Mera + Island Peak Climbing

Duration: 27 days |
Altitude: 6,467 m

"Mera and Island Peaks are famous climbing Peaks of Nepal and they lies in the Khumbu region. This is one of the most adventours, interesting and most challenging trek where you can climb two Peaks passing through Amphu Labsta and both peaks are more than 6000m. Mera Peak (6,654m) and Island Peak ( 6189m ) offer splendid panoramas as well these are most popular climbing peaks in Nepal. Climbing Mera and Island peak remains a challenging climbing experience with the crossing of the spectacular Amphu Lapcha pass."

 

First to Mera Peak 6476m - Mera Peak is a mountain which lies in the Himalayas, in the Sagarmatha region of Nepal. At 6,476 metres (21,247 ft) it is classified as a trekking peak. Second to Amphu Laptsa Pass 5845m - This expedition combines attempts on both mountains with a trek through the remote Honku Valley and a crossing of the spectacular and challenging Amphu Laptsa Pass and The third to island Peak 6189m - Imja Tse, better known as Island Peak, is a mountain in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal. Mera Peak & Island Peak are two of the most popular trekking peaks in the Nepal Himalaya.

 

Himalaya High Passes Adventure - Mera, Amphu Laptsa and Island peak expedition is for those who want to climb Mera Peak or, as a challenging extension, ascend the more technical Island Peak. Mera Peak At 6476m, is the highest ‘trekking peak’ suitable for anyone with little or no previous experience of using an ice axe and crampons. The spectacular route is well within the reach of regular mountain walkers with a good level of fitness. Our careful programme of acclimatisation is designed to maximise your chance of comfortably reaching this special summit.

 

 

Nepal Visitors is a small group adventure travel which has pioneered responsible tourism practises in Nepal. Our friendly guides and trip leaders are experts at leading interesting groups of men and women throughout Nepal.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 27 days
  • Max Altitude: 6,476m
  • Group Size: 2 to 12
  • Tour Grade: High Pass & Technical Hard
  • Season: March - May, Sept - Dec
  • Tour Type: Fly Out / Fly in Trekking and Kathmandu Private Vehicle
  • Highlight: Mera peak climbing offers spectacular views from Kangchenjunga in the east to the Langtang region in the west. Island Peak is situated right in the heart of the Khumbu area and although it is dwarfed by the enormous Lhotse Face to the north, the views from the summit are truly exceptional.

Mera, Amphu Lapcha + Island Peak Itinerary

  • Itinerary
  • Include / Exclude
  • Date & Price
  • Equipment
  • Climb Photo

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel (H,B).
Day 02: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m) and Trek to Poyan (2800m).
Day 03: Poyan to Pangkonngma (2846m).
Day 04: Pangkonngma to Nashing Dingma (2,600m).
Day 05: Nashing Dingma to Chalem Kharka (3600m).
Day 06: Chalem Kharka to Chunbu Khaka (4200m).
Day 07: Chunbu Khaka to Khote (Hinku valley)
Day 08: Khote to Tagnag (4320m).
Day 09: Tagnag to Khare (4850m).
Day 10: Rest day at Khare (4850m).
Day 11: Khare to the Mera La (5300m).
Day 12: Mera La to High Camp (5750m).
Day 13: High camp to Mera Peak (6476m).
Day 14-15: Spare summit day in case of bad weather or slower acclimatisation.
Day 16: Mera La Base Camp to Chamlang Base Camp (4800m).
Day 17: Chamlang BC to Panch Pokhari (Five Lakes) (5400m)
Day 18: Panch Pokhari to High Camp below the Amphu Lapcha Pass (5650m).
Day 19: High Camp to Path Junction West Imja Tse (5010m).
Day 20: Rest day here or at Island Peak Base Camp.
Day 21: Base Camp to Island Peak High Camp
Day 22: Island Peak Summit Day,
Day 23-24: Return trek to Lukla.
Day 25: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu.
Day 26: Kathmandu free day for shopping and farewall dinner.
Day 27: Final Departure.

 

NOTE: On Mera Peak, Cross the Amphu Laptsa and Island Peak Climbing of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • All hotel / airport transfer
  • Three Star Hotel or similar category hotel at Kathmandu
  • Rock climbing course in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu lukla kathmandu domestic airfare with airport tax
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles
  • Tent during climbing Period
  • Local Lodges while on the trekking
  • 4 Seasonal sleeping bags.
  • Climbing Sherpa Guide and his equipment service charge
  • Necessary Porters – Special recommended for 2 guest use one porter
  • One climbing guide, one assistant guide for base camp, one cook and necessary number of porters. ( we expect your luggage not to exceed 25 kg per person)
  • Necessary peak and trekking permit
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangements
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • All government and local taxes if necessary.
  • Everest National Park Fee.
  • Climbing rope, Ice Axe, Ice Poll, Ice Screw etc for the climbing guide.
  • Service Charges and all government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Guide and porters salary and insurance.

Cost Does Not Include:

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
         
         
         
         
         

Recommended Climbing Kit
The following is a list of climbing equipments, clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognise that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

 

CLIMBING GEARS
 Personal Climbing Gears:
-Ice axe
-Crampons
-Harness
-Tape Slings (2)
-Screwgate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
-Descender/Abseil Device
-Plastic Mountaineering Boots
-Ascender
-Helmet (optional)
 Group Climbing Gears:
-Snow bar*
-Rope*
-Ice Hammer*
-Ice Screw*
 CLOTHINGS
 Head:
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body:
- Under Garments
- Hiking shorts
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
-Gaiters

Upper Body:

- T-shirts
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket *

Hands:
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

ACCESSORIES

- Sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade *
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Small pad or combination lock-to-lock
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Trekking Poles *
- Water bottle (2) or camel bag
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
- Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

Toiletries:
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
- Deodorants
- Nail clippers
- Face and body moisturizer
- Feminine hygiene products
- Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:
- Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Tissue /toilet roll
- Anti bacterial hands wash

Extras/Luxuries:
- Binoculars
-Camera
- Laptops
- Reading book
- Trail Map/Guide book
- Journal & Pen
- Walkman
- Pencils and small notebooks
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

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