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.