Mera Peak Expedition

from £2,650.00£2,600.00

Mera Peak, Nepal’s highest trekking peak lies on the edge of the famous Khumbu Region, where it overlooks many of the world’s highest summits, including Mount Everest. Although Mera Peak is at a significant altitude, the climbing is not technical and quite straightforward. This trip is ideal for those looking to venture into Himalayan Mountaineering, who have a good level of fitness and a keen sense of adventure.

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All about the Mera Peak Expedition.

Mera Peak Expedition is the highest of the designated trekking peaks in Nepal. Its altitude rises to 6,461m with amazing views of Himalayan Peak, including five of the world’s 8000 meter peaks: Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse and Cho Oyo from the summit. This makes Mera Peak one of the most sought after trekking peaks in Nepal.

Mera Peak lies in the Mahalangur section in the Makalu Barun National  Park, situated in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal.  There are three main summits of Mera Peak: north (6,476m), central (6,461m) and south (6,065m). Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing were the first people to ascend the Mera Central on 20th May 1953. Trekkers require special permits to enter the Makalu Barun National Park and to climb the peak. EverTrek takes care of this for you.

The Mera Peak expedition begins with an exciting 40-45 min flight to the mountain airstrip of Lukla (one of the most dangerous airstrips in the world). We then walk in through the forest of rhododendron, pine and bamboo, taking a longer, less trodden trail that gradually passes through the beautiful landscape of the Hinku Valley up till the Mera Peak. Throughout the trip we feast our eyes on the most incredible mountain views, sample the Sherpa culture and lifestyle and the surrounding landscape. The trip itinerary is spread across 19 days. One day is set aside for a sightseeing day tour of some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley. This itinerary also allows sufficient time for any reasonably physically fit  person to make a relaxed ascent.

The Mera Peak package includes full board during the trek and breakfast and accommodation before and after the trek, the required permits, licensed and English speaking trekking and climbing guides.

Climbing Mear Peak is physically demanding due to its altitude, but not technically difficult. To avoid extra difficulty, the trip needs to be planned at the right time of the year. Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) are the best times to climb the Mera Peak in terms of weather, visibility and the trails.

Note: As a responsible and professional trekking agency, your safety is our top priority. During the trek, the team leader assigned to your group is the one, who is responsible for your safety. These team leaders are also strictly instructed to follow the provided itinerary. However, in case of unfavorable situations like poor weather, bad health of a group member or unforeseen natural disaster, the team leaders hold every authority to alter the itinerary provided to you. In such a situation, we expect and request you to be flexible and cooperative

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Join us on the Mera Peak Expedition

  • Climb a Himalayan Peak reaching altitude of over 6000m with spine tingling views.
  • Our Team in Nepal have been guiding to Island Peak since 2001.
  • You stay in comfortable lodges (or “Tea Houses”) on the trek and looked after by our finest cooks whilst camping
  • We take special care of our porters & guides. They are probably the best equipped in Nepal.
  • Your kit bag is carried for you, so you only need carry a day pack
  • Prices include all permits
  • You can take advantage of our free duffel bag, down jacket and sleeping bag for the trek.

Experience Required

The Mera Peak Expedition is a tough and arduous trek and climb. It is meant to be challenging. You must be a fit, regular hillwalker to take part, used to long, consecutive days walking in the British Mountains, preferably in Winter. You should have experience of walking steep, boulder-strewn paths where the use of hands has been essential to scramble upwards over rocky steps. Previous experience of Himalayan trekking is preferable, but not essential as long as you are a very regular and committed hill-walker. As this route takes you over remote high passes and a Himalayan peak, experience of having been to 5000-metres before is ideal.

We can forward a detailed equipment list upon booking. However you can also view our Recommended Equipment for this trip »

Over the years, we have gained an incredible amount of experience and expertise in outdoor equipment and clothing. We have applied this to each trip that we offer and recommend what we believe to be the most suitable items for your trip.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

 

  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private vehicle

  • 3 nights accommodation in the excellent Aspara Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Full day guided city tour in a private vehicle
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with traditional, ethnic music and dance
  • Airport transfer for domestic flight
  • Trekking permit and TIMS permit
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek/climb
  • All accommodation whilst on trek/climb (Lodge/Tea house/tent)
  • Fresh fruit after dinner
  • Tea/Coffee
  • 3 days on camp during the climbing
  • One experienced Climbing guide for climbing section & One trekking guide for trekking Section
  • Everest National Park Permit/ trekking & TIMS Card
  • Mera Peak Special Climbing Permit
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local and government taxes
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
  • Duffel bag if required
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International flight to Kathmandu
  • Nepal arrival visa

  • Meals in the city except breakfast and other mentioned special dinner

  • Personal expenses including mineral water, and alcoholic drinks and beverages

  • Climbing gear (Climbing rope, ice axe, ice crew and snow bar) We will help you to hire or buy these before or in Kathmandu)
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation

  • Monument entrance fees

  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation

  • Any other extended trips and accommodation

  1. Day1 Day 01: Arrival Day[1300m/4264ft]

    Welcome to Nepal. Today is your first day with the Bucket List family. Our service starts right from the time you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. A complimentary airport transfer along with one of the company representatives will be awaiting your arrival to transfer you to the hotel booked for you  in Kathmandu, from the airport. Later in the evening, a short meeting will be conducted  at our head office, for the briefing regarding the upcoming trek, which will be followed by an introductory session with the guides and the Sherpas and a welcome dinner at one of the finest, local Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu. However, if the flight is delayed, both the meeting and the dinner will be scheduled for the next day. Overnight at a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.

    Meals included: Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Complimentary airport transfer, welcome dinner: typical Nepali food, cultural music and ethnic dance.)

  2. Day2 Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trip preparation

    The Kathmandu Valley itself is a big storehouse of exclusive natural, cultural and historical sites. Therefore, today we set out on a sightseeing tour of some of the major attractions/UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley, after having breakfast. We spend a few hours of the day observing these sites, taking photographs and educating ourselves with the historical and cultural importances of these sites. After the tour, we again conduct a short meeting at the office to finalize the clothing and trekking gears required during the trek. Overnight at a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

    (Highlights of the day: Centuries-old cultural, historical, religious and architectural importances portrayed by the World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square –a historical structure offering architectural wonders, the Pashupatinath Temple – a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, who possesses the power of destruction, Swyambhunath and Boudhanath – a Buddhist Shrine dedicated to Lord Buddha, who is a Light of Asia.

    Optional site: Another World Heritage site ‘the Patan Durbar Square’ along with other historical masterpieces like Mahaboudha Temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple and Kumbeshwor Temple.)

  3. Day3 Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya (Chutok) [2730m/8954ft]:3-4 hrs

    Paiya (Chutok) via Lukla is the destination set for the day. Early in the morning, after breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport to board an early  morning flight to Lukla. After about 40-45 mins scenic flight, the plane will land at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. On reaching the airport, you will be introduced to the remaining crew members, who will be assisting us throughout the trek. By the time the luggage will also be prepared for the porters. Once everything is set, we start our trek. Initially, we head down from Lukla to Surke through the jungle. The trail then continues  through traditional villages, forest of fir, birch, pine and rhododendron, various small streams and hills, before reaching Paiya that presents the splendid views of the peaks. Overnight in a tented camp at Paiya.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: A scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla that presents the beautiful view of the terrain, experience of one of the most dangerous airstrip of the world at Lukla airport, splendid views of Knogde RI, Khatang, Tang Ragi Tu and other peaks above 7 thousand meters, the sights of traditional Sherpa villages, and a pleasant walk through the forest of birch, pine, fir and rhododendron.)

  4. Day4 Day 04: Paiya to Pangkoma [2850m/93,48ft]: 5-6 hrs

    Pangkoma is the destination set for the day. We have our breakfast and leaving Paiya, we walk  down to the wooden bridge that continues on a slippery trail up to Kari La Pass. After crossing the pass, the narrow mountain trail accompanied by the forest of rhododendron and bamboo and the beautiful mountain views of the mountain takes us to the village of Pangkoma. The night will be spent at a lodge in Pangkoma.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Stunning views of the Dudhkoshi River Valley and Dudh Kund Himal, mountain trail accompanied by the forest of rhododendron and bamboo, and the typical Sherpa village of Pangkongma.)

  5. Day5 Day 05: Pangkoma to Nigmsa (Shibuche)[2745m/90,003ft]: 4-5 hrs

    Nigmsa is the destination set for the day. After a good breakfast,  we follow the rocky path that first leads us to the forest of rhododendron and continues through the hills and ridges, past a Mani wall, enjoying the south face of Mera Peak. We then walk down to the village for lunch and continue on a zigzag trail through the forest of pine and rhododendron and descend to get to the destination, Nigmsa. The night will be spent in a tented camp at Nigmsa.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Gripping view of the southern face of Mera Peak and Naulekh Peak from the ridge, pleasant walking environment created by the chirping birds in the forest of pine and rhododendron and the company of Mani wall.)

  6. Day6 Day 06: Nigmsa (Shibuche) to Chetrakhola [3150m/10332ft]: 7-8 hrs

    Chetrakhola is the destination set for the day. After exiting Nigmsa, the trail gets steep and narrow as we pass through the typical mountain trail. The trail gets more complicated as we enter the forest of rhododendron and bamboo and the landslide area to get to the clear stream. As we reach the stream, we walk straight ahead, through the rhododendron forest, where lucky ones can encounter a few wild animals. We then walk down to pass a nice stone cave by the river, make our way through the bamboo forest and continue till Chetrakhola. The night will be spent in a tented camp at Chetrakhola.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Experience of complicated mountain trail, forest of rhododendron and bamboo, stream, sight of a nice stone cave, and the opportunity to spot wild animals.)

  7. Day7 Day 07: Chetrakhola to Kothe [3600m/11808ft]: 6-7 hrs

    Kothe is the destination set for the day. Today early morning chirping birds’ song wake us up, after which  we quickly grab a wonderful breakfast and set off for Kothe. As the walk continues, we reach one of the best vantage points of the Hinku Valley that presents us the grandeur of mother nature. We continue on a narrow trail through the forest of pine and bamboo that shelter mountain wild animals like sloth bear, and jungle cat. After passing Tashing Dingma, we stop for lunch at one of the teahouses on the route and then continue along the ridge of the river all the way up to Kothe. The night will be spent at a lodge in Kothe.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Holy cave lined inside with wood that presents the three elements of Buddha- Padmashambav, Shyakyamuni Boudha and Chhirenji,  beautiful views of Mera Peak- north, central and south and the Hinku Valley, pine and bamboo wooded narrow trail, and the  opportunity to spot a few wild animals like jungle cat and sloth bear.)

  8. Day8 Day 08: Kothe to Tangnang [4,350m/14,270ft]: 3-4 hrs

    Tangnag is the destination set for the day, which is a superb place for enjoying and exploring the views of stunning peaks including Mera North. Tangnag is a summer village with primitive lodges  a few tea houses and is only 3-4 hour away from Kothe. Leaving Kothe, the ascends gradually along the ridge of the Hinku River. We stop for lunch at Gondishung. We then visit a 200 year-old  Lungsumgba Gompa, which is on the way to  Tangnang. We spend some time exploring the monastery. A short walk from the monastery will take us to Tangnag. The night will be spent at a lodge in Tangnag.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Beautiful landscape, and a view of Mera North, a visit to a 200 year old monastery that exhibits a beautiful Mera Peak and a route to Mera peak scripted on a rock and the summer grazing area of Tangnag.) 

  9. Day9 Day 09: Acclimatisation Day: Hiking to Charpate Himal Glacier Day 09: Acclimatization Day: Hiking to Charpate Himal Glacier

    Before heading further, it’s essential to acclimatize. Therefore, the day will be spent doing those activities that will help in the process of acclimatization. For this we hike up to the Charpate Himal Glacier. It will take about three hours to get to this place. The top greets us with magnificent view of Mera North Peak and glacier. After spending some time, we hike down to the camp site at Tangnag. The night will be spent in a tented camp at Tangnag.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Close view of Charpate Himal, which is a holy mountain also worshipped by traditional Sherpas, outstanding view of the Mera North Peak and the glacier.)

