Mera Peak Climbing

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Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak Climbing
At a Glance
Duration18 Days
Trip GradeStrenuous
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CountryNepal
Maximum Altitude6476m/21246.72ft.
Group Size1 -10 Pax
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
Travel StylePrivate
Best TimeSepterber, October, November , March, April and May

Mera Peak Climbing Overview

Mera Peak Climbing is a popular route for climbers, particularly those who are new to the sport. It is located in the Barun sub-section of the Mahalangur range within the Makalu Barun National Park, offering an exhilarating climbing experience. The Mera Peak climbing expedition starts and ends in Kathmandu, spanning a total of 17 days of adventure. Only two days are dedicated to climbing from Khare Mera Summit and back to Khare. Himalayan Trekking Path, a well-respected local company, provides an excellent package for this adventure. Our Mera Peak Climbing Package includes sufficient acclimatization and is led by experienced mountaineering sherpas who possess all the necessary equipment.

On May 20, 1953, Col. Jimmy Roberts and his expedition team successfully ascended Mera Peak. Although Mera Peak is often referred to as 6,654 meters (21,831 ft), making it the highest trekking peak, this height actually corresponds to Peak 41, which is nearby and was mistakenly labeled as "Mera" on a list of Himalayan peaks. Unfortunately, this error has been perpetuated in the official trekking peak list, along with the incorrect location coordinates.Experience contentment by reaching the highest point of a snow-covered summit in the Himalayan Range! Mera Peak, located just below Shigu Peak (6,501m), is ranked second among the top 10 climbing peaks in Nepal. Despite this, Mera Peak offers a unique opportunity to behold the top five highest mountains in the world. While prior mountaineering experience is not necessary, climbers must possess a physically fit body and good health, along with unwavering determination and endurance. 

Highlights

  • Before setting off on the expedition to Mera Peak, take the opportunity to discover the wonders of Kathmandu.
  • The picturesque aerial journey connects Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • The hike commences and wraps up in Kathmandu.
  • Embarking on our trek, we begin our journey in a picturesque, verdant valley. As we traverse through diverse climates, we are led to the majestic summit of Mera, standing tall at an impressive altitude of 6476 meters.
  • Mera Peak, standing at an impressive altitude of 6461 m/21190 ft, holds the distinction of being Nepal's tallest trekking peak.
  • The Mera Summit offers a breathtaking view of five majestic peaks towering above 8000 meters. These include Lhotse (8516 m/27940 ft), Cho Oyo (8188 m/26864 ft.), Makalu (8481 m/27825 ft), Kanchenjunga (8586 m/28169 ft),  and Everest (8848.86 m/29031.7 ft.).
  • On May 20, 1953, Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen. Tenzing, nicknamed The Foreign Sportsman, achieved the remarkable feat of being the first to ascend Mera Central.
  • Mera Peak, renowned for its breathtaking beauty, stands as a captivating climbing destination in Nepal, suitable for those seeking a moderate level of challenge.

Our specially crafted 17-day Mera Peak Climbing Package provides ample rest and acclimatization days, allowing you to conquer the summit of Mera Peak and witness breathtaking mountain vistas. Mera Peak (6,476 m/21,247 ft), located in the Khumbu Region of Nepal, has been classified as a 'climbing peak' by the Nepal Mountain Association (NMA). After exploring Kathmandu and taking a thrilling flight to Lukla, our adventurous expedition begins as we hike along the trail above the famous routes to the Everest Base Camp Trek, leading us to the sparsely populated Hinku Valley. As we make our way through the breathtaking high alpine landscape, Mera Peak reveals itself in all its grandeur, commanding the skyline with its majestic presence. This towering peak is situated above a lushly forested, wide valley and lies to the south of Everest. Due to its unique geographical position, Mera Peak offers climbers a rewarding experience by providing a magnificent panorama that includes five of the world's highest mountains: Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. 

If you are considering embarking on this thrilling escapade but have doubts about your climbing abilities, rest assured that our skilled climbing guide will provide pre-climbing training to prepare you for the summit attempt. During this training, you will acquire the necessary techniques for peak climbing and become proficient in using essential equipment such as crampons, ice axes, and ropes. Additionally, our dedicated team will ensure that ropes are securely fixed whenever necessary, as we prioritize the safety of our valued clients, whom we consider part of our family. So, there's no need to worry—enjoy happiness! Get in touch with us and become part of this extraordinary adventure, where you can proudly stand amidst the majestic snowy giants of rock in the courageous land of the Gorkhas!

The Best Seasons for Mera Peak Climbing:

Mera Peak, located in the Everest region, is a highly sought-after climbing destination with an elevation of 6467m above sea level. The ideal times for ascending Mera Peak are autumn (September, October, and November) and spring (March, April, and May). This mountain appeals to both novice and experienced climbers, although beginners are more common due to professionals favoring more challenging climbs like Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. The level of difficulty of climbing Mera Peak is heavily influenced by preparation, organization, and weather conditions. It is recommended to meticulously plan your expedition and select the most suitable season for conquering Mera Peak.

