Mera Peak Climbing In Nepal Overview
- Trip Code: CT-10020
- Package: Mera Peak Climbing In Nepal
- Duration: 18 Day(s)
- Max Alt.: 6,461 M/ 21,190ft
- Trip Level:
AdvancedRequires prior training and some experience in trekking and mountaineering
- Start At: Kathmandu
- Ends At: Kathmandu
- Transportation: Domestic Flight | Private Vehicle
- Accommodation: Hotel | Guest House | Tent Camp
- Best Season: March- April- May- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov.
- Trip Route: Lukla- Paiya- Ningsow -Kothe- Khare- Mera High camp- Mera peak- Thuli Kharka - Lukla
- Impressive Elevation: Standing at 6,654 meters (21,830 feet), Mera Peak provides climbers with the opportunity to reach a significant altitude and experience the exhilaration of being on a high Himalayan peak.
- Breathtaking Scenery: The trek to Mera Peak takes you through picturesque landscapes filled with stunning views of snow-capped mountains, deep valleys, pristine glaciers, and enchanting forests, providing an immersive experience of the natural beauty of the region.
- Cultural Exploration: Along the trail, you'll encounter Sherpa villages and get a glimpse into the rich local culture and traditions of the Himalayan people. Interacting with the friendly Sherpa community adds a cultural element to your journey.
- Varied Climbing Terrain: Mera Peak offers a mix of trekking and mountaineering challenges. The route includes glacier crossings, steep ascents, and sections of snow and ice climbing, providing a diverse and exciting climbing experience.
- Panoramic Summit Views: Reaching the summit of Mera Peak rewards climbers with awe-inspiring panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and many others. It's a truly breathtaking and unforgettable sight.
- Adventurous Experience: Mera Peak Climbing combines elements of both trekking and mountaineering, making it a great adventure for those seeking a challenging yet achievable peak climbing experience. It offers an opportunity to test your physical and mental limits and push yourself beyond your comfort zone.
- Personal Achievement: Summiting Mera Peak is a remarkable personal achievement that brings a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment. It is a journey that requires determination, perseverance, and teamwork, leaving you with lasting memories and a sense of pride.
The Mera Peak Climbing is a fantastic opportunity for those seeking a peak climb in the breathtaking landscapes of the Great Himalayas. The trail itself is adorned with stunning mountain views, glaciers, and ice falls, adding to the allure of the journey.
Mera Peak is indeed a popular climbing peak in Nepal, standing at an impressive height of 6,654 meters (21,830 feet). It offers a thrilling adventure for climbers who are looking to experience the thrill of summiting a Himalayan peak without the need for supplemental oxygen.
While Mera Peak is considered one of the highest peaks in Nepal, it is known for being a relatively straightforward climb that doesn't require advanced mountaineering skills. However, being in good physical condition is important as the ascent involves trekking through challenging terrain and dealing with high altitudes.
To ensure a safe and successful climb, it is advisable to undertake the expedition with the guidance of experienced and skilled guides and Sherpas. They provide valuable support, assistance, and care throughout the climb, helping you navigate the challenges and making the adventure a memorable and fulfilling experience.
Another prime attraction regarding the climb of Mera Peak is walking on tranquil Hinko Valley, in the least venture region. Far and away from the main popular and busy trekking trails, the Hinko Valley is well hidden, from the outside world.
The climb to the Mera Peak summit offers the grand vista of Mt. Everest (8, 848.68 m), and Mt. Makalu (8,485 m). Includes Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m), and as far towards Mt. Kanchenjunga (8, 586 m). The panoramic views of the mountain range are truly something to behold that can be experienced from the Mera Peak.
Trek and climb of Mera Peak are organized with tented camping. The Hinko Valley, where Mera Peak locates, falls within remote pockets of the Khumbu and Everest regions.
Where lodge accommodations are few and not up to the standard, and where tented camps are necessary. The climb to the summit of Mera Peak depends upon a clear fine day, the Himalayan weather can be unpredictable. Even during the best time of the year, this is why CoreTreks have added an extra day to the itinerary.
As a contingency day for the summit bid in case of unfavorable bad weather. The Mera Peak climbing however is not only about the mountains and glaciers. The adventure leads to different natural and cultural aspects of the Everest Region. The route to Mera Peak around Hinku Valley falls within the complete wilderness, where permanent villages do not exist.
Except for a few temporary settlements at Thaknag, Khare, and Kothe with smaller simple tea shops, serving as lodges. However one can get a glimpse of Sherpa culture and customs interwoven with Buddhism at Lukla town. As well as Paiya and the last village at Panggom.
The walk from Lukla, after a scenic short flight from Kathmandu / Ramechap, leads you to the mountain wilderness. Crossing high ridges and then reaching hidden corners of Khumbu at Hinku Valley.
A walk leads towards our main target and highlights Mera Peak base camp for exciting thrill and climb. Having time for rest and acclimatization, as well as for climbing preparation with some practice exercise and guidance of an expert guide.
Start the big day, towards the summit of Mera Peak a long strenuous climb of the least technical difficulties. From the top of Mera Peak, catch the alluring panorama of the world’s highest peaks, feeling in high spirits.
After a glorious morning and victory at the summit of Mera Peak, descent leads to base camp. Clearing the camp leaving nothing but your footprints, then on the return journey on an alternative route via high ridges. Crossing over Naulekh / Kalo Himal and Zatwar-La pass to Chutanga and then back at Lukla for the last overnight halt.
Next morning a sweeping short flight brings you to Kathmandu, after a great memorable adventure and experience on Mera Peak Climbing.
|Day 01||Arrival in Kathmandu||1350m|
|Day 02||Preparation and Pre-Trip Meeting|
|Day 03||Flight to Lukla and Trek to Paiya||2,840m/ 9,315 ft (Lukla) 2,610/ 8,560 ft. (Paiya)|
|Day 04||Paiya to Panggom||2,846 m/ 9,337ft (Panggom)|
|Day 05||Panggom to Ningsow||2,863 m/ 9,393ft (Ningsow)|
|Day 06||Ningsow to Chhatra Khola||2,800m/9,186ft (Chhatra Khola)|
|Day 07||Chhatra Khola to Tangnang||3,691m/ 12,109 ft (Tangnang)|
|Day 08||Tngnang to Thaknak||4,358m m/ 14,297ft (Thaknak)|
|Day 09||Thaknak to Khare||4,045m/ 16,486ft (Khare)|
|Day 10||Acclimatization and Pre-Climbing training|
|Day 11||Khare to Mera High Camp||5,780 m/ 18,958ft (Mera High Camp)|
|Day 12||Mera High Camp to Mera Peak Summit and Back to Khare||6,461 m/ 21,190ft (Mera Peak summit)|
|Day 13||Reserve Day for Contingency|
|Day 14||Khare to Kothe||3,600m / 11,808ft (Kothe)|
|Day 15||Kothe to Thuli Kharka||4,300m m/ 14,107ft (Thuli Kharka)|
|Day 16||Thuli Kharka to Lukla||2,840m (Lukla)|
|Day 17||Lukla to Kathmandu||1350m (Kathmandu)|
Mera Peak Climbing In Nepal Altitude Chart
Mera Peak Climbing In Nepal Itinerary
Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. You'll be picked up from the airport by our representative from the Tribhuvan International airport and taken to the hotel. There might be a short briefing session on this day and if that didn't happen it'll be held the next day.
Preparation and Pre-Trip Meeting
After breakfast, we'll be meeting for a session where travelers will get introduced with their guides and other company representatives. They'll be briefed about the trip and all the permits regarding the trek and summit climb. Travelers may ask any question regarding the trek. The rest of your time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration or some last minute shopping in the Thamel area.
Flight to Lukla and Trek to Paiya
We take an early morning flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. The Lukla airport is one of the most exciting and thrilling flight experience in the world. The scenic view of the Himalayas welcomes you to the Everest region of Nepal. Upon reaching Lukla, we start our trek towards the Chutok La Pass and then finally we'll reach our destination for the day, the Paiya village
Paiya to Panggom
Today, we embark on an exhilarating journey as we ascend a steep trail to conquer the Zatrawala Pass and proceed toward Zatrabok. Along this challenging path, we will be treated to awe-inspiring vistas of the majestic Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang Peak, and an array of other magnificent peaks. The beauty of these natural wonders will undoubtedly leave us spellbound.
After reaching the zenith of our ascent, we begin our descent toward Khartitang. As we make our way down, the landscape transforms, revealing a fresh perspective on the surrounding terrain. The descent offers its own set of remarkable sights and discoveries, further enriching our trekking experience.
Finally, our eventful day comes to a close upon arriving at Panggom. This tranquil haven provides us with a well-deserved opportunity to rest, recharge, and relish in the accomplishments of the day's adventure.
Panggom to Ningsow
After savoring a delicious breakfast, we resume our trek toward Kothe, eager to explore more of the breathtaking landscape that awaits us. Our path leads us down a steep descent trail, winding its way through a picturesque forest adorned with juniper and rhododendron trees. The vibrant colors and fragrant scents of the flora create a captivating atmosphere, making our journey even more enchanting.
As we navigate the trail, we are surrounded by the serenity of nature, immersing ourselves in the tranquil ambiance of the forest. Each step brings us closer to Kothe, where we anticipate finding respite and perhaps a glimpse of the local culture that thrives in this region.
Finally, as the day draws to a close, we arrive at Ningsow, our destination for the day. With a sense of accomplishment and awe-inspiring memories, we settle in, ready to rest and rejuvenate for the adventures that await us in the days ahead.
