Mera and Island Peak are two famous peaks climbing in the Khumbu region. Mera and Island peaks combined with the Amphu Lapcha Pass trek provides a challenging and exciting expedition. It gives the highest quality trekking and climbing experience that is available in Nepal. Mera Island Peak climbing is an exceptional high altitude Himalayan adventure. The routes are classic and the position is both aesthetic and exposed.
Mera Peak is situated Northeast of Lukla, after a 30 minute scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, where the treks move toward Chutanga & Tangnang villages.
Island Peak is both lower in altitude than Mera Peak and technically demanding. It involves climbing 45 degree snow slopes and an exposed summit ridge. After Mera peak you move onto the easier Mera Peak summit. Following that ascent you head east exploring the less travelled route toward Makalu Base Camp in the wilderness of the Honku valley. You have to cross Amphu Lapcha pass which is at an elevation of 5700m to reach Island Peak base camp. The Panoramic summit of Island Peak climbing is a wondrous view that will stay in your memory forever.
After the Mera/Island peak combo you will trek down through Pangboche, Tyangboche monastery, Namche then back to Lukla. It will take 28 days to finish the entire expedition. The perfect season to climb in this trail is during the spring (March to May) and during the fall (August to October).
Highest access: (6,476m/ 21,247ft)
Duration: 23 Days
Group Size: 02-10 People per group
Co-ordinates: 27°46'27''N / 86°54'40''E
Location: Khumbu Region
Airport: Kathmandu Airport
Departure From: Kathmandu Airport
Grade: Peu Difficil (PD)
Accommodation: Tourist standard to five stars as requested
Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during Driving and climbing period
Transportation: Car, Jeep, Flight
Best season: Spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)
Major Activity: Climbing
Include Activity: Trekking
Mode of Travel: Tea house/Camping
Climbing route: Southeast and Northwest
Himalayan sights: Mt. Makalu, Mt. Baruntse
03 May/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to a hotel in Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft).
04 May/Day 02: Preparation, briefing and Last minute shopping in Kathmandu.
05 May/Day 03: Morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla(2800m/9,186ft) 35mins.The rest of the day is spent in Lukla for acclimatization. Lodge accommodation.
06 May/Day 04: Trek from Lukla to Chutanga(3050m/10,006ft) 04hrs. Lodge accommodation.
07 May/Day 05: Trek from Chutanga to Thuli Kharka (Chatra-La) (3900m/12,597ft)- 7hrs via Zatrawa La Pass (4610m/15,125ft.) Overnight accommodation at tea house.
08 May/Day 06: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe (4095m/13435ft-05hrs.) overnight at tea house accommodation.
09 May/Day 07: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4350m/14,272ft)- 04hrs. Tea house accommodation.
10 MayDay 08: Rest and acclimatization day at Thangnak(4,350m/14,272ft). You will be exploring Sabal Tsho Lake in the day as a sight trip.
11 May/Day 09: Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5,045m) -03hrs. Tea house accommodation
12 May/Day 10: Trek and climb from Khare to Mera peak high camp (5,780m/18,963ft) -06hrs.Camping accommodation
13 May/Day 11: Mera peak Summit Day. Mera High Camp to Summit and Trek down to Kongmanima (5220m/17,125ft). 11-13hrs.
14 May/Day 12: Trek from Kongmanima to Seto Pokhari (4500m/14,763ft.) -06hrs and overnight Camping accommodation.
15 May/Day 13: Trek from Seto Pokhari to Amphu lapcha base camp (5,600m/18370ft) -07hrs, Camp accommodation.
16 May/Day 14: Trek from Amphu Lapcha South Base Camp to Amphu Lapcha North Base camp(5200M/17060ft.) via Amphu Lapcha pass (5,845m/19176ft.) 8-9hrs, camping.
17 May/Day 15: Trek from Amphu Lapcha north Base camp to Island Peak base camp (5,087m/16690ft.)-04 hours preparations for climbing Island peak.
18-19 May/Day16-17: Climb to Island Peak 6,189m summit and back to base camp 9 - 11 hours depending on the climbers speed and overnight camp
20 May/Day 18: Trek from Island Peak base camp to Pangboche(3985m/13,074ft) -06hrs.Lodge accommodation
21 May/Day 19: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,286ft) -05hrs. Lodge accommodation
22 May/Day 20: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2840m/9,317ft) -07hrs.Lodge accommodation
23 May/Day 21: Fly 35mins from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft) -35mins. Transfer to hotel
24 May/Day 22: Leisure day and Shopping in Kathmandu. Fair well celebration dinner with culture program in the Evening.
25 May/Day 23: Transfer to the airport for final departure
05 Oct/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to a hotel in Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft).
