Mera Peak Trek

Mera Peak Trek 14 Days

$ 1850 Per Person

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Facts About Trip

Maximum Altitude:

6,654 m

Group Size:

2 to 25 Peoples

Transportation:

Flight

Accommodation:

Best available

Best season:

Spring and Autumn

Meals:

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Tour type:

Trekking

Grade:

Moderate/Adventure

Trekking Region

Everest Region

Trip Highlights

  • Physically challenging climb with a 10-day trek through steep terrain, offering high-altitude fitness building.
  • Summit provides breathtaking views of 5 of the 6 tallest mountains, including Everest, Lhotse, and Kanchenjunga.
  • Challenging trek to one of Nepal's trekking peaks, reaching an elevation of 6476m, often considered the highest trekking peak.
  • Typical approach involves flying to Lukla, heading east over Zatra La Pass into the Hinku Valley.
  • While challenging due to elevation, Mera Peak requires only basic mountaineering skills for high-altitude glacier crossings.
     

Overview

The Mera Peak Climbing is a fairly taxing physical challenge at high altitudes, however, you build your mountain fitness during the trek to reach the mountain which involves ten days of walking over at times steep terrain between 3000m and 5000m. The paths are well made but some of the ascents are long and sustained. Mera Peak is a great option if you are looking to summit one of Nepal’s many trekking peaks. The summit offers one of the finest views in the Himalayas and one can see 5 of the 6 tallest mountains in the world from the summit (Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga).

The typical approach and the one described in this itinerary is to fly to Lukla and instead of heading north to Namche Bazaar, you head east over Zatra La Pass and into the Hinku Valley. It’s a challenging trekking peak due to the elevation but technically only requires basic mountaineering skills to tackle the high-altitude glacier crossings. Another approach you can ask us about which is longer is to head south from Lukla and hike up the beautiful Hinku Valley. It’s often referred to as Nepal’s highest trekking peak and is given an elevation of 6654m but this elevation was mistakenly copied to the official trekking peak list and the actual elevation is 6476m (21,247 feet).

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival in TIA, Kathmandu Nepal (1,400m)

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, Nepal, situated at an elevation of 1,400 meters above sea level, travelers begin their journey for the Mera Peak Trek, embarking on a thrilling adventure through the Himalayan landscape.

Day 2 : Flight to Lukla (2,800m) and trek to Phakding (3,440m)

We fly to Lukla from Kathmandu in the morning. This 30-minute flight comes with spectacular views of the hills and the Himalayas, forcing many to take their cameras out or simply use their mobile phones with attempts to capture the beauty. After breakfast in Lukla, we start our walk to Chutanga.

Leaving the trail to our right which leads to Phakding, we turn right. On the almost flat comfortable trail for about four hours, we walk through a relatively thick forest and arrive in Chutanga with around half a dozen small constructions in the middle of the forest.
We spend the night here.

Day 3 : Trekking from Chhutanga to Chekra-Bu (3,900m) via Chhetre-La Pass (4,610m)

After a heavy breakfast, we pack our lunch and start walking up a steep incline for around four hours, first crossing a ridge of the Nau Lekh range, which happens to separate the Khumbu Valley from where we are about to enter: the Hinku Valley, and eventually up and over chhatra-La, Pass at 4,610 meters. On a clear day, the view of the Limding Himal from the Pass is a worthwhile experience. From here on, Thuli Kharka, also known as Chhatra-bu, is roughly a couple of hours away on a trail that goes downhill. We spend the night here.

Day 4 : Trekking from Chhetra-Bu to Kothe (3,600m). Overnight stay at Kothe.

After breakfast, we walk on a gentle downhill, crossing a ridge, then another, then yet another. In about three hours, we reach Thulodunga. The settlement, with a number of teahouses, is our stopover for lunch. We leave Thulodhunga After a sharp descent to the Hinku River, we start our climb through a forest to Kothé. The settlement, on the banks of a river, is well equipped to cater to the needs of most travelers. We spend the night here.

Day 5 : Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4,350m).

After breakfast, we begin our walk along the banks. A slight uphill all the way, the route is not demanding on the legs. An hour after leaving Kothe, only some species of shrubs and grasses remain to still hold on in these conditions that are getting harsher and harsher for most species of vegetation. We come across a monastery about an hour before Thaknak. Like Kothé, Thaknak too comes with about half a dozen hotels providing good facilities. We spend the night here.

