Mera Peak Climbing - 18 Days

  • Duration 18 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Type Lodge Based Trekking & Climbing
  • Best Season Spring (March - May) & Autumn (Sept - Nov)
  • Group Size 16
  • Maximum Altitude 6,476 m

Highlights

  • A non-technical climbing route, perfect for beginner climbers
  • Get to use gears like crampons, ice ax, fixed rope, etc 
  • Off-beat, adventurous trails through fine mountain villages and lush forests
  • Visit monasteries along the and have close encounters with the locals
  • Explore the stunning Hinku valley
  • Witness jaw-dropping views of massive glaciers and waterfalls 
  • Reach the top of Mera Peak
  • Cross Zatra La pass and enjoy a thrilling flight in/out of Lukla
  • The journey offers heavenly mountain landscapes

Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal and a world-class mountain to kick start your climbing journey. Located in the famous Everest region, Mera Peak Climbing offers an immersive trip through the beautiful Sherpa villages and lush alpine woodlands. You get to explore the wonders of the Khumbu region and escape in its unbelievable beauty. 

Make your dream of climbing a mountain in the Himalayas reality by joining our 18 days Mera Peak Climbing venture. It is an easy, non-technical peak yet stands above 6,000 meters.

Mera Peak lies in the Mahalangur section. It is the highest part of the Himalayas. For your information, Mera Peak has three summits- Mera Central (6,461 m), Mera North (6,476 m), and Mera South( 6,065 m). These days mountaineers also use Mera Peak as a practice peak and acclimatize before pushing towards eight-thousanders like Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, etc.

Nowadays, hundreds of travelers aim to climb Mera Peak because of the fantastic adventure it offers with jaw-dropping mountain panoramas. Even though there are almost no technical sections, climbers still get to test ice axes, crampons, and other climbing gear. No previous climbing experience is required, but the participants have to be physically strong and have trekked before. 

Views during the Mera peak climbing

From the very first day of the journey, the thrilling flight to Lukla from Kathmandu offers stunning aerial views of the Himalayas. If only the views matter, then trust us, this specific venture will not let you down. The trail you'll be following is slightly off-beat and less crowded than the route to EBC. It means you can keep all the views to yourself and enjoy a serene voyage.

The mountain only gets close, and the views better as the elevation rises. The Himalayan mountains like Everest (8,849 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Charpate Himal (6,770 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,162 m), etc, are seen throughout the trekking and climbing period. Along with that, you explore the gorgeous Hinku Valley. Then there are views of captivating glaciers, gorges, streams, and waterfalls, along the way to Mera Peak. 

Mera peak difficulty

Mera Peak Climbing covers a total of around 125 km. In general, the Mera peak route is steep, snowy, and rugged. The climbing path is not technical, but exposure to sun, wind, and cold while walking on snow using crampons and the fixed rope is challenging as well. You need strength to walk above 6,000 meters and deal with the thin air pressure & low oxygen level. 

Do not take Mera Peak Climbing 18 days lightly just because of the non-technical position. Many other factors add up to its difficulties. Apart from the climbing part, the trekking trail is rugged and off-beat. You cross Zatra La pass (4,600 m) while returning too.

With proper preparation, guidance, and assistance from your crew members, you can do Mera Peak climbing.

What do we offer?

If you climb with us, you climb with a team of responsible and active climbers. We have numerous years of expertise in organizing climbing expeditions in the Himalayas. Our Sherpa guides are very experienced and summited many peaks & mountains. Similarly, we also offer reasonable Mera peak climbing costs with full support. 

Join the best peak climbing in Nepal. We have opened booking for Mera peak climbing 2022/2023. If you have any queries regarding the Mera peak climbing, feel free to send us your questions. 

Check out these other famou peaks to climb in the Himalayas- Island Peak Climbing with EBC, Lobuche Peak Climbing, Naya Kanga Peak Climbing, and Pisang Peak Climbing.

Itinerary

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We meet you at the international airport terminal gate on your arrival day. After a short meet and greet, our team will escort you to the hotel. Check in the hotel and take your time to freshen up. There's nothing planned today, so you can stroll in the bustling streets of Thamel later in the evening. Meet with other team members over welcome dinner.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,310 m

We have planned a guided sightseeing tour today. For the tour, you visit the Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later, we prepared for the trip. There will be a short briefing season from our climbing guide, and we do the packing in duffel bags. We double-check all the gears and make sure everything is fine.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1,310 m

After breakfast, fly to Lukla airport. It's a thrilling flight with great mountain views. The trail then heads towards Paiya. We walk through a forest and cross a bridge over Handi Khola. From Surke village, we trek and cross Chutok la pass and descend to Paiya, a small settlement area.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,840 m

From Paiya, the trail descends until it reaches a small bridge. Cross the bridge, we ascend to Kari La pass. Further, we walk through a dense forest of bamboo and rhododendron. Enjoying the beautiful views of Dudh Kosi Valley, we trek and reach Panggom.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,846 m

The trail from here crosses Panggom La pass and ascends gradually to Ningsow. On the way, we cross Peseng Kharka river and climb to Peseng Kharka danda. Further, we cross the Ningsow river and reach the Ningsow village for a night's stay.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,863 m

After an ascent and descent, we walk on an uphill route that leads to Ramailo Danda, which offers stunning views of Mera Peak. After a few ups & downs, we enter the Makalu Barun National Park and walk on the Pasang Lhamu trail to Chhatra Khola. Keep your eyes wide open because you may come across a red panda in the woods while trekking.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,800 m