Ningsow to Chhatra Khola
On this day, our journey takes us toward Tangnang as we venture deeper into the enchanting Hinku Valley. The trail ahead unfolds before us, gradually ascending amidst the majestic Himalayas. As we make our way higher, we are bestowed with a mesmerizing view of the awe-inspiring Kusum Kanguru peak.
The scenery that surrounds us is nothing short of breathtaking, with towering mountains, cascading waterfalls, and pristine landscapes that seem to stretch endlessly. The serenity of the Hinku Valley envelops us, allowing us to immerse ourselves in the grandeur of nature.
With each step forward, we become more captivated by the ethereal beauty that unfolds before our eyes. The journey to Tangnang is not only a physical adventure but also a feast for the senses, as we absorb the sights, sounds, and sensations of the Himalayas.
As we approach Tangnang, anticipation builds for the experiences that lie ahead. This is a day to cherish, as the natural wonders we encounter along the way leave an indelible mark on our hearts and minds.
Chhatra Khola to Tangnang
Today is a crucial day dedicated to acclimatization, allowing us to adapt to the high-elevation climate. We find respite in Tangnang, a perfect spot to rest and acclimate ourselves before continuing our adventure.
While staying in Tangnang, we have the opportunity to explore the surrounding valley, immersing ourselves in the rich local culture of the Sherpa people. We walk through the settlements, engaging with the friendly locals and gaining insights into their way of life. Their warm hospitality and unique traditions provide a fascinating glimpse into their vibrant community.
As we navigate the valley, we are treated to breathtaking views of towering peaks and dazzling glaciers. The rugged beauty of the Himalayas surrounds us, captivating our senses and leaving us in awe of nature's grandeur. Each vista is a masterpiece, inviting us to pause, reflect, and appreciate the magnificence of the mountains.
During this day of acclimatization, we not only rest our bodies but also nourish our souls with the cultural immersion and awe-inspiring scenery that Tangnang offers. It is a time to recharge, reflect, and build the necessary strength and resilience for the journey ahead.
Tngnang to Thaknak
As we continue our thrilling trek and expedition through Nepal's Himalayas, today's adventure takes us along the lateral moraine of the glacier. This unique route offers us a captivating perspective of the iconic Mera Peak.
As we ascend along the moraine, we find ourselves in awe of the raw power and grandeur of the glacier. The massive ice formations and the rugged terrain create a dramatic backdrop against which the Mera Peak proudly stands. The towering summit of Mera Peak, with its snow-capped peak piercing the sky, presents a sight to behold.
The journey along the lateral moraine not only provides us with a closer look at the majestic glacier but also unveils remarkable views of the surrounding landscapes. The vastness of the Himalayan range, with its jagged peaks, pristine valleys, and sparkling glaciers, unfolds before our eyes.
This particular route offers a unique blend of adventure and beauty, allowing us to appreciate both the natural wonders and the thrill of the trek. It is a remarkable experience to witness Mera Peak from this perspective, further fueling our excitement and sense of accomplishment.
As we continue our expedition, the allure of the Himalayas beckons us onward, promising more awe-inspiring sights and unforgettable moments.
Thaknak to Khare
Upon reaching Khare, we wisely allocate a day for acclimatization. This crucial pause in our journey allows us to give our bodies the much-needed rest and adjustment required for the upcoming challenge of summiting Mera Peak.
In Khare, we find a peaceful sanctuary amidst the rugged Himalayan landscape. Surrounded by towering peaks and pristine beauty, we take the time to rest, rejuvenate, and replenish our energy levels. The altitude at Khare demands our attention, and by allowing ourselves a day to acclimatize, we ensure a safer and more enjoyable ascent.
During this acclimatization day, we engage in activities that aid in our preparation for the climb ahead. Gentle walks in the vicinity of Khare help to stimulate blood circulation and further adjust our bodies to the high-altitude environment. We pay careful attention to our hydration and nutrition, ensuring we are well-nourished and ready for the summit push.
As we rest our bodies, we also mentally prepare ourselves for the challenge that awaits us. We review our climbing plans, double-check our equipment, and familiarize ourselves with the route. This day of preparation ensures that we approach the summiting of Mera Peak with confidence and a clear mind.
By taking this necessary break, we maximize our chances of success and minimize the risk of altitude-related issues. With our bodies rested and minds focused, we are ready to tackle the thrilling ascent of Mera Peak, embracing the incredible adventure that lies ahead.
Acclimatization and Pre-Climbing training
Today is dedicated to familiarizing ourselves with the climbing gear and equipment essential for our ascent. In Khare, we gather together as a group to receive important information and instruction from our experienced guides and Sherpas.
With their wealth of knowledge and expertise, the guides and Sherpas provide us with valuable insights into the specific gear required for the Mera Peak climb. They meticulously explain the purpose and usage of each piece of equipment, ensuring that we understand how to utilize them effectively and safely.
If needed, they may also impart specific climbing skills that are essential for tackling the peak. These skills may include rope management, ice axe techniques, crevasse navigation, or other relevant techniques depending on the route and conditions.
