Mera Peak Climbing


18 Days


This trip includes

Ground transportation in Nepal

Hotels & tea-house accommodation

All meals except in Kathmandu

Local flights cost covered in itinerary

Guided tour & trek throughout the trip

Highlights of Mera Peak Climbing

  • Climb the Summit of Mera Peak (6,461m/21,190ft).
  • Prepare for other 8,000m+ climbs.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.
  • Experience local hospitality and tented accommodation.
  • Take a scenic flight to Lukla.
  • Immerse in Sherpa culture.
  • Traverse diverse landscapes.
  • Benefit from expert guidance.
  • Face a physically demanding yet rewarding climb.
  • Encounter rich biodiversity.
  • Witness spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
  • Test physical stamina and mental resilience.
  • Capture stunning Himalayan photographs.
  • Follow an itinerary with high-altitude acclimatization.
  • Trek on remote and less crowded trails.


Mera Peak Climbing presents an exciting opportunity for novice and experienced climbers alike. Standing at 6,476 meters, Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. This is a challenging yet achievable climb for those looking to venture into high-altitude mountaineering. The peak is in the remote and pristine Hinku Valley, in the Khumbu region, southeast of Mount Everest.

On a clear day, climbers are rewarded with breathtaking vistas of five of the world’s highest peaks: Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga. Mera Peak is an adventurous climb with some technical difficulties on the way.

Overall, Mera Peak Climbing offers an unforgettable adventure and will leave you with lasting memories of an epic journey. This adventurous climb to Mera Peak is perfect for trekkers who dream of standing on the top of the mountain.

Mera Peak Climbing 18 Days

The 18-day Mera Peak Climbing Cost offers an unforgettable experience amidst the grandeur of the Himalayas. It offers an impressive and mesmerizing view of the highest mountains in the world, such as Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Makalu (8481m), and Cho Oyu (8201m).

Your thrilling journey commences with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where the actual trek begins. The trail passes through glaciers, iced paths, terraced fields, waterfalls, and beautiful untouched valleys.

Along the way, you witness several villages, mainly inhabited by Sherpa people, allowing the trekkers to learn about their local lifestyle and culture. The trail crosses the Zatra La Pass (4,610m), where panoramic views of the Dudh Koshi Valley and the surrounding landscape add to the allure of the journey.

Following the guidance of our climbing leader and gearing up the necessary equipment, the trekker reaches the summit, which offers a stunning 360-degree view of different mountain ranges. The climb suits those who love technical mountaineering and have some climbing experience. One needs to be physically fit to climb Mera Peak.

Mera Peak Climbing History  

Right next to Mount Everest is the highest trekking peak in Nepal, i.e., Mera Peak. At 6,476 meters above sea level, Mera Peak is the highest you can go without mountain climbing permits. In the Mahalangur section and Barun sub-section of the Himalayas, Mera Peak offers a formidable yet achievable climb for those with the right experience and preparation level.

The climb to Mera Peak is suitable for both experienced and new trekkers, but it requires good physical fitness and prior trekking experience.

The history of Mera Peak is rich. British expeditions extensively explored the region in the early 1950s, before and after the ascent of Mount Everest. Notable climbers, including Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Eric Shipton, and George Lowe, were part of these expeditions.

The first successful ascent of Mera Peak was completed in 1973 by a French team led by Col. However, Peak Mera climbing was only climbed on 29 October 1973 by L. Limarques, Ang Lhakpa, and two other Sherpas. Since then, Mera Peak has gained popularity among climbers, particularly after  Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay used it as a practice peak before their historic ascent of Everest.

Mera Peak Climbing Cost

The Cost of climbing Mera Peak can vary depending on various factors, such as the duration of the climb, the services included, and the trekking agency chosen. On average, climbers can expect to pay between $1,800 to $4,000 for a Mera Peak climbing expedition. This Cost typically covers permits, guides, accommodation, meals, and transportation to and from the trailhead. However, it’s important to note that these prices are subject to change, and it’s advisable to check with reputable trekking agencies for the most up-to-date information on costs.

