Mera Peak Climbing

The Tallest Climbing Peak in Nepalratingbased on 1 review
  • Duration18 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Activity Trekking/Climbing
  • Max. Altitude 6476 meters/21247 feet
  • Starts Lukla
  • Ends Lukla
  • Group Size 1-20
  • Best Season March to May and September to November
Group Discount Prices
  
1 paxUS$2290
2 - 6 paxUS$2090
7 - 10 paxUS$1990
11 - 15 paxUS$1945
16 - 20 paxUS$1895
Mera Peak Climbing Highlights
  • Rai, Limbu, and other Sherpa villages and their culture
  • The magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and Cho Oyu
  • The ascent to Mera Peak
  • Highest climbing peak in Everest Region.
  • Less crowed than Lobuche peak and Island peak.

Mera Peak Climbing Overview

Our route to Mera Peak Climbing, Nepal's highest trekking peak, takes us through the traditional Everest gateway of Lukla. The hike to the area takes us through an undulating landscape of cascading rivers and dense pine and rhododendron forests, of ever-higher valleys and trails that lead us to our ultimate goal of climbing Mera Peak and our high camp at 5800 meters. While the climb is technically straightforward, the mountain's height is such that oxygen levels are half those at sea level, so either previous climbing experience or a period of acclimatization via a trek is recommended before attempting the summit.

The hike itself is more a test of resolve than technique, with the final push to the summit aided by fixed ropes laid by the guide to aid in the ascent. Once on top of Mera, the views of the surrounding area are among the finest one could hope for an eagle's eye view of the entire Khumbu basin and the surrounding Himalayan giants, from mighty Everest to Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, with even distant Kanchenjunga visible on a clear day. After the summit bid, we descend back through the base camp and make our way back toward Lukla, congratulating ourselves on our never-to-be-forgotten experience.

If you want to get that first taste of climbing a Himalayan peak or simply want to take that extra step over a typical trek through Nepal, climbing Mera may well be the perfect solution. Why not get in touch with us and go over the options with us? The two windows of opportunity for making the climb are March through May and September through November.

Likewise, you may also consider one of the most beautiful Everest Base Camp Trek with Island Peak climbing and Everest Base Camp Trek with Lobuche Peak Climbing.

Useful Information

Trekking with peak climbing gear

Clothing

  • Raincoat, poncho, or combination jacket/trousers
  • Four Seasons down jacket
  • A down vest
  • Windproof trousers/Down Pant
  • Two pairs of hiking pants
  • One pair of shorts
  • Three to four T-shirts (depending on the duration of the trek)
  • One fleece jacket
  • One or two pairs of base layers (Marino wools or similar)
  • Two to three pairs of hiking socks and a couple of pairs of thicker socks (Marino wool or similar)
  • Two pairs of gloves—one light fleece, the other waterproof/windproof
  • Undergarments
  • Harnesses, Jumar, carabineers, safety helmet, ice axe, rope, 4-season tents, ice screw, snow bars, etc.

Footwear

  • Climbing boots
  • Flip-flops for leisure time around camp or one pair of sneakers

Other Equipment

  • Climbing Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, sun hat, woolen or fleece hat, first aid kit, Swiss army knife (optional), luggage cover, headlamp, trekking poles, gaiter, crampons, water purification tablets or Steripen, extra batteries, adapter, power bank, water bottles/camel bag/Thermos, washing powder/multi-purpose soap, shampoo, a small towel, antiseptic hand wash, toiletries, female hygiene products, wet wipes, mosquito spray (optional), earplugs, reading books, playing cards/chess
  • Sleeping bag rated to minus 15 to 20 degrees Celsius, depending on trekking or climbing route and season.
  • Backpack (60 liters)
  • Daypack (25 to 30 liters)
Itinerary
  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Accommodation:2/3 star hotel

Welcome at the airport and transfer to your hotel. An introduction to your trekking program then the rest of the day at your leisure to enjoy the sights, sounds, and culture of Kathmandu.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 star hotel

Free day for final trekking preparation and sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.

  • Max. Altitude:2730m/8957ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

A magical scenic flight takes us to Lukla in the morning, and from there we begin our trek with a hike to the day's first destination, Surke, then and across a river to Chutok La. From there it's an easy hike to the Paiya, where we rest for the night.

  • Max. Altitude:2804m/9199ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Our first full day on the trail begins by descending through a patchwork landscape of crops and fields to the Paiya Khola River, then making our way up the far side to the pass of Kari La and on to Pangkoma.

  • Max. Altitude:3276m/10748ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

An uneven and undulating path takes us through thick rhododendron and bamboo forests and a range of hills, with ever-present Mani walls highlighting our passage toward the day's destination of Ramailo Danda.

  • Max. Altitude:3122m/10243ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

The sense of adventure starts to mount as we make our way along precipitous trails through the mountains and heavily wooded forests, taking in the picturesque scenery as we gradually make our way up to our rest stop for the night, Chhatra Khola.

