• Last Updated on Jun 28, 2022

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Mera Peak Climbing, an exciting and adventurous journey to scale the highest peak permitted for climbing in Nepal, takes you to the south of Everest, at the edge of the Khumbu region. Mera Peak was first summited by Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tensing in 1953 and is preferred by trekkers who want to experience snow hiking and climbing. The trail passes through Sherpa settlements in the Khumbu region, where grazing yaks and cooking on fire from yak dung is ordinary.

The trek begins after an early morning flight to Lukla(2800m), from where we walk to Chhutenga and stay overnight. In the subsequent days, the slow gain in elevation as we move through Khothey, Tagnak, and Khare helps us acclimatize. Crossing the Mera La pass, we reach the Mera Peak Base Camp and ascend further to the High Camp(5750m). Mera Peak(6654m) is technically an easy climb, and the slopes seldom exceed 40 degrees. However, crevasses at places demand alertness. The rise could be challenging after a fresh snowfall. The classic snow ridge that guides us to a steep slope takes a strenuous 50 meters before reaching the top. The panorama formed by Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, and other peaks is magnificent and rewarding to the climb. We take the same route back to Khare and return to Lukla, the starting point of our trek.

Mera has three summits, among which we climb the highest one. The trek is physically demanding due to high altitude gain. However, Mera Peak is an easy endeavor. A gradual ascent through beautiful valleys and rural Sherpa communities aids acclimatization and makes for a pleasurable journey. Views of the 8000m peaks Everest, Cho-Oyo, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga, including several other peaks, are outstanding from Mera La onwards.  

Kusum KC

Kusum KC

I am Kusum, a content writer for one of the most reputed travel agencies"Mountain rock treks & expedition Pvt Ltd." I have a great passion for writing about new places and learning about the place at the same time. I am enrolled at the Kathmandu school of law, as an undergraduate in the faculty of law. Most recently, I have been engaged in writing web content, introducing new places to the tourist out there. 

 My passion for learning new things drives me to take on new experiences. I choose law as it was my ideal profession since I was about seven years old. I have already experienced three years of journey in law by taking law as a major in 12th standard. Besides law, It is my luck to join the tourism industry. I would love to be able to create more quality content for our readers. Being a student of law, Nepalese cultures, traditions and ethnicity is the main subject matter for my course which guides me to introduce it to our foreign visitors.