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Mera Peak and Island Peak

Important Note

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Namaste Adventure. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

DISCRIPTION

Nepal's Highest 'trekking peaks' a good introduction to Himalayan Expeditions.This expedition has been packaged to enable members to climb Mera Peak or to extend their stay and also tackle Island Peak.Mera Peak (6476m) Mera Peak (6,654 m) is the highest permitted trekking peak in Nepal. It stands to the south of Everest and dominates the watershed between the heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Drangkas. J.O.M. Roberts and Sen Tenzing made the first successful ascent of Mera Peak on 20 May 1953. The route they used is still the standard route. The summit of Mera Peak provides one of the finest viewpoints in Nepal, offering a panoramic view of Chamlang, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, and Baruntse in the east and the peaks of Cho-Oyu, Ama Dablam and Kangtega to the west. Everest can be viewed to the north over the massive unclimbed south face of Lhotse and the Nuptse/Lhotse ridge. Under favorable conditions, it is possible to climb the peak and descend back on the same day.Island Peak (6189m) Island Peak 6,160 meters was first ascended in by a British expedition that included Tenzing Norgay. Eric Shipton's party named the peak in 1953, as it resembled an island in a sea of ice. The peak is part of the south ridge of Lhotse and linked to the semicircle of cliffs that rise to the north of the summit of Nuptse. Our adventure begins with a short flight to Lukla and two days of easy walking to Namche bazaar. En- route to Base Camp our trail takes us into the high valleys of the Khumbu region, providing magnificent views of Everest and the satellite peaks. Island Peak is a substantial undertaking, which demands hard work and commitment, however the rewards of standing on top of this Himalayan classic are ten fold.This course is suitable for the complete novice or as a great refresher for those who want to climb again. The course curriculum includes an introduction to equipment, crevasse rescue, ice climbing skills, rope work and comprehensive mountaineering safety techniques.

INQUIRY

Cost Starting Form

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  • Trip operates through out the year
  • Have a big group? We can help.
  • For family and friends we customize the trip as per your need.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Fly to Lukla, trek to Chutanga (3100m)

Day 2: Cross Zatr La to Tuli Kharka (4400m)

Day 3: Tuli Kharka to Tashing Ongma -Kothe (3600m)

Day 4: Kothe -Tashing Ongma to Tangnag (4350m)

Day 5: Tangnag to Khare (5100m)

Day 6: Acclimatisation Day at Khare (5100m)

Day 7: Mera La to High Camp (5800m)

Day 8: Ascent of Mera Peak (6476m), return to Base Camp at Mera La (5415m)

Day 9: Mera –La to Kongma ding 4415m

Day 10: Kongmading to Setopokhari 4785m.

Day 11: Setopokhari to Amphu lapcha Highcamp 5400m.

Day 12: Amphulapcha High camp to Over the Amphulapcha and chukung 4725m

Day 13: Rest day in chukung

Day 14: Chukung to Island peak Base camp 5145m

Day 15: Island peak summit (6186m) and O/N base camp or chukung if you are fit and fine!

Day 16: Base camp to chukung

Day 17: Chukung to Tengbuche 3860m

Day 18: Tengbuche to Namche 3445m

Day 19: Namche to Lukla

Day 20: fly lukla to kathmandu.

INCLUDES

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Arrival Pick up and Departure Drop off
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu as per above program
  • All meals as specified for trek in Camp and Tea House
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • Internal flights as per itinerary.
  • All trekking arrangements including permits , government taxes and agency service charge
  • Accommodation in twin sharing Tent or local lodges
  • Trekking guide & porter (salary, insurance, food, accommodation & other allowances).
  • Necessary climbing gears
  • Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.
  • Farewell dinner after the trip
  • Insurance for our local crew
  • All Government taxes and agency service charges

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Insurance must have which cover your rescue cost,
  • Plastic boot hire
  • Kathmandu food lunch & dinner,
  • Personal expenditure,
  • all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, mineral water, Hot water, snacks,
  • We recommend you bring water purifier & neutralizer tablets to reduce your cost of traveling & to help you be a more environmentally friendly traveler etc.
  • Porter, Guide & other tips.
  • Personal clothing & equipment.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond Namaste Adventurte control.
  • Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above

