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Mountain Name(s): Mera Peak, Пик Мера, میرا چوٹی, 梅樂峰, Der Mera Peak     Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 6476 m / 21246.7 ft     Snow line: 6000 m / 19685 ft
Summit(s): Main Summit; (6 476 m /21 247 feet)
    Prominence: 1 061 m/3 481 ft
Location: Nepal(Eastern Region);     Isolation: 7 180 km/23 556 miles
Latitude/Longitude: 27°42'32.49''N
86°52'4.011''E
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    Climbing Season(s): 01 Sep - 30 Nov;
01 Mar - 31 May;
Parent Range: Himalaya     Nearest Airport(s): Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA);
Range: Mahalangur Himal     Convenience Center(s): Kathmandu; Lukla;
First Ascent: 20/5/1953 Sen Tenzing , James Owen Merion Roberts (United Kingdom)... More     National Park(s): Makalu Barun National Park;

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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.

Description Edit

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 l
eaving 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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Location Edit

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.

Getting there Edit

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.

Asia, Nepal: Eastern Region

  • Mera Peak
  • Mountaineering - 17 Day(s)
  • 1 Sep - 30 Nov
  • Tough 
  • 0 people climbed it
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DID YOU KNOW (1) Edit Add

• 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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