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Everest Base Camp &Mera/Island Peak


Posted by Tivida on Aug 6, 2013
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Date: On Oct 15, 2013
Location: Nepal
City or Place: Nepal
Skill Level: Intermediate
Categories: Hiking, Mountaineering
Partner Status: Need Partners


Hi all,

I'm off to Everest Base Camp in Nepal on October 11, stopping in Dubai for a weekend before hitting Kathmandu with the intention of starting the trek on October 16th, which allows us two days to get fully organised in Kathmandu.

I'm travelling with three friends who are all doing the trek. I expect it to take 14 days and my intention is to approach Everest Base Camp via the sacred lakes of Goyko and over the Cho La pass. I've been to Everest before in 2009 so am familiar with the area. However we may hire a guide to traverse the Cho La as there are several valleys to get lost in.

After the trek my three friends are heading home but I intend to stay on and wish to attempt a summit of either Mera or Island Peak. For this I need a partner, climbing guide, porters and permit so I'm on the lookout for someone who has similar plans and would be keen to come along and also to share costs. The permit alone is $400 and can take up to four people.

Mera Peak itself is classified as a treking peak and is known as a good introduction to high altitude mountaineering. It is 6,400m above sea level. Island Peak is around 6,100m. My preference is for Mera Peak but I am flexible for the right partner

Anyway I am not always on here but will pop in from time to time to see if anyone is interested. Best way to get me is put a friend request through Facebook -Derek Larney or email me larneyd at tcd dot ie


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szymiecHi, Island Peak


Hey there, i am running an Ama Dablam expedition starting Oct 15 in Kathmandu. I have a member who wants to climb Island Peaks after the trip. I have everything set up and if you want, you can trek with us up to Namche and meet the guys. You could tag onto our permit for climbing as well as trekking. It might save you some cash and make things like geting to Lukla in bad weather a little easier. lemme know chris@ganeshadventures.com

Posted Aug 8, 2013 1:11 pm

skbytesRe: Hi, Island Peak


I'm taking the whole of October as a vacation and I'm looking to get out and do just Island Peak. Did your member manage to get someone?
Posted Sep 27, 2013 6:18 pm

skbytesRe: Hi, Island Peak


sent you an email Chris.

Posted Sep 27, 2013 6:42 pm

bpeters55Island Peak


A friend of mine from Russia summited Island Peak this past June (Bad time of year for climbing in Nepal). It was his very first attempt at climbing. The snow was over his knees he said, but the guide he had hired managed to get him to the top. Unbelievable! I have the guide's name and number if you want to give him a call. I attempted it 7 years ago, but got pushed back by a blizzard.
Anyways, good luck, Barry
Posted Sep 14, 2013 9:00 am

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