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Mera Peak Climbing

around Khumbu’s hidden Hinku valley and climb of stunning Mera Peak

Trip Summary

Trekking Mode
Hotels & Lodge and camping
Trekking Grade
Moderate to adventurous.
Climbing Grade
PD grade used as French / Swiss alpine climbing systems
Trek / Climb Duration
12 nights & 13 days (Lukla to Lukla)
Total Trip
16 nights & 17 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
March to July and September to December March to May (flowering times)

Trip Highlights

  • Climb of Mera the highest trekking peaks around Khumbu Himalaya,
  • From lush green alpine forest to remorseless ice-fields and glaciers of Hinku and Mera peaks,
  • Panoramic flights to and from Lukla on world’s most unique airstrips,
  • Astounding views of world’s highest mountains from Everest-Lhotse-Makalu to Kanchenjunga.

Trip Overview

Makes you feel proud achieving a goal of a lifetime experience on Mera Peak Climbing with View Nepal Treks expert guides support all the way to the summit and bringing you back safely on this fascinating Mera Peak Climb at  6,461 m and 21, 907 ft high.

Mera Peak Climbing graded as PD (French and Swiss alpine climbing system used worldwide) means a climb of less technical effort, walking on glaciers with a straightforward climb.

However one needs to be cautious with proper climbing gear and in good physical conditions and attitude for the climb of Mera Peak.

Mera Peak Climb starts with an overwhelming and short scenic flight to Lukla town, the door tom many Everest treks and climbs including major Mountain Climbing.


Our adventure leaves behind towns and villages heading into complete wilderness crossing over Naulekh or Kalo Himal ridges and passes to reach the hidden valley of Hinku with beautiful alpine tree lines, walk leads further east to the arctic zone of moraine and ice at Mera base camp for the classic climb to the summit of Mera Peak.

After the climb along with fascinating views of world’s highest mountains and feeling on top spirit heading back to Lukla safely for the flight back to Kathmandu with wonderful service of Nepal View Treks and guides.

Mera Peak Climbing: Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.

Day 02: At Kathmandu for optional tour and trip preparations.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,800 m and trek to Chutanga 3, 430 m – 04 hrs walk.

Day 04: Trek to Tuli-Kharka 4,300 m – 06 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Mousum-Kharka 3,430m – 04 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Thagnag 4,360m – 05 hrs.

Day 07: Rest day at Thagnag for acclimatization and local hikes.

Day 08: Trek to Khare at Mera Base Camp 5, 300m – 04 hrs

Day 09: Trek and climb to High camp 5,780 m / 18,958 ft – 04 hrs

Day 10: Climb to Mera Peak summit at 6,461 m / 21, 1907 ft – 08 hrs

Day 11: Reserve & Contingency day in case of unfavorable weather condition

Day 12: Trek to Khothey 3,600 m – 06 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Thuli -Kharka 4,200 m- 06 hrs.

Day 14: Trek to Lukla – 07 hrs.

Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

Day 16: In Kathmandu free day with an optional sightseeing tour.

Day 17: International departure homeward bound.

Useful information while Mera Peak Climbing

Trekking guide and Porter:

Our trekking will have long experience in trekking field. He speaks English and keeps knowledge about the mountain, mountain sickness, people, and culture. Generally, he will have a right to choose a guest house to stop overnight and right to take a necessary decision if the weather is not favorable if you are physically not in good condition or if there any potential danger of life or etc.

We will provide a porter (helper to carry the luggage) with warm clothing with warm clothing’s while going to the high mountain. We give priority to the local porter as much as possible.

Guest House in Mountain:

There are nice and tiny guest houses in the village on the way to trekking, also known as a tea house. We will accommodate to our trekkers in that guest houses. You will your own room (twin sharing) and a bathroom is outside. They are safe and people are friendly.

Meal in Mountain:

The general understanding in the mountain, you buy food from the same guest house where you say. We will buy a freshly cooked food from the local guest house. They will have a standard menu which is set by the Local Lodge Management Committee. You can choose your meal from the menu.

Medical facilities:

There are rare medical facilities in the mountain. We generally recommend bringing own medicine (a headache, stomach ache, painkiller, Diamox, bandage, iodine, cotton, gauze, hansaplast, common cold, diarrhea, ) to the normal situation.  If it is serious, you should go down or call an emergency evacuation.


