival at the airport Kathmandu. To obtain a visa, you must have 2 color photos, 2×3 cm in size (there are no special requirements for a photo). Upon receipt of a visa, you must pay a fee of 40 USD.
No vaccinations are required to visit Nepal.

Transport

Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is carried out on a small plane (15-20 passengers). The cost of the flight is not included in the cost of the program. The cost of the flight is 360 USD from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.

Accommodation

in Kathmandu – 3 * hotel (in the tourist part of Tamel), accommodation in double rooms
on the trekking part of the route accommodation in small high-mountain hotels, called lodges (the lodge is a residential complex consisting of a heated guest cafe-area with a kitchen and small living rooms with accommodation for 2 people. Living rooms are not heated, you need to be ready for this)
on the slopes of Mera-peak accommodation in double tents

Nutrition

in Kathmandu lunches and dinners in the cafes and restaurants of the city for an additional fee
Breakfast at the hotel
on the trekking part of the route food in the lodges
during the ascent and acclimatization exits on the mountain slopes, meals are prepared independently in tents on gas burners (food purchased in advance in Kathmandu)

Staff

Throughout the program from Kathmandu to Kathmandu, the group is accompanied by a guide. With a group of 5 people on the active part of the route, the Nepalese mountain guide accompanies the group. For carrying cargo on the trekking part of the route, porters work with the group. The program includes porters at the rate of 1 porter for 2 people.
If you wish, you can hire for an additional fee:
individual porter
chefs who will cook on the slopes of Mera-pik for a group

Other

Weather

The best season for climbing and trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas is spring and autumn. The air temperature in Kathmandu is up to +40 degrees Celsius during the daytime. In March, early April, as well as at the end of October, November and December, the night temperature in the city can drop to + 5 + 10 degrees.
It’s cool in the mountains. At heights up to 4000 m in the afternoon to +20, at night – 0 + 5 degrees. In the early spring and late autumn at night frost. At altitudes of more than 5000 m and on the ascent you need to be prepared for extreme disadvantages, especially at night. On the night of ascent, the temperature in the upper camp can drop to -25-30 degrees.

Insurance and medicine

All participants planning to climb the Measure Peak must be insured. Insurance – high-risk category, with the possibility of evacuation by helicopter. The amount of coverage is not less than 40,000 USD. Climbing Mera-peak implies a long stay at a high altitude, therefore climbers should not have contraindications to such loads. In case of doubt, before the start of the expedition it is necessary to consult a doctor. It is necessary to have a minimum of medicines, such as analgesics, as well as water disinfectant tablets. Details about medical products and mountain sickness can be found in our articles that are devoted to this.

Country Details

The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is located in the East. The small state borders on the most populated countries of the world – India in the south and Tibet, large Chinese autonomy – in the north.
Every year Nepal is becoming increasingly popular among tourists coming every year from around the world. After all, it is here that the highest mountains of the world are located – the Himalayas. And it is here, in Nepal, that the “roof of the world” is located – the highest point on the globe is Mount Chomolungma or Everest, with a height of 8848 m.
Nepal is a very religious country in which 80% of the population profess Hinduism. The life and life of people here are closely intertwined with religion. This is the only country in the world in which Hinduism is the state religion.

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