Mera Peak Climbing - 18 days

Things to Know
  • Duration18 Days
  • Difficulty Level Technical Challenging
  • Altitude 6440 meters
  • Trip Type Trekking | Climbing
  • Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Best Time March to May and September to November
What You’ll Do
  • Climb the highest trekking Peak-Mera Peak at 6440 meters.
  • Off-beaten trekking and climbing trail with less crowded route.
  • Admire the spectacular views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and many other peaks.
  • Visit remote Hinku and Hongu Valley.
  • Experience the lifestyle of the people living in the core of the mountains.

Mera Peak Climbing is a thrilling adventure in Everest that delivers remarkable trekking and climbing experience. It is the highest climbing peak of Nepal with a height of 6440 meters. Lying at the Mahalangur range of Everest, it has three dominant peaks, Mera South, Mera Central, and Mera North. The climb allows you to witness five 8000-meter peaks including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga. The journey to Mera Peak is beautiful walking through remote villages like Hiknu and Hongu. Whether you are a beginner or a mountaineer, Mera Peak Climbing is an excellent option to explore the mountains. Moreover, even the people climbing Mt. Everest do this as a preparation. Likewise, even a beginner with little knowledge of using gear and equipment can complete this climb successfully.

Iconic Holiday Nepal has a Mera Peak Itinerary that is ideal for both novice and experienced climbers. The Mera Peak Climbing begins with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (Ramechapp to Lukla). Then, the trek begins at Paiya and goes along Pangkongma, NashingDingma, KholaKharka, Kothe, and Tagnag for acclimatization. During your acclimatization at Tangnag, you can explore SabalTsho, which is around 5000 meters. The trek continues from Tagnag to Khare for another acclimatization and practice before we head to High Camp. After completing a practice day, the next day will be your Summit Day. While returning after summiting the peak, you will retrace the trail until Kothe. From Kothe, you will trek through ThuliKarka, Zarrwa La Pass and back to Lukla.

Mera Peak Climbing Difficulty Level

Trekking to the peak above 6000 meters demands excellent fitness. The climb demands challenges, as you have to walk through the snow and glaciers. Reaching at the top (6467m) would be the first challenge. Likewise, ascending a snow dome with Jumar on a fixed rope is another demanding adventure during the climb. Therefore, knowledge of using ice axe, crampons, Jumar, and Ropes would be highly recommended. It makes your climb easy and increases your success rate.

The Factors that make Mera Climbing Difficult are:

  • Physical and Mental Stamina
  • Several technical sections
  • Weather and Temperature
  • Acute Mountain Sickness
  • Time and Distance to reach the Summit

Tips for Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal

  • Be physically and mentally prepared
  • Choose the right itinerary that suits your time, ability and budget
  • Previous trekking experience in high altitudes is always a bonus
  • Climb with experienced and qualified guides 
  • Acclimatize yourself as par necessary
  • Best climbing gear for Mera Peak climbing
  • Consult with your climbing experts about your climbing gear and equipment
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  • Altitude1400 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time2-3 hours

After arriving at Tribhuwan International Airport, our Iconic Holiday Nepal team assistant will pick you up and take you to your hotel. Our meeting before the trip will be on the same or the next day depending upon your arrival. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

  • Altitude2760 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time5-6 hours Trek

During the high trekking season, a flight to Lukla departs from Manthali Airport, Ramechhap. Driving for 4 hours from Kathmandu will take you to Manthali from where you will take 25 minutes flight to Lukla. To get to Manthali airport, you have to wake up around 1 am to catch the vehicle that departs near Thamel. However, in the off-season, there is a direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It takes around 40 minutes from Kathmandu to reach Lukla by flight. Our assistant will escort you to the Domestic Terminal for your flight. After arriving at Lukla, we will meet with porters and they help to carry your belongings. After a short tea break, we start to walk to the south of Everest Base Camp Trail. The trail goes through farmlands, and forests, crossing a couple of rivers we reach Paiya. Overnight stay at Paiya.

  • Altitude2900m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6-7 hours

We will start after having our breakfast. We will walk uphill through forests until Col Khari La Pass at 3,081 m/10,108 ft. After this, we will gently go downhill to the village of Bupsa at 2,300 m/7,545 ft. Then, the trail climbs moderately until we reach our destination Pangkongma. The village is almost at the top of the mountains.

