Mera Peak Climbing - 18 Days

Know before you go
  • Duration 18 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Best Season March - May and Oct - Nov
  • Trip Area Everest Region
  • Maximum Altitude 6,476m.|21,247ft.

Highlights

  • Adventurous, off-beat venture in the less crowded part of the Khumbu region
  • Excellent views of the eight-thousanders Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, and Lhotse
  • Expedition fully guided by experienced Sherpa climbers in a remote part of the Himalayas
  • Perfect non-technical peak to climb in the Himalayas for new climbers
  • Conquer the highest trekking peak in Nepal
  • Learn about the rich cultural heritage of the Sherpas while trekking through picturesque villages
  • Explore the gorgeous Hongu and Hinku valley
  • Witness diverse mountain landscapes along the trekking route

Reach the summit of the highest trekking peak in the Himalayas Nepal and explore the beauty of Hongu & Hinku valley on Mera Peak climbing for 18 days. A perfect peak climbing in the Himalayas for new climbers.

Follow the best Mera peak climbing itinerary by joining us on our 18 days exhilarating trip to the summit of this 6,000 meters trekking peak. Mera's peak climbing route goes through a less crowded part of the Khumbu region. The trail ascends through beautiful Sherpa villages and lush forests, offering stunning landscapes. 

Mera Peak stands 6,476 meters (21,247 ft) above sea level to the south of Mt. Everest. It has three summits- Mera North (6,476 m/21,247 ft), Mera Central (6,461 m/21,198 ft), and Mera South, (6,065 m/19,898 ft). J.O.M Roberts and Sen Tenzing first climbed Mera Peak in 1953. Later in 1975, French climbers Marcel Jolly, G. Baus, and L. Honnis climbed the north peak via the same path but by traversing along the connecting ridge to the summit.

The Mera peak climbing route is off-the-beaten. You explore the Hongu & Hinku valley. As the climbing route does not exceed more than 30 degrees, we recommend climbing Mera peak to new climbers. Our strong Sherpa guides will fix the ropes and safeguard the fixed lines. So, you can reach the summit of Mera peak safely. 

Views during the Mera peak climbing

Mera peak climbing in Nepal presents views of many towering Himalayan mountains like Everest (8,849 m/29,032), Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft), Kanchenjunga (8,586 m/28,169 ft), Makalu (8,463 m/27,766 ft), and Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft). Apart from these eight-thousander mountains, you also get to witness views of other stunning snow-capped mountains like Ama Dablam, Baurntse, Thamserku, Island Peak, etc.

The journey offers jaw-dropping views of valleys and glaciers with diverse landscapes. The top of the Mera peak offers a sensational mountain panorama. Overall, Mera peak climbing will steal your heart with all the tempting scenery. 

Why climb with us? 

We have fully trained guides who are prepared for any crisis and emergency in the mountains. We have successfully led many groups to the top of the Mera Peak with the help of a licensed Sherpa guide. 

We provide extensive safety instructions to the climbers so that they are well-equipped with the necessary knowledge and tools to smoothly reach the top of the mountain and save their lives during dangerous situations. 

Our Mera peak climbing cost is worth all the attention we provide to small details to make the journey as comfortable as possible. We do not compromise the safety of our guests during the climbing expeditions just to give them a little better deal. While climbing with us, you will be well prepared and ready to reach the summit of Mera Peak. 

If you have any queries regarding the trip, then contact us at +977 9841380469 for a quick response. You can also email us at [email protected] or [email protected] for any assistance. 

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Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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Our Nepal Nirvana representative will greet you at the TIA airport and take you to the hotel/hostel. You will have dinner with the Nepal Nirvana Team in the evening. 

  • Hotel
  • Welcome Dinner
  • 1400m.|4592ft.

We will meet you at the Nepal Nirvana Trails office in the afternoon. The trekking leaders will check your trekking and climbing equipment and suggest you buy/rent the essential equipment from the trekking shops in Thamel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m.|4592ft.

