Amphu Lapcha Pass with Mera Peak Climbing - 22 Days

Country
Region
Activity
Group size
1-10
Duration
22 Days Days
Mode
Tea-House/Tent-Camp
Max-Altitude
6,461m/21,198ft
Daily Walking
5-6 hrs
Grade
4
Culture
Sherpa Culture, Tibetan Influenced Culture, Mixed Culture
Best season
Autumn and Spring
Best season
Autumn and Spring

Amphu Lapcha Pass with Mera Peak Climbing 

1. Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)

  • Meals:Lunch / Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Kathmandu
  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Evening Walk at Thamel

2. Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing

  • Duration:Whole day
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Boudhanath Stupa
  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Equipment Checking
  • Briefing about the trek
  • Introduction with Guide

3. Kathmandu to Chutang(3,430m/11,250ft) via Lukla(2,730m/8,960ft)

  • Duration:35Mins Flight and 3-4hrs Walk(7-8Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Domestic Flight
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Ascend:700m/2,300ft

  • Domestic Airport(Kathmandu-Lukla)
  • Lukla Village
  • Chutang

Highlights:

  • Scenic and Exciting Flight
  • Mountain Scenery
  • Rural Landscape
  • Prayer Flags
  • Lifestyle and Culture of Sherpa People
  • Monasteries
  • Preparation for the trek after Breakfast
  • Introduction with the trekking crew
  • Hamlets and wood yards
  • Dense Forest
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Rhododendron Trees
  • Pines, Silver Fir and Birch
  • Varieties of Vegetations

4. Chutang – Thuli Kharka (4,320m/13,200ft) via Zatrwa La Pass(4,600m/14,720ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs Walk(13-14Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:1,170m/3,840ft
  • Descend:280m/920ft

  • Chutang
  • Zatr Og
  • Zatrwa La
  • Thuli Kharka

Highlights:

  • Cross Zatrwa La Pass
  • Cairns and Prayer Flags
  • Beautiful Landscape of Hinku Valley
  • Dudh Koshi River
  • Mountain Scenery
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Herbs and Vegetation
  • Wildlife

5. Thuli Kharka – Kothe (3,600m/11,810ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs Walk(11-12Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:150m/495ft
  • Descend:720m/2,365ft

  • Thuli Kharka
  • Tashing Dingma
  • Tashing Ongma
  • Kothe

Highlights:

  • Pass through three ridges: Hinku River, Hinku Valley, and Kothe
  • Sunrise View
  • Breathtaking View of South Side of Mera Peak
  • Rhododendron Trees
  • Pines
  • Mosses
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Wildlife
  • Alpine Scrub Snowball Flowers
  • Rocks Enclosure

6. Kothe – Tangnag/Naule Kharka (4,350m/14,270ft)

  • Duration:5hrs Walk(8-9Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:750m/2,460ft

  • Kothe
  • Osilo Kharka(Auselu Kharka)
  • Gandishung
  • Dupishung
  • Lungsamba
  • Tangnag/Naule Kharka

Highlights:

  • Riverbed of Hinku River
  • Dense Forest covered with Rhododendron Flowers
  • Lungsumba Monastery – 200 years old Tibetan Styled Monastery
  • Views of Kusum Kanguro and Peak 43 Mountain
  • Wildlife including the rare Musk Deer, Yaks, Himalayan Thar, etc.

7. Tangnag – Khare (5,045m/16,486ft)

  • Duration:3hrs Walk(7-8Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:695m/2,280ft

  • Tangnag
  • Gid Glacier
  • Dig Kharka
  • Khare Camp

Highlights:

  • Small Settlement
  • Lateral Moraine of Dig Glacier
  • Marvelous View Charpate Himal
  • Hinku Nup
  • Shar Glacier
  • Amazing View of the Northern Face of the Mera Peak
  • Light Hiking

8. Acclimatization Day | Day Hike to Mera La Pass(5,420m/17,782ft)

  • Duration:3-4hrs Walk(7-8Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:375m/1,230ft
  • Descend:375m/1,230ft

  • Khare
  • Mera La Pass
  • Khare

Highlights:

