Mera peak is Nepal’s highest trekking peak and possess an absolutely stunning summit panorama that includes 5 of the world’s 8000m above peaks – Kanchanjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Everest. Flying into the Khumbu by way of the airstrip at Lukla allows you to spend as much time as possible acclimatizing in the high and lovely Hinku Valley below Mera peak. Although physically very demanding, the climbing itself is quite technically straightforward, on snow slopes which rarely exceed 30 degrees. Far and above the most rewarding aspect of a trip to Mera is a chance to venture into an isolated and un-spoiled wilderness of massive moraines, glacial lakes and spectacular peaks in Nepal and, also the amazing spectacle of sunrise on Everest and Kanchanjunga, as we slowly ascend to Mera’s triple summits, makes this one of the finest vantage points in Nepal.
This itinerary will lead and offers Amphu Lapcha Pass and Island peak after climbing Mera Peak. Trail follows toward Hunku Valley and Baruntse Glacier and cross Amphu Lapcha Pass then Island Peak Climbing then decent to Chhukung and continue down to Namche Bazaar and Lukla where our trip will finish.
|Arrival and Departure Transfer for domestic flight.|
|Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu flight ticket for you and guide.|
|All necessary permits to trek, local permits, TIMS and national park permits|
|One Professional Trekking guide and one porter (one porter can carry 18 kilo of luggage and share between two clients. So both clients are suggested to bring 9 kilo of luggage) and their wages and salaries.|
|Insurance for the trekking staffs.|
|Accommodation in a basic lodge and camp during trek with full board basis like breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.|
|First aid kit for trekking staff.|
|Good equipment for your guide and porter.|
|Drinks/ Beverage bills|
|what is not mentions above program.|
|Extars cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels|
|donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .|
|Personal Hiking gear, personal kits|
|Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.|
Day 01: Fly to KTM- Lukla, (2800m)
Duration : 40 mins flight,
You catch an early morning flight to Lukla. It is a very adventurous flight. You can trek around lukla for some time visit the local places .Today we acclimatize here. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 02: Lukla to Chutangkha (3200m)
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours
After breakfast you stat your trek . You pass through forest , small lakes . Wild rodhrendon flowers will be all along the way. You will have you lunch at chutangha ,when you reach there. Overnight in Chutangkha.
Day 03: Chutangkha to Chetrapuk (4000m)
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours
Today after breakfast you start your trek . You see wild flowers and the trek is a bit hard . You start taking walking through the hills and reach kharkethang . You have lunch here and again start climbing the hills.Overnight in Chetrapuk.
Day 04: Chetrapuk to Kothe (2800m)
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours
After breakfast you stark your trek down the hills today. You pass through beautiful forests and have your lunch at thulodhunga, which is in the middle of forest . Walking through dense forest you reach near the river . after 2hours you reach kothe. Overnight in Kothe.
Day 05: Kothe to Thaknak (4358m)
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours
You trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola in the shadow of Mera Peak. Take lunch at Gondishung, the summer herders' settlement in the west bank of the Hinku Drangka. Beyond Gondishung, you pass a 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa where you can find Mera Peak scripted in rock along with its route to reach Mera. A short walk takes to Thaknak, which is a summer grazing area with primitive lodges and shops. Overnight in Thaknak.
Day 06: Thaknak to Khare (5045m)
Trek Duration: 2-3 hours
Leaving Thaknak, you follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar glaciers, and then climbs more steeply to Khare. From here, you can see the northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. After lunch hike in and around Khare. Overnight at Khare.
Day 07: Khare: Acclimatization and pre–climb training
A separate day is set aside solely for acclimatization and basic training just to prepare you better for the Mera Peak climb. Your climbing leader will help you polish your basic climbing techniques and demonstrate the best ways to use your climbing gears like the ice axe, harness, ascender climbing boots and crampons. The training will also include learning the best climbing technique with the rope. Overnight in Khare.
