Mera Peak Climbing

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous Plus
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Khumbu
  • Trip Style: Climbing
  • Age Group: 15+
  • Trip Type: Private and Group
  • Trip Method: Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant Confirmation
  • Max. Altitude: 6,461m/21,199ft
  • Best Season: March - May, September - November
  • Foot Print:Carbon Neutralleaf

Mera Peak climbing takes you to the summit of the highest trekking peak in the Everest region, at 6,476 m. Requiring little technical climbing on the usual route, you will savor the views of Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Everest from the summit.

Mera Peak Climbing Highlights

  • Experience the soul-stirring view from the Mera Peak Summit as you celebrate your epic feat.
  • Trek through less frequented trails in the Makalu region and Hinku Valley, and hike on rugged terrain to Mera La, which overlooks all three summits of Mera Peak: Mera North, central, and South.
  • Pass through Sherpa villages and lush forests with bamboo trees and rhododendrons.
  • Deeper cultural and spiritual exploration by hiking to the Monastery and puja experience.

Firstly climbed by Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing in 1953, Mera Peak has attracted thousands of novice and experienced climbers ever since. Imagine standing where Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing once did.

The trek to base camp is equally challenging (if not more) and rewarding as the summit phase. Embark on a trekking and climbing journey to Mera Peak if you want to detour away from the classic EBC trekking trail and explore more regions of the Khumbu region.

Our 18-day Mera Peak climbing trip begins by prepping for the trip ahead. We take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek through Paiya, Panggom, Ningsow, Chhatra Khola, Kothe, Thaknak, and Khare. You will then embark on your epic journey to Mera Peak High Camp and eventually to the summit in one final push.

We like to keep every climbing team small and the trip personalized. Sublime Trails takes no more than 8 members in a team. Our ideal team of climbers is experienced with high-altitude trekking or moderate-difficulty climbing beforehand. Nonetheless, with our qualified crew of mountaineering guides, Mera Peak can be your first Himalayan climb.

Mera Peak Summit Day Route Map

Mera Peak Climbing Cost

The cost of climbing Mera Peak with Sublime Trails is USD 2,150 for an 18-day itinerary. This includes the cost of meals, accommodation, land and air transportation during the trip, compensation for a qualified Sherpa guide, porters, permit fees, etc.

Mera Peak Climbing Cost for a group of 6 to 10: USD 2,150 per climber
Mera Peak Climbing Cost for a group of 3 to 5: USD 2,350 per climber
Mera Peak Climbing Cost for a group of 1 to 2: USD 2,800 per climber

Meanwhile, the tentative cost of gear and equipment will be USD 500, subject to whether you'll buy or rent the items.

Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary

  • Day 1:Land In KathmanduAltitude: 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
  • Day 2:Brief Trip Orientation in KathmanduAltitude: 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
  • Day 3:Flight to Lukla and Hike to Paiya (Chutok)Altitude: 2,730 m (8,957 ft), Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Day 4:Paiya to PanggomAltitude: 2,800 m (9,186 ft), Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Day 5:Panggom to NingsowAltitude: 2,860 m (9,383 ft), Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Day 6:Ningsow to Chhatra KholaAltitude: 3,122 m (10,243 ft), Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Day 7:Chhatra Khola to KotheAltitude: 3,580 m (11,745 ft), Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Day 8:Kothe to ThaknakAltitude: 4,358 m (1,4297 ft), Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Day 9:Thaknak to KhareAltitude: 4,950 m (16,240 ft), Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Day 10:Acclimatization Day and Pre-Training SessionAltitude: 4,950 m (16,240 ft)
  • Day 11:Khare to Mera High CampAltitude: 5,900 m (19,357 ft), Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Day 12:Mera High Camp to Summit and Revert to KhareAltitude: 6,461 m (2,1197 ft), Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Day 13:Reserve Day for Contingency
  • Day 14:Khare to KotheAltitude: 3,580 m (11,745 ft), Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Day 15:Kothe to Thuli KharkaAltitude: 4,300 m(14,104 ft), Duration: 6 hours
  • Day 16:Thuli Kharka to LuklaAltitude: 2,860 m (9,383 ft), Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Day 17:Flight to KathmanduAltitude: 1,400 m (4,600 ft)
  • Day 18:Final Day

Day 1:Land In Kathmandu

  • Max Altitude1,400 m (4,600 ft)
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel

This day marks the beginning of your Mera Peak Climb adventure.

