Mera Peak Expedition 6,476m

Mera Peak Expedition 6,476m

Key Infomation

  • Duration:18 Days
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude6,476 m
  • ActivityTrekking & Peak Climbing
  • Group Size10 Max
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Mera Peak climbing is one of the most thrilling and adventurous expedition journeys in the Khumbu Region. The journey is popular for the adventurous ascending on the top of the peak, sneak around the up-close view of the majestic Himalayas including the world’s highest mountains namely Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and numerous stunning Himalayas range nearby along with incredible landscapes, a unique culture of legendary Sherpa community, rich biodiversity and amazing hospitality during the climbing. 

Mera peak (6,476 m) is the highest peak among the peaks opened for climbing between 6,000 to 8,000 meters in Nepal. The official record shows that it is the highest permitted peak for climbing in the country. Located to the south of the Mt. Everest, the Mera peak climbing trip is one of the frequently organized peak climbing trips among Footprint Adventure. This peak for the first time is said to have been explored and ascended successfully by the British team in the 1950s. Following their successful ascend, Mera peak has been one of the most demanded peaks in Nepal for climbing in the Khumbu region.

The entire journey is filled with adventure, excitement, and amazing guidance from the crew team. This amazing journey takes you across to the off-the-beaten paths of the Hinku valley. Crossing beautiful alpine forests, streams, meadows, and magical terrain along with beautiful villages makes this trip even more beautiful. You’ll be staying at guesthouses most of the time and we’ll acclimatize in higher elevations. The trail to Meera peak is undoubtedly filled full of ice, slippery rock, sloppy hills, the fog keeps enfolding while climbing up, but when you reach the top of the Mera peak beating the fog and all the arduous trials, you will undoubtedly be wrapped up with amazing sceneries of dozens of majestic mountains including the world’s highest mountains Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu along with Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Thamserku along with numerous beautiful snowy peaks. The reason why Mera Peak is touted to be the paradise for the adventure seeker.

The ultimate Mera peak climbing trekking begins with a short and exciting scenery flight to the mountain airstrip from Kathmandu to Lukla and then the trek continues alongside lovely Pangkongma, subsequently continuing to Gnashing Dingma, Chalem Kharka, Chunbu Kharka, where you will have a rest for one day for acclimatization. You will enjoy greenery sceneries all across the areas and then you will continue trekking through lovely Hinku valley, Tangnag, continue trekking to Dig Kharka, Khare, and then finally you will reach the base camp of Mera peak at the height of 5,300 meters height. You will have acclimatization. Once you are ready, you will move to a higher base camp at 5,800-meter height and finally ascend to the Mera peak from the top of the peak, you will have awesome views of nearby Himalayas and dazzling landscapes in the bellow and exploring all around, you will retrace back down to Lukla and then fly back to Kathmandu.

We have a carefully and specially devised itinerary in order for you to allow optimum options of building fitness and acclimatization so that you will easily be able to cope with the high altitude sickness. The peak is technically a bit difficult and challenging for climbing, which means you need to have adequate preparation and have climbing equipment such as ice ax, crampons, and other related peak climbing equipment apart from the adequate clothing like down jackets/mitts, boots, sleeping bag, etc.

It is not that you will only have an opportunity to explore the majestic mountains, glacial lakes, glaciers, rocky and sloppy hills filled with snow but equally, you will also be amazed by the dramatic scenes and sceneries including the beautiful villages settled by the legendary Sherpa, explore their unique culture, every-day lifestyles, rituals, enjoy the local dishes and delicacies and also the amazing ancient Buddhist monasteries, mani, Chhortens and so forth. All these sights are worth exploring and lifetime experience.

