Mera and Island Peaks Climbing

Mera and Island Peaks Climbing
Activity
Trekking and Climbing
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Challenging 
  • 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.
Hareth Alsaadi, Phillipines I went for Everest base camp trip by mid-Dec 2021. I was a little worried as I never went trekking in my entire life.. however, i did a lot of research and came across Nepal Hiking Team so I decided after much thought to go with them Initially, I was in contact with Ganga the CEO of the company... i was highly satisfied with his interaction and communication with me right from the beginning.. i had so many questions and concerns regarding the trip and he was able to guide me and answer me all my inquiries... the on-boarding process was smooth and easy.. when i arrived in Nepal I found everything ready starting from the person picking me up from the airport, the hotel, some equipment for the trek, full introductory meeting on what to expect from the journey, all ground transportation, and even before i left Nepal after the trek.. a PCR staff was provided and came to my hotel... As for my trekking guide Prakash. i am truly happy that i had him as my guide.. a very spectacular human being.. he was more than a guide.. he was a great companion as well.. he ensured that i was having a good time.. continuously shared his expertise of mountains, Sherpa people, and Nepalese culture.. he always went the extra mile to support me... even at days when it was tough for me to continue due to altitude sickness.. he encouraged me and inspired me not to give up on this lifetime journey.. he always puts health and safety first.. Despite all the challenges of Everest Base Camp trek.. but i am very glad i did it... and i did it with an excellent group of people.. Nepal Hiking Team.. i highly recommend them for anyone intends to go trekking in Nepal. Read this review on trip advisor (click here)
Peter, United States of America My friend and I recently spent 2 weeks in Nepal, guided by the Nepal Hiking Team. Our original trek was canceled by an international company,  and the Nepal Hiking Team stepped in flawlessly. Ganga answered all of our questions, had our safety as his top concern always, was flexible, and was gracious with his hospitality. From Kathmandu, Pokhara, to the various tea villages, all the way to ABC, our Nepal Hiking Team was phenomenal. Our guide Arjun and porter Prem were first class, helping us navigate and learn about the terrain, giving us sage advice, and also making sure we had a great time (thanks for the wine!). I felt truly connected with them and it was hard to leave! A massive thank you to the entire team. Let's summit one of those monsters together soon!
William Belue, USA Nepal Hiking was incredible starting with the airport pick up all the way to drop off at the end of the trip. I had a scenario in which the airline lost my luggage and NHT arrange for my boots to be delivered via helicopter. This alone speaks to the level of care they provide their clients. Our guide, Bal, was one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and his attention to detail truly made this experience for me. The accommodations, food, gear, etc all blew my expectations out of the water. If you are looking for a guided Nepal experience, please look no further. I met other trekkers along my journey who were paying more and receiving less. This trip was a surprise birthday present and I am already planning my next trip back. Read this review on TripAdvisor (Click Here)
Ahmed, USA Joined recently for an Everest Base Camp tour and it was simply spectacular! The team was well equipped with all logistics and planning and Ganga did a fantastic job with communication before and during the trip too. As for the trip itself, it far exceeded expectations as we got lucky with great clear weather and really enjoying our hiking. Our tour guide Bal was excellent as he had a lot of previous experience, very knowledgeable, friendly, and a fun person. The accommodations and food were good too. Overall I would highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team to others. Note: Read this review on Tripadvisor (Click here)