• Duration

      21 days

    • Group

      16 Pax

    • Difficulty

      Moderate To Strenous

    • Accommodation

      Hotel / Lodge

    • Season

      All Season

Mera Peak stands 6654 meters high and is considered one of the major, most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. It lies in the Khumbu Himalayan Range. The trail winds amongst forests of pine and rhododendrons in this remote and uninhabited valley leading to the alpine Environment of Mera Base Camp. The Peak itself rises to the south of Everest. The ascent of the peak is technically straightforward, however heavy snow and maze of crevasses can make our journey a longer way to summit.

Besides the charm of climbing Mera Peak, the trek to base camp from Lukla is rewarding to experience rare unspoilt regions of Nepal with densely forested hillsides.


  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

    Upon arriving at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be received by our airport representatives who will warmly greet you and transfer to the hotel on a private tourist vehicle. We provide 3-star accommodation in the city and we arrange for a trip briefing with dinner in the evening.

  • Day 2
    Visit old town of Kathmandu

    A professional guide and vehicle are provided for a day of sightseeing in and around Kathmandu city. We visit some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city along with other interesting cultural monuments that dot the valley. These include Boudhanath Stupa (the largest Buddhist shrines in the world), Pashupatinath (the holiest Hindu temple in the world), Durbar Squares (Palaces and fortresses of medieval Kings), along with other popular cultural attractions. We get to observe the lifestyle of Nepalese people, holy sadhus and monks, fascinating history as well as awe-inspiring architecture.

  • Day 3
    Fly to Lukla. Trek to Poyang

    Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the airport in Kathmandu for a scenic 30-minute flight to Lukla. The airport guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610m). Follow the path on the south side of the airstrip and descend steeply for half an hour before meeting the main trade route coming up from the south to the Khumbu. Continue descent to Sarke before climbing up to the Chitok La. Some more up and down before arriving at a good campsite at Poyang.

  • Day 4
    Trek from Poyang to Pangkongma

    After crossing the Poyang Khola turn off the main route onto the old trade route climbing up to the ridge line overlooking the Khare Khola. Reach to Kharte for lunch. After lunch, leaving the main trail start roughly contouring east and descend to subsidiary stream of the Khare Khola. Then steady climb up to the attractive farming and treading village of Pangkongma.

  • Day 5
    Trek from Pangkongma to Najing Dingma

    Fine views west back to Takshimdu Monastery, Lamjura and north-west to Kwangde. A climb through thick rhododendron forest and bamboo leads to Pangkongma La(3175m) before attractive descent to the small settlement of Shibuje. There are beautiful views from here looking south across the endless foothills rising each side of the Hinku valley and shortly after the descent begins Mera with its twin vertical south face come into sight at the top end of this most impressive valley. After lunch the trail needs are as it drops steeply for one and half two hours down to a small bridge over the Hinku Khola. It is then a tough climb up but potentially good campsite in pasture land at Najing Dingma

  • Day 6
    Trek from Najing Dingma to Chalem Kharka

    And then deceptively long and steep climb leads to the Surke La(3085m).There is view tower made by Makalu Barun conservation Project, offering excellent view of surrounding mountain and passes. Shortly after we pass the trail that leads east to Tumlingtar and east Nepal and another one leading to a small village called Chosumb. We follow a third away up and cross the slope and have a lunch in Phokte. After one and half-hour or so climb an attractive campsite set amidst for and rhododendron is reached.

  • Day 7
    Trek from Chalem Kharka to Khola Kharka

    We follow the west side of the ridge before climbing through the last scrub rhododendron. The trail turns north climbing between two bluffs. Passing through more grazing country the route leads us a steep climb and a pass at about 4250m, offering marvelous mountain views east right across to Kanchenjunga and to the north some of the mountains surrounding the Hongu and Hinku villages. More hard work climbing up to around 4450m leads to an ill defined trail down to the banks of the main lake and camp further down near small stream.

  • Day 8
    Trek from Khola Kharka to Khote

    A steep climb leads out of the valley before the trail encounter along and around towards the main Hinku valley. This is followed be a series of steep descents first west wards down scree, then north west through scrub rhododendron and on into fir. A scrambling descent of around 690m brings us down near the valley floor where we cross the Mojong Khola and on through a boulder strewn forest to a lunch spot at Rondruk Dingma. After the route follows along a fairly rough trail following the bank of the river to Khote.

  • Day 9
    Trek from Khote to Tangnag

    Today we move camp only to Tangnag about three and half hours along the river and then about an Hour further up to the valley, which offers excellent view of Khusum Khanggaru(6367m), Thamserku(6608m), Khang Taiga (6685m) Lunch and camp will be at the same place.