  • Autumn Season: Autumn, the most popular trekking season in Nepal, spans three months: September, October, and November. It is an ideal time to embark on a journey to Mera Peak, thanks to the favorable weather conditions, stable temperatures, verdant valleys, clear skies, majestic waterfalls, and breathtaking views of Everest (8,848m/29028.87ft.), Kanchenjunga (8,586m/28169.29ft.), Lhotse (8,516m/27939.63ft.), Cho Oyu (8,201m/26906.17ft.), Makalu (8,481m/27824.8ft.), and Nuptse (7,855m/25771ft.). Moreover, the post-precipitation period ensures unobstructed vistas. From the summit of Mera Peak (6467m), you can witness awe-inspiring sunrise views. Snowfall and rain are less likely during this season.
  • Spring season: Spring is the second most popular season for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal, right after autumn. In the lower elevations, the weather can be hot, while in the higher elevations, it is pleasant. The days are longer, and the weather remains stable and dry. Just like in autumn, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas during this time. Additionally, the blooming rhododendrons, flowers, and lush green vegetation create a beautiful environment to explore. If you have a fondness for nature and alpine vegetation, then spring is the ideal choice for you. In the Mera Peak region, spring lasts for approximately three months, from March to May. The first few weeks of March can still be chilly due to the lingering winter, so it's important to pack warm clothing if you plan to climb during that time. Similarly, towards the end of May, there may be rain clouds approaching with the onset of the monsoon season, so it's advisable to be prepared with a proper packing list for Mera Peak.
  • Winter season: During the winter season, which spans from December to February, the coldest time of the year is experienced with heavy snowfall, cold temperatures, and frequent storms. Climbing Mera Peak during this time is not ideal due to the challenging weather conditions, including poor visibility. As December begins, thin snow and light winds start to affect the peak. By January, temperatures drop significantly, leading to thick snow accumulation and frequent windstorms. It is important to note that climbing Mera Peak in the winter can be risky, especially for novice climbers. However, if you are eager to embark on this adventure before autumn arrives, early December and late February are considered the best months for the climb. Proper winter preparation, training, and appropriate clothing are essential to tackle the challenges of climbing Mera Peak during this season.
  • Summer/monsoon season: The rainy season, which falls in the months of June, July, and August, is considered an off-season for Mera Peak climbing. This is due to the heavy rainfall and cloudy weather during this time, making it unfavorable for trekking. Additionally, the trails become slippery and muddy, posing a challenge for climbers. It is especially not recommended for beginner climbers to attempt Mera Peak during this season. If you are a professional climber and still wish to pursue the climb during the off-season, it is important to note that you may encounter difficulties such as floods and landslides at lower elevations, as well as cloudy conditions at higher elevations. Climbing Mera Peak during the monsoon is a challenging decision that may result in an unsuccessful ascent. We strongly advise against attempting the climb during this time due to the presence of leeches on the trails and the increased risk of landslides and floods. However, if you are determined to undertake the Mera Peak expedition during the monsoon, it is recommended to consider early June or late August, as these months have a lower chance of rainfall and the tea houses remain open.

The Necessary Permits for Mera Peak Climbing

There are three essential permits that must be obtained for the Mera Peak Expedition. These include the Local Area Permit, the Makalu Barun National Peak Permit, and the Mera Peak Climbing Permit. It is important to note that these permits can only be obtained through a reputable trekking company, such as Himalaya Trekking Path. We are pleased to provide you with detailed information regarding the necessary formalities, costs, and documentation required to obtain these permits and participate in the Mera Peak (6476m) expedition. It is worth mentioning that the cost of these permits is already included in the package.

  • Local Areas Permit: In order to proceed to Lukla, it is necessary to acquire a Local Areas Permit in Lukla. The issuance of this permit is overseen and authorized by the Pasang Lhamu Shepra Rural Municipality. Each visitor is required to pay Rs. 2000 for the permit, and a copy of their passport is mandatory for recording the necessary information.
  • Makalu Barun National Park Fees: When embarking on the Mera Peak Climbing Journey, travelers will traverse through Makalu Barun National Park, making it mandatory to acquire permits before heading to Khare, the starting point of the climb. This is essential to safeguarding the park's biodiversity and enhancing the trails through renovation and reconstruction efforts. To secure the permit, a copy of your passport and the necessary fees are required. The permit costs are as follows: for SAARC nationals, it is Rs. 1500 (plus Rs. 165 for VAT), approximately USD $15, while for other citizens, it is Rs. 3000 (plus Rs. 390 for VAT), roughly USD $30. The fees are already included in the package for convenience.
  • Mera Peak Climbing Permit: The Mera Peak climbing permit is mandatory and can only be obtained through an accredited company. The cost of climbing Mera Peak varies depending on the season of travel. The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) issues mountaineering permits, which require a copy of the passport and a passport-sized photo. These permit fees are already included in the package. The expense of ascending Mera Peak can amount to USD $250, as the spring season offers optimal conditions with clear and temperate weather. The cost of undertaking the Mera Peak Climbing adventure is USD125 during the autumn season, which is also a favored time to embark on this journey. During the winter and summer, which are considered off-seasons, the price for climbing Mera Peak is comparatively lower. Additionally, the NMA Mera Peak Climbing Permit can be obtained for USD70

Mera Peak Trekking Packing list

Proper preparation is essential for a successful Mera Peak climbing expedition. To ensure a fantastic trekking experience, we have compiled a comprehensive packing list that you must prepare before embarking on the renowned Mera Peak Climbing Adventure.

