Mera Peak Climbing

18 Days

Mera Peak is Nepal’s tallest trekking peak, making it an excellent alternative for peak climbing hubs. Mera Peak Climbing is most likely the most rewarding, exciting, and mouthwatering journey with numerous spine chilling adventures. Many adrenaline junkies experience a rush as they ascend this magnificent peak.

Mera Peak is located in the Solukhumbu district’s Mahalangur section of the Everest region. Mera South (6065 m), Mera Central (6461 m), and Mera North (6065 m) are the mountain’s three dominant individual peaks (6467 m).
On this Mera Peak Climbing, you will summit the North Mountain because the other faces are more difficult to complete. The climb from the north, on the other hand, involves high elevation glacier walking, which is simple in comparison.

Climbing Mera Peak is the most outstanding achievement for adventure seekers because it is by no means an easy climb. This mountain is accessible to novice climbers, but there are a few technical sections along the way.


Mera Peak is not the most difficult mountain to climb, The panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, Ama Dablam, and other peaks from the summit, on the other hand, is breathtaking.

Overview

Mera Peak’s route also passes through Makalu Barun National Park, allowing access to the dense vegetation. In addition, you can see Indian leopards, golden jackals, red foxes, black bears, red pandas, and other animals in these jungles..
The Khumbu region is primarily inhabited by the Sherpa community. Take your time learning about these people and their way of life because they follow Tibetan-influenced tradition and culture.
Climbing Mera Peak is difficult due to some technical sections, but it is possible. You will reach the summit with ease if you prepare and train properly.
There are two ways to reach the summit, and the Nepal Eco Adventure itinerary follows the Panguam village trails. The journey is full of breathtaking scenery and exciting adventures..
The Mera Peak Journey begins on the third day of the itinerary with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The next day, you trek to Paiya and spend the night there.
The following day, you travel to Panguam, climbing trails and passing through the forest. Later, you trek to Nagindingma and spend the night in the Himalayas.
You continue your walk, first towards Cholem Kharka, then towards Khola Kharka. With each elevation gain, the journey becomes more adventurous and harsh..
Following the trails, you arrive at Kothe, then Thaknak, and finally Khare. Your acclimatization day will be held here in Khare, so take advantage of the opportunity to rest and prepare for the trek.
After acclimatization, you will walk past glaciers to the Mera peak base camp. From here, you climb to High Camp, summit Mera Peak, and then return to Khare.
Return to Kothe from Khare and take a new, shorter route back to Lukla via Chetwarwa. You fly back to Kathmandu on the eighteenth day and return home the next day, bringing your Mera Peak Climbing with Nepal Eco Adventure to a close..
Don’t miss out on this exciting adventure in the Khumbu region if you travel with us.

Highlights

  • Views of some spectacular mountains are breathtaking.
  • Trek through traditional Sherpa villages.
  • Make friends with the mountain people and learn about their gentle spirit.
  • Learn how to use important technical tools.
  • At 6467 m altitude, reach the Mera Peak Summit.
  • Experience authentic Nepali cuisine.

Itinerary

Overnight at Kathmandu

On the first day of Mera Peak Climbing, you fly to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. There is only one international airport in this country, so this place will be the first one you land in.

You see the Himalayas and the town packed with houses in every nook and corner, and you enter this land. Our officers will be waiting for you outside the terminal to drive you to your B&B.

After reaching the B&B, you will be welcomed with garlands by the staff and provided with welcome drinks. Then, the officer will complete the remaining procedure and help you with check-in.

The remainder of the day is free, so take this time to explore the nearby markets. The locals are amicable and helpful so that you can ask them for directions as well.

If you desire to hit the streets, you should visit Thamel as it is more of a tourist area. You can find clubs, pubs, continental and authentic restaurants, souvenir shops, trekking and climbing gears, etc.

Overnight at Kathmandu

Kathmandu is a crowded yet beautiful city with several exquisite monuments, magnificent arts, artistic temples, and sculptures. This town houses four of the UNESCO Heritage Sites of Nepal, which you will be visiting today.

After breakfast, you get ready and wait for your leader to pick you up from the accommodation. First, you drive and head towards Kathmandu Durbar Square, also known as Basantapur Durbar Kshetra.

This place lies in front of the old royal palace of the shah and Malla kings. The square is surrounded by several buildings, vividly showing the spectacular architecture of the Newar craftsmen and artists. The Palace Complex is now being used as a museum for attraction. You can also visit the Kumari home (living goddess).

