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    • Adventure around quiet serene Hinku valley far from maddening civilization.

    • Walk into sheer mountain wilderness on least ventured region of remote Khumbu.

    • Trekking from dense forest to remorseless fields of ice, moraine and glaciers.

    • On off the beaten tracks to the base of Mera, Nepal’s highest trekking peaks.

    • Exciting thrill on top Mera Peak with astounding scenic mountain panorama.
‘an adventure around the hidden valley of Hinku to Mera Peak summit’
Mera Peak Climb is an adventure to the summit of the highest trekking peaks in the Nepal Himalayas. As listed in NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) a semi-government department, that controls most of Nepal's trekking peaks. 
 Where interested trekkers and climbers can find in the B group category of the NMA list with Mera Peak. The tallest peaks under 7,000 or 6, 800 m peaks of Nepal at 6,654 m / 21, 825 feet high.  
Located southeast of Everest and the Khumbu region close en route to Baruntse Himal and Mt. Makalu. Mera Peak is situated in a hidden valley of scenic Hinku enclosed by high towering snow peaks and rocky ridges. 
Mera Peak Climb, of little more than two weeks duration which makes the itinerary day flexible. This allows climbers much more time for acclimatization, and to get familiar with the dramatic Himalayan landscapes.
Mera Peak, due to its remote location away from the mainstream trekking trails, with only a few temporary settlements exists. Where trekkers can stay overnights in the comfort of a simple cozy lodge throughout the walks. Except during the climbing period to Mera Peak summit, spending overnights in a tented camp for a few days.
The adventure to Mera Peak leads to exciting thrills, on off-the-beaten tracks. Which is seldom ventured by a few groups of trekkers, explorers, mountaineers, and adventurers, making the areas more interesting. Being away and far from the main busy trails, walking in tranquil surroundings amidst sheer mountain wilderness.
A perfect and ideal adventure destination for all travelers for the Mera Peak climb or just to enjoy the country walk. Mera Peak Climb starts on reaching Lukla, a town with a famous small airstrip Tenzing & Hillary Airport. From Lukla, the trail follows due northeast through beautiful woods of rhododendron and pine trees.
As the trek progresses, then heading for a steep climb to cross Zatwar-La pass, located on a high ridge. The rocky ridge of Kalo-Himal forms the boundary between the Dudh Koshi River Valley and the hidden valley of Hinku.
The walk leads on a pleasant scenic path within a small forest, as tree lines fade on reaching our destination at Khare. The base camp of Mera Peak, from here our true adventure begins at the summit of high Mera Peak.  
Enjoy the rugged dramatic terrains around Khare the base of Mera Peak, with a few simple huts as lodges. The climb starts heading towards the high camp of Mera Peak, although a non-technical climb. All climbers should be well equipped for safe climb and descent, few years the route has changed. Due to the movement of glaciers and frequent avalanches, where deep crevices have been formed.
Making the climb with some technical difficulty, but the route to the summit is straightforward on steep snowy slopes. The climb starts early before the break of dawn, following the lead expert guide avoiding deep crevices. As uphill continues with strenuous effort, as altitude rapidly gains then reaching on the summit of Mera Peak. Feeling on top of the world and in high spirits enjoy the breathtaking panorama of Snow Mountains that surrounds you. Overlooking stupendous views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam with Mt. Cho-Oyu. 
 Includes Mt. Makalu, Baruntse, and Kanchenjunga Himalaya, which includes a series of white peaks, as far as your eyes can reach. 
From the summit after victorious moments, heading down to base camp at Khare, and on the way to Lukla. The return journey on the same scenic trail, with a difference, after being well acclimatized with a climb of Mera Peak.
Slowly the walk leads beyond Hinku Valley with the last final climb over Zatwar-La pass then back at Lukla. Enjoy the last overnight stops in Lukla, and then the next morning a swift short flight brings you to Kathmandu. After a marvelous adventure and experience on Mera Peak Climb.

Important Note

Trek Mode: On best available Tea-House / Lodge basis with tented camping on Mera Peak climb from High Camp.

Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous, due to high attitude.

Climbing Grade: PD (Per Difficult) from French and Swiss Alpine Climbing 
Classification Systems,

Area of Trek / Climb: Nepal Far North Mid-East around Khumbu and Everest region.

Trek / Climb: 13 Nights / 14 Days with flights both ways Lukla to Lukla.

