Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Climbing
  • Transport: Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge & Camping
  • Group Size: 1 - 16
  • Max Elevation: Mera Peak (6476m)

Highlights

  • 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)
  • Awe-inspiring views of the entire Everest Mahalangur Himalayan range, including Mt Everest, Mt Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, etc
  • Passing through the stunning landscapes of Makalu Barun National Park
  • Magical views of the Himalayan sunrise and sunsets
  • Exploring the local settlements and their culture and heritage
  • Practice and training ground for Mount Everest expedition
  • Arriving at the top of the Mera Peak Summit at 6470m
  • Staying at the community tea houses and lodges with incredible hospitality
  • Wildlife exploration of rare and endangered species

Description

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. 

13 Days Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary

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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 after landing at the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla. We walk on a jungle trail, cross a bridge over the Handi Khola and reach Chhutang 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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Distance: 6 km 4/5 hrs
  • Altitude: 2800m

Leaving Chhutang we will follow the trail that gradually ascends and steepens as we head towards the crossing of Zatrawala Pass at 4600 meters. Our tiring climb to the top of the pass is rewarded with magnificent views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang Peak and other surrounding peaks. Our trek goes along a level path for almost two hours before descending all the way to Tuli Kharka.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Distance: 16km / 6-7 hrs
  • Altitude: 4100m

Our trail from Kothe goes along the ridge of the Hinku river towards Gondishung. We will pass through Lungsumgba Gompa which was built approximately 200 years ago. Here we can find Mera Peak along with its route scripted in rock, a fantastic example of rock carving architecture. Our trek continues along a rather easy walking trail that leads to the summer grazing area of Thangnak where there are shops and tea houses.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Distance: 4- 5 hrs
  • Altitude: 4180m

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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Distance: 4-5 hrs
  • Altitude: 4325m

Our trail from Thangnak goes over the lateral moraine towards Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. From there, the trek involves a steep climb all the way to Khare. We will enjoy the magnificent view of the Northern Face of Mera Peak from Khare. Besides, Khare offers a number of good hikes for exploration and acclimatization.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Distance: 4-5 hrs
  • Altitude: 5000m

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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Altitude: 5000m

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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Distance: 3-4 hrs
  • Altitude: 5780m


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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Distance: 9-10 hrs
  • Altitude: 5000m

This is a reserved day for the summit if our summit bid on Day 9 gets canceled due to bad weather or member health problem. If everything goes smoothly, this day can also be used for emergencies like flight delays or unforeseen events that may lead us to cancel a day during our trip. If everything rolls out as planned, this extra day can be used to go a little bit slow and explore some more places on the trail. Or you can take this extra day in sightseeing in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Altitude: 5000m

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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Distance: 5-6 hrs
  • Altitude: 3600m

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).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Distance: 6-7 hrs
  • Altitude: 4300m

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).

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: None
  • Distance: 5-6 hrs
  • Altitude: 2860m

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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: None
  • Distance: 5-6 hrs
  • Altitude: 1320m

What to Expect

Cost Includes

  • 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
  • Use of sleeping bag & Duffel bag (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed)
  • 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

Cost Excludes

  • 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

Useful Information

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

FAQs

How long does it take to climb Mera Peak?

The ascent to the summit of Mera Peak begins gradually and is significantly influenced by prevailing weather conditions. Initially, we depart from the high camp, typically around 2 am, with an estimated duration of 5 to 6 hours to reach the summit. Subsequently, it is crucial to adopt the rest step technique when navigating steeper terrain.

Is Mera Peak harder than kilimanjaro?

Mera Peak demanded more strength and endurance training than Kilimanjaro and was undoubtedly more difficult.

What is the hiking route to Mera Peak?

Rather than taking the typical route that goes straight up the Zatra La pass, which leads to Mera Peak, we choose the path that heads south from Lukla, into the stunning Hinku Valley, and then back over the same way.

How much does it cost to climb Mera Peak?

  • Mera Peak Climbing cost for solo is USD 2350 Per Person
  • Mera Peak Climbing cost for (3 to 6 Pax) is USD 2000 Per Person
  • Mega Peak Climbing cost for (7 to 9 Pax) is USD 1796 Per Person

Can a beginner climb Mera Peak?

