Mera Peak climbing gears & Equipment

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Looking for the best climbing peak in Nepal?

Mera peak climbing is an ideal choice for you. With the elevation of 6,476m (21,247 ft), Mera Peak is the highest permitted peak in Nepal. Though Mera is the highest trekking climbing peak, it considered being an easy climb compared to the other six thousand’s peaks in Nepal. Besides that, the summit offers one of the finest Himalayans views of Nepal. You can see amazing sunrise views of the 5 tallest mountains of the world from this summit. Mount Lhotse ‎(8,516m/27,940 ft), Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft), Makalu ‎(8,463m/27,766 ft), Kanchenjunga (8,586 m/28,169 ft) including the highest Mt. Everest (8,848 m/29,029 ft), is mesmerizing from the summit.

Trail following the dense vegetation of rhododendron, pine and birch tree makes the route of Mera climbing more beautiful. However, the journey up to Mera peak is such a rewarding trek with frozen lake hanging glacier. The climbing experience is more amazing than you can ever expect. Besides that, the Sherpa villages captivate us with the tender hospitality and smiling faces during this journey. Additionally, starting with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, this journey leads you incredibly remote and beautiful Hinku Valley. So, within a short period of time, the altitude increases very high, so there needs at least one-day acclimatization during Mera peak climbing. Yet, the trek is truly thrilling and memorable. Climbing to the Mera peak is challenging due to long hours of walking from high camp to summit and back to Khare. Moreover, enjoy the beautiful green terraced field, dense forest. Views of rushing streams with a backdrop of the mighty mountain in the world are one of the best things that you experience during this climbing.

Mera Peak climbing gears & Equipment

Mera peak has actually three major peaks. The first one is Mera North, 6476 m, second is Mera central 6461 m, and the next one is Mera South  6065 m. Mera is located in the Hinku valley of Mahalangur Himalaya. Being the highest peak, Mera is the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. This peak is situated beautifully on the edge of the famous Khumbu region. Passing through the unspoiled area of the Everest region, you will have the best experience in this climbing journey. However, Mera peak climbing is a bit challenging highest trekking peak in Nepal. Therefore, it is less technical than other 6,000m peaks like Island Peak, good preparation with physical and mental fitness is required. Even though, Mera peak climbing is considered to be a bit challenging not because of technical reasons as mentioned above. Although, there is only some meter technical part before the summit in this climbing; otherwise, it is no technical anywhere. You have to walk a long way to the summit. Besides that, you have to cross a high pass during this trip. So, the long day walking and high altitude makes this journey a bit challenging.

Similarly, while climbing to the highest peak, you need to prepare yourself fully and properly. You do not that to feel fear at all and should have a positive attitude with a fit body. And previous climbing experience on the high altitude and snow would be a great advantage for you. Moreover, climbing in safety is the best you can do during Mera Peak climbing. Safety and comfort should be the first priority while trekking any destination. Likewise, for your safeties during your Mera Peak climbing, you have to be very attentive in the below packing gear lists –

Essential Personal Climbing Gears for Mera peak 

  1. A sport harness- provides the best grip preventing you from falling
  2. Carabineers- used in rope-intensive activities
  3. Infinity Dry Rope / Prusik Loop- used in rope rescue
  4. Braking Belay Device- attached to harness or carabineer
  5. Crampons-  improves mobility while walking over snow
  6. Trekking Poles- walking support on the ice
  7. The Figure of eight locks/ Descender/ Super 8- precise control over speed while descending
  8. Ascender- attached to a rope to make ascending easy
  9. Ice Axe- ice climbing tool
  10. Multi- LED Headlamp & Spare batteries- for a clear journey
  11. Slings- reduce the load damage
  12. Altimeter- to measure the altitude of the place
  13. Climbing Helmet- protect from rock falls
  14. Climbing Rope- important for climbing
  15. U- Lock- makes better locks
  16. Gloves (Insulating)- used for various stuff like making knots, climbing and keeping your hands warm
  17. Sleeping bag- protects your body while sleeping
  18. Survival Blanket- works as a useful first-aid kit if someone is going into shock
  19. Oxygen- necessary if you suffer from AMS its optional one
  20. Insect repellent-  protects from the bite

Besides Climbing gears, there are other things that you need while trekking. They are listed below:

Clothing

  • Loose comfortable T-Shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirts for sun protection
  • Trousers
  • A warm jacket and a fleece pullover
  • A thermal layer (shirt and pants)
  • Water and windproof jacket
  • Water and windproof trousers
  • Woolen or thermal gloves
  • Sun hat and sunglasses
  • Woolen or fleece hat
  • Scarf
  • Down jacket

Footwear

  • A pair of Hiking Boots-water resistance
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Sandals
  • Socks
  • 4 pairs of good hiking socks
  • 4 pairs of thermal socks Bags

Bags

  • Duffel bags
  • Day Backpack

Skin Protection

  • Sunscreen- a minimum of SPF 30
  • SPF lip balm
  • Pairs of sunglasses

Toiletries and First Aid

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Travel Towel
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrush
  • Deodorant and Wet Wipes
  • Hair Brush and Hair Ties
  • Tampons or Pads
  • Toilet Paper and Hand Sanitizer

First Aid Kit

  • Basic medicine- cold medicines, anti-diarrhea pills, and Diamox for altitude sickness.
  • Bandages
  • Gauze
  • Medical tape and a compression bandage for strains or sprains
  • Nail clippers.
  • Any prescription medication

Electronics

  • Mobile Phone and Charger
  • Camera, Memory Cards and Charger or Batteries
  • Power Bank

Food

  • Hiking snacks- energy bars and trail mix
  • Fruit and nuts
  • Chocolate Bars

Optional Extra gear

  • Binoculars
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ear Plug
  • Eye Masks
  • Rain cover

Important documents

  • Your Passport
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Voucher
  • Passport Sized Photos

Finally,

Mera peak climbing is not an easy task. You have to be very careful with the packing list while climbing the Mera peak. Anything can happen in a high altitude, so you need to prepare everything before starting the journey. Thus, climbing gears and trekking gears play a very important role to make you climbing comfort and successful. Therefore, Sunrise Adventure trek has listed all the essential gears that are needed for climbing to Mera Peak.

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