Mera Amphu Lapcha Island Peak Trek is a mountaineering experience of the highest quality. This adventure takes you into the heart of the Everest region providing trekkers with an opportunity to explore the icy wilderness and enjoy the unparalleled thrill of mountain climbing. In this trek, you make your way into the Makalu Barun and Sagarmatha National Parks and climb Island (6189m) and Mera Peak (6461m).
This 22-day Mera Amphu Lapcha Island Peak Trek starts with your arrival in Kathmandu. The actual trek begins from Lukla accessible via a short flight from Kathmandu. Trekkers stroll along the high route passing through the thick woods and over a few streams before crossing a path that will take you to the Hinku Valley. During your stay in Thangnak, you can explore the fascinating moraines and ice-cold lake which lies north of the village. You approach Mera Peak (6,461m) from the northern route as it involves a gradual climb and offers breathtaking mountain views from the top. After a successful climb to the Mera Peak, the route leads you east which is a lesser-used route, and takes you into the wilderness of the Hinku valley. Later you set up camp at Panch Pokhari, a set of five sacred lakes nesting above 5,000 meters. You then move over to Amphu Lapcha, which is one of the highest and most challenging passes in the region. From the top of the pass, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of Everest (8,848 m), Lhotse (8, 414m), Baruntse (7,219 m), and many other mountain peaks. After crossing Amphu Lapcha, you reach Island Peak Base Camp where you take a rest before heading towards the summit of Island Peak (6,189 m). After Island Peak, the trail starts to descend towards Dingboche. From Dingboche, you slide towards Debouche, Namche, and then finally stop at Lukla.