Trip Fact

Trip Duration 18 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade High
Transportation Private vehicle / By Air
Accomodation Teahouse
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Trip Style Camping Trek
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max. Altitude 6,461m
Per Day Walking 4 - 6 Hours
Best Season March to May and September to November
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Trip Highlights

  • Thrilling and spectacular flight to Lukla Airport (Tenzin-Hillary Airport)
  • Visit ancient monasteries and have a rich cultural experience
  • Peak climbing for beginners in the Everest
  • Watch 6 of the highest mountain in the world from the top
  • Travel to the famous Everest region filled with high Himalayan ranges
  • It is popular, beautiful and one of the highest climbing peaks in the country
  • Experience nights in Mera Peak Base camp and Mera Peak High Camp
  • Mera Peak climbing fosters team spirit and develops leadership quality in you

Mera Peak at an altitude of 6476m is one of the popular climbing destinations among climbers visiting Nepal. It is an excellent peak for people to climb in the Everest region. The peak is both interesting and challenging to trek, explore, and have sight of high mountain ranges around the region. It is challenging for beginners, and great for training, for experienced climbers before trying to climb the difficult peaks in the region. Climbing Mera Peak demands a tough mentality with good physical fitness levels. Lukla is a starting point of Mera Peak. It (Lukla) is around 35 minutes away from Kathmandu in flight. After passing several ups and downs for some days from Lukla you reach the beautiful area of Mera. In comparison to other peaks, Mera Peak is not that technical but it demands more stamina from new climbers.

Our first destination towards the Mera Peak leads us to the remote and pristine valley of Hinky. The unspoiled area is great to view beautiful terraced fields, lush green forests, and more. Then you will make your way to the village of Khare at 5045 meters altitude. You will be passing rivers along with the glaciers which will be just perfect to prepare you for a wonderful climb.

After the entire walk from Lukla, you will climb to the base camp at 5350m and high camp at 5780m. You will then make the final day push to reach the top of the Mera peak at 6476m. The panoramic view from the summit is one of the most loved views by the climbers. The experience at the peak keeps the trekker spellbound with a view of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu which are some of the best 8,000m that can be seen in the region. Many other high mountain peaks of Nuptse (7855m) and Chamlang (7319m) will also surround you and keep your eyes busy. Our return trip will be through the beautiful Zatra La Pass which is a plus to the return trip to Lukla. You can experience a wonderful time exploring the famous Sherpa cultures and traditions of the region.

Mera Peak Climbing - The best viewpoint for 8000-meter mountains view

Mera Peak climbing itself a journey to the summit of 6476m altitude is also viewpoint to watch many of the famous snowcapped mountains in the Himalayan range. It offers a 360-degree view of 8 of the world’s 10 highest mountains where Mt Everest is the most popular one. It also has mesmerizing and spectacular views of 5 peaks above 8000m being Mount Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8485m), and Cho Oyu (8188m).  You can also see many more high peaks located inside the Everest region and the surrounding Himalayas.

Mera Peak Climbing Difficulty

As we have stated earlier, the Mera peak can be divided into three main peaks. The central peak is said to be the easiest and the made for beginner climbers. The Mera south peak is a moderate climb experience and takes a good toll on physical fitness and mind. The Mera North peak is said to be the most difficult and needs an experienced climber for climbing. The North peak of Mera shouldn’t be tried by any beginner climbers as it is highly technical. However, the Mera peaks are not life-threatening like the climb of Everest. The Mera peak climbing is an exercise many climbers do before they go for the extreme climbs of Island peak and Everest peak climb. The data rate in Mera peak is very rare, and not much recorded. The place is well suited for anyone who has just started with peak climbing activity. 

Best Season for Mera Peak Climbing

The Season of Mera peak climbing differs from its different peaks. The central peak can be ascended throughout the year. The spring and autumn in the months of March to May and September to November are considered to be the best time to climb the three peaks. The central and southern peaks can be climbed in any day. However, we recommend you to avoid the monsoon seasons of June to August. The cold really gets the best out of the climb in the southern peak at this time. The north face is the most challenging should only be attempted in the spring and autumn. Especially in spring, where one can have clear skies and wonderful views of the surrounding Himalayan ranges.

