Mera Peak owns a title- "Nepal's Highest Trekking Peak" and offers oodles of rewards to climbers and adventure seekers. One of the noteworthy rewards of embarking on an adventure to Mera peak is the incredible panoramic views of some of the highest mountains in the world including Mount Everest. Kanchenjunga (8586m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8188m) and Makalu (8485m) as seen from High camp and the summit are truly breath-taking. Mera peak climbing is quite a popular adventure in Nepal. The non-technical ascent and straightforward route to its summit make it easy for those who want to conquer and quest for their first mountain climbing in Nepal. Mera Peak Climbing in Nepal is a high altitude and non-technical climb ideal for novice and experienced climbers. That said, without proper preparation and all-embracing insights about Mera Peak Climbing, you could barely get what we mentioned the rewards earlier. On this note, we have prepared Top 10 Tips for Climbing Mera Peak.
One of the imperative calls for Mera Peak climbing or any other Peak Climbing is to pack all the quintessential gears. It is highly suggested that you double-check the gears; ask your Mountaineering Leader or do intensive research on the gear and equipment required for Mera Peak Climbing. Make sure about all the essential gears and equipment, especially your clothing-pack before you head to Nepal. However, your travel agency will help you with your packing.
Although Mera Peak Climbing is remarked as easy climbing and non-technical, it is high altitude trekking- you will be dealing with an altitude of 6,476 m. As you ascend higher, the thinner air and less oxygen at the atmosphere can result in several and severe health problems. This attitude can put your health in jeopardy. High-altitude trekking demands good preparation. Now, you might be thinking of what to do? (Check tips no.7)
Mera Peak Climbing entails sleeping in tents amidst majestic mountains and Himalayan aura. In fact, you have to rest for a couple of night intent that demands your sound health (and this will surely be an amazing experience; wake up with the mountains). Make sure you maintain good health in the camping environment- arrange your clothing and fooding accordingly that best suit camping days.
After marching from Lukla, you will head toward village settlement (above 3500m) that practice tea house owned by local people. Expect to rest and eat at the tea house. The warm hospitality of local people and their lifestyle entice everyone. Tea houses here provide basic facilities- (mostly) dormitory or twin sharing-basis bedroom, local food menus and basic refreshments. While some of the tea houses at lower altitude provides western luxury like continental food menus, hot shower, and flush toilet.
Now, this tip seems way too normal- Everybody knows this!! But we consider this tip as one of the most important tips for climbing Mera Peak. The bad weather can halt your trip and this can be a worrisome problem. And this is the reason why everyone is concerned about embarking an adventure in the best season. The best seasons for Mera Peak Climbing are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The weather remains clear and bestows balmy days which is the crux of climbing Mera Peak.
Maintain Personal Hygiene and Health- it is crystal clear, isn't it? We urge you to venture for Mera Peak with meticulous care. Your personal health is of utmost importance to you and us for a successful climb to the top of Mera Peak. Walking for hours for days can bring about many health problems if you do not maintain your health. It means that you ought to be very careful regarding your health and hygiene. Please remember to bring your personal medical kit with antibiotics. You might want to consider your personal toiletries like towel, toothbrush, and toothpaste, soap, deodorants, anti-bacterial Hand wash, and body moisturizer.
Physical Training for a couple of months prior to your trek can help you tremendously for your high altitude trekking. FYI, Mera peak climbing is graded strenuous- you have to walk through glaciers, snow, and ice at sub-zero temperatures for 5 to 6 hours each day and 8 to 9 hours on your summit day. One of the best recommendations is to consult with your doctor- make sure you have sound health for trekking. And as far as physical training is concerned, we advise you to go for aerobic activities like running, biking or swimming. You can also carry a small backpack and walk around your house or park for a few hours every day.
You know it well- there are hundreds of companies offering Mera Peak Climbing package at a competitive and lower price as well. But what matters the most is the climbing guide or mountaineering leader they employ for your climbing. The success rate of climbing is profoundly dependent on the guide and mountaineering leader. There's a huge difference in going with experienced guide and guides with comparatively less experience. In this account, we have to brag about our Veteran Mountaineering Leader, Mr Chhewang Palden Sherpa who has more than 25 years of experience and summited Mera Peak more than 100 times. That's laudable!
A well-crafted itinerary for Mera Peak integrates Acclimatization day, pre-climb training and not to mention contingency day. On your acclimatization day (Day 10) you'll spend acclimatizing and receiving pre-climb training from your climbing guide. The training prepares you for better performance with climbing equipment (ice axe, jumar/ascender, crampon, harness, descender, ice screw, etc.) and basic techniques to scale the peak. It incorporates basic skills for summiting the top of Mera Peak. Contingency day refers to a reserved day- a day saved for unanticipated complications and hurdles. A contingency day is applicable in case of flight delays or cancellations owing to bad weather.
Last but not least, be mentally prepared- be prepared for breath-taking and blissful adventure to the highest trekking peak of Nepal. Mera Peak climbing offers bountiful photography opportunities. The trekking trail up the Hinku Valley is superbly photogenic. The glaciers, high mountain passes, glacial rivers, quaint village settlements, and the local and amazing people, all await you. The panoramic views of jagged mountains as seen from the summit of Mera Peak are otherworldly. Note: you'll relish the opportunity to glance at five of the highest mountains in the world- Mt Everest, Kanjenchunga, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu.