Mera Peak Climbing

Duration: 19 Days
At a Glance
  • Duration 19 Days
  • Trip Grade Very Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-14
  • Max. Altitude 6400m

Highlights

  • Take a thrilling flight to Lukla
  • Cross challenging Zatra la Pass
  • Experience the rich culture and unique lifestyle of Sherpa
  • Adventurous and tranquil trail
  • Climb Mera Peak
  • Get to see the beautiful landscape and stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains

Mera Peak Climbing Overview

Mera Peak Climbing is the highest trekking and climbing peak in the Himalayas of Nepal that offers a once in a lifetime adventure and experience that stay with forever.

Mera Peak climbing is one of the most adventurous and famous peaks to climb in Nepal. The journey offers an excellent mix of trekking and climbing. Standing 6,476 meters above the sea level, Mera Peak is situated southeast of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest.

Climbing Mera Peak is technically easy, even though it is the highest climbing peak in Nepal. Mera Peak Climbing is the perfect trekking adventure for anyone who is beginner climber and wanting to experience climbing in the Himalayas.

Mera Peak climbing traverses Hinku valley, the remotest part of the Khumbu region. The trail moves along the picturesque villages and dense forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, magnolia, and birch. Hinku Valley is the home of numerous species of flora and fauna. Likewise, the trail goes opposite of the usual Everest Base Camp Trek trail, which is less crowded and unspoiled. You get to spend time with locals and observe their daily activities. Similarly, Mera Peak climbing offers breath-taking landscape and Himalayan Mountain views.

Leaving the tree line behind, you ascend to the arctic zone and continue walking through ice, glaciers, and moraines. You reach the Mera Peak Base Camp and head to the High Camp. From here, you move towards the top of the peak. Our professional climbing guide assist you during the climbing period. He fixes the ropes whenever required and also give you basic climbing training. This peak invites all seasoned & amateur climbers who dare to dream & love taking up a challenge for that special sense of something achieved.

Because of the high-altitude journey, it is very important to gain elevation while adjusting your body with the altitude as you move further. We have professionally designed our Mera Peak climbing itinerary including ample rest days in between the days. Likewise, we also offer training on how to properly use the climbing gear while climbing. Go through our itinerary and departure dates to know more about the package. Feel free to let us know if you want any changes to the package.

Things to experience during the Mera peak climbing

Take a thrilling flight to Lukla

Lukla is the starting point of Mera peak climbing. A short and thrilling flight takes you to Lukla. During the flight, you get to see aerial views of the Himalayan Mountains and landscape.

Cross challenging Zatra la Pass

On Mera peak climbing, you cross the difficult Zatra la Pass. The route to the top of the pass follows a windy rugged path. On the day of crossing the pass, you wake up early in the morning and gradually ascend towards the pass. From the top of the pass, you can see stunning views of Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru, and many other Himalayan mountains.

Experience rich culture and unique lifestyle of Sherpa

While trekking, you spend many nights in different villages, where you come across the daily lifestyle of Sherpas. Likewise, you get to see their culture, practices, and values. Different monasteries, stupas, prayer wheels, and chortens can be seen on the way as well.

Adventurous and tranquil trail

Even though Mera peak climbing traverses the Khumbu region, the trail is less-crowded and tranquil. You have to follow the opposite trail of EBC Trek, which is comparatively less traveled. The trail passes through small villages and dense forests. There are many ascends and descends. The trail can get steep and rugged in a few parts.

Climb Mera Peak

Reaching the top of the Mera peak is the ultimate goal of the entire journey. The trail is adventurous and thrilling. Following the lead of your guide, you gradually move towards the top of the peak. During the climbing period, your team leader also briefs you proper uses of gears and teaches you basic climbing skills.

Get to see the beautiful landscape and stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains

Mera peak climbing offers beautiful landscapes and stunning views of the Himalayas. The trail is extremely gorgeous and passes through picturesque villages, lovely streams, fine valleys, and moraines. You get to see panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201), Mt. Baruntse (7,162 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Chamlang (7,319 m), and many other snow-capped peaks.

