summit massive Mera peak
"The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there." - Anon
March to May, September to November
guide & porter
mountain lodge & tent
about the route
Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. It is situated on the edge of the famous Khumbu Region, which is dominated by Mount Everest. Although very high, Mera is a straightforward climb and is frequently ascended by groups and individuals whose only climbing qualifications are that they are fit and have an out-going sense of adventure.
The trek take you south from the airstrip at Lukla, trekking through beautiful forested hillsides and over several passes before climbing up to the Mera La. After the climb, we descend directly to Lukla.
The Mera Peak climbing is a high-altitude trek and climb in which participants need to be fit and conversant with the use of an ice-axe and crampons. At Basecamp before heading to Mera Peak, you get instructions in the use of these if required.
The itinerary to Mera Peak is designed responsibly by taking care of proper and gradual acclimatisation at suitable intervals. Before heading to Island Peak, you get the essential climbing practice course on various aspects of climbing techniques which is briefed and instructed by our climbing Sherpa. In good conditions it is possible for a fit party to reach the summit and return to Basecamp in one day.
It is an extraordinary rewarding experience as it provides glorious views of Nepal and a view over Kangchenjunga and Makalu to the east and Everest appearing over the massive southern aspect of Nuptse and Lhotse to the north. To the west stand the spires of Ama Dablam and Kang Taiga and in the distance is the mighty bastion of Cho Oyu. This is a fine panorama of many of the world's highest peaks.
The climb itself takes the north face glacier in a steady rise to the summit ridge which leads, in an exposed and exciting situation, to the top. After the mountain has been climbed, we return by a direct route across a dramatic ridge to Lukla and the flight to Kathmandu.
alternative peak climbing
Excited about peak climbing but also curious about the people and culture of the Khumbu region? Take a look at Island Peak (6189m) climbing in which you'll trek along many cultural sites on the way down.
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day 01 | Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345m).
day 02 | Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
day 03 | Morning flight to Lukla (2804m) and trek to Chutok (2800m) - 3 hrs.
day 04 | Trek to Pangkongma (2950m) - 6 hrs.
day 05 | Trek to Kurke (3800m) - 5 hrs.
day 06 | Trek to Thuli Kharka (4320m) - 6 hrs.
day 07 | Trek to Khothe (3600m) - 5 hrs.
day 08 | Trek to Tangnag (4350m) - 6 hrs.
day 09 | Acclimatization and rest day at Tangnag.
day 10 | Trek to Khare (5045m) - 4 hrs.
day 11 | Cross Mera La pass (5415m) and trek to Basecamp (5300m) - 5 hrs.
day 12 | Climb to High Camp (5780m) - 5 hrs.
day 13 | Summit Mera Peak (6476m) and then return to Khare (5045m) - 10 hrs.
day 14 | Spare day.
day 15 | Trek to Khothe (3600m) - 6 hrs.
day 16 | Trek to Thuli Kharka (4320m) - 6 hrs.
day 17 | Trek to Lukla (2804m) - 7 hrs.
day 18 | Flight back to Kathmandu and farewell dinner.
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