Mera Peak 6476m

Mera Peak elevates 6,476m above sea level in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, south of Mount Everest


Mera Peak elevates 6,476m above sea level in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, south of Mount Everest. Categorized as the trekking peak, it is one of the most popular in its category. Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. The summit offers some exquisite views of 8000m peaks namely, Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Kanchenjunga, and several other peaks.  Spring and autumn seasons are the best time to trek this mountain.  

J.O.M Roberts, who is regarded as one of the greatest Himalayans explorers of the world ascended to the summit of Mera Peak on 20th May 1953 along with Sen Tenzing following the standard route. There are several routes to the top and all of them require technical skill. However, the route from the north is suitable for trekkers with less experience. The western and southern-faced ascent is tougher and it is suited for experienced climbers.  The typical route to Mera Peak is through Zwatra La pass situated at the height of 4,610m. While traveling through Zwatra La Pass, one can witness the amazing sight of antique villages with their rich traditions and cultures. Trekkers get to be more familiarized with the route because this route is comparatively longer. 

Mera Peak Trekking is the best option for a trekker with a modest experience of mountaineering. Its elevation is a challenge for a trekking peak. On the way to the top, one has to encounter high and difficult passes, however basic technical skills of mountaineering should overcome these barriers. Trekking to the top of Mera Peak leads to the real mountaineering experiences.

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  • AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Airport – Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu (3-star category) on a bed & breakfast Basis- Single Room Supplementary.
  • WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • PERMITS : Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) to climb Mera Peak, TIMS Card, Makalu-Barun National park entry permit and fee.
  • GARBAGE DEPOSIT : Garbage Deposit fees.
  • STAFF INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and climbing.
  • MAP : Trekking and climbing map.
  • MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Air Transportation: (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu –  Lukla and  returning Lukla – Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
  • CLIMBING STUFF TRANSPORTATION : All equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Lukla (by air cargo) and to Base camp (by Porters / Yak) – While returning: Base camp to Lukla (by porters / Yak) and Lukla to Kathmandu (by air cargo).
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 15 Kg per member as personal baggage during the trek carried by the porter.
  • FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trek and the Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staffs.
  • DRINKS : 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
  • PORTER : Porters (1 member: 1 Porter) up to Base camp from Lukla & Porters while returning from Base camp to Lukla.
  • BASE CAMP STAFF : Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  • STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, equipment, food & clothing.
  • BASE CAMP TENT : Each member will have an individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
  • BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT : All camping equipment such as a dining tent with table and chairs, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, & all necessary cooking equipment *if required.
  • LIGHT : Necessary light at Dinning tent and Kitchen tent *if required.
  • CLIMBING SHERPA : Highly experienced Government Licensed Climbing Sherpa.
  • CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE : Climbing Sherpa’s Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
  • OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) : Oxygen bottles will be in stock at base camp in case of an emergency.
  • OXYGEN MASK & REGULATOR : 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks will be in base camp in case of an emergency.
  • HIGH CAMP SERVICE : Necessary cooking gas, cooking pot for a member, high altitude tent (sharing basis), high food for a member, all climbing and cooking crew. Group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  • GUIDE : Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sight-seeing in Kathmandu valley.
  • VALLEY SIGHTSEEING : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley [Swoyambu (Monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square] by a professional guide.
  • MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit.
  • SUMMIT CERTIFICATE : Mera Peak climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association (after climbing Mera Peak successfully)



  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • NEPAL VISA FEES : Nepali Visa fee $60 USD per person for 30 days and to be applied for 60 days $120 USD.
  • LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  • EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE : Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
  • RESCUE EVACUATION : Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs.)
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will serve soft drinks for members in base camp).
  • PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  • TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek.
  • EXTRA PORTER : $25 USD for an extra porter per day (If you require second).
  • SUMMIT BONUS : Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa.
  • TIPS : Tips for Basecamp and other staff.
  • EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

Mera Peak Itinerary

Day 1 | Elevation: 1400m

Arrive Kathmandu, Gear check and team briefing, welcome dinner & bed early. 


