Trip Overview of Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak is another easy climbing peak Khumbu region at a height of 6654 meters. The Everest areas are the best for their most exceptional view. five more than 8000-meter peaks. like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga. Mera Peak Climbing (6654m) is the highest peak for climbing in Nepal and is also regarded as the one not demanding technical climbing.
Mera peak climbing is attracting more trekkers and novice climbers these days. you can take the best trekking and climb on snow experience. It is an isolated part of the Khumbu region. We can enjoy the unspoiled and uninhabited Hinku valley below the Mera peak during the trekking. Moreover, this is one of the wildest and most beautiful in Nepal. The Mera peak trekking area has massive moraines, glacial lakes, as well as stunning mountain views. Therefore, it gives you the best views of Nepal and a vista that takes you to the Kanchenjunga and Makalu. If you look in the east you see the Mount Everest is appearing over the massive southern aspect of Nuptse and Lhotse to the north.
Mera peak is one of the popular climbing in Nepal
This Mera peak climbing begins with an early morning scenic flight offering fantastic views of the mountains. The first part of the trail is going through the pristine of Rhododendron, pine, and streams. Along the way, we can have spectacular views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi RI, Karyolang peak, and many other mountains and peaks. We start decent the path from Chapatti tal. which will also cross a sandy bowl to the steep stream to Dig Kharka. We will have a rest day at Kharea to make our body fit. and continue to the Mera peak trail.
Depending upon the weather is a success or not. After climbing this beautiful Mera peak you will have an experience of real mountaineering in the high Himalayas. We enjoy incredible views across to Baruntse (7129m). Chamlang (7319m), and Nau Lekh (6360m) with Makalu (8481m) looming behind. Following with beaten trail of the Himalaya of Nepal, we retrace our journey back to Lukla Airport. This trek also offers you rare opportunities to come across face to face. with the most spectacular mountain sceneries, pristine forests, and the Geo-cultural atmosphere of the highest altitude in the world.
Enjoy your Peak climbing with Above The Himalaya Team
Mera peak is another striking mountain that falls in the Sagarmatha region. There are trekking peaks in Nepal among them Mera peak is the highest peak. The altitude of the Mera peak is 6476 meter from the sea level. Mera peak is also classified into three main peaks in the north Mera North, 6,476 meters (1,247 ft.), Mera Central, 6,461 meters (21,198 ft.), and Mera South, 6,065 meters (19,898 ft.) along with several other trekking submit. During this trek, you will get a breathtaking view of mountains likes Everest (8,848m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Cho Oyu (8,188m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), and Makalu (8,481m).
The trail to Mera peak is full of grassland, oak trees, and different flowers. Jimmy Roberts was the first person to climb Mera peak in 1953. Along with climbing Mera peak he also invented many trekking places in the Khumbu region by which he won Sagarmatha national award by the government in May 2005. Mera peak trek can be completed within 20 – 25 days. Being the highest peak among trekking peaks in Nepal this trek is quite hard. Extreme cold weather might be difficult for trekkers. Before trekking Mera peak you might need some trekking experience and some basic mountaineering skills. You should be physically and mentally fit before trekking. During this trek, you will get an amazing opportunity to go through wonderful villages like Paiya, Pangkoma, Nigmsa, Chetrakhola, Kothe, Tangnang, and many others. Mera peak trek is perfect for those people who love to experience the wilderness. This trek goes through the flourishing Himalayan forest, glacial lakes, and scenic topography.
How to reach Mera peak?
There are different routes to trek to Mera peak but most of the trekkers choose to trek from Lukla. For trekking Mera peak you will have to arrive at Kathmandu. After arriving at Kathmandu you will get a day off to roam and visit Kathmandu valley. After that the next day you will take a flight from Kathmandu airport to Lukla airport. You will reach Lukla airport within 40 minutes. Your trekking starts from Lukla airport. After arriving at Lukla you will be trekking to Chautanga. Enjoying an astonishing walk through the Rhododendron forest you will reach Chautanga.
