Mera Peak Climbing
Overview of Mera Peak Climbing
If you’re contemplating embarking on a Mera Peak Climbing expedition, we are eager to extend our expertise and look forward to enhancing your journey with our decade-long experience, ensuring your satisfaction soars to new heights.
In Kathmandu, your accommodations will be at a comfortable 3-star hotel, providing excellent value for your stay. During the trek, you’ll experience a blend of tea houses and tented camps. Tea houses, originally named for their offering of tea to trekkers decades ago, have evolved into lodges that now provide meals and comfortable lodging. Accommodations at tea houses vary from basic facilities with shared bathrooms to options with attached bathrooms and hot water. Tented camps provide you with a camping experience, complete with necessary amenities such as tents, sleeping bags, blankets, and more. Your comfort and needs will be well taken care of throughout the journey.
Your trip cost includes transportation arrangements to ensure a seamless experience in Nepal. This encompasses airport transfers by private vehicle, both upon your arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport and your departure. Additionally, internal flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are part of the package, ensuring efficient travel within Nepal.
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will be readily identifiable, holding a prominently displayed sign bearing our company’s name. Your transportation to the hotel will be arranged, allowing you to settle in at your leisure. A comprehensive briefing on the trip’s details will be conducted, either at our office or in the comfort of your hotel lobby.
In Kathmandu, you’ll enjoy daily breakfast at your hotel. As you trek in high-altitude mountain regions, nourishing your body becomes paramount. Our provided meals are carefully designed to provide the essential carbohydrates, proteins, and fats required to fuel your journey. You’ll savor these balanced meals three times a day, encompassing breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all accompanied by tea or coffee.
A farewell dinner serves as a memorable conclusion to your adventure. Held in a traditional Nepali restaurant, it provides an opportunity for you to share your Nepal experiences, interact with our team, and relish a delightful meal together.
As a token of our appreciation and to commemorate your achievement, Travel Max Guide will present you with an accomplishment certificate and traditional Nepali gifts. This gesture reflects our gratitude and reinforces our commitment to your satisfaction.
Travel Max Guide Team:
Travel Max Guide comprises a dedicated team of professionals with over a decade of experience in the tourism industry. We are passionate about adventure and sustainable tourism. Our journey began with a mission to support education programs for Nepal’s children through social work. Subsequently, we ventured into the travel business, generating local funds by organizing trekking, tours, and outdoor activities in Nepal. Our team consists of certified, government-licensed guides who possess extensive expertise in first aid, trekking, climbing, and other relevant disciplines.
While trekking at altitudes exceeding 3,000 meters, travel insurance is an imperative safeguard. We strongly recommend securing comprehensive travel insurance in your home country prior to your Nepal visit. Your insurance policy should cover medical expenses, helicopter evacuations from altitudes of 5,000m to 6,000m, and other health-related contingencies. A copy of your insurance policy should be provided to our company for the necessary coordination in the event of a mountain rescue operation.
Passport and Visa:
Before arriving in Nepal, ensure that your passport remains valid for at least six months. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you can conveniently obtain a Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ for Nepal. This process is swift and straightforward. Additionally, please have four passport-sized photos on hand. Visitors from China and SAARC countries are eligible for a free visa.
Nepal welcomes travelers year-round, offering diverse trekking and touring opportunities. The country boasts various trekking seasons, each with its unique appeal. The top trekking seasons in Nepal are:
- Autumn Season (September to November)
- Winter Season (November to February)
- Spring Season (March to May)
- Rainy Season (June to August)
Nepal offers various trekking types to cater to different preferences:
- Tea House Trekking (Guesthouse/Lodge Trek)
- Home Stay
Travel Max Guide showcases an array of trekking experiences, including popular treks, restricted treks, charity treks, lake treks, service treks, tailor-made treks, national parks treks, off-the-beaten-path treks, short treks, camping treks, family treks, luxury treks, medical treks, teahouse treks, new routes treks, and more. Explore our website for detailed trekking options or contact us for personalized recommendations.
