Himalayan Climbing Mera Peak

Recognized as Nepal’s highest trekking peak, Mera Peak is situated in the Solukhumbu district and stands tall at 6476 meters above sea level. The peak is a collective white mass vista of Mera North (6476 meters), Mera Central (6461 meters) and Mera South (6065 meters). Mera Peak gives explorers a chance to set camps and experience colorful Rhododendron filled trails and ultimately, the isolation of high-altitude valleys at best. The uninhabited Hinku valley at the foot of the peak is a true definition of losing yourself in the wilderness and charms of the Eastern Himalayas.

 

Facts

  • J.O.M. Roberts and Sen Tenzing made the first successful ascent of Mera Peak on 20 May 1953 and whose route is still walked upon till date.
  • The first to reach the true summit goes to the Frenchmen Marcel Jolly, G Baus, and L Honills, who climbed Mera North in 1975.
  • Location: Everest Region
  • Duration: 21 days (max)
  • Grade: Strenuous (High difficulty)
  • Maximum elevation: 6461 meters
  • Daily trekking: around 6 hours
  • Guide: Climbing/Trekking Guides certified by the Government of Nepal

 

Major Highlights

  • A picturesque sight of 5 of 6 highest mountains of the world that include Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8188m), Lhotse (8414m), Makalu (8463m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7861m) and Chamlang (7321m) amongst many others.
  • As there are no lodges in either the Hinku or Hunku valleys, trekkers resort to self-contained camping which makes the trip more exhilarating.
  • Trekkers climb Mera Central although Mera North is the highest because of huge crevasses and glacial changes which makes it dangerous to climb it.
  • Mera Peak stands to the south of Everest and dominates the watershed between the heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hunku.
  • Ascent to Mera Peak goes through the Mera La pass (5415m) on the Northern Face.

Mera Peak Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

Day 02: Trip preparation in Kathmandu (1300m)

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2840m) and Trek to Chutok (2730m)

Day 04: Trek to Panggom (2804m)

Day 05: Trek to Ramailo Danda (3276m)

Day 06: Trek to Chhetra Khola Camp Site (3122m)

Day 07: Trek to Kothe (3691m)

Day 08: Trek to Thangnak (4358m)

Day 09: Trek to Khare (5045m)

Day 10: Acclimatization at Khare (5045m)

Day 11: Trek to Mera High Camp (5780m)

Day 12: Summit day (6461m) and Trek back to Khare (5045m)

Day 13: Contingency Day

Day 14: Trek to Kothe (3600m)

Day 15: Trek to Zatrwa La Pass (4610m)

Day 16: Trek to Lukla (2840m)

Day 17: Spare day in Lukla (2840m)

Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu (1300m)

Day 19: Departure

 

 

Climbing Route

The journey kicks off with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. We then proceed south around the mountain to Paiya and Panggom. The trails are serene and full of terraced farmed areas of villages. Moving on, the path is comprised of pristine bamboo and dense rhododendron forests. Furthermore, the trek then accelerates up the Arun valley to Khote. An unwavering glimpse of Mera Peak stands ahead of you for the rest of the adventure. At Kothe, you pause for acclimatization and rest if required. Then, from Kothe, the trail heads off north to Khare for another day of acclimatizing and practicing glacier traversal techniques. Moving on from Khare, we go towards the Mera High Camp and finally, the next day is to climb the summit using crampons and ice axes. The descent will take place on the same route with a new addition that is the Zatrwa La pass from Kothe to move down to Lukla.

Packing Essentials

 

  1. For climbing
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Screw gate
  • Descended abseil device
  • Prussic Loops
  • Plastic Mountaineering Boot

 

  1. Head Protection
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch

 

  1. Upper Body Wear
  • Wool-based layers or Thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket

 

  1. Lower Body Gear
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Water Proof Pants

 

  1. Feet Protection
  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable Hiking boots

 

  1. Accessories
  • Gloves
  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Trekking Poles (Optional)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries

 

Difficulty Level

Because of the high elevation, the trek to Mera Peak is categorized as difficult. For beginners with no mountaineering skills, this will prove to be a daunting experience. The prerequisites for this journey include a first-hand knowledge of using an ice axe and crampon skills, rope fixing along with walking on a glacier. Since it is a snow trek with straightforward climbing, it is physically demanding. The trek encompasses 18-21 days of travel days that allows trekkers to properly acclimatize at a gradual rate. The oxygen density at the summit is less than half of that at sea level. Thus, for people planning to go on this trek, it is recommended that this should not be your first high-altitude trek.

 

Perfect Time

A stable weather condition is required to ascend the Mera Peak safely. Even if it is warm, strong winds can make climbing very dangerous so dry weather patterns are preferred. There is a high chance of snow fall at this altitude which covers up the trails and makes the climb even more difficult. On the basis of the weather conditions and visibility, the best time to ascend Mera Peak is either in spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November) where these perils can be avoided. Both these periods generally bring long periods of stable weather and although the temperature at the top is still incredibly cold it can be endured.

After jotting down all the significant features of the trip, it is safe to say that Mera Peak will not disappoint when it comes to serving one of the best peak trekking adventures of the world. So, don’t miss out on the opportunity to witness this one-of-a-kind experience amidst the Himalayan realm. Book your package to the next departure dates to Mera Peak immediately!

$2710

 

  • Price include
  • Guide daily wage with climbing fee with insurance
  • Porter daily wage with insurance
  • Client meal during the trip
  • Peak permit and all trekking permit
  • Mera peak high camp food and tent
  • Climbing rope
  • Sleeping bag for during the trek for client
  • Build water everyday drinks for client
  • 4night hotel in Kathmandu with deluxe room and Breakfast
  • 10kg baggage Kathmandu lukla and lukla Kathmandu
  • Porter will carry each client 10kg 2client 1porter

 

  • Price not include
  • Personally climbing gear
  • Personally insurance
  • Meal during the Kathmandu
  • Internet and Battery charge
  • Hotel in Kathmandu over staying 4night
  • Overnight stay at lukla due to fly delay according itinerary client have to pay for food and accommodation
  • 1porter (optional if client want each client each porter per day porter cost $20 and porter will carry 15kg they walk with client this is optional some client want.

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