4th Apr - 30th Apr
Led by Chris Strouthopoulos
3rd Oct - 30th Oct
Led by Brian Williams
24th Apr - 18th May
Led by Shane Ford
25th Sep - 21st Oct
Led by TBA
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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.
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.
Once we get to the bottom we have a long but amazing walk down towards Island Peak before we turn south around the glacier and head towards our camp for the night at the head of the glacier. Read our top 10 tips for climbing Island peak. We will then head on to climb Island Peak which is a 2 hour walk from the camp, we will set up Island Peak base camp, undertake more training if needed, and then the following day move to high camp 5,500m/ 18,044 feet before a long assault on the summit 6,189m/ 20,305 feet and all the way back to Chuckung 4,700m/ 15,419 feet.
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 which 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. Get in touch and find out more information about this adventure. We have pricing, itineraries and a wealth of information about these climbs.
Our Mera & Island Peak Climbs will be professionally led climbs with top notch climbing Sherpa’s and western guide.