Mera Peak, Amphulaptsa Pass and Island Peak

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Trip Overview:

Mera peak is officially the highest of Nepal’s permitted trekking peaks, rises to the south of Everest. Mera stands at 6,476m. The first ascent of Mera was made by J.O.M Roberts and Sen Tenzing on 20 May 1953 by the now standard route from the Mera la. By this standard route from the Mera la, the ascent is technically straightforward, however after a heavy fall of snow or when the maze of the crevasses are open, the way can be long and demanding.

After summiting Mera peak, you will continue your trek and walk down to Kongmadingma and hike through the Hongu valley. At the pass, your guide and climbing Sherpas will set up fixed ropes and descend down towards the Imja valley. After the Amphulaptsa pass, you will continue your trek towards Lukla. The Extension of this trek will give you the opportunity to explore the Hongu valley which lies in a basin with surrounding peaks all around. The base camp to Baruntse is also here. The views are quite spectacular from the top of the pass with some great views of Makalu, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and Baruntse.

Seen from above Dingboche the mountain Imja Tse (Island Peak) resembles an island in a sea of ice. It was first climbed in 1953 by a very prestigious team in preparation for the ascent of Everest. It is an interesting and attractive summit with a highly glaciated West Face rising from the Lhotse glacier. The mountain itself is an extension of the South ridge of Lhotse Shar and is separated by a small col. Above this gap, rising to the south is a classically beautiful ridge leading to the summit of Imja Tse. As well as providing an enjoyable climb the peak also provides some of the most striking scenery in the Khumbu region.

Activities: Trekking and Climbing

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek & climb

Transportation: Domestic flight and vehicles

Outline Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu
Rest day
Kathmandu – Lukla – Chutanga
Acclimatization day
Chutanga – Tuli Kharka
Tuli Kharka – Kotay
Kotay – Tagnag
Tagnag - Khare
Rest day in Khare
Khare - Mera Peak High Camp
Summit Mera Peak (6,476 m/ 21,247 ft) – Kongmadingma
Kongmadingma – Thulodunga - Panchpokhari – Seti Pokhari
Seti Pokhari to Amphulaptsa Base Camp
Amphulaptsa Base Camp - Amphulaptsa Pass 5,845m – Island Peak High Camp
Rest day
Summit Island peak (6,189m/ 20,305ft).
Trek to Pangboche
Trek to Namche
Trek to Lukla
Fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu
Rest day
Departure
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14
Day 15
Day 16
Day 17
Day 18
Day 19
Day 20
Day 21
Day 22

Travel Reviews:

Kara and Seth
3 PEAKS
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In November 2016, my wife Kara and I took our second trekking trip with Climb High Himalaya.
The trip was 25 days trekking and climbing Lobuche...
Paul Anderson & Daniella
California, U S A
Larkya peak / Tsun valley 2016
May 16, 2016
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Namaste! First of all, let me thank you/Climb High for an incredible experience! The Manaslu/Tsum trek and Larkya Peak climb were amazing and everything...
Raimund Mair
May 16, 2016
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I just wanted to let you know that I had a safe trip to Kathmandu and back to Austria. Everything worked out perfect. Thanks a lot to all you guys! It was an amazing experience...
Hauke Kornmesse
Feb 9, 2016
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It was a well organized trip.
I enjoy the trip the more the longer I am back home. But honestly: it was a well...
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Mera Peak, Amphulaptsa Pass and Island Peak

US$ 4135 per person

5/5

Trip Overview:

Mera peak is officially the highest of Nepal’s permitted trekking peaks, rises to the south of Everest. Mera stands at 6,476m. The first ascent of Mera was made by J.O.M Roberts and Sen Tenzing on 20 May 1953 by the now standard route from the Mera la. By this standard route from the Mera la, the ascent is technically straightforward, however after a heavy fall of snow or when the maze of the crevasses are open, the way can be long and demanding.

After summiting Mera peak, you will continue your trek and walk down to Kongmadingma and hike through the Hongu valley. At the pass, your guide and climbing Sherpas will set up fixed ropes and descend down towards the Imja valley. After the Amphulaptsa pass, you will continue your trek towards Lukla. The Extension of this trek will give you the opportunity to explore the Hongu valley which lies in a basin with surrounding peaks all around. The base camp to Baruntse is also here. The views are quite spectacular from the top of the pass with some great views of Makalu, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse and Baruntse.

Seen from above Dingboche the mountain Imja Tse (Island Peak) resembles an island in a sea of ice. It was first climbed in 1953 by a very prestigious team in preparation for the ascent of Everest. It is an interesting and attractive summit with a highly glaciated West Face rising from the Lhotse glacier. The mountain itself is an extension of the South ridge of Lhotse Shar and is separated by a small col. Above this gap, rising to the south is a classically beautiful ridge leading to the summit of Imja Tse. As well as providing an enjoyable climb the peak also provides some of the most striking scenery in the Khumbu region.

Activities: Trekking and Climbing

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek & climb

Transportation: Domestic flight and vehicles

Outline Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu
Rest day
Kathmandu – Lukla – Chutanga
Acclimatization day
Chutanga – Tuli Kharka
Tuli Kharka – Kotay
Kotay – Tagnag
Tagnag - Khare
Rest day in Khare
Khare - Mera Peak High Camp
Summit Mera Peak (6,476 m/ 21,247 ft) – Kongmadingma
Kongmadingma – Thulodunga - Panchpokhari – Seti Pokhari
Seti Pokhari to Amphulaptsa Base Camp
Amphulaptsa Base Camp - Amphulaptsa Pass 5,845m – Island Peak High Camp
Rest day
Summit Island peak (6,189m/ 20,305ft).
Trek to Pangboche
Trek to Namche
Trek to Lukla
Fly out from Lukla to Kathmandu
Rest day
Departure
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14
Day 15
Day 16
Day 17
Day 18
Day 19
Day 20
Day 21
Day 22