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Mera and Island Peak Climbs
This adventure to climb Mera and Island peaks is one of the worlds great Himalayan mountaineering adventures. A wilderness climbing challenge like no other. You fly into Lukla high in the Himalayas and instead of heading up the normal Everest Route we head south off the beaten track towards Mera Peak. Read some REVIEWS from our trips.
Top 10 Tips for Mera Peak
Check out our Mera Peak page and read our top 10 tips for climbing Mera peak. On this trip we use lodges for the first portion of the trip and then moving to a camping trip. We have chosen an acclimatization program that gives you great diversity in the terrain along with giving your body the time needed to adjust correctly to the lack of Oxygen and climb above 5,500m/ 18,044 feet. If you are looking for further information CONTACT US.
Crossing the Amphulaptsa pass to Island Peak
Before you get to Island peak you walk through the uninhabited Hunku valley. This valley to the east of Mera Peak passes the amazing Chamlang mountain before moving towards Amphulaptsa base camp perched above a beautiful lake. The lake is mostly frozen in the pre monsoon season. The Amphulaptsa pass is a mountaineering pass and requires previous mountaineering experience. After you cross the Ampulaptsa Pass at 5,815m there is a steep abseil and a steep traverse down to the valley floor.
Top 10 Tips for Island Peak
Once we get to the bottom we have a long but amazing walk down towards Island Peak. We turn south around the glacier and head towards our camp for the night at the head of the glacier. This next day we will then trek to Island Peak Base Camp 5,100m/ 16,732 feet. There is an opportunity to undertake more training if needed. The following day the team will move to Island Peak high camp 5,500m/ 18,044 feet before a long assault on the summit 6,189m/ 20,305 feet. We will move onto the main Everest trekking route. Check out out top 10 tips for climbing Island Peak.
Mera and Island Peaks Training
We will spend 3 nights in Khare at 4,950m/ 16,240 feet giving us time to train, prepare and get further acclimatization for climbing up to 6,476m/ 21,246 feet. We will do some rope training, become completely comfortable with using ice axe, crampons, jumar, harness and abseiling using a figure of 8. Climbing on Mera Peak is relatively straight forward but these skills will be needed for crossing the Ampulaptsa pass and Island peak summit day. These are the most difficult mountaineering days of the whole trip. Coming with abseiling/ rappelling experience is a must for this trip.
The Return Journey to Lukla
From Chuckung we will make the 3/4 day journey back to Lukla and back to Kathmandu. We will stop in Tengbouche and Namche before we make the long trek back to Lukla where the journey began. Contact us and find out more information about this exciting adventure. We have a wealth of information about these climbs. Our Mera & Island Peak Climbs will be professionally led trips with top notch climbing Sherpa’s and western guide.