Mera Peak Expedition

Price

USD 2477

Trip Duration

19 days

Trip Grade

Difficult & Challenging

Highest Altitude

6476m

Accommodation

Tea House, Tent, Hotel

Transportation

Car, Van, Flight

Group Size

1-10

Best Season

March-May, September-December

Mera Peak Expedition Introduction

Mera Peak is a mountain located in the Everest region of Nepal, standing at an elevation of 6,476 meters (21,247 feet) above sea level. It’s one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal, and an increasingly popular destination for mountaineers and trekkers.

Mera Peak Expedition is considered to be a moderate-level climbing, and it usually takes around 16 to 20 days to complete. The climb starts from Lukla and involves trekking through the beautiful Hinku Valley and passing through several Sherpa villages along the way. You’ll also get to see some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world, including views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu.

Mera Peak Expedition does not require technical climbing skills, but it does require a good level of fitness and some experience in high-altitude trekking. Climbers will need to acclimatize to the altitude before attempting the summit and will need to be prepared for changing weather conditions.

Mera Peak climbing is a great adventure for anyone looking for a challenging trekking experience in Nepal, with stunning views of the Himalayan mountain range. Mera peak stands for one of the most stunning Trekking Peaks in Nepal. It’s important to note, however, that climbing any mountain carries risks and should only be attempted with the appropriate preparation, training, and equipment. This is why our company is here to assist you with a lifetime climbing experience from the start to the end.

Highlights

  • Trekking in the Himalayas
  • Summit of Mera Peak 6476m
  • Sherpa Hospitality & Culture
  • Land & Take off from Lukla Airport
  • Everest & surrounding Himalayan View frop top
  • Lifetime climbing experience
  • Bonding with Nepali people & Sherpas
  • City of “Gods” Kathmandu

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival Day in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Trip preparation & Sightseeing
  • Day 3:Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok)
  • Day 4:Paiya to Panggom
  • Day 5:Panggom to Ningsow
  • Day 6:Ningsow to Chhatra Khola
  • Day 7:Chhatra Khola to Kothe
  • Day 8:Kothe to Thaknak
  • Day 9:Thaknak to Khare
  • Day 10: Khare: Acclimatization and pre climb training
  • Day 11:Khare to Mera High Camp
  • Day 12:Mera High Camp to Summit and back to Khare
  • Day 13:Reserve Day for Contingency
  • Day 14:Khare to Kothe
  • Day 15:Kothe to Thuli Kharka
  • Day 16:Thuli Kharla to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass
  • Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 18: Leisure day at Kathmandu
  • Day 19: Airport transfer for departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Day in Kathmandu

During the first day of your Mera Peak Climbing expedition, after you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our representative will receive you at then just outside of the airport. Our representative will also assist you with your luggage and hotel check-in.

Depending on the time of arrival, after getting enough rest you can also stroll around the bustling city to check out its vibrant ambiance. Or check out the nearby highlights if you have got enough time. Overnight stay at Kathmandu. (1,400m)

Day 2: Trip preparation & Sightseeing

It’s an exhilarating day’s adventure today as you set out the explore the cultural and traditional capital city of this Himalayan country. Out of the 10 World Heritage Sites, 7 of them are inside this beautiful capital city Kathmandu. As visiting all of these historic and religious landmarks in a single day are not possible, you will explore 3-4 of these magnificent marvels in this day’s adventure.

After finishing your sightseeing exploration, we are going to have a trip briefing in your hotel in Thamel around 5 PM for your Mera Peak Climbing/Trekking Adventure. If you haven’t completed your shopping for the trek and climb, you can use this day to buy and rent equipment or clothes from Thamel. You will be staying st a hotel in Kathmandu, rest well as tomorrow’s adventure starts very early in the morning.

Day 3:Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok)

Lukla Elevation: 2,800 meters Paiya Elevation: 2,750 meters

On your first day of trekking toward the mountains. We catch an early morning flight to Lukla and begin our trek to Paiya after landing at the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla (2840 m). The trail as we walk on the jungle trail, cross a bridge over the Handi Khola, and reach Surke Village. From here we continue moving south and cross the Chutok La pass before reaching the small settlement of Paiya where settle our first night over stay at this peaceful place.

