Mera Peak climbing in the Everest region of Nepal offers a challenging and breathtaking adventure, with stunning views of the highest peaks in the world, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Cho Oyu. It is an ideal destination for experienced trekkers and mountaineers.
Mera Peak is a popular climbing destination in Nepal, known for its challenging climb and stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The peak stands at an altitude of 6,476 meters and is located in the Mahalangur range, near Mount Everest. Climbing Mera Peak requires a good level of fitness and previous climbing experience, as well as proper equipment and a knowledgeable guide.
Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt. Ltd. is a local travel agency based in Nepal that specializes in organizing climbing expeditions to Mera Peak. They provide a comprehensive service that includes arranging for transportation, accommodation, permits, and equipment rental, as well as hiring experienced guides and sherpas to lead the climb.
The agency also provides pre-climbing training and acclimatization programs to help prepare climbers for the challenges of the climb. They also make sure that the climbers are guided with the best technical knowledge and all necessary safety measures are taken to avoid any accidents.
When climbing Mera Peak with Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt. Ltd., climbers can expect to spend around two weeks on the mountain, including time for acclimatization and the actual climb. The climb itself typically takes around five to six days, and climbers will need to be prepared for steep and icy terrain, as well as potential altitude sickness.
However, the efforts are worth it when the climbers reach the summit, they will be rewarded with panoramic views of some of the highest peaks in the world, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu.
Overall, climbing Mera Peak with Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt. Ltd. is a challenging but rewarding experience for those who are well-prepared and have a passion for mountaineering. With their expert guidance and support, climbers can safely and successfully summit this beautiful peak while enjoying the natural beauty of Nepal.
Which month of the year is the best to climb Mera peak in Nepal?
The best months to climb Mera Peak in Nepal are typically between September and November. These months provide the most favorable weather conditions, with clear skies, mild temperatures, and low chance of rain or snowfall. The visibility is also better during these months, making it easier to navigate the trail and enjoy the stunning mountain views. The months of March to May also considered as the good time to attempt the peak but usually the trail would be snow-covered and the weather can be unpredictable.
Generally, our expeditions lead to Mera Central (6,461 m/ 21,190 ft), even though, Mera North (6,476 m/21,240 ft.) is the highest peak, but huge crevasses and glacial mountainsides might prove too much even for the experienced climber.
Trekking gear list for Mera peak climbing and pre training information
Here is a list of the essential gear you will need for a trek to Mera Peak:
Warm clothing: Insulating layers, such as a down jacket, fleece, and thermals, are essential for staying warm at high altitude.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft) – Transfer to Hotel and Trek Preparation
On the first day of the itinerary, travelers will arrive in Kathmandu and be transferred to their hotel. They will have time to rest and adjust to the altitude before preparing for the trek. They may meet with the trekking guides and helpers, and have time to buy any necessary equipment or gear before starting the trek.
Day 2 Fly to Lukla and trek to Chutanga (3,100m/10,168ft) – 35 minutes flight and 4 to 5 hours trek
On the second day, the group will take a 35-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which is one of the highest airports and the gateway to the Everest region. From Lukla, the group will begin their trekking journey and reach Chutanga after 4 to 5 hours of walking. Chutanga is a small village located at an altitude of 3,100m (10,168ft). This is the starting point of the trek, and the group will spend the night in a guesthouse in Chutanga.
Day 3 Trek from Chutanga to Thuli Kharka (4,300m/14,104ft) via Zatrwa La (4,600m/15,092ft) – 5 to 6 hours trek
On the third day, the group will trek from Chutanga to Thuli Kharka, which is a campsite located at an altitude of 4,300m (14,104ft). The trail crosses the Kalo Himal Ridge which separates the Khumbu from the Hinku Valley. They will pass through the Zatrwa La Pass, which is located at an altitude of 4,600m (15,092ft) and offers beautiful views of the surrounding peaks. The trek will take around 5 to 6 hours and the group will spend the night in a guesthouse or camp in Thuli Kharka.
