Mera Peak Climb
Region: Himalayan Ranges in Nepal, Mahalangur Himalaya.
Tour activity type: Group Adventures.
Group size: 2 to 12 People per Group.
Duration of Mera peak climb: 16 nights / 17 days.
Mera peak climb difficulty: High.
Best time to climb Mera peak: April, May, October, and November.
The expedition begins and ends at: Kathmandu.
Maximum altitude gain during Mera Peak Climb: 6, 461 meters / 21,198 feet.
Type of accommodation: Hotel / tea house / tent.
Overview of the Mera Peak Climb
Mera Peak (6, 461 meters, 21,198 feet) is the highest trekking peak in the world! Only the last part of the peak needs a little climbing experience which we teach you during our training. From the top of the Mera peak climb, you can see the five highest peaks: Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga. Apart from the five highest mountains, you will witness many other Himalayan peaks. You will get to walk on high-altitude glaciers for two days to reach the Summit, which gives out of a box experience. Nepal Mera peak climb is not technical but requires a good fitness level to conquer it. To climb Mera peak Nepal is easy and requires a good endurance level. Mera peak climb is truly beautiful and goes through the high Himalayas and gives a sense of remoteness. Being one of the best Mera peak trekking companies, our itinerary is designed to give good acclimatizing time before reaching the Summit.
Expedition to Climb Mera Peak starts from Lukla. Once you arrive, the trail from Lukla is fully different from what you see when you go for other treks in the Everest zone. The Mera peak climb gives a feeling of remoteness. Immediately after Lukla, there are no villages on this Mera peak climbing route. The trail goes uphill from the zero point and becomes a little flat after the Zatrwa-La pass. This trail of the Mera peak climb gives an adrenaline rush that is impossible to describe in words. You can see very old Himalayan forests during the Mera Peak Climbing, especially after Chhatra Khola. All the places you stay during your Mera peak climbing in autumn are not permanent settlements; it’s the tea houses made for the people who go for different expeditions in the zone.
What does the Nepal Mera peak climb include?
- Airport pickups and drops.
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
- Tented accommodation during the Mera peak climb.
- All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) on the climbing day.
- All ground transportation as per the itinerary.
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu).
- Certified experienced trekking guide (leader), climbing guide (leader), and assistant guide.
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
- Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
- All necessary permits, and Mera Peak climbing permit, national park permit.
- Group climbing Gears.
What does Mera Peak Trek in Nepal not include?
- Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu.
- Food and drinking water throughout the trip, except on climbing days.
- The Mera peak climbing cost does not include additional accommodation and food expenses if the Mera peak climb gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation,
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water,
- shower, etc.).
- Health Insurance, Personal Insurance, and other travel insurance.
- Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury, or any health
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s).
Itinerary Mera Peak Climb Nepal
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu.
Your arrival date is in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal and gateway to the world’s top mountains. Upon your arrival at the airport, we will pick you up and take you to our hotel. Your permits and other things are pre-arranged before your arrival. Therefore, you are free to roam around or do some shopping. We will have a group briefing on the same day, and we will convey the timing you are requested to be present at that time (mostly in the evening). In the briefing session, we will brief you about the Mera Peak Climb 2022 and give you all the required information.
Day 2: Fly to Lukla (2, 860 meters / 9, 383 feet): 30 minutes.
We will start at the Kathmandu domestic terminal in the morning to get our mountain flight to Lukla. Kathmandu to Lukla flight offers one of the most amazing flying experiences in the world! You can see many high Himalayan peaks from a distance, including Mt. Everest. The most amazing views below are of the mountain villages, which look stunning from the plane. As this plane cannot fly very high, most of the surroundings are visible very clearly. After 30-35 minutes of breathtaking flight, we will land at Lukla airstrip, which is considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world! After arrival in Lukla, we will meet our support team, who will greet us from the airport. It’s a free day for you to explore the colorful Lukla market and surroundings.
Day 3: Lukla to Chuthanga (3, 200 meters / 9, 843 feet) 3 – 4 hours.
After breakfast, our porters will take care of your main luggage till your return to Lukla, and after a small briefing with our main Guide, we will start our trek to today’s destination Chuthanga. The trek from Lukla to Chuthanga is of moderate difficulty and takes 3 – 4 hours to reach; most of the trail is uphill until our destination. During the trek, you will get an excellent view of Himalayan peaks, and on your back, you can see Lukla village, which looks stunning from the top. After arriving at Chuthanga, you will check in to our Tea House. Chuthanga is a small place with only 1 proper tea house available, and facilities are very basic.
