Mera and Island Peaks via Amphu Laptsa

Mera and Island Peaks via Amphu Laptsa
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duration

24 Days

Duration

altitude

6470m

Altitude

best season

Spring/Autumn

Best Seasion

walking

5/6 Hours

Walking

      Mera Peak (6470m) is the Nepal's highest permitted trekking peak,located in Makalu Barun National Park, rises to the south of Everest and dominates the cut- between the wild and heavily wooded valleys of the Hinku and Hongu Drangkas and is not truly speaking part of the Khumbu Himal. The small city of Lukla is the commence point of trek. It takes 8 days to reach Mera Peak Base Camp from Lukla. The trial goes through the pristine Rhododendron, oak, silver fir, birch and Jennifer’s forest. On the way you can see Mera Glacier and beautiful alpine lake. Beside this Mera Peak is famous for the nice and breathtaking view of different mountains. The summit of the peak is the best view point of the high mountain range. View of Mt. Everest (8848m) and Mt. Lhotse(8501 m) to the north , Mt. Cho-oyu ( 8201 m) , Mt. Manaslu( 8163 m)  and Mt. Amadamlam ( 6812 m) to the west, Mt. Kanchanjunga (8586 m) , Mt. Makalu ( 8463 m ) to the east.

From Mera Peak we heard into an even quieter valley, the Honku, where we experience true Himalayan wilderness. We spend a day crossing the high and tricky Amphu Laptsa before re-entering the Khumbu and the crowds of trekkers and climbers that go with it. We tackle Island Peak via the normal route, directly underneath the imposing south west face of Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world. After this we head back down the Khumbu, passing through numerous Sherpa settlements, including Dingboche, Tengboche and of course Namche. Before you know it you’ll be back to the hustle and bustle of busy Kathmandu, were a nice warm shower and your onward flight awaits!