Mera Peak Climbing - 18 Days

Mera Peak Climbing
  • Duration:18 Days
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Difficulty
  • Max. Altitude: 6461 Meters
  • Max Group Size: Min 2
  • Starts at: Kathmandu
  • Ends at: Kathmandu
  • Best Time: March-May & September-November
  • Perfect peak climbing for beginner climbers.
  • Straightforward climbing route with no technical sections
  • Explore the exotic flora and fauna of Makalu Barun National Park
  • Thrilling flight to Lukla and adventurous trail through dense forests  and picturesque villages
  • Experience the mountain lifestyle and visit ancient monsters and stupas on the way.
  • Trek through glacier moraines and glacier paths
  • witness jaw-dropping mountain views
  • Cross suspension bridges along the trail and the Zatrwa La pass at the end of the trek
  • Explore the bustle and centuries-old monuments in Kathmandu.

Mera peak climbing is a thrilling step to the mountain that covers approximately 125km in distance. While you return, the trail crosses Zatrwa La pass (4,610 m/15,124 ft). Come across a diverse range of flora and fauna. Enjoy the inspiring adventure to its fullest and experience the ancient traditional culture of the villagers. Follow the less traveled route that leads us to Makalu Barun National Park with Mera Peak climbing.

Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal present in northern part of the Solu Khumbu region. It has three summits- Mera Central (6,461 m/21,197 ft), Mera North (6,476 m/21,247 ft), and Mera South (6,065 m/19,898 ft). You summit Mera North on this trip. The peak is in the highest part of the Himalayas in the Mahalangur section.

Are you looking for easy trekkers peak climbing in Nepal? Then our Mera peak is the best option for you. It is an 18-day program that lets you enjoy both trekking and climbing in the Himalayas. The package is designed to let you enjoy the journey to the fullest of the climbing journey.

Journey of Mera Peak climbing

Climbing Mera Peak begins during the famous expedition of Tenzing Norway Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary. They climbed Mera Peak before and after the Everest expedition for acclimatization and stretching.

From that day onwards, Mera Peak has seen hundreds of aspiring climbers. Today, Mera Peak has become the best first peak to begin the climbing journey in the Himalayas.

Get to learn the basics of mountaineering. Experienced mountaineers can approach this peak to practice and acclimatize!

Before you begin

Trek for multiple days via dense forests of rhododendrons, juniper, bamboo, pine, etc, and beautiful villages. The trail crosses many suspension bridges and ascents and descents following steep, rugged paths. Likewise, you will visit stupas and monasteries on the way. And experience the mountain lifestyle and see the daily life of the locals.

The journey offers diverse landscapes and breathtaking views of numerous mountains. Mountains like Kongde Ri (6,187 m/20,299 ft), Kyashar Himal (6,769 m/22,208 ft), Nuptse (7,861 m/25,791 ft), Chamlang (7,319 meters/24,012 ft), etc.

Mera peak Summit View

 Outstanding panoramic snow-capped mountain view of five 8000ers.

  •  Everest (8,848.86m/29,031.7 ft)
  • Lhotse (8,516 m/27,940 ft)
  • Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft)
  • Makalu (8,485 m/27,838 ft)
  • Kanchenjunga (8,586 m/28,169 ft)

First step to the mountains

Mera peak climbing is a perfect practice ground for trekkers who wish to climb mountains in the Himalayas. The less technical sections yet physically demanding climbing route lets you test your endurance, push your limits, and build up your climbing techniques.

Someone who loves hiking and trekking and has a nice high-altitude experience can join our Mera Peak Climbing 2024 venture.

Pre-Climbing Training

  • Train during your acclimatization day in Khare.
  • Learn to use climbing gear, basic climbing techniques, and a few climbing terms.
  • Boost your confidence and knowledge.

Differences in Mera Peak and Island Peak

Mera peak climbing and Island peak climbing both are popular peak-climbing adventures in the Himalayas. Both peaks offer lifetime experiences for thrill-seekers.

