Mera Peak Climbing (6476m) - 17 Days

Mera Peak Climbing
Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration17 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Maximum Altitude 6476 m
  • Activity Peak Climbing
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Best Season February to May & September to Mid- December
Highlights
  • Spectacular Scenery: First, you get to experience some of the most spectacular scenery in the Himalayas on the way up to Mera Peak, with unobstructed views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.
  • Non-Technical Climbing: In contrast to other mountains in the area, Mera Peak is not particularly technical to scale, making it a good option for climbers who don't have a lot of expertise in the mountains.
  • Cultural Experience: The cultural experience is unique, as the path to the summit of Mera Peak passes through ancient Sherpa settlements and Buddhist monasteries.
  • Wilderness Experience: The ascent takes you through the isolated Hinku Valley, providing a truly wilderness experience
  • Summit Success: Reaching the top of Mera Peak, at an elevation of 6,476 meters (21,247 feet), is a tremendous achievement and a memory that can be treasured for a lifetime.
  • Physical Challenge: The climb is physically tough and challenging and it will test your physical and mental boundaries and reward you with a sense of accomplishment and growth.

With an altitude of 6476m, Mera Peak is among the highest trekking peaks in Nepal. It provides breathtaking panoramas of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, as well as other mighty peaks in the Everest region. It is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, located in the remote Hinku Valley of Sagarmatha National Park.

Many trekkers and mountaineers choose to summit Mera Peak who look for a strenuous Himalayan climbing adventure. Several of the world's tallest mountains, including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga, is seen from here.

Climbing experience is not necessary, as this is not a technically challenging route however climbers should be familiar with ice axes, crampons, and ropes. Including both ways to and from Lukla, the average ascent takes between 17 and 20 days.

Mera Peak is at its most accessible and least snowy in the months of February, March, April, May, and September to Mid-December. Climbers, however, should keep in mind that mountain weather is often unpredictable, and that they should always pack accordingly.

To ensure a safe and successful climb, Moon Himalaya Adventures hires an experienced climbing guide.

ItineraryDay to Day Itinerary
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Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, a representative from Moon Himalaya Adventure will be at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. You will have a pre-trek briefing with your guide. Our guide will check the gear required for the Mera Peak climbing. If any gear is missed out, then you can get it on the same day or the next day.

  • Accommodation:Hotel

On your second day, you can visit world heritage sites such as Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square around the Kathmandu valley, and more. Also if you need anything for Mera Peak Climbing you can buy around thamel.

  • Accommodation:Hotel

You will take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. The flight will be an unforgettable experience. You will be treated to a breathtaking view of the Himalayan range and the green hills during the flight. Lukla is the gateway to Everest and the adventures associated with the Everest region. Upon arrival at Lukla we will head to Paiya which is the final destination for the day. The trail to Paiya passes through rhododendron forests on the way down to the village of Surke and Pakhepani. You will spend a night at Paiya in a Lodge.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2840m
  • Duration:4-5 hrs

After finishing breakfast in Paiya, you'll leave the village and continue your hike along the trails. You will start by going downhill until you reach a short wooden bridge, which you will cross. From here on, the trails are slippery until you reach Kari La Pass so walk slowly and carefully. After crossing, you will head downhill through a forest of rhododendrons and across traditional Nepali terrain till we reach the settlement of Pangkoma. The inhabitants of this village primarily make their living through farming and trading. Discover the local culture while strolling the village.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2850m
  • Duration:5-6 hrs

After an hour of climbing through Sherpa village, we reach the Pangkoma La pass, at 3210m, from which we have a magnificent view of Mera Peak. In the meantime, we'll continue to travel through agricultural areas, so you can expect to observe the daily life style of villagers. As we make our way through pine and rhododendron forests, ultimately descent to Sibuche, the south face of Mera Peak, 6064m, and Naulekh Peak rises over us. We will have lunch at the Sibuje before heading to Ningsow.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2745m
  • Duration:4-5 hrs

