15 days
Duration
2
Group Size
6476 m
Max-altitude

The Mera Peak Climbing & Trekking experience is perfect for people seeking a thrilling adventure. Not only does it offer unrivaled views of the majestic mountain ranges such as Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse, but it is also one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal. Located south of Everest and northeast of Lukla, climbing Mera Peak is relatively straightforward compared to other treks.

To reach the top of this snow-capped peak, which stands at 6476 meters above sea level, proper acclimatization, good health conditions, and a moderate physique are necessary. However, Trekkers will find a well-maintained path with excellent lodging facilities and friendly locals showing fantastic hospitality.

The adventure can begin with a flight to Lukla and exploration through lush villages and valleys while marveling at Mother Nature’s vistas! Mera Peak Climbing – a journey to conquer an epic peak, is one of the highest trekking peaks with stunning views of a range of mountains, including Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse.

Located south of Everest and northeast of Lukla, it has become renowned for its comparatively straightforward climb compared to other treks. However, excellent physical health and a good acclimatization level are necessary for a successful climb, as the summit is 6476 meters above sea level.

Mera Peak Climbing: Quick facts

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

Spectacular 360-degree mountain scenery, close-up view of five mountains 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

Outline 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.

Things to know 

Prepare for the altitude: Mera Peak is a high-altitude peak, and climbers need to be prepared for reduced oxygen levels that can lead to fatigue, nausea, headaches, and other symptoms of altitude sickness. Proper acclimatization is essential to make a safe ascent. 

Climb gradually: Slowly Climbing gives you more time to acclimatize, rest, and refuel energy snacks. Take frequent breaks and drink plenty of fluids until you reach your desired summit point.

Choose the right gear: Suitable clothing for Mera Peak includes an insulated jacket, trekking poles, hiking boots, warm clothing layers, and rain gear that is waterproof and breathable. 

Secure a permit: The government of Nepal requires licenses for all climbers attempting Mera Peak. Ensure you obtain your permit before beginning your expedition to avoid penalties or delays on the mountain. 

Select the correct route: There are several routes leading up to Mera Peak with varying difficulty levels depending on the climber’s preference and level of experience. 

Seek professional guidance: Only attempt to climb this peak with proper training or help from a climbing specialist who knows the terrain well and can advise on routes, weather conditions, and safety precautions. 

Respect local laws: All members should respect the laws and customs of the local people while climbing Mera Peak. For example, leave no trace by picking up all garbage from campsites before moving further up the mountain.

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The Best Time to Climb and Trek to Mera Peak

Are you looking for an adventure of a lifetime? Then, Mera Peak is the perfect destination! Located in Nepal, it stands at 6476 meters and is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal. It offers stunning views of some of the world’s most iconic mountain ranges, including Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Lhotse.

Mera Peak climbing can be done throughout the year, but there are two best times to climb: October-November (Autumn) or March-May (Spring). Autumn season falls during clear skies with moderate temperatures, making it ideal for summit attempts, while Spring brings warmer days that provide excellent visibility over snow-capped mountains. Both seasons offer plenty of opportunities to explore this beautiful region without too much hassle from extreme weather conditions like heavy rain or strong winds.

The months between June and August should be avoided due to monsoon rains, which make trails wet and slippery; however, if you want a quieter experience, these months suit you better as they will bring fewer crowds on your journey up Mera Peak!

Regardless of when you decide to go on your expedition, remember that preparation is crucial, so ensure all necessary precautions are taken before attempting this challenging yet rewarding trekking peak!

Mera Peak Climbing Permit Cost

Booking an adventure with a registered trekking agency in Nepal is essential to climbing Mera Peak. Booking with a certified agency is required to obtain a climbing permit. You will need at least three different licenses to climb Mera Peak. 

These are the entry fees for Makalu Barun National Park, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality, and the Peak permit for climbing Mera Peak.

The Makalu Barun National Park entrance permit costs NPR 3000, and for Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality, it costs NPR 2000.

