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Mera and Island Peak Climbing

Mera and Island Peak Climbing

Overview

Trip Fact

Trip Name:

Mera & Island Peak Climbing

Best Month:

Sep - Nov & Mar - May

Max Elevation:

6,475 m

Walking hours Per Day:

5 - 8 Hours

Trip Duration:

20 Days

Trip Grade:

Challenging

Meals:

BLD

Accommodation:

Hotel / lodge / Tent camp

Group Size:

2+

Destination:

Nepal

Combining Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing creates an incredible and challenging adventure in the Himalayas! Both peaks offer unique adventure trekking and climbing experiences with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing via Amphu Lapcha (also written as Laptsa) Pass (5700m) is one of the most challenging trekking routes for climbing famous two peak climbing routes in the Everest Region of Nepal. Combining Mera Peak and Island Peak climbing will be an exhilarating and ambitious endeavor.

Mera and Island Peaks Climbing provide a chance to cross remote and outstanding high passes such as Mera La (5545 meters) and Amphu Laptsa Pass (5,775 m). Also, tough trek is filled with an incredible variety of mountains and wilderness valleys, forests and grasslands.
This route is located in the remote area in the Everest region so you have to expect basic teahouses and tent camp for accommodations. This trekking and climbing requires good health and physical fitness but Prioritize physical training and conditioning to ensure you're adequately prepared for the climbs' physical demands.

Mera and Island Peaks

Climbing Mera Peak and Island Peak in Nepal are both fantastic mountaineering. Both peaks offer incredible views and rewarding experiences. The choice between Mera Peak and Island Peak might depend on your comfort with technical climbing, the type of experience you seek, and the duration of the trek you're planning

Mera Peak:- Mera Peak is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. It's located in the Khumbu region, specifically in the Makalu Barun National Park. The peak stands at 6,476 meters (21,247 feet) above sea level and offers stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and other neighboring peaks.

The common and accessible route usually involves flying into Lukla from Kathmandu or Ramechhap and then trekking through places like Chutanga, Thuli Kharka, Thangnak, Kothe and Khare. From Khare, climbers usually establish a high camp before making a summit push. The climb is considered more of a trekking peak and doesn’t involve technical climbing skills, but it does require a good level of physical fitness and acclimatization due to its high altitude.

Island Peak:- Island Peak, also known as Imja Tse, is another popular trekking peak in Nepal. It's situated in the Everest region of the Himalayas and stands at 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) above sea level. Island Peak offers stunning views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and other surrounding peaks.

The standard climbing route for Island Peak also usually starts with a flight from Kathmandu or Ramechhap to Lukla. From Lukla, trekkers usually follow the classic Everest Base Camp trekking route through villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Pangboche and Dingboche.
After acclimatization and reaching Dingboche, climbers usually move towards Island Peak Base Camp. From there, they make a summit push, which involves sections of snow and ice climbing that require the use of crampons, ice axes, and ropes. The climb is more technical than Mera Peak, requiring some basic mountaineering skills.

Mera La and Amphu Lapcha Pass

Mera La and Amphu Lapcha Pass are significant mountain passes located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, both situated in the vicinity of Mera Peak and Island Peak. Both passes offer incredible and remote trekking experiences but require proper planning, sufficient acclimatization, and experienced local guides due to their challenging nature and high altitude terrains.

Mera La Pass: This pass is situated at an altitude of around 5,415 meters (17,766 feet) and is traversed on the approach to Mera Peak. Mera La Pass connects the Hinku Valley to the Hongu Valley. Climbers and trekkers heading towards Mera Peak often cross this pass as part of their itinerary. The views from this pass are spectacular, offering glimpses of stunning landscapes and surrounding peaks.

Amphu Lapcha Pass: Situated at an altitude of approximately 5,845 meters (19,177 feet), the Amphu Lapcha Pass is a technical and challenging pass that is located between the Hongu and Imja valleys. It's a significantly more demanding pass compared to Mera La, requiring mountaineering skills, including the use of ropes, crampons, and ice axes due to its steep sections and icy terrain. This pass is often included in more adventurous trekking routes that combine Island Peak and Mera Peak expeditions. Crossing the Amphu Lapcha Pass rewards trekkers with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers.