  • Essential Gear: Prepare a backpack or daypack (40L) depending on whether you will be using a porter. Remember to bring a 2-3-liter water bottle, trekking poles, a water purification method, and a sleeping bag with a liner (consider a -20-degree capacity for winter treks).
  • Headwear: To protect yourself from the sun, you can choose between a sun hat or a scarf. In colder climates, it is recommended to wear a winter hat or a wind-brimmed hat that is designed to shield you from the winter elements. Additionally, it's always wise to carry a headlight with spare batteries to ensure you have adequate lighting in any situation.
  • Face Protectors: When it comes to safeguarding your skin, don't forget to include sunscreen, sunglasses with UV protection, and face and body wipes in your daily routine. These items play a vital role in shielding your skin from harmful UV rays and keeping it clean and refreshed.
  • Handwear: Lightweight gloves offer comfort and flexibility, whereas heavyweight winter gloves provide superior insulation for extreme cold conditions.
  • Body Requirements: For a successful hiking experience, it is important to have the appropriate clothing. This includes hiking shirts made of synthetic fiber, long-sleeved shirts, a hooded rain jacket, a fleece jacket, lightweight cotton pants, polypropylene underwear, a down jacket for winter treks, and waterproof jackets and pants.
  • Footwear: The footwear options include waterproof hiking boots, thick wool socks, and sports shoes or sandals for relaxation during trek-off time.
  • Toiletries: When going hiking, make sure to pack a fast-drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, soap, shower gel, washing powder, nail clippers, and a compact mirror.
  • Rain Protection: When preparing for rain, it is important to remember to bring windproof gear in addition to rain protection. This includes rain jackets or ponchos and bag covers, as well as crampons for the icy and slippery trail.

Mera Peak Climbing Gear

Climbing equipment necessary for the Mera Peak ascent is provided in the package, but personal gear such as a -20-degree sleeping bag, a windproof jacket and trousers, and high-quality gloves are not included. Please ensure you have these items before embarking on the climb. Kindly review the inclusions of the package for further details.

  • The Mera Peak package is inclusive of essential gear like high-altitude tents, high-camp accommodations, beverages for climbing, fixing gear, and personal equipment.
  • The high-altitude tents feature a North Face Dome Tent for two people and a separate tent for dining and kitchen use.
  • High camp lodging ensures three meals daily, including chocolate treats, while climbers are provided with tea, cookies, and hot water during the climbing phase.
  • Fixing gear comprises fixed ropes, main ropes, snow bars, ice screws, rock pitons, and arrangements for Heli Rescue/Charter.
  • All necessary personal gear for the expedition is also included, such as climbing boots, crampons, ice axes, harnesses, karabiners, and more.

Mera Peak Climbing Cost/Price:

The pricing for the Mera Peak Climbing Expedition is determined by various factors, including the trip duration, inclusions and exclusions, the expertise of our guides and porters, the quality of accommodations and meals, necessary permits and gear, and more. We have meticulously designed our packages for Mera Trek and climbing to offer exceptional service, featuring seasoned Tours, Trekking, and Sherpa guides, climbing gear (excluding personal equipment), dependable porters, cozy accommodations, delectable meals during trekking and climbing, and top-notch lodging in Kathmandu. In 2024 and 2025, we are promoting Mera Peak Climbing, providing outstanding service at a very affordable rate with Himalaya Trekking Path. We invite you to take advantage of this great offer. At Himalaya Trekking Path Company, we assure you that our services and arrangements are superior to those of other companies. You can rely on us to not just meet but surpass your expectations. The cost of our Mera Peak climbing experience may vary based on group size and the chosen package. Please see the detailed pricing below for more information on the Mera Peak climbing expedition.

  • The cost for solo climbers to undertake the Mera Peak Climbing Expedition is USD 2500.
  • For a group of 2 to 5 people, the cost per person for Mera Peak Climbing is USD 2300.
  • If you have a larger group of 6 to 10 individuals, the cost per person for Mera Peak Climbing is USD 2200.

 The itinerary for Mera Peak Climbing

The Mera Peak climbing expedition spans over 17 days and offers a comprehensive package with a meticulously crafted itinerary. From the moment of your airport pick-up to your departure, this package ensures a seamless experience. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to explore the hidden gems of Kathmandu, enjoy a scenic flight between Lukla and Kathmandu, embark on a 12-day trek, and spend 2 days climbing from Khare to Khare. This thoughtfully designed itinerary allows for a perfect package tailored to your preferences. Starting with an airport pick-up, followed by Kathmandu sightseeing, a flight to Lukla, and a trek to Khare, the journey takes you through Paiya, Pangkoma, Shibuche, Chhatra Khola, Kote, Tangnang, Khare, Mera Base Camp, and finally, the summit. The descent follows the same route back to Kathmandu. Please take a moment to review our detailed itinerary below and let us know if you have any specific preferences or alternative travel arrangements for your Mera Peak climbing adventure.

