Trip Overview

Mera Peak is located in the Khumbu region. It is the highest trekking peak in the Sagarmatha Zone and situated in the south of Mt. Everest. The first ascent to Mera Peak was made by J.O.M. Roberts and Sen Tenzing in May 20, 1953. Mera Peak climbing is technically a straightforward ascent. A good panorama of Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Everest can be seen from Mera Peak.

Mera La is the standard route that takes us to the peak. Though taking the route is not much difficult, many trekkers return home due to sickness from the high altitude conditions.

Apart from the standard route, there are several other routes too that take us to the Peak.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
Day 02: In Kathmandu free day preparation for Mera Peak climb with optional tour.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (30 mins flight) with free afternoon in Lukla.
Day 04: Trek to Chutanga 3,430 m -04 hrs walks
Day 05: Trek to Thuli Kharka 4,300 m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Mousum Kharka 3,430 m – 04 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Tag-Nag 4,360 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Rest day for acclimatization.
Day 09: Trek to Khare 5,000 m – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Mera Base Camp 5, 300 m – 04 hrs.
Day 11: Rest and spare day for final preparation to Mera Peak climb
Day 12: Trek and climb to High Camp 5,780 m – 04 hrs
Day 13: Climb Mera Summit 6,461 m / 21, 1907 ft – 08 hrs
Day 14: Reserve and contingency day in case of bad weather condition.
Day 15: Trek to Khothay 3,600 – 06 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Thuli Kharka 4,200 m – 05 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Lukla – 07 hrs.
Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour.
Day 20: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, warmly greeted by our staff and guides for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area, the happening spot in Kathmandu with many fine hotels and restaurants with shopping stores and shops, here our guide will brief you with all information regarding Mera Peak Expedition and Climb.

Evening includes authentic Nepalese dinner in a nice local restaurant with cultural-folk programs to entertain you with delicious meals.

Day 02: In Kathmandu free day preparation for Mera Peak climb with optional tour.
A free and spare day in Kathmandu for Mera Peak Expedition and climb, where you can join in for optional tour (on request) at places of interest around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur world heritage sites.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla 2,820 m (30 mins flights) with afternoon free.
Morning depart from the hotel for fabulous adventure to Mera Peak Expedition and Climb, taking a short scenic flight of 30 mins with sweeping panorama of high peaks including Mt. Everest, as the small aircraft lands at Lukla of above 2,820 m high.

On reaching at Lukla transfer to local lodge and relax with rest of the afternoon free to explore around this Sherpa town with views of Kwangde and Kusum-Khanguru peaks.

Day 04: Trek to Chutanga 3,430 m -04 hrs walks.
Our fantastic adventure to Mera Peak Expedition and climb, leads to first day walk away from busy Lukla Sherpa town on moderate and winding path past farm villages to reach at Chutanga for overnight stop within green surrounding of tall alpine trees with rhododendron-oaks-magnolia and pines.

Day 05: Trek to Thuli Kharka 4,300 m - 06 hrs.
After first night in tents with camping services morning starts with a climb on Kalo Himal ridge line of Nau Lekh high rocky range, separating Khumbu and Hinku valley and heading further east towards Barun and Makalu area, after a tough climb reaching above 4,450 m at Zatrwa Og, and then crossing again Zatrwa-La at 4,600 meters, with views across Dudh Kosi River valley with views of Karyolung and Lumding Himal, and then descend to camp at Thuli Kharka a summer pasture area.

Day 06: Trek to Mousum Kharka 3,430m - 04 hrs.
Morning walk on downhill with views of Peak 43 and Kusum Kanguru peaks, then reaching at Hinku valley on the least trekked areas by other visitors and adventurer offers views of Mera Peak South Face walk continues into dense rhododendron and pine trees forest to a grazing area at Mosum Kharka for overnight camping.

