Mera Peak is the highest and one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. The summit of Mera Peak offers a panoramic view of Chamlang, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, and Baruntse in the east, and Mt. Cho-Oyu, Ama Dablam and Kangtega in the west. Everest can be viewed to the north over the massive unclimbed south face of Lhotse and the Nuptse/Lhotse ridge.
Mera peak is a much less demanding climb than many other trekking Peaks. You will not need heavy climbing equipment to summit here. Most ascents are achieved with the use only of a main rope, crampons, and ice-axe. Note that in the interests of safety near the summit, all climbers are attached to a fixed rope.
To get to the Mera valley we either fly to Lukla or Phaplu. From Lukla we trek over the Chhatra-la. This involves a steep ascent, which, during late November and early March, requires the use of climbing equipment. The difference in altitude between Lukla and Chhatra-la is about 1800m, and it is not unusual for trekkers to feel the affects of altitude when taking this route.
The route to Mera from Phaplu, on the other hand, is less technically demanding, and also provides a better opportunity to acclimatize. This Phaplu route goes through Taksindu-la (2930), Nunthala, Kharikhola, and Surke-la pass (3085). We also travel through the five holy lakes (Panch Pokhari) and the Hinku valley. In our opinion this is the perfect way to approach the Mera valley and Mera Peak.
We spend two days in the town of Khare, acclimatizing and training our climbers in the use of their equipment. Base camp is at 5400m, and high camp at 5700m.
After we summit we trek back to Lukla, passing over Chhatra-la on the final day.
|01||Arriving KTM and transfer to Hotel||1300m.|
|02||Preparation day of the trip and obtain climbing permit.|
|03||Fly to Phaplu (35m) and trek to Ringmu||2720m.||3-4 hours|
|04||Trek to Kharikhola||2020m.||7-8 hours|
|05||Trek to Panggom||2890m.||3-4 hours|
|06||Trek to Najingdingmo||2650m.||6-7 hours|
|07||Trek to Cholem Kharka||3500m.||6-7 hours|
|09||Trek to Khola Kharka||3300m.||5-6 hours|
|10||Trek to Kothe||3690m.||4-5 hours|
|11||Trek to Thangnak||4356m.||6-7 hours|
|13||Trek to Khare||5000m.||3-4 hours|
|15||Trek to Mera Base Camp||5415m.||3-4 hours|
|16||Trek to High Camp||5700m.||4-5 hours|
|17||Summit Mera peak (6476m) and return to Mera-la||5415m.||10-11hours|
|18||One extra day we may need|
|19||Trek to Kothe||3690m.||4-5 hours|
|20||Trek to Thuli Kharka||4320m.||5-6 hours|
|21||Trek to Lukla||2720||5-6 hours|
|22||Fly back to Kathmandu.|
|24||Departure to Home|
Per person U.S. $3245
Single Supplement (optional single accommodation in KTM) U.S. $100
Trip Deposit U.S. $400
We will provide the technical climbing equipment and camping and cooking equipments.
The Equipments we provide
You will need to supply the following personal equipment. If you do not have the following equipment you can buy or rent when you arrive in Kathmandu.
Personal Equipments List