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The Mera peak (6476m) is famed for the being the biggest trekking peak in Nepal, though there is little technical difficulty required to climb. Mera Peak rises to the South of Everest and dominates the beautiful and remote valleys of Hinku and Hongu. The ascent of Mera Peak is made from the Mera La pass (5415m) on the Northern Face, which connects the unpopulated valley of Hongu to the Hinku valley. The late Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tensing were the first climbers to do the Mera Peak Trek, following this very route on 20th May 1953. The Mera Peak Trek begins in Lukla (after a short flight from Kathmandu). From Lukla six days of trekking will
see you through fascinating Sherpa Villages to Mera Base Camp (5099m) situated at the base of an immense glacier leading to the Mera La Pass.

As the ascent of Mera Peak continues two more High Base Camps are set up at 5385m (a little below Mera La) and a higher one at 5800m, from where the summit ascent can be attempted. Mera Peak has two distinct summits, the main one being the Northern Summit (6476m), which is reached by skirting the Central Summit (6461m) and following a classic snow ridge to the top. Even though the Mera Peak climb is technically straightforward, there are some crevasses to manoeuvre around, and the route can be long and demanding after a fresh snowfall. The climb from Mera La to the Summit is gradual with an outstanding mountain panorama of the Eastern Nepal Himalayas always in sight. The peaks visible include Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Kangchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7855m) and Chamlang (7319m) amongst many others.

Trip highlights

  • Mera Peak climbing (6476 m), the Highest trekking peak in Nepal
  • Snow-capped sights of Mt Everest(8,848m), Mt Lhotse(8516m), Mt Cho Oyu(8,188m) and many more
  • Hospitality from Sherpa community in Khumbu region
  • The best peak climbing for mountaineering beginners
  • Well set up camps at Mera Peak Base camp and High camp
  • Trek and climb with our certified and experienced Sherpa Climbing Guides
  • Trek through green regions blessed with the snowy mountains of Numbur, Kongdi Ri, and many others as you hike through Chutok La and Zatrawala pass
  • Climb the highest trekking peak in Nepal in the Everest region; the Mera Peak is renowned for its mountaineering exposure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

As you fly into Kathmandu, you'll have beautiful views over the valley, the snow capped mountain peaks in Himalaya, and of the terrraced fields below. As per your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel. Overnight in Hotel

Day 02: Fully day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, Overnight in Hotel

Today after the breakfast we will proceed for sightseeing tour in and around the Kathmandu valley. The Durbar Squares, Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath temple and Boudhanath temple are the major sight-seeing areas around the Kathmandu valley. These all are listed in a  world heritage sites. The Durbar Square shows us the regal lige of ancient periods. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimages. Swayambhunath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa is the Buddhist temple which is very popular around the globe. Swayambhunath is also known as money temple stands ont he hilltop west of the Kathmandu valley. It can also be known as the viewpoint of Kathmandu valley. Boudhanath temple is the biggest Chhorten ever made around the world. Overnight in Hotel

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

We head to the airport ealry in the morning and take a light to Lukla. The air route is fascinating in itself, flying above the greenary and White Mountains. Uopn arrival, the guide will brief you and introduce our porters. We then begin our trek to the Chutok La pass (2945). Overnight at TeaHouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 04: Trek from Paiya to Panggom (2,846 m) – 5/6 hours

Today, we trek from Chutenga and ascend steep to cross Zatrawala Pass (4610m.) and continue to Zatrabok (4704m) enjoying the spectacular views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi RI, Karyolang peak and many others. Then we descend to Khartitang at 3900m. Overnight at TeaHouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 05: Panggom to Ningsow (2,863 m) – 4/5 hours

Today we head toward Kothe. We take a steep descent trail through the juniper and rhododendron forest to reach Kothe. Overnight at teahouse, breakfast,  lunch and dinner included.