Highlights of Mera Peak Expedition 

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site excursion in Kathmandu. 
  • The short, scenic and adventurous flight to the world’s most dangerous airport is Lukla Airport. 
  • A pleasant and amazing off-the-beaten trek in the Mera Peak valley.
  • Explore rich Sherpa other ethnic communities and their culture. 
  • A glimpse of Numbur and Nupla mountain when you land at Lukla Airport. 
  • Enjoy the acclimatization at the traditional village of Tangnang and explore the stunning views of mountains and glaciers. 
  • Summit is the highest peak climbing in Nepal as well as in Everest Region. 
  • Explore the night landscapes of green forests, Buddhist shrines, village settlements along with rich biodiversity. 
  • Enjoy the mouth-watering views of the world’s highest mountains such as Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Kanchenjunga. 

 

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Itinerary

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This is our regular itinerary for Mera Peak Climbing, If you are looking for your own customized itinerary, feel free to contact us.

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal lies in the valley surrounded by beautiful green hills from all sides. If you come through the airways, our representative will be there in the airport terminal with your name to give you a warm welcome. After greeting you, our representative will drop you in your hotel and help you with all the check-in work. If you are arriving through the road, our representative will meet you at the respective destination. 

There will be no activities planned for you. You can take a rest and if you want to explore nearby you can go and explore yourself as well. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu 

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

After breakfast, you will be taken to visit some of the famous landmarks of Kathmandu such as  Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. They all are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and protected areas as all of them are historically, culturally rich, and ancient. You will get to explore these heritage sites with our experienced city tour guide. You will get a chance to know about the historical facts, stories and all the information related to these sites. 

Swyambhunath Stupa is one of the self-sprung Buddhist and Hindu temples, also called the monkey temple. You will enjoy the stupas, temples, shrines, monasteries, and many more things to explore. Similarly, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in Asia and it's an important pilgrimage center for Tibetian Buddhism. Likewise, Pashupatinath Temple is Nepal's biggest Hindu temple that lies on the bank of the Bagmati River, where people worship Lord Shiva shine. Watching the Hindu cremation rites at the bank of the Bagmati river might be a very new experience for you. Patan Durbar Square is one of the three royal squares in the valley. Built-in the medieval era, the Durbar Square used to be the Malla ruler's royal palace and was later used by Shah Kings. 

After your amazing whole day city excursion, you will get back to your hotel. After that, we will go to one Nepali Cultural Restaurant where you will get both delicious Nepali food along with an amazing cultural performance. You will meet your trekking guide, there will be a short briefing session about your trekking and the guide will basically answer all your queries. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Welcome Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

Breakfast at the hotel and we’ll catch an early morning flight to Lukla. Then we will begin our trekking to Paiya crossing the jungle trail, a bridge over Handi Khola and reach Surke Village. The path goes opposite of the Everest Trail. Ascending and descending, we will reach Paiya Village. Dinner and overnight at Paiya.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time30 min flight & 5-6 hours trek
  • Maximum Altitude2,840 m

From Paiya, we will cross the wooden bridge and walk to the slippery land of Kari la pass. A beautiful forest of rhododendron and bamboo is the main route through which we will walk. A glorious view of mountains and the view of Dudh Koshi River will surely mesmerize us. We will be at Pangkoma for the night.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,930 m

We will continue our trek out of Panggom after breakfast at the lodge and cross Panggom La pass. We pass through rhododendron forest, Peseng Kharka Khola, Peng Kharka Daanda and cross Ningsow Khola. Then we reach Ningsow Village. Dinner and overnight at Ningsow.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time4-5 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2863 m

From Ningsow, we will march in the steep and sloppy trail which is narrow and mountain trail. In our way we will have our breakfast. We will follow the trial of beautiful forest of rhododendron and bamboo. After walking of 4 to 5 hours we will reach Chhatra Khola where we will rest and staythe night.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude2,800 m

Breakfast at the Lodge and we will trek towards the north on the main trail to Mera Peak. Descending steeply to Thuli Kharka we will continue our trek up to Hinku valley of Kothe. We will move alongside Hinku Khola and straight ahead towards Tashing Ongma to cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe. There are several tea houses in this village and you can also explore the lifestyle of the people residing in this area. Overnight at Kothe. 

