This peak is officially the highest of Nepal’s permitted Trekking peaks. Rising to the south of Sagamartha and dominating the watershed between the wild and heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Drangkas, Mera is not truly speaking part of the Khumbu Himal. The Mera ascent is technically straight forward however after a heavy fall of snow or when the maze of crevasses are open, the way can be long and demanding. There is also of course the pleasure of going above 21000ft.
Mera Peak is one the most popular of Nepal’s 18 “Trekking peaks”. For the trekker, the walk from Lukla Bazaar through the Sherpa country of the remote Inkhu Valley is an unforgettable memory & experience, offering superb scenery and abundant wildlife – including rumored sightings of the legendary Yeti. About 700 foreigner visitors climb the 6,654m. Mera Peak each year, an achievement which requires mountaineering skills and a special permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association.