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Mera Peak Climbing-17 days

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2016-09-12

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The trip exceeded all of my expectations and was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in my life to date.

My name is Andrew, I’m from Australia and recently I embarked upon a trip of a lifetime. In May 2013 I visited Nepal and climbed Mera Peak the h...

Trip Introduction
Mera Peak 6476m is the highest permitted trekking peak to climb in Nepal. Mera peak climbing trip unleashes an opportunity to all the experienced trekkers and amateur climbers who dream & dare to achieve the sensation of standing on the summit of Himalayan peak. Situated south of Everest dominating the watershed of the thickly wooded and remote Hinku valley, Mera Peak doesn't demand past climbing experience, as this is a non- technical trekking peak climbing in Nepal. During Mera Peak Climbing Adventure, we stay on the full supported tented camps, away from the teahouse crowd where our cook and kitchen staffs prepare all fresh and hygienic food. 

Even though the Mera Peak climbing expedition is technically straightforward, there are some crevasses to manoeuvre around, and the route can be long and demanding after a fresh snowfall.  


Highlights of Mera Peak Climbing

  • Rock Climbing course in Kathmandu prior to the climbing adventure, so that climbers can acquire necessary climbing skills and confidence to summit Mera Peak.
  • The flight to Lukla and the walking fun through the beautiful Himalayan landscapes blended so well with the lush vegetation of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • The cultural delights of Khumbu Valley, where trekkers can experience the authentic Sherpa culture and their wonderful hospitality.
  • The floral and faunal biodiversity of Sagarmatha National Park, which is the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The wilderness in the isolation of Hinku Valley, which is dramatically peaceful compared to other places in Khumbu crowded with scores of trekkers and climbers.
  • The climb from Mera La (5415m) on the northern face to the Summit, which is gradual with an outstanding mountain panorama of the Eastern Nepal Himalayas always in sight.
  • The view from the summit of Mera Peak offers exceptional viewsof Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,029ft), Cho-Oyu (8,201m/26,906ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft), Makalu (8,463m/27,766ft), Kangchenjunga (8,586m/28,169ft), Nuptse (7,855m/25,770ft), Chamlang (7,319m/24,013ft). 

Customize Your Own Mera Peak Climbing !

This climbing itinerary provided here is a standard itinerary prepared to this trip but if you want to customize your own itinerary for this climbing adventure at your timeline and interest, do write us, and we will be very pleased to customize this climbing trip to your interest and requirement.


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft) 
Day 02: Rock Climbing Course in Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft) & trek to Chutanga (3,450m/11,320ft)
Day 04: Trek to Tuli Kharka (4,250m/13,944ft) via Zatrwa La
Day 05: Trek to Gothey (3600m/11,812ft)
Day 06: Trek to Thagnag (4,350m/14,272ft)
Day 07: Acclimatization day at Thagnag
Day 08: Trek to Khare (5,025m/16,486ft)
Day 09: Ice climbing practice near Khare
Day 10: Trek to Mera base camp (5,350m/17,552ft)
Day 11: Climb to Mera high camp (5,750m/18,865ft)
Day 12: Summit day( 6476m/21,241ft) and descend to Khare
Day 13: Khare- Gothey
Day 14: Gothey- Tuli Kharka
Day 15: Tuli Kharka- Lukla
Day 16: Lukla- Kathmandu
Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.

Additional Information

Regarding this trip, we have attempted to provide enough information as we can via our website. Nevertheless, if you need any discussion regarding your time availability and others query please feels free to contact directly at +9779851040806. Alternatively, please contact us via our email- sales@advadventures.com

