Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing - 22 Days

Highlights

  • Crossing the technical Amphu Lapts La pass 5845 m high pass.
  • An amazing view of the snowcapped mountains including Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Kanchenjunga, so on.
  • With the warm hospitality of Khumbu people and explore the beautiful flora, fauna, and wilderness of Sagarmatha national park, visit the Hingku valley.
  • Explore the Sherpa culture, colorful villages with beautiful lakes and glaciers on the trip.

Overview-

Mera and Island combo climbing is the ultimate climbing experience. Mera and Island peak climbing is one of the classical climbing peaks located in the Khumbu region of Nepal.

First, you will climb to Mera Peak and Amphu Laptsa pass and finally climbed to Island peak and back to Lukla and back to Kathmandu. Physically and mentally preparation is well needed for combo Mera and Island peak climbing with Amphu Laptcha pass trek.

However, not only peak climbing but also have good experience of the high pass (Amphu Laptsa pass) trek. Amphu Laptcha pass ( 5845 m) is technical pass trekking. Thus, both Mera and Island peak climbing with Amphu Laptcha La pass trail is a vibrant experience for the trekkers. Although you can see the outstanding close views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and many more.

Mera peak and Island peak climbing are needed best weather to the summit. Visit the beautiful Sherpa people their culture and lives style of the Khumbu region. Beautiful landscape, gorgeous valleys, and great hidden wilderness makes your trekking quite romantics as well as memorable. Amphu Lapcha trekking is also one of the parts of the unique experience of the trail.

Moreover, while climbing Island can see the amazing view of Lhotse, Nuptse ridge, Cho Oyu Ama Dablam Baruntse, and many more. Island peak slightly technical and steeper peak climbing tan Mera peak climbing.

Accommodations and meals

You will have a nice accommodation in Kathmandu. Whereas you will have basic tea house and lodge accommodation on trek and tented accommodation during climbing and high pass trail. Likewise, varieties of meals option are available on the trek, and some fixed meals available during the climbing period.

Overview

Day 01: Arrival at the Airport (1345m/4428ft)

Day 2:  Sightseeing and relax day in Kathmandu / B

Day 03: Lukla to Chutanga (3050m/10006)- 4 hrs    / B.L.D

Day 04: Chutanga to Tuli Kharka (3900m/1275ft)- 6 hrs  / B.L.D

Day 05: Tuli Kharka to Kothe (4095m/13435ft)- 5 hrs  / B.L.D

Day 06: Kothe to Thangnak (4350m/14271ft)- 4 hrs  / B.L.D

Day 07: Rest day at Thangnak   / B.L.D

Day 08: Thangnak to Khare (5045m/16551ft)- 4 hrs  / B.L.D

Day 09:   Khare to Mera Base Camp (5300m/17388ft)- 4 / 5 hrs   / B.L.D

Day 10:  Mera Base Camp to High Camp (5780m/18963ft)- 4 / 5 hrs   / B.L.D

Day 11:  Mera High camp to Summit and return to Kongma Dingma (6476m/21246ft)-   / B.L.D

Day 12: Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari passes via Hoku Valley /5040m / B.L.D

Day 13 : Seto Pokhari to Amphu Lapcha base camp south cool / 5650m / B.L.D

Day 14 : Amphu Lapcah base camp to North via Amphu Lapcha La pass / 5845 m 5/6 hrs/ / B.L.D

Day 15 :Trek to Island peak base camp 5100m 5/6 hrs / B.L.D

Day 16: Extra reserve days if incase of bad weather, / B.L.D

Day 17 : Summit Island peak and back to Base camp / Chukung, 4400 m 6/ 7 hrs B.L.D

Day 18: Trek back to Dingbuche from Island peak base camp – 4410 m 4/5 hrs B.L.D

Day 19:  Dingbouche to Namche Bazar 3440 m 8/9 – B.L.D

Day 20 : Namche Bazar to Lukla 2850 m 7/ 8 hrs / B.L.D

Day 21 : Lukla to Kathmandu / B.D

Day 22: Departure day / B

 

