Mera Peak is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal and a popular destination for climbers and trekkers. It is located in the Sagarmatha National Park in the Everest region and stands at an elevation of 6,476 meters (21,247 feet) above sea level. Mera Peak climbing offers stunning views of some of the world's highest mountains, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.
Mera Peak is considered a non-technical climb, making it suitable for climbers with basic mountaineering skills. However, it still requires physical fitness, acclimatization, and some experience in using crampons, ice axes, and ropes.
The standard Mera Peak climbing itinerary typically takes around 15-18 days. The journey starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, and then trekkers pass through various Sherpa villages like Paiya, Pangkongma, and Khare before reaching the Mera Peak Base Camp.
Proper acclimatization is essential due to the high altitude of the peak. Climbers usually spend a few days at higher altitudes to adapt to the thinner air and reduce the risk of altitude sickness.
Climbing Mera Peak requires obtaining permits from the Nepali government. You will need a trekking permit and a climbing permit issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association.
It's highly recommended to hire an experienced guide or join a reputable climbing agency for your safety and guidance during the climb. They will provide the necessary equipment, support, and local expertise.
The best time to climb Mera Peak is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season (April to May) and post-monsoon (autumn) season (October to November). During these periods, the weather is generally stable, and the views are clear.
While Mera Peak is a non-technical climb, climbers should have some basic mountaineering skills and physical fitness. Training in high-altitude trekking, rope work, and ice climbing can be beneficial.
Accommodation during the trek is available in teahouses or lodges in the villages along the route. However, while climbing Mera Peak, climbers stay in tents at the base camp and high camp.
Mera Peak Highlights and Difficulties
Mera Peak is a popular trekking peak located in the Khumbu region of Nepal. While it is considered one of the less technical and more achievable peaks in the region, it still presents several challenges that climbers need to be prepared for. Some of the difficulties associated with climbing Mera Peak include:
Mera Peak stands at 6,476 meters (21,247 feet) above sea level, making it a high-altitude climb. Altitude sickness can be a significant concern, and climbers must acclimatize properly to reduce the risk of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or other altitude-related issues.
The weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable and harsh, especially at high altitudes. Snow, strong winds, and rapidly changing conditions can pose challenges for climbers.
While Mera Peak is considered a non-technical trekking peak, some sections may require basic mountaineering skills, such as using ice axes, crampons, and fixed ropes. It's essential to have proper training and experience or be accompanied by a skilled guide.
Climbing Mera Peak requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance. Long days of trekking and steep ascents can be physically demanding, so climbers should be prepared for challenging hikes.
The trek to Mera Peak starts with a flight to Lukla, followed by several days of trekking through rugged terrain and remote villages. Access to medical facilities and rescue services may be limited, so climbers need to be self-sufficient and well-prepared.
There are several glaciers to cross during the climb, and crevasses may present dangers. Proper rope techniques and safety measures are essential while navigating the glaciers.
Organizing a climb to Mera Peak involves arranging permits, hiring guides and porters, and managing equipment. Proper planning and coordination are crucial for a successful and safe expedition.
Despite these challenges, Mera Peak offers a rewarding experience with stunning views of some of the world's highest mountains, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. Climbers with adequate preparation, experience, and the right support team can achieve a successful summit of Mera Peak.
On the first day of your travel destination Mera Peak Climbing, from your hometown you will fly to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. There is only one international airport which is known (TIA) Tribhuvan International Airport.
Nepal Unique Treks staff or guide will be waiting for you outside the Arrival terminal gate. You will be greeted by our airport representative. Drive to Thamel in your hotel. It takes 20/30m and 6.5 km.
After reaching the Hotel, you will be welcomed with garlands by the Hotel staff and provided with welcome drinks. Check-in your rooms and Overnight sleep at Hotel.
After breakfast, meet with your trip host and complete the official process to sign up for Mera Peak Climbing. Introducing Tour Leader First, you drive and explore the Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, and Patan durbar squire. Your guide will help you to know about this spiritual, religious monument. He will explain about Nepali people's lifestyle, UNESCO world heritage sites, local culture, religion and there tourist attractions.
An early afternoon drive back to Hotel. We will have a meeting at Hotel with the Mera Peak climbing guide and leaders. You get a chance to know how to prepare for the trip. The guide will check your trekking and climbing gear if not enough or if you don’t have then he will suggest buying in Thamel. Which gear shops are near your Hotel? Overnight sleeping at Hotel.
Today you have to wake up early in the morning. Around 1 am we will start driving from Kathmandu to go Ramechhap Manthali Airport. It takes 4 hrs. We will fly to Lukla as we have our flight schedule. From here, you catch your flight and soar into the blue sky seeing valleys and peaks during the flight.
Beautiful Mountain View you will land in Lukla Airport with amazing mountain flight experience. It will be a dramatic landing on a tiny airstrip located in between the cliff.
Transfer to the guesthouse to take tea and coffee, manage your trekking bag pack, and introduce to our Local Sherpa who will help us by caring load, our duffel bags.