06 Oct/Day 02: Preparation, briefing and Last minute shopping in Kathmandu.
07 Oct/Day 03: Morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla(2800m/9,186ft) 35mins.The rest of the day is spent in Lukla for acclimatization. Lodge accommodation.
08 Oct/Day 04: Trek from Lukla to Chutanga(3050m/10,006ft) 04hrs. Lodge accommodation.
09 Oct/Day 05: Trek from Chutanga to Thuli Kharka (Chatra-La) (3900m/12,597ft)- 7hrs via Zatrawa La Pass (4610m/15,125ft.) Overnight accommodation at tea house.
10 Oct/Day 06: Trek from Tuli Kharka to Kothe (4095m/13435ft-05hrs.) overnight at tea house accommodation.
11 Oct/Day 07: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak (4350m/14,272ft)- 04hrs. Tea house accommodation.
12 Oct/Day 08: Rest and acclimatization day at Thangnak(4,350m/14,272ft). You will be exploring Sabal Tsho Lake in the day as a sight trip.
13 Oct/Day 09: Trek from Thangnak to Khare (5,045m) -03hrs. Tea house accommodation
14 Oct/Day 10: Trek and climb from Khare to Mera peak high camp (5,780m/18,963ft) -06hrs.Camping accommodation
15 Oct/Day 11: Mera peak Summit Day. Mera High Camp to Summit and Trek down to Kongmanima (5220m/17,125ft). 11-13hrs.
16 Oct/Day 12: Trek from Kongmanima to Seto Pokhari (4500m/14,763ft.) -06hrs and overnight Camping accommodation.
17 Oct/Day 13: Trek from Seto Pokhari to Amphu lapcha base camp (5,600m/18370ft) -07hrs, Camp accommodation.
18 Oct/Day 14: Trek from Amphu Lapcha South Base Camp to Amphu Lapcha North Base camp(5200M/17060ft.) via Amphu Lapcha pass (5,845m/19176ft.) 8-9hrs, camping.
19 Oct/Day 15: Trek from Amphu Lapcha north Base camp to Island Peak base camp (5,087m/16690ft.)-04 hours preparations for climbing Island peak.
20-21 Oct/Day16-17: Climb to Island Peak 6,189m summit and back to base camp 9 - 11 hours depending on the climbers speed and overnight camp
22 Oct/Day 18: Trek from Island Peak base camp to Pangboche(3985m/13,074ft) -06hrs.Lodge accommodation
23 Oct/Day 19: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,286ft) -05hrs. Lodge accommodation
24 Oct/Day 20: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla(2840m/9,317ft) -07hrs.Lodge accommodation
25 Oct/Day 21: Fly 35mins from Lukla to Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft) -35mins. Transfer to hotel
26 Oct/Day 22: Leisure day and Shopping in Kathmandu. Fair well celebration dinner with culture program in the Evening.
27 Oct/Day 23: Transfer to the airport for final departure
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There is only one restriction for obtaining permits for 6000m peaks, the government of Nepal does not allow climbing permits to be issued to a climber who is below the age of 16. Beyond that restriction any climber with appropriate fitness and skills can attempt a 6000 meter mountain in the Himalaya. However, our policies for accepting clients on these peaks require that the client has as list experience of British hill hiking and some knowledge of rock & Ice climbing.
For those seeking the experience of climbing a 6000m peak, Nepal should be at the top of your list of countries to visit. With the rich variety of flora and fauna, the everlasting smiles of the rural Nepalese, the hospitality of the village communities, the favorable climatic and geographical conditions, the cultural and linguistic diversity and the rich cultural spirit which represents a unique blend of Buddhism and Hinduism Nepal is the adventure capital of the world. With 1400 trekking peaks above 6000m and 8 of the 14 8000m peaks in the world it is fair to say that your mountaineering ambitions can be taken to a new level here in Nepal. Will never start and complete without having Himalayan peak experience.
It is important for each climber to choose the right expedition guide service that not only suites their needs, but provides the best safely and secure mountaineering experience possible. There are more than 1,700 trekking companies in Nepal who offer 6,000 meter peak climbing, but only about 30 companies who operate 6,000 meter peaks on a regular basis. We are proud to be one of these 30 companies and consistently offer.
It is very important that the climbers who choose Satori Adventures for this trip of a lifetime experience have expectations that are compatible with the program we offer and the style of expedition Satori Adventures runs. We do not want to simply “fill our expedition”, but instead we want to comprise a team of companionable people who are focused on reaching the summit with the highest level of support and safety standards that can be provided by a guiding service on Mt Everest. We team this with the best standards of food and quality equipment to further assist each client reach their full potential. We feel that we offer the best environment and opportunity for you to be successful on the world’s highest mountain.
