18 days Mera Peak Climbing with Itinerary and Cost - Sherpa Wonders

Mera Peak Trekking & Climbing

18 days

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Perfect climb for adventurous enthusiasts who seek adventure, thrill and a deserving break from their everyday life

Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal (6474 m) and offers one of the finest views in the Himalayas. It takes us to the Hinku valley, passing through the beautiful Himalayas wilderness and stunning landscapes, crossing quaint villages which will give us a glimpse into the rich culture of the locals. On Mera Peak itself, one can see 5 of the 6 tallest mountains in the world (Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Makalu and Kanchenjunga).

It is a challenging climb due to the elevation but technically, it only requires basic mountaineering skills to tackle the high altitude glacier crossings. Your climbing guides, the extremely experienced Sherpa, will provide you with a basic mountaineering training before the actual summit.

Trek Facts

Difficulty level

Strenuous/ Challenging

Max. Elevation

6476 m/ 21,247 ft

Trip Length

18 days


Tea house


Makalu, Barun


  • 1Arrival in Kathmandu
  • 2Briefing and preparation day
  • 3Fly to Lukla & trek to Chutanga
  • 4Trek to Kharkithang
  • 5Trek to Thaktor
  • 6Trek to Khote
  • 7Trek to Thaknak
  • 8Rest day
  • 9Trek to Khare
  • 10Trek to Mera Base Camp
  • 11Trek to Mera High Camp
  • 12Summit Mera & back to Khare
  • 13Trek to Khote
  • 14Trek to Thuli Kharka
  • 15Trek to Lukla
  • 16Fly to Kathmandu
  • 17Departure day
  • 181 day as Contingency day


Elevation: 1,350 m/4,428 ft
Accommodation: Local hotel

Welcome to Nepal and the start of our adventure!
We will be on hand to greet you upon your arrival and be with you every step of the way till the adventure ends. After transferring you to your hotel in Kathmandu, depending on your arrival time,  you can enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure. We’ll have a trek briefing in the evening to talk about the essentials of your trek and what you can expect throughout the trip so as to familiarise you of our days up in the mountains.


Elevation: 1,350 m/4,428 ft
Local hotel

After breakfast, you can enjoy the rest of the morning at your leisure or some sightseeing around the vicinity. We will meet in the early afternoon to review the gears you have brought to ensure that they are suitable and in a perfect condition for the coming trip. After which, you can spend the day stocking up any last minutes items you need on the trek around Thamel and then we will turn in early in advance of a big day tomorrow.


Elevation: 2,800 m/9184 ft (Lukla) & 3,200 m/10,499 ft (Chuthanga)
Flight time: 35 mins
Walking Distance:
8 km (3 to 4 hours)
Accommodation: Tea house

After an early breakfast, we will take a short domestic flight to Lukla – the gateway to Everest. Our flight will land on Tenzing-Hillary Airport which is widely known as the World’s most dangerous airport, the surrounding terrain, thin air, highly changeable weather and the airport’s short, sloping runway make it one of the most challenging landings in the world.

After introducing you to the rest of the crew, we will kick off the trek with a gradual climb passing Nabuk and Thukding through the Rhododendron trees. Depending on the time we arrived at Chuthanga, we may go for an acclimatization walk or have a rest. Overnight stay in Tea house.


Elevation: 4,600 m/15,092 ft (Zatrwa La) & 3,900 m/12,795 ft (Kharkithang)
Walking Distance: 6 to 8 hours
Accommodation: Tea house

Today is a challenging day as we will hike up nearly 1,200 m to cross over the Zatrwa La Pass and then descend to Khartitang at 3,900 m. Since there is no tea houses on the way we will have our lunch after we get to Kharkithang. After lunch, we will go for an acclimatization walk. Overnight stay in Tea house.


Elevation: 4,600m / 15,092 ft (Chetra-La Pass), 3,600 m/ 11,811 ft (Thaktor)
Walking Distance: 6 to 7 hours
Accommodation: Tea house

Our trek will start with a steep climb to cross the Mera-La ridge in the Nau lekh area which separates the Khumbu region from Hinku Valley. We have to pass through Chetra-La in order to reach Thaktor. A steep uphill climb brings us to a cairned notch in the ridge with numerous beautiful prayer flags hanging around at 4,450 m. This small pass is called the Chetra-La and from here the path traverses across a boulder slope, round a corner and climbs once again to the Chetra-La at 4,600 m. Once you are at the top of the pass you can enjoy the view of Numbur Himal & Kaali Himal in the background and a wide and remote Hinku Valley ahead of you. We will make our way down gradually to Chhetra and a steep trail down to Thaktor. Overnight stay in Tea house.


