Mera Peak Climbing 15 Days

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At a Glance

Duration

15 days

Destination

Nepal

Trip Difficulty

Moderate

Max altitude

6,464m / 21,831 ft

Group Size

2 - 16 Pax.

Activity

Trekking & Climbing

Accommodation

3 star hotel in Kathmandu & standard lodge during trek

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the trek

Vehicle

Private car and flight

Overview of Mera Peak Climbing

Do you dream of climbing the 6000 m peak in the Himalayas and experiencing the thrill of high mountain trekking? If yes, we invite you to join our Mera Peak climbing expedition which stands tall at 6461 m above sea level. The peak itself is situated in the central part of the Khumbu region, south of Everest. It has evolved as an attractive destination for mountain enthusiasts due to its easy Himalayan conditions, accessibility, and tempting altitude.

In our Mera Peak climbing trip, we have managed to include almost everything. From climbing one of the highest peaks available to high-mountain tourists to viewing the greatest mountain panoramas in the world, with the peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and Cho-Oyu at the forefront.

We will also cross high passes, pass deep valleys, and penetrate challenging glaciers. We will also meet wonderful Sherpa people living in these little-visited areas of the Himalayas.

To begin our Mera Peak climbing, we will take a flight to Lukla. We will then head to Thuli Kharka admiring the remarkable view of the Hinku Valley. Passing through the green dense forests of pine and rhododendrons, we quickly gain the elevation. The landscape now gives way to the rocky surroundings on the Zatwarz La Pass elevated at 4,600m above sea level.

The next section of the route leads us along the Hinkhu Khola River. Above the settlement of Khare, we enter the snow and ice zone. The gentle slope onward allows for a relatively comfortable approach to the summit.

We will take the help of rope, crampons, and ice axes when climbing the summit. At the summit, we will have an unforgettable impression of the surrounding mountains. We will then return to Lukla via the initial path we have taken at the beginning of the journey.

We want to ensure you that the approach to the Mera Peak summit is not technically demanding but the altitude requires good acclimatization and good physical condition. We have designed our program with adequate time for appropriate acclimatization and regeneration, as well as a flexible approach to unforeseen situations.

Therefore, our Mera Peak climbing trip is also suitable for people without experience in high mountains. But they should be physically active on a daily basis and prepare properly before the trip to easily cope with the route.


Highlights of Mera Peak Climbing

  • The breathtaking spectacle of five 8000 peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga as well as other peaks
  • Opportunity to climb the Mera Peak and experience the overnight stay at camp
  • Exploration of the Khumbu and Everest regions off the beaten path
  • Hike through the foothills of mountains, terraced rice fields, rhododendron forests, and mountain villages where ethnic minorities live
  • Acquaintance with the authentic Sherpa culture and traditions
  • A thrilling short flight to Lukla with incredible mountain views
  • Exploration of culturally rich Kathmandu Valley

Itinerary

01

Day 01 Arrive at Kathmandu

We are pleased to welcome you to Nepal. We will meet you at the airport and take you to our hotel. You can rest for a while and spend some time getting to know the city, perhaps purchasing some additional gear if needed.

In the evening, our guide will meet you at the hotel and will give you a brief explanation about the tour.

Duration

30 minutes

Max altitude

1300m

Meals

Excluded

Accommodation

3-Star Hotel

02

Day 02 Sightseeing Kathmandu

We will take a sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley today and spend the first day of acclimatization in the plain of Kathmandu. We will visit the historical monuments of Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Durbar Square. If time permits, we will also take a brief tour of Patan and Bhaktapur monuments.

In the evening, we will pack for the expedition and retire early.

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

3-Star Hotel

03

Day 03 Fly to Lukla, trek to Chhuthanga

We will wake up early and fly to the small town of Lukla, home to one of the world’s most famous airports- Tenzing-Hillary. The flight will take 30-40 minutes. We will then trek along the path leading along the Kalo Himal ridge passing the virgin natural Himalayan forests. In about 4 hours, we will be at Chhuthanga where we will spend the night.

Note:

In case of flight cancellation, or delay, and in the peak season of spring and autumn, we will first drive to Ramechhap airport in a jeep for 4 hours and take a Lukla flight.

