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Amphu Laptsa Pass trekking is considered as one of thrilling trekking of the famous Khumbu region and is dominated by Mt. Everest. Specially, Mountain lovers choose this trekking as an adventure activity on their holiday. This trek includes the broad experience of the Khumbu region as the famous Mera Peak Climbing is on the way to the Amphu Lapcha Pass and goes through Seto Pokhari and Chukkung behind island peak and in front of Ama Dablam. The trekkers must have the knowledge of using the climbing equipment and must be physically fit and fine. You can have the magnificent view of the white Himalayas and scenery of lakes Hongu lakes and Panch Pokhari lakes. Submerge yourself in the tranquility of the almighty snow clad mountains in this expedition. This trek provides the adrenaline rush in you while climbing the peak and once you reach the summit it's the sheer moment of  joy, bliss and achievement.

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  • Food and Drinks / Beverages bills.
  • Tipping (Tips)
  • Entrance fees at all heritage sites during sightseeing.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • International flight.
  • Nepal re-entry Visa (multiple entry visas are available)
  • Extras cost for up-grading rooms at hotels if/when applicable.

Amphu Lapcha Pass

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

    Welcome to the capital city of Kathmandu, upon arrival, our representative will meet, greet and transfer you to your booked hotel. Once you reach to your hotel, check in and you can rest for a while as you might be having Jet Lag and later on you can stroll around the local streets of Thamel and to its nearby places. Overnight in Kathmandu

     

    Day 2: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.

    After your breakfast our tour guide will come to pick you up along with the private vehicle. Firstly you will be visiting the UNESCO world heritage site Kathmandu Durbar Square where you can observe the typical wood carved temples and buildings reflecting the ancient Kathmandu city and then you will be heading towards Swyambhunath- the monkey temple where you can observe the religious harmony and tolerance between the Buddhist religion and Hindu religion along with that enjoy the panoramic view of Kathmandu city and the Himalaya ranges from here then you can have your lunch on the way and after that you will be visiting the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest pilgrimage site for the Hindu religion people in the south east Asia, explore the surroundings and you can observe the ritual body cremating ceremony process of the Hindu people at the bank of holy Bagmati river and then visit to the another pilgrimage site nearby to the Pashupatinath Temple known as Guweyswori Temple, explore the surroundings and then head towards Boudhanath. One of the best Buddhist Stupa in the world and the center of attraction for the Tibetan and Buddhist religion following people, explore the surroundings and after completing your sight seen get back to the hotel and rest. Overnight in Kathmandu.



    Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2800m) & commence trekking to Paiya (2730m)

    Flight duration: 40 mins, Hike duration: 5/6 hours

    Have your breakfast in the morning and then get ready to catch an early morning flight to Lukla and begin your trek to Paiya after landing at the Tenzing-Hillary airport in Lukla. You will walk on a jungle trail, cross a bridge over the Handi Khola and reach Surke Village. From here you will continue moving south and cross the Chutok La pass before reaching the small settlement of Paiya, also known as Chutok. Overnight in Paiya.


    Day 4: Trek to Pangkongma (2850m)

    Hike duration: 4/5 hours

    After Breakfast, you will commence today's trek. You will cross the Paiya Khola and start to climb steeply to the ridge-line overlooking the Khare Khola. From Khare Khola, you will descend from the other side of the ridge to reach Pangkongma. Overnight in Camp.

     

     

    Day 5: Trek to Nashing Dingma (2600m)

    Hike duration: 5/6 hours

    Have your breakfast and get ready to head towards Nashing Dingma. From Pangkongma, you will start a gradual climb to reach Pangum La (3175m) which is your gateway towards Hinku Valley. From here you have to descend down slowly to the Hinku River and from Hinku River, you again climb up to the Surke La. Here you will walk through a mix of terraced slopes containing grain crops intersperse by undisturbed forests of the upper temperate zone; maples, rhododendrons and fir with some wild flora and fauna. Overnight in Camp.


    Day 6: Trek to Chalem Kharka (3600m)

    Hike duration: 5/6 hours

    After having Breakfast, you will climb up to the Source La (3085m/10118ft) and from here you follow the back of the Surkie Danda ridge northwards towards Mera and the Hinku. Our staffs will setup the tents here. Overnight in Camp.

