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Mera and Island Peak Climbing

Mera and Island Peak Climbing

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24 Nights 25 Days

6476 meter



•   Best beginner peaks 

•   Immerse in Sherpa culture and walk of Life

•   Gaze at the astounding Mahalangur Vista

•   Traverse through Amphu Lapcha La Pass

•   Set foot on two peaks over 6000 metres


The Everest region in Nepal homes over 300 mountains alone and is considered an arcadia for climber since the first successful expedition of Mount Everest(8849m/ 29032ft) back in 1953. Home to 3 of the 8000er (Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Cho Oyu) Everest region fascinates climbers from the across the globe with its enigmatic beauty. Alongside these gigantic massif that reach beyond 8000 metres lies various small peak that are equally alluring and appealing. 


Mera Peak (6,476m/ 21,246 feet) and Island Peak (6,189m/ 20,305 feet) are amongst the most famous climbing peaks in the Everest region considered to be the best beginner mountains for climbers all across the globe. Topographically, these two mountains reside on the same mountain range, the Mahalangur range, but are separated by a small mountain range within. These two peaks are technically easy and its elevation is just right for beginner climbers to introduce themselves into the higher elevation. In between these two peaks is sited the astounding Amphu Labtsa Pass (5845m/ 19176ft) which offers one of the best panoramic views of the mountains of Everest region.


Your trip to the peak of these two peaks begins from the Nepalese capital city of Kathmandu. You take a thrilling flight to Lukla(2845m / 9334ft), Tenzing-Hillary airport, which is famed for its exotic and minacious location amidst gigantic hills all across. In the days to follow, your trip follows through numerous small Sherpa settlements of : Paiya, Pankongma, Kothe, Thangnag, Khare, Seto Pokhari, Chhukung, Pangboche, Namche finally ending at Lukla. During this trip you’ll traverse through some of the most rugged and uninhabitable geographical locations. Everest region is home to the Sherpas, who are recognised all across the globe for their daring climbing abilities and they are the experts in the mountain climbing arena. Their culture and lifestyle is peculiar and is highly appraised by the western world. 


Mera Peak climb is considered pretty much straight forward as majority of the stretch of the climb is walking past glacier with ideal degree of inclination. You will certainly need to use your ice axe and crampons for the stretch. The stretch right below the summit is a bit of a steep ascent that traverse through snow dome which requires an ascender /jumar on a fixed rope for a smooth climb.


Island Peak ascent begins from the base camp with an immediate climb over a headwall. Your crampons and ice axe is necessary from the initial stretch of the climb. The overall stretch of the Island Peak climb until you reach the summit ridge is steeply inclined through deep snow and ice. Upon crossing the summit ridge, its a relatively comforting ascent to the summit of Island Peak


Mera Peak and Island Peak despite being cited as beginner mountains require a novice level of knowledge of climbing equipments and high altitude traversing. Our team here at Nepal Climbing Adventure company  are experts in mountaineering and assure you of best climbing experience. With our expertise in the climbing industry for more than a decade we are dedicated to creating a safe and memorable climbing experience for our clientele.



Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Our representative will be waiting for your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be transferred to the hotel. Leisure time for the rest of the day.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02: Fly to Lukla (2845m / 9635ft) & Trek to Paiya (2937m / 9333ft)

After early breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Lukla. We head east from Kathmandu and fly for 25 minutes before landing in Lukla. The flight to Lukla is scenic with northern gigantic mountains to your left and picturesque lush hills and terraced farm to your right. Lukla stands as the gateway to Everest and surrounding mountains. There are confectionary and gear shops all the way to the end of village. You trek for another 2 hrs to reach Paiya which will be your overnight stop.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 03: Paiya to Pangkongma (2950m / 99678 ft) via Col Khari La Pass ( 3081m / 10108 ft)

The trail from Paiya begins with a steep climb through dense Rhododendron forest until you cross the highest point of the trek Khari La Pass. From hereon the trail descends down along the foot trail. until we reach Pangkongma for the night.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04: Pangkongma to Ningsow (2863m / 9393 ft)

Our trek today traverses through Pangkongma Pass, located right above the Pangkongma village. After your arduous climb over the pass, you reach Ningsow river. Upon crossing the Ningsow river you’ll reach a small Sherpa settlement of Ningsow which will be your stopover for the night.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2800m / 9186 ft)

