• Celebrate completing the highest trekking peak in Nepal at 6476m. with your team as you succeed in a technical off-beaten journey crossing the Hinku valley.
  • Jaw-dropping panorama of 5 highest peaks in the world - Mount Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), and Makalu (8481m) from high camp and summit of Mera Peak
  • Traverse into the unique Sherpa settlements, green forests, shrines, and the iconic Nepali suspension bridges as you become a part of the Mera peak climbing journey
  • Beautiful trek through less traveled Hinku valley and cultural exposure before attempting Mera peak


Climb Mera Peak, the highest trekking peak, an easily doable ice climbing peak good for experienced and fit and adventure-loving novices.

Mera Peak climbing is a non-technical peak climbing in the Himalayas of Nepal perfect as introductory peak climbing for people who are looking forward to stepping into the mountaineering world.

Upon reaching the Mera peak (6476m/21,247ft) top, we relish the jaw-dropping panorama of five of the six highest mountains on earth such as Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Everest (8848m) and Mt. Makalu (8463m) and Mt. Kangchenjunga (8586m).

Besides the climb, Mera peak trek itself is a satisfying walk on mountainous terrain through traditional Sherpa villages, monasteries, riverbanks, beautiful Hinku and Hongu valley and forests of Makalu Barun National Park and followed by alpine terrain, glacial lakes, glacier moraine, and snow climb on less than 30 degrees elevation.

Upon reaching the base camp of Mera, the climbing leader will instruct the group on ice climbing with rope techniques, crampons on ice, and the usage of climbing gears. So, previous ice climbing experience or knowledge of technical climbing is not needed for Mera Peak climbing.

Getting properly acclimatized is the most important thing to having a good chance of reaching the summit. So, our Mera Peak climbing program is designed to keep plenty of time for the gradual acclimatization of participants with acclimatization day during which we follow the acclimatization rule of “climb high, sleep low”.

Additionally, our itinerary is designed to spend the night at a high camp which is good for awesome views and for acclimatization, thus a higher success rate in reaching the summit.

We enter the stunning Everest region from Kathmandu after boarding an exciting flight to Lukla. We leave the classic Everest Base camp trail and head south towards Surke village, further to Paiya, and Panggom, and we trek east towards the ridge of peaks that divides the Dudh Kosi from the Hinku Valley.

We would walk first few days through the spectacular Hinku valley, wild forests, an alpine environment, and meadows along the Hinku River. We go north and east for 3-4 more days to reach the Mera La (5415m/17,767ft). The summit is now to the south and can be reached in one or two days of glacier travel.

After the successful ascent, we trek back through the Zatrwa La pass to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.

Suggestion: People who are time-bound and have some previous experience of high altitude trekking, can do Mera peak-15 days trip.

Mera Peak climbing does not involve any technical climbing, and for the most part, we will be walking on snow slopes of less than 30 degrees. Depending on snow conditions, most of the ascent involves a walk up a glacier requiring essential ice ax and crampon skills. So, previous experience is not a requirement for Mera Peak Climbing. Your climbing guide will give some instruction on ice climbing techniques required on the pre-trip training day. There are plenty of opportunities to gain skill in these at the bottom of the Mera Glacier. The main difficulties of the climb of Mera Peak are those associated with trekking at high altitudes. This climbing holiday will suit and prepare trekkers and mountaineers wishing to reach new heights. Although the mountain has a trekking summit of 6431m which needs nothing more than this, Mera Central, at 6461m, usually involves a 30-meter ascent of a 60° snow dome using fixed rope and jumar, depending on snow conditions. Proper acclimatization is key to having a good chance of reaching the summit. Our Mera Peak itinerary is designed to keep plenty of time for the gradual acclimatization of participants.

The rest days are used for acclimatization hikes at the places where we spent more than one night, i.e., walking to a higher altitude and back to a lower height for sleep, observing the “climb high, sleep low” rule. Our itinerary is designed to spend the night at Mera peak high camp, which is good for breathtaking views and acclimatization, thus a higher success rate in reaching the summit.

