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Island and Mera Peak Climbing

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Overview

Island Peak aka Imja Tse is a mountain situated in the Everest region. The peak of Imja Tse was named as Island Peak by Eric Shipton since it looked like an island in a sea of ice when viewed from Dingboche. Island peak is one of the most popular trekking peaks in the Khumbu region. Climbing the peak is an exciting experience for every trekkers and climbers. Scaling the Island peak also lays a foundation for climbers who would later wish to climb other higher peaks. The trip takes you to the world of mountains where you enjoy scenic view of world’s tallest mountains while exploring the tradition and culture of people living in the higher Himalayas.

Mera peak (6476m) is one of the most popular and highest trekking peak in Nepal. Situated in the Everest region and standing at an elevation of 6476 meters south of Mt. Everest, it is attracting increasing numbers of trekkers every year. Mera Peak offers an exciting trekking adventure while bestowing the scenic splendor of the beautiful snow capped mountains from its summit. It is dominated by mighty Everest and lies within isolated Hinku and Hongu valley. The view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Malaku etc from its peak is something that leaves your eyes wide open. The photogenic natural view from the peak is simply superb. Mera peak climbing adventure is most sought adventure for every passionate trekker after mountaineering in Nepal. This is an ideal adventure for both experienced trekkers and amateur climbers who seek to experience the blended expedition of both trekking and peak climbing. The first successful ascent of Mera peak was done my Col. Jimmy Rodgers and Sen Tenzing in the year 1953. A strong determination, zeal and enthusiasm along with physical fitness are the keys to successfully climbing the Mera Peak.

Our 27 days long expedition to Mera peak and Island peak starts with a guided city tour in Kathmandu and boarding a scenic flight over the Himalayas all the way to Lukla. Lukla is the village from where we start our trekking expedition. We will then Trek to Chutanga and Thangnak and gradually to Khare. From Khare we trek to Mera La base camp and then to High camp before summiting Mera peak. After the successfully summiting Mera peak we trek to Panch Pokhari and then passing Amphu Labtsa Pass we reach Chhukung. From Chhukung we trek to Island peak base camp and then to high pass before summiting Island peak. We retrace our trek back to Tengboche and then to Namche Bazaar. We trek to Lukla and eventually board a flight back to Kathmandu. We warp up our expedition and go home with all the beautiful memories we had during our expedition. Our 27-days expedition to Island peak and Mera peak offers not only superb trekking adventure but also we get to see many traditional and cultural side if the region. We will also get a great opportunity to encounter with Sherpa people living in the higher Himalayan region. The trek further allows you to explore traditional Sherpa villages, monasteries, varieties of floras and faunas etc. Our 27-days Island and Mera peak climbing expedition is designed in such a way that it provides ample time to acclimatize so as to successfully summit the peak while adding more excitement to the trip.

Highlights of Trips   
• Magnificent flight to Lukla from Kathmandu (Enjoy the view of Himalayan range from the flight)
• Step inside and experience the lifestyle and traditions of people living in the Himalayas (esp. Sherpa)
• Sightseeing tour of historical/cultural/spiritual monuments in Kathmandu
• Discover numerous Buddhist monasteries and other cultural monuments.
• Variety of floras and faunas to witness
• Visit to Tengboche Monastery situated at the height of 3860m
• Discover rich Buddhist and Tibetan culture and traditions
• Eye-popping view of world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest
• Ascend Island Peak and Mera Peak
• Fantastic Mountain views from the Top of island Peak and Mera Peak.
• Blended experience of both trekking and peak climbing
• Excellent camping experience.