Mera Peak Climbing is an easy Climb

Mera Peak climbing is considered to be the easy side of peak climbing in Nepal. Many climbers going for the expedition to reach the summit of Mount Everest choose the Mera peak climb for a warm-up.  It is like an acclimatization and mountain climbing experience before facing the massive weight of climbing the Everest. A little bit challenging due to being at high altitude, this peak is perfect for beginners who do not have any climbing experience what so ever. However, any peak climbing is a tedious journey. So, mental and physical fitness s always a  necessity.

Trail filled with Flora and Fauna around Mera Peak

Mera Peak is located at the Makalu Barun national park. Established in 1991 AD, the park houses many wild species and is an extension to the famous Sagarmatha national park. It covers a massive 1500 square Kilometer range and holds many rare species of animals and plants. From the famous Red panda, Snow Leopard, Clouded Leopard, and Red fox to the 300 species of birds with varieties in mammals, reptiles, and amphibians, the park has many ponds, lakes, rivers, and forests with multiple habitats for these species. The place is just a natures wonder at an altitude of 5000m above sea level.

Nepal Trek Adventures has designed Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary in such a way that the trekker gets well acclimatize with the increasing altitude. There are three Mera Peaks for the expedition- North Mera Peak (6,476m), Central Mera Peak (6,461m), and South Mera Peak (6,064m). Among these three peaks, NTA operates Central Mera Peak because there are no crevasses and glacial changes in the route like North Mera Peak. This itinerary is prepared and suited for all travelers who want to enjoy the natural Himalayan panorama of the region at a cheaper and reasonable price range. Hence, feel free to make a booking with us anytime anywhere, as we are available 24*7 for your service.

