Mera Peak, 6,476m (21,247”), is the highest trekking peak in Nepal and is considered an affordable yet achievable mountaineering experience in the Himalayas.

The views from atop the summit are unparalleled - 5 eight-thousanders: Mt Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Kanchenjunga form a panoramic vista over the horizon.

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Group Size

2-12 pax

Trip Duration

19 days

Max. Altitude

6,476 m



Best Season

Apr, May, Oct, Nov


Private Ground Transfer | Commercial Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu


BB in Kathmandu | All meals on the trail


4* Hotel in Kathmandu | Lodge & Camping on the Trail

Mera Peak Climbing Highlights

  • Excellent acclimatization from Phaplu
  • The highest trekking peak in Nepal
  • The view of five "8000" during the ascent

The route by Mera Peak’s north face involves trekking on a glacier at a high altitude, with crampons and ice axes, on a 30° - 40° slope. It is considered as an easy climbing peak but participants still require basic mountaineering knowledge and need to be in good physical shape to participate.

The trail is well defined with lodges along the route except for in High Camp where we stay in pre-pitched tents. Mera Peak expedition is more affordable than many camping treks as supplies and additional porterage crew aren’t required. Plus, participants don’t need to bring or buy expensive climbing gear as we can rent mountaineering equipment at Khare.

With numerous ascents by our CEO and expedition logistics manager, Pemba Jangbu Sherpa, we have designed an itinerary that promotes acclimatization and a high degree of success. Plus, our crew of experienced climbing Sherpa and crew ensure a high degree of success.

Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel.  Nestled in a quiet, charming neighbourhood within easy walking distance of Boudha, the hotel offers a haven from the city's bustle while still allowing you to experience local shops, restaurants, and cafes.

    Please look for the "I AM TREKKING" sign at the opposite railing of the terminal.

    Accommodation: 4* Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Day 02

    Drive to Phaplu (2,700 m

    Begin your adventure with an early morning drive along the newly constructed B.P. Highway. The first half of the journey, with its winding roads and hairpin turns, offers breathtaking views of paddy fields and traditional rural houses nestled along the Sunkoshi River.

    After lunch at Ghurmi (500m / 1640 ft), cross the Sunkoshi River and gradually ascend the serpentine mountain highway.  The landscape transforms dramatically, with the road carved into the side of a mountain above a deep gorge, eventually opening onto a plateau dotted with small villages.  At Changesthan Temple, near the border of the Solukhumbu district,  you'll be rewarded with your first panoramic glimpse of the Everest range.

    Continue along the scenic mountain road to the small town of Phaplu via Salleri, the district headquarters of Solukhumbu, where you'll spend the night.

    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Distance: 275 km
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 9 hrs
  • Day 03

    Drive to Bupsa (2,365 m)

    Enjoy a short drive (approximately one hour) to Siliguri Danda, stopping to admire the majestic views of Mera Peak, Everest, and other Himalayan giants.  Descend through traditional Rai settlements, crossing the Dudhkoshi River to reach the village of Kharikhola.

    After lunch, continue your drive for another 30 minutes to arrive at Bupsa. Settle in, then visit the local monastery and meet your crew for the Mera Peak climb.

    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 5 hrs
  • Day 04

    Trek to Panggom (3,173 m)

    Today's trek begins with a challenging 40-minute uphill climb, directly above the village, to reach Kharte, a small settlement marking the Great Himalayan Lower Cultural Trail.

    Continue through diverse forests of rhododendron, Nepalese alder, and oak, crossing numerous small streams and passing cascading waterfalls.  The tranquil trail offers a welcome respite from the demands of modern life.

    Upon reaching Panggom, relax and perhaps visit the local monastery in the evening.