  10. Day10 Day 10: Tangnang to Khare [5,045m/16,486ft]: 2-3 hrs

    Khare is the destination set for the day. We now  head east towards Khare, following the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier to a pasture called Dig Kharka. The rugged trail then passes through the lateral moraine up to the snout of Hinku Nup and Shar Glacier. From here onwards, we follow a much steeper trail until we reach the campsite at Khare. Both the trail and the campsite present the unforgettable views of the snow-capped mountains. The night will be spent in a tented camp at Khare.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Heavenly view of Charpate Himal and the north face of Mera Peak, view of Dig glacier and the snout of of Hinku Nup and Shar glacier, experience of rugged, and steep trail.)

  11. Day11 Day 11: Khare to Mera Base Camp [5300m/17,384ft]: 3-4 hrs

    Mera Base Camp is the destination of the day. Today leaving Khare, we march forward following Mera Glacier up to the Mera La Pass. Its an exciting climb and the superb view from the pass is simply rewarding. We make a short descent to set up our camp. Upon reaching the base camp, we have our lunch and set off to attend the ice climbing training provided by the climbing guide. After the training, we spend the rest of the time relaxing and preparing the muscle for the next day’s walk. The night will be spent in a tented camp at the Mera Peak Base Camp.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Challenging rock strewn steep route, Mera Glacier, the magnificent surrounding views  from the  Mera La Pass and exciting ice climbing training class.)

  12. Day12 Day 12: Mera Base Camp to High camp [5,780m/18,958ft]: 4-5 hrs

    The big achievement day is just a day away with today’s ascent to the High Camp of the Mera Peak. Leaving the Base Camp of the Mera Peak, we continue our ascent of the north face of Mera peak to a spectacular porch nestled just below the cairn to set up the high camp before ascending the peak. The trail is rock- strewn for about two hours, which gets a bit risky in case of recent snow due to the presence of a number of crevasses. After setting up the camp at the high camp, we spend the rest of the day  enjoying the sunset view and the heavenly view of the surrounding peaks from the high camp. The night will be spent in a tented camp at the high camp.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Stunning view of the majestic peaks like Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse and the sunset view over these mountains.)

  13. Day13 Day 13: Mera High Camp to Summit[6,461m/21,1907ft] and back to Khare [5045m/16,547ft]: 8-9 hr

    Today is the summit day and is the most awaited day of the entire trip. We start early, at around 2:30 am in the morning, have our breakfast, get ready with crampons and rope and start off towards the peak. After about 4-5 hour walk, we reach the top of the peak that greets us with a grand view of some of the most popular peaks rising above 6 thousand meters. We spend some time taking snaps and hike down to the high camp for lunch and then continue down till Khare. Overnight in a tented camp at Khare.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: The summit and the splendid views of Mt. Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga (over 8,000m) Nuptse, Chamlang, Baruntse (over 7000m), Ama Dablam, Kangtega and other peaks over six thousand, and once in a lifetime view of morning sun rays striking these peaks.)

  14. Day14 Day 14: Reserve Day for Contingency

    Weather in the Himalayas can be a challenge. Sometimes, due to unfavorable weather conditions, we might not be able to summit the peak as per the planned day. Not just the bad weather, but also the health condition of the group member might stand as an obstruction to reach the summit on the planned date as we need to delay the ascend. Therefore, this is spare days is added in the itinerary, if in case we are unable to summit the peak as per the itinerary. If everything goes well, this day can be cut off from the itinerary.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day15 Day 15: Khare to Kothe [3600m/11808ft]: 4-5 hrs

    Kothe is the destination set for the day. After breakfast,  we retrace the path used earlier until we reach Kothe. Once again we get a chance to enjoy the views of the valley, glacier, rocky path, pasture, and the summer settlement before reaching Kothe. On reaching Kothe, we celebrate our success/achievement by enjoying the local wine and food. Overnight at a lodge in Kothe.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Mindstriking views of the valley, glacier, pasture, and peaks and local wine and food.)

