30 Mar 2020 Peak Climbing Nepal
Mera peak is one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal (6476m). It basically has three peaks Mera North 6476 meters, Mera Central 6462 meters, and Mera South 6065 meters.
Mera North is the most challenging and complicated peak to climb so most of the climbers do not dare to climb this peak. You can also see the five peaks above 8000 meters from the Mera peak including Mount Everest, Lhoste, Makalu, and a few more.
Mera peak death rate is a vital concern for the climbers of this peak. Though the altitude of the Mera peak is low, it is as complicated as mountains above 8000 meters. There are lots of ups and downs throughout this peak, climbing through the lower realm is more complicated. Passing through the death zone of the lower realm 5500m is really difficult and unpredictable.
Thousands of climbers climb this peak but Mera peak death rate is low and it rarely notices the death. However, this does not mean it is safe and anyone can easily summit this peak. You need a lot of training and practice before attempting this peak.
The view from Mera peak is unexplainable, as you can see the southern part of Everest. As you move towards the base of Mera peak you see a magical glacier within a few meters of distance. You will also see the 360-degree view of the surrounding which includes mountains like Cho Oyu, Lhoste, Makalu, and the highest mountain on the planet that is Mount Everest.
Table of Contents
- Highlights of Mera Peak
- Best time to visit Mera peak
- Is Mera Peak achievable for everyone?
- How difficult is Mera Peak climbing?
- Why is Mera Peak climbing difficult?
- Do We Get Permits for the Mera Peak climbing Easily?
- Is it Difficult to Manage Food and Accommodation?
- Essential Climbing Kits for Mera Peak
- Extra tips for Mera Peak climbing
Highlights of Mera Peak
- Climbing one of the highest trekking peaks in Nepal.
- Explore the Sherpa culture and settlements.
- You can also taste the local cuisine of this place.
- The hospitality of Sherpa people is unmatchable.
- Thrilling mountain flight to Lukla airport, one of the adventurous airports in the world.
- You will also visit the 200 years old monastery on the route of Mera peak climbing.
- Panoramic view of snow-capped mountains like Mount Everest, Makalu, Lhoste, Cho Oyu, and a few others.
Best time to visit Mera peak
As you all may know that Autumn and Spring is the best season to travel around Nepal. It is the same for Mera peak climbing. The time period between October to November and March to May is the perfect season for Mera peak climbing.
These months have stable weather and longer days which are beneficial for climbing like this. Whatever month or season you choose the temperature at the higher altitude always remains cold but bearable.
As you move higher and higher, the weather gets more unstable. If you want to be on the safe side you need to travel in stable and dry weather. The rainy season is not appropriate for the trek of this altitude and complexity.
In order to avoid this difficulty, you need to choose the right time and season to climb the Mera peak.
The Autumn season remains the best to travel around Nepal. It is one of the most popular seasons for trekking and climbing in Nepal. September, October, and November fall under this month.
This season provides you the best atmosphere around the Mera peak area. Early September offers you a few rainy days, prepare yourself for this. Once the rain washes the entire atmosphere, you will have a clear view of the mountains and terraces.
Every water body including waterfalls, rivers, streams is in their best form. The greenery around the forests and wonderful designs of the pastures and terraces seek your attention.
The average temperature of the day is around 12°C in the Autumn season. At night the temperature can go below 6 to 8°C.
October is the most pleasant month among these three. It is the best month to be in laps of the great Himalayas. There is less or almost no chance of rainfall which makes the journey comfortable. Both the temperature and weather are stable as well as perfect for the trek.
When November starts and reaches to mid-period the average temperature around daytime and night starts decreasing. You must carry warm clothes, socks, boots, waterproof stuff in order to protect yourself from severe cold.
You might experience light snowfall by the end of November. The overall experience of Autumn will be of dry and stable weather. From land to sky, you can explore everything in this season because of clean weather.
The perfect mornings and evenings with beautiful sunrise and sunset will amaze you. High visibility and clear skies make this journey of Mera peak climb worth remembering. Autumn is one of the busiest seasons of the year, you must pre-book almost everything from traveling tickets to hotels for good and accommodation.
