An ultimate climbing holiday in Nepal combining the two most popular trekking peaks; Mera and Island Peak with Amphu Laptcha Pass in a single trip.
- Climb the two famous peaks in Nepal
- An ultimate climbing holiday
- Remote and stunning Amphu Laptcha Pass
- 1:3 climbing guide to client ratio
Mera and Island Peak climb with Amphu Laptcha Pass is an ultimate mountaineering holiday including the ascent of the two most popular trekking peaks in Nepal and the traverse of Amphu Laptcha Pass.
Mera and Island Peak are the two most popular 6000m peaks to climb in Nepal and both peaks are ideal peaks for people looking for their first Himalayan climb. Both Mera and Island peaks are highly sought-after summits and combined these peaks with Amphu Laptcha Pass, this trip is a real high-altitude Himalayan climbing holiday.
With both peaks graded as Alpine PD and combined with the traverse of technical Amphu Laptcha Pass, this trip is graded strenuous in terms of grade and demands good physical fitness with previous experience of high altitude treks above 5000m. The long duration trek over the remote valleys coupled with climbing two 6000m peaks, make this an exceptional mountaineering expedition.
Fully supported and guided climb to Mera and Island Peak
The trip is fully guided and supported by our climbing guides and crew. We provide 1:3 sherpa guides to client ratio on summit days. Our itinerary for Mera and Island peak with Amphu Laptcha pass has been devised carefully keeping every aspect in mind.
Our itinerary follows the longer route to Mera peak, giving you plenty of time to acclimatize before reaching Mera peak base camp. We have ensured a well-devised itinerary with proper rest and acclimatization days scheduled to maximise the success ratio.
Our climb gets into gear with rendezvousing at Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. After checking our gears for the final time in Kathmandu we embark on a fantastic mountain flight to the legendary Lukla airport built with the help of the famous mountaineer we all know as the late Sir Edmund Hillary.
From Lukla, we head to Makalu Barun National park for our first climb, Mera Peak. Mera is the highest trekking peak in Nepal. After Mera peak, we will traverse the spectacular and technical Amphu Laptcha pass to reach Chukung for our next climb, Island Peak. Pre-climbing training will be provided at the base camp before the actual climb and our guides will teach you the skills and techniques required to climb each peak.
We will begin our climb with Mera Peak and conclude with the Island Peak traversing Amphu Lapcha Pass (5,780m). The Pass links Mera with Chukung valley which is home to scenic Island Peak.
Mera Peak Climb (6,461m/21,193ft)
The highest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera peak climb progresses through a non-technical route and the majority of the climb involves walking in a glacier at a relatively fair degree of steepness. Mera Peak Climb is for all the adventure enthusiasts who have the will and determination to make the most out of their adventure in the Himalayas.
Mera is not a technically difficult peak to climb as compared to Island peak but you will need a good level of fitness. The climb involves the use of harnesses, crampons & ice axes.
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The climb rewards us with panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga and other peaks and mountains. Come and have three sixty-degree views of glistening mountains from one of the most stunning viewpoints in Nepal.
Island Peak Climb (6,189m/20,305ft)
Climbing Island Peak requires basic mountaineering skills as the route takes us through a scramble of rocks, ridges and glaciers. We need to climb through the steep section to reach the summit that allows views of Lhotse, Amadblam and other surrounding peaks and mountains.
The ascent of Island Peak is not technically very difficult. It is graded as Alpine PD+. Much of the climb is on glacial terrain or 45-degree snow slopes with some steeper sections and with a summit ridge that is narrow in places. Fixed lines are used to protect climbers on all steep or exposed sections but climbing the steep section and tapered summit ridge demands better physical strength.
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Why climb Mera and Island peak with us?
At Highland Expeditions we always believe in ‘Safety first and Service paramount’. The success of any climb depends largely on a carefully planned itinerary and the best logistics and these are what we offer. We are committed to maintaining the climb safe and successful with the quality of service.
Our emphasis is always on maintaining the small group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. You will be guided by highly professional guides who have experience in successfully climbing several national and international peaks. At Highland Expeditions, we provide a 1:3 guide to client ratio on summit days.
We are dedicated to providing the highest professionalism throughout the climb by taking utmost care of all the logistics needed.
Is this trip for you?
Our Mera and Island peak climb includes an ascent of two peaks higher than 6000m and a traverse of Amphu Laptcha Pass at 5,700m so it is beneficial to have previous experience of high altitude treks. Previous experience of climbing at high altitudes with the use of climbing equipment is highly beneficial but it is not mandatory. You will need a very strong physical stamina level as the trip follows for a longer duration in some of the remote parts of the world.
This trip involves the usage of peak climbing equipment (Harness, Crampons, Mountaineering Boots, Ascender). Basic mountaineering skills are essential but we also provide a climbing course at base camp before the actual climb, so the required skills for the climb can be acquired on the trip itself.
We also have another ultimate climbing holiday which includes the three most popular trekking peaks in Nepal (Mera Peak, Island Peak and Lobuche Peak) in a single itinerary, have a look at our Three Peaks Climbing
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while travelling with Highland Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Dates & Price
Our trips are available on both fixed departure and private group basis.
If you are looking for a group to join this trip please click the Fixed Departures tab for more information on departure dates, availability and price. All our fixed departures are guaranteed to run. Or, if you would like to do this trip alone, or with your friends, families & colleagues in a private group style, please fill out the contact form in Private Group tab and send us your message. We will organize a private trip for you at your preferred dates catering any request you may have.
- Fully guided climb with experienced climbing guides on 1:3 ratio (Guide to client ratio)
- Meals and Accommodation at Tea Houses/Lodges during trekking period
- Meals and High-quality mountain tents during climbing period
- Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 4 nights with breakfast
- All peaks permits with garbage deposits.
- National Park Fees
- KTM-LUKLA-KTM Airfare
- Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts
- Comprehensive first aid kit with supplementary oxygen system
- Personal/Group climbing gears
- Porterage of equipment required during trekking and climbing
- Waterproof Duffel bag, Sleeping bag and Down Jacket (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
- Peak climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association
- Staff summit bonus, insurances and allowances
- International airfare
- Meals in Kathmandu
- Custom for bringing any expedition goods
- Nepal entry visa fees
- Personal clothing
- Insurance/Emergency evacuation and VISA
- Gratuities for staff
Amazing mountaineering holiday with a wonderful team of experienced guides; exceeded all my expectations. The whole trip was perfectly organized with fantastic support from the guides all the way. It was a dream holiday that was made a reality by the wonderful team of Highland Expeditions.
Would strongly recommend Highland Expeditions based on my experience.