Mera Peak (6,476m) and Island Peak (6,189m) via Amphu Laptsa Pass-26 Days

Mera peak and Island peak climbing and Amphu Labcha Pass trek, Mera peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal, standing at 6,476m from the sea level and is situated in an uninhabited and unspoiled part of Nepal to the south-east of Everest is one of the most popular “Trekking Peaks” among many peaks.

  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Group size: 02-08
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Trip Level: Strenuous
  •  Max Altitude: 6,476m
  •  Activities: Trekking and Climbing
  •   Transportation: Private Vehicle and Domestic flight

  Meals: BB plan in Kathmandu and All meals during the trek and expedition

  Accommodation: Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Teahouse basis accommodation during trekking, tented camp while climbing

Trip Introduction

Mera peak and Island peak climbing and Amphu Labcha Pass trek, Mera peak is the highest trekking peak in Nepal, standing at 6,476m from the sea level and is situated in an uninhabited and unspoiled part of Nepal to the south-east of Everest is one of the most popular “Trekking Peaks” among many peaks. From the trekker, the walk from Lukla through the Sherpa country of the remote Inkhu valley crossing the Zatrwa La, and after nine days trekking is an unforgettable experience, offering superb scenery, and abundant wildlife -including rumored sightings of the legendary Yeti. The steady climb to the north summit rewards our efforts with one of the finest viewpoints in Nepal, giving fantastic views of five 8,000m peaks, Everest and Lhotse to the north, Kanchanjunga and Makalu to the east, and Cho Oyu to the west, after mera peak successful climbing we continue a fascinating journey in the remote Honku Valley before crossing over Amphu Labcha Pass (5800m). Mera peak achievement exceptional high altitude climbing with Amphu Laptsa Pass requires mountaineering skills is prepared to offer the most brilliant mountain adventure life changing experience in Nepal Himalayas.

Island Peak also known as Imja tse is clearly seen as a pyramid of ice and rock peak in Nepal. The mountain itself is the extension of the South Ridge of Lhotse Shar separated by a small col. The ridge rising to the south from this point leads to the summit of Island Peak. Island Peak climbing in Nepal not only provides an enjoyable climb but also provides some of the most spectacular scenery of Himalayas in the Khumbu region. Seen from the summit the giant mountains, Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m) and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) make a semi circle in the north. The views of Makalu (8475m) in the east, Baruntse and Ama Dablam in the south add more charm for climbing Island Peak. The journey came to end at Lukla airstrip then we fly back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (1,400m). Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok /2,730m). Overnight at tea house lodge or tented camp.
Day 04: Paiya to Panggom (2,846m). Overnight at tea house lodge or tented camp.
Day 05: Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m). Overnight at tea house lodge or tented camp.
Day 06: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800m). Overnight at tea house lodge or tented camp.
Day 07: Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m). Overnight at tea house lodge or tented camp.
Day 08: Trek to Thangnak (4350m). Overnight at tea house lodge or tented camp.
Day 09: Trek to Khare (5,000m). Overnight at tea house lodge or tented camp.
Day 10: Acclimatization day in Khare (5,000m). Overnight at tea house lodge or tented camp.
Day 11: Trek to Mera Base Camp (5,416m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Climb to High camp (5,850m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Mera High camp to Mera Peak Summit (6,476m) to Kongme Dingma (4,800m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Reserve Day. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhara (5,035m) via Honku Valley. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 16: Seto Pokhari to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp through south (5,650m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 17: Amphu Labcha Base Camp to Island peak Base Camp (4,970m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 18: Pre climbing training and preparation day for the summit. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 19: High Camp to Island peak (6,189 m) & back to Base Camp (4,970 m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 20: Reserve Day. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 21: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,800m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 22: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 23: Namche Bazzar – Lukla: (2,800m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 24: Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 25: Free day in Kathmandu. Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 26: Final Departure to home country.

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Accommodation

We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and in tea-houses during the trek. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Utmost Adventure will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, tea-houses at some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. While trekking and climbing in remote area we will provide twin-shared basis tent, mattress and sleeping bag. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and in trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher altitude.

