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Island and Mera Peak Climbing with Gokyo EBC

Overview

 

Trip Highlights;

  • Exploration around (Everest) Khumbu region of Nepal & Experience the authentic Sherpa culture
  • Summit two well-known climbing peaks: Island Peak at 6189 meters & Mera Peak at 6461 meters for an experience of a lifetime achievement
  • Cross Cho La Pass at 5420 meters & Amphu Lapcha La Pass at 5845 meters.
  • Excursion around Gokyo valley. Hike up to Kala Patthar at 5545 meters & Trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC).

Trip Introduction;
Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition has been successfully operating peak climbing trips in Nepal. Island Peak and Mera Peak are well-known climbing peaks that offer thrilling climbing experience to even advanced climbers. Both of the peaks are located in the Khumbu valley of Everest region. To add more adventure we have made the itinerary of Island and Mera Peak Climbing with Gokyo EBC in such a way that one gets an opportunity to explore the beautiful Gokyo Valley which comprises of series of glacial crystal clear lakes.

The crossing of high alpine technical passes such as Cho La Pass at 5420 meters and Amphu Lapcha La Pass at 5845 meters, surely adds challenges during the trip. Accomplish a hike up to Kala Patthar and trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) are some of the highlights of the trip. Island and Mera Peak Climb with Gokyo and EBC is a perfect option for those who want to explore the beautiful Gokyo, EBC and accomplish the summits of physically demanding and technical climbing of Island and Mera Peak.

Island and Mera Peak Climbing with Gokyo EBC starts at Kathmandu. After spending a full day sightseeing around Kathmandu we will take a scenic mountain flight to the gateway of entire Everest region – Lukla airport. We begin our trek from there and gradually head towards Namche Bazaar – also known as the Sherpa Capital. Our trek passes along Dole and Machhermo as we enter the beautiful Gokyo Valley. At Gokyo, we will spend a full day for exploring around the valley and its crystal clear lakes. We will also accomplish a hike up to Gokyo Ri at 5340 meters for best views of world’s towering mountains including Mt Everest.

We continue our trek as we leave Gokyo valley and follow an ascending trail that climbs up for the crossing of Cho La Pass at 5420 meters. After crossing the pass we trek towards Everest Base Camp via Gorakshep and trek back to Gorakshep as it is the last stop with comfy teahouses and services. We will also accomplish an early morning hike to Kala Patthar at 5545 meters for enjoying the stunning views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Ama Dablam and several surrounding mountains in Khumbu region. From we will retrace our steps to Lobuche. Now we focus our attention towards reaching the summit of Island Peak and Mera Peak.

Properly acclimatized and well equipped with all the necessary climbing gears, we will follow the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing Sherpa experts and head towards the summit of Island Peak. Once at the top we are rewarded with magnificent views of world’s towering mountains including Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and more. After spending some time at the summit we descend following the same route down to base camp. Then we trek over towards Amphu Lapcha La Pass at 5845 meters as we approach Mera Peak. Now, we prepare for reaching the summit of Mera Peak. Our crew will set up additional camps above base camp which is a must of Mera Peak climbing. Taking weather conditions into consideration we will overcome technical climbing section and head towards the summit of Mera Peak.

After accomplishing Island and Mera Peak Climbing with Gokyo EBC, we prepare for our return journey, trek back to Lukla and from there a scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

Find related trips that might be more relevant for your adventure holiday; Mera Peak Climbing – 18 days, Island Peak Climbing – 15 days.
Find our day to day Itinerary of Island and Mera Peak Climbing with Gokyo EBC through Google Map;

