Mera Peak Map – Day to Day Guided Map

20 Apr 2020 Prakash Devkota

Mera Peak Map – Day to Day Guided Map

Nowadays, many tourists plan their holiday trip by choosing to trek in the routes of Nepal. That lets you explore the exotic trails filled with rich culture and traditions.

This country is a popular holiday destination for trekking and climbing which has been a prime activity for a very long time.

The Everest region is quite popular for its various trekking routes. Among them, Mera Peak Climbing is famous as it does not require much climbing experience.

Before going on a trek, you must have heard many times that Maps are an essential factor. And you need to carry one along with you throughout the way.

Trekkers always add maps in their list of things necessary to bring in a trek. Thus Peak Climbing Nepal presents to you Mera Peak Map.

You can carry the Mera Peak Map in your handheld gadgets nowadays. But it would be better to carry a photocopy of the map as a backup. Just in case your gadgets might break down.

Mera Peak Map helps you choose the easiest routes to complete this trek as fast as you can without missing out on any adventure.

The map gives you information on how much time it takes to reach from one point to another. And on how much altitude will you be residing for the day.

So, we have created the Mera Peak Map to enhance your trek journey hoping you don’t get lost in these routes.

Overview of Mera Peak Climb

Nepal is home for many mountain peaks that are considered the highest peak in the world. Our country is quite famous for hosting various mountain climbing expenditures and treks in exotic routes. This country attracts many tourists every year that are looking for thrilling adventurous journeys in the Himalayas.

The Everest region is a famous trekking destination that offers many exciting and unspoiled trails for both climbings as well as trekking. Such as Everest Base Camp Trek, Climbing Island Peak, Mera Peak Climbing, Mount Everest Climb, etc.

Mera Peak lies in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas with a height of 6461 m above sea level. It is located inside the Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha Zone.

This peak has been categorized as the highest trekking peak that is situated on the south side of Mount Everest. Trekking peak can be described as peaks that require little to no experience of technical training.

The peak offers different routes from the west, south, and north. But the west and south routes are very harsh for the technical climb and are appropriate for professional climbers.

However, the climb made from the north side is the standard and common route that walks you through high altitude glaciers. This route is suitable for novice to experienced climbers.

Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing were the first to summit this peak on May 20, 1953, through the northern routes. After that, every year many travelers visit this region to summit the Mera peak.

From the peak, you get to see many mesmerizing views of mountain peaks that summit 8000 m above sea level such as Mount Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.

Mera peak trek takes you through the beautiful Khumbu region exploring the Sherpa culture and traditions influenced by Tibetan. This peak climb is the perfect choice for any climber whether it be experienced or beginners.

So, if you are planning to make the climb, carrying this Mera Peak Map will be very useful for you.

Contact us if you need any information regarding the Mera Peak climbing.

    Summary of Mera Peak routes

    Mera Peak Climbing Permit

    The Mera Peak routes are quite harsh and have many ups and downs but it is suitable for any level climber.

    Landing in the only international airport in Nepal, you arrive at Kathmandu. From here our representative will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. Helping you with the check-in rest of the day is unplanned so you are free to do anything you like.

    Later, that night welcome dinner will be organized to welcome you and familiarize you with your team members. After the wonderful dinner, you rest in the hotel for the night.

    The next day sightseeing of Kathmandu city and preparation before your Mera peak journey is done. On the third day, you begin your journey by flying all the way to Lukla from Kathmandu. This is one thrilling flight that takes you over the beautiful Khumbu region.

    Reaching Lukla you begin your trek as you head towards Chhuthang from there. You will be walking through forest trails and ridges before reaching your destination. You stay in Chhuthang for the night.

    Following day you begin your trek as you head towards Thuli Kharka via Zatrwa La Pass(4600m). You will be accompanied by many beautiful mountain peaks in this trail. Viewing them you reach your today destination where you will be staying for the night.

    From here, you head towards Kothe through dense forests and walking uphill climbs. Reaching your day’s destination you stay in one of the lodges for the night.

    After that, you trek towards Thangnak from Kothe visiting ancient gompas on these trails. Then you head towards Khare fromThangnak where you have your rest day.

