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.
On your arrival at Kathmandu, we will pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport and drop you at your hotel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From Khare, we will trace our way back to Thangnak or Kote based on our stamina on the day.
On the 18th day, we will pave our ways to Kharka. The day includes ascending to a higher altitude.
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.
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.
On your last day of your stay in Nepal, we will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your safe voyage back home.