Here is a rough breakdown of the Cost of climbing Mera Peak:

Item Cost Range
Climbing Permit $500 – $700
Guide and Porter $600 – $1,200
Accommodation $200 – $400
Meals $300 – $600
Transportation $300 – $400
Miscellaneous Expenses $100 – $200

My Everest Trip is a well-reputed climbing Mera peak organizer that has successfully run in Kathmandu. Our good ratings have made us one of the top-notch organizations in the tourism industry. We offer packages that include transportation, accommodation, and tailored services based on our clients’ preferences.

Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft) |O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, D)         

Day 02

Sightseeing in Kathmandu|8 Hrs| O/N at 3-Star Hotel (A, B, D)  

Day 03

40-min mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) and trek from Lukla to Chutanga (3,050m 11,480ft) |4-5 Hrs |O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Day 04

Chutanga - Thuli Kharka (Chatra-La) (3,900m/12,792ft) via Zatrwa La Pass (4,610m/15,120ft) and down climb to Khartitang (3,900m/12,795ft) |6-7 Hrs|O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Day 05

Thuli Kharka - Kote (4,095m/13,428ft)| 4-5 Hrs|O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Day 06

Kote - Thangnak (4,350m/14,268ft)|4-5 Hrs |O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Day 07

Rest and acclimatization day at Thangnak. On the day, you will visit Sabal Tsho Lake and hike to the cairn (5,271m/17,288ft) on the flank of Kusum Kanguru (6,367m/20,889ft). O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Day 08

Thangnak - Khare (5,045m/16,547ft)|4-5 Hrs|O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Day 09

Trek and climb from Khare - Mera Base Camp (5,300m/17,384ft) |4-5 Hrs |O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Day 10

Trek and climb from Mera Base Camp to High camp (5,780m/18,958ft) via Mera La Pass |4-5 Hrs|O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Day 11

Summit Day; High Camp to Mera Summit (6,476m/21,825ft) and return to Khare. |6-7 Hrs |O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Day 12

Khare - Kote (3,600m/11,808ft) |5-6 Hrs | O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Day 13

Kote - Thuli Kharka (5,045m/16,547ft) |6-7 Hrs|O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Day 14

Thuli Kharka - Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) via Zatrwa La pass |6-7 Hrs | O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Day 15

Extra day for contingency |O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Day 16

40-Min Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu | O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, B, L, D)

Day 17

Rest day in Kathmandu |O/N at 3-Star Hotel (A, B, L, D)

Day 18

Departure (B)


Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft) |O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, D)         

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted and transferred to a comfortable 3-star hotel. After checking in, you can relax and unwind, preparing for the adventure. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a welcome dinner where you’ll meet your guide and fellow climbers and get a brief overview of the upcoming journey.

Day 02

Sightseeing in Kathmandu|8 Hrs| O/N at 3-Star Hotel (A, B, D)  

Today, it is dedicated to exploring the vibrant city of Kathmandu, known for its rich cultural heritage and ancient architecture. You’ll visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. These sites offer insights into Nepal’s history, religion, and culture, setting the stage for the adventure ahead.

Day 03

40-min mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) and trek from Lukla to Chutanga (3,050m 11,480ft) |4-5 Hrs |O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

After an early breakfast, you’ll board a thrilling 40-minute mountain flight to Lukla to begin our first-day trek to Chutanga, passing through several villages and farmlands, picturesque landscapes, dense forests, and lush valleys. This is where we use a route different from Everest Base Camp Trek. Enjoying the view of hills and valleys, we arrive at Chutanga. Upon reaching Chutanga, you’ll settle into your tented camp overnight, enjoying the serene surroundings and preparing for the days ahead.

