Mera Peak Climbing

Trip Highlights

  • A visit to the Himalayan national park, Makalu Barun National Park
  • Witness traditional Sherpa villages of Everest and Makalu regions
  • Relish the sights of majestic peaks in Everest and Makalu ranges
  • Explore the revered UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu

Trip Overview

18 days of Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal

Mera Peak climbing is a trophy among all the peaks below 6,461 meters in Nepal. Climbing the highest trekking peak in the country offers a great opportunity to enjoy the wonderful vistas of the Himalayas. Mera Peak Climbing requires one to trek through the traditional Sherpa villages and Makalu Barun National Park to reach the pristine Mera Peak. The peak climbing trip is more than just an arduous climb but incorporates trekking in the company of the majestic Himalayas of Everest and Makalu ranges.

The 18-day Mera Peak Climbing trip begins upon your arrival at Kathmandu. After the initial preparation of the trip, you’ll embark on a sightseeing tour of the historical Kathmandu day tour and witness some of the pristine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. An early morning flight will take you to Lukla, the gateway of Everest.  From where you’ll begin trekking towards Mera Peak (6461m). Instead of taking the popular Everest trail, you’ll continue eastward towards Paiya village.

The forested trail will take you to the traditional Sherpa village of Panggom, Ningsow, and ChhetraKhola before arriving at Makalu Barun National Park. Makalu (8463m), Chamlang (7321m), and Baruntse (7219m) peaks lie inside the park. You’ll continue north and cross Kothe, Thangnak, and Khare village before arriving at Mera Peak Base Camp.

From here, you’ll ascend the peak and arrive at Mera Peak High Camp.  Where you’ll make an attempt for the summit. The Mera Peak summit offers a great panorama of the valley including the majestic sights. The mountains like Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Makalu (8463m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7861m), and Baruntse (7219m). Here on, it’s a continuous descent until Lukla. En route, you’ll pass through Kothe and ThuliKharka village before crossing the Zatrwa La Pass (4610m) to reach Lukla. Mera Peak Climbing is mostly accessible during the spring (Mar-Jun) and autumn (Sep-Nov) seasons.

At Tour Trekking Company in Nepal Ace Vision Treks, we offer our best services to clients. We have an experienced team of experts and guides who will lead you along with the trips. We also address your needs for customization to the trips you desire to undertake. Similarly, we can also add other luxuries to your trips if you provide the requests beforehand.

Outline Itinerary

01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
03: Fly to Lukla (2,840 m) and Trek to Paiya (Chutok|2,730 m), Duration: 40 Minutes flight, 4-5 Hours trek
04: Trek to Panggom (2,804 m), Duration: 5-6 Hours
05: Trek to Ningsow (2,863 m), Duration: 4-5 Hours
06: Trek to ChhetraKhola (3,122 m), Duration 7-8 Hours
07: Trek to Kothe (3,580 m), Duration: 6-7 Hours
08: Trek to Thangnak (4,358 m), Duration: 3-4 Hours
09: Trek to Khare (5,045 m), Duration: 2-3 Hours
10: Acclimatization and pre-climb training at Khare
11: Trek to Mera High Camp (5,780 m), Duration: 6-7 Hours
12: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461 m) and back to Khare, Duration: 8-9 Hours
13: Trek back to Kothe (3,580 m), Duration: 4-5 Hours
14: Trek to ThuliKharka (4,300 m), Duration: 5-6 Hours
15: Trek to Lukla via Zatrwa La Pass (4610m), Duration: 6-7 Hours
16: Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m), Duration: 40 Minutes flight
17: Reserve Day
18: Final Departure

