19 days Mera Peak Climbing

Name Mera Peak Climbing/Trekking Hinku Valley and Mera Peak Climbing
Transportation options Private vehicle in Kathmandu & Flight to Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Mera Peak(6470m)
Best Season March-May & September-November
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu Breakfast Lunch and Dinner during Trekking
Accommodation Hotels in Kathmandu Tea Houses in Trekking plus Camping on Climbing part.
Trekking hours Approximately 5-6hr a day
Protected Area Sagarmatha National Park
Major Attractions Mount Everest(8848m),Mount Lhotse(8516m), Mount Cho-Oyu(8188m),Mount Nuptse(7861m),Mount Makalu(8463m),Mount Kanchanjunga(8586m) and a lots of named and unnamed peaks.

Mera peak climbing (6470m) is another popular trekking peak after Island peak that lies on the south-east of popular trekking region of the Everest. Surprisingly as well, the peak has three flanks namely North (6476m) Central (6461m) and South of height (6065m). The moderate mountaineering skill and proper acclimatization should be enough to summit this spectacular peak.

Although claimed to be the highest trekking peak, it is the third highest trekking peak after Chulu East(6584m) and Shigu chuli (6501). This misleading information is probably due to improper mapping between Peak 41 and Mera peak. The peak has a successful summit rate compare to other trekking peaks of Nepal.

The trekking itinerary to Mera Peak climbing is not as popular as other trekking itineraries of Everest region . The straight go and back kind of trekking route makes the trekking region least crowded. However, the trekkers and climbers widely appreciate upon completion of trekking and climbing.

Instead of heading further North from Lukla to Namche we head southwest and turn northeast to Dingma and Chunbu Kharka. Trekking starts in the temperate region of forest birch, juniper, and rhododendron. The trekking gradually takes you to upper temperate, alpine and finally to snowline climatic zone through Hinku valley. Beyond the amazing landscape, the isolation from the outside world has preserved the cultural and traditional aspect of this region intact unlike other trekking regions of Everest.

Mera peak climbing for sure delivers spot on what trekker expects. Upon successful summit, trekker can grasp mindblowing view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga. All of them above 8000m. The trekking and climbing quickly come to end at Lukla after descending thorough beautiful landscapes of  Kothe and Thuli Kharka through Zatrwa-La pass.

However, Mera peak climbing has huge Acute Mountain Sickness ( AMS ) concern on the general trekking itinerary through Zatrwa-La pass (4600m) due to quick altitude gain. We do not recommend itinerary through Zatrwa-La pass for inexperienced climbers and trekkers. Instead, we take another remote trekking route for proper acclimatization. The itinerary is not really flexible for Mera peak climbing except adding or reducing 1/2 days.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 International Arrival in Kathmandu(1300m)
Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu,Permit preparation day, briefing by official executive, handing assignment to guide.
Day 3 Fly to Lukla(2845m) and Trek to Paiyon(2800m)
Day 4 Trek From Paiyon to Pankongma(2900m)
Day 5 Trek from Pangkongma to Nashing Dingma(2600m)
Day 6 Trek from Nashing Dingma to Chalem Kharka(3600m)
Day 7 Trek from Chalem Kharka to Chunbu Kharka(4200m)
Day 8 Trek from Chunbu Kharka to Kothe(3600m)
Day 9 Trek from Kothe to Tangnang(4350m)
Day 10 Trek from Tangnang to Khare(4950m)
Day 11 Acclimatization day in Khare(4950m)
Day 12 Trek from Khare to Mera Base Camp(5300m)
Day 13 Mera Base Camp to High Camp(5780m)
Day 14 Summit Mera Peak(6461m) and descend to Khare(5045m)
Day 15 Trek from Khare to Kothe(3600m)
Day 16 Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka(3440m)
Day 17 Trek from Thuli Kharka to Lukla(2845m) via Zatrwa-La pass(4600m)
Day 18 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu(1300m)
Day 19 International Departure.

Note: This is a standard itinerary proposed for general trekkers which can be modified until then, that do not violate our business ethics and norms. We will always seek verification from our field experts before approving your itinerary.