Total Trip:  17 Nights and 18 Days, from main arrival to departures.
Best Seasons:
 The best season for Mera Peak Climb, all seasons of the year, except for monsoon time of mid-June to August. The right time is in spring from March to May. 
The main peak high season for all types of adventures around high Khumbu valley and Everest region. The next best time is autumn/fall, begins from September to November. Interested people can visit during winter times of December to February. But freezing temperatures during early morning, late afternoon, and night, as well in shades. Most days are clear with short sunny days for views and walks. Spring season is bright and beautiful, most days are clear with sunny days, can get cloudy afternoons. Bringing cold chill in the evening, and nights till morning. 

Spring the best high time for trek and climb, when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom. Could get snowfall, around higher areas, days are longer with enough sunlight hours, from early morning till late afternoon.
The next best season is autumn/fall, most days are clear with sunny days for views and walks. But shorter days due to limited sunlight hours, cold morning and night time, expect snowfall sometimes. 
Culture and Religion around Khumbu and Everest region on route Mera Peak:
The native of the Solu-Khumbu district of North Mid-East Nepal is populated by the Sherpa of Tibetan origin. As the name ‘Sher’ means East and ‘Pa’ for people the tribes of Eastern Tibet. Migrated to the southern region of Everest with a history of more than the 17th century interwoven with the teaching of Buddha. Which is known as the Mahayana religion of Nyingma or Tibetan Buddhism sects. 

The Sherpa enjoys various religious events and festivals, the main events are Saga Dawa, the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. As well the Tibetan New Year called Lo-Shar falls in February as per Tibetan Buddhism Calendar. The next major festival held around the Khumbu region of Everest is Mani Rimdu, which takes place in Tengboche Monastery. In mid-October or the first week of November as per the auspicious day chosen by the high priest from the Tibetan Lunar calendar.

Basically, the Sherpa are farmers raising and breeding live stocks, but since the arrival of foreign visitors. The local economy is dependent upon tourism, as one can experience on this Island Peak climb with Everest base camp trek from Lukla.

The Sherpa men folk are famous as natural mountaineers and high-altitude guides around the Himalayas. Where every Sherpa respects the mountains as the abode of God, Goddess, and holy spirits. Every houses are adorned with prayer flags, and villages are lined with prayer monuments.    

But on Mera Peak trek and climb, the adventure leads to remote corners of Khumbu and Everest region. Away from town, villages with only few smaller temporary settlements. Trekkers will not have the opportunity to observe much of local cultures rather than in Lukla town.

Trip Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport, after clearing the visa formalities, and claiming the baggage. Head towards departure exit, where our staff receives you for a short transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed join on the lobby with other members for Island Peak climb with Everest Base Camp trek, briefing provided by our guide, leader. On briefing full information on treks, and climb of Mera Peak, as well of hotels in Kathmandu. Includes local cultures with do’s and don’ts. Evening a lovely dinner introduction to Nepali foods with exciting cultural programs. 

Morning after breakfast, our city / cultural guide takes you on a tour visiting world heritage sites around Kathmandu city. Includes Old Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard, residence of Living Goddess the Kumari; and to Swyambhunath Stupa with more 2,600 years of history. Then head towards holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath a huge Buddhist Stupa. After an exciting and interesting tour back to hotel, preparation and packing for trek and climb of Mera Peak. Non-essential clothing and items not required for treks, can be stored in the Hotel or with Everest Adventure Tour.   

Starting early morning for super scenic flight to Lukla, a short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport. After going through security then board in a small spacious aircraft for sweeping short flight of 30 minutes or more. During air enjoy spectacular panorama of Himalayan range of peaks with views of Mt. Everest.

As plane makes landing on a short runways of Lukla’s Tenzing & Hillary Airport, after claiming the baggage. Having time for some refreshment, and start the trek heading beyond Lukla town away from mainstream trail to Chutanga.

A small settlement with few simple lodge facing grand views of Kongde peaks and Dudh Koshi River Valley. Rest of the day enjoy a pleasant leisure afternoon along with grand views of wonderful scenery.

The morning walks heads for a steep climb towards a black rocky ridges of Kalo Himal as the name means. Also called Naulekh, adventure leads to cross over Zatwar-La pass, and then head for a long descent to Thuli Kharka. A small pasture areas of local yak herders with few smaller huts as Tea-House and Lodges for overnight stop.  

From Thuli Kharka morning walk heads downhill to Kothey. Along with glorious views of the Hinku Valley, Kusum Kanguru, Peak 43, with South Face of Mera Peak. The trail follows through lovely forest of pine and rhododendron. 
During spring time, the rhododendrons with other species of wildflowers will be in full bloom making Hinku valley bright and lively. Slowly the walk ends on reaching Kothey, from here within Hinku Valley. Check into a nice simple Tea House and lodge for overnight halt.

On entering Hinku Valley, heading higher, as the tree lines slowly disappears, and with few smaller settlements. The Hinku valley the land of Kharka or grazing fields and meadows for yaks and other cattle. Morning walk follows on winding path with few short ups and down reaching a nice place of Gondaishung. Having few small huts serving as Tea-House facing grand views of Mera Peak, Charpatte Himal, Kusum Kanguru, and Tharmasarku peaks. This lovely spot with an old small monastery called Lungsumgba Gompa. Believed to be 200 years old Buddhist shrine. After an hour of walking, ending the day walks on reaching Thaknag and check into a nice small neat rooms with close views of Charpatte Himal.

Enjoy the free day at Thaknag for acclimatization, before the big climb of Mera Peak. A perfect and ideal spot for rest day as altitude wise, one can rest and marvel the surrounding views. As well take a short hike to near view-point hills and ridges for more stunning scenery of snow-capped peaks.

Leaving Thaknag, our adventure gets closer towards our major destination to the base of Mera Peak at Khare. A small settlement with few huts serves as lodge and Tea-House for trekker’s en-route for Mera Peak climb. As well towards Hongu Valley and Baruntse Himal and Amphu Labtsa high pass via Dudh Pokhari.

Morning walks heads to higher elevation reaching Dig Glacier and weaving past a glacial lake of Charpatte Tal. Means a four sided lake, dammed by huge rocks and boulders, the walk slowly descend to Dig Kharka. From here, we overlooking superb views of Kyeshar Glacier, Mera Peak, and Charpatte Himal. Climb up the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers, and then finally ending the day walks reaching at Khare. Which is also serves as Mera Peak Base Camp, located beneath the towering Mera Peak. Khare with few simple Tea-Houses for overnights halts serving basic and limited food menu. 

Rest of the day enjoy the surrounding views of dramatic landscapes and snow-capped peaks.

Another rest day for acclimatization, before the climb allows time to check up with climbing gear. As well using the equipment and having some pre-climbing training provided by our expert guides. Climb and descend on a rocky slope using harness and climbing gears. As well learning making different types of knots and the correct way to belay and rappelling. 

From Khare onwards spending overnights in tents, carrying necessary equipment for the climb, as well tents and foods. The climb leads to steep and rocky faint path towards Mera La pass. Facing grand views of Mera Peak's with three top summits, includes Mera South (6,065 m), Mera North (6,030 m), and Mera Central (6,654 m). The main target is climb of Mera Central, which is a straightforward ascent, the walk leads finally up the Mera Glacier to reach Mera Peak high camp, an easy gradual hike uphill. At this point, there is no technical climbing, the only difficult to face is the high altitude and cold chill. Making the climbing longer with strenuous efforts. On reaching at High Camp, enjoy warm refreshment will be served by staff. Overnight in tented camp for just one night, enjoy rest and sleep much earlier for the big climb.

Rising as early as possible, following the lead guide head towards steep slopes using main rope for safety. Cross the Mera glacier and then on gradual ups without any technical difficult efforts. The last final 50 meters to the summit is the toughest and challenging. Encountering a steep incline, using fixed rope and Jumar to climb to the snowy dome. Then finally a big push to the top of Mera Peak summit. Enjoy the panorama of Mount Everest (8,848 m), Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Lhotse (8,516 m) and Cho Oyu (8,188 m). Includes Makalu (8,485 m) with the five world’s highest from 8,000 meters peaks are visible from the summit. The views extends to Chamlang (7,319 m), Baruntse (7,129 m), and as far towards Mt. Gaurishankar (7,134 m) in the mid-east.

After a jubilant moments head down safely to Khare after a great exciting adventure on top of Mera Peak summit. As well on the highest trekking peaks in Nepal Himalayas.

Retrace the journey back Thaknag, feeling in high spirits after the conquest of Mera Peak. An easy walk down to Thaknag in the comfort of a nice and simple lodge accommodation.

Quite a long walk today to reach Thuli Kharka, the trail leads back into beautiful woodland, and several grassy meadows. As the long walk completes reaching Thuli Kharka for last overnight around Hinku Valley.

The last and final climb of the adventure, morning from Thuli Kharka head for the steep ups to Kalo-Himal. A rocky ridge and cross over Zatwar-La and with steep long descent to Chutanga for overnight stop before Lukla.

Enjoy the last day walk of the journey to Lukla, a short day trek with few ups and down. But more or less on gradual winding path on reaching Lukla town transfer to a nice hotel or lodge for last overnight around Khumbu and Everest region.

