Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal, standing at 6,476 meters (21,246 ft). It is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, near Mount Everest, and is considered to be a challenging but rewarding climb for experienced mountaineers. The trek to Mera Peak typically takes 12-18 days, depending on the pace of the group and the itinerary.
The trek to Mera Peak starts and ends in Lukla, and passes through the beautiful Solukhumbu region, passing through the Sherpa villages of Zatrwa La, Thuli Kharka, and Khare. Along the way, hikers will have the opportunity to experience the local culture and way of life of the Sherpa people, and enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.
The Mera Peak climbing itself requires proper climbing techniques, including the use of crampons and ice axe, and proper acclimatization is essential for a safe and successful climb. It’s important to have a proper physical preparation and previous climbing experience before attempting to climb Mera Peak. Hiring a professional guide and porter is highly recommended.
Additionally, special permits are required to climb Mera Peak, which can be obtained in Kathmandu. The climbing season for Mera Peak is generally from September to November and March to May.