Fact Information

25 Days
Extremely difficult
Hotel, Lodge &Tent
Peak Climbing
Tourist Bus / Jeep
BLD (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Max Person
Min Person
Maximum altitude Maximum altitude:- (6,461m/ 21,197ft).
Best season
September, November & May.

About Trip

If you're seeking a challenge beyond the typical trekking and climbing routes, consider taking on the ultimate adventure of Mera and Island Peak via the Aphulapcha pass. Push your limits and explore the unparalleled beauty of the Himalayas on this epic journey.

Mera and Island Climbing via Hinku Valley and Amphu Lapcha Pass (5,845 m) is the ultimate blend of trekking and climbing in the Himalayas of Nepal. Standing at an altitude of 6,476 meters, Mera Peak is renowned as the highest trekking peak in Nepal, while Island Peak is positioned at 6,189 meters. This expedition offers the opportunity to witness five of the highest mountain peaks in the world: Mount Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,463 m), and Mt Cho Oyu (8,201 m). The remote valleys along the trekking trail, such as Hinku Valley and Imja Tse, add even more value to this tour.

Although Mera Peak is higher than Island Peak, it is generally considered less challenging and easier to climb. Island Peak climbing requires more technical knowledge than Mera Peak climbing, as it has more crevasses despite being shorter. The perfect combination of Mera and Island peaks, known as the twin peaks of Nepal, with the added challenge of Amphu Lapcha Pass, makes for a satisfying expedition that will provide memories for a lifetime.

As this tour encompasses two exceptional peaks over 6,000 meters, it is not for the faint of heart. Moreover, Amphu Lapcha Pass is a technically challenging pass that requires persistence and good health. However, Mera and Island peak climbing via Amphu Lapcha Pass is an exceptional opportunity to witness the wilderness of the Himalayan region of Nepal, with green grasslands, snow-covered peaks, including the one and only Mount Everest, perennial rivers, deep gorges, stunning glaciers, exhilarating suspension bridges, and more. These all contribute to making this high-altitude tour an exceptional adventure opportunity. Therefore, nature lovers, trekking enthusiasts, and adventure seekers find this Mera and Island Peak expedition highly appealing.

This Mera and Island Climbing tour, brought to you by Himalayan Diamond Adventure, takes you into the heart of the Himalayas with as much flexibility as possible. The meals you will be served are fresh and healthy throughout the trip, and the tents that you will be accommodated in on some days of the tour are seasonal to ensure your safety. In addition to the snow-covered peaks and verdant forests, this tour also introduces you to the unique Buddhist and Sherpa culture of the local people living in the Himalayan region of Nepal.

Trip Highlights

•       Spectacular views of five of the world's highest mountains, including Mount Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,463 m), and Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m).

•      Trekking through the remote Hinku Valley and Imja Tse Valley, where you can experience the natural beauty of the region and witness the unique Sherpa culture.

•      The opportunity to climb two exceptional peaks over 6,000 meters, Mera Peak (6,476 m) and Island Peak (6,189 m), which are renowned for their stunning beauty and challenges.

•      The technical challenge of crossing the Amphu Lapcha Pass (5,845 m), which requirespersistence and good health, but offers unparalleled views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers.

•      The chance to witness the wilderness of the Himalayan region of Nepal, including snow-covered peaks, green grasslands, perennial rivers, deep gorges, stunning glaciers, and exhilarating suspension bridges.

•      Experience the thrill of camping at high altitudes, with seasonal tents provided by Himalayan Diamond Adventure to ensure your safety and comfort

Outlined Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in TIA of Kathmandu (1,350 meters), and transfer to hotel

Day 02: Preparation Day for Mera Peak climbing.

Day 03: Bus journey to Ramechhap airport and flight to Lukla trek starts to Paiya 2,730m (8,956 ft) 4hrs.

Day 04: Trek from Paiya to Panggom 2,846m (9,337 ft), 8hrs.

Day 05: Trek from Panggom to Ningsuwa 2,863m (9,393 ft), 6hrs.

Day 06: Trek from Ningsow to Chhatra Khola 2,800m (9,186 ft), 7hrs.

Day 07: Trek from Chhatra Khola to Kothe, 3,691m (12,109 ft), 8hrs.

Day 08: Trek from Kothe to Thangnag 4,350m (14,270 ft), 4hrs.

Day09: Acclimatization Day in Thangnag,

Day 10: Trek from Thangnag to Khare 4,950m (16,240 ft), 4hrs.

