Mera Peak Climbing

Duration: 18 Days / 17 Nights
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Style: Trekking
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Meals: BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge &Tent
  • Group Size: 1-25
  • Max Altitude: 6,461m/20,305ft

Highlights of Mera Peak Climbing

  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Tenzing Hillary Airport)
  • Well-defined trekking trails moving through lush magnolia and rhododendron forests
  • Sherpa settlement areas reflecting true lifestyle, culture and tradition of Khumbu region
  • 360-degree panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Mt. Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu (8,463m), Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Baruntse and Chamlang from the Mera Peak Summit
  • Experience of Mera Peak (6,461m) climbing in Nepal

Mera Peak lies in Khumbu region southeast of Island Peak (6,189m). There are three major peaks of it: Mera North (6,476m), Mera Central (6,461m) and Mera South (6,055m). With an altitude of 6,461 meters, Mera Central is the highest peak in its category available for summit. Although access to the summit is challenging, it can be done easily with good physical fitness and a habit of walking. The journey is quite interesting and beautiful as you trek along picturesque villages, pleasant greenery and winding rivers.

The guide will equip you with the training and knowledge about the use of ropes, ice picks, crampons and other required equipment. In one instance, you will cross a glacier with open crevasses using fixed lines. It gets more adventurous as you come towards the ascent of the peak. Reaching the summit takes a little around 6 hours from High Camp. As the wind and sunshine makes it nearly impossible to climb during the day, you will need to begin the ascent around midnight.

Climbing Mera Peak requires you to have strong physical fitness. It is adventurous and scenic at the same time. The peak offers rewarding views of the nearby mountain ranges in a panorama. Some prominent peaks visible from the summit are Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Kanchanjanga (8,586m) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516m). The scene of the eight-thousanders and other snowcapped peaks will charm you and invigorate you.

This trek takes you around the typical Sherpa settlement areas of the Solokhumbu region. The local monasteries, chortens, mani walls, prayer flags and wheels are very common in this land. The true flavour of Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition followed by the ever-smiling Sherpas are incredible! The local cuisines prepared and served with the best hospitality make your Mera Peak climbing more memorable. This peak climbing in Nepal gives you the natural and cultural varieties of the Dudh Koshi Valley and the Hinku Valley.

How to Get to Mera Central Peak?

After visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley, you take a domestic flight to Lukla. Lukla (also called Tenzing Hillary Airport) is a small Himalayan Sherpa town popularly known as the gateway to Everest Base Camp trek.

By leaving the traditional route of Everest Base Camp trek, you move towards the ridge eastwards. This ridge divides the Dudh Koshi River Valley from the Hinku Valley. By crossing Chhetra La Pass (4,600m), you gently descend towards the Hinku Valley, the way to Mera Central Peak.

Peak Climbing Gears:

Peak climbing in Nepal is a challenging task in itself as you have got to reach the summit of the peaks above 6,000m. You must have a sound physical health and strong mental determination to do with it. Previous trekking and peak climbing experience will prove to be an additional point. Before setting off for peak climbing, you had better get the required training from the authorized agency.

Training and a good knowledge of using the climbing gears is also important to successfully climb a peak without any fatality. For Mera Peak climbing, you should have the following peak climbing gears:

Fixed Rope

Climbing Rope



Altimeter Watch       

Ice Axe

Sleeping Bag

Waterproof Trousers

Gas Stove         

Gas Fuel       

Ascender (Jumar)


Figure 8/ Descender           


Tape Slings



Ice Screw      

Belay Gloves       

Ski Goggles      


Trekking Poles/ Ski Poles    

Snow Shovel            

Large Thermos      

Water Bottle           

Mountaineering Jackets        

Cooking Pots and Equipment      

Mountaineering/ Climbing Boots

Climbing Backpacks           



Note: You must keep at least one day as contingency (spare day) for Mera Peak climbing. If the weather is not favourable for reaching the summit, you may have to postpone it for the following day.


1. Where is Mera Peak?

Mera Peak lies in Solukhumbu district of Province No. 1 of Nepal. It is a mountain in the Mahalangur Himalayan Range in the Barutse sub-section. It has three major peaks: Mera North (6,476m), Mera Central (6,461m) and Mera South (6,055m). All of the three peaks are open for climbing.

2. How many days does it take to climb Mera Peak?

It takes 2/3 days to reach the summit of Mera Peak Central from the base camp. The weather is the most responsible factor for the duration of the successful climb. However, the average Mera Peak climbing itinerary ranges from 16 days and above if you start from Kathmandu.

3. How hard is to climb Mera Peak?

Although it is not much technical, it is quite challenging to climb Mera Peak (6,461m). From the High Camp, you need to start the climb immediately after mid night. You have to cross some crevasses to reach the top of this peak.