We listen attentively, asking questions to clarify any uncertainties, and eagerly absorb the wisdom passed down to us. This training session serves to enhance our confidence and proficiency in handling the climbing gear, fostering a sense of readiness for the upcoming summit attempt.
By dedicating this day to familiarizing ourselves with the gear and learning valuable skills, we optimize our chances of a successful and safe climb. We appreciate the guidance and expertise of our guides and Sherpas, knowing that their knowledge will be crucial in our pursuit of conquering Mera Peak.
Khare to Mera High Camp
As we continue our trek, we make steady progress along the snowy glacier, drawing nearer to the pass that will lead us to the high camp. The landscape surrounding us becomes increasingly awe-inspiring, as the mighty mountains tower above us, their peaks reaching heights of over 7000 meters.
The panoramic view that unfolds before us is simply breathtaking. Each majestic mountain stands tall and proud, showcasing its unique beauty. Among the notable peaks that grace our view are Chamlang, Makalu, Baruntse, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, and Kantega. Their imposing presence evokes a profound sense of awe and reverence.
The sight of these magnificent peaks, with their snow-capped summits and rugged contours, reminds us of the raw power and grandeur of the Himalayas. The sheer scale of these mountains leaves us humbled, realizing our place amidst the vastness of nature.
We take a moment to absorb the panoramic vista, imprinting the image of these iconic peaks into our memories. It is a privilege to witness them up close, appreciating their beauty from such a unique vantage point.
With renewed inspiration, we press on toward the high camp, fueled by the extraordinary views that have left an indelible mark on our hearts. The journey continues, promising further adventures and encounters with the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Himalayas.
Mera High Camp to Mera Peak Summit and Back to Khare
The highly anticipated day has dawned, marking the pinnacle of our expedition. With the alarm set for 1 AM, we rise from our slumber, filled with a mix of excitement and determination. After nourishing ourselves with a hearty meal, we embark on the long-awaited summit push.
Under the cloak of darkness, we begin our ascent towards the peak. Step by step, we navigate the challenging terrain, relying on our training, experience, and the support of our fellow climbers. The journey to the summit typically takes between 4 to 6 hours, pushing our physical and mental limits to new heights.
As the first rays of light begin to paint the sky, we reach the pinnacle of the peak. Standing atop the summit, we are greeted with a breathtaking panorama that stretches out before us. The scenic landscapes unfold, revealing a tapestry of majestic mountain peaks, valleys, and glaciers. It is a moment of pure awe and triumph, as we bask in the surreal beauty of the surroundings.
After relishing our accomplishments and capturing memories in the form of photographs, we retrace our steps back to the high camp. Here, we take a well-deserved rest, replenishing our energy with hot and nourishing food. The shared camaraderie among climbers further enhances the joy and satisfaction of reaching the summit.
With our bodies rejuvenated, we begin the descent toward Khare, our final destination for the night. The trek back to Khare allows us to reflect on the incredible journey we have undertaken, grateful for the experience and memories forged along the way.
As we settle in for the night, a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment fills the air. The day has been monumental, etching an unforgettable chapter in our personal stories of adventure. With a deep sense of satisfaction, we drift into a well-deserved rest, carrying the memories of our summit achievement and the remarkable beauty of the Himalayas in our hearts.
Reserve Day for Contingency
Indeed, the weather in these mountainous regions can be unpredictable, adding an element of uncertainty to our plans. Understanding this, we have wisely reserved this day as a contingency in case the weather does not favor our summit attempt on day 12.
If the weather forecast indicates unfavorable conditions, it is essential to prioritize safety and make the prudent decision to postpone our program of scaling the peak. In such circumstances, it is wise to exercise caution and patience, as the weather can change rapidly in the mountains. Our guides and expedition leaders will closely monitor the weather patterns, providing their expertise to determine the most appropriate course of action.
Should the weather permit a smooth and safe summit attempt on day 12, we can proceed with our original plan without needing to spare this contingency day. However, if circumstances require it, we will embrace the flexibility of our itinerary and adjust accordingly, utilizing this reserved day to give ourselves the best possible chance for a successful summit bid.
It is essential to approach our expedition with adaptability and a focus on safety. The mountains are an ever-changing environment, and we must respect the power of nature. By keeping a watchful eye on the weather and making informed decisions, we can ensure a memorable and secure journey through the Himalayas, regardless of the challenges that may arise.
Khare to Kothe
Leaving the towering mountains behind, we embark on our descent from Khare toward Tangnang. As we make our way down the trail, we gradually bid farewell to the high-altitude landscapes that have captivated us for days.
The journey back to Tangnang offers a different perspective, allowing us to appreciate the changing scenery and the transition from the alpine environment to the lower valleys. The serenity of the surroundings accompanies us, creating a peaceful atmosphere as we traverse through lush forests and picturesque landscapes.
