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 Overview
Mera and Island Peak with Amphu Laptcha Pass is an ultimate climbing holiday combined with two most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. Mera and Island Peak are two most popular peaks to climb in Nepal and both peaks are an ideal peak for people looking for their first Himalayan climb. Both peaks are highly sought-after summits and Highland Expeditions offers the climb which allows you to experience Mera Peak and Island Peak in a single itinerary. 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 and Island Peak Climb with Amphu Laptcha Pass is an ultimate climbing holiday and provides a real experience of mountaineering. Our guides will be assisting you through the climb.
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. Our itinerary for Mera and Island peak with Amphu Laptcha pass has been devised keeping every aspects in mind and thus our itinerary is slightly longer, giving you plenty of time to acclimatize and to maximise the success ratio. From Lukla, we head to Makalu Barun National park for our first climb, Mera Peak. Mera is the highest trekking peak in Nepal and from Mera we will traverse the 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 skills and techniques required to climb each peaks.
Mera Peak (6,476m/21,247ft)
The highest trekking peak in Nepal, Mera Peak Climbing progresses through non-technical route and thus Mera Peak Climb is for all of the adventure enthusiasts who has will and determination to make the most out of their adventure in Himalaya. Mera is not a technically difficult peak to climb as compared to Island but you will need a good level of fitness and you are good to go. 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 viewpoint in Nepal.
Island Peak (6,189m/20,305ft)
Climbing Island Peak requires technical skills as the route takes us through 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 which 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.
Why climb with us?
At Highland Expeditions we always believe in ‘Safety first and Service paramount’. The success of any climb depends largely on carefully planned itinerary and best logistics and these are what we offer. We are committed in maintaining the climb safe and success with 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 of successfully climbing several national and international peaks. At Highland Expeditions, we provide 1:3 guide to client ratio on summit days.
We are dedicated for providing highest professionalism throughout the climb by taking utmost care of all the logistics needed.
Is this trip for you?
|Total Duration||27N/28 Days|
|Trekking Duration||19N/20 Days|
|Maximum Elevation||6,476m/21,247ft at Mera Peak|
Our Mera and Island peak climbing expedition includes ascent of two peaks higher than 6000m and traverse of Amphu Laptcha Pass at 5,700m so it is beneficial to have previous experience of climbing. Previous experience of climbing at high altitude with use of climbing equipments are highly beneficial and you will need a very strong physical stamina level. This grade trip involves usages of climbing equipment (Harness, Crampons, Mountaineering Boots, Ascender). Previous experience is essential and we also provide a climbing course at base camp before the actual climb where your guides will teach you the proper way to use the equipment. However previous experience of trekking/climbing at 5000m+ elevation will be beneficial.
We also have another ultimate climbing holiday which includes 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 or 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
Given below are the fixed departure dates for this trip. If the dates don’t match with your schedule, then kindly let us know and we will arrange a private trip customizing the departure dates suitable for you. The cost below is per person on group joining basis excluding the international flights. Group discount is available for booking of two or more than two persons. Kindly contact us if you have a bigger group for the discount.
Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.
- 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