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02:Briefing of the Climbing Journey
  • Day 03:Fly to Lukla and explore the area
  • Day 04:Trek to Chutanga
  • Day 05:Trek to Thuli Kharka via Zwatra la
  • Day 06:Trek to Kothe
  • Day 07:Kothe to Thaknak
  • Day 08:Thaknak to Khare
  • Day 09:Rest day in Khare (Acclimatization Day)
  • Day 10:Khare to Mera Base Camp
  • Day 11:Mera Base Camp to High camp
  • Day 12:Mera High Camp to Summit and Back to Khare
  • Day 13:Reserve Day for Contingency
  • Day 14:Khare to Kothe
  • Day 15:Kothe to Thuli Kharka
  • Day 16:Thuli Kharka to Lukla
  • Day 17:Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 18:Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu On your arrival in Kathmandu, a representative of NTA will receive you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You will have some spare time to hang around the city today. You can explore the Thamel area. In the evening, NTA will have prepared you welcome dinner for you.
  • Day 02:Briefing of the Climbing Journey Today is an important day for this trip. You will be briefed regarding peak climbing and also preparations for your journey. Renting for climbing equipment and team formation descriptions will be explained in detail. You will meet the trek leaders and other team members of the expedition to Mera peak.
  • Day 03:Fly to Lukla and explore the area After an early breakfast, today we officially begin our journey. We will be taking an early flight to Lukla from the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. We land at Tenzin-Hillary Airport in Lukla in around 45 minutes after the takeoff in the capital. The airplane to Lukla is one of the best air routes of the world that is surrounded by high peak mountains. Enjoying the beautiful sky views, we will land and meet our trekking guides and make trekking arrangements on our arrival. Today, we will roam around Lukla and enjoy the beautiful sights. We will spend our night at a lodge in Lukla.
  • Day 04:Trek to Chutanga It is our first day of trekking journey to reach the Mera peak. Our trail today will have foreigners and many locals in our path. After some time of walking from Lukla, we will reach beautiful forest trails filled with pine and rhododendron trees. We are walking below the Nau Lekh. It is also known as Kalo Himal Ridge. After a few more hours of walking, we will reach Chutanga. It is a place popular for summer pasture and is ideal to travel in spring. Stay overnight in Chuntaga.
  • Day 05:Trek to Thuli Kharka via Zwatra la Early morning, we will begin our trek today. We will be going through steep climbs and then will have to cross the Kalo Himal Ridge in the Nau Lekh. Nau Lekh is a range that separates Khumbu from Hinku Valley. A further steep climb will take us to a small pass known as Zatrwa Og. Here we can see many prayer flags. Then, we will further move towards Zatrwa-La. It is at a height of 4,600m. The path here is a bit misleading. But, when the weather is fair it is not that hard to identify the route. It takes around an hour to reach Thuli Kharka from Zarrwa- La. We will spend the night in Thuli Kharka.
  • Day 06:Trek to Kothe Trekking to Kothe from Thuli Kharka is a beautiful trail. You will cross three ridges namely, Hinku River, Hinku Valley, and Kothe. Rhododendron flowers bloom I the forest trail on the way. It helps to energize the trip further and helps to feel the nature up close. The mountain views will always be with you. We will pass local tea shops and cross the bridge over Sanu Khola, before finally reaching Kothe. Overnight stay will be in Kothe.
  • Day 07:Kothe to Thaknak Today we walk in the shadow of Mera Peak along the Ridge of Hinku River. We will reach Gondishung where there is 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa. Here in Lungsumgba Gompa Mera Peak is scripted in a rock. The scripture clearly depicts a way to the peak. A small walk finally takes us to Thaknak where we will spend our night.
  • Day 08:Thaknak to Khare Today we head to Khare. The mesmerizing view of Charpate Himal on the way to Khare attracts every traveler. We will pass through Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers before reaching Khare. The northern face of Mera Peak is visible from here. We can roam around Khare for the time being. Stay overnight in Khare.
  • Day 09:Rest day in Khare (Acclimatization Day) Today is a rest day and at the same time, the guides will make final preparations for the climbing of Mera Peak. All the gears and equipment are checked and precautions are calculated beforehand. If necessary, some hiking is also taken in order to get used to the terrain. However, it is not mandatory and will depend on your choice and the guide. Stay overnight at Khare.
  • Day 10:Khare to Mera Base Camp Our trek begins after breakfast. We will move towards Mera Peak base Camp. Walking through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail we reach the camp with hours of steady walking. We will climb further to take care of our bodies and breathing at higher altitudes. At Base Camp, we will take some rest. If somebody needs extra training to boost confidence, it is provided. The rest of the day would be to rest and prepare for the next day. Overnight will be at Mera Peak Base Camp.
  • Day 11:Mera Base Camp to High camp To reach Mera High Camp, we take the route of Mera La Pass. It is a rocky trail and could be challenging due to crevasses. We make our way to high camp at a steady pace. We will take our time and safely climb our way to the top. In the high camp, we will set up our tents. The views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, and many more mountains make our High Camp stays memorable.
  • Day 12:Mera High Camp to Summit and Back to Khare Today, we will go for the climb to the summit of Mera Peak. It is a day when your dream will come true. We will wake up at 2 Am in the morning and have our breakfast. We make a slow pace climb on the trip because the air will get thinner here. As the peak gets closer we climb carefully and get attached to a fixed rope that will help in the climb. In the top, we will be greeted with beautiful views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7,129m), and others. After some time in the peak, we retrace our path to High Camp where we will spend some time and from then mobe further down towards Khare where we will spend the night.
  • Day 13:Reserve Day for Contingency It is a day planned for contingency. It is not necessary that we will be able to climb the peak on the designated day. If the weather is adverse or unpredictable and we do not climb on the designated day and postpone it we will have a lease day to climb to the peak. This is why 13 days is recommended for travelers to keep in the schedule for the Mera peak climb. But, if the trekking goes as per plan then this 13th day is not required. Now we will make our way back to Lukla.
  • Day 14:Khare to Kothe We retrace our paths for Kothe which we had taken before. We will enjoy the beautiful Mountain View and slowly head back to Kothe. We will enjoy the night at Kothe and celebrate our succeeding at the peak climb in our trail. We will have a good rest today. Stay overnight at Kothe.
  • Day 15:Kothe to Thuli Kharka Walking on the west side of Hinku Valley, we move towards Thuli Kharka. We will enjoy the refreshing rhododendron which filled the forest with its beautiful red color and fragrance. From Thuli Kharka we will enjoy wonderful views of enjoying Mera North, Central, and Mera South as we make our way to today‚Äôs stay. Stay overnight at Thuli Kharka.
  • Day 16:Thuli Kharka to Lukla Getting back down, it will seem like the only thing in our mind. We will enjoy our views and take an ascending trail to Zatrwa La Pass. Beautiful Lukla Valley will welcome us no sooner as we cross the Pass. We will walk all the way down to Chutanga from Zatrwa La pass and then to Lukla where we will spend our night.
  • Day 17:Fly to Kathmandu Today marks the end of our journey in Everest. Early morning this day, we will catch a flight for Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you can enjoy some time shopping and traveling around the city. NTA will organize a farewell dinner for you. Stay overnight in a comfortable hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 18:Final Departure Today is the last day of your visit to Nepal. The representative of NTA will drop you at the airport three hours earlier to your scheduled flight.