Your next trek is from Chautanga to Chatara la which is situated at an altitude of 4500 meters. You will get to enjoy the remarkable view of Nummer Himal, Kongdi RI, and Karyolang peak on the way to Chatara la. You will stay overnight at Chatara la. The next morning you will continue your trek toward Mera peak through Kothe.
Kothe is located at an elevation of 3800 meters. The trail to Kothe goes through the dense forest with rhododendron and oak trees. You will also get to see some animals like sloth bears and jungle cats in that forest. From Kothe your next trekking destination is Thagnak. The route to Thagnak is regular ascent following the bank of the river.
Walking with the best view of the Himalayas
From Tangnang you will get the first glance of Mera peak. You will stay overnight at the lodge of Thagnak. The very next day you will have a short and significant trek to Khare. You will be walking along the Dig Glacier which provides a striking view of Hinku Nup Glacier. It takes 3 – 4 hours to reach Khare. The next day is the free day or acclimation day on Khare. On this day you will be roaming around the village of Khare and rest.
The next day you will be trekking toward Mera peak base camp. Mera base camp is situated at an altitude of 5800 meters. You will reach to Mera base camp from Khare within 3 hours. From the trail, you will get a specular view of different mountains like Everest, Makalu, Baruntse, and Kusum Kanguru. You will spend overnight at Mera peak base camp. The nest day is the most exciting day of this trek as you will be climbing Mera peak. After climbing Mera peak you will have to trek back to Khare. As you have finished climbing Mera peak you will be trekking backward to Kothe.
From Kothe enjoying the beauty of the trail, you will reach Thuli Kharka. From Thuli Kharka you will get to see a clear view of Mera peaks, Mera North, Mera Central, and Mera South. You will be trekking back to Lukla airport from Thuli Kharka. From Lukla, you will take a flight to Kathmandu and after reaching Kathmandu you will have a final departure.
The highlight of Mera peak trek
You can witness the Mera peak climbing rising from the south of Mount Everest.
You will get the incredible chance to see magnificent mountains like Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m, Mt. Makalu 8485m, Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m along with many other peaks on the Everest region
Visiting Sagarmatha national park and getting to see many rare animals.
Getting close to the local Sherpa and Gurung people and observing their culture.
The difficulty of trekking to Mera peak
Since Mera peak is located at a very high altitude there is some trekking difficulty that you might have to face during this trek. Altitude sickness is a common problem among the trekkers trekking to Mera peak. Some of the symptoms of altitude sickness are nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, sleeplessness, loss of appetite, and any other health issues. If you feel like having altitude sickness you will have to stop the trek.
Trekking slowly with proper acclimation can reduce altitude sickness. The trail to Mera peak climbing is not easy to walk which will cause your feet pain. So you must be prepared physically and mentally. You need to have some climbing skills and trekking experience for trekking to Mera peak. Doing daily fitness exercises, jogging, swimming, and yoga might help you during this trek. Your body will need time to adapt to the weather and temperature of Mera peak so you will have to trek slowly.
Headache and body pain is normal during the trek so, do not panic. These efforts will be worth it once you climb Mera peak. Because of all these difficulties you have to take insurance before trekking. So that if anything happens then the insurance will cover it. There are many insurance companies that provide insurance for trekking to Mera peak.
Weather and temperature condition of Mera peak
Before trekking any places you will need to know all the required information about the trek. The weather and temperature of the place depending upon the time of trekking. If you Mera peak during the winter season then the weather might be extremely cold. You might even suffer from frostbite during the winter season. If you trek during monsoon season then you might not have clear views of the mountains.
The trail will be slippery and trekking time might be delayed due to monsoon rain. But if you do Mera peak climbing during the spring and autumn season you will have a clear view of the mountains. It will be very easier to trek during this season. The trail will also be fresh and full of flowers during this season. The average temperature of Mera peak during the spring and autumn season is 5 – 10 degrees Celsius. The trail to Mera peak might crow during this season and you might not get rooms in the hotel so it is very important that you book your trek early.
The following is some advice for the Mera Peak Climbing Equipment list. You can choose the packing list as per your interest, elevation, season, and requirements. Most of the equipment can hire in Kathmandu. remember to pack light.