If you are a true nature lover, then trekking in Spring around the Mera peak is boon for you. It is the season of Colors and Rhododendron. You will see colorful Rhododendron flowers throughout the trekking trails.
You will experience the Spring season from March to May in Nepal. It is a suitable time for climbers to climb the Mera peak. You will see all kinds of flora and fauna within the alpine vegetation.
The visibility is high due to dry and clean weather. The temperature of Mera peak increases from March so all the snow around the trekking trails starts to melt.
The average temperature around daytime is 10°C in Spring which can go up to -4°C during the night. Everything from trails to weather is clear which makes this journey more memorable. You may need a pair of trousers and a down jacket for Mera peak in Spring.
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Is Mera Peak achievable for everyone?
Yes, it is possible for everyone if you are physically and mentally fit. But, before heading towards this journey you need to train yourself by doing some physical exercises. If you are already an experienced climber it is also a challenge and motivation for you. In comparison to other peaks of the same altitude, Mera Peak Death Rate is quite low and there are rare traumatic incidents. So, we can say Mera Peak is achievable for the one who is trained and willing enough.
If you are a newbie, it is better you choose Mera Peak but choose in Autumn or Spring, there are the best seasons. Some basic equipment that you need to carry are ropes, crampons, ice axes, and a few more.
Cardiovascular exercises like running, swimming, cycling helps a lot for your fitness. If you have some pre-medical issue then it is better to consult your doctor about it.
How difficult is Mera Peak climbing?
Climbing mountains is never an easy task to achieve. Also, Mera Peak 6476m is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. It is a challenging journey and complete package for trekkers aiming at high altitude.
You may have climbed the mountains like Kilimanjaro or trekked to Everest Base Camp, but the climb of Mera Peak will challenge you. Nearly for 4 days, you will be at a height of 5000m or above. Altitude sickness is major trouble here, if you do not acclimatize well the situation can go wrong too. Once you are on the top of Mera Peak, all the pains and trouble that you faced during the journey becomes worthy.
Why is Mera Peak climbing difficult?
Though Mera Peak climbing is full of excitement and offers you a thrilling experience there are few factors that can create the difficulties:
Distance is the major factor that affects any kind of high altitude trek like this. The average distance that you will cover throughout this journey is 125km. The starting part of this trek is easy, comfortable covered with beautiful Pine and Rhododendron forest.
As you move forward you will see glaciers, terraces, crevasses and many more. You will continue moving high hills through the rough trails so be careful on these trails.
At this height the weather conditions are not stable, it changes continuously. A perfect day can turn into a wild and rough day within a few hours. These factors make the weather condition a part of the climbing difficulties of Mera Peak. Sometimes weather might get harsh on the mountains and may even cause casualties sometimes. Harsh Weather can be accountable for the increase in Mera Peak Death Rate. As recently a couple of deaths while summiting Mera peak occurred due to bad weather conditions.
Therefore, choosing the perfect weather plays an important role in climbing Mera Peak. Autumn and Spring are the ideal weather for almost every trekker. This season provides you with an excellent view and feel of the Mera Peak adventure.
Both the weather and temperature are stable this season. The days are warm and dry whereas nights are chilly. It is the perfect time to trek around Nepal.
Another season except Autumn and Spring is either the rainy or winter season. Both the rainy and winter seasons are not appropriate. You need to carry some extra gear and equipment so it is better to travel either in Autumn or Spring.
Fitness is really an essential part of every journey you ever take in your life. In addition to that, this is a trek as well as climb so your physical fitness matters a lot.
If you want comfortable completion of Mera Peak trek then you need to have proper physical fitness. In order to get proper physical fitness, you need to go through some core fitness training and improve your lung capacity too.
Hiking around your own places, climbing some small hills nearby or even going to the gym helps a lot, if possible. Trek to Mera peak is physically demanding so prepare yourself for it.