Outline Itinerary (Day to Day Itinerary)
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek/climbing preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya (2730m) [3-4 Hours]
Day 04: Paiya to Pangkoma (2850m) [5-6 Hours]
Day 05: Pangkoma to Nigmsa/Shibuche (2745m) [4-5 Hours]
Day 06: Nigmsa to Chhatra Khola (3150m) [7-8 Hours]
Day 07: Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3600m) [6-7 Hours]
Day 08: Kothe to Thangnag (4350m) [3-4 Hours]
Day 09: Acclimatization & Hike to Charpate Himal Glacier
Day 10: Thangnag to Khare (5045m) [2-3 Hours]
Day 11: Khare to Mera Base Camp (3500m) [3-4 Hours]
Day 12: Mera Base Camp to High camp [4-5 Hours]
Day 13: Summit the Mera peak (6461m) and Back to Khare [8-9 Hours]
Day 14: Day reserved for contingency
Day 15: Descend into the Hongu valley (5000m)
Day 16: Ascend up the Hongu valley
Day 17: Camp below the Amphu Labtsa
Day 18: Trek to Amphu Labtsa Camp (5780m)
Day 19: Trek to Island base camp (5000m)
Day 20: Island base camp to Island High Camp [5600m)
Day 21: High Camp-Summit Island Peak-Base Camp-Chhukung
Day 22: Day reserved for contingency
Day 23: Chhukung to Namche Bazaar [8-9 Hours]
Day 24: Namche Bazaar to Lukla [6-8 hours]
Day 25: Lukla to Kathmandu [40 minutes flight]
Day 26: Leisure Day in Kathmandu
Day 27: Transfer to airport for your onward destination.

Departure dates:
Departure dates and the itinerary arrangements can be arranged as per your requirement. Please contact us for the arrangement of the departure dates. Breakfree Adventures allows you to plan your Island and Mera Peak Climbing as per your convenience.

 

Note : The above itinerary is prepared as per our standard trekking Plan. Please let us know if you would like to make changes in the itinerary plan. We can make a custom trek plan as per your convenience and requirement.

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Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
After your arrival at the airport in Kathmandu you will be greeted by one of our representatives who will later escort you to the hotel. After hotel check in you can decide whether you would like to have a relaxing rest at the hotel or hang around city depending upon the availability of time. O/N you stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek/climbing preparation
Today after breakfast we will set out for a guided city tour where you get to discover several historical and spiritual attractions of Kathmandu. You will be seeing the world heritage sites like historical Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of lord Pashupatinath, Buddhist pilgrimage Swoyambhunath (famous by the name of Monkey temple among tourists), Boudhanath Shrine and many more cultural and natural monuments. The Kathmandu City tour will more or less familiarize you with Nepalese urban lifestyle. Later we will have a discussion session where we discuss about our trek plan and climbing preparation. Our trek leader would be obliged to brief you about our expedition and answer your queries. O/N you stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya (2730m) [3-4 Hours]
After breakfast you will be escorted to the airport (Domestic Terminal) to board a flight to Lukla, a gateway for our trekking expedition. The scenic flight to Lukla is surely going to be a once in a lifetime experience for you. The air route to Lukla is one the most beautiful air route in the world. Guess what the airfield is at high evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 60 m eters! The 40 minutes flight above the majestic mountains will land you at Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla. Upon reaching Lukla we meet with our other crew members and prepare to trek to Paiya. We start our trek down from Lukla via forest all the way down to Surke. We continue our trek passing through many traditional villages, Jungles, and hills to reach Paiya. We can see number of peaks like Mt. Kongde Ri, Mt. Khatang, etc from Paiya. Overnight, we stay in a camp at Paiya.

Day 04: Paiya to Pangkoma (2850m) [5-6 Hours]
We have our breakfast in Paiya and set off to Pangkoma today. We take a take short descend until we reach a wooden bridge, we cross the bridge and follow the slippery trail to cross Kari La Hill. We need to be precarious because the slippery trail can create trouble during the trek. We walk through the narrow trail via forest filled with Bamboos, Pine and Rhododendron trees. We will have a magnificent view of Dudh Koshi River and Dudh Koshi Himal en route. We halt in some places to capture the scenic views in our cameras. Upon reaching the traditional village of Pangkoma

Day 05: Pangkoma to Nigmsa/Shibuche (2745m) [4-5 Hours]
We set off for Shibuche today. We descend down the rocky trail and pass through a forest, walking further we cross lot of Mani walls. We continue to trek through the hills and ridges to reach a village that offers a great view of south face Mera Peak (6064m) and Naulekh Peak. The trail takes few twist and turn and descends down steeply through the forest. We eventually reach Nigmsa where we camp for the night.

