MERA PEAK CLIMBING

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

Highlights

  • Take a thrilling flight to Lukla
  • Cross challenging Zatra la Pass
  • Experience 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

Mera peak climbing is the highest climbing peak in the Himalayas of Nepal that offers a once in a lifetime adventure and experience that stay with forever. Mera peak climbing is one of the most adventurous and famous peaks to climb in Nepal. The adventure offers an excellent mix of trekking and climbing. Standing 6,476 meters above the sea level, Mera Peak is located southeast of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest.

Climbing Mera peak is technically easy, even though it is the highest climbing peak in Nepal. Mera Peak climbing is the perfect trekking adventure for anyone who is beginner climber and wanting to experience climbing in the Himalayas. Mera Peak climbing traverses Hinku valley, the remotest part of the Khumbu region. The trail moves along the picturesque villages and dense forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, magnolia, and birch. Hinku valley is the home of numerous species of flora and fauna. Likewise, the trail goes opposite of the usual Everest base camp trek trail, which is less crowded and unspoiled. You get to spend time with locals and observe their daily activities. Similarly, Mera peak climbing offers breath-taking landscape and Himalayan Mountain views.

Leaving the tree line behind, you ascend to the arctic zone and continue walking through ice, glaciers, and moraines. You reach the Mera peak base camp and head to the High camp. From here, you move towards the top of the peak. Our professional climbing guide assist you during the climbing period. He fix the ropes whenever required and also give you basic climbing training. This peak invites all seasoned & amateur climbers who dare to dream & love taking up a challenge for that special sense of something achieved.

Because of the high altitude adventure, it is very important to gain elevation while adjusting your body with the altitude as you move further. We have professionally designed our Mera peak climbing itinerary including ample rest days in between the days. Likewise, we also offer training on how to properly use the climbing gear while climbing. Go through our itinerary and departure dates to know more about the package.

Mera peak climbing starts with a taking a short flight to Lukla, which is the starting point of Mera Peak climbing. From here, you trek through dense forests and small villages. Passing through Chutanga, you cross the challenging Zatra la pass and descend to Zatrabok. The trail moves through Kothe, Thangnak & Khare and gradually ascends to Mera peak base camp. Further, you continue walking on the snowy path and reach the summit of the peak.

Things you get to see and experience during the Mera peak climbing

Take a thrilling flight to Lukla

Lukla is the starting point of Mera peak climbing. A short and thrilling flight takes you to Lukla. During the flight, you get to see aerial views of the Himalayan Mountains and landscape.

Cross challenging Zatra la Pass

On Mera peak climbing, you cross the difficult Zatra la Pass. The route to the top of the pass follows a windy rugged path. On the day of crossing the pass, you wake up early in the morning and gradually ascend towards the pass. From the top of the pass, you can see stunning views of Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru, and many other Himalayan mountains.

Experience rich culture and unique lifestyle of Sherpa

While trekking, you spend many nights in different villages, where you come across the daily lifestyle of Sherpas. Likewise, you get to see their culture, practices, and values. Different monasteries, stupas, prayer wheels, and chortens can be seen on the way as well.

Adventurous and tranquil trail

Even though Mera peak climbing traverses the Khumbu region, the trail is less-crowded and tranquil. You have to follow the opposite trail of EBC Trek, which is comparatively less traveled. The trail passes through small villages and dense forests. There are many ascends and descends. The trail can get steep and rugged in a few parts.

Climb Mera Peak

Reaching the top of the Mera peak is the ultimate goal of the entire journey. The trail is adventurous and thrilling. Following the lead of your guide, you gradually move towards the top of the peak. During the climbing period, your team leader also briefs you proper uses of gears and teaches you basic climbing skills.

Get to see the beautiful landscape and stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains

Mera peak climbing offers beautiful landscapes and stunning views of the Himalayas. The trail is extremely gorgeous and passes through picturesque villages, lovely streams, fine valleys, and moraines. You get to see panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201), Mt. Baruntse (7,162 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Chamlang (7,319 m), and many other snow-capped peaks.

Itinerary

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

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

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

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  • 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
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  • Kothe

After a quick breakfast at 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 in the destination of the day. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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
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  • High camp

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

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  • Khare

This is an extra day, you have during the trek. This day come 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.

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  • 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, juniper, etc, you reach Kothe. 

  • Guest House
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  • 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
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  • Zatrabok

The trail moves to Chutanga. 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
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  • 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. 

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  • 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
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  • Kathmandu

This is another free day for you to use on 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. 

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  • 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 trek 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 each 2 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 (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Your personal expenses and entrance fees while you do the tour in Kathmandu.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars and hot shower during the trek.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide and staffs.

Check Available Dates

  • We have set date to departure the Mera Peak Climbing. So, select your date and book the trek.
  • If preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book the trek on your own date as the trek is available on any date of the year.
  • 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 further process to book the trek.
  • Private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityPrice 
Start Date25 Sep, 2020End Date13 Oct, 2020AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$2100

Useful Information

Extra night’s hotel in Kathmandu pre or post the Mera peak climbing

Extra night hotel in Kathmandu is available at 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 Nepal earlier or stay in Nepal later than the schedule 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 are able to charges your camera/mobile batteries and it may have to pay some fee to charge them.

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

Guide and Crew for Island peak climbing

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

FAQs

Mera peak climbing is surely a difficult peak climbing in Nepal. There are three different routes that lead to the top of the Mera peak and all of them have a different level of difficulty. The route is following while traveling with us is the most adventurous and challenging once.

The trail includes many ascends and descends over the rugged and steep path. The trail to the summit is not technically difficult, therefore it is good for climbers with no previous climbing experience. You have to be in good health and physical fitness to go on Mera peak climbing.

