MERA PEAK CLIMBING

  • DURATION19 Days
  • DIFFICULTY-LEVELVery Strenuous
  • GROUP SIZE1-14

Highlights

  • Take a thrilling flight to Lukla
  • Cross challenging Zatra la Pass
  • Experience the rich culture and unique lifestyle of Sherpa
  • Adventurous and tranquil trail
  • Climb Mera Peak
  • Get to see the beautiful landscape and stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains

Trip Overview

Escape Nepal offers Mera peak climbing holiday in Everest Region Nepal, the Mera peak climbing is one of the highest permitted peaks in Nepal not merely for climbing alone but also for trekking which lies on the edge of Khumbu glacier, the biggest glacier in Nepal lying in the Mahalangur and the Kumbhakarna range in the eastern Nepal. According to the official record of Nepal Mountaineering Association, Mera peak is the highest permitted peak in Nepal for climbing. NMA is the sole authority in Nepal which grants the permission for mountaineers willing to climb this very peak. The record also shows that Mera peak was first ascended successfully by the British team led by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing on 20 May 1953. Following their successful summit, Mera peak has been one of the most demanded and frequently organized peak climbing trips in Nepal.

While ascending up on the Mera peak, you will happen to pass snow-filled rocky hills, boulder, slippery ways, using ice axe, crampons and other requiring equipments, hiking on the ice filled path and beating up the strong wind, you will finally reach on the top of the peak, from where you will see awesome mountain vista which is amazing and perhaps cannot be seen such lovely scenes from nowhere else in the world. As you stand on the pinnacle of the Mera peak, you will be amazingly wrapped up with amazing sceneries majestic mountains including the world’s highest mountains—Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Makalu (8,463 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), also Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m), Ama Dablam (6,856 m), Mt. Buruntse (6,770 m) and Amphu Lapcha (5,245 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Thamserku (7,723 m) and many other Himalayas located at nearby.

Escape Nepal team has carefully designed the itinerary for Mera peak climbing with ample of stoppages to prevent the possible high altitude sickness and ultimately make sure that you will have successful summit on the peak. Because, it is also one of the most challenging and difficult peaks in Nepal for climbing requiring you at least some skills of using ice axe, crampons, and other necessary equipments when necessary to cope up with possible danger while climbing Mera peak. It is because, the route is undoubtedly filled with ice and you have to pass through the slippery rock and boulder, and face strong wind. But the throughout the trail, you will amazed with wonderful vistas of glaciers, incredible landscapes and wonderful sceneries of mountains and in the lower altitude, you will equally be amazed with the cultural richness of various ethnic groups living alongside of the trail, enjoy exploring ancient Buddhist monastery, beautiful villages and undoubtedly the diverse flora and fauna as you pass through the greenery jungle. All these facts make Mera peak climbing trip worth exploring and lifetime experience.

We have included your arrival and departure days to and from Nepal plus a day tour in Kathmandu so, ou will have sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley, explore around its world cultural and religious heritage sites and after having excursion all around, you will have a short flight from Kathmandu airport to Lukla and the you will actually begin your trekking to Chutanga, and then crossing Zatrawala pass (4,610 m), you will continue trekking to Zatrabok, Kothe and finally reach at Tangnang, where you will have one day for acclimatization. Once you are ready you will continue trekking to Dig Kharka and then Khare and finally crossing Mera La pass (5,350 m), you will reach at Mera Peak base camp, subsequently hike to High camp and then finally have summit to the Mera Peak and then from pinnacle, have amazing mountain vista and exploring all around, you will retrace down to Khare, Khothe, Zatrabok, Chutanga and finally get down to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

We have designed 21 days itinerary for the Mera peak however we can amend the itinerary if the set one is not suitable for you and there has been tea house/lodge built along the trail of the Mera peak so, the trekking will be mixed with lodge based and tented based, we will stay at the lodge during the trek and stay at tented camp Climbing , and you can combine this trek with Everest Base Camp, Gokyo valley, Chola pass Trek or Everest high passed trek as well, so, do let us know if you want to combine the Mera climbing with any other trek in Everest Region.

Itinerary

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You get picked up by our airport representative from the airport terminal gate on your arrival. He takes you to the hotel and brief you about the program.

You have the rest of the day to rest and gear yourself up for the upcoming adventure.

  • Hotel
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

Today, you go on a guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu that includes visit of many UNESCO World heritage sites. You begin to tour early in the morning and visit the holy Pashupatinath Temple.

From here, you explore Boudhnath Stupa and visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and monkey temple, all of these heritage sites showcase you the rich culture and precise architecture of ancient Nepali time.

  • Hotel
  • B
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

The day begins with a spectacular flight to Lukla, from where you start the trekking. Upon landing at Lukla airport, you meet with other crew members who join you on the trek.

The trail passes through many tiny hamlets and dense forests. You see many trails, therefore make sure to stick to the group to not get lost. You reach Chutanga passing by numerous streams.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3050
  • Chutanga

The trail ascends steeply and crosses Zatrawala Pass. From the top of the pass, you see stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains like Kongde Ru, Number Himal, Karolang Peak, and many others.

The trail then moves along a flat path for half an hour and descends to Zatrabok.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 4610
  • Zatrabok

Today, you trek towards Kothe. After having breakfast, you steeply descend and pass through a lush forest of rhododendron & juniper. The trail offers beautiful views of Mera Peak, Nauleka Peak, and other mountains. 

