Mera Peak Climb: Highest Trekking Peak in Nepal

Guest House/ Lodge/camping
Peak Climbing
Start / End Point
11 Nights and 12 Days
Max. Altitude
6476 m at the summit of Mera Peak
Meals Included
(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
Group Size
Nature of Trek
Guest house to camping trekking
Best Season
March to May and September to November
Trip Code
Activity Per Day
Approximately 5-6 hours of walking
Domestic Flight Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu

Mera Peak Climb: Highest Trekking Peak in Nepal Overview

Classified as a climbing peak by Nepal Mountain Association (NMA), Mera peak stands at 6476 m altitude and is categorized under the 'top 5' climbing peaks of Nepal. Also, it is the highest climbing peak in Nepal. What distinguishes it from others is that it offers an expansive soul-stirring view of 5 of the tallest mountains in the world such as Mt. Everest, Mt.Kanchanjunga, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, and Mt. Makalu.

The peak lies in the Hinku valley of the Khumbu region so it follows the trails of Everest Base Camp Trek in the beginning. The mountain has three main summits Mera North (6476 m), Mera Central (6461 m), and Mera South (6065 m).

Not only that, the trails follow the remote valleys, villages, and glacial lakes. The trekking routes are filled with lush vegetation and green forests, Rhododendrons. Moreover, the summits are relatively easy and can be easily conquered with minimal prior knowledge of climbing and training.

This peak was brought to light when the legendary climbers Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary ascended the peak as a training routine before ascending the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. After that, the peak began gaining popularity among amateur climbers. The majority of the climbers opt to surmount the trekking peaks partitioned by the NMA as training before going for other high-altitude mountains.

With a golden opportunity to explore the Khumbu region, Sherpa settlements, lush vegetation, Gompas and monasteries, this peak is favoured among climbers and trekkers as they will get an experience of climbing as well as trekking. It is like striking two birds with one stone.

    • A comprehensive and expansive view of 5 of the tallest mountain in the world.
    • Enlisted in the top 5 of the climbing peaks of Nepal.
    • We traverse through the remote valleys of the Hinku and Hongu regions. 
    • The paths are filled with lush vegetation, blooming Rhododendrons, and majestic vistas of panoramic Himalayas.
Best Time to Climb Mera Peak

The best season for Mera Peak is the Spring season ( March to May) and the Autumn Season ( September to November). The Autumn and Spring season provides the optimum weather and temperature for climbing. Similarly, we also have to prioritize the daily weather condition in order to climb the peak. However, a guide is very vital for the expedition. Moreover, the summit to the top is challenging during winter because of the severe cold.

Permits Required for Climbing

The cost of the permit varies according to the season. Such as the climbers must pay US$ 250 per person during the spring season ( March to May), whereas the price plunges to US$ 125 during the Autumn season ( September to November). Also, climbers need to pay just US$ 70 during winter.

Similarly, the climbers are imposed US$ 60 per person as a local area permit fee, Sagarmatha National Park entry fee, and TIMS card fee. A healthy reminder the trekkers require travel insurance for the permits.

How Hard is This Climb?

Before attempting this climb, one must have prior experience trekking to high altitudes such as Everest Base Camp. The climb could be very difficult for beginners as we have to ascend to approximately 6500 m plus height.

Moreover, Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has designated this peak as a trekking peak that can be mounted with the help of crampons and an ice axe. So, the climbers must have knowledge and experience in how to use the gears. Also, they should have a basic idea and training in climbing.

We spend around three days at 5000 m plus altitudes, so the probability of Acute Mountain Sickness (ACM) or altitude sickness is very high. As a result of that, it is very vital to acclimatize well. Furthermore, travel insurance is a must during trekking and climbing, and climbing Mera Peak solo is dangerous and almost impossible.

Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary

After you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will have a free day to prepare all the gear, clothes, and equipment required for the climb.

