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Mera Peak Amphu Lapcha La Pass

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Summit Mera Peak 6461m, located in Everest region of Nepal.
  • Cross the challenging and adventurous mountain pass – Amphu Lapcha La Pass at 5,845 meters.
  • Experience the highland Sherpa culture, their traditions and lifestyle. And enjoy the magnificent Himalayan scenery of world’s towering mountains including Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and several snow capped peaks within Everest region.
  • Scenic Mountain Flight : Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu.

Trip Introduction;
Mera Peak Amphu Lapcha La Pass trip offers extreme adventure at Upper Hinku valley inside the Everest and Khumbu region of Nepal. Mera Peak is the highest of the trekking permitted peaks of Nepal and is widely acknowledged by climbers for being technically difficult and challenging peak. The first ascend of Mera Peak was made in 1953 by J.O.M. Roberts nad Sen Tenzing. However, the proper ascent was made by French climbers M. Jolly, G. Baus and L. Honnis in 1975. The peak rises to the south of Everest and dominates the watershed between Hinku and Hongu valleys.

Apart from the climbing of Mera Peak, the trip also includes the crossing of one of the most challenging high alpine pass – Amphu Lapcha La Pass at 5845 meters. Thus Mera Peak Amphu Lapcha La Pass Trek is recommended for adventure seeking climbers who have sufficient physical fitness and previous climbing experience. Besides, other highlights of the trip includes interaction with highland Sherpa community, excursion of Buddhist monasteries, discovery of hidden wonders (flora and fauna) and the stunning views of Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Cho oyu 8201m, Mt. Makalu 8485m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m and hundreds of other snow-covered peaks.

Mera Peak Amphu Lapcha La Pass adventure trip starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla we begin our trek following the smooth ascending trail that passes through Sherpa cultural villages, dense forests (blooming rhododendron during its season), Buddhist monasteries, rice terraces, paddy fields with scenic views of surrounding high mountains. Our trek leads us to Mera Peak Base Camp where we will spend some time for acclimatization and to be familiar with the vicinity. Taking weather conditions into consideration we will follow the instructions given by our climbing expert guides and head towards the summit. Tackling several technical section we climb to the summit. Once at the summit we are rewarded with mind blowing views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and other surrounding peaks in Everest region.

After spending some quality time at the summit we descend down following the same route back to base camp. Then we will follow the trail that heads to beautiful Hinku valley and Panch Pokhari (Panch Pokhari means Five Lakes in Nepali language), where we get the opportunity to do some exploration around Hinku valley and the lakes. From Amphu Lapcha Base Camp, our trek heads for the crossing of a technical and challenging high alpine pass – Amphu Lapcha La Pass at 5845 meters. The crossing of the pass demands usages of climbing ropes necessarily. To stay safe from winds and melted snows, we must begin our trek early in the morning when the snow is frozen at its best. After successfully crossing the pass we conitnue our trek that leads us back to Lukla. Our memorable Mera Peak Amphu Lapcha La Pass Trek ends with a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

Points to avoid your confusion:
Central Mera Peak stands at an altitude of 6461m. Similarly North Mera Peak at 6476m and South Mera at 6064m. Generally, we operate climbing of Central Mera Peak but we can also operate other faces at your special request.
Best Season for Amphu Lapcha La Pass Trek & Mera Peak Climbing is from start of April to mid of May and starting of September to mid November.

Mera Peak Amphu Lapcha Pass is more challenging and adventurous than our Mera Peak Climbing Trip – Find our Mera Peak Climbing trip general route (excluding Amphu Lapcha La Pass)

Find our day to day itinerary of Mera Peak Amphu Lapcha La Pass through Google Map;

