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  • Duration:15 Nights 16 Days
  • Max. Altitude: 6476m
  • Group Size: 1-8
  • Activity: Trekking & Climbing
  • Pick Up: TIA Airport

About Rapid Mera Peak Climbing

Rapid Mera Peak Climbing, as the name implies, is the most direct route to Mera Peak. If you are a beginner or aspiring mountaineer looking for a challenging but rewarding climb without much technical difficulty, Mera Peak is a great option. The climb to Mera Peak takes about 16 days and involves a gradual ascent, which allows you to acclimatize to the altitude. The route is mostly snow and ice, but there are no technical sections, so no mountaineering experience is necessary. However, it is still a challenging climb and requires a good level of fitness.

Despite being Khumbu's highest permitted trekking peak, Mera Peak is the perfect option for less experienced climbers as the trail to the summit is straightforward and less technical. From the summit of Mera Peak (6476m/ 21246ft.), you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the over-8000-meter-mountains including Mt. Everest (8848.86m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), etc... To name a few.

Rapid Mera Peak Climbing Route Overview

Our Rapid Mera Peak Climbing itinerary is carefully designed with a steady ascent and an extra day for acclimatization in Khare to allow enough time for acclimatization and training before the summit push. Our Rapid Mera Peak Climbing starts with an exhilarating mountain flight to Lukla. From Lukla, we hike eastward, gradually gaining altitude, and cross the Zatrwa La Pass (4,620m). We then descend to the village of Thuli Kharka. The hike to Thuli Kharka is a gradual ascent, giving you time to acclimatize to the altitude. The trail passes through pine forests, lush green valleys, and sparkling rivers until Kothe. You will also have the opportunity to see the local Sherpa people, who have been living in this region for centuries.

From ThuliKharka, we hike downward for a while till we reach Taktor and eventually reach Kothe (3,600 m), Thangnak (4,356 m), and Khare (5,045 m). The summit of Mera Peak is truly an extraordinary unforgettable experience. You will stand on top of a mountain that is over 6,000 meters high, and you will have panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu. The feeling of accomplishment is immense; you will cherish this memory for the rest of your life.

Rapid Mera Peak Climbing Summit Day

‘Congratulations on your Successful achievement’

The summit day of Mera Peak climb is typically the most challenging and exciting part of the journey. We start our ascent in the early morning, often before dawn, and make a final push for the summit. The terrain can vary, including snow slopes and possibly exposed ridges, so ropes, crampons, and ice axes may be necessary.

Reaching the summit of Mera Peak is undoubtedly a remarkable achievement. We will take your time relishing the breathtaking panoramic view, which includes the world's five tallest mountains: Mt. Everest (8,848.86 m / 29,031 ft.), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m / 28,169 ft.), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m / 27,940 ft.), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m / 27,825 ft.) and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m / 26,864 ft.).

Returning back to Lukla (A Satisfying End to a Memorable Climb)

After spending some time on the summit, we will begin your descent to Khare. The next day, we descend back to Lukla. This gradual descent will help your body adjust to the thicker air and reduce the risk of altitude sickness. Climbing Mera Peak is an unforgettable experience that will challenge you both physically and mentally. It is an excellent opportunity to explore the stunning beauty of the Everest Region and to summit one of Nepal's most popular trekking peaks.

Returning to Lukla by Helicopter

Returning to Lukla by helicopter is a great way to end your Mera Peak Climbing Trek. It offers stunning views of the mountains and saves you a lot of time. The helicopter shuttle service is available from the following three Sherpa settlements: Khare, Thangnak, and Kothe. The cost starts at USD 850 for a charter flight.

Best Time to Climb Mera Peak

Weather in the Himalaya is always unpredictable. The Himalayan region has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Each season has its own unique weather patterns, visibility, and challenges. It is important to be aware of the seasons before climbing Mera and Island Peak in the Everest region.

