15 Day - Mera Peak Climbing - Nepal
The Mera peak climbing (6461m) is famed for being the biggest trekking peak in Nepal, though there is little technical difficulty required to climb.
Mera Peak rises to the South of Everest and dominates the beautiful and remote valleys of Hinku and Hongu. The ascent of Mera Peak is made from the Mera La pass (5415m) on the Northern Face, which connects the unpopulated valley of Hongu to the Hinku valley.
The late Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tensing were the first climbers to do the Mera Peak Trek, following this very route on 20th May 1953.
The Mera Peak Trek begins in Lukla (after a short flight from Kathmandu).
From Lukla, six days of trekking will see you through fascinating Sherpa Villages to Mera Base Camp (5099m) situated at the base of an immense glacier leading to the Mera La Pass.
- Traditional Sherpa villages and alpine forest trails of the Hinku valley.
- Climbing and summit (6461m) technically easy climbing peak in Nepal
- Crossing the Mera-La pass over 5350m
- Stunning view of world's highest mountain: Mt. Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga
- 30 minutes scenic flight to and from Lukla
- Scheduling: Shared Tour
- Languages offered on the Activity / Tour: English
- Duration: 15 days
- Skip the Line
- Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Instant Confirmation
- Live GuideEnglish
- Pick-up serviceAirport pick-up and drop-off service
- Easy CancellationThere is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
- Pickup and drop from and to airport by private vehicle
- 2 nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan
- Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu airfare and airport departure tax
- All standard meal during the trek (B/L/D)
- All twin sharing accommodation in lodges during the trek
- Government license holder English speaking trekking guide
- All necessary paper works and permits
- Mera Peak Permit fees
- Garbage Deposit Fee
- Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with Tea & coffee (Camping section)
- Twin sharing tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek
- Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek. (Camping section)
- A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek and climb
- General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc
- The required number of local staff and Porters to carry your luggage and to assist you during the trek
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine for all trekking staffs
- Duffle kit bag and trekking map (yours to keep)
- Down Jacket and sleeping bag (which needs to be returned after the trek)
- Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu
- All our government taxes
- All official expense
- Farewell Dinner
- All fees for National Parks and Conservation Areas
- Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
- Your travel insurance (compulsory)
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Nepal entry visa, you can obtain easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu
- Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
- Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected)
- Any other expenses which are not mentioned on Inclusions section
The airport representative will be waiting for your arrival with a card in their hand containing your name and you will be transferred to your Hotel by private car/van/bus which takes about 20 minutes from Airport to your Hotel. He/she will inform you about the trip and fix the appointment with your Trekking leader for next afternoon.
Trek begins here at Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla (2804m), leaving early in the morning from your hotel in Kathmandu, carrying a box of packed breakfast provided by your hotel which you ordered previous night.
On your arrival at the Lukla airport after a 30-minute scenic flight from Kathmandu, you will be introduced to your porters, who are eagerly waiting for your arrival and your guide will briefly tell you about today before we begin our trek towards Chutanga (3050m).
You will have some spare time to explore the town and probably you would like to take some pictures of the shortest and most technical airstrip in the world, while the small planes are landing and taking off. Then we begin our trek heading towards the east of Lukla.
There are some tiny villages on your way to Chutanga. Walking through the jungle is little tricky because there are many trails leading away from the main trail so it is recommended to walk in a group.
Stay overnight at tented camp.
The trail climbs steeply to the Zatrawala Pass (4610m).
From here you can enjoy the spectacular views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang peak and many other mountains and peaks.
Now you walk along the levelled trail for almost one and half hours and then the trail turns downhill and you trek through this descent path all the way to Zatrabok.
This is campsite surrounded by hills.
To reach Kothe (4200m) you trek a steep descent path all the way. En route, you pass forests of juniper, rhododendron and other local vegetation.
The views you can enjoy are of Mera peak, Nauleku peak and many other mountains and peaks.
You trek along the bank of the river and find bush on both sides. The path has a gradual ascent to approach Tangnag (4356m), and you can enjoy the views of Kusum Kanguru peak and many more.
