Mera Peak (6,476m)

Mera Peak is one of the famous trekking peaks in Nepal. Mera peak towers at 6476 meters and is considered to be amongst the tallest peaks of the Everest Region. It is officially the highest permitted trekking peak. Mera Peak is an attractive peak that rises to the south of Mount Everest and dominates the uninhabited valleys of Hongu and Hinku. Mera Peak (6476m) is located in the Lower Solu, south of Mt. Everest. There are three summits of Mera Peak: North (6,476 m), Central (6,461 m), and south (6,065 m). The ascent of the Mera Peak offers breathtaking views of 5 mountains over 8000 meters altitude – Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m, Mt. Makalu 8485m, Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m and several other peaks of Everest region. Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal is considered more adventurous and less challenging than other trekking peaks in that region. This climbing offers a good experience of moderate peak climbing making it accessible to interested travelers globally.

The itinerary for climbing Mera Peak is certainly different, as we will be going via Phaplu, which lies in Makalu Barun National Park. You can enjoy the rich Sherpa culture and lifestyle in villages like Phaplu, Taksindu, Nunthala, and Kharikhola. The simplicity and contentment of people living in these villages will certainly make you ponder upon your life. There are many Gumbas throughout the route, the major one being Chiwang Monastery, where you can get good vibes and positive energy from. The trek will also take you through passes like Zatra Pass, Mera La Pass, and Taksindu Pass. As you approach Mera Peak, the trails become easier and not as steep. The trail from Kote to Khare is actually quite easy and enjoyable, despite the altitude. Walking the river valley up to Khote, with these magnificent peaks all around you is beyond words.

Expedition Himalaya allows you to enjoy the holiday to the fullest by organizing the complete package making your trip hassle-free. Accommodation at the tea houses operated by the local entrepreneurs will be provided with inclusive of the meals. During the summit days, the accommodation will be arranged in the tents. Our Mera peak expedition cook prepares all fresh, hygienic and really tasty food. As a safety precaution, we always carry a comprehensive medical kit. Mera Peak Climb can be done during any time of the year, however, the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek would be the Spring Season (March to May) and autumn season (October to December). Our standard itinerary for Mera Peak is designed after consultation with the expert guides. The itinerary allows proper acclimatization and adequate time for trekkers to adapt to the environment and enjoy the trek to the fullest.

Day 1
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1350m)

On your arrival at Kathmandu, we will pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport and drop you at your hotel.

Day 2
Day 02: Rest/preparation

The second day will be a rest day when you can prepare for the trek. You can also roam around major touristic destinations at Kathmandu.

Day 3
Day 03: Drive Phaplu (2475m); drive/trek Chiwang (2490m)

From Kathmandu, we will reach Phaplu in about 8-10 hours of drive. You can either choose bus or jeep, but the bus is more comfortable. From Phaplu, a 3-hour trek can take you to Chiwang. Alternatively, you can also choose to drive from Phaplu to Chiwang, which takes about 1.5 hours.

Day 4
Day 04: Drive/trek Taksindu (3071 m), trek Nunthala (2250m)

Depending upon the situation of the roads, we will either drive or trek to Taksindu from Chiwang. From Taksindu, the trek to Nunthala village will be a 3-4 hours walk and this walk mainly includes descent.

Day 5
Day 05: Trek Kharikhola (2050m) via Dudh Koshi (1600m)

From Nunthala, a 6-7 hours downhill walk will take us to Kharikhola. We will cross the Dudh Koshi River, which gets its name from its milky color.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek Shibuche (2820m) via Pangum La (3173m)

Shibuche, also known as Nigmsa can be reached in 7-8 hours trek from Khari Khola. Today’s journey will take us through highly rich biodiversity area with stunning views of Mera Peak and Naulekh Peak.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek Ramailo Danda (3275m)

A little further away from the Pangum La Pass, we will reach Ningsow. From Ningsow, few hours of up and downhill will take us to Ramailo Danda. As the name suggests, the hill is very enjoyable, where we can enjoy amazing sights of Mera Peak and Salpa.

Day 8
Day 08: Trek Chetra Khola (3220m)

The trek to Chetra Khola will take about 7-8 hours. The trail has challenging uphill and downhill, with some course of landslide too. We will likewise pass a delightful stone cave close to a stream. The night will be spent in tented camps.

Day 9
Day 09: Trek Kote (3590m)

6-7 hours walk through the serene landscape of the Hinku Valley will take us to Kote. You can catch glimpses of wild animals if you are lucky enough. Nevertheless, the bamboo and pine forest will take you to a wilderness never experienced before.

Day 10
Day 10: Trek Thangnak (4350m)

To reach Thangnak we will have to trek for about 6-7 hours. On this day, we will pass a gompa close Gondishung. Thangnak is a summer grazing area for cattle. The night will be spent under the star in tents.

Day 11
Day 11: Rest Thangnak (4350m)

We will dedicate a day at Thangnak for acclimatization. We can trek up to the ridge coming from Mount Kusum Kanguru. Visiting the beautiful lake Sabal Tsho should not be missed. Generally, this day can be utilized as a part of polishing your climbing abilities and setting up your body.

Day 12
Day 12: Trek Khare (4900m)

Although the walk is only of 2-3 hours long, we can heartily enjoy the breathtaking views of the Charpate Himal, Dig Glacier, and Shar Glacier on this day. The night will be spent in tented camps at Khare.

