Mera Peak is officially the highest trekking peak climbing of Nepal’s permitted trekking peaks. Mera Peak offers a real mountaineering adventure with thrilling experience inside the very popular Khumbu region of Nepal. The peak rises to the south of Everest and dominates the watershed between the uninhabited valleys of Hinku and Honku.
Mera Peak was first climbed in 20 May 1953 by J.O.M. Roberts and Sen Tenzing. However, the proper ascend of Mera Peak was made in 1975 by French climbers Marcel Jolly, G. Baus and C.Honnis following the same route as Roberts but traversing along the connecting ridge to the further summit.
Massive number of climbers choose Mera Peak because it offers unlimited climbing adventure as well as stunning scenery of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Amadablam and many other snow-capped peaks inside Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. Mera Peak Climbing is an excellent option for those seeking an adventurous climbing and memorable trekking experience in Everest region. All in all one gets to experience the highland Sherpa cultural villages and explore Buddhist monasteries, mountain glaciers and the rich flora and fauna of Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park.
Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak Climbing begins with a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Also Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region of Nepal. After landing at Lukla we start our trek over an ascending trail towards untouched and less crowded valley. Our trek passes through several charming villages, frozen waterfalls, dense forests and agricultural farmlands with spectacular scenery until we reach Mera Peak Base Camp. At the Base Camp, we will spend some time for acclimatization and preparation for Mera Peak Climbing. Fully acclimatized and properly equipped with all the necessary climbing gears, we will follow the guidance of our experienced climbing expert.
Tackling several technical climbing sections we head towards Mera Peak summit. Also our tiring climb to the summit is reward with sensational views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Amadablam and many other peaks within Everest region. We will spend short quality time at the summit and descend down following the same route. For our return journey we will retrace our steps back to reach Lukla. Our memorable Mera Peak Climbing trip ends with a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.
|1||Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.||1345m|
|2||Sightseeing at Kathmandu and preparation for Trekking & Climbing||1345m|
|3||Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [45 minutes] and Trek to Chhuthang[4-5 hrs Trek]||2800m-3020m|
|4||Trek from Chhuthang to Tuli Kharka via Zatrawala Pass [5-6 hrs Trek]||4100m-4600m|
|5||Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe [6-7 hrs Trek]||4182m|
|6||Trek from Kothe to Thangnak [4-5 hrs Trek]||4326m|
|7||Trek from Thangnak to Khare [5-6 hrs Trek]||5000m|
|8||Rest at Khare||5000m|
|9||Trek to Mera Base Camp [3-4 hrs Trek]||5300m|
|10||Trek to Mera High Camp [3-4 hrs Trek]||5700m|
|11||Summit Mera Peak and descend to Khare||6461m|
|12||Reserve day in case of bad weather|
|13||Trek back from Khare to Kothe [5-6 hrs Trek]||4182m|
|14||Trek from Kothe to Tuli Kharka [5-6 hrs Trek]||4600m|
|15||Trek from Tuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrawala Pass [6 hrs walk]||2800m|
|16||Flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel||1345m|
|17||Free day at leisure|
|18||International departure from Kathmandu|
Our representative will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit our office for gathering additional information about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized
We will spend our day sightseeing around some of the attractive world heritage sites within Kathmandu valley. Also, today we will complete all the necessary paper works and other preparations required for Mera Peak Climbing.
Today, we will take an early morning scenic flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip of Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. From Lukla we start our trek heading east into the thick forest on the hillside below the Kalo Himal ridge. There are several trails that heads away from the main trail on this section, so sticking to the group is the best option before arriving at Chhutang.
Leaving Chhutang we will follow the trail that is a gradual ascent which 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 leveled path for almost two hours before descending all the way to Tuli Kharka.
From Tuli Kharka our trail is a mixture of both uphill and downhill trekking through dense forest filled of rhododendron, oak, pine and juniper trees. During our trek today we will have magnificent views of Mera Peak and surrounding snow capped peaks. A steep descent to the Hinku River and a final uphill climb will lead us to Kothe. Kothe lies to the west side of the Hinku valley and offers serene wilderness with lush vegetation to trekkers.
