Mera Peak trekking overview
Our route to Mera Peak Climbing, Nepal's highest trekking peak, takes us through the traditional Everest gateway of Lukla. The hike to the area takes us through an undulating landscape of cascading rivers and dense pine and rhododendron forests, of ever-higher valleys and trails that lead us to our ultimate goal of climbing Mera Peak and our high camp at 5800 meters. While the climb is technically straightforward, the mountain's height is such that oxygen levels are half those at sea level, so either previous climbing experience or a period of acclimatization via a trek is recommended before attempting the summit.
The hike itself is more a test of resolve than technique, with the final push to the summit aided by fixed ropes laid by the guide to aid in the ascent. Once on top of Mera, the views of the surrounding area are among the finest one could hope for an eagle's eye view of the entire Khumbu basin and the surrounding Himalayan giants, from mighty Everest to Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu, with even distant Kanchenjunga visible on a clear day. After the summit bid, we descend back through the base camp and make our way back toward Lukla, congratulating ourselves on our never-to-be-forgotten experience.
If you want to get that first taste of climbing a Himalayan peak or simply want to take that extra step over a typical trek through Nepal, climbing Mera may well be the perfect solution. Why not get in touch with us and go over the options with us? The two windows of opportunity for making the climb are March through May and September through November.