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Mera Peak Climbing 18 Days Trek

Makalu Barun National Park

Mera Peak Climbing 18 Days Trek

Duration :   18 Days 17 Nights
The Price :   $2,456.00
Start Location:   Kathmandu
Age Range :   15-75

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Mera Peak Climbing 18 Days Trek is the most popular peak climbing destination in Nepal. Moreover, it features the tallest (6476 m / 21247 ft) trekking peak in the Mahalangur section (Barun sub-section) of the Solukhumbu region in Nepal. Furthermore, the peak comprises three prime summits: Mera North, 6476 m, Mera Central, 6461 m and Mera South, 6065 m alongside other smaller trekking summits.


The Discovery of Mera Peak

The region was first explored extensively by British expeditions in the early 50s before and after the ascent of Mt. Everest. Members of those teams included Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Eric Shipton and George Lowe. The first ascent of Mera North was by the French climbers Marcel Jolly, G. Baus and L. Honills in 1975.


Trek Route

There are very few optional trekking routes to Mera Peak. However, all the basic routes begin from Lukla. The classic trail then passes through Paiya, Thuli Kharka and to Mera Peak via Mera La Pass. Not only does this route give the climbers a much better taste of the countryside and its people, but it also provides the best acclimatization halts. Moreover, the route slowly increases the trail’s altitude from 2800 m to 4200 m. Additionally, it also minimizes the risk of developing AMS and life threatening conditions such as HAPE and HACE.


Climbing Routes

The standard route from the north involves high-altitude glaciers. The west and south faces of the peak offer more technically difficult routes. In fact, the Mera Peak provides a 360-degree panoramic view of five of the world’s highest mountains. They include Mount Everest (8848 m), Kanchenjunga (8586 m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8485m) and Cho Oyu (8201m) among many other peaks in Khumbu Region.


For most experienced climbers, it is a technically straightforward ascent. However a proper acclimatization is a prerequisite. The same reason makes Mera Peak a very popular destination for guided trips to trekkers with little or no mountaineering experience at all. All climbers are however recommended to partake in preparative fitness and altitude training before attempting an ascent.


Trek Map


Mera Peak


Additional Information on Mera Peak Climb:


Booking Your Mera Peak Climb:

We are now offering maximum flexibility for our guests’ convenience to book their trips into the Everest region for 2024 and 2025. You may thus choose a date that best suits your schedule. Regarding your booking, please select one of the two available options. You may either pay USD 200 per person as a deposit amount to confirm your trip or pay the full amount of USD 2456 per person upfront. Moreover, if you opt for the deposit, the remaining is payable via Online / Card Swipe / Cash. We also accept all of the convertible currencies including USD, AUD, CAD, EURO, GBP, SGD, etc. when you arrive in Kathmandu.


Booking Your International Flight:

For your 18 Days Mera Peak Climb, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu on Day 1 and depart on Day 18. However, having some extra one or two buffer days can prevent any issues with your return tickets.


Packing for the Mera Peak Climb:

Please click here for a complete checklist of your Mera Peak Climb. Be sure to read it carefully and pack accordingly as per your personal preferences.


Arrival Information:

Once you’ve booked your flight ticket, please share the details with us so that we can provide you with a complimentary airport pickup as well. Our airport representative will then be waiting for you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, holding our official name ‘Cordial Trek’ and your nameplate as you exit the airport terminal. Additionally, if you’re arriving earlier, we can also arrange an accommodation for extra nights with add-on tours for additional cost.


Trek Starting and Ending Days:

The actual trekking days are from Day 3 to Day 16. The travelers will take a short 30 minute flight to Lukla on Day 3 to commence the trek and will return to Kathmandu on Day 17. Expect to spend 14 nights and 14 days completing the Mera Peak Climb. You’ll complete your trek from Lukla to Mera Peak summit and back with overnight stays in Paiya, Pangkongma, Ramailo Danda, Chhatra Khola, Kothe, Tangnang, Khare Camp and Thuli Kharka.


