Mera Peak

Elevation (feet): 21,246
Elevation (meters): 6,476
Continent: Asia
Country: Nepal
Latitude: 27.709167
Longitude: 86.868333
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Sep, Oct, Nov
Year first climbed: 1953
First successful climber(s): J.O.M. Roberts, Sen Tenzing
Nearest major airport: Lukla
Convenient Center: Lukla

Thanks to Zitha KRAEMER-BA and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Mera Peak lies within the relatively unhabited Hinku and Hongu valleys south of Mt Everest. At 6476m, it is the highest non-expedition peak in Nepal. The walk towards the summit is very long but never really steep; the last 15 to 30 minutes just before the summit are steep.

Thanks to Zitha KRAEMER-BA for this description.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 55 trip reports for Mera Peak.

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  • Log #22443 - by Sven Sjöberg on Oct 31, 2013
    Acclimation climbing before Mt Baruntse
  • Log #22050 - by Pep Pons on Aug 16, 2010
    This year we planned an expedition in order to show the region to my friends Cristina and Txus (my climbing colleagues since 2004). The planning was first the Mera Peak, cross the Amalapcha Pass and...
  • Log #22043 - by Pep Pons on Aug 13, 2010
    First summit to the Mera Peak alone (+ 2 sherpas and 11 porters!).
  • Log #21263 - by Anthony Wirth on Apr 23, 2008
    Great day. Stayed at High Camp overnight and summitted early the next day in perfect conditions. Got great video footage of the day and watching brings back fantastic memories.
  • Log #21095 - by Lynn Emerick on Nov 29, 2007
    Climbed with KE Adventure. 12 of 12 of us made the summit in near-perfect conditions. An amazing experience!
  • Log #20771 - by dunk avery on May 09, 2007
    10 out of 11 made it to the top. Long hard slog summit day but well worth it. Great views.
  • Log #18896 - by Robert Sulej on Feb 14, 2006
    There is no difficulties in a clear weather (except the famous cold on this mountain). Even the last 10 minutes to the summit are not so tricky as some might say. It is a short snow climb (70 degree)...
  • Log #18827 - by Tom Tyson on Oct 20, 2005
    Youngest summiter - I am age 11 years Hard work but really good view
  • Log #11002 - by Corinne Barat on Nov 05, 2004
    All 6 members of our team summitted on a beautiful but cold and very windy morning: tired but happy. Stunning views of Everest, Lhotse and so many other peaks. An unforgettable experience! Be careful...
  • Log #11004 - by Anatolian Adventures on July 23, 2004
    EVEREST BASE CAMP & MERA PEAK EXPEDITION DATE: October 8 - November 5 Total Days : 28 Days Trip SPECIAL PRICE: 2,100 USD Mail to climb@anatolianadventures.com for the details CLIMB SAFE / EVER...
  • Log #11005 - by Pepmueller on May 22, 2004
    Summitted on a cold but beautiful October morning. Used fixed rope to get around the crevasse and climb the final 150 feet to the summit. The summit was the culmination of an incredible adventure....
  • Log #11006 - by jelte on Jan 26, 2004
    I am planning to climb Mera Peak in October 2004.I will climb through Wilderness Experience, a Nepal based organisation.Does anybody have any experience with this organisation?please let me know!...
  • Log #11007 - by Glenn Wilks on Dec 23, 2003
    Set off from High Camp at 3.30 and summited at 7.00am with Pete McCombie, and Rinji Sherpa. Very cold and windy but stunning views.
  • Log #11008 - by Sebastian Weigle on Nov 26, 2003
    Beautiful high camp after a very rewarding trek.
  • Log #11009 - by Rowan Castle on Nov 18, 2003
    We set off from high camp at 4 a.m., and made it to the summit at just after 10 a.m. The weather was completely clear and the views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Chamlang and Kangchenjunga...
  • Log #11010 - by Tom Hanna on Sep 25, 2003
    Excellent trip, climbed the 6476m Mera with Green Lotus Trekking. Our group had one Aussie, one Brit, two Belgians and an Israeli. All summitted on a clear cold day. Green Lotus took the scenic...
  • Log #11011 - by Bryan Atkins on June 12, 2003
    What was I fucking thinking!!!!! However, now it's done and the pain has disappeared it was the greatest experience of my life. Summiting does take all the pain away believe me. My fellow mates on...
  • Log #11012 - by Armando Corvini on June 06, 2003
    Mera 2003 World Peace Australian Expedition Five menbers, Natarsha Jazepczyk, Chris Battisson, Barry, Shirley, Matthew Jordan, Armando Corvini, Leader. Only four members reached 6400mt. just below...
