Mera Peak Climbing - 18 days

Mera Peak Climbing - 18 days

Mera Peak is a high-altitude, fascinating climbing peak in the Solu Khumbu region of Nepal. The 18 days Mera Peak Climbing expedition, although strenuous, is a non-technical adventurous climb. It is ideal for both professional as well as non-experienced climbers.

Lying in Solu Khumbu, the region with the five highest peaks in the world, the ascent up Mera Peak is strenuous but non-technical. The route to the mountain is straightforward, and the inclines are less than 30 degrees. If you are a novice climber looking for a high-altitude challenge and your first Himalayan summit, then Mera Peak is the mountain for you.

Mera Peak Climbing itinerary traverses to the pristine Hinku Valley while advancing through humble teahouses and into high mountain passes and glacial rivers. The fatigue and difficulty of trek and climb are diluted by panoramic views of five of the world's highest peaks. From the high camp and Mera Peak summit, climbers are graced with vistas of majestic mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. Guided by an experienced expedition crew, the climb is bound to be one of the best Himalayan peaks ascends.

Our well-crafted Mera Peak Climbing itinerary of 18 days takes you away from the busy Everest Base Camp trail. You follow the Hinku Valley trail, which is less crowded and secluded. Walk past glaciers and cross high mountain passes and glacial rivers. You will be staying overnight at local teahouses, built alongside solitary ‘Kharkas’ or grazing camps of yak herders. The climb up Mera Peak is non-technical. For the most part, you will be walking roped up, using crampons and ice-ax.

Mera Peak Climb trip is ideal for people looking for their first Himalayan peak ascent. Book Mera Peak Climbing adventure if you have high-altitude experience and a high level of physical fitness. The only concern is the high altitude and freezing cold. The thin air and extreme temperature make the climb strenuous and challenging.

You will be supported by an experienced crew of chief climbing guides, assistant guides, and porters. We assign a very professional chief climbing guide and one assistant guide for two climbers for your safety and summit success. The chief climbing guide has more than 20 plus years of climbing experience. He has summited several 8,000m and 7,000m peaks, including Mount Everest, Shisapangma, Lhotse, Manaslu, Makalu, and Mera Peak (summited more than 15 times). Before the summit push, there will be a pre-climb training where basic alpine climbing tips will be shared. The company will provide all group and personal climbing gear.

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How Much Does This Trip Cost?

The trip's price depends on the type of services chosen by our clients and the group size. The cost of each trip we organize is different because we see travelers as individuals having their own particular needs and preferences.

Get ready for an incredible journey tailored to your interests and preferences, whether you're looking for a budget-friendly adventure or a luxurious getaway. Leave the planning to us as we take care of all the details, ensuring your dream trip becomes a reality. You can relax and focus on creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.

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Trip Highlights

  • Climb Nepal’s highest trekking peak – Mera Peak (6,461m)
  • Mera Peak Climbing is an easy, non-technical climb,  ideal for novice climbers who wish to climb their first mountain in Nepal.
  • The route to the mountain is straightforward and non-technical
  • Close-up view of the 5 highest peaks  in the world - Mount Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), and Makalu (8,481m) - from high camp and summit
  • Trek through the less crowded and seldom visited Hinku Valley in the Everest Region
  • The expedition was led by an experienced Sherpa climber who has summited Mount Everest (8,848m), Shishapangma (8,013m), Makalu (8,481m), Lhotse (8,516m), Mera Peak (6,476m), etc.
  • Pre-climb training before the summit push. Enough acclimatization days.

Is this trip suitable for you?

  • A high level of physical fitness is required as you will be climbing under challenging conditions (thin air, extreme cold, snow, and wind).
  • Trekking and climbing above 5,000 and 6,000 meters, therefore a high-altitude trekking experience is a must. No previous climbing experience is required. Experience in abseiling; using crampons, ice-axe, walking roped-up will be an advantage.
  • The maximum altitude reached is 6,476metres. En route, you cross high mountain passes, rivers, and glaciers.
  • On average, 6-7 hours of walking each day. On summit day, a grueling hike of 8-9 hours.
  • The facilities at teahouses are basic. At some places, you may have to use squat toilets.
  • If you have a weak heart, lungs, and knees, this Mera Peak Climbing adventure is not for you.

Why Travel with Us

  • The climbing leader for the Mera Peak Climbing expedition is an Everest summiteer Sherpa Climbing guide with +20 years of experience. He has climbed the summit of Mera Peak more than 100 times.
  • 1 chief climbing guide. In addition, for 2 clients, 1 assistant guide will be assigned for personalized care and safety.
  • Itinerary crafted by experts with enough acclimatization days, contingency plan, and pre-climb training at base camp to ensure a high summit success rate. 
  • All personal (climbing boots, harness, ice axe, crampons, helmet)and group (ropes, snow bar, ice hammer, ice screw, etc. ) climbing gear provided
  • High-quality accommodation. 3 deluxe star hotels in Kathmandu and the best available teahouses on the trail. Single 1 man tent for comfort and privacy while camping. 
  • All-inclusive expedition. We take care of the permits, domestic flights, accommodation, food on the trail, etc.  
  • Satellite phone for emergency use. Cybercasts to help you connect with your family during your trip through our social media pages.  
  • Outstanding 99% summit success
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters and guides

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) - Transfer to Hotel
Day 2 Trip Preparation in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft)
Day 3 Fly to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft) and trek to Paiya (2,730m/8,956ft) - 35 minutes flight and 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 4 Trek to Panggom (2,846/9,337ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 5 Trek to Ramailo Danda (3,276m/10,748ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 6 Trek to Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 7 Trek to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 8 Trek to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek
Day 9 Trek to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek
Day 10 At Khare - Acclimatization Day and Pre-Climb Training
Day 11 Trek to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 12 Summit Mera Peak (6,461m/21,193ft) and descend to Khare (5,045m/16,547ft) - 11 to 12 hours trek/climbing
Day 13 Contingency Day for Summit
Day 14 Trek to Kothe (3,600m/11,808ft) - 4 to 5 hours trek
Day 15 Trek to Thuli Kharka (4,300m/14,107ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 16 Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft) via Zatrwa La Pass (4,600m/15,092ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 17 Fly to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) - 35 minutes flight
Day 18 Final Departure

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Route Map

Mera Peak Climbing 18 days Route Map Mera Peak Climbing Route Map

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) - Transfer to Hotel

As you fly into Kathmandu, you will be greeted by an amazing sight of snow-capped peaks and green hills stretching far into the horizon. Our representative will greet you once you arrive at the airport. Do watch out for a placard bearing your name or Third Rock Adventures written in bold letters. He will drive you to your hotel and help you check-in. Get freshened up and take a rest. Later on, if you feel like it, explore Thamel, which is a lively tourist hub.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Trip Preparation in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft)

You will be introduced to your climbing guide at the trip briefing. The briefing will be held at your hotel lobby or Third Rock Adventures’ office. Your guide will discuss the route you will take and let you know how each day will be like. He will also let you know about the important ‘dos and don’ts’ to be followed while trekking and climbing. After the briefing, there will be a gear and equipment check. The company will provide all group and personal climbing gear.

But if you want to bring or rent your own personal gear and equipment, you can do so. But it will be heavy, and you may have to pay for extra baggage. If you don’t want to rent your own climbing gear on your own, you can do so at Khare. The rental outlets offer high-quality gear and equipment on hire. Do remember climbing boots of size 12 plus are difficult to find in Nepal. If you have large feet (size 12 or greater), it would be practical to bring your own climbing boots.

