Overview Mera Peak, situated in the Khumbu region of Nepal, is one of the most popular trekking peaks in the Himalayas, standing tall at an elevation of 6,476 meters (21,247 feet). A Mera Peak climbing trip also offers adventurers a thrilling and rewarding experience, combining breathtaking landscapes, challenging climbs, and cultural immersion. The journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, and beautiful valleys. As you ascend, the trail also gradually unveils the stunning views of towering peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu, creating a sense…
Mera Peak, situated in the Khumbu region of Nepal, is one of the most popular trekking peaks in the Himalayas, standing tall at an elevation of 6,476 meters (21,247 feet). A Mera Peak climbing trip also offers adventurers a thrilling and rewarding experience, combining breathtaking landscapes, challenging climbs, and cultural immersion.
The journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, and beautiful valleys. As you ascend, the trail also gradually unveils the stunning views of towering peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu, creating a sense of awe and inspiration.
The Mera Peak climbing itinerary typically includes ample acclimatization days to adapt to the high altitude and minimize the risk of altitude sickness. These rest days also offer opportunities to explore nearby villages, interact with the friendly Sherpa people, and gain insights into their unique mountain culture and traditions.
The climb itself requires basic mountaineering skills, such as using crampons, ice axes, and ropes. A professional climbing guide accompanies the expedition, ensuring safety and providing guidance throughout the ascent. The final summit push is an exhilarating experience as you make your way up the snow-covered slopes, surrounded by the vast Himalayan panorama.
Reaching the summit of Mera Peak is a truly unforgettable moment. Standing on the top, you are rewarded with awe-inspiring views that extend far beyond the horizon, with endless snow-capped peaks stretching as far as the eye can see. The sense of achievement and the overwhelming beauty of the surroundings create memories that last a lifetime.
After descending from the summit, the return journey follows a different trail, offering a fresh perspective on the landscape. The descent is often accompanied by a mixture of emotions, as you bid farewell to the majestic Himalayas and reflect on the incredible journey you have undertaken.
In conclusion, a Mera Peak climbing trip is a remarkable adventure that combines the joys of trekking, mountaineering, and cultural exploration. It is an opportunity to challenge yourself, immerse in nature’s grandeur, and create memories of a lifetime.
Early in the morning fly from Kathmandu to lukla takes about 35 minutes and stay overnight in lukla the get way to Everest. In afternoon make a small trip around lukla. It’s up hill walk through the forest for 4 hrs to chuttanga.
Its steep uphill walk for 4 hrs till the pass of chattra la (4300m) from where we could have nice Mountain View and then 2 hrs down hill walk takes us to chattra.
The trail goes down hill through mixed forest all the way to the river and then up hill following the river all the way to kothe. The day as well you will see good Mountain View as well as view of mera peak. It takes 5 hrs down hill and 1 hr up hill walk to reach kothe, our overnight place.
From kothe trail follow the river up ward all the way to Thagnak. In this day you can have great view of Mera, Mera la Glacier and other mountain as well. Thagnak is a small Sherpa Village, stay overnight in Thagnak.
Today is a day scheduled for acclimatization. Since an activity helps us in proper acclimatization, we will be taking a side trip to either Charpate Himal Glacier or a nearby hill. Our main objective is to climb high and sleep low and this is exactly what we will be doing on this day. After our acclimatization, we retrace back to Thaknang for overnight stay.
This is an up hill trail. You can have view to Mera peak, Kusum Kangaru and many more. On this day the trail goes up for 2 hrs then nice walk till the place call dig kharka then again steep ascend to khare for about 2 hrs. Enjoy the alpine zone walk and stay overnight in Khare.
Rest and get organized before moving up for the climb.
In the morning, there will be a climbing course at the nearby hill, where your guides will teach you the required climbing skills and the basic safety instructions. The course will mainly consist of using the climbing gears in a proper way and glacier travel. Proper usage of safety cord and Terrian instructions will be given too.
In the afternoon, it’s free time to rest and get organized before moving up to Mera Peak high camp the next day.
We will need to use climbing gears like Crampons and axe to take the steep ascend to High Camp of Mera Peak. From Mera La, we will ascend the glaciated path. At around 5800m elevation, we will find a rocky section among glacier to set up our high camp. Existing at the edge of mountain, the area offers striking view of Kanchenjunga that rises to the east above the ridge of Chamlang. We will also get exquisite views of Makalu, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, the southern section of Lhotse and Lhotse Shar Mountains.