Day 11: Hike to Mera La 5,41500m, (17,765 ft) and back to Khare lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Khare to Mera High Camp 5,780m (18,958 ft), 6hrs

Day 13: Attempt Mera peak 6,461m (21,197 ft) and descend to Khongmadingma 4,950m (16,240 ft), 8hrs.

Day: 14 Contingency:

Day 15: Trek Khongmadingma to Seto Pokhari 5,200 m (17,060ft), 6hrs.

Day 16: Trek Seto pokhari to Amphu Lapcha La base camp 5,527m (18,133 ft), 6hrs.

Day 17: Cross Amphulapch La and drop to Imja Tsho 4,900 m (16,076 ft), 9 to 10hrs.

Day 18: Entirely rest day.

Day 19: Trek Imja-Tsho to Island base camp 4,970m (16,305ft), 3hrs.

Day 20: Attempt summit 6,189 meters (20,305 ft), descend to Chhukum 12hrs.

Day 21: Contingency day.

Day 22: Trek Chhukung to Tengboche 3,860m (12,664 ft),6hrs.

Day 23: Trek Tengboche to Namche 3,440 meters (11,286 ft).

Day 24: Trek Namche to Lukla 2,860 meters (9,383ft), 8hrs.

Day 25: Fly to Ramechhap airport and drive back to Kathmandu hotel 1,350m (4,429 ft).

Day 26: Kathmandu valley sightseeing.

Day 27: Finally, we drop you off.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in TIA of Kathmandu (1,350 meters), and transfer to hotel

When you fly to Kathmandu on a clear day, you will notice the shining Himalayas from the airplane. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, representatives from Himalayan Diamond Adventures will greet you with a fresh flower garland and a traditional Nepali greeting. They will then escort you to your hotel, which is a 15-20 minute drive from the airport, barring any traffic jams.

After checking in, you will have a short refreshment meeting. In the evening, the company will host a welcome dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant, complete with a cultural dance performance to celebrate the start of your trip. During the dinner, your guide will provide a brief overview of the schedule for the following day.

Accommodation: 3 to 5 Stars standard of hotel.

Transportation: Private tourist bus or car.

Meals: Welcome Dinner includes drinks.

Day 02: Climbing preparation day before leaving mountain.

The second day of the tour is focused on ensuring that we have all the necessary permits, documents, and trekking/climbing gear. In the morning, we will hold a short meeting to discuss the context and plan of the trekking. If you need any additional trekking gear, we can help you find authentic gear shops to purchase them from. We will also provide you with a trekking briefing to ensure that you are well-prepared for the journey.

Maximum elevation: 1,350m (4,429 ft).

Accommodation: 3 to 5 Stars Hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Paiya 2,730m (8,956 ft).

Get ready for the most thrilling and exciting flight of your life, as the Ramechhap to Lukla flight is known for its breathtaking views of the magnificent mountains in the eastern region of Nepal. Upon arrival in Lukla (2,860 meters), our trekking journey will officially begin.

Our destination for today is Paiya, located at an altitude of 2,730 meters. We will trek amidst a mixed forest of rhododendron and oak, taking in the beautiful panoramas along the way. We will walk downhill through Sherpa residences, cultivated lands, and cross several rivulets, such as Hadi Khola and Surke Khola, via suspension bridges. After 4 to 5 hours of continuous trekking, with some steep ascents and descents, we will arrive at Paiya where we will stay overnight.

Maximum elevation: 2,730m (8,956 ft).

Trekking duration: 5hrs, 570m descent, 440m ascent.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: L, D, B with hot drinks.

Day 04: Paiya to Panggom 2,846m (9,337 ft).

The trekking trail from Paiya to Panggom requires us to rise and drop through forests and cultivated lands. Leaving Paiya, we will climb a gentle uphill way via a narrow and slippery path, passing through silver pine, bamboo, and rhododendron forests. After about 2 hours of continuous uphill trekking, we will cross Kari La (3,145 meters) and then descend slightly to Kharte with stunning wide angles of valley views. There, we will stop at a tea house for hot lunch and refreshments.

Following lunch, we will continue our journey by descending a little before trekking uphill again to reach Panggom. This town is more hospitable and suitable for tourists, as it has hotels with modern-day facilities such as hot showers, Wi-Fi, and comfortable rooms. We will spend the night in Panggom and enjoy the amenities it has to offer.

Maximum elevation: 2,846m (9,337 ft):

Trekking duration:  5 to 6hrs, ascent 660m, descent 544m.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: B, L & D with hot drinks.

Day 05: Panggom to Ningsuwa 2,863m (9,393 ft).

