Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak Climbing 19 Days / 18 Nights


Trip Type:
Nepal Peak Climbing

Maximum Altitude:

19 days

Trip Starts:

Trip Ends:


Best Time For Travel:
March to May, October and November

Trip Over View

There are several approaches to Mera Peak base camp besides the easy and normal route which is described below. The normal route for climbing Mera Peak is the North Face Glacier from the Mera La. The base camp can be set up at 5,300m on the Hongu side in the moraine below the ice. Normally, high camp is set at 5,800m near a rocky outcrop on the Mera Glacier. The high camp proves to be one to the spectacular viewpoints in Nepal offering panoramic views of Kanchanjunga, Chamlang, Makalu and Baruntse sweeping around from the east and Amadablam, Cho Oyu and Kangtega to the west. The giant faces of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse appear in the north.


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Flight to Lukla.

Day 02: Trek to Chhutanga (3137m/10407ft).

Day 03: An acclimatization day in Chhutanga.

Day 04: Trek to Thuli Kharka (4401m/14435ft).

Day 05: Trek to Thaksingdingma (3500m/11480ft).

Day 06: Trek to Thagnak (4356m/14260ft).

Day 07: Rest day in Thagnak.

Day 08: Trek to Khare (16724ft).

Day 09: Mera Base Camp (5300m/17384ft).

Day 10: Rest day for acclimatization.

Day 11: Trek to high camp.

Day 12: Today, we attempt the summit

Day 13-18: Retrace your way to Lukla.

Day 19: Flight to Kathmandu.

Day 01: Flight to Lukla
The crews will collect the gear, supplies and arrange porters or pack animals. Today, you will camp at Lukla, the gateway town to Everest Region.

Day 02: Trek to Chhutanga (3137m/10407ft)
The adventure of the Mera Peak trek starts today.

Day 03: An acclimatization day in Chhutanga
It’s important to have an extra day here for proper acclimatization before we continue on ahead.

Day 04: Trek to Thuli Kharka (4401m/14435ft)
Today we climb over Zatrwa La pass where we will enjoy magnificent views of Himalayas. Descend to Thuli Kharka for camping.

Day 05: Trek to Thaksingdingma (3500m/11480ft)
We ascend slowly passing through the dense forests. We find virtually no human settlement on the trail. We arrive at Thaksingdingma (3,500m/58, 828 ft) and arrange camping.

Day 06: Trek to Thagnak (4356m/14260ft)
We walk all day along the side of the mountain on a very narrow trail. The patches of forests on the trail become thinner as we ascend closer to the snow line. We camp at Thagnak.

Day 07: Rest day in Thagnak
It is worth spending an extra day at Thagnak. It is in a superb setting surrounded by stunning peaks including Peak 43 (6769m). There is a huge moraine in the north of Thagnak where a beautiful glacial lake, Sabai Tsho is dammed. It is worth exploring here for the adventure and for acclimatization purpose. Thagnak is also a base camp for climbing the east and north-east sides of Kushum Kanguru.

Day 08: Trek to Khare (16724ft)
We follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Khraka which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines and out to the snout the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to Khare (5099m).

Day 09: Mera Base Camp (5300m/17384ft)
We ascend for three hours and arrive at Mera La (5415m). Normally, the pass will be covered with snow from November to April. Again the views from the pass are spectacular. We descend about 100m towards the Hongu side and set up the base camp (5300m) in the moraine below the ice.

Day 10: Rest day for acclimatization
You can explore around or climb up for a few hours and come back to the Base Camp for the night. You will have a briefing session about the climbing techniques, route, gear, etc. Bear in mind that success of the trip depends on weather conditions, team spirit, co-operation, your physical fitness and mental preparedness. Don’t be disappointed if you could not summit.

Day 11: Trek to high camp
We walk up for 4 hours, set up our high camp and make preparation for the next day to get to the summit.

Day 12: Today, we attempt the summit
Your hard work and patience is rewarded with the magnificent views of Pumori (7161m), Lhotse (8516m) Makalu (8463m), Lobuche (6145m) and Cho Oyu (8201m).

Day 13-18
Retrace your way to Lukla.

Day 19: Flight to Kathmandu
If weather permits, we will board our flight to Kathmandu. Please consider at least a day extra to make connections for your international flight back home.

  • Includes

    • Everest National Park Fee.
    • Certified mountaineering guide.
    • All crews that include Sherpa, Cook, Kitchen aid, porters etc.
    • 3 meals a day in the mountain prepared by Nepali cook.
    • All Camping gears that include sleeping tents, dinning and kitchen tents, foam mattress, toilet tent, shower tent.
    • Crew Insurance.
    • Equipment for Nepali Guide.
    • Mera Peak Permit Fee (USD 350).
    • Portable Altitude Chamber.
    • First Aid Kit.
    • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu airfare.


    • Personal Climbing Gears-Boots, harness, ice-axe, crampons etc.
    • Personal accident insurance.
    • International Airfare.
    • Any extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events.