Mera Peak Climbing is a well-known trekking peak, is located in Nepal. It has three pinnacles – namely Mera Central, Mera North, and Mera South. The pinnacles are reckoned as being the highest official trekking peaks in Nepal. The only prerequisite that is considered essential for Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal is to be physically fit and have a gregarious person’s sense of adventure. This simply means that Mera Peak is certainly the best place to be if you’ve always been a sporty person throughout your life.
Mera Peak first ascent was made on May 20, 1953, by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing. From the top of the peak (with good weather), 5 of the 8000-meter mountains of the world i.e. Everest (8848 meters), Kangchenjunga (8586 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), Makalu (8463 meters), and Cho Oyo (8201 meters) can be seen. By its standard route from the Mera La (5415 meters), the ascent is technically straightforward; however, if the mazes of crevasses open due to heavy snowfall, it can become challenging. The most rewarding aspect of a trip to Mera is the chance to venture into a little-visited and unspoiled region of Nepal where the hillsides are still covered with dense forest. There is also, of course, the pleasure of going 6000 meters above sea level. We spend a great deal of time on acclimatization. Furthermore, we help to build your basic mountaineering skills by doing a small practice session on the glacier on acclimatization day before moving on to the high camp.
Mount Everest, Nuptse face, and Lhotse View from Mera Peak Summit.
Our Mera peak climbing journey starts with taking a breathtaking mountain flight to the Lukla elevation of 2840m from the Capital City of Kathmandu. In Lukla, we meet our trekking supporter crews. We design the Mera Peak trip itinerary very carefully to avoid a quick altitude gain trek through the lower valley of the Dudh Kosi River. This route involves trekking in such a remote and beautiful hinku valley that leads us through the rhododendrons and bamboo forest. This is one of the most fantastic wilderness trekking experiences will have; later we will join to Tangnag High route of the Mera Peak trail and on the way back follow the regular Mera peak trekking route over Zatrwa La 4610 meters pass. Mera peak is 6476 meters as recorded as a Trekking peak, Mera peak is holding three summits Mera Peak 6476 meters, Mera Central 6461 meters, and Mera south 6065 meters.
As a universal mountaineering principle, in order to acclimatize well in higher altitudes, it is highly recommended that you make a gradual ascent to the apex of the mountain. We at Visit Himalaya put the safety and well-being of our clients as our utmost priority. The conventional route to Mera Peak: Lukla (2860m)- Chutenga (3350m)-Zatrwa La Pass 4610 meters - Chatrarbu (4340m)-Thagnak (4356m) ascends very steeply to higher altitudes. Our decades of experience in the industry have to lead us to believe that this route exposes climbers to extreme risks of High-Altitude Sickness and we have chosen the best favorable route for the Mera Peak Climb. Our route for Mera Peak Climb is Lukla(2860m)- Chutok (2730m)- Pangkogma(2846m)- Nashing Dingma(2600m)- Chalem Kharka(3600m)- Khola Kharka(4200m)-Thagnak(4356m)- Mera Base Camp (5300m)- Mera High Camp (5780m)- Mera Peak (6476m) Our itinerary defines it clearly.
Mera Peak Climbing trip is an ambitious (challenging) trip that combines trekking and Climbing. Therefore you should be very well trained and have some experience with mountaineering at high altitudes. Trekking requires a performance above the average relating to force and endurance. Especially the summit day will be long and exhausting. In respective to the technical alpine skills you should have security in your steps and be free from giddiness. Even in bad weather, you should be able to walk safely on your own through difficult terrain like screes, rocks, and as well as on flat glaciers. Security in your steps means walking on exposed trails where a fall has fatal consequences. As you will sleep a few nights above the altitude of 4000 meters up to 5800 meters, very good health is required.
Mera Peak Summit Background Mount Everest View.
Nowadays you may trek and climb Mera peak by staying at a basic tea house along the route of Mera Peak minimum of 5 to 6 people in a group. If you are in a large group then you will need full camping gear with the camping supporters’ team because basic tea houses/ lodges have not have enough capacity for accommodation along the route of Mera Peak for the large group.
