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Mera Peak, Kosi Zone

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Mera Peak is a mountain in the Mahalangur section, Barun sub-section of the Himalaya and administratively in Nepal's Sagarmatha Zone, Solukhumbu District. At 6476m it is classified as a trekking peak. It contains three main summits: Mera North, 6476m; Mera Central, 6461m; and Mera South, 6065m, as well as a smaller "trekking summit", visible as a distinct summit from the south but not marked on most maps of the region.The height of Mera is often given as 6654 meters, and claimed to be the highest trekking peak. This figure actually points to nearby Peak 41, which was mistakenly named Mera in a list of Himalayan peaks, and the figures were copied to the official trekking peak list as they were, including the wrong location coordinates.The first ascent of Mera Central was on May 20, 1953 by Col. Jimmy Roberts and Sen Tenzing (who was known by the nickname The Foreign Sportsman). Mera North was first climbed by the French climbers Marcel Jolly, G. Baus and L. Honills in 1975. The region was first explored extensively by British expeditions in the early 50s before and after the ascent of Everest. Members of those teams included Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Eric Shipton and George Lowe.Jimmy Roberts (1916-1997) was probably the person who can take most of the credit for establishing the trekking industry in Nepal in the early 1960s. He was posthumously awarded the "Sagarmatha (Everest) National Award" by the government in May 2005.
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  • This is my 5th time and solo to Nepal, love hiking in this country. Without my trekking guide, climbing guide's help and taking care , I can not make Mera Peak this time~ Even windy situation, climbin...  more »
  • this peak is most challenging trek peak in nepal and different life style. you can see may mountain 8000m above from mera top this more save climbing peak in nepal.  more »
  • Mera Peak is 6476m and is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. I had climbed on November 04- 2010. It took 15 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu, including 2 climbing days. Good Experience ever. Proud moment, fully recommended.
  • There are some facts about Mera Peak, one of Nepal’s most popular trekking peaks, that not many people know. This is partly the fault of adventure travel companies offering it as a trip, whose literature can range from vague to deliberately misleading #MarkHorrel
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