Elevation: 3,500 m/ 11,483 ft
Walking Distance: 3 hours
Accommodation: Tea house

The trekking trail is short & gentle today but still very fascinating as we walk across three ridges. We will first plunge into the Hinku River and then sky ward to Khote. The trail passes through rhododendron forests on the west side of Hinku valley and the forests are a delight to walk through, full of the tall Himalayan pine and rhododendron trees. You will get an amazing opportunity to admire the beautiful hills dotted with rhododendrons. Overnight stay in Tea house.


Elevation:  4,350 m/ 14,272 ft
Walking Distance: 3 to 4 hours
Accommodation: Tea house

Our trail will start with a walk in the shadow of Mera Peak along the Ridge of Hinku River before stopping for lunch at Gondi hung. Gondi hung is known for its summer herders’ settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Along the trail to Mera, we will also pass by a 200 year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where we can find Mera peak scripted in rock. If you would like you can pray for our successful ascent of Mera Peak in the boulder of the Gompa by offering incense. A short walk finally takes us to Thaknak which is a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops. It sits in a wide U-shaped valley surrounded majestic mountains. Overnight stay in Tea house.


Elevation: 4,350 m/ 14,272 ft
Accommodation: Tea house

Today is a rest day but if you choose to do a hike, we will leave early for a 3-hour hike up to Charpate Himal Glacier. It is regarded a holy Glacier by the Sherpa community and is worshiped by Sherpas living on the mountains. We will get to observe stunning Mera North up close before we make our way down and spend the rest of your day at leisure. Overnight stay in Tea house.


Elevation: 5,045 m / 16,552 ft
Walking Distance: 2 to 3 hours
Accommodation: Tea house

Today trail will move ahead through the east of Thaknak towards Mera Base Camp. Following the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, we will get to admire the mesmerizing view of Charpate Himal and the pristine Sabai Tso glacial lake. The trail continue to climb through moraines and to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then more steeply to our camping spot at Khare. Khare offers stunning north face of Mera Peak and Mera glacier spills steeply down into the valley. Overnight stay in Tea house.


Elevation: 5,300 m / 17,389 ft
Walking Distance: 3 to 4 hours
Accommodation: Camping

Gradually commencing our trek, we will walk through boulder strewn course through a steep route to reach the Base Camp of Mera Peak. Although, it is a short trek, it is no doubt a tough one as the climb up to Mera Glacier is a steep one, subsequently we have to trek on ice. We will have lunch upon reaching Mera Base Camp and jump straight into our ice climbing training with our climbing guide. The training takes about 2 to 3 hours and an option to go to Mera La for further training. Admiring the eye-catching views the area offers, we will tune in early in advance for a big day tomorrow. Overnight stay in tent.


Elevation: 5,780 m / 18,963 ft
Walking Distance: 4 to 5 hours
Accommodation: Camping

Starting from the base camp through Mera La, we have to climb for about 400 meters to reach the Mera High Camp. Our path is on a rock-strewn trail which can be quite dangerous if it has snowed as the snow might cover some of the crevasses in the area. We will slowly make our way up to High Camp which is situated in the base of a big rock, where we can feel warm and stunning view of the sunset. On the way up we get to see spectacular view of Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Mt. Kanchenjunga and many more of the world’s greatest peaks. Overnight stay in tent.


Elevation: 6,461 m / 21,198 ft (Mera’s summit), 5,045 m / 16,552 ft (Khare)
Walking Distance: 8 to 9 hours
Accommodation: Tea house

Today is the day! Waking up at around 2 am for our very early breakfast, we will kick off our summit push. Putting on our crampons and other climbing equipment, we set up for a memorable journey up to the summit. It’s going to be very cold but we will warm up soon enough as we continue ascending the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. On the way up, you get to see the first rays of the sun hit the big peaks in a gloriously amazing red glow, as if the mountains are on fire.