  • Glacier Walk
  • Snow Covered Crevasses View
  • Climbing Equipments Usage Training
  • Blissful Nature
  • Cold Temperature
  • Massive Mountain View

9. Khare – Mera Base Camp(5,300m/17,384ft)

  • Duration:4hrs Walk(7-8Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Ascend:375m/1,230ft
  • Descend:120m/395ft

  • Khare
  • Mera La Pass
  • Mera La Base Camp

Highlights:

  • Moraine Glacier
  • Steep Slope of Snow
  • Bowl like Landscape
  • Breathtaking View of Mera Peak
  • Spectacular sunset over the Honku Himal where the peak glows red due to the setting sun

10. Mera Base Camp – High Camp(5,800m/19,030ft)

  • Duration:4-5hrs Walk(8-9Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Ascend:500m/1,640ft

  • Mera La Base Camp
  • Mera La High Camp

Highlights:

  • Rocky Trail
  • Panoramic View of Everest
  • South Face of Lhotse
  • Nuptse-Lhotse Ridge at North
  • Kanchenjunga, Chamlang, Makalu, Baruntse at East
  • Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Kangtenga at West
  • View of Six Mountains over 8,000m
  • Outstanding Sunset View over the Himalayas

11. Mera High Camp – Khare via Mera Central Summit(6,461m/21,198ft)

  • Duration:9-10hrs Walk(12-13Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:660m/2,165ft
  • Descend:1,415m/4,645ft

  • Mera La High Camp
  • Mera Central Summit
  • Mera La High Camp
  • Mera La Base Camp
  • Khare

Highlights:

  • Rocky Trail
  • Outstanding Sunrise View from Summit
  • Beautiful View of Arun Valley
  • Panoramic View of Everest
  • South Face of Lhotse
  • Nuptse-Lhotse Ridge at North
  • Kanchenjunga, Chamlang, Makalu, Baruntse at East
  • Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Kangtenga at West
  • View of Six Mountains over 8,000m
  • South West Pillar(First Ascent by Mal Duff and Ian Tattersall in 1986)
  • Achievement of a lifetime
  • Adventure and Excitement

12. Contingency Day

13. Khare – Kongma Dingma (4,850m/15,912ft)

  • Duration:6-7hrs Walk(10-11Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Ascend:370m/1,215ft
  • Descend:195m/640ft

  • Khare
  • Mera La Pass
  • Kongma Dingma

Highlights:

  • Remote Valley
  • Yaks
  • Prayer Flags
  • Cairns and Prayer Flags
  • Tombstone and Memorials
  • Rocky Path
  • Glacier Walk
  • Mountain Sceneries
  • Desert-Like Landscape

14. Kongma Dingma – Seto Pokhari(5,200m/17,060) via Honku Valley (5,035m/16,519ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs Walk(9-10Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Ascend:350m/1,150ft

  • Kongma Dingma
  • Hinku Khola
  • Hinku Valley
  • Seto Pokhari

Highlights:

  • High Altitude Walk
  • Glacial Lakes
  • Hinku Glacier
  • Blissful Nature
  • Herbs and Vegetation
  • View of Mera Peak, Baruntse, Makalu
  • Rocky Enclosure
  • Remote Landscape
  • Off the Beaten Trail

15. Seto Pokhari – Amphu Lapcha Base Camp South(5,650m/18,536)

  • Duration:5-6hrs Walk(9-10Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Ascend:450m/1,480ft

  • Seto Pokhari
  • Hinku Glacier
  • Hinku Valley
  • Amphu Lapcha Base Camp

Highlights:

  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Cozy Pathway
  • Rocky Enclosure
  • Snow-Cave Like Landscape
  • Blissful Nature
  • Sceneries of Mountains
  • High Altitude Walk
  • Overnight at High Altitude Camp

16. Amphu Lapcha Base Camp South – Chhukung(4,750m/15,580ft) via Amphu Lapcha Pass(5,845m/19,177ft)

  • Duration:9-10hrs Walk(12-13Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:195m/640ft
  • Descend:1,095m/3,595ft

