At 6,461m, Mera Peak Climbing is a great adventure for beginners to start to cut their teeth in the mountains. It is the highest trekking peak in Nepal rated as alpine PD difficulty. The approach to the summit of Mera Peak is technical at some part and straight vertical at some; where participants gain experience using crampons and other climbing gears. A pre-climb training at base camp will help you learn the best way of using climbing gears like ropes, ascender, descender, ice axe, harness etc.
As the Oxygen level at Mera summit is as half as at sea level, we suggest you to acclimatize your body well before starting the summit.
The full climb just takes one very long day; but that too is a great experience for high mountain expedition above 7,500m and 8,000m.
Mera Peak Climbing Route:
Like other treks in Everest region, Mera Peak Climbing trip starts with an adventurous trans-Himalayan flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Take a left-hand side seat of the plane for great mountain views.
After meeting rest of our crew, we start our trek via rhododendron forest to Paiya and Pangom. We do not climb directly over Zatwa La, even though it is shorter route. Taking a long route helps us acclimatize well at thin atmosphere.
The trekking route to Mera is very less-crowded and you will pass many village perched on a ridge top. These villages are surrounded by ancient terraced fields and forests.
As we walk round the mountain, we head towards Mera Peak via intact bamboo and rhododendron forest.
Then we enter into the Arun Valley and climb to Khote. Forest line gradually gives was to alpine scrub and agriculture accordingly.
At Khote, we spend one more extra night for acclimatization: During the day time, we trek up to the hill located immediately next to Mera Peak.
Now we move north towards Khare and spend another night for acclimatization. The day time is used to practice glacier traverse techniques with your guides.
From Khare, we put on our crrampons, harnesses and ice axes, to make a climb to Mera La Camp. Mera La Camp offers dramatic views of sunset over the entire Khumbu Mountains.
Mera Peak Summit Day
Today we start early at around 2 in the morning. Though it is very cold; soon we get warmer as we continue walking on a vertical slope.
We climb via non-technical route for most of the time but it gets steepens for the section behind the ridge.
On final stage, we use fixed rope if your climbers believes its requirement.
The summit features dramatic views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Cho Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7,129m) and others.
Then we retrace our step back to base camp and use same route to descend back to Lukla to catch a flight back to Kathmandu.
Mera Peak Climb – Ultimate Comfort and Safety
We offer you the full-supported tented camping services that includes a hygienic food prepared by expert high altitude cooks and his helper.
As safety is our prime concern, we always take a Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) or Oxygen cylinder along with a comprehensive medical kit.
We also provide you an experienced and government licensed climbing guide, his assistance (4 climbers: 1 assistant guide) and experienced local porter (2 climbers: 1 porter).
All the gears we provide are of top-notch quality.