Mera Island Peak Climbing is one of the rare high altitude Himalaya adventure follows the route of our classic Mera Island 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 clearly, we arrive at holy lakes at Panch pokhari. Then we lead rugged crossing of the technical Amphu Labsta 5,700 m 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 Thagnag 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 (5000 m /16,400ft) lying at remote area because of two ascent of 6000 m.
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.
Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Chutanga 3050 m 4 hours overnight at Lodge
Trek to Zatrwa La 4610 m, 6 hours overnight at Lama Lodge
Trek to Kote 4180 m, 6 hours overnight at Lama Lodge
Trek to Thangnak 4356 m, 6 hours overnight at Mera Guest House
Trek to Khare 4659 m, 5 hours overnight at Hotel Mountain View
Trek to Mera base camp 5400 m, 2 hours overnight at Tent Camp
We will climb to high camp 5650 m, 4 hours overnight at Tent Camp
On this day we will climb Mera center summit 6461 m and return back to the base camp which will take us about 7 to 8 hours. We will be spending the overnight at Tent Camp
Reserve Day if incase of bad weather to try next day for complete the Summit of Mera Peak
Trek to Chhamlangtso 4900 m, 6 hours overnight at Tent Camp
Trek to Panch Pokhari 5484 m, 6 hours overnight at Tent Camp
Trek to Amphu Laptsa Base Camp 5600 m ,7 hours overnight at Tent Camp
Trek via Amphu Laptsa Tso 5216 m after doing the Amphu Laptsa Pass (5,845 m) 8 to 9 hours overnight at Tent Camp
Trek to Island Peak Base camp 5080 m 5 to 6 hours overnight at Tent Camp
We will climb the Island Peak (6,189 m) summit and return back to the base camp which will take about 9 - 10 hours depending on the climbers speed overnight at Tent Camp
Trek to Dingbouche 4410 m , 6 hours overnight at Lodge
Trek back to Tengbouche Monastery 3860 m, 6 hours overnight at Lodge
Trek to Namche 3440 m, 5 ½ hours overnight at Lodge
Trek to Lukla 2840 m, 8 hours overnight at Lodge
Fly back to Kathmandu then direct transfer to Hotel on Bed & Breakfast
Departure to the airport for your final destination to return
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Tape Slings (2)
Screwgate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
Plastic Mountaineering Boots
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket *
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
Sleeping bag rated to -30 degree centigrade and below (depends on season)
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Swimming customs (for Kathmandu)