  • Mera Peak stands at 6,476 meters and is considered a technically straightforward climb. It is suitable for climbers with basic mountaineering skills.
  • Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, stands at 6,189 meters and presents a slightly more technical challenge compared to Mera Peak.
  • Mera peak route goes through the moraines from Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka and ascends on Mera Glacier. The climbing route above the high camp is mostly snowy steep slopes.
  • Likewise, the ascent to Island Peak typically involves crossing glaciers, traversing moraines, and tackling a steep ice wall known as the Island Peak headwall.

Why join Ace Vision Treks for Mera Peak Climbing?

We, Ace Vision Treks, offer the best Mera peak climbing cost with extensive service and attention. Our mountaineering guides are active climbers who are well known for the Mera peak trekking and climbing route. They are certified and well-trained, so you will have a very reliable companion with you.


On your arrival day, our team will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport to welcome you. They will greet you and transfer you to the hotel. After check-in, spend some time unpacking and relaxing. Later in the day, you can go on a light stroll around your hotel. In the evening explore Thamel.

  • Max. Altitude:1, 300 m/4, 265 ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

Today, we have a free day in Kathmandu. We will spend the day preparing for Mera peak climbing. In the morning, you can go on a short sightseeing tour of Monkey Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. 

After lunch, we’ll meet in our office for a trip briefing. Your mountain guide will say hello to you, and we will discuss the trail. Later, we will do the final packing and last-minute shopping if needed.


  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

Our journey begins with a short flight to Lukla (2, 840 m/9, 317 ft). From Lukla, we will begin trekking toward Paiya. At Lukla, porters will join us, and we will follow a downhill trail in the north direction. The trail goes through lush forests of juniper and rhododendrons. Passing by Surke, we will continue trekking toward Pakhapani. 

Here, we will have lunch and gradually ascend to Chutok La (pass). We then trek for another couple of hours to reach Paiya for a night's stay. The views of peaks like Kongde Ri, Tang Ragi Tu, and Khatang are superb on this day.


  • Max. Altitude:2, 730 m/8, 956 ft
  • Time:35 minutes flight & 4-5 hours trek
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail from Paiya descends and crosses a small bridge. Further, we will trek on a slippery path and cross Kari La pass. From here, we will trek through dense bamboo and rhododendron forests. Following a narrow mountain trail, we will reach Panggom village. On the way, we get to see the stunning view of Dudh Koshi Valley.

  • Max. Altitude:2,804 m/9,199 ft
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After a delicious breakfast, we'll begin trekking toward Ningsow. The trail ascends to Panggom La pass and continues along a steady track. We will then walk in the north direction. Soon we will cross Peseng Kharka Khola and keep trekking until we reach Peseng Kharka Danda. Crossing Ningsow Khola, we will reach Ningsow village to spend the night.

  • Max. Altitude:2,863 m/9,393 ft
  • Time:4-5 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Leaving Ningsow behind, we will descend for a while and follow an uphill trail to Ramilo Danda. This point offers superb views of Mera Peak and Salpa. From here, the trail ascends & descends and enters Makalu Barun National Park. 

The trail from here to Chhatra Khola is known as the Pasang Lhamu trail (Pasang Lhamu is the first Nepali woman to climb Mt. Everest). This part of the trail is home to the red panda. If we are lucky, we may get to see one.


  • Max. Altitude:3,122 m/10,243 ft
  • Time:7-8 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Chhatra Khola, the trail continues north, following the main course to Mera Peak. We will trek alongside the Majang Khola, which soon merges with another trail that goes along the Hinku Khola. We will trek past Tashing Ongma, where we can see seasonal tea shops. From here, we trek and cross a suspension bridge over Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe.

  • Max. Altitude:3,580 m/11,745 ft
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Kothe, we will be walking along the riverbed of the Hinku River to Gondishung. Here, we'll take a short break for lunch and quickly visit the two-century-old Buddhist Gompa called Lungsumgba Gompa. We will do a short puja for successful Mera peak climbing and take some pictures. 

The trail then gradually ascends to Thangnak, from where we can see breathtaking mountain views. Thangnak is a lovely pasture where locals bring their yaks in summer for grazing. We will spend a night in a basic teahouse here.


  • Max. Altitude:4,358 m/14,298 ft
  • Time:3-4 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today is our last day of trekking as we will be reaching our base camp of Mera Peak. This part of the trail is a bit demanding as we trek through steep moraines. Leaving Thangnak, we will continue trekking and soon navigate via the moraines from Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka. We will get to see the outstanding view of Charpate Himal. 

