- 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
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.
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
- Earn US$ 115+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- An average group size of maximum 8 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
- Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
- What is the required budget for a trip to Nepal?
Is a visa on arrival available?
Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.
- How does it work with a porter?
Is Asia open for tourists?
Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.
As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.
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.