We will wake up much early on this day. After tea, we will take slow climb towards the summit. Temperature remains on an average 10 degree Celsius below Zero on this region. We will climb the glacier and proceed to snow hump-back ridge. We will follow the non-technical and classic route through the south-east ridge. Climbing further through the snout of glacier, we will climb over the south summit to the summit ridge. Finally, the moment comes for which all of us were eagerly waiting. We will get the 360 degree views of many eight thousand meter peaks including views of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and other peaks and mountains. We will spend some time on summit witnessing the views before taking gradual descent to Khare where we will celebrate the successful climb and stay overnight.
This is a free day. Peak Climbing is a challenging task. Multiple factor like weather condition comes into action. Also, our crew members might get injured or sick from High Altitude Sickness. In such case, our schedule might get affected. This contingency day will help us to make sure that our schedule will go on smoothly without interruption even if there occur complications while climbing the peak.
We will leave Khare and lower down through the Hinku valley to Khote. The trail is much easier as we will be taking steep descent..
Early in the morning, we will follow the steeply raising trail for couple of hours through the lush green forest existing to the western edge of Hinku Valley which will take us to Thuli Kharka. The trail is pleasant. We can feel the aroma of blooming red rhododendron that breathes life to the forest. Our camp site in Thulikharka allows us the views of Mera peaks including Mera North, Mera Central and Mera South.
From Thulikharka, we will climb uphill for couple of hours to reach Zatrwa La pass. The pass allows an exquisite view of Lukla valley and surrounding peaks and mountains including Cho yu, Kongde, Numbur, Kusum Khangru and others. We will descend from Zatrwa La to Chutanga and follow the straight path all the way to Lukla village. Later we celebrate our successful completion of climb with our Sherpa guides and porters who we’ve got to know so well & are now good friends. It’s a pleasure to end this wonderful trip on a happy note. We then slumber into blissful sleep.
Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. We will be transferred to hotel in a private vehicle in Kathmandu. Take leisure and soothe your aching limbs from long and tiring peak climb.
Enjoy a leisure day. You are on your own. Participating in a day tour in Kathmandu is a pleasant plan. You can also go shopping in Thamel, a tourist hub where you can buy souvenir items like handicrafts and art for your family. At eventide, we will relish a farewell dinner to celebrate our successful climb.
Please do not hesitate to let us know if you would like to extend your stay. Kindly email us for more details on extensions.
Finally, the undeniable day of departure arrives. Thank you for joining us on this climb and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. You will be assisted in your last minute preparation. Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Keep in touch and hope to hear from you soon. Bon voyage for a safe and pleasant trip home.
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
Mera Peak is one of the most alluring trekking peaks in Nepal as it Involves a culturally stimulating journey through picturesque villages and forests – followed by a gentle climb to the 6476m/21,246 ft Summit. Mera Peak is perhaps best known because it is Nepal’s highest trekking peak, i.e.: any peak above this height is considered a full expedition peak with it’s associated higher permit cost. The Mera climb comes at the end of a two weeks long trekking and acclimatization program followed by a climbing program designed to give you the best possible chance of success. So far we have had 99% success rate in all of our Mera Peak expedition. The trip initiates in Kathmandu where we make last minute preparations and enjoy the cultural diversity of this ancient city before embarking on a short drive to Jiri and enter the Hinku from the south via Pangkongma to Khumbu valley and entranceway to Mt Everest. The expeditions are being run during both the post, and pre-monsoon seasons of 2007/8.This trip offers highlights of non-technical climbing at moderate to high altitude, and even though it is not technically difficult, the climb incorporates a lot of the components of the higher expedition peaks. In addition to the climbing the expedition offers stunning Himalayan views and exciting Nepalese cultural experiences. An ascent of Mera Peak is regarded as the ideal introduction to Himalayan climbing. Whether you’ve climbed mountains before, or you just have aspirations to experience Himalayan expedition life, this introductory trip will enable you to truly savor the realities of expedition and many a Mera peak climber has been inspired onto other high mountains. The climbing is low angle and involves the use of two camps on the mountain before making the attempt at the top. You will be supervised and supported by our qualified sherpa and climbing guide who will teach you the necessary skills while experiencing this fantastic and safe adventure.
Note regarding accommodation in Kathmandu:
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal, where you need to stay before and after the trekking. In this connection, we have included 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu in above package. Instead of 3 stars, if you would like to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu for 4 stars or five stars, please, let us know, we will book accordingly.