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude3,691 m

From Kothe, we will start walking in early morning. Beautiful ridge of Hinku khola in the shadow of Mera peak will be our main path. Lunch will be on the way. Viewing some beautiful monasteries and the glorious view of mountains we will reach Tangnang which will be memorable for life time.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude4,358 m

Today we are heading up from Tagnag towards the Mera Base camp at Khare. We follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines and to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to your camping spot at Khare after 3-4 hrs walk.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude5,045 m

This morning after a breakfast, we prepare our gear for ice climbing (This may depends on season and availability of Ice if ice not available then we just hike around or rest) – just above the Khare and need to walk couple of hrs from where there are good views of the Mera La and the route up the mountain. This will also be a time for practicing few hrs Ice climbing and our leader will teach you and instruct about the climbing. After few hrs practicing at glacier, stroll back to camp and final preparation of our equipment and packing of our mountain bags and overnight

  • Accommodation Campaign Tent
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull day
  • Maximum Altitude5,045 m

A very short trek allowing for as much acclimatization time and a day walk as you make your way to Mera Base Camp. We first climb to the crest of the moraine above Khare and then up a steep slope of scree or snow to reach a boulder strewn bowl below the lower tongue of the Mera Glacier. Reaching the pass Mera La (5,415m/17,766ft) allows us to see spectacular views; we then descend 100m (328ft) towards the Hongu side and set up base camp in the moraine below the ice and we overnight in Mera Base Camp.

  • Accommodation Campaign Tent
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude5,780 m

This is the most important day of our trek and our main destination. Today we will be climbing up to Mera Summit early in the morning to reach the summit by sunrise. The view of the great Himalayas from the top of the summit is just marvelous and amazing. Take pictures of the spectacular panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, Chamlang and other. After spending some time in the summit, we retrace our way back to the High Camp and then to Khare to spend our night.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time10 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude6,476 m

Today is our second day of rest. If the weather on the previous day did not favor our climb to the summit, we will continue our climb this day. You can also use this day as an acclimatization day to adjust your body to the higher altitudes.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Days
  • Maximum Altitude5,045 m

After fulfilling our dream, we will return back to lowland of Kothe. We will leave the beautiful Mera peak at its natural position and continue our way. We will carry all memory with us and some peictures of Mera peak in our camera. The same trial of Hinku valley will be our returning way. We will spend interesting night at Kothe.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude3,690m

From Kothe, we will climb for about 2 hours to reach Thuli Kharka. We will climb from forest of rhododendron and we view the magnificent view of mountain ranges of Mera peak. This all is in our side screen during the trek. It will take us about 5 to 6 hours to reach at Thuli Kharka and enjoy night.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude4,300m

 This is going to be our last night in the Himalayan region. We will return back to Lukla following the same route taken before and cross Zatrwa La Pass to reach Lukla village. After reaching Lukla, you can rest or explore the village and the lifestyle of the inhabitants of the village. Have your final dinner with the crew and overnight at the Lodge.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude2,840m

Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the 35 minutes scenic flight takes us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, we are met and transferred back to our hotel. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance performances.

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time30 min flight
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

Our airport representative will drop you at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport for your final departure from Nepal. Please more that you have to be at airport before 3 hours of flight time.

  • MealsBreakfast

What's Included

  • Airport picks up and drops. 
  • Three-night accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu in BB plan,( Hotel Kumari Boutique).
  • Twin-sharing standard tea house accommodations during the trekking and a few nights accommodation in the campaign tent. 
  • Full board meal during the trek and climbing which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 
  • Seasonal fruits as a desert during trekking and climbing. 
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles. 
  • Services of English-speaking, trained and experienced staff including trekking guide(leader), expedition guide (leader), and porters including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu round trip flight fare. 
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in a traditional restaurant in Kathmandu. 
  • Porter during the trekking ( 1 Porter for 2 clients).
  • All necessary paperwork: Gaurishanker National Park Permit Fee, Trekking Permits, TIMS Card, and Mera Peak Permit. 
  • Footprint Adventure t-shirt, trekking map, trip completion, and summit achievement certificate.
  • The trekking duffel bag is returned after trip completion. 
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment such as ropes, harness, helmet, ice screw, and snow bar. 
  • Medical kit carried by your trekking leader. 
  • Travel and Rescue arrangements for the Island Peak expedition.
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties
  • Visa fees, international airfare & departure taxes
  • Personal climbing equipment (can hire in Kathmandu)
  • Excess baggage charges in domestic flights in Lukla 
  • Lunch and dinner in the city
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Garbage deposit fee USD 250 ( Refundable)
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills, hot showers, and other expenses
  • Tips for drivers, guides, and porters
  • Services don't includes an in-service inclusive column

