Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak (6,461m/ 21,190 ft) is the highest trekking peak in Nepal which is an exciting trekking peak and scenically beautiful peak of the Khumbu valley. Mera peak is situated on the edge of famous Khumbu Region which is dominated by Mt. Everest. It is an adventure peak with technical difficulties has stunning and amazing views of the world's 8000 meter Mountains- Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu from the summit of top. This trip regards the best for those who loves technical climbing and has previous climbing experience. You must to have an excellent physical fitness and an extrovert sense of adventure. This trip, Mera peak climbing itinerary has been carefully planned to allow gradual acclimatization for the climbers. The walking trip would be through the Hinku valley, has beautiful forest and incredible mountains along the way. It is the best option for adventure seekers and our itinerary has carefully designed in terms of acclimatized.

Start to trek towards Mera Peak, you gather great pleasure of reaching above 21,000 feet and looking down the whole earth. You will be marching through the Hongu and the Hinku valleys which have remained uninhabited although there are Kharka, places for cattle grazing in the Upper Hinku basin where Sherpa from the South, near Pangkongma, are occasionally seen grazing their cattle during the grass- growing monsoon season. As you pass through the upper Hongu basin, you will march through a mountainous wilderness. You will also venture through some beautiful forests, massive moraines, glacial lakes and spectacular peaks that include Charmlang and Baruntse.

Package Highlights

As you finally submit at the majestic Mera peak, officially the highest of trekking peak in Nepal, you find yourself looking down and towards great many magnificence natural landscapes. You will have a direct view of the southern face of the Everest from this point of your trek. Moreover, you will have great many rare glances of watershed area, the wild and heavily wooded valleys Hinku and Hongu Drangkas from this heavenly space. In this route to the Mera (Peak), you can experience the rarest of the rare chances of venturing through little visited and as yet un-spoilt region of Nepal where the hillsides still remain densely forested for everyone’s pleasure.

