Mera Peak (6654m) Climbing In Nepal

  1. Duration18 Days
  2. Starts fromUSD 2055

Max. Altitude:6654m/21,190ft

Group Size:1-12

Accommodation:Hotel/Teahouse/Camp

Best Season:Spring-Autumn

Difficulty:NA

At 6,461m, Mera Peak Climbing is a great adventure for beginners to start to cut their teeth in the mountains. It is the highest trekking peak in Nepal rated as alpine PD difficulty. The approach to the summit of Mera Peak is technical at some part and straight vertical at some; where participants gain experience using crampons and other climbing gears. A pre-climb training at base camp will help you learn the best way of using climbing gears like ropes, ascender, descender, ice axe, harness etc.

As the Oxygen level at Mera summit is as half as at sea level, we suggest you to acclimatize your body well before starting the summit.

The full climb just takes one very long day; but that too is a great experience for high mountain expedition above 7,500m and 8,000m.

Mera Peak Climbing Route:

Like other treks in Everest region, Mera Peak Climbing trip starts with an adventurous trans-Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Take a left-hand side seat of the plane for great mountain views.

After meeting rest of our crew, we start our trek via rhododendron forest to Paiya and Pangom. We do not climb directly over Zatwa La, even though it is shorter route. Taking a long route helps us acclimatize well at thin atmosphere.

The trekking route to Mera is very less-crowded and you will pass many village perched on a ridge top. These villages are surrounded by ancient terraced fields and forests.

As we walk round the mountain, we head towards Mera Peak via intact bamboo and rhododendron forest.

Then we enter into the Arun Valley and climb to Khote. Forest line gradually gives was to alpine scrub and agriculture accordingly.

At Khote, we spend one more extra night for acclimatization: During the day time, we trek up to the hill located immediately next to Mera Peak.

Now we move north towards Khare and spend another night for acclimatization. The day time is used to practice glacier traverse techniques with your guides.

From Khare, we put on our crrampons, harnesses and ice axes, to make a climb to Mera La Camp. Mera La Camp offers dramatic views of sunset over the entire Khumbu Mountains.

Mera Peak Summit Day

Today we start early at around 2 in the morning. Though it is very cold; soon we get warmer as we continue walking on a vertical slope.

We climb via non-technical route for most of the time but it gets steepens for the section behind the ridge.

On final stage, we use fixed rope if your climbers believes its requirement.

The summit features dramatic views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7,129m) and others.

Then we retrace our step back to base camp and use same route to descend back to Lukla to catch a flight back to Kathmandu.

Mera Peak Climb – Ultimate Comfort and Safety

We offer you the full-supported tented camping services that includes a hygienic food prepared by expert high altitude cooks and his helper.

As safety is our prime concern, we always take a Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) or Oxygen cylinder along with a comprehensive medical kit.

We also provide you an experienced and government licensed climbing guide, his assistance (4 climbers: 1 assistant guide) and experienced local porter (2 climbers: 1 porter).

All the gears we provide are of top-notch quality.

  • Exciting mountain flight to Lukla. (Tenzing Hillary airpot)
  • Trekking to less visited hinku valley through the traditional sherpa village. 
  • Climb Highest trekking Peak in Nepal, with elevation of 6476 meters Mera North. 
  • Views 14 of 5 eight thousender peak from Mera Peak Summit, Mount Cho Oyu, Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) and transfer to the hotel

Day 02:Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparation

Day 03:Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730m/8,956ft): 40 minute flight, 5 – 6 hours trek

Day 04:Paiya – Panggom (2,846m/9,393ft) – 4 – 5 hours

Day 05:Panggom – Ningsow (2,863m/9,186ft) – 7 – 8 hours

Day 06:Ningsow – Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft) – 7 – 8 hours

Day 07:Chhatra Khola – Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft) – 6 – 7 hours

Day 08:Kothe – Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft) – 3 – 4 hours

Day 09:Thaknak – Khare (5,045m/16,486ft) – 2 – 3 hours

Day 10:Khare: Acclimatization and Pre-climb training

Day 11:Khare – Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft) – 6 – 7 hours

Day 12:Summit Day: Mera Peak High Camp – Mera Peak Summit (6,461m) and back to Khare (5,045m/16,547ft) – 8 – 9 hours