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at the Airport (1345m/4428ft)

Our airport representative will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Check-in the hotel and shortly briefing about the trip plan details. Overnight stay in a hotel

Day 2
Sightseeing and relax day in Kathmandu / B. D

Visit around in Kathmandu valley so day sightseeing tour plan. Visit Swyambhunath, Baudhanath, and Pashupatinath tours. Visit different world heritage sites in Kathmandu and explore Hinduism and Buddhism religious ad cultural harmony. Finally after sightseen the checklist of your gear and shopping before a day flight to Lukla.

Accommodations -Overnight stay hotel
Meals included – Breakfast

Day 3
Lukla to Chutanga (3050m/10006)- 4 hrs / B.L.D

After breakfast early in the morning scenic flight to Lukla. Meet our all team members in Lukla and start your trek to Chhuthanga. Trek passes via beautiful landscape and hills, forests and finally reach the Chhuthhanga.

Maximum Altitude- 3050 meter
Walking distance – 4 to 5 hrs
Accommodations -Overnight stay in the guest house.
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4
Chutanga to Tuli Kharka (3900m/1275ft)- 6 hrs / B.L.D

Today’s trek continues to Thuli Kharka. After the breakfast walk gradually step ascent to uphill and finally pass zatrawala La 4600 meter. See the amazing landscape beautiful forest, great views of mount Karyolang peak, Kongade Ri, etc. Finally, after zatra La pass decedent till you reach to Thuli Kharka.

Maximum Altitude- 4600 meter
Walking distance – 6 to 7 hrs
Accommodations -Overnight stay in the guest house.
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5
Tuli Kharka to Kothe (4095m/13435ft)- 5 hrs / B.L.D

After breakfast trek follows to the beautiful forest of rhododendron trees, alpine, nice view of Hinku rivers. Walk slightly ascent, descent, and finally reach Kothe.

Maximum Altitude- 4200 meter
Walking distance – 6 to 7 hrs
Accommodations -Overnight stay in a guest house.
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6
Kothe to Thangnak (4350m/14271ft)- 4 hrs / B.L.D

Early mornings see the beautiful mountains and amazing hills. Once you have breakfast trek to Thangka. Walkthrough the Hinku rivers, see the nice view of the Himalayas, forest. On the way you can see one of the oldest Gompa called Lungsumgba cave it’s about 2000 old gompa of this reason which is quite famous for Hindu and Buddhis both.

Maximum Altitude- 4300 meter
Walking distance – 4 to 5 hrs
Accommodations -Overnight stay in a guest house.
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7
Rest day at Thangnak / B.L.D

Extra day in Thangag. The morning after breakfast hike to the top hill and see the nice view of Kusum Kanguru. Hiking around 500 meters uphill and excursion day of the beautiful Himalayas. Enjoy the great sunrise view of Kusum Kangaru, Mera La, Mera peak, etc. The extra day is a quite valuable time to acclimatize the high altitude and explore around.

Maximum Altitude- 4900 meter
Walking distance – 3 to 4 hrs
Accommodations -Overnight stay in a guest house.
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8
Thangnak to Khare (5045m/16551ft)- 4 hrs / B.L.D

Today after the breakfast walk about 4 hrs continue to reach Khare. The trail passes via lateral moraine and digs glaciers around. Amazing views of beautiful mountains and passes nice streams and lakes. Trails pass via different moraines, Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers are an ideal part of the trail. Finally close to reaching Khare walk about 1 hrs steep uphill to reach Khare.

Maximum Altitude- 5000 meter
Walking distance – 4 to 5 hrs
Accommodations -Overnight stay in a guest house.
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9
Khare to Mera Base Camp (5300m/17388ft) 4 / 5 hrs / B.L.D

Extra acclimatization day in Khare before the climb to Mera high camp and summit to Mera peak. You can see the nice view of Mera peaks, Mera la, Metra glaciers, etc. Trek to Mera base camp and back to Khare or overnight stay at base camp before going to high camp. Final checklist of your climbing gears, climbing basic training before you climb to Mera peak.

