Mountain

Mera Peak (6 476 m / 21 247 ft)

Parent Range: Himalaya
Activity type: Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing
Summit(s): Main Summit (6 476 m /21 247 feet)
Elevation: 6 476 m / 21 247 ft
Cost of climbing: N/D
Image of Mera Peak (6 476 m / 21 247 ft)
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Facts

Mountain Name(s):
Mera Peak, Пик Мера, میرا چوٹی, 梅樂峰, Der Mera Peak
Elevation:
6 476 m / 21 247 ft
Summit(s):
Main Summit (6 476 m /21 247 feet)
Activity type:
Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing
Location:
Asia, Nepal: (Eastern Region)
Starting Point:
Parent Range:
Range:
First Ascent:
20/5/1953 Sen Tenzing , James Owen Merion Roberts (United Kingdom)
Geology:
Tectonic
Snow line:
6 000 m / 19 685 ft
Prominence:
1 061 m / 3 481 ft
Isolation:
7 180 m / 23 556 ft
Climbing Season(s):
01 Sep-30 Nov;
01 Mar-31 May;
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Location

Asia, Nepal: (Eastern Region)

Route

Location: Asia, Nepal: Eastern Region

Claimed by: 2 people

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    Classic climbing route on relatively low for the Himalayas, but high by world standards, peak. Mera Peak is second only to Island Peak (6,173 m) in popularity with nearly 6,000 people attempting it between 2006 and 2010.  Its popularity comes from the fact that five of the world’s 14, 8,000 m mountains are visible in the near distance from the summit and getting to the summit from base camp is considered not much more than a mountain walk across a crevassed glacier.
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    Mera Peak is officially considered the highest of trekking peaks in Nepal. It is extremely popular - it is high - much higher than most peaks in America and any mountain in Europe, but at the same time it is not technically difficult. Measure peak earlier categorized as F (Facile / Easy) class summit, but due to the formation of cracks in the final 30-40 meters the grade rose to the category PD (Peu difficile/not very hard). However its high altitude must be respected, and acclimatisation must be done at the recommended pace ideally reaching the summit 12 days after leaving Lukla. Many people fail to reach the summit because of this – there is no quick way to climb a mountain of this height. In addition the Mera Peak trek is superb in it’s special beauty - the Hinku and Hongu valleys are spectacular Himalayan wilderness. There is an amazing panorama of five of the six highest peaks in the world: Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Mera contains three main summits: Mera North (6,476 m/21,247 ft); Mera Central (6,461 m/21,198 ft), and Mera South (6,065 m/19,898 ft), as well as a smaller "trekking summit", visible as a distinct summit from the south but not marked on most maps of the region. On the north side of the mountain are the simplest and most popular climbing routes through Mera La (5415m) pass – mostly the way lies through high altitudes snow closed glaciers without crapes. From the pass Mera La you can see a panorama of Kanchenjunga, Chamlang, Makalu, Baruntse, Everest, Lhotse South, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu and Kangtegu.
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    Mera Peak lies 30 km to the south of Everest and 10 km to the north-east of the airstrip at Lukla, standing prominently between the wilderness valleys of Hinku and Hongu.
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    By far the majority of climbers heading into the Khumbu region take the short flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where the trek starts.
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    There are permits required. These can be arranged by yourself or the firm that you hire to support your team.
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    Anyone who has climbed Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak at 5895m, can consider themselves in a good position to have a go at Mera Peak.

     

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Last update: Slava Shevtsov (27 Jun 2018) • History

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