 

Itinerary

Considered one of the premier and least demanding climbing destinations in the Everest region, the Mera Peak climb offers an exceptional experience. We invite you to explore our meticulously crafted 17-day Mera Peak Climbing itinerary for a comprehensive overview of the expedition.

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Upon your arrival, you’ll meet one of our representatives waiting outside the terminal building of Kathmandu Airport. Following the exchange of warm greetings, you’ll be escorted to your hotel via a private vehicle. Check in to the hotel and freshen up. Once you have settled into the new setting, you can either rest in your room, enjoying the amenities offered, or head out for a jaunt to a nearby tourist attraction. An evening walk around bustling Thamel Bazaar, aka ‘the tourist hub', is highly recommended to get some refreshments.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

You are free to spend the day as you prefer. Try out an excursion to explore the Kathmandu Valley (UNESCO world cultural heritage site) on your own; we’ll provide you with the necessary pieces of advice regarding the location of landmarks in this time-honoured valley and means to reach there. We can arrange a guided sightseeing day tour if you opt for a day trip in the company of a proficient English-speaking tour guide. We suggest you start your outing with a visit to the holy Pashupatinath Temple. Thereafter, you can take a look at the sacred Buddhist stupas of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. At the end of the day, you can check out the spectacular Patan Durbar Square complex to witness its magnificent ancient architecture as well as the artistic wooden and stone carvings that beautifully adorn it.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel

Today, you’ll embark on a domestic flight destined for Lukla. This 30-minute scenic flight renders aerial glimpses of the snow-clad mountains alongside the dramatic landscapes featuring ferocious rivers, forest-covered grounds, terraced hills and numerous human settlements. After landing at the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla, we’ll move on to the famous Everest Trail. Moving through dense woods, we’ll cross a bridge to arrive at Surke (2,290 m), then traverse Chutok La Pass (2,945m) before making it to Paiya. Aka Chutok (2,730m): this village extends a lovely Himalayan outlook, embracing  Kongde Ri, Khatang, Tang Ragi Tu and other adjacent peaks.

 

Note: Throughout the seasonal months, including October, November, March, and April, there are no direct flights available between Kathmandu and Lukla. Consequently, travelers are required to make a stopover in Ramechhap before continuing their journey to Lukla.

 

Max. Altitude: 2730m/8956.693ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

As we resume our walk down the hill, we’ll go across a wooden bridge. From this point onwards until the time we overcome Kari La Pass (3,145m), it is slippery, so be cautious while hiking in this segment of the route. The tapered mountain trail now advances through the woodland of rhododendron and bamboo and continues along the banks of the Dudh Koshi River to Pangkoma (2,804m), a tiny yet serene village whose inhabitants engage in farming and trading to sustain their daily lives. Enjoy the sublime mountain scenery en route.

Max. Altitude: 2,804m/9199.475ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

Leaving behind Pangkoma village, we’ll follow the rocky trail and climb to the other side of Panggom La Pass (3,174m). Accompanied by the mesmerizing outlooks of Mera Peak’s south face and Naulekh Peak; we’ll now move forward on the windy path past the greenwoods, long Mani wall, lush hills, ridges, hamlets, and teahouses to present ourselves in the village of Shibuche (2,854m) at long last.

Max. Altitude: 2,854m/9363.517ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

Subsequent to a hearty breakfast, we’ll move uphill along a steep and narrow pathway i.e. typically found in the mountainous terrain of Nepal. Beyond the rhododendron and bamboo woodland, we’ll pass by the landslides to get as far as a freshwater stream gushing with pellucid waters. Progressing to the other side of a stream, we’ll forge to the further side of rhododendron woods and bamboo jungles. Here, we may come upon native wildlife including the rare red panda. We’ll then proceed a little further down a rock cave to arrive at Chhatra Khola (3,122m).

Max. Altitude: 3,122m/10242.78ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

The narrow route now climbs alongside the Inkhu Khola, then unites with another path to Mera Peak via Zartwa La Pass (4,160m). Guided uphill by the trekking trail as straight as an arrow, we’ll reach Tashing Ongma (3,530 m), which is a settlement harbouring seasonal tea shops. After some rest, we’ll run into the primary route to Mera Peak. Appreciating the wonderful views of Mera and the Hinku Valley, we’ll make an ascent to the north past Mosom Kharka (3,691m), Osila Kharka (4,060 m), and Gondishung (4,180 m) in the direction of our next stopover at Kote (3,580m).

Max. Altitude: 3,580m/11745.41ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

We’ll face a short trek this day.  Nevertheless, the initial steady abrupt climb followed by a descent and a steady advancement over a ridge to Tangnang (4,358m) may take a toll on us. On this segment of the rugged route, slow and steady movement is the key to put in an appearance at the destination of this present day.

Max. Altitude: 4,358m/14297.9003ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

At the elevation of 4,358m asl, Tangnang is an expanding cluster of tea houses and an ideal place for acclimatization purposes. But not just its altitude, this village also offers a side-trip to Charpate Himal Glacier, which is great as well as essential for trekkers and climber in order to adapt as per the surroundings with lower oxygen density. We can observe the close view of Charpate Himal (6,770m) – a sacred mountain for the Sherpas community, close to the side of Mera north and other snow-capped mountains from here. Eventually, we’ll move back t at Tangnang.

