Mera Peak Climbing in Spring and Autumn

Mera Peak Climbing
At a Glance
  • Duration17 Days
  • Difficulty Level Heart-pumping
  • Max Altitude 6476 M
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu Airport
  • Ends Kathmandu Airport

Mera Peak Climbing is the highest expedition peak in Nepal. Located on the edge of the famous Khumbu region, the expedition journey takes you to the summit of Mera Peak at an altitude of 6476m. The Peak offers an absolute wilderness with natural surrounding away from the human settlement, along with the feeling of extreme excitement.

The beautiful scenery across the rolling foothills of the Hinku Valley, which lies below Mera Peak, is one of the major highlights of the journey. The trail offers the pleasure of experiencing the wildlife and typical Nepali villages, along with a stunning view of snow-capped mountains, massive moraines, and glacial lakes.

The Mera Peak Expedition Itinerary begins with a short flight of 35 minutes and will take you to Lukla from Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you’ll start your trek downhill to Chutang via the beautiful town of Surke. After a steep climb, the trail reaches Thuli Kharka via Zatrwa La Pass (4610m) and climbs down to Khartitang at 3900m.

You’ll now march towards Kothe through the settlement of Thakthor. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a stunning view of Mera Peak and Hinku Valley and walk past the beautiful forest of pine and oak. Now, the trail passes from Thangnak and proceeds to Khare through a rocky path, beautiful terraces, wide forests, and traditional grazing grounds of the yaks. 

After climbing to the summit of Mera Peak (6476m) from Mera high camp, you’ll descent to Khare, enjoying the sublime view of Everest (8848m), Makalu (8163m), Baruntse (7129m), Kusum Khangkaru (6367m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), and other mountain peaks. Finally, trekking along with the settlement of Thuli Kharka via Zatrwa La pass (4610m), you’ll reach Lukla and take a flight back to Kathmandu. 

Mera Peak is suitable for experienced trekkers looking to challenge themselves and experience the joy of standing on a Himalayan peak. This adventurous journey with the combination of the thrill of summiting the peak, the beauty of diverse vegetation, wildlife, and mountain peaks will make your walk worth remembering for a lifetime. 

Our Mera Peak itinerary is an excellent trip that incorporates all the necessary services with a tailor-made itinerary along with a great team of professional staff and guides. During the trip, we put our prime focus on the safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our valued clients. We assure you of the amazing and unique trekking experience of your lifetime. 

Major Highlights of the Mera Peak Expedition

  • Step to the summit of one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal.
  • Get stunning views of the Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest.
  • Cross glaciers and ascending snow slopes.
  • Get an opportunity to experience the beauty of remote valleys and Sherpa villages.
  • Get a sense of achievement while witnessing breathtaking vistas.
  • Enjoy a less crowded alternative to other popular peaks in the region.
  • Witness the sunrise over the stunning Himalayan peaks from the summit.

Reaching the Summit: What Can you Expect on Mera Peak Climbing?

Reaching the summit of Mera Peak during the climbing expedition is a thrilling and rewarding experience. As you ascend to an altitude of 6,476 meters, you'll be awarded breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. 

As the itinerary involves crossing several glaciers and using fixed ropes, you need to have good physical fitness with experience trekking in high altitudes. 

All along the trail, you will pass through several ethnic Sherpa villages that provide you with insight into the local culture and lifestyle. When you reach the summit of Mera Peak, you can expect to have an awe-inspiring sunrise over the snow-capped mountains. Furthermore, you'll feel a sense of accomplishment and be rewarded with an exceptional memory that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Is Mera Peak Climbing an ideal adventure for you in 2024/2025

If you are an experienced trekker and want to take your adventures to the next level, the Mera Peak Expedition is an ideal adventure for you. This expedition offers a thrilling and challenging experience, letting you push your limits and test your skills in high-altitude climbing. 

The Mera Peak Itinerary includes breathtaking landscapes, demanding terrains, and spectacular views of the surrounding peaks. As it is the highest climbing peak in Nepal, the ascent requires every climber to have good physical fitness, mental strength, and a spirit of adventure. 

With our carefully curated itinerary and experienced Sherpa guide, you will be able to complete the journey that will reward you with a sense of achievement and provide you with the magical time of your lifetime.

Training: What can you do to prepare for the Mera Peak Expedition?

Mera peak Expedtion is a challenging journey that requires good physical and mental preparation. To prepare for a Mera Peak Expedition, extensive training is necessary to ensure you have the physical and mental strength required for the challenges ahead. 

You can have physical training focusing on cardiovascular fitness, strength and endurance, stamina building, and altitude acclimatization. After engaging in regular physical activities, you can further go for hikes and treks at a high altitude so that your body can get used to the altitude. Also, engage in activities like running and cycling to improve cardiovascular endurance.

