Mera and Island Peaks are famous climbing Peaks of Nepal and they lies in the Khumbu region. This is one of the most adventours, interesting and most challenging trek where you can climb two Peaks passing through AmphuLabsta and both peaks are more than 6000m. We climb Mera Peak (6460m), which is the highest trekking peak of Nepal and Island peak (6189m) via AmphuLabsta Pass (5780m). Mera and Island Peaks both are popular trekking Peaks of Nepal. First of all our destination is to climb Mera Peak, walking a head we reach in the sacred lake PanchPokhari and from there our trail goes towards AmphuLabsta and drop down into Island Peak (Imja- Tsa). This trek facilate you to acclimatize in high altitude for further high elevation climb. This trek is one of the most challenging climbing mountains of Nepal but the scenery is very beautiful and breathtaking and you can also take beautiful photos. On the first days of trekking we have to continue our trek passing through Rhododendron and pine forests.
Mera Peak (6460m) is the Nepal’s highest permitted trekking peak, located in Makalu Barun National Park, rises to the south of Everest and dominates the cut- between the wild and heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku. The trial goes through the pristine Rhododendron, oak, silver fir, birch and Jennifer’s forest.
AmphuLabsta (5780m) is the second destination of our trek. AmphuLabsta is more technical comparing to Mera Peak. For passing through AmphuLabsta, first of all we have to fixed line in the ice steps and by the help of rope then we have to go towards the fixed line, which will be safe for us for passing AmphuLabsta. AmphuLabsta Pass is challenging trek.
Island Peak is our last destination for this trek. It is also one of the most Climbed Peak of Nepal. It is located in the upper Imja Valley of the Khumbu, surrounded by Himalaya. Observing from above Dingboche the mountain has really the same appearance as an island in a sea of ice. Peak offers very beautiful outlook in the Khumbu (Everest area). The summit of Island Peak stands nearby to the South Face of Lhotse, one of the world’s largest ice walls, and offers stunning views of beautiful AmaDablam and Makalu.
Other than this, this trek offers you the complete package for adventours climbing which inhance your ability to climb in high altitude. Both Mera Peak and Island Peak are mostly climbing Peak of Nepal and it also consists of technical pass AmphuLabsta safeguarded by a fixed line to reach. So, this trek helps you to trek in more technical peak. It is one of the most challenging mountain treks of having breath-taking scenery. The main advantage point of this trek is you can climb mostly climbing peaks of Nepal, Mera and Island Peak passing through AmphuLabsta.
Detail Itineary of Mera peak-AmphuLabsta- Island peak
Day01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfers to Hotel
Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhu, Buddhanath Temple) and preparation day for trekking.
Day03: Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Chhutunga (3450m)
Early in the morning flight to Lukla. It takes around half an hour flight to reach Tenzing and Hillary airport Lukla. Lukla is a small city in the lap of High Mountain. It is commence point of our trek. After having breakfast we start our trek towards Chutanga. The trial goes straight from lukla up to 1 hour then slightly ascent up to Chutanga. We have to walk through the pristine of Rhododendron (National flower of Nepal) and pine. It takes around 3 hrs from Lukla to Chutanga.
Day04: Trek Chhutung to Chhetra – La
We continue walking through Rhododendron and Oak forest. We can also see yak grazing on the way. The route is slightly ascent up to a small steam.
Day05: Trek Chhetra – La to Khothey (3600m)
After having breakfast we have to walk straight around 1 hour on a rock way, on the way we can see the first view of Mera Peak. Then 2 hours descent in Oak and Jennifer forest. After having lunch in thakthor then continue trek to kote. The trial goes up and down- up and down up to Kote.
Day06: Trek Khothey to Tagnag (4350m)
Trial goes slightly up through the bank of InkhuKhola.On the way nice view of Mt. charpate and Mera La. On the way we can see a Buddhist Gomba in the lap of big rock.
