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Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak Climbing Overview

Key Information

Duration:

14 Days

Grade:

Moderate

Best Season:

March to May and September to November

Maximum altitude

6467

Accommodation

Lodge

Transportation

car / flight

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks to conquer the majestic Mera Peak, an iconic expedition nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. Rising proudly as the highest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera Peak beckons adventurers with its awe-inspiring beauty and captivating challenges. Comprising three peaks - Mera South at 6,065 meters, Mera North at 6,476 meters, and Mera Central at 6,461 meters - this hidden gem has garnered immense popularity among climbers in recent years.

Renowned as the 'practice peak' of the Himalayas, Mera Peak climbing offers a thrilling adventure suitable for both novice and seasoned climbers alike. Its accessible climbing route and breathtaking panoramas make it an ideal choice for those seeking an unforgettable mountaineering experience. From the summit, you'll be rewarded with unparalleled views of five of the world's highest peaks: Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Everest.

At Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks, we pride ourselves on providing top-tier guided packages tailored to enhance your mountaineering journey. Whether you're a beginner setting foot on your first expedition or a seasoned veteran with years of experience, our team is dedicated to ensuring your safety and enjoyment every step of the way.

Our meticulously crafted 15-day Mera Peak climbing expedition begins in the historic city of Kathmandu, where we depart for the scenic town of Lukla via a breathtaking 35-minute flight. From Lukla, the adventure truly begins as we trek to Chhuthang on the first day, immersing ourselves in the beauty of the Himalayan landscape.

The journey continues as we traverse the captivating Zatrawala Pass en route to Thuli Kharka, where we spend an enchanting night before pressing onward to Kothe. An early morning departure from Kothe leads us to Thangnak, where we rest before reaching Khare, the gateway to Mera Peak.

In Khare, we acclimatize to the altitude, marveling at the looming presence of Mera Peak on the horizon. After two nights of preparation, we set out for Mera Base Camp, the starting point of our ascent. From there, our trail winds its way to Mera High Camp before culminating in the triumphant summit of Mera Peak at 6,476 meters.

Following our successful summit, we descend to Khare for a well-deserved rest before retracing our steps back to Lukla. Along the way, we revisit Kothe, Thuli Kharka, and Lukla, savoring the memories of our incredible journey through the Himalayas.

As we bid farewell to the Khumbu region, a final flight takes us back to Kathmandu, where our Mera Peak Climbing expedition with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks comes to a close. Join us on this extraordinary adventure and make memories to last a lifetime.

Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary

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Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Arrival in Kathmandu HAITE team will transfer to the hotel via private vehicle. And the evening we will get invited to a welcome dinner to discuss with your guide to Mera Peak Climbing.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3050

After 25 minutes mountain flight, we will land at Lukla airport, one of the most dangerous airports in the world, Gateway to all of the Everest region. Before we leave Lukla, we will get Local Area Permit from the local authority to move further. After getting the permit, you will head towards the east from Lukla for Chhuthang (3050m). Along the way, you will pass Sherpa settlements scattered over short distances. You will move forward by touching and seeing the Buddhist Mani walls and Prayer wheels.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4400

After having a good breakfast at Chhuthang, we will move ahead (4600m) to Zatrawala Pass from the pass, you will enjoy the picturesque views of Kongdi Ri, Karyolang Peak, Number Himal, Lumding Himal, and many more. And then you will descend down to Chattre at about 200. All over the trails, you will traverse through some Yak pasture lands. Yaks grazing over such beautiful terrain is an unreal and iconic view.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4060

After having breakfast at the Chhetarwa trekking trail lead you to the Hinku valley of the Everest region. Trek will start with a gentle descent just in front of Himalayan views. And slowly the track will get a bit disturbed with regular up and down. But you will enjoy the trek anyway as you will be sliding through the midst of the green and lush forest of Rhododendrons, Pines, and bamboo.

While entering the Hinku Valley, you will get the first sight of the ultimate destination, Mera Peak. There will be Mera Peak and several other snow-dotted peaks teasing the Everest skies, and the view is just irresistible.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4356

Today we will move Thangnak through the Hinku River this river lead you towards Gondishung and have lunch there. After a few walking, we will get a chance to see a two-century-old Buddhist Gompa. People believe that lighting the shrine at this Gompa makes the Mera Peak Climbing successful. In midday, you will find rock art that depicts the exact picture of Mera Peak. Get some pictures there before you reach Thangnak(4,356m).