Day 06: Nigmsa to Chhatra Khola (3150m) [7-8 Hours]
Today we trek through narrow trail filled with rhododendron and bamboo trees. We pass in the course of landslides to reach a beautiful stream. We trek further via the forest and we may see some wildlife of Himalayan region in the forest. We then trek a little downwards through the forest reaching a nice stone cave in the back of the river. We fix our camp and stay overnight at Chhatra Khola.

Day 07: Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3600m) [6-7 Hours]
We will be trekking all the way to Kothe today. We start early in the morning after breakfast and reach a vantage point of the Hinku valley. We enjoy the mind blowing beauty of nature around us. We trek further through the forest filled with bamboo and pine enjoying the scenic view of Mera and Hinku valley at a distance. We may see some Himalayan wild animals like sloth bear, jungle cat, snow leopard etc during the trek. As we trek further we reach Tashing Dingma and further continuing by the ridge of the river in the Hinku valley, we reach Kothe. Overnight we stay in Kothe.

Day 08: Kothe to Thangnag (4350m) [3-4 Hours]
We trek along the ridge of the Hinku Khola and reach Gondishung. Gondishung is a summer herders’ settlement in the west back of Hinku Drangla. We then pass a 200 year old Lungsumba monastery were we find Mera peak scripted in rock showing the path to reach Mera. We pay our visit to Gompa and light some incense sticks if interested. A short walk from the monastery takes us to Thangnag. We can find some lodges and shops at Thangnag. Overnight, we stay in Thangnag at the camp.

Day 09: Acclimatization & Hike to Charpate Himal Glacier
Today is our first scheduled day for acclimatization. Trekking experts suggest us to walk for few hours instead of staying idle even during the rest day. We hike for approximately three hours all the way up to Charpate Himal Glacier. Charpate Himal is considered sacred by the Sherpa community and is worshipped by traditional Sherpas’ living in the Himalayas. The view of Mera peak (north) is superb from here and appears quite close. We then hike downwards and get back to the camp at Thangnag for the overnight stay.

Day 10: Thangnag to Khare (5045m) [2-3 Hours]
Today we trek to Mera Peak base camp at Khare. We trek via lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Khare. The trail offers a great view of Charpate Himal. The trail further ascends through the moraines and to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glacier. Hiking further we reach at Khare where we camp for the night. We can witness the beautiful north face of Mera peak from our Campsite.

Day 11: Khare to Mera Base Camp (3500m) [3-4 Hours]
We set off to the Base camp of Mera peak today. We walk through boulder strewn course to reach the base camp. It will take us approximately three hours to reach the base camp. Upon reaching the base camp we have our lunch and spend the day on training. Our guide with train you on ice climbing techniques, handling climbing gears and rope climbing. It is very beneficial for amateur climbers to take the training regarding peak climbing. We may choose to hang around the base camp later in the afternoon. Overnight, we stay at the base camp.

Day 12: Mera Base Camp to High camp [4-5 Hours]
We will be trekking to High camp today. We walk through Mera La to reach the high camp. Walking in the rocky trail for about two hours on the way to high camp is really challenging. The trail could be troublesome if it has recently snowed. We should be cautious while making our way through the slippery crevasses. Upon reaching the high camp we set up our camp for the overnight stay. We spend the day in rejoicing the breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Baruntse etc. The eye popping view from the High camp is really amazing and we cannot resist capturing the sceneries in our cameras.

Day 13: Summit the Mera peak (6461m) and Back to Khare [8-9 Hours]
Summiting the Mera peak is the ultimate goal of our entire expedition. Today is a big day for us as we would be ascending the Mera peak situated at an elevation of 6461m. You will be asked to wake up early around 2 AM and gear up for summiting the peak. The group will put on crampons and rope and set off for summiting the peak. Our guide will help you to fix the rope wherever necessary. It will take approximately 4-6 hours to reach the summit of Mera peak. The peak offers eye popping views of mountains rising above six thousand meters. We can see mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855m), Mt. Chamlang (7,319m), Mt. Baruntse (7 ,129m) Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812m) along with other beautiful Himalayas. We will spend some time in capturing the beautiful mountains in our cameras from the summit of Mera peak. We will then retrace our steps back to the high camp. We will later climb down to Khare for the overnight stay.

