- Mera Peak Climbing
- Max Elevation
- 6461m at Mera Peak
- Trip Duration
- 18 Days
- Trip Grade
- Technical Adventure
- Eco Lodges + Tented Camp
- Full Board on Trek & BB Plan on City
- Private vehicle & flight
- Group Size
- Minimum 2
- Best Season
- Autumn and Spring
- Per Day Walk
- Approx. 4 - 6 Hours
Major Highlights of Mera Peak Climbing
- Dare to climb the tallest trekking peak of Nepal.
- Initiate the voyage with a scenic flight to Lukla.
- Land in the scenic setting of the Everest Region and experience it thoroughly.
- Explore the off-the-beaten side of the Everest Region.
- Pass via picturesque settlements of Sherpas.
- Get some valuable insights into the lifestyle, culture, and tradition.
- Capture the pictures of unique topography, glaciers, terminal moraine, and valleys.
- Traverse the enriched vegetation and wildlife of the area.
- Do the ultimate expedition for the newbies and gain climbing experience.
- Reach the pinpoint of Mera Peak and grab mesmerizing views of Mt Everest, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt Lhotse, and others.
- Learn what it is like to climb in the Himalayas.
If you are an aspirant mountaineer looking for a perfect climb, you are at the right place. Mera Peak(6,476m) is the highest trekking peak in Nepal and maybe in Asia. Trekking peaks are easy to climb as they require no to less technical skills. By choosing this expedition, you will climb the ultimate trekking peak in Nepal, the Mera Peak.
Mera Peak Climbing is an excellent peak in the Himalayas’ Mahalangur section of the Solukhumbu Region of Nepal. The mountain has three main summits known as Mera North(6,476m), Mera Central(6,461m), and Mera South(6,065m). With a height of 6,476m, Mera Peak is labeled as a trekking peak in Nepal by NMA(Nepalese Mountaineering Association).
The famous group of British Expeditions first explored this incredible trekking peak in the early 50s. The group surveyed Mera Peak before and after climbing Mt Everest. Since then, Mera Peak came into the limelight; the rest is history. It is now one of the most sought-after peaks in Nepal.
Climbers of all kinds do Mera Peak climbing, from beginners to the climbers of eight-thousanders. Above all, Mera Peak is the best choice for the newbies with no prior climbing experience.
On this journey to the summit of Mera Peak, the doers travel across the Everest Region. You will visit the off-the-beaten side of the Everest Region, which is not explored by many. The virgin land that falls under the Mera Peak climbing route offers many adventures.
Sherpa villages, friendly people, terraced fields, hanging bridges, ancient monasteries, prayer flags, mani walls, diverse vegetation, breathtaking mountains, glaciers, terminal moraine, and many more. Mera Peak Climbing is a sea of many beautiful highlights.
You encounter all of the escapades and beauty of the region during Mera Peak Climbing. You’ll gain experience and many good travel memories while ascending the highest trekking peak.
What else would be more exciting than this? Walk exotic trails and see the ice-loaded tops of Everest, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Lhotse, Makalu, and others from the top.
As said earlier, Mera Peak is a perfect option for newbies. The expedition will change your scene of climbing. Upon completing the climb, you will be ready for the higher ascends. If you wish to climb Mt Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, K2, and Kanchenjunga, Mera Peak is an excellent place to start your training.
Even if you do not want to be an expert climber in the future, this expedition is an astounding achievement to share with the world. In a nutshell, Mera Peak climbing is an experience for a lifetime. Come and experience this adventure and add it to your memory lane.
About Mera Peak
Mera Peak is a peak in Nepal’s Sagarmatha Zone in the Mahalangur section, a section of the Himalayas in Northeast Nepal. At 6,476m, Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in the country.
The mountain has three main summits Mera North(6,476m), Mera Central(6,461m), and Mera South(6,065m). It lies in the same region as the mountain section of three eight-thousanders: Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, and Mt Cho Oyu.
The peak is an attraction for all sorts of climbers. However, it is more popular among the newbies and those preparing to climb the eight-thousanders’. It was initially explored by the members of the famous British expeditions (the first to climb Mt Everest). Tenzing Norgay, Eric Shipton, Edmund Hillary, and George Lowe are the pioneers of Mera Peak.
