Mear Peak climbing
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Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary- 14 Days

Overview

  • Duration14 Days
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • Max Altitude 6,476 m / 21246ft
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • Trip TypePrivate
  • Best TimeMarch to June and September to December

Highlights

  • Witness striking aerial views of the Himalayas during your short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Trek through dense forests and fine remote villages
  • Cross Zatrwa La Pass at 4,600 meters
  • Get to see the daily lifestyle of the mountain people and experience their rich culture
  • Visit ancient stupas and monasteries along the route
  • Enjoy less crowded hiking trails and gorgeous landscapes
  • Unwind and escape in the Himalayas
  • Reach the top of Mera Peak at 6,476 meters
  • Witness jaw-dropping views of the eight-thousander mountains like Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse
  • Learn remote survival, basic climbing skills, and taste your endurance

"Embark on an adventurous journey that leads to the top of the highest trekking peak in Nepal during Mera Peak Climbing. As a beginner climber, experience climbing in the Himalayas and enjoy breathtaking panoramas." - SceniNepalTreks

Mera Peak Climbing is one of the famous peaks to climb in the Himalayas for beginner climbers. Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal that standing 6,476 meters above sea level. The non-technical climbing route, adventurous trail through remote villages to the Mera Base Camp, and rich cultural heritage of the locals make climbing Mera Peak an unforgettable venture.

Mera Peak was first climbed in 1953 by Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing. The peak has three summits- Mera North, 6,476 meters, Mera Central, 6,461 meters, and Mera South, 6,065 meters. And the exact Mera Peak location is North 27°46'27" and east 86°54'40". As per the mountain standard, Mera Peak Climbing is graded as alpine PD.

The route to the summit of Mera Peak is physically demanding and involves a walk on the dense snow-covered path. Therefore, the climbers have to be physically and mentally fit. If you love adventure and challenges, are willing to test your endurance, and open a new level of thrill in your life, then Mera Peak Climbing 2022 is the ultimate venture for you.

You will cross Zatrwa La Pass (4,600 m) during the Mera Peak Climbing 14 Days. Our Mera Peak Climbing itinerary has enough rest days at beautiful points that will acclimatize your body before the final push. Before pushing towards the summit of Mera Peak, our team leader will give you basic climbing training that will boost your confidence. You will learn to use an ascender, ice ax, fix ropes, walk on a glacial path with crampons, etc.

You will be exploring the hidden Hinku and Hongu valleys and get to see breathtaking landscapes during the Mera Peak Climbing. The villages along the trekking route offer you a close glimpse of the lifestyle of the locals and their culture. Moreover, you will visit old stupas and monasteries along the Mera Peak Climbing route too. Find the best tip to do Mera Peak climbing Successfully here

Eight-thousander mountains likeEverest (8,848.48 m), Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Makalu (8,463 m),Cho Oyu (8,188 m), and Lhotse (8,516) will enhance the journey with their mighty presence. The trail ascends through dense forests. This part of the Khumbu region is less crowded, therefore you will have ample time to unwind and enjoy the tranquility.

Climb Mera Peak with our experienced team and get to enjoy the top-notch service & attention. We have opened our booking for Mera Peak Climbing 2022 / 2023.Feel free to write to us anytime. Our representatives will get back to you with answers to every query.

Also, check out our adventurous Island Peak Climbing, Everest Base Camp Trek perfect for beginners too.

Itinerary

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We will pick you from the international airport and guide you to the hotel. The rest of the day is leisure, so take your time to know your surroundings. You will be staying in Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu. You can find many cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops, ATM luggage, gear shops, etc around the area. In the late evening, you will meet with your guide and do the final packing.