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu
Altitude: 1400m Dinner & Bed
On arrival to Kathmandu; we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the traveler’s recommended Hotel Blue horizon or similar standard hotel. Later we meet and take you to our head office, brief you on the upcoming Everest Base camp Trek with us and introduce your trekking guide to Everest Base Camp. Evening, we host welcome dinner at one of the finest local restaurant in Kathmandu with music and ethnic dance. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 02: Rock Climbing Course in Kathmandu
Altitude: 1400m B/B
You will be taken to 3 Km drive to the place called Balaju, a natural rock climbing spot for your climbing course before departure to Lukla. A day course will provide excellent opportunities to learn how to use rope, harness, Ice axe, crampons although keeps you physical fitness. Alternatively you can take a world heritage sightseeing for 3 places as desired inside Kathmandu valley. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 35 mins flight & trek to Chutanga 3-4 hrs trek 
Altitude: At Lukla 2,800m & Chutanga 3,450m B/L/D  
We drive to airport early in the morning to take our flight to Lukla. The scenic 35 minutes flight to Lukla caters the panorama of the peaks of Langtang, Rolwaling and Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. Landing at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla is a thrilling adventure. Instantly, after making the final arrangement for the Mera Peak Climbing , we kick off.

A good trail leads through pasture to the edge of a diminishing forest of rhododendron and pine which clothes the steep hillsides above Lukla. We make steady progress on a good trail, crossing ridges and streams up to ‘kharka’ used for grazing yaks where we’ll stop for overnight tented camp.

Day 04: Trek to Tuli Kharka via Zatrwa La Pass 5-6 hrs trek 
Altitude: 4,250m B/L/D 
Today we cross Zatrwa la pass (4,600m/15,093ft). From Chutanga we continue a long day walk for around 6-7 hours crossing the Kalo Himal Ridge that separates the Khumbu from the Hinku valley. Traversing across the ridge,  that lead across this ridge is the Zatrwa La Pass to the right we finally descend steeply to Tuli Kharka (big pasture) where there are several basic lodges. We make camp beside the lodges. Rest and relax at the camp after a long walk. 

Day 05:Trek to Gothey 5-6 hrs trek 
Altitude: 3600m B/L/D 
Today, after a breakfast we continue our journey descending to Hinku valley of Gothey. This is a good place to camp and there are several teahouses around and you can visit and go and watch the local lifestyle in the remaining time and we’ll camp near by the teashops and overnight. 

Day 06:Trek to Thagnag 5-6 hrs trek 
Altitude: 4,350m B/L/D 
The following day is another short day as you trek in the shadow of Mera Himal along the ridge of the Hinku Khola. The west bank of the Hinku Drangka northwards, we will take lunch at Gondishung, a summer herders’ settlement. Beyond Gondishung we pass a 200 year-old Gompa built beneath a massive boulder. At the Gompa we burn some juniper at the shrine, an offering that just might ensure a successful ascent of Mera Peak. Thagnag is a summer grazing area with the simplest of lodges and shops starting to develop and we overnight in Thagnag. 

Day 07:Acclimatization day at Thagnag
B/L/D 
An acclimatization day is essential here. It is in a superb setting surrounded by stunning peaks. There is a huge moraine in the north of Tangnag where a beautiful glacial lake, Sabal Tsho is dammed- definitely worth a visit. A cairn (5,270m/17,290ft) on the flanks of Kusum Kangguru can also be rewarding and beneficial for acclimatization. Our climbing Sherpa will provide you training course. 

Day 08: Trek to Khare 3-4 hrs trek 
Altitude: 5,025m B/L/D  
Today we are heading up from Tagnag towards the Mera Base Camp at Khare. We follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines and to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to your camping spot at Khare after 3-4 hrs walk.

Day 09: Ice climbing practice
B/L/D
This morning after the breakfast, we prepare our gear for ice climbing (This may depend on season and availabilities of ice. if ice is not available then we just hike around or rest). Just above  Khare we walk couple of hours to the point, from where there are good views of the Mera La and the route up the mountain. This will also be a time for practicing few hours of  ice climbing and our leader will teach you  about the climbing. After few hours practicing at glacier, stroll back to camp and make the final preparation to summit Mera Peak.

Day 10: Trek to Mera Base Camp 3-4 hrs trek 
Altitude: 5,350m B/L/D  
A very short trek allowing  as much as acclimatization time  as you make your way to Mera Base Camp. We first climb to the crest of the moraine above Khare and then up a steep slope of scree or snow to reach a boulder strewn bowl below the lower tongue of the Mera Glacier. Reaching the pass Mera La (5,415m/17,766ft) allows us to see spectacular views; we then descend 100m (328ft) towards the Hongu side and set up base camp in the moraine below the ice and we overnight in Mera Base Camp. 