Mera Peak like any other peak in Nepal is suitable to climb during two seasons: Autumn (September-November) and Spring (March-May). The different weather patterns in Nepal are extreme which causes climatic anomalies all across the national boundary making it difficult for climbers to summit the peak. The Monsoon (June - August) brings in heavy clouds from the easterly Bay of Bengal which pours out heavy rain across the nation. On the other end, during the winter (December- February) there are heavy snowfalls in the Himalayan belt making it impossible for climbers to make it to the summit.
Can a beginner climb Mera Peak?
Having been classified as a trekking peak Mera Peak is not much of a technical mountain. It is a pretty straightforward mountain with little to not much of steep climb. Aside from a few crevasses along the glacial path Mera Peak is considered the perfect peak for beginner climbers. Owing to this very fact, Novice climbers opt for Mera Peak as their first mountain before embarking on bigger mountains above 6500 meters.
That being said, a good knowledge of all gears and their operation is paramount for summiting. You will be provided with the best mountain guides by our team at Visit Himalaya for a comfortable and safe climbing operation.
Is Mera Peak a trekking peak?
Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), the governing body of mountaineering activities in Nepal has enlisted a total of 27 mountains as trekking peaks. The mountains that range from the elevation of 5800 meters up to 6500 meters are considered trekking peaks in Nepal. On that note, Mera Peak reaches an elevation of 6476 meters. Hence, Mera Peak is a trekking peak and the highest among the 27 trekking peaks that are located in Nepal.
Can you climb Mera Peak without a guide?
No, you cannot climb Mera Peak without a guide. Nepal Government mandates that every peak summit must be accompanied by a professional government-registered mountain guide. Furthermore, to climb any peaks in Nepal one must have to apply for a permit through a registered expedition company.
Mount Everest and Mount Makalu View from Mera Peak Climbing Trip.
Can you climb Mera Peak solo?
Nepal Government has made it a compulsion for any foreigners who want to climb any peak in Nepal to have a government-registered mountain guide to accompany them during the climb. Hence, No, you cannot climb Mera Peak solo. Our team at Visit Himalaya has been organizing and successfully summiting Mera and other countless peaks for decades. Our guides are professionally trained and are registered by the Nepal Government.
Mera Peak Climbing Trip Itinerary:-
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1335 meters).
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2850 meters) and trek Paiya (Chutok 2730 meters).
Day 04: Trek to Pangkongma (2,846meters)
Day 05: Trek to Nashing Dingma (2,600m)
Day 06: Trek to Chalem Kharka (3,600m)
Day 07: Trek to Khola Kharka (4,200m)
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Khola Kharka.
Day 09: Trek to Khote (3,691m)
Day 10: Trek to Thangnak. (4356 meters)
Day 11: Trek to Khare. (5045 meters)
Day 12: Acclimatization day at Khare.
Day 13: Cross Mera La (5415 meters) and trek to Mera Base Camp. (5300 meters)
Day 14: Trek to Mera High Camp. (5780 meters)
Day 15: Summit attempt for Mera (6476 meters) and back to Khare.
Day 16: Extra Day.
Day 17: Trek to Kothe (3691 meters).
Day 18: Trek to Thuli Kharka (4300 meters).
Day 19: Trek to Lukla (2850 meters).
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 21: Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 22: Departure.
How long does it take to climb Mera Peak?
At Visit Himalaya, we offer a total of 22 days of Mera Peak Climbing which involves 16 days of climbing days 2 of which are secluded for the summit climb of Mera Peak. From your starting point, Lukla to the summit and back you will cover an average of 125 km during your climbing adventure.
Is Mera Peak harder than Island peak?
Mera and Island Peak both are nestled in the Everest region and is the most favored peak by beginner climbers who are sharpening their climbing skill. Both of these mountains lies in the Barun Sub-section of the Mahalangur range of the Nepalese Himalayan Belt. Mera Peak is considered to be easier from a safety standpoint as the ridges as relatively broader and the climb is less steep whereas Island Peak is famed for its thrill-providing ridges and obstacles making it an a-bit more technical.
