Mera is the highest trekking peak climbing in Nepal. It had little off the beaten trail to approach it’s base camp. It is located in Khare, Solukhumbu District. Unlike other peaks, Mera had three different summits, i.e. Mera Central, Mera North, Mera South. Climbing grade used to be F, however after some newly formed crevasses in northern approaching route, it is alpine grade PD.
- Mera Peak Climbing Grade – F
- Mera Peak Updated Climbing Grade – PD
Location is totally different from Lukla. You won’t be climbing up toward Namche, instead going down from Lukla and take left. From Mera Peak there is a high pass named Ama Lapcha, merging in Chukung. Climbing permit is needed.
Update Nov 2015: After the recent issue, there is conflict about issuing permit, either by NMA or Nepal Immigration
Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit is not needed. You also don’t need TIMS card after obtaining climbing permits. This is pleasant climb, with multi days camping in between Base Camp and the summit.
Necessary permits for Mera Peak
- Mera Peak Climbing Permit
Note: If you are traversing Ama Lapcha and came to Lukla via Namche you will need Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit
Permit cost had been recently revised. According to the new permit regulations you need to obtain individual permit for climbing. Before it could be share among the team member. Many used to form fake group and issue the permit at cheap price. Probably to overcome this now permit system is individual. Still guide cost is shareable. Check the updated permit cost. You can also approach Mera Peak, starting from Jiri. There is warehouse in Khare for renting all necessary climbing gears. Here is an outline map for Mera Peak Climbing. Thanks to Himalayan Map House for this map.
Mera Peak Climbing Itinerary
- Mera Base Camp to Mera High Camp
- Mera High Camp to Summit and back to Mera High Camp
- Mera High Camp to Mera Base Camp and onward
This peak is best trekked in fall and spring. Teahouses in Khare is totally closed during winter, and it is not passable toward Chukung via Ama Lapcha in winter.
Mera Peak Best Climbing Time
- October to November
- April to May
Below is the oxygen table. It shows different composition of oxygen in different elevation. It could be helpful for you and you can download it for offline references in PDF format.
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Top 10 facts about Mera Peak
- Mera North, 6474 m is the highest trekking peak in Nepal
- Open peak for climbing
- Alpine grade upgraded from F to PD
- Incredible view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Choyou and Kanchenjunga
- North ridge route is the easiest and commonly used climbing route
- Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing first climbed Mera Central
- Marcel Jolly, G. Baus and L. Honills first climbed Mera North
- Longest approach from Everest Trek Trail, minimum a week!
- First ascend to Real Mera Peak that is known as Peak 41 was made on 2002 over west face with TD + grade