Mera Peak Climbing

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 17 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 6,476m
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Trip Type TRekking and Climbing
  • Accommodation Hotel and Lodge
  • Transport Car+Flight
  • Best Season March to May, September to November

Mera peak climbing Package, 17 Days Itinerary, Map, Cost 2023

Mera peak climbing is a 17-day long adventurous trip in the Barun National Park of the Khumbu region. Mera peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal, with three summits- Mera Central (6,476m), Mera North (6,476m), and Mera South (6,065m). You will be submitting the highest summit, Mera North during our Mera peak climbing 2023 expedition. The journey is well-planned and guided by strong, experienced guides, so you do not have to worry about anything. 

Given the less technicality of the summit route, Mera peak climbing is highly recommended to beginner climbers. Our team will help you prepare physically and mentally for climbing. You will get pre-climbing training and all the essential information before pushing toward the Mera peak summit, which will boost your confidence. 

As per the expert mountaineers, Mera's peak climbing difficulty is marked alpine PD. It means this expedition is physically very demanding. Even though you have zero climbing experience, you have to be in good health and fit enough to climb in a harsh environment. Your willingness to reach the summit determines your success. 

In no way Mera peak climbing is easy, regardless of its less technical climbing track. The overall climbing venture offers once in a lifetime experience. You will be trekking through remote Sherpa villages, seeing their daily lifestyle, and interacting with the locals. 

The trail ascends and descends through lush rhododendron forests, crossing multiple suspension bridges on the way. You will be exploring the untouched Hinku Valley and get to witness stunning mountain panoramas while trekking. Snow-capped mountains decorate the skyline as you gradually ascend. Dense forests open up to vast pastures and join the alpine zone. 


Exceptional panoramic view from Mera peak climbing

The mountain views during the Mera peak climbing are outstanding. As you will be trekking in the Hinku valley, the mountain landscapes are quite exceptional and diverse. Unlike the mainstream Khumbu region trail, the trekking route to Mera peak is very isolated and undisturbed. Therefore, you can expect a tranquil environment and silent towering mountains dominating the skyline. 

The river valley ascends to the snow line, and we’ll walk on moraines and glaciers to reach the top of Mera Peak. From the summit, you can see the heavenly ocean of Himalayan mountains poking out of dense clouds. Mountains like Chamlang (7,319 m), Baruntse (7,162 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,481 m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Everest (8,849 m), Kongde Ri (6,187 m), Pumori (7,161 m), etc. 

Why climb Mera Peak with Welcome Nepal Treks?

We take great pride in our team of experienced mountain guides. Our guides are highly trained and certified professionals with years of experience leading expeditions in some of the world's most challenging mountain ranges. 

They are not only experienced in climbing and mountaineering but also have a wealth of knowledge about the local culture, environment, and geology. They are trained in first aid, wilderness survival, and emergency response.

We are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of safety and support, and our guides are an integral part of that commitment. We have a strict selection process and only select the most experienced and qualified guides to lead our expeditions.

We assure you of a very immersive and safe Mera peak climbing with us!



Major Highlights

  • Climb the highest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera, with the support of strong, experienced Sherpa guides
  • As you will be trekking within the Barun National Park, get to see diverse flora and fauna
  • Highly recommended to beginner climbers, given the less technicality of the summit route
  • Pre-climbing training at Mera Peak Base Camp
  • Once in a lifetime experience
  • Trekking through remote Sherpa villages, seeing their daily lifestyle, and interacting with the locals
  • Ascend and descend through lush rhododendron forests, crossing multiple suspension bridges
  • Explore the untouched Hinku Valley and get to witness stunning mountain panoramas while trekking
  • Cross Zatrawa La Pass and visit ancient Gondishung gompa 

Our Mera peak climbing itinerary is 17 days long. The itinerary is well-designed to let you enjoy every moment in the Himalayas without rushing. It is a perfect itinerary for a successful Mera peak climbing because your body will be well acclimatized by the day you reach Mera Peak Base Camp. However, we also take an acclimatization day at base camp to rest and prepare before climbing to Mera High Camp and summit. 

