Mera Peak

Mera Peak Climbing

Trip Fact

5 Based on 4 Reviews
  • duration-icon
    Duration 16 Days
  • activities-icon
    Activities Climbing and Expedition
  • tripgrade-icon
    Trip Grade Challenging
  • groupsize-icon
    Group Size 2-20 Pax
  • startendpoint-icon
    Start-End Point Kathmandu-Kathmandu
  • maxaltitude-icon
    Max-Altitude 6,461m
  • besttime-icon
    Best Time Spring and Autumn
  • accomodation-icon
    Accomodation Lodge / Camping

Trip Overview

Mera Peak Climbing takes us to the top of a big mountain called Mera Peak in Nepal. It’s really tall, about 6,461 meters (21,190 feet) high. The best time to climb Mera Peak is in the spring and autumn when you can see amazing views of the Himalayan mountains. You can see five really tall peaks from the top, like Everest.

Climbing Mera Peak is a good choice if you have some experience with mountains. It’s a tough climb because it’s so high, but you don’t need to be really good at climbing. Plus, the guides from Get Nepal Treks will teach you some basic climbing skills before we go to the top.

Trip Highlight

  • Climb Nepal's highest trekking peak with skilled local Sherpas.
  • Follow the 16-day route to reach the top of Mera Peak.
  • Hike through Khumbu Valley and the not-so-often visited Hinku Valley.
  • Along the way, cross a pretty mountain pass called Zatrwa La and go past many glaciers.
  • The path to the summit is simple with not much tricky climbing.
  • Enjoy amazing views of five huge 8,000-meter peaks from the top: Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu.

Itinerary

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When you see the big Himalayan mountains in Nepal from the airplane, we’ll be waiting for you at the airport. We’ll take you to your hotel in a car and help you check-in. After your long plane ride, you can take a rest in your hotel room.

In the evening, we’ll invite you to a nice dinner to say hello and get to know each other better before our adventure starts. Furthermore, we will provide relevant instruction on Mera Peak Climbing.

Kathmandu is Nepal’s old capital city with lots of ancient art, temples, and buildings. A must-do thing in Nepal is a tour of Kathmandu. So, on the second day of the Mera Peak Climbing trip, we plan a city tour. There are many important places to see like Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swyambhunath Stupa. These places are important for their history and culture, but you can’t visit them all in one day. You can choose 3 or 4 places to visit. It’s a special day when you’ll feel like you’re going back in time.

After the city tour, you can go shopping in Thamel, which is a great place for trekkers and climbers to buy things. Finally, you’ll go back to your hotel for the night before the real adventure begins.

Get ready for your Mera Peak adventure! It all starts with a short 45-minute flight to Lukla (2800m), which is super exciting. During the flight, you’ll see the amazing Himalayan mountains and lush green hills.

But hold on tight because landing at Lukla airport can be a bit scary. It’s one of the world’s most dangerous airports. After you land safely, you’ll get a permit to enter some special areas.

From Lukla, you’ll head east to Chhuthang (3020m). Along the way, you’ll pass small Sherpa villages and see Buddhist Mani walls and Prayer wheels. Then, you’ll go through a thick forest of Rhododendron and Pine trees. It’s a bit tricky with many trails, so stick with your group and guide. Just follow the streams, and you’ll reach Chhutang, your final stop.

After breakfast in Chhuthang, you’ll head to Tuli Kharkha (4,600m). On the way, you’ll encounter a steep hill. This is the first tough climb of your Mera Peak journey, and you’ll put in a lot of effort to reach the top of Zatrawala Pass (4,600m).

From there, you’ll see amazing views of mountains like Kongdi Ri, Karyolang Peak, Number Himal, Lumding Himal, and more. Afterward, you’ll descend to Thuli Kharka via Chattre for about 1 to 2 hours. Along the trail, you’ll pass through Yak pastures, and seeing Yaks grazing in such a beautiful place is incredible.

The last part of your trek will be enjoyable with more breathtaking views. Your exciting trekking day will end when you reach Thuli Kharka, a big pasture with some basic tea houses. You’ll spend the night in one of the lodges.

After breakfast in Thuli Kharka, you’ll head to Kothe (4,182m). Today’s path takes you into the Hinku Valley in the Khumbu region. You’ll start with a gentle descent, enjoying mountain views. The trail will have some ups and downs, but you’ll love it as you walk through the lush forests of Rhododendrons, Pines, and Oaks.

