Mera Peak is located at an altitude of 6476 meters/21,247 feet in the Khumbu Region of Nepal. Mera peak is also popularly known as the highest trekking peak in Nepal. Despite being the tallest, Mera Peak is perhaps the easiest climbing peak because there are no technical ascents required on it. Mera Peak Expedition is the perfect choice for those who are just beginners and want to explore the Trekking peaks of Nepal. Further, Mera Peak Climbing is an adventure that requires a fair trekking experience. To minimize Mera Peak Difficulty, it is advised that you frequently exercise like jogging, running, or swimming, before starting your journey.
The spectacular views of the world's top mountains with a height of more than 8000 meters like Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, and Cho-Oyu from the highest point of expedition and rivulets, snowcapped mountain peaks, heavily wooded valleys like Hinku and Hongu Drangkas etcetera make Mera Peak Climb an appealing adventure for nature lovers out there. Furthermore, the massive moraines and glacial lakes add further beauty to this mind-blowing trek. If you want to climb Mera Peak alone, Mission Himalaya is your best option for the solo package.
Mera Peak route commences from Kathmandu to the Lukla flight. The 17 days Mera Peak Climbing itinerary will expose you to the wilderness of nature as well as the unique Sherpa villages, green forests, hanging suspension bridges, ancient gompas, monasteries, prayer flags, and many more. Your heart and soul are both replenished with energy during the Mera Peak tour. Mera Peak without a guide can be a little challenging unless you are a professional trekker. We recommend you highly take a guide to this trek since they are experienced in the potential dangers in the mountains.
- Amazing mountain vistas of Mt. Everest and other popular peaks like Ama Dablam, Tower Peak, Makalu etcetera.
- The surreal Mera Peak (6476 meters) apogee.
- Witness Chetera La pass and Zatrwa La pass.
- 200-year-old Lungsumgbagopma.
- Scenic and thrilling flight to one of the most highly located airports at Lukla.
Mera Peak Climbing Short Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla flight &Lukla to Paiya trek (2825 meters): Approx. 8 hours.
Day 3: Paiya to Panggom trek (2930 meters): About 8 to 9 hours.
Day 4: Panggom to Ningbo trek (2950 meters): Approx. 7 hours.
Day 5: Ningbo to Bamboo Camp trek (3350 meters): Approx. 7.5 hours.
Day 6: Bamboo Camp to Khote trek (3680 meters): Approx. 7 hours.
Day 7: Khote to Tagnak trek (4252 meters): Approx. 7 hours.
Day 8: Acclimatisation Day/ Exploration day at Tagnak.
Day 9: Tagnak to Khare (4985 meters): About 6 hours.
Day 10: Khare to Mera La (5350 meters): About 4 hours.
Day 11: Mera La to Mera High Camp (5800 meters): About 7 hours.
Day 12: Hike Mera Peak (6476 meters) & descend back to Khare (4985 meters): About 11 hours.
Day 13: From Khare to Khote (3680 meters): About 8 to 9 hours.
Day 14: Khote to Chetera La (4150 meters): About 9 hours.
Day 15: Trek back to Lukla (2840 meters) through Zatrwa La Pass: About 9 hours.
Day 16: Lukla (2840 meters) to Kathmandu flight: 25 minutes.
Day 17: Departure day.
Mera Peak Climbing Difficulty:
Since Mera Peak is taken as the warm-up destination before going on to the Everest Base Camp, many of you would wonder: Is Mera Peak difficult? To answer in short, Yes, climbing Mera Peak in Nepal is difficult. However, this varies from person to person and the time they decide to take this trek. Mera Peak Climbing in autumn is best because of the consistent weather and beautiful paths along the journey. Additionally, there are fewer chances of experiencing challenges such as landslides, snowstorms, or floods. The best vistas of snow-capped mountains and other natural wonders will be available to trekkers in the autumn season.
At a height of 6476 meters, Mera Peak is the tallest trekking peak. Without proper preparations, this trekking experience can be troublesome for some people. With some physical exercises, proper mountain knowledge, prior trekking experience, and guidance, this Mera Peak trek is very enjoyable yet challenging. You may require some previous trekking experience but extra technical climbing skills are not required for Mera Peak Climbing.
You need to be in sound health and choose the time wisely if you want to win over this trek. In addition, you need to watch for altitude sickness at such a high height. Hence, make sure you know the symptoms and preventive cures of Altitude Sickness before you decide to go on a Mera Expedition.
Best Time for Mera Peak Climbing:
The best time to climb Mera Peak is the Spring and Autumn seasons. Various factors work to make this season the best time for this journey, like safe routes, steady/ predictable and tolerable weather, gorgeous views etcetera.
Summer and Winter seasons are not preferred for the climb. The heavy rainfall results in slippery trails thus unfavorable during Summer/Monsoon season. Likewise, the extreme temperature that drops as low as -30 degrees is the reason climbing Mera Peak in Winter is not popular.
Mera Peak Climbing Cost:
The Mera Peak Climbing Cost varies widely depending on the routes and modes of transportation you select, the length of your expedition, the sort of accommodation you stay in while traveling, and other aspects. Mission Himalaya Treks charge around $2160 for Mera Peak Climbing. This cost includes airport pickup & drop service, 3-star accommodation in Kathmandu, twin-sharing teahouse lodging during trekking, climbing equipment, trekking permits, and more. However, personal costs, travel health insurance, Nepal Visa fee, etc. are not included in this price. For further information, see our blog post on Mera Peak Climbing Complete Guide.
Mera Peak Climbing Equipment:
Before climbing Mera Peak, please check the Mera Peak Equipment List below.
Mountain Ice ax, Climbing Harness, Karabiners, Ice screws, Snow bars, Descenders, Tents. For more list visit Equipment for trekking in Nepal.
Sleeping pad, Down jacket/ trousers/vest, Warm trousers, Long cotton hiking shirts, Head torch /batteries/bulbs, Waterproof Jacket, Gaiters, Fleece/wool for climbing, Lightweight thermal/ insulated ski gloves, Sun hat, Light cotton athletic socks, and wool climbing socks, Long sleeved, cotton/woolen shirts, T-shirts, Wool long underwear, Down high altitude, sleeping bag, sunglasses, Sunscreen, Lip salve, Lightweight fleece.