is officially the highest among all 18 permitted trekking
peaks. Mera Peak rises approx. 11 ikilometers to the
south of Mt. Everest. Climbing Mera Peak is moderately
challenging, and for many first-time Nepal climbers
Mera Peak offers a thrilling opportunity to try some
Himalayan rock and ice. The climb is not too technical
except you will need good adaptation to altitude and
some basic experience with climbing equipment, including
ice axe and crampons.
As always, the key to a successful trip at high altitude
is a slow start and plenty of time to acclimatize.
The approach trek up to Mera Peak gives us the opportunity
to explore both the rich Sherpa culture and the wilderness
areas of the Hinku Valley. The trek can be started at
Phaplu airstrip, Lukla airstrip or Tumlingtar airstrip
after 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu. Our trekking
staff will meet you at any of these remote airstrips.
We will walk through lush green hills, forests of rhododendrons
and bamboo, and deep river gorges. Our Sherpa staff
will set a base and high camps to allow preparing for
the summit and resting.
The trek and climb of Mera Peak is fully supported
with everything we need for each day. Our Sherpa climbers,
if necessary, can train less experienced (but physically
fit) trekkers on how to use ice axe and crampons. Our
responsive Sherpa staff will make sure that the fixed
rope is set up properly, and assist all the climbers
to reach the summit.
Our Sherpa family guides are well trained in both ice
and snow climbing; most have been climbing high peaks
for at least 15 years. Some of those high peaks include
Everest, Makalu, Dhaulagiri and KanchEnjunga. Yak Tail
Treks family trek and guide staff are well trained,
responsible, pro-safety, and pro-security.
As a small Sherpa family-operated trekking company
with low overhead, Yak Tail Treks is able to serve individuals
and small groups on flexible schedules. Our family staff
guide treks and climbs not only at peak season, but
all year round, weather permitting.