Mera Peak Climbing

Trip Highlights

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:18 Days
  • Trip Grade:Moderate To Challenging
  • Best Time:Spring/ Autumn
  • Max Elevation:6,654 m
  • Accommodation:Hotels in Kathmandu/ Teahouse/camp in a trek
  • Transportation:Fly in / Fly out

Tour Overview

Mera Peak (6654m) is the highest ‘trekking peaks’ in Nepal. Situated in the Everest region to the east of the main Khumbu trekking trails, the peak is popular. The ascent of the peak is technically straightforward; however, the heavy snow and the web of crevasses can make the way longer to climb the summit. Thus, Mera Peak Climbing is one of the most popular peak climbings in Nepal.

In addition, the charm of Mera Peak offers breathtaking views of 4 world’s highest mountains peak. Mera Peak Climbing trek starts from Lukla; which is very satisfying to experience the untouched region of Hinku valley.

There are several approaches to the Mera Base Camp which includes North, West, and South climbing routes. Among them, we follow North routes that involve walking on high altitude glaciers. The routes crossing Amphu Laptsa (5,780m) and the Mingbo La (5,871m) offer the genuine adventure with spectacular scenery through remote glaciated valleys and passes.

Set up Base Camp near Mera La (5,300m) on the Hongu side in the moraine below the ice. Next, a high camp is set at Mera Glacier(5,800m ). The high camp provides the most glorious viewpoints in Nepal offering sweeping views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Amadablam, Cho Oyu and Lhotse.

The journey to Mera peak climbing starts with a scenic flight to Lukla. From Lukla, we walk through different villages where you’d stay for the acclimatization. So, you can reach Mera Base Camp and High camp safely. From there, you can climb Mera Peak Summit and trek back to Mera Base Camp. It will take probably 14 (fourteen) days for adventurous trekking activities in the Mera Peak region. Hiking, through busy trails to Everest Base Camp Trek,  Besides Mera peak climbing, you can also have Island Peak Climbing.  

Detail Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our agency representative will meet you and escort you to the hotel at Thamel. There you rest for a while and later we will have a small meeting on Mera Peak Climbing Trek. After that, you can return to your hotel or can have sightseeing around Thamel.

Climbing and Trekking to Mera Peak requires permits. So we shall handle this permits preparation for you. In the meantime, you can have a 3-4 hour sightseeing tour around the World heritage site of Kathmandu. You can choose 4-5 places depending on your taste.

This Kathmandu City Tour offers an exciting journey to ancient, historical and religious World Heritage Sites. That includes Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu or Patan Durbar Square. later, you can go shopping to buy the necessary peak climbing equipment.

Duration: 45 minutes flight trip/ 4-5 hours trek

We leave Kathmandu early morning and take 30 minutes scenic flight to Lukla Airport; one of the world’s dangerous flight trips. Our trek starts from Lukla heading east crossing numerous small residence, the dense forest below Kalo Himal Ridge.

Trails to Chhutang is quite confusing as there are lots of supporting trails to obscure you. Along the path, you can find water streams, glacier lakes, farmlands, etc. Overnight at Chutang lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Duration: 5-6 hours

Today we head towards Thuli Kharka after having breakfast with a steep downhill walk to Zatrawa La Pass (4,600m). From this Pass peak, you can observe remarkable views of snow-capped mountain peaks such as Numbur Himal, Karyolang Peak and many more.

Overnight at Thuli Kharka.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Duration: 6-7 hours

Leaving Thuli Kharka, we walk across the alluring dense forest of oaks, pines, and rhododendrons. Walking slight downhill and uphill along the Hinku river embracing the first glimpse of Mera Peak and nearby summits. Finally, with a steep uphill climb, we reach a beautiful village of Kothe. Kothe resides in the Hinku valley that is full of beautiful scenery and rich vegetation. We overnight at Kothe Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Duration: 4-5 hours

Our trek to Thangnak begins with walking along the Hinku river and crossing Gondishung, Lungsungba gumba (200-300 yr old). Along the trails to Thangnak, you can see Mera Peak Trek routes carved on stones; and traversing the vast pasture you reach on the street of Thangnak. Overnight at Thangnak lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Duration: 5-6 hours

From Thangnak, we walk along the sideways of moraine towards Hinku Nub and Shar glaciers. Trails to Khare is a steep walk up to an elevation of 5,000m. From Khare, we can have spectacular views of Mera North (6,476m) along with surrounding summits. Overnight at Khare lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

After trekking for long days at higher altitudes, acclimatization is a must. Resting and Adapting your body to higher altitude while trekking above 5,000m is very important; as it saves energy for Peak climbing and also it avoids altitude sickness.

During rest at Khare, you can explore the beautiful village, tea houses and prepare for tomorrow's journey.   

