Mera Peak Climbing

14 Day(s)

Mera Peak Overview Mera Peak is a thrilling Himalayan adventure that combines trekking and climbing, offering breathtaking views and a sense of achievement to mountaineering enthusiasts. Situated in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal, Mera Peak stands tall at 6,476 meters (21,247 feet), making it one of the highest trekking peaks in the world. This expedition is ideal for those with basic mountaineering skills and a good level of physical fitness. The journey to Mera Peak begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through picturesque Sherpa villages and dense rhododendron forests, providing a glimpse of…

Mera Peak Overview

Mera Peak is a thrilling Himalayan adventure that combines trekking and climbing, offering breathtaking views and a sense of achievement to mountaineering enthusiasts. Situated in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal, Mera Peak stands tall at 6,476 meters (21,247 feet), making it one of the highest trekking peaks in the world. This expedition is ideal for those with basic mountaineering skills and a good level of physical fitness.

The journey to Mera Peak begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through picturesque Sherpa villages and dense rhododendron forests, providing a glimpse of traditional mountain life. As trekkers ascend through the remote Hinku Valley, the landscapes transform, showcasing stunning glaciers, icefalls, and majestic peaks.

The base camp at 5,300 meters (17,388 feet) serves as a strategic resting point before the climb. Here, climbers undergo comprehensive preparations and acclimatization to increase their chances of summit success. Trained guides and experienced Sherpas accompany the group, ensuring safety and guidance throughout the expedition.

The climb to the summit demands technical expertise, including the use of ice axes, crampons, and ropes. The final push to the summit is a truly rewarding experience, offering awe-inspiring panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu, among other Himalayan giants.

Mera Peak presents various challenges, including altitude and changing weather conditions. Nevertheless, the sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit makes the entire endeavor worthwhile. After the summit triumph, trekkers descend through the Hinku Valley and eventually fly back to Kathmandu.

Conclusion and Summary

Overall, the Mera Peak climbing trip offers a remarkable fusion of high-altitude trekking, cultural immersion, and mountaineering thrills. The journey encapsulates the beauty and grandeur of the Everest region while creating lasting memories of conquering a Himalayan summit. It is a life-changing experience that allows adventurers to test their limits and connect with the serenity of the world’s most famous mountain range.

Trip Highlights

  • Get an experience climbing a small mountain with little to no technical difficulties,
  • Get amazing views of the eight-thousanders from the peak,
  • Experience the Khumbu region and its serenity,
  • Observe the beautifully flowing Dudh Koshi river following it throughout the trekking trails,
  • Observe various Buddhist monasteries and Sherpa lifestyles and cultures in various hamlets,
  • Experience the alpine vegetation of the Himalayas of Nepal,
  • See dense, lush forests of rhododendron, pine, and oaks.


Chhutang’s altitude – 3020 meters

Flight hours – 45 minutes

Walking hours – 4 to 5 hours

Overnight stay at lodge in Chhuthang

You will start your adventure of Mera peak climbing by boarding a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight will be a short 45-minute trip with scenic views of the Everest region. You will then land at the Tenzing Hillary Aiport of Lukla along its narrow runway. Lukla is the first spot you need to reach to experience the Everest region.

From Lukla, you will do a long hike toward a place called Chhuthang. Heading towards Chhuthang will require you to traverse through various Sherpa settlements. You will find Buddhist Mani walls and prayer wheels throughout this hike.

You will also pass dense alpine forests full of pine and rhododendron trees. The general route to Chhuthang has many branches and might be confusing. So you ought to stay with your group to reach your destination.

After around 4 to 5 hours of hike, you will reach your destination and get accommodated in a local lodge. Our first day ends with dining and sleeping here.

Zatrawala Pass’ altitude– 4600 meters

Tuli Kharka’s altitude – 3900 meters

Walking hours – 5 to 6 hours

Overnight stay at lodge in Tuli Kharka

After breakfast today, you will leave Chhuthang to reach Tuli Kharka. The trail leads you alongside the Dudh Koshi river, which will flow elegantly. Some tiny huts can be seen along settlement areas throughout this trek. You will pass through a rather barren landform as the alpine vegetation becomes less in higher altitudes.

