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Mera and Island Peak Climbing via Amphu Laptsa Pass

Trip Overview

 Mera and Island are two famous trekking peaks in the Himalayas for breathtaking panoramic views of five of top ten world’s highest 8,000m mountains on earth; Everest, Lhotse, Kanchanjunga, Makalu and Cho-Oyu, Climbing the Mera and Island peaks combined with crossing the high spectacular and challenging Amphu Lapcha pass makes this expedition a very special one.Resulting the summit of these two trekking peaks over 6000 meter is achievable goal.Further more the trek through the remote valleys of Hinku and Imja tse in Everest region. Great opportunity not to miss this trek in  Himalayas.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu:

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing:

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya / Chutok (2,730m):

Day 04: Paiya to Panggom (2,846m):

Day 05: Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m):

Day 06: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800m):

Day 07: Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,690m):

Day 08: Trek to Thangnak (4,350m):

Day 09: Trek to Khare (5,000m):

Day 10: Acclimatization day in Khare (5,000m):

Day 11: Trek to Mera Base Camp (5,416m):

Day 12: Climb to High camp (5,850m):

Day 13: Mera High camp to Mera Peak Summit (6,476m] to Kongme Dingma (4,800m):

Day 14: Reserve Day:

Day 15: Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhara (5,035m) via Honku Valley:

Day 16: Seto Pokhari to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp through south (5,650m):

Day 17: Amphu Labcha Base Camp to Island peak Base Camp (4,970m):

Day 18: Pre climbing training and preparation day for the summit.

Day 19: High Camp to Island peak (6,189 m) & back to Base Camp (4,970 m):

Day 20: Reserve Day:

Day 21: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,800m):

Day 22: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m):

Day 23: Namche Bazzar – Lukla: (2,800m):

Day 24: Fly back to Kathmandu:

Day 25: Free day in Kathmandu:

Day 26: Final Departure to home country:

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu:
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative from mountain sun valley treks welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing
Today,we will head on for our relaxing guided day trip to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya  (2,730m):
We took adventurous 24 minutes flight to Lukla. We then start our trek to Paiya. we cross the Chutok La pass before reaching the small settlement of Paiyan.

Day 04: Paiya to Panggom (2,846m):
We descend for a while and reach a small bridge. From here the trail is slippery until we cross the Kari La pass.

Day 05: Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m):
We begin our trek to Ningsow. We cross Peseng Kharka Khola first then after walking for sometime, we reach Peeng Kharka Danda.

Day 06: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800m):
From Ningsow,we climb first then descend for a while and climb some more to reach Ramailo Danda. From here we get extraordinary views of Mera Peak and Salpa.

Day 07: Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,690m):
we walk towards the north on the main trail to Mera Peak. After walking on a trail next to the the Majang Khola, we merge with another trail which moves alongside the Hinku Khola.

Day 08: Trek to Thangnak (4,350m):
As we head to the west bank of the Hinku Khola northwards, forest blurs in and valley zooms out.After several ascents for 4-6 hours,we approach summer settlement of Tangnag as we cross a single-plank bridge at Gondishung. 

Day 09: Trek to Khare (5,000m):

Approximately 3 hours walk through the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka,the trail climbs through moraines and to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to our camping spot at Khare. 

Day 10: Acclimatization day in Khare (5,000m):
 We can spend rest of the day walking around or resting for the next days big climb. 

Day 11: Trek to Mera Base Camp (5,416m):

Today after breakfast, We have to walk through steep route (about 260 meters) and it takes around 3-4 hours to reach Base Camp. 

Day 12: Climb to High camp (5,850m):
We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. We set up a high camp and from here the sunrise and sunset can be view along with the Mt. Everest Makalu, Cho Oyu, and south face of Lotshe, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse are outstanding and seems like they are piercing the skyline.

Day 13: Mera High camp to Mera Peak Summit (6,476m] to Kongme Dingma (4,800m):
Approximately 6/7 hours walk will take you to the summit of Mount Mera. The view from the summit, can be seen the spectacular panorama including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) Ama Dablam (6,812m) Kangtega (6,779m) and many peaks over six thousands meter. 

Day 14: Reserve Day:
We have allocated an extra day as a spare day in case of problems with the weather or acclimatization. 

Day 15: Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhara (5,035m) via Honku Valley:

After a successful expedition to Mera peak, we walk today through the remote valley of the upper yak pastures of this. Throughout the route, we will enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayan valley.

