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How to Obtain Mera Peak Climbing Permit?

  • Author: Naba Raj Amgai
  • Posted on: Mon Apr 25, 2022
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Mera Peak (6,461m/21,190ft) is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal. You need two different permits to ascend the peak- a climbing permit and Makalu Barun National Park Permit. You can easily obtain a climbing permit from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and a trekking permit from the Nepal Tourism Board office at Bhirkutimandap, Kathmandu. 

Depending on the seasons, the climbing permit cost varies from USD 70 to 250, and the National Park Permit costs USD 15 for SAARC nationals and USD 30 for other nationals. Trekkers can easily take trekking permits, but you can get a climbing permit with the help of a government-registered trekking agency only.

The summit offers one of the astounding views of the Himalayas, where one can see 5 of the six tallest mountains from the summit (Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga). Since it is a challenging trekking peak due to its elevation, technically, only basic mountaineering skills are required to cross the high-altitude glaciers and passes.

For those planning to climb Mera peak, here we have put some important information about the Mera Peak climbing permit below.

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Required Documents For Mera Peak Climbing Permit

Here are some essential documents you need to get for the Mera Peak Climbing Permit:

  • Two passport-sized photos each for the permits
  • A photocopy of your passport;
  • Application forms 
  • The permit cost should be paid in Nepali currency, so prepare yourself in advance
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended as this insurance funds helicopter rescues. 

You need to go through a process to obtain a climbing permit from NMA, so it is wise to reach out to a trekking agency in Nepal before starting your trip.;

Mera Peak Climbing Permit Cost

Mera Peak Climbing Permit Cost

You need to obtain two different permits to ascend the Mera Peak. But permits cost depend on the seasons that you opt for. So, here we have mentioned two essential permits with the cost below:

NMA Mera Peak Climbing Permit Cost

This is the actual permit you need to obtain from NMA to summit Mera Peak. Depending on the season you travel, the costs of the climbing permit vary. Spring and autumn are both the best seasons for Mera Peak climbing due to favorable weather conditions, and mountain views are also at their best. Hence the permit cost during these seasons is highest, whereas the price is relatively low during the off-season of summer and winter. NMA has categorized the Mera Peak permits cost per person as follows.

  • Spring Season (March to May)- USD 250 per person
  • Autumn Season (September to November)- USD 125 per person
  • Summer Season (June to August)- USD 70 per person
  • Winter Season (December to February)- USD 70 per person

Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit Cost

The Mera Peak trail extends from Sagarmatha National Park to Makalu National Park. So, the next required permit is Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit. Likewise, the Barun National Park Permit cost is approximately USD 15 (NRS. 1500) for SAARC nationals and USD 30 (NRS. 3000) for other nationals.

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Garbage Deposit Cost for Mera Peak Climbing

In addition, you also need to pay a Garbage Deposit cost of USD 500 to NMA. As per the NMA's provision, this garbage cost is fully refunded once you complete your trip. This encourages all climbers to collect and bring all the garbage back. Also, this will help to build the habit of disposal of trash during and after the trip. In general, the travel agencies collect this fee from their clients beforehand and refund it after completing the journey. However, Third Rock Adventures makes the payment on our clients' behalf to ease the process.

Also, all these climbing permits cannot be issued to individual climbers, so you need to collect them through Nepal's government-registered local trekking agency like Third Rock Adventures. You can contact us for further assistance.

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Best 3 Possible Mera Peak Climbing Itineraries

You can choose three different Mera Peak Climbing Itineraries as per your preference.

Mera Peak Climbing- 14 Days

Mera Peak Climbing- 14 Days

Mera Peak Climbing 14 days is the fastest way to summit the peak. Following an off-beaten path, passing through an isolated Hinku valley, you'll get to Mera High Camp (5,780 m). The climbing route is easy; no technical climbing skills are required. So, novice climbers with high-altitude trekking experience can attempt this peak. You'll pass through Zatrwa La Pass (4,600m), which separates the Khumbu and Hinku valleys during the trip. As this 14-day itinerary briefly takes you to the Mera Summit, this trip is mainly recommended for those looking for acclimatization before high mountain climb such as Everest Summit. 

