Mera Peak Climbing

18 Days

Facts of the Trip

  • Hotel / Lodge
  • Autumn / Spring
  • 6476m
  • Flight / Car
  • BLD
  • 2 - 12

Mera Peak Climbing, standing majestically at an altitude of 6,476 meters, is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. This extraordinary mountain is situated in Nepal’s Khumbu (Everest) region, offering adventurous climbers an experience rich in picturesque landscapes, diverse cultural interactions, and, most importantly, the thrill of an invigorating climb.

Mera Peak is renowned for its breathtaking panorama of the Himalayas. From its snow-capped summit, climbers can witness a spectacular view of five of the six highest peaks in the world, including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga, stretching out across the sky like a serrated line of snowy sentinels.

The journey to Mera Peak starts from Lukla, a small town serving as the Everest region’s gateway. A thrilling 35-minute flight from Kathmandu can reach Lukla, the capital city of Nepal. From Lukla, the trail winds through the culturally vibrant Sherpa villages of Chutanga, Tuli Kharka, and Kothe before reaching the Mera Base Camp.

Each step of this route unfolds diverse facets of the Himalayan ecosystem. The lower trails are adorned with lush rhododendron forests, pristine streams, and terraced fields. As you ascend higher, the greenery makes way for the stark beauty of alpine landscapes, dotted with herds of yaks and the occasional sight of rare species like the snow leopard.

While Mera Peak climbing is technically not very demanding, it is physically challenging. The adventure demands endurance and determination, with extended hours of trekking in high-altitude conditions. The final ascent on summit day is typically the most difficulty part of the climb. It involves navigating through a glacier using crampons, ropes, and ice axes, under the guidance of experienced Sherpa guides.

Despite the challenges, the climb to Mera Peak is well worth it. Imagine standing on the top of the world, with the entire Himalayan range spread out before you in a 360-degree panorama, basking in the glow of the sunrise. It is a truly awe-inspiring and humbling experience you will cherish forever.

However, it’s not just the destination but also the journey that makes Mera Peak climbing so special. It provides an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture. The local teahouses offer a warm welcome and an authentic taste of Sherpa cuisine. Interacting with the friendly locals and learning about their way of life adds depth to the climbing experience.

The best time to climb Mera Peak is during the pre-monsoon (April to June) and post-monsoon (September to November) periods. These months provide stable weather, clear views, and safe climbing conditions. Climbing in winter is possible but is more challenging due to harsher weather and snow conditions.

Proper preparation and acclimatization are crucial for a successful climb. This includes physical fitness training, gear selection, and learning about altitude sickness and its prevention.

In conclusion, Mera Peak climbing is a thrilling and rewarding experience that every adventure lover should aspire for. It offers an excellent mix of adventure, culture, and natural beauty, all set against the majestic Himalayan peaks. Whether you are an experienced climber or a passionate trekker looking to scale new heights, Mera Peak awaits you with an adventure of a lifetime.

Mera Peak Highlights 

Mera Peak Nepal, situated in the Khumbu region of Nepal, offers a range of unforgettable highlights that make the journey as exhilarating as the summit itself.

Standing at an altitude of 6,476 meters, Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal, and the view from the top is undoubtedly one of the most awe-inspiring spectacles in the Himalayas. The panoramic view encompasses five of the six highest peaks in the world, including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.

Mera Peak  Climbing unfolds a diverse array of breathtaking landscapes. Starting from Lukla, the trail weaves through lush rhododendron forests, pristine streams, and terraced fields before shifting to the stark beauty of alpine landscapes at higher altitudes.

Culture is another highlight of Mera Peak climbing. The trek takes you through Sherpa villages, immersing you in their rich traditions, cuisine, and warm hospitality.

The physical challenge of Mera Peak climbing is a notable highlight. The demanding climb tests one’s endurance and determination, making the moment of standing atop Mera Peak a gratifying accomplishment.

Overall, the Mera Peak expedition offers a remarkable blend of physical adventure, stunning natural beauty, and cultural immersion, creating a unique mountaineering experience.

Cost of Mera Peak Expedition 

The cost of a Mera Peak climbing expedition varies based on the quality of the services, the length of the trip, and the size of the group. As of my last training cut-off in September 2021, a professionally organized climb generally costs between $2,o00 and $3,000 per person. However, please note that these prices might have changed, and it’s always best to check with the tour operators for the most accurate, up-to-date information.

The total cost typically includes permits and fees, accommodation in Kathmandu, transportation to and from Lukla, full board service during the trek, guides, and porters. More specifically, the Mera Peak climbing permit fee is around $250 during peak season and $125 in the off-peak season.