When you enter the Hinku Valley, you’ll see Mera Peak and other snowy peaks in the Everest area, and it’s an amazing sight. After this view, there’s a bit of a steep hill to descend, so be careful not to slip.

It won’t take long to get to the Hinku River’s edge. Kothe is just up one more hill from there. It’s a peaceful place with some tea houses and beautiful wilderness. You’ll have a great time in Kothe.

After a night in Kothe, it’s time to continue the Mera Peak Climbing journey. Today’s goal is Thangnak, and you’ll walk along the Hinku River’s edge. This river-hugging path leads to Gondishung, where you’ll stop for lunch.

A short walk from Gondishung takes you to a two-hundred-year-old Buddhist Gompa called Lungsumgba Gompa. It’s believed that lighting a shrine here brings success in Mera Peak Climbing. Around noon, you’ll find a rock art that shows Mera Peak. Take some pictures before heading to Thangnak (4,326m).

The trail from here is easier, so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery with less effort. You’ll reach Thangnak with minimal effort and plenty of great views. Thangnak is a pasture where locals bring their Yaks in the summer, and there are basic tea houses for Mera Peak climbers to eat and stay overnight.

The Mera Peak climbing path goes from Thangnak to Khare. It’s a bit tough because you’ll cross steep moraine trails, starting from Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, where you’ll be close to Charpate Himal. This trail takes you very close to Hinku Nap and Shar glaciers, so be careful, as glacier paths are challenging.

Next, you’ll face a steep hill climb that leads to Khare. This climb is even steeper than before, so keep some energy in reserve. After 3 to 4 hours of uphill trekking, you’ll reach Khare, where you can see lots of Mera Peak views. Khare is a place for acclimatization in the Mera Peak climbing plan, so you’ll spend another day here tomorrow.

Having a day for acclimatization is crucial for high-altitude adventures, especially for peak expeditions like Mera Peak climbing. You can’t just rush to the summit without taking time to adjust to the altitude. Going too fast can lead to altitude sickness, which is a risk when you’re above 5,000 meters. Mera Peak goes even higher, reaching 6,476 meters at the summit.

Your body needs time to get used to these altitudes, so that’s why there’s a rest and acclimatization day in the Mera Peak climbing plan at Khare, which is the starting point for Mera Base Camp. During this day, you’ll stay in Khare and let your body adapt to the higher altitudes.

Each day gets you closer to Mera Peak. Early in the morning, you’ll leave Khare to reach Mera High Camp (5300m), passing through Mera Base Camp. This part of the journey is tougher and more technical. You’ll trek on the steep Mera glacier, which is more challenging than regular trails.

Glacier paths are trickier to walk on. You’ll need to reach the top of the glacier to get to Mera Peak High Camp. Once you arrive at Mera High Camp, your Sherpa team will set up camping equipment and prepare food. This marks the beginning of several nights of camping on your Mera Peak adventure.

You’ll rest at the campsite created by your team and enjoy delicious food. Sleeping under the open, starry sky is a special experience. Rest well because tomorrow is another important day of the expedition.

The weather up in the mountains can be tricky. It’s the same with Mera Peak – you can’t always count on good weather in the high Everest area. If the weather is good, we’ll try to reach the summit today. But if it’s bad, we’ll wait for another day. So, this day is like a backup plan in case the weather isn’t good when we’re supposed to climb. If everything has gone well so far, we’ll stick to our trek schedule as planned.

This is the big day of Mera Peak Climbing – you’ll reach the summit! You’ll need to start early, around 2 AM, with all your climbing gear ready. The goal is to reach the summit before noon because strong winds can make it harder after that.

After breakfast, you’ll follow your experienced guide. Climbing to the summit isn’t too technically challenging, especially with our guides to help. When you get to the top, you’ll be amazed by the views of several super tall mountains like Mt Everest, Mt Cho Oyu, and Mt Makalu.

It’s a moment of huge success, and you’ll celebrate before coming back to Khare for the night. Your dream of months has finally come true.

After conquering the summit and coming back to Khare, it’s time to head to Kothe. On the way, you’ll pass through Thangnak, where you stayed earlier during your journey. But this time, you won’t stay there because Kothe is just a 3 to 4-hour trek away.