Climbing an 6,000 meter peak is not difficult for those trekkers and hikers who have some experience of Ice axe, walking on fixed rope and using crampons above snow. The steep about 45º snow climbing and ice-climbing that can be required entices craftsman to test. If you are considering climbing an 6000m peak there are several questions that you need to ask yourself and be truthful about your findings. Am I physically fit enough? Am i technically capable of handling the expected terrain? Am I mentally capable of the hardship associated with high altitude expeditions?
Our climbing Sherpa guides are experienced and highly qualified. Most were born in high altitude regions and have spent much of their lives above 4,000 meters. We provide extensive training to our guides in technical climbing as well as English, customer relationships and Wilderness First Aid. These guides are all certified mountain guides via the Nepal Mountaineering Association and generally have three former summits of the 8,000 meter peak that they are guiding. Our high altitude Sherpa climbing guides have many years of experience and are qualified through training with TAAN and NATHAM. They are highly skilled in all aspects of mountaineering in Nepal and hold a Nepal Government License, Mountaineering Association Accreditation and Summit Certificates for Nepal Himalayan peaks. All of these government licenses are displayed in our office.
To climb an 6000m peak your physical fitness is very important, excellent physical fitness is required. Not only for the opportunity to succeed, but for your overall safety and enjoyment Our guides like to tell clients, “Be in the best shape of your life”.
Persons below 16 years of age are restricted from climbing 6,000 meter peaks in the Himalaya of Nepal. This was a recent change in Nepal.
On popular trekking trails we utilize lodges/guest houses (aka teahouses) the meals will be provided by these lodges. Menu meals are often available including soups, noodles, rice, and dishes. On certain 6,000 meter trekking routes, lodges and guest houses may be limited, or not available. In these instances, accommodations will be via tents and the meals will be provided by our staff. In these instances meals will be prepared on the route with canister stoves or natural fires. While in base camp our expedition cooks will prepare meals. Above base camp the meals will be provided by our climbing Sherpa. Above base camp we always supply high altitude food that meets our clients’ requirements.
Communication will vary greatly depending on the location. Most trekking routes have local VHF phones and increasingly more places get mobile coverage from a variety of carriers. We recommend upon arriving picking up a CDMA, Ncell or Namaste pre paid card and insert that into your mobile device. In remote areas, communication is generally not available, or on a very limited basis. Some other and more costly options include the use of a Satellite phone. We like to use Delorme. We will always supply a phone that is available upon the clients request during trekking and mountaineering expeditions.
A licensed, trained and experienced climbing Sherpa Guide will lead an 6000mk trekking peak on 6,000 meter peaks above base camp. On the approach to base camp our teams may be lead by a licensed Sirdar or professional mountaineering/trekking guide. As per group size most of the trekking peak will guiding by the same climbing Sherpa guide wile our climbing Sherpa guide are also government license holder trekking guide as well.
Yes. All trekkers and climbers are required to purchase adequate travel insurance, which includes a helicopter emergency evacuation plan. Insurance is not expensive compared to the cost of an evacuation during an expedition. Without having travel insurance during your trek or climb you will be financially responsible for all the costs of your evacuation and treatment. These bills can be tens of thousands of dollars.
You need to obtain your travel insurance policy before you depart your home. Your insurance should cover high altitude mountaineering, mountain rescue and helicopter transport to a medical facility. These types of policies are readily available through many travel agents and/or our affiliates. Before purchasing a package make sure that the policy covers helicopter evacuation from remote mountain locations, make sure that they will pick you up in a fully equipment medical transport helicopter.
Time requirements vary for different peaks and the variety of weather conditions. Generally most of the 6,000 meter peaks require 15-25 days to summit once you arrive in Kathmandu. This time can also vary depending on the approach, peak location and elevation.
On our website please click on COST INCLUDED, table where you will find a list of everything that is included on your expedition. If you have any questions, please contact Satori Adventures at firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of the 6,000 meter trekking peak equipment including food, climbing/personal gear will be delivered by jeep, truck and flight. After that we will use yaks, porters, or mules to reach base camp or advanced base camp. With full board service, porters will also assist in carrying the clients gear to the higher camps. We provide a personal climbing Sherpa guide (3:1 ratio). This personal climbing Sherpa guide will setup your tent and prepare your high altitude food.
Spring and autumn are the best seasons for climbing in Nepal. More specifically September-October and April-May are great months. The season for climbing 6,000 meter peaks in Pakistan run from June through August.