Itinerary

Find the detailed itinerary of the Mera Peak Summit. The Mera Peak climbing itinerary- 19 days is inclusive of your arrival and departure days to and from Nepal. Plus, a day tour in Kathmandu and an extra buffer day are also included in our program. The cultural day tour is a good introductory tour of Nepal and the extra buffer day is used if any extra day during the trekking or climbing is needed or if there is any delay or cancelation on the Lukla flight due to the bad weather conditions.

The Mera peak summit starts by taking a short flight to Lukla, which is the starting point of Mera Peak climbing. From here, you trek through dense forests and small villages. Passing through Chutanga, you cross the challenging Zatra La pass and descend to Zatrabok. The trail moves through Kothe, Thangnak & Khare and gradually ascends to Mera peak base camp. Further, you continue walking on the snowy path and reach the summit of the peak.

The offered itinerary is a guideline itinerary that we have designed to offer you. However, it is customizable as per your need and interests. Contact us with your interests if the offered one is not suitable for you.

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You get picked up by our airport representative from the airport terminal gate. He takes you to the hotel and brief you about the day program. You have rest of the day to rest and gear yourself up for the upcoming adventure.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

Today, you go on a guided sightseeing tour of many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You begin to tour early in the morning and visit the holy Pashupatinath Temple. From here, you explore Boudhnath Stupa and visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and monkey temple, all of these heritage sites showcase you the rich culture and precise architecture of ancient Nepali time.

  • MealsB
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

The day begins with a spectacular flight to Lukla from where you begin trekking. Upon landing at Lukla airport, you meet with other crew members who join you on the trek. The trail passes through many tiny hamlets and dense forests. You see many trails, therefore make sure to stick to the group to not get lost. You reach Chutanga passing by numerous streams.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3050

The trail ascends steeply and crosses Zatrawala Pass. From the top of the pass, you can see stunning views of Himalayan Mountains like Kongde Ru, Numbur Himal, Karolang Peak, and many others. The trail then moves along a flat path for half an hour and descends to Zatrabok.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude4610

Today, you trek towards Kothe. After having breakfast, you steeply descend and pass through a lush forest of rhododendron & juniper. The trail offers beautiful views of Mera Peak, Nauleka Peak, and other mountains.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude4110

After a quick breakfast, you trek along the bank of a river. The trail gradually ascends towards Thangnak. Enjoying superb views of Kusum Kanguru Peak and other Himalayan mountains, you are in the destination of the day.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude4358

The trail moves to the east and climbs to Khare. The trail passes by a moraine from where you get to observe the wonderful view of Sabai Tso glacial lake. Khare welcome you with a fantastic view of the north face of Mera peak and Mera glacier.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude5000

Today is your rest day. As you have already gained significant elevation, it is very important to take a break and adjust your body before moving any further to avoid altitude sickness. You can explore the village and go on a short hike to a nearby area.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude5000

The trail gradually ascends to Mera base camp. Trekking on a steep path, you reach the crest of the glacier. From here, the path becomes flat and leads you to Mera La Pass (5,400 m). Looking over excellent views, you cross a few crevasses and reach the base camp.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • Max. Altitude5400

You move towards the Mera high camp. From the base camp, it is a gradual ascend to the high camp on ice glacier. The trail offers stunning views of the many Himalayas like Mt. Everest, Mt. Baruntse, Kusum Kanguru, Mt. Makalu, etc. You also see magnificent views of Mera glacier on the way.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • Max. Altitude5400

This is a big day as you are touching the summit of Mera peak. Analyzing the weather, you begin ascending towards the summit. As you move further, you see the central summit appear above the head of a wide glacier flanked by two ridges. Climbing on an open snowfield, you cross crevasses. The route then swings south-east, eluding below and to the east of the left-hand ridge before turning back towards the main summit ridge of Mera.