However, personal expenses like equipment rental or purchase, travel insurance, visa fees, international flights, and personal items are usually not included. Also, tips for guides and porters, customary in Nepal, should be budgeted separately.

In addition to the financial cost, climbers must consider the time investment. A full expedition often requires about three weeks, including acclimatization days, weather contingency days, and travel to and from Nepal.

Lastly, while cost is an important factor, it’s equally crucial to consider the quality and safety standards of the services provided. A well-organized, safe expedition is worth the investment for an unforgettable and successful Mera Peak climbing experience.

Mera peak climbing route

The Mera Peak climbing expedition usually begins from Lukla, a small town accessible by a flight from Kathmandu. From Lukla, the trail initially passes through the dense forests and traditional villages of the lower Hinku Valley, including Chutanga and Tuli Kharka.

Next, the route heads to Kothe, at an altitude of 3,600 meters, providing climbers with their first glimpse of the alpine terrain. From Kothe, the trail proceeds to Thaknak (4,350 meters) and then to Khare, (5,045 meters), the Mera Base Camp.

The Mera Base Camp is where climbers acclimatize and prepare for the summit push. The route from Khare leads to the mera peak high camp altitude, located at 5,800 meters. This part of the climb involves crossing the Mera Glacier.

The final push from High Camp to the Mera Peak summit is the most challenging part of the climb. This route traverses through crevasses and requires the use of technical climbing gear. Upon reaching the summit, climbers are rewarded with magnificent views of the world’s highest mountains. After enjoying the panoramic views, the descent follows the same route back to Lukla.

Best Time to Climb Mera Peak

The best time to climb Mera Peak is during the pre-monsoon (April to May) and post-monsoon (October to November) periods. During these months, the weather tends to be more stable, with clearer skies and less precipitation, providing optimum conditions for climbing. The visibility during these periods is excellent, offering climbers stunning views of the Himalayan range. During the pre-monsoon season, climbers also witness the colorful bloom of rhododendrons and other alpine flowers. Climbing outside these windows is possible, but the risk of unstable weather and challenging conditions increases, making it more suitable for experienced climbers.

How hard is it to climb Mera Peak?

Climbing Mera Peak is considered moderately complex. It’s not as technically demanding as other Himalayan peaks, but it does require physical fitness, endurance, and the ability to acclimate to high altitudes. At 6,476 meters, altitude sickness is a significant concern, making acclimatization days essential. The final ascent involves navigating through glaciers using crampons and ropes, presenting unique challenges. It’s worth noting that no prior mountaineering experience is required, but basic training on using climbing equipment is provided during the trek. With proper preparation, fitness, and a good guide, even non-experts can successfully climb Mera Peak Climbing. 

Mera Peak Itinerary:

Mera peak climbing 18 days.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, After our company guide briefing about the Mera peak climbing 18 days Program 

Day 2: Preparation and sightseeing day in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Chutanga.

Day 4-5: Trek to Tuli Kharka via Zatrwa La Pass, with acclimatization.

Day 6: Trek to Kothe.

Day 7: Trek to Thaknak.

Day 8: Trek to Khare (Mera Base Camp).

Day 9: Acclimatization and pre-climbing training at Khare.

Day 10: Trek to Mera High Camp.

Day 11: Summit Day: Climb Mera Peak and return to Khare.

Day 12: Buffer day for possible weather issues.

Day 13: Trek back to Kothe.

Day 14: Trek to Tuli Kharka.

Day 15: Trek to Lukla via Zatrwa La Pass.

Day 16: Flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 17: Rest and explore a day in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu.

Mera Peak, standing at 6,476 meters, is the highest trekking peak in Nepal, located in the Everest region. Climbing Mera Peak presents a rewarding challenge, combining a physically demanding trek with the chance to experience spectacular Himalayan scenery and rich Sherpa culture. The expedition usually begins from Lukla, passes through picturesque Sherpa villages, and culminates with a stunning panoramic view from the summit that includes five of the six highest peaks in the world. The best climbing seasons are pre-monsoon (April-May) and post-monsoon (October-November). Though not technically difficult, the climb requires endurance, acclimatization, and proper preparation for success.


On arrival, you will land at Kathmandu airport, where our friendly team will greet you and take you to your hotel. Depending on what time you arrive, you are free to take a rest, or if you are itching to start exploring, you can spend the rest of the day soaking up the atmosphere of the Capital. You will then have dinner and an overnight stay in a highly recommended hotel in the city centre.

