MERA PEAK IS YET ANOTHER 6000+ M PEAK OF THE HIMALAYAS THAT CAN BE ACCESSED BY EACH WITH REASONABLE LEVEL OF FITNESS AND WILL POWER.
Mountain: Mera Peak
Height: 6,476 m / 21,246 ft
Route: Mera Peak
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Mera Peak at the elevation of 6,476 m (21,246ft) is located in the Himalayas, north-east Nepal. From the top a stunning view of surrounding 8000+ summits opens up – Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kangchenjunga and Mount Everest are all there in the horizon. The trek itself also features untouched forests, glacial lakes, and valleys that make the adventure exciting in every step of the way.
The Best Bits.
- Climb the highest trekking peak in Nepal.
- Amazing views of 8000+ peaks suck as Kanchenjunga and Everest.
- Visiting local villages and camping out in the Himalayas.
- Many guided tour choices with equipment and food provided.
The level of difficulty of climbing Mera Peak is rated 2B, which means that the technical requirements are very basic and includes use of ropes, ice axe and crampons. You are also expected to have good cardio-vascular fitness. Knowledge of technical climbing is beneficial but not necessary.
- Day 1: Puian (2,835m/9,301ft). Once you arrive to Lukla (2,866 m / 9,403 ft) the trekking begins. On the first trekking day you’ll be out for 6 hours, while climbing steadily you’ll pass the great views of Mount Kumbila (5,761 m / 18,900 ft), Chotak La (2,945 m / 9,662 ft) until you’ll reach Puiyan.
- Day 2: Pangkongma (3,178m/10,426ft) 7-8 hours. The trail is climbing gradually until the view of Cho Oyo (8,201 m / 26,906 ft). Soon after you’ll start to descend and the only uphill climb will be the short section till you’ll reach the village of Pangkongma.
- Day 3: Forest Clearing Camp (2,900 m / 9,514 ft) 3-4 hours. Short climb of about half an hour to the top of the Pangkongma (3,178 m / 10,426 ft), then descent to Sibuje and continue along the side of the valley till you reach the Forest Clearing Camp.
- Day 4: Bamboo Camp (3,300 m / 10,827 ft) 8 hours. Climb up steadily to 3,300 m / 10,827 ft, observe Mera Peak on the way.
- Day 5: Kote (3,700 m / 12,139 ft) 6 hours. Climb along the hillside, through pine, juniper and rhododendron forest until you reach Takthok where you’ll join the main trail to Mera Peak. Trek to the village of Kote.
- Day 6-7: Tangnag (4,350 m / 14,271 ft) 5+5 hours. Trek to Tangnag through, where you’ll have your acclimatisation trek to Dig Kharka (4,660 m / 15,288 ft).
- Day 8-9: Khare (5000 m / 16,404 ft) 5-6 hours. Trek to Khare, where you’ll be spending a day for acclimatising.
- Day 10: Trek to Mera Base Camp (5,300 m / 17,388 ft) 2-3 Hours.
- Day 11: Trek to High Camp (5,800 m / 19,029 ft) 5 hours.
- Day 12: Mera Peak (6,476 m / 21,246 ft) – Mera La (5,400 m / 16,404 ft) 9–10 hours. Start early in the morning. You’ll reach the summit in 5-6 hours. Head back down to High Camp and then descent further to the Mera La.
- Day 13: Trek to Tangnag.
- Day 14: Trek to Kote.
- Day 15: Rest day.
- Day 16: Trek to Tuli Kharka, 6-7 hours.
- Day 17: Trek to Lukla, 7 hours.
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