Today we will begin our scenic trekking journey by walking gradually uphill. We will reach Panggoma La, which is at an altitude of 3,286 meters (10,781 ft), and then descend slightly to Sibuje Danda with panoramic scenic views. From Sibuje Hill, our trail will separate from the path to Chereme and continue to the forest camp corner. Finally, we will trek through a small jungle on a narrow but natural trail to reach Ningsuwa, which typically takes 4 to 5 hours. We will stay overnight in Ningsuwa.

Maximum elevation: 2,863m (9,393 ft)

Trekking duration: 4hrs, ascent 450m, descent 848m.

Accommodation: T-house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with hot drinks.

Day 06: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola 2,800m (9,186 ft).

Our destination today is Chhatra Khola, located at 2,800 meters. We will begin by ascending from Ningsow on a steep trail until we reach Ramailo Danda, which translates to "Viewing Hill" in English. This is a beautiful spot to enjoy the panoramic views of Salpa valley and Mera peak, take some pictures, and rest for a while. Then, we will trek uphill for a short distance through pine and rhododendron forests before steeply descending on the opposite side of Ramailo Danda. We will eventually come across a rivulet that marks the boundary of Makalu Barun National Park. The trekking trail can be difficult, but we may be able to spot some wild animals such as red pandas, deer, bears, and more. We will spend the night in Chhatra Khola.

Maximum elevation: 2,863m (9,393 ft)

Trekking duration: 4hrs, ascent 450m, descent 848m.

Accommodation: T-house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with hot drinks.

Day 07: Chhatra Khola to Kothe, 3,691m (12,109 ft).

To reach Kothe from Chhatra Khola, we head north on the main trail to Mera Peak, passing through bamboo and mixed pine forests. Initially, our trail ascends steeply under the bamboo forest before gradually ascending for a long time. After approximately an hour of jungle walk, we reach Thoktor, where plenty of tea houses are available for trekkers to take a break, have refreshments and enjoy a hot lunch before continuing to Kothe.

After lunch, we walk downhill gradually to the Hinku Khola river, passing through bamboo and pine forests. Finally, the trail slightly ascends to reach Kothe lodge, which takes approximately an hour for the average trekker. Kothe is situated on the bank of the Hinku River and is similar to a glacier debris area. Due to the presence of tea houses and other facilities, Kothe is a tourist-friendly place.

Maximum elevation: 3,691m(12,109 ft).

Trekking duration: 7-8 hours.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with hot drinks.

Day: 08 Kothe to Thangnag 4,350m (14,270 ft).

We will trek through the rocky debris along the Hunku Khola, shaded by the towering Mera Peak. At the start of our journey, we will be greeted by the stunning view of Kyaser peak. After about two hours of trekking over the moraines along the Hunku river, we will arrive at Gondishung, a summer herder's settlement on the west bank of Hunku Thangnag. This is a perfect spot for a refreshment break and a cup of tea. The trail from Gondishung will be comparatively easier, but the increasing altitude requires extra caution. Along the way, we will pass the 200-year-old Lungsum Gha Gompa, where we can see Mera Peak scripted in rock, along with its route to the summit. A short walk from here will bring us to Thangnag, a summer grazing area with basic lodges and shops. Thangnag resembles a glacier debris field of the Kyasar peak (Charpate Himal). We will spend the night at a lodge in Thangnag.

Maximum elevation: 4,350m (14,270 ft).

Trekking duration: 4-5hrs, ascent 660m.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with hot drinks.

Day: 09 Thangnag acclimatization day.

It is important to take a rest in the mountains after several days of rapid ascent. After breakfast, we will hike up below Kusum Khangaru peak, taking in the mesmerizing views of Mera, Kyaser peak, and more. After enjoying some beautiful views of the valley, we will return to our tea house for a hot lunch. In the afternoon, we will have some time for climbing practice. We will spend the night at a lodge in Thangnag.

Activities: Hiking and climbing practice.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with hot drinks.

Day 10: Thangnag to Khare 4,950m (16,240 ft).

We start the day with a delicious breakfast and follow the lateral moraine of Dig Glacier to Dig Kharka, which offers spectacular views of Charpate Himal. The trail climbs over the breathless Khare through moraines to the snout of the Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. It then climbs more steeply to Khare. During our trek we can view the Northern face of Mera Peak which will be an amazing experience. Overnight stay in a lodge in Khare.

Maximum elevation: 4,950m (16,240 ft).

Trekking duration: 3-4hrs, ascent 600m.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with hot drinks.

Day 11: Hike to Mera La 5,415m, (17,765 ft).