    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 5 hrs
  • Day 05

    Trek via Pangom La to Ramailo Danda (3,260 m)

    After a short, steep climb through rhododendron forest, reach Panggom La (3173m).  Beyond the pass, visit the Pangkongma monastery. Hike further down the ridge to the village of Sibuje, the last settlement on the trail to Mera Peak. From Sibuje, leave the "east road" heading north towards the Ku Valley, ascending steeply through a mixed forest of pine, rhododendron, and bamboo to reach Ramailo Danda, a small clearing traditionally used as a yak pasture.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 6 hrs
  • Day 06

    Trek to Chatarwa Khola (3,600 m)

    Today we enter the Makalu Barun National Park. The trail from Ramailo Danda gradually descends to a ridgetop. From there, it's a steep descent through a thick and slippery pine and oak forest to Tamba Khola. After this, the trail gradually climbs through the forest to a landslide, eventually reaching the settlement of Chatarwa Khola.

    Throughout the trail, we may see exotic mammals including red pandas, Himalayan langurs, musk deer, pheasants, and even Himalayan sloths!

    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 07

    Trek to Kothe (3,600 m)

    We continue to climb steep slopes through mixed fir and rhododendron forest, reaching Taktor where the Lukla trail joins our own. (We'll take this route on our return journey). After a lunch break at Taktor, we follow the undulating trail above the Hinku River to its basin. From here, we ascend through a sparse blue pine forest above the river bank and descend to Kothe, a seasonal settlement with some lodges and grocery stores.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 08

    Trek to Thangnak (4,300 m)

    Today we move above the treeline and onto glacial moraine. Following along the west riverbed of the Hinku River, we gradually climb to grassy meadows where the treeline fades and the valley widens. There are no permanent settlements here, only temporary pastures for grazing goats, sheep and yaks.

    The trail takes us to Gondishung, a summer pasture where there's a mani wall. We'll have lunch here with views of Kusum Kanguru's twin summits to the west and the steep rock face of Mera Peak to the east. After lunch, we hike up to an ancient Gompa housed in a cave beneath a massive boulder. It's considered good luck to perform a puja and burn some juniper twigs as offerings to the gods for safe passage on the mountains. From here, it's an easy hike over the moraines to Thangnak, a cluster of teahouses and yak herders' sheds. We will spend 2 nights here for acclimatization and preparation.

    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 4-5 hrs
  • Day 09

    Rest day at Thangnak. Optional excursion to to Thangnak Ri (4,700 m)

    We climb Thagnak Ri, a ridge of Kusum Kangru located behind Thagnak, for further acclimatization. We'll have the rest of the afternoon for leisure.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 4-5 hrs
  • Day 10

    Trek to Khare (4,900 m)

    Heading upwards from Thangnak towards the Mera Base Camp at Khare, a good trail leads across the moraine that dams Charpatti Tal. We reach a high point lined with cairns overlooking this glacial lake in about 30 minutes. From here the trail descends slightly to cross a sandy bowl and then climbs alongside a stream to the large pasture of Dig Kharka. We cross the stream on stepping stones and then climb for a further hour and a half to Khare, the basecamp for Mera Peak at an altitude of approximately 5000 metres.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 4 hrs
  • Day 11

    Rest day at Khare. Optional excursion to Mera La (5,400 m)

    For further acclimatization, we hike up to the Mera La and back across the Nup and Shar glaciers. The trail is steep with boulders and large rocks up to the tongue of the Mera Glacier, where we'll use a main rope for safety. Fixed ropes are available on steeper sections as well. We'll climb the 5400m high Mera La Pass over the glacier. Spectacular views are all along the ascent route! We'll then descend back to our camp at Khare (roughly a 3-hour ascent and 2-hour descent). Tomorrow we follow the same trail to High Camp.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 4-5 hrs
  • Day 12

    Trek to Mera Peak High Camp (5,800 m)

    After breakfast, we follow the previous day's route to Mera La, stopping for a scenic lunch break. From here, it's a gradual 3-hour ascent to High Camp. It's a safe route without particularly steep sections, but we'll still use the main rope. In the afternoon, we'll make final preparations for the summit climb the next day before getting an early night's rest.
    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 6 hrs
  • Day 13

    Summit Mera Peak and return to Khare (6,467 m)

    We begin our final push to the summit just after midnight. Using crampons and a main rope, we ascend a gentle slope leading to the steep section below the summit. From this point, we'll tackle a snow-covered step using fixed ropes installed by our skilled mountain guide team.