  • Day 1 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu

    Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day, so check into the hotel. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 2 - Fly to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft) and trek to Chutang (3475m/11398 ft) 35minutes flight. Trekking distance: 4.5km /3 hours

    Leaving behind the 2,000-year-old ancient city of Kathmandu, we now take a scenic flight to the small hill airstrip of Lukla which is situated 138 kilometers away from Kathmandu in a northeast direction. During your 40-minute flight period, you can witness hypnotic Himalayan scenery even before reaching Lukla airport, hence it is suggested if possible to take the left pane of the plane and have your cameras ready to shot a dramatic view of snowcapped mountains.

    Lukla is an airport town located at the elevation of 2,800 m above sea level and additionally acts as an entrance gateway to the Everest region of Nepal.

    Now after collecting our luggage and with our trekking crew, we shall head eastward down from Lukla to commence our first walk into the spectacular Khumbu valley where natural and cultural diversity prevails throughout every trekking trail of this region.

    We walk on a rocky and steep trail, cross a suspension bridge, walk past several streams over logs, we arrive at your Chutang Village where we will spend the night today.

  • Day 3 - Chutang to Thuli Kharka (4300m/14104ft) via Zatra La (4600m)

    The day today is going to be quite tough and long as we trek through a demanding high Himalayan pass, the Zatra La.

    We leave Chutang after breakfast and give a glance to Numbur Himal and Lukla to the west. The rhododendron forest will be quickly replaced by moorland as we gain elevation.

    From the top of the pass, the view is amazing but it's usually too windy there to stop for a longer time. We quickly trek down and again take ascent through pasture fields and reach Thuli Kharka.

    Note: Zatra La pass is situated at an elevation of 4,600 meters above sea level due to which it can be a very strenuous experience for trekkers who hate a high uphill climb. It's very windy on top of Zatra La pass and if the weather is bad and snowy, we need to take care, it can be slippery, may need to use crampons too.

    Due to the reason that we get to an altitude of 4600m from 3475m and have to sleep at 4300m at Thulikharka, on just the second day of our trek, this Mera peak-15 days program is only suggested for trekkers/climbers who have previous experience of high altitude trekking. For novices, we highly recommend doing the Mera peak-19 days program that takes climbers to the Mera peak slowly.

  • Day 4 - Thuli Kharka to Kothe (4180m/13710 ft)

    It is another beautiful day as the sun revives the sparkling beauty all around us creating dazzling mountain scenery for you to wake up.

    The trail undulates quite a bit before we reach one final notch covered in prayer flags, almost acting like finish lines flags for the real descent to actually begin. From this notch, we can see the view of the impressive Mera peak.

    We again reach the tree line and descend into the forest of small bamboo and thick moss over huge gnarled trees. We start hearing roaring for Hinku River slowly as we enter the Maklu-Barn National Park.

    The final phase of this day trek takes us to some more steep hikes on a heavily forested trail with undulating paths and waterfalls while traveling alongside a river before arriving at the sandy boulder choked site which is Kothe village.

  • Day 5 - Kothe to Thangnak (4356m/14288ft)

    It's an easy and short day today. After again checking our permits at Kothe, we walk towards the north. With steep ascents, there is a dramatic change in the environment with fewer forested trails.

    Today we see nice views of beautiful Kyashar peak (6800m), Charpate Himal, and Kusum Kanguru (6367m) to our left. Mera Peak looms directly above us to the east covered in ice. Peak 41 (6648) is seen on the northeast.

    We cross small streams over log bridges and the main Hinku river becomes smaller and smaller as we go up high into the valley.

    We also come across a small Buddhist monastery built around a cave on the cliffside. If we meet monks there, we can ask for a puja ceremony for good luck for our summit attempt. We walk about an hour to Thagnak from the monastery.