We start the day as soon as possible since we have a long day ahead. We will spend around 7 hours trekking to Mera La from Khare and back to the lodge to ensure proper acclimatization and altitude adjustment. After an early breakfast, we will pack our lunch and necessary water to get us through the day. We trek through the moraine, admiring the permanent snowfields and breathtaking mountain views. Firstly, we start our journey by ascending steep uphill above Khare village then climb gradually through the moraines. Finally, we will climb steep icy slopes with support of climbing gears to reach Mera La (5415 m). We then trek back down to return to the lodge.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with hot drinks.

Day: 12 Khare to Mera High Camp 5,780m (18,958 ft).

We trek for about 6 to 7 hours from Khare to arrive at Mera High Camp (5780 m). We follow a rocky trail, which can be hazardous if it has recently snowed, as there are a number of crevasses. We make our way to the top of the rock band, which is marked by a large rock cairn. Today we can enjoy climbing with excellent surrounding mountain views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, and Baruntse. Overnight stay at a safe tent in Mera High Camp.

Maximum elevation: 5,780m (18,958 ft).

Climbing duration: 6 - 7hrs, ascent 830m.

Accommodation: Tent.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with hot drinks.

Day: 13 Attempt Mera summit 6,461m (21,197 ft) Khongmadingma  4,950m (16,240 ft).

Day 13 is one of the most memorable and important days of this tour, as today we climb Mera Peak. We will wake up at around 01:00 AM for breakfast and then head out. It will be very cold at the beginning of the climb, but we will warm up as we continue ascending up the permanent snowfield and onto a peculiar snowfield. The first rays of the sun will hit the big peaks, bathing them in an amazing red glow. The route is still non-technical as we slowly climb higher into the ever-thinning air. The slope steepens for a section behind the ridge and the summit comes back into view.

At the foot of the final steep summit cone, we may attach to a fixed rope depending on the conditions. The summit is only a few meters away. From the summit, we will enjoy outstanding panoramas of the mighty mountains including Mt. Everest 8,848 meters (29,029 ft), Cho-Oyu 8,201 meters (26,906 ft), Lhotse 8,516 meters(27,939 ft), Makalu 8,464 meters (27,769 ft), Kanchenjunga 8,586 meters (28,169 ft), Nuptse 7,855 meters (25,771 ft), Chamlang 7,319 meters (24,012 ft), Baruntse 7,129 meters (23,389 ft), and other neighboring mountains. After taking a 360 degree view of the majestic mountains and snapping some pictures as memories, we will retrace our steps back to the high camp where we will rest for a while before descending to Kongma Dingma.

Maximum elevation: 4,850m (15,912 ft).

Climbing duration: 5-6hrs, ascent 681m.

Descending duration: 4-5hrs, descent 1,611m.

Accommodation: T-house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with hot drinks.

Day: 14 Contingency:

Today is a contingency day in case we fall behind schedule due to unfavorable weather or other circumstances that may impact our mountain climbing. If we are able to keep up with the planned itinerary, we will not need to use this extra day and will continue with our journey as scheduled

Day 15: Trek to Seto Pokhari via Hinku valley 5,200m (17,060 ft), 6hrs.

The day begins with a tiring uphill climb, but it provides a stunning backdrop of Mera Peak and the Khongma Dingma Valley. Today, we will have a more enjoyable day, despite the challenges of the high altitude. The landscape is exceptionally beautiful, with magnificent mountain views surrounding us throughout our journey to Seto Pokhari. The trail gradually rises and descends, offering a majestic view of Chamlang Himal and the Mera back view. We pass through meadows, rock boulders, and turquoise rivers along the way. At the end of the day, we cross a moraine debris before reaching Seto Pokhari, a milky-colored lake. There are some seasonal huts on the banks of the lake where we will stay.

Maximum elevation: 5,200m (17,060 ft).

Trekking duration: 6-7hrs, ascent 350m.

Accommodation: T-house.

Day 16: Amphu Lapcha La base camp [5,527m/18,133ft], 6hrs.

After a few minutes of trekking on a rugged trail, we finally reach Minbo La Pass track. As we take in the breathtaking views of the glacier lakes reflecting the surrounding mountains, we continue our journey towards our destination for the day, which is the Amphu Lapcha La base camp. Behind us, the spectacular Chamlang Himal stands tall, while in front of us, the vast Hinku glacier stretches out with views of Lhotse, Kali Himal, and Baruntse. It feels as though these mountains are welcoming us on our adventure. Despite the challenging terrain, the day's trek is well worth it for the never-before-seen views. We leave the Hinku lakes behind and make our way through the moraines of the massif, following the edge of the Hinku glacier towards the Amphu Lapcha base camp. It's a tough day, but the views are beyond our wildest expectations.

