Mera Peak TrekkingMera Peak Trekking

Mera Peak Trek and Climbing

  • Duration17 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Challenging
  • Max Altitude 6476m
  • Activity Trek & Climbing
  • Group Size 1-10
  • Accommodation Hotel-Lodge & camping
  • Meals 3 Times a Day
  • Transportation jeep & Flight
  • Starts Solu
  • Ends Lukla
  • Best Season September-November, March- May
Trip Highlights
  • The most beautiful natural valley and landscape
  • Chance to explore the legends of Everest
  • The best views from the summit of the world highest mountains
  • The best peak for mountaineering beginners and armatures skill testing

Mera Peak 6,476m is the highest trekking climbing peak in the Mahalangur section of Nepal. Mera peak lies administratively in Sagarmatha zone and sagarmatha national park of Solukhumbu with three main summits like Mera North 6,476m, Mera central 6,461m and Mera south 6,065m. Mera Peak climbing is taken as the ground to prepare yourself before climbing the other big mountains. The climbing and technical setting at Mera peak is an ideal for beginners mountaineering. This is why it is considered as the best climbing journey starting at mountains. Amateurs climbers get to test physical fitness and using their mountaineering gears. But that does not mean this climbing is only about the ascent and descent. Mera Peak journey is a long but beautiful journey through the most beautiful part of the world. Trekkers or climbers enjoy the close view of five 8 thousanders mountains Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho- Oyu, Mt. Makalu and kanchanjunga with several surrounding mountains. The journey of Mera Peak runs through the iconic Khumbu region. And this region has got all of the things; unique Sherpa settlements, lush forests, swinging suspension bridges, traditional gompas, monasteries, prayer flags, and many more. It will take too many words to list down what this Mera peak climbing journey offers.


Driving to Kharikhola is fantastic along the rough tough road via lowland to the chilly passes by crossing several wonderful villages and landscapes. Overnight will be at Kharikhola. It will take approximately 12-14 hours driving

If you go by flight, the jeep drive starts around 2:00 Am from Kathmandu to Ramechhap airport and catches the flight to Lukla. After landing at Lukla the trek goes down to Surke village and follows the legendary trail to Painya for overnight.

The trail meanders through luscious forests and towering waterfalls before reaching the village of Pangkongma (2,946m). We’ll camp here for the night, experiencing a glimpse into traditional Sherpa family life.

Another early morning start takes us up to the Panggom La pass (3,180m). Marked only by Tibetan chortens, our trail leads us into the remote Hinku valley where Mera Peak comes into view for the first time. It is an impressive first introduction to our end goal. From here we’ll continue towards the left valley through the Himalayan dense forest to Nigso.

The day will be tough walking through the forest. The trail often ascends and descends through the beautiful Himalayan forest, waterfalls, and at some point very narrow pass but very interesting and amazing trek with pack lunch.

The trail extends gradually through bamboo, fir tree, and rhododendron forests and is easily flat until you catch the trail coming from Lukla. Make a lunch break at this little hamlet and descend to the Hinku river bank and follow the Riverside until you arrive at Kothe.

Emerging from the forest into a vast open valley, some of the region's most prestigious peaks will be revealed, making for some spectacular mid-morning views. We’ll continue to Tagnak (4,140m) where we’ll stay for the next two nights, and watch the sun dip behind the magnificent Mera Peak massif.‍

We spend the day acclimatizing to the altitude. Tagnak is surrounded by a wall of towering peaks including Kussum Kangu (6,200m) and the never-climbed Peak 35 (6,100m). Today will be for relaxing, recuperating, and taking short walks up and around the village. 

Today is the time to move on and the morning’s walk up alongside the big Glacier will be fairly simple and relaxed. The trail descends steeply out of the village up to some prayer flags that overlook the Kyeshar glacier and a myriad of breathtaking peaks, before winding down through the valley towards Khare, Mera Peak’s base camp (4,900m), where we’ll spend the next two nights.

Today is all about practicing crampon use, jumaring, ice axe and rope techniques, and self-arrest. We head up to the base of the Mera Glacier by attempting a steep ridge that will later be part of our trail to the Mera La Pass. Then it’s time for a quick briefing and to get some rest ready for the day ahead tomorrow.

We put our newly learned crampon and ice axe techniques to the test as we climb the glacial ridge again and head up onto the back of the Mera Glacier. With the views of Kanchanjunga, Chamlang, Makalu, and Baruntse sweeping before us to the east, and Ama-Dablam, Cho Oyu, and Kangtega to the west, we climb the Mera glacier to the rocky outcrop of the high camp. From here the faces of Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse rise in the north. This has to be one of the most unique camp viewpoints in the entire Himalayas and with any luck, a sunset to rival all previous sunsets will befall us.

Hot cups of tea are dished out in the early hours of the morning ahead of a cold and challenging climb. Temperatures are likely to be around -10 Celsius but we’ll catch the first morning rays of the sun as they hit the mountain and progress with renewed enthusiasm as the summit is in sight. Though the route is not necessarily steep, the going is slow due to the altitude and the technicality of the climb; ice axes and crampons are necessary here.

At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may use a rope, depending on the conditions. With the summit only meters away, the moment we have been working towards for 2 weeks is right in front of us. It is an unforgettable feeling to reach the summit. We are rewarded with unrivaled 360 views across the Himalayas. We take in the views and revel in the sense of achievement before heading back to Khare for hot drinks and plenty of rest

A winding, beautiful walk retracing our steps back through the valley and alongside the Dig Glacier. We pass back through Tagnak for one last good view of Mera Peak, before reaching Khote where we will spend the night.

With Mera behind us, we stay high up on the open hillsides west of the Hinku River as we make our way to Chhatral (4,100m) for the evening. It’s a steep and winding rocky trail that weaves up and down through rhododendron forests bursting with life.

A steep and long day today as we ascend the Zatrawa La pass (4,580m) that will bring us back to Lukla. We will cross the rocky outcrop of the Zatr Og before descending steeply into the Sherpa-populated Dudh Kosi valley, the last of Mera’s views in the distance. We reach Lukla (2,840m) by late afternoon and spend the night celebrating the achievements of the trek.

A scenic morning flight back to Kathmandu is in order and gives us one last chance to say goodbye to the mountains. There will be free time in Kathmandu.

A spare contingency day should our summit attempt be in any way delayed due to bad weather or the need to rest for another day. If not needed it will be added on as an extra free day in Kathmandu

Route Map
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