Mera Peak Climbing - 20 Days

About Mera Peak Climbing

Located in the Mahalangur Range of Himalayas, Mera Peak is one of the most famous trekking peaks in Nepal. Moreover, Mera Peak is also the tallest trekking peak in Nepal. Despite its high elevation, climbing Mera Peak is suitable for someone with less climbing experience because the route to the summit does not involve technical climbing. The trail is less trodden with gradual ascent as well. Climbed first in 1953, the sensational view from the summit of this peak has drawn uncountable numbers of climbers over the years.

Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,129 m), Mt. Kongde (6,187 m), Kusum Kanguru (6,367 m), etc can be seen during the journey. You will be exploring the picturesque Hinku Valley and pass by lovely Sherpa villages, where you will have a glimpse of their daily lifestyle and culture. On the way, you will come across ancient monasteries, stupas, prayer wheels, and many streams. Mera Peak Climbing lets you have a lifetime experience and take you far away from the bustle of the city.

Mera Peak Climbing itinerary is crafted professionally making sure the trail is adventurous and attractive. During Mera Peak Climbing 20 Days with us, you will be getting full board support. To know about Mera Peak Climbing cost or other information, feel free to send us a message.

Variation & Custom Itinerary

You can add Everest Base Camp Trek or Gokyo Lake Trek in the journey if you have some extra days to travel. Both of these trails are very adventurous and famous. We also create a custom Mera Peak Climbing package on request. Contact us to know more about tailor-made service.

Highlights

  • Take a scenic flight in and out of Lukla
  • Trek through love villages and lush forests
  • Experience daily lifestyle and culture of Sherpa people
  • Adventurous yet easy trail
  • Get to see stunning landscape and breath-taking views of Himalayan mountains
  • Scale Mera Peak
  • Cross Zatrwa La Pass

Itinerary

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Your adventurous trip in Nepal begins with your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, where one of our team members will welcome you and take you to the hotel. In the evening, you meet with other team members over welcome dinner and stroll on the vibrant streets of Thamel.

  • Hotel
  • Welcome dinner

You will go on a guided sightseeing tour today. The tour begins with a visit to the holy Pashupatinath Temple and then the largest stupa of Nepal, Boudhnath Stupa. From here, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and end your tour at the famous Monkey Temple. Later, in the late afternoon, you prepare for the trek and meet with your trek guide.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

You will take an early morning flight to Lukla, the starting point of the trek. From here, you will begin trekking towards Paiya. The trail passes through lush forest and crosses a bridge over Hand Khola. Further, passing through Surke village, you continue trekking and cross Chutok La Pass. The trail then descends to Paiya, where you will be stopping for the night.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Paiya, the trail descends to a small bridge and moves towards Kari La Pass. Walking on a slippery path, you cross the pass and walk through dense rhododendron & bamboo forest. Further, the trail follows a narrow path and takes you to Pangkoma village.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Leaving Pangkoma behind, you ascend towards Pangkoma La Pass. Crossing the pass, you gradually ascend in the north direction. You then cross Peseng Kharka Khola and reach Peseng Kharka Danda. Further, crossing Ningsow Khola, you reach Ningsow village for a night stay.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After a few ascends and descends, you reach Ramailo Danda. From here, you get to see fantastic views of Mera Peak and other mountains. The trail then enters Makalu Barun National Park and walking on the Pasang Lhamu Path, you reach Chhatra Khola. You might get to see a red panda on this path.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After having a warm breakfast, you begin trekking on the main trail that leads to Mera Peak Base Camp. Walking along the Majang Khola, you move alongside Hinku Khola. The trail moves straight to Tashing Ongma and crosses a bridge over Sanu Khola to reach Kothe.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail moves along Hinku Khola and takes you to Gondinshung. Here, you will take a small lunch break and continue trekking towards Thaknak. On the way, you will come across a 200-years-old Lungsumgba Gompa and head to Thakank for a night stay.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today is a rest day in Thaknak for acclimatization. It is very important to acclimate your body during the high altitude journey for a successful trip. You will explore the village and go on a hike to nearby areas.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Thaknak, you trek following the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka. The trail offers breath-taking views of Charpate Himal. Climbing through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers, you ascend steeply to reach Khare, which is also called Mera Peak Base Camp.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today, you spend the day relaxing and exploring around the base camp. You will go on a short excursion to a nearby hill to acclimatize yourself. Later, in the day, the team leader will give basic climbing training and teach you proper use of gears.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail moves along the boulder-strewn field and further joins a steep path towards the Mera Peak High Camp. You ascend to the Mera La Pass and then to the high camp. On the way, you have to cross several crevasses. Upon reaching the high camp, you get to see spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Baruntse, etc.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

You begin ascending towards the summit of Mera Peak today. The climbing begins around 2 AM to make sure you reach the summit timely and return safely. From the high camp, you walk on a glacier to a peculiar ridge. Slowly the altitude increases and the air gets thinner making the climbing tough. You might use the fixed rope as you approach the summit. After spending some time at the top of the mountain, you descend back to base camp for night stay.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

