The glorious Mera Peak lies in the Everest region, a place unlike anywhere in the world. Mera Peak Climbing is considered a trekking peak with three main summits: Mera North (6476 meters), Mera Central(6461 meters), and Mera South(6065 meters). From the top of Mera Peak’s summit, you are gifted with what many consider as the best view in the Himalaya. It is absolutely mind-blowing the sheer size and beauty of the mountains that surround you. There are five visible 8,000m-plus peaks: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kangchenjunga (5 of the 6 tallest peaks in the world). For experienced climbers, it is a straightforward ascent, the main hurdle being proper acclimatization to the high altitude. However, with proper training and guidance (and a high dose of determination), beginners can take on this climb.
Mera Peak Climbing, the highest trekking peak in Nepal, is physically demanding. With every good challenge, though, comes great rewards. At the summit of Mera Peak, we will have the most spectacular view of the entire Himalayan ranges. Your mouth will be wide open in awe as you reach the top. It is one of the most incredible in all of Nepal’s Himalayas. Savor your moments up there, taking some deep breaths and many photos. After the descent, there are plenty of options for continuing the trek if you’d like. We can descend to Chhukung Valley, and up to Everest Base Camp, or Kalapatthar. Let us know and we can tailor the package to your wishes.
Climbers, regardless of their level of experience, are highly recommended to participate in acclimatization before attempting to climb. Conveniently, our itinerary has been organized to maximize time for acclimatization. However, if you would like to change the itinerary to allow for more or less time, please let us know. The climbing conditions and itinerary allow adequate time for any reasonably physically fit person to make an easy way up of this most spectacular of Nepal’s trekking peaks.
Climbing is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather. During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer. Mera Peak Climbing requires fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Shikhar Adventure arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.
A representative from Shikhar Adventure will welcome you our hotel. We will prepare you with information and gear for your trek. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, we’ll brief you on our upcoming adventure and then go on a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu, including several UNESCO World Heritage sites. You can spend the rest of the day freely or prepare for your upcoming trek. Overnight at hotel.
Early in the morning, we catch a flight to Lukla from the Kathmandu domestic airport. We enjoy the incredible mountain views during the short flight. After landing, we begin our trek full of excitement. After passing picturesque Sherpa villages, their fields of crops, and many monuments toward Tibetan Buddhism, we arrive in Chutok. Overnight in a guest house.
After breakfast, we have a full day of ascending through the hills to Kotche. We pass several quaint villages along the way. Overnight in guest house.
We trek along the ridge of the HinkuKhola, with our eyes gazing towardsMera Peak. We have lunch in a small village on the west bank of the HinkuDrangka. Beyond Gondishung, we passLungsumgba Gompa, which is several hundred years old. A short walk takes us to Thaknak, a grazing area with primitive lodges and shops. Overnight in guest house.
Today, we wander around Thaknak and the surrounding area. It is best to hike up and then come back down to sleep to acclimatize properly. Overnight in guest house.
Leaving Thaknak, we follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, offeringamazing views of CharpateHimal. The trail goes up through moraines to the mouth of the HinkuNup and Shar Glaciers, and then climbs even more to Khare. From here, we can see the northern face of Mera Peak. Spend the rest of the day hikingaround Khare if you please. Overnight in tented camp.
Today we spend our time, resting and acclimatizing. We alsoconduct some basic training to prepare ourselves for the Mera Peak climb. Our guide will help us polish our basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the best ways to use our climbing gear. Overnight in tented camp.
We walk through a boulder field on a steep trail to reach Mera Peak Base Camp. We will stay the night here, but if you want to hike further to help acclimatize, you can. If so, we hike further through the Mera La pass and reach the Mera High Camp. The path is very rocky and slightly dangerous.Upon reaching the top, we get excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse. Overnight at MeraBase Camp.
After breakfast at camp, we hike through the Mera La pass and reach the Mera High Camp. The path is very rocky and slightly dangerous.There are several crevasses that our guides will tell you about. Upon reaching the top, we get excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse.Overnight at Mera High Camp.
This is the highlight of our expedition. We wake up around 2 in the morning and eat breakfast. It’s going to be very cold to start but we warm up fast as we hike up the glacier and onto a ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in a stunning red-orange glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we use a fixed rope upon the guide’s judgment. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we take in spectacular views of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8210m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Kangchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7855m), Chamlang (7319m), Baruntse (7129m) and countless others. After, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare. Overnight in guest house.
After breakfast,we descend fromKhare to Kotheon the same trail used previously. After reaching Kothe, we celebrate our success by trying out local delicacies and wines. Overnight in tented camp.
We begin our trek to Thulikharka after breakfast. Climbing and descending, we cross several tributaries of the InkhuKhola before reaching a fork in the trail nearTaktho. We choose the trail on our right and continue walking. Our trail passes by a chhortenand then we walk downhill on a steep trail. Next, we ascend to Thulikharka. Overnight in tented camp.
Overnight in Tented Camp After having breakfast, we start head down to Lukla. We enjoy the last views of Mt. Everest, already looking forward to seeing it again. We cross six suspension bridges and pass several Sherpa villages before arriving in Lukla. We arrive after about 7 hours from Thulikharka. Time to enjoy the last night of the Himalaya in Lukla!
We have breakfast and then walk to Tenzing-Hillary airport and fly back to Kathmandu in the morning, enjoying the scenery during the flight. We’ll have a celebratory dinner in Kathmandu in the evening. Otherwise, the rest of the day is yours. Overnight in hotel.
Transfer to Tribhuvan Airport. Thank you for choosing Shikhar Adventure as your trekking guide! We look forward to your next adventure with us.
Shikhar Adventureis not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will manage and support you to the best of our abilities with any problem that may arise. Flights to and from Lukla can be delayed due to weather conditions and delays may last up to several days. It is best to book flights to and from Kathmandu with a several day margin to avoid missing a flight back to your home country. If flights go smoothly, we will help arrange activities for you during your margin days. In the case that you have a tight schedule and the flights out of Lukla are delayed, it is possible to take a helicopter flight back to Kathmandu for an additional cost.