Day 2

Fly from Kathmandu – to Lukla and trek to Chutanga (3,020m)


Flight Duration: 30 to 35 minutes
Flight Distance: 136.17 km
Maximum Altitude: 2800 m above sea level
Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Maximum Altitude: 3020 m above sea level

Day 3

Trek from Chutanga to Tuli Kharka (3,900m) Via Zatrawa La Pass (4,610m)


Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Maximum Altitude (Thuli Kharka): 4100 m above sea level
Maximum Altitude (Zatrawala Pass): 4610 m above sea level

Day 4

Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe (4,095m)



Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Maximum Altitude: 4092 m above sea level

Day 5

Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4,326m)


Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Maximum Altitude: 4326 m above sea level

Day 6

Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5,000m)


Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Maximum Altitude: 5000 m above sea level

Day 7

Acclimatisation at Khare (Rest Day)


Day 11

Trek from Khare to Kothe

Trek Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Day 12

Trek from Kothe to Tuli Kharka Via Zatrawa La Pass

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Day 13

Trek from Tuli Kharka to Lukla

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Day 14

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu & transfer to the Hotel


Day 15

Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley


Day 16

Transfer to International Airport for final departure

Two men at Island peak altitude


Most frequent questions

Travel Documents

Valid Passport
Debit/Credit Cards
PP Size Photo (4 Pieces)
Insurance Papers 
Form of ID (passport) 
Photocopy of passport

Foot Wear

Double layer mountaineering boot – 6000m. ( La sportiva spantik/ Millet/Kailas )

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Normal Socks (4-6 Pairs)
Summit Socks (1-2 Pairs) Trekking approach shoes/runners (Gore Tex) 
Crampons (fit boots) 
Gaiters for trekking boots

Upper Body

Merino wool 150g weight long sleeve Top Base Layer (2 Pcs)
Merino wool T-Shirt (2 Pcs)
Fleece  (1 Pcs)
Gore Tex waterproof Jacket (1 Pcs)
Warm lite puff Jacket (1 Pcs)
Heavy Down Jacket – 6000m. (1 Pcs)

Lower Body

Under Wear (3-5 Pcs)
Thermal Merino Bottom Base Layer (1 Pcs)
Fleece Trouser (1pcs)
Puff Down Pants – 6000m. (1pcs)
Mid Weight trekking Pants (1Pcs)
Heavy Weight trekking Pants (1 Pcs)
Gore Tex waterproof Pant (1 pcs)


Sun Cap
Warm Hat (1 Pcs)
Buff (1 Pcs)


Thin Fleece Gloves (1 Pair)
Wind Stopper Gloves (1 Pair)
Summit mitts – 6000m.

Sleeping Bags

Sleeping Bag -20C 
Inflatable Thermarest
Solid Mattress (Cell Foam) 

Climbing Equipment

Climbing Helmet
Straight Ice Axe 
Belay Devices
Lock Carabiner (2 Pcs)
Sling/240 cm
Head Light 300-500 Lumens Spare Battery (Energiser Ultimate Lithium) 

Bag Packs

Rucksacks 35L – 50L
Duffle Bag 100 L -120 L
Water Proof Stuff Sacks/Dry Bag- Small/ Medium/ Large (2-3 Pcs)

Sun Stuffs

Sun Cream 
Lip Guard
Ski Moisturiser 
Sun Glasses (Cat4)
Ski Googles

Toiletries (Personal)

Hand Disinfectant
Toilet Paper / Baby wipes Toothpaste, Toothbrush
Nail brush
Travel Towel

2 x 1 Ltr. Water Bottle
1 Ltr. Thermos (hot tea)