Upon arrival in Nepal, you will have to complete the arrival procedures at the Tribhuwan Airport. Our representative will receive you at the airport and drop you off at your hotel.

You can rest and combat jet lag or stroll around the bustling streets of Kathmandu and familiarise yourself.

Day 2:Brief Trip Orientation in Kathmandu

  • Max Altitude1,400 m (4,600 ft)
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel

Today, you’ll be having an elaborate meeting with the Sublime Trails team including the guide where we’ll be discussing the trip, your trekking equipment will be checked.

The best part is you’ll have this day to yourself for shopping and preparing for the incredible Mera Peak Climb journey.

Day 3:Flight to Lukla and Hike to Paiya (Chutok)

  • Max Altitude2,730 m (8,957 ft)
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

You’ll have an early morning flight from Kathmandu (or Ramechap) to Lukla which is about 30 to 45 minutes. The beauty of the flight lies in the breathtaking view.

From every window, there’s a stunning sight to behold. The Himalayas stand tall and magnificent on the left while the right side offers a view of high hills and distant villages. This flight is honestly one of the most spectacular flights you will ever go on.

After the flight, your trek to Paiya (Chutok) begins. You’ll walk through a serene jungle, the Handi Khola River, and traditional villages with stunning views of several mountain peaks including Khatang, Tang Ragi Tu, and others.

Day 4:Paiya to Panggom

  • Max Altitude2,800 m (9,186 ft)
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today’s trail follows with a bit of challenge as the paths are quite slippery. But you’re in safe hands as you’ve got a qualified Sublime Trails guide who's all about safety and fun.

The Paiya to Panggom trail offers cultural and spiritual exploration in addition to scenic landscapes.

You’ll be hiking to the Monastery, getting a puja experience, and passing through dense bamboo and rhododendron forests while getting to admire the glorious Dudh Koshi Valley.

Day 5:Panggom to Ningsow

  • Max Altitude2,860 m (9,383 ft)
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Our 5th day of the Mera Peak Climbing journey leads us to one of the most breathtaking places that is Ningsow. To reach this heavenly place we have to cross Panggom La Pass, Peseng Kharka Khola, and head towards Peseng Kharka Danda.

Before reaching the final destination of the day we have to go across Ningsow Khola. Then, we will finally arrive at the welcoming village in Ningsow.

Day 6:Ningsow to Chhatra Khola

  • Max Altitude3,122 m (10,243 ft)
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The trek from Ningsow to Chhatra Khola will be quite an adventure. With a mix of uphill and downhill hiking, you’ll reach the stunning Ramailo Danda from where you’ll be witnessing truly incredible views of Mera Peak and Salpa.

That’s not it! As we trek further, you’ll be visiting Makalu Barun National Park, and who knows, you might even be lucky enough to spot the Red Panda along the way!

Day 7:Chhatra Khola to Kothe

  • Max Altitude3,580 m (11,745 ft)
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

We start this day's adventure on a trail that offers a perfect view of Mera Peak to the north, surrounded by towering peaks, feeling the crisp mountain air on our faces. We'll be walking alongside the Majang Khola.

As we trek, we'll encounter another trail merging from Hinku Khola with our surroundings filled with colorful rhododendrons, pine forests, and other flora and fauna.

At the same time, we'll be meeting the locals, tasting delicious teas, and soaking in the warmth of Nepalese hospitality.

Then, we will cross Sanu Khola and reach Kothe.

Day 8:Kothe to Thaknak

  • Max Altitude4,358 m (1,4297 ft)
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

We begin this day by heading to the Upper Hinku Valley surrounded by iconic Himalayan peaks such as Charpati Himal, Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, and of course Mera Peak.

It is not just about these majestic mountains, you’ll see various wildlife species such as Himalayan thars, yaks, musk deers, and many more.

Along the way, we’ll also be visiting the 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa (Buddhist shrine). Here, the local crew prays for the team’s well-being and successful ascent.

We continue trekking further along the stunning ridge of HInku Khola and reach Gondishung.