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] & Transfer to Hotel
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering additional information about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing and preparation for Trekking and Climbing
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu 
We will spend our day sightseeing around some of the attractive world heritage sites within Kathmandu valley. Also, today we will complete all the necessary paper works and other preparations required for Island and Mera Peak Climbing with Gokyo EBC.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.
Accommodation:
 Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] [35 min flight] & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to domestic airport for an early morning scenic flight to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. After landing at Lukla we will follow the trail that is a gradual uphill trekking through the left bank of Dudh Koshi river. Our trek passes along several Mani walls before we arrive at Ghat. From there our trail is a mixture of both uphill and downhill trekking as we head towards Phakding.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
Today we leave Phakding by crossing a small stream and then start uphill trekking until we reach Bengar. Our trail from there comprises of several ups and downs. We will make a stop at Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Service where the park entrance fee is collected. After registration at the National Park office we will make a steep ascent to arrive at Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Capital.  Namche Bazaar is nestled in the heart of Everest region and demonstrates rich Sherpa culture that have been preserved for a rather long period of time.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization and excursion around the places.
Acclimatization is very essential in higher altitudes to avoid mental and physical altitude sickness. Proper acclimatization is the key to the successful summit climb of Island Peak and Mera Peak. Besides, Namche Bazaar is an extensive market town where there is always something to see and places to explore. For acclimatization we can hike up to Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or an hour’s hike up to Syangboche at 3800 meters for best views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. There are good views from the National Park Centre and the Museum which is located just above the town.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazar to Dole [4040m/13251ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
From Namche Bazaar our route heads up all the way to Kumjung, a picturesque village which also has its own gompa at the top end of town. During the trek we will have stunning views of Thamserku, Kantega, Ama Dablam and other surrounding snow capped high peaks. Soon after leaving Khumjung, we will follow the trail that climbs over to a large chorten, situated on top of a ridge. Our trek continues as we make a steep downhill descent towards Phortse Tenga. From there our trail climbs steeply through dense rhododendron and birch forest to reach Dole.
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machhermo [4410m/13578ft] [3-4 Hrs Trek]
Today is a rather short day of trekking. We will make a relaxed start and leave Dole as we head towards Machhermo. From Dole our trail climbs steadily along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. Our trail passes through several summer settlements, which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer. We can enjoy excellent views of Mt. Cho Oyu ahead of us, while back down the valley are the views of Kantega and Thamserku. We will arrive at Machhermo in short time and spend the rest of the day exploring around the harsh alpine vegetation.
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo [4750m/15580ft] [4-5 Hrs Trek]
Today we trek towards Gokyo passing along three of the five crystal clear glacial lakes. Our trail is a scenic path to Pangka. From there we will descend slightly before making a climb over steep rocky path inclined into the valley by the side of the glacier. We will pass along the first of the holy lakes. Soon we will arrive at the second of the lakes. The third lake is known as Dudh Pokhari and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo. Walking by the side of the lake, the scenery is magnificent with the summits of Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang reflected in its emerald green waters.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Rest day at Gokyo and excursion in and around Gokyo valley.
Gokyo valley offers several attractions to its visitors which can be explored on this day. Gokyo is situated by the side of Ngozumba glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. We’ll follow a trail that heads north from Gokyo in the ablation valley caused by the glacier. In short time we will arrive to the fourth of Gokyo lakes which is surrounded by high peaks. Continue on the same trail for exploring the Firth Lake and Sixth Lake of Gokyo valley. We will retrace our steps back to Gokyo for overnight stay.
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Hike to Gokyo Ri [5340m/17515ft] & Trek to Dragnag [4650m/15252ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
Gokyo Ri looms above the village on the northern edge of the lake. It is considered as one of the best view points in Everest region. Thus, we will make an early start and follow a steep trail that heads up to Gokyo Ri. Once at the top, we are rewarded with amazing views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and other surrounding mountains in Everest region. After spending quality time at the top we will descend following the same trail back to Gokyo. From there we continue our trek on the trail that heads towards the village of Dragnag, situated at the shore of the Ngozumpa Glacier.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Trek from Dragnag to Dzongla [4843m/15885ft] via Cho La Pass [5420m/17777ft] [6-7 Hrs Trek]
From Dragnag we follow the trail that ascends slightly along the valley towards the crossing of the adventurous – Cho La Pass at 5420 meters. The Cho La Pass is most of the time covered with blue ice giving its trekkers a chill feeling. During the crossing of the pass we can enjoy the panoramic view of several snow capped mountains along with the Gokyo valley. From here, the trail descends steeply down for about an hour and then slightly descends all the way to Dzongla.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Trek from Dzongla to Gorakshep [5180m/16990ft] via Lobuche [5-6 Hrs Walk] . Ascend to Everest Base Camp [5380m/176465ft] and back to Gorakshep
From Dzongla we follow the trail that crosses the Khumbu Glacier. Along the route we can see the memorials of people who died on the glacier. After crossing the glacier we follow the trail passing through Lobuche and then continue our trek towards Gorakshep. We’ll leave our bag-packs at Gorakshep and follow the trail that weaves through ice pinnacles and over the crevasses of the Khumbu Glacier towards Everest Base Camp. After short exploration around EBC we will trek back to Gorakshep as it is the last stop with comfy tea houses and services.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Trek from Gorakshep to KalaPatthar [5545m/18177ft] & Trek to Pheriche [4250m/13940ft] [6-7 Hrs Trek]
Today we will accomplish an early morning hike to Kala Patthar at 5545 meters – one of the finest viewpoints of Everest and other towering mountains in the world. We will reach the top before the morning light breaks out. Then enjoy the magnificent sunrise view over Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8481m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m and other surrounding peaks. After spending quality time at Kalapatthar we trek back to Gorakshep. From there we will follow the trail that passes through Lobuche and trek towards the windy village of Pheriche for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 14: Trek from Pheriche to Dingboche [4260m/13972ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Today is a rather short day of trekking. Leaving Pheriche we will follow an easy descending trail towards Dingboche. Our trek passes through several stupas and with stunning views of Mt Amadablam. We will spend the rest of the day exploring around Dingboche and spend our overnight here at Dingboche. Besides, Dingboche offers a couple of good hike options which are considered best from acclimatization point of view.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 15: Trek from Dingboche to Island Peak Base Camp [5087m/16685ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
From Dingboche we will leave the main EBC trail and follow another trail that is a gradual ascend towards high Imja valley. During our trek we can enjoy magnificent views of Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse , Island Peak and other surrounding peaks. Our trek continues as we pass through Chhukung and trek until we arrive at Island Peak Base  Camp. Once at the campsite, our Sherpa crew will set up the camp at the foot of Island Peak’s south ridge beneath the giant wall of Nuptse and Lhotse.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner] 

