Mera and Island Peaks

Mera and Island Peaks

via the Amphu Laptsa

28 Days Price Start From: $4650

Trip Overview

Himalayan Ascent will again be undertaking an expedition to climb two of Nepal’s most popular trekking peaks. Standing at 6,460 m, Mera Peak is the classic Himalayan trekking peak. Never steep enough to get too scary, but at a seriously high altitude, Mera Peak is a great introductory climb for those looking to test the waters at high altitude.  Island Peak, whilst being a bit lower at 6,189 m, is a little bit more exposed, allowing you to consolidate the skills you have learnt on Mera.

Our expedition starts in Kathmandu, and after a few days of sightseeing and preparation we fly to Lukla, the beginning of our mountain journey. From Lukla we immediately head off the beaten track and away from the busy Khumbu Valley by crossing the Zatrwa La to the quiet Hinku Valley. A pleasant few days are spent hiking up the Hinku until we reach Mera Peak base camp, and Mera La. Above Mera La we place our high camp, from where we launch our summit push in the early morning hours. From the summit of Mera Peak you will be amazed at the stunning view. Lying a little to the south of the main Himalayan Range, you will be offered the full Himalayan panorama, from the Langtang region and Cho Oyu in the west, taking in Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, Baruntse, and Makalu, to Kangchenjunga in the far east.

From Mera Peak we heard into an even quieter valley, the Honku, where we experience true Himalayan wilderness. We spend a day crossing the high and tricky Amphu Laptsa before re-entering the Khumbu and the crowds of trekkers and climbers that go with it. We tackle Island Peak via the normal route, directly underneath the imposing south west face of Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world. After this we head back down the Khumbu, passing through numerous Sherpa settlements, including Dingboche, Tengboche and of course Namche. Before you know it you’ll be back to the hustle and bustle of busy Kathmandu, were a nice warm shower and your onward flight awaits!

We expect our participants to be competent in the outdoors, with previous hiking and overnight camping experience. Prior experience in mountaineering and altitude is recommended, but not mandatory.

Trip Highlight

  • Stunning views of Lhotse, Nuptse, Oho Oyu, Makalu, Shispangma and Makalu
  • Colourful Buddhist culture and spirited Sherpa people

Trip Grading

Food & Drinks

Trip Itinenary

Day 1
Arrive Kathmandu

Day 2
In Kathmandu, final preparation

Day 3
Fly to Lukla and Trek to Chutanga

Day 4
Acclimatization walk from Chutanga

Day 5
Trek to Kharki teng

Day 6
Trek to Toktok

Day 7
Trek to Kothe

Day 8
Trek to Thangnak

Day 9
Rest and acclimatise in Thangnak

Day 10
Trek to Khare (Mera Base Camp)

Day 11
In Base camp acclimatise

Day 12
Trek/Climb to Mera La

Day 13
Climb to Mera High Camp

Day 14
Climb Mera Peak and descend to Khongma Dingma

Day 15
Well deserved rest day

Day 16
Trek to Seto Pokahri

Day 17
Trek to Amphu Base Camp

Day 18
Cross Amphu Laptsa and camp at Imja glacier

Day 19
Trek to Island Peak Base Camp

Day 20
Climb Island Peak and return to Base Camp

Day 21
Trek to Dingboche

Day 22
Trek to Omaga

Day 23
Rest and washing day

Day 24
Trek to Namche

Day 25
Trek to Lukla

Day 26
Fly to Kathmandu

Day 27
In Kathmandu

Day 28
Depart Kathmandu

Inclusions & Details

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Note : Himalayan Ascent can also provide a base camp only service – please contact us to discuss your needs.

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