From here, you drive towards Monkey Temple, also known as Swayambhunath. This beautiful religious site sits on top of a hill 3 km west of the city. Apart from being a tourist site, it is also the place of prayer and pilgrimage from Hindu and Buddhist followers. You get the view of the entire Kathmandu town from up here.

Later, you head forward to Boudhanath, another binding site of meditation and pilgrimage for followers of Buddhism. The stupa is located in a place that was once a major trade route between Nepal and Tibet. Nowadays, it is surrounded by houses, shops, and rooftop restaurants.

Now, you head to the final destination- Pashupatinath to end the sightseeing tour. This house is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the most important religious sites for Shiva devotees. The temple resides on the bank of the Bagmati River and is surrounded by several other small shrines.

After exploring these beautiful tourist attraction areas, you now stop for lunch and head back to your hotel. In the lobby, your guide will tell you a few things about Mera Peak Climbing, so listen carefully.

P.s. You can buy or rent gear and equipment in Thamel, so if you have things to add to your climbing trip, visit the market.

Overnight at Paiya

The first day to begin Mera Peak Climbing excites every climber. Some can’t even sleep due to excitement, but you must not do that as you have to walk a few hours on your start.

Today, you have an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, so the leader will pick you from your hotel and escort you to the Kathmandu airport. From here, you catch your flight and soar into the blue sky seeing valleys and peaks.

The beautiful views accompany you to Lukla airport, one of the thrilling runways on earth. The landing in Lukla excites people with its dramatic landing on a tiny airstrip located in between the cliff.

From here, you now begin the trekking journey towards Paiya. You follow the downhill trail out from Lukla and head north, following the forested area of Juniper and rhododendron to Surke.

Then continue the walk a bit further; you reach Pakhapani, where you stop for lunch. The trail leads you to cross Chutok La pass and move past several traditional villages as you keep moving forward.

A few hours or so leads you to Paiya, a small settlement that offers marvelous views of several magnificent peaks. You get to enjoy the sight of Khatang, Tang Ragi Tu, Kongde Ri, and other seven thousand peaks.

Overnight at Panguam

You have breakfast in Paiya and head out of the village to continue walking on the trails. At first, you make a slight descent until you reach a small wooden bridge and cross over it.

The trails from here onwards are slippery till you cross over Kari La Pass, so be careful and saunter. After crossing, the path traverses you through a dense forest of rhododendron and bamboo.

Walking a bit further, you stop in one of the villages for lunch. Later, heading through the narrow mountain trails, you get the astonishing view of Dudh Kund Himal, Dudhkoshi river, and valley. Get your cameras ready to capture the breathing picture.

After an eye-catching view, you again continue to move forward and arrive at Panguam. This village is a small settlement where people are engaged in farming and trading.

Explore around the village to see the lifestyle of these people and hear their exciting stories. They have many adventurous stories of these trials that they are always ready to share.

Overnight at Nagindingma

After breakfast, you leave Panguam and descend the mountainous path that leads you through the mystical forest of bamboo and rhododendron. You pass a lot of mani walls on this trail and cross over the Panguam La Pass.

After crossing the pass, you ascend the trails through an exact path and head north. Then you walk past several hills, ridges, and teahouses and start to descend the routes.

Walking a bit further, you stop in the nearby village to have your lunch. Later, the trek resumes and offers you the mesmerizing view of Mera Peak (south face) and Maulekh Peak ahead.

As you move forward, the trails zigzag you through the forested area of pines and rhododendron, then drop steeply to Peseng Kharka Kola. From this point, you cross over the river and climb uphill to Peseng Kharka Danda.

Then you make a descent to head towards the Ningsow river and cross it using the wooden bridge. From here, you walk a bit further and reach the village of Nagindingma.

The village is small yet beautiful and is mainly inhabited by hill Mongol people. You can rest for a while and explore the vicinity or roam right after your arrival. Enjoy your time and see the sunset view over the eastern Himalayas.

Overnight at Cholem Kharka

Today you head towards Cholem Kharka from Nagindingma. The trail between these points is physically exhausting and demanding as you walk mostly uphill this day.

Leaving the town after breakfast, you climb up the routes for a bit and begin to descend, then again climb up the rocky trails and reach Ramailo Danda. This place offers an astonishing view of Mera Peak and Salpa along with other mountains.

You have your lunch here while looking at the fantastic view and continue the trek a bit later. The trails take you through several ups and downs before making an ascend over Surke La.

