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Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal

Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal

Overview And Highlights

Key Information

Duration:

14 Days

Grade:

Moderate

Best Season:

March to May and September to November

Maximum altitude

6467

Accommodation

Lodge

Transportation

car / flight

Nepal, a Himalayan haven, entices adventurers with its majestic peaks and breathtaking landscapes. Mera Peak, nestled in the Khumbu region, stands tall at 6,476 meters (21,247 feet), offering a thrilling challenge to both seasoned climbers and those seeking their first high-altitude adventure.

The Allure of Mera Peak
Mera Peak isn't just about scaling a significant height; it's a multifaceted journey that blends cultural exploration, natural beauty, and the ultimate test of one's physical and mental prowess. The climb to Mera Peak is often considered an ideal choice for individuals wishing to experience high-altitude climbing and witness panoramic views of some of the world's highest mountains, including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Kanchenjunga.

The Adventure Begins
The journey to Mera Peak usually commences with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to the mountainous town of Lukla. From Lukla, trekkers embark on a trail through lush forests, picturesque villages, and breathtaking landscapes, gradually acclimatizing to the increasing altitude. The path to Mera Peak is a cultural odyssey, passing through charming Sherpa villages like Chutanga, Kothe, and Khare, allowing climbers to soak in the local lifestyle and hospitality.

Challenges and Preparation
The climb to Mera Peak is not without its challenges. As climbers ascend to higher altitudes, they might face altitude sickness and extreme weather conditions. Proper acclimatization, physical fitness, and mental preparedness are vital for a successful summit. Climbers need to be equipped with essential mountaineering skills and be adequately guided by experienced Sherpa guides who are well-versed in the terrain and potential risks.

The Summit Experience
Reaching Mera Peak's summit is a moment of triumph, a culmination of grit, determination, and a sheer love for adventure. As the first light of dawn kisses the towering peaks, climbers are rewarded with an unparalleled 360-degree view of the Himalayas—snow-capped summits and deep valleys sprawl before their eyes, an experience that etches itself in the soul forever.

The Descent and Reflection
After savoring the victorious moment at the summit, climbers commence their descent, often retracing their steps through familiar trails, now accompanied by a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment. Descending offers a different perspective, allowing for reflection on the journey, the challenges overcome, and the beauty witnessed throughout the adventure.

Cultural Immersion and Local Hospitality
Mera Peak climbing isn't solely about the summit; it's also an opportunity to immerse oneself in the unique Sherpa culture. The warmth of local hospitality, the chance to taste traditional cuisine, and the interactions with the resilient Sherpa community enrich the entire experience.

Mera Peak climbing is an exhilarating and challenging endeavor that caters to both seasoned mountaineers and adventurers new to high-altitude trekking. It's not just about reaching the summit; it's about the entire journey—embracing nature's beauty, testing one's limits, and delving into the heart of the Himalayas.

For those seeking an unforgettable escapade that blends physical exertion, cultural exploration, and breathtaking natural beauty, Mera Peak stands as an emblem of Nepal's allure—a destination where one's spirit of adventure can soar to new heights amidst the world's most spectacular peaks.

Itinerary

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Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Arrival in Kathmandu HAITE team will transfer to the hotel via private vehicle. And the evening we will get invited to a welcome dinner to discuss with your guide to Mera Peak Climbing.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3050

After 25 minutes mountain flight, we will land at Lukla airport, one of the most dangerous airports in the world, Gateway to all of the Everest region. Before we leave Lukla, we will get Local Area Permit from the local authority to move further. After getting the permit, you will head towards the east from Lukla for Chhuthang (3050m). Along the way, you will pass Sherpa settlements scattered over short distances. You will move forward by touching and seeing the Buddhist Mani walls and Prayer wheels.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4400

After having a good breakfast at Chhuthang, we will move ahead (4600m) to Zatrawala Pass from the pass, you will enjoy the picturesque views of Kongdi Ri, Karyolang Peak, Number Himal, Lumding Himal, and many more. And then you will descend down to Chattre at about 200. All over the trails, you will traverse through some Yak pasture lands. Yaks grazing over such beautiful terrain is an unreal and iconic view.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4060

After having breakfast at the Chhetarwa trekking trail lead you to the Hinku valley of the Everest region. Trek will start with a gentle descent just in front of Himalayan views. And slowly the track will get a bit disturbed with regular up and down. But you will enjoy the trek anyway as you will be sliding through the midst of the green and lush forest of Rhododendrons, Pines, and bamboo.