Medical/First Aid

Brufen / Ibuprofens Antibiotic
Diamox Paracetamol Handy Plaster Bandage
Iodine Ondem
Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety) Codopar (Headache & chest pain) Salbetol 4mg (Breathless) Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days) Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection) Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)


Trekking Pole
Pocket Knife 
Pee Bottle
Tape Repair
(Down Jacket/Sleeping Bag Repair Kits)
Power Bank

Mera Peak Daily Climbing Details

Kathmandu to Lukla

Flight Duration: 30 to 35 minutes

Flight Distance: 136.17 km

Maximum Altitude: 2800 m above sea level

After your arrival in Kathmandu, you can roam the city before starting your trek. The tour takes a day so you can add it to your plan. As you can visit many famous UNESCO Heritage sites that reside in the capital. Touring the city and preparing yourself for the climb your day is over.

You begin the journey by flying towards Lukla taking the domestic airlines. You will be waking up fast as you have to catch an early flight. Boarding the plane your flight takes off in the sky giving you the view of green valleys, small settlements, and snowy mountain peaks.

Looking at the scenic view out your window you arrive at Lukla airport stunned by the beauty of nature.

Lukla airport is popular for its thrilling flight as it lands on a small and narrow runway. This airport is also known as Tenzing Hillary Airport which is located in the Solukhumbu District.

Lukla to Chhuthang

Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Maximum Altitude: 3020 m above sea level

Reaching Lukla you head towards Chuttang from there which is a few hour walks. You begin your trek by making an uphill climb and walking through pasture lands. Walking a bit further you cross a small stream and enter the beautiful forests of Rhododendron and pines that lie underneath the cliff and ridge.

Heading out from there you head south in the trails till you arrive at Chhuthang. You will have crossed many streams and small forests before arriving at your destination.

You spend the night in one of the lodges.

Chhuthang to Thuli Kharka via Zatrawala Pass

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Maximum Altitude (Thuli Kharka): 4100 m above sea level

Maximum Altitude (Zatrawala Pass): 4600 m above sea level

Today you begin your journey towards Thuli Kharka via Zatrawala Pass from Chhuthang. The path till Zatrawala Pass is quite steep so the trek can be a little tiring.

Waking up early you head out of Chhuthang and walk through pasture land. From there you head in the trails and make a slight climb. Entering a lush green forest you again make a steep ascent till you reach the Zatrawala Pass.

You get to see the amazing views of various mountains from this pass. Such as Kongdi Ri, Numbur Himal, Karyolang Peak, and many more.

After the mesmerizing view, you make a descent in the paths until you arrive at Thuli Kharka. You will be spending the night in one of the lodges.

Thuli Kharka to Kothe

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Maximum Altitude: 4182 m above sea level

You begin this day journey by heading towards Kothe from Thuli Kharka which is about the half-day trek.

Today you will be entering a dense forest filled with local vegetation of juniper, Rhododendron, oak, pines, and many more. Also, along the way you get to see the magnificent Mera Peak and Hinku Valley.

If you are lucky enough, you might also spot the wildlife that inhabited the forest area. Such Sloth Bear, Jungle cats, Himalayan Tahr, and many more.

From there you make a slight climb till Traktor where you can have your lunch. And making a descent till Hinku River you make a steep climb in the paths till you reach Kothe.

A beautiful village of Sherpa settlements that lies on the northside of Hinku Valley. You can explore the village and view the lifestyle of the people living there.

You spend the night there.

Kothe to Thangnak

Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Maximum Altitude: 4326 m above sea level

You begin the journey by heading towards Thangnak from Kothe which is a few hour walks. Heading toward Gondishung following the trails along the Hinku River you will pass an ancient Gompa.

Lungsumgba Gompa is an old monastery that was built 200 years ago. And it has a fantastic rock craving that has Mera peak and its route carved out. The routes till Thangnak are quite easy from here.

You spend the night in one of the lodges.

Thangnak to Khare

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Maximum Altitude: 5000 m above sea level

Today you will be heading towards Khare from Thangnak. This day’s journey begins as you pass over the Hinku and Shar glacier.