Mera Peak Climb: Highest Trekking Peak in Nepal Photo

Mera Peak Climb: Highest Trekking Peak in Nepal

  1. day 1

    Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Chutanga

    Highest Altitude 3032 m
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    We take an early morning flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. A 35-minute flight will grant us an alluring and enchanting view of the Himalayas, like Mt. Everest. After landing in Lukla, we continued our journey to a local village called Chutanga and spent the night there.

    On our route, we pass through several small settlements and villages, pine forests, and Rhododendron-filled hills. We have to walk for about 4 hours, so the walk is relatively easy.


    • Overnight stay in a tea house.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  2. day 2

    Trek from Chutanga to Thuli Kharka/ Chatra-La (3900 m) via Zwatra-La Pass (4610 m)

    Highest Altitude 4610 m
    Trek Duration 7-8 hours

    On our second day, we leave very early after having breakfast. The starting part of the trails is relatively easy but gets harder later as we have to climb uphill to reach the Zwatra-La pass at an altitude of 4610 meters. The view from the top is something to behold as the spellbinding views of the Himalayas welcome us.

    After that, we descend downhill to reach Thuli Kharka. En route, we will see many yaks and unique landscapes. The scenery perceived amid the paths will be carved in our memory. Finally, we halted for an overnight stay at a tea house in Thuli Kharka.

    • Overnight stay in a tea house.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  3. day 3

    Trek from Thuli Kharka to Kothe (3680 m)

    Highest Altitude 3680 m
    Trek Duration 4-5 hours

    After an early breakfast, we will walk downhill for 3 hours to reach Thulodhunga. We will have lunch and continue our journey towards Kothe along the shore of the Hinku river. We will spend the night in Kothe.

    • Overnight stay in a tea house.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  4. day 4

    Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4350 m)

    Highest Altitude 4350 m
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    As usual, we will start our expedition after morning breakfast. We will continue the walk along the ridge of the Hinku river until we reach Gondishung. Here, we halt for our lunch. The locals often use this place to graze the herd of cattle during the summer season. After our lunch, we walked further toward Thangnak, where we stayed overnight.

    En route, we will pass through an ancient monastery called Lungsumgba Gompa. The name of the Mera Peak is sculpted, and natives say that the Gompa is around 200 years old.

    • Overnight stay in a tea house

    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  5. day 5

    Trek from Thagnak to Khare (5095 m)

    Highest Altitude 5095 m
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    Like any other day, we start our journey after a quick breakfast. In the beginning, we walk uphill to reach Ding Kharka. The views and landscapes along the path are something to behold. The hypnotizing views of Mt.Charpate and many other peaks will take our breath away. Similarly, from Ding Kharka, our uphill climb starts as we head towards Khare, situated at an altitude of 5095 meters.

    • Overnight stay in a tea house.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  6. day 6

    Acclimatization at Khare

    Highest Altitude 5095 m

    We will take a rest at Khare for acclimatization. As we are reaching 5000 m above altitude, it is of utmost significance to adjust our body and heart at high altitudes. Moreover, we prepare ourselves physically and mentally to mount the Mera Peak. First, we explore the small town and take some advice and suggestions from the local Sherpas regarding climbing.

    After that, our guides will brief us about the usage of gear and tools and even train us. In order to soar up to the Mera Peak, our health should be the prime focus. After the briefing, we will spend the night in a Lodge.

    • Overnight stay in a tea house

    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  7. day 7

    Trek from Khare to High Camp (5780 m)

    Highest Altitude 5780 m
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    After an early breakfast, we ascend towards the High Camp. We will glimpse the astounding Mera Peak along the way, added by some alpine glaciers. For the first time on our journey, we will be embraced by a mind-boggling view of the five tallest mountains in the world Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt.Kanchenjunga (8586 m), Mt. Lhotse (8414 m), Mt.Makalu (8481 m), and Mt.Cho Oyu (8201 m). This is the distinctive trait of this expedition.

    Enjoying and encompassing the unforgettable views along the way, we further hike towards the Mera Peak base camp, sitting at an altitude of 5800 m. From this day onwards, our night will be spent in a tent. We will get an opportunity to gaze at the alluring sunset views.

