Mera and Island Peak Climbing via Amphu Lapcha
Mera and Island Peak Climbing trip offers the climb of two famous trekking peaks. The challenging Amphu Laptch pass links Mera and Island Peak. The high altitude with rugged terrain makes this trip a challenging one. Of course, a fantastic journey of hiking to trekking peaks in Nepal. We walk through the less trodden Hinku to Imjatse valleys in Everest. Our curated itinerary ensures proper acclimatization. Climbing these Twin Peaks is an achievable goal with appropriate safety. Undoubtedly a great climbing opportunity not to miss.
Remote and Less Trodden Route to Mera and Island
We take the longer route to Mera Peak through the lush rhododendron and pine forests. We hike many ups and downs via the less-trodden region of Hinku Valley. Standing over 6460 meters, the Mera top offers a tremendous summit thrill. After the straightforward summit to Mera, we head east to Amphu Laptcha. We hike less used trails to the wilderness of Makalu region. We stay at Seto Pokhari, a sacred lake over 5000 meters. It nestles beneath the stunning ramparts of Chamlang, Lhotse, and Everest. Our next challenge is to cross the rugged Amphu Labtsa en route to Island Peak. This pass requires some technical climbing ability to travel it. Our climbing guides team fixes ropes where needed to make the descent safe and easy. Therefore, the abseil on the rocky crest and compact blue glacier ice sections are safe. Though Island Peak is smaller than Mera, it requires some technical skills. By now, you are well-trained and acclimatized to face the technical challenge.
We follow a steep ridge line leading towards the exposed traverse. The final ascent takes you along the vertical section using a fixed rope. Thus, it tests the climbing skills you have learned on the Mera Peak and Amphu Laptsa. The view from both of these peaks' summits is simply breathtaking.
Climbing Training, Gear, and Guide
We organize special climbing training courses at the base camp. We learn the use of climbing gear and safety skills for climbing. It ensures you are capable and confident enough to summit safely. We provide all the personal and group climbing gear. It makes your Mera and Island Peak climbing trip hassle-free and affordable. Such Gear includes climbing boots, carabiners, Jumar, harnesses, helmets, rope, etc. Well-experienced, medically trained, and reliable guide leads your trip.
Accommodation and Food, Safety
We stayed on a combination of a tea house and tented camp on this trip. Tea house stay while trekking whereas tented camp on climbing duration. We have full board meals from the tea house for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our cook prepared the set of meals while climbing at the base camps. We carry an Oxygen tank and first aid kit as a safety backup. A satellite phone for emergencies on this remote and challenging trip.
Booking is Open for 2023 and 2024
April, May, October, and November are the best time for this Mera and Island Peak Climbing. We have set departure dates for the spring and autumn season in 2023 and 2024. An individual or group of trekkers can join any suitable trip date. Having a group of trekkers, we are flexible to customize it.