Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing via Amphu Lapcha Pass delivers one of the most thrilling experiences that mountaineers seek when they think of trekking and climbing in Nepal. Climbing Mera Peak and Island Peak, the two most popular trekking peaks in the Nepal Himalayas is certainly one of the most exceptional trips. Besides climbing, this trip involves the crossing of the most spectacular and challenging Amphu Lapcha pass which is yet another outstanding highlight of the trip that delivers you the genuine sense of being into the wilderness. Himalayan Dynasty has professionally designed Mera Peak and Island Peak expedition itinerary so that it can prepare appropriate grounds for acclimatization to all individuals involved. This 28 Days trekking and climbing trip comprise the conquering two famous trekking peaks over 6000 meters, going over the less attempted technical Amphu Lapcha pass and going over the less trodden remote valleys of Hinku, Honku, and Imja-Tse of the Everest region.
Conquering 6467 meters, Mera peak offers anyone with the great peak climbing ecstasy and a great sense of accomplishment. Despite Mera and Island Peak climbing is a little longer, the views and the experience that it delivers surpasses all negative energy. The top of Mera peak delivers you the glorious panoramic view of 5 world’s highest mountain namely Everest (8848m), Kangchenjunga (8586m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8481m), and Cho-Oyu (8201m). Besides these world’s highest mountains we also see Baruntse (7168m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama-Dablam (6812m), Kangtega (6685m), and many more.
Amphu Labsta pass (Amphulapcha La) (5780m / 18,963 ft) is certainly a very technical alley that requires a professional team to cope with. However, the thrill of going over this beautiful passage is undoubtedly very electrifying. To go over the pass our local crew have to go through a lot of effort that includes fixing rope to abseil and transfer the entire expedition team member and supplies including climbers, support crew, gears, and foodstuffs. All our climbing guides and assistant guides are professional in dealing with any technicality in the Amphu Labsta pass.
Island peak (6189 m / 20,305 ft), named by Eric Shipton, the legendary British explorer is yet another fascinating peak but pretty technical. However, it is less on height in comparison to Mera peak but the pleasure of climbing Island peak is second to none. One among the most celebrated 6000m peak that is unquestionably very challenging, but permits you to assess your climbing skills and feel the difference. The top of Island peak offers an impressive view of the mountains, like Lhotse (8516M), Lhotse Shar (8383m), Choplu, Amadablam (6812m), Kangtenga (6685m), Thamserku (6608m), Cholatse (6335m), Tabuche peak (6367m), etc.
Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing Trip Summary
Prior to your arrival in Kathmandu, everything will be set in regards to permits, gear, crew, etc. A royal traditional welcome dinner will be organized in Kathmandu before we take our thrilling flight to the mountain airport of Lukla to begin our enchanting Mera peak and Island peak expedition. After you are introduced to your local crew in Lukla we take a different valley, unlike the regular maddening Everest Base Camp trail. We walk the route via lush woodland and ample traditional Sherpa settlements that eventually lands us to the top of Mera peak. After the successful accomplishment of the 6676m peak, we walk towards the east through the unpopulated and less trodden upper Hongu Valley. This valley tail that directs you to the Makalu base camp is very untouched and very less explored which gives you the real sense of wilderness. As we walk the amazing Everest and Lhotse dominates the horizon and the entire valley. Gradually we reach the sacred Panch Pokhari and we camp at Seto Pokhari a scared lake over 5000 m with the most stunning view into the thin air. We have the most challenging mission before us, i.e. to cross the demanding and technical Amphu Labtsa pass at 5780m. Soon we enter into the Imja valley and on our way to Island peak base camp. After the clinical course and giving you enough ground for acclimatization, we head out to scale the most beautiful Island peak. After the successful ascent, we head back to Luka via the Tengboche monastery and Namche. We will eventually get back to the tree line area with much oxygen to breathe and feel normal. While in Namche and Lukla you will have enough time to enjoy, relish and celebrate your accomplishment.