Climb the highest trekking peak in Nepal with trained climbing guides, following proper acclimatization, backed by safety measures with personal & group climbing gear provided
- Climb the highest trekking peak in Nepal
- Breathtaking views of five 8000m mountains from summit
- Led by highly experienced guide and sherpas
- Non technical yet physically challenging climb
Mera Peak Climb
Mera Peak climb, located at 6467m/21,193ft on the edge of the Khumbu region allows the adrenaline of climbing the highest trekking peak in Nepal by following the non-technical yet physically challenging route where you need to climb snow slopes and ice sections that are within 30 degrees limits.
The challenging climb to the summit rewards us with breathtaking views of five 8000-m Mountains. Everest and Lhotse greet us from the north while we can get close-up views of Kanchenjunga and Makalu to the east and colossal Cho Oyu dominate the western skyline. This is the perfect peak for your first climbing experience.
Mera Peak Summit Day
We will start our journey to the summit from our High Camp. The cold weather coupled with the excitement of conquering the summit will motivate us to prepare early for the climb.
The summit push is a relatively straightforward walk with the use of crampons, an ice-axe and a man rope. The route to the summit of Mera rarely exceeds the angle of 30-40 degrees but the final pitch involves a 30-meter ascent of a 50° snow dome, demanding climbers the use of jumar/ascender in a fixed rope depending on the snow condition. Summit day can be as long as 10-12 hrs.
We will start making arrangements at around 2 to 3 am and we will begin the slow climb at a gentle pace by dawn. It is going to be a long journey and it all depends on your stamina and weather conditions. Quick descent from the summit will take us to Khare where we will celebrate the successful climbing of the Mera summit.
Mera Peak Itinerary
Our Mera peak itinerary has been devised carefully keeping every aspect in mind. Careful approach, proper acclimatization, contingency day etc. are all taken into consideration. Our Mera peak climb itinerary follows a longer route giving us more time to adapt to the increasing altitude. Our trek to the base camp of Mera Peak follows less-trodden trails via Chetra Khola ensuring proper acclimatization instead of the usual Zatrwa La Pass. After 10 days trek through the remote picturesque villages and forests, we get to the Mera base camp for our climb.
Why climb Mera with us?
At Highland Expeditions we always believe in ‘Safety first and Service paramount’. The success of any climb depends largely on a carefully planned itinerary and best logistics and these are what we offer.
Our Mera Peak itinerary has been carefully devised keeping every aspect in mind. We have rest and acclimatization days, pre-climbing training day and of course a contingency day.
We are committed to maintaining the climb safe and successful with the quality of service. Our emphasis is always on maintaining the small group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other.
You will be guided by highly professional guides who have experience in successfully climbing several national and international peaks. At Highland Expeditions, we provide a 1:3 sherpa guide-to-client ratio on summit days.
Each climbing group will be backed by a supplementary oxygen system, a satellite phone for emergencies and a comprehensive medical kit.
We are dedicated to providing the highest professionalism throughout the climb by taking utmost care of all the logistics needed.
How hard is Mera Peak?
Mera Peak is graded under Alpine PD+ which suggests it to be a challenging climb. Standing tall at 6,461m/21,193 ft, Mera is the highest trekking peak in Nepal thus a previous experience of trekking at high altitude is essential. A climber needs to be familiar with the use of harnesses and crampons. A basic level of mountaineering skills and excellent physical condition are the prerequisites.
You will be receiving a full day of pre-climb training at Khare by our climbing guides, where you will learn mountaineering skills and know the correct way of using climbing gears. It would be beneficial to have previous experience of trekking at high altitudes.
Prepare yourself for the climb with some regular training including running, cycling or gym work. Be prepared to walk for 6-7 hrs per day on average. Summit day can be 10-14 hrs long. Read more about how difficult is Mera peak climb?
If you would like to climb Mera and Island Peak together, our Mera and Island Peak climb may be a perfect fit for you.
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while travelling with Highland Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Trek & Climb leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Dates & Price
Our trips are available on both fixed departure and private group basis.
If you are looking for a group to join this trip please click the Fixed Departures tab for more information on departure dates, availability and price. All our fixed departures are guaranteed to run. Or, if you would like to do this trip alone, or with your friends, families & colleagues in a private group style, please fill out the contact form in Private Group tab and send us your message. We will organize a private trip for you at your preferred dates catering any request you may have.
- Fully guided climb with climbing guides at 1:3 ratio (Guide to Client Ratio)
- All meals (B,L,D) and accommodation at Teahouses/Lodges during trekking period.
- Meals and High-quality mountain tents during climbing period
- Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 4 nights with breakfast
- All required permits for trek & Climb
- Peak permit fee and garbage deposit
- Internal flights (KTM-LUA-KTM)
- Summit bonus for climbing guide and sherpas
- Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts
- Comprehensive first aid kit
- Porterage of all equipments
- Oxygen cylinder, mask and regulator for emergency purpose
- Satellite phone for emergency purpose but nominal charge for use
- Waterproof Duffel bag, Sleeping bag with liner and Down Jacket (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
- Group climbing gears
- Use of personal climbing gears Mountaineering Boots, Harness, Crampons, Helmet, Ascender, Rope, Ice Axe, Screw-gate Carabiners (Lock & Unlock), Prusik Lope)
- All ground transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary on private A/C vehicle
- Mera peak summit certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA)
- Rescue Arrangements
- Staff equipments, wages, allowance and insurance
- International airfare, Visa and travel insurance
- Meals at Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
- Personal expenses - Drinks & Souvenirs
- Gratuities for staff
My Mera peak expedition resulted in a successful and safe climb to the summit and it was achieved through the support and care of our guides (Pemba and Dorje). Their well-paced itinerary also greatly helped us to get to the summit. The Summit climb was tough, tiring and super COLD. All in all a challenging and rewarding experience.
I highly recommend Highland Expeditions to anyone looking for trekking and climbing in Nepal. I climbed Mera Peak together with the team of Highland Expeditions and what an experience it was.
The entire trip was well planned and the itinerary was devised nicely with slow ascent and more acclimatization, the entire staff was amazing, especially our guide Pemba, who was incredibly friendly and expert in his work. In general Highland Expeditions delivered a great service.