Mera Peak (6,476 m)

Mera peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. It is a physically demanding snow trek with straightforward climbing. Mera Peak climbing is suitable for all fit trekkers who dare to dream of standing on a Himalayan summit. It is also best for all experienced trekkers looking for an exciting expedition style tented camping trek and climbing trip in Nepal. The panoramic view seen from our Mera High Camp is truly breathtaking and probably one of the best of its kind. The climbing summit day starts early in morning and we approach the Mere peak top by the northern route – this involves gradual climb with an outstanding mountain panorama always in sight. The view from the summit is one of the finest in the Himalayas with five spectacular 8000 meter peaks visible. Mt.Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Kanchenjunga (8586m) as well as Nuptse (7855m) and Chamlang (7319m)

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 19Days 
Trip Grading: Strenous Plus
Max Altitude: 6419 m.
Best Time: Oct – May
Tripe Mode: Tea house

Mera Peak Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal (1,400m). Settle into your hotel and enjoy some free time to explore the vibrant city.

Day 2: Prepare for the trek. This could involve collecting permits, purchasing any last-minute supplies, and briefing with your trekking team. You can also use this day to explore some of Kathmandu’s historical and cultural sites like Durbar Square or Swayambhunath Stupa.

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,840m), the gateway to the Everest region. This scenic flight offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas. After landing, embark on a moderate trek to Chhutanga (3,100m) or Phakding (2,610m), depending on the itinerary.

Day 4: Enjoy a scenic trek through the Dudh Koshi Valley to Panggom (3,210m) or Chheplung (2,700m) with stunning mountain views.

Day 5: Continue your journey to Ningsow (3,660m) or Shyangboche (3,800m), gradually gaining altitude and entering the heart of the Makalu Barun National Park.

Day 6: Hike to Chetrajen (3,780m) or Dingboche (4,350m). This might be a longer day depending on the chosen route.

Day 7: Acclimatization day. Explore the surrounding area around Kothe (4,200m) or Machhermo (4,410m) for short hikes and enjoy the stunning Himalayan scenery.

Day 8: Move to Thangnak (4,700m). Take it slow as you continue acclimatization.

Day 9: Rest and acclimatize at Thangnak. This rest day is crucial for proper acclimatization before attempting higher altitudes.

Day 10: Hike to Khare (4,940m), base camp for Mera Peak.

Day 11: Acclimatization day at Khare. Take a short hike or explore the surrounding area to further adjust to the altitude.

Day 12: Ascend to Mera High Camp (5,800m). This will be a challenging day with a significant elevation gain.

Day 13: Summit Day! Attempt to reach the summit of Mera Peak (6,476m) and enjoy the incredible panoramic view of the Himalayas (weather permitting). Descend back to Khare for rest.

Day 14: Descend to Kothe or Machhermo.

Day 15: Trek back to Thuli Kharka (4,200m) or Lukla (2,840m) via Zatrwa La Pass (4,690m).

Day 16: Free day in Lukla for relaxation and shopping for souvenirs.

Day 17: Scenic flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla.

Day 18: Enjoy a free day in Kathmandu. Explore the city further, visit any remaining sights, or do some souvenir shopping.

Day 19: Depart from Kathmandu and return home.

Inclusions:

  • Domestic flights: Roundtrip flight tickets between Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Accommodation: Tea house lodges for the duration of the trek.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  • Permits: All necessary trekking permits and national park entrance fees for the Mera Peak Trek.
  • Guide: A professional and experienced English-speaking guide throughout the trek.
  • Porters: Porters to carry your luggage on the trek (weight limit may apply).

Exclusions:

  • International flights: Roundtrip flight tickets to and from Kathmandu.
  • Visas: Nepal visa fees.
  • Travel insurance: Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory and should cover medical emergencies, helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation, etc.
  • Personal expenses: Beverages (outside of meals), snacks, personal equipment (clothing, sleeping bag, trekking poles), laundry, tipping, phone calls, internet access, and any other personal expenses.
  • Departure taxes: Airport departure tax at Kathmandu airport.
  • Additional activities: Any optional activities during the trek or sightseeing in Kathmandu beyond the itinerary.