Detailed Day to Day Itinerary

We will drive you straight to your hotel in private vehicle as soon as you land at Tribhuvan International of Kathmandu. We will give you short briefing on our final agreed program. And if you are the first time traveler in Nepal we will give information about restaurant, ATM, money exchanges and other useful information until we meet for next day.

There are various major cultural historical and religious places around Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur for sightseeing. Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square,Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar square are our top lists. Most of them are listed on UNESCO world heritage sites. Later in the evening we will arrange dinner with your trekking guide so you can know each other and talk about your trekking itineraries.

Flying to Lukla is always a thrill. The 45 mins flight from Kathmandu highly depends upon vulnerable weather. You need a lot of patience to fly to Lukla since most of the time the flights are delayed. As you fly you can see beautiful Himalayan ranges on Northern part. You can take a short tea break in Lukla until your guide finds porters to carry your luggage. Instead of taking common route to Chuthang(that eventually leads Zatrwa-La pass) we trek down to Paiyon to acclimatize properly and avoid AMS. Trekking on beautiful temperate forest and farm fields for about 5hr passing by Surkhe takes you to Paiyon.

The quite and narrow trekking path is mostly used by the local people. You may only see few trekkers along the route. Trekking continues in between upper temperate rhododendron and bamboo forest passing by small local settlements. We climb two ridges Chutok-La(2945m) and Khari-La(3080m) enjoying the Dudhkoshi valley to reach Pangkongma which is approximately 6 hr trek.

Today we climb Pangkongma-La(3170m) ridge and descend to Hinku river. The path gradually heads uphill to northern direction to reach another ridge Surke-La. We officially enter Hinku valley. The vegetation and climatic landscape we follow is much similar to temperate region with forest of oak maple and rhododendron with few terraced cultivating land.

We gradually enter subalpine zone and trek for about 6hr from Nashing Dingma to Chalem Kharka. The trekking becomes even more quite and occasionally see small human settlements making a natural countryside. The open green meadows (Kharka) are seen occasionally with small bush of juniper. Alpine pine and fir trees often breaks the vegetation . The area is considered a suitable habitat for red pandas.

From Chalem kharka we enter alpine region of Nepal. As well trekking gets more demanding on high elevation. The trekking landscape mostly has rocky black cliffs and meadows with small juniper bushes. Chunbu Kharka is open grassland surrounded by towering cliffs. It remains cloudy and cold during the most of the evening time. The region is also popular for Paanch Pokhari (sacred five lakes) where you can make a short hike.

We climb 200m from Kharka and enjoy the spectacular lakes and snowy peaks from the ridge. The trekking is steep down between rhododendron forests till we reach river bank. The wide and open Hinku valley looks magnificent. Trekking by the river bank and soon crossing the river we climb gentle up to reach Kothe.We actually dropped altitude of approximately 600 from Chunbu Kharka to reach Kothe.

Today the trekking path joins with other trekkers who started their journey through Zatrwa-La pass(4600m) .The trekking path from Kothe is easy and gentle mostly by the bank of Hinku river. We head further north of the valley. On clear day you may see Kusum kanguru(6367m) on your left side and glimpse of Mera peak as well. Approximate 6 hr walk from Kothe and you are at open flat meadow of Tagnag.Tagnag is surrounded by cliffs around you.

The trekking is generally gentle climb although you encounter few number of short and steep climbs. The trekking pace gradually decreases as you gain altitude. Passing by the Ding glacier on other side you descend down to pasture land Ding Kharka surrounded by unnamed snow capped peaks. The trekking continues further North to Khare with nice view of Mera North (6476m) and Hinku glacier .Here we prepare for final approach to Mera Peak.

In order to adopt our body with new environment ,humidity,temperature and altitude it is highly important to acclimatize yourself. And above all we are trying to conquer Mera Peak which requires few more preparation. You will hike around Mera Peak Base Camp to amplify your acclimatization and return back to Khare . Besides that climbing guide will also explain technical difficulties on climbing Mera Peak. The climbing guide will inspect your climbing gear for final time.

We trek on snowy and rocky path below the section of Hinku glacier to reach base camp which normally takes 4 hr. The landscape around the region surely activates adrenaline .Upon arrival on base camp we use our climbing gear for the first time and try our attempt towards the high camp.It is as an exercise which is beneficial for acclimatization. As well the first encounter with the peak eases the following day for climbing High Camp. We return base camp and spend overnight at tent.

