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  • Mera Peak (6461m), The highest Trekking Peak in Nepal

    Mera Peak (6461m), The highest Trekking Peak in Nepal

    Duration: 12 - 24 Days

    Mera Peak (6461m), The highest Trekking Peak in Nepal


General Info : Nestled in the edge of the scenic Khumbu Region, Mera peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal and offers a chance for an uncomplicated but scenic and challenging climb for those without previous peak climbing experience. This high altitude adventure requires a reasonable level of fitness as well we be climbing to high altitudes providing the best views of the Everest region and summit the 5,800 meter panoramic peak. This is an ideal way to take your trekking passion to the next level while viewing the worlds highest mountain peaks as you learn more about the regional cultures, terrain, lifestyle and peak climbing strategies with an experienced guide and porting staff.Location and Height :
Mera Peak is a mountain in the Mahalangur section, Barun sub-section of the Himalaya and administratively in Nepal's Sagarmatha Zone, Sankhuwasabha. At 6,476 metres (21,247 ft) it is classified as a trekking peak. It contains three main summits: Mera North, 6,476 metres (21,247 ft); Mera Central, 6,461 metres (21,198 ft); and Mera South, 6,065 metres (19,898 ft), as well as a smaller "trekking summit", visible as a distinct summit from the south but not marked on most maps of the region.The height of Mera is often given as 6,654 metres (21,831 ft), and claimed to be the highest trekking peak.


Climbing History : The region was first explored extensively by British expeditions in the early 50s before and after the ascent of Everest. Members of those teams included Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Eric Shipton and George Lowe.[3]
The first ascent of Mera Central was on May 20, 1953 by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing (who was known by the nickname The Foreign Sportsman).] Roberts was heavily involved in establishing the trekking industry in Nepal in the early 1960s. He was posthumously awarded the "Sagarmatha (Everest) National Award" by the government in May 2005.
Mera North is believed to have first been climbed by the French climbers Marcel Jolly, G. Baus and L. Honills in 1975, though some sources state that it was climbed on 29 October 1973 and the climbers included L. Limarques, Ang Lhakpa and two other Sherpas.
In 1986 Mal Duff and Ian Tattersall made the first ascent of the south west pillar. The route is approximately 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) in length and graded at ED inf. The approach to the base of the pillar is extremely exposed to serac fall.
In September 2017, Hari Budha Magar summited Mera Peak, in doing so he became the first ever double above-knee amputee to climb a mountain over 6,000m in altitude.


Climbing routes : The standard route from the north involves high-altitude glacier walking. The west and south faces of the peak offer more difficult technical routes. Mera Peak provides the 360-degree panoramic views of 5 world highest mountains over 8000m: Mount Everest(8848m), Kangchenjunga(8586m), Lhotse(8516m), Makalu(8485m) and Cho Oyu(8201m) as well as many other peaks of Khumbu Region.For experienced climbers it is a technically straightforward ascent, the main hurdle being proper acclimatization to the high altitude. These reasons make Mera Peak a very popular destination,


Technical Part: . Mera Peak is known to be one of the highest climbing peaks of Nepal. It is not a difficult climb at an extreme altitude of 6,461m (21,190ft.) except for the final summit of 100m/328ft. with a steep that needs to be climbed vertically. Mera Peak climbing is a great introduction to high altitude climbing and the most appropriate practice climb before attempting for other challenging mountain expeditions. Getting to the base camp of Mera Peak all the way from Lukla on a regular trekking trail is, in fact the hard part. It is on the trekking segment where you must be ready to deal with tiresome days of hiking for several days and keeping yourself in a good shape and tackle with altitude sickness as well.


Best Time to Be : It is possible to climb Mera Peak all through the year although summer time is not recommended as it is also the monsoon period. However, spring and fall seasons are considered to be the best and most suitable time of the year for any climbing journey in the Himalayas. September through November is the fall season, also called autumn, and the temperatures are moderate and weather tends to be very clear. March through early June is the spring season and also the busiest climbing season of the year in Nepal. Mera Peak can also be attempted during the winter, but the extreme cold around this time could be hazardous for climbers who are not experienced enough to tackle the altitude as well as the biting cold.

