Mera Island Peak climbing

Facts of the Trip

Duration: 22 Days

Highest access: 6461m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Khumbu Himal

Grade: Moderate/Adventure

Best season: Spring/Autumn

Culture: Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation: Flight/Private vehicle

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea House/Camping

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + Tea or Coffee

  • Mera Island Peak
  • Mera Island Peak itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Equipment’s

Mera Island peak climbing is one of the rare high altitude Himalaya adventure follows the route of our classic Mera Isaland Peak Climbing until the mountain summit.  After downward to the Mera-la, we move Eastward into the mountain wasteland of the Upper Hongu Valley. Trekking underneath the elevated embankment of Chamlang, with Lhotse and Everest can be clearl, we arrive at holy lakes at Panch pokhari. Then we lead rugged crossing of the technical Amphu Labsta (5,700m) then drop down into the Imja Valley, where set up our base camp beneath Island peak (6,189m).we will have two days to accent outstanding peak that located beyond the impressive south face of Lhotse. While passing along Everest trail by the way of the Capital of Sherpa’s Namche Bazaar then our trail will be complete at Lukla.

Mera Island Peak trail offers us prominent diversity of trekking; it is one of the Nepal’s excellent and most challenging mountain journeys with its spectacular scenery. Our first journeys will be walking between Lukla and Tagnag along the pleasant forest of rhododendron and pine, valleys of Upper Hinku and Hongu River. During on trail we should need an experienced and professional team of Sherpa porter and guide as well as well-equipped for the high altitude trekking. This trail consists of most of the best route including a precise trail in the snow preeminent over the Mera-La. Upper Hunku route is less used, underneath conditions are still relatively easy. This is the one of the strenuous trek that include up to seven continuous night over at 5000m(16,400ft) lying at remote area because of two  ascent of 6000m.

Mera Island Peak will be difficult when we ascent it through  the usual route on the north face part, whereas Mera is not technically strenuous peak that rarely steeper than 30 degrees excluding for the final ascent to the summit where we fixed lines are used to preserve this last 30 to 40 meters. A ski stick gives the best possible assistance in soft snow condition and a single walking axe is all that is necessary if condition become hard. It is taken as the one of the strenuous climbing trails because of its altitude and exhausting route. Our proven acclimatization program and our use of a high camp at 5,800m(19,028ft) will provides us best chance to arrive toward the summit. During our summit we will use ropes, splitting the group among the guides and the Sherpa’s.

 Mera Amphu Labtsa pass: is the most technical trail than the Mera Peak, it will requires to conquer chain of ice steps (protect by a fixed line) to reach at rocky crest, and from the top you will make an deep or a lower of around 35 meters 120 feet to reach fixed lines which are used to preserve the final descent of approximately 300 meters 1000 feet over 30-40 degree snow and rock to easier slopes.  Island Peak climbing lies at lower altitude than Mera Peak, whereas Mera Peak is more technically demanding and involves climbing up to 45 degree snow slopes and an exposed summit ridge.

Trip info:

Accommodations:

We give our first priority to our guest to serve them at superior level that is what making us today Himalayan Magic Treks. For the accommodation we have been providing star hotels in Katmandu and even normal guest house according to the guest demands and need. During the trek we provide standard Guest House with sound environment and hygienic food for the guest to make their trip happening and healthy.  Since, Dhaulagiri Circuit trek is camping trek we provide comfortable dining, kitchen, crew, restroom tents and sleeping materials like mattress, Sleeping bags etc. We provide twin tent for our guest.

Meals:

We get paradise of food especially in the cities areas especially in Kathmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the trek we get to eat from Continental and Nepali menu especially choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo. Mo, soup items, Potatoes items, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc.

Our Team:

Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, High altitude problems, Weather and other conditions; any of those situations is big enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Himalayan Magic Treks have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since long years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. They are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. All of our staffs have received emergency guidance in Himalaya’s and have knowledge of first Aid for our guest. We never compromise giving safety to our staffs, therefore we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they need especially to Porters, Kitchen member and other.

