10 Days Mera Peak Climb

  • 10 Days
Price per personUS$2299
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 3899
2 - 2 US$ 2899
3 - 5 US$ 2499
6 - 10 US$ 2399
$3899 x 1 guests:
$3899

Total
$3899
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  • Trip Duration10 Days
  • Best SeasonSpring and Autumn
  • Max Altitude6,476 m

Overview

“Are you ready to venture beyond Nepal’s most well-known trekking routes? Join Alpine Ramble Treks and step into the clouds to conquer what’s widely regarded as the highest trekking peak in Nepal: the incomparable Mera Peak.”

Climb to the summit of the highest trekking peak in Nepal.

Have you ever dreamed of reaching the summit of a genuine Himalayan mountain? Trekking in Nepal represents one of the most rewarding activities for travelers from all over the world, but there’s a certain kind of person who yearns for more. Ascending to a Himalayan mountaintop is the stuff dreams are made of: with an endless sea of white-capped summits spreading out at your feet, and you’ll feel like you’re standing on top of the world.

Fortunately, not all mountains are as daunting as Everest, and there are plenty of trekking peaks in Nepal that require only basic mountaineering skills. If you’ve set your sights on conquering what’s widely regarded as the highest trekking peak in Nepal, look no further than Mera Peak. This mighty mountain rises to a staggering 6,461 meters in elevation, and our challenging Mera Peak climbing itinerary will bring you to the summit and back in just ten days.

Venture into the wilds of Nepal’s most scenic mountain wilderness.

While our 10-day Mera Peak climbing itinerary begins in Lukla, our path soon diverges from the well-trodden trail to Everest Base Camp. Instead of continuing through Khumbu’s most familiar territories, we’ll embark upon an expedition into the impossibly beautiful Hinku Valley.

This is an alpine wonderland that comparatively few travelers have discovered, where holy lakes rest beneath the watchful eyes of towering Himalayan mountains, and picturesque Sherpa settlements lie scattered between isolated pockets of a quiet forest.

We’ll take the classic approach to Mera Peak, setting out from Lukla and arriving at the mountain by coming over the high-altitude pass of Zatra La. When you first lay eyes upon Mera itself, you’ll soon understand why climbers have been drawn to its summit for decades.

What’s it like to climb Mera Peak?

While Mera Peak is known as a trekking peak, this actually represents a distinction applied by the Nepal Mountaineering Association to reflect the fees and permits associated with accessing the mountain.

While you only need basic mountaineering skills for this Nepal trekking itinerary, climbing Mera Peak is a challenging adventure that will test and reward you in equal measure.

This is high-altitude hiking at its finest: you’ll traverse permanently frozen glaciers, venture into little-explored Himalayan valleys, and achieve remarkable views as you approach the summit. In fact, the mountain actually has multiple summits, and there’s been some administrative debate about whether it’s really the highest trekking peak in Nepal.

But make no mistake: You’ll still be ascending to a breathless 6,461 meters, where you’ll enjoy unbelievable panoramic views of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. If this sounds like a mountain climbing expedition for you, don’t hesitate to contact Alpine Ramble Treks via WhatsApp at +977 9851175531.

Best Time of Year to Climb Mera Peak With the Helicopter retrun

Weather in the Himalayas is variable, and the best trekking seasons are usually determined by the arrival of the summer monsoon. In order to avoid the wettest conditions, many hikers travel during the spring, which occurs from February to March. However, climbing Mera Peak comes with its own set of challenges.

While trekking earlier in the spring is certainly possible, the strong likelihood of snow presents additional complications and requires a heightened level of preparedness. Other trekkers might prefer to tackle Mera Peak during the autumn months of October or November when days are clear and mountain views are crisp.

If you need help deciding when to travel, contact Alpine Ramble Treks: we’ll be happy to arrange a customized itinerary to plan the most rewarding adventure possible.

Mera Peak Climbing Difficulty

While Mera Peak is classified as a trekking peak, that doesn’t mean that summiting this Himalayan mountain will be a walk in the park.

