Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Trip Style: Trekking and Climbing
Transport: Private Vehicle & Flight
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge & Camping
Group Size: 16
Max Elevation: Mera Peak (6476m)
- From Mera Peak, you can view the top of the world Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, and Cho-Oyu
- Summit Mera Peak (6470 meters height)
Mera Peak Climbing is popular and highest trekking peaks in Nepal. Mera Peak is situated at the height of 6470m. It has three different summits – Mera North (6470m), Mera Central (6461m) and Mera South (6065m).
On May 20, 1954, the British army officer James Owen Merion Roberts and Sen Tenzing where two climbers who successfully summited Mera Peak Central. Mera North was first summited by three Frenchmen Marcel Joly, L Honills and G Baus.
Most of the peak climbers summit Mera North due to its highest altitude among other Mera peaks. Journey to Mera Peak Climbing starts with the adventurous flight to Lukla, trekking to Mera Peak Base Camp (5400m) following the east of Lukla, and on the final day summit to Mera Peak.
Starting the trekking from Lukla, routes are covered with rhododendron flowers (in spring), silver fir, and Jennifer. After passing the Mera Peak Base Camp, there are no teahouses for foods and accommodation. Now, we have to set up a camp around high camp and to be prepared for accommodation in a tent.
While returning back from Mera Peak Summit, you will have two options to reach Kathmandu. One option is to follow the same route to Lukla. Another option is to trek through the Ampulaptsha pass and ascend towards Island Peak Base Camp which is best suited for adventurous lovers.
Our representative will come to your hotel and catch an early morning flight to Lukla. After 25 minutes, we will land at Lukla. Then, we begin our trek to Paiya after landing at the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla. We walk on a jungle trail, cross a bridge over the Handi Khola and reach Surke Village. From here we continue moving south and cross the Chutok La pass before reaching the small settlement of Paiyan (also known as Chutok). Overnight at Teahouse.
After having breakfast, we will descend for a while and reach a small bridge. From here the trail is slippery until we cross the Kari La pass. We walk through rhododendron and bamboo forests on a narrow mountain trail. On today’s trip, we will be enjoying the wonder of the Dudhkoshi Valley. We continue our trek to Panggom Village where people are dependent on farming and trading. Overnight at Teahouse.
As always we will start our trek after breakfast. After trekking out of Panggom, we cross the Panggom La pass. Then we ascend, walk on a steady path and turn north. We cross Peseng Kharka Khola first then after walking for some time, reach Peeng Kharka Danda. We cross Ningsow Khola (stream) before reaching the Ningsow Village. Overnight at Teahouse.
After having a hot breakfast, we will start out trek from Ningsow. We climb first then descend for a while and climb some more to reach Ramailo Danda. From here we get extraordinary views of Mera Peak and Salpa. After ascending and descending on our trail, we enter the Makalu Barun National Park. Our trail from here to Chhatra Khola is called Pasang Lhamu trail. On the way, if we are lucky enough, we might even encounter the rare Red Panda. Overnight in Teahouse.
After having breakfast in Chhatra Khola. We will walk towards the north on the main trail to Mera Peak. After walking on a trail next to the Majang Khola, we will combine with another trail which moves alongside the Hinku Khola. Our trail moves straight ahead towards Tashing Ongma which has seasonal tea shops. We continue our trek and cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe. Overnight in Teahouse.
After having breakfast in a teahouse. Today, we will trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. We take lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders’ settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Beyond Gondishung, we pass a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we can find Mera Peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. A short walk takes us to Thangnak, which is a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops. Overnight in a Teahouse.
After having breakfast. Time to Leave Thaknak and then we follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, we can see the northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch, we can hike in and around Khare. Overnight at Teahouse.
This day is solely for acclimatization and basic training for preparing ourselves f for the Mera Peak climb. Our climbing leader will help us train basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the best ways to use our climbing gears like the ice ax, harness, ascender climbing boots, and crampons. The training will also include learning the best climbing technique with the rope. Overnight in Khare Teahouse.
