Mera Peak (6476m) is considered as the “Highest Trekking Peak” in Nepal. Trekking in Mera Peak doesn’t require any excellent mountaineering experience but requires normal ice axle and crampon skills.
The breathtaking views of various beautiful mountains like Cho Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Everest (8848m) and Makalu (8463m) is definitely the best part of Mera Peak Climbing.
Any adventure loving person who is in the initial stage of mountain climbing can choose Mera Peak so as to get an experience of trekking in glacier regions.You should at least be physically fit to complete the task as per the itinerary. So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us to plan your Mera peak climbing in the most skilled manner.
Mera Peak Climbing Route
After your arrival in Lukla by flight your real trek on foots get started. You walk through the beautiful forest of Rhododendron and pine to reach “Paiya”. From Paiya, trek to amazing village, “Pangum” starts. In “Pangum” you spend your night at a local lodge. This may prove to you as an excellent experience. Then next morning you trek to Nangidama, which may be up to 5 hrs from Pangum
In Nandigama you can explore beautiful village or relax to escape your tiredness it’s up to you to choose. But no worry, you can enjoy beautiful scenery if you choose to relax.
In 18 days Mera Peak trek, you will trek from Chalem Kharka to Khola Karka. From there, you ascend to Khote. Then after Khote, you trek to Taknak. Trom Thaknak at elevation of 4350 m you will trek to Khare at 5045 m. Here at Khare we accommodate for a day.
Then, from Khare, we will march to Mera Base Camp and camp for the night there only. Then after you need to hike to High Camp at a height of 5780 m. There you will camp for a night and next day you will be ascending to the summit.
When coming back from the peak, you follow a shorter route. You come down to Khare and from there down to Cheterwa. From Cheterwa you will get to Lukla in about 6/7 hours.
Mera Peak Climb Difficulty
Many people brave to climb Mera Peak because it is the tallest trekking peak in Nepal. Though Mera Peak climb does demand high fitness, you don’t need to be a technical climber to conquer the peak. Previous climbing experience is not compulsory but it would be a great bonus. However, you have to use crampons, harness and ropes at some section of the trail.
Train for your climb
Altitude might always be significant in successful climb, but a good level of fitness is equally important for this rigorous climb.
Preparing your body mentally and physically enhances your ability to walk efficiently and safely over the uneven rocky surfaces, mountain terrain and increase endurance level to continuously climb uphill for hours to reach the top of mountains.
You need equal strength to drop back safely. There are many cases of injuries that occurred during descend. People push their limits to get to the top and have nothing left in the tank to return back.
A good physical training will help you get strong: both physically and mentally.
Borrow yourself few hours a day and train your legs and body hard for few months prior the commencement of Mera Peak summit expedition. Your training must include the enhancement of muscles that you will be using to go uphill as well as downhill. Weight resistance exercise and cardio vascular training – running, swimming, HILT would be perfect.
Also engage on a hike over nearby hill (elongate it successively) and make your body perfectly fit to challenge the mountains. You will be really thankful to us during the journey.
The difficulty of Mera Peak climb hugely depends on the time you are summiting the peak. The more favorable weather the more easily you can climb the peak.
The months of March–May and October–November are the best time for Mera Peak Climbing. Regardless of cold climate, the weather remain stable and views are usually clear during this time.