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Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak climbing is a very popular adventure for trekkers or novice climbers attempting their first Himalayan climbing in Nepal. It allows an easy introduction to Himalayan mountaineering and a good opportunity to learn and practice basic peak climbing techniques such using crampons, ice axe and walking in a rope team in crevasse areas.

Mera Peak 6476m/21,230ft, first summited by Himalayan climbing legends and pioneers Jimmy Roberts and Tenzing Sherpa on May 20, 1953, is one of technically easier peak climbing in Nepal but a strenuous mountaineering style climbs located in a scenic and remote part of the Hinku valley in Everest Region.

Attraction of the climb

Mera Peak is classified as one of the trekking peaks for peak climbing in Nepal. This strenuous climb is very rewarding with the view from the summit of five peaks over 8000m Everest, 8848m/29,009ft, Lhotse 8500m/27,870ft, Cho Oyu, 8201m/26,888ft, Makalu, 8481m/27,800ft, and Kanchenjunga 8586m/28,169ft. Several other not less spectacular peaks surround Mera Peak and form an impressive panorama to enjoy from its summit.

Mera Peak located relatively close to Everest, the most visited locations in the Himalayas, is still a hidden treasure, located off the beaten trek to Everest crowds preferring the comfort of Khumbu lodges over the wilds of Hinku Valley. The reward of the Hinku Valley trek is tremendous with interesting fauna and flora and simple but colorful ethnic groups with the peacefulness of Buddhist traditions.

Climbing route and the approach

The normal Mera climbing route is from north via its north face and involves walking through high altitude glacier and climbing mid-range snow field as well a crossing a bergschrund. The ease of reaching this elevation may lead to a false sense of security but Mera Peak presents a considerable objective danger due to the weather and avalanche in heavy snow conditions while climbing up its north face. Long summit day is a critical part of the Mera Peak climb and requires a high level of endurance especially with changing weather conditions if one has to abandon the climb and return fast to the Mera base camp protection.

The approach to the climb is from Lukla with scenic 35 minute mountain flight from Kathmandu and hike through the wild Hinku valley offering stunning views of Kusum Kangaru and dramatic Peak.

Aesthetics of the mountain

Descent from Mera Peak  its South Face, Mera Peak is an imposing and formidable looking mountain but with a non-technical trekking approach from north on 30˚ snow route. The climb is challenging due to its very long and exposed. Low angle slopes collect lots of snow making the trek to the summit very hard and it requires a team to be able to conquer the route.

Mera peak consists of 3 peaks Mera North 6474m, Mera Central 6461 and Mera South 6300m. Mera Central is the trekking peak and it is easily accessible for any fit trekker. The highest Mera North peak is not technically difficult but it is guarded by complicated and treacherous crevasse field and it is normally not climbed due to high objective danger. Our climbing objective of the offer is Mera Central.

Day to day itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1300m). Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 - Fly to Lukla (2804m) to Chhutok (2800m) about 3 hours walk. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 03 - Trek to Pangkongma (2950m) about 6 hours walk. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 04 - Trek to Kurke (3800m) about 5 hours walk. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 05 - Trek to Thuli Kharka (4200m) about 6 hours walk. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 06 - Trek to Khothey (3600m) about 5 hours walk. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 07 - Trek to Tangnag (4350m) about 6 hours walk. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 08 - Rest day at Tangnag. Explore around.

Day 09 - Trek to Khare (4900m) about 4 hours walk. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 10 - Trek to Mera La (5415m) and Base Camp (5300m) about 5 hours walk. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 11: Mera La Rest Day. Explore around.

Day 12 - Climb Base Camp to High Camp (5800m) about 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 13 - Summit to Mera peak (6476m) and then return to Khare (4900m) about 10 hours walk. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 14- Extra day in case of bad weather. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 15- Trek to Khothey (3600m) about 6 hours walk. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 16- Trek to Thuli Kharka (4200m) about 6 hours walk. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 17- Trek to Lukla (2804m) about 7 hours walk. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 18- Morning flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 19- City tour in Kathmandu Overnight at hotel.

Day 20- Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

Note: If you have time to stay in Nepal we will arrange you accordingly such as a Chitwan jungle safari tour, Lumbini, Pokhara, Nagarkot tour, Rafting etc.
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Trip cost Includes / Excludes

Cost Include(s)

  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including Tea/coffee and hot water
  • All Airport – Hotel – Airport transfer
  • Best suited accommodation during the trek
  • Tents for camping and kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, kitchen equipments for camping trek
  • An experienced Guide, Assistant Guide (5 trekkers : A.G), and porter (as you need) to carry luggage during the trek
  • All salaries, insurance, equipments, transportation, meals and accommodation for the Nepalese crew members
  • All Government Paper works and Permits for the trekking (TIMS Card/ National Parks/ Conservation area fees)
  • All grounded transportation and airfare during the trek
  • Group climbing equipments such as rope, ice screws, snow pickets, etc.
  • Climbing Guide, his equipment allowance and salary
  • Additional porters for carrying climbing gears
  • Island peak climbing permit fee
  • All Governments and Local Taxes
  • Special area trekking permit fee
  • Holiday Alpine Trekking kit bag and T-shirt

Cost Exclude(s)

  • International airfare and airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, mineral waters, cold drinks, laundry bills, cigarettes, phone calls etc.
  • The extra cost of the shower, battery charge
  • Personal travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal climbing equipments
  • Rescue charge if needed (we can arrange), any kind of unforeseen expenses etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Gratitude/Tips for the Crew

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Trip Note

Please: Write your intention without any hesitation; we will give response with details information as soon as possible. The price will depend on the no of pax in group and program schedule. Above day-to-day program schedule can be changeable according to our valuable client’s intention and the situation of weather.

Trip Equipment

Upper Body:

  • One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 long sleeve shirts.
  • One polar fleece pullovers, light-medium weight.
  • One polar fleece jacket.
  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable shell with large hood to accommodate a climbing helmet.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down with the hood.
  • Your clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags.


  • One pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, handling rope and gear requiring dexterity
  • One pair of very warm polar fleece gloves
  • One pair of Gortex mittens or heavy gloves for the climb at night.


  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
  • Light Balaclava
  • Neck sleeve
  • Baseball cap or brimmed sun cap
  • Glacier Sunglass with side shields
  • Spare sunglasses for the trek

Lower Body:

  • Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
  • One pair walking shorts
  • One pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp
  • One pair Icebreaker Merino 150 weight thermal bottoms for the climb and the sleeping bag
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers shell, waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • Soft shell climbing pants.


  • One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots
  • with good ankle support for the walk to high camp
  • One pair cross-trainers, running shoes for lodge and in camp
  • Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • One Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
  • One pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Personal hygiene supplies.
  • Sun cream SPF 30+
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Synthetic towel
  • Hand wipes


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Trip Facts

Trip Destination:
Mera Peak Climbing
Todal Duration:
20 Days
Group Size :
Minimum 2
Best Season:
March-May, Sept-Nov
Max. Altitude :
Bus / Flight
Trip Cost :
$Price on request

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