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsNone

The Mera Peak climbing begins with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the starting point of the journey. The flight will be around 35 minutes long. Upon landing at Lukla airport, we will get all the necessary permits and begin trekking towards Chhuthang. The route passes by many scattered remote villages and mani walls. You will walk through lush forests of pine and rhododendron.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,020 m / 9908ft

The trail from Chhuthang follows a steep route that ascends towards the top of Zatrwa La Pass. From the top, you can witness breathtaking views of Kongde Ri, Number Himal, Karyolang Peak, and many others. Further, the trail descends to Thuli Kharka via Chattre. You will walk by yak pastures and tea houses.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(4,600 m / 15091 ft)

From Thuli Kharka, the trail heads to Hinku Valley. You will descend and continue trekking on a rough track. After a few ups and downs, the trail goes through a verdant forest of pine, oak, and rhododendron. On the way, you will get to see fantastic views of Mer Peak and a glimpse of Mt. Everest. Further, from the bank of the Hinku river, you will ascend to reach Kothe.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,182 m / 13720 ft

The trail goes along the Hinku riverbed to Gondishung. From here, you will continue trekking and come across an ancient Buddhist monastery, Lungsumgba Gompa, which is believed to be two centuries old. Further, the trail ascends to Thagnak, where you will be spending the night.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,326 m/ 14192 ft

Leaving Thagnak behind, the trail moves to Khare, following a somewhat challenging route. You will go through a steep moraine from Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka. Walk carefully, as it is the most tricky part of the trek today. Further, a steep ascent will take you to Khare for the night's stay.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude(5,000 m / 16404 ft)

Today you have a rest day in Khare. You will be spending your day for your climb preparation. You may rent all the personal Climbing Gear here.  Overnight at Khare  

 

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5,000 m / 16404 ft

Today Morning, you will leave Khare early in the morning. The trail takes to the Mera High Camp. The terrain will be challenging than the last few days and a bit technical too. You will walk through the Mera glacier and reach the top of the glacier. 

Upon reaching the base camp, the crew will set up the camps and prepare meals. Later in the day, the climbing guide will brief you about the track that leads to the summit and teach you basic climbing techniques.

  • Accommodation Camping in Tent
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5779m / 18963ft

The trail ascends from High Camp (5,700 m). It is a steep climb through rocky and snowy paths. You will cross the Mera La and continue towards the Mera High Camp. Further, following the footstep of your guide, you will reach the top of Mera Peak. There can be a few technical sections along the summit. 

The views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, and many other mountains are jaw-dropping from this point. After spending some time at the top of Mera Peak, you will descend to Khare via Mera High Camp and Mera Base Camp.

 

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5,000 m / 16404 ft

The trail goes back to Kothe. You will be retracing the path. Trekking through Thangnak, you will continue descending. The trail passes by dense forests and remote villages before reaching Kothe.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,182 m / 13720 ft

Have a warm breakfast and get ready for the day. The trail goes through a lush forest towards the western side of the Hinku valley. From here, it takes around 5 hours of walking to reach Thuli Kharka. The views along the way are fantastic.

  • Accommodation Tea House Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is the last day of the trek. You will trek back to Lukla. The trail is rough and rocky. Likewise, you pass by small settlement areas, where you can see locals doing their daily chores. On the way, you get to see beautiful views of snow-capped mountains and pass by the forested path.

  • Accommodation Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2800m / 9186 ft

Early in the morning, you will take a short flight back to Kathmandu. The remaining day is free. You can relax and explore the vibrant streets of Thamel. Likewise, do shopping as it is your last day in Kathmandu. In the late evening, you will meet with the rest of the team members over a farewell Nepalese Cultural Dinner. 

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

The trip comes to an end. Our airport representative will assist you with check out and drop you at the airport three hours before the flight departure time. 

 

  • Accommodation None
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1,350m/4,429ft
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What’s Included

Included

  • 2 Nights Good Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast 
  • All Airport Arrival and Transfer by Private Vehicle
  • Tea-house Lodge during the Trekking
  • Experienced, Government Licensed English-speaking Guide
  • Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) with all airport taxes
  • All your 3  Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)  Climbing Buffed
  • Necessary Climbing staff and their Expenses
  • All the Necessary Trekking and Climbing Permits 
  • Sleeping bag for Your Trek
  • Good quality Tents and Kitchen utensils for camping
  • Climbing equipment (Ropes, Tents, Kitchen Tents)
  • All the Government Taxes

Excluded

  • Your personal Equipment for Climbing such as Jackets, Boot, Ice Axe, Helmate etc. ( Can be rented here)
  • Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Porter to carry Your Bags ( Optional) 
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section

Useful Info

Mera Peak Climbing difficulty

As per the mountain standard, the Mera Peak is graded as Alpine PD. It means Mera Peak Climbing is slightly difficult, and there can be a few technical sections. After landing at Lukla, you will be crossing the Zatrwa La pass (4,600 m) in the next two days. It is the shortest and most used route to Mera Peak, however, it exposes climbers to a high altitude without proper chance of acclimatization.