You will pass through rough, zig-zag roads towards a subsidiary col of Zatrawala Pass. You will descend a little from there and hike upwards to cross the Zatrawala pass. You might need crampons and trekking tools, but seasonal treks can be done without them.

From the peak of the pass, you will have to descend around 700 meters worth of altitude to reach Thuli Kharka.

Upon reaching Tuli Kharka, you will check in at a local lodge in the area. A fulfilling dinner and a good night’s sleep at this place will mark the end of the second day.

Kothe’s altitude – 4182 meters

Walking hours – 6 to 7 hours

Overnight stay at lodge in Kothe

Today we will head towards Kothe from Thuli Kharka. Today’s hike will mostly comprise traversing through trails leading to the Hinku valley of the Khumbu region. You will start by descending a little from Tuli Kharka. Then you will find regular uphill and downhill roads along the trails.

Today you will find plenty of alpine vegetation today compared to yesterday’s hike. Lush, dense, and green forests filled with rhododendron, pine, and oak tree live here. A few hours of the hike will give you entry to the Hinku valley. It will give you evident immaculate views of your destination of Mera peak.

Upon entering the Hinku valley, you will make a slight descent towards the riverbed of the Hinku river. Then you will do a swift uphill trek from the banks of the river to reach Kothe. The place houses many tea houses as lodging options. You will be accommodated in one of those for an overnight stay here.

Thangnak’s altitude – 4326 meters

Walking hours – 4 to 5 hours

Overnight stay at lodge in Thangnak

Today we will continue our journey to summit Mera peak by heading towards Thangnak. The road to Thangnak again requires walking alongside the riverbed of the Hinku river. The trail passing alongside the river takes us to a place called Gondishung. The Mera Peak is visible from here as well.

You will have your lunch at Gondishung and walk further to reach today’s destination. You will find two centuries-old Buddhist monastery called Lungsumgba Gompa. Lighting the shrine in this monastery is popularly believed to bring luck to the Mera peak expedition.

Further from the Gompa, the trails are relatively easy, with beautiful views. You will conveniently reach Thangnak with beautiful, welcoming views. The region is pasture land, and locals graze their yaks in summer. Like many other destinations of the trek, the place houses tea houses for lodging. You will check into one of these for the overnight stay and dinner for the day.

Khare’s altitude – 5000 meters

Walking hours – 5 to 6 hours

Overnight stay at lodge in Khare

Today our trekking route continues towards Khare from Thangnak. You will pass through some steep moraines in today’s trek, which will be a little challenging. The Dig Kharka and Dig glacier in front of Charpate Himal make up for these steep moraines. Further in the journey, you again need to pass through the glaciers of Hinku Nap and Shar. Such glaciers and steep moraines must be traversed with much caution. A little slip might cause accidents and injuries, so be careful.

After traversing through such difficult terrains of the trails, you will do a short uphill climb that leads to Khare. It will be a comparatively steep climb than earlier days and needs a lot of effort.

Despite the comparatively challenging roads, you will be rewarded with beautiful vistas of mountains like Mt. Mera (6,476 m), Mt. Kyashar (6,770 m), and Kusum Kanguru (6,367 m).

Today’s hike ends with a stay at a local tea house in Khare and dinner. Since today’s journey will require so much exhaustion and energy, we will take some rest tomorrow. It is also essential to acclimatize to get familiar with higher altitude places.

Khare’s altitude – 5000 meters

Overnight stay at lodge in Khare

A few days of acclimatization is needed for high-altitude journeys. Doing a mountain climb is especially necessitates for acclimatization and rest. Acclimatization days in your itinerary allow you to mitigate the risks of altitude sickness.

You have already reached an altitude as high as 5000 meters. To complete the expedition, you need to climb as far as 6,476 meters of altitude. Such massive gain of altitude is a high risk for altitude-related sickness. We will have hiked from Lukla’s altitude of 2860 meters to Mera peak’s summit of over 6,476 meters in a week. So, resting now and then is necessary.

Today you will just rest and explore the Khare area to prepare for further uphill hikes. Khare is also called the gateway to the Mera peak base camp. A day worth of exploration and an overnight stay at the same tea house will mark today’s itinerary’s conclusion.

