Mera and Island Peaks Climbing

Mera and Island Peaks Climbing

Activities:
Trekking and Climbing
Duration
23 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Very Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    6476 Meters
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2 People
  • Best Time
    April - June and Sept - Nov 

Trip Overview

Mera Peak (6,476m) and Island Peak (6,189m) presents an awesome chance to ascend two higher peaks set fairly close geographically but are divided by the gigantic peak series that separates the Khumbu from Hongu Valleys. Mera and Island Peaks Climbing also provides a chance to traverse the remote and striking Amphu Labtsa Pass (5,780m). Specifically, Mera peak climbing offers amazing views to the Langtang region in the west from Kangchenjunga in the east while Island Peak is dwarfed by the massive Lhotse Face to the north.

To start our Mera and Island Peaks Climbing, we will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and then start walking. Walking ahead from Chutok La pass, we will trek to Pangkong and go across Col Khari La. En-route, we will also pass all the way through rock-strewn settings. Moreover, we will walk by lovely meadows and woody area filled with blue Himalayan pines and rhododendron trees to get to Khothey. With proper adaptation at Tangnag, we will go up next to the side moraine of the Dig Glacier and arrive at Khare from where we will trek to Mera Base Camp. From the  base camp, walk further on to the High Camp which presents wonderful views of massive mountains like Chamlang (7290m), Baruntse (7220m), Everest (8848m), Makalu (8475m), Lhotse (8501m) etc. to experience one of the highlights of expedition, we will climb to Mera Peak summit (6476 m).

Before climbing Island peak, we will walk ahead and go across the Amphu Labtsa (5,780m) to reach Island Peak Base Camp (5,000m) passing pass glacier with 40° angled slope. With another acclimatization day, we will trek to Island Peak high camp (5,600m) from where we will climb to Island Peak lying 6189m high ascending the rock gorge to get to an edge line and reach at the muzzle of the glacier and experience one of the unforgettable moments.

Just let Nepal Hiking Team know about it if you are interested in Mera and Island Peaks Climbing. We will rightly plan the trip in a best possible way satisfying all your needs.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu

Day 02: Preparation for peak climbing and Kathmandu Valley sightseeing tour

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2804m) and trek to Chutok (2800m) Duration: 3 hrs

Day 04: Trek to Zatrabok (4600m) via Zatrawala Pass (4704m) Duration: 6 hrs

Day 05: Trek to Kothe (3600m) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 06: Trek to Tangnang (4356m) Duration:5 hrs

Day 07: Acclimatization

Day 08: Trek to Khare (5045m) Duration: 4 hrs

Day 09: Acclimatization at Khare

Day 10: Trek to Mera La (5415m) and Base Camp (5300m) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 11: Trek to High Camp (5800m) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 12: Summit Mera Peak (6,461m/21,1907ft) and descend to Kongma Dingma (4850m) Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 13: Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari (5000m/16400 ft) Duration: 4-5 hours

Day 14: Seto Pokhara to Amphu Laptsa High Camp (5400m/17712 ft) Duration: 4-5 hours

Day 15: Cross Amphu Laptsa (5845m/19172 ft) and trek to Imja Valley, 8-9 hours

Day 16: Imja Valley to Island Peak High Camp (5,600m/18,372ft) Duration: 4 -5 hours

Day 17: Summit Island Peak (6189 meters) and trek to Chhukung Village, 8-9 hours

Day 18: Spare summit day

Day 19: Trek to Namche (3440m/11283ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 20: Trek to Lukla (2800m/9184ft) Duration: 7 hours

Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 22: Leisure day

Day 23: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tours including tour guide, entry fee and private vehicle
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation from Lukla to Khare and Chhukung to Lukla then then tented camp between Khare to Chhukung.
  • Full board meals will be catered at the guesthouses from Lukla to Khare and Chhukung to Lukla. Then high foods will be provided during the camping.
  • An Experienced climbing guide for whole trip, require porters including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance etc.
  • Airfare between Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu including departure taxes.
  • Mera and island peaks climbing permit fee
  • All require trekking permit fees
  • General climbing equipment such as rope, ice screw, snow bar etc.
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • All kind of cold drinks including water during the trek.
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Trekking and climbing equipment
  • WiFi internet, phone call, laundry etc.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Tom McKenna, Newcastle Australia When I was looking to return to Nepal in November 2016 I looked no further than Nepal Hiking Team to organize our expedition/trip. This would be the 4th time I'd been to Nepal and the Himalaya and every time Nepal Hiking Team have done a wonderful job in organizing everything from start to finish. This time was no exception. On this occasion myself and my daughter decided to undertake a very challenging expedition which included a summit attempt on Mera Peak followed by a crossing of the difficult Ampha Lapcha pass before a summit attempt on Island Peak. To ensure we had the best possible support NHT engaged Pasang Sherpa to be our climbing guide. We soon learnt that Pasang had summited Mt Everest 4 times along with other 8000m mountains and we knew that we would be well looked after. Again, we were not disappointed and were very well looked after. The itinerary we had was well considered and had excellent provisions for acclimatization and contingency days. Overall the expedition was a success and I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team for any adventure in the Himalaya and we will certainly be using them again.
Raymond Low, Singapore Nepal Hiking Team provide an excellent guide to me when I hiked Everest Base Camp. My guide, Mr. Prakesh Rai, is very professional and caring... He always gives me very informative replies whenever I have a question or two about the terrain which we are trekking, the history of certain towns or places we passed by or stayed...He is always asking how I am (my old right ankle injury came back)...and will help me carry my load.... We had a good time together especially when we take photographs of the awesome scenery.....He works tirelessly and would be a concern for my diet and always asked me if I had enough of food, hows my leg was, and whether feeling ok especially when we are going towards a higher altitude..... We had a wonderful acclimatization climb and he is always observing me how I am doing. Nepal Hiking Team rocks!.... And I would sincerely recommend my friends to this group..... It’s simply awesome!... Thank you Nepal Hiking team and it's truly a great experience traveling with your professional guide!
Yang, Singapore It was an awesome experience in Nepal, in which a big part of my trip was covered in the mountain, thank to NHT. Ganga, the company manager has been engaging since my enquiry and very efficient and patient with all my queries. They are flexible to customize to my needs due to my planned itinerary besides hiking. They also made arrangement for airport pick up and Ganga met me in person in my lodge to go through the procedures and discussion. 2 days prior to the trek it was raining heavily and many flights were cancelled. We were lucky to tag along a rescue helicopter to Lukla, also thank to Ganga's arrangement. When we arrived at the start point, we were welcome by the friendly guide and porters. My relationship with Gurung, the guide was very good, he took care of me every single bit of the trip, as I was a slow walker in the team. He would check our conditions from time to time to ensure our well beings. Gurung and I joked around in the tea houses and we made many friends and some exchange of cultural knowledge. I was not well when I returned from Base Camp. We discussed and we decided that an evacuation was needed. Gurung visited me in the hospital and sent me back to the hotel after discharge. I had a farewell lunch with him. Ganga and Hari, the 2 managers visited me on the 2 days and they even sent me to the hospital again for report collection. Hari also sent me to the airport on my departure day. I have total satisfaction and heart-felt appreciation for Nepal Hiking Team. There were other companies who tried to compromise prices and quality but not NHT, who insisted on quality and care above all. I'm back in Singapore safely. And they are keeping in contact with me on some follow-ups. I truly want to recommend you this company for their awesome service given the reasonable if not attractive price! This trip was so awesome although I had some hiccups on my decent. I miss Nepal alot, and the friendship shared.
Stephen, Australia I finished the ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team and had a very good time. It was a great pleasure dealing with Balaram and Ganga. They are extremely professional, flexible, and accommodating. prior to the trip, I had been constantly emailing Balaram with my questions, whether or not they are directly related to the trek. Balaram was always extremely responsive with detailed answers and he was always patient. When I first got to Kathmandu, both Ganga and Balaram met me at the hotel to greet me. Throughout the trip, they constantly checked up with the guide to make sure that everything went okay. Overall, the trek was well organized and I can say with confidence that the team has done their best to ensure that my needs were met. I am already thinking about coming back to Nepal for my next trek and I will certainly go with Nepal Hiking Team again.
Ian, Canada My wife and I did the Everest Base Camp Trek as organized by Nepal Hiking Team. We read guidebooks and numerous websites leading up to this trip, but nothing quite captured the awesomeness of just being there in person. Each day of our trek was physically and mentally exhausting, but our guide saw to it that we were looked after - be it on the trail, dining, or settling in at the lodge each night. Nepal Hiking Team did a fantastic job for us; I could not be happier with how this trip was organized, and how Balaram and Ganga took care of us.