Mera and Island Peaks via Amphu Laptsa

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      Mera Peak (6470m) is the Nepal's highest permitted trekking peak,located in Makalu Barun National Park, rises to the south of Everest and dominates the cut- between the wild and heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Drangkas and is not truly speaking part of the Khumbu Himal. The small city of Lukla is the commence point of trek. It takes 8 days to reach Mera Peak Base Camp from Lukla. The trial goes through the pristine Rhododendron, oak, silver fir, birch and Jennifer’s forest. On the way you can see Mera Glacier and beautiful alpine lake. Beside this Mera Peak is famous for the nice and breathtaking view of different mountains. The summit of the peak is the best view point of the high mountain range. View of Mt. Everest (8848m) and Mt. Lhotse(8501 m) to the north , Mt. Cho-oyu ( 8201 m) , Mt. Manaslu( 8163 m)  and Mt. Amadamlam ( 6812 m) to the west, Mt. Kanchanjunga (8586 m) , Mt. Makalu ( 8463 m ) to the east.

From Mera Peak we heard into an even quieter valley, the Honku, where we experience true Himalayan wilderness. We spend a day crossing the high and tricky Amphu Laptsa before re-entering the Khumbu and the crowds of trekkers and climbers that go with it. We tackle Island Peak via the normal route, directly underneath the imposing south west face of Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world. After this we head back down the Khumbu, passing through numerous Sherpa settlements, including Dingboche, Tengboche and of course Namche. Before you know it you’ll be back to the hustle and bustle of busy Kathmandu, were a nice warm shower and your onward flight awaits!

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Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu.

Peak Promotion staff will receive you in TIA and transfer to hotel. Our guide will give you the detail brief about your Plan and check your equipment list.

Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Preparation day.

Sightseeing in cultural and historical sites around Kathmandu valley like; Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Patan Darbur Square. In the evening you can have shopping in Thamel (if necessary).

Day 3 Fly to Lukla (2800m) - Chhutenga (3474m)

Early in the morning flight to Lukla. It takes around half an hour flight to reach Tenzing and Hillary airport Lukla. Lukla is a small city in the lap of High Mountain. It is commence point of our trek. After having breakfast we start our trek to Chutanga. The trial goes straight from lukla up to 1 hour then slightly ascent up to Chutanga. We have to walk through the pristine of Rhododendron (National flower of Nepal) and pine. It takes around 3 hrs. From Lukla to Chutanga.

Day 4 Chutanga – Kharktang (3750m): 2 Hours

Continue walking through Rhododendron and Oak forest. The route is slightly ascent up to a small steam then we have to climb up around 1 and half hours to reach Kharktang.

Day 5 Chutanga – Kharktang (3750m): 2 Hours

Today our destination is Chhatra Thu. From Kharktang trail goes straight up about 1 and half hour up to Chhatrala. The view point of Chhatrala offers the nice and magnificent view of mt. Cho Oyu (8201m) and others. After walking half an hour straight then then trial descent around 1 hour up to Chhatra bhu.

Day 6 Chhatra Bhu – Kote (3600m): 5-6 hours

After having breakfast we have to walk straight around 1 hour on a rock way, on the way we can see the first view of Mera Peak. Then 2 hours descent in Oak and Jennifer forest.After having lunch in Thakthor then continue trek to kote. The trial goes up and down- up and down up to Kote.

Day 7 Khothey- Thagnak (4350m): 4 hours

Trial goes slightly up through the bank of Inkhu Khola. On the way nice view of Mt. charpate and Mera La. On the way we can see a Buddhist Gumba in the lap of big rock.

Day 8 Acclimatization day in Thagnak.

Today is our rest day. After having breakfast we start hike towards the Mt. Charpate (Holy Mountain), we can see the nice view and outstanding view of Mera North. After hiking around 3 hours we will come back to t Thagnak.

Day 9 Thagnak- Khare(4900m) : 3-4 hours

Today's the trial slightly goes up around half an hour up to Dig Kharka, which offers breathtaking view of Mt. Charpate. The route continues slightly up towards Khare. There is small Sherpa village which offers nice accommodation in Khare which situated in sloppy land surface.

Day 10 Khare- Mera Base Camp (5300m): 3-4 hours

Today we have quite short but tough trek. We have to climb up to Mera Glacier, and then we have to walk straight on ice around half an hour. On the way see the nice view of Mera peak. After descending around 100m we will be at Mera Base camp.

Day 11 Base Camp- High Camp (5800m): 3-4 hours

From Base camp we have to climb up towards High camp. The way was covered with ice. On the way we can see nice and spectacular view of Mt. Everest ( 8848m), Mt. Cho-Oyu ( 8201m), Mt. Lhotse(8416m), Mt.Kanchanjunga and many more. High Camp is situated in the base of big rock, where we can fell quite warm, which offers nice view of sunshine and sunset.

Day 12 High Camp- Summit (6654m) - Khongma Dingma

Today is most valuable day. We wake up around 1 a.m., prepare the all climbing gear. After breakfast we start to climb up. Slowly and gradually we continue climbing. If the weather is favorable, we will be at Mera central summit around 4-6 hours. Anyone can easily forget the tired when they were in summit. From the summit of Mera you can see the magnificent and breathtaking view of high mountain range like; Mt. Everest (8848m) and Mt. Lhotse(8501 m) to the north , Mt. Choyu ( 8201 m) and Mt. Amadamlam ( 6818 m) to the west, Mt. Kanchanjunga (8586 m) , Mt. Makalu ( 8463 m ) to the east, Mt Nuptse ( 7855m), Lobuche peak( 6145m) and many more. After spending around 25 minutes in summit then we start to descent down to High camp. Continue descending to Khongma Dingma.

Day 13 Trek to Seto Pokhari

Trek to Seto Pokhari

Day 14 Trek to Amphu Base Camp

Trek to Amphu Base Camp

Day 15 Cross Amphu Laptsa and camp at Imja glacier

Cross Amphu Laptsa and camp at Imja glacier

Day 16 Trek to Island Peak Base Camp

Trek to Island Peak Base Camp

Day 16 Summit (6189m)> Base Camp

We have to continuously walking through the glacier of snow. After reaching Summit of Island Peak we can see many mountains view and we can also see Lhotse (south face). Our trail goes downward to Base Camp.

Day 17 Dingboche (4410m)

The trail goes downward to Dingboche.

Day 19 Tengboche (3870m)

Our trek continuously goes back to Tengboche.

Day 20 Manjo (2810m)

We have to passes through pine and rhododendron forests to reach Manjo. On the way we also have to cross-river and also see Kusum Kangru peak

Day 21 Lukla (2800m)

Today is the last day of our trekking and it is the short easy trekking way. We have lunch in lodge, overnight stay in Lukla.

Day 22 Fly to Kathmandu

Fly back towards Kathmandu.

Day 23 Rest day in Kathmandu followed by farewell dinner

Today there will be walking tour around Kathmandu where you can do shopping your shopping and in evening there will be farewell dinner.

Day 24 Departure from Kathmandu

Departure from Kathmandu

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