  • Amphu Lapcha Base Camp South
  • Amphu Lapcha Pass
  • Chhukung

Highlights:

  • Ice-Glacier Walk
  • Achievement of a Lifetime
  • Complex Trail
  • Outstanding Close-Up View of Mountains including Ama Dablam
  • Herbs and Vegetations
  • Climbing Equipment Usage like Ropes
  • Harness, etc for Safety

17. Chhukung – Pangboche (3,985m/13,074ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs walk (10-11Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:765/2,510ft

  • Chhukung
  • Dingboche
  • Syomari
  • Pangboche

Highlights:

  • Mountain Sceneries
  • Beautiful Landscapes
  • Sherpa Culture
  • Chorten
  • Prayer Flags
  • Unique Lifestyle of People in the Himalaya
  • Wildlife like Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer, Yaks, etc
  • Herbs and Vegetations

18. Pangboche to Namche Bazaar

  • Duration:5-6hrs walk (10Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent Camp
  • Descend:735m/2,411ft
  • Ascend:400m/1,312ft

  • Pangboche
  • Deboche(Deuche)
  • Tengboche
  • Phunki Thanka
  • Namche Bazaar

Highlights:

  • Mountain Sceneries
  • Rhododendron Forest
  • Pine Forest
  • Beautiful Landscapes
  • Monasteries

19. Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,652m/8,700ft)

  • Duration:7-8hrs walk (16-18Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Descend:600m/1,968ft
  • Ascend:210m/688ft

  • Namche Bazar
  • Jorsale
  • Monjo
  • Phakding
  • Lukla

Highlights:

  • Rhododendron Forest
  • Various High Suspension Bridges
  • Tashi Lapcha Mountain View
  • Kawande Mountain View
  • Beautiful Landscape
  • Pine Forest
  • Last Everest View
  • Prayer Flags

20. Lukla - Kathmandu

  • Duration:35mins flight , 30mins Drive(5Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner
  • Transportation:Domestic Flight , Private Vehicles
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Note:It is recommended to have a buffer day of one day in here since the weather is unconditional in here.

  • Lukla
  • Kathmandu Domestic Airport
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Stunning View of Mountains from Flight
  • Geography
  • Landscapes
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Kathmandu Valley View

21. Relax shopping and whatever you wish to do along with the farewell dinner in the evening (excluding alcoholic and soft drinks)

22. Final Departure

COST INCLUDES

Amphu Lapcha Pass with Mera Peak Climbing 

COST EXCLUDE

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Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than two decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us as our other clients.

In Nepal, the weather is mild and almost cold around the regions of Peak climbing so is of Mera Peak Climbing region.

Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.

Amphu Lapcha Pass with Mera Peak Climbing can be organized according to your requirement to fit into your availability of time but in general, a minimum of more than two weeks is required to attain success with proper safety and satisfaction.

The trek could be extremely adventurous and exciting for solo trekkers and since you will be walking through off-the-beaten paths, it is somehow risky for the solo trekker and solo female trekkers. You need to be aware and capable of handling several situations in order to prevent from obligations and challenges during the trek and climbing. So, at least a highly experienced and certified trekking guide is needed for this trek even for solo trekkers. 

Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottled waters or should have water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.