Early breakfast and then short walk to Tenzing & Hillary airport, as the plane arrives. Get on board for a scenic flight of half hour to land at Kathmandu airport, and then transfer to your hotels. Rest of the day at leisure for individual activities after a great wonderful adventure on Mera Peak Climb trek.

We have reserved a day free as contingency in case of flight day on both ends to and from Kathmandu and Lukla. As Himalayan weather even in the best seasons of the year, can be unpredictable with bad unfavorable weather. Where flights cannot operates, if all goes well according to our itinerary days. Enjoy the free day for shopping or join in for tour to Patan or Bhaktapur cities, worth a visit.

Final day in Kathmandu and Nepal, as time for your international flight for homeward bound or next port of call. Transfer to Kathmandu, Nepal international airport bidding farewell to your guide and staff, after a marvelous and enjoyable adventure on Mera Peak Climb. 

Not satisfied with this itinerary? Make your own.


    • All Arrival and Departure Transfer from airport to hotel and vice-versa, vehicles according to group size.  
    • Twin sharing room on best tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu 
on bed and breakfast basis only. (For single supplement at extra cost on informing Everest Adventure Tour on booking).

    • Domestic airfare from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.

    • Full board trekking includes twin sharing accommodation on best available 
local lodges, includes Breakfast, lunch, dinner with afternoon tea / snacks.
    • Tented Camping for few overnights on climb with full support of camping
 cook, kitchen staff and climbing guide.

    • Service of climbing guide, trekking staff as per size of a group with porters.

    • Wages, meals, medical allowance of guides, trekking staff and porters.
    • Applicable Peak Climbing Permits, includes Sagarmatha National Park
 Entrance Fees.

    • Comprehensive Medical Kit carried by our guide if required for minor 
wounds and sickness.

    • Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary.

    • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal Visa, Personal Medical & Travel Insurance.

    • Expenses of personal nature, meals in Kathmandu and gratitude or tipping for trekking staff, drivers, porters and guide, including extra snacks and refreshments.

    • Personal trekking / climbing gear, including sleeping bags and down jackets (if it is not included on the trip cost).

    • Emergency Evacuation if required by any means of transportation, including Helicopter Service.

    • Personal medical kit, as advised by you doctors.

    • Early return from the trek due to personal domestic or medical reasons, no refund will be entertained on breaking the journey.


Frequently Asked Questions

It is one of the less technical peak to climb than all trekking peaks in Nepal Himalayas. Before the grade was ‘F’ Facial Easy at present due new crevices from avalanches the route of climb has been graded as PD means Per Difficult. 
A straightforward climb with few technical sections to encounter, and Mera Peak climb is the easiest peak to climb. The only hard is a long strenuous climb on snowy slope to the top of Mera Peak. 

The lodge accommodation are simple but nice with lovely small rooms, as well dormitory. As this route to Hinku valley is off from the main trekking trails, where trekkers have to expect minimum comfort in local lodge having common toilets and bathrooms. The foods are simple and basic serving Nepali famous Dal Bhat and Vegetable, as well variation of noodles. Including Tibetan foods of noodles and Mo-Mo Dumpling, veg or meat stuffed. The other variation of foods are simple to choose and limited due to harsh location, away from mainstream trekking routes. On overnight in tented camp sleeping in a spacious tents, food served by out cook and kitchen staff.

As this trek and climb involves high altitude, anything can happen like normal sickness or altitude sickness like AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).

All trekkers when booked with Everest Adventure Travel needs to purchase Travel and Medical Insurance. Which should cover expenses of immediate and fast transportation like Helicopter with all medical bills incurred. The Travel insurance should cover in case if one has to use helicopter services, if the flight get delayed or cancelled. The other reasons is if the trail is blocked by sudden landslides or avalanches, as well with heavy snow-fall. Where trekkers have to return back to Kathmandu due to bad weather or unfortunate incidents. 

Mera Peak Climb, although a high altitude treks it does involves high passes like in other trekking adventures. However to be on the safe side, minimum age is above 16 years to be accompanied by parents or guardian. The oldest of 70 years, but all should be in good physical shape and in sound medical health. Even though some can take the challenge with some medical problem, should take advice from your doctors and inform the company on booking.

Nearly all lodges have hydro-power to run electricity, but from Lukla onwards. Most settlements and lodges have electricity run by solar power. Trekkers can charge their electronic items and gadgets, a fee is charged per hour for each items. As for internets and Wi-Fi, do have connections on all places during the treks with Wi-Fi, depending upon the areas. Where around gorge and deep valleys, and bad weather wise, can be disturbing with bad receptions. 

The best place is Lukla, other places works well with local SIM, which can be bought in Kathmandu at reasonable cost.

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