Col. Jimmy Roberts and Tenzing first scaled the Mera Central among the three summits. Likewise, the Mera North summit was climbed first by French climbers in 1975. And the Mera South was touched by Mal Duff and Ian Tattersall in 1986.
Overall, Mera Peak has been a top destination for mountaineering since the early 50s. The Mera Peak Climbing is worth doing for experimenting with your climbing skills and expanding the limits.
Mera Peak Climbing Route
Mera Peak Climbing Route passes through the Everest Region, the ultimate place for trekkers and climbers. The adventure commences with a magnificent flight to Lukla. Upon landing at Lukla Airport, you trek to Chhuthang, the ending point of the first day.
From Chhuthang, the path goes towards Thuli Kharka via Zatrawala pass. You have already hit the 4000m altitude by this time. After the night in Thuli Kharka, it is time to approach Kothe. The journey to Mera Peak will continue similarly through Thangnak and Khare. It will be a fantastic time around the Sherpa villages of the Khumbu Region.
Khare will host the first acclimatization day of Mera Peak Climbing. It is vital to acclimate to the altitudes before going further up. So, a full-day rest will happen in Khare. While in Khare, you will do a hike and perform basic climbing training. Following the day in Khare, it is time to move toward Mera Peak. On the first stretch, the expedition will march towards Mera Base Camp(5,300m). You will settle in a tented camp in the foothills of Mera Peak.
Following Mera Base Camp, the climb towards Mera High Camp will start. You will not go higher than the high camp. The next day, you will push for the Mera Peak summit early in the morning. You will use the standard Mera Peak route from the north. It will be a bit technical for the newbies but an easy climb for the experienced ones.
You will celebrate the summit with a clear panorama of the whole region from the top. And, on the same day, you descend back to Khare. So the summit day will be the most extended and most demanding day of all. Following the successful climb of Mera Peak, you return to Khare, and the walk will direct towards Lukla. You will use the same route to Lukla via Thuli Kharka and Zatrawala Pass.
Arriving in Lukla will be the end of the trek of Mera Peak Climbing. Next, you fly back to Kathmandu. Consequently, it will be the end of Mera Peak Climbing.
Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu(1345m/4411ft)
Day 02: Trip Preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Chhuthang
Day 04: Trek from Chhutang to Thuli Kharka(4,600m) via Zatrawala Pass
Day 05: Trek from Thuli Kharka to Kothe(4,182m)
Day 06: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak(4,326m)
Day 07: Trek from Thangnak to Khare(5,000m)
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Khare
Day 09: Trek from Khare to Mera Base Camp(5,300m)
Day 10: Climb from Mera Base Camp to High Camp(5,700m)
Day 11: Summit Mere Peak(6,461m) and descend to Khare
Day 12: Reserve a day for bad weather
Day 13: Trek back from Khare to Kothe
Day 14: Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka
Day 15: Trek from Thuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrawala Pass
Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 18: Departure
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to hotel.
Overnight: Hotel/Resort at Kathmandu
Welcome to the land of Mera Peak! We will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival. Our journey starts from the point you touch Nepal.
After the warm welcome, we take you to your hotel for some much-needed rest, where you stay at the hotel to get rejuvenated. In the evening, we met again for a welcome dinner hosted by our team to get to know each other. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu & Climbing Preparations.
Overnight stay at hotel/resort
The next day, we have a free day in Kathmandu to explore its major sites. Kathmandu is a prominent place to visit in a day, so we explore particular cultural heritage sites only. We will visit Bouddhanath Stupa, Basantapur Durbar Square, Swaymbhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, and Pashupatinath. These are UNESCO-listed world heritage sites. Here, we will experience the rich architecture, history, and religion. Whereas our team will get things prepared for the expedition. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] [45 minutes] and Trek to Chhuthang [3020m/9905ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Starting Altitude: Lukla(2,800m/9184ft)
Ending Altitude: Chhuthang(3020m/9905ft)
Flight Duration: 45 minutes
Trek Duration: 4-5 hrs trek
It is time to leave Kathmandu for now, so we go to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for that. Then, we hop into an aircraft to fly to Lukla. It will be a scenic 45 minutes flight through Nepal’s skies. En route to Lukla, we will see many good mountains and landscape views. The flight will end with the landing at Lukla Airport, the gateway to Everest.
