Mera Peak Climbing

Mera Peak Climbing

Facts of the Trip

Elevation: 6460m

Location: Khumbu, Nepal (27°42?33?N 86°52?06?E)

Duration: 16 days (13 days trek includes climbing)

First Ascent: J.O.M. Roberts and Sen Tenzing on 20 May 1953.

Best Season: Spring and Autumn

Accommodation: Guest house and Camping

Climbing Route: North-west side

Grade: Mountaineering I

Transportation: By Flight (to/from Lukla)

Group Size:

Major Activity: Trekking and Climbing

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Mera peak (6460 meter) is one of the famous “Trekking peak” in Nepal. Mera peak is in the east part of Nepal, which is east of Lukla. The ascent is not technically demanding, but unequaled views of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu will more than satisfy your aspirations.

The first ascent of Mera Central was on May 20, 1953, by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing (who was known by the nickname. Mera North is believed to have first been climbed by the French climbers Marcel Jolly, G. Baus and L. Honills in 1975. In 1986 Mal Duff and Ian Tattersall made the first ascent of the south-west pillar. The route is approximately 1,800 meters (5,900 ft) in length and graded at ED INF.

The standard route from the north involves high-altitude glacier walking. The west and south faces of the peak offer more difficult, technical routes.

Mera Peak provides the 360-degree panoramic views of 5 world highest mountains over 8000 m: Mount Everest (8848.86 m), Kangchenjunga (8586 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Makalu (8485 m) and Cho Oyu (8201m) as well as many other peaks of Khumbu Region.

Lukla is the commencement point of Everest trekking. It takes 6–8 days to reach Mera Peak Base Camp from Lukla. Mera trekking that leads through the traditional Sherpa villages of the Solu Khumbu and the pristine Rhododendron, oak, silver fir, birch and Jennifer’s forest. On the way you can see Mera Glacier and a beautiful alpine lake.

There are two routes to reach Mera base camp, one over Zatra-La pass to reach Khare Camp¨shortest way¨. Another is to visit the Panch Pokhari (Chelemkharka) through Panggoma pass, then trek to Khare Camp. It is also possible to start trekking from Salary or Jiri. If you start trekking from Sallery you need 3 days and from Jiri need 5/6 days extra.

Asian Hiking Team organized the Mera Peak Climbing itinerary that starts from Lukla all the way to Khare Camp over the Zetra Teng La pass 4600 m, and summit the Mera peak and return the same way.

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1340 m), transfer to Hotel, overnight Hotel (B).

Day 02: Free day for preparation and official briefing, overnight at hotel. (BB).

Start Trekking

Day 03: Fly to Lukla & trek to Chhutanga (3450 m), overnight at lodge (B/L/D).

Day 04: Chhutanga to Zatra La Pass 4600 m to Thuli Kharka, Overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 05: Thuli Kharka to Kothe 3680 m, Overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 06: Kothe to Thangnag 4355 m, overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 07: Thangnag to Khare Camp 5095 m, overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 08: Khare Camp - Rest day for acclimatization and pre-training, (B/L/D).

Start Climbing

Day 09: Khare Camp to High Camp 5800 m tented camping (B/L/D).

Day 10: High Camp to Mera Peak Summit (6654 m) return to High Camp or Base Camp, overnight Camp (B/L/D).

Day 11: Spare day (any mishap – either climbing or flight or weather or mountain sick or any you can use that day).

Day 12: Khare/Base Camp to Kothe (3600 m), 5–6 hours, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 13: Kothe to Zatra La (chetra-La), overnight Lodge, 5-6 hours (B/L/D.

Day 14: Zatra La (chetra-La) to Lukla 6–7 hours, overnight Lodge (B/L/D.

Ending Trekking

Day 15: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight, then transfer to Hotel (BB).

Day 16: Last minute, transfer to Airport for your onward journey or next trip (B).