Mera Peak Climbing is an arduous but rewarding trek that leads to the summit of Mera Peak, at 6,470 meters (21,190 feet) the highest mountain in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The views from the top are nothing short of spectacular, with panoramic vistas of some of the world’s most famous peaks including Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu.
The Mera Peak Climbing route begins at the village of Lukla, located in the Khumbu Valley. After a brief trek up the Dudh Kosi Valley, the trail reaches the village of Namche Bazaar, home to the largest community of Sherpas in Nepal. From here, the route ascends to the Mera La Pass at 5,415 meters (17,769 feet), before making the final push to the summit.
The Mera Peak Climbing route is considered a moderate to difficult trek, with a high degree of physical fitness required. The altitude can also be challenging, so it is important to take adequate time to acclimatize in the weeks leading up to the trek. A Mera Peak Climbing permit is required and can be obtained through the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).
Trip Duration: 20 Days
Maximum Altitude: 6,470 meters
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Suitable Trekking Season: Spring/Autumn
Trekking Mode: Camping/Lodges
1. Trekking to the highest peak (6,470m) of Nepal.
2. Witness the majestic views of multiple snow-covered mountains.
3. Experience the warm hospitality from the Khumbu region
4. Trek along with the beautiful landscapes and explore the nature
Mera Peak climbing is considered one of the longer trekking destinations that can last up to 13 days. Well, the trek begins from the capital city, Kathmandu with the flight towards Lukla. After the 35 minutes of flight, the trek begins up to Chhuthang.
Throughout the trek, you will experience the diverse landscapes and cross multiple high passes that include Mera Base Camp (5,300m), Mera High Camp (5,700m), and Mera Peak (6,470m).
With the successful trek and summit of Mera Peak, we head back to the villages and then back to the Lukla to catch the flight back to Kathmandu where the expedition ends.
Day 01 Flight: Kathamndu to Lukla and trek to Chutanga 3100m.
Day 02 Trek Chutanga Zatra La Pass 4,600m.
Day 03 Trek Chatrarbu (Thuli Khark) – Kothey 3090m.
Day 04 Trek Kothey – Thangnak 4,355m.
Day 05 Trek Thangnak – Khare 5,095m.
Day 06 Khare – acclimatization day for climbing and short hiking around the place.
Day 07 Trek Khare Mera Base Camp – High Camp 5,800m.
Day 08 Today climb high camp – Mera peak 6,470m Summit.
Day 09 Trek Khare – Kothey.
Day 10 Trek Kothey – Chatrarbu (Thuli Khark).
Day 11 Trek Chatrarbu (Thuli Khark) to Lukla.
Day 12 Flight: Lukla to Kathmandu.
Planning and executing the high passes expedition in Nepal, the best time is during Spring and Autumn when the climate and temperature are stable and favorable for all the trekkers.
During these seasons, there are fewer chances of snowfall and rainfall which can make the trek even more difficult. So, it is always advised to execute the trek during the Spring (March to May) or Autumn (September to November) season.
Furthermore, during the Spring season, you can witness the clear and majestic view of the Mountains.
To climb Mera Peak, you would require a permit for which you have to pay a certain amount to the Nepal Mountaineering Association. However, the cost of the permit differs as per the season.
During the Spring season, the cost rises up to USD250 while the price declines up to USD125 during the Autumn season. Moreover, during the off-season, Winter, and summer seasons, the cost for the permit is only USD70.
To receive a permit from the government, you would need some documents along with you which are listed below:
1. 2 passport-sized photos
2. A photocopy of your passport
3. Correctly filled permit forms
4. The required costs for the permit
5. Travel insurance for high altitude climbs as helicopter rescues are funded by this insurance for food and Accommodation.
As the trek trails towards the rural areas with difficult transportation services, there aren’t many options to choose from for food and accommodations. Talking about the foods that you will receive throughout the treks are the Nepalese common meal, dal bhat.
However, you get to enjoy noodles, soup, tea, roti, wheat bread, on the teahouses and lodges. Similarly, talking about the accommodation throughout the trek, you will have decent lodges and hotels at the lower altitude levels with more population.
As you rise up towards the high altitude levels with a few populations, the lodges you can expect are with the cozy room, twin beds, mattress, blankets, and shared toilet.
While trekking, it is always better to carry a sleeping bag to protect yourself from cold and have comfortable sleep.
Mera Peak is considered to be a moderate level trekking as the trek is quite easy that even people with less experience can attempt the trek. However, as the trek includes a high altitude zone of over 6000+, you should be aware of altitude sickness.
Yes, you can hire a personal porter to carry your backpacks during the expedition. But it might cost you some extra charge to hire a porter.
Throughout the trek, you can have easy access to both internet and telephone service. Also, using a satellite phone requires additional costs.
We welcome you at the international airport of Nepal and drive you to the hotel where you can prepare for the trek and explore the capital city, Kathmandu.
Today we head towards Lukla, the foothill of the Himalayas after a flight of 35 minutes. Early in the morning, we get to experience the amazing sight of high peaks and the beauty of nature.
After reaching Lukla, we trek towards Chhuthang crossing multiple Sherpa villages. We walk along the thick forest of Rhododendron and pine trees.
With an early breakfast at Chhuthang, we head towards Zatrawala Pass walking past Tuli Kharkha on the steep trailed hill. From the top of the hill, you can see an amazing view of Karyoland Peak, Kongdi Ri, Lumding Himal, etc.
Today, we trek along the Hinku valley of the Khumbu region crossing multiple uphills and downhills, Similarly, we trek through lust forests of Rhododendrons and Pine forest.
