Mera Peak stands 6,476 metres tall, and is Nepal’s highest trekking peak. Lying in the Solu Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal, this peak features magnificent views of Himalayan giants such as the Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Nuptse. Mera peak itself is actually a collection of three peaks: Mera North at 6,476 m,; Mera Central at 6,461 m, and Mera South at 6,065 m.
After a short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, you will directly reach the Khumbu valley, where your exhilarating journey begins. The trek to the peak is fantastic, and is almost as memorable as the climb itself. Weaving your way through the fields, you pass several rhododendron forests and small villages on your way to the mountain. You can stop to chat with the locals and enjoy majestic Himalayan views throughout the journey.
To climb Mera peak you will need basic ice axe and crampon skills, as a large part of the climb will have you walking up a glacier. Even if you don’t already have the necessary skills, you will easily learn everything you need to know while traversing the bottom of the Mera Glacier. Thus, by the time you need to do some serious climbing, the bottom of the Mera Glacier will have taught you the required skills to reach the summit.
Once reaching Mera Peak Base Camp and after having acclimatized you can begin your ascent. The climb takes three days, and features several glaciers which are mostly gentle but occasionally get steep.
From atop the peak itself, on a clear day, you’ll get a spectacular view of three of the highest mountains on Earth: Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), and Everest (8848m). The Kanchenjunga (8586m), although quite far away to the east, is also visible when the weather conditions are right. One thing is for sure: the view from the Mera summit is one you’ll never forget.
Despite physically challenging, Mera is worth every effort because of the absolutely unforgettable view from the summit, as well as the spectacular trek to the mountain itself.
Mera Peak - Quick Facts
- Climb Difficulty: Little Difficult
- Climb Duration: 22 Days
- Max Altitude: 6421 Meters
- Accommodation: Lodges and Camping
- Best Season: Mar-May, Oct-Nov
- Transport To/From Trek: Flight
Mera Peak Itinerary
The following is a rough itinerary. The individual climbing companies will provide you with their customized and detailed itinerary.
Climbing Mera peak will normally take from 19 to 25 days, pending the climbing company’s route and planning.
The trip will start in Kathmandu from where you will fly to Lukla airport in the Solu Khumbu and Everest region. From there you will be trekking for 8-10 days before reaching Mera Peak Base Camp, the starting point of the climb, at an altitude of approx. 5,300 m.
The next few days you will be spending ascending the mountain and ultimately reach the peak at an altitude of 6,421 m.
After the climb you will be trekking back to Lukla airport from where you will fly back to Kathmandu, where the trip will end.
Mera Peak is a great adventure for people who want to experience what real peak climbing is like. It’s an unforgettable adventure and you will receive unforgettable views of mother nature.
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