19 days
Duration
Extreme
Trip Level
2
Group Size
6476 m
Max-altitude

Mera Peak Climbing and trekking is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal. It has established itself as one of the best climbing peaks because of its spectacular 360-degree view of mountain ranges like Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse. The Mera peak lies to the south of Everest and the northeast of Lukla. Mera Peak climbing is а very popular and comparatively straightforward compared to the other treks in the region.

A moderate physique and excellent health conditions are sufficient, but it requires proper acclimatization as the top of the peak is at а height of 6654 m. The trail to the top of this majestic peak offers trekkers incredible topographic and cultural beauty. This Mera Peak trek is ideal for those with moderate mountaineering experience with аn average level of physical condition.

The Mera peak climbing begins with а beautiful flight to Lukla as others trek in the Everest region. Then the trail passes through the charming villages, beautiful valleys, glaciers, and views of the snow-capped peaks. It is accompanied by proper lodging facilities and the warm hospitality of the ethnic populations residing here. There are three summits of the Mera Peak climbing, out of which two are comparatively easy to ascend. The south and north mountain are more comfortable than others.

Mera Peak Climbing: Quick facts

Wilderness experience, Ascending the gorgeous Hungku Valley
Ascension highest trekking peaks Mera peak with an elevation of 6476 meters

Spectacular 360-degrees mountain scenery, close-up view of five mountain over 8000 meters
Thrilling but exciting and adventurous flight in and out from Lukla
Mera Peak Climbing Trip facts
Trek Duration 14 days
Trek Difficulty Challenging
Trek Starts/Ends Lukla
Accommodation Lodge/Camping
Mera Peak Climbing Map

Mera peak climbing itinerary

Days Trek Program Altitude in Meters Distance
1. Arrival day 1350
2. Free day & trek preparation
3. Fly to Lukla then trek to Chutanga 3050 4h00
4. Acclimatization day! 3050
5. Chutanga to Thuli Kharka via Zatra – La (4700 m) 4300 6h00
6. Thuli Kharka to Kothey 3691 6h00
7. Kothey to Thangnag 4350 4h00
8. Thangnag to Khare 5050 3h00
9. Acclimatization & rest day!
10. Khare to Mera Base Camp via Mera – La (5415 m) 5300 5h00
11. Mera Base Camp to Mera High Camp 5780 4h00
12. High Camp t0 Khare via Mera Summit (6476 m) 8 – 10h00
13. Reserved day!
14. Khare to Kotey 6h00
15. Trek to Thuli Kharka 6h00
16. Trek to Lukla
17. Lukla to Kathmandu by plane.

After choosing the required route to take, then the trail climbs to the Mera Base Camp. Proper acclimatization is mandatory after a day’s rest; trekkers trek up to the Mera High Camp. Following another day’s rest, the peak of Mera Peak can reach. The ridge’s top offers а chance to witness nature since it’s best with the pristine snow-capped mountains all around.

The same route can retrace to return, but the itinerary can extend to Island Peak Climbing via Amphu Laptsa pass. Once, it allows exploring Mera valley and Khumbu valley in a single excursion. The Mera Peak Climbing trail offers spectacularly scenic, geographical, and topographic beauty and an opportunity to observe the lifestyles of the various ethnic groups. So, it makes up for the cultural diversity of Nepal.

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Best Time To Climbing Mera Peak

The best seasons to climb Mera Peak are spring (March to May) and fall (mid-September to November). During these seasons, the weather remains dry and steady, making it excellent for climbing.

Spring is the most popular climbing season in Nepal. The temperature is mild during this season, and there is less snow on the mountain, making it easier to ascend. You go through the foothills before reaching the base of Mera Peak, from whence you begin your ascent of the peak. During the spring, the green highlands are carpeted with wildflowers, particularly rhododendron blossoms.

Likewise, autumn is the second most popular climbing season. With the end of the rainy monsoon season, which clears the sky of dust and pollution, one may enjoy crystal clear vistas throughout this season.

It is not advisable to plan this adventure during the monsoon or late winter season, as the rains and snow make climbing hazardous.

Mera Peak Climbing Permit Cost

The Permits are essential for Climbing Mera Peak that can only apply via government-registered trekking companies. To obtain a climbing permit, one should book an adventure with a registered trekking agency in Nepal. You’ll need the three different permits to climb Mera Peak.

They are the Makalu Barun National Park entry fee, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry fee, and Peak permit for climbing Mera Peak. The cost of the entry permits Makalu Barun National Park and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality are NPR 3000 and NPR 2000 respectively.

But the cost of a climbing permit for Mera peak varies according to the seasons. For the spring season (Mar to May), the Mera Peak Climbing Permit cost is US$ 250, and US$ 125 for the autumn season (Sept-Nov). Likewise, during the off-seasons like the month of Dec-Feb and Jun to August is US$ 70.

You will be required to pay NPR 2000 Gauri Shankar Conservation Area Permit fee if you plan to a trek from Jiri. Before you begin your trek, you’ll receive a permit from the office of the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.

