Mera Peak climbing (6,461m/ 21,190 ft) is popular as the highest peak climbing in Nepal which is located in Khumbu (Everest) region which is the most popular trekking region in Nepal. An expedition to Mera Peak climbing in Nepal is an exciting and awe-inspiring adventure once-for –a lifetime. The adventure seekers’ first choice is always Mera Peak summit but they must be physically fit. Keeping on an eye from the summit of Mera Peak climbing up to the horizon, one can view mighty snow-feds above 8000 meters including world highest mountains Everest and Everest base camp, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and many other stunning peaks is an unforgettable experience.
As other trekking in Khumbu region commences, Mera Peak climbing also commences from Lukla after a short and scenic flight from Kathmandu. Then you start ascending to Namche, Bazar, a tourist hub in Khumbu region then Tengboche and after few days of trekking, you will get closer to Mera Peak. Although this climbing is physically demanding, relatively it is not technically difficult to accomplish as ascending snow slopes rarely exceed 40 degrees.
An extrovert sense of adventure and a sound physical fitness are two inevitable qualifications of the climbers while scaling Mera Peak. Without gradual and proper acclimatization, it is very difficult to scale Mera Peak. Thus, itinerary and another arrangement of this adventure trip are designed accordingly to suit the stamina of the adventure enthusiast ’s. Initially, a walk through a deep and virgin forest of Hinku valley itself is an amazing experience and also an excellent opportunity for acclimatization for the climb. We ensure you’re the most safety your trip a lifetime adventure as we always employ a well-equipped expedition team including the team leader during the climb. There are three different Mera Peak such as North Mera Peak (6476m), Central Mera Peak summit (6461m.) and South Mera Peak summit (6064m.). Among them, we operate the expedition on Mera peak climbing Central peak climbing in Nepal.
As this adventurous trekking is based on Sagarmatha National Park and Khumbu region, the most popular trekking trails, and the experience of cultural heritage, flora and faunas, and the most astoundingly stunning view of world tallest Mountain View including Mt. Everest, the top of the world are the also other major highlights of this expedition. And finally, this adventure wraps up in Lukla and you fly back to Kathmandu.
Mera Peak climbing FAQS
How difficult is Mera Peak climbing?
Mera Peak is known as the highest non-technical trekking peak in Nepal Technical training of climbing course is not mandatory. However, the knowledge on using equipment and previous experience of climbing would be an asset. A pre-ice climbing training will be provided at the Base Camp to make one skilful on using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons. This adventure requires normally 5-6 hours of walking every day and some days even 8-10 hours- such as on the summiting day. For this, the individual adventure seeker should have a good level of stamina and good health condition. We, Magic Expedition design such an itinerary in order to avoid altitude sickness and other problems that may occur during our adventure to Mera Peak.
Can anyone join? –
Yeh, we can join the group because climbing is considered to be easier in the group. However, solo climbing is also possible. We will be accompanied by an international climbing leader with other members if we join the group. Each member will be found helping each other during the climb.
Do I need any prior climbing experience for Mera Peak? –
Actually, we do not need to have prior climbing experience for Mera Peak climbing. However, We recommend you to do regular exercise and do short hikes in order to keep yourself fit. If you have prior trekking, hiking and even climbing experience, they will be a significant asset to this venture.
Why climb Mera peak with Magic Expedition Trekking And Tour?
Climbing Mera Peak with Magic Expedition Trekking and Tour will be a successful adventure for a lifetime. The team we offer is always professional and well-trained to handle foreseen and unforeseen occurrences during the climb. We assure your safety and success. We suggest you right to be with proper equipment for a lifetime adventure.
What gear does the company provide for Mera Peak climbing? –
We provide Sleeping Bag, Tents, Duffle Bag, Map and Down Jacket. Considering the inconvenience of the climbers, we also offer climbing boots (size taken after your arrival), Black Diamond crampons, ice axe, ice bar, ice screw, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, safety helmet, plain and locking carabineers, prussic cord and new climbing rope etc Considering Except these, the individual climber has to afford all the required equipment for Mera Peak Climbing.
What is the success rate on Mera peak climb? –
It was 100 % in 2017. We have been operating Mera Peak Climbing for the last 10 years and we have resulted in 90 per cent success rate. Sometimes, due to not ample acclimatization and bad weather condition, cant triumph over it.
How is the climbing Day? Do we start early in morning?
Obviously, the climbing day is the most significant day in this adventure trip. We have to be both physically and mentally committed and equipped to scale this peak. We begin our trip early in the morning at around 3 because we have to face a strong blow of wind if we do not move earlier. We have to work hard for more than 8- 9 hours. If we follow this time schedule, we scale the summit at 9 and get back to Base Camp to have lunch. This scale is incredibly amazing and memorable.