Retire early because you have a long day ahead of you tomorrow.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Fly to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft) and trek to Paiya (2,730m/8,956ft) - 35 minutes flight and 5 to 6 hours trek

Lukla Airport Lukla Airport

Wake up early and drive to the airport. You take the flight to Lukla from where your Mera Peak adventure begins. The flight is filled with incredible views of the jagged Himalayan peaks. Get your first glimpse of the eight-thousanders from aboard. The Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla lies on a high mountain plateau, surrounded by steep hills. It is thrilling to fly between the mountains and land on the narrow and short runway. Once your plane lands, you sort out your luggage and meet the rest of the crew (porters, assistant guides).

Lukla is known as the “Gateway to Everest” as most of the Everest treks and expeditions begin from this Sherpa settlement. Walk past the colorful Lukla bazaar and head south to Paiya. We descend down to Surkye where we stop for lunch. From Skye, it is a steep ascent to Chutok La, a mountain pass. Another hour on an undulating trail brings you to Paiya.

Overnight in Paiya.

Day 4
Trek to Panggom (2,846/9,337ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

The trail meanders across traditional farms, terraced fields, and lush jungles. Cross a small wooden bridge over the Paiya Khola, a small stream. Take a steep ascent to Khari La, a mountain pass. Walk on an up and down route, past a dense rhododendron and bamboo forest, before reaching the small Sherpa settlement of Panggom. En-route enjoy amazing views of the Dudh Koshi Valley.

Overnight in Panggom.

Day 5
Trek to Ramailo Danda (3,276m/10,748ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

After breakfast, we leave Panggom and begin walking towards Ramailo Danda via Ningsow. The trail goes up into a dense forest of rhododendron and bamboo to Pankongma La (3,174m), another mountain pass. We walk through the point that separates the Dudh Koshi River Valley and Hingku Valley. Enjoy inspiring views of Kongde, Manju Peak, and Numbur Himal. We follow a gradual incline to the settlement of Ningsow, where we stop for lunch. After lunch, we take an up and down trail to Ramailo Danda. "Ramailo' means enjoyable or fun-filled and 'Danda' stands for the hill in Nepali. From Ramailo Danda, enjoy the first view of Mera Peak and other peaks. 

Overnight in Ramailo Danda.

Day 6
Trek to Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

Today’s trail cuts through a dense jungle and the Makalu Barun National Park. As there are no teahouses en route, we carry a packed lunch. The park’s area extends up to the international border of Tibet. If you are lucky, you may come across a few of the park’s wild inhabitants – red panda, snow leopard, Himalayan Tahr, musk deer, pale blue flycatcher, spiny babbler, etc. Following the Pasang Lhamu trail, named after the first Nepalese female mountaineer to scale Mount Everest, we make our way to Chhatra Khola.

Overnight in Chhatra Khola.

Day 7
Trek to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

Kothe village Kothe village

We head north and walk beside the Majhang Khola (‘khola’ is river in Nepali). Crossing this river we take the trail alongside the Hinku Khola. Following an up and down path, we reach a bridge which we cross and reach the other side of the river. A few steps ahead lies Kothe, our stop for the night.

Overnight in Kothe.

Day 8
Trek to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek

Today’s walk is filled with mesmerizing views of Mera Peak, Kusum Kanguru, Charpati Himal, and Thamserku. Leaving Kothe, we advanced on to the Upper Hinku valley. The vegetation becomes sparse, and the forest disappears. Filled with kharkas (grazing camps of nomadic yak herders), this part of the valley has no major villages. After walking for some time, we reach Gondishung, where we stop for tea and refreshments. We also stop by an ancient 200-year old Lungsumgba Gompa, a Buddhist shrine. A huge rock shelters the shrine. The crew burns incense or juniper and pray for good weather and a successful ascent to Mera Peak. An hour’s walk from here brings us to Thaknak, a summer camp used by yak herders. Charpati Himal lies very close, and we see the whole mountain, from the base to the summit. There are a couple of newly built teahouses offering food and shelter to trekkers and climbers heading to Mera Peak.

Overnight in Thaknak.

Day 9
Trek to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek

Khare Village Khare Village

From Thaknak it is a short hike to Khare. We climb up the Dig Glacier and walk past the Charpati Tal, a glacial lake. Walk down the Dig Glacier and again climb up to Dig Kharka. Enjoy incredible views of the Kyeshar glacier, Charpati Himal and Mera Peak. From Dig Kharka a steep ascent through the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers brings you to Khare.

Khare, which lies at the bottom of Mera Peak, is also known as Mera Peak Base Camp. You make your ascent up to Mera Peak from here. It has a few teahouses and climbing gear and equipment outlets. From here you get a close-up view of the north face of Mera Peak. Head to your teahouse and have lunch. After resting for a bit, you can explore the surrounding area.

Overnight in Khare.

Day 10
At Khare - Acclimatization Day and Pre-Climb Training

You spend this day acclimatizing and receiving pre-climb training from your climbing guide. There will be final gear and equipment check and packing.  If you wish to rent climbing gear, the rental outlets at Khare offer high-quality gear and equipment on hire. You can get high-quality climbing boots, ice axe, crampons, helmets, etc. Do remember climbing boots of size 12 plus are difficult to find in Nepal. If you have large feet (size 12 or greater), it would be practical to bring your own climbing boots.

During the pre-climb training, your guide will teach you the proper use of climbing equipment (ice axe, jumar/ascender, crampon, harness, etc.) and basic techniques to scale the peak. He will also share some practical tips on how you can keep yourself safe in the mountains. This training is important and valuable, especially if you are a novice climber. After the training, you can take a rest or explore the area. Right above Khare is a hill from where you get good views of Mera La.

Overnight in Khare.

Day 11
Trek to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

Mera High Camp Mera High Camp

Leaving Khare, we take a steep ascent through a rocky path to Mera La. All three summits of  Mera Peak – Mera North (6,476m), Mera Central (6,461m), and Mera South (6,065m) - are visible from the trail. Our goal is to reach the summit of Mera Central. Most commercial expeditions head up to this peak. We walk up the Mera glacier to Mera Peak high camp. There is no technical climbing involved. It is an easy trek up a gradual incline. The trek becomes strenuous and challenging because of the altitude and cold. We are walking above 5,000 meters, and every step comes with a struggle. Once we reach Mera High Camp, we have hot drinks and soup.

From High Camp, we get to enjoy inspiring views of the five highest peaks in the world- Mount Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,188m), and Makalu (8,485m). We also get good views of Baruntse (7,129m), Gaurishanker (7,134m), and Chamlang (7,319m). We will be sleeping in single tents (1 tent for 1 climber). Retire early as we have an early start tomorrow.

Camping at Mera High Camp.

Day 12
Summit Mera Peak (6,461m/21,193ft) and descend to Khare (5,045m/16,547ft) - 11 to 12 hours trek/climbing

Mera Peak Summit Mera Peak Summit

Wake up at 2 AM and get ready for summit push after breakfast. Put on your crampons, headlight, and rope up. We will be secured by ‘man-ropes.’ Walk-in rhythm and follow your guide across the open glacier. It is a gradual climb, an uphill non-technical hike. While the terrain is easy, the only thing slowing us down will be the altitude and freezing cold. The air is thin, and each step comes with a struggle. Mera Peak is truly a Trekking Peak because we can easily trek to the top of this mountain. Only the last 40-50 meters to the summit is challenging. It is a steep incline, and fixed rope and jumars may be needed to climb to the snowy dome of the summit.