The Mera peak climbing in Nepal begins with a Lukla flight, and then you trek to Chutanga, following verdant foothills and lush forests. Further, the trail gradually ascends to Zatrawa La Pass, crossing the Kalo Himal ridge. It will be a steep, trodden track to the top of the pass. From the pass, drop down to Thuli Kharka and continue walking towards Chatre Danda via small remote settlements.

As you descend through rhododendron forests to Kothe, the trail becomes steeper. From Kothe, ascend along the Hinku river to the top of the ridge. On the way, you will stop at Gondishung gompa and walk to Thangnak. The trail from here onwards involves boulders of a glacial lake called Sabai Tsho. 

Following the lateral moraine of Dig glacier, ascend to grassy Dig Kharka and trek on an uphill steep route to Khare. It is the base camp of Mera peak. After climbing, you will be retracing the path back to Lukla.


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Welcome to Kathmandu, the vibrant and cultural capital of Nepal! Upon your arrival at the airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel in Thamel.

Thamel is the tourist hub of Kathmandu and offers a wide variety of restaurants, shops, and cafes catering to travelers. The hotel Manang, located in the heart of Thamel, is a comfortable and convenient base for your trekking adventure. Our staff will be available to assist you with any needs or questions during your stay.


  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

Today, we will take you on a tour of Kathmandu city. You will have the opportunity to visit some of the city's most famous and historic landmarks, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pashupatinath Temple, the sacred Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple.

After the city tour, we will return to the hotel and assist you with the preparation for your trek. This will include a gear check to ensure you have all the necessary equipment and clothing, a briefing on the trek itinerary and altitude sickness, as well as tips and guidelines for the trek.

In the evening, our team will also organize a pre-trek meeting to review the itinerary and answer any final questions you may have before setting off on the trek. 

Meals: Breakfast

  • Day tour time:6 Hour
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

In the morning, we will transfer you to the airport for a flight to Lukla, a small town located in the Solukhumbu district of northeastern Nepal. The flight to Lukla is known for its breathtaking views of the Himalayas and provides the first glimpse of the snowy peaks for the trekkers.

Once we arrive at Lukla, we will meet with our local trekking crew and begin our trek to the village of Chutanga. The trail to Chutanga follows a gradual ascent through picturesque Sherpa villages and beautiful rhododendron forests. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner


  • Max. Altitude: 3,050 m
  • Day tour time:4 Hour
  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge

The trek starts with a steady climb up to the Zatrawa La Pass. Crossing the Kalo Himal Ridge, we enter the Hinku valley and traverse on a gentle path. We may come across yak herders on the way. Further, we'll walk on an uphill route that leads to Zatrawa La pass. 

The view of surrounding mountain ranges and glaciers from the top of the pass is fantastic. The trail then descends for half an hour to Thuli Kharka. From here, we will continue the trek toward Khartitan for a night stay.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 3,900 m
  • Day tour time:6 Hour
  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge

We will be trekking from Khartitan to Chatre Danda. The trail starts with a gentle climb through rhododendron forests and traditional Sherpa villages. The trail gradually becomes steeper as we gain altitude, but the views of the surrounding peaks become more and more spectacular.

We will be passing through some small hamlets, where you can observe the local people's way of life, their culture, and tradition, and also buy some local products or snacks if you want. The trail is well-marked, and passes through terraced fields and forests, and offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountain ranges.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 4,370 m
  • Day tour time:6 hours
  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge

The trail starts with a gentle descent through rhododendron forests and eventually becomes steeper as we approach Kothe. Along the way, you will be able to enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountain ranges, including Mera Peak, the destination of our trek.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 4,100 m
  • Day tour time:6 Hour
  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge

Leaving Kothe, we’ll gradually ascend along the Hinku river. Today, many giant mountains will surround us on the way. Once we reach the top of the ridge, we can see pastures. The trail reached Gondishung, a summer settlement. Here we will visit an ancient monastery and continue the trek to Thangnak. We can see vegetation getting sparser as we get near the snow line. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner


  • Max. Altitude: 4,356 m
  • Day tour time:5 Hour
  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge

From Thangnak, we will be walking on the boulders of a glacial lake called Sabai Tsho. The trail then follows the lateral moraine of Dig glacier and ascends to grassy Dig Kharka. From here, the view of Charpate Himal is outstanding. Further, we walk on an uphill steep route to Khare, which is the base camp of Mera peak.  

