2. Mera Peak Expedition

Mera Peak Expedition

 

 

 

Mera peak

Mera Peak Summit Approach

 

Expedition Overview

 

Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. It is situated on the edge of the famous Khumbu Region, which is dominated by Mount Everest. Although very high, Mera is a straightforward climb and is frequently ascended by groups and individuals whose only climbing qualifications are that they are fit and have an out-going sense of adventure.

Mera Peak Technical

Mera Peak Technical

 

The Mera Peak remains a popular destination due to its easy standard route, which requires only basic mountaineering skills to achieve an altitude considerably higher than a European or North American peak. For many years the climb was Alpine Grade F (Facile / Easy), but due to recent summit block changes the final 30-40 meters has become Grade PD. The Mera Peak Trek is still superb. The Hinku and Hongu valleys are spectacular Himalayan wilderness.

 

 

Mera Peak Trek

The GEC Mera Peak climbing itinerary has been carefully designed to trek the longer and less trodden trails with gradual ascents to ensure all climbers have proper acclimatization. We are confident that by this longer route you will achieve it. After an exciting flight to Lukla, the team begin the Mera Peak trek via the remote region of the Hinku valley of Pangkongma and Panch Pokhari on our way to base camp. To make the summit day shorter and enjoyable, we set our high camp at 5800 meter on a rocky shelf behind a large vertical rock, which provides some degree of shelter. The panoramic view seen from our Mera High Camp is truly breathtaking and probably one of the best of its kind.

Mera Peak Panorama View

 

Expedition Itinerary 

 

  • Day 01 –   Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 02 –  Morning fly to Lukla (2804 meters) trek to Chutok (2800 meters) 3 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 03 –  Trek to Pangkongma (2950 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 04 –  Trek to Nigmsa (Shibuche) (2745 meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 05 –  Trek to Chetrakhola (3150 meters) 7-8 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 06 –  Trek to Khothey (3600 meters) 6-7 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 07 –  Trek to Tangnang (4350meters) 4-5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 08 –  Acclimatization and Rest day at Tangnang.
  • Day 09 –  Trek to Khare (5045 meters) 4 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 10  –  Trek to Mera La (5415meters) and Base Camp (5300m) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 11   –  Climb Base Camp to High Camp (5800meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 12  –  Summit to Mera peak (6654meters) and then return to Khare (4900meters) 10 hours.
  • Day 13  –  Spare day in case of bad weather. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 14  –  Trek to Khothey (3600 meters). 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 15  –  Trek to Thuli Kharka (4200 meters) 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 16  –  Trek to Lukla (2804 meters) 7 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 17  –  Morning flight to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 18 – Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

 

 

INCLUDES  &  EXCLUDES

 

Refer to Page – INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

 

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST

 

The personal equipment checklist will be a different from Hiking and Trekking equipments. Refer to Page – PERSONAL EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST. Here are some of the important ones.

 

  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Ice Axe
  • Carabiners Screwgate (4)
  • Descender / Abseil Device (Jumar)
  • Figure of Eight
  • Prussic Loops
  • Helmet
  • Slings (2)
  • Double Boots / Mountaineering Boots
  • Clothing – Down Jacket
  • Gloves – Warm / Down
  • Gloves – Down Mitten
  • Pants – Down Pants
  • Socks – Mountaineering / Alpine
  • Balaclava
  • Snow Goggles
  • Refer to the dedicated page for more detail information on personal equipment checklist. Some of the gears are available in the GEC Pro Shop. 

 

 

Mera Peak View

Mera Peak View

 

Fixed Rope

A fixed rope is a rope anchored in place to assist climbers in movement over difficult terrain. Its simplest form is a rope tied off on the top of steep terrain. As terrain becomes steeper or more difficult, fixed rope systems may require intermediate anchors along the route. Moving on a fixed rope requires minimal equipment. The use of harnesses, ascenders, and other technical gear makes fixed rope movement easier, faster, and safer. Mera Peak Expedition will involve fixed rope at Summit Approach. 

 

 

 

The Summit Approach

 

The climbing summit day starts early in morning and we approach the Mera peak top by the northern route – this involves gradual climb with an outstanding mountain panorama always in sight. The view from the summit is one of the finest in the Himalayas with five spectacular 8000 meter peaks visible. Mt.Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Kanchenjunga (8586m) as well as Nuptse (7855m) and Chamlang (7319m) – an unforgettable experience. We trek out to end the challenging expedition trip of Mera peak climbing, an adventure journey of lifetime in the Himalaya.

 

 

Mera Peak view from summit

The view from the summit of Mera Peak in Nepal. One of the most beautiful 6500 meter peak in the himalayas.