Therefore, we will take rest days after crossing the pass and allow our bodies to adjust to the altitude. The route to the summit of Mera Peak goes through the Mera Glacier, which consists of snow and ice slopes up to 40 degrees. The changes in the climate have also affected the Mera Glacier, so depending upon the situation, the climbers may have to belay and involve rappelling while descending. 

We will spend a night at Mera Base Camp and ascend to Mera High Camp to avoid AMS. From the high camp, it is 661 meters ascent to the summit. It will take around 4 to 5 hours as per your climbing speed. We will begin climbing around 2 AM to return before noon. The winds get strong at noon. 

The summit push is straightforward, and the final few steps include 30 meters ascent at a 50-degree snow dome. You have to use an ascender and fixed rope.

Mera Peak Climbing Boots
Recommended Boots for your Climb 

Needed Fitness Level:

To reach the summit of Mera Peak, you have to be physically and mentally fit. Even if you exercise regularly does not mean your conditioning is fit to climb Mera Peak. You have to be able to walk 5 to 6 hours a day with a day pack on. 

Likewise, you will come across many hurdles during the Mera Peak Climbing, therefore not giving-up mindset is significant to keep yourself moving. You should have great stamina and endurance. 

As per the professional climbers, you do not have to be experienced in climbing mountains to scale Mera Peak. Beginner climbers can approach Mera Peak as their introductory mountain climbing in the Himalayas. However, you have to be experienced in trekking. 

Acclimatization and Altitude Sickness

Begin a high-altitude venture, Mera Peak Climbing involves risks of acute mountain sickness (AMS). It is also known as altitude sickness. AMS is not something you should take lightly. If the symptoms get worse, altitude sickness can progress to a severe form of AMS and can become life-threatening.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • nausea and vomiting
  • dizziness
  • loss of appetite and insomnia
  • difficulty in breathing
  • headache

Our Mera Peak Climbing itinerary has adequate acclimatization days that will keep you away from the AMS. Likewise, our trained team leader will help you subside the initial symptoms if you get any. We will try our best to make sure no member of the group faces altitude sickness during Mera Peak Climbing, but we cannot guarantee it even for active trekkers.

Preventive measures of altitude sickness

  • Everybody is different and reacts to changes in elevation differently. If you feel any uneasiness during the peak climbing, inform the team leader and follow his instructions.
  • Do not rush if you see any above symptoms. Descend to a lower altitude and send some time unless the symptoms go away.
  • Eat balanced and drink a lot of fluids. Keep yourself hydrated.
  • Stay away from alcoholic drinks or smoking as it dehydrates the body.

Pre Training Before Climb 

  • You have to begin training 3 to 4 months before the beginning of the journey. Cardiovascular and flexibility training is also recommended. Go on hikes and do treks if possible to keep maintaining your stamina. You can also frequently do cycling, swimming, or running. 
  • Cardiovascular fitness is not enough for Mera Peak Climbing. As you have to ascend thousands of feet on continuous days carrying a day pack (20 lbs), you have to prioritize strength training and include climbing conditions in the routine.
  • Do not rush or cut off the training period. It may risk your life during the actual journey. Even though climbing Mera Peak is considered easy, the environmental condition you will be in is way beyond ordinary human capabilities. 
  • Try replicating the condition you will face during the Mera Peak Climbing with hiking boots, a daypack, and a long-distance walk on rugged terrain. Getting your gear early, especially your trekking boots, and getting used to it is crucial. You will not want new, uncomfortable boots on those rugged trails. Make sure to have a finger's width of space between your toes and boot.

Mera Peak Climbing Solo/Private/Group

Climbing Mera Peak Solo with us means getting accompanied by an experienced guide and porters. As you will not ascend in a group, you can take your time and walk at your pace. Climbing solo does not mean climbing independently. We never recommend it.
Similarly, you can join our fixed group departures for Mera Peak climbing or climb the peak with your own group. For group discount, please contact us anytime.

