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The highest climbing peak in the world, Mera peak climbing takes you to the stunning summit of Mera Peak (6,461m/21,190ft). Mera peak is an ideal choice for those people who are not climbing expert yet wants to reach to the summit of the majestic Himalayas. The view from the summit of Mera Peak is genuinely stunning offering you the grand view of Cho Oyu (8,188m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,485m), Kangchenjuga (8,586m), and Mount Everest (8,848m).
Mera peak climbing requires basic mountaineering skills with less technical difficulties as compared to Island Peak Climbing. However, you should be physically & mentally fit with proper gear & equipment. It requires a minimum of 16 days in general to finish the climbing expedition.
Pristine Nepal Treks & Expeditions offers you this wonderful adventure, Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal with proper planning & excellent logistic support. Mera peak climbing itinerary is carefully designed by our team of climbing experts with steady ascent & enough days for acclimatization.
How to reach Mera Peak?
First of all, this Peak is of PD grade which means ‘Per Difficult’ as used from the French and Swiss Alpine Climbing system. Similarly, it is a straightforward climb of the least technical difficulties. After flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, our trek starts into the remote and isolated areas towards Chutanga-3,430m. And after an overnight stay at Chutanga, we will cross over the Kalo Himal Ridge of Nau-Lekh mountain range on the day 4th. From there, crossing Zatrwaog, we will then reach to Thuli-Kharka for an overnight stop.
Only on the 8th day of this expedition, we will reach Khare which is the starting point for Mera Peak. We will have acclimatization day in Khare too. On the next day from Khare, we will head to Mera Base Camp 5,300m walking over Mera Glacier.
On the 12th day, you will climb to the high camp (5,780m) and do preparation for the main summit of Mera Peak. The expert guide will be responsible for fixing ropes for the next day. And finally, on the 13th day, you will climb to Mera Peak summit (6,461m) which is the main goal from starting.
After a successful climb to the summit of Mera Peak, we will head back to Lukla on the same route. Following the path from Khothey to Thuli-Kharka and Lukla, this awesome adventure Mera Peak Climbing will complete. After that, we will head back to Kathmandu on a short flight with a scenic view in the way.
What is the best time for Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal?
The best time for Mera Peak would be in the Autumn & Spring season. Both of these seasons has the best weather with stable temperature offering you the breath-taking scenic views of majestic Himalayan ranges.
Why do peak climbing/trekking in Nepal?
Only people who are adventure seekers, who have guts, and love traveling will only know the trophy/value of it. In my view, trekking & climbing is the way to cherish your heart, to get new experience and to be part of nature. This is the way to heal your spirit and to be free from your busy life once in a lifetime. It is the only way to achieve glory in your life.
As technology is updating day to day, more people are being stuck in the technology world, forgetting about the beauty of nature. They are unknown about the huge gap they are leaving in their life by not experiencing any adventure in their life. Therefore, to fill the gap in their heart adventure, traveling and trekking are most important. And, here are the best treks & expeditions like Mera peak climb, Pisang peak climb, Island peak climb, etc. So, just live your life to the fullest and enjoy it because you won’t know what the future will bring you.
On arrival in Kathmandu, you’ll be welcomed by Pristine Nepal staff and drive to your hotel at Thamel in the hub of Kathmandu city, where many hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes, departmental stores, trekking gear shops, travel agencies are located.
DAY 2 is a very important day because we need to make permits for your peak climbing. However, you can explore the markets of Kathmandu as well as historical places if you want. Kathmandu is a lively city where you can taste a variety of custom foods, enjoy live music in clubs and many more. At noon, our guide will give you a short brief about your destination.
Morning transfer to domestic airport for a sweeping scenic flight of 30 minutes to Lukla, Lukla airport named Tenzing – Hillary Airport. This is one of the world’s most unique airstrips with ups and downs short runway. After breakfast & short refreshment your trek starts.From Lukla, our first-day walk begins on a gradual path heading past Lukla towards remote and isolated areas to camp for overnight at Chutanga, a summer grazing pasture.
After Chutanga, the adventure continues with morning climb crossing over Kalo Himal Ridge of Nau-Lekh mountain range, separating Khumbu and Hinku Valley and towards the west of the Makalu region.