Day 4:Paiya to Panggom

Paiya Elevation: 2750 meters Panggom Elevation: 2850 meters

After having our first breakfast in the mountain, We descend for a while and reach a small bridge. From here the trail is slippery until we cross the Kari La pass. We walk through rhododendrons and bamboo forests on a narrow mountain trail. On today’s trip, we also get to be in awe of the Dudhkoshi Valley. We continue our trek to Panggom Village whose settlers are dependent on farming and trading. Overnight in Panggom. 

Day 5:Panggom to Ningsow

Panggom Elevation: 2850 meters Ningsow Elevation: 2800 meters

We begin our trek after breakfast. Approaching to cross the Panggom La pass. Then we ascend, walk on a steady path, and turn north. We cross Peseng Kharka Khola first then after walking for some time, reach Peeng Kharka Danda. We cross Ningsow Khola (stream) before reaching the Ningsow Village. Overnight in Ningsow. 

Day 6:Ningsow to Chhatra Khola

Ningsow Elevation: 2800 Meters Chhatra Khola Elevation: 3150 Meters 

After breakfast, We start trekking 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 our trail, we enter the Makalu Barun National Park. Our trail from here to Chhatra Khola is called the Pasang Lhamu trail. On the way, if we are lucky, we might even come across the elusive Red Panda. Overnight in Chhatra Khola. 

Day 7:Chhatra Khola to Kothe

Chhatra Khola Elevation: 3150 meters  Kothe Elevation: 3691 Meters 

After breakfast, We walk towards the north on the main trail to Mera Peak. After walking on a trail next to the Majang Khola, we merge with another trail that moves alongside the Hinku Khola. Our trail moves straight ahead towards Tashing Ongma which has seasonal tea shops. We continue our trek and cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe. Overnight in Kothe. 

Day 8:Kothe to Thaknak

Kothe Elevation: 3691 Meters Thaknak Elevation: 4358 Meters 

After breakfast, start trekking along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. We take lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders’ settlement on the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Beyond Gondishung, we pass a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we can find Mera Peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. A short walk takes us to Thaknak, which is a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops. Overnight at Thaknak. 

Day 9:Thaknak to Khare

Thaknak Elevation: 4358 Meters  Khare Elevation: 5000 Meters

We leave the Thanknak after breakfast, we follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, we can see the northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch, we can hike in and around Khare. Overnight at Khare. 

Day 10: Khare: Acclimatization and pre climb training

Khare Elevation: 5000 Meters

We have a separate day set aside solely for acclimatization and basic training just to prepare ourselves better for the Mera Peak climb. Our climbing leader will help us polish our basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the best ways to use our climbing gears like the ice axe, harness, ascender climbing boots, and crampons. The training will also include learning the best climbing technique with the rope. Overnight in Khare. 

Day 11:Khare to Mera High Camp

Khare Elevation: 5000 Meters Mera High Camp Elevation:5780

Today’s our 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 several 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 Mera High Camp in Tent accommodation.

Day 12:Mera High Camp to Summit and back to Khare

Today is a really important day for the expedition. We wake up very early in the morning around 2 in the morning for breakfast. 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 Khare. 

Day 13:Reserve Day for Contingency

The weather in the Himalayas is quite unpredictable. Hence, it is good to take on contingency days considering unfavorable weather or any other obstructions that might delay the group in climbing the peak. If the group summits the peak on the planned date and everything goes well, this day could be cut off from the itinerary. 

Day 14:Khare to Kothe

Khare Elevation: 5000 Meters Kothe Elevation: 3691 Meters

After our breakfast at the Lodge, We will continue our descending trail on this day from Khare to Kothe. The beautiful routes pass through incredible courses. We will make some ascents before descending for a few hours to arrive at Kothe’s settlements. After walking the natural terrains for 4 hours approx, we will reach the destination for the day. We will then spend the night at a teahouse in Kothe from the destinations. There you can socialize with fellow trekkers and rest for the night. 

