Mera Peak Climbing

Trip Duration 17
Max Altitude 6461M at Mera Peak Summit
Group Size 2-20
Best Time for Visit March - May and Oct - Nov

Trip Overview


Mera Peak, situated in the Khumbu region of Nepal, is one of the most popular trekking peaks in the Himalayas, standing tall at an elevation of 6,476 meters (21,247 feet). A Mera Peak climbing trip also offers adventurers a thrilling and rewarding experience, combining breathtaking landscapes, challenging climbs, and cultural immersion. The journey begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through picturesque Sherpa villages, lush forests, and beautiful valleys. As you ascend, the trail also gradually unveils the stunning views of towering peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu, creating a sense of awe and inspiration. The Mera Peak climbing itinerary typically includes ample acclimatization days to adapt to the high altitude and minimize the risk of altitude sickness. These rest days also offer opportunities to explore nearby villages, interact with the friendly Sherpa people, and gain insights into their unique mountain culture and traditions.

Awe-inspiring Heights: Conquering Mera Peak's Snowy Majesty

The climb itself requires basic mountaineering skills, such as using crampons, ice axes, and ropes. A professional climbing guide accompanies the expedition, ensuring safety and providing guidance throughout the ascent. The final summit push is an exhilarating experience as you make your way up the snow-covered slopes, surrounded by the vast Himalayan panorama. Reaching the summit of Mera Peak is a truly unforgettable moment. Standing on the top, you are rewarded with awe-inspiring views that extend far beyond the horizon, with endless snow-capped peaks stretching as far as the eye can see. The sense of achievement and the overwhelming beauty of the surroundings create memories that last a lifetime. After descending from the summit, the return journey follows a different trail, offering a fresh perspective on the landscape. The descent is often accompanied by a mixture of emotions, as you bid farewell to the majestic Himalayas and reflect on the incredible journey you have undertaken.

Conclusion and Summary

In conclusion, a Mera Peak climbing trip is a remarkable adventure that combines the joys of trekking, mountaineering, and cultural exploration. It is an opportunity to challenge yourself, immerse in nature's grandeur, and create memories of a lifetime.

 Trip Highlight

  • Scenic Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Sightseeing and Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley
  • Adventurous, off-beat venture in the less crowded part of the Khumbu region
  • Climb the Mera peak in Nepal with an experienced local Sherpa crew
  • Journey to the summit of the highest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera Peak (6,461 meters)
  • Unique and immersive exploration of both Hinku Valley and Khumbu Valley
  • Straightforward climbing experience for beginner mountaineers to test their skills and gain experience
  • Witness the 360-degree panoramic view of the glorious mountains
  • Stunning views of the 5 of the highest peaks in the world from the summit (Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Everest)
  • Views of Overgrazing Pasture Land during the Trek
  • Remote charming trails with lush rhododendron, pine, and fir forest, scenic waterfalls, rivers, and wide pasture lands with clear Himalayan vistas
  • Easy and fastest way of climbing
  • Expedition fully guided by experienced Sherpa climbers in a remote part of the Himalayas
  • Witness diverse mountain landscapes along the trekking route
  • The climbing guide is a Mount Everest summiteer with more than 25 years of mountaineering experience.
  • Explore the Sherpa people and their unique lifestyle every day in the mountains
  • Delightful trekking trail passing through rich cultural and traditional settlements influenced by the Tibetan and Buddhist culture
  • Most Dangerous Airport in Nepal: Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla
  • Opportunity to explore one of the highest Himalayan passes in the region, Zatrawal Pass (4,600 meters)


Our representative will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) terminal during the first day of your Mera Peak itinerary. Our representative will also assist you with your luggage and hotel check-in.

Depending on the time of arrival, after getting enough rest you can also stroll around the bustling city to check out its vibrant ambiance. Or check out the nearby highlights if you have got enough time. Overnight stay at a star hotel in Kathmandu.

It’s an exhilarating day’s adventure today as you set out the exploration of the cultural and traditional capital city of this Himlayan country. Out of the 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 7 of them are inside this beautiful capital city. As visiting all of these historic and religious landmarks in a single day is not possible, you will explore 3-4 of these magnificent marvels in this day’s adventure.