In terms of elevation, Mera Peak elevates to a massive 6476 while Island Peak measures a little lower at 6189 meters. The climbers consider Mera Peak Climbing to be pretty straightforward from a technical standpoint while Island Peak is an arduous peak to climb requiring good climbing skills with the perfect physical condition to summit. Summit to Island Peak traverses through narrow rocky ridges, broad glacial walks, and crevasses making it relatively more technical than Mera Peak. In a nutshell, despite being lower in elevation Island Peak is harder than Mera Peak from a technical standpoint.
Our Campsite at Mera Peak High Camp.
How much does it cost to climb Mera Peak?
Cost varies for Mera Peak climbing based on multiple factors. The route you opt for and the time of the year of climb define how much the cost will fluctuate for Mera Peak Climbing Trip. We offer Mera Peak Climbing and Trek starting from USD 3000 for each person minimum group size of 2 people. If you are traveling with a group of friends, we offer a group discount price that we presented in the cost details section.
Mera Peak Climbing Permits cost.
As with any other mountain in Nepal, Nepal Mountaineering Association has levied a certain cost pertaining to climbing Mera Peak. Your package cost will cover all the listed Permit charges that are required for the Mera Peak Climbing trip in Nepal.
How to Communicate during the Trek?
Most of the teahouses in the lower stretch of the Everest region will be well equipped with uninterrupted internet service and cellular networks. You can ask for the password of wifi if be available at your lunch stop or your overnight stop. Our team at visit Himalaya will always be in connection with your guide in order to confirm everything is in place via Satalight Phone that is always will have with our Guide.
Owing to the remoteness of the region, there are several disruptions of the cellular network and power connection while climbing Mera Peak. While some teahouses may have satellite networks, they are relatively expensive and are out of service most of the time. Visit Himalaya Treks Provide satellite phone service for such a remote where cellular networks are unavailable.
The Following personal Climbing gear list you will need to bring your own for Mera Peak Climbing Trip in Nepal.
01: Ice Axe w/Leash (General mountaineering tool. Sizing is important: under 5’7″ use, a 60cm tool; 5’7″- 6’1″ use a 65cm tool; over 6’1″ use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long).)
02: Crampons (With flat rather than “cookie cutter” frame rails)
03: 40 ft 6mm perlon (For Prussiks or bring your glacier rig.)
04: Alpine Climbing Harness (Harness should fit over all clothing; have gear loops, and adjustable leg loops, and be reasonably comfortable to hang suspended in.)
05: Carabiners (2 Large Pear or D-shaped locking. 2 standard ovals or D’s)
06: Climbing helmet (Must be adjustable to fit, with or without hat or balaclava on)
07: 1 Ascender (Recommended: left or right hand.)
08: Ski or trekking poles (Snow baskets required. Helpful for balance when carrying a heavy pack or if you have knee problems)
09: Climbing boots.
10: Gaiters (Please make sure your gaiters fit around the Climbing boot without being too tight around the boot.)
Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen on safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during your trek journey to Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing for the Trekking section.
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu, on your request we will provide it.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer to Hotel. (Overnight at Hotel)
A Full day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided.
An early morning scenic flight to Lukla (35 minutes) is followed by a leisurely breakfast at Lukla. We meet up with our crew and after a brief introduction and a quick sorting of our daypack and the main bags, our adventure starts. The path goes into the opposite direction to those heading up the Everest trail. Descending and ascending trail lead us to Paiya village.
After breakfast our journey start pleasant walking crossing small river through the bamboos forest toward to Cross a ridgeline crossing Kari La Pass 3145 meters and descend to the Kharte and steadily climbing up hill lead us to Pangkongma stay at teahouse about 6 hours.
Walking through rhododendron and bamboo forest we reach Pangkongma La pass 3286 meters then descend, cross a rope bridge spanning the Hinku Khola and climb up to an excellent campsite at Nashing Dingma about 6 hours trek.
Altitude is Gaining gradually through pasture and lush greenery, Ascending steeps trail lead us top of Surke La Pass and continue walking through the beautiful rhododendron forest lead us Chalem Kharka.
The trail come forward from the last traces of rhododendron and the terrain becomes more rugged. You pass through high grazing country and cross a small pass to arrive at Khola Kharka about 5 hours trek.
Make side trip to Pangre Pokharai elevation of 5000 meters helps you well acclimatizing and back to Khola Kharka.