a.    Navigation
Map (with protective case)
Compass
GPS (optional)
b.    Sun protection
Sunscreen
Lip balm
Sunglasses, goggles or glacier glasses
c.    Insulation
Jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat (see Clothing)
d.    Illumination
Headlamp or flashlight (plus spare)
Extra batteries (kept near the body when cold)
e.     First-aid supplies
First-aid kit (see our First-Aid Checklist)
f.    Fire
Matches or lighter
Waterproof container
Firestarter (for emergency survival fire)
g.     Repair kit and tools
Knife or multi-tool
Duct tape or other repair items
h.     Nutrition
Extra day's supply of food
i.     Hydration
Water bottles or hydration system (insulated)
Water treatment system
j.     Emergency shelter
Tent, tarp, bivy or reflective blanket
Equipment Options
Hardware quantities depend on the route.
Rope (dry preferred)
Helmet
Harness (with adjustable leg loops)
Boots (crampon-compatible)
Crampons
Ice axe (with leash)
Belay/rappel device
Pulley
Climbing pack
Route description or guidebook|
Locking carabineer(s)
Nonlocking carabineers
Runners—singles and doubles
Prusik cords
Hand protection (athletic tape, gloves)
Signalling mirror
Crevasse rescue gear
Avalanche transceiver
Shovel
Probe
k.    For Technical or Mixed Routes
Nuts
Nut extraction tool
Hexes
Ice tools (with leashes)
Ice screws
l.    Camming devices
Clothing
Wicking base layers (synthetic or wool)
Fleece jacket or vest
Fleece pants
Insulating jacket (down or polyfill)
Insulating hat, cap, balaclava or headband
Sun-shielding hat or cap
Socks (synthetic or wool) plus spares
Gloves or mittens
Gaiters
Rain jacket with hood (or soft shell)
Waterproof pants or bibs
Bandana or Buff (neck or face gaiter)
m.    Personal Items
Multifunction watch
Two-way radios
Cell phone in a protective container
Camera
Binoculars
Quick-dry towel
Lunch; energy food/gels/chews
Toilet paper
Sanitation trowel
Insulated seat pad
Handwarmer pockets
Permits

All the above-listed items could either be brought by your own or you can buy it or hire it in Nepal. Nepal Mountain Trekkers will provide you with the service of buying and hiring the equipment.

Since Amphu Lapcha Pass with Mera Peak Climbing is an adventure related activity and it is somehow challenging and risky as well, you would be requiring insurance, climbing permits and special permits like Peak Permit Royalty, and since you would be trekking thru Barunche National Parks and Sagarmatha national park, you also require special permits for those national parks.

It is better to have previous climbing experience for Amphu Lapcha Pass with Mera Peak Climbing because without having the technical know-how about mountaineering there would be a high risk during the peak climbing activities. 

About the porter, it is your decision because if you are few in number and you do not have many loads to carry then you can go without the porter as well. Well, the guides are essential to take care of you in each case and to make you explore the best of climbing a peak since the guides owe years of experience in this activity and they are well-known as well as well-trained to handle all kinds of the situation during Amphu Lapcha Pass with Mera Peak Climbing.

Since peak climbing is an adventure related activities and it is somehow challenging and risky as well, you would be requiring insurance before Amphu Lapcha Pass with Mera Peak Climbing to cover the expenses in case of emergency.

Amphu Lapcha Pass with Mera Peak Climbing is somehow arduous activity since climbing a peak and the trails up to there are not so easy, you have to make your way through rugged off-the-beaten paths. But if you are physically fit enough and courageous enough to accept the challenges and at the same time being well-equipped and aware, Amphu Lapcha Pass with Mera Peak Climbing is adventurous and exciting rather than difficult.

During Amphu Lapcha Pass with Mera Peak Climbing, you would be staying overnight at tea-houses or lodges and you will be served with traditional Nepali dishes like Dal-Bhat. Whereas, at the higher elevation you will be staying in tent-camps and eat what is cooked by the crew. 

In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek. And if the situation is really critical, then there is also helicopter rescue available with us which might be costly if you do not have any insurance to claim it. 

Due to chances of heavy snowfall and obscuring weather in winter and rainfall during the rainy season; autumn and spring are the best seasons for Amphu Lapcha Pass with Mera Peak Climbing. The sceneries are vivid and you can also enjoy the amazing blossoming of rhododendron flowers along the trail during then.

ATMs and credit cards are accessible only on the major and specific places of Nepal, so during your Thorong Peak Climbing, you can use ATMs and credit cards only while you are in Kathmandu, Lukla and Namche Bazaar.

Due to high altitude, altitude sickness and similar problems might arise during Amphu Lapcha Pass with Mera Peak Climbing but with proper acclimatization and guidance, you can tackle it.

Except for child, there is no age limit for Amphu Lapcha Pass with Mera Peak Climbing if you are fit enough physically and mentally to cope with the challenges during peak climbing.

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