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner


  • Max. Altitude: 5,045 m
  • Day tour time:4 Hour
  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge

We have a rest day in Khare for acclimatization. In the morning, we'll hike to a ridge above Khare that offers a breathtaking view of Mera Peak. Later in the day, the team leader will give basic climbing training and inform you about the summit route condition. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner


  • Max. Altitude: 5,045 m
  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge

Leaving the base camp of Mera peak, we will walk on a boulder-strewn track. The route from base camp to the high camp involves a steady climb through rocky terrain, covered with glaciers and snow. After a few hours of climbing, we take a short break for lunch and continue the climb to Mera La. The supporting crew will set the tents and prepare the meals for our stay at the high camp. 


Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner


  • Max. Altitude: 5,780 m
  • Day tour time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge

We leave the high camp at 2:00 AM and advance towards the summit of Mera peak. We will be walking on a thick snowy ridge following the lead of our Sherpa guide. The guides will fix the ropes if needed and help you in all difficult sections. Once we reach the summit of Mera Peak, the sensational views of the Himalayan mountains will unfold in front of us. 

Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Chamlang, Ama Dablam, Baruntse, and many others dominate the skyline further away. Later, we descend to high camp, pack our things, and retrace the trail back to base camp for a night stay. 


Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner


  • Max. Altitude: 6,654 m
  • Day tour time:8-9 hours
  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge

From Khare to Kothe, we will be retracing our path. The trail drops down and goes via the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Thangnak. We then continue trekking Gondishung and descend from the grassy pasture to the Hinku river. Further, the trail drops along the river to Kothe. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner


  • Max. Altitude: 4,182 m
  • Day tour time:4-5 hours
  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge

We will follow a steep trail and walk through dense rhododendron forests to Chatre Danda. From here, the trail descends through terraced fields and forests to Khartitan. We then gradually trek to Chutanga, retracing the path. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 3,900 m
  • Day tour time:5 Hour
  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge

From Chutanga to Lukla is also the same trail. We will be walking through lush forests and small settlement areas, enjoying the serene surrounding and beautiful landscapes. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 2,860 m
  • Day tour time:5 Hour
  • Accommodation:Overnight in the lodge


In the morning, we will take a flight back to Kathmandu. The team will drop you at the hotel. You have the remaining day free. It is the best time to visit the spa and get a massage to relax your sore muscles. You can enjoy the rest of the day as you wish. Visit a local market and do some shopping.

Meals: Breakfast


  • Max. Altitude: 1,400 m
  • Day tour time:35 minutes
  • Accommodation:Overnight in the 3 star hotel

You will have a free day to relax and explore the city at your own pace. You can use this time to visit any landmarks or cultural sites that you missed on your previous city tour or to shop for souvenirs to take back home.

In the late evening, we will have a farewell dinner organized where you will have the opportunity to celebrate your successful trek with your fellow trekkers and guide. It will be the last chance to share your experiences, take pictures, and make memories. 

During the dinner, you can enjoy traditional Nepalese cuisine, live music, and dance performances. It's a perfect way to end the adventure and say goodbye to the beautiful country and the people you met during your journey.

Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the 3 star hotel

Our representative will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight back home. Your adventure in Nepal has come to an end, and it's time to go back home with memories that will last forever.

Meals: Breakfast 

    What's Included
    • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with 3 star bed & breakfast
    • Permit fee of Mera Peak
    • Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking & Peak climbing period
    • Food: Food for trekking & Peak climbing( Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
    • Climbing Rope
    • Climbing tents for Base camp and high camp
    • Staff: 1 Base Camp Guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen, 1 climbing guide & necessary porters
    • Local transportation Airport – Hotel – Airport
    • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight
    • Trekking crews of insurance
    • Trekking allowance, food allowance for trekking crews
    • Our service charge
    What's not Included
    • PERSONAL equipment for climbing & Trekking
    • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
    • Climbing food
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
    • Emergency Rescue evacuation incase needed
    • Trekking Sleeping bag & Jacket
    • Personal expenses
    • Tipping (Tips)
    • Bar bills & Beverage
    • Departures taxes for International flight
    Useful Information

    Mera peak technical difficulty

    Mera Peak is considered a technically challenging climb. It requires a good level of physical fitness and experience in mountaineering. The climb is mostly on snow and glaciers, with steep inclines and some sections that require using an ice ax and crampons. Most of the route is on the glacier, so it will require skills such as crampon and ice ax techniques and navigating crevasses. 