Equipment and Packing List

While packing for Trek certain equipments are essential. Please Click here for this trip's comprehensive checklist.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Insurance is must for our treks and trekking peak expeditions in Nepal you need insurance that includes "hiking" to 6000m/7000m AND helicopter evacuation. In Tibet there is no possibility of helicopter rescue. For trekking peaks, do get the correct policy, even if we are only climbing for a day or two. Note "winter sports" is skiing; not needed for a trek. Do read the fine print to ensure you are covered. First talk with your household insurer, your medical insurer (especially if you live in the USA or Canada) or your travel agent. Your household insurer or your medical insurer should be able to offer a cheaper policy than a travel agent, however ensure it covers the specific activities, such as hiking or guided+roped mountaineering.

Team Composition

Team composition is important to ensure safety and comfort of the climbers. We observe high safety standards, therefore, for 2 International Climbers, we assign:

  • HGT Accredited Climbing Leader
  • Cook
  • Base Camp Assistance and other necessary trek crew such Porters, Yaks and Yak man
  • Because of our high safety standards, team members would be added as per the number of international climbers.

Health and Experience Requirements

It's not necessary to be in extremely good shape to enjoy this trek. If you can have fun walking for 3-6 hours with a few 20 minute breaks mixed in, you can accomplish this trek. Prior to joining our group, please see your doctor and obtain the necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for travel in extremes of altitude, and also for exotic locales. On our application form we ask you to inform of us your condition, previous illnesses, health and medical situations we should know about, what medications you are taking, etc. Please help us to be informed by being honest and fully truthful when you complete it. Thank you.

Best Season

Most of the Ice Climbing to Island Peak are operated during the pre and post monsoon seasons. However, we also operate the expedition in early winter.

Meals

In a tea house trek you can expect to get mostly continental and local foods and can choose it from the a la carte menus. You can also get some Tibetan, Chinese, Nepalese and even Indian and Italian dishes on the tea houses. The food is good and well enjoyed by the trekkers. In higher altitudes near the base camps, you get less varieties than in the lower altitudes. Wherever possible we try to offer you fresh vegetables from local areas, fresh fruits etc. You are allowed to choose the food you like but it is wiser not to order different dishes for each persons as cooking so many dishes takes a long time. Some lodges do not have many ovens and may be they have only one cook. Making a combined order saves time, specially in lunch. You can buy bottled water during trekking route but we suggest you to bring water purifiers to avoid bottled water. Water bottles are major source of pollution in the mountains.

Trekking Day

You will be experiencing the ‘early to bed and early to rise’ schedule. A typical trekking day starts at around 6 or 7 am. Enjoy the hearty breakfast and begin trekking. Carry your pack containing personal items you need for the day. The porters and yaks carry all the loads. Walk at your own pace, enjoy the scenery, chat with the natives, and take photographs. The lunch time depends upon the terrain and is prepared by our catering team. Generally you stop for lunch after about 4 hours of walking. The lunch hour also helps in acclimatization. The aim would be to reach next stop by the sunset. After reaching the overnight stay point, check in to rooms then you relax with a cup of tea or coffee. If time permit take a pleasure walk around.

Climbing Day

The climbing itinerary may vary according to the climber’s personal experience. A climbing day involves a steady climbing for 3-4 hours in the morning. After taking lunch rest and relax, there is a climb of 2-3 hours in the afternoon. However, flexibility in climbing itinerary is necessary as people climb at their own pace and respond individually to the stresses of climbing. We ensure the ratio of climbers and Sherpa guides focusing on high safety measures so that each individual climber is able to progress at their own rate.

Leader(s) and Staff Arrangements

The most significant thing that makes our trek successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced and helpful trek leader and the crew members with ability of operating our days in the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of our trekking and Climbing leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. Trekking leaders of Namaste Adventure are also trained with following trainings to make them educated on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues, and English language etc: Intensive Wilderness First Aid, Trekking Guide Training To meet our team, check out the Team Page