Our trail from Kothe goes along the ridge of Hinku river towards Gondishung. Further trekking 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 which is a fantastic piece of rock carving architecture. Our trek continues with a rather easy walking trail that leads to the summer grazing area of Thangnak where there are shops and number of good tea houses.
Our trail from Thangnak goes over the lateral moraine towards hinku NUp and Shar Glaciers. From there our further trekking is a steep climb all the way to Khare. We will have magnificent view of Northern Face of Mera Peak from Khare. Besides, Khare offers a number of good hikes for exploration and acclimatization.
Acclimatization is very essential in higher altitudes to avoid mental and physical sickness. As we are above 5000 meters altitude, we will spend a rest day at Khare for acclimatization and exploration. Proper acclimatization is a must for ensuring our successful summit climb of Mera Peak. Our Sherpa team will make necessary checks on our climbing gears including ropes, ice axes, crampons, harness and other equipments before heading further to higher camps.
Leaving Khare, we start our short but technically demanding trek towards Mera Peak Base Camp. Our trail is a gradual ascend over to Mera Glacier. We will climb steeply towards the top of the glacier before traversing along the glacier to finally arrive at Mera Peak Base Camp. Once at the base camp our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camp and make necessary preparations for further trekking.
Leaving the base camp we will follow the trail that climbs over through Mera La Pass and continue trekking along rocky and often snow covered trail towards Mera Peak High Camp. Once at the high camp our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camps and make necessary checks on our health conditions and climbing gears. From the high camp, we can enjoy amazing views of Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Baruntse and Chamlang.
Today is the day we all have been desperately waiting for. Properly equipped and fully acclimatized we start early with the aim to reach the summit before noon. Strong winds after midday can create obstacles in reaching the summit. We start around 2 in the morning and after having breakfast we climb up the glacier and onto a ridge. Following the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing expert, we head towards Mera Peak summit. Once at the top we are rewarded with magnificent views of five spectacular 8000 meter peaks – Everest 8848 m, Cho Oyu 8201m, Makalu 8463 m, Kanchenjunga 8586 m as well as Nuptse 7855 m and Chamlang 7319 m. After spending quality time at the Mera Peak summit we will descend following the same route and head back to reach Khare for our overnight stay.
It might happen that we may not reach the summit as we planned due to bad or unfavorable weather conditions. Our main target is to successfully lead you to the summit of Mera Peak. Thus, we will spare a reserve day in case of bad weather or other unwanted situations. However, if everything goes smoothly, we can use this day to trek back on leisure.
After having achieved our target – summit of Mera Peak, we will retrace our steps from Khare and pass through Thangnak before heading further towards Kothe. With mostly downhill trekking, we will leave the high altitudes and enter into the dense sub-tropical forest filled with rhododendron, oak, pine and birch trees. We trek until we arrive at Kothe.
Leaving Kothe, our trail is an uphill trekking through dense rhododendron forest that goes over the western section of Hinku valley towards Tuli Kharka. From Tuli Kharka we can enjoy the magnificent views of Mera North, Mera Central and South face of Mera Peak.
Today is the last day of our trekking. From Tuli Kharka we will ascend for the crossing of Zatrawala Pass and from the top of the pass we descend to finally arrive back to Lukla. In the evening we will celebrate together with our crew for successful Mera Peak Climbing.
We will take an early morning scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel after landing at the airport. You can either have rest at Hotel or visit sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Enjoy your leisure time at Kathmandu.
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping streets of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening.
Our airport representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.
- All hotel’s(B/B Plan) in City & Mountain area,
- All transport as our itinerary,
- All food(Breakfast, lunch & dinner) during trekking,
- All government taxes, National Park entry fees TIMS (Please bring 2 passport size photos for TIMS & Permit)
- Experience English speaking guide and support staff to carry your luggage (two guest = one porter (including their daily wages, life insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
- Private car to Kakani, Dhulikhel to kathmandu,
- Trekking maps, Trekking poles, sleeping bag (if necessary, we provide)
- Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried.
- Water & any other kind of Drinks.
- lunch & dinner in kathmandu,
- Tips for guide and porters,
- Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies),
- Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Services not mentioned herein