Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapbtsa Pass

Duration: 29 Days
Price: US $3550
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Very Strenuous
  • ActivityExpedition
  • TransportationPrivate Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • AccomodationLodge + Camping
  • Min Person8
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Both Mera Peak (6,476m) and Island Peak (6,189m) are highly wanted after summits. Even though geographically fairly close together, they are separated by the formidable mountain chain dividing the Hongu and Khumbu Valleys. This expedition provides an opportunity for mountaineers to attempt both peaks, linking them with a crossing of the remote and stunning Amphu Labtsa Pass (5,780m).

Mera Peak is the highest "trekking peak" in Nepal. It is less technical than Island Peak, but summit day is a tough outing, and it's often bitterly cold. Our approach to Mera base camp is via a longer route than most people use, giving you more time to acclimatize. After Mera, you drop down into the Hongu Valley and trek for three days to the base of the Amphu Labtsa. The Hongu Valley is a special place; there is no grazing of animals up here - the base of the valley is at 5,000m - and it is flanked by massive ice-fluted faces on either side. At the head of the valley the glaciated Amphu Labtsa provides a way out, with its crossing being the most technical mountaineering day on the expedition. Weaving your way amongst serac cliffs, the top of the pass is reached in a position of considerable exposure. Many feel that this is the highlight of the expedition. Island Peak's summit appears almost level with you, as you abseil down the far side of the pass and make your way to its base camp. Our expedition utilizes a further high camp on Island Peak, as well as a spare summit day in case of bad weather. The route to the top is steeper than Mera, though nowhere is it too difficult and by the time you are on your way, you are extremely well-acclimatized having spent the previous 11 days above 5,000 meter.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Meet and greet in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02: Fly to Lukla, trek south to Poyan (2,800m)
  • Day 03: Trek to Pangkongma (2,846m)
  • Day 04: Trek to Nashing Dingma (2,600m)
  • Day 05: Trek to Chalem Kharka (3,600m)
  • Day 06: Trek to Chunbu Kharka (4,200m)
  • Day 07: Acclimatization day at Chunbu Kharka
  • Day 08: Descend to Khote in the Hinku Valley (3,550m)
  • Day 09: Trek to Tangnag (4,360m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Dig Kharka (4,650m)
  • Day 11: Ascend to Khare (5,100m)
  • Day 12: Cross the Mera La (5,400m) to Mera Peak base camp (5,300m)
  • Day 13: Acclimatization/skills refresher day at base camp (5,300m)
  • Day 14: Move to High Camp (5,800m)
  • Day 15: Mera Peak Ascent (6,476m)
  • Day 16: Descend into the Hongu Valley
  • Day 17: Trek up the Hongu Valley
  • Day 18: Camp below the Amphu Labtsa (5,500m)
  • Day 19: Cross the Amphu Labtsa (5,780m) to Island Peak Base Camp (5,000m)
  • Day 20: Rest day at Island Peak base camp (5,000m)
  • Day 21: Move to Island Peak high camp (5,600m)
  • Day 22: Island Peak Ascent (6,189m)
  • Day 23: Spare summit day
  • Day 24: Trek to
  • Day 25: Trek to Namche.
  • Day 26: Trek to Lukla.
  • Day 27: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 28: At Leisure in Kathmandu
  • Day 29: Fly home

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Meet and greet in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02 :Fly to Lukla, trek south to Poyan (2,800m)
  • Day 03 :Trek to Pangkongma (2,846m)
  • Day 04 :Trek to Nashing Dingma (2,600m)
  • Day 05 :Trek to Chalem Kharka (3,600m)
  • Day 06 :Trek to Chunbu Kharka (4,200m)
  • Day 07 :Acclimatization day at Chunbu Kharka
  • Day 08 :Descend to Khote in the Hinku Valley (3,550m)
  • Day 09 :Trek to Tangnag (4,360m)
  • Day 10 :Trek to Dig Kharka (4,650m)
  • Day 11 :Ascend to Khare (5,100m)
  • Day 12 :Cross the Mera La (5,400m) to Mera Peak base camp (5,300m)
  • Day 13 :Acclimatization/skills refresher day at base camp (5,300m)
  • Day 14 :Move to High Camp (5,800m)
  • Day 15 :Mera Peak Ascent (6,476m)
  • Day 16 :Descend into the Hongu Valley
  • Day 17 :Trek up the Hongu Valley
  • Day 18 :Camp below the Amphu Labtsa (5,500m)
  • Day 19 :Cross the Amphu Labtsa (5,780m) to Island Peak Base Camp (5,000m)
  • Day 20 :Rest day at Island Peak base camp (5,000m)
  • Day 21 :Move to Island Peak high camp (5,600m)
  • Day 22 :Island Peak Ascent (6,189m)
  • Day 23 :Spare summit day
  • Day 24 :Trek to
  • Day 25 :Trek to Namche.
  • Day 26 :Trek to Lukla.
  • Day 27 :Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 28 :At Leisure in Kathmandu
  • Day 29 :Fly home

Cost Includes

  • Airport-hotel-airport pick and drop by private car/van
  • 3 nights sharing twin bed room in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu, with breakfast basis.
  • Government registered, fluent English speaking and friendly guide and porters.
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits during the trek.
  • Lodge and tented accommodation during the trek.
  • Group first aid kit and water purifier pills.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport taxes
  • All ground transportation during the trip in Nepal.
  • Food, accommodation, salary and insurance of your guide and porters. 
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek and group medical kit
  • Camping equipments and all other gears during the expedition. 
  • Trekking Permit, TIMS Card, Peak Climbing Permit and Garbage Deposit.
  • Government tax, vat and office service charge etc.

Cost Excludes

  • Bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower and hot water, laundry, internet, phone calls and toiletries.
  • Personal travel insurance and personal trekking and climbing gear.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Advance deposit transfer fee to book your trip
  • Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides,

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