Day 11: Climb to Mera high camp 4 hrs trek 
Altitude: 5,750m B/L/D 
Making your way to Mera High Camp can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. You make your way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. You set up a high camp and from here the views are outstanding.  The views of Everest, Makalu and Cho Oyu  piercing the skyline is breathtaking. This evening we overnight in Mera High Camp. 

Day 12: Summit day and descend to Khare 3-4 hrs trek 
Altitude: 6476m B/L/D 
This is a big day, we wake up at 2.30 am around and after a breakfast, the group will put on crampons and rope up before setting out for the summit. From the high camp a well acclimatized party will take 3 - 4 hours to the central summit of Mera peak. If time and conditions permit we may opt to make the traverse to the slightly higher north summit. This excursion adds 2 -3 hours to the day, which is  more technical in nature than the rest of the climb and the decision is  to whether as we attempt this will be taken by the trip leader. From the summit can be seen the magnificent views of Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,029ft), Cho-Oyu (8,201m/26,906ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft), Makalu (8,463m/27,766ft), Kangchenjunga (8,586m/28,169ft), Nuptse (7,855m/25,770ft), Lubuche (6,145m/20,160ft), Chamlang (7,319m/24,013ft) are spectacular from the summit. You then retrace your steps to Khare after the climb with a rest and some hot soup at high camp on the way down. A long but inspirational day!   

Day 13: Trek to Gothey 4-5 hrs trek 
Altitude: 3600m B/L/D 
After a great success of the expedition to Mt. Mera we descend to Hinku valley and then to Gothey along the retracing trail for our overnight stop at camp. Enjoy the evening with local wines or whatever you want to relax at the camp and overnight. 

Day 14: Trek to Tuli Kharka 5-6 trek
Altitude: 4250m B/L/D
Today, we again climb up through the lush forest on the west side of the Hinku Valley to Tuli Kharka below the Zatwra La where we’ll stay overnight at camp. 

Day 15: Trek to Lukla 5-6 hrs trek 
Altitude: 2865m B/L/D 
Today, we have a last day of the trek and we start to climb few hundred meters to the Zatrwa La top will be our last climb of the trip. After the top we descend up to Lukla village where we concludes the trekking part and this evening enjoy with crews at the last dinner at the mountain and overnight at teahouse. 

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu
Altitude: 1400m B/L/D  
Our flights is in the morning for Kathmandu from Lukla. After breakfast at Lukla hotel, you will check in to the airport and take your flight back to Kathmandu.  Transfer to your hotel. You will have free time to relax, freshen up and rest. In the evening, we will meet you again, take you feedback of Everest Base Camp Trek and host a farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu. O/N at Kathmandu

Day 17: Depart Kathmandu
Altitude: 1400m Breakfast
Today you will depart Kathmandu. Breakfast at Kathmandu hotel, then you are free for shopping at the Kathmandu. When the time to depart back comes, we will transfer you to the airport. Have a safe flight and visit Nepal time and again. 

Price: US $2290 per person

What is Included?