From Ningsow , you trek continues passing through Ramailo Dada which stands as an amazing vantage point offering astounding views of Mera Peak. The trail from this point onwards is comprehended under Manaslu Conservation Area. Watch out for sighting of the rare Red Panda along the trail from hereon. We reach Chhatra Khola in the evening for our stopover.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3678m / 12066 ft)

The trail today pierces through dense forest and rocky mountains. You will be bestowed with panoramic views of the Mahalangur Mountains all along. The second half of the days trek will ascent steeply through the Rhododendron forest until you reach Kothe.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07: Kothe to Thangnak (4700m / 15419 ft)

The trail today goes along the river basin of Hinku Khola. You cross various suspension bridge during the trek going across the river most of the time and crossing it back and forth. Out of nowhere a big valley surrounded by the mountains appear before you. This valley has been named as Hinku Valley. You ascend through the glacial valley and reach Thangnak for the night.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08: Acclimatisation in Thangnak

As now you are adapting to elevation above 4000 metres it is paramount for your body to acclimatize before your climb to Mera Peak begins. Thangnak is the final stopover that has a teahouse for your Mera Peak summit.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09: Thangnak to Khare (5000m / 16404 ft)

Its a short trek from Thangnak to Khare, which takes about anywhere from 4-5 hours. As we leave Thangnak, we head for Dig Kharka(4650m/ 15255 ft) and then walk through the lateral moraine of Dig glacier. One can easily reach Khare by lunch time. Khare stands as the final seasonal settlement that you will be staying at during Mera Peak Climbing.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Acclimatization in Khare

We let our body adapt to the elevating altitude before starting the summit push in Mera Peak Climbing. Khare is one of the best vantage point to gaze at the surrounding mountains. We prepare  for the start of the climb, make sure our gears are in order.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Ascend to Mera Peak High Camp (5780m / 18963 ft)

The stretch from Khare to Mera High Camp traverses through Mera Glacier which is filled with deep creases and narrow ridges. The stretch first ascends uphill and flattens out upon reaching the high camp.

Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Mera Peak Summit Day and Descend back to Kongma Dingma (4850m / 15912 ft)

Your mountain experts will accompany you on your climb to the summit of Mera Peak. We leave early in the morning for the summit push. The climb to the summit of Mera is relatively easy compared to other peaks of similar elevation. The mountain vista of Mahalangur range as viewed from Mera Peak is alluring and enigmatic. You can have a crystal clear sight of Mt.Everest, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse and other mountains from the summit.Return back to the High Camp after the summit and descend down to Kongma Dingma for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tented Camp / Tea Shop
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13: Buffer Day

Weather conditions during high altitude traverse is uncertain and we have set aside one buffer day to negate with any of such unforeseen events.

Accommodation: Tented Camp / Tea Shop
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14: Khare to Seto Pokhari / Honku Valley (5035m / 16519ft)

From Kongma Dingma, we head eastwards for our next endeavour, to the top of Island Peak. We make our way through numerous glacial valleys to the final stop of day Seto Pokhari in Honku Valley.

Accommodation: Tented Camp / Tea Shop
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15: Seto Pokhari / Honku Valley to Amphu Lapcha La Base Camp (5650m / 18563ft)

Begin your trek early in the morning from Seto Pokhari. We head for the famous Amphu Lapcha La Pass today from Honku Valley. You will pass through Panch Pokhari amid your journey to Amphu Lapcha La Pass. The trek to Amphu Lapcha La Base Camp is pretty straight forward through rugged and rocky landscape. Set your camp at the base camp.

Accommodation: Tented Camp / Tea Shop
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16: Pass through Amphu Lapcha La Pass (5845m / 19176 ft) to Chukkung Valley (5546m / 18195 ft)

Amphu Lapcha La Pass is one of the most favoured pass in the Everest region for the enigmatic views it bestows. It acts as a small rock wall between the two gigantic massif Mt. Lhotse(8516m) and Mt. Nuptse (7861m), neighbouring mountains to the Mt. Everest. Your mountain guides will fix the ropes in various necessary points along the climbing trail. The pass offers best view of Mt. Amadablam to the south and is best vantage point for other mountains too.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17: Chukkung to Island Peak Base Camp (5100m / 16732 ft)

The stretch from Chukkung to Island Peak Base Camp traverses through small galcial moraines and lakes formed below the gigantic mountains. Island Peak Base Camp is a slat valley where our camp will be set up for the following day’s climb.

Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 18: Island Peak Summit (6,189m / 20,305 feet) and back to Base Camp & Chhukung

We begin the climb with the sunrise and start the steep section of the Island Peak first. The trail is none like Mera Peak and is technically challenging. You must follow the advice of your guides every minute for successful attempt. The summit of Island peak bestows with picturesque views of the mighty Himalayas. And as they say “ Getting to the summit is half the work done”. The descent to the base camp is as challenging . We reach the base camp and further descend to Chukkung for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 19: Buffer Day

Weather conditions during high altitude traverse is uncertain and we have set aside one buffer day to negate with any of such unforeseen events.

Day 20: Chukkung to Pangboche(3955m / 13074 ft)

We start our descent from Chukkung towards Pangboche. On the way cross the suspension bridge over Imjatse river. Pangboche is stationed in a plateau like landscape and is among one of the famous Sherpa Villages.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 21: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar ( 3440m / 11286 ft)

We continue with our descent to the bustling Namche Bazaar  via Tengboche. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 22: Namche Bazaar to Lukla  (2865m / 9383 ft)

Descend to Lukla from Namche Bazaar. Lukla will be your final stop before your flight to Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Guesthouse
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 23: Fly to Kathmandu

Take a 25 minute early morning flight to Kathmandu. Our representative will transfer you to your hotel. Leisure time for the rest of the day.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meal: Breakfast

Day 24: Buffer Day

Weather conditions during high altitude traverse is uncertain and we have set aside one buffer day to negate with any of such unforeseen events.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meal: Breakfast

Day 25: International Departure

You will be driven to the airport by our representative at your departure time.

Meal: Breakfast

What is included?

  • All types of organizational requirements
  • All trekking and climbing paper works and permits
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Accommodation and meals during the whole of the expedition
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back
  • Government and local taxes
  • Reference notes to plan your trip
  • An experienced English speaking climbing guide, assistant climbing guide, Sherpa porters including their salary, insurance, food, lodging and all equipment
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Facilities of Email and satellite phones in base camp
  • Necessary oxygen bottles
  • Written and photo internet dispatches to send your progress to your family

What is not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee(bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation apart from the schedule due to any reasons
  • Lunch and evening meals in case of early return than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Charges of Email and satellite phones
  • Charge for extra Sherpa porter (if required)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for climbing guide and Sherpa


There are a number of things that you need to keep in mind if you ever plan for your vacation. Because you want to make the most out of your limited time, it is truly a hectic job for you to find a trustworthy and experienced traveling companion. With Nepal Climbing, you have your problem solved already as we are one of the leading Trekking and Mountaineering organizations in Nepal and have been providing first class service in several travelling packages across the country for many years.

We prioritize your satisfaction and safety

At Nepal Climbing Adventure, our ultimate objective is to arrange the programs for you to make the most out of your valuable time. We value your satisfaction, adventure, amusement and safety. Regardless of whether you are searching for stunning perspectives along the trekking trails in Himalayan mountain range or widely acclaimed, heavenly attractions with developed societies, our exposure and experience in travel business will help you ensure your requirements are met.

We have professional staffs and service

We trust that extraordinary staff lead awesome administration. That is the reason we are collaborated with experienced and eager individuals. We possess authorized and government certified guides who are very much furnished with broad learning of Nepali communities and traditions. They additionally have familiar English speaking abilities and hierarchical capacities to encourage all types trekking groups.

Responsible Tourism and social values

We are endeavoring to lessen the effect of tourism by guaranteeing our staff are very much aware of ecological issues. We are doing our best to create less waste as could be expected under the circumstances and make a point to reclaim non-compostable wastes. We outline our itineraries and work in the field guided by the standards of ecotourism and reasonable tourism. Moreover, all our staff have been given ecological preparing and are extremely aware to the eco-system we enter. Additionally, we are adhering to sustainable assets of energy. Our guides will share you the social values, culture and religious harmony for better understanding the groups you visit.

Customizable Service

Our promise is to provide you with the travelling packages customizable according to your demand fulfilling your budget criteria. So, we can facilitate a minimum of 2 individuals with a personalized service at a reasonable cost.

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Account Holder's Name:  Nepal Climbing Adventure Pvt. Ltd. 

Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Ltd.

