Mera Peak Trek – 17 Days

Mera Peak Trek – 17 Days

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Trip Facts

  • Grade:Strenuous
  • Group Size: 1-12 people
  • Min. Age: 16


  • Grade:Strenuous
  • Group Size: 1-12 people
  • Min. Age: 16


  • 16 Breakfasts
  • 9 Lunches
  • 15 Dinners

Trip Introduction

Mera Peak is a mountain in Nepal’s Mahalangur section of the Everest region. It is classified as a trekking peak because it includes three major summits: Mera North, Mera Central, and Mera South. It is claimed to be the highest climbing peak. While trekking towards the Mera peak base camp, which is topped at a high elevation of 6,476m above sea level, take in the beautiful scenery and rising mountains. The trek to the Mera peak’s base camp will take you over one of Nepal’s most attractive and challenging trekking trails in the Khumbu region.

The trail to the Mera Peak Base Camp passes past Sherpa communities and beautiful glacial landscapes. Stay in small teahouses maintained by Sherpa families and visit historic Buddhist monasteries. The views from the summit of this mountain are breathtaking, and the trip to the peak is made all the more unforgettable by the stunning airy ridge climb. Several skills in safe mountain travel at high altitudes, such as glacier trekking, climbing, and moving on mixed snow and ice terrain, will be taught and practiced during the trip. You can enjoy the beautiful view of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Kanchenjunga etc.

The 16-day journey begins with a 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, our trek’s starting point. We’ll walk through Hinku Valley, which is less crowded. We’ll also pass-through multiple glaciers and pass through several passes. The trail is full of lovely scenery and hospitality. To go to Mera base camp, we’ll pass through various villages, including Paiya, Panggom, Ramailo Danda, Chhetra Khola, Khothe, Thaknak, and Khare, where we may learn about their way of life and culture. We return to Lukla after summiting to the base camp.

Trip Facts 


Country  Nepal
Duration  15 Days
Maximum Altitude  6,476m/21,190ft
Region  Everest
Meals  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation  Hotel, Lodge, Teahouses, Camp
Grade Moderate
Best season  Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov


Trip Highlights

  • Mera Peak, is the Highest Climbing peak in the Himalayas, is a great place to start climbing in the Himalayas.
  • A trek through the naturally unique Makalu Barun National Park with close-up views of 8000m, 7000m, and 6000m peaks.
  • In the Khumbu region’s towns, learn about traditional high-Himalayan Sherpa culture.
  • Personalize your Himalayan trekking and mountaineering adventure.
  • Get your first glimpses of the sunrise over the majestic mountains, as well as the stunning sunset.
  • Mera Peak Climbing is non- technical and easy Climbing and is best for First time Climbers.
  • Trek through the less crowded Hinku Valley.


      Is this trek appropriate for you?

  • This trek includes 14 days of strenuous climbing. You’ll be trekking for 5 to 6 hours per day, reaching elevations of over 6000 meters at times. We cannot overestimate the importance of being in excellent physical shape and health, which requires training prior to your trip to ensure that you are properly prepared.
  • If you’re the First time Climber, this is the trek for you. It is advised that you have prior high-altitude trekking experience.
  • The weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, and every year a large number of flights to or from Lukla are delayed or canceled because of weather conditions, so you should plan accordingly.
  • The teahouses, or trekking lodges, where we stay on the trek are very basic, with just basic services. Hot water may not be accessible at all times and may be charged extra, as will access to electrical outlets for charging electronics. Wi-Fi is available in some areas, although the quality of the connection may be poor.
  • The path twists and turns through challenging terrain. At 6,476 meters, you’ll reach the highest peak. Because of the weather, isolation, and high altitude of this walk, it’s critical to take it carefully and stay hydrated.


Days  Activities  Duration 
1. Arrival at TIA Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)
2. Fly to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft) and trek to Paiya (2,730m/8,956ft) 5-6hrs
3. Trek from Paiya to Panggom (2,846m/9,337ft) 6-7hrs
4. Trek from Panggom to Ramailo Danda (3,276m/10,748ft) 5-6hrs
5. Trek from Ramailo Danda to Chhetra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft) 4-5hrs
6. Trek from Chhetra Khola to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft) 6-7hrs
7. Trek from Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft) 3-4hrs
8. Trek from Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft) 2-3hrs
9. Acclimatization Day and Pre-Climb Training
10. Trek from Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft) 5-6hrs
11. Summit Mera Peak (6,461m/ 21,190ft) and Descend to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft) 10-12hrs
12. Contingency Day for Summit
13. Trek from Khare to Kothe (3,600m/11,808ft) 4-5hrs
14. Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4,300m/14,107ft) 6-7hrs
15. Trek from Thuli Kharka to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft) Via Zatrwa La Pass (4,600m/15,092ft) 5-6hrs
16. Fly Back to Kathmandu
17. Departure

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Day To Day Itinerary

  • Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Arrival On: Kathmandu, Nepal

Day 1

When you arrive at TIA Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a friendly face. Our representative will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel. Arrive at the hotel and finish the check-in process. In the evening, our guide will meet you and give you a quick overview of the adventure. The hotel will be our home for dinner and the night.