After finishing your sightseeing exploration, you will visit our office located in Thamel for the Mera Peak Climb overview and briefing. If you haven’t completed your shopping for the trek and climb, you can use this day to buy and rent equipment or clothes from Thamel. You will be dropped back to your hotel for an overnight stay, rest well as tomorrow’s adventure starts early in the morning.

We take a morning flight to Lukla. If we are lucky enough to get a ticket for the first flight, we get to fly directly from Kathmandu to Lukla. If not, we drive to Rammechhap and proceed to Lukla by flight.

After reaching Lukla, we meet the rest of the crew, sort our luggage, and trek to Chatunga. The trail goes through up through forests and fields. Chatunga, with a couple of stone houses, lies surrounded by cliffs and mountains. We spend the night at a local teahouse.

Overnight at a teahouse in Chatunga.

From Chatunga, we head to our next destination Thuli Kharka via the Zatra La Pass. We walk past rhododendron forests and grazing pastures of yaks. It is a tough crossing, and we can feel the altitude. We climb the Kalo Himal ridge covered with stones and prayer flags. A couple of minutes later, we come to Zatrwa La Pass. The pass separates the Khumbu Valley and Hinku Valley. We stop for a while to take pictures and soak in the views.

Later we walk on a stony path to Thuli Kharka. Thuli Kharka, which means ‘big meadow,’ is surrounded by big boulders and stubby grass and shrubs. Used as a camp by yak herders, Thuli Kharka only has a couple of teahouses. On reaching Thuli Kharka, we head to a teahouse and take a well-deserved rest.

Overnight at a teahouse in Thuli Kharka.

We take the downhill trail to Kothe. En route, we enjoy outstanding views of the Hinku Valley, Kusum Kanguru, Peak 43, and the south face of Mera Peak. The trail goes through a beautiful forest of pine and rhododendron. If you are making this trip in spring, the rhododendrons will be in full bloom and the trail will look heavenly. At Kothe, you are in Hinku Valley. Make your way to a local teahouse and have a goodnight’s sleep.

Overnight at a teahouse in Kothe

Head on to the Upper Hinku valley. As we get higher, the treeline disappears. There are no major villages at this altitude, only kharkas or grazing meadows for yaks. On the way, we stop at Gondishung for tea and refreshments. Stunning views of Mera Peak, Charpati Himal, Kusum Kanguru, and Thamserku delight us.

We also visit Lungsumgba Gompa, a 200-year old Buddhist shrine. The local crew will pray for the well-being of the team and a successful ascent at the shrine. After an hour of walking, we reach Thaknak. From our teahouse, we savor a close-up view of Charpati Himal.

Overnight at a teahouse in Thaknak.

Today’s trek takes us to Khare. It is a short but difficult hike as we are steadily gaining altitude. We ascend the Dig Glacier and weave past the glacial lake of Charpati Tal. We slowly descend to Dig Kharka. From here, we get magnificent views of Kyeshar Glacier, Mera Peak, and Charpati Himal. Climb up the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers before finally making your way to Khare.

Khare, also called the Mera Peak Base Camp, lies at the foot of Mera Peak. There are a couple of teahouses and climbing gear and equipment outlets. After checking in at a lodge, enjoy the incredible view of Mera Peak’s north face.

Overnight at a teahouse in Khare.

An acclimatization day before your climb lets you take part in pre-climb training conducted by our guides. You will get to try out your climbing skills before making it to the mountain. Ascend and descend on the rocky slope using harness and climbing equipment. Learn to make knots and the correct way to belay and rappel. If this is your first Himalayan peak, this training will be helpful for you as our experienced climbing guides will share some practical knowledge and really helpful tips that will help you do a safe climb.

There will be a final gear and equipment check, and you will pack for your summit push. There are gear and equipment rental outlets, and you rent out personal gear and equipment if you wish.

Please note that size 12 and above climbing boots are not available in Nepal. If you wear boots of that size, you need to bring them from home.

Overnight at a teahouse in Khare.