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  • Day 01: Arrival Day[1300m/4264ft]
    Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport, Eco Ventures Treks and Expedition representative will greets you and assist you to bring in the Hotel.  We meet you while you arrive in Hotle to brief you on your upcoming Trek with us. At that time we will introduce you to your trekking guide and Sherpa. If your flight arrives on time, we will take you to one of the most popular local restaurants with delicious Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance. This will give you a glimpse into the different ethnic groups of the country.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trip preparation
    After breakfast, you will begin a city tour of Kathmandu where you will see the main attractions of the valley. On this tour you will visit the Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (the old palace). After finishing the city tour, we will meet again to check your clothing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking boots). This evening will be spent in Kathmandu.
  • Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya (Chutok) [2730m/8954ft]:3-4 hrs
    Early morning after breakfast, we get transferred to domestic airport to fly to Lukla. After an adventurous 40-minute flight above breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. At the airport, we meet our other crew members. We get time to stroll around while the guide divides and manages baggage to be carried by porters. We start our trek down from Lukla. It will make sense to fly up to Lukla for acclimatization and walk down. We walk through the jungle down to Surke then a bit ahead we have lunch at Pakhapani or ahead nearby. Continuing ahead through many traditional villages, jungles, and hills, we gradually reach the vicinity of Paiya for the first night's camp. We see number of peaks from here such as Knogde Ri, Khatang, Tang Ragi Tu and other peaks above 7 thousand meters from Paiya. Overnight at Paiya. 
  • Day 04: Paiya to Pangkoma [2850m/93,48ft]: 5-6 hrs
    After breakfast, we march a little down until we reach wooden bridge and then carefully we have to go ahead through the slippery trail to cross Kari La Hill (pass). We have our lunch in the village ahead and start up walking through the rhododendron and bamboo forest through the narrow mountain trail. We need to keep our cameras ready with full charge to catch the outstanding views of Dudhkoshi River valley and Dudh Kund Himal before reaching the farming and trading village of Pangkongama for night`s rest. 
  • Day 05: Pangkoma to Nigmsa (Shibuche)[2745m/90,003ft]: 4-5 hrs
    The trail descends the rock-strewn path leading to the rhododendron forest. We come across a lot of Mani walls through the trail. Passing again through hills, ridges and teahouses, we start downwards and have lunch around there in village nearby. Mesmerizing views of the south face of Mera Peak (6064m/19890ft) and Naulekh Peak awaiting our insight ahead. The trail zigzags through forested areas and then descends steeply. We experience the most interesting and charming feelings as we walk past forests of pine and rhododendron to reach Nigmsa (Shibuche) where we camp for the night's rest
  • Day 06: Nigmsa (Shibuche) to Chetrakhola [3150m/10332ft]: 7-8 hrs
    After breakfast, we start up though a steep and slope trail through narrow and typical mountain trail, a bit complicated ahead through rhododendron and bamboo forests, we pass in the course of landslides and down we reach to the stream. By the side of the crystal clear stream we have our lunch today. Straight ahead and up through the rhododendron forests we may encounter wild animals if we are lucky. A little down through the bamboo jungle and past a nice stone cave by the side of a river, we will camp for the night's rest. Overnight at Chhatra Khola. 
  • Day 07: Chetrakhola to Kothe [3600m/11808ft]: 6-7 hrs
    Chirping birds wake us up early in the morning. We start after breakfast and reach a fine vantage point of the Hinku Valley where we line around in the splendor of nature surrounding us. Straight through the bamboo and pine forest in the narrow trails while enjoying the views of Mera and the Hinku Valley, there is possibility of encountering with mountain wild animals like sloth bear, jungle cat, etc., among the tall pine trees. Past Tashing Dingma we find shops and teahouses where we have lunch. We continue ahead by the ridge of the river in the Hinku valley all the way up and reach Kothe where we have the night's rest in a camp. Overnight in Kothe. 
  • Day 08: Kothe to Tangnang [4,350m/14,270ft]: 3-4 hrs
    Today is another short-trek day in which we trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. We take lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders' settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Beyond Gondishung we pass a 200 year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we can find Mera peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. We pray for our successful ascent of Mera Peak in the boulder of the Gompa offering incense. A short walk takes us to Thagnag, which is a summer grazing area with the primitive lodges and shops. Overnight in Thagnag at the camp.
  • Day 09: Acclimatization Day: Hiking to Charpate Himal Glacier 
    Today is our rest day. It is a rest day instead we have to stay active to be ready for next day's adventure. So after breakfast, we hike for about 3 hours up to Charpate Himal Glacier. You will see very close from the Thangnag, Charpate Himal is regarded holy by the Sherpa community and is worshiped by traditional Sherpas of the mountains. We will observe Mera North very close and outstanding from here. After an hour's pleasant hike downwards, we will be back at the camp at Thangnang. Overnight at Thangnang. 
  • Day 10: Tangnang to Khare [5,045m/16,486ft]: 2-3 hrs
    We head towards Mera Base Camp at Khare. We follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines and to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to our camping spot at Khare. The camping experience at Khare is something that would cherish us throughout our life. It is pleasure to view beautiful North face of Mera Peak from our campsite at Khare. Overnight at Khare. 
  • Day 11: Khare to Mera Base Camp [5300m/17,384ft]: 3-4 hrs
    Today after breakfast, we walk through boulder strewn course to reach Base Camp of Mera Peak. We have to march through steep route (about 260 meters ) and it takes around 2 to 3 hours to reach Base Camp. Upon reaching there after a short rest accompanied with our lunch, we start ice climbing training with our climbing guide. Inexperienced climbers need to learn much more today. After about 2-3 hours training, we might choose to go to Mera La. However, as we will be taking the route to High Camp through Mera La the next day, we might opt to rest at our camp at Base camp today admiring the eye-catching views the area offers. 
  • Day 12: Mera Base Camp to High camp [5,780m/18,958ft]: 4-5 hrs
    We take the route through Mera La to reach the Mera High Camp today. You need to walk through rock-strewn area for about two hours while making your way to Mera High Camp and this can be a bit hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. We set up a high camp and enjoy rest of the day the sunrise and sunset view along with the Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and south face of Lotshe, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse are outstanding and seems like they are piercing the skyline. We overnight in Mera High Camp. 
  • Day 13: Mera High Camp to Summit[6,461m/21,1907ft] and back to Khare [5045m/16,547ft]: 8-9 hr 
    This is really a big day. Eco Ventures crew will wake up around 1 a.m. for preparation. You should also wake up around 2.30 am and you will have very early breakfast today. After breakfast, your group will put on crampons and rope and set up for special journey to the summit. If you are a well-acclimatized group, it takes around 4-6 hours to reach the summit of Mera central for you. From the summit can be seen the magnificent views of Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,021ft), Cho-Oyu (8,210m/26,928ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,935ft), Makalu (8,463m/27,760ft), Kangchenjunga (8,586m/28,165ft), Nuptse (7,855m/25,765ft), Chamlang (7,319m/24,010ft), Baruntse (7 ,129m 23,383ft) Ama Dablam (6,812m/22,343ft) Kangtega (6,779m/22,235) and many peaks over six thousand. After achieving the summit, you retrace your steps down to high camp. After having a rest accompanied with some hot soups/tea at the high camp, we will continue down to Khare for the night's rest. You will really find this day really long but inspirational one for your life! Overnight at Khare. 
  • Day 14: Reserve Day for Contingency
    There is no such guarantee that we can get quite a favorable weather on our planned day for the summit (day 13), so this day is used as a contingency in case if we are unable to summit the Mera on day 13 due to bad weather condition or some other reasons. If weather became exceptionally unfavorable we wisely have to postpone the program of summiting the peak on day 13 for toady (Day 14). Sometimes somebody in the group may get some problems in acclimatizing well enough to make the ascent; the day can be used in that condition too. If the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day. 
  • Day 15: Khare to Kothe [3600m/11808ft]: 4-5 hrs
    After a great success of the expedition to Mt. Mera we descend to Hinku valley to Kothe for our overnight stop at camp. Leaving behind the outstanding Himalayan background, you arrive Kothe. The night we enjoy with local wines and foods and relax at the camp and overnight. 
  • Day 16: Kothe to Thuli Kharka: 5-6 hrs
    Today, we again climb up about two hours through the lush forest on the west side of the Hinku Valley to Thuli Kharka. It's nice walk through the red Rhododendron forest with beaten trail of Himalaya of Nepal. We observe the wide range of Mera peaks, Mera North, Mera Central, Mera South from Thuli Kharka. Overnight in Thuli Kharka. 
  • Day 17: Thuli Kharka to Lukla: 6-7 hrs
    Two hours up from Thuli Kharka we walk to reach Zatrwa La pass. After crossing the pass we see beautiful view of Lukla valley. Cho yu, Kongde peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and so many others. From Zatrwa La we walk all the way down to Chutanga and then straight forward easy walk takes us to Lukla village where we conclude the trekking and this evening we enjoy the last dinner in mountain with our crew. Overnight in teahouse. 
  • Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu 
    Normally flights are always in the morning due to the weather. So guide will do all airport formalities by the time you can have a breakfast at the lodge. Your luggage will get in to the airport already with the help of our sherpas and porters. Once guide get news about your flight arrival at Lukla airport, will call you to watch how the small aircraft get lands in to the small airstrip. After quick photograph, get in to the airport and straight away get in to the plane to fly out to Kathmandu. Once you are at the airport at Kathmandu, guide will assist to get in to your hotel by private vehicle.
  • Day 19: Departure Day
    Today is the last day of the trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday with us, we will help you if you require otherwise we will assist you to the airport as per your flight departure time. If your flight is late evening, you can do last minute shopping or manage your photos of the trip then final departure from the airport.