From here, start our trekking journey towards Paiya. You follow the downhill trail out from Lukla and head north, following the forested area of Juniper and Rhododendrons to Surke.
Then continue the trek a bit further you will reach Pakhapani, where we will stop for lunch. The trail leads you to cross Chutok La pass and move past several traditional Local Sherpa villages.
After a few hour's trek your day will lead you to Paiya. There is a small settlement in Sherpa village. That will offer marvelous views of several magnificent snow peaks. You will enjoy the sight of Khatang Valley, Tang Ragi Tu, Kongde Ri, and other seven thousand peaks. Overnight you will sleep at Guesthouse.
Early in the morning after the sunshine have breakfast in Paiya and head out of the village to continue trekking on the tredisnale trekking trails. Trek through slight descent until you reach a small wooden river bridge and cross over it.
The trek is continually slippery way till you cross over Kari La Pass, so you must be careful and saunter. After crossing the bridge, the path traverses you through a dense lush forest of rhododendron and bamboo.
After the 45 m trek, you will stop in the villages for lunch. Trek through the narrow mountain yaks trails, and you get an outstanding view of Dudh Kund Himal, Dudhkoshi River, and the valley. Enjoy with cameras ready to capture a breathing picture of the Himalayas. Then you will arrive at Panguam Village. This village is a small settlement where people are engaged in farming and trading.
In the Evening you will explore the village to see the lifestyle of these Sherpa people. You will enjoy the dinner. You get the real test of organic food and vegetable which is prepared by locals Sherpa Guesthouse owners. Overnight sleeping at Local Sherpa Guesthouse.
Breakfast at the local guesthouse and you leave Panguam village and descend the trekking trails that lead you through the mystical bamboo and rhododendron forest. Before reaching the Panguam La pass you will see the many Buddhist Mani stone and Buddhist Mani walls on this trail.
After crossing the Panguam La Pass, your trek ascends the trails through an exact path and heads to the north. Then you have to cross several hills, ridges, and teahouses and start to descend to the routes. After 35 m, you will stop in the nearby village to take your lunch. After a few hours of trek, you will enjoy the magnificent view of Mera Peak (south face) and Maulekh Peak ahead.
The trekking trails are a zigzag and you through the rhododendron forested area of pines, and then treks lead steeply to Peseng Kharka Kola. From here, you will cross over the river and climb uphill to Peseng Kharka Danda.
The trails descend to the Ningsow River and cross the wooden bridge. From here, 45 m walk a bit further and reach the village of Nagindingma.
There is a small beautiful village that is mainly inhabited by Sherpa people. Check in the guesthouse take a tea coffee and walk around the village to enjoy and explore their people's lifestyle, and from there see the beautiful sunset view over the eastern Himalayas.
Today's trek starts at Cholem Kharka. Trek trails are physically difficult you walk mostly uphill. After breakfast, you climb up the rocky trails and reach Ramailo Danda. From here you will see the beautiful view of Mera Peak and Salpa along with other mountain ranges.
From the lunch place, you will see the fantastic view and continue trekking uphill to the Surke La. From here you will descend to the rhododendron forest and enter Makalu Barun National Park. After checking National Park permits then walking a bit ahead, to the Cholem Kharka. There is a small settlement of local villagers where you will get good lodging and food is available. Enjoy your evening exploring the beautiful village and interacting with local friendly people.
After breakfast our trek via Pasang Lhamu trail into the beautiful forests inhabited by red pandas and other animals. Then you will trek to the uphill trail on the west side of the Hinku Valley through the lush forest of pines. You will get to see the beautiful Himalayas and views of nature from the lunch break.
From here, you will ascend the trails entering the enchanting forest of bamboo. After an hour's trek, you will arrive at Khola Kharka. This small village of the Sherpa people offers an admirable view of hills dotted with rhododendrons.
Today is a beautiful morning with the chirping of birds and have your breakfast at the local lodge. Then start your trek leave the village and move forward in your path to reach Kothe where you will spend your night.
Slowly descend the trails from Khola Kharka, Then you will reach Majang Khola and cross over it into the juniper forest through a narrow path. From there, you will trek to Trashing Dingman and stop for lunch.
After lunch trek head towards Thakthor and cross Inkhu Khola which brings you to the ridge of the river. The path goes up and down from here till you reach Kothe village. This marvelous village is an entry point for Mera Peak that rewards visitors with a magnificent view of the Himalayas.
Today your journey starts from Kothe to Thaknak. It will be a short hike along the ridge of Hinku Khola. Your trek continues to the shadow of Mera Peak till you reach Gondishung.
The village lies on the western side of Hinku Drangka. You will see beautiful scenery from along the riverside where you will have lunch in the village.
After having lunch, we will move ahead from Gondishung and pass an ancient Gompa which is 200 years old and it is situated at the lap of a big rock. Every climber and Sherpa pray here for a successful summit and continue the trek.