Day07: Acclimatization day in Tagnag
Today is our rest day. After having breakfast we start hike towards the Mt. Charpate (Holy Mountain), we can see the nice view and outstanding view of Mera North. After hiking around 3 hours we will come back to Tagnag.
Day08: Trek Tagnag to Khare (4900m)
Today the trial slightly goes up around half an hour up to Dig Kharka, which offers breathtaking view of Mt. Charpate. The route continues slightly up towards Khare. There is small Sherpa village, which offers nice accommodation in Khare, which situated in sloppy land surface.
Day09: Trek Khare to Mera Peak Base Camp
Today we have quite short but tough trek. We have to climb up to Mera Glacier, and then we have to walk straight on ice around half an hour. On the way we can see the nice view of Mera Peak. After descending around 100m we will be at Mera Base camp.
Day10: Trek Mera peak Base Camp to High Camp (5750m)
From Base camp we have to climb up towards High camp. The way was covered with ice. On the way we can see nice and spectacular view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt.Kanchanjunga and many more. High Camp is situated in the base of big rock, where we can fell quite warm, which offers nice view of sunshine and sunset.
Day11: Trek High Camp to Summit (6654) and trek to KongmeDingma
Mind- blowing view can be seen from the summit of Mera peak. From summit our trek goes towards KongmeDingme and we can trek this way without facing much technical difficulty to reach KongmeDingma, overnight in KongmeDingma.
Day12: Trek KongmeDingma to PanchPokhari (5484m)
From KongmeDingme we have to trek PanchPokhari. The literal meaning of panchpokhari means the five holy lakes. Panchpokhari is religious and respected place for Hindu. It is the 9th highest altitude wetland of the world. From the top of PanchPokhari it offers a beautiful view of JugalHimal range, Rolwaling range, Himal, Gosainkund, Kanchenjunga and Makalu. Near Panchpokhari there is a Hindu temple of Lord Shiva.
Day13: Trek Panchpokhari to AmphuLabsta Base Camp (5527m)
Today our trail goes towards Amphulabsta Base Camp from Panchpokhari.
Day14: Trek AmphuLabsta Base Camp to AmphuLabsta pass and back to AmphuLabsta Base Camp
Today we are in Amphulabsta Base Camp and also in AmphuLabsta pass, overnight in Base Camp
Day15: Trek to Island peak Base Camp (5087m)
It takes 4 hrs to trek in Island Peak from Chhukung. We have to walking by the riverside and through Big- rock, overnight in Island Peak Base Camp and set up a tent there.
Day16: Rest in Island Peak Base Camp
Today is the rest day for you and you have also preparation day for climbing the Island peak.
Day17: Trek Island Peak Base Camp to Summit (6189m) and back to Chhukung
You can take a photo in summit to show that you climb the Nepal’s one of the famous Island peak.
Day18: Trek Chhukung toTengboche (3870m)
Today we walk towards Tengboche. By passing through forest we reach Tengboche Monastery the religious sites, which sit at 3870m. It is the best place of the world that provides the most magnificent view of the Himalayan giants, Kwangde (6187m.), Twachee (6542m.), Amadablam (6812m), Everest (8848m.), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8501m.), Kangtega and Thamserku.
Day 19: Trek Tengboche to Namche (3440m)
Today our trail goes from Tengboche to Namche. From the Namche of Everest view Hotel we can see the fascinating view of Mt. Everest and Amadablam. Namche is the administrative center of Khumbu region and it is the market place for people, stay overnight in Namche.
Day20: Trek Namche to Lukla (2840m)
Today is the last day of our trek. The trail goes through Phakding after crossing the rivers on the way, over night in Lukla.
Day21: Flight to Kathmandu
We take a flight back to Kathmandu. You can see Panaromic Mountains View from flight.
Day22: Free day- Walking tour around Kathmandu/ followed by Farewell dinner
Today is free day for shopping. In the evening there will be farewell dinner with cultural show.
Day23: Final Departure to home
Transfer to the airport and depart to your own country with wonderful memories of trekking in Nepal.