Day 13:Reserve day for contingency

Day 14:Khare – Kothe (3,600m/11,808ft) – 4 – 5 hours

Day 15:Kothe – Thuli Kharka (4,300m/14,107ft) – 5 – 6 hours

Day 16:Thuli Kharka – Lukla via Zatrwa La Pass: 6 – 7 hours

Day 17:Lukla – Kathmandu – 40 minute

Day 18:Final Departure


Cost Details

Services includes are:
  •  Airport pickups and drops service in private vehicle
  •  Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  •  Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  •  Tented accommodation during the climb
  •  All the standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
  •  Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu
  •  Private vehicle and professional tour guide for city sightseeing tour
  •  An experienced, well-trained and English speaking climbing guide, trek guide and assistant guides
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porters)
  • All the staffs salary, insurance, transportation, accommodation, food and domestic airfare
  •  All the necessary paper work, trekking permits and Mera Peak climbing permit
  • Top-notch tents and kitchen equipment
  •  Group mountaineering climbing equipment
  •  Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All governmental and local taxes
Services not includes are:
  • Nepal entry vis fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (USD 1.5 per kg for more than 15kg)
  • Personal nature expenses: alcoholic beverage, laundry, phone calls, internet and more
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • Travel and emergency rescue insurance (however we can help you find the best insurance)
  • Altitude Chamber (PAC) or Oxygen
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide
  • Optional trips

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) and transfer to the hotel Our airport representative will receive you outside the airport terminal hall and transfer you to the designated hotel. Look for you name on placard or display card.
Note: If you happen to arrive Kathmandu before 4 PM, you will be briefed about the trip by our guide the very day your arrival. So make sure that you ask all the questions related to the trip. But if you arrive after 4 PM, the pre-trip meeting will be held next day in the morning.
During the meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
Overnight at Kathmandu
Included Meals: No meals