Itinerary

01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
A Tour Trekking company in Nepal representative of Ace Vision Treks will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and take you to your hotel. Afterward, you can choose to relax or take a stroll around the market to purchase any trek accessories, snacks, or goodies, followed by a lavish welcome dinner with your guide. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
You’ll discuss this with your guide and prepare for the upcoming trek. He’ll assess your health, trek gears, and clothing, and prepare the TIMS Card and climbing permit. In the meantime, you’ll embark on a sightseeing tour of the historical Kathmandu city. With the company of a tour guide, you will embark on a cultural exploration of the world heritage sites in Kathmandu. Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square are the major destinations for the day. If time permits, you’ll visit a few more tourist destinations around Kathmandu. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
03: Fly to Lukla (2,840 m) and Trek to Paiya (Chutok|2,730 m), Duration: 40 Minutes flight, 4-5 Hours trek
You’ll catch an early morning flight to Lukla. The 35-40min flight will take 140km northeast of Kathmandu to the Lukla Airport from where you’ll begin the trek. Lukla, a tiny Sherpa village, serves as the gateway to the Everest region. The trek heads south and gradually descend to Surke village. Crossing Chutok La Pass (2945m), you move to Paiya. Overnight stay at Paiya.
04: Trek to Panggom (2,804 m), Duration: 5-6 Hours
The second day of the trek begins with a brief descent. You’ll cross a suspension bridge and trek through the slippery trail towards Kari La Pass (3145m). After crossing the pass, you’ll continue trekking through the lush rhododendron and bamboo forests. After a brief trek through the Dudh Koshi Valley, you’ll arrive at Panggom. The inhabitants of Panggom Village largely depend on farming and trading. Overnight stay atPanggom.
05: Trek to Ningsow (2,863 m), Duration: 4-5 Hours
After breakfast, you’ll head out of Panggom and cross the Panggom La Pass (3174m). A brief ascent, you’ll complete it within a short time and head north towards PesengKharkaKhola. After crossing the mighty river, you’ll reach PesengKharkaDanda. Brief trekking through the ridges will bring you to Ningsow Khola. Just to the other side of the stream lies Ningsow Village. Overnight stay at Ningsow.
06: Trek to ChhetraKhola (3,122 m), Duration 7-8 Hours
From Ningsow the trail advances through some uneven path towardRamailoDanda. From the vantage point of RamailoDanda, you can enjoy the extraordinary sights of Mera Peak (6461m) and Salpa Danda. After brief trekking, you’ll reach Makalu Barun National Park and cross the Pasang Lhamu trail towards ChhatraKhola. If you’re lucky, you can spot a Red Panda in the woods. Overnight stay at ChhetraKhola.
07: Trek to Kothe (3,580 m), Duration: 6-7 Hours
After heading out of ChhetraKhola, you’ll trek north on the main trail to Mera Peak (6461m). The scenic setting of the national park will offer a great time. You’ll arrive at MajangKhola, from where another trail moves alongside the HinkuKhola. You’ll continue heading straight towards Trashing Ongma and cross the bridge over the SanuKholato to reach Kothe. Overnight stay at Kothe.
08: Trek to Thangnak (4,358 m), Duration: 3-4 Hours
You’ll continue trekking along the ridge of the HinkuKholalying on the foothills of Mera Peak (6461m). After a brief stop at Gordishung, a cattle herders’ settlement during summer, you’ll pass the 200-year-old LungsumgbaGompa and trek until you arrive at Thangnak. Thangnak has few lodges and shops to cater to tourists. Overnight stay at Thangnak.
09: Trek to Khare (5,045 m), Duration: 2-3 Hours
You’ll follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier towards Dig Kharka which offers a mesmerizing view ofCharpateHimal. The trail then climbs through moraines to the top-ridge of HinkuNup and Shar glaciers. A brief ascent from HinkuNup will bring you directly to Khare. From Khare, you can enjoy the north face of Mera Peak up-close. Overnight stay at Khare.
10: Acclimatization and pre-climb training at Khare
Today, you’ll spend time acclimatizing at Khare overlooking the Mera Glacier. You’ll use your spare time to prepare for the climb. Your climb guide will assist you with basic training and handling to climb gear and tools like the ice-ax, harness, ascender, climbing boots, and crampons, along with the usage of the rope during climbing. You can also explore the nearby surroundings to witness exquisite Himalayan views. Overnight stay at Khare.
11: Trek to Mera High Camp (5,780 m), Duration: 6-7 Hours
