Mera Peak Climbing | 99% Success History

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Mera Peak Climbing stands as the pinnacle of trekking peaks in Nepal, leading you deep into the vibrant heart of the Himalayas. At 6,476 meters (21,247 feet) high, Mera Peak is one of the most popular climbing peaks in Nepal and offers a challenging yet rewarding climb for adventure seekers.

Mera Peak is a majestic pinnacle nestled within the Khumbu region of Nepal. It beckons to adventurers with its snow-cloaked slopes, challenging ascent, and unparalleled views. As Expedition Experts, we offer a comprehensive Mera Peak Climbing package that includes all the necessary equipment, permits, accommodations, and meals for a successful ascent.

himalayan range during the gokyo lake chola pass and everest base camp trek

Our experienced guides will lead you through stunning alpine terrain, traditional villages, and across suspension bridges as you make your way toward Mera Peak.

As you approach the peak, the climb becomes more challenging, requiring specialized equipment such as crampons and ice axes. For which you will get pre-climbing training to ensure your safety during the climb. At the summit of Mera Peak, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan range, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.

Our Mera peak climbing package is designed to provide you with an unforgettable adventure keeping safety, comfort, and enjoyment as the main priority. We take care of all the logistics, so you can focus on the climb and the stunning scenery around you.

So join us in this beautiful journey of Mera peak climbing if you’re looking for an epic adventure in the Himalayas. Contact us today to start planning your journey to the summit of this incredible climbing peak.

Best time for Mera Peak climbing

The best time to climb Mera Peak is March-April and late September-November. However, If you decide to climb in March, early April, or late October into November, you need to be ready for colder conditions. It can snow in any of these months. Therefore, you will need to adjust your gear and equipment to suit the colder weather conditions you will encounter on the Mera Peak climb.

Mera Peak Climbing solo

The possibility of climbing Mera Peak solo is probable but it is highly discouraged. Mera Peak is a technical peak and requires proper knowledge and experience to climb safely. Solo climbers not only are at a higher risk of accidents and injuries but also lack support and assistance in case of emergencies.

Climbing Mera Peak requires acclimatization, specialized gear, and technical skills such as glacier travel, the use of ropes and crampons, and knowledge of ice-climbing techniques. The solo trekker might not have all the required skills within so the journey can be a lot more difficult for them.

beautiful gokyo lake view from gokyo ri.

Therefore, it is highly recommended that climbers do not attempt to climb Mera Peak solo. Joining a guided expedition with experienced climbers and guides is the best option to ensure a safe and successful climb. Climbing with a group also offers the opportunity to share experiences and create lifelong memories with fellow climbers.

All requirements permit for Mera Peak Climbing

There are several permit requirements in order to climb Mera Peak due to its location within the Sagarmatha National Park. Here are the permits required for climbing Mera Peak:

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit

Mera Peak is located within the Sagarmatha National Park, which is a protected area. All trekkers and climbers entering the park are required to obtain a Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. This permit supports conservation efforts and helps maintain the area’s natural beauty.

Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit

In addition to the national park permit, climbers must obtain a permit from the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality. This permit fee goes towards local development projects in the region.

Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card

While TIMS cards are typically associated with trekking, they are also required for climbers attempting Mera Peak. The card helps authorities keep track of trekkers and climbers in the region for safety and administrative purposes.

Tips for Mera Peak Climbing

Be Comfortable Camping

During the Mera Peak Climbing, you will be sleeping in tents out in the elements for a portion of the time. You need to be comfortable with setting up tents, be capable and proficient at managing your camp craft, and be able to maintain a good level of hygiene in a camping environment.

Have the Right Clothing, Gear, and Equipment

Mera Peak can throw out a mix of weather, at any time of the year. The weather is never guaranteed to be stable, so you need to be experienced and ready for a range of weather conditions. So make sure you have the right mountaineering gear and compatible clothes.

Seasons to climb

We recommend climbing Mera Peak in March, April, late September, October, and November. We find that when we climb on Mera Peak, generally the best months are March, October, and November.

Have Previous Altitude Experience

Don’t try to attempt climbing Mera Peak as your first altitude or mountaineering experience. You need to know how your body reacts at 5,000m/ 17,000 feet, before going to higher extreme altitudes.

Manage Your Personal Hygiene and Health

As you will be in a wilderness region and away from real medical care, you need to bring your own personal medical kit along with antibiotics and any medicines you may need. Also keep your hands, feet, and body clean on the journey. Always remember to use hand sanitizer at all times.

Break in Your Trekking and Mountaineering Boots

Having the right footwear is vital to success. Having the wrong footwear could ruin your trip. You will need both trekking boots and mountaineering boots for a Mera Peak ascent.