Day 14: Day reserved for contingency
We have reserved this day for contingency. Favorable weather plays a significant role in successfully climbing the Mera peak. There is no guarantee that the weather would be favorable in previous day for summiting the peak. For any reason if we couldn’t summit the peak on 13th day we would climb the peak today (i.e. on 14th day). Sometimes we many even have to postpone our climbing endeavor to next day if someone in the group falls sick or get some problem in acclimatization. If the trip goes as planned, we would not need this day.

Day 15: Descend into the Hongu valley (5000m)
From Mera La we descend into the Hongu Valley. We descend the trail that offers a finest view of Mt. Chamling, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Baruntse. We trek further and descend through the Hongu Khola under the west face of Chamlang. We reach a campsite by the white lake after another few hours of walk. Overnight we stay at the camp.

Day 16: Ascend up the Hongu valley
The trail later wends below Chamlang and ascends into the upper Hongu valley. Hongu valley is spectacular high altitude valley that offers the majestic views of the Himalayas. We will reach a campsite in front of some moraine hills. En route we get to witness the majestic views of Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Everest. Overnight, we stay at the campsite.

Day 17: Camp below the Amphu Labtsa
Today we trek for a couple of hours to reach a campsite below Amphu Labtsa. Our campsite below Amphu Labtsa is at an altitude of 5500m. Upon reaching the camp we will have a relaxed afternoon and our Sherpa team will prepare the route over the pass for the next days’ trekking. Overnight, we stay at the camp.

Day 18: Trek to Amphu Labtsa Camp (5780m)
Today we will be trekking to camp at Amphu Labtsa. This is going to be one of the most exciting as well as challenging day of our entire expedition. We will trek through the pass which is over the glacier is around stunning ice flutings and formations. The trek seems quite easy at the beginning but as we trek we pass through the difficult icy paths. The steeper sections of the trail lead up to the top of the ridge that offers a magnificent view of Island peak and Mt. Lhotse. Our guide will fix the rope to descend approximately 250m to the ground. We reach Amphu Labtsa by further descending a moraine ridge curving leftward on the side of the Imja Glacier. We fix our camp by the side of the Imja glacier for the overnight stay.

Day 19: Trek to Island base camp (5000m)
Today we will trek all the way to Island base camp today. After crossing the Amphu Labtsa we trek down to the base camp for the day’s rest. Upon reaching the base camp our guides will conduct the training session on peak climbing skills and using climbing gears like ice axe, climbing boot and crampons, harness, ascender, rope handling etc. Although it is not mandatory to take any training for Island peak climbing, it provides with basic techniques on gears handling and techniques that helps in successfully climbing the peak. Overnight, we stay at Island Peak Base Camp.

Day 20: Island base camp to Island High Camp [5600m)
Today we move to island Peak High Camp from its base camp. The path to high camp leads up beyond the base camp. We then ascend few meters towards the hillside. The path is quite sandy initially and later goes through the grassy path. We ascend the hill and reach the high camp of Island peak.

Day 21: High Camp-Summit Island Peak-Base Camp-Chhukung
Today we will be summiting the Island peak. We begin our climb early in the morning few hours after the midnight. We begin by climbing a rocky ditch. This is not difficult but still the short rocky steps may create some problem. We will then follow a ridgeline which leads to an exciting traverse through the snout of the summit glacier. We need the rope support to go up through the glacier as it contains several crevasses. Our guide will help you in fixing the ropes where ever necessary. A vertical snow hill leads us to the summit ridge. After summiting the peak we take pictures of scenic beauty from the peak and descend down to Chhukung for the overnight stay. We have all the reasons to celebrate the night today.

Day 22: Day reserved for contingency
We have reserved this day for contingency. Favorable weather plays a significant role in successfully climbing the Island peak. There is no guarantee that the weather would be favorable in previous day for summiting the peak. For any reason if we couldn’t summit the peak on 21st day we would climb the peak today (i.e. on 22nd day). Sometimes we many even have to postpone our climbing endeavor to next day if someone in the group falls sick or get some problem in acclimatization. If the trip goes as planned, we would not need this day.

