Mera Peak Climbing is the highest of the permitted “Trekking Peaks” in Nepal. The trek begins by flying into the heart of the Himalaya to the village of Lukla. From here you will cross a high pass into a remote valley and steadily acclimate, as you have to move toward base camp & establish a high camp on the glacier from where you will attempt the summit.
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While climbing Mera Peak, you will have excellent views of Makalu, Everest, Lhotse and other spectacular peaks. This is a great trek and climb in an ancient land where Sherpas still graze yaks, cook on yak dung fires and live a very simple life. Porters to make our trip more enjoyable and culturally interesting will carry our food and equipment. By its standard route from the Mera La, the ascent is technically straightforward; however, after a heavy fall of snow or when the maze of crevasses are open, the way can be long and demanding.
Far and above the most rewarding aspect of a trip to Mera is a chance to venture into a little-visited and as yet unspoiled region of Nepal where the hill one the way to Mera, mountain flower sides are still densely forested and a need to be self-sufficient is essential. There is also, of course, the pleasure of going above 6.000m.
There are many approaches to Mera; some are easy and some require the crossing of high and difficult passes, making a trek to the peak a real mountaineering adventure for which effort is rewarded with spectacular scenery and ultimately one of the finest viewpoints in Nepal.
Mera peak is the perfect trip for the mountaineer who wants to make the most of his / her himalayan experiences by living in unique culture and climbing in traditional Himalayan alpine one the way, of Mera peak style.
A Sherpa guide (Sirdar), cook team will support your trek and climb. We spend a significant amount of time acclimating to new altitudes to increase safety and comfort levels. We cover basic mountaineering skills on the glacier prior to your climb.
Day 01: Arrival Day[1300m/4264ft]
Day 02:Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trip preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya (Chutok) [2730m/8954ft]:3-4 hrs
Day 04: Paiya to Pangkoma [2850m/93,48ft]: 5-6 hrs
Day 05: Pangkoma to Nigmsa (Shibuche)[2745m/90,003ft]: 4-5 hrs
Day 06: Nigmsa (Shibuche) to Chetrakhola [3150m/10332ft]: 7-8 hrs
Day 07: Chetrakhola to Kothe [3600m/11808ft]: 6-7 hrs
Day 08: Kothe to Tangnang [4,350m/14,270ft]: 3-4 hrs
Day 09: Acclimatization Day: Hiking to Charpate Himal Glacier
Day 10: Tangnang to Khare [5,045m/16,486ft]: 2-3 hrs
Day 11: Khare to Mera Base Camp [5300m/17,384ft]: 3-4 hrs
Day 12: Mera Base Camp to High camp [5,780m/18,958ft]: 4-5 hrs
Day 13: Mera High Camp to Summit[6,461m/21,1907ft] and back to Khare [5045m/16,547ft]: 8-9 hr
Day 14: Reserve Day for Contingency
Day 15: Khare to Kothe [3600m/11808ft]: 4-5 hrs
Day 16: Kothe to Thuli Kharka: 5-6 hrs
Day 17: Thuli Kharka to Lukla: 6-7 hrs
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 19: Departure Day
Arrival Day, transfer hotel - 1370m/4494ft
Trip preparation/Kathmandu Valley sightseeing
Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya (Chutok) - 2730m/8954ft: 3-4 hrs
Paiya to Pangkoma - 2850m/93,48ft: 5-6 hrs
Pangkoma to Nigmsa (Shibuche)- 2745m/90,003ft: 4-5 hrs
Nigmsa (Shibuche) to Chetrakhola - 3150m/10332ft: 7-8 hrs
Chetrakhola to Kothe - 3600m/11808ft: 6-7 hrs
Kothe to Tangnang - 4,350m/14,270ft: 3-4 hrs
Acclimatization Day: Hiking to Charpate Himal Glacier
Tangnang to Khare - 5,045m/16,486ft: 2-3 hrs
Khare to Mera Base Camp - 5300m/17,384ft : 3-4 hrs
Mera Base Camp to High camp - 5,780m/18,958ft: 4-5 hrs
Mera High Camp to Summit - 6,461m/21,1907ft: and back to Khare - 5045m/16,547ft: 8-9 hr
Reserve Day for Contingency
Khare to Kothe - 3600m/11808ft: 4-5 hrs
Kothe to Thuli Kharka: 5-6 hrs
Thuli Kharka to Lukla: 6-7 hrs
Fly to Kathmandu
Mera Climbing Route & Best Time
The standard route of Mera peak climbing in Nepal is via the North face, it is relatively even for beginner climbers. It is a nice way to experience an expedition in Nepal. This north face climbing route involves crossing a high altitude glacier which means that snow conditions are crucial for safety and a chance for a successful summit. The summit day is long and strenuous; hence a high level of fitness is required for a safe and successful ascent. September-December & March to June is the best climbing periods to climb. Due to its long climbing season, relatively easy route and spectacular scenery from its summit, Mera Peak is a very popular objective for many commercial expeditions in Nepal. At the same time due to its remoteness a Mera peak expedition offers a relatively private climbing experience in Nepal.
Spring (March, April, May) and autumn (September, October November) are the most favorable seasons for Mera peak climbing Nepal. Nature Trail may operate the trip even in winter season if some climbers are interested in taking on that challenge. After a 35 minute mountain flight you will arrive in Lukla. The following day you will begin trekking to Mera Peak via the Hinku valley. Most of the time “Nature Trail” will go directly up to high camp at Khare, however we also established Mera La base camp at an elevation of 5400 meters for those climbers who do not have previous experience or could not move faster for some reason.
Why to climb with Nature Trail Trekking and Expeditions?
Nature Trail organizes a climbing training course which covers various aspects of climbing techniques and skills, glacier travel, ascending and descending fixed rope to ensure that our clients have the necessary climbing skills and confidence before setting out for the himalayan adventure. Mera high camps are usually fixed at an elevation of 5800 meters behind a large vertical rock wall. The summit day starts early in morning around 1:00-2:00AM. Nature Trail has a 99% of summit success rate on this peak and we ensure 99% safe practices from our staff. The mera peak climbing cost offering by NTT is very competitive in the mountaineering business with nominal service charge. Our professional climbing team can modify the Mera peak climbing itinerary if necessary to change according to the field situation. The summit plan and practice tends to the pre-given itinerary but if necessary it can be changed.