The trail continues to the nose to the Hinku Nap and Shar Glaciers. Further, we will walk on a steep uphill route that takes us to Khare. We will spend two nights here before continuing toward Mera High Camp for acclimatization.


  • Max. Altitude:5,045 m/16,552 ft
  • Time:2-3 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

We will spend an acclimatization day in Khare before we begin climbing. Today, our guide will give you pre-climbing training. You will learn to use climbing gear, techniques, and some useful terms for clear communication during climbing. In the morning, we will go on a short hike to a nearby glacier and return to Khare.

  • Accommodation:teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Leaving Khare, we will climb to Mera peak high camp. The route ascends steeply to Mera Glacier. Mera high camp is situated at the top of the glacier. So, we will be walking on a glacier all the way up to its top. This section of the climbing route is quite tricky and slippery. Upon reaching the high camp, the support crew will fix the tents and meals. We will spend the night at the high camp under the sky full of stars.

  • Max. Altitude:5,780 m/1,963 ft
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Accommodation:Camp
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

On this day, we will reach the summit of Mera Peak and descend back to Khare to spend the night. From the high camp, we will begin moving toward the summit around 2 AM. Our goal is to reach the summit before noon and return to Khare as the winds get very strong after 12 PM.

The climbing route from the high camp to the summit is all snowy slopes. There may be no or a few small technical sections as per the weather. The guides will fix the route wherever needed. Upon reaching the top of Mera Peak, we will get to see surreal views of mountains like Cho Oyu, Everest, Makalu, etc. 

After enjoying our time at the summit, we will trek back to high camp & pack our stuff and continue descending to Khare.


  • Max. Altitude:6,461 m/21,197 ft
  • Time:8-9 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail from Khare to Kothe is the same as before. We will descend via Thangnak and mostly follow the downhill path. The trail goes through lush forests, occasionally crossing suspension bridges on the way. Likewise, the mountain views are equally mesmerizing while descending.

  • Max. Altitude:3,580 m/11,745 ft
  • Time:4-5 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Kothe, we will continue trekking following a different route that leads to Thuli Kharak. Today, it is more uphill trekking than downhill. We will trek via dense forests and reach the western side of the Hinku Valley. From Thuli Kharka, we can see the jaw-dropping view of Mera Central.

  • Max. Altitude:4,300 m/14,107 ft
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

It is our last day of the trek. From Thuli Kharka, the trail gradually ascends to Zatrawa La pass (4, 610 m/15, 124 ft). From the top of the pass, we can see a fantastic mountain panorama. The trail then descends to Lukla via lush forests and small settlements. We will have our celebratory drinks in Lukla later in the evening.

  • Max. Altitude:2,840 m/9,317 ft
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

In the morning, we will fly out of Lukla, enjoying the last views of the majestic Himalayan mountains. Upon landing in Kathmandu, our team will drop you at the hotel. You have the rest of the day free in Kathmandu. Unpack and rest. Dine as you wish. Window shop in Thamel and explore the nearby tourist sites. We will meet you in the late evening for a farewell dinner.

  • Max. Altitude:1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Time:35 minits
  • Accommodation:Hotel

We have kept one extra day in our itinerary. We will use this day in case we see any setbacks during climbing or delays in Lukla's flight. If we do not use this day while traveling in the mountains, you will have one extra full day in Kathmandu to enjoy.

  • Accommodation:Hotel

Our team will help you check out of the hotel and drop you at the international airport as per your flight departure time. They will bid you our last goodbye and best wishes.