    After a brief 10-minute climb, we'll reach the summit, with a breathtaking panorama of five legendary 8000-meter peaks – Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga – surrounded by countless other majestic mountains. We'll rest before heading back to the high camp for refreshments (soup and lunch) and continuing our descent to Khare.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 10 hrs
  • Day 14

    Descend to Kothe (3,600 m)

    We retrace our steps back to Kothe along the familiar trail.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 6 hrs
  • Day 15

    Trek to Thuli Kharka (4,250 m)

    We hike above the Hinku River to Taktor, continuing along the route to Lukla. This challenging trail winds through pine and rhododendron forests. After lunch at Thulo Dhunga, we climb another 500 meters to a grassy plain scattered with boulders. We'll follow a gentle path to our Thuli Kharka lodge.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 7 hrs
  • Day 16

    Trek to Lukla (2,860 m)

    Today's challenge is crossing the Zatrwa La Pass (4600 m), followed by a steep descent to Lukla.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 6 hrs
  • Day 17

    Flight to Kathmandu

    After farewells to our amazing support team (assistant guides, cooks, helpers, and porters), we take a short flight back to Kathmandu with our guide. Upon arrival, we'll transfer back to our hotel.

    The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy.

    Accommodation: 4* Hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: B
  • Day 18

    Free day in Kathmandu

    Enjoy a well-deserved rest day in Kathmandu. You can relax, indulge in some shopping, or explore the fascinating sights of Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur.
    Accommodation: 4* Hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: B
  • Day 19

    Departure from Kathmandu

    Our staff will provide airport transportation for you 3 hours before your scheduled flight departure.
    Meals: B

Mera Peak Climbing Services

Service Includes & Excludes

    Package Includes:

    Package Excludes:

    • International air ticket 
    • High-risk Medical Insurance 
    • Lunch and Dinner during Kathmandu stay 
    • Alcoholic beverages and telephone calls 
    • Tips for the trek guide, porter, and staff 
    • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed 
    • Nepal visa fee 
Equipment List for Mera Peak Climbing

    Clothing List

    • Hiking shorts
    • Hiking trousers
    • Fleece Windstopper jacket
    • Light thermal tops
    • Non-cotton underwear briefs
    • Down vest
    • Waterproof, breathable fabric shell jacket
    • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and two long sleeves)
    • Waterproof shell pants with breathable fabric
    • Waterproof Gore-Tex jacket
    • Lightweight thermal bottoms
    • Fleece or wool trousers

    Footwear List

    • Lightweight inner socks
    • Hiking boots with spare laces
    • Heavy poly or wool socks
    • Cotton socks Gaiters
    • Trainers or running shoes

    Headwear List

    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • A warm hat (wool or synthetic)
    • Prescription sunglasses
    • Bandana or headscarf
    • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs

    Personal Medical Kits

    • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
    • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
    • One skin-blister repair kit
    • Anti-diarrhea pills
    • Anti-headache pills
    • A cough or cold medicine
    • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
    • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant
    • Water purification tablets
    • 1 set of earplugs


    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Toilet paper
    • Medium-sized towel
    • Anti-bacterial handwash
    • Multi-purpose soap
    • Deodorants
    • Nail clippers
    • Wet wipes

    Miscellaneous (if required)

    • Camera with extra Batteries
    • Headphone
    • Power Banks
    • Oximeters
    • Chargers
    • Maps
    • Adapter Plugs
    • Journal for Writing
    • Travel knife
    • Book / Kindle for reading
    • Smartphone
    • Snacks
    • Protein bars, Snickers, granola bars, dark chocolates
    • Lightweight pillowcase

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