Extend Your Holiday/Optional Itinerary and Services:
Travel Max Guide offers exclusive extension holidays, optional itineraries, and additional services based on previous client feedback and our extensive industry experience. You have the flexibility to add extra days to your Nepal adventure or customize your itinerary to suit your preferences. Please feel free to reach out to our travel planner to discuss your specific needs and interests.
Our group trekking and climbing trips typically accommodate a minimum of two participants and a maximum of twelve. Group treks feature experienced guide leaders, one porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant trekking guide for groups of eight or more. For those seeking a private trekking or climbing experience tailored to their schedule and requirements, we also offer individual and solo trekking options.
Contributing to a Good Cause:
Travel Max Guide is an initiative of First Act Nepal (FAN), an organization dedicated to social causes. You may wonder why we are contributing to an already extensive list of organizations. Our motivation is simple – we believe in sharing our resources. Guided by the principle of “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself,” we are committed to making a positive impact. Travel Max Guide supports FAN by allocating a portion of its income to the child sponsorship program, making a meaningful difference in the lives of Nepal’s children. Your involvement can help us build stronger communities where opportunities abound. Let’s share what we can and take action from the heart.
We are actively involved in providing volunteering opportunities for those interested in contributing to social causes. If you are eager to engage in volunteer work or community service during your Nepal visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can help you find the right opportunity to make a positive impact.
For those looking to capture special moments on film, Travel Max Guide offers travel documentaries and travel photography trips throughout Nepal. We specialize in creating captivating documentaries that encapsulate your unique journey and photography experiences. This service is not included in the standard package and can be customized based on your group size, timeframe, and specific requirements.
Upon request, we can arrange travel photography tours in Nepal. These tours are led by experienced photographers who will guide you through the picturesque landscapes of Nepal. Whether you are a professional photographer, part of the film industry, or simply interested in learning photography, Nepal provides the perfect backdrop. Contact us for further details.
Detail Itinerary of Mera Peak Climbing
Embark on an unforgettable journey that begins and concludes in Kathmandu. Our 12-day Mera Peak Climbing includes top-tier accommodations, hassle-free transportation, essential domestic flights, the guidance of certified and expert local trek leaders, and all the necessary permits for your trekking adventure.
Vital Note for Your Itinerary:
Upon the successful completion of your 16-day journey, you will return to Kathmandu via a flight from Lukla. To ensure a smooth and well-prepared start to your trek, we highly advise all travelers to arrive in Kathmandu at least one day prior to the departure date, ideally in the afternoon. This additional day will provide ample time for essential guidance, equipment checks, comprehensive weather briefings, and emotional support.
Furthermore, it is prudent to allocate an extra one or two days to your travel schedule. This buffer time comes in handy in case of potential flight delays between Kathmandu and Lukla, or vice versa, which may occur due to adverse weather conditions. Your comfort and safety are our utmost priorities, and this flexibility ensures a stress-free and enjoyable journey.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
Upon your arrival in Nepal, our team will be eagerly awaiting your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. With the information you’ve provided, we’ll have all the necessary details to ensure a smooth transition. You’ll be greeted at the airport, and from there, we’ll transport you to your hotel. Rest assured, your accommodation will offer comfortable bed and breakfast services.
Should you have any questions or require further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to make your arrival and stay in Nepal as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we look forward to hearing from you and addressing any queries or requests you may have. Welcome to Nepal, and let the adventure begin!
Fly to Lukla and trek to Chutanga (3020m) Duration: 4 hours
Your journey kicks off with a short yet awe-inspiring flight that treats you to panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan range. As your aircraft descends upon Lukla, an airport renowned as one of the world’s most extreme, prepare for an unforgettable landing experience.
Upon landing in Lukla, your adventure truly begins. You’ll set out on foot, heading eastward as you embark on a trek that promises stunning vistas and unique cultural encounters. Your first stop is Chutanga, a destination that lies beyond the Nangbu River. From this point, your expedition into the heart of the Himalayas unfolds, offering an experience like no other.