Day 23: Chhukung to Namche Bazaar [8-9 Hours]
We gear up for a long day trekking today. We trek through Imja Khola to reach Pangboche village. We will also visit the famous monastery in Pangboche which is believed to be the oldest in the Khumbu region. We then descend down the trail via green landscape filled with pine forest. The trail further leads to an uphill climb to reach the village of Tengboche. We pay our visit to the Monastery and descend down to Dudh Koshi River. We climb the hillside and enter the Namche Bazaar. Overnight, we stay in Namche.

Day 24: Namche Bazaar to Lukla [6-8 hours]
We will be wrapping up our trekking expedition today. Leaving Namche Bazaar behind we descend down the rocky trail crossing suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river. As we walk the trail becomes more smooth and easy. We find the environment really warm and cozy compared to previous days of our expedition. We can feel the fresh air blowing from Himalayas that makes our expedition more energetic and vibrant. We pass through beautiful forest filled with Rhododendron, pine trees and different natural vegetations. We get to snap beautiful mountains and the panoramic views on our way. We will be pleased passing through Sherpa villages that offer a unique blend of Sherpa culture and tradition. Upon arrival at Lukla we conclude our long expedition and have a relaxing time with our friends and crew members. Overnight, we stay in Lukla.

Day 25: Lukla to Kathmandu [40 minutes flight]
We will wave our final goodbye to the beautiful mountains today. The flights from Lukla to Kathmandu are usually scheduled for the morning because the windy afternoon may cause difficulties flying the aircraft. The early morning scenic flight over the Himalayas drops us at the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport from where you will be escorted to the hotel. Today we have the whole day to relax at the hotel or hang around in the city for buying gifts to your near and dear ones. You will be joining a special farewell dinner in a cozy traditional Nepali restaurant hosted by Breakfree Adventures and its team. O/N at the Hotel.

Day 26: Leisure Day in Kathmandu
Today you have relaxing day in Kathmandu. You have all the day to hang around in the streets and bazaar of Kathmandu. You may spend time in buying gifts and mementos for your friends and family. If you are interested you may choose to have a guided city tour to explore Kathmandu and its vicinity. You will be joining a special farewell dinner in a cozy traditional Nepali restaurant hosted by Breakfree Adventures and its team in the evening. Overnight, at the hotel.
Day 27: Transfer to airport for your onward destination.
Your trip to the majestic country of Nepal comes to an end today! You will be escorted by one of the representatives of Breakfree Adventures to the international terminal of Kathmandu airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule. We exchange our last good-byes and now you will be leaving Nepal with all the good memories you had during the wonderful trekking adventure. We hope you had a lovely time with us. Breakfree Adventures would be obliged to be your travel partner during your next adventure in Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!

The price includes the following services:
• Airports pick up and transfer by private vehicle as per the itinerary
• Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast on twin/triple sharing basis
• Round trip flight fare from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
• Domestic airport tax
• Accommodation during the trek at guest houses/lodges on twin sharing basis
• Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with a cup of tea or coffee during the expedition
• A highly experienced and licensed guide approved by the government of Nepal and porters during the trek and their transportation, food, accommodation, salary, equipments and insurance coverage
• Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS)
• First Aid/Medical Kit
• Duffle Bag
• Welcome dinner with Nepali Cultural show
• Government taxes
• Service charge.
• Climbing gears

 

The price does not include following services:
• Any meals other than the breakfast in Kathmandu
• Monuments entrance fees
• Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise buy a travel insurance policy
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
• Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc)
• Tips for guides and porters.

Island Peak and Mera Peak Climbing Depature Dates 2013/2014

Start Date End Date Price Availability  

 

Private departures are available everyday upon your request.