There is always a chance of altitude sickness if you are traveling anywhere above 3500m and this is a climb at the height of 6461m. The effects of altitude sickness are different from one body to another one.
If there is any minor symptom, it is better to take some medication. You should immediately descend downwards if the symptom gets worse. It is best for you to stop your trek and climb then and there. Altitude sickness is one of the major contributing factors on Mera Peak Death Rate.
The Mera Peak is not moving anywhere, you can climb it at any other time. Personal safety cannot be compromised at any cost.
Do We Get Permits for the Mera Peak climbing Easily?
The answer is “YES”, book with us and you don’t need to worry about the permit. There are mainly three permits namely Sagarmatha National Park permits, Makalu Barun National Park permits and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
The fees of Sagarmatha National Park is NPR 1500 per person if you are of SAARC national and NPR 3000 for foreign nationals. Fees structure goes the same with the Makalu Barun National Park too.
The cost of the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) is NPR 300 (group trekker) and NPR 600 (individual trekker) for SAARC nationals. For foreign nationals, the cost is NPR 1000 (group trekker) and NPR 2000 ( individual trekker).
Is it Difficult to Manage Food and Accommodation?
You need to carry nutritious foods like energy bars and a few homemade food items that can keep your energy alive during this trek. In the tent camp kitchen, our staff prepares the food for you but in the tea house, you have options in food items.
You can find several tea houses in the lower altitudes. Tea houses provide you the basic food items like rice, pulses, pickles, meats, vegetables, and a few more.
Mera Peak climbing is a mixture of tea houses and tent camp accommodation. As you ascend higher from Khara, you need to have tent camp accommodation. On regular days below Khara, you will have tea houses that offer you the food and accommodation.
It is better if you carry your own sleeping bags that can tolerate the coldness during night times. You may have to make tents in forests or meadows in the higher altitudes so prepare yourself for this adventure.
Essential Climbing Kits for Mera Peak
You need to carry your regular trekking gear for this trek too but there are few other essential kits that you need to carry. It is not only trekking but climbing too so you must carry some extra gear.
Here are lists of few that you should not forget to include in your packing list:
Climbing Boots- Boots are an essential part of every climb. You must carry high altitude, insulated stiff-soled climbing boots.
Climbing Helmet- Good quality helmets are essential in this journey and make sure that your woolen cap fits inside it.
Crampons- It should fit your climbing boots.
Climbing Harness- You should choose a good quality climbing harness.
Ice axe- Suitable ice-axe with proper wrist strap.
Prusik loop- It should be of good quality.
Carabiners- 2 x lockable and 2 x non-locking carabiners.
Gloves- Warm insulated fingered gloves and a combination of silk liner gloves with proper grip.
Tape sling- Tape sling of 220cm (open) or tape sling 2 x 120cm (closed)
Ascending device- Also known as Jumar.
Descending device- Also known as Belay device.
Extra tips for Mera Peak climbing
- This journey of Mera Peak climbing is a mixture of trekking, camping, and climbing. There are no tea houses after Mera Peak base camp, therefore, you must have some idea about camp, especially tent camping. The weather and temperature depend upon the season, it may be sunny, windy, cold or even snowy.
- Proper arrangements of clothing, gear, and equipment are really essential for this type of high climbing. The weather is quite unpredictable here so choose the best season to travel around here. It is better to choose Autumn and spring where the temperature is stable as compared to other seasons.
- Hygiene plays an important role in this type of long as well as high altitude treks and climbs. Carry your toiletries and other necessary items to maintain your hygiene throughout this journey.
- The climb of Mera Peak can be difficult, be prepared for the physicality and hard work. There are lots of ups and downs throughout this climb. You must be at your physical best to achieve this milestone.
- Your former trekking and camping help a lot in this climbing of Mera Peak. If Mera Peak is your first high altitude experience then it is not good. You must know how your body reacts to high altitudes that are above 5000m.
- Hiring a guide and porter is always a better idea than traveling alone. He/she will show the routes and carry the heavy baggage. You will not feel alone and a companion makes your journey easy.
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