After the landing, we get our local area permit, eat something and start the trek to Chhuthang. We will begin entering new Sherpa villages along the trail. Alongside, we will come across Mani walls, prayer flags, and prayer wheels. After a bit of trekking, we will enter a dense forest of pine and rhododendron, which lies in the foothills of Kalo Himal Ridge. The path gets a bit confusing from here, as we reach a confluence point. But, we continue on the path that goes along the stream to reach Chhutang.
Day 04: Trek from Chhuthang to Tuli Kharka [4100m/13448ft] via Zatrawala Pass [4600m/15088ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Starting Altitude: Chhuthang(3020m/9905ft)
Ending Altitude: Tuli Kharka(4,600m)
Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs trek
Overnight: Teahouse(Tuli Kharka)
We will start the day with a delicious breakfast at Chhutang. After fueling ourselves, we begin the trek for the day. Our body will move towards Tuli Kharka today. Ahead, we will come across a steep section and climb it to reach the top of Zatrawala Pass(4,600m). It will be a demanding ascent with glorious views of mountains at the end. Number Himal, Kongde Ri, Karyolang Peak, Lumding Himal, and other peaks are visible from the top.
Following a deserving time at Zatrawala Pass, we must descend to Thuli Kharka. It will be an easy downhill trek via Chhatre. En route to Thuli Kharka, we will cross several plain and beautiful yak pastures. The yaks grazing in the mountains is a great view to watch.
We will have scenic trekking hours in the evening. Crossing several pastures and walking on a green trail, we reach Thuli Kharka. Thuli Kharka itself is a vast pasture, where we call it a day in one of the teahouses.
Day 05: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe [4182m/13716ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
Starting Altitude: Tuli Kharka(4,600m)
Ending Altitude: Kothe(4,182m)
Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs trek
On this day, we will trek to reach Kothe. So, eating our breakfast, we will leave the pasture behind. The trek will start with a simple descent that offers excellent mountain pictures. After the drop, the trail is a bit bumpy with regular downhills and uphills. Most of the trek will pass via thick and green woods of pines, oaks, and rhododendrons. If it is spring, the forest will look vibrant with the colorful flowers of rhododendrons.
Ahead, we will enter the beautiful Hinku Valley. As we enter the valley, we get a glimpse of Mera Peak. Along with that, we will be able to catch captivating views of other peaks. We will enjoy the view for a while and continue the trek. The downhill trek can be challenging. Hence, we walk gently and reach the banks of the Hinku River.
We will stop here for a short while listening to the river sounds. The rest will make us ready for the final part of the day. Kothe, the destination for the day, is one climb away from the river. So, we start ascending the trails to reach Kothe. Upon reaching Kothe, we end the day.
Day 06: Trek from Kote to Thangnak [4326m/14189ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Starting Altitude: Kothe(4,182m)
Ending Altitude: Thangnak(4,326m)
Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs trek
After a lovely stay at Kothe, we will leave for Thangnak. It is a short trekking day starting from the Hinku River’s bank. The river’s sound will keep us going for some distance. After walking for a few hours, we will reach an open land, where we pause to have our lunch.
Next, we will leave the place to reach Gondishung, an ancient Buddhist gompa. The climbers going to Mera Peak lit an oil lamp at the gompa for a successful climb. We will do the same at the shrine. Not too far from Gondishung, we will come across the monumental art of Mera Peak sketched on a rock.
We get back on the trail after some great minutes around the sites to complete the trek. The road ahead is not too difficult. We will be doing a straightforward walk to reach Thangnak. The place is pasture land, meaning we will have a great landscape view in the evening. Overnight in Thangnak’s teahouse.
Day 07: Trek from Thangnak to Khare [5000m/16400ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Starting Altitude: Thangnak(4,326m)
Ending Altitude: Khare(5,000m)
Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs trek
The path to Mera Peak will now turn towards Khare. So, we will leave Thangnak pasture for Khare via terminal moraines. Due to the rough and steep terminal moraines, the walk is going to be a hard one. But, we shall continue as we are aiming for Mera peak. Along with terminal moraine, we will walk on a glacial path from Dig glacier to Dig Karka.
After the trek on glaciers, we will reach the foothills of Khare. We have to climb the hill to see ourselves in Khare. So, we will do this climb, which will take around 3-4 hours. The road in between is steep, rocky, and slippery. We will walk carefully on the uphill path. And finally, come to Khare at the end of the climb. Overnight in Khare’s teahouse.
Day 08: Rest at Khare
Khare(5,000m) is an acclimatization point for every Mera Peak climber. It is also the final stop before moving towards Mera Peak’s base camp. So, a free day at Khare is a must for us. We will not gain any altitude, at least for the day. As we are already above 5,000m, we need to acclimate to the elevations before going higher.
Plus, proper rest and acclimatization are necessary before any mountain expedition. On this trip, we are climbing the tallest trekking peak in Nepal. So, this day is important for all Mera climbers. We will make the most of the day by going around Khare. It is perfect for short hikes around the villages. Without gaining more altitudes, we can get breathtaking mountain views of Mera Peaks and other peaks. So we will spend the day in this way.
Day 09: Trek to Mera Base Camp [5300m/17384ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Starting Altitude: Khare(5,000m)
Ending Altitude: Mera Base Camp(5,300m)
Trek Duration: 3-4 hrs trek
Overnight: Tent(Mera Base Camp)
After getting our bodies ready for the journey, we will leave Khare and approach Mera Base Camp. The walk is not going to be an easy one. This one goes through a steep section of the Mera glacier. It can be a bit technical as we also ascend on a snowy trail to reach Mera Base Camp. The base camp lies at the top of the Mera Glacier.
Upon reaching Mere Base Camp safely, our crew members will instantly set up a camp for the night. The camping nights are on from here. We will sleep in a tented camp and eat meals made by our crews. It is one kind of experience worth taking. A memorable night in Mera Base Camp.
Day 10: Trek to Mera High Camp [5700m/18696ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Starting Altitude: Mera Base Camp(5,300m)
Ending Altitude: High Camp(5,700m)
Trek Duration: 3-4 hrs trek
Overnight: Tent(Mera HighCamp)
Now, it is time to go to the Mera High Camp. Our walk will progress towards Mera La Pass. We have to climb the mountain pass first. The route will be rocky, snowy, and steep too. The road gets more challenging from here onwards. After the dramatic climb, we will reach Mera la Pass. We will take a rest at this point to enjoy fantastic mountain views.
Following Mera La Pass, we will take a snowy path that goes even higher. Once again, it will be a walk on a steep, rocky, and icy trail. We will be climbing for several hours before we reach Mera High Camp. Once we step onto Mera High Camp, our work for the day is done. Our crew members will install a tented camp. We will enjoy a great mountain panorama of various famous peaks in front of us. Overnight in Mera High Camp.
Day 11: Summit to Mera Peak [6476m/21241ft] descent to Khare.
Starting Altitude: High Camp(5,700m)
Ending Altitude: Khare(5,000m)
Trek Duration: 8-9 hrs trek
The day of the Mera Peak Climbing is here. It is the day to summit Mera Peak. As this is the longest day of the trek, we start climbing early in the morning. We aim to reach Mere Peak’s summit before noon as it gets windy afterward. So, following the lead of our expert climbing guide, we will approach the trails.
Mera Peak climbing is not that technical. If we know basic climbing and follow our guides, we can easily reach the top. However, it is not an easy job to climb any peak in the world. It is only relatively more accessible. We will have several crevasses to cross during the summit push. Crampons and installed rope will help us climb through the steep section.
Doing that part, we will be at the top of Mera Peak. From the apex of Mera Peak, we will catch mesmerizing views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Pumori, Lhotse, Lobuche, and others and have a precise time there. Following a memorable time, we start dropping towards Khare. The exact path will be retraced to Khare. We will reach Khare for an excellent night.
