• Duration 21 Days
  • Trip Grade Alpine

    Generally, these treks reach above 5,500 m in high altitude around remote trekking peaks which require basic knowledge about using crampons and ice axe. Good level of physical fitness is needed for these treks.

  • Maximum Altitude 6,476 m

Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. It does not require technical climbing but is physically demanding-perfect for anyone with the required fitness and trekking experience in the Himalayas and wanting to try mountaineering.

Mera Peak climbing is one of the best peaks in the Khumbu region to climb. It's an ideal choice for both novice and seasoned climbers, offering a perfect introduction to peak climbing in Nepal. On Mera Peak, you'll not only test your endurance and push your limits but also immerse yourself in the true alpine environment.

Located in the Makalu Barun National Park, Mera Peak is a gem off of the famous EBC trail. The trek to the base camp of Mera Peak is a unique experience, allowing you to explore the beautiful and unspoiled Hinku Valley. The trail, though offbeat, isolated, steep, and rocky, provides the necessary acclimatization and confidence before you climb the peak.

Join us on our Mera Peak climbing 21 days expedition and kick-start your climbing adventure in the Himalayas with a reliable team of mountaineers. We will help you reach the top of the peak and return safely. Bookings are open for Mera Peak climbing 2024/2025 departures. Get your seat now at the best price!

What to expect during the Mera Peak climbing in Nepal?

Mera Peak has three summits- Mera Central (6,461 m), Mera North (6,476 m), and Mera South (6,065 m). You will be climbing the Mera North, which is the highest one. The Mera Peak route to the north summit follows the Mera La Pass and Mera Glacier.

The journey starts with a short flight to Lukla. From here, you will trek for 9 days to reach Khare. Spend two acclimatization days before ascending from Khare to the Mera Peak Base Camp (Mera La) to the Mera High Camp.

Our Mera Peak climbing itinerary includes rest days in Thagnak and Khare. As we mentioned earlier, the trekking route is offbeat. You will spend nights in Pangom, Nashing Dingma, Chalem Kharka, Chunbu Kharka, Kothe, Thagnak, and Khare villages.

These villages do not offer services like the EBC trail. You will get to witness a different side of the Khumbu region, a less commercialized part. The trails are not crowded at all. If you love peace and nature, you will love the Mera Peak route.

Ascending through dense rhododendron forests, you will go deep into the Hinku Valley. The region is home to wildlife like snow leopards, Himalayan black bears, red panda, and various species of birds and butterflies.

As you ascend through dense rhododendron forests, you'll delve deep into the Hinku Valley, home to a variety of wildlife. While these creatures may not appear on the human trails, a stroke of luck might lead to a sighting.

Additionally, as the elevation rises daily from Lukla, you'll traverse different climatic zones, witnessing a drastic change in the landscape from lush green vegetation to barren hills and glaciers.

You will see mountain views of Everest (8,849 m), Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,463 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Nuptse(7,861 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Kangtega (6,782 m), and many others throughout the expedition.

Simillary, you will meet mountain communities, including Sherpas, and see their daily lifestyle. The trail is dotted with stupas, chortens, and monasteries. Lungsumgba Gompa is one of the major religious spots in this part of the Khumbu region.

Mera Peak climbing 2024/2025 strategy

Our Mera Peak climbing is 21 days long. You will get one full day in Kathmandu before flying to Lukla to prepare for the expedition. Once you hit the trail, our guide, porter, and supporting crew will be there with you all the time, ensuring your safety and providing the necessary support for a successful climb.

Spend two acclimatization days before hiking to Mera La (the base camp) and the Mera High Camp at 5,780 meters (18,958 ft). During the rest days, you may do some climbing rotations. The team leader will arrange a pre-climbing training as well.

To reach the high camp, you will cross the Mera La Pass at 5,200 m (17,060 ft) and also spend a night here. The high camp is situated behind a large vertical rock. It is a rock shelf, the perfect place to spend a night before pushing towards the Mera summit.

The summit day starts around between 12:00 AM to 1:00 AM. You will start climbing at dawn to reach the summit on time before the late morning winds make climbing impossible. Follow the northern snow slope and climb using fixed ropes set by your crew to the summit of Mera Peak.

Enjoy the view from the top and follow the same route to Mera High Camp. Collect your things and descend to Khare to spend the night. The rest of the team will wait at Khare for you with a celebratory drink. From Khare, you will descend three days to reach Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

Who can do the Mera Peak climbing?