    Route Map

    Mera Peak Climbing - 18 Days map
    Cost Details
    What is Included
    • Kathmandu International Airport pick-up and drop by a private vehicle
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
    • Tented accommodation during the climbing
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climbing
    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
    • English-speaking trained, and experienced trekking guide (leader), and climbing guide (leader).
    • Porter service (2 trekkers =1 porter)
    • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
    • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Mera Peak climbing permits
    • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
    • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment Medical kit (carried by your guide)
    • Complimentary down sleeping bag (-20c) and down jacket provided for use for the duration of the trek (we suggest bringing your own if you have one)
      Complimentary Duffel bag (to keep personal belongings to be carried by porter
      Complimentary Trekking map
      First aid box carried at all times by guide (we suggest bringing your medical kit too)
    • All government and local taxes
    What is not Included
    • Your Nepal visa.
    • You will require 2 passport size photos
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal trekking Equipment
    • Tips for trekking crews
    • Your travel insurance
    • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the price include sections
    Useful Information

    Mera Peak Climbing Cost

    Mera climbing cost starts at USD 2500 per head, and increases as per the itinerary and services provided. In a big group of 8 to 12 participants, the per-head cost may go down to USD 2300. Contact us for special offers and customized services.

    Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is a must for peak climbing. You must get travel insurance that covers emergency air evacuation and medical bills. Travel insurance with air evacuation helps us get a prompt helicopter rescue in case of a crisis. Likewise, you can also include international flight cancellation, property loss/theft, etc. in your travel insurance.

    Trip Difficulty

    Mera peak climbing is not a technically advanced peak but demands strong physical fitness. As per the climbing grade, Mera Peak is graded Alpine Grade PD (slightly tricky). Do not underestimate this peak just because of fewer technical sections. Climbing on steep snow fields in exposure to extreme cold, wind, and sun is not easy.

    Before climbing begins, you will trek for multiple days on offbeat, steep trails via dense forests and gorges. You will also cross mountain passes while trekking. During the climb, we use crampons and other climbing gear. The 5-degree snow dome just before reaching the summit is one of the toughest parts of the climb.

    Altitude Sickness

    The highest point during the Mera peak climbing 18 days is 6,461 meters (21,197 ft). It is the summit of Mera Peak. Likewise, Khare (5,045 m/16,552 ft) is the last village you reach by trekking. It is also the base camp of Mera Peak. While returning, you will cross Zatrwa La pass (4,610 m/15,124 ft) to reach Lukla from Thuli Kharka (4,300 m/14,107 ft).

    As the elevation increase during this venture is quite high, participants may suffer from altitude sickness. However, to avoid this we take ample rest days to acclimatize and maintain our elevation increase under 500 meters every day. Our Mera peak itinerary is designed to let travelers enjoy the trip without worrying about anything, including altitude sickness.

    In the off case, if you get the symptoms (headache, vomiting, nausea, difficulty in breathing, etc), our trained guide will give you first aid. For extra precaution, drink plenty of water during the trip and avoid any alcoholic substances.

    Do not rush and get plenty of rest too!

    Mera Peak Climbing Preparation

    In the initial days, you will walk 5 to 6 hours a day from one village to another to reach the base camp. Some days may include 8 to 9 hours of walking as well. These long hours of walking each day on rugged terrain are bound to put pressure on your body, so you must be physically fit.

    To prepare for Mera peak climbing, first, book your trip on time and have at least 4 to 6 weeks on hand for preparation. During this time, you can involve yourself in regular long walks, day hikes, and exercise. Focus on building your core strength, endurance, and stamina. You can also do activities like swimming, running, cycling, skipping, etc.


    Our team provides you with a comprehensive packing list that you can follow to pack for the trip. Getting the right clothes and gear to have a smooth journey in the Himalayas.

    You can buy or rent most of the trekking/climbing clothes and equipment in Thamel, Kathmandu. If you are going to buy a new pair of trekking/climbing boots, then buy them early and get used to them.

    Best time to climb Mera Peak

    Spring and autumn seasons are the peak times for Mera peak climbing. These two seasons are known as the climbing season in Nepal, with a fantastic climate and stable weather. As there is less obstruction in these two seasons, the trip success rate is also significantly high.

    With the beginning of spring (March to May) nature begins to thrive. The trekking route is full of new vegetation, flowers, and wildlife. The mountain views are breathtaking, and the temperature ranges from 10°C to -4°C. At the summit, the temperature can drop to -30°C.

    Likewise, during autumn (September to November), the climate starts to cool down, and the forests begin to see very different hues of color. The trail is extremely beautiful, and the views are excellent. The freshness in the air makes walking pleasant. The temperature ranges from 12°C to 6°C. In autumn, Nepalese celebrate many festivals too, so the overall energy is very captivating.

