Mera Peak (6,476m) is well known as the highest trekking peak in Nepal. This impressive mountain is located on the edge of the famous Khumbu region which is steeped in mountaineering history. Mera Peak was first climbed in 1953 by Jimmy Roberts as part of the extensive exploration which took place in the region at the time.
We like to take the less travelled route to Mera Peak Base Camp. After an exciting flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, we head south to the remote region of the Hinku Valley. We trek through Pangkongma and Nashing Dingma villages getting to enjoy the sites and sounds of traditional Nepalese life. This route brings us around, rather than over the Zatrwa La Pass (4,630m). Proper acclimatisation is a key factor in a successful summit attempt on Mera Peak and adapting this route plays a key role in ensuring the team is properly acclimatised before pushing for higher elevations. We spend 11 days trekking to Base Camp, visiting ancient monasteries along the way and allowing for two rest and acclimatisation days to ensure we arrive fresh and ready to take on the challenge ahead.
Once we arrive at Mera Peak it is a technically straightforward mountain to climb. The main challenges being proper acclimatisation, weather and snow conditions. Our itinerary includes spare summit days to facilitate these adverse conditions and ensure we can make our push for the summit in the best possible weather window. Poor snow conditions can make the summit day very challenging but the view from the summit is one of the best in all the Himalayas. On a clear day we will be able to see hundreds of huge peaks; including five of the world’s six highest peaks, Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho You (8,201m), Makalu (8,481m) and Kangchenjunga (8,586m).
Mera Peak is ideal for those with a good level of fitness and a keen sense of adventure! Previous experience on mountains above 5,000m is essential. Treks like Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, or Everest Base Camp are ideal experiences for this.
We are the only company in the world who send an International guide and doctor on our Mera Peak (6,476m) expeditions while keeping group sizes sustainably small. Sending an international guide and doctor on all our Mera Peak treks allows us to deliver an unrivalled level of safety and service for each and every one of our clients. Having smaller group sizes allows us to minimise our environmental impact and foster a stronger team dynamic.
If you want to know what the day-by-day trek is like on Mera Peak, you can have a look at our trip report from a recent expedition!