You then descend to the beautiful rhododendron forest and enter Makalu Barun National Park. Walking a bit ahead, you again walk through the dense bamboo forest and arrive at Cholem Kharka.

Cholem Kharka is a small settlement of the native people where good lodging and food are available. You can enjoy your time exploring the beautiful village and interacting with friendly people.

Overnight at Khola Kharka

Your trek starts after your morning meal, so fill your tummy with delicious food. You head out of the village and take the Pasang Lhamu trail into the beautiful forests inhabited by red pandas and other animals.

Then you take an uphill trail on the west side of the Hinku valley through the lush forest of pines and oaks. You get to see the beautiful views of nature from up there and have lunch while seeing it.

Later, you descend a bit and pass through the bank of plummeting rivers into the rhododendron forest. You pass through green meadows and cross a stream using a small wooden bridge as you continue to walk further.

From here, you ascend the trails entering the enchanting forest of bamboo and pine. After walking for about an hour or so, you arrive at Khola Kharka. This small settlement of the Sherpa people offers the admirable view of hills dotted with rhododendrons.

Overnight at Kothe

You wake up early along with the chirping of birds and have your breakfast. Then leave the village behind and move forward in your trail to reach Kothe. The walk begins through a straight path and gives you a view of Mera Peak.

Slowly descending the trails, you reach Majang Khola and cross over it into the oak and juniper forest through a narrow road. From there, you move forward and pass Trashing Dingman to stop for lunch.

You then head towards Thakthor and later to Inkhu Khola that leads you to the ridge of the river. The trail goes up and down from here till you reach Kothe. This beautiful village is an entry point for Mera Peak Climbing that rewards visitors with a beautiful view of the Himalayas.

Overnight at Thaknak

Today the journey from Kothe to Thaknak is a short one that begins along the ridge of Hinku Khola after a delicious breakfast. The trek continues in the shadow of Mera Peak till you reach Gondishung.

The village is a summer settlement that lies on the western side of Hinku Drangka. You have your lunch in one of the lodges while viewing the scenarios from along the riverside.

After filling your tummy, you move ahead from Gondishung and pass an ancient gompa that is 200 years old situated at the lap of a big rock. You pray here for a successful ascent to the summit and continue the trek.

On your way, you see a rock scripted with the picture of Mera Peak and its route. Then moving ahead, you walk upstream through a rocky trail and cross several landslide areas.

As you keep ascending the trails, nature gives you a close view of Mera Peak and Kusum Kanguru from one ridge. Enjoying the view and continuing the trek, you slowly walk uphill for a while and reach Thaknak.

Thank is a small summer grazing village for animals and yaks with antique shops and lodges. During your night, enjoy the beautiful view of the guarding snowy peaks.

Overnight at Khare

Today is another short-day trek in which you follow the sideway moraine of Dig Glacier after heading out of the village. The path later opens up and leads you to Dig Kharka, whose vast pasture offers the stunning view of north Hinku Glacier and Charpate Himal.

The trails then lead you uphill through the moraines and into the mouth of Shar Glaciers and Hinku Nup. The climb gets steeper with gorgeous scenic views from here onwards till you reach the camping spot at Khare.

Khare is at a beautiful location from where the north face of Mera Peak covers the skyline. You get a good rest, then have your lunch and prepare the climbing gear to do a short climb around the village.

Overnight at Khare

You have an entire day allocated for rest and acclimatization, so you set it aside for basic training and prepare yourself for the Mera Peak Climb. You stay here to cope up with the harsh environment in the upper regions and get technical training.

The Nepal Eco Adventure crew will provide you with basic training on using the crampon, ice axes, ascender jammer, rope technique, and carabiners. They will also show you the best approach with the rope and help you practice them.

After training, you can hike to the nearby village or hill to gain some elevation. If you have time, it is better to hike up the stunning hill above the glacier.

The place gives a fantastic view of the valleys below and peaks ahead. Later, you can explore the Khare settlement, go on short walks, and connect with the locals.

Take the time to enjoy your surroundings and learn more about the Himalayan lifestyle. This village is in a beautiful location, so make sure to catch the stunning view of Mera Peak.

Overnight at High Camp

After breakfast, you resume your trek and head towards Mera Base Camp. The trail starts off with a steep climb through the boulder-strewn path to Mera La at 5400 m ft, and then you continue to climb up to Mera Glacier.