Trek to Thuli Kharka (4300m) via Zatrwa La Pass (4610m) Duration: 5-6 hours
Today’s journey takes you to the high mountain pass of Zatrwa La, standing at an elevation of 4,610 meters. This pass offers a breathtaking vantage point, allowing you to feast your eyes on the spectacular vistas of Mount Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang Peak, and other majestic peaks. Be sure to seize this opportunity to rest, rejuvenate, and capture the beauty of these moments through your lens.
Following your time at Zatrwa La, you’ll commence your descent towards Thuli Kharka, where you’ll spend the night. This charming village nestled amidst the mountains provides a serene setting for a well-deserved rest after a day filled with remarkable sights and experiences. Enjoy your overnight stay in this tranquil haven.
Trek to Kothe (3691m) Duration: 6-7 hours
The main trekking trail leading to Mera Peak extends northward, guiding you through a mesmerizing landscape. Today’s trek will take you through dense forests adorned with rhododendron, oak, pine, and juniper trees. Along the way, you’ll be treated to glimpses of Mera Peak and other snow-capped giants that adorn the horizon.
As you continue your journey, you’ll encounter three rivers – Hinku Khola, Sanu Khola, and Majang Khola. The confluence of these rivers marks a significant point in your trek, and you’ll cross the last of these, Majang Khola, before arriving at Kothe. This picturesque village nestled amidst the mountains is where you’ll spend the night, immersed in the natural beauty of the Himalayas.
Trek to Thangnak (4356m) Duration: 4-5 hours
Today’s journey unfolds with the enchanting sight of the Hinku Khola River, a pristine waterway meandering through the rugged terrain. As you follow its course, the imposing silhouette of Mera Peak graces your view, a constant reminder of the ultimate goal of your adventure.
Continuing along the trail, you’ll encounter the charming settlement of Gondejung. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a remarkable piece of history – a 200-year-old monastery that stands as a testament to the spiritual heritage of this region.
After soaking in the cultural richness of Gondejung, your path leads you to Thangnak, a village not far from the monastery. Surrounded by the serene beauty of the Himalayas, Thangnak welcomes you with its tranquil ambiance, setting the stage for a peaceful night’s rest.
Trek to Khare (5000m) Duration: 3-4 hours
Today’s trekking adventure treats you to a breathtaking spectacle as the panoramic vista of Charpate Himal unfolds before your eyes. The rugged uphill trail leads you through the moraines and up to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers. Each step takes you closer to the high-altitude village of Khare.
As you ascend, the awe-inspiring north face of Mera Peak comes into view, captivating you with its majestic presence. Khare, nestled amidst these stunning hills, provides an excellent vantage point for further exploration. You’ll have the opportunity to embark on hikes in the surrounding hills, enhancing your connection with this pristine mountainous landscape. Enjoy the serene beauty of Khare as you prepare for the final leg of your journey to Mera Peak.
Acclimatization at Khare (rest day)
Today marks a crucial phase of your journey as you prepare for the exhilarating ascent of Mera Peak. This preparation is essential for your safety and success on the climb.
You’ll receive comprehensive training on the proper use of climbing gear, including essential items like ice axes, harnesses, ascenders, climbing boots, and crampons. Having a basic understanding of climbing will be advantageous, but even if you’re new to the world of climbing, the expert guidance you receive will ensure you’re well-prepared.
The usage of ropes will also be a significant part of your training, as it plays a pivotal role in your safety during the ascent. These preparations are key to a successful and enjoyable climb of Mera Peak, and your guides will ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to tackle this exciting challenge.
Trek to Mera Peak Base Camp (5400m) Duration: 3-4 hours
Today’s journey takes you to the Mera Peak Base Camp, a technical and demanding trek that marks a significant step closer to your goal. You’ll be following the Mera Glacier, which presents its own set of challenges and rewards.
As you trek, the terrain will become more rugged, and the conditions more challenging. However, the anticipation of reaching the Base Camp and the thrill of being so close to Mera Peak will keep you motivated. The stunning surroundings and the sense of accomplishment as you make progress along the glacier will be a memorable part of your journey.
