Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak (6,461m/ 21,190 ft) is an exciting, scenically stunning mountain becoming popular among trekkers and climbers as it is the highest trekking peak in Nepal in Khumbu (Everest) Valley. Situated on the edge of famous Khumbu Region and dominated by Mt. Everest, climbing Mera peak is an opportunity to... More

Mera Peak (6,461m/ 21,190 ft) is an exciting, scenically stunning mountain becoming popular among trekkers and climbers as it is the highest trekking peak in Nepal in Khumbu (Everest) Valley. Situated on the edge of famous Khumbu Region and dominated by Mt. Everest, climbing Mera peak is an opportunity to all the adventure seekers who are physically fit. Lifting the eyes from Mera and keep on lifting them until, above the clouds, the mighty frieze of the world’s 8000 meter Mountains- Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and many other peaks is an unforgettable experience.
Mera Peak climbing begins following a short and exciting flight to the mountain airstrip of Lukla and after continuous trek for days through the high and lovely valleys you will get to the area of Mera. Although physically very demanding on account of the altitude, the climb on Mera Peak is not technically difficult as ascending snow slopes rarely exceed 40 degrees. The only qualification you need to ascend Mera peak is your excellent physical fitness and an extrovert sense of adventure. Our Mera peak itinerary has been carefully designed to allow gradual acclimatization for the climbers. The walk in initially through the virgin forest of the Hinku Valley is incredibly beautiful and provides excellent acclimatization for the peak itself. Our unrivalled service, professional trekking staff and an experienced climbing guide ensure that your Mera trip will be an lifetime adventure experience in Nepal.

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Highlights

  • Sightseeing in the World Heritage Sites in Kathamdu Valley: Kathmandu/Patan Durbar Square
  • Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa
  • Scenic flight from Lukla
  • Get acquainted with the mountain people and the Himalayan Nature
  • Climb Mera peak 6,461 m/ 21,190 ft
  • Enjoy the Impressive views of the world’s highest snow capped peaks, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Thamserku, and Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Makalu & Mt. Kanchenjunga

Welcome to Nepal! Upon arrival in Kathmandu a travel-to-nature Asia guide/representative will be at the airport to greet and take us to our hotel. Please look out for your name-card once you exit out of arrival area.

Accommodation: Manaslu Hotel

Boudhanath – Pashupatinath

Nepal’s capital Kathmandu is a fascinating blend of old and new and the largest and most cosmopolitan city in Nepal. This morning we visit the colossal Bodhnath (Boudha), which is one of the world’s largest stupas and the most important Buddhist monument outside Tibet. It’s a beautiful worship site where the spinning of prayer wheels, prostrating pilgrims and collective chants are just some of the practices that can be witnessed.

The Stupa is located in the area of ancient trade route to Tibet where Tibetan merchants and offered prayers for many centuries. When refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many decided to live around Bodhnath. Hence, a complete township has developed around Bodhnath and we’ll also visit a monastery where the young monks live and study Tibetan Buddhism.

Next we will visit Pashupatinath (UNESCO Heritage site) – one of most important Hindu pilgrimages in the world and its sacred temple complex on the banks of the holy Bagmati river. Here, monkeys run up and down the steps of the burning ghats (cremation), and trident-bearing Saddhus draped in burnt-orange and saffron sit serenely meditating – when they’re not posing for photos-for-rupees.

At first glance, Pashupatinath might not look that sacred – the temple is just a few hundred meters from the end of the runway at Tribhuvan Airport, overlooking the Bagmati river. However, in religious terms this is a powerhouse of Hindu spiritual energy, and is closely connected to Lord Shiva in the form of Pashupati, the Lord of Animals.

The practice of cremation in Nepal at Pashupatinath dates back to centuries. Arya Ghat, the place where the crematorium lies on the Bagmati river is the largest cremation area in Nepal.

Afternoon is at leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel Manaslu
Meal: Breakfast

Note: We host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trek and climbing. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy.

Swayambhunath – Patan Durbar Square

This morning we start our half-day sightseeing tour first by visiting Swayambhunath, UNESCO site commonly known as the “Monkey Temple” which lies atop forested hill some 3 km from Thamel, tourist hub of Kathmandu, which was built over 2500 years ago. From here we enjoy panoramic views of Kathmandu, stretching out the foothills of the Himalaya.

Our next stop is the nearby city of Patan, a renowned center of Nepalese arts and crafts. Patan was founded in 250AD and became known for producing fine works in copper, bronze and silver. You see many of these treasures on display at the new Patan Museum. If time permits, you head to the nearby Tibetan refugee camp for a demonstration in carpet weaving.

