Mera Peak Climbing - 15 Days

Trip Facts
  • Duration:15 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Technical Challenging
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 6476 Meters
  • Start at: Kathmandu
  • End at: Kathmandu
  • Group Size: 1 - 8
  • Best Season: Spring - Autumn


  • Panoramic vistas of Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Everest, and numerous other peaks in the Khumbu region can be seen when climbing one of Nepal's highest hiking peaks.
  • Spending the night at the magnificent Mera High Camp (5780 m).
  • Experiencing the native Sherpa ethnic way of life, traditions, culture, and cuisine; and
  • Traveling to Mera La Pass on less-traveled paths.

Mera Peak Climbing Overview

Mera Peak climbing is a perfect example of a trekking and climbing trip in Nepal. Mera Peak is one of Nepal's highest trekking peaks, standing at 6476m. The ascent will also provide panoramic views of five peaks that are higher than 8,000 meters: Cho Oyu (8201 m), Makalu (8481 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Kanchenjunga (8586 m), and Everest (8848.86 m),

The trek takes through broad yak pastures and enormous rhododendron woods. Along the way, you'll cross through Mera La Pass and take in the breathtaking Himalayan scenery.

The Mera Peak route takes through Hinku Valley, where you can glimpse Himalayan living that hasn't been significantly changed.

Mera Peak climbing itinerary takes 15 days to complete. The trip begins with your flight to Lukla and hikes to Chutanga. Over the next few days, you will pass through Thuli Kharka, Kothe, Thaknak, Thangnak, and Khare.

There will be pre-climb training at Khare, and you will trek to Mera High Camp the next day. On the 9th day, you will summit Mera Peak and then trek back to Khare. You will begin descending to Kothe, Thuli Kharka, and Lukla over the next few days and then fly to Kathmandu the next.

Mera Peak climbing season is during the spring (late April and May) and fall (late September to November). But the most enjoyable months are May and October.

The best gear for Mera Peak climbing is climbing boots, crampons for grip, descenders with the figure of eight locks, ascender, carabineer, ice axe, helmet, harness, climbing rope, trekking sticks, and gloves, amongst others. The difficulty level of Mera Peak is set for novice climbers.

Budget and Cost for Mera Peak Climbing

To complete this expedition, various permits are required. The Nepal Mountaineering Association climbing permits cost $250 in the spring, $125 in the fall, and $70 in the winter and summer.

A local area permit costs $ 20 per person and a $ 30 Sagarmatha National Park permit. Overall, the best cost for Mera Peak climbing ranges around $1700-2500 depending upon group size and facilities used.

Even though off-season peak climbing has lower permit costs, it isn't easy. Other months have tough conditions due to the cold. There may be heavy snowfall, which will require gear and equipment adjustments.

Climbing Difficulty: Climbing Mear Peak is Right for You?

Even inexperienced peak climbers can attempt Mera Peak. But it is higher than other trekking peaks. Every day's trek will take you, on average, 6 hours. On the summiting day, the average trek time doubles.

As a result, you must engage in strength and aerobic exercises to maintain optimum physical health. Although the climb is relatively simple compared to other peaks like Island peak, certain areas feature large fissures in the glaciers.

Experience the Amazing Adventure of a Lifetime with GSA

Even though the climb is for novice climbers, you will need a solid team to prepare and trail the way. Your safety is our priority while providing outstanding tailored climbing experiences.

We will arrange for lodging, apply for all required permits, and offer licensed guides and porters. We don't charge any additional fees and have also kept an extra day during the trip in case of any unforeseen circumstances, such as extreme weather or flight cancellation.

We are willing to make any necessary alterations and make your trip stress-free, allowing for the best experience.

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We can Customize the trip to suit your interest and help you make it fit your budget. 

Today, arriving in Nepal, the trip feels closer than ever. At the airport, our staff will guide you to your hotels where you can rest and prepare for tomorrow. Overnight stay will be in Kathmandu.

