Mera and Island Peak
Mera Peak: At 6476m, is the highest ‘trekking peak’ suitable for anyone with little or no previous experience of using an ice axe and crampons. The spectacular route is well within the reach of regular mountain walkers with a good level of fitness. Our careful programme of acclimatisation is designed to maximise your chance of comfortably reaching this special summit.
During the course of this expedition we are constantly rewarded with fine views of world famous peaks, including the towering Everest and Lhotse. Mera Peak’s notable summit provides one of the most spectacular viewpoints in Nepal. This magical vantage point offers stunning views of five 8000m peaks, Everest and Lhotse to the north, Kanchenjunga and Makalu to the east and the majestic Cho Oyu to the west.
Island Peak: This memorable 6189m peak offers a slightly more technical climb. The ascent involves a comfortable scramble, an intriguing rock ridge and then onto a wonderful glacier. Onwards, a steep snow headwall leads to a classic summit ridge. From here you are afforded fabulous views of many Himalayan giants, including the immense face of Lhotse and the elegant pyramid of Ama Dablam. The rewarding return journey is via the main Everest trail, with its welcoming and comfortable teahouses and lodges.
Options A: Itinerary
(Mera peak (6464m)- Amphulapcha pass- Island peak Climbing 6186m)
Day 01: Arrive Katmandu, transfer from airport to hotel (1300m)
Day 02: At leisure in Kathmandu, preparation for trek.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Chutanga (3100m)
Day 04: Acclimatisation day at Chutanga (3100m)
Day 05: Cross Zatr La to Tuli Kharka (4400m)
Day 06: Tuli Kharka to Tashing Ongma (3600m)
Day 07: Tashing Ongma to Tangnag (4350m)
Day 08: Acclimatisation Day at Tangnag (4350m)
Day 09: Tangnag to Khare (5100m)
Day 10: Acclimatisation Day at Khare (5100m)
Day 11: Khare to Mera La (5415m)
Day 12: Mera La to High Camp (5800m)
Day 13: Ascent of Mera Peak (6476m), return to Base Camp at Mera La (5415m)
Day 14: Mera –La to Kongma ding 4415m
Day 15: Kongmading to Setopokhari 4785m
Day 16: Setopokhari to Amphu lapcha Highcamp 5400m
Day 17: Amphulapcha High camp to Over the Amphulapcha and chukung 4725m
Day 18: Rest day in chukung
Day 19 Chukung to Island peak Base camp 5145m
Day 20: Island peak summit (6186m) and O/N base camp or chukung if you are fit and fine!
Day 21: Base camp to chukung
Day 22: Chukung to Tengbuche 3860m
Day 23: Tengbuche to Namche 3445m
Day 24: Namche to Lukla
Day 25: fly lukla to kathmandu.
Options B: Itinerary
(Island peak- Amphulapcha pass- Mera Peak Climbing 6464m)
Day 01: Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 03: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Day 04: Namche to Tengbuche
Day 05: Tengbuche to Dingbuche
Day 06: Dingbuche to chukung
Day 07: Climbing training Preparation day
Day 08: Climbing training
Day 09: Climbing Training
Day 10: Chukung to island peak base camp
Day 11: Summit day! (Starts early morning 2.30AM) Back to B.C
Day 12: Spare day! If weather is bad!
Day 13: Spare Day Chhukkung (preparation for amaphulapcha pass and mera peak)
Day 14: Chukung to Amphulapcha North B.C O/N tent
Day 15: Amalapcha North B.C to Cross Amphulapcha pass and O/N at Panchpokhari
Day 16: Panchpokhari to Rato Odar O/N tent
Day 17: Rato Odar to Mera-La Base camp O/N tent
Day 18: Mera Peak High camp O/N tent
Day 19: Summit Mera Peak (6654m.) Back to Mera Base camp
Day 20: Spare Day if weather is bad!!
Day 21: Mera Base camp to Khare O/N lodge
Day 22: Khare to Kothey O/N lodge
Day 23: Kothey to Thuli kharka O/N lodge
Day 24: Thuli kharkha -Cross Zetra-La pass and trek down to lukla
Day 25: Flight Back to kathmandu from lukla and transfer to hotel