  • Altitude2963 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6-7 hours

Pangkongma isn’t at the top of the mountain, so we will first climb up the winding path to a mountain pass Pangkongma La at 3,170 m/10,400 ft. We will be greeted with stunning views of the surrounding mountains including the stunning south face of Mera Peak. From here, it is a steep descent down to the Hinku Khola. The downhill walk will be on the ridge for a significant portion. After resting at the bottom of the valley for a while and crossing the suspension bridge, we will take a 2-hour climb up the forests to our destination Nashing Dingma.

  • Altitude3600 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6-7 hours

Like Pangkongma, Nashing Dingma is below the top of the mountain, and our destination is on the other side of the mountain. We will start climbing up through the forest. It’s a steep ascent until Surke La Pass at 3,060 m. The pass has a couple of lodges selling snacks and tea. We will rest for a while to regain our energy. Then we will continue to moderate uphill and downhill trek to Chholem Kharka which is a pastureland.

  • Altitude4370 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6-7 hours

Trekking to Khola Khara is challenging today. The trail goes up and up through the ridges and we gain the elevation. We start with the gentle uphill climb and encounter the rocky terrain. The climb is steep and challenging, so taking plenty of breaks is recommended. We will finally arrive at today’s highest point at 4,500 m/14,763 ft. This marks the end of our ascent. The clear weather permits us to witness Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), the third-highest peak in the world. Overnight stay at Khola Kharka.

  • Altitude3600 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6-7 hours

From Khole Kharka, we start an easy trek to Kothe heading northwest. We descend in a steep decline trail down to Hinku Valley. The landscape changes from rocky terrain to green bushes and trees. We will be walking on the right side of the river. The path gradually climbs up northward. Just as we are about to reach Kothe, we will cross the white-water Hinku Khola through a wooded bridge. We will encounter no settlements on our walk on this day.

  • Altitude4350 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6-7 hours

From Kothe, we climb through the Hinku Valley with gradual ascent. The trail is a combination of rocky landscape and green pasture. Today we will walk through the left side of HikuKhola. Along the way, we will get to see the views of Mera North, Central, and South. Similarly, you will pass by the oldest Monastery, which is 200 years old and named after Lungsamba Monastery

  • Altitude4350 m
  • AccommodationTea House

We spend a day here to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. After proper rest, we can explore other adventure possibilities like strolling by Sabal Tsho. This beautiful moraine-dammed lake is hidden behind the Sabal Glacier and climbs a peak up to an altitude of nearly 5,000 m. We can also explore Hinku Nup Glacier which leads north toward Kangtaiga. The upper Hinku valley turns east at Tangnag, crossing the moraine of the Dig Glaciers.

  • Altitude4900 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time4-5 hours

Today, the walk begins to east through the meadow of Tangnag. Then, you will slowly climb the steep trail to the stream that comes out from Dig Kharka. Trekking for the next 4 hours, we reach Khare. You can see the superb views of the North Face of Mera Peak from Khare

  • Altitude4900 m
  • AccommodationTea House

There is another acclimatization and preparation day for us. Your Sherpa Leader and Guide will teach you on how to use ropes, ice axe, ascender, crampons etc. Likewise, you can also make sure that you have all the gear and equipment you need for the climb.

  • Altitude5800 m
  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • Time7-8 Hours

As we progress along the snowy glacier, we approach the pass and the slope becomes steep. This is one of the best parts of the trek. Stunning panoramas of giant mountains rising above 7,000 m/22,965 ft, among the highest on earth: Chamlang (7,290 m/23,917 ft), Makalu (8,475 m/27,805 ft), and Baruntse (7,220 m/23,687 ft) to the east; Everest (8,848.86 m/29,031 ft), Lhotse (8,501 m/27,890 ft) and Nuptse to the north cannot be ignored. Continuing westward, the peaks of Ama Dablam, Cho Oyo (8,153 m/26,748 ft), and Kantega don’t fail to fill our view.