After breakfast at Ningsow, beginning our hike we face a slightly steep elevation to Ramailo Dada, and then a more gradual climb from there. Since we'll be trekking through the forests for much of the day, we'll have to bring our lunch with us. After many climbs and descents through a rhododendron and bamboo forest, our path today begins to head north. Many times, we take a suspension bridge across the clear waters of the Hinku (Inkhu) Khola.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3150m
  • Duration:7-8 hrs

We begin our hike through the bamboo and pine forests after breakfast. After making your way slowly down the trails, you'll reach Majang Khola and use the small road to get across to the oak and juniper forest on the other side. Continuing downstream, the Hinku Valley opens out, and we take in the magnificent sight of Mera Peak in the distance. Moving on from there, you pass Trashing Dingman on your way to lunch. You then travel to Thakthor, and from there to Inkhu Khola, which takes you to the ridge of the river. From here, the path ascends and descends until you reach Kothe. This beautiful village is starting point for trekkers aiming to ascend Mera Peak which offers a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayas.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3600m
  • Duration:6-7 hrs

Today, after having breakfast, we will hike along the ridge of Hinku Khola. While we hike, Mera Peak and other snowy peaks will surround us on all sides. Until you reach Gondishung, you'll be hiking under the shadow of Mera Peak. An old monastery is found in Gondishung, a summer home for herders. At Gondishung you will have lunch and continue forward, passing a 200-year-old gompa situated in the cleft of a large rock.

You will come across a rock that has the route to Mera Peak and an image of the peak carved into it. If you keep hiking up the trails, you'll reach a ridge where you can get a great view of both Mera Peak and Kusum Kanguru. You continue your hike uphill, taking in the scenery, until you reach Thangnak. Thangnak is a small town where yaks and other livestock spend the summer months grazing.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4350m
  • Duration:4-5 hrs

We will begin our walk for the day after having breakfast. North of Thangnak, at a glacier lake called Sabai Tsho, the path crosses a pile of stones. The grassy Dig Kharka, reached through the lateral slope of Dig Glacier, provides a panoramic view of Charpate Himal. The hike takes you over moraines and up to the glacier terminus where you can see Hinku Nup and Shar. The final ascent to Khare village is the only challenging part with a steep ascent. If you have the time and stamina, you can get used to the altitude by taking a stroll up the grassy ridge behind the village.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:5045m
  • Duration:4-5 hrs

A full day has been set out for you to rest and get used to the new environment. We spend the day at Khare exploring in order to acclimate and work on our climbing skills with our guide. Basic climbing instruction and familiarization with essential climbing gear including the ascender, descender, crampon, ice axes, rope technique, and carabiners will be provided by our guides of Moon Himalaya Adventure. After your practice, you can go for a hike to the nearby hills to gain altitude. Hiking up the beautiful slope above the glacier is the preferable choice if you have the time. Magnificent vistas of the surrounding mountains and valleys may be seen from this viewpoint.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge

You will start your hike to Mera High Camp after breakfast. The hike begins with a strenuous ascent through a rocky area to the Mera La (5,400 m) and then proceeds to the Mera Glacier. From here, you will make use of your crampons and make your way across the massive glacier. To get to Mera Base Camp, you'll need to descend the trail while passing between the moraine and glacier on the northern side. From here, you will make your way gently up to High Camp from the base camp. You should be very careful as you will find crevasses along the route. From here, you'll be making your way through a rocky area as you make your way up to High Camp.

The south faces of Lotshe, Nuptse, Chamlang, and Baruntse as well as Mt. Everest are all visible from High Camp, along with Makalu, Kanchanjunga, and Cho Oyu. The path to the peak is also clearly visible.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent
  • Max Altitude:5780m
  • Duration:5-6 hrs

Today it is marked as a momentous day since it is the day you will ascend to the summit of Mera. In order to begin our summit ascent of Mera Peak, we will wake you up at 2 am (or earlier) with hot tea and high-energy food. If there has been recent snowfall, you need to take extra precautions because there will be many crevasses. Attaching to a fixed rope set by your guide at the base of the final steep ascent, you'll use your ice axe and jumar to make the final 40 meters (around 50 degrees) to the top of Mera Peak. When you make it to the top of Mera Peak, you'll be greeted by a breathtaking panorama of snow-capped mountains.

