Mera & Island Peak via Amphu Labsta

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  • duration 30 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +12
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Climb Mera (6476m) & Island Peak (6189m) on a fully supported expedition led by expert climbing guides
  • Take in stunning views from the summits of two of Nepal's classic "trekking" peaks
  • Cross the technical Amphu Laptsa Pass at 5845m
  • Discover warm and welcoming Sherpa Culture
Starting and ending in Kathmandu, the trip "Mera & Island Peak Via Amphu Labsta" is a guided climbing trip that takes 30 days. You will travel through Mera Peak Base Camp, Chunbu Kharka, Pangom and 10 other destinations in Nepal. "Mera & Island Peak Via Amphu Labsta" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

An exhilarating mountaineering expedition to Mera Peak (6476m/21,246ft) and Island Peak (6189m/20,305ft), two of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal, combined with a crossing of the Amphu Labsta.. Mera (6476m/21,246ft) & Island Peak (6189m/20,305ft) are two of the most popular trekking peaks in the Nepal Himalaya and this expedition combines climbs on both mountains with a trek through the remote Honku Valley and a crossing of the spectacular and technical Amphu Laptsa Pass. The generous itinerary ensures proper acclimatisation and we have plenty of contingency days in the event of inclement weather. Being slightly to the south of the main range, Mera offers spectacular views from Kanchenjunga in the east to the Langtang region in the west. Island Peak is situated right in the heart of the Khumbu area and although it is dwarfed by the enormous Lhotse Face to the north, the views from the summit are truly exceptional.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 22 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
“Balram was an excellent leader and I commend him and his team of climbing sherpas and porters for their efforts. Balram's decision-making ended up being 'spot on' in trying conditions (snow and blizzards) for our successful climbs and crossing.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 14 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
“The highlight of the trip was the outstanding leadership and management of our leader and his team during the late monsoon conditions.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 12 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
“A trip of a life time and love it! The trek had challenged me physically and mentally. The views were absolutely breathtaking. The support crew and climbing Sherpas were experience and I always felt safe even though I was the only female in the group. The right mindset is required for this trek and do train for it. A big thanks to Balram, Lakpa, Nawang, Sauna, Hom, Chilhing, Ram, cooks and the porters and the boys in the group!”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Join Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Gear check and free day in Kathmandu or drive to Ramechap (approx 5 hours)
  • Day 3 : Fly to Lukla (2800m) & commence trekking to Puiyan (approx 2800m)
  • Day 4 : Trek to Pangom (2800m)
  • Day 5 : Nashing Dingma (2600m)
  • Day 6 : Chalem Kharka (3600m)
  • Day 7 : Chunbu Kharka (4200m)
  • Day 8 : Rest day at Chunbu Kharka
  • Day 9 : To Hinku valley camp (approx 3600m)
  • Day 10 : To Tagnag (4400m)
  • Day 11 : Acclimatisation Day/preparations
  • Day 12-13 : To Base Camp (5000m) and preparation day
  • Day 14-16 : Summit attempt on Mera (6476m)
  • Day 17 : Rest & Contingency Day
  • Day 18-19 : Commence trek into the Hunku Valley
  • Day 20 : Rest day
  • Day 21-22 : Cross Amphu Laptsa (5845m) to Island Peak Base Camp (5100m)
  • Day 23 : Contingency Day
  • Day 24 : Summit Island Peak
  • Day 25-27 : Trek to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 28 : Trek to Lukla (8-9hrs)
  • Day 29 : Fly to Kathmandu or return via Ramechap
  • Day 30 : In Kathmandu, trip concludes
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • 29 breakfasts, 27 lunches and 27 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$1170
Transport
  • Return flights to/from Lukla included
  • Private transportation
Others
  • Climbing pack including ice axe, crampons harness and helmet
  • 25kgs luggage allowance on internal domestic flights to Lukla
  • Safety equipment including portable altitude chamber, group medical, satellite phone and oxygen cylinder for emergency use
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Porters to carry personal and group equipment and porter's insurance
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • International Airfares
  • Airline taxes and charges
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Mera & Island Peak via Amphu Labsta tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 30 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 December 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Mera & Island Peak via Amphu Labsta tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Mera & Island Peak via Amphu Labsta tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • I need personal climbing equipment. Can I rent it from the tour operator?

    Usually, yes. And in case the tour operator cannot provide you with climbing equipment, then they can easily recommend a reliable local shop where you can rent climbing equipment.

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

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