Mera Peak Climbing is an adventurous journey that will take you to the top of one of the highest trekking peaks of Nepal, Mera peak. The top of the peak presents an exceptional view of five 8,000 meters above mountains; Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Kanchenjunga 98,586 m), and Mt. Makalu (8,481 m). Many years hundreds of travelers go on Mera Peak Climbing to explore the unspoiled and uninhabited Hinku Valley. Along with those high mountains, you will also see many other smaller mountains like Kongde Ri (6,187 m), Nau Lekh (6,360 m), Mt. Baruntse (7,162 m), Mt. Chamlang (7,319 m), etc.
Mera Peak Climbing landmark
Lukla Airport is the first landmark of Mera Peak Climbing. A short thrilling flight from Kathmandu will take you to the Lukla airport. From here, you will trek through various small villages and reach Thagnag, where you will take a day off for acclimatization. Here, you will visit Sabai Tsho, a beautiful glacial lake. The trail then takes you to the top of Mera Peak in the next few days, which is for sure the main highlight of the journey.
Culture & Ethnic Diversity
Mera Peak Climbing route goes through the pristine and less traveled villages of the Everest region. People like Sherpa, Rai, Limbu, etc reside in these villages. People here are very friendly and kind. They have a way different lifestyles, cultures, and practices that you have seen anywhere else. They have a distinct tradition, language, norms, beliefs, and customs. During your Mera Peak Climbing 19-days, you will have a great opportunity to get closer to the locals and understand them.
The trail passes through fine villages and the wildest area of Hinku valley in the eastern Khumbu region. On the way, you will see some of the most fantastic views of the Khumbu region. Trekking through dense forests, crossing several streams, and looking over tempting Himalayan scenery, you will traverse. the entire region is extremely rich in flora and fauna. You will get to see many cattle and other animals on the way.
Mera Peak Climbing difficulty
Mera Peak Climbing is not difficult in terms of technical climbing, however, its elevation makes the journey challenging. Being the highest trekking peak in Nepal, climbing Mera Peak is like a warm-up peak that mountaineers climb before major expeditions. You have to be in good health and possess strong physical fitness & stamina to go on Mera Peak Climbing.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
Altitude sickness can become a significant obstacle while high altitude journey. It is a well-known illness that happens if your body is not properly acclimatized with the altitude. This can happen to anyone despite their age and physical fitness. Sort in breathing, fatigue, headache, and loss of sleep are the most common symptoms.
The first and foremost thing you have to do to avoid altitude sickness is by adding enough rest days in the itinerary. Walk slowly and let your body adjust to the surroundings. Keep yourself hydrated and avoid alcoholic drinks.
Transportation and Bag Pack
The trek begins with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From here, you will gradually ascending towards the top of Mera Peak.
Here is the list of things you should carry during Mera Peak Climbing:
- Pair of hiking pants and casual pants
- Thermal Wears
- Breathable Underwears
- Trekking shoes/socks
- Rain jacket
- Sun hat
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking Pole
- Climbing gears (rope, ascender, harness, crampons, ice-ax, etc)
- First aid kit
- Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
- Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)
Food and Accommodation during Mera Peak Climbing
During Mera Peak Climbing, you will be staying overnight in a lodge. The rooms will be pretty basic with common washrooms. From base camp, you will stay overnight in well-insulated tents.
During your stay in a lodge, food will be served as per the menu of the lodge. You can expect to get dishes like rice, curry, bread, veggies, eggs, momo, noodles, soup, tea, coffee, etc. Likewise, from base camp, the meals will be prepared and served by porters.
Best Season to go on Mera Peak Climbing
The best time to go on Mera Peak Climbing is from late April to May and late September to October. Moreover, the months May and October are known as the most preferable time to go on Mera Peak Climbing 19-days. In case if you are thinking to climb Mera Peak from late March to early April or late October to November then you have to face extreme colds and carry gears according to that.
Mera Peak Climbing cost
Mera Peak Climbing cost can vary from one travel agency to another. The cost will include food & accommodation during the trek, all necessary permits, first aid kit, and expenses of guides & porters. For more detailed information, you can check our cost includes and cost excludes part. With us, you will find the most affordable and comprehensive cost for Mera Peak Climbing.
- Carry extra cash as there will be no ATMs on the trail or villages
- Make sure to take out insurance
- Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated
- Get a good map
- Move slowly and safely
- Make sure to double check the gears before starting the trip