This is an acclimatization Day at Tangnag.
One option for an acclimatization walk is to hike to the nearby ridge coming down from Kusum Kanguru, where you can reach an altitude of over 5000 metres on the hill known as Shartemba Go.
You will enjoy the spectacular views of Kusum Kanguru from here.
Today we will climb above (5,000 m.) for the first time. Our hike up to Khare (5,100m) is short, but we will take it slowly, with frequent stops to soak up the incredible surroundings.
The trails heads eastward out of Tangnag along with the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier. We will pause to climb up the moraine for a view of the pristine Sabai Tso glacial lake.
A drop in lake level, caused by a recent rupture of the natural dam the held the lake, is clearly visible.
We will arrive at Khare in the early afternoon and have lunch.
From Khare, the beautiful north face of Mera Peak is in plain view and Mera glacier spills steeply down into the valley.
This is an acclimatization day as you can prepare yourself for the Mera Peak climb.
Slowly ascending up onto Mera glacier. The climb is initially steep, but flattens out as you reach the crest of the glacier.
You will traverse a long flat on top of the glacier as you make your way to the pass, called Mera La (5,400m, 17,710ft). From here, the views are stunning. Crevasse fields gently stretch out in front of the pass and you are literally enclosed by a ring of jagged peaks and blue-green glaciers.
After Mera-La you trek a gradual ascent path all the way to Mera High Camp (5780m). The views make you speechless as you can enjoy the Everest, Makalu, Baruntse, Kusum Kanguru and many other mountains and peaks in panorama.
Moreover, you feel a chill from the magnificent views of Mera Glacier.
The climb to the summit of Mera (6461m) starts gradually and much will depend on snow and general weather conditions.
The central summit will soon appear above the head of a wide glacier flanked by two ridges. We climb the centre of this over open snowfields and avoiding crevasses.
The route then swings south-east, skirting below and to the east of the left-hand ridge before turning back rightwards towards the main summit ridge of Mera.
Mera actually has three summits; the highest is our objective. We reach this by following a classic snow-ridge to just below the final wall that guards the top. This short steep snow slope is easily climbed but there is a big effort required to climb this last 50 metres.
Your reward, however, is a feeling of ecstatic jubilation as you survey the magnificent panorama from the top.
After taking pictures and enjoying the view, we descend by the same route back to our campsite below the Mera La.
This day you walk along the gradual descent path passing through Tangnang. This is a small village and you find yak settlement here.
To reach Kothe you follow the same kind of path. On the way you pass forests covered with fir, rhododendron and local vegetation.
The trail goes steep up all the way to Zatrabok (4704m). On the way you pass forests and green hills.
You trek through forests of fir, rhododendron, oak, juniper and local vegetation. The trail you walk along moves downhill all the way to Lukla (2800m). You can enjoy the views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang peak and many other mountains and peaks.
Finally, you have completed your great trip. Flying out to Kathmandu enjoying 35 minutes scenic flight is extraordinary too.
Relax for the afternoon in Kathmandu.
Stay overnight at hotel.
Today is free for last minute shopping for souvenirs or gifts to your family, friends or relatives until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us.
If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onward destination.
- Do not forget to buy a travel insurance policy which covers medical and emergency evacuation for high altitude trekking and climbing above 6000 meter elevation
- You can obtain A Nepal entry visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. Two passport size photos are required for your visa application
- Get a basic knowledge about symptoms, prevention and cure about high altitude sickness
- Make sure that you have proper trekking and climbing equipment, do not forget to ask us to provide you with a complete equipment list
- The climate in the Himalayan region in Nepal is unpredictable. Lukla flights need clear weather and flight delays and cancellations may occur in bad weather
- Teahouses are very basic during the trek and during peak season teahouses are generally overbooked. You may have to share a room with some other travelers
- A four seasonal sleeping bag and a descent down jacket is necessary. You may hire in Kathmandu but it is recommended that you bring your own.