From the summit, you can enjoy the most spectacular view of Mt. Everest (8,848m.86m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7,129m) Ama Dablam (6,812m) Kangtega (6,779m) and many peaks over six thousand too. After spending some time at the top of Mera Peak, you'll make your way back to Khare by retracing our steps.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Logde
  • Max Altitude:6464m
  • Duration:8-9 hrs

The trip is not yet over, therefore you should get up early and have breakfast to start your walk for the day. The journey then proceeds back to Kothe from Khare. Since you will be descending today, it is important to monitor your walk to avoid twisting an ankle on the rocky surface that we will be walking on. The journey down to Kothe, however, is a stunning one, full of amazing views.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:4-5 hrs

There will be uphill and downhill sections on today's hike. After moving from Kothe, we will be ascending through a rhododendron forest to reach Tuli Kharka, which is located on the western side of the Hinku Valley. From Thuli Kharka, we can see the entire Mera range, including the North and Central Mera as well as the South Mera.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:5-6 hrs

Today is the last day of the walk of our Mera Peak Climb. The Zatrawa La pass, at 4,610 meters, is reached after a two-hour, strenuous climb from Thuli Kharka, from which we can see the Hinku wilderness and the peak we just ascended. We will descend our way back to Lukla from the top of Zatrawa La pass. We will finish the day by celebrating our accomplishment of summiting Mera Peak.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:6-7 hrs

From Lukla, we will fly back to Kathmandu in the early morning. The trip takes about 35 minutes and offers spectacular views of the Mountains. After landing safely at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either relax at the hotel or have fun exploring Kathmandu at your own pace.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Lodge

You will be transferred to the airport by a member of Moon Himalaya Adventure in accordance with your international flight's departure time.

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    Cost DetailsWhat's Included
    • Airport pick up and drop
    • Three-night hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla to Kathmandu for client.
    • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
    • Accommodation during the trekking.
    • Makalu Barun National Park entry fee.
    • Mera Peak climbing permit fee.
    • Trekkers’ Information Management system (TIMS) card.
    • Group equipment (Fixed rope, Main rope, Snow bar, Ice screw, Rock Piton)
    • Sleeping Tent, Kitchen Tent, Dinning Tent
    • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla to Kathmandu for guide.
    • One expert government license holder Mountain guide.
      (For 1 to 4 clients there will be 1 guide)
    • For 2 clients there will be 1 Porter.
      (The baggage of 1 client should be 12 to 15 kg only)
    • Cook for climbing period at high camp.
    • Food, accommodation, salary, climbing insurance and equipment of Guide
    • Food, accommodation, salary and trekking insurance of porter.
    • Food, accommodation, salary and trekking insurance of Cook.
    • First aid kit.
    • All necessary government taxes.
    • Certificate of accomplishment of Mera peak.
    • Office service charge.
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by client Travel insurance company.
    What's Excluded
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Client travel insurance.
    • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtain upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, requires 2 copies of passport size photos)
    • All kind of drinks (mineral water/coke/fanta and alcoholic beverage) during the trekking
    • Hot shower, Battery charge, Wifi during the trek
    • Entry fees in Monastries, temples, Museum.
    • Your personal expenses, shopping, donation to monasteries and school, wifi, laundry etc
    • Tips for guide, porter and cook.
    • Things that goes beyond cost inclusive.
    Useful InformationGood to Know
    • Physical Preparation: Climbing Mera Peak requires a good level of fitness and endurance, so it's important to prepare yourself physically before attempting the climb. This may include regular cardio exercise, strength training, and acclimatization hikes at high altitudes.
    • Altitude Sickness: Altitude sickness is a common concern for climbers attempting Mera Peak. It's important to acclimatize properly and take necessary precautions to avoid altitude sickness, such as drinking plenty of water, resting when needed, and taking medication if recommended by a doctor.
    • Weather: The weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, and conditions can change quickly. It's important to pack appropriate clothing and gear for a range of weather conditions, including warm layers, waterproof jackets and pants, and sturdy boots.
    • Medical History: Please let us know if you have any medical history that might bring complication in your Mera Peak climbing such as knee or leg sprain, fractures, major surgeries or other serious health concern.