The walk is more leisurely in the first half, but the section gets steep up to the glacier, so you need to pace yourself and place your foot correctly. The route is a landslide area, so be careful and wear your helmets.

You put on your crampons from this point and walk across the great glacier creating great memories. Later, you descend on the trail while walking between the northern side glacier and moraine to reach the campsite of Mera Base Camp.
Now, it is time to move towards High Camp from the base camp slowly. You climb back to the glacier and descend the trails to follow the easy-level snow slopes.

Then after walking for a short distance, you reach the area of crevasses that should be navigated carefully. The walk is through a rock-strewn site from here onwards till you slowly climb up to High Camp.

During your ascent, do not forget to look back and see the breathtaking view of Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, and Everest. High camp is hidden in the back of a rocky section in between the glacier in a small space.

The camp area is small, so you have some drop-offs as you enter the site. Tents are fixed at the High camp with an outstanding view of Chamlang, Mera Peak, Everest, Nuptse, and Lhotse.

Arriving at the base, you have lunch and rest for a while, then begin your ice climbing training with the guide. You train for about 2 to 3 hours and call it a day at the camp.

Enjoy the remaining day admiring the eye-catching vista of the peaks surrounding the area.

Overnight at Khare

Today is essential as the day has finally arrived when you summit Mera Peak. The climb begins gradually but mostly depends on weather conditions, so you leave the high camp at night (around 2 am).

After breakfast, you put on the ropes and crampons to set out on your once-in-a-lifetime journey. The climb starts in steeper terrain, so take your step carefully. You can see the central summit flanked by two ridges above the vast glacier by the end of it.

You ascend steeply along the snowfields while going slowly and avoiding the crevasse. Then swing to the east hand ridge before descending towards the main summit ridge.

There are three summits, and our goal is to reach the highest one. So, you do a short steep climb through the snow slope and make the final ascent to the summit.

The last few feet require a lot of effort, so ascend slowly into the cold and windy climate. Sun will start to rise by the time you summit the peak adding more beauty.

Reaching the summit of Mera Peak welcomes you with a mesmerizing view of the snowy peaks.You will get the sight of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Kangchenjunga, Nuptse, Chamlang, Baruntse, Kangtega, and Ama Dablam.

Then you stay there for some time to see the sun-kissed views and begin to retrace your steps to High Camp. You have your lunch, then rest for an hour or two.

Now you pack your bags and say your final farewell to the High Camp, then begin to make a long descent back to Khare. Your foot follows the same trail it came from and calls it a day.

The journey today was a long and exciting one, so you must feel tired. Thus, take a nice bath and rest your body for the next day.

Overnight at Kothe

The journey is still not over, so you need to wake up early and have your breakfast. After, you continue the trek by heading back to Kothe from Khare. The hike down to Kothe is a beautiful one with all the breathtaking scenarios.

The trekking duration is long and exhausting, but the stunning view of nature will make up for them. You walk the same rugged and rocky paths on your way back, but instead of climbing, you decline.

You pass several glaciers, moraine, traditional villages, and pasture land while retracing your steps to Thaknak. From here, it is another 3 to 4 hours walk to end this day.

Enjoy your time and live the moment. After a tiring downhill walk most of the day, you reach Kothe. You must be tired, so you can rest in your rooms as you have more walk to complete.

Overnight at Chetwarwa

While returning, you take a new route that is the shortest way to reach Lukla than others. You have breakfast and leave the town to trek towards Chetwarwa.

You first climb uphill through a dense forest of rhododendrons, cross a few ridges, and reach a small village. From here, you walk along the river banks and have your lunch in one of the lodges.

Later, you descend the trails and make a slight ascend to reach Chetwarwa. This beautiful village gives you a stunning view of Everest, Ama Dablam, and Nuptse.

Overnight at Lukla

Today you move from Chetwarwa to Lukla, which is a long hiking day. You fill your tummy and begin by descending the trials to Lukla. On this day, you cross several villages, streams, and forest paths to reach your destination.

After hours of walking, you arrive at Lukla. This is your final day in the Everest region, so enjoy the mountainous view and cherish the moment.

Overnight at Kathmandu

Today you wake up early and catch the flight to Kathmandu. Viewing the same scenarios, you arrive at the capital. From the terminal, the guide will drive you to the hotel, where you have your breakfast. This is your final day here in Nepal, so visit the local shops and enjoy your time.

The crew will drop you off at the airport according to your flight schedule. After spending these few weeks together, you say your farewell to us. Do remember us for more trips.