After that, you make a steep climb walking through beautiful vegetation viewing mesmerizing scenes till you reach Khare. Reaching here you get to see the enchanting sight of Mera Peak North.

You will be having your acclimatization in this beautiful place that offers many hiking destinations. As you have climbed in elevation above 4000 m your body needs to adjust with the climatic condition before you move further in the trails.

Khare to Mera Base Camp

Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Maximum Altitude: 5300 m above sea level

After your rest day in Khare, you move towards Mera Base Camp which is a short day walk from here. But the trails are very demanding as you begin by gradually climbing above the Mera glacier.

From there slowly walking in the uphill paths you reach Mera Base Camp. You get to see the beautiful Mera Peak from here.

You will be spending the night in a camp.

Mera Base Camp to Mera High Camp

Mera Peak Climbing Permit

Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Maximum Altitude: 5700 m above sea level

Today’s trek is also not that long, you will be heading towards Mera High Camp from Mera Base Camp.

As you ascend from the base camp you will move through Mera La Pass and continue to head up in the steep trails till you arrive at Mera High Camp.

Reaching here you get to see the striking view of various mountain peaks. Setting up your camps you can check your climbing gears and healths.

Stay in the camp for the night.

Mera High Camp to Summit Mera Peak

Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Maximum Altitude: 6461 m above sea level

Today is the most important day for you as this day you will summit Mera Peak. You should re-check your gear before the climb, however Jason black will check before departing.

This day you need to wake up early and reach the summit and be back before noon. During midday, the winds are very strong which can be an obstacle while summiting the peak.

You will be following the footsteps of the experienced climbers until you reach the top of Mera Peak. Reaching the peak will bring great satisfaction of fulfillment. You will be overwhelmed by the feeling of climbing the highest trekking peak.

The mesmerizing view of Mount Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Baruntse and Chamling looks extravagant from here. You can take snaps for memories and explore the area.

Mera Peak to Khare

Trek Duration: 7 to 8 hours

After spending some time on the peak you now head down towards Khare from there which is a long walk for this day. You begin by descending in the routes and retracing the steps back to Khare.

You stay the night here.

Khare to Kothe

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

You now head back to Kothe from Khare passing through Thangnak. This day trek will be mostly downhill walking. As you walk through Thangnak you leave the high altitude and enter a sub-tropical forest till you arrive at Kothe.

You stay the night here.

Kothe to Thuli Kharka

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

You will be heading towards Thuli Kharka from Kothe where most of the paths are uphill. It takes you through the beautiful dense forests of Rhododendron that lie on the west side of Hinku Valley.

Reaching Thuli Kharka you can see the panoramic view of Mera Peak. You stay the night here.

Thuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrawala Pass

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Today is your last day of the trek and staying in this region. This day you head towards Lukla via the Zatrawala Pass from Thuli Kharka.

You make a steep ascent to Zatrawala Pass and from there descend in the trails and retrace your steps, returning back to Lukla.

You stay here for the night.

Lukla to Kathmandu

After a wonderful night in the Khumbu region, you now leave Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu seeing the scenic views of nature throughout the flight.

Arriving Kathmandu you will be dropped off at your hotel. The rest of the day is free so you can roam around the city or just relax and recover.



Tourist Visa

Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival. To obtain a visa upon arrival by air in Nepal you must fill in an application form and provide a passport copy. Visa application forms are available at the arrival hall, though some airlines provide this form on the flight. There are now visa registration machines in the immigration hall for people with electronic passports, which will automatically fill out the visa form for you after inserting your passport. Or, you can get a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed in your own country before your arrival.

Getting in Nepal

There are many entry points in Nepal but most of you will take a flight to Kathmandu which is the only entry point for travelers who are entering by air. Your expedition will officially begin after flying to Kathmandu where you will be picked up by a Seven Summit Treks representative at the airport, so you need to provide your arrival details in advance. And also lets us know if your flight gets delayed right away so we can manage everything accordingly.

