Mera Peak & Island Peak 29 Days

  • Duration: 29 days

  • Trip level: adventurous/ expedition (info?)

  • Maximum altitude: 6461 m

  • Accommodation: camping

  • Season:  April, May, October, November

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This is the ultimate Khumbu peak climbing adventure. With summiting both Mera Peak and Island Peak you will tackle the most famous trekking peaks in the Everest region. Mera Peak is a relatively easy trekking peak, Island peak is a bit more challenging but not too technical.

After your arrival we have a gear check with you, and make all the necessary preparations for permits. The adventure begins with a jeep drive to Paphlu and onwards to Khari Khola. A village where most porters for Everest treks come from. From Khari Khola you will hike into the remote Hinku valley. The trail will go through rhododendron and pine forest. At times you will pass by local Sherpa settlements and yak pastures. The crossing of the beautiful Chetar La pass already gives stunning views of the Khumbu region. Eventually you will reach Khare where you woll find yourself just below the Mera glacier. First you will climb to Mera high camp. From high camp you will start early in the morning for your ascend of Mera Peak. The view from the summit to the mountains of the Everest region are well worth all the effort. From the peak you can see Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Everest and Cho Oyu. After summiting Mera Peak you will descend down to east base camp and trek into the Hongu valley. A white world surrounded by white snow-capped peaks. The crossing of the Amphu Labsta pass towards the Island Peak base camp is a technical and challenging crossing which will take an entire day. Island Peak base camp is located at an altitude of 5100 m near the huge Imja Lhotse Glacier. At base camp you will enjoy a well deserved resting day to gain energy for the summit of Island Peak. The final ascent to Island Peak begins with a scramble up a rocky gully to a ridge where you put on crampons and rope up for the glacier crossing heading towards the south ridge. The route across the glacier is easy-angled, but it can be crevassed in places. The base of the headwall is covered for 100 m with snow and ice. The climb is as steep as 45° before you arrive on the airy summit ridge. This is followed to the top, where you can enjoy fabulous views of Lhotse Shar, Makalu’s west face, the north face of Baruntse and Ama Dablam’s north ridge. In the course of the afternoon we want to be back in the base camp. After the descent and after a break you will return to the lodge in Chukhung . From Chukung you will return to Lukla, passing beautiful Sherpa villages and the impressive Thyangboche monastery.
A flight back to Kathmandu ends this two peak climbing adventure.

Day 01                  Arrival Kathmandu; pick up International Airport Kathmandu
Day 02                  Preparations for climbing gear and permits
Day 03                  Sightseeing Kathmandu
Day 04                  Drive Kathmandu to Khari Khola via Paphlu(2040 m – 9 hrs.)
Day 05                  Trek to Pangkongma (2850 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 06                  Trek to Najing (2600m – 6 hrs.)
Day 07                  Cross over Pangkongma La pass (3174 m) and trek to Cholem Kharka (2850 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 08                  Trek to Khola Kharka (3160 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 09                  Trek to Khote (3600 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 10                  Trek to Thangnag (4350 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 11                  Resting day at Thangnag for acclimatization and exploration
Day 12                  Trek to Khare (5000m – 4 hrs.)
Day 13                  Resting day at Khare for acclimatization
Day 14                  Cross over Mera La pass (5400m) to Mera Peak base camp (5300m- 3 hrs.)
Day 15                  Trek to Mera Peak high camp (5800m – 4 hrs.)
Day 16                  Mera Peak ascend (6461m) and trek to Kongme Dingma in the Hongu Valley (4850m – 10 hrs.)
Day 17                  Trek to Seto Pokhari, White Lake in the Hongu Valley (4900m – 6 hrs.)
Day 18                  Trek to Amphu Labsta base camp (5500m – 6 hrs.)
Day 19                  Cross Amphu Labsta pass (5780m) to Island Peak base camp (5100m – 9 hrs.)
Day 20                  Resting day at Island Peak base camp
Day 21                  Trek to Island Peak high camp (5600m – 4 hrs.)
Day 22                  Island Peak (6189 m) ascent and overnight at Chukung (10 hrs.)
Day 23                  Buffer day for acclimatization and weather conditions
Day 24                  Trek to trek to Dingboche (4290 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 25                  Trek to Namche Bazaar via Thyangboche Monastery (3440 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 26                  Trek to Lukla (2800 m – 7 hrs.)
Day 27                  Flight Lukla to Kathmandu (flight 0,5 hr.)
Day 28                  Sightseeing Kathmandu
Day 29                  Departure, drop off Kathmandu International airport

Sherpa Heritage Trails shows you a starting price. During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and the cost of local transfers.

Please inquire about the price. 

When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek & peak climbing. In addition, we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Cost include:
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-5 nights private room in 3* hotel including breakfast in Kathmandu
-Private drive to Khari Khola via Paphlu; flight Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer from domestic airport
-Certificate of CO2- emission free for all transport in Nepal
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Licensed and certified climbing Sherpa. Well experienced and -English speaking (prepares fixed ropes during ascent)
-Porter service for carrying luggage and climbing gear. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 12 kg. per person
-Free use of waterproof bag for your luggage
-Free use of tent equipment; including one tent for two persons and a light sleeping mattress
-Three meals a day: breakfast/lunch/dinner; Tea/coffee/hot chocolate/hot water and cookies; if possible fresh fruit
-Climbing gear including: climbing harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet, climbing ropes, prusik ropes, karabiners, abseil 8 or ATC guide and jumar
-Sleeping bag and down jacket
-Salary, food, accommodation, clothing& gear and insurance for the mountain guide, climbing Sherpa, cooking staff and porters
-Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee, Mera Peak & Island Peak climbing fees, TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu

Cost exclude:
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-High altitude mountain boots (category D/E) and gaiters
-Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu
-All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Kathmandu city guide for sightseeing
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide, climbing Sherpa, porters and cooking staff