Important Information

Region
Peak climbing and Expedition
Duration
14 Days
Max Altitude 6470 meters
Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November
Grade
Level 3
Group Size
2 - 5 people
Transportation 2 way Flight

Mera Peak Climbing is the highest trekking peak among all trekking peaks in Nepal with a height of 6,476 meters. Mera Peak is hidden in the upper Hinku valley of Makalu Barun National Park. Mera Peak doesn't need much technical knowledge as it can be climb by novice climbers and mountaineers. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzin summited  Mera Peak for the first time on May 20th, 1953. The best seasons for climbing Mera Peak are from March to May and September to December. 

What do you expect from Mera Peak?

The summit of Mera Peak is one of the best skylines, offering jaw-dropping panoramic views of popular mountains of the Khumbu region and beyond namely Massif Mountains like Everest, Kangtega, Nuptse, Lhotse, and other renowned trekking peaks of Nepal.  All the climbers will trek for a couple of days before summiting Mera Peak for acclimatization and a successful summit trip.  Trekkers will first trek through the lush woods with the beautiful rhododendrons and yak pasture experiencing the dramatic landscape of Hinku valley. The locals, Sherpa people will welcome you with their warm hospitality. 

Himalayan Wander Walkers’ veteran expedition Sherpa will help you to stand on top of Mera Peak with our teamwork for your Mera Peak summit journey. We believe that our guests must deserve great value and we make things happening in the outdoor industry. Himalayan Wander Walkers provide a variety of itinerary for Mera Peak climbing. So, for more information please mail us at [email protected] or [email protected] You can Customize My Trip.  

Highlights of the Mera Peak Climbing

  • Summit One of the amazing Peak of (Nepal’s highest trekking peak 6470m)
  • Immerse in the  hospitality of  Sherpa people
  • Explore the jaw-dropping views of the highest mountains from the skyline level
  • Experience the Mountain Expedition life of Sherpa
  • Diversity of geographical structure within a single  journey 

Outline Itinerary ( 14 Days )

Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu to Sotang Shivatar (1500m), 12-14 hours

The trip starts early morning, leaving Kathmandu to Everest view point Patale Dhap (2900m) via Okhaldungha then drive to Sotang Shivatar with a four-wheel Jeep. The road following along the river valley of Sun Koshi river and passing several countryside villages, beautiful landscapes, valleys, and crossing Dudh Koshi River then arrive Sotang Shivatar, Lower Solukhumbu. 

Day 2

Trek to Khiraule Gompa / Khiraule Monastery (2600m) 4-5 hours

Today trekking starts through Chetri, Tamang, and Rai village. Meet the local people and see the Lower Solukhumbu agriculture farming of old technology. Then arrive Khiraule Gompa which is Sherpa village was located 280 years oldest Buddhist Monastery Estd. in 1738.     

Day 3

Trek to Cholem Kharka (3600m) 4-5 hours,

On the third day, trek with beautiful Rhododendron Forest. After that, a steep ascend Surke La and bamboo forest then we reach Cholem Kharka where available good lodge and flooding Facility.
(If you have more time add an extra day for rest but not compulsory)

Day 4

Trek to Panch Pokhari / Five Lake (4200m) 5-6 hours,

On the fourth day, we leave the tree line behind and trek to stone steps ways and ascend several ridges to cross. On a clear day, we get a stunning view of the mountain. And trek to beautiful holy lakes at Panch Pokhari. Religious place of Kirat Rai, thousands of people visit on the day of Janai Purnima and Nag Panchami in August month. Khola Kharka is a short way past the lakes.   

Day 5

Trek to Kothe (3550m) 4-5 hours,

Fifth Day, Trek to Kothe via Himalayan Alpine Forest with descending very steeply all the way down to the Majang Khola. The trail brings across the roaring Inkhu Khola and into Kothe Village. Kothe is a place to entrée point of Mera Peak Climbing Trek.

Day 6

Trek to Thangnak (4350m) 4-5hours,

Trekking follows the west bank of an Inkhu riverbed on a rocky trail upstream crossing several landslide areas. Today see the close view of Kusum Kanguru and Mera Peak and pass by the Gompa Monastery situated at the lap of a big rock and arrive at Thangnak, which is a summer grazing area. O2xygen Lodge.     

Day 7

Trek to Khare (5000m) 3-4 hours, Refuge Mera Lodge

Trek from Thangnak to Khare offers a stunning view of the north side of Hinku Glacier and the view of Charpate Himal. After reaching Dig Kharka ascend to Khare with a gorgeous scenic view.    

Day 8

Rest and Acclimatization day at Khare

Today is a rest day to make your body acclimatized with the increased altitude. Climbing Sherpa guide provides basic climbing training with the best way to use Ice axes, Boot, Crampon, Carabineer, ascender jammer, and Rope technique. Preparing for the summit and Check your full gear at Khare and it is possible to hire gear at Refuge Mera Lodge.   
(If you have more time add an extra day to stay at Mera Base Camp, 5350m but not compulsory)

Day 9

Trek to Mera High Camp (5800m) 5-6 hours

Trek to Mera High Camp with the superb view of Mera Peak. Ascend Mera glacier and trek up to Mera La pass to Mera High Camp avoiding the number of crevasses on the way. High Camp is located on a rocky island in the middle of the glacier with limited space. Fixed tent camp set at Mera High Camp with an outstanding view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Baruntse, Chamlang. We can also see most of the route to the summit. 