  • Log #11013 - by Richard on June 05, 2003
    Read my photo narrative at my website. We had the best weather we could wish for, and got up the mountain in little over three hours from the usual high camp by the rock outcrop. The best advantage...
  • Log #11014 - by David Breed on June 03, 2003
    Four of us summited Mera-Dawa Sherpa-(climbing Sherpa),(Nepal), Tendi Sherpa-(Sirdar),(Nepal), David Breed,(Kenya/U.K.),Scott Cunningham,(Canada). We climbed Mera via the standard route from Khare...
  • Log #11015 - by Zach Hessler on May 09, 2003
    A nice non-technical Himalayan Summit. Unless you're an experienced soloist very familiar with crevassed terrain, teams and crew should be roped up, though many don't. Beware the discount trips from...
  • Log #11016 - by Yip Seck Hong on Feb 24, 2003
    Climbed Mera Peak more than 11 years ago. Still remember cold hands and feet at 3.00 am in the morning before moving off from high camp. A good peak to gain Himalayan climbing experience.
  • Log #11017 - by stephen pascoe on Dec 09, 2002
    a must see,must do.pera and it's country side reminds me of home
  • Log #11018 - by Henrik Enevold on Nov 27, 2002
    Started from high camp at 0300 at night with -30 C. 100 % success as three norwegians + one sherpa reached the summit at 0815 in the morning. Spectacular weather and spectacualar views! Great trip -...
  • Log #11019 - by Matt Guest on Nov 20, 2002
    A good introduction to high altitude, though modest by Himalayan comparisons. Given good conditions it is technically straightforward and the summit views are sensational.
  • Log #11020 - by Wiz on Nov 14, 2002
    Was a fun climb. Did it as a sidetrack from trek to Everest base. We(myself and a friend) did a 4 day round trip from Lukla(pushed it). We were the only people in the valley it seemed.
  • Log #11021 - by Casper Lange on Nov 11, 2002
    When I reached High Camp, I knew that I was going to make the summit the next day. In very cold and windy conditions (chill to -35) we started off 03:30 with 12 of our 16 team members. At 10:00 we...
  • Log #11022 - by sandy saunders on May 29, 2002
    Brilliant 11 day trek into Khare base camp via Surkee, Ek Rate and Hinku Valley. Snowed on for two days, then strong winds delayed us yet again. Finally went to High Base Camp and started our ascent...
  • Log #11023 - by Tina Mendoza on May 29, 2002
    Wholly crap, what was I thinking?! Amazing experience all the way around. The views, the people, the blisters, the need for McDonalds, the chilly mornings, the fact that I made it through the night...
  • Log #11024 - by Tim Grimsditch on May 27, 2002
    We had an excellent team from Equator Expeditions supporting us and both climbers summited. Frankly the ascent was far too fast, we were up there within 6 days of Lukla, so the Diamox came in very...
  • Log #11025 - by Armando Corvini on May 25, 2002
    this was my second expedition as a leader to climb the summit route, first unsucceful 1998. the AUSTRALIA MERA PEAK 2000 succesfully to the summit CHRIS HALLAN, GRAHAM FRANKLIN BROWNE TENZING SHERPA...
  • Log #11026 - by Markus Walter on Feb 26, 2002
    One of the most beautiful views I've ever seen! And nobody there for kilometres to disturb the silence during all the days there. December is a great season to do this trip, if the weather is stable...
  • Log #11027 - by Dean Burton on Feb 18, 2002
    Clear blue skies and no wind on summit day with superb views all around. Thanks to Jagged Globe and the rest of the team for making a dream come true. 8 summiteers out of the group.
  • Log #11028 - by Burl Daniel on Dec 27, 2001
    Great climb; nothing real technical on normal route approach from the north, just the debilitation of altitudes above 17,000'. Very windy and white out at appx. 17,500' in the saddle on approach so...
  • Log #11030 - by Bob Dumont on Nov 30, 2001
    Wonderful weather while climbing we took 12 hours to go up and down using Diamox.Nobody went ill and all the group ( 10 ) went up.The trek in the Hinku valley and the ascent of the Mingbo-la was...
  • Log #11031 - by Anthony Kelly on Nov 18, 2001
    Snowed in Khare (and Lukla). High Camp (5800m) very windy. Reached summit at aprox 09:15. Bit of a wind but clear sunny sky.