Each day’s trek will begin around 07:30 AM and conclude in the late afternoon with frequent breaks to catch your breath. You’ll have numerous photo opportunities along the way and enjoy dinner and breakfast at the same place, while lunch is en route.


Except for Day 12, the travelers wake up early in the morning at 01:00 AM for their breakfast. You will then begin your 8-9 hours roundtrip (ascent and descent) of Mera Peak.


Additionally, your guide will provide you with regular briefings about timing and stops every morning before the trek begins.


Flight to Lukla and Return:

During the peak season, typically from mid-March to mid-May in spring and late September to late November in autumn, flights to Lukla and back operate from Ramechhap airport. At other times of the year, they depart from Kathmandu. We will however arrange the approximately 4-hour drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap Airport at no additional cost. Optionally you may as well book a direct helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla Airport with additional costs (USD 500).


Accommodation in Kathmandu:

In Kathmandu, you’ll stay in 3 Star Hotels with twin/double sharing beds.


Accommodation in the Mountains:

During the trek, your accommodation options are Teahouses. Although basic, these teahouses are clean and provide a comfortable place for a good night’s rest. Additionally, for travelers at High Camp on Day 11, there will be a tent for night halt.



In Kathmandu, your package includes breakfast only, typically served buffet-style. Except for the day of your early morning flight to Lukla, when you will receive a packed breakfast. During the trek, you will be provided with full board meals and may choose from a menu offering local and international cuisines.


Note: It is highly advisable to stick to vegetarian food from your arrival in Kathmandu until the end of your trek, as proper toilet facilities are not available everywhere along the trekking trail.


Drinking Water on the Trek:

Bottled water is available along the trail, but we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottles and treat tap water to reduce single-use plastic bottle waste. Be sure to bring water treatment pills and flavorings to enhance the taste. Staying hydrated is essential, so aim to drink more than 4 liters of water every day while trekking.


Electricity, Charging and Wi-Fi:

Please keep in mind that you’re embarking on a trek to the Everest region and not exploring urban areas. While some facilities like charging and Wi-Fi are available at an extra cost, they are not guaranteed. We also recommend against planning to work or conduct online meetings during the trek, allowing you to fully enjoy the mountain experience.


Cash for Extras and Tipping:

You should have Nepali rupees for expenses such as tea, coffee, bottled drinks and Wi-Fi. Plan to carry about USD 250-300 equivalent Nepali rupees. Additionally, set aside USD 250-300 for tipping your guide and porter. The amount can vary based on the level of service provided by the field staff members.


Baggage and Weight Limit:

On your flight to Lukla, the total baggage weight allowance is 15 kgs, combining both checked and carry-on baggage. Ensure you pack approximately 10/11 kilos in your checked bag and 5/4 kilos in your carry-on to stay within the 15-kilo limit. If you have items you don’t need on the trek, you can leave them at the Kathmandu hotel for storage at no extra cost. Remember to take a photo of your bag-tag and keep it for easy identification in case the original tag is lost.


Availability of Guide & Porter:

Every two travelers will be provided with a single porter and an experienced guide. The baggage however must be divided between 12.5 kgs each as every porter carries a maximum of 25 kgs. Additionally, both guide and porter will be insured and well equipped with necessary items and first aid kit.


Highlights of Mera Peak Climb:


1. Thrilling flight to and from Lukla Airport
2. Trek into the Everest Region
3. Get familiar with Sherpa culture
4. Climb the Mera Peak (6476 m)
5. Overnight stays in traditional villages

Places You’ll See :

Mera Peak is a mountain in the Mahalangur section, Barun sub-section of the Himalaya and administratively in Nepal's Sagarmatha Zone, Sankhuwasabha.

1Mera Peak

Lukla is a small town in the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality of the Solukhumbu District in the Province No. 1 of north-eastern Nepal.


Kathmandu Valley consists of three districts namely Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal.


Travel Itinerary:

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (Max Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

On the first day of your trip, you will be arriving in Kathmandu via Tribhuvan International Airport. A Cordial Trek representative will greet and pick you up from the airport. You will then check into a hotel and be briefed about your upcoming trek and get introduced to your guide.


Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel


Meals Available: Dinner

Day 2 : Sightseeing and Trek Preparation in Kathmandu (Min Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

On the second day of your trip, you will be taken on a tour around the main highlights of Kathmandu Valley including Swayambhunath, the monkey temple, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Meanwhile, a Cordial Trek representative will be applying for your necessary permits to Mera Peak.


Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel


Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 : Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya (Max Altitude: 2860 m / 9383 ft)

On the third day of your trek you will be taking a 30 min flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary airstrip at Lukla, one of the most challenging airports in the world. Here you will meet with your support staff (porter). You will then take a 4-5 hour hike down to Paiya while passing via forest trails, Handi Khola and Surke, a Sherpa village and enjoy the view of Kongde Ri peak and Chutok La. A guest house in Paiya will be your halt for the night.


Accommodation: Mountain Guest House


Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Trek to Pangkongma (Max Altitude: 2804 m / 9200 ft)

Day four of your trek begins with a 6-7 hour trek towards Pangkongma while passing through the dense forest of rhododendron and bamboo via a narrow mountain trail in the Hinku Valley. A guest house in Pangkongma will be your halt for the night.


Accommodation: Mountain Guest House


Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Trek to Ramailo Danda (Max Altitude: 3276 m / 10748 ft)

Day five of your trek begins with a 5-6 hour trek towards Ramailo Danda while passing through Ningsow, a small village. Ramailo Danda is a viewpoint that provides you with the first ever look at Mera Peak as well as surrounding mountains. A guest house in Ramailo Danda will be your halt for the night.


Accommodation: Mountain Guest House


Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Trek to Chhatra Khola (Max Altitude: 3122 m / 10243 ft)

Day six of your trek begins with a 6-7 hour trek towards Chhatra Khola while entering the Makalu Barun National Park. On your way you will also be able to peek through the high Himalayan wildlives including the already endangered red-panda, musk deers and snow leopard among others. A guest house in Chhatra Khola will be your halt for the night.


Accommodation: Mountain Guest House


Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Trek to Kothe (Max Altitude: 3580 m / 11745 ft)

Day seven of your trek begins with a 6-7 hour trek via forest trails, Majang Khola, Tashing Ongma and Sanu Khola towards Kothe. A guest house in Kothe will be your halt for the night.


Accommodation: Mountain Guest House


Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Trek to Tangnang (Max Altitude: 4358 m / 14298 ft)

Day eight of your trek begins with a 4-5 hour hike along the ridge of Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. The trail then passes via a small settlement and an old monastery before reaching Tangnang. Tangnang is a grazing area with primitive lodges and shops. A guest house in Tangnang will be your halt for the night.


Accommodation: Mountain Guest House


Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Trek to Khare Camp (Max Altitude: 5045 m / 16552 ft)

Day nine of your trek begins with a 4-5 hour hike while following the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka. The trail offers you a spectacular view of Charpate Himal before climbing through the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers to Khare. Khare provides us with the view of the northern face of Mera Peak as well. A guest house in Khare Camp will be your halt for the night.


Accommodation: Mountain Guest House


Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Acclimatization (Max Altitude: 5350 m / 17552 ft)

Day ten marks the day of acclimatization and begins with a basic training that prepares you before the final ascent. Here a peak climbing guide will help you with basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the best ways to use your climbing gears including ice axes, harnesses, ascender, climbing boots and crampons. 


The training also includes an ascent (3-4 hours) up to Mera Base Camp. A guest house in Khare Camp will be your halt for the night.


Accommodation: Mountain Guest House


Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Ascent to Mera High Camp (Max Altitude: 5780 m / 18963 ft)

Day eleven begins with an ascent (6-7 hours) towards Mera High Camp. The day is also marked as the most challenging day of this trip. The path towards Mera Base Camp follows a boulder-strewn course on a steep rocky trail. So utmost careful steps are highly recommended as there are a number of crevasses here.


The journey continues all the way to the top of the rock band, marked by a large cairn. Here you will set up your high camp while enjoying the panoramic views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Nuptse among others. A tent will be your halt for the night at Mera High Camp.