Mera Peak is a perfect 6000m mountain for someone who has never climbed before. This peak teaches you the basics of climbing. If you want to experience mountaineering with a high success rate, then Mera Peak climbing is best for you.

Likewise, mountaineers who are planning to climb a 7000m or 8000m mountain and looking to warm up before climbing an advanced mountain can also climb Mera Peak.

Our professional mountaineers will provide you with all the basic knowledge about climbing and teach you important skills. There is no age limit for climbing Mera Peak. However, we require participants to be physically and mentally strong.

Do not underestimate the physical demands of this expedition.

Pre-climbing training

Your team leader leads the pre-climbing training at Khare. He will teach you basic climbing skills and some helpful mountaineering vocabulary. You will learn to climb using fixed ropes, ice axes, crampons, etc.

Likewise, the team leader will also brief you on the climbing plan and inform you what things you should do during an emergency situation. This session will help you become confident and increase your success rate.

How do you prepare for Mera Peak climbing?

To prepare for Mera Peak climbing, you must train your body and mind. You have to get physically active and push yourself. Build your strength and stamina. You can go on high-altitude trekking and day hiking. If you have access to special gyms that are made for athletes to increase their endurance, you can join that as well. Remember, the more prepared you are, the more you'll enjoy and succeed in this adventure.

Why climb Mera Peak with us, Adventure Treks Nepal?

We, Adventure Treks Nepal, are known for our thirty years of experience and very skilled on-field team. By joining the Mera Peak climbing with us, you will climb this mountain with the strongest individuals who have conquered it numerous times before. You will be in reliable hands, and we will do everything to keep you safe while climbing.

Likewise, we provide our climbers with the latest climbing gear and equipment. Our gear is well-managed and thoroughly checked before every expedition. You will be equipped with the best. Our support team will take care of all the logistics and high-camp service. Not to mention, our Mera Peak climbing cost is also the most reasonable.

Note that we do not compete to provide the cheapest price in the market. Rather, we believe in providing the finest service, high satisfaction, and safety assurance. If you have any queries about the Mera Peak climbing package, contact us anytime.


*Note: From March to May and September to November, the Lukla flights are operated from Ramechhap Airport. Reaching the airport takes 4 to 5 hours of drive from Kathmandu.

Trip Plan
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We provide free airport pick-up service upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Our team will welcome you at the airport and drop you off at the hotel in Thamel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel

Spend this day exploring some tourist sites and preparing for the expedition. Meet with your guide and get the permits. Do last-minute shopping and pack your duffle bags.

  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel

Take a short flight to Lukla and trek to Paiya. The trail goes through lush forests, crossing Handi Khola. You will pass by Surke village and ascend to Chutok La pass. From here, the trail descends to Paiya.

  • Max Altitude: 2,800 m/9,187 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 35 minutes flight & 5-6 hours trek

Walk downhill from Paiya and cross a bridge. From here, navigate a slippery path and gradually ascend to Kari La pass. The trail then goes through dense forests and takes you to Panggom.

  • Max Altitude: 2,846 m/9,338 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 5-6 hours

The trail from Panggom ascends to Panggom La pass. From here, you will trek north and cross the Peseng Kharka Khola. Hike to Peseng Kharka Danda from here and cross the Ningsow Khola (stream). The trail then goes to Nashing Dingma.

  • Max Altitude: 2,600 m/8,530 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 4-5 hours

From Nashing Dingma, you will trek through lush forests and ascend to Surkie La (3,085 m). The trail goes north and soon opens up a breathtaking view of Hinku Valley. You can see massive Kanchenjunga on the horizon. Keep ascending the ridge and pass by Raspberry Danda to Chalem Kharka.

  • Max Altitude: 3,550 m/11,647 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 5 hours

The trail ascends from Chalem Kharka to Chunbu Kharka via a forested route and two passes. On the way, you can see stunning views of Kusum Kanguru, Kanchenjunga range, and Numbur Himal. If you are lucky, you may also get to see blue sheep.

  • Max Altitude: 4,200 m/13,779 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 7 hours

Leaving Chunbu Kharka, you will walk uphill for 20 minutes and then follow a leveled path. The trail then descends through rhododendrons, bamboo, and juniper forests. You will cross a small river and gradully ascend to Kothe.

  • Max Altitude: 3,691 m/12,109 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 6-7 hours

Following the riverbed of the Hinku River, you will reach Gondishung. Here, you can visit an ancient monastery called Lungsumgba Gompa. The trail then ascends to Thangnak.