  • Log #11032 - by Ron Eskoz on Nov 09, 2001
    Did this pk. at the end of the Gokyo/Everest Trek back in 1981. Remember the Hinku valley as being very remote and not widely traveled. Our group had a great summit day with stunning 360% views of...
  • Log #11033 - by Clint Mighell on Sep 20, 2001
    part of a world expeditions trip 3 out of 5 of our group summitted.a dream come true!
  • Log #11034 - by Kevin Donovan on June 03, 2001
    Part of a 10 member World Expeditions group. 100 % summited including our cook! Excellent conditions for an alpine start. No wind, full moon, no lights needed, excellent snow conditions and not a...
  • Log #11035 - by Malcolm Pierce on May 25, 2001
    Part of a 12 person group with Peregrine Travel. A fantastic trip and extremely well organised by Peregrine. Highlight was the summit with clear and awesome views of the Everest range. A tough climb...
  • Log #11036 - by Joachim Denk, Andres Ucke on Mar 23, 2001
    We were very lucky with the weather - the view from the summit was fantastic. Temperatures at high camp dropped well below -20 degrees centigrade, so bring a good sleeping-bag and warm shoes: Andres...
  • Log #11038 - by Catherine & Kevin Davies on Mar 22, 2001
    Physically demanding climb from both base and high camps. However, the views, experience and sense of achievement are hard to match. Trek group was with "Peregrine".fantastic guides,...
  • Log #11039 - by Benny on Jan 24, 2001
    8 of 12 on the summit. Nicest view a trekker can find in the Himalaya's. Organised by TE VOET.
  • Log #11040 - by Walt Jeter on Jan 05, 2001
    A very mellow climb, technically speaking, but a very conspicuous lack of O2. I would recommend this mountain to anyone with or without climbing experience. One word of caution, a member of our team...
  • Log #11041 - by Brice on Nov 29, 2000
    Even though this is not the real Mera peak, my wife and I had a fun climb up from the high camp. It was quite cold until the sun came up, as it was windy as well. The standard route is just a walk...
  • Log #11042 - by Tony Hall on Nov 07, 2000
    Very cold but clear. All 5 summited, including 3 on skis -Ted & Mark from London and Dave Green the OTT guide.Back into the Khumbu over the exciting Amphu Labtsa pass.
  • Log #11043 - by Nic Wilson on Oct 11, 2000
    A group of youngster, we didn't quite make the summit (250 m short), but we had a damn good attempt. The full story with photos can be found on the web.
  • Log #11044 - by Petri Kaipiainen on Aug 07, 2000
    Sorry, all you "Mera" climbers out there: this peak is not the Mera Peak listed in the Nepalese trekking peak list. Two reasons: Wrong height (6476, should be 6654 m), wrong place (N 27°42'24" and E...
  • Log #11045 - by John Sutton on May 31, 2000
    Tough walk up from Mera La on summit day (with sprained ankle from Tule Kharka!) Best sunrise ever over Kanchengunja as we approached the 'nipple". Nearly got lost in the fog on way down to Mera...
  • Log #11046 - by Greg West on May 27, 2000
    A straight forward hike to the summit, not technical but physically demanding. One of the best views in all of Nepal,from the summit.
  • Log #11047 - by Borislav Dimitrov on Mar 09, 2000
    INTERNATIONAL EXPEDITION- MERA PEAK(6654), BARUNTSE(7129),AMA DABLAM(6812) The expedition is organized by Borislav Dimitrov, who has already hold 9 expeditions in Himalaya. This expeditions is...
  • Log #11048 - by Bruce McLaren on Jan 19, 2000
    Absolutely fabulous, stunning views, cold and hard work. Thanks to Equator Expeditions, Kathmandu
  • Log #11049 - by Mike McCarthy, Rock n' Ice Adventures on Jan 18, 2000
    We have what we believe is the "first" millennium expedition to Mera Peak and then across the Amphu Labtsa to Island Peak. It's our Millennium Twin Peaks Expedition. Check out our website...
  • Log #11051 - by Petri Kaipiainen on Sep 03, 1999
    A fast walk (4 hours) up the glacier with Ang Dawa and Babu Chhiri Sherpa to the summit. This was Babu's first trek and his first summit. 2 hours back to the Mera La and then down. nice'n easy...
  • Log #11052 - by Zitha KRAEMER-BAUM on Aug 20, 1999
    Mera Peak was my first mountain over 6000m. With great difficulty I reached the summit, in splendid weather conditions, but unfortunately I was ill with a flew and light mountain sickness. Our 2nd...