It is an extra day that can be used in case of bad weather or emergency. If not, you can use this to spend one more night on the base camp.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From the base camp (Khare), the trail descends following the same path as before. You get to see striking mountain views on the way to Kothe.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail from Kothe ascends and descends crossing several tributaries of Inkhu Khola. You will reach Taktho and continue walking. Further passing by a chorten, you descend on a steep trail and then ascend to reach Thuli Kharka.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

You begin trekking early in the morning. The trail gradually ascends to Zatrwa La Pass. From the top of the pass, you can see excellent views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Numbur Himal, Kongde Peak, Kusum Kanguru, and others. Further, the trail drops down to Chutang and heads to Lukla.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today, you fly back to Kathmandu early in the morning. After reaching Kathmandu, you move to the hotel. The remaining day is leisure.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

It is an extra day in Kathmandu. You can spend the day exploring tourist sites and the local market. Shop souvenirs and enjoy delicious lunch as per your taste. Later, in the late evening, you meet with other team members for the last farewell dinner.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & farewell dinner

You fly back to your home today. One of our team members will drop you at the airport as per your flight departure time.

  • Breakfast only

Useful Information

Mera Peak Climbing route

Mera Peak Climbing package is precisely designed to let you explore not a very crowded part of the Khumbu region at a steady pace. A thrilling flight from Kathmandu will take you to Lukla, the starting point of the trek. From here, you will head south of the Lukla towards the gorgeous Hinku Valley and return via Zatra La Pass. This is the opposite route of what usually trekkers go through. During the trek, you will pass by lovely mountain villages and dense forests. From Mera Peak Base Camp, you ascend to the Mera High Camp and reach the summit.

Mera Peak Climbing difficulty & Altitude Sickness

Mera Peak Climbing 20 Days is no doubt a difficult climbing journey in the Himalayas, however the peak does not involve many technical sections. Therefore, climbing Mera Peak is an ideal option for those with minimal climbing skills. The elevation of the peak makes the climbing challenging. Likewise, you will also be crossing Zatrwa La Pass, which also demands good physical fitness. You have to be in good shape and health to go on Mera Peak Climbing.

The high altitude during the Mera Peak Climbing can trigger altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness. This generally happens if your body is not properly acclimatized with the increased altitude. Therefore, we have made our Mera Peak Climbing itinerary, including ample rest days and constant gain in the elevation. Keeping yourself hydrated is very important to avoid AMS.

Best time to go on Mera Peak Climbing

March to April and September to November is the best time to go on Mera Peak Climbing. These are the months that have the most stable weather and moderate climate, which is perfect for climbing mountains in the Himalayas. Likewise, you will get to see a range of flora and vegetation on the trail during this time of the year. December to February and May to July is not a good time to embark on this journey.

Accommodation & Meals

You stay overnight in lodges during Mera Peak Climbing. We will reserve the best possible lodge for you. The lodge here offers quite a basic facility. The rooms are twin-shared with usually common washrooms. There are not many services available in the lodge, and as the elevation will increase, the facilities will also get limited & expensive. While climbing, you stay overnight in tents, which is carried by the crew. All the necessities are also carried along to make sure you are having comfortable stay on base camp and above.

Three meals a day are provided during the trek. The meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge. The best thing is that this part of the Himalayan trail offers quite a range of food options. You can get rice, curries, porridge, pudding, soups, momo, noodles, pasta, bread, meat, egg, etc. There are also numerous teashops throughout the trail, so you can buy snacks as well, however the price may be more expensive than the city.

Communication & Electricity

Both hydroelectricity and solar electricity can be seen in the villages. Facilities like hot showers and charging may or may not be available in some lodges. Also, you might have to pay a few extra bucks to use these services. Therefore, carrying a couple of extra batteries will always come handy. Likewise, communication and internet availability depends on altitude. The higher you go, the weaker network gets. For safety and to report at the base camp and city office, your team leader will be equipped with a satellite phone.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join Mera Peak Climbing 20 Days. The unseen circumstance and unpredictable weather in the Himalayas can be dangerous. Having reliable travel insurance will help you get medical and hospital facilities on time, and in the worst case, can save your life through air evacuation. Do know that you have to take out travel insurance in your own country as Nepal does not allow travel insurance to foreigners.

Guide & Porter

A successful climb in the Himalayas does depend on the team leader and the carriers who accompany you throughout the journey. We provide some of the best and active climbers during climbing. You will be accompanied by mountaineers who have climbed Mera Peak numerous times before and are well known with the trail. They are well trained and friendly.

Environmental Contribution

Climbing can harm the environment if not done with proper measures. We Adventure Small World uses several measures during our trips to make sure our venture is not harming nature. We run eco-friendly and sustainable treks and climbing. All our equipment is eco-friendly, and we also encourage local business by promoting them. Moreover, we also run a small organization that funds education for children from marginal mountain families.