Day 16: Seto Pokhari to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp through south (5,650m):
Trek through the remote parts of high altitude Himalayas to reach Amphu Laptsa base camp. We steeply ascend just beyond White Lake, the first of a series of lakes that occupy the upper Honku Basin. On the right is Chamlang (7,321m) with hanging glaciers on its South-West and North-West faces, the Honku Valley is true mountain wilderness. 

Day 17: Amphu Labcha Base Camp to Island peak Base Camp (4,970m):
We cross the Amphu Labcha La pass (5,845m) then walk across the Amphu Labcha Glacier. Lhotse Shar Glacier and Imja Glacier are nearby. 

Day 18: Pre climbing training and preparation day for the summit.
After breakfast we begin pre-climb training. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down.We can spend rest of the day walking around or resting for the next days big climb.

Day 19: High Camp to Island peak (6,189 m) & back to Base Camp (4,970 m):
After short easy walk trail hit steep climb to the high camp. After the high camp we climb the rocky path then following snow path to the summit glacier. After enjoying summit views and taking breathtaking pictures we descend to the base camp.

 Day 20: Reserve Day:
We have allocated an extra day as a spare day in case of problems with the weather or acclimatization. 

Day 21: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,800m):
Our trail passes through beautiful villages, grasslands and cross several bridges before reaching Pangboche. 

Day 22: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m):
We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc, while we pass through the forest by the trail. 

Day 23: Namche Bazzar – Lukla: (2,800m):
This will be our last day on the trekking trails and it will be a long but rewarding day as we make a return down the DudhKosi valley. 

Day 24: Fly back to Kathmandu:
The flights to Kathmandu are usually scheduled for morning due to safety reasons. After reaching the capital city, we have the rest of the day off to past the time. We could take a rest in our hotel room or shop for souvenirs for our loved ones. 

Day 25: Free day in Kathmandu:

Today you will take a rest or have shopping for your family and friends in Kathmandu.

Day 26: Final Departure
We really hope that you have enjoyed trekking.

Equipment List

Personal Accessories:

  • Fleece jacket
  • Thermal shirts
  • Fleece/sweatpants
  • Day-wear shirt/rain pants
  • Trekking pants
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Torch / Flashlight
  • Quick drier Towel
  • Sunscreen and lip balm 
  • Water purification
  • A set of Earplugs
  • Hiking Boots
  • First aid kit

CLIMBING GEAR :

  • Ice Axe 
  • Crampons 
  • Alpine Climbing Harness 
  • Carabiners
  • Climbing helmet 
  • Ascender 
  • trekking poles 
  •  Gaiters
  • Fix Rope
  • Gas Stove
  • Rock Piktung
  • Sabel
  • Tape Sling

Useful Info

The trek  can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at mountainsunvalley@gmail.com

FAQ

what is peak climbing?
Peak climbing refers to a mountain or hill peak  that has to be attemp  by climbing. Trekking peaks are generally between 5500m to 6500m. We can get the  climbing permits from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). 

How difficult is climbing a peak in Nepal?
Peak climbing difficulty  depends upon the peak. There are easy level to technical and challenging level climbing  peak, any participants with good physical can climb any peak.

Who will lead me during climbing?
A licensed, trained and experienced Climbing Sherpa Guide will lead you while Peak Climbing.

Can I buy my equipment in Nepal?
We recommend you buy all the climbing equipment with your guide in Kathmandu. It helps to save money and you will be buying only reasonable equipment. 

What is the best season for trekking peak?
The best season for trekking peak is in September and October | March April and May. 

What will be the food and accommodation?
During the access trek you will stay in a teahouse.  After you reach  basecamp you will be do camping and your climbing guide  will prepare high altitude food.

Is communication possible while climb?
In case of a climb, VHF or satellite phones are available at the base camp. In both cases, weather can play an important role in communication.

Do I need travel insurance?
Yes.Travel Insurance is absolutely necessary.Please check this info for insurance.

How much time is generally required for trekking peak?
It depends upon the difficulty level and height of the peak, weather and individual’s ability to cope up with the environment. Normally, the ascent and descent between base camp and peak will take one to two days.

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Duration 26 days
Transportation Flight/Jeep/Bus
Group Size +2
Difficulty Hard
Max Elevation 6,476m
Accomodation Camping/TeaHouse
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