Day 4 Trek from Thuli Kharka to Kothe (3,691m/12,107ft) – 6 to 7 hours trek
Thuli Kharka to Kothe is a trek that takes 6-7 hours to complete and has an elevation gain of 3,691m (12,107ft). This trek is typically done during peak climbing season in the Everest region of Nepal. This trek is considered challenging due to the high elevation and rough terrain. It’s recommended to be well acclimatized and well-prepared physically and mentally before attempting this trek. It’s also important to have a guide and proper gear for this trek.
Day 5 Trek from Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m/14,295ft) – 3 to 4 hours trek
The trek from Kothe to Thaknak is a 3-4 hour trek that takes you to an elevation of 4,358m (14,295ft). This trek is typically done as part of a Mera Peak climbing trip. The trek is considered challenging due to the high elevation and steep terrain. It’s important to be well acclimatized and well-prepared physically and mentally before attempting this trek. It’s also recommended to have a guide and proper gear for this trek.
Day 6 Trek from Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,548ft) – 3 to 4 hours trek
The trek from Thaknak to Khare is a moderately difficult trek that takes 3 to 4 hours to complete. It is a high-altitude trek that takes you to an elevation of 5,045 meters (16,548 feet). It is important to be well-prepared for this trek, both physically and mentally, as the high altitude can present challenges such as altitude sickness. It is also important to be properly equipped with appropriate clothing, footwear, and camping gear. It’s highly recommended to hire a guide for this trek for better knowledge of the trail and for thesafety.
Day 7 At Khare – Acclimatization Day and pre-climb training
Mera Peak is a popular trekking peak in Nepal. The Khare village is a stopping point for trekkers on the way to the peak. Acclimatization days are scheduled in order for trekkers to adjust to the altitude and to reduce the risk of altitude sickness. Pre-climb training can include physical conditioning and learning technical climbing skills
Day 8 Trek from Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft) – 5 to 6 hours trek
The trek from Khare to Mera High Camp is a challenging hike that takes about 5 to 6 hours to complete. The trail is steep and rocky, and the altitude gain from Khare (5,080m/16,667ft) to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft) is 700 meters/2,296 feet. This trek is considered one of the most strenuous parts of the climb as the altitude gain is significant. The trekkers need to be well acclimatized and must have good physical condition to make this trek. The trail offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, including the peaks of Mera, Kangchenjunga, and Makalu. The trekkers will also cross glaciers, moraines, and ice-covered terrain during the trek. The Mera High Camp is the last camp before the summit, and it offers a great place to rest and prepare for the summit push.
Day 9 Summit Mera Peak (6,461m/21,193ft) and trek to Khare (5,045m/16,548ft) – 11 to 12 hours trek/climbing
Day 9 is the summit day of the Mera Peak climb. The summit push starts very early in the morning, usually before dawn, to take advantage of the firm snow conditions and to avoid the possibility of afternoon storms. The climb to the summit of Mera Peak (6,461m/21,193ft) is a strenuous and technical climb, and it takes about 4 to 5 hours to reach the summit from the high camp. The route to the summit involves climbing steep snow and ice-covered slopes, crossing glaciers and negotiating through rocky sections.
Reaching the summit is a challenging and rewarding experience, with breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kangchenjunga. After spending some time on the summit, the climbers will begin their descent back to the high camp. The descent usually takes about 3 to 4 hours.
From the high camp, the trekkers will continue their descent to Khare, which usually takes about 5 to 6 hours. The trail is steep and rocky, and the altitude loss from high camp (5,780m/18,958ft) to Khare (5,045m/16,548ft) is 735 meters/2,411 feet. This is a long and challenging day, but the summit of Mera Peak is a great achievement, and the trekkers will have a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
Day 10 Contingency Day for Mera Peak Summit
A contingency day is a day set aside in the itinerary as a buffer in case of any unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, illness, or other delays. This is an important part of trip planning for a mountaineering expedition, as it allows for some flexibility in the schedule and reduces the risk of having to cut the trip short.
For Mera Peak summit, the contingency day is usually the last day of the itinerary before returning to base camp or leaving the mountain. This day can be used in case the weather is not favorable for the summit attempt on the scheduled day, or if any of the climbers are not feeling well or having any other issues. If the summit attempt is successful, the contingency day can be used for rest, packing, or other activities.
It’s important to note that the contingency day is not a “spare” day and it’s not intended to be used for extra climbing or leisure. The contingency day is there to ensure the safety and success of the expedition, and the guide will make the decision when and if to use it based on the conditions and the group’s capability.
