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Mera Peak Summit

24 Nov 2023 Himalaya Trip

Overview

Mera Peak, the highest trekking peak standing at an elevation of 6,476 meters lies in the Solukhumbu district of the Everest Region and Everest Base Camp Trek. In the vicinity, there are over 300 impressive mountains, which is an absolute treat for adventure climbers. Mera Peak is also the initial peak climbed by many climbers before embarking on their mountain climbing journey. It is the choice of numerous climbers and is suitable for novice climbers too.

Traversing the vicinity of diverse flora and fauna in both Sagarmatha and Makalu Barun National Park, numerous Sherpa villages, and adoring changing landscapes, beautiful scenery, suspension bridges, waterfalls, and farm terraces reached the Mera Base Camp and High Camp. The non-technical route is the highlight of this trek. Only a few sections require the use of gears and equipment. Ascending the Mera Peak treats climbers with outstanding views of five 8,000 meters- Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, and other surrounding mountains.

Highlights of the Peak Climbing

  • Mera Peak, the highest ‘trekking peak’ (6,476 m)
  • Outstanding views of five 8,000 meters- Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Kanchenjunga 
  • Makalu Barun and Sagarmatha National Park and its diverse flora and fauna
  • Changing landscapes, beautiful scenery, suspension bridges, waterfalls, farm terrace
  • Unique Sherpa villages and their culture and lifestyle
  • Mera Peak Base Camp and tent accommodation in the vicinity

Mera Peak Climbing Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu (1342m).

Day 02: Fly to Tenzing Hillary Airport, Lukla.

Day 03: Trek Lukla – Chhutanga

Day 04: Trek Chhutanga – Chhetrabu

Day 05: Trek Chhetrabu -Kothe

Day 06: Trek Kothe- Tagna

Day 07: Trek Tagna – Khare

Day 08: Acclimatization day

Day 09: Trek to High Camp

Day 10: High Camp – Summit Mera Peak – Khare

Day 11: Trek Khare- Kothe

Day 12: Trek Kothe – Chhetrabu

Day 13: Trek Chhetrabu – Lukla

Day 14: Lukla – Fly to Kathmandu

Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu (1342m)

Mera Peak Climbing Difficulty level

Mera Peak in Nepal is the highest climbing peak at an elevation of 6476 m. It is moderately difficult to climb this peak. However, it depends on the climber’s experience and adaptability to tough altitudes and environments. Good physical fitness and strong endurance are key factors for climbers to deal with the difficulty during this peak climbing.

Mera Peak Climbing Duration

The standard Mera Peak climbing duration is 15 days. The trek starts and ends at Lukla and the roundtrip distance of Mera Peak Climbing covers approx. 75 kilometers. Each day on average trekkers walks for 5-7 hours covering an average distance of about 7-8 kilometers. 

Note: There is a flexibility to customize the itinerary.

Mera Peak Climbing Route

Lukla- Chutanga- Chhutrabu- Chhetrabu- Kothe- Tagna- Khare- High Camp-Summit Mera Peak -Khare- Kothe- Chhutrabu- Lukla

Note: The trek begins with an adventurous Lukla flight from Kathmandu and ends at Lukla after completing Mera Peak Climbing.

Mera Peak Climbing Permit 

Mera Peak Permit

All four seasons’ permit costs are different for Mera Peak Climbing. Seasonal permit fees are as follows:

Spring (March-May): USD 250

Autumn (September- November): USD 125

Winter (December- February): USD 70

Summer (June-August): USD 70

Makalu Barun National Park Permit

For Foreigners: NPR 3000 (Approx. USD 30)

For SAARC Nationals: NPR 1500 (Approx. USD 15)

Garbage Deposit Fees: USD 500 

Best time to visit

Autumn and Spring months are regarded as the best ones. The spring season, from March to the end of July, is particularly popular among climbers due to its clear weather and ideal conditions. Another excellent time for Mera Peak Climbing is during the autumn season, which runs from late September to early December. Winter season is very cold, and snowy, and the weather is unpredictable and harsh for climbers, hence not suitable. During monsoon, the trails are slippery and the weather and temperature are both not favorable for peak climbing.

Preparation and Fitness

Peak Climbing is no less than a Herculean task. It is very challenging and great preparation and fitness are required to complete this peak climbing successfully. Thus, we suggest preparation at least 3-4 months before embarking on this journey. Climbers should go for strict preparation and below we have suggested the standard fitness training.