Have a Qualified Climbing Guide

Have a qualified guide who is well experienced in climbing the peak. Technical skills and safety are very important for climbing the peak so invest in a good guide.

Interesting facts about Mera Peak climbing

  • The first ascent of the Mera Peak was made on 20 May 1953 by Colonel Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing.
  • Mera Peak has 3 distinct summits and they are North Mera Peak, Central Mera Peak, and South Mera Peak. Generally, trekkers climb to Mera Central although the highest one is Mera North. Due to huge crevasses and glacial changes happening there on the route to Mera North, it is safe to climb Mera Central.
  • The major peaks observable from Mera peak include Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7855m) and Chamlang (7319m) amongst many others.
  • Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. So it’s a paradise for those who love trekking.
Helicopter is flying over gokyo lake.

Total Trekking distance of Mera Peak climbing

The total trekking distance for Mera Peak can vary depending on the specific route taken, the starting point, and any side trips or variations. Generally, the Mera Peak expedition involves a combination of trekking to reach the base camp and higher altitudes, along with the climb itself. Here’s a rough breakdown of the distances involved in the Mera Peak trek:

Lukla to Mera Peak Base Camp (via traditional route):

The trek typically starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by several days of trekking to reach Mera Peak Base Camp. The trekking distance from Lukla to Mera Peak Base Camp is approximately 50-60 kilometers (31-37 miles).

Mera Peak Base Camp to High Camp:

After reaching the base camp, climbers usually establish a high camp at a higher elevation for the final summit push. The distance from Mera Peak Base Camp to the High Camp is roughly 6-7 kilometers (3.7-4.3 miles).

High Camp to Mera Peak Summit (and back):

The distance from the High Camp to the summit of Mera Peak and back is around 6-8 kilometers (3.7-5 miles), depending on the specific route taken and any detours around crevasses.

Keep in mind that these distances are approximate and can vary due to factors such as the specific trail chosen, weather conditions, and individual pace. Additionally, the trek involves multiple acclimatization days and side trips to help climbers adapt to the altitude, which adds to the overall distance covered during the expedition.

photo taken from kalapatthar whic is one of the best place to see mt everest before and after sunrise.

Mera peak climbing cost

The cost of climbing Mera Peak varies depending on several factors, such as the duration of the expedition, the size of the group, the level of services provided, and the season in which you climb. Here is an approximate breakdown of the cost:

  • Permit fees: The permit fee for climbing Mera Peak is around $700 USD per person.
  • Guided Expedition: The cost of a guided expedition varies depending on the level of services provided. A fully supported guided expedition that includes all the necessary equipment, accommodation, meals, transportation, and guides can cost between $2,500 to $5,000 USD per person.
  • Accommodation: The cost of accommodation varies depending on the type of accommodation you choose. Teahouse accommodation can cost around $10 to $20 USD per night, while luxury lodges can cost over $100 USD per night.
  • Food: The cost of food varies depending on the type of food you choose. Basic meals such as dal bhat (lentil soup and rice) can cost around $5 USD, while more luxurious meals can cost over $20 USD.
  • Equipment: The cost of equipment depends on whether you bring your own or rent it. Renting equipment such as climbing boots, crampons, ice axes, and harnesses can cost between $100 to $500 USD.
  • Travel expenses: The cost of travel expenses includes flights to and from Nepal, transportation from Kathmandu to Lukla, and other travel-related expenses. These costs can vary depending on your location and the time of the year.

Overall, the cost of climbing Mera Peak can range from $1900 to $8,000 USD per person, depending on the level of services and equipment required. I

Trip Info


Day 1:
Arrival at Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu. One of our representative from Himalayan 360 will be there at the airport for your pick up. Then you will be escorted to the designated hotel for your overnight stay. You will also be getting welcome dinner hosted by our team.

Day 2:
Walking Tour at Kathmandu and preparation for Climbing and Trek

Kathmandu is the vintage capital city of Nepal which holds so much of old arts, temples, and monuments. The Kathmandu city tour is a thing not to miss while in Nepal. Therefore, the second day of the Mera Peak Climbing itinerary is scheduled as the city tour. There are several world heritage sites in Kathmandu like Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swyambhunath Stupa and more.

After the successful city tour, you will visit the marketplace for some last-minute shopping. Thamel is the ultimate shopping destination for every trekker and climbers in Nepal. Lastly, you will get back to your hotel for the overnight before the actual start of the trip.

Day 3:
Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and uphill trek till Chhuthang

Altitude: 3,020m
Flight Duration: 45 minutes
Trek Duration: 4-5 hrs

The expedition will start with a 45 minutes long flight till Lukla. The flight will be one of the best experiences of your life. You will get to observe the unreal vision of the entire Himalayan range and greenest hills. Upon your arrival at Lukla, you will get Local Area Permit from the local authority to move further.