Day 06: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800 m) – 7/8 hours

After enjoying our lunch at Kothe, we head towards Tangang (4356m), (Sabal Tsho-Lake) penetrating the Hinku valley. The Trail gradually ascends offering the scenic view of Kusum Kanguru. Overnight at TeaHouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 07: Trek from Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691 m) – 6/7 hours

Today is set aside for acclimatization. We rest at Tangnang. We wander around the valley and explore the local culture. We enjoy the scenic view of stunning peaks and glaciers. Overnight at TeaHouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 08: Trek from Kothe to Thangnang (4356m.) (Sabal Tsho-Lake) following Hinku Valley (4600m.) – 3/4 hours

You trek along the bank of river and find bush on both sides. The path is gradual ascent and you can enjoy the views of Kusum Kanguru peak and many more. Overnight at TeaHouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 09: Trek from Thangnang to Khare (5,045 m) – 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 TeaHouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 10: Khare upper end (5500 m)

We use this day for acclimatization. After proper rest, we take a walk up to a small peak on the west side of the Hinku Nup Glacier, where we can reach a height of around 5500m. At this point, we get to capture stunning views of Mera La and Mera Peak. Overnight at Tented Camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 11: Trek from Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780 m) - 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 Tented Camp, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 12: Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m) and back to Khare (5045 m) – 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 at TeaHouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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 summit 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. Overnight at TeaHouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 14: Trek from Khare to Kothe (3600 m) – 4/5 hours

We leave the mountains behind and descend to Tangnang. We continue towards Khothey. Overnight at TeaHouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 15: Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4,300 m) – 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 Taktho. 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 at TeaHouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 16: Trek from 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 at TeaHouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 17: Fly back from Lukla to Kathmandu, Overnight in Hotel

You successfully conclude the trek and proceed for flight to Kathmandu. We will enjoy our last view of the high mountains while flying back to the Kathmandu from Lukla. The snow-capped mountains will be worth to watch. After 25 minutes of flight, our representative will be waiting for you at domestic airport to take you back to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the day at your leisure; feel free to relax or explore the local markets. Overnight in Hotel

Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu.

As per your flight time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home or any other destinations. The airport check-iin is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is 12PM.

Or inform us if you want to stay longer for short tours such as Jungle Safari at National Parks, Mountain Biking, Rafting, a Tibet tour, a tour to Bhutan or India Tour. We will be happy to assist you.

  • Trip facts

  • Trip duration : 18 days
  • Grade : Strenous
  • Activity : Cultural sightseeing tour and trekking & Climbing
  • Starts in : Kathmandu
  • End in : Kathmandu
  • Trek Type : Tea house & Camping
  • Accomodation : Hotel & lodge (tea house) & Tented Camp
  • Max Altitude : 6476 m

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop off services by private A/C vehicle
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu on twin /double sharing basis with breakfast only
  • All meals during the trek & climb
  • Tea/coffee, boiled water will be provided during the climb
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek and tented accommodation during the climbing
  • Domestic Airfare : Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu airfare
  • Government licensed holder English speaking guide during the trek and climb, require porter (1 porter between two clients) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
  • Mera Peak Climbing permit fee
  • General climbing equipment such as rope, ice screw, snow bar etc.
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 3 passport size photos for permit)
  • Airport transfers in AC private vehicle
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with English Speaking local Tour Guide, entry fees and private AC vehicle
  • Insurance for all staff & porters
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, we recommend you to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

Cost Excludes

  • International flight & any other airfares
  • Nepal visa
  • Extra baggage charge if any (weight allowance 12kg+3 kg in domestic flight)
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Tips for Guide, porters, drivers etc.
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason
  • Personal expenses such as table drinks, snacks while walking, hot water/shower, internet, telephone etc during the Everest Base Camp trek.
  • Client insurance and Medical expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Any other tours, transfers and hotel accommodations other than mentioned above
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

Extension Tours

Jungle Safari
Pokhara Tour

Necessary Information

1. Visa to Nepal

You can obtain the Nepalese visa from Nepalese consulate in your country easily or upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. For that, you require a valid passport with 2 copies of passport size photos. Similarly, A visa for Nepal can be obtained at Nepal India border entry point at Birgunj, Nepalgunj, Kakadvitta, Bhairahawa, Gaddachowki and Kodari on the Nepal China border. A15/30/90 day multiple entries Nepalese visa can be obtained by paying USD 30/50/125 or equivalent foreign currency respectively. For more information, please visit

2. Welcoming upon your arrival in Nepal

We will be at the airport to welcome you upon your arrival to Nepal. We will be carrying the Raj BalaTreks & Expedition placard with your name underneath. From airport you will escorted to your hotel and we help you to check-in.