Walking along the wilderness, we end our day at Kothe where we rest overnight.
Today we head towards climbing Mera Peak walking along the Hinku Riverside. We stop at Gondishung to have our lunch and then walk across Buddhist Gompa and Lungsumgba Gompa.
With that, we enjoy the beautiful surroundings with high peaks, grazing yaks, and beautiful landscapes.
Today we head towards Khare from Thangnak passing through the steep moraine trails. The trek today is quite difficult as we need to walk along the glacier. Walking throughout the day, we stay at Khare and have an overnight stay.
Today we take a rest day to recharge our energy for the upcoming difficult trek to head towards the Mera Base Camp.
One of the most exciting and important days of the trip where we will be heading towards the Mera Base Camp at an altitude of 5,300m. However, we will have a quite difficult trek walking along the steep way of Mera Glacier.
Another difficult and high-altitude trek towards the Mera High Camp will be our last stop before the Mera Peak summit. Today, we trek 3 to 4 hours reaching slowly and safely towards the high camp.
We also experience some of the breathtaking mountain views after reaching the high camp.
The most essential day of the entire trek is as we climb Mera Peak and reach the highest altitude level of 6,470m above sea level. Also, today is the toughest day to make the summit and return back to Khare.
We start our trek early in the morning at around 2 AM and reach the summit before noon. Reaching the summit we experience one of the best moments of our lives. Similarly, we then head back towards Khare to rest overnight and recharge ourselves.
This is the day we start to head back towards the low altitude zone. With several downhills and uphills throughout the day, we stay at Kothe.
Similar to the day before, we keep climbing town towards Tuli Kharka after the walk of 5 to 6 hours. This might be the last location to observe the beauty of Mera Peak from the close.
Today is the last day of the journey at the foothills of the Himalayas as we leave Tuli Kharka towards Lukla.
Today we take the flight from Lukla airport towards the capital city, Kathmandu witnessing the high altitude view of several mountain peaks.
Today is the last day in Nepal and time to say goodbye and drive you back to the airport.
Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.
Accommodation and meals: During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation.
Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.
Climbing equipment: – (Warm down jackets, sleeping bags, warm trousers, koflach shoes, trekking shoes and sandals, perfectly fitting crampons, gaiters, jumar, gloves, sunglasses, headlight, helmet, harness belt, figure – 8.
Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness, and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while traveling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergency.
Below is a checklist of equipment that we advise people have with them when visiting Nepal. This is a guideline only and will depend on the type of trip you are undertaking.
While we always suggest bringing your most important equipment from home, it is possible to buy or rent equipment in Kathmandu where almost all products and major brands are available, often at cheaper rates than you might find at home.
This equipment listed is prepared by our long experiences in trekking. During the treks, our porters can carry approximately 20kg in total while we recommend that any trekker carries their own day-pack that weighs between 8-12kgs which would include a camera, snacks, and drinking water for easy access.
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore-Tex Jackets).
The spring season of March/April/May is the best for holidays in the Nepalese Himalayas. The sky and the weather are very clear and sunny in these months and the temperature is warmer. At heights below 3,500 meters, you can expect temperatures of 20 to 25 degrees during the daytime, although these will drop at night. Once above 3,500, you should expect significant temperature drops at night and early morning, often as low as -15 degrees.
There is some rain in these months, but nothing severe and this really helps to bring out the natural colors in the varied flora and fauna, especially in the national flower of Nepal, the rhododendron.
This is the primary time for tourism in Nepal with trekkers and mountain climbers seen all across the country.
Nepal experiences its monsoon season during June, July, and August, and it can sometimes last until mid-September. Some treks are possible in mid-June before the rains really get heavy, however, visibility can be limited.
The rains bring other challenges and obstacles. Mountain flights are not so frequent,
while landslides can block the roads. Trekking in mid-June is still possible but we advise against the classic treks such as Everest due to the risk of long delays at Lukla which could potentially lead to missing international flights. If this is the only season possible for you, then we recommend treks in drier parts of the country such as Upper Mustang or Upper Dolpo. We can also suggest other activities such as white water rafting or visiting the National Parks at Chitwan or Bardia.
With very similar conditions to spring, the autumn season begins in mid-September and runs to mid-December, and is also ideal for trekking. This is a long window of good visibility and so there are a wide variety of trekking options available.
This time of year is also known for its festivals, especially the Dashain festival/Tihar festival and Chhad festival. There are also long national holidays so many people return to their villages to see family, making rural Nepal even more vibrant than normal. There is little rain and the skies are mostly clear with warm weather. This does mean that the trekking routes can be quite crowded in the most popular areas so we advise booking early to avoid the disappointment of full tea houses.
The less popular trekking regions such as Manaslu, Tsum Valley, Upper Dolpo, Mustang, and Naar Phu are great alternatives for those who want to avoid the crowds at this busy time.
December to February is the winter season in Nepal. Trekking at this time is not ideal and we advise against anything that goes into thin air as snowfall is common and temperatures can be extremely low.
Trips that can be done in winter include trekking in the hills around Kathmandu, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Nagarkot, Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, or experiencing a homestay in one of the local villages. The biggest positive of this time of year is the excellent sunsets and sunrises which can often be enjoyed in rural areas.
There is something for everyone at any time of year in Nepal and the team at Peace Nepal Treks is happy to advise the most suitable for your needs.
If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal Treks holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.
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25th Jul, 2022
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25th Jul, 2022
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25th Jul, 2022
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