The trail contours high above the Hinku Valley until you make a series of steep descents through the rhododendron forest. At the end of the forest, another small settlement with couple of Teahouses marks the end of the day. The village also provides of the first glimpse of the Mera Peak. (6 hours)
The trek continues to move further into the valley following the river closely and passes through the yak pasturelands used in the summer. The trail continuously and gradually keeps ascending and passes a spiritual cave monastery on the way. The ascent finally ends at Thangnak. There are few hikes available around afternoon that will further more enhance the process of acclimatization. The hikes also provide views of the Kusum Kanguru (6367 meters), Kyashar (6,769 meters), Mera La and other peaks of the Hinku Valley. (5 hours)
The trek now travels on a rocky trail and keeps ascending towards Mera Peak. After a good climb in the morning the trail reaches the grassy areas of Dig Kharka, another yak pastureland. Once again, the trail ascends into the higher elevation and finally ending at the last settlement of the trek, Khare. (4 hours)
The day will be used to get into the glacier and acclimatize to the higher altitude. Also, the climbing guide will provide a brief training on climbing and also will introduce all the gears going to be used during the climb. The training is to introduce you to the basics of mountaineering and also for to build up your confidence, so that you can enjoy the climb.
The day will be another day full of ascending but this time, it is on the glacier. In the morning after a good hour or so of climbing, the trail passes by a small teashop, the final teashop before the summit of Mera Peak (6654 meters). A gradual walk finally on an easier slope through the glacier follows after a steep ascent. The slope continues until the Mera La and the trail will drop a bit to reach the campsite. (5 hours)
A return to the Mera La is followed by another ascent that only ends at the High Camp. The High Camp lies next to a huge rock and offers stunning views of several mountains of the Khumbu region, including views of Makalu (8485 meters), Kanchenjunga (8586 meters) and Everest (8848 meters) being the highest ones. (5 hours)
The push for the summit starts very early in the morning, mostly it starts before 3 a.m. in the morning. The climbing guide will fix all the safety lines wherever necessary and will be close taking care of you. A steep long ascent finally ends at the top and after a short stay at the top to enjoy the panorama of mountains; we head back to Khare. (8-10 hours)
This spare day can be used in case of bad weather on the day of the summit attempt. This day can also be used as an extra day for acclimatization.
The return to Lukla starts as the trek continues to follow on the route used while on the way up. Now the trail continuously loses altitude and most of the days are spent on the descent. The day’s trek ends at Kothe. (6 hours)
The trail continues to drops in the morning but a steep climb a waits for the rest of the day. The climb only ends at Thuli Kharka. (6 hours)
A short climb to the top of the pass is followed by yet another descent to Lukla. We also bid farewell to our support crew and formally end their trek for them as well. (6-7 hours)
A 25 minute flight to Kathmandu and drive to Hotel. A whole day rest at Hotel after long and challending trip over Mera Peak stay at Hotel Kathmandu.
A leisure day in Kathmandu which can use for an extended into further more tours to Chitwan, Lumbini etc. Further adventure activities like rock climbing, hiking, biking around the Kathmandu valley with bungee jumping, rafting near the valleys can be done on this free day. (This is also spare day in case of cancellation of flights)
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.
Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.
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Mera Peak Climbing with Visit Himalaya Treks!!!
Himal, Raj and all the family at Visit Himalaya Treks did an amazing job of organizing our climb, making sure we were safe, attending to all our needs, and even turned on a beautiful clear day for our summit!
I highly recommend using this company for any activity in and around Nepal and the Himalaya. November - 2019.
Excellent service !!!Mera Peak Climbing
Visit Himalaya treks had done a good job in organizing my trek and climb to Mera Peak. Himal Tamang and Rajan Khatri run the company and they are very responsive. This is the second time that they have organized my trip, first time in Langtang and Yala Peak. They are highly recommended. November – 2017.
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A trip can be booked as far as one year in advance. We do not make a booking for more than one year, because of the possibility of huge fluctuations in the international exchange rate and Service cost.
we always try to be flexible to design the trip itinerary for our client’s needs. However, if you are not convinced as our suggested itinerary then off-course you are always welcome to customize or change the trip itinerary.
