Mera Peak Climbing

Trip Fact

  1. Trip Code:
    PC-MPC
  2. Trip Price:
    from $1995 USD

Duration: 17 Days

Trip Grade: Strenous

Best Season: Sep-Dec/March-April

Altitude Max: 6476m

Group Size: 2-6

Transportation: Private Vehicle and Flight

Accomodation: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Guest House/Tent during the trip

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek

First Ascent: May 20, 1953 by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing

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At a glance


Mera Peak Climbing an exciting and adventurous journey to scale the highest peak permitted for climbing in Nepal takes you to the south of Everest, at the edge of Khumbu region. Mera Peak was first summited by Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tensing in 1953 and is preferred by trekkers who want to experience snow hiking and climbing. The trail passes through Sherpa settlements in the Khumbu region, where grazing yaks and cooking on fire from yak dung is common.

The trek begins after an early morning flight to Lukla (2800m) from where we walk to Chhutenga and stay overnight. In the subsequent days, the slow gain in elevation as we move through Khothey, Tagnak and Khare helps us acclimatize as well. Crossing the Mera La pass we reach the Mera Peak Base Camp and ascend further to the High Camp (5750m). Mera Peak (6654m) itself is technically an easy climb and the slopes seldom exceeds 40 degrees, however, crevasses at places demand alertness. The climb could be challenging after a fresh snowfall. The classic snow ridge that guides us to a steep slope takes a strenuous 50 metres ascent before reaching the top. The panorama formed by Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu and other peaks is magnificent and rewarding to the climb. We take the same route back to Khare and return to Lukla, the starting point of our trek.

Mera has three summits among which we climb the highest one. The trek itself is physically demanding due to high altitude gain, however Mera Peak is an easy endeavor. Gradual ascent through beautiful valleys and rural Sherpa communities aids acclimatization and makes for a pleasurable journey. Views of the 8000m peaks Everest, Cho-oyo, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga including several other peaks are outstanding from Mera La onwards.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 :Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m.)

Day 2 :Free Day in Kathmandu & trek preparation

Day 3 :Fly to Lukla (2800m.) and Trek to Chhutenga (3450m.)

Day 4 :Trek to Khark Tang (3750m.)

Day 5 :Trek to Chhetra Thu (4350m.)

Day 6 :Trek to Khothey (3600m.)

Day 7 :Trek to Thangnak (4350m.)

Day 8 :Rest day in Thangnak (4350m.)

Day 9 :Trek to Khare (4900m.)

Day 10 :Trek to Mera peak Base Camp (5350m.)

Day 11 :High Camp (5750m.)

Day 12 :Summit (6654m.) and back to Khare

Day 13 :Trek to Khothey

Day 14 :Trek from Kothe to Zatrabok which takes about six hours.

Day 15 :Trek from Zatrabok to Chutanga and it takes approximately five hours.

Day 16 :Trek from Chutanga to Lukla and it takes about four hours.

Day 17 :Fly Back to Kathmandu

Day 18 :Departure or onward for next program

Cost Include

  • Three nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis 
  • Pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport to airport.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek and climbing period
  • Full board Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek and tent will be available during the climbing period
  • All camping equipment in Base camp
  • Flight Ticket from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for member and Staff
  • 20kg baggage allowance in flight (between two person)
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit
  • Climbing permit for Mera peak
  • Necessary staff during the trekking and climbing period With Experience Guide and Porter
  • Necessary experienced Government license holder Climbing guide during climbing period as per group size
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • One tent will be available in the Base camp for 2 people on shared basis;
  • High altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above base camp.
  • Necessary fixed and dynamic ropes will be available during climbing period
  • Necessary kitchen crew will be available in base camp
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is easy at the arrival
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower
  • Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internets
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • All kind of Personal Expenses
  • Ice fall fees Garbage Deposit (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
  • Wake talkies & Filming permit.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 :Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m.)Arrival in Kathmandu. Our Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and know the detail arrangement of the Trek. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Meals: Nil
Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2 :Free Day in Kathmandu & trek preparationAfter breakfast, you will be introduced with the trek leader/guide at the hotel. This pre-trip meeting is for briefings on the trek and other necessary details. Please bring along your passport and three passport sized photos and a copy of your travel insurance policy. You can use your free time to rest or explore around for some last minute shopping.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3 :Fly to Lukla (2800m.) and Trek to Chhutenga (3450m.)We start the day with an early morning flight to Lukla via the domestic airport. It’s a scenic flight of around 35 minutes in a small airplane. After landing in the Tenzing-Hillary airport, we meet the rest of the team and get briefings on the journey further ahead. The trek to Chutanga marks the beginning of the journey. It’s a 3-4 hours walk through pine and rhododendron forests to the campsite.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House (Twin sharing)

