1,510 km²




You will stay at the Alpine Hotel and Apartment or similar hotels in Kathmandu, standard teahouses during the trek, and tents while climbing. Most teahouse accommodations have shared toilet facilities. For tent accommodation, a foam mattress will be provided, and toilet facilities will be arranged with necessary natural preservation. In Kathmandu and teahouses, accommodations are on a twin-shared basis, while single tents are provided for the climbing section. A single room in Kathmandu can be arranged for an additional USD 310. However, many teahouses on the trekking route do not allow single room accommodations. Single room accommodations are feasible mainly in the lower elevation trekking areas.

During the trip, you can enjoy Nepali, Tibetan, Indian, and continental cuisines. In Kathmandu, only breakfast is provided, while all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included during the trek and climb. Breakfast and dinner will typically be at the place where you stay the night, and lunch will be taken en route to the next destination. During the climbing session, hygienic and freshly-cooked food will be provided. Additionally, there will be welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu.

 Trip Highlights:
– Enjoy fantastic mountain views
– Meet local people as you travel
– Experience panoramic views of Mera Peak
– Scenic flight and return
– Explore Lukla and Mera High Camp
– Discover Sherpa culture and splendid views


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, complete the customs formalities. Our representative will greet you at the gate and drive you to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the day resting. In the evening, enjoy Nepalese cuisine at a welcome dinner hosted by the Alpine Club of Himalaya. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu for trip preparation

Today is mostly for rest and unpacking. In the afternoon, visit our office where our climbing leaders will check your climbing equipment to ensure everything is in good condition for the journey. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet fellow participants and discuss the trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya

Early in the morning, take a flight to Lukla and begin the trek to Paiya after landing at the Tenzing-Hillary Airport. Walk on a jungle trail, cross a bridge over the Handi Khola, and reach Surke Village. Continue south, cross the Chutok La pass, and arrive at the small settlement of Paiya, also known as Chutok. Overnight in Paiya.

Day 4: Paiya to Panggom

Descend for a while to reach a small bridge. From here, the trail is slippery until we cross the Kari La pass. Walk through rhododendron and bamboo forests on a narrow mountain trail. Today’s trek offers stunning views of the Dudhkoshi Valley. Continue to Panggom Village, where the settlers depend on farming and trading. Overnight in Panggom.

Day 5: Panggom to Ningsow

After breakfast, start trekking from Panggom. Cross the Panggom La pass, then ascend and walk on a steady path heading north. First, cross the Peseng Kharka Khola, and after some time, reach Peeng Kharka Danda. Then, cross the Ningsow Khola (stream) before arriving at Ningsow Village. Overnight in Ningsow.

Day 6: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola

From Ningsow, begin by climbing, then descend for a while before climbing again to reach Ramailo Danda. Here, you’ll be treated to extraordinary views of Mera Peak and Salpa. After traversing both ascents and descents on the trail, you’ll enter the Makalu Barun National Park. The section from here to Chhatra Khola is known as the Pasang Lhamu trail. Along the way, if you’re fortunate, you might even catch a glimpse of the elusive Red Panda. Overnight in Chhatra Khola.

Day 7: Chhatra Khola to Kothe

Begin walking north on the main trail to Mera Peak. Follow a trail next to the Majang Khola until it merges with another trail alongside the Hinku Khola. Continue straight towards Tashing Ongma, where you’ll find seasonal tea shops. Carry on trekking and cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe. Overnight in Kothe.

Day 8: Kothe to Thaknak

We trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola, beneath the imposing presence of Mera Peak. We’ll have lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders’ settlement located on the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Continuing beyond Gondishung, we pass by the 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa, where Mera Peak is inscribed in rock along with its climbing route. After a short walk, we reach Thaknak, a summer grazing area with basic lodges and shops. Overnight in Thaknak.

Day 9: Thaknak to Khare

Leaving Thaknak, we follow the lateral moraine of the Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, offering spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail ascends through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers, then climbs more steeply to Khare. From Khare, you’ll have an incredible view of the northern face of Mera Peak. After lunch, you can hike around Khare. Overnight in Khare.

Day 10: Khare: Acclimatization and pre–climb training

We have a dedicated day for acclimatization and basic training to prepare for the Mera Peak climb. Our climbing leader will help us refine our basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the proper use of climbing gear such as ice axes, harnesses, ascender climbing boots, and crampons. The training will also cover the best climbing techniques using ropes. Overnight in Khare.

Day 11: Khare to Mera High Camp

Walk through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail to reach Mera Peak Base Camp. From there, continue further through the Mera La pass to reach Mera High Camp. The path follows a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed due to the presence of several crevasses. Make your way to the top of the rock band, marked by a large cairn. 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.

Day 12: Mera High Camp to Summit

Today is a crucial day for the expedition. We wake up around 2 am for breakfast. It will be very cold initially, but we will soon warm up as we ascend the glacier and onto a distinctive ridge. The first rays of the sun will cast an amazing red glow on the big peaks. The route remains non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the thinning air. The slope steepens 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 deemed necessary by the climbing leader. The summit is only a few meters away.

From the summit, we will enjoy spectacular views of the mighty Himalayas, including 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. After taking in the breathtaking scenery, we will retrace our steps back to the high camp for a brief rest before descending to Khare. Overnight in Khare.

Day 13: Reserve Day for Contingency

There is no guarantee of favorable weather on our planned summit day. Therefore, this day is set aside as a contingency in case we are unable to summit Mera Peak on the desired day due to bad weather or any other unanticipated reasons. If the trip goes smoothly, this day will not be required.

Day 14: Khare to Kothe

Start trek from Khare to Kothe along the same trail used previously. After reaching Kothe, we celebrate our success by trying out local delicacies and wines. Overnight in Kothe.

Day 15: Kothe to Thuli Kharka

Start 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. This trail passes by a Chorten after which we walk downhill on a steep trail. Next ascend to Thuli Kharka and pass by another Chorten on the way. Overnight in Thuli Kharka.

Day 16: Thuli Kharla to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass

Today we cross the Zatrwa-La pass at 4,600 meters. As soon as we cross the pass, we are greeted by the stunning sight of the Lukla Valley, surrounded by Cho Oyu, Kongde Peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru, and other Himalayan peaks. From the Zatrwa La pass, we descend to Chutang and then continue straight to Lukla village. In the evening, enjoy dinner in the Himalayas of Nepal with our crew. Overnight in Lukla.

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu

Catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can rest or do some souvenir shopping. If you wish to explore other areas of Kathmandu, we can plan that for today. Our guides can assist you with both souvenir shopping and sightseeing. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner to celebrate your successful summit of Mera Peak. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Final Departure

Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! Take some time to exchange emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. Our representative will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home, you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.



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