4. Which of the Mera Peak Summits do I climb?

You can climb all the three peaks of Mera Peak. According to the itinerary designed by Orbit Alpine Adventure, you climb Mera Peak Central (6,461m). For other details, contact:

5. What is the height of Mera Peak?

Mera Peak contains three major peaks: Mera North (6,476m), Mera Central (6,461m) and Mera South (6,055m).

Day to Day Itinerary

OPEN ALL DAYS Outline Itinerary

Welcome to Nepal! The crewmember of our trekking agency receives you at the Kathmandu Airport. Then, he or she transfers you to the hotel booked for you accommodation. 

  • Meals: Welcome Dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

After breakfast, the tour guide of our agency takes you around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. You will be visiting Swayambhunath Stupa (the Monkey Temple), Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath. You can learn about the history and architectural beauties of these cultural and religious sites. In the evening, the agency invites you for the farewell dinner at a cultural restro somewhere around Thamel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft

After having breakfast, you catch a morning flight to Lukla (Tenzing Hillary Airport). During the flight, you enjoy the wonderful scenery of the lush valleys, amazing landscapes and high altitude villages. Similarly, the snowcapped peaks of the Eastern Great Himalayas including the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest welcome you there!

From Lukla, you follow the route other than the traditional one leading to Everest Base Camp trek. The trail goes along the magnolia and rhododendron forests of Sagarmatha National Park. On the way to Chutok (also Chutanga), you have to cross some old bridges and a village called Nangbu. Enjoying the snowy peaks on the backdrop, you finally reach the destination. Visit the village to learn more about their lifestyle, culture and tradition. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Chutok
  • Altitude: 2,730m/8,957ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

The trail today descends for the first few hours along a small bridge. You should be quite careful as the track is slippery until you go across Kari La Pass (3,145m). Following the narrow trail penetrating through the rhododendron and bamboo forests, you walk along the Dudh Koshi Valley. The beauty of the valley makes your journey to Panggom quite memorable and joyous. The people of this Himalayan village depend upon agriculture and trading the herbal products. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Diner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Panggom
  • Altitude: 2,846m/9,396ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

Before you begin the journey, you have your breakfast. Then, you move towards another stopover during Mera Peak climbing. By crossing the Panggom La Pass (3,176m), you walk out of Panggom. Moving through the steady path, you turn northwards from here and then walk across the Peseng Kharka Khola. Leaving the Peeng Kharka Khola and the Ningsow Khola behind, you enter into Ningsow for the night rest. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Ningsow
  • Altitude: 2,863m/9,393ft
  • Time: 5 Hours

After having breakfast, you start the trip by following the steep rugged trail up to Ramailo Danda. From the top of this hillock, you can have the astounding vistas of Mera Peak and Salpa Peak (4,153m). Moving ahead alongside the uphill and downhill path, you enter into the Makalu Barun National Park. The trail through Makalu Barun National Park up to Chhetra Khola is called the Pasang Lhamu trekking trail. You might have a glimpse of red pandas if the day proves to be lucky one!

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Chhetra Khola
  • Altitude: 2,800m/9,186ft
  • Time: 8 Hours

Beginning your voyage after breakfast, you move towards the main trekking tail of Mera Peak climbing. You then, go past the Majang Khola and get in touch with the trail that goes along the Hinku Khola. Walking along the rocky track, you reach Tashing Ongma, a village having seasonal teashops. The trip continues ahead until you reach Kothe by crossing the bridge over the Sanu Khola. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Kothe
  • Altitude: 3,691m/12,110ft
  • Time: 7 Hours

Today’s trekking is comparatively easy one although you have got to climb approximately 6oo metres high up. Walking along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak, the trail leads you through some temporary yak herders’ sheds. Enjoying the fascinating view of Kusum Kangru (6,367m) and other snowcapped peaks, you go across a 200-hundred year old gompa. On the gompa, you can find the information about Mera Peak climbing route and elevation. In the end, you reach Thaknak for the night station.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Thaknak
  • Altitude: 4,358m/14,298ft
  • Time: 4 Hours

You proceed your journey by enjoying the alluring outlooks of Mera Peak, Kusum Kangru and Kyashar Peak (6,769m). Walking closer to Khare, you can see the colourful tent camps set by various expedition teams and the lodges. The cloudy atmosphere adds up to the attraction of this place. Khare is the last human settlement area before Mera Peak Base Camp. You can either set your own tent camp or stay at a lodge by enjoying the typical food items.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Khare
  • Altitude: 5,045m/16,552ft
  • Time: 3 Hours

Khare acclimatization day is designed for the well preparation for flawlessly doing the summit of Mera Peak. The trekking guide trains you to use different climbing peaks and gives you some techniques to win over this expedition. You can also get the better knowledge about climbing with the help of the rope. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Khare
  • Altitude: 5,045m/16,552ft

