Mera Peak Climbing

Duration: 18 Days
Price: US $2365 View dates & Prices
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Very Strenuous
  • ActivityExpedition
  • TransportationNA
  • AccomodationLodge + Camping
  • Min Person2
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Mera Peak Climbing, a thrilling, scenically stunning and exciting venture is terrifically popular among adventure trekking and climbing lovers. Mera Peak (6461 meter high) is one of the fascinating trekking peaks in Everest region of Nepal as it involves a culturally stimulating journey through remote picturesque villages and forests - followed by a gentle climb to the summit. It is perhaps best known because it is Nepal’s highest trekking peak. Mera Peak Situated on the edge of famous Khumbu Region and dominated by Mt. Everest, Mera Peak Expedition is an opportunity to all the adventure seekers who are physically fit. Lifting the eyes from Mera and keep on lifting them until, above the clouds, its summit panorama takes in five of the world's eight thousanders peak Mountains; Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and many other peaks is an unforgettable experience.

Mera Peak Expedition starts in Kathmandu where we make preparations and enjoy the diversity of this ancient town before boarding on our exciting mountain flight into the town of Lukla in the Khumbu Valley with a short and exciting flight to Lukla from Kathmandu and after continuous trek for days through the high and lovely valleys you will get to the area of Mera. Although physically very challenging on account of the altitude, the climb on Mera Peak is not technically difficult as ascending snow slopes rarely exceed 40 degrees. The only requirement you should have is ascend Mera peak is your excellent physical fitness and an extrovert sense of adventure. Our sensibly designed Mera Peak Climbing itinerary has been to allow gradual acclimatization for the climbers. The walk in initially through the virgin forest of the Hinku Valley is extraordinarily beautiful and provides excellent acclimatization for the peak itself. Our unrivalled service, quality equipment, food, trekking staff and an experienced leader ensure that your Mera Peak Expedition will be a lifetime adventure experience in Nepal.

How much does Mera Peak Climbing cost?

Mera Peak Climbing package cost depends on the group size, season, and the type of hotel include in Kathmandu and the lodges we include on the trail head. The cost we have offered USD 2565.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement will cost extra USD 385.00. The package cost includes accommodation in Kathmandu will be twin/double sharing deluxe room in Samsara Resort or similar with buffet breakfast. 4/5 star hotel in Kathmandu and deluxe lodge at Lukla (Yeti Mountain Home or Everest Summit Lodge) can be arranged if you ask. Wilderness Excursion takes care of USD 500 as you garbage deposit fee and it is not refundable.  

How hard and difficult is Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak climbing is not for faint-hearted but easy peak climbing expedition for well-experienced trekkers and climbers. This means that the technical requirement is very basic and includes use of ropes, ice axe and crampons. You are also required to have good cardio-vascular fitness. Mera Peak is not categorized as a technical peak but a bit of technical knowledge would be helpful for a small section of the climb which is about 50m. This will probably be the toughest part of the climb as the slope is around 40 degrees of ice/snow. Previous experience with using ice axe and crampons is preferred, although not mandatory because a basic ice-climbing training will be provided before the summit. Lots of willpower, the ability to tolerate harsh conditions, reasonable fitness and good health will help in making this trip successful. It is important that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions should be informed to Wilderness Excursion at the time of booking.

Accommodations:

Your accommodation will be in Samasara Resort, a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing basis, trekking lodges and teahouses during the trekking and tents will be provided during expedition which is within the trip cost. Most of teahouse accommodations will only have shared toilet facilities. For tent accommodations, a 4-season sleeping bag and foam mattress will be provided. In climbing section, toilet facilities will be provided with necessary natural preservation. All accommodations in Kathmandu and in teahouses are on a twin-shared basis whereas a single tent will be provided to each individual for the climbing section. We can also request for a single room in Kathmandu by paying a single supplement of USD 250. However, there are several teahouses on the trekking route that do not allow single room accommodation. On paying a single supplement, you will get a single room in Kathmandu but sometimes it is feasible only in the trekking areas of the lower elevation.