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. Then you will be transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at the Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering information about the trip. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu and Preparation for Trekking & Climbing
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu 
Today we will spend our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Mera Peak Climbing with Amphu Lapcha La Pass.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.
Accommodation: 
Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] [45 minutes] and Trek to Chhuthang [3020m/9905ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
After having breakfast at the Hotel, we will be transferred to domestic airlines terminal for a scenic mountain flight to Lukla also known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. After landing at the airstrip of Lukla, we will start our trek heading east and pass along several hamlets and wooden yards before entering into thick forested area filled with rhododendron, pines, oaks and birch trees. Our trek goes on the hillside below Kalo Himal ridge as we head towards the summer pasture grounds of Chhuthang.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Chhuthang to Tuli Kharka [4100m/13448ft] via Zatrawala Pass [4600m/15088ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Chhuthang our trail is a gradually ascend and then much steeper climb for the crossing of Zatrawala Pass. After arriving at the top of the pass we are rewarded with breath taking views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang Peak and other surrounding high peaks. After spending short time at the top, we continue our trek with a rather easy downhill descend journey as we approach towards Tuli Kharka for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek from Tuli kharka to Kothe [4182m/13716ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
All set to go, we will follow the trail that is a descend journey all the way down to Hinku River. After reaching the river bed, we will make a final climb through dense rhododendron filled forest to arrive at Kothe. Kothe is located at the west side of Hinku valley and acknowledged for dense rhododendron forest. In spring the hills are filled with red rhododendron flowers that makes the area one of the most enchanting spot on planet. We will spend our overnight at Kothe.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Kothe to Thangnak [4326m/14189ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Leaving Kothe we will follow the trail that goes along the ridge of Hinku river and head towards Gondishung – which is a summer herders settlement. Continuing our trek from there, we will pass through Lungsumgba Gompa – built around 200 years ago. At this point we will get to see Mera Peak along with its route scripted in rock which is a masterpiece of rock carving. From here a rather easy and short trek will lead us towards the summer grazing settlement of Thangnak.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Thangnak to Khare [5000m/16400ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today is mostly uphill trekking. Leaving Thangnak we will follow the trail that goes over the glacier towards a Kharka with great views of surrounding peaks. Further ascend through moraines will lead us to the snout of Hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. From this point we will climb steeply to reach Khare for our overnight stay. From Khare we can enjoy magnificent view of Northern Face of Mera Peak.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Rest at Khare
By now we are 5,000 meters above sea level. Proper acclimatization is very crucial to avoid altitude sickness and to ensure successful summit climb. Thus, we will take a rest at Khare for acclimatization and exploration. Besides, Khare offers a number of good hikes to its visitors which are remarkably best places for exploration and for acclimatization. While we spend our rest day at Khare, our Sherpa team will make necessary checks on our climbing gears and equipments for Mera Peak climbing.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek to Mera Base Camp [5300m/17384ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
After spending a full day rest at Khare, we will follow the trail that is a gradual ascend over to Mera Glacier. Our trail climbs steeply as we head towards the top of the glacier. We will have to traverse along the glacier to arrive at Mera Peak Base Camp. As soon as we reach the base camp our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camps and make necessary preparations for further trekking towards high camp before the final summit climb of Mera Peak.
Accommodation: Tented camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Trek to Mera High Camp [5700m/18696ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
From Base Camp we will follow the trial that is often snow covered and slippery. Gradually ascending on top of the rock band we head towards Mera Peak High Camp. From the high camp we will have magnificent views of world’s towering mountains including Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Nuptse and other snow capped mountains. Once at the high camp, our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camp and make necessary checks on our health conditions and climbing gears.
Accommodation: Tented camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Summit Mera Peak [6461m/21192ft] and descend to Kongma Dingma [4850m/15908ft] [9-10 hrs]
Today is the big day, the day we all were desperately waiting for. Fully equipped and properly acclimatized we start early and follow the footsteps of our experienced climbing guides. We aim to reach the summit before midday as the strong winds after noon can create obstacles to reach the summit. We climb up the glacier and onto a irregular ridge. From there the climb steepens as we head towards Mera Peak summit. Once at the top we are rewarded with up-close views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, Chamlang, Baruntse and numerous snow capped mountains. We will spend short quality time at the Mera Peak summit and then retrace our steps back to reach Kongma Dingma following the same route.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Trek from Kongma Dingma to Seto Pokhari [4825m/15826ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] via Honku Valley
Leaving Kongma Dingma we will follow the trail that leads higher into yak pasture grounds of the beautiful and remote valley. Our trail heads directly into the epicenter of world’s towering mountains. We trek along with magnificent views of surrounding mountains and high alpine valleys. Our trek continues until we arrive at Seto Pokhari for our overnight camping. Seto Pokhari literally means ‘White Lake’ in Nepali language and is the first of a series of lakes in the upper Honku Basin.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Trek to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (South) [5650m/18532ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Leaving Seto Pokhari, we continue our trekking passing through one of the most remote part of the Himalayas. Our trail is a gradual ascend journey over the Honku valley which offers true mountain wilderness. We will continue to trek along the beautiful Honku valley and in short time we will arrive at Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (South) for our overnight camping.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 14: Trek to Amphu Lapcha Base Camp (North) [5300m/17384ft] [6-7 hrs Trek] via Amphu Lapcha La Pass [5845m/19177ft]
Today we start early for the crossing of the technically difficult and challenging alpine pass – Amphu Lapcha La Pass at 5,845 meters. The pass is often covered with snow and ice, so moving one step at a time – we head towards the top of the pass. Once at the top of the pass we are rewarded with magnificent views of surrounding high mountains. From the top we will descend vigorously to reach Amphu Lapcha North Base Camp for our overnight camping.   
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 15: Trek from Amphu Lapcha Base Camp to Pangboche [3930m/12890ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
Leaving Amphu Lapcha North Base Camp, we will follow the trail that is mostly downhill trekking along the moraine as we arrive at Chhukung. From here our trek passes through several villages inhabited by Sherpa ethnic communities. After few hours of trekking we will arrive at Pangboche. There is a famous monastery at Pangboche, that is believed to be the oldest monastery in whole Khumbu region. We will spend our overnight at Pangboche.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 16: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [4-5 Hrs Trek] 
From Pangboche we will follow the trail that descends for a while before climbing up towards Tyangboche. We will pay a visit at Tyangboche Monastery before descending down through dense forested area towards the village of Trashinga. A rather easy trail from there will lead us to Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Capital.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 17: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek] 
The last day of this adventurous trip – Mera Peak with Amphu Lapcha La Pass, leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote- Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring us to Lukla. After arriving at Lukla, we will celebrate our successful Mera Peak Climbing.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 18: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu [45 min flight] and then transfer to Hotel
From Lukla we will take an early morning scenic flight back to Kathmandu. After arriving at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or pay a visit to attraction destination (world heritage sites of UNESCO) sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Enjoy your time at Kathmandu.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: Breakfast