Day 16: Island Peak Summit [6189m/20299ft] & back to Base Camp [9-10 hrs climb]
Fully equipped and properly acclimatized we start early with the aim to reach the summit before noon. The strong winds especially after midday can create obstacles in reaching the summit. Following the guidance and instructions given by our Experienced Sherpa climbers, we will overcome several technical sections and head towards the summit. Once at the top we are rewarded with up-close views of Lhotse, Makalu, Lhotse Middle Peak, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, Baruntse and other high peaks in Khumbu region. We will spend short and quality time at the top of Island Peak and then descend following the same route back to Base Camp.
Accommodation: 
Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 17: Trek to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (North) [5300m/17384ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
Today we will leave Island Peak Base Camp and follow the slightly rising trail towards Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (North). Our trail offers magnificent views of high Imja valley, surrounding high snow capped mountains and glaciers. After few hours of trekking in the harsh alpine vegetation we will arrive at Amphu Lapcha North Base Camp for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 18: Trek to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (South) [5650m/18532ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] via Amphu Lapcha La Pass [5845m/19177ft]
After breakfast we pack our gears and begin our trek. We leave our campsite and follow a rising trail that heads for the crossing of technically difficult and challenging alpine pass – Amphu Lapcha La Pass at 5845 meters. The pass is often snow covered and icy, so moving our steps carefully we climb to the top of the pass from where we will have great views of high alpine valleys and surrounding mountains. From the top of the pass we will descend all the way to our campsite at Amphu Lapcha South Base Camp for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 19: Trek to Seto Pokhari [4825/15826ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Leaving our campsite at Amphu Lapcha South Base Camp, we continue our trek along the beautiful Honku valley which offers true mountain wilderness. Our trail passes through one of the most remote part of the Himalayas. A gradual descend along the Honku valley will bring us to Seto Pokhari for our overnight camping. Seto Pokhari literally means ‘White Lake’ in Nepali language and is the first of a series of lakes in the upper Honku Basin.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 20: Trek to Kongma Dingma [4850m/15908ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
After breakfast we leave Seto Pokhari and trek along with magnificent views of surrounding high peaks and alpine valleys. Our trail heads directly into the epicenter of world’s towering mountains. After some time of trekking we will arrive into the higher yak pasture grounds with remote and beautiful valley. Our trek continues until we arrive at Kongma Dingma for overnight camping.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 21: Trek to Mera Base Camp [5300m/17384ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
From Kongma Dingma we will follow the trail that ascends gradually over to Mera Glacier. Our trail climbs steeply as we trek over to the top of the glacier. After some time we begin to traverse along the glacier in order to arrive at Mera Peak Base Camp. As soon as we reach the campsite, our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camps and make necessary preparations for further trekking towards high camp before attempting the final summit climb of Mera Peak.
Accommodation: 
Tented camp
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 22: Trek to Mera High Camp [5700m/18696ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Leaving the base camp we will follow the trail that climbs over through Mera La Pass at 5415 meters and continue our trek that goes along the rocky and often snow covered trail towards Mera Peak High Camp. Once at the high camp our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camps and make necessary checks on our health conditions and climbing gears. From the high camp, we can enjoy amazing views of Everest, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Baruntse and Chamlang.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 23: Summit to Mera Peak [6461m/21192ft] descent to Khare [8-9 hrs Climb]
Properly equipped with all the climbing gears and fully acclimatized we start early with the aim to reach the summit before noon. Strong winds after midday can create obstacles in reaching the summit. Following the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing expert, we climb up the glacier and onto a ridge. Tackling several technical climbing sections we head towards the summit. Once at the top we are rewarded with magnificent views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga as well as Nuptse and Chamlang. We will spend short quality time at the Mera Peak summit and then descend following the same route all the way back to Khare for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 24: Reserve day in case of bad weather
Today is a reserve day in case of bad weather or other unwanted situations. However, if everything goes smoothly, we can use this day to trek back on leisure.

