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Mera peak climb

Mera Peak Climb

Climb the highest trekking peak in Nepal

  • Group Size:Min 1 Max 12
  • Duration:23 Days
  • Max Altitude:6,476m/21,247ft
  • Accommodation:Lodge / Camping
  • Activity:Peak Climbing In Nepal
  • Meal:Meals included
  • Min. Age:16
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
Package difficulty Strenuous
All inclusive cost$ 3,150.00
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Climb the highest trekking peak in Nepal with trained climbing guides, following proper acclimatization, backed by emergency safety with personal & group climbing gears provided

Trip Overview

  • 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 

About Mera Peak Climb 

Located at 6476m on the edge of Khumbu region, Mera Peak Climb 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 8000m 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 dominates 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. 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 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 with the increasing altitude. Our trek to the base camp of Mera Peak follows less trodden trails via Surke La and Chungbu Kharka 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 success 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 of successfully climbing several national and international peaks. At Highland Expeditions, we provide 1:3 sherpa guide to client ratio on summit days. Each climbing group will be backed by a supplementary oxygen system, satellite phone for emergency 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 6,476m/21,247 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 harness and crampons. Basic level of mountaineering skills and excellent physical condition are the prerequisites. You will be receiving a full day 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 in high altitude. 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. 

Additional Read:

1. 10 tips for Mera Peak Climb
2. Best climbing boots for 6000m peak

Altitude Graph: 
Mera Peak Altitude Chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Note: 
Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling 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 or 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. 

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Please look out for a placard of Highland Expeditions at the exit of arrival hall. Welcome drinks will be served and after you’ve refreshed, your trek leader will brief you about your trip in the lobby of your hotel in the evening. Get familiar with your surroundings by taking a walk down the street

    • Meal: None
    • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 02 - In Kathmandu for trek/climb preparation [1,350m/4,430ft]

    After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for briefing and equipment check. However, sometimes, depending on your flight arrival, if it’s too late into the night we will do equipment check in the afternoon instead of morning to give you some sleep and rest so that you can get rid of that jet lag. In the evening, you will be briefed by your trek and climb leader about your trekking program the next day. In case you have fallen short of any trek and climb equipment that you may need, this time can be used to arrange for it.

    • Meal: B
    • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 03 - Fly to Lukla and trek to Poiyan [2,800m/9,184ft]

    After an early morning b/fast, we take the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla on STOL aircraft. Flight time is about 35 minutes to the airstrip built by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Sherpas in the mid-1960s. It is a memorable flight, with outstanding views of the eastern Himalaya (sit on the left side of the plane for the best views). At Lukla we are immediately overcome by the scale of the massive peaks that surround the village but this is only an indication of what is to come. We will leave Lukla and follow the relatively easy trail through the woods of colorful rhododendron and pine to Poiyan via Surke village.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Day 04 - Trek to Pangoma [2,850m/9,348ft]

    After breakfast, we travel through dense forest and begin a climb to the picturesque village of Pangkongama with splendid views of the surrounding valley and a nearby monastery.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours: 4 - 5
  • Day 05 - Trek to Nashing Dingma [2,600m/8,502ft]
    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 06 - Cross Surke La [3,030m/9,940ft] and trek to Chalem Kharka [3,550m/11,645ft]
    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 07 - Trek to Chungbu Kharka [4,200m/13,776ft]
    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 08 - Rest and acclimatization day
    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 09 - Trek to Khote [3,600m/11,808ft]

    After an early morning tea, we will take about 3-hours of downhill trek through rhododendron forest. We will be taking lunch amid the forest before continuing the trek along Hinku River. It will take couple of hours to reach Kothe where we will stay overnight.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 10 - Trek to Thaknag [4,356m/14,292ft]

    This is going to be an exciting day as we will be entering Barun National Park. Leaving our camp in Khote early in the morning, we will receive an entry permit of Barun National Park. Once the officials confirm the permit check, we will proceed to Thaknag. The trail leads us along the edge of Hinku River about 4-5 hours to lead us to Thaknag which will greet us with awe-inspiring views of Thamserku, Kusum Kangru and Kangteka peaks.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 11 - Rest and Acclimatization day [4,356m/14,292ft]

    We will take necessary second break from our trek on this day. Since an activity helps us in proper acclimatization, we will be taking side trip to Charpate Himal Glacier. It will take 3hrs to reach Charpate Himal Glacier. This glacier holds a great religious significance among native Sherpas. The glacier allows an unobstructed view of Mera North. Later, we will return to our camp in Thaknang for overnight stay.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 12 - Trek to Khare [5,045m/16,552ft]

    After an early morning breakfast, we will leave Thaknag and move through the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to reach Dig Kharka. We will be greeted with pleasant view of Charpate Himal from Dig Kharka. We will follow the ascending path through moraines to the snout of Hinku Nup. Proceeding further, we will cross Shar Glacier and follow the steep path uphill to Khare where we will camp overnight. The camp site in Khare allows exquisite view of North face of Mera Peak.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 13 - Pre Climb training [5,045m/16,552ft]

