All you Need to Know About Climbing Mera Peak

Mera Peak is a classic peak to climb in the Himalayas.  With some of the most stunning views and an with our unique itinerary, an ‘off the beaten path’ route, this is therefore one of the great Himalayan adventures!  Here are some important links and pages for you to review before climbing Mera Peak.

There are different routes into Mera Peak, and after years of running this trip, we have designed the best itinerary for you. We have more acclimatization along with the most scenic route.  Thus, giving our clients the best chance of successfully reaching the summit.  The following post has all our important Mera Peak pages in one place to help you have the correct information in the decision making process. Ian has climbed Mount Everest to the summit,  led over 35 treks to Everest Base Camp, and climbed Mera Peak 6+ times.  Check out our upcoming climbing dates.

Why Climb Mera Peak

We are big fans of getting off the beaten track on treks, and that can be hard to do in Nepal. We like to have more interesting route, more acclimatization and better support and safety in place. Our unique itinerary give you amazing trekking in the lower Khumbu or Mount Everest region, passing by villages very few people visit. We hike onto the main Mera Peak trail eventually, but spend more time acclimatizing and training for the Mera Peak Glacier. Once we move higher on the trail, we have three nights in Khare,  two nights in Mera Peak Base Camp and one night in Mera Peak High Camp. Our itinerary give you the best mix of safety, trekking, culture and remote Himalayan trekking.

Important Mera Peak Pages

1). Pick the best acclimatization itinerary for your Mera Peak climb

2). Get training and learn the best way to prepare for climbing Mera Peak

3). Get FREE constant advice from our professional team

4). Have the right clothing and gear for your Mera Peak climb

5). Pacing each day on the trail is critical to success on Mera Peak

6). Why hydration is critical at high altitude and in low oxygen environments

8). What sort of food will I get on the trek and Mera Peak climb

9). Read our Top 10 Tips for a successful Mera Peak climb

10). What vaccinations should you consider for your Mera Peak climb

11). What type of trekking boots should you have for your Mera Peak approach

12). What type of mountaineering boots should you consider for climbing Mera Peak

13). What Helicopter evacuation cover do I need for your Mera Peak climb

14). Here are the Daily Distances on the trek in and out of Mera Peak

Mountaineering Skills

One of the important elements of your preparation will be gaining mountaineering skills. You do want to be competent in basic mountaineering skills, and taking a Winter Mountaineering course is a good idea.  We offer training trips in Scotland, where you can gain all of the skills needed on Mera Peak. Wen on the climb to Mera Peak, we do include plenty of time to learn those skills needed when we are acclimatizing in Khare and in Mera Peak Base Camp.  However, the more competent you are in these skills before you come on the trip, the more comfortable you will be when on the glacier.

Views Along the Trail to Mera Peak

The Most Unique Itinerary

The first thing you need to do is pick the right itinerary.  There is no ‘one size fits all’ to high altitude, and you need to have as much acclimatization in the critical points of the trek. You need 3 nights acclimatization in Khare on the way up the trail. Also, our trips spend two nights at the Base Camp before heading to High Camp.  This addition to the itinerary is vital to a safe, enjoyable and successful experience in a low oxygen environment.

During the time we are in Khare, we will use one full day practicing our mountaineering skills, and another day spending acclimatizing up to 5,350m/ 17,552 feet.  It is also important to spend 2 nights in Mera Peak Base Camp at 5,350m/ 17,552 feet and additional night at High Camp at 5,800m/ 19,029 feet. We carry up water, tents and all equipment and food needed for the climb. If you attempt Mera Peak from Khare, and move up to High Camp, then you are increasing your level of fatigue and altitude sickness. This is the biggest mistake you can make. DON’T DO IT.  You will need all your energy to climb safely high on this mountain. Do take extra days in Khare and use the Base Camp, before moving to High Camp.

The Trek into Mera Peak

Learn From Experts

Breathing techniques, low heart rates, excellent hydration and pacing are all critical to be safe and successful on your ascent of Mera Peak. Getting in the right physical preparations for this journey is also going to be essential.  You will need excellent physical conditioning to be able to walk up and down hills with a weighted backpack at high altitude. We can help you with this. DROP US AN E-MAIL today and sign up to one of our trips, then get access to the people who have climbed Mera Peak many times.

Camping in Khote on the Mera Peak Trail

Supporting the Local People

Support a company who has invested in Nepal. We helped to set up the Goli Village Trust after the 2015 earthquake. We have our own full time staff on the ground in Kathmandu and we only run a quality service on all our trekking and mountaineering itineraries. CONTACT US and we can explain how we operate in Nepal. Our videos are the most watched on You Tube because we have the best information! Read some reviews from our climbs.

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