Mera and Island Peak

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

Altitude 6476m, 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.

Description

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

Trip dossier

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

It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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3 reviews for Mera and Island Peak

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ann

    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

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    David

    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.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ben

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

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Everest from the Air £270 An early morning spectacular flight over Everest. The flight is from Kathmandu and lasts around one hour, taking you close to Everest and its surrounding peaks. Window seats are guaranteed. It is worth also booking an extra night's accommodation in Kathmandu to give you another morning - please ask the office at the time of booking.
Chitwan Safari at Tigerland Resort £525 (+4 days) You can round off your trip with a 3-night / 4-day wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park. This includes an unforgettable jeep safari, river canoe trip, a full day walking safari, elephant ride and a trip to the elephant stables. The price is inclusive of Park Permits and lodge accommodation with all meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on your day of departure. One night's accommodation in Kathmandu after your safari is included. Travel by vehicle from Kathmandu and return flight to Kathmandu. Flights from Kathmandu to Chitwan can be arranged for a supplement of £115.00. Price based on twin rooms staying at the Tigerland Safari Resort. Single supplement of £260.00 applies.
Chitwan Safari at Parkland Resort £425 (+4 days) You can round off your trip with a 3-night / 4-day wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park. This includes an unforgettable jeep safari, river canoe trip, a full day walking safari, elephant ride and a trip to the elephant stables. The price is inclusive of Park Permits and lodge accommodation with all meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on your day of departure. One night's accommodation in Kathmandu after your safari is included. Travel by vehicle from Kathmandu and return flight to Kathmandu. Flights from Kathmandu to Chitwan can be arranged for a supplement of £115.00. Price based on twin rooms staying at the Parkland Jungle Safari Resort. Single supplement of £215.00 applies.

Deposits

The Initial Deposits for this booking will be :£400 per Person


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