Note:
AVAILABLE : You can book up to four places on this trip. Available and guaranteed.
GUARANTEED : This trip is guaranteed to depart as we have fulfilled the minimum numbers of travelers.
LIMITED : Immediate booking is recommended as the availability is limited in this departure.
JOIN : Join this offer as soon as possible before time runs out.
CLOSED : This trip is now full or unavailable on the specified date. Please contact us, if you are interested in travelling on this available date.
REQUEST : Due to some aspects of the trip we are unable to confirm the trip immediately. However, we will inform you about the status of your request within 2 business days.

Useful Information:
We will provide you with detailed information about the trekking, Climbing, trekking trail etc for simplifying your expedition. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information or have any queries we would be more than happy to provide you with all the information you are seeking from us.

When to go (Best Season to Travel)
Autumn (Mid September-Mid December) and spring (March-May) are the best season for the Island and Mera Peak Climbing. The weather during the season is sunny and warm during the day that offers you to enjoy the magnificent view of the Himalayan range whereas the nights are chilling and cold and can fall to freezing in the higher elevations. Winter (Dec, Jan and Feb) is also ideal for Island Peak Climbing but cold is something that bothers you. Trekking and peak climbing during summer will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a boon of a keen botanist. The trekking routes are always busy with trekkers during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed and crowded and you can have a great journey enjoying the scenic views.

Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is highly recommended for trekkers who plan their trekking in the Himalayas. Travel insurance is mandatory while going for trekking, hiking etc in Nepal. Please make sure that your insurance policy covers personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, loss of luggage, etc. We strongly recommend that your policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please check with your insurance company that adventure activities and trekking above 3000m are covered by your policy. You must carry proof of insurance (i.e. your insurance certificate) with you during your expedition.

Meals and Accommodation:
We will arrange three or four star hotel for your accommodation (Upgradable upon request) in Kathmandu. During the Island and Mera Peak Climbing we provide the best available guest house which is called Tea house/Lodge. Tea Houses are like hotels that serve with hot showers, western foods and private rooms (twin sharing). Some guest houses are ordinary guest house with shared washing and toilet facilities and comparatively cheap in price. We fix our camps most of the days during our expedition. If you are travelling in a group, you will share a room with one of the group member with same sex. If you wish to stay single in a room then you have to let us know in advance and some surcharges are applicable in such case. Please be noted that there are several guest houses that do not allow a single accommodation during the peak season so sharing the room with somebody becomes a compulsion. We will arrange your dinner and early breakfast in the guest house itself but the lunches will be arranged in some restaurants en route. Your stay at a local guest house helps you to be more familiar with local culture and traditions.

Breakfree Adventures is highly concerned about the standard of food and make sure that sufficient food is provided to our guest. You will be served with fresh and well coked food by cooking expert during the camp days. A special menu will be offered in the tea house so that you could choose the kind of food you like to eat. A cup of tea or coffee would be included in your meal menu. Our guide will always be there to assist you while choosing the food from the menu. The menu comes with comparatively high price due to the availability of food items and spices and extreme locations. Most of the tea houses serve you with delicious local cuisines along with international foods. You can get food items like biscuits, chocolates, cold drinks, soft drinks and seasonal fruits and veggies. Bottled water is always available in the tea house and restaurants or shops en route. You may ask your guide to fill the bottle with boiled water from the lodges and purify them with purification pills.

Fitness and Experience Required:
Our 27-days Island and Mera Peak Climbing is moderate trek suitable for passionate trekkers who have the ability to walk at least four to six hours a day. Some days you might even need to walk seven to eight hours. Walking in higher altitude is rather challenging and it requires a lot of physical caliber. A good physique, positive altitude, self confidence and strong determination are the keys to success to successfully accomplish the Island and Mera Peak Climbing. Island and Mera peak climbing does not require any prior climbing experience but knowledge about the climbing gears and equipments would be an advantage. Our guides will however train you on gear handling, rope climbing and ice climbing before climbing the Island and Mera peak. Prior preparation like walking or jogging few hours a day before starting your trek is beneficial and it simplifies your expedition. Past hiking experience would be an asset but not mandatory for Island and Mera Peak Climbing. Participants with chronic illness, physical disorder, heart, blood and respiratory disease are strongly advised to inform Breakfree Adventures before booking the trek. Consultation with a medical professional is highly recommended before starting your Island and Mera Peak Climbing expedition.

