Mera Peak is regarded as the highest official trekking peak in Nepal. It rises to the south of Everest and dominates the beautiful and remote valleys of Hinku and Hongu. The ascent to this peak is made from the Mera La pass (5415m) on the Northern Face, which connects the unpopulated valley of Hongu to the Hinku. In the Khumbu Himalaya, climbing Mera Peak (6476m) is seriously challenging but does not require any specialist degree of mountaineering knowledge. The ascent of the peak is technically straightforward; however, heavy snow and the maze of crevasses can make the way to the summit take longer. Climbing Mera Peak is an opportunity for all experienced trekkers and amateur climbers who dream and dare to stand on a Himalayan summit with a sense of great achievement.
The expedition to Mera Peak is a high-altitude trek and climb; participants need to be physically fit and acquainted with the use of an ice axe and crampons. Instruction in the use of these will be given in Kathmandu and at base camp near Khare during our Mera Peak climbing trip. It is possible for an experienced climber to reach the summit and return to base camp in one day. However, we prefer to establish a high camp at 5750m, in order to shorten the summit day. This climbing trip is a supremely rewarding experience. It provides glorious views, with a vista that takes in Kanchenjunga and Makalu to the east and Everest appearing over the massive southern aspect of Nuptse and Lhotse to the north. To the west stand the spires of Ama Dablam and Kang Taiga, while in the distance is the mighty bastion of Cho Oyu. This is one of the finest panoramas of many of the world’s highest peaks.