While entering the Hinku Valley, you will get the first sight of the ultimate destination, Mera Peak. There will be Mera Peak and several other snow-dotted peaks teasing the Everest skies, and the view is just irresistible.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4356

Today we will move Thangnak through the Hinku River this river lead you towards Gondishung and have lunch there. After a few walking, we will get a chance to see a two-century-old Buddhist Gompa. People believe that lighting the shrine at this Gompa makes the Mera Peak Climbing successful. In midday, you will find rock art that depicts the exact picture of Mera Peak. Get some pictures there before you reach Thangnak(4,356m).

Thangnak is a Yak Pasture land that sees locals only during Summer to graze their Yaks. But there are some basic lodges to provide meals and nights.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4659

Today we will eat a good breakfast at Thangnak and the 4-hour trek to Khare is a bit difficult trekking day as you have to pass through the steep moraine trails. Today we will see beautiful Charpate Himal, Mera Peak, Kusumkangroo, and many others standing in front of our eyes. The trekking trail will make posts near the nose of the Hinku Nap and Shar glaciers. After that, there will be a steep hill climb that ends at Khare. 

 Khare is the acclimatization point of the Mera Peak climbing itinerary which means you will spend another day tomorrow here.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4659

Today is a rest day for acclimatization our body needs some time to adapt to the high elevation. Therefore, acclimatization day at Khare is important in the Mera Peak climbing. Without acclimatization before the summit day, you will have an increased risk of altitude sickness. Today, you will spend the entire day around Khare which is the gateway to Mera Peak.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent Camp
Elevation
5650

Today after a good breakfast in Khare we will move to Mera high camp 5650m with a lunch packet. Trekking is not as easy as the earlier trials; rather, it's technically demanding. Your way to high camp will be through the steep way of Mera Glacier.

You will know glacier trails are more difficult to walk than the normal ones. You have to reach a glacier top to arrive at Mera Peak High Camp. After reaching the Mera High Camp, the HAITE climbing team will prepare camping and food.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent/Lodge
Elevation
5650

The weather in higher regions is very unpredictable. The same is the case about the Mera Peak, the weather of the higher Everest region is never a sure thing. If weather the good we will be doing the summit today, else wait for another day. Therefore, as the reserve day, this day works in case of bad weather on the scheduled date. But, if everything has gone according to the Mera Peak Climbing itinerary, we will continue the trek as planned.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
6476

Today we will start climbing early in the morning about 3 am in order to reach the summit before 12. The Mera peak summit receives strong winds afternoon, and this can increase difficulties. we will follow in the footsteps of HAITE's experienced guide. The Mera Peak summit is easy with no small technical climbs; we can do it with the right guidance from our guides. From the top, we will see Everest (8,848.86m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Cho Oyu (8,201m),

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4060

Today after having a good breakfast, we will trek back downhill and down sloped trails are easier and quicker to walk on. While retracing the trail from Khare to Kothe, you will experience a decrease in elevation. Your walk will be mostly amid the dense forest of Rhododendrons, and pine trees. Descending trails and lush vegetation will make you love the experience of retracing the trail.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4400

Today after having breakfast at Kothe, we will be trekking uphill past forested trails that will take you toward the western side of Hinku Valley.  After the 5 to 6 hours walk from Kothe we will reach at Chhetarwa 4400.

 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2800

Today is the last trekking day at the Mera Peak climbing. Before reaching Lukla, we will pass Chhetarwala which provides views of the Himalayas. After 6 hours of trekking, we will reach Lukla and we will stay overnight at Lukla for light back to Kathmandu tomorrow.

 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

 After 25 minutes, scenic mountain flight you will land at Kathmandu airport. The HAITE team will drop you at the hotel. While you reach Kathmandu you will have a city tour.

Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks members will transfer to the airport for your departure. It was such a memorable trekking with you. Time to say goodbye this time and we will see you again in the next adventure.

What Is Included ?