Why Mera Peak Climbing
Nepal falls on the top destination of peak climbing and mountain exploring. Among many high mountain peaks in Nepal, Mera peak is also one of the high peaks in the Everest region. Mera peak climbing is divided into here main submit: – Mera north, Mera central, and Mera south. The elevation of Mera peak falls under 7000 meters from the sea level. The height of Mera north is 6,476 meters, Mera central is 6,461 meters and Mera south is 6,065 meters. The first person to discover and climb Mera peak climbing was jimmy Roberts during the fall of 20th May 1953. The route to Mera peak was not discovered until jimmy Roberts took this way after the ascent of Mount Everest.
He was awarded the Everest’s national award by the government of Nepal during 2005. Mera peak is one of the most climbed peaks in Nepal. As this peak falls on the Mount Everest region from the top of Mera peak you will get the best view of the Himalayas. From the top of Mera peak climbing, you can closely witness five mountains of the world eight thousand including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kangchenjunga along with several mountain beaks connected below.
You can take any route from all directions to the summit but, the route from the south and western face of Mera peak is quite hard and difficult for the climbers so people usually tend to trek from the northern face of the peak. One of the main reasons that Mera peak climbing very popular among people, is that this trek will provide the best view of high mountains together. Being Nepal’s height of Mera peak trek will challenge yourself with the high altitude. To do climb Mera peak climbing with ease you will have to learn all the techniques and have some experience.
More about Mera peak Climbing
Mera peak valley has become untouched for centuries with the mesmerizing high standing in all the direction. The two most important thing that you will need to consider while climbing Mera peak is physical strength 88and specific reeking conditioning. For increasing physical strength, you can take some pre trekking training with climbing and a small trekking experience. And for specific trekking conditioning, you should be prepared for all types of situations that you might face while trekking.
The trail to Mera peak is quite easy. The entire trail from Khumbu valley is filled with rock and snow. Mera peak climb trek can be completed within 15 days. During his trek, you will be closed with the culture and tradition of the people living in the Khumbu region. Mera peak falls on the hard level of trekking. You will need to have a qualified and experienced guide with you while climbing. As almost all the treks in the Everest region starts from a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. You can visit the famous Arun valley. Another popular place on the rote to Mera peak is the forest of Hinku valley. Hinku valley itself is a beautiful place with lovely people.
If you are lucky enough hen you might see some animals while passing from the Hinku valley. Enjoying the scenic and cultural beauty of the Khumbu region you will reach Mera peak. Since Mera peak is the highest peak in the world to avoid altitude sickness you will have to take proper acclimatization. The itinerary of the Mera peak trek is made in such a way that trekkers can enjoy the trek and explore new things. The view of the mountains that you will get after climbing Mera peak is said to be the best view of the mountains in entire Nepal.
The difficulty of Mera peak Climbing
While trekking Mera peak the higher altitude you gain there is more difficult than you may suffer from. Earlier Mera peak was graded as alpine grade F which is easy and straight for trekking. But now due to various changes in the glacier Mera peak has been graded as alpine grade DP which means quite difficult for trekking. As Mera peak is the highest peak in Nepal, there is a high chance of suffering from high altitude sickness. Many people who are trekking to Mera peak turn back because of altitude sickness.
The oxygen level at the top of Mera central (6461 meters) is 47 percent. almost all the trekkers use supplementary oxygen because it is very difficult to breathe at such a low oxygen level. Because of altitude sickness, trekkers might feel nausea, headache, and fever. If you feel like having altitude sickness then you should slower your trek. to avoid the risk of altitude sickness you should have a well-devised itinerary, proper acclimatization, contingency day, and training. Altitude sickness is very common for the people trekking to Mera peak, if you take the right care and precaution for it then you can overcome this problem.
The weather condition of a place especially higher altitude pace is unpredictable. A perfect day for trekking can turn into the worst day. And the change in weather conditions can also directly affect treks and trekkers. So, while trekking to Mera peak you must note the weather condition. You must also pack your gears and equipment according to that.
