Mera is a 6476m tall snow-capped mountain peak in Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, and is a suitable peak to climb for those looking for a short but very adventurous climbing trip. Summiting this magnificent peak requires a 14-day trip, starting from Kathmandu, along with an experienced mountain guide and the appropriate climbing gear. This climbing trek allows you to explore the typical villages of local ethnic groups such as Sherpa, Rai, Magar and Gurung. We will also pass all the beautiful terraced fields and flowing mountain rivers before reaching Khare, the last settlement of the region. We think the views of Mera peak are some of the best and glorious trekking peak in the world. Mera peak has 3 summits and the highest is our objective at 6476 m. We get off the beaten Mera Peak trail, crossing the Hinku valley and lodging in rarely visited villages, spending time high above the main trail, gathering extra acclimatization and conditioning surrounded by stunning scenery and unique valleys.
Mera Peak climbing is a mountain in the Mahalangur section, Barun sub-section of the Himalayan and administratively in Nepal Sagarmatha Zone, Solukhumbu District. At 6,476 metres (21,247 ft) it is classified as a Trekking Peak. It contains three main summits: Mera North, 6,476 metres (21,247 ft); Mera Central, 6,461 metres (21,198 ft); and Mera South, 6,065 metres (19,898 ft), as well as a smaller “trekking summit”, visible as a distinct summit from the south but not marked on most maps of the region. he region was first explored extensively by British expeditions in the early 50s before and after the ascent of Everest. Members of those teams included Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Eric Shipton and George Lowie.
Pass through typical Sherpa villages and see the unique culture
Enjoy stunning views of major mountains such as Everest, Lhotse, and Kanchenjunga
Watch for the high-altitude Yak on the way to Mera Peak
Look out for wild animals like the red panda, musk deer, bear, and snow leopard
We will take a 45 min flight from Kathmandu to Lukla with superb mountain views. After landing at Lukla, the land of the Sherpa, we will start our trek to Paiya.
MEALS:Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast, we start our trek to Pangom walking uphill and downhill through the Sherpa villages. We can find a Buddist monastery in Pangom.
MEALS:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
We will hike for a total of 6 hours today to reach our destination to Danda or Yingsa. Our hike will be uphill and downhill. After reaching Shibuche, we can explore a Sherpa museum, where we can see all the equipment used by Sherpa people in their daily life.
Mera peak, which is our final destination, can be viewed from this stop.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Today we will walk through the jungle, passing bamboo forests, different types of Rhododendron, and pine trees. If we are lucky, you might see a wild animal!
We have to hike uphill and downhill before our overnight stay at Chhatra Khola.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
We will have a similar route as our previous day. Walk through the green jungle of bamboo trees, see the Nepali national flowers (Rhododendron) and watch for wild animals.
Overnight stay at Kothe.
MEALS : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
From this day, we will gradually climb up with an increase in altitude. We will see juniper bushes and snow-capped mountains like Khesar and Kusum kangaroo.
Overnight stay at Thannak.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
If the team is feeling well we will move to Khare 4,950m/ 16,240 feet. today We may take the opportunity to stay in Dig Kharka 4,650m/ 15,256 feet. if needed The route turns to the east as we trek through the valley floor and slowly make our way past stunning high altitude peaks, Black Mera is a spectacular mountain rising right out of the valley we pass amazing lakes, glaciers, in one of the great Himalayan valleys. We will hopefully arrive in Khare after lunch and relax for the rest of the day.
We will spend the day in Khare 4,950m/ 16,240 feet. Today is another acclimatization and training day. We will spend the morning getting our climbing gear sorted. We will rig up a climbing scenario and practice using crampons, Jumars, abseiling and we will practice until you are comfortable doing all the different techniques. We will rest up and enjoy this amazing mountain setting.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
We will ascend to Mera High Camp 5,800m/ 19,029 feet. We head back onto the glacier to where we dropped off yesterday and follow the easy graded snow slopes, and after a short distance arrives at an area of crevasses which we will have to navigate carefully. We then make our way slowly up to High camp. Remember to look behind you where you will see views of Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, and Lhotse and this trek up to high camp holds some Himalayan treasures. This camp is hidden behind a rocky section. The campsite is small and has some drop-offs on the right as you enter the camp. It is time to rehydrate and recover for the summit push.
The climb to the summit of Mera Peak starts gradually, and much depends on weather conditions. Once we leave high camp usually at 2 am it should take 5/6 hours to reach the summit. Getting into a rest stop and taking our time will be critical to conserving energy for the descent. The central summit appears above the wide glacier, flanked by 2 ridges. We climb the snowfields avoiding the crevasses. This steep section can take 2 hours and is slow going. The route swings to the east of the left-hand ridge before turning back towards the main summit ridge of Mera. Mera peak has 3 summits, our objective is the highest. This short steep snow slope is easily climbed, but the last 30m/ 98 feet requires a lot of effort, some times Jumaring on a short steep ice section and you arrive on the summit. After reaching the summit and enjoying amazing views over the Himalayas, we have a short abseil before the long descent to Khare.over night stay in Khare.
After a good nights sleep we will get up early and make our way back to Khote 3,600m/ 11,811 feet. It will take two hours to retrace our steps to Tangnag 4,360m/ 14,304 feet and then another 3 hours back to Khote.
We will walk 3 hrs approx on flat land and climb up to Thuli kharka for over 4 hrs approx and overnight.
Today be move from Chhatrabuk to Chhutanga. This is another long day hiking as we move closer to getting back to Thulli Kharka.