Maximum elevation: 5,527m (18,133 ft).

Trekking duration: 6-7hrs, ascent 327m.

Accommodation: T-house.

Day 17: Trek to Amphu Lapcha Pass 4,900m (16,076 ft), 9 to 10hrs.

Today, our trail leads us to the Everest valley. We start early to make our way to the famous and breathtaking Amphu Lapcha Pass, which stands at an altitude of 5,845 meters (19,176 ft) along a rocky and icy trail. The pass is notorious for its difficulty and challenges, including huge moraines, steep ice walls, loose rocks, and more. However, reaching the top of Amphu Lapcha offers exhilarating 360-degree aerial views of Chamlang, Makalu, Baruntse, and more. The pass also rewards us with awe-inspiring views of stunning glaciers, lakes, and peaks such as Lhotse, Everest, and Cho Oyu in the distance. After taking in these majestic mountain views, we make our way down a cliff with the help of attached ropes, and eventually arrive at Imja Tsho, where we will spend the night in our tent

Maximum elevation: 4,900m (16,076 ft).

Trekking duration: 8-9hrs, ascent 380m, descent 945m.

Accommodation: Tented camp.

Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with hot drinks.

Day 18: Entirely rest day/ Leisure Day.

Today, we are taking a day off to allow our muscles to recover and prepare for the next leg of our climbing journey. After days of strenuous trekking, we will take a break from the trail and relax at the camp for an entire day.

Day 19: We trek to Imja-Tse (Island) base camp 4,970m (16,305ft), 3hrs.

Today, we will trek a short distance to reach Island Peak Base Camp, which is located just beyond the Imja Tso Lake. It will take us roughly 2-3 hours to get there.

Maximum elevation: 4,970 meters (16,305 ft).

Trekking duration: 3hrs, ascent 240m.

Accommodation: Tented camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with hot drinks.

Day 20: Attempt summit 6,189m (20,305ft), back to Chhukung.

Today is our summit day for Island Peak, which stands at an elevation of 6,189 meters (20,305 ft). We are extremely excited to reach the summit. We will wake up at 1 AM for breakfast and final preparations before departing from the Island Peak Base Camp. After a short walk from the base camp, our trek begins with a climb up a rugged path. After approximately two hours of climbing, we will encounter rock slabs before reaching the crampon point.

Our route will then take us through permanent snowfields and crevasses, posing several challenging obstacles to navigate. We will continue onwards, ascending a slope with an incline of 75 to 85 degrees, as well as a sharp ridge. Throughout the climb, we will rely on a fixed-line rope for support. Upon reaching the summit, we will be rewarded with breathtaking 360-degree mountain views, including Lhotse, Lhotse Middle, Lhotse-Sar, Makalu, Barunche, Amphu Peak, Ama Dablam, and picturesque vistas of Dingboche, Tengboche, and Khumjung down the valley.

After a few minutes of celebrating our once-in-a-lifetime climbing experience, exchanging cheers, and capturing memorable photos on the summit, we will descend back to Chhukung via the Base Camp. This will conclude our remarkable climbing journey with beautiful memories.

Day 21: Contingency day.

Today is a reserve day in case the planned summit day of Island Peak (6,189 meters) is impacted by unfavorable weather. As there is no guarantee of good weather on our planned day 14, we are keeping a day off as a contingency plan to ensure that we can make up for any delays in our schedule.

Day 22: Trek to Tengboche monastery 3,860m, (12,664 ft).

Today, after a successful climb, we will trek down to the Tengboche Monastery. This journey is expected to take approximately 5 to 7 hours, and we will be hiking past Sherpa villages, mani walls, gompas, bridges, lodges, and a rhododendron forest. Throughout our descent, we will have the opportunity to admire the stunning views of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam, and immerse ourselves in the local culture by interacting with the Sherpas.

Maximum elevation 3,860 meters (12,664ft).

Trekking duration: 7hrs, descent 870m.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with hot drinks.

Day 23: Trek back to Namche 3,440 meters, (11,286 ft)

Today, we will retrace our steps back to Namche along the same trail. Throughout the trek, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent views once again. After approximately 4 hours of trekking, both uphill and downhill, we will arrive in Namche.

Day 24: Namche Bazaar - Lukla 2,860m (9,175 ft), 7-8 hrs.

