Introduction to Mera and Island Peak Climbing
Mera and Island Peak Climbing Package is a combination of these two peaks. Mera Peak (6,654 m) and Island Peak (6,189 m) are famous trekking peaks located in the Everest region of Nepal. It is a great achievement to cross a challenging high pass and reach the top of two magnificent peaks above 6,000 meters on the same trip.
Mera and Island Peak Climbing is a good combination of trekking and climbing in the Everest region which is a perfect experience for the adventure lover. The journey is categorized as difficult as it consists of two majestic peaks above 6,000 meters, a technically challenging pass, and seven consecutive nights at an altitude of over 5,000 meters.
From the top of the peak, you get a magnificent view of the mountains above 8000 meters such as Mount Everest (8,848 m), Mount Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Mount Lhotse (8,516 m), Mount Makalu (8,485 m), and Mount Cho Oyu (8,201 m).
Aside from the climbing period, the trekking portion takes you to remote mountain valleys. Trip offers the opportunity to explore the unique authentic Sherpa culture, traditions, religion, and lifestyle.
During Mera and Island Peak Climbing trip, you will also cross many suspension bridges, dense rhododendron forests, and beautiful ancient settlements with magnificent Himalayan views. Most of the people living in these areas are Buddhists where you can also see monasteries.
A Difficult Climbing Trip
Climbing two peaks on the same trip is relatively difficult compared to other trekking peaks. But with an experienced climbing guide and some of your effort, you can conquer the peaks. No special technical training is required but physical fitness, trekking experience, and climbing skills are required. The guide gives you basic pre-climbing training and short instructions before climbing.
Basic teahouses are available on the trekking route but tented camps must be arranged during the climbing period. We provide all the equipment you need for trekking and climbing or you can rent it. All team members must have insurance for any peak climb. And also must have a license registered under the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) with the climbing guide.
The best season for Mera and Island Peak Climbing is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Although winter is also a good season if you prepare well to face the cold weather. The mountain views are crystal clear in winter and there are fewer trekkers than in spring and autumn.
Check out our itinerary which covers all aspects of trekking and climbing. Let us know if our itinerary is not suitable for you, we will tailor it to your needs. Join us and make your trip the most unforgettable moment of your life by climbing two famous peaks in one trip to the Himalayan country of Nepal.
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Mera & Island Peak Climbing in 19 days, Cost, Itinerary, Climbing Distance
Fly Kathmandu to Lukla (45 minutes) and trek to Chutok (2,800 m) - 3 to 4 hours walk.
Chutok to Zatrabok (4,600 m) via Zatrawala Pass (4,704 m) - 6 to 7 hours walk.
Zatrabok to Kothe (3,600 m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Kothe to Tangnang (4,356 m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Trek to Khare (5,045 m) - 4 to 5 hours walk.
Acclimatization at Khare.
Khare to Mera La (5,415 m) and Base Camp (5,300 m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Base Camp to High Camp (5,800 m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Summit Mera Peak (6,461 m) and trek to Kongma Dingma (4,850 m) - 7 to 8 hours walk.
Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari (5,000 m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Seto Pokhara to Amphu Laptsa High Camp (5,400 m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Cross Amphu Laptsa (5,845 m) and trek to Imja Valley - 9 to 10 hours walk.
Imja Valley to Island Peak High Camp (5,600 m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Summit Island Peak (6,189 m) and trek to Chhukung Village - 9 to 10 hours walk.
Extra summit day
Chhukung Village to Namche (3,440 m) - 7 to 8 hours walk.
Namche to Lukla (2,800 m) - 7 to 8 hours walk.
Fly Lukla to Kathmandu – 45 minutes.
Frequently asked questions about this trip
Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.
They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.
I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime. Always wanted to visit and see the Himalayas and to have completed the trip with the most excellent hosts really made the trip come alive. Odyssey took care of everything and ensured that we experienced real Nepalese hospitality. We climbed up to 3700 meters, saw Ganesh Himal, experienced true excitement on the trek, ate superbly produced fresh food along the route..and above all met some amazing people. Thanks to Karma, Rinji, and our fantastic porters…without you guys it wouldn’t have happened!! All the best. Alex