We (High Pass Adventure Treks) organized many trips to Mera and Island Peak Climbing till now with a team of professional local trekking and climbing guides and porters. They always made memorable trips as well as arranged everything such as accommodation, food, and all the necessary equipment for climbing and camping during the trip. The best time to do this trekking and climbing is in the months of April, May, September, October and November. If you are interested, please let us know, we plan the trip in the best way to your needs. We have guaranteed a fixed departure group join trip in the year of 2024 and 2024. Please get in touch for more information. 

Mera and Island Peak Climbing Highlights 

  • Scenic Mountain flights in and out of Lukla
  • Trekking in the Hinku Valley and Everest region
  • Climb two of the trekking peaks (Mera and Island Peak)
  • Cross two of the high passes (Mera-La and Amphu Laptsa pass)
  • Explore the glacial lake and glacier
  • Encounter with green forests of rhododendron, magnolia, birch, and pine.
  • Chance to experience the culture and lifestyle of the world famous ‘Sherpa’ people 
  • Traverse to famous two National Park (Sagarmatha National Park and Makalu Barun National Park)
  • Opportunities to take outstanding photograph of different landscape in highland

Why with us?

If you’re looking for an amazing trekking experience, then trekking with high pass adventure is the way to go. We provide a lot of differences in terms of quality, convenience, friendship, and above all the safety and security of our customers. Our extensive experience and genuine dedication to the trekking industry ensure that your holiday is well planned and executed to make the most magnificent journey of your life. We also offer a flexible itinerary and a perfect blend of quality hotels, small group size trips, family tours, solo trekking, honeymoon trip, and group trekking. In addition, our guides are knowledgeable about the first aid kits and we recruit strong and liable porters to carry the luggage. 

Important note for the trek:

Please be responsive in taking a smaller aircraft for the flight to the highlands.  Sometimes, the weather could be bad and crucial resulting in delaying the flights to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu. Himalayan and Hilly Region weather can be changeable. But, we will try to make the best itinerary days possible. In case of flight delay and cancellation, you’ll need an extra few days before and after the trekking days from the itinerary. There is not enough time to complete the trip if flight is delayed but our trekking staff are experienced and professional in trekking as well as problem-solving so there are fewer chances of miss handling the situation.

Mera and Island Peak Climbing Altitude Profile

Itinerary Expand All Close All

High Pass Adventure Pvt.Ltd. welcomes you to in Nepal, One of the company staff will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. You have to look for the person carrying on A4 size paper with your and company name. This person will take to you hotel in Kathmandu from the airport. Check into hotel, rest and fresh up and ready for the meeting to your programs in our trekking office.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

You will enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and get ready for the Kathmandu valley tour with experience tour guide. Our tour is of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pasupatinath and Boudhanath, which are best and popular place 4 out of 7 UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting by comfortable privet vehicles before walk tour of these sites. There are interesting tours for full of fascinating insights in to Buddhism, Hinduism, ancient art and historical architecture, lifestyle and cultural of people in Kathmandu Valley. After this tour you will come to office and finalize your trekking clothing and gear.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Our trekking guide will be transferred you to the domestic terminal of the Tribhuvan International Airport by privet vehicles to depart for Lukla flight. You will board a flight and fly to Lukla with your trekking guide. You will be enjoying the scenic flight for about 35 minutes and land on Lukla airstrip (Tensing-Hillary Airport). You will meet your trekking porter and introduced. They are waiting to you in Lukla airport. Lukla is the main gateway to all of the Everest region trekking and Everest expedition to climbing. After prepare to everything, you will head towards east direction from Lukla for Chhutanga through forest of Rhododendron and pine forest. It is less trekked trail and just below the Kalo Himal Ridge for overnight stay. 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
3020

Today is bit hard hiking day to reach the Zatrwa-La top so the trail is steep ascend on bushes and rocky before summit the Zatrwa-La (4689 m). From the top, you will see panoramic Mountain View of Kongde Ri, Karyolang Peak, Number Himal, Lumding Himal, and many more. Then after, you will descend to Thuli Kharka for overnight stay through some Yak pasture lands. You have to take packed lunch and enough drinking water with you because there are no lodges between those places. 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
4300

Today we will leave from Thuli Kharka to Kothe, so the trail is leading you to Hinku Valley. Trails begins descends to the Inkhu River and gradually ascend beside the river through green and lush forest of Rhododendrons, Pines, Oak to reached Kothe. You will see thrilling views of the south face of Mera Peak and others mountains along the way. This day is completely enjoyable and there are few Tea-houses for the overnight stay. 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
4182

After breakfast in the Kothe, we will leave to Thangnak and the trail is leading gradually ascend through Yak pastures beside the Hinku River in the valley. You will be enjoyed with outstanding view of Mera Peak and others hills. There are basic tea-houses to provide meal and accommodation for further ascend. 