  • Max Altitude: 4,358 m/14,299 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 3-4 hours

You will spend a rest day in Thangnak. It will help you adjust to the altitude and the environment. You will hike to Tangnak Valley and return to Thangnak for the night. We will try to go as high as possible.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

Leaving Thangnak, the trail continues to Dig Glacier. You will soon cross the Dig glacier moraines and ascend to Dig Kharka. From here, the trail goes near the nose of the Hinku Nap and Shar glaciers. The trails are tricky, so be careful. The final ascent takes you to Khare.

  • Max Altitude: 5,045 m/16,553 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 2-3 hours

We take an acclimatization day in Khare. It will help us avoid altitude sickness. Even though Mera Peak is not technical, we have to be acclimatized to reach the summit and return safely. Today, the mountain guide will also give you pre-climbing training to boost your confidence and brief climbing strategy.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

From Khare, you will climb to Mera La, the base camp for Mera Peak. The mountain views are fantastic on the way. The climb is simple but quite rewarding.

  • Max Altitude: 5,200 m/17,060 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Camp
  • Duration: 4-5 hours

From Mera La, follow your guide's steps and ascend to Mera High Camp. This rock outcrop separates Mera from Naulekh Glacier. From here, you can see Kanchenjunga, Chamlang, Makalu, Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, Kang Tega, etc.

  • Max Altitude: 5,800 m/19,029 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Camp
  • Duration: 3 hours

You will start climbing towards the summit before the sunrise. The slopes are 30 degrees. Take a deep breath and gradually climb, following the lead of your guide. The slopes become steep behind the ridge and turn west.

You will soon see the summit. Because of the 55-degree pitch, the final climb involves using a fixed rope. The view from the summit is speechless. After some time, you will climb down to Khare.

  • Max Altitude: 6,470 m/21,227 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 9-10 hours

The trail from Khare to Kothe is the same. You will retrace the route and trek via Thangnak village.

  • Max Altitude: 3,691 m/12,110 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 4-5 hours

Leaving Kothe, you will follow a different route that leads to Lukla. The trail stays on the hillsides west of the Hinku River. This route is shorter and offers stunning mountain views. You will ascend via rhododendron forests to an open ridge and descend to Chhetrabu.

  • Max Altitude: 4,320 m/14,173 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 6-7 hours

The trail crosses high plateaus and gradually ascends to Zatrwa La pass. You face strong winds on the way. Crossing the pass, you will descend to Dudh Kosi Valley. Trekking through a forested route to reach Lukla.

  • Max Altitude: 2,846 m/9,337 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Duration: 4-5 hours

An early morning flight will take you back to Kathmandu or Ramechhap airport. Upon landing, drive to your hotel. The remaining day is free in the city. Rest and enjoy your time.

  • Max Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Duration: 35 minutes flight

You have a full day free in Kathmandu. This is an excellent time to explore other tourist sites. Likewise, this is your last day, so do not forget to buy souvenirs.

  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel

Our team will take care of your airport departure. They will drop you off at the international airport according to your flight schedule.

  • Meals: Breakfast only
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Cost Details
  • Arrival and Departure.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with an entrance fee.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the Trekking.
  • Accommodation in simple Tea house (mountain lodge) while trekking.
  • Kathmandu-Manthali Kathmandu transport.
  • Manthali (Kathmandu) Lukla (Kathmandu) Manthali flight ticket with Airport Tax.
  • Trekking Porter with Insurance.
  • Trekking Guide with insurance.
  • Climbing Guide with Insurance.
  • Climbing guide, Trekking Guide and Porters food and accommodation, wages etc.
  • Accommodation in Tent with Meals while climbing.
  • Mera Peak Trekking Region map.
  • Makalu National park entry fee.
  • Climbing guide with insurance.
  • Group Equipment.
  • Personal and Group Personal climbing gears Ice Axe, Zoomer, Harness set, Figure of 8, Carabineer, Tap Sling etc.
  • Special Permit for Mera peak.
  • Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS).
  • Farewell dinner with cultural program.
  • Water purification tablets.
  • Government taxes.
  • Office services charge.
  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance included Helicopter Rescue.
  • Nepal entry Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days you should get visa open your arrival)
  • Drinks, Dessert, Juice, Mineral Water, Wi-Fi, Heater charge, Hot Shower during the Trekking and main meals in cities.
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and driver.
  • Climbing boots & Crampons.
  • Warm Jacket and Sleeping bag.
Essential Information

Mera Peak climbing difficulty

Mera Peak's difficulty grade is alpine PD. So, this peak is physically very demanding but not technically challenging. This factor makes Mera Peak approachable for beginner climbers. Before climbing the peak, you will spend a few days trekking, following steep, rugged trails.