Fully prepare for climbing and rehearsal using your climbing geras like harness, climbing rope, crampons, ice axe, boot, etc, and fully physically and mentally prepare for the climbing Mera peak.

Maximum Altitude- 5400 meter
Walking distance – 4 to 5 hrs
Accommodations -Overnight stay in a guest house.
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10
Mera Base Camp to High Camp (5780m/18963ft)- 4 / 5 hrs / B.L.D

After breakfast gradually ascend to Mera high camp. Walk all the way via Mera glaciers and finally arrive at high camp. You can see the great Himalayas including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Barutse, etc.

Maximum Altitude- 5800 meter
Walking distance – 4 to 5 hrs
Accommodations -Overnight stay intent
Meals included – (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Day 11
Mera High camp to Summit and return to Kongma Dingma (6476m/21246ft)- / B.L.D

At night after having meals ready to climb Mera peak with fully equipped with climbing gears. You can see the amazing sunrise views of the gorgeous great Himalayas including Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, etc. Finally after summit back to the high camp and after having lunch descend to Kongma Dingma and overnight stay in the lodge.

Maximum Altitude- 6476 meter
Walking distance – 7 to 8 hrs
Accommodations -Overnight stay intent
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12
Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari passes via Hoku Valley /5040m / B.L.D

After breakfast trek continues to the Seto Pokhari beautiful lakes. The trail passes via the idea of alpine valleys and nice lakes, snowcapped Himalayas are the main attraction of the trek.

Maximum Altitude- 5040 meter
Walking distance – 5 to 6 hrs
Accommodations -Overnight stay intent
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13
Seto Pokhari to Amphu Lapcha base camp south cool / 5650m / B.L.D

Trek continues to Amphu Lapcha Base camp via beautiful lakes and valleys. Walk pass via great landscapes ascended towards the Hinku valley and finally reach south cool of Amphu Lapcha base camp.

Maximum Altitude- 5650 meter
Walking distance – 5 to 6 hrs
Accommodations -Overnight stay intent
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14
Amphu Lapcah base camp to North via Amphu Lapcha La pass / 5845 m 5/6 hrs/ / B.L.D

Today early in the morning trail ascended to Amphu Lapcha la Pass 5845 meter. Enjoy beautiful snowcapped mountains, alpine valleys, rocky trails. Trails are a bit difficult day due to the highest pass of the trail.

Maximum Altitude- 5845 meter
Walking distance – 5 to 6 hrs
Accommodations -Overnight stay intent
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15
Trek to Island peak base camp 5100m 5/6 hrs / B.L.D

Early morning trail starts our trail to Island peak base camp. The trail passes through nice views of snow-capped mountains and glaciers and finally reaches to base camp.

Maximum Altitude- 5100 meter
Walking distance – 6 hrs
Accommodations -Overnight stay in tea house
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16
Extra reserve days if incase of bad weather, / B.L.D

Extra reserve day in incases of bad weather need to ascent for next day.

Day 17
Summit Island peak and back to Base camp / Chukung, 4800 m 6/ 7 hrs B.L.D

Summit day of Island peak. Early wake u at night and start summit to Island peak. There is some technical part while you climb Island peak. Enjoy the great sunrise view of mount Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse Barutse, etc. Finally, we reach the summit to Island peak (6189 m) and descend to Chukung or Base camp and overnight stay.

Maximum Altitude- 44800 meter
Walking distance – 6/7 hrs
Accommodations -Overnight stay in a guesthouse / tent
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18
Trek back to Dingbuche from Island peak base camp - 4410 m 4/5 hrs B.L.D

Finally, trek back to Dingboche all you can see the amazing Khumbu valley, nice countryside, farmland. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and gorgeous landscape.

