Mera Peak Climbing is definitely one of the toughest, if not the toughest, activity in the entire Khumbu region. Though many argue that one doesn’t require mountaineering expertise to get to the top of this giant, this isn’t an average trekker’s play either.

What makes this peak difficult to climb is its steepness, the high altitude, and the weather! What also matters is – the skill, the technique and the stamina of the trekker.

However, what we must not forget is that despite its difficulty level, many trekkers have been able to climb it, rather easily, and climbing it is nothing like expedition in a mountain.

Highlights of the Trek

Travel Style: Active

 

Physical Rating: Challenging 

Service Level: Basic

 

Group Size: 1+

 

Max. Altitude: 6461m

 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

 

Overview of Mera Peak Climbing 

The journey to the Mera Peak takes you to an entirely different realm of Khumbu region. Unlike most of the other trekking routes, it doesn’t share its route with the Everest Base Camp Trek. From Lukla, the route heads east and makes its way through villages of Paiya, Chhatra Khola, and finally Thaknak, the nearest settlement to Mera Peak.

After the climbing activities, the route makes its way back west to Lukla, by crossing villages like Khare, Khote, and Thuli Kharka. Despite the differences in the route, the landscape that unfolds during the journey is more or less similar to that of Everest Base Camp Trek.

The settlements, however, are quite distinct, as they have a different feel to it. There are minor similarities in the ways of the people, however, there are dissimilarities too. However, these villages offering amazing experiences to the trekkers from all perspectives.

How hard is Mera Peak?

mera peak climbing mapOne thing that you need to understand about Mera Peak is that despite the fact it is coined as a trekking peak, it’s extremely difficult for an average trekker to climb it, for various reasons. The first reason is that the climb requires the use of basic mountaineering equipment. The second reason is that the surface of the peak is extremely steep and sharp, and not everyone can make their way through it.

The third reason is the altitude and the weather, which is quite extreme in comparison to other lower altitude trekking destinations. And the final reason is habit. Only the trekkers who have amazing stamina, and can breathe the thin air easily can succeed at climbing Mera Peak. As a whole, Mera Peak is regarded as an extremely tough trekking destination which is not to be attempted by an average trekker.

Mera Peak Death Rate

Now, despite the fact that Mera Peak is a steep trekking peak, and that it’s quite difficult to climb, there aren’t any clear records or cases of death or any sort of fatality occurring in terms of the peak. Of course, there may have been injuries, but probably so minor that they never really became a part of any news or official records.

The main reason because of which health issues occur during Mera Peak is altitude sickness. There have been cases to porters suffering from frostbite in the area, but that’s probably because of not using the right kind of wears.

Despite the difficulty level of Mera Peak Trek, quite a few trekkers go for this trek, needless to say, that they are the experts, and also possess a little bit of experience in mountaineering. However, it is not an impossible trek for an average trekker. A couple of treks to challenging trekking destination, a little bit of training and preparation shout be enough for anyone to conquer the peak.

So, if you’re planning to reach the top of this tough cookie, you now know exactly what you need to do. Don’t let its toughness scare you.

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The following is the itinerary for Mera Peak 2019 Trek. Due to the strenuous nature of the trek, the modifications proposed by the trekkers are rarely made, as setting the routine requires careful planning. Also, it is recommended that the trekkers stick to this particular routine. However, you could put forwards your ideas for changes to suit your comfort.

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Day 1 - Kathmandu (1400 m) to Lukla (2860 m) to Paiya (2730 m)

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Day 2 - Paiya to Panggom (2846 m)

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Day 3 - Panggom to Ningsow (2863 m)

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Day 4 - Ningsom to Chhatra Khola (2800 m)

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Day 5 - Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3691 m)

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Day 6 - Kothe to Thaknak (4358 m)

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Day 7 - Thaknak to Khare (5045 m)

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Day 8 - Rest Day at Khare and peak expedition training

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Day 9 - Khare to Mera High Camp (5780 m)

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Day 10 - Mera High Camp to Mera Summit (6461 m) to Khare

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Day 11 - Rest Day at Khare

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Day 12 - Khare to Khote

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Day 13 - Khote to Thuli Kharka (4300 m)

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Day 14 - Thuli Kharka to Zatrwa La Pass (4580 m) to Lukla

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Day 15 - Lukla to Kathmandu

Cost Includes

Airport pick up and drop by private vehicles

Hotel stay in Kathmandu (2 nights)

Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Airfare

Government license holder and the experienced Himalayas guide

Porter to carry  your baggage (1 porter= 2 hikers )

Kathmandu-Lulka-Kathmandu guide Airfare

Full board meals during trekking period  as mentioned in the itinerary

Basis tea house and lodge accommodation during trekking

 All government and local taxes

TIMS (Trekker’s Information  Management System) and Permit for Restricted Area

Basic First Aid Kit

All company service charges and necessary paperwork

Rescue arrangement 

Typical Nepali farewell dinner

Cost Excludes

× Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu

× Travel insurance for trekking

× Nepal entry visa and excess baggage charge

× Tips for Guide and porter (20% of your total spent is normally given as a tip for a guide and porter )

× Wifi, shower, camera and mobile charging cost

× Basic drinks (mineral water, Beer, cane juice, and Hot water )

× Personal shopping

×  Things not mentioned in Cost includes a section

Notes:- Cost is prone to change in itinerary.  So the cost will be recalculated if anything changes.