  • Airport Pick and drops  
  • 2 Night's Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Mera Peak Climbing permit
  • National Park Entry Permit
  • All land transportation above itinerary
  • Flight's Kathmandu / Lukla / Kathmandu including the Climbing guide
  • All accommodation in Tea houses and tented camps as per the itinerary
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) including a cup of tea or coffee each meal during the Trekking
  • Experienced and qualified climbing guide
  • Transportation, meals, accommodation, allowance, equipment, and insurance for all the staff including the climbing guide
  • Fixed rope for climbing
  • Garbage deposit fees
  • All the official paperwork and all applicable government taxes
  • Tour Certificate

What Is Excluded?

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Client’s insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature and all bar bills
  • Expenses other than those mentioned in the inclusion section above
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages drinks, phone, and laundry
  • Emergency rescue and travel insurance, trip cancellation cost accident or health.
  • Tips

Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Climbing Mera Peak, which is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal, requires careful preparation and a comprehensive set of equipment to ensure safety and success. Keep in mind that this list may need to be adjusted based on your specific itinerary, the season of your climb, and personal preferences. It's essential to consult with experienced climbers, guides, and outfitters to tailor the equipment list to your specific needs. Here's a general equipment list for Mera Peak climbing:

Clothing:

  1. Base Layers:

    • Moisture-wicking thermal underwear (top and bottom)
  2. Insulation:

    • Fleece jacket or pullover
    • Down or synthetic insulated jacket
  3. Outer Layers:

    • Waterproof and breathable jacket (Gore-Tex or similar)
    • Waterproof and breathable pants (Gore-Tex or similar)
  4. Footwear:

    • Mountaineering boots (compatible with crampons)
    • Gaiters
    • Heavyweight socks for warmth
    • Liner socks to manage moisture
  5. Headgear:

    • Climbing helmet
    • Warm hat
    • Balaclava or neck gaiter
    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • Ski goggles
  6. Handwear:

    • Insulated gloves
    • Glove liners
    • Mittens as a backup

Climbing Gear:

  1. Climbing Equipment:

    • Ice axe
    • Crampons
    • Climbing harness
    • Carabiners (locking and non-locking)
    • Prusik cords
    • Webbing and cord for anchors
  2. Trekking Poles:

    • Adjustable trekking poles with snow baskets

Camping Gear:

  1. Sleeping System:

    • Four-season sleeping bag rated for sub-zero temperatures
    • Sleeping pad (insulated for cold conditions)
  2. Shelter:

    • Four-season tent (appropriate for high-altitude conditions)
  3. Backpack:

    • Large capacity backpack with a waterproof cover

Technical Equipment:

  1. Navigation:

    • Map and compass
    • GPS device
  2. Communication:

    • Two-way radios
    • Cell phone with a local SIM card
  3. Lighting:

    • Headlamp with extra batteries
    • Portable solar charger or power bank

Personal Items:

  1. First Aid Kit:

    • High-altitude medicines (consult a healthcare professional)
    • Bandages, pain relievers, blister treatment, etc.
  2. Toiletries:

    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Biodegradable soap
    • Hand sanitizer
  3. Sun Protection:

    • Sunscreen (high SPF)
    • Lip balm with sunblock
  4. Miscellaneous:

    • Multi-tool or knife
    • Repair kits for gear
    • Duct tape

Nutrition:

  1. High-Energy Snacks:

    • Energy bars
    • Trail mix
    • Dehydrated meals
  2. Hydration:

    • Water bottles or hydration system
    • Water purification tablets or filters

Optional Gear:

  1. Camera:

    • DSLR or mirrorless camera
    • Spare batteries and memory cards
  2. Entertainment:

    • Book, journal, or music player
  3. Travel Accessories:

    • Passport and permits
    • Cash in local currency
    • Travel insurance documentation

Remember to adjust this list based on the specific recommendations from our Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks, guides, and the current conditions on Mera Peak. Safety should always be the top priority, so invest in high-quality gear and be prepared for varying weather conditions.

Client Reviews

Waltraud and Mundi

Waltraud and Mundi

United States

25th Aug, 2022

Unforgettable Trekking

Up to now, I did three trekking with Binod and his agency Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks. One was the Makalu Base Camp and crossing the Sherpani col and Mera Peak. The other was Upper Mustang with the Jomson part of the Annapurna Base Camp and the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Binod is a very good guide, knowing all the routes by heart, and very friendly too. He also is a very nice young man to talk to with good proficiency in the English language.


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