    After a day in Khare, you head towards Mera Base Camp which is a short trek this day. From Base Camp, you trek till Mera High Camp where you stay for the night.

    The next day is the most exciting day of this trek when you head to the summit of Mera Peak, the highest point you reach in this journey. Reaching and exploring the summit you descend down to Khare where you will be spending the night.

    You then head towards Kothe from Khare passing through Thangnak. Staying the night there, head to Thuli Kharka the next day.

    From there you trek down till Lukla via Zatrawala Pass and stay there for the night. Following day you fly back to Kathmandu viewing scenic views throughout the flight.

    Mera Peak Map

    Mera Peak Map Details

    Kathmandu to Lukla

    Flight Duration: 30 to 35 minutes

    Flight Distance: 136.17 km

    Maximum Altitude: 2800 m above sea level

    After your arrival in Kathmandu, you can roam the city before starting your trek. The tour takes a day so you can add it to your plan. As you can visit many famous UNESCO Heritage sites that reside in the capital. Touring the city and preparing yourself for the climb your day is over.

    You begin the journey by flying towards Lukla taking the domestic airlines. You will be waking up fast as you have to catch an early flight. Boarding the plane your flight takes off in the sky giving you the view of green valleys, small settlements, and snowy mountain peaks.

    Looking at the scenic view out your window you arrive at Lukla airport stunned by the beauty of nature.

    Lukla airport is popular for its thrilling flight as it lands on a small and narrow runway. This airport is also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport which is located in the Solukhumbu District.

    Lukla to Chhuthang

    Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours

    Maximum Altitude: 3020 m above sea level

    Reaching Lukla you head towards Chuttang from there which is a few hour walks. You begin your trek by making an uphill climb and walking through pasture lands. Walking a bit further you cross a small stream and enter the beautiful forests of Rhododendron and pines that lie underneath the cliff and ridge.

    Heading out from there you head south in the trails till you arrive at Chhuthang. You will have crossed many streams and small forests before arriving at your destination.

    You spend the night in one of the lodges.

    Chhuthang to Thuli Kharka via Zatrawala Pass

    Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

    Maximum Altitude (Thuli Kharka): 4100 m above sea level

    Maximum Altitude (Zatrawala Pass): 4600 m above sea level

    Today you begin your journey towards Thuli Kharka via Zatrawala Pass from Chhuthang. The path till Zatrawala Pass is quite steep so the trek can be a little tiring.

    Waking up early you head out of Chhuthang and walk through pasture land. From there you head in the trails and make a slight climb. Entering a lush green forest you again make a steep ascent till you reach the Zatrawala Pass.

    You get to see the amazing views of various mountains from this pass. Such as Kongdi Ri, Numbur Himal, Karyolang Peak, and many more.

    After the mesmerizing view, you make a descent in the paths until you arrive at Thuli Kharka. You will be spending the night in one of the lodges.

    Thuli Kharka to Kothe

    Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

    Maximum Altitude: 4182 m above sea level

    You begin this day journey by heading towards Kothe from Thuli Kharka which is about the half-day trek.

    Today you will be entering a dense forest filled with local vegetation of juniper, Rhododendron, oak, pines, and many more. Also, along the way you get to see the magnificent Mera Peak and Hinku Valley.

    If you are lucky enough, you might also spot the wildlife that inhabited the forest area. Such Sloth Bear, Jungle cats, Himalayan Tahr, and many more.

    From there you make a slight climb till Traktor where you can have your lunch. And making a descent till Hinku River you make a steep climb in the paths till you reach Kothe.

    A beautiful village of Sherpa settlements that lies on the northside of Hinku Valley. You can explore the village and view the lifestyle of the people living there.

    You spend the night there.

    Kothe to Thangnak

    Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours

    Maximum Altitude: 4326 m above sea level

    You begin the journey by heading towards Thangnak from Kothe which is a few hour walks. Heading toward Gondishung following the trails along the Hinku River you will pass an ancient Gompa.

    Lungsumgba Gompa is an old monastery that was built 200 years ago. And it has a fantastic rock craving that has Mera peak and its route carved out. The routes till Thangnak are quite easy from here.

    You spend the night in one of the lodges.

