6000m Peaks

Mera Peak

Your first step into the
mightiest mountains on Earth.

Mera Peak
Climbing

Rising to 6,476m above sea level, Mera Peak, in Khumbu region of Nepal, is known as the gateway to Everest. From its summit, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views which take in five of the world’s highest mountains - Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu and, of course, Everest. But it’s not just the views that give Mera its reputation. This relatively easy mountain is often the first Himalayan climbs that mountaineers tackle, paving the way for greater conquests in future.

Country

Nepal

Duration

19 days

grade

Moderate 2A

Max Altitude

6476 m
21247 ft

Daily activity

Approx
4 - 5 hours

Season

Spring &
Autumn

Dates Available

21 Oct - 11 Nov

Starting from

GBP £4,000

Aimed at mountaineers and trekkers with a high level of basic fitness, and an aptitude for altitude. Prior experience of big mountain environments is preferred but not necessary. We can teach you what you need to know on this peak.

What the adventure involves

Elite Exped’s record in the Himalayas speaks for itself. Our founder Nimsdai famously climbed all 14 of the world’s 8,000m peaks in record time during his Project Possible push in 2019. He was accompanied on most of these ascents by his friend and fellow partner Mingma David. The pair along with Mingma Tenzi then went on to become two of the first people ever to set foot on the summit of K2 in winter, in January 2021.

Most of the hand-picked guiding team that they’ve assembled for Elite Exped hail from the Himalayas, meaning that our collective knowledge of these mountains is second to none. This unparalleled experience makes us uniquely placed to introduce others to this range, and Mera Peak is one of the perfect places to do it. 

Sometimes referred to as “Nepal’s highest trekking peak” the climb represents little in the way of technical challenges. As long as you’re comfortable operating in high alpine environments, can use crampons and handle an ice axe, the climb shouldn’t present too many difficulties. For this reason, we often recommend Mera Peak as the first step for people who are looking to build up to more serious mountaineering objectives in the future.

Our itinerary on this popular mountain is based on the successful expedition plans implemented multiple times by Nimsdai and Mingma David. From the moment you land in Kathmandu to the moment you depart, we like to allow 19 days, giving you plenty of time to rest and acclimatize, as well as a generous climbing window.

Our founders’ Nepalese heritage and ability to bridge the gap between Western and Himalayan climbing cultures allows us to run every aspect of our operation smoothly, without fear of misunderstandings. The success of our approach is evident in our founder Nimsdai’s own achievements, including his 100 percent success rate on 8,000m climbs. At Elite Exped, we pride ourselves on our ability to control every aspect of expedition planning - from ferrying-in food, to fixing ropes - so we’re never left reliant on third parties.

As well as being highly-trained mountaineers, our guides are skilled mountain rescue operatives, with extensive experience of extracting climbers from difficult situations. We have evacuation plans in place, and helicopters on standby in case of emergencies. Our intimate knowledge of these mountains, and extraction routes, enables us to move faster than anyone should something unexpected happen. Simply put, if you’re climbing in the Himalayas, you could not be in safer hands. 

From our clients
Dee Saall
Everest Trek 2017

“Created an experience I will never forget! Professional guidance on all levels of the expedition!”

Jeff Evans:
Mera 2017

You can trust them with the safety and satisfaction of clients. Elite was nothing less than a 10/10 in every aspect of how they executed the expedition.

Bob Diggs Brown
Mera 2017

Had a wonderful experience with Elite and their team. Courteous, professional, and very safety-oriented. I would highly recommend Elite.

This tried and tested itinerary is informed by decades of mountaineering experience. As with all adventurous activities of this type however, circumstances may arise where Elite Exped is forced to make alterations, possibly at short notice. While making every effort to adhere to this published schedule, we kindly ask for your patience if the weather, or other naturally occurring circumstances, intervene

Your daily schedule

  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel

  • Day 02

    Welcome brief and trip preparation in Kathmandu

  • Day 03

    Fly from Kathmandu to Luka and trek to Paiya

  • Day 04

    Trek from Poyan to Panggom

  • Day 05

    Trek from Pang Kongma to Ningsow

  • Day 06

    Trek from Ningsow to Chhatra Khola

  • Day 07

    Trek from Chhatra Khola to Kothe

  • Day 08

    Trek from Kothe to Thaknak

  • Day 09

    Trek from Thaknak to Khare

  • Day 10

    Acclimatize day in Khare; Pre climb training

  • Day 11

    Trek from Khare to Mera High Camp

  • Day 12

    Summit day and back to Khare

  • Day 13

    Contigency Day for summit plan

  • Day 14

    Trek from Khare to Kothe

  • Day 15

    Trek from Kothe to Thuli Kharka

  • Day 16

    Trek from Thuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass

  • Day 17

    Fly back to Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel

  • Day 18

    Leisure day in Kathmandu/Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

  • Day 19

    Final Departure

Training

Developing your skills to achieve a new possible

Our tailored approach to training will help you improve as a climber, developing the mental and physical skills you need to achieve your dreams. Learn more

Environment

Protecting our mountains

We believe the mountains are there for all to enjoy, but must be respected, and protected. We are the voice, carers and keepers of these sacred places for future generations. Our environmental policy ensures we do no harm, and leave no trace. Learn more

Above + Beyond + Adventure

Practical info

Frequently asked questions

The following frequently asked questions may help answer any queries you have about Elite Exped, what this expedition involves, and what is required. If your question isn’t answered here please check our dedicated FAQ support page, otherwise don’t hesitate to get in touch.

What skillset and fitness level are required?

All Elite Exped expeditions are within extreme high altitude environments, with differing requirements for ability. Due to the nature of these operational landscapes it is essential you provide concise, honest descriptions of relevant experience and current fitness levels. Upon receipt we will review your experience and respond accordingly. At this point if we consider there to be any shortfalls, we can collectively discuss the opportunities and/or provide a training support plan to achieve your goals.

What equipment is provided?
Will I get my own guide?
Will the expedition cost include travel?

Why choose
Elite Exped?

Unparalleled
leadership

Nimsdai Purja and Mingma David Sherpa’s mountaineering world records speak for themselves, but our founders are more than just supremely-talented climbers. While some choose to direct operations from a back office, Nimsdai and Mingma David lead from the front. Their experience of every aspect of guiding and climbing - from fixing ropes, to organising logistics - is unparalleled. It’s no surprise that when they’ve worked together they have a perfect, 100 percent success rate when it comes to summiting 8,000m peaks.

Safety through
self-sufficiency

If it’s controllable we control it, this is key to attain and maintain our industry leading strategy for success and safety. We maximise our options, agility and responsiveness by running totally self-sufficient expeditions, not relying on any other teams on the mountain to achieve our objectives. We are capable of setting up our own fixed lines (with a proven track record on all 8,000m peaks) and have backups to cover all scenarios, from secondary oxygen supplies through to the ability and experience to operate our own rescue missions if the situation arises.

A unique
perspective

With his Nepalese roots, and UK residency, our co-founder Nimsdai Purja brings a unique perspective of the world of mountaineering, and an unparalleled ability to bridge the gap between Western and Himalayan climbing cultures. We can assemble trusted teams and networks anywhere in the world, but our founders’ roots are a particular advantage when it comes to summiting the world’s very highest peaks. An intimate knowledge of how things work on the ground ensures that everything runs smoothly when you’re 8,000m above sea-level.

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