Day 02Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparation After morning breakfast, we will start our sightseeing trip at around 8:30 AM. A private vehicle with professional tour guide will be at your disposal.
We will visit the following landmarks which are listed on UNESCO world heritage sites:
Pashupatinath:
Pashupatinath Temple is the most sacred Hindu Temple dedicated to lord Shiva. It is located about 5km east of central Kathmandu along the bank of Bagmati River. Non-Hindus are strictly prohibited to enter the main gate of temple but the ongoing rituals can be observed from the vantage point next to Bagmati River. You will also observe the cremation process of dead Hindu bodies.
Boudhanath:
Boudhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu valley. Built in 5th century, this mystical stupa has four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their wrong deeds. Here you will encounter many Tibetan Buddhist making a holy Kora around the stupa; spinning the prayer wheels.
Swayambhunath:
Find peace and prayer on the small ridge of Swayambhunath located in the northwest of the Kathmandu valley. The stupa overs most parts of the valley; offering visitors panoramic views of city and lush hills around it. The stupa has stood as a hallmark of faith and harmony for centuries with Hindu and Buddhist. Also known as “Monkey Temple”, it is believed that the stupa was evolved spontaneously when the valley was created out of a primordial lake more than 2,000 years ago.
The rest of time in Kathmandu is free for checking the trip necessities and catching some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near your hotel.
Overnight in Kathmandu
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 03Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730m/8,956ft): 40 minute flight, 5 – 6 hours trekAfter early morning breakfast, we drive to Tribhuvan Domestic Airport to take 40 minutes scenic trans-Himalayan flight to Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2,804m). As we arrive at Lukla, we will meet our rest of crew and walk via jungle trail, cross a bridge over Handi khola to reach Surke Village. From here, we take a southern route and cross the Chutok La Pass before getting into the village of Paiyan, also called Chutok.
Overnight in Paiya
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04Paiya – Panggom (2,846m/9,393ft) – 4 – 5 hours Today we start with a descending journey through a forest trail until we reach a small bridge to cross it. From here, we walk via slippery trail and cross the Kari La Pass. We walk through dense forest of rhododendron and bamboo on a narrow mountain alley. Today we get to admire the magnificence of DudhKoshi valley. We continue walking towards Panggom village where farming and trading is still the way of life.
Overnight in Panggom
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05Panggom – Ningsow (2,863m/9,186ft) – 7 – 8 hours After breakfast, we wlak on a trail that leads to cross the Panggom La Pass. Then we climb on a steady pace and turn north to walk on a trail that crosses Peseng Kharka Khola. From Peseng Kharka Khola, we take a trail that crosses Ningsow Khola (stream) before reaching the Ningsow village.
Overnight in Ningsow
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06Ningsow – Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft) – 7 – 8 hours From Ningsow, we ascend first and then drop down for a while before climbing to Ramailo Danda. Ramailo Danda commands superb views of Mera Peak and Salpa. Negotiating multiple uphill and downhill sections, we enter into the Makalu Barun National Park. The trail from here to Chhatra Khola is called Pasang Lhamu trail. On the way, if lucky, we might even encounter elusive Red Panda.
Overnight in Chhatra Khola
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07Chhatra Khola – Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft) – 6 – 7 hours Today we walk north on the main trail to Mera Peak. After walking on another trial to the Majang Khola, we take a trail which moves alongside the Hinku Khola. From here, our trial continues straight ahead towards Tashing Ongma which houses some seasonal tea shops. Crossing the bridge over Sanu Khola and waking on a relatively leveled trail, we finally reach the village of Kothe.
Overnight in Kothe
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08Kothe – Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft) – 3 – 4 hours Today we climb along the ridge of the Hinku Khola on the shadow of mighty Mera Peak. Taking a lunch at Gondishung, we continue through 200 years old Lungsumga Gompa where there are inscription of Mera Peak on the rock along with its route. A short walk takes us to Thaknak – a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops.
Overnight in Thaknak
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09Thaknak – Khare (5,045m/16,486ft) – 2 – 3 hours Today we walk beyond Thaknak and follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka; which offers incredible views of Charpate Himal. We then climb through the moraines to the neck of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. A more steep ascend takes us to Khare. Herewe can enjoy the mighty north face of Mera Peak. After lunch, we can walk in and around Khare.
Overnight in Khare
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10Khare: Acclimatization and Pre-climb training Today we set a day aside for acclimatization and pre-climb train to enhance our skills and confidence. Our climbing leader will train on a climbing techniques and teach us to best way of using the climbing gears like ice axe, harness, ascenders, boots and crampon. The training also includes the best way of using the rope.
Overnight in Khare
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11Khare – Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft) – 6 – 7 hours Today we walk through the rock strewn steep trail to Mera Peak Base Camp. From here, we climb further to pass the Mera La Pass and reach Mera High Camp. The path is along a rocky trail which is quite challenging and it can be hazardous if it has snowed recently as there are many crevasses on the way. We finally make our way to the top of rock bank which is marked by a large cairn. Here we set a high camp on a backdrop of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oy, Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse.
Overnight at Mera High Camp
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12Summit Day: Mera Peak High Camp – Mera Peak Summit (6,461m) and back to Khare (5,045m/16,547ft) – 8 – 9 hours Today is the day that we have been desperately waiting for. We wake at around 2 AM and after breakfast, we start our climb gently via non-technical route. The route follow SW entering a broad comb on the left of the steep slope (450m). From summit, we can witness an excellent view of the five of the world’s highest peaks. After some moments at the peak, we retrace our steps back to Khare.
Overnight in Khare
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13Reserve day for contingency This day is allocated as a spare day. As the weather of mountains are highly unpredictable, there is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our scheduled day for the Mera Summit. Therefore, this day scheduled to compensate the itinerary in case we are unable to summit the peak on desired day. However, if everything goes as planned, this day is not required.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14Khare – Kothe (3,600m/11,808ft) – 4 – 5 hours Leaving mountains behind, we climb down to Thagnak before dropping down to Kothey. After reaching Kothe, we celebrate our success by trying out local cuisine and wines.
Overnight in Kothe
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15Kothe – Thuli Kharka (4,300m/14,107ft) – 5 – 6 hours Today we continue towards Thuli Kharka. First we climb and then descend to cross several tributaries of the Inkhu Khola before reaching a forked trail nearby Taktho. From here we choose the right side trial and walk past the chorten before dropping down on a steep trail to Thuli Kharka.
Overnight in Thuli Kharka
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16Thuli Kharka – Lukla via Zatrwa La Pass: 6 – 7 hours Today we pass the Zatrwa-La Pass at 4,600 m to drop down to Lukla. As we cross the pass, we get the fascinating rewards of magnificent Lukla valley at the backdrop of Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal and Kusum Khangru. First we descend down to Chutang and then walk straight forward to Lukla village.
Overnight in Lukla
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 17Lukla – Kathmandu – 40 minute Today we catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu. After lunch, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If you want, you can explore the remaining landmarks of Kathmandu which you have missed exploring on Day02.
Evening: Attend farewell dinner hosted by us on typical Nepali restaurant to celebrate the successful completion of the trip.

Day 18Final Departure Your Adventure vacation in Nepal comes to an end today. Our airport representative will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport (3-hours prior flight) for your final departure.
Included Meals: Breakfast

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