At Mera Peak Base Camp, you’ll have the opportunity to rest, acclimatize, and prepare for the final push to the summit. It’s an exciting phase of your climb, and the team will ensure that you’re well-prepared for the ascent in the days ahead.
Mera Peak B.C.
Trek to High Camp (5780m) Duration: 3-4 hours
Today’s trek to Mera High Camp takes you through a variety of challenging terrain. As you navigate boulders and rocks, you’ll steadily make your way towards Mera La Pass. This pass marks a significant point on your journey, offering spectacular views and a sense of accomplishment.
From Mera La Pass, your path will lead you through a landscape dotted with cairns and crevasses. These natural features add to the rugged beauty of the area and serve as markers along the way. As you continue your ascent, you’ll eventually reach Mera High Camp.
Mera High Camp is a strategic point in your climb, and it rewards you with breathtaking views of some of the world’s highest peaks. The sight of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga in the distance is a powerful reminder of the incredible natural beauty that surrounds you. It’s an awe-inspiring place to spend the night as you prepare for the final leg of your Mera Peak adventure.
Summit Mera Peak (6476m) and descend back to Khare Duration: 9-10 hours
Today, we start early in the morning, we cross the glacier, we walk on a ridge, we climb the steep surface, and we climb the non-technical area before we reach the summit. When the first sunlight of the morning hits the mountains, they turn from snow white to golden red color which will please your eyes.
Trek to Kothe Duration: 4-5 hours
Today’s trek retraces your steps along the same route you took to reach Kothe. Along the way, you’ll once again encounter the three rivers: the Sanu Khola, the Majang Khola, and the Hinku Khola. These river crossings are familiar to you by now, and they serve as landmarks on your journey.
As you walk along this well-trodden path, you’ll have the opportunity to reflect on the progress you’ve made and the experiences you’ve gathered so far. The landscape may look different from this perspective, offering fresh perspectives on the scenery you’ve already enjoyed.
Your ultimate destination for the day is Kothe, where you’ll spend the night. It’s a peaceful village surrounded by natural beauty, and it provides a comfortable resting place as you continue your trek towards Mera Peak.
Trek to Thuli Kharka Duration: 5-6 hours
Today’s trekking takes you through both ascending and descending trails, offering a varied terrain to explore. As you continue on your journey, you’ll also cross several tributaries and rivers, adding to the dynamic nature of the landscape.
Along the way, you’ll encounter Chortens, which are sacred to Buddhists and serve as places of worship and reflection. These Chortens are significant cultural landmarks in the region, and you’ll have the opportunity to appreciate their spiritual importance.
Before reaching Thuli Kharka, you’ll encounter an ascending trekking trail. The changing elevations and landscapes provide continuous opportunities to experience the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the area. Thuli Kharka will be your destination for the night, offering a place to rest and recharge before continuing your trek.
Trek to Lukla via Zatrwa La Pass Duration: 6-7 hours
After a nourishing breakfast, you set out on your trekking adventure once again. Today’s journey will take you across the Zatrwa La Pass, which stands as a significant point on your route. From this pass, you’ll begin your descent toward Chutanga, marking a transition from the high-altitude pass to lower terrain.
As you make your way to Lukla, you’ll encounter a remarkable destination—the Lukla Airport, officially known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport. This small airport is renowned for its unique and challenging location amidst the rugged terrain of the Himalayas. It’s the very airport where many trekkers and mountaineers start and conclude their journeys in the Everest region.
Your return to Lukla signifies the conclusion of your trek, and from here, you can reflect on the incredible experiences and breathtaking landscapes you’ve encountered throughout your Mera Peak expedition. It’s a fitting finale to an adventure that has taken you through diverse terrain, cultural encounters, and unforgettable natural wonders.
Fly back to Kathmandu
Your return journey from Lukla begins with a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. As you descend from the high mountains to the bustling city, take some time to appreciate the stark contrast between the serene Himalayan landscapes you’ve just experienced and the urban life of Kathmandu.
Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in the conveniences and pleasures of city life. Thamel, a popular tourist district in Kathmandu, awaits you with its vibrant streets filled with shops, restaurants, cafes, and more. It’s an excellent place to explore, do some shopping for souvenirs, or simply relax and enjoy the atmosphere.
