Mera Peak Trek Cost and Itinerary

23 Feb 2024 Peak Climbing Nepal

Mera Peak Trek Cost and Itinerary

Mera Peak trek and climb is an adventurous journey to the highest trekking peak in the Himalayas. Captivating Mera Peak in the Khumbu region stands majestically at an elevation of 6,476 meters/21,247 feet. This trekking peak is the best option for beginner mountaineers to experience the high-altitude trek accompanied by the introductory mountain climb. The summit of Mera Peak rewards you with the breathtaking panorama of the majestic Everest region Himalayas like Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and many more.

The cost of the Mera Peak Climbing Package ranges between US$ 2,000 and US$ 2,800. The Mera Peak cost (trekking and climbing) is affected by numerous factors, such as the trekking routes, duration of the journey, services provided throughout the trip, and many more. The overall package costs also depend on the group size of the trekkers. If you are a big group, then you can trek on the discounted package rates. The essentialities of the journey include food, accommodation, guides, porters, permits, transportation, etc. In addition, trekking and climbing gear, equipment, travel insurance, etc., are also required for a successful adventure.

Peak Climbing Nepal offers a comprehensive Mera Peak climbing package starting from US $ 2,555 per person. The package cost of 17 days Mera Peak journey includes the cost of transportation (ground and air), accommodation (hotel stay at Kathmandu for four days, teahouse and camping during the trek), trekking and climbing permits, guides, porters, meals, climbing gear, and equipment, first aid kits, etc. Our standard Mera Peak Climbing itinerary of 17 days can be customized according to your needs and preferences. Also, we make a free cancellation of the package in case of unforeseen happenings if provided with valid reasons.

What Can Increase the Overall Mera Peak Trek Cost?

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Your trekking approach mainly determines the total cost of the Mera Peak journey. If you wish for a luxurious travel, you need to pay additional charges. For example, you have to pay more for a private room and access modern amenities during the remote trekking journey. Internet connections, charging devices, and hot showers are available only at added costs. However, adjusting to basic teahouse accommodations, renting gear instead of purchasing, etc., assists in keeping the Mera Peak Trek cost at a minimum.

Communication during your journey also plays a necessary role in increasing the overall cost. It is important to keep in touch with your friends and family members. You also need to stay in close contact with the trekking and expedition crew for assistance in case of accidents and emergencies. However, the Mera Peak trekking regions do not have mobile network coverage. Although some places provide telephone and satellite phone communication, they will charge you the extra cost per minute. So, it is essential to have sufficient money to experience the services and comfort while trekking in the high-altitude Himalayan regions.

Also, personal expenses like shopping, laundry, and purchase of souvenirs, toiletries, etc., account significantly for determining the Mera Peak Trek cost. If you spend heavily on personal preference items, then certainly the cost will rise.

Permit Cost of Mera Peak Trek and Climb.

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The costs of required permits for Mera Peak Trek are –

Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS Card) – NPR 2,000.

Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit – NPR 3,000

Pasang Lhamu Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit – US$ 20 – 25.

The Mera Peak climbing cost greatly depends on the time of the year. Here is the cost of the Mera Peak climb at different months/seasons.

Autumn (September to November) – US$ 250

Spring (March to May) – US$ 125

Summer/Monsson (June to August) – US$ 70

Winter (December to February) – US$ 70

Mera Peak Trek Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport and Stay in the Hotel.

Kathmandu elevation: 1,400 meters/4,600 feet.

Once you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative staff will transfer you to your hotel by driving in a private vehicle. After hotel check-in, you can rest for some time and join the pre-briefing session at our office. Here, you will be provided with every bit of the journey details. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program and enjoy the taste of delicious local meals.

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour at Kathmandu and preparation for the Mera Peak Journey.

On the second day, you will have an optional city tour of Kathmandu, riding in the comfort of a private vehicle. You will visit some important historical and cultural heritage sites in the city under the guidance of our experienced local guide. After a short excursion, you will return to th hotel and make any last-minute preparations for the upcoming journey of the Mera Peak.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and Trek to Chhuthang.

Lukla’s elevation: 2,860 meters/9,383 feet.

Chhuthang elevation: 3,100 meters/10,170 feet.

