Mera Peak Climbing is the highest trekking peak among all trekking peaks in Nepal with a height of 6,476 meters. Mera Peak is hidden in the upper Hinku valley of Makalu Barun National Park. Mera Peak doesn't need much technical knowledge as it can be climb by novice climbers and mountaineers. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzin summited Mera Peak for the first time on May 20th, 1953. The best seasons for climbing Mera Peak are from March to May and September to December.
What do you expect from Mera Peak?
The summit of Mera Peak is one of the best skylines, offering jaw-dropping panoramic views of popular mountains of the Khumbu region and beyond namely Massif Mountains like Everest, Kangtega, Nuptse, Lhotse, and other renowned trekking peaks of Nepal. All the climbers will trek for a couple of days before summiting Mera Peak for acclimatization and a successful summit trip. Trekkers will first trek through the lush woods with the beautiful rhododendrons and yak pasture experiencing the dramatic landscape of Hinku valley. The locals, Sherpa people will welcome you with their warm hospitality.
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Highlights of the Mera Peak Climbing
Drive from Kathmandu to Sotang Shivatar (1500m), 12-14 hours
The trip starts early morning, leaving Kathmandu to Everest view point Patale Dhap (2900m) via Okhaldungha then drive to Sotang Shivatar with a four-wheel Jeep. The road following along the river valley of Sun Koshi river and passing several countryside villages, beautiful landscapes, valleys, and crossing Dudh Koshi River then arrive Sotang Shivatar, Lower Solukhumbu.
Trek to Khiraule Gompa / Khiraule Monastery (2600m) 4-5 hours
Today trekking starts through Chetri, Tamang, and Rai village. Meet the local people and see the Lower Solukhumbu agriculture farming of old technology. Then arrive Khiraule Gompa which is Sherpa village was located 280 years oldest Buddhist Monastery Estd. in 1738.
Trek to Cholem Kharka (3600m) 4-5 hours,
On the third day, trek with beautiful Rhododendron Forest. After that, a steep ascend Surke La and bamboo forest then we reach Cholem Kharka where available good lodge and flooding Facility.
(If you have more time add an extra day for rest but not compulsory)
Trek to Panch Pokhari / Five Lake (4200m) 5-6 hours,
On the fourth day, we leave the tree line behind and trek to stone steps ways and ascend several ridges to cross. On a clear day, we get a stunning view of the mountain. And trek to beautiful holy lakes at Panch Pokhari. Religious place of Kirat Rai, thousands of people visit on the day of Janai Purnima and Nag Panchami in August month. Khola Kharka is a short way past the lakes.
Trek to Kothe (3550m) 4-5 hours,
Fifth Day, Trek to Kothe via Himalayan Alpine Forest with descending very steeply all the way down to the Majang Khola. The trail brings across the roaring Inkhu Khola and into Kothe Village. Kothe is a place to entrée point of Mera Peak Climbing Trek.
Trek to Thangnak (4350m) 4-5hours,
Trekking follows the west bank of an Inkhu riverbed on a rocky trail upstream crossing several landslide areas. Today see the close view of Kusum Kanguru and Mera Peak and pass by the Gompa Monastery situated at the lap of a big rock and arrive at Thangnak, which is a summer grazing area. O2xygen Lodge.
Trek to Khare (5000m) 3-4 hours, Refuge Mera Lodge
Trek from Thangnak to Khare offers a stunning view of the north side of Hinku Glacier and the view of Charpate Himal. After reaching Dig Kharka ascend to Khare with a gorgeous scenic view.
Rest and Acclimatization day at Khare
Today is a rest day to make your body acclimatized with the increased altitude. Climbing Sherpa guide provides basic climbing training with the best way to use Ice axes, Boot, Crampon, Carabineer, ascender jammer, and Rope technique. Preparing for the summit and Check your full gear at Khare and it is possible to hire gear at Refuge Mera Lodge.
(If you have more time add an extra day to stay at Mera Base Camp, 5350m but not compulsory)
Trek to Mera High Camp (5800m) 5-6 hours
Trek to Mera High Camp with the superb view of Mera Peak. Ascend Mera glacier and trek up to Mera La pass to Mera High Camp avoiding the number of crevasses on the way. High Camp is located on a rocky island in the middle of the glacier with limited space. Fixed tent camp set at Mera High Camp with an outstanding view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Baruntse, Chamlang. We can also see most of the route to the summit.
Summit Mera Peak (6470m) and Back to Khare, 8-10 hours
Today is a really important day with an exciting day and a challenging day for Mera Peak Expedition. Wake up around 3 am in morning. Wear your climbing gear and a Sherpa guide help you to safely summit Mera Peak. The route is still non-technical to ascend slowly due to the altitude and it can be very cold and windy. As the sun begins to rise, the top of Mera Peak Summit offers a glorious breathtaking view of five 8000m peaks Mt Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Yo, Kanchenjunga, and Himalaya Mountain Range. Upon reaching the summit spend few times and descend to Mera High Camp where rest for a while before back to Khare for a night stay.
Trek down to Kothe (3550m) 4-5 hours
After the great success of Mera Peak Climbing start to descend from Thangnak to Kothe. The day is going too long and a little exhausting, but the beautiful view of the surrounding will accompany you till the end of the day.
Trek to Thulikharka (4200m) 5-6 hours
Trek to Thulikharka which is on an open hillside. Trek through pine forests of rhododendron and later trek on the off-the-beaten trail. On the way see a wonderful view of Mera North, Mera Central, Mera South.
Trek to Lukla (2800m) 5-6 hours
Trek down to Lukla via Zatrwa La Pass (4600m). On the way see many peaks of Khumbu with Number Himal, Mt. Choyo, Kongde Peak. Descend down to the Dudh Koshi Valley through Chutanga and dense forest of oak, fir, rhododendron, and juniper.
Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
In the morning our guide will take you to the airport and you will have a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel, and the rest of the time you can enjoy exploring the evening ambiance of Thamel or Boudha.
Overnight at hotel.
Literary any mountain that is below 7000 meters is considered as a Peak. The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is a sole responsible for classifying certain peaks as trekking peaks. All the trekking agencies have to abide the rules and regulation conducted by NMA.
Mountain trekking boots, Woolen socks, to wear with boots , Down booties.
Insulated pants, Nylon wind breaker, Nylon wind pants, Long underwear, Woolen hat or balaclava, Gloves, Gaiters
Hardwear - (for group of eight including clients). Note that this is a general indication of the sort of equipment you might need and not a definitive list – you MUST consult with trained and experienced experts before embarking on any technical trek or climb. Crampons for each group member Harness for each group member Helmet for treks with rock fall hazard Ice axe for each group member (or trekking pole if non-technical) 2 large slings 2 medium slings Medium to large ice screw 60m static rope 8-9mm 2 screwgate karabiners for each group member 2 single prussiks for each group member Snowstake/medium to large deadman 4 spare screwgate karabiners
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