The Himalayas need little introduction. The great mountain range inspires completely contrasting feelings of awe, thrill and serenity all at once and there is no better place in the world to go trekking and climbing than the Himalayas. All 14 of the worlds 8000m Mountains as well as over 100 peaks at more than 7200m peaks lie stretched across the Himalayan mountains.
We only operate in the fall season in the Himalayas and we have a highly experienced local team of guides, porters and cooks that will make your trip all you could wish and means we provide the very best for private trekking trips, expeditions and expedition logistics.
Mera Peak, Amphu Pass and Island Peak Expedition, Fall 2013
Mera Peak was first climbed in May, 1953 by J.O.M. Roberts and Sen Tenzing. After preparations in Kathmandu, we’ll fly direct to Lukla and begin the trek into the uninhabited Hinku Valley, enjoying Sherpa country at its finest and constant views of magnificent mountains. The hiking provides for excellent acclimatization as we head northward through the pristine alpine environment. Our ascent will follow the glacier that leads to Mera La (17,767′) and on to high camp where we will prepare for our early morning summit. From high camp, we can take in a sweeping view of Kanchenjunga, Chamlang, Makalu to the east, Everest and Lhotse to the north and Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu and Kangtega to the west. This view is undoubtedly one of the most stunning in all of Nepal.
With good conditions, we will summit Mera Peak the following morning. We will continue north through the uninhabited Hunku Valley with almost constant views of magnificent mountains. After crossing Amphu Pass (18,958′), we will establish camp at the base of Imje Tse. Named “Island Peak” first climbed by a team preparing for an Everest ascent in 1953, Island Peak has an impressive, highly glaciated West Face, which rises from the Lhotse Glacier.
From base camp, we will ascend a steep, grassy slope and small rocky steps to high-camp. It is necessary to climb a steep, exposed 300′ snow and ice ramp to the summit ridge; fixed ropes will be used at this point in an otherwise non-technical snow-climb to attempt the summit and finishing our trip at Lukla.