We generally include these all in our trip proposal. So, you won’t have to worry about those permits because the company will take care of everything.

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Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of the Arrival gate with a Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.
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Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit the heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by a pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet trekking guide and other team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment, and nature of peak climbing and other necessary information
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Day 3: Kathmandu – Lukla – trek to Chutanga (3050 m) 4h00 walk.

Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu, with spectacular mountain scenery as we fly 40 minutes. The trek begins with four hours walking out of the beaten track, passing through the tea shops and a small settlement of chuntok and up through the forest grazing area of Chutanga.
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Day 4: Acclimatization day!!!

The trek rapidly enters into a higher altitude. We make a side trip around 4000 meters to gain an altitude giving views over Dudh Koshi valley and Atwra La pass, then descend back to Chutanga. It is important to have acclimatization quickly entering to more than 4000 meters in the next day.
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Day 5: Chutanga – Zatra-La (4700 m) – Thuli Kharka (4300 m) 6h00 walk.

The trail goes gradually uphill a long day to enter the high alpine pastures leaving behind the lush green vegetation. A steep ascend that leads the top of Zatra-La and equally continues to follow to Thuli Kharka, a high pasture above the Hinku valley.
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Day 6: Thuli Kharka – Kothe (3691 m) 6h00 walk.

The trail gradually descends across the three ridges before steeply down to Hinku River and climbing up to Kothe passing through the Pine and Bamboo forest. The first glimpse of the Mera Peak provides from the village.
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Day 7: Kothe – Thangnak (4356 m) 4h00 walk.

The trail leads up through the west side of Hinku Valley; we trek through yak pastures, the summer settlement. The trail is continuously keen on ascending and passes the Buddhist shrine to Thangnak.
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Day 8: Tangnak – Khare (5045 m) 3h00 walk.

The trail continues moves further into the valley ascending along the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Khare, offering a glimpse of Mera Peak.
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Day 9: Acclimatization and rest day!!!

The day is supposed to be rest and acclimatization. But it does not recommend staying idle. The training session starts here to occupy the gears for the next day’s adventure and build up your confidence.
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Day 10: Khare – Mera-La (5415 m) – Mera Base Camp (5300 m) 4h00 walk.

Processing walks along through the glacier, approaches on slope till Mera –La (5415 m) then trek descends a bit to the campsite.
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Day 11: Mera Base Camp – Mera High Camp (5780 m)

A super day, we continue to ascend the north flank of the Mera peak that offers stunning views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Makalu and others peak is unforgettable.
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Day 12: Mera High Camp – Mera Summit (6476 m) – Khare. 8-10h00 walk.

This is a great day; the crew member wakes up at around 2 am for the preparation and fixes all the safety lines wherever necessary. A long and steep climb leads you to the top of Mera Peak. A short stay on the summit of Mera peak, enjoying the spectacular views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, other peaks, and the sunrise over Everest and Kanchenjunga is truly unforgettable. You retrace your steps down to Khare.
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Day 13: Reserved Day

This is considering as security day in case of bad weather. There is no guarantee for the weather. If the weather does not allow making the summit on a planned day or can use as acclimatization for somebody in the group may get a problem
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Day 14: Khare – Kothe 6h00 walk.

After a successful summit of Mera Peak, we retrace back to Hinku Valley to Kothe. Now, the altitude continues losses and leave behind the Himalayan background.
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Day 15: Kothe – Thuli Kharka 6h00 walk.

We again climb up further two hours through the lush forest on the west side of the Hinku Valley to Thuli Kharka. It is a pleasant walk through the Pine and Rhododendron forest with the beaten path. We observe the glimpse of Mera peaks from Thuli Kharka.
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Day 16: Thuli Kharka – Lukla

A short climb up to Zatra La passes then equally descends the same trail taken before and ends the journey at Lukla.
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Day 17: Fly Back to Kathmandu.

Early morning, 40-minute thrilling flights to the airstrip from Lukla to Kathmandu by domestic plane offers a marvelous view of Central Himalayas and as well as beautiful landscape and hills
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Day 18: Free Day in Kathmandu

You have a chance to visit the rest of the city. It is considered a security day in case of flight interruption due to bad weather; this day can occupy. Otherwise, you may extend your adventure like Chitwan Safari, Hike around Kathmandu valley, Lumbini and Pokhara as well.
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Day 19: Final departure

You will be transfer to airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight to your home country

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please report at least 3 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
All domestic flight, Hotel/Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
All accommodations in Tea- houses – tents and all meals during the treks
All necessary documentation and permits
All ground transportation (as per mention in itinerary)
Professional guide and porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
NOT INCLUDED
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (advice to take accurate amount)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Travel Insurance
Gratuity for Guide and Porters

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Buddhist stupa mera trek
Mera base camp arrangement
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Mera Peak summit pose
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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
14/01/2020

Himalayan Exploration Treks were perfectly organized to ensure the safety of the climber as well as the successful climbing of the summit. We were impressed by the quality services and high standards of your climbing sherpa in his expertise and leadership. We recommend to all people who want to travel in Nepal, then choose Himalayan Exploration Treks.

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