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Mera and Island

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Summit two famous peaks in Nepal – Mera Peak 6461m & Island Peak 6189m combined with crossing of Amphu Laptsa La Pass 5845m.
  • Two Peaks Climbing Mera and Island itinerary is carefully designed by experienced climber to fulfill best demanding trekking and climbing adventure.
  • Two Peaks Mera and Island summit is suitable for those climbers who want to gain the experience to be fit for high mountains expedition. Also suitable for beginner who does not have much technical skills.

Trip Introduction;
Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition has been offering multi peaks climbing adventure trips in Nepal with high successful rates. Hence, two peaks Mera and Island trip is one of the exclusive package trips among all. During our trip, we experience summit of popular Nepal’s highest trekking peak Mera 6461m and Island Peak 6189m.

About Mera Peak 6461m
The highest trekking peak – Mera, recognized as a popular trekking peak in Nepal is located inside Everest region of Nepal. In the climbing history of Mera Peak, the peak was first summit by Col. Jimmy Roberts & Sen Tenzing on May 20 1953. We can have great views of Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8463m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m, Mt. Nuptse 7855m and hundreds of other snow covered mountains from the summit. Mera Peak is not technically demanding but climbers need to be physically and mentally fit while ascending the high altitudes through snow slopes.

About Island Peak 6189m
Another climbing peak Island 6189m is also a popular and highly demanding peak in Nepal that is located inside the beautiful Khumbu valley of Everest region. The name Island reflects its meaning “sea of ice”. The peak rises amazingly between two popular mountains – Mt. Amadablam 6812m and Mt. Lhotse 8516m, right above from chhukung glacier. Island Peak was first successfully ascended by British Expedition team in 1953.

Mera and Island two peaks summit journey Starts after a short mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. After Lukla, we walk through lush terraces, forests of rhododendron, charming villages, following the regular route of Mera Peak Climbing until reach and summit Mera. After having successful Mera Peak summit, we heads towards one of the challenging and adventurous pass – Amphu Laptsa pass 5845m. Then we gradually walk through several glaciers, amazing sceneries, and remote valleys until reach to Island Peak Base Camp at 5087m. If required, we will take a spare day for proper altitude acclimatization. We summit Island Peak 6189m and our journey continues to join popular trail of Everest Base Camp Trek at Dingboche. After there, we back to Namche Bazaar and then to Lukla for fly back to Kathmandu.

Find our separate package trip of Mera Peak Climbing & Island Peak Climbing

Find our day to day Itinerary of Mera and Island Peaks Climbing through Google Map;