5-6 hrs
We will take 45 minutes flight to Lukla in the morning. We will start the trek to Paiya, moving ahead on a forest pathway and crossing the Handi Khola. We will get to Surke Village within a few hours of walking. Our journey continues by crossing the Chutok La pass on our way to Paiyan. Paiyan is also known as the name Chutok.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2,800m.|9,187ft.

5-6 hrs
After a short descent, we arrive at a smaller bridge. The route becomes slippery here till we pass the Kari La pass. We walk past rhododendron and bamboo trees on a mountain trail.  We will also get the opportunity to gasp at the Dudhkoshi Valley. We continue on our journey to Panggom Village, where you'll spend the night.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2,846m.|9,338ft.

4-5 hrs
We start our trek to Ningsow, crossing the Panggom La pass. After walking on a regular trail for a while, we will cross Kharka Khola and arrive at Peeng Kharka Danda. We will reach the Ningsow village, where we will stay overnight, crossing Ningsow Khola.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2,863m.|9,394ft.

7-8 hrs
After breakfast, we'll hike to the Ramailo Danda, where we'll see Mera Peak and Salpa in all their glory. We will enter the Makalu Barun National Park and start moving on our trail to Chhatra Khola. There are the chances to see the rare animal, Red Panda, on the route to Chhatra Khola.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2,800m.|9,187ft.

6-7 hrs
Today, we will trek to the trail leading to the Mera Peak. We will move forward to Trashing Ongma, crossing Majang Khola and Hinku Khola. We will reach Kothe, our destination for the day crossing Sanu Khola.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3,691m/12,110ft

3-4 hrs
After having breakfast, we will walk through the bank of Hinku Khola. Following the trail, we will reach Gondishung and an old Lungsumgba Gompa. After walking a while from Lungsumgba Gompa, we will reach Thaknak. We will stay overnight at Thaknak.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4,358m.|14,299ft.

2-3 hrs
We'll trek from Thaknak to Dig Kharka through the moraine of the Dig Glacier, taking in the breathtaking vistas of the Charpate Himal. The path ascends to Hinku Nup, Shar Glacier, and Khare. We will get to see a glimpse of Mera Peak's Northern face from here. We will stay overnight at Khare.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 5,045m.|16,553ft.

Today is a day of acclimatization. Our climbing guide will assist us in learning basic climbing techniques, rope climbing methods, and how to use climbing equipment. Stay in Khare for the night.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 5,045m.|16,553ft.

To get to Mera Peak Base Camp, we go along the path of a large rock on a steep trail. We proceed on to Mera La Pass from here following a rough trail. We climb to the summit and set up a high camp. The stunning views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse's south face, Mt. Nuptse, and many more are seen from the Mera Peak High Camp.

  • Tent Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 5,780m.|18,964ft.

Today is the day of the expedition. We start climbing around 3 am. The path to the top is steep and may require the use of fixed ropes. The beautiful vistas of Mt. Everest (8,848.86m), Cho-Oyu (8,188m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,861m), and many more are visible from the top of the Island Peak. We will descend to Khare for the overnight stay.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 6,461m.|21,199ft.

It's a reserve day today. We decided to save this day because the weather could change and we might not be able to summit on the scheduled day. This is not required if everything goes smoothly.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 5,045m.|16,553ft.

4-5 hrs
We will hike to Kothe and spend the night there, following the same path we came.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3,691m.|12,110ft.

5-6 hrs
We start our journey to Thuli Kharka after breakfast. We reach Taktho by ascending and descending the routes and traversing different branches of the Inkhu Khola. We proceed down a steep trail after passing by a Chorten and then climb to Thuli Kharka.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4,300m.|14,108ft.

6-7 hrs
After having breakfast, we begin our hike to Lukla from Thuli Kharka via Zatrwa La Pass. A glimpse of the magnificent Lukla Valley greets us as soon as we cross Zatrwa-La pass (4,600 meters). We will stay overnight at Lukla.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4,600m.|15,093ft.

We will have a morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. You can stroll around the roads of Thamel and buy souvenirs for your friends and family. You can also do half-day sightseeing in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
  • 1400m.|4592ft.

You will return to your home country today or begin your adventure to the next destination.

