Trip Highlights

- Highest 'trekking peak' of Nepal for travelers is Mera Peak at an elevation of 6461 meters.

- Witness the mesmerizing view of the Himalayas surrounding the peak including Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu, Mount Cho Oyu, and even Mount Kanchenjunga.

- Fantastic upgrade to the Everest base camp trek showing travelers the hidden side of the Sagarmatha NP.

- Wonderful view of landscape and scenery throughout the journey.

- Perfect adventure to choose that will help you transition from trekking to mountaineering.

- A cultural and spiritual journey passing by the Sherpa Villages and monasteries to reach the Peak.

Cost offer for Group Travelers
Person(s)Price per Person
1 PaxUSD 2500.00
2 PaxesUSD 2250.00
3 PaxesUSD 2200.00
4 - 6 PaxesUSD 2150.00
7 - 12 PaxesUSD 2050.00
13 - 18 PaxesUSD 1950.00

Trip Overview

Mera Peak Climbing: Conquer the Himalayan Summit

Mera Peak Climbing is the ultimate journey for adventure lovers in the Nepalese Himalayas. This 16-day-long peak climbing expedition takes visitors to the summit of the highest 'trekking peak' currently open for travelers in the country, Mera Peak at an elevation of 6461 meters above sea level.

The peak is a hidden gem in eastern Nepal and is often considered the next level for someone who has conquered the world-renowned Everest Base Camp trek. If you are up for the time of your life crossing villages and farmlands and following the trail straight to the heart of the Himalayas, Mera Peak Climbing is a perfect match for you.

The trek to the base camp of Mera Peak starts from Kathmandu. We will land at Lukla the gateway to Everest by a short domestic mountain flight. Leaving the crowded trail behind we will go past Chutunga, Kothe, and iconic Thagnak villages to reach Khare.

We'll acclimatize and prepare to climb the Mera Peak on a rest day here at Khare. We are staying one night in the high camp. We will start the climb to the summit with a majestic view of snow-covered mountains all around us. From the top of the peak, you can have sublime scenery of the magical Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu, Mount Cho Oyu, and even Mount Kanchenjunga. Returning from Mera Peak Climbing, you will find the true joy of travel and adventure in the Nepalese Himalayas.

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Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft) Hotel Thamel Park

After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, clear the customs and our representative from HST will receive you there. We will take a cab from the airport to your hotel. rest for the day and if you have free time left stroll around the Thamel area. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02 Fly to Lukla(2,860m/9,383ft) from Kathmandu(1,350m/4,429ft) Rest and acclimatization 35 min flight B.L.D Lodge

We will meet you at the hotel early today for your flight to Lukla . From Kathmandu, this short flight will take you to the gateway of Everest. Soon after you've taken off, the views of the surrounding landscape and mountains will treat you with delight. Nearing Lukla, you can admire the views of the snow-capped peak once more before landing on the short & thrilling airstrip of Tenzing Hillary Airport. Rest for the day and explore Lukla to acclimatize better. Overnight at a teahouse in Lukla.

Day 03 Trek from Lukla (2,860m/9,383ft) to Chhutanga (3050m/10,007ft) 4 hrs walk B.L.D Lodge

you will have a short walking day today to start the trekking portion for the Mera Peak Climbing. We will trek to Chhutanga from Lukla after breakfast. Enjoy the pleasing view of the surrounding from the trail which will be gradually uphill throughout the day. As a warmup walk, it will be best for you to rest for the day or go on a short exploration hike after reaching Chhutanga. Overnight at a teahouse in Chhutanga.

Day 04 Trek from Chhutanga(3,050m/10,007 to Thuli Kharka (Chatra-la) 3,900m/12,795ft via Zatrawala-Pass(4,610m/15125ft) 7 hrs B.L.D Lodge

Today will be longer and slightly challenging as we ail to reach Thuli Kharka from Chhutanga. The scenic Zatrawala Pass will be the midpoint of the walk and you can enjoy a majestic view of the mountains all around you during the trek. Spend some time in the Pass and take a gradual downhill trail to reach Thuli Kharka in the late afternoon. Overnight at a teahouse in Thuli Kharka.

Day 05 Trek from Thuli kharka(3,900m/ 12,795ft) to Kothe (4095m/13,435ft) 5 hrs B.L.D Lodge

You have another beautiful day today to trek to Kothe from Thuli Kharka. Walking beside the Hinku river your trail goes up and down throughout the day without gaining significant elevation at any section. As you enter the Hinku Valley and near Kothe, you will get the first glances of the Mera peak nearby. Rest for the day after arriving at the small traditional village of Kothe. Overnight at a teahouse in Kothe.