You’ll be trekking well above 5,000 meters in elevation for days, and you’ll be reaching a maximum altitude of 6,461 meters: this is serious alpine territory that demands physical fitness and plenty of time to acclimatize.

Each day’s hike can consist of up to approximately six hours of strenuous trekking, and you’ll need some basic mountaineering skills to prepare for the toughest sections of the trail. Fortunately, Alpine Ramble Treks is here to help.

We’ve prepared an itinerary that will allow you sufficient time to acclimatize, and our climbing guides are well-versed in the skills and techniques necessary to climb Nepal’s best trekking peaks. We’ve led countless successful expeditions to the summit of Mera Peak, and we’d love for you to join us on our next climb!

More Trekking Peaks in Nepal

There are lots of trekking peaks in Nepal, and if our 10-day Mera Peak climbing itinerary isn’t quite right for you, there are plenty of alternative options to consider. Our 18-day Mera Peak climbing itinerary offers additional time to acclimatize and explore the beauty of the Hinku Valley, while our 15-day Island Peak climbing itinerary will introduce you to Nepal’s most famous trekking peak.

This trekking adventure can also be combined with an expedition to Everest Base Camp for a comprehensive 19-day adventure in Khumbu. If you’d prefer to climb in the Annapurna region, we also offer an exciting trek to the high-altitude summit of Dhampus Peak. But if you’re not sure which trek is right for you, don’t worry—just reach out to Alpine Ramble Treks for some free expert advice.

 

Mera Peak Climbing Highlights

  • Cross the dramatic alpine pass of Zatra La to access the secret Hinku Valley.
  • Explore crowd-free trails on your way to the summit of a bona fide Himalayan mountain.
  • View some of the highest mountains in the world: Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Lhotse.
  • Climb to 6,461 meters in elevation to stand at the top of the mighty Mera Peak.

 

Additional Benefits of this Epic Mera Peak Climb with the helicopter return with us.

  • Free transfers to and from Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival and departure.
  • Complimentary use of any necessary trekking equipment, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walkie-talkies, trekking poles, and an oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse.
  • Fun souvenirs of your Himalayan adventure: a trekking route map, a t-shirt emblazoned with the Alpine Ramble Treks logo, and a hat!

 

Please note: The trekking times indicated below are approximate and are best used as general guidelines. During the Everest Three Passes Trek, you’ll be able to travel freely at your own pace.

Itinerary

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Our Mera Peak climbing itinerary begins in Nepal’s busy, fascinating, and endlessly beautiful capital city of Kathmandu. If you’ve arrived a few days in advance, you’ve probably already started to acquaint yourself with the city’s historic temples, winding alleys, and friendly people. From Kathmandu, we’ll take a short flight to Lukla to begin our climbing expedition. The flight clocks in at just half an hour, and it offers impossibly scenic views of vast swathes of Nepal’s mightiest Himalayan mountains. After touching down in Lukla, we’ll meet up with the rest of our team, including the hard-working porters who you’ll enjoy getting to know over the next ten days. When it’s time to hit the trail, we’ll trek for approximately two hours across pleasant fields, shaded woodlands, and a few outlying settlements. Our destination today is Chutanga, where we’ll check in at a local guesthouse and enjoy our first night in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal.

Please note: Your flight to Lukla may depart from the Ramechhap Airport in Manthali rather than Kathmandu, due to ongoing upgrades at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Alpine Ramble Treks will keep you apprised of the situation and arrange any necessary additional transportation via microbus.

    Are you ready for the first real challenge on your journey to climb Mera Peak? We’ll start by ascending to the east, rising from rhododendron forests into a barren world of rock and snow. If the snow is especially heavy, this will be the first occasion to equip ourselves with crampons, helmets, and ice axes as we climb into the true alpine territory. During our trek throughout the day, you’ll be afforded sublime views of the glacial Dudh Koshi River tracing its serpentine path through the highlands of the Khumbu. The highest point on today’s trek will be the mountain pass of Zatra La, which sits at an impressive altitude of about 4,600 meters above sea level. Climbing up and over Zatra La will bring us into the lovely Hinku Valley as we approach Mera Peak. We’ll descend for about 300 meters before reaching today’s destination: a comfortable trekking lodge at Thuli Kharka.

