Mera Peak Climbing is one of the most alluring climbing peaks in Nepal. It takes the climbers to the summit of Mera Peak(6561m) which is the highest climbing peak in Nepal. Situated in the east of the Mt.Everest in the Khumbu region Mera peak contains three summits. Mera Peak North(6476m), Mera Peak Central(6461m), and Mera Peak South(6065m). Mera Peak is the best option for those looking for their first climbing experience in the Himalaya of Nepal. It requires basic mountaineering skills to tackle the high altitude glacier crossings. However, it is technically less challenging when compared to the other peak climbing such asIsland Peak Climbing.
One of the major highlights of the Mera peak climb is the captivating views of mountains and valleys from its top. The peak unfolds the spectacular views of eight-thousanders like Lhotse(8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu(8485m), Kanchenjunga(8586m) and Everest(8848m) along with other surrounding peaks. Moreover, a walk through the charming villages, frozen waterfalls, dense forest, paddy fields and amazing glaciers makes your climb to the Mera Peak more exciting and memorable.
Weather and Temperature of the Mera Peak route
Mera Peak Climbing is a high altitude mountain trip, so the weather is quite unpredictable here. However, during the spring and autumn season, you can expect clear and warm days with cold and cloudy evenings. In the upper trekking region, the temperature is freezing in the morning and evening whereas the lower region has a tolerable cold temperature.
Apart from the Spring and Autumn, the other seasons of the year are unpredictable. You never know when the rainfall or snowfall occurs. Further, most of the time there may appear clouds obstructing the view of the peaks. Climbing the Mera Peak in such unfavorable conditions, you have to face lots of difficulties. So, if you want to avoid such difficulties then just do the Mera Peak climb in the Autumn or Spring season.
Altitude Sickness During Mera Peak Climb
Starting from Kathmandu and reaching the highest point of the Mera Peak (6476m), you will cover different altitudes on this mountain trip. Due to this reason, there is high risk of getting altitude sickness. So, in order to prevent yourself from the altitude sickness, you must take proper rest and spend enough time for acclimatization.
If you feel symptoms like vomiting, shortness of breath, nausea, loss of appetite and so on then you must take immediate precautions. Getting such symptoms you should immediately descend to the lower altitude.
Mera Peak Climbing Difficulty
It is not an easy task to climb any of the mountains. Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. It is a challenging trek in the high altitude. If you are an experienced trekker and have the climbing experience above 4000m to 5000m then Mera Peak Climb might be the perfect adventure for you. But, if you are a beginner trekker then it may be quite challenging as it requires high stamina and endurance.
While climbing the Mera Peak you may have to spend 4 to 5 days above 5000m so if you do not acclimatize well then altitude sickness can be the major problem. However, once you reach the top of the peak, all your effort is worth it for the astounding views that you will see.
Best time for climbing Mera Peak
Autumn and Spring season are considered the best season for trekking and climbing the Mera peak.
The autumn season falls in the month of September, October, and November. The freshwater rivers, streams, and waterfalls are at their best. The average daytime temperature during the autumn is about 12 degree celsius, whereas the nights may drop to an average of 6-8 degree celsius. You will get to explore the best of everything at this time of the year as the weather is most stable, clear, and dry. The clear skies, mesmerizing sunrise, and sunset views makes the Mera Peak Climb more exciting and memorable. The astonishing views of mountains and surrounding landscapes are awe-inspiring at this time of the year.
March, April, and May are the spring months in Nepal. Climbing the Mera Peak during these months is a boon to a nature lover. The colorful blossoms of wildflower and rhododendrons in the lower regions embellish the trail of the Mera Peak. The clean and dry weather emphasizes the amazing visibility. The beautiful trails and clear weather condition makes Spring a perfect season for trekking. In spring the average temperature during the daytime is 10 degree celsius. The temperature at night can drop to -4 degree celsius. Being the perfect time for trekking, the trekking trails of Mera Peak are crowded during this season.
The temperature of the Mera Peak is cold every season but during the winter season, the temperature reaches its minimum. If you want to climb the Mera Peak in winter then make sure to carry proper trekking and carrying equipment.
What are the essential things that you need to carry while climbing Mera Peak?
Some of the essential gears and equipment that you may need to carry for the Mera Peak climb are as follows:
Plastic mountaineering boot
Sun hat or Scarf
Sunglasses and Headlight
Warm Fleece hat
For Upper Body
Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
For Lower body
Lightweight cotton long pants
Thin Inner socks (At least 2 pairs)
Comfortable Trekking boots
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
Water purification tablets
Toiletries (Toilet paper etc)
Mosquito repellent spray or ointment
At least 2 pp-size photos and photocopy of passport
Is Mera peak Climbing doable for everyone?
Anyone with good physical and health condition can complete Mera Peak Climb. But it is necessary for you to go through the physical and expedition training before going to this expedition. Basic technical knowledge is necessary to use the ropes, ice axes, crampons, and so on. You must also have good cardiovascular fitness. Before commencing the trek you have to consult your doctor so that you can avoid major health problems during trekking. For novice trekkers, it is wise to choose the best season for Mera Peak Climb.
How much does it cost to climb Mera Peak?
Depending on the style and duration of the trek the cost for climbing Mera Base Camp varies. Further, the cost also depends on the season of the trekking.
What are the meals and accommodations available on the Mera Peak route?
Each of the trekking routes of Mera Peak has simple teahouses and few varieties of food are available during climbing. You will get comfortable and clean a common twin bedroom throughout the trekking. The meal includes basic Nepali foods like dal-bhat-tarkari, roti, noodles, momos, fried rice and so on. The region is still less busy and isolated for the luxury that you get on other parts of the Everest region. You need to sleep in a tent in Mera Base camp and Mera High Camp. Also in those camps, your choices for both drinks and meals are limited to the things that have been carried on the back of porters.
What permits do I need to climb Mera peak?
Climbing Mera peak requires three different types of permits. They are Local permit, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit, and Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit.
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Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m.)
Day 02:Preparation day in Kathmandu
Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2800m.) and Trek to Chhutenga (3450m.)
Day 04:Trek to Khark Tang (3750m.)
Day 05:Trek to Chhetra Thu (4350m.)
Day 06:Trek to Khothey (3600m.)
Day 07:Trek to Tagnak (4350m.)
Day 08:Rest day in Tagnak (4350m.)
Day 09:Trek to Khare (4900m.)
Day 10:Trek to Mera peak Base Camp (5350m.)
Day 11:High Camp (5750m.)
Day 12:Summit (6654m.) and back to Khare
Day 13:Trek to Khothey
Day 14:Trek to Chhetra La
Day 15:Trek to Lukla
Day 16:Fly to Kathmandu
Day 17:Departure or onward for next program
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m.)
Day 02Preparation day in Kathmandu
Day 03Fly to Lukla (2800m.) and Trek to Chhutenga (3450m.)
Day 04Trek to Khark Tang (3750m.)
Day 05Trek to Chhetra Thu (4350m.)
Day 06Trek to Khothey (3600m.)
Day 07Trek to Tagnak (4350m.)
Day 08Rest day in Tagnak (4350m.)
Day 09Trek to Khare (4900m.)
Day 10Trek to Mera peak Base Camp (5350m.)
Day 11High Camp (5750m.)
Day 12Summit (6654m.) and back to Khare
Day 13Trek to Khothey
Day 14Trek to Chhetra La
Day 15Trek to Lukla
Day 16Fly to Kathmandu
Day 17Departure or onward for next program
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