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Mera Peak Climbing

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  • Duration
    Duration:19 Days
  • Accomodation
    Accommodation: 3 Nights (Standard Hotel)
    15 Nights (Lodges/Tea Houses/Camp)
  • Meals
    Meals :18 Breakfast, 15 Lunch
    17 Dinner
  • Location
    Service: Airport to Airport
  • Trip Grade
    Trip Grade :Advance
  • Max Altitude
    Max Altitude: 6,461m/21,197ft

Overview

Mera Peak climbing is the highest and most popular permitted trekking peak of Nepal. Mera peak is situated between the giant Mount Everest and Mount Blanc. Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing successfully defeated Mera Peak on May 20 1953. Mera Peak climbing has a challenging altitude though it is not technically difficult climbing. This adventurous trip is appropriate for those who are experienced trekkers having a dream to put step on a Himalayan summit. Once you arrive in the Summit of Mera Peak, you will have an extra ordinarily panoramic view of five highest Himalayas namely Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Kanchanjunga along with Nuptse, baruntse and Ama Dablam.

The adventurous Mera Peak climbing begins with magnificent mountain flight to Lukla. Then we start our trek through the forest, unexploited villages of Hinku Valley, pasture land and alpine topography. The trail offers unrivaled scenery of landscapes and Himalaya’s view, provide an opportunity to encounter rare animals, birds and plants. Mera Peak Climbing offers an itinerary in such a way that climbers have plenty of time to acclimatize and trek through off the beaten path having been immersed in the local culture. Our qualified guides, sherpas, cook, other crew members and quality equipments ensure the journey to Meera Peak more exciting, certain and pleasurable.

Highlights

  • The highest and most popular permitted trekking peak of Nepal is Mera Peak
  • Situated between the mighty peak of Mount Everest and Mont Blanc
  • The exceptional panoramic view of five highest Himalayas of planet: Mt. Everest and other mountainss.
  • Unexploited villages of Hinku Valley, pasture land and alpine topography
  • Opportunity to encounter rare animals, birds and plants

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu

Upon arrival in the Kathmandu Airport (TIA), you will be welcomed and greeted by our representative and then transfer to the hotel. After check in, you can either take rest; hang around in the city as it all depends upon your interests. In the evening, we will organize a Welcome Dinner at an excellent traditional Nepalese restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal.
Hotel Encounter Nepal

Meals: Dinner 
Max Altitude: 1300m/4264 ft

Day 2Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

After breakfast, break the day with guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions of Kathmandu. The first visit is made in Swayambhunath Stupa- oldest stupa situated on the hillock. Enjoy the bird eyes view of Kahtmandu Valley and mountains. After then visit Kahtmandu Durbar Square – Palace of Malla and then Shah King of Nepal. Visit Kumari Ghar (living goddes), Kasthamandap (made up of single tree), Hanuman Dhoka (Gate to enter the palace) and many more temples. Finally visit in Patan Durbar Square- city of fine art and architecture. Visit Krishna Temple, Palace square, Mahabauddha, Mahabihar and many more temples and master piece monuments. Late afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Black Diamond briefs us regarding the trip as well as provides us opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu, Hotel Encounter Nepal.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3Kathmandu to Lukla flight and trek to Paiya

After breakfast, we get transferred to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), a gateway destination from where our trek begins. After an adventurous 40 minute flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach the 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. Here we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla. We walk down through the jungle to Surke and then crossing river we climb to Pakhapani. Passing by jungles, many cultural villages, and hills we reach Paiya from where we can see Knogde Ri, Khatang, Tang Ragi Tu and numerous peaks above 7000m.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Altitude: 2,652m/8,700ft
Trek Duration: 3 – 4 hrs
Flight Duratuion: 40 mins

 

Day 4 Paiya to Pangkoma

After breakfast, we trek little down until we reach small wooden bridge and then climb carefully the Kari La Pass through slippery trail. Further walking through the forest of rhododendron and bamboo, walking through narrow trail, enjoying the outstanding views of Dudh Koshi River Valley and Dudh Kund Himal, passing by village of Kharte, Bhalukhop finally we reach beautiful village of Pangkongama.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Altitude: 2850m/93,48ft
Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 5Pangkoma to Nigmsa (Shibuche)

