KATHMANDU - LUKLA - KHARE - MERA PEAK SUBMMIT - JATRA LA PASS - LUKLA - KATHMANDU
Why Climbing Mera Peak?
- Summit of Mera Peak: 6,476m peak offering panoramic views of the tallest peaks in the world.
- Hinku Valley: A lush valley surrounded by forests, glaciers, and peaks.
- Cultural Experience: Trek through traditional Sherpa villages and experience local culture.
- Adventure: Challenging and rewarding climbing experience.
- Scenery: Breathtaking views of the Himalayas along the trek.
- Acclimatization: Opportunity for acclimatization to high altitude.
- Wildlife: Possibility of encountering wildlife, such as Himalayan Tahr, Musk Deer, and Snow Leopard.
- Solitude: Mera Peak is less crowded compared to other popular climbing destinations, offering a peaceful and solitary experience
Climbing Mera Peak Introduction:
Climbing Mera Peak is a popular and challenging trekking destination in the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal. At an altitude of 6,476 meters (21,247 feet), it is the highest trekking peak in Nepal and offers stunning views of Mount Everest and other peaks in the Himalayas.
The journey to the summit of Mera Peak starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through the beautiful and remote Solu-Khumbu region, passing through traditional Sherpa villages, rhododendron forests, and beautiful alpine meadows.
The climb to the summit of Mera Peak requires physical and mental preparation, as the high altitude and unpredictable weather conditions can make the ascent challenging. However, with proper acclimatization and technical skills, most people with a good level of fitness can reach the top.
On the summit day, climbers typically start their ascent early in the morning, following a fixed rope to the summit. The climb is steep and challenging, but the breathtaking views from the top make it all worth it. From the summit, climbers can see Mount Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and many other peaks in the Himalayas.
After summiting Mera Peak, climbers return to base camp for a well-deserved rest, before making their way back to Lukla and flying back to Kathmandu. The whole journey, from start to finish, can take up to three weeks, depending on the itinerary.
Climbing Mera Peak is a truly unforgettable experience and a must-do for anyone looking for an adventure in the Nepalese Himalayas. The stunning views, remote and pristine landscapes, and the sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit make this climb a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Mera Peak Climbing Route options:
Planning to scale Mera Peak requires careful consideration of several key elements that can impact the cost of your trip. These include the length of the climb, seasonal permit fees, group size, and the number of porters needed. To ensure a tailored experience that fits within your time and budget constraints, we can work with you to customize the itinerary.
In terms of the climbing route, there are several options available for your Mera Peak experience, including:
- Option 1: the fastest way to go to Mera Peak,
Climbing Mera Peak from Kathmandu is a great way to experience the beauty of the Himalayas. To take this route, you will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and then trek towards the Zatra-la pass, which sits at an altitude of 4610 meters. Once you have crossed the pass, you will reach Tagnag and continue to the Mera Peak base camp. While this is a shorter route, it may be challenging for those who are not experienced in climbing at high altitudes.
This option is priced at $1950 per person and includes all necessary documents, as well as food, salary for climbing guides, porter fees, climbing and trekking permits, and tea house accommodation.
- Option 2: Moderate Duration to climb Mera Peak,
Another option for scaling Mera Peak starts in Lukla and follows the well-trodden trail to Namche Bazaar, which is also used by trekkers headed to Everest Base Camp from Namche Bazaar, climbers will continue on to the Mera Peak base camp, summit the peak, and retrace their steps along the same trail. This option is priced at $2200 per person.
- Option 3rd: Longer option but Best option (Recommended),
Another way to reach the top of Mera Peak is by flying from Kathmandu to Lukla in the morning and trekking through charming Sherpa villages to the Hinku Valley, a stunningly scenic location. From there, the journey continues to Tagnag and the Mera Peak base camp, followed by the ascent to the summit and the awe-inspiring views from the top. The return journey follows the same route.
This option, which covers all necessary expenses, is priced at $2700 per person.
A cost-saving tip: The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back can be quite costly, but it is a faster option. For those with time and budget constraints, taking a bus from Kathmandu to Jiri and joining the itinerary after several days of walking can help reduce the overall cost.
When is the best time to climb Mera Peak?
The best time to climb Mera Peak is during the months of September to November and March to May, when the weather is clear and visibility is good. These months also offer the most stable snow conditions for safe climbing. However, it's important to keep in mind that conditions can vary from year to year, and weather can change rapidly, so it's important to be prepared for any eventuality and to consult with a local guide before starting the climb.
