HIGHLIGHTS Of Mera Peak Climbing
- A 35 minutes dramatic flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla.
- Highest Trekking peak adventure of Nepal standing at an elevation of 6,476m.
- Mera Peak Climbing is ideal for those with average mountaineering experience, a good level of fitness and a keen sense of travel.
- Climb via a longer route, provides better acclimatization increasing the chances of reaching the summit.
- The summits are rewarded with a spectacular panorama of five 8,000m peaks(Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga)
- Admire incredible views of the mountain scenery.
Mera Peak is precisely one of the majestic trekking peaks in Nepal. It is truly a remarkable adventure into the wild area of Hinku Valley in the eastern Khumbu Region. Popularly known as Nepal’s highest trekking peak, the top of the summit offers a spectacular panorama of five peaks above 8,000m. In spite of the fact that the peak is highest, however, it is less difficult as compared to Island Peak of 6,189m.
Starting the journey from Lukla we further walk into the forest trail on the slope below the ridge and mountain cliff. Likewise, we keep on moving south the Chhuthanga walking 4/5 hrs. Then passing through the blossoming rhododendron forest and crossing Chhetra La Danda you get to witness some mesmerizing views. The journey further leads to the beautiful Hinku Valley. And the scenic view from this valley is however magical indeed!
Exploring the beautiful trail of Thagnak and Khare the trek further proceed to the High Camp of Mera. And before reaching the High camp you certainly need 4/5 hrs walk in the snowy trail. The journey gets more interesting as you get closer to Mera Summit. After 8/9 hrs of walk, you are finally on top of Mera Peak.
The feeling of being on top is truly unexplainable. The spectacular views of the Mt.Everest(8,848m), Mt.Lhotse(8,516m), Mt.Cho Oyu(8,188m), Makalu(8,464m), and Kanchenjunga(8,586m) are worth watching. You absolutely will have the sense of Glory and feel heaven on earth.
Best Season For Mera Peak Climbing
The Autumn (September to December) and Spring (March to June) marks the best season for any trekking in Nepal so Mera Peak Climbing is no different. These seasons normally bring a long course of stable weather. In spite of the fact that the temperatures at the surface are yet incredibly cold, it is acceptable.
The weather should be stable and for that, it needs to be dry. Even if it gets warm, certainly strong winds can make climbing very dangerous. So, for a safe and successful climb, you need to be more concerned regarding the weather.
Likewise, the rainfall at this elevation falls as snow and cracking path in this doubles the difficulty of the climb.
How Difficult is Mera Peak Climbing?
Mera Peak Climbing is comparatively easier than the Island Peak. It is not as challenging as other mountain expeditions. However, it doesn’t really mean that the peak is easily achievable. There are certain factors causing hurdles and difficulties at some point.
There are high chances of altitude sickness as you walk towards higher altitudes. You should be aware of how your body reacts at 5,000m before going to extreme higher altitudes. So, much hiking, trekking, and multi-day altitude experiences are highly recommended. Likewise, the snowy surrounding might lead to a bit of trouble in climbing.
In spite of the certain difficulties, the Mera Peak Climb is absolutely conquerable with appropriate peak climbing skills, proper gears, and a physically fit body.
Permits for Mera Peak Climbing
- Local Area Permit: $20 (Can buy at Lukla)
- Entry Permit for Makalu Barun National Park;
Nrs. 1500 (Nrs. 165 vat charge) for SAARC nationals/Other nationals Nrs. 3000 (Nrs. 390 vat charge)
- Peak Permit: (September to December:$125) and (March to June:$250)
What you need to remember before getting Mera Peak Permit
- You can only get the permits for Mera Peak through a registered and licensed trekking company. For this, you can contact us.
- To get the permits for Mera Peak climb/trek you need to get a garbage deposit cost of $250.
- Mera Peak climbing permits have no group discounts.
If you have any confusion or queries just feel free to contact us. The Everest Sherpa Adventure Team is always ready to help you out and provide the best service during your entire tour in Nepal. Our experienced guides, who are trained Sherpas from the Himalayan region, have your comfort and enjoyment in mind. The trekkers’ needs are our priority, and making this a wonderful experience for everyone is our main aim.
Itinerary for Mera Peak Climbing
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for Trekking & Climbing
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] and Trek to Chhuthanga [3020m/9905ft]
Day 04: Trek from Chhuthanga to Tuli Kharka [4100m/13448ft] via Chatrala Pass [4600m/15088ft]
Day 05: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe [4182m/13716ft]
Day 06: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak [4326m/14189ft]
Day 07: Trek from Thangnak to Khare [5000m/16400ft]
Day 08: Rest at Khare
Day 09: Trek to Mera Base Camp [5300m/17384ft]
Day 10: Trek to Mera High Camp [5700m/18696ft]
Day 11: Summit Mera Peak [6461m/21192ft] and descend to Khare
Day 12: Reserve day in case of bad weather
Day 13: Trek back from Khare to Kothe
Day 14: Trek Kothe to Thuli Kharka
Day 15: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Lukla via Chatrala Pass
Day 16: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 17: Weather day/ Free day in Kathmandu
Day 18: Final Departure
Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
Government license holder experienced, trekking/peak climbing guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid & altitude sickness) Cook, Sherpa, and Supporting Staffs with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
All meals during trekking/peak climbing 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners, Tea and coffee).
All necessary camping gears like two men tent, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment, mattress while climbing period.
Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
Climbing equipment like ice axe, Ice crew, snow bar, climbing rope.
Travel& Rescue arrangement
Round trip flight ticket for Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu
Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
Alcoholic and soft drinks
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
Personal trekking gears
Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.