    • Medication: Please inform us about your medicine that you use daily so that our guide can timely remind you about your medicines.

    • Insurance: For Mera Peak climbing you require travel insurance that covers high-altitude climbing and emergency medical evacuation in case of an accident or illness during the climb.
    Equipments InformationThings to Know

    Upper Body:

    • Warm hat
    • Buff
    • Sun Hat or Cap 
    •  Lightweight gloves or liner gloves (1 pair)
    • Gore tex Shell gloves (1 pair)
    • Waterproof outer glove (1 pair)
    • Light and trekking weight thermal tops (2 to 3)
    • T-shirts or trekking shirts (2 to 3)
    • Soft shell or Fleece Jacket (2)
    • Light and Breathable waterproof jacket with hood (1)
    • Down Jacket (1)

    Lower Body:

    • Thermal base layers (2 to 3)
    • Trekking pants (2 to 3)
    • Soft shell wind proof Heavy weight hiking trousers (1)
    • Waterproof/ Rain pants (1)
    • Light Hiking shorts (2)
    • Warm Trekking socks (4 to 5 pairs)
    • Thick wool socks to wear during night (2 Pairs)
    • Waterproof Trekking Boots (1 pair)
    • Lightweight sandle (1 pair)

    Climbing gear:

    • Mountaineering boots
    • Crampons
    • Ice axe
    • Climbing harness
    • Climbing helmet
    • Carabiners and quickdraws
    • Ascender and descender devices
    • Climbing ropes
    • Prusik cord
    • Personal anchor system

    Other essential items:

    • Backpack (40 to 50 Ltr)
    • Sleeping bag 
    • Sleeping bag inner
    • Headlamp with extra batteries
    • Polarized Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Trekking poles
    • Water bottles or hydration system
    • First aid kit
    • Sunscreen with SPF 50+and lip balm
    • Personal toiletries and medications
    • Camera and extra batteries

     

    FAQsMera Peak Climbing (6476m) - 17 Days FAQs
    • Climbing Mera Peak is considered a non-technical climb, but it does require a good level of fitness and some prior experience with ice axes, crampons, and ropes. The climb involves steep ascents and requires stamina and endurance. However, with proper training and preparation, climbers of varying skill levels can attempt the climb.

    • While prior climbing experience is not required to climb Mera Peak, it's recommended that climbers have some experience with ice axes, crampons, and ropes. Climbers should also have a good level of fitness and endurance to handle high altitude and strenuous climbing.

    • The best time to climb Mera Peak is from February to May and September to mid - December when the weather is stable and visibility is good. During these months, the days are typically sunny and clear, and the temperatures are mild.

    • Yes, climbing Mera Peak requires a permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. The cost of the permit varies depending on the season.

    • Yes, hiring a guide is mandatory to climb Mera Peak.

    • Climbers need to bring their own personal climbing gear, such as boots, harnesses, helmets, and sleeping bags, while the Moon Himalaya Adventure provides technical equipment such as ropes and ice axes. It's important to ensure that all gear is of high quality and in good condition, as the climb involves challenging terrain and extreme conditions.

    • During the trek, accommodation is usually in tea houses, which are basic but comfortable lodges. Camp will be set in Mera High Camp where you will stay in Tents.

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