Mera Peak Climbing
Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
You may arrive in Kathmandu at any time, our representative will greet and welcome you at the airport. He then helps you to reach in your booked hotel in a private vehicle. He will explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Free day / trekking and climbing preparation
The day is reserved for the final preparations for the trek and climbing as you will be focusing on checking your climbing gears. You are suggested to pack a necessary equipment. You can leave all unnecessary belongings at the hotel and re-pack only the necessary items for the trip. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya (2,730m), Duration: 30 mins flight, 5-6 hours trek
Early morning we take a flight to Lukla, the air route is fascinating, flying above the greenery and White Mountains. The guide will brief you about the trek and introduce our porters after you land on Lukla airport. We then begin our trek to the Chutok La pass (2945m) and reach Paiya overnight. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Day 4: Paiya to Panggom (2,846m), Duration: 5 – 6 hrs.
Today, we commence our trek from Chutenga and ascend steeply and cross Zatrawala Pass (4610m.). We then continue to Zatrabok (4704m), enjoying the wonderful views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi RI, Karyolang peak, and many others. Then we descend to Khartitang (3900m.). Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Day 5: Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m), Duration: 4-5 hrs.
After breakfast, we begin our trek to Panggom La pass. We will cross the Panggom La pass and then we ascend, walk on a steady path and turn north. At first, we cross Peseng Kharka Khola, then, after walking for few minutes we reach Peeng Kharka Danda. Before reaching the Ningsow village, we will cross the Ningsow Khola (stream). Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Day 6: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800m), Duration: 7-8 hrs.
From Ningsow, we ascend first, descend for a while, and climb some more to reach Ramailo Danda. The Ramailo Danda offers an extraordinary views of Mera Peak and Salpa. After climbing up and climbing down our trail, we enter the Makalu Barun National Park. Our trail from here to Chhatra Khola is called Pasang Lhamu trail. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Day 7: Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m), Duration: 6-7 hrs.
We walk towards the north on the main trail to Mera Peak. We will walk on a trail next to the Majang Khola, which then merge with another trail that moves alongside the Hinku Khola. We will move straight ahead towards Tashing Ongma, which has seasonal tea shops. Before reaching Kothe, we continue our trek and cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Day 8: Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m), Duration: 3-4 hrs.
In the shadow of Mera Peak, we trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola. We take lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders’ settlement on the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. We pass a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa, where we can find Mera Peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. After a short walk we will reach Thaknak, a summer grazing area with simple lodges and shops. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Day 9: Thaknak to Khare (5,045m), Duration: 2-3 hrs.
From Thaknak, we follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka. Dig Kharka offers spectacular views of the Himalayas. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. Furthermore, we climbs more steeply to Khare. We can see the northern face of Mera Peak form Khare, which will be a fantastic experience. After lunch, we can hike in and around Khare. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Day 10: Khare – Acclimatization and pre – climb training
Acclimatization day: Rest and explore around.
Pre-Climb Training: After lunch, the guide will train on peak climbing techniques. He teach us on how to use climbing gears i.e. ice axe, crampons, climbing boot, ascender, harness, etc, and how to go up and down using ropes. However, it is not compulsory to have a training experience for Mera, but a brief training does increase the chances of scaling the summit and greatly enjoying the experience. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Day 11: Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m), Duration: 6-7 hrs.
We walk through a rock path on a steep trail to reach the Mera Peak Base Camp. From here, we head to Mera High Camp passing through the Mera La pass. We follow a rocky trail, which can be dangerous if it has recently snowed, as there are several crevasses here. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. Then we set up a high camp. You can enjoy with the excellent views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, and Makalu, the south face of Baruntse, Chamlang, Nuptse, and Lhotse too. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 12: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m) and back to Khare (5045m), Duration: 8-9 hrs.
Today, the whole crew wakes up at around 1 AM for climb preparation. The climber should wake up at around 2:30 AM. We do our breakfast and put on crampons and rope. We begin on our journey to the summit, which takes around 4-6 hours to reach the summit of Mera.
You can enjoy with the spectacular views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Makalu (8,463m), Chamlang (7,319m), Nuptse (7,855m), Ama Dablam (6,812m), Baruntse (7,129m), Kangtega (6,779m) and many more from the summit.
We then return back to high camp and take rest. You will be served by a hot soups/tea. After rest and hot drinks, we retrace our steps down to Khare for the night. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Day 13: Reserve Day for Contingency
We cannot promise if the weather will remain good on our planned itinerary for the summit (day 12). So, this day is used just in case if we will be unable to summit the Mera Peak on day 12 due to unfavorable weather or other reasons. If the weather gets unfavorable, we should wisely postpone our program of scaling the Mera peak. Sometimes you or your group members may get some problems acclimatizing. This day may be used in the case.
