How easy is it to climb Mera Peak?
Mera Peak is considered an “easy” 6000m peak. For many people, it is the first mountain that they climb in Nepal. Relative to other mountains in the Himalayas, Mera Peak is not especially difficult. That is not to say that it is not physically challenging. Climbing Mera Peak requires mental and physical stamina, but it is something that most fit hikers/climbers can accomplish.
Where can we get the Mera Peak climbing trek details?
A great resource for researching a Mera Peak expedition is SummitClimb’s website. Their page on Mera Peak can be found here:https://www.summitclimb.com/trek/mera-peak-trekking-peak/
Why do expedition seekers choose Mera Peak?
There are many good reasons to climb Mera Peak. It is a great “beginner” mountain that allows new climbers to experience climbing at very high altitude. Mera Peak is also a great place to refine skills and acclimatize for larger peaks. It is very common for people wishing to climb Baruntse to climb Mera Peak as part of their acclimatization program. Most importantly, the view from the top of Mera Peak is perhaps the best in Nepal. From the summit, climbers can see Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, and dozens of other peaks in Nepal and Tibet.
Why is Mera Peak considered as a trekking peak?
In Nepal, mountains between 5800 and 6476 meters above sea level are considered trekking peaks. The term “trekking peak” refers to the type of permit that is required to climb the mountain, and is not a description of the difficultly of the climb. For example, Mera Peak requires crossing glaciers and ascending steep terrain on a fixed rope. While this mountain is considered “easy” by mountaineering standards, it is certainly more challenging than just a “trek.”
Which is the best time to climb Mera Peak?
The best time to climb Mera Peak is in the fall, when tea houses have opened for the season and weather is at its best. Most people climb Mera Peak during October.
What is the cost to climb Mera Peak?
The price of a full service expedition to Mera Peak is $3,850