Day 06 Trek from Kothe (4,095m/13,435ft) to Thangnak (4,350m/14,272ft) 4-5 hrs B.L.d Lodge

We will continue to follow the trail beside the Hinku river today to reach Thagnak. The highlight of today will be a short visit to Lungsungba Gompa after Gondisung which is more than 300 years old. Traversing a gradually rising path you will reach a vast Yak pasture as you approach Thangnak. Thangnak also has a trail going towards Gokyo valley and some trekkers like to add an additional day or two to explore that valley.

Day 07 Trek from Thagnak(4,350m/14,272ft) to Khare (5,045m/16552ft) 3-4 hrs B.L.D Lodge

You will walk in the terminal moraine of the Hinku Nub and Shar glaciers for most of today. The trail is not long but is steep and ascends with some tricky sections in Between to reach Khare. As the view of the Mera Peak gets ever so close, you will get past the 5000 meters mark in elevation to arrive at Khare. Overnight at a teahouse in Khare.

Day 08 Acclimatization Day in Khare 2-4 hrs B.L.D Lodge

For better acclimatization, we will rest and do short hikes around the little village today. After breakfast head out to climb the nearby viewpoints and warm up your body. Prepare for a bit challenging couple of days from Khare coming your way. Also, be ready to stay in a camp for some days from now on. Rest for the day after returning from the hikes from Khare. Overnight at a teahouse in Khare.

Day 09 Trek from Khare(5,045m/16,552ft) to High camp (5,780m/18,963ft) 6-7 hrs B.L.D Tent Camp

Trek up to the High Camp today from Khare. In the morning you will climb through a steep section over the Mera glacier to reach the Mera Base Camp. Rest for a while and have your lunch here. a snowy and rocky trail will take you to the top of the Mera pass and straight to the Mera High Camp. your team will set up the cam and prepare for the early ascend to the summit tomorrow. We will also check the weather condition and your oxygen levels to ensure the safety of everyone climbing the peak. Overnight at a camp in Mera High Camp.

Day 10 Summit to Mera Peak(6,461m/21,198ft)) from High camp and descend to Khare 9-10 hrs B..L.D Lodge

Today is the day you've prepared and waited for a long time to reach the summit of the majestic Mera Peak. The ascend starts very early in the morning and we will leave the high camp by 3 am. Your experienced guides will set the footsteps for you to follow as you scale this beautiful peak. Follow the instructions of the guide as there are a couple of tricky sections where you might require proper instructions and ropes for climbing.

After reaching the summit you can have a magical sunrise view of the Himalayas with a clear view of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7,129m) and others. Spend some time here and we will be back at the High Camp. Gathering our items from here we will continue further down to Base Camp and have our lunch. Retracing our steps from here we will reach Khare and rest for the day. Overnight at a teahouse in Khare.

Day 11 Contingency Day for Mera Peak B.L.D Tent

you can't guarantee favorable weather when you are in the Himalayas. We have an extra day prepared for you here just to be assured. You will push for the summit today if the day before had adverse or unsafe climbing conditions. If everything goes well you can have a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu on this extra day

Day 12 Trek to from Khare(5,045m/ 16,552ft) to Kothe( 4,095m/13,435ft) 5 hrs B.L.D Lodge

We will retrace our steps back to Kothe from Khare today. Our lunch stop will be arranged at Thangnak and you can enjoy their trail even more with the successful completion of the trek. Rest for the day after arriving at Kothe in the afternoon. Overnight at a teahouse in Kothe.

Day 13 Trek from Kothe(4095m/13435ft) to Thuli Kharka(3900m/12795ft) 5-6 hrs B.L.D Lodge

We will return to Thuli Kharka from Kothe today. You'll have plenty of time to try some local snacks talk with the locals and enjoy the stops more during the trek back today. Rest for the day after arriving at Thuli Kharka in the afternoon. Overnight at a teahouse in Thuli Kharka

Day 14 Trek from Thulikharka(3900m/12795ft to Lukla(2860/9383ft) via Zatrawala Pass (4610/15125ft) 6-7 hrs B.L.D Lodge

For the last stretch of our Mera Peak Climbing adventure, we will return to Lukla via Zatrawala pass. You will enter the forest trail and enjoy a different landscape once more leading you to our destination today. Enjoy the completion of the trek and treat yourself to some bakeries, bars, massage parlors, and more in Lukla. Rest for the day after arriving at Lukla in the afternoon. Overnight at a teahouse in Lukla.