Day 2

After breakfast. Check out of the hotel and make your way to TIA to catch your flight to Lukla. Lukla is a 30-35minute flight from Kathmandu. The fly offers spectacular views of Everest and its surroundings. After arriving at Lukla we will rest for a while and meet our other team members and leave for Paiya. The walk is for about 5 to 6 hours. The trail passes through the forested path. We will cross the bridge over Handi Khola to Surkhe Village. We will have lunch on the way. Further, we will cross the Chutok La Pass to reach Paiya. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge. 

Day 3

We’ll leave for Panggom after breakfast. We’ll be walking for 6 to 7 hours. We’ll descend for a while until we come to a small bridge. We should be aware while walking because the path will be slippery after we cross the bridge. We’ll be walking through a forested trail and bushes. On the way, we’ll stop for lunch. We will continue to the amazing Sherpa village of Panggom, which will greet us with prayer flags. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge. 

Day 4

We’ll leave for Ramailo Danda after breakfast. We’ll be walking for 5 to 6 hours. We will pass through the village of Ningsow. We’ll walk through a forest filled with rhododendrons, bamboo, and a huge number of mani stones. From there, we’ll cross the Panggom La pass and hike through the area that separates the Dudh Koshi Valley from the Hinku Valley. We’ll enjoy the benefit of the beautiful scenery by walking the trail. We’ll climb the hill to get to Ningsow. We’ll take a break for lunch. We’ll continue up the steep hill to Ramilo Danda, where we’ll get our first glimpse of Mera Peak. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge. 

Day 5

We will depart for Chhetra Khola after breakfast. We’ll be walking for 4 to 6 hours. We’ll go for a walk through the dense forest of Makalu Barun National Park. We must bring our lunch because there are no teahouses along the route. If we are fortunate, we may be able to see endangered animals such as the Red Panda, Himalayan Thar, Musk deer, Pale Blue Flycatcher, Snow Leopard, and others. We will continue on the Pasang Lhamu trail toward Chhetra Khola. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge. 

Day 6

We’ll leave for Kothe after breakfast. We’ll be walking for 6 to 7 hours. We’ll take a walk north through the lush green bamboo forest. We’ll take a walk along the Majhang Khola. On the way, we’ll stop for lunch. We will continue walking past the Rocky Glacial that surrounds the Hinku Khola. We will continue until we reach Kothe and cross a bridge over Sanu Khola. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge. 

Day 7

We’ll leave for Thaknak after breakfast. We’ll be walking for about 3-4 hours. We’ll take it easy today because we’re only going a short distance and there’s a slight climb. We will be able to see Mera Peak, Charpati Himal, Kusum Kanguru, and Thamserku. As we ascend in altitude, we encounter less vegetation and no longer follow a forested trail. On the way, we’ll stop for lunch. We’ll be passing through the Pasture. We will continue to Gondishung, where we will rest for a while and visit the 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa. After an hour of walking, we will arrive at Thaknak. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge.

Day 8

We’ll leave for Khare after breakfast. We’ll be walking for about 2-3 hours. We’ll walk for a short distance. We’ll make our way east through the Dig Kharka and Charpati Tal. We will take in the breathtaking views of Kyeshar Glacier, Charpati Himal, and Mera Peak. To get to Khare, we’ll have to climb steeply through the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers. It is located at the base of Mera Peak and is also known as the Mera Peak Base Camp. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge.

Day 9

Today will be a day of rest and preparation for the climb. You will give your body adequate rest and allow it to acclimate properly. Mentally and physically prepare yourself. Pack your belongings and gear carefully. You can also rent equipment in Khare if you don’t want to bring it from Kathmandu. After lunch, you will have a training period during which your guide will teach you how to properly use climbing equipment such as an ice ax, jumar, and crampon, as well as some other basic skills. After that, you can relax and explore your surroundings. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge.

Day 10

We will depart for Mera High Camp after breakfast. We’ll be walking for 5 to 6 hours. We will make a steep ascent through a rocky path to Mera La. We will be able to see the three summits of Mera peak from the Trail: Mera North, Mera Central, and Mera South. There will be no technical climbing. We’ll take it slowly. We’ll stop for lunch on the way. After arriving at the High Camp, we will drink hot soup and tea to stay warm while admiring the views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. Dinner and Overnight at Camp.