Today our walk is mostly through forest, little up and down and somewhere zigzags. Initially, we descend down the rocky trail then pass through rhododendron forest. On the way, we come across a lot of Mani walls. The view of Mera Peak and Naulekh Peak from Narkung La is very attractive. Further the steep descend and little zigzag trail through pine and rhododendron forest bring us to Nigmsa (Shibuche).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Altitude: 2745m/90,003ft
Trek Duration: 4-5 hrs

Day 6 Nigmsa (Shibuche) to Chetrakhola

After breakfast, we walk steep down through the narrow and typical mountain trail. Passing through rhododendron and bamboo forests, landslides area we reach the beautiful and clear stream. From there we climb up through rhododendron forest and we need be alert as a wild animal may appear on our way. Little down through the jungle, pass by stone cave we reach in the river, Chetrakhola. We overnight beside the river.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Altitude: 3150m/10332ft
Trek Duration: 7-8 hrs

Day 7Chetrakhola to Kothe

After breakfast, we walk straight up along the Inkhu Khola and enter the Hinku Valley where we will be surrounded by natural beauty. We climb through bamboo and pine forest where sloth bear, jungle cat and other Himalayan wild animals and birds may come in the sight along with beautiful Mera Peak and Hinku valley. Further, passing by Tashing Ongma where some tea shops found in season, continue the climb along the ridge of Inkhu Khola until we reach Kothe.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Altitude: 3600m/11808ft
Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 8Kothe to Tangnag

Today is short trek day and starts experience alpine topography till we back here. We trek along the ridge of Inkhu Khola and reach Gondishung, the summer herder settlement. Further, we reach 200 years old Lungsumgba Gompa where map of Mera Peak and its summit route is scripted in the rock. After praying in the Gompa, we continue walking enjoying the beautiful view of Mera peak and Peak 43 and finally reach in the summer grazing area of Tangnag.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Altitude: 4,350m/14,270ft
Trek Duration: 3-4 hrs

Day 9Acclimatization Day

Today is our second acclimatization day. It is recommended to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle which allows the body to adjust thin air more quickly and lessen the probable effects of altitude. After breakfast, we hike a ridge behind the Tangnag from where we can see Charpate Himal which is regarded as a holy mountain. The view of Mera North is very close and superb from here. After admiring the great view we hike back to Tangnag for lunch and relax.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10Tangnang to Khare

Although our walk is short today, walking through lateral moraine of glacier and at height is difficult. We need to walk steadily as we gain good height today. After breakfast we climb out of the valley with glimpse of Sabai Tsho, the tranquil river and up through lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka from where the view of Charpate Himal is impressive. Passing through a tea shop we climb steeply to Khare. From our camp site we enjoy the beautiful North face of Mera Peak.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Altitude: 5,045m/16,486ft
Trek Duration: 2-3 hrs

Day 11 Khare to Mera Base Camp

After breakfast we climb steeply through boulder trail to reach Base Camp. Upon arrival in base camp we set a tented camp and have lunch. After then our climbing guide will give climbing briefing as well as training. Beginners need to learn more today. We do rehearsal of using harness, crampons and axe, travelling roped up etc. We need to prepare ourselves for next days adventurous. Remaining time we do rest enjoying the views.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Altitude: 5300m/17,384ft
Trek Duration: 3-4 hrs

Day 12Mera Base Camp to High camp

Today we reach at High camp through Mera La. The route is fairly straight forward but hazardous as there are number of crevasses, need to follow basic techniques and challenging climate. So strictly following the instructions of guide we reach at High Camp just below the shed of rising blunted rock. We set the camp. Rest time we enjoy the mesmerizing outstanding view of sky towering Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, Baruntse and many more with sunset and sunrise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Altitude: 5,780m/18,958ft 
Trek Duration: 4-5 hrs

Day 13 Mera High Camp to Summit and back to Khare

Today is our summit day. We wake up around 2 am since we have to conquer summit before noon. Later it may be difficult because of high speed wind and climate change. After early breakfast we set up for special journey to the summit. It takes around 4-5 hours to reach in the summit. Our crew members will fix the rope where necessary and following the guide we reach the summit of Mera Central. We are rewarded my panoramic view of highest and giant Himalayas. We take a time to admire magnificent view of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchanjunga, Nuptse, Chamlang, Baruntse, Ama Dablam, Kangtega and many more snowcapped mountains in the north and pile of green and blue hills in the south. Capturing the outstanding views and memorable moments we get back to high camp. Taking short rest and having hot meals we continue down to Khare for overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Altitude: 6,461m/21,1907ft
Trek Duration: 8-9 hrs