Day 6 : Thangnak to Khare (5,050m)

After breakfast, we walk all the way to Kharé. Although mostly a gradual uphill, many find this walk exhausting, owing much to the thinning of the air at higher altitudes. Khare is located in a relatively open area. We spend the night here in one of the slightly less than a dozen hotels in the area. This is also the place where we make sure that our climbing gears are all in preferred conditions. We are also involved in some necessary training on an elevation in the vicinity.

Day 7 : Acclimatization over hill (5,500m) and that night at Khare.

After breakfast, we walk around for acclimatization. During the day, a brief meeting with the climbing guide about the peak and have some climbing training around. Spend a night in Khare.

Day 8 : Khare to high camp (5,650m). Overnight tent camp.

After breakfast, we set off for the High Camp. Some time into the trail and we reach the snow-line. Crampons on and we walk towards the High Camp. The path, from here on, is up. Through Mera-La Pass, we come to a huge boulder. The piece of land behind this structure is better protected against winds and possible ice formation. We put up our tents here at an altitude somewhere close to 5,780 meters. The porters, however, return, perhaps, to create space for other budding climbers.

Day 9 : High camp to Mera peak summit (6,476m). Back to Khare.

Today, we get up very early, at around 1 am. After breakfast, we get ready, all geared up – crampons on, ice-ax ready for use, you know where the ropes are and the likes – and carrying only the essentials to traverse the next five hours or so to the Peak. This, otherwise, a gradual uphill requires us to traverse the final 100 meters or so with the aid of the ropes. Once atop … photographs, smiles, hugs … in sheer admiration of the endurance to the Summit of Mera Peak. Largely depending on weather conditions, most are able to spend a maximum of around half an hour on top before starting their descent back. We walk all the way down for around five hours to Khare for the night.

Day 10 : Back to Kothe from Khare over hight in Kothe.

We retrace our steps back to Kothe in around seven hours, stopping for lunch in Thaknak. We spend the hight in Kothe.

Day 11 : Kothe to Thuli Kharka.

Our walk to Thuli Kharka starts after breakfast. We walk back the same route to Thuli Kharka for the night. Allows the scaling of Island Peak (6,189m).

Day 12 : Thuli Kharka to Lukla, 7/8 hours.

Once again, we use the previous path to come to Lukla and spend the night here.

Day 13 : Fly back to Kathmandu, 30 minutes.

We fly back to Kathmandu and reach the hotel in time for lunch. The afternoon is for shopping for some, for buying souvenirs for others and for doing whatever they please for still others. In the evening, however, please allow us the pleasure of your company during the farewell dinner organized by Unique Sherpa Treks & Expedition. Spend the night in the hotel.

Day 14 : Departure

This day is the final day for you from Nepal after successful your destination target. today going to bye-bye all who together walked, eaten, played all think shared like family. everybody happy-go-lucky too within 12-13 days. and finally going to meet your happy family and friends. everyone shakes our hand and say bye-bye see you again.

What Is Included ?

  • Pick-up from the airport and transportation to the hotel.
  • 2-night hotel in Kathmandu in the (3-star) hotel. 
  • Domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) and airport departure taxes.
  • (100% Waterproof) Duffle bag to keep your personal belongings and things to be carried by the porter.
  • 3 times meal and tea/coffee during the trek.
  • Professional guide, assistant guide, and porters (size of the travel groups) during the trek.
  • Permit, TIMS, and national park entry fee.
  • All wages, and medical kits for the groups and staff.
  • Insurance for the guide and porters.
  • Appreciation Certificate after the successful trek by Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition. 
  • Farewell dinner at Kathmandu before departure. Tea/Coffee with the meal.

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and also in case of early return than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Extra baggage check-in during the flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) if more than 15 KG, extra, can be paid directly to the airline.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Any kind of meal During Your Stay in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival late departure, or early return from the trek.
  • Rescue, Medicine, Medical Test, Repatriation, Hospitalization Expenses for Climbs.
  • Any Internet, Hot shower, Drinking Water, Alcohol, cold Drinks, Laundry.
  • Additional costs suffered due to causes beyond our control, such as natural disasters, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, emergency evacuation, changes in government policies, strikes, and so forth.
  • Insurance for Clients
  • International flight Tickets.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or bag, personal, Medical Kits, and Personal Trekking Gear.
  • any other items, not Included in the Above (Cost Included) Section.