Accommodation: Hotel Manaslu
Meal: Breakfast

Early in the morning our Trekking Guide will pick us up at the hotel and transfer to Kathmandu airport domestic terminal to catch flight to Lukla (2,810 m). The flight duration is approximately 45 minutes. After landing at the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla we refresh with a cup of Masala tea or coffee, meet rest of our the trekking team (porters), then our trekking starts from Lukla to Painyan. We walk on a forest trail, cross a bridge over the Handi Khola and reach Surke Village. From here we continue moving south and cross the Chutok La pass before reaching the small settlement of Paiyan, also known as Chutok. Overnight in Paiyan.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We descend for a while and reach a small bridge. From here the trail is slippery until we cross the Kari La pass. We walk through rhododendron and bamboo forests on a narrow mountain trail. On today’s trip we also get to be in awe of the Dudhkoshi Valley. We continue our trek to Panggom Village whose settlers are dependent on farming and trading. Overnight in Panggom.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We begin our trek after breakfast. After trekking out of Panggom, we cross the Panggom La pass. Then we ascend, walk on a steady path and turn north. We cross Peseng Kharka Khola first then after walking for some time, reach Peeng Kharka Danda. We cross Ningsow Khola (stream) before reaching the Ningsow Village. Overnight in Ningsow.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Ningsow, we climb first then descend for a while and climb some more to reach Ramailo Danda. From here we get extraordinary views of Mera Peak and Salpa. After ascending and descending on our trail, we enter the Makalu Barun National Park. Our trail from here to Chhatra Khola is called Pasang Lhamu trail.

On the way, if we are lucky, we might even come across the elusive Red Panda and many exotic flora & birds, including the rare himalayan pheasants. Overnight in Chhatra Khola.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We walk towards the north on the main trail to Mera Peak. After walking on a trail next to the the Majang Khola, we merge with another trail which moves alongside the Hinku Khola. Our trail moves straight ahead towards Tashing Ongma which has seasonal tea shops. We continue our trek and cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe. Overnight in Kothe.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We continue along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. We take lunch at Gondishung,the summer herders’ settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Beyond Gondishung, we pass a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa, where we can find Mera Peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. A short walk takes us to Thaknak, which is a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops. Overnight in Thaknak.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Thaknak, we follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers, and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, we can see the northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch we can hike in and around Khare. Overnight at Khare.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We have a separate day set aside solely for acclimatization and basic training just to prepare ourselves better for the Mera Peak climb. Our climbing leader will help us polish our basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the best ways to use our climbing gears like the ice axe, harness, ascender climbing boots, and crampons. The training will also include learning the best climbing technique with the rope. Overnight in Khare.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We walk through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail to reach the Mera Peak Base Camp. From here, we continue further through the Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp. Our path is along a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. Then we set up a high camp while enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse. Overnight at Mera High Camp.

Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This is a really important day of this expedition. We wake up around 2 am in the morning for breakfast. It’s going to be very cold in the beginning but soon we warm up as we continue climbing up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. The first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view. At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may use a fixed rope if the climbing leader believes it’s required. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we take in spectacular views of the mighty Himalayas including Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Cho-Oyu (8,210 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,463 m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855 m), Chamlang (7,319 m), Baruntse (7,129 m) and others. Later, we retrace our steps back to the high camp where we rest for a while before descending to Khare. Overnight in Khare.

Accommodation: Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

There is no guarantee that we will have favourable weather on our planned day for the summit. Therefore, this day is set aside as a contingency in case we are unable to summit the Mera on the desired day due to bad weather conditions or any other unanticipated reason. However, if the trip goes smoothly, this day will not be required.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We retrace our steps from Khare to Kothe along the same trail. Overnight in Kothe.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We begin our trek to Thuli Kharka after breakfast. We climb up and descend, cross several tributaries of the Inkhu Khola before reaching a forked trail nearby Taktho. We choose the trail on our right and continue walking. Our trail passes by a Chorten after which we walk downhill on a steep trail. Next, we ascend to Thuli Kharka and pass by another Chorten on the way. Overnight in Thuli Kharka.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we cross the Zatrwa-La Ppass at 4,600. As soon as we cross the pass, we are welcomed by the sight of the beautiful Lukla Valley which is surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and other
Himalayan peaks. From Zatrwa La pass we descend all the way to Chutang and then straight forward to the Lukla village.
Overnight in Lukla.