Though technically not difficult, Mera Peak can be dangerous due to numerous crevasses while climbing to High Camp. Though summit looks nearby, the altitude makes all the difference on your pace. We set High camp at the Northern slope of the peak at the height of 5700m by the side of boulder. From here we can still see some major mountains and peaks like Mount Everest, Cho oyu, Makalu,Baruntse. The night can be awful at this altitude to spend night on tent.

We start around 2 am in the morning to avoid the bad weather and climb remaining 700m.The climbing is smooth except the last section of the summit. It is little steeper and requires climbing equipment and skills. When you summit the peak you can see Mount Everest(8848m),Lhotse(8516m),Cho oyu(8210m) Makalu(8463m) Kanchanjunga(8586m) along with Ama Dablam,Baruntse,Nuptse surrounding you. After quick picture session we start descending and trek all the way back to Khare.

We retrace same path down the valley to reach Kothe passing by open meadows small juniper bushes and forest leaving behind isolated landscape. Trekking by the bank of Hinku river enjoying the lively green vegetation and looking back the peak we conquered. We trek 5 hr to reach Kothe.

The first part of trekking starts uphill in between the dense and green forest of birch, rhododendron and juniper. Soon we descend in between shrubs of rhododendron and continue our trekking by the bank of river. The last section of trekking is steep down to reach Thulikharka from where we can still see Mera Peak on clear day.

We gradually climb for 2 hr to reach the top of Zatrwa-La pass(4600m) from Thuli Kharka. Lukla valley looks wonderful from the pass with Numbur Himal ranges on the horizon. We soon descend down to open pasture meadows and enter the rhododendron forest. The landscape becomes more familiar and the path is easy and gentle to reach Lukla. You can enjoy the last trekking dinner with your guide and porter as a tribute to their hard work for making your trekking successful.

A final good bye to Everest trekking region. We take a short flight from Lukla to reach Kathmandu. After refreshment and relaxing in your hotel you can walk around the town to buy some souvenirs for your relatives and friends.

Our office representative will be in your hotel 3 hour prior your flight time to drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport.

what's included?

  • All Airport Transfers.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast.
  • Tea House plus Camping Accommodation during Trekking & Climbing.
  • 3 Meals in Trekking & Climbing with Breakfast Lunch & Dinner.
  • Air and Road transportation as per the agreement made.
  • All the necessary trekking staffs and porters for the Trekking & Climbing including 1 English speaking Trekking guide plus Climbing guide.
  • All the paper works and documents required for the Trekking & Climbing including all the permits.
  • Sleeping Bag.
  • Salary, wages, food, accommodation and transportation of all the Nepalese staffs during Trekking & Climbing.
  • Insurance of all the Nepalese staffs during Trekking & Climbing.
  • First Aid Kit Bag(specially for Nepali staffs).
  • All local taxes and fares.

What's not included?

  • International Flight Fare.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel Insurance (mandatory) of all the clients that needs to cover medical and Helicopter evacuation.
  • Expenses of Personal nature (Laundry bill/Telephone bill/Equipment Charging Bill/Bar bill etc).
  • Expenses incurred due to the unexpected situation (Strike/Natural calamities).
  • Tip to Trekking & Climbing staffs.
  • All Expenses not mentioned on Cost Includes section.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Mera peak climbing

1. What is trekking peak /NMA peak climbing in Nepal?
27 Mountain peaks in between the altitude of 5844m and 6501m that can be climbed with addition of 2-3 days (depending upon the technical requirement) in standard itinerary are known as trekking peaks or NMA peaks.

2. Where is Mera Peak (6470m)?
Mera peak (6470m) lies at south of Everest and dominates the Hinku valley a less popular trekking region of Everest.

3. How can I go to Mera Peak climbing (6470m)?
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and start your trekking the same day following east north direction to Hinku valley to reach the base camp of Mera peak.

4. Why Mera peak (6470m) is less than popular?
Mera Peak(6470m) climbing is less than popular. Although it is easy to summit the peak but the trekking itinerary is not as much as popular to peak. It remains less crowded during the peak season as well.