Mera Base Camp’s altitude – 5300 meters

Walking hours – 3 to 4 hours

Overnight stay at tented camps at the base

Today we venture further towards our goal of climbing Mera peak. We will leave Khare to reach the Mera Base camp for today early in the morning. Today’s trek will be quite technical, with comparatively challenging trails. You will pass through steep trails along the way to reach the Mera glacier.

The Mera glacier trail needs to be marched with caution as glaciers are difficult to traverse. You will reach the Mera Base Camp only after reaching the top of the glacier. After a total of 3 to 4 hours worth of technical hike, you will reach the Mera Base Camp.

Upon arrival, our professional guides will set up the pieces of equipment for camping tents and fodder for the night. This will mark the first day of camping on this trip. You will eat meals made by our guides at the campsite for the night. You can rest well and enjoy the food after an exhausting day of uphill hiking.

The night you spend today will be quite serene with the beautiful starry sky above. Enjoy the tranquility and prepare yourself for further climbing to reach the Mera peak summit.

Mera high camp’s altitude – 5700 meters

Walking hours – 3 to 4 hours

Overnight stay at tented camps of the high camp

On the eighth day, you will depart from the base camp to reach the High camp of Mera peak. Our guides will prepare breakfast for you and then pack equipment to head for the uphill climb. The trek from base camp to high camp traverses Mera La Pass, requiring a steep climb. The trails have rocky and snowy tracks.

You need a few final stretches of an uphill hike to reach the Meera High camp. After 3 to 4 hours worth of hike, you will be welcomed by the chilly winds of the high camp. The high camp gives you immensely beautiful mountain views. You can see Everest from here, along with mountains like Nuptse, Makalu, Baruntse, Chamalang, etc.

The guide team will again set up tents and equipment like the day before for sleep and dinner. You can once again enjoy hauntingly beautiful starry nights of the Himalayas to sleep.

Mera peak’s altitude – 6476 meters

Khare’s altitude – 5000 meters

Walking hours – 8 to 9 hours

Overnight stay at lodge in Khare

Today will mark the most significant day of the Mera peak climbing 14 days long journey. You wil summit the Mera peak on the ninth day. Early in the morning, even before sunlight, you will have to start your climb for the day.

You will start scaling the mountain at 2 am in the morning to the summit and return before noon. The Mera peak summit gets a lot of winds during noon, which might cause difficulty in climbing the mountain. So you will leave the high camp very early with the team of professional guides.

The climb is not at all scary but rather simple, with little to no technical climbs. Although you can easily complete the climb from high camp to summit without much help, do follow our guides. They will ensure you have the best experience throughout your summiting journey.

Upon arrival at the top of the mountain, you will be blessed with serenity and beautiful landscapes. You can find a myriad of eight-thousanders covering the horizon from the summit. Views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, etc., are beautiful from this height.

After your summit, you will quickly leave the peak before noon hits the clock. You will make a swift descent to reach Khare for an overnight stay.

Overnight stay at tented camp

The weather at high-altitude places in the Khumbu region is quite unpredictable. Such unstable weather is also present during the Mera peak climbing journey. Since the weather of such a region is not always certain, this is a reserved day for bad weather occurrences.

Sudden storms or weather issues might compel us to make changes in our itineraries and extend our travel days. So, if we cannot trek any day within our itinerary, this day will be a rest day. It can be an alternative for any trekking day. This might shift our days of summiting the mountain. In some cases, we might even complete the trek a day early if we are blessed with good weather.

Kothe’s altitude – 4182 meters

Walking hours – 3 to 4 hours

Overnight stay at lodge in Kothe

Now that you are done with your Mera peak summit and have returned to Khare, you will retrace your step to return. Today you will be heading back to Kothe, passing through Thangnak. You are already familiar with these places during the earlier parts of the trek. During our return, though, we will take a different approach by going further downhill toward sloped trails. You will retrace the trails leading from Khare to Kothe.

The altitude will start decreasing significantly, and you will be amidst the alpine vegetation. You will once again find yourself surrounded by oak, pine, and rhododendron tree-filled forests. After around 3 to 4 hours worth of descent will lead you to Kothe. You will once again check in at a local tea house of the place and spend the night. This will mark the end of the eleventh day.

