Mera Peak Climbing is a popular trekking destination in Nepal, which offers an adventurous journey to the summit of Mera Peak (6,476m/21,246ft), the highest trekking peak in Nepal. The trek takes you through beautiful valleys, remote villages, and high mountain passes, providing an opportunity to experience the traditional Sherpa culture and lifestyle. The trek starts with a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then follows the trail to the beautiful village of Paiya, Pangkongma, and Ningsow. From there, the trail heads towards the Hinku Valley, where the scenery becomes more pristine and isolated. It is an unforgettable adventure that combines stunning scenery, cultural experiences, and a challenging climb to the summit of one of Nepal’s highest trekking peaks.
Ascending to the summit of Mera Peak rewards climbers with an exceptional panoramic view that is nothing short of breathtaking. Standing at an impressive elevation of 6,476 meters (21,247 feet), Mera Peak offers a vantage point that showcases the awe-inspiring beauty of the surrounding Himalayan landscape.
From the summit of Mera Peak, climbers are treated to an expansive 360-degree view that encompasses a stunning array of snow-capped peaks, deep valleys, and vast glaciers. The towering giants of the Himalayas, including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu, dominate the skyline, creating a mesmerizing backdrop.
As the golden rays of the sun cast their hues upon the mountains, the scene becomes even more enchanting. The interplay of light and shadow brings out the intricate details of the jagged peaks, revealing their grandeur in all its glory. The vastness of the Himalayan range unfolds before your eyes, evoking a sense of awe and wonder at the sheer magnitude of nature’s creation.
The panorama extends beyond the mountains, encompassing picturesque valleys and rolling hills dotted with vibrant alpine forests. The verdant landscape contrasts beautifully with the towering white peaks, adding depth and texture to the scene.
The Mera Glacier, with its sprawling icy expanse, is also a prominent feature in the panoramic view. The glistening glaciers and frozen rivers create a captivating mosaic of blues and whites, further enhancing the visual spectacle.
Standing atop Mera Peak, surrounded by this awe-inspiring panorama, is a truly unforgettable experience. It serves as a testament to the indomitable spirit of adventure and the remarkable beauty that the Himalayas hold, leaving an indelible impression on every climber fortunate enough to reach the summit.
Climbing Mera Peak requires a variety of specialized equipment to ensure your safety and success. Here is a list of some of the essential climbing gear you will need:
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day to explore the city or rest.
Today, very early in the morning, we will take a flight toward Lukla from Kathmandu. The flight duration is approximately 30 to 40 minutes, depending on weather conditions and the type of aircraft used. Lukla is the gateway to the Khumbu Valley and is the starting point for many treks. Once you reach, we will explore all around the valley and going to spend overnight here.
Start early in the morning from Lukla to make the most of the daylight hours. The trail involves a significant gain in elevation. Follow the well-marked trail from Lukla, which initially descends before gradually ascending towards Chhutanga. Once you reach Chhutanga, take some time to rest, acclimatize, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
To walk from Chhutanga to Chhatra La Pass, you would need to follow a trekking route that takes you through various villages and beautiful landscapes. The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks and landscapes. We will trek from Chhutanga and head north towards Tuli Kharka. From Tuli Kharka, continue trekking uphill toward the Zatrawala Pass. Descend from Zatrawala Pass and follow the trail that leads to Thame, a picturesque Sherpa village.
From Chhatra La Pass, you will follow a trail that passes through beautiful landscapes, dense forests, and several small Sherpa settlements. The route takes you through places like Chhuthawa, Numthung, Karikhola, Paiya, and Surke, and finally reaches Kothe. Along the way, you will encounter suspension bridges, terraced fields, and rhododendron forests.
Begin your walk by heading north from Kothe. The trail will lead you along the west bank of the Dudh Kosi River. After walking for about 2-3 hours, you will reach Thamserku Base Camp. From Thamserku Base Camp, keep walking north along the trail. You will gradually ascend and cross several small streams. The terrain will become rocky and barren as you approach Thaknak. After approximately 4 to 5 hours of walking, you will reach Thaknak.
From Thaknak, you will head in the northeast direction, following the trail that leads toward the Khumbu Glacier. The trail usually involves a gradual ascent as you pass through beautiful alpine landscapes and rocky terrains. Along the way, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of surrounding peaks like Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Nuptse. As you continue, you will encounter a section where the trail passes over the Khumbu Glacier’s moraine. After crossing the glacial moraine, the trail gradually ascends to the village of Khare.
On the 8th day of this Mera Peak climbing, we will take a rest on Khare. Today, we will visit all around the villages. Khare is a traditional Sherpa village with charming houses, monasteries, and prayer flags. Take a leisurely stroll through the village, interact with the locals, and experience their unique culture and way of life. The village offers stunning views of the surrounding peaks, including Mera Peak, Island Peak, and the mighty Everest.
Follow the trail from Khare, which initially passes through rocky terrain and then ascends through a glacier. As you trek up, you’ll come across several stone cairns and markers that guide the way. The trail continues to climb gradually until you reach a high ridge known as Mera La Pass. Descend from Mera La towards the Hongu Valley. The trail can be steep and slippery, so caution is advised. After descending for a while, you’ll arrive at the site of Mera High Camp.
Wake up early in the morning, typically around 2 to 3 am, to start your summit attempt. The early start allows for better snow conditions and increased chances of reaching the summit. Begin ascending from Mera High Camp, following the ridge towards Mera Peak. The route involves crossing the Mera Glacier. Continue ascending steadily, following the ridge and making your way through the snow and ice. Descend back to Mera High Camp, and from there, you can choose to continue your descent to Khare or spend another night at Khare.
Start early in the morning from Khare and trek to Kothe. The trail descends through rocky paths, forests, and small settlements. It takes around 5-7 hours to reach Kothe, depending on your pace. As you descend from Khare, you’ll enter the Hinku Valley. The trail winds through rocky terrain and occasional forests. You’ll come across a couple of suspension bridges that span across the roaring rivers of the Hinku Valley. On your route, you’ll pass through small Sherpa villages. After crossing the villages, the trail gradually ascends towards Kothe.
Begin by heading northeast from Kothe, following the well-marked trail. After some time, the trail will start to ascend gradually as you make your way toward Thuli Kharka. You will pass through several small streams and cross some suspension bridges along the way. As you continue your ascent, you will be treated to panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
From Thuli Kharka, you will begin your trek by crossing the Chutok La Pass which is also known as Zatrwa La Pass. After descending from Chutok La Pass, you will continue trekking through dense forests and rhododendron-filled trails until you reach the Khari La Pass. The pass provides stunning views of the snow-capped peaks. From Khari La Pass, you will descend to the village of Surke and many other villages before entering Lukla.
To fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, you can take a domestic flight from Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. This flight takes around 30 minutes, and it’s a popular option for travelers who want to save time and avoid the long trek from Lukla to Kathmandu. From the Domestic airport, we will take you to Hotel. And in the evening, you can walk around Thamal Bazaar which is very beautiful at night time.
This will be your last day in Nepal and on this day at the hotel lobby, there will be a guide who is with you in the trekking period. From the hotel, you will drive toward the international airport and see you take off from Nepal and also hope that you will give a chance to serve you again.