How difficult is Mera Peak?
Mera Peak is considered a challenging climb, with a maximum elevation of 6,476 meters (21,247 ft). The climb requires good physical fitness and acclimatization to high altitude, as well as some technical climbing skills, particularly on the ascent to the summit. The climbing route involves steep snow and ice slopes and can be difficult in adverse weather conditions. It's important to have the proper equipment, such as crampons and ice axes, and to be well-prepared for the climb. However, with proper planning and preparation, Mera Peak can be a rewarding and enjoyable climb for experienced mountaineers.
Climbing Mera Peak Outline
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu 1,300 m/4,263 ft (1.3 km),
Day 02: Your trip preparation and guide introduction,
Day 03: Fly from KTM to Lukla airport than trek to Paiya (Chuck) 2,730 m/8,955 ft (2.73 km):6 hrs walk,
Day 04: Trek to Pingdomm 2,846 m/9,336 ft (2.85 km):5 hrs walk,
Day 05: Trek to Ningsow 2,862 m/9,392 ft (ca. 3 km):5 hrs walk,
Day 06: Trek to Chhatra Khola 2,800 m/9,185 ft (2.8 km):7 to 8 hrs walk,
Day 07: Trek to Kothe 3,691 m/12,109 ft (3.69 km),
Day 08: Trek to Thaknak 4,357 m/14,296 ft (4.36 km):4 hrs walk,
Day 09: Trek to Khare 5,045 m/16,485 ft (ca. 5 km): 3 hrs walk,
Day 10: Pre-training for climbing & Acclimatization day,
Day 11: Khare to Mera High Camp 5,780 m/18,958 ft (ca. 6 km): 6-7 hours Day 12: Mera High Camp to Summit 6,461 m/21,1907 ft (ca. 65 km) and back to Khare 5,045 m/16,547 ft (ca. 5 km):9 hrs walk,
Day 13: Reserve Day,
Day 14: Khare to Kothe 3600 m/11,808 ft (3.6 km):5 hrs walk,
Day 15: Kothe the Thuli Kharka 4,300 m/14,107 ft (4.3 km): 6 hrs walk,
Day 16: Thuli Kharla to Lukla via Zatrwa La passes: 7 hrs walk,
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu-30 minute flight.
Day 18: Final departure.
- Airport to your hotel in Kathmandu and after your trip hotel to TIA Airport pick & drops services.
- 3-star Catagories Hotels per itinerary inclusive Breakfast
- Local Sherpa tea house accommodation during your trek in the mountain,
- Lukla to Lukla Breakfast, Lunch 7 Dinner(During your trek in the mountain),
- Tented safe and comfortable accommodation during climbing and other few settlements,
- Kathmandu to Lukla & Lukla to Kathmandu domestic flight tickets,
- Strong local porter(2 Trekkers will get 1 porter)
- All staff's essential things such as salary, insurance, accommodation, etc,
- Duffel bags(to be returned after your Mera peak trip)
- Your climbing, trekking permits & necessary documentation.
- Trekking 7 Climbing equipment,
- Local taxes, entrance fees, and Government taxes,
What's not included?
- Visa fee of Nepal
- International flight ticket to and from Kathmandu,
- Extra night hotel in Kathmandu,
- Oxygen Chamber for altitude,
- Extra weight more than 15 kg to and from Lukla Airport( 1 kg extra)
- Weight charge (1.5$)
- Your Nepal holiday insurance,
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
- Emergency Heli service charge,
- Personal expert climbing guide,
- If you extend your trip, cost also extra,
- Tip for field staff it is highly expected,
Day by Day Itinerary
Hotel in KTM
Arrive in Kathmandu at 1,300 meters (4,263 ft) and be greeted with a private transfer pick-up service to your hotel. Get all the information you need for the trek and trip briefing, so you're fully prepared for your adventure in the Himalayas.
Hotel in KTM
Get ready for your adventure with comprehensive trip preparation and meet your knowledgeable guide for an introduction to the journey ahead.
6 hrs walk, Breakfast, lunch & Dinner Lodge
The trail from Lukla airport to Paiya (Chuck) takes you through the stunning mountain landscape of the Nepal Himalayas. The trail is well-trodden and offers scenic views of snow-capped peaks, rolling hills, and lush forests. As you hike through the terrain, you will come across small villages and cross suspension bridges over rivers.