Tuli Kharka’s altitude – 3900 meters

Walking hours – 5 to 6 hours

Overnight stay at lodge in Khare

On the twelfth day, you will return to Tuli Kharka, retracing your steps from Kothe after breakfast. The trails of the trek will be quite familiar to you as you will have traveled through here before. You need to do a few uphill hikes and then descend downwards.

You ought to pass through forests leading up to the west of Hinky Valley. Tuli Kaeka lies adjacent to the Hinku valley. After around 5 to 6 hours of hiking, you will finally arrive at Tuli Kharka from Kothe.

The destination of the day is already a familiar one. The place was a highlight for watching Mera’s mountain range in the first half of the trek. You could do it now if you had not savored these beautiful vistas.

Overnight stay and dinner at a local tea house of Tuli Kharka will mark the end of the second last day of trekking.

Zatrawala Pass’ altitude– 4600 meters

Lukla’s altitude – 2860 meters

Walking hours – 6 to 7 hours

Overnight stay at lodge in Lukla

The thirteenth day of the Mera peak climbing 14 days journey will be the last day of trekking. It will mark the second day of the overall 14 days package. You will leave Tuli Kharka early in the morning to reach Lukla. You will once again have to cross the Zatrawala Pass to reach Lukla. A short ascend before the inevitable downhill trek needs to be ventured.

The highest altitudes of the pass give immensely beautiful views of the Everest peaks.

After about a whole day’s worth of trekking for about 6 to 7 hours, you will finally reach Lukla. Reaching Lukla officially marks the end of the walking part of the journey. The next day you will leave Lukla to return to Kathmandu. You can take in the tranquility of the Khumbu and Everest region one last time at Lukla.

Kathmandu’s altitude – 1400 meters

Flight hours – 45 minutes

Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu

Today will mark the end of the Mera peak climbing 14 days adventure. You will board an early flight at the Tenzing Norgay airport of Lukla to head back to Kathmandu. You will again face the narrow runway of the airport and be rewarded with a scenic flight.

You will arrive in Kathmandu within 45 minutes of air travel and check in at a hotel in Kathmandu.

What's Included

1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast)
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Domestic Flight Ticket (If any) and Duffle Bag
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person. and Climbing Sherpa Insurance of $19,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
22. Climbing Permits, Climbing Sherpa Bonus
23. Climbing Equipments except your Climbing Boot.

What's Excluded

1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
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 and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Trip Information

Mera Peak is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal, with an elevation of 6,476 meters (21,247 feet). It is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas, in the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal, and offers a challenging but rewarding climb for experienced trekkers and climbers.

Here is some general information about a Mera Peak climbing trip:

Best time to go: The best time to climb Mera Peak is in the spring (April-May) and fall (October-November) seasons when the weather is generally stable and clear.

Duration: A typical Mera Peak climbing trip takes around 18-20 days, including acclimatization days and the climb itself.

Difficulty level: Mera Peak is a technically challenging climb that requires prior experience in using ice axes and crampons, as well as good physical fitness and stamina.

Route: The most popular route for climbing Mera Peak starts with a flight to Lukla, followed by a trek through the Hinku valley and over the Zatra La pass. The final ascent to the summit is via the southeast ridge.

Permits and fees: A climbing permit is required for Mera Peak, as well as a trekking permit for the Solu Khumbu region. These can be obtained from the Nepal Mountaineering Association and the Department of Immigration respectively. There may also be additional fees for local guides, porters, and accommodations.

Equipment: Climbers will need to bring their own climbing gear such as ice axes, crampons, harnesses, and helmets. Warm clothing, a sleeping bag, and a good quality backpack are also essential. It is recommended to rent equipment from a reputable outfitter in Kathmandu.

Guides and porters: It is highly recommended to hire a local guide and porter for a Mera Peak climbing trip, as they will be familiar with the terrain and can help with logistics and safety.

Overall, a Mera Peak climbing trip can be a challenging but unforgettable adventure for experienced climbers and trekkers looking to push themselves to new heights.


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