Mera Peak Climbing
Overview Mera Peak, situated in the Khumbu region of Nepal, is one of the most popular trekking peaks and offers an exhilarating climbing experience for both novice and experienced mountaineers. Standing at an impressive altitude of 6,476 meters (21,247 feet), Mera Peak climbing trip is a thrilling adventure that combines stunning Himalayan landscapes with a challenging ascent. The journey typically starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through picturesque villages and dense forests. As trekkers gradually gain altitude, they encounter the unique culture and warm hospitality of the Sherpa people, adding a cultural dimension…
Mera Peak, situated in the Khumbu region of Nepal, is one of the most popular trekking peaks and offers an exhilarating climbing experience for both novice and experienced mountaineers. Standing at an impressive altitude of 6,476 meters (21,247 feet), Mera Peak climbing trip is a thrilling adventure that combines stunning Himalayan landscapes with a challenging ascent.
The journey typically starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through picturesque villages and dense forests. As trekkers gradually gain altitude, they encounter the unique culture and warm hospitality of the Sherpa people, adding a cultural dimension to the trip. Acclimatization days are also built into the itinerary to ensure climbers adjust to the increasing altitude and reduce the risk of altitude-related illnesses.
After reaching Mera Peak Base Camp, the real climbing adventure begins. Climbers provided with expert guidance and support from experienced climbing guides. The ascent requires basic mountaineering skills, including the use of ice axes, crampons, and rope techniques. Although challenging, the rewards unparalleled as climbers have treated them to breathtaking panoramas of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and other majestic peaks.
Summit day is usually an early start, allowing climbers to conquer the peak in the best possible weather conditions. The sunrise from the summit is a truly awe-inspiring moment, making all the effort and perseverance worthwhile. The sense of achievement and the 360-degree view of the surrounding Himalayan giants are memories that will last a lifetime.
Conclusion and Summary
The descent follows a similar route back to Lukla, giving trekkers a chance to reflect on their incredible accomplishment. The Mera Peak climbing trip also offers an extraordinary blend of adventure, natural beauty, and cultural immersion, making it an unforgettable experience for mountaineers and trekkers alike. However, it’s essential to choose a reputable and experienced trekking company to ensure safety and success in this high-altitude endeavor. With proper preparation and determination, Mera Peak can become a life-changing expedition for anyone with a passion for exploration and a love for the mountains.
- Trip Duration: 15 Days
- Highest access of the trek: 6,654m.
- Mode of trekking: Camping / Tea House
- Grade: Mountaineering
- Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu
- Accommodation: 3 Nights Kathmandu & 14 Nights Lodges/Camping
- Best Season: Spring & Autumn
- Himalayan Viewed: Mt. Everest, Kangchenjunga, Makalu and Baruntse
We take early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800 m.). Upon arrival at Lukla, we take lunch and start our trek to Chutanga (3050 m.) and take overnight rest in the camp. While passing through Lukla, we would see a number of tiny hamlets before entering thick forest on the hillside below the Kalo Himal Ridge.
Today, we trek from Chutanga to Zatrawala Pass (4610 m.) and then to Zatrabok (4704 m.). Along the trail, we will trek steep ascent to cross Zatrawala Pass. From Zatrawala Pass, we can enjoy the spectacular views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang peak and many others. Finally, we reach our today’s destination, overnight in the camp
We start our trek from Zatrabok and do camping at Kothe. We have to take a steep descent trail to reach Kothe. Along the trail, we would be fortunate enough to find juniper, rhododendron and other local vegetation.
Day 04:Kothe – Tangnang (4356 m.) After having food at Kothe, we trek to Tangnang (4356 m.) (Sabal Tsho-Lake) penetrating Hinku Valley (4600m.).The path is gradual ascent and we will enjoy the scenic views of Kusum Kanguru peak and many more
Day 05:Thangnang.We would take rest at Thangnang for acclimatization. Today, we go around the valley to explore the local culture and enjoy the scenic view stunning peaks and glaciers
Day 06:Tangnang – Dig Kharka (4659 m.)It is our turn to trek from Tangnang to Dig Kharka (4659m.). The height of the trail would gain gradually until we find ourselves at Dig Kharka (4,650m), close to the foot of the Hinku Nup Glacier. The camping experience in the Khumbu region is something unique that you would cherish in the rest of your life.
Day 07:Dig Kharka – Khare (5045 m.)We start trek from Dig Kharka and finally reach Khare (5045 m.) today. We have to acknowledge that gradually the height is increasing as we trek further.Today we will climb above 5,000 m (16,400 ft) for the first time. Our hike up to Khare (5,100 m, 16,728 ft) is not so long. Hence, we trek slowly with frequent stops to experience the incredible surroundings. It is our pleasure to view the beautiful north face of Mera Peak from Khare.
Day 08:KhareAgain we take rest at Khare for acclimatization as we are preparing ourselves for the Mera Peak climb.