Day 11

After breakfast, we will depart for the summit of Mera Peak. We’ll be walking for 10 to 12 hours. Today, we must begin our day early in the morning. Be prepared with your gear. Crampons, Head Lights, and a rope-up are all available. You should follow the instructions of your guide. It will be a gradual climb and a non-technical uphill walk. You may be slowed by the cold and altitude. The peak is easily accessible by hiking. From the peak, take in the breathtaking view of the mountains. You will have a spectacular view of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Enjoy the surroundings as well as the lunch. After lunch, descend to Mera High Camp and then trek to Khare. Dinner and Overnight at Camp.

Day 12

An additional day in case severe weather prevents you from summiting on time. This day can also be used in the event of an emergency, such as canceled or missed flights, delays due to minor injuries or weather conditions, and so on. If you keep to your timetable and everything goes according to plan, you can spend the extra day exploring a Sherpa village along the way.

Day 13

We’ll leave for Kothe after breakfast. We’ll be walking for 4 to 5 hours. We will walk through the densely forested trail. On the trail, we can’t find any mountain views. We’ll have lunch on the trail. To get to Kothe, we’ll pass through Thaknak. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge.

Day 14

We will depart for Thuli Kharka after breakfast. We’ll be walking for 6 to 7 hours. We’ll gradually ascend the hill to the west side of Hinku Valley. We will follow the Inkhu Khola’s many tributaries to a zigzag trail. We’ll stop for lunch on the way. We will continue ascending until we reach Thuli Kharka. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge.

Day 15

We will depart for Lukla after breakfast via the Zatrwa La Pass. We’ll be walking for 5 to 6 hours. Today is the final day of our journey. We will make a two-hour ascent to the Zatrwa La Pass. It is a non-technical ascent. We will see Lukla village, Numbur Himal, Dudh Kunda, Kondge, Khumbila, and Hinku Valley. We’ll eat our lunch on the way. We’ll continue our descent toward Lukla. Rest for a while and Explore the area. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge.

Day 16

After breakfast today, we’ll board an early morning flight to Kathmandu. When you arrive at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel and assisted with check-in. After that you are free to do whatever, you choose with your day. You are free to walk through Thamel and Basantapur streets as much as you wish. Enjoy a complimentary farewell supper at a traditional Nepali restaurant later that evening.

Day 17

The 16-day journey has concluded. Today is your last day in Kathmandu. Our representative will have a short discussion on the trip and take your feedback after a hearty breakfast. Following this session, he will drive you to the airport in our private transportation 3 hours before your trip.

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Route Map


Altitude Map


What's Included

  • Arrival & Departure: Airport – Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop on private basis).
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 2nights at Star categories hotel on a twin sharing and BB Basis.
  • Welcome Dinner and farewell dinner at Nepali culture restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • Food & Lodging: 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) along with accessible accommodation sharing during the trek.
  • Permit: All necessary paper works: Khumbu Rural Municipality entry fee, Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area Permit, and NMA Mera Peak Climbing Permit.
  • All government and local taxes if necessary.
  • Trekking Map.
  • Member transportation: – Air Transportation: Flight from Kathmandu – Lukla, and while returning.
  • Drinking: 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
  • Guide: Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek
  • Porter: Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) up to 15kg during the trek.
  • Insurance: Insurance of all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
  • Comprehensive Medical kit.

What's Not Included

  • Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
  • Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal Insurance: Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, Helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
  • Personal Expenses: Telephone calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beer, and any alcoholic beverages.
  • Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking equipment.
  • Rescue Evacuation: Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs).

Equipment List

What to bring ?
  • Airport pick up & drop off service in a private vehicle

  • 3-star Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

  • Airport pick up & drop off service in a private vehicle

  • Best available clean and comfortable Tea house accommodation during the trek

  • Highly experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, trained in first-aid Trek Leader (Guide)

  • Trekking sticks

  • Quick-drying pants and shorts

  • Rainwear (jacket and pants)

  • Airport pick up & drop off

  • Best available clean and comfortable Tea

  • Highly experienced, English-speaking,

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The ideal season to travel


March: The month of March is ideal for trekking and admiring the spectacular mountain peaks. The Mera Peak trekking trail will be crowded with hikers beginning in March. In the Everest region, the spring season begins in March, the month of the Rhododendron. Trekking in March will provide you with the most memorable experiences in a pleasant and mild climate. At lower altitudes, the weather is not particularly hot, and at higher altitudes, it is not particularly cold. The views of the mountains are spectacular, and the trail is excellent. Nature can be experienced at its most beautiful.

April: April is the beginning of spring in Nepal, and the weather is ideal for trekking to Everest Region. The views are bright and clear at this time of year, and everyone enjoys spring. The surroundings are vibrant and colorful, with rhododendrons in bloom. It is the best time of year to see various bird and butterfly species. During your April trip to Everest Region, the weather is completely in your favor. The moderate heat of the sun, combined with the lack of wind, makes it ideal for trekking. Furthermore, the amount of rain and snow is insignificant.