Max. Altitude: 4,358m/14297.9003ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

Though it’s not the first time for some of you to reach above 5,000m asl; yet for most of us, it will an unforgettable experience from both good and bad side. You’ll be exhausted on one side but on the other, your efforts will be recognized with spectacular views of Charpate Himal and incredible surroundings. We’ll now head out of Tangnag to the east along the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka (4,659m). In our current situation, if our trek guide allows, we may climb up the moraine for vistas of the pristine Sabai Tso glacial lake (4,465m). We’ll ascend through some more moraines then get as far as the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. Thereafter, we’ll move up on a precipitous track to Khare (5,045m).

Max. Altitude: 5,045m/16581.36ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

Starting the day with pleasant views encompassing the beautiful north face of Mera Peak, we’ll gradually scramble up to negotiate Mera La Pass (5,415m). Subsequently, we’ll trek on a rock-strewn area as we proceed further beyond the base camp (5,350m) to emerge at the high camp (5,780m). For the rest of the day, we’ll perform ice climbing training in the company of our experienced climbing guide and learn the uses of mountain gear such as an ice axe, harness, ascender climbing boots and crampons, as well as the efficient techniques to ascend a summit. Afterwards, we’ll admire the vistas around us, utilizing the unused time of the daylight.

Max. Altitude: 5,780m/18963.25ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tent

Today is the day; we all are waiting from the beginning of this odyssey. After very early breakfast and some last moment checks, we’ll have on the crampons and rope for a successful yet safe summit attempt. Appropriately acclimatized and well-equipped with right tools and knowledgeable guide, it takes us around 4-6 hours to set our feet the summit of Mera Central. The top presents us with the breathtaking outlooks of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7,129m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), and Kangtega (6,779m). Expect K2, where we can gaze at 5 out of 6 of the world’s highest mountaintops.  Finally, we’ll turn back to Khare.

Max. Altitude: 6,476m/21246.72ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

After our victory over the Mera Peak, we’ll go back over the same route that we used previously and carry on with the descent to Kote via Hinku Valley. We can catch glimpses of snow-covered massifs throughout the trek on this stretch of trail.

Max. Altitude: 3,580m/11745.41ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge/ Tea house

While navigating several ups and downs, we’ll come across the flourishing woodland on the western region of the Hinku Valley. Passing by the settlements of Gondishung (4,180m), Mosom Kharka (3,691m), Tashing Ongma (3,530m) and the rock enclosure in Tashing Dingma (4,010m), we’ll reach Thuli Kharka.  Witness all of the Mera Peaks (North, Central, and South) from this point of the journey.

Max. Altitude: 4300m/14107.61ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

We’ll come at the highest point of Zatrwa La Pass (4,610m) following nearly two hours of steep ascent. Traversing the high pass, we can take delight in the fascinating sight of Lukla valley together with Mt. Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Mt. Kusum Kanguru and neighbouring mountaintops. We’ll progressively move up to Chutanga (3,020m) then keep on with the trail to Lukla.

Max. Altitude: 2,860 metres (9,383 ft)Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

Today marks the end of our climbing escapade. We’ll board a flight from Lukla that will transfer us back to Kathmandu. We’ll be the spectators of soul-stirring Himalayan panoramas during the 30 minutes of this picturesque flight. Here in the capital city, you can relax in your hotel room or just stroll freely in the vivid marketplaces to shop for souvenirs.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel

We hope that you’ll be genuinely satisfied with our expertise and hospitality. If your wish is to familiarize yourself more with Nepal and its natural beauty, culture, and traditions, then you can extend your stay. Otherwise, one of our representatives will drop you to the airport three hours before your scheduled flight, provided that you seek to go back home. Farewell!

Max. Altitude: 2,860 metres (9,383 ft)Meal: Breakfast
Cost Details
Included
  • Transportation for airport pickups and drops provided by Himalayan Trekking Path
  • Welcome Dinner upon arrival Day, organized by Himalayan Trekking Path
  • Flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu included
  • 13 days of meals provided, including lunch, dinner, and breakfast
  • Accommodation for 1 nights in a Tent
  • 3 nights of deluxe accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu with free breakfast
  • A professional trekking guide is provided, with a ratio of 2 guests to 1 Trekking Porter
  •  Highly skilled Climbing Guides and crews are available
  • Trekking staff provided with food, accommodations, salary, and insurance
  •  Daily provision of 3 tea/coffee servings
  • Trekking Permits and Climbing permits are provided
  •  Assistant Cook and Transportation are available, along with necessary kitchen helpers and camping equipment
  • Camping Equipment: Utensils provided, including EPI Gus, Gas stove or fuel stove, cooking pots, mattress, walkie-talkie, etc.
  • Staff salary and allowance covered, including wages, equipment, food, clothing, and insurance for climbing staff and porters
  • Highs are provided, including North Face Dome Tent for two pax, wall/cabin tent for dining and kitchen, etc.
  • High Camp Lodging & food service are provided, including three meals a day for members and staff
  • Drinks and Beverages for climbing provided, including tea with cookies and hot drinking water
  • Fixing Gear provided, including fix rope, main rope, snow bar, ice crew, rock pitons, as well as Heli Rescue/charter Arrangement
  • All Personal gear is provided, including climbing boots, crampons, an ice axe or hammer, harness, jammers, karabiners, finger eight/ATC guide, tap sling, fix rope, main rope, snow bar, an ice crew, rock pitons, etc.
Excluded
  • The visa fees for Nepal are USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days per person.
  • International airfare is not included in the travel package and needs to be arranged separately.
  • Visitors are advised to have travel and medical insurance for their safety.
  • For a Sleeping Bag, Down jackets, gloves, water and wind-proof stuff such as Pants and jackets for climbing
  • In cases of unexpected bad weather conditions, extra days may be required and should be planned accordingly.
  • Some amenities, such as hot showers, drinking water, WIFI, laundry, and batteries, may come at an additional cost.
  • Personal expenses, extra drinks, and lost items are not included in the travel package.
  • It is customary to give tips to your driver, porter, and guide.
  • Helicopter servcie 
  • All kinds of trekking gear
Additional Info