    It is important to note that climbing any mountain, including Mera Peak, also involves inherent risk. So even though it can be considered less technical than some other peaks, such as those in the Greater Ranges, it still requires a good level of physical fitness and mountaineering experience.

    Mera peak trekking phase difficulty

    Before we reach the Mera Peak Base Camp, we trek for six days through remote villages in an untouched part of the Khumbu region. The trekking part is essential for acclimatization and also prepares us for a strenuous climb. The trail is offbeat, and the services provided in the lodges along the way are also very limited.

    The trail ascends and descends through dense forests. You will be crossing the Zatrawa La Pass (4,610 m) and walking through many landslide-prone areas. Every day will be a 6 hour walk. 

    Cancellation & Refunds

    Regarding cancellations and refunds, we have a clear and transparent policy that takes into account various scenarios. In the case of trip cancellation, we will provide refunds depending on the notice period and the reasons for the cancellation. 

    If the cancellation is due to reasons on our side, such as a guide becoming unavailable, we will provide a full refund. If the cancellation is due to factors beyond our control, such as a natural disaster or pandemic, we will provide a partial refund or allow you to reschedule your trip for a later date. 

    In case of cancellation by the client, the refund will be given as per our cancellation policy mentioned in the terms and conditions.

    Best Mera peak climbing season

    The best time to climb Mera Peak depends on a variety of factors, including weather conditions, snow cover, and the individual climber's preferences. Typically, the best time to climb Mera Peak is during the spring and autumn seasons, when the weather is usually clear and stable.

    Spring (March to May) is considered the best time to climb Mera Peak. 

    The temperature is mild, with the highest temperature of around 15°C at the base camp and below freezing at the summit. During spring, the snow is firm, making it easier for climbing, and the days are longer. Also, the mountain is less crowded as compared to the autumn season.

    Autumn (September to November) is another good time to climb Mera Peak. The temperature is moderate during this time, and the weather is usually clear and stable. The mountain is more crowded during autumn, as this is the peak climbing season for most of the Himalayan peaks.

    It is important to note that the weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, and even during the best time, it can change quickly. Thus, always be prepared for inclement weather and have the appropriate clothing and equipment.

    Accommodation & Meal during Mera peak climbing

    You can expect to stay in a combination of basic lodges or tea houses during the trek to the base camp of Mera Peak. From base camp onwards, we use alpine tents. Before the summit day, climbers spend a night in a high camp in tents. 

    The tents, mattresses, and equipment, such as cooking stoves and kitchenware will be provided by us. These camps are usually set up by the climbing staff as you progress through the trek.

    In terms of meals, during the trek, a team of cooks will accompany the group and will be preparing meals. Most of the meals will be basic camping food such as soups, noodles, and rice dishes. However, in the tea houses or lodges, you will find a better selection of food, including local delicacies.

    It's important to note that the food and accommodation provided during the climb may be basic, but it is the best that can be expected in such remote locations.

    Travel Insurance for Mera peak climbing

    When planning a climbing expedition to Mera Peak, it is crucial to have the right travel insurance to protect yourself in case of any unexpected events. Here are some of the key coverage options that you should consider:

    Emergency medical and evacuation coverage: This coverage is crucial as it will cover the cost of any medical treatment you might need while on the climb, as well as the cost of evacuating you from the mountain in case of an emergency.

    Trip cancellation and interruption coverage: It will protect you in case you need to cancel or interrupt your trip due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, injury, or natural disasters.

    Baggage and personal effects coverage: In case your baggage or personal effects are lost, stolen, or damaged while on the trip, you will be able to recover the loss.

    Search and rescue coverage: This will provide coverage for the cost of search and rescue in case of an emergency.

    Adventure sports coverage: Many travel insurance policies exclude coverage for adventure sports, so it is important to make sure that the policy you choose includes climbing coverage too.

