Located within the Everest region, lies a hidden jewel – Mera Peak. Standing at an impressive height of 6476m, the Mera Peak Climbing experience is often referred to as a gateway into the Everest region. Atop this vantage point, one can easily see five of the world’s 8000m+ mountains – Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Lhotse (8516m), Mount Cho Oyu (8201m), Mount Makalu (8481m) and Mount Kanchenjunga (8586m). Mera Peak is often referred to as the tallest “trekking peak” within Nepal. The reason behind this is that any peak higher than Mera Peak requires permits associated with Peak Climbing. Trekking peak is a term associated with Nepal Mountaineering Association(N.M.A), referring to all the peaks which can be ascended without acquiring a climbing permit.
Mera Peak climbing constitutes 3 major summits – North Mera Peak (6476 meters), Central Mera Peak (6461 meters) and South Mera Peak (6064 meters). North Mera Peak is considered to be the highest and the most dangerous submmit to scale. It acquired the title of a ‘dangerous peak’ – because of the frequent avalanches and glacial changes, which occur within the peak’s vicinity. As a result of which, trekkers and trekking agencies prefer climbing or sending clients to scale only the Central Mera Peak. The Mera Peak (Central) was scaled for the first time by J.O.M Roberts and Sen Tenzing on 20th May 1953. Similarly, Mera Peak (North) was scaled in 1975 by Marcel Jolly G Baus and L Honills
The itinerary used in scaling Mera Peak is well thought out. Sufficient breaks for acclimatization, rests and time for sightseeing throughout the trekking trail is included in the itinerary. The Mera Peak Climbing expedition begins from the airport in Kathmandu heading towards Lukla airport unless heavy traffic is being experienced in this airport, which would result in the journey beginning at Ramechhap airport. The airport is a 2-3 hours drive from Kathmandu Valley.
The ideal season in which to embark on the Mera Peak Climbing Expedition is the season of Spring. In Nepal, the season is from March to May. This is the best time in which to see the blooming of Rhododendron – the national flower of Nepal strung along the entire trekking trail. During this season the skies are mostly clear providing the climber with ample opportunity to marvel at the breathtaking view of the Everest Massif. Anyone who can’t make it in the Spring season can also commence the journey from September to November – Autumn season, which also provides ideal moments to enjoy the trek and also bask in the sights and sounds the surrounding mountains has to offer.
Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Leisure Day for Rest and Document Procurement
Flight to Lukla & Trek to Paiya (Chutok) (30-45 minutes flight, 5-6 hours trek)
Trek to Pangom (5-6 hours trek)
Trek to Ningsow (4-5 hours trek)
Trek to Chhatra Khola (7-8 hours trek)
Trek to Kothe (6-7 hours trek)
Trek to Thaknak (3-4 hours trek)
Trek to Khare (2-3 hours trek)
Acclimatization day & pre-climb training
Trek to Mera High Camp (6-7 hours trek)
Trek to Mera Peak Central Summit & Back to Khare (8-9 hours trek)
Rest Day at Khare
Khare to Kothe (4-5 hours trek)
Kothe to Thuli Kharka (5-6 hours trek)
Thuli Kharka to Zatrwa La to Lukla (6-7 hours trek)
Fly back to Kathmandu
Leisure for Rest and Souvenirs
Airport to Hotel upon Arrival and Hotel to Airport on Departure Transportation
All Domestic Transportation
All permits and entry cost throughout the Climbing days
Meals and Accommodation throughout the Climbing Days
2 Nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu
1 Guide and 1 Porter along with their food, accommodation, and insurance
Personal Expenses - Cigarettes, Bar Bills, Extra Snacks and Drinks
Other expenses like Laundry, Electricity, etc.
Personal Trekking/Climbing gears
Tips for Guide and Porter
All other expenses not mentioned in Includes section