Day 12: Reserve day in case of bad weather
The weather in the mountains is never rightly predictable. For that reason, we have a reserved day for bad weather. Sometimes, we must wait to climb the summit in case the weather changes. We only use this day if the weather gets tough. Otherwise, the Mera Peak Climbing will happen as per the planned itinerary.
Day 13: Trek back from Khare to Kothe [5-6 hrs Trek]
Starting Altitude: Khare(5,000m)
Ending Altitude: Kothe (3,691m)
Trek Duration: 3-4 hrs trek
After dancing at the top of Mera Peak climbing and returning to Khare, it is time to head back to Kothe. We are now on the road back to Lukla. So, we leave Khare by joining a downhill and comfortable path.
Due to the downhill trail, we will cover so much distance in a short time. We will even cross Thangnak in between. The altitudes will also rapidly lower with every hour of trek. Overall, the walk to Kothe from Khare via Thangnak will be exciting. We will recall all the good views of the place. Overnight in Kothe.
Day 14: Trek from Kothe to Tuli Kharka [5-6 hrs Trek]
Starting Altitude: Kothe (3,691m)
Ending Altitude:Tuli Kharka(4,600m)
Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs trek
Overnight: Teahouse(Thuli Kharka)
We’ll keep on retracing the trail back to Lukla. On this day, we will lower up to Thuli Kharka, the beautiful pasture stop of the route. We will eat a heavy breakfast as this day is a bit longer than the last day. The day has more trekking hours and more uphills too.
We will start by joining a forested trail to Hinku valley. The trek will take us to the western side of the valley. We will slowly say goodbye to the Hinku valley as we reach Thuli Kharka after trekking for 5-6 hours. At the end of the trek, we will be back to Thuli Kharka for breathtaking golden hours and call it a day here.
Day 15: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrawala Pass [6 hrs walk]
Starting Altitude: Tuli Kharka(4,600m)
Ending Altitude: Lukla(2800m)
Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs trek
The last trekking day of Mera Peak Climbing is here. On this tour, it will be the final opportunity to experience the heavenly beauty of the region. On this day, we have a long distance to cover. Starting from Thuli Kharka, we have to retrace our steps to Lukla by the evening.
Today’s trek is comfortable until you reach the foothills of Zatrawala Pass. From there, it is a straight uphill climb to the top. Once we reach the pass, we will have excellent mountain vistas again. The path after the Zatrawala pass is descending and thus more manageable. We will complete the whole trek in around 6 hours. And at the end of the expedition, we will be back in Lukla. It will be the time to celebrate the successful climb in Lukla. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 16: Flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Starting Altitude: Lukla(2800m)
Ending Altitude: Kathmandu(1400m)
Flight Duration: 40 minutes
It is time to say goodbye to Lukla and the Khumbu region. We will have an early morning flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. While in the air, we will recapture breathtaking views of Nepal from the plane. Then we will land at the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. Next, we will get a hotel transfer from the airport. Upon getting back to the hotel, we will take a deserving rest and refreshment. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Free day at leisure
This will be a free day in Kathmandu to explore the remaining valley sites. We will go to the areas which were not possible during the earlier free day in Kathmandu.
As Kathmandu is a city of temples, we will visit the several remaining UNESCO cultural heritage sites. And in the evening, we will have the farewell dinner with the entire team. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 18: International departure from Kathmandu
We will drop you at Kathmandu Airport right before the scheduled departure. We will see you on another trip with us. Farewell!
- 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
- A day sightseeing in Kathmandu with an experienced city guide, all entrance fees, and private vehicle
- Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
- All ground transportation by the private vehicle including airport arrival and departure transfer
- Climbing permits for Mera Peak
- All required trekking permits and national park fees
- Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during the trek – as per itinerary
- All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Experienced trekking & climbing guide
- The required number of porters
- All necessary climbing gears
- Kitchen equipment and camping equipment during the climbing period
- General first aid kids
- Insurance, clothing, and salary for staffs
- Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- All government taxes and necessary paperwork
- Medical/personal high-risk insurance (suggest have rescue coverage policy as well)
- International airfares and departure tax.
- Personal climbing gears.
