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 Amphu Labsta 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 Amphu Labsta 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 Panch Pokhari and from there our trail goes towards Amphu Labsta 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. On the way you can see Mere Glacier and beautiful alpine lake. Beside this Mera Peak is famous for the nice and breathtaking view of different mountains. We can also see the beautiful Langtang valley from the west part of Mera Peak.
Amphu Labsta (5780m) is the second destination of our trek. Amphu Labsta is more technical comparing to Mera Peak. For passing through Amphu Labsta, 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 Amphu Labsta. Amphu Labsta 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 Ama Dablam 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 Amphu Labsta 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 Amphu Labsta.
Detail Itineary of Mera peak-Amphu Labsta- 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 Inkhu Khola.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 Kongme Dingma
Mind- blowing view can be seen from the summit of Mera peak. From summit our trek goes towards Kongme Dingme and we can trek this way without facing much technical difficulty to reach Kongme Dingma, overnight in Kongme Dingma.
Day12: Trek Kongme Dingma to Panch Pokhari (5484m)
From Kongme Dingme we have to trek Panch Pokhari. The literal meaning of panch pokhari means the five holy lakes. Panch pokhari is religious and respected place for Hindu. It is the 9th highest altitude wetland of the world. From the top of Panch Pokhari it offers a beautiful view of Jugal Himal range, Rolwaling range, Himal, Gosainkund, Kanchenjunga and Makalu. Near Panch pokhari there is a Hindu temple of Lord Shiva.
Day13: Trek Panch pokhari to Amphu Labsta Base Camp (5527m)
Today our trail goes towards Amphu labsta Base Camp from Panch pokhari.
Day14: Trek Amphu Labsta Base Camp to Amphu Labsta pass and back to Amphu Labsta Base Camp
Today we are in Amphu labsta Base Camp and also in Amphu Labsta pass, overnight in Base Camp
Day 15: Trek Amphu Labsta Base camp to Chhukung (4730m)
The trail goes through downward towards Chhukung.
Day16: Acclimatization day in Chhukung
Today is the acclimatization day in chhukung, early morning hiking in Chhukung - RI (5546m) and from there you can see the panoramic mountains view.
Day17: Trek Chhukung 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.
Day18: Rest in Island Peak Base Camp
Today is the rest day for you and you have also preparation day for climbing the Island peak.
Day19: 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.
Day 20: Trek Chhukung to Dingboche (4410m)
The trail goes through the forest of birches, conifers and rhododendron. Our goal for today is to reach to Dingboche. The views are great from Dingboche. From here you can see Island Peak, Makalu and another face Amadablam.
Day21: Trek Dingboche to Tengboche (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.
Day22: 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.
Day23: 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.
Day24: Flight to Kathmandu
We take a flight back to Kathmandu. You can see Panaromic Mountains View from flight.
Day25: 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.
Day26: Final Departure to home
Transfer to the airport and depart to your own country with wonderful memories of trekking in Nepal.