Climb Mera Peak

Mera Peak

Mera Peak is situated in the Makalu Barun National Park on the edge of the Khumbu region.  At 6476m it is the highest of the Nepal Trekking Peaks, and commands one of the best viewpoints in Nepal; there are panoramic views taking in, among others, Everest, Lohtse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyo, Kanchenjunga, Ama Dablam, Chamlang and Baruntse. However, Mera is technically easy to climb, attainable by non-climbers who are fit and who have an out-going sense of adventure, who are able to meet the challenges of trekking to significant altitude in the presence of a competent guide, supported by a team of porters. 

Climbers will need to make use of crampons to make the ascent, will carry a long ice axe for support, and will be roped to a guide across the glacier on summit day.  First time users of these aids will be given instruction on their use below base camp.  The ascent from the Mera La is gradual and sustained, before reaching a short, but straightforward climb up a 40 degree slope to Mera’s central summit.  Note that the slightly higher North Summit is presently heavily crevassed and expeditions currently head for the Central Summit nearby (6461m).

Acclimatisation

Our approach route to Mera Peak avoids crossing the Zatrwa La (4610m) which most commercial expeditions head for, and follows a very attractive route through farming settlements and beautiful forest.  This is much better for acclimatisation and is all-together more sensible and enjoyable. However, the Zatrwa La is crossed on the return journey, providing further interest and contrast before your return to Lukla.

To view information about extending this climb to cross the Amphu Lapcha Pass, click here