Day 04

Chutanga - Thuli Kharka (Chatra-La) (3,900m/12,792ft) via Zatrwa La Pass (4,610m/15,120ft) and down climb to Khartitang (3,900m/12,795ft) |6-7 Hrs|O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Today, we trekked towards the Thuli Kharka trek. We ascend over Kalo Himal Ridge, which divides the Khumbu area from Hinku Valley and the Makalu region. We continue our trek, ascending through a steep trail and boulder slope to cross over Zatrwa La Pass, standing at an impressive 4,610 meters. Upon reaching the top, we get a stunning view of Dudh Koshi Valley and different peaks like Karyolung (8201m) and Lumding Himal. After crossing the pass, you’ll descend to Khartitang before reaching Thuli Kharka, where you’ll spend the night.

Day 05

Thuli Kharka - Kote (4,095m/13,428ft)| 4-5 Hrs|O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

The trek from Thuli Kharka to Kote takes you through diverse terrain, including alpine forests, rocky paths, and glacial moraines. Enjoying the stunning view of Mera Peak in the background, we descend to the Hinku River. The final uphill climb leads us to Kote. Upon reaching Kote, you’ll settle into your tented camp and rest well.

Day 06

Kote - Thangnak (4,350m/14,268ft)|4-5 Hrs |O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Today’s trek to Thangnak is relatively short but offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Moving alongside the flow of the Hinku River, we reach Gondishung. Continuing our trek, we pass through ancient Lungsumgba Gompa, built 200 years ago. We also come across a fantastic piece of rock carved with the map of Mera Peak before arriving at Thangnak. Upon reaching Thangnak, you’ll have the rest of the day to acclimatize and explore the area, preparing for the challenges ahead.

Day 07

Rest and acclimatization day at Thangnak. On the day, you will visit Sabal Tsho Lake and hike to the cairn (5,271m/17,288ft) on the flank of Kusum Kanguru (6,367m/20,889ft). O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Today is a rest day in Thangnak, allowing you to acclimate to the high altitude. You’ll have the option to explore the area, take a short hike to Sabal Tsho Lake and cairn (5,271m/17,288ft) on the flank of Kusum Kanguru (6,367m/20,889ft). After spending quality time, we hike back to Thangnak for an overnight stay.

Day 08

Thangnak - Khare (5,045m/16,547ft)|4-5 Hrs|O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Trekking over lateral moraine, we move towards Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. We continue to ascend to Khare, where we can see the spectacular view of the northern face of Mera Peak (6476m). The trek from Thangnak to Khare is challenging as you ascend to higher altitudes. Upon reaching Khare, you’ll settle into your tented camp, enjoy the breathtaking scenery, and prepare for the final push to the summit.

Day 09

Trek and climb from Khare - Mera Base Camp (5,300m/17,384ft) |4-5 Hrs |O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Leaving behind Khare, we trek towards Mera Base Camp, where you’ll begin your ascent to the summit. The trekking trail gradually ascends over Mera Glacier, following an icy path. We continue climbing toward the glacier’s top and to Mera Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 10

Trek and climb from Mera Base Camp to High camp (5,780m/18,958ft) via Mera La Pass |4-5 Hrs|O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Leaving Mera Base Camp, we climb towards Mera La Pass (5400m). We continue our trek along the rocky and often snow-covered trail at Mera Peak High Camp. Upon reaching the high camp, we set up our camp for an overnight stay and made necessary checkups on health conditions and climbing equipment before the summit.

Day 11

Summit Day; High Camp to Mera Summit (6,476m/21,825ft) and return to Khare. |6-7 Hrs |O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Today is the highlight of the trek as you make the final push to the summit of Mera Peak. We climb early in the morning to reach the summit before noon. Climbing up the glacier and onto a ridge with the help of our gears, we head towards Mera Summit. Upon reaching the top, we can witness an extraordinary view of Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8481m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7861m), and Chamlang (7319m). After taking pictures, we head back to Khare, following the same route. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 12

Khare - Kote (3,600m/11,808ft) |5-6 Hrs | O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

We retrace our steps back towards Kote, passing through the village of Thangnak and entering the dense forests filled with rhododendrons, oak, pine, and birch trees, offering a refreshing environment. As we descend, we can enjoy the serene beauty of the surrounding nature. Overnight at a tented camp.

