Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek

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26 Days
Availability : All year
Tribhuvan International Airport
Kathmandu
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 10
Tour Details

Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek is considered to be one of the most thrilling trekking routes in the famous Khumbu region. Mountain lovers choose this trekking as an adventure activity on their holiday. Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek provide a broad experience of the Khumbu region, as the famous Mera Peak Climbing Route leads through Seto Pokhari and Chhukung behind the island peak and in front of Amadablam.

Trekkers must understand how to use climbing equipment and be physically fit and healthy. You can enjoy a breathtaking view of the white Himalayas and the scenery of Hongu and Panch Pokhari lakes. On this expedition, immerse yourself in the serenity of the majestic, snow-capped mountains. The Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek gives you an adrenaline rush while climbing the peak, and when you reach the summit, it’s a pure moment of joy, bliss, and accomplishment.

 

Highlights of Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass Trek:
  • Take in breathtaking views of the Himalayas, lush green forests, and endless winding rivers while flying from Kathmandu to Lukla.
  • It’s a unique experience for trekkers and nature lovers.
  • Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and 19 other snowy mountains in the Everest region are viewed up close in this thrilling close-up flight.
  • Explore the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Sherpas.
  • Visit one of the oldest monasteries at Pangboche.
  • Mera Peak is inscribed on granite at the 200-year-old Lungsumgba Gompa.
  • Explore Hinku Hongu Valley’s Himalayan nature and the magnificent landscape of Panch Pokhari Lakes, Hongu Lakes, and glacier lakes.

 

Permits 
In Nepal’s Himalayas, permits are required. Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Entrance Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Permit (SNP), and Makalu Barun National Park Permit are the necessary licenses.

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Price Includes

  • All land transportation by private vehicle.
  • 3-night stay at 4*Yatri Suites & Spa or a similar hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.
  • 22-night stay throughout the trek on camping or at a local lodge on a full-board basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking guide.
  • All porter services (one porter can carry 18 kilo of luggage and share between two clients; both clients are suggested to bring 9 kilo of luggage each).
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment and accommodation.
  • TIMS, trekking and other permits, National Park entrance fee and local taxes.
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • The necessary equipment for camping.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • First-aid kit.

Price Excludes

  • Food and beverage bills.
  • Tipping (tips).
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Entrance fee for heritage sites.
  • International flights.
  • Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels.
  • Donations at temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
  • Personal hiking gear and personal kits.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation and insurance of any kind.
  • Any other items that are not mentioned in the package.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival day in Kathmandu (1400m)

When you arrive in Kathmandu, our friendly office representative will be waiting to greet you at the airport. They will help you with your luggage and ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel. Once you’ve settled in, take some time to rest and recover from any jet lag you’re experiencing. Later in the afternoon, visit the office of Asian Heritage. You will learn more about your upcoming journey, and here we can answer your questions. Alternatively, you can immerse yourself in Thamel’s bustling atmosphere by taking a leisurely stroll through its vibrant streets, which are bursting with shops, cafes, and local delights to discover.

Accommodation: an overnight stay at Yatri Suites & Spa or a similar hotel.

Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Your private tour begins with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site showcasing ancient wood-carved temples. The next stop is Swayambhunath, the monkey temple, offering panoramic views of Kathmandu and the harmonious coexistence of Buddhist and Hindu traditions. Continue to Pashupatinath Temple for a glimpse into Hindu rituals along the Bagmati River. Conclude the day at Boudhanath Stupa, a unique Buddhist stupa built in 600 A.D. After exploring, return to the hotel for rest.

Accommodation: an overnight stay at Yatri Suites & Spa or a similar hotel.

Day 3Flight to Lukla and Trek to Paiya

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 Chuck.

Accommodation: an overnight stay in a camp or a local lodge in Paiya.

Day 4Trek to Pangkongma (2850m), (4-5 hours)

After breakfast, you will start today’s trek. You will cross the Paiya Khola and start to climb steeply to the ridgeline overlooking the Khahare Khola. From Khahare Khola, you will descend from the other side of the ridge to reach Pangkongma.

Accommodation: an overnight stay in a camp or a local lodge in Pangkongma.

Day 5Trek to Nashing Dingma

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

Accommodation: an overnight stay in a camp or a local lodge in Nahsing Dingma.

 

Day 6Trek to Chalem Kharka (3600m), (5-6 hours)

After breakfast, ascend to the Source La (3085 m/10118 ft), then trek along the Surke Danda ridge northwards to Mera and the Hinku. Our team will arrange the tents at this location.

Accommodation: an overnight stay in a camp in Chalem Kharka.

 

Day 7Trek to Chunbu Kharka (4200m), (5-6 hours)

Enjoy breakfast before embarking on today’s trek, ascending to heights of 4000 and 4500 meters. Traverse beyond the tree line, embracing grassy slopes, rocky terrain, and awe-inspiring cliffs. Descend to our campsite by the picturesque Panch Pokhari, nestled beside the Chunbu Kharka river.

Accommodation: an overnight stay in a camp in Chalem Kharka.

Day 8Rest day at Chunbu Kharka

Today is your acclimatization day. You can enjoy nature and explore the surroundings with our staff. Simply enjoy being close to nature this day.

Accommodation: an overnight stay in a camp in Chunbu Kharka.