How does Magic Expedition guarantee safety against Altitude sickness?
First, we guarantee against altitude sickness with apt acclimatization and the proper foods and safe drinking water in the high altitude. Secondly, we afford such a team and the climbing leader who is very conscious about altitude sickness and they are always medically prepared. Similarly, our team will carry oxygen cylinders and chambers and you all will be strictly guided on what to do and what not to do during the climb. So far, we haven’t faced such a critical case regarding altitude sickness.
Why always opt for the reputed company with the professional leader for Mera Peak?
It is an adventure on the mountain. No one wants to challenge the adventure without a professional leader offered by a professional company and professional are always reliable. Professional company and guide don’t mislead you and they provide a world class service regarding accommodation, equipment, flight and guidelines to follow during the climb. And in case of emergency or crisis, the professional can assist us in no time.
Heard Lukla be world’s dangerous airstrip? Is there any alternative?
Yeh, it is true however the pilots are professional and they land the small planes very safely. Lukla airport is hidden into a small valley at the lap of the mountain. If the weather condition is not good, we either have to cancel or postpone our flight. This occurs frequently. If it continues to occur, we optionally can fly by helicopter which costs extra.
What are the average hours walking per day on Mera peak? –
It is 6-8 hours per day. But the day we head to scale Mera Peak will differ as your pace in the higher elevation. This includes ample acclimatization and we even have an opportunity to explore the mountain and the trails.
What kind of food and accommodation are we to expect on the trip?
The accommodation will be normal mountain accommodation with clean common toilet. Occasionally, we get attached accommodation but hard to find. These mountain lodges will offer you the best class of accommodation.
We will have several options for food. The restaurants will offer us almost every item that we get in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. The foods they offer will be better than we have in major cities. You will experience the organic flavour of food items.
How am I to communicate in case of emergency? Any communication facility?
Everest region is well covered by the network. We can get a local sim card and get access to network easily. Each lodge and guest house offers us Wi-Fi facility but for this, we have to pay the certain charge. In this way, we can connect with our family and friends. In case of emergency, we report it to the guide or the leader and the leader will find the immediate measure to solve the problem.
Can I charge my devices and have hot showers in Mera Peak Climbing trip?
Yes, you can charge your devices like cell phone and camera in every lodge or guest house you stay. But they charge you the very little amount of money. It may be like between 100-200 Nepali rupees. We better recommend you to bring own backup or extra charged battery which will be more convenient.
We say ‘Yes’. We get a hot shower all around the trip. This also costs extra money. This may vary from 2-7 dollars. But, we and our don’t allow you to take shower at the base camp because of the probable crisis in the high altitude regarding health. Rather, we provide you with a big bowl of hot water for your cleaning.
What if I am very slow in the group?
In order to avoid the slow pace of the climber, the leader will frequently counsel to walk together because the problem can be solved easily by a team. If such a situation occurs, the leader will take care of those who walk slow and his assistants will take care of the others to make the trip less strenuous.
What about drinking water facility?
We are environmentally aware and our team as well. We don’t allow our clients to use a plastic bottle for carrying water in the mountain. Rather, we request you to bring negligence metal water bottle which you can fill with boiled water. Every guest house provides boiled water which is safe to drink. This is provided without any extra charge.
Do I need the travel insurance for an emergency to join the climb of Mera peak?
We strongly suggest having all-inclusive travel insurance for this climb. We don’t expect any extremity in the mountain because our leader is well trained but in some cases, we may have to evacuate the climber from the mountain. So, in order for these situations, travel insurance is a must.
What permits do we need to be with?
We need to obtain Special Island Peak Climbing Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and TIMS for Mera Peak climbing. We, Magic Expedition and Tour will collect for your convenience.
Is it doable in winter?
Mera Peak Climbing can be done all around them, however, the winter months are chill and the climbers have to protect themselves from cold. If we do proper precautions, of course, we can do it. Many of the adventure lovers escape winter for doing Mera Peak climbing.
What is the best time to do Mera Peak?
April to mid-June during spring and September to November during autumn before the acute winter is considered to be the best time to climb Island peak. These two seasons offer the view of 360-degree mountain range and astounding landscapes.
Is there any possibility to customize Mera Peak climbing?
Yes, we can customize this trip as per the clients’ interest. We can combine Mera Peak Climbing with Everest View Trek, Everest Three Passes Trek along with Everest Base Camp Trekking and Gokyo Lake View Trekking. So, what type of itinerary do they want, Magic Expedition and Tour are always ready to customize Mera Peak Climbing Trip.