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 4110
  • Kothe

After a quick breakfast at the lodge, you trek along the bank of a river. The trail gradually ascends towards Thangnak. Enjoying superb views of Kusum Kanguru Peak and other Himalayan mountains, you are at the destination of the day.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 4358
  • Thangnak

The trail moves to the east and climbs to Khare. The trail passes by a moraine from where you get to observe the wonderful view of Sabai Tso glacial lake. Khare welcome you with a fantastic view of the north face of Mera peak and Mera glacier.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 5000
  • Khare

Today is your rest day. As you have already gained significant elevation, it is very important to take a break and adjust your body before moving any further to avoid altitude sickness.

You can explore the village and go on a short hike to a nearby area. 

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 5000
  • Khare

The trail gradually ascends to Mera base camp. Trekking on a steep path, you reach the crest of the glacier. From here, the path becomes flat and leads you to Mera La Pass (5,400 m). Looking over excellent views, you cross a few crevasses and reach the base camp.

  • Tented Camp
  • B, L, D
  • 5200
  • Mera Base Camp

You move towards the Mera high camp. From the base camp, it is a gradual ascend to the high Camp on ice glacier.

The trail offers stunning views of the many Himalayas like Mt. Everest, Mt. Baruntse, Kusum Kanguru, Mt. Makalu, etc. You also see magnificent views of Mera glacier on the way.

  • Tented Camp
  • B, L, D
  • High camp

Today is a big day as you are touching the summit of Mera peak. Analyzing the weather, you begin ascending towards the Summit. As you move further, you see the central Summit appear above the head of a wide glacier flanked by two ridges. Climbing on an open snowfield, you cross crevasses.

The route then swings south-east, eluding below and to the east of the left-hand ridge before turning back towards the main summit ridge of Mera.

There are three summits of Mera Peak, and you climb up to the highest one. Following a classic snow-ridge to just below the final wall that guards the top, you reach the top of Mera Peak.

After soaking in the breath-taking views from the top, you drop down to Khare for a night stay.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 6437
  • Khare

Today is an extra day during the trek. This day comes in handy if you get stuck before or after climbing due to bad weather or any other reason. If everything goes as planned, then you can use this day as an extra day in Kathmandu.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 5000
  • Khare

From Kahre, you descend and pass by Tangnang. It is a small village. From here, you retrace the same path. Trekking through lush forests of fir, rhododendron, pine, and juniper, you reach Kothe.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 4110
  • Kothe

After having breakfast, you leave Kothe and ascend on a steep path to Zatrabok. The trail passes through dense forests and small settlement areas. 

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 4000
  • Zatrabok

The trail moves to Chutanga, As you ascend and several times before reaching Chutang. The trail involves forests and small villages along a rocky path. You get to see wonderful views while trekking.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3050
  • Chutanga

Trekking through lush forest, you descend to Lukla. On the way, you get to see views of Numbur Himal, Karyolang Peak, and many other mountains. It is the same path as before.

Upon reaching Lukla, you can celebrate the successful summit and enjoy your last day looking at the beautiful scenery.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 2840
  • Lukla

After having the last breakfast of the trek, you fly back to Kathmandu. The flight short and scenic. Upon landing at the airport, you move to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you. You can relax and explore around.

  • Hotel
  • B, D
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

Today is another free day for you to use on the trek if there is any delay or cancellation on flights to Lukla, as it may happen sometimes due to bad weather in the mountain.

Take your time to visit tourist sites and stroll on the vibrant streets of Thamel. Buy souvenirs to take back with yourself. If you want we can also arrange a guided sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur and Patan if you want.

  • Hotel
  • B
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

Today is your last day in Kathmandu. We transfer to the international airport for your final departure to your home or next destination.

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What's Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Four-night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek and tented accommodation during the climbing
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trekking and climbing
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax
  • English speaking trained and experienced trekking guide (leader), climbing guide (leader), and porters (1 porter for every two trekkers)
  • All necessary paper works, National park entry permits, climbing permits, and TIMS permit
  • Flight fare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with domestic airport tax
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and insurance for the guide and porters
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service, which will be paid by your travel insurance company
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, and duffle bag – if Necessary

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu
  • Your expenses and entrance fees while you do the tour in Kathmandu
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars and a hot shower during the trek
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Tips for the guide and staff

Check Available Dates

  • Small Group Departure: We have set a date to depart the Mera Peak Climbing. So, select your date and book the tour.
  • Private Departure: Private Island Peak Climb is available on any date as per your need, contact us for the price and booking.
  • Group Size & Price: We have listed the price for up to 14 people only so, if you are more than 14 people, then please contact us for the group price and process to book it.
  • Booking Confirmation: We need the booking confirmation at least one month before the tour date and if your date is less than one month then please Contact us before you make a booking and pay.
Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityPrice 
Start Date10 Oct, 2022End Date28 Oct, 2022AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$2100
Start Date25 Oct, 2022End Date12 Nov, 2022AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$2100

Useful Information

The extra night for pre or post the Mera peak climbing

Extra night hotel in Kathmandu is available at the US $55.00 per night includes breakfast and airport transfers for pre or post the Mera peak climbing. Let us know if you are planning to arrive in Nepal earlier or stay in Nepal later than the scheduled dates and need extra nights in Kathmandu.

Electricity and battery charge service in Mera peak climbing

Electricity is available in Kathmandu and in most of the villages of Mera peak, where you can charge your camera/mobile batteries, and you may have to pay some fee for it.

We also strongly suggest you take extra batteries to use in case of the unavailability of electricity as it may happen sometime.

Guide and Crew for Island peak climbing

You have a professional tourist guide for a day tour in Kathmandu on day 02 and a trained trekking/certified trekking guide for the trekking part till Khare, who handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the trekking part. Then our climbing guide will meet you at Khare and climb you to the summit of Mera peak and return to Khare where our trek guide is waiting and trek you back to Lukla.