The best time to climb Mera Peak is during the Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May). The weather is generally pleasant and stable during these times, with clear skies and low rainfall. This makes for ideal trekking conditions, as the trails are less muddy and slippery, and the views are clearer.

Mandatory Permits for Rapid Mera Peak Climbing

To climb Mera Peak, climbers are required to obtain the following permits:

  • NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) Permit
  • Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit
  • Local Area Permit

Mera Peak Climbing: The Adventure of a Lifetime

Climbing Mera Peak is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to challenge yourself physically and mentally and to experience the beauty and miracle of Nepal Himalaya. The climb is not easy, but it is achievable for people with a moderate level of fitness and experience. You will need to be prepared for steep climbs, high altitudes, and challenging weather conditions.

Choose your own customized version of Mera Peak.

Mera Peak Climbing - 21 Days: Trek via Panggom route, but alternative routes are also available depending upon your travel time frame. Price from US$ 2400 / person

Mera Peak Climbing via Panch Pokhari  22 Days: is the ultimate way to enjoy the beauty of Hinku Valley, Rai & Sherpa ethnicity, well-preserved culture and traditions. An ideal pick for best acclimatization, No flights are needed as we will be driving to the Trip starting point (Bung) and Trip ending point (Phaplu). Price from US$ 2500 / person

Bookings Open for 2024 and 2025

We are happy to announce that bookings for our 2024 and 2025 Treks to the highest permitted Trekking Peaks in the Everest Region are now open.


Guaranteed Departures

We offer guaranteed departures for our Mera Peak Climbing Trip. We can customize the trip to fit your interests and needs, adjusting the itinerary, difficulty level, and number of days to your preferences. Get in touch for more details.

Highlights of Rapid Mera Peak Climbing

  • one of the most tempting Trekking Peaks of Nepal
  • culturally charming journey leading through obscure charming villages and forests
  • from the top, you’ll see five of the six highest mountains on Earth
  • spend a night atHigh Camp before your summit push
  • trek and climb with our certifed and expereinced Sherpa Climbing Guide


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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,300m/4,265ft

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day, you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped towering peaks. After completing the visa formalities in airport, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives carrying your name on our company’s’ signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. Moving forward, you’ll be taken to your hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Once you reach at hotel, you’ll be welcomed by them as well and after that you can relax in your room.

  • Hotel

The Managing Director of our company will be there to meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip and make a final check of your climbing equipment. In case you need additional trekking equipment, you will have a chance to buy it today. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley are also an option. 

  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Hotel

Flying from Kathmandu to Lukla

We head to the domestic airport for our early morning flight to Lukla. From the twin otter plane, we will enjoy some amazing views of several of the world’s highest mountains including Cho Oyu, 8153m, Lhotse, 8516m, Gauri Shankar, 7145m, Menlungtse, 7181m, and Mount Everest. Because of Air Traffic Congestion (ATC), direct flight from Kathmandu to Lukla is only operated in off seasons (December - February, June - August. Usually, it takes around 40 minutes to reach Lukla.

Flying from Manthali to Lukla

Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) are the busiest time in Everest region because of which Lukla airport gets congested. So, during these months, all the flights to Lukla are re-routed from Manthali. Drive to Manthali from Kathmandu is somewhat 5-6 hours. Accordingly, leave for Manthali at 1:45 a.m. (approx.) on tourist vehicle. By doing so, will reach Manthali on time to catch our flight to Lukla. From Manthali, it takes around 15- 20 minutes (depending upon weather condition) to reach Lukla.

 Helicopter Option

Flying in helicopter is a unique experience that adds a touch of luxury to your journey, allowing you to enjoy the pristine beauty of Khumbu Himalaya in style. You can book your spot for a direct helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla for an additional USD 300 Dollar per Person. Do note that the price is quoted on a sharing basis of 5 people.

