Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing Difficulty
The difficulty of any treks or climbs into the Himalayas varies depending on a number of variables. This strenuous trek takes place in the Everest region's rough terrain. You will go more than 5100m for nearly a week (approximately 5 days). You'll be climbing Island Peak (6476) and Mera Peak (6476m) (6189m). The Amphu Labsta pass (5700m), a challenging technical crossing, will also be present. In addition to staying in tea houses, you will set up the tent in the surrounding snow. The adventures at Mera Peak, Amphu Labsta, and Island Peak are all different.
In conclusion: It is a relatively hard trek so having previous climbing experience can be beneficial. For beginners, this trek can be very difficult. For this expedition, you need to be physically and mentally fit.
Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing Duration
The entire Mera peak and Island Peak Climbing via Amphu Labsta Pass takes an average of 25 days. This is the time frame that experts advise for the trek. This also involves the days of acclimatization. The days of your arrival and departure from Lukla are included in your total duration. This expedition can be completed in fewer days. However, traveling for fewer days increases the danger of high altitude sickness and physical and mental weariness.
For this journey, it is best to pick a minimum length of 25 days. The longer you take to acclimatize in high altitude the better your health will be.
Permits for Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing
Permits are required to cross the restricted and conservation areas. To complete this Expedition, you will require the following permits.
- Local (Everest Region) Area Permit
- Island Peak climbing permit
- Mera Peak climbing permit
All these permits can be obtained from Kathmandu. Your company will get it for you before the trek.
Distance for Mera and Island Peak Climbing via Amphu Labsta pass
The overall distance to the Mera Amphu Labsta Island Peak may vary depending on the route you take. This ascent typically covers a distance of 72 kilometers. For most of the walk, you will be trekking at heights exceeding 5000 meters.
Your body may suffer from the high altitudes and daily walks. To aid your body in adjusting to the altitude, make sure you have a sufficient number of acclimation days. Never rush; always go at your own pace.
Compared to walking at lower elevations, walking at these altitudes can be more demanding.
Accommodation during Mera and Island Peak Climbing
Your possibilities for lodging in Kathmandu are virtually endless. You have a selection of 3- to 4-star hotels, basic lodges, and even hostels. You will stay in simple lodges or tea houses after leaving Lukla. They offer the most basic amenities. You have the option of a single bedroom or a shared room. The rooms come with a bed, mattress, blanket, and pillow as a bare minimum. On the trails, the chances of using communal, shared restrooms are high. You will spend the night in tents between Mera Peak High Camp and Island Peak Base Camp.
Meals for Mera Amphu Labsta Island Peak Climbing
In Kathmandu, you have many options for food and drink, just like for accommodation.
Your options are more limited after Lukla. You can choose from things like dal-bhat-tarkari (lentils, steamed rice, seasonal vegetables). Additionally, you can choose among noodle dishes, dumplings, flatbreads, potatoes, and meats (fried, boiled, seasoned). You can choose from a variety of hot and cold flavored beverages, tea, and coffee. Do try regional food, such as fried bread, mushroom soup, and butter tea.
You'll eat the meals that our team carried during Mera and Island Peak climbing.
Expedition Team for Mera Amphu Labsta Island Peak Climbing
You'll be going on the Mera Amphu Labsta Island Peak trek with some team members. They can be a guide, assistant guides, a porter, a camp assistant, and more.
You will be provided with an experienced guide who will show you the finest routes, tea houses, and rest stops to take. Additionally, s/he can provide you with comprehensive details about the region's topography, flora, and animals. They actually speak the local language, and they are an excellent method to learn about the culture, traditions, and way of life in the area.
On the final push to the top, the assistant guide and the guide are also in charge of setting up the ladders and securing the ropes. For your trek above, you must hire a qualified mountain guide with experience. The gear and supplies required for the Mera Amphu Labsta Island Peak trek will be carried by porters. A porter may carry anything from 20 to 30 kg.
Climbing Safety for Mera Peak and Island Peak vis Amphu Labsta Pass
The safety, security, and satisfaction of our valued clients are guaranteed by Nepal Trek Adventure. For us, safety is of the greatest priority. We will be carrying all the gear, supplies, and first aid kits required for the hike. Our guides and leaders have a wide range of knowledge and are well-versed in first aid. Since health is so crucial, it is entirely up to the trekker to decide if he or she will continue if they become ill from the altitude. The rescue helicopter will always be prepared to fly you back from a greater elevation in an emergency. Every group will be together during the trek to ensure everyone's safety and prevent anyone from getting lost.