After having breakfast, we will walk through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail to reach the Mera Peak Base Camp. From here, we continue further through the Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp. Our path is along a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of 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 while enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, and Baruntse. Overnight at Teahouse.
Today is the big day for all team who are on a mission to summit Mera Peak. It’s going to be very cold in the beginning but soon we warm up as we continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may use a fixed rope if the climbing leader believes it’s required. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we take in spectacular views of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7,129m) and others. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare. Overnight in Teahouse.
After having breakfast, we will start the trek from Khare to Kothe along the same trail used previously. After reaching Kothe, we celebrate our success of completing the summit to Mera Peak by trying out local beers and wines with an expedition team. Overnight in Teahouse.
After having breakfast, we begin our trek to Thuli Kharka. We climb up and descend, cross several streams of the Inkhu Khola before reaching a forked trail nearby Taktho. We choose the trail on our right and continue walking. Our trail passes by a Chorten after which we walk downhill on a steep trail. Next, we will ascend to Thuli Kharka and pass by another Stupa (Chorten) on the way. Overnight in Thuli Kharka (Teahouse).
After breakfast, we will cross the Zatrwa La pass at 4,600m. As soon as we cross the pass, we are welcomed by the sight of the beautiful Lukla Valley which is surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and other Himalayan peaks. From Zatrwa La pass we walk all the way down to Chutang and then straight forward to the Lukla village. In the evening we enjoy dinner in Lukla with our expedition crew. Overnight in Lukla (Teahouse).
After breakfast, we will catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or utilize it by going for souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may guide you. Our professional guides can help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. One of the Mount Mania representatives will invite you to attend a farewell dinner with a cultural show. Enjoy to the fullest.
What to Expect
- Airport pickups and drops
- Teahouse accommodation during the trekking
- Tented accommodation during the climbing
- 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
- Round Trip Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
- English Speaking Trekking Guide (leader) and Climbing guide (leader) with Insurance, Transportation, Food, and Accommodation
- Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
- Duffel bag, T-shirt, and Trekking Map
- Trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit
- Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
- Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
- Daily seasonal fresh fruits after dinner
- A first aid kit carried by the guide (Oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude)
- All government and local taxes
- International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
- Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
- Extra Baggage Charges
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
- Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section
- Travel and Rescue Insurance
- Tips for Guides, Porters, and Drivers
Mera Peak Permit Cost
You need to apply for three different permits for climbing Mera Peak.
Each permit with its cost is listed below:
Climbing Permit Cost:
- Spring Season: USD 250
- Autumn Season: USD 125
- Winter Season: USD 70
- Summer Season: USD 70
Makalu Barun National Park Cost:
- SAARC National: USD 17
- Other National: USD 34
Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Cost: USD 20
Mera Peak Climbing Best Time
The best season for climbing Mera Peak is Spring and Autumn season.
Spring season starts from March to May. On average, the daytime temperature is 10-degree Celsius and – 5 degree Celsius during night time.
In spring, you can get a clear view of five mountain which stands above 8000 meters including Mt.Everest.
In addition, you will be able to witness Rhododendron flowers – the National flower of Nepal blooming in lower altitudes.
Whereas talking about the autumn season, it begins from September to November month. The average temperature ranges from 15-degree Celsius during the day to minus 5-degree Celsius in the night.
The second week of October month will let you experience the best weather with clear skies.
Besides that, watching breathtaking sunrise and sunset from the base camp is an exciting thing to do in this entire trip.
Both seasons will have a crowd in the teahouse and routes. You will meet lots of travelers from around the world.
Hence, pre-booking a Mera Peak Climbing will enable to book a Lukla flight, book teahouse accommodation, arrange climbing guides, and porters on time.
Documents you need to bring for Mera Peak Climbing Permit:
- Valid Passport
- PP Size Photo (4 Pieces)
- Insurance Paper