Mera and Island Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition offers multi-peaks climbing adventure trips in Nepal with higher success rates. Hence, two peaks Mera Island Treks and Expedition trip is one of the exclusive package trips among all. During our Mera and Island Expedition trip, we experience the summit of popular Nepal’s highest trekking peak Mera 6461m and Island Peak 6189m.
Mera Peak 6461m, recognized as a popular trekking peak in Nepal is located in Everest region of Nepal. In the climbing history, the peak was the 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 also adventurous peak climbing circuit. Climbers need to be physically and mentally fit while ascending the high altitudes through snow slopes.
Island Peak 6189m, is also a popular and highly demanding peak in Nepal and it is located in 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 the British Expedition team in 1953.
Mera and Island Peak Expedition with Mera Island Treks and Expedition have 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. We follow the regular route of Mera Peak Climbing until we reach the summit of Mera. After having successful Mera Peak summit, we head towards one of the challenging and adventurous peak climbing passes i.e. Amphu Laptsa pass 5845m. Then we gradually walk through several glaciers, amazing sceneries, and remote valleys until we reach 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 the popular trail of Everest Base Camp Trek at Dingboche. After there, we get back to Namche Bazaar and then to Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.
Equipment Needed During Climbing
30 min Drive
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuvan 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.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner
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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 day sightseeing.
Meals: BB Plan
45 minutes flight & 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 the forest filled with 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.
Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5-6 hrs Trek
Today we leave Chhuthang and follow the trail that is a gradual 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 a short time at the top, and then continue on our trek with a rather easy downhill descend journey as we approach Tuli Kharka.
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 spots on the planet.
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.
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 a magnificent view of Northern Face of Mera Peak.
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
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.
Today we leave the Base Camp and follow the trail 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 the 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.
9-10 hrs descend from Mera Peak
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.
5-6 hrs Trek
From Kongma Dingma, our trailheads higher into the yak pasture grounds of the beautiful and remote valley. Our trail leads us directly into the epicentre 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.
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 parts of the Himalayas. After some time, our trail is a gradually 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).
6-7 hrs Trek
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.
5-6 hrs Trek
Accommodation: Tented Camp
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.
Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
9-10 hrs trek descend back to base camp
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 are 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.
Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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.
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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.
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.
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
Our airport representative will drop you at International Airport as per your flight schedule.
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6,476 m is the Height of Mera Peak and 6189m at Island Summit. Mera Peak is one of the trekking peaks for beginner climbers and also for adventure-loving climbers.
Yes, you need to get climbing insurance for Mera(6,476m) and Island(6,189m) Two Peak Climb which will also cover your trekking insurance.
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You Should Bring:
Personal Climbing Gears:
Group Climbing Gears:
Rucksack and Travel Bags
Depending upon the steep hills, slopes and difficulties and high altitude of the trail one porter can carry 25 kilograms of weight.
Usually, we provide one porter for one client.
But, We will also provide porter according to the size of your group if needed.
The difficulties of Mera and Island Two Peak Climb depends on these common factors:
Mera and Island peak recognized as a popular trekking peak in Nepal is both located in the Everest region. Mera and Island two peaks is famous for trekking peak of Nepal. It is less technical and straightforward trekking peaks having more adventure and enjoy who do not have previous climbing experience. This two peaks perfect for beginner climber to gain experience of peak climbing and high altitude adventure.
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Finally, We have fulfilled our dream climb of Mera and Island 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. Do 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 to do trekking and peak climbing in Nepal.
Clara and Morgane
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 the whole NGT team and our climbing guide – Sonam Sherpa, he always made decisions keeping our health conditions in his mind. If he’d see anyone feeling sick due to altitude or anything – we continue only after everyone felt okay.
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.
Gilang and Group
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