Day 07: Trek to Tag-Nag 4,360 m - 05 hrs.
Adventure continues towards north east on leaving the tree lines, as the trek progress reaching a wide open valley with a grazing land with scattered cattle herders shades at Gondishung 4,350 m near to our overnight stop at Tag-Nag.

Gondishung has 200 years old small Gompa, walk continues for an hour to Tag-Nag for overnight stop, this place with temporary huts and shades with a small lodge and tea house.

Day 08: Rest day at Tag-Nag for acclimatization.
An ideal and perfect place for rest day and as well for acclimatization before walking towards higher areas towards Mera Peak, this place offers several high hills for best views of surrounding mountains and valley.

Day 09: Trek to Khare 5,000m - 05 hrs.
After a nice pleasant overnights with rest day, adventure continues with few ups and downs looking beautiful scenery of surrounding hills, and then over Charpatti Tal (lake) dammed by rocks and moraine, then climb for short period which descend to a large field at Dig Kharka also known as Khare for overnight camp.

Day 10: Trek to Mera Base Camp 5, 300 m - 04 hrs.
Morning walk leads over Mera glacier, and to icy area for a while then descend to reach at Mera Base Camp after a good walk of 4 hours, with afternoon free at leisure.

Day 11: Trek and climb to High camp 5,780 m - 04 hrs
From the base camp with one more camps to make the climb a great success and approachable, as the morning walk follows across Mera la to reach Mera High Camp within tranquil environment, afternoon free with lunch and preparation for next early morning climb on top Mera Peak, while our guides will scout the area for best routes and to make the path much safe with ropes where necessary to safe guard from incidental accidents.

Day 12: Climb to Mera Peak summit at 6,461 m / 21, 1907 ft - 08 hrs
Starting early morning in the pre dawn, the main goal and target of this adventurous trip, walk leads with a serious climb without any technical problem, as this is a straightforward climb one can do it with the help of ski poles, however for safety measures one needs to be well equipped with crampons, ice axe, helmets and positive attitude, after a gruesome climb finally reaching Mera Peak summit top overlooking outstanding views panorama of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho- Oyu all the way to Mt. Kanchenjunga in the eastern horizon and array of  adjoining peaks, after the climb and feeling high descend on the same route and trek all the way to base camp after feeling tired and exhausted but glad to have done this marvelous adventure climb of Mera peak.

Day 13: Reserve day in case of unfavorable weather condition.
We have reserved an extra day as contingency in case of bad and unfavorable weather conditions, if all goes well this spare can be used on the way to Lukla with ample time to enjoy the walks with fabulous views.

Day 15: Trek to Khothey 3,600 m -06 hrs.
From Mera Peak base camp return journey leads to pleasant walks without any problem of altitude gain, although the trail leads you with few ups and downs and then back into green surrounding within rich vegetations and tall trees on reaching at Khotey for overnight stop, a small cattle herder camp and shelter.

Day 16: Trek to Thuli - Kharka 4,200 m - 06 hrs.
Morning walk continues leading into forest then with a steep climb on hills and continue walk on nice grassy meadow on the gradual path to reach our last camp of this trek at Thuli-Kharka.

Day 17: Trek to Lukla - 07 hrs.
Our wonderful adventure leads to a climb on the same route following a gentle path and then climb on top Naulekh and Kalo Himal ridges with views of Dudh Kosi and Kwangde Himal, as the long walk leads you with steep downhill to Chutanga and then back at Lukla, where you can enjoy afternoon relaxing and celebrating the successful adventure on Mera Peak expedition and climb with fellow staff-guides-porters and members on this last night in Khumbu and Everest region.

Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Early morning transfer to Lukla airport known as Tenzing & Hillary airport with its unique airstrip, sometime the flight can delay due to bad weather, as the flight arrives from Kathmandu board on the smaller Twin-Otter or Dornier airplane where a scenic flight brings you at hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city life.

Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour.
We have reserve as contingency and a free day in case of flight delay and cancellation at Lukla due to unpredictable bad weather conditions, on this day you can book for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu as the valley, filled with most of the World Heritage Sites around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities.