We will catch an early morning flight from Kathmandu to reach Lukla. After enjoying a 35-minute thrilling flight, our trekking journey begins towards Chhuthang Village. Traversing the traditional villages, rhododendrons, and pine forests, the enchanting trekking trails follow the Dudh Koshi Riverbed to reach Chhuthang. Chhuthang is a summer pasture land with teahouses/lodges, where we stay overnight.

Day 04: Chhuthang to Tuli Kharka Trek crossing Zatrawala Pass.

Thuli Kharka elevation: 4,200 meters/13,780 feet

Zatrawala Pass elevation: 4,600 meters/15,092 feet

Begin by trekking along the forested trails of pine and rhododendrons to climb a steep uphill that takes you to the Zatrwala Pass at 4,600 meters/15,092 feet. Enjoy the breathtaking Himalayan view from the top of Zatrawala Pass and make a descent to Thuli Kharka. During your downward journey, you will pass the pasture lands and barren terrains to reach another big pasture land with several teahouses, Thuli Kharka.

Day 05: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe.

Kothe elevation: 3,600 meters/11,811 feet

Bid farewell to Thuli Kharka and descend on the trail along the bank of the Hinku River. You will encounter rugged and rocky trails that lead to the enchanting forests of pine and rhododendrons. After passing villages like Chterwa and Tashing Ongma, a gradual climb takes you to Kothe.

Day 06: Kothe to Thangnak Trek.

Thagnak elevation: 4,700 meters/15,420 feet

Start this day of trek walking along the riverbed of Hinku Khola beneath the canopy of Mera Peak. We will pass the Gondishung (summer settlement of herders) and Lungsumgba Gompa to reach our destination, Thangnak. Thangnak is grazing land for herders during summer, and it has a handful of teahouses where we stay for a night.

Day 07: Reach Khare from Thangnak.

Khare elevation: 5,045 meters/16,550 feet

From Thangnak, make an ascend towards Khare, enjoying the spectacular scenery at the foothills of the towering Himalayas. Khare is the final village leading towards Mera Peak, which approaches by passing the Dig Kharka Village. End this day of trekking, making a steep ascent on inclined mountainous trails to reach Khare for the overnight stay.

Day 08: Rest and Acclimatize at Khare.

On this acclimatization day, you can rest, rejuvenate, and explore the surroundings of Khare Village. Also, you will get instruction and guidance on the climbing trails from your guides. Review the gear and do some light warm-up exercises to prepare for the next day of the Mera Peak High Camp journey.

Day 09: Khare to Mera High Camp.

High Camp elevation: 5,800 meters/19,029 feet.

Trekking from Khare to Mera Peak High Camp is a scenic journey. Initially, you will cross the glacier moraines and make a descent to Mera Peak Base camp. After that, make a gradual climb towards the High Camp, enjoying the fantastic close-range vistas of the towering Himalayas. We will spend a night at the High Camp (5,800 meters) in a tented camp.

Day 10: Reserve day in case of bad weather.

Once we are in the Mera Peak High Camp, we will take a reserve day in the happenings of bad weather and also acclimatize to the high-altitude environment. The weather in the Himalayan region is unpredictable and fluctuates a lot. So, it is always better to prepare with contingencies plans. You can spend this day resting, exploring, and preparing for the summit push of Mera Peak.

Day 11: Summit Mera Peak and descend to Khare.

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Mera Peak elevation: 6,476 meters/21,247 feet.

On this day, we will make an early morning move to climb the Mera Peak summit. This is to reach the summit at a slow and relaxed pace and before the midday wind strikes the journey. Moving higher into the thinning air and navigating the final few challenges of climbs, you will get to the top of the stunning Mera Peak. After enjoying your peak top moment and celebrating the victory, retrace your footsteps back to the High Camp and take a short rest. Again, descend down to Khare for the overnight stay.

Day 12: Trek back from Khare to Kothe.

Trek from Khare to Kothe, following the trail of crossing the Thagnak Village in-between. After reaching Kothe, you can spend the rest of the time in teahouses, enjoying the taste of local meals and a victorious celebration.

Day 13: Trek from Kothe to Tuli Kharka.

