Dangerous landslide areas on the Mera peak trail

There are many dangerous landslide areas on the Mera peak trail and you need to be aware of them. Ian Taylor Trekking trips go from Lukla to Poyan 2,800m/ 9,186ft onto Pangkongma 2,846m/9,337ft to Nashing Dingma at 2,600m/ 8,530ft. up to Chalem Kharka 3,600m/ 11,811ft. and finishing our acclimatization in Chunbu Kharka 4,200m/ 13,779ft. before dropping down onto the main Mera peak trail at Khote 3,600m/ 11,811ft.

Post monsoon landslide

Once we move out of Lukla are a number of well pronounced landslide areas and you always need to assess the risk before entering into these dangerous areas.

Beyond Chunbu Kharka 4,200m/ 13,779ft.

This section is beyond Chunbu Kharka 4,200m/ 13,779ft. before heading back downhill all the way into khote 3,600m/ 11,811ft. The trail goes all the way through this area so you need to be careful.


Khote 3,600m/ 11,811ft. Khote 3,600m/ 11,811ft. Khote 3,600m/ 11,811ft. Just beyond Khote 3,600m/ 11,811ft.

About 30 minutes up the route from Khote 3,600m/ 11,811ft. to Tangnag 4,360m/ 14,304ft. You enter a long and dangerous section on the trail in and out of Mera Peak. As you can see in these pictures above you need to move through all these areas as quickly as possible. You really need to be aware of these areas. I saw lots of people using earphones, unaware of the risk. One group was sitting breaking in a dangerous area and when I pointed out the risk they realized where they were sitting.

When you enter the Himalaya’s or any mountain region you need to be self sufficient and take responsibility for yourself and the team around you. Do not loiter in these dangerous areas and minimize the time you spend in them.