You reach the summit of Mera Peak latest by 9 to 10 AM. Enjoy stunning views of the five highest mountains in the world Mount Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,481m), and Cho Oyu (8,201m). You have done it! Savor this moment of achievement and capture the wonderful views in your camera. Spend 5 to 10 minutes at the summit and later head down to High Camp. Drink something hot(tea, coffee, soup) to warm yourself. Later have lunch, and make a quick descent (2 to 3 hours) from Mera High Camp camp and trek to Khare. This has been a tiring day. Once you reach the teahouse, you celebrate your achievement and later take a well-deserved rest.

Overnight in Khare.

Day 13
Contingency Day for Summit

A reserved day for summit if our summit bid on Day 12 gets canceled due to bad weather or ill health. This day can also be used for emergencies like flight delays or unforeseen events that may lead us to cancel a day during our trip. If everything rolls out as planned, this extra day can be used to go a little bit slow and explore some more places on the trail. Or you can take this extra day in sightseeing in Kathmandu.   

Day 14
Trek to Kothe (3,600m/11,808ft) - 4 to 5 hours trek

From Khare, we walk down a forested path to Kothe. There are no views of mountains as the trail is shaded by dense overgrowth. We descend on this trail and reach Kothe in the Hinku Valley.

Overnight in Kothe.

Day 15
Trek to Thuli Kharka (4,300m/14,107ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

We start by gradually ascending through the valley to the western part of Hinku Valley. We walk along a forested trail. The trail goes up and down. A final ascent brings us to Thuli Kharka, our stop for the night. This is also a summer camp used by yak herders. Now new lodges are being built to cater to the trekkers and climbers walking this route.

Overnight in Thuli Kharka.

Day 16
Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft) via Zatrwa La Pass (4,600m/15,092ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

This marks the final leg of our Mera Peak climbing adventure. Leave Thuli Kharka and make a steep ascent to Zatrwa La (4,600m), a high mountain pass. It is an arduous but non-technical ascent as we walk up a steep incline. It takes almost 2 hours or more to reach the pass. The view from the pass is amazing, and we can see a part of the trail that we passed earlier. We can see the whole Lukla village, Numbur Himal, Dudh Kunda, Kongde, Khumbila, and Hinku Valley. A steep descent brings us to Lukla. We head quickly to our teahouse and enjoy a hot shower. We celebrate our last evening in the mountains with our crew. A lively and memorable evening filled with Sherpa brew (chhyang) and singing and dancing.

Overnight in Lukla.

Day 17
Fly to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) - 35 minutes flight

Bid goodbye to the Sherpa homeland and fly to Kathmandu. This is another interesting flight as the plane taxies down Lukla airport’s narrow runway and gets airborne right at the end of the cliff. It is a heart-stopping takeoff. Savor the views of the Himalayan mountains for one last time. On reaching Kathmandu, you will be driven to your hotel. Check-in and take a well-deserved rest. Or you can hop in at your hotel’s spa and treat yourself to a post-trek massage. If you haven’t had your fill of adventures, you can explore the city on your own or take a guided tour (ask us, we will be more than happy to oblige!). Celebrate the completion of your trip with a farewell dinner.

Overnight in Kathmandu. 

Day 18
Final Departure

You will be driven to the airport three hours before your scheduled departure. In case you wish to explore more of the Himalayas, do let us know. We can arrange a trip for you to the destination of your choice.

Daily departure available for peak season, from March to May and September to November. Please contact us for date, price and more information.

Best Time to Climb Mera Peak

Spring (March to May) and autumn (mid-September to November) are considered the best seasons for climbing Mera Peak. The weather stays dry and stable during these times, which makes it ideal for climbing.

Spring is the most popular climbing season in Nepal. During this season, the weather is warm, and there is less snow on the mountain, making climbing easier. You trek through the foothills before reaching the base of Mera Peak, from where you make your ascent to the mountain. During spring, the verdant hillsides are covered with wildflowers, including rhododendron blooms. The second season preferred for climbing is Autumn. With the end of the wet monsoon season, which clears the skies of dust and impurities, one can enjoy crystal clear views during this season.

Timing this expedition during the monsoon or late winter season is not recommended as the precipitation and snow make climbing risky.

Lukla Flights from Kathmandu

The easiest way to reach Lukla (2,840m), the starting point of your climbing adventure, is via a flight. One of the highest and most extreme airports in the world, flying to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla has its own challenges. The chief among them is the weather.

The airport is built on a narrow plateau, over a cliff. Navigating the plane along the short and narrow runway is difficult when strong winds whip across the mountains. Surrounded by some of the world's highest peaks, the weather here is unpredictable and changes frequently. It would be clear and sunny one minute, and the next moment the clouds will appear, and everything will turn hazy. Flights operate only when the weather is stable and visibility clear.

The chances of your Lukla flight getting canceled cannot be ruled out. If this happens, your expedition may get extended by a day or two. A contingency day is included in your itinerary, but we recommend you keep additional buffer days so that you may not miss your international flight.

If there is a long delay due to bad weather, we will secure a space for you on a helicopter flight. The heli flight cost is not included in the trip price and should be borne by you.

Due to congestion at the Kathmandu airport during the high season (spring and autumn), flights to and from Lukla now operate from Manthali Airport in Ramechhap. The airport lies 132km (4hrs 30mins drive) from Kathmandu.

However, airline companies operate their first and last flights directly from Kathmandu and Lukla (KTM-LUKLA-KTM). If you book your trip early, we can try to secure a place for you on the direct flight to or from Lukla. It will be easier and more comfortable to fly directly from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa, instead of making that additional journey to Ramechhap.

Helicopter Flights to Everest Region will operate from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

Mera Peak Permits Cost

The permits you needed to climb Mera Peak are"

  1. Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit.
  2. Khumbu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit
  3. Mera Peak Climbing Permit.

While it is possible for individual trekkers to get permits for trekking, government-registered trekking agencies can only obtain climbing permits. So one needs to book an expedition with a registered agent to get the climbing permit.

Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board’s Office in Kathmandu or Kothe by paying NRS 3000. For citizens of SAARC countries, the fee is NRS 1500. You need to fill out the permit form and show your passport or a copy of your passport.

To get the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit, you need to be in Lukla. You have to pay NRS 2000 for the permit at the rural municipality counter, which lies at the edge of the village.

If you plan to trek from Jiri, you will be required to pay the Gaurishanker Conservation Area Project Entry Permit fee of NRS 2000. The permit can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board’s office in Kathmandu before the start of your trek.

The climbing permit fee for Mera Peak depends on the season you make the ascent.

  1. The permit fee for Spring (March to May) -  USD 250
  2. The permit fee for Autumn(September to November) – USD 125
  3. Off seasons (December to February and June to August) – USD 70

You won’t have to worry about queuing up to get the permits as the company, or our guides will arrange all the permits for you.

Altitude Sickness & Acclimatization

Mera Peak lies at an altitude of 6,476 meters. It is surrounded by 8,000 and 7000-meter peaks and is higher than the tallest peaks in Africa, Europe, Australia, and Antarctica. The views are stunning, but the environment, harsh and unforgivable. The thin mountain air is a thin and treacherous trail that will test your endurance and will-power at every step. One should be extra cautious as one small mistake can turn fatal.