 

NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. It is not will be refundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

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FAQs

Mt. Mera Peak is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal, standing at an elevation of 6,476 meters (21,247 feet) above sea level. It offers breathtaking views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu among other peaks.

The trek is considered challenging but achievable for fit trekkers with previous high-altitude trekking experience. It involves long days of hiking, steep ascents, and potentially harsh weather conditions.

The best time for the Mt. Mera Peak Trek is during the pre-monsoon (March to May) and post-monsoon (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather and clear views.

The typical duration for the Mt. Mera Peak Trek is around 18 to 20 days, including acclimatization days and the summit push. However, the exact duration can vary depending on the itinerary chosen.

While previous mountaineering experience is not mandatory, it's highly recommended to have some prior trekking experience at high altitudes. Basic mountaineering skills such as the use of crampons and ice axes are advantageous.

Trekkers need to obtain permits such as the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit and the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit. Additionally, a climbing permit is required for ascending Mt. Mera Peak.

Yes, altitude sickness is a potential risk due to the high elevation of the trek. Adequate acclimatization, hydration, and a gradual ascent are essential to minimize the risk. It's crucial to recognize symptoms and descend if necessary.

Accommodation along the Mt. Mera Peak Trek varies from basic teahouses to tented camps. Teahouses provide simple lodging and meals, while camping is necessary in remote areas closer to the peak.

While there are no specific age restrictions, participants should be in good physical condition and able to handle the demands of high-altitude trekking. It's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before undertaking the trek, especially for older adults.

Essential items include warm clothing, sturdy trekking boots, a down jacket, sleeping bag, sunscreen, sunglasses, a first aid kit, and personal medication. It's important to pack light but adequately for the varying weather conditions and terrain.

The typical itinerary includes days for acclimatization and gradual ascent to higher altitudes. It usually starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by trekking through villages like Paiya, Pangkoma, and Khare before reaching the Mera Peak Base Camp. The summit push usually takes place from High Camp, with a descent back to Lukla via a slightly different route.

The trek offers stunning views of the Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and Mt. Cho Oyu. Trekkers also experience diverse landscapes, including lush forests, alpine meadows, and glacier terrain. The summit day provides a sense of achievement and awe-inspiring panoramas.

While it's possible to trek independently, hiring a certified guide is highly recommended for safety and navigation, especially in remote and high-altitude areas. Guides are knowledgeable about the terrain, weather conditions, and can provide assistance in case of emergencies.

The cost of the trek can vary depending on factors such as the trekking agency, itinerary, group size, and inclusions such as permits, accommodation, meals, and guide/porter services. On average, the cost ranges from $2000 to $4000 per person.

Yes, there are alternative routes and side trips available for trekkers looking to extend their adventure. Some options include visiting the remote Hinku Valley, exploring the beautiful lakes of Panch Pokhari, or combining the trek with a visit to the Everest Base Camp.

Trekking agencies typically provide support staff such as porters and cooks, who assist with carrying equipment, setting up camps, and preparing meals. Some agencies also offer fully supported expeditions with additional amenities such as dining tents and toilet facilities.

It's recommended to engage in a regular fitness regimen focusing on cardiovascular endurance, strength training, and hiking with a loaded backpack. Additionally, practicing hiking at high altitudes and carrying a daypack can help simulate the conditions of the trek.

Yes, trekkers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich Sherpa culture by visiting local villages, monasteries, and interacting with the friendly inhabitants. Traditional ceremonies, festivals, and local cuisine add to the cultural experience.

Trekkers are encouraged to practice responsible tourism by minimizing their environmental impact. This includes carrying out all waste, using refillable water bottles, respecting local customs and traditions, and supporting sustainable trekking practices.

Absolutely! Many trekkers combine the Mt. Mera Peak Trek with other adventures such as the Everest Base Camp Trek, Island Peak Climbing, or cultural tours of Kathmandu and surrounding areas. Customized itineraries can be arranged to suit individual preferences and interests.

While Mera Peak is technically straightforward, it involves some basic mountaineering skills such as walking in crampons, using an ice axe, and fixed rope techniques on steeper sections. Prior experience with these skills is beneficial but not mandatory, as training is usually provided by experienced guides.

The trail varies from well-defined paths to rocky and sometimes icy terrain, especially as you ascend towards Mera Peak Base Camp. Some sections may involve steep ascents and descents, while others traverse through forests, alpine meadows, and moraines. Proper trekking boots with good ankle support are recommended.