May: May, the final month of the spring season in Nepal, is much hotter. Everest Region trek in May has the highest temperature of the year. Temperature and weather will vary depending on the altitude throughout the trek. During the day, the weather in the lower sections will be extremely hot. The nights, on the other hand, are tolerable.


June: June is the coldest time of the summer and has the least amount of rainfall.  The month of June is the offseason and therefore less popular for trekking. In the region, June marks the start of the wet monsoon season. The weather is slightly humid, and you can enjoy nature while it is wet and cool. If you enjoy the rain, rainbows, and less crowded trails, this is the month for you. During this month, the air begins to become humid due to continuous rain.

July: Trekking in Nepal in July isn’t always joyful because the heavy rains can block your view of the beautiful mountains you’ll pass through. In July, you will notice that the temperature is not as chilly in the Everest Region. As the rain washes away the dust and pollution, the environment opens up and becomes very fresh, and you will be able to enjoy nature despite the chilly weather.

August: In the Everest Region, August is the off-season for trekking. In August, the monsoon season produces strong rains, especially in lower places. Due to weather-related concerns, most hikers avoid this month. The summer monsoon season comes to an end in August. It rains regularly, and you may feel a little chilly as a result. You should also be cautious because the trails are slippery and the possibility of landslides and avalanches is considerable.


September: The monsoon season finishes in September, marking the start of the fall season. The optimum time to trek to Everest Region is in September. The weather and temperature for the Everest Region Trek are ideal. The temperature is pleasant during the day, but it is extremely chilly at night.

October: October is the month that falls between September and November. As a result, it keeps both monsoon rain and winter’s biting cold at distance. The weather is warm and pleasant in October, with clear skies and fresh air. The nights, on the other hand, are a little chilly, with a brisk breeze coming from the campsite. Throughout October, the weather is pleasant, allowing people to enjoy an unobstructed view of the snow-capped peaks. They can also visit bright valleys and interesting scenery of various colors.

November: The last declared peak season for trekking in Nepal is November. Bright, sunny days and beautiful skies characterize November. On the treks, these provide breathtaking, crystal-clear vistas of the mountains. The days are bright and sunny in November. The sky is clear, with perhaps a few stray clouds possible.


December: In the Everest Region, December is a rather dry month. It receives fewer than 25 millimeters of rain every year. The Everest Region is in the shadow of the Himalayas. As a result, December has a lower chance of rain. It is also possible to walk the Everest Region Trek in December. In December, hikers will get a unique perspective of the region.

January:  In Nepal, January is in the midst of winter. The higher elevation receives moderate snowfall, whereas the lower elevation is ideal for trekking. During the day, you will feel warm, but as night falls, you will feel cold. In January, these areas receive little to no rainfall. As a result, the skies remain clear and the surroundings appear even sharper. The trails will be covered in snow, so you may need crampons to cross the pass.

February: The Everest Region trek in February is an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to a place where all you can see are mountains and scenery. It’s peaceful because February is the coldest month of the year. Most people dislike trekking in the winter because they believe it is extremely difficult. 

Flight to Lukla

  • Almost every trip begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla, a small single-landing runway airport high in the Himalayas. As it is the easiest way for your trek to Gokyo Chola pass trek.
  • Lukla Airport is also known as the most dangerous airport in the world. This airport, which is only open when the weather is calm and visibility is excellent.
  • It’s impossible to say whether or not your Lukla flight will be canceled. If this occurs, your trip may be extended by one or two days. So, plan and add days to your itinerary to ensure you don’t miss your international flight.
  • Flights to and from Lukla are currently operated from Manthali Airport in Rammechhap rush hours at Kathmandu Airport during the high season (spring and autumn). Kathmandu is 132 kilometers (4 hours and 30 minutes) away.
  • Helicopters have a little more flexibility when it comes to arriving at Lukla, and can frequently make the flight in weather or visibility that a small plane would not be able to make. It is sometimes doable to switch your flight to a helicopter, but this can be expensive and there is no guarantee that you will arrive on time.

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is a sneaky monster that may attack even the fittest trekkers. These demands do everything in your power to prepare for altitude trekking and take things carefully throughout your Everest region journey. With increasing altitude, the amount of available oxygen decreases, which is the primary cause of high-altitude sickness.

The Mera Peak climbing is a high-altitude trek that needs proper acclimatization. Your body requires time to adjust to thin air, so start at a lower altitude and work your way up. Some of the symptoms of Altitude sickness are:

Early symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Increased breathing.
  • Increased urination.
  • Headache and Restless sleep.
  • Periodic breathing at night as a result of altitude.

Later symptoms

  • Shortness of breath.
  • Extreme fatigue.
  • Respiratory failure.
  • Cerebral edema.