Accommodation: Lodge/Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu. Depending up how we feel, we cnan take some time to explore Kathmandu’s medieval Backstreets. Discover buildings dating back to the 16th century. Make your way down to Thamel, the main tourist “Hub” in Kathmandu and a great place to dine. Choose one of the many Nepalese or international restaurants — the food is excellent at places like New Orleans Cafe, Rum Doodle and Beer Garden. Enjoy your evening and take plenty of rest to recover from your adventure!

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel Manaslu
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the climbers’ successful summit of the Mera Peak.

Today is at leisure to give your body some much needed rest after a long and strenuous trekking/climbing. Just relax or go for last minute shopping in Thamel (tourist hub).

Accommodation: Hotel Manaslu
Meal: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for your homeward bound flight.

Meal: Breakfast

Included

  • Airport (pick up & drop off) transfers by private tourist vehicle
  • Twin room sharing accommodation in hotel
  • Lodges/Guesthouses accommodation during the trek mostly in twin-share but occasionally in dormitory-style rooms
  • Tented camp accommodation and all meals at High Camp (1 or 2 nights only)
  • Daily breakfast throughout the trip and other meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 1 Licenced Climbing Sherpa throughout the trek
  • Guided tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle and an English speaking city guide
  • Porters to carry your luggage and equipment during the trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff and their return airfares
  • National Park entrance permit
  • Mera Peak Climbing Permits
  • All necessary climbing equipment/Gear
  • Kathmandu- Lukla - Kathmandu flight including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
  • All surface transfer from and to Kathmandu for all sightseeing and excursions
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges

Not Included

  • International flight
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips for trip leader/guide, driver, hotel staff and porters
  • Items of personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, laundry, showers and other unforeseen expenses
  • Items/services not listed in the "included"
  • Extra expenses/payment for 'OPTIONAL’ activities/programs if opted in

Price: US$ 2,195 per person (Twin Sharing | Minimum 4 Travelers)
+US$ 352 Internal airfare (Subject to change without prior notice)

Single Supplement: US$ 275

Your Feedback

    December 3, 2023
    Lia & Max Brus | Mera Peak Climbing | Oct/Nov 2023

    We experienced a trekking trip which we never did before with intensity and challenge in a high level. The overall organization was very good and we will definitely recommend travel-to-nature Asia to our friends. Thank you for the amazing 3 weeks.


    September 11, 2022
    Oskar Skuk

    Danke für die wundervollen Erlebnisse!

    Nach dem Urlaub, zurück in der Heimat, bleibe die vielen beeindruckenden Erlebnisse stehts erhalten und die Gedanken schweifen immer wieder zurück an die vielen unglaublich schönen und beeindruckenden Orte und Erlebnisse. Daraus kann ich Kraft für den Alltag schöpfen und so manche Anstrengung fällt dadurch leichter.

    Das alles so gut funktioniert hat, muss ich Krishna und seinem Team danken. Unsere Reise hat während der Coronapandemie im Frühjahr 2021 stattgefunden. Es gab viele Unsicherheiten, insbesondere änderten sich die Reisebeschränkungen von Tag zu Tag.

    Die Reise war so ausgelegt, dass genügend zusätzliche Tage eingeplant waren damit eine eventuelle Quarantäne oder ein paar Schlechtwettertage die Reise nicht gefährden konnten. Trotzdem, oder gerade deswegen stellte sich bald eine innere Ruhe ein. Man wusste man ist in besten Händen, alle bürokratischen und organisatorischen Hürden werden ohne eigenes Zutun gelöst und man hat die Zeit zum Erleben, eintauchen in die für mich fremde Kultur, erleben der Natur und zum Entspannen.

    Unsere Tour führte uns von den Städten wie Kathmandu und Bhaktapur weiter in die Berge nach Lukla, von wo dann unsere Trekking Tour startet. Von dort geht es durch Urwälder und kleine Dörfer immer weiter in die Höhe bis wir dann am Höhepunkt unserer Tour den Mera Peak besteigen.

    Wie schon erwähnt, es gab genügend Zeit die Natur zu beobachten, zu rasten und zu genießen. Unser Hobby Ornithologie Krishna konnte uns viele seltene Vögel zeigen, interessantes über seine Heimat erzählen und uns diese Kultur näherbringen.

    Auf der Rückfahrt war dann organisatorisches Talent gefragt, in Kathmandu gab es eine Totale Ausgangssperre, wir mussten trotzdem zum Hotel kommen, PCR Tests machen und einige Tage später zum Flughafen kommen. Ich habe mich dabei immer sicher und gut versorgt gefühlt.