Accommodation: Tent


Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 : Summit Mera Central and back to Khare Camp (Max Altitude: 6476 m / 21247 ft)

Day twelve begins with an early morning (02:00 AM) breakfast. You will then begin your ascent (3-4 hours) towards Mera Peak (Central). It will obviously be very cold in the beginning but will warm up later as we ascend. During our climb, we will also be witnessing the first rays of sun falling upon the magnificent Himalayas that make them glow in red.


From the summit, it is needless to say, the view of the mighty Himalayas is breathtaking. Here you will have a very close up view of the mighty Everest, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kangchenjunga, Nuptse, Chamlang, Baruntse among others in the region.


After a magical moment at the summit, the team will then return to high camp and rest for a while. The journey then descends towards Khare via Mera Base Camp. A guest house in Khare will be your halt for the night.


Accommodation: Mountain Guest House


Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 : Reserve Day

Day thirteen has been planned for a reserve as the weather in these elevations are highly unpredictable. However, if the trip goes as per plan, this day will not be required.


Accommodation: Mountain Guest House


Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14 : Trek back to Kothe (Min Altitude: 3580 m / 11745 ft)

Day fourteen begins with a hike down to the beautiful settlement of Kothe via Hinku valley. Kothe is famous for its homemade delicacies and wines. A guest house in Kothe will be your halt for the night.


Accommodation: Mountain Guest House


Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15 : Trek to Thuli Kharka (Max Altitude: 4120 m / 13517 ft)

Your day fifteen begins with a trek (5-6 hours) to Thuli Kharka via rhododendron forest, several tributaries of Inkhu Khola and Chorten. A guest house in Thuli Kharka will then be your halt for the night.


Accommodation: Mountain Guest House


Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16 : Trek back to Lukla (Max Altitude: 2860 m / 9383 ft)

Your day sixteen is the last and final day in the mountains. It begins with a hike (6-7 hours) towards Lukla via Zatrwa La pass (4610 m / 15125 ft) and Chutang valley. In the evening you will be celebrating the successful completion of your journey with your guide and supportive staff (porter). A guest house in Lukla will then be your halt for the night.


Accommodation: Mountain Guest House


Meals Available: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17 : Fly back to Kathmandu (Min Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

On day seventeen you will be bidding a final farewell to the supportive staff of the crew in Lukla and board a flight back to Kathmandu. You will then check into your hotel room and get your free time in the evening.  


Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel


Meals: Breakfast

Day 18 : Final Departure

On day eighteen you will be awarded with a ‘Trip Certificate’ and be bidded a final farewell. We will then drop you back to the airport three hours before your final departure.

Optional: You might also book any other new trips with us.


Meals: Breakfast


How can I get my ‘On Arrival’ Nepal Visa ?

Any international traveler arriving by air can get an ‘On Arrival Visa’ at ‘Tribhuvan International Airport’ in Kathmandu. ‘Overland Travelers‘ may acquire an ‘On Arrival Visa’ at the entry points of Nepal-China / Nepal-India border at following locations:

Kakarbhitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Optional: You may also get a Visa prior to your arrival in Nepal from ‘Nepalese Diplomatic Missions‘ from your respective nations.

Note: You must carry your valid passport and two passport size photographs (35 x 45 mm / 3.5 x 4.5 cm) along with you upon your arrival in Nepal for a Visa. Travelers from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Syria and Zimbabwe however require to submit a pre-application at Nepal Consular Services in their respective nations for a Nepal Visa. 

Will I be ‘Received’ upon my arrival in the Airport ?

Yes, you will be received by a Cordial Trek Airport Representative with your ‘Name Sign’ on our organizational placard upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu

What is the weight limit for luggage during my trekking days ?

Every traveler is allowed up to 15 kilograms / 33 pounds of luggage during all of their domestic flights over mountainous regions in Nepal. A traveler is however allowed to carry a total of 30 kilograms / 66 pounds of luggage during their domestic flights elsewhere in Nepal.  