  • Day 6 - Thagnak to Khare (5,000m/16,400ft)

    Today is a short day but we are going to reach an altitude of 5,000 meters. We can leave Thagnak relaxed around 9 am. We hike due east, with Mera La directly ahead, Mera Glacier spilling over the Mera La pass and down into the valley. Below Mera La would be where we climb onto the glacier to reach the high camp and the summit.

    The trail steeply climbs through a moraine field and traverse through ridges made up of debris which are deposited along the sides of Dig Glacier and moving into the meadows of Dig Kharka, we receive an unimaginable mountain view of Charpate Himal and some more beautiful views of the north face of the potent Mera Peak. After climbing a steep hill out of a basin below Mera Peak’s North Face, Khare comes into view

    Khare is a collection of small teahouses along a steep frozen stream. One can easily get the feeling of exhaustion and tiredness increased due to the thin air.

  • Day 7 - Acclimatization at Khare - Ice climbing practice

    Today after breakfast, we will prepare our gear for ice climbing practice towards the Mera Peak base camp or just above Khare. We walk a couple of hours from where there are good views of the Mera La and the route up the mountain.

    Climbing gears and techniques of ice climbing, abseiling, cramponing, etc., will be practiced for few hours and we take tuition from our climbing guide on these techniques. Our climbing guide will also share some sensible tips on how we can keep ourselves safe in the mountains under several conditions. Our guide will also share their stories as a part of experience sharing.

    This training session is significant and helpful, particularly if we are novice climbers. After few hours of at the work out on the glacier, we leisurely walk back to Khare and after the final preparation of our equipment and packing of our mountain bags, you will have overnight rest in our teahouse in Khare.

    We do not spend nights at Mera Peak base camp because it is felt unnecessary by climbers. So, we spend time at higher altitudes for a long time today and sleep back at Khare.

  • Day 8 - Climb to Mera High camp (5,750m/18,865ft)

    We keep in mind to keep very slow speed to allow time for acclimatization. Walking at this altitude, every step is a struggle. The altitude and the below-freezing temperature makes the walk strenuous and challenging.

    We climb the crest of the moraine above Khare and then up a steep slope of snow to reach a boulder-strewn bowl below the lower tongue of the Mera Glacier.

    Although no technical climb today, making our way to Mera High Camp can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn.

    We set up a high camp and from here the views are superb. From Mera High Camp, we can see magnificent views of the five highest peaks in the world shooting up on the horizon- Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Makalu (8485m), and Kanchenjunga (8586m). We also get good views of Mt. Baruntse (7129m), Mt. Gaurishanker (7134m), and Chamlang (7319m. This night we spend in tented camp at Mera High Camp.Accommodation Included Meals: B, L, DWalking Time: 4-5 hrs

  • Day 9 - Summit day and descend to Khare. Walking time: 8-9 hours

    Today is the day we reach our target, the summit of Mera peak. We wake up at 2 am, and after breakfast, the group will put on crampons and rope up before setting out for the summit.

    A well-acclimatized party will take 3 – 4 hours from the high camp to get to the central summit of Mera peak. If time and conditions permit, we may opt to traverse to the slightly higher north summit. The decision as to whether we attempt the trip leader will take the north summit as per the conditions.

    From the summit we enjoy the magnificent views of Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,029ft), Cho-Oyu (8,201m/26,906ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,940ft), Makalu (8,463m/27,766ft), Nuptse (7,855m/25,770ft), Lobuche East (6,145m/20,160ft), Chamlang (7,319m/24,013ft) and even Kangchenjunga (8,586m/28,169ft).

    Some of our crew waiting at high camp will be waiting for us. After having tea and some food at High camp, we trek back to Khare to celebrate our success on Mera Peak

  • Day 10 - A contingency day

    We keep this day as a backup day just to use in case if the targeted summit day is unfavorable to attempt the summit due to unstable weather, snow storms, etc Nevertheless in the case that we may postpone our attempt to summit the peak today then this day will behave as a contingency day for our climb.