Day 4: Chuthanga to Kharki Thanga (3, 700 meters / 11, 155 feet): 3 hours.
Today’s trek will be very short; it takes only 3 hours to reach our destination. The entire trail is an uphill hike till Kharki Thanga. From Chuthanga, the trail looks endless as it’s a steep hike to our destination. Also, the high mountain appears unscalable from below, but the trek is not so strenuous. To begin with, we will cross a small stream on a wooden bridge. After the stream, we will go uphill between rhododendron forests for a long distance. Kharki Thanga is situated on flat ground amidst mountains. Our Tea house is also very basic in this place. Today we all will sleep in a big room as this place doesn’t have separate rooms.
Day 5: Kharki Thanga to Chatra Khola (4, 200 meters / 13, 779 feet): 6 hours.
Today we will start early in the morning as we need to cross the Zatrwa-La pass(4 600 meters) visible from our tea house. Once we start, the trail will be steep uphill till the mountain passes. This part of today’s trek is strenuous and requires 2.5 to 3 hours to reach the top. We will spend 20 minutes on the top before proceeding further with our next hike to Chatra Khola. After the mountain pass, we will have a moderate trek to a place with Stupas and prayer flags. On the way, the view is stunning on our right-hand side. You can see a small mountain village visible clearly from a distance. After we reach the prayer flags place, the entire trail is downhill until Chatra Khola. Overnight Stay in a Tea house.
Day 6: Chatra Khola to Kothe (3,691 meters / 12, 109 feet): 6-7 hours.
Today also, we will start early in the morning and start towards Kothe. Today’s trek is moderate as most of the trail is downhill. Today’s trek begins with many ups and downs, and then the trail goes fully downhill amidst rhododendron forests till Taktho, where we will have lunch. After getting down to Taktho, you can find yourself in the tree line. After our lunch, we will go amidst the dense forest till Kothe. A few times, we will get down to the riverbed today. The trail is really beautiful, and you can see a lot of big old pine trees along the way. This part of today’s trek is most enjoyable, and as a trekker, you will love the trail. We can see Makalu Baron national park gate just before entering Kothe. Kothe is a small and beautiful settlement for trekkers full of Tea Houses. We will check in to our Tea House upon our arrival.
Day 7: Kothe to Thangnak(4, 358 meters / 14, 297 feet): 5-6 hours.
Today’s trek is also a moderate trek till Thangnak. Most of the trail goes on the riverbed. We can see Mera Peak from the trail and a few other peaks. The initial part of the trek is beautiful before entering the riverbed. Once you enter the riverbed, most of the trail goes between rocks. We will reach our Lunch point after 3 hours of our trek. Our lunch place is a tiny tea house situated in the middle of nowhere. After lunch, we will start our trek towards Thangnak. On the way, you can see a beautiful small Monastery situated on your left side. We will visit the Monastery and take the blessing before proceeding further. After Monastery, the trail is almost flat till Thangnak. Thangnak is a place that has many Tea houses. It’s a flat riverbed below a mountain. Stay in a Tea House in Thangnak.
Day 8: Thangnak to Khare (5, 045 meters / 16, 486 feet): 3-4 hours.
Today’s trek is also moderate. Once we start, we will go for an uphill hike, and then the trail is completely flat. We get magnificent views once we start the hike, especially on the ascent. We can see a hanging glacier on our left which looks stunning from the trail. After the initial hike, the trail is mostly flat till a Tea House. After the tea house again, it’s an uphill hike for a distance, then the trail gradually goes up till Khare. Khare is a settlement for trekkers and climbers and is full of Tea houses. We will stay in a Tea House.
Day 9: Khare Acclimatization Day and Pre-Climb training.
Today we will wake up and be ready by 8 am. After breakfast, we will go for a small hike to a nearby mountain for acclimatization. We will scale to 5 500 meters, spend 30 minutes on the top, and then get down to our Tea House. After lunch we will take a little rest, then we will go for our training. We have a training place nearby where we will learn basic mountaineering skills and then return to the Tea House. After training for Mera Peak Climbing Expedition In Nepal, it’s complete rest for the day.
Day 10: Khare to Mera Base Camp (5, 350 meters / 17, 553 feet): 3 hours.
Today’s Mera peak climb is uphill from the beginning. The initial trail is good; then, it becomes rocky and a little confusing. After the rocky part, we will reach the beginning of the Mera glacier. From below, it looks like a huge ice wall to climb. An initial hike on the glacier may feel a little uncomfortable, but it will feel easy after some time. We will reach one side of the wall and get down to our campsite. After reaching the campsite, it’s a rest day for you to acclimate for further expedition properly.