After a welcoming breakfast, today you can see some of Kathmandu’s most famous UNESCO-listed World heritage sights, including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath. Once you return, you will meet your guide and begin preparation for your trek.

Today we wave goodbye to the city as we catch our early morning flight to Lukla. Famed for being one of the most thrilling and beautiful flights in the World, we will cruise over the Himalayan peaks before landing. We will then finally begin our trek by making our way to Chutanga. We will pass through several villages and farmlands, enjoying views of hills and valleys. On arrival, we will set up our tent for an overnight stay.

Today we will trek toward Thuli Kharka. We will begin by ascending over the Kalo Himal Ridge, which divides the Khumbu area from Hinku Valley and Makalu region. We will then continue our ascent along the steep trail that leads to the boulder slope that will take us across the Zatrwa La Pass.

Upon reaching the top, we can enjoy stunning views of the Dudh Koshi Valley and its surrounding peaks, including Karyolung (8201m) and Lumding Himal. We will then descend to Khartitang before reaching Thuli Kharka, where we can rest for the night.

Today we will continue our journey with a 4-5 hour trek to Kote. We walk through a dense mixed forest filled with rhododendron, oak, and pine trees. Today is a beautiful hike as, after leaving the forest, we will descend to the Hinku river – a descent accompanied by stunning views of Mera Peak in the background. We then have one final uphill climb before reaching Kote for the evening.

We have another 4-5 hour trek today that will start by following the Hinku River until we reach Gondishung. After a short break, we will continue to the ancient Lungsumgba Gompa – built 200 years ago- a sight to behold and an excellent spiritual stop on our journey. We also come across a fantastic piece of rock carved with the map of Mera Peak before finally arriving at Thangnak.

Today we will take a day off from trekking for a well-deserved rest. This is also an opportunity to acclimatize to the new altitude, which is essential as we gain height. We will use our time to explore the nearby Thangnak village and visit the beautiful Sabal Tsho Lake. We will also take a short and pleasant hike to the cairn on the flank of Kusum Kanguru.

We get back on the trail today and start trekking over lateral moraine as we move towards the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. We continue on our 4-5 journey by ascending to Khare – a tough hike that is well rewarded with a spectacular view of the Northern face of Mera Peak (6476m). Here we can set up our tent for an overnight stay.

Leaving Mera Base Camp, we begin our day by climbing towards Mera La Pass at 5400m. This 4 – 5 trek is another technical climb as we must navigate a rocky and often snow-covered trail before reaching the Mera Peak High Camp. Upon reaching the high camp, we will set up for our overnight stay and make the necessary health and climbing equipment checkups before attempting the summit tomorrow. Once checked, we can relax and enjoy the fantastic views of the peaks surrounding us.

Leaving Mera Base Camp, we begin our day by climbing towards Mera La Pass at 5400m. This 4 – 5 trek is another technical climb as we must navigate a rocky and often snow-covered trail before reaching the Mera Peak High Camp. Upon reaching the high camp, we will set up for our overnight stay and make the necessary health and climbing equipment checkups before attempting the summit tomorrow. Once checked, we can relax and enjoy the fantastic views of the peaks surrounding us.

Today is the day! Following the guidance of our expert climbing leader, we begin our climb early in the morning to make sure we can reach the summit before noon. Climbing up the glacier and onto a ridge, with the help of our specialist gear, we make our way toward Mera Summit. Upon reaching the top, we are rewarded with extraordinary views of Everest (8848 m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8481m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7861m), and Chamlang (7319m). After taking some time to soak it all in, we head back to Khare along the same route and end our 6-7 hour journey.

Another long day – 5 to 6 hours – as we continue towards Kote. Our journey will take us past the village of Thangnak, where we will get an insight into the local culture before entering a dense forest filled with rhododendron, oak, pine, and birch—just a short trek after this before arriving at Kote for the evening.

Today is a long trek – 6 to 7 hours – but beautiful. We start our day by ascending straight through a dense rhododendron forest leading us to the western part of Hinku Valley, towards Thuli Kharka. Upon arriving at Thuli Kharka, we will have the chance to rest and enjoy amazing views of Mera North (6476m), Mera Central (6461m), and Mera South (6065m) before setting up camp for the night.

Today is our final day of trekking! Get ready for another 6 – 7 hour trek as we leave behind Thuli Kharka and walk towards Lukla. We will start the day by crossing back over Zartwa La pass and descending towards Lukla. Today’s trek allows you to enjoy stunning views of mountain peaks and beautiful landscapes.

