The Mera Peak has not one, but three summits! The first one is the North Mera Peak, which is the highest (6,476m), the Central Mera Peak is the second highest (6,461m) and the third is the South Mera Peak (6,064m). Most people do not realise that they have not technically summited the mountain unless they reach the North Mera Peak point.
Route & Requirements:
Anybody attempting this trek should have a very good fitness level, because you will be expected to carry your own backpack. The toughest part of the trek will be a 20-km steep incline, after which the altitude increases gradually. Trekkers will have to cross the Zatr La Pass at 4,610m, from where you can see (on a clear sky day) four of the five highest peaks in the world – Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu. This trek will give you a taste of basic mountaineering, even though you will not be using ice axes and jumars. The Mera Peak Base Camp is at 5,554m, which is higher than the Everest Base Camp at 5,380m. The best time to do this trek is in April.
The Mera Peak trek should cost you roughly up to Rs.1,00,000 for 2 weeks, including your flight tickets to Nepal. The cost varies with different travel companies. Trekkers are required to have permits to climb the peak. You should ask for a detailed list of things to pack including the alpine gear that the trekking company will provide.
You can do this trek with Kandoo Adventures.