Mera Peak Climbing

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Mera Peak Climbing
Key Information
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Duration:15 Days
  • Trip Grade: Technically Challenging
  • Max. Altitude:6,476 m/21,247 ft
  • Starts/Ends:Kathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Trip Style:Trekking and Climbing
  • Group Size:2 Pax to 14
  • Best Time:Spring - March to May Autumn - September to November

Join us on an adventurous and lifetime 15 days Mera peak climbing expedition in Nepal. Climb the highest trekking peak in the Himalayas of this beautiful country. Mera peak is a perfect climbing package for beginner trekkers with no technical sections. If you are looking to challenge yourself and unlock a new achievement, then Mera peak climbing is one of the best options in 2024 to do so.

On this 15 days trip, you will explore the bustle of Kathmandu (the capital of Nepal) and fly to Lukla from where the journey begins. Explore the remote Hinku Valley and traverse via the Makalu Barun National Park. Spend nights in remote Sherpa villages and get to see their unique lifestyle. Follow steep and rugged terrain away from the mainstream EBC trail.

Mera peak trekking route is wild and pristine. On the way, you will witness many stunning Himalayan mountains, such as Everest (8,849 m/29,032 ft), Makalu (8,463 m/27,766 ft), Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft), Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft), etc. Explore many isolated Kharkas (summer camps) of yak herders and witness diverse landscapes.

What to expect during the Mera peak climbing 15 days?

  • A perfect peak in the Himalayas for aspiring mountaineers to kick-start their mountaineering journey. Climbing Mera peak is technically easy but physically very demanding.
  • From Lukla, trek to Chhuthang (3,020 m/9,908 ft), cross the Zatrwa La pass (4,600 m/15,091 ft) and descend to Thuli Kharka (3,900 m/12,795 ft). Further, spend nights in Kothe (3,691 m/12,110 ft) and Thaknak (4,358 m/14,299 ft) villages before arriving at Khare (5,045 m/16,553 ft).
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of the Sherpas and other communities along the trekking route. Learn their culture and practices.
  • Explore many stupas, chortens, and prayer wheels along the way, including the ancient Lungsumgba Gompa.
  • Khare is the base camp of Mera Peak and also the last settlement area. You will spend a night in the alpine tent at Mera High Camp before reaching the summit.

Mera Peak climbing route

You will set up a high camp at 5,780 meters (18,964 ft) and spend a night here before pushing towards the summit. The Mera Peak High Camp is situated on a rocky shelf behind a big vertical rock. This place is perfect to spend the night as it provides protection and shelter from the harsh mountain environment.

From high camp, you will climb following northern snowy slopes that lead to the summit of Mera Peak. Be careful while climbing and manage your pace. Follow the instructions of your guide and climb slowly using the fixed ropes. The mountain panoramas are fantastic along the way, so take your time to enjoy them as well.

Mera peak pre-climbing training

You will spend two nights in Khare, the Mera Peak Base Camp. During your full day at the base camp, your team leader will provide you with pre-climbing training. You will learn basic climbing vocabulary and also learn to use some basic climbing gear.

This pre-climbing training will boost your confidence and also teach you important techniques to manage equipment, assess potential hazards, and navigate tricky terrain. You will also go on an acclimatization hike during your rest day in Khare.

Benefits of Mera Peak climbing with Halesi Treks

We, Halesi Treks, provide the best Mera peak climbing itinerary with ample rest days, ideal for first-time climbers. Our team has many years of experience in organizing Mera peak climbing expeditions. You will climb with a professional climber who has climbed this peak numerous times before. By doing the Mera peak climbing with us, you will be in safe hands.

Likewise, we also have a genuine Mera peak climbing cost. Our package includes all the major expenses involved in the journey, like transportation, accommodations, meals, permits, and expenses of guides and porters. You can join our fixed Mera peak climbing 2024 departures or also customize the tip as per your requirements.

You do not have to worry about hidden costs with us. We are very transparent with our trip pricing and policy. Our team will be with you all the time to assist you during your trip with us in Nepal. We do not compromise on our quality of service. We are one of the best travel partners in Nepal, whether you do tours, trekking, or climbing.


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Meet our team members at the Tribhuvan International Airport. They will welcome you and take you to the hotel. Spend some time resting and later meet us for a trek briefing. Say hello to your guide and later do the packing. End the day with a delicious welcome dinner and explore the vibrant streets of Thamel before returning to your hotel.