Meals

All meals will be provided during trekking (On demand, we can arrange only breakfast during the trek and trekkers can order lunch and dinner individually from the tea-house menu). In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available . There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination (while camping fresh food cooked by our cook, meal will be pure vegetarian & Non vegetarian as per your choice.). Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, limited continental meals and Indian cuisine are common choices in the menu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Mera peak and Island Peak climbing via Amphu Laptsa Pass trek is a moderate climbing and trekking. Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail and basic climbing skills will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing by jogging and exercising regularly at least for a month prior to the start. Climbing Mera and Island Peak should be relatively fine for those who have experience in climbing/trekking in high altitudes. Determination, good physical health, positive attitude and average physical fitness are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the climbing. Past climbing and hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skills are required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure before booking the trip.

Best Time to Travel

The best time for climbing Mera Peak is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip. Although this Climbing can be undertaken during summer but weather might not be suitable for everyone.

Day 01: Kathmandu (1,400m):

Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu (1,400m). After time to get refreshed, evening you will meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and after meal briefing about your trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 45m
  •  Altitude: 1,400m
  •   Meals: Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation:

Today, morning we will ready after your breakfast to head on for our relaxing guided day trip to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is place of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba), and can be seen the cremating body most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring surrounding area and visit Bouddhanath stupa an another pilgrimage centre which is most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise. After your lunch at Bouddha visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple covering wide range of area with highest point of Kathmandu valley and enjoy the 360 degrees of valley view. After exploring the surrounding areas visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old royal palace of Kathmandu and can be seen lot of temple, architectures and Kumari (living goddess) and walk in a freak street and late afternoon back to hotel and evening briefing about your trip, what is your responsibility, what to do and does not in the trek? Introduce with our fellow trekking staff and chances to ask remaining question and simply relax at the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 1,400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya / Chutok (2,730m):

Early morning after breakfast, we get transferred to domestic airport to fly to Lukla. After an adventurous 24 minutes flight above breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. We then head eastwards from Lukla. The trail crisscrosses through pristine hamlets and thick forest along Kalo Himal Ridge. We walk on a jungle trail, cross a bridge over the Handi Khola and reach Surke Village. From here we continue moving south and cross the Chutok La pass before reaching the small settlement of Paiyan, also known as Chutok. Overnight in Paiya.

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 2,730m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Paiya to Panggom (2,846m):

We descend for a while and reach a small bridge. From here the trail is slippery until we cross the Kari La pass. We walk through rhododendron and bamboo forests on a narrow mountain trail. On today’s trip we also get to be in awe of the Dudhkoshi Valley. We continue our trek to Panggom Village whose settlers are dependent on farming and trading. Overnight in Panggom.

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 2,846m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m):

We begin our trek after breakfast. After trekking out of Panggom, we cross the Panggom La pass. Then we ascend, walk on a steady path and turn north. We cross Peseng Kharka Khola first then after walking for sometime, reach Peeng Kharka Danda. We cross Ningsow Khola (stream) before reaching the Ningsow Village. Overnight in Ningsow.

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 2,863m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800m):

From Ningsow, we climb first then descend for a while and climb some more to reach Ramailo Danda. From here we get extraordinary views of Mera Peak and Salpa. After ascending and descending on our trail, we enter the Makalu Barun National Park. Our trail from here to Chhatra Khola is called Pasang Lhamu trail. On the way, if we are lucky, we might even come across the elusive Red Panda. Overnight in Chhatra Khola.

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 4
  •  Altitude: 2,800m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,690m):

After breakfast we walk towards the north on the main trail to Mera Peak. After walking on a trail next to the the Majang Khola, we merge with another trail which moves alongside the Hinku Khola. Our trail moves straight ahead towards Tashing Ongma which has seasonal tea shops. We continue our trek and cross the bridge over the Sanu Khola before reaching Kothe. Overnight in Kothe.

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 3,690m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Trek to Thangnak (4,350m):

As we head to the west bank of the Hinku Khola northwards, forest blurs in and valley zooms out. We spot meadows being used as grazing areas for goats, sheep and yaks in the Upper Hinku. After several ascents for 4-6 hours, we approach summer settlement of Tangnag as we cross a single-plank bridge at Gondishung. We halt for lunch at this spot. Lying in its vicinity is 200 year-old gompa resting beneath a massive boulder and a number of crude mani walls. Overnight in Thangnak.

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 4
  •  Altitude: 4,350m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: Trek to Khare (5,000m):

Approximately 3 hours walk through the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs through moraines and to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers and then climbs more steeply to our camping spot at Khare. The camping experience at Khare is something that would cherish us throughout our life. It is pleasure to view beautiful North face of Mera Peak from our campsite at Khare. Overnight at Khare. Overnight in Khare.