Duration

4-5 hours

Max altitude

3500m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

04

Day 04 Trek to Thuli Kharka via Zwatra la pass

After breakfast, we will set off to cross the Kalo Himal ridge that separates the Hinku Valley from Khumbu. Following the steep ascend, we will reach the Zwatra la pass from where we take a gentle path down to Khartitang and Thuli Kharka where we will spend the night.

Duration

6-7 hours

Max altitude

4600m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

05

Day 05 Trek to Khote

After breakfast, we will descend along the trail passing through the giant trees of the ancient Himalayan forest in the Hinku Valley. We can admire the majestic view of Peak 43 and Kusum Kanguru. In about 6 hours, we will arrive at the village of Kothe where the gateway to Makalu-Barun National Park is located.

Duration

5-6 hours

Max altitude

3500m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

06

Day 06 Khote to Thagnag

Today, we will walk along the Hinku Khola spending most of the day in the shadow of the mighty Mera peak over 6,000 m high. Following the western bank of the Hinku River northwards, we will pass the Gondishung shepherds’ summer huts. All around us are fantastic views of the Himalayan peaks. Shortly we will arrive at Thagnag where we will stay overnight.

Duration

4 hours

Max altitude

4300m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

07

Day 07 Thagnag to Khare

Leaving Thagnag, we will walk along the Kharka glacier enjoying the marvelous view of Charpate Himal. the path slowly turns into a steep climb leading us to the top of the Hinku Nup glacier. From here, the climb will be steeper till we arrive at Khare where we will rest for the night and have dinner.

Duration

3 hours

Max altitude

4900m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

08

Day 08 Acclimatize day in Khare

After breakfast, we will hike 300 to 400 m to reach the viewpoint form where we will witness the beautiful Mera Himal and Mera La Pass. In the afternoon, we will descend to Khare and have lunch.

After lunch, our guide will train us to climb the Mera Peak the following day. He will teach us the basic skill of climbing, using climbing equipment, crampons, harnesses, and ice axes. We will also learn how to use the fixed rope to walk along the snowy path.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

09

Day 09 Khare to Mera High camp

Duration

6-7 hours

Max altitude

5500m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Tented Camp

10

Day 10 Mera high camp to summit - return to Khare

Finally, the day arrived we all had been waiting for – summiting the Mera Peak. We will start our day very early in the morning and prepare to ascend the peak. The trail will be snowy and icy terrain so it will be moderately challenging. But our guides will tie the rope for us and will accompany us for our safety the entire time.

As we reach the top, the precious rewards await us: views of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, Baruntse, Ama Dablam, Imja Tse, Lobuche, and many more.

After spending some time, we will descend to the High Camp to have a hot breakfast. Then we will descend to Khare for our overnight stay.

Duration

9-10 hours

Max altitude

6461m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

11

Day 11 Reserve a day in case of bad weather

We have reserved an extra day for climbing the Mera Peak. If due to adverse climatic conditions, we were not able to climb the peak the day before, we will use this day to summit the peak and return to Khare.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

12

Day 12 Khare to Khote

From Khare, we descend to the Hinku Valley traversing through Thagnag. The route will be quite tiring, but as we descend we will gain strength. As we arrive in Khote, a warm lodge with a hot shower awaits us. Overnight stay in Khote.

Duration

5 hours

Max altitude

3500m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

13

Day 13 Khote to Thuli Kharka

Another day on the return path. We will hike along the path running through the deep pine and rhododendron forests. First, we will climb a little further and then gently go down. We will then hike through the meadows and pastures towards Thuli Kharka where we will stay for the night.

Duration

6 hours

Max altitude

4000m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

14

Day 14 Thuli Khara to Lukla

Today we have a long day of hiking ahead of us. We will go through the Naulekh Himal ridge, further to the Zathrwa La pass. We will then pass through the village of Monjo and the last gentle part of the trek takes us to Lukla. This is the last evening we will spend in the mountains. During the descent to Lukla, we may have to use crampons.

Duration

5 hours

Max altitude

2780m

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Lodge

15

Day 15 Fly to Kathmandu

Early in the morning, we will once again board the domestic flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. In about 30 minutes, we will arrive at the domestic terminal of the International airport. We will then transport you to the hotel in Kathmandu where you can rest and take a hot shower.

In the evening, you can once again walk around the nook and corners of the city street. We will have a delightful farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepali restaurants with a cultural dance show.