As you keep walking uphill’s trails, you will see a close view of Mera Peak and Kusum Kanguru Himalaya range. Enjoy the view of the Mera range and continue the trek, Take a rest of your breath and walk slowly uphill to arrive at Thaknak. During your night, you will enjoy the beautiful view of the magnificent snowy peaks
Today we will walk another short trek. You will pass the moraine of Dig Glacier after heading out of the village. The path leads you to Dig Kharka, from where you catch the stunning view of north Hinku Glacier and Charpate Himal.
The trails lead you uphill through the Moraines Glaciers and Hinku Nup. The trails get steeper with fantastic views from here onwards till you reach the camping site at Khare.
Khare is a beautiful camping site from where we can see the north face of Mera Peak. When we arrived in Khare, check in at the campsite and take a rest after lunch. Then early afternoon you will prepare for the climbing gear to do a short climb around the village.
Today we have acclimatization day so we climb up a few hundred meters from the campsite. After having lunch at the campsite you get free time to take a rest. In the early afternoon, our guide will set it aside for basic training with needed information and prepare your shelf for the Mera Peak Climbing.
The Nepal Unique Treks Guide (Leader) will provide you with basic training on using the ascender jammer, rope technique, crampon, ice axes, and carabineers. The guide will show you and do your shelf some practice.
After breakfast, we trek to High Camp from Mera Base Camp. The trail starts with up hills through the boulder-strewn path to Mera La at 5400 m, and then we will continue climbing up to Mera Glacier.
In the first half walk slowly but then the section gets harder and steep up to the glacier, so you need to walk carefully yourself because trails go through landslide areas,
From this point, we must be crampons and walk across the glacier creating great memories in our lifetime. Later, we have to descend on the path during the northern side glacier and reach the campsite of Mera High Camp.
During the climb up to high camp do not forget to look around and back, you will see the magnificent view of Mt Nuptse, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, and Mt Everest.
Our Sherpa already fixed camp where you will spend overnight with an outstanding view of Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and more snowcapped mountains.
Early in the morning, at 1 am your guide will call you to gather the team and prepare for the summit. The guide will provide you with hot boiling water for a drink and a soft and light breakfast on the tent. Today is our valuable day to complete your dream for the summit of Mera Peak.
During the climbing we must prepare mentally and physically, kip in your mind you are not alone, we do have responsible and professional highly qualified climbing guides and crew. Follow the guide and leader instructions for safety then finally you will arrive at the summit of Mera Peak.
The climb leads gradually but depends on the weather conditions, so you leave the high camp at night (around 2 am). We will ascend steeply crossing snowfields and the crevasse. Nearby the summit we must effort carefully and following the safety instruction. Then we will arrive at Summit Point. Sun rays already hit the top of the mountain which makes the beauty of Mera Peak and the surrounding there.
Mera Peak welcomes you with a magnificent view of the snowy caped mountain. Let’s celebrate together and enjoy with mesmerizing view of Mt. Everest, Mt Makalu, Mt Cho-Oyu, Mat Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse, Kangtega, and Ama Dablam.
Take some pictures for a memorable and lifetime journey. Our team leaders will congratulate you on your huge achievement of climbing Mera Peak. And make a wish to safely back to our base camp and return home to meet with family for sharing wonderful experiences in the Himalayas.
Our journey starts back to high camp and base camp. After Lunch make a long descent and follow the same trail to arrive at Khare with meaningful memories.
The journey starts early morning after has your breakfast. Trek continues heading back to Kothe. The hike down and you will see beautiful breathtaking scenarios.
Today we must pass several glaciers, and traditional Sherpa villages, and retrace our steps to Thaknak. From here, it takes another 3 to 4 hours of trekking to the end of the day.
Today we will follow the new trails which are shorter than others to go to Lukla. Climb uphill through a rhododendrons forest, cross a few wooden badges, and reach a small Sherpa village.
After Lunch, you will descend the trails and make a slight ascend to reach Chetwarwa village. From this village, we can see a stunning view of Everest, Ama Dablam, and Nuptse.
Today you trek from Chetwarwa to Lukla village, it takes 7 hrs. Hike back to Lukla. After lunch, you will cross several villages, streams, and forests to reach your final destination.
In the evening in Lukla celebrate a happy trip, with your staff. Share your experience and teach them a good way to spend life. They might change a lifestyle with your sweet words and motivation.
Tip them and say thank you. They will be appreciated by you. It will be your great support and huge contribution to look after the poor families in the Himalayas.
Early in the morning catch the flight from Lukla to (Ramechhap) Manthali airport. Then the driver will pick up you and 5 hrs. drive you back to Kathmandu. by sharing or private transportation. This is your final day here in Nepal, so visit the local shops and enjoy your time. In the evening you will be invited by Nepal Unique Treks for a farewell dinner and celebration of congratulation for your successful achievement of Mera Peak.
Our airport representative will help you to drop by Tribhuvan International Airport before 3 hrs. then your flight schedule. The crew will drop you off at the airport according to your flight schedule. What is Included