  • Altitude6470 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time10-12 hours

We start early in the morning around 2 or 3 AM depending on the weather. From the high camp, the route follows the southwest, entering a broad comb on the left of the steep slopes. Then it reaches a pass at the bottom of a final steep slope (450) to the Mera Central Peak (6,470 m/21,227 ft). There are three peaks of Mera: North, Central, and South. We will be climbing Central Peak. From the summit, we can embrace the most spectacular panoramic views of at least five of the world’s fourteen 8000 m peaks: Everest (8,848.86 m/29,031 ft), Kangchenjunga (8,586 m/28,169 ft), Lhotse (8,516 m/27,939 ft), Makalu (8,485 m/27,837 ft) and Cho Oyu (8,201 m/26,906 ft). Then, we descend to the high camp, rest for a while and return to Khare. The total duration for the climb up and down the mountain will be around 10-12 hours.

  • Altitude3600 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6-7 hours

From Khare, you will descend to Kothe via Tangnag. We will retrace the same trail back to Kothe and stay overnight there.

  • Altitude4200 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6-7 hours

We will take a different route today to leave Kothe and reach Lukla in a couple of days. From Kothe, we begin our gentle descent southward on the left side of the Hinku Khola. A couple of hours later, we will start the westward climb to Thuli Kharka. The steep ascent passes through the forests and stops at Toktar for lunch. It’s a small settlement in the middle of the forest. We will ascend more through the forests and pass through the rocky section. In a final push, the trail gently drops to Thuli Kharka where we will spend our night.

  • Altitude2840 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time7-8 hours

Lukla is on the other side of the mountain. It’ll be a long day of trekking up and going down around (1,800 m/5,905 ft) to reach our destination. We start by climbing the steep trail northwest of Thuli Kharka. Once we get to Zatrwa La Pass at 4,610 m/15,124 ft, we begin our steep descent to Lukla. The landscape changes from rocky sections, possibly with snow during winter, early spring, and late autumn, to green bushes and forests. We will pass through a small settlement called Chutanga and finally arrive at the end point of our Himalayan adventure.

  • Altitude1400 m
  • AccommodationHotel

Just like at the beginning of the trip, you will fly back to Ramechhap from Lukla. It is a 25-minute flight to Ramechhap, After that, it is about a 4 to 6-hour drive to Kathmandu. In the off-season, there is a possibility of a direct flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

    One of the representatives from Iconic Holiday Nepal will bid farewell to you by dropping you off at the airport. We wish you the best for your next adventure.

    Useful Info


    During our Mera Peak climbing trip, we will have the opportunity to savour a variety of cuisines, including Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian, and continental fare. Our hotel in Kathmandu will provide a buffet-style breakfast, while all meals - including breakfast, lunch, and dinner - will be served during the trekking and climbing sections. We can also look forward to special farewell dinners, which are sure to be delightful culinary experiences.


    During our trip, we will be staying at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, standard teahouses during the trek, and tents during the climbing section. All of these are included in the cost of the trip. Most teahouse accommodations will only have shared toilet facilities, while foam mattresses will be provided for tent accommodation. Toilet facilities will be provided with necessary natural preservation during the climbing section. All accommodations in Kathmandu and teahouses will be on a twin-shared basis, but each individual will be provided with a single tent during the climbing section. If you prefer a single room in Kathmandu, you can request one by paying a single supplement of USD 50. Please note, however, that there are several teahouses on the trekking route that do not allow single-room accommodation.

    Dates and Prices

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    Mera Peak Climbing is a non-technical climb with a high altitude. If you are looking for a mountaineering journey then Mera Peak is an ideal option to start with. We Guarantee that climbing experts from Iconic Holiday Nepal will help you throughout the journey. Contact us for more details regarding peak climbing in Nepal.

    • The best season to climb the Mera Peak is spring (March-May) and autumn season (September-November). According to your time and availability, we organize the climbing with quality service

    • Mera Peak climbing is both trekking and climbing at the same time. However, your previous experience certainly helps during your climb. Although, even if you have no experience, knowledge of using the equipment is necessary.

    • Travel insurance is mandatory that has the policy of emergency medical evacuation with the maximum altitude of your itinerary. You can get the quality travel insurance that covers your medical charge, loss, rescue and other expenses. Moreover, always choose the best insurance company with top service.

    • We offer you a government-certified licensed and experienced guide.

    • Yes, we do provide the oxygen if needed. However, you have to pre-book the oxygen and that cost around USD 150 for a tank. The porter will carry the tank during the trek from Namche to the higher altitude

    • Our guides are with you anytime for the services. However, informing them quickly after you feel any symptoms would be best. Likewise, our guide are also well trained to use the first aid and have the knowledge of oxy meters.

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