Day 13

Kote - Thuli Kharka (5,045m/16,547ft) |6-7 Hrs|O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Today’s trek takes us through the dense rhododendron forest towards the western part of the Hinku Valley, leading us to Thuli Kharka. Along the way, we are treated to stunning views of Mera North (6476m), Mera Central (6461m), and Mera South (6065m). The panoramic vistas of these majestic peaks make the trek worthwhile. Overnight at a tented camp.

Day 14

Thuli Kharka - Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) via Zatrwa La pass |6-7 Hrs | O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Leaving Thuli Kharka behind, we approach Lukla, our final destination. We cross the Zartwa La pass, soaking in the breathtaking views of the mountain peaks and landscapes. The descent towards Lukla is equally rewarding, offering a sense of accomplishment as we complete our trek. We stayed overnight at a tented camp in Lukla.

Day 15

Extra day for contingency |O/N at Tented Camp (A, B, L, D)

Today is a contingency day in case of unforeseen circumstances or unfavorable weather conditions. This day also provides an opportunity to explore Lukla and its surroundings. You can use this free time to relax or engage in leisure activities. Overnight at a tented camp.

Day 16

40-Min Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu | O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, B, L, D)

We board a scenic 40-minute flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu, enjoying aerial views of the Himalayas one last time. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will go to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax and explore the vibrant city. Overnight at a 3-star hotel.

Day 17

Rest day in Kathmandu |O/N at 3-Star Hotel (A, B, L, D)

Today is a rest day in Kathmandu, allowing you to unwind after your trek. You can explore the city at your own pace, visit local markets and temples, or relax at a cafe. In the evening, a farewell dinner will be hosted at a local Nepali restaurant, where you can celebrate the successful completion of your summit. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 18

Departure (B)

After breakfast, you will travel to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure flight. As you bid farewell to Nepal, you carry unforgettable memories of your Mera Peak climbing adventure, hoping to return one day for more adventures in the Himalayas.

What To Expect?

What's included

  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car.
  • At least two nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu bed and Breakfast plan
  • Meals on the entire board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the whole trekking
  • Domestic flights (KTM-Lukla-KTM) with all surcharges and airport taxes for guests and guide
  • Trekking map
  • An experienced Government license holder guide
  • Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking
  • Insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • All government taxes and tourist service charges

What's not included

  • Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking
  • Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
  • Drinks (hot, cold, and alcoholic)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc
  • Personal trekking equipment


How many days does Mera Peak take?

Climbing Mera Peak typically takes about 15 to 18 days. This duration includes time for acclimatization, trekking to the base camp, the ascent, and the return journey.

Can you see Everest from Mera Peak?

Yes, you can see Everest from Mera Peak. From the summit of Mera Peak, climbers are rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of five of the world’s highest mountains: Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kangchenjunga.

Can a beginner climb Mera Peak?

Due to its technical nature and high altitude, Mera Peak is not typically recommended for beginners. While it is classified as a trekking peak, it involves glacier travel, ice climbing, and navigating crevasses, requiring basic mountaineering skills and experience. Beginners are advised to gain knowledge on less challenging peaks before attempting Mera Peak.

How much does it cost for hiring guide in Mera Peak?

You’ll need a specialist guide to help you reach the summit of Mera Peak climbing. They’ll train and accompany you on the journey—a two-day climbing guide costs around USD 1880, including wages and equipment.

Is previous climbing experience required for Mera Peak? 

While it is not mandatory, it is highly recommended. Climbers should have experience with high-altitude trekking, glacier travel, and basic mountaineering skills.

What is the best time to climb Mera Peak? 

The best time to climb Mera Peak is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May or the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These months offer stable weather and clear skies, which are ideal for climbing.

How Technical is Mera Peak?

Mera Peak is not considered highly technical. Most of the path is straightforward and suitable for beginners. The final section from Mera High Camp to the summit is more challenging, especially in darkness. Ropes and crampons may be needed, especially after snowfall. Sherpas assist with ropes and safety measures, ensuring a safe climb.

Is altitude sickness a concern on Mera Peak? 