There is not enough electricity in Nepal. You could expect power cut in some certain time of the day. While you are in the mountain, you will require electricity to charge your battery, mobile, camera or etc. generally they will ask you to pay extra money for charging.

Drinking water:

There is bottle water available along the normal trekking trail. Besides that, you can take your own water filter or can buy a medicine to purify the normal water. Further, you can buy boil water as well as in trekking.

Telephone and internet:

Some village has internet facilities. However, you can buy a local telephone SIM card which will help you to buy the internet and use with your smartphone set. You can use for calling to anyone if it requires at the same time.

Emergency evacuation:

You might have to be rescued due to some accident or serious ill. We can send rescue Helicopter service immediately to bring you back. The helicopter services are expensive in Nepal. We recommend you to buy insurance which covers search and rescue in need. After you rescued, we can help you for documentation to claim the payment.

Cost Includes / Excludes

Cost Includes

  1. All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  2. Three Star (Tourist Standard) hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  3. Full day Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  4. A professional guide for trekking
  5. Climbing certified Sherpa for climbing
  6. Porters (2 clients: 1 Porter for trekking and other as necessary for climbing)
  7. Full board trek basis includes (B-L-D) on Lodge accommodation during trekking and tent in climbing period.
  8. Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card
  9. National Park permits for Sagarmatha national park climbing permit for the peak
  10. Necessary camping equipment like dining tent. clients tent, toilet tent, kitchen utensils etc.
  11. Service of trekking and climbing guide, porters, cook their daily wages-medical insurance, meals, and transportation allowance.
  12. Wel-com dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  13. Down jackets-sleeping bags and comprehensive medical kits.
  14. Domestic airfare as per the itinerary Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu
  15. Medical kit carried by your guide
  16. All government and local taxes
Note: We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance from your home.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water etc.)
  • Personal trekking gear and climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if required.
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (and also in case of early return from mountain than scheduled itinerary)
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal climbing guide if required.
  • Service not mentioned in include part

Mera Peak Climbing Detail Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu international airport you will be well received by View Nepal Treks guides and staff for the transfer to your hotels in Kathmandu, after getting freshen from jet-lag a briefing program by our expert guide regarding Mera Peak climb and other related information with welcome dinner.

View Nepal Treks reserves as free day preparation for the adventure to Mera Peak climb where you can do last day shopping hiring and buying necessary gear required for the trip, with time one can book for half day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu-Bhaktapur and Patan city at places of interest

To start this adventure to Mera Peak, early morning a short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport then taking a short and scenic flight of 35 minutes to Lukla. Lukla an interesting town full of restaurant, shops and stores with many nice hotels and lodge, after a refreshing time in Lukla getting organized for half day walk towards Chutanga for overnight stop. A small place with cattle herders shelter and shade with huge pasture field surrounded by coniferous forest.

Our real adventure begins with a climb over Kalo Himal Ridge or Nau Lekh a rocky mountain that separates Khumbu area and Hinku Valley.
First pass leads to a steep climb to reach a ridge top festooned with Buddhist prayer flags at 4,450 m high, the pass called Zatrwa-Og, and then traversing over boulder slope, and climb across Zatrwa-La at 4,600 m, offering grand views of Dudh Kosi river valley with Karyolung and Lumding Himal.
After enjoying the view an hour downhill leads at Tuli-Kharka for overnight camp.

Today a short walk with views of Peak 43 and Kusum Kanguru peaks, then walk leads at Hinku valley area, with first views of Mera Peak the trail leads into rhododendron and pine forest to our overnight stop at Mosum Kharka near Hinku Drangka River.

Morning walk follows a route leading north on leaving forested area behind, after a nice walk reaching a wide open valley with summer grazing area with some Sheppard’s huts, and then continue to cross a small bridge to reach at Gondishung, near Thagnag area.
Gondishung with over 200 year old small Gompa (monastery / shrine), from here an hour walk to reach our overnight stop at Thagnag, which is a small yak herder’s place with temporary settlement.
As this route is slowly getting popular with few small lodges and teahouses has been established since last past decade.

A necessary rest day at Thagnag, a perfect spot altitude wise of 4,360 m for acclimatization before heading higher altitude to Mera Peak optional one can take a short hike for best views of Peak 43 and adjoining peaks.