  • All ground transportation in Kathmandu by private vehicle (Including airport pick and drop) 
  • 03 Nights twin sharing deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu at Hotel Apsara Boutique on BB plan
  • Welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant- Traditional Dance & Music & Farewell Dinner at one of the finest restaurant in main down town
  • Rock climbing course in Kathmandu Or sightseeing tour in Kathmandu ( As per choice)
  • Mera Peak Climbing Permit/s, Makalu Barun National Park Fees, Khumbu Village Ruralcipality Permit & TIMs Card (From TAAN)
  • Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport tax and transfer
  • Mera Peak Climbing on full board of meals plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, tea or coffes in a cups only, seasonal fruits)
  • Mera Peak Climbing- Trekking accommodation- Till Khare at comfortable & clean Mt. Lodge & Guest Houses (Nights staying in Phakding, Namche, Monjo & Lukla will be in attahced bathroom)- Rooms on twin share
  • Climbing accommodation in Tented Camp (Two Men Tent)- Mera Base camp & High Camp
  • One Advanced Adventures Climb/Trekking Leader (Experienced, Fluent English Speaking, Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained), required assistance Leader/s as per the group size, their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • One trek sherpa porter for every two trekkers for carrying their trek luggages (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter), all the payment, trek equipment and insurance
  • AA Trek Duffle Bag, Trek T- shirt, Trekking Map, Adventure Certificate
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags while on trekking (To be returned after trek use)- rated to -15 Degree Celsius
  • Group medicine Kit Box (Diamox & other first Aid Medicine)
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
  • Final departure tranfer from Kathmandu

What is Excluded?

  • Nepal Visa Fee( US$- 25 for 15 days and US$- 40 for 30 days)
  • International flight in/out Nepal 
  • Your meals at Kathmandu (Except provided welcome/Farewell dinner and breakfast)
  • Cost of beverages (Such as mineral water, beer etc), Battery recharge, Phone Calls, WIFI use, extra porter etc. while on trek
  • Travel Insurance (Must includes Medical expenses, Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation)
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Tips to climbing & Trekking Guide/s, Assistance Guide/s and Sherpa Porters
  • Any extending trips
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.

Please Check Available Dates for The Year of:
Start Date Availability Price
24 February, 2018 Available US $2290 Book Now
27 February, 2018 Available US $2290 Book Now

Important Trip Notes & Activities
Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for this adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.

Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip.

Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa.

Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.

• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453,

Download visa form-: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np

Group Size:
In this Mera Peak Climbing trip, the minimum group size would be 2 and maximum group size is 8. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online or ask us with your personal dates, we will open group date on the same date.

Our Guides, trip and safety
Because this hikes/Climbing to Mera Peak takes you on the remote high Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced and qualified & equipped leader for the safe and successful trip. We Advanced Adventure employee the local trek guide and stuff who are trained and qualified on the trip we worked on. Our guides are trained and licensed from Nepal Gov, certify from TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association. All of our leading Trekking and Climbing Guide are experience from last 8 to 10 years. We have train them specially for your trip, to cater the flexible needs of our peoples in the group joining from different countries, this double assure you that your trip is at the right and professional hands.

At every trip, there would be our one Trek leader/ Climbing Leader and one assistance leader on each additional 2 peoples on the trek/Climbing- this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides get sick or if any travelers gets sick and need to be back or delay the days of walking, it would still works smoothly and there would not be any impact on our original trek plan. Also each two trekker would have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.

Meals and Accommodations
While in Kathmandu and any other cities, your accommodation is at tourist standard hotels ( Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower) similar of 2 to 3 star standard hotel. and while in trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and local tea houses, they are clean and comfortable.

While Mera Peak Climbing Excursion, below the group of 2, there would be tea House/ Mt. Lodge accommodation during trekking up to Khare then onward climbing is with tented camp. Above 3 or more than 3 peoples in a group, your entire accommodation is on tented camp throughout the trip

Our entire accommodation/ tented camp is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 250.

In city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary but while in trek full board of meals is included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea- Coffee). We provide you food from the local tea- house/ Mt. Lodge from en route. Breakfast and dinner is to be provided from the same tea- house/ guest house we would overnight but lunch would be en route in between.

Foods provided are depends on the availability of the Mt. lodges we would be staying but in general, you can have Nepalese foods (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), potatoes, pastas and even a version of pizza! So, over all you have a different choice of food on trek.

While in Climbing Excursion, you would be provided a freshly cooked hygienic food from our cook who would be accompany your climbing days. During climbing, we do also provide you boiled drinking water-3 lts each person/ per day.

(Upgrade hotel to 4 stars or 5 stars is possible in Kathmandu, please write us if you interested)

Climbing Seasons
We do have two best seasons to attempt this trek/climbing to Mera Peak. As this trip is a big trip to you, we always suggest you to come at the right time of the year as far as possible.

Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time to attempt this Mera Peak Climbing. Excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. Good Temperature, warmest weather of the year.

Autumn:- (Mid September, October and November) - Excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility. Best Recommended time to attempt this Mera Peak Climbing

Winter Months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this. Summit to the Top is Pretty Cold.

Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August). We do not suggest you this time for the climbing at this time.

Vaccination
Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country you will be travelling.

Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for travel Nepal.

Caring Porter
Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are undertaking with us. As you know that we are very sincere with the porter issues and their situation while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters.

The maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag so not load more than 12 KG.

Communication facilities on this Trek/Climb
These days, there are enough communication facilities on this trek/ climbing en route, several local villages has local telephone booth phone thus if required, you can easily communicate with your friends and family however the cost is slightly expensive, 2 to 3 dlr per minute.

Nowadays, during the clear days, reception of Nepalese cell phones is on throughout the trail, your guide will have Cell phone on the trip.

At Lukla, there are internet facilities so if required you can use email and internet at this place to be in touch with your friends, family, business.

To Book
Once you would choose which trip you would like to book with us, write us with the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation. We have online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us.

Once your trip booking request would be received, we would suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. Non-refundable deposit of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure.

Please don't hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking Process.
 

Bal Bahadur Tamang

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Bal Bahadur Tamang was born in Solukhumbu. After completing his eighth grade, he left his village and went to Jiri to work as a porter. His first experience as a porter was to carry a big sack of rice from Jiri to Lukla. He has carried as heavy as 110 kg of load on his back as a porter.

After working as a porter for some years, he met a trek company owner in Lukla and started working for them as a porter. He was later afforded the opportunity to work as a guide. He took the opportunity with both hands. As a guide, his first assignment was to lead two Canadian trekkers and an Australian trekker to the Everest Base Camp.

At present, he lives with his family in Kathmandu. He has a 12 years old son and a 7 years old daughter. He is very fond of the mountains. So much so that as soon as a trek concludes, he cannot wait for the other to begin so that he can be around the mountains again.

 his first assignment was a group of two trekkers from Canada and Australia whom he took to EBC…that being his first trip, it required him to ask a lot of questions to other fellow guides…he learnt a lot.

his family is now in Kathmandu….he has two kinds..a 12 yo son and a 7 yo daughter…and his wife…..when he is not on trek , all he does is wait for the next group to arrive so that he can go to the mountains.

He believes that it is important to give tourists a unique taste of places they visit- be it local animals or flora and fauna, celebrations or culinary experiences. He tries his best to always give the tourists a close view of the life in the Himalayas beyond just the majestic mountains.

Pem Chottar Sherpa

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Climbing Guide - Pem Chhotar Sherpa

Personal Details

Full Name: Pem Chhotar Sherpa (CERTIFIED)

Birth: Sotang, Solukhumbu 1979

Career: Climbing/Expedition Guide

Expertise: Climbing, Sightseeing and Culture

Interests: Languages and Rock Climbing

Pem Chottar Sherpa is one of the most experienced climbing/expedition guides in Nepal. Active since the year 2000, Pem has led successful trips to numerous peaks in and outside Nepal.

With 15 years of experience in leading and guiding solo and group climbing trips, he has grown immune to fatigue, disinterest or displeasure from Himalaya. When he is climbing, he is the busiest man in the team; however, his successes came with much difficulties and ordeals.

He started as a junior porter in an expedition led by his uncle. After working 2 years as a porter, he joined chefs’ team for the next 3 years and gradually made his way to assistant climbing guide.

A devoted family guy, he started his job as a guide from Lakpa Ri of Tibet, where he spent almost 4 years. When he returned to Nepal, he was overwhelmed with offers he received to guide teams to mighty mountains like, Mount Everest and numerous other Eight-Thousanderpeaks.

Today, he leads amateur as well as expert climbers to many popular small peaks around Nepal. He’s your climbing leader who will make sure you go summit and back in a good health.

