Mera Peak Travel Insurance

Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal, standing at 6,476 meters (21,247 feet). It's a challenging climb but doesn't require any technical climbing experience. The trek to the summit is considered one of the most beautiful and scenic routes in Nepal, offering stunning views of the Himalayas.

Trekking or Climbing?

Mera Peak is classified as a "Trekking peak" by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), which means that it doesn't require any technical climbing experience. However, you will need to be in good physical condition and have a good level of fitness to climb it.

What insurance do I need?

As Mera Peak requires some climbing/mountaineering, Trekking insurance will not necessarily cover you. Mountaineering insurance which covers up to 6,476 meters should cover you. However, some insurers may cover Mera Peak under "Trekking", which may be cheaper than Mountaineering cover. You will need to specifically check with the insurer that they will cover you.

Medical & Rescue Cover

Trekking at high altitudes can be dangerous, and it's essential to have insurance that covers medical and rescue expenses in case of an emergency. Make sure that your insurance policy covers you up to the your maximum altitude (the cover will not be valid for any altitude, if you go above the maximum limit), and that it includes helicopter evacuation if necessary.


There are several insurance providers that offer trekking insurance for Nepal. Here is a list of some of the most popular options:
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Trekking Peaks:

In Nepal, there are 28 "Trekking Peaks" (which require a permit to climb) but this is misleading as all of them require climbing or mountaineering, with rope, crampons and ice axes required. However, the easiest ones, Island Peak and Lobuche East can be attempted with no prior experience with certain agencies.
Peak nameDifficulty (French grade)Max. altitude
Mera PeakPD+6,476 m (21,247 ft)
Island Peak (Imja Tse)PD+6,189 m (20,305 ft)
Lobuche PeakPD+6,119 m (20,070 ft)
Kyajo RiD6,186 m (20,295 ft)
Yala PeakF+5,700 m (18,700 ft)
Pisang PeakPD6,091 m (19,978 ft)
Chulu WestPD-6,419 m (21,055 ft)
Tent PeakF5,663 m (18,580 ft)

Trekking agencies

Generally, there are two types of trekking agencies; locally ran and operated agencies and foreign agencies. Often the foreign agencies will actually use local agency, while somtimes providing an aditional international mountain guide.

The advantage of an international agency is that you can trust that all arrangements will be made and you will have a point of contact that speaks your native language. However, often you will end up having the exact same trekking experience as if you had gone directly with a local agency.