Highlights of the Treks
- Trek combination over Hinku & Khumbu valley.
- Climb highest trekking peaks Mera Peak.
- Cross Challenging Pass Amphu Laptsa.
- Climb popular trekking peak Island Peak.
Mera And Island Peak Trek is the most challenging trek in Khumbu Region that also includes the crossing of a technical Amphu Labtsa Pass. Apart from climbs to the two most popular trekking peaks of Nepal, the trek also crosses through some remote and isolated valleys and crosses the challenging Amphu Laptsa (Lapcha) (5620 meters). One can feel the adrenaline pumping throughout the whole adventure with the stunning mountain sceneries of the Himalayan giants and exciting traversing of some of the most beautiful glaciers.
Astounding views of five of the highest pinnacles on the planet including the highest mountain of the world; Everest (8848 meters) and many other snow-covered peaks can be enjoyed on Mera And Island Peak Trek Climbing Trip. Everest (8848 meters), Kanchenjunga, (8586 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters), Makalu (8463 meters), Cho Oyo (8201 meters) and many other peaks in one panorama, surely is one of the most sensational mountain panorama on the planet.
This adventure in the Himalayas of Nepal has it all that makes Mera And Island Peak Trek one of the best adventures. Summits of the Mera Peak (6476 meters) and Island Peak (6189 meters), excellent views of the highest mountains, a challenging route through some of the remote valleys of the country and much more. The trek also goes through the busy Khumbu Valley, sparsely populated Hinku Valley and almost inhabited Barun Valley. Throughout these valleys, the century’s old culture and history of the Sherpa can be thoroughly experienced and savored.
- Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1335 meters) .
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel)
- Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2850 meters) and trek to Chutanga (3020 meters) .
An early morning scenic flight to Lukla (35 minutes) is followed by a leisurely breakfast at Lukla. We meet up with our crew and after a brief introduction and a quick sorting of our daypack and the main bags, our adventure starts. The path goes into the valley towards the left into the more quieter valley and passes through small tea shops and passes small settlement of Chutok. The trail ascends from the very beginning from Lukla and undulates briefly at some places during the day. The day’s trek ends at a small village of Chutanga. (4 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 03: Acclimatization day at Chutanga .
The day is spent on an easy hike to gain an altitude of more than 500-600 meters and then a free afternoon to rest follows. This day is very important as the trek quickly enters into higher altitudes of more than 4000 meters on the very next day. (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 04: Cross Zatra La (4700 meters) and trek to Thuli Kharka (4300 meters) .
The trek enters further into the valley ascending all the time and enters the alpine vegetation leaving the tree line behind. The path reaches the end of the valley below the Zatra La. A steep ascent leads to the top of the pass and an equally steep descent follows. The descent ends at Thuli Kharka, a small flatland with couple of Teahouses. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 05: Trek to Kothe (3691 meters) .
The trail briefly drops and yet again steadily starts to climb to the top of another small pass. A steep descent slowly leads back into vegetations and passes through thinner forests that start to grow thicker with the drop in the elevation. The drop ends as the trek enters the Hinku valley and then undulates through forests of Pine and Bamboo. At the end of the forest, another small settlement with couple of Teahouses marks the end of the day. The village also provides of the first glimpse of the Mera Peak. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 06: Trek to Thangnak (4356 meters) .
The trek continues to move further into the valley following the river closely and passes through the yak pasturelands used in the summer. The trail continuously and gradually keeps ascending and passes a spiritual cave monastery on the way. The ascent finally ends at Thangnak. There are few hikes available around afternoon that will further more enhance the process of acclimatization. The hikes also provide views of the Kusum Kanguru (6367 meters), Kyashar (6770 meters), Mera La (5415 meters) and other peaks of the Hinku Valley. (4 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 07: Trek to Khare (5045 meters) .
The trek now travels on a rocky trail and keeps ascending towards Mera Peak. After a good climb in the morning the trail reaches the grassy areas of Dig Kharka, another yak pastureland. Once again, the trail ascends into the higher elevation and finally ending at the last settlement of the trek, Khare. (3 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 08: Acclimatization day at Khare .
The day will be used to get into the glacier and acclimatize to the higher altitude. Also, the climbing guide will provide a brief training on climbing and also will introduce all the gears going to be used during the climb. The training is to introduce you to the basics of mountaineering and also for to build up your confidence, so that you can enjoy the climb. (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 09: Cross Mera La (5415 meters) and trek to Mera Base Camp (5300 meters) .
The day will be another day full of ascending but this time, it is on the glacier. In the morning after a good hour or so of climbing, the trail passes by a small teashop, the final teashop before the summit of Mera Peak (6476 meters). A gradual walk finally on an easier slope through the glacier follows after a steep ascent. The slope continues until the Mera La and the trail will drop a bit to reach the campsite. (4 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 10: Trek to Mera High Camp (5780 meters) .
A return to the Mera La is followed by another ascent that only ends at the High Camp. The High Camp lies next to a huge rock and offers stunning views of several mountains of the Khumbu region, including views of Makalu (8463 meters), Kangchenjunga (8586 meters) and Everest (8848 meters) being the highest ones. (3 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 11:Climb Mera Peak (6476 meters) and trek to Khongma Ding (4840 meters) .
The push for the summit starts very early in the morning, mostly it starts before 3 a.m. in the morning. The climbing guide will fix all the safety lines wherever necessary and will be close taking care of you. A steep long ascent finally ends at the top and after a short stay at the top to enjoy the panorama of mountains; we head back to Mera La and descend further more towards Khongma Ding. (8-10 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 12: Extra Day .
This spare day can be used in case of bad weather on the day of the summit attempt. This day can also be used as an extra day for acclimatization.