The main concern of this climbing adventure is altitude sickness. As you go higher, the oxygen level in the air decreases, and it gets difficult to breathe. To let your body get used to the thin air, you need to walk slowly, steadily and keep your body hydrated. If you try to hasten and walk fast to reach your destination in less time, chances are you may suffer from AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness.

AMS symptoms like dizziness, headache, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue, etc., are seen at elevations above 2,000 meters. Taking Diamox and a good night’s rest may work for mild cases. Drinking plenty of fluids (water, tea, soup, etc.) and keeping your body hydrated will also help keep the sickness at bay. One should take the necessary precautions to ensure that the condition does not worsen. But if the symptoms worsen, one may have to return to a lower elevation and get medical help.

There are clinics at Lukla, Namche, and Pheriche which offer basic care for minor ailments. In the worst-case scenario, an air evacuation will be arranged, where the patient will be flown to Kathmandu to receive medical aid. AMS, if untreated or ignored, can take your life.

For this adventure, acclimatization is very important. Your body needs time to get used to thin air which can be done by resting at a lower altitude before reaching a higher elevation level. Our experts have included an extra at Khare (5,045m) in the itinerary for acclimatization and a contingency day for summit delay or emergencies.

The chart given below will give you a rough idea of the oxygen level in the atmosphere on the trail.


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Drinking Water

It is important to keep your body hydrated on the trail as dehydration also causes AMS. One should drink at least 3-4 liters of fluids daily.

We dissuade you from buying bottled water as it adds up to the thrashing problem in the mountains.  Moreover, like everything else, bottled water is also expensive in the mountains.

We highly recommend you carry a reusable water bottle with you, which can hold hot water.

You can use one with a steri pen or an inbuilt filtration system like LifeStraw.

You can also use water purification tablets to treat the water. While the water in the mountains tends to be pure and without impurities, it’s better not to take chances and filter or treat the water before drinking.

Using chlorine or iodine tablets to treat the water may alter its taste. You can add flavored electrolyte powder (readily available at pharmacies in Kathmandu) to mask the bitter chemical taste. Adding electrolyte to your drinking water may also be beneficial as the minerals (sodium, potassium, magnesium, etc.) you lose while walking gets replenished.

Teahouses offer boiled drinking water at an additional cost. It can cost anywhere between 1 USD to 4 USD. The price increases gradually as you climb higher.

While climbing, drinking water will be treated and boiled by the kitchen staff.

Internet Connectivity

Despite being the world’s highest inhabited region, internet connection (though erratic and irregular at some places) is available in the Everest Region.

You can connect with your loved ones while trekking, post updates, and upload pictures on social media. Wi-fi is available at all teahouses. You will have to pay extra for using their Wi-Fi hotspot.

It will be cheaper and easier to get a sim card (preferably Ncell) in Kathmandu and purchase internet data that could last you for your entire trip. Ncell offers 3G connectivity up to Ramilo danda.

Everest Link, another local internet provider, also offers paid internet access on the trail. You can purchase the username and password at any of the teahouses or shops along the trail.

For emergencies, our climbing guide carries a satellite phone. Even if there is no network, our guides will contact us if there is an emergency. 

Packing Checklist for Mera Peak Climbing

The list below is a basic checklist of the essential items that you should not forget to bring with you for your Mera Peak climbing adventure:

  • A sturdy pair of trekking boots with good ankle support
  • Rucksack or daypack (30 liters) with a waterproof cover
  • Trekking pants and waterproof trousers
  • Hard Shell Trousers
  • T-shirts or shirts
  • Down jacket
  • Wind/ waterproof light jacket
  • Fleece jumper or jacket
  • Inner Thermal (top and trouser)
  • Socks and underwear
  • Sunglasses, sun hat, woolen cap, or balaclava
  • Inner and outer gloves
  • Summit Mittens (warm insulated gloves with safety straps)
  • Headlamp, power bank, and extra batteries
  • Sun protection cream, wet wipes, and hand sanitizer
  • Towel, flip-flop or rubber sandal, toiletries
  • Water bottle and water purification tablets
  • Gaiters
  • 5 Season Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Pee Bottle

Climbing Equipment:

  • Climbing Boots(insulated stiff-soled, ideal for high altitude)
  • Crampons that fits your climbing boots
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Ice Axe
  • Carabiners (lockable and non-lockable)
  • Prussiks
  • Harness
  • Jumar or ascending device
  • Descending or belay device
  • Tape Sling

These are only some of the essential items. Check a more detailed packing list for climbing. We will provide group mountaineering equipment. But please do note climbing boots of large size (size 12 and above) is not available at the rental outlet from where we rent our gear and equipment. If your shoe size is 12 and above, you will have to arrange it on your own.

If you want to use your own personal climbing gear, you can bring it from home.

Most of the trekking equipment is available on hire in Kathmandu. You can keep your baggage light by only packing the essential items and renting or buying the rest in Kathmandu. Shops in Thamel offer branded as well locally made gear and equipment.

You can leave your spare luggage in your hotel’s storage room. It is completely safe and free. But do make sure to lock your luggage before leaving it at the storage unit.    

Guide(s) & Staff Arrangements

Mera Peak Climbing takes you across the highest trekking trail globally and to the summit of Nepal’s highest trekking peak.

It is important to have an experienced guide with you while climbing and trekking. A guide who is experienced and has an in-depth knowledge of the mountain will enrich your experience and keep you safe and secure.

When you book with us, we pair you up with our best climbing guide, who has more than 20 years of experience in mountain climbing. Our guide has climbed many 8,000 and 7,000-meter peaks, including Mount Everest. He has guided several groups to the top of Island Peak numerous times.

There will be one chief climbing guide or leader to ensure a successful summit attempt, and every 2 climbers will be aided by 1 assistant guide. A pre-climb training at the Island Peak Base Camp will be used to warm-up and help you get helpful tips from our guides. This training will especially help novice climbers hone their climbing skills.

While trekking, you will be guided by our trekking guides. Our guides have more than 10 years of experience and have a vast knowledge of your visiting area. They have completed the trekking guide course and have the required government license to work as mountain guides. They can communicate in English and have received training on wilderness first aid and crisis management.

A chief guide or trek leader will lead the trek. For every 4 trekkers, there will be an assistant guide assisting them personally. One porter will carry the luggage of 2 clients. Make sure that your luggage does not exceed 15 kg, as the porter can only carry a weight of 30 kg.

We believe in the ethical treatment of our staff. All our Guides and Porters are provided with weather-appropriate gear and clothing to battle the mountains' harsh weather. Before the start of a trek, we ensure that our mountain guides are fully insured. They are given fair wages and treated with respect.

We seriously follow the guidelines set by IPPG (International Porter Protection Group) and offer assistance to porters to develop other skills. A portion of the booking fee goes to fund the education of our field staffs’ kids.

Travel Insurance for Climbing

For Mera Peak Climbing, you need a good travel insurance policy that offers you coverage for all activities and altitudes included in your itinerary. You reach an altitude of 6,476 meters, and your travel insurance should offer you suitable coverage up to this elevation.

Though we take your safety as our number one priority, we cannot rule out mishaps and emergencies that may occur at this altitude. There is less oxygen in the environment, and trekkers usually suffer from Acute Mountain Sickness, which could prove to be fatal if not treated on time.

