Duration: 20 Days
Season Oct-Nov, Mar- Apr
Max Elevation 6,654 m
Mera Peak (6,654 m) is the highest permitted trekking peak in Nepal . It stands to the south of Everest and dominates the watershed between the heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Drangkas. J.O.M. Roberts and Sen Tenzing made the first successful ascent of Mera Peak on 20 May 1953 . The route they used is still the standard route. The summit of Mera Peak provides one of the finest viewpoints in Nepal , offering a panoramic view of Chamlang, Kangchenjunga, Makalu , and Baruntse in the east and the peaks of Cho-Oyu, Ama Dablam and Kangtega to the west. Everest can be viewed to the north over the massive unclimbed south face of Lhotse and the Nuptse/Lhotse ridge. Under favorable conditions, it is possible to climb the peak and descend back on the same day.
When to climb
The typical eastern Himalayan climbing seasons apply: April-May before the monsoon, or October-November after it, more or less. I have seen some oufitters book this trip during the Christmas holiday season, but in my opinion it would be excessivly cold and dark then.
Mera Peak (6,654m.), in the heart of the Everest region, is ideal for those looking to join their first Himalayan Climbing expeditions. Thought Technically and easy climb it is a real challenge to reach the Summit of Nepal's Highest Trekking Peak .