Maximum Altitude- 4410 meter
Walking distance – 4 to 5 hrs
Accommodations -Overnight stay in tea house
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19
Dingbouche to Namche Bazar 3440 m 8/9 - B.L.D

After breakfast trek continues to the Namche Bazar. Enjoy the vibrant and Tengboche monastery, nice valley, and forests and finally reach Namche Bazar and overnight stay in Namche Bazar.

Maximum Altitude- 4040 meter
Walking distance – 7 to 8 hrs
Accommodations -Overnight stay in tea house
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20
Namche Bazar to Lukla 2850 m 7/ 8 hrs / B.L.D

Trails descend to Lukla via the beautiful forests and Dudh Koshi rivers. The trail passes via the alpine forest, suspension bridges, dense rhododendron forests, etc, and finally reaches Lukla.

Maximum Altitude- 2850 meter
Walking distance – 7 to 8 hrs
Accommodations -Overnight stay in tea house
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21
Lukla to Kathmandu / B.D Day

The morning flies back to Kathmandu. Check-in hotel and hanging around and relax. Join the farewell dinner program around in the evening.

Maximum Altitude- 1360 meter
Accommodations -Overnight stay hotel in Kathmandu
Meals included – Breakfast, Dinner

Day 22
Departure day / B

Last day in Kathmandu. Our airport representative will depart to the airport.

Meals included – Breakfast

Includes

  • • All airport pick up and drop in private vehicle
  • • All transportation A/C car, tourist deluxe bus during trips
  • • Trekking lodge during trekking
  • • Whole accommodations during trips in the mountain, trekking lodge, camping, etc
  • • We provide a sleeping bag & down-jacket during the trek (if you don’t have your own but return after trek)
  • • 3 times meals during trekking as mention in the itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
  • • All meals and drinks included during climbing period
  • • Especial insurance to our climbing and trekking guides, cook, base camp porters
  • • Some seasonal fruits
  • • First aid medicine item, T-shirt & Trip achievement certificate
  • • Trekking permit & TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • • Special Professional Climbing Guide their salary, accommodation, meals, and their insurance
  • • Our government tax official expenses
  • • Climbing especial Permit for Mera peak and Island peak
  • • One especial farewell dinner program

Excludes

  • • Extra meals in the Kathmandu & dessert items, any types of drinks items
  • • Tour entrance fees
  • • Climbing gears and types of equipment which you can get hiring in Kathmandu
  • • Your international air ticket
  • • Your travel insurance & tips for the guides
Insurance process for Mera and Island Peak climbing?

Of course, for any international peak climbing and mounting insurance is mostly for your safety. You have to take insurance for both Mera and Island peak climbing. Your insurance should cover personal medical, and evacuation. However, insurance makes your trip low risk and comfortable to travel. Therefore insurance is mandatory for the high altitude trekking and peak climbing.

Insurance of the Crew (guide, porters and Sherpa, cook)

Regarding insurance of our crew (team members) company is well responsible about it. Sunrise Adventure treks will arrange for insurance for our crew (guide, porters, and Sherpa cook) our team member’s insurance coverage their medical, accidental, and rescue coverage if in case of any emergency. The company is well responsible for our field staff but the client should have their own insurance to cover if any high risk.

Best time for Mera and Island peak climbing

Spring March to May and Autumn September to November are the best seasons for Mera and Island peak climbing. Climbing needed the ideal weather for climbing as well as high pass trail.

Similarly, monsoon season June, July and August is not ideal for the climbing due to the monsoon and cloudy. Winter season December, January, February, months have some high risk for climbing due to the heavenly snow falls and freezing during climbing.
Both Island peak climbing needed favorable weather. Beautiful season of trekking and climbing makes trekking and climbing worth it.