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

You will take the first flight to Lukla early in the morning. Meet the porters there and begin trekking towards Chhuthang. The trail goes through hillsides and continues via lush forests of rhododendrons and pine. On the way, you will trek past small settlements and cross suspension bridges.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,020 m/9,908 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 5-6 hours

Follow a steep trail from Chhuthang and gradually ascend towards the top of the Zatrwa La pass. The mountain view from the top of the pass is phenomenal. You can see peaks like Karyolang, Kongde Ri, and Numbur Himal. Further, the trail descends to Chattre and continues to Thuli Kharka via ya pastures.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,600 m/15,091 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 5-6 hours

Leaving the Thuli Kharka, you will head to Hinku Valley. The trail is isolated and offbeat. Follow a downhill route on a rugged track and continue trekking on an uphill route via forests of oak, rhododendron, and pine. The trail ascends and descends, offering excellent views of Mera Peak and Mt. Everest. The trail further goes past the Hinku river and ascends to Kothe.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,691 m/12,110 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 3-4 hours

The trail from Kothe follows the Hinku river and gradually ascends to Gondishung. You will stop here for lunch and visit the ancient Lungsumgba Gompa. The trekking route is isolated and forested. Soon, you will trek past some pastures and reach Thaknak.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,358 m/14,299 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 3-4 hours

From Thaknak, we will begin trekking early in the morning and head towards Khare. Khare is the last settlement on the way to Mera Peak. It is also known as the Mera Peak Base Camp. This part of the trail is quite challenging and offers stunning mountain views. As it is a short trekking day, you will have the rest of the day to relax and plan the summit push.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,045 m/16,553 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 2-3 hours

Spend one more day in Khare resting and preparing for climbing. After a lovely breakfast, go on an acclimatization and hike and later get a pre-climbing training for your team leader. Learn how to use crampons, fixed ropes, and other climbing gear. Spend the late part of the day resting and recovering.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse

The trail from Mera Peak Base Camp ascends to Mera Peak High Camp. The route goes across the huge Mera Glacier. You will also cross the Mera La pass and climb on steep, snowy rocky slopes. From the Mera La, the trail gets more steep and continues to the high camp.

Upon reaching the high camp, you will get to witness breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Chamlang, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Nuptse, and Mt. Baruntse. The supporting crew will set the tents here and prepare meals. You will have everything to make your stay at the high camp lovely.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,780 m/18,964 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Camp
  • Duration: 5-6 hours

Today is a big day, you will be climbing to the summit of Mera Peak. You will be climbing early before the dawn breaks (around 1 AM - 2 AM). It is to help reach the summit before noon and return to the base camp. The weather gets very bad during the afternoon.

The climbing route is all snowy, steep slopes. You will not come across technical sections, but the altitude and harsh environment will make climbing difficult. Once you reach the summit, spend some time and follow the same route back to the base camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 6,476 m/21,247 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Camp
  • Duration: 9-10 hours

We have kept one more day in case we come across bad weather during our summit push or Lukla flight. If we do not use this day, you will have one extra day in Kathmandu to spend.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

The trail from Khare follows a steep, rugged route back to the Hinku river valley. You will trek downhill mostly and pass by small Sherpa settlements. Enjoy stunning mountain views on the way and tranquil surroundings. You will trek past Tashing Ongma before reaching Kothe.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,691 m/12,110 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 4-5 hours

You will leave Kothe after a delicious breakfast and begin trekking back to Thuli Kharka. On this day, you will mostly walk uphill through lush forests. Following the western side of the Hinku valley, trek past streams and small waterfalls to reach Thuli Kharka.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,900 m/12,795 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 5-6 hours

The trail ascends back to the Zatrawala pass, following steep and rocky terrain. Witness captivating mountain views and ascend to Lukla, where the trek ends. Enjoy your celebratory drink in Lukla with the team.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,860 m/9,337 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Duration: 6-7 hours

You will fly back to Kathmandu on this day. The morning flight will present you with a breathtaking aerial mountain panorama. Once you reach Kathmandu, we will drive you to Thamel. You have the remaining time to rest and explore the city. In the late evening, meet us for a farewell dinner.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,440m/4,724 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Duration: 35 minutes

We will drive you to the airport today. You will fly back to your home. Our team will pick you up from the hotel as per your flight departure time.

