Island Peak+Mera Peak
Climbing Island Peak is perhaps the best (and only) opportunity for an advanced beginner or intermediate climber to climb over 6000m over a difficult glacier in the heart of the Himalayas. At the same time, the expedition members will make a trek to the Everest base camp. The trekking trail to Mera Peak passes through the countryside, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the centuries-old Nepalese and Tibetan cultures. While climbing Mera Peak, passing through the charming village of Dingbosh, you can enjoy the splendor of the Khumbu valley glacier. The road through a village rich in Buddhist temples with stone buildings leads to the mountain.
About the tour
Climb Island Peak + Mera Peak
Day 1. Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2. Flight to Lukla (2860 m) and hike to Monjo (2610 m). Night at the lodge.
Day 3. Trek from Monjo to Namche Bazaar (3440 m). Night at the lodge.
Day 4. Trek to Dole (4038m) Overnight at the lodge.
Day 5. Trek to Machermo (4470m). Night at the lodge
Day 6 Trek to Gokyo (4750m). Night at the lodge.
Day 7. Gokyo-Jongla (4830m) over Cho-La pass (5420m). Night at the lodge.
Day 8. Trekking from Jongle to Gorak Shep (5164m). From Lobuche, the group makes a two to three hour hike along a winding rocky path to Gorakshep, from where there is a beautiful view of the mountains of Kala Pathara, Pumori, Nuptse and the Gorakshep valley. Then the group is accommodated in a hotel, has a tea break, and then visit the Everest base camp (5364m). Return to Gorak Shep (5164 m). Night at the lodge.
Day 9. Climbing to the top of Kala Pathar (5645 m). The ascent is quite difficult due to the thinness of the air. In the “hot” season, this road is quite crowded and busy. A large number of people go to Nepal just to see Everest and the Khumbu Glacier. From here you have a great view of Mount Pumori. Climbing to the top of Kala Pathara from Gorakshep takes about two to two and a half hours. Then the group returns for the night back to the hotel. Descent to Lobuche (4940m), rest. Overnight at Lobucha lodge.
Day 10. Descent to Dingboche and then crossing to Chukhung. Night at the lodge.
Day 11. Trek from Chukhung to BL Island Peak. Setting up a campground. Trek from Chukhung 3-4 hours. Night in tents.
Day 12. Climbing Island Peak (6165 m). About 6-7 hours up and 3-4 hours down. Descent to BL. If possible, descend to Chukung. Overnight in tents/ lodge.
Day 13. Hike under the Amfo-Laptze pass (5850m). Night in tents
Day 14. Trekking through the Amfo-Laptze pass. Night in tents
Day 15. Trek to Kongme Dingma. Night in tents.
Day 16. Transfer to the base camp or to the assault camp Mera-peak. Night in tents.
Day 17. Ascent to Mera Peak, descent to Khara. Night at the lodge.
Day 18. Descent to Kota. Night at the lodge.
Day 19. Descent to Lukla. Night at the lodge.
Day 20. Reserve.
Day 21. Lukla-Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 22. Breakfast at the hotel. Airport transfer. Departure
Price of Island Peak+Mera Peak climbing expedition includes:
- Services of professional mountain guides
- Nepalese guide. Assistant guides on the day of the ascent (absolutely strictly in the ratio of 1 guide for 3 clients, that is, if there are 4 clients in the group, then there will already be two guides)
- Meeting /seeing off at the airport
- Hotel accommodation in double rooms in Kathmandu, 2 nights
- Accommodation in lodges on the track
- Accommodation and meals in tents during the ascent
- Group climbing equipment (high-altitude tents, gas, burners, ropes, etc.)
- Porters for group equipment and products for BC
- Permit to climb Island Peak and Mera Peak
- Registration of all necessary permits for trekking (trekking permit / permit / entrances to national parks, etc.), if required by law or local rules of Nepal
Price of Island Peak+ Mera Peak climbing expedition does not include:
- International flight
- Domestic flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu (about $350)
- Visa (done at the airport, cost about $50)
- Insurance covering mountain climbing and helicopter evacuation
- Meals in the track (25-35 dollars per day)
- Porters for personal equipment ($20 per day)
- Any deviation from the program
Any costs associated with program changes
- international passport
- Airplane tickets
- Medical insurance covering helicopter evacuation
- Backpack 60l.
- Sleeping bag, comfort temperature from -20C-30С.
- Trekking poles
- Cats of steel
- Ice ax with self-insurance
- climbing system
- Carabiners – 3 pcs.
- Lanyard mustache
Clothes and shoes:
- Climbing boots triple or double. Double – plastic or leather
- Trekking boots
- Sneakers (for the city)
- Waterproof membrane layer – jacket + trousers
- fleece suit
- Thermal underwear top+bottom
- Middle class puff
- Warm mittens
- Gloves are thick
- Thin gloves
- Bandana or buff (in addition to protection from the Sun in the valley, it can be used to warm the throat or face in the cold)
- Warm trekking socks for climbing day
- Windproof mask for the lower part of the face
- LED flashlight for head
- Ski goggles
- Thermos – 1l. Preferably without a button in the lid
- Sun cream, hygienic lipstick
- Chemical heating pads (not required, but can be very helpful)
- Personal first aid kit
- Elastic bandage and/or support bandage
- Toothpaste, brush, soap, shampoo, slippers