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Activities: Peak Climbing
  • Duration: 14 - 21 Days
  • Region: Khumbu
  • Max. Altitude: 6461m
  • Best Season: Spring / Summer / Autumn
  • Group Size: 02+ Pax


Option 1 14 Days Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary

Take the shortest route to climb Mera Peak. This 14 days' itinerary is the shortest Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary. just in the third night in Nepal you will pass the 4600 meter Zatrwa La pass . this is an ideal options those who have previously done some Treks in high Himalayas to get an idea of the trails and mountains.

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) Transfer to Hotel

Day 2 : Fly to Lukla and trek to Chutanga (3,100m/11,482ft) Duration: 35 minutes flight, 4-5 hours trek

Day 3 : Trek from Chutanga to Thuli Kharka (4,300m/14,107ft) via Zatrwa La (4,600m/15,092ft) Walking distance – 5-6 hours

Day 4 : Trek from Thuli Kharka to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft) Walking Distance: 6-7 hours

Day 5 : Trek from Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft) Walking Distance: 3-4 hours

Day 6 : Trek from Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft)Walking Distance: 2-3 hours

Day 7 : At Khare – Acclimatization Day and pre-climb training

Day 8 : Trek from Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft)Walking Distance: 5-6 hours

Day 9 : Summit Mera Peak (6,461m/21,1907ft) and trek to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft) Walking Distance: 10-12 hours

Day 10 : Trek from Khare to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft) Walking Distance: 4-5 hours

Day 11 : Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4,300m/14,107ft) Walking Distance: 6-7 hours

Day 12: Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft) via Zatrwa La Pass (4,600m/15,092ft) Walking Distance: 5-6 hours

Day 13 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 14 : Depart Kathmandu

Option 2 18 Days Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary

The usual route to Mera Peak is directly via the Zatra La Pass, but our we follow the route that heads south from Lukla and up the beautiful Hinku Valley and later return via Zatra La pass. Following this route has a few advantages. We not only pass through the beautiful Nepalese wilderness but also through quaint villages which will give us a glimpse into the rich culture of the locals. Additionally, since the route is longer, it’s better for acclimatization.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350m/4,429ft

Day 2 : Kathmandu: trip preparation 1,350m/4,429ft

Day 3 : Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok) 2,800m/9,187ft ( Hiking 5-6 Hours)

Day 4 : Paiya to Panggom 2,846m/9,338ft ( Hiking 5-6 Hours)

Day 5 : Panggom to Ningsow 2,863m/9,394ft ( Hiking 4-5 Hours)

Day 6 : Ningsow to Chhatra Khola 2,800m/9,187ft ( Hiking 7-8 Hours)

Day 7 : Chhatra Khola to Kothe 3,691m/12,110ft Hiking: 6-7 hrs

Day 8 : Kothe to Thaknak Maximum 4,358m/14,299ft Hiking: 3-4 hrs

Day 9 : Thaknak to Khare 5,045m/16,553ft Hiking: 2-3 hrs

Day 10 : Khare: Acclimatization and pre climb training 5,045m/16,553ft

Day 11 : Khare to Mera High Camp 5,780m/18,964ft Climbing: 6-7 hrs

Day 12 : Mera High Camp to Summit and back to Khare Climbing: 8-9 hrs 6,461m/21,199ft

Day 13 : Reserve Day for Contingency 5,045m/16,553ft

Day 14 : Khare to Kothe 3,691m/12,110ft Hiking: 4-5 hrs

Day 15 : Kothe to Thuli Kharka 4,300m/14,108ft Hiking: 5-6 hrs

Day 16 : Thuli Kharla to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass 4,600m/15,093ft Hiking: 6-7 hrs

Day 17 : Fly to Kathmandu 1,350m/4,429ft Flight: 40 min

Day 18 : Final departure

Option 3 24 Days Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary

The climb of Mera comes at the end of a week-long trekking and acclimatization programme designed to give you the best possible chance of an enjoyable yet successful journey. This will be your Ideal first Himalayan climb while Challenge yourself at altitude at Nepal’s highest trekking peak taking enough time ,

Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu 1,350m/4,429ft

Day 2 : Gear checks and sightseeing in Kathmandu 1,350m/4,429ft

Day 3 :Fly to Lukla (2,860m/9,383ft), trek to Paiyu (2,750m/9,020ft)

Day 4 :Trek to Panggom (2,800m/9,815ft)

Day 5: Trek to Najing Dingma (2,820m/9,250ft)

Day 6 :Cross the Surke La (3,030m/9,940ft) and continue to Cholem Kharka (3,550m/11,645ft)

Day 7 :Rest Day/Acclimatisation hike

Day 8 :Trek to Khola Kharka (4,200m/13,800ft)

Day 9 :To Khote (3,700m/12,140ft)

Day 10 :Trek to Tangnag (4,250m/13,940ft)

Day 11 : Rest day/Acclimatisation hike

Day 12: To Mera Base Camp / Khare (4,800m/15,750ft)

Day 13 : Acclimatisation and fixed ropes training day

Day 14 : Climb to High Camp (5,800m/19,030ft)

Day 15 : Summit bid (6,476m/21,246ft), return to Base Camp (4,800m/15,750ft)

Day 16 : Contingency day

Day 17 : Trek to Khote (3,700m/12,140ft)

Day 18: Trek to Thaktor (4,200m/13,800ft)

Day 19 : Trek to Thuli Kharka (4,450m/14,600ft)

Day 20: Trek to Chutanga via Zatrwa La Pass (4,600m/15,100ft)

Day 21: Trek to Lukla

Day 22 :Contingency day in Lukla

Day 23 : Fly Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 24 : Depart Kathmandu - Trip ends

Plz ask us for the detail Itinerary of our several Mera Peak Options if you need them. Our Team will be glad to share more info on the itinerary and the trail it covers. we are trying to offer different plans to cover every ones unique requirement in this Mera Peak climbing . A s a local company we assure you to provide the best deal . write us an email at npvillage@gmail.com for more info directly for any inquiry.


Plz Contact us Directly in our email NPVILLAGE@GMAIL.COM   for prices of our 3 different itinerary and offers for Mera Peak Climbing . We have a special deal for post covid time in our several himalayan packages that defiantley includes Mera Peak Climbing.  We look foreward to hear your comments .


  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and departure taxes
  • Accommodations in Kathmandu in Breakfast and Bed basis (Plz let us know what category hotels do you prefer)
  • Teahouse/Lodge and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing session
  • Three times meals in Mountain: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary program by private vehicles
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking climbing and trekking leader (guide), cook, assistant climbing leader, Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter), other helpers as per requirement for the climbing section including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits & Climbing permits
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Good Karma Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map
  • Group Mountaineering climbing and camping equipment for climbing part high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for camping and kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, kitchen equipments
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • All government and local taxes


  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Trip Note

Travellers Reviews

Richard Corbett
3 weeks ago -

From the moment we stepped outside Kathmandu airport we knew we were in good hands. Raj and his professional team had taken care of everything. Our trek to Everest Base Camp is one we will remember for a long time. From accomodation, to meals, guide and porters. Everything went smoothly. Even the tricky weather in Lukla didn't hold us up too much. The tour of Kathmandu was great and we especially enjoyed the opening dinner that Raj planned for us.

I highly recommend Good Karma Trekking.

We are planing to return to Nepal and trek the Annapurna Circuit. We will definitely book with Raj and Good Karma Trekking again.

Agata Wilk
3 weeks ago -

Best travel agency, very helpful and friendly staff. They offer great possibilities for trekking, excursions, help take care of all permits. Great company, wonderful trip, friendship for life. I would recommend!

