Short Mera peak climbing - 12 Days

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Know before you go
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Best Season Mid-Sep - Nov and Mar to May
  • Trip Area Mera Peak
  • Maximum Altitude 6461m.|21197ft.


  • Ascend the highest trekking peak with an experienced trekking and climbing guide
  • The 12-day short route to climb Mera Peak
  • Pass through Zatrwa La, alpine jungle and glacier trails
  • Incredible panoramas of the eight-thousanders
  • Trek through the stunning village and experience the lifestyle of Sherpas

Mera peak climbing is the highest trekking peak with an elevation of 6476m in Nepal. Mera peak climbing is a demanding trek for adventurers. The Mera Peak offers breathtaking views of nearby 8000m peaks such as Mt. Everest (8848.86m.|29031ft.), Mt. Lhotse(8516m.|27939ft.), Mt. Cho Oyo(8188m.|26863ft.), Mt. Makalu(8463m.|27765ft.), and Mt. Kanchenjunga(8586m.|28169ft.), and several other 6000m and 7000m peaks.

Mera Peak Climbing

 Our 12 days of short Mera peak climbing begin with the mountain flight to Lukla and follow the Hinku Valley. The mera peak climbing is ideal for beginner trekkers with proper fitness. The shortest route to Mera peak climbing takes 12 days. This 12-day trek is complete within this period, including a day for acclimatization. The 18-day Mera peak climbing has a different trekking route and distance than the short 12-day Mera peak climbing.

With our experienced trekking and climbing guide, we are confident that you will reach the highest trekking peak in Nepal via our 12 days itinerary. We ensure that you have every possibility of successfully climbing short Mera Peak. Thus, you can be proud of your accomplishment in climbing Mera peak and making your dream come true with us.

Best Season for Short Mera Peak Climbing 2024|2025 

Mid-September to November(Autumn) and March to May(Spring) 2024|2025 is the best season for short Mera peak climbing in Nepal. During this time, there is no snowfall, and the weather is good with a clear sky.

Some people choose to climb Mera Peak in the off-seasons, such as winter and monsoon. Though climbing during these seasons is possible, it is dangerous and difficult.

If you have any queries regarding the trip, email us at or contact us at +977 9841380469 for a quick response. 

You can also check out our 18 Days- Mera Peak Climbing itinerary, Lobuche Peak Climbing, and many more other packages.


Day to Day Details

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Duration: 35 min Flight and 5 hours trek
We will begin our trek with the 35 min flight to Lukla, the access point to the Everest Treks. We will have our breakfast at Lukla and rest for some time. Then, we will move towards Chutanga, leaving Lukla behind. Passing through numerous picturesque villages and pine forests, we will reach Chutanga in about 5 hours. We will stay overnight at Chutanga village.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3020m.|9908ft.

After having our breakfast at Chutanga with the majestic views, we start our hike for today. Moving along the easy path, we will walk the steep uphill reaching Zatrwa La Pass (4610m.|15124ft.). The vistas of Kongde Ri (6187m.|20298ft.), Numbur Himal (6958m.|22828ft.), Karyolung (6511m.|21361ft.), and many more are from the top of Zatrawa La pass. A 2-hour descent from the top takes us to Thuli Kharka, where we can enjoy a downhill walk through yak pastures. While traveling, we may come across some of the yaks.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4300m.|14107ft.

Go through the upper Hinku valley today. The treeline vanishes as we climb at this height, there are no large localities; instead, there are kharkas or yak grazing grasslands. We stop for refreshments along the route. Charpati Himal, Mera Peak, and Thamserku’s breathtaking vistas are awe-inspiring. We arrive at Kote passing through Tashing Ongma, Mosom Kharka, and Gondishung.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4182m.|13720ft.

In the sight line of Mera Peak, we go along the Hinku Khola’s ridge. We cross the 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa, where Mera Peak and its approach road are carved into the rock. We just need to travel a little distance to reach Thaknak, a summer grazing region with simple cabins and stores.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4358m.|14297ft.

After departing Thaknak, we go to Dig Kharka along the lateral glacier of Dig Glacier, which provides stunning scenery of Charpate Himal.  It will be incredible to be able to see Mera Peak’s northern face from Khare.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 5000m.|16404ft.