Thangnak is a Yak Pasture land that sees locals only during Summer to graze their Yaks. But there are some basic lodges to provide meals and nights.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4659

Today we will eat a good breakfast at Thangnak and the 4-hour trek to Khare is a bit difficult trekking day as you have to pass through the steep moraine trails. Today we will see beautiful Charpate Himal, Mera Peak, Kusumkangroo, and many others standing in front of our eyes. The trekking trail will make posts near the nose of the Hinku Nap and Shar glaciers. After that, there will be a steep hill climb that ends at Khare. 

 Khare is the acclimatization point of the Mera Peak climbing itinerary which means you will spend another day tomorrow here.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4659

Today is a rest day for acclimatization our body needs some time to adapt to the high elevation. Therefore, acclimatization day at Khare is important in the Mera Peak climbing. Without acclimatization before the summit day, you will have an increased risk of altitude sickness. Today, you will spend the entire day around Khare which is the gateway to Mera Peak.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent Camp
Elevation
5650

Today after a good breakfast in Khare we will move to Mera high camp 5650m with a lunch packet. Trekking is not as easy as the earlier trials; rather, it's technically demanding. Your way to high camp will be through the steep way of Mera Glacier.

You will know glacier trails are more difficult to walk than the normal ones. You have to reach a glacier top to arrive at Mera Peak High Camp. After reaching the Mera High Camp, the HAITE climbing team will prepare camping and food.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent/Lodge
Elevation
5650

The weather in higher regions is very unpredictable. The same is the case about the Mera Peak, the weather of the higher Everest region is never a sure thing. If weather the good we will be doing the summit today, else wait for another day. Therefore, as the reserve day, this day works in case of bad weather on the scheduled date. But, if everything has gone according to the Mera Peak Climbing itinerary, we will continue the trek as planned.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
6476

Today we will start climbing early in the morning about 3 am in order to reach the summit before 12. The Mera peak summit receives strong winds afternoon, and this can increase difficulties. we will follow in the footsteps of HAITE's experienced guide. The Mera Peak summit is easy with no small technical climbs; we can do it with the right guidance from our guides. From the top, we will see Everest (8,848.86m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Cho Oyu (8,201m),

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4060

Today after having a good breakfast, we will trek back downhill and down sloped trails are easier and quicker to walk on. While retracing the trail from Khare to Kothe, you will experience a decrease in elevation. Your walk will be mostly amid the dense forest of Rhododendrons, and pine trees. Descending trails and lush vegetation will make you love the experience of retracing the trail.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4400

Today after having breakfast at Kothe, we will be trekking uphill past forested trails that will take you toward the western side of Hinku Valley.  After the 5 to 6 hours walk from Kothe we will reach at Chhetarwa 4400.

 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2800

Today is the last trekking day at the Mera Peak climbing. Before reaching Lukla, we will pass Chhetarwala which provides views of the Himalayas. After 6 hours of trekking, we will reach Lukla and we will stay overnight at Lukla for light back to Kathmandu tomorrow.

 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

 After 25 minutes, scenic mountain flight you will land at Kathmandu airport. The HAITE team will drop you at the hotel. While you reach Kathmandu you will have a city tour.

Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks members will transfer to the airport for your departure. It was such a memorable trekking with you. Time to say goodbye this time and we will see you again in the next adventure.

Mera Peak Climbing Cost Includes?

  • Airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off: We ensure seamless transitions to and from the airport for your convenience.
  • 2 Nights' Accommodation in Kathmandu: Enjoy comfortable lodging in Kathmandu before and after your adventure.
  • Mera Peak Climbing Permit: Gain access to one of Nepal's most exhilarating climbing experiences.
  • National Park Entry Permit: Explore the breathtaking natural beauty while supporting conservation efforts.
  • All Land Transportation: Sit back and relax as we handle all transportation needs according to the itinerary.
  • Flights Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu: Conveniently travel to and from Lukla, accompanied by our experienced climbing guide.
  • Accommodation in Tea Houses and Tented Camps: Experience the charm of local tea houses and the thrill of camping amidst nature.
  • Three Meals a Day: Indulge in hearty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, each accompanied by a comforting cup of tea or coffee during your trek.
  • Experienced Climbing Guide: Climb with confidence under the guidance of our knowledgeable and skilled climbing professionals.
  • Staff Allowances and Insurance: Rest assured knowing that our dedicated staff are well taken care of with transportation, meals, accommodation, and insurance coverage.
  • Fixed Rope for Climbing: Ascend safely with the support of fixed ropes provided for your climbing adventure.
  • Garbage Deposit Fees: Contribute to environmental sustainability by covering the necessary garbage deposit fees.
  • Official Paperwork and Government Taxes: We handle all the bureaucratic formalities and ensure compliance with government regulations.
  • Tour Certificate: Commemorate your achievement with a personalized tour certificate upon completion of your Mera Peak climbing adventure.

