Mera Peak Climbing - 15 Days

Mera Peak Climbing

One of the famous peak of Sagarmatha region, Mera Peak (6,476m) reflects the divine beauty and true serenity. This makes Mera Peak is the most climbed peak of Nepal.

Thus, if you are an explorer keenly interested in mountaineering, Mera Peak Climbing could be your breakthrough point. The summit welcomes you with the gorgeous views of soaring Himalayas including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, and Makalu.

Being the challenging and technical climb, you will require necessary mountaineering skills for success. The whole journey is of 15 days in total which includes 3 days of travel and 12 days of adverse trekking. The starting and ending point of your climb is Lukla. You will get there from Kathmandu via half an hour flight.

The standard route for Mera Peak Climbing is from the north as south and west faces of the peak are more technical and strenuous. This adventure includes adverse vertical climb along with high-altitude glacier walking.

The best time to ascend Mera Peak is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. The weather is very preferable and the mountain vistas appear astonishingly gorgeous.

Besides the high peaks, the frozen waterfalls, dense forests, grazing fields, and amazing glaciers are stunning. Also, diversified flora and faunas are unique. Moreover, the hospitable Sherpas community will welcome you with their traditional cultures.

No wonder, the climb would be the most magical journey of your life!

Highlights of Mera Peak Climbing

  • Vivid visibility of five peaks above 8,000m including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.
  • Attain the astounding altitude of Mera Peak (6,476m/21,246 ft).
  • Get the adventurous and aspiring feat of trekking and technical climbing.
  • Visit wonderful spots like Zatre La Pass, Chutenga, Chatrarbu, Kothe, Thagnak, Khare, Mera La, etc.
  • Experience the wilderness through quaint villages and their rich local cultures of Hinku Valley
  • An excellent option for the ones with moderate mountaineering training and experience.

mera peak climbing altitude profile

Day 01: Pick up from the Int'L Airport, transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Preparation day.

Day 03: Early morning flight to Lukla and trek to Chutenga (3350m) Camp.

Day 04: Chutenga to over Zatrela pass overnight at Chatrarbu (4340m)

Day 05: Chatrabu to Kothe (3700m) Camp.

Day 06: Kothe to Thagnak (4356m) Camp.

Day 07: Thanak Rest for Acclimatization Camp.

Day 08: Thanak to Khare (4900m) Camp.

Day 09: Khare to Mera La (5200m) For Glacier training & back to khare

Day 10: Khare to Mera High Camp (5800m) Camp.

Day 11: High Camp to Mera Summit (6421m) & return back to Khare

Day 12: Khare to Kothe Camp (3700m) Camp.

Day 13: Kothe to Chatrabu Camp (4340m) Camp.

Day 14: Chatrabu to Lukla overnight in Lodge (2800m) Lodge.

Day 15: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 01: Pick Up From the Int’l Airport, Transfer to Hotel

Welcome to the land of the Himalayas!

Upon your arrival, our representatives will pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport. Then, you will be transferred to your preferred hotel.

After resting for a while, you are free to explore hubs around you. Also, this day you will meet your guide, porter, and possibly fellow travelers. You will get the briefing about your whole journey.

For the permits, you will have to carry necessary documents like passport, copies of passport-sized photos, and travel insurance.

Day 02: Preparation Day and Sightseeing in Kathmandu

This day is your preparation day where you can check all your necessary gears for your journey. It is recommendable not to bring the stuff from your home. You can easily buy or rent them at Kathmandu (Thamel).

After all the arrangements, if you wish you can explore this ‘City of Temples’. Kathmandu also holds seven (among ten) UNESCO heritage sites in Nepal. So, you can visit some of these famous places like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath, etc on your spare time.

At evening, you can visit Pashupatinath and watch the daily sacred ‘aarati’. This will relax your mind and soul for the big journey ahead.

Day 03: Early Morning Flight to Lukla and Trek to Chutenga Camp

Max. Altitude: 3020m, Chutenga Camp

Travel Duration: Half an hour flight & 4-hours of drive

Trek Duration: 4 hours

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse

Your trip officially starts today. You will take an early half an hour flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla, at the elevation of 2800m, will welcome you with the magnificent view of Everest Ranges.