  • Day 10
    Rest Day at Tangnag
  • Day 11
    Trek from Tangnag to Khare

    The trail leads on upto Dig Kharka and then after lunch steeping upscree before turning east and gradually leveling off into the valley with the Wela La straight ahead and Mera Peak up and to the right. Water can be difficult here

  • Day 12
    Trek from Khare to Mera La

    We continue and reach the Mera Glacier. Crossing the glacier, we now go up to the Mera La, a pass mounting to 5.415 m. We cross the pass and camp circa 100 meters below - we reached the Mera Peak base-camp. We finally arrived, on our viewpoint amid 6.000, 7.000, and 8.000 meter summits!

  • Day 13
    Trek from Mera La to High Camp

    If we feel quite strong, we can also climb up straight away. But to be on the safe side we will have a break halfway to the summit to adjust to the altitude. We are going to camp at about 5.750m - on a rocky island in the middle of the glacier . Here, high above, with a little luck we will have a unique view on the most spectacular mountains: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu.

  • Day 14
    Trek from High Camp to Mera Summi, then to Khare

    We start early in the morning. Here and there, we can look into deep crevasses. Until we reach the altitude of 6.461 m, the summit of the Mera, we will have climbed upward over glaciers and snow slopes for 5 - 6 hours. Sometimes, the track is hardly passable for the last 30 - 40 meters to the summit, because it gets steeper and the slopes are often frozen. -Then the guides fix a rope which you can follow easily and safely until you reach the summit. The exhausting ascent is over now and below us there are valleys, lower mountains and the mighty glaciers. For a short time, we feel like kings in this icy empire. After the exhausting hike this is a fantastic reward - five of the fourteen highest mountains of the world at a glance - shining glacier giants in front of a blue-black sky. Then, we go down again - until we get to the base camp which takes 4-5 Hours.

  • Day 15
    Spare Day
  • Day 16
    Trek from Mera Peak Base Camp to Tashingh Dingma

    About three hours on down the valley lies Gandishang which used to be the site of an old monastery. A good spot for lunch. A little further down we pass a small bridge which was the route used on the way in up the east bank of the river, and continue on down the west bank. Entering rhododendron and fern forests there are some ups and downs before a good camp site is reached at Tashing Dingma. This is long but not too strenuous day trek.

  • Day 17
    Trek from Tashing Dingma to Tuli Kharka

    The trail turns uphill and soon joins and follows the northern bank of the main stream. There was a spot for an early lunch after about one and half hours of consistent ascent where the stream is crossed. Water becomes more difficult later in the day. The ascent continues after lunch and we gradually climb above the tree line onto more broken and uneven ground. A day of almost constant ascent leads us to Tuli Kharka.

  • Day 18
    Trek from Tuli Kharka to Lukla

    The climb continues for about one and half hour upto the Zaterwala pass at (4500m). There are a series of chortents and Mani walls marking this pass which offers fine views across to Kwangde, Lumding Himal and Kariolung (6400m).. A good spot for lunch after a long morning. It is about another two hours down through the forest to Lukla.

  • Day 19
    Morning flight back to Kathmandu

    On your flight back to Kathmandu as you leave Lukla, you can enjoy some last-minute glimpses of the mountains you just recently visited. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our airport representative will transfer you to your hotel. You can rest and relax throughout the day.

  • Day 20
    Leisure day in Kathmandu

    Today will be leisure and rest day. You are free to go souvenir shopping, spa and more exploration of the city, or extend your trip to include bungee jumping, rafting, mountain biking, Everest mountain flight and other adventurous activities.

  • Day 21
    Departure from Nepal

    The trip concludes today. You will be dropped at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport by our airport representative for your flight departure from Nepal.


What's included

Price Details

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Price Includes

  • - All ground transportation by private vehicle for airport and hotel pick up/drop off, sightseeing and transfers
  • - All domestic flights (if any)
  • - Accommodation in teahouses and hotels
  • - All meals during trek
  • - Entry permit to parks, monuments and cultural landmarks
  • - Trekking guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s) their daily wages, food, accommodation and other expenses
  • - Comprehensive medical kit
  • - In case of emergency, we can send helicopters for evacuation, manage all paperwork, and deal with related insurance companies (provided the client has valid insurance)
Not included

Price Excludes

  • - International airfare and airport departure tax
  • - Travel insurance covering medical treatment and evacuation by ground and air
  • - Nepal entry visa, obtained upon arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu
  • - Rescue and evacuation
  • - Extra road transport/flight cost in case member returns earlier
  • - Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and if applicable, in Pokhara
  • - Items of personal nature like laundry, communication and bar bill
  • - Tips for trip staff and driver. (Tipping is appreciated)
  • - Other expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section

Life on Trek

Trekking staff

Whilst on the trek, the Nepali guides and porters will ensure that you are well looked after. Every trek has an English speaking guide, known as the Sirdar, who is in overall charge. It is his responsibility to organize the trek en route and manage the guides and porters and deal with the local peoples and they are experts in trek organization, as well as being able to discuss the local culture, religion, and landscape. In addition there will be other guides, sometimes referred to by the generic term Sherpa, who will be your walking companions on the trek and will assist the Sirdar in organizing the logistic of the trek. On camping treks there will be full kitchen crew who are responsible for all aspects of catering. And finally there will be porters who are the transportation system of the Nepali mountains. They will carry the duffle bags and other equipment as necessary.