The Sagarmatha National Park, through which much of the trek passes, is home to various species of wildlife including musk deer, Himalayan tahr, and occasionally even snow leopards. Birdwatchers will also delight in spotting Himalayan monal, blood pheasants, and various species of eagles and vultures.

While the Mera Peak Trek is gaining popularity, especially among those seeking a less crowded alternative to routes like Everest Base Camp, it generally sees fewer trekkers. However, during peak seasons, popular sections of the trail and teahouses may still experience some crowding, particularly around Base Camp.

The Mera Peak Trek offers opportunities to immerse yourself in Sherpa and Rai cultures. You'll pass through traditional villages adorned with prayer flags and mani stones, visit ancient monasteries such as Thaktor Gompa, and have the chance to learn about local customs and religious practices from your guides.

Trekking agencies prioritize safety and typically provide experienced guides trained in wilderness first aid. They carry comprehensive first aid kits and oxygen cylinders for emergencies. Additionally, they closely monitor weather conditions and adjust itineraries accordingly to ensure the well-being of trekkers.

Yes, solo trekkers can join group tours organized by trekking agencies. Joining a group not only enhances safety but also provides opportunities to meet like-minded adventurers from around the world. Solo trekkers should inform the agency in advance to arrange suitable group departures.

Teahouses along the trail typically offer basic restroom facilities, which may range from squat toilets to western-style toilets. In more remote areas and during camping, trekkers may need to use designated outdoor toilet areas. It's advisable to carry your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

Teahouses along the trail usually offer a variety of meals including vegetarian options such as dal bhat, vegetable noodles, and fried rice. However, options may be limited in some remote areas. It's recommended to inform your guide or the teahouse in advance about any dietary restrictions or preferences.

After completing the trek, trekkers often unwind in Kathmandu, exploring its cultural sites such as Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa. For those seeking further adventure, options include white-water rafting on the Bhote Koshi River, wildlife safaris in Chitwan National Park, or even a scenic flight over Everest.

 

Trekkers can support local communities by purchasing goods and services from local businesses, hiring local guides and porters, and respecting cultural traditions. Additionally, participating in organized clean-up initiatives and adhering to Leave No Trace principles help minimize environmental impact and preserve the natural beauty of the region.

Additional Information

01. Trekking Route: The Mera Peak Trek typically commences from Lukla, traversing through scenic landscapes along the classic Everest Base Camp trek route. Trekkers pass through Sherpa settlements, lush rhododendron forests, and high-altitude valleys before reaching Mera Peak Base Camp.

02. Climbing Route: Ascending Mera Peak involves navigating through technical terrain, including rocky sections, snow, and ice. Climbers ascend steep slopes, traverse glaciers, and may encounter crevasses, guided by experienced climbing guides.

03. Acclimatization Days: Adequate acclimatization is vital for the safety and success of the trek. Rest days are incorporated into the itinerary to allow trekkers to adjust to the increasing altitude gradually and minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

04. Weather Monitoring: Guides closely monitor weather forecasts to make informed decisions about trekking conditions. Itinerary flexibility is crucial to adapt to changing weather patterns and ensure trekkers' safety.

05. Emergency Protocols: Emergency evacuation procedures are in place in case of emergencies. Guides are trained in first aid, and communication devices such as satellite phones or radios are carried for communication with base camp or rescue teams.

06. Physical Fitness: Pre-trek physical conditioning is essential, focusing on cardiovascular endurance, strength training, and stamina-building activities. Trekkers need to be physically prepared to cope with the demands of high-altitude trekking.

07. Technical Skills: While not as technically challenging as some peaks, basic mountaineering skills are beneficial for the Mera Peak Trek. Trekkers should have some familiarity with rope handling and glacier travel, and training courses are recommended for those with limited experience.

08. Leave No Trace: Environmental stewardship is crucial; trekkers are encouraged to minimize waste, dispose of trash responsibly, and respect the natural environment, leaving the trekking route pristine for future generations.

09. Responsible Tourism: Support sustainable tourism practices by respecting local customs, contributing to the local economy, and minimizing the ecological footprint of the expedition.

10. Sherpa Culture: Engage with the local Sherpa community along the trekking route to learn about their unique culture, traditions, and way of life. Visit monasteries, prayer flags, and other cultural sites to gain insight into the spiritual practices of the region.