Walking and climbing in a treacherous mountain environment also exposes you to physical injuries. Therefore, make sure that your insurance covers the cost of all injuries and emergencies that you can possibly face during this trekking and climbing adventure.

Your insurance policy should especially cover the cost of helicopter evacuation and hospitalization in case of an accident or medical emergency, as these happen to be quite expensive. Check for vaccination requirements as some travel insurance policies make it mandatory to immunize yourself before leaving your country. 

Before you decide on a policy, be mindful and don’t forget to read the fine print. It would be advantageous for you also to choose a company that offers insurance cover on domestic and international flight cancellations and lost or stolen baggage.

Trip Safety

We ensure the safety of our clients by following all safety protocols during the trip. This itinerary has been designed by travel experts and veteran guides who have climbed Mera Peak innumerable times.

To prevent AMS, the required number of rest days has been added to the itinerary. Our guides always carry a first-aid kit and pulse oximeter (to measure the oxygen level in your blood) with them. The climbing guides assigned to you have climbed several 8,000-meter peaks and have more than 20 years of mountaineering experience. They have guided several climbers to the top of Mera Peak and know what steps to take during an emergency. They are well-trained in wilderness first aid and crisis management. To communicate during emergencies, our guides always carry a satellite phone with them. 

While climbing, our guides will keep you safe by taking care of all the hard and risky jobs – fixing ropes, ladders, setting up tents, etc. You will only have to follow them and pay heed to their instructions to reach the summit safely.

If a client shows AMS symptoms and needs to descend to a lower elevation, an assistant guide will escort them and follow the safety protocol. He will closely monitor the client’s condition and take the required steps needed for the client's well-being.

If they feel alright after a night’s rest, the guide will escort the client back to join the group. But if the condition worsens, the client will be escorted down to Lukla or get airlifted to Kathmandu for expert medical aid.

A typical day on the mountain


A typical day on the trail begins with a wake-up call at around 6 AM by your guide. Freshen up and get ready. Pack your belongings and head to the dining area for breakfast by 7 AM. Check your luggage for the final time and fill your water bottle before you hit the trail by 8 AM, along with your guide.

To avoid walking in the heat and enjoy clear mountains' views, you make an early start. En route, there will be short breaks to enjoy the views and take photographs. You stop for lunch at a local teahouse around noon or mid-day. After a quick rest of about an hour or 40 minutes, you get back on the trail and continue till you reach your overnight stop.

Upon reaching the stop for the night, you head to your teahouse, check in and have some rest. Tea with some light refreshments (cookies or biscuits) will be served at 5 PM. As the rooms are not insulated, you can warm yourself by the heater or stove in the communal area.

Exchange stories or play cards with other trekkers and sherpas till dinner is served (around 7 PM). After dinner, your guide will brief you about the next day’s trek – the route you will take, difficulty, where you will stop for lunch, etc. Afterward, retire for the night and have a well-deserved rest.

On average, you spend 6 to 7 hours walking each day on the trail.


On Day 10, there will be a pre-climb training at Khare. This training is very important for novice climbers as you get some valuable insights from our guides. You learn how to use the equipment and gear safely and effectively.

Your start to ascend Mera Peak from Khare on Day 11. You climb up to Mera Peak High camp and spend a night in a tented camp. Our expedition cook will keep you nourished and hydrated by serving you healthy and nutritious meals. There will be a briefing by the chief climbing guide about the summit push after dinner.

On Day 12, you wake up early at 2 AM. To beat the winds which batter the summit during the day, you make the summit push early. You carry a packed lunch and some energy bars with you to keep you energized. The ‘man-rope will secure the group.’

You climb using the support of a fixed rope and jumars as you approach the summit.  Follow our guides safely to the summit of Mera Peak, take pictures, enjoy the magnificent views and descend back to High Camp. Get a warm drink and after a brief rest, continue descending to Khare. This day is probably the toughest day of your journey as you climb and hike for 10 to 12 hours.

Responsible Travel

Travel responsibly and try to limit any negative impact on the environment. Limit the use of plastic and be mindful of throwing waste in the mountains. When you trek with us, you will be supporting local communities (from the guides and porters to teahouse owners). We, as a company, support sustainable tourism and patronize local businesses. We partner with service providers who work towards saving the environment.  As an active member of KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project), we make sure that our trips are environmentally friendly.

Altitude Map

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Mera Peak Climbing FAQs

Technically Island Peak is more difficult to climb than Mera Peak. Even though Mera Peak is the highest Trekking Peak in Nepal, the route up the mountain is straightforward and non-technical. Climbers get up to the mountain using ‘man-ropes’ (walking roped up), ice axe and crampons. On the other hand, the route up Island Peak is more technical and involves crossing crevasses on ladders and using fixed rope to reach the summit. While both the peaks can be attempted by novice climbers, Island Peak is more technical and challenging.

At 6461m/21,190ft. Mera Peak is Nepal’s highest trekking peak and one of the best peaks to climb for first-timers and novice climbers. Though alpine climbing experiences maybe an advantage, it is not a requirement to climb to this peak. It involves trekking and climbing above 5000 and 6000 metres and one should be physically fit and used to high-altitude trekking. The climb may not involve technical maneuvers but it’s physically demanding and strenuous. If you are fit and agile, have high-altitude trekking experience and are looking for your first Himalayan peak to climb, then this is the mountain for you. 

To reach Mera Peak you have to trek through the sparsely populated Hinku Valley. There are less crowds, but the facilities at the teahouses are basic as compared to those available along the busy Everest Base Camp route. 

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget

If you have booked a package with us you won’t be spending much as accommodation and 3 meals are already included in your trip price. You may have to personally pay for items like beverages and drinks, extra snacks, hot showers, electronic device charging, wifi etc. USD 20 to 30 (NRS 2000-3000) per day will suffice.

If the flight gets cancelled due to bad weather there is no alternative but to stay an extra day. You will have to bear the cost for the accommodation. Sometimes even when the airlines cancel their flights, helicopter companies offer charters. If you would like, you can take a heli flight. This will incur an extra cost and you have to pay for it. 

There is mobile network in the Everest Region. If you get a local SIM (Ncell or NTC) you can use your mobile phone to communicate easily. As this is a mountainous area the network may get erratic at times. At most places the network is good enough for internet use and video calls. Our climbing guides also carry a Satellite Phone for emergencies.

Please do note that if you are traveling in a group, a member falling sick won’t disrupt your trip. While the sick person will be taken care of, the rest of the group will be able to continue with the trip.

If someone becomes ill on the trail your trekking guide will take the sick person’s condition on account and decide he or she shall continue with the trek or return to a lower elevation and wait for the rest of the group. If his or her condition is serious then the person will be flown by air ambulance to Kathmandu or Pokhara for expert medical attention. An assistant will take care of the sick person, while the rest of the group shall proceed onwards and complete the trip as per the itinerary. 

You can either buy bottled mineral water or fill up a reusable water bottle with boiled or sterilized water. During the trek, the teahouses or lodges serve you bottled and filtered water which is generally safe and have to be paid for. A liter of water would cost anything between 1 to 4 USD. As you go higher the cost of all commodities, including water, increases. But do note there is no dearth or scarcity of drinking water at teahouses. We encourage our guest to use iodine and other purifying agents to treat the water before drinking.  You need to drink at least 3-4 litres of water each day to stay hydrated at higher altitudes.  Keeping your body hydrated helps you to keep away the symptoms altitude sickness.

