Mera Peak Climbing Travel Guide

May 31, 2020 2:48 pm / Published by 2 Comments
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In this blog, we will provide you with detailed information about Mera Peak Climbing which will be helpful for you to trek this peak and make your journey one of the best in your lifetime.

Mera Peak Climbing is one of the popular trekking destinations of Nepal which takes you to the summit of Mera Peak (6461) meters above the sea level. This peak is situated in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, south of Mount Everest. It offers you some majestic views of 8000 peaks such as Mt. Everest, Maklu, Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Kanchenjunga, and many others. 

MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS OF MERA PEAK CLIMBING

  • Majestic view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Makalu.
  • Less crowded
  • Beautiful view of snow-capped mountains throughout the journey.
  • Explore the beautiful villages of the Everest region, Hinku, and Hongu.
  • Trekking through rhododendron forests and remote Hinku and Hongu valleys
  • Trek highest trekking peak of Nepal

ABOUT MERA PEAK CLIMBING

Mera peak is one of the highest peaks of Nepal. There are various trekking trails to the top and all of them require technical skill, whereas route from the north is suitable for less experienced trekkers and route of western and southern faced ascent is suitable for experienced trekkers because it is tough. Trekking trail through Zwatra La pass is the typical route situated at the height of 4610 meters above the sea level.

This route is comparatively long and one can witness amazing sights of antique villages that are rich in cultures and traditions. Various high and difficult passes are encountered throughout this trail. Mera Peak was first climbed by J.O.M Roberts and Sen Tenzing in 1953, but the proper ascent was made in 1975 by French climber Marcel Jolly, G. Baus and L. Honnis. Mera Peak Trek is rewarded with majestic views of the world’s highest mountains which are 8000 meters above the sea level. At every stop, warm nature will make you feel at home on this trail.

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BEST SEASON FOR MERA PEAK CLIMBING

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best seasons to climb around Mera Peak. The weather in these seasons is generally warm during day time and cold during night time. There is also no chance of rainfall or any kind of disaster and in these seasons. 

MAKING YOUR MERA PEAK CLIMBING COST EFFECTIVE

There are very limited facilities for electricity, the internet as well as food. Due to the limited facility cost of every facility becomes expensive. So you must try to save money in every possible way and carry extra cash with you.

CARRY POWER BANK

It is better to carry a power bank with you of high capacity to charge your electronic device and charge only when needed. Up there, it will cost you to charge your electronic devices, it will cost you good money.  

WATER PURIFICATION TABLETS

Bottle of water is also very expensive up there and even costs you to refill the bottle. You will find many taps throughout this trail. You can fill your bottles from taps and use purification tablets which will save you from unnecessary expenses.

VEGETARIAN FOODS

Non-vegetarian foods are expensive as compared to vegetarian foods. So vegetarian foods are the best option. If you want, you can carry some cans of fish and sausage from the lower region.

SMALL SNACKS 

Small snacks like chocolates and biscuits cost you a lot more up there. If you carry some bar of snickers and biscuits with you it will save you from unnecessary expenses and help to satisfy your hunger in your trail.

ROOM SHARING

If you are comfortable sharing a room with your friends is the best way to save yourself from unnecessary expenses.

HOW HARD IS MERA PEAK CLIMBING?

Mera Peak Climbing is one of the most challenging climbs. It involves various kinds of mountaineering and technical difficulties. It is not best for beginners.  Altitude sickness can be very hard during this trek altitude of 6476 meters above the sea level is not a joke. There is certain precautions that you must to prevent from altitude sickness, while going for Mera Peak Expedition. Physical fitness and strength play a vital role in this climbing, it is not that easy to walk 7 to 8 hours a day for 14 to 15 days though it includes some breaks. The snow surrounding makes this trail more difficult.

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MERA PEAK CLIMBING ROUTE AND ITINERARY

Day1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu: trip preparation

Day 3: Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chaukot)

Day 4: Paiya to Panggom

Day 5: Panggom to Ningsow

Day 6: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola

Day 7: Chhatra Khola to Kothe

Day 8: Kothe to Thaknak

Day 9: Thaknak to Khare

Day10: Khare: Acclimatization and pre-climb training

Day 11: Khare to Mera High Camp

Day 12: Mera High Camp to Summit and back to Khare

Day 13: Reserve day for contingency

Day 14: Khare to Kothe

Day 15: Kothe to Thuli Kharka

Day 16: Thuli Kharla to Lukia via Zatrwa La Pass

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 18: Final departure

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NECESSARY EQUIPMENT FOR TREKKING AROUND MERA PEAK

  • Hiking clothes
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece jackets
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag
  • Headlamp
  • First aid
  • Cap
  • Good trekking boots (sturdy recommended)
  • Toiletries
  • Tampons
  • Wet wipes
  • Large backpack (above 60l)
  • Power Banks
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Tape slings
  • Screw-gate karabiners

HOW IS THE INTERNET FACILITY IN MERA PEAK CLIMBING

Internet facility over Mera Peak Climbing is quite slow and expensive. It is better to buy a Ncell sim from a lower region to use the internet over there.

HOW IS THE FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION IN MERA PEAK CLIMBING

Almost every variety of food is available in Mera Peak Climbing due to the mixed culture. As mentioned above it is better to stick with vegetarian food because the meat is difficult to find there and is quite expensive. There are various tea houses there you can choose as you wish. 

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So these are the basic things you need to know before climbing the highest peak of the world Mera Peak. You can comment down below if you want to share something about Mera Peak with our readers. All the best for your Journey!!

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