About Mera Peak Climbing via Panch Pokhari
Mera Peak(6476m) is claimed to be the highest permitted trekking peak in the Himalaya of Nepal. Climbing Mera Peak is considered to be technically easy compared to Island Peak or Lobuche Peak which is why, it is an excellent choice for enthusiast climbers looking for their first mountain climbing in Nepal. Adventure lovers opt for Mera Peak because of the magnificent views you will be rewarded along the trail and from the summit, we witness surreal panoramic view of over-8000-meter-mountains including Mt. Everest (8848.86m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), to name a few.
The majority of trekking and expedition companies begin their Mera Peak Climbing by flying their clients from Kathmandu to Lukla (or now from Ramechhap as KTM-Lukla flights are rerouted from Manthali). But, choosing this version of Mera Peak Climbing via Panch Pokhari doesn’t need to purchase flight tickets as we will be driving to the Trip starting point (Bung) and Trip ending point (Phaplu). By doing so, our guests will not need to stay extra nights at Lukla waiting for their flights which mostly gets delayed and flights sometimes, gets more riskier and hassling compared to driving.
Mera Peak Climbing via Panch Pokhari is a perfect blend of trekking and climbing acquiring remote trekking experience in the Hinku valley along with best acclimatization itinerary, authentic Rai ethnicity and settlements (lower solukhumbu region), their centuries old monasteries, culture and practices, etc. Passing along the villages like Bung, Khiraule and other small villages, we witness several local families harvesting corn and nurturing their cattle. Here, locals are always happy and surprised to see trekking tourists. Most of them will greet us with warm smiles and happy welcome. As this trekking route is still not influenced by modern tourism which is why this is a region that not a lot of tourists had the privilege of visiting. The trekking trail is also very easy to follow and well maintained offering us magical views of the extensive valley and the surrounding surreal Himalayan foothills. Additionally, you'll pass the beautiful alpine lakes of Panch Pokhari (the five beautiful alpine lakes) on the way to Mera Peak. These lakes are very holy and attract hundreds of pilgrims every year during the full moon festival in August. Upon reaching Kothe from Panch Pokhari, we rejoin the standard trekking trail to Mera Peak.
Mera Peak Climbing is considered technically straightforward as the snow slopes rarely exceeds 40 degrees. However, the final section to the top requires ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons, etc. Reaching upon Khare, basic training and preparation regarding the climbing will be conducted. All climbing gears and equipments will be checked by our professional climbing guide before moving to Mera Peak High camp. The summit view of Mera Peak offers probably the best views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu found anywhere in Khumbu Himalaya while the trek from Bung Mahakulung to Khare takes us through thick rhododendron and bamboo forest (upto Kothe) and explores some of the most remote and wild alpine areas of the Hinku valley. Previous climbing experience would be an advantage, but it is not mandatory since our professional sherpa climbing guides will give you training on the climbing gear, equipments and necessary skills. Although the altitude makes it physically challenging, our itinerary has been carefully designed to allow gradual acclimatization.
The best season for climbing Mera Peak via Panch Pokhari is from March to May and from September to November. December is also a nice month with clear mountain views. The duration of the Mera Peak Expedition can be lengthened or shortened according to your preference and time duration.
Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition will arrange every detail of your Mera Peak Expedition; lodge accommodation, permits, guides, food as well as all the necessary climbing and camping equipment required during the climb.
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Mera Peak Climbing via Panch Pokhari (21 Days) is a trail less traveled but the best way to acclimatize; it is the ultimate way to enjoy the beauty of the Hinku Valley and Lower Solukhumbu Region as well.
Rapid Mera Peak Climbing - 16 Days is a teahouse trek via Chhutanga and Zawtra La Pass. Price from US$ 2200 / person
Mera Peak Climbing - 20 Days Trek via Pangom route but alternative routes are also available depending upon your travel time frame. Price from US$2380 / person
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