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Duration: 3-4 hours

Today’s trek is short but very challenging towards Mera Base Camp. The trek starts with a slow but steep climb over the Mera Glacier until you reach Mera Base Camp. Our crew members will start preparing food and checks every piece of equipment before leaving to High Camp.

Duration: 3-4 hours

This day we trek to Mera High Camp. Trails pass over the Mera La Pass along with walking on rocky and snowy trails and finally, you reach Mera High Camp. Immediately on reaching High Camp, our crew will set up camp, prepare meals and check climbing gear for tomorrow peak climbing. Our crew member will check your oxygen level if there is anything serious or not. From Mera High Camp, you can view beautiful pictures of Mount Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Baruntse and Nuptse. Overnight at Mera High Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Today is the special day of your entire journey as you climb to Mera Summit. We start climbing early in the morning at 2 A.M so that we can return back before noon. So after having breakfast, we start climbing at dark following the footprints of experienced peak climbers. After an hour of hardship, you reach the summit of Mera from where you can have panoramic views of Earth’s 5 highest mountain peaks; which are Mt. Everest(8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Cho Oyu(8,201m), Makalu(8,463m), Lhotse (8,516m) along with Nuptse (7,855m), and Chamlang (7,319m). After embracing the beautiful views and scenery, you head back to Khare following the same route.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

The weather at higher altitudes is very unpredictable. And climbing on bad weather is the wrong decision. So this day is reserved if the weather gets worse or unfavorable for climbing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Duration: 5-6 hours

From Khare, we descended towards Kothe. Trails to Kothe is a downhill walk until we reach the dense forest of rhododendrons, oaks, and pines. After crossing the forest and a few more walking we reach Kothe for overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Duration: 5-6 hours

Trek from Khare to Thuli Kharka is a steep walk across the rhododendron forest, and Hinku Valley; we reach Thuli Kharka from where you see Three Mera Peaks i.e. Mera North, Mera South, and Mera Central. Overnight at Thuli Kharka.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Duration: 5-6 hours

This is your last day on Everest Region. We ascend gradually over the Zatrawa La Pass and descend until we reach Lukla. At Lukla, you can enjoy and explore the local markets, scenery, museums, monasteries before you leave for Kathmandu. Overnight at Lukla Lodge.

We take an early morning scenic Lukla to Kathmandu Flight. After arriving at Kathmandu Airport, you will be escorted to your hotels. Overnight at Kathmandu resort/lodge.

Before your departure, you might want to visit more places around Kathmandu that you have missed. Then, this day is perfect for fulfilling your desires. You can also have shopping around the streets of Thamel where you can buy antique artifacts, paintings, yak shawls (Cashmere or Pashmina) and many more. 

Our crew member/representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport and wish you a safe flight back home.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up and transfer upon arrival
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu -Lukla - Kathmandu
  • Flight tickets with 20Kg. cargo per member
  • Trekking from Lukla to Mera Base camp & back to Lukla on lodge accommodation
  • Sagarmatha national park permit
  • Mera Peak Climbing permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card
  • Food for trekking & climbing period
  • Porters / Yak Lukla to Base Camp & back to Lukla
  • 1 tent for 1 person for the Base Camp
  • Dining tent, toilet tent, Mattresses for the climb
  • Climbing guide's flight tickets, insurance, daily wages, accommodation
  • Other crew member's insurance, daily wages, food, accommodation
  • Safe drinking water purified by Iodine tablet or sterilized by steripen
  • Medical kit bag
  • All transfers airport-hotel-airport
  • All necessary taxes
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas above base camp
  • Personal climbing gears
  • Personal accident insurance and emergency evacuation by helicopter
  • International airport departure tax
  • Nepal custom duty for import of climbing gears arriving into Nepal
  • Cargo custom clearance
  • Bar bills & beverage
  • Personal Satellite phone with e-mail & internet permit
  • Waki talkies permit
  • Extra expenses of personal nature
  • Medical/ emergency oxygen with regulator and mask
  • Garbage Deposit (Sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be refunded after the climb

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Additional Info

Best Time for Mera Peak Climbing

Climbing to Mera Summit is seasonable and possible during the autumn and spring seasons. September-November and March-May is the best time for Mera Peak Climbing. Trekking and Climbing during these seasons are safer and very fruitful. As the weather is very clear and warmer, as a result, the views and scenery become magical and unrealistic. Some adventure lovers choose the winter season (December-February) to avoid the crowds of peak seasons. Finally, trekking and climbing in Mera during monsoon season (June-August) is dangerous and irritating. 

Mera Peak Climbing Difficulty

Mear Summit/Peak is the tallest peak in Nepal for trekking. Trails to the summit is full of challenges and difficulty, climbers have to walk on high altitude glacier, and crevasse. That makes the climbing process more difficult and time-consuming. The weather is extremely cold with strong blowing winds. Hence, require some climbing experiences as well as technical knowledge on mountaineering gears. Therefore, we recommend you to take some physical and mental training before you visit Nepal for climbing Mera Peak.