    Thangnak to Khare

    Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

    Maximum Altitude: 5000 m above sea level

    Today you will be heading towards Khare from Thangnak. This day’s journey begins as you pass over the Hinku and Shar glacier.

    After that, you make a steep climb walking through beautiful vegetation viewing mesmerizing scenes till you reach Khare. Reaching here you get to see the enchanting sight of Mera Peak North.

    You will be having your acclimatization in this beautiful place that offers many hiking destinations. As you have climbed in elevation above 4000 m your body needs to adjust with the climatic condition before you move further in the trails.

    Khare to Mera Base Camp

    Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours

    Maximum Altitude: 5300 m above sea level

    After your rest day in Khare, you move towards Mera Base Camp which is a short day walk from here. But the trails are very demanding as you begin by gradually climbing above the Mera glacier.

    From there slowly walking in the uphill paths you reach Mera Base Camp. You get to see the beautiful Mera Peak from here.

    You will be spending the night in a camp.

    Mera Base Camp to Mera High Camp

    Mera Peak Climbing Permit

    Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours

    Maximum Altitude: 5700 m above sea level

    Today’s trek is also not that long, you will be heading towards Mera High Camp from Mera Base Camp.

    As you ascend from the base camp you will move through Mera La Pass and continue to head up in the steep trails till you arrive at Mera High Camp.

    Reaching here you get to see the striking view of various mountain peaks. Setting up your camps you can check your climbing gears and healths.

    Stay in the camp for the night.

    Mera High Camp to Summit Mera Peak

    Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours

    Maximum Altitude: 6461 m above sea level

    Today is the most important day for you as this day you will summit Mera Peak. You should re-check your gear before the climb and ask your guide to check whether you are properly equipped or not.

    This day you need to wake up early and reach the summit and be back before noon. During midday, the winds are very strong which can be an obstacle while summiting the peak.

    You will be following the footsteps of the experienced climbers until you reach the top of Mera Peak. Reaching the peak will bring great satisfaction of fulfillment. You will be overwhelmed by the feeling of climbing the highest trekking peak.

    The mesmerizing view of Mount Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Baruntse and Chamling looks extravagant from here. You can take snaps for memories and explore the area.

    Mera Peak to Khare

    Trek Duration: 7 to 8 hours

    After spending some time on the peak you now head down towards Khare from there which is a long walk for this day. You begin by descending in the routes and retracing the steps back to Khare.

    You stay the night here.

    Khare to Kothe

    Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

    You now head back to Kothe from Khare passing through Thangnak. This day trek will be mostly downhill walking. As you walk through Thangnak you leave the high altitude and enter a sub-tropical forest till you arrive at Kothe.

    You stay the night here.

    Kothe to Thuli Kharka

    Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

    You will be heading towards Thuli Kharka from Kothe where most of the paths are uphill. It takes you through the beautiful dense forests of Rhododendron that lie on the west side of Hinku Valley.

    Reaching Thuli Kharka you can see the panoramic view of Mera Peak. You stay the night here.

    Thuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrawala Pass

    Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

    Today is your last day of the trek and staying in this region. This day you head towards Lukla via the Zatrawala Pass from Thuli Kharka.

    You make a steep ascent to Zatrawala Pass and from there descend in the trails and retrace your steps, returning back to Lukla.

    You stay here for the night.

    Lukla to Kathmandu

    After a wonderful night in the Khumbu region, you now leave Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu seeing the scenic views of nature throughout the flight.

    Arriving Kathmandu you will be dropped off at your hotel. The rest of the day is free so you can roam around the city or just lay in your bed.

    We the members of peak Climbing Nepal hope that this map was helpful for you through your entire trek.

    Contact us if you need any information regarding the Mera Peak climbing.

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    Best time to Visit Mera Peak

    Mera Peak Climb can be done at any time of the year. But many people consider the best time to visit Mera Peak is during the seasons of Autumn and Spring.

    However, any season you prefer is suitable to make the trek. Each season showcases different sides of nature. You will get awestruck by the astonishing beauty of the Khumbu region.

    Autumn Season

    Autumn Season is the peak time of the year that begins from the month of September and ends in November. During these months, the routes are crowded with people visiting Mera Peak.