Booking Confirmation:

To confirm your booking with Himalaya Trekking Path, you have several methods at your disposal, including email, filling out the package form, WhatsApp, phone calls, and various social media platforms. Once the cost, duration, and services have been finalized, we will need a copy of your passport for the round-trip flight between Kathmandu and Lukla, permits for the trekking and peak, as well as flight details for the airport pick-up. As part of the booking confirmation, you also have the option to conveniently make an online payment if it suits your preference.

Booking Cancellation Policy:

Making arrangements for trekking and peak climbing can be quite demanding, which is why offering free cancellations can be a challenge. Last-minute cancellations can harm our reputation among various stakeholders involved in the trekking experience, including trekking guides, porters, teahouses, hotels, and airlines. However, the Himalayan trekking path understands the importance of flexibility and provides the option for free cancellations or the ability to postpone your trekking adventure up to one month before the trip begins. This ensures convenience for our valued customers. If circumstances prevent you from joining the trip, you have the flexibility to reschedule it for a future date at no extra cost. Additionally, if you are seeking a trustworthy and reasonably priced company for your Mera Peak climbing aspirations, we invite you to secure your seat now without any deposit requirement. Payment can be made upon your arrival.

Payment Methods:

When booking your trip, you can choose to make the payment at the time of booking confirmation via the online platform or upon arrival. However, it is mandatory to settle the balance before the departure date. Payment can be made through various options, such as online, cash (Nepali, USD, Euro, AUD, CAD, RMB, Swiss Frank, and other currencies accepted by Nepal Bank), card, bank transfer, and western union. Please note that a 4% bank fee will be levied for card payments. Kindly select the most convenient payment method for clearing your balance.

Airport Transfer:

Experience a hassle-free airport pickup service with the Mera Peak Climbing Package upon your arrival. Our dedicated airport team will be holding a name card and the Himalanaya trekking path board to assist you. Please locate your name card and meet our team. As per Nepali customs, you will receive a warm welcome with a marigold garland before being escorted to a private car to transfer you to the designated hotel. Upon completion of your journey, the package ensures an airport drop-off in a private vehicle. As a token of our appreciation, we will offer you a Khada to wish you a safe and prosperous journey. We look forward to hosting you again. Namaste!

Accommodation:

The Mera Peak climbing package includes standard accommodation in Kathmandu for 3 nights and a basic but cozy lodge or homestay in the mountains for 13 nights. Upgrading accommodation in Kathmandu is possible for an additional fee, but there is no option to upgrade in the mountains. 

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu: As part of our Mera Peak climbing package, we offer standard but comfortable accommodation options such as Hotel Chhimeki, Hotel Buddha, and Hotel Simal. We would appreciate it if you could review these hotels and inform us of your preferred choice for accommodation. Each hotel provides a complimentary breakfast, free wifi, a working table, a comfortable bed, a hot shower, air conditioning, and a friendly atmosphere. The package includes two nights of accommodation before the trip and one night after the trip. If you require a longer stay or wish to upgrade your accommodation, please let us know, and we can make the necessary arrangements for an additional cost.
  • Accommodation in the Mountains: The Mera peak climbing expedition commences with a scenic flight from Kathmandu or Ramechhap to Lukla. Serving as the entry point to the entire Everest Region, Lukla offers comfortable accommodation options in the form of hotels or lodges, complete with attached bathrooms. As you venture further beyond Lukla, the lodges provide basic services, including thin mattresses, warm blankets, and shared bathrooms. During the Mera Peak climbing journey, a night's stay in a tent at Mera Base Camp is necessary.

Kathmandu Sightseeing

During your second day in Kathmandu, before commencing the Mepa Peak climbing expedition, we have arranged a half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu for you. This tour encompasses visits to two UNESCO World Heritage sites, and you will be accompanied by a local city guide who possesses in-depth knowledge of the area. We will cover the entrance fees and provide private transfers for your convenience. Alternatively, if you wish to engage in acclimatization hiking, we can take you on a 5-hour hiking tour to Nagarjuna Hill. This invigorating hike covers a distance of 10 km round trip, starting from an elevation of 1350m and reaching up to 2725m at Jamache Peak. Throughout this excursion, our experienced trekking guide will be there to guide you. Within this package, you have the flexibility to choose between a sightseeing tour or a hiking experience.