Day 10

Summit Mera Peak (6470m) and Back to Khare, 8-10 hours

Today is a really important day with an exciting day and a challenging day for Mera Peak Expedition. Wake up around 3 am in morning. Wear your climbing gear and a Sherpa guide help you to safely summit Mera Peak. The route is still non-technical to ascend slowly due to the altitude and it can be very cold and windy. As the sun begins to rise, the top of Mera Peak Summit offers a glorious breathtaking view of five 8000m peaks Mt Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Yo, Kanchenjunga, and Himalaya Mountain Range. Upon reaching the summit spend few times and descend to Mera High Camp where rest for a while before back to Khare for a night stay.   

Day 11

Trek down to Kothe (3550m) 4-5 hours

After the great success of Mera Peak Climbing start to descend from Thangnak to Kothe. The day is going too long and a little exhausting, but the beautiful view of the surrounding will accompany you till the end of the day.

Day 12

Trek to Thulikharka (4200m) 5-6 hours

Trek to Thulikharka which is on an open hillside. Trek through pine forests of rhododendron and later trek on the off-the-beaten trail. On the way see a wonderful view of Mera North, Mera Central, Mera South.

Day 13

Trek to Lukla (2800m) 5-6 hours

Trek down to Lukla via Zatrwa La Pass (4600m). On the way see many peaks of Khumbu with Number Himal, Mt. Choyo, Kongde Peak. Descend down to the Dudh Koshi Valley through Chutanga and dense forest of oak, fir, rhododendron, and juniper.

Day 14

Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

In the morning our guide will take you to the airport and you will have a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel, and the rest of the time you can enjoy exploring the evening ambiance of Thamel or Boudha.
Overnight at hotel.

 

Include

Airport Pickup and drop international and domestic
Pasang Lhamu Rural municipality entrance
Mera Peak climbing permit
Trekking Guide & porter
Climbing guide
All food during a whole trek
Two nights Hotel in Kathmandu with B/ B plan (Twin sharing Basis/ Single room with Double bed)
Two-way flight (Ktm-Luk & Luk - Ktm)
Comprehensive medical kit
All climbing gears
Two-night Camping equipment and staff

Exclude

Travel rescue, insurance,
Tips for Guide,
International tickets,
Nepali visa fee
Bar bills, Repair charge for any physical damage on motorbikes, Personal Expenses etc
Others not mentioned in Includes section

Important Information

Peak climbing is a second step after the normal trekking who wants to experience the adventure beyond the trekking. There are more than 1300 peak with 6000 meters among which only one quarter of them are officially opened for climbing Nepal government.

Apart from mountaineering expedition, we also offer numbers of trekking peaks with altitude ranging between 5000m to 6600 for well experienced trekkers and beginner climbers. It obvious that all kind of climbing need technical skill and experience guide which Himalayan Wander Walkers provides you. Peak climbing in Nepal offers the best adventure trekking and expedition experience to all kinds of Himalayan Wander Walkers is a specialized in organizing climbing training course at base camp before the summit start.

CHECKLISTS FOR MERA PEAK ClIMBING

  • Valid passport (valid for six months from the date of your trip)
  • One other picture ID, such as driver’s license (in case of emergency and for use as a substitute of passport or in case of loss of your passport) Photocopy of passport page to carry in a wallet
  • Air tickets (Make a copy of flight tickets which may be helpful, in case of loss)
  • Visa Clearance (Make a copy of visa clearance which may be helpful, in case of emergencies)
  • MasterCard, Visa Credit, and Debit Cards are accepted in Nepal. However, traveler's cheques and some cash are highly recommended.
  • Mobile (if your cell phone is from CINGULAR USA or ATNT (USA) operators then your cell phone will work in Nepal.)

Guiding, Food, and Camping
In Nepal, all trekking supplies - camping equipment, kitchen implements, food - are all carried by pack animals like mules, Yaks, and horses. Even Porters are common in Nepal. All trekkers are accompanied by a guide, a cook, and usually at least one horseman or yak herder. With the surest footing; they lead trekking groups across the passes. The horseman and cook will usually run ahead during a trekking day. They will have prepared a packed lunch for hikers and will go on to the night’s resting place to set up camp. They set up tents, cook dinner, and ready the area for arriving trekkers. When trekkers reach the campsite they are greeted with a hot cup of tea and biscuits in the dining tent. After six hours in the mountains, no drink will ever taste sweeter. For dinner, the cook will usually prepare a buffet of dishes that are as welcome as they are delicious.

Note regarding itineraries.
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan; their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Himalayan Wander Walkers has led till now. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is successful.

Frequently Asked Question

Literary any mountain that is below 7000 meters is considered as a Peak. The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is a sole responsible for classifying certain peaks as trekking peaks. All the trekking agencies have to abide the rules and regulation conducted by NMA.

Mountain trekking boots, Woolen socks, to wear with boots , Down booties.

Insulated pants, Nylon wind breaker, Nylon wind pants, Long underwear, Woolen hat or balaclava, Gloves, Gaiters

Hardwear - (for group of eight including clients). Note that this is a general indication of the sort of equipment you might need and not a definitive list – you MUST consult with trained and experienced experts before embarking on any technical trek or climb. Crampons for each group member Harness for each group member Helmet for treks with rock fall hazard Ice axe for each group member (or trekking pole if non-technical) 2 large slings 2 medium slings Medium to large ice screw 60m static rope 8-9mm 2 screwgate karabiners for each group member 2 single prussiks for each group member Snowstake/medium to large deadman 4 spare screwgate karabiners