Upon reaching Tangnang, we find comfort in the familiarity of the place. We settle in for the night, cherishing the memories and experiences of our expedition while relishing the cozy ambiance of our accommodation.
The following day, we continue our descent, further descending towards Kothey. The trail leads us through charming villages, where we may encounter locals going about their daily lives, offering a glimpse into the local culture and traditions.
Kothey becomes our haven for the night, providing a well-deserved rest after the day's journey. The tranquility of the surroundings and the satisfaction of the progress made during our trek envelop us, as we reflect on the incredible adventure we have undertaken.
As we retire for the night in Kothey, we carry with us the memories of the mountains, the camaraderie shared among fellow trekkers, and the indomitable spirit that has guided us throughout our expedition. Tomorrow awaits with new destinations and experiences, as we continue our trek, reveling in the wonders that the Himalayas have to offer.
Kothe to Thuli Kharka
On this day, we retrace our steps and begin our trek back toward Zatrabok. As we embark on this familiar trail, we are greeted once again by the enchanting beauty of the Himalayan landscape.
The journey takes us through a diverse range of alpine vegetation, including towering pine trees and vibrant rhododendron forests. The rich greenery and colorful blooms create a stunning contrast against the backdrop of the majestic mountains.
Walking amidst this natural splendor, we can't help but appreciate the delicate balance of the ecosystem and the resilience of the alpine flora. The scent of pine fills the air, while the rhododendron blossoms add vibrant pops of color to the surroundings.
The trail winds its way through the forest, providing ample opportunities to soak in the beauty of the vegetation around us. We pause at scenic viewpoints, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the breathtaking vistas and capture these awe-inspiring moments in our memories.
As we continue our journey toward Zatrabok, we are reminded of the incredible diversity and magnificence of the Himalayan region. The combination of towering peaks, dense forests, and vibrant vegetation creates a tapestry of natural wonders that leave a lasting impression on our hearts.
With each step, we savor the sights and sounds of the alpine vegetation, grateful for the opportunity to witness such pristine beauty. Our trek back to Zatrabok is a testament to the enduring allure of the Himalayas and the remarkable landscapes that unfold before us.
Thuli Kharka to Lukla
On this day, we make our way toward Chutenga, ascending until we reach the Zatrwa La Pass. From there, our trail descends to the village of Chutenga. Finally, we reach Lukla, where we conclude our trek in the Everest region and call it a day. It marks the end of our memorable journey, and we take this time to reflect on the incredible experiences we've had in this remarkable region.
Lukla to Kathmandu
We'll take a morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu as we again fly over the scenic Himalayas and savor the beauty from above for one last time. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we head back to our hotels and put down our belongings. Core Treks will organize a dinner program for the guests in a traditional Nepali restaurant where traditional cuisine will be served along with some cultural dances.
The time has come to say goodbye and bid farewell as the trip has finally come to an end. A representative from Core Treks will transport you to Tribhuvan International Airport around 2 hours before your flight departure.
Mera Peak Climbing In Nepal Cost Mentions
- Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
- Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three starts hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (3 Nights).
- Twin-sharing accommodation during the trek. ( 11 Nights).
- Tented Camp (3 Nights)
- Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla / Lukla – Kathmandu including departure taxes.
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
- Climbing permit for Mera peak (6,461m./21,190 ft.).
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Trekking permit (Please bring 2 passport-size photos).
- One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff.
- Climbing Sherpa from Khare to the summit and back to base camp.
- Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Hammer, Snow Bar, Ice Screw, Camping Tents, Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Hammer, Snow Bar, Ice Screw, Camping Tents, dining tents, toilet tents, and Kitchen equipment).
- Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
- Personal care & attention.
- Local and government taxes.
- All kinds of beverages including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, and hot shower during Trek
- Travel and Rescue Insurance
- Tipping to the crew.
- Personal mountaineering gears
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
- Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"
Embarking on the Mera Peak expedition with the Peak Climbing Nepal team promises 18 days filled with thrilling experiences. Our journey commences by leaving the historic city and capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, and taking a scenic 35-minute flight to Lukla. This picturesque flight sets the stage for the adventure that lies ahead. Upon arrival in Lukla, we begin our trek, heading towards Chhuthang on the first day of our tour.
Our route then takes us through the captivating Zatrawala Pass, leading us to Thuli Kharka (4300m). Here, we spend an unforgettable night, soaking in the natural beauty that surrounds us. From Thuli Kharka, our trek continues towards Kothe, where we rest and prepare for the upcoming challenges.
The next leg of our journey takes us to Thangnak (4326m), a destination enveloped in tranquility and awe-inspiring landscapes. After a restful night in Thangnak, we make our way to Khare, a land that offers breathtaking views of the mighty Mera Peak. Here, we spend two nights, allowing our bodies to acclimatize to the high altitude.