  • Max. Altitude:3580m/11745ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Our slow ascent through the mountains continues as we journey on through the heavily forested region, the refreshing scent of the pine trees adding an invigorating feel to the air as we pass through the Hinku Valley and make our way to the village of Kothe.

  • Max. Altitude:4358m/14298ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

We break through the tree line today and make our way out into a wide valley hemmed in on either side by an array of tall peaks, with Mera coming ever closer as we make our way through to Tangnang. There is plenty of time left over in the day to wander about and take in the surrounding scenery.

  • Max. Altitude:4358m/14298ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

A day of rest in Tangnang to allow our bodies to fully acclimate to the altitude. Numerous opportunities exist to stretch our legs, including a hike to Sabai Tsho, a lake that collapsed after a large section of the feeder glacier collapsed into it, sending a wall of water tumbling into the valley below that claimed many lives.

  • Max. Altitude:5045m/16551ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

We climb ever higher today, making our way by Dig Tsho glacier into an open valley with views towards Kusum Kanguru, Kyashar,  and Mera, a final steep section taking us up to the sparse settlement of Khare, which will serve as the base camp for our climb.

  • Max. Altitude:5780m/18963ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent

We make our way to the glacier and arc round to the north, clambering up steadily towards Mera La, the ridge that sweeps across to Mera glacier and our high camp for the night. The views are glorious, yet a mere portent of the amazing panoramas that will unfold before us on the morrow.

  • Max. Altitude:5045m/16552ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Our day begins in the early hours of the morning for our ascent bid, starting up the glacier towards a ridge, our crampons biting into the snow and ice as we make our way up the steep slope. Gradually we make our way onto the summit ridge and begin the traverse towards our goal, the last stretch accomplished on fixed ropes laid by our guide. Finally, we're there, standing atop Mera, with glorious views all around to the legendary giants of the region - Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and even distant Kanchenjunga. After taking time to celebrate the achievement and take appropriate pictures of the scene we turn and make our way back down the mountain towards Khare.

  • Max. Altitude:5045m/16552ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

As with all climbs in the Himalayas, the weather can play havoc with even the best-laid plans, so prudence suggests we always set aside a spare day for our clients to try and ensure a successful outcome.

  • Max. Altitude:3580m/11745ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Still exhilarated from the previous day our path down toward Khare seems almost effortless.

  • Max. Altitude:4300m/14107ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

We continue our path back to civilization with a tougher day of hiking, the trail to Thule Kharka taking us on a steep climb before we reach our destination. 

  • Max. Altitude:2860m/9383ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

Our final day of the trekking day us over the pass of Zatrwa La and the long descent via Chutanga to Lukla, where we thankfully pull up for the night and bask in the glow of our success.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast

After breakfast, we take a flight to Kathmandu where you'll have enough time to savor the city's treasures one last time before getting together for a farewell dinner with friends before departure.

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    What's Included
    Cost Includes
    • Complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off
    • Two nights' accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant
    • All necessary trekking permits, such as National Park, TIMS, climbing permits, etc.
    • During the mountain season, three meals per day are consumed: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
    • Complimentary duffel bag or agency T-shirt (for your trekking gear, if needed)
    • Staff insurance, salary, meals, accommodations, equipment, transportation, etc.
    • Rescue arrangements, if necessary
    • Certificate of Achievement
    • English-speaking professional local guide who is government-registered, First Aid and Eco-trained, and carries a medical kit.
    • professional climbing guide and his meals, accommodations, insurance, salary, etc.
    • All necessary climbing gear, such as a tent, rope, ice axe, and so on.
    • All necessary expedition gear, tents, cooking equipment, etc. for Mera High Camp
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfares and Nepal visa fees
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal insurance, personal expenses, property theft, etc.
    • Temple or monastery entrance fees
    • All beverages
    • Tips for staff.
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    Dates & Availability
    Start:ThursdayAug 01, 2024
    End:SundayAug 18, 2024
    PriceUS$2290
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    End:SundaySep 01, 2024
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    End:WednesdaySep 11, 2024
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    1Travelers' Reviews
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      Y COMO DIJE VOLVÍ A NEPAL PARA SUBIR EL MERA PEAK CON RAJ...

      Dos años después de hacer con Raj el EBC y los tres pasos volví nuevamente con el para subir el Mera Peak. Ni se me ocurrió buscar otra agencia: no era necesario, con Raj estaba en buenas manos. Al igual que dos años antes todo fue perfecto: disfrute del trek, del día de aproximación al campo de altura, de la subida nocturna a la cima, del berrido que pegue cuando hice cumbre, de los momentos de sufrimiento y de los que fueron relativamente suaves... Porque los que subimos montañas sabemos lo que se sufre haciéndolo y también disfrutamos con ello. Y por supuesto igualmente disfrute tomando una cerveza con Raj en su oficina celebrando que lo había conseguido. Algo que como ya he comentado valoro sobremanera: Raj es un profesional serio en cuanto a la gestión del trek se refiere, pero después es una persona con quien tomarse una cerveza y brindar por todo lo brindable. Gracias Raj, volveré...

      J
      JESUS PASTOR MANCEBONov 24, 2017Spain
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