I have lived all my life in the plains, and did not have any experience of high altitude trekking until I was well into my twenties. That is, when I finally realized my first Mera Peak experience. Of course during my teen years, I had gone hiking with my father in low hills a few hundred miles from my hometown, but that was it. The lure of getting high up in those distant mountains remained over the years. Sitting in my office chair at a high rise building, I often contemplated over the idea. I also did a lot of research about the possibility until I came across Mera Peak in Nepal. After months of planning and preparation for this most sought-after trip, I was all pumped up to conquer the highest trekking peak of Nepal at 6461m. Read More
Home to eight of the ten tallest peaks in the world, it is only apt that Nepal is called ‘the Home of the Gods’. Conquering the majestic Himalayas can be a far-away dream of a lifetime to some while it could simply be an extreme sport, an exhilarating pursuit that offers the ultimate challenge of strength, endurance, and sacrifice for others. For those who harbor an interest in the Himalayan climb, these Short-Peak Climbing will steer beginners through their first ascent: Read More
Mera Peak (6,461m), an exciting and scenically stunning mountain, is the popular and highest trekking peak in Nepal at Khumbu Valley. Situated on the edge of famous Khumbu Region and dominated by Mt. Everest, climbing Mera peak is an opportunity to all the adventure seekers who are physically fit. Climbing Mera Peak through Amphu Lapcha Pass offers you a lifetime adventure experience in Nepal. Read More
Mera Peak (6,461m/ 21,190 ft) is a stunning mountain becoming more and more popular among trekkers and climbers as it is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. Situated on the edge of famous Khumbu Region and dominated by Mt. Everest, climbing Mera peak is an opportunity to all the adventure seekers who are physically fit. Mera Peak is a truly memorable view that you will never forget.
Here are the top 10 things to know before planning for Mera Peak climbing.
- Mera Peak climbing is a suitable challenge for anyone aspiring to climb a peak in the Everest region.
- The view from the Mera summit is one of the finest in the Himalaya with five 8,000 m peaks visible include Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho-Oyu (8201m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Nuptse (7855m) and Chamlang (7319m).
- The only qualification you need to ascend Mera peak is your excellent physical fitness and an outgoing sense of adventure.
- Although physically very demanding on account of the altitude, the climb on Mera Peak is not technically difficult, ascending snow slopes that rarely exceed 30 degrees.
- Viewed from the mountain’s upper slopes, the sunrise on Everest and Kangchenjunga is truly unforgettable.
- Mera Peak Expedition gives you the chance to climb a Himalayan peak while following a non technical route to the summit.
- The walk in initially through the virgin forest of the Hinku Valley is incredibly beautiful and provides excellent acclimatization for the peak itself.
- The trek leads though the traditional Sherpa villages of the Solu Khumbu and the blue pine and rhododendron forest trails of the Hinku Valley.
- Mera Peak Mountain is classified as a trekking peak. It contains three main summits: Mera North (6,476 meters), Mera Central (6,461 meters) and Mera South (6,065 meters).
- The first ascent of Mera Central was on May 20, 1953. The British Army officer Jim Roberts, and his Sherpa Sen Tenzing were the first people to climb Mera Central during a exploration of the Hinku and Hongu valleys in 1953. The honor of being the first to reach the true summit goes to the Frenchmen Marcel Jolly, G Baus and L Honills, who climbed Mera North in 1975.
I have no complaints about the trek.I do not expect “perfection” from organisers or clients-but as long as its 90% good,then the trip will be a success.
The key positive:
The quality of the guide and the porters (as well as their seamless interaction) in terms of helpfulness and mountain experience, always focusing on the objective of the client and never exhibiting negative attitude.This was awesome.
The equipment used even by the experienced guides,is sometimes lacking in standard.With a European perspective,there were places I would expect more security (ropes/crampons etc) but I assume this is a cultural thing in Nepal.Each region have different approaches to low and high risk scenarios.
This was probably a result of my stomach not being in good shape,but I would have hoped for a slightly more diverse menu.Ultimately,everything tasted the same-and I know this is partly due to altitude,boiling temperature,difficulty of transportation etc- but compared to treks in Latin America- there seems to be less focus on counting carbs/protein/energy etc.I do not think this was unique to the chef,who did a very good job in challenging conditions.
Thanks also to you for responding very well to questions from impatient clients etc and of course to the country of Nepal for offering such amazing scenery and hospitality.
I am going to Argentina in February and hope to be back to Nepal next October with skies.
We shot a very funny little film on the top of Mera Peak and he wanted to see it.I have just placed it on YOUTUBE and you can all see it.
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