Transport:

Here is the detailed information regarding transportation for Mera Peak Climbing. The package includes international and domestic airport pick-up and drop-off in a private vehicle, as well as private transportation in Kathmandu for sightseeing and hiking. Additionally, the package offers a complimentary flight between Kathmandu and Lukla. Please note that during peak seasons from March to May and October to November, there are no direct flights between Kathmandu and Lukla. In such cases, you will need to drive to Ramechhap from Kathmandu for a 5-hour flight to Lukla. Similarly, the return journey involves a 15-minute flight from Lukla to Ramechhap, followed by a drive back to Kathmandu.

Meals:

The Mera Peak Climbing Package provides breakfast in Kathmandu and full-board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in the mountains. Upon completion of the journey, our company will arrange a farewell dinner at a top restaurant in Kathmandu. During the expedition, you can enjoy a wide range of food options from local to international cuisine, including traditional Nepali delicacies like Dal Bhat, Momo, Thanthuk, noodles, Sherpa stew, Thukpa, and more. Additionally, there is Indian curry with roti and rice, fried rice, pasta, pizza, spaghetti, rosty, Tibetan bread, and other dishes available. Vegetarian, vegan, and non-vegetarian choices are offered, but it is advised to avoid meat items for hygiene reasons. These are the specific meal details included in the Mera Peak Climbing Package.

  • Meals in Kathmandu: During your stay in Kathmandu as part of the package, you will be provided with a complimentary breakfast. The breakfast includes eggs, bread, cereal, fresh fruit salad, sausage or bacon, tea or coffee, juice, and vegetables. Depending on the number of tourists, you can choose between a buffet or à la carte option. The breakfast is served between 7 am and 10 am, allowing you to select the most convenient time for your morning meal in Kathmandu. Apart from breakfast, lunch and dinner are not included in the package. However, there are numerous dining options available in the vicinity of Thamel, from which you can choose according to your preferences. We kindly advise against trying street food due to hygiene concerns. Lastly, the farewell dinner will be organized by Himalaya Trekking Path at the conclusion of your trip.
  • Meals in the Mountains: Our Mera Peak Climbing Package includes a comprehensive meal plan for your mountain expedition. You will be provided with a variety of options for breakfast, such as cereal, eggs, Gurung bread, chapati, white bread, pancakes, and set breakfast. You can choose your preferred item from these options. Similarly, for lunch and dinner, there are numerous choices available on the menu, including momo, Dal Bhat, noodles, french fries, fried rice, spaghetti, pasta, pizza, roti, rice, curry, Thanthuk, sherpa stew, rosty, and bread items. You can select one of these options according to your preferences. Breakfast and dinner will be served at the same lodge where you spend the night, while lunch will be provided on the way to your destination.

 

Trekking and Climbing Guide

Experience our top-selling Mera Peak climbing package, which includes a professional trekking guide and a skilled climbing Sherpa guide. Your trekking guide will be with you from the moment you arrive until you depart, guiding you along the entire trekking trail in the Nepal Himalayas. This package covers the guide's salary, insurance, meals, accommodation, and transportation. The climbing guide will accompany you from Khare to the Mera summit, and after the summit, you will be together until Khare. Moreover, the package includes a climbing guide with provisions for food, insurance, salary, accommodation, and gear. Our dedicated guides go the extra mile to ensure a successful and enjoyable trip for you. We trust that you will have a fantastic experience with our guides.

Porter Service for Mera Peak Climbing:

The Mera Peak climbing package provides a complimentary porter service for both trekking and climbing activities. The route takes you through challenging and less-traveled paths, allowing the porter to assist you in making your journey comfortable and enjoyable. By utilizing the porter's services, you can lighten your day pack and have more time to appreciate the breathtaking views along the trail. For trekking, the Mera Peak climbing package assigns one porter for every two trekkers, with a maximum weight limit of 18 kg. The package includes the porter's expenses, such as charges, salary, insurance, food, and accommodation.

Mera Peak Difficulty

Mera Peak, towering at an impressive elevation of 6467m above sea level, holds the title of the highest trekking peak in the Nepal Himalayas. It is a favorite among novice climbers, serving as a stepping stone for more technical ascents such as Mt. Everest and Mt. Amadablam. Considered a beginner's or non-technical peak, Mera Peak is categorized as Alpine Grade PD in terms of difficulty. This classification indicates that the climb involves some technical aspects and challenging glacial crossings. The shift from Grade F to PD reflects a reevaluation of the peak's difficulty based on updated route conditions and a better understanding of the climbing challenges. The change in grade is also attributed to the presence of glaciated moraines and a demanding, steep final stretch. It is essential to have good physical fitness, as well as proper trekking and climbing equipment, before attempting to conquer Mera Peak.