Mera Peak Climbing Cost Excludes?

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu: Explore the local culinary scene in Kathmandu at your leisure.
  • Client’s Insurance: Secure your own insurance coverage for added peace of mind during your journey.
  • Personal Expenses: Any expenses related to personal preferences or indulgences such as alcoholic beverages, phone usage, and laundry services.
  • Additional Expenses: Costs not explicitly mentioned in the inclusion section above.
  • Trekking Equipment: Personalize your gear according to your preferences and requirements.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance: Consider obtaining insurance coverage for emergency situations, trip cancellations, accidents, or health-related issues.
  • Tips: Show appreciation to our hardworking staff with gratuities for their exceptional service and dedication.

Mera Peak Climbing Altitude Profile

Mera Peak Climbing FAQs

Mera Peak is Nepal's highest trekking peak, standing at 6,476 meters above sea level. It's a popular choice for mountaineers seeking an exhilarating climbing experience in the Himalayas.

Mera Peak Climbing is considered moderate in difficulty. While prior climbing experience is beneficial, it's not mandatory. However, a good level of fitness and acclimatization is essential.

The best time for Mera Peak Climbing is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is stable, offering clear skies and favorable climbing conditions.

Typically, Mera Peak Climbing takes around 18 to 20 days, including trekking to and from the base camp, acclimatization days, and summiting. However, the duration may vary depending on factors like weather and group pace.

The altitude profile of Mera Peak Climbing involves gradual acclimatization, starting from Lukla (2,860m) and progressing through various campsites before reaching the summit at 6,476 meters.

While prior climbing experience is beneficial, it's not mandatory for Mera Peak Climbing. However, participants should have a good level of fitness, endurance, and be comfortable with basic mountaineering techniques.

Essential equipment for Mera Peak Climbing includes mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet, down jacket, sleeping bag, and personal climbing gear. A detailed equipment list will be provided by Himalayan Adventure Intl.

Yes, altitude sickness is a potential concern during Mera Peak Climbing due to the high elevation. Proper acclimatization, hydration, and gradual ascent are crucial to minimize the risk.

Accommodation during Mera Peak Climbing includes teahouses or camping depending on the itinerary. Teahouses provide basic amenities, while camping offers a more immersive experience closer to nature.

Yes, travel insurance with coverage for high-altitude trekking and mountaineering is mandatory for Mera Peak Climbing. It should include emergency medical evacuation and repatriation coverage.

The success rate for summiting Mera Peak varies depending on several factors such as weather conditions, individual fitness levels, and acclimatization. However, with proper preparation and guidance, the success rate is relatively high.

Challenges during Mera Peak Climbing may include altitude sickness, variable weather conditions, technical terrain, and physical exertion. However, these challenges can be overcome with adequate preparation and support.

Yes, permits are required for Mera Peak Climbing. This typically includes the Mera Peak Climbing Permit and the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. Himalayan Adventure Intl will assist in obtaining these permits.

In case of an emergency during Mera Peak Climbing, our experienced guides and support staff are trained to handle medical emergencies and coordinate evacuations if necessary. We also maintain communication with local authorities for assistance.

Yes, the Mera Peak Climbing itinerary can be customized according to your preferences, fitness level, and time constraints. Our team at Himalayan Adventure Intl will work with you to tailor the itinerary to suit your needs.

Mera Peak Climbing Additional Information

Climbing Mera Peak, which is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal, requires careful preparation and a comprehensive set of equipment to ensure safety and success. Keep in mind that this list may need to be adjusted based on your specific itinerary, the season of your climb, and personal preferences. It's essential to consult with experienced climbers, guides, and outfitters to tailor the equipment list to your specific needs. Here's a general equipment list for Mera Peak climbing:

Clothing:

  1. Base Layers:

    • Moisture-wicking thermal underwear (top and bottom)
  2. Insulation:

    • Fleece jacket or pullover
    • Down or synthetic insulated jacket
  3. Outer Layers:

    • Waterproof and breathable jacket (Gore-Tex or similar)
    • Waterproof and breathable pants (Gore-Tex or similar)
  4. Footwear:

    • Mountaineering boots (compatible with crampons)
    • Gaiters
    • Heavyweight socks for warmth
    • Liner socks to manage moisture
  5. Headgear:

    • Climbing helmet
    • Warm hat
    • Balaclava or neck gaiter
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Ski goggles
  6. Handwear:

    • Insulated gloves
    • Glove liners
    • Mittens as a backup

Climbing Gear:

  1. Climbing Equipment:

    • Ice axe
    • Crampons
    • Climbing harness
    • Carabiners (locking and non-locking)
    • Prusik cords
    • Webbing and cord for anchors
  2. Trekking Poles:

    • Adjustable trekking poles with snow baskets

Camping Gear:

  1. Sleeping System:

    • Four-season sleeping bag rated for sub-zero temperatures
    • Sleeping pad (insulated for cold conditions)
  2. Shelter:

    • Four-season tent (appropriate for high-altitude conditions)
  3. Backpack:

    • Large capacity backpack with a waterproof cover

Technical Equipment:

  1. Navigation:

    • Map and compass
    • GPS device
  2. Communication:

    • Two-way radios
    • Cell phone with a local SIM card
  3. Lighting:

    • Headlamp with extra batteries
    • Portable solar charger or power bank

Personal Items:

  1. First Aid Kit:

    • High-altitude medicines (consult a healthcare professional)
    • Bandages, pain relievers, blister treatment, etc.
  2. Toiletries:

    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Biodegradable soap
    • Hand sanitizer
  3. Sun Protection:

    • Sunscreen (high SPF)
    • Lip balm with sunblock
  4. Miscellaneous:

    • Multi-tool or knife
    • Repair kits for gear
    • Duct tape

Nutrition:

  1. High-Energy Snacks:

    • Energy bars
    • Trail mix
    • Dehydrated meals
  2. Hydration:

    • Water bottles or hydration system
    • Water purification tablets or filters

Optional Gear:

  1. Camera:

    • DSLR or mirrorless camera
    • Spare batteries and memory cards
  2. Entertainment:

    • Book, journal, or music player
  3. Travel Accessories:

    • Passport and permits
    • Cash in local currency
    • Travel insurance documentation

Elevating the spirit at a majestic altitude of 6476 meters, Mera Peak stands as an emblem of natural grandeur, inviting adventurers to embark on an extraordinary journey of climbing mastery. As the pinnacle of trekking peaks in Nepal, Mera Peak promises an exhilarating yet manageable ascent, tailored for seasoned trekkers and aspiring climbers alike. At Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks, we take immense pride in orchestrating an expedition that seamlessly blends professionalism, safety, and the camaraderie of fellow adventurers.

Our Mera Peak Climbing expedition is meticulously designed to offer a harmonious balance between challenge and reward. Graded at an Alpine PD difficulty level, it caters to individuals who are physically fit and possess prior trekking experience. Prior to commencing our ascent to the summit, we provide comprehensive climbing training at the Mera base camp. This includes essential techniques such as glacial walking, rope handling, and strategies for ascent and descent, instilling confidence and ensuring a secure journey to the apex.

Our track record stands as a testament to our dedication and expertise. With an exceptional summit success rate, notably achieving a flawless 100% summit in Spring 2017 and maintaining consistently high rates in subsequent years, Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks has solidified its position as a trailblazer in peak climbing expeditions. In Spring 2023 alone, we guided four triumphant groups to the summit of Mera Peak, underscoring our proficiency and unwavering commitment to excellence.

The voyage to Mera Peak is as enchanting as the summit itself. Our meticulously curated itinerary places utmost emphasis on acclimatization, commencing with a remote approach via the lesser-trodden Panch Pokhari trail. As we ascend through Hinku Valley post a scenic flight to Lukla, breathtaking vistas unfold, culminating in a panoramic masterpiece from our High Camp at 5800 meters. The northern route to the summit offers a gradual ascent accompanied by unparalleled views of five 8000-meter peaks, including the majestic Mt. Everest.

Safety remains paramount in every facet of our expedition. Accommodation alternates between cozy tea houses and well-equipped tents, ensuring comfort and adaptability to the mountain environment. Our team meticulously provides nutritious meals throughout the journey, and all requisite climbing gear, from boots to oxygen, is inclusively provided. With satellite communication and medical support on standby, we prioritize your well-being at every juncture of the expedition.

Whether you're a seasoned mountaineer or a novice climber, Mera Peak beckons with an exhilarating challenge all year round. The optimal months for climbing are from March to May and October to November, with fixed departure dates available for the Spring and Autumn of 2024. Additionally, we offer bespoke trips for private groups, tailoring the experience to your preferences and skill level.

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks. Conquer Mera Peak and etch memories that will endure for a lifetime.

Mera Peak Climbing Reviews

Waltraud and Mundi

Waltraud and Mundi

United States

25th Aug, 2022

Unforgettable Trekking

Up to now, I did three trekking with Binod and his agency Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks. One was the Makalu Base Camp and crossing the Sherpani col and Mera Peak. The other was Upper Mustang with the Jomson part of the Annapurna Base Camp and the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Binod is a very good guide, knowing all the routes by heart, and very friendly too. He also is a very nice young man to talk to with good proficiency in the English language.


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