Reaching the Tenzing Hillary Airport, you will rest for a while. Afterward, you will walk towards Chutenga Camp. This would take about four hours. You will get good initial vibes walking through pine and rhododendron forests. You will also witness the calming streams on the way.

Note: You might have to take Lukla flight from Ramechhap due to ongoing TIA upgrades. To reach Ramechhap airport, you will take 4 hours early drive from Kathmandu.

Day 04: Chutenga to Over Zatre La Pass (Overnight at Chatrabu)

Max. Altitude: 4600m (Zatre La Pass), 4340m (Chatrabu)

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse

After your early breakfast, you will ascend towards steep trails that lead to Zatre La Pass (4600m). That would be the maximum altitude for you that day. From the top, you will have the spectacular views of Numbur Himal, Karyolang Peak, and Kongdi Ri.

Straight ahead lies a dense forest where you may see wild animals. You will be walking across Dudh Koshi where you view Lumding Himal. The scenery of foothills of the valley is beautiful.

Traversing through a big pasture, you will drop downhill towards Chatrabu for your overnight.

Day 05: Chatrabu to Kothe

Max. Altitude: 4182m, Kothe

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge

Leaving Chatrabu, you will begin your journey with steep ascents towards Thakthor. You will walk through dense forests of rhododendrons, oak, pine, and juniper. Your trail also heads Tashing Ongma that has seasonal tea shops. You can view numerous surrounding peaks too.

This day even contains some adverse descent. So, you will walk down crossing Hinku Khola. Finally, after climbing an uphill you will reach Kothe. Lying on the west of Hinku, Kothe provides spectacular scenery of diversified vegetation.

Day 06: Kothe to Thagnak Camp

Max. Altitude: 4326m, Thangnak Camp

Trek Duration: 4-5 hours

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse

Walking alongside the Hinku, your trail will lead to Gondishung, an ancient resting place. Then, you will pass through Lungsumba Gompa. This antique gompa is approximately 200 years old. Here, you can find the scripted rock of Mera Peak. This divine rock is the reminiscence of luck for your journey’s success.

Then, after crossing the grazing field, you will reach your destination, Thagnak Camp. Overnight at the camp. The south face of Mera and Kusum Kanguru looks fantastic from here.

Day 07: Day Rest for Acclimatization at Thagnak Camp

Max. Altitude: 5271m, Cairn

Trek Duration: - 2-3 hrs

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse

As you are walking at such high elevation, there are chances of getting altitude sickness. Thus, to avoid such accidents, proper acclimatization is a must. This day will be your rest day at the camp.

After your breakfast, you will walk up to Charpate Himal Glacier nearby. Here, you will have the closest view of Charpate Himal. This mountain is not only gorgeous but also holds religious Sherpa values. Besides, you will see Mera North up close.

You can also explore Sabal Tsho Lake and hike to Cairn (5271m). You will have a very pleasant experience that day.

Further, your climbing guide will help to polish your basic climbing approaches. You will get to learn the best ways to use climbing gears like rope, ascender climbing boots, crampons, prussic loops, etc.

Day 08: Thagnak to Khare Camp

Max. Altitude: 5045m, Khare Camp

Trek Duration: 3-4 hours

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse

Heading to Khare Camp, you will walk more closely to your destination. You will follow the lateral moraine of Dig glacier and Dig Kharka. The trail through moraines offers the views of mount ranges and mini glaciers like Hinku Nup & Shar.

This day is also the hardest one as you climb within steep and narrow paths. Within 3-4 hours, you will arrive at Khare Camp. This vantage point gives the breathtaking view of Black Mera Peak, Kyashar, and Kusum Kanguru. You will also enjoy the ambient hospitality by local Sherpas.

Day 09: Khare to Mera La and Back to Khare Camp

Max. Altitude: Mera Base Camp (5300m), Mera La (5400m)

Trek Duration: 4-5 hours

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse

This is another acclimatization day. You will rest for a while after breakfast. You will love the fresh environment and lovely scenarios. But this day is important as you will train for the ultimate summiting.

At first, you will walk upto Mera La (5400m) and begin your training. You will improvise to use crampons, ice axes, jumars, abseiling, and upgraded climbing techniques. Not to worry much as you will be with the experienced guides.

