Mera Peak Climbing takes you on top 6,476 m / 21, 246 feet high, and stands as one of the tallest trekking peaks of Nepal. Located in the hidden valley of Hinku, only a few groups of trekkers seldom venture around this far-flung corner. For climb of Mera Peak or traverse towards Amphu Labtsa high pass, from Hongu area to Imjatse valley. Mera Peak Climbing is one of the non-technical mountains to climb but leads to a strenuous effort to reach the summit.
Walking on a long undulating ridge covered mostly with snow and ice, where climbers require good climbing boots, crampons, and ice-ax. The ascent to the summit of Mera Peak will be undertaken after enough rest days for acclimatization. As well as practice climbing and exercising before the big haul to reach the top feeling in great physical shape.
For the last final day towards Mera Peak high summit, where you can catch an awesome panorama of the surrounding high mountain range. Enjoyable and pleasant trekking to reach Mera Peak base camp at a place called Khare, with time for practice climb.
The grade of the climb we have taken from famous and popular French / Swiss Alpine Style Climbing Classification Systems. Which ‘F’ means “Facial Easy” a straight-forward climb to the summit, without much technical effort to face. However, for safety measures and to make the climb a great success adequate climbing gear is required with the support of our expert guide. Mera Peak Climbing begins after a leisure preparation day in Kathmandu and then flying to Lukla Tenzing & Hillary airport.
A famous town with a small airstrip and gateway to various adventure destinations around Khumbu, and the Everest region. The Everest Base Camp trek is very popular among many trekking Places in the Everest region. From Lukla, our adventure starts where strong porters carry our camping equipment and food for the whole journey. Accompanied by camping and kitchen staff, the Cook includes an expert guide who will lead you to the top of Mera Peak's best time to visit Nepal.
The adventure takes you beyond Lukla town and human settlement into the absolute wilderness of high mountains. As climb takes you to cross the high Naulekh ridge and Zatwar-La pass that separates the Dudh Kosi River areas and Hinku valley. Once entering Hinku valley, where you will be in the hidden corners of the Khumbu region.
Around quiet trails on least visited areas by main flow of trekkers in complete pristine surroundings of high mountains. The walk takes you into lovely rhododendron, pine, fir, oaks, juniper, and juniper trees forest, and then leaves the tree lines behind. For barren and rocky moraine terrain filled with ice and snow to reach Khare, at Mera Peak Base Camp.
Spending an extra day for acclimatization and practice climbing exercises, then ready for the Big Day! Reach on top of the Mera Peak summit. After a tough struggle due to a rise in altitude gain, and feeling excited standing at 6,476 m / 21, 246 feet high. Enjoy the spectacular panorama of high giant peaks, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Amadablam, and Baruntse Himal with Makalu.
Views of Kanchenjunga range towards the far-east horizon with an array of peaks, after a glorious moment then head down safely. Where journey leads you back to Lukla on the same scenic trail with the last climb over Naulekh Danda/ridge. Then reach the end of an adventure in Lukla for an exciting flight to Kathmandu, where our wonderful and mesmerizing experience on Mera Peak Climbing completes.
And if that happens, your already tough My Peak climb will level up in difficulty. Warm temperatures and rain or snow-free days are essential for easy climbing. Hence, any severe change in weather and temperature can cause some difficulties while climbing.
These exercises need to be started at least 2 to 3 months before the climbing date. And, if you are someone who doesn't like to exercise a lot, this preparation for physical fitness can be difficult.
Winter is the coldest period of the year, and monsoon is the rainy season. Rain and snow are the two biggest fears of any climb, and very few adventurers want to risk their lives. Therefore, the two best times to climb Mera Peak are fall and spring.
While going to the high altitude/basecamp of Mera Peak, there will be no teahouses, there will be camping, where you will sleep in a tent and the food will be prepared by the basecamp cook. After the summit you don't need to camp, you descend through the village so accommodation and food will be at tea houses.
Important Items: Airline tickets; Valid passport; 2 extra passport size photos; Photocopy of your passport; Insurance paper; Dollars, Pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying at restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks and to purchase your own drinks and gifts; Credit Card (Visa/ Master Card) for withdrawing cash from cash machines if needs.
For Head: Sun Hat; Bandana or head scarf; Headlamp with extra batteries; Sun Glasses with UV protection.
For Upper Body: Shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves); Lightweight thermal tops; Fleece Jacket or Wool Sweater; Wind Cheater jacket; Down Jacket
For Lower Body: 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms; 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers; 1 pair of waterproof shell pants and 1 pair of hiking trousers.
For Hands: 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves and 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
For Feet: 2 pairs of thin inner socks; 2 pairs of poly or wool socks; 1 pair of Hiking boots (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support); 1 pair of running shoes and/or sandals.
Other Useful Items: 1 sleeping bag (good to -22 degrees C or 29 degrees F); Rucksack and Travel Bags; 1 large duffel bag, A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables; Small padlocks for duffel- bags; 2 large waterproof rucksacks covers (optional).