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
4345

Today we will leave to Khare Camp from Thangnak. You will feel bit difficult hiking day due to increase high altitude and walk through rocky moraine trail. That day is short distance but takes about 3/4 hours to reach Khare. Khare Camp is popular place to acclimatization point of the Mera Peak Climbing. There are few basic tea houses and you can see some snow peak mountains. 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
5045

Normally trekkers spend one or two days for acclimatization day to summit Mera Peak Climbing and it is most important day to any of climbing high altitude peak because you cannot go direct for the climb without some acclimatization days. If you will go direct to climb any mountain or peak, you may to get sick by altitude sickness. Today you will explore around Khare Camp before lunch and preparation for Mera Peak Climbing with climbing guide. Climbing guide teach to you about use the climbing gear such as ice axe, harness, crampons, rope etc. if you are just doing trek to there, next day you will descend down. 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
5045

Today is technically adventure hiking day towards the Mera Peak High camp. The trail is a gradually ascend over the Mera glacier and steeply climb up through rocky path to Mera-La Pass to reach Mera High Camp. Some time snowed on there and hard to find the trail as well as will be numerous of crevasses along the way. Then climbing staff will set up tent camp and food for the overnight stay. From there you will see excellent views of Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, the south face of Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, Baruntse and many others snow peak mountains.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
5700

Today is important and mission day of the Mera Peak Climbing trip. Normally we wake up early in the morning around 2 o’clock for the breakfast and leave to climbing the peak with climbing guide. You have to put on all your climbing gear and take energy diet food as well as enough drinking water. Climbing guide will leading all members to summit by fixed rope on the ridge of Mera. After the attempt the peak, you will enjoy the panoramic views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,210m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855m), Mt. Chamlang (7,319m), Mt. Baruntse (7 ,129m) and many others snow peak mountains. Then we will same way back to the camp for the rest and continue descending to our campsite in the Hinku Valley at Khongme Dingma

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
4810

Some time becomes the problem from bad weather, so this day is an extra spare day to attempt the peak because mountain weather is changeable very quick.  This spare day will spend in case we are unable to summit the Mera Peak on following itinerary. Sometimes some climbers of the group may get problem and not enough acclimatizing going ascend, we can use this extra day to complete the trip. If   everything goes well and succeed to climb the peak on following itinerary, we can use this extra day to on the way back.  

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
4810

After breakfast we will leave Khongme Dingma to Seto Pokhari, the trails leading in to Hinku Valley through Yak Pastures (Yak Kharka) and rocky moraine before reach the camp. You will enjoy the outstanding views of Mt. Baruntse, Chamlang Himal and other snow peak mountains from the way. 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
4850

Today, you will head up to Amphu Laptsa Base Camp. The distance is not long but might feel hard and long due to high altitude. You will walk with wonderful views of the mountains, glacial lakes and moraine before reach the Camp. After reach the Camp, you will observe the Amphu Laptse Glacier and Hinku Valley backyard because you are end of the Hinku Valley.  

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
5527

We will weak up early in the morning and have breakfast for our pass crossing. This morning will takes time to all our loads set up together as well as get dressed and backed up. The trail is steeply up a rocky ridge and our hiking is makes tough due to trail is always covered with snow. It takes around 5/6 hours to reach the Amphu Laptsa Pass. This is quite challenging to get there and continue descend by fixed ropes to the snow basin and following moraine to the other side of the pass in to Imja glacier. Again few hours of down along the Imja Glacier, you will reach Imja Lake and starts ascending along the rocky moraine before reach the Island Peak Base Camp. 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
5200

Today is relaxing day because we crossed lots of difficult pass and climbed Mera Peak to reach here so we have to save energy to further ascend. 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
5200

Today we weak up very early morning (weak up around one am) to summit the Island Peak because of that peak can be summit on noon. If you we go early, there is less wind than afternoon. After summit the peak, you will enjoy magnificent view of the mountain and continue descend to Chukkung through base camp for the overnight stay. 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
4730

Today, we will have breakfast there and leave to down. The trail is descent continues to Namche Bazaar through of regular Everest Base Camp trekking route on Somare, Pangboche, Tengboche (popular Buddhist monasteries), Phungi Tanga and Kyanjuma. 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
3440

