“Are you ready to venture beyond Nepal’s most well-known trekking routes? Join Alpine Ramble Treks and step into the clouds to conquer what’s widely regarded as the highest trekking peak in Nepal: the incomparable Mera Peak.”
Climb to the summit of the highest trekking peak in Nepal
Have you ever dreamed of reaching the summit of a genuine Himalayan mountain? Trekking in Nepal represents one of the most rewarding activities for travelers from all over the world, but there’s a certain kind of person who yearns for more. Ascending to a Himalayan mountaintop is the stuff dreams are made of: with an endless sea of white-capped summits spreading out at your feet, you’ll feel like you’re standing on top of the world. Fortunately, not all mountains are as daunting as Everest, and there are plenty of trekking peaks in Nepal that require only basic mountaineering skills. If you’ve set your sights on conquering what’s widely regarded as the highest trekking peak in Nepal, look no further than Mera Peak. This mighty mountain rises to a staggering 6,461 meters in elevation, and our challenging Mera Peak climbing itinerary will bring you to the summit and back in just 10 days.
Venture into the wilds of Nepal’s most scenic mountain wilderness
While our 10-day Mera Peak climbing itinerary begins in Lukla, our path soon diverges from the well-trodden trail to Everest Base Camp. Instead of continuing through Khumbu’s most familiar territories, we’ll embark upon an expedition into the impossibly beautiful Hinku Valley. This is an alpine wonderland that comparatively few travelers have discovered, where holy lakes rest beneath the watchful eyes of towering Himalayan mountains and picturesque Sherpa settlements lie scattered between isolated pockets of a quiet forest. We’ll take the classic approach to Mera Peak, setting out from Lukla and arriving at the mountain by coming over the high-altitude pass of Zatra La. When you first lay eyes upon Mera itself, you’ll soon understand why climbers have been drawn to its summit for decades.
What’s it like to climb Mera Peak?
While Mera Peak is known as a trekking peak, this actually represents a distinction applied by the Nepal Mountaineering Association to reflect the fees and permits associated with accessing the mountain. While you only need basic mountaineering skills for this Nepal trekking itinerary, climbing Mera Peak is a challenging adventure that will test and reward you in equal measure. This is high-altitude hiking at its finest: you’ll traverse permanently frozen glaciers, venture into little-explored Himalayan valleys, and achieve remarkable views as you approach the summit. In fact, the mountain actually has multiple summits, and there’s been some administrative debate about whether it’s really the highest trekking peak in Nepal. But make no mistake: you’ll still be ascending to a breathless 6,461 meters, where you’ll earn unbelievable panoramic views of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu. If this sounds like a mountain climbing expedition for you, don’t hesitate to contact Alpine Ramble Treks via WhatsApp at +977 9851175531.
Best Time of Year to Climb Mera Peak
Weather in the Himalayas is variable, and the best trekking seasons are usually determined by the arrival of the summer monsoon. In order to avoid the wettest conditions, many hikers travel during the spring, which occurs from February to March. However, climbing Mera Peak comes with its own set of challenges. While trekking earlier in the spring is certainly possible, the strong likelihood of snow presents additional complications and requires a heightened level of preparedness. Other trekkers might prefer to tackle Mera Peak during the autumn months of October or November when days are clear and mountain views are crisp. If you need help deciding when to travel, contact Alpine Ramble Treks: we’ll be happy to arrange a customized itinerary to plan the most rewarding adventure possible.
Mera Peak Climbing Difficulty
While Mera Peak is classified as a trekking peak, that doesn’t mean that summiting this Himalayan mountain will be a walk in the park. You’ll be trekking well above 5,000 meters in elevation for days, and you’ll be reaching a maximum altitude of 6,461 meters: this is serious alpine territory that demands physical fitness and plenty of time to acclimatize. Each day’s hike can consist of up to approximately six hours of strenuous trekking, and you’ll need some basic mountaineering skills to prepare for the toughest sections of the trail. Fortunately, Alpine Ramble Treks is here to help. We’ve prepared an itinerary that will allow you sufficient time to acclimatize, and our climbing guides are well-versed in the skills and techniques necessary to climb Nepal’s best trekking peaks. We’ve led countless successful expeditions to the summit of Mera Peak, and we’d love for you to join us on our next climb!
More Trekking Peaks in Nepal
There are lots of trekking peaks in Nepal, and if our 10-day Mera Peak climbing itinerary isn’t quite right for you, there are plenty of alternative options to consider. Our 18-day Mera Peak climbing itinerary offers additional time to acclimatize and explore the beauty of the Hinku Valley, while our 15-day Island Peak climbing itinerary will introduce you to Nepal’s most famous trekking peak. This trekking adventure can also be combined with an expedition to Everest Base Camp for a comprehensive 19-day adventure in Khumbu. If you’d prefer to climb in the Annapurna region, we also offer an exciting trek to the high-altitude summit of Dhampus Peak. But if you’re not sure which trek is right for you, don’t worry—just reach out to Alpine Ramble Treks for some free expert advice.
Mera Peak Climbing Highlights
- Cross the dramatic alpine pass of Zatra La to access the secret Hinku Valley.
- Explore crowd-free trails on your way to the summit of a bona fide Himalayan mountain.
- View some of the highest mountains in the world: Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Lhotse.
- Climb to 6,461 meters in elevation to stand at the top of the mighty Mera Peak.
- Free transfers to and from Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival and departure.
- Complimentary use of any necessary trekking equipment, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walkie-talkies, trekking poles, and an oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse.
- Fun souvenirs of your Himalayan adventure: a trekking route map, a t-shirt emblazoned with the Alpine Ramble Treks logo, and a hat!
Please note: The trekking times indicated below are approximate and are best used as general guidelines. During the Everest Three Passes Trek, you’ll be able to travel freely at your own pace.