Mera and Island Peak

Double the challenge, double the fun! Mera & Island Peak Climbing is a spectacular journey into the heart of the Himalayas in Makalu and Everest regions. The trip includes scaling the highest trekking peak in Nepal- Mera Peak (6476m) before conquering the Island Peak (6189m) in the Sagarmatha National Park. While the Island Peak is more technically challenging, Mera Peak is somewhat known for accommodating the views of five of the highest mountains in the world. All in all, climbing these peaks offers a fantastic opportunity to prepare for more upper Himalayas and enjoy the pristine nature.

Mera Peak lies in the western fringe of the Makalu Barun National Park and is known for the isolated trails leading to the mountain. Similarly, Island Peak stands out as an island surrounded by Himalayan glaciers in the Sagarmatha National Park. Both these peaks are widely revered for thrilling adventure and both are among the popular peak climbing destinations in himalaya. The Mera and Island Peak Climbing trip starts from Kathmandu and heads to Lukla on a short flight. Thereon, you indulge in trekking for a few days until you reach the base camp of the respective peaks.

From Lukla, you set your sights on Mera Peak and trek pass Panggom and Chhetra Khola Campsite to reach Khare. Crossing Mera La Pass (5045m), you reach the Mera Peak Base Camp. Then, you scale Mera Peak (6476m) to immerse in the ethereal view consisting of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Makalu (8481m), and Kanchenjunga (8586m) among others. Then after, we continue the trip and cross Amphu Laptsa Pass (5770m) to enter the Imja Valley. The next part of the trip takes you to Island Peak Base Camp from where the second peak climbing begins. This time, the climb will be more technical, and you might even have to use fixed ropes. The top of Island Peak (6189m) also offers panoramic vistas of the Everest range. Then, you descend and follow the trail past Tengboche and Namche to return to Lukla.

Experience Required

climbing Mara & Island Peak is a strenuous level of activity in both the Makalu and Everest regions. So, climbers have to be physically fit and technically adept for the activity. Similarly, our trip itinerary has abundant acclimatization days along with climbing practice and training sessions. Island peak is frequently climbing trekking peak, it is suitable to climb during the autumn and spring season.

Please contact us to discuss the itinerary and your preferred dates or your suitability.

01 Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400m) & transfer to hotel
02 Fly Kathmandu to Lukla, trek south to Poyan (2,800m)
03 Trek to Pang Goma (2,880m)
04 Trek to Ngimso (2,610m)
05 Trek to Forest camp (3,380)
06 Trek to Kothe (3,550m)
07-08 Trek to Thangnag (4,360m) & Acclimatization day
09 Trek to Khare (4,900m)
10 Preparation/ Acclimatization day at Khare
11 Move to Mera la (5,300m)
12 Move to High Camp (5,800m)
13 Climb Mera Peak (6,476m) & descend to Kongma Dingma
14 Contingency day in case of bad weather
15 Trek to Seto Pokhari (4,980m)
16 Trek to Amphu Laptse base camp (5,500m)
17 Trek to Island peak base camp (5,090m) via Amphu Laptsa pass (5,770m)
18 Rest day at base camp
19 Move to high camp (5,600m)
20 Climb Island peak (6,189m) & descend Chukung Village
21 Contingency day in case bad weather
22 Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
23 Trek to Lukla (2,840m)
24 Fly back to Kathmandu
25 Contingency day/ Free day in Kathmandu
26 Depart from Kathmandu

Fixed Departure Dates

Start / Finish Availability Days Price Book
10/04/2021 - 05/05/2021 Guide: Space 26 $ 3,170

Included

  • All transportation for pick up drop
  • 3 Nights superior accommodation on a twin share basis in Kathmandu
  • 13 Nights twin share accommodation in local lodges
  • 9 nights twin share accommodation in tented camp
  • Both way domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla with 15 kg luggage (10kg hold baggage and 5kg hand baggage) 
  • Full board meals during the trek and climbing period
  • Trekking and climbing permits & entrance fee
  • Experienced climbing guide
  • Trekking porters
  • All Nepali staffs insurance and wages
  • Garbage deposit fee
  • All necessary group camping and kitchen equipment whilst on the mountain
  • Experience cook & kitchen staff
  • Welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Not Included

  • International flights to/from Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal trekking & climbing equipment's
  • Personal expenses- extra drinks and snacks, hot showers, laundry
  • Tips for guide, porters
  • Costs related with an expedition finishing early or you leaving an expedition early
  • Extra night in Kathmandu
Destination: Nepal
Activity level: Strenuous
Best Season: Apr-May & Sept-Nov
Max altitude: 6,476m
Group Size: 3-10 People
Accommodation: Hotel,lodge+camp

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