Yes, altitude sickness is a concern on Mera Peak due to the high altitude. Proper acclimatization, hydration, and a gradual ascent are essential to minimize the risk of altitude-related illnesses.

What is the success rate for reaching the summit of Mera Peak? 

The success rate varies depending on individual fitness levels, acclimatization, weather conditions, and other factors. On average, it is around 70-80%.

Are there any age restrictions for climbing Mera Peak? 

While there are no specific age restrictions, climbers should be in good physical condition and able to cope with the demands of high-altitude climbing. It is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before attempting the climb, especially for older climbers.

Is Mera Peak more challenging than Island Peak?

Mera Peak is slightly higher than Island Peak, but Island Peak has more challenging sections, including steep ice climbs and technical points. Mera Peak is safer and more straightforward, making it suitable for beginners or those looking for a less technical climb. Island Peak is more adventurous and better suited for experienced climbers aiming for higher mountains.

Additional Information

The entire Himalayas range remains below the freezing point throughout the year. The average temperature of Mera Peak is -5 degrees Celsius in the daytime and -12 degrees Celsius at night. Snowfall is quite regular during the Monsoon and winter seasons, depositing a very thick layer of snow on the rock on Mera Peak summit.


One of the challenges of the Mera Peak climb is its remoteness. As an off-the-beaten-path trek in the Khumbu region, the trail has limited facilities and only a few hotels. After Lobuche, accommodations are primarily in tented camps, and basic amenities like bathing, bathrooms, and charging phones become challenging.

The lack of Wi-Fi and unreliable mobile network coverage at such high altitudes means you will not have a connection to the digital world. For 18 days, you’ll need to adapt to a life devoid of modern comforts and luxury, fully immersing yourself in the rugged and raw beauty of the Himalayas.

Mera peak Temperature

The temperature at Mera Peak varies significantly with the seasons. July is the warmest month, with temperatures reaching around 6 degrees Celsius. However, frequent rainfall and snowfall can cause the temperature to fluctuate. December and January are the coldest months, with temperatures dropping below -15 degrees Celsius, making the climb particularly challenging.

Spring, specifically March and April, is the peak climbing season. During this time, temperatures hover around -5 degrees Celsius. Despite the cold, the weather is relatively stable, with low chances of rainfall, making it an ideal time for the ascent. September and October also offer favorable climbing conditions, with temperatures around -2 degrees Celsius and generally good weather.

Best Time to Climb Mera Peak

Mera Peak Climbing is mostly done in March, April, and May. This spring season is the most popular time for mountain climbs in Nepal, including Mera Peak, as the weather is relatively stable and the temperatures are more moderate. The spring season brings clearer skies and warmer temperatures. However, due to their popularity, the trails and base camps can be crowded with climbers and trekkers worldwide.

The other favorable period for climbing Mera Peak is during the autumn months of September and October. Like spring, the weather during these months is stable, with clear skies and minimal precipitation. The temperatures are slightly more relaxed than in spring but still manageable for climbers. Autumn also offers spectacular views of the surrounding peaks and landscapes, making it a preferred time for many mountaineers. The post-monsoon clarity provides some of the best vistas of the Himalayan range.

From November onward, the conditions become increasingly challenging as winter sets in. The temperature drops significantly, and by January, it becomes almost impossible to trek or climb Mera Peak due to extreme cold and heavy snowfall. Most trekking agencies do not recommend climbing during the winter months of December, January, and February.

June, July, and August are the monsoon months in Nepal.  The region experiences heavy rainfall, which makes the trails slippery and dangerous. The risk of landslides and flooding is high, and the visibility is often poor due to clouds and rain. Additionally, the higher reaches of the climb can be covered in snow and ice, making it hazardous. For these reasons, Mera Peak climbing is not entirely favorable during the summer monsoon season.

If the goal is to trek to Mera Base Camp, you can do it in any season, albeit with varying difficulty and weather challenges. However, the actual climb to Mera Peak requires stable weather conditions to ensure safety and success. Therefore, the best times for a successful and enjoyable Mera Peak climbing experience are the spring and autumn seasons, when the weather is most favorable.