With Khare as our base, we embark on the thrilling ascent towards Mera Base Camp (5300m), where the true essence of our Himalayan adventure begins. From there, we continue our ascent, passing through Mera High Camp (5700m) before finally conquering the summit of Mera Peak (6476m). Standing atop the peak, we are rewarded with awe-inspiring panoramic vistas that extend far beyond our imagination.
After the triumphant summit, we descend back to Khare, relishing in our accomplishment and spending the night in this remarkable setting. Our return journey traces the earlier trails, taking us through Khare, Kothe, Thuli Kharka, and eventually back to Lukla. These days of descent provide an opportunity to reflect on our achievements and bid farewell to the magnificent landscapes of the Khumbu region.
Our last night in the Khumbu region is spent in Lukla, preparing for the final leg of our adventure. The following day, we take one last flight through the skies of Khumbu, returning to Kathmandu. As we land in Kathmandu, our memorable Mera Peak Climbing with the Peak Climbing Nepal team comes to an end.
The journey we have undertaken is one that will leave an indelible mark on our souls. It is a testament to our strength, resilience, and passion for exploration. With memories of breathtaking vistas, exhilarating challenges, and the camaraderie formed along the way, we carry the spirit of the Himalayas within us, forever changed by this remarkable adventure.
Mera Peak is a challenging endeavor that requires physical endurance, mental strength, and careful preparation. Here are some of the difficulties one may encounter during the expedition:
The Mera Peak climbing route covers a minimum distance of approximately 125 km. The trails are rough, steep, and often covered in snow. Covering such a long distance in these challenging conditions can be physically demanding.
There are multiple routes to ascend Mera Peak, each with its own level of difficulty. The route via Lukla-Zatr La Pass-Tagnag-Mera Base Camp-High Camp-Summit is the shortest but more challenging. Other routes may offer a slightly easier ascent, but they still require stamina and determination.
As you ascend Mera Peak, you will experience changes in altitude from the lowest point in Kathmandu (1400m) to the summit of Mera Peak (6476m). Altitude sickness, including Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), can affect climbers who are not acclimatized to higher altitudes. Proper acclimatization and awareness of symptoms are essential to mitigate the risks associated with altitude sickness.
Weather and Temperature:
The weather and temperature in the higher regions of Mera Peak are unpredictable. Harsh weather conditions, including sudden drops in temperature and snowfall, can make the climb more challenging. Climbers must be prepared for adverse weather conditions and plan their ascent accordingly.
Although technical climbing skills are not required for Mera Peak, a good level of physical fitness is essential. Regular exercise, including cardio workouts, strength training, and hiking, should be part of the preparation routine leading up to the climb. Building endurance and strength will help climbers cope with the physical demands of the expedition.
It is crucial to be well-prepared, physically and mentally, before undertaking the Mera Peak climb. Training, acclimatization, and careful consideration of weather conditions are necessary to ensure a safe and successful ascent.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Mera Peak Climbing is a combination of trekking and climbing. You can expect some regular trekking for most of the part but on the last push to the summit, it becomes a challenging climb.
Mera Peak, situated in Nepal, is renowned as one of the highest peaks for climbers. While it reaches an extreme altitude of 6,461m (21,190ft.), the overall ascent is not particularly challenging except for the final 100m/328ft. summit, which involves a steep vertical climb. Climbing Mera Peak serves as an excellent introduction to high-altitude mountaineering and serves as valuable practice before embarking on more demanding mountain expeditions.
The trek to the base camp of Mera Peak, starting from Lukla along a regular trail, is actually the more arduous part. During this trekking segment, you must prepare yourself for tiresome days of hiking over several days, maintaining good physical condition, and managing potential altitude sickness. However, once you reach the climbing section, it becomes relatively easier and safer due to the presence of fixed lines. Consequently, we highly recommend this climb even for beginners aspiring to conquer an ice-covered peak. It is always prudent to consult experts like CoreTreks when planning your trip, as we can provide guidance, and assistance, and help fulfill all the necessary requirements, including physical fitness and training, right from day one.
Yes, it is safe to climb the Mera Peak with expert guidance and some important training sessions beforehand. However emergencies could arrive, that is why our team is always connected to you through different means.
Climbers undertaking the Mera Peak expedition can look forward to reaching the summit of the highest trekking peak in Nepal, which stands at an impressive 6,461 meters. The climb to the summit will present some challenging sections that require mountaineering skills and techniques.
However, the effort is rewarded with an awe-inspiring panoramic view of five of the world's tallest mountains. From the summit of Mera Peak, climbers can enjoy a breathtaking vista that includes the majestic peaks of Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,188m), Makalu (8,481m), and Kanchenjunga (8,586m). These towering giants create a dramatic backdrop, showcasing the immense beauty and grandeur of the Himalayan range.
The experience of standing on the summit of Mera Peak, surrounded by these iconic mountains, is truly unforgettable. It is a testament to the physical and mental strength required for mountaineering, and it rewards climbers with a sense of accomplishment and a visual feast of natural wonders.
