Packing for Mera and Lobuche Peaks

Mera and Lobuche Peaks is a serious expedition and here is what you need to consider Packing for Mera and Lobuche Peaks.  You could experience a wide range of conditions and weather throughout the trip and you have to be prepared.  For much of this expedition, you will be camping and out in remote wilderness conditions.  Therefore, if you show up with the wrong gear for this expedition, it could ruin or even end, your trip! Check out all our upcoming trips.

Speaking from Experience

Our Mera and Lobuche packing video is designed to show you what gear Ian would bring with him when he is packing for Mera and Lobuche Peaks. This gear will vary on the month you are climbing. If you can climbing in March, November or December you will need warmer gear, boots, down jacket, sleeping bag and clothing. Watch our video above and then CONTACT US to further discuss.

Why We Moved Away from Climbing Island Peak

It is sad to say, but 2024 will be our last year running Island Peak trips on the current route. We have moved all our Mera and Island Peaks trips to Mera and Lobuche Peaks trips. The headwall on Island Peak has become too dangerous for climbing and so we have decided to move all our Island Peak trips to Lobuche Peak. We may revisit this if a new route can be established in the coming years.

Island Peak: A Mountaineer's Dilemma in a Changing Climate

Packing for Mera and Lobuche Peaks

There is no one size fits all when it comes to gear. You need to know how you fair in cold weather conditions. Some people are naturally warmer than others. We can help you individually prepare for this Himalayan adventure. Getting out testing your gear in the outdoors is absolutely vital before heading on a Himalayan climbing adventure. You should also have previous altitude and mountain experience before considering climbing Island or Mera peaks.

This video is designed to show what Ian would bring on the trip, after years of experience. Ian has climbed Everest to the top, Island peak over 17+ times and Mera Peak 6+ times, all in different conditions.  This is the gear and clothing Ian has tried and tested. Weather conditions on both peaks can be harsh with lots of snow so you need to come prepared for all types of weather conditions. Check out our TOP 10 TIPS FOR CLIMBING ISLAND PEAK.
In Kathmandu, we also have the option to rent your sleeping bag, sleeping mattress, down jacket, and trekking poles.  If you do not want to invest in any of these items, just let us know, and you can rent them from us!

Get in Touch Today

With over 15 years of experience in the region, Ian Taylor Trekking has the information you need to make your trip a success.  Don’t get your information from someone who has only done the trip one time.  GET IN TOUCH today to learn from the experts in the region! Check out our TOP 10 TIPS FOR CLIMBING MERA PEAK.
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