Field Staffs:

we are  very much concern about the comfort of our guest and whenever it is about the staffs in the field. When we are on trek trekking through challenging route we need proper number of workers like Guide, Porter, Assistance guide, Camping members and other staffs. We provide 1 assistance guide with every 4 - 9 guests and 2 assistance guide with 10 guests. We do need strong and portable Porters to carry our weights, We provide 1 porters for 2 guest depending on guest stuffs and we allow only 25 kg for porters. We have professional and expert Guide, Leader and City guide in the field and can speak proper English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demand.      

Equipment’s:

We believe equipment does matter to make your trip easy and comfortable. Caring excessive quantity of equipment doesn’t make your adventure more interesting but the drawback. So, we request you to carry only selected and needed one and save your extra expenses for other need in trek though we have our potential porters. Warm Clothes, Down Jacket, Trouser, T-shirt, Hiking Boot, Sunglasses, Sun cream, Knife, Walking Steak, day back pack, Head Light, Sleeping Bag etc. These are the equipment's which you most carry during the trek.

Clothing

Liner socks, Trekking shirts short sleeve, Thermal underwear, fleece sweaters lightweight, one heavier Easy drying long sleeved base layer shirts, woolen blends trekking socks, pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms

Outer layers

down vest, wind/rain proof over layer - jacket and pants, peak hat, headband, Warm winter hat, lightweight thermal layer hat, pair gloves, down jacket, Pair trekking boots, pair down booties Great for keeping feet warm in room and while sleeping and for in the lodge.

Pair flip flops (for late night bathroom runs)

Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern! From your beginning day (we will be there to pick you up with our staffs and identity) to departure date (airport drop services) we are always there to help you. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs; first aid kit, oxygen bag and Helicopter service for emergency rescue whenever trekkers get physical Loss or altitude sickness. We have focused more on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness too.

Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

Autumn (September - November) and Spring (March - May) is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer (June - August) and Winter (December - February). Though Summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around Mustang, Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest,  Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Experience & Fitness:

Trekking in Nepal for Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek does not require past experience, though we have challenging route in Everest compared to Annapurna our itinerary suggests to walk comfortable distances. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes, demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain their strength. We always have both listed properly in our itinerary. However certain training like Running, Skipping and other workout will definitely help you in roots. 

Acclimatization:

Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2,500m. However good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this we have life saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guest require.

Eco Friendly:

We only leave foot prints! Himalayan Magic Treks is very much concern agency on environment pollution and Global Warming. We are always serious and genuine towards our garbage during the trek especially in Camping type. We collect all the rubbish and deposit it to proper place to protect our environment. We also partake in every program conducted in KEEP Kathmandu Environmental Education Project. We also suggest all travelers to protect our environment and Stop Global Warming. 

Helping Hand:

Profit oriented is not only our priority! we have been helping some of ours very villagers from different corners of Nepal to sustain their social life and help them with education and required materials. We are always looking forward for interested candidates in this field to give helping hand to support and inspire them for their better beginning and good future. If you are interested please contact us:info@himalayanmagictreks.com

Note:

We have tailor-made program for Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. Days in the itinerary are always flexible, can be increased & decreased depending on your holiday and time schedule. Trekking around the Himalayan region goes through unexpected complication like natural and health challenges resulting chances in the itinerary for your security during the trek by our professional guides and leader to take you to final point safe and sound so, please cooperate with your guide for you protection.