Mera Peak Altitude/ Elevation

Mera’s peak altitude is 6,376 meters, making it one of Nepal’s tallest trekking peaks. It is situated in the Khumbu region and offers a challenging yet accessible climb for trekkers and climbers looking to summit a Himalayan peak.

Climbing Mera Peak does not require advanced mountaineering skills, making it a popular choice for those seeking an introduction to high-altitude climbing. However, proper acclimatization and physical fitness are still crucial due to the altitude and challenging terrain.

Mera Peak Height

  • Mera Base Camp altitude 5,300m/17,384ft

  • Mera La altitude 5,415m/17,765ft

  • Mera High Camp altitude 5,800m/19,029ft

  • Mera Peak altitude 6,476m/21,247ft

On the third day, you reach Chutanga at 3,050m, and beyond this point, the effects of altitude become more noticeable. Most trekkers begin to feel the impact of altitude sickness from Thagnak at 4,350m. We move deliberately to cope with the increasing altitude, ensuring proper acclimatization. Our Mera Peak climb itinerary includes two rest days, which are crucial for allowing our bodies to adapt to the decreasing oxygen levels. Staying fully hydrated and avoiding dehydrating drinks is essential as you gain elevation.

If you develop altitude sickness during the Mera Peak expedition, our expert Sherpa guides are equipped with extra medications. In more severe cases, we can provide oxygen cylinders and facilitate a descent to a lower altitude. For extreme symptoms, helicopter evacuation will be arranged per your travel insurance. Consider the Everest Three Pass Trek for those seeking an even more challenging experience.

Check Everest Three Pass Trek for a more challenging experience.

Mera Peak Climbing Route

Mera Peak climbing typically spans 18 days, featuring a combination of tented camps and local tea houses. Khare, an essential stop on the route, has been developed as an acclimatization and training hub before the final ascent to the Mera Peak summit. Climbers can stay in tented camps or local tea houses while in Khare.

The journey to Khare begins with a flight to Lukla, followed by a trek that usually takes around five days via Namche, similar to the Everest Short Trek. According to the MyEverestTrip itinerary, it takes six days to reach Khare, including a rest day in Thangnak, to aid acclimatization. After three more days of trekking, the summit of you will reach Mera Peak from Khare.

After a rest day in Khare, the route continues to Mera Base Camp or Mera La for the first night’s stop, followed by a night at High Camp. On the third day, climbers make their final push to the summit of Mera Peak before returning to Khare.

This ensures you adjust to the altitude appropriately, improving your chances of safely reaching the summit. The trek from Khare to Mera Peak offers incredible scenery and a challenging yet fulfilling adventure. As you ascend, the terrain becomes more rugged and isolated, revealing stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu, among other peaks.

Arriving at Mera Base Camp, surrounded by towering ice walls and glaciers, is an achievement. The climb to High Camp tests your endurance as you navigate snowy and icy paths. Summit day is the ultimate challenge, starting before dawn and requiring a strenuous climb. But the payoff is immense—a breathtaking 360-degree view of the Himalayas that makes every step of the journey worth it.


Training for Mera Peak, one of Nepal’s highest trekking peaks at 6,476 meters, requires a comprehensive fitness and acclimatization program to ensure safety and success. To begin with, cardiovascular conditioning is paramount. This involves regular aerobic exercises such as running, cycling, swimming, or brisk walking, ideally for 45-60 minutes, 4-5 times a week. Gradually increasing the intensity and duration of these workouts will help them adapt to the physical demands of high-altitude trekking.

Strength training is equally important as it helps carry a heavy backpack and navigate steep, rugged terrains. Focus on exercises that build core strength and lower and upper body muscles. Squats, lunges, step-ups, deadlifts, and leg presses are excellent for strengthening the legs, while planks, push-ups, and pull-ups help build upper body strength. Incorporating these exercises into your routine 2-3 times a week will enhance your overall stamina and reduce the risk of injuries during the trek.