Medical: Your daily taking medicine if any; small personal first aid kit; Aspirin, plasters (band-aids); Sunscreen; lip balms; Anti-diarrhea pills; Anti-headache pills; A cough and/or cold medicine; Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide; Stomach antibiotic.
Digital camera; 2 water bottles (1 liter each); disposable rubbish sacks; Toiletries: 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel; Toothbrush/paste; multi-purpose soap; Deodorants; Nail clippers; Face and body moisturizer; Tissue /toilet roll; hiking poles, snack food (chocolate/ biscuits); umbrella; reading book or pack of cards (for leisure time during trekking).
Note: If any items are not available in your hometown you can buy them in Trekking Store in Kathmandu before you embark on trekking.
Departure from the hotel as early as possible by the latest 5:30 a.m. or 6 a.m. Having breakfast, and leaving unwanted items for storing in the hotel. Our staff and guide will transfer you for the short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport.
After checking in for security, and then proceed to an airfield to board a small aircraft, either Dornier or Twin Otter. With a maximum of 15 to 18 seated planes, as the plane lifts off enjoy a panorama of Himalayan peaks, where the route leads North East with views of Mt. Everest as the plane makes landing at a small airfield in Lukla.
The airport is called Tenzing and Hillary, a tribute to the legendary first conqueror of Mt. Everest. In Lukla after organizing heavier baggage to be carried by porters. A short day walk leads you beyond Sherpa town of Lukla as the route heads east into the serene forest of tall rhododendron and pine trees to reach a small clearing within the forest for overnight tented camping.
After Museum-Kharka, another great pleasant walk following the trail towards north-east to reach a wide-open valley around pasture land, as the walk continues to a small bridge to reach a small place of Gondishung near Kote, with small wooden huts and shelters of stone wall enclosures, houses an interesting 200-year-old small Gompa (monastery/shrine).
From here a short walk brings you to Tangnak, a place with few tea houses that serve as a simple and basic lodge for travelers. Overnight camp near its small shops and tea-house on a wide grassy field.
Normally most climbers head for the summit from base camp, but we have allowed a day more to make the climb safe and much more accessible setting another High Camp. Morning from Mera base camp carrying only necessary items and gear for the climb only, as walk leads towards Mera High Camp, after few hours of hard walk on high altitude with few short in between to reach Mera High Camp, the last camp before the climb.
Afternoon having lunch our expert guide will check and scout the route of the climb and fixes ropes where necessary, the rest of the day relax and save your energy for the next day's big climb to Mera Peak summit.
Our final day and the main highlight of the adventure, start early morning before the breaking of dawn following our lead guide with a steep climb; after a tough vigorous climb with less technical difficulty then reach on top of Mera Peak summit.
At the top relax and take a deep breath and feel the fresh cool mountain air as you stand on top of one of Nepal's highest trekking peaks, and then enjoy a grand panorama with Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Amadablam, and Mt. Makalu with Mt. Cho- Oyu and Baruntse Himal, as view extends towards far-east horizon overlooking Mt. Kanchenjunga with series of snow-capped peaks after a hard day climbs, descend safely back to base camp, for warm refreshment and long rest.
Clear the base camp, collecting all garbage leaving nothing, and keeping the place as pristine as it was before camped. After a good breakfast on the journey back to Lukla enjoying a great task and adventure on the climb to Mera Peak.
From here onward rest of the walk will be pleasant on losing altitude every hour of the trek then reach Thagnak for a lunch break and continue to walk to camp at Kothe just a few hours walk on leaving Thagnak for an overnight stop.
As you will be trekking into remote areas of Khumbu, away from the main trekking trails, where there are no lodges, the only lodge accommodation is in Lukla at the end of the trek. The rest of the nights spending in tented camps, as we provide all camping equipment with a separate kitchen unit of cook, kitchen staff with porters to carry camping gear and foods. While Camping all food is served with a hygienic and good range of meals from breakfast, light lunch to heavy dinner course. Meals include Western, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan, and Nepalese food are served by our expert camping cook. At the end in Lukla accommodation of nice lovely lodge and a great food menu to enjoy on the final day of the trek and climb.
Communication was available in all major trekking destinations from ISTD to STD or Sat-Phone, besides mentioned communication system. Cell phones are used by all Nepalese in whole Nepal. Where you can buy a local SIM for the trek as well, the difference is where you are. Sometimes the network does not work at its best, due to bad weather or in a deep valley and gorge as well enclosed by a high mountain range. But on this trek and climb to Mera Peak, you will be in a complete wilderness for two weeks without any facilities to re-charge your electronic appliances or gadgets, where you need to carry a portable small solar panel that fits outside your day pack to catch day sun-light energy for your personal use.
Not at all, the trek and climb are safely accompanied by our expert guide with loyal staff and strong porters. The only health risk could be your personal medical problem or sudden unavoidable circumstance arising as bad weather, heavy snowfall, or rock falls which can happen any time anywhere. Our guides are experts taking care and precaution for the whole group for safety and making secure with an enjoyable holiday in Nepal.
Hiker Himalaya staff and guide as well representatives will be at the airport to receive you, welcomes you with a traditional welcome of garland, and then escort you to your hotel.