No, the company won’t provide drinking water or any extra drinks or beverages other than the ones that are specified in the trip cost.

If you want to add extra activities and sites to your itinerary it can be done. Our Travel Consultant will help you customize your trip. Just let us know which places you want to visit and what you want to do and we will add these in your itinerary.

While tipping is not mandatory it is a nice way of showing your appreciation to the people who have helped you enrich your holiday experience. It all depends on how far you are pleased and satisfied with their services. There is no fixed amount, but many of our clients offer 8-10 percent of the total tour price as tips.   

In all our Everest Treks the teahouses that we use have western toilets. In luxury lodges and teahouses in the lower elevations the rooms come with attached bathrooms and hot showers. At higher elevations the facilities may be a bit basic and you may have to share the bathroom with other travellers. Please do note that in case of extreme cold, the water in the toilet basin may freeze and you may have to use an Asian (also known as ‘squat’) style of toilet that is located outside. Please do carry toilet paper rolls with you at all times. It is important that you carry enough rolls of toilet paper and hand sanitizer while trekking.

We provide sleeping bag and down jacket but you need to bring your own personal gear. We can recommend some good stores where you can hire or buy new ones.

Teahouses offer boiled and filtered drinking water to trekkers for a price. Though you can purchase bottled water, we discourage the use of plastic bottled water on the trail because of the adverse effect on the environment. You can bring along with you a reusable bottle nd fill it up with drinking water. 

Your guide will check the condition of the water of the filtered water before you purchase it. Please be assured that our guide will thoroughly check whether the water has been boiled and treated properly before you drink it.

Teahouse trekking is one of the most popular ways of trekking in Nepal. Teahouse trekking has almost replaced old style camping treks in Nepal along the popular trekking routes of Annapurna and Everest regions. Teahouse Trek involves resting or stopping at teahouses or lodges scattered along the trail for the night. The teahouses are locally owned and they provide accommodation and food. While the standard of teahouses varies, most of these establishments usually offer basic services - small rooms (usually on a twin sharing basis with comfortable beds), shared washroom, a heated communal dining area and a menu with a range of dishes. Some may offer wi-fi and hot shower. As these teahouses are located in remote locations, one should not expect the service of a city hotel while staying in one. But in popular trails like Everest Base Camp trail and Annapurna Base Camp trail one can expect luxury standard accommodations too. 

You need to have local currency to purchase items on the trail. While Lukla and Namche in the Everest Region may have lodges that would accept payment with cards, we strongly advise to carry enough local cash with you to buy essential items en route. You can exchange your currency at any of the money exchange centres in Kathmandu or use your credit or debit card at the local ATMs to get local currency.

You can store it at your hotel (most hotels in Kathmandu have storage facilities) or you can leave it at our office.

Most of the guides in our adventure company come from the mountainous areas. They are carefully selected on the basis of their experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. We provide guides that are experienced and fluent in English. With the objective of sustaining local communities, we employ guides from different ethnic backgrounds who have adequate knowledge about the culture, ecosystem, flora and fauna, geography and history of Nepal.

Our guides have the required government license to guide tourists. They have all gone through intensive training programs like wilderness first aid, trekking guide training, eco training workshop and rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering, which are certified and approved by the government of Nepal.

Yes, wifi hotspots are available on the Everest Base Camp trail. But please do keep in mind, due to the mountainous terrain the network maybe erratic. Often times the signal gets lost or the strength is poor.

We carry a first-aid box with us while trekking. But if you want you can carry along some essential medicines like ibuprofen, codeine, paracetamol, lozenges, anti-diarrhea tablets and diamox for AMS.

Please do note, all our trekking itineraries incorporate adequate number of acclimatization days. You will get an extra day’s rest at a lower elevation to prepare your body for a walk up in the higher reaches.

AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness usually occurs due to the lack of oxygen in the atmosphere in high altitudes. Our body is not used to walking in high altitude and it requires a lot of time to adapt to thin air in the mountains. Technically there is no way of stopping AMS but you can surely prevent it by following the given tips:

  • Keep your body hydrated. Drink at least 4 liters of water daily.
  • Give up smoking, alcohol and caffeine, the major causes of dehydration and headache.
  • Go slow- it’s not a race. Take plenty of time to acclimatize to the increase in altitude.
  • Don’t skip the acclimatization day. Take Diamox, an over-the-counter pill used to prevent and reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness.

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Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

David Jorgenson
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Apr 05, 2024

Mera Peak Trek

Mera Peak was an incredible experience! I looked at booking the trip over a year in advance, and the owner of Third Rock Adventures (Naba) sent me multiple itineraries to help customize a trekking plan that would fit my needs and timeline. The booking process was smooth and communication was great. The company took care of airport pick up, hotel stay, food, and pretty much anything else on arrival. One of the company guides showed me Khatmandu for a day before I left for my trek and he even invited me to his house for a traditional Nepalese dinner! During the trek, I had the best guide on the mountain in Lhakpa Dorjee Sherpa! Nearly everything was taken care of on the mountain as well, outside of renting crampons and double boots. I can’t recommend Third Rock Adventures enough, and I look forward to using their services again for more treks in the future!
Best Destination,Good Value,I like itinerary,Recommended by Friend,Best and Selected Tours,
It was a great experience after climbing Kilimanjaro
Reaching the top and seeing Mt Everest for the first time!
Listen to your Sherpa and you will reach the top!
Derrick Riddle
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Oct 22, 2022

Unbelievable expedition

Naba my friend suggested I to do this peak with Lakpa. I loved my climbing leader; he was amazing person. He encouraged me everytime I lagged and decided to halt. At times, I wasn't able to walk, but he waited for me until I catch my breath. Climbing part was great because of pre-climb training. Everything was simply perfect. The view from the summit was unbelievable, i didn't believe my eyes. Thanks Third Rock team for this unbelievable expedition.
Good Value
Kayden Russell
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Oct 22, 2022

Mera Peak

Mera Peak top is unbelievable. I was able to be there because of my guide, naba and his team. From Kathmandu day 1, I was ensured that it will be great time doing this expedition. The trekking trail up to the base camp was superb and the climbing part was adventurous. It was more than I expected.
Adam Arbour
Oct 18, 2022

Great Climb

The pre-cllimb training was really helpful. I got to use climbing gear for the first time. I am much thankful to Lakpa for his expertise and experience. When I got sore leg at the base camp, my guide gave me solid medicine and the next morning I was doing great and finally I climbed the peak. The company has elite team for peak climbing in Nepal. I want to recommend Lakpa for Mera Peak expedition.
Henry White
Oct 18, 2022

Mera Peak

The climb was superb. Naba did great job. Our climbing guide was expert at his job. I couldn't expect any better. Thanks to Naba and his team.
Wesley Hoffman
Oct 16, 2022

Mera Peak Climbed

5 stars for everything! The team was professional and my guide was highly experienced for peak climbing scene. When I asked him, he replied that he has done more than 100 climbing expeditions in Nepal.
Cecilio Vayo
Oct 15, 2022

Mera Peak

Our climbing guide Lakpa Sherpa is a mountain-hero. He took care us of until the last step. The view from the top of the peak was out of this world. I had incredible time up there. Thanks to Lakpa and Naba for everything,.
Zara Green
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Jun 04, 2022