The cost of a climbing permit varies throughout the year. For the spring season, the permit costs US$ 250 and US$ 125 for the autumn season. The off-season from Dec-Feb and Jun to August costs US$ 70.

If you trek from Jiri, you must pay the NPR 2000 for the Gauri Shankar Conservation Area permit fee. However, the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu will give you a permit before you embark on your trek.

The trip proposal has all of the above. The company will handle everything, so you won’t have to worry about it.

How difficult is it to climb Mera Peak?

Climbing at Mera Peak is one of the most rewarding experiences in the Himalayas. But it also comes with its own set of challenges and difficulties. So, if you’re considering taking on this peak, here’s what you need to know about how difficult it is to climb Mera Peak.

First, let’s talk about altitude: The summit of Mera Peak stands at 6,476 meters above sea level — that’s higher than any other trekking peak in Nepal! That means climbers will deal with a significant altitude gain as they ascend the mountain. Altitude sickness can be a real risk for those not used to such high elevations; therefore, proper acclimatization and hydration are essential for success when climbing Mera Peak.

The terrain itself presents another challenge: while much of the route follows well-defined trails through picturesque forests and meadows below 5500 meters, Some technical sections near the top still require basic mountaineering skills like ice axe use and crampon technique along exposed ridges before reaching your goal –the summit ridge leading up to Mera!

Finally, weather conditions must also be considered when planning an ascent on this peak. While temperatures may remain mild during daytime throughout most of the year, nighttime temperatures often dip significantly below zero degrees Celsius. Additionally, strong winds blowing from the Tibet side or across Khumbu Valley make things even more challenging during winter!

All these factors combined make climbing Mera Peak quite tricky but don’t let that stop you from trying. If you are adequately prepared, summiting this beautiful mountain should be possible!

Is Mera Peak more challenging than Island Peak?

You’ve got a fascinating question that often comes up when discussing peak climbing. Are you ready? It’s all about comparing the challenges of climbing Mera Peak versus Island Peak. Which one do you think is more demanding?

Mera Peak stands at 6476 meters, making it the highest trekking peak in Nepal. The climb begins with a moderate ascent up through forests before transitioning into steep snow climbs on its way to the summit ridge line from where you can see some of the world’s tallest mountains, including Mt Everest (8848m).

It is considered one of the most challenging non-technical peak climbing expeditions due to the high altitude & long duration required for acclimatization, unpredictable weather conditions & extreme cold temperatures during nights above 5000 meters. Therefore, it requires physical fitness, mental toughness & proper planning.

On the other hand, Island Peak stands at 6189 meters and offers technical climbing challenges such as ice walls and rock faces but no glaciers or crevasses like Mera, so this makes it more technically demanding than Mera but still quite challenging due to its higher elevation compared other peaks around Everest region like Lobuche East/West or Kwangde Ri.

The route takes you through beautiful villages inhabited by Sherpas who will welcome you warmly throughout your journey, adding charm while ascending towards the summit ridge line from where a spectacular view awaits, rewarding all efforts made till then!

To conclude, both expeditions offer their own distinct advantages. Island Peak demands more technical climbing skills compared to Mera Peak. However, Mera Peak presents a more significant challenge due to its extended acclimatization period and higher altitudes. This comprehensive guide on Mera Peak Climbing can assist you in planning your expedition effectively.

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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 a 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 for 40 minutes. The trek begins with four hours of walking out off 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 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 more than 4000 meters 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 for a long day to enter the high alpine pastures leaving behind the lush green vegetation. A steep ascends leads to 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 and 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 gear for the next day’s adventure and build your confidence.
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Day 10: Khare – Mera-La (5415 m) – Mera Base Camp (5300 m) 4h00 walk.

Processing walks through the glacier, approaches on slope till Mera –La (5415 m), then the trek descends 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 to prepare 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 considered a 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 leaves behind the Himalayan background.
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Day 15: Kothe – Thuli Kharka 6h00 walk.

We again climb up 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 a 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 offer a marvelous view of the Central Himalayas. As well as beautiful landscapes 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.
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Day 19: Final departure

You will be transferred to the 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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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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