After Thagnag with nice pleasant rest, morning walk leads on moderate trail for few hours and then climb over moraine, damming Charpatti Tal (lake), that leads to a high area lined with rocks and cairns and small glacial lake, from here climb for a while and down downhill walk to Dig Kharka, and over boulder strewn hillside to Khare.
From here a short descent to reach at Mera Base Camp for overnight camp, with time to relax and preparation for Mera peak climb.

Climb to Mera Peak can be done from base camp, but it is always safe and best to add an extra camp to make the climb more accessible.
View Nepal for your safety and success will set High Camp this will make it more approachable to reach Mera summit.
On leaving Mera base camp, walk across Mera La after hours of tough walk on this high altitude reaching at Mera High Camp the highest overnight stop of this adventure at above 5,780 m.
Here with afternoon free, our guides will check and scout the route for next day climb, might fix ropes where necessary for the safe climb.

The high camp offers excellent views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse peaks.

A Big Day! And highlight of the adventure, starting early morn before dawn for the summit of Mera peak, following our lead guide with steep climb; with ropes fixed where necessary on narrow sections, after a tough climb with no technical difficulty but using ice axe / crampons much required to reach the summit of Mera peak.
From the top feeling high enjoy fascinating panorama of world’s highest mountains of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, and towards Mt. Kanchenjunga with series of snowcapped peaks.

After a tiring moment and hard climb but with successful climb descend back to base camp with rest of the afternoon relaxing and marvel the views of mountains.

View Nepal Treks for your success and enjoyable adventure climb, reserves an extra day as contingency, in situation like bad and unfavorable weather or adjusting this day to maintain the itinerary days taking care of client’s fitness as well on this high altitude adventure.
If this day not used and all goes well according to our standard itinerary our guide / leader will use this extra day on return trek to Lukla, making some short day as you enjoy the walks with views on route.

On completing our goal and highlights of this marvelous adventure on Mera Peak climb, feeling much stronger after the climb, head back to Lukla with longer camps to cover but with pleasant walk to Kothey past Thagnag for overnight stop.

After Khothey morning trek into forested area of blue Himalayan pines and rhododendrons trees, past grazing area with climb and last views of Mera Peak reaching at Thuli Kharka for last overnight stop before Lukla.

Today will be a long and hard day walk, starting very early with climb over Naulekhor Kalo Himal ridges traversing Zatrwa-Og and Zatrwa-La. After the climb a long descend into green vegetation and tree lines to reach at Lukla for last overnight halt.
Overnight in the comfort of nice lodge and celebrate farewell dinner among members and guides including our cheerful strong porters.

From Lukla taking an early morning flight back to Kathmandu with views of mountains, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back to respective hotels with rest of the day free at leisure.

A spare day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay and cancellation due to unfavorable bad weather which might occur, as the Himalayan weather can be unpredictable sometimes if all goes well have a free day or sightseeing tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur.

Today, your last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of Mera Peak Climb and adventurous trekking, as per your time for international flight, View Nepal staff transfer you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is one of the exciting treks around world highest mountains; an adventurous walk with high altitude passes of above 4,500 meters with overnight at over 5,000 m. But the climb is technically a straight forward just walking over a high ridge slopes, where ice-axe and crampons are required on the climb, our expert guide will do all the necessary to help and support you to top of Mera peak summit and back. We have set the itinerary with much rest days for proper acclimatization before heading to Mera Peak climb.
Depending upon the season of trekking and climb, but in mountains nearly all seasons are cold, however autumn and winter months can get very cold above 3,000 meters especially morning and night time but the day is pleasant with sunny days most of the season. Other season beside monsoon / wet months is pleasant with occasional thunder showers during late afternoon.
As you will be trekking away from mainstream trekking trails, the lodges are nice and cozy at Lukla, but after Lukla on this trip few small and basic lodges, where View Nepal Treks provides excellent camping facilities of two mens tents, dining tent, toilet tents with separate kitchen unit of cook-kitchen staffs. Foods are as per our camping menu from Nepali set meals of Dal Bhat, Noodles (soup or fired) continental / Chinese to Mexican and Italian with Indian verities. It is better to stick with vegetarian food while on trek meats are not healthy due to hygiene. Higher above 4,000 m food menu are limited due to remoteness and high terrain climate conditions.

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