Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal at a height of 6,462 meters. It is located at the edge of Everest Base Camp trekking. The peak offers an incomparable view of above 8,000-meter mountains including Everest, the highest mountain on the planet, Makalu (8,481m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Lhotse (8,516m), and Cho-Oyu (8,201m). It is truly an unforgettable experience to climb to the top of Mt. Mera peak and take in the astounding sight of five of the six highest mountains in the world.
Trek to Mera Peak is an adventure of a lifetime that begins with a flight to Lukla. Lukla airport is a well-paved and exciting airport in the world. Thus, even though the flight is short, it can be incredibly nerve-wracking. Once you have landed in Lukla, you will begin your ascend slowly eastward. This trek will take you through the beautiful Hinku Valley, which remains isolated and almost inhabited. A stunning valley, Hinku is filled with huge moraines, glacial lakes, and spectacular mountain views. The dense pine forest is another of its natural features. Walking through this forest is indeed an experience. After a few days of trekking through high and low valleys, you will cross Zatra La Pass after which you will reach Mera La Pass. This is where you will set your base camp for the climb to Mera Peak. For the purpose of gradual acclimatization, you will not climb to the Peak in a single day. The climb to Mera Peak thus may take two to three days after setting the base camp at Mera La Pass. You will follow the same path on your way back.
The popularity of Mera Peak Trekking is on the rise. Each year, more and more trekkers are choosing to climb Mera Peak as it offers extraordinary mountain scenery and an opportunity to venture into the unexplored and untouched land. This trek is fit for those who enjoy an adventure. Although previous mountaineering experience is not a compulsion, you have to be in good physical condition as the trek can get strenuous in a couple of places. The snow slopes rarely exceed 30 degrees keeping the ascent technically straightforward hence, the climb is not a technically difficult one. Here is the list of climbing and trekking gear, please check.
Permit and fee structure for Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in the Everest trekking region. The permit fees for Climbing Mera depend on the season to season. This permit will be issued by a registered trekking company affiliated with the NMA-Nepal Mountaineering Association. The 6,462 m Mera Peak is classified as a trekking peak in Nepal. The most common route from the North faces high-altitude glacier walking, and the South and west faces of Mera involve a more technical route. This peak welcomes 360-degree mountain views including five worlds 8000 m high Mountains: Mt. Everest (8,848m), Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,485 m), and Cho Oyu (8,201 m) and many more others snowcap peaks. The permit structures are as below.
- Winter Season (December-February):-70 USD Per person.
- Spring Season (March-May): 250 USD per person.
- Summer Season (June-August): 70 USD per person.
- Autumn Season (September-November): 150 USD Per person.
- National Park Entry Permit: 30 USD Per person.
- TIMS-Card (Trekkers Information Management Systems): 20 USD per person
The minimum duration of Mera is 13 days however, we have 3 days of base camp to base camp services as well. The best season to go on this trek is September to November and mid-March to May. An adventure-packed trek to the highest trekking peak in Nepal, climb to Meera Peak shouldn't be missed!