Mental preparation is equally essential, including mindfulness which will help maintain focus and motivation. Practice carrying a backpack with the expected weight to adjust to the load during the expedition.

If you are not used to using the mountaineering gears, you should also train to do that, as the expedition demands the use of mountaineering equipment and gears. By undertaking a well-rounded training program, you will be well-prepared for the physical and mental demands of the Mera Peak Expedition.

A Day in the Life during the Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary

Each day during the Mera Peak Itinerary is filled with adventure and excitement. You will wake up early in the morning to the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and enjoy a hearty breakfast. 

The trekking begins as you start crossing beautiful landscapes, lush forests, and scenic villages. As you move ahead and gain altitude, the landscape becomes more demanding. You will take breaks to rest in between the walk and fill your energy while soaking in the panoramic surroundings. 

You will be having lunch on the way in any of the villages and continue walking to your designated campsites or lodges. In the evening, you can enjoy the serene and peaceful surroundings while witnessing the breathtaking views of the mountains. 

Benefits of completing the Mera Peak Expedition with us

  • Our team of experienced guides has comprehensive knowledge of the climbing route, challenges, and safety precautions, ensuring a successful journey.
  • Your safety is our top priority. We stick to the safety standards throughout the expedition, keeping your safety at the top. 
  • We believe in providing personalized service to our clients. From beginning to end, we give attention to your specific needs and preferences, ensuring an enjoyable experience.
  • Our carefully prepared itinerary provides proper acclimatization, days, and gradual ascent, minimizing the risks.
  • We offer 24/7 service and support to our clients throughout the journey.
  • We have a competitive price that provides value to the cost. 
  • We provide comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, and attention to detail to guarantee that you have a comfortable and hassle-free experience.
  • We aim to minimize our negative effects on the environment and contribute positively to the communities we visit.
  • Our Mera Peak Trek itinerary can be customized according to your time and preference. 

Best time to Summit Mera Peak

One of the main factors to determine success in peak climbing is the weather conditions. Unlike trekking, when it comes to peak climbing, you need to be extra careful about the weather and climate conditions. As it involves climbs above 5000m, there should be no place for any risks and mistakes. The best time to Summit Mera Peak is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. 

Mera Peak Climb in Spring 2024/2025

Spring, which spans from March to May, is considered one of the best seasons for Climbing Mera Peak due to favorable weather conditions and stunning scenery. During this season, the mountain tends to be clear, and you can get some of the finest views of mountains and landscapes without much hassle. 

Mera Peak in Spring offers you milder temperatures and clear skies, presenting exceptional visibility and comfortable climbing conditions. The days are typically sunny and warmer, while the nights remain cool at higher elevations. Also, as there are lower chances of rainfall and snowfall compared to other seasons, the climbing routes are safer and more accessible. 

There is a high chance of a successful Mera Peak Expedition in spring as the weather and temperatures are favorable for trekking and mountaineering. If you want to embark on the thrilling adventure to Mera Peak, you can join our Mera Peak Climb in the spring 2024 group or contact us directly for any itinerary customization and cost details. 

Mera Peak Climbing in Autumn 2023/2024

Autumn is another ideal time for the expedition as it brings clear skies, less rainfall, and stable weather. The views are usually breathtaking during both seasons, with clear visibility of the surrounding peaks. This season is also the busiest climbing season of the year. So, the trail is filled with trekkers and climbers during most of the time these seasons. Booking for the Mera Peak Climbing in Autumn 2023/24 is open now. 

Mera Peak Climbing in September 2023/2024

September marks the beginning of the autumn season, which is considered one of the best times for Climbing Mera Peak. The weather starts to stabilize during this month after the monsoon season, offering clear skies and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. 

The temperatures are usually mild, making it suitable for trekking and climbing. The trails are less crowded compared to other peak seasons, offering a sense of tranquility. Furthermore, the landscapes are decorated with lush greenery, vibrant flowers, and cascading waterfalls along the way, which adds more beauty to the journey. 

However, you can expect occasional rainfall, and weather patterns are not predictable, so be prepared with appropriate gear and equipment is essential. Overall, Climbing Mera Peak in September offers you an experience of the raw beauty of the Himalayas in a quieter environment.

Mera Peak Climbing in October 2023/2024

October is considered one of the best months for Climbing Mera Peak due to the favorable weather conditions and stunning landscapes. The monsoon season has passed when this month arrives, resulting in clear skies and excellent views. 

The temperatures are generally moderate in October, making trekking and climbing comfortable. The colorful autumn foliage is at its peak, painting the hillsides and creating a panoramic scenery. The days during this month are generally dry and sunny, providing ideal conditions for trekking and climbing. 

