14 Days Mera Peak Climbing (Expedition)

Trip Fact

  1. Trip Code:
    MPC
  2. Trip Price:
    from $1695 USD

Duration: 14 Days

Trip Grade: Challenginng

Maximum Height : 6476m

Best Season: Sep-Dec/March-April

Group Size: 1 to 10

First Ascent: May 20, 1953

Trip Highlight

  • Summit Mera Peak, one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal
  • Enjoy great views of the peaks in the Himalayas
  • Hike through the scenic Hinku Valley
  • Pass through typical Sherpa villages and see the unique culture
  • Enjoy stunning views of major mountains such as Everest, Lhotse and Kanchenjunga
  • Watch for the high altitude Yak on the way to Mera Peak
  • Look out for wild animals like the red panda, musk deer, bear and snow leopard

At a glance

Climbing Mera Peak
Mera Peak Climbing takes us to the summit of Mera Peak (6,476m) which is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. We ascend Mera Peak preferably during the spring and autumn seasons as its the best time to climb the mountain for its astonishing views of the Himalaya. Mera Peak was first summited by Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tensing in 1953 and is preferred by trekkers who want to experience the thrill of climbing but lack the skills.

Your journey starts with an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800 m) from where you will trek to Mera Peak High Camp via the Sherpa settlements of Paiya, Khothey, Tagnak and Khare. Spend a day acclimatizing in Khare and cross the Mera La Pass to reach Mera Peak High Camp.

Mera Peak has three summits among which we climb the highest one 6476m. Although it is technically an easy climb and the slopes seldom exceed 40 degrees, there are crevasses at places that demand alertness and the climb could be challenging after a fresh snowfall. Plus, the ridge that guides travelers to the top of the mountain requires a strenuous, 50-meter ascent.Mera Peak summit offers the 360-degree panoramic views including 5 world highest mountains over 8000m: Mount Everest (8848m), Kangchenjunga (8586m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8485m) and Cho Oyu (8201m) as well as many other peaks of Khumbu Himalaya Region.


For experienced climbers Mera Peak Climbing trip is a technically straightforward ascent, the main difficulty being proper acclimatization to the high altitude. These reasons make Mera Peak climbing trip is a very popular destination. Green Valley Nepal Treks offering guided trips to the Mera Peak Climbing for clients with little or no mountaineering experience. All climbers are recommended to partake in preparative fitness and altitude training before attempting an ascent to Mera Peak.

How difficult to climb to Mera Peak Summit?
If you are physically fit enough acclimatization, there is a better chance of successfully climbing to the summit and most of all enjoying the expedition. Summiting Mera Peak mostly depends on the weather condition and your fitness level. The climb normally starts around 3/4 am in the morning and it is about 3-4 hours climb to the summit. For any climbers it is a technically straightforward ascent, the main difficulty being proper acclimatization to the high altitude.

Necessary Climbing gears for Mera Peak Climbing
Personal Climbing Gears
1. Ice axe
2. Crampons
3. Harness
4. Tape Slings (2)
5. Screwgate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
6. Descender/Abseil Device
7. Plastic Mountaineering Boots
8. Ascender
9. Helmet (optional)

Group Climbing Gears
1. Snow bar
2. Rope
3. Ice Hammer
4. Ice Screw

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 :Kathmandu – Lukla (2840m) – Paiya (2730m)

Day 2 :Paiya – Pangom (2846m)

Day 3 :Pangom – Ramete Danda (3000m)/Ningsow (2863m)

Day 4 :Ramete Danda to Chatra Khola (2800m)

Day 5 :Chatara Khola to Kothe (3691m)

Day 6 :Kothe to Thannak (4358m)

Day 7 :Thannak to Khare (5045m)

Day 8 :Rest day in Khare

Day 9 :Khare to High Camp (5780m)

Day 10 :High Camp to Mera Summit (6470m) to Khare (5045m)

Day 11 :Khare to Kothe (3600m)

Day 12 :Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4300m)

Day 13 :Thuli Kharka to Lukla (2800m)