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    Route Map

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    What's Included

    • Airport transfer services arrival/departure and local flight schedule
    • 4-Night Kathmandu Hotel 
    • Accommodations during the treks and 1-night tent camp.
    • Standard 3 meals while on the trek and climbing time a cup of tea or coffee with meals
    • Experienced English-speaking government Licensed trekking guide
    • Climbing Guide with the Climbing crew
    • Between 2 trekkers 1 porter
    • Climbing Guide, Trekking Guide, and Porter salary, food, equipment, and insurance including on-trip cost
    • All applicable Climbing Permits, National park TIMS, and Local permits
    • Flight tickets from Kathmandu- Lukla or manthali – Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu or manthali 
    • Sleeping bag down jacket if needed (It’s refundable)
    • Crampons, Ice axe, Helmet, harness, Climbing boot and Carabineers are included in the trip cost
    • Nepal Nirvana Trails Duffel Bag, Trekking map, and Water purifications drop Complimentary.
    • Official expenses and government tax/vat.
    • Farewell Dinner in a fine Restaurant 

    What's Excluded

    • International flight tickets
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Lunch, Dinner, and Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu
    • Travel and health Insurance which cover emergency Rescues and evacuations
    • During trekking time personal expenses, snacks, drink Beer coke, juice, water, Hot showers, wi-fi, etc.
    • Tips for guide, and porter (it is expected)

    Useful Info

    Mera Peak difficulty

    Mera peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. The climbing route is not technically difficult, so this peak is one of the ideal options for new climbers. With some climbing training and proper acclimatization, one can climb Mera peak without any issues. 

    You have to be prepared physically and mentally to be at a high altitude in one of the world's remotest parts. Even though Mera peak lets you skip the advanced climbing part, the long walking hours and limited facilities make the overall journey challenging.

    The terrain is rough and steep. There are long ascends & descends involved along the trekking route. You can do Mera peak climbing smoothly with a properly planned itinerary and an experienced climbing crew.

    Altitude Sickness

    Altitude sickness occurs when people are not used to high altitudes, and they quickly go from a lower elevation to a higher elevation (2,500 m or above). You do not have to worry about altitude sickness because we have ample rest days in our Mera peak climbing itinerary. 

    Our crew will make sure your body sees a constant increase in elevation every day and adjust properly before pushing towards high camps. 

    Some early symptoms of altitude sickness you should know are difficulty in breathing, insomnia, headache, no appetite, dizziness, etc. Walk at your pace, eat nutritious food, and drink plenty of water. Do not smoke or drink anything with alcohol. 

    Training for the Mera Peak climbing

    To climb Mera Peak, first, you have to be an experienced trekker, and second, you have to give yourself a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks for the training period. Previous high altitude trekking up to 5,500 m will help you a lot in acclimatization and long walking hours (6-8 hours). 

    Training on endurance and strength is crucial. Building core calves will prepare your legs for uphill walks. You can even cycle uphill or swim to build your endurance. 

    Running will also help you prepare for the expedition. Start with 5 km and increase to 10 km after a month and try running with at least a 7 kgs backpack to build your strength. 

    Our team will help you with preparation and help you get ready with the needed mindset for the expedition. Similarly, we will help you with packing and buying the necessary clothing/gear for climbing Mera Peak.

    Last Minute Booking for Mera Peak climbing

    100% of the Mera peak climbing cost needs to be made for a last-minute booking. It will help us do necessary accommodation reservations in Kathmandu and along the trekking route. 

    Along with the deposit, details like gender, nationality, date of birth, passport number, and passport expiry date are also needed. You need to send us a soft copy of the passport with other details. 

    For more information regarding the last-minute booking, feel free to talk with us. 

    Best time to climb Mera Peak

    The best time to climb Mera peak is in spring- March to early May. It's the mountaineering season in the Himalayas. Thanks to the stable weather in spring, there are no delays in flights, and you'll be able to push to the summit as per your itinerary. 

    We do keep a reserve contingency day if any unseen event occurs during the climbing period. You can also plan to climb Mera peak in autumn- October to November. This is another great time of the year for excursions in the Himalayas. 

    Accommodation & Meals

    Meals during the climbing period are prepared by skilled and experienced expedition cooks. The food we provide will be hygienic, and nutritious and will help maintain your diet. We provide all kinds of food, including continental, Nepali, Tibetan, etc. 

    Breakfast includes porridge, egg, bread, and so on. A number of the items in the lunch contain rice, lentils, beans, greens, chapattis, bread, and tinned meat and fish. For desserts, tea or coffee or fresh fruits are provided. For the main meal, there is local Dal Bhat. Chinese and continental dishes like pizza, pasta, noodles, etc, are served occasionally.

    The accommodation includes Hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast. Lodge accommodation will be provided from Paiya (first night stop) to Lukla (ending point of the journey). From Mera peak base camp and here onwards, we will use alpine tents with a full board basis.

    Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is an essential part of our Mera peak climbing. We do need well-covered travel insurance with emergency evacuation for the Mera expedition.

    Your travel insurance should consist of the following things: 

    1. Medical rescue and treatment: It is necessary for all the people going on mountain expeditions to have insurance cover for emergency evacuation and medical treatment as medical evacuation in remote places, where there is no transportation available is very expensive. The clients need to get fully insured.  
    2. Travel protection: Insurance having travel protection helps you cover all the trip deposits that are non-refundable in case you might have to cancel the trip. The policy can also help when your flight gets delayed due to insured events like natural disasters, bad weather, political disturbance, etc. 
    3. Lost or delayed baggage: Most travel insurance also covers the lost or delayed baggage cost. However, there is a limit to how much it covers. Check with your travel insurance provider. 

    Climbing Tips (electricity, internet, ATM, luggage, tipping, personal expenses)

    1. Do not wear a new pair of shoes while hiking or climbing. It may give you blisters and make long walks uncomfortable. If you are buying new trekking/climbing shoes, then wear them a few times before the journey begins. 
    2. There are charging stations in all the lodges. You can charge your devices by paying a little money. From base camp onwards, carry a solar charger to charge your devices. 
    3. There is no ATM on the Mera peak climbing route, so withdraw cash in Kathmandu to use while trekking.
    4. To have a better internet facility get a Nepal sim with a data pack and use it on the trail. The connection may not be stable all the time because of elevation. 
    5. All of our heavy trekking & climbing gears are carried by porters. You can carry a daypack to keep essentials with you. 
    6. Our Mera peak climbing cost does not contain tips. Feel free to tip our crew members at the end of the trip if you are happy with their work.
    7. Make a budget to use additional services on the trail, do shopping in Kathmandu, buy intentional flight tickets to/from Kathmandu, etc.

    FAQs

    • Mera peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal, standing at 6,476 meters sea level.

    • Mera peak is located in the Hinku valley, Nepal. The mountain is specifically situated in the Mahalangur section, Barun sub-section of the Himalayas in the Khumbu region.

    • No, you cannot climb Mera peak without a guide. Moreover, without a government-registered trekking company, you cannot even obtain a climbing permit.

    • In terms of technical difficulty, Mera Peak is not that challenging and is recommended to beginner climbers. However, the long journey in the remote Himalayas amidst the off-beat route and high elevation is for sure challenging. Unlike other trekking peaks in Nepal, the route to the summit of Mera peak is straightforward.

    • To reach Mera peak, you have to fly to Lukla and trek up to Khare, the base camp of Mera peak. The trekking route ascends south of Lukla through the stunning Hinku valley and returns via the Zatra La pass. 

    • The Mera peak climbing itinerary can go from 12 days to 21 days. Our ideal itinerary is 18 days long. If you are planning to climb Mera peak in less than 16 to 18 days, make sure you are well prepared for the journey physically.

    • No, Mera peak is not tougher than the Island peak. In terms of technical difficulty, the Island peak surpasses the Mera peak. However, the Mera peak has a higher altitude than the Island peak. Regardless of the elevation difference, we say Mera Peak is easier to climb than the Island peak.

    • Yes, you can see Mount Everest from Mera peak. Moreover, Mera peak offers one of the best perspectives of Everest and other eight-thousander mountains like Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and Cho Oyu.

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