Mera Peak Expedition

Duration: 19 Days

Mera Peak (6476 meters/21,247 feet) is one of the most popular peak climbing expeditions in Nepal, and rightfully so! If you want to summit a Himalayan peak, but do not have weeks to spend giving a shot at an 8000-meter peak, or if you simply do not know if you are ready for an 8000-meter peak, then the Mera Peak Expedition is perfect for you! From the glorious summit of Mera Peak, get jaw-dropping views of Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8481m), and Kanchenjunga (8586m), five of the six highest peaks in the world! It is an experience unlike any other. 

Not only does this package take you to one of the best mountain viewpoints in the world, it is also a world-class journey through the Solukhumbu (Everest) region of Nepal. Our itinerary is a little different because we fly to Phaplu instead of Lukla. Embarking on our foothill adventure, we pass from Sherpa village to Sherpa village, enjoying our time spent with the kind families. 

The day of trekking from Kothe to Taknak takes us out of the forest and officially into the pristine alpine wilderness. We ascend even depper into the majestic Hinku Valley. Our camp spot is high up, but our excitement and spirits are even higher. A night at Mera Peak Base Camp (High Camp) (5780m), leaves us awestruck. Nothing beats sleeping in a tent, safe from the brisk mountain breeze. During this time, we give you the lowdown on the climb, including how to use the gear and what to prepare yourself for. You have nothing to worry about, we guide you through the whole summit process before and during the ascent.

Brace yourself for a mind-blowing view from the summit of Mera Peak. You can not only see the massive peaks mentioned before, but also into the vast valleys beyond the mountains in Tibet and Nepal. You may just tear up upon seeing this heart-stopping panorama. Snap some photos and head back down to Lukla, with a natural buzz from a successful summit attempt. Fly back to Kathmandu and relax until your flight home! We hope to see you again for another amazing adventure in the Himalayas.  

You do not need mountaineering experience to take the Mera Peak Expedition. You need to be in good physical condition and most importantly, you should have a strong will and determination to make it to the summit. Please reach out to us if you are unsure whether you are fit for the adventure. Roar Himalaya Adventure arranges the expedition with full management. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions. 

Trip Highlights

  • Arriving the summit of Mera Peak (6476 meters/21,247 feet) with heart-stopping views of Mount Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8481m), and Kanchenjunga (8586m)
  • The lasting sense of accomplishment from summiting a Himalayan peak
  • Take the path less traveled from Phaplu to arrive to Mera Peak
  • Stay in awesome Sherpa family-owned teahouses on the way up
  • Camp out next to Mera Glacier and experience a pure Himalayan adventure


Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02:Expedition Briefing/Document Preparation.
  • Day 03:Fly to Phaplu (2413m), trek to Nunthala.
  • Day 04:Trek from Nunthala to Pangom (2850m).
  • Day 05:Trek from Pangom to Ningsowa (2900m).
  • Day 06:Trek from Ningsowa to Chhatra Khola (2800m).
  • Day 07:Trek from Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3691m), 6-7 hours.
  • Day 08:Trek from Kothe to Taknak (4358m), 3-4 hours.
  • Day 09:Trek from Taknak to Khare (5045m), 2-3 hours.
  • Day 10:Acclimatization and pre-climb training.
  • Day 11:Trek to Mera High Camp (5780m), 6-7 hours
  • Day 12:Summit Ascent (6461m), back to Khare, 9-10 hours.
  • Day 13:Reserved day for contingency.
  • Day 14:Trek down to Kothe.
  • Day 15:Trek to Thuli Kharka (4300m).
  • Day 16:Trek to Lukla (2840m).
  • Day 17:Fly back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 18:Free day in Kathmandu.
  • Day 19:Departure

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. A representative of Roar Himalaya Adventure heartily welcomes you at Tribhuvan International Airport and takes you to your hotel. Take a rest or wander around the winding streets of Kathmandu. In the evening, we give you the lowdown on your upcoming expedition. Overnight at hotel on B&B basis.
  • Day 02:Expedition Briefing/Document Preparation.We guide you through the process of taking care of getting the proper permits and documents necessary to summit Mera Peak. Then, we brief you on the protocol and procedure of summiting the peak. The anticipation is here! Overnight in hotel on B&B basis.
  • Day 03:Fly to Phaplu (2413m), trek to Nunthala.In the early morning, we take a flight from the Kathmandu domestic airport to the tiny airstrip at Phaplu in the Solukhumbu region. We grab our bags and start the trail, first moving through Ringmo. This charming Sherpa village has apple, peach, and apricot orchards scattered all around it. We have a lunch or snack before continuing forward to Nunthala. Overnight in teahouse lodge.
  • Day 04:Trek from Nunthala to Pangom (2850m).Have a tasty breakfast at the lodge in Nunthala and move up towards Pangong. The trail is wooded and full of fresh air. Enjoy the clean alpine air as we pass through quaint Sherpa villages. In the mid-afternoon, we arrive in Pangom with plenty of time to explore. Overnight in teahouse lodge.

  • Day 05:Trek from Pangom to Ningsowa (2900m).Continue up and onward today! Have a filling breakfast to give you the energy to hike up and down today. We trek through alpine forests of pine and other trees for a few hours and trek alongside raging rivers as well. If you have energy to spare after arriving in Ningsowa, we can take a little acclimatization hike into higher altitude. Overnight in teahouse lodge.
  • Day 06:Trek from Ningsowa to Chhatra Khola (2800m).Have a delicious breakfast in the morning. Then, follow the treacherous trail as it moves steeply up and down throughout the day. The dense rhododendron and bamboo forests give us some extra energy for today’s hike. After arriving in Chhatra Khola, check in at the guest house at rest. Overnight in teahouse lodge.
  • Day 07:Trek from Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3691m), 6-7 hours.Leaving Chhatra Khola, the trail heads towards the Hinku Valley, from where we get a splendid view of Mera Peak, a little motivation so stay strong and keep the excitement alive. Pass through Tashing Dingma and stop for a cup of tea if you’d like. A little further lies Kothe, today’s destination. Overnight in teahouse lodge.
  • Day 08:Trek from Kothe to Taknak (4358m), 3-4 hours.After breakfast, we start hiking along the Hinku River. Our eyes keep glacing up at Mera Peak, though we are always captivated by the beauty all around us. Trek slowly steadily uphill, as the altitude begins to affect us. Nearing the tree line, we feel as though we are truly in the mountains. Beyond Gondishung, we pass Lungsumgba Gompa, a several-hundred-year-old monastery. From there, a short jaunt brings us to Taknak. Overnight in teahouse lodge.
  • Day 09:Trek from Taknak to Khare (5045m), 2-3 hours. Proceeding from Thaknak, we walk on the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier toward Dig Kharka, with Charpate Himal in the distance. It is a steady ascent throughout the day. We move up the mouth of the Hinku Glacier and Shar Glacier before climbing up to Khare. Become awe-inspired when we reach, as we are exposed to our first views of the northern face of Mera Peak. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and exploring around Khare. Overnight in teahouse lodge.
  • Day 10:Acclimatization and pre-climb training.Spend the day exploring Khare and just getting used to the thin air. After breakfast, we give information on the logistics of the climb, explaining how to use the gear (i.e. ice axe, harness, crampons, etc.) and describing our route. Overnight in teahouse lodge.
  • Day 11:Trek to Mera High Camp (5780m), 6-7 hoursWe ascend to High Camp after breakfast. It’s a strenuous climb, but the breathtaking scenery distracts us from the difficulty. Upon reaching the snowline, we put on our crampons. After traversing the Mera La Pass en route, we trudge on and reach High Camp towards the end of this five-hour climb. We set up camp and mentally prepare for our final ascent. To add to the excitement, look up and around Everest, Makalu, and Cho Oyu looming high above. Overnight in a tented camp.
  • Day 12:Summit Ascent (6461m), back to Khare, 9-10 hours.Time to summit Mera Peak! Begin the climb around 1 in the morning, in the dark of night. As we are making our ascent, we see the first rays of sun hit the peaks around us. It is a sunrise you will never forget. The first section is not technical, but during the final ascent we use the fixed rope. At the summit, we have jaw-dropping views of including Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho Oyu (8210m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7855m), Chamlang (7319m), Baruntse (7129m) and many more. At the summit, we are on a natural high that can’t be described! We embrace each other and are full of smiles. After some time on the peak, we descend to High Camp, break down camp, and continue further to Khare. Overnight in teahouse lodge.

  • Day 13:Reserved day for contingency.Today is reserved in case weather or any obstacles have held us back on our journey.
  • Day 14:Trek down to Kothe.Take your time today. The hardest part is over and now we simply retrace our steps to Kothe. It is a short hike, so take time to enjoy and the lovely mountain ambience. Overnight in teahouse lodge.
  • Day 15:Trek to Thuli Kharka (4300m).Keep following the trail back to Lukla. Admire the last of the mountain views. We spend the day still full of glee from the summit ascent! Overnight in teahouse lodge.
  • Day 16:Trek to Lukla (2840m).After breakfast, spend the day descending to Lukla, the major entry point for the Everest region treks and expeditions. Celebrate the last night of the Mera Peak Expedition and have a good time! Overnight in teahouse lodge.
  • Day 17:Fly back to Kathmandu.Time to leave the magnificent Everest region, which will remain a special place for you. It is hard not to want to come back again after an amazing expedition. The morning flight takes us to Kathmandu, arriving in the morning. Spend the rest of the day exploring, buying some souvenirs, or resting. Overnight in hotel on B&B basis.
  • Day 18:Free day in Kathmandu.Spend the day relaxing and exploring the always-bustling city of Kathmandu. Nepal’s city is full of surprises and beauty. Let us know if you want any suggestions of what to do, or if you would like to have us as your guide for the day. Overnight in hotel on B&B basis.
  • Day 19:DepartureBefore your flight, we take you to the airport to say farewell. We hope you had a blast with us and we appreciate you choosing Roar Himalaya Adventure as your Mera Peak Expedition guide! We are looking forward to seeing you again.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport transfers before and after trek
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B plan as per itinerary
  • Domestic Airfare to Phaplu and from Lukla
  • Transportation to and from the trailhead as per itinerary
  • Accommodation at local teahouse lodges during the trek
  • All necessary permits
  • Experienced, government-authorized guide
  • Insurance and wage for guide and porters
  • Oxygen with regulator and mask for Emergency or Medical Purpose
  • Tent camping setup (sleeping tent, kitchen tent, toilet, etc.). 
  • Necessary climbing gear
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the expedition
  • Roar Himalaya Duffle Bag
  • First Aid Kit
  • Service charge and government taxes


Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Insurance (must cover rescue evacuation in case of emergency)
  • Meals and drinks in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)
  • Personal expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.

Trip Fact

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Technical Challenging
  • Trip Style: Peak Climbing
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge + Camping
  • Max Elevation: 6476 meters/21,247 feet