Mera Peak Itineries takes us to the summit of Mera Peak (6,461m/21,190ft) which is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. We ascend Mera Peak preferably during the spring and autumn seasons as it’s the best time to climb the mountain for its astonishing views of the Himalayan Vista. Five 8,000m peaks are visible from the summit including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Kanchenjunga.
Nepal Altitude organized its first climbing trip to Mera Peak in 1992. Our Mera Peak Itinerary is carefully designed with steady ascent and a separate day set aside in Khare to allow plenty of time for acclimatization. The usual route to Mera Peak is directly via the Zatra La Pass, but we follow the route that heads south from Lukla and up the beautiful Hinku Valley and later return via Zatra La pass. Following this route has a few advantages. We not only pass through the beautiful Nepalese wilderness but also through quaint villages which will give us a glimpse into the rich culture of the locals. Additionally, since the route is longer, it’s better for acclimatization.
Mera Peak climbing is an excellent option for anyone with moderate mountaineering experience. It is a challenging trekking peak due to its elevation, but the technical mountaineering skills requirement is very basic. Besides, Nepal Altitude’s seasoned Sherpa guide will provide us with a basic mountaineering training before the actual summit.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Kathmandu: trip preparation.
Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730m/8,956ft): 40 mins flight, 5-6 hours trek
Paiya to Panggom (2,846m/9,337ft): 5-6 hours
Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m/9,393ft): 4-5 hours
Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft): 7-8 hours
Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft): 6-7 hours
Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft): 3-4 hours.
Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hours.
Khare: Acclimatization and pre–climb training
Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 6-7 hours.
Mera High Camp to Summit (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft): 8-9 hours
Reserve Day for Contingency
Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hours
Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4,300 m/14,107ft): 5-6 hours
Thuli Kharla to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass: 6-7 hours
Fly to Kathmandu