Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak Climbing in Everest Region – 1 out of 33 popular peak-trekking / mountaineering activity in Nepal!
Mera Peak Climbing takes us to the mountainous Everest Region Trekking. In this trekking/climbing adventure, we ascent 6,476 meters (21,247 ft), to summit the peak by the same name. Mera Peak is regarded as one of the highest trekking peak of Nepal. Due to its geographical location in the area, spectacular view of Chamlang, Makalu, Baruntse, Lhotse and Mount Everest can been seen from the summit.
Mera Peak is a popular climbing destination that does not follow the standard Everest Trekking Route and requires only basic mountaineering skills (perhaps some more effort at the top). The climb is graded Alpine Grade F (easy) in the past but recently upgraded to Grade PD (not very difficult) for the final 40 meters climb. Nevertheless, the peak remains a top attraction among several trekkers and mountaineers.
Mera Peak was first successfully summited by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sherpa Sen Tenzing on May 20, 1953. Since then, the mountain summit has been one of the 33 most popular destinations for peak climbing in Nepal. Hinku and Hongu Valley add spectacular highlight to the already mesmerizing climbing activity.
Getting there, a journey through the mountains!
To reach Mera Peak, we take a flight to Lukla. From there, we head east towards Dudh Koshi River and Hinku Valley. Later, we descend and head north-east to reach Mera La (5415m). Climb South to reach Mera Peak. Return journey can be backtracked or routed towards the east as per the weather and direction of the climbing guide. Trek north towards Panch Pokhari (Five Lakes), cross Amphu Labsa Pass (5850m), and descend below (done with climbing for now!) Island Peak (6189m) towards Chuklung. Soon enough, we will find ourselves in the Everest Trekking trails, finding our way back to Lukla Airport, and fly out.
Climbing Mera Peak (Necessary Information)
Mera Peak can only be climbed from the north side. Before a few years, there was another route but a huge crevass has made an obstacle on the old route. Climb is steep and fixed climbing ropes are used to assist the ascent. The fixed ropes are arranged before every climbing season.
Mera peak requires proper climbing gears.The climbing gears includes personal accessories like crampons, boots, outfit, gloves, ropes, and so on. Similarly, tents are carried and need to be set up during the stay at the high camp. Proper sleeping materials including warm food and healthy drinks are also a necessity at such a cold region and altitude. Tea-houses are available in the lower regions throughout the trek where warm beds and good food are provided. Of course menu choices are limited but locals thrive to provide more and more service to the trekkers/visitors.
Climbing Gears for Mera Peak
Climbing gears are important aspect of climbing. For this activity, you will need climbing boots, crampons, ice axe, ice bar, ice screw, zoomer, ice axe, harness, figure of eight, safety helmet, plain and locking carabineers, prussic cord and climbing rope, and so on. If you have or can buy these on your own, it’s great. Otherwise, these can be rented under $150 US (price subject to change) from a trusted rent shops nearby our location in Kathmandu. Just let us know and we will organize everything that you will need for the activity.
At Hiking Adventure Treks, we provide reliable and quality graded climbing gears and equipment in order to provide a seamless climbing experience for our clients. Besides that, we also organize your accommodation, meals, tents and all necessary equipment required in the journey.
A certain level of fitness is required to summit Mera Peak, along with an unhindered determination. This, can be achieved through physical exercises, previous trekking experience and commitment towards the journey. We will need to stop at various spots for acclimatization to the higher altitudes and to reduce the risk of Altitude Sickness. Further, our experienced guides, Climbing experts and Sherpa staff will provide vital assistance in this climbing experience.
Safety and Tips for Peak Climbing
Your safety during any trip/treks with us is of the greatest concern to us. Our organization Policy makes it compulsory for you to get an appropriate and useful health/travel insurance that includes emergency evacuation. This will help you get the life-saving help when you need it. For us, this will help us follow our guidelines and help to keep you and the team safe. All our staff assisting you on the ground are insured against this risk. Make sure that you are hydrated and fed well during the trip. Do not hesitate to ask for help when you feel that your body is getting weak. Common altitude sickness symptoms include dizzyness, fatigue, fever and sickness. Our staff are trained to notice these symptoms among the group members. Follow the guideline set by the trek leader during climbing practise, training and the journey itself.
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