The weather in the high Himalayas region is very unpredictable – and conditions vary greatly depending on the time of year you decide to join us. So we have an extra day today in case the weather conditions have delayed our journey or are not good enough to fly. During this time, you can explore the famed region of Lukla and reflect on your achievements during your time here in the Himalayas.

Today we wave goodbye to the mountains and board out 40 min scenic flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla – enjoying the spectacular views as we go. From here, we will take you back to your hotel, where you can rest or use the day to explore the city.

Today there is no plan – but to have fun and explore! With endless shops to stock up with treats for home and sights yet to be discovered, there are many things to do before leaving the Capital behind tomorrow.

It’s time to fly home! Say goodbye to Nepal and your fellow trekkers! A member of our friendly team will take you to the airport.


Cost Includes

  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car
  • At least two nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu Bed and Breakfast plan
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the whole trekking
  • Local bus / Jeep up to your request
  • Trekking map
  • An experienced government license holder guide
  • Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking
  • Insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • All government taxes and tourist service charges

Cost Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking
  • Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
  • Drinks (hot, cold, and alcoholic)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc
  • Personal trekking equipment


What is the best time to climb Mera Peak?

The best time to climb Mera Peak is during the autumn season, from September to November, when the weather is clear and dry. The monsoon season from June to August is not suitable for climbing due to heavy rainfall and poor visibility.

How difficult is the climb?

Mera Peak is considered to be a moderate to challenging climb, with some steep and rocky sections requiring a good level of physical fitness and technical climbing skills. It is recommended for experienced trekkers and climbers who have already acclimatized to high altitude.

How long does it take to complete the climb?

The climb to the summit of Mera Peak takes around five to six days, depending on the route and pace of the group. The climb is followed by a trek back to the starting point, which takes around four to five days.

Do I need to have previous climbing experience to climb Mera Peak?

Although previous climbing experience is not a requirement to climb Mera Peak, it is recommended to have some experience in high altitude trekking and basic mountaineering skills. It is also important to be in good physical shape and have a good level of endurance.

Is it necessary to hire a guide or porter for the climb?

It is highly recommended to hire a local guide for the climb, as they are knowledgeable about the route and can provide assistance in case of any emergencies. Porters can also be hired to carry your personal gear, which can make the climb more comfortable and enjoyable.

Is it possible to acclimatize before the climb?

It is recommended to spend a few days acclimatizing to the high altitude before attempting the climb. This can be done by trekking to lower altitudes and gradually increasing the elevation. Proper acclimatization helps to reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

Traveller Useful Information

Best Seasons for Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak climbing can be done in all seasons, but the best time to climb is during the dry seasons of spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these seasons, the weather is generally clear and dry, making for more pleasant and safe climbing conditions. However, it is important to note that the weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, and it is always important to be prepared for any possible changes.

The summer season (June to August) can also be a good time to climb Mera Peak, as the weather tends to be warmer and more stable. However, there is a higher chance of thunderstorms and precipitation during this time, which can make the climbing more challenging.

The winter season (December to February) can also be a good time to climb Mera Peak, as the weather tends to be colder and drier. However, it is important to note that the temperatures at high altitudes can be extreme, and proper gear and preparation are essential.

Foods during Mera Peak Climbing

During a Mera Peak climbing expedition, you can expect to eat a variety of local foods, such as:

Dal bhat: This is a traditional Nepali dish consisting of rice and lentil soup (dal) served with vegetables and meat.
Momo: These are steamed dumplings filled with vegetables or meat. They are a popular snack in Nepal.
Thukpa: This is a Tibetan noodle soup with vegetables and meat.
Sel roti: This is a type of fried bread made from rice flour. It is often served as a snack.
Yak cheese: Yak cheese is a local specialty in the Himalayas. It is made from the milk of yaks and is often used in cooking.
Tea: Tea is a staple in Nepal, and you can expect to drink it frequently during your climbing expedition. It is typically served with milk and sugar.

It is also common to eat a variety of dried meats, such as jerky, during a climbing expedition. These can provide a convenient source of protein and can be easily stored and carried on the mountain.

Accommodations to expect during Mera Peak Climbing

During a Mera Peak climbing expedition, you can expect to stay in a variety of accommodation types. These can include:

Tea houses: These are basic lodges that are found along the trekking route, usually located in villages. They usually have a dining area, as well as basic rooms with twin beds, blankets, and a shared bathroom.

Tented camps: On the higher sections of the trek, tea houses may not be available, so you will need to stay in tented camps. These are typically set up by the expedition team and include small tents for sleeping, as well as a dining tent and toilet tent.