Credentials:

Successful Ascents

S.No

Year

Team

Mountain

Report

1

2000

BRITISH

MERA PEAK

Summit

2

2000

BRITISH

POKALDE

Summit

3

2000

JAPANESE

THARPUCHULI

Summit

4

2001

BRITISH

LABUGE

Summit

5

2001

JAPANESE

KHODE

Summit

6

2002

BRITISH

ISLAND PEAK

Summit

7

2002

SINGAPORE

MARADI HIMAL

Summit

8

2003

BRITISH

LUBUGE

Summit

9

2003

KOREAN

CHOLATE

Summit

10

2004

JAPANESE

MANASALU

Summit

11

2004

BRITISH

RAMDUNG

Summit

12

2005

BRITISH

CHULI WEST

Summit

13

2006

BRITISH

KANCHANJANGHA

8,045 M

14

2007

BRITISH

MERA PEAK

6,654 M

15

2008

KOREAN

EVEREST

Summit

16

2008

INDIAN

EVEREST

8,755 M

17

2008

INDIAN

DHAULAGIRI

7,565 M

18

2009

BRITISH

CHOYO

Summit

19

2010

USA

EVEREST

Summit

20

2011

GERMANY

MERA PEAK

Summit

21

2011

ITALY

ISLAND PEAK

Summit

 

Rating :

2016-09-12

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The trip exceeded all of my expectations and was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in my life to date.

My name is Andrew, I’m from Australia and recently I embarked upon a trip of a lifetime. In May 2013 I visited Nepal and climbed Mera Peak the highest trekking peak in the Himalayas at 6461 meters above sea level. I booked my trip through Advanced Adventures, a Nepalese based company. The trip exceeded all of my expectations and was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in my life to date. 

Advanced Adventures are amazing, they ensured that every aspect of the trip ran smoothly and went out of their way to help us wherever they could. Even before arriving in Nepal they would send regular updates via email and answered all of my questions and concerns regarding the trip. Their responses were timely and very informative. I was even more impressed by Advanced Adventures upon our arrival in Nepal.

Every aspect of our trip was catered for as soon as we were picked up outside the airport. After arriving at our Hotel in Kathmandu on the first day, Chet our trip organizer took the time to answer any questions we had and fully briefed us on every aspect of our trek. During our short stay in Kathmandu we were able to experience much of the local food and culture with the help of our own personal driver and tour guide. We were introduced to our climbing guide Pemba on the second day and I immediately felt at ease and confident that we were in good hands. Pemba had climbed Mt Everest 3 times and had guided over 40 trips up Mera Peak already. After arriving in Lukla on the third day I was amazed at how organized and efficient Pemba was. Our Porters and another Sherpa were already waiting for us at the airport and were ready to help us carry our equipment. After a hearty breakfast we were ready to embark upon the adventure of a lifetime. The trek to Mera Peak was gruelling but the scenery was breathtaking. Along the way we had the opportunity to experience Nepalese culture and hospitality at the local tea houses we stayed at. The accommodation and food were amazing and our guides and porters always ensured that we were looked after well. Of course the memory that stands out the most for me is our final ascent of Mera Peak. Although Mera Peak is not technically a hard mountain to climb it still requires great fitness and endurance to reach the summit. I was pushed to my limits but was determined to reach the summit. Once again our guides were there to help and encourage us and to ensure that we made it safely, navigating the many crevasses that lay ahead of us. The feeling of finally reaching the summit is indescribable. Mt Everest and several other 8000 meter peaks appeared in the distance before us. It was hard to believe that we were standing amongst the highest mountains in the World. It was such a rewarding feeling and it imparted me with a great sense of accomplishment, I was buzzing with excitement for days after the descent. Even on my return to Australia I was still overcome with a euphoric sensation of great fulfillment.

If you’re even contemplating travelling to Nepal to go trekking don’t hesitate for another minute! I highly recommend that you book your holiday through Advanced Adventures. They are professional, motivated and will go out of their way to cater for your every need. They are also very flexible and can tailor any trekking holiday to suit your needs.

