basecamp wrote:Hi! I need some advice. My friend and I are thinking of going to Nepal for 2 weeks. We were wondering if it would be a good idea to trek to either Mera or Island peak. We don't have any climbing experience. We've been to Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp. Is Mera/Island peak doable with no prior climbing experience and also given the fact that we have only 2 weeks. I'd like to go over 6,000m. Any feedback will help. Thanks!
My answer would depend on what matters most to you. If it's elevation that's your goal, it's far easier to go over 6,000 in South America than in Nepal. You can climb over 6K in SA and not get your boots wet. Mera and Island are not the best first climbs; though not technically hard, it'd be best if you had a Rainier or Hood or Shasta or, well, something, under your belt first.