Day 08: Khare to Mera High Camp (5780m)
Trek Duration : 6-7 hours
You walk through a boulder-strewn course on a steep trail to reach the Mera Peak Base Camp. From here, you continue further through the Mera La pass to reach the Mera High Camp. Your path is along a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses here. Make your way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. Then you set up a high camp while enjoying excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse. Overnight at Mera High Camp.
Day 09: Mera High Camp to Summit (6461m) and trek to Kongma Digma (4850m)
Trek Duration: 8-9 hours
We will start walking in the early morning after having breakfast which will be very cold in the beginning but we get warmers as we continue up the glacier and onto a peculiar ridge. We will advance towards the summit. By sunrise we can reach up to 6000m. With Incessant attempts, we will be able to finally victory over the summit. From the summit, we can embrace the most spectacular view of at least five of the world’s 8000m above peaksMt. Everest (8,848m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) and others. Most of this spectacular panorama can be seen from the site of the high camp and all of them are visible from 6000m. After the climb, we will to the Kongma Digma where you will be staying for the night. Over night At tent arranged by Asian Heritage.
Day 10: Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari. A- 5035m
Trek duration: 6/7 hours
After breakfast, we will leave Kongma Dingma by following the ascend trail towards Yak grazing open grounds and beautiful Honku Valley. All morning the great flanks of Chamlang dominate our left, and the spire of Baruntse comes into view beyond. The valley floor remains broad and straight, only gradually rising to the blind alley of peaks ahead. Waling through with great views of surrounding mountains, explore high alpine valleys, our adventure journey continues towards camp of Seto Pokhari literally means “White Lake” where we set up our camp for night to stay. Over night At tent arranged by Asian Heritage.
Day 11: Seto Pokhari to Amphu Lapsa Base Camp South. A- 5650m
Trek duration: 5/6 hours
From Seto pokhari we head to the south base camp of the Amphu Lapcha through the high altitude route. This is one of the remotest parts of the Himalayas. We climb up steadily up to the Honku Basin which gives the experience of the wilderness of the Honku Valley.We rarely meet any trekkers en route except if it is very high touristic season. We climb steadily up to and just beyond Seto Pokhari (White Lake), the first of a series of lakes that occupy the upper Honku Basin. On the right is Chamlang (7321m) with hanging glaciers on its South-West and North-West faces, the Honku Valley is true mountain wilderness. After walking past Hunku Pokhari, our trail is next to the magnificent Hunku Glacier. We continue further with another lake close by to our trail. Over night At tent arranged by Asian Heritage.
Day 12: Amphu Lapsa Base Camp to Chhukung. A-4730m
Chhukung is a small village in Khumbu region &the starting point of the Island Peak. This is a busy place with trekkers camping in various spots on the far side of the stream and around the lodges. We cross the Amphu Labcha La pass (5,845m) then walk across the Amphu Labcha Glacier. Lhotse Shar Glacier and Imja Glacier are nearby. Our trail also half circles the Imja Tsho lake before walking on the main Island Peak trail. Moving further ahead, we are also in the vicinity of the Ama Dablam Glacier before reaching Chhukung.
Over night at Lodge or home Stay ,managed by Asian Heritage.
Day 13: In chhukkung. A- 4730m
Today is a rest day for you. You can restore your energy by resting for a whole day and by involving in your personal activities.Over night at Lodge or home Stay ,managed by Asian Heritage.
Day 14: Chhukung to Island Peak Base camp (5,200m/17,060ft): 3-4 hours
The trek to Island Peak Base Camp is on a fairly steep trail. First, you climb south then turn east to the main line of the valley. Then walk on a winding path below the southern flank of the moraine from the Lhotse Glacier. Next, you continue walking on a pleasant trail along a streamside. The route to the Amphu Lapcha lies to the southeast. A crisscross route through the Imja and Lhotse glacier moraines leads to a wide valley flanking the SW side of Island Peak. Overnight at Island Peak Base Camp.