  16. Day16 Day 16: Kothe to Thuli Kharka: 5-6 hrs

    Thuli Kharka is the destination set for the day. Leaving the harsh rocky terrain, we now move towards the lush rhododendron, bamboo and pine forest  towards the Thuli Kharka. These vegetations make breathing much easier and the sound of chirping birds makes the walk enjoyable. From Kothe, following the Hinku River ridge, we trek down till Tashing Ongma and then leaving the river ridge we enter the woods and continue until we reach the Thuli Kharka.  We are greeted with a grand view of Mera peak at this place. Overnight at Thuli Kharka.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Eye-catching sight of the Mera Peak-North, Central and South from Thuli Kharka and the forest of Rhododendron, pine and bamboo.)

  17. Day17 Day 17: Thuli Kharka to Lukla: 6-7 hrs

    Lukla is the destination set for the day. About 2 hours upward walk from Thuli Kharka will take us to Zatrwa La Pass. As we traverse the pass, leaving the Makalu Barun National Park behind, we are welcomed with a grand view of Lukla Valley  and some famous peaks of the Khumbu region. We then walk all the way down to Chutanga after which, an easy, straightforward walk will take us to the village of Lukla. This is our last day it the Khumbu region, therefore, we spend some quality time enjoying with the crew member. The night will be spent at a lodge in Lukla.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: Eye-catching views of the Lukla Valley, Cho Oyu, Kongde RI, Nambur Himal, Kusum Kangru and other towering peaks of the Khumbu region, beautiful forest of rhododendron, bamboo and pine and a merry time with the crew members.)

  18. Day18 Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu

    Today is the last day in the Khumbu region, as Kathmandu is the destination set for the day. The flights are scheduled early in the morning. Our Sherpas will carry your luggage to the airport, while other formalities will be taken care by the team leader. Once the plane lands the airport, we will directly board  the plane and fly back to Kathmandu, enjoying the scenic view for about 40-45 minutes. From the airport, we will be escorted to the  hotel in Kathmandu in a private vehicle. The remaining day can either be spent resting at the hotel or exploring the cities of Kathmandu. Around the evening, we meet at our office to  to discuss the trek and the feedback, which will be followed by a farewell dinner at one of the finest local restaurants in Kathmandu. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.

    Meals included: Dinner

    (Highlights of the day: 40-45 mins scenic flight, farewell dinner and a comfortable tourist standard hotel.)

  19. Day19 Day 19: Departure Day

    Today is the last day of your trip in Nepal with Bucket List Adventure Travel. If your flight is scheduled early in the morning, then one of our company representatives will escort you to the airport as per your flight departure time. But, if the flight is scheduled later in the evening, you can go shopping and collect a few mementos or simply hang around shopping areas in Kathmandu.

    However, if you are planning to spend some extra days in Nepal, we can also make arrangements for you to try some other activities.

    (The usual day for a trek/climb: Every day, our guides will come to wake you up at around 7:00-7:30am. In case of special days like summit day, our guides will wake you up early in the morning at around 2-2:30am.  A western breakfast like porridge, oats, toasts, etc. will be served at around 8:00-8:30am. The lunch will be served about 12-1pm. However, the lunch time can also be postponed on request. The dinner will be served at around 8:30-9:00pm. Your accommodation is arranged at a lodge, or also in a tented camp, where we stop for overnight.

    While you are walking, you can also request your guide to slow down and stop at the places where you want to take some snaps. After dinner and before going to bed your team leader will brief you regarding the next day’s schedule.)

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

Accommodation in Kathmandu is at the Apsara Boutique Hotel. This friendly and very spacious hotel lies in the center of trekking city aka Thamel! There is a relaxing spa attached to the hotel to unwind and relax and is perfect for a post trek massage

Along the trek you will stay in comfortable lodges and Tea houses. These do change depending on the time of year you visit but all are on a twin sharing basis unless stated.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Apsara Boutique Hotel

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Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights  
March 24, 2018 - April 11, 2018
Spaces
£2,600.00
£0.00
September 8, 2018 - September 26, 2018
Spaces
£2,600.00
£0.00
March 16, 2019 - April 3, 2019
Spaces
£2,600.00
£0.00