Cost Includes

  • Costs related to all airport and hotel transfers
  • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes
  • All nights in local lodges/teahouses during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (on hire) and trekking map
  • All permits and necessary paper work (National park permit, TIMS)
  • First aid kit carried by your team
  • All taxes, be it local or government

Cost Excludes

  • Visa fee for Nepal (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • All conservation area and cultural heritage sites entrance fees
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from trekking than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel insurance (with minimum worth of USD 100,000.00 covering both medical and emergency evacuation)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
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    Excellent service. I was delighted to stumble across this company while wandering through Thamel. Lo and behold the owner, Binod, happened to be from the town I was based in, and knew a lot of the people I was dealing with during my time visiting Dhading. A few milk teas and some friendly chat later and I was booking a peak climb for Mera peak in the Hinku valley for May 2013. Binod is a charming and personable character and has your best interests at heart. He has a friendly and capable team who put me at ease about the preparations involved in getting ready for the expedition. They were very helpful in procuring rental gear (essential when you are new to Thamel), arranging your climbing passes, sorting out guides, and transfers to and from hotels and airports at critical times were arranged with no extra charge to the cost of the package. I had an amazing 3 weeks trekking and climbing in Sagarmatha national park, with a few days R&R arranged by Binod in Pokhara at the end to wind down. I felt in safe hands for the entire trip. I would highly recommend and would not hesitate to deal with this group again when (hopefully) I return to Nepal.

Where is Mera Peak Located?

Mera Peak is located in the Mahakulung Municipality of Solukhumbu district in the Everest region of Nepal. It lies inside the Makalu Barun National Park and along the Hinku Valley. Mera Peak Climbing is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal, which is situated at an altitude of 6,470 meters (21,227 feet).

Size of Trekking Group for Mera Peak Explore

For any trek, there will be one leader, and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the campaign. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if anybody in a group gets sick. NTA can operate this trek for a group of any size. But, a group of 10 are considered as optimum size. However, if you have a group of more than 10, NTA can arrange this too.

Accommodations during Mera Peak Climbing

While on the trek, we will spend all nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for this trek will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs an additional $ 300 to 350 US. You have to make adjustments if in some places single rooms are not available.

Meals during Mera Peak Climbing

During our trek, we will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, bread, and drinks of different variety and snacks. Breakfast of a day will be served at the same tea house or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner, and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu.

Getting Visa for Nepal

You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get a tourist visa for 15 to five months. It depends upon your purpose of visit but regarding the tour, you will get the visa for 15 to three months. For trekking, you need to submit a photocopy of a passport and two pp size photos of yours.