Day 15: Pre-Climb training on Island Peak Base Camp
you begin your pre-climb training today after breakfast. Your guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training for Island Peak climbing, we strongly believe that some training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience. Usually you will be climbing on rock surface for up to around 5770m. After that, you climb on ice and use ropes when necessary. However, the use of the rope and the length depends upon the season and the crevasses. You can spend the rest of the day hiking to high camp and back or resting for the next day’s climb. Overnight at the base camp.
Day 16: Island Peak Base Camp to Island Peak Summit (6189m), back to base camp
Climb Duration: 10-12 hours
You wake up early today at around 12 to 1 am and have your breakfast before beginning your climb. It is important you reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the highlands might become a barrier for a successful summit. The trail moves up beyond the base camp for several hundred meters before striking off the steep hillside. Initially sandy, the path soon turns to grass before becoming boulder strewn. As you climb up the hill, we will see that the slope narrows and the trail enters a steep rock channel. You climb the rock gully. This is not difficult, but there are several short rock steps to climb before you emerge on the right side of the gully. The route then follows a ridgeline, which leads to an exhilarating and exposed traverse onto the snout of the summit glacier. The guides will fix a rope when required. A steep snow slope leads us onto the summit ridge. Both fixed rope and man rope will be used during the climb for safety. You use fix rope after successfully climbing on rock. The length of the rope will usually be of 350m. However, the length depends on the time of the season and the crevasses
There are two newly formed crevasses which are approximately 3 and 4 meters long. You will be using ladders to cross them. After enjoying the summit views, and taking pictures, you descend all the way to Island Peak Base Camp where some of our crew is waiting for us. You celebrate on our successful Island Peak climb.
Day 17: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft) 5-6 hours
Today’s walk will be much easier as you descend to the lower altitudes. Following the same route back through the wide valley of Khumbu Khola, you pass through the beautiful Sherpa villages Orsho and Shomare. You can also take a different trail to visit the Gompa in Upper Pangboche, which is believed to be the oldest in the Khumbu region or take the regular trail to reach Pangboche. Pangboche is a scenic village surrounded by Everest to its north, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kangtaiga to the east, the Kongde range to the south and the Imja Tse River flowing through the wide fertile valley.
Day 18: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours
From Pangboche you retrace our steps down to the Imja Khola and up through the forest to Tengboche. If interested, you can also visit nuns at the Tengboche monastery. After lunch at Tengboche,you continue through the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. After crossing the bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, your trail follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests before reaching Sansa. You keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while passing through the forest. After passing a chorten, you reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 19: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. After crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla.
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|Good wind/rain Jacket|
|Warm fleece jacket or Jersey|
|Good boots , either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots.|
|Good (-20) Sleeping bag (which can be rented or bought in Kathmandu)|
|Sun hat or scarf|
|Sunglasses with UV protection|
|Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms|
Nepalis a landlocked country which has borders with India & China . You caneither fly in or enter by land borders that are attached with China or India.
Yesyou can get a visa on arrival . The rates are as follows-
MultipleEntry – 15 Days – 25$
MultipleEntry – 30 Days – 40$
MultipleEntry – 90 Days – 100$
Absolutely, Nepal is safe . Nepal is considered one of the safest country to travel .Chancesare Nepal is more safe than your own home country .
Yes the food and water are hygienically standard during trekking . Our experiencedguides check the food before preparing in the kitchen to make sure its Okay .You will get boiled water in the lodges , you can also buy sealed water or purifywater using tablets .
Yourguide will be a Nepalese but fluent in English . They are carefully selectedwith the appropriate experience , attitude and leadership skills . We can alsoprovide French , German , Chinese , Japanese , Korean and Spanish speakingguides.
Yesyou can bring your medication. Please make sure to put it in your originalpacket and bring your prescription with you.
The tourist police office is located near Nepal Tourism Development Board’s office.They are well trained and fluent in English to assist foreigners. You canalways call 100 for police assistance.
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