Mera Peak

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

Altitude 6476m, Grade 2B

The highest of Nepal’s Trekking Peaks – At 6476m Mera Peak is the highest ‘trekking peak’ suitable for anyone with little or no previous experience of using an ice axe and crampons but have a high level of fitness.

Description

A spectacular route to Mera Peak

The route we take on Mera Peak is well within the reach of regular mountain walkers with a good level of fitness. Our careful programme of acclimatisation is designed to maximise your chance of comfortably reaching this special summit.

During the course of this expedition we are constantly rewarded with fine views of world famous peaks, including the towering Everest and Lhotse. Mera Peak’s notable summit provides one of the most spectacular viewpoints in Nepal. This magical vantage point offers stunning views of five 8000m peaks, Everest and Lhotse to the north, Kanchenjunga and Makalu to the east and the majestic Cho Oyu to the west.

Mera Peak summit day

Our group will travel to High Camp for Mera Peak at 6476m and rest there. Sleep does not come easy at this altitude, especially with the added excitement of climbing a major Himalayan peak the next day, so getting up at between two and four a.m. is no hardship to team members. It is cold however, and we will aim to be fully kitted out, roped up and in a slow and steady rhythm by dawn. It can take anything from three to eight hours to reach the summit. We will move in groups of three to four clients with either a western guide or strong Khumbu Sherpa to allow people to move at their own pace. Although this is hard work the views are outstanding and the ground is easy. The descent is very quick and we will aim to reach Khare to recuperate after the summit bid.

This expedition can be extended to include the slightly more technical Island Peak (6189m) via a crossing of the Amphu Labsta Pass, returning to Lukla down the main Everest trail.

Why climb with Adventure Peaks

  • British Expedition Leader for groups of 4+ (local English Speaking Leader for less)
  • We adopt a progressive acclimatisation route AND do not cross the Zatrwa Pass in a rush to cost save
  • Experienced local support team
  • No load carrying
  • 2 days set aside for a summit attempt
  • All permit fees included in the price
  • 15% discount off the RRP on equipment and clothing purchased at the Adventure Peaks shop and online

  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader.
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite Telephone and e-mail facilities on extended expeditions at Base Camp).
  • 90 – 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchased from Adventure Peaks shop
  • Travel to and from UK airport (unless otherwise specified).
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early.
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early.
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.

Previous trip reports from Mera Peak

Mera and Island Clive R 2018 Mera and Island Peak 26th Oct - 16th November Summit success on Island Peak to add to their Mera Peak summit last week - congratulations to the team! They are now down in Pangboche.
islandpeak0072-robert-kelso Mera & Island Peak 12th October 19 - 31st October Summit Success on Island Peak!
clive roberts khare Mera & Island Peak - 12th Nov The team are now safely back in Lukla.
Views of Everest From Mera Peak Mera & Island Peak 7th April 2018 - 23rd April The team had a big day today coming over the Amphu Laptsa pass from Mera Peak and are now safely at Island Peak base camp.
alex Mera & Island Peak 24th March 2018 - 16th April Island Peak summit success!
Mera-peak-oct-17 (4) Mera & Island Peak 14th Oct 17 - 4th November Following their summit on Mera Peak, the team have come up and over the Amphulaptsa Pass towards Island Peak.
IMG_1460 Baruntse & Mera Peak 14th Oct 17 - 3rd November Summit success on Baruntse!
View from Lobuche Alice Chivers Autumn 6000m peak expeditions last few spaces - Grab your spot on a 6000m expedition this autumn - and book over the bank holiday to win a free down jacket!
island-summit-day9 Final Places available on Mera & Island Peak October 2017 - We now have just 3 places available on our Autumn Mera & Island Peak expedition departing on 14th October. Further details here
Baruntse and Mera Peak success Guaranteed Summer and Autumn Expeditions - Looking for a last minute expedition to some spectacular summits and departing soon? We still have availability on all of these trips! We also have several guaranteed 6000m and 7000m peaks for summer and autumn.
Day 1 – 2 International flight to Kathmandu
Day 3 Fly to Lukla. Trek to Poyan
Day 4 Trek to Pangkonngma
Day 5 Trek to Nashing Dingma
Day 6 Trek to Chalem Kharka
Day 7 Trek to Chunbu Khaka
Day 8 Trek to Khote
Day 9 Trek to Tagnang
Day 10 Trek to Khare
Day 11 Acclimatisation at Khare
Day 12 Climb to the Mera La
Day 13 Climb to Mera Peak High Camp
Day 14 Ascent of Mera Peak
Day 15 – 16 Spare summit days
Day 17 Descend to Khote
Day 18 Descend to Tulli Kharka
Day 19 Trek to Lukla via the Zatrwa La
Day 20 Fly to Kathmandu
Day 21 Day in Kathmandu
Day 22 – 23 Return international flight

It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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3 reviews for Mera Peak

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard Garratt (verified owner)

    I summited Mera with Adventure Peaks October 2016 and would thoroughly recommend this expedition. The scenery throughout the expedition is beautiful, none more so than when you start to climb the Mera Glacier towards high camp. The longer trek in for acclimatisation is something you will definitely appreciate not least because you get to see a better variety of scenery by avoiding retracing your steps. Chris was an exceptional group leader who exuded knowledge and skill and ensured the well-being of the group at all times. The team of Sherpas and porters were also excellent and definitely lived up to the friendly Nepalese reputation. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Adventure Peaks again; there may be cheaper operators out there but it soon became very obvious on this trip that you get what you pay for, every penny was worth it to ensure that I enjoyed the trip and had the best chance of summitting.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Simon R

    Great views on summit day and great to summit. We have really fond memories of our local crew (guides and porters).

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kevin

    Great support before the trip, kept updated with any news about it. Once in Nepal our lead guide Graham was superb. His knowledge is fantastic, his advice and guidance was invaluable and when I became ill he was there to help me through some difficult times. Graham was a great guy whose confidence and abilities were inspiring. Every day had a highlight, whether it was from inspiring panoramas, great company, supportive guides and good food.

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29th Mar 2020 - 18th Apr 2020
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28th Mar 2021 - 17th Apr 2021
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