Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak Climbing
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Trip Facts

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Hard
  • Max Elevation:6,476 metres (21,247 ft)
  • Total Duration:18 days
  • Best Time:March to May and Sep to Dec
  • Group Size:Minimum 2 pax

Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal at Khumbu region has own values and significance in mountaineering. The highest trekking peak in Nepal located in Khumbu (Everest) Valley, Mera Peak (6,461m/21,190 ft) is one of the popular peak climbing destinations which not only entice trekkers for taking it up for excitement and thrill it offers but also for the splendid views of the mighty peaks from the top along with an experience of observing and traversing through the small but beautiful Sherpa villages and summer and winter pastoral settlements.

A short flight to Lukla from Kathmandu takes you to the beginning of what is going to be a strenuous but an experience of a lifetime as Mera Peak Climbing. The eighteen days expedition is one of the exciting and interesting ways of learning and experiencing the Himalayan lifestyle and culture.

Although physically demanding because of the altitude, the climb on Mera Peak Climbing isn’t as difficult as it may seem. The extrovert sense of adventure and physical fitness is all you need to scale the Mera Peak which is designed carefully to allow the travelers accommodate with acclimatization. Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. the as strong bond with the Everest climbed Sherpa of the Khumbu region. These climbers will make your Mera Peak mountaineering a walk on a park. Therefore, don’t hesitate and book with us for the ultimate peak climbing experience in Nepal.


Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
  • Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla [2,730m/8,954 ft]
  • Day 04: Lukla – Chutanga [3,430 m/11,250 ft]: 3 – 4 hours
  • Day 05: Chutanga – Thuli Kharka [4,320m/13,200 ft] via Zwatra-La [4,600 m/14,720 ft]: 5 – 6 hours
  • Day 06: Trek to Kothe [3,600m/11,808 ft]: 5 – 6 hours
  • Day 07: Kothe – Thaknak [4,350m/14,270 ft]: 3 – 4 hours
  • Day 08: Thaknak – Khare [5,045m/16,486 ft]: 2 – 3 hours
  • Day 09: Rest and acclimatization day in Khare
  • Day 10: Khare – Mera Base Camp [5,300m/17,384 ft]: 3 – 4 hours
  • Day 11: Mera Base Camp – High Camp [5,780m/18,958 ft]: 4 – 5 hours
  • Day 12: Mera High Camp – Mera Peak [6,461m/21,907 ft] – Khare [5,045m/16,547 ft]: 8 – 9 hours
  • Day 13: Reserve Day for Contingency
  • Day 14: Khare – Kothe [3,600m/11,808 ft]: 4 – 5 hours
  • Day 15: Kothe – Thuli Kharka: 5 – 6 hours
  • Day 16: Thuli Kharka – Lukla: 6 – 7 hours
  • Day 17: Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Day 18: Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
A representative from Bharal Adventure shall greet and escort the guests to their hotel upon arrival. The guests will be flattered with savory taste of authentic Nepali delicacies introducing them to Nepali food culture for dinner in the evening.
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation in Kathmandu
A quick breakfast will be followed by a guided tour to four of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu that are Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. The equipments will be checked by the trek leader at noon followed by an interaction between the fellow participants and team leader at Bharal Adventure’s office.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla [2,730m/8,954 ft]
We will board the early morning flight to Lukla after a quick breakfast. The breathtaking views of the Himalayas from the flight will make us realize how short forty minutes can be. As we reach one of the most beautiful air routes, Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla, we will spend the day resting and acclimatizing for exploration of the nearby villages or the town will be done.
Day 04: Lukla – Chutanga [3,430 m/11,250 ft]: 3 – 4 hours
This easy first day trek leads eastwards from where the path is less frequented unlike other main trails from Lulka. The walk follows through a number of hamlets and wood yards until we reach a thick forest of silver fir, birch, pines and rhododendron trees and bushes on the hill side below Nau Lekh, also known as Kalo Himal Ridge. This is a tricky path with many paths leading away from the main trail because of which we advice all the travelers to follow the Sherpa or the group. A summer pasture, Chutanga has many small streams with numerous places en route.
Day 05: Chutanga – Thuli Kharka [4,320m/13,200 ft] via Zwatra-La [4,600 m/14,720 ft]: 5 – 6 hours
The adventure begins as we trek through a steep climb to cross the Kalo Himal Ridge in the Nau Lekh range separating the Khumbu from the Hinku Valley. A steep uphill climb brings us to a cairned notch in the ridge with a collection of Buddhist prayer flags at 4,450m. This place is known as Zwatra-La Pass. From here, the path traverses across a boulder slope rounding a corner before it climbs back to the pass again at the height of 4,600m. Care should be given during the bad weather as the path could be misleading, however, during the good weather the views from here is simply awe-inspiring.
Day 06: Trek to Kothe [3,600m/11,808 ft]: 5 – 6 hours
After a quick breakfast, we descend following the trail across three ridges before going down steeply to the Hinku River from where we go uphill to Kothe through lush rhododendron forests on the west side of the Hinku Valley.
Day 07: Kothe – Thaknak [4,350m/14,270 ft]: 3 – 4 hours
Trekking along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak, we stop at Gondishung, a summer herders’ settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka, for lunch. As we across this settlement, we pass a 200 year old Lungsumba Gompa where a rock scripting on Mera Peak along with its route details could be found. From here, a short walk is required to reach Thaknak, a summer grazing area with ancient lodges and shops.
Day 08: Thaknak – Khare [5,045m/16,486 ft]: 2 – 3 hours
Following the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, we climb through moraines to the muzzle of the Hinku Nup and Shar gradually going up more steeply to Khare. The northern face of Mera Peak is visible from here. After lunch, exploration of the surroundings can be done.
Day 09: Rest and acclimatization day in Khare
The guides will carry out the last minute checking of the gears for the climb and make arrangements for rental of any equipment if necessary. Training on peak climbing techniques will be given so as to boost the confidence of the summiteers and increase the chances of successful scaling of the summit.
Day 10: Khare – Mera Base Camp [5,300m/17,384 ft]: 3 – 4 hours
After breakfast, walk through a boulder-strewn steep trail will lead to Mera Peak Base Camp where we take a break for rest. Additional training could be provided if any of the climbers think they need more of it. Else, the remaining part of the day will be spent resting and preparing for the next day.
Day 11: Mera Base Camp – High Camp [5,780m/18,958 ft]: 4 – 5 hours
The route through Mera-La Pass to reach the Mera High Camp is followed which is a rocky trail that could be hazardous because of the number of crevasses if it has had recent snowfall. The way to the top of the rock band marked by a large cairn is not easy but once we get there are set up a high camp, the views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse makes the hard work worthwhile.
Day 12: Mera High Camp – Mera Peak [6,461m/21,907 ft] – Khare [5,045m/16,547 ft]: 8 – 9 hours
For this big day, we need to wake up around two in the morning for breakfast and although it will be very cold in the beginning, we shall warm up as we continue climbing onto a peculiar ridge. The climb is rewarded with the first rays of sun hitting the mountains with awe-inspiring red glow. Still a non-technical route, we climb higher into it as the air begins to get thinner. The summit comes back into view as the sloop steepens behind the ridge and at the foot of the final steep summit cone, fixed rope might be needed to be attached with the climbers depending upon the situation. From here, the summit is only few meters away. The enchanting views of 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 could be seen from the summit. As we retrace our steep down to the high camp, we take rest for a while before we descend back to Khare.
Day 13: Reserve Day for Contingency
Since there is no guarantee of having a favorable weather on our day (12th) planned for the summit, we will set aside this day as contingency for such situation. However, if the trip goes smoothly, i.e., if we get to summit Mera Peak on the twelfth day, we will not be needing this as a spare day and could utilize it for walking back to Lukla at a relaxed pace.
Day 14: Khare – Kothe [3,600m/11,808 ft]: 4 – 5 hours
The same trail as before is used to trek from Khare to Kothe, upon reaching where, we will celebrate the success of the journey by indulging into the local delicacies and wines.
Day 15: Kothe – Thuli Kharka: 5 – 6 hours
An uphill trek through lush red and green rhododendron forests on the west side of the Hinku Valley, the trail to Thuli Kharka takes us through the company of magnificent mountains as the backdrop of the lush forests making us forest all the exhaustion of the journey. The remarkable views of Mera North, Mera Central and South face could be enjoyed upon arrival at Thuli Kharka.
Day 16: Thuli Kharka – Lukla: 6 – 7 hours
The day’s journey begins by ascending to Zwatra-La Pass from where the views of stunning Lukla Valley surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and other Himalayan peaks could be enjoyed. Walking down to Chutanga going straight ahead to Lukla village, it might be late afternoon by the time we reach the village where we will enjoy the last dinner amidst the Himalayas.
Day 17: Lukla – Kathmandu
The team boards an early morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu where the day is spent either relaxing or shopping for souvenirs (Nepali handicrafts). A farewell dinner is hosted for the team to rejoice the successful completion of their voyage.
Day 18: Final Departure
The guests shall be taken to the airport approximately three hours before there scheduled flight by one of the representatives of Bharal Adventure.
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This list is a guideline to help you pack for trekking and peak climbing. Also, please understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Himalayan Glacier inclusive in the service. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter, but you are required to carry a daypack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
  • Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)

Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Tape slings (2)
  • Screwgate karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/eight figure
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Ascender/Jhumar
  • Helmet

Group Climbing Gears:

  • Snow bar*
  • Rope*
  • Ice hammer*
  • Ice screw*


  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable


  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens; consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched, waterproof, polar-fleece mitt liner

 Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric


  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks
  • Gaiters


  • 1 sleeping bag 30 degree DC
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner

Rucksack and Travel Bags

  • 1 medium rucksack or 1 large duffel bag *
  • Daypack/backpack of 35 to 50 liters for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)


  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Note: Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant!
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Practical Items

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • Large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks


  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash


  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110 ampere)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Hotel in Kathmandu teahouses and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in the mountain
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English/French/Chinese/German speaking climbing leader (guide), cook, assistant climbing leader (6 trekkers: 2 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter), other helpers (1 trekker: 2 helpers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All domestic flights (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits and Mera Peak climbing permit
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Bharal Adventure Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, Cap and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Group mountaineering camping and climbing equipments-very high quality North Face or Mountain Hardwear tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipments
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Optional tours and activities during free time
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Garbage deposit fee US$ 250.00 (Refundable)
  • Drink including: Including water, coke, fanta, alcoholic beverage, snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek except Lukla, Phakding and Namche
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips for Guide, Porters and Driver

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