Domestic Flights

Domestic flights in Nepal are the main intercommunication to reach the region where you are going for your expedition as most of these regions are disconnected by road transport. Your flights into the Khumbu and any other region that are mentioned in your trip program will be reserved by us on your behalf. Due to the terrain and landscapes of Nepal domestic flights might get caught in weather delays which is why we recommend your return flight back to home be changeable at any time.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness is an effect of high-altitude atmospheric pressure that results in a quick change in oxygen level and air pressure of a human body. The symptoms will arise while walking at a high altitude without properly acclimatizing the body. It can happen to anyone even if they have great physical fitness if you climb faster at a higher altitude. It is better to ascend gradually to prevent altitude sickness.


There is good access to ATMs anywhere in most city areas, however, you will find it hard in rural areas. Different banks have their maximum withdrawal amount limit. Most hotels, restaurants, airlines, and travel agents accept cards as well. It is more important to have enough cash as there will be very limited or no ATMs access in trekking areas and also some reserves cash for emergencies. USD is selectively acceptable in Nepal but still, you need to make sure you have Nepalese currency on hand during the expedition.


There is no significant rule about tipping your guide or porter but it has been more common in Nepal. It is on you to decide whether to thank the guide and porter with tips or not. But in most cases, guides and porters expect tips from you though they don’t ask for tips verbally.


The water quality in Nepal isn’t the greatest so it is better to use a water filtration or purification tablet. You can also drink boiled water if you like. Make sure to drink a lot of water during the expedition as your body requires more at a higher altitude.


Nepal is a heaven for adventures and is comparatively a safe destination for those adventures. There is a low rate of serious crime however you should still take sensible safety measures. Keep an eye on pick-pocketers and snatchers in buses and tourist areas. You can avoid walking with a large amount of cash on your own. Always let your guide know if you’re going out during the trip.

Internet and SIM Card

Most cities have extensive access to the internet, also hotels, restaurants, and cafes that offer free WIFI. But outside the cities, in the remote trekking areas, it’s fair to non-existent. During the expedition, the internet is available at the base camp for a certain amount of cost. You can easily purchase a SIM card at an affordable cost. You can use the data package using the SIM card as well.

Vaccinations & Immunization

Before traveling to Nepal, please consult your travel clinic for updated information on vaccinations and immunisations. The commonly recommended vaccinations are Chickenpox, Diphtheria-Tetanus, Polio, Shingles, Covid-19, Hepatitis A & B, Encephalitis, Malaria, Measles, Rabies, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever.

There is a fine line between adventure and blatant risk. Mountaineering is an adventure trip that carries an intrinsic danger and the nature of travel implies things don’t generally go according to the plan, which is the reason why we require every one of our clients to get acceptable and proper insurance.

Due to unanticipated reasons, for example, injury, family issues, work commitments, etc., clients may need to cancel their trip before the start or during the expedition. Considering these factors, it’s better to be prepared for the possibilities.

As mentioned in the Terms and Conditions of Jason Black mountaineering, the company is exempt from being liable for different expenses that may occur in case of different emergencies or unforeseen situations. Both facts point out the requirement of a client to purchase an elaborate travel insurance plan in their place of origin that protects their interest in case of trip cancellation, helicopter evacuation, medical emergencies, other illnesses, lost luggage, theft, disasters, death, and so on.

You are free to pick your insurer however look for an arrangement that covers trip postponement and cancellation, rescue, and covers medical as well. Guarantee it doesn’t have limitations on the height you will climb, prohibitions on the exercises you are embracing, or the places you will be visiting. Protect yourself with the right insurance so you can go on your expedition with peace of mind and focus more on your climbing.

Please make sure to send us a copy of your insurance policy before you start your expedition so that we can assist you in any case of an emergency.