Day 11: Base Camp to Mera High Camp (5, 780 meters / 18, 958 feet): 3-4 hours.
Today’s entire trek will be on the snowline of Mera glacier till high camp. We need to rope ourselves if required. If you have a good quality comfortable climbing shoe, you can wear it from our Tea house. But if you are hiring a shoe from Khare, you need to wear it from the snowline as rental shoes are mostly plastic Scarpa climbing shoes, and it’s very difficult to wear those on a normal trail. The trail of Mera peak climb is gradually inclined till the high camp. From the beginning till high camp is strenuous. We have tented accommodation in a high camp. It is a very windy and cold place.
Day 12: Mera High Camp to Summit (6, 461 meters / 21, 1907 feet) and descend to Khare: 9-10 hours.
This is the final day of our Mera Peak Climb in Nepal. We will wake up and be ready by 1 am, then start our hike to Mera summit. Today’s hike is also equally and more strenuous than yesterday’s hike. The initial hike will not be very strenuous as you will hike in the dark, but once the daylight comes, it may feel tough as you will be able to see the slopes. After many ups and downs, we will reach our final destination. Our guides will fix the rope for the final ascent. Once you reach the top, it will be the best day of your lifetime. You can see many high mountain peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, etc. After taking summit photos, we will get down to the high camp. The downhill hike from the Summit to the high camp is fully descent and easy. Once we reach the high camp, we will have our breakfast and descend to Khare. High camp to Khare is fully downhill, which will be easy to trek. The only Mera peak difficulty is the last descent of the snowline, as it is steep. Tonight, you will get the best sleep after such a strenuous expedition.
Day 13: Khare to Kothe: 5 – 6 hours.
Today we will start by 8 am and reach Kothe, which will take 5-6 hours, and the trail will be flat or downhill. We will have lunch on the way and follow the same trail till Kothe.
Day 14: Kothe to Chatra Khola: 6 – 7 hours.
Today, we will start early and reach Chatra Khola, and the trek will be moderate to tough as we need to go over uphill hikes for most of this trek. It is the same trail that we followed while coming.
Day 15: Chatra Khola to Lukla: 6-7 hours.
Today we will start early and reach Lukla in 6 to 7 hours. The initial part of the trek is fully uphill, then its ups and downs till Zatrwa-La pass. Once we cross the pass, it will be completely downhill till Lukla. Once you get down from the pass, you can see the Lukla valley from the top. We will eat our lunch in Chuthanga and then trek down to Lukla.
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu.
Today we will fly back to Kathmandu after a magnificent expedition. It will be the same mountain flight, and it will take 30-35 minutes to reach Kathmandu. After arrival, we will pick you up and take you to the hotel. It’s celebration time, and you can celebrate your achievement anywhere on Thamel street.
Day 17: Departure.
Mera Peak Climb Expedition ends. Today is the final day after such a great expedition. If you want to continue your stay in Nepal, you can continue, or otherwise, we will drop you at the airport.
Items to bring with you to Mera Peak Climbing
- Trekking bag (60-80 liters).
- A small daypack (knapsack/backpack/rucksack) for carrying your valuables.
- 2 lightweight trekking/hiking pants.
- 1 good quality waterproof trekking pant (breathable fabric).
- 3 – 4 lightweight trekking/hiking t-shirts/shirts.
- Non-cotton underwear briefs.
- 4-5 pairs of trekking socks.
- 2 pairs of good quality merino wool socks.
- Good quality thermals – top and bottom.
- Good quality down jacket to protect from cold.
- Lightweight fleece jacket.
- Bandana or headscarf.
- Warm hat that covers your ears.
- 1 quick-drying towel.
- Poncho (for rain and snow).
- High-quality gloves (with an extra inner layer).
- Best quality hiking shoes (preferably waterproof).
- Crocs shoes/sandals.
- Trekking poles.
- UV-protected sunglasses (preferably dark shade).
- Water disinfection drops/tablets.
- 2 water bottles (1 liter each).
- Hand sanitizer.
- Sunblocks (SPF 50 and above) and lip salve with sunblocks.
- Toilet paper.
- Wet-tissue papers/ baby wipes.
- High-quality Headlamp with spare batteries.
- Dry fruits and chocolates.
- Small, basic first aid kit (cough and/or cold medicine, headache pills, etc.).