Grant Jasiunas
2 years ago -

Booked my first trip to Nepal with Good Karma after some recommendations on Tripadvisor. From my first email I was impressed with the level of attention I received and how flexible they were (something I couldn't get with several other other companies I and contacted). Had a great trip including sightseeing in Kathmandu and trekking to Everest base camp, and everything went extremely smoothly (except for the weather). Just returned from my second trip there and already planning my third. Its an amazing country, and Raj and the Good Karma team made it a great experience. Happy to answer any questions people have.

Jim Duff
2 years ago -

Kind, attentive, honest, dedicated attention is awaiting on your travels with Good Karma. I went to the Everest Base Camp(14 days), Bhutan (4 days) and the Chitwan game preserve (3 days) with them and was very well treated at a great price.

I recommend them for travel in Nepal under reliable conditions.

I will be glad to answer any inquiries on their subject.

Laxmi Prasad Kandel
a year ago -

A perfect travel partner on the foothills of Hiamalayas. I can proudly recommend my near and dear to Good Karma. Thanks a lot Good karma for excellent services on our trek.

Hexe Ella
2 years ago -

I have traveled in many countries, but my experience in Nepal was special, thanks to Raj and his team who organized the exceptional way to all desired goals in this expedition which I had in Nepal and Tibet this autumn. I hope with all my heart to revisit again because I really miss Nepal. I started learning Hindi language since a few days.

So, Raj, Biji, I feel like I will visit you again! There are a lot of places that I have not seen yet! GOOD KARMA TREKKING is the best Agency for me!

Lauren Hsu
2 years ago -

Raj was knowledgeable and more than accommodating during our travels. We used Good Karma Trekking to book a trek to Annapurna, do white water rafting, and visit the elephants. It was one of the best trips I've had in my life and I've been to over 50 countries now. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is traveling to Nepal and seeking a professional and friendly travel agency

Samuel Quiroga
2 years ago -

BOOKING WITH KARMA: I booked a one-person tour to the Annapurna Circuit during the off season in August. During my inquiries with various trekking companies, Raj from Good Karma replied promptly and was always making sure that my needs were met before, during and after the trek. He was very flexible with whatever mode of transportation I desired to use even if it was just a couple of days in advance (including a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu with two days notice) . THE TOUR: The tour itself was amazing. True, the Annapurna Circuit can be done with no guide. But Raj provide me with none other than a Sherpa guide would allowed for easy communication with locals and got the best rooms and meals in all the lodges. He also knew where the shortcuts are and made sure my safety was a priority (specially with altitude sickness). TRANSPORTATION : Always keep in mind that Nepal is not the most developed nation in terms of infrastructure and road systems. I highly recommend getting a private vehicle. The drivers that Raj provides are some of the best I've seen even though they drive like maniacs. I felt relatively safe compared to a tourist bus/local bus. These are worse and the safety standards are very low OVERALL: I highly recommend this tour company. Make sure you communicate with Raj constantly so he knows what your needs are.

Paul Greco
2 years ago -

Had an unforgettable experience trekking the Annapurna Circuit with Good Karma in 2012. Nabraj and his team are knowledgable, passionate and great hosts, and are genuine in providing the best experience possible. They went above and beyond to cater to our interests and provided outstanding hospitality. Nabraj has become a good friend since, we are regularly in touch and I look forward to joining Good Karma on a trek again soon!

Razvan Marc
2 years ago -

I worked with Good Karma Trekking a few years ago when they organized a trip through Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan for me and a group of almost 30 people. They were the best choice for our trip. The hotels they booked, the accommodation, the vehicles used for our transportation were all top class. Raj and his team really know their country (and the neighboring countries) and are able to custom made programs that suit each and every individual on a group, no matter the size. We particularly enjoyed the trips around Kathmandu valley, up to Nagarkot, down in the jungle in Chitwan and resting at the foot of Anapurna in Pokhara. Raj even organized some trips that were not in the initial schedule and which were greatly appreciated - for instance the visit to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu.

I was also on the group that took a tour of Tibet with Good Karma Trekking. Everything went smooth, from crossing the border into China to altering the program so we could stay at a lower altitude when some of our colleagues felt sick.

For all of us on that trip Raj also became a good friend and we kept in touch ever since.