Day 20: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your flight homeward bound or to respective destination with wonderful experience on Mera Peak Expedition and climb.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops
  • Accommodation in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Climbing peak permit & other necessary permits (Sagarmatha National Park Permit, TIMS and Climbing Permit),
  • A professional English speaking trained trekking guide and a climbing guide
  • Climbing bonus for Sherpa climbers,
  • Daily wages, insurance, cloth, food, shelter of staffs and porters,
  • Internal Flight Tickets (Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu)
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek
  • Tent/camping accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during trek and climb,
  • Complete camping equipment & all common climbing equipment: snow-bar, ice-screw, ropes, snow shovel,
  • Transport of all food supply & equipment from the trip starting point to the ending point as per itinerary,
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping bag (should be returned after completion of the trip)
  • Trekking bag or duffel bag to keep your things
  • Good quality tents and kitchen equipment for camping
  • Farwell dinner
  • First Aid Medical Kit box
  • Trekking Map
  • Rescue arrangement only (must cover by your travel and rescue insurance)
  • All local and governmental taxes

Cost Excludes

  • International air fare
  • City sights entrance fees.
  • Bar bills & personal expenses.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Emergency rescue charges if necessary.
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge fee, snacks, etc.
  • Personal clothing & gears.
  • Tips to guide and porter.
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control.

Please be noted that the price per person is fixed as stated below. We provide group discounts of 10% for booking of 3 or more than 3 persons. If a group booking of 10 or more than 10 people, then it is subjected to a maximum discount with the availability of free trip for a person. And if your group is much larger, please contact us to negotiate about the discount. By the way, we also provide private and tailor made trip best suited for you.
Note: Start dates are your arrival date in Nepal, whereas, End dates are the returning date from Nepal.

Start Date End Date Price Per Person Status

Private Trip

Considering our clients' wish, we also provide private trip to them by which they can spend their memorable moments without any disturbance.

Tailor Made Trip

Taking this itinerary as base, you can make your own itinerary. You can add your own activities like Kathmandu Sightseeing, Trishuli River Rafting, Bungee Jumping etc.





Choose your date
The above itinerary is a standard info of what we provide. But this trip can be customized  as per your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Note: During the trip, weather condition, transportation, local political factors etc can result in the change of itinerary. Therefore, if such condition occurs during the trip, leader has right to decide the best alternative considering the interest of whole group. However, we do our best to minimize the effects of such thing, but we will not be responsible for the result of changes or delays.

Kathmandu - Lukla Flight Delay

In order to go to Everest Region trek, domestic flight is the primary mode of transport to reach at Lukla. It is fairly included in the trip. Sometimes, domestic flight (Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu) may be delayed due to weather conditions or any technical problems. In case of flight delay, Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition can arrange heli charter to ensure your are on schedule for your internation flight. However, you will be charged additional amount for heli charter which can be directly payable to our office at Kathmandu. The heli charter amount depends on group size. The minimum cost is $500 USD and maximum cost is $3500 USD. We suggest you to come a day earlier before you begin your trek. If you arrive a day earlier, you will have time to rest as well as time to buy trekking equipment. Likewise, having some extra days after you finished you trek is also better because your flight to Kathmandu/Lukla might be delayed due to bad weather and any technical problems.

We believe in Humanity

Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition P. Ltd supports local NGO's and Orphan Foundation in number of ways.:-
Donation:
We donate up to 12% of its annual revenue to local community projects like regular maintenance of government schools, rebuilding of earthquake affected houses etc.
Sponsorship
Sponsorship is one of the major activities to help orphan children. We also help to conduct sponsorship by collaboration with some organizations.
Volunteering Program
Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition organize volunteering programs in several fields like Education, Health, Technology, Agriculture and Cultural Exchange. It is basically targeted into remote and rural areas of Nepal.

FAQs

Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.
In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.
You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.
Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.
Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.
It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.
During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.
Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.
Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.
Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.
There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.
It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.