Day 15:Kothe to Thuli Kharka

Kothe Elevation: 3691 Meters Thuli Kharka Elevation: 4230 Meters
After our breakfast, we Begin climbing up through the lush forest of Rhododendrons, Bamboo, and Pine, on the west side of the Hinku Valley to the Tuli Kharka for your overnight stay. 

Day 16:Thuli Kharla to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass

Thuli Kharka Elevation: 4230 Meters Zatrwa-La Pass Elevation: 4610 Meters Lukla Elevation: 2840 Meters 

The last day walk of the adventure morning leads with a climb over the high ridge of Naulekh or Kalo Himal including Zatrwa Og and Zatrwa-La passes, after a tough long climb then descends to Chutanga into green areas and forest, where a few hours of the great walk takes you back at Lukla for final overnight around Khumbu and Everest area. 

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu

Kathmandu Elevation: 1,400 meters

For the last breakfast in the mountains, we enjoyed our early breakfast and jumped on our early morning flight to Kathmandu(Ramechhap). After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping and sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the climbers’ successful summit of Mera Peak. Overnight in Kathmandu. 

Day 18: Leisure day at Kathmandu

Kathmandu Elevation: 1,400 meters

If you couldn’t complete the exploration of the entire UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the sightseeing exploration of Day 2 in your Mera Peak Climbing expedition. You will use this day to check out the destinations you have missed and check out some other popular landmarks. Of course, you also want to buy souvenirs as a memoir of this remarkable adventure, so check out some of the most popular marketplaces like Thamel, Asan, or popular cultural sites to find just the right piece.

In the evening we will host a farewell dinner to celebrate your successful Mera Peak Climbing and to honor our joint venture. Stay at Kathmandu. 

Day 19: Airport transfer for departure

Your 19-day Mera Peak Climbing adventure came to an end, according to your flight schedules our representative will pick you up from your hotel and assist you with check-out procedures. It is recommended that you should at least reach the airport 2.5 hours before your flight schedules, so make the arrangements accordingly. 

Includes

  • Airport Arrival and Departure Transfer by Private Vehicle
  • Overnight stay at Kathmandu for 4 Days with BB Plan
  • Kathmandu/Ramechhap to Lukla and back to Kathmandu/Ramechhap flight on fixed-wing aircraft
  • All essential ground transportation in private transport.
  • Mera Peak Climbing permits
  • All essential trekking permits and entrance fees for the national parks.
  • Tea Houses/Lodges Plus Camping combined accommodation throughout the trek – according to the itinerary
  • All 3 meals throughout the trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Professional trekking Guide  & very Experienced climbing guide from Khare
  • Two Clients One Porter for the trekking Part, one extra Porter for the Climbing Part
  • All essential climbing gear and equipment
  • Equipment for kitchen and camping during the climbing duration
  • Basic first-aid kits
  • Staff clothing, wages, and insurance
  •  Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All required taxes and necessary paperwork by the government

Excludes

  • Private climbing gears
  • Your climbing/trekking insurance(must get one for Mera peak climbing)
  • Drinks, beverages, Cola, Water, Hot shower, Charging, wifi, etc.
  • Personal expenses – cost
  • Travel Insurance (Most Get for Mera Peak Climbing)
  • Tips for the guide & porters & Summit Bonus for climbing staff
  • Any type of expenses like early arrival, late departure, cancelation of the trip, illness, or the cost raised by unforeseen circumstances.
  • Rescue & chartered if needed(can be helped if needed which is covered by your insurance)

Trip Map

Gear & Climbing Equipment

Clothing

  1. Insulated jacket (down or synthetic) for warmth at high altitude
  2. Waterproof and breathable shell jacket
  3. Waterproof and breathable shell pants
  4. Insulated pants or fleece pants for layering
  5. Moisture-wicking base layers (tops and bottoms)
  6. Mid-weight fleece or softshell jacket for layering
  7. Lightweight, quick-drying trekking pants
  8. Trekking shirts (long-sleeve and short-sleeve)
  9. Warm hat (beanie or balaclava)
  10. Sun hat with a wide brim
  11. Neck gaiter or scarf
  12. Gloves (insulated and waterproof)
  13. Socks (wool or synthetic, with liner socks if preferred)
  14. Gaiters (to keep snow out of boots)

