/ Mera and Island peak trek
A new year and iv got the blues bad, I really need something special to look forward to, later in the year, struggling to even get out of bed at the moment, that bad. Never been to the himalayas,
always wanted to go, so thinking of putting down a deposit with a well known treking company
for the Mera/Island/AL pass trek in november, done some googling and forum searches, just want a friendly push to book it up from someone who's done it, being self employed I'm
hoping it will motivate me to get out and earn the ££, also something to focus my fitness
In all seriousness...do it. I spent a few months trekking in Nepal many years ago, nothing out of the ordinary..Annurpuna circuit, EBC, Island Peak. My experience was that the Everest region was more impressive...a highlite being walking along the Chukung Valley past Ama Dablam on the way to Island Peak.
You will never regret it.
the thread seems to have vanished?
Go for it, you wont regret it.
It's a great trip, but I definitely wouldn't describe it as a 'trek'. The Amphu Labtsa is pretty 'out there' and you definitely need to be comfortable on this sort of terrain:
Iv got to decided which company to go with, both are vy good, similar prices, shame, iv
just spent 12(wet) days in the lakes, should of gone in for a chat, the other company begins with J?
Any first hand advice
no, not a trek, which is what I'm after, im wanting a bit of rope/axe action, stunning views so hoping this might fit the bill, I guess the company beginning
with J will be you rec then,
> Any first hand advice
Take it steady on the trek into Mera.
Trek via Pangkongma, rather than going directly into the Hinku Valley over the Zatrwa La (better for acclimatisation).
Expect Mera to be very cold (plastics and mitts essential).
Enjoy the remoteness of the Hongu Valley, but don't be there is the weather's bad!
For the Amphu Labtsa, you want to be sure you're comfortable moving on loose rocky ground in crampons, and abseiling...
The views from the top of the Amphu Labtsa are definitely stunning. What's also nice is you can see the summit of Mera from there, as well as looking across to Island Peak.
end up having to work will now have a purpose, thanks guys for your feedback, I will
pay my deposit tomorrow, no mucking around, job done
Take the advice from Tom.
I did this two years ago. Jagged Globe are fantastic and you will love the Summit Hotel in Kathmandu too ;)!
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