A steep and rocky path leads us to Mera La. We can enjoy splendid views of Mera Peak’s three summitsMera South (6,065m), Mera North (6,476m), and Mera Central (6,461m) and. The summit we are trying to reach is Mera Central. A straightforward ascent up the Mera Glacier brings us to Mera Peak high camp, and It is an easy hike with a gradual incline. Up to this point, there is no technical climbing. The only issue is high altitude and cold, which makes taking each step a struggle.

At Mera High Camp, comforting hot drinks and soup will be waiting for us prepared by our local crew. Mount Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,188m), and Makalu (8,485m) – five of the 14 eight-thousanders are visible from the high camp. You can also enjoy amazing views of Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7,129m), and Gaurishankar (7,134m).

Tonight we will be camping in tents – 1 tent per climber. Have an early night as we have a long day tomorrow.

Overnight at tented camp in Mera High Camp.

We get ready and hit the slopes at 2 AM. Our headlights are lighting the way we rope up and walk secured by man-rope. We cross the Mera glacier and climb gradually. The terrain is not that difficult to maneuver, but the cold air and low oxygen level slow us down. The last 40-50 meters to the summit is the hardest and the most challenging climb. On a steep incline, we use fixed rope and jumars to climb to the snowy dome of the Mera Peak summit.

By 9-10 AM, we reach the summit. We celebrate our conquest while enjoying the close-up views of Mount Everest (8,848m), Makalu (8,481m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Lhotse (8,516m), and Cho Oyu (8,201m). After capturing this historic moment in our cameras and leaving mementos (if you brought any) at the summit, we head down to High Camp. We only spend 5 to 10 minutes at the summit.

At the camp, the local crew will greet us with a hot brew (tea/coffee) or soup. We rest for a while and make a quick descent after lunch. We trek down to Khare and head to a teahouse. I the evening, we celebrate our achievement and later have a good night’s rest.

Overnight at a teahouse in Khare.

This is a reserved day for the summit if our summit bid on Day 9 gets canceled due to bad weather or member health problem or any other reason. If everything goes smoothly, this day can also be used for emergencies like flight delays or unforeseen events that may lead us to cancel a day during our trip. If everything rolls out as planned, this extra day can be used to go a little bit slow and explore some more places on the trail.

After climbing Mera Peak, you will retrace your steps back to Kothe from Khare. Leaving the high-altitude Himlayan region behind, you will retrace your step back across the moraines of the Hinku Nup and Share Glaciers leaving the Dig Kharka and Dig Glacier behind. As you follow the descending trail to the lower altitude, you will find this trek in your Mera Peak trek as an easy day’s walk.

Moving along the descending trails you will also pass the summer grazeland, Thangank, and re-enter the spiritual ambiance of the Lungsumgba Gumba. Then during the final stretch of this day’s adventure, you will follow the trekking trail alongside the Hinku River that leads you to the beautiful Kothe Village situated at its bank.

After breakfast, you will continue on your step-retracing route as you follow the scenic trail alongside the dense rhododendron and pine forests. This day’s trekking route in your Mera Peak expedition consists of more uphill segments than the descending trails.

Then moving further along the trail enjoy the magnificent views of the Mera peak, you will follow the ridges of the Hinku River and with the gradual ascent during the final part, you will finally arrive at Tuli Kharka. Enjoying the magnificence of the Himlayan ambiance you will rest for the night at a teahouse in this big pasture land.

Leaving Thuli Kharka, we once again cross the Zatrwa La pass (4,600m) pass. In about 2 hours we reach the pass. The view is incredible, and we can view part of the trail that we crossed. Hinku Valley, Numbur Himal, Kongde, Dudh Kunda, and Khumbila look amazing. We walk to Lukla taking a downward trail.

At Lukla, we enjoy a hot shower and a good meal. In the evening we have a small party to celebrate the success of our trip. Our local crew join us and make our last evening in the mountains memorable.

Overnight at a teahouse in Lukla.