October also offers a higher chance of summit success due to the steady weather. However, as it is a popular time for trekking, you can expect the trails to be busier compared to other months. Nevertheless, Mera Peak climbs in October offers a great adventure filled with awe-inspiring vistas and pleasant weather.

Mera Peak Climbing in November 2023/2024

November is another excellent month for Climbing Mera Peak, offering favorable weather and stunning landscapes. The temperatures start to cool down during this month as the winter starts to approach, but they remain fairly mild at lower elevations, making it comfortable for trekking. 

The skies are usually clear, offering spectacular views of the surrounding peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. The trails are less crowded compared to peak seasons, and you can witness the landscapes showcasing a mix of autumn colors and snow-capped peaks. 

However, as November advances, the temperatures can drop further, especially at higher altitudes, and there is a possibility of occasional snowfall. You need to be prepared with warm clothing and proper equipment in advance. Mera Peak climbs in November overall and offers a unique blend of autumn beauty and a sense of adventure as the winter approaches.

Mera Peak Climbing in Summer/Monsoon 2024/2025

Embarking Mera Peak Climbing during the summer/monsoon season is not an ideal option as it presents certain risks and challenges. From June to August, the Everest region receives a significant amount of rainfall which results in lush greenery and flourishing vegetation. The lush green vegetation and scenic sights do create an irresistible environment. 

However, the monsoon season brings unpredictable weather, including heavy rainfall and occasional storms. The trails can be slippery, making trekking and climbing more challenging. It is crucial to be well-prepared with appropriate rain gear and sturdy footwear. 

Despite the unpredictable weather conditions, this season offers a quieter and more serene experience, and if you want to complete the expedition in monsoon season, then it is extremely important to take into account the weather forecasts and potential risks. 

Climbing Mera Peak in the summer/monsoon season requires extra caution and preparation, which is not recommended. However, if you wish to embark on the journey in monsoon, then you can expect to have stunning landscapes and a sense of adventure amidst the raw beauty of the Himalayas.

Mera Peak Climbing in Winter 2023/2024

Embarking on Climbing Mera Peak in winter is not the best time for the expedition. From December to February, the region receives cold temperatures and snowfall. The trails are usually covered in snow and sometimes can be blocked due to heavy snowfall. 

However, the season also offers a serene landscape, with clear blue skies and snow-filled mountains. Nevertheless, winter climbing requires careful planning and preparation, which also involves risks. The temperatures can drop significantly at higher elevations, which can make the Trip extremely challenging. 

To complete the expedition journey in winter, it is significant to have a well-planned itinerary and consider the risks associated with the winter conditions. With the proper preparation and required equipment, despite the challenges, Climbing Mera Peak in winter offers a chance to witness the raw beauty of the Himalayas in a less crowded environment. 

Itinerary

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  • Max Altitude:1350m
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

Today marks your arrival in the city of Kathmandu, Nepal. You will be warmly welcomed by one of our staff members, who will ensure your safe transfer to the hotel. Once you have settled in, you are free to explore the city. Take your time to soak in the cultural richness of this vibrant city. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • Max Altitude:1350m
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

This is a day for you to explore Kathmandu city with guided sightseeing. The Kathmandu Valley is home to many historical and spiritual landmarks. Most of the places you will be visiting today are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will have a tour around Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

During the tour, you’ll be enlightened about the rich history of these places and their significance. Each place has its own history and story that you will get to learn about today. After the tour, you will be transferred to the hotel and spend the night there.

  • Max Altitude:2840m
  • Time:35 Minutes
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

It is a day to begin the journey toward the Mera peak, which begins with a short flight of 35 minutes from Kathmandu toward Lukla. During this short, thrilling flight, you will be able to get a stunning view of mountains, including Everest (8848m), and gorgeous landscapes welcoming you to the region. Once you reach Lukla, you can roam around the local market and interact with the local people to gain more insight into their culture and daily lives. Overnight stay at Lukla.

  • Max Altitude:3050m
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is the first day of the trek. After breakfast, you’ll start trekking to Chutang from Lukla. Walking along pine and rhododendron forests and steep hills, you’ll move forward to the beautiful town of Surke. After crossing the thick forest on the hillside below the Kalo Himal Ridge, you’ll walk past many streams and cross a few suspension bridges before finally heading to Chutang. It takes a walk of around 4 to 5 hours until you make it to Chutang from Lukla. Overnight stay in Chutang.

  • Max Altitude:3910m
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The walk today begins early in the morning as you march towards Thuli Kharka, crossing Zatrwa La pass (4610m). Enjoying the glorious view of Numbur Himal (6958m), Kongde Ri (6187m), Karyolung Peak (6511m), and many other mountains, you’ll walk past rhododendron forests and encounter Himalayan wildlife on the way. 

You’ll further trek via Zatrwa La Pass (4610 m), from where you can see the mesmerizing sights of the mountains. After enjoying some time in the mountains, you will continue to head to Khartitang. Descending steeply for a few more hours, you will arrive at Thuli Kharka. Overnight stay at Thuli Kharka.

 

  • Max Altitude:4095m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today you’ll ascend towards the settlement of Kothe from Thuli Kharka. Walking past the forest of juniper and tall pine, along with other local vegetation, you will begin the journey. On the way forward, you’ll get to enjoy the view of Mera Peak (6476m) and Hinku Valley, with the huge possibility of encountering wild animals such as jungle cats, sloth bears, foxes, leopards, and many more. 

Moving ahead, you will pass by a few more settlements until you finally arrive in Kothe after a walk of around 5 to 6 hours. Overnight stay in Kothe.

 

  • Max Altitude:4350m
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

From Kothe, you will be heading to Thangnak today. It takes you about four hours of a good walk to reach Thangnak from Kothe. Following the west bank of the riverbed, a steep climb to the top of the ridge gives you a stunning view of Kusum Khangkaru Peak (6367 m), Mt. Charpate (6769m), Mera Peak (6476 m), and a Buddhist Gomba in the lap of the big rock. 

Thangnak is a summer grazing area where you’ll find a huge settlement of yaks and a few local people. Upon arriving in Thagnak, you will have some time to explore the surrounding area and enjoy the view. Overnight stay at Thangnak.

 

  • Max Altitude:4350m
  • Time:3-4 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This is the first acclimatization or rest day of your peak climb. Soon after breakfast, you will first visit Sabal Tsho Lake and take an acclimatization hike to the cairn (5271m) on the flank of Kusum Khangkaru (6367m). You will get to enjoy stunning views of the mountains during this hike. 

After returning from the hike, you can roam around the local market and observe the unique lifestyle, culture, and tradition of the local people. In the evening, you will have a proper rest, followed by discussion, and preparation for the next day's trek. Overnight stay at Thangnak.

  • Max Altitude:5045m
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

From Thagnak, the trail today leads you to Khare. The trail starts by following the Charpate Tal, crossing lateral moraine and windy paths, which pave the way towards Dig Kharka (4650m), close to the foot of the Hinku-Nup Glacier. 

You’ll then walk past Sabai Tsho glacial lake and ascend further up, along with the sublime beauty of nature and lush vegetation. After a walk of three and a half more hours, you’ll finally reach Khare, from where you can witness the glorious view of the north face of Mera Peak (6476m). Overnight stay at Khare.

 

  • Max Altitude:5300m
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Accommodation:Camping Tent
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

On this day, you’ll trek towards Mera Base Camp via Mera Glacier along the steep route. The trek route takes you around four hours to reach the Base Camp (5300m) from Khare. 

The route is at a high altitude, and you’ll see landscapes resembling those of the large plateau. As the air gets thinner, you might have a hard time walking. However, walking slowly while relishing the surrounding mountain views makes it possible. You’ll walk past sloppy landscapes and cross numerous bridges along the route until you arrive at the base camp. Once you reach your destination, you will have a briefing session for the climb ahead and will also be introduced to using crampons, rope, and an ice axe. Overnight stay at Mera Base Camp.

 

  • Max Altitude:5780m
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Accommodation:Camping Tent
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, you will make your way to the high camp from the base camp. You will begin the ascent to the High Camp as you enjoy the sight of stunning mountains such as Everest (8848m), Makalu (8163m), Baruntse (7129m), Kusum Khangkaru (6367m), and so on. 

The trail goes through the glacier to the snow-covered path. As a reward for trekking through the difficult trail, you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful views of Kanchenjunga (8586m) and Mera Peak (6476m). Finally, after climbing further on a fixed rope and walking on a sloppy landscape, you will reach High Camp after a challenging ascent of 4 to 5 hours. Overnight stay at High Camp.

 

  • Max Altitude:6476m/5045m
  • Time:11-12 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

It is a big day, as you will be heading to the summit of Mera Peak. The climb starts early in the morning, as you climb towards the summit of Mera Peak (6476m). The trail goes towards the southeast and then east to the main summit ridge of Mera. Ascending on a fixed rope takes you through the snow-covered trail to the peak of Mera. 

The view from the top of the peak is captivating, and the panoramic scene will make you speechless. The sight of the mightiest peaks of the Everest massif, including Everest (8848m) and several others, is marvelous. After enjoying the views from the summit, you’ll descend to Mera Base Camp via High Camp. 