Day 09:Khare – Mera La Pass (5350 m.)Today we commence our trek from Khare and reach Mera La Pass (5350 m.). We won’t go a farther distance. We go only up to Mera glacier or Mera La. We will traverse a long flat space on top of the glacier as we make our way to the pass, called Mera La (5,400 m, 17,710 ft). We can clearly see our remaining route up to the summit of Mera Peak.
Day 10:Mera La (Pass) – Mera Peak High CampToday, we climb from Mera La (Pass) to Mera Peak High Camp. The area is full of ice glacier. The stunning views of Everest, Makalu, Baruntse, Kusum Kanguru and many other mountains and peaks make everyone speechless.
Day 11:High Camp (5780 m.)Today, we make our climb to the high camp (5,800 mt.) on the Northern slopes of the upper mountain. It provides an excellent launch pad for the final climb to the summit. Having gained the Mera La, the route turns left (south) and follows easy angled snow slopes. After a short distance an area of crevasses is reached. Under normal conditions these can be walked around very easily, although looking into their deep, dark depths is always impressive. The crevasses soon give way to slightly steeper but open snow slopes that lead without difficulty to the high camp. This camp is in an excellent setting with wonderful views of Everest, Makalu and the Nuptse, Lhotse walls directly ahead.The setting sun casts an unbelievably magic light on these awesome mountains.
Day 12:Mera Peak – KhareWe give our final touch to the Mera Peak and return to Khare and enjoy camping. The climb to the summit of Mera starts gradually and much will depend on snow and general weather conditions. The central summit will soon appear above the head of a wide glacier flanked by two ridges. We climb the centre over open snowfields avoiding crevasses. The route then swings south-east, skirting below and to the east of the left-hand ridge before turning back rightwards towards the main summit ridge of Mera. Mera actually has three summits; the highest is our objective. We reach this by following a classic snow-ridge to just below the final wall that guards the top. This short steep snow slope is easily climbed but there is a big effort required to climb this last 50 metres. Your reward, however, is a feeling of ecstatic jubilation as you survey the magnificent panorama from the top. After taking pictures and enjoying the view, we descend by the same route back to our campsite below the Mera La.
Day 13:Khare – KotheLeaving Mera Peak would be very difficult for us as we have so many conflicting and unforgettable emotions hovering around us. We walk along the gradual descent path passing through Tangnang. To reach Kothe, one has to follow the descending path. On the way, we penetrate forests covered with fir, rhododendron and local vegetation.
Day 14:Kothe – ZatrabokTrekking from Kothe to Zatrabok provides good experience of alpine vegetation like huge rhododendron forest. Besides, camping in the green hills and, after going over a series of high passes, learning more about the Nepali and Sherpa people is a new taste to any new visitor. We follow steep trail all the way to Zatrabok.
Day 15:Zatrabok – ChutangaIt is our turn to trek from Zatrabok to Chutanga . The trail is ascending till Zatrawala Pass and the trail descends afterwards till Chutanga.
Day 16:Chutanga – LuklaToday, we trek from Chutanga to Lukla and overnight in a teahouse. The trail we walk along moves downhill all the way to Lukla. We trek through forests of fir, rhododendron, oak, juniper and local vegetation. We also enjoy the views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang peak , etc.
Day 17:Lukla – KathmanduWe take our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu and it takes about 35 minutes to reach Kathmandu. In the afternoon, we go for shopping and in the evening, we would be served farewell dinner in the hotel.
Day 18:Back home destination.
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Domestic Flight Ticket (If any) and Duffle Bag
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person. and Climbing Sherpa Insurance of $19,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
22. Climbing Permits, Climbing Sherpa Bonus
23. Climbing Equipments except your Climbing Boot.
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Mera peak climbing is one of the most exciting peak climbing in Nepal Himalaya. Mera peak expedition (6,654 m /21,831ft) is one of the highest trekking peak in Nepal among the 33 trekking peaks categorized by Nepal mountaineering association (NMA) .The first ascent of Mera Peak mountaineering was made by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing on 20 May 1953 but Mera peak region was first explored by British expedition in early 50’s before and after the ascent of mount Everest.
Nepal Mera peak expeditions offer beautiful Himalayan views of Mount Everest 8848m, Mount Lhotse 8516m, Mount Makalu 8463m, Mount Cho Oyu 8201m with 27 snowy mountains of Everest trekking trails as well as lush valleys, Tibetan sherpa culture, Tibetan monasteries and beautiful landscape. Professional and experienced climbing guide required for Mera peak summit that make your journeys really remarkable, comfortable and safety. Mera peak climbing difficulty level is strenuous challenging thus mountainers should know information about Mera peak trip package before heading to the relevant areas. HJT generate Lukla Mera peak climbing itinerary as below mentioned but trip plan may change or extend as per travelers wish and holiday schedule.
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