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Mera Peak 6,470m. and Island 6,165m.

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 23 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Mountaineering
Activity Peak Climbing
Max. Altitude 6470m. - 21227ft. and 6,165m.- 20226ft.
Accomodation Lodge + Camping
Transportation By Air
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Best season Spring & Autumn
Minimum Pax No Limit
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A magnificent panoramic view circuit of the Everest Region with challenging ascents of Mera Peak and Island Peak

Mera Peak and Island Peak via Amphu Lapcha Pass is the combining ultimate trekking and climbing challenge in the Himalaya of Nepal. Mera and Island peaks are two of the great Himalayan climbing adventures. Mera Peak stands at 6,470 metres above sea level and Island Peak at 6,165 metres and this is the adventure of a lifetime in the Himalaya’s offering you a unique chance to climb two awe-inspiring peaks on one expedition. Geographically, Mera and Island peaks are fairly close, however they are separated by the mountain chain dividing the Hunku and Khumbu Valleys. Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing trip offers you the chance to visit one of the most beautiful and remote valleys in Nepal as well as the opportunity to cross the challenging and beautiful Amphu Lapcha Pass at 5780 metres. Although Mera Peak is slightly higher than Island peak, Mera peak is technically a straight forward climb. It is called a trekking peak but nothing with ropes, glaciers, crampons and ice axes is trekking and not to be underestimated. Mera peak is climbable for people without mountaineering experience but always best to come prepared with winter skills experience. The climb to the summit is a very strenuous, but steady, glacier climb with rewarding views of the Himalayas from the top.

We ascend Island Peak via the standard route, directly underneath the imposing south west face of Mount Lhotse, fourth highest mountain in the world. Though lower in altitude than Mera Peak, Island Peak is slightly more challenging. The ascent involves an easy scramble up to a rock ridge and then onto a glacier where fixed lines are used to climb the 45 degree snow slopes leading to the exposed summit ridge. The fabulous summit views include Mount Lhotse, Nuptse, Mt. Makalu and Ama Dablam. We follow the Chhukung Valley and join the Everest Base Camp trail at Dingboche, one of many Sherpa settlements we pass through on our return to Lukla then next day fly back to Kathmandu.

Detail Itinerary

Peak Climbing Cost Includes:

  • Land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace, tourist and local Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, trekking pick up and drop).
  • 3 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • 3 Major meals; B/L/D (by Lodge menu) and accommodation; twin sharing bed room at best available teahouse lodge en-route, tented camp at Base Camp and high passes.
  • Twin sharing North Face brand tent, dining tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent, Kitchen utensil etc.).
  • 1 English speaking equipped, professional trekking + climbing guide, Cook, Kitchen boys and necessary Porter. (1 Porter between two member).
  • Climbing guide equipment charges.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking and till Base camp.
  • Snow bars and rope for the climbing as well as tented camp while on climbing to Island and Mera Peak.
  • Mera and Island Peak Permit, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance fees, Sagarmatha National Park permit and garbage deposit.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu with airport tax and cargo fees.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Peak Climbing Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking and Peak climbing gears etc.
  • High tent, high food and sleeping bag.
  • Gammo Bag for the life saving device, incase of altitude sickness for Member.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: To and from your country.
  • Nepal entry, re-entry visa fees and international airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crews.