The trail can be strenuous in some areas, with steep climbs and descents, but the stunning scenery makes it all worth it. Along the way, you will pass by local tea houses and lodges, providing opportunities to rest and recharge with a cup of tea or a meal. Overall, the trek from Lukla to Paiya is a journey filled with breathtaking landscapes, cultural encounters, and a sense of adventure.
5 Hour Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
The trek from Paiya to Pingdomm takes approximately 5 hours of walking and covers a distance of 2.85 kilometers. The trail continues through the stunning mountain landscape, offering views of majestic peaks, rolling hills, and verdant forests. As you hike higher in elevation, the landscape becomes increasingly rugged, with steep climbs and challenging terrain. The trail winds its way through the heart of the mountains, providing a sense of adventure and a connection with the natural world. Along the way, you will encounter local communities and traditional villages, giving you a glimpse into the lives of the people who call these mountains home. With each step, you will be rewarded with breathtaking vistas and a sense of accomplishment as you reach the summit of Pingdomm at 2,846 meters or 9,336 feet.
5 hrs walk, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
The trek from Pingdomm to Ningsow is a one-of-a-kind adventure through the majestic Nepal Himalayas. The journey takes approximately 5 hours of walking and covers a distance of 3 kilometers, traversing through lush valleys and steep climbs. As you make your way to Ningsow, you will be presented with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, and get to experience the warmth of the local villages and their friendly inhabitants. When you finally reach Ningsow, you will be rewarded with an elevation of 2,862 meters or 9,392 feet and breathtaking views of the Himalayas. It will be a journey you will never forget.
7 to 8 hrs walk, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
The trek from Ningsow to Chhatra Khola takes approximately 7 to 8 hours of walking and covers a distance of 2.8 kilometers. The trail continues through the rugged and beautiful landscape of the Nepal Himalayas. You will encounter new and challenging terrain, with steep climbs and descents, but the reward is the stunning scenery and the sense of adventure that comes with it. Along the way, you will pass by local villages and cross suspension bridges over fast-flowing rivers. As you make your way to Chhatra Khola, you will experience the thrill of reaching new heights and discovering new landscapes. At Chhatra Khola, you will reach an elevation of 2,800 meters or 9,185 feet and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.
5-6 Hrs.. Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner Lodge
The trek from Chhatra Khola to Kothe takes approximately 7 to 8 hours of walking and covers a distance of 3.69 kilometers. The trail continues to wind its way through the stunning mountain landscape, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and rolling hills. As you hike higher in elevation, the trail becomes more challenging, with steep climbs and rugged terrain. Despite the challenges, the journey to Kothe is rewarded with the satisfaction of reaching a new height and discovering new landscapes. At Kothe, you will reach an elevation of 3,691 meters or 12,109 feet and be treated to stunning views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.
4 Hrs. Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner Lodge
The trek from Kothe to Thaknak is an incredible journey through the majestic Nepal Himalayas. The trail takes approximately 4 hours of walking and covers a distance of 4.36 kilometers, climbing ever higher in elevation and offering stunning views along the way. As you traverse the terrain, you will get to pass by local villages, cross suspension bridges over rivers, and get a glimpse into the lives of the people who call these mountains home. Despite the challenging terrain, the journey to Thaknak will be rewarded with the satisfaction of reaching a new height and experiencing new landscapes. When you finally reach Thaknak, you will be treated to an elevation of 4,357 meters or 14,296 feet and breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.
3 hrs walk, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
The trek from Thaknak to Khare takes approximately 3 hours of walking and covers a distance of approximately 5 kilometers. The trail continues to climb higher into the Nepal Himalayas, offering challenging terrain and breathtaking views. As you make your way to Khare, you will pass by remote mountain villages and cross over high suspension bridges, providing a sense of adventure and a connection with the natural world. Despite the challenges of the terrain, the journey to Khare is rewarded with the satisfaction of reaching a new height and experiencing new landscapes. At Khare, you will reach an elevation of 5,045 meters or 16,485 feet and be treated to stunning views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
On day 10 of your climb, you will need to undertake pre-training for climbing and spend the day acclimatizing. Pre-training for climbing involves familiarizing yourself with the proper use of equipment such as ropes and harnesses, as well as the necessary safety protocols. Acclimatization involves allowing your body time to adjust to the lower levels of oxygen at higher altitudes. This can be accomplished by frequent breaks during your climb, and by limiting your time at higher altitudes until your body has had time to adjust.
