Mera Peak Permit Cost

Mera Peak Climbing is a great and fantastic combination of high altitude trek and climb. To climb Mera Peak, you will need two or more trekking permits as well. Depending on the route you pick, the cost of Mera Peak permit varies.

A climb to Mera peak is a great and exciting adventure to one of the highest climbing peaks of Nepal. It is a great introduction to mountain climbing experience.

Anyone wishing to trek or climb in Nepal needs to have at least one or more trekking permits. The permits required depends on the trekking destination, the mountain, and the trekking routes. The permit costs also varies.

Mera Peak is one of the most exciting and easy climbing peak. It is great for all who wishes to experience climbing a Himalayan summit in Nepal.

Mera Peak Permit Cost based on the route

The route you choose to climb Mera Peak determines the time duration and the permits required.

Route One:

After flying to Lukla, you trek towards the north to Paiya. You trek through the remote and beautiful region of Hinku valley. You will pass through beautiful, quaint little villages like Panguam, Nagindingma, Kothe. From there, you can trek from Tagnag to Khare.

At Khare, some of the agencies provide some basic mountaineering training to prepare for your final push to Mera Peak. Khare is also an acclimatization spot. There you get a time to relax and enjoy the beautiful village and landscape.

After Khare, you will hike to Mera Base Camp. At Mera Base Camp, you will be camping and cooking your own meal. From Mera Base Camp, you will trek to High Camp, here too you will be camping. From here you will finally climb to the summit of Mera Peak.

The return journey is more rapid but a relaxed one.

For the route you will need the following permits:

mera peak climbing cost

Local Area Permit:

This permit costs around Nrs. 2000 ($20). You can buy this at Lukla on arrival.

Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit:

The cost is as follows:

Locals: Free

SAARC nationals: Nrs. 1500 (Nrs. 165 vat charge)

Other nationals: Nrs. 3000 (Nrs. 390 vat charge)

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Mera Peak Climbing Cost:

The cost for expedition is as follows:

For Foreign Nationals:

March-May: $250

Sep-Nov.: $125

Dec.-Feb.: $70

June-Aug.: $70

For Nepali Nationals:

March-May: Nrs. 4000

Sep-Nov.: Nrs. 2000

Dec.-Feb.: Nrs. 1000

June-Aug.: Nrs. 1000

You will be indulging in the beautiful experience of climbing one of the highest trekking points, Mera Peak (m).

You can get an overview of the detailed itinerary here:

19 Days Mera Peak Climbing trek.

Route Two:

After flying to Lukla, you will follow the Everest Base Camp trek route. This will lead you to Namche Bazaar, the highest trade center of the world.

From there, you trek to Mera Base Camp then to High Camp and finally to the summit. From the summit you head back the same way.

For this second route you will need the following permits:

Local Area Permit:

This permit costs around Nrs. 2000 ($20). You can buy this from Lukla on arrival.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry permit:

This permit cost is as follows:

Locals: Free

SAARC nationals: Nrs. 1500 (Nrs. 165 vat charge), approximately US$ 15

Other nationals: Nrs. 3000 (Nrs. 390 vat charge), approximately US$ 30

Mera Peak Climbing Cost:

The cost for expedition is as follows:

For Foreign Nationals:

March-May: $250

Sep-Nov.: $125

Dec.-Feb.: $70

June-Aug.: $70

For Nepali Nationals:

March-May: Nrs. 4000

Sep-Nov.: Nrs. 2000

Dec.-Feb.: Nrs. 1000

June-Aug.: Nrs. 1000

The third route: the most challenging route

After flying into Lukla, you trek towards the East directly to Zatr La Pass (4610m). From here, you enter the Hinku valley and trek to Tagnag to Mera Base Camp. This is one of the most challenging routes. It is also the shortest. This route is strongly discouraged for inexperienced climbers and high altitude trekkers.

It is also discouraged as it doesn’t have enough acclimatization days and periods. You will directly land at Lukla (2810m) and reach Zatr La pass within 2 days of the trek.

This route is only for experienced climbers wishing to challenge themselves and push their limits.

Mera Peak Permit cost of this third route is same as the first route.