 Our climbing team will be waiting at airport to meet us and soon we start out on our trek. We take a trail heading east and suddenly we'll find few trekkers on this trail leading through pastures and rhododendron and pine forests.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

The climb to the Zatrwa La pass is steep and if there is snow, it can be quite tricky. Since we are not yet acclimatized, it will be a tough climb. Once we reach at the pass, we look down on the Hinku Valley and start the short steep descent to Thuli Kharka (Thuli means big, and Kharka means pasture).

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

The trail traverses ridges above the Hinku Valley and then descends through the beautiful bamboo and pine forests. We follow along a ridge of the Hinku River all the way up to Kothe.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Today, we ascend gradually following the Hinku River. We will be surrounded by Mera Peak and other white giants throught the trail. On the ridge above the river are pastures. Gondishung is a summer herders’ settlement where there is an ancient monastery. The trees become sparser as we will be nearing the snow line. Thangnak is a summer grazing area.


  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

The trail crosses boulders left by Sabai Tsho, the glacial lake which is close to the trail north of Thangnak. We follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to the grassy Dig Kharka, which offers exclusive view of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From a ridge above Khare, there is an excellent view of the route we will take to Mera Peak.


  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

To acclimatize, we spend the day exploring and practicing climbing techniques with our guide at Khare. If we feel strong enough with sound health, we can trek as far as Mera La and return back.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

We ascend for three hours over a boulder strewn path up to the glacier. There is a short climb to a glacial plateau leading up to Mera La. The views from the pass are spectacular. From the pass, we continue up the rock-strewn north flank to a rocky outcropping where we set up high camp. From High Camp we enjoy the view of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchanjunga, Cho Oyu, and south face of Lotshe, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse. We can also see most of the route to the summit.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

We have an alpine start before daybreak as the climb usually takes 5-6 hours. We put on crampons and rope together for the steep climb to the summit. There will be a number of crevasses, so we will need to take precaution if there has been recent snowfall. The is a short sharp scramble up an ice-wall to the summit is well rewarded with spectacular views of Cho Oyu, 8201m, Lhotse, 8516m, Everest, 8848m, Makalu , 8463m, Pumori, 7161m, Lobuche, 6145m and many others. It takes about 2 hours to retrace to our steps to Khare. This will be a tiring day but the view at the top will make you feel worthy for the effort you've given for the climb.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

There is no guarantee that there will be favorable weather for scheduled summit day. In such case, we might not be be able to take the top of Mera Peak. The reason can be; due to bad weather or any other reason like someone in the group having altitude related problems, etc. So, this extra day gives you some flexibility so that you can attempt for the summit the following day.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

We descend into the Hinku Valley to Kothe which stays on the open hill side which lies west of the Hinku River. The winds blowing down the forest makes the descent quicker. We get fantastic views looking back on Mera Peak.


  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Today, we again climb up about two hours through the lush forest on the west side of the Hinku Valley to Thuli Kharka. It's a nice walk through the red Rhododendron forest with off beaten path of Himalaya of Nepal. We can observe the wide range of Mera peaks, Mera North, Mera Central, Mera South from Thuli Kharka.


  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Two hours of steep ascent from Thuli Kharka takes us to the craggy Zatrwa La, 4610m, where we look back on the Hinku wilderness and the peak we just climbed. The descent from the high crags can be icy. Finally, we reach the forest and farmland of the Dudh Koshi Valley. After several days in Himalaya, you'll find Lukla a busy and bustling place with wide variations. We enjoy a celebratory dinner with our crew. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Flying from Lukla to Kathmandu

During off season in Nepal which refers to months like December - February, June – August so travelers can enjoy direct flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. It approximately takes 40 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Lukla on a flight. From domestic airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel on a private tourist vehicle.

Flying from Lukla to Manthali

The flight from Lukla to Manthali is takes approximately 20 minutes. Afterwards, we drive back to Kathmandu from Manthali which usually takes 5-6 hours (hours may differ depending on traffic condition). Expect to fly from Lukla to Manthali on peak seasons: Spring (March –May) & autumn (September – November). Upon reaching Kathmandu, you’ll be transferred to your hotel on a shared tourist vehicle.