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 3
  •  Altitude: 5,000m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Acclimatization day in Khare (5,000m):

After breakfast we begin pre-climb training. Our professional climbing guide will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and harness, crampons, ascender. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not required to have prior training for Mera Peak Climbing, we believe that some training experience will increase your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience. We can spend rest of the day walking around or resting for the next days big climb. Overnight in Khare.

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 2
  •  Altitude: 5,000m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Trek to Mera Base Camp (5,416m):

Today after breakfast, We have to walk through steep route (about 260 meters) and it takes around 3-4 hours to reach Base Camp. Upon reaching there after a short rest accompanied with our lunch, we start ice climbing training with our climbing guide. However, as we will be taking the route to High Camp through Mera La the next day, we might opt to rest at our camp at Base camp today admiring the eye-catching views the area offers. Overnight at Tented camp.

  •  Accommodation: Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 4
  •  Altitude: 5,416m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Climb to High camp (5,850m):

We need to walk through rock-strewn area for about two hours to make our way to Mera High Camp. The trail can be hazardous if it has recently snowed as there are a number of crevasses here. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large cairn. We set up a high camp and from here the sunrise and sunset can be view along with the Mt. Everest Makalu, Cho Oyu, and south face of Lotshe, Nuptse, Chamlang and Baruntse are outstanding and seems like they are piercing the skyline. This evening we overnight in Mera High Camp. Overnight in High Camp.

  •  Accommodation: Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 2
  •  Altitude: 5,850m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Mera High camp to Mera Peak Summit (6,476m] to Kongme Dingma (4,800m):

Early in the morning at around 2am after breakfast, we advance towards the summit. The group puts on crampons and rope and set up for special journey to the summit. Approximately 6/7 hours walk will take you to the summit of Mount Mera. The view from the summit, can be seen the spectacular panorama including Mt. Everest (8,848m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516m), Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Nuptse (7,855m), Chamlang (7,319m), Baruntse (7 ,129m) Ama Dablam (6,812m) Kangtega (6,779m) and many peaks over six thousands meter. After achieving the summit, we retrace our steps down to high camp, where we rest for a while before descending to Kongma Dingma. Overnight in Kongma Dingma.

  •  Accommodation: Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 11
  •  Altitude: 6,476m / 4,800m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Reserve Day:

We have allocated an extra day as a spare day in case of problems with the weather or acclimatization. Overnight in Tented Camp.

  •  Accommodation: Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 00
  •  Altitude: 00
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhara (5,035m) via Honku Valley:

After a successful expedition to Mera peak, we walk today through the remote valley of the upper yak pastures of this. Throughout the route, we will enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayan valley. It is almost a shock to realize that the two majestic mountains we are heading straight towards are none other than Everest and Lhotse. Overnight in Seto Pokhari.

  •  Accommodation: Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 5,035m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: Seto Pokhari to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp through south (5,650m):

Trek through the remote parts of high altitude Himalayas to reach Amphu Laptsa base camp. This route is off the beaten trail, rarely we meet some other trekkers even in high touristic season. We steeply ascend just beyond White Lake, the first of a series of lakes that occupy the upper Honku Basin. Experience the wilderness of the Honku Valley. On the right is Chamlang (7,321m) with hanging glaciers on its South-West and North-West faces, the Honku Valley is true mountain wilderness. Overnight in Amphu Laptsa Base Camp.

  •  Accommodation: Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 5,650m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Amphu Labcha Base Camp to Island peak Base Camp (4,970m):

We cross the Amphu Labcha La pass (5,845m) then walk across the Amphu Labcha Glacier. Lhotse Shar Glacier and Imja Glacier are nearby. Our trail also half circles the Imja Tsho lake before walking on the main Island Peak Base Camp. Overnight in Base Camp.

  •  Accommodation: Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 4,970m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18: Pre climbing training and preparation day for the summit.

After breakfast we begin pre-climb training. Our professional climbing guide will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and harness, crampons, ascender. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not required to have prior training for Island Peak Climbing, we believe that some training experience will increase your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience. We can spend rest of the day walking around or resting for the next days big climb. Overnight at Tented camp.

