Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak sits in the middle of the Khumbu district at 6,476m with three summit options being Mera North, Mera Central, and Mera South. As the highest trekking peak in Nepal minimal mountaineering experience is necessary. At the base of Mera there will be plenty of time to cultivate skill with an ice axe and crampons which will be the main equipment utilized in our ascent, if needed a day or two can be set aside for preparations and training. It is one of the most popular peak climbs because it is quite strait forward with the biggest danger being acclimatization; the central summit has the most traffic and is a little more difficult than the Northern summit which is actually the highest and annually has the fewest amount of trekkers (there is higher risk upon the northern route due to climate change).

For many tourists the trek to Mera peak begins in Lukla and drives onward along the well trodden road to Everest until reaching the crossroads of Namche Bazaar and then pushing over the Zatr La Pass at 4,610m to Tangnag just near the base of Mera. This is an intense way to begin the trek, though very popular amongst tourists, there is an alternative route that has much less traffic upon its trails hidden away from the endless crowds of human activity.

Just south of Lukla lays the astounding and untouched Hinku Valley which winds along a picturesque landscape devoid of the torrents of trekkers abounding the more popular route; Hinku Valley wraps and winds its way to Tangnag with serenity and ease, and for many who decide to take this option the valley floor is equally as memorable as the mountain top. We can always arrange a circuit so both routes are possible in one go, never fret, or fear for all options are possible here!

Upon the Summit of Mera is perhaps the greatest panoramic Mountain View in the entire world, as if you had Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Everest (8848m) Makalu (8463m) and Kangchenjunga (8586m) all sitting lined up just outside your back window. Words cannot express how it feels to behold these sublime colossal formations; as if you were a speck of dust floating before the heavens, the magnitude of their essence and power can only be experienced; and upon the summit of Mera they are as close at hand as can be without actually climbing them.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 :Arrive in Katmandu (1334m) transfer to hotel and welcome dinner.

Day 2 :Kathmandu valley sightseeing; climbing preparation and official briefing.

Day 3 :Fly to Lukla (2,800m) & trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730m) 3-4 hours trek.

Day 4 :Trek from Paiya to Pangkoma (2,850m) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 5 :Trek from Pangkoma to Nigmsa (Shibuche) (2,745m) 4-5 hours trek.

Day 6 :Trek from Nigmsa (Shibuche) to Chetrakhola (3,150m) 7-8 hours trek.

Day 7 :Trek from Chetrakhola to Kothe (3,600m) 6-7 hours trek

Day 8 :Trek from Kothe to Tangnang (4,350m) 3-4 hours trek.

Day 9 :Acclimatization day, explore around.

Day 10 :Trek from Tangnang to Khare (5,045m) 2-3 hours trek.

Day 11 :Khare to Mera Base Camp (5,300m) 3-4 hours.

Day 12 :Mera Base Camp to high camp (5,780m) 4-5 hours.

Day 13 :Mera High Camp to Mera peak (Summit) (6,461m.) & return to Khare (5,045m.) 8-9 hours.

Day 14 :An extra day for Contingency in case of bad weather.

Day 15 :Trek from Khare to Kothe (3,600m.) 4-5 hours trek.

Day 16 :Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka; 5-6 hours trek

Day 17 :Trek from Thuli Kharka to Lukla (2,800m.) 6-7 hours trek

Day 18 :Flight to Kathmandu and we go for a farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 19 :Transfer to the airport for your onward flight home sweet home.

What is Included

  •     Private pick up and transfer as per the programmed itinerary.
  •     2 nights pre–trek and 1 night post–trek accommodation in Kathmandu at 2-3 Star hotel (or as agreed), with breakfast.
  •     Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley (as per the itinerary), with private transport, local guide and all entrance fees.
  •     3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, teas and coffees) for the duration of the trek.
  •     Twin share accommodation at best available guest house for the duration of the trek.
  •     1 experienced, fully trained, government licensed and English-speaking Senior Trekking Guide for the trek duration.
  •     Assistant Guides to offer support for the trek duration, as per the group size.  (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
  •     Sherpa porters to carry your luggage for the trek duration, as per the group size. (2 trekkers : 1 porter).
  •     Coverage of all expenses for the guide(s) and porters, i.e. food, accommodation, salary, equipment and transportation, plus insurance for all staff (as per state law).
  •     Well-experienced Climbing leader( Guide), assistant climbing leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide),cook and other helpers as per requirement for the climbing section including their salary, food, drinks, accommodation, equipment, transportation and flight.
  •     All required Personal and Group Climbing gear: Crampons, climbing rope, ice axe, roomer, harness, figure of eight, and carabineer.
  •     Camping equipment :Group mountaineering climbing and camping equipment for climbing part - high quality
  •     North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for camping and kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, kitchen equipment
  •     Return flights from Kathmandu to Lukla inclusive of all airport taxes.
  •     Access to comprehensive first aid medical kit for the trip duration. (Clients are advised to bring their own personal medical supplies as well).
  •     Sagarmatha National Park permits and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) permit and Island peak permit.
  •     1 Asia Adventure Nepal T-shirt, per person.
  •     Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
  •     All applicable government taxes.

What is Not Included

  • Entry Visa fees – 25USD for 15 day visa, 40USD for 30 day visa and 100USD for 3 month visa on entry into Nepal (correct at time of writing)
  • Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast (and in the case of early return from the mountain other than scheduled).
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks and laundry.
  • Personal medical and travel insurance and medical bills.
  • International air fares/ flights. (Fares and flights can be arranged upon request).
  • Hot shower during the trek.
  • Personal trekking and clinbing equipment and clothing.
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen.
  • Insurance to cover emergency helicopter evacuation.
  • Tips for guide, porters and drivers. (Tipping is expected, but not mandatory).
Start Date End Date Cost Status
03 April 2015 21 May 2015 Book

It is important to consider that internal flights to/from Lukla can be subject to disruption. Due to bad weather, flights can sometimes be delayed or even cancelled. Although such disruption is rare, we should be prepared for every eventuality, any time of the year, even in the peak trekking season. In case of flight cancellation it is therefore advised to bring extra money to cover costs of additional nights in Kathmandu, as this expense will not be included in your package. If you have to stay in Kathmandu longer than planned, you can of course enjoy other activities like cultural tours, rafting or shopping as you wish, and we can help to arrange this for you. For those travellers on a schedule that cannot be compromised, in case of flight disruption which is very rare, we can arrange an alternative trek to suit personal needs and time constraints.

Trip Facts

Duration: 22 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Challenginng

Trip Cost: On Request

Destination: Nepal

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