Day 14 :Lukla – Kathmandu

Cost Include

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • National park entry permit and any other permits
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu for guest and guide inclusive with all taxes and transfers.
  • High altitude climbing leader (Sherpa guide) licensed by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).
  • Down jackets and Sleeping bags (should be refunded after completion)
  • 1 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • 12 nights tea house accommodation during the trek
  • 1 nights camping (tent) accommodation (Mera Peak High Camp)
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • All government and local taxes
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Green Valley Nepal Treks T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate

Cost Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee, international airfare to and from Kathmandu & Travel and rescue insurance
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 10 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested & tips for guides and porters
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen

Trip Note

Government of Nepal has decided to resume visa-on-arrival service for travelers entering the country. 
  1. Travelers must submit a document verifying that 14 days have passed since they received their final Covid-19 vaccine dose
  2. Negative PCR report not older than 72 hours of checking-in the flight

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 :Kathmandu – Lukla (2840m) – Paiya (2730m) We will take a 45 min flight from Kathmandu to Lukla with superb mountain views. After landing at Lukla, the land of the Sherpa, we will start our trek to Paiya.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Duration: 5 - 6 hours

Day 2 :Paiya – Pangom (2846m) After breakfast, we start our trek to Pangom walking uphill and downhill through the Sherpa villages. We can find a Buddist monastery in Pangom.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Guest house
Duration: 5 - 6 hours

Day 3 :Pangom – Ramete Danda (3000m)/Ningsow (2863m) We will hike for a total of 6 hours today to reach our destination to Danda or Yingsa. Our hike will be uphill and downhill. After reaching Shibuche, we can explore a Sherpa museum, where we can see all the equipment used by Sherpa people in their daily life. Mera peak, which is our final destination, can be viewed from this stop.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Duration: 5 - 6 hours

Day 4 :Ramete Danda to Chatra Khola (2800m) Today we will walk through the jungle, passing bamboo forests, different types of Rhododendron, and pine trees. If we are lucky, you might see a wild animal!
We have to hike uphill and downhill before our overnight stay at Chhatra Khola.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Duration: 5 - 6 hours

Day 5 :Chatara Khola to Kothe (3691m) We will have a similar route as our previous day. Walkthrough the green jungle of bamboo trees, see the Nepali national flowers (Rhododendron) and watch for wild animals. Overnight stay at Kothe.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Duration: 6 - 7 hours

Day 6 :Kothe to Thannak (4358m) From this day, we will gradually climb up with an increase in altitude. We will see juniper bushes and snow-capped mountains like Khesar and Kusum kangaroo.
Overnight stay at Thannak.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Duration: 6 - 7 hours

Day 7 :Thannak to Khare (5045m) Today will be challenging as we will gradually climb up. Overnight stay in Khare.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Duration: 4 - 5 hours

Day 8 :Rest day in Khare Exploration day to acclimatize and explore Khare. Today we will do a demo of climbing activities.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Duration: 4 - 5 hours

Day 9 :Khare to High Camp (5780m) Today we will hike until the crampon point, where we will setup all the climbing gear. We will camp today in tents, and see many spectacular mountains views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu , Baruntse, Lhotse and Pumori.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Camping (Tent)
Duration: 6 - 7 hours

Day 10 :High Camp to Mera Summit (6470m) to Khare (5045m) Today, around 3:30 am, we will gear up to attempt to the Mera peak for about 7 hrs before heading back to High camp. Clean up high camp and return to Khare.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Duration: 9 - 10 hours

Day 11 :Khare to Kothe (3600m) We will descend the same way to Kothe.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Duration: 6 - 7 hours

Day 12 :Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4300m) We will walk 3 hrs approx on flat land and climb up to Thuli kharka for over 4 hrs approx and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Duration: 6 - 7 hours

Day 13 :Thuli Kharka to Lukla (2800m) Climb uphill for one hour. After that, we will walk on flat land for another hour and then four hours to descend down to Lukla. From Chottrala pass, we can see the beautiful mountains.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Duration: 6 - 7 hours

Day 14 :Lukla – Kathmandu Fly back to Kathmandu.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Duration: 45 minutes

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