15 Apr 2021 Peak Climbing Nepal
Every traveler visiting the Everest region wants even a glimpse of the Magnificent Mount Everest. And like this, many travelers have lingering questions about where you can see the peak. One of the repeated questions is Can you see Mount Everest from Mera Peak?
Many climbers question which peak gives the sight of Mount Everest. There are several peaks, and among them, Mera Peak is one of them. It provides the view of Everest and the view of the other four highest peaks above 8000 m.
The peak gives a close-up view of Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and Lhotse. The magnificent peaks look breathtakingly beautiful from the summit.
Mount Everest, also known as Sagarmatha, is the tallest mountain globally at the height of 8848.86 m. It lies in the Solu-Khumbu district of Sagarmatha Zone in the Everest region.
The border of China-Nepal runs across the summit point of Everest. This region has many beginner peaks as well. The magnificent mountain attracts many climbers from around the world every year for mountaineering.
The south base camp of Everest in Nepal is a popular trekking destination as well. People who cannot make the climb visit the base camp or the nearby peaks for Everest’s glimpse.
The journey to Mount Everest begins by flying to Lukla. There are no roads that lead to Lukla, so you have to fly your way there. Thus it makes the trip shorter.
As for trekking, there are different ways to reach Lukla, one from Jiri or Tumlingtar. You can skip the flight and drive here and begin your journey to Base camp from here.
Table of Contents
- About Mera Peak
- Highlights of Climbing Mera Peak
- Route of Mera Peak
- Outline Itinerary
- Best Time to Climb Mera Peak
- Climbing Mera Peak difficulty
- Why Climb Mera peak?
- Essential Gear and Equipment for Climbing Mera peak
- How can I get a Nepal Visa? What documents do we require, and how much does it cost?
- Is hotel transfer available during arrival and departure?
- Where is Mera peak situated?
- What is the height of Mera Peak?
- Can you see Mount Everest from Mera peak?
- How much time does it take to summit the peak?
- When is the best month for climbing this peak?
- How challenging is the climb?
About Mera Peak
Mera Peak is a mountain in the Barun sub-section and Mahalangur section of Nepal’s Himalaya. It lies in the same region as mount Everest and resides at the height of 6476 m.
The peak is a classified trekking peak of Nepal suitable for a beginner climber. It has three main summits, i.e., Mera North (6476 m), Mera Central (6461 m), and Mera South (6065 m).
Mera peak is claimed to be the highest trekking peak in Nepal. The routes from north involve walking in a high-altitude glacier while south and west involve challenging technical trails.
Many travelers climbing this peak ask, Can you see Mount Everest from Mera peak? Well, the answer is yes, along with Everest, you can see the other four mountains above 8000 m. They are Kanchenjunga (8586 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Makalu (8485 m), and Cho Oyu (8201 m).
The main reason that makes Mera peak popular is its suitable routes for both beginner and experienced mountaineers.
Highlights of Climbing Mera Peak
- Expedition in one of the 6000 m peak of Nepal
- Explore the legendary Everest region
- Viewing the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mera Peak, and others
- Lovely greeting and warm hospitality from the Sherpa community
- Spend quality time walking through the beautiful hilly and landscape areas
- One of the popular beginner’s peaks
Route of Mera Peak
The Mera peak journey lasts for about 18 eventful days. The trip starts by leaving Kathmandu city and flying to Lukla to see beautiful scenic views. Soon after landing there, you trek uphill to Chhuthang.
Then, you head to Thuli Kharka via Zatrawala pass and stay overnight there. Your trek then runs till Kothe and then to Thangnak the next day. You leave early in the morning from Kothe to reach Thangnak.
After reaching Thangnak, you spend the night and head to Khare, your next destination. This place gives a glimpse of Mera peak. You stay an extra day in Khare and acclimatize.
After spending two nights here, your next destination is Mera Base Camp, and then you move to High Camp. After that, you summit the peak and descend back to Khare.
From here onwards, you retrace your steps back to Lukla via Khare, Kothe, and Thuli Kharka. You pass these places for several days. Your last night will be at Lukla before flying back to Kathmandu.
Soaring the Khumbu skies for the last time in this journey, you head back. After landing in Kathmandu, the representative will drop you off.
Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing and tour preparation
Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2860 m) (30 minutes) and trek to Chhuthang (3020 m) (5 to 6 hours)
Day 4: Trek from Chhuthang to Thuli Kharka (4300 m) via Zatrawala Pass (4600 m) (6 to 8 hours)
Day 5: Trek from Thuli Kharka to Kothe (4182 m) (7 hours)
Day 6: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak ( 4326 m) (6 to 7 hours)
Day 7: Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5000 m) (5 to 6 hours)
Day 8: Acclimatize at Khare
Day 9: Trek from Khare to Mera Base Camp (5300 m) (3 to 4 hours)
Day 10: Trek from Mera Base Camp to High Camp ( 5700 m) (4 to 5 hours)
Day 11: Summit Mera Peak (6461 m) and Descend to Khare ( 8 to 9 hours)
Day 12: Reserve Day
Day 13: Trek to Kothe from Khare (3 to 4 hours)
Day 14: Trek to Thuli Kharka from Kothe (5 to 6 hours)
Day 15: Trek to Lukla via Zatrawala Pass (6 hours)
Day 16: Flight back to Kathmandu (1400 m) and transfer to Hotel (30 minutes)
Day 17: Leisure day
Day 18: Drive to the international airport and farewell
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Best Time to Climb Mera Peak
If you have visited Nepal before then, you know the best time for traveling the country. If not then, Autumn and Spring are the favored time for climbing Mera Peak. The temperature is stable, with few chances of snowfall and rainfall during these times.