Given Mera Peak’s altitude, acclimatization is crucial to the training regimen. Incorporating hikes at increasing altitudes before the trek can help your body adapt to lower oxygen levels. If you can access high-altitude environments, hiking or camping at elevations above 3,000 meters can be particularly beneficial. Additionally, practicing breathing techniques and using tools like altitude training masks can help to improve lung capacity and oxygen efficiency.

Lastly, mental preparation is crucial for Mera Peak as this trek is physically and mentally demanding, with long hikes in harsh conditions. Building mental resilience through meditation, visualization, and setting incremental goals helps maintain focus and motivation. Joining group training sessions or a trekking club can boost mental fortitude by sharing experiences and strategies with fellow climbers.

Preparation for Mera Peak Climbing

Preparation for Mera Peak climbing involves physical conditioning, acclimatization, and mental readiness. Start with a robust cardiovascular fitness regime, including running, cycling, swimming, or hiking for 45-60 minutes, 4-5 times a week. Incorporate high-intensity interval training (HIIT) to boost endurance and cardiovascular health.

Strength training is also essential, focusing on core, lower, and upper body muscles. Do exercises like squats, lunges, deadlifts, leg presses, planks, push-ups, and pull-ups 2-3 times a week. Practice with a loaded backpack during hikes to prepare for the weight you’ll carry.

Before the trek, hike to progressively higher elevations to prepare for the low oxygen levels at Mera Peak’s altitude. Acclimatization is critical for high-altitude trekking.

Mental preparation is vital. Build resilience through meditation, visualization, and setting incremental goals. Join group training sessions or a trekking club for additional support and to share strategies with fellow climbers.

Mere Peak Climbing Permits

Climbing Mera Peak requires several permits, including the Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit. These permits are necessary as Mera Peak is located within these protected areas.

The Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and the Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit cost around USD 30 for the nation, excluding SAARC countries. For SAARC countries, it costs around USD 15  and is valid for a single entry. You can get these permits from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or through registered trekking agencies.

In addition to the national park permits, climbers need a climbing permit for Mera Peak. The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) issues the permit, and the costs vary depending on the season.

The climbing permit costs USD 250 per person during the spring and autumn seasons, which is USD 125. The climbing permit costs USD 70 per person during the winter and summer. These permits are valid for 15 days, with an additional fee for each additional day.

Travel Insurance for Mera Peak Climbing

Travel insurance is essential for Mera Peak climbing due to the risks associated with high-altitude trekking and mountaineering. A comprehensive travel insurance policy should cover emergency medical evacuation, including helicopter rescue, which can be costly in remote mountainous regions.

When purchasing travel insurance for Mera Peak climbing, ensure that the policy covers trekking and climbing activities up to the summit height of Mera Peak (6,476 meters). Some insurance companies may have altitude limits for coverage, so checking the policy details carefully is essential. Additionally, the policy should cover emergency evacuation, medical treatment in Nepal, and repatriation to your home country if necessary.

Purchasing travel insurance from a reputable provider with experience in covering high-altitude trekking and mountaineering activities is recommended. Read the policy terms and conditions carefully to understand what is covered and any exclusions that may apply. Having adequate travel insurance provides peace of mind and financial protection in case of unexpected events during your Mera Peak climbing expedition.

Ski-in Mera Peak

Skiing down Mera Peak combines the thrill of high-altitude mountaineering with the excitement of untouched snow, making it ideal for experienced mountaineers and advanced skiers due to its technical and physical challenges. Preparation is vital—acclimatizing to high altitudes, honing your skiing techniques on steep terrain, and ensuring you have the right gear, including high-altitude skis, safety equipment, and proper clothing for extreme conditions.

The ski descent from Mera Peak offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the satisfaction of carving through pristine snowfields.

However, this adventure has risks like crevasses, avalanches, and rapidly changing weather. It’s crucial to have an experienced guide to navigate these dangers. Skiing Mera Peak uniquely blends skiing and mountaineering, offering a challenging, rewarding experience with breathtaking scenery.

