Trip Duration 17 Days
Max-Altitude Mera Peak (6,461 m)
Group Size 1-16 Pax
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Trip Difficulty Hard
Best Season Mar-May & Sep-Dec
Accommodation Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
Transportation Domestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM)
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Trip Introduction

Overview of Mera Peak Climbing

The highest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera Peak, is an excellent choice for novice climbers because the standard route up it involves relatively little difficult climbing. Therefore, Mera Peak in the Nepal Himalayas is a great option for first-time mountaineers. A little technical skill is all you need to consider Mera Peak climbing.

Your adventure to climb Mera Peak begins with a beautiful flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You are going to love this unspoiled portion of the Everest region! It is absolutely stunning, with lush green terraced fields, dense forests, rushing streams, swinging bridges, and even yak pastures. And the best part? You will have the highest mountains in the world as your backdrop. Enjoy! Sherpa villages and guesthouses nestled in the beautiful summer pastures are the perfect retreat for tired trekkers.

Did you know that Tenzing Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary, who were the first climbers of Mount Everest, also climbed Mera Peak before and after their Everest ascent? The destination has increased in popularity over the years. From the very beginning, Mera Peak climbing has been a great platform to prepare yourself for the Everest climb.

Mera Peak climbing is a great choice for those with some mountaineering experience. This peak might be a bit challenging due to its elevation, but do not worry – the technical mountaineering skills needed are pretty basic. In addition, the experienced Sherpa guide from Nepalholiday will kindly give us helpful mountaineering training before we reach the summit.

On the way to Mera Peak Climbing

The journey starts with a thrilling and picturesque flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After arriving in Lukla, you will begin your trek to Paiya, a quaint village situated at an elevation of 2,730m/8,956ft.

Depending on the weather, Mera Peak is usually not hard but can be interesting. You should already know how to climb on snow. Before climbing, you can rest and learn new skills at Base Camp. You will walk through the rocky paths and climb up to the snowline. You will then have to cross glaciated and crevassed terrain as well as a 300-meter headwall to get to the top hill.

The top of Mera Peak is the best place to climb in the Nepal Himalayas, so it will be a one-of-a-kind experience. When you climb this hill, you find out that the lower parts are home to many different types of wild plants and animals. Getting to the top will be a little dangerous, but what really matters are the perks at the top.

Experience Needed For Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak is a somehow difficult climb that requires a certain amount of climbing training. People who want to climb also have experience hiking at high altitudes and using basic climbing gear like harnesses, ropes, crampons, and ice tools.

To do the long and difficult trek, which involves walking for hours every day on steep terrain at high altitudes, you need to be in good shape and have a lot of energy.

Since Mera Peak is 6,461 meters (21,1907 ft) high, hikers are also encouraged to practice climbing peaks that are at least 5,000 meters high.

Trip Schedule

Itinerary of Mera Peak Climbing

Max-altitude 1400 m/4593 ft

On the second day, you’ll spend time getting ready for the trek and ascent. This includes meeting up with your guide, having a briefing session, and checking all of your equipment to make sure it’s in top condition. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the area and pick up any last-minute necessities.

Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 2,730m/8,956ft

On the third day, you will take an early morning flight to Lukla, a small town in the Khumbu region. From Lukla, you will start your trek to Paiya, a small village situated at an elevation of 2,730m. The trail passes through dense forests, steep hillsides, and traditional villages.

Trekking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 2,846m/9,337ft

Your journey will proceed from Paiya towards Panggom, a quaint village nestled at an altitude of 2,846m. The path is moderately steep, and you’ll traverse various ridges and streams before arriving at Panggom. As you trek, you’ll behold breathtaking vistas of the beautiful surroundings.

Trekking 4-5 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 2,863m/9,393ft

On day five of the trek, you’ll journey from Panggom to Ningsow, a quaint village nestled at an altitude of 2,863m. You’ll traverse through thick woods of rhododendron and bamboo, and navigate several suspension bridges spanning the roaring rivers.

Trekking 7-8 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 2,800m/9,186ft

On the sixth day of the trek, you’ll embark on a journey from Ningsow to Chhatra Khola. This quaint settlement can be found at an altitude of 2,800m and is surrounded by lush forests, traditional villages, and terraced fields. Throughout the trek, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

Trekking 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 3,691m/12,109ft

The adventure entails a trek from Chhatra Khola to Kothe, a petite hamlet nestled at a height of 3,691m. The path meanders through verdant woodlands, treating you to awe-inspiring panoramas of the picturesque terrain. Additionally, you’ll catch a glimpse of the magnificent Hinku valley.

