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Amphu Lapcha Pass trekking is considered one of the more thrilling treks of the famous Khumbu region and is dominated by Mt. Everest. Especially Mountain lovers choose this trekking as an adventurous 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 while 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. During the trek you can have the magnificent view of the white Himalayas and scenery of lakes; Hongu lakes and Panch Pokhari lakes. The trek starts from Lukla and continues to go through Puiyan, Pangkongma, Nashing Dingma, Chalem Kharka, Chunbu Kharka, Honku valley camp, Kote, Tagnag, Khare, Mera Base Camp, Amphu Laptsa Base Camp, Island peak Base Camp and Namche Bazaar before returning back to Lukla. 

Included in the Cost

  • All land transportation by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in 4-star hotel at Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Accommodation throughout the trek on room only basis.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu.
  • National park entrance fee, trekking permit and TIMS card.
  • All Camping equipment.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare and accommodation.
  • First aid kit 
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

Food and drinks/ Beverage bills
Entrance Fees
Tipping (Tips)
Travel Insurance
International Flights
Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind

Recommended gear list:

Good wind/rain Jacket
Warm fleece jacket or Jersey
Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots.
Good (-20) Sleeping bag (which can be rented or bought in Kathmandu)
Sun hat or scarf
Sunglasses with UV protection
Hiking shorts
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

FAQ

  • Day 1

    Arrival day in Kathmandu (1400 m)

  • Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will meet, greet and transfer you to your booked hotel and later on give you a briefing for your respected tour. You can rest and relax for the remaining time. Overnight accommodation will be in the Hotel.

  • Day 2

    Fly to Lukla & commence trekking to Puiyan

  • After having Breakfast in the hotel, you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Lukla. Please take into account that the flight to Lukla is dependent on the weather conditions. If the weather is clear, you can see the view of Everest and the region where you are going to trek. In Lukla, you will meet your camping staff and porters. You will commence your trekking to Puiyan from Lukla. Overnight accommodation will be at a camp.

  • Day 3

    Trek to Pangkongma (2850 m), hiking duration: 4 to 5 hours

  • After Breakfast, you will commence today's trek. You will cross the Poyan 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 accommodation will be at a camp.

  • Day 4

    Trek to Nashing Dingma

  • From Pangkongma, you will start climbing to reach Pangum La (3175m) ,which is your gateway towards Hinku Valley. From here you will descend down to the Hinku River. 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. Overnight accommodation will be in a camp.

  • Day 5

    Trek to Chalem Kharka (3600 m), hiking duration: 5 to 6 hours

  • After having Breakfast, you will climb up to the Source La (3085m) and from there you follow the back of the Surkie Danda ridge northwards in the direction of Mera and the Hinku. Our staffs will set up the tents here. Overnight accommodation will be in a camp.

  • Day 6

    Trek to Chunbu Kharka (4200 m), hiking duration: 5 to 6 hours

  • Continuing the trek, you will climb higher and higher over a hillock of 4000 meters and then 4500 meters. From here, you will be walking above the tree line where grassy slopes, rocky outcrops and cliffs can be seen. Later on, you descend to a camp set near a series of five lakes, Panch Pokhari, set beside the river of the Chunbu Kharka. Overnight accommodation will be in a camp

  • Day 7

    Rest day at Chunbu Kharka

  • Today is your acclimatization day. You can enjoy the nature and roam around the surrounding with our staffs. At Chunbu Kharka, you can be amazed by the snow capped mountains and get used to the temperature as well. Overnight accommodation will be at the camp

  • Day 8

    Trek to Honku valley camp (3600 m), Hiking duration: 5 to 6 hours

  • Today, you travel through the trekking route which contours around many ridges on the eastern side of the Honku. Later on, 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 today's campsite. Overnight accommodation will be at a camp.

  • Day 9

    Trek to Kote (3600 m), Hiking duration: 3 to 4 hours

  • In the morning you will find yourself in the Hinku Valley camp and 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 that days' ultimate destination; the beautiful village of Kote. The village primarily serves the trekking groups that come for Mera peak climbing. Overnight accommodation will be in a camp.

  • Day 10

    Trek to Tagnag (4400 m), Hiking duration: 3 to 4 hours

  • As you wake up in the village Kote, you will see the view of the dramatic peaks of the valley; Kusum Kanguru. The path then leads up on to the pastures on the left-hand side and continues as a pleasant easy trail 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. Finally, it is time for your final approach into Tagnag. You are now among mountains and start to prepare for your climb. Overnight accommodation will be in a camp.