Day 13
Day 13: Rest-prepare Khare (4900m)

This day will be spent at Khare too, acclimatizing and preparing ourselves for the further climb.We can go on short walks up to 5000+ m or practice ice climbing on this day.

Day 14
Day 14: Trek-climb Mera La (5400m)

Having acclimatized well, we will move towards Mera La Pass which will take only 2 to 3 hours to reach. We will cross Mera Glacier enjoying remarkable views, to reach the plateau of Mera La.

Day 15
Day 15: Climb Mera High Camp (5800m)

The day stores a 5-7 hours steep climb from Mera La Pass to Mera High Camp. As we get nearer to the mountains, we can enjoy the mountains even more blissfully. In case of fresh snow, special counteractive action ought to be taken as there are numerous crevasses in this area.

Day 16
Day 16: Summit, return to Khare (4900m)

On the sixteenth day, we will leave ahead of schedule to fulfill the goal we have sought. The summit will be attempted through the North Slope. Though it might take 10 hours, the climb is quite easy, with a climb through the glacier. We will return to Khare after summiting Mera Peak.

Day 17
Day 17: Trek Thangnak (4350m) / Kote (3590m)

From Khare, we will trace our way back to Thangnak or Kote based on our stamina on the day.

Day 18
Day 18: Trek Thuli Kharka (4300m)

On the 18th day, we will pave our ways to Kharka. The day includes ascending to a higher altitude.

Day 19
Day 19: Trek Lukla (2850m)

To reach Lukla, we should pass the Zatra Pass. You will get an opportunity to enjoy Lukla legitimately on this day as the trek is relatively short.

Day 20
Day 20: Fly Kathmandu

From Lukla, we will fly back to Kathmandu. The 35 minutes flight will be a standout amongst the most memorable flights of your life; giving you the most wonderful of views. At Kathmandu, we will have a goodbye dinner for you.

Day 21
Day 21: Depart Kathmandu

On your last day of your stay in Nepal, we will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your safe voyage back home.

What is Included

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • Tea house accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Tents/camping gear and food for high camp and Mera La
  • Kathmandu -Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Permits & other local taxes
  • Required number of porters
  • Transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for guide and other staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

What is Excluded

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
  • Trekking gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for local staff
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’

Better clothing and equipment helps a person to stay comfortable by creating a thin insulating layer of air next to the skin. If you are new to mountaineering better clothing and equipment are required for safety. It protects the climber from overheating on hot days and prevents excessive sweating which might lead to severe dehydration.

Clothing Fabric features

FabricBreathabilityWaterproofWind StopperStretchiness
FleeceExcellentPoorPoorExcellent
Laminated Soft-shell GoodGoodFairGood
Double weave softshellExcellentPoorFairExcellent
Waterproof breathable laminated softshellFairGoodExcellentFair
Waterproof breathableFairExcellentExcellentPoor

We suggest you buy lightweight equipment enough as per the itinerary for below reasons:

  1. It dries quick
  2. It is easy and quick to pack
  3. Feels comfortable during the trek
  4. Saves energy

Personal Equipment List

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & buff scarf
  • Head torch(200 lumens)
  • Sunglasses (UV Protected)
  • Sun Block Cream (SPF 30)

Clothing

  • The thermal inner layer ( 2 pairs)
  • Quick-dry T-shirts (Full Sleeves) (3 pairs)
  • Bodywarmer fleece(1 pair)
  • Down Jacket (1 pair)
  • Gore-tex Jackets( 1 Pair)
  • Underwears
  • Thermal trouser(2 pairs)
  • Trousers for trekking(2-3 pairs)
  • Fleece trousers(2 pairs)
  • Gore-Tex trouser( 1 pair)
  • Down pant( 1 pair)

Personal stuff

  • sleeping bag (-40)
  • Water bottle( 1)
  • Thermos
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Dry bags
  • Trekking Poles
  • Swiss army knife
  • Notebook and pen
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Towels
  • Mattress

Hand Wear

  • Inner thin gloves
  • Water-proof warm gloves
  • Gore-Tex gloves

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Alpine boot
  • Socks ( as per requirement)
  • Sandal (Crocs will be better)

Bags

  • Strong Kit/Duffel bag to be carried by porter(15 kg Max)
  • Rucksack / Trekking bag (65 liters)

Medicines

  • Personal medications
  • We provide a first aid kit during your trip(With Guide)

Expedition Himalaya provides below technical equipment upon clients request during their climb on a rental basis.

  • Alpine boot(Do mention your size)
  • Crampons( 1 pair)
  • Helmet ( 1 Pair)
  • Harness( 1 pair)
  • Screwget carabiner (2 pairs)
  • Open gate carabiner (1 pair)
  • Ice axe (1 Pair)
  • Jumpers /ascender
  • Climbing rope

*Please go through this link to download the checklist for Gears & Equipment. Peak climbing Gears and equipment list

Tourist Visa Information

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entries 15 days – US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 30 days – US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 90 days – US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

Visa Extension Fee 

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

For more information http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa

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Trip Facts

  • 19 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 6,476 m
  • Strenuous
  • Teahouse/Camping
  • March to May; September to November
  • Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
  • Hotel, Camping
  • Flights, private car or tourist bus
  • 12 pax Maximum