    Die Führer der Gruppe sind sehr kompetent, ob als Wanderführer, Bergführer oder aber als Organisatoren. Man fühlt sich zu jeder Zeit in kompetenten Händen.

    Vielen Dank an Alle!

    Oskar

     


    August 23, 2022
    Dwight Curry & Denise Hunter

    Krishna,

    Denise and I wanted to give you our impressions of the trek to Mera Peak.

    This trip was an experience that combined Mountaineering, culture, nature, and most of all, great people.

    Before we started our official trek, we spent several days exploring the history, and culture outside of Kathmandu.  Travel to Nature created an Itinerary, guides, and transportation each day.

    Nepal had just opened up after being shut down by Covid for a year. We were fortunate to experience Nepal when there were very few tourists. The trails were quiet and we were able to have many of the Tea houses to ourselves.  This gave us a chance to spend more time with our Sherpa hosts who were all very friendly and welcomed us where ever we stopped.  Our Guides, Mingma Sherpa and Chirring Sherpa, told us stories of their families as we walked which helped us gain a personal understanding of how people live there. We even met a relative along the trail who treated us like family with generous servings of tea.

    One of the highlights of each leg of the trek was when our host Krishna would walk into each tea house and light the whole room up with an exuberant “woooah!”. His positive energy defined the whole trip.

    Krishna introduced us to the many plants, flowers, birds, monkeys, and almost a red panda. His enthusiasm for the nature that surrounded us on the approach trek made the daily hiking go by, even when it was snowing or the climbs were steep. Along with the natural wonders, we visited Several Buddhist shrines, schools, and monasteries. We got to taste fresh Sherpa cheese made over an open fire. Dancing by a campfire with our porters, guides, the local host, and their family made for a very special evening.

    Once we reached the base of Mera, our guides shifted into mountain mode. They were very professional and made sure we were prepared and confident to be part of a rope team.  We were fortunate to have ideal weather for the peak, and as a result, our whole team summit-ed in good spirits. We enjoyed hanging out on the top taking pictures. We descended back to advance camp where we were greeted with hot food and a chance to rest up before descending all the way back to base camp.

    Denise and I really enjoyed the time we spent with our hosts in Nepal. The trip was rewarding and filled with many experiences that we will remember for the rest of our lives.

    – Dwight Curry & Denise Hunter, Germany

     

     


Hotel Manaslu, Kathmandu

Hotel Manaslu located in the immaculate area of Lazimpat, Kathmandu is a heritage hotel established in 1972. We have kept the proud heritage of Nepal alive throughout its operation by offering unparalleled service and warm hospitality, that defines the values and culture of Nepal. The architecture of our hotel includes many ancient pieces that have been carefully restored and incorporated.

Guesthouse/Lodge

Lodges/guesthouses in the trekking routes of Nepal range from simple buildings made out of stone, mud, and wood, to modern-looking concrete ones depending upon their geographic locations. Bedrooms generally have two single beds (and a table) or several beds in case of a dormitory. Usually, the kitchen and dining are combined into one common room (area).

Alpine Tent

For our high-altitude camping trips, we use high-quality four-season tents that are built to withstand the harsh weather condition of the alpine region. Usually, we use two-person dome tent that can accommodate two adults comfortably. These tents are not only lightweight but easy to set up as well.

Trip Facts

  • Price (USD) From 2,195
  • Duration 20 Days
  • Group Size 4-12 Pax
  • Arrive Kathmandu
  • Depart Kathmandu
  • Trip Level
    very strenuous
  • Activity Climbing
  • Meals 19 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches, 15 Dinners
  • Accommodation 4* Hotel, Lodge/Guesthouse, Alpine Tent

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With every trip, you also support the SWAN and thus projects for Sustainable Community development and Biodiversity protection.

Our primary NGO partner is Social Welfare Association of Nepal (SWAN), with whom we have carried out multiple CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) projects. Besides carrying out regular CSR activities in the areas of education and women empowerment, we have supported relief and rehabilitation initiatives in the aftermath of several natural disasters like earthquake, immediate response to COVID-19 pandemic across Nepal. 

Giving something back to the world is a special and responsible affair of travel-to-nature Asia right from its inception. When you travel with travel-to-nature Asia and SWAN-Nepal, you become an integral force for change in addressing the most pressing social and wildlife conservation issues. Your tourism funds help transform the future of under-privileged and marginalized communities and transform the future of at-risk natural places you travel. Portion of our profit flows to local communities who live with and steward nature, creating jobs and improving livelihoods.

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