Following a few ascending and mostly descending steps on the rocky terrain and steep slopes, you will walk toward the base camp. From there, after crossing Mera Glacier along a long, steep route, you’ll move towards windy paths and a lateral moraine heading to Khare. On the way to Khare, you’ll be able to enjoy the natural beauty and lush vegetation of this region. Overnight stay at Khare. 

  • Max Altitude:4095m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Early in the morning, you’ll start your trek toward Kothe via Thangnak. Along with the Sabai Tsho glacial lake, the trail moves towards Dig Kharka (4650m), close to the foot of the Hinku-Nup Glacier. You will pass by a few settlements along the route, and you can find a huge settlement of yaks with a stunning view of the Himalayan realm appearing in the distance,  which paves the way to the settlement of Kothe. Once you reach Thangnak, you can explore the surrounding area Overnight stay at Kothe.

  • Max Altitude:3910m
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, you’ll descend towards the settlement of Thuli Kharka from Kothe today. Walking past the forest of juniper and tall pine along with other local vegetation, you can enjoy the view of Mera Peak (6476m) and Hinku Valley, with the huge possibility of encountering wild animals. It takes you about five to six hours to reach Thuli Kharka via Thakthor. Overnight stay at Thuli Kharka.

  • Max Altitude:2840m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today you’ll walk past the villages of Chutang and Surke on the way to Lukla via the Zatrwa La pass. Enjoying the glorious view of Numbur Himal (6958m), Kongde Ri (6187m), Karyolung Peak (6511m), and many other mountains, you’ll walk along rhododendron forests, making up a pleasant path. 

Finally, after crossing many streams and a few suspension bridges, you will reach Lukla, where you’ll spend the night. This is your last evening in the mountains, so it might be the ideal opportunity for a celebration of the climbing journey. Overnight stay at Lukla.

  • Max Altitude:1350m
  • Time:35 Minutes
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast and Dinner

You will have a short flight of 35 minutes from Lukla to reach Kathmandu. The Everest region bids you farewell as you head to Kathmandu. Once you reach Kathmandu, you can roam around the local markets in Thamel, where you can buy souvenirs. 

In the evening, you can enjoy the cultural dinner back at your hotel with the team. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

 

  • Meals:Breakfast

Approximately two hours before your scheduled flight, you’ll be dropped off at Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure.

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours, including tour guide, and private transportation
  • 3 standard meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners) during the trip
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • Domestic flights (From Kathmandu - Lukla or Manthali - Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu or Lukla to Manthali) including airport departure tax and transfers. (Note: If you want to take a shared helicopter, it will cost you an extra amount.)
  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking Climbing guide Sherpa during the Mera Peak trip.
  • Porters and Supportive staffs services (1 porter = 2 trekkers).
  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.
  • Duffel bag use while trekking & Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Required Sagarmatha National Park Permit fee, TIMS Fee, Garbage Deposit and Mera Peak Climbing Permit
  • First aid medicine Kit
  • Farewell dinner with Cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.
  • Government taxes & office service charge
Cost Excludes
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Personal trekking equipment or expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages.
  • Tips for trekking guides, porters (tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

Dates & Prices

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Starts:Sunday Feb 25, 2024
Ends:Tuesday Mar 12, 2024
Price US$2299
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Please get in touch with us to set up another day at the same Cost if the Selected Dates do not coincide with your Departure Day.

Know Before You Go

The Equipment Needed to Climb and Trek Mera Peak

We've put up a list of all the equipment and supplies you'll need for the Mera Peak Climbing. A large portion of this is easily accessible in Kathmandu. The tools and equipment can be rented or purchased.  Don't forget that since the walk will probably take place in extremely chilly conditions, wearing dependable, high-quality gear and shoes is vital. You can find the trek's packing list below.

  • Clothing -Baselayer -Insulation layer -Third layer 
  • General Trekking gear -Trekking trousers & shirts -Trekking shorts -Waterproof shell jacket & trousers -Underwear 
  • Headwear -Hat -Beanie -Neck gaiter 
  • Handwear and Footwear -Inner Gloves -Outer insulated gloves -Hiking boots -Trekking shoes/sandals -Hiking socks -Warm thermal socks -Gaiters 
  • Bag and backpackers -Duffel bag -Backpack -Day back -Raincover -Drybag 
  • Sleeping gear -Sleeping bag -Liner -Earplugs 
  • Poles and Headgear -Trekking poles -Sunglasses -Headlight 
  • Important accessories -Water bottle/Hydration bladder -Towel -Pee funnel -Lock -Waterproof bag 
  • Extra accessories -Camera -Portable charger -Books -Cards -Passport, Money 
  • Medications and Toiletries: Water purification tablet, Isotonic powder, Diamox, Common Medications, First aid kit, Sunscreen, Baby wipes, Toiletries, Plasters, Oximeter, Hand sanitizer. 

