Mera Peak Climbing - 18 Days

Mera Peak is (6,461m/21,190ft) and is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. At this altitude the oxygen content of air is less than half of what it is at sea level – for this reason we would not recommend you take on Mera as your first high-altitude trek. You need to understand how your body acclimatises to altitude before taking on a climb like Mera Peak.

Mera Peak Climbing takes us to the summit of Mera Peak (6,461m/21,190ft) which is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. We ascend Mera Peak preferably during the spring and autumn seasons as it’s the best time to climb the mountain for its astonishing views of the Himalayan Vista. Five 8,000m peaks are visible from the summit including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Kanchenjunga.

Mera Peak Climbing is an excellent option for anyone with moderate mountaineering experience. It is a challenging trekking peak due to its elevation, but the technical mountaineering skills requirement is very basic. Besides, Adventure Connexion’s trained Sherpa guides will provide us with a basic mountaineering training before the actual summit.

  • Climb the highest “trekking peak” in Nepal
  • View Cho Oyu (26,906 ft), Everest (29,028 ft), Makalu (27,765 ft) from the summit
  • Trek through the wild and remote Hinku and Hongu Valleys
  • Enjoy the pink, purple, red, and white Rhododendrons in bloom (in spring)

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft). Transfer to hotel.

Day 2
Full day Kathmandu city sightseeing

Day 3
Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730m/8,956ft): 40 mins flight, 5-6 hours trek

Day 4
Trek Paiya to Panggom (2,846m/9,337ft): 5-6 hours

Day 5
Trek Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m/9,393ft): 4-5 hours

Day 6
Trek Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft): 7-8 hours

Day 7
Trek Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft): 6-7 hours

Day 8
Trek Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft): 3-4 hours

Day 9
Trek Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hours

Day 10
Khare: Acclimatization and pre–climb training

Day 11
Trek Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 6-7 hours

Day 12
Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft): 8-9 hours

Day 13
Reserve Day for Contingency

Day 14
Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hours

Day 15
Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4,300 m/14,107ft): 5-6 hours

Day 16
Thuli Kharla to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass: 6-7 hours

Day 17
Fly to Kathmandu

Day 18
Final departure from Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Adventure Connexion’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Mera Peak climbing permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All government and local taxes

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
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Frequently asked Questions

How difficult is Mera Peak?

Although Mera Peak is very high, it is a straightforward climb involving glacier travel, and only a basic level of mountaineering skill is required. You will use crampons and ice axe, but there is plenty of time at the base of the mountain to learn these skills.

However, because of the altitude, the trek is still very difficult and requires a high level of fitness. You must also ensure you walk slowly, hydrate well, eat as much as you can and give yourself the best chance of arriving for summit night in good physical condition.

How long does it take to climb Mera Peak?

The climb to the summit of Mera Peak starts gradually, and much depends on weather conditions. Once we leave high camp usually at 2am it should take 5/6 hours to reach the summit.

How many days do I need to climb Mera Peak?

Our itinerary takes 18 days in total . It is possible to attempt this climb in fewer days than our itinerary suggests, and if you are very fit, have experience of trekking at altitude, and want to do a private trip, we are happy to arrange this. Generally though, shorter trips save days in two ways.

First, from Lukla they head straight over Zatwa La: this saves two days, but immediately takes you up to 4500m and there is a very high likelihood of climbers suffering severe altitude sickness. This is a very bad way to start your preparation for the climb.

The second way to save time is to cut out acclimatisation days. Again, while this saves days, it also significantly reduces the chances of summiting successfully.

Which of Mera Peaks summits do you climb?

Mera Peak actually has three summits: Mera North, 6,476 metres; Mera Central, 6,461 metres; and Mera South, 6,065 metres (19,898 ft). We take all our clients to the highest, Mera North.

Where is Mera Peak?

Mera Peak is a mountain in the Mahalangur section, Barun sub-section of the Himalaya and administratively in Nepal’s Sagarmatha Zone, Solukhumbu District. At 6,476 metres it is classified as a trekking peak.

Is Adventure Connexion trekking staff insured?

Our company insures all our staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters. Adventure Connexion employee expert local Sherpa guides & staff. So, we assure 100% safety & guaranteed successful trip in Himalaya with us.

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Trip Facts

  • 6,461m/21,190ft
  • 2-15 people
  • Fly In / Fly Out
  • Peak Climbing
  • March - May / Sept - Dec