Packing lists for Mera Amphu Labsta Island Peak Climbing
15 feet of 6mm climber's accessory cord, or 5 meters.
Abseil belay device in Figure 8.
Arm-length rope and one large ascender the size of a mitten (the majority use giant Petzl).
2 locking carabiners, 1 large and 1 small
Four basic carabiners
Ice axe and lead
Crampons- must fit boots perfectly.The best crampons are made of steel and have anti-balling (anti-bot) plates.
Adjustable hiking poles (option).
Cotton t-shirt/ shirt
Full-sleeve trekking shirt
Medium-weight pullovers made of polar fleece (great layer)Tees made of cotton (for the warm days)
Full-zip trekking shirts
Medium-weight pullovers made of polar fleece (great layer)
Polar fleece jacket
A hooded jacket that is airy and waterproof
Warm hooded down jacket
Lightweight jacket with insulation for camp's cool days
Briefs made of cotton
Shorts for walking (for warm days)
Walking pants (for trekking and around camp)
Breathable thermal bottoms
Thermal bottoms of medium or expedition weight;
Polar fleece-lined pants
Warm down pants
Salopettes, bibs, or pants made of gore-tex. Full side zips and a waterproof/breathable material
Warm and thick hat
Balaclava and face mask
Wide-brimmed sun hat or a ball cap
Side shields for glacier sunglasses
Extra batteries and bulbs for the headlamp;
A scarf or bandana (protection against the wind, and dust)
Medium-weight wool or poly socks
Sock liners. Wool socks with a vapor barrier, polypropylene socks, or plastic bread bags
Wool or polymer lightweight trekking socks
Boots made of two plastics
For climbing in cold weather or throughout the winter, modern single waterproof leather climbing boots include added insulation. suitable for peaks that are 4000 meters (13,000 feet) high.
Boots made of sturdy leather that provide strong ankle support. The hike requires leather hiking footwear, not climbing boots.
Sanitary products for both genders
A sunblock (body, face, lips)
Cream, gel, or spray for repelling mosquitoes
A hand sanitizer
Little towel (easy-to-dry fabric)
Sleeping bag liner
Closed cell foam Kari-mats
1 medium rucksack
Waterproof rucksack cover
Small padlocks for duffle kit bags (for safety)
Lighter or matches
Compass or GPS
1 camera and film, or digital camera with extra cards and extra batteries(optional)
Above mentioned is the packing list for this Mera peak and Island peak climbing via Amphu Labtsa pass. You don’t have to worry much about the equipment as you will easily rent or buy them in Kathmandu and NTA’s representative will be there to help you. So no need to stress about it.
Additional Information for Mera Amphu Labsta Island Peak Climbing
In Kathmandu, you can buy or rent the equipment and materials you need for your journey. In Nepal, the cost of tools and supplies varies depending on their quality. In general, Kathmandu is more affordable for renting and buying.
Use waterproof packing bags, bin liners, or sizable plastic bags to keep your sleeping bags dry.
Always plan for one or two extra days. Just in case of weather delays, travel delays, or for visiting cities and towns.
This is a demanding climb or trek. You have to go at your own pace. Don't hurry and be patient.
Before beginning your actual adventure, be sure to check your doctor. Take any medication or safety measures that your doctor has advised.
Any medical issues you may have should be disclosed to your trek doctor and your guide.
Safety Measures for Mera and Island Peak climbing
A professional porter and guide should always be hired.
The trek requires constant hydration and acclimatization.
Book all of the dining and lodging options in advance.
Taking Diamox tablets can help prevent altitude sickness.
Slowly but steadily, move forward while walking.
Before beginning the hike, check the weather forecast.
Avoid drinking alcohol because it can make you feel nauseous at altitude.
Get a good travel insurance policy that includes coverage for elevations up to 4,000 meters.
Bring refreshments with you on the trek, such as protein bars, granola bars, chocolate bars, and Snickers.
Before starting the climb, train your body by doing some physical exercise like running jogging, etc 2 months prior.