Mera Peak (6,476m) is a beautiful mountain where both seasoned climbers and those with a love for adventure for mountains can climb.
The bulk of Mera peak rises to the south of Everest and dominates the watershed between the wild and heavily forested valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Drangkas. Climbing to Mera peak is a venture into un- spoilt region in Nepal where the hillsides are still densely wooded and the basin is truly wild. Both the Hongu and Hinku valleys remain uninhabited although there are Kharka (pastures) in the Upper Hinku basin where Sherpa from the South, near Pangkongma, bring their cattle for grazing during the grass- growing monsoon season. The upper Hongu basin is a place piled up with massive moraines, glacial lakes and interesting peaks such as Charmlang and Baruntse.
Additionally, it offers some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, dense green forest, and high altitude climbing experience. We start this climbing trip with a hair-raising flight into the small Sherpa village of Lukla at 2,800 m. From there it is a six-day trek up to the base camp. We must keep plenty of acclimatization days to avoid altitude sickness in the mountain. We walk through some of Nepal’s most pristine Rhododendron, oak, silver fir, and birch forests and beautiful alpine lakes until we reach at our base camp at the foot of Mera Glacier. From base camp, it is a steady and steep climb up to the summit and while climbing the summit you will enjoy the awe-inspiring views of Kanchenjunga and Makalu to the east, Lhotse and Everest to the north and Cho Oyu and Ama Dablam to the west.
From the summit of Mera Peak the panoramic view of Chamlang (7319m), Kangchenjunga (8586m),, Makalu(8463m), and Baruntse in the east and the peaks of Cho-Oyu, Ama Dablam , Kangtega to the west and Everest (8848m), to the north over the massive unclimbed south face of Lhotse and Nuptse (7855m) is most beautiful in Nepalese Himalaya.