Mera Peak, with a height of 6,476 metres above the sea level, is one of the most beautiful trekking peaks due to its exposure, elevation and route. But it is not situated along the classic Everest Trekking Trail. It needs a minimum of 16 days from Lukla and back and this period involves more trekking than climbing, well most of the peak in the Himalaya.
Mera Peak rises to the southeast of Everest and dominates the watershed between the heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hongu. The view from the high camp of Mera Peak takes us to Chamlang, Kanchanjunga, Makalu, and the mount Baruntse in the east and the peaks of Cho-Oyu, Ama Dablam, Kangthega and Charpate Himal to the west.
The view from the summit is indescribable, and with a clear morning, the panoramas take us to Kangthega 6,783m, Charpate Himal, Cho-Oyu 8,201m, Ngozummpa Kong II 7,743m. Lobuje West 6145m, Gyachung Kang 7,952m, Pumori 7,161m, Ama Dablam 6,812m., Nuptse 7,861, Everest 8,848, Lhotse 8,516m, Lhotse Shar 8,382m, Shartse 7,457m, Peak-41 6,623m, Baruntse 7,152m, Kangsungtse 7,678m, Makalu 8,481m, Chamlang 7,312m, Peak-5 6,388m, Tutse or Peak-6 6,758m and Kanchenjunga 8,586 metres. The glimpse of Mount Everest over the crumpled sedimentary rock bands that make up the massive south face of Lhotse and the Nuptse/Lhotse ridge is gloriously in the north. It is also possible to ski to the summit ridge, enjoy the breath-taking views and return the same day. Mera is indeed a “sightseeing peak”, like Pisang Peak in the Annapurna region.