If the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this extra day. Overnight stay at Guesthouse/Tented.
Day 14: Khare to Kothe (3600m), Duration: 4-5 hrs.
We leave the mountains behind and descend to Tangerang. We continue towards Kothe. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Day 15: Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4,300m), Duration: 5-6 hrs.
We trek back to Thuli Kharka. The path offers wonderful views of alpine vegetation like colossal rhododendron forest. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Day 16: Thuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrwa La Pass, Duration: 6-7 hrs.
Today we follow the path towards Chutenga. Until we reach Zatrawala Pass, the trail ascends and then again descends until we reach Chutenga. We walk straight forward to the Lukla village. Overnight stay at Guesthouse.
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu
We will fly back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 18: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Today is a leisure day. You can either explore the streets of Kathmandu or you can take rest in your hotel. You can do some shopping. Overnight at hotel.
Day 19: Farewell/Departure
A representative from Visit View Nepal Treks will take you to the airport approx. 3 hours before the scheduled flight. We wish you a safe flight.
- All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
- Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
- Mera peak climbing permit fee
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek and tented accommodation during the climbing
- Government licensed holder English speaking guide during the trek and climb, require porter (1 porter between two clients) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
- Seasonal fruits during the trek
- Duffle bag for the trekking
- Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla, and Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes
- Down jacket and sleeping bag duringthe trek
- First aid medical kit
- Visit View Nepal Treks T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- Gaurishanker National Park Permit Fees
- Tea/coffee, boiled water will be provided during the climb
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 3 passport size photos for permit)
- General climbing equipment such as rope, ice screw, snow bar etc.
- Government taxes & office service charge
What's not included
- Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa
- Travel insurance
- Drink including: Including water, coke, Fanta, alcoholic beverage, snacks, and other personal expenses
- Optional tours and activities during free time
- Garbage deposit fee US$ 250.00 (Refundable)
- Personal trekking equipment
- Hot shower during the trek except at Lukla
- Wi-Fi internet during the trek
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
Rising at an elevation of 6476 m. forming the northern part of Lukla lies the adventurous peaks in Nepal; The Mera Peak. It is one of the most technical peaks in Nepal. It occupy at the edge of the Khumbu region. It is one of the most popular climbing peaks in the world. Nepal’s giant trekking peak can get complex, so it is bound to be a challenging and exciting trip. The Mera Peak Climbing trail is located on the southern side of Everest. Both the western and south routes challenge the climbers in their mountaineering aspects.
The 19 days journey is an extraordinary one which takes you across the off-beaten paths of the Hinku valley. During our trip we will mostly stay at guesthouses. We have specific days set for proper rest and acclimatizing to higher elevations.
On the way you can notice some of the highest 8000 peaks, like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and other beautiful mountain such as Cho Oyu and Ama Dablam. The best time to join this trek is spring and autumn season. The Mera peak climbing serves an absolute treat for the adventurous souls keen on starting their mountaineering/climbing journey.
Highlights of the Mera Peak Trek
- A short scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu which takes you into the Khumbu region.
- Trek in the middle of the green regions blessed with the snowy mountains of Numbur, Kongdi Ri, and many others as you hike through Chutok La and Zatrawala pass.
- Acclimatize at the cultural village of Tangnang. Enjoy the views of the stunning peaks and glaciers.
- Spend the night under the stars of the river valley. You can enjoy a clear sky and relish in the pristine environment.
- Climb the highest trekking peak in Nepal; the Mera Peak is renowned for its mountaineering exposure.
- As you become a part of the Mera Peak climbing journey, you will traverse into the unique Sherpa settlements, shrines, forests, and the iconic suspension bridges.
- Enjoy close-up views of the world’s highest peaks (Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, and Mt. Lhotse)
- Celebrate completing the highest trekking peak in Nepal at 6476m. with your team as you succeed in a technical off-beaten journey crossing the Hinku valley.
Is the Mera Peak Expedition difficult?
Yes it is. Mera Peak Climbing is not a super technical journey but you would still require to be in good health for this course. The climbers need to possess a lot of stamina and strength to overcome the difficulties as you will be trekking for a more extended set of days. So, we would recommend some prior physical training before the expedition although a previous climbing experience is not a pre-requisite.
During the journey, our professional guides will provide you with short pre-climbing training. You will be familiar to use of technical equipment (harnesses, crampons, ice axe, and ropes) as you climb on top of the summit.
Thus, invite yourself on this physically demanding yet exciting journey. It challenge you to take a step closer to the mountains of the Earth.
Join the Visit View Nepal Treks for your Mera Peak climbing adventure, and contact us as we prepare the best arrangements for your incoming journey.