During your Peak climbing, you'll have the pleasure of enjoying a diverse range of cuisines, encompassing Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian, and continental flavors. Your hotel in Kathmandu will offer a buffet-style breakfast, ensuring a satisfying start to your day. As you embark on the trekking and climbing sections, you can anticipate being provided with all meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. These meals will be served along the journey, catering to your nutritional needs and keeping you energized for the adventure ahead.
Additionally, you can eagerly anticipate special welcome and farewell dinners, which promise to be memorable culinary experiences. These events will likely feature a selection of delectable dishes, allowing you to further immerse yourself in the local gastronomy and create lasting memories with your fellow climbers.
Rest assured that the expedition organizers will make every effort to ensure that your dining experiences are enjoyable, satisfying, and reflective of the rich culinary heritage of the region.
During your trip, the accommodations provided will vary depending on the different sections of the journey. In Kathmandu, you will be staying at a hotel that is equivalent to a star-rated establishment or similar quality. These accommodations offer comfortable amenities and services to ensure a pleasant stay in the city.
During the trekking portion, you will be accommodated in standard teahouses. These teahouses are a common form of lodging along popular trekking routes in Nepal. While they provide basic facilities, please note that toilet facilities are typically shared. You will be provided with foam mattresses for comfortable rest during your stay in the teahouses.
For the climbing section, tents will be provided as accommodation. These tents will be used during your ascent of Mera Peak. Toilet facilities will be arranged, taking into account the need for environmental preservation in the mountainous region.
In Kathmandu and teahouses, accommodations will be on a twin-shared basis, meaning you will share a room or teahouse with another member of the group. However, during the climbing section, each individual will be provided with a single tent for privacy and comfort.
If you prefer to have a single room in Kathmandu, you have the option to request one by paying a single supplement of USD 290. Please be aware that while a single room can be guaranteed in Kathmandu, it may not always be possible in the trekking areas at higher elevations, as some teahouses do not offer single-room accommodations.
Overall, the cost of the trip includes all accommodations in Kathmandu, teahouses during the trek, and tents during the climbing section. The organizers will ensure that the accommodations provided are of a suitable standard for your comfort and enjoyment throughout the journey.
To book the Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:
- Online booking
- Wire transfer OR,
- Cash on arrival.
We recommend you to go through our booking policy before you head to the payment. In case of further inquiries please feel free to contact us.
Preparing the right equipment and gear is essential for a successful Mera Peak climb. Here is a list of recommended equipment and gear for the expedition:
- Waterproof Duffel Bag (Provided by CoreTreks): A waterproof duffel bag provided by the trekking agency will help keep your belongings dry and protected.
- 40L Backpack (Daypack): A smaller backpack to carry your essentials during day hikes and while climbing.
- Shirts and T-shirts: Lightweight and moisture-wicking shirts and t-shirts for comfort during the trek.
- Set of Thermals (Tops & Bottoms): Insulating base layers to provide warmth in colder temperatures.
- Fleece Jacket: A warm fleece jacket for layering and insulation.
- Shell Rain Jacket: A waterproof and windproof jacket to protect against rain and harsh weather conditions.
- Down Jacket: A high-quality down jacket for extra warmth at higher elevations.
- Lightweight Hiking Trousers: Quick-drying and comfortable hiking trousers for trekking.
- Waterproof/Windproof Pants: Durable pants that provide protection against rain, wind, and snow.
- Socks: Thick, moisture-wicking socks to keep your feet warm and dry.
- Buff: A versatile neck gaiter that can be used as a headband, scarf, or face cover.
- Sun Hat & Sunglasses: A wide-brimmed hat to protect your face from the sun and sunglasses with UV protection.
- Gloves & Mittens: Insulated gloves for trekking and mittens for extra warmth during summit attempts.
- Hiking Boots: Sturdy and waterproof hiking boots with ankle support for comfortable trekking.
- Mountain Climbing Boots: Stiff-soled boots designed for mountaineering and climbing sections of Mera Peak.
- Flip Flops and Slippers: Lightweight footwear for relaxing in tea houses and campsites.
- Sleeping Bag: A warm and comfortable sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures.
- Water Bottles: Sturdy water bottles to stay hydrated throughout the trek.
- Sun Cream & Lip Balm: High SPF sun cream and lip balm to protect against sunburn and dry lips.
- Gaiters: Protective gaiters to keep snow, debris, and water out of your boots.
- Personal Toiletries: Basic toiletries, including toilet paper, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and personal medications.
- Trekking Pole: A collapsible trekking pole for added stability and support on steep terrains.
- Scarf & Warm Hat: A warm scarf and hat to protect your neck and head from cold temperatures.
Before your Mera Peak climb, make sure to familiarize yourself with all the equipment and ensure they are in good condition. It's also recommended to consult with experienced guides or climbing experts to ensure you have the necessary gear for a safe and successful climb.