Day 01
Arrival at Kathmandu (1,400m). Welcome Program by Himalayan Magic Treks member and direct transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Break plan.
Day 02
Flight from Kathmandu-Lukla, trek to Chutanga(3,050m) 4 hours and overnight at  Camp.
Day 03
Trek to Zatrwa La (4,610m) 6/7 hours and overnight at camp.
Day 04
Trek to Kote (4,180m). 6/7 hour and overnight at Camp.
Day 05
Trek to Thangnak (4,356m) 6/7 hour and overnight at camp.
Day 06
Trek to Khare (4,659m) 5/6 hours and overnight at Camp.
Day 07
 Trek to Mera base camp (5,400m) 5 hours and overnight at Camp.
Day 08
Climb to high camp (5,650m) 3/4 hours and overnight at  Camp.
Day 09
Climb to Mera center (6,461m) summit and back to Base camp 7/9 hours and overnight at same Camp Today is challenging day due to summit.
Day 10
Spare day.
Day 11
Trek to Chhamlangtso (4,900m). 6 hours and overnight at Camp.
Day 12
Trek to Panchpokhari (5,484m) 6 hours and overnight at Camp.
Day 13
Trek to Amphu laptsa base camp (5,600m). 7 hours & overnight  at Camp.
Day 14
Trek to Amphu Laptsa Tso (5,216m) after doing Amphu Laptsa pass (5,845m) 8-9 hours this is the hardest day in this trek. Camp.
Day 15
Trek to Island Peak base camp (5,080m) 5-6 hours and camp and preparations for climbing Island peak. Camp.
Day 16
Climb to Island Peak (6,189m) summit and back to base camp 9 - 11 hours depending on the climbers speed and overnight camp.
Day 17
Trek to Dingbouche (4,410m). 6 - 7 hours and overnight at camp.
Day 18
Trek to Tengbouche monastery (,860m) 5 - 6 hours and overnight at camp.
Day 19
Trek to Namche (3,440m) 4 - 5 hours and overnight at camp.
Day 20
Trek to Lukla (2,840m) 7/8 hours.
Day 21
Fly back to Kathmandu and Hotel & Evening farewell dinner.
Day 22
Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

The Trip cost will be vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact Us via Our email info@himalayanmagictreks.com with your Details to Obtain a Quote.

Cost includes:

  • Airport Picks up & drops by private Vehicles
  • Flight fare Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu(Guest+Guide) including all airport tax.
  • 2 nights accommodation  star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Climbing permit
  • National Park entry Permit
  • All land transportation
  • All accommodation in Tea houses and tented camps as per the itinerary
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trip
  • Experienced and qualified trekking guide, cook, sherpas (assistance guide) staff and porters services
  • Transportation, meals, accommodation, allowance, equipment and insurance for all the staff including climbing guide
  • Trekking camping equipment (tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, all kitchen gear/utensils if necessary
  • Duffle Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  • Fixed rope for climbing
  • Garbage deposit fees
  • All the official paper work and all applicable government taxes
  • Airport transfer
  • Company T-shirt as Souvenir.
  • Tour Certificate
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant

Cost excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Client’s insurance
  • Expenses other than mentioned in inclusion section above
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.
  •  Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Thief or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips
Member personal equipment’s

S/No Particular Qty
(1) Down suits (dangri) 1
(2) Summit shoe 1
(3) Walking shoe 1
(4) Crampon 1
(5) Summit Glove (Mitten) 1
(6) Normal gloves 2
(7) Summit Snow goggles 1
(8) Glacier glasses 1
(9) Ice axe 1
(10) Harness 1
(11) jumer 1
(12) Carabiners (normal) 3
(13) Sleeping bag (-40C) 1
(14) Down filled Mattress 1
(15) Summit socks 2
(16) Normal socks 3
(17) Climbing bag (40 ltr) 1
(18) Helmet 1
(19) Down jacket 1
(20) Down trouser 1
(21) 8 finger / descender 1
(22) Headlamp (Icon or Spot) 1
(23) Gore-tex jacket 1
(24) Gore-tex trouser 1
(25) Fleece jacket 1
(26) Fleece trouser 1
(27) Fleece liner gloves 3
(28) Screw Gate Carabiner 1
(29) Balaclava (windstopper) 1
(30) Thermos bottle 1
(31) Base layer (woolen) 2 (set)
(32) Water bottle normal 1

Climbing Gears

S/No Particular
(1) Ice crews
(2) Fix rope
(3) snow bars
(4) EPI gas
(5) Rock piton
(6) Carabiners (normal)
(7) High tent
(8) Summit rope
(9) Cooking pot
(10) Snow shovel
(12) Ice hammer / adge (set)
(13) Member high food
(14) Oxygen
(15) Mask & regulator
(16) Quick Draws