     

    Day 7: Trek to Chunbu Kharka (4200m)

    Hike duration: 5/6 hours

    Have your breakfast in the morning and then continue the trek, today you will climb higher and higher over hillock of 4000 meters and then 4500 meters. Now, you will be walking above the tree line and grassy slopes and rocky outcrops and cliffs. Then, you descend to a camp set near a series of five lakes, Panch Pokhari, set beside the river of the Chunbu Kharka. 


    Day 8: Rest day at Chunbu Kharka

    Today is your acclimatization day. You can enjoy the nature and explore around the surrounding with our staffs. Simply enjoy being close to nature this day. Overnight in Camp. 

    Day 9: Trek to Hinku Valley Camp (3600m)

    Hike duration: 5/6 hours

    Have your breakfast and today you travel through the trekking route which contours around many ridges on the eastern side of the Hinku, and then you will be descending lower into forests of rhododendron. Near the valley, you will see the devastation caused in 1998 when the wall of Sabai Tsho, a glacial lake, broke and flooded the valley. We will also catch our first glimpses of Mera from the south, with all 3 peaks visible. You will walk for some minutes to a pleasant grassy field, which is your today's camp side. Overnight in Camp.

     

    Day 10: Trek to Kote (3600m)

    Hike duration:  3/4 hours

    Today you are in the Hinku Valley camp. After having breakfast, you will cross over the river by a yak herder's bridge and join the main trail. The trail leads you to the days ultimate destination; beautiful village of Kote. The village primarily serves the trekking groups that come for Mera peak climbing. Overnight in Camp.

     

    Day 11: Trek to Tagnag (4400m)

    Hike duration: 3/4 hours

    After your breakfast get ready to head towards Tagnag, On the way you will see the views of dramatic peaks of the valley; Kusum Kanguru. The path then leads up on to the pastures on the left hand side and pleasant easy trails to Tagnag. Today you will also enjoy the view of Mera Peak, initially at the confluence of the Sanu Drangka above Kote. If the weather is clear, you can see the beautiful south face of Mera peak. Now this is time for your final approach into Tagnag. You are now among mountains and starting to prepare for your climb. Overnight in Camp.


    Day 12: Trek to Khare (4940m)

    Hike duration: 3/4 hours

    After your breakfast you will start to hike towards Khare. From khare, you can experience the excellent view of the valley to the north of the Hinku Nup glacier and the line of peaks beyond it. You will walk through the easy trail until you reach to the last section. The last part up to the base camp at Khare is steep and you have to go to higher altitude. The climb is short and you will reach there during the lunch time. Overnight in Camp.

     

    Day 13: Trek to Mera Base Camp (5000m)

    Hike duration: 3/4 hours

    Have your breakfast in the morning and today you will have to climb steady all the way out of the valley and up to lateral moraine and grassy culverts to the last camp below the snowline. The route is fairly straight forward. You will take rest and prepare yourself for the next day's climbing attempt as well. Overnight in Camp.

     

    Day 14,15 & 16: Summit attempt on Mera (6476m)

    Hike duration: 5/9 hours

    These three days going to be tough and you and your team member will plan and the weather needs to favor your side too, you would move up to the rock and glaciated camp just off the Mera La saddle at approx 5400m/17712ft. Plastic mountaineering boots are usually worn from base through to the summit bid and return. Whilst they feel clumsy they are perfect for the job, providing warmth, protection and stability for the variable terrain including loose rocks, snow and ice. Another camp is set half way up the long North Slope of the mountain, at about 5700m/18696ft near a rock knob. Although it is a shorter distance here, it can be difficult in poor conditions and you are at altitude and are harder and further than it first appears. The summit bid will be made early in the morning (anywhere from 2am to 5am) from this high camp, and take around 4 to 6 hours to make the summit. Whilst the distance doesn't look far, you can be assured that it will be hard work, and all the preparations and a positive, tempered attitude will pay off here. It is usually necessary to rope up for much of the summit approach due to crevasse hazards along the route. The route can vary depending on the conditions of the season but usually skirts around a major shoulder in front of us to the back side of the mountain and then traverse in a fairly straightforward approach to the summit knob. As the light comes, you can enjoy incredible views across to Baruntse (7129m), Chamlang (7319m) and Nau Lekh (6360m) with Makalu (8481m) looming behind. Further to our left is Everest, peaking over several unnamed peaks of the Hinku. To the south you can see for miles down to the terrain. Aim to make the summit early/mid-morning and return to base camp after summit. The exact schedule will depend on many factors, including the weather, condition of the route and condition of the members. Our contingency of equipment and experienced staff and a time buffer, gives us a fair amount of flexibility to achieve success for all who have worked hard and consistently from the beginning of the expedition. The day will be long, and this is where all the training beforehand, the trek approach, and the right attitude will combine to give you stamina and confidence to be part of a sound team, with optimum chances for the summit.  Overnight at Camp.