Mera Expedition

My first time peak climbing in Nepal with Third Rock Adventures. After reading tons of blogs, and reviews on Google, Trip Advisor and the website I chose this company for one solid reason: Highly experienced climbing guide. I asked for the best itinerary and they offered me their standard crafted itinerary. In Kathmandu, we had meeting and pre-climb discussion. IT WAS REALLY HELPFUL. The service were satisfactory. The climbing experience was superb.
Good Value, I like itinerary
Kobi Thompson
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Apr 20, 2022

Mera Climb

Our climbing guru was an amazing guide. He was the best we could imagine. Before we ascended to the summit, the climbing leader arranged training for us to get along with the ropes, crampon, and other gear for the final push. It was really an adventure we were long craved. Third Rock Adventures is the company you should be going with for peak climbing in nepal.
Best and Selected Tours,
Dallas Wong
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Oct 19, 2021

Unforgettable trip in Nepal

I had a wonderful experience climbing Mera Peak. Right from the beginning, Leena answered all of my pre-trip questions thoroughly and the team made sure I was to the target, from welcoming to flights to trek and climbing. The trek itself was fantastic - the itinerary is planned with a long approach to aid in acclimatization, which is important when attempting a 6400m peak! My guide Chhewang was great and always made sure I had everything I might possibly need, and pointed out interesting things to see along the way. I enjoyed to the fullest, and is in Love with peak climbing in Nepal.
Liam Bermúdez
Apr 18, 2020

Superb experience

A trip to remember for a lifetime. Challenging and was rewarding as well. The view from atop Mera Peak was breathtaking. All the credit goes to my climbing leader, Chewwang. He was so professional, thanks to his years of experience. I Will go for Island Peak in about 2 years.
I wanted to scale a peak in Nepal, and found Mera Peak ideal.
the view from top of the peak
Do it if you want to climb a peak, and choose Mera peak.
Darcy Clanton
Apr 11, 2020

Mera Peak Climbing with Gadul

Did my first peak climbing with Third Rock Adventures. The company is really good for peak climbing, specially Mera and Island Peak. I chose Mera Peak and my adventure was beyond my expectation. Dealing with the team at Third Rock was incredibly easy; all my questions were addressed. i have limited time since I work 14 hours a day, still Pranaya was quick and professional. My guide Gadul was a great guy to work with. His english was very good and yes, he was knowledgeable about everything related to the trek and climb. He let me set my own pace and never rushed throughout the climb. He was superhero for me as he went through hard time making me scale the peak. He did everything in his power to make sure I was safe and good. At time I felt hard, but he inspired me to complete the climb and I did it. If it wasn't for him, I would not have done it. Thanks to Gadul and his years and years of experience in the mountains. Really commendable. I will always choose him and the company for any trek or climb in Nepal.
Corey Owen
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Feb 29, 2020

Mera Peak/Amphu Labcha Climb/Trek--Professionalism at it's best

My wife and I had a fantastic experience withThird Rock Adventures managed by Naba and guided by Chherwang. We had dealings with Naba with a previous company he was part of. Our successful collaboration there led us to seek out Naba at his new company, Third Rock Adventures. All was clearly set up and tailored to our individual needs as a private couple, and some of my wife's particular needs, dietary, and gear management, for instance. The price was very reasonable compared to the competition as well. Naba also was able to get some difficult to acquire perks: a direct flight from Kathmandu to and from Lukla, for instance which is currently very difficult to get.. We had a very good initial meeting in Kathmandu, and even more importantly Naba was anxious for our personal feedback at the end of the trip to improve future operations for clients. And the guide Chherwang was exceptional as well. I am already a mountain guide and trek leader with many Nepal and Tibet adventures under my belt. We needed a local guide/coordinator who was collaborative and open to different ideas (especially as this was a private not group trip). Chherwang constantly was checking in with us to make sure that our needs and desires were met, and asking if there were any problems. It was almost a 'western' approach in dealing with guests, compared to other local leader and companies I've dealt with in Nepal. Very refreshing, and very helpful.
Best Destination,Recommended by Friend,Best and Selected Tours,
Alfie Wheeler
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Feb 29, 2020

Best Adventure

This 18-day itinerary to the top of Mera Peak is the best adventure I had this year. I was accompanied by an experienced guide who was friendly and attentive as well.. We had the best view from the top of the peak. It was like a cinematic movie scene. The training before ascending the peak was also helpful. The services were outstanding and everything was managed timely and rightly. Highly recommended travel agency in Nepal.
Daniel G
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Dec 02, 2019

Mera Peak Climbing-with local culture and lifestyle

I recently did Mera Peak Climbing with TRA. I was not sure if I could do it or not, but once I met personally with Chhewang (my climbing leader), I felt good. He showed me some of his pictures from him more than 100 peak climbing adventures. We had tea-talk, and it was immensely satisfying, and I was excited about the climb. My every single day was more than just an adventure- it was a mountainous life full of amazing stories. I was dwelling and interlacing with local culture and lifestyle. I could not expect more. I was rewarded with the best experience and admittedly my leader, Chhewang turned out to be a friend for life. Before I conclude my words here, I want to thank Mr. Naba for his personal touch and time and my guide/leader, Chhewang, for this beautiful trip.
Anderson Powers
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Nov 17, 2019

Sharing experience from Mera Peak Climbing

Came here to share my experience-Mera Peak Climbing. Had a wonderful experience with Third Rock Adventures. My porter was a humble guy, my mountaineering leader was expert, supportive and friendly. On my pre-climb training, I learned a lot. And on top of the peak, admired stunning views of the peaks. Had challenging days but the leader always backed me up. THere were times when I felt like not doing, but my leader did his job of encouraging me and pushing me to the top of the peak.
Jackson Wallace
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Nov 07, 2019

Superb Experience

Now that I have climbed one peak in Nepal, I have earned the bragging right. Damn, it feels so cool to share the story of my Mera Peak Climbing with my friends, family and colleagues. It was definitely challenging but I did it. And if I have to be honest, the credit goes to my climbing leader, Mr. Chewwang Sherpa who helped me every second to step up and climb until I reached the top of the peak. The itinerary has training before we actually climb the peak. It taught me to use the climbing equipment, gears properly. Hadn't I trained, I would have face hard difficulties to climb the peak. All thanks to the expert team at TRA. I did it. If you want to, you should go for it.
Akim Mikhaylov
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Oct 29, 2019

Был большой опыт

Наслаждались каждый божий день. Мой лидер по альпинизму был действительно потрясающим. Он был очень опытен и внимательно относился к каждой маленькой задаче и решению, уделяя моей безопасности первоочередное внимание. Он сказал, что у него более 10 лет восхождения на вершины Непальских Гималаев. И я это понял, когда он пригласил меня на предлезненную тренировку. Я получил много удовольствия, многому научился и, что наиболее важно, у меня была связь с непальской альпинистской командой. Третья рок-команда потрясающая, с самого первого дня позаботилась о том, чтобы все было отлично. Даже консультант по путешествиям следил за тем, чтобы мы делали все вовремя и по делу. Что касается бронирования, проблем не было, и когда я добрался до Ktm, меня тепло встретили. Все было здорово.
Brandon Deep
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Oct 03, 2019

Mera peak climbing was a real adventure

We would like to thank Third Rock Adventures and Chhewang for guiding our trip to Mera peak. We were very well looked after and had a great time on the trek. Everything was organised for us and ready for our arrival in Kathmandu. Our guide was a real mountain hero who already climbed Mt. Everest and he arranged with a great hotel and proper information during the trip. Thank you so much.
highly recommended
Samuil Kulikov
flagsRussian Federation
Oct 03, 2019

Beautiful Expedtion

Я поспорил с консультантом, чтобы я не включил день акклиматизации, но он настоял на его проведении, и теперь я благодарен ему за его искреннее предложение. Если бы я пропустил акклиматизационный день, я бы не завершил восхождение. Им потребовались дни и даже неделя, чтобы разработать маршрут, который лучше всего подходит для всех, учитывая безопасность их клиента. Говоря о моем опыте, я более чем доволен поездкой и услугами THIRD ROCK ADVENTURES. Для них моя безопасность всегда была на первом месте. Мне предложили хорошие номера и отличную еду. Спасибо Third Rock за эту возможность.
Max McEwan
Sep 29, 2019

Did it!!!!