Day 11 Trek from Khare to Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4,300m/14,104ft) – 8 to 9 hours trek
The trek from Khare to Kothe to Thuli Kharka is a challenging hike that takes about 8 to 9 hours to complete. The trail is steep and rocky, and the altitude loss from Khare (5,045m/16,548ft) to Thuli Kharka (4,300m/14,104ft) is 745 meters/2,443 feet. The trail offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, including the peaks of Mera, Kangchenjunga, and Makalu.
The trek starts with descending from Khare to Kothe, which is a small village located at the bottom of the valley. From Kothe, the trail climbs up again to Thuli Kharka, which is a high altitude meadow. The trekkers will pass through the rhododendron and juniper forests, cross small streams, and enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains. Thuli Kharka is a small village and is known for its beautiful meadows and scenic views of the surrounding mountains. This is a long and strenuous trek, and the trekkers must be well acclimatized and have good physical condition to complete this trek.
Day 12 Trek to Lukla (2,840m/9,316ft) via Zatrwa La Pass (4,600m/15,088ft) – 5 to 6 hours trek
The trek from Thuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrwa La Pass is a strenuous hike that takes approximately 5 to 6 hours to complete. The trail takes you from Thuli Kharka, which is located at an elevation of around 4,100 meters (13,451 ft), to Lukla, which is situated at an elevation of 2,840 meters (9,316 ft). The highlight of the trek is Zatrwa La Pass, which is located at an elevation of 4,600 meters (15,088 ft). It is a challenging trek that requires good physical fitness, proper gear, and acclimatization to the high altitude. It is recommended to take the help of a local guide and be well prepared for the trek before you start it.
Day 13 Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu(1,400m/4,593ft) – 35 minutes flight
The flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is a 30-minute scenic flight that takes you from the mountain town of Lukla, located at an elevation of 2,840 meters (9,316 ft), to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, which is situated at an elevation of 1,400 meters (4,593 ft). The flight offers spectacular views of the Himalayan mountain ranges and is considered one of the most exhilarating flights in the world. The Lukla airport, also known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport, is one of the most challenging airports in the world due to its short runway, mountainous terrain, and unpredictable weather conditions. It is recommended to check the flight schedule and weather conditions before planning your flight and be prepared for possible flight delays.
Day 14 Depart Kathmandu
On your departure day from Kathmandu to your home country, the staff of Safe Holiday Adventure Pvt. Ltd. will escort you to the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) 3 hours before your scheduled flight from Nepal. This will ensure that you have enough time to check-in, go through security, and board your flight without any stress or rush.
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What is the best time to climb Mera Peak?
The best time to climb Mera Peak is from September to November and from March to May.
How difficult is the climb to Mera Peak?
Mera Peak is considered a moderate to challenging climb, with a combination of steep hiking, ice and snow climbing.
How long does it take to climb Mera Peak?
The climb to Mera Peak takes around 21 days, including acclimatization and trekking to base camp.
What equipment do I need for the climb?
You will need standard climbing equipment such as crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet, and a full set of warm clothing and mountaineering boots.
How fit do I need to be for the climb?
You should be in good physical shape with a good level of fitness, and have some previous climbing or hiking experience.
Is a guide required for the climb?
Yes, a guide is required for the climb.
What type of accommodation is available during the trek?
During the trek, accommodation is available in teahouses or camping.
How can I get to Mera Peak Base Camp?
The trek to Mera Peak Base Camp begins with a flight to Lukla and then hiking to the base camp.
What is the highest altitude reached during the climb?
The highest altitude reached during the climb is 6,461 meters (21,190 ft) at the summit of Mera Peak.
Are there any risks associated with climbing Mera Peak?
Like with any climbing or trekking adventure, there are risks associated with altitude sickness, injury, and unpredictable weather conditions.
What are the permit requirements for climbing Mera Peak?
Climbers need TIMS card, Climbing permit for Mera Peak
What should I do to prepare for the climb?
You should prepare physically, mentally and with proper gear. It’s important to have a good level of fitness and to have some previous climbing or hiking experience. Consult with a doctor, do proper research and plan accordingly.