Find the Privacy and Policy section and check the cancellation policy, depending on the time trip duration before the cancellation of the booked trip, a cancellation charge will apply. The trip can be postponed up to a year after adding a certain percent overhead cost.
After a Trek confirmation, we will suggest you take the required gears lists for trekking. For reference please check our Gear List section on the website.
Visit Himalaya Treks is all about providing you with local insights, lifestyle as well as adventure. Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular. We provide you only those options which enhance your local experience while allowing you to travel comfortably and efficiently. We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours, and pickups.
We use a Domestic flight from Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu the nearest airport for this trek.
Holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.
An average physical fitness should be maintained prior to booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you maximum time to acclimatize and pace-setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience. If you are having regular medication then tell us before the trip started which would be better for us to give you the physical feedback.
On average walking in a day on the trek would be 6-7 hours but it also depends upon your fitness level that may take even longer and also. The longest day can be up to 10 hours and 3 hours is the shortest day.
Our main concern is your safety. We never compromised on your safety during the Trekking and all our guides are properly trained and well equipped to take care of our client's safety in even the remote areas as well.
There would be always back support in case of an emergency situation like severe high altitude sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be sent to the nearest hospital if possible otherwise rescued by a helicopter and sent you to the hospital as soon as possible. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred for the use of such emergency services, please make sure that your travel insurance covers both- medical and emergency evacuation costs.
After confirming the trip you will be required Proper travel insurance including helicopter rescue service. At times of emergency cases like evacuation from high altitude or medical treatment which has to cover by your Insurance. Make sure to consult with your insurance company about the coverage of the insurance that you have bought.
It is not a problem at all because in a mountain most of the tea house/lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide will take care at the time cooking and on a camping trek, our cook and staffs will care all about the food section.
Most of the lodges in the mountains are the basic ones like a guest house or tea house style. On a few major towns or settlements, where are the possibilities we provide you with the best accommodation! Also, it depends upon the service packages.
We assure the best quality and give our clients the best experiment. So during the camping trekking, we use the Camping Gear like member tents, dining tents, Kitchen tents, Shower tents, toilet tents, mattresses, etc. on a camping trek, Also we provide proper warm jackets, trousers, shoes for the porters too.
Lately, most of the teahouses have electricity supply even with solar panels. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. But charging your battery you should have to pay an additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx. per hour.), in order to get your gadgets to be charged.
Now a day’s most of the major village has a cell phone network connection. However, in a remote area where cell phone does not work, and even if there is not any other communication access then we send satellite phone along with our guide so you can always be in touch with your family.
Most of the hotels are not connected with banks and then don’t use the swap machine so you can’t use the credit card during the trekking in a mountain and we strongly suggest you take cash along with you for the trek expenses.
Well! You may use foreign currency during trekking in the mountain but the exchange rate would be very small, so we recommended you to exchange currency in the city and take enough Nepali currency from where you have started your Trek.
Most of the places have showers heated by gas and some places are headed by solar so you can have a shower paying an extra cost. However, in the Camping trek, our staff will prepare a hot bucket shower at your request.
In every trekking, our guide carries a first aid kit with basic requirement tools and some medicine for preventing out in an emergency condition.
All our staff are fully covered by Insurance including high altitude evacuation if necessary
After confirmation of your trip, we manage our field staff giving them full wages of the trip duration so you won’t get refunds. If any case you drop from the trip by illness or any case there will be not no refundable.
We provide 2 in-sharing porters for carrying your gears in the Tea house trek (Lodge Trek) and such a demanding camping trek we use Yak, Mules, to carry the loads. Our porter carries 20 to 25 kilograms so we suggest each person‘s good weight 10 to 12 Kilograms. You need to carry your own day pack with your valuable items.
Yes either you can store the same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.
Yes, you can obtain your Nepal Visa upon arrival in Kathmandu Nepal. For more details of Nepal visas please follow the link given. Nepal Visa Information.
The luggage must not exceed up to 20 kilos. A trekking helper (porter) carries baggage of less than 15 kilos. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 25 to USD 900 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 to spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff.
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|3 - 5 People||$2800|
|6 - 9 People||$2660|
|10 - 12 People||$2500|