Whenever I hear someone thinking of visiting Nepal I always recommend Good Karma Trekking. I am also sure that next time myself and any other member of the group would want to go to the Himalayan region Good Karma Trekking would be our first choice.

Good job, Good Karma Trekking!

Dj Hewey
2 years ago -

I went on a one month trip to Nepal with Good Karma Trekking, and I must say it was really amazing! Well worth the time and the cost of traveling there! Part of what made my experience so wonderful was the guide that I had. His name is Raj Ghimire, and he is the sole proprietor of GOOD KARMA TREKKING LTD. He is a truly honest guy, with a very kind heart, and I believe that he would give you the BEST Nepal experience, no matter where in the country you want to travel. When my friends and I were over there, he treated us like family (no, I'm not exaggerating), and I still stay in touch with him. His rates are GREAT too! And if you need porters, tea house reservations, or a personal driver to show you Kathmandu or Chitwan Park, he did ALL of these arrangements for us.

Go with Raj, he will take care of you!

Marina Vasile
2 years ago -

This was literally the best experience I've had with a travel company anywhere in the world. They are efficient, culturally smart and very friendly. They even went out of their way to help with issues that were not necessarily part of our contract. I will definitely trust them to organize any trip for me in the future.

mike francey
3 years ago -

Good Karma organized everything for my trip including city tours, travel, hotels and trekking. They were very professional and helpful creating a trip that included what i wanted to see and not just the standard itinerary. The owner Raj even helped bargain for lower prices on souvenirs and trekking equipment while i was in Kathmandu. He also showed me some of his favorite restaurants and some of the local specialties and offered me some wild honey from his home town. The trek went great and the guide was very knowledgeable about the trails and flora and fauna of the himalayas. I have done a trip with abovethehimalays before and the service and price of Good Karma was much better. I would suggest this company to anyone looking for an authentic experience.

Szilágyi Palkó Pál
2 years ago -

We had a great experience with Good Karma Trekking in Kathmandu, Nepal. Raj, the owner of the company, was very helpful. He has an excellent knowledge about the Kathmandu area, and generally about Nepal. He is more than a usual travel agency, passionate about his work, and about promoting the Nepal sights. I am sure that we will use his services again when we return to Nepal, hopefully soon.

Bijaya Ghimire
2 years ago -
Your Good Karma always brings you upto Good Karma trekking. Leave everything on their hand and simply discover your Good Karma. They are perfect to plan your Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan program.
Michel Wasylyszyn
2 years ago -

I met Raj in Kathmandu through a mutual friend and I've been amazed by his hospitality and generosity. They gave me all the informations I needed about the transportation, treks and more! Thank you for your kindness and your support and I really hope to meet you again! Cheers

Melissa John
2 years ago -

Fantastic experience with Good Karma Trekking. Always keen to help and to make sure you are well taken care of in Nepal. Would not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family!

2 years ago -

I was In Nepal last year and I really enjoyed the time. I must say that the service offered by Good Karma Trekking is excellent. I would recommend it to all, if you went to Nepal.

Alvin Obed
2 years ago -

I used Good Karma Trekking for a first trip to Nepal in Nov 2011 and from the moment of contact the trip went very smoothly. I would highly recommend this company and would be happy to be contacted independently to provide a review.

Oleg D
2 years ago -

A good company, thoroughly recommended. Their 16 day tour is ideal for first time visitors. Reasonably priced tours.

Naoise Hart
5 years ago -

Went to the Everest Base Campo with them its was fantastic

Daniel San Martín
2 years ago -

En 2012 tuve el agrado de conocer a Nabraj Ghimire en Katmandú. Su ayuda en una país desconocido me sirvió de mucho. Es una persona honesta y desinteresada que realiza su trabajo con vocación.

Yongin Kwon
2 years ago -

믿을만한 친구가하는 일입니다. 네팔에서 가격차이 그리 심하지 않습니다. 가장 싼 곳을 찾기보다, 안전함과 신뢰도, 그리고 만족도를 높이세요. :) It's great to do the trekking nad!!! :)

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