Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing via Ama Lapcha Pass

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Starts at: Lukla Ends at: Lukla
Trek Region: Everest Transport: Flight
Duration: 21 days Trip Grade: Challenging
Max Altitude: 6,440 m / 21128 ft Accomodation: Tea House / Camping

Mera Peak and Island Peak Climbing Highlights

  • Summit two popular climbing peaks in the Himalayas
  • Cross the spectacular and challenging Ama Lapcha Pass, part of Great Himalaya Trail High Route
  • View Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu from the summit of Mera PeakGo off the beaten track to Mera Peak Base Camp from Lukla airport
  • View of Imja Lake (frozen glacier lake)
  • Optional hike to Base Camp of Mount Everest
  • Camping experience in the Himalayas.

This amazing climbing adventure combines two popular climbing peaks in Nepal in one trip.  The Ama Lapcha Pass which connects Makalu and Everest Regions is part of the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) which spans the width of the country at high elevation.

Crossing this Pass is technically challenging so this, as well as climbing two peaks in one trip makes this a climbing trip for those with previous high altitude climbing experience.

Start your adventure by heading south of Lukla airport, leaving the main, and busy, Everest Base Camp trail behind. With Mera Peak being considered the easier peak, we climb that one first, giving you time to acclimatize and gain confidence in your climbing skills before attempting the more difficult of the two.

Before Mera Peak, the teahouses offer only basic accommodation as this route sees less tourists.  But the stunning views of Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu from the summit of Mera Peak make up for this slight discomfort. Base Camp at Mera Peak is situated at 5,300 m with High Camp at 5,800 m.

After climbing Mera Peak, and crossing the Ama Lapcha Pass, we enter the Everest Region via Chukung. From here we reach Island Peak.

After climbing Island Peak there is the option to either descend down to Lukla for the flight back to Kathmandu or add 3-4 days on to your trip to go to Everest Base Camp and follow the classic EBC route back to Lukla via Kalapatthar, Tengboche, and Namche Bazaar.  Please confirm this at the time of booking.

Magical Nepal works with experienced, professional Sherpa guides for the whole trip. We provide one main climbing guide for 3-4 climbers.  We recommend clients to have had previous high altitude climbing experience.

This trip is best done in April and May, or in October and November.

Mera Peak And Island Peak Climbing Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu


Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla Flight and Trek to Paiya

Paiya – 2,730m/ 8,956ft- 5 to 6 hrs

Day 3: Paiya to Panggom

Panggom – 2,846m/ 9,337 ft – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 4: Panggom to Ningsow

Ningsow – 2,846m/ 9,393 ft – 4 to 5 hrs

Day 5: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola

Chhatra Khola – 2,800m/9,186ft – 7 to 8 hrs

Day 6: Chhatra Khola to Kothe

Kothe – 3,691m/12,109ft- 6 to 7 hrs

Day 7: Kothe to Thaknak

Thaknak – 4,358m/14,297ft – 3 to 4 hrs

Day 8:Thaknak to Khare

Khare – 5,045m/16,486ft- 2 to 3 hrs

Day 9: Khare: Acclimatization and pre-climb training

Khare – 5,045m/16,486ft

Day 10: Khare to Mera High Camp

Mera High Camp – 5,780m/18,958 ft- 6 to 7 hours

Day 11: Mera High Camp to Summit and trek to Khongma Dingma

Khongma Dingma- 4850 m / 15912 ft

Day 12: Khongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari

Seto Pokhari – 5035 m / 16519 ft

Day 13: Seto Pokhara to Ama Lapcha Base Camp

Ama Lapcha Base Camp – 5650 m / 18536 ft

Day 14: Ama Lapcha Base Camp to Chukung

Chukung- 4750 m / 15580 ft

Day 15: Chukung to Island Peak Base Camp

Island Peak Base Camp- 5,087 m/ 16,690 ft

Day 16: Island Peak Base Camp to Summit and Down to Island Peak Base Camp

Island Peak Base Camp – 5,087 m/ 16,690 ft

Day 17: Island Peak Base Camp to Pangboche

Pangboche – 3,985 m/ 13,074 ft

Day 18: Pangboche to Namche

Namche – 3440 m / 11286 ft

Day 19: Namche to Lukla

Lukla – 2860 m / 9383 ft

Day 20: Lukla to Kathmandu Flight

kathmandu – 1400 m / 4593 ft

Day 21: Departure


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