  • Day 11

    Trek to Khare (4940 m), Hiking duration: 3 to 4 hours

  • After having breakfast at the camp, you will start your walk through the easy trail until you reach the last section. The last part up to the base camp at Khare is steep and you have to go to a higher altitude. The climb is short and you will reach base camp during lunchtime. 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. Overnight accommodation will be at the camp.

  • Day 12

    Trek to Mera Base Camp (5000 m), Hiking duration: 3 to 4 hours

  • Today, you have to climb steadily out of the valley and up to lateral moraine and grassy culverts to the last camp below the snowline. The route is fairly straightforward. You can rest and prepare yourself for the next day's climbing attempt. Overnight accommodation will be at the camp.

  • Day 13-15

    Summit attempt on Mera (6476 m), Hiking duration 5 to 9 hours

  • These three days we need the weather on our side, we would move up to a rock and glaciated camp just off the Mera La saddle at approx 5400m. Plastic mountaineering boots are usually worn from the 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 halfway up the long North Slope of the mountain, at about 5700m near a rock knob. Although it is a shorter distance here, it can be difficult in poor conditions and you are at an high altitude which makes it harder and further than it first appears. The summit bid will be made early in the morning (anywhere from 2 am to 5 am) from this high camp, and it will take around 4 to 6 hours to make the summit. Whilst the distance doesn't look far, we can assure you it will be hard work. 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, we enjoy incredible views which show Baruntse (7129 m), Chamlang (7319 m) and Nau Lekh (6360 m) with Makalu (8481 m) looming behind. Further to our left is Everest, peaking over several unnamed peaks of the Hinku. To the south, we can see for miles down to the terrain. We aim to make the summit early/mid-morning and return to base camp after the 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 accommodation will be at the camp

  • Day 16-17

    Commence trek into the Honku Valley (4900 m), Hiking duration: 5 to 7 hours

  • For today, we will need to make a relatively early start. Once our porters are organized we will commence our most remote stages of the expedition. We descend into the Honku valley, which is near to five large glacial lakes just sprawling 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 we are in the Hunku valley. A new vista of peaks spans out before us including Ama Dablam to the distant westward and many unnamed peaks. The camp is set to close to the rocks that lead up to the pass. On these stages, we ask the members to be flexible and co-operative. Camps will be set where conditions allow, and your leader will keep you advised as to each day's plan. Overnight accommodation will be at a camp.

  • Day 18

    Rest day at Amphu Laptsa base camp

  • Today you will do your final preparations and gear checks for our pass crossing Amphu Laptsa. You can spend the day relaxing and enjoying the surroundings. Overnight accommodation will be at a camp.

  • Day 19 - 20

    Cross Amphu Laptsa (5100 m) to Island Peak Base Camp (5845 m), Hiking duration: 8 to 9 hours

  • After an early breakfast an alpine start will be made 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, we find steep slopes of snow that we must carefully descend by fixed ropes to the snow basins below, 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 we are climbing and descending will allow one to appreciate the spectacle of the peaks of the region. Overnight accommodation will be at a camp

  • Day 21-23

    Trek to Lukla (2860 m), Hiking duration: 4 to 7 hours

  • Our trek starts descending through the famous Khumbu Valley to Tengboche Monastery and Namche Bazaar. Namche is known as the Sherpa capital and it is a great place to wander around, visit the Tibetan stalls or enjoy the Swiss bakeries. We descend the slopes of Namche to the Dudh Kosi joining the main trail to follow at Riverside through numerous villages to Phakding. On crossing the bridge, we trek a short distance up and around, to the broad flat spur that Lukla lies upon. The last night is always memorable for an end of trip celebration with all the crew and porters. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge

  • Day 24

    Flight to Kathmandu

  • After an early morning flight to Kathmandu (if the weather conditions are good), our guide transfers you to your hotel in Kathmandu after which you can spend the day to your own preferences. Overnight accommodation will be in the hotel.

  • Day 25

    Departure

  • The final day you can decide what you want to do for your self. wander around Kathmandu, relax or buy some of the many famous souvenirs or gifts for your family, friends or loved ones. The time you have today will be determined by the time your flight leaved kathmandu Airport. You will be assisted and transferred to the airport by one of our representatives. 

Trip Grade

Moderate

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