It will follow a lengthy trek to the High Camp of Mera Peak. You’ll walk through a boulder-strewn steep trail and continue further through the Mera La Pass (5415m) towards Mera High Camp. You’ll cross a rocky and snowy trail, and many crevasses en route to high camp. You’ll stop at a large rock marked by a large cairn and set up a high camp while enjoying the beautiful sights of the majestic peaks like Mt. Everest (8848m), Makalu (8463m), Cho Oyu (8188m), and Lhotse (8414m). Overnight stay at Mera High Camp.
12: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461 m) and back to Khare, Duration: 8-9 Hours
It is a special day as you climb the summit of Mera Peak. You’ll wake up before the break of dawn, and have your breakfast. Afterward, you’ll prepare for the climb. Led by your climb guide, you’ll ascend using the crampons and head slowly towards the summit. The climb steepens for a section behind the ridge which brings you closer to the summit. The summit of Mera Peak offers a spectacular panorama of the Khumbu valley along with the majestic views of the Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,188m), Lhotse (8,414m), Makalu (8,463m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,861m), Baruntse (7,129m), and few other peaks. You’ll retrace your path and climb down the same way back to the High Camp and later to Khare. Overnight stay at Khare.
13: Trek back to Kothe (3,580 m), Duration: 4-5 Hours
The descent will be easier as you trek down from Khare to Kothe village. Retracing your steps, you pass Dig Kharka and head towards the edge of Sabai Tsho Lake. Further descending, the trek heads to Thangnak followed by Gordishung and Mosom Kharka to reach Kothe. You can celebrate the success of the climb at Kothe with locals and Yak-cheese. Overnight stay at Kothe.
14: Trek to ThuliKharka (4,300 m), Duration: 5-6 Hours
The trail follows the uneven path and crossing of the several tributaries of the Inkhu Khola before arriving at Taktho. You’ll head right and continue trekking until ThuliKharka. En route to ThuliKharka, you’ll pass through Buddhist Chortens. The surrounding hills and mountains in the skyline will keep you company as you make a final climb to Thuli Kharka. Overnight stay at ThuliKharka.
15: Trek to Lukla via Zatrwa La Pass (4610m), Duration: 6-7 Hours
You’ll leave Thuli Kharka and ascend towards Zatrwa La Pass (4610m). Although challenging, the views atop the pass are sublime and provide the zeal to trek further. After crossing the pass you’ll be welcomed by the beautiful sight of Lukla with the scenic background containing Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, NumburHimal, and KusumKhangkaru ranges. You’ll arrive at Lukla via Chutangand rest. Overnight stay at Lukla.
16: Fly back to Kathmandu (1300m), Duration: 40 Minutes flight
Today, you’ll catch your flight back to Kathmandu. Having said your goodbyes to the incredible Himalayan realm, you get on a scenic flight and reach Kathmandu. Upon arrival, our representative will receive you and bring yours to your hotel. Later, you can explore the city which offers a bit of cultural predominance and hints of modernity. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
17: Reserve Day
A reserve day is kept to ensure that you do not miss your flight back to Kathmandu in case of flight delay or cancellation due to bad weather. However, if you do not come across such events, Kathmandu is always ready for sightseeing. The durbar squares in Bhaktapur and Patan offer insight into medieval art and culture whereas destinations like Phulchowki, Godavari, and Chandragiri have natural opulence on offer. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
18: Final Departure
Today, being the final day of your trip, the Ace Vision Treks & Tours representative will drop you off at the airport. After bidding goodbyes to your peak climbing comrades and guides, you will head to the airport and get on a scheduled flight to your destination.

What's Include

  • 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
  • Welcome or farewell dinners
  • 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), 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)
  • All government and local taxes

What's Exclude

  • 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 and Mountain
  • Personal trekking Equipment
  • Tips for trekking crews
  • Sightseeing and Monuments fees
  • Your travel insurance
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the price include sections

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  • USD 2250
  • Difficult
  • 18 Days
  • 6461 Meters
  • B. L. D.
  • Hotel, Tea House and Camping
  • March-May & September-November
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