Meals:

There will buffet breakfast in Kathmandu and in our Mera Peak climbing trip, we can enjoy Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian and the more common continental cuisines. All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner will be available during the trekking and climbing sections. A farewell dinner is also included in the package. Farewell dinner will be in one of Authentic Nepalese Restaurant with Live culture dance.

Expedition Team

Guide: The most significant thing that makes your Mera Peak Climbing trip successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful trek and climb leader and the crew members who have ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Your trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of our trekking/climbing leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities Wilderness Excursion employs Nepalese staff members who have proficient knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Trek/climb leaders of WE are also trained with following trainings to educate them on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues, English language, etc: Porter Care: As we believe that hard working local porters are back bone of entire trekking and expedition industry in Nepal. It is their tireless efforts carrying supplies, equipment and baggage that make journeying to these isolated areas possible. So it's very unfortunate that they have endured a history of exploitation and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, we are firmly committed to porter rights. We ensure all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters - at our expense - to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. (International Porters Progress Group

Responsible Tourism Practice

Nepal is gorgeously beautiful, but similarly fragile. Future generations have just as much of right to appreciate it as we do. So, the tourism industry has a commitment to protect and preserve it. We employ a 'zero impact' policy on the natural environment.

Travel Insurance

Wilderness Excursion highly recommends its clients of joining any of adventure activities to bring travel insurance that must provide and cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency rescue services and personal liability. It is a condition upon joining any of Wilderness Excursion’s trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don't arrange or sell insurance.

Acclimatization

Acclimatization is particularly important medical consideration while trekking and climbing high Himalayas of Nepal to the high altitude in order to prevent High Altitude Sickness known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) which can be lethal if one is not careful. Mild symptoms of AMS are; headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder. For a safe trekking and climbing experience, it is extremely essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. The itinerary for Mera Peak Climbing moves onward in a gentle pace so as to allow plenty of time for acclimatization.

Best Time for Mera Peak Climbing

The best time to climb Mera Peak is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The best months has been defined on the basis of visibility and weather condition. Climbing in winter is less popular as cold temperature can be harsh and the lodges on the way closes during the off season. If anyone willing to climb in the winter should arranged as fully supported camping trek however climbing permit is cheap in winter that costs USD 70.00 per person and garbage deposit is still USD 500.00 for the whole group. 

Route to Mera Peak

There are three trekking routes to Khare which is base of Mera Peak Expedition; the routes are: 
1. Short route: Fly to Lukla and walk straight to Khare via Zwatra La – Khare.
2. Fly in Lukla – walk south to Surke and trek through Hinki /Honku Valley then trek Kothe – Khare is the best considering acclimatization.
3. Third option is: Take private/local jeep to Salleri / fly to Phaplu and join classic Everest Base Camp trail from Jiri at Ringmo or walk from Jiri – Puiyan – Hinko Valley - Khare

Trip Highlights of Mera Peak Climbing

  • Climb Mera Peak Central (6461m), the highest trekking peak in Nepal
  • Capture the spectacular views of the world's highest mountains from the summit
  • Experience ample acclimatization and a generous summit window
  • Full supported service above base camp with meals and tented accommodation, guide
  • Get on an outstanding approach trek though the traditional Sherpa villages of the Solu Khumbu and the forest trails of the Hinku Valley
  • Discover the historical sights of Kathmandu