- Cost of personal expenses
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Best Time for Mera Peak Climbing
The best times for Mera Peak Climbing are Autumn and Spring. And the possible times for the climb are all year round. Yes, you can be part of this expedition at any time of the year. Some people have climbed the world’s highest mountains during all four seasons, including Winter and Monsoon. Thus, Mera Peak climbing is possible throughout the year. However, Autumn and Spring are the most OK times for the expedition.
Autumn(September- November) is the perfect time for visiting Nepal. The weather across the country is calm and okay during this season. You do have to face frequent weather changes. Instead, you get favorable conditions for trekking and climbing. Clear skies, bright sunny days, warm temperatures, and dry weather are some conditions of Autumn to name.
Likewise, Spring(March-May) is another ideal time for Mera Peak Climbing. The season is more or less similar to Autumn. However, Spring is colder and has more chances of precipitation than Autumn. The possibility of any weather disturbance is very low in this season as well. You get colorful weather as the forests get packed with flowers. The weather is also excellent for any mountain expenditure. It is the busiest time for mountaineering in Nepal.
On the other hand, Monsoon and Winter are not among the good times for Mera Peak Climbing. The weather remains variable during these two seasons. For instance, the Monsoon season has lots of rainfall and dark clouds. And Winter is the coldest time to be in the mountains. The chances of snowfall are also high. For these reasons, Winter and Monsoon are not the best times. But as said earlier, it is never impossible.
Difficulties of Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak, the tallest trekking peak in Nepal, is a less technical peak. But that doesn’t mean it is the easiest. The expedition has its challenges. Some people might experience them, and some not. It all depends on your level of experience and preparation. Here are some of the challenges of the expedition:
Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. You must take a long trek to reach the Mera Peak base camp. Next, you have to climb the summit via Mera peak high camp. En route to the summit, you’ll be crossing crevasses, steep snowy sections, and minor technical sections. You must also use various primary climbing gears and skills to reach the summit. Although the climb is not the hardest, it can still be challenging in some way.
Distance and Trail
The distance of Mera Peak Climbing is around 125 km. That is the minimum distance you will cover on this journey. On that journey, you will have numerous uphills, downhills, glacier walking, rocky trails, and rough paths. For an ordinary man, covering that distance on such a route is not an easy task. Hence, the distance and trail nature can be a hassle.
The next challenge of the expedition is its elevation. On this expedition, you will touch the maximum height of 6,476m(Mera Peak). The journey will start from Kathmandu(1,400m). So the whole trip from 1400m to 6,476m increases the chance of mountain sickness. If not appropriately acclimated, it can be harsh for anyone. So, the altitude is another problem.
The conditions here in Nepal might be utterly foreign to climbers. Up in the mountains, the temperature is usually around freezing level. The night hours are freezing. Plus, the weather can turn around at any time. If you are not used to such weather, you might face some challenges during this expedition.
Mera Peak Climbing Preparation
How can you prepare for Mera Peak climbing? Well, it’s not a big deal. If you can prepare your body and mind, that is enough for the expedition. You can do cardiovascular training for your body, such as swimming, cycling, jogging, day hiking, etc. The cardiovascular workout will make your lungs ready for the climb.
Likewise, you can do strength training such as push-ups, pull-ups, planks, squats, etc. The strength training will make your body parts sturdy for the climb. While performing physical exercise for the climb, there are several things to consider. First, plan the schedule 3-4 months before the expedition date. Second, be regular and self-disciplined on the plan. Otherwise, you will not be ready for the climb.
Plus, you can have basic knowledge about mountaineering and training as well. Get used to climbing gears such as crampons, ice axes, ropes, etc. This basic idea about climbing will be very fruitful during the climb. Lastly, you need to have a never give up mentality. You should be mentally ready for all the challenges of the journey ahead. Only with such a mentality can you reach the top of Mera Peak.
Mera Peak is in the Mahalangur range, the same range as Mt Everest, on the northern side of the Khumbu region. It is located near the border of Nepal and Tibet.
Mera peak has three main summits: Mera Central(6,461m), Mera South(6,065m), and Mera North(6,476m). The one you’ll climb on this expedition is Mera North, which is the highest trekking peak in Nepal.
