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Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak Climbing

Duration

18 days

Group size

2-10

Activities

All Expedition & Peak Climbing

Country

Nepal

Region

Everest Region

Destination

Kathmandu Lukla, Chhutang, Tuli Kharka, Kothe, Thangnak, Khare, Mera Base Camp, Mera High Camp, Mera Peak
Start/End point

Start/End point

Kathmandu
Max Altitude

Max Altitude

6461 m
Meals

Meals

Included
Activity

Activity

5-6 hrs.
About Mera Peak Climbing
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Mera Peak Climbing Highlights
  • Mera Peak climbing offers a thrilling and challenging adventure, allowing you to conquer the highest trekking peak in Nepal at an elevation of 6,476 meters.
  • Enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan giants, including Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, from the summit of Mera Peak.
  • Trekking through diverse landscapes, from lush forests to high alpine valleys, showcasing the natural beauty of the Solu Khumbu region.
  • Gaining mountaineering skills and experience as you navigate crevasses, steep slopes, and snowy terrain, pushing your limits and embracing the thrill of the climb.
  • Immersing yourself in Sherpa culture and traditions, visiting traditional villages and monasteries along the way, and interacting with local communities.
  • Camping in scenic locations, such as Mera Base Camp and High Camp, surrounded by towering peaks and serene mountain landscapes, providing a truly immersive experience.
  • Witnessing the unique flora and fauna of the region, including rhododendron forests, Himalayan musk deer, and various bird species, adding to the charm of the journey.
  • The sense of achievement and fulfillment as you reach the summit of Mera Peak, knowing you have conquered a significant mountaineering challenge and pushed yourself to new heights.
  • Creating lasting bonds and camaraderie with fellow climbers, sharing the triumphs, challenges, and unforgettable moments of the Mera Peak climbing experience.
  • The sense of adventure and exploration as you embark on a lesser-crowded route, providing a more remote and pristine mountaineering experience in the heart of the Himalayas.

Mera Peak is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal, standing at an elevation of 6,476 meters. It offers an exhilarating climbing experience and stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan range, including the mighty peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Mera Peak Climbing is a popular adventure that attracts mountaineers from around the world.

The Mera Peak Climbing expedition begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through the picturesque Hinku Valley. The trail takes you through remote Sherpa villages, dense forests, and high alpine meadows, offering glimpses of unique flora and fauna along the way.

Reaching Mera Peak Base Camp, located at an elevation of around 5,300 meters, marks the starting point for the climb. The climbing of Mera Peak requires basic mountaineering skills, including the use of crampons, ice axes, and rope techniques. While prior climbing experience is beneficial, it is not mandatory, as a pre-climbing training session will be provided to familiarize you with the necessary skills.

The climbing route of mera peak involves crossing glaciers, ascending steep snow slopes, and navigating crevasses. The final summit push to the peak is a challenging and rewarding experience, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayas. From the summit of Mera Peak, you can witness the grandeur of Everest, as well as numerous other prominent peaks.

The duration of the Mera Peak Climbing expedition is typically around 18 to 20 days, depending on the chosen itinerary and acclimatization needs. The trekking route of mera peak includes acclimatization days to ensure proper adaptation to the high altitude and increase the chances of a successful climb.

During the climb, you'll be accompanied by experienced climbing guides who will provide necessary guidance and ensure your safety throughout the expedition. They will assist you in mastering the climbing techniques, managing the equipment, and navigating the challenging terrain.

Accommodation during the trekking and climbing period of mera peak is primarily in teahouses or lodges along the trail. These accommodations provide basic facilities, including comfortable beds and meals to replenish your energy after a day of trekking or climbing. Camping will be arranged at designated high-altitude camps during the climbing phase.

Mera Peak Climbing requires a good level of physical fitness, stamina, and mental determination. The expedition involves challenging terrains and high-altitude conditions, so proper acclimatization and adherence to safety protocols are essential.

Conquering Mera Peak is an incredible achievement and offers a unique perspective of the Everest region. The combination of technical climbing, stunning landscapes, and the rich Sherpa culture makes Mera Peak Climbing a truly memorable and rewarding adventure for mountaineers seeking an extraordinary Himalayan experience.

Detailed Itinerary

1

Day 1:

Arrive at Kathmandu Airport [1345m/4411ft].

2

Day 2:

Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Chhutang [2800m/9184ft] Duration: 3- 5 hours.

We'll start our trek with a 35-minute flight to Lukla, the gateway to Everest Treks. After breakfast and a short rest in Lukla, we'll head towards Chutanga. It's about a 5-hour walk through beautiful villages and pine forests to reach Chutanga, where we'll spend the night.

3

Day 3:

Trek from Chhuthang to Tuli Kharka [4100m/13448ft] Duration: 5-6 hours.

