Mt. Mera Peak Climbing
Wouldn’t you want to climb the highest trekking peak in Nepal with the highest success ratio? Embark on adventurous trekking through the breath-taking Barun and Hinku valleys towards Mera La and climb the famous Mera Peak (6476m) to enjoy the panoramic view of beautiful mountains including Everest, Nuptse, and Kanchenjunga.
Mt. Mera Peak Climbing or Mera Peak North is regarded as a trekking peak. Hence you wouldn’t require an expedition permit to scale the peak. Three Frenchmen climbed the true summit (Mt. Mera Peak Climbing) in 1975. Until now, thousands of adventurers have successfully summited the mountain. A Sherpa guide will assist the entire climb. You’ll trek past Barun valley to cross into the discreet Hinku Valley to reach Mera Peak.
The entire Mt. Mera Peak Climbing trip lasts 20 days in total. Once you arrive in Kathmandu City, you’ll meet your Sherpa guide and prepare for the climb. You can also indulge in a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley before embarking on a short flight towards Lukla in Everest Region. Beginning at Lukla Airport, you’ll gradually trek past traditional Sherpa villages, namely Thuli Kharka, Kotey, and Tangnag en route to Makalu Barun National Park. You’ll continue traveling through the small Sherpa settlements and rich biodiversity of the Himalayan National Park towards Hinku Valley.
Mt. Mera Peak Climbing trek crosses a glaciated trail to reach Hinku Valley. You’ll head towards Mera Peak Base Camp and begin camping along the trail. The trail rises along the moraines to reach High Camp and continues until the summit. From the summit of Mera, you can catch the fantastic scenery of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, and Baruntse peaks. You’ll continue climbing down along the same route and head back to Lukla via the high mountain pass of Zatrwa La (4600m).
Mt. Mera Peak Climbing mostly remains accessible during the spring (Mar-Jun) and autumn (Sep-Nov) seasons mainly because of good weather and visibility. Garba Treks specializes in climbing and expeditions around Nepal. You can choose to join our fixed groups or undertake an entirely private trip at a reasonable cost. Our Sherpa leaders are experienced over the years and have led countless trips to Mera Peak.
ï‚· Geography: Himalayas
ï‚· Location: Barun/Hinku Valley
ï‚· Level of Difficulty: Difficult
ï‚· Duration of Trek: 20 Days
ï‚· Max Altitude: 6476m
ï‚· Religions: Buddhism
ï‚· Ethnic People: Sherpa
ï‚· Accommodation: Hotels, Teahouse, camp
ï‚· Transportation: Private Car, flight
ï‚· Minimum Pax: 2 people
ï‚· Explore some of the unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
ï‚· Enjoy trekking through the Himalayan national park, Makalu Barun National Park
ï‚· Climb one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal
ï‚· Trek through the scenic Everest, Barun, and Hinku Valleys
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport transfer to hotel
Welcome to the historical Kathmandu City! Upon your arrival, you’ll be warmly welcomed by one of our representatives at the airport. He will then escort you to your hotel located at the heart of the city. You’ll meet your Sherpa guide and discuss the trip itinerary in detail.
Day 02: Rest Kathmandu for official formalities
We generally keep two days in hand to prepare for the climb. Your guide will assess your gear and equipment along with purchasing or renting new gear for the climbing. In the meantime, we’ll prepare a climbing permit, TIMS Card, and other permits on your behalf. You can indulge in a fun-filled rock-climbing session in Kathmandu to assess your stamina and fitness.
If time permits, you can embark on a scenic sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley and witness some of the unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites, namely Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Patan Durbar Square.
Day 03: Morning fly to Lukla (2804meters) trek to Chutok (2800meters) 3 hrs
After early breakfast at the hotel, you’ll drive towards the airport along with your guide. You’ll embark on a short flight spanning 45min from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport in the Everest region. You can catch the beautiful aerial sight of the forested hills of central-east Nepal en route to Lukla. Starting at the Everest region, you’ll begin trekking eastward through the forested path to Paiya village. You’ll cross Handi Khola and continue traveling towards Chutok La pass via Surke village. A short descent from here, you’ll arrive at Chutok. Overnights stay in Chutok.
Day 04: Trek to Pangkongma (2950 meters) 6 hours
Leaving Chutok, you’ll continue trekking towards Barun Valley. Trekking past a suspension bridge, you hike towards slippery trail leading to Kari La Pass. Once at the top, you’ll descend to the other side and continue through the lushly decorated rhododendron and bamboo forests towards Pangkongma. Pangkongma is a Sherpa village that largely depends on farming and trading.
Day 05: Trek to Kurke (3800 meters) 5 hours
Leaving Pangkongma village, you’ll begin heading towardsPangkongma La Pass (3174m). A short uphill hike will bring you to the top. From here, the trail drops and continues north along Pasang Kharka Khola. Crossing the river, you’ll arrive at Peeng Kharka Danda. You’ll keep walking along the ridges towards Ningsow Khola (stream). Finally, you reach Kurke for the overnight stay.
Day 06: Trek to Thuli Kharka (4200 meters) 6 hours
Leaving Kurke, you’ll continue through the rich biodiversity of the region. The trail leaves Barun valley and heads toward Hinku Valley. Walking through the alpine forests, you’ll arrive at Ramailo Danda from where you can catch the breath-taking sights of Mera Peak and Salpa La Pass. A short trek from here, you’ll come to the entry point of Makalu Barun National Park. You’ll continue along the trail and cross the Pasang Lhamu trail to arrive at Chhatra Khola. Then, continue uphill to reach Thuli Kharka. Overnights stay.