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
  • Day 02: Trip preparation, visit World Heritage Sites (optional)
  • Day 03: Fly to Phaplu (2600m) and trek to Ringmo
  • Day 04: Trek to Khari Khola (2194m)
  • Day 05: Trekking to Panggom (2,846m/9,337ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 06: Trekking to Ningsow (2,863m/9,393ft): 4-5 hours
  • Day 07: Trekking to Chhatrwa Khola (2,800m/9,186ft): 7-8 hours
  • Day 08: Trekking to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 09: Trekking to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft): 3-4 hours
  • Day 10: Trekking to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hours
  • Day 11: Khare to Mera Base Camp (5300m/17,384ft): 2-3 hours
  • Day 12: Mera Base Camp to High camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 4-5 hours
  • Day 13: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft): 8-9 hours
  • Day 14: Reserve Day for Contingency
  • Day 15: Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hours
  • Day 16: Kothe to Thuli Kharka: 5-6 hours
  • Day 17: Thuli Kharka to Lukla: 6-7 hours
  • Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft) Wilderness Excursion representative will greet at airport and will tranfer to the hotel. After checking in, we may take a rest or visit Wilderness Excursion’s office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant where we will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine with a brief cultural program.
  • Day 02 :Trip preparation, visit World Heritage Sites (optional) Wilderness Excursion arranges Mera Peak Climbing Permit today, If you would like to go for sightseeing, we can arrange guided tour; after breakfast, start the tour to most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' Swayambhunath and the Buddhist shrine, which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. After the tour, we get our equipment checked by our climbing leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip at Wilderness Excursion office.
  • Day 03 :Fly to Phaplu (2600m) and trek to Ringmo The journey follows the way through the pine and rhododendron forests. As we hike through path with meadows we reach Ringmo, a small Sherpa village after three or four hours of a straight walk. . Overnight stay in lodge.
  • Day 04 :Trek to Khari Khola (2194m) Start our trek through terraced fields then passing forested trail to Dhudh Kosi River, cross the bridge and walk to Jubing for lunch, the trail continues gradually up until reaching Kharikhola village. We can visit a monastery which is situated on the top of the hill and stay overnight in lodge.
  • Day 05 :Trekking to Panggom (2,846m/9,337ft): 5-6 hours We ascend from the beggining. We walk through rhododendron and bamboo forests on a narrow mountain trail. On today’s trip we also get to be in awe of the Dudhkoshi Valley. We continue our trek to Panggom Village whose settlers are dependent on farming and trading. Overnight in Panggom.
  • Day 06 :Trekking to Ningsow (2,863m/9,393ft): 4-5 hours We begin our trek after breakfast. After trekking out of Panggom, we cross the Panggom La pass. Then we ascend, walk on a steady path and turn north. We cross Peseng Kharka Khola first then after walking for sometime, reach Peeng Kharka Danda. We cross Ningsow Khola (stream) before reaching the Ningsow Village. Overnight in Ningsow.
  • Day 07 :Trekking to Chhatrwa Khola (2,800m/9,186ft): 7-8 hours From Ningsow, we climb first then descend for a while and climb some more to reach Ramailo Danda. From here we get extraordinary views of Mera Peak and Salpa. After ascending and descending on our trail, we enter the Makalu Barun National Park. Our trail from here to Chhatra Khola is called Pasang Lhamu trail. On the way, if we are lucky, we might even come across the elusive Red Panda. Overnight in Chhatra Khola.
  • Day 08 :Trekking to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft): 6-7 hours We walk towards the north on the main trail to Mera Peak. After walking on a trail next to the the Majang Khola, we merge with another trail which moves alongside the Hinku Khola. Our trail moves straight ahead towards Tashing Ongma which has seasonal tea shops. We continue our trek and cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe. Overnight in Kothe
  • Day 09 :Trekking to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft): 3-4 hours We trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. We take lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders' settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Beyond Gondishung, we pass a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we can find Mera Peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. A short walk takes us to Thaknak, which is a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops. Overnight in Thaknak.
  • Day 10 :Trekking to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hours Leaving Thaknak, we follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers, and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, we can view the Northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch one can engage in hikes in the surroundings of Khare.
  • Day 11 :Khare to Mera Base Camp (5300m/17,384ft): 2-3 hours Today after breakfast, we walk through a boulder-strewn courseon a steep trail to reach Mera Peak Base Camp. Upon reaching the base camp, we rest for a while. If anyone feels the previous training was not sufficient and wants to train more to build confidence to succeed the climb, there can be an additional training on climb provided. Rest of the day would be to rest and prepare for the next day.
  • Day 12 :Mera Base Camp to High camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 4-5 hours We take the route through Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp today. Our path is along a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. We set up a high camp while enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse.
  • Day 13 :Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft): 8-9 hours This is a really big day for us as we will be summiting Mera Peak today. We wake up around 2 in the morning for breakfast. It’s going to be very cold in the beginning but soon we warm up as we continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may attach to a fixed rope depending on the conditions. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we take in amazing views of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) and others. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare.
  • Day 14 :Reserve Day for Contingency There is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our planned day for the summit (day 12). Therefore, this day is set aside as a contingency in case we are unable to summit the Mera on day 12 due to bad weather conditions or any other unanticipated reason. However, if the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day, we can use this day to walk back to Lukla at a leisurely pace.
  • Day 15 :Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hours Retracing our steps we follow the pastures and juniper meadows for a couple of hours before dropping down to the river bed and walking through the boulder strewn path to Kote. Kote is a large collection of timber huts that have spilled out on to the river bed and very much a 'half way house' for porters and trekkers going to Mera.
  • Day 16 :Kothe to Thuli Kharka: 5-6 hours It is an uphill trek through lush rhododendron forests on the west side of the Hinku Valley to Thuli Kharka. Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal and on our journey we get to admire beautiful hills dotted with rhododendrons. After reaching Thuli Kharka, we enjoy remarkable views of Mera North, Mera Central and South face.
  • Day 17 :Thuli Kharka to Lukla: 6-7 hours We begin today’s trek by ascending to Zatrwa La Pass. As soon as we cross the pass, we are welcomed by the sight of the beautiful Lukla Valley which is surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and other Himalayan peaks. From Zatrwa La Pass we walk all the way down to Chutanga and then straight forward to the Lukla village. In the evening we enjoy dinner in the Himalayas of Nepal with our crew.
  • Day 18 :Fly to Kathmandu from Lukla We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the climbers’ successful summit of the Mera Peak.