Duration

30 minutes

Max altitude

1300m

Meals

Farewell Dinner

Accommodation

3-Star Hotel

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Inclusion/Exclusion

What's Included?

  • Airport peak and drop
  • Three nights Hotel in Kathmandu. (Two on arrival and one on departure
  • Three times meals on the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Hot drinks, tea, or coffee
  • Fresh fruit every day after dinner
  • Accommodation during the expedition
  • For camping part tent & all kitchen crews
  • Professional guide and porter ( Two people  and one porter (each porter carries 25kg)
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – returns Kathmandu air ticket
  • Makalu national park entrance fee
  • All the ground transportation
  • Treated drinking water
  • Nature Explore Trek duffle bag (refundable after the trip)
  • Nature Explore Trek t-shirt as a gift
  • All the Gov. Vat, tax, etc
  • Last night’s dinner at Nepali Kitchen with a cultural dance show

Climbing Part Includes

  • Climbing permit for Mera  peak
  • Garbage deposit cost as per require from Nepal Gov.
  • Professional climbing guide.
  • Tent and kitchen crews for the climbing part.
  • Fresh food and hot drinks cook during the climbing period.
  • All the necessary climbing documents etc.
  • Guide and porter insurance.

What's Excluded?

  • International airfare.
  • Personal insurance (incase for emergency only.)
  • Personal Trekking and Climbing gear.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Wi-Fi Laundry, Hot shower, Cold drinks, (mineral water, beer, and coke Fanta etc.), Extra Snacks during the trip.
  • Extra then above mention in itinerary.
  • Tipping to staff.

Departure Dates

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Trip Information

How journey starts?

Our journey to Mera Peak begins with a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Then we move on to cross the enormous Zwatra la Pass and reach the village of Thuli Kharka. From here on, we cross several small Sherpa settlements of Khote, Thagnag, and Khare.

After spending a day at Khare, we move ahead to the Mera High Camp from where we will climb the summit of the Mera Peak. After successfully climbing the peak, we will return through the same path we have walked before to return to Lukla.

What to expect?

Our Mera Peak climbing trip is an ideal trip for anyone who wants to get a taste of expedition life. Before setting off on our journey, we will explore the cultural city of Kathmandu for a day. We will then take a short scenic flight to Lukla and gradually walk towards the great solitude of Sherpa villages.

These picturesque villages provide us with an insight into the rich culture of the Everest region. We will then walk through the primeval mountain forests made up of huge hemlock spruces, conifers, and large-leaved rhododendron bushes of the Hinku Valley.

Being one of the less visited areas in Nepal, we will be in solitude with the purest form of nature. We will gradually gain height as we progress in our trek. Eventually, we will cross the 4600 m high Zwatra la pass and walk on a steady uphill route. Traversing Thagnag, we will stay in Khare for a day and carry out exercises with crampons, ice axes, and the fixed rope technique.

After ascending the Mera High Camp, we will set off to climb the Mera Peak from where we will witness five of the top eight thousand meters mountains. We will admire the majestic sunrise over Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and Lhotse. We will also forget ourselves in the splendid beauty of other six and seven-thousand-meter high ice peaks.

Then we descend through the already known route for yet another adventurous flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. In Kathmandu, we will have one more opportunity for individual discovery tours and shopping.

Through our Mera Peak climbing tour, you will discover the uncontaminated nature, and authentic century-old traditions, and meet extraordinary Sherpas. You will get to pride yourself on climbing the 6461 m high mountain peak in Nepal. You will get to tell the story of seeing the grandest mountain of all with your own eyes.

Best Time to Climb Mera Peak .

The best time for Mera Peak climbing in Nepal is from March to May in spring and September to November in autumn. The pre-monsoon period of spring and the post-monsoon period of autumn months are ideal seasons when the snow melts with less probability for rainfall.

Especially when ascending the summit of Mera Peak, the trail will be covered with a thin layer of snow facilitating the use of ropes, ice axes, and crampons. Besides, summiting the peak is not the only goal of our expedition. We want to witness the incredible mountains and the experience of the flora and fauna in their full glory.

Therefore for the paramount experience of the mountains, we recommend you undertake this expedition in spring and autumn.

Elevation and distance during the Mera peak Climb

The Mera peak erects at a height of 6461 m above sea level lying at a distance of around 75 km from the capital. Our journey begins and ends in Lukla which lies 367 km from Kathmandu. However, the aerial distance of Lukla from Kathmandu is only 135 km which can be covered within 25 to 30 minutes by flight.