After enjoying breakfast with stunning views at Chutanga, we begin today's hike. We'll follow a relatively easy path initially, but it will become steep as we climb up to Zatrwa La Pass at 4610m (15124ft). From the top, we'll see breathtaking mountains like Kongde Ri, Numbur Himal, and Karyolung. After spending some time there, we'll descend for about 2 hours to Thuli Kharka. Along the way, we might encounter some yaks as we walk through yak pastures.

4

Day 4:

Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe [4182m/13716ft] Duration: 6-7 hours.

Today, we'll journey through the upper Hinku valley. As we ascend, you'll notice that the tree line disappears, and we'll find ourselves amidst yak grazing grasslands known as kharkas. Along the way, we'll take breaks for refreshments and enjoy the stunning views of Charpati Himal, Mera Peak, and Thamserku. Our trek will lead us to Kote, passing through Tashing Ongma, Mosom Kharka, and Gondishung along the route.

5

Day 5:

Trek from Kothe to Thangnak [4326m/14189ft] Duration: 4-5 hours.

We'll follow the ridge along the Hinku Khola, with Mera Peak in view. Along the way, we'll pass by the ancient Lungsumgba Gompa, which has carvings of Mera Peak and its approach route on the rocks. After a short distance, we'll reach Thaknak, a summer grazing area with basic cabins and stores.

6

Day 6:

Trek from Thangnak to Khare [5000m/16400ft] Duration: 3 hours.

After leaving Thaknak, we trek to Dig Kharka along the side of the Dig Glacier. The scenery of Charpate Himal from here is stunning. From Khare, we'll also get an amazing view of Mera Peak's northern face, which is quite incredible.

7

Day 7:

Acclimatization day at Khare.

Before starting the climb, we'll have a training day to help you get used to the rocky terrain. You'll learn how to use harnesses and climbing gear while going up and down. If this is your first time climbing a mountain, this training will be really helpful. Our experienced guides will give you important tips to ensure you climb safely. After the training, you can double-check your gear and equipment before heading for the summit.

8

Day 8:

Trek to Mera High Camp [5700m/18696ft] Duration: 2 hours.

We hike to Mera La using a rough and steep trail. Along the way, we get stunning views of the three peaks of Mera Peak: Mera South, Mera North, and Mera Central. We're aiming to climb Mera Central, which is the highest peak. After trekking up the Mera Glacier, we reach Mera Peak high camp. The path is moderately sloped, and there's no difficult climbing involved so far.

9

Day 9:

Summit Mera Peak [6461m/21192ft] and descend to Khare Duration: 8-9 hours.

Today is the big day of our expedition. We wake up at 2:00 in the morning. It's quite chilly at first, but as we climb higher on the glaciers and onto a ridge, it starts to warm up. When the sun rises, it paints the large peaks in a beautiful crimson light. As we continue our gentle ascent into the thinning air, the path remains relatively straightforward. As we reach higher, the slope becomes steeper, and we can see the peak again. If our mountaineering leader thinks it's necessary, we might use a fixed rope for the last steep part. We're just a few meters away from the peak. From up here, we get breathtaking views of the mighty Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Kangchenjunga, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse, Baruntse, and others. Later, we return to the high camp to relax a bit before heading back down to Khare.

10

Day 10:

Trek back from Khare to Kothe Duration: 4-5 hours.

Now it's time to head back to Kote after checking the peak off our bucket list and returning to Khare. We'll follow the same path back to Kothe, which we can reach in about 3 to 4 hours of trekking. Since we'll be going downhill for most of the way, the walk is easier and quicker. As we descend from Khare to Kote, you'll notice the elevation dropping. Most of the trek will take us through lush forests filled with oak, pine, and rhododendron trees.

11

Day 11:

Trek from Kothe to Tuli Kharka Duration: 5-6 hours.

After breakfast, we begin our hike to Thuli Kharka. We'll go up and down, crossing several streams that flow into the Inkhu Khola river. We choose the path on our right and keep going. After we pass a Buddhist shrine called a Chorten, we continue on the steep downhill trail. Then, we climb up to Thuli Kharka, passing another Chorten along the way.

12

Day 12:

Trek from Tuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrawala Pass Duration 6-7 hours.

Once again, we cross the Zatrwa La pass, which stands at 4,610 meters high, after leaving Thuli Kharka. It takes us about two hours to reach the pass. From there, we can see some of the path we've traveled, and the scenery is stunning, with breathtaking mountains like Numbur Himal, Dudh Kunda, Kongde, and Khumbila in sight. After that, we descend along a trail and walk to Lukla. This is our last night on the trek.

13

Day 13:

Flight back from Lukla to Kathmandu.