Cost Includes

  • Airport-hotel-airport pick and drop by private car/van
  • 3 nights sharing twin bed room in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu, with breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with tour guide with private car/van as per itinerary.
  • Government registered, English speaking and friendly guide and porters.
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits during the trek.
  • Lodge and tented accommodation during the trek.
  • Group first aid kit and water purifier pills.
  • Kathmandu - Phaplu flight and airport taxes.
  • Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport taxes
  • All ground transportation during the trip in Nepal.
  • Food, accommodation, salary and insurance of your guide and porters.
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek and group medical kit
  • Camping equipments and all other gears during the expedition.
  • All necessary trekking permits and Mera Peak Climbing Permit.
  • Garbage Deposit (Not refundable).
  • Government tax, vat and office service charge etc.  

Cost Excludes

  • Hard drinks, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water.
  • Guided tours and monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • Hot shower and hot water, laundry, internet, phone calls and toiletries.
  • Personal travel insurance and personal trekking and climbing gear.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and strikes etc. 

Clients Review

Rated 5/5 based on 2 reviews
  • noimage
    United Kingdom

    Mera Peak Review

    Rating:

    Absolutely a fantastic life changing trekking and adventure climbing trip to Mera Peak with Guide in Himalaya. All thanks and credit goes to the support team that made my dream come true. Our team to Khare - Mera Peak Base from Kathmandu and climbing guide Dendi Sherpa was very good and helping and a nice fellow and their hard work. Support from arrival to departure was excellent. Anyone planning for peak climbing in Nepal; I highly recommended this company. Already thinking for an another adventure in Nepal again.  See you soon. 

  • noimage
    United Kingdom

    Fantastic Mera Peak

    Rating:

    Completely a fantastic life changing trip to Mera Central (6461m) with Wilderness Excursion. All thanks goes to team of Wilderness Excursion. My Trekking guide to Khare and Mera Base from Kathmandu and climbing guide Dendi was very good and helping nice fellows and their hard work. Support from arrival to departure was superb. I highly recommended this company anyone doing peak climbing in Nepal. Already looking forward to do another adventure in Nepal again.

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Dates & Prices

Check our fixed departure dates for the trip start dates and cost for Mera Peak Climbing. If it does not suit your dates and length of trip, please kindly contact us for your customized departure date, itinerary and the price. As Wilderness Excursion is a local tour and trekking operator based in Kathmandu; we guaranty your small private group departure any date you select that meets your travel needs. Thank you and Namaste!

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