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.
Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.