Today, we will retrace our steps back to the starting point of our journey in Lukla. This will take approximately 8 hours of trekking, mostly consisting of a descent, with some gradual uphill sections along the way. We will pass by the confluence of the Dudh Koshi River and Bhote Koshi River and many vibrant Sherpa villages. Today, we will hold a dinner party to celebrate the successful completion of our trip.

Elevation: 2,860 meters, (9,383 ft).

Trekking hours: 8hrs, 960m descent, 250m ascent.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: B, L, D with hot drinks.

Day 25: Fly to Ramechhap airport and drive back to Kathmandu hotel 1,350 m, (4,429 ft) 7hrs.

After an unforgettable journey, we'll fly to Ramechhap and drive back to Kathmandu. To celebrate the trip, we'll have a farewell dinner in this evening at a Nepali cultural restaurant, complete with traditional dance

Day 26: Valley sightseeing.

We'll tour UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley, including Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, and Boudhanath. Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath are religious shrines revered by Hindus and Buddhists. Boudhanath also showcases the religious and cultural diversity of Nepal. Additionally, we'll visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, two royal palaces with historical significance and monuments. Return back to the hotel and overnight stay.

Transportation: Tourist Bus.

Permits: Entry Permits of Patan, Bhaktapur, and Kathmandu.

Accommodation: 3 Stars standard of hotel.

Meals: Farewell Dinner and Breakfast.

Day 27: Finally, departure.

We'll drop you off at Tribhuvan International airport and say goodbye as you head home

Note: - that the outlined itinerary is designed for those who prefer a full package service. However, we understand that preferences and time constraints may vary, so we offer the flexibility to customize the itinerary according to your needs. The selection of itineraries and staff will be based on your specific requirements and budget. Additionally, we have options available for partial visits to accommodate your preferences and financial situation.

Cost Details

1. Airport pickup and drop off by the private vehicle as per your itinerary.

2. 3 Overnight Hotel Moonlight in Kathmandu included breakfast.

3. KTM to Ramechhap airport and Ramechhap airport to KTM Hotel transportation by private Car.

4. Ramechhap/Lukla/Ramechhap flights fare included 15Kg luggage.

5. The menu on client’s choice, Three meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Fresh fruits), with (hot drinks, like tea, Coffee, Ginger lemon, Ginger lemon tea, Ginger lemon honey, hot chocolate, milk tea, milk coffee, hot water).

6. T- house accommodations during the trek, clean and comfortable. We provide room in Lukla with private western toilet.

7. Entry permits: Peak permit, Garbage deposited $500, Makalu Barun National Park fee, Sagarmatha National Park fee and Pasang Lhamu Municipality fee.

8. Climbing grouping gears, dynamic Ropes, static Ropes, Snow bar, Ice crew, Carabineers, Runners, Rock Pitons, Auxiliary cords (All necessary gears).

9. BC and HC services: Two-man sharing big North Face VE 24 tent, comfortable mat, dining hall, armchair, clean table with solar light.

10. Sufficient and tasty hygienically prepared food with a variety of drink.

11. Satellite Phone & Radio set for communication

12. We have available personal climbing gears, Harness, Helmet, Jumer, Crampon, Ice, boots, Figure 8 (Pay extra at a reasonable cost).

13. Transportations: - Private car pick up and drop off for domestic and international Airport.

14. One day valley sightseeing, Patan, Bhaktapur, and Ktm with city guide with transportation.

15. Guide: Myself.

16. One Strong and helpful porters between two members with proper equipment, Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters like Gore-Tex jacket /trousers, trekking shoes, woolen hat, woolen gloves, woolen socks, sunglasses, etc.

17. Nepalese staff’s insurance policy covered emergency rescue evacuation helicopter, Hospitalization, medical treatment and accidental.

18. Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).

19. Company's complimentary: Duffle bag, Map and company T-short.

20. Hot bag services.

21. Government taxes and official expenses.

22. Entry fee: UNESKO heritage sites.

23. Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Nepali cultured restaurant

❖ Personal insurance

❖ Personal trekking equipment and gears.

❖ Nepal entry visa fee.

❖ International airfare bill.

❖ Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the

❖ Meals while you stay in Kathmandu Hotel Lunch and Dinner.

❖ Your travel insurance policy should be covered rescue evacuation, medical treatment and accidental.

❖ Any entry fee for the temple or monastery.

❖ Donations or charity.

❖ Your personal expenses like; Hot shower, Laundry, Battery charging, telephone, WIFI, and shopping, etc.

❖ Alcoholic and non-alcoholic alcoholic hot and cold drinks.

❖ Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected

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What Essential Documents Do I Need To Bring With Me On Tour?

