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

  • Scale the tallest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera Peak
  • Take a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport
  • The perfect mountain to scale as your first and pave the way for further great conquests
  • Mera has the most straightforward climbing route with a few small crevasses, perfect for beginner climbers
  • Enjoy trekking through lush rhododendron forests and remote Sherpa villages at the beginning of the journey
  • Spend time with locals and get to know their traditions and culture
  • Peaceful trekking route, with no crowd at all
  • Explore the beautiful Hinku valley
  • Pre-climbing training before the final push

Mera Peak Climbing Overview

Scale the highest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera, on our Mera peak climbing venture. Witness breathtaking landscapes and stunning views of the Himalayan mountains, including the five eight-thousander mountains- Everest (8,849 m), Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), and Makalu (8,481 m).

Mera peak is the tallest trekking peak in Nepal. Trekking peaks usually mean the technical difficulties are less or none, which makes them perfect for beginner climbers. However, the physical difficulties are still tremendous, so you cannot take climbing a trekking peak lightly. Our Mera peak climbing is a 19 days program that will lead you to the summit of a Himalayan peak in Nepal.

Mera peak is the perfect mountain to scale as your first and pave the way for further great conquests. This mountain has three summits- Mera Central (6,476 m), Mera North (6,476 m), and Mera South (6,06 5m). Our goal is to reach the top of Mera North at 6,476 meters (21,247 ft). Now, Mera peak has become a practice peak for professional mountaineers who prefer to summit it as a practice peak and acclimatize before pushing toward other technical mountains.

Among all the trekking peaks in Nepal, Mera has the most straightforward climbing route with a few small crevasses that our Sherpa guide will help you cross. We take numerous individuals to the top of Mera peak every year safely. Our successful climbing rate and many years of expertise make us a reliable Mera peak climbing partner in Nepal.

We will help you in preparing for the trip and support you throughout your journey with us in Nepal. Our Mera peak climbing booking is open. You can book a seat for yourself and your loved ones through our Mera peak climbing package page. Likewise, if you wish to check out some other peak climbing packages in Nepal, then here are a few of our top picks- Island peak climbing, Lobuche peak climbing, and Pisang peak climbing.

Major highlights of 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.

Summit the 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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We will arrange an airport pick-up for you on your arrival day at Tribhuvan International Airport. You can meet our representatives at the terminal gate holding your name card.

They will escort you to the hotel. Feel free to ask them any questions you have. In the late evening, you get to meet with the rest of the team members.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

A full-day tour in Kathmandu can include visits to a variety of attractions in the city, such as historical temples, cultural sites, and local markets. Some popular places to visit in Kathmandu include the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Swyambhunath Stupa, the Boudhanath Stupa, and the Kathmandu Durbar Square.

It is also possible to arrange a guided tour of the city to learn more about the history and culture of Kathmandu. Later in the day, we will be preparing for Mera peak climbing. You meet with the guide and do last-minute shopping. We also arrange all the paper works & permits.

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  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

The Mera peak climbing begins with a breathtaking short flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, you will begin trekking, accompanied by other members of the group. The trek involves ascending through small villages and forests. On the way, we'll cross suspension bridges over rivers.

The trail can be challenging at times, with steep ascents and descents. Stay with the group and do not stray from the trail to avoid getting lost. You will cross several streams and hamlets before arriving at the village of Chutanga.

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

Leaving Chutanga, the trail climbs steeply up to the top of the Zatrawa la Pass, where we will be able to enjoy spectacular views of several Himalayan peaks, including Kongde Ru, Numbur Himal, and Karolang Peak.

After enjoying the views from the top of the pass, the trail will continue on a relatively flat path for a short time before descending to the village of Zatrabok.

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

On this day, we trek to the village of Kothe. After a hearty breakfast, we'll begin the journey by descending steeply through a lush forest filled with rhododendrons and junipers.

The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, like Mera Peak and Nauleka Peak. As we make our way toward Kothe, the trail passes through a variety of landscapes, from forests to open meadows.

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

After a quick breakfast, begin the trek for the day along the bank of a river. The trail will gradually ascend to Thangnak. Along the way, we get the opportunity to witness stunning views of the Himalayan mountains, including Kusum Kanguru Peak.