    Day 17 & 18: Commence trek into the Hunku Valley

    Hike duration: 5/7 hours

    You will need to make a relatively early start today. Once our porters are organized you will commence your most remote stages of the expedition. You descend into the Honku valley near to five large glacial lakes which sprawl out before us. They are known as Panch Pokhari (five lakes). The Amphu Laptsa pass is situated immediately at the head of the valley to our right and is basically the low point on the ridge between the Hunku and the Imja valleys. For this day or so you are in the Hunku. A new vista of peaks span out before us including Ama Dablam to the distant westward, and many unnamed peaks. Camp is set close to the rocks that lead up to the pass. On these stages you ask that members be flexible and co-operative. Camps will be set where conditions allow, and your leader will keep you advised as to each days plan. 


    Day 19: Rest day at Amphu Lapcha Base Camp

    Today is a rest day for you and also the final preparations and gear checks for your pass crossing Amphu Lapcha. Have enough rest physically today as tomorrow is a another tough climbing for you. If you want to explore the surroundings make sure not to get tierd and exhausted. Overnight at Camp.  


    Day 20 & 21: Cross Amphu Laptsa (5845m) to Island Peak Base Camp (5100m)

    Hike duration: 8 hours

    After early breakfast an alpine start for our pass crossing. Once again, ferrying across all our loads together with all party members, crew, porters and members takes time. The approach to the pass from the Hunku is deceptive. Facing east and southward there is much more sun and little snow, just a collection of rocks that gradually lead up to the gap we travel through. On the north facing side you find steep slopes of snow that you must take care to descend by fixed ropes to the snow basins below and subsequent moraine and alpine valley beyond. The views from this pass crossing to the peaks of Khumbu are unmatched. Any spare moment one may have whilst you are climbing and descending will allow one to appreciate the spectacle of the peaks of the region.

     

    Day 22, 23 & 24: Trek to Lukla

    Hike duration: 4/7 hours

    Have your breakfast and start to head towards Lukla. Your trek starts descending through the famous Khumbu Valley to Tangboche Monastery and Namche Bazaar. Namche is known as the Sherpa capital and it is a great place to wonder around, visit the Tibetan stalls or enjoy the Swiss bakeries. You descend the slopes of Namche to the Dudh Koshi joining the main trail to follow at riverside through numerous villages to Phakding. On crossing the bridge, you trek a short distance up and around, to the broad flat spur that Lukla lies upon. The last night is always memorable for end of trip celebration with all the crew and porters.  Overnight in Lukla.

     

    Day 25: Fly to Kathmandu

    Flight duration: 35 mins

    After an early morning breakfast in Lukla you will fly back to Kathmandu, make sure to get your seat on the left side in the plane as from this side you will be able to witness the panoramic and majestic view of Himalayas ranging from north to the far east. Upon arrival our guide will transfer you to your hotel. Check in hotel and have a sound rest. Overnight in Kathmandu. 


    Day 26: Free day in Kathmandu

    Today, you have a full free day to either explore the city or you can have sound rest as you might be tierd of this expedition. Later on you can either engage in strolling around the city or shopping the token of love for your loved ones. Overnight in Kathmandu.

     

    Day 27: Departure

    Have your breakfast in the morning and later on our office representative will come to receive you and you will be transfer to the airport prior to 2 hours before your schedule flight. Have a safe journey onwards.

     

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