Afterward, you will be back to Khare Camp. If you wish, you have the option to stay at Mera Base Camp for more eye-catching views.

Day 10: Khare to Mera High Camp

Max. Altitude: 5800m, Mera High Camp

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

Accommodation: Tented Camp

This day is another interesting day. Leaving Khare, you will climb up the Mera Glacier that lies within steep and rocky sections. You need to be very careful at foot placements at this point. Also, don't forget to use helmets as there are chances of rock fall. You may also have to use crampons too.

Walking on the glacier becomes more beautiful with the never seen mount views. Then comes the snowy slopes filled with crevasses. Here, you have to navigate very attentively.

As you make your steps towards High Camp, you will have the views of Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse. Mera High Camp is a small rocky campsite for your overnight. You have to hydrate and rest enough for the big next day.

Day 11: High Camp to Mera Summit and Return Back to Khare

Max. Altitude: 6476m, Mera Peak

Trek Duration: 8-9 hours

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse

Here comes the biggest and toughest day of your trek. As the climb starts, you need to know that the weather conditions should be favorable. You will walk up at 1 am in the morning and start your prep; wear helmets, put on crampons, ice axes, harness, and rope.

Leaving the High Camp, it would take about 5-6 hours to reach the summit. From the top, you can have the glorifying views of the high Himalayas around. From the highest Mt. Everest, other seen peaks are Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Baruntse, Chamlang, and many peaks over 6000m.

After enjoying the amazing achievement, you will retrace your steps back to High Camp. There, you will have some food and rest. Then, you will take a long descent back to Khare for night stay.

Note: Weather at such altitude is unpredictable. So, it is recommendable to have at least one or two reserve days for unfavorable conditions.

Day 12: Khare to Kothe Camp

Max. Altitude: 3600m, Kothe Camp

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse

Continuing the journey, you will head following the splendor nature around. You will follow the trail of Hinku valley with the bamboo and pine forests. These narrow trails give you the best views Mera Peak again.

You may also encounter wild beings like sloth bear, jungle cats, blue sheep, etc. You will pass by the same shops and teahouses you visited before. Descending via the steep ridges, you will finally reach Kothe Camp for the overnight. You can enjoy the local wines here.

Day 13: Kothe to Chatrabu Camp

Max. Altitude: 4340m, Chatrabu Camp

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse

You will depart from Kothe after having breakfast. At first, your paths will be uphill through dense rhododendron forests towards Tuli Kharka. Tuli Kharka lies at the western section of Hinku valley. From Tuli Kharka, the scene of Mera North, Mera Central, and Mera South looks spectacular.

Afterward, the trail is fully descent. You have to be careful while descending the steep ridges. Within a few hours, you retrace at Chatrabu Camp for the night stay.

Day 14: Chatrabu to Lukla

Max. Altitude: 4600m (Zatre La Pass), 2800m (Lukla)

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse

This is the final day of your climbing/trekking stories. Finally, you will cross the same Zatre La (4600m) once again to make your way back to Lukla. Thus, the trail for this day is a mixture of uphill and downhill.

Upon reaching Lukla, you will celebrate your successful Mera Peak Climbing with your crew. Also, you will have extra time to roam around Lukla and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Local handicrafts, paintings, herbal products, singing bowls, prayer wheels could be your options.

Overnight in a local lodge!

Day 15: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Max. Altitude: 1338m, Kathmandu

Travel Duration: Half an hour of flight

Accommodation: Hotel

This day would be your last day in the lap of Himalayas. After some breakfast, you will take an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Within 35 minutes, you will reach the capital and transfer to your hotel.

You can either relax at your hotel or visit the sites that you wish. The rest of the day is yours to join other preferred activities. There are good pubs, restaurants, and clubs to enjoy and chill. Also, walking around the narrow streets of Thamel is worthful. You will also have a final meal with us and the whole team.

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Trip Facts

  • 15 Day(s)
  • Difficult
  • 6476m (21248ft)
  • Mera Peak,6476m (21248ft).
  • Base camp: east side of below Khare. High camp: by Mera Glacier, 5800m (19030ft).
  • Spring (March to May), Autumn (September to Early November)
  • Teahouse and Tented Camp (at Mera High Camp)

Trek’s Routes Map

Mera Peak Climbing