Trekking 3-4 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 4,358m/14,297ft

On day eight of the trek, you’ll journey from Kothe to Thaknak, a quaint hamlet situated at a height of 4,358m. Along the way, you’ll traverse the Hinku valley, and be treated to breathtaking vistas of the Mera Peak and other majestic peaks in the vicinity.

Trekking 2-3 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 5,045m/16,486ft

The next leg of your journey will involve trekking from Thaknak to Khare, which serves as the base camp for the Mera Peak ascent. At an elevation of 5,045m, Khare provides mesmerizing panoramas of the Himalayan mountain range. It is imperative to take some time to acclimate and get ready for the climb.

Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The next leg of your journey will involve trekking from Thaknak to Khare, which serves as the base camp for the Mera Peak ascent. At an elevation of 5,045m, Khare provides mesmerizing panoramas of the Himalayan mountain range. It is imperative to take some time to acclimate and get ready for the climb.

Trekking 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Camping
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 5,780m/18,958ft

During the eleventh day of your trek, you will embark on a challenging and steep trail from Khare to Mera High Camp, which stands tall at an altitude of 5,780m. Despite the physical exertion required, the breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas that you’ll witness along the way will undoubtedly make the effort worthwhile.

Trekking 8-9 hrs
Accommodation Camping
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 6,461 m/21,1907 ft

Conquering Mera Peak today is a trip highlight. We begin around 2:00 a.m., and it will be really chilly, so we must prepare ourselves appropriately. We have to make our way up some very steep hills and tight trails if we want to reach the peak. We’ll need ropes, too, to get across some crevasses. Reaching the top of Mera Peak is an exciting experience. There will be no obstructions to your view of mountains like Everest (8,848 meters), Cho-Oyu (8,210 meters), Lhotse (8,516 meters), Makalu (8,463 meters), Kangchenjunga (8,586 meters), Nuptse (7,855 meters), Chamlang (7,319 meters), and Baruntse (7,129 ).


We need to allow for a day extra because the weather might be unpredictable at such a high altitude (6,461 meters). If we can’t make it up today, we’ll try again tomorrow. If we are able to complete our mission on the first day, we shall skip over that day and go on to Khare.

Trekking 4-5 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 3600 m/11808 ft

Our trip back to Lukla will begin in a few days. After making our way down from Khare, our first stop for the night will be Kothe.

Trekking 5-6 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 4,300 m/14,107ft

Our first trip of the day will be in Taktho, and we plan to depart bright and early to get there. We’ll continue hiking up the route until we reach Thuli Kharka, our overnight destination.

Trekking 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Max-altitude 4,620 m/15,157 ft

Today is our last day on the trail, and we’ll be making our way back to Lukla. The Zatrwa La Pass needs to be climbed and traversed first. From here, we get a magnificent view of the Lukla Valley and the surrounding Himalayas.

Meals Breakfast
Max-altitude 1400 m/4593 ft

The final day of foot travel is today. We’re going to head toward Lukla. As you make your way lower in elevation, you’ll find that hiking becomes easier. At the park’s exit, we’ll travel through the welcoming community of Jorsale. We’ll ascend to Ghat and Cheplung after crossing Monjo and Phakding, and then we’ll cross the suspension bridge at Thado Koshi. The last 40 minutes of climbing will get us to Lukla.

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What's Included?

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Two-way flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan as per itinerary
  • Accommodation in lodges/tea houses and tents during the expedition
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the expedition
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry fee and TIMS card
  • Mera Peak Climbing permits and necessary documents
  • Sherpa guides (English speaking, trained in first aid)
  • Porters for personal and group gear
  • Staff insurance
  • Group climbing gear, e.g. ropes, ice screws, tents, cooking equipment, first aid kits
  • Climbing certificate

What's Excluded?

  • International flight ticket.
  • International airport tax
  • Visa Fee
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Tips for staff and guide
  • Trip Insurance
  • Personal costs like drinks, laundry, hot showers, bottled water
  • Personal climbing equipment and clothing
  • Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above
Good to Know

Essential Information - Mera Peak Climbing

Best Time for Mera Peak Climbing

Spring (March, April, and May) and autumn (September, October, and November) are the best times to climb Mera Peak. Most of the time, we find that May and October are the best times to climb Mera Peak. Autumn and spring are the best times to climb Mera Peaks because of the weather and temperature.

