Mera Peak Climbing and trekking is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal. It has established itself as one of the best climbing peaks because of its spectacular 360-degree view of mountain ranges like Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse. The Mera peak lies to the south of Everest and the northeast of Lukla. Mera Peak climbing is а very popular and comparatively straightforward compared to the other treks in the region.
A moderate physique and excellent health conditions are sufficient, but it requires proper acclimatization as the top of the peak is at а height of 6654 m. The trail to the top of this majestic peak offers trekkers incredible topographic and cultural beauty. This Mera Peak trek is ideal for those with moderate mountaineering experience with аn average level of physical condition.
The Mera peak climbing begins with а beautiful flight to Lukla as others trek in the Everest region. Then the trail passes through charming villages, beautiful valleys, glaciers, and views of the snow-capped peaks. It is accompanied by proper lodging facilities and the warm hospitality of the ethnic populations residing here. There are three summits of the Mera Peak climbing, out of which two are comparatively easy to ascend. The south and north mountain are more comfortable than others.
Mera Peak Climbing: Quick facts
|Trek Duration||14 days|
Mera peak climbing itinerary
|Days||Trek Program||Altitude in Meters||Distance|
|2.||Free day & trek preparation|
|3.||Fly to Lukla then trek to Chutanga||3050||4h00|
|5.||Chutanga to Thuli Kharka via Zatra – La (4700 m)||4300||6h00|
|6.||Thuli Kharka to Kothey||3691||6h00|
|7.||Kothey to Thangnag||4350||4h00|
|8.||Thangnag to Khare||5050||3h00|
|9.||Acclimatization & rest day!|
|10.||Khare to Mera Base Camp via Mera – La (5415 m)||5300||5h00|
|11.||Mera Base Camp to Mera High Camp||5780||4h00|
|12.||High Camp t0 Khare via Mera Summit (6476 m)||8 – 10h00|
|14.||Khare to Kotey||6h00|
|15.||Trek to Thuli Kharka||6h00|
|16.||Trek to Lukla|
|17.||Lukla to Kathmandu by plane.|
After choosing the required route, the trail climbs to the Mera Base Camp. Proper acclimatization is mandatory after a day’s rest; trekkers trek up to the Mera High Camp. Following another day’s rest, the peak of Mera Peak can reach. The ridge’s top offers а chance to witness nature since it’s best with the pristine snow-capped mountains all around.
The same route can retrace to return, but the itinerary can extend to Island Peak Climbing via Amphu Laptsa pass. Once, it allows exploring Mera valley and Khumbu valley in a single excursion. The Mera Peak Climbing trail offers spectacularly scenic, geographical, and topographic beauty and an opportunity to observe the lifestyles of the various ethnic groups. So, it makes up for the cultural diversity of Nepal.
Best Time To Climbing Mera Peak
The best seasons to climb Mera Peak are spring (March to May) and fall (mid-September to November). During these seasons, the weather remains dry and steady, making it excellent for climbing.
Spring is the most popular climbing season in Nepal. The temperature is mild during this season, and there is less snow on the mountain, making it easier to ascend. You go through the foothills before reaching the base of Mera Peak, from whence you begin your ascent of the peak. The green highlands are carpeted with wildflowers during the spring, particularly rhododendron blossoms.
Likewise, autumn is the second most popular climbing season. With the end of the rainy monsoon season, which clears the sky of dust and pollution, one may enjoy crystal clear vistas throughout this season.
It is not advisable to plan this adventure during the monsoon or late winter season, as the rains and snow make climbing hazardous.
The Permits are essential for Climbing Mera Peak that can only apply via government-registered trekking companies. One should book an adventure with a registered trekking agency in Nepal to obtain a climbing permit. You’ll need three different permits to climb Mera Peak.
They are the Makalu Barun National Park entry fee, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry fee, and Peak permit for climbing Mera Peak. The cost of the entry permits for Makalu Barun National Park and Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality is NPR 3000 and NPR 2000 respectively.
But the cost of a climbing permit for Mera peak varies according to the seasons. For the spring season (Mar to May), the Mera Peak Climbing Permit cost is US$ 250, and US$ 125 for the autumn season (Sept-Nov). Likewise, during the off-seasons like the month of Dec-Feb and Jun to August is US$ 70.
You will be required to pay NPR 2000 Gauri Shankar Conservation Area Permit fee if you plan to a trek from Jiri. Before you begin your trek, you’ll receive a permit from the office of the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.
We generally include these all in our trip proposal. So, you won’t have to worry about those permits because the company will take care of everything.
Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)
Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.
Day 3: Kathmandu – Lukla – trek to Chutanga (3050 m) 4h00 walk.
Day 4: Acclimatization day!!!
Day 5: Chutanga – Zatra-La (4700 m) – Thuli Kharka (4300 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 6: Thuli Kharka – Kothe (3691 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 7: Kothe – Thangnak (4356 m) 4h00 walk.
Day 8: Tangnak – Khare (5045 m) 3h00 walk.
Day 9: Acclimatization and rest day!!!
Day 10: Khare – Mera-La (5415 m) – Mera Base Camp (5300 m) 4h00 walk.
Day 11: Mera Base Camp – Mera High Camp (5780 m)
Day 12: Mera High Camp – Mera Summit (6476 m) – Khare. 8-10h00 walk.
Day 13: Reserved Day
Day 14: Khare – Kothe 6h00 walk.
Day 15: Kothe – Thuli Kharka 6h00 walk.
Day 16: Thuli Kharka – Lukla
Day 17: Fly Back to Kathmandu.
Day 18: Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 19: Final departure
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmandu International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please report at least 3 hours before the flight.|
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