We will retrace our way back to the stops we primarily stayed during the journey. While returning to Thuli Kharka, we pass several chortens and shrines, cross the river tributaries, and walk various uphill and downhill sections. Upon reaching this day’s destination, you can have a cozy teahouse retreat.

Day 14: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrawala Pass.

On this day, we cross the Zatrawala Pass one more time. You can get to see the views thoroughly that could have been missed during the earlier crossing. From the pass, make a cautious descent, and once you finish crossing it, a beautiful Lukla Village comes into view. In Lukla, we will have a nice dinner with all the crew members at the completion of our Mera Peak trekking and climbing journey.

Day 15: Flight to Kathmandu from Lukla and transfer to hotel.

Today, we will fly back to Kathmandu by catching an early morning flight from Lukla. Upon reaching Kathmandu, our staff will comfortably transfer you to your hotel. In the hotel, you can rest and reflect on this adventurous journey.

Day 16: Free Leisure Day at Kathmandu.

This is your free day in the capital city. You can stroll around the busy markets and cultural sites to buy souvenirs, or you can explore your place of interest in the valley. Our guide will accompany you on a leisurely day exploration of the city. In the evening, we will host a farewell dinner program to have a nice and successful ending to the journey.

Day 17: International departure from Kathmandu.

This is your final day in Nepal. Bid a good farewell and be ready to head back to your home country. Our airport representative member will drop you off at the airport for your international departure as per your flight schedule. Have a nice journey ahead.

Beyond this 17-day trekking and climbing itinerary, we also have a short Mera Peak trekking package.

How Difficult is the Mera Peak Journey?

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The journey of the Mera Peak is moderately difficult, with a mix of challenging and rewarding experiences. You can get the rare opportunity to explore the pristine Khumbu region during the trekking journey and get over the summit of the stunning six thousander Himalayan peak in a single travel.

While soaking into the wilderness of the region, you get to walk along the off-the-beaten trails that are rugged and rough. Ascending and descending trails over the uneven mountainous terrains with steep sections add challenge to the journey. Each day of around 5-7 hours of walking on remote Himalayan trails is draining and tiring. These adventurous trails are difficult to navigate as you require sound health with strong physical fitness and endurance capability.

Again, to reach the Mera Peak summit, you must first navigate the steep sections of ice and snow. If you have a basic understanding of mountaineering equipment and climbing experience, it will be advantageous for an easy and smooth climbing journey. Being a semi-technical peak, Mera Peak is classified as Alpine-grade PD.

The climb of this peak requires some fundamental climbing devices, like ice axes, crampons, harnesses, etc., to pass through the tough sections. Finally, standing atop Mera Peak, you can heartfully gaze upon the sweeping view of stunning snow-covered mountain peaks. By now, you could have felt a profound sense of accomplishment for successfully conquering the highest trekking peak in the Himalayas.

Is Travel Insurance Required for Mera Peak Climb?

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Travel insurance is vital for the Mera Peak Climb and any other high-altitude Himalayan adventures. Trekking around remote mountain regions can encounter you with accidents and emergencies. Due to remoteness and difficult geographical structures, you cannot have quick access to roads and medical services. So, travel insurance is necessary, which takes care of uncertain happenings like trip cancellation, travel delay, loss of baggage, medical coverage, etc

Travel insurance serves as your security, which ensures compensation in case of unfortunate loss. With travel insurance, you can embark and continue on your journey with no worries. It is advisable to get comprehensive travel insurance that covers emergency helicopter rescue. You can have an assured journey because of the insurance that handles anything bad that may happen.

When is Good to Go For the Mera Peak Trek?

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Spring and Autumn are the best seasons for going on any Himalayan adventure, including the Mera Peak. Spring is the pre-monsoon season with three beautiful months: March, April, and May. Temperature starts to rise gradually from March, and you can experience a warm and comfortable daytime trekking. On the other hand, the onset of spring brings floral bloom everywhere in the mountainous surroundings.

Moreover, in April, the climate all sets in, and the blossoms of rhododendrons and wildflowers are at their peak. The spring journey of Mera Peak is the odyssey of trekking under the shade of heavily blooming Himalayan flowers. The colorful scenery and sweet aroma of these vibrant flowers lure the trekkers. Walking over the dry and clean trails while marveling at the beauty of nature and the Himalayas is a great experience.