We will have pre-climb training on an acclimatization day before your climb. Utilizing a harness and climbing gear, ascend and descend the rocky terrain. If this is your first ascent of the mountain, the training will be beneficial for you as our knowledgeable climbing guides will impart some useful information and highly helpful advice to ensure a safe ascent. You can pack for the summit push after doing one last gear and equipment check.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 5000m.|16404ft.

We trek to Mera La via a rough, steep trail. The three peaks of Mera Peak: Mera South (6,065 meters), Mera North (6,476 meters), & Mera Central (6,461 meters) can be seen in magnificent detail. Mera Central is the top that we are attempting to climb. We reach Mera Peak high camp after a journey up the Mera Glacier; the hike is on a moderate slope. There hasn’t been any technical climbing up to this point.

  • Tent Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 5780m.|18963ft.

It is the day of the expedition. We get up at 2:00 in the morning. The temperature will initially be really low, but as we get farther up the glaciers and onto an odd ridge, it will quickly warm up. The large peaks were bathed in a stunning crimson light when the sun's first rays arrived. As we gently ascend higher into the increasingly thin air, the course remains uncomplicated. Behind the crest, the slope becomes steeper, and the peak is once again visible. If the mountaineering leader feels it is necessary, we may utilize a fixed rope at the base of the last steep summit cone. Only just a few meters separate us from the peak. The mighty Himalayas, including Mt. Everest (8,848.86m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Makalu (8,463m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Baruntse (7,129m), and others, are breathtakingly visible from the top. We later return to the high camp, where we relax for a bit before making our way down to Khare.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 6461m.|21197ft.

It's time to return to Kote after crossing the peak off the bucket list and getting back to Khare. We will retrace our path to Kote. However, the Kote is readily reachable within 3 to 4 hours of trekking.  Since most of the path is downhill, walking on downhill trails is simpler and faster. You will notice a drop in elevation as you travel back down the route from Khare to Kote. The majority of your stroll will take place in a lush forest of oaks, pines, and rhododendron trees.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4182m.|13720ft.

After breakfast, we start the hike to Thuli Kharka. We ascend and descend, passing several Inkhu Khola tributaries. We decide to take the route to our right and keep on moving. After passing a Chorten, we continue on our trail's steep descent. Then we climb to Thuli Kharka, passing another Chorten on the route.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4300m.|14107ft.

We once more cross the 4,610 meters high Zatrwa La pass after leaving Thuli Kharka. We get to the pass in approximately two hours. We can see a portion of the route we traversed and the scenery is breathtaking and amazing-looking mountains like Numbur Himal, Dudh Kunda, Kongde, and Khumbila. We descend a trail and walk to Lukla. It is our final night on the trek.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2840m.| 9317ft.

We take off early in the morning for Kathmandu. We may rest or buy souvenirs in Kathmandu once we arrive. Today is our opportunity to tour any further parts of Kathmandu. To celebrate the climbers' successful ascent of Mera Peak, a farewell dinner will be held in the evening.

  • Breakfast, and Farewell Dinner
  • 1400m.| 4593ft.

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Route Map

Short Mera peak climbing - 12 Days map

What's Included

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

What's Excluded

  • Food and Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Climbing Boots ($20 per day)
  • Travel and health Insurance which cover emergency Rescues and evacuations
  • Porter if required we can provide
  • During trekking time, personal expenses, snacks, Beer, coke, juice, mineral/boiled water, Hot showers, Wi-Fi, battery charging, etc.
  • Tips for guide, and porter (it is appreciated)

Client Reviews

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    KrittaponThailandApril 17, 2024

    Mera peak (short route)

    "I traveled to Mera Peak privately with Nepalnirvanatrails in mid-April 2024, taking the short route which only took 12 days in total. You need to be physically fit. You'll have a rest day at Khare (4900) for training and acclimatization. Then, you'll journey to High Camp (5800) and summit (6476) with climbing guide. I was excited to reach the Mera summit and grateful to KP for organizing everything, including the somewhat uncertain flight from Lukla, which KP managed seamlessly."

    Dear Krittapon, Namaste!
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience with us at the Mera Peak trekking and climbing. Thank you once again for choosing Nepal Nirvana Trails for your trekking and climbing adventure. We hope to welcome you back for more memorable experiences in the future!
    Best Regards,
    Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.
    WhatsApp: +977 9841380469

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