Food Choices you get during Mera Peak Climbing

During the Mera Peak Climbing Expedition, the food provided normally consists of a balanced diet to supply you with the necessary energy for the ascent. Breakfast often includes items such as porridge, eggs, bread, and tea or coffee. 

For lunch and dinner, you can expect a variety of dishes like rice, noodles, pasta, vegetables, lentils, soups, and meat (chicken, beef, or yak) prepared in different styles. On the few beginning days of the trek, you will have the food in the lodges and teahouses along the trail. As you ascend higher and approach the base camp, the meals are prepared by experienced cooks of our team. 

Additionally, snacks like energy bars, nuts, and fruits are provided to keep you energized throughout the day. Overall, the food during the Mera Peak Expedition focuses on keeping you satisfied during the challenging journey. Keep in mind that the availability of specific food items may vary depending on the teahouses or campsites along the route.

Drinking water during the Mera Peak Climbing Journey

Throughout the trekking part of the journey, you can easily access tap water all along the route. However, keep in mind that tap water is not always safe to consume directly. Thus, we suggest you go for a mineral water bottle, but as plastics are harmful to the environment, you can go for other alternatives. 

The best option is to treat water from local sources to ensure its safety. You can use water purification tablets or filters to make tap water safe for drinking. 

Carrying a reusable water bottle and using a purification tablet instead of a mineral water bottle is also recommended to minimize plastic waste in the environment and practice eco-friendly travel. 

As for the climbing part, our team will provide you with safe drinking water to keep you hydrated all throughout the climb. 

Accommodation during the Mera Peak Climbing

The Trip to the Mera Peak begins from Lukla and takes you through some remote villages of the region. The accommodation facility you will get during the trek ranges from basic to remote.

During the Mera Peak Expedition, the most common form of accommodation is teahouses or lodges, which are available along the trekking route. These teahouses provide basic but comfortable facilities, including private or shared rooms with beds, blankets, and pillows. 

Keep in mind that as you gain altitude, the facilities may become more basic and limited. Furthermore, as you head to the base camp and Mera High camp, you will have to stay in camps. These camps are set up by our team and will provide you with sleeping dining, and kitchen facilities. You must have a suitable sleeping bag and other camping gear for these camps.

During the final stages of the climb, you'll stay in a high camp set up at higher altitudes closer to the summit of Island Peak. As it is a high-altitude climbing expedition, you will have to compromise a lot in terms of accommodation. 

Mera Peak Climbing Difficulty

Mera Peak Climbing is considered a challenging and demanding expedition. It requires a good level of physical fitness, stamina, and mountaineering skills. 

The peak stands at an elevation of 6,476 meters, making it one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal. The climbing involves ascending through rugged terrain, including steep ascents, rocky paths, and icy slopes. You will further encounter changing weather conditions, including extremely cold temperatures and high winds. 

Altitude sickness can be a major concern during the expedition and requires proper acclimatization and gradual ascent. You must have past trekking experience in the high altitude and be physically fit if you are to commence this expedition Itinerary. Prior mountaineering experience, good physical fitness, and training in technical mountaineering skills are highly recommended for a successful Mera Peak expedition

Despite the challenges, the breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks and the sense of achievement after reaching the summit make this a rewarding adventure. 

Acclimatization and Safety Measures During Mera Peak Climbing

Acclimatization and safety are crucial parts of Climbing due to the high altitude and potential risks involved. During Peak climbing, it is necessary to have proper acclimatization days to let your body adjust o the higher altitude. 

Keeping that in mind, we have planned the itinerary, including the acclimatization days at Thangnak, allowing your body to adjust before ascending higher. The trekking part of the Itinerary is also planned with thorough consideration, as the entire trip is slow-paced. It is also very important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoiding alcohol and caffeine during the climb. You should listen to the signs of your body and climb at your own pace. 

During the ascent, it's important to be aware of any symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. If you experience any of these symptoms, speak with your guide immediately. Furthermore, to ensure safe climbing, it is important to stay updated on weather forecasts and adjust the itinerary accordingly, as the weather conditions can change rapidly in the mountains. 

We always make sure to prioritize acclimatization and follow safety guidelines to ensure the successful and safe Island Peak climbing experience for our clients.  

Permits required for Climbing Mera Peak

Different permits are required for the peak climbing adventure in Nepal. The permits required for Mera Peak Climb, along with their costs, are as follows.

  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card This is a card compulsory for any trek in Nepal, which costs around USD 20 for individual trekkers. 