Physical Preparation for Mera Peak Climbing

In order to climb Mera Peak, you have to walk for 6–7 hours every day. You will be walking on rough, rocky ground. To help with this, it is necessary to build a strong core and length, as well as stamina.

Mera Peak climbing is ideal for novice climbers with little past experience in peak climbing, but you need to be physically and mentally ready for it.

Mera Peak Climbing Accommodation

Accommodation during Mera Peak climbing is a combination of a teahouse and camping. During the trek, we will spend the entire trek in a basic lodge on a twin-sharing basis. But if you want a single room, you can get one for an extra fee. But this addition is not always possible because of busy times and lots of people.

At the base camp and high camp for Mera Peak, we will stay in mountain tents that can generally fit two people. We highly suggest you carry your own sleeping bag. On downhill routes, you might want to use a sleeping bag cushion so you do not get too hot when you sleep in an open-zipped 4-season bag.

Most asked questions

FAQs about Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak is a mountain located in the Mahalangur section, Barun sub-section of the Himalaya and administratively in the Sagarmatha Zone, Sankhuwasabha, of Nepal. It is classified as a trekking peak at 6,461 meters (21,246 ft) in height.

Mera Peak is a trekking peak with a height of 6,461 meters (21,247 feet).

We have set plans for Mera Peak climbing for a total of 17 days. During the inquiry phase, you can let us know if you want to spend more time on its existence. We are happy to customize the trip to fit your needs.

The permit differs from the route we choose to take. We picked one of the most popular routes for ascending Mera Peak, which requires a Local Area Permit and a Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit.

It is fantastic if you have your own group. You may also choose solo peak climbing if you so desire; we are open to all possibilities.

You should not stress out much about altitude sickness. You have a high chance of getting altitude sickness while climbing that high.

The autumn season in Nepal is September–November. For many reasons, autumn is the best time to visit Nepal. Primarily, this season has great weather. The monsoon rainfall has eliminated dust and pollutants, improving air quality. The atmosphere now has a refreshing clarity, with clear blue skies and better Himalayan mountain visibility. This is a good time for trekking and mountaineering because the trails are dry and the landscapes are lush.

The months of March to May, offer ideal weather and stunning scenery, making it a great time to visit this Himalayan nation. The weather makes spring in Nepal appealing. The air is clear and the temperatures are moderate during this season, making outdoor activities and Himalayan expeditions more enjoyable and feasible. The region’s clean air makes the majestic mountain ranges, including Mount Everest, visible. The absence of monsoon clouds and winter’s extreme cold cause this advantage.

Travellers Experiences

Reviews on Mera Peak Climbing


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Mari Viitala
Turku, Finland

Thank you very much for a wonderful trek and climb

This is a very good service, especially for someone visiting Nepal for the first time. The welcome was friendly and transport to hotel quick. A nice hotel with friendly staff and all the essential services. Good, central location. Room charge is a bit steep though.

A good tour to 3 beautiful locations in Kathmandu valley was good. It was in my opinion very nice to have a guide with me. The sightseeing is a great extra service because it makes the client feel very welcome.

When I asked to fly to Lukla one day early, the company said “no problem” and organised this right away. That kind of flexibility is highly appreciated. The flight to Lukla was ok, a bit scary perhaps.

My guide was a very professional and friendly man. The porters were also friendly and polite. I am very happy with my guide and crew.

The camping equipment was all good quality and lodges were nice with tidy rooms and friendly staff. Camping spots were well chosen, tent was pitched nicely every day and all my bags were put in the tent for me.

A farewell dinner is a good additional service and a nice way to end the trip. All the arrangements were done professionally, and the trek was very well organised.

Thank you very much for a wonderful trek and Mera peak climbing. I can happily recommend them to all trekkers who are coming to Nepal.

Baciu Dorin Sorih
Piatra Neamt, Romania

The expedition is successful

The hotel in Kathmandu was good, we stayed in Hotel Thamel and the service was amazing.  There is no problem with transport service, transport hotel to domestic airport, flight Kathmandu-Lukla.

1 guide and 2 porters. The guide Jangbu Sherpa knows the route very well, has very good experience in climbing, and is a very serious person. The porter was very young, worked very hard.

The lodge as per the itinerary was good with clean rooms and 2 professional tents, North Face. The farewell was very good- Rum Doodle Restauran

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