Along with offbeat terrain, you will also come across varying altitudes. The upper part of the region has kharkas (meadows/pastures). You will cross the steep moraines of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka. Khare is the last settlement before you will start climbing.

The base camp will be Mera La. From here, you will climb to the top of Mera Peak. Even though Mera Peak is higher than Island Peak and Lobuche Peak, climbing it is much more manageable. The slopes do not exceed 30 degrees steepness, and the climbing route will be fixed with ropes for extra precaution.

To avoid altitude sickness, we have added two acclimatization days to our Mera Peak climbing itinerary. Similarly, gradual trekking will allow ample time to adjust to the elevation and environment. Altitude sickness is a huge risk during the Mera Peak climbing, so you have to be extra careful.

Do not ignore any sign of discomfort. If you get a headache, vomiting, difficulty in breathing, dizziness, insomnia, nausea, etc., inform your guide. These could be the early signs of altitude sickness. We will do our best to avoid altitude sickness.

However, if you get sick, our first goal will be to cure the symptoms and then only ascend further. We have designed our Mera Peak climbing itinerary to provide optimum acclimatization opportunities to our climbers. So, do not worry and follow our team leader's guidance.

Below are a few things that participants should follow during the journey to avoid altitude sickness:

  • Have a gradual pace while trekking and climbing. Do not overexert yourself.
  • Listen to your body and share any discomfort with your guide.
  • Keep yourself hydrated, and do not consume alcohol during climbing. Do not smoke.
  • Take plenty of rest and have nutritious meals.

What is the best time to do the Mera Peak climbing?

To climb a peak in the Himalayas, you need stable weather. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) have the most stable weather. So, the majority of climbing expeditions are done in these seasons. In other seasons, the weather fluctuates a lot, and the risk of landslides and avalanches is high.

The upcoming season for Mera Peak climbing in 2024 is autumn. The bookings are open. Likewise, the next season will be 2025 spring and autumn. We are also taking pre-booking for 2025.

How is accommodation during the Mera Peak climbing?

Up to Khare, you will spend nights in tea houses or lodges. These are simple but cozy accommodations along the Mera Peak trail. The rooms are twin-shared, and single rooms cost extra money. You will get both Western-style and squat towels. Make your mind to use both.

The facilities in the accommodations are basic. They usually charge a few bucks for a hot shower, charging, and WiFi. Carry ample Nepali cash with you for these personal expenses, as our package cost does not cover them. A solar charger or power bank will be convenient. Likewise, do not expect a good network or WiFi, especially above 2,500 meters.

At Mera La (base camp) and Mera High Camp, you will sleep in tents. We use sturdy alpine tents. You do not have to buy tents; we provide them. Our team will set up all the tents and cook meals for you during camping. We provide all the camping essentials. Climbers get separate sleeping tents and shared dining and washroom tents.

Meals during the Mera Peak climbing

The meals during the Mera Peak climbing are decent. You will get breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a day. Apart from these, you can buy extra snacks on your own. So, budget some money for additional food and beverages. We also recommend that you pack enough of your favorite snacks, bars, nuts, etc. for the journey.

Meals are given as per the tea houses/lodges' menu. You will get dal bhat, fried rice, stew, curries, thukpa, thenduk, chapati, dhido, porridge, soups, etc. These are some common items on the menu. Apart from these, you will also get pasta, French fries, pizza, burgers, etc, in some villages.

Drinking water is readily available. Use water purification tablets for more safety. During climbing, our staff will cook delicious and nutritious meals for you. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options will be available. If you have any dietary restrictions or requirements, let us know in advance.

Travel insurance for Mera Peak climbing

For Mera Peak climbing, participants have to get well-covered travel insurance. The coverage must include helicopter evacuation up to 6,000 meters and medical bills. Double-check all the clauses in your travel insurance before purchasing it, and make sure it covers evacuation in the Himalayas.

Last-minute Mera Peak Climbing 2024/2025 booking

Last-minute bookings are available. However, you must meet our physical requirements and arrange the necessary documents on time. You also have to be present in Kathmandu one day before the trip starts. Our team will do their best to arrange everything about the trip. Contact us for more information.