  • Max. Altitude:1300m/4264ft
  • Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel
  • Meals:Welcome Dinner

Fly to Lukla and Hike to Chutanga, 35 min Flight and a 4-5 Hours Trek.

Today take an adventurous flight to Lukla, allowing for panoramic views of the Khumbu Valley. We trek toward Chhutanga after arriving in Lukla, passing through several Sherpa villages. We stroll through the dense Rhododendron and pine forest. Overnight stay will be in Chutanga.

  • Max. Altitude:3100m/ 10168ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we begin with a brief but difficult ascent to cross the Nau Lekh range's Kalo Himal Ridge. This divides the region's Khumbu valley from the Hinku valley. The arduous hiking continues as we ascend to a pass at 4500 m before continuing to the higher Zatrwa La Pass at 4610 m through a meandering trail and boulder slope.

From here, expansive views of Hinku Valley, the stunning Lumding Himal and Karyolung peak, and the mighty Dudh Koshi River can be enjoyed. Descending through this pass, we arrive at Thuli Kharka. Overnight stay will be in Thuli Kharka.

  • Max. Altitude:3900m/12792ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will start the walk with ups and downs as we depart Thuli Kharka with a glimpse of the rising sun over the tall hills surrounding the village. You will descend via a lengthy, narrow road through a deep forest adorned by rhododendron trees, pine trees, and mosses further along the trail, so get ready for a long, steep hike. The route then follows the Hinku River and passes through a forest with various plants and animals, ultimately leading to Kothe. Overnight stay will be in Kothe

  • Max. Altitude:3691m/ 12106ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will hike along the Hinku Khola's ridge today and arrive at Gondishung, the summer herders' community. On the trek, you will go through a Lungsumgba Gompa that is 200 years old.

Rock with scribblings of Mera Peak, and the route is seen as you go. Then you continue on a steep track that crosses multiple landslide zones as you trek upstream with enticing views of Kusum Kangaru and Mera Peak up close. Once more, after a brief stroll, you will arrive at Thangnak. Overnight stay will be in Thaknak.

  • Max. Altitude:4350m/ 14268ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will hike to the Dig Glacier's lateral moraine and then Dig Kharka, which provides breathtaking views of Charpate Himal. The trail is inclining as you pass over moraines and glaciers on your way to Khare. The Mera Peak's northern face is seen from Khare. Overnight stay will be in Khare.

  • Max. Altitude:5045m/ 16548ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you have rightfully earned a rest day. But there will be pre-climb training to enable a smooth climb to Mera Peak. Be sure to learn as much as you can today, as it will make your climb easier. Overnight stay will be in Khare.

  • Max. Altitude:5045m/ 16548ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

To reach the Mera High Camp, you must continue your walk through the Mera La pass. A rough track in your path is risky if it is snowing. You will ascend to the rock band's summit, identified by a sizable cairn.

Enjoying stunning views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Chamlang, Barutse, Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, and Nuptse, amongst others, the high camp is reached. Overnight stay will be in Mera High Camp.

  • Max. Altitude:5780m/ 18958ft
  • Accommodation:Tent
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After continuing up the glacier, you will reach an odd ridge. As you start to gain altitude, the air will begin to become thinner. Behind the crest, the slope gets progressively steeper until the summit reemerges.

The peak is not far away, and from there, you may enjoy breathtaking views of the towering Himalayas, which include Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8210m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7855m), Chamlang (7319m), Barutse (7129m), and others. You will return to Khare via the same route. Overnight stay will be in Khare.

  • Max. Altitude:6476m/ 21192ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a pleasant night's sleep, you'll rise early and take the same path. Walking on downhill pathways is simpler and faster because the trip is largely downward. You will experience a decrease in height when you return to Kothe from Khare. Most of your stroll will be in a verdant forest of oak, pine, and rhododendron trees. The descending pathways and dense vegetation will improve the journey's experience when reversed. Overnight stay will be in Kothe.