Day 15 Fly back to Kathmandu(1350m/4429ft) from Lukla (2860m/9383ft) 35 Min B Hotel Thamel Park

You have got a morning return flight from Luka to TIA, Kathmandu. From the plane enjoy one last spectacular view of the Himalayas. We will drive you back to the hotel from the airport. You can explore more of Kathmandu in your spare time today. We will provide you with some key spots to buy some Nepalese souvenirs as well. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu

Day 16 Final Departure 30 min drive Breakfast

Join us for a farewell breakfast today. We'll appreciate your feedback and will hear about your Mera Peak Climbing expedition as well. We'll drive you to the airport for your departure on time. Return home with some memorable and unique adventure of Mera Peak with HST

Cost Inclusion

  • 2 nights Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Tent Accommodation during the climbing Section
  • All the standard meals ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner/The main course) during the trek
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Pick up/Drop off / from /to International & Domestic Airport
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu by flight with airport tax

  • Mera Peak Climbing permit fees
  • Makalu Barun National Park Permit Fee
  • Professional & Government licensed holder English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • Climbing Sherpa during the Climb section
  • Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation, etc
  • Cook and helper at Island Peak Base Camp
  • Sleeping bag ( if needed)
  • Trekking Map
  • First aid kit
  • Seasonal fruits
  • All government and Local Taxes
Trip Map

Trekking Information

The best time to Climb Mera Peak

Post monsoon and early spring periods are the best time to attempt the Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal. These include the months of March, April, May, September, October, and November. You can expect clear weather, fully-functional teahouses, plenty of daylight, and ideal peak climbing conditions in these months. However, off-season climbing is also an option if you are experienced enough. We suggest you do thorough planning and preparation while attempting to complete the Mera Peak Climb during any time of the year.

Lukla flights from Kathmandu

Lukla is the starting point of your Mera Peak Climbing adventure. Your domestic flight to Lukla will most likely be in the morning time from Kathmandu. It will be a short 45 min flight. Leaving the valley, you can enjoy a fantastic view of diverse Nepalese geography topped by an amazing view of the Himalayas. The landing at Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla is Infamous for its short runway and extreme geographic location. You will have a nerve-racking experience while landing here. You'll have a proper introduction to the remote Himalayas from this flight.

Mera Peak Permit Cost

You will need a special permit from the Nepal mountaineering association (NMA) for the Mera Peak Climbing. The cost for this permit by NMA differs according to the season. The general cost for Mera Peak as of 2022 is:

- From March to May USD 250 per person

- September to November USD 125 per person

- December to February/ June to August USD 70 per person

Additionally, you will also require the usual permits to trek in the Everest region and the Sagarmatha National Park. The first permit is to enter the Sagarmatha National Park (SNPP). It will cost you around 34 USD per person and will be valid for the duration of the trek. Similarly, the next permit will be for the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit available at Lukla. It will cost you about 20 USD per person.

Altitude sickness & Acclimatization

Altitude sickness is common for trekkers heading over the 3000 meters (10000 ft) mark in the Himalayas. You will be doing plenty of high-elevation trekking during the Mera Peak Climbing too. We have carefully planned acclimatization days to make sure your body is adapting to the altitude.

Primary symptoms of altitude sickness include headache, nausea, breathlessness, vomiting, and in extreme cases hallucinations and unconsciousness. Make sure you let your guides know if you have any of these symptoms anytime while doing the Mera Peak Climb. Here are some tips to prevent altitude sickness:

- Drink plenty of water. Keep rehydrating at regular intervals. It is best to drink a liter every hour you've walked here.

- Try eating a balanced diet. Avoid too-much salty food and alcohol throughout the climb.

- Get plenty of rest & sleep. Don't push yourself too much while walking. The key is to ascend slowly and gradually.

- Do warm-up hikes and stretching before starting the walk for the day.

- If necessary, take the pills for Altitude sickness by consulting with your guide. If you feel too uncomfortable descend immediately.

Internet Connectivity

The trail has a stable internet connection for the lower region thanks to the Everest Link's Wi-Fi cards. These cards can be purchased at different stops during the trek. However, there will be no internet connection once you are past a certain elevation here. Similarly, mobile network coverage is also only available in the lower regions of the trek. Ask for the availability and additional charge for WIFI while staying in your teahouse during the trail.