Footwear

  1. Mountaineering boots suitable for crampons
  2. Trekking boots for lower elevations and trekking to base camp
  3. Gaiters to keep snow out of boots

Climbing Equipment:

  1. Mountaineering crampons compatible with your boots
  2. Ice axe
  3. Climbing harness
  4. Carabiners (locking and non-locking)
  5. Climbing helmet
  6. Prusik cords or ascenders
  7. Trekking poles (optional but recommended for stability)

Sleeping Gear

  1. Four-season sleeping bag (rated for sub-zero temperatures)
  2. Sleeping pad or insulated mattress
  3. Sleeping bag liner (optional for added warmth)

Camping Gear

  1. Four-season tent suitable for high-altitude camping
  2. Lightweight stove and fuel
  3. Cooking utensils and cookware
  4. Lighter and matches
  5. Portable water purification system or water purification tablets
  6. Multi-tool or knife
  7. Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries

Personal Items

  1. Sunglasses with UV protection and side shields
  2. Sunscreen (high SPF) and lip balm with SPF
  3. Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, hand sanitizer, etc.)
  4. Personal first aid kit (including medications for altitude sickness, pain relief, gastrointestinal issues, etc.)
  5. Trekking towel
  6. Camera or smartphone for capturing memories (optional)

Miscellaneous

  1. Duffel bag or backpack for carrying personal gear (porters will carry this)
  2. Daypack for carrying essentials during the climb
  3. Map and compass or GPS device
  4. Trekking permits and documents
  5. Cash for tips, purchases, and emergencies

It’s essential to pack efficiently and strike a balance between having all necessary gear and keeping your pack weight manageable. Additionally, ensure that your gear is in good condition and properly tested before your expedition.

Hoe difficult Mera Peak Expedition is?

Mera Peak is often considered one of the more accessible and less technical Trekking peaks of Nepal, making it a popular choice for those looking to experience high-altitude mountaineering without extensive technical climbing skills. However, it’s important to note that climbing any peak, including Mera Peak, still presents significant challenges and should not be taken lightly.

Here are some factors to consider regarding the difficulty of Mera Peak climbing:-

Altitude

Mera Peak stands at 6,476 meters (21,247 feet) above sea level. Altitude sickness is a real concern at these heights, and proper acclimatization is essential to reduce the risk. Climbers need to be prepared for the physical demands of ascending to high altitude and the potential symptoms of altitude sickness.

Technical Difficulty

While Mera Peak is considered a non-technical climb compared to some of the other peaks in the region, it still involves glacier travel, snow climbing, and the use of basic mountaineering equipment such as crampons, ice axes, and ropes. Some sections may require the use of fixed ropes, especially near the summit.

Physical Fitness

Climbing Mera Peak requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance. The trek to the base camp involves long days of hiking at high altitude, often in challenging terrain. Climbers should be prepared for steep ascents and descents, as well as variable weather conditions.

Weather Conditions

Weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable and harsh, even during the climbing season (usually spring and autumn). Climbers may encounter cold temperatures, high winds, snowfall, and poor visibility, which can affect both the ascent and descent.

Logistics

Organizing a Mera Peak expedition involves logistical challenges such as obtaining permits, arranging transportation, hiring guides and porters, and ensuring proper equipment and supplies. Proper planning and preparation are essential for a safe and successful climb.

Overall, while Mera Peak may be less technically challenging than some other peaks in the region, it still requires careful preparation, physical fitness, and respect for the mountain environment. Climbers should consider their own experience level, fitness, and comfort with high-altitude mountaineering before attempting the climb, and it’s often recommended to go with an experienced guide or join a guided expedition.

