Mera Peak Climbing

Trip Duration

12 Days

Trip Grade

Challenging

Highest Altitude

6476 m

Accommodation

Teahouse/Lodge

Transportation

Bus/Car

Group Size

1-10

Best Season

Autumn, Spring

Mera Peak Climbing Overview

Mera Peak Climbing is the ultimate adventure. The mountain is fantastic and the views from the top are spectacular. Mera peak is a mountain peak in the Mahalangur section and Barun sub-section, which is located in the Sagarmatha Zone. The height of the Mera peak is 6476m and is the highest trekking peak in Nepal.

 

There are altogether 3 peaks in Mera, Mera North (6476m), Mera south (6065m), and Mera central (6461m).  The first ascent of Mera Central was made on May 20, 1953, by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing. Since then, Mera peak is one of the most climbed and definitely a popular peak. Mera peak falls under the protection of Makalu Barun and Sagarmatha National Park.

 

The trail to Mera peak comes across varieties of flora and fauna. Flora like Rhododendrons, Juniper, fir, Himalayan birch, etc, and faunas like snow leopards, snowcock, bearded vultures, etc make the trail wonderful. You also get to see many Sherpa villages, lush forests, suspension bridges, monasteries, and ancient Gompas. There is a stunning view of Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu from its summit.

 

Mera Peak’s climbing path combines mountaineering and trekking to reach the summit. The climb begins at the village of Lukla, and the ascent to the top calls for some fundamental mountaineering abilities, such as the use of ropes, crampons, and ice axes. Although the climb is not technically difficult, it does call for a high level of physical preparedness and acclimatization due to the summit’s elevation of 6,476 meters (21,247 feet).

 

Mera Peak Climbing is not as technical or challenging as other peaks in Nepal. It is quite straightforward, still, the altitude and temperature can be a major problem. It is essential to complete some basic mountaineering training and have prior high-altitude trekking experience as part of your preparation. Additionally, it’s crucial to have the right clothing and equipment, such as thermal layers, waterproof outerwear, and high-altitude gear.

Highlights of Mera Peak Climbing

  • Stunning views of Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt Everest, and Mt Lhotse.
  • Explore the beautiful Hinku valley
  • Climb Nepal’s highest peak
  • Basic mountaineering training and prior high-altitude trekking experience
  • Enjoy the warm welcome and pleasant greetings of the Sherpa community

Trip Map

Difficulties of Mera peak

Mera peak is comparatively an easier peak. However, it doesn’t mean it comes without challenges. The road to Mera peak base camp is rough, steep, and can be snowy. The trail above the base camp is more challenging.

 

The extreme temperature and altitude can be a serious problem if you don’t apply the necessary precaution. Any peak climbing requires concentration, focus, patience, and knowledge. Physical and mental stability is the most important factor.

 

Physical fitness can be built by running, jogging, and doing some light exercise before starting your trek. It is relieving to know that Mera peak is an easy one and good for beginners or someone without experience.

 

With the average walking hour of 4-5 per day and overnight camping, risk of altitude sickness, combining all these facts, the trek and climb to Mera peak can be moderately difficult.

Symptoms of Mountain sickness

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fast heartbeats

Preventing mountain sickness

  • Walk slow
  • Stay hydrated
  • Have nutritional food
  • Have enough rest
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol

Medicines for mountain sickness

  • Acetazolamide
  • Ibuprofen, paracetamol (for headache)
  • Promethazine (for nausea)

Peak climbing Equipment List

Travel Documents  Hands
Valid Passport Thin Fleece Gloves (2 Pairs)
Credit/Debit Card Wind Stopper / Screen Tap Gloves (2 Pairs)
pP Size Photo (4 Pieces) Heavy Gloves (Guide Gloves)
Insurance Paper And Contact Address Summit Gloves – 8000m.
Foot Wear Sleeping Bags
Summit Boot – 8000m. (Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet ) Sleeping Bag -20OC to -30OC
Climbing Boot – 6000m. (Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet) Down Sleeping Bag -40OC (Extreme Comfort)
Normal Socks (5-8 Pairs) Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam)
Summit Socks/6000 m. Socks (2 Pairs) Down Mattress (Inflatable)
Trekking Shoes (Gore-Tex) Sleeping Bag Liner
Light Trekking/Sports Shoes Inflatable Pillow
Camp Booties (1 Pair) Climbing Equipment
Slipper (1 Pair) Climbing Helmet
Upper Body Summit Down Suit – 8000m.
Thermal Top Base Layer (2-3 Pcs) Ice Axe with Spike & Axe Protector Harness
Fleece Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Belay Devices/ Figure of 8/ ATC Guide Jumar / Ascender
Gore-Tex Jacket (1 Pcs) Lock Carabiner (3 Pcs) Unlock Carabiner (2 Pcs) Tape Slings/240 cm
Wind Proof Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Snow Goggle (Summit Purpose, Antifog, Polarized, UV Protection)
Down Jacket (1-2 Pcs) Head Light 500-700 Lumens Spare
Cotton T-Shirt (3-5 Pcs) Battery (Energizer Ultimate Lithium)
Lower Body Satellite Phone With Credit (Optional)
Thermal Bottom Base Layer (2-3 Pcs) Walking Stick/ Trekking Pole
Fleece Trouser (1-2 pcs) Pocket Knife (Swiss)
Gore-Tex Pant (1 pcs) Altimeter Watch
Light Weight Quick Dry Trekking Pants (2-3 Pairs) Pee Bottle
Gaiters for trekking boots Power Bank
Down Pants (1pcs) Crampons (Fit with Boot)/Packing Cover
Under Wear (4-6 Pcs) Bag Packs
Sun Stuffs Rucksacks 35 L – 50 L
Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream (up to -50 Spf) Duffle Bag 120 L-150 L (2 Pcs)
Lip Guard -30 to -50 (Spf) Laundry/Garbage Bag (Large)
Sun Glasses (Uv Protection) Water Proof Stuff Sacks/Dry Bag- Small/ Medium/ Large (3-4 Pcs)
Glaciers Glasses (Uv Protection) Medical/First Aid 
Moisturiser / Lotion Brufen / Ibuprofens
Eating & Drinking Antibiotic
1 Ltr. Water Bottle Diamox
1/ 1.5 Ltr. Thermos Paracetamol
Mug (Opt.) Handy Plaster
Spoon/ Fork (Opt.) Crack Bandage
Bowl (Opt.) Tincture Iodine
Miscellaneous Ondem
Nail Cutter Cetirizine
Umbrella / Rain Coat Electrolyte
Hot Water Bag Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
Camera Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
GPS Tracker (Recommended) Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
Hand & Toe Warmer Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
Toiletries (Personal)  Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
Toothpaste Menstrual Products
Toothbrush Head
Soap Sun Cap
Shampoo Balaclava
Towel Fleece Hat/ Warm Hat (1-2 Pcs)
Garbage Bag Neck Gaiter (2-3 Pcs)