All porters available at your service (one porter for every two travelers) can carry a maximum of 25 kilograms / 55 pounds each. You are therefore allowed to load a maximum of 12.5 kilograms / 27 pounds of luggage to your porter during your trekking days

What about the communication services available during the trekking days ?

All hotels and guest houses in the city area are available with free WiFi hotspots. Also, all travelers with a valid passport and a photograph are allowed to purchase a SIM Card upon their arrival in Nepal. The traveler must however additionally purchase data / voice packages as per their need and stay in Nepal. There are 2G3G and 4G services available with major carriers all over Nepal. You may optionally also purchase a WiFi service in the mountains where available.  

What are the permits required for this trip?

You need not worry about any permits required. We will make preparations for all travel permits including TIMSNational Park Permit and  Peak Permit.

Can I book this package as a solo traveler ?

Yes, we do book a solo traveler. However a single traveler surcharge may be applied (an additional USD 250).

What about the foods / meals during my trekking days ?

You will be provided with a full board meal / breakfast / complimentary dinner as per mentioned in the respective Trek / Tour package. You may however choose to purchase your additional meals / beverages where available.


Full board meal mentioned above includes breakfast with an omelet / boiled egg, toasts / local bread and one porridge with fried potatoes.


During your lunch you will be provided with Dal-Bhat-Tarkari, the most famous Nepalese food that contains rice and pulse / lentil with curries (vegetables / chicken) and pickle. Optionally you may choose your lunch for fried noodles with eggs / chicken / vegetables as well.


For your dinner you will have an option to choose between Dal-Bhat-Tarkari / Pizza / MoMo / Spaghetti. 

How hard is Mera Peak Climbing?

Mera Peak Climbing is comparatively a challenging mission in itself. It includes high altitude hikes and treks alongside the ascent of the peak itself. However, acclimatization is the only prerequisite for this trip. Many successful attempts have been made by children less than 15 years of age and elders above 75 years of age. The difficulty mostly relies upon your will power and physical fitness. The extremities you must expect here is the ascent towards the high camp (5780 m) and the peak itself (6476 m).


Nevertheless, Cordial Trek provides you with an experienced trek guide as well as a peak climbing guide capable of first aid services and other assistance.


Are there any chances for a scheduled flight to get canceled?

Yes, there is a maximum chance for a scheduled flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM) to get canceled due extreme and unpredictable weather conditions. However we may assist you to book (with additional cost) a Helicopter ride to and from KTM-Lukla or Lukla-KTM the same day as well. 


The helicopter ride (one way) will cost you an additional of USD 500 per person (a pax of five required). The extra cost incurred may however be claimed from your travel insurance (compulsory). We will provide you with any necessary documents.   


Note: Any extremely unfavorable weather conditions may result in cancellation of all flight schedules.

What items should I bring (or buy in Kathmandu) for this trip?

You may bring (or buy in Kathmandu) following items for this trip:


1. Warm clothes including a down jacket / puffer jacket, inner wears, hats, a beanie, gloves, neck gaiter, hiking boots, warm socks, a towel and a pair of hiking pants as well.


2. A Daypack (25-30 liters)


3. Backpack (A duffle bag will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)


4. Sleeping bag (will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)


5. Trekking Poles (will be provided to you by Cordial Trek)


6. A Camelbak or a water bottle


7. A sunscreen 


8. A sunglass


9. A headlamp for night use


10.  Your toiletries

What's Included

  • 3 Star Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers
  • Company T-shirt
  • Cultural Program
  • Domestic Flights
  • First Aid
  • Full Board Meals (Trekking Days)
  • Guide and Porter
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Monuments Entrance Fee
  • Mountain Guest House
  • National Park Fee
  • Necessary Equipment
  • Peak Climbing Permit
  • Private Vehicle
  • Sherpa Climbing Guide
  • Specially Abled Friendly
  • Travel Permits
  • Trekking Map
  • Welcome Dinner

What's Excluded

  • Gratitude for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa
  • Personal Expenses


  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Peak Climbing
  • Sunrise
  • Trekking

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