Permits for Mera Peak Expeditions

To climb Mera Peak, climbers need to obtain several permits and permissions. Here’s an overview of the permits required:

Makalu Barun National Park Permit

Mera Peak is located within the Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area. Climbers need to obtain a permit from the park authorities. This permit can usually be arranged through a trekking agency or obtained in Kathmandu or the nearby town of Lukla.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

While not directly related to Mera Peak, if you’re trekking to the peak via the standard route from Lukla, you’ll pass through the Sagarmatha National Park. Therefore, you’ll need to obtain a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, which is available in Kathmandu or Monjo (the entry point of the national park).

Climbing Permit for Mera Peak

Climbers also need a climbing permit specifically for Mera Peak. This permit is issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) or the Ministry of Tourism. The cost of the permit varies depending on the season (spring or autumn) and whether you’re climbing as part of an organized expedition or as an independent climber. It’s important to apply for this permit well in advance, as processing can take some time.

TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System)

While not always required for Mera Peak climbing itself, if your trekking route involves passing through areas where TIMS cards are mandatory (such as the Everest region), you’ll need to obtain a TIMS card. However, the necessity of TIMS cards can vary, so it’s best to check the current requirements before your trip.

Khumbu Pashanglamhu Rural Municipality Fee

Once you land at Lukla airport before you head to any trekking, climbing, helicopter tour, or any kind of activities within the rural municipality you have to get a permit from the local government so you can purchase the entry ticket at Lukla before embarking on your any journey in Khumbu Pashanglamhu Rural Municipality.

It’s important to obtain all necessary permits and permissions before starting your Mera Peak expedition. Failure to have the required permits can lead to fines or other complications during your trek. If you’re unsure about the permit requirements or how to obtain them, it’s advisable to consult with a reputable trekking agency or guide who can assist you with the process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mera Peak?
Mera Peak is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal, standing at an elevation of 6,476 meters (21,247 feet) above sea level. It is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, near Mount Everest.
Do I need prior mountaineering experience to climb Mera Peak?
While prior mountaineering experience is beneficial, it is not mandatory for climbing Mera Peak. However, participants should have a good level of physical fitness and be comfortable with trekking at high altitudes.
What is the best time to climb Mera Peak?
The best time to climb Mera Peak is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months generally offer stable weather conditions and clear skies, making it ideal for climbing.
How long does it take to climb Mera Peak?
The duration of the Mera Peak Expedition typically ranges from 15 to 18 days, depending on the chosen itinerary and weather conditions. This duration includes acclimatization days, trekking to base camp, summit day, and descent.
What permits are required for climbing Mera Peak?
Climbing Mera Peak requires obtaining permits from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Additionally, trekkers need to have the necessary trekking permits for the region they will be traversing.
What are the accommodation options during the Mera Peak Expedition?
Accommodation during the expedition includes teahouses, lodges, and camping. In lower altitudes, trekkers can stay in teahouses and lodges along the trail. As climbers ascend to higher altitudes, camping becomes more common.
What equipment do I need for climbing Mera Peak?
Essential equipment includes mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet, sleeping bag, down jacket, trekking poles, and appropriate clothing layers for varying weather conditions. It's essential to have proper gear for cold temperatures and high altitudes.
Is altitude sickness a concern during the Mera Peak Expedition?
Yes, altitude sickness is a potential concern during the Mera Peak Expedition due to the high altitude. Proper acclimatization, hydration, and gradual ascent are crucial in minimizing the risk of altitude-related illnesses.
Do I need a guide for the Mera Peak Expedition?
While it is not mandatory to have a guide for the Mera Peak Expedition, it is highly recommended, especially for those without prior experience in high-altitude trekking and mountaineering. A guide can provide valuable assistance, support, and navigation expertise throughout the journey.
What is the difficulty level of climbing Mera Peak?
Climbing Mera Peak is considered to be of moderate difficulty. The ascent involves technical sections such as crossing glaciers and using fixed ropes but does not require advanced mountaineering skills. However, participants should be physically fit and mentally prepared for the challenge.

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