5. What kind of weather and temperature can I expect during trekking and climbing of Mera peak (6470)?
The weather and temperature is highly unpredictable on mountain but generally during March April May (spring) and September October November (autumn) you can expect clear and warm day while evening will be cloudy and cold. The temperature is freezing in morning and evening in upper trekking region while lower region has tolerable cold.

6. What equipments or mountain gears do I need to climb Mera peak (6470m)?
For trekking good pair of trekking boots, thermal wear, fleece jacket, Down jacket, light weight wind cheater, trekking pants and shorts, long sleeve and short sleeves T-shirts, rug sack or duffle bag, personal day bag, gloves, enough pair of socks, sunglasses, headlight, woolen beanie caps, water bottle, personal toiletries , gadgets and books depending on number of days .

For climbing you can hire most of the climbing equipments in Nepal if you don’t have. However you need Crampons, Ice axe, Tape slings, Harness, Ice Hammer, Ice screw, Karabiners, Ascender, Descender, Plastic climbing boots, Helmet, Snow bar, Rope.

7. I am amateur climber in Nepal, is this peak suitable for me?
Yes being moderate technical trekking peak we recommend the Mera peak for amateur climbers under our strict guidelines and itineraries.

8. How flexible is Mera peak (6470m) climbing itinerary?
The trekking and climbing itinerary for Mera peak (6470m) is not really flexible since it is straight go and back kind of itinerary however there is always room to add or reduce 1-2 days on standard itinerary.

9. What if I finish trekking/climbing before schedule date?
We strongly advise you to follow the agreed final itinerary since we do not refund the trekking and climbing money. But somehow if you finish earlier we will always try our best to adjust the reservation of your accommodation and flight but cannot be guaranteed.

10. What permits and documents do I need to climb Mera peak (6470m)?
Mera peak climbing permit issued by NMA, National park fee (Np fee ) and Pasang Lahmu VDC local tax is required to trek and climb on this region.

11. What kind of food and Room can I expect during trekking and climbing?
Generally the food is fresh, tasty and can choose wide range of dishes from menu cooked by moderately professional cooks in tea houses while in base camp we assign our experienced cooking staffs. You will get comfortable and clean common twin bed room throughout the trekking however the region is still less busy and isolated for luxury that you get on other part of Everest region . In base camp we provide you good climbing tents.

12. What about drinking water during trekking/climbing?
Plastic water bottle are available in tea houses but it is highly recommended to avoid plastic bottles and use boil water instead, as well you may buy high grade water purification tablets on your home country or in Nepal.

13. What can I expect from Nepali staff?
Guide speaks good English so there will be no any problem for communication.While porter might or might not speak English but you can always speak with your guide to know more about the porter. We also assign experience climbing guide for successful accent of the peak. Nepalese trekking staffs are friendly and responsible with good sense of humor so you can open up for any conversation you like.

14. Do I need to buy Medical and evacuation Insurance?
Yes this is mandatory. You can purchase the insurance policy on your home country or we can assist you to buy the policy in Nepal.

15. Do I need special vaccination or Medical assessment before starting trekking /climbing?
Generally any kind of vaccination is not required. But, if you have long term health problem and under regular surveillance of your doctor it is recommended to consult your doctor. Though we provide basic medicines to our Nepalese staff but for you we advise to bring the general medicine from your own country.

16. Is there risk of Acute Mountain sickness (AMS)?
Yes there is always risk of Acute Mountain Sickness if you choose random trekking itineraries and do not follow the standard itinerary. But we always provide you the best and safe itineraries to avoid this deadly situation.

17. What should I do if I get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?
We are always concerned with your safety. We suggest talking with your guide ASAP and descend to safe altitude. And if the situation doesn’t get any better we evacuate you immediately with helicopter and take you for further medical examination in designated hospitals and clinics.

18. What is the price of Mera peak climbing?
We have provided you various options on our website to know approximate price regarding the trekking and climbing in Nepal; however there is always room to reach final agreement through private emails if there is any and we assure you there will be no any extra cost once we reach the agreement.

You are always welcome to send us private messages for the information that you could not find in this section regarding Mera peak climbing. We will always provide the accurate information within 12 hours upon receiving your messages.


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