Trek over first pass with steep climb to reach a ridge festooned with Buddhist prayer flags at the height of 4,450meters, the pass called ZatrwaOg, from here walk over boulder slope, then around a corner and climb again to Zatrwa-La at 4,600meters, with stunning views of Dudh Kosi river valley and peaks of Karyolung and Lumding Himal, an hour downhill to Thuli-Kharka for overnight stop.
From Tuli-Kharka, a short morning walk with downhill and an excellent view of Peak 43 and Kusum Kanguru peaks, reaching a scenic Hinku valley, with South Face views of Mera Peak and back into rhododendron and pine forest, with a gradual walk through the forest to reach a summer pasture at Mosum-Kharka for an overnight stop.
After Mousum-Kharka morning walk follows north on leaving the forested area after a pleasant walk reaching a wide-open valley with pasture land, the walk continues to a small bridge to reach Gondishung near Tangnag area, this place with small wooden huts and shelters of stone wall enclosures. Gondishung with an interesting 200-year-old small Gompa (monastery/shrine), from here continues to walk for another hour to overnight stop at Tangnag, a small yak herder’s temporary settlement, at present there are few small lodges.
At this altitude of 4,360 meters a necessary rest day for acclimatization, before reaching higher elevation and climb of Mera Peak, a short hike to best views of Peak 43 at 6,769m.
From Tagnag with nice rest day, starting with moderate walk with scenery that surrounds this Hinku Valley, walk follows on moderate path over moraine dam of Charpatti Tal (lake), leading to a high area, lined with cairns with glacial lake, climbing for short while as the path leads downhill to a large pasture land at Dig Kharka, walking for an hour across boulder-strewn hillside to reach Khare for set overnight camp.
You will rest today at an altitude of 5,000m. This day is very necessary to completely prepare & adjust your body for ascending to Mera Base Camp.
Today, the journey leads to our main destination for Mera peak climb, walk over Mera Glacier, leading straight on ice sections for short while, then gentle descent reaching at Mera Base Camp for the overnight camp, with time for relaxation and preparation for Mera peak climb.
This day is very important day. Also, today will be our last acclimatization day. This day we will also practice & prepare for climbing. Our guides will check all your health condition, climbing gears & equipment.
After a day at Mera base camp, walk further up to set High Camp to make approachable to the summit of Mera peak, normally climbers make it from the base camp to Mera peak, but it is always safe and best adding more camp before the summit bid.
Morning leaving Mera base camp, trek heads across Mera La to reach Mera High Camp, after few hours of hard walk on high altitude with few stops in between. Afternoon our expert guide will scout area of the route of climb and fix ropes where necessary, rest of the day preparing for Mera Peak climb this high camp offers outstanding view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse peaks.
Our final Big Day of the adventure, starting early morning before dawn for the summit, route leads with steep and hard strenuous climb. Finally reaching at top summit of Mera peak, you can spectate the panoramic view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho- Oyu all the way in the eastern horizon including series of other snowcapped peaks.
After a hard climb, descend with care to Khare.
Pristine Nepal always reserves an extra day as the contingency, in the case of unfavorable/bad weather conditions which can occur in high Himalaya, if all goes well according to our itinerary using this spare day on route Lukla with a short day walk enjoying the views along the way.
After a grand moment and experience of a lifetime adventure, return back to Lukla a pleasant trek leads to Kothey through Tagnag for an overnight stop.
From Khothey morning walk leads back to the tree lines of blue Himalayan pines and rhododendrons, passing grazing areas with a gentle climb with views of Mera Peak and other high mountains, at Thuli– Kharka for the last camp before Lukla.
After an exciting and fantastic Mera Peak climbing, our last day walk of this adventure leads on the same trail with a steep climb and downhill over high ridges and pass of Naulekh and Kalo Himal to reach at Lukla for an overnight stop with celebration among fellow staff-guides and members.
From Lukla an early morning flight to Kathmandu, at Kathmandu domestic airport our guide and staff transfer you back to your hotels with rest of the day free for individual activities.
Pristine Nepal reserve this day as a contingency in case of flight delay or cancellation, which occurs sometimes due to bad weather, as Himalayan weather can be unpredictable. If all goes well as per the itinerary one can join in our interesting tour around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities. If you haven’t done sightseeing on Day 2 then you will have a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley.
After a memorable adventure experience on Mera Peak Climbing with fabulous views of world highest mountains, our staff transfers you to the airport for your final departure homeward bound.