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

Today, we trek following the east route that leads up to the village of Khare. We'll walk through the moraine from where the view of Sabai Tso glacial lake is outstanding.

Once we reach Khare, we'll be greeted by breathtaking views of the north face of Mera Peak and the Mera Glacier. The trek from the previous village to Khare will likely take several hours and may involve some steep ascents and descents.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude5000

Today is a day to rest and acclimatize before ascending to Mera peak base camp. Since we have already gained a significant elevation, it is essential to take a break and allow our body to adjust to the high altitude to avoid altitude sickness.

During the rest day, we may explore the village or go on a short hike to a nearby area. This will allow us to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding landscape and get some exercise while still giving our body the time it needs to acclimatize.

Listen to your body and not push yourself too hard on this day, as proper acclimatization is crucial for successful and safe climbing.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude5000

We leave Khare in the morning and gradually begin climbing towards the base camp of Mera Peak. The trail slowly ascends to the crest of the glacier. From here, the path becomes relatively flat and leads to Mera La Pass at 5,400 meters (17,717 feet).

Along the way, we will have the opportunity to relish the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. We may also cross a few crevasses before reaching the base camp.

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  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • Max. Altitude5400

From the Mera base camp, we walk on Mera Glacier to reach the Mera high camp. The trail ascends along thick snow blankets. We can see spectacular views of the Himalayan mountains like Makali, Baruntse, Everest, Kusum Kanguru, etc, on the way. Likewise, the view of Mera glacier is magnificent too.

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  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • Max. Altitude5400

Today is a big day as we push toward the summit of Mera Peak. After carefully checking the weather conditions, we will begin ascending toward the top at dawn, around 2:00 AM to 3:00 AM. As we climb, we can see the central summit appear above the head of a wide glacier flanked by two ridges.

We climb across an open snowfield and cross over crevasses. The route will take us southeast, skirting below and to the east of the left-hand ridge before turning back towards the main summit ridge of Mera. There are three summits on Mera Peak, and we will be attempting to reach the highest one.

Following a classic snow ridge, we climb just below the final wall that guards the top. From there, we get the opportunity to push on to the summit and take in the breathtaking views. After enjoying the views, we will descend back down to the village of Khare for the night.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude6437

It is always a good idea to have an extra day or two in our itinerary in case we encounter any delays or unexpected issues along the way, such as bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

If everything goes according to plan and we complete Mera peak climbing as scheduled, then we'll have an extra day to spend in Kathmandu or explore other areas of the region.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude5000

Today, we will be descending from the village of Khare and passing through the small village of Thagnak. From there, retrace steps along the same path that you took to reach this point.

We trek through the lush forests filled with fir, rhododendron, pine, and juniper trees and eventually reach the village of Kothe. The journey from Khare to Kothe will likely take several hours and may involve some steep ascents and descents.

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

After a hearty breakfast, begin the trek for the day by leaving the village of Kothe and ascending on a steep path toward the village of Zatrabok. As we walk along the trail, we will pass through dense forests and small settlements.

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

The path continues to Chutanga, where we will have to climb several times before reaching our destination. The trail passes through forests and small villages and follows a rocky path. We get to witness stunning mountain landscapes along the way.

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

Leaving Chutang, we walk through dense forests and continue the walk on the downhill path to Lukla. Mountains like Numbur Himal, Khumbila, Kongde Ri, etc decorate the path. This route is the same one we have been following. Upon arriving in Lukla, we take a moment to celebrate our successful summit and spend the final day relaxing and relishing the views.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2840

After having breakfast on the trek, we will fly back to Kathmandu. The flight is short and offers picturesque views. Upon landing at Kathmandu airport, we will transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to relax and explore the area at your leisure.

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  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

Take your time to visit local attractions and wander through the bustling streets of Thamel. You can also purchase souvenirs to bring home with you. If you are interested, we can arrange a guided sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur and Patan for you.

*Note: If there are any delays or cancellations on flights to Lukla due to adverse weather conditions in the mountains, this is an additional free day for you to use on the trek.

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On the final day of the trip, we will provide transportation to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure. Our team will assist you with checking out and handling your luggage.