There is no legal requirement to join a climbing group to climb an 6,000 meter peak, but if climbing in Tibet, the Tibet Mountaineering Association requires a minimum of two persons to issue the climbing permit. With that being said climbing solo is generally more expensive and much less safe. We highly recommend hiring a reputable guide service for a safe and secure summit opportunity.
In the high camps we utilize freeze dried packaged foods. They offer a variety of high quality flavors and are easy to prepare at altitude. Your personal climbing Sherpa will melt sufficient ice for hot water, tee, coffee and a variety of juices. At high camp and camp one, it may be possible to ferry fresh food from base camp.
The Advance Base Camp is always located at a glacier moraine and it is protected from landslides and avalanches. High camps and Camp 1 are generally located in a safe location, however camp 1 has to be chosen wisely due to some areas are prone to heavy snow accumulation. Our main objective is to provide high quality service with an experienced climbing staff where you have unforgettable trips. Our first priority is your safety and security and this is why we only use experienced climbing Sherpa guides.
All foreign visitors except Indian nationals are required to obtain a Nepal visa. These visas are generally easy to obtain upon arrival at the airport. China, some African countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan are more difficult and generally require more time. Since spring 2015 Nepal Immigration has introduced a computerized automated visa system making the arrival immigration process fast and convenient. For Tibet expeditions you will need a two week single entry visa on arrival and a two week single entry visa on departure, which will cost US$ 25.00 per two weeks. Most of the 8,000 meter Himalayan expeditions will be more than 40 days, so we advise that you obtain a three month multiple entry visas which will cost US$ 100.00. If you are going to leave Nepal within 24 hours you may request free transit visa.
Yes. The climbing permit is included in the package cost and Satori will organize the permit, visa and transport service.
In Kathmandu we provide you with your requested category of hotel accommodation and will send you to a quiet part of Thamel. During the trekking we provide tea house accommodation and camping at base camp and above camps.
Our experience tells us it requires -20 to -35 C with liners will be enough. If you have we advise you to bring with you otherwise Satori adventures will provide during the trekking and climbing period.
Satori Adventures will provide a thick quality pad for use in base camp and advance base camp. You will need to provide your own sleeping pad for the higher camps. Foam pads generally work best, but some clients prefer air mattresses.
Please click on the climbing equipment list where you will find the recommended climbing gear list. If you need further information please contact us at email@example.com We recommend purchasing down gear as well as fleece and Gore-Tex jackets from the brand quality such as North face, Ozark and Marmot. During an 6000m peak climbing we advice that you use either La-sportiva climbing boots for 6000m or brand climbing shoes. Your personal gear is one of the major factors for a successful summit opportunity. Make sure to invest in high quality first hand equipment. You will also be required to have basic climbing gear such as a helmet, ice-axes, crampons, climbing and trekking boots alpine style harness (Black Diamond Alpine Bod), ascender device. The info pack for your personal expedition will contain details.
There are several options for acclimation during your 6000m expedition. If you have time we always advice to attempt some base camp, or view point before starting to climb trekking peak. Most of the 6,000 meter climbing will have an acclimatization period where you will reach base camp and the higher camps.
Complete the booking form on the related trip on the booking page. Select the size of your group and required services and obtain our price for your group. Simply click on BOOK NOW/INQUIRE FORM button and give us the required details. In order to secure your booking we require a 30% deposit for your trip. We will also require a scanned page of your passport, JPG format of your passport photos suitable for printing and your flight itinerary. An additional 30% of trip cost should be paid as a 2nd installment at least 15 days prior to leaving your country of residence. The balance should be paid in Kathmandu upon arrival. For more details about booking process and down payments please visit below links. http://www.satoriadventuresnepal.com/terms-conditions.html
An expedition on 6000m peak is a one kind of difficult grade of trekking where requires physical and physiological undertaking with some climbing aspects. Excellent physical condition is required. Many of our clients for the 6000m peak climbing are cyclists, runners and fitness enthusiasts. Some of these clients ride 30 to 40 km bike rides, run marathons. If clients are participating in these or similar fitness endeavors, the next step would be ramp up your training.
Our expeditions are scheduled during spring and autumn, with the climbing window scheduled for the monsoon change period. This allows us to have a summit bid when the wind stops on most 6,000 meter peaks for a few weeks before the monsoon changes direction. The difference between spring and autumn expeditions is the change of temperatures from cold to warmer and from warmer to colder respectively.
Our guides are professionals who are trained and assessed either via the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) resulting in a greater repertoire of skills that enables them to provide a dedicated level of security to you during the expedition, or many years of mountaineering experience on the world’s biggest peaks. Our guides are experience in both advanced and basic rescue courses and all have a minimum of 3 years guiding on Everest and Manaslu.