Accommodation and food
Food and accommodation are some of the important things that one needs to consider before trekking to any place. There are different teahouses and hotels on the way to Mera peak. As you gain altitude the facilities and the varieties n the food and accommodation are starts to decrease. For accommodation, you might not get a room in hotels so you will always carry a tent, foam mattress, and toiletries by yourself. For food, you will get common Nepali food and drink. And also, the price of food and accommodation is very high because of less variety.
And if you trek during the peak seasons like spring and autumn then you might not be able to find rooms in hotels but if you trek during a non-peak season like monsoon and winter then you will easily get rooms and also discount sometimes. During this trek, you will also be sleeping in everything from forests to meadows to high snowy camps acceding to the situation.
You can choose the season to trek to Mera peak according to your choice. Although the best time to trek to Mera peak is during April and May. If you like winter then you can trek during the winter season and if you love any other season then you can trek according to that. But for trekking to Mera peak dry seasons are more preferred.
There is a different problem that you might face during the trek. One of the common problems that you might face during the Mera peak trek is the Duration of your trip. The route you chose for the climb.
Major highlights of Mera peak climb
- During this trek, you will be climbing Mera Peak which is the highest trekking peak, and also rises to the South Mera of Mount Everest.
- Watching the breath-taking view of the high snow-capped mountains over 8000 meters altitude – Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m, Mt. Makalu 8485m, Mt. Kanchenjunga 8586m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m and many other peaks inside Everest region.
- Getting to know the local people and also exploring around the dense forest of Hinku valley.
- Getting to know about the local life and culture of the Gurung and Sherpa tribe.
- Trekking with the highly experienced UIAGM leader and Sherpa trek crew and walking through the loop trail.
Mera Peak climbing equipment, packing list
- Climbing harness
- Ice ax
- Mountaineering boots
- AscenderDescender/Abseil device
- Snow bar
- Ice hammer
- Helmet (optional)
- Sun hat or scarf
- Fleece jacket with wind-Stopper
- Waterproof shell jacket
- Down jacket (you can hire in Kathmandu also)
- Lightweight gloves and also Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer for Mera peak climbing.
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees Fahrenheit
- Trekking poles (sticks)
- Trek rucksack or duffle bag
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Daypack (35 to 50 ltr)
- Thermo-rest sleeping pad
- Water bottles
- Small wash towel
- Quick-drying towel (medium-sized)
- Soap (preferably biodegradable)
- Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
- Face and body moisturizer
- Nail clippers
- Small mirror
- Tissue paper/ toilet roll
- Anti-bacterial Hand wash
- Trail Map/Guide book
- Reading book
- Journal & Pen
- Pencils and small notebooks
- Snack Foods (Bring snacks and foods you like to munch)
- Travel clothes to wear in Kathmandu
- Sleeping bag (-20 degrees sleeping bag)
- Inflatable mattress
Tips for climbing
You must pack your gears wisely for Mera peak climbing. Trekking equipment like Climbing Helmet, Climbing Boots, Crampons, Climbing Harness, Ascending device, or Jumar, Descending or belay device, Tape sling, Carabiners, Prusik loop, and Ice ax are need for climbing Mera peak. You have to carry this equipment from Kathmandu because the more you gain an altitude number of shops decreases. The trekking company may provide you the equipment but it is better if you carry gear on your own. You have to keep your luggage small so while packing clothes remember to pack light-weight clothes.
Contact with the professional trekking company
Choosing a trekking company is not that hard thing in Nepal but choosing the right trekking company might be difficult. The trekking company will provide you guide and porter for the Mera peak climbing. The whole trekking journey will depend upon the guide. The guide for trekking Mera peak should be professional and experience. For trekking in the mountains region like Mera peak, you will have to totally depend upon the trekking company. Make sure that the trekking company is registered.
Trekking to Mera peak takes more time. Mera peak climbing is located at a high altitude so you will have to trek slower. Remember while climbing that it is not a race. You will have to climb according to your ability. In the high altitude region, there is a deprivation of oxygen so you will have to trek gradually. Also, your body needs time to get adapted to the climatic condition of Mera peak so you have to trek with proper acclimation.