Prepare for the Acute Mountain Sickness

While embarking on the Mera Peak Climbing Expedition, it is important to be aware of the risk of acute mountain sickness. However, there are measures that can be taken to prevent this issue. As the Himalayan trekking path company, we recommend following specific guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable trek to Mera Peak without succumbing to mountain sickness. The changing oxygen levels due to elevation gain and varying climates can impact your health, so it is crucial to follow these steps daily throughout the journey to prepare yourself and minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

  • Adhere to the guidance provided by the trekking guide and maintain a leisurely pace while walking.
  • Hydrate yourself adequately by consuming approximately 4 to 5 liters of purified water every day.
  • Embrace the beauty of nature and avoid rushing while walking.
  • Refrain from consuming any food items that may potentially disrupt your digestive system.
  • It is advisable to abstain from alcohol consumption throughout the trekking journey.
  • Ensure that you carry a few first aid kits containing medications such as Dioria, Vhometing, Feaver, Stomached, and Diamox for altitude sickness.
  • Prior to embarking on the trek, it is recommended to consult with your doctor.
  • Take regular breaks every 30 to 45 minutes of walking to rest and rejuvenate.

 

Travel Insurance 

When embarking on a trekking or mountaineering adventure in Nepal, especially on routes like Mera Peak Climbing, it is not only important but mandatory to have travel insurance. This is because it is a requirement for obtaining trekking permits and can prove invaluable in emergencies, covering medical expenses and lost belongings. To ensure a confident, joyful, and enjoyable journey, we strongly recommend selecting a suitable insurance policy. Although insurance is not included in our package, we are more than happy to provide recommendations if needed. There are several insurance providers that specialize in adventure and high-altitude trekking coverage, such as World Nomads, IMG, and Seven Corners. You can visit their websites or contact them directly to inquire about coverage options for your specific trek and climbing expedition.

Mountain Amenities

Kindly note that the mountain amenities mentioned, such as wifi and internet access, mobile phone and recharge services, hot showers, drinking water, and charging facilities, are not included in our Mera Peak climbing package. These services are available at an additional cost. Please be informed that you can avail of these amenities by paying an extra fee.

  • Drinking Water:During high-elevation treks or climbs, it is essential to stay hydrated in order to prevent mountain sickness. Hydration plays a crucial role in Mera Peak Climbing travel, and it is advisable to consume 3 to 4 liters of drinkable water daily. There are several options available to obtain clean water while on your journey, such as using a filter or purification tablets to treat spring water. Alternatively, you can purchase bottled water or boil water for consumption. If you prefer hot water, make sure to carry suitable containers. The cost of a one-liter bottle can range from Rs 150 to Rs 350, depending on the altitude.
  • Hot Shower: During the extensive day of hiking, it is crucial to ensure a good night's rest to rejuvenate, which can be complemented by a refreshing shower. Regrettably, hot showers are not part of the Mera Peak climbing package. Nevertheless, most teahouses and homestays in the vicinity offer hot shower amenities for an extra charge. These showers are operated using either gas or solar energy. As you set off on your Mera Peak Climbing Expedition, you can take advantage of a shower at a reasonable price. The cost per person per shower typically varies from Rs. 200 to Rs. 400. It is recommended to have some Nepali currency on hand to cover the cost of this service.
  • WiFi and reception: While on the Mera Peak Climbing Adventure, wifi is provided at all teahouses except for the climbing areas. If you wish to use a local SIM card with data, you can do so in locations with good reception, except for certain places. However, if you prefer to use wifi, there is a fee of Rs. 200 to Rs. 300 per teahouse. Please note that internet service may not be accessible during unfavorable weather conditions.
  • Laundry Service: When embarking on a lengthy journey, utilizing the laundry service can be an excellent way to reduce the number of belongings you have to pack. In areas with mountains, there are laundry services offered at a reasonable cost, but you also have the choice to wash your clothes yourself. To do this, make sure to bring washing powder or soap and clean your daily-use items. Afterwards, hang them near a wood fire or on the balcony of the tea house, utilizing the wind to ensure they dry quickly overnight.

  • Charging Facility: During the Mera Peak Climbing Expedition, you will have access to a charging facility for your electronic devices. The hydroelectricity service extends up to Khare, ensuring the availability of essential amenities. Additionally, each tea house is fitted with multiple outlets for your convenience. To prepare for unforeseen circumstances like inclement weather or power failures, it is advisable to bring a power bank. Please keep in mind that there may be a small fee ranging from Rs. 100 to Rs. 300.

Tipping Culture:

Tipping is a common practice in the tourism industry in Nepal. When utilizing airport transportation services, it is customary to leave a tip for the driver. Similarly, when dining for lunch or dinner, it is expected to show appreciation by leaving a tip for the staff. This practice also applies to trekking guides, tour guides, climbing guides, and porters. The amount of the tip is discretionary and should reflect your satisfaction with the service received.

Farewell 

On behalf of the  Himalayan Trekking Path Company, we are delighted to invite you to a farewell dinner in honor of your upcoming departure. This special occasion will also serve as an opportunity for us to present you with an appreciation certificate and engage in a conversation about your trip, allowing us to gather your valuable suggestions and reviews. Your kind feedback holds great significance for our company.