Day 14 Reserve Day for Contingency

The weather condition in high altitude cannot be guaranteed. If the weather is poor we were not able to continue on the summit on day 13. Sometimes somebody in a group may get a problem in acclimatize the high altitude. So today is our reserved day and continue to summit if any unforeseen matters obstructed our way on day 13. If the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this reserve day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 15 Khare to Kothe

After breakfast we trek back to Kothe. We reach Tagnag after 2 hours descend passes through moraine and then we retrace our steps along the Inkhu Khola through pastures and juniper meadows for another couple of hours and after crossing a bridge we follow the boulder strewn path to Kothe. We enjoy the local wines and food tonight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Altitude: 3600m/11808ft
Trek Duration: 4-5 hrs

Day 16 Kothe to Thuli Kharka

Initially we climb along the river and then enter into the lush forest of birch, rhododendron and pine. From Tashing Ongma we divert west and enjoying the wide range of Mera peaks, crossing the numerous ridges and small streams, and passing by Chetarwa village we reach in Thuli Kharka.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max Altitude: 4300m
Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 17Thuli Kharka to Lukla

After breakfast we climb steady towards Zatrwa La pass from where we can see beautiful view of Cho Oyu, Kongde peak, Numbur Himal and many more. After crossing the pass, the Lukla valley becomes visible. We walk all the way down to Chutang and then straight easy walk leads us to Lukla. Tonight we enjoy the last dinner with our crew.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 18 Fly back to Kathmandu

Normally flights are always in the morning due to the weather. The early morning flight drops us at Kathmandu. You can rest and relax throughout the day in your hotel. If get interested to take some gifts home from Nepal for friends and relatives, visit to some nearby shops or venture out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guides or you can do it yourself too. If you want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu take the time to do that today. Late evening we will celebrate dinner together for successfully completing Island Peak Climbing.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 19 Departure

After breakfast you are free till departure time. If you have more time you can do shopping or sightseeing around Kathmandu. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative from Black Diamond drops you to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast

Included

  • All transfers, sightseeing, airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu airfare
  • Domestic airport tax
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 15 nights accommodation in standard guest house/lodges/Camp during trekking
  • Welcome dinner in Nepalese Restaurant with cultural show
  • Farewell dinner
  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Experienced trekking and climbing guide/leader, cook, assistant climbing guide (1 assistant guide for 4climbers), porters (1 porter for 2 two climbers) and other necessary helpers as per requirement.
  • Salary, insurance, equipments, transportation, food and lodge for the guide and porter
  • All high quality Group Mountaineering climbing and camping equipments, tents for camping, dining and toilet, mattresses, kitchen equipments
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are need to be returned after trek)
  • All necessary paper work and permits
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes.

Excluded

  • International airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • All kind of drinks
  • Extra night accommodation than the scheduled itinerary
  • Tips for guides, porters and driver

Accomodation

You will be accommodated in Hotel Encounter Nepal or a similar category’s hotel in Kathmandu; and basic tea houses/guest houses during the trek when trekking with Black Diamond Expedition. On most of the tea houses or lodges during Mera Peak Climbing, they serve rooms on a twin-sharing basis with an attached bathroom and hot shower facilities. Single-supplement rooms are served with an extra charge of USD 495. However, it may be difficult to get one in higher points or during peak season trekking. Some of the tea houses in this trekking region in both lower and higher elevations may have shared bathroom and toilet facilities.

Meals

Your meal plan in Kathmandu includes only breakfast while a three-course meal will be served during the trekking. The tea house where we spend an overnight will serve us a balanced diet for breakfast and dinner whereas lunch is taken at one of the tea houses on the way to our next destination. Black Diamonds has also prepared a special Welcome and Farewell dinner for the guests following a cultural performance.

Best time to climb Mera Peak

The best time for Mera Peak Climbing are Autumn (September to December) and Spring (March to May).These seasons offer the most favorable weather and trekking conditions with moderate temperatures, clear skies, and mesmerizing natural scenery.  During October, you will also have a chance to experience the major festivals of Nepalese people, Dashain and Tihar. During both seasons, the trails are easily navigable, and the teahouses along the route are fully operational.   