There are several restricted villages that require a permit to enter. After getting the permit, you will head towards east from Lukla for Chhuthang(3020m). Along the way, you will pass several small Sherpa settlements scattered in short distances. You will move forward by touching and seeing the Buddhist Mani walls and Prayer wheels.

Then comes the thick forest of Rhododendron and Pine trees which guides you through the less-trekked trails. There are many trails connected with the standard trail which can be confusing, so stay connected with the group and guide. Just follow the stream connected trails as they all go to Chhuthang, your ultimate stop.

Day 4:
Chhuthang to Thuli Kharka Trek crossing Zatrawala Pass

Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs
From Chhuthang, you will move towards Tuli Kharkha (4,600m). Moving forward on the trail, you’ll come in front of a steep trailed hill. This will be the first strenuous climb of Mera Peak climbing journey, as you will put all efforts to reach at the Zatrawala Pass top(4,600m).

From the top, you can enjoy the picturesque views of Kongdi Ri, Karyolang Peak, Number Himal, Lumding Himal, and many more. And then you will descend down to Thuli Kharka via Chattre for nearly 1 to 2 hours. All over the trails, you will traverse through some iconic view of Yak pasture lands and Yaks grazing over such a beautiful terrain.

The trekking for the day will come to an end when you finish the scenic fall down to Thuli Kharka. Thuli Kharka is a big pasture with several basic tea houses. Your overnight will be at one of the lodges.

Day 5:
Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe

Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs

Today’s trail will lead you to the Hinku valley of the Khumbu region. Trek will start with a gentle descend just in front of mountain views. And slowly the track will get a bit disturbed with regular uphills and downhills. But you will enjoy the trek anyway as you will be sliding through the midst of the green and lush forest of Rhododendrons, Pines, Oaks.

As soon as you enter the Hinku valley, you will get the first sight of ultimate destination, i.e. Mera Peak. After the view from the tops, you have to make a descent through a bit of straight hill. This particular trail can make you slip if you try to make it quick, so hike slowly.

It won’t take too much time and effort to reach the riverbed of the Hinku River from the top. Kothe lies one uphill climb away from the bank of Hinku River; you will push for the last stretch of the day to reach Kothe. To the Hinku valley’s west side sits Kothe which is home to the serene wilderness and some Tea houses.

Day 6:
Kothe to Thangnak Trek

Trek Duration: 4-5 hrs
After spending a night at Kothe, it is now time to move forward in the Mera Peak Climbing journey. Thangnak will be today’s destination, and you have to place your footsteps once again along the Hinku River’s riverbed. This river bordered trail guides you towards Gondishung. Walking in the Mera Peak’s shadow, you will reach Gondishung and have lunch there.

There a few walks from the Gondishung, you will get to see a two-century-old Buddhist Gompa, Lungsumgba Gompa. People believe that lighting the shrine at this Gompa makes the Mera Peak Climbing successful. Then head towards Thangnak.

Here onwards, the trail is easy to trek, so you enjoy the beautiful surrounding. You will reach Thangnak with very little pain and so many views. Thangnak is a Pasture land that sees locals only during Summer to graze their Yaks. But, there are some basic tea houses to provide food and night stay for Mera Peak ascenders.

Day 7:
Thangnak to Khare

Altitude: 5000m
Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs

Mera Peak climbing trail moves towards Khare from Thangnak. This is a bit difficult trek day as you have to pass through the steep moraine trails. The Moraine way will be from Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka where you will be in front of Charpate Himal. This trial will make posts as near as to the nose of Hinku Nap and Shar glaciers. Watch out the track and walk carefully; glacier’s way is the most difficult.

After that, there will be a steep hill climb that ends at Khare. This climb will be steeper than the earlier climbs. Therefore, save some energy before starting this climb. The 3 to 4 hours of uphill trek will end after reaching Khare where you can get as many Mera peak views as possible. Khare is the acclimatization point of the Mera Peak climbing itinerary which means you will spend another day tomorrow here.

Day 8:
Rest at Khare

One or two days for acclimatization day is a must in any of high altitude adventures. And peak expedition is the supreme of all of the high adventures. You cannot go straight for the climb without a single acclimatization day. Doing so can cause you to get caught by altitude sickness. Your body needs some time to adapt to the newer altitudes. Therefore, this rest or acclimatization day at Khare is included in the Mera Peak climbing itinerary. On this day, you will spend the entire day around Khare which is the gateway to Mera Base Camp.

Day 9:
Khare to Mera High Camp

Altitude: 5300m
Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs

With every other day passing, you are moving closer and closer to Mera Peak. You will leave Khare early morning to reach Mera High Camp(5300m) crossing the Mera Base Camp. This stretch is not as easy as the earlier trials; rather, it’s technically demanding. Your way to base camp will be through the steep way of Mera glacier.