MEALS:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
We This is the easiest and shortest day of the trek. We descend from Thulli Kharka to Lukla through the dense forest which takes about 3 hours. We will arrive back into Lukla and relax for the rest of the day, before our flight back to Kathmandu early the next day.
We will be up early for our morning flight back to Kathmandu, shower change and head out to finish off your Kathmandu sightseeing. You can either fly home this evening or spend another day in Kathmandu. We also cover one nights accommodation in Kathmandu at the end of the trip.
- All meals (breakfast,lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
- National park entry permit and any other permits
- Domestic flight Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu for guest and guide inclusive with all taxes and transfers.
- High altitude climbing leader (Sherpa guide) licensed by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).
- Down jackets and Sleeping bags (should be refunded after completion)
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
- Tea house accommodation during the trek
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
- Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
- Tented accommodation during the climb
- All government and local taxes
- Medical kit (carried by your guide)
- Nepalese visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 10 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Personal climbing equipment
- Personal climbing guide if requested
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- Tips for guides and porters
Here's a few answers to most common Questions asked by the customers.
There is only one restriction for obtaining permits for 6000m peaks, the government of Nepal does not allow climbing permits to be issued to a climber who is below the age of 16. Beyond that restriction, any climber with appropriate fitness and skills can attempt a 6000 meter in the Himalaya. However, our policies for accepting clients on these peaks require that the client has as list experience of hiking and some knowledge of rock & Ice climbing.
For those seeking the experience of climbing a 6000m peak, Nepal should be at the top of your list of countries to visit. With the rich variety of flora and fauna, the everlasting smiles of the rural Nepalese, the hospitality of the village communities, the fantastic climatic and geographical conditions, the cultural, traditions and linguistic diversity and the rich cultural spirit which represents a unique blend of Buddhism Hinduism and some others Nepal is the adventure capital of the world. With 1500 trekking peaks above 6000m and 8 of the 14 above 8000m peaks in the world it is fair to say that your mountaineering ambitions can be taken to a new level herein
At the high camp, we utilize freeze-dried packaged foods. They offer a variety of high-quality flavors and are easy to prepare at altitude. Your personal climbing Sherpa will melt sufficient ice for hot water, tee, coffee, and a variety of juices. At high camp and camp one, it may be possible to fresh food from base camp.
In Kathmandu, we provide you with your requested category of hotel accommodation and will send you to a quiet part of Thamel. During the trekking, we provide tea house accommodation and camping at base camp and above camps.
There are several options for acclimation during your 6000m Peak climbing. If you have time we always advise you to attempt some base camp, or viewpoint before starting to climb trekking peak. Most of the 6,000-meter climbing will have an acclimatization period where you will reach base camp and the higher camps.
On popular trekking trails, we utilize lodges/guesthouses (teahouses) the meals will be provided by these lodges. Menu meals are often available including soups, noodles, rice, and some other dishes. On certain 6,000-meter trekking routes, lodges and guest houses may be limited, or not available. In these instances, accommodations will be via tents and the meals will be provided by our staff. In these instances, meals will be prepared on the route with canister stoves or natural fires. While in base camp our peak climbing cooks will prepare meals. Above base camp, the meals will be provided by our climbing Sherpa.
When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.
YES, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimal additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.
The hotel in Kathmandu does provide free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.
Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream, etc.
Our trekking/Peak climbing season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By the end of September to December, the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December is the best time to do this trek.
Cancellation notice is required, a minimum of30 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the Trip shall then be termed as canceled and the cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.
It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu and during the trek you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for lunch and a dinner. USD 10 to USD 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower, and a few drinks during the trekking.
Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and teahouses, which you can buy at the cost of USD 1 at lower elevations to USD 3 to higher elevation per liter. If you are planning to drink normal water all the way during the trek, purifying water with any sort of purification tablets or drops is a must. You can bring your own purifier or can purchase it in Kathmandu.
No problem at all because mostly, the lodges serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.
During the trek, we will try our best but normally the lodges have twin sharing and dormitory styled rooms instead of a single room. The lodges will provide a private room for one person when the room is free and additional cost is not required. In Kathmandu, USD 45 Per Room per Night would be added as a single supplement fee. The single supplements are always guaranteed in Kathmandu but not in the mountain especially during the peak time.
In most cases, you can use the toilet provided by the tea houses/lodges on the trail but normally in case of emergency, you just do toilet along the trail wherever you find privacy.
Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport, and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.
YES, you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 50 and 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying Mount Adventure Holidays signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.
Day pack (25–35 liters)Pack cover
Sleeping bag comfortable to -10 to -20 Degree(dependent upon season, weather forecast and personal preference) optional
Waterproof and comfortable hiking boots
Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)
Headlight with extra batteries, Trekking poles
Trekking Clothing(3 pair t-shirt,2 pairs trousers or trekking pants,
Wicking, quick-dry boxers or briefs (3)
Wicking, quick-dry sports bra (for women)
Heavyweight long underwear bottoms
Mid-weight long underwear bottoms
Mid-weight long underwear top
Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)
Mid-weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)
Convertible hiking pants
Fleece pants or insulated pants
Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain pants
Mid-weight fleece gloves or wool gloves, Liner gloves
Mid-weight fleece/wool winter hat
Sun hat, Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)
Liner socks (optional),Sunglasses
Sun lotion 35 to 40, Water Bottle, Water filter
Slippers, Towels, Raincoat
Personal medicine kits