Spring Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff and transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Preparation, briefing and free for shopping in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m.) then trek to Chutanga (3,173m.).
Day 04: Cross Zatrwa - La (4,610m.) and trek to Thuli Kharka (4,400m.).
Day 05: Thuli Kharka - Tashi Dingma (3,520m.)
Day 06: Tashi Dingma - Tangnang (4,350m.)
Day 07: Tangnang - Khare (5,100m.)
Day 08: Rest day in Khare for acclimatization.
Day 09: Khare – Mera - La (5,415m.) and fixed High Camp.
Day 10: Ascent to Mera summit (6,470m.) and trek to Kangma Dingma (5220m.).
Day 11: Reserve day for incasebad weather.
Day 12: Kangma Dingma – Seto Pokhari (4500m.)
Day 13: Seto Pokhari - Amphu Lapcha South Base Camp (5,600m.)
Day 14: Amphu Lapcha South BC – Amphu Lapcha Pass (5,780m.) – Amphu Lapcha North BC (5200m.).
Day 15: Amphu Lapcha North Base Camp - Island Peak Base Camp (5,600m.)
Day 16: Island Peak Base Camp – High Camp and preparation day.
Day 17: High Camp - Island Peak (6,165m.) summit and trek to Chhukung Village (4,750m.)
Day 18: Chukung Village - Tengboche (3,867m.)
Day 19: Tengboche - Namche Bazar (,3440m.)
Day 20: Namche Bazar – Lukla (2800m.) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu then transfers to Hotel.
Day 22: Kathmandu free and farewell dinner.
Day 23: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Autumn Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff and transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Preparation, briefing and free for shopping in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m.) then trek to Chutanga (3,173m.).
Day 04: Cross Zatrwa - La (4,610m.) and trek to Thuli Kharka (4,400m.).
Day 05: Thuli Kharka - Tashi Dingma (3,520m.)
Day 06: Tashi Dingma - Tangnang (4,350m.)
Day 07: Tangnang - Khare (5,100m.)
Day 08: Rest day in Khare for acclimatization.
Day 09: Khare – Mera - La (5,415m.) and fixed High Camp.
Day 10: Ascent to Mera summit (6,470m.) and trek to Kangma Dingma (5220m.).
Day 11: Reserve day for incasebad weather.
Day 12: Kangma Dingma – Seto Pokhari (4500m.)
Day 13: Seto Pokhari - Amphu Lapcha South Base Camp (5,600m.)
Day 14: Amphu Lapcha South BC – Amphu Lapcha Pass (5,780m.) – Amphu Lapcha North BC (5200m.).
Day 15: Amphu Lapcha North Base Camp - Island Peak Base Camp (5,600m.)
Day 16: Island Peak Base Camp – High Camp and preparation day.
Day 17: High Camp - Island Peak (6,165m.) summit and trek to Chhukung Village (4,750m.)
Day 18: Chukung Village - Tengboche (3,867m.)
Day 19: Tengboche - Namche Bazar (,3440m.)
Day 20: Namche Bazar – Lukla (2800m.) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu then transfers to Hotel.
Day 22: Kathmandu free and farewell dinner.
Day 23: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Mountain Info

    Location: Asia, Nepal
    Trip Days: 23 Days
    Height: 6470m. - 21227ft. and 6,165m.- 20226ft.
    Latitude: 27°42′33″N - 27°55′21″N
    Longitude: 86°52′06″E - 86°56′10″E
    Grade: Mountaineering
    Normal Ascent Route: Normal
    First Ascent: Mera Central by Col J.O.M. Roberts and Sen Tenzing on May 20, 1953, and Mera North on 1975 by French climbers Marcel Jolly, G. Baus and L. Honills via standard climbing route though some sources state that it was climbed on 29 October 1973 and the climbers included L. Limarques, Ang Lhakpa and two other Sherpas.- 1956 by Hans-Rudolf Von Gunten and 2 unknown Sherpas
    Easiest Route: Rock/Snow/ice climb
    Group Size: Minimum 2 Person/Group Joining Basis/Private Group
    Lodging Level: Hotel/Lodge/Camping
    Accomodation: 4 Nights Kathmandu and 18 Nights Lodges/Camping
    Food: Included B/L/D except main meals in Kathmandu
    Best Seasons: Spring/Autumn
    Caravan Route: Kathmandu - Lukla - Zatrwa-La Pass - Khare - Mera Peak Base Camp - Amphu Lapcha Pass - Island Base Camp - Namche Bazar - Lukla - Kathmandu

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