Day 15 of your Mera Peak Climbing will officially mark the end of your Himayala expedition, with fond and treasured memories you spent in this magical region, you will board a flight back to Kathmandu from the gateway of Everest. Enjoying the aerial views of the stunning Himalayas, you will fly over lush green landscapes, high hills, and vibrant settlements as you touch down to the bustling capital.

From TIA, you will be transferred back to your respective hotel and after getting enough rest you can set out on some side exploration of Kathmandu. You can check out the nearby landmarks or just stroll around the city checking out the local restaurants. If you are tired you can save the distant exploration for tomorrow as you will get a free leisure day.

As you couldn’t complete the exploration of all of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the sightseeing exploration of Second Day in your Mera Peak Climbing expedition. You will use this day to check out the destinations you have missed and check out some other popular landmarks. Of course, you also want to buy souvenirs as a memory of this remarkable adventure, so check out some of the most popular marketplaces like Thamel, Asan, and Mangalabazar or popular cultural sites to find just the right piece.

In the evening Friendship World Trek will host a farewell dinner party to celebrate your successful climb and to honor our joint venture. Overnight stay at a star hotel in Kathmandu

The last day is the departure day. According to your flight schedules our representative will pick you up from your hotel and assist you with check-out procedures. It is recommended that you should at least reach the airport 3- 4 hours prior to your flight schedules, so make the arrangement accordingly.

We hope you had a great time, thank you for choosing us for your adventures. We hope to see you again. Have a safe journey.

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Airport transfer services arrival/departure and local flight schedule
  • 3-Night Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Accommodations during the treks and 1-night tent camp.
  • Standard 3 meals while on the trek and climbing time a cup of tea or coffee with meals
  • Experienced Government Licensed English-speaking trekking guide
  • Climbing Guide with the Climbing crew
  • Between 2 trekkers 1 porter
  • Climbing Guide, Trekking Guide, and Porter salary, food, equipment, and insurance
  • All applicable Climbing Permits, Sagarmatha National park, TIMS, and Local permits
  • Round trip flight from Kathmandu- Lukla or manthali – Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu or manthali including applicable departure taxes
  • Sleeping bag, Route Map and down jacket if needed (It’s refundable)
  • Souvenir as Company’s T-shirt and Cap
  • An Oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse at high altitudes.
  • Appreciation certificate given after successful Trek
  • All Camping Equipment (kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chair, and kitchen utensils
  • Crampons, Ice axe, Helmet, harness, Climbing boot and Carabiner are included in the trip cost
  • Friendship World Trek Duffel Bag, Trekking map, and Water purifications tablet
  • Official expenses and government tax/vat.
  • Farewell Dinner in a fine Restaurant

Price Excludes

  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch, Dinner, and Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel and health Insurance which cover emergency Rescues and evacuations
  • During trekking time personal expenses, snacks, drink Beer coke, juice, water, Hot showers, wi-fi, etc.
  • Donation Grants & Summit Bonus for guides/porters
  • Tips for guide, and porter (it is expected)

Gears And Equipment

Trip Information

Mera Peak difficulty

Mera peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. The climbing route is not technically difficult, so this peak is one of the ideal options for new climbers. With some climbing training and proper acclimatization, one can climb Mera peak without any issues.

You have to be prepared physically and mentally to be at a high altitude in one of the world’s remotest parts. Even though Mera peak lets you skip the advanced climbing part, the long walking hours and limited facilities make the overall journey challenging.

The terrain is rough and steep. There are long ascends & descends involved along the trekking route. You can do Mera peak climbing smoothly with a properly planned itinerary and an experienced climbing crew.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness occurs when people are not used to high altitudes, and they quickly go from a lower elevation to a higher elevation (2,500m or above). You do not have to worry about altitude sickness because we have ample rest days in our Mera peak climbing itinerary.

Our crew will make sure your body sees a constant increase in elevation every day and adjust properly before pushing towards high camps.

Some early symptoms of altitude sickness you should know are difficulty in breathing, insomnia, headache, no appetite, dizziness, etc. Walk at your pace, eat nutritious food, and drink plenty of water. Do not smoke or drink anything with alcohol.