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Passport: If you're traveling to a foreign country, you'll need a valid passport. Make sure to check the expiration date and renew it if necessary.

Visa: Depending on your destination, you may need a visa to enter the country. Check with the embassy or consulate of the country you're visiting to see if you need a visa.

Travel itinerary: It's always a good idea to have a printed copy of your travel itinerary, including flight and hotel reservations, tour bookings, and any other important travel plans.

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Health documents: If you're traveling to a country with specific health requirements, such as a yellow fever vaccination, make sure to bring the necessary health documents.

Driver's license: If you plan on driving while on tour, make sure to bring your driver's license.

Credit cards and cash: Bring enough cash and credit cards to cover your expenses while on tour.

Emergency contact information: Write down the contact information for someone you trust in case of an emergency. This could include a family member, friend, or employer.

It's always a good idea to make copies of all your important documents and keep them in a safe place in case the originals get lost or stolen. Additionally, you may want to consider using a travel document organizer to keep all your important documents organized and easily accessible.

If you are traveling to Nepal, then here are some essential documents you will need to have with you in order to ensure a smooth and hassle-free trip.

What Essential Documents Do I Need To Bring With Me For The Adventure Trip?

❖ Valid passport with at least 6 months validity and at least 2 blank visa pages

❖ Travel insurance policy document

❖ Photocopies of your passport's personal information page

❖ One or more recent passport-sized photos with a white background (1.5 inch x 1.5 inch)

❖ Completed and signed Nepal visa application form

❖ Proof of accommodation in Nepal (such as a hotel reservation or address)

❖ Valid return flight or travel ticket

❖ Proof of sufficient financial means, such as recent bank statements

❖ Mastercard, Visa, and some cash in USD

❖ Proof of payment of the Nepal visa fee

❖ To obtain a visa for Nepal, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the travel date and you must present either a completed COVID-19 vaccination certificate with QR code or a valid PCR test negative result taken within 72 hours prior to boarding.

How to apply for an online tourist visa to Nepal?

Visit the official website of the Department of Immigration of Nepal at https://www.immigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa

1. Fill out the online application form with your personal information, including your name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, and intended travel dates.

2. Upload a recent passport-size photograph in JPEG or PNG format.

3. Pay the visa fee online using a credit card or debit card. The cost of the visa depends on the length of your stay in Nepal, but it typically ranges from $30 to $125.

4. Once you have submitted your application and payment, you will receive a confirmation email with a receipt and an application ID.

5. After your application has been processed, you will receive another email with a link to download your visa. You should print out the visa and carry it with you when you travel to Nepal. It's important to note that the online tourist visa is valid for multiple entries and is valid for 15, 30, or 90 days, depending on your length of stay. Also, be sure to apply for your visa well in advance of your travel date to allow time for processing.

What Type Of Insurance Should I Get?

It is essential for foreign travelers to secure insurance coverage while trekking or climbing in Nepal. Although trekking in Nepal is generally safe, travel insurance is compulsory for mountaineering activities in Nepal. The trip can pose physical challenges and hazards, particularly at high altitudes where altitude sickness is prevalent among trekkers and climbers, especially those who have not acclimatized properly. Physical injuries can also occur on mountain trails or during climbing activities, and in emergency situations, foreign trekkers or climbers may need to be rescued by helicopter and transported to hospitals in Kathmandu, which can be costly if the traveler does not have insurance coverage.

We strongly recommend purchasing a travel insurance package that covers high altitudes up to 6,000 meters, potential medical issues, natural disasters, personal accidents, emergency helicopter evacuation, loss or damage of personal belongings, and trip cancellations. The minimum recommended coverage amount is USD 100,000. There are many insurance companies that offer travel insurance services online. You should compare plans to find the one that best meets your needs.

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Weather Conditions & Temperature in Nepal

As Nepal's topography is divided into three geographical regions - Terai, Hills, and Mountains - each region experiences different temperatures during different seasons. Below is a tabular illustration of temperature changes throughout the different seasons in Nepal, which will allow you to better understand the changing weather conditions.

Seasons               Minimum temperature (approx) Maximum temperature (approx) Weather Condition

Spring                  4°C/ 39°F (Mountain)                    20°C/ 68°F (Mountain) Moderate with occasional rain

Summer               12°C/ 53°F (Mountain)                  25°C/ 77°F (Mountain) Extreme high with heavy rain

Autumn                3°C/ 37°F (Mountain)                   18°C/ 64°F (Mountain) Moderate

Winter                 10°C/ 50°F (Terai)                        -4°C/ 24°F (Mt.) 20°C/ 68°F (Terai) to 12°C/ 53°F (Mountain) Extreme low

What Is The Best Time To Trek In Nepal?