    Charging, internet, and hot shower during Mera peak climbing

    During a Mera Peak climbing expedition, charging electronic devices, internet connectivity, and hot showers can be limited or not available in some of the higher camps and the summit. Here is what you can expect:

    Note: While trekking, you can get these services in lodges or tea houses along the way, but the service provider may ask you for a few extra bucks. These are your personal expenses and thus not covered in our Mera peak climbing cost. So, we recommend you have a small budget for the journey. 

    Charging electronic devices: The availability of electricity can be limited in the higher camps and the summit. It may be possible to charge devices in some of the teahouses or lodges during the trek, but it's best to bring a power bank to ensure that you have enough charge to last throughout the climb.

    Internet connectivity: Internet connectivity can be limited or not available during the trek and climb, especially in the higher camps and the summit. Communication with the outside world may be limited to satellite phones or radios.

    Hot showers: Hot showers are not typically available during the climb, as the camps and lodges in the higher elevations have limited facilities. You will most likely have to make do with washing in cold water and using wet wipes to maintain personal hygiene.

    • Q1. Mera Peak Climbing FAQs

      Mera Peak is considered a challenging climb, as it is a high-altitude peak with a summit of 6,476 meters (21,246 feet) in the Himalayas. Climbing to the summit requires no technical mountaineering skills but a high level of physical fitness, as well as acclimatization to high altitude. 

      Proper preparation, including proper training and equipment, and the use of a guide or experienced climbing partner, is essential for a successful ascent of Mera Peak.


    • Climbing Mera Peak typically takes between 17 and 21 days, depending on the itinerary and route chosen. Factors such as the climber's experience level and the current conditions on the mountain can also affect the duration of the climb.


    • The cost to climb Mera Peak varies depending on factors such as the length of the trip, the level of services included, and the specific outfitter or guide service used. Typically, a two-week trip to climb Mera Peak can cost anywhere from $2,500 to $4,000 or more.


    • Mera Peak and Island Peak are both challenging climbs that require a significant amount of physical fitness and experience. While the difficulty of a climb can vary depending on factors such as the route taken, weather conditions, and the skill level of the climber, in general, Mera Peak is considered more difficult than Island Peak. 


    • Legally, no foreigner is allowed to climb a peak or a mountain alone in Nepal. It is mandatory by the local authorities to be accompanied by a registered guide while climbing Mera Peak. 


    • Mera peak is one of the less technical peaks to climb in the Himalayas. The climbing route is usually snow and glaciers. There are a few steep inclines, and you may have to use an ice ax and crampons in some sections. It is a perfect peak to climb for beginners as you get to learn a lot as a beginner climber. 


    • Whether or not climbing Mera Peak is worth it is a subjective decision that depends on an individual's personal goals, interests, and level of experience. Climbing Mera peak is considered a stepping stone for bigger expeditions such as Mt. Everest. However, it is important to be realistic about your physical fitness and experience level and to be aware of the risks involved in climbing a mountain.


    • Mera Peak offers panoramic views of some of the highest peaks in the world, including Mount Everest. From the summit of Mera Peak, on a clear day, it's possible to see a spectacular view of Mt. Everest (8,849 m) and other peaks such as Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu with a beautiful background of the Hinku and Hongu valleys. 


    • Yes, we offer flexible and customizable itineraries for climbing Mera Peak. We understand that every climber is different and has unique preferences, and we want to make sure that your climb is tailored to your specific needs and goals. We will work with you to create an itinerary that fits your schedule, budget, and level of experience.


    • Our guides have experience on Mera Peak and other peaks around the Himalayas and are knowledgeable of the routes, weather, and other factors that can affect the climb. They are also well-trained in managing altitude sickness, crevasses, and other hazards that may appear on the climb. They'll provide you with instructions on the climbing techniques, such as rope work, ice axe, crampons, and navigation.


    • We offer both fixed and flexible departure dates for our Mera Peak climbing expeditions. We understand that some climbers prefer the structure and companionship of a group departure, while others prefer the flexibility of customizing their own trip dates.

      Our fixed departure dates are pre-scheduled and open for registration for anyone interested to join, we usually set these dates to ensure the best weather conditions, and it's a great opportunity for climbers who prefer to join a group and make new friends.