Base camp: During the actual summit attempt, you will likely stay in a base camp, which is a large tented camp set up at the foot of the mountain. Here, you will have a place to sleep, eat, and relax before and after your summit attempt.

Overall, the accommodation during a Mera Peak climbing expedition is fairly basic, but it is comfortable enough to provide a good night’s sleep and a warm place to rest after a long day of trekking.

Permits required for Mera Peak Climbing

There are several permits required for climbing Mera Peak in Nepal:

Nepal Trekking Permit: This permit is required for all trekkers entering the restricted areas of Nepal, including the Solu-Khumbu region where Mera Peak is located. The permit is obtained from the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu or online through the Nepal Tourism Board website.

Sagarmatha National Park Permit: Mera Peak is located within the Sagarmatha National Park, so all climbers will need to obtain a park permit. This permit can be obtained from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation in Kathmandu or online through the Nepal Tourism Board website.

Mera Peak Climbing Permit: In addition to the Nepal Trekking Permit and Sagarmatha National Park Permit, climbers must also obtain a separate climbing permit for Mera Peak. This permit can be obtained from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) in Kathmandu or through a licensed trekking or climbing company.

TIMS Card: All trekkers in Nepal are required to have a Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card, which is obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board or a licensed trekking or climbing company.

Guides and Porters for Mera Peak Climbing

Hiring a guide and porter for a Mera Peak climbing expedition is highly recommended, as they have the necessary knowledge and experience to ensure a safe and successful climb.

Guides are trained professionals who lead the group and provide information about the route, weather, and other important aspects of the climb. They are also responsible for ensuring the safety of the group, and can provide first aid and other assistance as needed.

Porters are responsible for carrying the group’s gear and supplies, and can provide support in setting up camps and preparing meals. They play a crucial role in the success of the climb, and should be treated with respect and appreciation.

It is important to hire reputable and experienced guides and porters, as they can greatly impact the overall experience of the climb.

Costs and Expenses

The costs and expenses for Mera Peak climbing vary depending on the route taken, the duration of the climb, and the level of comfort desired. Some of the potential costs and expenses that may be incurred include:

Permits: To climb Mera Peak, you will need to obtain a climbing permit from the Nepalese Government. The cost of this permit is around $250 per person.

Guides and Porter Fees: You will also need to hire local guides and porters to assist you with the climb. The cost of these fees will depend on the number of people in your group and the duration of the climb.

Equipment: You will need to purchase or rent certain equipment for the climb, such as a climbing harness, carabiners, and crampons. The cost of these items will depend on the quality and brand you choose.

Flights and Transportation: To get to the starting point of the climb, you will need to fly to Kathmandu and then take a local flight or jeep ride to the starting point in Lukla. The cost of these flights and transportation will depend on the route you take and the time of year you are traveling.

Accommodation: You will need to pay for accommodation during the climb, either in tents or in local lodges. The cost of accommodation will depend on the level of comfort desired and the duration of the climb.

Food and Drink: You will need to pay for food and drink during the climb, either by purchasing supplies in local villages or by hiring a cook to prepare meals for you. The cost of food and drink will depend on the quality and quantity desired.

Insurance: It is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance to cover any potential medical or emergency expenses that may arise during the climb. The cost of insurance will depend on the coverage desired and the duration of the trip.

Gears and Equipments for Mera Peak Climbing

Climbing boots: It is important to invest in a good pair of climbing boots that provide good support and protection to your feet.

Crampons: These are metal spikes that are attached to the bottom of your climbing boots to provide traction on icy and slippery surfaces.

Ice axe: This is a crucial tool for ascending and descending steep slopes and glaciers. It is used to anchor yourself in place while climbing or to self-arrest if you slip.

Harness: A climbing harness is essential for attaching yourself to the climbing rope and securing yourself to the mountain.

Carabiners: These metal loops are used to connect your harness to the climbing rope and to secure yourself to the mountain.

Slings: These are long loops of webbing that are used to create anchors and to extend the length of your climbing rope.

Rope: It is essential to have a good quality climbing rope for securing yourself to the mountain and belaying your climbing partners.

Climbing helmet: A helmet is important to protect your head from falling debris and accidents while climbing.

Warm clothing: It is important to pack warm and insulated clothing, such as a down jacket, thermal layers, and gloves, as the temperature can drop significantly at high altitudes.

Water and food: It is important to bring plenty of water and high-energy snacks to sustain yourself during the climb.

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