To prepare for your trek in Nepal, it's essential to consider both the specific route and the time of year. Here is a Nepal trekking packing list to help you pack wisely. Here’s our Nepal Trekking packing list.
The best time to climb Mera Peak is during the Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May) seasons in Nepal. These seasons offer the most favorable weather conditions and stable temperatures for climbing and trekking in the region.
During Autumn, the weather is generally clear, with mild temperatures and less precipitation. The skies are usually clear, providing excellent visibility and stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The trails are also less crowded during this time, allowing for a more peaceful and immersive climbing experience.
Spring is another ideal time to climb Mera Peak. The weather is pleasant, with gradually warming temperatures and longer daylight hours. The region becomes alive with blooming rhododendrons and other colorful flora, adding to the beauty of the landscape. Spring offers a great combination of comfortable climbing conditions and breathtaking natural scenery.
On the other hand, Winter (December to February) is the coldest season in the region, with extreme temperatures and heavy snowfall at higher elevations. The harsh weather conditions and increased avalanche risks make it less suitable for Mera Peak climbing.
Similarly, the Monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rainfall, making the trails slippery and increasing the chances of landslides. The views may be obscured by clouds, and the overall climbing conditions are challenging and unpredictable during this time.
It's important to note that weather patterns can vary from year to year, so it's always recommended to check with local authorities or experienced guides for the latest weather forecasts and conditions before planning your Mera Peak climb.
Mera Peak Climbing In Nepal Reviews
refreshing mera peak climbing with coreterks
From: Russian Federation | On: 16 Mar, 2023
I recently completed the Mera Peak Climbing program organized by Coreterks, and it was an incredible experience. The itinerary was well-planned, starting with a smooth arrival in Kathmandu. The pre-trip meeting helped me prepare for the trek ahead. The highlight of the journey was reaching the Mera Peak summit at 6,461m, a breathtaking achievement. The altitude gains were gradual, allowing for proper acclimatization. The team at Coreterks was professional and provided excellent support throughout. Highly recommended!
wonderful climbing to mera peak
From: Russian Federation | On: 16 Mar, 2023
Coreterks did an outstanding job organizing the Mera Peak Climbing program. From the moment I arrived in Kathmandu until my departure, everything was well-managed. The trekking route was carefully chosen, offering stunning views along the way. The accommodations during the trek were comfortable, and the meals provided were delicious and nourishing. The experienced guides ensured our safety and made the journey enjoyable. The pre-climbing training and acclimatization days were crucial in preparing us for the challenging Mera Peak summit. Thanks, Coreterks, for an unforgettable adventure!
a beautiful climbing to mera peak with coretreks
From: Italy | On: 15 Dec, 2022
I had an amazing time on the Mera Peak Climbing expedition arranged by Coreterks. The trek was perfectly paced, allowing us to adjust to the increasing altitudes gradually. Each day brought new highlights, from the picturesque Panggom to the breathtaking Tangnang. The guides were knowledgeable and attentive, making sure we were comfortable and safe throughout the journey. The extra day for contingency planning was a thoughtful addition. Coreterks' attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction made this trip a memorable success.
Absolutely amazing service
From: Australia | On: 03 Oct, 2019
Mera Peak climbing had always been one of my wishlist. I cannot believe that I accomplished the climb. Thanks to the team at CoreTreks and their mountaineering experts without whom I would never be able to check this one off my list.
I highly recommend that you book your trip from CoreTreks as they are trained professionals for mountain climbing and trekking. They also help you with the equipment and safety information before you head out for the climb.
Loved the trip, feeling accomplished
From: Australia | On: 14 Apr, 2018
I really enjoyed my time in Nepal. Peak climbing has been my interest for years and being able to do that in Nepal was really an inspiring moment of my life. The climb was challenging, not going to lie, but it was totally worth it.
I was able to acquire a feeling of accomplishment and had a chance to zoom in on the cultural aspect of Nepal. Always have been inspired by the country and always will be.
Also, I highly recommend CoreTreks as those were the guys who helped me through all of the hassles of completing the climb.
Best 2 weeks of my life
From: Poland | On: 03 Oct, 2018
The weeks I have spent in Nepal are the best 2 weeks of my life, hands down! It was amazing to observe the culture and landscapes of the Himalayas up close. Really loved it.
Our climb would not have been possible without an outstanding team. Luckily for us we found CoreTreks. The team at CoreTreks are determined for best customer support and they provide you with the best guides and equipment for the climb. I recommend that you book with CoreTreks, thank me later.
Awesome people and delightful services
From: United Kingdom | On: 03 May, 2017
Considering that Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal is one of the toughest peak climbing destinations in Nepal, it was very rewarding to accomplish the trip.
Thanks to our guides Gorakh Bhatta and Tej Regmi for being awesome mates. And also to all the team at CoreTreks who planned and executed our itinerary.
I highly recommend CoreTreks if you are interested in trekking and peak climbing.