We are local experts i Nepal. We have a well-designed package and our field staffs are very professional. We have a 100% success rate Even you are a solo hiker. We have designed local food which prevents you from high altitude sickness. Once give us a chance then we will never let you down. We assure you that you can fully trust us and you get the things what you have paid for.

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It is very easy to book the trip with us. At first, we need your Passport photocopy to book everything here for you. And once we got 20% of the total cost in advance through bank or Money transfer then we will confirm your trip with us. A flight detail is optional but you have to provide before 1 week of arrival to pick up.

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You can get all kind of food. You have different choices but personally, I would like to say to eat that local food or our designated food because it prevents you from high altitude sickness.

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It is hard to say that you will have altitude sickness or not because everyone’s body reacts to the altitude differently. In general, most of the trekkers have suffered from normal altitude problem during trek but if anyone highly suppers from altitude problem we manage Helicopter rescue. So be sure before starts trek that your insurance cover Helicopter rescue as well. Otherwise, you have to pay extra for a Helicopter rescue.

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Yes! The Lukla airport is one of the dangerous airports in the world. The runway is tiny and built on a slope with a mountain at one end and a huge drop into a valley at the other..,

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Yes! You can buy a SIM card (Ncell) in Kathmandu before starts trek but the 3G only really works the first and last couples of days of the trek. But you know you could buy wi-fi cards at tea houses which cost 3-6$ for 200mb and the signal is medium.

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Normally we operate this trek around a year but Sept-Nov and Feb-May is a suggested time for trek.

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We are local experts i Nepal. We have a well-designed package and our field staffs are very professional. We have a 100% success rate Even you are a solo hiker. We have designed local food which prevents you from high altitude sickness. Once give us a chance then we will never let you down. We assure you that you can fully trust us and you get the things what you have paid for.

Category: All Trek

It is very easy to book the trip with us. At first, we need your Passport photocopy to book everything here for you. And once we got 20% of the total cost in advance through bank or Money transfer then we will confirm your trip with us. A flight detail is optional but you have to provide before 1 week of arrival to pick up.

Category: All Trek

You can get all kind of food. You have different choices but personally, I would like to say to eat that local food or our designated food because it prevents you from high altitude sickness.

Category: All Trek

It is hard to say that you will have altitude sickness or not because everyone’s body reacts to the altitude differently. In general, most of the trekkers have suffered from normal altitude problem during trek but if anyone highly suppers from altitude problem we manage Helicopter rescue. So be sure before starts trek that your insurance cover Helicopter rescue as well. Otherwise, you have to pay extra for a Helicopter rescue.

Category: All Trek

Yes! The Lukla airport is one of the dangerous airports in the world. The runway is tiny and built on a slope with a mountain at one end and a huge drop into a valley at the other..,

Category: All Trek

Yes! You can buy a SIM card (Ncell) in Kathmandu before starts trek but the 3G only really works the first and last couples of days of the trek. But you know you could buy wi-fi cards at tea houses which cost 3-6$ for 200mb and the signal is medium.

Category: All Trek

Normally we operate this trek around a year but Sept-Nov and Feb-May is a suggested time for trek.

Category: All Trek
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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 4 reviews
May 5, 2019

We did the Mera Peak Trekking as a group of 2 and we were so well looked after from the minute we arrived in Kathmandu. Kisan introduced us to Nepali culture with dinner and dancing. Everything was well planned and he brought us to get everything we needed before the trek including trekking poles and water purification tablets. His patience is wonderful and so was our guide’s. Everything happened at a time that was right for us and we had a brilliant time for that reason because the trek is very difficult and we were so glad to be in good hands 🙂

May 19, 2019

Initial plan was to Imja Tse, however Imja Tse was at the risk of avalanche. So i was informed to try Expedition to Mera Peak instead. The whole trip was enjoyable and perfect as the weather was nice. Nakul and Gapul my guide and porter assisted me alot during the trip.

May 19, 2019

I had a wonderful experience in Nepal thanks to the dedicated team of Everest Thrill. Our stay was confortable and I must say a big thank you to Amir, Sumir, Naqool and our support team of young boys who made this expedition successful.

May 22, 2019

We had a good trekking trip to Mount Everest base camp. The guide did an excellent job. We all were very happy and are thankful to get an agency like EverestThrill.

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