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Trekking ''Rain shadow''

Trekking‘’Rain shadow ‘’

We have had a wonderful trekking experience in lower Mustang. We can warmly recommend the trip arranged by Nabin the owner of Himalayan magic treks.  At First Nabin picked us up from Airport with beautiful marigold flowers with warm welcome, it makes me impressed and He speak with lovely smile all the time and explain all the program correctly just in front of us and Guide to be clear our trip agreement during our staying in Nepal and he choose excellent Hotel in center of Thamel and actually we have few extra nights Hotel before leaving our Home Denmark but we felt his choice Hotel is suite and well comfortable and we keep continue stay few more days.  We enjoyed the best services from our excellent guide Kanchha and our porter Raj, who were always concerned with our needs and wishes.

Even though we trekked in the monsoon season we only had heavy rain one half of the trekking days.Sometimes on the trekking paths is was a bit cloudy, which gave the opportunity to experience the forest as an enhanced forest like in the fantasy movies (such as Harry Potter and Lord Of The Rings) when the weather cleared the most amazing views were visible with snow-covered mountains, desserts, rivers and the wild life. All in all a wonderful trekking experience. We are very happy with all professional Team of HMT and strongly recommend this Company to take their services and punctual time for those programs. We can’t Thanks enough for Nabin and his Team
email:bjornlyngbirk@gmail.com

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The Best Trekking Company in Nepal

#1 Company in Nepal After few emails with Nabin, owner of Himalayan Magic Treks . We finally booked our trip with Himalayan Magic Treks before coming to Nepal and the process was faultless from the very beginning. We tailored a trek that suited us and our dates. We went to Poon Hill and ABC in 9 days program. Which is made by Nabin and his suggestion was absolutely perfect for us. We are very lucky to got contact this company from internet and Nabin answered promptly so it makes me 100 % trust this Company with his details information.   
The tea houses we stayed in looked better than some of the other accommodation available.The guide and porters spoke excellent English and were very easy to speak with. They were keen to learn more and were very knowledgeable on the route and answered all of our questions. Their good humour allowed a sufficient amount of banter between our group which made it very enjoyable. They were always offering to help with any problems. In contrast, other guides and groups from other companies looked far worse. Magic Treks' were far better kitted out and professional than all the other guides and porters we saw. A level of professionalism that made us feel more at ease.
Going in wet season we had expected poor weather but were very lucky and got amazing views of at ABC despite not having been to Poon Hill because of poor weather.

Overall, Himalayan Magic Treks were professional and reasonable in price. If/when I return to Nepal I would only consider using them. A brilliant company and one sure to make your trip to Nepal amazing

email:dg14071.2014@my.bristol.ac.uk

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First Mountain Experiences

‘I'm a 25 year old Korean-Canadian and I got into contact with Nabin 5 months before my arrival at Nepal in 2014 after hearing some good references from other foreigners. I got in contact with him early to get some ideas about trekking to ABC early 2015. He was very quick but detailed in his responses.

I had actually contacted several other guides and trekking companies, but in the end I decided to go with Nabin and his guide-porter because of not only their fast replies but also a sense of flexibility I got from them when it came to making decisions. They were very accommodating to the decisions I made, even about the little details. I highly recommend Nabin and his agency because of the hospitality, care, and quick emergency responses I received from them when I needed medical help. I think this is the most important factor when choosing a guide for your trekking experience.

We are hiring guides not just for sightseeing info during the trekking experience but in case we need to deal with emergency situations. Nabin and Krishna dealt my health problem really well and even continuously followed up with me throughout my stay at Nepal. This was not part of their job description when I hired them, and I truly appreciate their care and attention. I am planning to attempt an ABC trek again in two years after I train more. I'll be asking Nabin and Krishna again for their guidance and I hope my review of them will be helpful to you in deciding your guide for your trekking experience.

Jenny