How about Safety, guides, Sherpa, and team members

All our team members Crew (guide, porters and Sherpa, cook) are assigned according to our group. Our team members are origin from a local base and are well expert. Some of our guides and Sherpa team members have already climbed several times different renowned highest mountains including earth highest peak Mount Everest and many more. That is why we are professional and will operate your trip safely away.
Therefore all our guides and team members are professional in trekking, expeditions, high rescue, and well known about safety managements in high altitudes. Thus we have bold responsibility regarding the safety and successful arrangements of your adventures.

Gears list for Mera peak and Island climbing?

Gears and types of equipment is most important for the climbing. Below are the essential gears for Mera peak and Island climbing so you can choose some of them as you need.

1. A sport harness- provides the best grip preventing you from falling

2. Carabineers- used in rope-intensive activities

3. Infinity Dry Rope / Prusik Loop- used in rope rescue

4. Braking Belay Device- attached to harness or carabineer

5. Crampons- improves mobility while walking over snow

6. Trekking Poles- walking support on the ice

7. The Figure of eight locks/ Descender/ Super 8- precise control over speed while descending

8. Ascender- attached to a rope to make ascending easy

9. Ice Axe- ice climbing tool

10. Multi-LED Headlamp & Spare batteries- for a clear journey

11. Slings- reduce the load damage

12. Altimeter- to measure the altitude of the place

13. Climbing Helmet- protect from rock falls

14. Climbing Rope- important for climbing

15. U- Lock- makes better locks

16. Gloves (Insulating)- used for various stuff like making knots, climbing and keeping your hands warm

17. Sleeping bag- protects your body while sleeping

18. Survival Blanket- works as a useful first-aid kit if someone is going into shock

19. Oxygen- necessary if you suffer from AMS its an optional one

20. Insect repellent- protects from the bite

Besides Climbing gears, there are other things that you need while trekking. They are listed below:

Clothing

• Loose comfortable T-Shirts

• Long-sleeved shirts for sun protection

• Trousers

• A warm jacket and a fleece pullover

• A thermal layer (shirt and pants)

• Water and windproof jacket

• Water and windproof trousers

• Woolen or thermal gloves

• Sun hat and sunglasses

• Woolen or fleece hat

• Scarf

• Down jacket

Footwear

• A pair of Hiking Boots-water resistance

• Trekking Shoes

• Sandals

• Socks

• 4 pairs of good hiking socks

• 4 pairs of thermal socks Bags

Bags

• Duffel bags

• Day Backpack

Skin Protection

• Sunscreen- a minimum of SPF 30

• SPF lip balm

• Pairs of sunglasses

Toiletries and First Aid

• Soap

• Shampoo

• Conditioner

• Travel Towel

• Toothpaste and Toothbrush

• Deodorant and Wet Wipes

• Hair Brush and Hair Ties

• Tampons or Pads

• Toilet Paper and Hand Sanitizer

First Aid Kit

• Basic medicine- cold medicines, anti-diarrhoea pills, and Diamox for altitude sickness.

• Bandages

• Gauze

• Medical tape and a compression bandage for strains or sprains

• Nail clippers.

• Any prescription medication

Electronics
• Mobile Phone and Charger
• Camera, Memory Cards and Charger or Batteries

Food and Accommodations on Mera & Isalnd peak Climbing

You will have a standard hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast. Although, basic accommodation tea house, and camping accommodation during Mera and Island peak trekking and climbing. However, you will have a basic sharing bathroom and toilets on the trek so do not hope for a western-style of bathroom. So there is basic accommodation during trek and camping accommodation during climbing period.

Food and drinks items-

You can enjoy different types of meals on the trek. You will have Indian, Continental, Italian, Chinese any typical Nepalese cousins during trekking. Either if you are a Vegetarians or Vegan such meals are also available on the trek. While you are with a big group better you can have quick meals. Regarding drinks can use boil water, mineral water, or tap water using water purification tablets. Mountains water is quite clean to drinks it’s no any pollution.

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Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing

Trip Facts

  • Trekking, Climibng
  • Mera 7 Island peak
  • 6476m
  • March to May & Sep to Nov
  • Kathmandu