 

Packing lists for Mera Peak Climbing

While climbing to the high altitude of Mera Peak, it is essential to pack necessary items wisely. You should be sure not to overpack the stuff because you will be trekking through the rough terrain in high-altitude areas and it will be difficult for you to carry all the stuff and trek. So you should be careful and clever to pack only the necessary items. Some of the essential items that you should pack include:

  • Sun hat & sunglasses
  • Baselayer
  • Insulating layer
  • Gloves
  • Trekking poles
  • Trekking Boots

For a detailed list of what to pack, check out our comprehensive Nepal packing list.

FAQs

How difficult is Mera Peak Climb?

Mera Peak climbing is considered to be a moderate to difficult climb. It is also one of the most accessible 6000ers in Nepal. The climb can be physically demanding and the altitude, weather and remoteness of the area can make the climb challenging. Mera Peak climbing requires a good level of physical fitness, proper gear and good level of acclimatization. However, the climb is not technical and doesn’t require any technical climbing skills. Those who are well-prepared and determined to summit Mera Peak can make it to the top and enjoy the breathtaking majestical panoramic views of Himalayas from the top.

Can you see Everest from Mera Peak?

Mera Peak lies at an altitude of 6,476 meters (21,246 feet) and is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, which is also home to Mount Everest . It is possible to see Mount Everest from the summit of Mera Peak on a clear sunny day, as it depends on the weather conditions. The view of Mount Everest specifically can be obstructed by other peaks in the area and visibility can be affected by weather conditions such as clouds and fog. In addition to Everest on a clear sunny day, from the summit of Mera Peak, you will have a panoramic view of five of the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.

What is the best season to climb Mera Peak?

The months during fall(September-October-November) and spring (March-April-May) are considered as the best seasons to climb Mera Peak. In this season the temperature is moderate with clear sky and the dry trails, which gives us ample opportunity to admire the majestic view of mountain ranges with perfect trekking conditions. During the months of winter (December-February) the temperature is extremely cold with heavy snowfall and during the months of monsoon (June-August) there is heavy rainfall and the trail is slippery with leeches on the way. During the winter and monsoon you should take extra precautions as the unfavorable condition makes it difficult to trek.

What if I cancel the trip? Do I get a refund?

With our lifetime deposit policy at Black Diamond Expedition, you have the flexibility to transfer your deposit to anyone or any other trip. However, if you still prefer to cancel your booked trip, certain fees will be charged. For more detailed information on our policy, please visit our terms and conditions.

Is my trip guaranteed?

Definitely yes! Our booked trips typically run as scheduled. Unlike  other agencies, you are certain to go on your trek, even if other trekkers cancel their trip.You can book in confidence with us, knowing that our trips are almost always guaranteed to run. The only exceptions are extreme and unfortunate circumstances namely political riots, natural disasters, pandemics, epidemics or severe weather. We are a tailor-made company, so even if your trips have been canceled by other operators and on stress, you’re always welcome to us in order to sort out your trip decisions.

What are the accommodation options during the trek?

Along the route, some teahouses and lodges offer basic but comfortable accommodation and meals. These provide shelter and food for trekkers.

Can I customize my itinerary or add extra days to explore the area?

Yes, you can customize your itinerary to your preferences and interests.

8 Reviews
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Joshua Martinez

Solo Traveller

I am extremely satisfied and happy with the trip; everything was just perfect. I would definitely return to this beautiful country. So much more to explore !

November 30, 2023

Camille Dubois

Group Traveller

I really had a great time in Nepal with my friends, especially doing the Mera Peak climbing. I highly recommend it to everyone

September 15, 2023

Emily Turner

Group Traveller

The trip was fantastic! My partner and I had been eager to conquer a peak together, so, after arriving in Nepal, we had a brief meet-up at the Black Diamond Expedition office and had a great time. Thanks to our Sherpa, Dorjey, and the entire Black Diamond Expedition Team for facilitating this thrilling adventure!

June 10, 2023

Oliver Williams

Group Traveller

I wanted to do this trip because my friend recommended it. She told me how mesmerizing and thrilling the trip was, and indeed, it was fun and adventurous. I really enjoyed it and would definitely come back again.

May 16, 2023

Marco Bianchi

Group Traveller

I had an amazing time with the group during the Mera Peak climb; everyone was incredibly friendly and supportive. Our Sherpa was extremely helpful.

April 28, 2023
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