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Mera Peak Climbing map

Inclusions

  •  Airport transfers
  • Four-night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek and tented accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trekking and climbing
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla - Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax
  • English speaking trekking guide, climbing guide ( for summit), and porters
  • All necessary paper works, National park entry permits, climbing permits, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Fee, and TIMS
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and insurance for the guides 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 (return after the trek)

Exclusions

  • Nepal Entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner) while you are in Kathmandu
  • Your personnel expenses/shopping
  • Entrance fees on Kathmandu tour
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars and bar bills
  • Hot shower, internet, telephone and laundry
  • International airfare
  • Tips for the guide and staffs
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Essential Info

Mera North climbing history

Mera North was first summited in 1975 by the French climbers Marcel Jolly, G. Baus, and L. Honills. However, there is a source that says the north summit of Mera peak was climbed on 29 October 1973. In comparison to Mera Central and Mera West, the north summit route is less technically challenging and best for beginner climbers.

The trekking part during the Mera peak climbing

As per our Mera peak climbing itinerary, you will spend the initial part of the journey trekking through lush forests and remote Sherpa villages. Before you make it to the Mera Base Camp, you will trek for five days to reach Khare and take an acclimatization day in the same village. From Lukla, you will be trekking east to the unspoiled Hinku valley.

As most of the crowd goes to Everest base camp from Lukla, the route we will follow during Mera peak climbing is in a different direction and not crowded at all. The trekking part is very immersing because you get to witness and experience the simple mountain lifestyle. Spend time with locals and get to know their traditions and culture.

Mera peak climbing route

The north face of Mera peak is the standard route to climb this peak. The route is beginner friendly, so frequently approached by avid climbers. The climbing route crosses a high-altitude glacier. Therefore, we make sure to study the snow condition before the expedition begins to assure the safety of the trail. The slopes do not go above 30 degrees.

On the way to Mera Base Camp, you will cross the Mera La Pass at 5,400 meters (17,717 feet). Above base camp, we will make Mera High Camp at 5,780 meters (18,964 ft). The high camp will be on a rocky shelf behind a large vertical rock. This area will protect us from falling rocks or avalanches.

Mera peak climbing pre-training

Our team leader will provide you with basic climbing training that will boost your confidence. They will brief you about all the circumstances that you may come across while approaching the summit and how to use climbing gears. You will learn to fix ropes and use fix lines too. As an amateur, it is a great opportunity to use climbing gear like crampons, ice axe, etc, too.

The pre-climbing training will be at Khare during the acclimatization day. Our Sherpa guides will fix the ropes wherever needed and provide you with full support on the way.

Mera peak climbing difficulty

As we have mentioned before, Mera Peak is not technically challenging, but the elevation of the peak and harsh environment makes the climbing strenuous. The participants do need to have previous climbing experience, but they have to be physically and mentally strong enough to climb the peak. The venture crosses a couple of high mountain passes and involves steep trekking routes.

The overall distance you'll cover during the Mera peak climbing is 125 km. There will be walking on rugged paths, steep slopes, moraines, glaciers, and snowy blankets. Each day you have to trek for at least 5 hours to reach your next destination, and the very limited tourist facility along the way increases the challenges.

Altitude Sickness

The risk of altitude sickness is quite high during Mera peak climbing. Our Mera peak itinerary is well designed, so you will not be ascending more than 500 meters a day and take ample acclimatization days in between the trek.

Even with all the precautions, you may see symptoms of altitude sickness, which are headache, breathing issues, vomiting, insomnia, nausea, etc. But do not worry, our trained and experienced Sherpa guide will help you subside the symptoms and assure your safety on the mountain.

Drink plenty of water. You have to keep yourself hydrated and eat lots of good food to maintain your energy. It is best to avoid any alcoholic drinks and smoking while on the way to Mera peak.

Preparation

Mera peak climbing demands you to be physically fit before you hit the trail. Even though there is no technical climbing involved in the journey, you have to be strong enough to walk long hours and face all the hurdles this extreme environment may emanate. To prepare yourself for the Mera peak climbing 19 days venture, you have to strengthen your core and work on your stamina.

Hit the gym, do cardio, go on short hikes, and walk regularly with a backpack on you. Train your legs and overall body. Activities like running, swimming, and cycling will help you build stamina. Train your mind to be okay with less service and simple accommodation.

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.

Meals & 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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