Mera Peak Climbing

Trip Overview

Mera Peak (6461m), situated in the Khumbu region, is officially the tallest trekking peak permitted for climbing in Nepal. Mera Peak Climbing is considered one of the adventurous climbing that rises to the south of Mount Everest. This climbing package takes you to the pinnacle of the famous mountain introducing you to the unique alpine terrain and allowing you to have insights into local lives. Walking through a dense alpine forest and enjoying the snowcapped mountains induce nothing but blissful euphoria in you. On the way to Mera Peak, you will walk through numerous passes including Kari La Pass, Panggom La Pass, and Mera La Pass.

Why Mera Peak Climbing?

The trip to Mera will give you once in a lifetime opportunity to encounter an unexplored region of Nepal. The feeling that arises while being atop of 6461-meter high peak is unexplainable in words. The pinnacle of Mera Peak Summit offers magnificent views of Mount Everest (8848), Mount Cho Oyu (8201m), Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m), Mount Lhotse (8516m), and Mount Makalu (8485m). Although this is considered one of the challenging and most robust climbing, you will be rewarded with jaw-dropping views; and of course, you will create a memory to cherish forever. Aspirant climbers with prior climbing experience with strong willpower can embark on this trip.

The best time for climbing is from March to June and September to November.

How difficult is Mera Peak Climbing?

Being the highest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera Peak is considered slightly a difficult climbing peak. It is graded PD in the alpine grading system, meaning it possesses challenges and difficulties as the summit is standing at an altitude of 6461m. You need proper preparations, equipment, and guidance to reach the summit.

Most parts of the Mera Peak Climbing involve trekking and only the last part is climbing to the summit from the base camp. It takes a total of three days for climbing from base camp back to the base camp. The majority of the route is non-technical and straightforward. Hence, it is best suited for beginner climbers who want to start the mountaineering journey, experience high-altitude adventure, or hone their climbing abilities.

Nepal Peak Adventure is a renowned name in the trekking business and offers you a customized package depending on your requirement. We assure to serve you with the utmost professional service. We have a dedicated and certified trekking team that will make your peak climbing experience a memorable one. We will get in touch with our representative if you are planning for Mera Peak Climbing and we will acquaint you with detailed information as per your need.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) 

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and trek preparation (1400m)

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2860m) and trek to Paiya (2730m) - 30 minutes flight and 3-4 hour trek

Day 04: Trek to Panggom (2846m) – 5/6 hour

Day 05: Trek to Ningsow (2863m) – 4/5 hour

Day 06: Trek Chhatra Khola (2800m) – 7/8 hour

Day 07: Trek to Kothe (3691m) – 6/7 hour

Day 08: Trek Thagnak (4358m) 3-4 hour

Day 09: Trek to Khare (5045m) – 2/3 hour 

Day 10: Khare: Acclimatization and pre-climbing training 

Day 11: Trek to Mera High Camp (5780m) – 6/7 hour

Day 12: Climb to Summit (6461m) and return to Khare (5045m) – 8/9 hour

Day 13: Reserve Day for Contingency

Day 14: Trek to Kothe (3600m) – 4/5 hour 

Day 15: Trek to Thuli Kharka (4300 m) – 5/6 hour

Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2642m) – 6/7 hour

Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu (1400m) – 30 minutes flight 

Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu

Cost Includes

Arrival airport pick-up and transfer to your hotel

Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural program and farewell dinner.

Tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport tax, and domestic transfer

Teahouse/Mountain Lodge and tent accommodation during the climbing

All meals during the trekking and climbing

Guide: Government certified experienced, fluent English speaker, first aid and eco trained expedition guide.

Assistant Guides: We provide an assistant guide as per the group size to support wherever necessary

Porters: We provide porters as per the necessity to carry your stuff.

All Necessary Climbing Permit Charge

All federal and local taxes as applicable

Down Jacket and sleeping bags (upon request)

A duffle Bag (for the expedition purpose only) and a T-shirt (as a souvenir)

Trekking map and certificate expedition completion

Group medical Kit Box (Diamox and other first aid medicine carried by a guide)

The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter evacuation service which will be paid by your travel insurance company

Final departure transfer

Cost Excludes

Nepal Visa

International flight to Kathmandu and return ticket from Nepal.

