Mera and Island Peak

Mera and Island Peak


From £3,950
Altitude 6,476m Grade: 3C

This expedition is for those who want to climb Mera and Island Peak which is a trek then a challenging extension to ascend the more technical Island Peak.

Mera and Island Peak is a special combination of peaks in the Everest region and one not to be missed, a classic!

Mera Peak At 6476m, is the highest ‘trekking peak’ suitable for anyone with little or no previous experience of using an ice axe and crampons. The spectacular route is well within the reach of regular mountain walkers with a good level of fitness. Our careful programme of acclimatisation is designed to maximise your chance of comfortably reaching this special summit.

During the course of this expedition we are constantly rewarded with fine views of world famous peaks, including the towering Everest and Lhotse. Mera Peak’s notable summit provides one of the most spectacular viewpoints in Nepal. This magical vantage point offers stunning views of five 8000m peaks, Everest and Lhotse to the north, Kanchenjunga and Makalu to the east and the majestic Cho Oyu to the west.

Island Peak This memorable 6189m peak offers a slightly more technical climb. The ascent involves a comfortable scramble, an intriguing rock ridge and then onto a wonderful glacier. Onward, a steep snow headwall leads to a classic summit ridge. From here you are afforded fabulous views of many Himalayan giants, including the immense face of Lhotse and the elegant pyramid of Ama Dablam. The rewarding return journey is via the main Everest trail, with its welcoming and comfortable tea houses and lodges.

Why climb Mera and Island Peak with Adventure Peaks

  • 100% Summit Success in 2017
  • British Expedition Leader for groups of +4 (local English Speaking Leader for less)
  • We adopt a progressive acclimtaisation route AND do not cross the Zatrwa Pass in a rush to cost save
  • Use of a high camp at 5,500m reducing the summit day to an attainable ascent (most teams reduce costs by going from BC)
  • Experienced local support team
  • No load carrying
  • 2 days set aside for a summit attempt
  • All permit fees included in the price
  • 15% discount off the RRP on equipment and clothing purchased at the Adventure Peaks shop and online

Dates & Prices

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31st Mar 2023 - 29th Apr 2023 Guaranteed30 £3,950£4,750 Book Now
23rd Apr 2023 - 22nd May 2023
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7th Oct 2023 - 5th Nov 2023
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Guaranteed30 £3,950
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29th Oct 2023 - 27th Nov 2023
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5th Nov 2023 - 4th Dec 2023
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* A deposit of £400 will be required at checkout.

Extras

Extras can be added per-person when you book onto a date

ItemPriceDays
Everest from the Air £270
Chitwan Safari at Tigerland Resort (+4 days) £525+4 days
Chitwan Safari at Parkland Resort (+4 days) £425+4 days

* A deposit of £200 (or the full extra price, whichever is lower) will be required at checkout for each extra added per-person on this trip

What's Included

  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader.
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite Telephone and e-mail facilities on extended expeditions at Base Camp).
  • 90 - 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchased from Adventure Peaks shop

What's Excluded

  • Travel to and from UK airport (unless otherwise specified).
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early.
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early.
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.

Itinerary

Day 1-2International flights to Kathmandu
Day 3Fly to Lukla and trek to Poyan
Day 4-5Poyan to Nashing Dingma via Pangkonngma
Day 6-7Nashing Dingma to Chunbu Kharka via Chalem Kharka
Day 8Chunbu Khaka to Khote
Day 9Khote to Swra or Tagnang
Day 10-11Tagnang to Khare followed by rest/acclimatisation day at Khare
Day 12Khare to the Mera La
Day 13-16Ascend Mera Peak
Day 17Mera La Base Camp to Chamlang Base Camp
Day 18-19Trek to High Camp via Panch Pokhari
Day 20-21To Path Junction West Imja Tsho, followed by rest day here or at Island Peak Base Camp
Day 22-23Ascend Island Peak
Day 24-26Return trek to Lukla via Pangboche and Namche Bazaar
Day 27Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 28Contingency day or day in Kathmandu
Day 29-30Return international flight

Insurance

It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services.  Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue:
https://partner.globalrescue.com/adventurepeaks/



We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: www.world-first.co.uk  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine: www.campbellirvine.com  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance: www.jsinsurance.co.uk  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: www.snowcard.co.uk  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: www.thebmc.co.uk  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: www.dogtag.co.uk  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: www.axainsurance.com  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: www.ingleinternational.com  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: www.insure4less.com.au (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number – admin@adventurepeaks.com

 

Reviews

Sharon · 3 years ago ·

Fantastic trip, couldn't have asked for better. Graham [trip leader] was fabulous and a huge help to me when I found the going tough. He dealt with a lot on this trip with ease. We had a great team, being surrounded by wow views and of course the summit achievement...oh and a snow leopard to top it all!

Jonathan · 3 years ago ·

Excellent overall service and focus on customer care and wellbeing. [AP had the] ability to tailor experience to customer needs. Gavin was a fantastic guide. Professional when required and integrated completely with the team at the same time. Excellent focus on safety of the UK team and Nepalese support team alike. The highlight was meeting a great group of people who supported each other through the good and tougher times. The Nepalese were amazingly generous and happy people.

Ben · 4 years ago ·

Memorable trip, very hard both physically and mentally but would do it all again tomorrow. [Trip leader was] top bloke, very knowledgeable.

David · 7 years ago ·

The team of reporters, Sherpas were very good and entertaining they set a good atmosphere and spirit on the Trail. Some of the guys were even more caring and concentrate health and safety. The Trail food was excellent and tell I come and do well adequate had excellent staff and those in the hope of Tamil. More and look after us in Kathmandu and was an excellent course.

Ann · 10 years ago ·

Liam was a fantastic leader-not only for his efficiency and competence as a mountain leader but also his interest in culture and environment. Also an interesting travel companion. Thanks


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