Mera Peak (6,476m) is Nepal’s highest and best trekking peak. Nestled on the edge of the legendary Khumbu Region, it overlooks many of the world’s highest summits, including Mount Everest, Lhoste, Ama Dablam & Makalu!
Mountain Expeditions have been organising expeditions into the Khumbu for 8 years and we have perfected an itinerary that takes you off the beaten track whilst immersing you in local culture, all whilst better acclimatising you along the way.
Mountain Expeditions offer professional and personable Open Expeditions allowing you to join a group of like-minded team members. We strive to create a welcoming team atmosphere and an environment where everyone can achieve their aims. We also offer the option of leading Private Expedition groups.
“A truly special expedition! The whole trek was seamless from start to finish & the summit was just the icing on the cake – the views across to Everest blew my mind! I can’t wait to go back!” Simon Parker
Mera Peak at 6,476m, is one of the most achievable trekking peaks in the Himalayas. It is a very special expedition where we’ll follow the little-visited jungle route. This route offers incredible views of 5 of the world’s highest mountains, steady acclimatisation and unique cultural insights.
Avoiding the crowds, we’ll trek through the stunningly beautiful Hinku Valley, meeting local hill people in their environment and experiencing the rich Sherpa culture along the way. There’s no rush to acclimatise as you pass through hidden yak pastures, rhododendron forests and stupa-crowned mountain passes. For the summit bid, we enter a land of ice and snow, following the majestic Mera glacier for two days all the way to the top. Our efforts are rewarded with one of the greatest views on Earth, including five mountains, all 8000m+ which span the crown of the Himalayas. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu close by, and to the east on the Indian border, Kangchenjunga. It’s a moment to cherish for life.
Mountain Expeditions are expedition specialists and the Himalayas are the world’s greatest playground! We love organising and delivering expeditions to Nepal and do so with a friendly and supportive approach. We understand that joining any of our expeditions is a big deal, so we try and make sure everything is perfect from start to finish.
Mountain Expeditions employ a small number of the UK’s most experienced High Altitude Expedition Leaders and we will always send a UK Expedition Leader to facilitate your expedition. All of our leaders are chosen on their individual merits which we base on their mix of vast mountain experience, interpersonal skills and of course, qualifications.
With all our expeditions we partner with the very best local in-country agencies who share our ethos of delivering outstanding expeditions. We believe that a combined leadership team built of a UK Expedition Leader and a highly experienced local Sherpa guide is the strongest and most successful way to deliver our Nepal expeditions. For Mera Peak a local Sherpa guide will be with the team throughout the entire expedition and additional local guides will be used for the summit attempt.
The truth behind organising and leading worldwide expeditions is that you need an excellent local in-country agent to work with. Over the years Mountain Expeditions have developed a long standing relationships with our local crew in Nepal and the added value of our friendly and efficient local staff never goes unnoticed – we know it makes a big difference to your experience. Our local team are a huge part of your experience and it makes all the difference on the mountain.
On big mountains like Mera Peak we don’t believe leading Open Expedition teams of 10+ members is good practice and it certainly doesn’t offer a very personable experience! All our Open Expedition teams are capped at 8 resulting in a close knit, small team experience.
We believe that our summit success rate is down to a combination of smaller teams and using the most experienced High Altitude Expedition Leaders. This combination has shown time and time again that this is the safest approach whilst on the mountain.
Our itinerary has been chosen to make this trip the very best we believe it can be. We’ve included an entire preparation day in Kathmandu which allows time for people to rest after a long flight, time for any lost luggage to catch up with us and time for your Expedition Leader to do a full kit and medical check before a relaxed expedition briefing with a cold Everest beer! It also allows time for the team to get to know eachother a little before we set off into the mountains together.
There are many reasons people choose to climb big mountains and many reasons why you might choose to climb Mera Peak. Mera Peak offers a realistic opportunity to summit a big Himalayan mountain without having vast amounts of altitude experience. Please read our Trip Suitability section to find out more.
Many of our expeditions start and finish in a bustling city in a really nice hotel. Maybe it’s first and last impressions that count or perhaps we just enjoy having nice accommodation to start and finish a trip but it’s what we do! On Mera Peak we use our favourite hotel in Kathmandu, lovely Tea lodges for the trek and we ensure that our Highcamp is as comfortable as possible on the mountain.
Live Trip Status: When our trips are ‘Available‘ it means they are live & taking bookings. Once we’ve met the minimum numbers to confirm the trip, the status changes to ‘Confirmed‘ which is your green light to go ahead & book your flights & insurance. Once all the places are booked the trip will show as ‘Full‘.
Do you already have a team for Mera Peak & want to choose specific dates that work for you?
Simply click on the ‘Plan your own’ button (just below) and fill in the Contact Us fields
We’ll call/email you to discuss the trip and the details
We’ll then create a unique Mera Peak URL just for your group and send you the link so you can all book on together!
Are you dreaming of a little more luxury on the mountain, private 1:1 guiding perhaps? Or do you simply want a unique experience or to put a special twist on it? Whether it’s a different route, you want to use helicopters, take along a TV crew or adventure photographer, let us know and we can bring together the very best people in the world for your once-in-lifetime expedition.