From Chhatra Khola, the trail ascends north and joins the main path to Mera Peak. Following the Majang river, we walk on the route that leads to Hinku Khola. From here, we continue the trek towards Tashing Ongma and pass by a few seasonal tea houses. We then cross a bridge over Sanu Khla and finally reach Kothe.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,691 m

It's a short trek from Kothe to Thaknak. The trail ascends to the ridge of Hinku Khola. At Gondishung, we pass by a summer settlement, located on the western bank of Hinku Drangka. On the way, we pass by an ancient gompa, which is more than 200 years old. Further, we walk through grazing sites and reach Thaknak.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,358 m

The trail from Thaknak follows a moraine of Dig glacier and opens up to Dig Kharka. It's a vast pasture that offers surreal views of Charpate Himal. From here onwards, we ascend through the moraine to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glacier to Khare.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5,045 m

We take a rest day in Khare and enjoy the snowy views all around us. We hike to some nearby places and return to our lodge. Our team leader will give us pre-climbing training and teach us to use climbing gears. It's an easy day.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5,045 m

The trail ascends along a steep boulder-strewn path to Mera Peak Base Camp. From here, we follow a rocky trail and cross numerous small crevasses to the Mera Peak High Camp. The high camp offers breathtaking mountain views of Makalu, Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse, and many others. We spend the night in a tent.

  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5,780 m

We wake up around 1:00 Am and begin climbing towards the summit of Mera Peak at 6,461 meters. The reason for starting walking towards the summit almost at midnight is to reach the summit on time and avoid strong winds in the afternoon. During climbing, we use ropes, ice axes, and other climbing gears. From the summit, its heavenly views of the Himalayas. We then gradually descend to Khare to spend the night.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude6,476 m

We have an extra day in case we see bad weather or other circumstances and couldn't push to the summit as per the itinerary. If we reach the summit and come back to Kathmandu on time, we'll have an extra day in the city to explore.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Leaving Khare, we descend to Kothe. The trail is the same as back, with stunning mountain landscapes and pastures.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,600 m

We ascend and descend to Hinku Khola. Further, the trail passes by beautiful chortens and descends to Thuli Kharka. This place is known for fantastic views of mountains all around it.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,300 m

We cross Zatrwa La pass. From Thuli Kharka, we ascend along a rugged route and reach the top of the pass that offers outstanding scenery. From here, we descend to Lukla, where we'll spend the night in a comfortable lodge.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,600 m

After an early morning, we come back to Kathmandu. It is the last day in Kathmandu, so do if you have anything on your list. Go shopping and eat your heart out in one of the many eateries in Thamel. We meet for the last time over a farewell dinner in the evening today.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Farewell dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,310 m

As the trip has ended, we will drop you at the airport today as your flight departure time. Make sure to properly pack all of your belongings and do not forget anything in the hotel.

  • MealsBreakfast

This is our standard and recommended itinerary. If this itinerary doesn’t suit to you, we can customize your trip as per your interest and time-frame. Click here for Tailor-Made program. 

Includes

  • All grounded transportation as per itinerary by private car
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive breakfast
  • Round flight ticket Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu inclusive domestic airport taxes
  • Your meals in trekking (Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner)
  • One guide com porter for trekking section assigned for your services and his meal, salary, insurance, transportation and accommodation
  • One experience climbing guide for climbing section assigned for your services and his meal, salary, insurance, transportation and accommodation
  • Mera Peak Climbing Permit with rope, ice-axe
  • Full board meals and tented camp while climbing Mera Peak
  • Sagarmatha National Park permit and TIMS card
  • Mera Peak climbing map
  • Local fresh fruit
  • First aid kit
  • All government taxes and office service charges 


 

Excludes

  • Meal in Kathmandu apart from Breakfast
  • Your travel insurance
  • Your international flight ticket to/from Kathmandu
  • Your personal nature expenses and equipment and medical kit
  • Your personal climbing equipments
  • All kinds of hot and cold drinks and alcoholic beverage
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in Including Section
  • Tipping to field staffs (Tipping is not mandatory but expected)

FAQs

  • Q1. Can I climb Mera Peak without a guide?

    No, you cannot climb Mera Peak without a guide. The Nepal government does not allow foreign climbers to climb any mountain solo. You have to go through a registered travel company in Nepal.

  • Mera peak climbing is the easiest peak to climb in terms of technical difficulties. The trail is steep and rugged, but no advanced mountaineering is needed.

  • No, Mera peak is not technical but does possess high altitude gain and thin air pressure.

  • Yes, the top of Mera peak offers outstanding views of Everest, including other eight-thousanders like Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga, and Makalu.

  • You do not need previous mountaineering experience to climb Mera Peak. This peak is beginner-friendly. All you need is prior trekking experience. We also provide basic peak climbing training that will boost your confidence.

  • It takes around three days to reach the summit of Mera Peak from Mera peak base camp. Total the journey is 18 days long combined with arrival/departure too.

  • Climbing any mountain in the Himalayas is dangerous regardless of its difficulty level. Therefore, we climb with experienced guides and well-covered travel insurance. In terms of technical dangers, the Mera peak has less than all peaks.

  • To train for Mera Peak, you have to build your core strength and stamina. Cardio exercise is best with weight training to increase your body endurance. Go on hikes ranging 6 to 7 hours, do lunges, squats, and step aerobics.

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