Before summiting the Mera Peak, we will first ascend to the Mera High Camp which is located at 5500 m above sea level. From the camp, we will climb the peak the following day. Our Mera Peak climbing expedition consists of 15 days itinerary which needs you to cover 7 to 8 km each day walking around 4 to 7 hours a day.

Maximum/Minimum walk per day

In about 15 days itinerary of Mera Peak Climbing, we will hike for 10 days in total including the short hikes during the acclimatization day on day 8. Since we will be covering about 8 km each day, we will walk on average for about 5 to 7 hours every day. However, the walking duration each day differs depending on the overnight destination, terrain, pace, and altitude.

On the 7th day of the trek, we will only walk for only 3 hours covering the distance of only 3 to 5 km when trekking from Thagnag to Khare. This will be our minimum walk in the entire trekking duration of the journey.

On the 10th day, when we set off from the Mera High Camp to ascend the summit and hike down to Khare, we will cover a distance of around 17 km. We will hike for 9 to 10 hours during this day which will be our maximum walk in the hiking and climbing expedition to Mera Peak.

Difficulty and Acclimatization

The Mera Peak is categorized as 1B alpine grade which means it is classified as a slightly challenging peak in Nepal. More suitable for experienced alpine trekkers, the climbing expedition needs you to manage a short steep climb of up to 40° and cross slopes with an incline of 35-40°.

Skill in using ice axes and crampons will be an added advantage when summiting this peak. In addition, you need to hike for 5 to 7 hours a day which allows you to walk very long distances with the necessary amount of altitude to acclimate.

We want to ensure that climbing the summit doesn’t require complex technical mountaineering skills. The challenge lies in the height and unpredictable weather conditions in the mountain.

Keeping these risk factors in mind, we have designed our itinerary carefully with a steady climb and a separate day dedicated to Khare to allow plenty of time for acclimatization.

Can a beginner join this climb ?

Yes, Mera Peak climbing needs only basic mountaineering skills to reach the summit. Therefore, it has been the favorable peak among travelers who have extreme motivation to conquer the high-altitude Himalayas in Nepal. Additionally, this expedition will be an ideal journey for those who want to prepare themselves for future expeditions to Everest.

The prerequisite for this trip is stamina and strength for hikes with a walking time of up to 10 hours on unpaved paths. There are no special technical requirements for trekking. But you should be able to climb slopes with an incline of up to 40° with or without rope protection.

However, it is nothing to be concerned about as our experienced Sherpa guides will give you basic mountain climbing training before ascending to the actual summit.

Preparation and training for Mera peak climbing

Before joining our Mera Peak climbing tour, we advise you to work on increasing your physical stamina and strength by training properly for at least a month before climbing. Jogging for 15 to 2 minutes daily, squatting, stepping up and down the ladder, exercising on treadmills, running and cycling can increase the strength and endurance of your leg muscles.

We also advise you to familiarize yourself with the weather and climate of the Everest region. And make sure you are in proper health and body condition. If you have any existing health condition, we suggest you seek consultation from your physician.

Our Mera peak climbing is a teahouse or lodge trekking but you need to stay for a day at a tented camp. Our team will make all arrangements for the camping but you should be prepared to forego the luxury and stay with basic amenities.

Alternate routes for mera peak

As an alternate route to the Mera Peak climbing, you can trek from Lukla to Paiya instead of Chhuthanga. Following this route, you will cross several Passes at an altitude of more than 2500 m. From Paiya, you will traverse Panggom, Ramailo Dada, and Chhatra Khola. From Chhatra Khola, you will then trek to Kothe following the same trail onwards as we have listed in our itinerary.

The advantage of this alternate trail is it offers scenic views of Kongde Ri, Khatang, and Tang Ragi Tu along the trail. The number of days required to complete this route is also 15.

Altitude Sickness in Mera peak climbing

On this trekking and climbing trip we will be continuously at altitudes over 2,500m. This results in the possibility of suffering from altitude sickness. Typical and initial symptoms are headaches, dizziness, and nausea. In order to reduce the risk, when planning the trip we made sure to give your body the opportunity to adapt to the altitude.