Training for the Mera Peak climbing

To climb Mera Peak, first, you have to be an experienced trekker, and second, you have to give yourself a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks for the training period. Previous high altitude trekking up to 5,500 m will help you a lot in acclimatization and long walking hours (6-8 hours).

Training on endurance and strength is crucial. Building core calves will prepare your legs for uphill walks. You can even cycle uphill or swim to build your endurance.

Running will also help you prepare for the expedition. Start with 5 km and increase to 10 km after a month and try running with at least a 7 kgs backpack to build your strength.

Our team will help you with preparation and help you get ready with the needed mindset for the expedition. Similarly, we will help you with packing and buying the necessary clothing/gear for climbing Mera Peak.

Last Minute Booking for Mera Peak climbing

100% of the Mera peak climbing cost needs to be made for a last-minute booking. It will help us do necessary accommodation reservations in Kathmandu and along the trekking route.

Along with the deposit, details like gender, nationality, date of birth, passport number, and passport expiry date are also needed. You need to send us a soft copy of the passport with other details.

For more information regarding the last-minute booking, feel free to talk with us.

Climbing Tips (electricity, internet, ATM, luggage, tipping, personal expenses)

  1. Do not wear a new pair of shoes while hiking or climbing. It may give you blisters and make long walks uncomfortable. If you are buying new trekking/climbing shoes, then wear them a few times before the journey begins.
  2. There are charging stations in all the lodges. You can charge your devices by paying a little money. From base camp onwards, carry a solar charger to charge your devices.
  3. There is no ATM on the Mera peak climbing route, so withdraw cash in Kathmandu to use while trekking.
  4. To have a better internet facility get a Nepal sim with a data pack and use it on the trail. The connection may not be stable all the time because of elevation.
  5. All of our heavy trekking & climbing gears are carried by porters. You can carry a daypack to keep essentials with you.
  6. Our Mera peak climbing cost does not contain tips. Feel free to tip our crew members at the end of the trip if you are happy with their work.
  7. Make a budget to use additional services on the trail, do shopping in Kathmandu, buy intentional flight tickets to/from Kathmandu, etc.

Passport and Visa

If you are traveling to Nepal you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu where you can simply get an “On Arrival Visa” and you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.

You will be charged $40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to the forefingers except for Chinese and India. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa)!


Accommodations on the mountain are very simple in tea hoses. The rooms typically have only 2- 3 single beds with nice and warm blankets, pillows, comfortable matrices, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and nice views. However, a single private room will be provided during the trek without any extra cost for solo female travelers.

During the trek, we will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries.

NOTE: Kathmandu has a large range of luxury stars hotel offers to select for your stay. However, we will also be pleased to be part of this help to make the reservations for the 4 and 5-star hotel booking as well on request.

Best Time 

Choose the best month for your remarkable trekking experience of a lifetime! Nepal has five seasons like many other countries; spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. Among all these seasons there are mainly two distinct trekking seasons for Island Peak Climb or any region treks in Nepal which are autumn and spring.

Spring (Pre-monsoon) – Spring includes Feb, March, April, and May, the weather in this month is largely stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time of the year is fairly perfect for trekking in the Everest region offers a crystal clear view of the mountains and sceneries every day, the Temperature can reach up to 15- 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime and the temperature the nighttime can drop down to – 8/12 degrees Celsius. The spring welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation that make the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.

Autumn (Post monsoon)– Autumn is another great season for trekking on Island Pe, Autumn includes the months of September, October, November, and December. During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 14-20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease to -5/10 degrees Celsius, it’s great for trekking.

Travel Insurance

For safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers in participating in any trek and tour programs on the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas, is like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, and medical evacuation expenses. It will be an assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything that may go wrong.


Everest region has many shops or even on tea house you will easily be found the regular bottle of mineral water to buy, also we have plenty of water sources along the way, refilling the water from the random taps or water source is potable but it will be fine to drink with a Lifestraw or using the water purification pills. Remember, water is one of the most important factors while trekking at such a high altitude and it might be replaced as oxygen – at least 2-4 L of water per day is recommended.

Mera Peak Climbing Route Map



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