The Trekking Group:
For Island and Mera Peak Climbing we allocate one trekking and climbing leader, an assistant guide (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porters for carrying the luggage. We make sure that the trek expedition will still go ahead as planned if any of the group members falls sick. We operate the Island and Mera Peak Climbing for any group size but generally a largest group consists of twelve people. We also make customized group size as per your requirement.

Trekking Guides and Staff:
Trekking guides and staff plays a vital role in making a trek a successful one. We allocate trained, experienced, courteous and expert guide and crew members for every trekking endeavor. The staff and guide we deploy during the trekking have the utmost ability of operating your days in the mountains. The team will be lead by the best and professional guide from the industry. Our guide and are carefully selected on the basis of their experience, expertise, guiding skills and aptitude. We deploy the guides and crew member who are familiar with the local culture and community and geographical distribution. Trekking guides of Breakfree Adventures are trained with the following trainings so that to enhance their potentials on medical issues, biodiversity, environmental issues and English language proficiency.
• Intensive Wilderness First Aid - KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
• Trekking Guide Training - Nepal Government's Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management and Tourism Training Centre of Nepal
• Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
• English Language - KEEP(Kathmandu environment education project)
• Conservation and Biodiversity TAAN
• Rock, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association
Our trekking guides speak English (Some may have the potentials to speak other foreign language like French, Spanish etc) adequate enough for the smooth communication but please consider that English is not our mother tongue. Our guides and porters know the routes and trails and are well aware of local culture and traditions.

Acclimatization:
Breakfree Adventures’s 27-days Island and Mera Peak Climbing itinerary is planned with high degree of awareness about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Trekking in the higher altitude too fast might cause a medical condition serious enough to cause death. The level of oxygen fluctuates as the height increases. For example, at an altitude above 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Our body requires many days to adapt the less-oxygen environment so the itinerary should be planned accordingly. Our itinerary is planned in such a way that it provides sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible trek plan is therefore very crucial to minimize the risk of AMS. Breakfree Adventures highly advises specially the guests with known heart, blood or respiratory diseases to consult their medical professional before travelling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS. Our leaders are well trained to administer the AMS. Breakfree Adventures’s itineraries are designed to avert the risk of AMS as much as possible.

Safety and Security:
We do not compromise on safety and security of our guests. We highly prioritize safety and security measures during the trek. We have to understand that there are certain risks while travelling in higher altitude which you should consider before booking. Our trip operators constantly monitor their areas of operation and trekking trail and they would cancel or re-route a trip if they feel any destination is unsafe to travel.

Responsible Travel:
Breakfree Adventures is a leading trekking and travel agency with dedicated travel professionals who are always passionate to make your stay in Nepal a memorable one. Our team adopts social philosophies that highly value the responsibility for their clients, local people and the environment we work. We admire the natural environment and social, cultural and traditional aspect of this majestic country. We always opt to assist our guests in discovering the beauty and culture in the best possible way we can. Responsible travel tries to minimize the impact of tourism in the environment while opening employment opportunities and generating income for local communities. Breakfree Adventures is passionate about preserving environment and we keep a close watch to ensure the environmental protection. As a responsible tour guides in Nepal, we strive to maintain a symbiotic relationship with the local people and community through which we travel. While trekking to different destination, we choose environment friendly lodges that ensure high level of guest care. During the treks and other expeditions we follow a zero garbage policy (Pack in, Pack out) and leave nothing behind in the campsites and travel areas. We would appreciate your feedback and suggestions regarding the responsible travel.

Trip Facts

Trip Code: BANETE18
Trip Duration: 27 days
Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing Tour, Peak Climbing, scenic flight.
Max. Altitude: 6654m
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb (Moderate to Strenuous)
Best Season: Feb - May and Sept – Nov
Group Size: Minimum one
Daily walking: 5 - 7 hours each day
Transportation: Private vehicle as per itinerary, Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight
Accommodation: 3 star in Kathmandu and lodge/teahouse during the trek (Upgrade on request)
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
Trip Type: Lodge / Teahouse / Camping (Full camping on request)

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