Service Include(s)

  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on twin/triple sharing basis with breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at one of the typical Nepalese local restaurant
  • A day guided city tour of Kathmandu valley
  • Required private transport at Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport taxes and transfer
  • Everest National Park Permit/ trekking & TIMS Card
  • Mera Peak Special Climbing Permit
  • One experienced Climbing guide for climbing section & One trekking guide for trekking Section (both leaders are English speaking, first aid trained, climbing leader is trained & licensed from Nepal Mountaineering Association- Rock climbing and mountaineering trained), the cost of camping and trekkers crew/ insurance
  • All necessary Gov. Taxes and service charges
  • Transfer to the airport for the final departure by private vehicle

Service Exclude(s)

  • Nepal Visa,
  • Return International flight
  • Your meals at Kathmandu, except provided dinner and breakfast
  • Entire cold and alcoholic beverages on the trip
  • Necessary group climbing gears (Climbing rope, ice axe, ice crew and snow bar/ possible to hire or buy in Kathmandu)
  • Travel insurance (Must includes Helicopter evacuation and trip cancellation)
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Oxygen bottle
  • Tips
  • Any extending trips



Contact us

  • Eco Ventures Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd 
  • Basundhara -3, Maharajgunj ,Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Telephone: +977-1- 6204261
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  • Email: ecoventures33@gmail.com

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