    Offseason climbing:

    Winter (December to February) is also a great time to do peak climbing in Nepal, but you must pick the right time for the summit. Many travelers love to climb Mera Peak and descend skiing in the winter season. If you wish to ski down the peak, let us know in advance.

    Challenges are high in the winter season as it is off-season. Similarly, monsoon/summer (June to August) is not an ideal time for peak climbing.

    Accommodation and Meals

    During trekking, lodges will be your accommodation, and at the Mera High Camp, we will use alpine tents. All the accommodation will be clean and comfortable. Lodges offer a basic facility with a shared washroom. Our alpine tents are very sturdy. The support crew will set up the tents.

    In lodges, a variety of options like Thukpa, momo, Dal Bhat, pasta, curries, chapati, sandwiches, soups, etc are provided. During climbing, kitchen staff prepares and cooks the meals for the team.

    Tips for Mera Peak Climbing (Wi-Fi, Hot Showers, Luggage, Tips, etc.)

    • Get a Nepali tourist sim to use data during the trek. You may not get a connection in some places.
    • In some lodges, you can pay USD 2 to USD 5 for hot showers. Carry wet tissues to wipe your body regularly.
    • Your duffel bag weight limit is 10 kg, and your backpack is 5 kg. Store any extra luggage in the hotel's locker room free of cost while climbing.
    • At the end of the trip, kindly tip your guide and porters as per your wish. If you have joined this trip in a group, then every member can contribute USD 100 to tip guide/porters.
    • Always be on the cliff side if you pass by mules or yaks.
    • Do not drink water directly from a tap or stream. You may not digest it. Use a water purification tablet to purify it.
    • If you feel any discomfort, inform your guide immediately.
    Mera Peak Climbing - 18 Days FAQs
    • The trekking part of Mera peak climbing is 11 days long and also includes an acclimatization day in Khare. If you are short on time and have previous high-altitude experience, you can opt for a helicopter flight from Kathmandu or Lukla to Khare.

    • From the base camp, you can reach the summit of Mera Peak in two days. Our total Mera peak climbing journey is 18 days long, which also includes your arrival and departure from Kathmandu.

    • These are some of the easiest peaks to climb in Nepal- Mera Peak, Lobuche Peak, Island Peak, Pisang Peak, etc.

    • Yes, a beginner can climb Mera peak. This peak is highly recommended as the first peak to climb in the Himalayas.

    • Yes, Mera peak is harder than Kilimanjaro as climbing this peak demands strong endurance and strength.

    • Yes, Mera Peak climbing is very worth it because it lets you learn about the basics of mountaineering in the Himalayas. The views are fantastic, and the interactions with the locals are memorable too.

    • Yes, you can see Mt. Everest from Mera Peak. Likewise, you will also get to see other towering mountains from the summit, such as Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, Island Peak, etc.

    • No, you cannot climb Mera Peak without a guide. Climbing alone is not allowed in Nepal. It is mandatory to do peak climbing with a local company like us.

    • To prepare for Mera peak climbing 18 days engage yourself in cardio. Strengthen your core and leg muscles. Work on your mental attitude and practice disconnecting with the digital world.

    • In terms of high altitude and trekking route, Mera Peak is harder than Island Peak. However, Island Peak does have a few more technical sections than Mera Peak.

    • We have more than a 95% success rate in Mera peak climbing. Our professional team of climbers and porters will assure your safety during the climb and make sure you will reach the summit and return safely.

    Client Reviews

    • Ace Vision Treks and Tours for your unforgettable Trekking experience!

      I was lucky to have been referred to Ganesh by a friend. I had never been trekking before and he was happy to answer all my questions as well accompany me to shop for trekking gear as I arrived unprepared. He was also kind enough to lend me a jacket and sleeping bag. Ganesh went above and beyond for me before, throughout and even after the trek to ensure I had the most comfortable stay in Nepal. I absolutely recommend that you leverage the knowledgeable and passionate guidance of Ace Vision Treks and Tours for your unforgettable Trekking experience!

      Arthy RaveeCanada,February, 2024
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