Best time to climb Mera Peak

Spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) is the best time to climb Mera Peak or any other peaks in the Himalayas. Weather plays an essential role and determining the smoothness of the journey, therefore selecting the right time to climb is crucial.
Climbing in the off-seasons- monsoon/summer and winter are off-limits. We do not recommend it to experienced trekkers either. There is always a chance of landslides and avalanches during the trip in the off-seasons.
 
March to April
Spring is the best time of the year for Mera Peak Climbing. The beautiful trail at the lower elevation gets covered with rhododendrons and other floras. The views are clear and fantastic. And the weather remains stable, perfect to push towards the summit. Likewise, the moderate climate makes the walk pleasant.
The climate begins to warm, and the temperature ranges between 18°C to -12°C. The night and morning can get quite cold, so pack decent warm clothes too. As it is peak climbing season, you can see many other climbers and trekkers on the route.
 
September to October
Autumn is the second-best time of the year if you want to climb Mera Peak. You have to face snowfall at the higher elevation, but there is nothing much to worry about. The weather remains stable, and the mild climate makes the walk pleasant. The temperature ranges between 20°C to 5°C.
 
The daytime is hot with cold nights and mornings. You will notice fresh chillness in the air. Colorful autumn leaves decorate the trail, and stunning panoramas make the venture heavenly.

Mera Peak Climbing Permit

You will need a Local Area Permit, Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit, and Mera Peak Climbing Permit to climb Mera Peak. All of these permits are available in the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu.
  • Local Area Permit cost: Nrs 2000 per person
  • Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit cost for SAARC Nationals: Nrs 1,500, per person
  • Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit cost for foreigners: Nrs 3000, per person
  • Mera Peak Climbing Permit cost spring: USD 250, per person
  • Mera Peak Climbing Permit cost autumn: USD 125, per person
  • Mera Peak Climbing Permit cost off-seasons: USD 70, per person

Accommodation

While trekking, you stay overnight in lodges. We will book you the best possible place to spend the night. The rooms come with two beds and an attached washroom. Some places may not have a private washroom. Likewise, if you need a single room, then inform us while booking. The lodges along the Mera Peak Climbing route are operated by locals.
The rooms are usually small and comfortable. You will get a soft mattress with a pillow and blanket. Do carry a warm sleeping bag with you. The blanket provided by the lodge will not be enough to pass the night. While climbing, we will set tents on the Mera Base Camp to spend the night. All of our tents are high-quality and will keep you protected.

Camping Accommodation while Climbing 

While climbing, you will stay overnight in camps. Our trained crew will set tents on the Mera High Camp to spend the night. All of our tents are high-quality and will keep you protected. 

Food during the Trek

Our Mera Peak Climbing package provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the journey. Meals are served according to the menu of the lodge. You will have many options to choose from, but the most affordable, delicious, and filling will be the authentic Nepali dish called dal bhat tarkari.
Other dishes like veggies, curries, momo, noodles, chapati, pizza, sandwich, pasta, Tibetan bread, thenduk, thukpa, etc are available too. For breakfast, you can expect oatmeal, muesli, toast, eggs, soup, porridge, tea, coffee, etc.
Similarly, drinking water is available in every village to refill. For extra safety, you can carry water purification tablets. During camping, the meals are cooked by our crew members. We will carry all essentials and food supplies to last us during the climbing period.

Mera Peak Climb Responsibly

Adventure always comes with a price, but we don't want this price to be nature's well-being. During Mera Peak Climbing 13 Days, we will apply numerous measures to make sure our presence does not harm the environment in any way. We are known for our eco-friendly trips. All of our ventures are planned carefully, incorporating sustainable measures to protect and preserve nature.
At the same time, we have protocols for our guests that they have to follow during the Mera Peak Climbing. Not throwing the trash on the trail and collecting all the waste before leaving the base camp are two of them. Similarly, we also make sure our traveler uses reusable water bottles and produces as little trash as possible. We try our best to buy all of the gear, tents, and other essentials from a sustainable Nepali brand.