On the summit, you will be rewarded with jaw-dropping views of the mighty Himalayas peaks including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Barun Tse (7 ,129m) and many other peaks which will absolutely take way all the tiredness from your climb. We retrace back our steps by descending towards the high camp and back to Khare after a refuel with hot tea. It will be a long and tiring day but we will have a good rest at Khare. Overnight stay in Tea house.


Elevation: 3,600 m / 11,811 ft
Walking Distance: 4 to 5 hours
Accommodation: Tea house

After our successful expedition to Mera Peak, we retrace our steps back and descend to Hinku valley for our overnight stay in Khote.


Elevation: 4,600 m / 15,092 ft
Walking Distance: 5 to 6 hours
Accommodation: Tea house

After a good night rest at Khote, we continue to retrace our steps but to Thuli Kharka. It will be a 2-hour climb through the red Rhododendron forest.  Today, we again climb up about two hours Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal and on our way we get to admire beautiful hills dotted with rhododendrons. Overnight stay in Tea house.


Elevation: 2,860 m / 9,383 ft
Walking Distance: 6 to 7 hours
Accommodation: Tea house

Two hours up from Thuli Kharka we will cross Zatrwa La pass and be greeted by the beautiful view of Lukla valley. Cho Oyu, Kongde peak, Numbur Himal, Kusum Khangru and many others magnificent peaks will be in sight. We will make our way down to Chutanga and an easy walk thereafter takes us to Lukla village, where we’ll spend our last night in the mountains. A farewell party will be held with all the trekking crew: Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you made it! Overnight stay in Tea house.


Elevation: 1,350m /4,428ft
Flight time: 35 mins
Accommodation: Local hotel

After spending the last morning in the mountains, we’ll hop on a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where your journey both began and ends. You’ll be transferred to your hotel upon landing and enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure to catch up on your much-needed rest. Otherwise, you have the entire capital at your fingertips for sightseeing before you depart tomorrow. Your conquest of the Himalayas is complete! We’ll meet up one last time for a celebratory dinner at one of the town’s finest Nepalese restaurants.


It’s your last day in Nepal! Grab some breakfast and take in some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu before we’ll say our goodbyes and bid you farewell. We’ll make sure you arrive at the Airport with plenty time before your flight home and have everything you need to leave well.


As mountains’ weather is unfathomable hence there is no promise that it will be favorable on the day that we summit Mera Peak. We will factor 1 day as a contingency day for the worst case scenario that we can’t make it to the summit on Day 13. This 1 day gives us the allowance to postpone our summit to Day 14. However if the trip goes on smoothly, we do not need this contingency day.

NOTE: The above route and walking hours serve as a guide only. This itinerary may change at any time due to weather, trail conditions or other reason.

If  you have extra days after the trek and would like to extend your trip?


Let us know and we will be able to help you to arrange day tours around the city or even a 3-day trip to Chitwan for safari tour.


As mountainous weather is often unpredictable, domestic flights to and from Lukla are easily affected by any minor signs of bad weather. We advise all our adventurers to factor in at least 1 or preferably 2 days of contingency days at the end of their trip. Moreover, there are a lot of interesting places to visit in Kathmandu at your leisure. 

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What’s Included
The following is included in your package:
  • Arrival / Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin-sharing basis
  • Full board meals while trekking & climbing (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • Accommodation at local Tea house while on this trek.
  • Accommodation in Tent during the climb.
  • Farewell dinner as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  • Domestic flight to and fro Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Loaning of Gears such as sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket and duffel bag for use during the trip.
  • Loaning of Climbing gears for use during the trip.
  • Complimentary Sherpa Wonders specially-designed T-shirt.
  • Professional and experienced Trek Leader/Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Comprehensive medical kit box.
  • Other support staff such as Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Warm clothing and trekking gear for staff including porters.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
  • Government taxes and application of trekking permits such as TIMS
  • National park fees

What’s Not Included
You’ll need to pay for these separately:
  • International Airfare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal entry Visa fees (Can be obtained on arrival. For more information, please read here.)
  • Your travel insurance of any kind.
  • Meals not specified in Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic beverages 
  • Tips for the crew and any other personal expenses (ie: hot shower, laundry, SIM card, charging devices at tea houses along the trail) 
  • Additional one day tours in or near Kathmandu.


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