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Mera Peak – The Highest Trekking Peak In Nepal

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Mera Peak is widely-regarded as the highest trekking peak in Nepal.

The trek is suited for experienced high altitude trekkers but does not require technical climbing skills. Slopes rarely exceed 40 degrees. It is an Alpine Grade F – easy – except for the final 30 or 40 metres, which are Grade PD – not very hard. Its ease is what attracts many folk to it.

On this page you will find a comprehensive and impartial guide to the Mere Peak Trek.

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Mera Peak Trek

Route Overview

Trekking to Mera Peak (21,247 feet) will see you crossing easy glacier terrain.

Although the climbing is straightforward, it is physically demanding. Heavy snow can make things much more so, as do the potential exposure to crevasses. Use of an experienced guide is important.

From the summit of Mera Peak, you will be able to see five of the six highest mountains in the world: Everest (29,029 feet), Kanchenjunga (28,169 feet), Lhotse (27,940 feet), Makalu (27,825 feet), and Cho Oyu (26,906 feet). This is perhaps the most stunning view from a Trekking Peak in Nepal. You can see as far as India!

The most appealing feature of the Mera Peak climb is the beautiful and uninhabited Hinku Valley, which is filled with a lovely forest. You will rest under mammoth magnolias and pass immaculate forests with banks of raspberries and strawberries.

The trek takes from 16 to 22 days. Outside of Kathmandu and Lukla, you will be spending most of your nights in a tent or basic tea house. Most groups camp despite there being tea houses all along the trail, a recent phenomenon. As recently as 1994, there was no more than a yak herder’s hut at Tangnag.

Please Note

The Mera Peak Trek ascends to some high altitude points. At its highest point, mera Peak, you will reach an altitude of 6,476 meters (21,250 feet). There are steep section on this trek where you will ascend very rapidly.

Therefore, it is important to have a clear understanding of the risks associated with high altitude trekking and how the body acclimatises to high altitude.

Regional Map

Mera Peak is situated on the edge of the Khumbu region, southeast of Everest.

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Recommended Map

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Mera Peak Itinerary

Below is a detailed Mera Peak itinerary. Please note that there are several Mera Peak trek itineraries that can be done.

Below we have laid out the most popular version – 21 days, leaving from Kathmandu. If you want to make your own way to Lukla then you could probably organise this with your operator or guide.

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Video Overview

A beautiful video overview of the Mera Peak Trek by Milan Helus. Celebrating with some nice whiskey at the top! The video is 08:23 long.

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Recommended Guidebook

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