After a thorough analysis of all the seasons, it has been suggested that autumn is the best time of the year to trek in Nepal. The mild temperatures from September to November make the trekking experience more enjoyable. During this time of the year, trekking routes throughout the country are jam-packed with travelers from all around the world.

However, as mid-December is generally the holiday season in most countries, including the United States, there is a spike in the number of international tourists during early winter as well. Interestingly, to make the holiday season even more special, travel companies offer some of the best holiday destination packages during this time. So, be sure to take advantage of the best travel opportunities with the assistance of Himalayan Diamond Adventure.

Nonetheless, if you cannot make it in autumn, spring also allows for favorable conditions for trekking in Nepal. The warmer days and nights, lush plants and vegetation, and clear trekking trails during spring make the trek worthwhile. However, the downside is occasional rain and slightly higher temperatures in the lower elevations. All in all, after autumn, spring is the second-best time to trek in Nepal.

Best time to trek in Nepal:

Thousands of tourists visit Nepal every year to enjoy the picturesque nature and trek through the adventurous and diverse terrain. However, the best times to trek in Nepal are autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May). During these seasons, travelers are blessed with moderate temperatures and enjoyable weather conditions throughout the country.

As calm as it may seem, the challenging terrains of the Himalayas in Nepal can present trekkers with gruesome scenarios during harsh weather conditions. To avoid any unforeseen situations and to enjoy nature at its best, most trekkers prefer autumn for backpacking. However, it may not be the best time of the year to trek in Nepal for everyone. Some may prefer off-season trekking to avoid the crowds. Therefore, exploring the various seasons can help you choose a favorable time for trekking in Nepal based on your preferences.

Trekking Seasons in Nepal

Throughout the year, the landscape of Nepal experiences four seasons, each with its own uniqueness that brings significant changes to the natural environment. Below are some detailed insights into the four seasons in Nepal.

1. Spring Season (March-May)

Spring in Nepal lasts from March to May and is one of the preferred seasons for trekking throughout the country. During this time, the climate is moderate, with slightly higher temperatures reaching up to about 32°C (89°F) in the lower elevation regions and around 20°C (68°F) at higher altitudes. The sky is usually clear with mild days and occasional rain.

Spring brings a rejuvenation of nature. Flowers begin to blossom, trees become lusher with newly sprung leaves, and spring vegetation sprouts again. Likewise, the flora and fauna of the Himalayan terrain also resuscitate from the harsh winter. Overall, spring is considered a great time for trekking in Nepal due to the alluring freshness of nature.

2. Summer Season (June-August)

With the end of May, summer starts in Nepal and lasts from June to August, which is also the monsoon season in the country. During these months, the weather can be harsh, with scorching heat and heavy rain throughout the nation. The rising humidity and extreme hot weather conditions may restrict travelers from fully enjoying their trip.

Although the lower elevation regions experience harsh summers, the Himalayan terrains are not as brutal. In the mountain regions, temperatures can range from approximately 25°C to 12°C (77°F to 53°F). However, heavy rains can make trekking through rocky mountain terrain challenging, and the cloudy sky may obscure mountain views.

3. Autumn Season (September-November)

With the arrival of autumn from September to November, Nepal becomes a popular destination for trekking. During this season, the weather is usually pleasant with clear skies, moderate temperatures, and gentle sunshine throughout the day. However, early autumn may bring occasional light rainfall. As the season progresses into October and November, the monsoon season completely ends, and cooler weather conditions prevail.

Many people choose to trek to popular destinations such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, and Poon Hill during this season. Additionally, autumn is festival season in Nepal, and visitors can witness major celebrations such as Dashain and Tihar, which provide an opportunity to experience Nepali culture and traditions. Many travel packages are available for the best treks in Nepal during this season, and our travel experts can help you plan your trip to align with the festival season.

4. Winter Season (December-February)

Winter, which lasts from December to February, is the harshest season for trekking in Nepal. As the temperature drops in December, nights become chilly, and temperatures can reach around 9°C (48°F) during the day and below 0°C (32°F) during the night in higher altitudes. During peak winter, many high passes and trekking routes in the mountains are covered with dense fog and snow, increasing the risk of unexpected accidents.

Because of the risks of unpleasant trekking conditions, most travelers avoid trekking in the Himalayan terrains during the winter season. Additionally, most expeditions and mountain climbing, including trekking in the Everest region, also come to a halt during the harsh winter. Overall, it may not be the best time to trek due to the challenges presented by the weather conditions.