18 DAYS

Mera peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal – it has an alpine PD difficulty grade. It is a physically demanding snow trek with straightforward climbing.


Mera Peak climbing is suitable for all fit trekkers who dare to dream of standing on a Himalayan summit. It is also best for all experienced trekkers looking for an exciting expedition style tented camping trek and climbing trip in Nepal. We customize the climbing training course covering various aspects of climbing techniques and skills like glacier travel, rope fixing, ascending and descending. The day training ensures all of you have necessary climbing skills and confidence to scale the summit successfully. We have years of experience in organizing such expeditions and have the expertise to ensure that you have every possible chance of success to climb Mera Peak and glorying in reaching the summit of your dream.

Our Mera Peak climbing itinerary has been carefully designed to trek the longer and less trodden trails with gradual ascents to ensure proper acclimatization. We are confident that by this longer route you will achieve it.  After an exciting flight to Lukla, we begin the Mera Peak trek via the remote region of the Hinku valley of Pangkongma and Panch Pokhari on our way to base camp. To make the summit day shorter and enjoyable, we set our high camp at 5800 meters on a rocky shelf behind a large vertical rock, which provides some degree of shelter. The panoramic view seen from our Mera High Camp is truly breathtaking and probably one of the best of its kind. The climbing summit day starts early in the morning and we approach the Mere peak top by the northern route – this involves gradual climb with an outstanding mountain panorama always in sight. The view from the summit is one of the finest in the Himalayas with five spectacular 8000-meter peaks visible. Mt.Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Kanchenjunga (8586m) as well as Nuptse (7855m) and Chamlang (7319m) – an unforgettable experience. We trek out a shorter route back to Luka via the Zetra la to end the challenging expedition trip of Mera peak climbing- an adventure journey of a lifetime in the Himalaya.

We stay in the full-supported tented camping with EXPED down filled mattress for extra comfort. Our Mera peak expedition cook prepares all fresh, hygienic and really tasty food. As a safety precaution, we always carry a Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) or Oxygen cylinder along with a comprehensive medical kit and a satellite phone for communication in case of emergency. Thus safety and comfort are our priorities. Mountain Monarch provides all personal and group climbing gears including La Sportiva’s Nepal Evo or Extreme climbing boots to make your trip to Mera peak climbing is a hassle-free and cost-effective.
 


Trip Highlights


  • Stunning view of Himalaya in the Khumbu Region.
  • Scenic flight to Lukla beautiful view of Mt. Everest and Makalu.
  • Summit Mera Peak elevation at 6,461m.
  • Striking views of the Himalayan including Mt. Everest, Lhoste, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Kanchenjunga.
  • Peaceful adventure time out among-St Himalayas.
  • Multiple days Camping Trek.
  • Breathtaking view of over 8,000m mountains.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

We complete our custom formalities at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Afterward, there is a Sherpa expedition and Trekking representative waiting for us at the gate who will take us to our hotel.  We can then spend the rest of the day taking a rest. In the evening, we get to try Nepalese cuisine at a welcome dinner hosted by Sherpa expedition and Trekking. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals: Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu: trip preparation

We rest for most of the day and unpack. We visit Himalayan Glacier’s office in the afternoon. Our climbing leaders will check our set of climbing equipment to make sure that they are in good condition for our coming journey. We also get introduced to fellow participants and discuss our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730m/8,956ft): 40 mins flight, 5-6 hours trek

We catch an early morning flight to Lukla and begin our trek to Paiya after landing at the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla. We walk on a jungle trail, cross a bridge over the Handi Khola and reach Surke Village. From here we continue moving south and cross the Chutok La pass before reaching the small settlement of Paiyan, also known as Chutok. Overnight in Paiya.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Paiya to Pinggom (2,846m/9,337ft): 5-6 hours

We descend for a while and reach a small bridge. From here the trail is slippery until we cross the Kari La pass. We walk through rhododendron and bamboo forests on a narrow mountain trail. On today’s trip, we also get to be in awe of the Dudhkoshi Valley. We continue our trek to Panggom Village whose settlers are dependent on farming and trading. Overnight in Panggom.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05: Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m/9,393ft): 4-5 hours

We begin our trek after breakfast. After trekking out of Panggom, we cross the Panggom La pass. Then we ascend, walk on a steady path and turn north. We cross Peseng Kharka Khola first then after walking for some time, reach Peeng Kharka Danda. We cross Ningsow Khola (stream) before reaching the Ningsow Village. Overnight in Ningsow.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft): 7-8 hours

From Ningsow, we climb first then descend for a while and climb some more to reach Ramailo Danda. From here we get extraordinary views of Mera Peak and Salpa. After ascending and descending on our trail, we enter the Makalu Barun National Park. Our trail from here to Chhatra Khola is called Pasang Lhamu trail. On the way, if we are lucky, we might even come across the elusive Red Panda. Overnight in Chhatra Khola.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07: Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft): 6-7 hours