And just like that, we’ll reach the destination for the day, Thaknak.

Day 9:Thaknak to Khare

  • Max Altitude4,950 m (16,240 ft)
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today we depart from Thaknak and proceed to Khare (Mera Peak Base Camp). It is a short but quite challenging hike as we’re reaching a higher altitude.

Along the trail, we enjoy the spectacular views of Kyeshar Glacier and Charpate Himal. Then, we climb up the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers.

After a while, we reach Khare and witness the amazing north face of Mera Peak.

Day 10:Acclimatization Day and Pre-Training Session

  • Max Altitude4,950 m (16,240 ft)
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Climbing Mera Peak can be a daunting task, which is why our guides are here to help you every step of the way.

Today we will be having a pre-climbing training session to help with the acclimatization. This will boost your confidence and climbing skills.

You’ll be trained on peak climbing techniques and proper use of climbing gear. You’ll also learn how to use equipment such as an ice axe, climbing boots, crampons, harnesses, ascenders, and ropes.

Our guides will also perform last-minute gear checks to make sure you have everything you need to reach the summit.

Day 11:Khare to Mera High Camp

  • Max Altitude5,900 m (19,357 ft)
  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Our day 11 involves leaving Khare and reaching the Mera High Camp. We will be surrounded by the striking views of Mera Peak’s three summits- Mera South, North, and Central.

The goal is to reach the Mera Central and for that, we have to ascend the Mera Glacier. The view after successfully reaching the Mera High Camp is unbelievable!

You’ll be spotting five of the eight-thousanders i.e. Mount Everest, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.

Day 12:Mera High Camp to Summit and Revert to Khare

  • Max Altitude6,461 m (2,1197 ft)
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Rise and shine early for a day that’s about to be a lifetime experience. Today we reach the final destination, the summit of soaring Mera Peak.

We begin the adventure early so that we can have ample time to return to High Camp and Khare. We will be walking on glaciers and snow slopes following safety protocols during the ascent.

Upon arriving at the summit, we will be standing at one of the highest peaks of Nepal enjoying the crisp air, pristine snow, and the views that are straight out of a dream.

Day 13:Reserve Day for Contingency

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Sublime Trails is always one step ahead regarding guest safety. The weather in the mountains can be unpredictable and can affect our ability to reach Mera Peak.

In case of any emergencies or unforeseen circumstances on Day 12, our Day 13 contingency plan will come in handy.

We hope for the best, of course, but it's always best to have a contingency plan in place.

Day 14:Khare to Kothe

  • Max Altitude3,580 m (11,745 ft)
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today we’ll be heading downhill and walking through the lush sub-tropical forest, filled with rhododendron, oak, pine, and birch trees.

As we walk further, we will be surrounded by thrilling mountain views. Then we will be crossing through the beautiful Thagnak village to reach the destination for the day, Kothe.

Day 15:Kothe to Thuli Kharka

  • Max Altitude4,300 m(14,104 ft)
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

From Kothe, we head towards Thuli Kharka climbing uphill mostly. We will be walking through serene trials on the west side of Hinku Valley and reach the beautiful Thuli Kharka.

Day 16:Thuli Kharka to Lukla

  • Max Altitude2,860 m (9,383 ft)
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On this day, we will be back to the place where we began our trek, Lukla. We will walk for about two hours from Thuli Kharka to reach the breathtaking Zatra La pass. This place offers a stunning view of Lukla Valley.

From there, we have to head downhill to Chutanga. This could be a tiring descent, but the views will make it all worth it.

From here, we will have a relatively easy walk that will lead us to the lovely Lukla village.

Day 17:Flight to Kathmandu

  • Max Altitude1,400 m (4,600 ft)
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

We’ll be flying to Kathmandu from Lukla Airport with so many memories to cherish for life.

We take a moment to savor the entire journey on this flight while enjoying the stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range.

Lukla’s weather is uncertain and flights are highly dependent on weather conditions. This might cause some delays or even cancellations of your flight on day 17. So, we advise you to be flexible with your post-trek plans just in case.

Day 18:Final Day

  • MealsBreakfast

This day marks the end of our Mera Peak adventure. It’s time to say goodbye and wish you the best.

