Mera Peak (6,476 metres) is one of the most beautiful trekking peaks, for a reason its exposure, height and route. But it is not situated along the classic Everest Trekking Trail. It needs a minimum of 12 days from Lukla and back and this period involves more trekking than climbing.
Mera Peaks rises to the south of Everest and dominates the watershed between the heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hongu. The view from highcamp and takes in Chamlang, Kanchanjunga, Makalu and Baruntse in the east and the peaks of Cho-Oyu, Ama Dablam, Kang Thega and Charpate Himal to the west. Glimpse Everest over the crumpled sedimentary rock bands that make up the massive south face of Lhotse and the Nuptse/Lhotse ridge are 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.