Mera Peak Climbing is probably the most thrilling climbing activity to do in Nepal. With an elevation of 6476 m, Mera Peak offers chance to knit the wilderness adventure travel tale. Leave your footprints at the top of snow-capped mountain and trek the off the beaten trail of Everest region.
The trail to Mera Base Camp is in the northern side of Lukla at an edge of Solukhumbu district of Nepal. Among popular peaks in Nepal, it holds the highest regard. It is the highest peak as well as the easiest in terms of technical difficulties.
Climbers trek on the off the beaten trails of Hinku Valley. Accommodation is in teahouses. HVT has a team of Everest Summiteers. Therefore, lots of professional planning is done before finalizing the itinerary of any peak climbing expeditions in Nepal. Trekkers get enough acclimatization breaks as well as pre climbing training.
Best Time to Climb Mera Peak
Nepal Trekking routes are open throughout the year. However, climbing is different. It requires perfect harmony between climate and climbing support staffs. Therefore, finding the best time to scale mountain is always valuable. Spring (March, April & May) and autumn (September, October & November) are the best times to do Mera Climbing. Some climbers dare to challenge mountains during off season. HVT can arrange the trip in any season.
What are the Highlights of Mera Peak?
- The trip starts from Lukla after the scenic flight to the world’s most extreme airport the Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla
- Trekking trail is through green lush forests and meadows with the breathtaking scenery of mountains like Kongdi, Numbur etc
- Hiking through challenging yet scenic high passes like Zatrawala and Chutok La
- Best acclimatization in the village of Tangnang which is known as the cultural village too
- Rejoice the time being in the marvelous River Valley
- Trek into green lush forests, Sherpa villages, shrines and suspension bridges over rivers/streams
- Better and closer view of mountains like Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Choyou and more
- Get certificate of completion of the highest permitted Trekking Peak of Nepal
- HVT arrange 2 days of Mera Peak Climbing From Khare too, 2 days only mera peak climbing cost is US$660 per pax.
How Difficult is Climbing?
Mera Peak climbing doesn’t fall under technically difficult mountain trip. However, climbers would require being in top-notch physical condition. Moreover, it is a journey to the top of Snowy Mountain. Any mountain climbing activity is not easy. Trekkers have to walk on the trail for extended period of time. They still need to climb Nepal’s highest permitted peak. It requires lots of stamina and perseverance.
Furthermore, our team of Sherpa at HVT is headed by Everest Summiteers Mr. Singe Lama. They will provide pre climbing training to all climbers. Therefore, it is okay for novice climbers too. Trekking team also paces trek to base camp professionally.
Choose the Himalaya View Treks for your Mera Peak Climbing. We will assure the safety, success, and thrilling adventure-filled moments.
13 Days Mera Peak Itinerary
Day 01: Fly to Lukla and trek to Chutanga
Day 02: Trek to Chatrala
Day 03: Trek to Kothe
Day 04: Kothe to Tangnang
Day 05: Acclimatization Day
Day 06: Tangnang to Khare
Day 07: Acclimatization Day at Khare
Day 08: Khare to High camp
Day 09: Mera High Camp to Summit
Day 10: Khare to Kothe
Day 11: Kothe to Thuli Kharka
Day 12: Thuli Kharka to Lukla
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla.
- Cook for High Camp
- North Face Tent Dinning Tent & Kitchen Tent.
- Utensils Provided
- Dinner,Lunch & Breakfast along with Hot water provided and other required items on request.
- Hot Drinking water for climbing period.
- Fix rope, main rope in case if you need it
- Mera Peak permit
- Climbing Sherpa wages and insurance.
- Personal equipment charge US$50 per person.
- Rescue operation charge if encases.
- Tips for guide and porter.
Mera is the highest permitted peak in Nepal. It takes lots of days to even reach the base camp. Moreover, summit push starts from High Camp. There are many crevasses, few technical sections and steep inclined snowy sections too. You will have to use basic climbing equipment and gears to reach the summit. Even if the climbing of the peak is not tough, it is arduous as it is snow-capped mountain of Nepal.
The distance between base camp and Lukla is around 125 kilometers. It is the highest distance that you cover during the trek. There are many downhill, uphill, rugged trails and glacier walking. For any normal person, trekking that distance is not an easy activity. Long distance trekking can become tiring but end result is rewarding.
Altitude sickness is the biggest factor in this trip. The maximum height on this trip is 6476m from sea level. Therefore, AMS can happen. Trip starts from Kathmandu which is at 1300 m. The change in altitude is the major cause of altitude sickness. Proper acclimatization is needed. Therefore, our itinerary focuses more on the client’s safety.
Weather & Climatic Conditions
Nepal’s mountain region has unpredictable weather and climatic conditions. Day temperature is normal but night hours are pretty freezing. Weather can change drastically in just an hour. Expect unexpected changes in climate and weather. However, the team will analyze the situation and only decide whether to push or not.
The best way to prepare for the climbing is by doing cardiovascular workouts. These kinds of cardio exercises help to increase the lungs capacity. In order to climb the mountain, you need strong and healthy lungs.
Do some strength building training like planks, push-ups and squats. Cycling is also the best option to prepare your body for the climbing. Always start these activities 4-5 months before traveling to Nepal for climbing.
Gain some basic mountaineering knowledge. Our team will help you get familiarized with the climbing gears and climbing ideas. Also, follow the healthy dietary habit.
Can I add Everest Base Camp Trek with Mera Peak Climbing?
Yes, you can add Everest Base Camp Trek in any trekking trips of the Everest region. EBC trek route is the focal point of Khumbu region. However, Mera Peak Climbing route is at an edge of Khumbu region. It is in completely different route from EBC trail. We trek the different route from Lukla.
What sort of accommodation is available during the expedition?
Accommodation during the trekking is in teahouses/lodges. However, in high camp during the summit push, you will have to use the tented accommodation.
What sort of food is available on Mera Peak Climbing?
You can get the food from the menu. The menu items range from Nepali to western styles.
Do I need prior climbing experience for Mera Peak?
You don’t need prior climbing experience to climb the Mera Peak. However, it is wise to know the basics and theoretical part of mountaineering as well as knowledge of gears.
Is it compulsory to have a climbing guide on Mera Peak Climbing?
Yes, it is mandatory to have a climbing guide on Mera Peak. In fact, every peaks of Nepal require you to hire a climbing guide otherwise you will not get the climbing permit.
Can I get porters to carry my load on Mera Peak Climbing?
Yes, you can get the porter to carry your load during the climbing as well as during the trek.
Do I need travel insurance for Mera Peak?
Travel insurance is mandatory. You must get the insurance which covers emergency helicopter rescue, accidents and medical aid.
How do you communicate during Mera Peak climbing?
In some sections of the trekking trail there are mobile networks. During the summit day we can communicate through satellite phone.
Can I hire climbing and trekking gear from Kathmandu?
Yes, you can hire personal equipment and gear in Kathmandu. However, overall gear and equipment needed for the crew members are included in the trip cost.
Can I Join Mera Peak Climbing from Khare not from Kathmandu
Yes, you can join Mera Peak Climbing from Khare too. All you have to do is trek to Khare and meet our Climbing team members.
What is the cost of Mera Peak Climbing from Khare?
The cost of Mera Peak Climbing from Khare is 660 $ per person. The package lasts for 2 days. It includes climbing guide, permit and 1 Nights tent accommodation with meals & drinks