    Please note: Depending on the progress of our acclimatization, we may need to spend an additional night in Chutanga, moving our trek over Zatra La to the third day of our Mera Peak climbing itinerary. For this reason, it’s always a good idea to build a few extra days into your travel plans and remain flexible with your schedule. As always, your safety is our first priority.

      Today’s trek begins with a short ascent over a series of small passes above Thuli Kharka, where the distant mountains of the Hinku Valley are layered one upon the other, fading into the entrancing blue mist of early-morning fog. We’ll also get our first good look at the mighty Mera Peak itself, but we won’t be doing any more climbing today. Instead, we’ll focus on making a slow descent through rhododendron woodlands and stopping for lunch at an especially picturesque spot along the way. The scenery on the second half of today’s hike is nothing short of remarkable. We’ll trek amongst towering cliffs, navigate steep slopes of loose rock, and gradually make our way to the floor of the valley. We’ll stop for the day at Kothe, which is also known as Gotay; most places in the Himalayas go by multiple names, and it’s not uncommon to encounter many different ways to spell them. But no matter what you call it, Kothe represents a well-deserved place to rest and spend the next night of our Mera Peak climbing itinerary.

        With Zatra La well behind us now, we’ll start to enjoy genuine solitude on the mountain paths of the Khumbu. Today’s route climbs through a rocky wilderness, crossing several yak trails and offering great views of both Mera Peak and the impressive mountain known as Kusum Kanguru. We’ll also have the opportunity to visit a small Buddhist monastery along the way. Called Lungsumgba Gompa, the monastery is believed to be more than 200 years old—in addition to an authentic cultural encounter, this stop will also offer the chance to catch a brief rest. Moving on, we’ll reach the small settlement of Thagnak. There are just a handful of trekking lodges here, but the good standard of accommodation here will ensure another comfortable night in the mountains—and the Himalayan views from here are a reward unto themselves.

        Please note: Your guide may recommend spending a second night in Thagnak for acclimatization purposes. If this is necessary, you can spend the second day here exploring Thagnak’s immediate surroundings; trekking to the nearby glacial lake of Sabai Tso makes for an exceptional day hike. We can also take this opportunity to practice some basic mountaineering skills in preparation for our upcoming ascent to Mera Peak itself.

          After breakfast this morning, it’s time to take the next steps on our Mera Peak climbing itinerary. Today’s trail has some tricky terrain in store for us; we’ll start by climbing a steep glacial moraine, quickly gaining height and earning great views of windswept mountains and frozen alpine lakes. From here, we’ll descend into grazing pastures with wide-open panoramic vistas of splendid natural scenery. After picking out a pleasant spot to stop for lunch, we’ll shoulder our packs and begin climbing once more—we’ll be leaving the scenic Hinku Valley behind and ascending into higher, wilder territory. Our destination today is the small town of Khare, which boasts spectacular views of Nepal’s most beautiful Himalayan mountains. While some trekkers and climbers choose to set up their tents at one of Khare’s many campsites, we’ll opt for lodge-style accommodation to make sure we get plenty of rest over the next two nights.

            While our Mera Peak climbing itinerary has included several possible acclimatization days, this rest day is built directly into our 10-day itinerary. Once we reach Khare, we’ll be sleeping at an altitude higher than 5,000 meters above sea level. To cope with this extraordinary elevation, our bodies need additional time to adjust in order to reduce our risk of contracting symptoms of altitude sickness. Fortunately, Khare is situated in some of Nepal’s most spectacular Himalayan wilderness, and you’re sure to enjoy the chance to relax in the midst of this splendid scenery. We’ll also be sure to spend some time to make any final climbing preparations. We can practice the proper use of crampons, ice axes, ropes, and abseiling techniques. If you’d like to stretch your legs, we can take an acclimatization hike in the direction of the mountain pass known as Mera La. This day hike will give you a sneak preview of the mountain we’ll soon be climbing. This afternoon, we’ll return to Khare to spend another night. 