Certain care should be made to ensure that the situation does not worsen. However, if the symptoms worsen, you may need to return to a lower height and seek medical help. There are, however, several other precautions you may take while trekking to lessen your risk of altitude sickness.

  • Trekkers can change their bodies by slowly and gradually climbing, as our bodies require time to adjust to the oxygen level. At least one day of acclimatization rest is required for high altitude trekking, and you should go as high as possible before returning to a lower height for the night.
  • You should do various strength training exercises such as running, cycling, jogging, push-ups, and going to the gym to acquire strength and stamina for your adventure.
  • As the air gets increasingly thin, an increase in elevation reduces oxygen levels, and in the Everest region trek, an increase in altitude also means less vegetation. The consumption of alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, and tobacco decreases the body’s water content.
  • The greatest remedy is to stay hydrated at all times. On your walk, instead of drinking cooled water, drink warm water.
  • Diamox is the most effective altitude sickness medication; thus, you should bring a subscription with you on the trek. However, you should consult with your physician to see whether it is advantageous.

Things to know before trekking/climbing to Mera Peak.

Drinking-Water in Everest Region.

Trekkers must hydrate their bodies at a higher altitude than in lower elevations to avoid dehydration and altitude sickness. Lack of fluid can be the main hindrance during the trek. You should hydrate your body with at least 3-4 liters of water daily (Tea, soup, or normal drinking water).

There are many streams/ water resources to refill your bottle on the way to Mera Peak Base camp. But, is not safe to drink without purifying. So, use purifying tablets or water filters to treat water before drinking. Besides that, the only other places to get drinking water are local teahouses/guesthouses and lodges, but it is also unsafe to drink without being purified or boiled. The teahouse also provides boiled drinking water. Coldwater is provided free of charge, but for boiled water, you have to pay a certain amount. Bottled water is also available but the cost gets higher as you gain altitude. It will cost around 2$-3$ per bottle/liter.

Every day, carry enough water for the day before beginning the trek because in someplace you won’t find any water resources on the trail. In and beyond the base camp there are no water resources. So that, from the base camp you have to melt the snow for water and treat it to make it drinkable. But not to worry, if you are traveling from any agency like us, you’ll be provided hot water 2-3 liter per day. We recommend you use a Reusable water bottle or water pouch favorable for both hot and cold water.

Here are some ways that you can use to make the water drinkable.

  1. Boiled water

Boiling water is the best way to purify the water. As we are climbing to a higher altitude you need to boil the water for about 3-minute and season it with a pinch of salt before drinking. You can get free tap water in the teahouse/guesthouses but for boiled water, it cost a certain amount.

  1. Purification tablets or electrolyte powder.

Purification tablets like chlorine or iodine tablets are commonly used tablets by trekkers to disinfect the water. 1 tablet is enough for a liter of water. It takes around 30 min for the tablets to dissolve and become drinkable. Water, purified by tablets may leave a taste in your mouth.

Electrolyte powder is another option. Electrolyte powder is a better way to purify water than tablets because electrolyte powder contains minerals such as salt, Potassium, Magnesium, which are important for your body during the trek.

  1. UV Light water purifier/ SteriPEN.

It is a simple, effective, economic, and environment-friendly way to purify water. It kills the bacteria and virus within 10 sec by exposing them to ultraviolet light using Steripen, without changing the flavor of the water. This is a highly recommended means of purifying water (a one-time investment).


Electricity and Internet facility in Everest Region.

Electricity facility.

Despite the challenging geography, weather conditions of the Everest region, you won’t be in darkness during the journey to Mera Peak. The whole Everest region is either powered by Hydroelectricity or Solar panel/ battery.

The lower area of the Everest region (Lukla, Paiyaa, Panggom, Ramailo Danda, Chhetra Khola) is powered by local hydroelectricity so enjoy free electricity and internet service and there will be a charging socket in your hotel/lodge’s rooms. However, the people in the Upper area of the Everest region (Thulikharka, Kothe, Thagnak, Khare, Mera Peak High camp) relies on Solar panel or solar power battery for electricity that is enough to light the bulbs and charge small devices. There will be no charging socket in your room. There is a commonplace for charging usually in the dining area. You might be able to charge a normal mobile set, camera battery, and power bank from the solar power battery/generator by paying extra. Solar power might harm your device, so charge it at your own risk. As a result, it is recommended that you bring a power bank and spare camera batteries that will last the duration of your trek.

Internet Facility and Network Service

For Internet service in the Everest region, you have to use the Everest link card. Everest Link WI-FI card is available at every lodges/teahouse/guesthouse in the trail. By connecting with Everest Link hotspots, you can use the internet anywhere within Everest Region. Very Few lodges/ teahouses in the Everest region have Wi-Fi, so check with each teahouse/lodge where you’ll be having lunch or staying overnight, if they have Wi-Fi, if you’re lucky, enjoy the Wi-Fi. Some provide it free of charge while some charge an amount. And as you climb to higher altitude, the other way to connect by the internet is via. your cellular network’s data package.