  • Max. Altitude:3691m/12110ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek to Thuli Kharka, 6-7 Hours Trek.

Before arriving at a branched route close to Taktho, you must trek up and down, cross several Inkhu Khola tributaries, then climb up and down again. Those rocky trails will take you through Chorten. You then climb to Thuli Kharka. Overnight stay will be in Thuli Kharka.

  • Max. Altitude:3900m/12792ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You need to pass across the Zatrwa-La pass to go to Lukla Valley. Today magnificent views of Cho Oyu, Kongde, Numbur, Kusum Kangaru, and other Himalayan peaks will be enjoyed. You can have a luxurious stay at Lukla with many more food options. After a tiring summit, a fun night is rightfully owed. Overnight stay will be at Lukla.

  • Max. Altitude:2800m/9184ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will board a flight to Kathmandu early in the morning. You will get a greater aerial perspective of the mountains during this 30-minute mountain flight. Overnight stay will be in Kathmandu.

  • Max. Altitude:1320m/4329ft
  • Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We have reserved an extra day in case of unforeseen circumstances during this trip. Himalayan weather can be unpredictable and requires days, so you don't miss your flights or other important events.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Dinner

You have accomplished something only a few thinks about. The memories of climbing Mera Peak will be with you forever and serve you well as you plan climbs to other high peaks. We'll accompany you back to the airport three hours before the flight.

  • Meals:Breakfast
Cost Details
  • Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in a private vehicle.
  • Welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant.
  • Three-Night Deluxe Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight fare and airport tax.
  • Teahouse/ Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • All camping equipment (Tent, table, Kitchen set, sleeping mat).
  • General Climbing equipment (Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, etc).
  • Full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) with tea, and coffee during the trek.
  • An experienced and knowledgeable trained English-speaking Govt. registered trekking/climbing guide.
  • Assistance Guide for the group of 5 or above. 
  • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, equipment, and transportation for the guides and porters.
  • Sagarmatha national park entry permits Fees.
  • Peak Climbing permits fees.
  • Garbage Deposit Fee.
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit.
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket.
  • Accompanying snacks: energy bars, cookies, etc.
  • Seasonally available fresh and can fruits as dessert after dinner.
  • Green Society Adventure complimentary free hiking T-shirt, duffel bag, and route map.
  • A comprehensive first aid box including Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All government and local taxes if necessary.
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International Air fair
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal Mountaineering gears
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Tips for Guides and Porters
Useful Information

Preparation For Mera Peak Climbing

At least two months earlier to your trip to Mera Peak, you should start a strength training program. Include a lot of exercises that increase your stamina and endurance. Preparation for your peak climbing should include frantic cardio workouts, weight training, and extended hiking or trekking on difficult terrain.

Insurance For Mera Peak

For a safety net travel insurance is very important. Your insurance plan should pay for losses like emergency rescue, evacuation, flights canceled, hospital expenses, etc. Please confirm that high-altitude rescue above 6000 meters is covered by your insurance. Your insurance should provide coverage for high-altitude mountain rescue and evacuation since the highest elevation you will reach is 6189 meters.

Climbing Equipment List

Group Climbing Gears

  • Rope
  • Snow bar
  • Ice screw
  • Ice hammer

Personal Climbing Gears

  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Prusik rope
  • Tape slings (2)
  • Screwgate karabiners (2 locks, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/eight-figure
  • Ascender/Jhumar

Medical List

  • Light and simple personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • First-aid tape, Band-Aids, and aspirin
  • Skin-blister repair kit
  • Paracetamol
  • Throat lozenges
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Altitude sickness pills - Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic - Ciprofloxacin, etc. Note: Do not bring and use sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Sunscreen
  • Earplugs
  • lip guard
  • Eye drops
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, and contact lens supplies. 
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