In the evening, you can savor some of the finest cuisines that Kathmandu has to offer. Nepali, Tibetan, Indian, and international dishes are readily available, allowing you to treat your taste buds to a variety of flavors. Whether you prefer a cozy traditional eatery or a trendy restaurant, Kathmandu has a dining experience to suit your preferences.
This day of urban exploration and relaxation in Kathmandu is a delightful contrast to the mountainous adventures you’ve undertaken. It’s a chance to unwind, reflect on your journey, and savor the comforts of the city before bidding farewell to Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Today, you’ll have the opportunity to explore some of the most iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, each offering a unique glimpse into the rich cultural and religious heritage of Nepal. Your city guide from Travel Max Guide (TMG) will help plan the most effective route for your sightseeing adventure.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Your first stop is Kathmandu Durbar Square, a historic site that was once the ceremonial center and royal palace of the Malla kings. This square is a living museum filled with ancient temples, statues, and palaces that date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. It’s a place where you can immerse yourself in the history and architecture of Nepal’s royal past.
Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple): Perched atop a hill, Swayambhunath is one of the most sacred Buddhist stupas in Nepal. The stupa is over 2,000 years old and is known for its captivating architecture and the watchful eyes of Lord Buddha painted on its golden spire. You’ll also find intricate carvings, prayer flags, and a panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley from this vantage point. Be prepared for a bit of a climb, but the view is well worth it.
Pashupatinath: This ancient Hindu temple complex is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the holiest sites in Nepal. While only Hindus are allowed to enter the main temple, visitors can still appreciate the stunning architecture and observe the rituals and ceremonies taking place along the banks of the Bagmati River. If you’re lucky, you might witness a Hindu cremation ceremony, which is a significant cultural experience.
Boudhanath: Your final stop is Boudhanath Stupa, another significant Buddhist pilgrimage site. This colossal stupa is one of the largest in Nepal and is known for its imposing white dome adorned with colorful prayer flags. You’ll find a sense of tranquility as you walk around the stupa, where pilgrims and visitors alike circumambulate while spinning prayer wheels and chanting mantras.
These UNESCO World Heritage Sites offer a glimpse into Nepal’s religious and architectural heritage, and exploring them is a truly enriching experience. Your guide will provide insights into the history, culture, and significance of each site, making your visit all the more meaningful. Enjoy your day of exploration in Kathmandu!
One of our company representative will drop you to the airport in a private vehicle.
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Bed and Breakfast plan (BB Plan) in Kathmandu
- Guesthouse/ Mountain Teahouse and tented camp accommodation during the time of trekking and climbing
- All ground transportation by private vehicle.
- Round trip flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu including departures taxes
- Breakfast in Kathmandu
- Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea/coffee during the time of trekking and Climbing
- As indicated in the itinerary
- Nepal Government certified English speaking local climbing, trekking guide and porter
- Porter service (One porter for 2 trekkers)
- Everest National Park permits, Makalu Barun National park entry fee and Trekkers’ Information Management Systems- TIMS card for trekking and climbing permit
- Official paper documents Government taxes and local fees
- International flights tickets
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Nepal entry visa
- Personal trekking and climbing equipment and expenses like water, laundry, phone and bar bills
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from your trip (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. Expenses due to unavoidable events, like flight cancellation, strikes, and others
- Tips to your guide, porter, and driver
- Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “cost include” section
- All required Personal and Group Climbing gear
- Climbing boot
- EXPED down-filled mattress
- Black diamond crampons
- Ice axe
- Helmet, climbing rope, etc.
- Tents for member
- Dining tent with table and backrest chair
- Kitchen tent with utensils, staff, porter and toilet tents on the whole trip.
- Sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, rain poncho, etc.
- Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag (A life-saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) or Oxygen along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
Tailored to your preferences,
Customized to your schedule,
Designed for your comfort.
Dedicated to crafting an amazing adventure, our experienced team is here to assist you at every stage.
Got a question about this tour?
For any trip-related help or inquiries, contact our travel experts.