    You will receive a pre climb training from our climbing guide on this day. You will get instructions on peak climbing techniques. You will also be taught how to use the climbing gears like ice axe, crampons, harness and ascender properly. You will learn how to use ropes while you move up and down. So, even an amateur with no prior experience of peak climb can also participate in Mera Peak Climbing. We will head to the top of Mera Glacier and practice using our climbing gears. Later, in the evening we will return to Khare for overnight stay.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 14 - Trek to Mera La [5,415m/17,765ft]

    Journey continues along glacier for most of the day. The trail takes us close to the northern section where there are no crevasses. Mera La stretches south to meet the lofty sweep of Mera glacier which drops down from Mera Peak. We will stay overnight in Mera La.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Camping
  • Day 15 - Trek to High Camp [5,800m/19,029ft]

    We will need to use climbing gears like Crampons and axe to take the steep ascend to High Camp of Mera Peak. From Mera La, we will ascend the glaciated path. At around 5800m elevation, we will find a rocky section among glacier to set up our high camp. Existing at the edge of mountain, the area offers striking view of Kanchenjunga that rises to the east above the ridge of Chamlang. We will also get exquisite views of Makalu, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, the southern section of Lhotse and Lhotse Shar Mountains.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Camping
  • Day 16 - Summit Mera Peak [6,476m/21,247ft] and trek to Khare [5,045m/16,552ft]

    We will wake up much early on this day. After tea, we will take slow climb towards the summit. Temperature remains on an average 10 degree Celsius below Zero on this region. We will climb the glacier and proceed to snow hump-back ridge. We will follow the non-technical and classic route through the south-east ridge. Climbing further through the snout of glacier, we will climb over the south summit to the summit ridge. Finally, the moment comes for which all of us were eagerly waiting. We will get the 360 degree views of many eight thousand meter peaks including views of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and other peaks and mountains. We will spend some time on summit witnessing the views before taking gradual descent to Khare where we will celebrate the successful climb and stay overnight.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 17 - Contingency day

    This is a free day. Peak Climbing is a challenging task. Multiple factor like weather condition comes into action. Also, our crew members might get injured or sick from High Altitude Sickness. In such case, our schedule might get affected. This contingency day will help us to make sure that our schedule will go on smoothly without interruption even if there occur complications while climbing the peak.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 18 - Trek to Khothe [3,600m/11,812ft]

    We will leave Khare and lower down through the Hinku valley to Khote. The trail is much easier as we will be taking steep descent..

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 19 - Trek to Thulikharka [4,320m/14,174ft]

    Early in the morning, we will follow the steeply raising trail for couple of hours through the lush green forest existing to the western edge of Hinku Valley which will take us to Thuli Kharka. The trail is pleasant. We can feel the aroma of blooming red rhododendron that breathes life to the forest. Our camp site in Thulikharka allows us the views of Mera peaks including Mera North, Mera Central and Mera South.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 20 - Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft]

    From Thulikharka, we will climb uphill for couple of hours to reach Zatrwa La pass. The pass allows an exquisite view of Lukla valley and surrounding peaks and mountains including Cho yu, Kongde, Numbur, Kusum Khangru and others. We will descend from Zatrwa La to Chutanga and follow the straight path all the way to Lukla village. Later we celebrate our successful completion of climb with our Sherpa guides and porters who we’ve got to know so well & are now good friends. It’s a pleasure to end this wonderful trip on a happy note. We then slumber into blissful sleep.

    • Meal: B, L, D
    • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 21 - Fly back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. We will be transferred to hotel in a private vehicle in Kathmandu. Take leisure and soothe your aching limbs from long and tiring peak climb.

    • Meal: B
    • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 22 - Free day in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Enjoy a leisure day. You are on your own. Participating in a day tour in Kathmandu is a pleasant plan. You can also go for shopping in Thamel, a tourist hub where you can buy souvenir items like handicrafts and arts to your family. At eventide, we will relish a farewell dinner to celebrate our successful climb. While enjoying our supper, we will also be entertained to a scintillating cultural dance performed by the local belles
    Please do not hesitate to let us know if you would like to extend your stay. Kindly email us for more details on extensions.

    • Meal: B
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Trekking Hours: 0
  • Day 23 - International departure

    Finally, the undeniable day of departure arrives. Thank you for joining us on this climb and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time.  We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. You will be assisted in your last minute preparation. Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Keep in touch and hope to hear from you soon.  Bon voyage for a safe and pleasant trip home.

    • Meal: B
    • Accommodation: None
    • Trekking Hours:

Dates & Price

Given below are the fixed departure dates for this trip. If the dates don’t match with your schedule, then kindly let us know and we will arrange a private trip customizing the departure dates suitable for you. The cost below is per person on group joining basis excluding the international flights. Group discount is available for booking of two or more than two persons. Kindly contact us if you have a bigger group for the discount.

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Cost Inclusion

  • 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

Cost Exclusion

  • 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

Reviews

Ian Morrison Dec 02, 2018

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.

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