We leave early in the morning for Kathmandu. When we arrive, we can take some rest or buy souvenirs in Kathmandu. Today is our chance to explore more of Kathmandu if we want. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful ascent of Mera Peak by the climbers.

14

Day 14:

International departure from Kathmandu.

Our team will drop you to Tribhuvan international airport.

Costing Details
What is Included In mera Peak Climbing
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure, 
  •  Local flight arrangements.
  • Accommodations throughout the treks, including 1-night tent camping.
  • Standard three meals daily during the trekking and climbing periods, along with tea or coffee during meals.
  • Experienced English-speaking government licensed trekking guide.
  • A Climbing guide for every 2 trekkers along with the camping crew.
  • Salary, food, equipment, and insurance for climbing guides, trekking guides, camping porters, and cooks.
  • All applicable climbing permits, national park fees, TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) fees, and local permits.
  • Flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla or Manthali-Lukla and return.
  • Provision of sleeping bag and down jacket if required (refundable).
  • Inclusion of crampons, ice axe, helmet, harness, and carabiners in the trip cost.
  • Master Himalaya trekking map and water purification drops/tablets.
  • Official expenses and government taxes/VAT.
What is Excluded In Mera Peak Climbing
  • International flight tickets.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Climbing boots (available for $20 per day).
  • Travel and health insurance covering emergency rescues and evacuations.
  • Porter services if required (available upon request).
  • Personal expenses during trekking, including snacks, beverages like beer, coke, juice, mineral or boiled water, hot showers, Wi-Fi, etc.
  • Tips for guides and porters (customary).
Gears And Equipments
Mountaineering double boots
Mountaineering double boots

Mountaineering double boots are specialized footwear designed for high-altitude climbing and extreme cold conditions. These boots feature a dual-layer construction with an insulated inner boot that can be removed from the durable, weather-resistant outer shell. This design provides superior warmth, protection, and flexibility, making them ideal for expeditions on snow and ice. The inner boot can be dried separately, which is crucial for maintaining warmth during multi-day climbs. Double boots also offer compatibility with crampons, enhancing traction and safety on icy terrain. Their robust build ensures they can withstand harsh environments while keeping climbers' feet insulated and dry.

Gaiters
Gaiters

Gaiters are protective coverings worn over boots and lower pants, designed to shield against snow, water, mud, and debris. They are typically made from waterproof and durable materials like nylon or Gore-Tex. Gaiters wrap around the lower leg and upper boot, secured with Velcro, zippers, and sometimes straps or hooks that attach to the boot laces. This ensures a snug fit that keeps the elements out, making them essential for activities like hiking, mountaineering, and snowshoeing. Gaiters help maintain warmth and dryness, protecting the lower legs and feet from adverse conditions and enhancing overall comfort and safety in rugged environments.Description

Crampons
Crampons

Crampons are traction devices that attach to footwear, designed to provide stability and grip on ice and snow. Made from metal, typically steel or aluminum, they feature a series of sharp points or spikes that dig into icy surfaces. Crampons are essential for mountaineering, ice climbing, and glacier travel, enhancing safety and mobility in slippery, steep, or technical terrain. They come in various styles, including step-in, hybrid, and strap-on, to fit different types of boots and climbing needs. By offering secure footing in challenging conditions, crampons are a critical tool for navigating and ascending icy landscapes.

Climbing harness
Climbing harness

A climbing harness is a crucial piece of safety equipment used in climbing and mountaineering. It consists of a padded waist belt and leg loops that secure around the climber's waist and thighs. These components are connected by a belay loop and reinforced tie-in points for attaching a rope. Climbing harnesses distribute the force of a fall evenly across the body, reducing the risk of injury. They also provide gear loops for carrying essential climbing tools. Available in various designs for different climbing styles, such as sport, trad, and ice climbing, harnesses are essential for ensuring climber safety and comfort during ascents and descents.

Walking ice axe
Walking ice axe

A walking ice axe is a versatile tool essential for mountaineering, glacier travel, and hiking on icy or snowy terrain. It features a durable metal head with a pick on one side and an adze on the other, mounted on a long, sturdy shaft. The pick is used for cutting footholds, self-arresting falls, and providing stability on steep slopes, while the adze is useful for chopping steps and clearing snow. The shaft, often made of lightweight materials like aluminum or carbon fiber, can be driven into the snow for support. Walking ice axes enhance safety and mobility, making them a critical tool for navigating challenging alpine environments.

Basic trekking gear
Basic trekking gear

Basic trekking gear like down jacket, sleeping bags, water bottle, waterproof pant, thermal, trekking pants, gloves and other essential documents.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a beginner climb Mera Peak?

Yes, a beginner can climb Mera Peak, but it is recommended to have some prior trekking experience and a good level of physical fitness. Basic mountaineering training, including the use of crampons and ice axes, is beneficial. Joining a guided expedition with experienced leaders can also significantly increase a beginner's chances of success.