  •  Accommodation: Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 3
  •  Altitude: 4,970m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19: High Camp to Island peak (6,189 m) & back to Base Camp (4,970 m):

Today is the big day you are looking for in the whole trip. We wake up around 1 am and take hot tea/coffee and breakfast. After short easy walk trail hit steep climb to the high camp. After the high camp we climb the rocky path then following snow path to the summit glacier. The guide fix a rope when and where it is required. While climbing through the rocky and glacier path fixed rope and man rope both will be used for safety. There are two newely formed crevasses where will be using ladders to cross them. After enjoying summit views and taking breathtaking pictures we descend to the base camp. Overnight at tented camp.

  •  Accommodation: Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 10
  •  Altitude: 6,189m / 4,970m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20: Reserve Day:

We have allocated an extra day as a spare day in case of problems with the weather or acclimatization. Overnight in Tented Camp.

  •  Accommodation: Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 00
  •  Altitude: 00
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 21: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche (3,800m):

We begin our descent to Pangboche after breakfast. We reach a sparse settlement Chhukung, Dingboche and cross a bridge over the Imja Khola. Our trail passes through beautiful villages, grasslands and cross several bridges before reaching Pangboche. There is an amazing view point a little further from our trail at Dingboche. Overnight in Pangboche.

  •  Accommodation: Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 3,800m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 22: Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m):

After breakfast we walk to Namche via Tengboche, we can visit the Tengboche Monastery. After we visit monastery in Tengboche trail follow steep descent and leads us back along the Dudh Kosi river. We keep a lookout for wild life such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colorful pheasants, etc., while we pass through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at of Namche Bazaar where we want to take a long last look back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

  •  Accommodation: Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 3,440m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 23: Namche Bazzar – Lukla: (2,800m):

This will be our last day on the trekking trails and it will be a long but rewarding day as we make a return down the DudhKosi valley. From this direction, the views will be entirely different. Eventually, we reach the large town of Lukla with airport where tomorrow we will have a flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Lukla Lodge.

  •  Accommodation: Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 2,800m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 24: Fly back to Kathmandu:

The flights to Kathmandu are usually scheduled for morning due to safety reasons. After reaching the capital city, we have the rest of the day off to past the time as we please. We could take a rest in our hotel room or shop for souvenirs for our loved ones. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 1
  •  Altitude: 1,400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 25: Free day in Kathmandu:

Free day in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 00
  •  Altitude: 1,400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 26: Final Departure to home country:

We really hope that you have enjoyed the trekking holiday in Nepal’s majestic hills with us. You have nothing more to do but ready and excited about going back home. Therefore, you can provide your free time for last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight; our personal representative will accompany you by private vehicle to the international airport for your final departure home.

  •  Accommodation: No
  •  Hours: 30m
  •  Altitude: 1,400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

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Service included in the cost:

  • Airport-Hotel-airport pick up & drop by private car/van/bus
  • Deluxe accommodation in 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included. (3 nights)
  • Kathmandu city Tours by professional tour guide and private car/van/bus
  • All your standard meals as per itinerary (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and Climb
  • All hot drinks as per itinerary such as tea, coffee (4 times a day) during the trek
  • Tea house basis accommodation during the trek and Tented camp while climbing
  • A local government license holder Trekking and Climbing Guide during the trek and climb
  • The required number of trekking staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all trekking staffs
  • Makalu Barun National park permit
  • TIMS
  • Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing Permit fees
  • General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc.Down Jacket and duffel/kit bag by Utmost Adventure Trekking
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu

Service not included in the cost:

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Multiple entry visa for US$ 40 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver. (Tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price includes section

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Utmost Adventure has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)

Personal Climbing gear:
Harness: A climbing harness should be lightweight and fully adjustable. Easy to put on and take off.
Ice axe: General mountaineering axe. Should be light and easy to use.
Crampons: It must fit boot perfectly and lighter is better.
Carabineers: Two large locking “pear” shaped 4 regular mountaineering carabineers
Prussik cord: You can use in many situation, carry couple more.
Ascenders: One left or right hand orientation, does not matter (Petzl)
Rappel device: Figure 8, ATC or similar. Very important to devices for descending.
Ascender / Jhumar: Must be comfortable to be use with gloves.
Helmet: It is very important to use while crossing areas through rock fall, ice cliff. Better light weight.
Walking pool: Adjustable types are the best, it will be very much helpful while walking through snow field or rocky trail.

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Toiletries
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items.

Head:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
T-shirts
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Underwear
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feets:
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get asunburn
Anti-mosquito cream;
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Earplugs
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.