Mera and Island Peaks Climbing

Mera and Island Peaks Climbing
Activity
Peak Climbing
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Challenging 
  • Max Altitude
    6476 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax. 
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Accommodation
    Teahouses 
  • Best Time
    April - June and Sept - Nov 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $4,950USD
Group Booking Discount
No. of peoplePrice per person
2 Pax.4200.00
3 Pax.3900.00

Trip Overview

The classic Mera and Island Peak Climbing combines two high voltage adventures in Nepal; the Mera Peak (6476 m.) and Island Peak (6189 m.). The journey happens to be a ride full of experiences, adrenaline-pumping challenges, and sheer joy. The Mera Peak course, which was first ascended in 1953, happens to be the highest trekking peak in Nepal. The treks are not highly technical, but the Island Peak is a relatively more challenging ascend in the region of Khumbu. We transit through the adventurous Amphu Laptsa pass (5780 m.) while on this trek and trek further to Island Peak High Camp via Imja Valley. We cross many glaciers and remote regions until we reach the summit of the Island Peak.

Significant Highlights of the Trip

  • Experience the adventure high of reaching the summit of two famous peaks, Mera and Island, at an elevation of 6476 m. And 6189 m. respectively.
  • Grab the ultimate opportunity of catching the breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains of the Khumbu Valley, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and many others
  • View the brilliance of the Langtang region in the west and Kanchenjunga in the east from the Mera Peak climb
  • Traverse into the Amphu Laptsa La Pass (5845m).
  • Explore the local people’s culture, lifestyle, and warm hospitality as you spend time in the local teahouse and lodge.
  • Be a part of the fully supported challenging climb guided by a team of experts.
  • Explore the wilderness of Mera Peak and Island Peak as you ascend.
  • Enjoy diverse terrains, pleasant meadows, and mystic woods on your journey to climb the two peaks.

We start our tour from the capital of Kathmandu as we visit some of the important heritage sites of the valley and prepare briefly for our peak climb. However, our adventure starts with an adventure flight to Lukla as we trek to Chutok the next day. We travel further along Pangkong across Col Khari La. On our way, we pass through lovely meadows, woods, and Rhododendron and Pine forests, forming our view as we reach Kothe.

We acclimatize at Tangnang and move up to the side moraines of the glacier from where we head to the Mera Base Camp. As we reach the high camp, we are gifted with views of the massive mountains like Barutnse, Chamlang, Everest, Makalu, and many more. After viewing the range’s highlights, we climb to the summit of Mera Peak (6476 m.).

The Mera peak offers marvelous views from Kanchenjunga (east) to Langtang (west), whereas the Island Peak sitting at the heart of Khumbu, is dominated by the Lhotse in the north. Both the peaks offer exceptional views from the summit. On our way to Imja valley, we visit the holy site of the five lakes, Panch Pokhari, and witness the Hongu Glacier. One of our toughest escapes on this journey is the crossing edge line while climbing the summit of Island Peak. The road, particularly taking us to the glacier’s mouth, passes through a narrow line surpassing the gorges on a high ascending route.

Hence, if this sounds exciting to you and seems like a challenge you want to invest in, contact us now! We advise you to plan your expedition in the most favorable spring and autumn times. Since we are constantly moving at higher altitudes for a prolonged period, the chances of getting altitude sickness are higher. This is not the most challenging course in Nepal. However, the terrains are challenging, and we advise you to dedicate some time to personal training to get the best tour experience.

Rest assured, at Nepal Hiking Team, we will make sure that your trip is carried out in a smooth, secure way. Our travel experts and guides will always be at your service if you have any queries or confusion about the tour.

Itinerary

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

Day 02: Free day/trekking and climbing preparation

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya (2,730m/8,956ft), Duration: 30 mins flight, 5-6 hours trek

Day 04: Paiya to Panggom (2,846m/9,337ft), Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 05: Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m/9,393ft), Duration: 4-5 hours

Day 06: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft), Duration: 7-8 hours

Day 07: Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft), Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 08: Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft), Duration: 3-4 hours

Day 09: Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft), Duration: 2-3 hours

Day 10: Khare- Acclimatization and pre–climb training

Day 11: Khare to Mera High Camp (5,780m/18,958ft), Duration: 6-7 hours

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

Day 13: Kongma Dingman 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 Island peak base camp, 8-9 hours

Day 16: Rest day

Day 17: Island Peak Base Camp to Summit Peak (6189m/20300ft) and back to Chhukung, Duration: 10 – 11 hours

Day 18: Spare summit day

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

Day 20: Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 21: Reserve Day in Kathmandu

Day 22: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transport in private vehicles including airport transfers
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Tented Camp at Mera and Island Peak base camps.
  • Full board meals will be catered at the guesthouses from Lukla to Khare and Chhukung to Lukla. Then high food will be provided during the camping.
  • An Experienced climbing guide for the whole trip requires 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 kinds of cold drinks, including water during the trek.
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Trekking and climbing equipment
  • WiFi internet, phone calls, 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 McKennaNewcastle 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

Gavin LavelleUK

My father and I booked the Annapurna base camp trek with Nepal Hiking Team and we cannot commend them enough for everything they did for us. From landing in Kathmandu to leaving Nepal, NHT accommodated our every need going above and beyond to ensure

Charles LazaroUSA

This trip was amazing, from the planning stage to the trip itself! Ganga was very responsive to my questions leading up to the trip and helped me prepare properly. Bihm was our guide and from the moment I landed had everything well in hand. He and our

Alistair CUnited Kingdom

My wife and I did a private Everest Base Camp + Gokyo Lakes trek in April 2022. We were recommended Nepal Hiking Team by a friend and they were incredibly helpful from start to finish. They were very responsive when ever we had any questions before our

SamanthaUSA

The whole experience was very good, Bhim is an excellent guide and I would really recommend him to anyone who is looking for guide in the hiking trail and trekking journey. He is efficient, and he has a vast amount of knowledge regarding the journey,