Mera Peak Climbing Guides

Mera Peak climbing guides are invaluable for ensuring a safe and successful ascent.  They assist with acclimatization, helping you ascend gradually to minimize the risk of altitude sickness. They are also trained in first aid and emergency procedures, adding an added safety layer.

In addition to safety, guides enhance your overall climbing experience. They manage all logistics, including securing permits, coordinating with porters, and setting up campsites so you can focus solely on the adventure. Whether an experienced climber or a novice, having a guide ensures a well-organized, enriching, and memorable Mera Peak expedition.

Group Size for Mera Peak Climbing

Choosing the right group size for Mera Peak climbing is crucial. Smaller groups of 4 to 6 climbers offer personalized attention, better acclimatization, and quicker decision-making. This allows for more flexibility and more accessible management on the mountain.

Larger groups offer camaraderie and shared experiences, often with more resources like extra guides and porters for enhanced safety and support. However, they can be slower, less flexible, and face more logistical challenges and potential delays.

The ideal group size often depends on personal preferences, the level of support desired, and the specific dynamics of the team. Whether choosing a small, intimate group or a larger, more social one, it’s essential to consider the trade-offs and select a size that aligns with your goals and comfort level for the climb.

Guide for the Mera Peak Climbing

Having a guide for Mera Peak climbing is like having a seasoned mentor by your side. Guides are familiar with the terrain, weather patterns, and potential hazards. And they will help you acclimate, ensuring you ascend gradually to avoid altitude sickness.

But it’s not just about safety—guides enhance the entire experience. Guides for Mera Peak climbing try to enrich your experience by handling logistics, sharing local insights, and offering climbing tips. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned climber, a guide makes the journey to Mera Peak more organized, informative, and enjoyable.

Why US

MyEverestTrip is a Nepalese Travel and Trekking Agency based in Kathmandu. We have been operating in different trekking regions for over a decade, traveling with hundreds of travelers worldwide.

With the pure intention to bring trekkers to Nepal’s safety and comfort, we have an entire team of travel planners, guides, and porters. We also have connections to hotels and restaurant lines all over Nepal to ensure that our trekkers get the best possible facilities.

So, here is the reason why you should travel with MyEverestTrip.

Customize Your Itinerary:

We have designed a well-planned Itinerary for all travel destinations around Nepal. However, this Itinerary is customizable as per the needs and requests of our trekkers. Just let us know when and how long you are staying so we can arrange the rest.

Our Expert Guide:

Although all travel agencies claim to have a good guide, many are not informed about the place you are traveling to. However, MyEverestTrip has its licensed guide in Nepal. They have been working in this field for over three decades, collecting all the information about the place/ culture and learning to keep the travelers safe. Also, our guide is good at the English language. We can even hire a guide who can speak Chinese and other European languages for trekking in Nepal upon special request.

Fair and reasonable Cost:

MyEverestTrip has been known for its very economic trek packages in Nepal. You can compare the price we offer with any other travel agency in Nepal and only book with us if you are satisfied with our cost. We try to include all needed expenses during the tour so that you will not be overwhelmed with hidden expenses after the packages are booked.

Your safety is our priority:

Obviously, the safety of our trekkers and team is the utmost priority of MyEverestTrip. Our guide and porters who shall accompany you for the trip will have their insurance. We also encourage Travel insurance for our trekkers. Our treks and trips have been so designed that you only walk an appropriate distance. In any case of emergency, you will always have our back.

Responsible and Eco-Friendly

MyEverestTrip operates with the belief in responsible tourism. This includes

  • We are transparent about the services covered on the trip. There shall be no hidden cost (informed in advance if there’s any)
  • We cover all the places promised before the trek (the trend of skipping places once you book the package has to be discouraged).
  • All our guides and porters are above 18yrs. We highly discourage child labor in the tourism industry
  • We do not leave any wastage behind on the trekking routes. We either dispose of the waste appropriately or carry it back with us and send it to the municipality
  • We do not engage in any activities that affect the people in the trek places of Nepal where we stay.


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