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and 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 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 around Kathmandu + Trekking & Climbing Preparation
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 Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing.
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] [45 minutes] & Trek to Chhuthang [3020m/9905ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
After having breakfast at Kathmandu, we will be transferred to domestic airlines terminal for a scenic mountain flight to Lukla also known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport. After landing at the airstrip of Lukla, we start our trek by heading east and passing along several hamlets and wooden yards. Our trek continues through forest filled of rhododendron, pines, oaks and birch trees. We will follow the trail that goes on the hillside below Kalo Himal ridge –  ‘ Black Mountain’ as we continue on the trail that heads to reach the summer grazing grounds of Chhuthang.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Chhuthang to Tuli Kharka [4100m/13448ft] via Zatrawala Pass [4600m/15088ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today we leave Chhuthang and follow the trail that is a gradually ascend and then much steeper climb for the crossing of Zatrawala Pass. After arriving at the top of the pass we are rewarded with magnificent views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang Peak and other surrounding high peaks. We will spend short time at the top, and then continue on our trek with a rather easy downhill descend journey as we approach Tuli Kharka.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek from Tuli kharka to Kothe [4182m/13716ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
After breakfast we leave Tuli Kharka and follow the trail that descends all the way down to Hinku River. After reaching the river bed, we will make a final climb through dense rhododendron filled forest to arrive at Kothe. Kothe is located at the west side of Hinku valley and acknowledged for dense rhododendron forest. In spring the hills are filled with red rhododendron flowers making the area one of the most enchanting spot on planet.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak [4326m/14189ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
From Kothe our trail goes along the ridge of Hinku river and head towards Gondishung. Gondishung is a summer herders settlement. After some time of trekking our trail passes through Lungsumgba Gompa, which was built around 200 years ago. Here we can see Mera Peak along with its route scripted in rock – a masterpiece of rock carving. From there a rather easy and short trek will lead us to the summer settlement of Thangnak for the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Thangnak to Khare [5000m/16400ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Leaving Thangnak we start to follow the trail that goes over the glacier to reach a Kharka with great views of surrounding high peaks. Our trail is a further ascend through moraines which eventually leads us to the snout of Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. From there we climb steeply to reach Khare. From Khare we can enjoy magnificent view of Northern Face of Mera Peak.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Trek to Mera Base Camp [5300m/17384ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
From Khare, we will follow the trail that ascends gradually over to Mera Glacier. Our trail climbs steeply as we trek 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 the final summit climb of Mera Peak.
Accommodation: Tented camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek to Mera High Camp [5700m/18696ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Today we leave the Base Camp and follow the trial that is often snow covered and slippery. We ascend gradually over to the top of the rock band and head towards Mera Peak High Camp. From our campsite, we will have magnificent views of world’s towering mountains including Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse and other surrounding high peaks. Once at the campsite, our Sherpa crew will set up the camp and make necessary preparations for the main summit climb, the following day.
Accommodation: Tented camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Summit Mera Peak [6461m/21192ft] and descend to Kongma Dingma [4850m/15908ft] [9-10 hrs]
Fully equipped and properly acclimatized we start early and follow the footsteps of our experienced climbing guides. We aim to reach the summit before midday and start to climb up the glacier that leads onto an irregular ridge. From there we climb steeply towards Mera Peak summit. Once at the top we are rewarded with up-close views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, Chamlang, Baruntse and other surrounding high peaks. We will spend quality time at the summit and then descend following the same route back to Kongma Dingma for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Trek from Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari [4825/15826ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] via Honku Valley
From Kongma Dingma, our trail heads higher into the yak pasture grounds of the beautiful and remote valley. Our trail leads us directly into the epicenter of world’s towering mountains. With stunning views of surrounding mountains and high alpine valleys, our trek continues until we arrive at Seto Pokhari. 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 12: Trek to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (South) [5650m/18532ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
After breakfast we pack our gears and leave Seto Pokhari. We continue our trekking on the trail that passes through one of the most remote part of the Himalayas. After some time, our trail is a gradual ascend journey over the Honku valley that offers true mountain wilderness. Our trek continues along the beautiful Honku valley and in short time we will arrive at Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (South).
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Trek to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (North) [5300m/17384ft] [6-7 hrs Trek] via Amphu Lapcha La Pass [5845m/19177ft]
Today we start early for the crossing of technically difficult and challenging alpine pass – Amphu Lapcha La Pass at 5,845 meters. The pass is often covered with snow and ice, so carefully we head towards the top of the pass. Once at the top of the pass we are rewarded with magnificent views of surrounding high mountains and alpine valleys. From the top we will descend vigorously to reach Amphu Lapcha North Base Camp for our overnight camping.   
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 14: Trek to Island Peak Base Camp [5087m/16685ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (North), we will follow the trail that offers great views of surrounding high mountains and the glaciers. After two hours of trekking we will arrive at Chhukung. We will have our lunch at Chhukung. After lunch we continue to trek on the trail that gradual inclines all the way to Island Peak Base Camp. We will set up our camp at the foot of Island Peak’s south ridge beneath the giant wall of Mount Nuptse and Mount Lhotse.
Accommodation: 
Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 15: Summit Island Peak [6189m/20299ft] and back to Base Camp [9-10 hrs]
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 16: Trek from Island Peak Base Camp to Dingboche [4260m/13972ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
After successfully achieving the summit of technically demanding Island Peak, we will retrace our steps on the same rocky trail that passes through Chhukung and then heads back all the way back to Dingboche. We can wash away the sweat and tiredness when we arrive at Dingboche.
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 17: Trek from Dingboche to Namche Bazaar [6-7 hrs Trek]
Leaving Dingboche we continue our return trek on main EBC trail. Our trail continues with rather easy downhill trekking that passes along many chortens to arrive at Namche Bazaar. After arriving at Namche Bazaar, we will walk around the busy market streets of Namche Bazaar with great views of Kwangde , Thamserku and  other snow topped mountains.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 18: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [6-7 hrs Trek]
The last day of our trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. We will descend passing through dense forested filled with rhododendron, oak and pine trees. Our trek is a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote Koshi River crossing it three times. We will make a final  uphill climb of approximately about forty-five minutes to reach Lukla.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 19: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
After having our breakfast, 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.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 20: International Departure as per your flight schedule
Our airport representative will drop you at International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

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OPENED: This date is available and open for bookings.
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Your Program Duration = 20 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • 3 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including city guide, all entrance fees and private transport
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport arrival and departure transfer
  • 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
  • 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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Reviews

Wonderful Climbing @ Mera Peak and Island Peak

We were a group of 5 people from Italy and went on Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. We have recently completed our trip with successful summit climb of both Mera and Island Peak.

Many thanks to whole NGT team and our climbing guide – Sonam Sherpa, he always made decisions keeping our health conditions on his mind. If he’d see anyone feeling sick due to altitude or anything – we continue only after everyone felt Okey.

Extra-ordinary job done by the crew members !! Thanks to everyone in Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition team !!! We recommend this company to anyone wanting to do adventure related activities in Nepal.

Best Regards,

Gilang and Group – Indonesia  

Mera Peak & Island Peak - Accomplished :D Thank-You !! Nepal Guide Treks & Expedition!!!!

Finally we have fulfilled our dream climb of Island and Mera Peak. Many thanks to our climbing guide Dendi Sherpa for guiding us to the summit. The feeling when standing at the summit , can’t be described in words. Only climbers know the real feeling of reaching the summit 😀 Also, the whole Nepal Guide Treks Team who supported and helped in every possible way to enhance our strength for reaching the summit. With our open heart we recommend Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for those wanting do trekking and peak climbing in Nepal.

Cheers,

Clara and Morgane – France

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