              Are you ready for a real adventure? Today represents one of the toughest challenges on our Mera Peak climb, as we’ll be ascending to an elevation of 5,780 meters. While some climbing itineraries will stop at Mera Base Camp or pitch a tent at Mera La, our 10-day Mera Peak itinerary will bring us right to Mera High Camp. We’ll pick our route carefully today, as our path leads across frozen glaciers of dazzling beauty, where overnight snowfall may affect our route. The journey between Khare and Mera High Camp will also treat us to unforgettable views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu. As our boots crunch across the hard-packed snow and wreathes of cloud swirl between the highest peaks of the Himalayas, you’ll truly feel on top of the world. Mera High Camp itself is comprised of just a few tent platforms sheltered beneath some overhanging rock. We’ll set up our tents here, prepare a hot meal, and have a late-afternoon briefing about tomorrow’s plans.

                Today is the big day: before the first light of sunrise breaks across the Himalayas, we’ll set out for the summit of Mera Peak. As we trek in the mid-morning darkness, our path will be lit by the brave glow of our headlamps, and the only sound will be our boots breaking through the crust of ice which covers our trail. While the ascent isn’t particularly difficult, the extreme altitude will force us to keep to a moderate, safe pace as we climb. We’ll actually visit two different summits today: the southern summit and the higher main summit, which sits at an incredible 6,461 meters in elevation. Shortly before reaching the main summit, we’ll use a series of fixed ropes and jumars to make our final approach to the peak. We can only spend a few minutes at this kind of altitude, so we’ll soon make our descent of the mountain and spend the rest of the day trekking back to Khare. We’ll celebrate our accomplishments at our trekking lodge—we’ve successfully climbed Mera Peak!

                Please note: If weather renders the summit impossible to reach, or if one of our party experiences altitude sickness, we may need an additional day in this itinerary to make a second attempt on Mera Peak. Please remember to be flexible and heed your guide’s advice.

                  With many miles of trail—and one mountain summit—behind us, we’ll make the next leg of our journey by helicopter. This is the secret of our 10-day Mera Peak climbing itinerary, and it’s one of the reasons that Alpine Ramble Treks is able to offer the shortest and most affordable version of this epic Himalayan mountain trek. After enjoying a leisurely breakfast this morning, we’ll take to the air while the sky is clear. Flying low over the tallest mountains in the world is sure to represent one of the most memorable experiences in any traveler’s lifetime, and it’s nothing short of astounding to watch the terrain unfold beneath your feet in a fraction of the time it takes to travel on foot. When we land in Lukla, you’ll have the rest of the day at your disposal. This airport mountain town is known for high-quality bakeries, quirky bars, and friendly locals. We’ll enjoy a celebratory dinner in town before turning in for the night.

                    Now that we’ve climbed Mera Peak and returned from the mountains, it’s time to depart from the storied highlands of the Khumbu and return to the Kathmandu Valley. Our morning flight will put us back in Nepal’s capital city in plenty of time for your outgoing flight. Alternatively, if you have any ongoing travel plans in Nepal, we’ll get you checked into a first-rate hotel and help arrange your next adventure. Thank you for choosing Alpine Ramble Treks to lead your Mera Peak climb!

                      Trip inclusion

                      • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop-off and all
                      • ground transport private vehicles.
                      • Full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek and Climbing the mountain.
                      • A highly experienced and knowledgeable English-speaking trekking Guide
                      • A highly experienced and knowledgeable English-speaking climbing guide
                      • All Food, Accommodation, Transportation, Insurance, and transportation for the guides.
                      • All necessary paperwork: Sagarmatha National Park fee, climbing permit, and TIMS card.
                      • 2-Night at a 3-star tourist hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
                      • Special climbing permits for Mera Peak.
                      • Round trip flight from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu, including applicable departure taxes
                      • Water purification tablets to purify your water during the trek for a safe drink
                      • All Camping Equipment (kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chair, and kitchen utensils
                      • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket, etc.. on return basic
                      • Trekking lodge (Tea House) and tents during the trek and climbing periods.
                      • Group gears and supplies (ropes, ice screws, snow bars).
                      • Snacks (crackers) and seasonal fresh fruits are available during the trek.
                      • ART's Certificate of appreciations after the successful trip
                      • Farewell dinner at the best typical Nepalese restaurant along with the cultural performances 
                      • Alpine Rumble's complimentary free T-shirt, route map, and duffel bags
                      • An Oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse at high altitudes.
                      • Basic first aid box including Diamox for high altitude sickness
                      • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranged in case of a complex
                      • health conditions in the mountain (funded by Travel Insurance)
                      • All government, Local taxes, and official Expenses.
                      • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
                      • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule and extra porter
                      • Extra drinks such as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
                      • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
                      • Additional costs are out of management control due to the landscape, weather conditions, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, physical conditions, etc.
                      • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, wifi, hot shower, etc.
                      • Travel Insurance
                      • Tips for guide and staff