Day 07: Trek to Kothey (3600 meters) 5 hours
You’ll continue trekking through the pine forests and glaciated lakes inside Makalu Barun National park. The trail moves northward towards Mera La and keeps ascending until Majang Khola. After crossing the river, you’ll continue towards Hinku Khola. The trail climbs through the lushly forested path towards Tashing Ongma. A short trek over Sanu Khola will take you directly to Kothey village.
Day 08: Trek to Tangnag (4350 meters) 6 hours
The valley opens up to a snowy trail. You’ll continue hiking along Hinku Khola and climb the ridge through the lush pine forests. You’ll encounter fewer settlements here on. The lack of vegetation and difficulty in access makes it a sparsely populated region. You can take a break at Gondishung village and enjoy a hot lunch before walking west towards Hinku Drangka. En route, you’ll encounter the 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa. Walking past Gompa, you’ll arrive at Tangnag village.
Day 09: Acclimatization and rest day at Tangnag
You must acclimatize and let your body be familiar with the surrounding. The severity and onset of symptoms of Altitude sickness depend from person to person. As you are already over 4000 meters, it is necessary to rest enough. This will also prove to be beneficial for the rest of the trekking journey. Re-energize your body while you indulge in exploring nearby areas around Tangnag.
Day 10: Trek to Khare (4900 meters) 4 hours
Leaving Tangnag, you’ll continue walking along the snow moraines and crevasses towards Khare. The thick snow may make it difficult to cross the trail. Following the lateral moraine at Dig Glacier, you’ll trek towards Dig Kharka and witness the majestic view of Charpate Himal. You’ll begin climbing along snow moraines to reach the top ridge at Hinku Nup and Shar glacier. With a brief ascent through the pass, you’ll reach the remote Khare valley with the majestic sight of Mera’s North Face just at the front. You’ll camp for the night.
Day 11: Trek to Mera La (5415 meters) and Base Camp (5300m) 5 hours
Early morning breakfast will make you prepared for the upcoming climb. Leaving Khare, you’ll follow a rather lengthy trail towards Mera Base Camp. You’ll trek past the boulder-strewn steep trail that goes directly to Mera La and continues trekking uphill towards Mera Base Camp.
Day 12: Climb Base Camp to High Camp (5800 meters) 5 hours
You’ll make your way towards Mera High Camp or Mt. Mera Peak Climbing. You’ll notice a large rock marked by a large cairn at the high camp that acts as the local landmark. From the high camp, you can catch the beautiful sights of Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Chamlang peaks in the distance.
Day 13: Summit to Mera peak (6654 meters) and then return to Khare (4900 meters) 10 hours
Your guide will check the weather before embarking on the summit. You’ll wake up at around 2 am and have your breakfast inside the tent. If the weather is clear and climb is permissible, you’ll continue along the snowy terrain and follow your guide towards the top. You’ll use the fixed ropes set up by the Sherpa staff beforehand. The trail steepens until a section behind the ridge brings you closer to the summit. You may need to use ice-ax and a crampon along the trail.
The final push for the summit accounts for a sharp inclined climb. Once at the top, you can enjoy the spectacular panorama of Hinku valley along with the majestic peaks of Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, Chamlang, and Baruntse. You’ll retrace your path and head back to Khare via Mera Peak Base Camp.
Day 14: Spare day in case of bad weather
It is essential to consider the right weather conditions to avoid any obstruction during trekking. In high altitudes, there are many chances of a sudden change in weather conditions. Hence, it is necessary to include contingency/extra days on the itinerary. On this additional day, you can stay indoors and relax your body. Re-energize yourself for the rest of the trek.
Day 15: Trek to Kothey (3600 meters) 6 hours
You’ll walk over the snowy path and cross the cattle-breeding village towards Kothey. You’ll walk past Tangnagand Gondishung villages en route. You can take a break and enjoy a hot meal with the locals. Leaving Tangnag, you’ll descend below the snowline and arrive at Kothey.
Day 16: Trek to Thuli Kharka (4200 meters) 6 hours
Leaving Kothey, you’ll continue along the uneven path and cross several tributaries along Inkhu Khola before arriving at Taktho. The trail climbs from here and advances towards Thuli Kharka before passing a Buddhist Chorten en route to Thuli Kharka.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla (2804 meters) 7 hours
Leaving Barun Valley, you’ll make your way towards Dudh Koshi. A strenuous climb above Thuli Kharka will take you to the top of Zatrwa La Pass (4600m). Crossing the high pass can prove to be difficult; however, from the top, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery comprising Dudh Koshi Valley and quaint Sherpa village. A short trek down the pass will take you to Chutang. From Chutang, you’ll make head towards Lukla for the overnight stay. You can celebrate the completion of the trip with your guide and colleagues.
Day 18: Morning flight to Kathmandu
You’ll bid farewell to Lukla and catch the last glimpses of the mountains before heading back to Kathmandu. A short flight will take you over the lush hills of Nepal towards the historical Kathmandu city. You can catch the scenic aerial sight of UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu from the flight. Once at Kathmandu, you’ll be escorted back to your hotel.
Day 19: Rest in Kathmandu
Today is a rest day in Kathmandu. You can choose to shop around for souvenirs and indulge in an adventure to explore the city on your own. Your guide can suggest some right places to taste delicious food and shop. Also, you can relax your body by doing a full body massage later in the evening to finish the day.
Day 20: Transfer to the international airport for your final departure
Our representative will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport today so you can catch your scheduled flight back home.