Mera Peak Climbing- 18 days

Mera Peak Climbing- 18 days

It is high altitude and one of the most thrilling trekking peaks in the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal. Although it is challenging due to its elevation, it is a non-technical adventurous climbing expedition. So, this peak climbing is ideal for both novice and experienced climbers. Instead of following the famous EBC trail, you'll follow the Hinku Valley trail, which is less crowded and peaceful. There are enough acclimatization days in this Mera Peak climbing 18 days itinerary as the trail goes through Paiya, Panggom, and Ramailo Danda.;

Mera Peak Climbing and Amphu Lapcha Pass- 21 days

Mera Peak Climbing- 18 days

Mera Peak Climbing and Amphu Lapcha Pass 21-days itinerary combines trekking and climbing adventure, leading to Mera Peak, one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal. Starting from Lukla, passing through isolated Hinku and Hongu Valley, you will make it to the summit of Mera Peak and cross the challenging Amphu Lapcha Pass (5,845m/19,177ft). En route, you will come across several snow-covered glaciers and ice lakes. Since the pass is fully covered with ice, technical climbing skills are required. However, with more than two decades of experience, our Sherpa guide will lead you to the summit and pass. 

Handy Tips Regarding Mera Peak Climbing Permits

  • All Mera Peak Climbing Permit fees are non-refundable and transferable. They can only be used for one time by the designated person to enter the areas mentioned on the permit.
  • You need to carry your Mera Peak Climbing Permit very carefully throughout the trek, as the concerned person will check your permits during your climb in the required place. If you fail to show the permits, you may not be able to continue your journey. So, keep your permits safely with yourself throughout your trek journey.
  • The National Park and Conservation Area is protected under the National Park and Wildlife Conservation Act 2029 B.S. So, you need to abide by some rules and regulations of the act. If you break these rules and regulations, you'll be fined or legally charged. So please behave accordingly.

Conclusion

Mera Peak is one of the ideal options for those looking to summit one of the highest trekking peaks of Nepal. Mera Peak doesn't require high technical mountaineering skills, but the altitude makes it an adventurous and challenging climb. Further, you need to collect some needed permits before heading towards the climbing journey. You need to take two permits, one is a trekking permit, and another is a climbing permit. Trekkers can easily take trekking permits, but you get a climbing permit with the help of a government-registered trekking agency only. So, for further assistance, you can reach out to us. We will help you get the permit easily and quickly. 



  • Author: Naba Raj Amgai
  • Posted on: Monday Apr 25, 2022

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Carlos Sutton | Wed May 11, 2022
Great blog on Mera Peak Climbing, looking for packing list for Mera Peak CLimbing
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Can we do it on our own?
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I checked the permit and found it for the coming season. Wow, the infos are great as well.
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Naba Raj Amgai, stepped into the world of travel and tourism in 1996. He is Founder and Managing Director of Third Rock Adventures.

Beginning his journey in the tourism industry as a humble Porter Guide to founding hospitality establishments and an adventure travel company, he has come a long way.

In a career spanning more than two decades, he has achieved more than anybody dreams of achieving. Along with his professional achievements, his selfless contribution towards his community and society has won him a lot of accolades and praises.

Having dedicated more than two decades in the tourism and hospitality sector, he has amassed a wealth of experience.

After passing high school, he began helping out some trekking guides and was soon recruited as a porter guide at a reputed trekking agency. Within a short time, he was individually guiding clients across the well-known trails of the Himalayas.

He went on to lead tour groups on multi-country tours to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. Being a part of mountain climbing expeditions familiarised him with expedition logistics and operations. Later on, he went to become the Executive Director and took over the reins of Operations, Sales and Marketing departments. Spending several years in the tourism field has made Naba Raj Amgai a destination expert.

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