Khare to Mera High Camp 5,780 m/18,958 ft (ca. 6 km): 6-7 hours Day 12: Mera High Camp to Summit 6,461 m/21,1907 ft (ca. 65 km) and back to Khare 5,045 m/16,547 ft (ca. 5 km):
9 hrs walk, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
It typically takes 6-7 hours to hike from Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780 m/18,958 ft) and approximately 9 hours to complete a round trip from Mera High Camp to the summit of Mera Peak (6,461 m/21,1907 ft) and back to Khare (5,045 m/16,547 ft). The distances for each segment are roughly 6 km and 5 km, respectively.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
A reserve day is a designated day for contingency in case of unfavorable weather conditions or other unexpected circumstances while climbing Mera Peak. It allows climbers to adjust their schedule and still reach the summit without rushing or cutting corners on safety. Having a reserve day allows for more flexibility and a better chance of reaching the summit successfully.
5 hrs. walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
Climbing Mera Peak from Khare to Kothe (3600 m/11,808 ft, 3.6 km) usually takes about 5 hours of walking. Along the way, you will ascend steadily up to the summit. The route is relatively straightforward and you will be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Be sure to take breaks and drink plenty of water to keep your energy up and prevent altitude sickness. Be sure to have a knowledgeable guide with you and make sure your equipment is in good condition.
6 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
The trail on Day 15 from Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4,300 m/14,107 ft, 4.3 km) is a 6-hour walk. It's a steady ascent up a path that passes through a variety of landscapes including meadows, forests, and rocky terrain. The route offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and is a great opportunity to spot wildlife. As you ascend, you will need to be aware of the changing altitude and take breaks to prevent altitude sickness. Be sure to have the proper equipment and a knowledgeable guide with you.
7 hrs walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
The trail from Thuli Kharla to Lukla via Zatrwa La passes (4,600 m/15,093 ft , 7 hrs walk) is a challenging trek that takes you through varied landscapes including meadows, forests, and rocky terrain. The route offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and chances to spot wildlife. As you ascend, you will need to be aware of the changing altitude and take breaks to prevent altitude sickness. Be sure to have the proper equipment and a knowledgeable guide with you. The trail is relatively straightforward, but it is a long and strenuous walk, so make sure to pace yourself and drink plenty of water.
30 Minute Breakfast Hotel in KTM
Flying from Lukla to Kathmandu takes around 30 minutes and offers stunning views of the Himalaya mountains. During the flight, you will be able to spot some of the iconic landmarks of the city, as well as the lush green valleys and rolling hills. You will also get a glimpse of the terraced farmland, rivers, and villages that make up the region. The flight is a great opportunity to experience the beauty of the Himalayan region and get an aerial view of the area.
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Mera Peak Climbing FAQs
What is the elevation of Mera Peak?
Answer: The elevation of Mera Peak is 6,461 meters (21,190 feet).
How long does it take to climb Mera Peak?
Answer: It typically takes about 11 to 14 days to reach the summit of Mera Peak, depending on the route taken.
What is the best time to climb Mera Peak?
Answer: The best time to climb Mera Peak is between March and May, and between October and November.
What is the difficulty level of Mera Peak?
Answer: The difficulty level of Mera Peak is considered moderate to difficult, depending on the route taken.
Are there any special permits required to climb Mera Peak?
Answer: Yes, a special permit is required to climb Mera Peak.
What kind of equipment do I need for a successful climb?
Answer: You will need quality climbing gear, including crampons, ice axe, and trekking poles, as well as warm clothing and other essential items.
What type of food is available on the climb?
Answer: On the climb, you will be provided with meals consisting of typical Nepalese dishes, as well as another international cuisine.
What type of accommodation is available on the climb?
Answer: On the climb, you will be provided with meals and accommodation in various lodges, tea houses, and tents.
What type of guide service is available?
Answer: Professional and experienced guides are available to help you on the climb.
Are there any medical facilities on the climb?
Answer: Medical facilities are limited on the climb, so it is important to bring any necessary medications with you.
Are there any additional costs associated with the climb?
Answer: There may be additional costs associated with the climb, such as food, extra equipment, and other services.
Are there any age restrictions for climbing Mera Peak?
Answer: Yes, there are age restrictions for climbing Mera Peak, usually ranging from 12 to 70 years old.
Are there any special visas or permits required to enter Nepal?
Answer: Yes, a valid visa is required to enter Nepal. Please check with your local embassy for the latest visa requirements.
- Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure
- 30% of the total cost of the trip will be charged if cancelled between 60 to 30 days prior to departure date
- 60% of total cost of the trip will be charged if cancelled in between 30 to 14 days prior to departure date.