The path mostly goes downhill, which is easier and faster to walk. As you go from Khare to Kothe, you’ll notice that you’re descending to lower altitudes. Most of your walk will be through thick forests of Oak, Pine, and Rhododendron trees. Going downhill through this lush greenery will make you enjoy retracing the trail.

After a good breakfast in Kothe, you’ll head to Thuli Kharka. Unlike the previous day, today involves more uphill trekking than downhill. You’ll walk through forested trails toward the western side of Hinku Valley. Thuli Kharka is near the Hinku Valley and reachable after a 5 to 6-hour walk from Kothe.

This is your second visit to Thuli Kharka, and you’ll have a great time. If you missed any mountain views last time, now’s your chance to see them. Thuli Kharkha offers fantastic views of Mera Central and its other sides. Enjoy the Mera Peak views before moving on from this place.

Today is the final day of your Mera Peak climbing journey, and it’s going to be a fun one. You’ll leave Thuli Kharka and reach Lukla all in one day. Before you get to Lukla, you’ll go through Zatrawala Pass again. First, you’ll climb up the pass, and from there, you can see most of the Everest peaks. The views will amaze you.

After about 6 hours of retracing your steps, you’ll arrive in Lukla. Tomorrow, you’re scheduled to take a flight back to Kathmandu. So, this is your last day in the peaceful Lukla and Everest region. Make the most of your last night in Lukla.

Your stay in Lukla comes to an end as you catch an early flight back to Kathmandu. In just 45 minutes, you’ll be in Kathmandu, enjoying the view from above. Our team will take you to your hotel. Since you’ll arrive in Kathmandu before noon, you’ll have time for a city tour.

You can use this time to see any sights you missed earlier. Alternatively, you can relax in your hotel bed and rest after the long journey.

We’ll make sure you get to the airport on time, usually about three hours before your flight, depending on when it leaves. If you have extra time, we can suggest fun things to do, or you can go explore on your own if you want.

As we say goodbye for now, we hope you had a great time on your trip. Until we meet again for more adventures, take care and travel safely!

Includes/Excludes

  • Essential equipment
  • Domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and back to Kathmandu.
  • Basic first aid supplies and emergency evacuation arrangements.
  • A licensed guide and porter to carry a portion of your gear.
  • The cost of international flights to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance, including emergency medical and evacuation coverage.
  • Expenses for items like personal snacks, beverages (other than water), souvenirs, and additional meals in Kathmandu.
  • Additional Gear
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and teahouse staff.
  • The cost of obtaining a visa for Nepal.
  • Personal Medications

Reviews

Sara (Usa)

Amazing Kathmandu Full Day City Tour with Raj

Our full day city tour in Kathmandu was nothing short of spectacular, thanks to our knowledgeable guide, Raj. We explored four UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Swayambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath stupa.
Overall, Raj’s exceptional guiding skills, combined with his deep understanding of Kathmandu’s heritage, made this tour unforgettable. I highly recommend this experience to anyone looking to explore the rich cultural tapestry of Kathmandu.

Hany M (Australia)

Unforgettable experience!

I cannot express my gratitude adequately for the exceptional 14-day Everest Base Camp trek organized by Get Nepal Treks and Tours. Our guide, who was both knowledgeable and enjoyable to be around, meticulously explained every aspect of the journey and took great care of us throughout. The guide, along with their lovely assistant, added an extra layer of specialness to our experience. I extend my heartfelt thanks to Get Nepal Treks and the entire team for their remarkable support. The unforgettable farewell party served as the perfect conclusion to this incredible journey. I eagerly anticipate my next adventure with them in Nepal!

Prash (India)

Amazing experience!!!

Great Views and Amazing experience. Trek was strenuous, Guides made it easier. They provided us with great guidance, clean water and amazing food. They helped us organize the trip and provided great support. Get Nepal Treksand Tour is the best!!!

Theresa R (USA)

Great company to book with

We had an incredible experience on this trek during the off-season. It was important for us to select a Nepali company for our adventure, and they took care of all the logistics, making the entire journey exceptionally smooth. Our guide and porter were not only incredibly skilled but also provided us with unwavering support throughout the entire trek. If you have the option, we highly recommend requesting their services when booking your trek. We are already looking forward to returning for another adventure!

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