Winter and Monsoon are the off-season for adventure in Nepal as for the other two seasons. Winter is the coldest time, and Monsoon is the time for rainfall. Climbing during heavy snowfall and rain is risky, so only a few travel during these times.
Climbing Mera Peak difficulty
Regardless of the route, you will be covering an overall minimum distance of around 125 km in this expedition. The trails of Mera peak are rough, steep, and snowy. So, covering a long distance on these trails is not easy, making it one of the Mera peak difficulties.
You can ascend Mera peak from three different routes, and each path has its own difficulty or easiness. One course that runs through Lukla- Zatr La Pass- Thangnak- Base Camp- High Camp- Summit is the shortest but difficult one.
Similarly, another route is via Lukla – Paiya- Thangnak- Khare- Base camp- High Camp- Summit. This track is more accessible than the first one, so the difficulty level differs with routes.
Altitude sickness is possible in higher altitudes above 3500 m. The journey begins from Kathmandu, the lowest point, and reaches up to Mera Peak, the highest point. The height will change day by day in between these trails. So, if you are not good with high places, you can catch altitude sickness.
Weather and temperature
The climatic conditions of the higher regions are not predictable. There are always chances of the occurrence of harsh weather. The temperature can drop unexpectedly, or snow can occur at any time.
Though there is no technical climbing in this expedition, you are required to have a sound fitness level. You can build up your fitness level with various exercises such as gym, workout, running, hiking, and many more.
You need to start these exercises 2 to 3 months before the climbing date. It can be challenging for travelers with low stamina.
Why Climb Mera peak?
- It is Nepal’s highest trekking peak at an altitude of 6476 m.
- It is a non-technical climb suitable for any level climber
- Less-crowded trekking route with beautiful scenarios through dense forest of Sagarmatha National Park
- Close-up views of five 8000 m peaks: Mount Everest, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu, Makalu.
- Adequate acclimatization days
- Pre-climb training before climbing the summit
Essential Gear and Equipment for Climbing Mera peak
- Ice Ax
- Accessory Cord
- Waist Leash
- Climbing Harness
- Locking Carabiners
- Standard Carabiners
- Belay Device
- Trekking Poles
- Liner Socks
- Synthetic Socks
- Double Boots
- Hiking Boots
- Base layer bottom
- Long Sleeve shirt
- Softshell pants
- Softshell Jacket
- Hardshell pants
- Midlayer top
- Hardshell jacket
- Insulated Down jacket
- Insulated Synthetic pants
- Under Garments
- Liner Gloves
- Softshell Gloves
- Insulated shell gloves
- Expedition mittens
- Cap/ sun hat
- Wool ski hat
- Glacier Glasses
- Ski Goggles
- Head Lamp
Sleeping bag and Packs
- Zero Degree Fahrenheit Sleeping bag
- Small Pack
- Inflatable Sleeping Pad
- Small duffel bag
- Large Duffel Bag
- Washing soap
- Toilet paper
- Wet tissue
- Water Bottle
- Trash Compactor
- Water Purification
- Lip gloss
- Personal first-aid
- Travel lock
- Extra batteries
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How can I get a Nepal Visa? What documents do we require, and how much does it cost?
The visa is available from the Immigration office at the airport. You should submit the visa application form along with a valid passport, visa fee, and two current pp-size pictures.
The visa fee costs about 30 USD for two weeks, 50 USD for four weeks, and 125 USD for 90 days. If you wish to extend your visa, it should be for at least 15 days. The extension fee is 45 USD., and if you want to extend more than 15 days, it costs about 3 USD per day.
Documents for Nepal Visa
- 2-clear pp pictures
- Visa fee in USD
- Valid passport having more than six months to expire.
Is hotel transfer available during arrival and departure?
Yes, hotel transfers are available during arrival and departure. Our representative will handle your schedule of picking up and dropping off.
Where is Mera peak situated?
It lies in the Everest region of Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha Zone. It is a part of the Mahalangur section in the Himalayas. It goes through the biodiversity enriched Sagarmatha National Park.
What is the height of Mera Peak?
The height of Mera Peak is 6476 m above sea level. It is Nepal’s highest trekking peak. It has three main summits: Mera North, Mera Central, and Mera south.
Can you see Mount Everest from Mera peak?
Yes, you can see Mount Everest from Mera peak; it gives a close-up view of this magnificent mountain.
How much time does it take to summit the peak?
It takes about 6 to 7 hours to summit the peak from the base camp. If you are asking for the total duration of climbing Mera peak, it takes around three weeks from Kathmandu.
When is the best month for climbing this peak?
March to April and September to November are the months for the Mera peak expedition. These months have favorable climatic conditions for walking these paths.
How challenging is the climb?
Though it is the highest trekking peak, there are no technical sections. It is perfect for beginners to practice their climb before summit many dominant peaks. But, there is a chance of altitude sickness.
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