11. Everest Region: Explore the iconic Everest region, home to some of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest. Experience the rich mountain culture and warm hospitality of the Sherpa people.

12. Guides and Support Staff: Experienced trekking guides lead the expedition, providing valuable expertise and support throughout the journey. Support staff assist with logistics, equipment transportation, and camp setup, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable trekking experience for all participants.

Embark on the Mera Peak Trek fully prepared for an exhilarating adventure amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Everest region.

Equipments

During the trekking, you could see many trekkers wearing expensive outdoor fashion equipment but we recommend you prepare comfortable and durable equipment. Trekking equipment is essential for anyone planning outdoor adventures, whether it's a day hike or a multi-day expedition. Below is a list of names of crucial equipment.

 

Cloth of trekkers,

Down Jacket: You could take on rent in Kathmandu if you don’t have

Thermal Baselayer Set: It is your second skin; bring the best quality (2 sets)

Fleece Pullover Hoodie: keeping you warm even if moisture condenses on the inside when it rains.

Light Weight Thermal Tops: It is comfortable when you don’t use a base layer

Waterproof Jacket and paints: recommended water, rain, and snowproof (if in case of bad weather)

Hiking Shorts: At lower altitudes and under the sun, it can be comfortable

Hiking T-Shirt: For lower altitude

Hiking Pants: Lightweight quick-drying paints (no jeans please)

Gloves: It is recommended to bring two pairs, a light one and a heavyweight water/windproof

Sports Bra for Her: A good sports bra is recommended when you are hiking

Sports underwear: Quick-dry

Woolen Hat: This is handy when it’s getting cold in the evening and morning.

Sunhat: Just it protects from the Sun

Microfleece Buff: I recommend bringing two, it is useful for either low-altitude or higher-altitude

 

Footwear Gears,

Hiking Boots: Ankle support, waterproof (running shoes are not recommended)

Sandals or Running Shoes: In the mornings and in the evenings in the teahouse (running shoes or even sandals will be fine)

Hiking Socks: Good-quality hiking socks should keep your feet dry and comfortable. Bring enough socks

Inner Socks: You could wear thin inner socks to support your hiking socks.

 

Trekking gears,

Snow gaiters: in case of bad weather and snowing

Duffle Bag: Waterproof and about 70L. We recommend this only if you are going to use Porter. Green Valley Nepal Treks will provide a duffel bag if you book Nepal Trekking with us on your arrival in Kathmandu.

Rucksack with Rain Cover: If you plan to carry your stuff during the trekking, we recommend you bring a comfortable (back support) 50 to 60L rucksack with rain cover.

Daypack with Rain Cover: Whether you use a porter or not, a day pack is necessary for your trekking trip in Nepal. Recommended daypack size is 25 to 30L with rain cover.

Trekking Poles: It is optional but if you know how to use it, then it can help your knee and joints.

Sleeping Bag: Recommended at least for -20 DC, Green Valley Nepal Treks will be provided at our pre-meeting if you don’t have your own (if you book the trip with us)

Sleeping Bag Liner: If you are planning to rent a sleeping bag, it is strongly recommended to bring your liner

 

Additional Accessories for Trekkers,

Reusable Water Bottle: Reduce plastic waste using a reusable water bottle.

Trash Bags: Pack trash bags to collect and dispose of your waste properly.

Phone Charger: Carry a fully charged mobile phone with a portable charger.

Power Bank: A power bank ensures your electronic devices stay charged.

Local SIM Card: Purchase a local SIM card for better connectivity in remote areas.

Cash: Carry enough cash to cover expenses, as ATMs might be scarce on the trekking route.

Map and Compass/GPS: Ensure you have the tools to navigate safely.

Camera and Binoculars: Capture the breathtaking landscapes and spot wildlife with a camera and binoculars.

Head Torch: small torch with spare batteries

Sunglasses: Recommended UV protection to prevent headaches and snow blindness.

Toiletries: Pack biodegradable soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and other essential toiletries.

Personal Medications: Bring any necessary prescription medications and basic over-the-counter remedies.

First Aid Kit: Your first-aid kit should include bandages, antiseptic cream, pain relievers, and any specific medications you might need.

Small Wash Towel: Light and quick-dry

Passport and Visa: Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months from entry, and obtain the necessary visa for Nepal.

Travel Insurance: Invest in comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking at high altitudes.

Permits and Tickets: Obtain all necessary permits for the specific trekking route you plan to take.

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