Climb Mera Peak
Kathmandu, Nepal 18 nights from £2,799

Climb Mera Peak

Climb the highest trekking peak in Nepal, the 6476m high Mera Peak, a huge undertaking with supreme rewards and feelings of accomplishment on a fully guided Himalayan adventure.

  • 14 days trekking

Highlights

Exhilarating camping

Exhilarating camping

Camp on rocky ledges high above the Himalayan valleys.

Pristine snowy landscapes.

Pristine snowy landscapes.

Dive into the snow laden landscapes of the high Himalaya.

Summit Mera Peak

Summit Mera Peak

Climb to the summit of 6476m high Mera Peak. An incredible achievement.

Overview

The highest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera Peak offers a significant challenge to intrepid trekkers. A fully guided adventure which combines exhilarating camping, with wild hiking and an element of winter mountaineering. Explore some of the wildest areas of the Everest region, trekking through diverse scenery, before the sensational highlight of summiting a 6476m high Himalayan peak. 

Route Highlights

  • Summit Mera Peak

    The crowning glory of the adventure, reaching the summit of 6476m high Mera Peak.

  • Hike in the wild Arun Valley

    Take a walk on the wild side, following quiet trails through the remote Arun valley.

  • High altitude mountain passes

    A test of endurance, conquering a number of high altitude Himalayan passes. 

  • Forest
  • Superfit only
  • Solo
  • Groups
  • Couples

Degree of difficulty

  • A significant trekking challenge, considered a trekking peak, Mera Peak is a relatively non technical, but physically demanding challenge. 
  • A great option for trekkers who have a high level of fitness and experience in altitude challenges such as Kilimanjaro or Everest Base Camp. 
  • Not recommended for those who have no experience of trekking above 4000m
  • Expect at least five to six hours of trekking in mountainous areas, every day of the trip. 
  • Experience of using crampons and an ice axe is required. 

Eating and drinking

  • Meals are not included in the cost of the challenge, Lodges along the route offer a wide choice of menus, from traditional Dhal Bhat to more sophisticated and western orientated choices. 
  • Budget around £20 to £25 per day for meals and drinks. 

Himalayan accommodation

  • Accommodation is mainly taken in tea houses and lodges along the route. These offer hostel style accommodation, with running water, indoor toilets and electricity commonly available.
  • Where available, internet access and hot showers are available at an extra cost. 
  • The more remote accommodation offers a more rustic style of accommodation, with showers not always available. Personal sleeping kit will be needed in the more remote areas.
  • Five nights will be spent in tents at campsites along the route. Facilities will be basic, but good mountain tents are provided 
  • Comfortable hotel accommodation is provided, for the nights spent in Kathmandu.

Season

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

  • Transfers

Meeting point

Tribhuvan International Airport
Ring Rd
काठमाडौँ
Kathmandu
44600
Nepal

Getting to Kathmandu

  • Fly to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. a number of airlines fly to Kathmandu from the UK, with connections in the Middle East, including Qatar, Gulf Air and Emirates. 
  • Layovers in the Middle East can be lengthy, Qatar Airlines usually offer the best options in terms of these connections. 
  • It's also possible to make a connection through New Delhi, with BA, Air India and Jet Airways offering flights, where connecting flights to Kathmandu are offered by Air India, IndiGo and Vistara.

  • Hill
  • Forest
  • Minibus

Climb mera Peak Itinerary

  • Day 1 | Arrival in Kathmandu

    Fly to Kathmandu, taking a private transfer to the hotel. Meet with representatives for a full pre-trek briefing. 

  • Day 2 | Trek to Paiya

    Take a flight into the heart of rural Nepal, landing at Luklla, where the trekking begins. Descend to Surke, crossing a river before a steep climb to Pakhepani, before a more gentle trail leads to Chutok La and onwards to the overnight teahouse at Paiya.

  • Day 3 | Trek to Panggom

    Start the day with a gentle descent to cross the Paiya Khola river, before a tough climb to Kari La, uncovering superb views of the surrounding 7000m peaks. Descend from this point through rhododendron forests before reaching the village of Panggom. 

  • Day 4 | Trek to Ningbo

    Climb through Sherpa villages to reach the Panggom La pass, which gifts a great view of Mera Peak. Stop at the village of Sibuje for lunch, before more flatland trekking to Ningbo. Dependent upon weather conditions, guides may decide to continue further to Ramailo Dada to overnight. 

  • Day 5 | Trek to Bamboo Camp

    Exploring the wilder areas of the trek, pass through forests as the trail climbs steadily before descending down a succession of switchbacks to arrive at the Tama Khola river. Continue after lunch through forests of bamboo and rhododendron before arriving at Bamboo Camp, a very basic campsite in the forest. 

  • Day 6 | Trek to Khote

    Continued trekking through the forests to reach Tok-Tok village, where the route joins a larger trail, leaving the wilder areas of the Himalaya behind. Pass through the village of Tashing Ongma, before descending to join the Inkhu Khola at Mosom Kharka. Follow riverside trails to reach the village of Khote. 

  • Day 7 | Trek to Tagnak

    Hike along the banks of the glacial river, where the forests give way to open valleys, revealing superb views of the surrounding peaks. On the approach to Tagnak, the Mera glacier appears into view.

  • Day 8 | Acclimatisation in Tagnak

    A day of acclimatisation training from the base at Tagnak, hiking to gain as much altitude as possible before returning to Tagnak to over night. Visit the Tibetan Prayer stones and the remains of the glacial lake Sabai Tsho.