 Helicopter Option

Flying in helicopter is a unique experience that adds a touch of luxury to your journey, allowing you to enjoy the pristine beauty of Khumbu Himalaya in style. You can book your spot for a direct helicopter flight from Lukla to Kathmandu for an additional USD 300 Dollar per Person. Do note that the price is quoted on a sharing basis of 5 people.


  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight 

    Trip Map

    Rapid Mera Peak Climbing map

    What's Included

    • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle
    • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu: Standard hotel Three nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis
    • Accommodation during Trek: local lodges 11 nights (twin-share rooms, beds with comfortable foam mattresses and pillows)
    • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking period
    • Accommodation during the Climbing period:  One night at High Camp
    • Necessary camping staff, all Camping Equipment, sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment
    • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) Boiled water, Tea and Coffee during the climbing period

              Climbing Guide and Climbers Ratio:

    • 1 Sherpa Climbing Guide: 1-2 Climbers 
    • 2 Sherpa Climbing Guides : 3-5 Climbers 
    • 3 Sherpa Climbing Guides: 6-8 Climbers
    • Porters: One porter for Two Trekkers basis in all of our Climbing Trips
    • Round-Trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla (Airport Tax Included)
    • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Excess baggage fees
    • Annapurna Foothills Duffle Bag for Trekking
    • Annapurna Foothills T-shirt
    • Energy Supplies Snickers, Mars, Bounty etc
    • Supplementary Oxygen Cylinder with mask regulator or Gamow Bag (A life-saving device in case of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)
    • Thuraya Satellite phone for logistical, safety and personal emergency use only
    • Pulse Oximeter (Oxygen Meter) to check your pulse and oxygen saturation, and heart rate to monitor your health throughout your trip.
    • Assistance in arranging Helicopter rescue operations (24/7) in case of complicated health conditions or any other emergencies (should be covered by your Travel Insurance)
    • First aid medicine kit
    • Mera Peak Climbing Permit
    • Mera Peak Climbing certificates issued from the respective body of the Nepal Government
    • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff
    • Makalu Barun National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
    • All government and local taxes.
    • Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bar

    Personal Climbing Gear includes:

    • Mountaineering/ Climbing Boots
    • Crampons
    • Helmet
    • Harness
    • Ice Axe
    • 2 x Screwgate Carabiners ( Lock and Unlock)
    • Descender ( Figure 8, Belay Device)
    • Ascender (Jumar)
    • Prussic Loops
    • 2 x Tape slings


    What’s Excluded

    • Personal Insurance for your travel to Nepal.
    • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Emergency Rescue/Evacuation
    • Personal Expenses
    • Tipping (Tips)
    • Liquor, Mineral Water and Soft Drinks

    Departure Dates

    Start Date24 Sep, 2024End Date09 Oct, 2024AvailableUS$ 2250

    Departure Note:

    Guaranteed- We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group.

    Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

    Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join.

    Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates.

    The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

    We have set dates for departure to the Rapid Mera Peak Climbing. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin.

    If the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date.

    We have listed the price up to 08 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 08trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

    Private Trips to Rapid Mera Peak Climbing is possible. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones.

    Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the climb. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking.

    Useful Info

    Tipping Guides and Porters for Rapid Mera Peak Climbing

    Thank you for your appreciation !!

    ‘Thank you for tipping your guides and porters. Your tips will help them to support their families and make a living. Your appreciation is greatly appreciated.’

    Tipping is a customary way to show appreciation for the hard work, dedication, and assistance of guides and porters in the trekking and climbing industry in Nepal. It is not mandatory, but it is greatly appreciated. Tips are typically given at the end of the trek when you say goodbye to your guides and porters. The amount of the tip is typically based on the length of the trek, the difficulty of the trek, and the number of people in your group.

