Mera and Island Peak is a special combination of peaks in the Everest region and one not to be missed, a classic!
Mera Peak At 6476m, is the highest ‘trekking peak’ suitable for anyone with little or no previous experience of using an ice axe and crampons. The spectacular route is well within the reach of regular mountain walkers with a good level of fitness. Our careful programme of acclimatisation is designed to maximise your chance of comfortably reaching this special summit.
During the course of this expedition we are constantly rewarded with fine views of world famous peaks, including the towering Everest and Lhotse. Mera Peak’s notable summit provides one of the most spectacular viewpoints in Nepal. This magical vantage point offers stunning views of five 8000m peaks, Everest and Lhotse to the north, Kanchenjunga and Makalu to the east and the majestic Cho Oyu to the west.
Island Peak This memorable 6189m peak offers a slightly more technical climb. The ascent involves a comfortable scramble, an intriguing rock ridge and then onto a wonderful glacier. Onward, a steep snow headwall leads to a classic summit ridge. From here you are afforded fabulous views of many Himalayan giants, including the immense face of Lhotse and the elegant pyramid of Ama Dablam. The rewarding return journey is via the main Everest trail, with its welcoming and comfortable tea houses and lodges.
Why climb Mera and Island Peak with Adventure Peaks
- 100% Summit Success in 2017
- British Expedition Leader for groups of +4 (local English Speaking Leader for less)
- We adopt a progressive acclimtaisation route AND do not cross the Zatrwa Pass in a rush to cost save
- Use of a high camp at 5,500m reducing the summit day to an attainable ascent (most teams reduce costs by going from BC)
- Experienced local support team
- No load carrying
- 2 days set aside for a summit attempt
- All permit fees included in the price
- 15% discount off the RRP on equipment and clothing purchased at the Adventure Peaks shop and online