Day 25: Trek back from Khare to Kothe [5-6 hrs Trek]
Having achieved our target – summit of Island Peak and Mera Peak, we will retrace our steps from Khare and pass through Thangnak before heading further towards Kothe. With mostly downhill trekking, we will leave the high altitudes and enter into the dense sub-tropical forest filled with rhododendron, oak, pine and birch trees. We trek until we arrive at Kothe for the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 26: Trek from Kothe to Tuli Kharka [5-6 hrs Trek]
Leaving Kothe, our trail is an uphill trekking through dense rhododendron forest that goes over the western section of Hinku valley towards Tuli Kharka. From Tuli Kharka we can enjoy the magnificent views of Mera North, Mera Central and South face of Mera Peak.
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 27: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Lukla via Zatrawala Pass [6 hrs Trek]
The last day of our trekking starts from Tuli Kharka as we trek towards Lukla. From Tuli Kharka we will follow an ascending trail that heads for the crossing of Zatrawala Pass. Once at the top of the pass we will enjoy the magnificent mountain scenary and descend to finally arrive back to Lukla. We will celebrate the evening together with our crew for successful completion of ‘ Island and Mera Peak Climbing with Gokyo EBC ‘.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 28: Fly from Lukla back to Kathmandu
Today we will take an early morning scenic flight from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. After arriving at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or pay a visit to attraction destination (world heritage sites of UNESCO) sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Walking around the busy streets of Kathmandu can be worth spending good time around Kathmandu city. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 29: Free day at leisure
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate the completion of our trip ‘ Island and Mera Peak Climbing with Gokyo EBC ‘ and have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 30: International departure from Kathmandu
Our airport representative will drop you at International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

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CLOSED: This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us, if you are interested in travelling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 30 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival and Departure transfer by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan (3 star hotel) as per mentioned days in itinerary
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including city guide, all entrance fees and private transport
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • Climbing Permits for Mera and Island Peaks
  • Required Trekking permits and national park fees
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as per itinerary
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period
  • General first aid kids
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs’
  • welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government taxes and necessary paper work

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Climbing gears
  • Your Personal Insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Cost of personal nature expenses
  • Tips & Summit Bonus for staffs

Important Info

Essential Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Alpine Climbing Harness; It should be simple designed, light and easy to carry with positively foolproof features.
  • Crampons; It should be fit with boots perfectly, still crampons with anti-balling and safely into ice.
  • Ice Axe; used to cut off the ice during climbing should be versatile light.
  • Ascender; also known as Jamar, used for ascending on rope, should be flexible to use with gloves or mittens.
  • Head Lamp; multi led head lamp with spare batteries are essential.
  • Karabiners; requires minimum 2 locking carabineers (1 large & 1 small) and 4 regular.
  • Rappel Device; includes Figure eight, ATC device or similar.
  • Ski Poles; Very handy for the approach; adjustable types are the best and are recommended type
  • Slings; requires one 3m/10ft and three 2m/6ft
  • Masks, Hoses and Regulators; recommended good quality for your safety.
  • Altimeter Watch;
  • Climbing Helmets; It is an essential gear to be safe from possible ice falls and rock falls, should be light and comfortable.

Clothing:

Upper Body:

  • One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
  • One polar fleece pullovers, medium weight.
  • One polar fleece jacket.
  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with large hood to accommodate climbing helmet.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.

Hands:

  • One pair lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
  • One pair mittens, consists of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner

Heads:

  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Scarf or neck sleeve
  • Face mask
  • Ball cap or brimmed sun cap
  • Glacier Sunglass with side shields
  • One pair ski goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
  • Bandana or head scarf, useful for dusty conditions

Lower Body:

  • Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
  • One pair walking shorts
  • One pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp
  • Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms
  • One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms
  • One pair polar fleece trousers
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)

Feet:

  • One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Overboots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
  • One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp
  • One pair cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp
  • One pair down booties (optional)
  • Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • Two Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
  • Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
  • Two pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
  • Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.

Travel and Sleeping Gear

  • Rucksacks and Travel Bags; One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry).
  • Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Medical & Personal:

  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
  • Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher, any brand
  • Toiletry kits: toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, alcohol-based anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial soap, comb/brush, shave kit, lighter, small long-burning candle, needle/thread, throat lozenges (bring travel size bottles to keep you kit small)
  • First-aid kits: Ibuprofen/aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, little of hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin-type suave, Nu-skin spray, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins, small bottle of water purification tablets. Include any prescription travel meds that might prescribed by your doctor. (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids)
  • Zip-loc bags: Always useful Baby wipes
  • Ear plugs: Very useful in noisy lodges and tents. Available in most hardware stores.
  • Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek and climb, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on you way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.

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