    For more information about Tipping (what, when, How much), please review our Tips for Tipping Page

    Rapid Mera Peak Climbing Difficulty Level

    Mera Peak is a popular trekking and climbing destination in Nepal's Khumbu region. The difficulty of climbing Mera Peak can vary depending on several factors, including weather conditions, route choice, personal fitness level, and prior experience.

    Although the Mera Peak route is not technically challenging, it does require a good level of physical fitness and endurance due to the high altitude and the demanding nature of high-altitude trekking. Therefore, we recommend that our guests have prior trekking experience at high altitudes and be comfortable with multi-day trekking and camping. This will help you to acclimatize to the altitude and to be prepared for the demands of the climb.

    We also highly recommend that you undertake comprehensive physical training before attempting the climb. This should include cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and endurance building. This will help you to build up your fitness and endurance and to reduce your risk of altitude sickness.

    Travel Insurance for Rapid Mera Peak Climbing

    Travel insurance is essential for adventure activities like climbing Mera Peak in the Everest region. It should cover emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability, and medical treatment. Helicopter rescue is often the only way to evacuate people from the mountains in case of accidents or high-altitude sickness. Therefore, it is crucial to have travel insurance that covers the cost of helicopter rescue, as well as ground evacuation and rescue.

    When choosing a travel insurance policy, it is essential to read the fine print carefully. This will help you ensure that the policy covers all of the activities you plan to do, as well as any potential risks. You should also check the policy's maximum payout limits and exclusions. To learn more about travel insurance for adventure activities, please click here.

    Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can help you organize the appropriate medical response based on your travel insurance policy. They will work with your insurance company to ensure that you receive the care you need as quickly and efficiently as possible.

    Preparing yourself for Rapid Mera Peak Climbing

    Preparing for Mera Peak Climbing is a stimulating and challenging undertaking. The climb itself is exciting, but proper preparation is essential for a safe and successful ascent.

    Physical Preparation

    Climbing Mera Peak is a physically demanding challenge that requires a good level of fitness. To prepare, you should focus on cardiovascular exercises such as running, hiking, cycling, or swimming to improve your endurance. You should also include strength training exercises to build your leg muscles, core strength, and upper body strength.

    Here are some precise exercises that you can do to prepare for Mera Peak climbing physically:

    Cardiovascular Exercises: Running, hiking, cycling, swimming, stair climbing, and rowing are all great cardiovascular exercises. Aim to do at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise most days of the week.

    Strength Training Exercises: Squats, lunges, deadlifts, push-ups, pull-ups, and planks are all great strength training exercises for Mera Peak climbing. Aim to do strength training exercises 2-3 times per week.

    Core Strength Exercises: Planks, sit-ups, crunches, and leg raises are all great core strength exercises. Aim to do core strength exercises 2-3 times per week.

    Mental Preparation

    Mental preparation is equally important for achieving your goal of reaching the summit of Mera Peak. Climbers must be mentally prepared to face the challenges of high-altitude climbing, including fatigue, altitude sickness, and the risk of accidents.

    Here are some specific things you can do to prepare mentally for Mera Peak climbing:

    Research the route and understand the challenges involved: This will help you to anticipate the difficulties and develop strategies for dealing with them.

    Build Mental Flexibility: This means being able to adapt to change and stay positive in the face of challenges.

    Maintain a Positive Mindset: Believe in yourself and your ability to succeed.

    Develop Confidence in Your Abilities: This will help you to overcome obstacles and stay motivated.

    It is also important to remember that everyone experiences mental challenges differently. What works for one person may not work for another. Be patient with yourself, and don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it.

    Complete Gear and Equipment Checklist for Rapid Mera Peak Climbing

    Climbing a mountain in the Nepal Himalayas is a challenging but rewarding experience. It is important to be well-prepared with the right gear and equipment to ensure your safety and success. The choice of gear, equipment, and clothing depends on your goals and the specific climb you are undertaking, but the purpose of these items is similar for all big mountains. Here is a complete gear and equipment checklist for Rapid Mera Peak Climbing in Khumbu Himalaya.