Yes, I did it!!!! One of the best things in my life is this climb. I climbed to the top of Mera Peak in Nepal. I had the incredible view of the mountains from Mera Peak top. Glad I did it, after 2 years of planning. My friend didn't listen to me otherwise they would have the bragging right like I am having now. I have some amazing pictures from this expedition. If you want to climb a peak, you can go with Mera Peak climbing expedition and if you are looking for a travel agency, definitely, Third Rock is the best.
George Miller
Sep 29, 2019

Perfect Peak to Climb

Mera Peak Climbing is a perfect peak to start the first climbing. For anyone like me, who can trek for 5-6 hours and are used to exercising, this expedition is a doable one. Besides, the experienced climbing leader will guide you. Honestly speaking here, I had no experience, but I am avid trekker. And guess what, I did it! I am highly grateful to Chewang for amazing experience, and beautiful memories. At time, it was challenging but I did it. Loved it. Thanks Third Rock Adventures.
Nina Egorova
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Sep 29, 2019

Много воспоминаний

Russian now that I am writing this review, an image from the top of Mera Peak is rolling inside my head, so beautiful and so awe-inspiring. I still remember the moment I breathe at the top of the peak. After challenging climb, I was awarded the best view I have ever had in my life. I could see chains of mountains, sparkling in the white sky. And I love my day at the high camp and how my leader trained me for the climb. Lots of memories from the expedition. I wish I could go the himalayas. ???? Теперь, когда я пишу этот обзор, в моей голове крутится изображение с вершины пика Мера, такое красивое и такое впечатляющее. Я до сих пор помню момент, когда дышу на вершине пика. После сложного подъема я получил лучший вид, который у меня когда-либо был в моей жизни. Я мог видеть цепи гор, сверкающие в белом небе. И я люблю свой день в высоком лагере и то, как мой лидер подготовил меня к восхождению. Много воспоминаний об экспедиции. Хотел бы я снова пойти ... в Гималаи.
Tim C. Painter
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Sep 12, 2019

Mera Peak Climbing

Had such an amazing adventure to the top of Mera peak with Third Rock Adventures. It was absolutely phenomenal adventure for me. The 18 days to top of Mera Peak was worth everything and beyond my imagination. I have to say that Third Rock Adventures was exceptional with their service. My guide/leader, Chewwang was superb with every job he performed: he truly is Sherpa. I had few obstacle at High Camp but with expertise of Sherpa, I was able to overcome it and the pre-climb training helped me alot for the climb. Once I reached the summit, I was awestruck, imagine standing on top of the mountain with breath-taking views of some of the highest mountain in the world. I had a feeling that I conquered the greatest battle of my life. Everyday was blissful, surrounded by mountains, beautiful people and dramatic landscape. I recall my brief moment at the summit: wonderful experience. Without Chewang, the trip would have been kinda normal. I have huge respect to his experience (I heard he has more than 25 years of experience, that's amazing!!!) At last I want to wrap up by recommending them, Third Rock is awesome.
Recommended by Friend,
I wanted to do climbing
at the top of Mera Peak- the views were incredible.
go for it- ideal for novice and experienced travelers as well.
Michele Edwards
Sep 02, 2019

Best Adventure

Exceptionally Professional Team. Highly Recommended I summited Mera Peak a year ago. I wasn't fully prepared, but the travel consultant assigned to me answered all my questions. He was quick and clear. I even dealt with Mr. Naba, he made things very easy. My climbing leader was knowledgeable and friendly. He spoke good English and was literally Mr. perfect for my climbing adventure. On my last day, I felt a bit uneasy, but my climbing leader took care of me and made it happen. It was challenging but with my climber leader, I did it. Admittedly, my safety was a paramount concern for him and the team back in Kathmandu.
Paul Summers
flagsUnited States of America
Sep 02, 2019


I wanted to do Mera Peak Climbing for two reasons: "1. Checked EBC and ABC Trek from my Travel list" AND " 2. wanted to try Nepal's Highest Trekking Peak." I successfully did Mera Peak Climbing again with two reasons: "1. my strong will and determination" and "2. Professional Travel Agency." Third Rock Adventures went above and beyond for my adventure- from the first inquiry to my way to Kathmandu and final departure- I was taken care of with my expectations fulfilled; thanks to the experienced and professional team of Third Rock Adventures. The constant backdrop of some of the highest mountains in the world en route Mera Peak allured me with its elegant beauty. Though it was quite hard on reaching higher altitude, my guide helped me cope up with the thin air. Thanks to well-crafted itinerary designed for me, we had acclimatization day that immensely help me through my journey to the top of Mera Peak. The accommodations and meals were good, in fact, better than I expected. Despite the difficult grading of Mera Peak Climbing, I was properly trained, salute to the team. Overall, the experience was wonderful- what's next? Next year I will again come to Nepal with Third Rock Adventures.
Good Value,I like itinerary,
I wanted to indulge the best summit experience,
The field staff and their professionalism. They were too good with what's next and hows' that done!
If you want to try something new other than EBC Trek, I recommend Mera peak climbing.
Jeroen Visser
Apr 16, 2019

Adventurous journey to Mera Peak made awesome

My dream of climbing a real mountain came true. This was my first time traveling with Third Rock Adventures and it was amazing. My climbing guide Chhewang was very communicative and helpful with the pre-planning of the trip and even better while in Nepal. We got delayed due to bad weather in Kathmandu but Chhewang arranged a reasonably priced helicopter flight to Lukla so we didn't lose too much time. The trek was awesome and guide an porter team were fantastic. Unfortunately, I did not make the summit due to altitude sickness. The guide got me down from high camp safely and arranged a rescue flight, hospital and aftercare while I was Kathmandu. Although altitude sickness is no fun, I never felt unsafe because of the professionalism of the team. Chhewang also arranged to send a bag with trekking equipment to my home in Holland, so I didn't have to carry the cold weather stuff to my next destination in Indonesia. Superb service!
Jędrzej Grygiel
Mar 14, 2019

Amazing climb to Mera Peak

If someone asks me who can guide the best in Himalayas, my answer would be Third Rock Adventures! A lot of the success and enjoyment during the treck comes from good teamwork and communication and you can be sure that it won't be missed. The treck is not technical but quite demanding but offering majestic views! Our guide Mr. Gadul and porters are very knowledgable and get personally involved in the trips so you can be sure you are in good hands. They are fast, strong and trustworthy. Our guide turned out to be an excelent teacher as well and at the end of the trip I knew basic Nepali phrases! I am looking forward to continuing to hike/treck/climb with Third Rock Adventures for as long as my itchy feet are able!! I am happy to trek with them.

Based on 28 reviews
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