Our itinerary for Mera Peak climbing is a 2-3 weeks plan. You can finish the whole journey in that duration. If you are talking about the time to climb the summit of Mera Peak, it takes around 6 hours to reach the point from Mera High Camp.
Yes, you can add the Everest Base Camp Trek or any other trek in the Everest Region with Mera Peak. All of our itineraries are customizable. You just let us know about your plans.
As per NMA(Nepalese Mountaineering Association), Mera Peak is a trekking peak. The trekking peaks have fewer or no technical sections. Thus, the trekking peaks are easier to do and suit beginners. In this sense, the Mera peak is a non-technical peak for beginners.
While you are in Kathmandu, you will get pretty good accommodation. You’ll get basic tea houses/lodges with basic facilities when on the trail. And when in the mountains, you’ll get a tented camp as accommodation with quite limited facilities.
Well, while in Kathmandu, you can have a wide range of local and international cuisines. The tea lodges will provide several local and popular meal items on the Mera Peak trail. You can get hot and cold beverages as well. However, when in the mountains, you’ll get pretty essential food items cooked by your crew.
No, Mera Peak is a non-technical peak that best suits beginners. That is not a problem if you do not have a prior climbing history. However, you need to have a basic idea about climbing and gears.
If you are a novice climber, a climbing guide is a must. They will help reach the top of Mera Peak. The whole climb will become easier with an expert climbing guide. There are minor technical and demanding sections on the expedition. Hence, it is good to have a guide.
Yes, you can hire porters to carry your load on tour. The porters will transport your weight throughout the trip with the daily salary. The porters charge around 16 to 30 USD per day.
Yes, you can’t get climbing permits without travel insurance. The insurance keeps you safe and secured against all emergencies.
You will get the internet and satellite phone during the climb. The internet is limited to some places and may not be smooth as you expect. Likewise, you can use satellite phones to communicate with your relatives and friends.
Yes, you will get charging facilities in the various tea houses along the route.
Yes, you can hire various climbing and trekking gear for the expedition. There are plenty of rental services around Thamel. Even, we provide the gear rental service to our clients.
GLIMPSES OF Mera Peak Climbing
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Amazing Mera – AUSTRALIASummited on 2013 AUSTRALIAN CLIMBING TEAM [Australia]
We have had a really amazing Mera Peak Climbing Experience in Nepal. Last year we summated Singu Chuli Peak with Nepal Guide and this year again came for Mera Peak Climbing. We are very familiar with Nepalese society, culture, Nepalese people and everything. We do recognize other trekking and climbing agencies but we choose Nepal guide to make our climbing experience successful.
We would obviously contact them again for the next trekking or peak summit trip.
Mera Peak second attempt became successful – ItalyDieter, Günter, Hans, Horst, Jürgen and Klaus [Italy]
I and some of my friends have just returned from a fantastic trip to Nepal with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. Our trip Includes sightseeing tour around Kathmandu and Everest-Khumbu region trek then finally ascend Mera Peak. Our mountain guide took great care of us, our porters were fabulous and we had a wonderful time. THANK YOU SO MUCH ENTIRE TEAM.
Safe trip Nepal before Earthquake – FranceAlexander, Christian, Daniel, Dennis and Jan [France]
We are regular clients for Nepalese; we usually go there to spend one month of vacation every year. This year we ascent Mera peak with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. Wow, I don’t even know what to say. Nepal is one of the countries, you just have to visit. It’s too difficult to try to explain how nice Nepalese people are, how wonderful is nature. When I compare European alps to the Himalaya, they are just little hills.
Special thanks to our climbing leader who was our guide and of course very special thanks to our carrier.
This was our first, but not the last trip.
Mera Peak Adventure – WOW!!! – GermanyErnst, Friedrich, Hans, Heinrich, Hermann, Karl, Otto, Paul, Walter and Wilhelm [Germany]
We just returned from a 3-week adventure trip to Nepal through Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition and had an amazing experience. We spend most of the days on the Himalayas and did successful Mera peak climbing with a guide from Nepal Guide Treks. Would highly recommend their services - they are very professional and make the entire trip very easy and straightforward. Would travel with them again in a heartbeat. Nepal is truly a beautiful, unique, and amazing country, and they rely on tourism.