  • Day 11 - Khare to Kothe

    After a great success of Mera peak climbing we descend through Hinku valley to Kothe for our overnight stop in a local teahouse. We start to feel more and more energetic as we get to higher oxygen level zones. We are very happy on our successful trip and enjoy the evening with local food and drinks and relax at Kothe.

  • Day 12 - Kothe to Thuli Kharka

    Today, we again climb up through the lush forest on the west side of the Hinku Valley to Thuli Kharka below the Zatwra La. It’s nice walk through the Red Rhododendron forest. If the weather is clear, we can enjoy the views of Mera peak can and remote valleys leading up to its south side throughout our walk today.Walking time 5-6

  • Day 13 - Khare to Kothe 13.5km/5-6 hours

    After a great success of Mera peak climbing, we descend through Hinku valley to Kothe for our overnight stop in a local teahouse. We are very happy about our successful trip and enjoy the evening with local food and drinks and relax at Kothe.Walking time 5-6 hrs Accommodation: Local Teahouse

  • Day 14 - Kothe to Thuli Kharka 8km/5-6hours

    Today, we again climb up through the lush forest on the west side of the Hinku Valley to Thuli Kharka below the Zatwra La. It's nice to walk through the Red Rhododendron forest. If the weather is clear, we can enjoy the views of Mera peak can and remote valleys leading up to its south side throughout our walk today.

    Walking time 6-7 hrsAccommodation: Local Teahouse

  • Day 15 - Thuli Kharka to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft) 11km/7-8 hours

    Leaving Thuli Kharka we reach Zatrwa La pass in about two hours. From the top of the pass, Lukla valley seems beautiful with the background of many snow-capped peaks like Cho Oyu, Kusum Khangru, Kongde peak, Numbur Himal, and so on.

    From Zatrwa La we walk all the way down to Chutanga and then straight forward easy walk takes us to Lukla where we conclude the trekking and this evening we again celebrate our successful trek and climb with good food and drinks with our crew.

    Walking time: 6-7 hrs Accommodation: Local Teahouse

  • Day 16 - Fly back to Kathmandu

    The early morning flight drops us in Kathmandu. Flights to Kathmandu are usually scheduled for the morning because wind can create problems to fly the aircraft in the afternoons. But sometimes the flight can be delayed and even canceled due to bad weather and other reasons that are beyond our control. So, it's wise to have a buffer day at the end of the trip if we are taking Lukla flights.

    You will be transferred to a hotel in Kathmandu after your arrival in Kathmandu. You can rest in your hotel, could do some last-minute shopping and packing, or stroll around Thamel. Overnight in

    Stay overnight at Kathmandu Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 17 - Departure from Kathmandu

    Today your Mera peak climbing trip comes to an end. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight staff from Accessible Adventure will take you to the airport for your flight back home.

    Hope you are overtaken by Nepal, a country of hospitable people, beautiful scenery, and a large variety of cultural traditions and you will come back again for the next Himalayan adventure!

    Included Meals: B

  • Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Two nights twin sharing accommodation in a three-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Round trip flight Kathmandu – Lukla– Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Best available accommodation in local lodges during the trek and tented accommodation during climb; we provide rooms with private bathrooms and hot shower at Lukla
  • Staff– one professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking climbing leader, assistant guide (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and necessary porters and helpers including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation, and insurance
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek and climb
  • First aid medical kit
  • Mera peak climbing Permit, National Park Permits (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • All government taxes & office service charge
  • Accommodation: Overnight at high camp Included Meals: B, L, DWalking Time: 4-5 hrs
  • International airfares
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the programmed itinerary)
  • All drinks and cold drinks
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears
  • Tips/gratuities for the staff (tipping is expected by staff)

Important Information

MAX ALTITUDE 6654 m GROUP SIZE Min. 1 to 20 Pax.
MEALSInclusive ACCOMMODATIONHotel/Guesthouse/Tent
BEST TIMEApril - May and Sept - Nov

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