Packing checklist for Mera Peak Climbing

Here is a general checklist:

Gears for climbing

  • Helmet
  • Ice Axe with a waist leash
  • Mountaineering Crampons
  • Lightweight Mountaineering Harness
  • Carabiners (2 Screwgate and 2 Snapgate)
  • Ascender/Jumar
  • Prussik /Accessory Cord
  • Gaiters


  • Thermal Base Layers – Tops and Bottoms
  • Heavy Base Layers
  • Trekking Pants
  • Hard-shell pants
  • Down Pant
  • T-shirts – Short and long sleeve
  • Mid Layer Top
  • Insulated Jacket
  • Hard-shell Jacket
  • Double insulated mountaineering boots
  • Hiking boots (Full and waterproof)
  • lightweight shoes for general use
  • Gloves
  • Sunhat and glasses

Other items

  • Small pack (35-40 liters)
  • Waterproof duffel bag
  • Water Bottles with insulation cover
  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamp: 200-300 lumens with spare batteries
  • Power bank/Solar Charger
  • Sleeping Bag

Travel insurance for Mera Peak Climbing

Travel insurance is important for trekking and peak climbing expeditions in Nepal. it is best if your insurance policy covers expenses from personal accidents to medical bills in Nepal. We can link you with some trusted international travel insurance providers if necessary.

Trip Safety

To ensure your safety during the whole duration of the Mera Peak climbing in Nepal, HST will make sure:

- Your guides are licensed, experienced, and knowledgeable about the trek and basic first aid.

- The weather, trail, and climbing conditions are ideal for your climb with minimum risk.

- Balance diet and hygienic stay arrangement for the peak climbing period.

- You have all the necessary equipment and gears for the Mera Peak expedition.

- Your team has operational emergency contact devices like satellite phones.

A Typical day in the mountains


While trekking in the Everest region we will try to have around 6 hours of walk each day to reach our overnight stay. We'll start with a light breakfast at the teahouse pack the bags and hit the trail. Our lunch stop will be somewhere in between and we can also take small breaks during the walk. You can also stop at the teahouses and shops for snacks and tea.After reaching the overnight teahouses, dinner will be served there and you can rest for the day

- Climbing

A typical climbing day will begin very early in the morning. You have two primary reasons for that. First, the weather conditions can get adverse as the day goes on and secondly you can have a fantastic sunrise view while doing so. We will set up a pace and stop at checkpoints for rest and food. After reaching the summit we will spend a brief time there and return to the camp carefully. You will most likely return in the afternoon and rest for the day after a long climbing session. In case of bad weather, we will stay in the camp and attempt the climb the following day.

Being a Responsible Traveler in Nepal

Nepal is a beautiful country and it will always welcome travelers from all around the world.It is your duty to be a responsible traveler while in this country. This means: -

1. Respect the local culture, lifestyle, and tradition. Be polite.

2. Try to reduce your weight space and litter while traveling in Nepal.

3. Have your documents and permits with you and be patient with the checkpoints.

4. Don't break any rules or laws and always be aware of these from your travel companies.

5. Don't disturb the wildlife or vegetation of the places you'll trek in.

6. Don't take anything from the religious/ heritage sites back with you.

Difficulty of Mera Peak Climbing

Mera peak Climbing is not everyone's cup of tea. However, with HST's guidance, you can be assured that the climbing will be fantastic and safe. It is best if you have some trekking and hiking experience before.We can also add mock-up hikes around Kathmandu valley at an additional cost if you want to be familiar with walking in Nepal. As for the climbing experience, a basic knowledge of climbing will be enough. We will provide you with some tips during your orientation session and all you have to do is follow your guide. To sum it up, anyone with average fitness and minimal experience can attempt to do the Mera Peak Climbing with the help of Hillary Steps Trek.

Why Climb with Hillary Step Treks (HST)

* We are experienced. Our team has managed peak climbing expeditions in Nepal like Mera peak for over a decade now.

* Our guides are fluent in English, Nepali, and Local Sherpa dialects. They know the terrain, culture, people, and the Everest region through & through.

* HST will provide you best value services for your money. No hidden cost, every step with HST is transparent and clear. We value our clients over profit any day.

* Your safety is the top priority while trekking with the HST team.

* We go the extra mile to assure you of a complete peak climbing experience in Nepal. HST is your ideal choice for Mera Peak Climbing as well.

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