Dates & Price

These are fixed departure dates, if you are looking for your own date and customized trips, feel free to contact us.

Departure DateTrip StatusPrice 
dateOctober 06, 2022 - October 23, 2022StatusAvailablepriceUS$2499
dateOctober 29, 2022 - November 15, 2022StatusAvailablepriceUS$2499

Additional Info

Flight

Flight is a very important thing for Mera Peak Climbing. While you are going to Lukla or coming to Kathmandu from Lukla time will not fly on time because of weather so after finishing the trekking,  you need to take the private helicopter from Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu to catch the international flight.  so you have to take a minimum of 02 days extra for  Mera Peak Climbing.

High Altitude Sickness

Mera Peak Climbing would be a lifetime memory in your life. If you are not fit we will not recommend this expedition. While you are going toward the Mera Peak Climbing, you have to eat a lot of food and drink. If you have other problems you have to admit the hospital soon in this case you call the helicopter for rescue and our staff will help with your treatment. If you have medical insurance the rescue helicopter payment will be covered by the insurance company so medical insurance is necessary to go on this expedition.

Expedition Grade 

Mera Peak Climbing is a pretty long trek that goes right into high mountain country so, it is physically quite strenuous and involves approx 5-8 hours trekking along the way. There is no previous experience is required, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in the high altitude conditions.

Weather

The best seasons for Mera Peak Climbing are from September until November and from the beginning of March until May. The morning time is clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, & disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible with the proper guidance and information from the local travel agencies. 

Food & Drinking Water 

We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks. Besides this, well serve the fresh seasonal fruits as a desert. You can find the traditional local taste, Nepalese cuisine, continental and western taste in almost all the places. The bottles of water is available along the trail until the last village. You can take buy boil water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water purifying medicines.

Transportation

During this entire trip, you'll use different ways of transportation. From the beginning of the trip when you land at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the private vehicles will come to pick you and the next day again the necessary private vehicles will help you to go around the Kathmandu valley for sightseeing. Furthermore, for the Lukla, you'll use the small twin-otter aircraft to land there for trekking. 

Telephone, Internet & Electricity

Mera Peak Climbing there are few places available telephone and the internet. You can get an internet password from the hotel counter.  Telephone and internet costs would be extra on your trip. Most of the lodges/ guest houses take an additional charge for battery charging. There is no electricity in the base camp. There is electricity or solar power where you can recharge your camera batteries, laptop, mobile, etc. that cost you need to pay extra.

Group Leader and Crew

We promise we will provide Trained Experienced with honest with local Trekking Guide and Sherpa staff when there are 6 or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members. Also, for the Mera Peak Climbing, we will provide the experienced, certified, and professional climber who'll help you to achieve the summit step. 

Trekking(Climbing) Equipment

It's not necessary to spend a lot of money on extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The Majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu. Normal climbing equipment such as ropes, harness, helmet, ice ax will be provided. For the details of trekking and climbing equipment, you can click here

Trekking (Climbing) Days

The time schedule is very important for enjoying the trip with among the Guide porters and trekkers Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk.  The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing, or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

Customize Itinerary

As per your time schedule if there is not a suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu so place to mention your suitable time and date then we will organize your great trip to Mera Peak Climbing.