However, if you plan on staying in Nepal for a little longer, we’re here to help you out in any way possible.

Sublime Trails wishes you a safe journey ahead and hopes that all your adventures are as amazing as this one!

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Cost Details

Included

  • Airport shuttle to and from the hotel
  • All ground and domestic air transfers for the trip
  • 3-Star Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Teahouse and tented accommodation
  • Meals in Kathmandu as specified on the itinerary
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner for the entire trip duration in the Khumbu region
  • Climbing permits, trekking permits, National park permits
  • Certified and qualified English-speaking trekking/ climbing guide (with a supporting crew of assistants and porters)
  • Compensation, meals, accommodation, and insurance for the guide and supporting crew
  • Comprehensive first aid kit, communication equipment, and medical evacuation coordination
  • Duffel Bag, Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Tent, Ropes and Harness
  • 24-hour administrative and online support to monitor the trip conditions, prepare for emergencies, and contact insurance companies

Excluded

  • Visa Fee
  • International Airfare
  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft, or damage to baggage (We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any reason
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Tipping for the Sublime Trails crew
  • Personal clothing and all other climbing gear not mentioned in the includes section

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Trip Essential Information

Mera Peak Climb Difficulty

Mera Peak is one of the highest trekking peaks of Nepal with a towering height of 6,476 m.

As per the reports, it is graded as a slightly difficult climb and most parts of the route are non-technical and straightforward.

Additionally, on the first ascent of Mera Peak, Colonel Jimmy Roberts had mentioned the climb to be “not difficult.” In his own words,” rather over 21,000 feet and not difficult.”

Although it is an easy climb, the high altitude makes it a little harder. For that, one must come with proper preparation and go slow following an acclimatization schedule.

Best Time/Season To Climb Mera Peak

Spring and autumn are the best seasons to climb Mera Peak, with the ideal months being March, October, and November.

The trekking trails are beautiful in spring with a variety of flowers such as Rhododendrons, Magnolia, and other wildflowers blooming along the way.

Similarly, autumn remains a little humid with mostly warm and sunny days. The skies are clearer, and the mountains look incredibly beautiful. Everything looks extra stunning in these seasons. And most importantly, it provides excellent climbing conditions.

Temperatures at Mera Peak in Spring and Autumn

The temperatures in the Mera Peak Climb are one of the extremes. In March the maximum temperature is -1°C and the minimum temperature is -15°C.

Likewise, in October, the maximum temperature is 8°C and the minimum temperature is -6°C. As for November, the maximum temperature is 1°C and the minimum temperature is -11°C.

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FAQs

  • It takes 12 days to climb Mera Peak as per our guided itinerary. As for the climb to the summit of Mera Peak, it takes 8-9 hours of hike from the high camp.

  • Yes, a beginner can climb Mera Peak but one must have prior experience of trekking. Any climber with basic mountaineering training and proper preparation can easily summit the mountain.

    Not to mention, Mera Peak Climb is graded as a slightly difficult climb and there are not too strenuous segments in this expedition. So it is ideal for novice as well as experienced climbers.

Mera Peak Climbing Reviews

5.0based on 5 reviews
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    Emily ChenJanuary 03, 2024
    TripAdvisor

    Best Climbing Operator

    Our group of friends had the time of our lives climbing Mera Peak! The guides were knowledgeable, the views breathtaking, and the experience unforgettable. Thank you, Sublime Trails!

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    Ethan RodriguezNovember 14, 2023
    TripAdvisor

    Thrilling Climb, Exactly What We Asked For

    My group of four embarked on this climb to Mera, and let me tell you, it exceeded every expectation we had!

    From the moment we contacted the guys at Sublime Trails, the professionalism and expertise of their team shone through. They provided us with detailed itineraries, answered all our questions promptly, and ensured we were well-prepared for the expedition ahead.

    The trek to Mera Peak Base Camp was nothing short of spectacular. We traversed through lush forests, crossed thrilling suspension bridges, and caught glimpses of towering Himalayan peaks. Upon reaching Base Camp, the real adventure began. Our guide, a seasoned mountaineer himself, led us with confidence and skill. Summit day was undoubtedly the highlight of our expedition. The exhilaration of reaching the summit is something we'll cherish forever.

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