The classic Mera and Island Peak Climbing combines two high voltage adventures in Nepal; the Mera Peak (6476 m.) and Island Peak (6189 m.). The journey happens to be a ride full of experiences, adrenaline-pumping challenges, and sheer joy. The Mera Peak course, which was first ascended in 1953, happens to be the highest trekking peak in Nepal. The treks are not highly technical, but the Island Peak is a relatively more challenging ascend in the region of Khumbu. We transit through the adventurous Amphu Laptsa pass (5780 m.) while on this trek and trek further to Island Peak High Camp via Imja Valley. We cross many glaciers and remote regions until we reach the summit of the Island Peak.
Significant Highlights of the Trip
- Experience the adventure high of reaching the summit of two famous peaks, Mera and Island, at an elevation of 6476 m. And 6189 m. respectively.
- Grab the ultimate opportunity of catching the breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains of the Khumbu Valley, including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and many others
- View the brilliance of the Langtang region in the west and Kanchenjunga in the east from the Mera Peak climb
- Traverse into the Amphu Laptsa La Pass (5845m).
- Explore the local people’s culture, lifestyle, and warm hospitality as you spend time in the local teahouse and lodge.
- Be a part of the fully supported challenging climb guided by a team of experts.
- Explore the wilderness of Mera Peak and Island Peak as you ascend.
- Enjoy diverse terrains, pleasant meadows, and mystic woods on your journey to climb the two peaks.
We start our tour from the capital of Kathmandu as we visit some of the important heritage sites of the valley and prepare briefly for our peak climb. However, our adventure starts with an adventure flight to Lukla as we trek to Chutok the next day. We travel further along Pangkong across Col Khari La. On our way, we pass through lovely meadows, woods, and Rhododendron and Pine forests, forming our view as we reach Kothe.
We acclimatize at Tangnang and move up to the side moraines of the glacier from where we head to the Mera Base Camp. As we reach the high camp, we are gifted with views of the massive mountains like Barutnse, Chamlang, Everest, Makalu, and many more. After viewing the range’s highlights, we climb to the summit of Mera Peak (6476 m.).
The Mera peak offers marvelous views from Kanchenjunga (east) to Langtang (west), whereas the Island Peak sitting at the heart of Khumbu, is dominated by the Lhotse in the north. Both the peaks offer exceptional views from the summit. On our way to Imja valley, we visit the holy site of the five lakes, Panch Pokhari, and witness the Hongu Glacier. One of our toughest escapes on this journey is the crossing edge line while climbing the summit of Island Peak. The road, particularly taking us to the glacier’s mouth, passes through a narrow line surpassing the gorges on a high ascending route.
Hence, if this sounds exciting to you and seems like a challenge you want to invest in, contact us now! We advise you to plan your expedition in the most favorable spring and autumn times. Since we are constantly moving at higher altitudes for a prolonged period, the chances of getting altitude sickness are higher. This is not the most challenging course in Nepal. However, the terrains are challenging, and we advise you to dedicate some time to personal training to get the best tour experience.
Rest assured, at Nepal Hiking Team, we will make sure that your trip is carried out in a smooth, secure way. Our travel experts and guides will always be at your service if you have any queries or confusion about the tour.