Following the rocky trail on the mountain, you move towards Mera Base Camp. The trail is covered with the snow, so, you need to be careful while ascending. You may have to use crampons and ice axes to cover the icy trail as well. And sometimes, you may have to use rope to reach the destination. After climbing for about 4 hours, you reach the base camp of Mera Peak. The crewmembers set up the tent for the night rest.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camp
  • Place: Mera Peak Base Camp
  • Altitude: 5,350m/5,350ft
  • Time: 4 Hours

After taking breakfast at the tented camp, you move further by crossing Mera La Pass (5,415m). Today’s journey is one of the shortest although you have to ascend the steep trail. Once you reach High Camp, you can have the best panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Baruntse and Chamlang. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camp
  • Place: Mera Peak High Camp
  • Altitude: 5,780m/18,963ft
  • Time: 4 Hours

Today is the most remarkable day of the entire Mera Peak climbing itinerary. You are going to reach the summit of Mera Central Peak. As the weather condition in the daytime may be unfavourable, you should start the hiking to the summit after midnight. Although it is dark, the head torch helps you find the right track. You have to cross some crevasses although the trekking is not much technical. Following the steep ice-covered steep trail, you reach the summit.

From the top of the peak, you can have the 360-degree panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Mt. Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu (8,463m), Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Baruntse and Chamlang. Capture the snapshots of the lifetime moment in your camera and your mind. Then, you climb down to High Camp and have your lunch. Finally, by leaving the base camp of Mera Peak, you descend towards Khare for the night rest.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tahouse
  • Place: Khare
  • Altitude: 6,461m/20,305ft
  • Time: 9 Hours

Today after breakfast, you begin the retreat trip towards Kothe by enjoying the Himalayan views and stunning landscapes. You walk past some small Himalayan Sherpa villages and monasteries on the way. The major settlement areas are Thaknak, Gondisung and Mosom Kharka that you come across. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Kothe
  • Altitude: 3,691m/12,110ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

After having breakfast at Kothe, you march ahead following the banks of the Hinku Khola for some time. And then, you walk along the trail passing across the dense forests of rhododendron up to Thakthor Village. Perhaps, you have your lunch over here and continue towards Thuli Kharka for the night station. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Thuli Kharka
  • Altitude: 4300m/ 14108ft
  • Time: 7 Hours

Today is the last day of walking from Thuli Kharka to Lukla. Therefore, you begin the journey after having breakfast. You enjoy the high altitude villages situated close to the green forests and the snowcapped peaks above them. Crossing Chhetra La Pass (4,600), you walk past Kharitang village and Chutang village. Chhetra La Pass is the highest pass of Mera Peak climbing itinerary. Walking for about 7 hours along the rocky trails going uphill and downhill, you arrive Lukla for the night station. It’s here you can celebrate the accomplishment of Mera Peak climbing that gave you lifelong memories!

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Lukla
  • Altitude: 2,850m/9,350ft
  • Time: 7 Hours

You can enjoy the sunrise view of the landscapes and snowy peaks of Everest region while having your breakfast. Then, by leaving the most popular trekking region of Nepal, you fly back to Kathmandu. While in flight, you can have the aerial vistas of the entire Everest region for the last time this season. After arriving at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. In the leisure time, go for shopping or celebrate it with your colleagues. The Choice is YOURS! 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft
  • Time: 45 Mins

This is the last day of Mera Peak climbing 18 days’ itinerary. Thus, the team member of Orbit Alpine Adventure relocates you to the airport according to the flight schedule. Have a wonderful journey ahead! 

  • Meals: Breakfast

Cost Details

  • Basic teahouse accommodation during the trek, tented camp during the climbing days, three star or similar hotel in Kathmandu on twin-sharing basis.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek and climbing period; breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Airport – hotel – airport transfers by car, Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight ticket for clients and guide
  • Documentation: Sagarmatha National Park permit, Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card, Mera Peak climbing special permit
  • Down jacket, sleeping bags, first-aid kit, water purifying solution (iodine-based). Climbing equipment such as Tent, Ice axe, Ropes, Crampons, Harness, Helmet, etc
  • A professional and experienced Climbing guide (English-speaking); and porter (carrying up to 25 kg);
  • All the expenses for the guide(s) and porter(s) are covered (wages, accommodation, meals, transportation, insurance, etc.). High-altitude workers special insurance.
  • Bonus for the climbing guide and all the technical gears for him
  • Applicable taxes, service charges or fees
  • Nepalese Visa fee
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain or need extra day in mountain (due to any reason) than scheduled itinerary will have to bear by client.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance (during adventure trip is compulsory)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, extra battery, bar bills, battery charge, extra potter, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
  • Tips for guides, potters, and drivers

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