- Day 13: Trek to Seto Pokhari (5000 meters) .
The trek to Seto Pokhari is quite a comfortable trail with Chamlang (7319 meters) and Baruntse (7129 meters) visible for most of the day. The trail stays almost flat and quietly gains altitude of a couple of hundred meters at the end of the day at Seto Pokhari. (5 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 14: Trek to Chamlang Base Camp (5400 meters) .
The trek continues to climb further into the valley, one of the most remote place in the country. Only fellow trekkers trying to experience the wilderness can be met in this part of the trek. The day is relatively a short day because of the altitude as the day ends at Chamlang Base Camp. (3 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 15: Trek to Amphu Laptsa Base Camp (5620 meters) .
Another short day trek ends the day at Amphu Laptsa Base Camp. A good rest is a must as the trek crosses one of the most technical pass in the following day. (2 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 16: Cross Amphu Laptsa (5800 meters) and trek to Chukung valley .
The trail climbs through huge sections of rocks and ices and only ends at the top. A steep drop from the top leads into the Chukung valley. The day ends in the valley as we camp on a flatland at the bottom of the pass. (8-9 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 17:Trek to Chukung (4730 meters) .
The trek starts to descend down in the valley and after couple of hours reaches the village of Chukung. Finally after almost a week, the village of Chukung marks the trek back into the civilization. Yet again, the trek ends shortly for the day as we once again prepare for another climb. (2 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 18: Extra Day .
This spare day can be used in case of bad weather during the crossing of the pass. If the trek goes according to itinerary, the day can be used to split the trek from Chukkung to Island Peak High Camp into two days. The day can also be used as a rest day.
- Day 19: Trek to Island Peak High Camp (5350 meters) .
A steep climb for the most parts of the day further into the valley ends at the Island Peak Base Camp. The trek again gains a good couple of hundred meters getting higher and closer to Island Peak finally reaches the Island Peak High Camp. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 20: Climb Island Peak (6189 meters) and trek to Chukung .
The push for the summit starts very early in the morning, mostly it starts before 3 a.m. in the morning. The climbing guide will fix all the safety lines wherever necessary and will be close taking care of you. A steep long ascent finally ends at the top and after a short stay at the top to enjoy the panorama of mountains; we head back to Chukung. (8-10 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 21: Trek to Tengboche (3860 meters) .
The day starts with the trail descending down to the valley passing Dingboche on the way and a brief climb afterwards leads to the village of Hortse. After Hortse, the trek joins the main trail Everest trail. The trek goes through villages of Pangboche and Debocheen route to Tengboche. (7-8 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 22: Trek to Monjo (2835 meters) .
Staying on the busy Everest trail, the trek heads towards Namche via Kyangjuma . On the way down from Namche, we take a last look at the Everest and merrily continue the trek down to river. The exit from the Sagarmatha National Park and a brief drop leads to the village of Monju and ends the days trek. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 23: Trek to Lukla (2810 meters) .
We trek back to Lukla via through bigger village of Phakding and finally end the trek at Lukla. We also bid farewell to our support crew and formally end their trek for them as well. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 24: Fly back to Kathmandu .
A 25 minute flight to Kathmandu and a whole day to explore the capital. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 25: Sightseeing at Kathmandu .
A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 26: Free day at Kathmandu .
A leisure day in Kathmandu which can used for an early morning mountain flights to Everest or can extended into further more tours to Chitwan, Lumbini etc. Further adventure activities like rock climbing, hiking, biking around the Kathmandu valley with bungee jumping, rafting near the valleys can be done on this free day. (This is also spare day in case of cancellation of flights) (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 27:Departure .
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included)
- NOTE:ITINERARY CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUESTS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE .
Bad weather has been a recurring problem at Lukla in the last few years and caused a lot of trouble with flight cancellations. We would like to strongly suggest you to have some spare days at the end of the trek and also a travel insurance that partially or fully covers the sum of emergency evacuation to catch up the international flights. The problems of bad weather at Lukla and people missing their international flights have been well documented in the last few years.
- Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
- Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudhanath and Pasupatinath) with city guide and necessary transport.
- 4 nights accommodation (2 persons per room) in Kathmandu 3* standard Hotel with breakfast.
- Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu airfare including airport taxes.
- A porter to carry your luggage on treks (Per person 20 kilogram luggage).
- National Park entry fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
- All meals and hot drinks during the trek.
- Peak climbing permits.
- Group climbing gears like rope, snowbars and icescrews.
- Salary, insurance, food, accommodation for guides and porters.
- First Aid Kit.
- Government taxes and service charge.
- Nepal entry Visa Fee.
- Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips etc.
- Personal climbing gear.
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 L.
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
Warm jacket (down)*
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.
Climbing gear you should bring:
01: Ice Axe w/Leash (General mountaineering tool. Sizing is important: under 5’7" use a 60cm tool; 5’7"- 6’1" use a 65cm tool; over 6’1" use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long).)
02: Crampons (With flat rather than “cookie cutter” frame rails)
03: 40 ft 6mm perlon (For Prussiks or bring your glacier rig.)
04: Alpine Climbing Harness (Harness should fit over all clothing; have gear loops, adjustable leg loops and be reasonably comfortable to hang suspended in.)
05: Carabiners (2 Large Pear or D-shaped locking. 2 standard ovals or D’s)
06: Climbing helmet (Must be adjustable to fit, with or without hat or balaclava on)
07: 1 Ascender (Recommended: left or right hand.)
08: Ski or trekking poles (Snow baskets required. Helpful for balance when carrying a heavy pack or if you have knee problems)
09: Double plastic climbing boots.
10: Gaiters (Please make sure your gaiters fit around the plastic boot without being to tight around the boot.)
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it.
Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.
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