Today, we will have breakfast in Namche and continue downhill to large bridge from Namche. After cross large bridge of the Dudh Kosi River and following the trail bank of the Dodh Kosi river until TokTok. We will stop at TokTok for the lunch. After lunch we will walk up down before reached the Lukla.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
2800

 After last Breakfast in Lukla of your trip, we will catch morning flight to Kathmandu from Lukla airport.  Then your trekking guide manage privet vehicle to transfer you to your hotel. 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

This is your last day of your trip in Nepal. One of our High Pass Adventure staff will take to you Kathmandu international Airport for your flight departure time. If you are looking to your extra trip in Nepal, High Pass Adventure help to you for your next trip and adventure activities in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. 

Food
Breakfast

What Is Included ?

High Pass Adventure have working best guide and porter. We are providing an excellence service to our customer. All our costs are net and very clear on cost include-excludes. We have paid best salary to Trekking, Tour guide and porter which is more than government fixed amount. Our entire customers are satisfied from our service. For the more details please feel free to Contact us.

Cost Include

  • Airport Pick up & drops 4 times domestic / International (as per itinerary)
  • All Ground-transportation above program
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Flight Fair Kathmandu –Lukla- Kathmandu (Guest and Guide)
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and one cup of tea with per meal
  • Accommodation on Tea-house and tent during the trekking
  • Seasonable fresh fruit after dinner 
  • 3 night's Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast plan (request on client)
  • An experience English Speaking Guide and professional climbing guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest), the porter will Carry 20 KG/ 25 KG
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations
  • Sagarmatha National park and Makalu Barun National Park Fees
  •  (TIMS) Trekker’s information Management System (Khumbu Pasanglyamu Gaupalika entrance fee)
  • First Aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • General equipment for Porter during the adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary and insurance during the trek 
  • All organizational requirements
  • Duffel Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  • Tour Certificate, Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal visa fee and your International flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu Hotel
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu other than itinerary
  • Extra Porter and Climbing Guide
  • Travel insurance and Mountain rescue service
  • Personal expenses (phone, laundry, water, bar drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, hot  shower etc.)
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips for trekking staff

FAQs

Choosing between Island Peak and Mera Peak often depends on your preferences, experience level, and what you're seeking in a climbing experience.

Island Peak (Imja Tse) is slightly lower in altitude compared to Mera Peak. It's around 6,189 meters (20,305 feet) high and is located in the Everest region of Nepal. Island Peak is known for its stunning views and relatively technical climb, requiring some basic mountaineering skills like using ropes and ice axes.

On the other hand, Mera Peak stands at about 6,476 meters (21,247 feet) and is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. It offers a more straightforward climb compared to Island Peak and is often recommended for those seeking their first Himalayan ascent. The views from the summit are also breathtaking.

Ultimately, if you're relatively new to mountaineering or seeking a slightly less technical climb with incredible views, Mera Peak might be a better choice. If you have some experience and are looking for a slightly more technical challenge, Island Peak could be a great option. 
 

The difficulty of climbing Mera Peak varies depending on factors like weather conditions, your prior experience, and the route taken. Generally, Mera Peak is considered one of the more accessible and achievable 6,000-meter peaks in Nepal, making it a popular choice for climbers looking to summit a Himalayan peak.  

Island Peak is considered one of the more challenging trekking peaks in Nepal, but it's also a popular choice for climbers aiming to summit a Himalayan peak.

For someone with prior trekking or climbing experience and sufficient physical fitness, Island Peak is an achievable climb. However, it's essential to practice proper training, acclimatization, and possibly some technical climbing instruction before attempting the ascent.
 

Climbing Island Peak as a beginner can be quite challenging but not impossible. It’s a significant undertaking that requires thorough preparation, physical fitness, and some prior experience. If you're a beginner and have your heart set on climbing Island Peak, consider investing time and effort into training and preparation, possibly under the guidance of experienced climbers or guides, to increase your chances of a successful and safe ascent.

In terms of technical difficulty, Mera Peak is generally considered less challenging than Island Peak. But both peaks are achievable for climbers with appropriate training and preparation, Mera Peak is often regarded as slightly easier in terms of technical difficulty compared to Island Peak. However, the difficulty of any climb is subjective, varying based on individual experience, fitness level, weather conditions, and other factors.

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