Your meal at Kathmandu besides welcome dinner, farewell dinner, and breakfast

The entire cost of beverages (except hot drinks mentioned in the inclusion list), mineral water and beer, etc. while on the treks

Travel insurance (must include Helicopter evacuation)

Tipping to the guide, porter and all climbing crew

Climbing equipment of personal nature

Items not included in the inclusion list comes under your expenses


Our representative will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to a hotel. After a short rest, we will give a brief overview of Mera Peak Climbing. Tonight, we will go for a dinner together wherein you will enjoy typical Nepali cuisine along with a cultural performance from the artists.
You will start the city tour after your breakfast today. You will visit numerous historical and religious sites listed in the world heritage sites such as Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. Following the tour, you will have time to prepare for the trek.
Today, you will leave for Lukla early in the morning and enjoy one of the best air routes with the mountain views while on board. After landing at Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla, you will have breakfast and meet your other climbing crew. Then, you will trek down to Paiya passing through forests, traditional village complemented by stunning mountain views. We will stay overnight at Paiya.
Early in the morning, you will resume your trek on downhill trail until you reach a bridge. The further walk on a slippery trail leads you to cross Kari La pass. After lunch, you will walk through narrow paths encountering bamboo and rhododendron trees. On the way, you will have magnificent views of Dudhkoshi valley and Dudh Kund Himal. After this, you will reach Panggom for the overnight stay.
After breakfast, you will start ascending to reach Panggom La Pass. You will then climb up to cross Peseng Kharka Khola (a local stream) after which you will reach Peng Kharka Danda (hill). Enjoying the beautiful landscapes around, you will cross a local Ningsow Khola to reach your today’s destination, Ningsow village.
In the beginning, you will walk on a down and uphill trail until you reach Ramailo Danda. From this point, you can enjoy the view of Mera Peak. After a short break, a further walk takes you into the Makalu Barun National Park. Then we start the Pasang Lhamu trail to reach Chhatra Khola where you halt for the day.
You will start the day with a hike to Hinku valley. Then, you will follow the leisurely trail to reach Tashinig Ongma. This is the place of seasonal teahouse where you will have lunch. You will continue walking to pass through Sanu Khola until you reach Kothe for the overnight stay.
After breakfast, you will trek along the Hinku Khola and reach Gondishung for lunch. We will then visit a 200-year-old monastery called Lungsumgba Gompa where travelers receive blessings from the Lamas for their climb. You will stroll around the clo ister for a short time before you leave for Thagnak where you stop for the day.
As you resume the trek today, you will follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka. From this place, you can enjoy the view of Charpate Himal. The trail will then climb through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers. Then you will have a steep climb to reach Khare where you stay overnight.
Today, you will spend at Khare for acclimatization purpose. Moreover, you will prepare yourself for the Mera Peak climbing with the orientation on the use of climbing gears namely ice axe, harness and crampons. You will also learn to use the rope while climbing. Overnight at Khare.
Today you will hike to Mera Peak Base Camp by walking through the boulder-strewn course on a steep trail. You will cross Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp. The campsite at the High Camp offers majestic views of Mount Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse amongst others.
Today, you will start climbing early in the morning and ascend a cliff. After a while, the slope steepens making the trail difficult to walk. At the foot of the summit, you can use a fixed rope to reach the top. You will enjoy the views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu and the mountain terrain from the top. You will return to high camp and descend to Khare for the overnight stay.
Due to adverse weather in the mountains and other circumstances sometimes you cannot go as per the planned itinerary, so this is a reserve day for a contingency plan. If everything goes as per the itinerary and weather remains favorable, you will skip this day and continue the trip.
You will retrace the path to Kothe from Khare. The trail is rough with fields and scarce settlement. Upon reaching Kothe, you can celebrate the success of summiting Mera Peak with your crew members. Overnight at Kothe.
Today you will walk on an up and downhill trail passing through Inkhu Khola to reach Taktho. Further, you will pass a Chorten on the way and then climb downhill on a steep trail. After this, you will ascend to Thuli Kharka and pass another Chorten before reaching today’s destination, Thuli Kharka.
After breakfast today, you will start ascending to reach Zatra La Pass. From here, you will leave the Makalu Barun National Park and get fascinated with the beauty of Lukla valley. Then, you will descend to Chutanga and walk on an easy trail leading to Lukla. Overnight at Lukla.
Flights to and from Lukla are scheduled in early hours considering unpredictable weather conditions. So, we take an early flight back to Kathmandu leaving behind the spectacular mountains. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, the guide will escort you to the hotel. You can stroll around the city and relax in the afternoon.
Your Mera peak climbing trip ends today after eighteen adventurous days. We will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport to catch your scheduled international flight.

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