Account Number: 01907449340018

Account Type: USD

Address: Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal


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Krishna Subedi (Chris Chhetri): +977 9851076791  (24/7, Call/Viber/Watsapp)

We recommend our guests have a valid insurance policy before undertaking an adventure in Nepal Himalaya. During treks and expeditions, the insurance should cover for expenses such as air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical care. As an adventure operator, we (NCA), are not permitted to arrange or sell insurance packages here in Nepal as per the Government of Nepal.

How hard is it to climb Mera Peak and Island Peak?


Mera and Island Peak are both considered trekking peaks for they elevate to an altitude lower than 6500 metres. Both of these peaks are suitable for novice climber looking to sharpen their technical know how in climbing. With our professional guidance, proper preparation and planning you can successfully summit both of these peaks. 


That being said, as the elevation reaches beyond 3500 metres, humans are prone to altitude sickness and these two peaks are no exceptions. The risk of altitude sickness during the climb persists but with proper acclimatization and food habits, you can bypass such risks. 


Mera Peak and Island Peak when compared, portray similar kind of technical grading. One needs to have a proper training in using their equipments and take the instructions from their mountain guides carefully. The trail to the summit of both of these peak follows through glacial moraines and deep crevasses making it paramount for climbers to navigate properly and in accordance with their mountain guides. 


The ridges and climb of both these peaks have been graded as ‘Hard’ based on alpine grade climbing but for Nepalese standards, these are beginner trekking peaks.


How long does it take to climb Mera Peak and Island Peak?


The time taken to climb Mera Peak and Island Peak can vary depending on a number of factors, such as your fitness level, experience, weather conditions, and the route you take. Here are some general estimates. An ideal itinerary as proposed by our company is a total of 25 days which includes 2 buffer days pertaining to issues such as weather factors, flight delays and other uncertainties and 3 days has been set aside for your acclimatization in order to adapt your body to the higher elevation.


Is Mera Peak harder than Island peak?


Most climbers consider Island Peak to be relatively challenging when compared with Mera Peak. Island Peak despite being lower in elevation than Mera Peak requires technical knowledge. The trail leading to the peak of Island Peak is arduous that traverses through narrow rocky ridges, broad glacial walks and crevasses while Mera Peak is a pretty straight forward climb from its base to the summit.


How much does it cost to climb Mera Peak and Island Peak?


The cost for Mera Peak and Island Peak climbing is based on multiple factors. The route you opt for on several factors such as the time of year, the number of climbers in the group, the level of support and services required, and the trekking company chosen defines how much the cost will fluctuate for Mera Peak Climbing and Island Peak Climbing. All in all, Mera Peak Climbing will cost you in the range of 3200 - 3800. 


Can a beginner climb Mera Peak and Island Peak?


Climbing Mera Peak and Island Peak require a certain level of fitness, experience, and technical skill, and are typically recommended for experienced trekkers with some mountaineering experience. While it's not impossible for a beginner to climb Mera Peak and Island Peak, it is important to be well-prepared and to have the appropriate training and equipment.

Before attempting to climb Mera Peak and Island Peak, it's important to have experience with high altitude trekking and basic mountaineering skills such as the use of crampons, ice axe, rope, and harness. It's also recommended to have some experience with climbing peaks in the 5,000-6,000 meter range before attempting Mera Peak and Island Peak.


Mera and Island Peak Permit Cost


Peak Climbing in Nepal is governed by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and Mera Peak and Island Peak climbing is no exception to this. There is a fixed permit cost associated with Mera and Island Peak:


For Foreigners


Mera Peak

Island Peak

Spring (March- May)



Autumn ( Sept- Nov)



Other Months




Apart from the above mentioned charges you are bound to pay for other various charges. Your route passes through Makalu Barun National Park which levies a cost : 


For SAARC Nationals: Rs.1500+ 13% VAT per person

For Foreign Nationals: Rs 3000 + 13% VAT per person


Also, you will be charged for your entry to Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry costing Rs.2000 per person.


When is the best to climb Mera Peak and Island Peak?


Nepal has 4 major weathers: Autumn, Spring, Winter and Summer. The best time for Mera and Island Peak climbing is during the Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) seasons, as the weather is generally stable and dry, and the temperatures are mild and pleasant. During the winter, the temperature drops below the extreme point and the trail is snow covered making climbing arduous. The summer brings in monsoon rain making the trail slippery and muddy, also, the visibility is obstructed by the monsoon cloud all over.

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