Mera peak & Island peak are truly two well-known trekking peaks throughout the Himalayas; these peaks tax the physical efforts that are routine with high altitude trekking & most experienced hikers tend to enjoy trekking & climbing these peaks as it gears the body for more challenging experiences in the gritty world of mountain climbing. We have designed our itinerary with special emphasis on giving trekkers enough days for rest & acclimatizing so that you are geared to summit successfully at 02 trekking peaks at over 6000m as we navigate the Amphu Lapcha pass & hike through the 3 remote valleys of Hinku, Honku & Imja Tse in the Everest region. This is a tedious outing in the wild that requires enough space & patience with plenty of rest & acclimatizing on the way…if we truly want to enjoy the beauty of our surroundings as we clamber up & above the tree-lines.
We first make a beeline for the 6460m Mera peak which gives us the true Himalayan thrills as we summit, this trek peak is a high altitude climb but is not steep enough to scare you; but perhaps, Island peak at 6189m, & lesser in height, is more challenging technically, where the physical demands are more exposed & test your climbing skills to the hilt; however, your attempt on Mera Peak will have sharpened your skills & with the crossing of Amphu Lapcha pass & the technical navigation is tough but our climbing crew with our guides fix ropes thoroughly in the right spots on the rocky crest so safe descending can be done by expedition members with the support crews, gears & food stuff reach the right place. Our support teams make sure the ropes are fixed on dense blue glacier ice from our south Amphu Lapcha base camp to the Amphu Lapcha pass top. And it is this kind of experience that fully prepares us for our Island Peak climb & greatly helps us to overcome the obstacles so that we submit this peak successfully.
After we do the Mera peak run, we set up shop at Seto Pokhari, a sacred lake over 5000m that sits on the laps of the huge fortress-like peaks of Chamlang, Lhotse & Everest commanding the horizons. The technically rugged descending of the Amphu Lapcha pass at 5700m is a hurdle we cross on our way to Island peak base camp. But then our timely acclimatization has done us well & with the experience of Mera peak & the Amphu Lapcha pass, we summit Island peak & taste the sweetness of success!! What a trip this has been!!! We next trek down to Hillary’s Lukla via the serene Thyangboche monastery. We haul up at a local teahouse while trekking down from Island peak to Lukla so we can relish the warm comforts of the teahouse dining room and a comfortable bed after those gritty nights in cold tented camps. Team members should be familiar with the wild for high altitude trips like this, as it allows you to enjoy the venture. We recommend climbing experience but it’s not mandatory, you should be trim & in good health.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
Day 02:KATHMANDU : Sightseeing and trip Preparation
Day 03:Fly to Lukla (2,800m) and trek to Chutanga (3,430) : 3- 4 hours
Day 05:Chutanga to Thuli Kharka (4,320m) via Zwatra la (4,600) : 5-6 hours
Day 06:Thuli Kharka to Kothe (3,600m) : 5-6 hours
Day 07:Kothe to Thaknak (4,350m) : 3-4 hours
Day 08:Thaknak to Khare (5,045m) : 2-3 hours
Day 09:Rest in Khare for Acclimatization
Day 10:Khare to Mera Base Camp (5,300m) : 3-4 hours
Day 11:Mera Base Camp to High camp (5,780m) : 4-5 hours
Day 12:Summit to Mera Peak (6,461m) and trek to Kongma Dingma (5,000m) : 8-9 hours
Day 13:Spare day in case of bad weather.
Day 14: Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhara via Honku Valley ( 5,035m) : 5-6 hours
Day 15:Seto Pokhari to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (South) (5,650m) : 5-6 hours
Day 16:Amphu Lapcha Base Camp(South) to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (North) (5,300m) : 6-7 hours
Day 17:Amphu Labcha Base Camp to Chhukung (4,750m) : 9-10 hours
Day 18:Chhukung to Namche Bazaar (3,438m) : 5- 6 hours
Day 19:Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,804m) : 6-7 hours
Day 20:Fly back to Kathmandu
The above information is a guide and standard template of our services. Our trips can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
Flight Delays …A possibility to keep In Mind When Planning
For treks that start in Lukla, we normally book flights between Kathmandu (KTM) and Lukla (LUK) on Twin Otter planes. While flight service between the two airports is fairly reliable, at times the flight schedule can be disturbed and flights cancelled because of weather or mechanical problems. If this happens after your trek and you would miss your international flight out of Kathmandu, Adventure Club Trek can charter a helicopter on your behalf and at your expense, so that you do not miss your international flight.
We accept US cash, travelers' checks, and credit cards (Visa and Master Card only). Upon payment to our Kathmandu office we will provide you with a receipt, which you can use to receive reimbursement if you have a travel insurance policy. Depending upon the number of passengers, a helicopter flight will cost at least US$500, and up to US$3,500.
NOTE: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are travelling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions.
Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.
Best Time to Climb to Mera Peak and Amphu Labcha Pass
The most favorable seasons for Mera Peak Climbing and Amphu Labcha Pass are spring (April and May) and autumn (September to November). The best months has been defined on the basis of visibility and favorable weather conditions for the climb.
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Trip Code:ACT 75
Activities:Trekking, Cultural Excursion and Climbing
Best Month:March - May and September -November
Trip Style :(Teahouse / Camping)Show All