    The weather and temperature are just perfect for trekking during this season. The forest trails are filled with colorful flowers of Rhododendron and trees of Oak, Maple, Pines, etc.

    Along with the beauty of nature, you get to see the uncovered magnificent peak in the clear blue sky. Also, the walks will be exciting throughout the trip with the help of our Mera Peak Map that takes you through the wonderful routes.

    Spring Season

    Spring Season is another peak season after Autumn which begins from the month of March and ends in May. These are the months when the routes are crowded with nature lovers.

    This is the season that brings a new beginning with it, as the valley gets back its lost greenery. The forest paths are filled with buds of flowers ready to bloom turning it into a colorful journey.

    Also, the mesmerizing view of snowy peaks under the clear sky will astound you. And the walk during the day time will be sunny while it can be a bit chilly during the night time.

    Winter Season

    Winter Season is the off-season time for trekking which begins from the month of December and ends in February. These are the coldest months of the year when the valleys are covered with white snows all around the region.

    During these months it is windy in higher elevation. While the weather is warm in the day and very cold at night. The temperature can drop up to -30 degrees which is the average number in elevation above the base camp.

    The routes are quite challenging to walk during this season. As the paths are covered in snow which can make your climbing journey harsh.

    But the plus point will be the crowd-free routes viewing the striking mountain peaks covered in snow.

    Monsoon Season

    Monsoon season is the least preferred time for trekking which begins from the month of June and ends in August. These are months when the heavy rain shower occurs in the lower region.

    During this season the paths are thrilling to walk in as due to continuous rain there are high chances of landslides. Also, walking in muddy and slippery paths is challenging.

    But there are no rain showers in high elevation however, the dark clouds tend to hide the mesmerizing peaks behind it. So you might not get a visible view of the snowy peaks.

    These months are the time when new species of floras are found. So, most of the people trekking during this time are the researchers.

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    Mera Peak Difficulties

    Mera Peak Climbing Permit

    Mera Peak might be a Training peak but still, it lies in an altitude of more than 5000 m above sea level. So there a few numbers of Mera Peak difficulties filled in this trek are mentioned below:

    Altitude Sickness

    In this trek, you will be climbing at an altitude above 4000 m. Thus, altitude sickness can always be a major concern for you. As the air is thin in high elevation there is a lack of oxygen which creates difficulty in breathing.

    If you suffer from symptoms such as shortness of breath, dizziness, vomiting, headache, etc inform your guide immediately. You should not take this lightly as it can be life-threatening if a proper cure is not given in time.

    Follow the instructions given by your guide and keep your body hydrated throughout the trek.

    Mera Peak Routes

    The route you are taking is the shortest one but it is also quite difficult. As you will be making many up and downhill walks. Also, you keep ascending on these trails till you reach the summit.

    Trekking in this route has always been a challenging task for experienced trekkers as well but with proper training, the routes won’t be much harsh. So be well prepared both physically as well as mentally.


      Prakash Devkota

      Managing Director and Team Leader

      Mr. Prakash Chandra Devkota is an established name in the Tourism Sector in Nepal. He is a focused individual gifted with a brilliant mind. He is also hugely dedicated to social work. Born in the Gorkha district, a beautiful hilly region of Nepal, he first entered the tourism industry as a guide in 1997. He has gained extensive experience in almost all the trekking and climbing routes like Mera, Island, Lobuche and, Ama Dablam, etc.

      He registered Nepal Guides Treks & Expedition in 2009 AD. Due to his passion for adventure and efforts to provide quality personalized service to his clients, he has established himself as a successful tourism entrepreneur. He has dedicated most of his time working diligently to elevate the tourism industry and collected more than 15 years of experience in organizing trekking and expeditions in Nepal, Bhutan, and India. He believes in the power of the tourism industry and the employment opportunities that can be created through it. He constantly looks for innovative ways to run the company.

      Mr. Devkota has always been an avid practitioner of eco-friendly tourism and has always promoted environmental conservation throughout his career. He motivates his staff to embrace eco-friendly tourism through responsible tourism practices. He believes promoting eco-tourism will preserve natural resources and positively impact the environment.