Day 19: Leisure day at Kathmandu
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping streets of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate and have a final meal together in the evening for successfully completing Mera Peak with Amphu Lapcha La Pass.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: Breakfast + Farewell Dinner

Day 20: International Departure as per your flight schedule
Our airport representative will drop you at International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

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Your Program Duration = 20 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival and Departure Transfer by Private Vehicle
  • 3 nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • A day sightseeing in Kathmandu with experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight
  • All essential ground transportation by private vehicle
  • Climbing permit for Peak Mera
  • All required Trekking permits and national park fees
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period
  • General first aid kids
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government taxes and necessary paper work

Cost Excludes

  • Personal climbing gears
  • Your Personal Insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Cost of personal nature expenses
  • Tips & Summit Bonus for staffs

Important Info

Essential Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Alpine Climbing Harness; It should be simple designed, light and easy to carry with positively foolproof features.
  • Crampons; It should be fit with boots perfectly, still crampons with anti-balling and safely into ice.
  • Ice Axe; used to cut off the ice during climbing should be versatile light.
  • Ascender; also known as Jamar, used for ascending on rope, should be flexible to use with gloves or mittens.
  • Head Lamp; multi led head lamp with spare batteries are essential.
  • Karabiners; requires minimum 2 locking carabineers (1 large & 1 small) and 4 regular.
  • Rappel Device; includes Figure eight, ATC device or similar.
  • Ski Poles; Very handy for the approach; adjustable types are the best and are recommended type
  • Slings; requires one 3m/10ft and three 2m/6ft
  • Masks, Hoses and Regulators; recommended good quality for your safety.
  • Altimeter Watch;
  • Climbing Helmets; It is an essential gear to be safe from possible ice falls and rock falls, should be light and comfortable.

Clothing:

Upper Body:

  • One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
  • One polar fleece pullovers, medium weight.
  • One polar fleece jacket.
  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with large hood to accommodate climbing helmet.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.

Hands:

  • One pair lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
  • One pair mittens, consists of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner

Heads:

  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Scarf or neck sleeve
  • Face mask
  • Ball cap or brimmed sun cap
  • Glacier Sunglass with side shields
  • One pair ski goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
  • Bandana or head scarf, useful for dusty conditions

Lower Body:

  • Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
  • One pair walking shorts
  • One pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp
  • Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms
  • One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms
  • One pair polar fleece trousers
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)

Feet:

  • One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Overboots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
  • One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp
  • One pair cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp
  • One pair down booties (optional)
  • Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • Two Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
  • Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
  • Two pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
  • Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.

Travel and Sleeping Gear

  • Rucksacks and Travel Bags; One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry).
  • Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Medical & Personal:

  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
  • Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher, any brand
  • Toiletry kits: toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, alcohol-based anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial soap, comb/brush, shave kit, lighter, small long-burning candle, needle/thread, throat lozenges (bring travel size bottles to keep you kit small)
  • First-aid kits: Ibuprofen/aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, little of hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin-type suave, Nu-skin spray, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins, small bottle of water purification tablets. Include any prescription travel meds that might prescribed by your doctor. (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids)
  • Zip-loc bags: Always useful Baby wipes
  • Ear plugs: Very useful in noisy lodges and tents. Available in most hardware stores.
  • Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek and climb, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on you way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.

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