What is Included?

  • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
  • Three night standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruits every night after the dinner.
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations during the trek.
  • Makalu Barun National park permit and Peak permit.
  • One nights tent accommodation above Khare. Hygienic meals( Breakfast ,Lunch Dinner) with tea and coffee, seasonal fruit or cane fruits.
  • Camping tent and climbing rope provided.
  • Lukla flight ( Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) including airport tax and pickup and drop .
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder trekking guide and climbing Sherpa, with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (1porter= two people). with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation and insurance.
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel insurance company).
  • Use of sleeping bags, Down Jacket, Duffel bag and Walking Poles (to be returned after the trip).
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicle as per itinerary.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person.
  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee $50 USD for 30 days visa on arrival.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance( Recommended)
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek (i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
  • Desserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Battery charging and hot shower on the tea houses.
  • Personal climbing equipment can be hired $150 USD per person.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing tour entrance fees.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Lukla flight.

FAQs

Is Mera Peak the Highest Trekking Peak?

Yes, Mera Peak is the tallest trekking Peak all over Nepal, residing at the elevation of 6467 m above sea level. The peak has three summits, but you climb the north face, which is the highest one.

Is Mera Peak Climbing Difficult?

Climbing Mera Peak is challenging due to the technical section, but it is not so complex that one can’t finish the trip. The peak is graded as Alpine PD, which is not too hard nor too easy.

Do We Visit Everest Base Camp during the trek?

No, you will not visit the Everest Base Camp during the trek. The trails to Mera Peak don’t even touch the main route of EBC.

Are there Latrine Facilities at High Camp?

Yes, there is a Latrine installation at High Camp. We provide you with a toilet tent that will be set up a bit far from your sleeping and dining tent to give you some privacy.

Where is Mera Peak Located?

Mera Peak lies in the Mahalangur section of the Everest Himalayas in the Solu-Khumbu district. You can reach the trail of Mera Peak only by flying to Lukla.

When is the right time for Mera Peak Climbing?

All months are suitable for Mera Peak Climbing, but the famous times are March, September, April, October, May, and November. However, June, December, August, and February are also suitable for visiting during specific weeks.

What should I Pack For this Trip?

Firstly, packing for a trip mostly depends on the season or month you choose for travel. If you are trekking during hot seasons, you need to carry summer clothes and a few thin sweaters for the upper region.

Similarly, you need to carry warm clothes that protect you from freezing if you are traveling during cold times. Finally, bring rain gear if you are trekking during monsoon season. To know more about this, see our packing list.

With whom do we walk the trials?

You will be traveling with other trekkers climbing the Mera Peak like you unless you have booked a private tour. The crew members are highly qualified personnel with years of experience backed in them. So, be at peace as we put your safety and comfort before anything.

What is the Residence like during the trek?

You get to try out three different accommodation styles in this climb. You stay in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu, proper quality lodges during the trek, and tents while in base camp.

How many years of practice should I have before Climbing Mera Peak?

You do not need prior experience for Mera Peak Climbing, but having one will not harm you. The climb is graded Alpine PD, so there are some technical sections that require the use of mountaineer tools. Learning how to use these tools is not that hard, as your leader will teach you before climbing.

Do We Need a Climbing Permit?

Yes, climbing permits are mandatory for Mera Peak Climbing and it can only be obtained by a licensed and registered agency. There are a total of three permits in this trek including climbing, national park and local area passes.

How Difficult is Climbing Mera Peak?

Mera Peak is labeled as Trekking peak but does not underestimate the climb as it is not easy. The journey poses real severe challenges even though it does not have much technical section.

According to the alpine grading system, the peak was before graded as Alpine Grade F (straightforward/ easy). But now, it is graded as Alpine Grade PD (slightly tricky) due to the change in glaciers and steep technical climb in the last part.

The first challenge would be reaching the summit of 6467 m peak. Next is walking in glaciers with fair degrees of steepness using ice axes and crampons. Another would be climbing up a snow dome at a 5-degree angle using a jumar or ascender on a fixed rope at the final section.

Even with all the challenges, Mera Peak Climbing is suitable for novice climbers to gain some climbing experience with its technical section. This peak is like a training ground for people before the higher climbs.

Overall, Mera peak Climbing is neither the toughest nor the most leisurely climb. You will have to cross a few of the technical sections and make a steep ascend at last. So, it is not too strenuous with better preparation and mountaineering training.

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