Yes, Mera Peak is a trekking peak at a high altitude that is not technical. You don't require any specialized climbing abilities with ropes, gears, or the use of an ice axe to reach summit 6476M. Mera Peak is a popular spot for climbers with little to no previous mountaineering knowledge.

How difficult is Mera Peak?

The route we take to reach Mera Peak is quite difficult to trek. The trail is quite challenging and has several ups and downs.

Is Mera Peak worth it?

As you ascend Mera Peak, Mount Everest will enthrall you more. The lower paths have a wonderful blend of little rural settlements and Sherpa culture. Nepal's Everest area is a gigantic mountain range. 

Which is better Island Peak or Mera Peak?

Mera Peak (6476m) is slightly higher than Island Peak (6189m).  Although Mera is the highest trekking peak, the route is simple. Island Peak is more technical as it includes steeper ice climbs. Both of these mountains are suitable for beginner climbers. However, Mera can be climbed without proper climbing skills.

Is Mera Peak better than Everest Base Camp?

The route to Mera Peak is much quieter than the busier Everest Base Camp trekking route, providing a more peaceful experience. Along the way, you pass through a variety of terrains, from dusty trails to lush forests, picturesque remote  villages and finally snow-capped mountain peaks.

Can you see Mount Everest from Mera Peak?

Reaching an altitude of 6,476 m, Mera peak in the Khumbu region of Nepal is known as the gateway to Everest. From the summit, you'll be treated to breathtaking views  of the world's five highest mountains: Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and no doubt Everest.

Is Mera Peak easier than island peak?

Mera Peak is technically much simpler than Island Peak, and therefore easier than Island Peak. Although technically easier, the peak is only 1,000 feet higher, experiences more strong winds than Island Peak, and can also be much colder.

How long is Mera Peak trek?

Mera Peak is the highest peak in Nepal  defined as a "trekking peak". With an altitude of 6476 meter, this is a high mountain that requires little technical climbing on the usual route. Our private guided trip takes only 13 days. 

Can I climb Mera Peak without guide?

No, you cannot climb Mera peak or any other mountain in Nepal without a guide. As per government rule, you can only climb a Himalayan peak or mountain in Nepal if you climb with a registered Nepal climbing company and a licensed guide.

What do I need to know about Mera Peak?

Mera Peak  is classified as a trekking peak. It has three main peaks: North Mera  (6,476 meters), Central Mera  (6,461 meters) and South Mera  (6,065 meters). The first ascent of Mera Central took place on May 20,1953.

What is the success rate of the Mera Peak summit?

Our success rate of the Mera Peak Summit is 90%. 

How do I get a Mera Peak climbing permit?

You need two different permits to climb to the top: Mera climbing permit and a Makalu Barun National Park permit. You can easily get a Mera Peak climbing permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and a climbing permit from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Bhirkutimandap, Kathmandu.

What to climb after Mera Peak?

Himlung Himal Expedition (7,126 meters)  is one of the unique trekking campaigns in Nepal. It is located between the Annapurna Mountains and the northern Mount Manaslu (8,163 meters). This peak is an ideal choice for those looking for their next hike after Mera Peak.

How high is Mera Peak in feet?

Mera Peak is a classic Himalayan peak to climb, rising to 21,246 feet above sea level.

What do you wear to Mera Peak summit?

Packs and Bags

  • Two Duffel Bags: at least one bag should be extremely durable, waterproof and large enough to fit everything you own.
  • One small Duffel Bag: this bag will be useful to keep everything that is not necessary for your trip. It will be left behind in the hotel.
  • Alpine Pack: it is a large size summit pack for day climb and trekking.

Clothes

  • Head: A warm hat that covers your ear, face mask, and scarf
  • Hands: Lightweight synthetic gloves, mittens
  • Upper Body: short sleeve Merino Short, Long sleeve Merino shirt, hardshell jacket, softshell jacket, lightweight down jacket, expedition weight down jacket
  • Lower Body: underwear, quick-dry shorts, softshell pants, hardshell pants, lightweight trekking pants, down or synthetic insulated pant, thermal bottoms
  • Feet: thick socks, mountaineering boots, hiking shoes, sandals, liner socks,