The Himalaya of Nepal are the world’s most exciting destination for climbing. 414 peaks are open to mountain climbing in Nepal and summiting a Himalayan peak can be an adventurous challenge and exhilarating experience of a lifetime.
Mera Peak is (6,461 mt / 21,190 ft), Mera Peak is located in Sagarmatha National Park south of the world’s tallest peak, Everest. The peak is also adjacent to Makalu-Barun National Park. The spectacular mountain scenery and surrounding terrain will be unforgettable. Mera Peak lies in a remote valley off the beaten track. It is also one of the highest of the specially classified ‘Trekking Peaks’ and is therefore more of a challenge, especially as it is higher than most of the tallest peaks in the world, not including the Himalaya.
The summit was first climbed in 1953 and offers an astonishing view of the surrounding peaks including Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga and beyond into remote valleys in Nepal and Tibet. Mera Peak can be attempted by all comers, even people without mountaineering know-how and experience, and we will brief you on the use of equipment. Still, it will be demanding and should be attempted only by people fit and acclimatized to high elevation.
The Everest Region is entered by an enchanting weeklong hike from the lowlands or a quick and picturesque flight to the high altitude air field at Lukla from Kathmandu. Our team assembles in Lukla and together we ascend to isolated Hinku Valley to the west.
We trek through highland grazing areas to establish the lower base camp at nearly 5,300 mt / 17,670 ft, and high camp near Mera Glacier with unforgettable landscape. Our specialists will make sure the timing is right when we make an attempt for the summit and then marvel at the magnificent panorama as we enjoy our achievement.
The Mera Peak timetable is planned by veteran climbers with special attention to season and safety. We always adhere to the highest safety standards in the industry and ensure that this trip is designed for comfort and well-being, especially by following a graded ascent with proper acclimatization.
There are no set departure dates for Mera Peak although the best period for reliable weather and views is March through May followed by September through November.
Please contact us anytime with questions and concerns and for booking. Let us know your preferred schedule, and we will arrange a thrilling Mera Peak climbing trip according to your timetable.
Mera Peak includes camping and is fully supported. You carry only a light pack, and we will arrange a crew of porters to transport provisions and gear, including food and a dining tent, tables, chairs, a toilet tent and personal sleeping tents. Our skilled chef will provide the day’s meals and in the evening we will enjoy a magnificent camp under the stars, surrounded by the Himalaya and jaw-dropping surroundings while we enjoy a supper and a warm drink.
There is a lot to explore in the area that can be easily combined with Mera Peak climbing. Please let us know if you have the time and interest and would like to extend your journey in this area.
We look forward to guiding you on the adventure of a lifetime to the top of the Himalaya!
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Fly to Lukla (2804 mt.) & trek to Chuthunga (3440 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 03Chutangato to Thuli Kharka (3900 mt.) via Zwatra-La Pass (4610 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 04Thuli Kharka to Kothe (3600 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 05Kothe to Thaknak (4350 mt.). Walking 5 hours .Overnight at guest house.
Day 06Thaknak to Khare (5045 mt.). Walking 5 hours.Overnight at guest house.
Day 07Rest day for acclimatization at Khare. Overnight at guest house.
Day 08Khare to High Camp (5780 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at tent camp.
Day 09Highcamp to the Mera Peak Summit (6461 mt.) and back to Khare . Walking 9-10 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 10Khare to Kothe. Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 11Kothe to Thuli Kharka. Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 12Thuli Kharka to Lukla. Walking 7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 13Early morning fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14Leisure day in Kathmandu (Sightseeing optional). Overnight at hotel.
Day 15Transfer to airport for your final departure from Nepal.
Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.A representative from our company will receive you once you arrive in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and takes you to your pre-arranged place of accommodation
Day 2Fly to Lukla (2804 mt.) & trek to Chuthunga (3440 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.This early-morning flight to Lukla lasts for around half an hour. The views outside the window sufficiently capture the attention of all on board – cameras, mobiles, photographs. Our walk to Chutanga starts after breakfast in Lukla. We start out by choosing to traverse the route that goes right, not the one that goes straight ahead towards Phakding. Mostly on levelled ground, the trail requires that we walk for around four hours. The dense forest around is bound to make the travel a refreshing one. In one of the several accommodation options in Chutanga, we stop for the night in a village nestled in a forest.
Day 3Chutangato to Thuli Kharka (3900 mt.) via Zwatra-La Pass (4610 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.Today, we start out with a view to crossing Zwatra-La Pass. We therefore head off in this direction, up a gruesome ascent that should last for somewhere between three and half to four and half hours, depending largely on two major factors: the condition of our own body and the weather. From atop the Pass at 4,610 metres, the view on offer of Lingding Himal easily captures the attention of all opting for this trip. Thuli Kharka is another two hours or so from here on. It is in the settlement we stop for the night.
Day 4Thuli Kharka to Kothe (3600 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.Our walk today starts out on a steady descent from ridge to ridge and arrives in Thulodunga, where we choose to stop for lunch. Lunch over and we move on. Down a sharp descent that requires us to show some respect, we walk all the way to Hinku River. The trail then turns an uphill. Kothe, the settlement we have planned to stay in for the night, is located on the riverside. Equipped to our comfort zone, it is this village we stop for the night.
Day 5Kothe to Thaknak (4350 mt.). Walking 5 hours .Overnight at guest house.Our destination today is Thaknak some five hours away. We therefore head off to this direction. Up a steady uphill and we still feel the exhaustion; the altitude after all is demanding. Even the plant life give in as the vegetation thins out and only a handful of those adamant species cling on. Once we pass a monastery, Thaknak is not very far. In one of the several accommodation facilities in this settlement, we check-in for the night. The amenities here should be rated as good in comparison to many other places.