I ‘m already in the process of planning another trip to Nepal next year and I will definitely be booking my trip through Advanced Adventures again. I would not consider booking with any other company. So go ahead what are you waiting for book your trip with Advanced Adventures today you will not regret it!

Mr. Andrew Meadows  | Churchill QLD 4305 |Australia
andrew.meadows7@bigpond.com

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2015-07-09

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My trip to the Himalaya was fantastic. Thanks AA for making it Happen! 

My trip to the Himalaya was fantastic. Thanks AA for making it Happen! 

I am a rather independent traveler. I chose Advanced Adventures (AA) for my trip to Himalaya (Jiri to Gokyo + Kala Patthar + Island Peak) because I wanted to walk from Jiri to Kala Patthar via Gokyo valley on my own and AA were offering a five day climbing trek to Island Peak that started and finished in Chukkung, while essentially all other traveling companies offer just a package that includes all the trek from Kathmandu to the summit and back.

However, I also asked Ms. Sadhana (travel consultant at A.A) to provide me with necessary permits. The way I was treated by the company was unbelievable and I can’t imagine how this could be made better. They waited me at the airport, even when my flight from Istanbul had a considerable delay, I was taken to the AA headquarters to get all necessary permit and discuss details of my itinerary, including the private part. Then they moved me to a pleasant yet inexpensive hotel in a calm place, but few steps from Thamel. They bought me a bus ticket to Jiri, took me to the bus station early morning the next day – if you know Kathmandu, you know that all this is a complicated task even for an experienced traveler.

But what was the best of all services was Pema Chosang Sherpa – my guide from Chukkung to the summit of the Island Peak. A very pleasant and kind man, but after climbing among others 3 times Mt. Everest and about 200 times Island Peak, he was the most experienced high mountain guide I could imagine.

Unfortunately, after spending 3 days in Gorak Shep (5200 m) and climbing twice Kala Patthar, I developed high altitude pulmonary edema in the Island Peak base camp (also 5200 m – how HAPE is unpredictable) and this was when I appreciated the services of Pema Chosang and AA most – Pema guided me to Chukkung and the agency arranged for a helicopter transport to a Kathmandu hospital the next morning – all in a highly professional way.

Thank you once more, Pema Chosang and Advanced Adventures. My final recommendation: if you plan to visit Khumbu and Mt. Everest area, ask Advanced Adventures to organize your trek – and if you think of climbing Island Peak or a similar peak, ask them for Pema Chosang as a guide.

Ludek Kucera
ludekkucera@email.cz

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2014-09-16

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Don’t be put off by the fact that Advanced Adventures is a Nepal based company. They conduct business very professionally

G’day my name is Mitchell, I’m an Aussie (Australian), and have just got back from Nepal. During May 2013 I joined an Advanced Adventures guided climb of Mera Peak. This experience would have to be one of the best trips I have ever taken part in. If you are considering climbing Mera or even just visiting Nepal I would say stop thinking and book your airline tickets. There might be a little bit of pain involved in the climb but the views are breathtaking and the cultural experience is fantastic.

The team at Advanced Adventures was very accommodating right from when we were picked up from the airport, nothing was too hard. In fact one of the common phrases that came out of our English speaking guide’s mouth was “No Problem”, and he wasn’t just saying that, he understood what we wanted and it really was no problem. Our guide had vast experience in the Himalayan Mountains and had been above 8000m several times, he had also been to Mera a few weeks before (Advanced Adventures use the same guide on the same peak the entire season) so he knew the conditions which helped the trip run smoothly, especially on summit day, navigating the ever changing crevasses.

Don’t be put off by the fact that Advanced Adventures is a Nepal based company. They conduct business very professionally, they speak English quite well and are willing to tailor a trip to suit your needs, you just have to ask. In fact one night several weeks before the trip I emailed my Advanced Adventures contact with some questions and got a response within the hour, this was the case with all of my emails.

I am already planning my next trip to Nepal and when I am in the mountains again I will be using the team at Advanced Adventures.

Mitchell Murray | Australia
m-murray@live.com.au
CARINDALE QLD

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