Climbing Insurance

Climbing Mera Peak takes you to a very remote and isolated part of Nepal, where the basic infrastructures like a hospital, communication, transportation, etc are underdeveloped. Traveling in an area like this and at an altitude above 6,000 meters demands travel insurance regardless of your experience.
Moreover, to book Mera Peak Climbing 2022, you have to submit to us travel insurance that covers emergency air evacuation up to 6,000 meters and medical bills. You can also add flight cancellation and loss/theft of property in the travel insurance.
Make sure to double-check all the clauses in the travel insurance before confirming it. With travel insurance on hand, you can walk freely and enjoy the journey to its fullest.

Mera Peak Climbing Safety 

Our Mera Peak Climbing is guided by the best Sherpa guides who have summited the peak several times before. With you will go our professional guide who has led hundreds of climbers to the summit of Mera Peak successfully in the past. Our crew members are well-trained to handle any situation in the Himalayas. They are qualified for first aid, remote survival, technical climbing, rock climbing, etc.
Your safety is our topmost priority during the Mera Peak Climbing 13 Days. All the decisions during the venture will be made to meet your expectations and satisfaction. There will be medical personnel at the base camp to monitor your health during the climbing period. We will never put you at any risk. You can rely on us during the climbing.

Last Minute Booking for Mera Peak Climbing 

If you want to book Mera Peak Climbing at the last minute, then you have to pay 100% of the package cost. And above that, you have to meet our booking requirements and show proof of well-covered travel insurance.
After you will show all the necessary documents, one of our team representatives will send you a booking confirmation notice. You have to deposit the Mera Peak Climbing cost in the next 24 hours to confirm the booking.

Travel Tips (electricity, internet, ATM, luggage, tipping, personal expenses)

  • You can use the WiFi offered in the lodge, paying a few bucks to contact your family and friends. If you want, we can also make Nepali Sim available for you with data to use the internet while trekking. The connection may not be stable all the time because of elevation.
  • While climbing, we will contact you at least once a day through satellite phone to make sure everyone is doing fine.
  • You can charge your electronic device at the charging stations in the lodges or carry a solar charger and extra batteries. You may have to pay a few bucks to use charging stations.
  • Withdraw enough cash in Namche Bazar as there is no ATM available above this village. You will need extra cash to use services like hot showers, charging booths, WiFi, etc.
  • You can take up to 20kgs as your main luggage, which is carried by our porters. Trekkers usually carry a day pack, where they keep the essentials. If you are left with suitcases or any additional clothing, then you can store them in the hotel's lockers room free of cost for the climbing period.
  • Tips for tour guide, driver, climbing guide, and porters are not included in the package cost. It's the travelers' responsibility. If you are happy with the services provided by the crew members, you are free to tip them as much as you want. Most of the trekker's tip as a group after descending or during the farewell dinner.
  • Any additional expenses like beverages, snacks, souvenirs, tips, etc are not part of the package cost. Please carefully check our cost includes and excludes section for detailed information.

Checklist for Mera Peak Climbing including Personal Gears 

  • Climbing Gears (Crampons, Descender & Ascender (Jumar), Screw Gate/Carabiner, Ice Axe, Helmet- UIAA Test, Harness, Prusik Rope & Climbing Rope, Snow Bar, Ice Screw, Braking Belay Device, Trekking Pole, Multi LED Headlamp & Spare Batteries, Slings, Altimeter, U-Lock, Insulating Gloves, Sleeping Bags)
  • Insect Repellent
  • Duffel Bag
  • Day Pack
  • Alpine Pack (for summit day)
  • Hiking boots
  • Mountaineering boots
  • Sandals
  • Upper Body (Warm hat, scarf, mittens, synthetic gloves, short/long sleeves, hardshell jacket, softshell jacket, down jacket, expedition weight jacket)
  • Lower Body )Breathable underwear, quick-dry shorts, softshell/hardshell pants, thermal bottoms, thick socks, liner socks)
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothpaste & brush, hand soap, moisturizer, lip balm, sunscreens, deodorant, comb)
  • Miscellaneous (reusable water bottle, camera, spare batteries, journal, book, pocket knife, plastic bowl, spoon, reusable mug, repair kit, binoculars, sunglasses)
  • First Aid Kit

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