  • Day 9 | Trek to Khare

    Start the day with a gentle hike alongside the Dig Tsho glacier, offering views of the Hinkhu Nup glacier beyond. A steep final section leads to the village of Khare. Potential for a further acclimatisation hike to a superb viewpoint behind the village. 

  • Day 10 | Trek to Mera La

    Follow the trail which sweeps round the glacier, remaining close to the crevasse free northern flank. Climb steadily to the Mera La pass, before arriving at the campsite.

  • Day 11 | Contingency Day

    A contingency day to account for potential poor weather en route. 

  • Day 12 | Trek to High Camp

    Breaking out a set of crampons for the climb up to High Camp. Climb back up to the Mera La pass, before proceeding up the glacier towards a rocky outcrop which forms the High Camp. A superb experience staying here, with superlative views of the towering mountains. 

  • Day 13 | Ascent of Mera Peak

    Starting the day at 2am with hot tea and a high energy meal before leaving the campsite to start the climb up the main glacier. A tough, demanding ascent over steep slopes, before reaching the summit ridge. At the foot of the final ascent, attach to a fixed rope, using an ice axe and jumar to make the final 30 metre, 55 degree pitch to the summit. Celebrate a fantastic achievement, basking in the incredible views from the summit before starting the descent to Khare.

  • Day 14 | Trek to Khote

    A long walk down the Hinku valley to arrive at Khote.

  • Day 15 | Trek to Chetera La

    Continue along riverside trails before an ascent above the forests, to reach Chetera La. 

  • Day 16 | Trek to Lukla

    The final day of trekking crosses high plateaux before reaching the craggy Zatrwa La pass, offering wonderful views of the Hinku wilderness and the south face of Mera. A gradual descent heads in the direction of the Zatr Og, before a steep downhill from the Kalo Himal to the bustling town of Lukla. 

  • Day 17 | Fly to Kathmandu

    After breakfast, take a flight to Kathmandu.

  • Day 18 | Kathmandu

    A day to explore the engaging city of Kathmandu, explore the Monkey Temple at Swayambhunath, the Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath and the Buddhist Stupa of Boudhanath, or simply enjoy the immersive experience of wandering the city streets. 

  • Day 19 | Departure

    Take a transfer to the airport to begin the journey home. 

  • Accommodation
  • Guides
  • Transfers

Included

  • Hotel stay for one night before and two nights after the trek
  • All airport transfers
  • Return flight between Kathmandu and Lukla
  • National Park entry, TIMS fees and climbing permit
  • A fully supported trek with a qualified mountain guide
  • All drinking water on the trek
  • Teahouse accommodation on a room only basis
  • High quality sleeping tents
  • All meals when camping on the climb
  • Access to emergency oxygen and first aid kit

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Personal items
  • Travel insurance (must be insured specifically for treks up to 6500m, using fixed ropes)
  • Personal trekking and climbing gear
  • Personal medicines or prescriptions
  • Meals and drinks on the trek (except when camping)
  • Meals and drinks in Kathmandu (breakfast is included)

  • Carbon offset
  • Plastic bottle free

This trip takes responsibility seriously and ‘goes the extra mile’ to ensure that your presence in this country is entirely positive.

Central to this is

  • Caring for the crew
  • Caring for the local environment
  • Caring for the local communities

All guides and partners are hand picked to ensure that every aspect of your trip operates to the highest standard and reflect the strong values, ethics and joy of travel.

This commitment to Responsible Travel is mutually beneficial without compromising the countries and communities touched or the depth and uniqueness of your adventure.

Key values of this trip

  • Leave nothing behind
  • We’re the visitors, let’s be respectful at all times
  • Deliver a breathtaking experience
  • Let’s benefit local communities and environments

Let’s help keep these wonderful places precious.

Porters and crew

All crew are paid proper wages and are treated with respect and dignity. This trip with IMEC, IPPG and KPAP, all not-for-profit organisations that focus on improving the working conditions of porters.

Friends of Conservation

Travellers are given the opportunity to mitigate some of the environmental impacts of flying by supporting community and conservation initiatives.

Travellers Against Plastic

This trip is a proud supporter of the Leave No Trace and Travellers Against Plastic campaigns, which help educate travellers on the impact of travel and provide practical guidance for enjoying the outdoors responsibly.

  • Age 18 & over
  • Between 2-10 in group
  • Private group option
  • ABTA
  • ATOL

Costs

Deposit

£559.80

Price per person (inc deposit)

£2799.00

Summit push day to Mera summit and there I was dragging myself up close to 2 hrs behind the schedule but for the positive motivation and push from my climbing guide Dorgie I would not have made it to sumit. On numerous occasions both Dorgie as well as Renjin went out of their way beyond what was reasonably expected to help me out to make my Mera peak trek a memorable one. Great going, Nepal haven’t seen such professionalism for a long time | Santosh

I have just returned from the Mera Peak trek in Nepal which was amazing, not least because we all reached the summit on a beautiful clear morning to have the most wonderful view which included Everest nestling amongst other 8000m peaks. This is the toughest trek I have ever undertaken but the route chosen allowed us to gradually acclimatise over the first week before we headed up the Hinku valley to the foot of the Mera glacier, acclimatisation days were built into the schedule and then the final push to the summit. | Jane