Spring i.e. March to May and autumn i.e. October to November, is the most ideal time to go on Mera peak climbing. These two seasons are considered best to climb peaks in the Himalayas because of the stable weather and moderate climate. The clear bright sky and outstanding views make the journey pleasant.

Yes, you need to have some permits to climb Mera peak which are Mera peak climbing permit, Sagarmatha National park entry permits, TIMS (Trekkers information management system) permit and another entry permits from Khumbu-Pasang Lhamu rural Municipality. We apply and get all these permits for you once you book the Mera peak climbing with us.

Yes, You need travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation by helicopter is required for the Mera peak climbing. The Mera peak climbing involves high altitude mountain so, there is always risk of AMS and in case of emergency, you may have to be evacuated and the cost of the evacuation in Nepal is expensive so, we want to make sure that you have travel insurance that cover all these expenses on emergencies.

No, you do not have to carry your main luggage on Mera peak climbing yourself. We provide porters to carry your luggage on trek and simply carry a day bag pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc.

Meals are served as per the menu of the teahouse during the trek. Dishes like rice, curries, bread, veggies, meat, eggs, porridge, momo, noodles, sandwiches, etc can be seen on the menu and you can choose from them. You can also expect to see Tibetan dishes. Likewise, you can buy snacks from tea shops. During camping, all the meals are cooked by the crew members. We offer you delicious and nutritious meals.

Hotel, Teahouse and camping is the main mode of accommodation in Mera peak climbing. You have good 3-star hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights and Teahouses while on trek till Khare as they are available in the villages in route. The rooms are made with two beds and a few other pieces of furniture. In some places, you can find a hot shower facility, but you might have to pay a few extra bucks. While climbing, you stay overnight in high-quality tents provided by the company. Other tents like a dining tent and washroom tent are also provided.

Yes, the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and return are included in our Mera peak climbing itinerary and price. We book these flights for you and our staff once you book the trek.

No, our Mera peak climbing is land package only and it does not include any international flight to Nepal and to return from Nepal. So, you need to book these flights yourself.

Climbing is a high altitude adventure journey that involves the risk of altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness (AMS). Mera peak climbing takes you above 6,000 meters within the span of a few days, therefore a perfectly planned itinerary is required to avoid AMS. We have crafted our Mera peak climbing itinerary precisely including adequate rest days.

However if you or any member of the group get AMS then we will take appropriate action to take you return safely. Our guide will give you information on it while on trek and if incase any one get sickness then, it depends on the situation and the place you get sick. If you get sick then we can take one day rest at the place and try next day or if you get worse and not any improvement then you will return down the same trail with a guide or porter or if the situation is really worse and you can not to up or down then we evacuate you by helicopter to visit doctor in Kathmandu.

The twin otter airplanes are the only the modes of transport to and from Lukla. Occasionally, flights to and from Lukla may be delayed or cancelled due to unpredictable mountain weather conditions. We have kept one extra free day at the end of the Mera peak climbing to use in the case of a flight delay or cancellation, we use this day if the flight is delay or cancel for one day.

Or if the flights are cancelled for 2 or more days, we then charter a helicopter flight to ensure that you are on scheduled flight to your home or other destination. The cost of this extra service is payable directly to our office in Kathmandu in US cash, or credit cards (Visa Cards, Master Cards only).

A receipt of payment will be provided from which you can claim from your insurance policy. The minimum cost will be US$ 500 and maximum US$ 3000 depending on the number of people.

Yes, you need to have some extra amount for your personal expenses on Island peak climbing and the personal expenses depend largely on your habit.

Most of the meals on this package are included in the price so, you only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, tips, water, souvenirs, hot shower (you have to pay in t some places).

If you do not drink alcohol and sopping then US $12-15 per day per person should be enough for these expenses.

Yes, however tipping for all services provided on Mera peak climbing is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered to be a of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.

To give you an idea, US $ 5 from each member (of group) for tour guide and US $3 from each member for driver on day 2 and total of US $250.00 from each member of the group for the trekking and climbing part to divide to trekking and climbing guide and porters (it depends on the size of the group you traveling). Our trek guide will give you clearer idea when the trek come to end).

Equipment is very important to have comfortable and successful trekking and climbing of Mera peak in Nepal. You should not pack anything that you do not need for the trek and pack all things that you need for the climb. We have given some idea that you should pack while you come for Mera peak climbing.

Group Equipment that we provide for Mera Peak climbing

  • Doman tents and mattress twin sharing basis
  • Kitchen /Dining tents
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Toilet tent
  • Climbing rope: fixed and main rope
  • Harness
  • Crampons
  • Ice-Axe
  • Karabiners: lock/ unlock
  • Ice-screws
  • Snow Bars
  • Rock piton
  • Helmet
  • Ascender (Jummer)
  • Descender (F-8)
  • Tapes / slings

Personal gear that you need for the Mera peak climbing

  • Climbing boots: plastics boot/or similar quality Need fixed crampons.
  • Long sleeved cotton /woolen shirts
  • Wool long under wear
  • Long cotton hiking shirts
  • Warm climbing trousers
  • Light weight fleece
  • Fleece/ wool for climbing
  • Down high altitude sleeping bag (3, 4 session)
  • Sleeping pad (carry mat) or thermo mat
  • Light cotton athletic socks and wool climbing socks
  • Light weight thermal/ insulated climbing gloves
  • Head torch /batteries /bulbs
  • Water proof climbing jacket
  • Down jacket /trousers/vest
  • Climbing sunglasses
  • Sun screen
  • Sun hat
  • Gaiters