What is the success rate of climbing Mera Peak?

The success rate of climbing Mera Peak is relatively high, with estimates ranging from 60% to 80%. The success largely depends on proper acclimatization, weather conditions, and the physical preparedness of the climbers.

Is Mera Peak harder than the Everest Base Camp trek?

Mera Peak is considered more challenging than the Everest Base Camp trek due to its higher altitude and the technical aspects of mountaineering involved. While the trek to Everest Base Camp is demanding, Mera Peak requires additional skills and equipment for glacier travel and climbing.

What is the oxygen level at the summit of Mera Peak?

At the summit of Mera Peak (6,476 meters or 21,247 feet), the oxygen level is significantly lower than at sea level. Climbers will experience about 47% of the oxygen available at sea level, making acclimatization and proper preparation critical to avoid altitude sickness.

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More information about mera peak climbing

Mera Top is likewise one of the most famous & busy trekking peaks in Nepal. It offers exciting mountaineering enjoy with a breathtaking view of the majestic Himalayas stages. Being one of the technically mild level mountain climbing peaks in Nepal, anyone with fundamental mountain climbing competencies following professionals & professional courses can reach the summit of Mera Peak. So to provide more information, we provide you with a complete manual for Mera top mountain climbing. Geographically, Mera’s height is in the Khumbu vicinity of East Nepal. With three distinctive summits: Mera South, Mera North & Mera Imperative, Mera Peak draws masses of climbers each year. The fact is, most climber tries from the prime Mera peak which is a chunk unchallenging contrasting with the alternative parts of Mera peak.

Mera Top is classed as the best hiking height in the global with an altitude of 21,247ft. From the summit of Mera height, you can spectate five universal maximum mountains above the height of 8,000m together with Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu & Cho Oyu.

Perfect time to Climb Mera Peak

As consistent with our expert & experts, the considerable time for Mera peak climbing is at some stage in Spring (March, April & might also) and autumn (September, October & November). Both seasons have pleasant climates as the temperature is stapping & the surroundings are visible. You could revel in the impressive mountain views & landscapes. The Spring season lets you in nature with complete blossoms of rhododendron forests & green flora alongside the trek. The vision you’ll get from the summit is fantastic. Past due April can also be a lot favored for Mera Peak mountain climbing.

The fall season additionally provides near-best weather conditions. Visibility this time is some distance better than every other season in Nepal. Hence, famous hiking trails like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, and Manaslu Circuit are all crowded by using trekkers. Likewise, many climbers come for mountaineering expeditions as nicely. October & November are a whole lot favored.

Mera Peak Permit Fees

As mentioned earlier, Mera Peak includes three unusual routes & in keeping with the routes required. However, the information is that the course we observe calls for only two allows: TIMS & top mountain climbing.

The price for TIMS is constantly NRS.1,000. However, mountain climbing expenses vary in keeping with the season.

Right here are the Mera peak permit fees in step with seasons:

  • Spring season (March, April, May additionally)– USD$250
  • Autumn season (September, October, November)– USD$125
  • Wintry weather season (December, January, February)– USD$70
  • Summertime (June, July, August)– USD$70
  • The above price is through the Nepal mountain climbing affiliation.

Difficulty Level of Mera Peak

Mera Peak is the hiking height, which means the ride consists of trekking or mountain climbing. In contrast to other mountain climbing expeditions, Mera height does not require excessive mountain climbing skills & climbing system. Therefore, according to the problem level, the Mera Peak is considered a technically clean height because the ascents are straightforward.

But, the issue of Mera Peak is by various factors inclusive of:

  • Total Distance & Length
  • Route
  • Climate & Temperature
  • Bodily & Mentally Fit
  • Altitude Sickness.

Among the three distinct summits of Mera Top, Mera North is the maximum difficult one. Mera South is mild & Mera significant is the perfect one. Approximately the Mera peak death rate, hundreds of trekkers ascend to Mera height yearly, however, the deaths are hardly noticed.

 

Accommodation and Food in Mera Peak

The path to Mera top is all in the faraway regions of the Khumbu place. It is why teahouses are the simple preference for meals & motels. Instead of Kathmandu & Lukla, anticipate any suitable or luxury motels during the experience.

Except, teahouses fulfill the food & lodges demand of all the trekkers & climbers. As for inns, you’ll get rooms on the premise of twins sharing because getting a single room in such mountain areas is not easy. In addition, you’ll no longer discover an exceptional choice in the meals menu. I’m hoping you will understand the state of affairs & live flexibly.

Observe: there’s no teahouse in Mera Base Camp & High Camp for lodging. We can set up a camp for a single-day stay & additionally, our crew will serve you hot delicious meals.

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