It is very important that you keep your body hydrated while trekking on high altitude places like Mera peak climbing. There are many taps on the trail to Mera peak so you will always have to carry a water bottle with you. Also, you will have to carry a purification tablet to purify the water. Having enough water will also keep you away from altitude sickness. Remember you should not have hard drinks like an alcoholic, beverages while trekking as it may damage your heart and cause serious heart problems.
Make your schedule flexible
As you will have to take a flight during our Mera peak climbing. You should be aware of the flight and other factors that may delay your trek. Flight delay is a common problem as the weather might not be stable all the time. Likewise, if you trek during monsoon season then you might have to plan extra days as rainfall might interrupt you while trekking. Also, you might feel unwell during the trek so you should take a day off so while planning the trek you should also plan some extra days.
Mera peak climbing is a long trek. As mention above there may arise many problems while trekking you should not panic during this situation. Instead, if any problem comes in the way you should be calm and work patiently. You should be mentally prepared for everything. You should have a positive mind while trekking so that you can enjoy this trek.
Mera Peak Climbing - Trip Info
Duration: 18 Days
Elevation: (6600m / 2652 m)
Trek Grade: Difficult
Joining in: Kathmandu Nepal
Location: Everest Trekking Regions
Best time: March to May and September – Early November is the best season.
Guide: Government certified hiking/Trekking & Climbing Guide
Flight delay/cancelation and changes in the itinerary:
Be aware that Lukla flights are based on weather conditions can sometimes lead to flight delays or changes. We always endeavor to make sure you reach your destination on time. And for our Mera peak climbing, we will re-arrange your ticket to the next available flight.
In the case of delaying Lukla flights, the client is responsible to bear all additional expenses including food and accommodation costs. If you wish to make alternative arrangements such as a Helicopter flight to avoid flight delays, all additional costs would be your responsibility.
in case of flight delays to Lukla on this Mera peak climbing, we will endeavor to accommodate you with the same hotel you use in Kathmandu on your arrival day. if It is not available we will look for other hotels for your availability until we have a confirmed flight for you. We will adjust the itinerary to ensure you get as much time as possible in the mountains. This may mean reducing/removing the Kathmandu nights at the end of the trip.
If in case the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is canceled you will be asked to cover the additional night cost and food as well. You will be rebooked for your flight the next day. If flights can not operate due to extremely bad weather: In extreme conditions, the regular flights cannot operate. In such cases, We can assist you by providing helicopter service for your Everest luxury trek. You will be asked to pay this extra cost (less the regular flight ticket price). You may wish to place a claim for this with your insurance company on return to your home country
After completing your Mera Peak Climbing, if you have more time you can do different activities in Nepal. You can go to Chitwan National park for a Jungle safari tour or can do a day Rafting trip. Pokhara is a famous place for different adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultralight flight, Bungy Jump. We can arrange different tours and put these extra activities as optional tours and They are not included in your package cost.
You can arrange these activities with us at a good discounted price. If you need hotel or flight ticket services after the trek we can arrange them at a reasonable cost. you can do the tour in Kathmandu city also or join a 1-hour scenic flight over Mount Everest. Furthermore, we are also offering Tibet and Bhutan tours
Best Time for Mera peak climbing
for peak climbing in Nepal we have the best tow season in Nepal, Autumn and spring are the best time for Mera Peak climbing. The Mera Peak climb between October and November or between March and May is perfect the perfect time.
During this time, the weathers are clear and in spring the day is long. But you need to always carry good clothing for the climbing as the temperature and low and very cold after the Mera peak base camp. The weather after base camp is unstable and sometimes the bad weather and the freezing temperature adds thrill and adventure to the Mera Peak climb.
Furthermore, for the to safely climb to Mera peak we need dry and stable weather. Strong winds and snowfalls might double the difficulty of the climb. So, for the best chance of avoiding these problems we need to choose the right time for the climb.
Lodging: Twin sharing tea house/guest house accommodation till Khare, for High camp Two men tent accommodation
Food: Breakfasts Lunch and dinners (typical Nepali cuisine – vegetarian option usually available)