Cost of Everest Link WI-FI card:

-10GB= NRP 2000/ 17$

-20GB= NRP 3000/ 25$

(Valid for 30 days)

Both NTC and NCell network is available in the Everest region. You will be connected until you are within the coverage of the network signal. You can buy the NCell or NTC sim card from the stores in Kathmandu for 1USD. By taking data packages you can use the internet service up to Mera Peak Base Camp, only when the mobile network catches a signal. It is not guaranteed that your mobile network will have a signal all the time. A satellite phone is best for calls.

NTC cellular service is highly preferred over NCell because it provides good service and signals connectivity throughout the Everest region, in comparison to NCell.

Buy NTC data package


Cost of data package in NTC:


(Valid up to 28days


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Some useful tips to reduce the use of electricity.

  • Extra batteries for the camera.
  • Power bank with 5000-10000mAh.
  • The solar charger and solar lamp (LuminAID Nepal lamp)
  • As possible less usage of a device with low brightness, GPS, and airplane mode.

Essential Backpack items for Mera Peak Climbing.

The bag of a trekker also reveals the trekker’s level of experience. A good trekker should be a smart backpacker. You should be pre-prepared for the things that you need in the journey.

Here are some of the things that you need to take with you for the trek.

Travel documents

  • Airline tickets with the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance policy documents.
  • Original valid passport.
  • Copies of passport.
  • Passport-sized photos.
  • Nepalese cash.
  • Travel permits.


  • A pair of waterproof trekking shoes or hiking boots.
  • A pair of flip flop slippers or running shoes.
  • A pair of mountaineering boots for climbing.
  • 2-3 sets of thermals (leggings and tops)
  • Pairs of hiking long sleeve shirts or tops.
  • Pairs of trekking shorts and down pants.
  • Fleece jumpers or a set of tracksuits.
  • Good quality windproof down jacket.
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket with large hood and pants.
  • Insulated hard-shell jacket.
  • Neck gaiter, leg warmer, and packet of pocket hand warmers.
  • 5-6 pairs of quick-dry wool socks/liner socks, underwear, sports bra.
  • Pair of inner and outer gloves.
  • Knitted Hat, sun cap, beanie, or bandana.
  • Glacier Sunglasses/ eyeshade for trekking and Full coverage eyewear for climbing (Eye and nose).

Trekking equipment

  • Waterproof trekking bag of 40-50liter and Rucksack of duffel bag (if your backpack is not enough for all your item and need a potter).
  • Reusable water bottle (both hot and cold) of at least 2-3litre.
  • A sleeping bag and sleeping bag liner.
  • Trekking stick/ poles.
  • Route Map to Mera Peak (Everest Region).
  • Pair of ice crampons (If trekking in winter).
  • LED Headtorch or solar lamp (LuminAID Nepal lamp is best as it is solar-charged and very much portable)
  • Stuff sacks, paper bags.
  • Plug adapter, Charging appliances, Power bank, Camera batteries.
  • Pocket knife.
  • Travel Wallet.

Peak Climbing equipment

  • Ice Axe.
  • Pair of ice/mountaineering crampons.
  • Screw gate Carabiners (2lock, 2 unlock).
  • Ascender (jumar)and Descender (figure of 8).
  • Plastic mountaineering boots.
  • Snow bar.
  • Climbing Rope.
  • Ice hammer.
  • Ice screw.


  • Rolls of Toilet paper, wet wipes, and tissue.
  • Medium-sized quick-drying towel.
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Sunscreen, lip balm, body lotions.
  • Portable mirror.
  • Shampoo and soap.

Personal First Aid Kit

  • Antibiotics
  • Painkillers, Paracetamol, ibuprofen, aspirin, Nicole
  • Sanitary pads
  • Anti-inflammatory spray.
  • Anti-Nausea tablets.
  • Anti-diarrhea pills or power.
  • Altitude sickness tablets- Diamox
  • Water purifying tablets or electrolyte powder.
  • Mosquito and Insect Repellent.
  • Salt or anti-leech oil (If traveling in the rainy season, July- Aug)
  • Earplugs

You can buy or hire trekking/climbing clothes and equipment in Thamel, Kathmandu. If you are buying it, you have to allow an extra day for shopping; however, if you are hiring it, you must inform us in advance so that we can arrange it before you arrive in Kathmandu. This way you can reduce the weight of your luggage and save time and money.

Branded, New, as well as fake, and used trekking/climbing clothes and equipment, are available around the Thamel area at a reasonable price.

Accommodation, Meal, and Transportation



We will accommodate in star hotel during our stay in Kathmandu.