3. Why climb Mera Peak with Raj Bala Treks & Expedition?

We have been organizing  Mera Peak Climbing Package since 90’s. We provide all Mera Peak climbing equipment such as climbing rope, climbing boot, crampons, harness set, ice axe in free of cost. We have a qualified climbing sherpa guide as an instructor. Your safety is our first priority when climbing Mera Peak. So, we are specialized in peak climbing in Nepal.

4. Equipment Checklist

You can purchase or hire some of the equipment here in Kathmandu as well, the conditions and quality of the equipment are topnotch. One porter would be available for two people while on the trek, and the porter is able to carry about 25 kg of weight, so it is advised to keep the luggage light. Duffel or rucksack bags, day packs (approximately 20-25L), Down Jackets and 4 seasons’ sleeping bags are required in general.


  • Sun hat or Scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection


  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm woolen hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp Shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter


  •  LIghtweight Gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves ot mittens

Lower body:

  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Upper body:

  • T-Shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jackets or pullovers
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants


  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Trekking Bags/ Duffel bags
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping itms dry inside the trekking bags
  • Trekking poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries


  • Toothbrush
  • Multipurpose soap
  • Nail cutter
  • Small mirror
  • Personal hygience
  • Wet wipes
  • Tissue/toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hands wash 


5. How technical is Mera Peak climbing?

Though Mera Peak stands at 6476m, it is a straightforward climb involving glacier trekking and only a basic level of mountaineering skill is required. It’s a peak of less technical difficulty but leads to strenuous long climb to reach the summit and taking care on descend where walk and climb leads to moraine-ice-snow and glaciers. Climbers must be mentally prepared to deal with strenuous situations at high altitude and give their best effort to reach High Camp (summit night) in good physical condition.

6. Physical fitness for Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak, the highest non-technical trekking peak in Nepal where the climber can ascend with an assist by local Sherpa guide as well as the basic climbing gear is mandatory. Any physical fit adventure travellers can climb Mera Peak with previous high altitude experienced. Beyond that, you will be taught climbing technique by climbing guide at the Mera Peak high camp. Prior training is required for Mera Peak trekking and climbing which contains jogging, cycling, hit gym, hiking, running, cardio exercise, walking on the stair for stamina, etc.

7. Best Time For Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak Climbing is the best option for novice climbers and trekkers who want a mountaineering experience. The best time for Summit Mera Peak is during the spring season (March, April, May) and the autumn season (September, October, November) to see its excellent Himalayan Vista scene. Climbing Mera Peak can also be done during New Years and Christmas time for winter season climbing.

8. What kind of accommodation and food is available on Mera Peak climbing?

During trekking, the food and accommodation will be on Tea house basis. The tea house is a small Accommodation Lodge which is run by the local people; they provide a small room with a single bed and blankets. During peak season and fall season the Accommodation of tea house may be full and busy, so pre-booking is necessary to get a room. Food will be good as it is a high altitude and remote trek. There will be a menu to order food. In the busy season, they will take little more time to prepare food so, it is better to give an order of breakfast and dinner earlier.

As you ascend to high altitude/ Base camp of Mera Peak there will be no teahouses so, there will be camping, which you have to sleep in the tent and food will be prepared by the Basecamp cook. After the summit you don’t have to stay in a tent, you will descend back down through the village so the accommodation and food will be at the tea house.

9. Do I need insurance to climb Mera Peak?

Yes, travel insurance is absolutely necessary. Though, Mera Peak is considered as a trekking peak in Nepal, most insurance policies categorize this as mountaineering. In fact, its elevation is high which up to 6500m and one should be very careful about insurance policy. Unlike other trails of Everest region, the Mera region is comparatively remote. So if you suffer from any illness/problems, you will need a helicopter evacuation. Do confirm that your insurance policy covers high altitude climbs and emergency helicopter evacuations in foreign countries like Nepal. It is also recommended to get travel insurance from your home country.

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