Trip Extensions

In addition to Mera Peak Climbing, we can organize trips to Langtang Trekking, Annapurna Trekking,  Everest base camp trekking, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Ama Dablam, Pisang peak expedition, Chulu East Peak, Island, Chulu West Peak, Mera Peak, Yala Peak climbing, Manaslu Trekking, Mustang Trekking, water rafting,  jungle safari, City tour (Kathmandu, Pokhara or Lumbini ), homestay Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour, Bhutan tour or India tour so an extension trip as per your time frame.

FAQs

Q1. Where is Mera Peak?

Mera Peak (6476m), which is located in the Mahalangur portion of Nepal's Sagarmatha Zone, Solukhumbu District, and Makalu Barun National Park, is reputed to be the highest allowed trekking peak in the world. It is located east of the main Everest mountain in the Himalayan region of Mahalangur.

 

The primary day of your climb is Summit Day. It will undoubtedly be a difficult, demanding, lengthy, yet equally gratifying day. Depending on the conditions on the mountain, we begin the ascent as early as two or three in the morning. Depending on the climber, the ascent will typically take 10 to 14 hours.

Despite Mera Peak's elevation of 6476 meters, the climb only requires a fundamental understanding of mountaineering techniques and is a straightforward glacier trip. It's a peak with a moderate degree of technical difficulty, but getting to the top requires a lengthy, arduous climb and caution on the way down, which passes through moraines, ice fields, snowfields, and glaciers. A climber must be physically fit and mentally prepared to handle challenging circumstances at a high altitude in order to make it to High Camp (summit night).

 

Island Peak and Mera Peak each have their own unique characteristics that make them ideal for peak climbing in Nepal. There are some notable variations between Mera Peak and Island Peak climbing. Island Peak is somewhat higher than Mera Peak and is considered slightly more challenging due to its steeper ice climbs. Island Peak may be climbed without any prior mountaineering experience, whereas Mera may necessitate basic mountaineering abilities as well as some technical expertise.

In the end, the ascending segment at Island Peak is more difficult than that at Mera Peak. However, the climb up to Mera Peak's base camp is more difficult than that of Island Peak. In addition, the trail to Island Peak Base Camp is significantly busier than the trail to Mera Peak Base Camp.

Porter allows for a maximum of about 25 KG in luggage. We will supply one porter for each pair of hikers. The weight limit for the flight to Lukla is up to 10 kg. Excess fees apply for taking additional baggage.

 

Mera Peak can be reached through three main passes. Here are the other approaches to Mera Peak:

  • Route 1 for Climbing Mera Peak: over Zawtra La Pass (4610m)
  • Route 2 for Climbing Mera Peak: Paiya, Pangom, and Ramailo Danda
  • Route 3 for Climbing Mera Peak: Cholem Kharka, Khola Kharka, and Panch Pokhari.

Before our summit attempt on Mera Peak, we will spend one night at Base Camp and another at High Camp. We'll head back to Khare that evening. In case of inclement weather or for any other reason, we will have one reserve day. In that scenario, High Camp will be our home for another night.

 

The important thing is to adapt. We strongly advise giving the trail enough time. Strength and endurance training, physical preparation, familiarity with multi-day hikes, and prior trekking experience above 4000m are all recommended before you begin your walk back home. The proper tools and equipment are also essential. Having said that, we will offer the greatest logistics and assistance during your journey, and our knowledgeable, seasoned, and amiable Sherpa guides will be there to give you guys the best opportunity of reaching the summit.

Of course! We urge you to enter this isolated area with adequate insurance coverage. It is advised to purchase travel insurance that includes emergency evacuation, injuries, lost baggage, liability, and medical care. All of the activities that you will be engaged in while in Nepal must be covered by insurance. Depending on your coverage, we can arrange the proper medical response.

The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) issues climbing permits for trekking peaks that provide the climber permission to attempt the climb on a certain peak or route. A climbing permit is required for Mera Peak. The cost of the package includes the climbing permit, which we will organize together with the transportation service.

 

 

Your personal equipment needed for the climb up Mera Peak can be managed by us. We can also suggest a few reputable retailers where you can rent or purchase quality down coats or sleeping bags.

 

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