Day 9Trek to Honku valley camp (3600m) hiking 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 Sabaitsho, a glacial lake, broke and flooded the valley. We will also catch our first glimpses of Mera from the south, with all three peaks visible. You will walk for some minutes to a pleasant grassy field, which is today’s campsite.

Accommodation: an overnight stay at Hinku Valley Camp.

Day 10Trek to Kote (3600m), (3-4 hours)

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

Accommodation: an overnight stay in a camp in Kote.

Day 11Trek to Tagnag (4400m), (3-4 hours)

After you have your breakfast, head towards Tagnag. On the way, you will see the dramatic peaks of the Kusum Kanguru valley. The path then leads up to the pastures on the left-hand side and pleasant, easy trails to Tagg. 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 to Tagnag. You are now among the mountains, and you will start preparing for your climb.

Accommodation: an overnight stay in a camp in Tagnag.

Day 12Trek to Khare (4940m), (3-4 hours)

After your breakfast, you will start to hike towards Khahare. From Khahare, 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 the last section. The last part up to the base camp at Khahare is steep, and you have to go to a higher altitude. The climb is short, and you will reach it during lunchtime.

Accommodation: an overnight stay in a camp in Khahare.

Day 13Trek to Mera Base Camp (5000m), (3-4 hours)

Have your breakfast in the morning, and today you will have to climb steadily out of the valley and up lateral moraine and grassy culverts to the last camp below the snowline. The route is fairly straightforward. You will take a rest and prepare yourself for the next day’s climbing attempt as well.

Accommodation: an overnight stay in a camp at Mera Base Camp.

Day 14 - 16Summit Attempt on Mera (6476m), (5-9 hours)

Prepare for three challenging days ahead as you ascend to the rock and glaciated camp near Mera La saddle at approx. 5400 m/17712 ft. Wear plastic mountaineering boots for warmth, protection, and stability on varied terrain. Another camp awaits halfway up the long North Slope of the mountain at about 5700 m (18696 ft) near a rock knob.

Your summit bid begins early in the morning from this high camp, lasting 4 to 6 hours. Rope up for safety due to crevasse hazards. Enjoy stunning views of Baruntse, Chamlang, Nau Lekh, and Everest as light breaks.mReturn to base camp after the summit, depending on weather and route conditions. Our experienced team ensures flexibility and success for all who have trained diligently for this momentous journey.

Accommodation: an overnight stay in a camp in Mera.

Day 17-18Trekking towards the Honku Valley (4900m), (5-7 hours)

You will need to make a relatively early start today. Once our porters are organized, you will commence the most remote stages of the expedition. You descend into the Honku Valley, near five large glacial lakes that sprawl out before us. They are known as Panch Pokhari (five lakes). The Amphu Lapcha pass is situated immediately at the head of the valley to our right and is the low point on the ridge between the Honku and the Imja valleys. For this day or so, you are in Honku. A new vista of peaks spans out before us, including Amadablam to the distant west and many unnamed peaks. The camp is set close to the rocks that lead up to the pass.

Accommodation: an overnight stay in a camp at Honku Valley.

Day 19Rest day at Amphu Laptsa Base Camp

Today serves as a rest day, allowing you time for final preparations and gear checks before crossing the Amphu Lapcha pass tomorrow. Ensure you get ample physical rest today, as tomorrow’s climb will be challenging. If you wish to explore the surroundings, take care not to overexert yourself.

Accommodation: an overnight stay in a camp at Amphu Lapcha Base Camp.

Day 20-21Trek from Amphu Laptsa (5100m) to Island Peak Base Camp (5845m), (8-9 hours)

After an early breakfast, we set off on an alpine journey to cross the pass. Transporting all of our equipment, crew, porters, and team members takes time. The climb from Hinku to the pass appears simple, but it is not without difficulties. The eastern and southern slopes are rocky and sun-exposed, while the northern side has steep snow slopes. We proceed cautiously, using fixed ropes to descend to the snow lakes and moraine valleys below. The pass provides breathtaking panoramic views of the Khumbu peaks. Take a moment during the ascent and descent to appreciate the region’s breathtaking scenery.

Accommodation: an overnight stay in a camp at Island Peak Base Camp.

Island Peak

Day 22-24Trek to Lukla (2860m), (4-7 hours)

After breakfast, begin your journey towards Lukla, trekking through the renowned Khumbu Valley to Tengboche Monastery and Namche Bazaar. Explore Namche, the Sherpa capital, with its Tibetan stalls and Swiss bakeries. Descend Namche’s slopes to Dudh Koshi, then follow the main trail to Phakding through picturesque villages. Cross the bridge and trek to Lukla’s broad, flat spur. End your adventure with a memorable celebration alongside the crew and porters.

Accommodation: an overnight stay in an available hotel in Lukla.

lukla

Day 25Flight to Kathmandu (35 minutes)

After an early morning breakfast in Lukla, you will fly back to Kathmandu. Make sure to get your seat on the left side of the plane, as from this site you will be able to witness the panoramic and majestic view of the Himalayas, ranging from the north to the far east. Upon your arrival, our guide will transfer you to your hotel. Check in at the hotel and have a sound rest. This marks the end of the Mera Peak and Amphu Lapcha Pass treks.

Accommodation: an overnight stay at Yatri Suites & Spa or a similar hotel in Kathmandu.

lukla airport

Day 26Departure

Your trip will come to an end today. Our representative will pick you up with a private van and drop you off at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport approximately three hours before your scheduled flight back to your home or other destination.

Have a safe journey onward, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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