About Rapid Mera Peak Climbing
Rapid Mera Peak Climbing, as the name implies, is the most direct route to Mera Peak. If you are a beginner or aspiring mountaineer looking for a challenging but rewarding climb without much technical difficulty, Mera Peak is a great option. The climb to Mera Peak takes about 16 days and involves a gradual ascent, which allows you to acclimatize to the altitude. The route is mostly snow and ice, but there are no technical sections, so no mountaineering experience is necessary. However, it is still a challenging climb and requires a good level of fitness.
Despite being Khumbu's highest permitted trekking peak, Mera Peak is the perfect option for less experienced climbers as the trail to the summit is straightforward and less technical. From the summit of Mera Peak (6476m/ 21246ft.), you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the over-8000-meter-mountains including Mt. Everest (8848.86m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586m), etc... To name a few.
Rapid Mera Peak Climbing Route Overview
Our Rapid Mera Peak Climbing itinerary is carefully designed with a steady ascent and an extra day for acclimatization in Khare to allow enough time for acclimatization and training before the summit push. Our Rapid Mera Peak Climbing starts with an exhilarating mountain flight to Lukla. From Lukla, we hike eastward, gradually gaining altitude, and cross the Zatrwa La Pass (4,620m). We then descend to the village of Thuli Kharka. The hike to Thuli Kharka is a gradual ascent, giving you time to acclimatize to the altitude. The trail passes through pine forests, lush green valleys, and sparkling rivers until Kothe. You will also have the opportunity to see the local Sherpa people, who have been living in this region for centuries.
From ThuliKharka, we hike downward for a while till we reach Taktor and eventually reach Kothe (3,600 m), Thangnak (4,356 m), and Khare (5,045 m). The summit of Mera Peak is truly an extraordinary unforgettable experience. You will stand on top of a mountain that is over 6,000 meters high, and you will have panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu. The feeling of accomplishment is immense; you will cherish this memory for the rest of your life.
Rapid Mera Peak Climbing Summit Day
‘Congratulations on your Successful achievement’
The summit day of Mera Peak climb is typically the most challenging and exciting part of the journey. We start our ascent in the early morning, often before dawn, and make a final push for the summit. The terrain can vary, including snow slopes and possibly exposed ridges, so ropes, crampons, and ice axes may be necessary.
Reaching the summit of Mera Peak is undoubtedly a remarkable achievement. We will take your time relishing the breathtaking panoramic view, which includes the world's five tallest mountains: Mt. Everest (8,848.86 m / 29,031 ft.), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m / 28,169 ft.), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m / 27,940 ft.), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m / 27,825 ft.) and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,188 m / 26,864 ft.).
Returning back to Lukla (A Satisfying End to a Memorable Climb)
After spending some time on the summit, we will begin your descent to Khare. The next day, we descend back to Lukla. This gradual descent will help your body adjust to the thicker air and reduce the risk of altitude sickness. Climbing Mera Peak is an unforgettable experience that will challenge you both physically and mentally. It is an excellent opportunity to explore the stunning beauty of the Everest Region and to summit one of Nepal's most popular trekking peaks.
Returning to Lukla by Helicopter
Returning to Lukla by helicopter is a great way to end your Mera Peak Climbing Trek. It offers stunning views of the mountains and saves you a lot of time. The helicopter shuttle service is available from the following three Sherpa settlements: Khare, Thangnak, and Kothe. The cost starts at USD 850 for a charter flight.
Weather in the Himalaya is always unpredictable. The Himalayan region has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Each season has its own unique weather patterns, visibility, and challenges. It is important to be aware of the seasons before climbing Mera and Island Peak in the Everest region.
The best time to climb Mera Peak is during the Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May). The weather is generally pleasant and stable during these times, with clear skies and low rainfall. This makes for ideal trekking conditions, as the trails are less muddy and slippery, and the views are clearer.
Mandatory Permits for Rapid Mera Peak Climbing
To climb Mera Peak, climbers are required to obtain the following permits:
- NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) Permit
- Makalu Barun National Park Entry Permit
- Local Area Permit
Mera Peak Climbing: The Adventure of a Lifetime
Climbing Mera Peak is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to challenge yourself physically and mentally and to experience the beauty and miracle of Nepal Himalaya. The climb is not easy, but it is achievable for people with a moderate level of fitness and experience. You will need to be prepared for steep climbs, high altitudes, and challenging weather conditions.
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Bookings Open for 2023 and 2024
We are happy to announce that bookings for our 2023 Autumn and 2024 Spring and Autumn Treks to the highest permitted Trekking Peaks in the Everest Region are now open.
Good News: We have two confirmed climbers who will be doing this Rapid Mera Peak climbing on November 1st, 2023. So, if you're planning to climb Mera Peak this Autumn, this is your superb opportunity. Hurry up and book your spot to get the best deal.
We offer guaranteed departures for our Mera Peak Climbing Trip. We can customize the trip to fit your interests and needs, adjusting the itinerary, difficulty level, and number of days to your preferences. Get in touch for more details.