|Starts at: Lukla||Ends at: Lukla|
|Trek Region: Everest||Transport: Flight|
|Duration: 21 days||Trip Grade: Challenging|
|Max Altitude: 6,440 m / 21128 ft||Accomodation: Tea House / Camping|
Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing Highlights
- Summit two popular climbing peaks in the Himalayas
- Cross the spectacular and challenging Ama Lapcha Pass, part of Great Himalaya Trail High Route
- View Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu from the summit of Mera PeakGo off the beaten track to Mera Peak Base Camp from Lukla airport
- View of Imja Lake (frozen glacier lake)
- Optional hike to Base Camp of Mount Everest
- Camping experience in the Himalayas.
This amazing climbing adventure combines two popular climbing peaks in Nepal in one trip. The Ama Lapcha Pass which connects Makalu and Everest Regions is part of the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) which spans the width of the country at high elevation.
Crossing this Pass is technically challenging so this, as well as climbing two peaks in one trip makes this a climbing trip for those with previous high altitude climbing experience.
Start your adventure by heading south of Lukla airport, leaving the main, and busy, Everest Base Camp trail behind. With Mera Peak being considered the easier peak, we climb that one first, giving you time to acclimatize and gain confidence in your climbing skills before attempting the more difficult of the two.
Before Mera Peak, the teahouses offer only basic accommodation as this route sees less tourists. But the stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu from the summit of Mera Peak make up for this slight discomfort. Base Camp at Mera Peak is situated at 5,300 m with High Camp at 5,800 m.
After climbing Mera Peak, and crossing the Ama Lapcha Pass, we enter the Everest Region via Chukung. From here we reach Island Peak.
After climbing Island Peak there is the option to either descend down to Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu or add 3-4 days on to your trip to go to Everest Base Camp and follow the classic EBC route back to Lukla via Kalapatthar, Tengboche, and Namche Bazaar. Please confirm this at the time of booking.
Magical Nepal works with experienced, professional Sherpa guides for the whole trip. We provide one main climbing guide for 3-4 climbers. We recommend clients to have had previous high altitude climbing experience.
This trip is best done in April and May, or in October and November.
Mera Peak And Island Peak Climbing Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and Trek to Paiya
Paiya – 2,730m/ 8,956ft- 5 to 6 hrs
Day 3: Paiya to Panggom
Panggom – 2,846m/ 9,337 ft – 5 to 6 hrs
Day 4: Panggom to Ningsow
Ningsow – 2,846m/ 9,393 ft – 4 to 5 hrs
Day 5: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola
Chhatra Khola – 2,800m/9,186ft – 7 to 8 hrs
Day 6: Chhatra Khola to Kothe
Kothe – 3,691m/12,109ft- 6 to 7 hrs
Day 7: Kothe to Thaknak
Thaknak – 4,358m/14,297ft – 3 to 4 hrs
Day 8:Thaknak to Khare
Khare – 5,045m/16,486ft- 2 to 3 hrs
Day 9: Khare: Acclimatization and pre-climb training
Khare – 5,045m/16,486ft
Day 10: Khare to Mera High Camp
Mera High Camp – 5,780m/18,958 ft- 6 to 7 hours
Day 11: Mera High Camp to Summit and trek to Khongma Dingma
Khongma Dingma- 4850 m / 15912 ft
Day 12: Khongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari
Seto Pokhari – 5035 m / 16519 ft
Day 13: Seto Pokhara to Ama Lapcha Base Camp
Ama Lapcha Base Camp – 5650 m / 18536 ft
Day 14: Ama Lapcha Base Camp to Chukung
Chukung- 4750 m / 15580 ft
Day 15: Chukung to Island Peak Base Camp
Island Peak Base Camp- 5,087 m/ 16,690 ft
Day 16: Island Peak Base Camp to Summit and Down to Island Peak Base Camp
Island Peak Base Camp – 5,087 m/ 16,690 ft
Day 17: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche
Pangboche – 3,985 m/ 13,074 ft
Day 18: Pangboche to Namche
Namche – 3440 m / 11286 ft
Day 19: Namche to Lukla
Lukla – 2860 m / 9383 ft
Day 20: Lukla to Kathmandu Flight
kathmandu – 1400 m / 4593 ft
Day 21: Departure
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