Things to remember before getting your Mera Peak Permit

  • You can get the Mera Peak Permits only through a registered and licensed trekking agency. You can contact us to do this efficiently and effectively.
  • You need to get a garbage deposit cost of $250 to get the permits for Mera Peak climb/trek.
  • There are no group discounts for Mera Peak climbing permits.
  • Children below the age of 10 do not require to purchase or have the national park entry permits.
  • The National Park Entry Permits and Mera Peak climbing permits can be easily obtained from Kathmandu.
  • You can get the Mera peak climbing permits only from Kathmandu.

Things required to obtain the Permits

  • 2 passport sized photographs for each permit
  • 1 photocopy of your passport for each permit
  • Completed forms for each permit
  • Enough Nepali currency to cover the permit costs

Terms and Conditions of the Permits

  • All of the mentioned permits are valid for single entry only. The permits are non refundable, non-transferable. The permit holder can enter the designated places within the Conservation Area.
  • Any person entering the Conservation Area shall abide by the National Park and Wildlife Conservation Act 2029 B.S. (1973, Nepal) and the Regulations made under this Act.
  • You must carry these Entry Permits during the entire trip. You should show them if concerned personnel of the Conservation Area, region want to check it.
  • The entry permit counters issue entry permits to these areas. Entry Permits are not issued from any check posts along the routes of those areas.

Interesting facts about Mera Peak

  • At 6,476m, Mera Peak is one of the highest trekking peaks in the world.
  • Mera has 3 different and distinct summits. Mera North, 6,476 metres (21,247 ft), Mera Central, 6,461 metres (21,198 ft) and Mera South, 6,065 metres (19,898 ft). It also has a smaller “trekking summit” in the south. However it is not marked on most maps of the region.
  • From Mera peak, you see some of the highest mountains in the world including Mt. Everest (8848 m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516 m), Makalu (8463m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7855m) and Chamlang (7319m). You can also see some of the smaller mountains of 6000 and 65000m ranges.
  • The British Army officer J.O.M. Roberts and Sen Tenzing were the first successful people to climb of Mera Peak(Central) on 20 May 1953. The route they used is still the standard route. The honor of being the first to reach the true summit (Mera North) goes to the Frenchmen Marcel Jolly, G Baus and L Honills. They climbed Mera North in 1975.
  • The trails leading to Mera Peak goes through forests of rhododendron, oak, silver fir, birch and Jennifer. You can also see Meera Glacier on the way.
  • You can visit and explore the beautiful, quaint and ancient villages of the locals of Solukhumbu on the way to Mera Peak.
  • You can ascend of Mera Peak from the Mera La pass (5415m) on the Northern Fac. This pass joins the valley of Hongu to the Hinku valley.
  • You will get to explore some of the remotest and mountainous areas of Hinku and Hongu region of Nepal during your climb to Mera Peak.
  • From Mera Base Camp, there are no tea houses, restaurants or cafes. Hence, trekkers and climbers must bring sufficient equipment and supplies to sustain themselves.

Best months for Mera Peak climb

The spring and autumn seasons are the best time to do treks anywhere in Nepal, Mera Peak is no different.

These seasons are the most preferable time to climb Mera Peak to observe and enjoy the astonishing views of the mountains and landscape. These seasons have the best weather conditions and visibility.

March, April and May is Spring in Nepal. Late April and May are preferable for climbs to Mera Peak. You can get amazing visibility from the peak of Mera. You can also enjoy the full blossoms of rhododendrons and subalpine wildflowers on the trails.

September, October and November is autumn in Nepal. The near-perfect weather conditions and amazing visibility make these months the ideal time to climb Mera Peak. The most preferable month is October.

Late November and early March is still cold at the higher regions. Early September still sees light rainfall. Thus, you will need to adjust your equipment, supplies and gear to suit the weather.

Final Say,

Trekking anywhere in Nepal is a beautiful and exotic adventure. Along with the beautiful scenery and landscapes, you also get to enjoy and indulge in the local culture, tradition and lifestyle.

You need the right permit to trek anywhere in Nepal. You will need to show your permits on the various checkpoints along the trails.

The permits help to keep information about the number of trekkers, visitors in Nepal. Along with this, some portion of some of the permit fees goes into the conservation of the area.

If you have any queries, inquiries about Mera Peak, treks and tours within Nepal, feel free to contact us.

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