During the trek, we will accommodate in hotel/lodges/teahouses or Camp (mostly at Camp).



During the trek, we will provide you three-time meals. You can choose from the given menu.

Breakfast– French toast, Cornflakes, cereals, Pancakes, Bread butter, Tibetan Bread/ Chapatis, and Tarkari, Eggs, Oatmeal, Porridge, Tea, etc.

Lunch– Dal Bhat (Rice, vegetable curry, meat curry, Lentils, Tomato Chutney, Salad, Papad) Vegetable noodle soup, Chicken noodles soup, Garlic soup, Broths, Fried noodles, Fried rice, Thukpa, Fried potato, Mo: Mo (dumplings), etc.

Dinner– Dal Bhat (Rice, vegetable curry, meat curry, Lentils, Tomato Chutney, Salad, Papad) Vegetable noodle soup, Chicken noodles soup, Garlic soup, Broths, Fried noodles, Fried rice, Thukpa, Fried potato, Mo: Mo (dumplings), etc.

Besides these, there are a variety of other options of food. You can buy it from your pocket.



By Bus- From Kathmandu airport to hotel at Kathmandu and vice-versa.


By Air- Flight to Nepal. Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.



Guide and Staff Arrangements

Throughout the trek, all your activities will be handled by our well-qualified and professional staff. They will do all the escorting. As this is one of the tricky treks, we are providing you with a highly experienced and licensed guide with fluent English speaking and has excellent navigation and technique of rope fixing skills. They will accompany you from Kathmandu and guide you throughout your Mera peak climbing journey. Each group of 4-5 trekkers will be assigned an assistant guide, as well as a porter for two trekkers (2*15kg =30kg). If your luggage weighs more than 15kg you will be provided a porter individually but you will be charged for 2 people.

All our lead guides, assistant guides, and potters are well professional and experienced. So, we hope for your respect and cooperation with them throughout the trek.

A typical day on the Mera Peak trek.

Every day will begin with the ringing of your alarm clock at 6 a.m. and a knock on your door from your guide with the invitation of breakfast. Get up, have breakfast, pack your backpack and get ready to start your day’s walk by 7 a.m. You need to start your trek early to avoid the scorching sun and to reach your overnight destination on time/ before dawn.  

You’ll walk along the dense forest enjoying the scenery; clicking photos; creating memories; interacting with your guide; hearing each other’s stories. Lunch will be served at a local teahouse/guesthouse in the afternoon. Having the flavorful Dal Bhat and an hour of rest, we will proceed to the overnight destination as per the itinerary. 

On arrival at the destination, check into your accommodation. Get freshen up and some rest. As every teahouse/lodge/guesthouse where we stay has a common dining area with a wood-burning stove in the center, there you will get to meet other travelers. You can sit there, laugh at each other stories, play cards, sing songs, play music, and have a good time. This will help you forget all the tiredness of the day. Later in the evening, you will have your dinner together. After dinner, your guide will give some short briefings about the next day’s trek regarding when you must get up, when we have to start our trek the next day, where we will stay the next day, how many hours we have to walk and so on.

During this 17-day journey to Mera peak, you will walk for a minimum of 4 hrs to a maximum of 12hrs in a day. You will have a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, before starting and ending your trek. You will walk on the off-beaten rocky path over the dense forest of Makalu Barun National Park. During this trek, you pass through the amazing George, Mountains, Terraced farmland, Waterfalls, and villages of Sherpa and Rai. During the acclimatization day, hike around the small peaks/viewpoints and prepare your body to deal with any difficult walk. Before climbing the peak, you will be taught how to walk/how we have to move while climbing the peak. You have to study and practice well because your life and success depend upon your skill, knowledge, and endurance.  At night enjoy the view of sparkling stars floating in the clear sky above the cold wind. The most difficult day of the trek will be the summit day. But, the success of the summit and the panorama views of the gigantic mountains such as Mt. Everest, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam, and many others from the top are jaw-dropping.  Admiring the view of mountains and the mesmerizing beauty of the Everest Region, you will complete the Mera Peak Climbing journey.  Every stop along the way will be a wonderful day. Your hard walk will be paid off on the successful summit of Mera Peak with memories that last for a lifetime. 

Nepal Tourist Visa and permits details

Visa procedure.

To travel to Nepal, you’ll need a tourist visa that is valid for the period of your stay in Nepal. Better, you have a tourist visa valid for at least 1 month because anything can happen during the trip, and staying in Nepal after your visa expires would result in you paying a penalty.  Apply for a visa at your nearest Embassy of Nepal or obtain an On-Arrival visa at immigration in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. But it’s better to contact your nearest Nepalese Embassy.

Here are the documents that you need, to apply for the tourist visa.