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

  • Mera Peak lies within the Sagarmatha National Park, and climbers need to obtain an entry permit for the national park. The permit costs approximately USD 35 per person.

Mera Peak Climbing Permit
You need to have a climbing permit specifically for Mera Peak. The permit cost varies depending on the season.

  • Spring (March to May): USD 250 per person for a group of up to four climbers. An additional USD 50 for each additional person.
  • Autumn (September to November): USD 125 per person for a group of up to four climbers. An additional USD 25 for each additional person.
  • Winter (December to February): USD 70 per person for a group of up to four climbers. An additional USD 10 for each additional person.
  • Summer (June to August): USD 70 per person for a group of up to four climbers. An additional USD 10 for each additional person.

Mera Peak Climbing Sherpa Guide/Porter

For a challenging adventure like peak climbing, a Sherpa guide plays a crucial role in overall success. We at Himalayan Recreation have some of the best Sherpa climbing guides who have been working with us for years now. All of our Sherpa guides are experienced and trained professionals and are familiar with the route, terrain, and challenges of the Mera Peak climb

Holding extensive knowledge of mountaineering techniques, equipment, and rescue procedures, our Sherpa guides will be assisting you with technical factors such as rope skills, glacier travel, and navigation during the climb. You will also be provided valuable insights into the region's culture, history, and environment along the route. 

As they are also trained to manage emergencies and coordinate rescue operations, the health and well-being of all climbers will be monitored by our team.  

For the success of the climbing expedition, the porter too plays an important role. Porter will help you assist in carrying the trekking and climbing equipment, supplies, and personal belongings. Porters typically carry loads of up to 25 kilograms (55 pounds), but it's important to ensure that the load is reasonable and within their capacity.

With our professional and trained team on the climbing expedition, you are guaranteed to have an adventure of a lifetime. 

Mera Peak Climbing Cost For 2024/2025

The Mera Peak Expedition Cost can change depending on different factors, such as the duration of the expedition, inclusions/exclusions, group size, itinerary, and the level of services you require. The Mera Peak Climbing Cost in 2024/2025 can generally range from USD 2000 to USD 3000. 

The Mera Peak Climbing Cost contains several factors. The cost includes the climbing permit for Mera Peak and the necessary trekking permits for the region. The cost also covers transportation, including domestic flights, airport transfers, accommodation, food facilities, qualified Sherpa guides, porters charges, etc. 

It is important to note that the cost does not cover personal expenses, such as travel insurance, personal climbing equipment, additional meals and beverages, tips for guides and porters, and any unforeseen expenses or changes in the itinerary. Thus, it is highly recommended to carry extra cash for miscellaneous expenses. 

We always ensure that we provide a comprehensive package that aligns with your requirements and expectations to deliver you value for the cost. 

Group Trip Package
For the one who wishes to complete the Trip in a group with other fellow climbers, we organize group trips.

If you travel in a group, then the cost of the expedition can be a lot lower than the private trip. Furthermore, we also provide group discounts according to the number of climbers.

You can contact us directly for more details regarding the cost and services of the group trip to the Mera Peak Climb

Private Trip Package
If you do not wish to join the group and have your private expedition Itinerary to the Mera Peak with your partner or friends, then that is possible as well.

Keep in mind that for the private trip, the cost can increase depending on your choice of trail, the length of the trek, your itinerary, and several other factors.

Mera Peak Expedition Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is a critical aspect of the Mera Peak climb and every other expedition journey. It provides financial protection and covers emergencies during your expedition. To complete the peak climbing journey, you must have travel insurance. 

A comprehensive travel insurance policy should include coverage for medical expenses, emergency evacuation and rescue, trip cancellation or interruption, baggage loss or delay, and personal liability. It is also important to confirm that the policy covers high-altitude activities and includes helicopter evacuation if needed.

As our itinerary does not include travel insurance, during the booking process, all the climbers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate, which should cover all medical and emergency repatriation. 

Useful info and some tips for the Mera Peak Climb

  • Before the expedition, focus on building your physical fitness through regular exercise, strength training, and hiking.
  • Pack suitable clothing for various weather conditions, including warm layers, waterproof and windproof outerwear, thermal socks, gloves, and hats. Dress in layers to adjust to changing temperatures.
  • Climbing Mera Peak can be physically and mentally challenging. Maintain a positive mindset, stay focused, and be prepared for setbacks or delays due to weather conditions or other factors.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the climb.
  • Follow the guidance and instructions of your guide regarding safety, routes, and technical skills.
  • Listen to your body and communicate with the team in case of any discomfort or symptoms of altitude sickness.
  • Be prepared for changing weather conditions.
  • Keep yourself updated on weather conditions and any changes in climbing regulations. 
  • Respect the local culture and customs of the region.
  • Do not forget to carry a portable power bank to keep your electronic devices charged.
  • Carry enough Nepalese currency for your entire journey, as there are limited ATMs along the route.  
  • Leave no plastics or other trash on the hiking trail. Be mindful of your actions and follow guidelines for responsible trekking, such as carrying your trash back and avoiding single-use plastics.
  • Research the trail, weather, and local culture before you embark on the journey. 