Day 6Thaknak to Khare (5045 mt.). Walking 5 hours.Overnight at guest house.Today, we start out after breakfast on our way to Kharé. This walk up a steady ascent takes most to Kharé in about four hours or so. Located on open expanse, Kharé has some accommodation arrangements for those traversing through its land. This is where we stop for the night. That our gears need to be good condition is not something that requires any exaggeration. It is here we therefore ascertain that our climbing equipment are ready for the climb.
Day 7Rest day for acclimatization at Khare. Overnight at guest house.We head for the High Camp after a decent breakfast. The snowline requires that put our crampons on. The only direction we walk from here on is up. Passing the Mera-la Pass on the way, we forge ahead and come to the High Camp towards the end of this five-hour climb. It’s time for us to set up those tents since this is where we stop for the night before our final ascent.
Day 8Khare to High Camp (5780 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at tent camp.We start out early today, at around one or so in the morning. Inspection of the equipment once again and after a quick breakfast, we put on all the gear necessary. With the final stretch of around hundred metres or so requiring us to use the ropes, we finally stand on the summit of Mera Peak. Once on the summit of Mera and it’s a time for a celebration for many, our actions highlighting the emotions – smiling, taking photographs and hugging one another. We may not be able to stay for long on top, however, owing much to the unpredictable weather conditions. We therefore climb down to the High Camp and continue since our stopover for the night is Kharé. Retracing our footsteps back to Kharé after a successful summiting is an experience only those who have made to top would be in a position to aptly feel.Kharé is where we stop for the night.
Day 9Highcamp to the Mera Peak Summit (6461 mt.) and back to Khare . Walking 9-10 hours. Overnight at guest house.We start out early today, at around one or so in the morning. Inspection of the equipment once again and after a quick breakfast, we put on all the gear necessary. With the final stretch of around hundred metres or so requiring us to use the ropes, we finally stand on the summit of Mera Peak. Once on the summit of Mera and it’s a time for a celebration for many, our actions highlighting the emotions – smiling, taking photographs and hugging one another. We may not be able to stay for long on top, however, owing much to the unpredictable weather conditions. We therefore climb down to the High Camp and continue since our stopover for the night is Khare. Retracing our footsteps back to Kharé after a successful summiting is an experience only those who have made to top would be in a position to aptly feel.Kharé is where we stop for the night.
Day 10Khare to Kothe. Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.Stopping for lunch in Thaknak on the way, we walk all the way to Kothé, where we have planned to stay the night for this night.
Day 11Kothe to Thuli Kharka. Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.Once again, we repeat the previous days’ routine. We walk back retracing our footsteps to Thuli Kharka, where we stop for the night.
Day 12Thuli Kharka to Lukla. Walking 7 hours. Overnight at guest house.Our return journey starts after breakfast. Stopping for lunch in Chutanga, we head straight for Lukla. This is where we stop for the night.
Day 13Early morning fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.Weather willing, the flight back to Kathmandu should bring most of us for lunch on time. With the day still young, many people choose to spend the afternoon walking around Thamel.
Day 14Leisure day in Kathmandu (Sightseeing optional). Overnight at hotel.This is totally a free day in Kathmandu for relaxation after a long journey. On the other hand we can say its a reserve day, in case of bad weather if the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is cancelled on the earlier day. Sightseeing trip in UNESCOs' World Heritage sites and shopping are the other options of the day.
Day 15Transfer to airport for your final departure from Nepal.Depending largely on your travel fixture, you will be leaving for Tribhuwan International Airport for your departure from Nepal either in the morning or in the afternoon or in the evening.
Please Contact us for a suitable departure date for you.
Essential Gears from Climbing
Climbing Boots, Harness, Jumar, Crampons, Ice Axe, Tapes / Sling, Karabiners, Ice Screws, Gaiters, Snow Bars, Deadmen, Ascenders, Descenders, Figure Eight, Rope for Climbing, Snow Hammer, Helmet (Crash Hat), Sleeping Bag, Head lamp, Swiss Army Knife etc.
All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. We have chosen 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking/climbing in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience. As some villages have limited number of lodges, in a peak season like in Spring and Autumn, you may have to share room with some stranger trekker as well. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the climbing days. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of different gender.
Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or vegan. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst fare well dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.
Trekking and Climbing Crew
An experienced and government licensed climbing guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 4 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. Generally one porter is provided for every two clients who carries between 15 to 20 kg. However in a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping equipments such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipments, fuel and all consumable goods has to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you dont' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.
Physical Fitness and Experience
Mera Peak Climbing is a technical challenging activity which is fit for those who has ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking up hill and down hill in a day carrying personal day pack. Climbing days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. Mera Peak Climbing is high altitude adventure which demands more physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trip. Some time mental aspect also play vital roll in an altitude. Doing some physical exercise few weeks prior to the trip is better and some technical skill is required for this climbing. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to High Camp Adventure.
This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double check the policy what it covers and where are you going.
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Mera Peak Climbing. Where normally days are sunny, temperature is perfect, sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view. Winter (December to February) is not recommended for this trip.
Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. Air travel between Lukla to Kathmandu is frequently delayed due to weather conditions and poor visibility. Flights often get behind schedule and delays can even last for days. Under these situations, High Camp Adventure will do its best tore-schedule flights to and from Lukla at first availability. However, the possibility of postponements of flights and even cancellations is a real possibility. We therefore advise that you schedule at least an extra two days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, We can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.
Highway in Nepal are safe, however sometime transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We therefore advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, We can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.