  • The Tourist Visa Application Form for Nepal (Fully completed online and printed)
  • Original Passport with at least 2 blank pages and validity of at least 6 months.
  • Photocopies of your passport’s information pages
  • At least 2 recent passport-sized photos of yourself with white background.
  • Proof of accommodation in Nepal.
  • Valid travel and return flight tickets.
  • A bank statement from the last 3 months with a minimum closing balance of NPR2,00,000.
  • Receipt of the visa fee for Nepal.

Note: 15 days visa that costs USD 30. Our trip is for 17 days, so apply for 30 days tourist visa, which costs USD 50. For 90 days visa costs USD125.


Entry permits and Requirements

Mera peak can be reached via two routes: Namche Bazar and Thagnak. As we will trek to Mera peak via. Hinku valley-Thagnak route, that passes through Makalu Barun National Park. Here are the Entry Permits that you need for trekking and climbing the Mera Peak via this route are;

Trekking permits  Foreign Nationals SAARC nationals Nepali Citizens
1. Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit. NPR 2,000 per person (for the first 4 weeks)

NPR 2,500 per person (beyond 4 weeks)

NPR 2,000 per person (for the first 4 weeks)

NPR 2,500 per person (beyond 4 weeks)

NPR 2,000 per person (for the first 4 weeks)

NPR 2,500 per person (beyond 4 weeks)

2. Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area Permit. NPR 3,000 per person per entry.

NPR 25 for tourist porter.

NPR 1,500 per person per entry.

NPR 25 for tourist porter.

NPR 100 per person per entry.

NPR 25 for tourist porter.

3. NMA Mera Peak Climbing Permit Spring (Mar-May)-USD 250.

Autumn (Sep- Nov)- USD 125

Off-Season (Jun- Aug, Dec- Feb)- USD 70.

Spring (Mar-May)-USD 250.

Autumn (Sep- Nov)- USD 125

Off-Season (Jun- Aug, Dec- Feb)- USD 70.

Spring (Mar-May)-NPR 4,000.

Autumn (Sep- Nov)- NPR 2,000

Off-Season (Jun- Aug, Dec- Feb)- NPR 1,000.

Note– A Khumbu Rural Municipality Entrance permit must be obtained from the Rural Municipality desk at the Lukla checkpoint. TIMS Card has been replaced by this permit.

Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area Permit can be issued from Nepal Tourism Board, Bhirkuti Mandap, Kathmandu, or from the entrance gate of Makalu Barun National Park.  But to save time get the Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Area Permit from Nepal Tourism Board, Bhirkuti Mandap, Kathmandu.

NMA Mera Peak Climbing Permit has to be obtained from Nepal Mountaineering Association, Nagpokhari, Naxal, Kathmandu.

For more information about Trekking Permit here is the link.

(If you are traveling from a travel/trekking agency your agency will arrange all the Permits.)


Documents required to get these permits.

  • Complete the permit form with your passport details and tour details (Trekking area, Entry and Exit date, and point, Route of Trekking, Emergency contact information for Nepal and your Home country).
  • Passport size photos.
  • Original passport with a valid visa
  • Photocopies of passport personal information page.
  • Photocopy of travel insurance (Rescue/Heli evacuation included).

For more information contact us.

Travel Insurance

During the journey, you may encounter several unexpected incidents or losses. Trekking/climbing peaks in Nepal is an adventurous and occasionally dangerous activity, especially at high altitudes. Trekkers/climbers must have travel insurance before visiting Nepal for trekking. During this 17-days journey to Mera Peak, you may encounter a physical injury, illness, or an unexpected accident, and all the medical expenses and loss have to be borne by yourself.

Choose an insurance policy that covers all of your possible risks from the start of your journey to your final destination. The following threats should be covered by your travel insurance:

  • Cancellation of Domestic and International flights.
  • Lost and stolen baggage and passport.
  • Hospital and Medical expenses (physical injury, Acute Mountain sickness, Altitude sickness, sudden accident)
  • Emergency rescue such as Helicopter.
  • All high-altitude trek dangers up to 6,500m.

You need to choose your travel insurance wisely so that, in the case of such an incident, your travel insurance will cover the costs.

You can get your travel insurance in either your home country or in Nepal.

Responsible Travel

Everest region is not only the gateway to Mount Everest and many other 6000 above peaks, but is also the homeland of Sherpa. Besides being called the mountainous region, the Everest region is also renowned for the Sherpa’s traditions, cultures, Tibetan culture, and Eco-friendly environment. As we will be walking through the Makalu Barun National Park, all travelers should travel responsibly. Majority of People in this region practice Buddhism and Tibetan culture. 

You have to respect the local people and their local culture. You can learn some greetings words to exchange greeting respectfully, for example, “Tashi Delek” which means Goodluck/Blessings.  We expect you to dispose of the plastic garbage properly. Your small act of neglect and disrespect can cause a major problem in the future.

Your responsible travel will help Nepal achieve long-term sustainable tourism.

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