Mera Peak elevates 6,476m above sea level in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, south of Mount Everest. It is categorised as the trekking peak and is among the most popular in its category. Mera Peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. The summit offers some exquisite views of 8000m peaks, namely, Mt. Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Kanchenjunga, and several other peaks. Spring and autumn seasons are the best time to trek this mountain.
J.O.M Roberts, regarded as one of the greatest Himalayans explorers of the world, ascended to the summit of Mera Peak on 20th May 1953 along with Sen Tenzing, following the standard route. There are several routes to the top, and all of them require technical skills. However, the route from the north is suitable for trekkers with less experience. On the other hand, the western and southern-faced ascent is more challenging and suited for experienced climbers. The typical route to Mera Peak is through Zwatra La pass, situated at 4,610m. While travelling through Zwatra La Pass, one can witness the fantastic sight of antique villages with their rich traditions and cultures. Furthermore, Trekkers get to be more familiarised with the route because this route is comparatively longer.
Mera Peak Trekking is the best option for a trekker with a modest mountaineering experience. Its elevation is a challenge for a trekking peak. On the way to the top, one has to encounter high and difficult passes; however, basic technical skills of mountaineering should overcome these barriers. Trekking to the top of Mera Peak leads to real mountaineering experiences.