  • Fully equipped Camping treks - accommodation is provided in spacious 2 person tents. We use this method for our climbing trips and some treks where lodges are less frequent.
  • Lodge trek - accommodation is provided in the local Nepali lodges, some times known as tea- houses. It is usually necessary to share a double room. We use this method for our treks in the Annapurna and Everest regions.


On camping treks, all food is prepared by the trek cook - an expert in preparing delicious camp food. And most importantly, special care is taken to provide well - boiled, purified drinking water. On lodge treks, food is provided in the lodge and this ranges from delicious local specialties to common western dishes. If necessary, bottled water can be purchased from the lodges for a small fee, although many trekkers prefer to use fresh water with the added precaution of a purifying agent. You could bring some Chocolate or special energy drinks for yourself as these are hard to get in the Himalayas.

A typical trekking day

A typical day revolves around the Nepal sunrise and sunset. The day starts with an early wake up call. You then pack up your gear and enjoy a rousing breakfast before starting your morning's walk. The Sirdar will already be organized loads to porters and or animals, and your group will then set off on the trail at a leisurely pace, enjoying the view and stopping to take photographs. After 2-3 hours walk you stop for lunch. This lasts for about 90 minutes which gives you time to relax, or explore the local village. The afternoon's walk is usually shorter and we arrive at the campsite or tea-house in plenty of time to relax and savour the surroundings. Later in the evening dinner is served, giving you an opportunity to sample the delicious food, talk over the day's events, and look forward to another special day on the trails of Nepal.

Health and safety on the trek General

  • A comprehensive first aid kit is carried on the trek. However we advise that you also carry your personal first aid kit which includes specific items of preference.
  • We will, in an emergency, arrange for helicopter evacuation. (Note that you are required to hold insurance for this unlikely eventuality).
  • All meals on our camping trips are prepared to strict hygiene standards specifically for our groups, under the supervision of the trekking staff.
  • We use tea-houses that we now have strict hygiene standards and provide a broad menu.

High Altitude

Anyone can be affected by Altitude Sickness. However, our itineraries are specifically designed to minimize the risks associated with trekking to high altitudes by building in acclimatization and rest days. In the event of any symptoms we will ensure that the individual descends to a lower altitude to gain a quick recovery.

And finally……….. It must be stressed that whilst trekking in the Nepal Himalaya is challenging and rewarding, you must be prepared for he occasional inconvenience or discomfort. The correct mental attitude to trekking is as important as being physically prepared.


All equipment and food, and your own personal backpacks are carried by the porters or pack animals. It is only necessary to carry a camera or small daypack ! On camping treks all necessary camp equipment is provided - this includes dining tent, dining table and chairs, toilet tent, foam mattresses, and all cooking equipment. The only kit that you will need to bring is your own personal equipment and clothing.

Recommended Trekking Kit

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.


  • Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn - in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof.
  • Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking andor for traveling
  • Warm socks for colder areas.
  • Gaiters ,,in case of rain or snow.

Leg wear

  • Loose, casual trousers for trekking.
  • Thermal leggings for colder areas.
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers
  • Waterproof trousers


  • Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton.
  • Thermal shirt for colder areas.
  • Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas.
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper.
  • Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes.
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings: can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

Head Hands

  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava.
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking.
  • Sunglasses or goggles.
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
  • Warm gloves.

Other Items

  • Strong rucksack, or large holdall to be carried by porters
  • Day sack to be carried personally.
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to storeseparate trekking gear inside your main bag.
  • One liter water bottle.
  • Personal first aid kit to include essential items.
  • Sleeping bag 4 season.
  • Torch, ideally head torch.
  • Camera and film! - for those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya.
  • Toilet items and towel.
  • Large handkerchief bandana for neck.

Recommended Mountaineering Kit

In additional to the items mentioned above for trekking the following is a list of the additional specialist items which are required for the trekking peaks.

  • Plastic or Leather mountaineering boots, with gaitors & crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
  • Fleece trousers or salopettes.
  • Additional mitts and gloves suitable for climbing.
  • Ice ace, and ski poles (Note: ice axe can hired in Kathmandu)
  • Climbing harness
  • 2 X tape slings
  • 2 X screw gate karabiners.
  • Descended abseil device Ascender