Mera Peak packing list

Head & Hand

  • Sun Cap
  • Wool/Fleece Hat
  • Balaclava
  • Neck Gaiter/High Neck
  • Lightweight Synthetic Liner Glove
  • Wind Stopper Fleece Gloves
  • Heavy Gloves (Mitten)

Upper Body

  • Short-Sleeved Shirts/T-shirts
  • Lightweight Top/Thermo Coat
  • Midweight Top
  • Synthetic or Fleece Jacket
  • Down Insulated Jacket
  • Gore-Tex Jacket

Lower Body

  • Underwear
  • Lightweight Long Underpants
  • Midweight Long Underpants
  • Trekking Pants
  • Synthetic Insulated Pants
  • Gore-Tex Pants
  • Trekking & Climbing Socks
  • Summit Socks

Technical Devices/Climbing Gears

  • Climbing Helmet
  • Headlamp with Spare Batteries (Petzl/BD)
  • Ice Axe Semi-technical
  • Harness
  • Carabiners (Both Lock & Unlock)
  • Ascenders/Jumar
  • Belay Device (ATC Guide/Figure of 8)
  • Assistant Rope
  • Tape Sling
  • Ice Screw
  • Summit Boot/G2SM
  • Crampons
  • 1 Sleeping Bag: -30 +C to -40 +C
  • Thermarest Cell Foam Mattress
  • Sun/Glacier Glasses UV Protection
  • Snow Goggle UV Protection
  • Extendable Trekking Poles (BD Alpine Flz)

First Aid Kit

  • Sunscreen (-50 Spf)
  • Lips Guard (-20/-50 Spf)
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Baby Wipes or Wet Towels
  • Handy Plaster
  • Crack Bandage
  • Tincture
  • Lodine
  • Strepsils
  • Antibiotic
  • Paracetamol
  • Aspirin
  • Sinex
  • Anti-Diarrhea Capsule/Eldoper
  • Brufen/Ibuprofens
  • Diamox
  • Eye Drops
  • Zip-Lock Bags


  • Hand Sanitizers & Hand wash
  • Wet Tissues
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Bath Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Moisturizers
  • Laundry Soap
  • Garbage Bag


  • Swiss Knife
  • Sandals
  • Lightweight Hiking/Trekking Boots
  • Camp Booties
  • Rucksacks (45 - 55 Ltr.)
  • 1 Duffel Bag
  • Water Bottles
  • Thermos/Flask
  • Pee Bottle
  • Pack Towel
  • Umbrella/RainCoat
  • Spare batteries
  • Waterproof Stuff Sacks
  • Satellite Phone (if possible)
  • Solar chargeable power bank (optional)
  • Journal/Pen
  • Book/Board Game
  • Bars & Snacks

Travel Documents

  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Visa
  • 4 PP Size Photo
  • Insurance Paper (Medical & Rescue) & Contact Address
  • Family/Company Contact Number & Address
  • Credit Card

Yes, beginner climbers can climb Mera Peak. It is a non-technical peak, so previous climbing experience and advanced climbing skills are not required. However, climbers must be strong enough to withstand high altitude, cold, thin air, and alpine weather.

From Khare, you will ascend to Mera Peak Base Camp and then to Mera High Camp. From High Camp, you will climb to the summit and return to Khare on the same day. The summit day will be 8 to 10 hours long.

Climbing Mera Peak is physically very demanding and technically not challenging.

The trekking route to reach the Mera Peak is offbeat and steep. However, the Island Peak climbing route is not offbeat, and only a few sections of the trail are steep. Mera Peak is higher than Island Peak, but the climbing route consists mostly of snow slopes. On Island Peak, you may deal with a few semi-technical challenges.

Yes, Mera Peak climbing is 100% worth it. The expedition will allow you to witness stunning landscapes, spend time in nature, push your limits, and unlock a huge achievement. You will learn about mountaineering and Himalayan weather. A perfect peak to start climbing.

The Mera Peak has a high success rate of 80%. Remember that mountaineering success in the Himalayas depends on your pace. The faster you go, the less chance of success prevails because you just get altitude sickness.

The Mera Peak's grade is Alpine PD, which suggests that it is non-technical and physically very demanding.

The best time to climb Mera Peak is late March to May and late September to November.

Yes, you can see Mount Everest from the summit of Mera Peak. It will be one of the most majestic views of Everest.

The majority of the slopes are snow-covered and have a 30-degree incline. The final 40 meters before the summit has a 45-50 degree slope.

Usually, climbers do not need supplemental oxygen support during Mera Peak climbing. However, we will be equipped with oxygen cans for emergencies.