There are three summits of Mera Peak, and you climb up to the highest one. Following a classic snow-ridge to just below the final wall that guards the top, you reach the top of Mera Peak. After soaking the breath-taking views from the top, you drop down to Khare for a night stay.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude6437

This is an extra day; you have during the trek. This day come handy if you get stuck before or after climbing due to bad weather or any other reason. If everything goes as planned, then you can use this day as an extra day in Kathmandu.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude5000

From Kahre, you descend and pass by Tangnang. It is a small village. From here, you retrace the same path. Trekking through lush forests of fir, rhododendron, pine, juniper, etc, you reach Kothe.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude4110

After having breakfast, you leave Kothe and ascend on a steep path to Zatrabok. The trail passes through dense forests and small settlement areas.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude4100

The trail moves to Chutanga. You ascend and several times before reaching Chutang. The trail involves forests and small villages along a rocky path. You get to see wonderful views while trekking.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3050

Trekking through lush forest, you descend to Lukla. On the way, you get to see views of Numbur Himal, Karyolang Peak, and many other mountains. It is the same path as before. Upon reaching Lukla, you can celebrate the successful summit and enjoy your last day looking at the beautiful scenery.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2840

After having the last breakfast of the trek, you fly back to Kathmandu. The flight short and scenic. Upon landing at the airport, you move to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you. You can relax and explore around.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

This is another free day for you to use on trek if there is any delay or cancelation on flights to Lukla as it may happen sometimes due to bad weather in the mountain.

Take your time to visit tourist sites and stroll on the vibrant streets of Thamel. Buy souvenirs to take back with yourself. If you want, we can also arrange a guided sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur and patan for you.

  • MealsB
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

Today is your last day in Kathmandu. We transfer to the international airport for your final departure to your home or next destination.

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Mera Peak Climbing map

Inclusions

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Four-night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek and tented accommodation during the climbing
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trekking and climbing
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax
  • English speaking trained and experienced trekking guide (leader), climbing guide (leader), and porters (1 porter for every two trekkers)
  • All necessary paper works, National park entry permits, climbing permits, and TIMS permit
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and insurance for the guide and porters
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service, which will be paid by your travel insurance company
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, and duffel bag – if Necessary

Exclusions

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu
  • Your expenses and entrance fees while you do the tour in Kathmandu
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars and a hot shower during the trek
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Tips for the guide and staff

Essential Info

Mera Peak climbing difficulty

Mera peak climbing is a difficult peak climbing. There are three different routes that lead to the top of the Mera peak and all of them have a different level of difficulty. The route is following while traveling with us is the most adventurous and challenging once.

The trail includes many ascends and descends over the rugged and steep path. The trail to the summit is not technically difficult, therefore it is good for climbers with no previous climbing experience. You have to be in good health and physical fitness to go on Mera peak climbing.

Altitude Sickness

Climbing is a high-altitude journey that involves the risk of altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness (AMS). Mera peak climbing takes you above 6,000 meters within the span of a few days, therefore a perfectly planned itinerary is required to avoid AMS. We have crafted our Mera peak climbing itinerary precisely including adequate rest days.

Best time to go on Mera Peak Climbing

Spring i.e., March to May and autumn i.e. October to November, is the most ideal time to go on Mera peak climbing. These two seasons are considered best to climb peaks in the Himalayas because of the stable weather and moderate climate. The clear bright sky and outstanding views make the journey pleasant.

Food & Accommodation during Mera peak climbing

Teahouse and camping is the main mode of accommodation in Mera peak climbing. Teahouses are available in the villages. The rooms are made with two beds and a few other pieces of furniture. In some places, you can find a hot shower facility, but you might have to pay a few extra bucks. While climbing, you stay overnight in high-quality tents provided by the company. Other tents like a dining tent and washroom tent are also provided.

Meals are served as per the menu of the teahouse during the trek. Dishes like rice, curries, bread, veggies, meat, eggs, porridge, momo, noodles, sandwiches, etc can be seen on the menu. You can also expect to see Tibetan dishes. Likewise, you can buy snacks from tea shops. During camping, all the meals are cooked by the crew members. We offer you delicious and nutritious meals.

Mera Peak Climbing Permits

You need permits to climb Mera peak, which are Mera peak climbing permit, Sagarmatha National Park entry permits, TIMS (Trekkers information management system), and entry permit from Khumbu-Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality. We apply and get all these permits once you book the Mera peak climbing with us.

Travel insurance for Mera peak Climbing

You need travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation by helicopter for the Mera peak climbing. The Mera peak climbing involves high-altitude mountains. There is always a risk of AMS, and in case of an emergency, you may have to be evacuated. And, the cost of the evacuation in Nepal is expensive. Make sure that your policy covers all these expenses in emergencies.

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