                      Dates & Price

                      Check our available trip departure dates and costs for Mera Peak summit - 10 Days with the helicopter return to Lukla. However, the set start dates listed are particularly quoted for the group joining opportunity. If the enumerated are not suitable for you, and you want to customize this trip, please contact us for your customized departure date. Meanwhile, Private trips are available on any date of your selection that suits you at any time of the year at your convenience. Click here to select your own desired dates for the private tour! 

                      Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
                      20 Jun, 202429 Jun, 2024AvailableUS$2299

                      Trip Info

                       

                      TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR MERA PEAK 

                      Travel insurance is an important safeguard for any visitor trekking in the mountains of Nepal. While Alpine Ramble Treks does not sell travel insurance packages, we would be happy to recommend some of our favorite providers. When you purchase a travel insurance policy, be sure that it covers the following contingencies: emergency helicopter evacuation, medical treatment and evacuation, repatriation, trekking, and climbing. You may need to purchase a higher tier of travel insurance in order to have these activities covered at a high altitude. For climbing, we recommend securing insurance to cover your trekking/climbing activities up to 6,000 -7,000 meters. Fortunately, travel insurance policies are easy to purchase online, and you can compare coverage between packages quickly and easily. Trekking under the protection of travel insurance will guarantee your peace of mind and protect you in the unlikely event that you need to file a claim.

                      Fitness and Experiences to participate for Mera peak climbing  

                      For your personal safety and success, we recommend physical activities like running, swimming, and some smaller climbs to lower peaks, which incorporate climbs that involve the use of crampons. Be prepared for extreme exposure and steep drop-offs, and be capable of carrying around 30lbs/15 kilos. If possible, get some experience in technical rock and mountaineering climbing to prepare for your trek and climb to Island Peak. Be familiar with using other climbing equipment, such as jumar ascenders, crampons, and ropes.

                      Food during the Mera peak 

                      Trekking at altitude requires a lot of energy. We recommend you bring your own healthy snack foods to snack on along the trek.
                      Accommodation
                      In Kathmandu, you will stay at deluxe hotels, and while on the trek your accommodation is in native lodges/guesthouses. At base camp, your accommodation is in tented camps. All accommodation is based on a twin share basis.

                      Weather Forecast

                      During the climb, your guide will have access to current weather conditions.
                      Any questions can be directed to ART. We are here to ensure you are well-equipped and prepared for this fantastic adventure.

                      CLIMBING gear for Mera peak

                      • Ice Axe
                      • Crampons
                      • Harness
                      • Screw gate
                      • Descended abseil device
                      • Prussic Loops
                      • Plastic Mountaineering Boot

                      HEAD

                      • Sun hat or scarf
                      • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
                      • Sunglasses
                      • Head torch
                         

                      UPPER BODY

                      • Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
                      • Fleece jacket
                      • Waterproof jacket
                      • Down jacket

                      LOWER BODY

                      • Lightweight cotton long pants
                      • Water Proof Pants

                      FEET

                      • Thin inner socks
                      • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
                      • Comfortable Hiking boots

                      HANDS

                      • Gloves
                         

                      ACCESSORIES

                      • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
                      • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
                      • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
                      • Trekking Poles (Optional)
                      • Water bottle or camel bag
                      • Toiletries