Day 4 :Trek to Khark Tang (3750m.)The trail continues through oak and rhododendron forests that makes up for a pleasant walk. After a slight ascent to a small stream, the steep increases and continues for about two hours to reach Khark Tang.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House (Twin sharing)

Day 5 :Trek to Chhetra Thu (4350m.)As we move ahead ascending along the trail to Chhetra La, views become clearer and from the top, Cho Oyo stands beautiful along with other peaks. A straight trail continues for about half an hour which then takes a downhill for about an hour to reach Chhetra Thu where we stay overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House (Twin sharing)

Day 6 :Trek to Khothey (3600m.)The walk continues on leveled trail for about an hour to reach a viewpoint where Mera peak’s beautiful view can be observed. Then, through oak and juniper forests, we descend for about two hours, passing through Thakthor and Kote, two small settlement areas. The trail further continues along small hills to reach Khothey where we stay overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House (Twin sharing)

Day 7 :Trek to Thangnak (4350m.)Passing Kharkas or grazing fields of Gondishung, we head to the small monastery beneath an overhanging rock formation. Ahead, the valley narrows as we move close to the western peak of Mera. After walking for about five hours, we reach Thangnak where we stay for the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House (Twin sharing)

Day 8 :Rest day in Thangnak (4350m.)Acclimatization at Thangnak is essential as the gain in altitude demands some time for the body to adjust. We climb to the glacier (5000m) in the morning hours, where rear views of Mera peak are spectacular. After getting back and taking our lunch, we may as well venture to Sabai Tsho, a glacial lake.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House (Twin sharing)

Day 9 :Trek to Khare (4900m.)The trek to Khare takes about 5-6 hours from Thangnak. The trail gets steep and bends along the valley to pass along the moraine of the Dig glacier to reach Dig Kharka. Spectacular views of Charpati Himal and other peaks including the Peak 35 which has not been scaled yet can be viewed. We ascend along the last section of the trail to reach the base camp at Khare where we stay overnight in a tea house.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House (Twin sharing)

Day 10 :Trek to Mera peak Base Camp (5350m.)The walk today is a short one, which starts with a gradual ascent to the Mera glacier. It’s steep in the beginning but eases out as you move higher to reach a long flat trail leading to the Mera La (5400m). A short descent leads to the Mera base camp where we camp and rest for the day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tent (Twin sharing)

Day 11 :High Camp (5750m.)We ascent to the Mera High Camp along flat trails atop the glaciers. Views are outstanding from here. We set our tent and prepare for the next day’s ascent. Overnight stay in a tented camp.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tent (Twin sharing)

Day 12 :Summit (6654m.) and back to KhareOur journey begins early today. We wake up at 1 am and prepare for the climb. After breakfast, we start the journey which is a slow climb. At around 2 am, we head for the summit, as its best to return back before afternoon. It’s an easy climb though the final ascent requires ice axe, crampons and ropes. As we climb, magnificent sunrise views of Kanchenjunga, Everest and Makalu can be viewed. The summit is a fantastic viewpoint with Everest, Cho Oyo, Lhotse, Makalu and many other peaks ready to be photographed. We then head back through the same route all the way to Khare where we stay overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House (Twin sharing)

Day 13 :Trek to Khothey We move back the same route through Thangnak to Khothey. As we are descending, the walk is quite relaxing.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House (Twin sharing)

Day 14 :Trek from Kothe to Zatrabok which takes about six hours.The trail goes steeply up all the way to Zatrabok. On the way you pass forests and green hills.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House (Twin sharing)

Day 15 :Trek from Zatrabok to Chutanga and it takes approximately five hours.Till Zatrawala Pass the trail is ascending and then your trek begins to descend until you reach Chutanga. This route is a rocky path.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House (Twin sharing)

Day 16 :Trek from Chutanga to Lukla and it takes about four hours.You trek through forests of fir, rhododendron, oak, juniper and local vegetation. The trail you walk along moves downhill all the way to Lukla. You can enjoy the views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang peak and many other mountains and peaks.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House (Twin sharing)

Day 17 :Fly Back to KathmanduThis is the day when Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is enjoyed over once again. On reaching Kathmandu it is time to enjoy shopping and walking round the city. The evening is to celebrate for successfully completion of the trip.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

Day 18 :Departure or onward for next program A drop from the hotel to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time of flight is arranged in a private tourist vehicle. You can also extend your trip by opting for another program.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Nil

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