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 unequalled 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 metres (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 8000m: Mount Everest(8848m), Kangchenjunga(8586m), Lhotse(8516m), Makalu(8485m) 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 beautiful alpine lake.

There are two routes to reach Mera base camp, one over Zerala 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 organize Mera Peak Climbing itinerary starts from Lukla all the way to Khare Camp over the Zetra Teng La pass 4600m, and summit the Mera peak and return the same way as option #A itinerary. We operate the trip from Lukla all the way to Pach Pokhari, after the push summit return through the Zetrala pass. We mention both itineraries. Nowadays, it is also the best way to directly drive from Kathmandu to Salleri and trekking Mera Peak base camp through Panch Pokhari, climbing and returning over the Zetra La pass then flying from Lukla.

Day by day itinerary

Option # A itinerary (both over Zetra-La pass)

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1340m), 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 (3450m), overnight at lodge (B/L/D).

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

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

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

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

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

Start Climbing

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

Day 10: High Camp to Mera Peak Summit (6654m) 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 (3600m), 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).

 

Option #B Itinerary (Through Pach Pokhari and return over Zetra-la pass) 20 days

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

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

Start Trekking 17 days

Day 03: Fly to Lukla & trek to Paiya (2730m), overnight at lodge (B/L/D).

Day 04: Trekking across the river and over a ridge to Panggoma (2,846m), overnight at guest house (B/L/D).

Day 05: Trekking a monastery, lush forests and Mera peak views as you trek over the Panggoma La pass to Nashing Dingma (2,600m), overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 06: Trekking a steep climb over the Surke La pass and forest camping at ChalemKharka (3,600m), overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 07: Trekking Chalemkharka to KholaKharka (4,200m), overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 08: Rest day in Kholakharka, (B/L/D)

Day 09: Trekking to descent into the Hinku Valley and Kothe (3,550m), 5-6 hours(B/L/D).

Day 10: Trekking to Tangnag (4,360m), overnight at guest house (B/L/D).

Day 11: Trekking to Khare (5,100m), overnight at guest house (B/L/D).

Climbing Period

Day 12: Khare Camp - Rest day for acclimatizing and pre-training, (B/L/D).

Day 13: Khare Camp to High Camp 5800m tented camping (B/L/D).

Day 14: High Camp to Mera Peak Summit (6654m) return to High Camp or Base Camp , overnight Camp (B/L/D).

Day 15: Spare day (any mishap – either climbing or flight or weather or mountain sick or any you can use that day), (B/L/D).

Day 16: Khare/Base Camp to Kothe (3600m), 5-6 hours, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 17: Kothe to Zerta La (Chetrala), overnight Lodge, 5-6 hours (B/L/D.

Day 18: Thuli Kharka to Lukla 6-7 hours, over Zertala pass, overnight at hotel in Lukla (B/L/D).

Ending Trekking

Day 19: Lukla to Kathmandu by flight then transfer to Hotel (BB).

Day 20: Last minute, transfer to Airport for your onward journey or next trip (B).