Payment and Cancellation

Policy regarding Payment and Cancellation Payment:

Payment:

1) To confirm a reservation, a deposit equal to 30% of the total price is required.
2) If the payment is made online, the remaining balance is due 10 days before the Tour, Trekking, Peak Climbing, or Expedition begins. If the payment is made in cash, it can be made after arrival.
3) If the booking is made within 30 days of the expedition beginning, full payment must be made at the time of booking.

 

Cancellation:

1) A full refund of the deposit will be given if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled more than 60 days before the start date.
2) The deposit will not be refunded if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled within 30 days of its start date.
3) A tour, trek, peak climbing, or expedition will not be refunded if it is canceled prior to or on the start date.
4) All participants should strongly consider purchasing travel insurance to cover any unforeseen cancellations or other occurrences.

 

Note: We reserve the right to modify or cancel any trek in the event of a natural disaster, political unrest, or any other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In such cases, a full refund or an alternative option will be provided.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Temperature and weather
The average temperature during the daytime in the autumn season (September-November) is around 12 degrees Celsius and 6-8 at night. In the spring season (March-May), the average temperature in the daytime is around 10 degrees Celsius and the nighttime is -4 degrees Celsius. The summer season is basically the hottest everywhere. The average temperature in summer/monsoon is around 15 degrees Celsius in the daytime and can fall very slightly whenever it rains. The winter season is cold at lower altitudes and extremely cold at higher altitudes. The average temperature in higher altitudes can be -30 degrees Celsius in the winter season. Considering all the seasons, spring (March-May) and autumn (September-March) are two of the best season for trekking and climbing Mera peaks. Autumn and the spring season have very favorable temperatures and weather with crystal blue skies. The atmosphere is very clean offering a beautiful view of mountains and green vegetation throughout the way. Monsoon season receives a lot of rainfall which makes the trail slippery and muddy. The winter season can be extremely cold with unbearable temperatures.
Food and accommodation
Mera peak has to be both camping and a teahouse trek. Teahouses are small lodges run by local people of the area. There are teahouses available up to Khare. They have a single room with twin sharing beds. They provide a blanket, mattress, and clean bedsheets. The toilets and bathroom however have to be shared. After Khare, it is almost impossible to find any teahouses or stores. You need to camp overnight for several days. That is why all the necessary stuff like camping tents, sleeping bags, mats, cooking stoves, utensils has to be carried. You also need to prepare food by yourself. If you are trekking through a travel agency, they will manage a cook for you. Cook is hired to make some easy food like bread, fried rice, noodles, etc. however, on your stay on Teahouses, you get some options for food like Dal, Bhat and vegetables, bread, eggs, etc.
Getting to Mera peak
A bus is one of the options to reach the starting point of this trek which is Lukla. You have to catch a bus from Kathmandu to Jiri and you need to hike from Jiri to Lukla which is definitely very tiring. An easy option is to take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which takes 40 minutes. Once you reach Lukla, there is no option other than walking.
Guides and porters
Guides and porters are very important in this trek. Without a travel guide to give you the right directions, and information about the places, your trek would be quite difficult. They usually charge 30-35$ per day. Since you will be carrying all the camping stuff, it is quite impossible not to hire a porter. They usually charge 20-25$ per day.
Electronics and communication
Facilities like electricity, internet connections, and communication are available up to Khare. There are solar panels that provide enough electricity to charge your electronics. There are satellite phones available for communication. However, to use all these facilities you have to pay extra money to the owner. Once you cross Khare, these facilities are not available at all. Power banks and extra batteries are highly recommended.
Permits and fees
Sagarmatha National Park permit Non-SAARC countries- 3000 NRS (excluding VAT) SAARC countries- 1500NRS (excluding VAT) Makalu Barun National Park Permit Non-SAARC countries- 3000 NRS (excluding VAT) SAARC countries- 1500NRS (excluding VAT) Mera peak climbing permit - Spring (March-May)- 250 $ per person - Autumn (September-November)- 125$ per person - Winter (December-February)- 70$ per person - Summer (June-August)- 70$ per person TIMS- 2000 NRS All the permits are available from Nepal Tourism Board.

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