The Highest Trekking Peak of Nepal
Mera Peak is the highest of the permitted "Trekking Peaks" in Nepal. It stands to the south of Everest and dominates the watershed between the heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Drangkas. Trek to Mera gradually builds up towards the base camp by traversing southeast through the forest and walking through the far-flung Hinku and Hongu basin before establishing a high camp on the glacier from where attempts to its summit are made.
Trekking Mera makes it a real mountaineering adventure for which effort is rewarded with spectacular scenery and ultimately one of the finest viewpoints in Nepal. Far and above the most rewarding aspect of a trip to Mera is a chance to venture into a little-visited and as yet unspoiled region of Nepal. Mera Peak offers a panoramic view of Chamlang, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, and Baruntse in the east and the peaks of Cho-Oyu, Ama Dablam and Kangtega to the west. Everest can be viewed to the north over the massive unclimbed south face of Lhotse and the Nuptse/Lhotse ridge. Under favorable conditions, it is possible to climb the peak and descend back on the same day.
Elevation 21,830feet / 6,654meters
Location Khumbu region of Nepal
Latitude 27 46' 27" North 86 54' 40" East
Longitude 27 46' 27" North 86 54' 40" East
Best season for climbing March, April, May, October, November
Year First Climbed May 20, 1953
First Climber (s) Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sherpa Sen Tenzing
Convenient Center (s) Lukla & Namche Bazaar
Nearest Major Airport Kathmandu (Minor: Lukla & Phaplu)
Itinerary Type Fixed / Customized
Accommodations Lodge / Camping
Trek grade Moderate & Strenuous
Total days: 20 + 4 24days