    • Overnight stay in a tent

    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  8. day 8

    Climbing from Mera Base Camp to the peak (6461 m), back to Khare

    Highest Altitude 6461 m)
    Trek Duration 8 hours

    Today is the summit day we have been waiting and toiling our sweat for as we ascend to the top of the highest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera Peak.

    After a very early breakfast, around 2 in the morning, we ready ourselves and gears for the climb. The climb is non-technical and steep in some places only. We do not have to use the ropes frequently. Before the sunlight hits the peak, we must soar to the top.

    After the climb to Mera Peak (6461 m), we will be welcomed by grand and Majestic views of the high Himalayas. The view is something that words aren't enough. The eyes keep gawking at the exquisite views of the 5 tallest mountains in the world, along with other equally appealing peaks. This is when an individual will feel all their struggle and difficulties vindicated along the way is worth every penny.

    With a proud heart and heavy feelings, we descend towards Mera Base Camp and further towards Khare. We will spend the night here.

    • Overnight stay in a tea house.

    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  9. day 9

    Trek from Khare to Kothe (3680 m)

    Highest Altitude 3680 m
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    As on any typical day, we trace our way back toward Kothe along the same route after breakfast. The achievement demands a grand celebration, so we may savour the local delicacies and even drink locally-produced alcohol.

    • Overnight stay in a tea house

    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  10. day 10

    Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka/ Chatra-La

    Highest Altitude 3900 m
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    After having breakfast, we continue our return journey toward Thuli Kharka. The views and landscapes are the same. We will leave behind a couple of Chortens along the way and stay overnight in Thuli Kharka.

    • Overnight stay in a tea house

    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  11. day 11

    Trek from Thuli Kharka to Lukla

    Trek Duration 6-7 hours

    After an early breakfast, we head back to Lukla village through the Zwatra-La pass set at an altitude of 4600 m. We will get to see amazing mind-blowing views of some of the highest peaks of the Everest region such as Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Number Himal, Kusum Khangru, etc. We will spend our night in Lukla Village.

    • Overnight stay in a tea house

    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  12. day 12

    Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla

    Flight Hours 35 minutes

    After a heartwarming trek and climbing to the beautiful Himalayas, we will catch an early flight to Kathmandu from Lukla. It is just a 35-minute flight, so we have copious amounts of spare time. We may choose to explore the Kathmandu Valley as it has a handful of attractions prepared for visitors.

    • Overnight stay in a hotel

    • Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner


    • Schedule flight tickets for the Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
    • Domestic airport transfers and taxes.
    • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (Climbing Permit, National Park permit, Local Area Permit, and TIMS)
    • All government and local taxes
    • An experienced English-speaking Trekking/expedition Guide (Govt. registered), Cook, and Assistant Climbing Guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
    • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
    • High-quality North Face or Mountain Hardware or similar sleeping tent, kitchen, dining, toilet
    • tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipment during the climb
    • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee during the trek and climb.
    • Safe Drinking water
    • One-hour Trekker's Massage upon completion of the trek
    • All mountain accommodation (Last night private room with independent bathroom/hot showers in Kathmandu.)
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • Company T-Shirt and Broacher
    • Trekking equipment, such as a down-filled sleeping bag and duffel bag
    • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant



  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • $500 deposit for Garbage to NMA ( Fully refunded in condition )
  • Expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, political disturbance, strikes, change in government regulations
  • Personal Climbing Gear ( like Climbing Boot, Crampons, Ice Axe, Jummer, Harness set,Carabineer, Figure 8, Tap Sling )
  • Personal climbing guide, if requested
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)
  • Any packed food and snacks
  • Additional Hot Drinks/Bottled drinks
  • Boiled/mineral water
  • Electronic device re-charge/Hot shower/Wi-Fi
  • Personal nature & Laundry expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Tips and Gratitude to the trekking crew
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the 'Cost Included' section

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