  • Meals: Breakfast only

Trip Cost Details

What's Included
  • All (international and domestic) airport transfers on a tourist vehicle
  • Twin-sharing accommodation for 2 nights in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Twin-sharing guesthouse accommodation during the trekking
  • Tented camp accommodation and all meals during the 1/2-night stay at the Mera Peak Base Camp (We will provide fully water/wind-proof twin-share tents, dining tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, etc.)
  • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) including one hot drink
  • National Park, TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System), and Mera Peak Climbing Permit.
  • Experienced, first-aid trained, government-licensed, English-speaking Halesi Treks's trekking guide
  • Group climbing equipment (Climbing rope, ice screw, snow bar, and ice hammer)
  • Climbing Sherpa from Khare to the summit of Mera Peak and back to Khare (We assign one climbing guide for a group of 2 clients. We increase the number of guides if we have 3 or more clients in one group.)
  • Porters during the trek for carrying luggage (1 porter for every 2 clients)
  • Round-trip airfare between Kathmandu/Manthali and Lukla
  • Wages, accommodation, meals, gear, insurance, and medications for all staff
  • Halesi Treks's duffel/kit bag
  • A farewell dinner on the last night in Nepal
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes
What's not Included
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu
  • International flight fare
  • Any beverages including bottled and boiled water
  • Travel insurance along with high-altitude emergency evacuation coverage
  • Tips to trekking staff and driver
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • Personal Trekking gear and  Climbing equipment
  • Any expenses other than the Price Include section
  • City Tour in Kathmandu
Dates & Availability
Starts:Aug 16, 2024Ends:Aug 30, 2024
Price fromUS$2400

Regarding the Lukla flight details which may affect your itinerary. During peak seasons, ( March, April, May, October, and November) the flight to Lukla will be operated from Ramechhap/Manthali Airport due to air traffic expansion In Kathmandu Airport, which is about a 5-hour drive from Kathmandu. Whereas, during non-peak seasons, (January, February, June, July, August, September, and December) the flight is operated from Kathmandu.

You have the option to book a direct helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla for an extra charge of USD 550 per person. This price is quoted on a 5-people sharing basis. This is the best alternative to avoid the long drive to Manthali airport.

The Above-given cost is per person and the Above-given Mera Peak Climbing fixed departure dates are available for you. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

Useful Information

Mera peak climbing difficulty

Mera peak climbing involves physical difficulties rather than technical ones. It is a beginner-friendly trekking peak, which means if you are fit and can withstand high altitude and cold, then you can do the Mera peak climbing.

There are no crevasses crossing or ice walk climbing during the Mera peak climbing, however the extreme exposure to wind, sun, and cold makes the journey physically and mentally very strenuous.

For the first few days of the Mera Peak climbing, you will trek following an offbeat route to the base of Mera Peak. The trail is more remote than the mainstream EBC trail and less crowded.

There are many steep ascents and descents involved and also crosses the Zatrawala pass. Likewise, from the base camp onwards, you will begin climbing toward the summit of Mera Peak.

Basic climbing skills are needed to reach the summit. Throughout the Mera peak climbing expedition, you will cover approximately 125 kilometers. 6 hours of walking each day is common. Overall, the Mera peak climbing difficulty is graded Alpine PD.

Altitude sickness

Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal, which stands at 6,476 meters (21,247 ft) above sea level. Given this exposure to a very high altitude, climbers may suffer from altitude sickness. It is common and also manageable/avoidable. You have to be careful of symptoms like vomiting, headache, insomnia, nausea, difficulty in breathing, etc.

Take proper medicine if you see these symptoms. Do not ignore them because if they escalate, it may hinder your entire trip. And make sure to take the medicine only under the guidance of your guide. He is trained to provide first-aid if needed.

To avoid altitude sickness during the Mera peak climbing, do the following things:

  • Take regular breaks and maintain your pace. Do not rush and enjoy nature.
  • Practice deep breaths and mindfulness.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Avoid caffeinated drinks, alcohol, and cigarettes. These things will dehydrate your body and make you much more vulnerable to altitude sickness.
  • Have carbohydrate-rich meals to provide yourself energy to walk long hours. Keep having snacks and protein bars for an extra boost along the way.
  • Get plenty of sleep, and do not tire yourself unnecessarily.

