MAGICAL MIGHTY MERA

Mera Peak

Summit day on Mera Peak opens up views right across the Himalaya
Traversing the glacier summit slopes, climbing roped together on Mera Peak
The approach trek to Mera Peak moves above the forest to allow views of the giant peaks above

Mera Peak is one of the most alluring trekking peaks in Nepal as it involves a culturally stimulating journey through remote picturesque villages and forests, followed by a gentle climb to the summit.

Mera Peak is perhaps best known because it is Nepal’s highest trekking peak and successful summits are rewarded with a spectacular panorama of five 8,000m peaks. 

The climb of Mera comes at the end of a week-long trekking and acclimatisation programme designed to give you the best possible chance of an enjoyable yet successful journey.

The trip initiates in Kathmandu where we make preparations and enjoy the diversity of this ancient city before embarking on a flight into the town of Lukla in the Khumbu Valley, the entrance way to the Everest region.

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  • Ideal first Himalayan climb
  • Challenge yourself at altitude!
  • Nepal’s highest trekking peak

Climbing Ability

Climbing Ability

Beginner

Elevation

Elevation

6,476m/21,246ft

Duration

Duration

24 days

Location

Location

Nepal

MERA PEAK ITINERARY
DAY 1

Arrive in Kathmandu

DAY 2

Gear checks and sightseeing in Kathmandu

DAY 3

Fly to Lukla 2,860m/9,383ft, trek to Paiyu 2,750m/9,020ft

DAY 4

Trek to Panggom 2,800m/9,815ft

DAY 5

Trek to Najing Dingma 2,820m/9,250ft

DAY 6

Cross the Surke La 3,030m/9,940ft and continue to Cholem Kharka 3,550m/11,645ft

DAY 7

Rest Day/Acclimatisation hike

DAY 8

Trek to Khola Kharka 4,200m/13,800ft

DAY 9

Trek to Khote 3,700m/12,140ft

DAY 10
Trek to Tangnag 4,250m/13,940ft
DAY 11
Rest day/Acclimatisation hike
DAY 12

Trek to Mera Base Camp/Khare 4,800m/15,750ft

DAY 13

Acclimatisation and fixed ropes training day

DAY 14

Climb to High Camp 5,800m/19,030ft

DAY 15

Summit bid 6,476m/21,246ft, return to Base Camp 4,800m/15,750ft

DAY 16

Contingency day

DAY 17
Trek to Khote 3,700m/12,140ft
DAY 18
Trek to Thaktor 4,200m/13,800ft
DAY 19
Trek to Thuli Kharka 4,450m/14,600ft
DAY 20

Trek to Chutanga via Zatrwa La Pass 4,600m/15,100ft

DAY 21

Trek to Lukla

DAY 22
Contingency day in Lukla
DAY 23

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

DAY 24

Depart Kathmandu - Trip ends

Interactive Map of Mera Peak

Departures and Pricing

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PREPARE

Fitness

Participants must have good fitness, balance and coordination. A regular training programme must be followed for many months to achieve the level of fitness required. We suggest a programme tailored to mountaineering such as those from the Uphill Athlete.

Technical Experience

This is an entry-level climb for trekkers and novice mountaineers with basic mountaineering skills. We recommend that if you do not already have any mountaineering skills, you attend an introductory mountaineering course like our Alpine Skills Course or Chamonix Introductory Mountaineering Course.

Altitude Experience

No previous altitude experience required.

The approach trek is through lush forest to Mera Peak
Why Adventure Consultants?

Adventure Consultants is renowned for the quality of its service and strategy applied to high altitude expedition climbing. Our reputation is attributed to meticulous planning and experienced logistics coordination. We have a philosophy of investing in every expedition to offer our climbers the best possible chance of success.

We employ strong and specialised Expedition Leaders and Sherpa staff who are recognised as some of the most pre-eminent mountaineers in the industry.

Many operators make statements about their services that are intentionally designed to mislead or avoid addressing important issues. The reality on the mountain is that unless you have a strong and experienced leader with sufficient Sherpa staff in support, the chances of summiting are dramatically reduced. Expeditions that are operated by local staff, with no qualified and experienced western guides, are generally not able to offer you a legitimate level of safety or success. These expeditions have the highest ratio of accident and frostbite injury on trips which may seem cheap at the time when booking but the long term effects make the price difference irrelevant.

The AC approach to making expeditions work for you is reflected in the quality and safety of the expeditions we run along with our consistently high success rate.

Reaching the top of Mera Peak is so satisfying
Inclusions

The price of your trip includes the following:

  • Professional, qualified guides
  • Experienced Sherpa team
  • Helicopter flights Kathmandu-Lukla and return
  • Excellent food and catering
  • Expert logistics
  • Regular dispatches for families and friends to follow your expedition
  • Comprehensive support from our New Zealand office team
The summit slopes of Mera Peak, just waiting to be climbed!

The summit snow slopes of Mera Peak.

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Incredible views to Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse from the summit of Mera

Fantastic views from the summit towards Mounts Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse.

Having fun with your team on the trek to climb Mera Peak

Plenty of photo stops on the week long trek into Mera Peak Base Camp. 

Above the forest, the trek to Mera Peak Basecamp traverses scenic trails

Traversing a hillside high above the forest on the trek into Mera Peak Base Camp.

Our Team
Nawang Chhongba Sherpa
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Regular Mera Peak Climbing Sherpa
Kelly McLaren
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Getting the whole team to the summit of Mera Peak brings much celebration

"If people are serious about safety, hope to experience the optimum for their chosen trip and want to give themselves the best chance to successfully meet their goals, AC is the only choice."

Dale West, Australia
Such a feeling of satisfaction to climb Mera Peak

"Just thank you for an amazing intro and experience to the Himalaya and the start of my mountaineering journey."

Darryl Ryan, Australia
High Camp on Mera Peak is a spectacular location

"Excellent, professional, competent and efficient. Could not have been happier with the whole experience."

Matt Swartz, USA
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