We walk towards the north on the main trail to Mera Peak. After walking on a trail next to the Majang Khola, we merge with another trail which moves alongside the Hinku Khola. Our trail moves straight ahead towards Tashing Ongma which has seasonal tea shops. We continue our trek and cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe. Overnight in Kothe.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08:  Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft): 3-4 hours

We trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. We take lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders' settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Beyond Gondishung, we pass a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we can find Mera Peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. A short walk takes us to Thaknak, which is a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops. Overnight in Thaknak.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 09: Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hours

Leaving Thaknak, we follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, we can see the northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch, we can hike in and around Khare. Overnight at Khare.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Khare: Acclimatization and pre-climb training

We have a separate day set aside solely for acclimatization and basic training just to prepare ourselves better for the Mera Peak climb. Our climbing leader will help us polish our basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the best ways to use our climbing gears like the ice ax, harness, ascender climbing boots, and crampons. The training will also include learning the best climbing technique with the rope. Overnight in Khare.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11: Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 6-7 hours

We walk through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail to reach the Mera Peak Base Camp. From here, we continue further through the Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp. Our path is along a rocky trail, which 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. Then we set up a high camp while enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, and Baruntse. Overnight at Mera High Camp.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft): 8-9 hours

This is a really important day for the expedition. We wake up around 2 in the morning for breakfast. It’s going to be very cold in the beginning but soon we warm up as we continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may use a fixed rope if the climbing leader believes it’s required. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we take in spectacular views of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7,129m) and others. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare. Overnight in Khare.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13: Reserve Day for Contingency

There is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our planned day for the summit. Therefore, this day is set aside as a contingency in case we are unable to submit the Mera on the desired day due to bad weather conditions or any other unanticipated reason. However, if the trip goes smoothly, this day will not be required.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 14: Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hours

We trek from Khare to Kothe along the same trail used previously. After reaching Kothe, we celebrate our success by trying out local delicacies and wines. Overnight in Kothe.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 15: Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4,300 m/14,107ft): 5-6 hours

We begin our trek to Thuli Kharka after breakfast. We climb up and descend, cross several tributaries of the Inkhu Khola before reaching a forked trail nearby Takato. We choose the trail on our right and continue walking. Our trail passes by a Chorten after which we walk downhill on a steep trail. Next, we ascend to Thuli Kharka and pass by another Chorten on the way. Overnight in Thuli Kharka.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 16: Thuli Kharla to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass: 6-7 hours

We cross the Zatrwa-La pass at 4,600. As soon as we cross the pass, we are welcomed by the sight of the beautiful Lukla Valley which is surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and other Himalayan peaks. From Zatrwa La pass we walk all the way down to Chutang and then straight forward to the Lukla village. In the evening we enjoy dinner in the Himalayas of Nepal with our crew. Overnight in Lukla.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu

We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the climbers’ successful summit of the Mera Peak. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals: Breakfast Dinner

Day 18: Final Departure to your port of Destination

Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. A representative from Sherpa expedition and Trekking will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

What's Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Island Peak climbing permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All government and local taxes

What's Excluded

  • Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet,  laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section

General

  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
  •  Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hand

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Feet

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)
Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd information about the Himalayas of Nepal & Climbing in the Mera Peak.

Doing treks in the Himalayas of Nepal is a distinct cultural experience in a unique majestic environment. Trekkers need to consider the following do’s and don ts.

Do’s

  • Do smile and greet the local people saying “Namaste” and “Tashidelek” to show respect.
  • Do walk in a group or keep a distance that you could see the person in front and the person behind you.
  • Do consult with your trekking guide before trying anything new during the trek.
  • Do ask questions of the guide about the next day trekking so that you can pack it in your small backpack because the bulk of your baggage will be carried by porters and will only be accessible in the evening.
  • Do give donations deposited in the donation box at the monastery in the trekking area  -if you feel inclined. This is entirely at your discretion. 
  • Do inform your trekking guide if you are not comfortable with your health while approaching higher altitudes.

Don’t

  • Don’t disrespect the local culture and beliefs - even if you are uncomfortable with it.
  • Don’t take photos of local people you encounter on your trek without their permission. Doing so may be offensive to them.
  • Don’t be offended if local people stare at you. It is because they are surprised to see you. It is not their intention to offend you.
  • Don’t expect too many facilities in the trekking areas. Most places provide you only the basic facilities - but in a warm environment.
  • Don’t harm wild animals, birds, and plants during the trek and take a global perspective and responsibility to save and preserve this unique environment.
  • Don’t give money to children and beggars as it encourages them and they become a nuisance to fellow trekkers.

Note Regarding Itineraries:

Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd.  Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.
Duration
Duration
18 days
Season
Season
Region
Region
Grade
Grade
Altitude
Altitude
6400
Walking
Walking
Accommodation
Accommodation
camping
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