You are known to the fact that the glacier trails are more difficult to walk than the normal ones. You have to reach a glacier top to arrive at Mera Peak High Camp. Soon after reaching the Mera High Camp, your Sherpa team will unpack the camping and food equipment. This will be the first day of some more camping days on the Mera Peak journey.

Day 10:
Summit Mera Peak and descend to Khare

Altitude: 6,476m
Trek Duration: 8-9 hrs

Finally the most awaited day arrives. This is the most important day of the entire Mera Peak Climbing as you will scale the summit. With all of the mountaineering equipment ready you will move forward way before the first rays of dawn. You have to start climbing, early morning at around 2 AM in order to reach the summit before noon. The Mera peak summit receives strong winds after 12 pm, and this can increase difficulties.

Therefore, after having breakfast, you will follow the footsteps of your experienced guide. The summit climb is easy with no or small technical climbs; you can do it with the right guidance of our guides. Once you reach the top, you will be out-spoken by the views of several eight-thousanders and other peaks. Mt Everest, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt Makalu are some of them.
Celebrate the glory before descending back to Khare for the night stay.

Day 11:
Trek back from Khare to Kothe

From Khare, its time to move towards Kothe. In that stretch, you will pass through Thangnak too. Kothe is easily accessible within 3 to 4 hours of trek.The route is mostly downhill and down sloped trails are easier and quicker to walk on. While retracing the trail from Khare to Kothe, you will experience a decrease in the altitudes. Your walk will be mostly amid the dense forest of Oak, Pine, Rhododendron trees. Descending trails and lush vegetation, will make you love the experience of retracing the trail.

Day 12:
Trek from Kothe to Tuli Kharka

Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs

From Kothe, you will leave for Thuli Kharka. This day is not the same as the earlier day; it involves more uphill trek than downhill. You will be walking past forested trails that will take you towards the western side of Hinku Valley. Thuli Kharka resides just near the Hinku valley, and it is trekkable after the walk of 5 to 6 hours from Kothe.

Day 13:
Trek from Tuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrawala Pass

Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs

Today will be the last day when you will get to trek on the Mera Peak climbing journey. This trek will be fun as you leave Thuli Kharka for reaching Lukla in a single day. Before reaching Lukla, you will pass via Zatrawala Pass one more time. You have to ascend the pass before starting the downhill trek. Zatrawala Pass is high enough to provide views of most of the Everest peaks.

Day 14:
Flight to Kathmandu from Lukla and transfer to hotel

Your time around Lukla will finish when you head for an early flight to Kathmandu.And within 45 minutes, you will land in Kathmandu airport after enjoying the aerial view of Nepal. Our team will drop you at your hotel. Enjoy your leisure time by engaging yourself on some souvenir shopping and exploring the streets of Thamel.

Day 15:
International departure from Kathmandu

Its time to leave Nepal. We were in pleasure to have you as our guest. Do not forget to come back again via Himalayan 360.


Cost Includes

  • AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : Stay at a hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis.
  • WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome or Farewell Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
  • PERMITS : All necessary paper works such as Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System.
  • STAFF INSURANCE : Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
  • MAP : Trekking map.
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 15 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carried by porters.
  • FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation sharing a twin bedroom at Hotel/Lodge during the trek.
  • DRINKS : 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
  • CAMPING EQUIPMENT : All necessary equipment during the camping period.
  • PORTER : Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek.
  • STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter's daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
  • MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit.

Cost Excludes

  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • NEPAL VISA FEES : Nepali Visa fee is US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
  • LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
  • EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU & POKHARA : Extra nights' accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE : Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  • RESCUE EVACUATION : Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs.)
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beer, and any alcoholic beverages.
  • PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears, etc.
  • TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Internet facility during the trek is not included.
  • EXTRA PORTER : $25 USD for an extra porter per day (If an extra porter is demanded).
  • TIPS : Tips for Guide, porters, and staff.


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Is Mera Peak hard to climb?

Mera Peak is considered one of the easier and less technical peaks to climb among the trekking peaks in Nepal. However, it’s important to note that even though it’s considered “easier,” it still requires a good level of physical fitness, proper acclimatization, and basic mountaineering skills.

Can a beginner climb Mera Peak?

Yes, Mera Peak is a non-technical high-altitude trekking peak. To reach summit 6476M you do not need any special climbing skills with ropes, gears, and use of an ice axe.

How long does it take to climb Mera Peak?

The climb from Base Camp to summit isn’t actually that far. We reach high camp from base camp in one day, and then summit is a fairly full on 12-14 hours.

Is altitude sickness a concern on Mera Peak?

Yes, altitude sickness is a significant concern due to the peak’s elevation. Proper acclimatization and gradual ascent are crucial to minimize its risks.

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