This not only includes the itinerary but also careful and attentive handling by our guides. They are trained to maintain a slow walking pace with enough breaks to drink.

Still, the high elevations and long hours of hiking can put a strain on your body. So in the occurrence of any symptoms, we advise you to consult our guide and go down immediately. For quick relief, have a tablet of Diamox or Ibuprofen.

Transportation, Meals and Drink during the mera peak

During the entire period of Mera Peak Climbing, we offer you airport pick up and drop off service, all the ground and air transportation from the beginning to the end of the trek. We will pick you up at the airport and transport you to the hotel in Kathmandu in a private vehicle.

We will also arrange for your domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla to Kathmandu at the end of the journey. In case of flight delay or cancellation, we will drive you to the Ramechhap airport and fly you to Lukla.

Regarding meals and drinks, a star hotel where you will be accommodated will provide you with a complimentary breakfast every morning till you stay in the city. During the trek, you will have three times meals on the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with a hot cup of tea or coffee. After dinner, we will provide fresh seasonal fruit from the region.

When camping in the base camp, our skilled team will set up separate tents for cooking, latrines, and sleeping. Our kitchen crew will cook fresh hot meals with hot drinks during the climbing period.

Mera Peak Vs Island Peak Climbing

Both the Mera Peak and Island Peak are above 6000 m high above sea level: Mera Peak at 6461 m and Island Peak at 6,165 m. climbing these two peaks requires basic mountaineering skills and staying in tents hiking through deserted and non-tourist areas, where you will see the real mountainous Nepal as it is.

Climbing expedition of both Mera Peak and Island Peak will take you to the border between the Sagarmatha National Park and Makalu Barun National Park. Both the peaks and the trail offer unforgettable views of mountains and landscapes.

However, in terms of difficulty, the ascending Island peak is harder than the Mera peak. The ascent to the Island peak requires you to climb a steeper narrow icy and snowy path with numerous crevasses in between. Therefore, it is technically more challenging than climbing Mera Peak which includes pretty much straightforward ascension.

But, the trekking part to the Island Peak base camp is easier than hiking to the Mera Peak base camp.

Communication, Gadgets charging, and Internet/wifi

Communication, gadget charging, and internet connectivity are available in the lower regions of the Mera Peak climbing trail. But at higher altitudes, at the base camp, and the summit, you may not have accessibility to these services.

Most of the lodges where we will stay for the night will have amenities for charging your mobiles, cameras, and power banks. They may also provide WIFI services but they can charge extra fees for these services.

At higher altitude villages, at the base camp and summit, you may not get a good reception on your mobile. The same goes for the electricity as well so we suggest you carry power banks to charge your devices when in the base camp. You probably don’t want to miss out on capturing the moment of your accomplishment.

Permits for Mera Peak

We need a Mera peak climbing permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association and a Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit for this trip.

The Mera peak climbing permit cost depends on the season: in spring it will cost you $250 per person, in autumn- $125 per person and in winter and summer it costs $70 per person.

The Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit costs USD 30 per person which allows you to hike through the restricted area of the national park.

Mera Peak Climbing FAQ'S

Q

Your Mera Peak climbing trip is a trek or a climb?

It is a climb but involves trekking part to the Mera High Camp. Most of the climb consists of walking uphill on a glacier which requires basic mountaineering preparation, good use of crampons, and the ability to move on snowy slopes.

Q

How does the ascent to Mera Peak work?

You will climb Mera Peak which takes two days, with a high camp. On the first day, you climb to high camp, where you arrive in the early afternoon. On the second day, you start very early in the morning and reach the summit in about 6 hours.

Q

If I don’t want to climb, what will happen?

First of all, our itinerary allows good acclimatization and makes attempting the climb feasible for everyone. However, if you don’t want to climb the summit, you can stay in the base camp in the presence of the imposing Himalayan peaks, while the rest of the group can go climbing.

Q

What is the main summit of Mera Peak that we will climb?

We will climb Mera Central which is 6461 m but the highest Mera summit is Mera North which is 6,476 meters above sea level.

Q

Can you admire Everest from Mera Peak?

Yes, if you are lucky and get to the top on a clear day, you will be able to admire 5 of the 6 highest mountains on earth: Cho Oyu (8201 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Everest (8848 m) and Makalu (8463 m) are close and if the day is super clear you can even see Kanchenjunga (8586 m).

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