Is travel insurance necessary for Mera peak climbing?

Yes, travel insurance with emergency helicopter evacuation is necessary to join Mera Peak climbing. You cannot get a climbing permit without travel insurance. In case of a medical emergency, we use travel insurance to rescue you from the trail and provide you with immediate medical assistance in Kathmandu. During our climbing trips, the rescue team stays on stand-by.

The best time to do the Mera Peak climbing

You can climb Mera Peak in two seasons every year- spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Both seasons have perfect climbing conditions with many summit windows. To make sure we reach the summit, we stay updated with the weather forecast and plan for summit push as per that.

There is a low chance of bad weather during spring and autumn, which increases your chance of reaching the summit and returning safely. The visibility is fantastic, along with stabler weather and a mild climate. You will witness breathtaking mountain panoramas throughout the trail.

Accommodation and Meals

The accommodation during the Mera peak climbing is teahouses. As the Mera Peak trail is not that famous and not visited by many trekkers, the facilities are limited. This trekking route is much more remote and unspoiled than the EBC trail. You will spend nights in comfortable but simple tea houses along the trail.

Twin shared rooms are common with shared washrooms. Rooms will be small but clean and cozy. For extra comfort, carry a sleeping bag with you. Services like charging, WiFi, and hot showers will cost you additional money. You will spend one night in a tent at the Mera High Camp. All the tents and essentials are given by us.

The menu consists of a variety of dishes ranging from momos, noodles, thukpa, and dal bhat to burgers, pasta, sandwiches, curries, stew, etc. Likewise, egg, bread, jam butter, pancakes, porridge, soups, oats, muesli, etc, are available for breakfast. You will get boiled drinking water everywhere.

Mera Peak climbing packing list

  • Clothes: Underwear, Short-Sleeved Shirts/T-shirts, Lightweight Top/Thermo Coat, Midweight Top, Synthetic or Fleece Jacket, Down Insulated Jacket, Gore-Tex Jacket, Lightweight Long Underpants, Midweight Long Underpants, Trekking Pants, Synthetic Insulated Pants, Gore-Tex Pants, Trekking & Climbing Socks, Summit Socks, Sun Cap, Wool/Fleece Hat, Balaclava, Neck Gaiter/High Neck, Lightweight Synthetic Liner Glove, Wind Stopper Fleece Gloves, Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
  • Technical Devices/Climbing Gears: Climbing Helmet, Ascenders/Jumar, Belay Device (ATC Guide/Figure of 8), Assistant Rope, Tape Sling, Ice Screw, Headlamp with Spare Batteries (Petzl/BD), Ice Axe Semi-technical, Harness, Carabiners (Both Lock & Unlock), Summit Boot/G2SM, Crampons, 1 Sleeping Bag: -30 +C to -40 +C, Thermarest Cell Foam Mattress, Sun/Glacier Glasses UV Protection, Snow Goggle UV Protection, Extendable Trekking Poles (BD Alpine Flz)
  • First Aid Kit and Toiletries: Water Purification Tablets, Baby Wipes or Wet Towels, Sunscreen (-50 Spf), Lips Guard (-20/-50 Spf), Handy Plaster, Crack Bandage, Tincture, Lodine, Strepsils, Antibiotic, Paracetamol, Capsule/Eldoper, Brufen/Ibuprofens, Aspirin, Sinex, Anti-Diarrhea, Diamox, Eye Drops, Zip-Lock Bag
  • Toiletries: Hand Sanitizers & Hand wash, Wet Tissues, Moisturizers, Laundry Soap, Garbage Bag, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Bath Soap, Shampoo
  • Miscellaneous: Lightweight Hiking/Trekking Boots, Solar chargeable power bank (optional), Camp Bootie, Rucksacks (45 - 55 Ltr.), 1 Duffel Bag, Water Bottles, Thermos/Flask, Pee Bottle, Swiss Knife, Sandals, Pack Towel, Umbrella/RainCoat, Spare batteries, Waterproof Stuff, Sacks, Journal/Pen, Book/Board Game, Bars & Snacks, Satellite Phone (if possible)
  • Travel Documents: Valid Passport, Valid Visa, 4 PP Size Photo, Insurance Paper (Medical & Rescue) & Contact Address, Family/Company Contact Number & Address, Credit Card
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