Climb Mera & Island Peaks

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  • duration 25 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Conquer Nepal's two most popular trekking peaks
  • Travel to the Everest region, the fabled land of the Sherpas
  • Trek through the wild Hinku and Imja valleys
  • Cross the Amphu Lapcha La Pass
Join us on this 25-day, guided expedition and get the chance to climb Mera and Island peaks, two of the most popular trekking peaks in the Himalayas. Your adventure begins in Kathmandu from where we will fly to Lukla on the second day of this trip.

Head for the rural village of Pangkoma next and continue your journey to Mera Peak High Camp (5,200m) via Ningshow, Chhatra Khola, Kothe, Thagnak and Khare. Trek steadily to allow your body to acclimatize to the increasing elevation.

Summit Mera Peak on Day 12. The journey to the top of the mountain does not require much technical skills, even though it is physically demanding. Enjoy stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and Kanchenjunga mountains, all above 8,000 metres, from the summit before starting your journey down.

Continue to Seto Pokhari, in the Honku Valley (5,035m), and cross the Amphu Lapcha La Pass, which is located nearly 6,500 metres above sea level. Traverse the Imja Valley as you head for the majestic Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse in the local language. You will reach the summit of this peak (6,160m) on Day 18.

After that, it is time to head down to Lukla via Pangboche and Namche Bazaar. You will catch your flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. The best seasons to go on this trek are spring and autumn. Traveling with you will be an experienced mountain guide. For more details, please scroll down.
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  • On Jan 11 2019
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  • From Portugal
  • On Jan 19 2019
“I was looking for a tailored programme, designed for a specific photographic project that was looking to support the nepalese people, and with Chris, I found a great human being, that made all the efforts to make possible our trip.
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  • On Jan 10 2019
“The culture it's awesome, and you will learn so much with the people who live there, because they want to theatch us, the guide's are also the best you can fine anywhere...”
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  • Day 1: Kathmandu arrival
  • Day 2: Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya
  • Day 3: Paiya – Pangkongma via Col Khari La Pass
  • Day 4: Pangkongma – Ningsow
  • Day 5: Ningsow – Chhatra Khola
  • Day 6: Chhatra Khola – Kothe
  • Day 7: Kothe – Thangnag
  • Day 8: Acclimatisation in Thangnag
  • Day 9: Thangnag – Khare
  • Day 10: Acclimatisation in Khare
  • Day 11: Ascend to Mera Peak High Camp
  • Day 12: Summit Mera Peak & back to Khare
  • Day 13: Reserve day
  • Day 14: Khare – Seto Pokhari (Honku Valley)
  • Day 15: Seto Pokhari – Amphu Lapcha La Base Camp
  • Day 16: Amphu Lapcha La Base Camp – Chhukung via Amphu Lapcha La Pass
  • Day 17: Chhukung – Island Peak Base Camp
  • Day 18: Summit Island Peak & back to Chhukung
  • Day 19: Reserve day
  • Day 20: Chhukung – Pangboche
  • Day 21: Pangboche – Namche Bazaar
  • Day 22: Namche Bazaar – Lukla
  • Day 23: Lukla – Kathmandu
  • Day 24: Buffer day
  • Day 25: Kathmandu departure
  • Airport pickup and drop off as per the itinerary
  • Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight tickets
  • 3 night's tourist-standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. Guesthouse and tented camp accommodation during the trek
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Island Peak & Mera Peak climbing permits. Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park, Makalu Barun National Park entrance fees & Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality fee
  • High-altitude climbing leader (a Sherpa guide) licensed by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) for the summit attempt
  • Group climbing equipment such as ropes, ice axes, ice screws, snow bars, and carbine. A satellite phone (for emergency contact only)
  • A first aid medical kit & an oxymeter
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets & duffel bags (to be returned after the trek is over)
  • All taxes
  • Nepal visa fees (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days at the time of preparing this itinerary)
  • International flight tickets
  • Travel/medical insurance that covers high-altitude climbing as well as accidents, emergencies and chopper evacuation
  • Personal climbing gear (crampons, climbing boots & mountaineering outfits)
  • Expenses that are personal in nature such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Additional nights in hotels in Kathmandu (early arrival, late departure as well as early return from the trek)
  • Meals except those mentioned on the itinerary
  • Tips to your guide and porter
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • When is the best time to summit Island Peak?

    The ideal time for climbing Island Peak is around April to May and October through November. The winter and the monsoon months will likely have fewer crowds but wet weather and snow and cold may make the climb more challenging. Some tours do not ever offer climbing in these months. Your guide will have enough knowledge about the weather and geography to advise the exact right time while you are on tour as well.

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

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