Climbing Training: Stair Climbing, Altitude Gain with a packed backpack

Strength training: Weight Lifting

Cardiovascular Training: Cycling, Jogging, Hiking

Flexibility Training: Stretching and others.

Accommodation and Internet facilities 

Teahouses with basic facilities are accommodation types. It includes the basic comforts such as beds, and rooms accommodating 2-6 people including quilts, mattresses, and pillows. Internet connections are stable in the lower regions and additional payment is required to use the service. Hot shower, boiled water, laundry, and charging devices also need an additional charge for the use. Tent accommodation is there at the time of peak climbing at higher altitudes.

Foods

Full 3-course meals are provided during the peak climbing. Mostly at teahouses where you stayed, breakfast and dinner are provided and lunch is at stop-over places. During peak climbing, food is arranged by our team. We recommend vegetable foods and avoiding meat to stay healthy, energetic, and for good digestion. Some food options are Dal Bhat, pasta, noodles, eggs, pies, etc. which are healthy and hygienic. Feel free to inquire for more details.

Drinking water

Drinking water is essential during trekking or peak climbing. Staying hydrated is the key factor to prevent altitude sickness. Natural spring water, mineral water, or boiled water at teahouses (paying some cash) are some available options for drinking water. We recommend carrying a water bottle and water-purifying filter, or iodine tablets for safe water drinking.

How to get to Mera Peak Climbing Trek? 

Lukla flight is the swift and easy option to get to Mera Peak Climbing Trek from Kathmandu. From Lukla, begin the trek onward following the itinerary schedule.

Note: In the months of April, May, October, and November due to air traffic in Kathmandu, flight schedules are operated from Ramechhap. Take a 4-hour drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap and then take a flight to Lukla during peak seasons.

What to do in case of Flight cancelations?

Peak climbing and trekking in the mountains in Nepal is full of challenges. The unpredictable weather causing flight cancelations is one such obstacle. If planning to climb the peak in Nepal, we recommend scheduling 1 or 2 extra days in the itinerary. There is an alternative option of sharing a helicopter flight from Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu. It costs around USD 500 per person (one-way).

How hard is Mera Peak Climbing?

Peak Climbing is seriously not an easy task. It is demanding and requires adequate physical and mental strength for successful ascent and descent. Climbers should have previous climbing experience. They also should know how to use gear and equipment. Thus, we recommend starting the necessary training at least 3-4 months before the climbing period. Closely keep track of cardiovascular health and other issues before embarking on this peak climbing journey. Additionally, knowing altitude sickness and its prevention is beneficial. Despite its hardness and difficulties, Mera Peak Climbing is achievable with sheer dedication, proper planning, and preparation from the climbers. 

Mera Peak Climbing Guide

The guides of the Himalaya Trip are seasoned in the mountaineering field. Both our ground staff and mountaineering guides are professionals with expertise in high altitudes. With the Himalaya trip, climbers can feel secure and fully trust our arrangements and assistance throughout this journey.

Packing List

Personal gear:

Basic clothing items such as jackets, caps, waterproof footwear, gloves, sunglasses sleeping bag, backpack, flashlight, warm hat, warm socks, windproof Gore-tex jacket, and Trousers 

Personal climbing gears:

Ice axe, Harness, Helmet, Climbing or Plastic Boots, Jumar, Flashlight, Carabiner, Snow glass, Safety ropes

Conclusion

In conclusion. Mera Peak Climbing is full of thrill and adventure that offers breathtaking views of the mountains including Everest, and beautiful landscapes of the surroundings. The overall journey is full of memories as it is very demanding yet a sense of accomplishment after ascending the Mera Peak is joyous and victorious. This 15-day journey is a perfect blend of nature, culture, and adventure where climbers experience walking on challenging trails, traversing picturesque villages, and ascending the Mera Peak itself. A rewarding journey in the heart of the Himalayas for all climbers making Mera Peak the unforgettable destination.

Mera Peak Climbing FAQs

Is prior trekking experience necessary?

Peak Climbing is a challenging task but with proper planning and preparation, it is achievable. Mera Peak Climbing is a Graded 5 trek that stands out as very challenging. Yes, prior trekking experience is necessary.

Is there an age restriction for this trek?

There is no such age restriction for Mera Peak Climbing but still climbers need to be aware of the challenges and be fully prepared. They should have optimum fitness, better if they have previous climbing experience, and strong determination to complete this trek.

Is this trek suitable for you?

This trek is suitable for climbers with good physical fitness, previous climbing experience, and strong endurance who can easily accomplish this Mera Peak Climbing trek.

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