Mera Peak Climbing in Spring and Autumn FAQs

  • Typically, one of our representatives will be there to receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu during your arrival time. Once you meet our representative at the airport, you will be escorted to the hotel in Kathmandu. 

  • To obtain an entry visa for Nepal, you can apply for a tourist visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport or at the Nepali consulate/embassy in your home country. You'll need a valid passport, a visa application form, and the required visa fee in cash to obtain the visa. We highly recommend you check with the government authorities or embassy before your trip for surety.

  • Yes, Mera Peak is considered a challenging climb. Although it is technically less demanding than some other peak climbs, it still requires a good level of physical fitness, stamina, and basic mountaineering skills. The altitude of the peak is 6467m, which can also pose challenges while climbing.

  • The duration of Mera Peak climbing varies depending on the route and the itinerary. Typically, it takes around 13 to 20 days for an expedition, including acclimatization and returns to Lukla. However, it can always be customized according to your timeframe and preferences.

  • While prior mountaineering experience is not mandatory, you should have experience trekking at high altitudes, some basic knowledge of using mountaineering equipment, and familiarity with high-altitude conditions.

  • Mera Peak is considered a non-technical climb in terms of mountaineering skills. However, as it involves glacier crossings, moderate ice slopes, and the use of basic climbing equipment like crampons and ice axes, you need to have knowledge about using basic equipment and good physical endurance to complete the expedition.

  • Climbers climbing Mera Peak should have a good level of physical fitness and a high level of stamina and endurance. We recommend you get engaged in regular cardiovascular exercises and strength training to develop your stamina level. It is also beneficial to have prior trekking experience.

  • Altitude sickness is a possibility during the Mera Peak expedition due to the considerable altitude gain, as you will be climbing above 6000 m. To reduce the chance of altitude sickness, we suggest proper acclimatization, hydration, and a gradual ascent. In the event of any discomfort during the climb, you should inform your guide as soon as possible.

  • Yes, for summiting Mera Peak, you will need to have travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and mountaineering activities. Make sure the policy of insurance includes emergency medical evacuation and helicopter rescue services for the expedition.

  • Yes, in case of an emergency, you will be evacuated. On the occasion of an emergency evacuation from Mera Peak, our team will contact the rescue services. Helicopters are commonly used for emergency evacuations, especially in critical situations or if you are unable to descend on foot.

  • In case of an emergency evacuation during the Mera Peak climb, our team will initiate the rescue process by contacting local authorities and helicopter services. After contacting the concerned authorities, you will receive the necessary medical attention as quickly as possible and be transferred to a lower altitude.

  • No, climbing Mera Peak independently is not permitted. The Nepali government requires climbers to be accompanied by a licensed climbing guide from a registered agency to complete the expedition journey.

  • You can get access to communication facilities during the beginning days; however, as you ascend higher, it is limited in the remote regions of Mera Peak. At higher altitudes, it is best to rely on satellite phones for emergency communication.

  • Accommodation during the Mera Peak climb will vary depending on the route and itinerary. In lower altitudes, you can spend the nights in teahouses or lodges, but as you ascend higher, accommodation will be in tents at selected base camps prepared by the climbing team.

  • You need to have three different permits for the Mera peak expedition journey, which are; a Mera peak climbing permit, a Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, and a TIMS card.

  • For the given itinerary, Everest Base Camp is not included. However, it can be included according to your choice, as some Mera Peak climbing itineraries include a trek to Everest Base Camp as part of the acclimatization process.

  • Mera Peak is generally considered more challenging than Island Peak due to its higher altitude. However, both peaks require physical fitness and some mountaineering experience to have a successful and enjoyable climbing experience.

  • The best time to climb Mera Peak is during the spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These seasons offer stable weather, clear skies, and good climbing conditions, making the climb easier and more convenient.

  • The cost of climbing Mera Peak can vary based on several factors, including group size, itinerary, and duration of the expedition. On average, it can range from USD 2000 to USD 4000.

  • Mera Peak's elevation is approximately 6,476 meters (21,247 feet) above sea level, making it one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal.

  • To select a suitable climbing operator, you need to do thorough research, read reviews from previous climbers, and ensure the company has experienced guides and a good safety record. Also, check if they provide proper acclimatization plans, necessary equipment, and support during the climb.

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