Autumn is the post-monsoon season, with September, October, and November. During the first few weeks of September, there can be precipitation, but gradually, the days start to become brighter, warmer, and longer. You can trek along the fresh/rain-washed Himalayan landscapes. Stable and pleasant weather with milder temperatures favors a delightful trekking adventure. Clear and open skies offer the best mountain views with no obstruction of snow, rain, fog, clouds, etc. You can have a sharp and thorough observation of the majestic mountains and distant scenery due to enhanced visibility in the atmosphere.

How are Food and Drinks in the Mera Region?

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The food items you can expect during the teahouse/lodge stays are the typical meals like dal bhat, fresh vegetables, potato, pasta, eggs, Tibetan bread, Thukpa, noodles and mushroom soup, chicken and mutton items, etc. For drinks, you can get a variety of hot and cold drinks like tea, coffee, fresh fruit juices, canned juice, milk, etc.

Likewise, the camping foods include most of the packaged items like oatmeal, peanut butter, pancakes, tuna/chicken packets, canned beans, sandwich meat, dried fruits and vegetables, trail mix, energy bars, etc. For drinks, you will have tea and coffee (carried in instant coffee/tea bags), dried soups, etc.

What About the Accommodation?

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There are several luxurious hotels in Kathmandu with modern amenities, from which we will choose one for your comfortable stay. Your four days’ accommodation in Kathmandu will be at a standard Hotel with a BB (Bed and Breakfast) plan. You can also select a hotel of your preference, and we will be pleased to make your reservations.

Accommodations during the Mera Peak trekking journey are simple teahouse stays. You will get the sharing room with two to three beds. Each bed comes with a set of pillows, warm blankets, and comfortable mattresses. While some provide attached bathrooms, most of them have shared toilets and bathrooms. Also, a private room can be arranged in payment of the extra charge.

The next will be the camping accommodations, where you will be sleeping under a tented camp. Our camping staff will set up the camp at a strategic location from where you can heartfully marvel at the surrounding Himalayan giants. Likewise, our kitchen staff will cook and serve you delicious camping meals.

What to Pack for the Mera Peak Adventure?

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Trekking Gear

  • Trekking poles, trekking boots, a headlamp with spare batteries, light hiking shoes, sleeping bag.

Climbing Gear

  • Climbing helmets and boots, crampons, harnesses, ice axes, climbing ropes.

Items of Clothing

  • Brimmed and woolen hats, UV-protected sunglasses, flexible trekking pants, lightweight jackets, down jackets, liner, and insulated gloves, mitten/climbing gloves, liner, and woolen socks, thermal tops, and shorts, short/long-sleeved t-shirts, etc.

Documents

  • Visa, permits, travel insurance

Travel Items

  • Water bottle, smartphone, camera, first aid kit, etc.

Miscellaneous Items

  • Water purification tablets/drops
  • Books
  • Toiletries and personal hygiene items (lip balm, suncream – high SPF, tissue paper, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, nail clippers, etc.)

Pack all these essential items for the Mera Peak journey, no matter what time of year it is. This is because the high-altitude Himalayan weather and temperature change rapidly, and you may encounter adverse conditions. Packing all the necessary things helps to overcome challenging situations.

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How to Pack?

An understanding of not just packing but proper packing of all the essential items while still maintaining a manageable weight is important. Good packing upgrades the trek/climb safety and convenience. To pack efficiently, you can use packing cubes, which optimizes the backpack space. Evenly distribute the weight to maintain balance while carrying your backpack. Likewise, packing items in easy pockets that demand quick access, like snacks, energy bars, rain gear, water bottles, etc, is a wise approach.

Is the Last-minute Booking of Mera Peak Possible?

Advance booking of the trips is always advisable for any journey to be smooth and easy. However, we accept the last-minute booking of the Mera Peak for any interested trekkers/climbers. Booking can be done until a day prior to the start of the journey. You can book the Mera Peak trekking/climbing package directly by calling or filling out the online on our website. Alternatively, you can also email or message us at our company number. However, booking the trek at the last minute requires 100 % payment of the Mera Peak Climbing cost. This is to secure your booking and also to arrange the permits and required logistics quickly.

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